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Thursday, July 23

• A high of 91 with scattered thunderstorms becoming more widespread in the afternoon.

Top Stories
• The State Liquor Authority announced that “substantial” food must be served at establishments serving alcohol, which means chips and snacks won’t cut it.

• A new coroanvirus strain is causing the virus to spread more quickly in parts of the world, according to a genome expert in the UK.

• President Donald Trump announced more federal forces will be dispatched to four more cities, but New York isn’t one of them (yet).

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Brooklyn News
• Video captured the moment a truck plowed through an outdoor seating area at a Sunset Park restaurant.

• A man was shot and killed as he stepped out of his double-parked car in front the Crown Heights housing development where he lived.

• The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmal and Giglio festival that draws thousands to Williamsburg in July was forced to go virtual this year.

• Despite help from the Assembly Campaign Committee, six long-serving Democrats lost their races and now new faces are set to shake up Albany.

• Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez introduced legislation to prevent the military from recruiting on Twitch or any video games.

• Wallflowers rejoice! Insiders predict that dance floors will be a thing of the past in the NYC nightlife scene post-coronavirus.

• “Jeopardy” is unable to film episodes because of the pandemic, but classic reruns of the show are killing original ones from earlier this year in the ratings.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1966, The Troggs led the Cashbox Best Sellers chart with their version of this song.

• In 1972, actor Marlon Wayans is born in New York City. He first became known to audiences on this 1990 FOX comedy. 

• A writer for Slate argues that Republicans will come to regret the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant policies.

• The Brooklyn Downtown Star makes the case for landmarking a home on Duffield Street linked to prominent members of the abolitionist movement.

In the Blogs
• A bill that would ban the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits at pet shops has passedthe State Senate.

• Several more businesses in North Brooklyn have been forced to close their doors because of losses related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Trump’s America

• Major League Baseball is back! The Yankees (0-0) are in Washington to take on the Nationals. First pitch is at 7:08 p.m., but it might be postponed.

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Real Estate
• For Sale – 155 Russell Street, Greenpoint - Three-family home with income potential – 1st floor has 1 BR/1 bath, 2nd & 3rd floors have 2 BRs/1 bath. Walking distance to McCarren Park. $1.939M. Capri Jet Realty 646-226-5533

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 800-squre-foot apartment at 149 Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill for $635,000.

Style & Fashion
• Designer Christian Cowan is calling out Khloe Kardashian for selling a dress he loaned her.

• An Italian Instagram account is turning fast food wrappers and other packaging into stylish handbags.


Written by BKTicker

July 24th, 2020 at 8:41 am

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