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Thursday, October 15

• Sunny with a high of 74.

Top Stories
• Mayor Bill de Blasio disputes claims that a rift led the NYPD’s chief of patrol to retire.

• Flight crews reported a man flying in a jet pack over Los Angeles for the second time.

• Dr. Anthony Fauci predicts that a coronavirus vaccine could be widely availableby April.

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Brooklyn News
• A vigil was held for Clara Kang, the nurse from Long Island City who was killed while biking home from NYU Langone.

• Demonstrators in Brooklyn honored George Floyd on what would have been his 47th birthday yesterday.

• Brooklyn Assemblywoman Diana Richardson went on a social media video tirade after 2017 criminal charges she beat her son were rehashed in the press.

• Congressman Max Rose defended his vote to impeach Donald Trump during a debate with Nicole Malliotakis.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo is threatening to withhold state funds from cities – including the five boroughs – if social distancing guidelines aren’t enforced.

• NBC is facing serious backlash for booking a Trump town hall that will air the same time Joe Biden is appearing on ABC.

• Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 hit “Dreams” made it back to No. 2 on the Billboard charts thanks to a viral TikTok video.

Town Square’s Pumpkin Day. Sat Oct 17th Staggered times from 11am to 2pm – Pick your own pumpkin, enjoy arts & crafts. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Greenpoint Terminal Market, 2 Noble St., Greenpoint

Buzzing Back

• In 1995, Paul and Linda McCartney are the guest voices on Fox-TV’s The Simpsons in an episode called “Lisa the Vegetarian.”

• In 1992, actor Vincent Martella is born in Rochester, New York. He played the best friend to Chris on this 2005 CW series.

• A writer for Slate argues that the Post’s controversial “scoop” on Hunter Biden involves some shady behavior by a laptop repairman.

• An NYIT professor writes in the Greenpoint Star that just because we have a vaccine doesn’t mean the pandemic is over.

In the Blogs
• Greenpoint’s popular Acme Smoked Fish is starting an online store.

• A man was shot in East Williamsburg while sitting in his car on BushwickAvenue.

Trending in New York

• In the MLB playoffs, the Dodgers crushed the Braves, 15-3. The Braves have a 2-1 lead in the series with Game Four tonight at 8:08 p.m.

• The Astros topped the Rays, 5-3, to avoid elimination. The Rays lead the series, 3-1, with Game Five today at 5:07 p.m.

• The Thursday Night Football matchup between the Chiefs and Bills has been moved to Monday because of positive COVID-19 tests.

• John Jastremski of WFAN writes in his weekly column for the Greenpoint Star that the Yankees are good, but they’re not good enough.

• The Islanders put the final beam in place on their new home arena at Belmont.

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Real Estate
• New Yorkers fleeing the coronavirus are fueling a real estate boom in Maine.

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• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath 1,650-square-foot single-family home at 440 67th Street in Bay Ridge for $700,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s the best luxury watches for the fall 2020.

• Vintage Stock Reserve is giving old clothes new life on TikTok.

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October 16th, 2020 at 9:14 am

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