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Thursday, July 30
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon with a high of 94 degrees.

Top Stories
• Activists are flooding ICE’s new “vigilante academy” with fake applications to try and overwhelm the system.

• An ex-employee for Revel says the companies mopeds are “cheap” and that he did not trust them.

• A 21-year-old college student captured a 400-pound bull shark off the coast of a Long Island beach.

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Brooklyn News
• A member of the Jewish volunteer safety patrol was slashed in Borough Park while responding to a separate assault.

• The first trial in Brooklyn since the pandemic got underway in yesterday without a jury. It was delayed so the defendant could get a mask.

• Transit officials are testing out a new subway map based off a controversial minimalist design from the 1970s, hanging five of them in a Bay Ridge station.

Politics
• Ivanka Trump is getting roasted on social media for participating in the Challenge Accepted trend.

• Who will he choose? Experts break down Joe Biden’s potential choices for vicepresident.

Entertainment
• Meghan Markle’s Wikipedia page was altered just before her relationship with Prince Harry was revealed, changing her modeling work to “activism.”

• A longtime employee of the popular Three Sons Pizzeria in Maspeth has opened a new slice joint and restaurant at the same site.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1977, The Bee Gees‘ younger brother Andy Gibb started a three-week stay at the top of the Billboard Pop chart with this song.

• In 1963, TV actress Lisa Kudrow is born in Los Angeles. She rose to fame for portraying the ditzy Phoebe Buffay on this Emmy-Award winning TV show.

Opinion
• The Brooklyn Downtown Star argues that Governor Andrew Cuomo should waste no time signing new voting reform legislation into law.

• A guest contributor to the Greenpoint Star has some middle-of-the-road ideas for police reform that will result in justice for all and a “freer NYC.”

In the Blogs
• A new report finds that the most complaints about terrible air quality come fromGreenpoint and Williamsburg.

• With no tourists in the city to rent rooms, hotels in North Brooklyn are trying to appeal to locals looking to take a staycation.

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Scoreboard
• The Yankees topped the Orioles, 9-3. The Yankees (3-1) are in Baltimore for a 7:35 meeting with the Orioles.

• The Mets fell to the Red Sox, 6-5 The Mets (3-3) wrap up their four-game home-and-home series with the Red Sox in Flushing at 7:07 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Here’s what the Albany shakeup in the Assembly could mean for the real estate industry.

• For Sale – 176 Skillman Avenue, Williamsburg – 6 Family, 5 V.O.T. Great investment. Train/shopping 1 block away. Large yard to entertain or extend. Projected rent: $160,000. Just listed. $2.288M Eliot Hill Realty. 917-209-5686

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 900-square-foot apartment at 243 78th Street in Bay Ridge for $430,950.

Style & Fashion
• Pharrell’s new line of Adidas slides are reportedly so comfortable they “feel like socks.”

• Celebrities are giving up! Many are ditching high-fashion couture for sloppy “COVIDcore” duds.

Events
Flatbush - 10 a.m. – State Senator Zellnor Myrie takes part in Census outreach event. 450 Clarkson Ave.

• Webinar - 2 to 3 p.m. – Health Dept. Issue for Restaurants.  Best practices for a Post COVID World.  RSVP 

Sunset Park – 8:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Drive In: She Dies Tomorrow. $45 per car

Written by BKTicker

July 31st, 2020 at 9:16 am

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