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Friday, March 9

Weather
• Partly cloudy Friday and Saturday, with a high of 43. Mostly sunny on Sunday. High of 43 degrees.

Top Stories
• President Trump has agreed to a sit-down meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to discuss denuclearization.

• Meanwhile, Trump announced the new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum would take effect in 15 days.

• On International Women’s Day, women from around the world protested against workplace harassment and sexual violence.

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Bindlestiff Cavalcade of Youth  Sun Mar 11th 4pm  A special showcase for young variety performers, ranging from absolute amateurs to world-class professionals.  $10-$15   Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Avenue, Coney Island
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Brooklyn News
• Nine people, including a young child, were injured after a car driven by a man in a wheelchair jumped a curb and slammed into a Flatbush building.

• The Department of Transportation will redesign the Park Slope street where a woman fatally struck two children.

• Paintings worth nearly $2 million vanished from a Williamsburg fine arts storage facility.

Politics
• Local students criticized de Blasio for ignoring their concerns about school safety at a town hall on gun violence.

• Some LGBT politicians are warning Cynthia Nixon that they’ll stick to Andrew Cuomo even if she runs for governor.

Entertainment
• Michael B. Jordan’s production company will adopt an inclusion rider on all future projects.

• May the force be with Jon Favreau! The director is writing a Star Wars television series for Disney’s streaming service.

Buzzing Back

• In 1959 the Barbie doll makes her debut.  Look how she has changed over the years!

• In 1940 actor Raul Julia is born in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  You may remember him for playing this character in The Addams Family movies.

Opinion
• The Daily News says that a leader of Women’s March should be ousted for supporting the anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.

• The Post says kids are caught in the crossfire between Cuomo and de Blasio’s battles.

In the Blogs
• Greenpointers puts the spotlight on local sculptor Hein Koh and her upcoming work.

• Bed-Stuy’s first Starbucks has a focus on job training and community space.

Trending in New York
• North Korean
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#HTGAWM

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (30-32-6) fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-3.

• The Islanders (29-29-10) fell to the Edmonton Oilers in a shootout, 2-1.

• The Nets (21-45) topped the Charlotte Hornets, 125-111.

• St. John’s fell to top-seed Xavier, 88-60, in the Big East Tournament, concluding their wild season.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks take on the Bucks in Milwaukee. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers travel to Florida to take on the Panthers at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Islanders visit the Calgary Flames for a 7 p.m. matchup.
• The Knicks host the Toronto Raptors at the Garden for a 1 p.m. matinee.
• The Nets welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.

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Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo  Sat Mar 10th 11am  Through the Timbalooloo Method, children learn to express themselves by making instruments come alive and speak the language of music.  Tickets  National Sawdust, 80 N6th Street, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• Manufacturing company Ko-Rec-Type is looking to sell its large site along the Williamsburg waterfront.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Mar 11th 1:30-3pm  243 Devoe Street, Williamsburg – Renovated 6 family home features 4,125 s/f of living space!  6 units – 12BRs, 6 bath total.  Large yard & basement.  Asking $2,449,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Mar 11th 1-3pm  146 N8th Street, Williamsburg – Ideal user/investor.  All vacant on title.  3 family home w/ additional air rights.  1 block to Bedford L train.  Asking $2.499M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-782-4411

• Sold – Midwood – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 650-square-foot co-op at909 East 29th Street for $150,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• See which Brooklyn restaurants offer the best happy hour deals in New York City.

• Eater offers a guide to the growing food hall at Industry City in Sunset Park.

Restaurant ABC’s – Kensington
Grade A – Lea, 1022 Cortelyou Rd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade B – Primavera Restaurant, 623 Church Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Taqueria Restaurante Mi Barrio, 3415 14th Ave. – Evidence of mice, Filth flies, Food not protected from potential contamination.

Events
• Park Slope1:30 p.m. – State Senators Jesse Hamilton and Jose Peralta and Assemblyman Robert Carroll call for street safety action in wake of deadly crash. 9th St. and 5th Ave.

Williamsburg9 p.m. – Silence of the Lambs w/ a nice Chianti. Videology,308 Bedford Ave.

Saturday
Prospect Park10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Making Brooklyn Bloom 2018.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Avenue
Greenpoint - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Coffee & Tea Festival NYC.  Brooklyn Expo,72 Noble Street
Williamsburg - 11 a.m. – Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo.  National Sawdust, 80 N6th Street
Flatbush7 p.m. – Real Deal Showcase Series II.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue
Sunday
Prospect Park10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Sri Chinmoy 5K & 7 Mile Race.  Lincoln Road & Ocean Avenue
Greenpoint - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Coffee & Tea Festival NYC.  Brooklyn Expo,72 Noble Street
Carroll Gardens12:30 to 4 p.m. – Wedding Crashers 2018.  The Green Building, 452 Union Street
Ditmas Park2 to 4 p.m. – Into to Watercolor.  Sycamore Bar & Flowershop,1118 Cortelyou Rd.
Coney Island4 p.m. – Bindlestiff Cavalcade of Youth.  Coney Island USA,1208 Surf Avenue
Greenpoint7 p.m. – Galatic Empire.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue
Williamsburg8:45 p.m. – Girl, Interrupted w/ a Hot Fudge Sundae.  Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue.

Written by BKTicker

March 9th, 2018 at 1:03 pm

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