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Tuesday, October 13

Weather
• Showers continuing into the afternoon. High of 66 degrees.

Top Stories
• Senate Republicans and Democrats clashed during the first day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

• Governor Cuomo unveiled a new statue of Mother Cabrini during New York’s virtual Columbus Day Parade.

• New York City’s nearly 100-year-old Roosevelt Hotel is closing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Brooklyn News
• Cops are investigating the mysterious death of a woman found unconscious on a bench outside a building in Coney Island.

• Activists are on high alert after officers appearing to be with immigration enforcement or the NYPD tried to raid two Brooklyn apartments last week.

• Heshy Tischler was arrested for inciting a riot, but a Twitter “fan account” with his name told supporters to gather outside a Brooklyn reporter’s home.

Politics
• Landlords, apartment owners and housing industry groups have waged a legal war against the federal moratorium on evictions.

• Lawmakers have been discussing second $1,200 stimulus checks for 5 months now. This is where negotiations stand at this point.

Entertainment
• Run the Jewels rapper Killer Mike launched an online banking service that aims to help consumers to support Black-owned banks and businesses.

• Matthew McConaughey reunited with the “Dazed and Confused” cast for an event to promote voting awareness.

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The Age of Witch Hunts Tues Oct 13th 7:30-9pm. With Halloween just around the corner, this talk will focus on one of humanity’s oldest fears: witches. But this time, it’s the witches who have a reason to be afraid. Presented by Brooklyn Brainery  $6
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Buzzing Back

• In 1970 Janis Joplin’s ashes are scattered off the coast of California.

• In 2001 TV actor Caleb McLaughlin is born in Carmel Heights, NY.  He began his acting career as Young Simba in this Broadway hit musical.

Opinion
• A contributor to the Times says Americans shouldn’t be so sure that Amy Coney Barrett would overturn Roe v. Wade if appointed to the Supreme Court.

• Lawrence Torcello argues in the Daily News that associating Italian-Americans with Columbus is a form of cultural erasure.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn Community Board 1 will hold its October public meeting and board hearing this week, discussing fiscal year 2022 budget priorities.

• Council Member Antonio Reynoso has gained several big endorsements over the past few weeks in his bid for Brooklyn Borough President.

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Scoreboard
• The New Orleans Saints topped the L.A. Chargers 30 to 27 in overtime for Monday Night Football.

• Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan has died at age 77.

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Real Estate
• Construction continues on an enormous and long-in-the-works block-long development in Dumbo.

• For Sale – 80A Aberdeen Street, Bushwick – Two family home 6 BRs, 2 bath total. Unfinished full basement w/ outside entrance from backyard. $960,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

• Sold – Flatbush – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 775 square foot apartment at 657 E 26th St. for $310,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Meet the Idaho potato worker who sent Fleetwood Mac sales soaring with a video on TikTok.

• Facebook announced it will finally remove “any content that denies or distortsthe Holocaust.”

Events
• 7 p.m.  - Name That Tune with The American Pops Orchestra.  Donate here.  Presented by Queensborough Performing Arts Center.

Written by BKTicker

October 13th, 2020 at 10:11 am

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