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Morning Buzz: 50 cars vandalized in Bay Ridge, Pentagon official pokes hole in another key GOP defense of Trump

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Thursday, November 21

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 52 degrees.

Top Stories
• After Gordon Sondland’s damning testimony, a Pentagon official undercut another key GOP defense at yesterday’s impeachment hearings.

• With no clear frontrunner among the Democratic presidential candidates, they resisted they urge to attack in last night’s debate.

• One of the Manhattan prison guards arrested in connection with Jeffrey Epstein’s death is willing to dish on the pedophile’s suicide.

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Brooklyn News
• A reputed gangbanger was arrested with a semiautomotic weapon at his Crown Heights home.

• Concerned residents sounded off at a precinct community council meeting last night after more than 50 cars were vandalized along Shore Road in Bay Ridge.

• A Brooklyn community board is pressing the MTA to open a shuttered subway entrance at Nostrand and Bedord avenues.

Politics
• Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, who represents parts of Queens and Brooklyn, became the first female chair of the House Oversight Committee.

• Two current office holders in northeast Queens will face challengers in next year’s elections.

Entertainment
• A 70s-era stripper who went by the name of “Tanqueray” is stealing the spotlight on the already-popular Humans of New York blog.

• The new movie Ford v. Ferrari plays fast and loose with the facts, but some of its most unbelievable details are 100 percent true.

Buzzing Back

• In 1980, millions tune in to find out who shot J.R.

• In 2000, actress Isabel May is born in Santa Monica, California. She plays Veronica Duncan, Georgie’s love interest on this show.

Opinion
• The Brooklyn Downtown Star writes that Mayor Bill de Blasio has no business criticizing Michael Bloomberg for his policing policies while mayor of NYC.

• A south Queens state senator argues in the Greenpoint Star that the state is losing tens of millions of dollars by refusing to adopt mobile sports betting.

In the Blogs
• A new membership club and workspace with people of color in mind has opened its doors in East Williamsburg.

• A GoFundMe has been created to cover lost wages and fines for the churro vendors arrested in a Brooklyn subway station.

Trending in New York
#DemDebate
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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (4-11) fell to the 76ers, 109-104.

• The nets (6-8) topped the Hornets, 101-91.

• The Rangers (9-8-2) downed the Capitals, 4-1.

• St. John’s (4-1) rolled past Columbia, 82-63.

• The Islanders (15-3-1) host the Penguins in Brooklyn. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• Indianapolis (6-4) and Houston (6-4) meet in a big Thursday Night Football matchup at 8:20 p.m. The Texans are 3.5-point favorites.

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Real Estate
• OMA has broken ground on its Tetris-like towers at Greenpoint Landing.

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• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 625-square-foot apartment at 364 Lafayette Avenue in Clinton Hill for $585,000.

Style & Fashion
• Emily Ratajkowski designed a new skirt suit that is decidedly NSFW and it’s flying off the shelves.

Friends may or may not be returning, but Vogue says Jennifer Aniston’s chic 90’s style is worth revisiting.

Events
• Bay Ridge – 10 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio makes announcement about college enrollment. High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology, 350 67th Street

Ditmas Park - 11 a.m. – Erasmus High School culinary students shop for Flatbush Community Thanksgiving Feast. Stop & Shop, 1009 Flatbush Ave.

Downtown – 11 a.m. – DA Eric Gonzalez and DOB commissioner Melanie La Rocca announce results of long-term investigation. DA’s Office, 350 Jay St.

Bed-Stuy – 11:30 a.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer visits annual senior Thanksgiving lunch. Brooklyn Collegiate Prep, 2021 Bergen St.

Clinton Hill – 1:30 p.m. – Stringer visits 88th Precinct’s annual senior Thanksgiving lunch. Brown Memorial Baptist Church, 484 Washington Ave.

• East New York – 2 p.m. – Mets Sixth Annual Turkey Giveaway. Agape Food Rescue, 1386 Sutter Ave.

• East Midwood – 4:30 p.m. – Elected officials host Thanksgiving turkey giveaway. Plaza Auto Mall, 2740 Nostrand Ave.

Downtown – 5 to 6 p.m. – Holiday Lighting Party: Downtown Brooklyn Gets Lit! Albee Square

Red Hook – 6 p.m. – Red Hook East & West Update Meeting. Miccio Center, 110 West 9th St.

Flatbush – 6 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attend “Life of Hope” turkey giveaway. Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School, 710 E. 37th St.

• Prospect Heights – 6:30 p.m. – CB6 Transportation/Public Safety Committee Meeting. 78th Precinct, 65 6th Ave.

• Marine Park – 7:30 p.m. – Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association Meeting. Carmine Carro Community Center, 3000 Fillmore Ave.

Flatbush - 8 p.m. – FKA Twigs performs. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

Written by BKTicker

November 21st, 2019 at 9:16 am

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