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Morning Buzz: Two mass shootings lead to 29 deaths, Straphanger stabs rider in Crown Heights

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Monday, August 5

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 83 degrees.

Top Stories
• Two mass shootings in less than 24 hours claimed 29 lives in El Paso and Dayton.

• Online message board 8chan, a hub for extremism linked to recent mass shootings, has been shut down.

• Family members of the late Eric Garner vowed large protests if Daniel Pantaleo isn’t fired.

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Dog Days of Summer DJ Spin Off Aug 27th– 29th 9am-1am 12 competitors, 3 nights, 1 top dawg! Vinyl only. Email name & 5 min set to [email protected] Deadline is Aug 12th. Sycamore Bar & Flower Shop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd., Ditmas Park
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Brooklyn News
• Police are looking for a suspect who beat a 56-year-old victim with his own cane in Williamsburg.

• A crazed-looking straphanger stabbed a fellow rider three times on a Crown Heights train platform.

• One person died and four others sickened after a carbon monoxide incident in East Williamsburg.

Politics
• Senator Mitch McConnell fractured his shoulder in a fall in his Kentucky home.

• The Mexican government is threatening to take legal action against the U.S. after the El Paso shooting.

Entertainment
• “The 100″ will end after its seventh season on The CW.

Weekend Box Office
• Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw: $60.8 million
The Lion King (2019): $38 million
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: $20 million
Spider-Man: Far From Home: $7.7 million
Toy Story 4: $7.1 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1978, this novelty tune by Steve Martin peaks at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100, three months after it was featured on SNL.

• In 1956, actress Maureen McCormick is born in Los Angeles. From 1969 to 1974 she played Marcia on this show.

Opinion
• The Times says the country has a white nationalist terrorist problem.

• The Post says President Trump should ban assault weapons now.

In the Blogs
• Here are eight romantic restaurants in Bushwick for the perfect date.

• Scientists found a new species of beetles in Green-Wood Cemetery.

Trending in New York
• #EuphoriaFinale
Jihyo
#MassacreMitch
David Price
Gio Urshela

Scoreboard
• The Mets (55-56) continued their hot streak, topping the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-2.

• Robinson Cano left the Mets game with a left hamstring strain.

• The Yankees (72-39) completed their sweep of the Red Sox, 7-4.

• The Yanks’ injury woes may continue after Gleyber Torres was sent to the hospital for a “core issue” and Gio Urshela fouled balls of both knees.

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Benefit Concert: Mac Demarco plus Special Guests Tues Aug 6th 7:30pm Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumental Mac Demarco visits the BRIC Festival! $45-$50. Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West & 9th St., Prospect Heights.
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a nine-story, mixed-use building in Bushwick.

• For Sale – 8 Herbert Street, Greenpoint - Semi detached one family home on 2 levels offers open concept layout w/ FR.DR area, EIK, 1/2 bath.  2nd flr has 2BRs, 1 bath.  Unfinished attic & basement, backyard.  Needs gut reno.  $949,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Rent – South Williamsburg – Apt features LR/DR area, EIK, 3 BRs w/ lots of natural light, 1 full bath.  Heat/Water included.  $3,299/month. Carollo Rentals 917-780-6142

• Sold – Homecrest – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 578-square-foot condo at 2016 East 15th Street for $410,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday morning, 49-year-old off-duty school safety agent Edward Peterson was arrested within the confines of the 70th Precinct. He was charged with a criminal sex act.

Events
• Prospect Heights – 7 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams hosts candlelight vigil for recent mass shootings. Grand Army Plaza.

Williamsburg – 8:30 p.m. – Free Rooftop Movie: Do The Right Thing. Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave.

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August 5th, 2019 at 8:49 am

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Morning Buzz: Car strikes pedestrian in East Flatbush, Cops identify suspect in stray bullet shooting

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Friday, August 2

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 85 degrees. Scattered thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon. High of 84. Mostly sunny on Sunday and a high of 89 degrees.

Top Stories
• China has threatened countermeasures if Trump hikes tariffs, escalating the trade war.

• Robert F. Kennedy’s 22-year-old granddaughter died of a suspected overdoseat the Kennedy compound.

• Legendary wrestler Harley Race has died at the age of 76.

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Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond Sat Aug 3rd 8pm Bringing their “Summer Lovin’” to the Bowl. $15 Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg.
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Brooklyn News
• A car crashed into a pedestrian in East Flatbush this morning.

• Cops have identified the suspect in the stray bullet shooting of a 13-year-old in Bed-Stuy.

• A disturbed man jumped into the Prospect Park lake and was rescued by NYPD divers.

Politics
• At a reelection rally in Cincinnati, Trump scaled back attacks on the four congresswomen but continued to target Elijah Cummings.

• De Blasio’s presidential campaign continues to be clouded by the death of Eric Garner.

Entertainment
• “13 Reasons Why” has been renewed for a fourth and final season at Netflix.

• A “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” series is in the works at the mobile streaming platform Quibi.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975, the Eagles enjoy the second of their five Billboard #1 hits with this song, as the album of the same name led the Hit 200 albums chart.

• In 1977, actor Edward Furlong is born in Glendale, CA. He starred as rebellious 10-year-old John Connor in this movie.

Opinion
• USA Today says Democrats should be fighting to save Obamacare, not Medicare For All.

• The Post says all facts point to the NYPD not firing Daniel Pantaleo.

In the Blogs
• Try delicious food from these seven minority-owned businesses in Bushwick.

• The 90th Precinct is hosting National Night Out at the Brooklyn Arbor School.

Trending in New York
• #PitbullOnGMA
#FiveWordsOfAdviceForTrump
#FridayFeeling
#FridayMotivation
#boyfriend

Scoreboard
• The Mets (53-55) blanked the Chicago White Sox, 4-0.

• Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil is coming out of retirement to join the Jets for $8.4 million.

• Despite a suspension and an injury, the Giants’ Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard are practicing.

• Knicks rookie RJ Barrett withdrew from the FIBA World Cup due to a mild calf strain.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets head to Pittsburgh for a three-game series with the Pirates. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.
• The Yankees (68-39) begin a crucial four-game home series against the Red Sox at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets take on the Pirates at PNC Park starting at 7:05 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Red Sox in a doubleheader, first at 1:05 p.m. and again at 7:05 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets finish their road trip in Pittsburgh with a 1:35 p.m. matinee.
• The Yankees complete their home stand against the Red Sox. First pitch is at 7:08 p.m.

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SummerStarz 2019 Fri Aug 2nd 8pm “Mamma Mia!”  Free! Transmitter Park, Greenpoint Ave. & East River Waterfront.
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Real Estate
• EDC has hired Cushman & Wakefield to market a large swath of space in the Brooklyn Army Terminal.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 3rd 3-4:30pm 137 Beadel Street, Greenpoint – Two family brick located near McCarren Park offers 5 BRs, 2 bath, full basement w/ 1/2 bath.  $1.285M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 3rd 1-3pm 21 Conselyea Street, Williamsburg – Renovated two family home offers 4 BRs, 3.5 bath, LR, DR, EIK w/ SS appliances, newly installed hardwood floors.  $2.019M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,040-square-foot house at 2019 Coyle Street for $830,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater names the hottest restaurants in Brooklyn for August 2019.

• Williamsburg’s new Ceremonia Bakeshop is serving up coffee and baked goods from a charming space.

Restaurant ABC’s – East New York
Grade A – Maya Fusion Cafe, 1337 Bushwick Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade B – Yolanda Restaurant, 188 Jamaica Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of rats, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – He Cherokee Deli Restaurant, 1626 Broadway – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice, Filth flies, Food not protected from potential contamination.

Events
  Brooklyn Heights – 6 to 8 p.m. – Degraw Sound w/ Sophie Colette/ 8090. Pier 3 Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Coney Island - 6:30 p.m. – Lost 80s Live. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st St.

Fort Greene – 7 to 9 p.m. – Hip to Hip Theatre’s “Richard III.”  For ages 4-12. Fort Greene Park, 85 Oxford St.

Prospect Park - 7:30-10:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Spice Girls in Xanadu. LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Dr.

Greenpoint – 8 p.m. – SummerStarz 2019: “Mamma Mia!.” Transmitter Park, Greenpoint Ave. & East River Waterfront

Industry City – 8 p.m. – CityFarm presents: RJD2. Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.

Coney Island - 9:30 p.m. – Friday Night Fireworks. W10th to W15th Street Boardwalk.

Saturday
Greenpoint – 7 to 8:30 p.m. – Gather Around the Campfire.  McCarren Park, Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street
• Industry City - 8 p.m. – CityFarm presents: Steve Gunn & Hand Habits.   Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th Street
Williamsburg – Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Sunday
Fort Greene – 11 a.m. – Music. in the Grove Concert for Kids.  Fort Greene Park, 85 Oxford Street
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Dave Matthews for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Fort Greene – 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie Screening: Never Been Kissed.  Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton Street.

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August 2nd, 2019 at 9:44 am

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Morning Buzz: 200 battle blaze in Greenpoint warehouse, de Blasio grilled over Garner choke death at debate

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Thursday, August 1

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 89.

Top Stories
• Here’s the unofficial winners and losers of last night’s Democratic presidential debate, at which the mayor was grilled over the Eric Garner case.

• Osama bin Laden’s son and heir to his terror network as been confirmed dead. The U.S. played a role in his assassination.

• Accused sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein had a plan to turn a New Mexico ranch into an elaborate baby-making factory.

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Almost Famous  Thurs Aug 1st 8pm  Sundown Free! Backlot at Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, 650 Fulton St., Fort Greene
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Brooklyn News
• Over 200 firefighters battled a large blaze overnight in a warehouse on Monitor Street in Greenpoint.

• Dashcam footage shows the moment a Brooklyn woman gives birth in the backseat of a cab.

• A former jail lieutenant was sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing inmates at a Brooklyn federal detention center

Politics
• Councilman Antonio Reynoso took to the streets to inform residents about their rights when they are approached or stopped by police officers.

• Assemblyman Ron Kim released a report detailing the issue most important to constituents in his northeast Queens district.

Entertainment
• What’s wrong with Bahston? Patriots QB Tom Brady and model wife Gisele Bundchen are shopping for homes in the NYC ‘burbs.

• The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for Flushing Night Out 2019 later this month, an event showcasing the unique neighborhood.

Buzzing Back

• In 1973, this movie premiered in Los Angeles and was a surprise hit, costing $700,000 to make and grossing over $200 million at the box office.

• In 1979, movie actor Jason Momoa is born in Honolulu. He became known to audiences for his role in this HBO series hit.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Post writes that Google’s celeb-obsessed search for climate change is a hypocritical joke.

• The Daily News argues that barring some major revelation, the dad whose two infants died in the backseat of his car should be set free.

In the Blogs
• Greenpoint’s first makgeolli – or Korean rice wine – brewery and tasting room will open soon in a warehouse on DuPont Street.

• A former Nets player has opened an apothecary in Bushwick geared for athletes.

Trending in New York
Assad
#YangGang
#FirePantaleo
#Biden
#QueenSugar

Scoreboard
• The Yankees topped the Diamondbacks, 7-5. New York (68-39) is off before starting a three-game home stand with the Red Sox.

• The Mets (52-55) winning streak is at six after downing the White Sox, 4-2. The team wraps up its series in Chicago with a 2:10 p.m. matinee.

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Summer Movies Under the Stars: Brave  Thurs Aug 1st 7-10pm  A Scottish girl determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Long Meadow North, Prospect Park
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Real Estate
• A real estate expert breaks down how new rent regulations will affect landlords in the Greenpoint Star.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 4th 2:30-4pm. 73 Menahan Street, Bushwick – Two family brick Townhouse w/ 2 parking spaces, finished basement. 6 BRs, 3 bath total. Perfect condo alternative. $1.3M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Sale – 1299 E51st Street, Mill Basin – Two family home on 32×100 lot features 5 BRs, 3 full bath,  pvt driveway/garage, side entrance, many new upgrades. Delivered vacant on title. $879,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – One-bedroom, 1.5-bath, 1,161-square-foot apartment at 1 Main Streetin DUMBO for $1.4 million.

Style & Fashion
• Scarier than a shark sighting? A fashion writer for the Post says that families who dress in matching swimsuits should be banned from the beach.

• Jumpin’ Jack Flash! Bergdorf Goodman added an exclusive Rolling Stones pop-up store. It will be open until August 13.

Events
Cypress Hills - Noon – Speaker Corey Johnson delivers “Growing Food Equity in NYC” address. PS/IS 89, 265 Warwick St.

DUMBO – 5:30 p.m. – Live at the Archway: Yunior Terry & Son De Altura. Water St. & Anchorage Pl.

Downtown – 6 to 10 p.m. – Movies With a View: Crooklyn. Pier 1, Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Prospect Park – 7 to 10 p.m. – Summer Movies Under the Stars: Brave. Long Meadow North, Prospect Park

Fort Greene – 8 to 11 p.m. – Movies on Myrtle: The Parent Trap. Fort Greene Park, 85 Oxford St.

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August 1st, 2019 at 8:25 am

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Morning Buzz: Subway operator stops train and saves woman on tracks, Democratic presidential candidates clash over key issues

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Wednesday, July 31

Weather
• Isolated thunderstorms today with a high of 88 degrees.

Top Stories
• During last night’s presidential primary debate, Democratic progressives and moderates were split on healthcare, immigration and climate.

• An African-American Muslim woman filed a complaint with the LIRR after she said two agents refused to help her at Penn Station because she was wearing a hijab.

• New York has banned 3D-printed guns and other DIY firearms known as “ghost guns.”

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Sprats & Symposia: The Cuisine of the Ancient Greeks  Wed July 31st 8:30pm  In this class, we’ll learn about Ancient Greek food and the customs, culture and lore that surrounded it.  $18 Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights
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Brooklyn News
• A quick-thinking subway operator managed to stop a train and save a suicidal woman on the tracks at the Fulton Street Station.

• The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is protesting a proposed building complex with its “Fight for Sunlight” exhibit.

• A crook smashed a car window in Brooklyn Heights and stole a backpack containing $40,000 in cash.

Politics
• Despite what the president has said, African Americans have not called up the White House in large numbers in order to thank Trump for his attacks on Baltimore.

• A North Carolina gun shop bought a billboard insulting four congresswomenwhile Senator Rand Paul offered to buy Congresswoman Ilhan Omar a ticket to Somalia.

Entertainment
• The world’s highest paid DJs earned $46 million in the past year.

• “The Lion King” became the fourth Disney movie to cross the billion-dollarmark this year.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975 American labor leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears and is never heard from again.

• In 1998 TV actor Rico Rodriguez is born in Bryan, TX.  He is best known for playing Manny in this Emmy-winning sitcom.

Opinion
• The Post argues that the city government is more cause than cure for empty storefronts.

• A Daily News columnist suggested that those with anti-Trump fury should use it for something constructive.

In the Blogs
• Two Bushwick artists are part of a nine-women team who will lead a hospital-based mural project in the city.

• Work has started on the new dog run for Prospect Park Parade Ground.

Trending in New York
• #DemDebate
• Marianne Williamson
• Bernie
• Beto
• Puig

Scoreboard
• The Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Yankees (67-39) by 4-2.

• The Mets (51-55) beat the Chicago White Sox in extra innings, 5-2.

• USWNT coach Jill Ellis steps down after back-to-back Women’s World Cup titles.

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BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival  Sat Aug 3rd 7pm  Come enjoy activities as part of the first annual Lou Reed Tai Chi Day then watch a screening of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”. Free. Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West & 9th St, Prospect Heights
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Real Estate
• The Acme Smoked Fish Corporation is planning for a major expansion at its Greenpoint facilities.

• For Sale – 1009 Lorimer Street, Greenpoint – Two family home on 4 levels.  1st unit features 2 BRs/1.5 bath, 2nd unit is a 3BR/1 bath duplex.  Close to park & transportation.  $1.899M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Rent – 360 Wilson Ave #2, Bushwick – Renovated 3 BR, 2.5 bath duplex has open layout, stylish kitchen w/ SS appliances, hardwood floors.  No Fee!  $3,200/month. Blue Egg Realty. 347-464-9484

• Sold – Bath Beach - A seven-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,213-square-foot multi-family home at 8789 19th Ave. for $1,660,000. Zillow

Business News
• America loves hard seltzer and the category, currently worth $550 million, could grow to reach $2.5 billion by 2021.

• Converse appears to be rebooting and brand its style in order to attract youthful, fashion-forward consumers.

Events
Fort Greene - 10 a.m. – Music in the Grove Concert for Kid.  Fort Greene Park, 85 Oxford Street

• Coney Island – 7 p.m. – Council Speaker Corey Johnson throws out first pitch at Brooklyn Cyclones Pride Night game. MCU Park, 1904 Surf Ave.

Prospect Park – 7 to 10 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Babe – Pig in the City.  Long Meadow North, Prospect Park

Park Slope - 7:30 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Space Balls.  Parklife, 636 Degraw Street

Prospect Heights – 8:30 p.m. – Sprats & Symposia: The Cuisine of Ancient Greeks.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue

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July 31st, 2019 at 8:55 am

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Morning Buzz: 18th cyclists this year dies in Greenwood heights, Capital One hacked with over 100 million customer at risk

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Tuesday, July 30

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 90 degrees.

Top Stories
• Capital One was hacked with over 100 million customers and applicants affected.

• Shortly before he was found injured in his cell, Jeffrey Epstein was served with court papers involving a victim claiming he raped her when she was 15.

• A massive riot in a Brazilian prison resulted in 57 prisoners dead with 16 of those being decapitated.

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The History of Gin  Tues July 30th 6:30pm Gin has had a remarkable journey, a story that reflects the ever changing moods and sensibilities of society at large.  $14  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights.
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Brooklyn News
• The 18th bicyclist to die this year was fatally struck by a truck in Greenwood Heights yesterday.

• As the NYPD continues to search for the two men responsible for the Brownsville block-party shooting, the community organized a march last night.

• The man killed in the Brownsville block-party shooting was on parole for gun possession and had been involved in at least two other shootings.

Politics
President Trump gave full pardons to five individuals and commuted sentences for two others, all of whom were convicted of federal charges.

• Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders will share the stage for the first time tonight during night one of the second round of Democratic debates.

Entertainment
• A$AP Rocky will go on trail today in Stockholm over assault charges for a street fight that has landed him behind bars in Sweden.

Queen, Adam Lambert and Alicia Keys are some of the musicians set to perform at this year’s Global Citizen’s Festival.

Buzzing Back

• In 1966, The Troggs take their signature hit to #1. The song was written by James Voight, who is the brother of this actor.

• In 1963, actress Lisa Kudrow is born in Los Angeles. She is best known for playing ditzy Phoebe Buffay on this NBC TV hit show.

Opinion
• While massive protests forced Governor Rosselló to resign, The Post says young Puerto Ricans have never seen a government that is not corrupt.

• The Times says that Trump’s racist comments towards nonwhites, including members of Congress, shows that in Trump’s mind, it’s 1989.

In the Blogs
• Popular gay bar Excelsior will pour its last cocktail on July 31 after 20 years of operation at their 5th Ave. location in Park Slope.

• A free five-day Latin American performance festival is set to come to Bushwick on August 3.

Trending in New York
• #MoscowMitchMcTreason
#TuesdayMorning
• #TuesdayThoughts
• #TuesdayMotivation
• #CreepyDershowitz

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (67-38) host the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• The Mets (50-55) face the White Sox tonight at 8:10 p.m. in Chicago.

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••••••••••••Gather Around the Campfire  Sat  Aug 3rd 7-8:30pm   Join us around a campfire for an evening of games, songs, and fun activities. Registration Required: https://www.nycgovparks.org/reg/rangers.  McCarren Park, Driggs Ave & Lorimer St, Greenpoint
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Real Estate
• A renovated Park Slope row house priced at $985,000 and a two-bedroom renovated Bay Ridge apartment renting for $2,200 a month are among Brooklyn’s top real estate listings this week.

• For Sale – 539 4th Street #3L, Park Slope – Expansive 5 rooms, 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, pvt roof terrace, large storage space, crown molding, wide plank wood floors, LR/DR, open kitchen w/ SS appliances.  Amenities I include children’s playroom, pvt storage, bicycle storage. $1.799M. Halstead Real Estate. 212-381-2391

• For Rent – 2nd Place, Carroll Gardens – Fully renovated apt. in Brownstone features 1 BR, 1 bath, laundry in unit, Smart audio system, SS appliances, video intercom, dishwasher, central heat & a/c.  $2,990/month Blue Egg Realty.  347-464-9484 

• Sold – Midwood – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,872-square-foot multi-family home located at 1520 E 16th St. sold for $718,000. Zillow. 

Technology
• Huawei’s smartphone sales have shot up 24 percent despite the US crackdown that lead to it cutting ties with American companies.

• At least 200 law enforcement agencies around the country have partnered with Amazon’s home surveillance company Ring.

Events
Stuyvesant Heights – 6:00 p.m. – Homeowner Presentation – Beware of Scams. Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St.

Prospect Heights – 6:30 p.m. – The History of Gin.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue

Gowanus – 7:30 p.m. – 78th Precinct Community Council Meeting. 78th Precinct, 65 6th Ave.

Brooklyn Heights – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Basketball Clinics with King Hoops. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2.

Bed-Stuy – 8:45 to 10:45 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: If Beale Street Could Talk. Saratoga Square Park.

Bushwick – 8:45 to 10:45 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: A Star is Born. Bushwick Inlet Park, 50 Kent.

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July 30th, 2019 at 10:30 am

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Morning Buzz: NYPD vows justice after Brownsville shooting kills one, Swimmer drowns off Brighton Beach

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Monday, July 29

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 92 degrees.

Top Stories
• Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats will step down next month and be replaced by Texas Congressman John Ratcliffe.

• A shooting at a garlic festival in California injured 15 people and killed three more.

• The NYPD cop who committed suicide over the weekend was a sergeant with the transit unit.

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Movies Under the Stars: Black Panther Mon July 29th 7:30-10pm T’Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country’s past. Highland Park, Elton St & Jamaica Ave, Ridgewood.
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Brooklyn News
• Police Commissioner James O’Neill vowed justice after a shooting at a Brownsville block party left one dead and 11 wounded.

• A 70-year-old swimmer drowned after struggling in the waters off Brighton Beach.

• A 24-year-old man was fatally shot in the head in Canarsie.

Politics
• Trump attacked Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings again on Twitter, bringing rebukes from Democrats.

• City & State lists the 50 most powerful political consultants in New York.

Entertainment
• Actress Russi Taylor, who voiced Minnie Mouse, has died at the age of 75.

Weekend Box Office
• The Lion King (2019): $75.5 million
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: $40 million
Spider-Man: Far From Home: $12 million
Toy Story 4: $9.8 million
Crawl: $4 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1981, Prince Charles marries Lady Diana. Nearly one billion television viewers tune in to witness the marriage.

• In 1974, actor Josh Radnor is born in Columbus, OH. He is best known for playing Ted Mosby on this Emmy-winning sitcom.

Opinion
• Harry Siegel writes in the Daily News that the past week was full of idiotic reactions to water getting thrown at cops.

• The Post says Democrats pushing for another minimum wage hike is a signthat the party is moving left again.

In the Blogs
• Bushwick group “Vivian Girls” announced their reunion and released a singleoff their fourth album.

• Bklyner has a roundup of all the openings and closings in the borough.

Trending in New York
• Gilroy
#MondayMotivation
#MondayThoughts
#NationalChickenWingDay
Sharpton

Scoreboard
• The Mets (50-55) topped the Pittsburgh Pirates, 8-7.

• The Yankees (67-38) salvaged a win from a tough weekend against the Red Sox, 9-6.

• The Mets acquired ace Marcus Stroman for two pitching prospects.

DJ LeMahieu and Brett Gardner will return from injuries, while CC Sabathia was sent to the Injured List.

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Heart of Hip Hop Thurs Aug 1st  6:30pm Featuring Eric B. & Rakim, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Lil Cease of Junior Mafia, DJ Marley Marl of WBLS. Tickets. Ford Amphitheatre, 3052 West 21st St., Coney Island.
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building in Bensonhurst.

• For Sale – 1299 E. 51st Street, Mill Basin – Large 2 family detached brick on 32×100 lot features 5 BRs, 3 full baths, EIKs, closets galore, pvt driveway, garage.  Extra side entrance, many new upgrades,  delivered vacant.  $879,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111  

• For Rent - Bed-Stuy - Duplex apt features LR/DR, EIK, 2 BRs, 1 full bath.  Utilities included. Access to backyard, ample street parking, close to all.  $2,400/month. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636

• Sold – Bensonhurst – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 807-square-foot condo at 140 Avenue U for $540,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday morning, police responded to a report of a person in the water near Pier 9 at 70 Hamilton Avenue in Red Hook. Upon arrival, NYPD Harbor personnel removed an unconscious and unresponsive 21-year-old man from the water. He was pronounced dead on scene. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

• On early Sunday morning, 30-year-old off-duty FDNY EMT Gerald Colvert was arrested within the confines of the 69th Precinct. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and driving while ability impaired.

Events
• Bath Beach – 8:30 a.m. – Congressman Max Rose, elected officials discuss South Brooklyn infrastructure and transportation. 20th Ave. and 86th St.

Williamsburg – 8:30 p.m. – Free Rooftop Movie: The Craft.  Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave.

Written by BKTicker

July 29th, 2019 at 9:16 am

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Morning Buzz: Mayor announces bike safety plan, Williamsburg bagel store seized for unpaid taxes

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Friday, July 26

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 88 degrees. Sunny throughout the weekend, with highs of 86 on Saturday and 90 degrees on Sunday.

Top Stories
• The federal government will resume executing death-row inmates for the first time since 2003.

• The House approved a bipartisan budget and debt ceiling bill, sending it to the Senate.

• Mayor de Blasio announced a citywide plan to improve bike safety amid a surge in cyclist deaths.

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Songs in the Key of Purple: A Stevie and Prince Tribute Fri July 26th 7:30pm Performed by the Atomic Fun Project. $15. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg.
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Brooklyn News
• A Williamsburg bagel shop was seized by the state over nearly $900,000 in unpaid taxes.

• A former Coney Island assemblyman was acquitted of conspiracy and fraud charges in a drug clinic case.

Brooklyn’s first Philly soft pretzel shop is opening in Park Slope.

Politics
• Melinda Katz emerged with a 60-vote lead in the Queens district attorney race, which is now heading to court.

Trump ripped de Blasio for his handling of the water-bucket attacks on NYPD cops.

Entertainment
• The “Will & Grace” reboot will end with its upcoming 2020 season on NBC.

• Taylor Swift will be honored with the first-ever Icon Award at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975, this song by Van McCoy is the #1 song in America and would signal in the beginning of the disco era.

• In 1964, actress Sandra Bullock is born in Arlington, VA. She won an Academy Award for her leading role in this 2009 film.

Opinion
• Mara Gay writes in the Times that Hector Figueroa reminded people how unions can bring together workers and the nation.

• The Post says de Blasio’s “fix” for Con Edison is a guaranteed disaster.

In the Blogs
• Watch “Dumbo” under the stars on Saturday night at McGolrick Park.

• A new doggy daycare is coming to Bushwick, and it will host puppy ice cream parties.

Trending in New York
• John Mayer
• David Brooks
Tanaka
#RHONYReunion
Bryson Tiller

Scoreboard
• The Mets (47-55) blanked the San Diego Padres, 4-0.

• The Yankees (66-36) were drubbed by the Red Sox, 19-3.

• Plagued by injuries, Troy Tulowitzki announced his retirement from baseballafter 13 MLB seasons.

• Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner has landed on the IL with an ailing knee.

• The Jets have agreed to a four-year, $32.5 million deal with first-round pick Quinnen Williams to end a contract standoff.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets host the Pittsburgh Pirates at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees face the Red Sox in Boston. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets welcome the Pirates to Citi Field. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers take on the BoSox at Fenway Park at 4:05 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets conclude their three-game home series with Pittsburgh at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees wrap up a crucial four-game set in Boston at 7:08 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Amazon is looking to lease up to 1 million square feet in Brooklyn for a new logistics facility.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun July 28th 12-1:30pm. 117 N. 4th Street, Williamsburg- Semi detached 8 family has 24 BRS, 8 bath total.  All apts are in good shape.  Oasis-like backyard. $3.199M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Sale – 176 Skillman Avenue, Williamsburg – Six family home offers six 1BR apts, full partially finished basement, generous private yard.  Convenient location, close to all.  $2.4M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• Sold – Bushwick – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,278-square-foot house at 1540 Putnam Avenue for $870,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater lists 17 standout restaurants and bars to try in Crown Heights.

• Gothamist describes Red Hook Tavern as a cozy neighborhood gathering spot with good burgers.

Restaurant ABC’s – Brownsville
Grade A – Dusk Till Dawn, 371 East 98th St. – Filth flies.
Grade B – Stumpy’s Spot, 777 Saratoga Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice, Filth flies.
Grade Pending – Our Neighbourhood Spanish Restaurant, 444 Mother Gaston Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Live roaches.

Events
• Fort Greene – 11:15 a.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer makes announcement at Ingersoll Houses. 110 Monument Walk.

Brooklyn Heights – 6 to 8 p.m. – Unplugged: Degraw Sound w/ Ben Rice & Queue. Pier 3 Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

• Brownsville – 6:15 p.m. – Comptroller Stringer delivers remarks at Brownsville Old Timers Day. Brownsville Playground, 1555 Linden Blvd.

Fort Greene – 7 to 9 p.m. – Hip to Hip Theatre’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Fort Greene Park, 85 Oxford St.

Bay Ridge – 7:15 p.m. – Comptroller Stringer attends Bay Ridge 5th Avenue Summer Stroll. 5th Ave. between 73rd and 83rd streets.

Prospect Heights - 7:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival w/ Jidenna. Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West & 9th St.

Williamsburg – 7:30 p.m. – Songs in the Key of Purple: A Stevie & Prince Tribute. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

Prospect Park – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: We Will Rock You! Queen. LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Dr.

Sunset Park – 8 p.m. – CityFarm presents Summer Series w/ Yellow Days. Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.

Greenpoint - 8 p.m. – SummerStarz 2019: Coco. Transmitter Park, Greenpoint Ave. & East River Waterfront.

Coney Island - 8 to 10 p.m. – CityParks Foundation SummerStage: Fela! The Concert. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st St.

Coney Island - 8:30 p.m. – Comptroller Stringer attends Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks. Btwn W10th & W15th St Boardwalk.

Saturday
Prospect Heights – 11 a.m. OR 1:30 p.m. – Ice Cream: How to Make Your Own.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue
Greenpoint - Noon to 5 p.m. – Slime Expo NYC!  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
Downtown - 7:30 p.m. – Iron Maiden.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue
Prospect Heights – 7:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival “What the Day Owes to the Night”. Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West & 9th Street
Manhattan Beach – 8 p.m. – Nicole Zuranitis & the Dan Project.  Lighthouse Bandshell, 2001 Oriental Blvd.
Industry City – CityFarm presents Summer Series w/ Hailu Mergia, Kassa Overall’s “Blue Swamini” featuring Brandee Younger. Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th Street
Greenpoint – 8:45 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Dumbo.  McGolrick Park, 110 Russell Street

Sunday
Clinton Hill – 10:30 a.m. – Kids Concert & Sing-Along.  Myrtle Ave Plaza, Myrtle Ave & Steuben St.
Fort Greene – 11 a.m. – Music in the Grove Concert for Kids.  Fort Greene Park, 85 Oxford Street
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: Reggae Music for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
• Greenpoint - Noon to 5 p.m. – Slime Expo NYC!  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
Industry City – 3 p.m. – CityFarm presents Summer Series w/ Everyday People. Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th Street
• Downtown - 7:30 p.m. – Iron Maiden.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue
Fort Greene – 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie Screening: He Got Game.  Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton Street.

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July 26th, 2019 at 8:51 am

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Morning Buzz: Slope residents say mayor making them a target, Teen girl hit by stray bullet in Bed-Stuy park

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Thursday, July 25

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 83.

Top Stories
• Sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was found injured in his jail cell after what could have been a suicide attempt.

• Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello announced he would resign amid growing unrest on the island.

• The MTA board approved a reorganization plan that could cut thousands of jobs.

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Movies With a View: It Happened One Night  Thurs July 25th 6-10pm  Burgers, crab cakes, pizza, ice cream, beer, and wine will be available all night long.  Pier 1, Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park
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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn man surrendered in connection to the water-dousing incident of police in Brooklyn as video of a third incident emerges.

• A teen girl was hit by a stray bullet while sitting in a Bedford-Stuyvesant park.

• Park Slope residents say the mayor is making them targets after a bomb threat was received at the YMCA where he works out.

Politics
• No buildings were sanctioned after Mayor Bill de Blasio demanded they raise thermostats to 78 degrees during the recent heatwave.

• Disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner is moving into his new Manhattan digs, right down the hall from his estranged wife.

Entertainment
• After complaining when her TV series Fresh Off the Boat was renewed, diva Constance Wu demanded top billing for hew new movie Hustlers over J-Lo.

• Including No Country for Old Men and Scarface, here’s what disappearing from Netflix in August.

Buzzing Back

• In 1985, actor Rock Hudson announces he has AIDS. He became the first major celebrity to go public with his diagnosis.

• In 1967, actor Matt LeBlanc is born in Newton, Massachusetts. He is best known for his portrayal of Joey Tribbian in this 1994 sitcom.

Opinion
• A columnist for Slate says in the Mueller hearings, House Democrats ignored the lessons of the Watergate hearings.

• A Downtown Brooklyn-based doctor writes in the Greenpoint Star that binge watching television can decrease your life expectancy.

In the Blogs
• A new pizza shop, Pizzette, has opened its doors in East Williamsburg.

• Greenpointers takes a closer look at the park proposed for seven acres under the Kosciuszko Bridge.

Trending in New York
#MiracleTreatDay
#RickyRenuncio
#SeoulTownRoad
#WhyIGotKickedOutOfDisney
#WandaRenuncio

Scoreboard
• The Yankees topped the Twins, 10-7. The Yankees (66-35) and Red Sox start a four-game series in Boston tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• The Mets (46-55) fell to the Padres, 7-2. New York and San Diego wrap up their series in Flushing today in a 12:10 p.m. matinee.

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Movies Under the Stars: “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”  Thurs July 25th 8-10pm  Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Bushwick Inlet Park, 50 Kent Street, Bushwick
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Real Estate
• The City Council passed a bill to create a database to track the city’s scourge of retail vacancies.

OPEN HOUSE – Thurs July 25th 6:30-7:30pm & Sun July 28th 12:30-2pm. 8 Herbert Street, Greenpoint – One-family home with 2 BRs, 1.5 bath. Attic & basement, backyard. Needs gut reno. $949,000 Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Williamsburg – 617 s/f Condo, 144 s/f storage space, community room, deck w/ outdoor kitchen & BBQ, laundry room, pet spa, garage (waiting list). Maintenance $336/monthly. $775,000 Call Broker at 347-739-7438

• Sold – Four-bedroom, two-bath, 1,700-square-foot two-family home at 7 East 4th Street in Windsor Terrace for $1.14 million.

Style & Fashion
• Donna Karan and Kenneth Cole are collaborating with artisans in Haiti for a new line of summer sandals.

• The best-selling pants on Amazon are just $26, a small price to pay for a pairof slacks that reportedly “flatter you bum.”

Events
Downtown – Noon – R&B Festival at MetroTech 2019.  MetroTech Commons, 304 Bridge St.

Bay Ridge – 2 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio makes an announcement about bike safety. PS 170, 619 72nd St.

Dumbo – 5:30 p.m. – Live at The Archway: Caique Vidal & Batuque. Water St. & Anchorage Pl.

Downtown - 6 to 10 p.m. – Movies With a View: It Happened One Night.  Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Prospect Heights – 7:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival with Nulufer Yanya.  Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West & 9th St.

Industry City – 8 p.m. – CityFarm presents Summer Series with Vieux Farka Toure. Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.

Bushwick - 8 to 10 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.  Bushwick Inlet Park, 50 Kent St.

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July 25th, 2019 at 8:49 am

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