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Morning Buzz: 11-year-old girl killed in Midwood fire, New speed limit for two Brooklyn roadways

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Wednesday, January 22

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 39 degrees.

Top Stories
• Republicans blocked subpoenas for new evidence and witnesses as the start of the Senate impeachment trial ran past midnight.

• A Washington state resident is the first person in the United States to catch the deadly Coronavirus from China.

• The Supreme Court refused to consider a fast-track review of a lawsuit threatening Obamacare.

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Piano From Lucas Debargue Wed Jan 22nd 7pm Lucas Debargue will be performing a collection of original pieces that capture his signature sound. $25. National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St., Williamsburg.
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Brooklyn News
• An 11-year-old girl was killed, and a firefighter was seriously injured, during an overnight fire that destroyed a home in Midwood.

• A new speed limit has been imposed on two dangerous Brooklyn roadways.

• The city’s police union shared video of an out-of-service train fully covered in graffiti in Kensington.

Politics
• Jimmy Van Bramer has exited the special election for Queens borough president.

• In his budget address, Cuomo announced plans to overhaul Medicaid and cut local funds to face a $6.1 billion deficit.

Entertainment
• Alicia Keys has announced her first tour in seven years, and released a date for her new album.

• Harvey Weinstein’s 11th-hour bid to move the trial out of New York City was denied.

Buzzing Back

• In 1981, the final portrait of John and Yoko is on the cover of Rolling Stone.

• In 1968, chef Guy Fieri is born in Columbus, OH. He became known for driving his red Camaro across America for his television show.

Opinion
• Mara Gay writes in the Times that Hillary Clinton shouldn’t disparage Democratic candidates and disrupt party unity.

• The Post says Eric Adams’s comments show why he is unfit to be mayor.

In the Blogs
• Rafael Espinal’s exit from the Brooklyn borough president race has implications for the rest of the field.

Kimchee Market on Greenpoint Avenue is closing for renovations and will reopen next month.

Trending in New York
• Fairway
#ImpeachmentHearings
#MoscowMitchCoverUp
John Bolton
Kansas

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (29-15-5) topped the Rangers (23-21-4) at MSG, 4-2.

• St. John’s (12-8) fell to Marquette, 82-68.

• The Knicks (12-32) host LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers at 7:30 p.m.

• Derek Jeter is heading to the Hall of Fame, but fell one vote shy of being a unanimous choice.

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Bad Romance Live Show: Love Actually Thurs Jan 23rd 10pm The hosts of Bad Romance bring their brand of playful but incisive criticism to the rom-com classic “Love Actually.” Tickets. Union Hall, 702 Union St., Park Slope.
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Real Estate
• A tony townhouse in Brooklyn Heights was the priciest residential deal to go into contract last week.

• For Sale – 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. 347-450-3577

• For Rent – East New York/City Line - Updated apt features LR/DR combo, EIK, 3 BRs with closet space, 1 full bath. Hardwood flooring throughout, heat and water included.  $2,400/month. Carollo Rentals  718-366-6636 

• Sold – Canarsie – A seven-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,760-square-foot house at 589 East 81st Street for $828,653. Zillow.

Business News
• Netflix added more paying subscribers than Wall Street expected as they face competition from Disney Plus.

• Fairway is planning to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and close all of its stores.

Events
• Flatbush – 12:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams delivers inaugural “State of the People” address. Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Ave.

East Williamsburg – 1 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams attends ribbon-cutting for new restaurant Aura Cocina, and premiere of movie “Que Leones.” 315 Meserole St.

Downtown – 3 p.m. – Borough President Adams hosts Peace Week 2020 10th anniversary ceremony. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Williamsburg - 7 p.m. – Piano from Lucas Debargue. National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St.

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January 22nd, 2020 at 9:06 am

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Morning Buzz: Borough President Adams insults transplant New Yorkers; Suspected murder victim in Brooklyn fire identified

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Tuesday, January 21

Weather
• Mostly sunny, clear skies. High of 33 degrees.

Top Stories
• Thousands of gun-rights activists demonstrated at the Virginia Capitol in protest of firearm reforms.

• In the wake of his impeachment trial, Trump’s lawyers say the case is “rigged” and should be dismissed.

• NYC educators pushed for teacher diversity on the steps of City Hall.

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Friends of Transmitter Park Benefit Fundraiser. Tues Jan 21st 6-10pm.  Please help support our organization’s efforts in preserving and protecting Transmitter Park. Benefits will go towards programming, supplies and tools. The Diamond, 43 Franklin Street, Greenpoint
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Brooklyn News
• Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams accused new New Yorkers of “hijacking” apartments from longtime residents and demanded they “go back to Iowa.”

• The suspected murder victim found after one of three separate fires that occurred on the same day was identified as a noted philanthropist.

• Residents continue to be frustrated with the City’s inaction over an abandoned house in Brooklyn.

Politics
• Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang defends his frequent use of Asian stereotypes in jokes.

• And his opponent Michael Bloomberg shifts to support national paid sick leave, something he threatened to veto twice as NYC mayor.

Entertainment
• “The Price is Right” Music Week special features five days of performances by pop music favorites.

The author of “Cinderella Didn’t Live Happily Ever After” found that while more than half of Disney princes are happy, the same may not be true for princesses.

Buzzing Back

• In 1965, The Byrds recorded this song, which was produced by Terry Melcher, the son of this famous actress.

• In 1976 pop singer Emma Bunton is born in London.  She is one of the founding members of this all-girl group.

Opinion
• The NY Post says that profanity seen at the Women’s March proves protestors aren’t learning.

• In a piece for the Daily News in honor of Martin Luther King Day, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams explains why New Yorkers should make an effort to interact across racial and cultural divides.

In the Blogs
• The Hair Bar & Make Up Lounge just opened in Greenpoint.

• Brooklyn Based is letting you know bars and restaurants to check out this winter.

Trending in New York
#Davos2020
• #BidenIsCorrupt
• #TuesdayMotivation
• #MidnightMoscowMitch
• Good Tuesday

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (12-32) beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 106 to 86.

• The Nets (18-24) fell to the Philadelphia 76ers, 111 to 117.

• The Rangers (23-20-4) host the Islanders (28-15-5) at Madison Square Garden. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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CityFarm presents Brooklyn Podcast Festival  Jan 22nd – 26th  Featuring more than 15 podcasts over 5 days at various venues.  Click here for tickets, locations and show schedules.
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Real Estate
• Market values of NYC homes, apartments and commercial spaces are rising at their slowest rate in six years.

• For Sale – 1535 Independence Avenue Unit 1B, Dyker Heights – Rare 2 BR Garden Style co-op on first floor in move-in condition features fully renovated kitchen, hardwood floors, closets and storage galore, pet friendly with approval.  $399,900. Realtor.com. 

• For Sale – 6640 Sedgwick Place, Bay Ridge – Two family semi-detached hi=ome in move-in condition has 2 separate units – each having 2 BRs, 1 full bath, hardwood floors, EIK w/ SS appliances. Finished basement w laundry room, shared driveway.  $1.188M. Homes.com 929-252-0576

• Sold – East New York – A four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,016 square foot newly renovated home at 18 Folsom Pl. for $770,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Huawei CFO Meng arrived at a Canadian court, as her U.S. extradition trial kicked off.

• Instagram deleted the IGTV button because hardly anybody was using it.

Events
Prospect Park – 4 p.m. – Census 2020 Fair.  LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Drive

Greenpoint - 6 to 10 p.m. – Friends of Transmitter Park Benefit Fundraiser.  The Diamond Bar, 43 Franklin Street

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January 21st, 2020 at 9:05 am

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Morning Buzz: Brooklyn man stabbed in back during brawl, Elderly man blinded in eye after sucker-punch

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Monday, January 20
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Sunny and cold with a high of 31 degrees.

Top Stories
• A gunman shot and killed two police officers in a quiet neighborhood in Hawaii.

• Hundreds rallied over the weekend for the fourth Women’s March in New York City.

• Prince Harry broke his silence on Megxit, saying he had “no other option” but to step back from his royal duties.

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Census 2020 Fair Tues Jan 21st 4-8pm Did you know that Brooklyn is one of the areas most undercounted by the US Census? Find out how you can help Brooklyn Count 100%! Free – RSVP. LeFrak Center at Lakeside, 171 East Dr., Prospect Park.
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Brooklyn News
• A man was stabbed in the back during a brawl outside a steakhouse in Bensonhurst.

• An elderly man was blinded in one eye after being sucker-punched by a stranger in Crown Heights.

• The MTA is finally fixing double-charges at two Brownsville train stations that are connected.

Politics
• Michael Bloomberg unveiled a multi-billion dollar initiative to provide economic justice for African-Americans.

• The Brooklyn Democratic Party’s incoming leader is vowing to boost the machine’s bad finances.

Entertainment
• Here is the complete list of winners from this year’s Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

Weekend Box Office
• Bad Boys for Life: $59 million
Dolittle: $22.5 million
1917: $22.1 million
Jumanji: The Next Level: $9 million
Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker: $8 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1980, President Carter calls for Olympics to be moved from Moscow.

• In 1952, guitarist Paul Stanley is born in NYC. Since 1973, he has played with this glam-rock group.

Opinion
• In a break with convention, the Times endorses both Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for the Democratic primary for president.

• The Daily News says de Blasio’s new budget proposal restrains spending, but the payroll keeps growing.

In the Blogs
• The band GosT is coming to the Knitting Factory on February 12.

• Here’s a sneak peak at the new Brooklyn Heights restaurant Cardinal Mkt.

Trending in New York
• #SAGAwards
49ers
#90DayFiance
Rangers
Robert De Niro

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (23-20-4) lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets, 2-1.

• The Islanders (28-15-5) fell to the Carolina Hurricanes in a shootout, 2-1.

• The Knicks (11-32) head to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers at 5 p.m.

• The Nets (18-23) host the Philadelphia 76ers at 3 p.m.

• LIU Brooklyn (9-9) visits Wagner at 4 p.m.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (8-9) heads to Mount St. Mary for a 7 p.m. showdown.

• NFL Conference Championships:
Kansas City Chiefs top Tennessee Titans, 35-24
San Francisco 49ers beat Green Bay Packers, 37-20.

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The 34th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, JrMon Jan 20th 10:30am NYC’s largest public celebration welcoming all members of the community while bringing together world-renowned activists, public figures ad civic leaders, musicians and other performers. Free! Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave., Boerum Hill.
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Real Estate
• FBE Limited has purchased five properties in south Brooklyn for $57.5 million.

• For Sale - 5 Banner 3rd Terrace, Brighton Beach – Fully updated and renovated one family Bungalow w/duplex use.  2 BRs, 1 bath, new kitchen, finished basement.  $415,000. Exit Realty 917-945-9155

• For Sale – 2670 Mill Avenue, Bergen Beach - One family semi detached duplex has 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, new kitchen & baths, private driveway, 1 car garage.  $829,000. Bergen Basin Realty  718-763-4110

• Sold – Bay Ridge – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,730-square-foot house at 448 72nd Street for $1.149 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On early Saturday morning, inside a bodega at 532 Euclid Avenue in East New York, an unidentified man wearing a skull mask entered, approached a store employee, took out a handgun and demanded cash. The employee complied and the suspect left on foot with $500 cash. The store employee was not injured.

• On Sunday afternoon, 44-year-old off-duty police officer Pedro Vallecillo was arrested within the confines of the 66th Precinct. He was charged with assault.

Events
Boerum Hill – 10:30 a.m. – The 34th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave.

Prospect Park - Noon to 4 p.m. – Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Various Venues in the Park.

• Downtown – Noon – Borough President Eric Adams hosts “All Roads Lead to Brooklyn Borough Hall” youth event for MLK Day. 209 Joralemon St.

• Brownsville – 2:45 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams delivers Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech as part of production of Theater of War. 127 Pennsylvania Ave

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January 20th, 2020 at 9:14 am

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Morning Buzz: Rafael Espinal drops out of BP race; Hate crimes spark movement to educate students about Jewish history

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Friday, January 17

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy. High of 49 degrees.

Top Stories
• Details of Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy suggest he was murdered, says a pathologist.

• Attorneys general in 14 states, the District of Columbia and New York City are suing the Agriculture Department over food stamp rules.

• US troops were injured in an Iran missile attack last week, despite Pentagon initially saying there were no casualties.

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Rock & Roll Playhouse  Sun Jan 19th 12:30pm  Jazz for Kids.  $12  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg
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Brooklyn News
• The recent rise in hate crimes sparked a movement to educate Brooklyn students about Jewish History.

• A woman struck and killed in Brooklyn after kicking open MTA bus door while it was moving.

• Rafael Espinal dropped out of the Brooklyn Borough President race.

Politics
• The Senate voted to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and updated version of NAFTA.

• It also accepted the House’s articles of impeachment, making Trump the third president in history to go to impeachment trial.

Entertainment
• Demi Lovato was announced as the Super Bowl 2020 national anthem singer.

• Netflix is projected to spend more than $17 billion on content in 2020.

Buzzing Back

• In 1966 NBC Television green lights “The Monkees”.

• In 1922 TV actress Betty White is born in Oak Park, IL.  In 2010, at 88 years old, she became the oldest person to host this late night show.

Opinion
• The NY Post argues De Blasio’s sanctuary city policy is leaving NYC more dangerous by the day.

• The Daily News poses the risks of eliminating NY Regents diplomas concerning graduation standards.

In the Blogs
• Bushwick Daily highlights some good shows going on this weekend around the neighborhood.

• Early morning, a pedestrian was killed by a private sanitation truck in Bensonhurst.

Trending in New York
• #BlackSwan
• Eminem
• #BettyWhite
• #FridayFeeling
• Mac Miller

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (11-31) fell to the Phoenix Suns, 121 to 98.

• The Rangers (23-19-4) topped the Islanders (28-14-4), 3 to 2.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Saturday
• The Islanders face the Washington Capitals at 1 p.m.
• The Nets (18-22) play the Milwaukee Bucks at 6 p.m.
• The Knicks host the Philadelphia 76ers at MSG. Tip off is 7:30 p.m.
Sunday
• The Islanders take on the Carolina Hurricanes at 5 p.m.
• The Rangers host the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.

NFL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Tennessee Titans @ Kansas City Chiefs, 3:05 p.m.
Green Bay Packers @ San Francisco 49ers, 6:40 p.m.

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Winter Mythology: Stories Around the Campfire  Sun Jan 19th  6-7:30pm  Long winter nights have inspired countless tales for passing time and staying warm by the fire. Share in this ancient tradition, and even spin a yarn of your own!  Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, 85 So. Oxford St,  Fort Greene
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Real Estate
• The multinational real estate investment trust Prologis is buying a Sunset Park warehouse.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 19th 1-3pm. 296 Leonard Street, Williamsburg – Two family& store in perfect location!  1st floor is a commercial space, upstairs has 2 apts, each having 2 BRs, 1 bath & office space.  EIKs w/ SS appliances and dishwasher.  Unfinished basement w/ storage, massive 2 car garage.  $2.599M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Sale – 274A 9th Street, Park Slope - Brand new gut renovated multi family, brand new from roof to foundation. 5 BRs, 4.5 bath, kitchen w/ SS appliances, video intercom system w/ camera front & back.  $3.399M. Crifasi Real Estate.  718-782-4411

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,432 square-foot penthouse at 18 Lake Ave. for $695,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Williamsburg Airstream burger and soft serve truck Mister Dips is opening a permanent spot at the South Street Seaport.

• A new restaurant in Bed Stuy serves mostly vegetarian Mexican fare.

Restaurant ABC’s – Brownsville 
Grade A – Stumpy’s Spot, 777 Saratoga Ave. Evidence of mice; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade B – Forde’s Sports Bar, 85 Dumont Ave. Evidence of mice; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Karen Coffee Shop, 109 Belmont Ave. Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.

Events
Windsor Terrace – 9 a.m. – Active shooter response training. St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy, 241 Prospect Park West.

Greenpoint- 6 to 8 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Aladdin (2019). McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street

Saturday
Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Winter Zoo Wonderland.  Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue
Sunset Park – 12:30 p.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Madonna for Kids.  Industry City, 220 36th St #2A
Greenpoint – 2 to 6 p.m. – Beer, Bourbon & BBQ.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
Park Slope - 8 p.m. – A Drinking Game presents: Legally Blonde.  The Bell House, 149 7th Street

Sunday
• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Winter Zoo Wonderland.  Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: Jazz for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Fort Greene – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Winter Mythology: Stories Around the Campfire.  Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, 85 So. Oxford Street
• East Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Screen Actors Guild Awards Watch Party.  Syndicated Bar & Theatre, 40 Bogart Street

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January 17th, 2020 at 8:56 am

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Morning Buzz: Bensonhurst woman killed this morning by private garbage truck, New lactation pod at Atlantic Terminal

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Thursday, January 16

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of 49.

Top Stories
• Police in Suffolk County are set to release “previously undisclosed” evidence in the Gilgo Beach slayings that left eight women dead.

• The man accused in the anti-Semitic attack in Monsey had more than 20 prior run-ins with law enforcement.

• A teenager was slashed with a cane sword in East Harlem in a vicious attack that was caught on video.

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A Drinking Game NYC presents: Legally Blonde  Sat Jan 18th 8pm  Each movie comes with a list of buzzwords and phrases – when you hear one, everybody drinks! 21+ $18 The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Park Slope
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Brooklyn News
• Brooklyn Dem boss exit complicated by legal, financial troubles. Meanwhile, Borough President Eric Adams leads mayoral hopefuls in fundraising.

• A woman was killed in Bensonhurst this morning in a hit-and-run incident involving a private sanitation truck.

• A new lactation pod at Atlantic Terminal gives nursing mothers on the go a private space to feed their child.

Politics
• Mayor Bill de Blasio is getting toasted for his latest food snafu after he tweeted his favorite way to enjoy a bagel.

• A former assistant district attorney is running for Queens borough president on a platform opposed to closing Rikers and newly enacted bail reform.

Entertainment
• Gwyneth Paltrow banned photographers from a presentation at the Javits Center this week discussing a new candle that smells like her vagina.

• Slate talks to a different sort of Jeopardy! legend, the woman who finished with the lowest score of all time, -$6,800.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976, this album by Peter Frampton is released and takes just five weeks to go Gold, reaching Platinum in less than three months.

• In 1980, stage actor Lin-Manuel Miranda is born in New York City. In 2015, he created this Broadway musical that was nominated for 16 Tony Awards.

Opinion
• Canada’s biggest newspaper – The Globe and Mail – writes in an editorial that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aren’t welcome in Canada.

• The Greenpoint Star says it will be a massive failure if a special panel fails to come up with meaningful recommendations to address necessary repairs.

In the Blogs
• A man desecrated a Greenpoint church in the middle of mass on Sunday, pouring juice on the altar and then throwing some of the priest.

• Williamsburg performance venue Villian could be replaced by two mixed-use developments.

Trending in New York
Fultz
#LevSpeaks
#PresidentPelosi
#IStandWithBernie
#SeduceSomeoneInFourWords

Scoreboard
• The Nets (18-22) fell to the Sixers, 117-106.

• St. John’s (12-6) fell to Providence, 63-58.

• The Knicks (11-30) host the Phoenix Suns. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (28-13-4) host the Rangers (22-19-4) at Nassau Coliseum. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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Rock & Roll Playhouse  Sat Jan 18th 12:30 The Music of Madonna for Kids. Free! Industry City, 220 36th St #2A, Sunset Park
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Real Estate
• The impasse over the Bushwick rezoning puts the mayor’s ambitious housing plan at risk.

• For Sale – 87 Suydam Street, Bushwick –  Six family home on 3 levels, each unit is a 2 BR, 1 bath.  Fully finished basement.  $1.4M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Rent – East New York – Updated apt features LR/DR combo, EIK, 3 large BRs w/closet space, 1 full bath.  Hardwood flooring, heat and water included.  $2,400/month. Carollo Rentals 917-780-6142

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 606-square-foot apartment at 420 42nd Street in Sunset Park for $638,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s the best backstage photos from the Fall 2020 menswear shows in Paris.

• As if keeping those resolutions wasn’t hard enough, a shocking number of Americans worry about being mocked for their activewear while exercising.

Events
• Manhattan – 10 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams praises new bill to allow technology to crack down on heating-related harassment. City Hall Steps

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January 16th, 2020 at 9:12 am

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Morning Buzz: Brooklyn teen loses fingers in fireworks explosion, Dead body found in East River

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Wednesday, January 15

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump’s impeachment trial could begin by next Tuesday.

• Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn withdrew his guilty plea, claiming prosecutors acted in bad faith.

• It’s official: The greatest “Jeopardy!” contestant of all time is Ken Jennings.

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Movies Under the Stars: Aladdin (2019) Fri Jan 17th 6-8pm Join us for this free family event! McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer St., Greenpoint.
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Brooklyn News
• An East Flatbush teen playing with firecrackers lost two fingers during a fireworks explosion.

• The NYPD pulled a dead body from the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge last night.

• A Brooklyn woman who allegedly assaulted three Jewish women had her charges upgraded to felony hate crime.

Politics
• Elizabeth Warren appeared to snub Bernie Sanders’ post-debate handshake as the tension between them rises.

• The little-known Serve America Movement (SAM) party is suing the state over changes that could boot minor parties from the ballot.

Entertainment
• Popular Netflix show “You” has been renewed for a third season.

• Prince Harry can “have it his way” after Burger King offered the royal a job as he seeks financial independence.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972, this song by Don McLean hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

• In 1981, rapper Pitbull is born in Miami. This 2013 hit song topped the Billboard Hot 100 list for three consecutive weeks.

Opinion
• Former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman writes in the Daily News that New York should commit to making bail reform work.

• The Post agrees with AOC that the LaGuardia AirTrain is a worthless white elephant.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn Legal Services has named a new project director with 20 years of experience.

• Community members are still asking for help to find a missing Brooklyn Tech student.

Trending in New York
• #CNNisTrash
#WednesdayWisdom
#ThingsYouShouldKnowBy18
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
#RealisticValentinesDayCards

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (11-30) fell to the Milwaukee Bucks, 128-102.

• The Nets (18-21) lost to the Utah Jazz, 118-107. They head to Philadelphia to face the 76ers at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (28-13-4) thrashed the Detroit Red Wings, 8-2.

• St. John’s (12-5) visits Providence for an 8:30 p.m. matchup.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (7-8) hosts LIU Brooklyn (7-9) at 7 p.m.

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Winter Zoo Wonderland Every weekend in January 11am-3pm Explore Prospect Park’s wintery outdoor trail, warm up in their indoor exhibits and discover the special adaptations animals have to survive in the cold. Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
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Real Estate
• A new study from the Citizens Budget Commission named NYC as the 8th most affordable big city in America.

• For Sale – 17 East 17th Street #B5, Prospect Park South – Newly renovated, pet friendly 2 BR condo offering in-unit laundry, common roof deck, open living and dining area, oak floors, high-grade appliances.  Close to all.  $585,000. Homes.com 646-569-9479

• For Rent – 872 Lafayette Avenue #3, Bed-Stuy - Spacious 3 BR on Historic brownstone street close to all entertainment, restaurants and shops.  Newly renovated, hardwood floors and SS appliances.  $2,499/month. Blue Egg Realty. 347-464-9484

• Sold – Marine Park – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,890-square-foot house at 2169 East 35th Street for $723,000. Zillow.

Business News
• MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay casinos are being sold for $4.6 billion.

• Tiffany & Co. is temporarily moving its flagship location around the corner while renovating its current store.

Events
• Downtown – 8:45 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams attends Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Small Business town hall. NYU Tandon, 6 MetroTech Center.

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January 15th, 2020 at 9:55 am

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Morning Buzz: Assemblywoman set to replace Seddio; Residents rescued from Gravesend fire

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Tuesday, January 14

Weather
• Cloudy with a chance of showers in the afternoon. High of 46 degrees.

Top Stories
•  Protesters took to the streets of Iran for the third time to denounce the country’s clerical rulers.

• Meanwhile, national defense officials struggle to explain Trump’s decision to kill Soleimani.

• Taal volcano in the Philippines spewed lava after thousands were evacuated from the area.

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8th Annual McCarren 5K and 10K  Sat May 2nd 9am-12pm  Engaging the community and raising money where the proceeds go to fund art supplies, environmental projects, day trips and activities for local youth. Organized by the St. Nick Alliance. Register now at https://gogreenbk.org/event/mccarren-5k-and-10k/
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Brooklyn News
• Firefighters rescued residents from a fire in Gravesend.

• An assemblywoman is expected to replace Seddio as the Brooklyn Democratic Chair.

• A 21-year-old was shot by her father in Sunset Park.

Politics
• New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is dropping out of the Democratic presidential race.

• The Department of Energy will begin producing documents related to Ukraine by Jan. 28.

Entertainment
• Netflix is the first streaming service to earn more Oscar nominations than any traditional studio.

A 13-year-old saved $10,000 to start a business, then she was offered a five-figure deal on “Shark Tank.”

Buzzing Back

• In 1954 Marilyn Monroe marries Joe DiMaggio.

• In 1969 rock singer Dave Grohl is born in Warren, OH.  He rose to prominence as the drummer for this band, and went on to become the founding member of this band.

Opinion
• The NY Post says Harry and Meghan made the right decision stepping back from the Royal Family.

• The Washington Post asserts this year’s Oscar snubs are as much about genre as they are about gender.

In the Blogs
• Here is Brokelyn’s weekly list of the best cheap things to do around Brooklyn, generous laughs edition.

• Wedding Crashers will host a special panel discussion about wedding planning in NYC.

Trending in New York
#RefundWarren
• #TuesdayThoughts
• #TuesdayMotivation
• Vince Vaughn
• #MorningJoe

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (22-19-4) beat the Islanders (27-13-4), 6 to 3.

• The Islanders host the Detroit Red Wings at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (18-20) host the Utah Jazz at 7:30 p.m.

• The Knicks (11-29) head to Milwaukee to face the Bucks at 8 p.m.

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Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting  Tues Jan 14th   6pm  Swinging Sixties, 211 Ainslie Street, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• An Illinois-based industrial real estate company buys a massive warehouse space in Brooklyn.

• For Sale – 1218 77th Street #A, Dyker Heights - One family brick has 2.5 BR duplex with basement, FLR, separate kitchen leading to a backyard deck, move in condition.  $848,000. Homes.com. 833-252-8033

• For Rent – 81 Clifton Place #H1, Clinton Hill – Newly renovated 1 BR (convertible to 2 BR) in converted knitting factory with high ceilings, kitchen w/ new appliances, parking space available for extra fee.  Close to all.  $3,219/month. Blue Egg Realty. 347-464-9484

• Sold – Bay Ridge – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 990 square-foot apartment at 8502 Fort Hamilton Pkwy. for $371,000. Zillow.

Technology
• As of today, Microsoft will no longer support its Windows 7 operating system.

• Elon Musk announced that Teslas will soon be able to talk to pedestrians.

Events
Downtown – 6 p.m. – Chairs Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) public hearing. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

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

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January 14th, 2020 at 9:09 am

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Morning Buzz: Frank Seddio to resign as Democratic Party boss, Firefighters rescue unconscious victim

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Monday, January 13

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• Massive protests broke out in Iran after Tehran admitted to unintentionally shooting down a Ukrainian plane, killing its passengers.

• Tens of thousands of people have evacuated as a small volcano near the Philippine capital violently erupted.

• A judge blocked New York state from enforcing a ban on flavored vaping products.

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“Medea” Jan 12th  – Feb 23rd A star-filled production of a bloody Greek tragedy starring Rose Byrne as Medea and Bobby Cannavale as Medea’s straying husband Jason. Tickets. Brooklyn Academy of Music, 651 Fulton St. @ Rockwell Pl., Fort Greene.
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Brooklyn News
• Two men were hurt, one critically, in a stabbing at Dyker Heights Park.

Firefighters rescued an unconscious victim inside a burning building in Sunset Park.

• A U.S. Army member shot up his block with an AR-15 in Dyker Heights, claiming his wife cheated.

Politics
• Brooklyn Democratic Party boss Frank Seddio plans to step down this week.

Zephyr Teachout is backing Adem Bunkeddeko in his challenge against Congresswoman Yvette Clarke.

Entertainment
• See the full list of winners from this year’s Critics’ Choice Awards.

Weekend Box Office
1917: $36.5 million
Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker: $15 million
Jumanji: The Next Level: $14 million
Like A Boss: $10 million
Just Mercy: $10 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1968, Johnny Cash performs at Folsom Prison.

• In 1977, actor Orlando Bloom is born in Canterbury, England. He is best known for playing Legolas in this movie series and Will Turner in this series.

Opinion
• Harry Siegel writes in the Daily News that all of Bloomberg’s billions can’t obscure a history of party switches and imperious behavior.

• The Times says New York’s wealthiest PTAs should share with its neediest schools.

In the Blogs
• Bklyner has a rundown of the business openings and closings in the borough.

• After 31 years in the neighborhood, Teresa’s Restaurant has closed for good.

Trending in New York
• Packers
#CriticsChoice
#RHOA
#90DayFiance
Russell Wilson

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (11-29) topped the Miami Heat, 124-121.

• The Nets (18-20) drubbed the Atlanta Hawks, 108-86.

• The Rangers (21-19-4) host the Islander (27-12-4) at MSG. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• Clemson takes on LSU for the College Football Playoff national championship. Kick-off is at 8 p.m.

• NFL Divisional Round:
San Francisco 49ers beat Minnesota Vikings, 27-10
Tennessee Titans shock Baltimore Ravens, 28-12
Kansas City Chiefs rout Houston Texans, 51-31
Green Bay Packers edge Seattle Seahawks, 28-23.

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Screen Actors Guild Awards Sun Jan 19th 8pm Honoring the best achievements in film and television performances for the year 2019. Showing live in our bar – no tickets required! Syndicated Bar & Theatre, 40 Bogart St., East Williamsburg.
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Real Estate
• The U.S. Marshals Service is relocating its NYC offices to a 40,000-square-foot space at Industry City.

• For Sale – 87 Suydam Street, Bushwick – Six family home on 3 levels – each unit is a 2 BR / 1 bath.  Fully finished basement. $1.4M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Sale - 1483 East 22nd Street, Midwood – Beautiful 1,224 s/f single family duplex in move in condition has 4 BRs, 2 bath LR w/fireplace leads into DR. Full size kitchen w/marble countertops, sliding door that leads to read deck sun room. $888,000. Homes.com 833-252-8033

• Sold – Bay Ridge – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 990-square-foot co-op at 8502 Fort Hamilton Parkway for $371,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday evening, an unidentified man entered a Chase Bank at 20 Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn. He approached the teller window and produced a note demanding cash. The teller complied, and the man fled on foot with an undetermined sum of money.

• On early Sunday morning, police responded to a report of an assault in front of 2785 West 15 Street in Coney Island. Cops found 42-year-old James Santiago from the Bronx with numerous stab wounds. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Downtown – 1 p.m. – MTA Long Island Rail Road to unveil lactation pod to accommodate mothers at Atlantic Terminal. Flatbush Ave. and Atlantic Ave.

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January 13th, 2020 at 9:31 am

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