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Morning Buzz: Woman attacked with hammer in Bushwick, China sees huge one-day spike in coronavirus cases

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Thursday, February 13

Weather
• Rain in the morning with a high of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• China saw a huge one-day spike – 15,000 new cases and 242 reported deaths – related to coronavirus.

• The Senate majority leader wants to roll back bail reforms, but the Assemblywon’t budge. Meanwhile, a transit crook with 138 arrests can’t be jailed.

• The head of the Iowa Democratic Party has resigned in the wake of the caucus debacle.

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Story Time: Consent (for Kids!)  Sun Feb 16th 11:30am Little ones learn about boundaries and what to do if someone makes you feel uncomfortable. Ages 3–8. Greenlight, 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens
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Brooklyn News
• A hammer-wielding thug attacked a woman in Bushwick for her purse.

• A ticked-off Brooklyn bus rider attacked a driver with a padlock after he was left behind at a stop.

• With a statewide plastic bag ban set to go into effect in just a couple of weeks, the city took to the streets of Williamsburg to hand out reusable bags.

Politics
• Borough President Eric Adams predicts the 2021 mayoral race is going to be a dirty campaign.

• A hero shop in Bensonhurst created a sandwich in honor of AssemblywomanNicole Malliotakis.

Entertainment
• Charlotte Gainsbourg has been plastering Greenwich Village with posters looking for her missing cat. For some reason, they include her glamour shot.

• Constance Wu admitted on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” that she has yet to watch her starring role in Hustlers.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972, Led Zeppelin is forced to cancel a concert in Singapore when officials won’t let them off the plane because of their long hair.

• In 1944, movie actress Stockard Channing is born in New York City. She played a memorable role as Rizzo in this 1978 movie.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate says Amy Klobuchar saved her presidential aspirations with a deceptive attack on her opponents.

• The Brooklyn Downtown Star writes that ultimately the March 1st ban on plastic bags will be a good thing, even if there is an adjustment period.

In the Blogs
• A free indoor skatepark hosted by Vans has opened its doors in Bushwick.

• Phil Collins Day – yes, you read that right, Phil Collins Day – returns to Greenpoint on Saturday.

Trending in New York
Jokic
#Survivor
#AEWDynamite
#ToAllTheBoysPSIStillLoveYou
bobby portis

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (17-38) fell to the Wizards, 114-96.

• The Nets (25-28) topped the Raptors, 101-91.

• St. John’s (14-11) beat Providence, 80-69.

• The Rangers (28-23-4) head to Minnesota for a matchup with the Wild. Puck drops at 8 p.m.

• The Islanders (33-16-6) are in Music City for an 8 p.m. contest with the Predators.

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Are You That Somebody?  Fri Feb 14th 6-9pm  An interactive night of games including People Bingo, Tinder IRL and The Ex-Files. Singles and couples welcome. RSVP  Parklife, 636 Degraw Street, Gowanus
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Real Estate
• Find out why Downtown and Prospect Lefferts Gardens made Curbed’s list of the best neighborhoods to call home.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 16th 1-2:30pm. 296 Leonard Street, Williamsburg- Two family home and store. 1st flr is commercial space, two 2 BR/1B apts upstairs. $2.599M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Sale – 320 57th Street #5A, Sunset Park – Top floor cond with 4 BRs, 1 3/4 bath, EIK w/ open floor plan to living area. Modern SS appliances, quartz countertops, central a/c & heat. $760,000 Homes.com. 718-690-3900 

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,800-square-foot duplex at 556 Clinton Street in Carroll Gardens for $875,000.

Style & Fashion
• Augmented reality is going to completely change how you update your wardrobe.

• Here’s the best trends for 2020 spotted so far at New York Fashion Week.

Events
Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Cooking With What You Have. Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Prospect Heights - 7 p.m. – The Lumineers. Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

• Downtown – 7 p.m. – Nonprofit Security Grant Workshop. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Bedford-Stuyvesant - 7 p.m. – Remembering: A Tribute to American Jazz Legends. Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 212 Tompkins Ave.

Prospect Lefferts Gardens - 7 to 9 p.m. – Seasonal Skies: Winter Stars & Star Clusters. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave., Room 236

Park Slope – 7:30 p.m. – Screening of Casablanca. Nitehawk Cinema, 188 Prospect Park West

Boerum Hill – 7:30 p.m. – Pop-Up Magazine. Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave.

Williamsburg – 8 .m. – 808s & Heartbreak: The Entire Kanye West Album. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

Written by BKTicker

February 13th, 2020 at 9:29 am

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Morning Buzz: Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary, Off-duty cop strikes Grubhub cyclist

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Wednesday, February 12
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Lincoln’s Birthday.
Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 43 degrees. Periods of rain at night.

Top Stories
• Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary, with Pete Buttigieg coming in second. Both Andrew Yang and Michael Bennet dropped out of the race.

• The Justice Department is scaling back its own sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone after Trump slammed it as unfair. Four prosecutors quit the case in response.

Kobe and Gianna Bryant were laid to rest in a private Los Angeles funeral.

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Black History Month: Brooklyn and the Underground Railroad Sat Feb 22nd 11am-12:30pm The underground railroad was a network of sanctuaries for enslaved women and men escaping slavery. Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk through the park highlighting the borough’s link to freedom. Participants are selected by lottery – sign up now!
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Brooklyn News
• A 22-year-old man was fatally shot in the courtyard of the Glenwood Houses in Flatlands.

• An off-duty police officer struck and seriously injured a Grubhub worker on an e-bike in Crown Heights.

• Police have released a photo of a suspect in a Brooklyn cold-case murdermystery from eight years ago.

Politics
• Mike Bloomberg is in hot water after a 2015 audio clip surfaced of the former mayor defending stop-and-frisk policing.

AOC has yet another Democratic challenger, this time a former business news anchor.

Entertainment
• Harvey Weinstein won’t take the stand on his sex abuse and rape trial, bringing the case closer to a verdict.

• NBC has renewed the sitcom “Superstore” for a sixth season.

Buzzing Back

• In 1961, this song by The Miracles becomes Motown Record’s first million-selling single.

• In 1968, actor Josh Brolin is born in Santa Monica, CA. He is the stepson of this famous actress.

Opinion
• Cecilia Gaston writes in the Daily News that Queens voters should reject domestic abuser Hiram Monserrate’s attempted political comeback.

• The Post examines why it’s so hard to run a small business in New York City.

In the Blogs
• As Valentine’s Day nears, Bklyner lists where to grab the best flowers in the borough.

• A Silver Alert has been issued for a 76-year-old Greenpoint woman who was last seen on Sunday.

Trending in New York
• #NHprimary2020
#YangGang
Lloyd
Daniel
#WestminsterDogShow

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (28-23-4) topped the Winnipeg Jets, 4-1.

• The Islanders (33-16-6) bested the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-3.

• The Knicks (17-37) host the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (24-28) welcome the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors to Brooklyn. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (13-11) faces Providence at Carnesecca Arena at 8:30 p.m.

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Pop-Up Magazine Wed Feb 12th & Thurs Feb 13th 7:30pm A night of stories, music, art and performances and so much more. Check out the full list of contributors to the Winter 2020 Issue here$39. Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave., Boerum Hill.
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Real Estate
• National Grid has signed an 87,000-square-foot lease on the 11th and 12th floors of Two Hanson Place near the Barclays Center.

• For Sale – 630 Lafayette Ave, Bed-Stuy – One family home on 3 levels, full finished basement. 5 BRs, 3 bath, finished basement, unfinished cellar. Close to shopping & activities.  $1.199M Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Rent - 180 Scholes Street #1B, Williamsburg – Renovated 3 BR, 1.5 bath, balcony, hardwood floors, garage, laundry in unit, kitchen w/ SS appliances, central heating & cooling.  $4,050/month. Blue Egg Realty 347-464-9484

• Sold – Homecrest – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 876-square-foot house at 2221 East 13th Street for $699,000. Zillow.

Business News
• The T-Mobile-Sprint merger is one step closer to reality after a federal judge approved the deal.

• The Federal Reserve warned that the novel coronavirus outbreak will “very likely” affect the U.S. economy.

Events
East New York – 10 a.m. – FDNY holds EMS graduation and promotion ceremony. Christian Cultural Center, 12020 Flatlands Ave.

• Fort Greene – 6:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts Trailblazers Program and Award Ceremony. Long Island University, Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, 1 University Plaza.

• Park Slope – 8 p.m. – Moonstruck Live! (Cher wigs encouraged). Union Hall, 702 Union St.

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

 

Written by BKTicker

February 12th, 2020 at 9:14 am

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Morning Buzz: Cops suspended for distributing video of Bronx shootout; Cartel leader to be potentially tried in Brooklyn

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Tuesday, February 11

Weather
• Rain and cloudy skies with a high of 57 degrees.

Top Stories
• Two cops have been suspended for passing around videos of the dramatic shootout inside a Bronx precinct station.

• Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi says he will not hold a hearing on Trump’s $4.8 trillion budget, warning that it will turn into a “diatribe against the president.”

• Decades later, the assassination of Malcolm X may be reinvestigated due to an extensive documentary series that premiered on Netflix.

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Prospect Park Soiree  Sat June 13th   The most celebrated party of the year!  Tickets are now on sale!  Click here to learn more.
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Brooklyn News
• A Sinaloa Cartel leader accused of participating in an international drug trafficking ring may be tried in Brooklyn.

• Days after a man’s corpse was found in a flaming car with a gunshot wound to the head in Red Hook, police are ruling the death a homicide.

• The Brooklyn Ballet will put on a show featuring dancers of color for the first time in its 175-year history.

Politics
• Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani says New Yorkers want him to run again, calling Mayor de Blasio a “total disaster.”

• The mayor announced Victor Calise, commissioner of the city’s Office for People with Disabilities, as his latest nominee to the MTA board.

Entertainment
• An alleged fake athletic resume used by one of Lori Loughlin’s daughters has surfaced in the actress’ ongoing college admissions scandal case.

Gothamist narrates the brief, yet wondrous, life and death of Cardvaark, the MTA’s proposed MetroCard mascot.

Buzzing Back

• In 2012 pop superstar Whitney Houston dies at age 48.  Her 1985 debut album sold more than 25 million copies around the world.

• In 1969 TV actress Jennifer Aniston is born in Los Angeles, CA.  In 1996, she appeared in a Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers music video for this song.

Opinion
• The Post’s Kyle Smith says this year’s Oscars was the most politically-correct show yet, exposing Hollywood for its hypocrisy.

• Slate hypothesizes that Trump might do something genuinely good for Science.

In the Blogs
• Bed-Stuy “boozerie” Project Parlor had its grand re-opening after closing up for a month during renovations.

• Brokelyn’s got the top ten things to do this week, hearts edition.

Trending in New York
• Dixville Notch
• Larry David
• #TuesdayThoughts
 #BloombergIsRacist
• #broomstickchallenge

Scoreboard
• The Nets (24-28) topped the Indiana Pacers, 106 to 105.

• The Islanders (32-16-6) beat the Washington Capitals, 5 to 3. Tonight they host the Philadelphia Flyers at 7 p.m.

• The Rangers (27-23-4) face the Winnipeg Jets at 8 p.m.

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Shakespeare in the Club: Romeo & Juliet  Wed Feb 19th & Thurs Feb 20th 7pm  The Capulet’s and The Montague’s have dragged their age-old vendetta to center stage – choose ye house and stay the consequences!  Tickets  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• New broker fee laws are causing both excitement and concern for NYC tenants.

• For Sale – 112A McKibben Street, Williamsburg – Two family rick features 5 BRs, 2.5 bath, high-end upgrades, open living/dining area, hardwood floors.  Full basement w/ washer/dryer, 2 car private driveway.  $1.425M. O’Kane Realty. 917-376-8780

• For Rent – Clifton Place, Clinton Hill - Room for rent – studio w/ 1.5 bath.  Roof deck, hardwood floors, pets ok.  $875/month. Blue Egg Realty. 347-464-9484

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,540 square foot condo at 2471 Ocean Ave. for $725,000. Zillow.

Technology
• The US has charged four Chinese military officers over the huge cyber-attack of credit rating giant Equifax.

• WeWork Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure maintains that the company’s ousted CEO Adam Neumann did not walk away with a $1 billion package.

Events
Downtown Brooklyn – 3 p.m. – Screening of “Do the Right Thing.” Walt Whitman Library Branch, 53 St. Edwards St.

Central Brooklyn – 11 a.m. – Lease signing for Brooklyn Community Pride Center. Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St.

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

Greenpoint - 6 to 10 p.m. – North Brooklyn Boat Club Fundraiser.  Diamond Bar, 43 Franklin Street

Williamsburg – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.- Countdown to the A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship.  Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th Street

Flatbush -8 p.m. – Tim & Eric: Mandatory Attendance World Tour.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

Prospect Heights – 8:30 p.m. – History’s Most Notorious Female Killers.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue

Written by BKTicker

February 11th, 2020 at 9:37 am

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Morning Buzz: Parks worker busted for trying to kill girlfriend’s ex, Deliveryman robbed at gunpoint

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Monday, February 10

Weather
• Cloudy with periods of rain. High of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• “Parasite” won four Academy Awards, including the Oscar for Best Picture. It’s the first non-English language film to win in its 92-year history.

• Trump’s annual federal budget will call for a $11.7 billion cut to foreign aid.

• A Bronx gunman burst into a police precinct and shot an NYPD lieutenant just hours after wounding an officer two blocks away.

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North Brooklyn Boat Club Fundraiser: Friends with Benefits Tues Feb 11th 6-10pm Half of all drink revenues will be donated to NBBC, getting ready for another year of community boating! The Diamond, 43 Franklin St.
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Brooklyn News
• A city parks worker was arrested for trying to kill his girlfriend’s ex in Bushwick.

• A food delivery worker was robbed at gunpoint inside an apartment building in Brownsville.

• A Sunset Park man with a cane attacked an 11-year-old boy and stole his phone.

Politics
• The Iowa Democratic Party says Pete Buttigieg got the most delegates after the caucus, and Bernie Sanders came in second.

• The NYPD sergeants union is declaring a “war” on Mayor de Blasio after recent cop shootings.

Entertainment
• Here is the full list of winners from this year’s Academy Awards.

Weekend Box Office
• Birds of Prey: $33 million
Bad Boys for Life: $12 million
1917: $9 million
Dolittle: $6 million
Jumanji: The Next Level: $5 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2014, child star Shirley Temple dies at 85. At the age of 6, she won a special Juvenile Academy Award for “her outstanding contribution to screen entertainment.”

• In 1967, actress Laura Dern is born in Los Angeles. She was a main cast member of this 2017 HBO drama.

Opinion
• The Daily News says in the wake of the Bronx shootings of a police officer, anti-cop rhetoric must stop.

• The Post says NYCHA isn’t the only city agency that keeps bungling on leadpaint.

In the Blogs
• Humboldt & Jackson in north Brooklyn is closing its doors this month.

• Brooklyn Technical High School has appointed a new principal.

Trending in New York
• #Oscars
Eminem
#BongHive
Brad Pitt
Cynthia Erivo

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (17-37) fell to the Atlanta Hawks in overtime, 140-135.

• The Nets (23-28) head to Indiana to face the Pacers at 7 p.m.

• The Rangers (27-23-4) topped the Los Angeles Kings, 4-1.

• The Islanders (31-16-6) visit the Washington Capitals at 7 p.m.

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Countdown to the A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship Tues Feb 11th 6:30-9:30pm St. Bonaventure @ Saint Joseph’s, Fordham @ Davidson and Rhode Island @ Dayton. Brewery tours, food & beverage tastings, door prizes and more. Tickets. Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th St., Williamsburg.
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Real Estate
• The real estate industry is planning to sue state regulators to block a new policy that would end some tenant-paid rental fees.

• For Sale - 72 Cooper Street, Bushwick - Large two family home one block to train! Three stories plus finished basement. Open flr plan LR, FDR, EIK, 3 BRS, working fireplace.  Dave Pastorini. 718-757-5881 

• For Rent – 137 Prospect Avenue #3B, Gowanus – Newly renovated 3 BR, 2 bath apt near all.  Central a/c, common courtyard, roof access, SS appliances. All pets allowed.  $4,100/month.  Nooklyn.com. 718-916-5908

• Sold – Bushwick – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,300-square-foot house at 1483 Jefferson Avenue for $1.175 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On early Saturday morning, near New Utrecht Avenue and 42nd Street in Borough Park, a 21-year-old man was walking when he was approached by three unknown men who demanded his property. The suspects forcibly removed a cell phone and various electronics from the victim’s pockets, then fled. The victim was not injured. He lost an estimated $660 in estimated value.

• On early Saturday morning, police responded to a 911 call of harassment and a car fire at Court Street and Bay Street in Red Hook. After FDNY extinguished the fire, police found an unidentified man, unconscious, with trauma to the head in the passenger seat. He was pronounced dead. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. An investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Williamsburg – 9:30 a.m. – Councilman Antonio Reynoso, DSNY hand out free reusable bags in advance of bag ban. 330 Graham Ave.

Written by BKTicker

February 10th, 2020 at 9:46 am

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Morning Buzz: Man shot in the face during ICE arrest; MTA reopens entrances at Nostrand Avenue subway

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Friday, February 7

Weather
• Cloudy and windy with showers in the morning. High of 57 degrees.

Top Stories
• A U.S. counterterrorism operation killed Qasim al-Raymi, leader of al Qaeda in Yemen.

• NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth after record-setting stay in space.

• The Chinese doctor in Wuhan who sounded the alarm on the novel coronavirus, 34, died from the disease.

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Teen Night: Windows of the Soul  Fri Feb 7th 5-7:30pm  This month, get inspired by themes in JR: Chronicles and explore photography, street art, and urban activism. Free and open to all teens 14+.  Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Prospect Heights
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Brooklyn News
• The MTA announced plans to reopen a pair of long-shuttered entrances at Nostrand Avenue subway station.

• Federal immigration agents shot a man in the face in Gravesend during a bust that turned into a wild street brawl.

• K-Pop group BTS teamed up with British sculptor Antony Gormley for a massive art installation in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Politics
• The Department of Homeland Security is barring New Yorkers from a program that expedites access through airport security in response to the state’s new “Green Light Law.”

• Mayor De Blasio unveiled his administration’s priorities for 2020 in his seventh State of the City address.

Entertainment
• Pearl Jam is set to play a special SiriusXM concert at The Apollo next month.

• David Letterman is claiming that Quentin Tarantino once threatened to kill himover the phone.

Buzzing Back

• In 1964 The Beatles arrive in New York!  Two days later, they appeared on this television show.

• In 1965 comedian Chris Rock is born in Andrews, SC.  He created and narrated this 2005 TV series, which is based on his youth.

Opinion
• The NY Post says De Blasio got it mostly right when it comes to property-tax reform.

• In the wake of his death, CNN spotlights Kirk Douglas’s political courage.

In the Blogs
• The city’s 3-K for All program expands to Greenpoint and Williamsburg.

• Brooklyn Based put together 10 culture essentials for Brooklynites in February.

Trending in New York
• #FallonAsksBTS
• #FridayFeeling
• #snowday
• Bayonne
• James Woods

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (16-36) topped the Orlando Magic, 105 to 103.

• The Islanders (31-15-6) beat the Los Angeles Kings, 5 to 3.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers (26-22-4) host the Buffalo Sabres at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• St. John’s Red Storm takes on the Creighton Bluejays at 6 p.m.
• The Knicks play the Detroit Pistons at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders come up against the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7 p.m.
• The Nets (23-27) head to Toronto to face the Raptors at 7:30 p.m.

• UFC Main Card 247 at Houston’s Toyota Center starts at 10 p.m. The main event is Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes.

Sunday
• The Knicks are off to Atlanta to play the Hawks at 6 p.m.
• The Rangers host the Los Angeles Kings at MSG. Puck drops at 6 p.m.

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Nature, Design and How You Can Save the World  Sat Feb 8th 2-4pm  An interactive design workshop where you’ll learn about the incredible abilities of animals and plants, and use their genius to inspire a product of your own.  $25  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights.
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Real Estate
• Seven Brooklyn neighborhoods are among the top ten in NYC where sellers have the upper hand.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 9th 12-2pm. 112A McKibben Street, Williamsburg- Two family brick features 5 BRs, 2.5 bath, hardwood floors, 2 car garage on private driveway.  2nd floor offers open concept living.  Full finished basement, washer/dryer, beautiful outdoor pavers.  $1.425M. O’Kane Realty. 917-376-8780 

OPEN HOUSE- Sun Feb 9th 2:30-4pm. 483 Humboldt Street, Greenpoint - Two family home on 4 levels – lower duplex is a 2 BR, 2 bath unit; upper duplex is a 3 BR, 2 bath unit.  Two full kitchens great storage space, access to large beautiful yard.  Attic can be used as a family room or office.  $1.395M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

• Sold – Coney Island – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 700 square-foot apartment at 2928 W. 5th St. for $275,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Randolph Beer, a local chain of popular brewpubs, is expanding into a giant space on the waterfront in north Williamsburg.

• The city’s first cocktail ‘brewery’ Wandering Barman is also coming to Williamsburg.

Restaurant ABC’s – Bushwick
Grade A – Petra, 523 Evergreen Ave. Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Food contact surface not properly maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Caffeine Underground, 447 Central Ave. Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Evidence of mice or live mice present; Evidence of rats or live rats present; Pesticide use not in accordance with label or applicable laws; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Santa Ana Restaurant, 187 Irving Ave. Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Food contact surface improperly constructed or located; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Pesticide use not in accordance with label or applicable laws; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
Prospect Heights – 5 to 7:30 p.m. – Teen Night: Windows of the Soul.  Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy.

Saturday
Williamsburg - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Brooklyn Flea *mini* Record Fair.  25 Kent Avenue
• Bensonhurst - 12:30 p.m. – Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis presented with a sandwich named for her at Lioni’s Heroes. 7803 15th Ave.
• Sunset Park - 12:30 p.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse for Kids: The Music of Bob Marley.  Industry City, 220 36th Street #2A
• Greenpoint – 1 p.m. & 6 p.m. – Brooklyn Wine Festival: Tastings, Food & Music.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 1 to 4:30 p.m. – Natural Perfume Blending. Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 990 Washington Avenue, Room 125
Prospect Heights – 2 to 4 p.m. – Nature, Design & How You Can Save the World.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue
 Williamsburg – 3:30 to 5 p.m. – Dr. Nan’s Healthy Hedonism. Shag, 108 Roebling St.

Sunday
• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar Zoo Year – Year of the Rat.  Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue
• Williamsburg – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Brooklyn Flea *mini* Record Fair.  25 Kent Avenue
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of the Grateful Dead for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Williamsburg – Noon – Valentine’s Market.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue
Park Slope – Noon to 4 p.m. – Community Baking Day with Brick Oven Brooklyn.  Old Stone House, 336 Third Avenue
Greenpoint – 1 to 7 p.m. – Love Grows in Brooklyn Valentine’s Day Market.  Greenpoint Loft, 67 West Street
Flatbush – 3 p.m. – Romeo & Juliet.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue
Marine Park – 6 – 7:30 p.m. – It’s Just a Phase: NYC Parks’ urban park rangers invite you to gaze at the February “snow moon.” Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center.
Gowanus – 6:30 Pre-Show; 8pm Awards Show – Academy Awards Party.  Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett Street

Written by BKTicker

February 7th, 2020 at 9:00 am

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Morning Buzz: Gowanus residents make demands ahead of rezone, Sanders & Buttigieg in virtual tie in Iowa

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Thursday, February 6

Weather
• Periods of rain throughout the day with a high of 46.

Top Stories
• Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg are in a virtual tie in Iowa with 97 percent of the precincts reporting.

• Tenants in New York City will no longer be forced to pay a broker’s fee when renting an apartment.

• Steve Cohen backed out of a deal to buy the New York Mets after the Wilpons balked at giving up control after five years.

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Romeo & Juliet  Sun Feb 9th 3pm  The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa will bring Romeo and Juliet to Brooklyn! Tickets Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
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Brooklyn News
• Gowanus residents are making several demands of the city ahead of a plan to rezone the neighborhood.

• A Brooklyn teen was shot dead in East New York while he rapped on FacebookLive.

• Grimaldi’s pizzeria in Coney Island will shut down for failing to pay taxes.

Politics
• As disgraced former pol Hiram Monserrate looks to take a Queens Assembly seat, Albany Democrats are pushing a bill to prevent it.

• The only GOP pol left in Queens is helping two Dems – Councilman Donovan Richards and Borough President Eric Adams – get elected.

Entertainment
• Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas, best know for his lead role in Spartacus, is dead. He was 103 years old.

• State Farm accuses Shannon Doherty of using her cancer diagnosis to get a big insurance payout to repair he California home.

Buzzing Back

• In 1965, The Righteous Brothers led the US hit parade with this song.

• In 1911, Ronald Reagan was born in Tampico, Illinois. In 1964, he gave a speech for this presidential contender, jump-starting his political career.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate says Pete Buttigieg’s success in Iowa is a recipe for how he could defeat President Donald Trump in November.

• The COO of an area drug treatment facility writes in the Brooklyn Downtown Star that more than fetanyl, we need to worry about a rise in meth use.

In the Blogs
• A new 50-foot-high art installation was revealed at Domino Park on Monday.

• Members of a violent Bushwick gang pleaded guilty to a gruesome murder that included torture

Trending in New York
Global Entry
#CNNTownHall
Sam Raimi
Matt Gaetz
Your Love

Scoreboard
• The Nets (23-27) topped the Warriors, 129-88.

• The Rangers (26-22-4) bested the Maple Leafs, 5-3.

• The Knicks (15-36) host the Magic at MSG. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (30-15-6) welcome the Kings to Barclays Center. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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Love Grows in Brooklyn Valentine’s Day Market  Sun Feb 9th 1-7pm  A day full of free, fun activities, live music and shopping. Greenpoint Loft, 67 West Street, Greenpoint
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Real Estate
• Can you just lock out your problem tenants? A local realtor shares how to take back your rental property.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 9th 3-4:30pm (By Appt Only) 296 Leonard Street, Williamsburg - Two family home and first-floor store. 2 apts upstairs, each having 2 Bs, 1 bath. $2.599M. Capri Jet Realty 347-450-3577 

• For Sale – 1573 E. 21st Street, Midwood – Three story house consists of 3 BRs, full bath.  3rd flr has 2 BRs, full bath. Basement also has 2 BRs, full bath. $1.2M. Homes.com 646-741-3893

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 885-square-foot apartment at 764 Bergen Street in Crown Heights for $885,000.

Style & Fashion
• Serena Williams just launched a limited edition travel collection with Away.

• Some of Pornhub’s biggest star will walk in Fashion Week for the first time, donning clothes from the newest collection from a pair of Berlin designers.

Events
• Brownsville - 6:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams hosts town hall on bail reform. Van Dyke Community Center, 392 Blake Ave.

• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 7:30 p.m. – Civic Engagement Series: Writing for Democracy Fundraiser for You Can Vote! Greenlight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Ave.

• Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Jazz is Phish. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

Williamsburg – 10 p.m. – Dirty Thursday: 90s Night. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

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February 6th, 2020 at 8:54 am

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Morning Buzz: Teen fatally shot in the head, Brooklyn DA won’t charge cops for fatal shooting

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Wednesday, February 5

Weather
• Cloudy with periods of rain. High of 43 degrees.

Top Stories
• On the eve of his likely acquittal in the impeachment trial, Trump promoted a “Great American Comeback” as he traded slights with Nancy Pelosi.

Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders are leading the pack after Iowa released partial results of its presidential caucus.

• A suspected novel coronavirus patient at Bellevue Hospital tested negative for the disease.

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Civic Engagement Series: Write for Democracy Fundraiser for You Can Vote! Thurs Feb 6th 7:30pm Tonight we raise funds for “You Can Vote” featuring readings, live performances and an open bar to raise funds. Read more about this event. Greenlight Book Store, 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn teen was fatally shot in the head outside a bodega in East New York.

• The Brooklyn DA will not charge two cops for a 2017 fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man.

• A local artist honored Kobe and Gianna Bryant with a mural just across the street from the Barclays Center.

Politics
• Bloomberg has doubled his TV ad spending to capitalize on the Iowa caucus chaos.

• The battle over bail reform is raging on in Albany, as uniformed officers joined Republicans to call for repeal.

Entertainment
• Disney+ has hit 28.6 million paid subscribers since its launch last year.

• Selena Gomez is launching new own beauty line called Rare Beauty.

Buzzing Back

• In 1962, Ringo Starr appeared live with The Beatles for the first time when he filled in for an ailing Pete Best.

• In 1987, actor Darren Criss is born in San Francisco. In 2019, he won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of this serial killer in this FX drama.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the Iowa caucus debacle shows why the state shouldn’t lead off the presidential sweepstakes.

• The Post says allowing more time for the no-bail law to work will result in more victims.

In the Blogs
• Protected bike lanes are coming to Franklin Street and Meeker Avenue in north Brooklyn.

• Here’s a preview for Greenpointers’s “Love Grows in Brooklyn” Valentine’s market.

Trending in New York
• #SOTU
Rush Limbaugh
Dodgers
Space Force
Gretchen Whitmer

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (30-15-6) topped the Dallas Stars in overtime, 4-3.

• The Rangers (25-22-4) welcome the Toronto Maple Leafs to MSG at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (22-27) host the Golden State Warriors at 7:30 p.m.

• The Knicks parted ways with president Steve Mills, and are now considering candidates for top executive.

• Former Yankee Greg Bird has signed with the Texas Rangers after being cut.

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Brooklyn Flea *mini* Record Fair Sat Feb 8th & Sun Feb 9th 10am-6pm Held inside the Brooklyn Flea & Smorgasburg Winter market, including ten of our favorite vintage record dealers. 25 Kent Ave., Williamsburg.
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Real Estate
• The biggest January retail lease in Brooklyn was Fitness Factory Health Club in Fort Greene.

• For Sale - 1543 West 1st Street, Bensonhurst – Well-kept corner unit Condo features 2 BRs, 1 bath, high ceilings, plenty of windows w/ spectacular views.  Monthly maintenance includes heat & water.  $575,000. Homes.com. 833-252-8033

• For Rent - 8-3 Wyckoff Avenue, Unit 5C, Bushwick – 2 BR, 1 bath apt in amenity-rich building features unique layouts with industrial charm.  Central a/c, common roof deck w/epic city views, small pets allowed.  $3,046/month. Nooklyn.com 347-834-1688

• Sold – Bed-Stuy – A five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 3,402-square-foot house at 562 MacDonough Street for $1.565 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Macy’s is shuttering 125 stores, cutting thousands of corporate jobs and closing offices.

• Ford posted a $1.7 billion fourth-quarter loss and provided a weaker-than-expected 2020 forecast.

Events
• Flatbush – 11 a.m. – First Lady Chirlane McCray, Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot and ACS Commissioner David Hansell make announcement. Brightpoint Health, 1412 Church Ave.

Downtown – 11 a.m. – Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison announce results of a long-term investigation. 350 Jay St., 19th Fl.

Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – The History of Chocolate. Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Prospect Heights – 8:30 to 10 p.m. – Akenathen: Egypt’s Renegade Pharaoh. Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

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February 5th, 2020 at 9:23 am

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Morning Buzz: Iowa caucus still inconclusive; Owner reunited with his dog stolen from a Brooklyn IKEA

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Tuesday, February 4

Weather
• Showers and overcast skies throughout the day. High of 53 degrees.

Top Stories
• Two women were found dead, and a toddler injured, in a shooting at a Texas A&M University-Commerce residence hall

• The FDA approved the first drug to treat life-threatening peanut allergies in children.

• After a night of chaos, Iowa voters are still awaiting caucus results.

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Punderdome: NYC’s Comedy PUN Compuntition! Tues Feb 4th 8pm  A wild & crazy pun competition. Tickets  Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett Street, Gowanus
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Brooklyn News
• An owner and his beloved dog were reunited after the pup was apparently stolen from outside the IKEA in Red Hook.

• A Brooklyn man who was released from Rikers due to the new bail laws was back in jail again on various burglary and robbery charges.

• This local man holds the Guinness World Record for largest pizza boxcollection.

Politics
• Shaun Donovan, who served as President Barack Obama’s housing secretary and budget director, is exploring a 2021 run for New York City mayor.

• The Senate heard closing arguments in the impeachment trial, ahead of Wednesday’s vote.

Entertainment
• A “live capture” of an original performance of “Hamilton” at Richard Rogers Theatre in Manhattan is coming to movie theaters next year.

NBC explains why some Super Bowl commercials fell flat, while others made a big splash.

Buzzing Back

• In 1983 singer Karen Carpenter died of heart irregularities caused by anorexia nervosa, just short of her 33rd birthday.

• In 1913 civil rights leader Rosa Parks is born in Tuskegee, AL. She became known as the “first lady of civil rights” after she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in 1955.

Opinion
• USA Today delves into the world of plant-based “meat” products.

• The Daily News criticizes the governor for shifting costs and the blame when it comes to Medicaid.

In the Blogs
• Wedding Crashers is coming to 501 Union and the Green Building on Wednesday to show you how to make your big day a zero waste affair.

• Red envelopes for the Lunar New Year were sold for $10 to $400 a piece at the DeKalb Market Hall last week.

Trending in New York
• #MayorCheat
• #IACaucus
• Pete
• Shadow
• #worldcancerday2020

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (15-36) topped the Cleveland Cavaliers, 139 to 134.

• The Nets (22-27) beat the Phoenix Suns, 119 to 97

• The Rangers (25-22-4) fell to the Dallas Stars, 3 to 5.

• The Islanders (29-15-6) host the Dallas Stars at 7 p.m.

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Brooklyn Wine Festival: Tastings, Food & Music  Sat Feb 8th  1pm & 6pm sessions  Enjoy wine samples for the entire evening paired with live entertainment, food and interactive games.   $15-$75   Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street, Greenpoint
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Real Estate
• For Sale – 3165 Emmons Ave #1L, Sheepshead Bay – Condo w/ 1,200 s/f of indoor space, 1,000 s/f of outdoor space.  3 BRs, 2 bath, open layout LR/DR, live-in super, pet friendly, fitness center, indoor parking.  $955,000 Realtor.com 

• For Rent – East New York - Updated apartment features LR/DR combo, EIK, 3 large BRs w/closet space, 1 full bath, hardwood floors.  Heat and water included.  ID # 1365596. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Homecrest – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800 square foot apartment at 1855 E 12th St. for $260,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Vox explains how ads follow you around the internet.

• CNBC walks you through how to stop police from asking for your Amazon Ring video footage.

Events
Williamsburg – 7:30 p.m. – 90s Simpson Trivia.  the Gutter, 200 N. 14th Street

Gowanus - 8 p.m. – Punderdome:  NYC’s Comedy PUN Competition.  Littlefields, 635 Sackett Street

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February 4th, 2020 at 9:21 am

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