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Wednesday, November 7
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Diwali. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny and pleasant with a high of 61 degrees.

Top Stories
• Democrats regained the majority in the House, while Republicans picked up seats in the Senate.

• New York City voters approved all three ballot proposals to reform the City Charter.

• Elected officials are calling for an overhaul of the Board of Elections after widespread problems at polling sites.

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Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party Wed Nov 7th– 11th Join Mickey and his friends for a brand-new adventure. See here for dates & times. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Downtown.
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Brooklyn News
• The driver who fatally struck two Park Slope children has been found dead in an apparent suicide.

• Parents were outraged after receiving short notice about a meeting to discuss the SHSAT reforms.

• Brooklyn now has a Museum of Pizza, located on the same street as the William Vale Hotel.

Politics
• Andrew Cuomo cruised to reelection as governor, while Tish James makes history as the first black attorney general.

• State Senate Democrats claim the majority once again, giving the party full control in Albany.

Entertainment
• Billboard has named Ariana Grande as its 2018 Woman of the Year.

• Universal Pictures is working on reboots for “Shrek” and “Puss in Boots. 

Buzzing Back

• In 2011, Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, ending a complicated six-week trial.

• In 1943, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was born in Alberta, Canada. She wrote many 1960s ballads such as this song and this one.

Opinion
• The Times has a to-do list for Albany Democrats to accomplish, including election reform, codifying Roe v. Wade and congestion pricing.

• The Post says wooing Amazon to Long Island City will likely come with hidden costs.

In the Blogs
• Sign up to have brunch with Santa at Greenpoint Beer & Ale.

• Check out this pie fundraiser for PS 32 in Gowanus this Saturday.

Trending in New York
• Texas
• Kansas
• Chris Collins
• Senate
• Dems

Scoreboard
• The Nets (5-6) beat the Phoenix Suns, 104-82.

• The Knicks (3-8) face the Hawks in Atlanta at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (7-7-1) topped the Montreal Canadiens, 5-3.

• Giants backup QB Kyle Lauletta won’t face suspension, but he won’t replaceEli Manning either.

• Ken Davidoff writes in the Post that the Yankees resigning Brett Gardner and CC Sabathia is a great start.

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Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam Wed Nov 7th 7-9pm A musical home for folks interested in playing tunes overall and increasing their own musical skills. $5. Old Stone House, 336 3rd St., Park Slope.
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Real Estate
• Check out the 10 biggest real estate projects coming to New York City, all in the outer boroughs.

• For Sale – 1718 Hendrickson Street, Marine Park – One family brick in excellent condition features 3 BRs, 2 bath, LR, DR, EIK.  Full finished basement w/ full bath.  Driveway, yard & 1 car garage.  Asking $759,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• For Rent – Sharon Street, Williamsburg - 2 BR boxed apt, bright room w/ large windows, 1 bath, plenty of closet space, hardwood floors.  Asking $2,799/month. Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830

• Sold – Borough Park – A six-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,288-square-foot house at 5221 12th Avenue for $1.325 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Amazon isn’t afraid of New York City’s high taxes if it chooses LIC for its second headquarters.

• The European Union approved Disney’s $71.3 billion offer to buy 21st Century Fox’s assets.

Events
• Brooklyn – Various Times & Locations – NY Comedy Festival.

• Ditmas Park – Cidermaker’s Dinner. The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Rd.

• East Flatbush – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Mobile Legal Help Center. 4517 Avenue D.

• Downtown – 11 a.m. – In wake of widespread voting problems, Borough President Eric Adams demands reforms to Board of Elections. 345 Adams St.

• Greenpoint – 2 p.m. – NYC Parks hosts official ribbon-cutting for McGolrick Park. Nassau Ave. and Russell St.

• Greenpoint – 6 to 8 p.m. – Friends of Lentol Gardens hosts overview of community garden program. McCarren Park Play Center, 776 Lorimer St.

• East Flatbush – 6:30 p.m. – Chancellor Richard Carranza attends District 18’s Community Education Council town hall. IS 285, 5909 Beverley Rd.

• Downtown – 7 p.m. – Disney on Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party. Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

• Greenpoint - 7 p.m. – 94th Precinct Community Council Meeting. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 155 Milton St.

• Park Slope – 7 to 9 p.m. – Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam. Old Stone House, 336 3rd St.

Written by BKTicker

November 7th, 2018 at 12:36 pm

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