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Friday, July 31
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

• Cloudy with showers. High of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• The U.S. economy suffered its worst period ever in the second quarter, with the GDP falling a historic 32.9 percent.

• NASA’s “Perseverance” rover completed a successful launch to begin its mission to find signs of ancient life on Mars.

• Ellen DeGeneres officially addressed allegations of a “toxic” workplace culture in a memo to staff.

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Brooklyn News
• Brooklyn is trailing the other five boroughs in its response to the 2020 census.

• A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 12 years behind bars for his racist attack on a black woman, and a separate assault on an off-duty police officer in 2018.

• After numerous consecutive days of intense heat, Con Edison is asking 96,000 of its customers in south Brooklyn to reduce their energy consumption.

• President Trump has mused about delaying this year’s election, but he actually does not have the power to do so.

• A stalemate in the Senate means millions of Americans are on the verge of losing $600 in weekly federal unemployment benefits. New York has extended benefits for residents another 20 weeks.

• A woman is reunited with a teddy bear that has special significance for her, after Ryan Reynolds and others offered a $15,000 reward for the stolen toy.

• Are you ready for more of “The Masked Singer?” The trailer for season four of TV’s wildest singing competition show just dropped.

Brooklyn Drive In: Palm Springs  Fri July 31st 7:30pm.  It’s going to be a beautiful day. Again. And again. And again.  $45 per car.  Brooklyn Army Terminal, 80 58th Street, Sunset Park
Buzzing Back

• In 1972 Chicago receives a Gold record for their first number one album, “Chicago V”. This single from the LP, would reach number three in September.

• In 1949 voice actress Susan Bennett is born in Vermont.  She is most well known as the original voice of Apple’s virtual assistant Siri.

• The Daily News says the right kind of “cancel culture” involves canceling rent.

• A writer for slate doesn’t think the memes celebrating violence against Megan Thee Stallion are funny.

In the Blogs
• In Bay Ridge, community members raised thousands of dollars to help restore damages to a local bagel shop that was targeted by vandals.

• A new study by the company Amast has found that Greenpoint/Williamsburg had the most air quality complaints this year.

Trending in New York
• Lebron
• Edwin Diaz
• Pelicans
• Kuzma

• The Mets (3-4) fell to the Boston Red Sox, 4 to 2.

• The Yankees (4-1) beat the Baltimore Orioles, 8 to 6.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Mets head to Atlanta to take on the Braves at 7 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Red Sox at 7 p.m.
• The Nets take on the Orlando Magic at 2:30 p.m. to kick off the 2020 season restart
• The Rangers travel to North Carolina to take on the Hurricanes at 12 p.m. in the qualifying round of the 2020 Stanley Cup.
•  The Islanders host the Florida Panthers at 4 p.m.,
• The Mets play the Braves at 7 p.m.
• The Yankees go head-to-head with the Red Sox at 7 p.m.
• UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan. Main Card starts at 9 p.m.
• The Mets complete their series against the Braves at 1 p.m.
• The Nets host the Washington Wizards at 2 p.m.
• The Yankees face the Red Sox at 7 p.m.

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Real Estate
• A New York City-based affordable housing development firm has acquired the  Spring Creek Gardens Apartments multifamily complex in Lindenwood.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 2nd 4 – 5 pm (By Appt Only) – 82 Central Avenue, Bushwick – Renovated mixed-use 2 family & store in prime location! 1st flr is commercial space, 1st flr has 3 BRs & 2 bath, 3rd flr has 4 BRs, 1 bath. Trendy neighborhood w/ bars, restaurants, Farmer’s Markets & more!  $1.850M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

• Sold – Marine Park – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800 square foot ranch home at 2153 Hendrickson St. for $560,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater NY has a map of exciting places to order takeout and delivery from in Brooklyn.

• New York State has charged five eateries in North Brooklyn with violating new COVID-19 restrictions since the start of the pandemic

Restaurant ABC’s – Bed-Stuy
Grade A – Bravi Ragazzi BK, 570 Putnam Ave. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Single service item reused, improperly stored, dispensed; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade B – Accoustik Garden, 1515 Atlantic Ave. Evidence of mice; Hand wash sign not posted; Proper sanitization not provided for utensil ware washing operation; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Skal, 373 Lewis Ave. Food not cooled by an approved method; Cold food item held above 41º F; Evidence of mice; Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container; Hand wash sign not posted; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Virtual - 7 p.m. – A Band Called Honalee – A Tribute to Peter, Paul & Mary.  Register here. 

Sunset Park - 7:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Drive In: Palm Springs.  $45 per car.Brooklyn Army Terminal, 80 58th Street

Virtual - 8:30 p.m. – Mavis 80: A Newport Folk Revival Celebrating Legendary Gospel & Soul Singer Mavis Staples.  Information & Tickets 

Virtual – 1 p.m. – Rock My Soul: A Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration.  Provide email for access.
Sunset Park - 7:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Drive In: The Outside Story.  $35 per car. Brooklyn Army Terminal, 80 58th Street
Virtual - 8 p.m. – Partners: A World Premier – Streaming Online.  What does love look like in times of crisis?  Tickets

Virtual - 2 p.m. – Photos with Stories: The Rock and Roll Photography of Rosie McGee.  Provide email for access. 
Virtual - 4 p.m. – Partners: A World Premier – Streaming Online.  What does love look like in times of crisis?  Tickets 

Written by BKTicker

July 31st, 2020 at 9:17 am

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