Briefly Noted: Everything Is Heating Up

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On Sunday, July 14, 2019, a portion of Smith Street turned into a haven for French expats and Francophiles celebrating Bastille Day with Pastis, live music, and a Pétanque tournament with a total of 85 teams competing. (Photo: Gabriele Gorden)

As if the lights going out on Broadway last Saturday was not bad enough, ConEdison is warning more blackouts are possible as the heatwave we are experiencing is expected to increase and it could feel like 110F on Saturday.

Lest you were thinking of heading to Coney Island, there are reports of more human remains found in Coney Island waters (Brooklyn Paper)

The fear of ICE raids kept many neighbors indoors this weekend. Mayor’s office is dispatching city workers across Brooklyn to inform residents of their rights.

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The Mayor was away this past weekend campaigning, and the folks at TheCity.nyc tallied up the cost to NYC taxpayers so far of Bill de Blasio’s run for President: at least $100,000. The New York Post and some local pols are calling for him to resign.

MaryEllen Elia, New York’s top education official, announced on Monday she will step down, surprising all. It is unclear who will replace her as her two deputies left earlier this year, Chalkbeat reports.

Radio Free Bay Ridge explores the origins of Bay Ridge’s burgeoning art gallery movement, and takes a peek behind the scenes of how a show is put together.

Sunday saw the celebration of the 116th annual Giglio feast in Williamsburg, and PIX11 was there.

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