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Thursday, April 5

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Orthodox Holy Thursday. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 36 degrees.

Top Stories
• Don’t put those boots away just yet! More Arctic weather is headed our waywith a wintry mix of snow and rains predicted to start Friday night.

• Cops shot and killed a black man in Crown Heights who was walking the streets holding a metal pipe that looked like a gun.

• Delta Airlines says some of its customers’ payment information was stolen in a cyberattack.

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Twilight Tour  Fri Apr 6th & Sat Apr 7th   6-8pm This not-to-be-missed walking tour ends with a visit to the Catacombs, which are normally closed to the public. $25  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Greenwood Heights
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Brooklyn News
• The father of the man fatally shot in Crown Heights disputes the narrative of events as told by officers. Residents are planning a protest today.

• The woman mowed down by the same driver who hit two kids in Park Slopesays she’s proof the accident could have been avoided.

• A Brooklyn assemblywoman made a 50-minute rant at a board meeting, which included blaming Jews for gentrifying Crown Heights and Flatbush.

Politics
• A former de Blasio fundraiser was hit with a new indictment in federal court yesterday.

• Cynthia Nixon continues to hammer at Governor Andrew Cuomo, this time about the quality of water in upstate cities.

Entertainment
• Rudy Giuliani’s third wife has filed for divorce after 15 years of marriage. The two started having an affair while Giuliani was still mayor of NYC.

• Blake Lively reaction! “The Gossip Girl” star is furious after pictures of her daughter, taken outside Martha Stewart’s Easter bash, ended up online.

Buzzing Back

• In 1994, Kurt Cobain commits suicide by shooting himself at his home in Seattle.

• In 1973, pop singer Pharrel Williams is born in Virginia Beach.  He was nominated for an Academy Award in 2014 for this song for this movie.

Opinion
• The New York Times calls President Donald Trump’s plan to send troops to the southern border “irrational” and rooted in xenophobia.

• The Post takes a closer look at Cuomo’s “Trumpian” claim that he is the best governor ever.

In the Blogs
• According to Brokelyn, the 10 Most Haunted Sites in the borough include the Gowanus Whole Foods and an abandoned Gravesend townhouse.

• A Bushwick councilman wants the city to show a little bit of leniency in its crack down on e-bikes.

Trending in New York
• #SaheedVassell
• Fixer Upper
• #RBNY
• #HealTheWorldIn5Words
• Salman Khan

Scoreboard
• The Mets topped the Phillies, 4-2, in the first-ever Facebook Live game. New York (4-1) is in Washington to take on the Nationals. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.

• The Yankees beat Tampa Bay, 7-2. The Bombers (4-2) start a series in Baltimore at 6:35 p.m.

• The Brooklyn Nets (25-53) are in Milwaukee for an 8 p.m. meeting with the Bucks.

• The Rangers (34-37-9) and Islanders (33-37-10) skate in Brooklyn. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• A Post columnist writes the rest of the MLB was put on notice after Sanchez, Judge and Stanton all went deep yesterday.

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Dirty Thursday: 90s Night  Thurs Apr 5th   10pm  The best of the 90’s all mixed up. from old-school hits to regrettable fashion choices to fads that have come and gone. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Bushwick
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Real Estate
• A realtor in explains in the Greenpoint Star why you can’t trust estimates from online realty sites like Zillow.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 8th 1:30-3pm  55 S5th Street, Williamsburg  Charming 4 family brick features 4 large one BR units on each floor.  Each unit  is approx. 743 s/f.  Good storage & closet space, large backyard.  Asking $3,250,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Sale – 1154 Dean Street, Bed-Stuy  5,000 s/f 4 story Brownstone w/ original details.  Four fireplaces, 5 BRs, 3.5 bath.  2nd flr bath has a large jacuzzi. Asking $2,995,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-782-4411

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,244-square-foot apartment at 2068 Ocean Avenue in Midwood for $765,000.

Style & Fashion
• Whether you are into it or not, designers really want to make crazy Birkenstocks a trend.

• Meet the 74-year-old designer behind your favorite pair of jeans.

Events
• Fort Greene – 1 to 5 p.m. – Kids Week Brooklyn: Campfire Activities. Fort Greene Park Visitors Center, DeKalb Ave. & Washington Park

• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 4 p.m. – Protest outside proposed homeless shelter. 200 Linden Blvd.

• East New York – 6 p.m – Borough President Eric Adams hosts opioid overdose training worshop. New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Ave.

• Williamsburg – 8:45 p.m. – Romeo & Juliet with Rose from Verona. Videology, 308 Bedford Ave.

• Bushwick – 10 p.m. – Dirty Thursdays: 90s Night. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

Written by BKTicker

April 8th, 2018 at 4:58 pm

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