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Morning Buzz: Owner of pit bull who attacked straphanger arrested, Protest against Brooklyn NRA fundraiser

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Friday, April 27

• Rain, and possibly thunder, all day. High of 58 degrees. Partly cloudy on Saturday with showers in the evening. High of 63. Sunday will be mostly cloudy and cooler, with a high of 54 degrees.

Top Stories
• Bill Cosby was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, and is likely headed to prison at age 80.

• North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un crossed the DMZ for historic talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

• Two women have accused veteran NBC journalist and anchor Tom Brokaw of making unwanted advances toward them.

Sakura Matsuri  Sat Apr 28th & Sun Apr 29th  10am-6pm  Sakura Matsuri, the Garden’s annual celebration of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture, offers over 60 events and performances during a two-day festival.  Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 990 Washington Avenue, Prospect Park

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Brooklyn News
• Police have arrested the Brooklyn owner of the pit bull that attacked a subway rider, and charged him with assault and reckless endangerment.

• Protesters rallied against an NRA fundraiser in Dyker Heights, while attendees defended their right to be attend.

• Governor Cuomo touted $1.4 billion in state projects in Brooklyn, including new housing, playgrounds and even a new waterfront park.

• Radio host and Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa is mulling a gubernatorial bid as the Reform Party candidate. Meanwhile, meet the GOP’s apparent nominee.

• The U.S. Senate has confirmed Mike Pompeo as the new Secretary of State.

• Cardi B’s former manager is suing the artist for $10 million after being sidelined.

• SNL’s Colin Jost and Michael Che will host the Emmys this year.

Buzzing Back

• In 1997 Andrew Cunanan begins his killing spree.  In July of that year he reached his “celebrity stardom” when he killed this famous designer outside his South Beach, Miami mansion.

• In 1932 radio personality Casey Kasem is born in Detroit, Michigan. On July 4th, 1970 this music radio program premiered bringing him national fame.

• The Daily News says the Bill Cosby trials reveals that the criminal justice system still protects sexual predators.

• The Post says de Blasio’s answer about sexual harassment culture at the DOE leaves a lot to be desired.

In the Blogs
• Take part in a table tennis clinic at the McCarren Play Center in preparationfor the 2018 Senior Games.

• The XY Chromosome Project is opening at the Court Tree Gallery in Carroll Gardens next month.

Trending in New York
• Patriots
• Sam Darnold
• Calvin Ridley
• #DragRace
• Sony Michel

• The Yankees (15-9), powered by a walk-off home run by Gary Sanchez, came back to sweep the Twins, 4-3.

• The Mets (15-8) fell to the Cardinals in 13 innings, 4-3.

• The Giants selected running back Saquon Barkley with the second pick, while the Jets picked their future quarterback in Sam Darnold.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Yankees begin a three-game series with the Angels in Los Angeles. First pitch at 10:07 p.m.
• The Mets head to San Diego for a three-game series with the Padres at 10:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers face the Angels on the road at 9:07 p.m.
• The Amazins’ take on the Padres in San Diego. First pitch at 8:40 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their series with the Angels at 8:08 p.m.
• The Mets complete their road trip against the Padres at 4:10 p.m.

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Dreamland Roller Disco  Fri Apr 27th 8pm  Madonna vs. Britney Spears. We encourage guests to dress in costume!  Guests must be 21+, valid ID required.  Tickets  LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Drive, Prospect Park

Real Estate
• Rents along nearly half of Brooklyn’s major retail corridors took a dive over the winter, according to a new report.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 29th 1:30-3pm  55 S5th Street, Williamsburg  Brick 4 family Townhouse w/ backyard.  Four large 1BR units; one on each floor.  Buildable 1,000 s/f backyard.  Asking $3,250,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 29th 11am-12:30pm  794 Hart Street, Unit 1B, Bushwick  2 BR condo features 2.5 baths, pvt yard, parking & storage space, walk-in closet, furnished roof deck, central a/c & heat, dishwasher, washer/dryer hookup.  Asking $950,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-782-4411

• Sold – Bay Ridge – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000-square-foot co-op at 7201 4th Avenue for $475,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Here are some of the best Brooklyn restaurants for a splurge meal.

• Some of New York City’s most anticipated spring and summer openings are in Brooklyn.

Restaurant ABC’s – New Lots
Grade A – Rico Chimi Brooklyn, 2928 Atlantic Ave. – Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Caoba Brooklyn Bistro100 Jamaica Ave. – Evidence of mice.
Grade C – China Tastes627 Sutter Ave. – Evidence of mice, Live roaches, Food not protected from potential contamination.

• Coney Island – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Alliance for Coney Island hosts second round of screening events ahead of summer season. MCU Stadium, 1904 Surf Ave.

• Prospect Park – 8 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Madonna vs Britney.  LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Drive

• Various Times/Locations in Brooklyn - Spring Tree Giveaway.
• Prospect Park – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Sakura Matsuri.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue
• Greenwood Heights – 3 to 5 p.m. – Secrets in Stone.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
• Flatbush – 3:30  & 8 p.m. – Set If Off – Live on Stage.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave
• Manhattan Beach – 8 p.m. – Made in Brooklyn…Bound for Broadway.  One Stage & Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.
• Prospect Park – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Sakura Matsuri.    Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue
• Flatbush – 3:30 p.m. – Set If Off – Live on Stage.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

Written by BKTicker

April 27th, 2018 at 3:55 pm

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