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Wednesday, January 22

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 39 degrees.

Top Stories
• Republicans blocked subpoenas for new evidence and witnesses as the start of the Senate impeachment trial ran past midnight.

• A Washington state resident is the first person in the United States to catch the deadly Coronavirus from China.

• The Supreme Court refused to consider a fast-track review of a lawsuit threatening Obamacare.

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Piano From Lucas Debargue Wed Jan 22nd 7pm Lucas Debargue will be performing a collection of original pieces that capture his signature sound. $25. National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St., Williamsburg.
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Brooklyn News
• An 11-year-old girl was killed, and a firefighter was seriously injured, during an overnight fire that destroyed a home in Midwood.

• A new speed limit has been imposed on two dangerous Brooklyn roadways.

• The city’s police union shared video of an out-of-service train fully covered in graffiti in Kensington.

Politics
• Jimmy Van Bramer has exited the special election for Queens borough president.

• In his budget address, Cuomo announced plans to overhaul Medicaid and cut local funds to face a $6.1 billion deficit.

Entertainment
• Alicia Keys has announced her first tour in seven years, and released a date for her new album.

• Harvey Weinstein’s 11th-hour bid to move the trial out of New York City was denied.

Buzzing Back

• In 1981, the final portrait of John and Yoko is on the cover of Rolling Stone.

• In 1968, chef Guy Fieri is born in Columbus, OH. He became known for driving his red Camaro across America for his television show.

Opinion
• Mara Gay writes in the Times that Hillary Clinton shouldn’t disparage Democratic candidates and disrupt party unity.

• The Post says Eric Adams’s comments show why he is unfit to be mayor.

In the Blogs
• Rafael Espinal’s exit from the Brooklyn borough president race has implications for the rest of the field.

Kimchee Market on Greenpoint Avenue is closing for renovations and will reopen next month.

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Scoreboard
• The Islanders (29-15-5) topped the Rangers (23-21-4) at MSG, 4-2.

• St. John’s (12-8) fell to Marquette, 82-68.

• The Knicks (12-32) host LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers at 7:30 p.m.

• Derek Jeter is heading to the Hall of Fame, but fell one vote shy of being a unanimous choice.

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Bad Romance Live Show: Love Actually Thurs Jan 23rd 10pm The hosts of Bad Romance bring their brand of playful but incisive criticism to the rom-com classic “Love Actually.” Tickets. Union Hall, 702 Union St., Park Slope.
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Real Estate
• A tony townhouse in Brooklyn Heights was the priciest residential deal to go into contract last week.

• For Sale – 137 Beadel Street, Greenpoint – Two family brick on 3 levels.  1st unit is a 2 BR, 1 bath apt. 2nd unit has 3 BRs, 1 bath.  Full basement w/ 1/2 bath.  $1.1M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Rent – East New York/City Line - Updated apt features LR/DR combo, EIK, 3 BRs with closet space, 1 full bath. Hardwood flooring throughout, heat and water included.  $2,400/month. Carollo Rentals  718-366-6636 

• Sold – Canarsie – A seven-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,760-square-foot house at 589 East 81st Street for $828,653. Zillow.

Business News
• Netflix added more paying subscribers than Wall Street expected as they face competition from Disney Plus.

• Fairway is planning to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and close all of its stores.

Events
• Flatbush – 12:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams delivers inaugural “State of the People” address. Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Ave.

East Williamsburg – 1 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams attends ribbon-cutting for new restaurant Aura Cocina, and premiere of movie “Que Leones.” 315 Meserole St.

Downtown – 3 p.m. – Borough President Adams hosts Peace Week 2020 10th anniversary ceremony. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Williamsburg - 7 p.m. – Piano from Lucas Debargue. National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St.

Written by BKTicker

January 22nd, 2020 at 9:06 am

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