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Morning Buzz: Harvey Weinstein convicted; City considers tunnel as alternative to BQE

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Tuesday, February 25

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with occasional showers. High of 49 degrees.

Top Stories
• Harvey Weinstein was convicted on one rape and one criminal sex act, and he is now facing up to 29 years in prison. The jury found him not guilty on charges of predatory sexual assault.

• The Dow Jones plunged 1,000 points, as a rise in coronavirus cases outside China causes fear among investors.

• The MTA will buy nearly one thousand new “open gangway” subway cars that will enable riders to walk the length of the train without passing through doors.

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A Celebration of Dylan & The Dead  Tues Feb 25th 8pm  A Mardi Gras Celebration.  Hosted by Ross James, of Phil Lesh & The Terrain Family, is bringing his brand new project “Gotta Serve Somebody” to Brooklyn! Tickets  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg
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Brooklyn News
• City officials are considering building an $11 billion tunnel through Brooklyn to keep cars off a crumbling section of the BQE.

• A small fire damaged the roof and fifth floor of a historic Old Fulton Street building.

• Brooklyn mob boss John (Sonny) Franzese died at age 103.

Politics
• Pete Buttigieg’s campaign is claiming irregularities in the Nevada Democratic caucus.

• The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a dispute involving Philadelphia’s refusal to place children with an agency that bars same-sex foster parents.

Entertainment
• Pixar debuted what will be its first openly gay character, to be voiced by Lena Waithe, in the upcoming film “Onward.”

• “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty in a new criminal case connected to allegations he staged a hate crime on himself.

Buzzing Back

• In 1963 the first Beatles single is released in America featuring this song as the Side “A”, but the name of the band is misspelled “Beattles”.

• In 1971 movie actor Sean Astin is born in Santa Monica, CA.  He is best known for his portrayal of Samwise Gamgee in this movie trilogy.

Opinion
• The NY Post says the Mayor’s next bike lane will bring trouble to Sixth Avenue.

• Journalist Merrill Brown writes on CNN’s website that Bloomberg News is the nation’s most unusual large news organization.

In the Blogs
• KPISS.fm is a streaming radio station that broadcasts live from a Bushwick parking lot.

• A new Japanese restaurant offering quick bites and charcoal-grilled items has opened its doors in Greenpoint.

Trending in New York
#TheBachelor
• #BTSTakeOverNYC
• Bradley Beal
• #CNNTownHall
• #FatTuesday

Scoreboard
• The Nets (26-30) fell to the Orlando Magic, 113 to 115.

• The Knicks (17-40) lost to the Houston Rockets, 112 to 123.

• The Rangers (33-24-4) face the Islanders (35-20-6) at Nassau Coliseum. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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Mardi Gras: Brass, Sass & A**  Tues Feb 25th 9pm  Come over to the only Mardi Gras celebration in town that actually involves a parade.  The best New Orleans Style brass bad will be rocking the floor.  Free.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• The New York Department of State is considering establishing a cease-and-desist zone in East New York.

• For Sale - 275 Corbin Place, Manhattan Beach – Detached brick home on 80×100 ft lot, 3 large BR duplex, modern kitchen, DR, bath w/ jacuzzi, LR w/ fireplace, hardwood floors.  Finished basement w/ sauna, bar/billards, laundry and storage.  Outside pool, detached garage and parking for 4 cars.  $2.595M. Realtor.com

• For Sale – 257 Ainslie Street, Williamsburg – This property features front and rear buildings separated by a courtyard – 9 BRs, 5 bath total.  Massive backyard w/ garden, two unfinished basements.  $3.099M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – East New York – A six-bedroom, five-bathroom, 2,090 square foot townhouse at 245 Vermont St. for $868,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Facebook’s former sustainability chief launched an organization to help big company employees press for more aggressive climate change policies.

• The head of America’s only black telecom company, Figgers Wireless, wants to change the mobile landscape with an innovative wireless charger.

Events
Williamsburg – 5 to 10 p.m. – Grand Street Winter Restaurant Week.

Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – The American Coffeehouse.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue

Bushwick – 7 to 11 p.m. – Linden St. Productions hosts Mardis Gras. Queens Brewery, 1539 Covert St.

Williamsburg -8.p.m. – A Celebration of Dylan & Dead – Mardi Gras Celebration.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue

Williamsburg – 9 p.m. – Mardi Gras: Brass, Sass & A**. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue

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February 25th, 2020 at 9:29 am

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Morning Buzz: Bensonhurst man killed in hit-and-run, Units broken into at self-storage facility

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Monday, February 24

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 55 degrees.

Top Stories
• Bernie Sanders’s win in Nevada solidified his status as the Democratic front-runner as candidates look to blunt his momentum.

B. Smith, a model-turned-lifestyle guru and TV host, died at the age of 70 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

• New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will undergo surgery to remove a likely cancerous tumor.

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Making Music: Ukulele for Kids 6-8 Mon Feb 24th – Mon Apr 20th  3:30-5pm Students will learn basic chords and sing to a folk focused repertoire that includes traditional children’s song and simple popular tunes. Sign up for class here. Old Stone House, 336 Third Ave., Park Slope.
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Brooklyn News
• A 26-year-old man was on his way to work in Bensonhurst when he was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver.

• Multiple units were broken into at a self-storage facility in Coney Island.

• Police are looking for a man who attacked and robbed a 77-year-old woman at a Bushwick bus stop.

Politics
• Former presidential candidate Marianne Williamson is backing Bernie Sandersafter his Nevada victory.

• Two firefighters’ unions have endorsed Elizabeth Crowley for Queens borough president.

Entertainment
• Here are all the winners from this year’s NAACP Image Awards.

Weekend Box Office
• Sonic the Hedgehog: $26 million
The Call of the Wild: $24 million
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn: $7 million
Brahms: The Boy II: $5.9 million
Bad Boys for Life: $5.8 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1973, Roberta Flack achieved her second Billboard #1 hit with this song.

• In 1966, actor Billy Zane is born in Chicago. He became known to audiences as Caledon Hockley in this 1997 movie.

Opinion
• The Post says AOC’s war on fellow Democrats might lead to the political establishment eliminating her seat after redistricting.

• The Daily News says Tish James’s lawsuit against the city on taxi medallionsputs blame in the wrong place.

In the Blogs
• Town Square is hosting a Greencycle swap event just for kids.

• Line & Label in north Brooklyn has launched its own jewelry line.

Trending in New York
• #90DayFiance
#RHOA
Castro
Marianne Williamson
Patrick Reed

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (17-39) face the Rockets in Houston at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (26-29) host the Orlando Magic at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (35-20-6) topped the San Jose Sharks, 4-1.

• St. John’s (14-13) fell to 16th-ranked Seton Hall, 81-65.

• LIU Brooklyn (13-16) lost to St. Francis University, 74-71.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (12-16) was edged by Wagner, 75-71.

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Grand Street Winter Restaurant Week Now thru Mar 1st Offering a 3 course prix fixe discounts for dinners and quick eats. Click here for more information.
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Real Estate
• Leasing has begun at Two Blue Slip, a 40-story residential tower on the East River waterfront.

• For Sale – 2427 E. 29th Street, Sheepshead Bay – Considered one of the best layouts in the building, this 2 BR, 4 th floor apt is bright and spacious – kitchen w/ dining area, bathroom with window, plenty of closet space.  No Pets.  $259,999 Realtor.com

• For Sale – 30 Garfield Place, Penthouse, Park Slope – Completely renovated Penthouse apt has open floor plan, double outdoor space, 2 BRs, 2 full bath, private balcony, kitchen w/ SS appliances, massive island w/ dishwasher, in unit washer/dryer.  $1.575M. Homes.com 646-835-2021

• Sold – Bushwick – A six-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,039-square-foot house at 41 Stanwix Street for $1.575 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday morning, police responded to a 911 call of a man shot in front of 183 Herzl Street in Brownsville. Police found a 38-year-old man unconscious and unresponsive to a gunshot wound to the torso. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Dyker Heights – 1 p.m. – Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce hosts event to support Asian business community. Park Asia, 6521 8th Ave.

Williamsburg – 5 to 10 p.m. – Grand Street Winter Restaurant Week.

Fort Greene – 6:30 p.m. – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries delivers annual State of the District address. Long Island University, 161 Ashland Pl.

Prospect Heights – 7 to 9 p.m. – Naturally-Dyed Handmade Pasta. Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

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February 24th, 2020 at 9:38 am

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Morning Buzz: Subway surfer recovering from foot amputation; Man wrongfully convicted of murder breaks his silence

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Friday, February 21

Weather
• Mostly sunny, with a high of 35 degrees.

Top Stories
• Two elderly passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship were confirmed dead from the coronavirus.

• Roger Stone was sentenced to three years and four months in prison for lying to Congress during the Russia investigation.

• Authorities discovered that the German gunman who killed nine, in addition to himself and his mother, had posted a manifesto online.

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A Drinking Game NYC presents Mrs. Doubtfire  Fri Feb 21st 8pm    Each movie comes with a list of buzzwords and phrases–when you hear one, a bell rings and everybody drinks! $18 The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Park Slope
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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn man who had his 1995 murder conviction overturned earlier this month finally broke his silence.

• The Brooklyn subway surfer whose foot was crushed by a train is recovering in the hospital after doctors amputated his food.

• A man posing as both a charity worker and a detective duped a woman in Kensignton out of close to $4,500.

Politics
• Richard Grenell was named as acting director of national intelligence.

• Pete Buttigieg’s campaign set a goal of raising $13 million by Super Tuesday.

Entertainment
• A new summer fling film is set on the streets of Harlem.

• In the new trailer, “Westworld” hints at what happens after the androids flee the theme park.

Buzzing Back

• In 1964 a New York band called The Echos recruits a young piano player.  He would make his breakthrough in 1973 with this song.

• In 1994 TV actress Hayley Orrantia is born in Arlington, TX.  She is most famous for her role as Erica Goldberg on this TV comedy.

Opinion
• A former district court judge that presided over stop-and-frisk cases writes in the NY Times that she doesn’t think Bloomberg is racist.

• A writer for Slate says that journalism won’t solve #MeToo, and neither will the courts.

In the Blogs
• Bedford + Bowery has performance picks around Brooklyn this weekend.

• Brooklyn based musician Kaye released the video for her new single “Too Much.”

Trending in New York
• #BTSComeback2020
• Jimin
• Vmin
• Jungkook
• Inner Child

Scoreboard
• The Nets (25-29) fell to the Philadelphia 76ers, 104 to 112.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers (31-24-4) take on the Carolina Hurricanes at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks (17-38) host the Indiana Pacers at 7:30 p.m.
• The Islanders (33-20-6) face the Detroit Red Wings at 8 p.m.
Saturday
• The Nets take on the Charlotte Hornets at 7 p.m.
• The Rangers host the San Jose Sharks at 7 p.m.
• UFC FIGHT NIGHT 138 at the Spark Arena in Auckland New Zealand. Main Card starts at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Islanders play the San Jose Sharks at Nassau Coliseum. Puck drops at 5 p.m.

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NYC Beer Week: Opening Bash 2020  Sat Feb 22nd  12:30 pm & 6:30 pm sessions   Join Brooklyn Brewery for the kick off a weeklong carnival of hops, malt and yeast.  We’ll be pouring Brooklyn classics, new experiments and rare vintages.  Tickets  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street, Greenpoint
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Real Estate
• “Secret” entrances are helping condos like the ones at 168 Plymouth in Dumbo to stand out.

OPEN HOUSE- Sun Feb 23rd 1-2:30pm 296 Leonard Street, Williamsburg –  Two-family +store in perfect location.  1st flr is commercial space w/ unfinished basement storage, 2 pats upstairs each having 2 BRs, 1 bath & office space. EIKs w/ SS appliances & dishwasher.  $2.599M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Sale – 112A McKibben Street, Williamsburg - Two-family brick offers 5 BRs, 2.5 bath, open living/dining area, high-end upgrades, hardwood flooring, 2 car private driveway, finished basement w/ washer/dryer.  $1.425M. O’Kane Realty. 917-376-8780

• Sold – Flatbush – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 700 square foot apartment at 720 E 31st St. for $220,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Critic Ryan Sutton says Leo in Bushwick is a pizza joint that does it all.

• Aura Cocina, a Cuban-Asian fusion restaurant by a former Yankees Chef, is set to open in Williamsburg next month.

Restaurant ABC’s – Bed Stuy
Grade A – Warude, 385 Tompkins Ave. Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
Grade B – Soldier Restaurant Buffet, 1444 Fulton St. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present.
Grade C – Chun Vegetarian, 582 Nostrand Ave. Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Pesticide use not in accordance with label or applicable laws.

Events
Downtown – 9 a.m. – Brooklyn Law School and Civil Rights Clinic breakfast roundtable. 250 Joralemon St.

Downtown – 11 a.m., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. – The Jurassic World Live Tour. Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue

Prospect Park – Noon to 4 p.m. – President’s Week in Prospect Park. 

Park Slope – 8 p.m. – A Drinking Game presents Mrs. Doubtfire.  The Bell House, 149 7th Street

Park Slope – 11:59 p.m. – Karaoke Tremendous. Union Hall, 702 Union Street

Saturday
• Downtown – 11 a.m., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. – The Jurassic World Live Tour. Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue
Downtown – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Black History Month: Brooklyn and the Underground Railroad.  Participants chosen by lottery. 
Park Slope - 11:30 a.m. – CatVideoFest 2020.  Nitehawk Cinema, 188 Prospect Park West
Navy Yard – 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Experimental Music Hackathon.  Weav Music Inc, 141 Flushing Avenue Bldg #77
Sunset Park – 12:30 p.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: Mardi Gras Celebration featuring The Black Tie Brass. Industry City, 220 36th St #2A
Greenpoint - 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. – NYC Beer Week: Opening Bash 2020.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
Greenwood Heights - 3 to 4:30 p.m. – Life Lessons from Pet Loss.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street

Sunday
Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar Zoo Year – Year of the Rat.  Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue
Fort Greene – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Nature’s Workshop: Linoleum Cut Fabric Printing.  Fort Greene Visitors Center, Myrtle Avenue & Washington Park
Williamsburg - Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: Mardi Gras Celebration featuring The BlackTie Brass.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Downtown – Noon & 4 p.m. – The Jurassic World Live Tour.  Barclay Center, 20 Atlantic Avenue
Prospect Lefferts Gardens - 1:30 p.m. – Story Time: Guess How Much I Love You. (for ages 3-8). Greenlight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Avenue

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February 21st, 2020 at 9:18 am

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Morning Buzz: City knew building posed danger to BBG, Bloomberg’s disastrous debate

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Thursday, February 20

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 36.

Top Stories
• Former mayor Michael Bloomberg was ripped by his Democratic challengers in his first chance to join them on the debate stage.

• A suspect with “far-right motives” was found dead after nine people were killed overnight in hookah lounges in a German suburb of Frankfurt.

• Penn Station is being overrun by vagrants now that a homeless outreach center has given up on the location.

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Kamasi Washington Thurs Feb 20th 8pm  Blending elements of hip-hop, classical, and R&B, Kamasi Washington brings his improvisational style to the stage. Tickets  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
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Brooklyn News
• A leaked internal memo shows that the city knew a proposed development posed a danger to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

• An unarmed Brooklyn man is suing the ICE agent who shot him in the face during a raid earlier this month.

• Restaurant Week is returning to the Grand Street BID in Williamsburg. It runsuntil March 1.

Politics
• A political analyst for NY1 breaks down Michael Bloomberg’s disastrous debateperformance.

• There is no shortage of challengers – 13 in all so far – from both sides of the aisle looking to unseat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Entertainment
Black Panther and the Kill Bill movies are just three of the titles disappearing from Netflix in March.

• Famously cash-strapped rapper Tyga showered strippers with tens of thousands of dollars at a Tribeca strip club.

Buzzing Back

• In 1965, Gary Lewis and The Playboys top the Billboard Hot 100 with their first hit. Lewis is the son of this famous comedian.

• In 1963, NBA star Charles Barkley is born in Leeds, Alabama. Along with this player, he is considered one of the greatest Philadelphia 76ers of all time.

Opinion
• The Daily News writes that Attorney General William Barr is learning the president demands total subjugation and humiliation from his employees.

• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star discusses why she loves Revel, the scooter rental service.

In the Blogs
• The employees at Greenpoint-based Kickstarter have voted to unionize.

• Protestors took to the streets in opposition of National Grid pipeline being built underneath North Brooklyn.

Trending in New York
#WarrenForTheWin
#demdebates
#OnlyBernie
#FortniteChapter2Season2
Ether

Scoreboard
• The Ranges (31-24-4) topped the Blackhawks, 6-3.

• The Islanders (33-20-6) fell to the Avalanche, 3-1

• The Nets (25-28) are in Philadelphia to take on the 76ers. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

• The NFL playoffs could expand to 14 teams next season.

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The African Burial Ground: Black Archaeology in Early NYC  Thurs Feb 20th 6:30-8pm  Learn about fascinating events of NYC’s early history. $11 Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights
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Real Estate
• The Tesla showroom in Red Hook is on the market for $60 million.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 23rd 12-1:30pm. 117 N. 4th Street, Williamsburg - Semi detached 8 family home offers 24 BRs, 8 bath, oasis-like backyard, full basement. Close to all.  $2.939M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Sale – 176 Skillman Avenue, Williamsburg – Six family home offers 6 1BR/1 bath units, full finished basement, generous private yard. Five units vacant on title. $2.4M. Eliot Hill Realty  917-209-5686

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 816-square-foot apartment at 85 Hudson Avenue in Vinegar Hill for $810,000.

Style & Fashion
• Vogue spends a day in Brooklyn with model Maya Stepper.

• Brighten your winter by adding these VSCO Girl essentials to your wardrobeand daily routine.

Events
Fort Greene – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Kids Week Brooklyn: Build a Bird Feeder. Fort Greene Visitors Center, Myrtle Ave. & Washington Park

Williamsburg – 11 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio makes an announcement about relief for small businesses. PS 18, 101 Maujer St.

Manhattan Beach – 11 a.m. – Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announces workforce development funding awards. Kingsborough CC, 2001 Oriental Blvd.

Prospect Park – Noon to 4 p.m. – President’s Week in Prospect Park. 

Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – The African Burial Ground: Black Archaeology in Early NYC. Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Downtown - 7 p.m. – The Jurassic World Live Tour. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

Williamsburg – 7 p.m. – Shakespeare in the Club: Romeo & Juliet. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

Flatbush - 8 p.m. – Kamasi Washington. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

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February 20th, 2020 at 9:00 am

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Morning Buzz: Suspects wanted for Williamsburg robberies, Chirlane McCray starts “Thrive” podcast with BRIC

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Wednesday, February 19

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 43 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump granted clemency to 11 people who served prison sentences for high-profile crimes, including former NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerik.

• Attorney General William Barr has told people close to him he’s considering quitting over the president’s tweets.

• Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign will seek a recount of the Iowa caucuses.

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Life Lessons from Pet Loss Sat Feb 22nd Sat 3-4:30pm The grief that follows the loss of a pet can teach us a lot about separation, and how to find meaning in life. Free to attend – RSVP recommended. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St., Greenwood Heights.
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Brooklyn News
• Police are searching for multiple men wanted in connection with a pair of robberies in Williamsburg.

• A Brownsville family is searching for a 56-year-old woman who went missing on Valentine’s Day.

• Amid rumors of a run for borough president, First Lady Chirlane McCray is partnering with BRIC for a new podcast on mental health.

Politics
• Mike Bloomberg proposed a tax on all financial transactions in an effort to distance himself from Wall Street.

• Local Bernie Sanders supporters shrugged off Bill de Blasio’s endorsement as opportunistic.

Entertainment
• “Boyz n the Hood” actress Esther Scott died at the age of 66 after a heart attack last week.

Kenan Thompson and Hasan Minhaj will headline this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner.

Buzzing Back

• In 2010, Tiger Woods apologizes for extramarital affairs.

• In 1963, singer Seal is born in London. He became popular for this sultry 1994 love song.

Opinion
• The Post says it hopes the Boy Scouts’ bankruptcy winds up saving the youth organization.

• The Daily News gives Bloomberg advice on what he should say to fellow Democrats on the debate stage.

In the Blogs
• Grand Street’s Winter Restaurant Week is running from now until March 1.

• A new play called LAMB/WOLF will be performed at Triskelion’s Muriel Schulman Mainstage Theatre in March.

Trending in New York
• #ThisIsUs
#WarrenMediaBlackout
#CNNTownHall
#PumpRules
Eric Nam

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (30-24-4) visit the Chicago Blackhawks at 8 p.m. They acquired forward Julien Gauthier from the Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Joey Keane.

• The Islanders (33-19-6) take on the Avalanche in Colorado. Puck drops at 10 p.m.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (12-14) topped LIU Brooklyn (12-15), 87-77.

• Nets star Kyrie Irving is out indefinitely with an reaggravated shoulder injury.

• The Mets’ Seth Lugo fractured his left pinky toe in his hotel room, while the Yankees will shut down Aaron Judge for a week with shoulder soreness.

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Shakespeare in the Club: Romeo & Juliet Wed Feb 19th & Thurs Feb 20th 7pm The Capulets and The Montagues have dragged their age-old vendetta to center stage – choose ye house and stay the consequences! Tickets. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick.
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Real Estate
• A Cobble Hill townhouse that went for $5.4 million was Brooklyn’s priciest contract last week.

• For Sale – 3855 Shore Pkwy #2E, Sheepshead Bay – New to market – totally redone 2 BR, 1 bath apt, new EIK w/ windows, new bath, lots of closet space, walk-in closet, indoor garage, security cameras.  $300,000. Realtor.com 

• For Rent - 66 Somers Street #1B, Bed Stuy - 2 BR, 1 bath apt for rent with top notch luxury finishes!  Hardwood floors, kitchen w/ SS appliances, roof top access, laundry in building, central ac & heat. $2,150/month. Blue Egg Realty.  347-464-9484

• Sold – Mill Basin – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,152-square-foot house at 2664 East 63rd Street for $699,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Apple shares fell after the company said the fallout from the coronavirus would cause it to miss its sales targets this quarter.

• HSBC is shedding $100 billion in assets, shrinking its investment bank and revamping its businesses in an overhaul that will lead to cutting 35,000 jobs.

Events
• Fort Greene – 9 a.m. – First Lady Chirlane McCray participates in armchair discussion with BRIC President Kristina Newman-Scott. 647 Fulton St.

Prospect Park - Noon to 4 p.m. – President’s Week in Prospect Park.

Bushwick - 7 p.m. – Shakespeare in the Club: Romeo & Juliet. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

Gowanus – 7 to 11 p.m. – Februmurray presents Trivia + Caddyshack. Parklife, 636 Degraw St.

• Flatbush – 7:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers remarks at Movement for a Green New Deal town hall. St. Stephens Lutheran School, 2806 Newkirk Ave.

Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 8 p.m. – Comptroller Stringer delivers remarks at Community Board 17 meeting. SUNY Downstate, 395 Lenox Rd.

Georgetown – 8:30 p.m. – Comptroller Stringer delivers remarks at Community Board 18. 1097 Bergen Ave.

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February 19th, 2020 at 9:22 am

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Morning Buzz: Fourteen Americans on quarantined cruise test positive for coronavirus; ICE detainee claims mistreatment while awaiting asylum

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Tuesday, February 18

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with occasional showers throughout the day. High of 49 degrees.

Top Stories
• Fourteen Americans who were on a quarantined cruise ship off Yokohama, Japan, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

• Weeks of heavy rain have inundated a large portion of the southern U.S., bringing near-record flooding to portions of Mississippi and Tennessee.

• Jeff Bezos has committed $10 billion to combat climate change.

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Experimental Music Hackathon  Sat Feb 22nd  11:30am – 9pm  Explore new ways of interacting with music beyond the auditory. Music we can taste, smell, touch and see.  From virtual reality to reality.  Free – Register
Weav Music Inc, 141 Flushing Ave Bldg #77, Navy Yard
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Brooklyn News
• Local activists are fighting to save a home in Brooklyn, believed to be a part of the Underground Railroad.

• The lawyer for an ICE detainee apprehended in the botched raid earlier this month claims her client has been mistreated while awaiting his asylum hearing.

• The motorist who struck and injured an 11-year-old boy in Brooklyn was arrested.

Politics
• Nearly 80 years later, the state of California will formally apologize to Japanese Americans for internment during WWII.

• Nevada’s changing demographics can be used as a roadmap for Democrats on how to win elections.

Entertainment
• Adele teased her upcoming album on Twitter, letting fans know the body of work will be released in September.

• British DJ and music producer Andrew Weatherall, died in a London hospital at age 56.

Buzzing Back

• In 1885, Mark Twain publishes this famous – and famously controversial novel.

• In 1957 game show host Vanna White is born in Conway, SC.  She appeared on several game shows, including this one.

Opinion
• The Post sites issues at Marie Curie MS in Bayside as proof that the mayor is failing to keep the city’s schools safe.

• Slate argues that rather than courting black voters, Michael Bloomberg is using his wealth to buy name recognition.

In the Blogs
• Love Union, a four-day curated creative conference, returns to Brooklyn at The Green Building on Feb. 24.

• After 56 years in business, the iconic Hall of Fame Billiards is closing its doors.

Trending in New York
• #TheBachelor
• #PresidentWarren
• #Manifest
Jake Paul
• #TuesdayThoughts

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (33-19-6) fell to the Arizona Coyotes, 1 to 2.

• St John’s (14-12) lost to Xavier, 74 to 77.

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The Jurassic World Live Tour  Thurs Feb 20th – Sat Feb 23rd  Dinosaurs so convincing that you’ll swear they’re real!  Click here for tickets and times.   Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Downtown
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Real Estate
• A study from Ariel Property Advisors found that Bed-Stuy outpaced the other Brooklyn neighborhoods in regards to real estate transactions in 2019.

• For Sale – 134 W End Avenue #5B Manhattan Beach – 1,100 s/f 2 BR, 2 bath duplex beautifully renovated.  Open plan kitchen w/ SS appliances, 2 balconies with floor-to-ceiling removable windows.  Common area patio, video intercom, storage.  Purchased or rented parking space available.  $785,000. Realtor.com 

• For Sale – 114 Clinton Street #5C, Downtown - High floor, sunny corner unit Condo w/ pre-war detailing has 2 BRs, 1 bath, living room w/ wood burning fireplace.  Live-in super, laundry room, roof deck w/ skyline views.  Pets allowed. $999,000  Homes.com 917-966-3137 

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800 square-foot apartment at 2600 E 21st St. for $234,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Mark Zuckerberg met with the EU’s competition chief in Brussels, as regulators in region are due to unveil new rules on Artificial Intelligence that could impact Facebook.

• SpaceX launched its fifth batch of Starlink communication satellites from Cape Canaveral.

Events
Fort Greene – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Kids Week: Fort Greene History & Colonia Games.  Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, Willoughby Ave & Washington Park

Prospect Park – Noon to 4 p.m. – President’s Week in Prospect Park. 

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February 18th, 2020 at 9:00 am

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Morning Buzz: Brooklyn man arrested for raping 11-year-old girl, 30 displaced in three-alarm fire

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Monday, February 17
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Washington’s Birthday. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• China reported a rise in novel coronavirus cases, as the death toll grows to a total of 1,770 since the outbreak began.

• More than 1,100 former DOJ employees called on William Barr to resign after he intervened in the Roger Stone case.

• The NYPD have arrested a second teenager who is believed to have stabbed18-year-old Tessa Majors.

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Jacquees: King of R&B Tues Feb 18th 8pm Atlanta-based singer & songwriter Jacquees will bring his smooth, slick and simmering brand of 21st century R&B with an old school twist to Brooklyn! Tickets. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Flatbush.
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Brooklyn News
• Police arrested a man for raping an 11-year-old girl three times in Brownsville.

• Cops are searching for two suspects who raped a 34-year-old woman in Cypress Hills.

• Nearly 30 people have been displaced by a three-alarm fire in Bensonhurst.

Politics
• Bill de Blasio endorsed and rallied for Bernie Sanders in Nevada.

• The hotel workers union is backing Donovan Richards for Queens borough president.

Entertainment
• Jennifer Hudson, Common and other stars paid tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant at the NBA All-Star Game.

Weekend Box Office
• Sonic the Hedgehog: $57 million
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn: $17 million
Fantasy Island: $12.4 million
The Photograph: $12.2 million
Bad Boys for Life: $11 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1966, The Beach Boys begin recording sessions for this song, which is considered Brian Wilson’s masterpiece.

• In 1991, singer Ed Sheeran is born in England. He first gained attention for this 2001 song.

Opinion
• The Post says George Washington was a founding father for all Americans.

• Harry Siegel writes in the Daily News that voters should not trade authoritarian billionaire, Trump, for another in Bloomberg.

In the Blogs
• Elected officials want the mayor to solidify responsibility for Newkirk Plaza, the country’s oldest shopping plaza.

• The Clark Street train station is closing for eight months to replace eight elevators.

Trending in New York
• #NBAAllStarGame
#NXTTakeOver
#90DayFiance
#FireGarPax
Chance

Scoreboard
• Team LeBron topped Team Giannis in an exciting finish to the NBA All-Star Game, 157-155. Kawhi Leonard wins the first NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant MVP Award.

• The Rangers (30-24-4) fell to the Boston Bruins, 3-1.

• The Islanders (33-18-6) visit the Arizona Coyotes at 4 p.m.

• St. John’s (14-11) host Xavier at MSG. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m.

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The History of Scotch Whisky Mon Feb 17th 6 – 8 pm How Scotch became the world’s most popular spirit. $14. Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.
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Real Estate
• Leviathan Capital is proposing a 132-unit, mixed-use project in Bed-Stuy.

• For Sale – 1001 Oriental Blvd, Manhattan Beach - 6,000 s/f home offers 6 BRs, 5 bath, finished basement, driveway for 4 cars and garage.  Basement features sauna, steam room and laundry room.  $4.899M. Realtor.com 

• For Sale – 72 Cooper Street, Bushwick – Large two family home on 3 levels offers open floor plan with LR/FDR & EIK, 1/2 bath, working fireplace. 2nd flr has 3 BRs, full bath; 3rd flr is a 3 BR apt w/working fireplace. Private yard.  $1.249. Lou Pastorini 917-797-7567 

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800-square-foot co-op at 2600 East 21st Street for $234,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Sunday morning, off-duty NYPD criminalist Normisha Evans, 25, was arrested within the confines of the 75th Precinct. She was charged with menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment.

Events
Prospect Park – Noon to 4 p.m. – President’s Week in Prospect Park.

• Marine Park – 1 p.m. – NYC Parks February’s Kids Week: Find My Way: Maps and Compasses. Salt Marsh Nature Center, Marine Park.

Prospect Heights – 6 to 8 p.m. – The History of Scotch Whisky. Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

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February 17th, 2020 at 9:16 am

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Morning Buzz: The U.S. is one step closer to ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment; Cops searching for a hit-and-run driver who fled on foot

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Friday, February 14

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 32 degrees.

Top Stories
• More than 800,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled their homesduring a Russian-backed Syrian military campaign.

• Video of a vandal spray painting “Help Us” on the side of an NYPD patrol car sparks outrage from police unions.

• The House voted to extend the deadline to ratify equal rights.

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Seven Sins: Adam & Eve Burlesque  Feb 16th – Apr 2nd  Seven Sins brings together everything from the circus to live music and decadent visuals into one sexy bend perfect for the Valentine’s season.  Tickets  Theatre XIV, 383 Troutman Street, Bushwick
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Brooklyn News
• A fugitive from Brooklyn who recently visited China is being screened for the coronavirus at a Buffalo detention facility

• Before tackling a full-scale revamp of the entire Brooklyn bus route network, the MTA says it will focus on a transit study of the Utica Avenue corridor.

• Police are looking for an alleged hit-and-run driver in Flatlands who witnesses say fled on foot after crashing.

Politics
• Leading up their meeting, Trump urged Governor Cuomo to end the lawsuits against his administration, and added a dig at the end about “Fredo.”

• The Senate passed a resolution that aims to rein in the president’s ability to use military action against Iran without congressional approval.

Entertainment
• Congresswoman AOC has signed on as a guest judge for Season 12 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

• DC Comics is launching a new six-issue miniseries called “Batman: The Adventures Continue” in April.

Buzzing Back

• Who was the real St. Valentine? The Origin of Valentine’s Day.  

• In 1970 movie actor Simon Pegg is born in Brockworth, England.  He played Dr. Montgomery Scott in this 2009 Sci-Fi movie.

Opinion
• The Daily News says  the city’s new broker fee legislation is unwarranted and unfair to real estate agents.

• A writer from the Times says Bernie Sanders isn’t a socialist, and the fact that he plays one on TV is a problem.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn’s oldest powerlifting gym got a wellness makeover.

• A new indoor skatepark opened in Bushwick.

Trending in New York
• #ValentinesDay2020
• #FridayFeeling
• #ValentinesWithNobody
• Artist 2.0
• Tink

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (29-23-4) topped the Minnesota Wild in overtime, 4 to 3.

• The Islanders (33-17-6) got swept by the Nashville Predators, 0 to 5.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers face the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• The Islanders head to Vegas take on the Golden Knights at 10:30 p.m.
• UFC FIGHT NIGHT 167 at Santa Ana Star Center starts 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Rangers host the Boston Bruins at 3:30 p.m.

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Couples & Money  Sat Feb 15th  9:30-11am  Deal with delicate money matters without wreaking havoc on your love life.  $11  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights
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Real Estate
• NYCHA announced it will bring nearly 6,000 apartments in Brooklyn and Manhattan under private management.

OPEN HOUSE –  Sun Feb 16th – 2:30-4pm. 483 Humboldt Street, Greenpoint – Two family home on 4 levels – lower duplex a 2 BR, 2 bath unit; upper duplex is a 3 BR, 2 bath unit.  2 full kitchens, great storage space, access to large beautiful yard.  Attic can be used as a family room or office.  $1.395M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Sale –  1024 East 27th Street, Midwood – 1,472 s/f home offers 3 BR, 3 bath, Kosher kitchen, LR, DR, finished basement w/ side entrance, washer/dryer, plenty of storage, back deck off kitchen.  $850,000. Homes.com. 646-741-3893

• Sold – Flatbush – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 700 square foot apartment at 720 E 31st St. for $220,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The highly anticipated Burmese restaurant Rangoon is opening in Crown Heights for three nights only.

• A hard-seltzer festival called Seltzer Land is coming to the Brooklyn Expo Center in May.

Restaurant ABC’s – Coney Island
Grade A – Leanly Chinese Food, 1627 Mermaid Ave. Evidence of mice; Cold food item held above 41º F; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade B – King Texas Friend Chicken and Pizza, 2919B Surf Ave. Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Personal cleanliness inadequate; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Lighting Inadequate.
Grade C – Flywheel, 1000 Surf Ave. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Food contact surface not properly washed; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Facility not vermin proof.

Events
Greenpoint - 9 to 11 a.m. – My Sweetie & Me.  McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street

Downtown Brooklyn - 12:30 p.m. – Housing Works workers file for an election with the National Labor Relations Board at MetroTech Center.

Ditmas Park – 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Valentine’s Dinner.  The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Road

Gowanus – 6 to 9 p.m. – Are You That Somebody?  Parklife, 636 Degraw Street

Manhattan Beach – 7p.m. – Tatiana Eva-Marie & The Avalon Jazz.  On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.

Downtown – 7 p.m. – The Lumineers.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue

Gowanus – 10:30 p.m. -Anti-Valentine’s Day Party.  Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett Street

Park Slope – 11:59 p.m. – Karaoke Tremendous.  Union Hall, 702 Union Street

Saturday
Prospect Heights – 9:30 to 11 a.m. – Couples & Mooney.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue
Park Slope – 11a.m. – Screening of “Sabrina”.  Nitehawk Cinema, 188 Prospect Park West
Sunset Park – 12:30 p.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of The Beatles for Kids.  Industry City, 220 36th St #2A
Park Slope – 5 p.m. – Randy Feltface.  Union Hall, 702 Union Street
Fort Greene – 7:30 p.m. – Irina Kolesnikova – Swan Lake.  Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Avenue
Downtown - 8 p.m. – Ladies Night R&B Super Jam.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue
Williamsburg - 10 p.m. – Discotechnique: Soul Train.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue

Sunday
Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar Zoo Year – Year of the Rat.  Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue
Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 11:30 a.m. – Story Time: Consent (for Kids!).  Greenlight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Avenue
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Prince for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Flatbush - 2:30 p.m. – Jacquees: King of R & B.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue
• Park Slope – 5 p.m. – Randy Feltface.  Union Hall, 702 Union Hall
Flatbush – 8 p.m.- The BK Drip.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

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February 14th, 2020 at 9:03 am

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