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Wednesday, January 1
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for New Year’s Day.
Meters are not in effect.

• Mostly sunny with a high of 41 degrees.

Top Stories
• One million revelers packed Times Square to watch the ball drop on the new decade.

• Trump has deployed more troops to the Middle East after protesters attackedthe U.S. Embassy in Iraq.

• New York’s bail reform laws take effect starting today.

116th Annual Polar Bear Plunge Wed Jan 1st 1pm Sharp! There is no fee to participate, but we encourage donations. Register to participate. Boardwalk & Stillwell Ave., Coney Island.

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Brooklyn News
• An anti-hate rally at Grand Army Plaza drew supporters from across religions and races.

• Prosecutors say the vandal who tagged the Grand Army Plaza arch says his great-great grandpa made him do it.

• A cone on the Pulaski Bridge has been replaced by tiny bollards to protect pedestrians.

• From Rikers Island to foie gras, 2019 was a wild year in New York City politics.

• Governor Cuomo signed the design-build bill that could save NYC billions on construction projects.

• America Ferrera is pregnant with her second baby.

Mariah Carey’s Twitter account was hacked and posted messages about Eminem.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972, Three Dog Night becomes the first rock band to appear on a Tournament of Roses Parade float.

• In 1969, actor and stunt man Verne Troyer is born in Sturgis, MI. He rose to fame for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers franchise.

• USA Today says these are the New Year’s resolutions they’d like to see in 2020.

• The Times says Congress should do more to protect veterans from predatory for-profit colleges.

In the Blogs
• Williamsburg is one of the neighborhoods where Neighborhood Safety Coalitions will be established.

• Bklyner has a roundup of where to get brunch on New Year’s Day.

Trending in New York
• Happy New Year

• The Knicks (9-24) host the Portland Trail Blazers at MSG. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (19-16-4) lost to the Edmonton Oilers, 7-5.

• The Islanders (25-10-3) topped the Washington Capitals, 4-3.

• St. John’s (11-3) fell to 11th-ranked Butler, 60-58.

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14th Annual 50 First Jokes NYC Fri Jan 3rd 8pm A mixture of established NYC comedians along with the best and brightest up-and-coming comedy scene. 21+. $15-$20. The Bell House, 149 7th St., Park Slope.


Real Estate
• Promont NYC has gained approvals to construct a new eight-story apartment building near Prospect Park.

• For Sale - 285A Kingsland Avenue, Greenpoint - Charming 3 family brick w/ open layout concept.  Each unit has 1 Br, 1 bath, office space, EIK.  Private backyard w/ storage shed, unfinished basement w/ separate entrance.  $1.8M.Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Rent – 63 Bushwick Avenue #3F, Williamsburg – Brand new 3 BR, 2 full bath apt for rent has central a/c, skylights, roof access, shared backyard. On-site laundromat/drop off, close to all.  Small pets allowed. $3,750/month. 661-313-2772

• Sold – Gravesend – A two-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,058-square-foot condo at 412 Kings Highway for $730,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Tesla must face a lawsuit claiming “severe and pervasive racial harassment” at its California factory.

Uber and Postmates have sued California to block its gig economy law.

• Coney Island - 1 p.m. sharp! 116th Annual Polar Bear Plunge. Coney Island Boardwalk at Stillwell Ave.

Written by BKTicker

January 2nd, 2020 at 9:01 am

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