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Morning Buzz: Man in police custody for scaling New York Times building; Williamsburg climate activists chain themselves in protest

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Friday, October 16

Weather
• Showers and cloudy skies with a high of 61 degrees.

Top Stories
• As 21 states hit their peak 7-day average of new COVID-19 cases this week, these three U.S. counties are the last to avoid the virus altogether.

• Police arrested a man seen attempting to scale the New York Times building in Midtown Manhattan.

•  According to a new City Council analysis of DOE data, majority Black and Latino public schools saw lower remote learning attendance last spring.

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Brooklyn News
• Climate activists chained themselves inside an excavation site in East Williamsburg where National Grid is installing a high pressure gas pipeline.

• The Brooklyn Diocese continued its fight in federal court to get churches in Brooklyn and Queens red zones reopened.

• Governor Cuomo has appointed a special commission to oversee the creation of a statue in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsberg in Brooklyn.

Politics
• Joe Biden revealed his campaign raised a record-breaking $383 million in September, its second straight historic monthly fundraising haul

• New York court officials are reviewing recent cases handled by a State Supreme Court judge forced to retire due to early onset Alzheimer’s.

Entertainment
• Showtime announced it will revive “Dexter” for a 10-episode limited series.

• Ice Cube is defending his decision to work with President Donald Trump on a “Platinum Plan” for the Black community.

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Roller Skating, Biking + Boating. Oct 13th – Nov 1st Enjoy the beautiful Fall weather with a skate, a row or a bike ride in Prospect Park.  Admission, Rentals Fees & Hours.  LeFrak Center @ Lakeside, Prospect Park
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Buzzing Back

• In 1957 this song by Sam Cooke is released and will become his biggest hit, topping the charts and selling more than 2.5 million copies.

• In 1962 bassist Flea is born in Melbourne, Australia.  He has been in this band since 1983, and is considered one of the greatest bassists of all-time.

Opinion
• In an op-ed for the Daily News, Errol Louis implores New Yorkers to start getting engaged in the mayoral selection process now.

• A USA Today columnist argues that Donald Trump’s divisive racial politics willultimately backfire.

In the Blogs
• Coney Island and Gravesend residents met outside the Unknown Bikers Club for an event to foster tolerance, inspired by The Human Library.

• A new coffee shop called Green Lane Coffee has opened in Greenpoint near McGolrick Park.

Trending in New York
• Feinstein
• Nicki
• #ByeTiffany
• Steve Scully
• #NBCBlackout

Scoreboard
• The Houston Astros (2-3) avoided elimination once again, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 4 to 3 in ALCS Game 5.

• The Atlanta Braves (3-1) furthered their NLDS lead, topping the Los Angeles Dodgers 10 to 2 in Game 4.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Astros and Rays go head-to-head for Game 6 at 6 p.m.
• The Dodgers take on the Braves at 9 p.m.
Saturday
• UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie. Main Card starts at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Giants (0-5) host the Washington Football Team at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (0-5) take on the Miami Dolphins at 4 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a five-story mixed-use building in Greenpoint.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 17th 3-4:30pm – 420 64th Street, Apt PH2, Bay Ridge – Renovated Penthouse condo features a balcony w/ amazing view of the Verrazano Bridge, 1 BR, 1 bath, shared roof deck, open layout concept.  $535,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

OPEN HOUSE- Sun Oct 18th 12-1pm (By Appt Only) – 88 Conselyea Street, Apt 1, Williamsburg – Duplex ground floor, corner Condo offers 2 BRs, 2 bath, granite kitchen w/ SS appliances, central air, shared rooftop terrace, storage bin basement.  $969,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Canarsie – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,063 square foot condo at 1251 E 80th St. for $425,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Here are 15 exciting new restaurants you can check out in Brooklyn right now.

• Eric See is back on the dining scene and bringing New Mexican-style breakfast burritos to Crown Heights with his new bakery Ursula.

Restaurant ABC’s – Cobble Hill
Grade A – Libertador, 404 Henry St. Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Alma, 187 Columbia St. Evidence of mice; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Sanitized equipment or utensil improperly used or stored.
Grade C – Joya, 215 Court St. Personal cleanliness inadequate; Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Cold food item held above 41º F; Food not protected from potential source of contamination.

Events
Prospect Park – 7 to 10 p.m. – Beyonce Dreamland Roller Disco.  LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Drive

Saturday
Prospect Park – Various Times – Green & Go Kits – Volunteer Cleanup.
Dumbo - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Brooklyn Flea. Manhattan Bridge Archway, 80 Pearl Street
Greenpoint – 11 a.m to 2 p.m. – Town Square’s Pumpkin Day!  Tickets  Greenpoint Terminal Market, 2 Noble Street

Sunday
 Prospect Park – Various Times – Green & Go Kits – Volunteer Cleanup.
Gowanus – 7 to 9 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Shaun of the Dead. RSVP Parklife, 636 Degraw Street

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October 16th, 2020 at 9:15 am

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Morning Buzz: Vigil for Langone nurse killed biking home, Richardson goes on social media rant

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Thursday, October 15

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 74.

Top Stories
• Mayor Bill de Blasio disputes claims that a rift led the NYPD’s chief of patrol to retire.

• Flight crews reported a man flying in a jet pack over Los Angeles for the second time.

• Dr. Anthony Fauci predicts that a coronavirus vaccine could be widely availableby April.

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Brooklyn News
• A vigil was held for Clara Kang, the nurse from Long Island City who was killed while biking home from NYU Langone.

• Demonstrators in Brooklyn honored George Floyd on what would have been his 47th birthday yesterday.

• Brooklyn Assemblywoman Diana Richardson went on a social media video tirade after 2017 criminal charges she beat her son were rehashed in the press.

Politics
• Congressman Max Rose defended his vote to impeach Donald Trump during a debate with Nicole Malliotakis.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo is threatening to withhold state funds from cities – including the five boroughs – if social distancing guidelines aren’t enforced.

Entertainment
• NBC is facing serious backlash for booking a Trump town hall that will air the same time Joe Biden is appearing on ABC.

• Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 hit “Dreams” made it back to No. 2 on the Billboard charts thanks to a viral TikTok video.

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Town Square’s Pumpkin Day. Sat Oct 17th Staggered times from 11am to 2pm – Pick your own pumpkin, enjoy arts & crafts. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Greenpoint Terminal Market, 2 Noble St., Greenpoint
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Buzzing Back

• In 1995, Paul and Linda McCartney are the guest voices on Fox-TV’s The Simpsons in an episode called “Lisa the Vegetarian.”

• In 1992, actor Vincent Martella is born in Rochester, New York. He played the best friend to Chris on this 2005 CW series.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate argues that the Post’s controversial “scoop” on Hunter Biden involves some shady behavior by a laptop repairman.

• An NYIT professor writes in the Greenpoint Star that just because we have a vaccine doesn’t mean the pandemic is over.

In the Blogs
• Greenpoint’s popular Acme Smoked Fish is starting an online store.

• A man was shot in East Williamsburg while sitting in his car on BushwickAvenue.

Trending in New York
#EndSWAT
#FireChuckTodd
Iowa
#BTSxBBMAs
MSNBC

Scoreboard
• In the MLB playoffs, the Dodgers crushed the Braves, 15-3. The Braves have a 2-1 lead in the series with Game Four tonight at 8:08 p.m.

• The Astros topped the Rays, 5-3, to avoid elimination. The Rays lead the series, 3-1, with Game Five today at 5:07 p.m.

• The Thursday Night Football matchup between the Chiefs and Bills has been moved to Monday because of positive COVID-19 tests.

• John Jastremski of WFAN writes in his weekly column for the Greenpoint Star that the Yankees are good, but they’re not good enough.

• The Islanders put the final beam in place on their new home arena at Belmont.

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Real Estate
• New Yorkers fleeing the coronavirus are fueling a real estate boom in Maine.

OPEN HOUSE – Thurs Oct 15th 6-7pm – 415 Argyle Road, Unit 7T, Ditmas Park – 1 BR/1B co-op has combo LR/ kitchen, close to transportation, shopping and trendy cafes. $420,000. Capri Jet Realty 347-450-3577

OPEN HOUSE – Thurs Oct 15th 5:30-7pm – 176 Skillman Avenue, Williamsburg – Six-family home in prime location – great investment property. 6 BRs, 6 bath, large yard. Close to all. $2.188M. Eliot Hill Realty 917-209-5686 

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath 1,650-square-foot single-family home at 440 67th Street in Bay Ridge for $700,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s the best luxury watches for the fall 2020.

• Vintage Stock Reserve is giving old clothes new life on TikTok.

Events
Cobble Hill - 7 p.m. – Cobble Hill Association Annual Meeting via Zoom. JOIN HERE

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October 16th, 2020 at 9:14 am

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Morning Buzz: Williamsburg man fatally shot in his car, RBG statue coming next Women’s History Month

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Wednesday, October 14

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 71 degrees.

Top Stories
• Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett steered clear of questions on abortion, health care and the election in the confirmation hearing.

• The Supreme Court granted the Trump administration’s request to stop the 2020 Census count before the end of October.

• Governor Cuomo’s new book about his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic is now out in stores.

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Brooklyn News
• A 38-year-old man was fatally shot as he sat in his car by a gun-wielding attacker in Williamsburg.

The NYPD rescued an injured hawk that was stranded in Brighton Beach.

• A Ruth Bader Ginsburg statue is coming to Brooklyn next year during Women’s History Month.

Politics
• Mayoral candidates participated in their first virtual forum and answered questions on policing, real estate and economic recovery.

• NYPD’s Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo has resigned over a rift with the mayor.

Entertainment
• The sequel to Eddie Murphy’s “Coming to America” has moved from Paramount to Amazon.

• “Two and a Half Men” star Conchata Ferrell has died at the age of 77.

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Beyonce Dreamland Roller Disco Fri Oct 16th 7-10pm A themed, dress up roller skating experience. 21+ Valid ID required. Tickets. LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Drive, Prospect Park.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1994, “Pulp Fiction” opens in theaters. The movie was made for less than $10 million, but brings in more than $100 million at the box office.

• In 1927, actor Roger Moore is born in London. He replaced this actor in 1973 and became this British Secret Service Agent.

Opinion
• S.E. Cupp writes in the Daily News that Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination may well supercharge Democratic turnout in the election.

• USA Today urges government leaders not to inject politics into vaccine policy.

In the Blogs
• The long-awaited Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center is opening next week.

• Acme Smoked Fish has launched a new online store with coast-to-coast shipping.

Trending in New York
• Bell
Altuve
Josh Norman
Neymar
Minecraft Steve

Scoreboard
• The Tennessee Titans topped the Buffalo Bills, 42-16, in a Tuesday Night Football matchup.

• The Jets have released disgruntled running back Le’Veon Bell.

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner apologized to fans, and indicated that both Aaron Boone and Brian Cashman will return.

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Real Estate
• Industrial leasing is surging in New York City even as other sector flounder.

• For Sale – 8502 Ft. Hamilton Pkwy #2G, Bay Ridge - Renovated 2 BR condo has 1 bath, kitchen w/ granite countertops, SS appliances, dishwasher, abundant closets, live-in super, camera security, card operated laundry.  $489,000. Homes.com. 347-943-8446

• Sold – Flatbush – An eight-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,400-square-foot house at 260 Westminster Road for $1.7 million. Zillow.

Business News
• IKEA customers can now sell items back to the furniture retailer for resale as secondhand.

• AMC warned investors that it could run out of cash this year.

Events
• Bushwick – 8:30 a.m. – Assemblywoman Maritza Davila, local parents speak on need for accountability, rapid testing. PS 116, 515 Knickerbocker Ave.

Downtown – 10:30 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams to go on “back-to-work” subway ride with business leaders to show that the train system is safe. Borough Hall station, 209 Joralemon St.

Noon – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, advocates call for actions and initiatives to combat rise of violence against trans community. Facebook Live.

Downtown – Noon – Police Commissioner Dermot Shea attends Eastern District of New York announcement on federal strategies to address gun violence. 271-A Cadman Plaza East, fifth floor.

2 p.m. – Public Advocate Williams performs in “The King Lear Project” with Theater of War Productions. Livestream here.

Gowanus – 8 to 10 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Edward Scissorhands. Parklife, 636 Degraw St.

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October 14th, 2020 at 8:47 am

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Morning Buzz: Senate holds first day of confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett; Woman mysterious found dead on a bench in Coney Island

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Tuesday, October 13

Weather
• Showers continuing into the afternoon. High of 66 degrees.

Top Stories
• Senate Republicans and Democrats clashed during the first day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

• Governor Cuomo unveiled a new statue of Mother Cabrini during New York’s virtual Columbus Day Parade.

• New York City’s nearly 100-year-old Roosevelt Hotel is closing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Brooklyn News
• Cops are investigating the mysterious death of a woman found unconscious on a bench outside a building in Coney Island.

• Activists are on high alert after officers appearing to be with immigration enforcement or the NYPD tried to raid two Brooklyn apartments last week.

• Heshy Tischler was arrested for inciting a riot, but a Twitter “fan account” with his name told supporters to gather outside a Brooklyn reporter’s home.

Politics
• Landlords, apartment owners and housing industry groups have waged a legal war against the federal moratorium on evictions.

• Lawmakers have been discussing second $1,200 stimulus checks for 5 months now. This is where negotiations stand at this point.

Entertainment
• Run the Jewels rapper Killer Mike launched an online banking service that aims to help consumers to support Black-owned banks and businesses.

• Matthew McConaughey reunited with the “Dazed and Confused” cast for an event to promote voting awareness.

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The Age of Witch Hunts Tues Oct 13th 7:30-9pm. With Halloween just around the corner, this talk will focus on one of humanity’s oldest fears: witches. But this time, it’s the witches who have a reason to be afraid. Presented by Brooklyn Brainery  $6
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Buzzing Back

• In 1970 Janis Joplin’s ashes are scattered off the coast of California.

• In 2001 TV actor Caleb McLaughlin is born in Carmel Heights, NY.  He began his acting career as Young Simba in this Broadway hit musical.

Opinion
• A contributor to the Times says Americans shouldn’t be so sure that Amy Coney Barrett would overturn Roe v. Wade if appointed to the Supreme Court.

• Lawrence Torcello argues in the Daily News that associating Italian-Americans with Columbus is a form of cultural erasure.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn Community Board 1 will hold its October public meeting and board hearing this week, discussing fiscal year 2022 budget priorities.

• Council Member Antonio Reynoso has gained several big endorsements over the past few weeks in his bid for Brooklyn Borough President.

Trending in New York
• Kanye
• Columbus
• Brees
• Herbert
• Kentucky

Scoreboard
• The New Orleans Saints topped the L.A. Chargers 30 to 27 in overtime for Monday Night Football.

• Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan has died at age 77.

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Real Estate
• Construction continues on an enormous and long-in-the-works block-long development in Dumbo.

• For Sale – 80A Aberdeen Street, Bushwick – Two family home 6 BRs, 2 bath total. Unfinished full basement w/ outside entrance from backyard. $960,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

• Sold – Flatbush – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 775 square foot apartment at 657 E 26th St. for $310,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Meet the Idaho potato worker who sent Fleetwood Mac sales soaring with a video on TikTok.

• Facebook announced it will finally remove “any content that denies or distortsthe Holocaust.”

Events
• 7 p.m.  - Name That Tune with The American Pops Orchestra.  Donate here.  Presented by Queensborough Performing Arts Center.

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October 13th, 2020 at 10:11 am

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Morning Buzz: Senate holds first day of confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett; Woman mysterious found dead on a bench in Coney Island

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Tuesday, October 13

Weather
• Showers continuing into the afternoon. High of 66 degrees.

Top Stories
• Senate Republicans and Democrats clashed during the first day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

• Governor Cuomo unveiled a new statue of Mother Cabrini during New York’s virtual Columbus Day Parade.

• New York City’s nearly 100-year-old Roosevelt Hotel is closing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Brooklyn News
• Cops are investigating the mysterious death of a woman found unconscious on a bench outside a building in Coney Island.

• Activists are on high alert after officers appearing to be with immigration enforcement or the NYPD tried to raid two Brooklyn apartments last week.

• Heshy Tischler was arrested for inciting a riot, but a Twitter “fan account” with his name told supporters to gather outside a Brooklyn reporter’s home.

Politics
• Landlords, apartment owners and housing industry groups have waged a legal war against the federal moratorium on evictions.

• Lawmakers have been discussing second $1,200 stimulus checks for 5 months now. This is where negotiations stand at this point.

Entertainment
• Run the Jewels rapper Killer Mike launched an online banking service that aims to help consumers to support Black-owned banks and businesses.

• Matthew McConaughey reunited with the “Dazed and Confused” cast for an event to promote voting awareness.

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The Age of Witch Hunts Tues Oct 13th 7:30-9pm. With Halloween just around the corner, this talk will focus on one of humanity’s oldest fears: witches. But this time, it’s the witches who have a reason to be afraid. Presented by Brooklyn Brainery  $6
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Buzzing Back

• In 1970 Janis Joplin’s ashes are scattered off the coast of California.

• In 2001 TV actor Caleb McLaughlin is born in Carmel Heights, NY.  He began his acting career as Young Simba in this Broadway hit musical.

Opinion
• A contributor to the Times says Americans shouldn’t be so sure that Amy Coney Barrett would overturn Roe v. Wade if appointed to the Supreme Court.

• Lawrence Torcello argues in the Daily News that associating Italian-Americans with Columbus is a form of cultural erasure.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn Community Board 1 will hold its October public meeting and board hearing this week, discussing fiscal year 2022 budget priorities.

• Council Member Antonio Reynoso has gained several big endorsements over the past few weeks in his bid for Brooklyn Borough President.

Trending in New York
• Kanye
• Columbus
• Brees
• Herbert
• Kentucky

Scoreboard
• The New Orleans Saints topped the L.A. Chargers 30 to 27 in overtime for Monday Night Football.

• Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan has died at age 77.

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Real Estate
• Construction continues on an enormous and long-in-the-works block-long development in Dumbo.

• For Sale – 80A Aberdeen Street, Bushwick – Two family home 6 BRs, 2 bath total. Unfinished full basement w/ outside entrance from backyard. $960,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

• Sold – Flatbush – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 775 square foot apartment at 657 E 26th St. for $310,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Meet the Idaho potato worker who sent Fleetwood Mac sales soaring with a video on TikTok.

• Facebook announced it will finally remove “any content that denies or distortsthe Holocaust.”

Events
• 7 p.m.  - Name That Tune with The American Pops Orchestra.  Donate here.  Presented by Queensborough Performing Arts Center.

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October 13th, 2020 at 10:05 am

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Morning Buzz: Cops break up party filled with violence, Heshy Tischler taken into custody and charged

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Monday, October 12
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Columbus Day. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Rain all day with a high of 58 degrees.

Top Stories
• New York City officials gave out 62 fines totaling $150,000 for violations of COVID-19 rules.

• Orthodox Jewish activist Heshy Tischler was taken into police custody and charged with inciting a riot and unlawful imprisonment.

• Governor Cuomo will unveil a Mother Cabrini statue in Battery Park City.

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Brooklyn News
• Cops broke up a raucous party filled with fighting in Williamsburg, leading to 10 arrests for assault.

• Protesters supporting Armenia stopped traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge and waved flags.

• Advocates rallied in Brooklyn calling for a pause on the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

Politics
• A new poll showed Joe Biden beating Donald Trump by a double-digit margin.

• Schumer is asking Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to recuse herself on Obamacare and election cases if confirmed.

Entertainment
• Jack White paid tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen in his “Saturday Night Live” performance.

Chrissy Teigen has returned to social media after suffering a pregnancy loss.

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Public Art: Inspired by “What is Left” Running until May 2021 A public art installation bringing a message of resilience and perseverance to the Brooklyn community. Click here for more information. Prospect Park Bandshell, 141 Prospect Park West, Park Slope.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1997, singer John Denver dies in an aircraft accident.

• In 1986, actor Tyler Blackburn is born in Burbank, CA. He is best known for his role as Caleb Rivers in this 2010 popular Freeform drama series, and its spinoff.

Opinion
• Harry Siegel writes in the Daily News that New York City’s mayoral field is hugely underwhelming.

• Tim Wu argues in the Times that New York’s commercial rents are too damn high, making it harder for the city to recover.

In the Blogs
• The nonprofit Churches United for Fair Housing has formed a 501c4 group called CUFFH Action.

• Here is a rundown of some Brooklyn businesses permanently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trending in New York
• Lakers
#LovecraftCountry
JR Smith
GOAT
#RHOP

Scoreboard
• The Giants (0-5) fell in a heartbreaker to the Dallas Cowboys, 37-34.

• The Jets (0-5) were routed by the Arizona Cardinals, 30-10.

• The LA Lakers topped the Miami Heat, 106-93, to win the NBA Finals, 4-2. LeBron James won his fourth championship and his fourth Finals MVP.

• Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic to win his 13th French Open title, tying Roger Federer with 20 Grand Slams.

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Real Estate
• New York’s malls are seeing a slow recovery one month after reopening.

• For Sale – 176 Skillman Avenue, Williamsburg – Six family building in prime location offers 6 BRs, 6 bath, close to schools, shopping  & restaurants. Large yard to entertain or expand. $2M. Eliot Hill Realty.  917-209-5686

• Sold – Flatlands – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,350-square-foot house at 1533 East 53rd Street for $575,000. Zillow.

Events
• Borough Park – 2:30 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams, Reverend Erick Salgado call for new model of precision COVID-19 enforcement targeting non-compliance. 756 McDonald Ave.

Written by BKTicker

October 12th, 2020 at 9:16 am

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Morning Buzz: Thirteen charged in plot to kidnap Michigan governor; Brooklyn Diocese sues Governor Cuomo for church capacity limits

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Friday, October 9

Weather
• Sunny skies with a high of 69 degrees.

Top Stories
• Thirteen members of an anti-government group bent on igniting a civil war are charged in a plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

• So-called “blue flight” retirements are thinning NYPD ranks to levels not seen bythe force in nearly a decade.

• Tory Lanez has been charged with assault for allegedly shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the feet while at a party in Hollywood Hills.

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Brooklyn News
• The Diocese of Brooklyn sued Governor Cuomo for allegedly violating its First Amendment rights by limiting capacity at churches in Brooklyn and Queens.

• Mayor de Blasio called for immediate consequences in the assault of a reporter who was covering a second night of protests in Borough Park.

• The NYC Department of Investigation will probe into the printing mishap that caused thousands of flawed absentee ballots to be sent to Brooklyn voters.

Politics
• The state Board of Elections confirmed early voting sites in Brooklyn and Queens will open on Oct. 24, as scheduled, even if they are currently closed.

• The status of the second presidential debate was cast into doubt, with Trumpobjecting to a virtual format.

Entertainment
• Poet Louise Glück has become the first American woman to win the Nobel prize for literature in 27 years.

• Carlos Santana is paying tribute to his Latin heritage with his new cannabisbrand Mirayo by Santana.

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Brooklyn Flea. Every Saturday 10am to 5 pm. Vintage items, jewelry, clothing and more! Strict guidelines in effect. Manhattan Bridge Archway, 80 Pearl Street, Dumbo
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Buzzing Back

• In 1961 this song by Ray Charles becomes his 2nd tune to top the Billboard Pop Chart. The song has been ranked #377 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

• In 1940 rock singer John Lennon is born in England.  During his lifetime he became one of the most influential songwriters in history, and was a symbol of the counterculture of the time.

Opinion
• A contributor to the Daily News says de Blasio and Cuomo are to blame for anger in ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods.

• USA Today has suggestions for how colleges can “do right” by students amid COVID-19.

In the Blogs
• The full program has been released for the 13th annual Bushwick Film Festivallater this month.

• This spontaneous street band saved the summer in Prospect Park.

Trending in New York
• Monty
• #Supernatural
• Titans
• Chad Green
• Mel Gibson

Scoreboard
• The Yankees tied up their series with the Tampa Bay Rays with a 5 to 1 win. They take on the Rays in Game 5 tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Bears topped the Buccaneers 20 to 19 for the Thursday Night Football matchup.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Lakers (leading 3-1) look to take the title against the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at 9 p.m.
Saturday
• UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen. Main Card starts at 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Jets (0-4) host the Arizona Cardinals at 1 p.m.
• The Giants (0-4) face the Dallas Cowboys at 4:25 p.m.

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Real Estate
OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 10th 11am-1pm – 311 83rd Street, Bayridge - Three family semi detached brick home w/ private driveway & attached garage.  3 BRs, 3 bath, beautifully landscaped front garden, covered terrace. Close to all.  $1.1M. Zillow.com 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 11th 1:30-3pm – 27 Sutton Street, Greenpoint - Charming 2 family home w/ backyard and walking distance to McCarren & McGolrick Parks. 5 BRs, 3 bath total. Kitchen w/ SS appliances, washer dryer, utility room.  $1.789M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

• Sold – Flatbush – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 775 square foot apartment at 657 E 26th St. for $315,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Greenpoint pop-up Edith’s, which has been serving bagel sandwiches from inside neighborhood pizzeria Paulie Gee’s, has now been extended indefinitely.

• Brooklynites can now get a taste of Guyana favorite German’s Soup at therestaurant’s new location in Crown Heights.

Restaurant ABC’s – Clinton Hill
Grade A – The Social Butterfly, 857 Atlantic Ave. Evidence of mice; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade B – Mega Bites, 245 Dekalb Ave. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Live roaches present; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Buka, 946 Fulton St. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
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Saturday
Dumbo – 10 a.m. to 5p.m. – Brooklyn Flea.  Manhattan Bridge Archway, 80 Pearl Street
9 p.m. – Led Zepagain: Online Concert.  The “World’s Greatest Tribute” to Led Zeppelin – performing Led Zeppelin II in it’s entirety.  $15

Sunday
• 7 p.m.Special Event – Gunnar & Matthew Nelson – the twin sons of singer Ricky Nelson and the grandsons of Ozzie & Harriet Nelson share laughs, music & memories.  Tickets.  Presented by Queensborough Performing Arts Center

Written by BKTicker

October 9th, 2020 at 8:39 am

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Morning Buzz: Reporter attacked by Hasidic protestors, Man killed inside illegal gambling den in Brownsville

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Thursday, October 8

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 65.

Top Stories
• Thirty-three more public schools will close this morning because they are in coronavirus cluster zones.

• Mask usage on subways was on the decline until $50 fines started being issuedto offenders.

• The government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak was a heated topic in last night’s vice presidential debate.

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Brooklyn News
• Hours after beating a man unconscious, Hasidic protestors turned on a reporter and torched face masks as they returned to the streets last night.

• One man was killed and three others wounded following a shooting inside an illegal gambling den in Brownsville.

• Angry Park Slope residents says a posh private school blindsided them with unannounced street closures.

Politics
• Aleda Gagarin is the tenth person to announce they will seek to replace Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz when she vacates her Forest Hills seat.

• Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon has announced that she if running for Brooklyn borough president. She would be the first woman to hold the post.

Entertainment
• Sammy Hagar told Howard Stern that he and Eddie Van Halen secretly reconciled earlier this year.

• Country singer Morgan Wallen was supposed to be this week’s musical guest on SNL, until he was caught on video partying without a mask.

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Rebuild My Town: New York City Oct 8th 2:30 p.m.- Spectrum Reach has partnered with entrepreneurs and marketing experts to share insights and ideas to help businesses rebuild. Local Businesses are Encouraged to Participate
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Buzzing Back

• In 1974, after a long dry-spell Dionne Warwick returned to the top ten with this song, recorded with The Spinners.

• In 1970, actor Matt Damon is born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He first became known for his co-writing collaboration with this actor.

Opinion
• A public school teacher shares in the Daily News what it is like to be an educator during an outbreak.

• A columnist for the Post says Mike Pence did well in last night’s debate, but this year’s election is still all about Donald Trump.

In the Blogs
• The full program for the 13th Annual Bushwick Film Festival has been released.

Trending in New York
Pence
#VPDebate
Susan
#VicePresidentialDebate
#flygate

Scoreboard
• The Yankees are down 2-1 after an 8-4 loss to Tampa Bay. The Yankees will look to avoid elimination tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• Tampa Bay (3-1) and Chicago (3-1) meet on Thursday Night Football. Kick-off is at 8:20 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Real estate on Roosevelt Island is booming thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

OPEN HOUSE – Thurs Oct 8th – By Appt Only –  415 Argyle Road, Unit 7T, Ditmas Park – 1 BR/1B top floor co-op. Combo LR/ kitchen, customized A/C units, low maintenance. $449,000 Capri Jet Realty 347-450-3577 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 11th Noon – 1 p.m. – 419 Carlton Avenue, Apt F, Fort Greene – 2 BR, 2 bath condo has open floor plan w/ natural light & high ceilings.  Shared courtyard, bike storage, close to all.  $899,999. Zillow.com 

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath 1,215-square-foot apartment at 1206 Pacific Street in Crown Heights for $700,000.

Style & Fashion
• A $19 turtleneck with a face mask sells out after Kate Moss’ sister wears it.

• Levi’s has launched Levi’s Secondhand, its own recommerce site and buybackprogram.

Events
Sunset Park - 11 a.m.LiveOnNY’s annual Organ Donor Enrollment Day. NYU Langone Hospital, 150 55th St.

• Brownsville – Noon – Borough President Eric Adams and SL Green CEO Marc Holiday deliver 2,000 meals. Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, 555 Rockaway Parkway

• Downtown - 2 p.m – Adams joins LiveOnNY to urge New Yorkers to register to become organ donors. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Webinar - 2:30 p.m. – Rebuild My Town: New York City.  Sponsored by Spectrum Reach. Join here.

Written by BKTicker

October 9th, 2020 at 8:38 am

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