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Friday, October 16

• Showers and cloudy skies with a high of 61 degrees.

Top Stories
• As 21 states hit their peak 7-day average of new COVID-19 cases this week, these three U.S. counties are the last to avoid the virus altogether.

• Police arrested a man seen attempting to scale the New York Times building in Midtown Manhattan.

•  According to a new City Council analysis of DOE data, majority Black and Latino public schools saw lower remote learning attendance last spring.

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Brooklyn News
• Climate activists chained themselves inside an excavation site in East Williamsburg where National Grid is installing a high pressure gas pipeline.

• The Brooklyn Diocese continued its fight in federal court to get churches in Brooklyn and Queens red zones reopened.

• Governor Cuomo has appointed a special commission to oversee the creation of a statue in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsberg in Brooklyn.

• Joe Biden revealed his campaign raised a record-breaking $383 million in September, its second straight historic monthly fundraising haul

• New York court officials are reviewing recent cases handled by a State Supreme Court judge forced to retire due to early onset Alzheimer’s.

• Showtime announced it will revive “Dexter” for a 10-episode limited series.

• Ice Cube is defending his decision to work with President Donald Trump on a “Platinum Plan” for the Black community.

Roller Skating, Biking + Boating. Oct 13th – Nov 1st Enjoy the beautiful Fall weather with a skate, a row or a bike ride in Prospect Park.  Admission, Rentals Fees & Hours.  LeFrak Center @ Lakeside, Prospect Park

Buzzing Back

• In 1957 this song by Sam Cooke is released and will become his biggest hit, topping the charts and selling more than 2.5 million copies.

• In 1962 bassist Flea is born in Melbourne, Australia.  He has been in this band since 1983, and is considered one of the greatest bassists of all-time.

• In an op-ed for the Daily News, Errol Louis implores New Yorkers to start getting engaged in the mayoral selection process now.

• A USA Today columnist argues that Donald Trump’s divisive racial politics willultimately backfire.

In the Blogs
• Coney Island and Gravesend residents met outside the Unknown Bikers Club for an event to foster tolerance, inspired by The Human Library.

• A new coffee shop called Green Lane Coffee has opened in Greenpoint near McGolrick Park.

Trending in New York
• Feinstein
• Nicki
• #ByeTiffany
• Steve Scully
• #NBCBlackout

• The Houston Astros (2-3) avoided elimination once again, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 4 to 3 in ALCS Game 5.

• The Atlanta Braves (3-1) furthered their NLDS lead, topping the Los Angeles Dodgers 10 to 2 in Game 4.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Astros and Rays go head-to-head for Game 6 at 6 p.m.
• The Dodgers take on the Braves at 9 p.m.
• UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie. Main Card starts at 7 p.m.
• The Giants (0-5) host the Washington Football Team at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (0-5) take on the Miami Dolphins at 4 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a five-story mixed-use building in Greenpoint.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 17th 3-4:30pm – 420 64th Street, Apt PH2, Bay Ridge – Renovated Penthouse condo features a balcony w/ amazing view of the Verrazano Bridge, 1 BR, 1 bath, shared roof deck, open layout concept.  $535,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

OPEN HOUSE- Sun Oct 18th 12-1pm (By Appt Only) – 88 Conselyea Street, Apt 1, Williamsburg – Duplex ground floor, corner Condo offers 2 BRs, 2 bath, granite kitchen w/ SS appliances, central air, shared rooftop terrace, storage bin basement.  $969,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Canarsie – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,063 square foot condo at 1251 E 80th St. for $425,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Here are 15 exciting new restaurants you can check out in Brooklyn right now.

• Eric See is back on the dining scene and bringing New Mexican-style breakfast burritos to Crown Heights with his new bakery Ursula.

Restaurant ABC’s – Cobble Hill
Grade A – Libertador, 404 Henry St. Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Alma, 187 Columbia St. Evidence of mice; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Sanitized equipment or utensil improperly used or stored.
Grade C – Joya, 215 Court St. Personal cleanliness inadequate; Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Cold food item held above 41º F; Food not protected from potential source of contamination.

Prospect Park – 7 to 10 p.m. – Beyonce Dreamland Roller Disco.  LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Drive

Prospect Park – Various Times – Green & Go Kits – Volunteer Cleanup.
Dumbo - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Brooklyn Flea. Manhattan Bridge Archway, 80 Pearl Street
Greenpoint – 11 a.m to 2 p.m. – Town Square’s Pumpkin Day!  Tickets  Greenpoint Terminal Market, 2 Noble Street

 Prospect Park – Various Times – Green & Go Kits – Volunteer Cleanup.
Gowanus – 7 to 9 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Shaun of the Dead. RSVP Parklife, 636 Degraw Street

Written by BKTicker

October 16th, 2020 at 9:15 am

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