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Friday, January 10

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• A new study found that raising the minimum wage by just one dollar could reduce suicide rates.

• PETA is blasting AOC for apparently choosing a purebred French bulldog over instead of a rescue.

• As Puerto Rico weathers devastating earthquakes, the island is still waiting on more than $18 billion in federal funding that was designated more than two years ago.

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Mulchfest: Chipping Saturdays  Sat Jan 11th  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
• A Brooklyn school board member is set to face suspension for using a racial slur against Asians.

• Frederick Richmond, a former congressman from Brooklyn, died at age 96.

• A lawsuit claims landlords used fraud and false filings to price gouge rent-stabilized Crown Heights tenants.

Politics
• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signals an end to her hold on the articles of impeachment.

• A federal appeals court allows the use of $3.6 billion in military construction funds for a border wall.

Entertainment
• NYC & Company is putting on its NYC Winter Outing for the second year in a row, helping residents and visitors save on fun activities.

• Two friends, at 88 and 102 years old, are finding success in music with an album they recently released.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969 Frustrated at Paul McCartney’s dominance during the filming of this movie, George Harrison tells the rest of the band that he is quitting immediately.

• In 1945 rock singer Rod Stewart is born in London, England.  In 2006, he won a Grammy Award for the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album with this album.

Opinion
• The Washington Post sheds light on the dark side of Meghan and Prince Harry’s escape from royalty.

• A writer for CNN thinks AOC should leave the Democratic Party.

In the Blogs
• Brokelyn has the scoop on the best cheap things to do this weekend.

• Greenpointers goes behind the scenes of the Mediterranean restaurant Pheasant.

Trending in New York
 #RareOutNow
• Mark Croce
• #FridayFeeling
 #FridayThoughts
• #HSMTMTS

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (21-18-4) beat the New Jersey Devils, 6 to 3.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (10-28) host the New Orleans Pelicans at 7:15 p.m.
• The Nets (16-20) host the Miami Heat at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Islanders (27-12-3) host the Boston Bruins at 7 p.m.
• The Rangers head to St. Louis to take on the Blues at 8 p.m.

NFL DIVISIONAL ROUND:
Minnesota Vikings @ San Francisco 49ers, 4:35 p.m.
Tennessee Titans @ Baltimore Ravens, 8:15 p.m.
Sunday
• The Knicks host the Miami Heat at 3:30 p.m.
• The Nets host the Atlanta Hawks at 6 p.m.

NFL DIVISIONAL ROUND:
Houston Texans @ Kansas City Chiefs, 3:05 p.m.
Seattle Seahawks @ Green Bay Packers, 6:40 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Crawl Brooklyn: Williamsburg Pub Crawl  Sat Jan 11th  8:30pm-12am  A guided tour through the neighborhood best bars and clubs offering exclusive drink specials.   21+ plus ID.  Tickets  Venues announced after ticket purchase.
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Real Estate
• New design build rules recently signed into law are projected to save the citymillions.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 12th 2-4pm. 147 Hope Street #4H, Williamsburg – 2 BR, 2 bath 1,173 s/f condo has open concept kitchen/living area, central air.   $1.449M. Corcoran Group. 718-422-2524

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 12th 12-2pm. 20 Bogardus Street, Sheepshead Bay – 576 s/f waterfront one family home on private court features 2 BRs, 1 bath, updated kitchen & bath, hardwood floors throughout.  Attic w/ storage space, no flood insurance required.  Near all.  $439,000. Century 21 Homefront Realty. 

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 750 square-foot apartment at 2800 Coyle St. for $250,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Recently opened Noods N’ Chill in Williamsburg serves a particular version of Thai food.

• Eater NY’s hottest restaurants in Brooklyn this month.

Restaurant ABC’s – Sunset Park
Grade A – Jentana’s Pizza, 5102 Fort Hamilton Pkwy. Sanitized equipment or utensil improperly used or stored; Single service item reused, improperly stored, dispensed; not used when required.
Grade B – La Cholita Mexicana, 6410 New Utrecht Ave. Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Live roaches present; Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Evidence of mice; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Pesticide use not in accordance with applicable laws; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – New Yee Li Restaurant, 6619 Fort Hamilton Pkwy. Cold food item held above 41º F; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Evidence of mice; Food contact surface not properly washed; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
Park Slope - 9:30 p.m. – The Disney Sing-Along.  Union Hall, 702 Union Street

Wiliamsburg – 11 p.m. – TributeNight.net presents: Four Horseman – J. Cole, Kanye, Drake & Kendrick.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue

Saturday
Brooklyn – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – MulchFest.  NYC Parks 
Williamsburg – 8:30 p.m. – Crawl Brooklyn: Williamsburg Pub Crawl.  Venues announced after ticket purchase.

Sunday
Park Slope – 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. – Spellbound Theatre: “A Book of Hours”.  Old Stone House, 336 third Avenue
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Bruce Springsteen for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Gowanus – 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Holiday Cocktail Class.  Parklife, 636 Degraw Street

Written by BKTicker

January 10th, 2020 at 9:56 am

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