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Friday, November 29

Weather
• Partly cloudy and milder winds. High of 46 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Ronald McDonald balloon had to be removed from the Thanksgiving Parade early due to partial deflation.

• Nearly 40 people were killed in Iraq, on one of the bloodiest days of anti-government protests.

• President Trump made an unannounced visit to the troops in Afghanistan, declaring he reopened peace talks with the Taliban.

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Christmas Tree Lighting  Sat Nov 30th 4-6pm   Free hot chocolate & treats, live musical performances, strolling carolers, Santa Claus in his vintage car and more!  Fifth Avenue @ 4th Street, Park Slope
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Brooklyn News
• A teen was robbed and beaten on the 3 train near Nostrand Avenue.

• A Gowanus pizzeria opened up its doors to those in need this Thanksgiving.

• A Brooklyn pastor who is able to walk for the first time in years is inspiring others to overcome their illnesses.

Politics
• NPR gives us the real story of why we celebrate Thanksgiving on the third Thursday in November.

• The Bloomberg campaign swiped a top staffer from opponent Kamala Harris.

Entertainment
• Social media platform TikTok lifted its ban on a U.S. teen who shared a viral video criticizing China.

• Jennifer Aniston hosted her annual Friendsgiving feast, and she made a special dish just for Jimmy Kimmel.

Buzzing Back

• In 2001 George Harrison, lead guitarist for The Beatles, dies.

• In 1976 movie & TV actress Anna Faris is born in Baltimore, MD.  In 2013, she landed the lead role in this CBS comedy.

Opinion
• TIME discusses the extinction of the small American farmer.

• Do Democrats have a better alternative to impeachment? CNN says they do.

In the Blogs
• If you love music and vintage vinyls, here are six Brooklyn record stores you should visit this Black Friday.

• Williamsburg venue Pete’s Candy Store celebrates 20 years with a weeklong festivities.

Trending in New York
• #NCT127TODAY
• #BlackFriday2019
• #SummertimeShootout3
• #IfWomenWereMenForADay
• Unai Emery

Scoreboard
• • NFL THANKSGIVING LINEUP:
The Bears (6-6) beat out the Detroit Lions (3-8-1), 24 to 20.
The Buffalo Bills (9-3) topped the Dallas Cowboys (6-6), 26 to 15.
The Atlanta Falcons (3-9) fell to the New Orleans Saints (10-2), 26 to 18.

• Giants end Zak DeOssie’s career by putting him on injury reserve.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (4-14) host the Philadelphia 76ers at 7:30 p.m.
• The Nets (9-9) host the Boston Celtics at 12 p.m.
• The Rangers (12-9-2) take on the Boston Bruins at 1 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers cross the bridge into Jersey to face the Devils at 1 p.m.
• The Islanders (16-5-) come up against the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Knicks host the Boston Celtics at 3:30 p.m.
• The Nets take on the Miami Heat at 3 p.m.
• The Giants (2-9) face the Green Bay Packers at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (4-7) head to Cincinnati to play the Bengals at 1 p.m.

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Annual Santa Brunch  Sun Dec 8th 9:30am, 11:30am & 1:30pm  Includes a delicious homemade pancake brunch with Santa, fun crafts, live music, Queen Else and photos with Santa!  Don’t forget your camera.  Get your tickets NOW – they sell out fast!!  Tickets Polish Slavic Center, 176 Java Street, Greenpoint
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Real Estate
A map of the best holiday displays in NYC this year, including the famous “Dyker Heights Lights.”

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

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Dec 1st 2:30-4pm. 73 Menahan Street, Bushwick – Renovated and fireproof two family home w/ pkg for 2 cars.  6 BRs, 4 bth total.  Finished basement w/ BR, kitchen, bath exits into backyard w/ deck.  $1.225M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• Sold – Brighton Beach – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,150 square-foot apartment at 1311 Brightwater Ave. for $850,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Williamsburg has a spot where you can get a surprisingly satisfying sandwich- and the main ingredient is yogurt.

• The Hi Hi Room in Cobble Hill is a new full-service restaurant from the crew behind Court Street Grocers.

Restaurant ABC’s – Bococa
Grade A – Bahnmigos, 178 Lincoln Pl. Food not cooled by an approved method, Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Rucola, 190 Dean St. Cold food item held above 41º F, Food not cooled by an approved method, Food prepared from ingredients at ambient temperature, Non-food contact surface improperly constructed
Grade C – Freeks Mill, 285 Nevins St. Cold food item held above 41º F,  Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact, Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage, Appropriately scaled metal stem-type thermometer or thermocouple not provided.

Events
Prospect Lefferts Gardens - 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Black Friday Hike: The Midwood Trail.  Prospect Park Boathouse, 101 East Drive

Greenwood Heights – 1 to 3 p.m. – Post Turkey Day Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street

Saturday
Prospect Heights - 10 to 11 a.m. – Make Your Own Evergreen Wreath.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue
Fort Greene – 1 to 2:30 p.m.- Historic New York: Fort Greene.  Fort Greene Visitor Center, Myrtle Ave btwn Washington Park & St. Edward’s Street
Williamsburg – 1 to 8 p.m. – YES Holiday Market.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue
Brooklyn Bridge - 4 p.m. – Bargemusic: Music in Motion.  Fulton Ferry Landing
Park Slope – 4 to 6 p.m. – Christmas Tree Lighting.  Fifth Avenue @ 4th Street
Williamsburg - 8 p.m. – Start Making Sense: A Talking Heads Tribute.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Flatbush - 8 p.m. – Thanksgiving Comedy Fest.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

Sunday
Williamsburg - Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: Free Fallin’ featuring the Music of Tom Petty for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 1 to 3 p.m. – Winter on Flatbush Farm.  Lefferts Historic House, 452 Flatbush Avenue
Flatbush – 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

Written by BKTicker

December 2nd, 2019 at 9:09 am

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