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Friday, October 9

Weather
• Sunny skies with a high of 69 degrees.

Top Stories
• Thirteen members of an anti-government group bent on igniting a civil war are charged in a plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

• So-called “blue flight” retirements are thinning NYPD ranks to levels not seen bythe force in nearly a decade.

• Tory Lanez has been charged with assault for allegedly shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the feet while at a party in Hollywood Hills.

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Brooklyn News
• The Diocese of Brooklyn sued Governor Cuomo for allegedly violating its First Amendment rights by limiting capacity at churches in Brooklyn and Queens.

• Mayor de Blasio called for immediate consequences in the assault of a reporter who was covering a second night of protests in Borough Park.

• The NYC Department of Investigation will probe into the printing mishap that caused thousands of flawed absentee ballots to be sent to Brooklyn voters.

Politics
• The state Board of Elections confirmed early voting sites in Brooklyn and Queens will open on Oct. 24, as scheduled, even if they are currently closed.

• The status of the second presidential debate was cast into doubt, with Trumpobjecting to a virtual format.

Entertainment
• Poet Louise Glück has become the first American woman to win the Nobel prize for literature in 27 years.

• Carlos Santana is paying tribute to his Latin heritage with his new cannabisbrand Mirayo by Santana.

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Brooklyn Flea. Every Saturday 10am to 5 pm. Vintage items, jewelry, clothing and more! Strict guidelines in effect. Manhattan Bridge Archway, 80 Pearl Street, Dumbo
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Buzzing Back

• In 1961 this song by Ray Charles becomes his 2nd tune to top the Billboard Pop Chart. The song has been ranked #377 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

• In 1940 rock singer John Lennon is born in England.  During his lifetime he became one of the most influential songwriters in history, and was a symbol of the counterculture of the time.

Opinion
• A contributor to the Daily News says de Blasio and Cuomo are to blame for anger in ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods.

• USA Today has suggestions for how colleges can “do right” by students amid COVID-19.

In the Blogs
• The full program has been released for the 13th annual Bushwick Film Festivallater this month.

• This spontaneous street band saved the summer in Prospect Park.

Trending in New York
• Monty
• #Supernatural
• Titans
• Chad Green
• Mel Gibson

Scoreboard
• The Yankees tied up their series with the Tampa Bay Rays with a 5 to 1 win. They take on the Rays in Game 5 tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Bears topped the Buccaneers 20 to 19 for the Thursday Night Football matchup.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Lakers (leading 3-1) look to take the title against the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at 9 p.m.
Saturday
• UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen. Main Card starts at 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Jets (0-4) host the Arizona Cardinals at 1 p.m.
• The Giants (0-4) face the Dallas Cowboys at 4:25 p.m.

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Real Estate
OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 10th 11am-1pm – 311 83rd Street, Bayridge - Three family semi detached brick home w/ private driveway & attached garage.  3 BRs, 3 bath, beautifully landscaped front garden, covered terrace. Close to all.  $1.1M. Zillow.com 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 11th 1:30-3pm – 27 Sutton Street, Greenpoint - Charming 2 family home w/ backyard and walking distance to McCarren & McGolrick Parks. 5 BRs, 3 bath total. Kitchen w/ SS appliances, washer dryer, utility room.  $1.789M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

• Sold – Flatbush – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 775 square foot apartment at 657 E 26th St. for $315,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Greenpoint pop-up Edith’s, which has been serving bagel sandwiches from inside neighborhood pizzeria Paulie Gee’s, has now been extended indefinitely.

• Brooklynites can now get a taste of Guyana favorite German’s Soup at therestaurant’s new location in Crown Heights.

Restaurant ABC’s – Clinton Hill
Grade A – The Social Butterfly, 857 Atlantic Ave. Evidence of mice; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade B – Mega Bites, 245 Dekalb Ave. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Live roaches present; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Buka, 946 Fulton St. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
• No Events of Note

Saturday
Dumbo – 10 a.m. to 5p.m. – Brooklyn Flea.  Manhattan Bridge Archway, 80 Pearl Street
9 p.m. – Led Zepagain: Online Concert.  The “World’s Greatest Tribute” to Led Zeppelin – performing Led Zeppelin II in it’s entirety.  $15

Sunday
• 7 p.m.Special Event – Gunnar & Matthew Nelson – the twin sons of singer Ricky Nelson and the grandsons of Ozzie & Harriet Nelson share laughs, music & memories.  Tickets.  Presented by Queensborough Performing Arts Center

Written by BKTicker

October 9th, 2020 at 8:39 am

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