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Wednesday, January 15

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump’s impeachment trial could begin by next Tuesday.

• Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn withdrew his guilty plea, claiming prosecutors acted in bad faith.

• It’s official: The greatest “Jeopardy!” contestant of all time is Ken Jennings.

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Brooklyn News
• An East Flatbush teen playing with firecrackers lost two fingers during a fireworks explosion.

• The NYPD pulled a dead body from the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge last night.

• A Brooklyn woman who allegedly assaulted three Jewish women had her charges upgraded to felony hate crime.

Politics
• Elizabeth Warren appeared to snub Bernie Sanders’ post-debate handshake as the tension between them rises.

• The little-known Serve America Movement (SAM) party is suing the state over changes that could boot minor parties from the ballot.

Entertainment
• Popular Netflix show “You” has been renewed for a third season.

• Prince Harry can “have it his way” after Burger King offered the royal a job as he seeks financial independence.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972, this song by Don McLean hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

• In 1981, rapper Pitbull is born in Miami. This 2013 hit song topped the Billboard Hot 100 list for three consecutive weeks.

Opinion
• Former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman writes in the Daily News that New York should commit to making bail reform work.

• The Post agrees with AOC that the LaGuardia AirTrain is a worthless white elephant.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn Legal Services has named a new project director with 20 years of experience.

• Community members are still asking for help to find a missing Brooklyn Tech student.

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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (11-30) fell to the Milwaukee Bucks, 128-102.

• The Nets (18-21) lost to the Utah Jazz, 118-107. They head to Philadelphia to face the 76ers at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (28-13-4) thrashed the Detroit Red Wings, 8-2.

• St. John’s (12-5) visits Providence for an 8:30 p.m. matchup.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (7-8) hosts LIU Brooklyn (7-9) at 7 p.m.

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Real Estate
• A new study from the Citizens Budget Commission named NYC as the 8th most affordable big city in America.

• For Sale – 17 East 17th Street #B5, Prospect Park South – Newly renovated, pet friendly 2 BR condo offering in-unit laundry, common roof deck, open living and dining area, oak floors, high-grade appliances.  Close to all.  $585,000. Homes.com 646-569-9479

• For Rent – 872 Lafayette Avenue #3, Bed-Stuy - Spacious 3 BR on Historic brownstone street close to all entertainment, restaurants and shops.  Newly renovated, hardwood floors and SS appliances.  $2,499/month. Blue Egg Realty. 347-464-9484

• Sold – Marine Park – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,890-square-foot house at 2169 East 35th Street for $723,000. Zillow.

Business News
• MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay casinos are being sold for $4.6 billion.

• Tiffany & Co. is temporarily moving its flagship location around the corner while renovating its current store.

Events
• Downtown – 8:45 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams attends Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Small Business town hall. NYU Tandon, 6 MetroTech Center.

Written by BKTicker

January 15th, 2020 at 9:55 am

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