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Morning Buzz: Tractor trailer fatally pins man against wall, Cops look for Bay Ridge flasher

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Monday, May 20

Weather
• Cloudy early and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 82.

Top Stories
• A billionaire tech investor vowed to pay off students’ loans at a commencement address at Morehouse College.

• A generation of immigrant taxi drivers were conned into exploitative loans by bankers, leaving them destitute.

• HBO’s “Game of Thrones” aired its epic series finale to wrap up a decade of dominance on television.

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Exclusive Tequila Tasting & Singles Mixer Thurs May 23rd 7:30-11pm This event is for singles looking to mix and mingle with other fun, friendly people while enjoying complementary tequila tastings. Tickets. Santos Anne Bar & Lounge, 366 Union Ave., Williamsburg.
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Brooklyn News
• A California man died after being pinned to a warehouse wall by a tractor trailer in East Williamsburg.

• Surveillance video captured a man suspected of flashing two young boys in Bay Ridge.

• Police are looking for a Greenpoint man who broke into a car, relaxed in it, then set it on fire.

Politics
• Even President Trump thinks Alabama’s new abortion law is a bit extreme.

• De Blasio encountered union protesters while hitting the presidential trail in South Carolina.

Entertainment
• SNL’s Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson are officially engaged.

Weekend Box Office
• John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum: $57 million
• Avengers: Endgame: $29 million
• Pokemon Detective Pikachu: $24 million
• A Dog’s Journey: $8 million
• The Hustle: $6 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received patent for blue jeans.

• In 1946, pop singer Cher was born in El Centro, CA. In 2018, she starred in this movie sequel.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Trump’s new immigration plan is a failure and gives the White House cover for 2020.

• The Post raises issues with limitless landmarking and calls for changes to the process.

In the Blogs
• An immersive new “urban imprint” installation has opened at A/D/O in Greenpoint.

• A new Bushwick bar is bringing tiki-inspired drinks to the neighborhood.

Trending in New York
• Bran
• Sansa
• Drogon
• Arya
• Tyrion

Scoreboard
• The Mets (20-25) were blanked by the Miami Marlins, 3-0. They begin a four-game home series against the Washington Nationals at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (28-17) drubbed the Tampa Bay Rays, 13-5. The Bronx Bombers head to Baltimore for a four-game set with the Orioles at 7:05 p.m.

• War of Will won the 144th Preakness Stakes over the weekend.

• Brooks Koepka won the PGA Championship, overcoming a difficult course and hostile crowd.

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Japanese Tea Ceremony and Garden Tour Thurs May 23rd 6-8:15pm Discover the culture and traditions of an authentic Japanese tea ceremony and enjoy seasonal sweets and delicious tea. Register here. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
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Real Estate
• Despite a lawsuit alleging illegal zoning, MDG Design + Construction has filed plans for a 100-unit project in Fort Greene.

• For Sale – 60 N. 3rd Street, Williamsburg – Prime retail/residential development opportunity – 3 family on 4 levels sits on a 25 x 90 ft lot.  Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188 

• For Rent - Powers Street, Williamsburg –  2 BR boxed apt w/ pvt backyard, wood floors, walk-in closet, close to L train, EIK, garden.   $2,650/mo. Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830 

• Sold – Williamsburg – A three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,135-square-foot condo at 228 Berry Street for $3.72 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday afternoon, police responded to a report of an aided man inside of 40 Maujer Street in Bushwick. Upon arrival, police found 26-year-old Charles Caporale unconscious and unresponsive on the balcony with no apparent trauma. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The medical examiner will determine the cause of the death. The investigation is ongoing.

• On Sunday morning at Adams Street and John Street in Dumbo, police found a body floating in the water. EMS responded and pronounced the man dead at the scene. No obvious signs of trauma were noted. The investigation is ongoing.

Events
• South Williamsburg – 11 a.m. – Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Jewish leaders address rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes. United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn, 32 Penn St.

Written by BKTicker

May 20th, 2019 at 12:52 pm

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Morning Buzz: Crown Heights man shot in the head, New Yorkers oppose de Blasio 2020 bid

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Friday, May 17

Weather
• Cloudy early but rain later in the evening. High of 75. Partly cloudy on Saturday with a high of 71. Sunday will be cloudy and a high of 73 degrees.

Top Stories
• A pregnant Chicago woman was strangled to death and had her baby cut from her womb.

• Renowned architect I.M. Pei, who designed the Louvre and other iconic buildings, has died at age 102.

• An NYPD lieutenant texted an underling that Eric Garner’s death was “not a big deal.

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Pouring Green-Wood Sun May 19th 11am-1pm Spread across 478 acres, our urban orchard has over 150 Malus (aka apple) trees which are great for hard cider. Learn how it’s made and taste the final product! $25. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St., Greenwood Heights.
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Brooklyn News
• A Crown Heights man was fatally shot in the head on the street.

• Protesters charged that the Brooklyn DA’s conviction review unit was no longer functional.

• An historic Park Slope church is christening its restored sanctuary with a free concert.

Politics
• New Yorkers of all political stripes united to oppose Mayor de Blasio’s 2020 presidential bid.

• Meanwhile, Council Speaker Corey Johnson has unveiled his own criminal justice plan.

Entertainment
• Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to play “The Batman” in a new Warner Bros. reboot.

• “The Big Bang Theory” wrapped up its 12-season, 279-episode run with an emotional finale.

Buzzing Back

• In 2012, the “Queen of Disco” Donna Summer died at the age of 63.

• In 1985, dancer Derek Hough was born in Salt Lake City. In 2016, he and this fellow performer joined the judges panel on this NBC TV show.

Opinion
• A police reform advocate writes in the Daily News that de Blasio can’t run on his record because he failed to make major changes.

• The Post says Cuomo will be to blame when the gas goes out because he nixed a pipeline project.

In the Blogs
• PS 34 is hosting its 70th annual Flag Day celebration next month.

• Bklyner has your roundup of weekend arts events in Brooklyn.

Trending in New York
• #DragRace
#TeamYvie
Tyler
Batman
Iggy

Scoreboard
• The Mets (20-22) fell to the Washington Nationals, 7-6.

• The Knicks are interviewing other top prospects, but are likely to take RJ Barrett with the third pick.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets head to Miami for a series with the Marlins at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees (26-16) host the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets face the Miami Marlins on the road at 4:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers welcome the Rays to Yankee Stadium for a 1:05 p.m. matchup.
Sunday
• The Mets wrap up their series in Miami. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees conclude their home stand against the Rays at 1:05 p.m.

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Spring Fling  Sat May 18th & Sun May 19th 12-3pm Celebrate spring in Prospect Park with a full weekend of special events and activities. RSVP.
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Real Estate
• Construction has topped out at 41 Blue Slip, the second building to rise in the Greenpoint Landing project.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun May 19th  1:30-3pm * By Appointment Only *  176 Graham Avenue, Williamsburg – Multi use property – 5 family home + store.  Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 18th 11am-1pm 61-15 Linden Street, Ridgewood- Two family brick Brownstone w/ 6 rooms w/ 3 BRs over 5 rooms w/ 2 BRs, full finished basement, close to all.  $1.078M. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – Homecrest – A four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,838-square-foot house at 2346 East 13th Street for $1.45 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• A new intense ginger liqueur tasting room has opened in Sunset Park.

• Check out these “Game of Thrones” finale specials offered in Brooklyn.

Restaurant ABC’s – Mapleton
Grade A – Ortobello’s, 6401 Bay Pwky. – Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade B – Columbus Restaurant, 6610 18th Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade C – Together, 2325 65th St. – Evidence of mice, Live roaches, Food contact surface not properly washed, Sanitized equipment not properly stored.

Events
• Flatbush – 9 a.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts Haitian Flag Day Breakfast. Brooklyn College Student Center, 2705 Campus Rd.

Cypress Hills – 11 a.m. – St. Joseph’s College, Con Edison present cybersecurity college and career readiness tour. Academy of Innovative Technology, 999 Jamaica Ave.

Prospect Heights – 2 p.m. – NYC Parks, Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo host Stroud Playground ribbon-cutting ceremony. Park Pl. and Washington Ave.

Manhattan Beach – 7 p.m. – The Oleg Butman & Natalia Smirnova Trio.  On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.

Greenpoint – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – Paris to Pittsburgh Film Screening.  Kingsland Wildflowers, 520 Kingsland Ave.

Prospect Park – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Beverly Hills 90210.  LeFrak Center @ Lakeside, 171 East Drive

Bushwick – 8 p.m. – Company XIV: Queen of Hearts.  Theatre XIV, 383 Troutman St.

Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Love 2 Love: A Donna Summer Dance Party.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave

Saturday
Greenpoint – 9 to 11 a.m. – Greenpoint Bird Walk.  McGolrick Park, Nassau Ave & Russell St.
• Greenpoint – 10 a.m. – Soil Safety Basics: A Lead in Soils Workshop. McCarren Park, Leonard St. and Engert Ave.
Carroll Park – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Carroll Park Fair.  245 Carroll Street
Greenwood Heights - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Walt Whitman’s New York.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Downtown - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Atlantic Avenue Design Walk – Car Free Event!  Bond St from Pacific St to State St
Prospect Park - Noon to 3 p.m. – Spring Fling.  RSVP.
Bed-Stuy – 1 p.m. – Community Day.  Bed-Stuy Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street
Greenwood Heights – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Eternal Menagerie (furryy & featured pet residents) Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Williamsburg – 2 p.m. – The New Mastersounds Special All Ages Daytime Performance.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.
• Bushwick - 5 p.m. & 10 p.m. – Company XIV: Queen of Hearts.  Theatre XIV, 383 Troutman St.

Sunday
Park Slope – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. –  Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair.  Fifth Ave from Sterling Pl. to 12th St.
Greenwood Heights – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Alive @ Green-Wood: Exploring an Urban Oasis.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Greenwood Heights - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Pouring Green-Wood. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Pearl Jam for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave
• Prospect Park – Noon to 3 p.m. – Spring Fling.  RSVP.
Prospect Heights - 2 to 5 p.m. – Rescue the Runway: NYC!  (adoptions) Berg’n, 899 Bergen Street
• Bushwick – 5 p.m. & 10 p.m. – Company XIV: Queen of Hearts.  Theatre XIV, 383 Troutman St.

Written by BKTicker

May 17th, 2019 at 9:38 am

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Morning Buzz: de Blasio is running for president, Teen cyclist hit and killed in Borough Park

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Thursday, May 16

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 69.

Top Stories
• Animal-rights activists faced off against fur industry reps in a heated City Council hearing about a proposed citywide ban on fur products.

• The pilot of a charter helicopter survived a harrowing crash into the Hudson River shortly after taking off from a Manhattan heliport.

• A city agency has struck down a pipeline proposal that would have delivered natural gas to New York City from Pennsylvania.

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Pod Tours America  Thurs May 16th 8pm  A live, no-nonsense conversation about politics, the press and the nightmare that is the Trump presidency.  Tickets Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn.
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Brooklyn News
• A 16-year-old bicyclist was killed after he was run over by a truck in Borough Park.

• Disgraced former Queens congressman Anthony Weiner skipped his appointment to register as a sex offender.

• MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred slammed a Brooklyn councilman’s proposal to amend the leagues rain-delay rules, possibly through City Council legislation.

Politics
• Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that he is running for president in 2020.

• Meet the man who will run the city while the mayor is traversing the country campaigning for president. His name is Dean, Mr. Fuleihan if you’re nasty.

Entertainment
• Televangelist Jim Bakker is peddling a $45 coin featuring President Donald Trump that he says is a “point of contact” with God.

Fresh Off the Boat star Constance Wu has become one of Hollywood’s most difficult celebrities, even upstaging Hustlers co-star J-Lo and Cardi B.

Buzzing Back

• In 1960, songwriter and producer Berry Gordy Jr, starts his own record label after successfully producing a series of hit records.

• In 1990, actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster is born in Southwark, England. His latest role is this character on this HBO drama

Opinion
• The Post calls the de Blasio presidential campaign a total “farce,” writing that he is “crooked and incompetent.”

• The head of a group that represents landlords of rent-stabilized buildings writes in the Greenpoint Star that radical rent reforms aren’t the answer.

In the Blogs
• A Bushwick-based filmmaker is ruffling feathers with a new documentary about an upstate “animal hoarder.”

Bond Street Coffee and Goods is now open for business in Gowanus.

Trending in New York
Brook Lopez
#Survivor
Kyle Lowry
#BTSonLSSC
Jeff Koons

Scoreboard
• The Mets fell to the Nationals, 5-1. New York (20-21) wraps up its series in D.C. with a 1:05 p.m. matinee.

• The Yankees (26-16) split a doubleheader with the Orioles. The team is today off before starting a weekend series at home against Tampa Bay.

• The PGA Championship gets underway this morning at Bethpage on Long Island. Here’s how to watch and updated tee times.

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Party for the Park  Thurs May 16th 6:30-11pm Enjoy a Taste of Brooklyn and Night Dancing with live music, cocktails and food.  All proceeds will benefit Prospect Park Alliance. Tickets  Boathouse, 333 Clinton Street, Prospect Park
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Real Estate
• Now that the TWA Hotel is finally open, here’s everything you need to know to rent a room and about the amenities.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 18th 1:30-3pm & Sun May 19th 2:30-4pm  1009 Lorimer Street – Two family home on 4 levels. 1st unit is a 2 BR/ 1.5 bath, 2nd unit is a 3BR/ 1 bath duplex. $2.06 M. Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 18th 11am-12:30pm  1865 Starr Street, Ridgewood – Two family home w view of NYC skyline. 3 BRs/ 1 bath over 4 BRs/ 2 bath duplex, private yard. $1.199M. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,781-square-foot two-family home at 238 E. 49th Street in East Flatbush for $675,000.

Style & Fashion
• These stylish suitcase will set you back a pretty penny, but you’ll never have to replace them.

• Sneaker brand Koio partnered with the man behind the Cronut on a new pair of sneakers, because why not?

Events
Downtown – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Back 2 School America and FSCNY assemble school supply kits for homeless kids. NY Marriott, 333 Adams St., Foyer D

Downtown – 10 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attends Fair Futures Coalition rally. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Crown Heights – 11 a.m. – Tenants and advocates rally ahead of State Senate rent law hearings. Ebbets Field, 1720 Bedford Ave.

• Greenpoint – 6 p.m. – Oil Spill 101 with Randy Austin. Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages, 520 Kingsland Ave.

• Prospect Park – 6:30 to 11 p.m. – Party for the Park. Prospect Park Boathouse, 333 Clinton St.

Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Pod Tours America. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

Bushwick - 8 p.m. – Company XIV: Queen of Hearts. Theater XIV, 383 Troutman St.

Written by BKTicker

May 16th, 2019 at 9:01 am

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Morning Buzz: Fourth teen turns himself in for brutal beating in East New York, Knicks lose out on Zion Williamson

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Wednesday, May 15

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
• Alabama lawmakers passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the country, banning nearly all abortions.

• The search continues for four-year-old Texas native Maleah Davis, whose stepfather was recently charged in her disappearance after first reporting her missing.

• Several photos show children sleeping on the rocky ground with Mylar blankets as they waited outside a crowded US Border Patrol station.

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The Myth of Media: Historicizing Journalism’s Role In American Democracy  Wed May 15th  7pm Alternative facts and fake news have complicated our trust, but has our media ever been truly objective and democratic?  Tickets  Brooklyn Historical  Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Downtown
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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn billboard worker plunged 10 feet while toiling on a rooftop ad for personal injury firm Cellino & Barnes.

• Brooklyn voters elected Farah Louis Tuesday to replace former city councilman, and current Public Advocate, Jumaane Williams.

• A fourth teenager turned himself in for the brutal beating of a helpless manand stealing his credit card in East New York.

Politics
• In order to avoid a full disciplinary hearing, Councilman Barry Grodenchik admitted to sexually harassing and discriminating against one of his staffers.

• Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are feuding about Biden’s stance on climate change.

Entertainment
• Stars like Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Selena Gomez walked the red carpet to kick off the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

• Kylie Jenner is planning on expanding her empire by starting a baby clothing and home line.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972 Alabama governor and Presidential candidate George Wallace is shot.

• In 1936 American activist  & clown prince of “Hippiedom” Wavy Gravy is born in East Greenbush, NY.  In 1993 Ben & Jerry created this flavor in honor of him.

Opinion
• The Post suggested that the weather ruining Mayor de Blasio’s Green New Deal’s announcement at Trump Tower was “pure poetic justice.”

• The Daily News argues that there isn’t any upsides to Trump’s trade war with China.

In the Blogs
• A new Brooklyn-based production company’s mission is to provide emerging artists with a platform that elevates diverse voices.

• The McGolrick Park Farmers Market is returning this weekend.

Trending in New York
• Alabama
• Hump Day
• #BlackMirror
• #BTSArmy
• Anthony Mackie

Scoreboard
• The Knicks got the third pick in the NBA Draft Lottery, missing out on Zion Williamson.

• Noah Syndergaard dominated as the Mets (20-20) defeated the Washington Nationals, 6-2.

• The Yankees (24-16) and Baltimore Orioles game was postponed due to inclement weather.

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Glass Etching  Wed May 15th 6:30-8:30pm  Life is to short to drink out of boring wine glasses!  Learn the cool technique of glass etching.  $42  Brainery, 1110 8th Ave, Park Slope
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Real Estate
• Construction has topped out on One South First in the Williamsburg waterfront development of Domino Park.

• For Sale – 104 Division Avenue, Unit 15, Williamsburg – 2 BR, 1 bath co-op has LR/DR, EIK.  $415,000. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-782-4411

• For Rent – Eldert Street, Bushwick – 5 room apt features 3 BRs, 1 bath, hardwood floors, SS appliances, dishwasher.  $2,400.month. Blue Egg Realty. 347-464-9484

• Sold - Brighton Beach – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 780-square-foot co-op at 1311 Bridgewater Ave. for $490,000. Zillow

Business News
• The technology from a security firm in Israel was the center of the massive WhatsApp hack.

• Lidia Yan is taking on the $800 billion trucking industry with her new venture NEXT Trucking, which she has already managed to raise $125 million for.

Events• Downtown Brooklyn - 10 a.m. – Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez will be joined by the family and friends of DJ Jinx Paul as they return to court in support of justice for him. King County Supreme Court, Criminal Term, 320 Jay St.

Downtown – Noon to 8 p.m. – Willoughby Walk – A car-free event!  Willoughby St from Bridge St to Jay St.

Fort Greene – 2:30 p.m. – NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will join community members for a special presentation to commemorate the Rangers’ 40 years of service. Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, Willoughby Ave. and Washington Park

Greenpoint – 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Spring 2019 Tree Giveaway.  McGolrick Park, Monitor t & Driggs Ave

Greenpoint – 6:30 p.m. – BAM Gala 2019.  Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street

Park Slope – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Glass Etching.  Brainery, 1110 8th Ave

Downtown – 7 p.m. – The Myth of Media: Historicizing Journalism’s Role in American Democracy.  Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.

Red Hook – 7:30 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul delivers remarks and accepts an award at the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association’s 101st annual dinner. The Liberty Warehouse, 260 Conover St.

Park Slope – 7:30 p.m. – Outdoor Movie: Alien.  Parklife, 636 Degraw St

Bushwick – 8 p.m. – Company XIV: Queen of Hearts.  Theatre XIV, 383 Troutman St

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May 15th, 2019 at 9:00 am

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Morning Buzz: Brooklyn voters head to polls today for special election, Three arrests in attack

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Tuesday, May 14

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 52 degrees.

Top Stories
• Saudi Arabia says oil infrastructure sites have been attacking, at least one with a drone, amid tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

• U.S. officials have listed over $300 billion more of Chinese goods that will possibly face higher tariffs.

• Activists who have been protesting at the Venezuela Embassy in Washington for over a month have been served an eviction notice.

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Nerd Nite  Tues May 14th 6:45pm Speed Dating Edition! 21+ $10-$20  Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett St, Downtown
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Brooklyn News
• Three of five suspects in a vicious beating of a man were arrested yesterday.

• Police are searching for a man who stole mausoleum items from a Cypress Hills cemetery.

• Nine candidates are on the ballot in a special election to fill the Brooklyn City Council seat vacated by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.

Politics
• With Joe Biden’s recent presidential announcement, many say its campaign reset season for those candidates in danger of falling behind in the race.

• Governor Steve Bullock of Montanahas announced that he is running for President.

Entertainment
Issa Rae and Hasan Minhaj are two of the winners at last night’s 23rd annual Webby Awards.

• Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel claimed the hit Bravo show doesn’t always accurately portray reality in a custody battle in Manhattan court yesterday.

Buzzing Back

• In 1998. legendary singer Frank Sinatra dies at the age of 82.

• In 1944, George Lucas is born in Modesto, California. Known for this science fiction franchise, he first received acclaim for this 1973 “coming of age” movie.

Opinion
• The Post says Harvard scarified a dean over absurd protests over him agreeing to be the lawyer for Harvey Weinstein.

• The Times says that as Baltimore faces a murder crisis, plain clothes cops are also bad guys with guns.

In the Blogs
• Bay Ridge residents celebrated the opening of beloved coffee chain Cocoa Grinder’s newest location on Fourth Ave. and 95th St.

• From The Blue Chicken’s chicken nuggets to Crackd’s egg sandwich, here are the best bites being offered at this year’s Smorgasburg.

Trending in New York
• #TheBachelorette 
• Hannah
• John Paul Jones
• Luke 
• Matt Donald 

Scoreboard
• The Mets (19-20) will take the field against the Washington Nationals tonight at 7:05.

• The Yankees (24-16) game against the Baltimore Orioles was postponed. They’ll try again tonight at 6:35 p.m.

• The NBA Draft Lottery is tonight, and Knicks fans are hoping for a bit of good news.

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BAM Gala 2019  Wed May 15th 6:30pm  Join us for BAM’s annual Gala and celebrate with the artists, patrons and supporters of BAM.  Click here for tickets.  Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street, Greenpoint
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Real Estate
• Brooklyn’s luxury market saw a total of 15 signed contracts totaling $46.2 million last week.

• For Sale – 8789 17th Avenue, Bath Beach – Three family home – each floor has kitchen, LR, 3 BRs, 1.5 bath.  Finished basement.  3 boilers, 3 water tanks.  Near subway, park  & shopping. $1.980M.  Crifasi Real Estate. 718-782-4411

• For Rent – 147 Vanderbilt Ave, #1F, Clinton Hill - 4 BR, 2 bath duplex w/ private yard. Washer/dryer in unit, central air, exposed brick, shared roof deck. $4,950/month. Blue Egg Realty 240-716-9442

• Sold – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 598-square-foot condo home at 1143 Lafayette Ave. sold for $549,000.

Technology
• Facebook may soon agree to 20 years of oversight of its privacy policies to the US government.

• Walmart now offers next day shipping through their website, similar to Amazon Prime.

Events
East Flatbush - 7:30 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams joins Monique Chandler-Waterman as she votes in today’s special election. TOP Civic Center, 1098 Utica Ave.

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

Downtown – 6:45 p.m. – Nerd Nite – Speed Dating Edition! Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett St.

Gowanus – 8 p.m. – Bobcat Goldthwait & Dana Gould Comedy Show. The Bell House, 149 7th St.

Bushwick – 8 p.m. – Company XIV: Queen of Hearts. Theatre XIV, 383 Troutman St.

• East Flatbush – 9 p.m. – Williams and Chandler-Waterman hosts Election Night watch party. Tropical Paradise, 1367 Utica Ave.

Written by BKTicker

May 14th, 2019 at 9:07 am

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Morning Buzz: Cyclist fatally struck by car, Man killed by dump truck in Coney Island

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Monday, May 13

Weather
• Rain and wind all day. High of just 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• Governor Cuomo has signed a bill adding 600 new speed cameras near New York City schools.

• Former city corrections chief Joseph Ponte may have committed tax return fraud.

• The departmental trial for the cop who killed Eric Garner will begin today.

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Bobcat Goldthwait & Dana Gould  Mon May 13th & Tues May 14th 8pm
“The Show with Two Heads” live comedy performance. Tickets. The Bell House, 149 7th St., Gowanus.
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Brooklyn News
• A bicyclist died after he was hit by a car near the Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park.

• A man was struck and killed by a dump truck in Coney Island over the weekend.

• A teenager punched a subway conductor at a Downtown Brooklyn station.

Politics
• Gothamist pens America’s Guide to Bill de Blasio, NYC’s mayor and a possible presidential candidate.

• Senator Schumer has backed a bill aimed at curbing those annoying robocalls.

Entertainment
• HBO’s “Veep” concluded the series in a finale that allowed the show to come full circle.

Weekend Box Office
• Avengers: Endgame: $63 million
Pokemon Detective Pikachu: $58 million
The Hustle: $13 million
The Intruder (2019): $6.6 million
Long Shot: $6.1 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot in St. Peter’s Square, Rome.

• In 1986, Lena Dunham was born in NYC.  n 2012, she created this HBO comedy about life in The Big Apple.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Georgia’s abortion law brings up thorny moral questions.

• The Post says New York is pushing forward criminal justice reform too fast.

In the Blogs
• The annual Taste of Bushwick festival has announced its 2019 location and vendors.

• “Willoughby Walks” will return for three Wednesdays this May.

Trending in New York
• Dany
Arya
Cersei
Jaime
#DemThrones

Scoreboard
• The Mets (19-20) game against the Miami Marlins was postponed due to rain.

• The Yankees (24-16) take two of three from the Tampa Bay Rays with a 7-1 win. They begin a three-game home series against the Baltimore Orioles at 6:35 p.m.

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Girls Night Out! “The Show” Mon May 13th 8-11pm The #1 Ladies Night Event Is Coming to Brooklyn. Tickets. Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.
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Real Estate
• Brooklyn developer Chaim Landau partnered with Pratt Institute to build new student housing in Clinton Hill.

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

• For Rent – 231 Frost Street #2R, Williamsburg- 900 s/f apt – brand new construction. 1 BR, 2 baths, granite kitchen w/ Dishwasher, walk-in closet, city view.  $2,599/month. Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830

• Sold – East New York – A 10-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 3,300-square-foot house at 558 Ridgewood Avenue for $1.12 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday evening, a 38-year-old man was walking near Chestnut Street and Glenmore Avenue in East New York when he was approached from behind by five people. They pushed him to the ground, and punched and kicked him. They took his wallet and slashed him in the head with a weapon, causing a severe cut. The suspects fled with a total of $60. The victim was taken to a hospital and treated for his wounds.

• On Sunday night, 38-year-old off-duty corrections employee Sakia Bey was arrested within the confines of the 73rd Precinct. She was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.

Events
• Bed-Stuy – 3:30 p.m. – PAL Youth explore issues of online bullying at digital storytelling screening and recognition awards. PAL Wynn Center, 495 Gates Ave.

Gowanus – 8 p.m. – Bobcat Goldthwait & Dana Gould Comedy Show. The Bell House, 149 7th St.

Bushwick – 8 p.m. – Company XIV: Queen of Hearts. Theatre XIV, 383 Troutman St.

Greenpoint - 8 to 10 p.m. – Girls Night Out! “The Show”.” Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

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

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May 13th, 2019 at 8:55 am

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Morning Buzz: Trump names new Defense Secretary, Feds arrest suspect in Brownsville drive-by shooting

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Friday, May 10

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms with a high of 68 degrees. Mostly cloudy on Saturday with showers at night. High of 65. Expect showers on Sunday and a high of just 52 degrees.

Top Stories
• The U.S. tariff hike on Chinese goods goes into effect today, but China has vowed retaliation.

• Jeff Bezos has unveiled his “Blue Moon,” which he hopes to land by 2024.

• A judge ruled that police officer Daniel Pantaleo must face an administrative trial for his role in the death of Eric Garner.

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“ABCirque and Play” Sun May 12th 4pm Watch NYC’s finest circus troupe, ABCirque, juggle, flip, and fly high with aerial acrobatics! Stick around afterwards, kids: you get to SEE IT then TRY IT! Tickets. The Muse, 350 Moffet St., Bushwick.
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Brooklyn News
• The feds have arrested the suspect in a drive-by stray bullet shooting of a pregnant teen two years ago in Brownsville.

• A Canarsie mom whose 6-year-old son died when she crashed her car claimed she lost control because her brakes were not working.

• A 9 Trey Bloods gangster rolling with Tekashi69’s crew pled guilty to firing a gun inside the Barclays Center.

Politics
• Trump will nominate former Boeing exec Patrick Shanahan to be the next Defense Secretary.

• Mayor de Blasio is planning a rally outside Trump Tower to promote NYC’s own Green New Deal.

Entertainment
• She said yes! Hilary Duff and longtime flame Matthew Koma are now engaged.

• Cardi B confessed that she got liposuction after giving birth.

Buzzing Back

• In 1964 Dusty Springfield made her TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, singing this song.

• In 1978, actor Kenan Thompson was born in Atlanta. In 2003, he became part of this TV family.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the MTA needs to produce labor savings now.

• The Times says Mayor de Blasio needs to keep his promise on building senior housing.

In the Blogs
• Here are the winning projects for participatory budgeting in north Brooklyn‘s council districts this year.

Tour 13 different houses of worship in Brooklyn during the “Sacred Sites Open House.”

Trending in New York
• Game 7
James Comey
Soobin
#TXTinNYC
#DearMeTenYearsAgo

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (22-15) topped the Seattle Mariners, 3-1.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets (17-20) host the Miami Marlins at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees head to Tampa to begin a three-game series with the Rays at 7:10 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets welcome the Marlins to Citi Field for a 7:10 p.m. matchup.
• The Bronx Bombers are in Tampa to face the Rays. First pitch is at 6:10 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets conclude their home stand against the Miami Marlins. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their three-game set with the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:10 p.m.

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Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival Sat May 11th 12-3pm Watch your kite soar above the Manhattan skyline and explore the science of flight. Pier 5 Sports Fields, Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman St., Downtown.
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Real Estate
• Co-living startup Common has inked a deal for its second location in Williamsburg.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 11th 1-3pm & Sun May 12th 3-5pm  1009 Lorimer Street, Greenpoint - Two family home on 4 levels.  1st unit features a 2 BR/1.5 bath apt, 2nd flr is a 3 BR/1 bath duplex.  Close to park & transportation.  $2.060M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

For Sale – 117 Kingsland Avenue – Unit 3B, Williamsburg - Enormous lofty 1 BR + office duplex w/ vaulted ceilings, SS appliances, washer/dryer in unit, common roof terrace, low maintenance.  $659,888. Pepe Real Estate 718-388-8600

• Sold – East Flatbush – A seven-bedroom, five-bathroom, 2,240-square-foot house at 250 East 93rd Street for $845,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The old-fashioned restaurant Biyou is bringing some cajun soul to Bed-Stuy.

Hometown Bar-B-Que, the city’s top barbecue spot, is opening a second Brooklyn location.

Restaurant ABC’s – Flatbush
Grade A – Kreyol Flavor, 1738 Flatbush Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice.
Grade B – Picky Eaters Restaurant, 1456 Flatbush Ave. – Food worker does not wash hands thoroughly after using toilet, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Prive, 1460 Flatbush Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice, Hand-washing facility not near food prep area, Personal cleanliness inadequate.

Events
• Sunset Park – 11:30 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams shares remarks, participates in cooking demo at new food pantry. Family Support Center, 6025 Sixth Ave.

Fort Greene – Noon to 3 p.m. – 5th annual Mother’s Day Luncheon. Shirley Chisholm State Office Building, 55 Hanson Pl.

Downtown – 6 to 8 p.m. – State senators hold youth and community speak out on equity, diversity and admissions. NYU Tandon, 5 MetroTech Center.

• Brooklyn Heights – 7 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams performs onstage in “Antigone in Ferguson.” St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St.

Fort Greene – 7:30 p.m. – Pepperland. Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave.

Prospect Park - 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: 90s Hip Hop. LeFrak Center @ Lakeside, 171 East Dr.

Downtown – 8 p.m. – Mother’s Day Good Music Festival. Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

Flatbush - 8 p.m. – GRiZ – Ride Waves Tour. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

Manhattan Beach – 8 p.m. – I Got The Job! Songs from My Musical Past. Celebrating the onstage life of Lucy Arnaz. On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.

Saturday
Greenwood Heights – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Magic and Mediums.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street.
• Bed-Stuy – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Destination Bed Stuy: Art, Health & Wellness Symposium. BKLYN Commons, 7 Marcus Garvey Blvd.
Brooklyn Heights – Noon to 3 p.m. – Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Kite Festival to launch 2019 season. Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park.
East Williamsburg - Noon to 2:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Farm-to-Plate: A Rice Experience.  Ag Tech X co Lab, 40 Bushwick Avenue
Downtown - Noon to 3 p.m. – Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival.  Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman Street
Greenpoint – Noon to 4 p.m. – Free Public Paddle.  North Brooklyn Boat Club, 51 Ash Street
Downtown – 1 p.m. – Pride of Brooklyn: Homebrewing Competition & Expo.  Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett Street
Greenwood Heights – 2 to 5 p.m. – Dead Distillers Tour. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Flatbush - 6 p.m. – Kapuson Pinoy Studio 7 “Musikalye Sa Brooklyn”.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue
• Fort Greene – 7:30 p.m. – Pepperland.  Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Avenue
Sunday
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of The Beatle for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 2:30 p.m. – Frida Kahlo: Plant Inspiration Tour.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue
Bushwick – 4 p.m. – “ABCirque and Play”.  The Muse, 350 Moffet Street
Gowanus – 5 p.m. – This Wont’ Hurt: A Benefit for the Brooklyn Free Clinic.  The Bell House, 149 7th Street.

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May 10th, 2019 at 9:21 am

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Morning Buzz: Video captures Williamsburg hit-and-run, City closes another yeshiva amid measles outbreak

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Thursday, May 9

Weather
• Cloudy and a little bit cooler with a high of 55.

Top Stories
• North Korea has launched a second projectile in less than a week as denuclearization talks with the U.S. stall.

• Students stormed out of a vigil for the Colorado school shooting victims last night when politicians got their turn to address the crowd.

• Beverly Hills is about to become the first major U.S. city to ban the sale of tobacco, leaving gas station owners smoking mad.

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This Won’t Hurt:  A Benefit for the Brooklyn Free Clinic  Sun May 12th 5pm  Annual fundraising event with live music, silent auction and comedy show. Tickets The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Gowanus
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Brooklyn News
• The city has closed another Brooklyn yeshiva in attempts to try and control a measles outbreak in the Orthodox community.

• Shocking video captures the moment a hit-and-run driver plowed into a 25-year-old woman in a Williamsburg crosswalk.

• Williamsburg parents are calling on elected officials to find the rest of the money needed to fund a new community center.

Politics
• People are starting to question privacy issues with the de Blasio administration’s LinkNYC kiosks. And – surprise! – they’re losing money.

• Councilman Ruben Diaz interrupted a sensitivity training session yesterday when he blurted out that he wouldn’t “rat” someone out for sexual harassment.

Entertainment
Troy Dean Shafer, the star of reality television show Nashville Flipped, has died. He was 38.

• The Waterfront Kite Festival on Saturday in Brooklyn Bridge Park will kick off the Conservancy’s spring and summer programming.

Buzzing Back

• In 1964, an unlikely challenger ends the reign of The Beatles atop the U.S. pop chart.

• In 1949, rock singer Billy Joel is born in the Bronx. From 1973 to 2013, he wrote 33 Top 40 hits, including this song which hit number three in 1977.

Opinion
• Errol Louis writes in the Daily News that it is time for elected officials to get tough with parents who refuse to immunize their children.

• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star worries that some of the insidious tactics of “redlining” are making their way back into North Brooklyn.

In the Blogs
• A group of teens was robbed inside Carroll Park over the weekend.

• Is a new board game shop on West Street in Greenpoint, Winners Corner, actually just a front for a gambling app?

Trending in New York
South Korea
ProJared
#FortniteSeason9
Achilles
Steve Kerr

Scoreboard
• The Mets (17-20) fell to the Padres, 3-2. The team is off tonight before starting a weekend series at home against the Marlins.

• The Yankees lost to Seattle, 10-1 . New York (21-15) wraps up its series with the Mariners tonight in the Bronx at 6:35 p.m.

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Frida Kahlo: Plant Inspiration Tour  Sun Sun May 12th  2:30pm See the plants that inspired Frida Kahlo’s artwork and garden design. Free with admission. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave.
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Real Estate
• Rent-stabilized tenants could see hikes of 3.75 percent after the Rent Guidelines Board voted to approve a rent increase.

• For Sale – 111 Clinton Avenue, Clinton Hill- Attached Townhouse on 20×120 lot currently set up as a 4 family home has 7 BRs, 4 bth total.  $2.180M. Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Sale – 190 Linden Street, Bushwick – Two family townhouse across from Heckscher Park offers 5 BRs, 2 bath plus bonus garden apartment with separate entrance. $1,198,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 945-square-foot apartment at 960 Sterling Place in Crown Heights for $692,500.

Style & Fashion
• Direct-to-consumer brand La Ligne has opened its first brick-and-mortar boutique on Madison Avenue, designed to look like a chic Paris apartment.

• The Brock Collection, a favorite of celebrities, has unveiled a new line of mommy-and-me dresses.

Events
• Brooklyn Heights – 8 a.m. – Advocates protest contractor who hires day laborers through social media then fails to pay them. 107 Columbia Heights

Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Plant Sale 2019. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave.

• Greenpoint – 6 p.m. – “Planting for Pollinators” workshop for urban gardeners. Greenpoint Library, 81 Devoe St.

Prospect Heights – 6:30 p.m. – The Long & Fascinating History of Toilets. Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Fort Greene – 7:30 p.m. – Pepperland. Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave.

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May 9th, 2019 at 9:13 am

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