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Friday, January 3

Weather
• Showers through the morning, picking up again at night. High of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• The FDA announced a temporary ban on many candy- and fruit-flavored e-cigarette products.

• The white NYPD officer who broke into the home of a black woman in Tennessee in 2018 resigned from the force.

• Photos of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad reveal extensive damage following days of violent siege by an Iran-supported militia.

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Mulchfest: Chipping Saturdays  Sat Jan 4th  10am-2pm  Bring your tree to a chipping site and take home a bag of mulch to use in your backyard or make a winter bed for a street tree.  Click here for a site near you.
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Brooklyn News
• Dozens of cops were dispatched to Flatbush Avenue when a dollar van driver jumped on the roof of his van and refused to come down.

• A woman was charged with felony assault and criminal mischief for an anti-Semitic attack on New Year’s Day.

• Tenants in Boerum Hill’s Wyckoff Gardens complex started out the New Year without heat and hot water

Politics
• Julián Castro announced he will be dropping out of the 2020 presidential race.

• Bill Taylor, a key witness in the House impeachment inquiry, has departed his post as the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine.

Entertainment
• Newly released ‘Uncut Gems,’ starring Adam Sandler, has the seventh-most f-bombs in movie history.

• Guns N’ Roses is threatening a lawsuit against a superfan who they claim leaked 97 of the band’s unreleased songs on the internet.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969 Thirty thousand copies of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s album “Two Virgins” were seized at a New Jersey airport because the cover showed the couple naked.

• In 1972 Don McLean received a Gold record for this single which reached #1, selling over 3 millions copies.

Opinion
• Three NY Times readers rebut an Op-Ed that criticized Alcoholics Anonymous.

• NPR predicts grim and hopeful trends to watch for in 2020.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn Based sums up the 2010s through a Brooklyn lens.

• And Bushwick Daily also gave in to New Years nostalgia with a 2019 ‘year in review.’

Trending in New York
• #Soleimani
• #WWIII
• Dear Iran
 #FridayThoughts
• Rose McGowan

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (25-11-3) fell to the New Jersey Devils, 1 to 2.

• The Nets (16-17) lost to the Dallas Mavericks, 111 to 123.

• The Rangers (19-17-4) were taken by the Calgary Flames, 3 to 4.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (10-24) play the Phoenix Suns at 9 p.m.
Saturday
• The Nets host the Toronto Raptors at 6 p.m.
• The Islanders go up against the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7 p.m.
• The Rangers face the Vancouver Canucks at 10 p.m.

NFL WILD CARD ROUND:Buffalo Bills @ Houston Texans, 4:35 p.m.
Tennessee Titans @ New England Patriots, 8:15 p.m.
Sunday
• The Knicks head to L.A. to take on the Clippers at 3:30 p.m.NFL WILD CARD ROUND
Minnesota Vikings @ New Orleans Saints, 1:05 p.m.
Seattle Seahawks @ Philadelphia Eagles, 4:40 p.m.

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HOY 4 Year Anniversary: Thank You For Everything!  Fri Jan 3rd & Sat Jan 4th 10pm  Two days of EPIC parties & spectacles to celebrate!  Tickets  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• Curbed NY outlines the major ways NYC’s landscape will change in 2020, from the L train to 80 Flatbush.

• For Sale - 402 Fenimore Street, Prospect Lefferts Gardens – Detached 2 family brick on 4 levels – 1st flr has 2 BRs, 1 bath, FLR/FDR combo, EIK. 2nd fl has 3 BRs, attic w/ 2 BRs.  $988,000. Homes.com. 929-376-5365 

• For Rent – 140 Lexington Avenue #15, Clinton Hill – 2 BR, 1 bath apt has hardwood flooring throughout, exposed brick, rustic charm, kitchen w/ SS appliances.  Close to transportation, pets upon approval.  $2,400/month.  Blue Egg Realty. 917-202-3498

• Sold – Clinton Hill – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 775 square-foot apartment at 201 Clinton Ave. for $616,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
Rainbow cakes and breakfast burritos are just a couple of stars on the menu at recently opened The Awkward Scone.

• A new dive bar in Williamsburg pays homage to country icon Dolly Parton.

Restaurant ABC’s – Flatbush
Grade A – Akwaaba Restaurant, 604 Parkside Ave. Cold food item held above 41º F; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.
Grade B – New Soldiers Restaurant, 1278 Nostrand Ave. Live roaches present; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – Fancy Buffet Haitian Restaurant, 1053 Flatbush Ave. Cold food item held above 41º F; Evidence of mice; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Facility not vermin proof.

Events
Park Slope – 8 p.m. – 14th Annual 50 First Jokes NYC.  The Bell House, 149 7th Street

Saturday
Clinton Hills - 9 a.m. to noon – Free dental screenings for kids.  Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave.
Prospect Heights - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Creating a New Money Mindset.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – MulchFest.  NYC Parks 
Williamsburg - 11 a.m. – When Harry Met Sally (brunch menu available).  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue
Downtown - 4 p.m.- Bargemusic: Music in Motion.  Fulton Ferry Landing near Brooklyn Bridge.
Park Slope – 10 p.m. – Party Like It’s 1999: Life and Times of Jay-Z Edition.  The Bell House, 149 7th Street
Williamsburg – 10 p.m. – HOY 4 Year Anniversary: Thank You for Everything!.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue

Sunday
Clinton Hills - 9 a.m. to noon – Free dental screenings for kids.  Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave.
• Williamsburg - 11 a.m. – When Harry Met Sally (brunch menu available).  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue
Prospect Heights – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Winter Family Art Magic.  Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy.
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Bob Marley for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
• Williamsburg – 10 p.m. – HOY 4 Year Anniversary: Thank You for Everything!.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue

Written by BKTicker

January 3rd, 2020 at 8:56 am

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