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Morning Buzz: Cop who slammed protester charged with assault, Brooklyn man blinded by police during arrest

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Wednesday, June 10
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 84 degrees.

Top Stories
• Protests continued in New York City for the 13th straight night as a funeral for George Floyd was held in Houston.

• New York lawmakers voted to repeal 50-a, making police disciplinary recordspublic.

• At a contentious City Council meeting, NYPD’s first deputy commissioner said a $1 billion budget cut is off the table.

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Brooklyn News
• The NYPD cop who was caught on video slamming a protester to the floor in Brooklyn was charged with assault.

• A Crown Heights man has gone blind in one eye after he was tased in the faceby cops last week during an arrest.

Young students rallied against police brutality outside their closed Park Slope school.

Politics
• Joe Biden gave a speech via video at George Floyd’s funeral in Houston.

• Mayor de Blasio downplayed City Hall staffers’ dissent, including the departure of a senior advisor, over his defense of the NYPD.

Entertainment
• “Cops,” which first launched in 1989, has been cancelled at Paramount Network.

• Russell Westbrook is producing a docu-series on the 1921 massacre in Tulsa.

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Virtual Jazz Jam: Songs That Soothe You Wed June 10th 7pm The jam welcomes musicians, including our jazz jammers from Queens/Long Island, as well as newcomers from around the world, to share their music, lift our spirits and honor those we have lost. Click here for more information.
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Buzzing Back

• In 2007, the last episode of “The Sopranos” airs.

• In 1922, actress Judy Garland is born in Grand Rapids, MI. She starred in this original 1954 musical film.

Opinion
• The Post says de Blasio should do his job and stop using his position to promote his wife’s career.

• Two New York lawmakers write in the Times that between the pandemic and police brutality, Queens and the Bronx are at a breaking point.

In the Blogs
• Here is a list of black-owned businesses to support in north Brooklyn.

• Substance abuse services provider Outreach is continuing its outpatient services through tele-health.

Trending in New York
• BLACKPINK
Gone with the Wind
Shakur Stevenson
#PumpRules
Live PD

Scoreboard
• The MLB Players Association has proposing an 89-game season with a full prorated share of salary and expanded playoffs.

• The Knicks finally released a short statement two weeks after George Floyd’s death.

• NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace is calling for the Confederate flag to be bannedat racetracks.

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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building on Atlantic Avenue in Brownsville.

• For Sale – 125 Oceana Drive East #6C, Brighton Beach – Located in a waterfront gated community, Condo has 3 BRs, 3 bath, great views.  $1.999M  Realtor.com 

• Sold – East New York – A five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 3,000-square-foot house at 297 Hinsdale Street for $843,500. Zillow.

Business News
• CrossFit’s CEO resigned after his tweets on the recent protests sparked ire from consumers.

• As many as 25,000 retail stores could close in 2020 alone, according to a new report.

Events
• Virtual – 4 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams testifies before the Rent Guidelines Board. Livestream here.

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Virtual Jazz Jam: Songs That Soothe You. 

• Virtual – 7:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts tenants rights information session with the Legal Aid Society. Register here.

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June 10th, 2020 at 9:07 am

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Morning Buzz: U.S. officially hits first recession in over a decade; Cop set to face criminal charges for shoving protestor near Barclays

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Tuesday, June 9
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 84 degrees.

Top Stories
• The National Bureau of Economic Research announced that the U.S. has officially entered its first recession since 2009.

• Bail was set at $1.25 million for ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of George Floyd.

• WHO officials say asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 aren’t driving the spreadof the pandemic after all.

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Brooklyn News
• An NYPD officer is expected to be slapped with criminal charges, after being seen on video shoving a woman during a protest near the Barclays Center.

• A box of “strike anywhere” matches ignited inside a parcel at a Sunset Park post office, triggering a bomb scare.

• The Brooklyn Court officer suspended for posting memes depicting the lynchings of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton faces departmental charges.

Politics
• The “Justice in Policing Act,” unveiled by Congress Monday, would would ban chokeholds, in addition to the use of no-knock warrants in drug cases.

• New York State legislators began to pass a 10-piece package of policing reforms, and are slated to discuss repealing statute 50-a in today’s session.

Entertainment
• “Insecure” creator Issa Rae is confused over President Trump liking a fan’s tweet about her show.

• Hundreds of members of the music community, including Rihanna and Ariana Grande, signed an open letter calling on NY State to repeal Statute 50-a.

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Make Your Own @ Home: Big Soft Pretzels & DipsThurs June 11th 4pm Giant soft pretzels are fun for bakers of all ages to make and delicious for everyone in the family to enjoy.  $25
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Buzzing Back

• In 1973 Secretariat wins Triple Crown in breathtaking style.

• In 1963 movie actor Johnny Depp is born in Owensboro, KY.  He rose to stardom by starring in this 1987 TV series.

Opinion
• The Daily News says that implementing Phase One of NYC’s reopening is more of an art than a science.

• In a political op-ed for CNN, Bakari Sellers proposes how the U.S. could start systemically reforming its police departments.

In the Blogs
• Coney Island vegan halal Indian restaurant Jalsa has extended into a community food pantry, while simultaneously running normal business operations.

• Students and alumni of Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens shared stories of discrimination they experienced at their respective institutions.

Trending in New York
• #WWERaw
• Daniel Radcliffe
• Tucker
• Lisa
• Ben Shapiro

Scoreboard
• Former NBA standout Caron Butler has harsh words for James Dolan over lack of statement from the Knicks in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.

• The U.S. Soccer Federation is reportedly considering a lift of its ban on players kneeling during the national anthem.

• The MLB’s latest proposal for return offers players less guaranteed money over a 76-game season.

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Real Estate
• An affordable housing lottery has opened for a recently built 19-story mixed-use building in Fort Greene.

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Six family home offers 6 BRs, 6 bath.  Close to shopping, schools & restaurants.  $2.299M. Eliot Hill Realty  917-209-5686

• Sold – Canarsie – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 954 square foot fully detached ranch house at 1587 Canarsie Rd. for $561,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Jeff Bezos shared emails from angry customer over his support of Black Lives Matter, but the Amazon founder says his position “won’t change.”

• After an indefinite postponement last week, Sony’s PlayStation 5 event is officially back on.

Events
Virtual – 2 p.m. – Small Business Town Hall with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Register here.

Downtown – 3 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams leads rally for police reform and march across the Brooklyn Bridge. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Virtual - 4 p.m. – Make Your Own @ Home: Big Pretzels & Dips.

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June 9th, 2020 at 9:31 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens

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Monday, June 8
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 81 degrees.

Top Stories
• A majority of members in the Minneapolis City Council announced their support of disbanding the city’s police department.

• Mayor de Blasio pledged to cut an unspecified amount of funding to the NYPD in favor of youth and social programs.

• New York City will enter the first phase of reopening today, with multiple industries beginning to rev up.

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Brooklyn News
• A 22-year-old man who was freed from prison just months ago was fatally shotin front of the Albany Houses.

• A masked man was caught on video torching an unmarked NYPD car in East Williamsburg.

• A pair of looters smashed display cases at a Macy’s on Fulton Street before stealing $29,000 in jewelry.

Politics
• Top donors to Trump are also pumping money into the campaign coffers of AOC challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

• High-ranking de Blasio administration staffers are calling on the mayor to put money where his mouth is on police reform.

Entertainment
• The Obamas, Beyonce and Lady Gaga delivered messages of hope and calls to action to the class of 2020.

• K-pop group BTS donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter to support recent protests.

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First Look: New Art Online A series of innovative online projects and new commissions that have been commissioned, preserved and exhibited by The New Museum in NYC. Click here to explore.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1974, Paul McCartney and Wings had the top spot on the Billboard singles charts with this song.

• In 1977, rapper Kanye West is born in Atlanta. During the early 2000s, he often performed onstage with his good friend.

Opinion
• The Times calls on Mayor de Blasio to not make New York’s budget crisis worse.

• The Post says New York politicians are putting cops in an impossible situation.

In the Blogs
• Protesters marched from Grand Army Plaza to the Brooklyn Bridge on the 10th day of protests.

• Vietnamese restaurant Di An Di is rebounding from the pandemic with two new concepts.

Trending in New York
• #InsecureHBO
#90DayFiance
#NXTTakeOver
Terry Crews
#BeWater

Scoreboard
• Here’s what you need to know about the 2020 MLB Draft taking place this week.

• Conor McGregor has made his third retirement announcement in four years.

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Real Estate
• IMC Architecture has revealed updated renderings of a seven-story residential building in Crown Heights.

• For Sale – 729 Macon Street, Bed Stuy – Colonial style home on 3 levels. 5 BRs, 2.5 bath, EIK, DR, partial finished basement.  $989,000 Carollo Real Estate  718-747-7747

• Sold – East New York – A five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 2,108-square-foot house at 456 Berriman Street for $800,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday night, police responded to a 911 call of a person shot inside 620 Livonia Avenue in New Lots. Cops found two people shot. The first was 28-year-old Evan Hillman, who was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. The second was a 40-year-old man who was shot twice in the stomach and is in stable condition. There are no arrests and an investigation is ongoing.

• On Sunday afternoon, police responded to a 911 call of a man shot at 682 Ralph Avenue in Brownsville. Cops found an unconscious 26-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. There are no arrests and an investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Virtual – Noon – Borough President Eric Adams calls for greater community civilian oversight of NYPD precinct commands. Join here.

Virtual – 6 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts NYCHA Tenant Association Leaders Roundtable. Register here.

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June 8th, 2020 at 8:53 am

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Morning Buzz: NYC sees no COVID-19 deaths for the first time since March; Massive memorial and march for George Floyd at Cadman Park Plaza

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Friday, June 5
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High of 83 degrees.

Top Stories
• For the first time since mid-March, NYC recorded no new confirmed deathsfrom COVID-19.

• In Georgia, a judge ruled that the cases against all three defendants charged with murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery can advance to the trial court.

• A Manhattan judge denied Legal Aid lawyers’ request for the immediate release of hundreds of protestors held in custody for days.

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Brooklyn News
• Terrence Floyd- brother of George Floyd- and various elected officials addressed a crowd at his brother’s memorial service in Cadman Park Plaza.

• Lawyers who work in Brooklyn’s civil court are uneasy about the state’s plan to reopen the cramped courthouse.

• Thousands of protesters sat in silence at McCarren Park in Williamsburg for 30 minutes in a show of strength and unity.

Politics
• NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said that some officers could face suspension over violent interactions with protestors.

• Facebook has begun labeling content produced by media outlets it says are under state control.

Entertainment
• Gabrielle Union filed a complaint against the producers of “America’s Got Talent,” alleging she experienced discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

• A traveling pianist showed up in Minneapolis to spread a message of hope by playing music to protestors outside George Floyd’s memorial service.

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The Secret Rhino Club Sat June 6th 11:30am This warmhearted and hilarious picture book tells the story of a highly unusual group of friends. This funny, character-driven story explores themes of friendship, expectations, and prejudice. Click here for more info.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1971 this song by James Taylor is released. Of the 14 US Top 40 hits he will achieve, this will be his only chart topper.

• In 1956 saxophonist Kenny G is born in Seattle, WA.  He gained recognition with this 1986 hit song. 

Opinion
• Slate reports that the NY Times newsroom erupted into a revolt after the paper published an op-ed calling for military crackdown in the face of protests.

• USA Today says pandemic unemployment benefits should continue until the economy fully recovers.

In the Blogs
• State Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte penned an open letter to his community regarding the legacy of George Floyd.

• The Living Gallery in Bushwick is hosting a community pantry today from 1 to 5 p.m.

Trending in New York
• #DefundPolice
• Buffalo
• #13ReasonsWhy
• #PoliceBrutalityPandemic
• hobi

Scoreboard
• While the MLB and its player’s union are still at a stalemate over the terms of returning to play, the Mets and Yankees both updated their coronavirus-impactedticket policy.

• The NBA’s proposal to resume the 2019-20 season in Orlando has been approved, with the season set tentatively to start on July 31.

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Real Estate
• For Sale – 2262 Brown Street, Sheepshead Bay – Two family brick on 20×100 lot, 3 BR/1.5 bath duplex over 2 BR/1 bath walk-in. Full basement w/ separate entrance.  Front patio, hardwood floors, community driveway w/multi-car pkg. $949,000   Realtor

• Sold – Bath Beach – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800 square foot apartment at  2483 W 16th St. for $287,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Xi’an Famous Foods is now selling at-home meal kit versions of its popularhand-pulled, tingly noodles.

• A lack of clarity and guidance from city officials on the NYC curfew has left workers and restaurant owners scrambling for answers.

Restaurant ABC’s – Gravesend
Grade A – Fuji Hana, 512 Avenue U. Personal cleanliness inadequate; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – L&B Spumoni Gardens, 2725 86th St. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Cold food item held above 41º F; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – Kafeteria Doruntina, 144 Avenue T. Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Evidence of mice; Food contact surface not properly washed; Facility not vermin proof.

Events
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Saturday
Virtual – 11 a.m.to 12:30 p.m.- Herbal Remedies for Calming the Mind & Restful Sleep. 
Virtual - 11:30 a.m. – The Secret Rhino Club.  

Sunday
• No Events of Note

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June 5th, 2020 at 9:12 am

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Morning Buzz: Two cops shot in bloody confrontation in Brooklyn, Cops crack down on Cadman protestors

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Thursday, June 4
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 84.

Top Stories
• Two officers were shot and another stabbed during a bloody confrontation in Prospect Park South.

• All four cops involved in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis are now in police custody.

• A mysterious fleet of propeller planes was spotted over the Hudson River carrying signs congratulating the “New Federal State of China.”

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Brooklyn News
• An inmate at a federal jail in Sunset Park died of a heart attack after a guard used pepper spray on him.

• A second man has accused Brooklyn bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of sexual abuse.

• Cops cracked down on curfew-breaking protestors, charging at a crowd gathered at Cadman Plaza West

Politics
• It appears that President Donald Trump has committed felony voter fraud.

• Think it’s a recent phenomenon that a Haggerty has been at the heart of discord in the Queens GOP? A Times article from 1987 suggests otherwise.

Entertainment
• Meghan Markle speaks out on the death of George Floyd in a tearful speech.

• The City Council is trying to jumpstart the process for outdoor dining, while an architect is providing pro bono templates for restaurants to follow.

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Herbal Remedies for Calming the Mind & Restful SleepSat June 6th 11am-12:30 pm  Learn to balance your nervous system and calm your mind. To participate in the recipe-making portion of the class, click here. $17
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Buzzing Back

• In 2003, Martha Stewart is indicted for securities fraud and obstruction of justice.

• In 1963, fashion designer Mossimo Gannulli is born in California. In 1997, he married this TV actress.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate says four-star general James Mattis’ broadside against President Donald Trump is an unprecedented move.

• Two health care professionals write in the Greenpoint Star that a new approach to pharmacies could be a “secret weapon” in behavioral health.

In the Blogs
• Greenpointers profiles Kristina Naplatarski, a candidate for district leader in North Brooklyn.

• Subways will return to full-day service as the city begins to reopen.

Trending in New York
Tom Cotton
#BlackLivesMatternyc
#RHOBH
Mattis
Times

Scoreboard
• Horse racing returned to Belmont Park yesterday without fans.

• The NBA is planning a July 31 return with 16 playoff teams and a handful of other contenders, including the Nets. The Knicks season is officially over.

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Real Estate
• A local realtor gives advice on how to safely sell your home during a pandemic.

• For Sale – 22 N. 6th Street, #10E, Williamsburg – Luxury studio condo with fantastic views of the East River & NYC skyline. Gourmet kitchen, spa-like bath, in-unit washer/dryer. Too many amenities to list. $699,000. Realtor.com 

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 600-square-foot co-op apartment at 6802 Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge for $320,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s 55 black-owned beauty and fashion brands that you can support.

• Real women are recreating famous Sports Illustrated swimsuit covers.

Events
Brownsville - 11 a.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts food and mask distribution. The Sonja and Dr. Alvin Khan Auditorium, 555 Rockaway Parkway

• Downtown - 1 p.m. – Memorial service for George Floyd. Cadman Plaza Park

• Prospect Lefferts Gardens - 2 p.m. – ER residents to stage die-in against police brutality and health disparities. SUNY Downstate, 450 Clarkson Ave.

Park Slope – 3 p.m. – Rally to support New York State police reform. The Arch, 20 Grand Army Plaza

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June 5th, 2020 at 9:11 am

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Morning Buzz: Police fatally shoot gunman in tense confrontation, Brooklyn churches hosts prayer march

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Wednesday, June 3
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 85 degrees.

Top Stories
• Thousands of protesters filled the streets in defiance of an 8 p.m. curfew.

• Mayor de Blasio is calling on Governor Cuomo to apologize for his criticism of the NYPD.

• The MTA is returning to full service next week, but is demanding that the city provide 3,000 volunteers.

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Brooklyn News
• Police fatally shot a gunman in a hail of bullets during a confrontation near the Kingsborough Houses in Crown Heights.

• A 7-Eleven in Canarsie was broken into while the city curfew was in effect.

• Brooklyn pastors and thousands of members of their congregations hosted a peaceful prayer march.

Politics
• Joe Biden is close to clinching the Democratic presidential nomination after winning seven state primaries.

• Trump plans to move the Republican National Convention out of North Carolinaover the state’s refusal to lift social distancing.

Entertainment
• CW’s “Batwoman” will feature a new lead character after Ruby Rose’sdeparture.

• The cast and showrunner for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” has donated $100,000 to the National Bail Fund Network.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1972, this song by The Eagles is released. It cracked the Billboard chart three weeks later and became their first hit single, reaching #12.

• In 1974, rock singer Kelly Jones is born in Wales. While growing up, he was influenced by classic rock and in 1992 he formed this rock band.

Opinion
• The Times says the police are supposed to protect free speech, not suppress it.

• Conversely, the Post says everyone should get behind the NYPD and let it restore order.

In the Blogs
• Bushwick businesses are raffling off donated goods to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

• Carroll Park has been overrun by raccoons while closed during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Trending in New York
• Dyckman
Manhattan Bridge
#NYCProtests
Steve King
#DavidDorn

Scoreboard
• The proposed date for the last game of the NBA Finals will be October 12.

• Giants running back Saquon Barkley posted an image of himself with an “I Can’t Breathe” jersey.

• Knicks owner James Dolan attempted to clarify his lack of a statement about George Floyd’s death after recent outrage.

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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building on Rutland Road in East Flatbush.

• For Sale – 61 Herbert Street #1A, Greenpoint – Studio condo features kitchen w/ granite countertops, SS appliances, full bath, private storage space, common roof terrace, laundry room.  $399,000  Realtor.com 

• Sold – Gravesend – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800-square-foot co-op at 2483 West 16th Street for $287,500. Zillow.

Business News
• Google is facing a $5 billion lawsuit for illegally invading users’ privacy by tracking their internet use.

H&M temporarily shuttered 95 of its stores in the U.S. due to recent protests over George Floyd’s death.

Events
• Virtual – 11 a.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts Caribbean Leaders Roundtable. Join here.

Virtual – 8 p.m. – Live Comedy on Zoom.

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June 3rd, 2020 at 8:30 am

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Morning Buzz: NYC will see another curfew tonight at 8 p.m.; MTA removes free transfer between Broadway and Lorimer St.

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Tuesday, June 2
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 76 degrees.

Top Stories
• Mayor De Blasio confirmed an extension of the NYC curfew implemented by Governor Cuomo, which will be in place starting 8 p.m. tonight.

• An independent autopsy ordered by George Floyd’s family- led by a former NYC medical examiner- found his death was a “homicide caused by asphyxia.”

• The U.S. began its first human trial of potential antibody treatment for COVID-19, which could be available by fall if the tests are successful.

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Brooklyn News
• According to the MTA, there will no longer be a free transfer between the Broadway station on the G line and the Lorimer St. station on the J and M lines.

• The two Brooklyn lawyers accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail into a police car during a protest are set to be released on bail. Another protestor accused in a separate firebombing incident was held without bail.

• Community leaders and clergy members stood and kneeled side-by-side with the NYPD in a show of unity outside Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct.

Politics
• Mayor De Blasio defended his daughter at a press conference, following her arrest during weekend protests.

• The first federal data released counts more than 25,000 coronavirus deaths in U.S. nursing homes.

Entertainment
• In the wake of George Floyd’s death, the music industry will pause in observance of “Black Out Tuesday” and in solidarity of nationwide protests.

• Walt Disney World is enlisting the help of Stormtroopers form “Star Wars” to enforce social distancing guidelines in the park.

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How to Meditate: An Introduction to Mindfulness. Tues June 2nd 8:30 pm. Learn the basics of starting a personal meditation practice. Learn how to relax your mind, sharpen your concentration, increase calmness and clarity, and induce sustainable, conscious happiness.  $10
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Buzzing Back

• In 1935 Babe Ruth retires. 

• In 1977 TV actor Zachary Qunito is born in Pittsburgh, PA.He was cast as Spock in this 2009 sci fi reboot. Opinion
• A contributor to the New York Times shares her findings on what it’s like to wear a face mask in the South during the pandemic.

• The Daily News says the protests taking over NYC are proof that the lockdownis already over.

In the Blogs
• State lawmakers are inching closer to repealing a law shielding police disciplinary records in New York.

• A Brooklyn cop spoke anonymously to BKLYNER about racism in the NYPD.

Trending in New York
• Fordham
• Bible
• Macy
• #BlackLiveMattters
• #BlackOutTuesday

Scoreboard
• Floyd Mayweather has reportedly offered to pay for the funeral services of George Floyd in four cities across the country.

• The MLB is considering a shorter season, as union negotiations continue to wage on.

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Real Estate
• An affordable housing lottery has opened for 29 newly constructed units in Williamsburg.

• For Sale – 586 Pennsylvania Ave, Brownsville – This property has 3 legal apartments in which each apartment consists of a living Room, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms, and full bath. Nice backyard space to entertain.$949,000   Realtor.com

• Sold – Coney Island – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000 square foot co-op apartment at 2928 W 5th St. for $400,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Apps that listen to police scanners are becoming popular in the wake of protests against the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis officers.

• Facebook employees staged a virtual walkout in protest of company’s stance on recent posts from President Trump.

Events
Virtual – 8:30 p.m. – How to Meditate: An Introduction to Mindfulness. 

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June 2nd, 2020 at 8:56 am

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Morning Buzz: Lawyers facing federal charges for tossing Molotov cocktail, Protesters prevent looting of Target

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Monday, June 1
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 72 degrees.

Top Stories
• Dozens of cities have imposed curfews or declared states of emergency as protests continued for a sixth day after the killing of George Floyd.

• The prosecution of fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will be led by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.

• Mayor de Blasio defended the actions of the NYPD and announced an investigation into recent protests.

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Brooklyn News
• Two Brooklyn lawyer are facing federal charges after they allegedly tossed a Molotov cocktail into an NYPD vehicle.

• A video showed protesters ambushing an NYPD cruiser in Prospect Heights, injuring two police officers.

• Protesters formed a human chain to prevent a Target at Atlantic Terminal Mall from being looted.

Politics
• President Trump says he will designate Antifa as a terrorist organization.

• Chiara de Blasio, the mayor’s daughter, was arrested for “unlawful assembly” at a protest in Lower Manhattan.

Entertainment
• Nick Cannon opened up about why he had to go to Minneapolis to join protestsand called for a “new normal.”

• Chrissy Teigen pledged $200,000 to bail those people who have been arrestedin protests across the country.

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Scavenger Hunt Mondays Mon June 1st 7pm Race around your home collecting random items against other players who are doing the same thing!
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Buzzing Back

• In 1957, Sam Cooke records this song at Radio Recorders Studio in Los Angeles, which would become his first Top 40 hit.

• In 1981, comedian Amy Schumer is born in NYC. She is related to this U.S. senator from New York.

Opinion
• The Post says de Blasio is right that the protests have been co-opted by out-of-town folks looking to incite violence.

• The Daily News says spreading destruction and chaos undermines legitimate voices for social reform.

In the Blogs
• A plant store returned over the weekend with an “almost summer” sidewalk sale.

• Brooklyn lawmakers are promoting legislation to identify and fine overweight trucks using the BQE.

Trending in New York
• #InsecureHBO
#90DayFiance
#protests2020
#Verzuz
#BunkerBoy

Scoreboard
• The Brooklyn Nets issued a statement saying “enough is enough” after the death of George Floyd.

• Mets star Pete Alonso posted on Instagram that his “heart has been broken”over Floyd’s murder.

• Ken Davidoff writes in the Post that MLB blew its chance to truly lead sports’ coronavirus return.

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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a six-story, mixed-use building on Warwick Street in East New York.

• For Sale –  2262 Brown Street, Sheepshead Bay – Two family brick on 20×100 lot, 3 BR/1.5 bath duplex over 2 BR/1 bath walk-in. Full basement w/ separate entrance.  Front patio, hardwood floors, community driveway w/multi-car pkg. $949,000   Realtor.com

• Sold – Bay Ridge – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,456-square-foot house at 432 83rd Street for $1.4 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On early Saturday morning, police responded to a 911 call of two men shot inside the Ingersoll Houses. Cops found a 36-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the back and an unidentified man with gunshot wounds to the abdomen. The 36-year-old man was taken to the hospital in stable condition, but the unidentified man was pronounced dead. There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

Events
• Virtual – 9:15 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams to speak on policing and “why we protest.” Register here.

• Virtual – 3 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts tenant rights information session with Legal Aid Society. Register here.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Scavenger Hunt Mondays.

Written by BKTicker

June 1st, 2020 at 9:21 am

Posted in Uncategorized