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Monday, July 27
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy, but still hot and humid. High of 99.

Top Stories
• The casket carrying late civil rights leader John Lewis traveled across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma one last time.

• Thousands of New Yorkers marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to protest federal enforcement tactics used against activists in Portland.

• New York state and the city have hit record low COVID-19 hospitalizations.

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Brooklyn News
• Three teenagers were shot, one fatally, outside a park in Cypress Hills.

• Cops racing to respond to what turned out to be a false report of a shooting fatally struck a motorcyclist in Williamsburg.

• A woman and her three children were seriously hurt in an apartment fire in East New York.

Politics
• Maya Wiley, a former top legal counsel to de Blasio, has placed calls to prominent politicians seeking support for a mayoral run.

• City & State lists the 100 most influential Asian-Americans in New York politics and policy.

Entertainment
• Talk show legend Regis Philbin has died at the age of 88.

• Olivia de Havilland, one of the last actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age, passed away at 104 years old.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1968, Cass Elliot releases her first solo single following the breakup of The Mamas And Papas.

• In 1998, stage actor Myles Erlick is born in Canada. He earned his most notable part in the title role of Billy Elliot the Musical on Broadway.

Opinion
• The Daily News says NYC and the nation must realize the promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

• The Post says subways are bouncing back, which is a huge sign of progress.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn Charm is closing up its current location and relocating to California.

• Betsy Head Pool in Brownsville is slated to open its doors on August 1.

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• #90DayFiance
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (1-2) were shellacked by the Atlanta Braves, 14-1. They fly to Boston to take on the Red Sox at 7:35 p.m.

• The Yankees (2-1) win their first series over the Washington Nationals, 3-2. The Bronx Bombers will head to Philadelphia to face the Phillies at 7:05 p.m.

• The Yankees optioned Clint Frazier to the alternate training site to bring up more bullpen arms.

• President Trump won’t throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium, but plans to at some point. The decision comes after two key Yankees announced they plan to kneel during the national anthem all season.

• The Giants cut Pro Bowl kicker Aldrick Rosas after his hit-and-run arrest. They immediately signed Chandler Catanzaro as a replacement.

• The Jets traded star safety Jamal Adams to the Seahawks for Bradley McDougald and three high draft picks.

• The Knicks are finalizing a five-year deal with head coach Tom Thibodeau.

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Real Estate
• The owners of 400,000 rent-stabilized apartments in NYC reported an improvement in rent collection in early July.

• For Sale – 59 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg – Three family home close to McCarren & Cooper parks.  8 BRs, 3 full bath total. Unfinished basement, gorgeous backyard.  $2.649M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Georgetown – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,302-square-foot condo at 1950 Bergen Avenue for $625,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On early Saturday morning, inside a Flatbush Optical store at 11122 Flatlands Avenue in East New York, unidentified suspects entered the building by breaking he lock on the rear door. They stole $14,820 worth of sunglasses. The suspects left from the rear of the building.

• On Sunday night, police responded to a 911 call of a man shot in front of 405 East 16th Street in Flatbush. Cops discovered a 32-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the chest and face. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. There are no arrests and an investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Virtual – 11 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams announces school reopening proposal, release report. Live stream here.

Virtual – 1 p.m. – State lawmakers, community groups call for legislative leadership to enact budget reforms. Register here.

Virtual – 6 p.m. – Public Advocate Williams speaks at Dominican Bar Association’s “Policing in America” panel. Register here.

Written by BKTicker

July 27th, 2020 at 8:51 am

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