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Monday, January 7

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 34 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump offered a “steel barrier” instead of a concrete wall, but Democrats are unmoved as the shutdown enters the third week.

• CBS News’s president stepped down, and will be replaced by the first woman exec to lead the division.

• New York City’s taxi and limousine commissioner announced her departuredays after the buildings commissioner stepped down.

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NPR’s Ask Me Another with VIP Guest Terry Crews Thurs Jan 10th 7pm In-studio guests and listeners enjoy witty banter where the special guest star answers trivia games written especially for him. 21+. $15. The Bell House, 149 7th St., Park Slope.
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Brooklyn News
• An FDNY firefighter fatally fell from the Mill Basin bridge after responding to a traffic incident.

• Six people were injured in an East New York fire that ripped through a two-story house.

• A Brooklyn high school athlete who died at practice was laid to rest.

Politics
• Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez confirmed that she thinks Trump is a racist on “60 Minutes.”

• Mayor de Blasio got a six-second cameo, with one line, on last night’s episode of “The Simpsons.”

Entertainment
• Here’s a list of who won big at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards.

Weekend Box Office
• Aquaman: $30.7 million
• Escape Room: $18 million
• Mary Poppins Returns: $15.7 milion
• Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: $13 million
• Bumblebee: $12.7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1789, the first presidential election was held in the United States.

• In 2012, Blue Ivy Carter was born in New York City. She is the first child of these two superstars.

Opinion
• USA Today says Democrats could blow it in 2020 by nominating a candidatewho is too progressive.

• The Daily News says Attorney General Tish James must be more circumspect of her anti-Trump comments.

In the Blogs
• Greenpointers is looking for vendors to participate in their Valentine’s Marketnext month.

• Brooklyn bid farewell to the matriarch of a longtime hardware store in Park Slope.

Trending in New York
• Bohemian Rhapsody
• Sandra Oh
• Green Book
• Glenn Close
• Rami Malek

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (10-29) head to Portland to face the Trail Blazers at 10 p.m.

• The Nets (20-21) topped the Chicago Bulls, 117-100. They fly to Boston to take on the Celtics at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (17-17-7) were blanked by the Arizona Coyotes, 5-0.

• The Mets traded catcher Kevin Plawecki for a pair of minor leaguers.

• Meanwhile, the Yankees are bringing back setup man Zach Britton to complete their bullpen.

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Into to Jewelry Making: Coiled Wire Beads Wed Jan 9th 6:30-9pm Learn coiled bead wrapping and create a finished piece of jewelry. $45. Park Slope Brainery, 1110 8th Ave., Park Slope.
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Real Estate
• Fitness chain Orangetherapy is opening its first location at Prospect Park West.

• For Sale – 1240 Bedford Avenue, #6, Bed-Stuy - 6th Floor Penthouse condo features LR, dining area, kitchen, 1 BR & full bath.  Wood floors throughout. Breathtaking NYC views, pet friendly bldg, low maintenance.  $569,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• For Rent – 4th Avenue, Gowanus – Great 3 BR, 1 bath apt – close to all!  Walking distance to F & G trains.  Pets allowed.  $3,500/month. Blue Egg Realty 718-717-8783

• Sold – Bed-Stuy – An eight-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,760-square-foot townhouse at 786 Greene Avenue for $1.12 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday afternoon, an unidentified suspect entered a beauty salon at 736 Nostrand Avenue, locked the door, took out a gun and demanded property from six people inside the store. After taking $230, the suspect ordered everyone to the back of the shop, locked them inside and fled the store.

• After 36-year-old Isiah McGill escaped the 60th Precinct earlier this week, police arrested him over the weekend. He was charged with assault, escape, hindering prosecution, resisting arrest, robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.

Events
• Brooklyn – 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Mulchfest.

Written by BKTicker

January 7th, 2019 at 12:07 pm

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