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Wednesday, October 14

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 71 degrees.

Top Stories
• Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett steered clear of questions on abortion, health care and the election in the confirmation hearing.

• The Supreme Court granted the Trump administration’s request to stop the 2020 Census count before the end of October.

• Governor Cuomo’s new book about his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic is now out in stores.

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Brooklyn News
• A 38-year-old man was fatally shot as he sat in his car by a gun-wielding attacker in Williamsburg.

The NYPD rescued an injured hawk that was stranded in Brighton Beach.

• A Ruth Bader Ginsburg statue is coming to Brooklyn next year during Women’s History Month.

Politics
• Mayoral candidates participated in their first virtual forum and answered questions on policing, real estate and economic recovery.

• NYPD’s Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo has resigned over a rift with the mayor.

Entertainment
• The sequel to Eddie Murphy’s “Coming to America” has moved from Paramount to Amazon.

• “Two and a Half Men” star Conchata Ferrell has died at the age of 77.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1994, “Pulp Fiction” opens in theaters. The movie was made for less than $10 million, but brings in more than $100 million at the box office.

• In 1927, actor Roger Moore is born in London. He replaced this actor in 1973 and became this British Secret Service Agent.

Opinion
• S.E. Cupp writes in the Daily News that Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination may well supercharge Democratic turnout in the election.

• USA Today urges government leaders not to inject politics into vaccine policy.

In the Blogs
• The long-awaited Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center is opening next week.

• Acme Smoked Fish has launched a new online store with coast-to-coast shipping.

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Scoreboard
• The Tennessee Titans topped the Buffalo Bills, 42-16, in a Tuesday Night Football matchup.

• The Jets have released disgruntled running back Le’Veon Bell.

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner apologized to fans, and indicated that both Aaron Boone and Brian Cashman will return.

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Real Estate
• Industrial leasing is surging in New York City even as other sector flounder.

• For Sale – 8502 Ft. Hamilton Pkwy #2G, Bay Ridge - Renovated 2 BR condo has 1 bath, kitchen w/ granite countertops, SS appliances, dishwasher, abundant closets, live-in super, camera security, card operated laundry.  $489,000. Homes.com. 347-943-8446

• Sold – Flatbush – An eight-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,400-square-foot house at 260 Westminster Road for $1.7 million. Zillow.

Business News
• IKEA customers can now sell items back to the furniture retailer for resale as secondhand.

• AMC warned investors that it could run out of cash this year.

Events
• Bushwick – 8:30 a.m. – Assemblywoman Maritza Davila, local parents speak on need for accountability, rapid testing. PS 116, 515 Knickerbocker Ave.

Downtown – 10:30 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams to go on “back-to-work” subway ride with business leaders to show that the train system is safe. Borough Hall station, 209 Joralemon St.

Noon – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, advocates call for actions and initiatives to combat rise of violence against trans community. Facebook Live.

Downtown – Noon – Police Commissioner Dermot Shea attends Eastern District of New York announcement on federal strategies to address gun violence. 271-A Cadman Plaza East, fifth floor.

2 p.m. – Public Advocate Williams performs in “The King Lear Project” with Theater of War Productions. Livestream here.

Gowanus – 8 to 10 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Edward Scissorhands. Parklife, 636 Degraw St.

Written by BKTicker

October 14th, 2020 at 8:47 am

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