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Morning Buzz: Gowanus residents make demands ahead of rezone, Sanders & Buttigieg in virtual tie in Iowa

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Thursday, February 6

Weather
• Periods of rain throughout the day with a high of 46.

Top Stories
• Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg are in a virtual tie in Iowa with 97 percent of the precincts reporting.

• Tenants in New York City will no longer be forced to pay a broker’s fee when renting an apartment.

• Steve Cohen backed out of a deal to buy the New York Mets after the Wilpons balked at giving up control after five years.

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Romeo & Juliet  Sun Feb 9th 3pm  The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa will bring Romeo and Juliet to Brooklyn! Tickets Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
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Brooklyn News
• Gowanus residents are making several demands of the city ahead of a plan to rezone the neighborhood.

• A Brooklyn teen was shot dead in East New York while he rapped on FacebookLive.

• Grimaldi’s pizzeria in Coney Island will shut down for failing to pay taxes.

Politics
• As disgraced former pol Hiram Monserrate looks to take a Queens Assembly seat, Albany Democrats are pushing a bill to prevent it.

• The only GOP pol left in Queens is helping two Dems – Councilman Donovan Richards and Borough President Eric Adams – get elected.

Entertainment
• Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas, best know for his lead role in Spartacus, is dead. He was 103 years old.

• State Farm accuses Shannon Doherty of using her cancer diagnosis to get a big insurance payout to repair he California home.

Buzzing Back

• In 1965, The Righteous Brothers led the US hit parade with this song.

• In 1911, Ronald Reagan was born in Tampico, Illinois. In 1964, he gave a speech for this presidential contender, jump-starting his political career.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate says Pete Buttigieg’s success in Iowa is a recipe for how he could defeat President Donald Trump in November.

• The COO of an area drug treatment facility writes in the Brooklyn Downtown Star that more than fetanyl, we need to worry about a rise in meth use.

In the Blogs
• A new 50-foot-high art installation was revealed at Domino Park on Monday.

• Members of a violent Bushwick gang pleaded guilty to a gruesome murder that included torture

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Scoreboard
• The Nets (23-27) topped the Warriors, 129-88.

• The Rangers (26-22-4) bested the Maple Leafs, 5-3.

• The Knicks (15-36) host the Magic at MSG. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (30-15-6) welcome the Kings to Barclays Center. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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Love Grows in Brooklyn Valentine’s Day Market  Sun Feb 9th 1-7pm  A day full of free, fun activities, live music and shopping. Greenpoint Loft, 67 West Street, Greenpoint
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Real Estate
• Can you just lock out your problem tenants? A local realtor shares how to take back your rental property.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 9th 3-4:30pm (By Appt Only) 296 Leonard Street, Williamsburg - Two family home and first-floor store. 2 apts upstairs, each having 2 Bs, 1 bath. $2.599M. Capri Jet Realty 347-450-3577 

• For Sale – 1573 E. 21st Street, Midwood – Three story house consists of 3 BRs, full bath.  3rd flr has 2 BRs, full bath. Basement also has 2 BRs, full bath. $1.2M. Homes.com 646-741-3893

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 885-square-foot apartment at 764 Bergen Street in Crown Heights for $885,000.

Style & Fashion
• Serena Williams just launched a limited edition travel collection with Away.

• Some of Pornhub’s biggest star will walk in Fashion Week for the first time, donning clothes from the newest collection from a pair of Berlin designers.

Events
• Brownsville - 6:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams hosts town hall on bail reform. Van Dyke Community Center, 392 Blake Ave.

• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 7:30 p.m. – Civic Engagement Series: Writing for Democracy Fundraiser for You Can Vote! Greenlight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Ave.

• Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Jazz is Phish. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

Williamsburg – 10 p.m. – Dirty Thursday: 90s Night. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

Written by BKTicker

February 6th, 2020 at 8:54 am

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