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Morning Buzz: Wrongfully convicted man freed, Reward for info on Brownsville shooter up to $20K

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Friday, October 4

• Sunny with a high of 65 degrees. Saturday is also sunny and a high of 60. Cloudy on Sunday with a high of 71 degrees.

Top Stories
• Newly-released emails show diplomats pushed Ukraine’s president to investigate Biden’s family in exchange for a visit from Trump. Meanwhile, Trump called on China to investigate Biden.

“Sports Illustrated” laid off nearly half of its newsroom, sparking a revolt from the sports journalists.

• New York City pre-school teachers will finally get a pay raise to match their Department of Education counterparts.

Best Dog Day Ever: Halloween Edition Oct 4th – 27 An epic experience for dogs – and the people who love them. Tons of fall fun guaranteed to make your best friend as happy as they make you! Go here for scheduled events.

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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn man wrongfully convicted of murder 26 years ago has finally been freed.

• The reward for information on the shooters who unloaded at a Brownsville block party has been upped to $20,000.

• Brooklyn Borough Hall honored local heroes including two MTA conductors, a community activist and an FDNY captain.

• Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez will take the stand in court next month to explain why she blocks people on Twitter.

• Energy Secretary Rick Perry is expected to resign from his position next month.

• Two former students of James Franco’s now-defunct film school accused himof sexual exploitation.

• Kylie Jenner broke up with Travis Scott. She was suspiciously spotted with ex-flame Tyga, but denied rumors of a reunion.

Buzzing Back

• In 1970, Janis Joplin dies of a heroin overdose. That summer, she was working on this album, which would prove to be the biggest hit of her career.

• In 1957, entrepreneur Russell Simmons is born in Queens. He is the co-founder of this hip-hop music label.

• The Times says after calling on China to investigate Biden, Trump is a self-impeaching president.

• The Post says Cuomo’s Medicaid mess is far worse than just reckless.

In the Blogs
• St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is hosting a Blessing of the Animals this Sunday.

• Also this Sunday, the Brooklyn Greenway Half Marathon & 5K is returning to the waterfront.

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• The Rangers (1-0) topped the Winnipeg Jets, 6-4, for their first win of the season.

• The Seattle Seahawks (4-1) defeated the Los Angeles Rams (3-2) in a nail-biter, 30-29.

• The Mets fired manager Mickey Callaway after two seasons. Here are some candidates who could take his spot.

• Speaking of the Mets, GM Brodie Van Wagenen expects both Edwin Diaz and Noah Syndergaard to be on the team next year.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Yankees will host the Minnesota Twins in the first game of the ALDS at 7:07 p.m. CC Sabathia won’t be on the ALDS roster.
• The Islanders (0-0) kick off their season at home against the Washington Capitals. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• The Yankees welcome the Twins to the Bronx for Game 2. First pitch is at 5:07 p.m.
• The Rangers head to Ottawa to face the Senators at 7 p.m.
• The Giants (2-2) look to continue their winning streak at home against the Minnesota Vikings. Kick-off is at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (0-3) see their first win on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles at 1 p.m.
• The Islanders host the Winnipeg Jets for a 7 p.m. matchup.

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Funny Women of a Certain Age Sun Oct 6th 7:30pm Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime night of stand up featuring comedy legends Caroline Rhea, Carol Leifer, Tammy Pescatelli, Julia Scotti, Thea Vidale, and Carole Montgomery. $30. The Bell House, 149 7th St., Gowanus.

Real Estate
• The top retail leases for September include Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine in Bed-Stuy, Metro Rock Climbing in Williamsburg and Sephora in DoBro.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 6th 4:30-5:30pm – 103 Menahan Street, Bushwick – Renovated two family brick – 1st flr has 5 BRs, 3 bath; 2nd flr has 4 BRs, 2bath.  Full finished basement, private driveway.  $1.150M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 6th 1:30-3:30pm – 21 Conselyea Street, Williamsburg – Renovated two family home.  1st flr is a 1 BR, 1 bath apt w/ LR/DR combo, EIK.  2nd flr is a 3 BR, 1 bath apt w/ LR, EIK w/ SS appliances. Basement has 2 entrances, BR/LR space, 1.5 bath.  $1.949M.  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188 

• Sold – Brighton Beach – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,200-square-foot house at 25 Brighton 11th Street for $999,900. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Aura Cocina is bringing Cuban-Asian fusion food to East Williamsburg next year.

• Take a look inside Billy Durney’s new Hometown Bar-B-Que in Industry City.

Restaurant ABC’s – Canarsie
Grade A – Sally’s Fish & Things, 8922 Flatlands Ave. – Evidence of mice, food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade B – Catch Seafood Restaurant, 9005 Avenue A – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – La Tranquilite Restaurant, 9128 Avenue L – Food not cooled by approved method, Cross-contamination, Evidence of mice, Filth flies, Food not protected from potential contamination, Wiping cloths soiled.

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

Williamsburg – Various Times – Best Dog Day Ever: Halloween Edition.  25 Kent Ave.

• Flatbush – 6 p.m. – Councilwoman Farah Louis launches Take A Stand series with self-defense course. Flatbush YMCA, 1401 Flatbush Ave.

Bushwick – 7 p.m.- Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

Prospect Park – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Spice Girls in Xanadu.  LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Drive

Flatbush – 8 p.m. – The Head and The Heart.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

Greenpoint – 8 to 11 p.m. – A Drinking Game presents SCREAM! Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

• Bushwick – Various Times – Bushwick Film Festival.  Syndicated Bar & Kitchen, 40 Bogart St.
Williamsburg – Various Times – Best Dog Day Ever: Halloween Edition.  25 Kent Ave.
Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Kokedama: Hanging arden Workshop.  Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 990 Washington Ave.
Prospect Heights – 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Macrame Wall Hangings.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.
Greenpoint – 1 to 7 pm. – Goth Symposium: An Afternoon of Illustrated Lectures.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.
Prospect Park – 2 to 4 p.m. – Capturing Shadows.  Lefferts Historic House, 452 Flatbush Ave.
• Bushwick - 7 p.m.- Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.
Downtown – 8 p.m. – The Avett Brothers.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.
Greenpoint - 10 p.m. – Shake It Off: Taylor Swift & Friends Dance Party.  Brooklyn Bazaar,150 Greenpoint Ave.

• Bushwick – Various Times – Bushwick Film Festival.  Syndicated Bar & Kitchen, 40 Bogart St.
Williamsburg – Various Times – Best Dog Day Ever: Halloween Edition.  25 Kent Ave.
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock ‘n Roll Playhouse: The Music of Hip-Hop for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave
Greenpoint - 6 p.m. to Midnight – Fundraiser to Benefit No. Brooklyn Community Boathouse. $5 cover. Brooklyn Barge, 79 West St @ Milton St.
• Bushwick - 7 p.m.- Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.
Gowanus – 7:30 p.m. – Funny Women of a Certain Age.  The Bell House, 149 7th St.
Fort Greene – 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie: Goodfellas.  Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton St.

Written by BKTicker

October 4th, 2019 at 8:51 am

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