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Friday, January 17

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy. High of 49 degrees.

Top Stories
• Details of Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy suggest he was murdered, says a pathologist.

• Attorneys general in 14 states, the District of Columbia and New York City are suing the Agriculture Department over food stamp rules.

• US troops were injured in an Iran missile attack last week, despite Pentagon initially saying there were no casualties.

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Rock & Roll Playhouse  Sun Jan 19th 12:30pm  Jazz for Kids.  $12  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg
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Brooklyn News
• The recent rise in hate crimes sparked a movement to educate Brooklyn students about Jewish History.

• A woman struck and killed in Brooklyn after kicking open MTA bus door while it was moving.

• Rafael Espinal dropped out of the Brooklyn Borough President race.

Politics
• The Senate voted to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and updated version of NAFTA.

• It also accepted the House’s articles of impeachment, making Trump the third president in history to go to impeachment trial.

Entertainment
• Demi Lovato was announced as the Super Bowl 2020 national anthem singer.

• Netflix is projected to spend more than $17 billion on content in 2020.

Buzzing Back

• In 1966 NBC Television green lights “The Monkees”.

• In 1922 TV actress Betty White is born in Oak Park, IL.  In 2010, at 88 years old, she became the oldest person to host this late night show.

Opinion
• The NY Post argues De Blasio’s sanctuary city policy is leaving NYC more dangerous by the day.

• The Daily News poses the risks of eliminating NY Regents diplomas concerning graduation standards.

In the Blogs
• Bushwick Daily highlights some good shows going on this weekend around the neighborhood.

• Early morning, a pedestrian was killed by a private sanitation truck in Bensonhurst.

Trending in New York
• #BlackSwan
• Eminem
• #BettyWhite
• #FridayFeeling
• Mac Miller

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (11-31) fell to the Phoenix Suns, 121 to 98.

• The Rangers (23-19-4) topped the Islanders (28-14-4), 3 to 2.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Saturday
• The Islanders face the Washington Capitals at 1 p.m.
• The Nets (18-22) play the Milwaukee Bucks at 6 p.m.
• The Knicks host the Philadelphia 76ers at MSG. Tip off is 7:30 p.m.
Sunday
• The Islanders take on the Carolina Hurricanes at 5 p.m.
• The Rangers host the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.

NFL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Tennessee Titans @ Kansas City Chiefs, 3:05 p.m.
Green Bay Packers @ San Francisco 49ers, 6:40 p.m.

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Winter Mythology: Stories Around the Campfire  Sun Jan 19th  6-7:30pm  Long winter nights have inspired countless tales for passing time and staying warm by the fire. Share in this ancient tradition, and even spin a yarn of your own!  Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, 85 So. Oxford St,  Fort Greene
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Real Estate
• The multinational real estate investment trust Prologis is buying a Sunset Park warehouse.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 19th 1-3pm. 296 Leonard Street, Williamsburg – Two family& store in perfect location!  1st floor is a commercial space, upstairs has 2 apts, each having 2 BRs, 1 bath & office space.  EIKs w/ SS appliances and dishwasher.  Unfinished basement w/ storage, massive 2 car garage.  $2.599M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Sale – 274A 9th Street, Park Slope - Brand new gut renovated multi family, brand new from roof to foundation. 5 BRs, 4.5 bath, kitchen w/ SS appliances, video intercom system w/ camera front & back.  $3.399M. Crifasi Real Estate.  718-782-4411

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,432 square-foot penthouse at 18 Lake Ave. for $695,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Williamsburg Airstream burger and soft serve truck Mister Dips is opening a permanent spot at the South Street Seaport.

• A new restaurant in Bed Stuy serves mostly vegetarian Mexican fare.

Restaurant ABC’s – Brownsville 
Grade A – Stumpy’s Spot, 777 Saratoga Ave. Evidence of mice; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade B – Forde’s Sports Bar, 85 Dumont Ave. Evidence of mice; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Karen Coffee Shop, 109 Belmont Ave. Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.

Events
Windsor Terrace – 9 a.m. – Active shooter response training. St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy, 241 Prospect Park West.

Greenpoint- 6 to 8 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Aladdin (2019). McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street

Saturday
Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Winter Zoo Wonderland.  Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue
Sunset Park – 12:30 p.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Madonna for Kids.  Industry City, 220 36th St #2A
Greenpoint – 2 to 6 p.m. – Beer, Bourbon & BBQ.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
Park Slope - 8 p.m. – A Drinking Game presents: Legally Blonde.  The Bell House, 149 7th Street

Sunday
• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Winter Zoo Wonderland.  Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: Jazz for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Fort Greene – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Winter Mythology: Stories Around the Campfire.  Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, 85 So. Oxford Street
• East Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Screen Actors Guild Awards Watch Party.  Syndicated Bar & Theatre, 40 Bogart Street

Written by BKTicker

January 17th, 2020 at 8:56 am

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