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Friday, April 6
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Orthodox Good Friday. Meters are in effect.

• Rainy with a high of 56 degrees. Cloudy on Saturday with a high of 44. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a high of 45.

Top Stories
• The mother of Saheed Vassell criticized the NYPD for their “unjustified” shooting as hundreds mourned his death at a Brooklyn vigil.

• China vowed to fight the U.S. “at any cost” after Trump proposed another $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, escalating a possible trade war.

• MMA fighter Conor McGregor turned himself in to police after an altercation in which he threw a metal barricade at a bus.

The Wolf of Wall Street Drink-Along  Sat Apr 7th 8:15pm  Each ticket includes 4 drink courses so you can party like you’ve never even heard the word “recession.”  $50 Videology, 308 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg

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Brooklyn News
• The park coming to the Domino Sugar redevelopment site will feature artifacts from the Williamsburg landmark.

• The mob threatened a Brooklyn doctor to write prescriptions for 230,000 Oxycodone pills, according to prosecutors.

• Riders, neighbors and officials are beginning the one-year countdown to the L train shutdown.

• Even though the mayor isn’t there yet, First Lady Chirlane McCray says she supports legalizing marijuana.

• Challengers to the former IDC state senators are forging ahead with their races despite the group’s disbandment.

• Lorde apologized for her “poorly chosen” reference to Whitney Houston’s death in a bathtub in a now-deleted Instagram post.

• Amazon’s “Lord of the Rings” series will be five seasons and could cost up to $1 billion.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971  The Rolling Stones release this song, the first single on their own label, which introduces their infamous logo designed by John Pasche.

• In 1969 actor Paul Rudd is born in Passaic, New Jersey. In 1995, his made his acting debut in this horror movie.

• The Daily News says the public should see raw, unedited footage of the shooting of Saheed Vassell from different angles.

• The Post urges de Blasio not to fire the city’s top watchdog particularly because of its independence.

In the Blogs
• Historian Geoff Cobb delves into the history of gourmet food purveyor Balducci’s beginnings in Greenpoint.

• Here is a list of Brooklyn sports camps where young athletes can hone their skills.

Trending in New York
• #InvasionOfPrivacy
• #Scandal
• The Monster
• Anna Wintour
• #CriticalRole

• The Islanders (34-37-10) topped the rival Rangers (34-38-9), 2-1.

• The Nets (26-53) beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 119-111.

• The Mets (5-1) are off to a hot start, crushing the Washington Nationals, 8-2.

• The Yankees (4-3) fell to the Baltimore Orioles, 5-2.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Knicks (27-51) host the Miami Heat at 7:30 p.m.
• The Yankees continue their home stand against the O’s at 7:05 p.m.
• The Rangers finish their season on the road against the Philadelphia Flyers at 3 p.m.
• The Islanders travel to Detroit to take on the Red Wings at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks welcome the Milwaukee Bucks to MSG at 7:30 p.m.
• The Nets head to Chicago to play the Bulls. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
• The Mets take on the Nationals on the road. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Orioles for a 1:05 p.m. matinee.
• The Mets conclude their series with the Nats at 8:08 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their four-game series with the Orioles at 1:05 p.m.

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Prospect Park Opening Weekend  Sat Apr 7th & Sun Apr 8th Kick off the start of spring with a full weekend of special events and activities! Free-Pls Register.  Prospect Park

Real Estate
• Time Our Market in Dumbo was Brooklyn’s biggest retail lease in March at 21,000 square feet.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 8th 3:30-4:30pm  243 Devoe Street, Williamsburg  Renovated 6 family home features 12 BRs, 6 bath total.  Each unit has 2 BRs in great condition.  High end details & finishes.  Large yard & basement.  Asking $2,449,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Sale – 3845 Shore Parkway, Unit 1M, Sheepshead Bay  Studio co-op features large LR, kitchen, full bath.  Located near all!  Asking $156,750  Carollo Real Estate  718-747-7747

• Sold – Bergen Beach – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,998-square-foot house at 2371 East 70th Street for $675,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Here are the hottest restaurants in Brooklyn for April 2018.

• Eater recommends Archie’s in Bushwick, which boasts Connecticut-style pizza and excellent pepperoni and vegetable pies.

Restaurant ABC’s – Homecrest
Grade A – Chateau De Capitaine, 2570 Coney Island Ave. – Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade B – Pio Pio Brooklyn, 282 Kings Hwy. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade C – Retro Grill, 2556 Coney Island Ave. – Filth flies.

• Prospect Heights – 11 a.m. – Success Academy students gather for “Slam the Exam” academic pep rally. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

• Bushwick – 3 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James speaks at announcement on the murder of Ebony Young. Harvey’s Funeral Home, 1504 Bushwick Ave.

• Greenwood Heights – 6 to 8 p.m. – Twilight Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street

• Flatbush – 7:30 p.m. – Joe Rogan performs.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

• Brooklyn Heights – 7:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Folk Festival.  Saint Ann’s Church, 157 Montague Street

• Williamsburg – 9 p.m. – Thelma & Louise & Wild Turkey!  Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue

• Prospect Park – 8:30 a.m. – Opening Weekend.
• Williamsburg – 11 a.m. – Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo.  National Sawdust, 80 N6th Street
• Brooklyn Heights – Noon – Brooklyn Folk Festival.  Saint Ann’s Church, 157 Montague Street
• Williamsburg – Noon – Congresswomen Nydia Velazquex and Carolyn Maloney host town hall on gun violence. MS 50, 183 South 3rd St.
• Greenpoint - Noon to 6 p.m. – The Oddities Spring Flea Market.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue
• Greenwood Heights – 6 to 8 p.m. – Twilight Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
• Williamsburg – 8:15 p.m. – The Wolf of Wall Street Drink-Along.  Videology,  308 Bedford Avenue
• Prospect Park – 8:30 a.m. – Opening Weekend.
• Dumbo – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Brooklyn Flea: Sundays in Dumbo Season Opening.  Manhattan Bridge Archway, 80 Pearl Street
• Park Slope – 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – The Bloody Mary Festival.  Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Avenue
• Greenpoint - Noon to 6 p.m. – The Oddities Spring Flea Market.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue
• Ditmas Park – 1 to 6 p.m. – Makers Market.  Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Road
• Brooklyn Heights – 2 p.m. – Brooklyn Folk Festival.  Saint Ann’s Church, 157 Montague Street.

Written by BKTicker

April 8th, 2018 at 5:15 pm

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