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Friday, November 22

Weather
• Mostly cloudy, with showers in the afternoon. High of 57 degrees.

Top Stories
• Two critical witnesses testified in the last scheduled public impeachment hearings. Here is the update.

• Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced indictment in multiplecorruption cases.

• Smugglers cut a massive hole in a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall and drove a truck through it.

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Jonas Brothers  Sat Nov 23rd 7:30pm  “Happiness Begins” Tour.   Tickets  Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Downtown.
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Brooklyn News
• Brooklyn has made it onto PropertyShark’s top 100 most expensive U.S. zip codes list for the first time.

• The assistant principal at a Brooklyn charter school won a $25,000 award.

• Two city jails, one in Boerum Hill and the other on Rikers Island, will be closedin early 2020.

Politics
• Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially filed paperwork with the FEC to run for U.S. president.

• White House Republicans met to discuss a strategy for limiting the ongoing impeachment trial to two weeks.

Entertainment
• Bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark’s new book, “Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry,” deals with the #MeToo movement.

• Rapper A$AP Rocky keeps coming up in impeachment hearings this week, here’s why.

Buzzing Back

• 1997 Michael Hutchence, the 37-year-old lead singer of INXS, was found dead in his hotel room. Since his death, his family has set up a support group to help troubled teens.

• In 1984 movie actress Scarlett Johansson is born in NYC.  In 2012 she was cast as this character in the Marvel movie series.

Opinion
• A Daily News writer ponders the question: Are teachers misusing homework?

• Slate discusses the factors that the e-cigarette bans are getting wrong.

In the Blogs
• Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis blames the increase in crime in Bay Ridge on bail reforms and anti-police rhetoric.

• Brklyner discusses the current state of local news in Brooklyn.

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Scoreboard
• The Indianapolis Cults (6-5) fell to the Houston Texans (7-4) 17 to 20 in Thursday night football.

• The Islanders (16-3-1) beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4 to 3.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Nets (6-8) play the Sacramento Kings at Barclay’s Center, 7:30 p.m.
• The Rangers (9-8-2) are up against the Ottawa Senators at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Knicks (4-11) host the San Diego Spurs at 7:30 p.m.
• The Islanders head to San Jose to play the Sharks at 10:30 p.m.
• The Rangers are off to Montreal to face the Canadiens at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Jets (3-7) host the Oakland Raiders at 1 p.m.
• The Giants (2-8) take on the Chicago Bears at 1 p.m.
• The Nets and Knicks face off 6 p.m. at MSG.

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Autumn Floral Workshop  Sat Nov 23rd 1-4pm Make a Thanksgiving table centerpiece and a second piece to complete your autumn décor.  Pre-Registration Required  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
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Real Estate
• Curbed NY gives you a peek inside the new Made in NY campus in Sunset Park.

OPEN HOUSE – 151 Kingsland Avenue, Greenpoint – Fully renovated two family corner brick property is move-in ready!  1st flr has 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, basement/rec room.  2nd flr has 4 BRs, 1 bath, roof deck patio.  $1.350M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

OPEN HOUSE – 957 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood – Extra large 6 family brick has 6 apts – each unit is a 3 BR/ 1 bath.  Large backyard, full basement w/ separate bike storage.  $1.549M Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• Sold – Bay Ridge – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 900 square-foot apartment at 8701 Shore Rd. for $405,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• A popular Philadelphia fried chicken joint, which has been open for less than a year, just launched a new location in Greenpoint.

• Greenpoint just gained a new Pierogi cafe, courtesy of two of Poland’s most renowned dumpling makers.

Restaurant ABC’s – Clinton Hill
Grade A – Madanim, 864 Bedford Ave., Food not cooled by an approved method, Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.
Grade B – Black Swan, 1048 Bedford Ave., Evidence of mice, Food not protected from potential source of contamination, Facility not vermin proof, Food contact surface not properly maintained.
Grade C – Kennedy Fried Chicken, 433 Dekalb Ave., Cold food item held above 41º F, Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment.

Events
Downtown Brooklyn – 11 a.m. – “Plantsgiving” healthy foods-based distribution. Old Fulton Alley, 209 Joralemon St.

Flatbush – 9 p.m. – French DJ & performer Gesaffelstein.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

Saturday
Prospect Lefferts Gardens - 1 to 4 p.m. – Autumn Foral Workshop.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue
Downtown – 4 p.m.- Bargemusic: Music in Motion.  Fulton Ferry Landing near Brooklyn Bridge
Downtown – 7:30 p.m. – Jonas Brothers perform.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue
Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Gladys Knight performs.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue
Manhattan Beach – 8 p.m. – Cumparsita: The Tango. On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.

Sunday
Prospect Heights – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. OR 2 to 4 p.m. – Let’s Make Croquembouche!  (holiday dessert). Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue
Williamsburg - Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of the Grateful Dead for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Park Slope – 4 to 5:30 p.m. – The Park Slope Chamber Players – Album Release Concert.  Old Stone House, 336 Third Avenue

Written by BKTicker

November 22nd, 2019 at 8:56 am

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