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Monday, February 3

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 54 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Kansas City Chiefs rallied in a comeback to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.

• New York City is now investigating three possible cases of coronavirus as the U.S. now has 11 confirmed cases.

• A teen who jumped to his death from the Vessel in Hudson Yards was identified as a college freshman from New Jersey.

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Valentine’s Market  Sun Feb 9th 12pm Featuring carefully curated Valentine’s gifts for you and yours! Free! House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick.
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Brooklyn News
• A robber was caught on camera stealing a 12-year-old boy’s cellphone in Sheepshead Bay.

• East River State Park in north Brooklyn will be renamed to honor LGBTQ activist Marsha P. Johnson.

• Police are trying to identify two men who may have been involved in a subway assault in Brooklyn last month.

Politics
• Trump and Bloomberg aired dueling ads during the Super Bowl. Both spent $10 million for 60 seconds of air time.

• Democratic presidential candidates are campaigning to the final minute ahead of the Iowa caucus.

Entertainment
• Jennifer Lopez and Shakira delivered their greatest hits in a dazzling Super Bowl LIV halftime show performance.

Weekend Box Office
• Bad Boys for Life: $17 million
1917: $9 million
Dolittle: $7 million
Gretel & Hansel: $6 million
The Gentlemen: $6 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1959, this day was, for many, “the day the music died”, when Buddy HollyRitchie Valens and The Big Bopper were all killed. In 1971, singer Don McLean wrote this song to commemorate the day.

• In 1978, lawyer Amal Alamuddin is born in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2014, she married this Hollywood star.

Opinion
• USA Today says Bernie Sanders needs to explain why his presidential campaign needs a dark money group.

• The Post explains why Americans shouldn’t panic over the novel coronavirus.

In the Blogs
• A first-ever music exchange is coming to the Dobbin St event space later this month.

• The kosher coffee shop Chocolatte is opening on Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights.

Trending in New York
• #SuperBowl
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Scoreboard
• St. John’s (13-10) fell to Georgetown in a nail-biter, 73-72.

• The Knicks (14-36) head to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (21-27) host the Phoenix Suns at 7:30 p.m. Kyrie Irving has been diagnosed with a right knee sprain.

• The Rangers (25-21-4) welcome the Dallas Stars to MSG. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was named Super Bowl LIV MVP.

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Natural Perfume Blending Sat Feb 8th 1-4:30pm Examine the art of natural perfumery, explore perfume ingredients and formulation, and leave with two bottles of your own perfume. Pre-Registration Required. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave. – Room 125, Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
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Real Estate
• W&L Group landed $71 million to refinance its 23-story development project in Gravesend.

• For Sale – 425 84th Street, Bay Ridge – Two family brick Townhouse offers 5 BRs, 2 bath, open concept LR, DR & porch. 2nd flr has a balcony. Finished basement w/ 1/2 bath, laundry room & storage.  $1.299M. Homes.com. 

• For Sale – 112A McKibben Street, Williamsburg – Two family brick features 5 BRs, 2.5 bath, high-end upgrades. First floor has open floor plan and entrance to yard, 2nd flr has open floor plan. Basement is finished w/ washer dryer, bath.  $1.425M. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Homecrest – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800-square-foot co-op at 1855 East 12th Street for $260,000. Zillow.

Events
Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Herbs for the Winter Blues. Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Written by BKTicker

February 3rd, 2020 at 9:23 am

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