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Alternate-side parking rules are in effect, but street cleaning is reduced to the later of any day listed on ASP signs. Meters are in effect.
Monday, June 29

Weather
• Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 88 degrees.

Top Stories
• The world hit two coronavirus milestones: 500,000 confirmed deaths, and 10 million confirmed cases.

• Mississippi lawmakers voted to remove the Confederate symbol from their state flag.

•  Police officers clashed with Queer Liberation March and Black Lives Matter protesters on the anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

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Brooklyn News
• Two people were shot, and one is in critical condition, at a block party in Williamsburg.

• A 14-year-old teen was found dead at a Brooklyn playground earlier this week.

• Musicians and relatives took to the streets to honor a slain Brooklyn DJ.

Politics
• Trump retweeted a video of a supporter shouting “white power,” before deleting the post, claiming he didn’t hear it.

• City & State ranks the 100 most influential figures in New York’s LGBTQ community.

Entertainment
• Here is the complete list of winners for this year’s BET Awards.

• Actor Anthony Mackie criticized Marvel for lack of diversity with its productions.

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Keep Earth Weird: Home Scavenger Hunt Mon June 29th – Wed July 1st 2pm Complete wacky, creative, challenging, and quirky missions in and/or around your home. A game for all ages! $15.
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Buzzing Back

• In 2003, Academy Award-winning actress Katherine Hepburn dies at the age of 96.

• In 1982, SNL comedian Colin Jost is born in Staten Island. In 2019, he and this actress got engaged.

Opinion
• The Post says there are fresh signs that New York City is spiraling out of control toward complete lawlessness.

• Frank Bruni makes the case in the Times that Senator Tammy Duckworth would make Joe Biden’s best VP pick.

In the Blogs
• Pop-Up Lefferts is celebrating Caribbean American Heritage Month virtually.

• Vineapple in Brooklyn Heights has reopened under new management.

Trending in New York
• #BETAwards
#90DayFiance
Roddy
Beyonce
Cam Newton

Scoreboard
• Nets forward Wilson Chandler is opting out of the NBA’s restart in Orlando.

• The Yankees added veteran Matt Duffy to their 2020 camp roster, and two top pitching prospects to their 60-man roster.

• Quarterback Cam Newtown has reached a one-year deal with the New England Patriots.

• In the National Women’s Soccer League’s return, all players kneeled during the national anthem and wore Black Lives Matter t-shirts.

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Real Estate
• Condo units at “Parlour,” a 12-floor residential building in Park Slope, are now available.

• For Sale – East Flatbush – Legal 4 family home.  1st flr has two 2 BR apts & 2nd flr has a 3 BR and a 2 BR apt. Each unit has LR, DR, kitchen & full bath.  3 car driveway, 1 car garage.  $1.350M Carollo Real Estate. 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Bensonhurst – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,042-square-foot house at 1654 73rd Street for $765,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday afternoon, police responded to a 911 call of two people shot in front of 551 Van Siclen Avenue in New Lots. Upon arrival, cops found a 23-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the face and a 39-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the back. They were both pronounced dead at the scene. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Virtual – 10 a.m. – The Legal Aid Society, state lawmakers urge Governor Cuomo to sign NYS Tenant Safe Harbor Act. Register here.

Virtual – 2 p.m. – Keep Earth Weird: Home Scavenger Hunt. $15.

Virtual - 5 p.m. – Pride on Every Page: LGBTQ Adult Book Talk. All Readers Welcome!

Virtual – 6 to 7:45p.m. – How to Build a Herbal First Aid Kit. $17.

Written by BKTicker

June 29th, 2020 at 9:11 am

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