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Wednesday, May 27
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

• Mostly cloudy with a high of 74 degrees.

Top Stories
• For the first time, Twitter flagged some of Trump’s tweets with a fact-checking warning.

• Four Minneapolis cops were fired after video captured one of them kneeling on the neck of a black man who later died.

• A New York City finance firm fired the “Central Park Karen” who called the police on a black man after he asked her to leash her dog.

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Brooklyn News
• A father fatally shot his ex-girlfriend’s new beau in her apartment in the Gowanus Houses.

• A grocery store clerk was arrested after fatally shooting a man inside an East New York bodega.

• An 8-year-old girl told cops a stranger sexually assaulted her in her Bensonhurst backyard as she was putting her bike away.

• Joe Biden called Trump an “absolute fool” for stoking controversy around the use of face masks.

• State and city lawmakers are pushing back against Cuomo’s proposed budgetcuts to education.

• Jimmy Fallon apologized for wearing blackface in a 2000 “Saturday Night Live” skit that recently resurfaced.

Amazon is developing a series centered on Lisbeth Salander from “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

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Buzzing Back

• In 2017, Gregg Allman, guitarist and keyboard player for The Allman Brothers Band, died due to complications from liver cancer at the age of 69.

• In 1971, rapper Lisa Lopes is born in Philadelphia. She was known as Left Eye and was a member of this hip-hop group.

• The Post details the hidden risk in President Trump’s tweets of baseless accusations.

• The Daily News is calling on 2021 mayoral candidates to show how they will fixthe city’s fiscal nightmare.

In the Blogs
• Neighbors are giving back to immigrant communities in southern Brooklyn.

• River Deli in Brooklyn Heights is open for takeout and delivery again.

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• The NHL will go right into the playoffs with a 24-team format if it can resume its suspended season.

• Here’s how the MLB’s proposed economic plan would affect the Yankees and the Mets.

• Two New York Liberty players plan to stay abroad and forgo the 2020 season amid the pandemic.

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Real Estate
• Leser Group is looking for a $74 million refinancing of two Brooklyn propertiesand one in the Bronx.

• For Sale – 117 N. 4th Street, Williamsburg – Semi detached 8 family home has a total of 24 BRs, 8 baths.  All apts are in good shape.  Oasis-like backyard.  $2.849M  Capri Jet Realty  (917) 225-7584

• Sold – Bushwick – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,800-square-foot townhouse at 72 Granite Street for $690,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Apple will reopen 100 more U.S. retail stores this week, but most won’t let customers inside.

• Amazon is in advanced talks to buy the self-driving startup company Zoox.

• Virtual – Noon – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams joins virtual rally on “Building Back: How a Green New Deal can help New York recover from COVID-19.” Join here.

• Virtual – 1 p.m. – First Lady Chirlane McCray hosts “Bring Your Light: Faith and Mental Health in COVID-19.” Facebook Live.

Virtual – 2:30 p.m. State lawmakers, 32BJ SEIU members demand passage of Healthy Terminals Act. Join here.

Virtual – 4:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts phonebank to Get Out the Vote for the 2020 Census. Register here.

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Written by BKTicker

May 27th, 2020 at 10:12 am

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