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Wednesday, Oct 9
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Yom Kippur.
Meters are in effect.

• Cloudy with possible showers. The high will be 59 degrees.

Top Stories
• The US announced visa restrictions on Chinese officials following Xinjiang abuses.

• A 17-year-old from the Bronx has become the state’s first vaping death.

• For the fifth consecutive year, three STDs have reached an all-time high in the United States.

The History of Gin  Wed Oct 9th 6:30-8pm  Take an incredible journey across the globe as we explore the history of gin.  $13  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights

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Brooklyn News
• A rally was held outside a Brooklyn-based building services company who allegedly fired employees for trying to unionize.

• A Brooklyn woman who led police on a chase in Orient on Monday was intoxicated.

• One person is dead after a fire tore through a basement apartment inside an East Flatbush home.

• Democrats will subpoena Gordon Sondland, the ambassador blocked from testifying by Trump.

• The New York Republican Committee launched a new effort to counter the impeachment talk in Congress.

• Madame Tussauds unveiled an Avicii wax figure, as part of a music experience, in honor of the late DJ.

• The season 10 premiere of “The Walking Dead” sunk to a series low.

Buzzing Back

• In 1974 German businessman Oskar Schindler, credited with saving 1,200 Jews from the Holocaust, dies at the age of 66.

• In 1940 musical legend John Lennon is born in Liverpool, England. He was a symbol of counterculture, promoting peace, activism and freedom of speech.

• A Daily News columnist argued that Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds is the latest indignity for the suffering country of Syria.

• A NY Times columnist suggested Republicans stand by Trump simply because they like what he does.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn Bazaar is closing in December after three years at its current location.

• Looking for some entertainment? Bushwick Daily has the roundup of the best shows in the neighborhood this week.

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• #greenleaf
• #HipHopAwards
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• Trey Gowdy
• Lil Kim

• The Tampa Bay Rays stayed alive in the postseason by defeating the Houston Astros, 4-1. They play Game 5 tomorrow at 7:07 p.m.

• The St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves play Game 5 at 5:02 p.m.

• The Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers play Game 5 at 8:37 p.m.

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The W Connection  Every Wednesday @ 6pm  A national network of community based chapters of Widows Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives.  To attend, please contact [email protected]org as locations change occasionally.  For more information, go to

Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 449 Chester Street in Brownsville.

• For Sale – 1477 E 17th Street, Midwood – Fully detached, single family home on 30×100 lot in move-in-condition offers 5 BRs, 4 bath, pvt driveway, 2 car garage. finished basement w/separate entrance, convenient to shopping.  $1.289M. 833-252-8033

• For Rent – 1100 DeKalb Ave #1L, Bed Stuy – Renovated 4 BR, 1.5 bath duplex w/laundry in unit, central air, SS appliances, hardwood floors.  $3,800/mo. Blue Egg Realty 347-464-9484 

• Sold – Bay Ridge – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,680-square-foot duplex at 431 99th St. for $899,000. Zillow

Business News
• Target employees have revealed that the company’s “modernization” plan at its stores has backfired.

• See how much the ultra rich are investing in the future with The Impact 50.

Greenwood Heights – 6 to 9 p.m. – Pergolesi: Stabat Magter. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

• Bath Beach - 6:20 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams speaks at Italian Heritage Celebration. 8711 18th Ave.

Ditmas Park – 9 p.m. to Midnight – Star Sign Party: VIRGO.  Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Road

Written by BKTicker

October 9th, 2019 at 9:02 am

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