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Morning Buzz: City Planning Commission approves controversial plan to close Rikers Island, Measles outbreak is now over

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Wednesday, September 4

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 89 degrees.

Top Stories
• The City Planning Commission has green-lighted Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to close Rikers Island and replace it with four borough-based jails.

• Hurricane Dorian has picked up speed after a days-long standstill in the Bahamas.

• Walmart will stop selling ammunition and has asked customers to not openly carry firearms in its stores.

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What Women Need to Know About Investing  Sat Sept 7th 9:30-11am  This workshop is for women who are ready to learn how to get started investing.  No prior knowledge is required.  $11  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights
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Brooklyn News
• City officials announced that the measles outbreak is now over.

• Five cops were injured after a wild car chase in Brooklyn.

• The SUV driver who fatally struck a cyclist breaking into cars has been charged with murder.

Politics
• The Department of Homeland Security has released a list of keywords used to monitor social media.

• British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative party lost its working majority in the House of Commons.

Entertainment
Supergirl” co-stars Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood got married over the weekend.

The Jonas Brothers surprised a fan who missed their concert to undergo chemotherapy.

Buzzing Back

• In 2014 comedy legend Joan Rivers dies at the age of 81. In 1965 her career took off after she made her first appearance on this show.

• In 1960 actor and comedian Damon Wayans is born in NYC.  He began his career as a stand-up comedian and in 1984 made his first film cameo in this movie.

Opinion
• A Times columnist says that hurricanes are getting worse but yet so many people are afraid to talk about climate change.

• The Daily News argued that it is the government’s duty now to push Khalid Shaikh Mohammed through the military justice system.

In the Blogs
• New affordable apartments in Williamsburg are at 60 percent of the area median income.

• Want to listen to live music? Here are the top gigs that can be found in Bushwick this week.

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Scoreboard
• The Yankees (91-49) outplayed the Texas Rangers, 10-1. The two teams finish up their series at 6:35 p.m.

• The Mets suffered a crushing loss at the hands of the Washington Nationals, 11-10. They play again today at 1:10 p.m.

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UB40  Fri Sept 6th  5:30pm   40th Anniversary Tour – A Labour of Love featuring Ali and Strand & Shaggy 2019.  Tickets   Ford Amphitheatre, 3052 West 21st Street, Coney Island
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 1730 Ocean Avenue in Midwood.

• For Sale - 7001 Louise Terrace, Bay Ridge - English Tudor brick townhouse in excellent condition full of modern amenities.  4 BRs, 3 bath, stone fireplace, hardwood floors, EIK w/ SS appliances, laundry on 1st flr, full finished basement, spacious patio w/ outdoor living room set. $1.299M. Homes.com 646-835-2588

• For Sale – 117 N. 4th Street, Williamsburg - Semi-detached eight family home – 24 BRs, 8 bath total.  All apts are in good condition.  Oasis-like backyard.  $3.199M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Sunset Park – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 614-square-foot condo at 638 50th St. for $555,000. Zillow

Business News
• Did Popeyes find a winning recipe? It must be good if robbers at a Houston Popeyes demanded chicken sandwiches at gunpoint.

• The next recession may feel different from 2008.

EventsBay Ridge - 9:30 a.m. – NYPD Chief of Transportation Thomas M. Chan, DOT Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Keith Bray and Senator Andrew Gounardes will make a Vision Zero announcement. Fontbonne Hall Academy, 9901 Shore Road

Brownsville – 11 a.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams will join with tenants from NYCHA’s Howard Houses to demand that the scaffolding on several buildings be taken down after months of delays. Howard Houses, 61 Thatford Ave.

Downtown Brooklyn – 3:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts roundtable discussion on Landmark “NYC Under 3” Child Care Proposal. Brooklyn Community Services, 101 Fleet Place

• Bensonhurst – 4 p.m. – Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis joins parents and community leaders in opposition to the recommendation to end gifted and talented programs. Brooklyn School of Inquiry, 50 Avenue P

Park Slope – 6:30 p.m. – Preserving Summer:  Pressed Flowers.  Brainery, 1110 8th Avenue

Gowanus - 7:30 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Beetlejuice.  Parklife, 636 Degraw St.

Industry City – 8 p.m. – CityFarm presents: Mdou Moctar & Boogarins.  Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th Street

Written by BKTicker

September 4th, 2019 at 8:56 am

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