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Thursday, December 11

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 38. Sprinkles or flurries possible.

Top Stories
• Hong Kong police arrested and tore down the tents of long-standing protestors from the pro-democracy movement, arguing for less restrictive elections.

• Russia will remain India’s most important defense partner, as Putin pledged to provide the country with oil, weapons and nuclear power.

• Former Vice President Dick Cheney said during an interview with Fox News that a declassified report on CIA torture tactics is “full of crap.”

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3rd Annual Sacred Object Holiday Bazaar – Sun. Dec. 14th 11AM-7PM Mingle, munch, and shop for magical, handmade luxury gifts that will bring the sacred into your Holiday!Maha Rose, 97 Green Street, Greenpoint. 

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Brooklyn News

• The yeshiva student who survived being stabbed in the head and neck was reunited with his mother yesterday after she flew in from Israel.

• With the construction of its new ice rink completed last year, Prospect Park is now trying (successfully) to resurrect the sport of curling in the city.

• Yesterday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced that the exhibition of sacred manuscripts associated with St. Francis of Assisi will open next Wednesday.

Entertainment
• Late Show host David Letterman announced that he will host his final show on May 20, ending a 6,028 episode run.

• Some hacked Sony Pictures emails reveal what one producer really thinks of Angelina Jolie — a “minimally talented spoiled brat.”

Opinion
 A bill was passed in legislature this year undercutting NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton’s ability to discipline his officers, which the New York Times says Gov. Cuomo needs to veto, particularly in light of recent events.

• While body cameras and police retraining are a step in the right direction, we really need to look at the way cops are prosecuted after a civilian death, writes the Queens Ledger.

Scoreboard
• The San Antonio Spurs handed the Knicks their tenth straight loss last night, handily beating them 109 – 95. The Knicks will head to Boston to play the Celtics tomorrow night at 7:30.

• The Chicago Bulls rolled over the Nets in last night’s game, 105 – 80. The Nets play the Philadelphia 76ers at home tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.

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Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock & Roll. Fri. Dec. 12th 8-11PM A multi-media presentation of the ways in which rock and roll has been deeply influenced by the painters, writers, and composers of the 19th century. $10 Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424-A 3rd Ave, Brooklyn www.morbidanatomymuseum.org

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Real Estate
• Latest news- Records show that LLCs related to Forest City have been buying up a number of medium-sized apartment buildings in Williamsburg.

• For sale – Prospect Lefferts Gardens – Eight-bedroom, three-bath, three-kitchen, multi-family home. Asking $400,000.
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• For sale – Cypress Hills – Seven-bedroom, 5.5-bath, multi-family home with a granite kitchen and finished basement. Asking $650,000.
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• Sold - Ocean Hill – A 2,016 sq. ft. two-family townhouse with five bedrooms and three bathrooms at 27 Roosevelt Pl. sold for $600,000.

Family/Parenting
• One blogger offers an alternative to the contemporary, overbearing “tiger mother”: the nurturing “elephant mom.”

• Think you’re hip to technology? See how many of these 99 texting acronyms every parent should know you can decipher. 

Events

• Crown Heights – 8:30 a.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James attends SHARE Breakfast with Brooklyn Cleargy, 158 Buffalo Ave.

• Prospect Heights – 10 a.m. – Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo joins elected officials, tenants and housing advocates to announce successful intervention into the illegal eviction of Carmen Pineiro, 230 Park Pl.

• Fort Greene – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – PACC collects coats for the annual New York Cares coat drive. PACC, 201 DeKalb Ave.

• Bed-Stuy – 10:30 a.m. – The Shadow Box Theatre presents holiday sing-a-long “Big Annie.” $15 at door, children under 2 free. PS 3 The Bedford Village School, 50 Jefferson Ave.

• DoBro – 12 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams launches holiday market village, Columbus Park outside of Borough Hall

• Flatbush - 1 p.m. – Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music students present solo and chamber works. Free. Brooklyn College, Studio 312, 2900 Bedford Ave.

• Cobble Hill – 7 p.m. – Alison Cherry celebrates the release of her novel “For Real,” the story of sisters Claire and Miranda who join an around-the-world reality show race. BookCourt, 163 Court St.

• Marine Park – 7:30 p.m. – Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association Annual Holiday Party. Carmine Carro Community Center, Fillmore Ave. & Madison Pl.

Written by BKTicker

December 11th, 2014 at 9:40 am

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