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Morning Buzz: Three-year-old found alone reunited with parent, July was the hottest month on record

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Friday, August 16

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 81 degrees. Saturday will be cloudy and 85 degrees while Sunday will be slightly warmer at 87 degrees with clouds.

Top Stories
• “Hollywood Ripper” Michael Gargiulo was convicted of killing two women, including Ashton Kutcher’s friend, and attempting to kill another woman.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio shared his experience of his father’s suicide in a letter to the NYPD.

• July was the hottest month on record for the planet.

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Battle of Brooklyn Monuments Tour  Sun Aug 18th 10-11am  A guided tour to view some of Prospect Park’s Revolutionary War monuments.  Lefferts Historic House, 452 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
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Brooklyn News
• A three-year-old child who was found alone in Brooklyn has been reunited with his parent.

• An ex-con went on a “sexual assault spree” in Brooklyn and Manhattan just days after being released from jail.

• A “Looney Tunes” basketball court in Williamsburg has been closed and residents say it comes down to the slippery paint and lines painted incorrectly.

Politics
• The pro-Israel group American Israel Public Affairs Committee opposed Israel’s move to bar Democratic Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country. Since then, Israel has allowed Tlaib to enter the country.

• Brooklyn activists and Democratic groups want to hear from Assemblyman Felix Ortiz after one of his aides was arrested for stealing $80,000 in campaign funds.

Entertainment
• “Saturday Night Live” star Aidy Bryant has launched a plus-size fashion line.

• Four women are suing actor Danny Masterson, the Church of Scientology and leader David Miscavige after accusing Masterson of sexual assault.

Buzzing Back

• In 1977 music icon Elvis Presley dies at the age of 42 due to a heart attack, likely brought on by addiction.

• In TV actor Cameron Monaghan is born in Santa Monica, CA. In 2015, he played the role of The Joker on this FOX TV Drama series.

Opinion
• A Daily News columnist recalls her the mud, music and friendship at Woodstock.

• A Times columnist argued that world leaders have ruined the global economy.

In the Blogs
• Podcaster Stewart Fullerton joins the list of myriad artists that were profiled on Greenpointers.

• Starting in September, both Bushwick and Ridgewood will lose multuple B38 bus stops.

Trending in New York
• Normani
• #BoycottMulan
• #ChanceonGMA
• Thug
• Finally Friday

Scoreboard
• The Jets (1-1) defeated the Atlanta Falcons, 22-10, in a preseason matchup.

• The Mets (62-59) beat out the Atlanta Braves, 10-8.

• The Yankees (81-42) were sorely crushed by the Cleveland Indians, 19-5.

• Brett Yormark will step down as CEO of the Brooklyn Nets after more than a decade.

• Nascar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family surviveda fiery plane crash.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets take on the Kansas City Royals at 8:15 p.m.
•The Yankees and the Indians play at 7:05 p.m.
• The Giants and the Chicago Bears compete in a preseason game at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets and the Royals face off at 7:15 p.m.
• The Yankees and Indians game starts at 1:05 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets end their series with the Royals at 2:15 p.m.
• The Yankees end their series with the Indians at 1:05 p.m.

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Shake It Off: Taylor & Friends Dance Party  Fri Aug 16th 10pm-2am  Never ever stop dancing to TONS of Taylor and her contemporary radio pop crew. $10   Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, Greenpoint
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Real Estate
• West Egg Development has released renderings of a five-story residential property at 110 East 53rd Street in East Flatbush.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 18th 12:30-2pm. 8 Herbert Street, Greenpoint - Semi-detached one family offers open concept layout w/ LR/DR area, EIK, 1/2 bath.  2nd flr has 2BRs, 1 bath.  Unfinished attic & basement, backyard.  Needs gut reno.  $949,000  Capri Jet Realty. 7198-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 18th 12-1:30pm. 117 N 4th Street, Williamsburg- Semi-detached 8 family home – 24 BRs, 8 bath total.  All apts are in good shape. Oasis-like backyard.  $3.199M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• Sold – Canarsie – A two-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,328-square-foot single-family house at 10525 Avenue K for $625,000. Zillow

Eating Out
• Recently opened Spudz is a counter-service spot specializing in a variety of loaded-up fries on Fulton Street.

• You can attend the second annual Wine and Food Experience to benefit City Harvest on September 7.

Restaurant ABC’s – Coney Island
Grade A – Chowtime, 1418 Mermaid Ave. – Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan, Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container in food preparation
Grade B – Ritas, 1327 Surf Ave. – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations, Food not protected from potential source of contamination
Grade C – Leo’s Pizza, 2726 Mermaid Ave. – Hot food item not held at or above 140º F, Cold food item held above 41º F, Evidence of mice, Personal cleanliness inadequate

Events
Coney Island – 11 a.m. – Council members Mark Treyger and Carlina Rivera announce a significant budget investment in women’s health care. Coney Island Hospital, Kane Auditorium, second floor, Main Building, 2601 Ocean Parkway

• Manhattan Beach - 12:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will host local senior citizens at his sixth annual “Seniors by the Sea.” Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard –Rotunda

Prospect Park – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Prince vs Madonna.  LeFrak Center lakeside, 171 East Drive

Industry City – 8 p.m. – CityFarm presents Summer Series: Makaya McCraven & L’Rain.  Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th Street

Greenpoint - 8 p.m. – SummerStarz 2019: Captain marvel.  Transmitter Park, Greenpoint Avenue & East River Waterfront

Greenwood Heights – 8 to 10 p.m. – Full Moon Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street

Coney Island - 9:30 p.m. – Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks.  Boardwalk btwn W 10th & W15th Streets

Greenpoint – 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. – Shake If Off: Taylor & Friends Dance Party.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue

Williamsburg – Midnight – Madonna: The Confessions Tour Live from London.  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue

Saturday
Coney Island – 1 to 3 p.m. – Coney Island Walking Tour.  Meet @ Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, 1215 Surf Avenue
Park Slope – 5 to 9 p.m. – Park Slope 5th Avenue BID Summer Block Party.  5th Avenue btwn Dean Street & St. Mark’s
Coney Island – 7 p.m. – The Australian Pink Floyd Show.  Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st Street
Gowanus – 7 to 11 p.m. – A Drinking Game presents: The Princess Bride.  the Bell House, 149 7th Street
Fort Greene – 9:15 p.m. – Screening of Fast Times at Ridgemont High.  BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave @ Ashland Place
Greenpoint - 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. – 6 Underground (90s Alternative Dance Party).  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue
Williamsburg - Midnight – Screening of Two-Lane Blacktop.  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue

Sunday
Prospect Park – 10 a.m. – Battle of Brooklyn Monument Tour.  Lefferts Historic House, 452 Flatbush Avenue
Prospect Heights – 2 to 3:30 p.m. – Pop-Up Performance: Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra.  Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway
Coney Island – 5 p.m. – CityParks Foundation SummerStage: La Sonora, Poncena, Jose “El Canario” Alberto, DJ Lucho, DJ C. Devine.  Free!  Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st Street
Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Jimi Meets Funk (Tribute to Jimi Hendrix).  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Fort Greene – 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie Screening: The Super.  Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton Street

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August 16th, 2019 at 9:13 am

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Morning Buzz: ‘Zombie homes’ luring drug addicts to Sheepshead Bay, Kensington grocery store raided

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Thursday, August 15
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for the Feast of the Assumption. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 81.

Top Stories
• A gunman finally surrendered, ending a standoff in Philadelphia that wounded six cops.

• An autopsy found that Jeffrey Epstein had several broken neck bones. One broken bone is more common in homicides, not suicides.

• Hundreds of civil lawsuits were filed on the first day the Child Victims Act took effect.

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Dirty Thursday: Summer Lovin’  Thurs Aug 15th 10pm Feel your temperature rise and let yourself go on our indoor/outdoor dance floor. Free! House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Bushwick
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Brooklyn News
• “Zombie homes” are luring drug addicts and dangerous black mold to  a section of Sheepshead Bay.

• Cops raided a Kensington grocery store and hauled off $500,000 worth of untaxed cigarettes and liquor.

• A man was shot and killed early this morning in a park in Cypress Hills.

Politics
• The City Council is proposing an even more ambitious plan to provide free healthcare to uninsured New Yorkers.

• President Donald Trump used official channels – i.e. Twitter – to request a meeting with Xi Jinping amid Hong Kong and market unrest.

Entertainment
• While top brass are standing behind him, insiders say CNN’s rank-and-file newsroom members are embarrassed by the Chris Cuomo “Fredo” flap.

Restaurant Week is back on Grand Street in Williamsburg. Get a meal for anywhere from $12 to $35 until August 25.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969, The Woodstock Music and Art Festival begins on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm in Bethel, New York.

• In 1970, actor Anthony Anderson is born is Compton, California. He currently stars as the family patriarch on this ABC comedy.

Opinion
• A lawyer shares in the Greenpoint Star what he learned when he was given the chance to visit Palestine.

• The Brooklyn Downtown Star argues in light of the issues surrounding the district attorney’s race in Queens, voting reforms are more necessary than ever.

In the Blogs
• Old Bay Seasoning tracked down a Greenpoint woman who named her wi-fi network after the seasoning.

• Can you stand the heat? The Super Spicy Kimchi-Eating contest is coming to Arrogant Swine in Bushwick this weekend.

Trending in New York
Matz
#DontDeportMelania
#ThursdayMotivation
#BlueLivesMatter
#TrumpSlump

Scoreboard
• The Mets fell to the Braves, 6-4. The Mets (61-59) wrap up their series with the Braves at 7:20 p.m.

• The Yankees topped the Orioles, 6-5. New York (81-41) heads to Cleveland to begin a four-game set with the Indians.

• The Jets continue preseason play against the Falcons in Atlanta. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

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Madonna: The Confessions Tour Live from London  Fri Aug 16 Midnight  An intimate screening of this Grammy Award-winning film with pre-party at Lo-Res. $18  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• Over 100,000 people have signed a petition to rename part of 5th Avenue, which would Trump Tower’s address 725 President Barack Obama Way.

OPEN HOUSE – Thurs Aug 15th 6:30-8pm & Sun Aug 18th 1-3pm. 21 Conselyea St., Williamsburg – 2 family, 1st flr is 1BR/1 bath, 2nd flr is 3 BR/1 bath. Basement has BR, 1.5 bath. $2.019M. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188 

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 17th 3-4:30pm. 137 Beadel Street, Greenpoint - Two family brick on 3 levels.  1st unit is a 2 BR/1 bath apt. 2nd unit has 3 BRs/1 bath.  Full basement w/ 1/2 bath. $1.229M. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188 

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 850-square-foot apartment at 616 East 18th Street in Flatbush for $450,000.

Style & Fashion
• Selena Gomez filed documents to patent her name, leading many to speculate she is about to launch her own beauty line.

• Seven designers discuss the future of fur in the fashion industry with Vogue.

Events
Mill Basin - 10:45 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attends Back-to-School backpack giveaway. 5100 Kings Plaza

DUMBO – Noon – R&B Festival. MetroTech Commons, 304 Bridge St.

Prospect Park South - 12:30 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio makes an announcement regarding public schools. MS 890, 21 Hinckley Pl.

DUMBO - 5:30 p.m. – Live at the Archway: Alsarah & The Nubtones. Water St. & Adams St.

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

Crown Heights – 7 p.m. – Williams attends grand opening. BK Lobster Flagship, 535 Nostrand Ave.

Prospect Heights – 7 to 9 p.m. – Screening of Toni Morrison – The Pieces I Am. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway

Greenwood Heights – 7:45 p.m. – Rooftop Films presents: Desolation Center.Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

East Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Attends welcome event for the Jamaican  Consul General to New York. 1438 Utica Ave.

Downtown - 8 p.m. – Backstreet Boys Live. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

Bushwick - 10 p.m. – Dirty Thursday: Summer Lovin’. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

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August 15th, 2019 at 9:20 am

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Morning Buzz: Bushwick to lose three B38 stops, Child Victims Act goes into effect today

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Wednesday, August 14

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms with a high of 81 degrees.

Top Stories
• The warden at the prison where Jeffrey Epstein died has been temporarily reassigned and two others were placed on administrative leave.

• New York is bracing for a surge of cases under the new Child Victims Act that goes into effect today.

• The Hong Kong International Airport returned to normal following two days of clashes between protesters and police.

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Park Slope 5th Avenue BID Summer Block Party  Sat Aug 17th 5-9pm Fourth Annual Artichoke Pizza Eating Contest & Salsa Dancing in the street!  5th Avenue btwn Dean Street & St. Mark’s, Park Slope
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Brooklyn News
• Bushwick will lose three stops on the B38 in September in order to make way for longer buses.

• Brooklyn Public Library card holders now have access to an additional 17 cultural institutions for free as part of the Culture Pass, which has 50 cultural organizations already on the roster.

• Two people were charged with murdering a 26-year-old man whose body was found behind a Home Depot.

Politics
• Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy clashed over the subject of organized labor on Twitter.

• Trump backs former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling in his bid to run for Congress.

Entertainment
• Tickets to the first BravoCon, featuring some of your favorite housewives, sold out in less than a minute when tickets went on sale Tuesday.

• CBS has reached an agreement to acquire Viacom after days of marathon negotiating sessions.

Buzzing Back

• In 2003 a blackout hits Northeast United States.  Estimated loss…over $500 million.

• In 1983 movie & TV actress Mila Kunis is born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.  She gained recognition for her role in this 1998 Fox comedy series.

Opinion
• A columnist from the Times attempts to understand the religious hunger of the radical right and other extremists.

• The Washington Post encouraged Chinese leaders to discuss the demands from the Hong Kong protests or face political consequences.

In the Blogs
• The Bushwick Food Cooperative is seeking donations to help reopenfollowing a devastating fire.

• Greenpoint residents and visitors sure looked mighty fashionable this past weekend.

Trending in New York
• #PoseFX
• #Bachelorinparadise
• #1619project
• Child Victims Act
• Emilia Clarke

Scoreboard
• The Mets (61-58) fell to the Atlanta Braves, 5-3. They face each other tonight at 7:20 p.m.

• The Yankees (80-41) defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 8-3. They play again at 1:05 p.m.

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CityParks Foundation SummerStage  Sun Aug 18th 5pm  La Sonora Poncena, Jse “El Canario” Alberto, DJ Lucho, DJ C. Devone.  Free!  Ford Amphitheatre, 3052 West 21st Street, Coney Island
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Real Estate
• Work on the facade of the 720-foot tall Brooklyn Point building is wrapping upin Downtown Brooklyn.

• For Sale – 63 S 4th Street, Williamsburg – Four family brick – property is currently vacant and gutted out.  Approved plans for a triplex owner unit + 2 rentals on top are available upon request.  $2.250M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Rent – 223 4th Avenue, Unit 2E1, Park Slope – 1BR apt w/ home office, landscaped roof deck, media room, bike storage, virtual doorman.  No pets.  $3,850/month. Nooklyn Rentals. 917-945-2782

• Sold – Williamsburg – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,900-square-foot multi-family home at 50 Devoe St. for $806,000. Zillow

Business News
• Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has unveiled a new set of Spectacles which will hit stores this November for $380.

• Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte has a $100 million plan to create another entertainment phenomenon.

Events
Sunset Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family health centers help kick off a healthy back to school season. Martin Luther Playground, Second Avenue between 55th and 56th Streets• West Midwood – 6 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attends the Pakistan American Law Enforcement Society flag raising ceremony and barbecue. Coney Island Avenue and Avenue H

Sunset Park – 6 p.m. – State Senators Julia Salazar and Andrew Gounardes, Rep. Max Rose, and Comptroller Scott Stringer speak at the opening of a photo exhibit highlighting the human cost of the Saudi-led, U.S. supported war in Yemen. Widdi Hall, 5602 Sixth Ave

Bushwick – 6 p.m. – Patty Cake theater presents Donkey Jote.  Highland Park, Elton Street & Jamaica Avenue

Downtown – 6:30 p.m. – Three Days of the Condor.  Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street

Gowanus - 7:30 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Casino Royale. Parklife, 636 Degraw Street

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August 14th, 2019 at 8:59 am

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Morning Buzz: Man stabbed in back in Canarsie pharmacy, Cuomo’s little bro flies into rage after man calls him ‘Fredo’

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Tuesday, August 13

Weather
• A chance of scattered thunderstorms with a high of 79 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Canadian men who were on the run across Canada for days and are suspected of killing three committed suicide.

• Kashmir is still on lockdown under Indian control for the ninth day. It is expected to continue until India’s independence day.

• The feds may be targeting Jeffrey Epstein’s gal pal Ghislaine Maxwell in their widening investigation into sex trafficking.

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Preserving Summer: Pressed Flowers  Tues Aug 13th 6:30-8:30 pm Learn how to press flowers and use them to create a simple framed botanical print.  $35  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights
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Brooklyn News
• A man was stabbed in the back during an attempted robbery in a Canarsie pharmacy.

• A man is wanted for stealing a necklace and bracelet from a woman at a Nevins Street subway station.

• Cops are trying to charge the sports car-driving teen that crashed and killed a cyclist, but the state’s laws make a criminal case difficult.

Politics
• President Trump is expected to start promoting turning natural gas into plastics at a stop in Pennsylvania.

• Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has left the campaign trail for two weeks in order to partake in active duty training.

Entertainment
• Chris Cuomo, the governor’s little bro, was caught on video flying into a rageafter a man calls him “Fredo.”

Because someone might care…viral sensation “Bagel Boss Guy” will fight Lenny Dykstra in Atlantic City in September.

Buzzing Back

• In 1995, Yankee legend Mickey Mantle dies of liver cancer at the age of 63.

• In 1899, director Alfred Hitchcock is born in London. Known for his brief cameos, he made an appearance in every one of his 50-plus films.

Opinion
• The Post says that Jeffrey Epstein’s case shows how if you’re rich and powerful, you can get help every step of the way, even if you are a sexual predator.

• The Times says not to expect an honest answer from Putin’s government on what happened at Russia’s missile test site.

In the Blogs
• A Brooklyn author is writing custom-made poetry for Park Slope residents then performing it on the spot.

• Sheepshead Bay’s waterfront restaurant il Fornetto is getting ready to celebrate 20 years of operation.

Trending in New York
• Fredo
#AskCHUNGHA
• #TuesdayhThoughts
#LeftHandersDay
#100MostHandsomeFaces2019
• #TheOAisReal

Scoreboard
• The Mets (61-57) will take the field against the Braves in Atlanta tonight at 7:20 p.m.

• The Yankees (79-41) topped Orioles, 11-8. The teams meet again in the Bronx at 7:05 p.m.

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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am  Thurs Aug 15th 7-9pm  Honor the life and work of legendary storyteller and Nobel prize–winner Toni Morrison with a screening of Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.  Event is Free – please RSVP.  Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Prospect Heights
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Real Estate
• According to new reports, real estate prices in Sheepshead Bay are suffering.

• For Sale – 60 N3rd St, Williamsburg – Prime retail/residential development opportunity in prime location.  Three family home w/ 4 levels of living space.  $3.499M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• For Rent – 496 Central Ave, Unit #2, Bushwick – Sunlit 2BR apt w/ hardwood floors, high ceilings, 2 BRs, 1 bath, washer/dryer in unit, open concept LR, modern kitchen w/ SS appliances.  No pets.  $2,450/month. Nooklyn Rentals. 661-313-2772

• Sold – Bensonhurst – A four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom, 1,224-square-foot brick home located at 1564 64th St. sold for $995,000. Zillow. 

Technology
• The Equifax data breach payout will most likely result in each person getting 25 cents rather than $125.

• Facebook is working on a dark mode version of its Android app.

Events
• Sunset Park – 11 a.m. – Brooklyn Grange opens city largest rooftop farm. 850 3rd Ave.

• Downtown – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Live Financially Clean presentation. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Prospect Heights – 6:30 p.m. – Preserving Summer: Pressed Flowers.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Bed-Stuy – 7 p.m. – 81st Precinct Community Council Meeting. Bed-Stuy Multi-Service Center, 1958 Fulton St.

Sunset Park – 7:30 p.m. – 72nd Precinct Community Council Meeting. 4520 4th Ave.

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August 13th, 2019 at 9:05 am

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Morning Buzz: Cyclist dies after teen driver runs red light, Two men wanted for Bed-Stuy shooting

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Monday, August 12
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Eid Al-Adha. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 87 degrees.

Top Stories
• The NYC medical examiner has completed the autopsy of Jeffrey Epstein’sbody, but the cause of death is still pending.

• Two Americans who won medals in the Pan American Games protested social injustices on the medal stand.

• A judge has halted the city’s plan to ban private cars on 14th Street in a last-minute appeal.

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Grand Street Restaurant Week Aug 12th– 25th Grand Street BID is hosting its fifth annual Restaurant Week. For a list of participating restaurants, click the link here.
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Brooklyn News
• A teen driver who blew a red light in Midwood caused a chain reaction car crash that killed yet another cyclist.

• Police are looking for two men involved in a Bed-Stuy shooting that left a 30-year-old man in critical condition.

• A 45-year-old construction worker was hospitalized after falling 15 feet down a shaft at a Coney Island site.

Politics
• Rivals challenging New York Democrats say the incumbents are calling for Trump’s impeachment to boost their own popularity.

• Brooklyn BP Eric Adams has been using a nonprofit to raise money from donors with business before the city.

Entertainment
• Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth broke up after less than a year of marriage.

Weekend Box Office
• Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw: $25 million
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: $20.8 million
The Lion King (2019): $20 million
Dora and the Lost City of Gold: $17 million
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: $11 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2014, actress Lauren Bacall dies. She rose to fame for her role in this 1944 movie.

• In 1975, actor Casey Affleck is born in Falmouth, MA. He won an Academy Award for his starring role in this 2016 movie.

Opinion
• Harry Siegel writes in the Daily News that Trump’s rhetoric has deadly consequences.

• The Post says New York is stepping up its war on cars.

In the Blogs
• Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights has been named the greenest commercial block in Brooklyn.

• Bushniwa in Bushwick serves sushi with fish flown in from a Japanese market.

Trending in New York
• #SummerSlam
Simone Biles
#90DayFiance
Trish
Bray Wyatt

Scoreboard
• The Mets (61-57) winning streak snapped after a loss to the Nationals, 7-4.

• The Yankees (77-41) blanked the Toronto Blue Jays, 1-0. They host the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium for a double header, first at 1:05 p.m. and again at 7:05 p.m.

• Stephen Tarpley is the 27th Yankee to land on the IL this year.

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The Australian Pink Floyd Show Sat Aug 17th 7pm All That You Love 2019 World Tour. Tickets. Ford Amphitheatre, 3052 West 21st St., Coney Island.
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Real Estate
• Brooklyn tenants are claiming Renaissance Realty inflated their rent, skirting 421-a rules.

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

• For Rent – 73 Pineapple Street, Unit 2R, Brooklyn Heights – 1BR, 1 bath apt w/ pvt balcony, great closet space, near all.  Pets upon approval.  $2,550/month. Nooklyn Rentals  646-770-2725

• Sold – Dyker Heights – A five-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,000-square-foot house at 1022 71st Street for $1.22 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday evening, a suspect entered Saint Sylvester Church in Cypress Hills through an unlocked rear window. Once inside, he removed a church collection box that contained an undetermined amount of money. The suspect fled the location in an unknown direction.

Events
• Prospect Heights – 10 a.m. – Elected officials, civic leaders and advocates urge governor to withhold approval of new development rights at Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park. Carlton Ave. and Atlantic Ave.

Bushwick – 7:30 to 10 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Aquaman. Highland Park, Elton St. & Jamaica Ave.

Williamsburg – 8:30 p.m. – Free Rooftop Movies: Labyrinth. Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave.

Ditmas Park – 9 to Midnight – Star Sign Party: LEO. Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd.

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August 12th, 2019 at 2:08 pm

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Morning Buzz: Brooklyn DA declines to prosecute rape suspect, MTA workers save woman on tracks

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Friday, August 9

Weather
• Mostly sunny all weekend, with a high of 85 degrees today, 84 tomorrow and 83 degrees on Sunday.

Top Stories
• ICE rounded up 680 undocumented workers in a massive sweep in Mississippi, leaving families searching for answers.

• Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is suing the Justice Department over his firing, blaming Trump directly.

• New York has approved a new entertainment complex near Belmont Park, bringing the Islanders back to Long Island.

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Brooklyn News
• The Brooklyn DA’s office has declined to prosecute a man cops said raped a woman in East New York.

• Two MTA workers were credited with saving a woman on the subway tracks at the Newkirk Plaza station.

• Police have arrested suspects who were seen on video robbing a Sunset Parkmosque.

Politics
• An aide to a Brooklyn assemblyman was busted for allegedly stealing $80,000 from a campaign account.

• AOC asked a Brooklyn judge to toss a lawsuit by former Assemblyman Dov Hikind after she blocked him on Twitter.

Entertainment
• Mike Posner was recently airlifted to a hospital after getting bit by a rattlesnake.

• Cuba Gooding Jr. has to stand trial over groping allegations.

Buzzing Back

• In 1995, 53-year-old Jerry Garcia, leader of The Grateful Dead, dies. The official cause was a heart attack brought on by hardening of the arteries.

• In 1944, actor Sam Elliot is born in Sacramento. In 1984, he married this actress, who won an Oscar nomination for her role in this 1969 movie.

Opinion
• The Times says the SoulCycle boycott may make democracy better if Americans learn more about who funds campaigns.

• The Queens Ledger says the MTA should extend protective netting to the rest of the N/W line in Astoria.

In the Blogs
• Get ready! Grand Street Restaurant Week will run this summer from August 12 to 25.

• Brooklyn band UV Rays has dropped a new EP called “The Right Stuff.”

Trending in New York
• #HotGirlSummer
Daniel Jones
Tommy Lee
Port of Miami 2
#FreeMeek

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (76-39) extended their winning streak after routing the Blue Jays, 12-6.

• The Yankees will play in the MLB’s “Field of Dreams” game in Iowa in 2020.

• The Giants topped the Jets in the first preseason game, 31-22. Both Daniel Jones and Sam Darnold had impressive outings.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets (59-56) host the Washington Nationals. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees are in Toronto to face the Blue Jays at 7:07 pm.
Saturday
• The Mets welcome the Nationals to Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers take on the Blue Jays in Toronto at 3:07 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets wrap up a crucial series against the Nationals at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their four-game series in Toronto. First pitch is at 1:07 p.m.

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Suicideboys: The Grey Day Tour Fri Aug 9th 5pm With special guests Turnstile, City Morgue, GERM, Night Lovell, Trash Talk. Tickets. Ford Amphitheatre, 3052 West 21st St., Coney Island.
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Real Estate
• Digital music distributor TuneCore is expanding its offices in Dumbo.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 10th 2-3:30pm. 21 Conselyea Street, Williamsburg – Renovated two family – 1st flr is a 1 BR/ 1 bath apt, LR/DR combo, EIK.  2nd flr is a 3 BR/ 1 bath apt w/ LR, EIK w/ SS appliances.  Basement has 2 entrances, BR/LR space, 1.5 bath.  $2.019M. Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 11th 3-4:30pm. 137 Beadel Street, Greenpoint – Two family brick on 3 levels – 5 BRs, 2 bath total.  Layout allows for flexible renovations.  $1.285M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Fort Hamilton – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 750-square-foot co-op at 9040 Fort Hamilton Parkway for $300,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Em Vietnamese Bistro, a critically-acclaimed restaurant, is expanding to Dumbo.

• Don’t miss these six Bushwick happy hours perfect for summer afternoons.

Restaurant ABC’s – Bushwick
Grade A – Kuma NYC, 1520 Myrtle Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade B – Darling’s, 242 Himrod St. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Hand-washing facility not near food prep area.
Grade C – Looking Glass, 1087 Broadway – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Evidence of rats, Evidence of mice, Food not protected from potential contamination, Food contact surface not properly washed.

Events
• Flatbush – 11:30 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams stands with family of Dwayne Jeune, who was shot and killed by NYPD in 2017. 1370 New York Ave.

Coney Island – 5 p.m. – Suicide Boys: The Grey Day Tour. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st St.

Prospect Heights – 7:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival – What’s Going On? Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West & 9th St.

Prospect Park – 7:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Soul Train. LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Dr.

Gowanus – 8 p.m. – Cruel Summer Dance Party. The Bell House, 149 7th St.

Greenpoint – 8 p.m. – SummerStarz 2019: How to Train Your Dragon – The Hidden World. Transmitter Park, Greenpoint Ave. & East River Waterfront.

Coney Island – 9:30 p.m. – Friday Night Fireworks between W10th Street & W15th Street boardwalk.

Saturday
Greenpoint - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Fear the Riff Guitar Expo.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
Fort Greene – 11 a.m to 1 p.m. – Walt Whitman Walking Tour of Fort Greene Park.  Fort Greene Visitors Center, Willoughby Avenue & Washington Park
Greenwood Heights – 2 to 5 p.m. – Dead Distillers Trolley Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Coney Island – 5 p.m. – The Museum of Interesting Things: 3D VHS Movie Festival.  Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Avenue
Prospect Park – 7:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival – Closing Night w/ Bomba Estereo and Delsonido.  Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West & 9th Street
Industry City – 8 p.m. – CityFarm presents Summer Series: More Life – Drake Night.  Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th Street
Fort Greene – 9:30 p.m. – Desperately Seeking Susan.  Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Avenue @ Ashland Place

Sunday
• Fort Greene – 11 a.m to 1 p.m. – Walt Whitman Walking Tour of Fort Greene Park.  Fort Greene Visitors Center, Willoughby Avenue & Washington Park
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Phish for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
• Industry City – Noon to 7 p.m. – CityFarm presents Summer Series: Summer of Lot.  Industry City Courtyard 1-2, 238 36th Street
Park Slope – 3 to 7 p.m. – Park Slope 5th Avenue BID Summer Block Party.  5th Avenue btwn 11th & 13th Streets
Coney Island – 6 p.m. – One Africa Music Festival. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st Street
Fort Greene – 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie Screening: Step Up.  Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton Street.

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August 9th, 2019 at 8:57 am

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Morning Buzz: Self-driving cars debut at Brooklyn Navy Yard, FBI launches domestic terror probe into Gilroy shooting

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Wednesday, August 7

Weather
• Thunderstorms today with a high of 85 degrees.

Top Stories
• The FBI has launched a domestic terror probe into the Gilroy Garlic Festivalshooting.

• Queens district attorney candidate Tiffany Cabán conceded the Democratic race on Tuesday night, officially marking Melinda Katz’s slim victory.

• Lawyers claim that the Boy Scouts of America are covering up a “pedophile epidemic” and have found nearly 800 unreported sexual abuse cases.

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Fear the Riff Guitar Expo  Sat Aug 10th 10am-6pm  Experience over 60 booths featuring innovative effects, handcrafted guitars and tone sculpting amplifiers. Attendees can demo gear and even purchase products on-site direct from manufacturers.  Tickets Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street, Greenpoint
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Brooklyn News
• A bus driver and matron are facing charges of child endangerment after a four-year-old was found wandering the streets of Brooklyn on Monday.

• Self-driving cars debuted at the Brooklyn Navy Yard but they’ll only be used as a shuttle service on a 1.1-mile loop.

• A Brooklyn mom recounted both the sudden disappearance of her one-year-old when a thief stole her SUV with the baby still inside and her joy when she was reunited with him.

Politics
• Trump and the RNC filed lawsuits against a new law that would bar Trump from appearing on California’s primary ballot next year if he declines to disclosehis tax returns.

• Mitch McConnell’s campaign has no problem with disturbing pictures campaign supporters took with a cardboard cut-out of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Entertainment
• Alicia Silverstone and Mark Feuerstein are joining the upcoming live-action reboot of “The Baby-Sitters Club” at Netflix.

• FX has renewed “Atlanta” for its fourth season.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971 after having half-a-dozen Top 20 hits in the US, The Bee Gees finally scored their first Billboard number one with this song.

• In 1975 movie actress Charlize Theron is born in Benoni, South Africa. She won an Academy Award for her role as a disturbed murder in this 2003 film.

Opinion
• The Daily News honored author Toni Morrison and her impressive body of work.

• The Post argued that the acts of the El Paso shooter could not be related to Trump’s words and actions at all.

In the Blogs
• After nearly a decade in Greenpoint, wellness center [email protected] is launching a new retail space.

• Bushwick art space El Sóntano has closed its doors due to skyrocketing rent.

Trending in New York
• Tucker Carlson
• #HomeAlone
• #Boycottborderlands3
• Cyntoia Brown
• Grand Island

Scoreboard
• The Mets (58-56) cruised to a 5-0 victory over the Miami Marlins. The two teams face off at 12:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (74-39) crushed the Baltimore Orioles, 9-4. They play again tonight at 7:05 p.m.

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Cruel Summer Dance Party  Fri Aug 9th 8pm Into the Groove All Night Dance party – Spinning the best from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s.  The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Gowanus
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Real Estate
• Critics can’t stop Amazon’s plan for potential warehouse locations in Maspeth or Industry City. The company may also open a new distribution center in southern Brooklyn, the Bronx or Staten Island.

• For Sale – 21 Conselyea Street, Williamsburg – Renovated two family home – 1st flr is a 1BR/1 bath apt w/ LR/DR combo, EIK.  2nd flr is a 3 BR/1 full bath apt w/ LR, EIK w/ SS appliances,.  Basement has 2 entrances, BR/LR space, 1.5 bath.  $2.019M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Williamsburg - Gut renovated 2 BR, 2 bath apt features King and Queen sized BRs, kitchen w/ SS appliances including dishwasher and microwave.  Shared use of backyard.  Close to all.  $2,299/month. Carollo Rentals 917-780-6142

• Sold – Crown Heights – A six-bedroom, five-bathroom, 3,884-square-foot two-family home at 1182 Dean St. for $1,500,000. Zillow

Business News
• In wake of the deadly shootings, Walmart is planning a security review but will continue to sell guns.

• Barneys New York has filed for bankruptcy protection and closed most of it’s stores.

Events
Borough Park – 11 a.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams conducts a sanitation walk-through with local elected officials. 45th Street and 13th Avenue

Cypress Hills – 12:30 p.m. – Adams delivers remarks at a healthy eating discussion for diabetes patients hosted by Healthcare Choices. 179 Jamaica Ave.

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August 7th, 2019 at 9:35 am

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Morning Buzz: Stolen car found with infant safe inside, Two countries issue travel warnings against the US

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Tuesday, August 6

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• North Korea is funding missiles tests through cyberattacks, according to a new report by the UN.

• Venezuela and Uruguay have issued travel warnings against the US as a result of the two mass shootings over the weekend.

• Authorities continue to determine a motive in the two mass shootings that have resulted in the death of 31 people.

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Annual Night Out Against Crime  Tues Aug 6th  Annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships . Find your park here.
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Brooklyn News
• Attorney General Tish James expressed their anger over the lack of gun control at Grand Army Plaza last night.

• The NYPD is still searching for the masked suspects in a quadruple shooting over the weekend.

• A stolen vehicle with a one-year-old boy in it was found with the child safe by a neighbor in Crown Heights.

Politics
• The Justice Department is considering making mass shootings a capital crime.

• President Donald Trump has frozen all of the Venezuelan government’s assets as tensions rise with Nicolás Maduro.

Entertainment
• R. Kelly has been hit with more sex crime charges in the state of Minnesota.

Kim Kardashian has launched a new makeup collection that pays tribute to 90’s “it” girls.

Buzzing Back

• In 1945, an American bomber drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

• In 1911, actress Lucille Ball is born in Jamestown, New York. From 1933 to 1989, she appeared in over 80 films.

Opinion
• The Post says that Trump’s speech is a good start, but this country has a long way to go when it comes to gun reform.

• The Times says not to trust anyone online as it remains a swamp of hate that can lead to violence.

In the Blogs
• Two beer festivals, Beers Without Beards and Tap + Cork Brooklyn Beer & Wine Festival, are heading to the borough next weekend.

• From a groovy dance class to a drop-in improv class, here is a list of cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week.

Trending in New York
• #feralhogs
• Goldberg
• #TuesdayThoughts
• #TuesdayMotivation 
#In1000YearsOrSo

Scoreboard
• The Mets (57-56) swept a double-header against the Marlins yesterday. The teams meet again today at 7:10 p.m. in  Flushing.

• The Yankees (73-39) topped the Orioles, 9-6. They play again tonight in Baltimore at 7:05 p.m.

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Seasonal Skies: Summer Stars and Planets Tues Aug 6 7:30-9:30pm Learn to identify the bright stars, planets and constellations. $31 Enroll here. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
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Real Estate
• From a brick row house in a Bay Ridge to a compact co-op in Park Slope, here are Brooklyn’s most popular real estate listings this week.

• For Sale –  176 Skillman Avenue, Williamsburg – Six family home offers 6 1BR apts – 8 BRs, 6 bath total.  Full partially finished basement, generous pvt yard.  $2.4M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• For Rent – Bed-Stuy – Duplex apt features LR/DR, EIK, 2 BRs, 1 full bath.  Hardwood floors throughout, access to backyard, ample street pkg. Heat/gas/electric included.  $2,400/month Carollo Rentals 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Homecrest – A 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, 578-square-foot apartment located at 2016 E 15th St. sold for $410,000. Zillow. 

Technology
• Apple launches their Apple Card to select users today.

• From Capital One to Facebook, here are all of the major data breaches so far.

Events
Brooklyn – Various Times/Locations. National Night Out Against Crime.  Find your park here. 

Williamsburg - 10 a.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers remarks at Shema Kolainu Legislative Breakfast. Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe Ave.

• Marine Park – 11 a.m – Borough President Eric Adams and Young Airmans Association announce program to teach inner-city youth to become pilots. Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Ave.

• Brighton Beach – 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Brighton Beach Networking Event. Total Body Works Medical, 360 Neptune Ave., 6th Floor.

• Fort Greene – 4 p.m. – Stringer speaks at 88th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime. Fort Greene Park, DeKalb Ave. & Washington Park

• Bed-Stuy – 4:45 p.m. – Stringer speaks at 79th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime. Restoration Plaza, Fulton St. & New York Ave.

• Crown Heights – 5:15 p.m. – Stringer speaks at 77th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime. Brower Park, Park Place & Kingston Ave.

Downtown – 6 to 8 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough Board Meeting. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Prospect Park South – 6:45 p.m. – Stringer speaks at 70th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime. Parade Grounds, Argyle Rd. & Caton Ave.

Prospect Park – 7:30 p.m. – Mac DeMarco Benefit Concert with Special Gusts for BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. Prospect Park Bandshell.

• Bay Ridge – 7:30 p.m. – Stringer speaks at 68th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime. Shore Rd. & 79th St.

Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Ambush Comedy Show. Two Boots Pizza, 558 Driggs Ave.

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August 6th, 2019 at 8:45 am

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