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Monday, March 12

Weather
• A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies in the afternoon. Rain showers early transitioning to snow showers late. High of 44 degrees.

Top Stories
• Five people have died after a chartered helicopter crashed into the East River on Sunday night.

• Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg said that Mueller’s Russian investigation is not a “witch hunt.”

• The Trump administration unveiled several gun and school safety proposalsSunday night.

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Brooklyn News
• Trinity Grace Church held a gathering to mourn the two children killed by a driver while walking with their moms in Park Slope last week.

• A construction worker was crushed between a truck and a forklift at a construction site in Bushwick.

• A 24-year-old was fatally shot in front of his home in Bedford-Stuyvesant, collapsing into his mother’s arms before dying.

Politics
• After years of saying there’s a connection between the two, a spokesperson for Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney said she “does not believe there is a link between vaccinations and autism” now.

• Senator Chuck Schumer said there’s a major invasion of privacy with big airlines’ new potential “micro-target pricing” plan.

Entertainment
• After being accused of being verbally abusive to women on set, the creators of  Stranger Things released an apology.

Weekend Box Office
• Black Panther: $41.1 million
• A Wrinkle in Time: $33.3 million
• Strangers: Prey at Night: $10.5 million
• Red Sparrow: $8.2 million
• Game Night: $7.9 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1969 London police conduct a drug raid at home of George Harrison.  Click here to see their “walk of shame”.

• In 1946 singer/actress Liza Minnelli is born in Hollywood, California.  Noted for her memorable performance in this 1972 movie, she is the daughter of this famous actress.

Opinion
• A Times columnist argues that women need more money and power to create change.

• USA Today wonders if President Trump really has the “art of the deal” when it comes to the North Korea meeting.

In the Blogs
• Starbucks opened in the iconic Fat Albert building in Bushwick.

• The historic Kensington Stables has been sold to the president of the GBX-Gowanus Bay Terminal.

Trending in New York
• #EastRiver
• #LookGOT7
• Tim McGraw
• Melania Knew
• Kathmandu

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (24-43) fell to the Toronto Raptors, 132-106.• The Nets (21-46) fell to the Philadelphia 76ers, 120-97.

• The Islanders (30-29-10) beat the Calgary Flames, 5-2.

• The Rangers (30-32-7) take on the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at 7 p.m.
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Pisces Party  Mon Mar 12th 8-12pm  Drink specials & cosmic connections.  Tarot & palm readings.  Sycamore Bar & Flower Shop, 1118 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 2250 Clarendon Rd. in Ditmas Park.

• For Sale – Bushwick – 6 family home located a few blocks to subway.  4 rooms, 2 BRs each apt.  Call for income & expenses.  Asking $2.298M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-782-4411

• For Rent – Devoe Street @ Humboldt Street, Williamsburg – Large & cozy 2 BR apt features windows in every room, EIK, full bath, new stove & fridge being installed.  Heat/hot water included.  Asking $2,250/month  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Coney Island – A 437-square-foot studio at 40 Brighton 1st Rd. for $453,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday around 3:30 p.m., at the intersection of East 19 Street and Avenue Z, two individuals approached a 13-year-old boy from behind and pushed him off of the cycle he was riding on. They then took the victim’s bicycle and fled.

Events
• Park Slope – 6 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer, Council Speaker Corey Johnson and others will deliver remarks at New York City Kids March for Safe Streets. Prospect Park West and 9th St.

• Brownsville – 7 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Comptroller Scott Stringer will deliver remarks at East Brooklyn Congregations-Metro IAF Affordable Housing Assembly. Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, 680 Mother GastonBlvd.

• Ditmas Park – 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. – Pisces Party.  Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Road

Written by BKTicker

March 12th, 2018 at 6:11 pm

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