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Thursday, March 8
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are still in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 41.

Top Stories
• At least one person was killed as another Nor’easter pummeled the East Coast. Grand Central became a makeshift hotel for stranded commuters.

• The mayor’s second pick for chancellor is facing his first controversy: he allegedly fired a subordinate who scolded him for flirting with another woman.

• The number of knives and boxcutters confiscated at city schools rose dramatically toward the end of last year.

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Little Cinema presents “Basquiat”  Thurs Mar 8th 7-9pm  Exploring the relationship of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol in the changing art scene of the ’80s. $16. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Crown Heights
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Brooklyn News
• New video shows the thief who was shot and killed by an off-duty cop at a Brooklyn gas station on Monday night.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio says the woman who killed two kids after likely suffering a seizure behind the wheel should be locked up.

• Yesterday’s ice and snow didn’t stop member of the Coney Island Polar Bears club from taking a dip in the Atlantic Ocean.

Politics
• Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to declare a state of emergency to expedite repairs at NYCHA buildings.

•The president’s legal team secured a temporary restraining order against ex-porn star Stormy Daniels, who wants to talk about their alleged affair.

Entertainment
• Usher reportedly had his eye on Tessa Thompson before he announced a split from his wife.

• Heather Locklear is headed to rehab after her latest domestic violenceincident.

Buzzing Back

• In 1950, the VW bus goes into production.  The bus was a favorite mode of transportation for hippies in the U.S. during the 1960s.

• In 1945, actor-musician Micky Dolenz is born in Los Angeles. He is best known for being a part of this 1960s rock band.

Opinion
• A writer for the Times says Gary Cohen’s exit from the White House is bad news for Republicans, comparing it to the plot of The Shawshank Redemption.

• The Post rips the mayor for suggesting that taxpayers should pay his wife.

In the Blogs
• Looking for an interesting career move? A bar in Greenpoint is looking for a beekeeper.

• Here’s your guide to finding Brooklyn-made bourbon.

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• #ThursdayThoughts

Scoreboard
• St. John’s topped Georgetown, 88-77, in the first round of the Big East tournament. They face Xavier in the quarterfinals today at noon.

• The Nets (20-45) are in Charlotte for a 7 p.m. contest with the Hornets.

• The Rangers (30-31-6) are in Tampa Bay to take on the Lightning. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (29-29-9) are in Edmonton for a 9 p.m. skate with the Oilers.

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The World Only Spins Forward: The Story & Legacy of “Angels in America”  Thurs Mar 8th 6:30-8pm  The Broadway phenomenon turns 25 this year. $10  Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights
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Real Estate
• Play Curbed’s price guessing game: how much for stylish one-bedroom condoin Bed-Stuy?

• For Sale – 55 S5th Street, Williamsburg – 4 family brick Townhouse w/ 1,000 s/f backyard. Four large 1 BR units w/ hardwood flrs, high ceilings, lots of windows. Good storage & closet space. Asking $3,250,000 Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Sale - Bushwick - 4 story 2 family home – all vacant on title. 2 duplex apts have 2 BRs each apt. 1 car garage. Asking $1.998M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-782-4411

• Sold – A 615-square-foot studio apartment at 395 South 2nd Street in Williamsburg for $732,500.

Style & Fashion
• Designer Andra Dumitrascu’s debut was the most talked about event of Paris Fashion Week.

• It girl Suki Waterhouse shares her spring shopping list.

Events
• Cypress Hills 10 a.m. – City agencies announce plan to expedite boiler repairs in NYCHA buildings. Fiorentino Plaza, 2155 Pitkin Ave.

Greenpoint Noon – Pars Commissioner Mitchell Silver joins Senior Games Pickleball clinic. McCarren Park Play Center, 776 Lorimer St.

• Bushwick 5:30 p.m. – Family Science Night. Bushwick Ascend Charter School, 751 Knickerbocker Ave.

• Brooklyn Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – The World Only Spins Forward: The Story & Legacy of Angels in America. Brooklyn Museum, 128 Pierrepont Street

 Prospect Heights – 7 to 9 p.m. – Little Cinema presents Basquiat.  Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy.

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

Written by BKTicker

March 8th, 2018 at 1:04 pm

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