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Morning Buzz: Trump delivers State of the Union address, Federal judge to visit Brooklyn jail with heat and power crisis

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Wednesday, February 6

• Cloudy with a high of 45 degrees.

Top Stories
• If you missed Trump’s State of the Union address, takeaways include a call for unity, a double-down on pulling troops out of the Middle East and the Democratic women of Congress wearing “Suffragette White.”

• The $2.7 billion plan for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector is expected to roll on following the city’s Economic Development Corp. meeting this morning.

• North Korea is moving its nuclear and ballistic weapons to hide them from potential US military strikes.

Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads  Wed Feb 6th 8pm  Annual Bowie/Marley Birthday  Bash! Re-imagining and infusing life into the Talking Head’s Classic catalog with high octane mix of reggae and ska.  $12   Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg

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Brooklyn News
• A stolen car being chased by police crashed into several parked cars in Cobble Hill, but the driver still managed to get away.

• A federal judge will visit the Metropolitan Detention Center following the heat and power crisis at the facility.

• A row of at least 10 cement trucks went up in flames in East Williamsburg early this morning.

• The city’s Department of Health has barred restaurants and bars from selling food or drinks containing CBD.

• Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia will serve as the interim head of NYCHA.

• “Scrubs” actor Sam Lloyd, who recently welcomed a son with his wife, is battling cancer and needs financial help.

• Kristoff St. John’s final episode of “The Young and the Restless” will air today.

Buzzing Back

• In 1993 Tennis great  Arthur Ashe dies of AIDS at age 49.

• In 1895 baseball player Babe Ruth is born in Baltimore, MD.  He played for the New York Yankees from 1920 to 1934 after the Boston Red Sox traded him in exchange for cash.

• The Post took a stand against preservationists who don’t want to temporarily disrupt the Brooklyn Heights Promenade in order to repair the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

• The Washington Post argued it’s more vital than ever that Congress check the president’s actions.

In the Blogs
• Bushwick Daily explores why local venues are closing despite a flourishing Brooklyn nightlife.

• NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson apologized to the woman whose child was violently separated from her at the HRA office.

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• The Islanders (30-16) fell to the Boston Bruins, 3-1.

• The Knicks (10-43) were defeated by the Detroit Pistons, 105-92.

• The Nets host the Denver Nuggets tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (22-22) take on the Bruins at 8 p.m.

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2019 Valentine’s Market  Sun Feb 10th 1-7pm   We will be kicking off our first market of the year with a full day of free, fun activities, live music and rosewater cocktails!   Greenpoint Loft, 67 West Street, Greenpoint

Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 2345 West Street in Gravesend.

• For Rent – Fulton Street, Clinton Hill - Renovated 1 BR, 1 bath apt w/ backyard.  Modern kitchen w/ SS appliances, hardwood floors.  Close to all.  Asking $2,300/month. Blue Egg Realty  347-464-9484

• For Rent – 321 Wythe Avenue – Unit 1003, Williamsburg – 2 BR 1 bath apt w/ panoramic views of East River & Manhattan.  Many amenities available, private parking, central a/c, pets allowed. Asking $3,645/month  Nooklyn Real Estate 631-678-5079

• Sold - Bay Ridge – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 700-square-foot co-op at 9707 4th Ave. for $347,500. Zillow

Business News
• Insiders reveal why they believe former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz would want to run for president.

• Investors are losing patience with Netflix’s extraordinary cash flow burn of $13 billion since 2011.

• East Flatbush – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Free legal help. Council Member Jumaane Williams’ office, 4517 Avenue D

• Sunset Park – 11 a.m. – Councilman Carlos Menchaca and Brooklyn Borough President Eric  Adams attend the groundbreaking of Brooklyn Public Library’s new branch in Sunset Park. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4917 Fourth Ave.

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

• Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue

Written by BKTicker

February 6th, 2019 at 1:06 pm

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