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Friday, June 19
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

• Sunny with a high of 80 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Supreme Court rejected President Trump’s attempt to repeal the DACA program and end protections for young immigrants.

• As COVID-19 cases spike across the country, Florida could become the next epicenter of the nation’s outbreak. Governor Cuomo is considering a quarantine on travelers from the Sunshine State.

• Both of the Atlanta police officers charged in connection with the killing of Rayshard Brooks turned themselves in. One was released on bond.

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Brooklyn News
• Outside of a Bed-Stuy coffee shop, a man was caught on video ranting for the barista take down a Black Lives Matter sign on the window.

• After being arrested in front of her 5-year-old at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, a woman is filing a suit the city for $10 million.

• A public art installation in Brooklyn is calling attention to police brutality with sports jerseys in honor of African Americans killed by police.

• Facebook deactivated dozens of ads placed by President Trump’s reelection campaign that included a symbol once used by the Nazis

• The city passed a rent freeze that will apply to tenants in rent stabilizedapartments.

• Amazon Studios obtained the rights to an untitled documentary on voting rights, featuring insights from politician and lawyer Stacey Abrams.

• The Emmys are the latest awards show to adjust their nominee formula in order to promote diversity and inclusivity among contenders.

Story Time: The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn’t.  Sat June 20th 11:30am.  A hilarious & heartwarming story for children ages 3 – 8.  Click here for a Zippy Chippy coloring page!  Register here. 

Buzzing Back

• In 1971 Carole King has her first #1 hit as a performer with this song. 

• In 1983 rapper Macklemore is born in Seattle,WA.  He vaulted to fame with this 2013 #1 US Billboard hit. 

• A writer for New York Magazine says it’s about time for Congress to send financial relief to the States.

• In a piece for the Daily News, Samuel Collins III outlines the history of Juneteenth, and his special connection to the date.

In the Blogs
• One state senate candidate and one assembly district leader were accused of advertising fraudulent antibody testing at the Williamsburg NYCHA Houses.

• If reelected, Brooklyn State Senator Julia Salazar promises to continue the push for progressive legislation.

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• Top infectious disease doc Anthony Fauci says the NFL may not be able to return to play this year.

• UFC president Dana White revealed the company’s first four cards for Fight Island, which will take place in Abu Dhabi next month.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• PGA Golf Tour. Viewing guide.
• UFC Fight Nights: Blaydes vs. Volkov begins at 8 p.m.
• PGA Golf Tour. Viewing guide.
• PGA Golf Tour. Viewing guide.

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Real Estate
• The city will transition to a new affordable housing website starting in July. Here’s how it works.

• For Sale – 2465 Hubbard Street, Sheepshead Bay – Double lot, legal 2 family offer 3 BRs over 1 BR, walk-in basement w/ updated kitchen, open concept LR, full bath w/ jacuzzi, backyard w/ pool, front porch.  $1.550M.

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, two family home at 830 Ave. Z for $1.06 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Read about one Eater writer’s brisket and jerk chicken-fueled bike tour of Bed-Stuy.

• After months of speculation, Levain Bakery has announced it will open its first Brooklyn location next month.

Restaurant ABC’s – Greenpoint
Grade A – Cafe Grumpy, 193 Meserole Ave. Evidence of mice; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade B – Oxomoco, 128 Greenpoint Ave. Cold food item held above 41º F; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Nonna’s Pizzeria, 253 Nassau Ave. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized.

Flatbush – 11 a.m. – Mask giveaway with Church of the Holy Innocents. 279 East 17th St.

• Downtown – 12 p.m. – Justice4GeorgeNYC Young People’s Rally. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Prospect Park – 1 p.m. – Juneteenth bike ride with Good Co Bike Club. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy.

• Virtual – 5 p.m. – Town hall on police-community relations with Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman. Zoom.

• Virtual – 6 p.m. – The Fab Four – All We Need is Love: Online Stream (stream available for 72 hours). $10

Virtual - 11:30 a.m. – Story Time: The True Story of Zippy Chippy - The Little Horse That Couldn’t.
Virtual – 8 p.m. – Shake, Rattle & Roll: Dueling Pianos. 

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Written by BKTicker

June 19th, 2020 at 9:05 am

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