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Wednesday, November 6

• Sunny with a high of 53 degrees.

Top Stories
• Democrats flipped the Virginia legislature and appear to have won the gubernatorial race in Kentucky.

• New Yorkers overwhelmingly approved ranked-choice voting, strengthening NYPD oversight and three other ballot measures.

• In choosing Dermot Shea as the new police commissioner, Mayor de Blasio passed over the highest-ranking black official in the NYPD again.

The National Lampoon Radio Hour: The Podcast: The Live Show! Wed Nov 6th 7:30pm Celebrating the 50th anniversary of National Lampoon. Part of New York Comedy Festival. 21+. $25. The Bell House, 149 7th St., Gowanus.

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Brooklyn News
• Police busted a group of teens who robbed a cabbie and threw chemicals in his eyes in Bed-Stuy.

• The NYPD is investigating a string of anti-Semitic attacks in Borough Park.

• Brooklyn shelter residents who were sickened by rotten chicken salad are moving closer to suing the city.

• Jumaane Williams easily won re-election to stay as the city’s public advocate.

• AOC settled a lawsuit brought by former Assemblyman Dov Hikind over her Twitter practices.

• Kate McKinnon will star in the series adaptation of the podcast “Joe Exotic.

• Colin Farrell is in talks to play the Penguin in the new “The Batman” film.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971, Cher scores her first solo US #1 hit with this song.

• In 1970, actor Ethan Hawke is born in Austin, TX.  In 2001, he received a SAG Award for his role in this movie and an Oscar in 2014 for his role in this movie.

• The Daily News says on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez should stop blocking and start muting.

• The Post says after seeing the numbers, New York needs to rethink early voting.

In the Blogs
• Town Square’s Santa Brunch is coming back to Greenpoint on December 8.

Cider Feast is coming to Williamsburg this weekend.

Trending in New York
• Kentucky
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• The Islanders (11-3-0) topped the Ottawa Senators, 4-1.

• The Rangers (5-6-1) host the Detroit Red Wings at 8 p.m.

• The Knicks (1-6) head to Detroit to face the Pistons at 7 p.m.

• “Sports Pope” Mike Francesa is leaving his afternoon drive show at WFAN but will stay with Entercom.

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Latin History for Morons Sat Nov 9th 8pm Class is in session with Tony Award winner John Leguizamo’s one-man play. Tickets. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

Real Estate
• The state’s new rules on major capital improvements are retroactive, nixing some recent rent hikes.

• For Sale – 55 Driggs Avenue, Greenpoint - Vacant 4 family home + commercial space. 8 BRs, 4 bath total with 2,000 s/f of retail space and 2,000 s/f semi-finished basement on 20×100 lot.  $2.8M. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188 

• For Rent – 33 Bond Street Unit #2214, Boerum Hill – 1 BR or flex 2 BR w/ pvt balcony, 1 bath apt features open gourmet kitchen, spacious living area, floor-to-ceiling windows.  Pets upon approval.  $3,745/month.  347-318-3595

• Sold – Dyker Heights – A five-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,000-square-foot house at 828 72nd Street for $1.299 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Walgreens is thinking about going private, and has engaged with private equity firms about a leveraged buyout.

• More people are going to the mall to eat at the food court and not shop, according to a survey from UBS.

• Downtown – 11 a.m. – Riders Alliance releases survey on early users of Fair Fares. Jay St-MetroTech station, Jay St. and Willoughby St.

• East New York – 11:45 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner James O’Neill hold monthly crime briefing. NYPD Community Center, 127 Pennsylvania Ave.

Downtown – 3:45 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams to host “400 Years of Fortitude” event marking four centuries since arrival of first enslaved Africans. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Dyker Heights – 7:15 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer honored at Brooklyn Community Improvement Association 13th Anniversary Dinner Gala. Affable Eatery, 912 65th St.

Gowanus – 7:30 p.m. – The National Lampoon Radio Hour: The Podcast – The Live Show! The Bell House, 149 7th St.

Written by BKTicker

November 6th, 2019 at 9:20 am

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