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Friday, November 8

• Mostly sunny and windy. High of 41 degrees.

Top Stories
• Pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences is being sued by the Trump administration for supposedly ignoring patent laws on its HIV prevention drug.

• A Honk Kong student who fell from a building during protests this week has died.

• Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he will run for his old senate seat in Alabama.

Scandals, Scalawags and Murder Most Foul  Sat Nov 9th 10:30am-12:30pm  Green-Wood is the final resting place of many famous and heroic figures in history, but some of its’ deceased denizens have a more blemished reputation.  Tickets  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St, Greenwood Heights

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Brooklyn News
• A “suspicious” fire broke out in an apartment in East New York’s Pink Houses, and one resident was hospitalized from smoke inhalation.

• Brooklyn homeowners along the ‘B’ and ‘Q’ lines say the MTA is trying to pass off responsibility for retaining walls along the tracks that need to be repaired.

•The Brooklyn DA’s Office just released a previously confidential list of copsthat borough prosecutors don’t trust.

• Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is actively preparing to enter the 2020presidential race.

• State Department official George Kent testified before the House impeachment committee, claiming pressure on Ukraine undermined the rule of law.

• Kristen Bell will return as the ominous narrator for the HBO Max reboot of the show Gossip Girl.

• Mariah Carey is writing a memoir, and it’s going to be published by Andy Cohen’s future imprint, set to launch in 2020.

Buzzing Back

• In 2016 Poet, composer and singer Leonard Cohen passed away at the age of 82.  His composition of this song has been covered by over 300 artists.

• In 1973 journalist David Muir is born in Syracuse, NY.  In 2014 he became the host of this news show.

• The New York Times discusses centrists, progressives, europhobia and the upcoming Democratic presidential nomination.

• Slate ruminates on what it truly means to evacuate your home without knowing if it will be for good.

In the Blogs
• Brokelyn’s list of cheap things to do in Brooklyn this weekend, especially if you like art.

• Bushwick-based nonprofit Riseboro, is offering free wellness checks to New Yorkers.

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• The Islanders (11-3-1) were defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins 4 to 3.

• The Rangers (7-6-1) beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4 to 2.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Nets (3-4) head to Portland to take on the Trail Blazers at 10 p.m.
• The Knicks (1-7) face the Dallas Mavericks at 8:30 p.m.
• The Islanders host the Florida Panthers at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (1-7) host the Giants (2-7) in MetLife stadium at 1 p.m.
• The Nets will be in Pheonix to play the Suns at 8 pm.
• The Knicks face the Cleavland Cavaliers 7:30 p.m. at home.
• The Rangers take on the Florida Panthers at 1 p.m. at MSG.

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Under the Streetlamp  Sat Nov 9th  8pm  America’s hottest vocal group delivers an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American Doo Wop, Motown and old time Rock ‘n’ Roll Songbook.  Tickets On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd, Manhattan Beach

Real Estate
• Here are the most expensive homes for sale in Brooklyn.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Nov 9th 2-3:30pm. 285A Kingsland Avenue, Greenpoint -  Charming 3 family brick w/ open concept layout.  Each unit has 1 BR/1 bath, office space EIK.  Pvt backyard w/ storage shed, unfinished basement w/separate entrance.  $1.799M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Nov 10th 12-1:30pm. 117 N. 4th Street Williamsburg- Semi detached 8 family home offers 24 BRS, 8 bath, oasis-likebackyard, full basement.  $2.999M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – East Flatbush – A four bedroom, two bathroom, 1,800 square-foot home at 4707 Tilden Ave. for $629,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Gothamist’s ultimate guide to eating at the new Brooklyn Wegmans.

• A list by Thrillist of where you should be eating in Williamsburg right now.

Restaurant ABC’s – Mill Basin
Grade A – Bill’s Bar, 6326 Avenue N – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Island Grill, 5501 Glenwood Rd., Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Evidence of mice, Facility not vermin proof, Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – Master Wok, 5100 Kings Plaza Shopping Ct., Hot food item not held at or above 140º F, Cold food item held above 41º F, Food not cooled by an approved method, Live roaches present, Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment, Facility not vermin proof, Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Greenpoint – 3 to 10 p.m. – The Other Art Fair.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street

Flatbush – 6p.m. – Baby Shark Live!  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

Downtown – 7:30 p.m. – Logic – Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Tour.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue

Downtown – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – “Girl Code Cars” National STEM Day celebration  National Grid’s MetroTech office, 1 Metrotech Ctr.

Fort Greene – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Artisan Market.  Fort Greene Park, DeKalb Ave btwn Washington Park & So. Oxford
Greenwood Heights – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Scandals, Scalawags & Murder Most Foul.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
• Greenpoint – 11a.m. to 7 p.m. – The Other Art Fair.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Latin History for Morons w/John Leguizamo.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue
Manhattan Beach – 8 p.m.  Under the Streetlamp.  On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Bvd.

• Greenpoint – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – The Other Art Fair.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Weezer for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Park Slope – Noon to 4:30 p.m. – Community Baking Day with BrickOven Brooklyn.  OldStoneHouse, 336 Third Avenue
Prospect Heights – 5 to 7 p.m. – An Introduction to Sichuan Cuisine.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue

Written by BKTicker

November 8th, 2019 at 9:18 am

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