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Tuesday, January 21

Weather
• Mostly sunny, clear skies. High of 33 degrees.

Top Stories
• Thousands of gun-rights activists demonstrated at the Virginia Capitol in protest of firearm reforms.

• In the wake of his impeachment trial, Trump’s lawyers say the case is “rigged” and should be dismissed.

• NYC educators pushed for teacher diversity on the steps of City Hall.

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Friends of Transmitter Park Benefit Fundraiser. Tues Jan 21st 6-10pm.  Please help support our organization’s efforts in preserving and protecting Transmitter Park. Benefits will go towards programming, supplies and tools. The Diamond, 43 Franklin Street, Greenpoint
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Brooklyn News
• Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams accused new New Yorkers of “hijacking” apartments from longtime residents and demanded they “go back to Iowa.”

• The suspected murder victim found after one of three separate fires that occurred on the same day was identified as a noted philanthropist.

• Residents continue to be frustrated with the City’s inaction over an abandoned house in Brooklyn.

Politics
• Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang defends his frequent use of Asian stereotypes in jokes.

• And his opponent Michael Bloomberg shifts to support national paid sick leave, something he threatened to veto twice as NYC mayor.

Entertainment
• “The Price is Right” Music Week special features five days of performances by pop music favorites.

The author of “Cinderella Didn’t Live Happily Ever After” found that while more than half of Disney princes are happy, the same may not be true for princesses.

Buzzing Back

• In 1965, The Byrds recorded this song, which was produced by Terry Melcher, the son of this famous actress.

• In 1976 pop singer Emma Bunton is born in London.  She is one of the founding members of this all-girl group.

Opinion
• The NY Post says that profanity seen at the Women’s March proves protestors aren’t learning.

• In a piece for the Daily News in honor of Martin Luther King Day, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams explains why New Yorkers should make an effort to interact across racial and cultural divides.

In the Blogs
• The Hair Bar & Make Up Lounge just opened in Greenpoint.

• Brooklyn Based is letting you know bars and restaurants to check out this winter.

Trending in New York
#Davos2020
• #BidenIsCorrupt
• #TuesdayMotivation
• #MidnightMoscowMitch
• Good Tuesday

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (12-32) beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 106 to 86.

• The Nets (18-24) fell to the Philadelphia 76ers, 111 to 117.

• The Rangers (23-20-4) host the Islanders (28-15-5) at Madison Square Garden. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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

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CityFarm presents Brooklyn Podcast Festival  Jan 22nd – 26th  Featuring more than 15 podcasts over 5 days at various venues.  Click here for tickets, locations and show schedules.
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Real Estate
• Market values of NYC homes, apartments and commercial spaces are rising at their slowest rate in six years.

• For Sale – 1535 Independence Avenue Unit 1B, Dyker Heights – Rare 2 BR Garden Style co-op on first floor in move-in condition features fully renovated kitchen, hardwood floors, closets and storage galore, pet friendly with approval.  $399,900. Realtor.com. 

• For Sale – 6640 Sedgwick Place, Bay Ridge – Two family semi-detached hi=ome in move-in condition has 2 separate units – each having 2 BRs, 1 full bath, hardwood floors, EIK w/ SS appliances. Finished basement w laundry room, shared driveway.  $1.188M. Homes.com 929-252-0576

• Sold – East New York – A four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,016 square foot newly renovated home at 18 Folsom Pl. for $770,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Huawei CFO Meng arrived at a Canadian court, as her U.S. extradition trial kicked off.

• Instagram deleted the IGTV button because hardly anybody was using it.

Events
Prospect Park – 4 p.m. – Census 2020 Fair.  LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Drive

Greenpoint - 6 to 10 p.m. – Friends of Transmitter Park Benefit Fundraiser.  The Diamond Bar, 43 Franklin Street

Written by BKTicker

January 21st, 2020 at 9:05 am

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