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Morning Buzz: City to discuss demo of Bushwick Inlet tanks tonight, Brooklyn Navy cook recalls storming Normandy unarmed

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Thursday, June 6
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Idul-Fitr. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms giving way to mostly cloudy skies. High of 83.

Top Stories
• The officer on duty has been charged with 11 felony counts for failing to actduring a deadly school shooting in Parkland.

• Dozens of ice cream trucks were seized by the city over a multi-million dollar ticket-fixing scam.

• Heads of state and WWII vets are gathered on Omaha Beach this morning to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

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Sunset 20  Thurs June 6th 6-9pm  Support free cultural & educational programming while enjoying food, drinks, music, games and dancing.   Tickets  Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman Street
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Brooklyn News
• Cops are looking for a man who threatened to harm a Bensonhurst bodega worker’s child after she refused to break a $100 bill.

• TLC-licensed drivers and bicyclists got together to smooth things over during a ride through Williamsburg.

• A Brooklyn-bred Navy cook recalls storming the beach at Normandy on D-Dayunarmed.

Politics
• President Donald Trump may have found the one red line Republicans won’t let him cross: tariffs on Mexico.

• A bill granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants has advanced in the state Assembly.

Entertainment
• “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner taught Conan O’Brien a drinking game that seemed like just an excuse to slap the late-night host.

• DJ Khaled threw a major temper tantrum after his new album debuted at number two on the charts.

Buzzing Back

• In 1993, the stage version of The Who’s rock opera Tommy wins five trophies at the annual Tony Awards.

• In 1947, actor Robert Englund is born in Glendale, California. You may remember him as Freddy Kruger in this horror movie series.

Opinion
• The Daily News praises Albany for a ban on declawing cats, and then wonders why lawmakers can’t solve issues facing humans.

• An op-ed writer in the Greenpoint Star argues if you are worried about voter suppression, you should look no further than the Board of Elections.

In the Blogs
• The city will give a presentation tonight on its plan to demolish the oil tanks in the future Bushwick Inlet Park in North Brooklyn.

• PS 377 in Bushwick is getting a new student-designed playground with an estimated price tag of $1.5 million.

Trending in New York
Normandy
D-Day
#DDay75thAnniversary
Special Report
#DDay75years

Scoreboard
• The Mets blanked the Giants, 7-0. The Mets (29-32) wrap up their series with the Giants in a 12:10 matinee.

• The Yankees (38-22) fell to the Blue Jays, 11-7. Toronto and New York play the last of three in Canada tonight at 7:07 p.m.

• Steph Curry scored 47, but the Raptors topped the Warriors, 123-109, to take a 2-1 lead in teh NBA Finals. Game four is tomorrow night at 9 p.m. in Oakland.

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35th New York Salsa Festival  Sat June 8th 8pm  Featuring Willie Colon, Victor Manuelle, Jerry Rivera, India, and more!  Tickets  Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Downtown
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Real Estate
• A real estate expert warns in the Brooklyn Downtown Star to be wary of services that promises low brokerage fees.

• For Sale – 176 Skillman Avenue, Williamsburg – Six family home features (6) 1 BR apts, partially finished basement, generous private yard, close to all.  $2.4M. Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

• For Sale – 1039 E. 19th Street, Midwood – Large Victorian style home on 40×100 lot  offers 6 BRs, 2.5 bath.  Three floors plus full finished basement, 6 car parking.  $1,900,999. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-782-4411

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 720-square-foot apartment at 2942 West 5th Street in Coney Island for $305,000.

Style & Fashion
• Adam Lambert does everything like a rock star, including shopping for clothes and accessories, as the Post learned.

• Vogue calls FKA Twig’s Park Avenue Armory show a “baroque fashion fantasy.”

Events
Starrett City – Noon – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries hosts D-Day Anniversary ceremony. Vandalia Senior Center, 47 Vandalia Ave.

Downtown – 6 to 9 p.m. – Sunset 20.  Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman St.

Coney Island – 6:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer speaks at Touro College Commencement. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 West 21st St.

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June 6th, 2019 at 8:43 am

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Morning Buzz: Four men wanted in Brooklyn shooting, Former school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS facing charges

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Wednesday, June 5
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Idul-Fitr (Eid Al-Fitr).
Parking meters will be in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 84 degrees.

Top Stories
• The US Catholic Church spent more than $300 million in abuse-related costsbetween 2017 and 2018.

• Authorities in Florida have found the remains of a missing 20-year-old Long Island woman and is investigating her death as a homicide.

• The former school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is now facing 11 charges in connection with the shooting.

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Coheed and Cambria Mastodon  Fri June 7th 5:30pm Performing “Crack the Skye” with special guests Every Time I Die. Tickets  Ford Amphitheatre, 3052 West 21st Street, Coney Island
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Brooklyn News
• Police are searching for four suspects after a man was shot near Franklin Avenue over the weekend.

• A mom and her seven-year-old daughter have vanished from a Bushwick shelter.

• Remains found in a Brooklyn backyard are most likely not human, contrary to what was initially believed after a neighbor reported the grave.

Politics
• Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got behind the bar at a Jackson Heights restaurant to promote legislation that would increase the federal minimum wage for tipped workers.

• While Trump joins world leaders to mark D-Day, the president’s trip to the UK has led to many protests around London.

Entertainment
• Miley Cyrus and Billie Eilish will perform at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festivalin September.

Soleil Moon Frye will be in the sequel series to “Punky Brewster,” which is currently in the works.

Buzzing Back

• In 1968 Senator Robert F. Kennedy is shot in Los Angeles.

• In 1956 saxophonist Kenny G is born in Seattle, WA.  On Valentine’s Day 2019 he played for this singers wife.

Opinion
• The Times argues that Trump’s administration is making life easier for business owners and harder for workers.

• USA Today paid tribute to some of the heroes of mass shootings that occurred within the last two months.

In the Blogs
• Bushwick native Otto Ruano has opened a coffee shop in the neighborhoodwith the mission of brewing the perfect cup.

• Transmitter Park will host a live jazz series for the month of June.

Trending in New York
• #GlobalRunningDay
• #BlackMirror
• Parkland
• Striking Vipers
• Pokemon Direct

Scoreboard
• The Mets (28-32) lost to the San Francisco Giants in extra innings, 9-3.

• The Yankees (38-21) fell to the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-3.

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2019 NYC Bacon and Beer Classic  Sat June 8th 12-10pm   The ultimate summer kickoff party celebrating the best things in life: bacon and beer! For more information, please visit www.baconandbeerclassic.com.  The Brooklyn Mirage,  140 Stewart Avenue,  Bushwick
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 35 Kingston Avenue in Bedford Stuyvesant.

• For Sale – 313 MacDonough Street, Bed-Stuy – Four story multi-family Brownstone Townhouse offers 5 BRs, 3 full bath, 1 half-bath on 20.5 x 100 lot.  $1.950M. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-782-4411 

• For Sale – 326 Leonard Street, Williamsburg - Semi detached two family home – perfect for condo alternative.  4 BRs, 2 bath total.  Semi finished basement has washer/dryer.  Security system in place, above ground pool w/ deck.  $1.999M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Brighton Beach – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1250-square-foot condo at 155 Oceana Dr. For $900,000. Zillow

Business News
• As tariff threats loom between the US and China, there’s new fury after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made comments regarding Tiananmen Square.

• This year’s list of America’s richest self-made women is quite expansive.

Events• Downtown – 10:30 a.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer meets with Child Care Providers and Discusses Landmark “NYC Under 3” Proposal. Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, 191 Joralemon Street, Fourth Floor

Downtown - 3 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will honor Brooklyn’s latest “Heroes of the Month.” Brooklyn Borough Hall, Rotunda, 209 Joralemon St.

Downtown – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Covering El Chapo.  Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.

Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – An Introduction to Sichuan Cuisine.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Park Slope – 7 to 9 p.m. – Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam. Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street

Park Slope – 7:30 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Office Space.  Parklife, 636 Degraw St.

Industry City – 8 p.m. – City Farm presents: Lion Babe.  Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th St.

Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Bikini Kill performs.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

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June 5th, 2019 at 9:13 am

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Morning Buzz: Police search for possible body in Brooklyn backyard, Holzauer ends impressive ‘Jeopardy’ run

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Tuesday, June 4
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Idul-Fitr (Eid Al-Fitr).
Parking meters will be in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 73 degrees.

Top Stories
• After facing thunderstorms and crowding issues, attendees at the Governors Ball felt “scared for their lives” during the third day of the festival.

• The American couple found dead in the Dominican Republic both died from respiratory failure and pulmonary edema.

• James Holzauer ended his “Jeopardy” run and took home $2,464,216 in 33 games.

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2019 Opening Night Concert: Patti LaBelle  Tues June 4th  8pm  Patti will help us kick off the 2019 season of the BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival with an epic free concert!  Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th Street & Prospect Park West, Prospect Heights
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Brooklyn News
• The MTA will combine the two “Willamsburg Link” buses into one route because of low ridership.

• A one-year-old and a three-year-old have been reunited with their mom after the sitter, their grandfather’s girlfriend, refused to give them back for hours.

• Police searched for a possible body in the backyard of a Bushwick building.

Politics
• Governor Cuomo is backing Queens Borough President Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race and is holding a fundraiser for her on June 10.

• A federal judge denied a request to stop Trump from transferring funds to construct his wall.

Entertainment
• The stars dazzled during the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on Monday night.

 Jay-Z is the first hip-hop artist to become a billionaire.

Buzzing Back

• In 1966 Janis Joplin joins Big Brother & The Holding Company.

• In 1975 movie actor Russell Brand is born in Grays, England.  In 2010, he married this singer.

Opinion
• The Post finds it insulting that Tom Brady would want to trademark the nickname “Tom Terrific.”

• The Washington Post suggests that social networks intervene as China starts to repress its citizens more and more.

In the Blogs
• Nearly 300 artists will open their studio doors for the annual Greenpoint Open Studios event.

• The bacon and beer festival returns to Bushwick this Saturday.

Trending in New York
• Eid Mubarak
• Luke P
• #GenXPickupLines
• #stlblues
• #CFDAAwards

Scoreboard
• The Mets (28-31) face the San Francisco Giants tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (38-20) take on the Blue Jays at 7:07 p.m.

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Gala After Party 2019  Tues June 4th 9-11:30pm  Celebrate spring in the Garden with a dance party under the stars. Enjoy a night of dancing, drinks and dessert.  Tickets  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
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Real Estate
• The Department of City Planning has proposed a series of zoning amendments and land-use actions known as the Bushwick Neighborhood Plan.

• For Sale - 432 Lexington Avenue, Bed-Stuy – Two family brick w/ 3 units & garage in prime location.  5 BRs, 2 bath total.  Hardwood floors, SS appliances, wahser/dryer hook up in each unit.  $1.8M  Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Martense Street, Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 2 BR, 1 bath apt offers a large LR, heated bath floors, private terrace, laundry in building, cats only.  $2,399/month. Blue Egg Realty. 347-464-9484

• Sold – Manhattan Beach – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,896-square-foot home at 149 Exeter St. for $1.9 million. Zillow

Technology
• Take a look at how the new Mac Pro erased a design problem that took six years to be fixed.

• Start saying goodbye to iTunes.

Events
Bushwick – 2 p.m. – Mayor de Blasio and City Police Commissioner James O’Neill hold a media availability on crime statistics. Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, 179 Wilson Ave., first floor

Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. – Spring Gala 2019.  Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 990 Washington Avenue

• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 6:30 p.m. – Stringer hosts Caribbean-American Heritage Celebration. Kings County Hospital, 451 Clarkson Ave, T-Building 2nd Floor Auditorium

Downtown – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Food for the Soul. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.

Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – The Science of Falling in Love.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Downtown – 7 p.m. – Twenty One Pilots.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

Flatbush - 8 p.m. – Bikini Kill.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

Prospect Heights – 8 p.m. – First lady Charlene McCray delivers remarks at the Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. 2019 Opening Night Concert: Patti LaBelle.  Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th Street & Prospect Park West

Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 9 to 11:30 p.m. – Gala After Party 2019.  Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 990 Washington Avenue

Prospect Heights - 9:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn: Festival REVEL After-Party.  Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th Street & Prospect Park West

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June 4th, 2019 at 8:45 am

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Morning Buzz: MTA to cut L train shuttles, Sleeping man robbed on his stoop in Brighton Beach

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Monday, June 3

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 69 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Virginia Beach gunman who attacked his colleagues at a government office building resigned hours before the shooting.

• Boeing says some of its 737 planes may have faulty parts on their wings.

• The federal monitor reported that the city’s new housing chief may have misled the public about NYCHA’s lead-paint scandal.

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Twenty One Pilots Tues June 4th 7pm Bringing their BANDITO TOUR to Brooklyn! Tickets. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Downtown.
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Brooklyn News
• The MTA will cut free shuttle buses for the L train project due to low ridership.

• A Brighton Beach man who fell asleep on his stoop was robbed of $3,000 in bling, along with a vest and his wallet.

Two new rides debuted at Luna Park over the weekend.

Politics
• Governor Cuomo announced a trip to Israel “in solidarity” with Jewish peopleamid a rise in anti-Semitic attacks.

• Insiders say Christine Quinn is considering another run for mayor in 2021.

Entertainment
• After Meghan Markle criticized Donald Trump as divisive and misogynistic, the president called her “nasty.”

Weekend Box Office
• Godzilla: King of the Monsters: $49 million
Aladdin (2019): $42 million
Rocketman: $25 million
Ma (2019): $18 million
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum: $11 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1965, an American walked in space.

• In 1967, Anderson Cooper is born in NYC. He is the son of this famous designer.

Opinion
• The Daily News says while strengthening rent regulations is easy, overhauling the property tax system is hard.

• The Post says Chancellor Carranza should be fixing special education instead of playing race games.

In the Blogs
• With Greenpoint Open Studios approaching, historian Geoff Cobb revisits one of the great “open studios” from the past.

• The third annual PLG Arts Event is scheduled for June 15.

Trending in New York
• Iguodala
Jared Kushner
Clint Frazier
#90DayFiance
Boogie

Scoreboard
• The Mets (28-31) fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7-1.

• The Yankees (38-20) dropped the last game of the series to the Red Sox, 8-5.

• The Golden State Warriors topped the Toronto Raptors, 109-104, to even the NBA Finals 1-1.

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BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival REVEL After-Party Tues June 4th 9:30pm Join us for our after party featuring a DJ, dancing and open bar. Tickets. Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. & Prospect Park West.
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a 23-story office building at 141 Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn.

• For Sale – 135 Maspeth Avenue, Williamsburg - One family brick Colonial offers 2 BRs, 1 bath, 1 car garage plus additional pkg for 2 cars, private backyard.  Close to all.  $980,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• For Rent – Putnam Avenue, Bushwick - 3 BR, 1 bath apt for rent features modern kitchen w/ SS appliances, hardwood floors, laundry in unit, balcony.  $2,875/month. Blue Egg Realty. 347-464-9484

• Sold – Brighton Beach – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,250-square-foot condo at 155 Oceana Drive for $900,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On early Saturday morning, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious person at 468 Chauncey Street in Bushwick. Police found 29-year-old Malik Russell with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Downtown – 9:30 a.m. – Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie delivers keynote address at Baruch College’s 2019 commencement ceremony. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

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June 3rd, 2019 at 8:45 am

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Morning Buzz: Authorities bust drug ring, Riders can start using OMNY system

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Friday, May 31

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 84 degrees. Saturday will be sunny and a high of 86. Expect cloudy skies on Sunday with a high of 84 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump announced escalating tariffs on Mexico until the country can stop the flow of migrants over the border.

• Louisiana’s Democratic governor signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy into law.

• Riders can start using the MTA’s pilot tap-and-go OMNY system today at select train stops.

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Go Green! Brooklyn Festival 2019  Sat June 1st 12-5pm Celebrate, discover, engage and learn how you can become a participant of this thriving community while enjoying local food, arts and music. RSVP. McCarren Park.
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Brooklyn News
• Authorities busted a south Brooklyn drug ring that sold lethal fentanyl and heroin.

• A sanitation worker found the body of a Brooklyn man on the side of a Long Island road.

• NYPD’s longest-serving homicide detective retired, and received a hero’s sendoff in Brooklyn.

Politics
• Former Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran has passed away at the age of 81.

• The BQX streetcar’s feasibility was questioned at the project’s first City Council hearing.

Entertainment
• R. Kelly was charged with 11 new counts of sexual assault in Illinois.

• Filmmaker Marc Webb is in talks to direct Disney’s live-action remake of “Snow White.

Buzzing Back

• In 1979, Supertramp performed at Madison Square Garden, where they receive a Gold record for this million selling album.

• In 1965, actress Brooke Shields was born in NYC. From 1996 to 2000, she starred as the title role on this sitcom.

Opinion
• The Times says it appears the Trump administration lied about the census citizenship question.

• USA Today says too many Democrats are crowding the field in the presidential race.

In the Blogs
• Go Green! Brooklyn Festival is all set for this Saturday at McCarren Park, rain or shine.

• Registration is now open for the Bushwick Open Studios art festival.

Trending in New York
• Siakam
Draymond
#spellingbee
#DragRaceFinale
Lowry

Scoreboard
• The Mets (27-29) were blanked by the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-0.

• The Yankees (36-19) opener against the Red Sox was postponed due to rain.

• The Toronto Raptors took Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, 118-109.

• St. John’s head coach Mike Anderson has added Queens native Steve DeMeoto his staff as an assistant coach.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets kick off a three-game series in Arizona against the Diamondbacks at 9:40 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Boston Red Sox at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets face the D-Backs in Arizona at 10:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers take on the BoSox at Yankee Stadium at 7:15 p.m.
• The St. Louis Blues welcome the Boston Bruins for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Puck drops at 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets wrap up their road trip in Arizona. First pitch is at 4:10 p.m.
• The Yankees conclude their series against Boston at 7:08 p.m.
• The Toronto Raptors host the Golden State Warriors for Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

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Rock the House: A Grown Up Benefit Party Sat June 1st 7pm Drinks, dinner and dancing to support Old Stone House gardens & play spaces. Tickets. JJ Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St., Park Slope.
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Real Estate
• The City Council approved a zoning amendment that caps mechanical spaces at 25 feet before they are counted toward buildings’ allowable footprint.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 2nd 1:30-3pm. 176 Graham Avenue, Williamsburg – Five family brick + commercial unit in prime location.  18 rooms, 12 BRs, 6 bath, 2 full basements.  $3.799M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Williamsburg – 2 BR apt has LR, DR, EIK w/ dishwasher, 2 bath.  Washer/dryer in unit, hardwood flooring throughout, water included.  Ample street parking.  $2,299/mo. Carollo Rentals. 917-780-6142

• Sold – East Flatbush – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 780-square-foot co-op at 282 East 35th Street for $220,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The enormous Time Out Market has opened in DUMBO with a stellar list of restaurants.

• The Thai restaurant known for its ice cream, SkyIce, is expanding to a second location in Park Slope.

Restaurant ABC’s – DUMBO
Grade A – Cecconi’s, 55 Water St. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees.
Grade B – Fatty Daddy Taco, 152 Smith St. – Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Wanisa Kitchen, 142 Smith St. – Evidence of mice, Live roaches.

Events
• Clinton Hill – 11 a.m. – CityParks Seniors Fitness Yoga. South Oxford Park, 197 South Oxford St.

• Prospect Heights – 6 p.m. – Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon hosts housing workshop to discuss rent stabilization legislation. Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza.

Greenpoint - 7 p.m. – Performance of “O Happy Day.” St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, 12 Newell St.

Prospect Park – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Spice Girls vs Zanadu. LeFrak Center @ Lakeside, 171 East Dr.

Fort Greene – 8:15 to 10 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Festival Friday – TIDE Film Festival. Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, Fort Greene Park, 100 Washington Park.

Greenpoint – 11 p.m. – Emi Night Brooklyn: Full Building Takeover! Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

Saturday
Downtown - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Citywide Community Charter School Job Fair.  Brooklyn Law School, Forchelli Conference Center, 205 State Street.
Greenpoint – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Five Points Festival.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street.
• Prospect Heights – 11 a.m. – Former U.S. Marines medic, hotel manager among four men to be ordained priests. Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph’s, 856 Pacific St.
Greenpoint – Noon to 4 p.m. – Free Public Paddle.  North Brooklyn Boat Club, 51 Ash Street
Greenpoint - Noon to 5 p.m. – Go Green! Brooklyn Festival 2019.  McCarren Park.
• Crown Heights – 1 to 3 p.m. – Elected officials host screening and discussion of “When They See Us” film on the Central Park Five. Medgar Evers College, 1638 Bedford Ave.
Industry City – 2 p.m. – City Farm Summer Series: Everyday People.  Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th Street
Greenwood Heights – 4 to 6 p.m. – Beekeeping.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Fort Greene - 5:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus.  Lafayette Ave Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Ave & So. Oxford Street
Downtown – 6 p.m. – Stargazing with the World Science Festival.  Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Park Slope – 7 p.m. – Rock the House: A Grown Up Benefit Party.  JJ Byrne Playground, 336 3rd Street

Sunday
Prospect Lefferts Gardens - 10 a.m. to Noon – Fermented Condiments.  Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, 990 Washington Ave.
Downtown – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Curator Tour: On the (Queer) Waterfront.  Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
• Greenpoint – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Five Points Festival.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
• East Flatbush – 11 a.m. – Guyana’s 53rd Independence Celebration and Parade. Church Ave. and Utica Ave.
Williamsburg - Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Tom Petty for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.
• Williamsburg – 3 p.m. – Congregation Beth Jacob Ohev Sholom’s 149th anniversary dinner. 284 Rodney St
Fort Greene - 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie Screening: The Wedding Singer.  Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton St.

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May 31st, 2019 at 8:53 am

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Morning Buzz: Rentable mopeds hit streets of Brooklyn, Borough has state’s cleanest water

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Thursday, May 30
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meter rules are in effect.

Weather
• High of 72 with a chance for some afternoon thunderstorms.

Top Stories
• A Long Island woman saved herself and her three kids from a crazed boyfriend with a note that read “Please call 911” pressed to a car window.

• The Maryland man who set himself on fire near the White House yesterday afternoon died from his injuries this morning.

• Thanks to new ride-sharing services, New York City yellow cab drivers are earning one-third less than they did in 2013.

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Five Points Festival  Sat June 1st & Sun June 2nd  11am-5pm  Two days and nights of original art, indie designers, resin, posters, prints, apparel, craft beer and more. Tickets  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street, Greenpoint
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Brooklyn News
• A man followed a woman into her apartment building in Prospect Park Southand robbed her.

• A new report shows that Brooklyn and the rest of New York City has the state’s cleanest water, while Long Island has the worst.

• The Brooklyn cop who was dragged three blocks by a gang member’s car and critically injured was honored yesterday.

Politics
• Wu-Tang rapper RZA wrote a letter to the City Council supporting legislation to ban fur in New York City.

• The State Senate lacks support on several key pieces of rent reform legislation as a deadline to pass it looms.

Entertainment
• Tom Petty’s wife and daughter are in a bitter dispute over the late rocker’s legacy.

• Why stop at Freddie Mercury and Elton John? Boy George is slated to get his own biopic.

Buzzing Back

• In 1978, Led Zeppelin begins work on their final album.

• In 1971, stage actress and singer Idina Menzel is born in New York City. In 2013, she voiced Elsa in this Disney film and sang this award-winning song.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate argues Robert Mueller’s press conference was a clear statement to Speaker Nancy Pelosi to being impeachment proceedings.

• Several public housing residents penned an op-ed for the Daily News in support of the BQX waterfront streetcar.

In the Blogs
• Over 1,000 rent-by-the-minute electric mopeds were released on to the streetsof Brooklyn.

• State Senator Velmanette Montgomery says she won’t support rezoning Gowanus until the environmental cleanup is finished.

Trending in New York
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The Mets
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Scoreboard
Edwin Diaz imploded as the Mets lost to the Dodgers, 9-8. The Mets (27-28) wrap up a four-game series with the Dodgers in L.A. at 10:10 p.m.

• The Yankees blanked the Padres, 7-0. New York (36-19) starts a four-game home series the Red Sox.

• The NBA Finals get underway tonight in Toronto, where the Raptors will face the Golden State Warriors. Tip-off is at 9 p.m.

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Movies Under the Stars: Festival Friday – TIDE Film Festival  Fri May 31st 8:15-10pm An evening of short films by diverse filmmakers. Fort Greene Park, Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, 100 Washington Park
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Real Estate
• The city has agreed to a contract worth over $100 million with AECOM to oversee the development of four new jails to replace Rikers Island.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 2nd 2-4pm. 1009 Lorimer Street, Greenpoint – Two family home on 4 levels.  1st unit features a 2 BR/1.5 bath, 2nd unit is a 3 BR/1 bath duplex.  Close to park & transportation.  $2.060M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Williamsburg – 3 BR apt features LR/DR w/ EIK, 1 full bath.  Water included.  Pet Friendly!  $3,599/month. Carollo Rentals 917-780-6142

• Sold – Two-bed, two-bath, 919-square-foot apartment at 1332 67th Street in Dyker Heights for $615,000.

Style & Fashion
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard is the new face of Saint Laurent.

• Senreve CEO Carol Chung discusses how an Instagram-famous handbag redefined luxury.

Events
South Park Slope - 10:30 a.m. – Ninth graders study natural environment. Green-Wood Cemetery, 25th St. & 5th Ave.

Bath Beach – 11 a.m. – Congressman Max Rose and Councilman Justin Brennan call for construction of guardrail on Belt Parkway. Bath Beach Park, Shore Parkway & Bay 14th St.

• Fort Greene – 6 p.m. – Department of Small Business Services unveils new videos highlighting city’s neighborhoods. BRIC Arts Media, 647 Fulton St.

• Downtown – 6 p.m. – Chancellor Richard Carranza attends meeting of Citywide Council on Special Education. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• East New York - 6:30 p.m. – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries hosts emergency town hall on quality-of-life issue. New Hope Family Center, 817 Livonia Ave.

• Downtown – 7 p.m. – Rocketman premier.  Tickets.  Alamo Drafthouse, 445 Albee Square

Greenpoint – 7 to 9 p.m. – Sunset Ecology Tour. RSVP.  Kingsland Wildflowers, 520 Kingsland Ave.

Bushwick - 8 p.m. – Opening Night: Oscar at the Crown.  3 Dollar Bill, 260 Meserole St.

• Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Bushwick Inlet Park, 50 Kent Ave.

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May 31st, 2019 at 8:52 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by the Charter School Job Fair on June 1st

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Wednesday, May 29

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 70 degrees.

Top Stories
• More than 230 undocumented immigrants detained near the Mexican border were transferred to jails near New York City.

• The Hawaii hiker who was lost for 17 days said she followed a “voice” down an unfamiliar trail.

• Netflix will fight Georgia’s controversial abortion law in court and will reconsider their entire investment in the state if it goes into effect.

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Oscar at the Crown  Opening May 30th– thru August   8pm  An immersive nightclub musical detailing the rise and fall of one of history’s most flamboyant characters: Oscar Wilde. $45 3 Dollar Bill, 260 Meserole St btwn Bushwick Pl & Waterbury St, Bushwick
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Brooklyn News
• The administrative employees at the Brooklyn Academy of Music are hoping to unionize.

• A developer set to build a municipal park in Downtown Brooklyn is suing the city and claiming officials are sabotaging the project.

• The drunk driver who caused a fatal accident during the holiday weekend was released without bail by a judge.

Politics
• Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning to run for a fourth term.

• Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti pleaded not guilty in a case where he was accused of allegedly stealing $300,000 from former client Stormy Daniels.

Entertainment
• Ellen DeGeneres revealed that she was sexually assaulted by her stepfather at the age of 15.

• Amazon founder Jeff Bezo’s ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos has pledged to donate half of her $36.6 billion fortune to charity.

Buzzing Back

• In 2003 iconic comedian actor Bob Hope celebrates his 100th birthday.

• In 1975 pop singer Mel B is born in Harehills, England.  Her first group was called “Touch” which later regrouped as this all-girl band.

Opinion
• The Post argued that Germany’s facing a crisis between new migrant communities and the rise of anti-Semitism.

• The Times explores a nurse’s perspective and support of Medicare For All.

In the Blogs
• The number of measles cases has risen to 535 citywide with new concerns in Sunset Park.

• Enjoy the spring and summer with these seven outdoor bars in Bushwick.

Trending in New York
Matz
Michelle Williams
Kamala
Pokemon Go
#AGTPremiere

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (35-18) fell to the San Diego Padres, 5-4.

• The Mets (27-27) defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-3.

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Stargazing With the World Science Festival  Sat June 1st 6pm  A family friendly community event with astronauts, telescopes and space related activities and programs. Free.  Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park
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Real Estate
• The Beth Rivka School for girls will soon begin construction on a new 213,000-square-foot, 12-story building in Crown Heights.

• For Sale – 873 Lafayette Avenue, Bed-Stuy – Fully renovated three family brownstone Townhouse w/ over 3,000 s/f of living space.  Owner unit is a 3 BR triplex on ground level w/ entrance to garden, 2.5 bath, LR, chef’s kitchen.  Remaining two units have 2 BRs, 1 bath, kitchen & LR.  $1.999M. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• For Rent – 309 Washington Avenue #C7, Clinton Hill – Gut renovated 1 BR, 1 bath apt near subway offers kitchen w/ SS appliances, custom cabinetry, granite counter tops.  All pets allowed.  $2,516/month. Nooklyn  917-960-3930

• Sold – Clinton Hill – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 205 Clinton Ave. for $675,000. Zillow

Business News
• The same professor who predicted Amazon’s takeover of Whole Foods now predicts Tesla will be acquired within the year.

• The United States just placed in the Top 10 for the world’s most dangerous countries for women.

Events
East New York – 10 a.m. – Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro will preside over a ceremony promoting 30 Fire Officers. Christian Cultural Center, 12020 Flatlands Ave

Boerum Hill – 10 a.m. – Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez attends NYCHA Veterans and Military Families recognition and resource fair. Raices Community Center, 272 Wyckoff St.

Downtown – Noon to 8 p.m. – Willoughby Walk (car-free streets).  Willoughby St from Bridge to Jay Sts.

Sunset Park – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Family Health Centers at NYU Langone will administer the measles vaccine to members of the community at no charge on a first come, first serve basis. St. Michael’s Church, 352 42nd St at Fourth Ave.

• Park Slope – 6:30 p.m. – Velazquez addresses the Spring 2019 Gowanus Superfund Town Hall. P.S. 133, 610 Baltic St.

Park Slope – 7:30 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: 10 Things I Hate About You.  Parklife, 636 Degraw St.

Crown Heights - 7:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attends the Brooklyn Children’s Museum Spring Benefit. 145 Brooklyn Ave.

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May 29th, 2019 at 8:59 am

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Morning Buzz: Three injured in Pink Houses shooting, Floating body identified as missing student

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Tuesday, May 28

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms with a high of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
• A Colorado attorney was the 11th climber to die descending from Mount Everest.

Evacuations are underway as historic flooding is expected in the central U.S.

• Despite backing out of Queens, Amazon is reportedly eyeing office space on Manhattan’s west side.

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“Rocketman” Premier Thurs May 30th 7pm Brush up on Elton John’s discography, put on your sparkliest baseball uniform and enjoy this new musical fantasy biopic. Tickets. Alamo Draft House, 445 Albee Sq. West, Downtown.
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Brooklyn News
• A shooting outside the Pink Houses in East New York left three people wounded, including one critically.

• A body found in the waters near Brooklyn was identified as a missing University of Albany student.

• A 28-year-old motorcyclist was struck and killed yesterday morning in Kensington.

Politics
• Trump said Biden won’t win the African-American vote because he backed the 1994 crime bill.

• Mayor de Blasio praised the late John McCain’s “voice of conscience” at a Memorial Day ceremony.

Entertainment
• Olivia Jade Giannulli “fully knew” her parents bribed her way into college.

“Aladdin” soared to a whopping $113 million opening this Memorial Day weekend.

Buzzing Back

• In 1998, comedian and actor Phil Hartman was killed by his wife in a murder-suicide.

• In 1944, singer Gladys Knight was born in Oglethorpe, GA. In 1986 she won a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo for her vocals on this song.

Opinion
• Congressman Max Rose writes in the Daily News that veteran victims of overdose and suicide deserve special attention.

• The Post says criminal justice reforms will lead to get-out-of-jail-free cards for white collar criminals.

In the Blogs
• Colossal Media is creating hand-painted murals throughout Bushwick.

• A Ditmas Park school community is rallying for local playground repairs.

Trending in New York
• #TheBachelorette
Dodgers
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#ChernobylHBO
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (26-27) fell to the Dodgers, 9-5. They play the Dodgers again in Los Angeles at 10:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (35-18) beat the San Diego Padres, 5-2. They face off again at Yankee Stadium with first pitch at 6:35 p.m.

• Bill Buckner, the Red Sox first baseman whose career was defined by the 1986 blunder against the Mets, has died at age 69.

• The Nets have tapped an ex-Spurs exec as their second assistant GM.

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Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus  Sat June 1st 5:30pm Featuring the music of Mozart, Gershwin and more. $25. Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Ave. & South Oxford St., Fort Greene.
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Real Estate
• New York’s mega-mansions are definitely not dying, and can actually be foundin every borough.

• For Sale – 461 Crown Street, Crown Heights – One family brick Colonial has 4 BRs, 1 full bath, two half baths, DR, EIK, family room, office.  $2M. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-782-4411

• For Rent – Bainbridge Street, Bed-Stuy – Renovated 1 BR, 1 bath apt offers hardwood floors, SS appliances, shared roof deck, central ac.  $1,949/month. Blue Egg Realty 917-202-3498

• Sold – Sunset Park – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 550-square-foot co-op at 728 41st Street for $405,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Google is reportedly tracking your purchases through Gmail.

• Huawei says its homemade operation system could be ready to replace Android by early 2020.

Events
• Coney Island – 10 a.m. – CityParks Senior Fitness Tennis. Kaiser Park, 2529 Neptune Ave.

Boerum Hill – 11 a.m. – Howie Hawkins to announce presidential run on Green Party line. Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave.

Brooklyn Heights – 7 p.m. – NYRR Open Run. Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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May 28th, 2019 at 8:49 am

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