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Thursday, February 8

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 34.

Top Stories
• Two students who attended Stuyvesant High School after 9/11 will hold a press conference today to urge their fellow classmates to get tested for cancer.

• Six months after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an emergency plan to fix the subways, there has been little improvement for riders.

• A U.S.-led coalition launched airstrikes on government-backed troops in eastern Syria, with dozens reported dead.

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The Magic City  Fri Feb 9th Sun Feb 11th  2pm & 7pm  A nine-year-old girl’s miniature city comes to life in this magical 1910 fantasy novel.  $16   BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Place, Boerum Hill
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Brooklyn News
• Police are investigating the stabbing murder of two grandparents by a masked man outside their Prospect-Lefferts Gardens home.

• The third L train shutdown open house will be held tonight at the Williamsburg Community Center.

• A Williamsburg supermarket with ties to the mob is seeking $4 million in city tax breaks for a condo development.

Politics
• The fed’s top witness in the trial of a Cuomo aide has a history of running scams of his own.

• A Bronx elected official is being investigated by a City Council Ethics Committee after allegedly making creep advances on a female staffer.

Entertainment
• Ben Affleck has been banned from a Las Vegas casino after he was bustedtrying to count cards at a Blackjack table.

• Quincy Jones said Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando once hooked up in the 1970s, and Pryor’s widow has confirmed the tale.

Buzzing Back

• In 1968, The Band Of Joy, featuring John Bonham and Robert Plant, made their first London appearance. Later that year they formed this group.

• In 1931, stage and film actor James Dean is born in Marion, Indiana. He is most remembered for his role in this iconic movie.

Opinion
• The Post says SpaceX’s new rocket is pushing the limits of human space travel, allowing for more distant journeys into the unknown.

• An Alzheimer’s Ambassador who lost his grandmother to the disease urges Congress to support the BOLD Act in an op-ed for the Greenpoint Star.

In the Blogs
• The Carroll Gardens Library currently has an exhibit showcasing the collections of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

• Greenpointers profiles the eight Neighborhood Coordination Officers at the 94th Precinct.

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Scoreboard
• The Nets (19-37) fell to the Pistons, 115-106.

• The Rangers (25-24-5) were crushed by the Bruins, 6-1.

• St. John’s did it again! Fresh off an upset of fourth-ranked Duke, the Red Storm (12-13) knocked off top-ranked Villanova, 79-75.

• The Prozingis-less Knicks (23-32) host the Toronto Raptors at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (26-22-6) are in Buffalo for a 7 p.m. meeting with the Sabres.
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Dirty Thursday: 90s Night  Thurs Feb 8th 10pm  The best of the 90’s all in one place, all mixed up and themed to throwback perfection!  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Bushwick
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Real Estate
• ODA New York’s colorful Bushwick rental building is starting to look more like its renderings.

• For Sale – 345A & 347A Bleeker Street, Bushwick  Package Deal – Two Brick buildings, both buildings are 6 families w/ 4 levels.  New Construction.  12 BRs, 16 Bath total.  Close to all.  Asking $2,950,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Sale – 3089 Brighton Beach Avenue, Brighton Beach - European Cafe business for sale. Just renovated, right on beach entrance.  Store is currently open & operating, $20,000 net income monthly.  Asking $125,000  Tornike Sinauridze  Exit Kingdom Realty  347-770-3003

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 1,454-square-foot apartment at 575 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg for $495,000.

Style & Fashion
Drake’s dad has his own suit line, and it’s actually pretty snazzy.

• Looking for a new beau? Here’s 46 models – boys and gals – to look out for at New York Fashion Week.

Events
• DoBro11 a.m. – Bus Turnaround Coalition Rally. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Williamsburg5 p.m. – MTA hosts L train shutdown open house. Williamsburg Community Center, 195 Graham Ave.

Gowanus8 p.m. – Tom Green performs. The Bell House, 149 7th St.

Bushwick10 p.m. – Dirty Thursday: 90s Night. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

Written by BKTicker

February 8th, 2018 at 1:26 pm

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