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Morning Buzz: City Council votes to close Rikers Island, Police arrest gunman in Brownsville shooting

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Friday, October 18

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 58 degrees. Saturday will be sunny and a high of 60. Cloudy on Sunday with showers in the afternoon. High of 61 degrees.

Top Stories
• The White House admitted that it held up military aide to Ukraine in part over Trump’s desire for the country to investigate Democrats.

• Vice President Pence announced a five-day ceasefire by Turkey in Syria to allow Kurds to flee the country.

• The City Council voted to shut down Rikers Island by 2026 and replace it with four new borough-based jails.

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Become an Ace Leaf Peeper Sat Oct 19th 10-11:30am or 12-1:30pm Welcome the return of crisp Autumn days and learn to identify trees by the details: bark, buds & leaves. Meeting will be in Prospect Park. Tickets.
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Brooklyn News
• Police have arrested a suspect and are seeking a second for a Brownsville block party shooting that left one dead and 11 wounded.

• Parents are looking for answers from a Bed-Stuy school where a 9-year-old girl accidentally set herself on fire with a lighter.

• A man who killed an East New York bodega owner over a bottle of beer got 25 years to life in prison.

Politics
• President Trump will hold the G-7 summit of world leaders at his own resort near Miami, prompting allegations of self-dealing.

• Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney will temporarily take over as chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee after the passing of Elijah Cummings.

Entertainment
• Paul Dano is in talks to play comic book villain The Riddler in the new “The Batman” movie.

• Stephen Colbert has signed a three-year contract extension to stay on “The Late Show.”

Buzzing Back

• In 1967, How I Won the War, starring John Lennon as Private Gripweed, premiered in London, with all four of The Beatles in attendance.

• In 1926, rock singer Chuck Berry is born in St. Louis. In 1948, he married Themetta “Toddy” Suggs and they remained together for 68 years until his death in 2017.

Opinion
• The Daily News says even Trump’s chief of staff confirms the president’s mendacity.

• The Post says Trump should move the G-7 summit from his resort.

In the Blogs
• Catch a free screening of the film “Pet Sematary” at McGolrick Park.

• Help paint a community mural in Brooklyn this weekend with a local business improvement district.

Trending in New York
• CC Sabathia
Cashman
Mahomes
#HTGAWM
Meryl Streep

Scoreboard
• The Yankees fell to the Houston Astros, 8-3, to fall behind 3-1 in the ALCS.

• The Rangers (2-2-0) lost to the New Jersey Devils, 5-2.

• The Islanders (4-3-0) topped the Winnipeg Jets, 3-1.

• The Kansas City Chiefs (5-2) drubbed the Denver Broncos (2-5), 30-6, but lost quarterback Patrick Mahomes to a serious injury.

• The New York Liberty will play at Barclays Center starting in 2020.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees host the Houston Astros for Game 5 of the ALDS at 7:08 p.m.
• The Rangers play the Capitals in Washington at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• If necessary, the Yankees will head to Houston to face the Astros for Game 6. First pitch is at 8:08 p.m.
• The Islanders take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on the road at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• If necessary, the Yankees face the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park at 7:38 p.m.
• The Giants (2-4) welcome the Arizona Cardinals to MetLife Stadium at 1 p.m.
• The Rangers host the Vancouver Canucks at 1 p.m.

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Harvest Homecoming Sun Oct 20th 11am-5pm Discover an old-school fall foliage festival in the heart of Brooklyn, complete with hayrides, lawn games and a Halloween costume parade for the kids! Tickets. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
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Real Estate
• An LLC linked to City Urban Realty bought a five-story apartment building in Vinegar Hill for $15 million.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 20th 1-2:30pm. 285A Kingsland Avenue, Greenpoint - Charming 3 family brick w/open concept layout.  Each unit has 1 BR, 1 bath, office space, EIKs.  Pvt backyard w/ storage shed, unfinished basement w/separate entrance. $1.875M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 20th 2:30-4pm. 73 Menahan Street, Bushwick – Renovated and fireproof two family home w/pkg for 2 cars.  6 BRs, 4 bath total.  Finished basement w/ BR, kitchen, bath and exits to backyard w/deck.  $1.225M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• Sold – Gerritsen Beach – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,100-square-foot co-op at 2251 Knapp Street for $255,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater has your list of places to eat and drink in Bed-Stuy.

Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle is cooking again at this new Williamsburg restaurant.

Restaurant ABC’s – Kensington
Grade A – Madina Restaurant, 563 Coney Island Ave. – Food not cooled by approved method.
Grade B – Le Paddock, 1235 Prospect Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade C – Mondayoff By Plant Love House, 752 Coney Island Ave. – Food from unapproved source, Evidence of mice, Live roaches.

Events
Greenpoint - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Well Summit. Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble St.

Greenpoint - 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars- Shocktoberfest: Pet Cemetery (2019). McGolrick Park, 110 Russell St.

Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Vegan Chinese Cooking. Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

• Mill Basin – 7 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams attends Columbia Association Department of Sanitation – 55th Annual Dinner Dance and Award Ceremony. El Caribe Country Club Caterers, 5945 Strickland Ave.

Flatbush – 7 p.m. – My Brother, My Brother and Me: Become the Monster Tour. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

Saturday
Prospect Park - 10 to 11:30 a.m. OR Noon to 1:30 p.m. – Become an Ace Leaf Peeper.
Greenpoint - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Well Summit.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
Williamsburg – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Pumpkin Painting. Berry Street Garden, 303 Berry St.
Prospect Heights – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Fundamentals of Astrology.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.
Fort Greene - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Open House New York: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument.  Meet at the Monument
Flatbush – 7 p.m. – My Brother, My Brother and Me: Become the Monster Tour.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
Gowanus - 730 p.m. – Maria Bramford.  The Bell House, 149 7th Street
Downtown - 8 p.m. – Mana.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

Sunday

Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Harvest Homecoming.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave.
Williamsburg - Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of The Beatles for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.
South Slope – Noon to 4 p.m. – Prospect Park Bike Day presented by Citi Bike. Prospect Park West and 15th St.
Manhattan Beach - 3 p.m. – Russian Souvenirs.  On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.
Prospect Heights – 4 to 6 p.m. – Fall Ferments.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.
Greenpoint – 6to 7:45 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars – Shocktoberfest: Cabin in the Woods.  McCarren Park, Driggs Ave & Lorimer St.
Fort Greene – 8 p.m.  Outdoor Movie: Scream.  Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton St.

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October 18th, 2019 at 9:21 am

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Morning Buzz: Council to vote today on closing Rikers, Arrest in Brownsville mass shooting

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Thursday, Oct 17

Weather
• Very windy and a bit chilly, with highs struggling to get out of the upper 50s.

Top Stories
• The Land Use Committee voted yesterday to approve the plan to close Rikers Island and build four borough-based jails. The full City Council will vote today.

• A Queens woman who says she was raped by Jeffrey Epstein is looking to recuop damages from his Virgin Islands estate.

• Elijah Cummings, a key figure in the congressional probe to impeach President Donald Trump has died. The Maryland Democrat was 68.

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Dirty Thursday: Dearly Departed  Thurs Oct 17th 10pm  Legends loved and lost resurrected for one night only. Dress the part and dance to the classics. Free. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Bushwick
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Brooklyn News
• The MTA is using the Jay Street subway station as a “lab” to test new accessibility features.

• Cops have arrested a suspect in the mass shooting on a Brownsville playground that left one dead and 11 injured.

• The City Council votes today on the plan to close Rikers Island, but some immigrant groups are opposed to the new jails that would be built in its place.

Politics
• Councilman Rafael Espinal announced that he will be running for Brooklyn Borough President, joining three others in the race.

• Former councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley held an info session for residents to push her plan to reactivate an old LIRR line in Queens.

Entertainment
• Ann Curry could “destroy” Matt Lauer if she chooses to dish all on her former “Today” co-anchor, according to sources.

• Maybe Sunnyside wasn’t quite ready for prime time. NBC has pulled the sitcom about the Queens nabe from the air after just four episodes.

Buzzing Back

• In 1931, Brooklyn-born gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion and fined $80,000.

• In 1969, musician Wyclef Jean is born in Haiti. In 2006, he was featured on this song by Shakira.

Opinion
• The LIC Journal writes that the local community board shouldn’t just immediately dismiss calls for a bike lane on Crescent Street.

• The staff at Slate gives their opinion on the Democrats who are just crowding the debate stage and should do everyone a favor and drop out of the race now.

In the Blogs
• The Gowanus Souvenir Shop will host a launch party for its Gowanus Manufacturing Calendar on Saturday. It features 12 family-owned businesses.

• The Brooklyn Bazaar will close at the end of November after its owners were unable to negotiate a deal to extend their lease.

Trending in New York
#AHS1984
#trumpletter
#TrumpMeltdown
#RHOD
Rest In Power

Scoreboard
• After last night’s rainout, the Yankees and Astros resume their playoff series at 8:08 p.m. in the Bronx. Houston leads New York, 2-1.

• The Rangers (2-1) are in New Jersey to take on the Devils. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

•  The Islanders (3-3) are in Winnipeg for an 8 p.m. meeting with the Jets.

• Kansas City (4-3) and Denver (2-4) meet on Thursday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. The Chiefs are four-point favorites.

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Well Summit   Fri Oct 18th & Sat Oct 19th  10am – 6pm This summit is all about empowering you to live your healthiest and most fulfilling life. Tickets  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street, Greenpoint
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Real Estate
• A new 16-story office building on Dock 72 of the Brooklyn Navy Yard is now ready for tenants.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 19th 2:30-4pm. 137 Beadel Street, Greenpoint – Two family brick on 3 levels. 1st unit is a 2 BR/1 bath apt.  2nd unit has 3 BRs/1 bath. Full basement w/ 1/2 bath. $1.1M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 20th 4:30-5:30pm. 103 Menahan Street, Bushwick – Two-family brick – 1sr flr has 5 BR/3 bath; 2nd flr has 4 BR/ 2 bath. Finished basement, driveway. $1.147,500M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 618-square-foot apartment at 38 Wilson Street in Bushwick for $575,000.

Style & Fashion
• Don’t let that expensive wedding dress languish in the closet. Women are finding creative ways to use their nuptial wear.

• Warby Parker CEO Dave Gilboa talks the evolution of his company with the launch of a new line of extended sizes.

Events
Flatbush – 7 p.m. – The Adventure Zone: Become the Monster Tour. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

Downtown – 7 p.m. – The Chainsmokers. Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

Bushwick - 10 p.m. – Dirty Thursday: Dearly Departed. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

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October 17th, 2019 at 8:58 am

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Morning Buzz: Man wounded in police-involved shooting in Gowanus, Body found in waters off Manhattan Beach

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Wednesday, Oct 16

Weather
• Rain today with a high of 69 degrees.

Top Stories
• During the Democratic Presidential Debate, candidates defended records, discussed unusual friendships and explained how they would unite the US.

• Lawmakers announced that the borough-based jails meant to replace Rikers Island will be an average of 95 feet shorter than expected.

• In the Netherlands, a group of siblings were found after living in a basement with a man for nine years while waiting for the end of time.

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Japanese Tea Ceremony and Garden Tour  Wed Oct 16th 4:30-6:30pm  Discover the culture and traditions of an authentic Japanese tea ceremony while enjoying tea and sweets.  Click here for tickets.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
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Brooklyn News
• A man was wounded in a police-involved shooting on Baltic Street in Gowanus.

• The body of a man was found floating in the waters near Manhattan Beach.

• A new Park Slope chocolate shop has life-like hedgehogs and golden wrenches forged in chocolate.

Politics
• A majority of New Yorkers believe Trump should be impeached.

• Governor Cuomo shocked radio listeners when he dropped the n-word while discussing discrimination against Italian-Americans.

Entertainment
• Felicity Huffman reported to prison to begin her 14-day sentence.

• Will Ferrell has teamed up with iHeartMedia to form a comedy podcast company.

Buzzing Back

• In 1981 this song by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie is certified Platinum, and became the biggest seller for Ross, including her work with The Supremes.

• In 1981 TV actress Caterina Scorsone is born in Toronto, Canada.  She is best known for her role as Amelia Shepherd on this TV drama.

Opinion
• The Times argued that Trump created a moral and strategic disaster by forcing Kurds to ally with Assad in Syria as the threat of ISIS looms again.

• The Daily News says a new commercial waste plan could have negative side effects.

In the Blogs
• Twenty new “affordable” Williamsburg apartments, costing $2,176 per month, are now available through a housing lottery.

• A Bushwick-based clothing manufacturer is known for hand-sewn menswear and celebs like Joaquim Phoenix and David Byrne love it.

Trending in New York
#DemocraticDebate
Warren
World Series
#USMNT
Trump’s Twitter

Scoreboard
• The Yankees fell to the Houston Astros, 4-1. The Yanks look to even the series tonight at 8:08 p.m., although rain may delay or postpone the game.

• The Washington Nationals swept the St. Louis Cardinals to win the NLCS. They won 7-4 and are heading to the World Series.

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Blair Witch Project  Wed Oct 16th 8pm  Experience 1999’s psychological horror film on it’s 20th Anniversary.  Tickets  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
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Real Estate
• Breaking Ground has revealed proposals to redevelop a Jehovah’s Witness-owned property at 90 Sands Street in Dumbo.

• For Sale – 432 Lexington Avenue, Bed Stuy – Two family brick w/ 3 units in prime location.  Home features 6 BRs, 3 bath total.  Hardwood floors, SS appliances, washer/dryer hook up, cable/wire ready.  One car garage, full basement.  $1.199M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• For Rent – 330 Starr Street Unit 1F, Bushwick – 4 BR, 2 bath apt w/large windows and closets, laundry, big kitchen island w/ built in microwave & SS appliances, central a/c.  Small cat or dog OK.  $4,800/month. Nooklyn.com.  347-834-1688

• Sold – Brighton Beach – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 650-square-foot condo at 2926 Brighton 6th St. for $415,000. Zillow

Business News
• Google just unveiled its newest smartphone, laptop, wireless headphones and Nest smart-home devices.

• Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar looks like it’s expanding into the grocery aisle.

Events

• Williamsburg – 9 a.m. – Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza delivers brief remarks. M.S. 50 John D. Wells, 183 S. Third St.

• Dyker Heights - 10:30 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio and Carranza will visit a seventh grade STEAM class followed by an announcement. J.H.S. 259 William McKinley, 7305 Fort Hamilton Pkwy• Downtown Brooklyn – 2 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams leads a discussion focusing on how to improve mental health for young people of color. Brooklyn Borough Hall, Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St.

Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Japanese Tea Ceremony and Garden Tour.  Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 990 Washington Avenue

Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Blair With Project.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

Crown Heights – 9:30 p.m. – Hochul highlights New York’s efforts to combat anti-Semitism at Crown Heights Jewish Community Council’s Sukkot

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October 16th, 2019 at 3:28 pm

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Morning Buzz: Site of Crown Heights killings previously reported to police, Flatbush bar protest.

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Tuesday, Oct 15
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Succoth.
Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Clear skies with a high of 64.

Top Stories
• A former Fort Worth police officer was charged with murder after fatally shooting a woman in her home.

• City Hall says the jail population is expected to drop to 3,300 by 2026 from its current number over 7,000.

• A community reacts after young children find their mother dead in the Bronx.

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The Black Keys  Tues Oct 15th 7pm  “Let’s Rock” Tour with special guests Modest Mouse and Jessy Wilson.  Tickets  Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Downtown
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Brooklyn News
• The city received complaints of the nightclub where four men were shot dead Saturday morning more than a decade ago, city records show.

• A Brooklyn organization boycotts a Flatbush bar, saying several women were assaulted there.

• A Ditmas Park bisexual hospital cafeteria worker said he was fired by a bosshe reported for calling him as “f—–t,” “La Niña” and “my slave.”

Politics
• Biden takes on Trump with a sweeping ethics plan, amid a push back over Ukraine.

• Bolton wanted White House lawyers alerted to Ukrainian efforts, calling it a ‘drug deal,’ according to a witness.

Entertainment
Dancing With the Stars pulled a shocking stunt on Disney night.

AMC Theaters will launch its own on-demand service for renting and buying digital films.

Buzzing Back

• In 1988 UB40 was enjoying the top tune in America with a reggae version of this song, which was originally recorded in 1968 by this singer.

• In 1943 actress & director Penny Marshall is born in NYC.  After playing Laverne DeFazio on this sitcom, she went on to direct this movie starring this actor.

Opinion
From the left – NBA vs. China: The League is Bravely Defending Free Speech — and That’s a Game Changer

From the right – ABC News’ ‘slaughter in Syria’ footage appears to come from a Kentucky gun range.

In the Blogs
• Today, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer will host his 10th annual Hispanic & Latinx Leadership Awards at Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside.

• The Jackson Heights street where the late State Senator Jose Peralta lived will forever bear his name.

Trending in New York
• Lions
• Aaron Rodgers
• Packers
• #DETvsGB
• Green Bay

Scoreboard
• In a third period comeback, the Islanders (3-3-0) defeated the St. Louis Blues in overtime, 3-2.

• The Yankees (1-1) host Game 3 tonight against the Houston Astros. Bronx will be cheering starting at 4:08 p.m.

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Maria Bramford  Sat Oct 19th 7:30pm   Maria Bamford stars in the semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite, one of 2016’s must-see shows by Variety and Rolling Stone.  $30  The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Gowanus
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Real Estate
• The Real Deal shares the top ten largest real estate projects coming to New York City.

• For Sale – 185 Hall Street #116, Clinton Hill - Extra large 1 BR co-op offers 1 bath, kitchen w/ breakfast nook & great storage, hardwood floors and high ceilings, communal garden, close to Fort Greene Park.  Dogs and cats are welcome.  $480,000. Homes.com  833-252-8033

• For Rent – 291 Fenimore St #2F, Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 2 BR, 1 bath apt is close to all with tons of amenities, central a/c, outdoor space, roof access, laundry in building.  All pets allowed.  $2,399/month. Nooklyn.com 917-983-1342

• Sold – Flatbush – A great development site, a two family home on a 4,000 square foot lot. 1463 New York Ave for $1,250,000. Crifasi Realty.

Technology
• Forget Snapchat’s Spectacles, these new glasses may revolutionize the digital eyewear industry.

Fortnite’s servers are still down, with just the black hole looming, but it appears that the game may return soon.

Events
Park Slope - 11 a.m. – BP Adams unveils grant for education and welcome center Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street

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

Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Napoleon Dynamite.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

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October 15th, 2019 at 9:16 am

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Morning Buzz: Four dead in Crown Heights shooting, Cuomo wades into Mother Cabrini statue battle

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Monday, October 14
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Columbus Day.
Parking meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 72 degrees.

Top Stories
• Syria’s Kurdish population is looking to Assad for protection after the U.S. announced it is pulling out of northern Syria.

• A Bronx mother was stabbed to death with a screwdriver while her children slept in the next room.

• New York City is projecting its jail population to drop to 3,300 by 2026, 700 fewer than previous estimates.

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Columbus Day in Prospect Park Mon Oct 14th 12-5pm Enjoy family friendly programming including lawn games, nature exploration, carousel rides and more. Free. Various locations in Prospect Park.
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Brooklyn News
• Four people died in a Crown Heights shooting that began because the gunman had lost a game of dice in a gambling den.

Two men were shot early Sunday morning while standing outside in Bed-Stuy.

• Prosecutors say a would-be rapist confessed he was looking for oral sexwhen he broke into a woman’s Williamsburg apartment.

Politics
• Hunter Biden is stepping down from the board of a Chinese private equity firmfollowing attacks from Trump.

Cuomo has jumped into the Mother Cabrini statue battle, pledging to support the memorial.

Entertainment
• Rapper DMX canceled his shows and checked himself into rehab.

Weekend Box Office
• Joker (2019): $55 million
The Addams Family (2019): $30 million
Gemini Man: $20 million
Abominable: $6 million
Downton Abbey: $4.9 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1957, although it was banned by some radio stations for suggestive lyrics, this song by The Everly Brothers reach the top of the Billboard chart.

• In 1927, actor Roger Moore is born in London. In 1973, he replaced this actor as this character.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the House should hold an official vote on impeachment.

• The Times endorses the plan to shut down Rikers and build four new community jails.

In the Blogs
• A new scent installation at Elsewhere Club in Bushwick is creating a unique atmosphere.

Pups dressed up for Halloween at a Williamsburg pop-up.

Trending in New York
• #SuccessionHBO
Verlander
Chargers
Cowboys
#90DayFiance

Scoreboard
• The Yankees lost to the Houston Astros in walk-off fashion, 3-2, to tie the ALCS at one apiece.

• With Sam Darnold back, the Jets (1-4) notched their first win of the season over the Dallas Cowboys, 24-22.

• The Islanders (2-3-0) host the St. Louis Blues at 1 p.m.

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Auditions for Holiday Comedy “The Worst Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Mon Oct 14th 3-6pm Casting over 40 roles for kids & teens grades 3-12. Singing or non-singing roles available!  Click here for more information. St. John’s of Greenpoint, 155 Milton St., Greenpoint.
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Real Estate
• One Boerum Place’s superstructure in Downtown Brooklyn is quickly rising.

• For Sale – 137 Beadel Street, Greenpoint – Two family brick home on 3 levels.  1st unit is a 2 BR, 1 bath apt. 2nd unit has 3 BRs, 1 bath.  Full basement w/ 1/2 bath.  $1.150M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• For Rent – Ocean Hill – Spacious 3BR apt has 1.5 bath, large LR, EIK w/dishwasher, hardwood flooring, water is included.  $2,800/mo. ID # 1257807. Carollo Rentals. 718-747-7747 

• Sold – Homecrest – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,458-square-foot house at 2114 East 13th Street for $880,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday afternoon, a group of people physically attacked a man inside the Jay Street-MetroTech train station in the mezzanine. During the incident, an unidentified person within the group fired a round from a gun inside the station. The victim fled the station.

• On Sunday morning, 26-year-old off-duty police officer Steven Guerrero was arrested within the confines of the 83rd Precinct. He was charged with assault.

Events
Various Locations - Noon to 5 p.m. – Columbus Day in Prospect Park.

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October 14th, 2019 at 9:14 am

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Morning Buzz: Man gunned down inside bodega, Lawyer dies in freak accident in Brooklyn Museum

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Friday, October 11

Weather
• Cloudy with a slight chance of showers. High of 59. Partly cloudy all weekend with a high of 69 degrees.

Top Stories
• Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace Prize.

• Democrats have subpoenaed Energy Secretary Rick Perry for documents in the impeachment inquiry.

• A City Council committee voted to prevent new jails from being built on Rikers Island after the current complex closes in 2026.

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“Get To The Point 5K Run” Sun Oct 13th Join the 400+ participants in this year’s 26th Annual Run. All proceeds help support the St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy. Visit www.greenpoint5k.com to register today!
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Brooklyn News
• The MTA will remove asbestos-laced cloth from the vent system at the East New York bus depot.

• A man was gunned down after an argument inside a Prospect Lefferts Gardens bodega.

• A lawyer died in a freak accident after trying to slide down the third-floor bannister inside the Brooklyn Museum.

Politics
• Bronx Councilman Fernando Cabrera will also challenge Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the primary.

• Longtime Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey won’t seek reelection in 2020.

Entertainment
• Drew Barrymore will headline and executive produce a syndicated daytime talk show for CBS.

• Jenna Dewan’s newest gig is hosting “Flirty Dancing,” a new dancing-dating show on Fox.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971, this song by John Lennon, considered one of the most influential songs of the 20th century, is released.

• In 1946, rock singer Daryl Hall is born in Pottstown, PA. In 2007, he started “Live from Daryl’s House” a free monthly web show, which features a diverse mix of veteran’s in the music industry.

Opinion
• USA Today says China’s business bullying is reaching new heights with the NBA tweet controversy.

• The Post wonders whether de Blasio and Carranza will put their ideology on charter schools ahead of children’s dreams.

In the Blogs
• BAM’s new artistic director previewed his first New Wave Festival.

• Here are seven spots to watch the Democratic presidential debate in and around Bushwick.

Trending in New York
• #ElCamino
#LightsUp
#DayoftheGirl
#FridayThoughts
#ComingOutDay

Scoreboard
• The Houston Astros topped the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-1, to advance to the ALCS to face the Yankees.

• The Giants (2-4) fell to the New England Patriots, 35-14.

• Elena Delle Donne led the Washington Mystics to their first WNBA title.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Islanders (1-2-0) face the Carolina Hurricanes on the road at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Yankees head to Houston to face the Astros for Game 1 at 8:08 p.m.
• The Rangers (2-0-0) host the Edmonton Oilers at 1 p.m.
• The Islanders welcome the Florida Panthers to Nassau Coliseum at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Yankees take on the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. First pitch is at 8:08 p.m.
• The Jets (0-4) seek their first win at home against the Dallas Cowboys at 4:25 p.m.

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Hot In Here: 2000’s Dance Party Sat Oct 12th 11:30pm Playing your favorite millennium hits. $10-$15. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg.
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Real Estate
• Douglas Elliman’s third quarter sales report found Brooklyn sales prices dropped, but co-ops saw a price jump.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 13th 12-1:30pm. 117 N. 4th Street, Williamsburg- Semi detached 8 family home has 24 BRs, 8 bath total.  All apts are in good shape.  Oasis-like backyard.  $3.099M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 12th 2-4pm. 285A Kingsland Avenue, Greenpoint - Charming 3 family brick w/ open layout concept.  Each unit has 1 BR, 1 bath, office space, EIKs.  Pvt backyard w/ storage shed, unfinished basement w/separate entrance.  $1.875M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• Sold – Bensonhurst – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,585-square-foot house at 6614 Cameron Court for $815,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Gothamist says the fried stuff olives and sandwiches at Cremini’s in Carroll Gardens are good, but a little pricey.

• Some of Brooklyn’s hottest lunch spots include Win Son Bakery in East Williamsburg and Hometown Bar-B-Que in Industry City.

Restaurant ABC’s – Carroll Gardens
Grade A – La Slowteria, 548 Court St. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees.
Grade B – Fort Defiance, 365 Van Brunt St. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade Pending – Brooklyn Crab, 24 Reed St. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food not cooled by approved method, Food worker doesn’t use proper utensil, Cross-contamination, Filth flies, Food not protected from potential contamination.

Events
• Downtown – 2:15 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams speaks at We Make a Difference – 1st annual Recovery Honorary Banquet. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Prospect Heights - 5 to 7 p.m. OR 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.- Wontons & Dumplings. Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

• Flatlands – 6 to 8:30 p.m. – Councilwoman Farah Louis, elected officials host community resource fair to empower survivors of domestic violence. 1894 Flatbush Ave.

• Sunset Park – 6:30 p.m. – Borough President Adams co-hosts community town hall with Make the Road New York. PS 1, 309 47th St.

Manhattan Beach – 7 p.m. – Veronica Swift Trio. On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.

Downtown – 7:30 p.m. – Bon Iver. Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

Prospect Park – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: 90s Hip Hop. LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Dr.

Saturday
Park Slope – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Kings County Fiber Festival.  Old Stone House & Washington Park, 336 Third Ave.
Greenpoint –  1 to 4:30 p.m. OR 6 to 9:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Wine Fest.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble St.
Greenwood Heights – 3 p.m. – Secrets in Stone.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
Flatbush - 7 pm. – Bethel Music presents Victory Tour. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
Coney Island - 9 p.m. – Circo Draconum presents Dracos Inferno.  Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave.
Williamsburg – 11:30 p.m. – Hot in Here: 2000’s Dance Party.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

Sunday
•.Bed-Stuy - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Fall Harvest Flea Market.  Patchen Community Square, 142 Ptchen Ave.
Greenpoint – 10:30 a.m. – “Get To The Point” 5K run to support St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, 189 Driggs Ave.
Williamsburg - Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Queen for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.
Coney Island - 4 p.m. – Bindlestiff Cavalcade of Youth.  Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave.
Fort Greene - 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movies: Sister Act. Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton St.

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October 11th, 2019 at 9:09 am

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Morning Buzz: Fox News poll shows majority of voters want Trump removed, Yom Kippur fire at Brooklyn Jewish center

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Thursday, Oct 10

Weather
• Windy with a chance of showers developing in the afternoon. High of just 60.

Top Stories
• A new poll by Fox News shows that a majority of voters not only want President Donald Trump impeached, but removed from office.

• The gunman in the German synagogue shooting live-streamed the murders on Twitch.

• Brooke Nevils called Matt Lauer’s response to her allegation of rape a “case study in victim shaming.”

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Bon Iver  Fri Oct 11th 7:30pm With special guest Yo La Tengo. Tickets  Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Downtown
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Brooklyn News
• A man lit a backpack on fire on the steps of the Park Slope Jewish Center on Yom Kippur.

• Bicyclists say the long-awaited protected lane on 4th Avenue didn’t take long to turn into a parking lot for police vehicle.

• In a dis to the mayor for his snub of a a statue of Mother Cabrini, the Diocese of Brooklyn will run a float dedicated to the saint in the Columbus Day Parade.

Politics
• A Queens lawmaker accused the head of First Lady Chirlane McCray’s ThriveNYC of dodging questions about the killing of four homeless men.

• There’s not shortage of challengers – on both sides of the aisle – already lining up to unseat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez next year.

Entertainment
• The second iteration of Eeeeeatscon, a food-and-drink festival hosted by The Infatuation, returned to Forest Hills Stadium.

• After rolling on Bloods gang members, Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine thinks he’ll be out of jail as early as 2020 and is putting his next album together.

Buzzing Back

• In 2004, Superman star Christopher Reeve dies at age 52.

• In 1973, actor and TV host Mario Lopez is born in San Diego. He initially gained fame on this TV show.

Opinion
• After troubling incidents capped by a chaotic hearing on a Glendale shelter, a Greenpoint Star columnist writes we need to stop terrorizing the homeless.

• A professor from NYIT writes in the Brooklyn Downtown Star that 5G will revolutionize our lives, but also unleash never-before-seen security threats.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn-based artist KAWS attended the opening for his new large-scale sculpture in front of a new development on the India Street waterfront.

A popular Vietnamese/Thai noodle bar destroyed in last December’s devastating Queens Boulevard fire will reopen this weekend – in Williamsburg.

Trending in New York
Dodgers
Bryce Harper
Joe Kelly
Dave Roberts
#ThursdayThoughts

Scoreboard
• The Giants (2-3) and Patriots (5-0) meet on Thursday Night Football in Foxborough at 8:20 p.m. New England is a 16.5-point favorite.

• The NLCS series is set, as St. Louis crushed the Braves, 13-1, and the Nationals beat the Dodgers, 7-3. First pitch is tomorrow at 8:08 p.m.

• WFAN host and Queens Ledger columnist John Jastremski says the Mets have to hire a manager with a winning pedigree.

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Circo Draconum presents Dracos Inferno – An All Fire Show!  Sat Oct 12th 9pm  Halloween is right around the corner and we have the most tempting treat! $20  Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Avenue, Coney Island
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Real Estate
• Plan have been filed to replace a three-story building on Meeker Avenue in Greenpoint with a six-story, 33-unit building.

OPEN HOUSE – Thurs Oct 10 5:30 to 6:45pm & Sun Oct 13 12-2pm. 21 Conselyea St., Williamsburg – Two-family, 1st flr is a 1 BR 1 bath, 2nd flr is 3 BRs 1 bath. Bsmt has BR, 1.5 bath. $1.849M. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 13th 2:30-4pm 73 Menahan Street, Bushwick – Two-family w/ parking for 2 cars offers 6 BRs, 4 bath total.  Finished basement w/ kitchen & bath, backyard. $1.225M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath 1.037-square-foot duplex condo at 335 Warren Street in Boerum Hill for $984,730.

Style & Fashion
• Getting hitched soon? Bridal gowns and activities for engaged couples will be part of the fun at the Inaugural Wedding Weekend that begins on Saturday.

• Vogue has the scoop on where you can buy 21 classic leather jackets that will last you a lifetime.

Events
Brooklyn Heights - 9:30 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams tours and discusses new boiler room. Cadman Towers Community Center, 101 Clark St.

Fort Greene – 11 a.m. – CityParks Senior Yoga. South Oxford Park, S. Oxford St & Atlantic Ave.

• Sunset Park – 11 a.m. – LiveOnNY hosts Annual Organ Donor Enrollment Day. NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, 150 55th St.

• Greenpoint – 12:30 p.m. – Parks Department and USDA announce eradication of Asian Longhorned Beetle. McCarren Park, Driggs Ave. & Lorimer St.

Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting. Swinging Sixties, 211 Ainslie St.

Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 6 to 8 p.m. – New Wave Floral: Sustainable Flower Arranging. Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 990 Washington Ave.

Greenwood Heights – 6 to 9 p.m. – Pergolesi: Stabat Mater. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

Williamsburg - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars – Shocktoberfest: Fear(s) of the Dark. Bushwick Inlet Pop-Up Park, 50 Kent St.

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October 10th, 2019 at 9:07 am

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Morning Buzz: Basement fire kills one in East Flatbush, US announces visa restriction on Chinese officials following reports of abuse

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Wednesday, Oct 9
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Yom Kippur.
Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with possible showers. The high will be 59 degrees.

Top Stories
• The US announced visa restrictions on Chinese officials following Xinjiang abuses.

• A 17-year-old from the Bronx has become the state’s first vaping death.

• For the fifth consecutive year, three STDs have reached an all-time high in the United States.

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The History of Gin  Wed Oct 9th 6:30-8pm  Take an incredible journey across the globe as we explore the history of gin.  $13  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights
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Brooklyn News
• A rally was held outside a Brooklyn-based building services company who allegedly fired employees for trying to unionize.

• A Brooklyn woman who led police on a chase in Orient on Monday was intoxicated.

• One person is dead after a fire tore through a basement apartment inside an East Flatbush home.

Politics
• Democrats will subpoena Gordon Sondland, the ambassador blocked from testifying by Trump.

• The New York Republican Committee launched a new effort to counter the impeachment talk in Congress.

Entertainment
• Madame Tussauds unveiled an Avicii wax figure, as part of a music experience, in honor of the late DJ.

• The season 10 premiere of “The Walking Dead” sunk to a series low.

Buzzing Back

• In 1974 German businessman Oskar Schindler, credited with saving 1,200 Jews from the Holocaust, dies at the age of 66.

• In 1940 musical legend John Lennon is born in Liverpool, England. He was a symbol of counterculture, promoting peace, activism and freedom of speech.

Opinion
• A Daily News columnist argued that Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds is the latest indignity for the suffering country of Syria.

• A NY Times columnist suggested Republicans stand by Trump simply because they like what he does.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn Bazaar is closing in December after three years at its current location.

• Looking for some entertainment? Bushwick Daily has the roundup of the best shows in the neighborhood this week.

Trending in New York
• #greenleaf
• #HipHopAwards
• #ImpeachASong
• Trey Gowdy
• Lil Kim

Scoreboard
• The Tampa Bay Rays stayed alive in the postseason by defeating the Houston Astros, 4-1. They play Game 5 tomorrow at 7:07 p.m.

• The St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves play Game 5 at 5:02 p.m.

• The Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers play Game 5 at 8:37 p.m.

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The W Connection  Every Wednesday @ 6pm  A national network of community based chapters of Widows Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives.  To attend, please contact [email protected]org as locations change occasionally.  For more information, go to https://widowsconnection.org.
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 449 Chester Street in Brownsville.

• For Sale – 1477 E 17th Street, Midwood – Fully detached, single family home on 30×100 lot in move-in-condition offers 5 BRs, 4 bath, pvt driveway, 2 car garage. finished basement w/separate entrance, convenient to shopping.  $1.289M. Homes.com. 833-252-8033

• For Rent – 1100 DeKalb Ave #1L, Bed Stuy – Renovated 4 BR, 1.5 bath duplex w/laundry in unit, central air, SS appliances, hardwood floors.  $3,800/mo. Blue Egg Realty 347-464-9484 

• Sold – Bay Ridge – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,680-square-foot duplex at 431 99th St. for $899,000. Zillow

Business News
• Target employees have revealed that the company’s “modernization” plan at its stores has backfired.

• See how much the ultra rich are investing in the future with The Impact 50.

Events
Greenwood Heights – 6 to 9 p.m. – Pergolesi: Stabat Magter. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

• Bath Beach - 6:20 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams speaks at Italian Heritage Celebration. 8711 18th Ave.

Ditmas Park – 9 p.m. to Midnight – Star Sign Party: VIRGO.  Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Road

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October 9th, 2019 at 9:02 am

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