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Wednesday, January 8

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of 40 degrees.

Top Stories
• Iran struck back at the U.S. by firing ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq. Trump tweeted “All is well!” and will make a statement today.

• A Ukrainian plane carrying at least 170 passengers crashed after taking off in Iran, killing everyone aboard.

• A bus fatally struck a man in Midtown, marking New York City’s third pedestrian death in 24 hours.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Fundraising Wed Jan 8th 8-10pm A stand-up comedy benefit for Emily Gallagher, candidate for NYS Assembly, 50th District. $15. Elsewhere, 599 Johnson Ave., Bushwick.
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Brooklyn News
• A cement truck struck and killed an elderly woman walking with a cane in Borough Park.

• The Brooklyn man who doused NYPD cops with water over the summer got 10 days of community service.

• Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren campaigned at Kings Theatre, accompanied by former candidate Julian Castro.

Politics
• Mitch McConnell says he has the votes for a Senate impeachment trial without agreeing to witnesses.

• Michael Bloomberg’s campaign is spending $10 million for a 2020 ad during the Super Bowl.

Entertainment
• The CW just renewed all of its current shows for the 2020-2021 season.

• BTS Army, rejoice! The k-pop group is releasing its next album, “Map of the Soul: 7,” on February 21.

Buzzing Back

• In 2010, Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford is injured in a shooting rampage.

• In 1947, singer David Bowie is born in London. In 1975, his first #1 single in the United States was co-written by this man.

Opinion
• The Times says Trump’s erratic behavior on foreign policy can become a Democratic campaign issue.

• The Post says with lives at stake, Albany must fix the bail reform failure immediately.

In the Blogs
• North Brooklyn groups are teaming up with the U.S. Census Bureau for a jobs fair next week.

• A new Greenpoint Art collective is planning its first show for January 11.

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• #IranAttacks
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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (10-27) were routed by the Los Angeles Lakers, 117-87. They head to Utah to face the Jazz at 9 p.m.

• The Nets (16-20) fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder in overtime, 111-103.

• The Rangers (20-18-4) topped the Colorado Avalanche, 5-3.

• The Islanders (27-12-3) beat the New Jersey Devils in overtime, 4-3.

• St. John’s (11-4) visits Georgetown. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m.

• The Giants have hired former Patriots special teams coordinator Joe Judge to be their next head coach.

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Night of 1,000 Bowies Thurs Jan 9th 10pm  On this eve of David Bowie’s passing we honor his many faces – from Ziggy Stardust to Major Tom to the Goblin King. Costumes are encouraged. Bring your gently used coats for our annual coat drive. Free! House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick.
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Real Estate
• City agencies dominated Brooklyn’s biggest office leases of 2019.

• For Sale – 79 Green Street #4A, Greenpoint – 1 BR, 1 bath condo in Villa on the Green has open floor plan, wide-plank oak flooring, floor to ceiling windows, central heat and air, in-home washer/dryer, private outdoor space.  $785,000.  Homes.com. 833-52-8033

• For Rent – 363 Bond Street #A403, Gowanus - Studio apt has 1 bath, laundry in building, swimming pool, private parking.  All pets allowed.  $3.040/month. Nooklyn.com. 347-699-2949

• Sold – Bedford-Stuyvesant – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 920-square-foot condo at 39 Jefferson Avenue for $1.02 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Pier 1 Imports plans to close up to 450 stores and slash corporate jobs as it weighs bankruptcy.

• Toyota is planning to build a “city of the future” in Japan with housing, robotsand autonomous vehicles.

Events
Park Slope – 7:30 p.m. – Screening of “Citizen Kane.” Nitehawk Cinema, 188 Prospect Park West.

Bushwick – 8 to 10 p.m. – How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Fundraising: A Comedy Benefit for Emily Gallagher, Candidate for NYS Assembly . Elsewhere, 599 Johnson Ave.

Ditmas Park – 9 p.m. – Star Sign Party: CAPRICORN. Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd.

Written by BKTicker

January 8th, 2020 at 9:05 am

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