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Friday, June 26
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 88 degrees.

Top Stories
• A Georgia grand jury indicted the three men arrested and charged in connection with the alleged murder of Ahmaud Arbery.

• Governor Cuomo says New York will monitor the list of flights entering the state to ensure passengers quarantine for coronavirus.

• The Senate passed a sweeping sanctions bill targeting China’s violations of Hong Kong’s independence

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Brooklyn News
• The MTA will rename two Brooklyn subway stations after Civil Rights pioneer Medgar Evans.

• Slate uses the incident of an NYPD officer getting away with hitting a black teen in Brooklyn on Halloween to show how the system shields police officers from accountability.

• The Parks Department is heeding Clinton Hill residents’ demand that the NYPD’s 88th Police Precinct vacate Classon Playground, which police are using as a parking lot.

Politics
• According to a watchdog report, the White House sent almost $1.4 billion in coronavirus stimulus payments to deceased Americans.

• After blocking a DACA repeal, the Supreme Court enhanced the Trump administration’s ability to quickly deport illegal immigrants.

Entertainment
• The U.S. Postal Service is releasing its first series of stamps that celebrate hip-hop culture.

• Disney’s iconic Splash Mountain is getting a “Princess and the Frog” theme makeover.

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Josh Groban: An Intimate Concert Event – Online  Sat June 27th 4pm  Join Josh Groban & Friends for an intimate, full-length concert.  $21.50 
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Buzzing Back

• In 1971 this 8:36 long epic song by Don McLean debuts on WNEW-FM radio and would rise to #1 in the US.

• In 1970 TV actor Nick Offerman is born in Joliet, IL.  In 2003, he married this “Will & Grace” star. 

Opinion
• In an op-ed for the New York Times, a food historian says food pantries are not a substitutefor the SNAP program.

• One CNN contributor says a European ban on U.S. travelers would send a humbling message amid an uptick of COVID-19.

In the Blogs
• According to Assembly Member Joe Lentol, the new park underneath the Kosciusko Bridge will be ready in July.

• Behind closed gates, Brooklyn’s community gardens are fighting for food justice.

Trending in New York
• Liverpool
• Jenna Marbles
• #8toAbolition
• Chelsea
• Parler

Scoreboard
• NBA star Vince Carter officially retired from basketball after playing a 22-year career.

• The 2023 Women’s World Cup will be played in Australia, FIFA’s ruling council voted.

• Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the NFL will be kicking off a voting education and registration initiative.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• PGA Tour: Travelers Championship. See the tee times schedule.
Saturday
• UFC Fight Night: Austin begins at 8 p.m.
• PGA Tour: Travelers Championship. See the tee times schedule.
Sunday
• PGA Tour: Travelers Championship. See the tee times schedule.

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Real Estate
• Al Capone’s childhood home in Park Slope just went on the market for $2.9 million.

• For Rent – St. James Place, Clinton Hill – Renovated 4 BR, 1 bath apt has laundry in building, central heat & a/c, granite kitchen w/ SS appliances, large LR, hardwood floors.  $4,500/month  Blue Egg Realty  347-464-9484

• Sold – Fort Hamilton – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,200 square foot co-op at 9985 Shore Rd. for $595,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• There are two kinds of ice cream people in Brooklyn: those who like Van Leeuwen, and those who like Ample Hills. Which one are you?

• The recently opened Mediterranean restaurant Sami and Susu shares a space with neighborhood bar Maracuja.

Restaurant ABC’s – Dyker Heights
Grade A – Mia Zia’s, 8424 13th Ave. Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Las Chelitas, 7312 13th Ave. Thawing procedures improper; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – New Yee Li Restaurant, 6619 Fort Hamilton Pkwy. Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
Downtown – 12 p.m. – Unveiling of Black Lives Matter mural outside of Borough Hall. 209 Joralemon St.

Virtual - 6 p.m. - Name That Tune. 

Saturday
East Williamsburg – 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. – Elsewhere Rooftop Re-Opening. Procedures & policies will be enforced!  See here. 599 Johnson Avenue
Virtual – 4 .m. – Josh Groban & Friends. 
Virtual – 8 p.m. – Shake, Rattle & Roll: Dueling Pianos

Sunday
Virtual - 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Homemade Ice Cream.
Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Mixology Class Online: LGBTQ Pride Mixology! 

Written by BKTicker

June 26th, 2020 at 8:32 am

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