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Morning Buzz: Mayor bans city from buying single-use plastics, Family mourns slain son

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Friday, April 12

• Cloudy with rain in the evening. High of 62. Saturday is cloudy with a high of 74 degrees. Expect thunderstorms on Sunday and a high of 62 degrees.

Top Stories
• In a challenge to Netflix, Disney+ will be released in November and will cost $6.99 per month.

• Mayor de Blasio signed an executive order to ban city agencies from buying single-use plastics.

• A Bronx man has been found guilty of scrawling a racist slur on the African Burial Ground monument.

Wine Riot 2.0 Fri Apr 12th  7:30-10pm & Sat Apr 13th 2:30-5pm or 7:30-10pm Taste wines while learning about them at Wine Riot 2.0, which will feature more than 40 internationally recognized brands. $65-$95. The Weylin, 175 Broadway, Williamsburg.

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Brooklyn News
• Family members mourned the death of a young man gunned down in East Flatbush.

• Video captured thieves stealing a delivery man’s food and bike, riding off and then toppling over.

• A career burglar accused of stealing packages in a Boerum Hill building was busted after telling cops he was the victim.

• Herman Cain reportedly plans to turn down a spot on the Federal Reserveboard.

• A shouting match during a closed-door meeting illustrates a growing riftbetween Democrats in the State Senate.

• Wendy Williams has filed for divorce from her husband Kevin Hunter.

• Catch up on what’s happening on “Game of Thrones” before the eighth season premieres.

Buzzing Back

• In 1914, the first “movie palace,” the Mark Strand Theatre, opens to the public in New York City.

• In 1948, folk singer/songwriter James Taylor was born in Boston. In 1970, he released his first album, which went triple-platinum.

• The Daily News says Julian Assange must face justice for his alleged hacks in 2010 and 2016.

• The Post gives the City Council kudos for proposing to cut ThriveNYC’s budget by 20 percent.

In the Blogs
• Before you watch Season 8 of Game of Thrones, you might want to stop by Williamsburg for a rave with Hodor.

• A new gallery space in Greenpoint will open with “Wrong Side of the River.”

Trending in New York
• Loki

• The Mets (8-4) topped the Atlanta Braves, 6-3.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Islanders host the Pittsburgh Penguins for Game 2. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.
• The Yankees (5-7) welcome the Chicago White Sox to the Bronx at 7:05 p.m.
• The Mets are in Atlanta to play the Braves at 7:20 p.m.
• The Nets head to Philadelphia for Game 1 of their playoff series against the Sixers. Tip-off is at 2:30 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers face the White Sox in the Bronx at 1:05 p.m.
• The Amazins’ face off with the Atlanta Braves at 7:20 p.m.
• The Islanders head to Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins for Game 3 at noon.
• The Yankees wrap up their series with the White Sox. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.
• The Mets cap off their Atlanta Braves series at 7:08 p.m.

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Sometimes It’s Prince in April: A Celebration of Prince Fri Apr 12th 10:30pm A blend of all things Prince: the hits, deep cuts, remixes, rarities, songs written for other artists, and more. Tickets. Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett St.

Real Estate
• Madison Realty Capital and Bluestone Group are providing a $32 million package to recapitalize Hello Lenox in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 14th 1-2:30pm  483 Humboldt Street, Greenpoint- Two family home on 4 levels – 5 BRs, 4 bath, 2 full kitchen, hardwood floors, access to large yard.  Attic space can be used as a family room, office or additional bedroom.  $1,749,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 13th 1:30-3pm. 1865 Starr Street, Ridgewood - Two family home w/ full view of NYC skyline.  3 BRs, 1 bath over 4 BR, 2 bath duplex. Private yard, close to train.  $1.199M. Crifasi Real Estate 718-821-5999

• Sold – Fort Hamilton – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 825-square-foot condo at 9921 4th Avenue for $599,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Tony Luke’s is now serving up cheesesteaks in Downtown Brooklyn.

• Check out some of the hottest lunch spots in Brooklyn.

Restaurant ABC’s – Dyker Heights
Grade A – Mezcals, 1474 86th St. – Food not protected from potential contamination, Wiping cloths soiled.
Grade B – Malay Bakery, 6919 New Utrecht Ave. – Evidence of mice, Live roaches, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade Pending – Flaming Pepper Kitchen, 7002 Fort Hamilton Pwky – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Evidence of mice, Tobacco use.

• Bay Ridge – 1:45 p.m. – Council Speaker Corey Johnson speaks at Beit El-Maqdis Islamic Center with Councilman Carlos Menchaca. 6206 6th Ave.

Williamsburg – 7:30 to 10 p.m. – Wine Riot 2.0. The Weylin, 175 Broadway.

Manhattan Beach – 8 p.m. – The Barricade Boys. On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.

Coney Island – 8 to 11 p.m. – The 5th International Nerdlesque Festival. Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave.

Downtown – 10:30 p.m. – Sometimes It’s Prince in April: A Celebration of Prince. Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett St.

Marine Park – 9-11 a.m. OR 12-2 p.m. – Brunch with the Easter Bunny.  Aviator Sports Center, 3159 Flatbush Avenue
Marine Park – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Easter Egg Hunt Weekend.  Green Meadows @ Aviator Sports Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave.
Greenpoint – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – NYC Hot Sauce Expo.  Brooklyn Expo, 79 Franklin Street
Greenwood Heights – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Designs to Die For: Nineteenth Century Trends & Fads.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
• Williamsburg – 11 a.m. – Lentol Garden Renovation. 178 Bayard St.
Downtown - Noon – National Theatre Live 2019: Antony & Cleopatra.  BAM Rose Cinema, 30 Lafayette Avenue
Greenpoint – Noon to 3 p.m. – Greencycle Spring Cleaning Swap.  Leonard Public Library, 81 Devoe Street
Prospect Lefferts Gardens - 1 to 4:30 p.m. – Natural Perfume Blending.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue
Bushwick - 1 to 5 p.m. – Olympian Lia Neal joins Swim Strong Foundation as Guest Coach for a Day.  Bushwick H/S, 400 Irving Avenue.
Williamsburg – 2:30-5:00 OR 7:30-10:30 p.m. – Wine Riot 2.0  The Weylin, 175 Broadway
Sunset Park – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Spice Girls vs Xanadu.  Industry City, 233 37th Street
Flatbush – 8 p.m. – John Prine performs.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue
Coney Island - 8 to 11 p.m. – The 5th International Nerdlesque Festival.  Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Avenue
East Williamsburg – 9:30 p.m. – The Great American Country Drifters perform.  Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan Street
Prospect Heights – 10 a.m. – Pewter Casting Workshop.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue
Marine Park - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Easter Egg Hunt Weekend.  Green Meadows @ Aviator Sports Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave.
• Greenpoint – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – NYC Hot Sauce Expo.  Brooklyn Expo, 79 Franklin Street
Williamsburg - Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Billy Joel for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Manhattan Beach – 2 p.m. – Underneath a Magical Moon.  On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.
Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 2:30 p.m. – Frida Kahlo: Plant Inspiration Tour. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue
• Williamsburg – 2:30 to 5 p.m. OR 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Wine Riot 2.0  The Weylin, 175 Broadway

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April 12th, 2019 at 9:07 am

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Morning Buzz: Group says gov’s L train plan a big cancer risk, Wikileaks founder arrested in London

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Thursday, April 11

• Mostly cloudy with a high of 66.

Top Stories
• Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London after the Ecuadorian embassy pulled his international immunity.

• The kids of a murdered Staten Island teacher rode in a car with her remains as their dad and his girlfriend drove to hide the remains.

• A Y2K-like bug knocked out the city’s troubled wireless system, affecting taskslike monitoring traffic lights, reading license plates and reading water meters.

Whiskey Extravaganza  Thurs Apr 11th 7:30-10pm  A one-day festival showcasing more than 100 varieties of single malts, premium scotch and unique whiskey. $95-$195 The Weylin, 175 Broadway, Williamsburg

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Brooklyn News
• A transit advocacy group is sounding the alarm over the governor’s plan to fix the L train tunnel, arguing it will fill the tube with cancer-causing dust.

• Shocking video shows two suspects opening fires on a pair of victims on a street in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

• Opponents of the city’s mandatory measles vaccination in Williamsburg are planning to fight it in court.

• A city councilman is taking aim at the detox tea industry endorsed by celebrities after the family member of a staffer died from drinking them.

• The city’s district attorneys say that the state’s new cash bail reforms will put dangerous thugs back on the streets.

• “Full House” star Lori Loughlin is “freaking out” now that she realizes she might go to jail over the college admissions scandal. She could get 40 years.

• SEE IT: Disney has released the first full trailer of its new live-action remake of The Lion King.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976, rock singer Peter Frampton went to the top of the Billboard charts with this album.

• In 1987, actor Will Tudor is born in London. He is known for his portrayal of Olyvar on this HBO fantasy series.

• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star argues the state and city are deliberately ignoring safety concerns with Kosciuszko Bridge pedestrian and bike pathway.

• A guest columnist for the Queens Examiner writes that the city’s mature trees should be seen as an asset, not an obstacle to development.

In the Blogs
• The family behind a popular empanada spot in Prospect Lefferts Gardens is opening a larger spot on Starr Street in Bushwick.

• A partial wall and scaffolding collapse yesterday morning at Wythe Avenue and North 13th Street in Williamsburg crushed three cars.

Trending in New York
Julian Assange

• The Mets (7-4) topped the Twins 9-6. The team head to Atlanta tonight to start a four-game series with the Braves. First pitch is at 7:20 p.m.

• The Yankees (5-7) fell to the Astros, 8-6. New York is off tonight before starting a weekend series with the White Sox in the Bronx.

• The Islanders won the first game of their playoff series with the Penguins, 4-3, in overtime

• The Nets (42-40) finish strong with a 113-94 win over the Heat. Brooklyn face the 76ers as the sixth seed in the NBA playoffs.

• The Knicks (17-65) officially finished the season with the worst record in franchise history after losing to the Pistons, 115-89.

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Hey, “Game of Thrones” Fans   Sat Apr 13th & Sun Apr 14th  Click here for weekend happenings around town including watch parties, scavenger hunts and more celebrating the eighth and final season of this HBO hit!

Real Estate
• Three properties in Brooklyn sold for over $10 million last week, including a parcel in Bushwick that as once the site of a proposed hotel.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 14th 1:30-3pm  61-87 Grove Street, Ridgewood – Brick 2 family home offers 3 BRs over 2 BRs, 2 car parking in rear, private yard.  $1.149M. Crifasi Real Estate (718) 782-4411

• For Sale –  181 Irving Avenue, Bushwick - Extra large 4 family brick w/ 2 stores & full basement. Four 2 BR/1 Bath apartments. Well maintained. $2.575M Capri Jet Realty (718) 388-2188

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,570-square-foot townhouse at 21 East 18th Street in Prospect Park South for $750,000.

Style & Fashion
• These polo shirts for men will keep you looking handsome all summer long.

• Rent the Runway is now offering a service that will let you outfit your kids in the hottest designer styles.

East Flatbush – 9 a.m. – Brooklyn Nets celebrate trip to the NBA playoffs with students. PS 135, 684 Linden Blvd.

Sunset Park – 10:30 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio makes announcement on single-use plastics. Sims Municipal Recycling, 472 2nd Ave.

Williamsburg - 7:30 to 10 p.m. – Whisky Extravaganza. The Weylin, 275 Broadway

Park Slope – 7:30 p.m. – 60-90 Minutes of Comedy with Chris Gethard and a Friend. Union Hall, 702 Union St.

Downtown – 8 p.m. – Mortified! Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett Rd.

Fort Greene – 8 p.m. – Habibi performs. BRIC House Ballroom, 647 Fulton St.

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April 11th, 2019 at 9:20 am

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Morning Buzz: Actor helps crew attempt shake down on Brooklyn pizzeria, Bodies resembling missing NY couple found in DR

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Wednesday, April 10

• Partly cloudy with a high of 59 degrees.

Top Stories
• Police in the Dominican Republic have recovered two bodies from a car crash who resemble a missing New York couple.

• A New Jersey principal died after donating bone marrow to save a stranger.

• Lori Loughlin, her husband and 14 other parents were indicted for participating in the college admissions scam and face new charges that could imprison them for up to 40 years.

A Taste of Fifth  Wed Apr 10th 6:30-9:30pm  Featuring fine food and unlimited cocktails, beer and wine plus music, dancing and a chance to catch up with neighbors.  Tickets here.  Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Avenue, Park Slope

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Brooklyn News
• An actor helped to shake down the owner of a Brooklyn pizzeria for nearly $200,000.

• The gun used to shoot a detective in Brooklyn last year was stolen from a Vietnam veteran from Vermont.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared a public health emergency following a measles outbreak in Brooklyn.

• Despite the mayor declaring a public health emergency, Governor Cuomo said it’s “legally questionable” whether people can be forced to get vaccinated.

• The acting deputy secretary of Homeland Security, Claire Grady, is leaving the department.

The Crown has casted a newcomer to play Princess Diana for the fourth season on Netflix.

Game of Thrones returns on Sunday and there are places in Brooklyn and Queens where you can celebrate its return.

Buzzing Back

• In 1866 the ASPCA is founded.

• In 1992 movie actress Daisy Ridley is born in London, England.  In 2015, she gained widespread recognition for her starring role in this movie.

• The Post dives into the background of the first-ever images of a black hole, which astronomers are set to debut to the public today.

• The Washington Post urged Britain’s members of all parties to work for a negotiated compromise in order to accomplish the Brexit deal.

In the Blogs
• Bushwick Daily has a new poetry column called The Z-Line.

• The meat department at the 224 McGuinness Blvd. Key Food are locked outdue to a contract dispute.

Trending in New York

• The Mets (6-4) fell to the Minnesota Twin, 14-8.

• The Knicks (17-64) beat the Chicago Bulls, 96-86.

• The Yankees (5-6) fell to the Houston Astros, 6-3.

• The Nets (41-40) face the Miami Heat tonight at 8 p.m.

• The Islanders take on the Pittsburgh Penguins for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• Former Met Lenny Dykstra hit ex-teammate Ron Darling with a lawsuit over claims of racist taunts.

• Magic Johnson has stepped down as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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The 5th International Nerdlesque Festival  Fri Apr 12th & Sat Apr 13th 8-11pm   Delight in the Galaxy’s Original Nerdy Burlesque Festival as we celebrate our 5th year of nerdy nudity! $40-$55  Coney island USA, 1208 Surf Avenue, Coney Island

Real Estate
• Over the next three years, Quarters will create new co-living units in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.

• For Sale – 326 Leonard Street, Williamsburg – Two family, semi detached home perfect for condo alternative.  1st unit offers open concept layout, kitchen w/ upgraded appliances, 2BRs. 2nd unit currently used as home office.  $1,999,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – 1240 Bedford Avenue #6C,  Bed-Stuy - 1 BR / 1 bath Penthouse Condo features finished wood floors, in unit washer/dryer hook ups, pet friendly building w/ low maintenance.  $529,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• Sold – Bay Ridge – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,520-square-foot two-family with a store at 9727 4th Ave. for $2,325,000. Zillow

Business News
• New York’s “millionaire tax” was meant to be temporary but it has just been extended for another five years.

• These are the best places to work in health care and biopharma around the country.

Downtown Brooklyn – 11 a.m. – Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and the NYPD announce the results of a long-term investigation. District Attorney’s Office, 350 Jay St.

Flatbush – 12:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will urge hearings on state legislation to establish financial education curriculum for high schoolers. Brooklyn College, Student Center, 2705 Campus Rd.

Downtown – 6:30 p.m. – Heating Up History: An Exploration of Spice.  Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street

Park Slope – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. – A Taste of Fifth.  Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Avenue

• Gowanus – 7:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will present an award to Queens Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer at the annual DanceWave Gala. 452 Union St.

Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Beastie Boys Story.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

Crown Heights – 8:30 p.m. – Williams attends the Jewish Children’s Museum Gala. 792 Eastern Pkwy.

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April 10th, 2019 at 9:53 am

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Morning Buzz: Brooklyn school to change name over ties to slavery, Prosecutors pushing for jail in college admissions scandal

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Tuesday, April 9

• Cloudy with a high of 53 degrees.

Top Stories
• Thirteen parents, including actress Felicity Huffman, pled guilty in the college admissions scandal as prosecutors are pushing for prison time.

• Israel is voting for a new Prime Minister today, after Benjamin Netanyahu led the country for ten interrupted years.

• Confusion reigns in the emerging CBD edibles business after NYC health inspectors seized thousands of dollars worth of products despite being told by NYS officials that it was legal.

From Napster to Netflix: A History of Media from 1999 to Today  Tues Apr 9th 6:30pm  Since the launch of Napster, there has been a massive transformation in media. This class charts the waves of change over the past two decades.  $12 Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights

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Brooklyn News
• The mayor defended a $173 million real estate deal with two slumlords that involved a high-ranking member of the Brooklyn Democratic party

• A Brooklyn school is changing its name over its connections to slavery.

• A man is in critical condition after being shot at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Brooklyn.

• The White House is stepping up their attackson Democrats as the release of the full Mueller report gets closer.

• The constant flow of migrants at the southern border and more led to 12 days of turmoil that ended with the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

• Seymour Cassel, an Oscar-nominated actorwho appeared in three Wes Anderson movies, has died at the age of 84.

• Actress Allison Mack of ‘Smallville’pled guilty for recruiting woman to “sex cult” Nxivm.

Buzzing Back

• In 2005 Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles wed in a civil ceremony.

• In 1926 entrepreneur Hugh Hefner is born in Chicago, IL.  In 1953, he founded Playboy Enterprises.

• The Times says Kirstjen Nielsen will be remembered for the forced separationof thousands of migrant families but her replacement may be a lot worse.

• The Post says black Americans may save Democrats from the lunatic left as they have helped elect the last 3 Democrat presidents.

In the Blogs
• Prospect-Lefferts Gardens is becoming Brooklyn’s Jazz corridor as venues haven been offering live music and more since 2014 and the momentum has yet to stop.

• As Easter approaches, the Agnellini Pasquale, lams made for marzipan, are making their annual appearance at the Monteleone Pastry Shop.

Trending in New York
• #GoodDayDC
• #Fox35
• One Shining Moment 
• #TuesdayMotivation
• #TuesdayThoughts

• The Yankees (5-5) lost to the Houston Astros, 4-3. The teams play again tonight in Houston at 8:10 p.m.

• The Mets (6-3) host the Minnesota Twins tonight at 7:10.

• The Knicks (16-64) are in Chicago to take on the Bulls.

• The Rangers (32-36-14) topped the Penguins in overtime, 4-3.

• Virginia took home the NCAA Title with a 85-77 win over Texas Tech.

• Chris Mullin will reportedly step down as head coach at St. John’s.

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Beastie Boys Story  Wed Apr 10th 8pm  Beastie Boys Mike D & Ad-Rock return to tell the group’s story, all directed by Spike Jonze.  Tickets  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn

Real Estate
• The top 10 Brooklyn real-estate listings this month include Brooklyn Heights co-op at $549,000 and a Park Slope brownstone at $5.285 million.

• For Sale – 135 Maspeth Avenue, Williamsburg – One family brick Colonial has 2 BRs, 1 bath, 1 car garage w/ parking for additional 2 cars, private driveway, front porch w/ view of park, private backyard. $1,075,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Sale - 214 Frost Street, Williamsburg – Completely renovated home with 3 floors of open layout including terrace, outside enclosed patio w/ hot tub & fireplace.  5 BRs, 3 bath total. $2,495,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – Bath Beach – A 7-bedroom, 3-bathrooom, 3,032-square-foot two-family home located at 70 Bay 46 St. sold for $1.179 million. Zillow.

• The UK has released a detailed proposal to crack down on the tech industry, including companies like Google and Facebook, citing the spread of terrorist content online.

• A man has duped the Touch ID feature on the Samsung Galaxy S10 by using a 3D print of his own finger to unlock the device.

Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting.  Swinging Sixties, 211 Ainslie Street

Coney Island – 6 to 8:30 p.m. – Employment Workshop for Job Seekers (summer help). Carey Gardens Community Center, 2315 Surf Avenue @ W24th Street

Prospect Heights – 6:30 p.m. – From Napster to Netflix: A History of Media from 1999 to Today. Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue

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April 9th, 2019 at 9:04 am

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Morning Buzz: Man arrested for tackling Bret Hart at Barclays, Video captures speeding driver striking teen

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Monday, April 8

• Cloudy and warm with a high of 75 degrees.

Top Stories
• Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen resigned amid turmoil at the southern border.

• A Nebraska man was charged with assault after he tackled wrestling legend Bret Hart during a ceremony at the Barclays Center.

Baylor held off Notre Dame in a thriller to win the women’s college basketball national championship.

“Brooklyn Beerlesque” The Love Show Mon Apr 8th 7:30pm A new show combining beer, balle, and burlesque into a heady brew that satisfies all your senses. $30-$35. Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N. 11th St., Williamsburg.

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Brooklyn News
• Police are looking for a driver who was caught on video speeding down a street and striking a 14-year-old girl in Borough Park.

• Four people were injured, one seriously, after three cars collided in Prospect Heights.

• Cops are searching for a man who broke into and robbed six different cell phone stores in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

• Mayor de Blasio visited another early primary state, Nevada, as he mulls a presidential run.

Developers are donating money to Queens DA candidate Melinda Katzdespite her vows on construction crackdowns.

• Here is the full list of winner’s from this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards.

Weekend Box Office
• Shazam!: $53 million
Pet Sematary (2019): $25 million
Dumbo (2019): $18 million
Us: $13.8 million
Captain Marvel: $12.6 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1994, Kurt Cobain was found dead of an apparent suicide.

• In 1960, actor John Schneider was born in Mount Kisco, NY. He starred on this 1979 show.

• The Times says while Kirstjen Nielsen enforced cruelty at the border, her replacement could be worse.

• Harry Siegel writes in the Daily News that congestion pricing could be a big step toward making New York a walkable city.

In the Blogs
• Try these all-natural body and wellness remedies made in Bushwick.

• Indulge yourself at Park Slope’s Taste of Fifth festival later this week.

Trending in New York
• #ACMAwards
Triple H

• The Mets (6-3) fell to the Washington Nationals, 12-9.

• The Yankees (5-4) routed the Baltimore Orioles, 15-3. They head to Houston to begin a three-game series with the Astros at 7:10 p.m.

• The Knicks (16-64) knocked off the Washington Wizards, 113-110.

• The Nets (41-40) topped the Indiana Pacers, 108-96.

• Virginia and Texas Tech will face off in the NCAA National Championship Game. Tip-off is at 9:20 p.m. on CBS.

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NYC Hot Sauce Expo Sat Apr 13th & Sun Apr 14th 10am-6pm Sample more than 50 artisanal craft hot sauces from around the world. $10-$100. Brooklyn Expo, 79 Franklin St., Greenpoint.

Real Estate
• These are the 10 biggest real estate projects coming to NYC, including sites in LIC and Greenpoint.

• For Sale – 190 Linden Street, Bushwick – Two family townhome across from Hecksher Park offers 5 BRs, 2 bath, lots of closet space, bonus 2 BR garden apt w/ kitchenette and separate entrance, private driveway. $1,198,000 CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100  

• For Sale – 1009 Lorimer Street, Greenpoint – Two family home on 4 levels – 1st unit is a 2BR, 1.5 bath duplex; 2nd unit is a 3 BR, 1 bath duplex.  $2,299,000 Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• Sold – East New York – A four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,876-square-foot house at 196 Essex Street for $635,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday morning, four people entered a Dominos at 3901 Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park by forcing open a side door. They removed approximately $25 and fled.

• On early Saturday morning, inside the Lucky Internet Cafe in Sunset Park, two men approached a 29-year-old male employee, sprayed a chemical substance and handcuffed him. The suspects then removed $600 in cash from the register and $500 from the victim’s wallet before fleeing.

Williamsburg – 7:30 p.m. – “Brooklyn Beerlesque” The Love Show. Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N. 11th St.

Ditmas Park – 9 p.m. – Star Sign Party – ARIES. Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd.

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April 8th, 2019 at 10:22 am

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Morning Buzz: Subway operator saves teen’s life, Couple reunited with dog after fire

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Friday, April 5

• Rain all day with a high of 41. Mostly cloudy on Saturday and a high of 66 degrees. Sunday will be cloudy with a high of 64 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump will tap former pizza executive and presidential candidate Herman Cain to the Federal Reserve board.

• OJ prosecutor Chris Darden will represent the alleged Nipsey Hussle killer, who plead not guilty.

Chicago will sue Jussie Smollett to pay for the cost of the investigation.

Kids Rock for Kids Sun Apr 7th 2:30pm Kids bands, dancers, and comedians rock the house for kid-related charities, local and global. $10. The Bell House, 149 7th St., Gowanus.

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Brooklyn News
• A subway operator plucked a teen boy to safety after spotting him on the tracks in Brooklyn.

• A couple was reunited with their dog after a massive blaze in their Sunset Park condo.

• Elected officials and advocates convened to discuss transportation issues in central Brooklyn.

• De Blasio appointed former housing commissioner Vicki Been as the city’s newest deputy mayor.

• Queens Councilman Barry Grodenchik could be punished after being investigated for making a staffer feel uncomfortable with hugs and kisses.

• Mick Jagger is now resting after having successful heart surgery.

• The “Game of Thrones” cast got lit after their New York City premiere.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975, this song by Minnie Ripperton reached the top of the Billboard charts. She’s the mother of this SNL alum.

• In 1908, actress Bette Davis was born in Lowell, MA. Although she first recorded this tribute song in 1974, singer Kim Carnes popularized it.

• The Post says Councilman Carlos Menchaca is holding Industry City hostage and putting thousands of jobs at risk.

• USA Today says President Trump’s border solutions get dumber and dumber.

In the Blogs
• Check out the Newtown Creek symposium taking place at Kingsland Wildflowers this Saturday.

• See which Brooklyn communities have the lowest census response ratesusing this new tool.

Trending in New York
• Billy Ray Cyrus

• The Mets (5-2) were blanked by the Washington Nationals, 4-0.

• The Yankees (3-4) topped the Baltimore Orioles, 8-4.

• The Islanders (47-27-7) beat the Florida Panthers in a shootout, 2-1.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Knicks (15-63) visit the Houston Rockets. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
• The Rangers (31-36-13) welcome the Columbus Blue Jackets to MSG at 7 p.m.
• The Amazins’ host the Nationals. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees face the Orioles in Baltimore at 7:05 p.m.
• The Nets (39-40) head to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks at 5 p.m.
• The Rangers wrap up their season in Pittsburgh for a 7 p.m. clash with the Penguins.
• The Islanders cap off the regular season against the Capitals in Washington. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• Virginia plays Auburn in the Final Four. Tip-off is at 6:09 p.m.
• Texas Tech takes on Michigan State at 8:49 p.m.
• The Mets finish their series with the Nationals at 1:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers conclude their three-game set in Baltimore at 1:05 p.m.
• The Knicks host the Washington Wizards for a 7:30 p.m. matchup.
• The Nets play the Indiana Pacers on the road at 5 p.m.

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The Little Mermen  Fri Apr 5th 7:30pm A Disney cover band, playing all the hits from The Jungle Book to The Lion King and even Frozen! $15. All ages (under 18 w/ guardian). Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave., Greenpoint.

Real Estate
• Jackson Group is planning a pair of retail projects in Midwood and Sheepshead Bay.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 7th 3-4:30pm 483 Humboldt Street, Greenpoint - Two family home on 4 levels – lower duplex is a 2 BR/2 bath, upper duplex is a 3 BR/2 bath.  Two full kitchen, great storage space, access to large yard.  Attic can be used as a family room or office.  $1,749,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Manhattan Avenue, Williamsburg – Two BR apt on tree lined street offers full EIK, wood floors, heat/hot water included.  $2,200/month. Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830

• Sold – Sheepsheady Bay – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,040-square-foot house at 4284 Bedford Avenue for $760,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Here are the hottest restaurants in Brooklyn for April 2019.

• This forma pasta factory is cranking out fast-casual macaroni in North Brooklyn.

Restaurant ABC’s – Sunset Park
Grade A – Nyonya, 5323 8th Ave. – Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Spartan Souvlaki, 6818 8th Ave. – Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Fuding Wok, 5216 7th Ave. – Food not cooled by approved method, Evidence of mice.

• East New York – 11 a.m. – Chancellor Richard Carranza attends District 19 mindfulness session with Borough President Eric Adams. Vista Academy, 350 Linwood St.

Bay Ridge 1 p.m. – Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis holds press conference to save small community-based pre-k centers. Our Saviour’s Lutheran Preschool, 414 80th St.

Greenpoint – 7:30 p.m. – The Little Merman. Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

Sunset Park - 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Wake Me Up Before you Go go. Industry City, 233 37th St.

Greenpoint – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Oddities Flea Market “Rites of Spring”.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue
Williamsburg – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Smorgasburg – Opening Weekend! East River State Park, 90 Kent Avenue @ N7th Street
Coney Island – 11 a.m to 7 p.m. – Luna Park Opening Day – Free Admission w/ a $10 donation to Children of Promise, NYC.
Greenwood Heights – 3 to 4:30 p.m. – Secrets in Stone.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
• Greenpoint – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Oddities Flea Market “Rites of Spring”.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue
Park Slope – 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Bloody Mary Festival.  The Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Avenue
Prospect Park - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Smorgasburg – Opening Weekend!  Breeze Hill, East Drive @ Lincoln Road
Greenpoint - 1 to 7 p.m. – Greenpointers Flower Power Spring Market.  Greenpoint Loft, 67 West Street
Gowanus – 2:30 p.m. – Kids Rock for Kids.  The Bell House, 149 7th Street
Williamsburg – 3 p.m. –  Little Shop of Horrors. The Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave.

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April 5th, 2019 at 9:05 am

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Morning Buzz: Over 1,000 attend town hall on BQE project, 23 injured in Sunset Park blaze

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Thursday, April 4

• Mostly cloudy with a high of 57.

Top Stories
• A teenager told police in Ohio that he was the boy who went missing in Illinois seven years ago and that he had just escaped from his captors.

• New Jersey has stopped training its K-9 force to sniff out marijuana.

• Three more women have come forward to accuse presidential candidate Joe Biden of inappropriately touching them, bringing the total number to seven.

Bloody Mary Festival  Sun Apr 7th  10:30am – 6pm Try innovative mixes, vote for your favorite and enjoy a bagel bar, live music, temporary tattoos and more. Tickets The Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Avenue, Park Slope

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Brooklyn News
• More than 1,000 people attended a town hall last night in Brooklyn Heights for a presentation on an alternative plan to reconstruct the BQE.

• Twenty-three people were injured, including 19 firefighters, in a massive blaze in an apartment building on 44th Street in Sunset Park.

• A man broke a woman’s nose after she told him to stop harassing womeninside a Brooklyn subway station.

• The Post’s maniacal obsession with all things AOC continues with this story about a tweet to the president and another about her unfurnished D.C. pad.

• The new state budget also includes language giving Governor Andrew Cuomo greater control over a board that had the power to crush the Amazon deal.

• Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new Instagram account broke a record for the number of followers, blowing past the previous mark set by Pope Francis.

• Can’t get enough Game of Thrones? The Greenpoint Star was at Fort Totten last week with fans who waited hours for a glimpse of the Iron Throne.

Buzzing Back

• In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated.

• In 1973, magician David Blaine is born in Brooklyn. A famous illusionist, he has been compared to this performer.

• A columnist for the USA Today writes that NATO saved the world, and the president should stop taking it for granted.

• Dongsei Kim of NYIT writes in the Brooklyn Downtown Star that instead of a southern border wall, the U.S. should build a park and common ground.

In the Blogs
• Read how the owner of Bushwick Pet Care saved a small pup that had been attacked by a bigger dog.

• A curated kids’ consignment store plans to open on Court Street in Carroll Gardens.

Trending in New York
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• The Mets topped the Marlins, 5-3. It’s Opening Day at Citi Field, as the Mets (5-1) host the Nationals at 1:10 p.m.

• The Yankees fell to the Tigers, 2-1. The Bronx Bombers (2-3) are in Baltimore to face the Orioles. First pitch is at 3:05 p.m.

• The Nets (39-40) dropped one to the Toronto Raptors, 115-105.

• The Knicks (15-63) lost to the Orlando Magic, 114-100.

• The Rangers (31-36-13) fell to Ottawa, 4-1.

• The Islanders (46-27-7) are on the road for a 7 p.m. skate with the Panthers.

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Oddities Flea Market “Rites of Spring”  Sat Apr 6th & Sun Apr 7th 10am – 6pm Find a wonderful assemblage of vendors from across the country with peculiar items. RSVP  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, Greenpoint

Real Estate
• A real estate expert gives advice in the Greenpoint Star on what to do if you out find the home you are trying to sell has asbestos.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 7th 2:30-4pm  1824 Madison Street, Ridgewood - Extra large 6 family building – each apt is a 3BR,1 bath unit.  All apts are in excellent condition. $1,589,000 Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – 135 Maspeth Avenue, Williamsburg – One family features 2 BRs, 1 bath, 1 car garage, parking for additional 2 cars, front porch w/ view of park, pvt backyard.  Close to all. $1,075,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – Two bed, one-bath, 665-square-foot condo at 286 Saint John’s Place in Prospect Heights for $785,000.

Style & Fashion
• Just because the weather is yucky doesn’t mean you have to look like a slob. Here’s some rainy day outfit ideas that will provide the sunshine.

• Supreme’s cult following has helped fuel an e-commerce war and the rise of shopping bot apps.

• Bushwick – 1 p.m. – Councilman Antonio Reynoso and advocates call for RAnked Choice Voting in NYC. Maria Hernandez Park, Knickerbocker Ave. & Starr St.

• Crown Heights – 4 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attends vigil for Saheed Vassell. Utica Ave. & Montgomery St.

• Coney Island – 6:30 p.m. – Alliance for Coney Island 7th Annual Gala. Gargiulo’s Restaurant, 2911 West 15th St.

Prospect Heights - 8:30 p.m. – The Archaeology of Beer. Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Bushwick – 10 p.m. – Dirty Thursday: 90s Night. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

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April 4th, 2019 at 9:01 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Creep busted for trying to grope teen in front of her cop father, Tractor trailer kills woman on Flatbush Ave.

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Wednesday, April 3

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

• A veteran public school teacher in the Bronx was arrested on child porn charges.• A subpoena for the Mueller Report has been approved by the House Judiciary Committee.• Four former Penn State University fraternity brothers have been sentenced in connection with the death of a pledge during a hazing ritual in 2017.

• A creep attempting to grope a 14-year-old girl in Sunset Park was taken down by her police officer father.• A tractor trailer struck and killed a woman crossing the intersection of Flatbush Ave. at Nostrand Ave. this morning.• Two suspects in a carjacked vehicle crashed while being pursued by police in East New York.

• Northbound E and F trains are making local stops from Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av to Forest Hills-71 Av while get EMS assistance for a customer at Forest Hills-71 Av. Expect delays in E, F, M and R train service.Visit to keep track of subway service and delays.
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Morgan Avenue (New York) and Exit – 38th Street; Sunset Park Industrial Park (New York)• Disabled vehicle on I-278 eastbound at Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (New York) center lane blocked• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expressway (New York) and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (New York)

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• The Mets (4-1) beat the Miami Marlins, 6-5. They face each other again at 6:10 p.m. tonight.• The Yankees (2-3) were defeated by the Detroit Tigers, 3-1. They play again at 4:05 p.m. today.• The Knicks (15-62) face the Orlando Magic tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (39-39) take on the Toronto Raptors at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (31-35) host the Ottawa Senators at 7:30 p.m.

• Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin appeared in court for their role in the college cheating scandal.• “Captain Marvel” has smashed the $1 billion milestone at the global box office.• After reconciling, Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds and his wife Aja are expecting their fourth child.


• Chicago Fire (NBC, 9PM) – Severide gets angry at Cruz when he feels his orders were disobeyed in the field. Boden reconnects with an old high-school friend during a call to a house fire.
• Empire (FOX, 8PM) – When Empire launches its national tour in Philly, things heat up and egos clash. Jamal and Kai’s relationship gets complicated and Treasure has an embarrassing mishap on stage.
• Single Parents (ABC, 9:31PM) – To celebrate Angie’s 30th birthday, Will throws a big party recreating Ozzfest, which Angie missed in her 20s. But when Angie assumes Owen planned it for her, awkward encounters ensue.


NETFLIX: I Am Legend – Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.
HULU: The Shining – A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
AMAZON PRIME: The Man with the Golden Gun - James Bond is led to believe that he is targeted by the world’s most expensive assassin while he attempts to recover sensitive solar cell technology that is being sold to the highest bidder.
• More than 540 million Facebook records were exposed on Amazon cloud servers.• Beats unveiled its first truly wireless earbuds and it’ll cost you $250.• Experts spoke at the Brainstorm Health conference about the future of technology and its influence on health care.

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• For Sale – Greenpoint – Great 2-family featuring 4 levels with an upper duplex featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and an upper duplex featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. 2 full kitchens, great storage space, skylights, hardwood floors and access to a large backyard. Asking price $1.749 million.
Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188
• For Sale – Bushwick - A 4-family brick home with 2 stores and a full basement. Just 1 block to the Dekalb L and 1 stop to the Jefferson L station. Featuring 4 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartments with hardwood floors and contemporary design. Asking price $2.75 million.
Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188
Dumbo – 6:30 p.m. – History Makers: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street• Park Slope – 7 p.m. – Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam.  Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street• Brooklyn Heights – 7:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer and Council Speaker Cory Johnson to deliver remarks at town hall meeting on BQE Reconstruction. Plymouth Church, 57 Orange St.

Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Little Shop of Horrors.  The Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue

Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Tori Kelly – The Acoustic Sessions.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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April 3rd, 2019 at 4:35 pm

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