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Friday, July 24

• Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. High of 87 degrees.

Top Stories
• The U.S. has hit 4 million cases of coronavirus, with 1 million of those cases confirmed over a 15-day period.

• Two U.S. watchdogs launched probes into the use of force by federal law enforcement agents in Portland, Oregon, and D.C., after the mayor of Portland was tear-gassed by federal officers at a protestearlier this week.

• It took 35 MTA workers and $17,000 to clean out the mess left behind by “Occupy City Hall” protesters.

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Brooklyn News
• The mother of a 12-year-old boy brutally beaten at a bodega in Bed-Stuy says her son was the victim of bullies for years.

• A Brooklyn man suffered a fractured skull after a building facade collapsed and fell on him in Crown Heights.

• Abducted by his father from a Bushwick hospital, a three-day-old baby was found safe and sound outside of a NYCHA complex.

• Michael Cohen has been ordered to be released from prison, after a judge found his imprisonment “retaliatory.”

• Senate Republicans and the White House have reached a tentative deal on a new stimulus package.

• An Australian entertainment company is bringing “floating cinemas” to various U.S. cities, including New York, using socially distanced boats.

• Kanye West’s presidential bid has been roundly dismissed as a publicity stunt, but some conservatives tired of Trump say it has some political significance.

BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival: Live Everywhere! July 25th & 26th  7pm This year the beloved festival will be transformed into a virtual multi-platform destination designed to bring the spirit of the outdoor concert series to your home.  Tickets
Buzzing Back

• In 1969 Apollo 11 safely returns to Earth.

• In 1998 TV show host Bindi Irwin is born in Australia.  She is the daughter of this famous Crocodile Hunter. 

• The NY Post says falling rents mean trouble for New York City’s future.

• With more nations banning U.S. travelers, a NY Times writer ponders whether the coronavirus will finally show Americans how much privilege they’ve enjoyed.

In the Blogs
• Jabari Brisport has declared victory in New York State Senate Democratic Primary for District 25.

• Popular upscale sushi restaurant Chiko has shifted from omakase to sichuan takeout, in order to better accommodate clientele during the pandemic.

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• The Yankees (1-0) beat the Washington Nationals 4 to 1 on Opening Day, after the game was called early due to weather.

• After weeks of uncertainty, the Washington NFL franchise will temporarily take the name ‘Washington Football Team.’

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Mets host the Atlanta Braves at 4:10 p.m. for their opening game of the 2020 season. No in-person spectators will be in attendance.
• The Mets take on the Braves at Citi Field at 4:10 p.m.
• The Yankees face the Nationals in D.C. at 7:15 p.m.
• UFC Fight Night 174. Preliminary Card begins at 5 p.m.; Main Card starts at 8 p.m.
• The Yankees complete their series with the Nationals at 1:05 p.m.
• The Mets tee off against the Braves for a third time at 7:08 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Several neighborhoods in Brooklyn saw increased demand from renters even as the coronavirus plunged New York City’s housing market.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun July 26th 4-5pm (By Appt Only)  82 Central Avenue, Bushwick – Renovated mixed-use 2 family + store in prime location. Ground flr is commercial space, 2nd flr has 3 BRs, 2 bath; 3rd flr has 4 BRs, 1 bath, full basement.  Located near Wyckoff Hospital, Maria Hernandez ark and trendy bars.  $1.850M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

OPEN HOUSE. Sun July 26th 12-1pm – 13 Stuyvesant Avenue, Bed Stuy – Renovated 2 family brick offers 10 BRs, 3 bath, high ceilings, finished basement. Delivered Vacant – Motivated Seller!  $1.150M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

• Sold – Bed-Stuy – A six-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,400 square foot three-unit row house at 36 Macdonough St. for $1.43 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• A vibrant new pan-Caribbean restaurant, Kokomo, debuts with outdoor dining in Williamsburg this month.

• Why did a former Navy SEAL, who now makes precision lasers, just buy iconic Brooklyn creamery Ample Hills?

Restaurant ABC’s – Kings Highway
Grade A – Taste of Georgia, 1637 East 18th St. Evidence of mice; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade B – Meraki, 1673 East 13th St. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Beans & Bagels, 1683 East 16th St. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Sanitized equipment or utensil improperly used; Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution; Evidence of mice; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Facility not vermin proof; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Love Is A Rose: A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt. Tickets 

Virtual - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Tomorrowland Around the World Music Festival.  Tickets 
Virtual - 3 p.m. – Online Art Class: Draw, Paint, Create!  $7.50 – $10 
Virtual - 7 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival: Live Everywhere! Tickets 

• Virtual – 7 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival: Live Everywhere! Tickets 
Virtual - 7 p.m. – Online Sex and the City Trivia: Fundraiser.  $10

Written by BKTicker

July 24th, 2020 at 8:42 am

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