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Morning Buzz: Killer driver says Jeep ‘malfunctioned,’ Hurricane Dorian strengthens again to Cat 3

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Thursday, September 5

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 76.

Top Stories
• Hurricane Dorian strengthened to a Category 3 storm as it took a northeast turn and heads for the Carolinas.

• A new Jersey man scammed women out of more than $2 million through popular online dating sties.

• Automakers are set to equip new vehicles with warning systems that would prevent hot car deaths.

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NYC Wine & Food Experience  Sat Sept 7th 1pm A culinary exploration showcasing the best food, wine, and beer from local and national chefs with unlimited samplings. Tickets LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park
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Brooklyn News
• The driver who killed a man with his car in Brooklyn earlier this week says he was just trying to get close to the victim, but his Jeep malfunctioned.

• A tree fell on an elderly couple’s car as they tried to park in Gravesend during a freak sudden storm yesterday afternoon.

• Video has surfaced of a man getting hit by a car as he danced in the streets in the early morning hours before the West Indian Day Parade.

Politics
• President Donald Trump used a doctored weather map to back up his assertion that Hurricane Dorian was a threat to Alabama.

• Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to stay at a Trump-owned resort during his trip to Ireland is becoming a bigger scandal.

Entertainment
• Some viewers at the screening of a new movie about the Holocaust at the Venice Film Festival couldn’t leave the theater fast enough.

• Brad Pitt revealed that he began attending AA meetings after his split with Angelina Jolie.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975, Gerald Ford survives first assassination attempt. The assailant, Lynette “Squeeky” Fromme, was a member of the Manson Family.

• In 1946, Freddie Mercury is born in Zanzibar City, Tanzania. This song by Queen was listed as one of the Top 500 greatest songs of all time.

Opinion
• The New York Post says the NYPD should be doing more to prevent officersuicides.

• The Daily News says National Grid’s claim that it can’t add new customers because of a natural gas shortage is just a load of “hot air.”

In the Blogs
• Strippers in Bushwick are collaborating on a new project – “Pay My Rent” – with an empowering message.

• The 6th Annual Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair takes place in Greenpoint this weekend. It’s one of the largest fairs of its kind in the region.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets topped the Nationals, 8-4. New York (71-68) is off before starting a weekend series at Citi Field with the Phillies.

• The Yankees beat the Rangers 4-1. The Bombers (92-49) also have the night off before starting a three-game set with the Red Sox in Boston.

• The NFL season gets underway tonight in Chicago, as the Bears play host to the Packers. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.

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The Raconteurs  Sat Sept 7th 8pm The Raconteurs stop by King’s Theatre in support of their new album Help Us Stranger. Tickets  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
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Real Estate
• A local realtor discusses ways to add value to your home that won’t break your own bank with the Greenpoint Star.

OPEN HOUSE – Thurs Sept 5th 6-8pm. 179 Woodpoint Road, Williamsburg –  1BR condo w/ large living space, laundry room, rooftop BBQ area. Low maintenance & taxes. $760,000. Call Broker 347-739-7438.  

OPEN HOUSE – Thurs Sept 5th 6:30-8pm. 137 Beadel Street, Greenpoint – Two family brick on 3 levels.  1st unit is a 2 BR/1 bath apt. 2nd unit has 3 BR/1 bath. Full basement w/ 1/2 bath. $1.150M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 604-square-foot apartment at 285 Windsor Place in Windsor Terrace for $625,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s the designers to keep an eye on during the upcoming New York Fashion Week.

• Nike’s futuristic new sneaker allow Siri to control your shoelaces.

Events
• DoBro - 11 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio visits students on first day of school. urban Asembly High School, 49 Flatbush Avenue Extension

• DoBro – 11 a.m. – Borough President Adams to display 90 rats caught using new technology. Borough Hall, 209 Jroalemon st.

• Park Slope – 7 p.m. – Park Slope Civic Council September Kockoff Meeting. Old Stone House, 5th Ave. & 4th St.

Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Phantogram perform. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

Prospect Heights – 8:30 to 10 p.m. – Myth and Mystery: Harry Potter.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Written by BKTicker

September 5th, 2019 at 8:57 am

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