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Friday, February 7

Weather
• Cloudy and windy with showers in the morning. High of 57 degrees.

Top Stories
• A U.S. counterterrorism operation killed Qasim al-Raymi, leader of al Qaeda in Yemen.

• NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth after record-setting stay in space.

• The Chinese doctor in Wuhan who sounded the alarm on the novel coronavirus, 34, died from the disease.

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Teen Night: Windows of the Soul  Fri Feb 7th 5-7:30pm  This month, get inspired by themes in JR: Chronicles and explore photography, street art, and urban activism. Free and open to all teens 14+.  Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Prospect Heights
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Brooklyn News
• The MTA announced plans to reopen a pair of long-shuttered entrances at Nostrand Avenue subway station.

• Federal immigration agents shot a man in the face in Gravesend during a bust that turned into a wild street brawl.

• K-Pop group BTS teamed up with British sculptor Antony Gormley for a massive art installation in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Politics
• The Department of Homeland Security is barring New Yorkers from a program that expedites access through airport security in response to the state’s new “Green Light Law.”

• Mayor De Blasio unveiled his administration’s priorities for 2020 in his seventh State of the City address.

Entertainment
• Pearl Jam is set to play a special SiriusXM concert at The Apollo next month.

• David Letterman is claiming that Quentin Tarantino once threatened to kill himover the phone.

Buzzing Back

• In 1964 The Beatles arrive in New York!  Two days later, they appeared on this television show.

• In 1965 comedian Chris Rock is born in Andrews, SC.  He created and narrated this 2005 TV series, which is based on his youth.

Opinion
• The NY Post says De Blasio got it mostly right when it comes to property-tax reform.

• In the wake of his death, CNN spotlights Kirk Douglas’s political courage.

In the Blogs
• The city’s 3-K for All program expands to Greenpoint and Williamsburg.

• Brooklyn Based put together 10 culture essentials for Brooklynites in February.

Trending in New York
• #FallonAsksBTS
• #FridayFeeling
• #snowday
• Bayonne
• James Woods

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (16-36) topped the Orlando Magic, 105 to 103.

• The Islanders (31-15-6) beat the Los Angeles Kings, 5 to 3.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers (26-22-4) host the Buffalo Sabres at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• St. John’s Red Storm takes on the Creighton Bluejays at 6 p.m.
• The Knicks play the Detroit Pistons at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders come up against the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7 p.m.
• The Nets (23-27) head to Toronto to face the Raptors at 7:30 p.m.

• UFC Main Card 247 at Houston’s Toyota Center starts at 10 p.m. The main event is Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes.

Sunday
• The Knicks are off to Atlanta to play the Hawks at 6 p.m.
• The Rangers host the Los Angeles Kings at MSG. Puck drops at 6 p.m.

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Nature, Design and How You Can Save the World  Sat Feb 8th 2-4pm  An interactive design workshop where you’ll learn about the incredible abilities of animals and plants, and use their genius to inspire a product of your own.  $25  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights.
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Real Estate
• Seven Brooklyn neighborhoods are among the top ten in NYC where sellers have the upper hand.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 9th 12-2pm. 112A McKibben Street, Williamsburg- Two family brick features 5 BRs, 2.5 bath, hardwood floors, 2 car garage on private driveway.  2nd floor offers open concept living.  Full finished basement, washer/dryer, beautiful outdoor pavers.  $1.425M. O’Kane Realty. 917-376-8780 

OPEN HOUSE- Sun Feb 9th 2:30-4pm. 483 Humboldt Street, Greenpoint - Two family home on 4 levels – lower duplex is a 2 BR, 2 bath unit; upper duplex is a 3 BR, 2 bath unit.  Two full kitchens great storage space, access to large beautiful yard.  Attic can be used as a family room or office.  $1.395M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

• Sold – Coney Island – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 700 square-foot apartment at 2928 W. 5th St. for $275,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Randolph Beer, a local chain of popular brewpubs, is expanding into a giant space on the waterfront in north Williamsburg.

• The city’s first cocktail ‘brewery’ Wandering Barman is also coming to Williamsburg.

Restaurant ABC’s – Bushwick
Grade A – Petra, 523 Evergreen Ave. Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Food contact surface not properly maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Caffeine Underground, 447 Central Ave. Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Evidence of mice or live mice present; Evidence of rats or live rats present; Pesticide use not in accordance with label or applicable laws; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Santa Ana Restaurant, 187 Irving Ave. Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Food contact surface improperly constructed or located; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Pesticide use not in accordance with label or applicable laws; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
Prospect Heights – 5 to 7:30 p.m. – Teen Night: Windows of the Soul.  Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy.

Saturday
Williamsburg - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Brooklyn Flea *mini* Record Fair.  25 Kent Avenue
• Bensonhurst - 12:30 p.m. – Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis presented with a sandwich named for her at Lioni’s Heroes. 7803 15th Ave.
• Sunset Park - 12:30 p.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse for Kids: The Music of Bob Marley.  Industry City, 220 36th Street #2A
• Greenpoint – 1 p.m. & 6 p.m. – Brooklyn Wine Festival: Tastings, Food & Music.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 1 to 4:30 p.m. – Natural Perfume Blending. Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 990 Washington Avenue, Room 125
Prospect Heights – 2 to 4 p.m. – Nature, Design & How You Can Save the World.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue
 Williamsburg – 3:30 to 5 p.m. – Dr. Nan’s Healthy Hedonism. Shag, 108 Roebling St.

Sunday
• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar Zoo Year – Year of the Rat.  Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue
• Williamsburg – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Brooklyn Flea *mini* Record Fair.  25 Kent Avenue
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of the Grateful Dead for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Williamsburg – Noon – Valentine’s Market.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue
Park Slope – Noon to 4 p.m. – Community Baking Day with Brick Oven Brooklyn.  Old Stone House, 336 Third Avenue
Greenpoint – 1 to 7 p.m. – Love Grows in Brooklyn Valentine’s Day Market.  Greenpoint Loft, 67 West Street
Flatbush – 3 p.m. – Romeo & Juliet.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue
Marine Park – 6 – 7:30 p.m. – It’s Just a Phase: NYC Parks’ urban park rangers invite you to gaze at the February “snow moon.” Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center.
Gowanus – 6:30 Pre-Show; 8pm Awards Show – Academy Awards Party.  Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett Street

Written by BKTicker

February 7th, 2020 at 9:00 am

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