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Tuesday, December 4

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 42 degrees.

Top Stories
• The NYC Transit chief promised transit officials will crack down on turnstile jumpers. He also proposed budget cuts that will probably lead to crowded and dirty trains.

•  Jamal Khashoggi’s WhatsApp messages might give clues into his vicious murder.

• They may or may not know how to run a professional sports team but one New Yorker believes James Dolan and Fred Wilpon are qualified to govern.

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Santa Run 5K  Sun Dec 9th 11am  Each participant in this fun run gets and wears their own Santa suit! (Suits supplied!) Register here! Meet at Pritchard-Bartell Square entrance, Prospect Park
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Brooklyn News
• A massive rat chased an MTA station agent out of her station booth at the Grand Street station in Williamsburg.

• A funeral in Sunset Park turned into a bloody melee after a FedEx worker hit a mourner with his truck.

• Another morning for Brooklyn commuters became chaos after several lines experienced delays.

Politics
• Congress has delayed the government shutdown fight by two weeks.

• Trump won’t speak at the funeral of George H.W. Bush this week.

Entertainment
• Prince William allegedly voiced concerns over his brother’s quick-moving relationship with Meghan Markle.

• movie inspired by Prince’s music is in the works.

Buzzing Back

• In 1991 kidnapped American Journalist,  Terry Anderson is freed in Lebanon after 2,454 days in captivity.

• In 1969, rapper Jay-Z is born in Brooklyn, NY.  His interest in creating music exploded after receiving a boom box for his 12th birthday, and his nickname evolved from “Jazzy” to “Jay-Z.”

Opinion
• The Post argues that the public is paying to promote Chirlane McCray’s national career.

• Fake news? What about no news? The Times discusses how Hungary’s autocrat Viktor Orban has taken control of much of the country’s media.

In the Blogs
• At least three graffiti swastikas were found along McGuinness Boulevard on Monday.

• House of Yes covered up images of Hindu gods in their bathroom after several patrons expressed how offensive and harmful it is.

Trending in New York
• The Cher Show
• #NationalCookieDay
• Funk Flex
• Eric Trump
• #Breaking

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (8-17) fell to the Washington Wizards 110-107.

• The Nets (8-17) lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 99-97.

• The Islanders (13-9) face the Winnipeg Jets tonight at 7 p.m.

• Yep, Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz are Mets.

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Vivaldi, Venice & the Influence of Italy  Sun Dec 9th 2pm  Exploring the drama, virtuosity, and influence of the artists and musicians who looked to Venice for inspiration.  $40 Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights.
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Real Estate
• Downtown Brooklyn’s skyline is rapidly changing as one of the tallest skyscrapers starts to take shape.

• For Sale – 343 & 345 Berry Street, Williamsburg – 2 lots available in prime location.  Both lots measure 50 x 37.33 feet.  Surrounded by many developments, restaurants & trendy spots.  $2,249,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Union Avenue, Williamsburg – 1 BR, 1 bath apt has 4 rooms w/ huge windows.  Closet to all.  $1,950/month. Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830

• Sold – Marine Park – A four-bedroom two-bathroom, 2,400-square-foot duplex at 3901 Fillmore Ave. for $932,000. Zillow

Technology
•  Samsung is releasing a 5G phone in 2019.

• Tumblr will soon ban its millions of users from posting “not safe for work”(NSFW) content.

Events
• Williamsburg – 11:30 a.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams will join Jewish and Muslim leaders to announce funds for the restoration of two angel statues in front of Our Lady of Consolation Roman Catholic Church. 90th Precinct Stationhouse, 211 Union Ave.

• Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Herbal Stress Busters for City Living.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue

• Crown Heights – 7 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James to deliver remarks at the Mount Ararat Church Ministry Recognition event. Mount Ararat Church, 425 Howard Ave.

• Flatbush – 8 p.m. – 2 Dope Queens.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

Written by BKTicker

December 4th, 2018 at 12:51 pm

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