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Tuesday, December 31

Weather
• Partly cloudy skies with a high of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• The volunteer security member who fatally shot the gunman in a Texas church was identified as a former reserve deputy sheriff and firearms instructor.

• A NYC man was exonerated after 27 years of wrongful imprisonment for the murder of a mother of three.

• The volunteer security member who fatally shot the gunman in a Texas church was identified as a former reserve deputy sheriff and firearms instructor.

• A NYC man was exonerated after 27 years of wrongful imprisonment for the murder of a mother of three.

• The suspect in this weekend’s Hanukkah stabbings was charged with several hate crimes after pleading not guilty to five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary

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Disco 2020: A Post-Midnight New Years Eve Dance Party Wed Jan 1st  12:30am  Dance until the sun comes up with DJ Ceremony and DJ Danny White –  spinning the best indie and dance from the ‘80’s till today.  Tickets  Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett Street, Gowanus
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Brooklyn News
• A for-hire driver and his passenger are in the hospital after being shot outside a party in Bed-Stuy.

• The man who threatened worshippers inside a Brooklyn synagogue the day before the Monsey attack is being held without bail.

• The MTA rolled out cameras on B44 vehicles to enforce bus-only lanes.

Politics
• President Trump and Barack Obama tied for the title of 2019’s most admired man, according to an annual Gallup poll.

• As the year-end approaches, Politico remembers the deaths that shook politics in 2019.

Entertainment
• The songwriter for Monty Python, Neil Innes, passed away suddenly at the age of 75.

Hasbro is poised to become a huge player in entertainment, after completing its $3.8 billion acquisition of Entertainment One.

Buzzing Back

• In 1985 teen idol Rick Nelson dies in a plane crash.

• In 1977 pop singer Psy is born in Seoul, South Korea.  This 2012 K-pop single brought him international fame.

Opinion
• The LA Times analyzes its mass shootings database to determine why people attack places of worship.

• The Post’s editorial board criticize Governor Cuomo’s call for a reexamination of bringing high speed rail to New York.

In the Blogs
• The City is stepping up its efforts to combat hate with a Neighborhood Safety Coalition set to launch in Williamsburg.

• Brooklyn Based dishes on the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020 in Brooklyn.

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Scoreboard
• The Nets (16-16) fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves, 115 to 122.

• The Islanders (24-10-3) head to D.C. to take on the Washington Capitals at 1 p.m.

• The Rangers (19-15-4) face the Edmonton Oilers at 9 p.m.

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New Year’s Eve Time Machine  Tues Dec 31st 8pm  Drink and dance your way to the future playing throwback jams and all the best new songs!  21+ Free – RSVP does not guarantee entry.  Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Park Slope
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Real Estate
• Architects are redesigning Kingsbrook Medical Center into an affordable housing complex in East Flatbush.

• For Sale – 306 Gates Avenue, Bed-Stuy – Bankruptcy sale – vacant at closing. Legal 3 unit building with potential to create owner’s triplex over garden rental or keep as individual units. Potential condo conversion.  $2.1M. Homes.com. 833-252-8033

• For Rent – 8-3 Wyckoff Avenue, Unit 5E, Bushwick – 3 BR, 2 bath apt in luxury bldg. Central a/c, video intercom, common roof deck, on-site parking, laundry.  $3,369/month. Nooklyn.com 347-834-1688

• Sold – Brooklyn Heights – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 920 square-foot apartment at 106 Willow St. for $1.6 million. Zillow.

Technology
• Tesla delivered its first China-made cars, and the company plans to ramp up its global expansion efforts in January.

• Vanity Fair ponders how the technological tsunami of the coming decade will change life as we know it.

Events
•. Prospect Heights – 4 p.m. – Rally to condemn anti-Semitic attacks.  Grand Army Plaza

•. Gowanus – 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. – NYE @ Parklife.  636 Degraw Street

Flatbush – 8 to 10 p.m. – Femme It Forward.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

Park Slope – 8 p.m. – New Year’s Eve Time Machine.  Union Hall, 702 Union Street

Downtown – 8:30 p.m. – The Strokes.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue

Ditmas Park - 9 pm. to 4 a.m. – Hello 2020 NYE Party.  Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Road

Williamsburg - 10 p.m. – New Year’s Eve Bash: Down with the Decades.  Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N. 11th Street

Prospect Park – 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. – New Year’s Eve Fireworks. Grand Army Plaza, 413 Flatbush Avenue

Gowanus - 12:30 a.m. – Disco 2020: A Post-Midnight New Year’s Eve Dance Party.  Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett Street

Written by BKTicker

December 31st, 2019 at 8:57 am

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