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Friday, February 8

Weather
• Showers in the morning but windy later in the day. High of 53. Temperatures drop to a high of 36 on Saturday. Sunday will be partly cloudy and a high of 40.

Top Stories
• In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court blocked Louisiana’s abortion access lawfrom taking effect.

• Jeff Bezos accused the “National Enquirer” of blackmail by threatening to publish his nude photos. Ronan Farrow says the publication also blackmailed him.

• Baseball legend Frank Robinson, who was the first black manager in the MLB, has died at the age of 83.

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Brooklyn Women Homebrew Competition  Sat Mar 30th Click here to enter the first annual Brooklyn Women Homebrew Competition. All entries must be in by February 17. Let the brewing battle begin! Sycamore Bar & Flower Shop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd., Ditmas Park.
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Brooklyn News
• A burned, decomposed body of a 67-year-old woman was found inside the closet of her Crown Heights apartment.

• A Brooklyn man shot dead inside his Bed-Stuy apartment building was remembered as a good influence.

• Prosecutors say a Brooklyn man locked up on Rikers Island for attempting to kill his half-brother tried to pay someone to finish the job.

Politics
• The longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history died at 92 years old.

• De Blasio’s proposed budget balloons to $92 billion, though he warns of dark fiscal times ahead.

Entertainment
• “The View’s” Joy Behar is now under fire for resurfaced blackface photos.

• Ariana Grande opened up about her feud with the Grammys, which resulted in the cancellation of her performance.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969, George Harrison’s tonsils were removed at London’s University College Hospital and then destroyed so that they can’t be sold.

• In 1984, actress Cecily Strong was born in Springfield, IL. A Second City alum, she joined this show in 2012.

Opinion
• USA Today says losing Amazon would be bad for both New York City and the Democrats.

• The Post says de Blasio is leading the city into a future fiscal disaster.

In the Blogs
• Bushwick Daily has 10 events to get you through Valentine’s Day with minimalemotional damage.

• Here’s your roundup of business openings and closings in Crown Heights and Prospect Heights.

Trending in New York
• #thankunext
• #HTGAWM
• Jeff Bezos
• John Dingell
• #Lakers

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (31-16-6) topped the New Jersey Devils in a shootout, 2-1.

• LIU Brooklyn (11-12) routed Mount St. Mary’s, 77-62.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (14-10) beat Wagner, 51-44.

• Anthony Davis stays in NOLA, Marc Gasol goes to Toronto and the Bucks get Nikola Mirotic. Here’s the latest on the NBA trade deadline.

• The Knicks, meanwhile, are releasing center Enes Kanter.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (10-43) head to Detroit to take on the Pistons at 7 p.m.
• The Nets (29-27) host the Chicago Bulls at 7:30 p.m.
• The Rangers (23-22-8) welcome the Carolina Hurricanes to MSG at 8 p.m.
Saturday
• The Knicks return home to play the Toronto Raptors. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
• The Islanders are home against the Colorado Avalanche. Puck drops at 1 p.m.
• St. John’s (17-6) looks to build on their latest win at home against Providence at noon.
• LIU Brooklyn hosts Wagner at 4:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn welcomes Fairleigh Dickinson to the borough at 4 p.m.
Sunday
• The Rangers host the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 7 p.m. matchup.
• The Islanders welcome the Minnesota Wild to town at 3 p.m.

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Bank of America presents History Makers: Robert F. Kennedy  Sat Feb 9th 4pm Join author Chris Matthews as he discusses Robert F. Kennedy, drawing on extensive research and interview for a look at the life and man. $15. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights.
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Real Estate
• New Empire Real Estate Development is testing the market for Prospect Park South’s largest condo project.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 10th 12-5pm  3611 Avenue L, Midwood - Newly renovated 3 BR, 3.5 bath single family attached home w/ shared driveway and pvt garage. Bright, open concept w. oak wood flooring, new kitchen w/ white cabinetry, seated island w/ plenty of storage space.  Asking $969,000  Sotheby’s Real Estate 800-942-5335

• For Rent –  Decatur Street, Bed-Stuy – Beautiful, renovated Brownstone has 2 BRs, 2 baths, huge closet space, SS appliances w/ dishwasher, central a/c & heat, video intercom, laundry in unit, backyard w/ patio.  Asking $2,799/month. Blue Egg Realty 347-464-9484 

• Sold – Gerritsen Beach – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 600-square-foot house at 100 Aster Court for $425,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The newly-opened Bagock in East Williamsburg offers great fried chicken and decent doughnuts.

• Eater has your list of hottest restaurants in Brooklyn for February 2019.

Restaurant ABC’s – Gerritsen Beach
Grade A – Rayhon, 1915 Avenue U – Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade B – Thai Basil, 3682B Nostrand Ave. – Food not cooled by approved method, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Donut Shoppe, 1503 Avenue U – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Live roaches, Filth flies, Food not protected from potential contamination, Food contact surface not properly washed.

Events
• Kensington – 2 p.m. – Unveiling of Muhammad Ali Jinnah Way. 1045 Coney Island Ave.

• Greenwood Heights – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – NYC Mural Arts Projects host Open Studios Art Party. PS 24, 427 38th St.

• Greenpoint – 6 to 8 p.m. – Greening Greenpoint hosts presentation by permaculture expert Andrew Faust. Bushwick Inlet Park Building, 86 Kent Ave.

• Sunset Park – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Madonna vs Lady Gaga.  Industry City, 233 37th Street

• Downtown - 10:30 p.m. – I’m (Not) In Love: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Party.  Littlefield’s 635 Sackett Street

Saturday
• Clinton Hill – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – St. Joseph’s College hosts 23rd annual High School Poster Session. 245 Clinton Ave.
• Greenpoint – 11 a.m. – Department of Environmental Protection hosts Valentine’s Day tours. Newtown Creek Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility, 329 Greenpoint Ave.
• Downtown – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Brooklyn Flea *mini* Record Fair.  Smorgasburg Winter Market, 625 Atlantic Avenue
• Greenwood Heights – 2 to 5 p.m. – Dead Distiller’s Trolley. Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
• Dumbo – 4 p.m. – Bank of America presents History Makers: Robert F. Kennedy.  Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Sunday
• Prospect Park – 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Lunar New Year – Year of the Pig.  Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue
• Williamsburg – 11 a.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of The Rolling Stones for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
• Downtown – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Brooklyn Flea *mini* Record Fair.  Smorgasburg Winter Market, 625 Atlantic Avenue
• Williamsburg – 1 to 5 p.m. – Cat & Kitten Adoption Event.  Whiskers A Go Go, 447 Graham Avenue
• Greenpoint – 1 to 7 p.m. – 2019 Valentine’s Market.  Greenpoint Loft, 67 West Street
• Prospect Heights - 2 p.m. – Mozart Clarinet Quintet.  Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy.

Written by BKTicker

February 11th, 2019 at 1:29 pm

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