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Morning Buzz: Barnard freshman murdered in park, Brooklyn CBD distributor will sue city

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Thursday, December 12

Weather
• Partly sunny with a high of 35.

Top Stories
• The Jersey City shooters were a pair of lovers who lived out of a van. New footage shows them running at the kosher store with guns drawn.

• A two-year-old boy was killed in the Fulton Street station after he slipped away from his mother and was pinned between the platform and a train.

• A Barnard College freshman was stabbed to death in a Manhattan park by a group of men who tried to rob her.

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City of Science 2019: Brooklyn  Sun Dec 15th 10am-4pm  Filled with interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and enormous exhibitions. Free & Open to the Public. Park Slope Armory YMCA, 361 15th Street, Park Slope
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Brooklyn News
• For the 10th year in a row, a group of Williamsburg teachers collected toys to give out to kids living in local public housing.

• A foundation keeps alive the memory of a cop who along with his partner was killed in Bed-Stuy by a gunman with a grudge just five days before Christmas.

• A Brooklyn CBD distributor who had his pot confiscated by the NYPD plans to sue the city.

Politics
• The de Blasio administration announced a new NYPD hate crime unit in the aftermath of the Jersey City shootings that killed two Brooklyn natives.

• Seven Republican members of the State Senate are calling it quits ahead of the 2020 elections, ceding even more ground to Democrats in Albany.

Entertainment
• From Baby Yoda to Da Baby to “Baby Shark,” it’s been a banner year for babies. Here’s a look back, baby!

• Fellow hosts on “The View” look mortified after Joy Behar grills former New Jersey governor Chris Christie about his sex life.

Buzzing Back

• In 1970, this song by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles earned the group their first #1 pop hit.

• In 1970, actress Regina Hall is born in Washington, DC. Her breakthrough performance came in this 1997 Fox drama-comedy.

Opinion
• A guest op-ed writer for the Daily News says the NYPD should abolish its gang database because the information can’t be kept safe.

• A columnist for Slate argues that if Joe Biden doesn’t want to serve two terms, he shouldn’t even be running for president.

In the Blogs
• The Friends of Carroll Park hosted its annual tree-lighting ceremony.

• The Passport to Bushwick – which will get a free drink at 20 bars for $25 – is now available.

Trending in New York
Barnard
Warriors
Marcus Morris
#TheChallenge34
#BTSForTheKids

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (5-20) edged the Warriors, 124-122, in overtime, which at least means they aren’t the worst team in the NBA.

• The Nets (13-11) fell to the Hornets, 113-108.

• The Rangers (15-12-3) are in San Jose to take on the Sharks. Puck drops at 10:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (20-7-2) head to Florida for a 7 p.m. matchup with the Panthers.

• The Jets (5-8) look to stop the Ravens (11-2) in a Thursday Night Football contest. Kick-off is at 8:20 p.m. and Baltimore is a 14.5-point favorite.

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Housequake Prince Party  Sat Dec 14th 10pm  DJ Steve will spin all of the hits, deep cuts, remixes, rarities and songs from Prince’s 35-year career. TicketsThe Bell House, 149 7th Street, Gowanus
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Real Estate
• The developer behind a 29-story tower in Clinton Hill has secured a $180 million loan for the project.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Dec 14th 2-3:30pm. 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 Dec 15th 12-1:30pm. 117 N 4th Street, Williamsburg – Semi-detached 8-family home has 24 BRS, 8 bath total.  All apts are in good condition. Oasis-like backyard. $2.999M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath 635-square-foot condo at 661 51st Street in Sunset Park for $500,00.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s the best holiday gifts for that woman in your life, from city-chic to country-cool.

• Chanel has a new pop-up at the Standard, and the Observer calls it a “high-tech winter wonderland.”

Events
• Williamsburg - 11 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Dermot O’Shea meet with Jewish community leaders. Pesach Tikvah, 18 Middleton St.

Cobble Hill - 5 p.m. – 2020 Census Job Workshop. Carroll Gardens Association, 201 Columbia St.

Gowanus – 8 p.m. – Michael Ian Black performs. The Bell House, 149 7th St

Written by BKTicker

December 12th, 2019 at 9:12 am

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Morning Buzz: Man found guilty of killing L&B Spumoni Gardens owner, Trump to pay $2 million to charities

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Wednesday, December 11
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow operations.
Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mix of snow and rain will give way to cloudy skies. High of 39 degrees.

Top Stories
• The White House has reached a deal with Democrats on a modified North American trade pact.

• Trump paid $2 million to eight charities under a settlement reached for using his foundation for personal gain.

• Two gunmen opened fire in Jersey City, killing a cop and three others before being gunned down by police in a shootout.

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The Brooklyn Nutcracker Sat Dec 14th 2pm & 7pm The Brooklyn Ballet returns this holiday season for two performances of their special rendition of Tchaikovsky’s classic Nutcracker. Tickets. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
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Brooklyn News
• An East Midwood synagogue is wrestling with neighbors who disagree with the leasing of its facility to a charter school.

• A Long Island man has been found guilty of murdering the beloved co-owner of L&B Spumoni Gardens.

• Prosecutors have dropped charges against a Brooklyn CBD shop’s shipment of hemp.

Politics
• Democrats are expecting to gain seats in the State Senate as Republicans anticipate more retirements.

• Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg released the list of clients he worked with during his years with the consulting firm McKinsey.

Entertainment
• Philip McKeon, a child star on the sitcom “Alice,” has died at the age of 55.

Steve Harvey is bringing his daytime talk show back exclusively on Facebook Watch.

Buzzing Back

• In 1978, millions are stolen from JFK Airport in the infamous “Lufthansa Heist.”

• In 1996, Hailee Steinfeld is born in Los Angeles. At the age of 14, she became an Oscar nominee for her role in this 2010 film remake.

Opinion
• The Post says Jerry Nadler’s articles of impeachment are absolutely underwhelming.

• The Times says though there are many lessons from Afghanistan, the American government hasn’t learned anything.

In the Blogs
• Bklyner has a roundup of the latest restaurant openings and closings in Brooklyn.

• An arts and crafts fair will take place at the Brooklyn Historical Society this weekend.

Trending in New York
• Yankees
#iubb
Huskies
Gilbert
judaism

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (4-20) were crushed by the Portland Trail Blazers, 115-87. They head to San Francisco to face the Warriors at 10:30 p.m.

• The Nets (13-10) host the Charlotte Hornets at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (15-12-3) fell to the Vegas Golden Knights, 3-1.

• St. John’s (9-2) topped Brown, 82-71.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (4-6) narrowly edged Presbyterian, 64-63.

• The Yankees have signed ace Gerrit Cole to a record nine-year, $324 million deal.

• Former Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is headed to Philly on a one-year deal.

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Winter Holiday Floral Workshop Sat Dec 14th 1-4:30pm Create two designs to decorate your home for the winter holidays. Pre-Registration Required. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave.
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Real Estate
• These were the priciest Brooklyn condo filings of 2019.

• For Sale – 1702 Newkirk Avenue, #4B, Ditmas Park – 2 BR, 2 bath condo has 2 pvt balconies, open concept LR w/white oak flooring, floor to ceiling windows, custom kitchen w/ SS appliances, ample cabinet space, master suite w/walk-in closet and en-suite bath. $899,000. Homes.com  646-569-9479

• For Rent – 1337 Gates Avenue #2C, Bushwick – 3 BR, 1 bath apt close to M line includes bike storage, virtual doorman, health club, kitchen w/ SS appliances. Pets allowed on a case-by-case basis.  $3,500/month. BlueEggRealty.com. 347-464-9484

• Sold – Georgetown – A seven-bedroom, five-bathroom, 3,562-square-foot house at 1233 East 68th Street for $1.175 million. Zillow.

Business News
• HSBC has agreed to pay $192 million to resolve a decade-long U.S. taxinvestigation.

• Domino’s Pizza Group chairman Stephen Hemsley will step down from the board on December 29.

Events
• Clinton Hill – 11 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams presents proclamation to FAB Fulton BID. Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St.

• Marine Park – 11 a.m. – Police Commissioner Dermot Shea attends NYPD Emergency Service Unit’s Canine Team Graduation. Aviation Unit Hangar, Floyd Bennett Field.

• Downtown – 5:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough Hall to host annual Christmas tree lighting and holiday celebration. 209 Joralemon St.

Cobble Hill – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 6 monthly meeting. Cobble Hill Health Center, 380 Henry St.

Ditmas Park – 9 p.m. – Star Sign Party – SAGITTARIUS. Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd.

Written by BKTicker

December 11th, 2019 at 8:59 am

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Morning Buzz: Brooklyn-based artist eats $120,000 banana installation at Art Basel, Police looking for crew robbing food delivery people

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Tuesday, December 10

Weather
• Rain in the morning, mixing with snow in the evening. High of 59 degrees.

Top Stories
• The World-Anti-Doping-Agency unanimously banned Russia from the Olympicsand global sports for four years.

• The House Judiciary Committee heard closing arguments regarding President Trump’s impeachment.

• Finland’s new prime minister will be the youngest serving premier, and she will head a majority women-led cabinet.

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Michael Ian Black  Thurs Dec 12th 8pm  Multi media talent and author of over 11 books performs his comedy for the audience.  $20 The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Gowanus
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Brooklyn News
• Police are looking for a crew of men responsible for robbing at least six food delivery workers in Brooklyn.

• Brooklyn-based artist David Datuna went viral at Art Basel Miami for eating a $120,000 duct-taped banana.

• The Brooklyn DA declined to immediately prosecute an off-duty cop arrested for criminally negligent homicide in a fatal crash.

Politics
• The U.S. Supreme Court left a Kentucky law in place that places restrictions on abortion, refusing to hear the case.

• Paul Volcker, who guided three decades of U.S. monetary policy as Federal Reserve Chairman, has died at 92.

Entertainment
• Check out the full list of Golden Globes nominees from Vox.

Eddie Murphy is proud of his ‘Coming to America’ sequel that is in the works.

Buzzing Back

• In 2009 the movie “Avatar” makes its world premier and becomes the highest-grossing movie in history.

• In 1985 TV actress Raven-Symone is born in Atlanta, GA.  She gained fame as a child star on this NBC comedy.

Opinion
• A video op-ed from the New York Times debunks a recycling myth that makes us think we can recycle some companies’ products.

• A writer from the NY Post discusses the irony of the Homeless Coalition’s scaffolding around the city.

In the Blogs
• Meet the Brooklyn mixologist who shook up bartending’s boys’ club.

• Williamsburg Councilman Reynoso is calling for the City to conduct a racial impact study before rezoning.

Trending in New York
Giants
Eagles
#NYGvsPHI
Eli Manning
Chase Young

Scoreboard
• The Giants (2-11) held on strong, but were ultimately defeated in overtime by the Philadelphia Eagles, 23-17.

• The Islanders (20-7-2) topped the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5 to 1.

• The Knicks (4-19) take on the Portland Trail Blazers at 10 p.m.

• The Rangers (15-11-3) head to LA to face the Kings at 10:30 p.m.

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Brunch with Santa  Sun Dec 15th 9-11am OR 12-2pm   Enjoy a full brunch buffet, take a photo with Santa Claus. Included in your ticket will be one free photo per child and cookie decorating to make your own bite-sized treats.  Tickets  Aviator Sports Center, 3159 Flatbush Avenue, Floyd Bennett Field
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Real Estate
• Brooklyn developer Yoel Goldman may take drastic measures to calm Israeli bondholders after a disastrous earnings report.

• For Sale - 18 Keen Court, Gerritsen Beach – 1 BR, 1 bath on double lot has new kitchen w/ SS appliances, granite counter tops, laundry area, hardwood floors.  Bathroom w/ jacuzzi tub, yard w/ pool, tiki bar.  $450,000. Homes.com 718-690-3900

• For Rent – 309 Washington Avenue #C7, Clinton Hill – 1 BR, 1 bath gut renovated unit has open concept kitchen & LR, custom cabinets, dishwasher, microwave.  Nooklyn.com 702-358-8211

• Sold – East New York – A five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 2,136 square-foot renovated two-family townhouse at 123 Essex St. for $939,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Silicon Valley’s focus on profits could make millennial lifestyles even more expensive.

• T-Mobile and Sprint head to court for a landmark trial that could ultimately block their merger.

Events
•  Downtown Brooklyn – 5:30 p.m. – “Know Your Rights” forum. Brooklyn Borough Hal Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St.

Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – Community Board 1 monthly Meeting.  Swinging Sixties, 211 Ainslie Street

• Gowanus – 6:30 – 9 p.m. – “Net Zero Neighborhoods for NYC” discussion.  The Green Building, 452 Union St.

Written by BKTicker

December 10th, 2019 at 9:27 am

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Morning Buzz: Woman fatally struck by train, Brooklyn driver leaves scene of deadly crash

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Monday, December 9

Weather
• Cloudy with periods of rain. High of 57 degrees.

Top Stories
• The FBI is investigating the Pensacola naval base shooting as an act of terrorism after finding tweets from the gunman.

• Hundreds of New Yorkers spent the night sleeping in Times Square to raise awareness for the homelessness crisis.

• Carrol Spinney, the puppeteer and voice behind Big Bird, has died at 85 years old.

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Grand Street BID Holiday Food Drive Now – Dec 19th The food collected will be used to help weekly recipients of St. John the Evangelist’s meal program, as well as their food pantry. Click here to find participating businesses.
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Brooklyn News
• A young woman died after drunkenly falling onto the subway tracks and being struck by a train at Broadway Junction.

• A driver abandoned his wrecked vehicle after crashing into an off-duty cop in Flatbush, leaving one passenger to die.

• Police are looking for five teenagers who robbed a 13-year-old at knifepoint in Madison.

Politics
• Jerry Nadler believes a jury would convict Trump in “three minutes flat” based on evidence gathered by House lawmakers.

• Elizabeth Warren disclosed making $1.9 million in private legal work since 1986.

Entertainment
• The first trailer for the highly-anticipated “Wonder Woman 1984″ has been released.

Weekend Box Office
• Frozen II: $85.9 million
Knives Out: $26.7 million
Ford v Ferrari: $13 million
Queen & Slim: $11.8 million
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: $11.7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1983, Al Pacino stars in “Scarface” and receives a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.

• In 1980, actor Simon Helberg is born in Los Angeles. He is best known for his role as Howard Wolowitz on this CBS hit comedy.

Opinion
• The Times says the best course for the House is to present an impeachment case focused on Ukraine and dangers to the 2020 election.

• The Post says de Blasio has bungled the homelessness crisis yet again.

In the Blogs
• Bklyner has some winter activities to attend that doesn’t involve going to a bar.

• The Williamsburg-based STREB Extreme Action Company has a family-friendly show you won’t want to miss this season.

Trending in New York
• #WatchmenHBO
#MissUniverse2019
#RHOA
#90DayFiance
#MrRobot

Scoreboard
• The Jets (5-8) edged the Miami Dolphins, 22-21.

• The Giants (2-10) visit the Philadelphia Eagles at 8:15 p.m.

• After firing head coach David Fizdale, the Knicks (4-19) fell to the Indiana Pacers, 104-103.

• The Nets (13-10) topped the Denver Nuggets, 105-102.

• The Rangers (15-11-3) blanked the Vegas Golden Knights, 5-0.

• The Islanders (19-7-2) take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on the road. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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Leading From Where You Are: Women in Leadership Roles Mon Dec 9th 6:30-8:30 pm Connect with communication and explore other aspects of leadership. $40. Park Slope Brainery, 1110 8th Ave., Park Slope.
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Real Estate
• Developer Billy Macklowe is making a bid to purchase Avery Hall Investments’ controversial site in Park Slope.

• For Sale – 2712 Mill Avenue, Mill Basin – Two family brick offers home owner first floor living w/ open concept kitchen and dining w/ SS appliances, 2 BRs, sliding glass doors out to large deck. 2nd level duplex concept w/ 3 large BRs, 2 full bath.  Central a/c, pvt backyard, 2 car driveway.  $939,000. Homes.com. 929-376-5365

• For Rent – 44 Kent Street #509, Greenpoint – Brand new waterfront building w/ finished roof deck provides views of Manhattan.  2 BR, 1 bath apt has fitness center, bike storage, available parking.  All pets allowed.  $3,600/month. Nooklyn.com. 978-265-5633 

• Sold – East New York – A five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 2,136-square-foot house at 123 Essex Street for $939,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday night, 47-year-old off-duty sanitation worker Sheldon Stater was arrested within the confines of the 79th Precinct. He was charged with assault of a firefighter, criminal possession of a weapon and obstruction of governmental administration.

Events
Park Slope – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Leading From Where You Are: Women in Leadership Roles. Park Slope Brainery, 1110 8th Ave.

• Park Slope – 7 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer attends Shiva for Jay Lawrence Kriegel. Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Pl.

Written by BKTicker

December 9th, 2019 at 9:51 am

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Morning Buzz: Brooklyn Tech evacuated due to bomb scare, ex-cop details discriminatory arrest policies

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Friday, December 6

Weather
• Mostly cloudy skies with a high of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced top Democrats will proceed with drawing up articles of impeachment against President Trump.

• A national protest shut down cities all over France in response to President Macron’s plans for pension reform.

• A Gambino family capo was busted, along with 10 other gangsters, as part of a federal crackdown in the Bronx.

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Sinterklass – Saint Nicholas Day  Sat Dec 7th 1-4pm Crafts, Music, Food & a visit from St. Nicholas.  Tickets   Wyckoff House Museum, 5816 Claredon Road, East Flatbush
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Brooklyn News
• Brooklyn Technical High School was evacuated and searched following an email bomb threat, which turned out to be a hoax.

• A now-retired officer filed an explosive declaration in an ongoing discrimination lawsuit, detailing “collar quotas” on arrests of black and hispanic men in Brooklyn’s Transit District 34.

• A Brooklyn man is determined to get a parking lot for seniors and handicap drivers installed in front of a community center.

Politics
• Joe Biden got heated in an exchange with a man at an Iowa town hall, calling him a “damn liar” and challenging him to a push up contest.

• Mike Bloomberg previewed his gun control agenda for the 2020 presidential campaign with Staten Island voters.

Entertainment
• The San Francisco 49ers suspended radio analyst Tim Ryan for his on-air “dark skin” comments about Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.

• Page Six’s best-dressed list for Art Basel Miami 2019.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969 The Altamont Festival brings the 1960s to a violent end.

• In 1958 Debbie Rowe is born in Spokane, WA.  In 1996 she married this superstar and is the biological mother of his children, Prince and Paris.

Opinion
• VICE discusses how the death of a Mexican teen at the hands of Border Patrolcould give other victims a chance at justice.

• Slate outlines why Starbucks’ claim of having achieved gender and racial pay equity is dubious.

In the Blogs
• The community liaison to Congresswoman Velazquez launched a new political club, inviting the public to attend its first meeting later this month.

• The owner of LES comedy bar Old Man Hustle opened a larger venue by the same name in Williamsburg.

Trending in New York
• #SUGAsInterlude
• #AdoreYou
• Jason Garrett
• #FridayFeeling
• #FridayThoughts

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (4-18) were defeated by the Denver Nuggets, 92 to 129.

• The Islanders (19-6-2) beat out the Vegas Golden Knights, 3 to 2 in overtime.

• The Rangers (14-10-3) topped the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3 to 2.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers host the Montreal Canadiens tonight at 7 p.m.
• The Nets (11-10) take on the Charlotte Hornets at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• The Knicks host the Indiana Pacers at 7:30 p.m.
• The Islanders head to Dallas to take on the Stars at 9 p.m.
Sunday
• The Nets face the Denver Nuggets at Barclay’s Center, 3 p.m.
• The Rangers play the Vegas Golden Knights at 7 p.m.
• The Jets (4-8) host the Miami Dolphins at 1 p.m.

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Greenpointers Holiday Market  Sun Dec 8th 1-7pm  Local food & beverage, free fun activities, 60+ vendors and live music! Greenpoint Loft, 67 West Street, Greenpoint
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Real Estate
• Williamsburg topped StreetEasy’s list of top 10 NYC neighborhoods to watch in 2020.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Dec 7th 12-1pm. 285A Kingsland Avenue, Greenpoint – Charming 3 family brick w/open concept layout.  Each unit has 1 BR, 1 bath, office space, EIK.  Pvt backyard w/ storage shed, unfinished basement w/separate entrance.  $1.799M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Dec 8th 12-1:30pm. 117 N 4th Street, Williamsburg – Semi-detached 8 family hoe offers 24 BRS, 8 bath, oasis-like backyard, full basement.  $2.999M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• Sold – Brighton Beach – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800 square-foot apartment at 601 Brightwater Ct. for $260,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Grandchamps in Bed-Stuy features griot, Haiti’s staple fried pork dish, as the main ingredient in a unique sandwich.

• Popular Brooklyn pizzeria Di Fara now makes deliveries nationwide.

Restaurant ABC’s – Greenpoint
Grade A – Oak & Iron, 147 Franklin St. Live roaches present; Facility not vermin proof; Mechanical or natural ventilation system issues.
Grade B – Spritzenhaus, 65 Guernsey St. Food worker does not use proper utensil; Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Proper sanitization not provided for utensils; Single service item reused.
Grade C – Acai Berry, 650 Manhattan Ave. Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Evidence of mice; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Sanitized equipment or utensil improperly used or stored; Facility not vermin proof.

Events
• Prospect Lefferts – 12:30 p.m. – Press conference on Operation Safe Shopper.  1154 Nostrand Ave.

• Williamsburg – 4 p.m. – Borough Hall toy drive. 507 Grand St.

• Canarsie – 6 p.m. – Canarsie Annual Holiday Display. Corner of Flatlands Avenue and East 93rd Street.

• Downtown – 8 p.m. – Bad Bunny.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

Coney Island - 8 p.m. – Crystal Balls: An Evening Behind the Veil.  Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Avenue

Flatbush - 8 p.m. – She & Him: Christmas Party.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

Williamsburg – 10 p.m. – GlitterBox NYC.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue

Saturday
Floyd Bennett Field - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Christmas Bazaar Extravaganza.  Aviator Sports Center, 3159 Flatbush Avenue
• Midwood – 10 a.m. – Community Housing Forum. P.S. 152, 725 East 23rd St.
Park Slope – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair.  Old Stone House, 336 Third Avenue
Williamsburg – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Phoenicia Flea Holiday.  The Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe Avenue
Coney Island - Noon to 6 p.m.  – Coney Island Yo-Yo Fling.  Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Avenue
Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 1 p.m. – Air Plant Ornament Workshop.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue
East Flatbush -1 to 4 p.m. – Sinterklass – Saint Nicholas Day.  Wyckoff House Musum, 5816 Claredon Road
 Park Slope – 2 to 4 p.m. – Holiday Shopping – Park Slope Style!  Meet Santa & Friends.  5th Avenue & Dean St.
Flatbush – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. – Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue
Greenpoint - 2 to 9:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Whiskey Fest.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
Carroll Park – 5 p.m. – Tree Lighting Party.  Valentino Ball Field
Fort Greene – 5:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus.  Historic Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 So. Oxford Street
 Greenpoint – 7 p.m. – Holiday Theatre: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.  St. John’s of Greenpoint, 155 Milton Street
Manhattan Beach - 8 p.m. – Here’s the the Broadway Ladies.  On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.

Sunday
Greenpoint – 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.  – Annual Santa Brunch.  Polish Slavic Center, 176 Java Street
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse:  The Music of The Stokes for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Williamsburg - 11 a.m. to 6 .m. – Phoenician Flea Holiday.  The Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe Avenue
Park Slope - Noon to 3 p.m. – The Woodland Terrarium.  Park Slope Brainery, 1110 8th Avenue
• Greenpoint – 1 to 7 p.m. – Greenpointers Holiday Market.  Greenpoint Loft, 67 West Street
Greenpoint – 2 p.m. – Holiday Theatre: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. St. John’s of Greenpoint, 155 Milton Street

Written by BKTicker

December 6th, 2019 at 10:11 am

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Morning Buzz: ‘Brooklyn slang’ keeps man from taking his life, Wilpons in talks to sell the Mets

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Thursday, December 5

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 41.

Top Stories
• Two men were stabbed in a brawl between five homeless individuals outside a subway station in the Lower East Side last night.

• The Wilpons are in talks to sell up to 80 percent of the New York Mets to billionaire Steve Cohen.

• First Lady Melania Trump took to Twitter to criticize a professor who brought up her teenage son during yesterday’s impeachment hearings.

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Brooklyn Whiskey Fest  Sat Dec 7th  2:00-9:30pm  Brooklyn Whiskey Fest features over 100 styles of whiskey and spirits. Tickets  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street, Greenpoint
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Brooklyn News
• Jurors were shown photos of the bullet-riddled body of the owner of an iconic Brooklyn pizza joint. He was found outside his Dyker Heights home.

• A woman was struck in the chest after a bullet went through her East Flatbushapartment window.

• The man who talked a jumper down from the Brooklyn Bridge credits his “Brooklyn slang” for the life-saving feat.

Politics
• Advocates are critical of a plan to allow package delivery by e-bikes in Manhattan while cracking down on food delivery workers who do the same.

• The NYPD has named its first black chief of detectives in a shakeup of top brass.

Entertainment
• Now we can all move on! Justin Timberlake has apologized for holding hands with his “Palmer” costar Alisha Wainwright outside a Big Easy bar.

• Slate’s book critic runs down the ten best books of 2019.

Buzzing Back

• In 1968, a banquet to celebrate this Rolling Stones’ new album comes to an abrupt end when a pie-throwing fight breaks out.

• In 1932, Little Richard is born in Macon, Georgia. In 1955, he released his first single, which would be hailed as “the birth of rock and roll”.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Post says the purchase of the Mets by billionaire Steve Cohen is the Yankees’ worst nightmare.

• An op-ed writer argues in the Greenpoint Star the pardon of a Navy SEAL will only encourage military members to take care of bad seeds themselves.

In the Blogs
• A crew of former theater majors will carol around Greenpoint later this month. Donations will benefit two local nonprofits.

• Carroll Park will play host to a holiday tree-lighting event this Saturday evening.

Trending in New York
#spotifywrapped
#FakeOutrage
#ThursdayThoughts
#ThursdayMotivation
#BeBestMyAss

Scoreboard
• The Nets (11-10) topped the Hawks, 130-118.

• The Knicks (4-17) host the Denver nuggets at MSG. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• The Bears (6-6) host the Cowboys (6-6) on Thursday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. The Bears at three-point favorites.

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Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus  Sat Dec 7th 5:30pm  Handel’s Messiah with orchestra, Part 1 complete & excerpts from Part 11 and 111. Historic Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Oxford Street, Fort Greene
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Real Estate
Co-ops vs. Condos: a local realtor breaks down the important differences in the Brooklyn Downtown Star.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Dec 8th 10:30am-12pm (By Appt Only). 137 Beadel Street, Greenpoint - Two family. 1st unit is 2 BR/1 bath; 2nd unit is 3 BRs/1 bath. Basement w/ 1/2 bath.  $1.1M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Dec 8th 2:30-4pm. 73 Menahan Street, Bushwick - Two-family home w/ parking for 2 cars.  6 BRs, 4 bath. Basement w/ BR, kitchen, bath; backyard w/deck. $1.225M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Five-bedroom, two-bath 1,800-square-foot two-family home at 79 Lawrence Avenue in Kensington for $995,000.

Style & Fashion
• Away’s new soothing pop-up shop in Williamsburg will help you find the perfect gift without all of the usual stress of holiday shopping.

• The weather has turned, which means you’re going to need a warm pair of gloves. Here’s where to find 15 classic looks starting at $27.

Events
• Downtown - 10:30 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams hosts senior service provider breakfast. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Park Slope - 2:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts town hall with Good Neighbors of Park Slope and Heights and Hills. Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, 506 6th Ave.

• Park Slope- 7 p.m. – Park Slope Civic Council Meeting, Holiday Party & Food Drive. Old Stone House, Washington Park, 5th Ave. & 3rd St.

Flatbush - 8 p.m.  Bon Iver & TU Dance: Come Through. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

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December 5th, 2019 at 9:49 am

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Morning Buzz: Brooklyn man hospitalized after stabbing, Cuomo signs more tenant protections

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Wednesday, December 4

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 41 degrees.

Top Stories
• House Democrats released a scathing impeachment report accusing Trump of abusing his presidency for political gain.

Google’s co-founders are stepping down from management roles at Alphabet, and Google’s top executive will take their place.

• Governor Cuomo has signed legislation strengthening tenant protections against landlord harassment.

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Glitterbox NYC Fri Dec 6th 10pm Glitz to the nines, live your best glitter life. The International disco divas are back! $30-$45. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.
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Brooklyn News
• One man was hospitalized following a stabbing on Church Avenue in East Flatbush.

• A straphanger who fell onto the subway tracks in Crown Heights was rescued during rush hour.

• Police are still looking for three teens who threw rocks at a school bus full of children in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

Politics
• California Senator Kamala Harris, once in the top tier of presidential candidates, has dropped her 2020 bid.

• A Bronx assemblyman running for Congress pleaded for campaign donations on Giving Tuesday, a day meant for charitable contributions.

Entertainment
• Kristin Chenoweth will star in a comedy series currently in the works at Disney Plus.

• It’s the end of an era: Willie Nelson has quit smoking weed due to breathing problems.

Buzzing Back

• In 1961, this song by Gene Chandler is released, becoming a #1 US hit by February 1962 and would wind up selling over a million copies worldwide.

• In 1949, actor Jeff Bridges is born in Los Angeles. He starred as “The Dude” in this 1998 cult classic.

Opinion
• USA Today says the absence of Team Trump at impeachment hearings is a damning argument in itself.

• The Post says the Trump campaign denying media access to Bloomberg LP reporters is actually Bloomberg’s fault.

In the Blogs
• The Grand Street BID is hosting a holiday food drive until December 19.

• A new design studio in Bushwick is looking for artists to collaborate.

Trending in New York
• #NunesGotCaught
McKinsey
Iowa
#SJUBB
Boeheim

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (18-6-2) fell to the Montreal Canadiens, 4-2.

• The Nets (10-10) visit the Atlanta Hawks at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (7-2) topped Saint Peter’s, 79-69.

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Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Sat Dec 7th 2pm & 7pm This Christmas, give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Tickets. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
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Real Estate
• Ascend Charter School’s new 15-year lease in Brooklyn was the biggest retail lease in NYC last month.

• For Sale - 720 East 31st Street Unit 6K, Flatbush – Updated 1 BR, 1 bath apartment for sale offers lots of sunlight & stunning views.  Ample living space, kitchen w/modern gray cabinetry, plenty of storage, parking space available for small fee, maintenance includes heat, hot water, gas, taxes & live-in porter.  $249,000. Homes.com 833-252-8033

• For Rent – 129 Schaefer Street #1, Bushwick – Superb 3 BR, 1.5 bath apt has pvt backyard, kitchen w/ SS appliances, central air laundry on site, common roof deck area.  $3,200/month. BlueEggRealty.com. 347-464-9484

• Sold – Gerritsen Beach – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,200-square-foot house at 10 Frank Court for $420,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Goldman Sachs will launch new technology-based products and services on Amazon’s cloud next year.

Cyber Monday online sales hit a record $9.4 billion, boosted by a late-night spending spree.

Events
• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Dr. Christina Greer to present 27th annual Arthur Ashe Memorial Lecture at SUNY Downstate. 450 Clarkson Ave.

• Flatbush - 8 p.m. – Bon Iver & TU Dance: Come Through. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

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December 4th, 2019 at 9:52 am

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Morning Buzz: Local rapper launches campaign for State Congress, Fourth graders help surprise teacher with proposal.

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Tuesday, December 3

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 39 degrees.

Top Stories
• The FBI will look into FaceApp, which it labels a potential counterintelligence threat, and asses if it was used by Russia to interfere with elections.

• A statue of Rosa Parks was unveiled in Montgomery, Alabama, marking the 64th anniversary of the civil rights pioneer’s arrest for refusing to give up her bus seat.

• The U.S. aimed several protectionist trade actions toward longtime allies, including Brazil and Argentina.

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She & Him: Christmas Party  Fri Dec 6th 8pm  Join the Christmas Party with Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward of the musical duo She & Him! Tickets  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn ••••••••••••

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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn rapper Paperboy Prince launched a congressional campaign for NY’s 7th Congressional District.

• Fourth graders at PS 186 in Brooklyn helped facilitate a surprise proposal for their teacher.

• Four people were reported wounded in two separate shooting across Brooklyn.

Politics
• The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments in a major Second Amendment case which questions a NYC gun transport law.

• Donald Trump’s campaign asserted it will no longer give press credentials to Bloomberg reporters for campaign events citing “coverage biases.”

Entertainment
• Robert De Niro is defending Anna Paquin’s seven-word role as his daughter in “The Irishman.”

• Musician Questlove will make his directorial debut with a documentary about the historical Harlem Cultural Festival.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971 The Montreaux Casino caught fire and burned during a show by Frank Zappa And The Mothers of Invention.  It was later immortalized by Deep Purple‘s 1973 hit, “Smoke on the Water“.

• In 1980 movie actress Jenna Dewan is born in Hartford, CT.  Before her acting, she was a back up dancer for such groups as NSYNC and Pink.

Opinion
• Rolling Stone ponders why Spotify’s new tool Marquee toes the line between advertising and pay-for-play.

• A Slate writer discusses how AI (artificial intelligence) could change the waypeople experience religion.

In the Blogs
• Anti-rezoning protestors continue their resistance in Bushwick.

• Zooey Deschanel’ music group She & Him kick off the season with a Christmas party in Brooklyn this Friday.

Trending in New York
• #blackwidowtrailer
• #GivingTuesday2019
• #TuesdayThoughts
• #ROCtheDay
• #TuesdayMotivation

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (13-10-3) fell to the Vegas Golden Knights, 1 to 4.

• The Islanders (18-5-2) crushed the Detroit Red Wings, 4 to 0.

• The Knicks (4-17) lost to the Milwaukee Bucks, 88 to 132.

• The Islanders head to Montreal to take on the Canadiens at 7 p.m.

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Here’s to The Broadway Ladies  Sat Dec 7th  8pm  Tony Award Nominee Christine Andreas returns to our stage as she honors the great leading ladies of Broadway.  Tickets  On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd, Manhattan Beach.
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Real Estate
• The new ‘Welcome’ sign at the Panorama is now in full view above the Brooklyn Heights waterfront.

• For Sale – 347 East 35th Street, East Flatbush – Two family brick home offers 7 BRs, 5 bath total.  Separate entrance to basement. $999,000. Homes.com. 347-416-6020 

• For Rent – Clifton Place, Clinton Hill – Old warehouse converted into residential apartments.  This apt features 3 BRs, kitchen w/ SS appliances, exposed beams, large windows, laundry in building, hot/hot water/gas included, parking spot available for additional fee.  $5,200/month. BlueEggRealty.com. 347-464-9484

• Sold – Bay Ridge - A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,178 square-foot home at 260 77th St. for $1,500,000. Zillow.

Technology
• IKEA has been working to redesign simulated Mars habitats with Earth-based research facility, Fast Company.

• Scientists have found that endangered coral reefs could be potentially be savedwith the use of sounds from healthy reefs.

Events
Downtown Brooklyn – 8:45 a.m. – Annual Interfaith Breakfast. Brooklyn Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St.

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December 3rd, 2019 at 1:56 pm

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