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Monday, June 22
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 89 degrees.

Top Stories
• U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman agreed to step down, ending a tug-of-war with Attorney General William Barr.

• A Rikers Island inmate was apprehended after attempting his second escape, this time by scaling the wall onto the roof.

• A statue of Teddy Roosevelt will be taken down in front of the American Museum of Natural History’s main entrance.

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Brooklyn News
• A motorcyclist was killed in Brownsville after he crashed into an SUV, whose driver had a suspended licenses.

• Brooklyn’s borough president wants community members not to call 311 or 911for fireworks complaints.

• A Brooklyn state senator’s retirement has set off a fiery primary race to replace her.

Politics
• Trump was furious about the underwhelming crowd at his campaign rally in Tulsa.

• Former National Security Adviser John Bolton called Trump “naive and dangerous,” and hoped that he will be a “one-term president.”

Entertainment
• Tom Petty’s family members denounced Trump for using “I Won’t Back Down” at his latest rally.

• Actor Ansel Elgort denied an allegation of sexual assault through an Instagram post.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1974, this song by The Stylistics was released and would be their biggest hit, peaking at #2 for 14 weeks.

• In 1949, actress Meryl Streep is born in Summit, NJ. She earned her first Academy Award nomination for this 1978 drama film.

Opinion
• The Post says shootings are soaring across New York City due to the disbanding of the plainclothes anti-crime unit.

• The Times says OSHA needs to protect workers from getting coronavirus on the job.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn Based lists podcasts and movies that elevate Black voices.

• A Crown Heights-based culinary event company has started a meal delivery service.

Trending in New York
• #90DayFiance
#nycfireworks
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Scoreboard
• The MLB Players Association postponed a vote as talks continue over a shortened season.

• The Yankees are leaving Tampa after four employees at their spring training complex tested positive for coronavirus.

• St. John’s basketball star LJ Figueroa is officially transferring to Oregon.

• Here are three takeaways from Tiz the Law’s win in the Belmont Stakes.

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Real Estate
• This is what Phase 2 of New York City’s reopening will mean for the real estate community.

• For Sale – 264 Withers Street, Williamsburg – Renovated and vacant 3 family home w/backyard offers 4 levels of living space, ech floor has a 3 BR/1 bath unit.  Washer/dryer in each apt, hardwood floors, granite countertops. $2.475M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Ocean Parkway – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,692-square-foot house at 842 East 10th Street for $1.8 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday evening, police responded to a 911 call about people shot at 640 Stanley Avenue in East New York. Cops found a 27-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, face and leg, and a 17-year-old with a gunshot to his right leg. Both victims were taken to the hospital, where the older victim died. The teenager is in stable condition. There are no arrests and an investigation is ongoing.

• On Saturday morning, police responded to a 911 call of a man shot in front of 334 Milford Street in East New York. Cops found an unconscious 35-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his neck. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Virtual – 11 a.m. – NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea to testify for Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation into interactions between police and the public. Livestream here.

Written by BKTicker

June 22nd, 2020 at 10:21 am

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