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Wednesday, February 5

Weather
• Cloudy with periods of rain. High of 43 degrees.

Top Stories
• On the eve of his likely acquittal in the impeachment trial, Trump promoted a “Great American Comeback” as he traded slights with Nancy Pelosi.

Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders are leading the pack after Iowa released partial results of its presidential caucus.

• A suspected novel coronavirus patient at Bellevue Hospital tested negative for the disease.

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Civic Engagement Series: Write for Democracy Fundraiser for You Can Vote! Thurs Feb 6th 7:30pm Tonight we raise funds for “You Can Vote” featuring readings, live performances and an open bar to raise funds. Read more about this event. Greenlight Book Store, 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn teen was fatally shot in the head outside a bodega in East New York.

• The Brooklyn DA will not charge two cops for a 2017 fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man.

• A local artist honored Kobe and Gianna Bryant with a mural just across the street from the Barclays Center.

Politics
• Bloomberg has doubled his TV ad spending to capitalize on the Iowa caucus chaos.

• The battle over bail reform is raging on in Albany, as uniformed officers joined Republicans to call for repeal.

Entertainment
• Disney+ has hit 28.6 million paid subscribers since its launch last year.

• Selena Gomez is launching new own beauty line called Rare Beauty.

Buzzing Back

• In 1962, Ringo Starr appeared live with The Beatles for the first time when he filled in for an ailing Pete Best.

• In 1987, actor Darren Criss is born in San Francisco. In 2019, he won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of this serial killer in this FX drama.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the Iowa caucus debacle shows why the state shouldn’t lead off the presidential sweepstakes.

• The Post says allowing more time for the no-bail law to work will result in more victims.

In the Blogs
• Protected bike lanes are coming to Franklin Street and Meeker Avenue in north Brooklyn.

• Here’s a preview for Greenpointers’s “Love Grows in Brooklyn” Valentine’s market.

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• #SOTU
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Scoreboard
• The Islanders (30-15-6) topped the Dallas Stars in overtime, 4-3.

• The Rangers (25-22-4) welcome the Toronto Maple Leafs to MSG at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (22-27) host the Golden State Warriors at 7:30 p.m.

• The Knicks parted ways with president Steve Mills, and are now considering candidates for top executive.

• Former Yankee Greg Bird has signed with the Texas Rangers after being cut.

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Brooklyn Flea *mini* Record Fair Sat Feb 8th & Sun Feb 9th 10am-6pm Held inside the Brooklyn Flea & Smorgasburg Winter market, including ten of our favorite vintage record dealers. 25 Kent Ave., Williamsburg.
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Real Estate
• The biggest January retail lease in Brooklyn was Fitness Factory Health Club in Fort Greene.

• For Sale - 1543 West 1st Street, Bensonhurst – Well-kept corner unit Condo features 2 BRs, 1 bath, high ceilings, plenty of windows w/ spectacular views.  Monthly maintenance includes heat & water.  $575,000. Homes.com. 833-252-8033

• For Rent - 8-3 Wyckoff Avenue, Unit 5C, Bushwick – 2 BR, 1 bath apt in amenity-rich building features unique layouts with industrial charm.  Central a/c, common roof deck w/epic city views, small pets allowed.  $3,046/month. Nooklyn.com 347-834-1688

• Sold – Bed-Stuy – A five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 3,402-square-foot house at 562 MacDonough Street for $1.565 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Macy’s is shuttering 125 stores, cutting thousands of corporate jobs and closing offices.

• Ford posted a $1.7 billion fourth-quarter loss and provided a weaker-than-expected 2020 forecast.

Events
• Flatbush – 11 a.m. – First Lady Chirlane McCray, Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot and ACS Commissioner David Hansell make announcement. Brightpoint Health, 1412 Church Ave.

Downtown – 11 a.m. – Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison announce results of a long-term investigation. 350 Jay St., 19th Fl.

Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – The History of Chocolate. Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Prospect Heights – 8:30 to 10 p.m. – Akenathen: Egypt’s Renegade Pharaoh. Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Written by BKTicker

February 5th, 2020 at 9:23 am

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