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Morning Buzz: Health Department threatens shutdown of COVID hotspots; Cypress Hills bodega owner stabbed in the neck during robbery

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Friday, September 25

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 81 degrees.

Top Stories
• Calls mount from activists and politicians for more information on how a grand jury decided not to charge Louisville policemen in the killing of Breonna Taylor

• John Burns stepped down from his job as first deputy commissioner at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings after a harassment probe.

• The NYC Health Department threatened to shut non-essential businesses and limit gatherings in the city’s coronavirus hotspots if cases continue to rise.

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Brooklyn News
• The owner of a Cypress Hills bodega was critically injured when he was repeatedly stabbed in the neck during a robbery.

• Firefighters in Old Mill Basin found wads of cash when they cut through a ceiling while battling flames at a neighborhood home.

• The chair of Brooklyn’s Community Board 7 has thrown his hat in the ring to replace Council Member Carlos Menchaca of District 38.

Politics
• Though President Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses, his team is carefully developing plans for a smooth transition.

• Meet Amy Coney Barrett, the frontrunner for Trump’s Supreme Courtnomination.

Entertainment
• Singer Zayn Malik and model Gigi Hadid have welcomed a daughter together.

• Hulu is apologizing after promoting a Breonna Taylor documentary while news broke about indictments in her case.

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Farm Aid 2020 On The Road  Sat Sept 26th 8pm. Marking its 35th Anniversary, Willie Nelson, John Mellanchamp & Dave Matthews join a cast of musicians showcasing the story of US farmers and to raise the critical funds needed to maintain farms across the country.  Donate HERE.  Watch HERE.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1973 The Rolling Stones‘ “Goats Head Soup” album turns Gold on the strength of this single.

• In 1983 TV actor Donald Glover is born at Edwards Air Force Base, CA. Under this alias rapper name, he gained widespread attention for this hit song, after it debuted on SNL.

Opinion
• USA Today argues U.S. Supreme Court justices should have term limits.

•  In wake of the decision not to charge Louisville officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death, the NY Times says it hurts to keep hoping for justice.

In the Blogs
• The owners of La Merced in Greenpoint bring a Mexican flair to their new juice bar.

Trending in New York
Tory
• KACEY
• Ryan Fitzpatrick
• Da’Vonne
• Gmail

Scoreboard
• The Mets (26-31) topped the Washington Nationals, 3 to 2.

• The Yankees (32-25) fell to the Toronto Blue Jays, 1 to 4.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets face the Nationals at 6 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Miami Marlins at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• The Yankees face the Marlins at 1 p.m.
• The Mets take on the Nationals at 6 p.m.
• UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa. Main Card starts at 10 p.m.
Sunday
• The Giants (0-2) host the San Francisco 49ers at 1 p.m.
• The Mets play the Nationals at 3 p.m.
• The Yankees round out their series with the Marlins at 3 p.m.
• The Jets (0-2) take on the Indianapolis Colts at 4 p.m.

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Real Estate
• The developers behind Industry City abandoned a rezoning proposal after concerns were raised about gentrification.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 26th 1-2:30pm. 100 Maspeth Avenue #3A, Williamsburg – 2 BR, 2 bath condo w/ full park views & Manhattan skyline. Amenities include: private rooftop cabana, indoor salt-water pool, spa, Jacuzzi, sauna.  $899,000. Realtor.com

 OPEN HOUSE – Sun Sept 27th 2-3:30pm – 27 Sutton Street, Greenpoint – Charming 2 family home w/ backyard. 1st flr has 2 BRs, 1 bath, 2nd flr has 2 BRs + office space. Two blocks to McCarren Park. $1.789M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,228 square foot home at 722 E 38th St. for $710,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Longstanding Williamsburg breakfast hotspot Egg will be permanently shutting down at the end of September.

• Popular “Tastes of Brooklyn” food and drink crawl will come to Crown Heights and Prospect Heights for the first time next weekend.

Restaurant ABC’s – Flatbush
Grade A – Natural Blend, 2251 Church Ave. Food contact surface not properly maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Deli El Bigotes, 3 E 31st St. Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Live roaches present; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – Lakay Venus Restaurant, 637 Rogers Ave. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Cold food item held above 41º F; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
Downtown – 7 to 9 p.m. – Journey to the Stars.   Details hereThis event is first come, first served and weather permitting.  Brooklyn Bridge Park

Saturday
8 p.m. - Farm Aid 2020 On The Road.  Donate HERE.  Watch HERE.
Dumbo - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Brooklyn Flea.  Manhattan Bridge Archway, 80 Pearl Street

Sunday
Downtown – 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Beach Scavenger Hunt! Free – Advanced Registration Required. Brooklyn Bridge Park

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September 25th, 2020 at 9:18 am

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Morning Buzz: Two yeshivas closed amid COVID spike, Protest outside Barclays following grand jury decision in Breonna Taylor death

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Thursday, September 24

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 79 degrees.

Top Stories
• Two officers were shot in Louisville during protests after only one of the cops involved in the death of Breonna Taylor was indicted.

• Meanwhile, protests broke out in Manhattan and outside the Barclays Center after the grand jury’s decision was announced.

• Three MTA workers allegedly boozed, napped and watched TV in a secret man cave they built underneath the tracks at Grand Central Terminal.

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Brooklyn News
• Two yeshivas have been shut down as COVID-19 cases rise in south Brooklyn.

• A Brooklyn straphanger attacked another passenger when she tried to intervene while he was stealing a backpack.

• The demise of the Industry City project in Sunset Park could jeopardize future development projects in New York Cityl.

Politics
• Meet Zohran Mamdani, Astoria’s newest representative and an avowedsocialist.

• President Donald Trump called the grand jury’s decision to only indict one of the cops in the death of Breonna Taylor “really brilliant.”

Entertainment
• “Cake Boss” star Buddy Valastro mangled his hand in an accident in his home bowling alley.

• Here’s the best movies and shows disappearing from Netflix in October.

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Brooklyn Black Tie Ball Goes Virtual. Thurs Oct 1st 8pm. Join the Brooklyn Bridge Conservancy for this year’s virtual ball in celebration of our Environmental Education Centers 5th Birthday!  RSVP here.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1983, this song by Culture Club would go on to become a #1 hit in 16 countries worldwide.

• In 1976, wrestler Stephanie McMahon is born in Hartford, Connecticut. She is the daughter of this man, who is the CEO of the WWE.

Opinion
• The Daily News blasts City Council members for sinking the development project at Industry City, calling them “job-killers.”

• A columnist for Slate says Obamacare might survive even if the president does appoint a new justice to the Supreme Court.

In the Blogs
• A massive message to the governor and mayor has been painted on a Williamsburg street.

Trending in New York
#BlackLivesMatter
Tyler Herro
#BreonnaTaylorMatters
Tatum
Gigi

Scoreboard
• The Mets fell to the Rays, 8-5. The Mets (25-31) begin their final series of 2020 in Washington against the Nationals. First pitch is at 6:05 p.m.

• The Yankees were pounded by the Blue Jays, 14-1. New York (32-24) plays one more against Toronto at 6:37 p.m.

• The Dolphins (0-2) and Jaguars (1-1) meet on Thursday Night Football. Kick-off is at 8:20 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Brooklyn home sales are surging as the Manhattan market struggles.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 26th 12-2pm. 61-32 Palmetto Street, Ridgewood – Two family offers 6 rooms over 5 w/ full basement. Close to transportation. Nice backyard. $998,000 CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100 

OPEN HOUSE – Thurs Sept 24th 6-7pm & Sun Sept 27th 2-4pm – 420 64th Street, Unit PH2, Bay Ridge – Renovated 1 BR Penthouse. Private keyed elevator, shared roof deck w/ views. $549,000 Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 775-square-foot apartment at 205 Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill for $642,500.

Style & Fashion
• A racy underwear ad has critics charging it promotes Satanism.

• Twenty-five years, Gwen Stefani looks back on the music video that shaped her ’90’s style.

Events
• Bed-Stuy – 11 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams and Fresh Direct host food giveaway. Bethany Baptist Church, 460 Marcus Garvey Blvd.

Downtown – Noon – Adams to host meeting to discuss ways to advance nutrition education amid COVID-19 crisis. WATCH

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September 25th, 2020 at 9:18 am

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Morning Buzz: Developers pull proposed Industry City rezoning, Ocean Parkway COVID cluster concerns city

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Wednesday, September 23

Weather
• Mainly sunny with a high of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has topped 200,000, by far the highest in the world.

• The House passed a stopgap spending bill to avoid a partial shutdown of the government before the election.

• The MTA board will formally ban pooping on city buses and subways.

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Brooklyn News
• The developers behind the Industry City rezoning have pulled their proposalafter local officials came out against the project.

• City health officials are warning of the “Ocean Parkway cluster” of COVID-19 cases in south Brooklyn.

• Firefighters battled a brush fire that broke out in Bath Beach.

Politics
• Cindy McCain, the late John McCain’s widow, has endorsed Joe Biden.

In their first debate, Trump and Biden will discuss the coronavirus, the Supreme Court and the economy.

Entertainment
• The CW’s “Supergirl” is set to end after its sixth season.

Teddi Mellencamp is leaving “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” after three years. 

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Outdoor Cinema: Mad Max: Fury Road Wed Sept 23rd 8:30pm Time to get out and enjoy cocktails, tacos & movies in the great outdoors (weather permitting). Parklife, 636 Degraw St., Boerum Hill.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1972, singer Mac Davis earns one of 1970’s most head-scratching hits with this #1 hit.

• In 1949, Bruce Springsteen is born in Long Branch, NJ. Simply known as “The Boss” he initially struck fame in 1975 with this critically acclaimed album.

Opinion
• USA Today says the Trump administration isn’t the only one to blame for the 200,000 lives lost to COVID-19.

• Streetsblog says the mayor should ride the subways and buses more often to restore confidence in public transit.

In the Blogs
• Other Half Brewing is opening at Domino Park this October.

Brooklyn Women’s Exchange plans to reopen soon, but customers can still shop there online.

Trending in New York
• Lakers
#TIME100
Wells Fargo
alexa demie
Bumble Bee

Scoreboard
• The Mets (25-30) topped the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-2. They play again tonight at Citi Field with first pitch at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (32-23) blasted the Blue Jays, 12-1. They face off in Buffalo starting at 6:37 p.m.

• The Giants have agreed to a one-year contract with running back Devota Freeman to replace the injured Saquon Barkley.

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Real Estate
• New York lawmakers are pushing for a new millionaire’s tax help plug the state’s growing budget deficit.

• For Sale – 2793 Brown Street, Sheepshead Bay - One family home features 3 BRs, 2 full bath, front & rear terraces, modern EIK w/ SS appliances, washer/dryer, close to Marina.  $569,000. Realtor.com 

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,840-square-foot house at 2125 East 24th Street for $1.39 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Nike shares soared 13 percent as the company reported an 82 percent increase in online sales.

Sony’s shares slid two percent after Microsoft said it would buy the parent of games publisher Bethesda Softworks.

Events
• 11 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams speaks at virtual rally to call for a public bank in NYC. Join here.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – The History of the Scottish Highlands. $6. Presented by Brooklyn Brainery.

Boerum Hill - 8 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Mad Max: Fury Road. Parklife, 636 Degraw St.

8:30 p.m. – Seinfeld Trivia: yada, yada, yada. $10.

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September 23rd, 2020 at 8:54 am

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Morning Buzz: CDC backtracks on airborne Covid transmission guidance; Man killed by Q train during rush hour

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Tuesday, September 22

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 74 degrees.

Top Stories
• The CDC abruptly removed guidance about airborne coronavirus transmission from the agency’s website, claiming a recent update “was posted in error.”

• New York City employees facing potential layoffs should get early retirementincentives as part of the city’s efforts to identify savings.

• Data on educational neglect reports against parents last spring is prompting concerns that tech-deprived families could be targeted this school year.

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Brooklyn News
• A 40-year-old man was fatally struck by a Manhattan-bound Q train in Brooklynduring the evening rush hour.

• Governor Cuomo says the state is considering Brooklyn Bridge Park as a location to erect a statue honoring the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

• Five pedestrians in East New York were injured when two vehicles collided and hit them.

Politics
• Trump and his business could be facing a criminal tax probe by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office

• As the White House pushes for the Senate to confirm its Supreme Court nominee before Election Day, Senate Republican leaders remain noncommittal.

Entertainment
• Ellen DeGeneres offered a lengthly apology as she returned to the studio for the first time since reports of a toxic production environment at her show.

Hollywood unions have reached an agreement with the major studios on protocols to allow the industry to safely restart production.

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Carrie Mae Weems: RESIST COVID TAKE 6!  Running thru Nov 8th Bringing awareness to the greater impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities, a result of economic and social inequities. Brooklyn Museum Plaza, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Prospect Heights
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Buzzing Back

• In 1994 this hit sitcom about six young adults living in NYC debuts on NBC.

• In 1987 movie actor Tom Felton is born in England.  In 2010 and 2011, he won the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for playing this character in this movie series.

Opinion
• The NY Post says if New Yorkers don’t “wake up,” local Democratic Socialistswill gain control of the City Council and state Legislature.

• The NY Times says voting GOP in the upcoming election means voting against health care.

In the Blogs
• Two pizzerias in the same neighborhood are having very different experiences with the pandemic.

• Citlali Cocina in Greenpoint serves up Guadalajaran takeout.

Trending in New York
• #AnarchistJurisdiction
• Raiders
• Bobby Shmurda
• Lupe
• Jason Whitlock

Scoreboard
• The Mets (24-30) fell to the Tampa Bay Rays, 1 to 2. They face the Rays again tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Yankees (31-23) were crushed by the Toronto Blue Jays, 5 to 11. They take on the Blue Jays for another round tonight at 6:30 p.m.

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Real Estate
• The housing lottery is now open for a seven-story affordable housingdevelopment in East Williamsburg.

• For Sale – 180 Stockholm Street, Bushwick – Six family home in prime location! 3 levels, 6 apartments, each being a 2 BR, 1 bath unit.  Close to transportation, park, chops & cafes.  $900,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Park Slope - A 706 square foot studio at 226 16th St. for $658,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Twitter is looking into potential racial bias in its tweet image previews.

• Elon Musk’s Neuralink Is attempting to create Brain-Machine Interfaces that would help those living with paralysis.

Events
Downtown – 12 p.m. – Borough President Adams honors “Brooklyn’s COVID-19 Heroes.” Brooklyn Borough Hall Steps, 209 Joralemon St.

7 p.m.  – Name That Tune with The American Pops Orchestra.   Donate while you watch, or donate online.

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September 22nd, 2020 at 9:29 am

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Morning Buzz: RBG statue to be built in Brooklyn, Man injured after minibus crashes into Aston Martin

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Monday, September 21

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
• A woman was arrested by federal authorities for sending a ricin-laced package to Trump.

• A judge has halted the Trump administration’s order to remove WeChat from app stores.

• New York landmarks will be lit in blue to honor the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Brooklyn News
• Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be remembered with a statue in her native Brooklyn, Governor Cuomo announced.

• A man is in critical condition after a minibus crashed into an Aston Martin in Bushwick, ejecting him from the vehicle.

Brooklyn Flea has returned to Dumbo with new health and safety protocols.

Politics
• Joe Biden implored Senate Republicans to “follow your conscience” and not vote for a replacement for Justice Ginsburg.

• Two conservative female judges are on top of Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees.

Entertainment
• Here is the complete list of winners from the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke have welcomed their first child together.

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Nightly Sidewalk Cinema Movies will be shown every evening at 8 p.m. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. All guests must adhere to social distancing guidelines. Stay up-to-date on movie screening by checking their Instagram page. (@syndicatedbk). Syndicated, 40 Bogart St., Bushwick.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1985, actor George Clooney makes his first appearance on this TV sitcom.

• In 1971, actor Alfonso Riberio is born in the Bronx. In 1984, he appeared in a commercial for Pepsi with this entertainer.

Opinion
• USA Today says Mitch McConnell’s bid to ram through Ginsburg’s successor on the Supreme Court smacks of hypocrisy and cynicism.

• The Daily News says New York must remove from the books the statute that criminalizes Walking While Trans.

In the Blogs
• Longtime Bushwick photographer Phil Buehler will showcase his work over the past decade.

Photoville, an exhibit of contemporary photography, is back, but in a new format and at different locations.

Trending in New York
• Zendaya
Anthony Davis
Schitt’s Creek
#RHOP
Bad Bunny

Scoreboard
• The Mets (24-29) were blanked by the Atlanta Braves, 7-0. They host the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (31-22) fell to the Boston Red Sox, 10-2. They head to Buffalo to face the Toronto Blue Jays at 6:37 p.m.

• The Giants (0-2) lost to the Chicago Bears, 17-13. Big Blue fears that running back Saquon Barkley may have tore his ACL in the loss.

• The Jets (0-2) were routed by the San Francisco 49ers, 31-13.

Bryson DeChambeau captured the U.S. Open title with a dominating final round at Winged Foot.

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Real Estate
• Douglas Durst has been nominated to replace Bill Rudin as the chair of the Real Estate Board of New York.

• For Sale – 125 Oceana Drive East #6C, Brighton Beach – Located in a waterfront gated community, Condo has 3 BRs, 3 bath, great views.  $1.999M  Realtor.com 

• Sold – Bay Ridge – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,100-square-foot house at 7027 Perry Terrace for $950,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Sunday afternoon, inside 2951 Ocean Avenue in Sheepshead Bay, a 41-year-old maintenance employee discovered property missing and contacted the police. An investigation determined that earlier that day, an unknown man entered the residential building’s laundry room through a secured door. Once inside, he forcibly opened the money change machine and fled on foot.

Events
Bushwick - 8 p.m. – Nightly Sidewalk Cinema. Syndicated, 40 Bogart St.

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September 21st, 2020 at 9:10 am

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Morning Buzz: City pushes back start of in-person learning once again; Cabbies protest on the Brooklyn Bridge

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Friday, September 18
Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 67 degrees.

Top Stories
• NYC schools will not fully reopen on Monday as planned, after Mayor De Blasio agreed to another delay in his push to bring back in-person education.

• Rudy Giuliani was hit with new federal charges, for allegedly ripping off $2 million from investors through his business Fraud Guarantee.

• Cities on the Gulf Coast braced for more flooding, while racing to restore power in wake of Hurricane Sally.

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Brooklyn News
• A homeless man in Crown Height is left critically injured after being set on fire.

• Yellow cabs halted traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge as drivers protested, demanding debt forgiveness.

• In Bed-Stuy, an FDNY truck responding to a nearby fire crashed into an ambulance, killing the man who was being treated in it.

Politics
• Nearly 10,000 pages of newly released emails, memos and other private documents offer new details on the struggle faced by USPS.

• The director of the CDC told a Senate panel that he thinks it will take one year before a coronavirus vaccine will be “generally available” to the public.

Entertainment
• Jerry Harris from Netflix’s “Cheer” has been arrested on child pornography charges.

• Betty White reflects on her 70 years in the television industry.
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“SMORG TO GO” POP UP - Sats & Suns through Sept 11:30am to 8pm – Smorgasburg is launching a second takeout location in Prospect Park at LeFrak Center. This market will run trough the end of September with 7-10 vendors open each weekend.  Click here for pick up location. Prospect Park @ LeFrak Center
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Buzzing Back

• In 2017 71-year-old Jann Wenner, who co-founded Rolling Stone magazine in 1967, officially put the publication up for sale, saying “it’s time for young people to run it.”

• In 1973 movie actor James Marsden is born in Oklahoma.  His first acting job was a small recurring role on this 1993 hit sitcom. 

Opinion
• The Daily News says there can be no true recovery of the American economy without tackling the issue of student loans.

• A writer for Slate says Presidential hopeful Joe Biden may be blowing it with Latino voters.

In the Blogs
• The Bushwick Film Festival is coming soon and will present five days of virtual movie screenings, events and panels to viewers around the world.

• After spending $5K to build outdoor dining space, the owner of Park Slope’s Pizzatown was hit with cease and desist orders and threatened with fines.

Trending in New York
• Celtics
• Heat
• Mackenzie
• Kemba
• Joe Buck

Scoreboard
• The Mets (23-27) topped the Phillies, 10 to 6.

• The Yankees (29-21) beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 10 to 7.

• The Islanders gave up the Eastern Conference final to the Tampa Bay Lightning in OT, 2 to 1.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets face the Atlanta Braves at 7 p.m.
• The Yankees go head-to-head with the Boston Red Sox at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets play the Braves at 7 p.m.
• The Yankees take on the Red Sox at 7:30 p.m.
• UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Woodley. Main Card starts at 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets finish their series against the Braves at 1 p.m.
• The Yankees play the Red Sox at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (0-1) host the San Francisco 49ers at 1 p.m.
• The Giants (0-1) face the Chicago Bears at 1 p.m.

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Real Estate
OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 19th 11am-1pm – 176 Skillman Avenue, Williamsburg – 6 Family home in prime location. 6 BRs, 6 bath, large yard for entertaining, close to all.  $2.2M. Eliot Hill Realty. 917-209-5686

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Sept 20th 2-3:30pm – 27 Sutton Street, Greenpoint - Charming 2 family home w/ backyard delivered vacant. 5 BRs, 3 bath, kitchen w/ SS appliances & granite countertops, washer/dryer.  $1.789M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Bushwick – A five-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,850 square foot two family home at 1168 Madison St. for $1.13 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• After more than a decade in Crown Heights, Gloria’s Caribbean is still a mecca for West Indian fare.

• Auxilio Space, coming soon to Brooklyn, is slated to be a community kitchen and culinary center that addresses racial disparity in food.

Restaurant ABC’s – Park Slope
Grade A – Olivier, 469 4th Ave. Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Rice Thai, 311 7th Ave. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Food not cooled by an approved method.
Grade C – Fire Lounge DD, 593 3rd Ave. Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Appropriately scaled metal stem-type thermometer or thermocouple not provided or used; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor.

Events
7 p.m. – High Holidays 2020. Free from Brooklyn Bowl, without an audience. Join here. 

Saturday
Bushwick – 11 a.m. – North Brooklyn Census 2020 Push Event. Maria Hernandez Park. Corner of Knickerbocker Avenue & Starr Street.
Greenpoint – 6:30 p.m. – Greenpoint Drive In: Toy Story 4.  the Lot @ Broadway Stages, 211 Meserole Street  SOLD OUT 

Sunday
• No Events of Note

 

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September 18th, 2020 at 9:10 am

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Morning Buzz: DOE to look into Brooklyn hacking claims, FDNY vehicle crash kills one in Bed-Stuy

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Thursday, September 17

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 74.

Top Stories
• The first day of school in New York City was plagued by technical difficultiesand hackers.

• President Donald Trump says the director of the CDC was “confused” when he offered a 2021 timeline for a coronavirus vaccine.

• The City Council passed legislation that would allow restaurants to temporarily charge a 10 percent coronavirus recovery fee.

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Brooklyn News
• A 31-year-old man was shot inside a Bushiwck bodega as gun violence continues to plague the city.

• The DOE will investigate the claims of a Brooklyn mom who says her child’s remote learning classroom was hit by hackers who showed porn.

• Two FDNY vehicles collided in Bed-Stuy, leaving one person dead and several others injured.

Politics
• The ratings for President Donald Trump town hall on Tuesday night weredownright dismal.

• District leader spots in north Brooklyn continue to be hotly contested seats, and a new male leader has just been appointed in the 50th Assembly District.

Entertainment
• Bad boy Charlie Sheen denies rumors he played a part in getting ex-wife Denise Richards off “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

• Former “Sopranos” star Michael Imperioli has become Instagram’s favorite punkintellectual.

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80’s Mall Madness: Murder Mystery Party GameThe year is 1985. If you thought the hair and shoulder pads were big, wait ‘til you check out this whodunnit.  Downloadable – Available Anytime.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1955, actor James Dean urged teens to drive safely. At the end of the month, he would be killed in a high-speed car crash.

• In 1979, rapper Flo Rida is born in Miami Gardens, Florida. His 2009 song “Right Round” broke a record for digital sales.

Opinion
• The Daily News writes that the furloughs are City Hall are a good start, but much more needs to be done to fix the city’s budget deficits.

• A columnist for Slate says Attorney General Bill Barr is using a new scare tactic to undermine confidence in mail-in voting.

In the Blogs
• The Bushwick Film Festival launched it’s 13th annual event virtually.

Trending in New York
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#RHOBH
• #ACMawards
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Scoreboard
• The Mets topped the Phillies, 5-4. The Mets (22-27) play one more in Philadelphia tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• The Yankees crushed the Blue Jays, 13-2. New York (28-21) hosts Toronto again tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• The Lightning and Islanders meet in Game 6 of their playoff series at 8 p.m. Tampa Bay leads the series, 3-2.

• The Bengals (0-1) and Browns (0-1) meet on Thursday Night Football. Kick-off is at 8:20 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Brooklyn and Queens dominated the investment sales market in the period just after Labor Day, with sales in Red Hook and Long Island City to name two.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 19th 3:30-5pm & Sun Sept 20th 4-5pm (BY Appt Only) – 181 Irving Avenue, Bushwick –  4 family home + 2 stores. Four 2 BR/1B apts., 2 commercial stores. $2.999M Capri Jet Realty 347-450-3577

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Sept 20th 12-1:30pm – 590 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg – 3 Family home w/ backyard offers 8 BRs, 3 full bath, unfinished basement.  $2.350M. Capri Jet Realty 347-450-3577

• Sold – Three-bedroom, three-bath, 2,000-square-foot single-family home at 1493 East 31st Street in Marine Park for $740,000.

Style & Fashion
• Iconic fashion editor Andre Leon Talley trashed the stars of the “Real Housewives of Potomac” for their “wack” fashion choices.

• The designer of the pastel suits favored by Jay-Z and Alex Rodriguez is launching a line for women.

Events
• Virtual - 6 p.m. – Experts discuss need for affordable housing in Sunset Park. REGISTER

• Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams will host webinar on careers in gaming and e-sports. WATCH

Written by BKTicker

September 17th, 2020 at 9:34 am

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Morning Buzz: Flatbush school temporarily closes due to COVID, Suspect topples religious statue in Coney Island

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Wednesday, September 16

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 76 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump denied on a television town hall that he downplayed the threat of COVID-19, and later cast doubt on the effectiveness of face masks.

• Mayor de Blasio announced a three-pronged plan to clean up city streets amid complaints about increased garbage.

• Blended learning students will no longer be required to get live teaching on the days they learn remotely.

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Brooklyn News
• A Flatbush school is temporarily closing due to two positive COVID-19 cases.

• Police are trying to identify a man who toppled a religious statue in Coney Island.

• The fight over Industry City’s rezoning is heating up as opponents continue to protest the plan.

Politics
• Public Advocate Jumaane Williams has unveiled his own public safety reform proposal that de-emphasizes the NYPD.

• City Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s decision on Industry City could affect his mayoral ambitions.

Entertainment
• The entire “Saturday Night Live” cast is set to return for Season 46.

Cardi B has filed for divorce from Offset after nearly three years of marriage.

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Outdoor Cinema: When Harry Met Sally Wed Sept 16th 8:30pm Time to get out and enjoy cocktails, tacos & movies in the great outdoors (weather permitting). Parklife, 636 Degraw St., Boerum Hill.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1970, England’s Rock and Roll magazine, Melody Maker, named Led Zeppelin as England’s “Best Group,” replacing The Beatles, who had held that honor for eight years.

• In 1986, actor Ian Harding is born in Germany. He is best known for this role on this TV show, which garnered him multiple Teen Choice Awards.

Opinion
• USA Today says Trump puts his supporters’ lives at risk by hosting indoor rallies.

• The Times says Congress must ensure Stars and Stripes, the military newspaper, does not fall through fiscal cracks.

In the Blogs
• Catch a drive-in screening of “Toy Story 4″ at Broadway Stages this weekend.

• Midriff Hole in Williamsburg is serving socially distanced gelato.

Trending in New York
• Clippers
#Isles
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (21-27) fell to the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-1. They take on the Phillies again with first pitch at 7:05 p.m.

• The Yankees (27-21) clobbered the Toronto Blue Jays, 20-6. They host the Blue Jays in the Bronx tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• The Islanders (2-3) topped the Tampa Bay Lightning in double overtime, 2-1, to stave off elimination in Game 5.

• The Jets placed a trio of players in injured reserve, including running back Le’Veon Bell.

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Real Estate
• The affordable housing lottery has opened for a 12-story residential development in Clinton Hill.

• For Rent – 606 Morgan Avenue, Greenpoint – Railroad style apt on top floor in private house offers 5 rooms, 2 BRs, 1 full bath.  Lots of closet space & natural light. Close to McGolrick Park & transportation. $2,250/month. Call 347 -739-7438.

• Sold – Mapleton – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,050-square-foot co-op at 1170 Ocean Parkway for $225,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Apple rolled out a virtual fitness service and subscription bundle to cater to working from home.

• Kraft Heinz is looking to revamp the Oscar Mayer brand and cut 20 percent of its products.

Events
• Coney Island – 10:30 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attends annual Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island Rosh Hashanah food package distribution. 3001 West 37th St.

Virtual – 7:30 p.m. – A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son. $0-$35. Presented by Greenlight Bookstores.

• Boerum Hill - 8:30 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: When Harry Met Sally. Parklife, 636 Degraw St.

Written by BKTicker

September 16th, 2020 at 11:48 am

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