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Tuesday, November 19

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 52 degrees.

Top Stories
• Congress is racing to pass a temporary funding bill before the deadline for government shutdown Thursday.

• Destruction of the Amazon Rainforest is at its highest rate in more than a decade.

• The Taliban released two hostages, one American and one Australian, who were held for more than three years.

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“Where It All Began”  Wed Nov 20th  8pm  Scott Sharrard & Friends Celebrate the Life of Duane Allman & The Muscle Shoals Sound.  $25-$65   Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg
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Brooklyn News
• A man charged with killing one and injuring 11 at a block party in Brownsville plead not guilty in front of the Brooklyn Supreme Court.

• A 61-year-old man was run over by a Jeep while he was laying in the middle of the road in Bushwick.

• Dozens of cars parked along Shore Road in Bay Ridge were found vandalizedovernight.

Politics
• The U.S. shifted its position on the legality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, no longer declaring them inconsistent with international law.

• The House of Representatives is looking into whether President Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller in his written statements during the earlier Russia investigation.

Entertainment
• Chick-fil-A announced it will cease making the donations to organizations that have angered LGBTQ activists for a long time.

Entertainment Tonight published a complete timeline of the ongoing feud between Taylor Swift and music executive Scooter Braun.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975 this film about a group of patients at a mental institution debuts and goes on to become the first film in four decades to win in all five Academy Award categories.

• In 1983 movie actor Adam Driver is born in San Diego, CA.  After  9/11, he created a non-profit organization called Arts in the Armed Forces, which puts on shows for the military.

Opinion
• In a piece for The New York Times, Senator- and presidential hopeful- Corey Booker writes about the dangers of being dogmatic when it comes to public charter schools.

• A Daily News writer poses that former Mayor Bloomberg’s apology for stop-and-frisk is a strategy for the politician to obtain black votes for his presidential campaign.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn-based visual and performance artist Jadda Cat is staging her new piece “Female Joker” this Saturday.

• An Uruguayan restaurant that opened last week is bringing Chivito and other national specialties to Bushwick.

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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (4-10) beat out the Cleveland Cavaliers, 123 to 105.

• The Nets (5-8) fell to the Indiana Pacers, 86 to 115.

• The Islanders (14-3-1) head to Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins at 7 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Developers revealed renderings for a new five-story building in Williamsburgexclusively to YIMBY.

• For Sale – 176 Skillman Avenue, Williamsburg – Six family home features 6 1BR 1 bath apts – all in good condition. partially finished basement, generous private yard. Close to all.  $2.4M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• For Rent – 507 Myrtle Avenue #3B, Clinton Hill – Spacious 3 BR, 2 bath unit has plenty of natural light, modern furnishings, central air & heat, laundry in building.  Pets upon approval.  $3,150/month. Nooklyn.com. 917-774-1673

• Sold – Coney Island – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 750 square-foot apartment at 2935 W 5th St. for $307,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Apple released iOS 13.2.3, an update that should address issues users were having with the previous version.

• NASA added five new companies to the list of vendors cleared to bid on contracts for its Commercial Lunar Payload Services program.

Events
Flatbush - 10:30 a.m. – Catholic Charities of Brooklyn & Queens distributes free turkeys. St. Jerome Parish, 2900 Newkirk Ave.

• Bay Ridge – 11:30 a.m. – Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and former Assistant District Attorney Michael Tannousis discuss recent crime surge. In front of NYPD 68th Precinct, 333 65th St.

Carroll Gardens – 6 p.m. – CEC 15 meeting. PS 58, 330 Smith St.

Park Slope – 7 p.m. – 78th Precinct “Build the Block” meeting. Saint Thomas Aquinas Church, 249 9th St.

• Cypress Hills – 7:30 p.m. – NYC Emergency Management hosts disaster simulation for CERT trainees. Transit Tech Career and Technical Education H.S., 1 Wells St.

Written by BKTicker

November 19th, 2019 at 9:18 am

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