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Thursday, January 11
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended again today. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 44.

Top Stories
• The Republican governor of Missouri has admitted to an affair and using an illicit photo to try and blackmail his mistress.

• Rescuers were rushing to find survivors in the California mudslides that have killed at least 17 people. More than a dozen people are still missing.

• The publisher of Fire and Fury, the salacious new book about the Trump White House, can’t keep up with the demand.

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Rock & Roll Playhouse  Sun Jan 14th  11:30am  The Music of Bob Marley featuring David Langlois & The Brooklyners. $12  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg
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Brooklyn News
• The Brooklyn court officer, who coerced a woman into a stairwell for oral sex in exchange for helping in her boyfriend’s case, could get off with no jail time.

• National burger chain Carl’s Jr., which has location primarily on the West Coast, has opened a new joint in Coney Island.

• Officials at a Brownsville high school suspended an intellectually disabled girl who was gang raped to try and hide the incident.

Politics
• Huma Abedin and disgraced ex-congressman Anthony Weiner have called off their divorce, which some believe is to protect them in a federal probe.

• The wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s PR guru and infamous “agent of the city”has landed a plum new job at City Hall.

Entertainment
• Rick Springfield admitted in a new interview that he still struggles depressionand even recently considered suicide.

• After a thorny interview with Stephen Colbert about sexual harassment allegations the day before, James Franco was grilled by Seth Meyers.

Buzzing Back

• In 1992, Paul Simon returns to Johannesburg with the blessing of the U.N.  South Africa was under a cultural boycott due to apartheid.

• In 1971, R&B singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige is born in New York City. In 1993, she won the 7th Soul Train Music Awards with this talented artist.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the new head of NYC Health + Hospitals has a big task ahead of him, namely saving 11 public hospitals on the brink of collapse.

• The Post calls state Republicans “spineless” after they released their ideas for the new state budget.

In the Blogs
• All-electric buses equipped with WiFi and USB ports will be tested on the B32 between LIC and Williamsburg.

• After 20 years, Bron Yakov Shoe Repair closes its shop on DeGraw Street in Carroll Gardens.

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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (19-22) fell to the Bulls in double-overtime, 122-119.

• The Nets (114-80) were crushed by the Pistons, 114-80.

• The Mets are bringing back Jay Bruce, signing him to a three-year, $39 milliondeal.

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“Cruel Intentions” Drink-Along  Sat Jan 13th 9:15pm  The teen adaptation of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” along with a cocktail. Each ticket includes a Long Island Iced Tea. $24 Videology, 308 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• Broadway Stages is expanding its Greenpoint film studio on Kingsland Avenue, combining six buildings.

• For Sale – Bushwick – Package Deal – Two Side-by-Side 2 family homes feature a total of 4 duplex apts, 2 BRs each. Two 1 car garages. All vacant on title – call for details. Asking $3.996M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-782-4411

• For Sale – 37 Apollo Street, Greenpoint – Newly renovated two family brick delivered vacant! 4 BRs, 3 bath total.1st flr has access to backyard & pool. Finished basement w/ sep entrance, laundry room. New lighting, electric & plumbing.  Asking $2,299,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,332-square-foot single-family home at1079 79th Street in Dyker Heights for $1.15 million

Style & Fashion
• All the juicy gossip that’s fit to wear: Alexander Wang has launched a new men’s line inspired by Page Six.

• Here’s what Team USA will be wearing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Events
Fort Greene5 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James delivers remarks at “A Century of Striving: Advancing Women’s Empowerment from Suffrage to our Future” event. YMCA Brooklyn, 30 Third Ave.

DoBro6:30 p.m. – James speaks at CWA1180’s Executive Board installation. Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams St.

Williamsburg7 p.m. – 2018 FERUS Festival. National Sawdust, 80 N. 6th St.

Williamsburg9:30 p.m. – Screening of Peggy Sue Got Married.  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.

Written by BKTicker

January 11th, 2018 at 3:27 pm

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