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Thursday, February 13

• Rain in the morning with a high of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• China saw a huge one-day spike – 15,000 new cases and 242 reported deaths – related to coronavirus.

• The Senate majority leader wants to roll back bail reforms, but the Assemblywon’t budge. Meanwhile, a transit crook with 138 arrests can’t be jailed.

• The head of the Iowa Democratic Party has resigned in the wake of the caucus debacle.

Story Time: Consent (for Kids!)  Sun Feb 16th 11:30am Little ones learn about boundaries and what to do if someone makes you feel uncomfortable. Ages 3–8. Greenlight, 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens

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Brooklyn News
• A hammer-wielding thug attacked a woman in Bushwick for her purse.

• A ticked-off Brooklyn bus rider attacked a driver with a padlock after he was left behind at a stop.

• With a statewide plastic bag ban set to go into effect in just a couple of weeks, the city took to the streets of Williamsburg to hand out reusable bags.

• Borough President Eric Adams predicts the 2021 mayoral race is going to be a dirty campaign.

• A hero shop in Bensonhurst created a sandwich in honor of AssemblywomanNicole Malliotakis.

• Charlotte Gainsbourg has been plastering Greenwich Village with posters looking for her missing cat. For some reason, they include her glamour shot.

• Constance Wu admitted on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” that she has yet to watch her starring role in Hustlers.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972, Led Zeppelin is forced to cancel a concert in Singapore when officials won’t let them off the plane because of their long hair.

• In 1944, movie actress Stockard Channing is born in New York City. She played a memorable role as Rizzo in this 1978 movie.

• A writer for Slate says Amy Klobuchar saved her presidential aspirations with a deceptive attack on her opponents.

• The Brooklyn Downtown Star writes that ultimately the March 1st ban on plastic bags will be a good thing, even if there is an adjustment period.

In the Blogs
• A free indoor skatepark hosted by Vans has opened its doors in Bushwick.

• Phil Collins Day – yes, you read that right, Phil Collins Day – returns to Greenpoint on Saturday.

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• The Knicks (17-38) fell to the Wizards, 114-96.

• The Nets (25-28) topped the Raptors, 101-91.

• St. John’s (14-11) beat Providence, 80-69.

• The Rangers (28-23-4) head to Minnesota for a matchup with the Wild. Puck drops at 8 p.m.

• The Islanders (33-16-6) are in Music City for an 8 p.m. contest with the Predators.

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Are You That Somebody?  Fri Feb 14th 6-9pm  An interactive night of games including People Bingo, Tinder IRL and The Ex-Files. Singles and couples welcome. RSVP  Parklife, 636 Degraw Street, Gowanus

Real Estate
• Find out why Downtown and Prospect Lefferts Gardens made Curbed’s list of the best neighborhoods to call home.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 16th 1-2:30pm. 296 Leonard Street, Williamsburg- Two family home and store. 1st flr is commercial space, two 2 BR/1B apts upstairs. $2.599M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Sale – 320 57th Street #5A, Sunset Park – Top floor cond with 4 BRs, 1 3/4 bath, EIK w/ open floor plan to living area. Modern SS appliances, quartz countertops, central a/c & heat. $760,000 718-690-3900 

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,800-square-foot duplex at 556 Clinton Street in Carroll Gardens for $875,000.

Style & Fashion
• Augmented reality is going to completely change how you update your wardrobe.

• Here’s the best trends for 2020 spotted so far at New York Fashion Week.

Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Cooking With What You Have. Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Prospect Heights - 7 p.m. – The Lumineers. Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

• Downtown – 7 p.m. – Nonprofit Security Grant Workshop. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Bedford-Stuyvesant - 7 p.m. – Remembering: A Tribute to American Jazz Legends. Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 212 Tompkins Ave.

Prospect Lefferts Gardens - 7 to 9 p.m. – Seasonal Skies: Winter Stars & Star Clusters. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave., Room 236

Park Slope – 7:30 p.m. – Screening of Casablanca. Nitehawk Cinema, 188 Prospect Park West

Boerum Hill – 7:30 p.m. – Pop-Up Magazine. Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave.

Williamsburg – 8 .m. – 808s & Heartbreak: The Entire Kanye West Album. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

Written by BKTicker

February 13th, 2020 at 9:29 am

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