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Friday, July 3
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Independence Day (Observed). Parking meters are not in effect.
Weather
• Partly cloudy with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. High of 89 degrees.

Top Stories
• Jeffrey Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell, who was implicated in his alleged sexual crimes, was arrested by the FBI.

• Another 1.4 million workers in the U.S. filed for unemployment in the last week, while the nation’s unemployment rate fell slightly in June.

• China has reacted furiously to Britain’s offer to open its doors to Hong Kongers fleeing a draconian new national security law.

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Brooklyn News
• Activists are vying to save a building in Downtown Brooklyn that may have been a stop on the Underground Railroad.

• Fire marshals have arrested the man responsible for allegedly starting a house fire in Flatlands with illegal fireworks.

• Borough President Adams is calling for “crisis response” from the NYPD after at least four separate shootings went down in Brooklyn over a two-hour span.

Politics
• Mayor De Blasio says NYC schools will reopen in September, but Governor Cuomo and the teacher’s union think he jumped the gun.

• The Supreme Court will decide whether House investigators can access grand jury material gathered in the Mueller report.

Entertainment
• Paris Jackson’s portrayal of Jesus as a lesbian has attracted hundreds of thousands of signatures on a petition of protest.

• Infamous “cue card guy” on “SNL” Wally Feresten has launched a side hustle.

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Virtual Pop-Up Lefferts: Caribbean Candle Making. Sun July 5th 2pm. Participants will try their hand at every step of the candle making process and create a custom candle of their very own.  Free – All Ages! Click here to join. 
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Buzzing Back

• In 1969 The Rolling Stones original guitarist Brian Jones is found dead in his swimming pool, just three weeks after he was kicked out of the band.

• In 1976 TV actress Andrea Barber is born in Los Angeles.  She is best known for playing this character in this 1987 ABC comedy.

Opinion
• Vox attempts to explain Trump’s surprising resiliency with Latinx voters.

• Two riders for Slate argue one obscure yet monumental Supreme Court decision needs to be overturned in order to effectively combat systemic racism.

In the Blogs
• A free manicure truck has hit the streets of Williamsburg, thanks to the wine company BABE.

• On July 6, a new art-centric bar called Mika is opening up in Bushwick.

Trending in New York
• #RHONY
• Hamilton
• #COVIDー19
• Epstein
• Xbox

Scoreboard
• Gerrit Cole already throwing nearly 100 mph pitches ahead of Yankees initial spring training workout 2.0 on Saturday.

• As nine more NBA players test positive for COVID-19, Jarrett Allen is the last man standing on the Nets’ frontcourt.

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Real Estate
• Triangle Equities and The Michaels Organization have announced plans to build a new 411 ft. mixed-used building in Downtown Brooklyn.

• For Sale – 165 E. 49th Street, East Flatbush – Two family brick Tudor has 3 BRs, 1 spa-like bath, kitchen w/ SS appliance. Garden studio rental features large open living space.  Close to transportation.  $989,000. Realtor.com 

• Sold – Crown Heights – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 700 square foot apartment at 952 Saint Marks Ave. for $220,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• New York City’s return to indoor dining, which was scheduled to begin on July 6, has officially been postponed indefinitely.

• Crown Heights Caribbean spot Glady’s is shutting its doors permanently due to insurmountable financial stress related to COVID-19.

Restaurant ABC’s – Boerum Hill
Grade A – The Brooklyn Inn, 148 Hoyt St. Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Grand Army Bar, 336 State St. Cold food item held above 41º F; Toxic chemical improperly labeled, stored or used; Hand wash sign not posted.
Grade C – Numero 28, 68 Bergen St. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Evidence of mice; Personal cleanliness inadequate; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized.

Events
Virtual - 7 p.m. – CrossCurrent Contemporary Virtual Dance Festival.  Free! 

Saturday
• No Events of Note

Sunday
Virtual – 1 p.m. – 5th of July Commemoration with Weeksville Heritage Center. Register.
Virtual - 2 p.m. – Pop-Up Lefferts: Caribbean Candle Making.  Free – All Ages! 
Virtual – 7 p.m. – Premiere of “Fast Blood.” Watch here.

 

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July 3rd, 2020 at 10:25 am

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Morning Buzz: Man escapes tumbling Carroll Gardens building, Teacher rips quality of instruction at Brooklyn Tech

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Thursday, July 2
Alternate-side parking rules are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 91.

Top Stories
• This is what Seattle’s CHOP zone looks like after cops cleared protestors out.

• The city will begin painting a Black Lives Matter mural on the street in front of Trump Tower today.

• A horde of protesters, some carrying plastic pitchforks, descended on the Hamptons to decry rising income inequality.

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Brooklyn News
• “It’s like a glory hole for your hands!” Social media star “Fat Jew” unveiled his mobile manicure truck in Williamsburg yesterday.

• A man made a miraculous escape when a three-story building came crashing down in Carroll Gardens yesterday afternoon.

• An irate teacher ripped into the DOE in a fuming letter about the “abysmal” instruction her son received at Brooklyn Tech during the pandemic shutdown.

Politics
• Activists are beaming free Wi-Fi to protestors at the City Hall occupation through a network that doesn’t rely on Internet Service Providers.

• Kellyanne Conway’s husband isn’t the only one who doesn’t share her political views. Her daughter is going viral for her anti-Trump posts on TikTok.

Entertainment
• Celebrity hairstylist Jonathan Wright dishes on rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine’s post-prison lace-front wig.

• The producers of the show has shot down rumors that Ellen Degeneres’ long-running daytime talk show will be canceled.

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Greenlight Bookstore Virtual Re-Opening Party & All Star Review. Thurs July 2nd 7:30pm. Join us for an all-star lineup of novelists, essayists, poets, and other creative folks  to celebrate the power of books to help us find a way forward. Tickets.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1977, this theme song from the movie Rocky is the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts.

• In 1990, movie actress Margot Robbie is born in Australia. In 2016, she was cast as this character in this movie. 

Opinion
• The Daily News says the governor and mayor should heed the warnings and keep indoor dining off the table for now.

• A Post columnist says Mark Zukerberg presides over a toxic world but never pays the price.

In the Blogs
• The MTA is rolling out PPE vending machines at select subway stations across the city.

• After 25years in Manhattan, Levain Bakery officially opened its doors in Williamsburg yesterday morning.

Trending in New York
Nairo
#thursdaymorning
Smash
#HeWentToJared
Jonghyun

Scoreboard
• The Yankees and Mets started Spring Training 2.0 yesterday. A Post columnist writes this year will be unlike any other.

• The NFL is cutting its preseason schedule in half as coronavirus cases continue to surge.

• New Jersey will allow betting on the Nathan’s Hot Dog-eating Contest, which will take place on July 4th as planned, but indoors and without spectators.

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Real Estate
• Is an engineer’s inspection enough for a house over 50 years old? A local realtor weighs in.

• For Rent – Bushwick Renovated 2 BR, 1/5 bath apt w/ front porch.  Available for July 1st move-in! $2,700 per month, heat & hot water included.  Carollo Realty Estate  718-366-6636 

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 767-square-foot apartment at 41 Clarkson Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens for $630,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s the lowdown on Khloe Kardashian see-through bedazzled birthdaydress.

• A new body-positive lingerie label is opening up the dialogue around inclusivity.

Events
• Canarsie – 4 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams hosts mask distribution with PS 276 Girl Scouts. Twisted Rootz, 7905 Flatlands Ave.

Virtual – 7:30 p.m. – Greenlight Bookstore Virtual Re-Opening Party & All Star Review.  Tickets

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July 2nd, 2020 at 8:46 am

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Wednesday, July 1

Weather
• Isolated thunderstorms in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon. High of 81.

Top Stories
• The Senate passed an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program until August 8 hours before it expired.

• Fifteen city pools across the five boroughs will open to the public on August 1.

• The City Council passed an $88 billion budget, but activists say it didn’t do enough to cut NYPD funding.

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Brooklyn News
• An 11-year-old boy was shot in the leg in East Flatbush and is in stable condition.

• A serial flasher who has exposed himself to half a dozen girls in Sunset Park has been arrested.

• Two Brooklyn lawyers who have been charged with setting an empty NYPD van ablaze have been released to home confinement.

Politics
• The Board of Elections won’t start counting absentee ballots for another week.

• City Council members’ personal information was doxxed by activists pushing for the defunding of the NYPD.

Entertainment
• Stars celebrated the life of Carl Reiner, “The Dick Van Dyke Show” creator who died at 98 years old.

• “Curb Your Enthusiasm” has been renewed for an eleventh season on HBO.

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New York City During the American Revolution Wed July 1st 7:30-9pm Boston, Philadelphia, Yorktown… these are the places that usually star in the American Revolution, but New York City has a story to tell as well! $6.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1979, the first Sony Walkman goes on sale.

• In 1961, Princess Diana is born in England. If not for her death in 1997, she would have been celebrating her 59th birthday.

Opinion
• USA Today says the COVID pandemic is no time to ask the Supreme Court to kill Obamacare.

• The Post says protesters and politicians are slapping the NYPD for a quarter century of saving lives.

In the Blogs
• A 24-hour food market is coming to the mega-development Greenpoint Landing.

• The MTA is piloting a PPE vending machine at the Atlantic Avenue station.

Trending in New York
• Jada
Tati
Roger Ailes
Bobby Bonilla
#NYCBudget

Scoreboard
• The Mets laid off 25 employees, including some longtime ticket office workers.

• Yankees GM Brian Cashman thinks Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton will be game-ready by Opening Day.

• The Minor League Baseball season has been officially cancelled.

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Real Estate
• Marvel Architects has revealed updated proposals for an 11-story commercial building in Vinegar Hill.

• For Sale – 184 Conselyea Street Apt #2, Williamsburg – Unique 2 BR Co-Op w/ low monthly maintenance.  4 rooms, 2 BRs, 1 bath, home office walk-in closet, washer/dryer, pet friendly.  $599,000. Capri Jet Realty 347-450-3577 

• Sold – Bensonhurst – A three-bedroom, two-bedroom, 1,042-square-foot house at 1654 73rd Street for $765,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Uber is looking to buy Postmates for $2.6 billion after the collapse of its takeover deal with GrubHub.

Airbus will cut 15,000 jobs to survive the coronavirus crisis.

Events
• Downtown – 10:30 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams, activists demand comprehensive crisis response to recent shootings. 209 Joralemon St.

Virtual – 1 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams speaks at National Gun Violence Training on best practices for faith leaders. Register here.

Virtual – 4 p.m. – Public Advocate Williams performs in “The Book of Job Project” with Theater of War. Register here.

Virtual – 7:30 to 9 p.m. – New York City During the American Revolution. $6.

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Tuesday, June 30

Weather
• Partly cloudy and scattered afternoon thunderstorms. High of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Supreme Court defended abortion rights in a major ruling, striking down a Louisiana law placing restrictions on doctors who perform the procedure

• Governor Cuomo warned he might tap the brakes on NYC’s reopening after a weekend of “troubling” sidewalk gatherings and social distancing rule-flouting.

• Mayor De Blasio announced a proposal to shift $1 billion away from the NYPD, but police reformers say the city’s plan is little more than a budget trick.

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Brooklyn News
• A gunman in Crown Heights ambushed a man in cab, then chased the victim down the block and executed him.

• The Brooklyn man who served two decades in prison for a shooting he didn’t commit was set free by a judge who found him innocent of the crime.

• After being hit by a fallen tree branch in East Flatbush, a 71-year-old woman has been hospitalized.

Politics
• Approximately 13,400 employees of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will be furloughed beginning in August.

• The U.N. and Western nations are sparring with Russia over cross-border aid to Syria.

Entertainment
• A film by Julian Marshall tells a two-part story of New York City’s protests in the days after George Floyd was killed by a police officer.

• According to a national trade association, Broadway shows will not be returning to the stage until at least January of next year.

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Spectrum Reach Virtual Learning Series: Marketing Secrets of Top BrandsTues June 30th 2 to 2:45 p.m. – Learn the secrets your business needs to thrive in this New Business Landscape.  Register here. 
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Buzzing Back

• In 1971 Paul Revere And The Raiders receive a Gold record for this song, their only US #1 hit.

• In 1985 swimmer Michael Phelps is born in Baltimore, MD.  He destroyed the Olympic record held by this swimmer and finished his Olympic career with 23 Gold medals.

Opinion
• In an interview with Vox, a Serbian journalist warns about American authoritarianism.

• The Daily News says New Yorkers should be allowed to vote absentee in November, and ballots should be sent well in advance of the elections.

In the Blogs
• Restaurants and bars across Greenpoint and Williamsburg improvised with outdoor seating as Brooklynites came out for the first weekend of summer.

• Can an app predict a COVID patient’s likelihood of death? One NYU doctor is testing the theory.

Trending in New York
• Jada
• Virgil
• Boof
• Macy’s
• #IMayDestroyYou

Scoreboard
• Jets season-ticket holders have the option to sit out this uncertain season.

• The Nets’ chances of missing the playoffs have increased, as Spencer Dinwiddie tested positive for COVID-19.

• Three players have decided to opt out of the rescheduled MLB season due to health concerns amid coronavirus outbreak.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

Real Estate
• This Fresh Meadows home is on the market for $829,000, but the inside looks like a crime scene.

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Six family home in prime location. 6 BRs, 6 bath, first floor apts have access to the backyard. Close to all. $2.299M. Eliot Hill Realty. 917-209-5686

• Sold – Middle Village – A five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 3,000 square foot home at 6989 62nd Drive for $1.8 million. Zillow.

Technology
• “The New York Times” announced it will no longer distribute articles through the Apple News app.

• Both Twitch and Reddit have made moves against political content, citing violations of terms of service.

Events
• Virtual – 1 p.m. – Riders Alliance Launches New #JustService Campaign For Transit Equity. Zoom.

Virtual – 2 to 2:45 p.m. – Spectrum Reach Virtual Learning Series: Marketing Secrets of Top Brands.  Webinar. 

• Virtual – 3 p.m. – NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer Hosts Roundtable on Prevailing Wage and Economic Justice for Workers. Zoom.

Virtual -  7 p.m – Game Night Tuesday: Online Event.  $8 

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June 30th, 2020 at 9:56 am

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Alternate-side parking rules are in effect, but street cleaning is reduced to the later of any day listed on ASP signs. Meters are in effect.
Monday, June 29

Weather
• Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 88 degrees.

Top Stories
• The world hit two coronavirus milestones: 500,000 confirmed deaths, and 10 million confirmed cases.

• Mississippi lawmakers voted to remove the Confederate symbol from their state flag.

•  Police officers clashed with Queer Liberation March and Black Lives Matter protesters on the anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

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Brooklyn News
• Two people were shot, and one is in critical condition, at a block party in Williamsburg.

• A 14-year-old teen was found dead at a Brooklyn playground earlier this week.

• Musicians and relatives took to the streets to honor a slain Brooklyn DJ.

Politics
• Trump retweeted a video of a supporter shouting “white power,” before deleting the post, claiming he didn’t hear it.

• City & State ranks the 100 most influential figures in New York’s LGBTQ community.

Entertainment
• Here is the complete list of winners for this year’s BET Awards.

• Actor Anthony Mackie criticized Marvel for lack of diversity with its productions.

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Keep Earth Weird: Home Scavenger Hunt Mon June 29th – Wed July 1st 2pm Complete wacky, creative, challenging, and quirky missions in and/or around your home. A game for all ages! $15.
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Buzzing Back

• In 2003, Academy Award-winning actress Katherine Hepburn dies at the age of 96.

• In 1982, SNL comedian Colin Jost is born in Staten Island. In 2019, he and this actress got engaged.

Opinion
• The Post says there are fresh signs that New York City is spiraling out of control toward complete lawlessness.

• Frank Bruni makes the case in the Times that Senator Tammy Duckworth would make Joe Biden’s best VP pick.

In the Blogs
• Pop-Up Lefferts is celebrating Caribbean American Heritage Month virtually.

• Vineapple in Brooklyn Heights has reopened under new management.

Trending in New York
• #BETAwards
#90DayFiance
Roddy
Beyonce
Cam Newton

Scoreboard
• Nets forward Wilson Chandler is opting out of the NBA’s restart in Orlando.

• The Yankees added veteran Matt Duffy to their 2020 camp roster, and two top pitching prospects to their 60-man roster.

• Quarterback Cam Newtown has reached a one-year deal with the New England Patriots.

• In the National Women’s Soccer League’s return, all players kneeled during the national anthem and wore Black Lives Matter t-shirts.

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Real Estate
• Condo units at “Parlour,” a 12-floor residential building in Park Slope, are now available.

• For Sale – East Flatbush – Legal 4 family home.  1st flr has two 2 BR apts & 2nd flr has a 3 BR and a 2 BR apt. Each unit has LR, DR, kitchen & full bath.  3 car driveway, 1 car garage.  $1.350M Carollo Real Estate. 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Bensonhurst – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,042-square-foot house at 1654 73rd Street for $765,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday afternoon, police responded to a 911 call of two people shot in front of 551 Van Siclen Avenue in New Lots. Upon arrival, cops found a 23-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the face and a 39-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the back. They were both pronounced dead at the scene. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Virtual – 10 a.m. – The Legal Aid Society, state lawmakers urge Governor Cuomo to sign NYS Tenant Safe Harbor Act. Register here.

Virtual – 2 p.m. – Keep Earth Weird: Home Scavenger Hunt. $15.

Virtual - 5 p.m. – Pride on Every Page: LGBTQ Adult Book Talk. All Readers Welcome!

Virtual – 6 to 7:45p.m. – How to Build a Herbal First Aid Kit. $17.

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June 29th, 2020 at 9:11 am

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Friday, June 26
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 88 degrees.

Top Stories
• A Georgia grand jury indicted the three men arrested and charged in connection with the alleged murder of Ahmaud Arbery.

• Governor Cuomo says New York will monitor the list of flights entering the state to ensure passengers quarantine for coronavirus.

• The Senate passed a sweeping sanctions bill targeting China’s violations of Hong Kong’s independence

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Brooklyn News
• The MTA will rename two Brooklyn subway stations after Civil Rights pioneer Medgar Evans.

• Slate uses the incident of an NYPD officer getting away with hitting a black teen in Brooklyn on Halloween to show how the system shields police officers from accountability.

• The Parks Department is heeding Clinton Hill residents’ demand that the NYPD’s 88th Police Precinct vacate Classon Playground, which police are using as a parking lot.

Politics
• According to a watchdog report, the White House sent almost $1.4 billion in coronavirus stimulus payments to deceased Americans.

• After blocking a DACA repeal, the Supreme Court enhanced the Trump administration’s ability to quickly deport illegal immigrants.

Entertainment
• The U.S. Postal Service is releasing its first series of stamps that celebrate hip-hop culture.

• Disney’s iconic Splash Mountain is getting a “Princess and the Frog” theme makeover.

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Josh Groban: An Intimate Concert Event – Online  Sat June 27th 4pm  Join Josh Groban & Friends for an intimate, full-length concert.  $21.50 
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Buzzing Back

• In 1971 this 8:36 long epic song by Don McLean debuts on WNEW-FM radio and would rise to #1 in the US.

• In 1970 TV actor Nick Offerman is born in Joliet, IL.  In 2003, he married this “Will & Grace” star. 

Opinion
• In an op-ed for the New York Times, a food historian says food pantries are not a substitutefor the SNAP program.

• One CNN contributor says a European ban on U.S. travelers would send a humbling message amid an uptick of COVID-19.

In the Blogs
• According to Assembly Member Joe Lentol, the new park underneath the Kosciusko Bridge will be ready in July.

• Behind closed gates, Brooklyn’s community gardens are fighting for food justice.

Trending in New York
• Liverpool
• Jenna Marbles
• #8toAbolition
• Chelsea
• Parler

Scoreboard
• NBA star Vince Carter officially retired from basketball after playing a 22-year career.

• The 2023 Women’s World Cup will be played in Australia, FIFA’s ruling council voted.

• Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the NFL will be kicking off a voting education and registration initiative.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• PGA Tour: Travelers Championship. See the tee times schedule.
Saturday
• UFC Fight Night: Austin begins at 8 p.m.
• PGA Tour: Travelers Championship. See the tee times schedule.
Sunday
• PGA Tour: Travelers Championship. See the tee times schedule.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

Real Estate
• Al Capone’s childhood home in Park Slope just went on the market for $2.9 million.

• For Rent – St. James Place, Clinton Hill – Renovated 4 BR, 1 bath apt has laundry in building, central heat & a/c, granite kitchen w/ SS appliances, large LR, hardwood floors.  $4,500/month  Blue Egg Realty  347-464-9484

• Sold – Fort Hamilton – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,200 square foot co-op at 9985 Shore Rd. for $595,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• There are two kinds of ice cream people in Brooklyn: those who like Van Leeuwen, and those who like Ample Hills. Which one are you?

• The recently opened Mediterranean restaurant Sami and Susu shares a space with neighborhood bar Maracuja.

Restaurant ABC’s – Dyker Heights
Grade A – Mia Zia’s, 8424 13th Ave. Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Las Chelitas, 7312 13th Ave. Thawing procedures improper; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – New Yee Li Restaurant, 6619 Fort Hamilton Pkwy. Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
Downtown – 12 p.m. – Unveiling of Black Lives Matter mural outside of Borough Hall. 209 Joralemon St.

Virtual - 6 p.m. - Name That Tune. 

Saturday
East Williamsburg – 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. – Elsewhere Rooftop Re-Opening. Procedures & policies will be enforced!  See here. 599 Johnson Avenue
Virtual – 4 .m. – Josh Groban & Friends. 
Virtual – 8 p.m. – Shake, Rattle & Roll: Dueling Pianos

Sunday
Virtual - 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Homemade Ice Cream.
Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Mixology Class Online: LGBTQ Pride Mixology! 

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June 26th, 2020 at 8:32 am

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Thursday, June 25
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are still in effect.

Weather
• A slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm with a high of 85.

Top Stories
• The number of coronavirus cases in the United States hit a single-day record yesterday with over 36,000 new infections.

• Protestors are camping outside City Hall demanding cuts to police funding.

• U.S. Marshals have been told they should be prepared to defend national monuments across the country after several were vandalized.

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Brooklyn News
• A North Brooklyn group wants the city to open a rarely used waterfront park to enable residents to enjoy the outdoors while socially distancing.

• Eight members of a Brooklyn Bloods gang are facing federal charges after they terrorized East New York with a campaign of gun violence.

• The Greenpoint Star takes an in-depth look at the toll remote learning is having on the city’s special needs students and their families.

Politics
• A Slate columnist says the likely defeat of Democratic New York congressman Eliot Engel shows what happens when power brokers lost touch with voters.

• The mayor said to close a $1 billion budget gap, as many as 22,000 workers could be laid off or furloughed.

Entertainment
• Here’s a look back at the career of Michael Jackson on the 11th anniversary of his death.

• Mike Tyson warned Jamie Foxx that getting inside the former heavyweight champ’s head for a new biopic is “not going to be pretty.”

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Name That Tune Friday.  Fri June 26th 6pm. Are you that friend who always knows the name of the song and band playing on the radio? Well, here’s a great way to put that talent to some use.  $8 
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Buzzing Back

• In 2009, the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson dies at age 50.

• In 1956, chef Anthony Bourdain is born in New York City. In 2013, he began hosting this CNN show. 

Opinion
• Even a Post columnist concedes that President Donald Trump is headed for defeat if he doesn’t change course.

•  A veep for Fiverr writes in the Forest Hills Time that businesses must embrace the digital age to survive coronavirus and beyond.

In the Blogs
Blue Hill Farms now has a Greenpoint pickup spot for its sought-after food boxes.

• Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has a slim lead over her challenger as she looks to hold on to her congressional seat.

Trending in New York
#OccupyCityHall
#WearADamnMask
#JBalvinIsOverParty
#I’dRather_ThanVoteForTrump
Renee

Scoreboard
• The Mets believe Yoenis Cespedes will be in the lineup on Opening Day when MLB resumes play at the end of July.

• Jamal Adams has made it clear he wants out of New York. In his weekly column, WFAN’s John Jastremski says fans shouldn’t blame the Jets.

• The St. John’s men’s basketball team has lost its leading scorer. LJ Figueroa announced he is transferring to Oregon.

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Real Estate
• Here’s everything you need to know about the state’s eviction moratorium, which the governor has extended, but with some modifications.

• For Rent – Bushwick Renovated 2 BR, 1/5 bath apt w/ front porch.  Available for July 1st move-in! $2,700 per month, heat & hot water included.  Carollo Realty Estate [email protected] or call 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 998-square-foot condo at 40 Oceana Drive in Brighton Beach for $685,000.

Style & Fashion
• Amazon’s “Big Style Sale” began on Tuesday. Here’s everything you need to know to take advantage.

• More sales! Swing into summer with these 25 on-sale summer essentials.

Events
• Borough Park – 3:40 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams tours safety measures for non-COVID patients needing medical care. Maimonides Medical Center, 4802 Tenth Ave.

• Manhattan - 4 p.m. – East New York for Budget Justice holds march and rally. Tweed Courthouse, 52 Chambers St.

Written by BKTicker

June 26th, 2020 at 8:32 am

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Wednesday, June 24

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms in the morning and partly cloudy later. High of 90 degrees.

Top Stories
• Results in many of the city’s primary races won’t be announced soon with hundreds of thousands of people casting absentee ballots.

• New alternate side parking rules for the summer allow drivers to move their cars just oncea week.

• New York City beaches are set to officially reopen on July 1.

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Brooklyn News
• Congresswoman Yvette Clarke is leading in the primary race against four male challengers.

• A man in Flatbush threw fireworks at NYPD officers earlier this month but no one was injured.

• Two women rescued an emaciated dog wandering the streets of Brooklyn.

Politics
• AOC cruised to victory in the Democratic primary, and looks set to waltz to second term in Congress.

• Donovan Richards leads all candidates in the race for Queens borough president, while Elizabeth Crowley is in second place.

Entertainment
• Jimmy Kimmel apologized for his use of blackface in “The Man Show” sketches in the 1990s.

• Adult film star Ron Jeremy was charged with raping three women and sexually assaulting another woman.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1967, this song by Procol Harum enters the Billboard chart, and peaks at #5. It was inspired by the chord progression of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Orchestral Suite in D”.

• In 1979, actress Mindy Kaling is born in Cambridge, MA. From 2012 to 2015, she starred in her own comedy show.

Opinion
• USA Today says face masks work, and should be made mandatory.

• The Post says the DOE should stop chasing ideology and focus on reopening schools this fall.

In the Blogs
• Mike’s Hot Honey is offering free dip cups to help out local pizzerias.

• Here’s a look into the first day of Phase 2 in Brooklyn Heights.

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Scoreboard
• Play ball! The 2020 MLB season is officially a go. The 60-game season will kick off on July 23 or 24.

• The FBI says no crime was found after a noose was discovered in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage.

• Former WFAN host Craig Carton has reportedly been released from prison.

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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for an 11-story mixed-use building on Myrtle Avenue in Bed-Stuy.

• For Sale – 3225 Shore Parkway #2, Sheepshead By – 2 BR/ 2 bath condo w/ garage parking and 2-car driveway. Open living concept, two private balconies.  $625,990. Realtor.com 

• Sold – Flatbush – An eight-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,842-square-foot house at 2306 Bedford Avenue for $1.124 million. Zillow.

Business News
• GNC has filed for bankruptcy with the goal of selling itself and closing stores.

• Johnson & Johnson lost its bid to overturn its baby powder verdict, but its damages were cut to $2.1 million.

Events
• Virtual – 1 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams performs in “The Oedipus Project” with Theater of War All-Star Cast. Register here.

Written by BKTicker

June 24th, 2020 at 8:44 am

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