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Wednesday, October 2

Weather
• Showers later today with a high of 91 degrees.

Top Stories
• According to his aides, Trump suggested shooting migrants in the legs in order to slow them down after they crossed the border.

• A new study shows that NYC Ferry is primarily being used by white, upper-middle class residents.

• Georgia’s controversial ban on abortions was blocked from going into effect in January.

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Kokedama: Hanging Garden Workshop  Sat Oct 5th 10am-1pm  Learn the art of Kokedama, the cultivation of plant encased in a hanging ball of moss.  PreRegistration Required  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn-based city schools administrator has filed a $20 million discrimination suit against the Department of Education and Chancellor Richard Carranza.

• An unhinged straphangar went on a racist tirade and waved a box cutter while on a Manhattan-bound C train.

• “The Franks” restaurant empire just opened its newest addition, F&F Pizzeria, in Carroll Gardens.

Politics
• Councilman Donovan Richards will likely make official his run for Queens borough president this afternoon.

• Ex-Congressman Chris Collins pleaded guilty to two charges in an insider-trading case.

Entertainment
• After a disappointing premiere week for most, new fall TV shows held steady in its second week.

• A “Schitt’s Creek” pop-up is coming to New York City this holiday season.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971 Rod Stewart enjoyed a two sided, US number one record with this side A song and this side B song.

• In 1970 TV show host Kelly Ripa is born in Stratford, NJ.  For 12 years she played Hayley Vaughn on this soap opera.

Opinion
• The Daily News argued that the cost of health insurance around the countryhas left families reeling.

• The Los Angeles Times declared that communist China is a rising but irresponsible global superpower.

In the Blogs
• The opening of the new Greenpoint Library has been pushed back a couple of months due to construction and permitting issues.

• The October lecture series at the Brooklyn Historical Society will focus on slavery and 400 years of inequality.

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Scoreboard
• The MLB postseason kicked off last night with the Washington Nationals beating the Milwaukee Brewers, 4-3, in the National League Wild Card Game.

• The American League Wild Card Game, between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Oakland Athletics, will start at 8:09 p.m.

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••••••••••••The Wailers  Wed Oct 2nd 8pm  Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of studio album “Survival”, keeping Bob Marley’s s music alive during a special performance of all the classics.  Tickets  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
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Real Estate
• EMP Capital Group have revealed plans for a new, nine-story mixed-use building in Crown Heights.

• For Sale – 341 Herzl Street, Brownsville – Two family home on 3 levels (no basement) has 9 Bs, 5 bath total.  Two separate boilers & water tanks.  Balcony on 3rd floor. 1st flr has access to backyard.  $825,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Rent –  Montrose Avenue, Wiliamsburg – Sunny duplex apt features open kitchen, hardwood floors, spacious LR, pvt outdoor space. Located near all transportation, shops & restaurants.  $2,975/month. Blue Egg Realty  347-464-9484

• Sold - East New York – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 770-square-foot condo at 12421 Flatlands Ave. for $346,500. Zillow

Business News
• Gap’s Hill City, a men’s active wear brand, is the latest online brand to move into physical retail.

• Drone deliveries for institutions, such as universities and hospitals, could soon become a reality.

Events
Bushwick - Various Times - Bushwick Film Festival.  Syndicated Bar & Kitchen, 40 Bogart St.

East New York – 10 a.m. – Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro will preside over a graduation ceremony for 164 Probationary EMTs. Christian Cultural Center, 12020 Flatlands Ave.• New Utrecht - 10 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul delivers remarks at the Pink Breakfast Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Bensonhurst Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare, 1740 84th St.

Prospect Heights – 10 a.m. – Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, Council Speaker Corey Johnson and the Center for Court Innovation announce a program that allows those arrested for certain minor offenses to avoid prosecution. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway

Brooklyn – 6 p.m. – The W Connection: Widows Helping Widows Rebuild.  Email for location.

Downtown - 8 p.m. – Sandy & Junior. Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

Flatbush – 8 p.m. – The Wailers.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

Written by BKTicker

October 2nd, 2019 at 10:11 am

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