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Morning Buzz: Anti-hate rally draws diverse supporters, Tiny bollards installed on Pulaski Bridge

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

Weather
• 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.

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• A cone on the Pulaski Bridge has been replaced by tiny bollards to protect pedestrians.

Politics
• 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.

Entertainment
• 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.

Opinion
• 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
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#Roaring20s
#MidnightRun

Scoreboard
• 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.

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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. Nooklyn.com. 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.

Events
• 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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