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Morning Buzz: Audit finds issues at North Brooklyn post offices, Armed men steal ATM from Gowanus pizzeria

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Thursday, January 9

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 35.

Top Stories
• Some business owners on 14th Street say the new busway is hurting their bottom line.

• In his State of the State address yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed local governments pay more for Medicaid to close a budget gap.

• A Mexican asylum-seeker slit his own throat at a border crossing after he was denied entry into the United States.

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TributeNight.net presents: Four Horseman: J. Cole, Kanye, Drake & Kendrick  Fri Jan 10th 11pm  A celebration of artists that define a generation. Tickets  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg
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Brooklyn News
• Post offices in North Brooklyn will make sweeping changes after an audit revealed stacks of undelivered mail.

• A man accused of stealing tools from a Flatbush construction site was busted after he got greedy and came back for more.

• Armed robbers stole an ATM from Villa Mia Pizza in Gowanus.

Politics
• Jenifer Rajkumar is looking to be the first South Asian in the state elected to office when she challenges Assemblyman Mike Miller in this year’s primary.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo dodged the thorny issue of bail reform during his State of the State address in Albany yesterday.

Entertainment
• This time he survived! Leonard DiCaprio saved a man who fell off a Club Med yacht and was treading water for 11 hours before he was found.

• Ricky Gervais still seems anxious about his stint hosting the Golden Globes if his Twitter account is any indication.

Buzzing Back

• In 2007, Steve Jobs debuts the iPhone.

• In 1982, Kate Middleton is born in Reading, England. In 2012, she was one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Opinion
• Did “fake news” just stop a real war? A columnist for Slate believes that’s exactly what happened.

• The Daily News argues it’s time for nonprofits affiliated with politicians to be completely transparent about who gives them money.

In the Blogs
• A new French-Canadian bistro is opening its doors on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens.

• Two men were caught on a surveillance camera painting swastikas on Acapulco restaurant on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint.

Trending in New York
Buck Henry
#RHOD
#RHONJ
Jimmy Butler
PTSD

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (10-24) fell to the Jazz in Utah, 128-104

• The Rangers (20-18-4) host the Devils at MSG. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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Loving the Alien: A Bowie Tribute Dance Party  Fri Jan 10th 10:30pm  DJ Steve will be spinning the hits and deep cuts from The Thin White Duke’s 50-year career. Tickets  Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett Street, Gowanus
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Real Estate
• Rents in Williamsburg are soaring one year after Governor Andrew Cuomo called off the shtudown of the L train.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 12th 2-3:30pm. 68 Grove Street #3L, Williamsburg- 3 BR, 2 bath condo conversion, prewar era finishes with all new modern comforts.  $1.175M.  Corcoran Real Estate 718-422-2524 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 12th 11:30am – 1:00 pm. 182 Concord Street #2A,  Downtown – Luxurious 1 BR, 1 bath condo in elevator building. Corcoran Real Estate 718-923-8078 

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 1,000-square-foot apartment at 3145 Brighton 4th Street in Brighton Beach for $410,000.

Style & Fashion
• A 30-year-old fashion designer is hoping to change the world one pair of underwear at a time.

• Is 2020 the year of the Youtuber? Social media influencer Emma Chamberlin will grace the cover of the February issue of Cosmopolitan.

Events
Sunset Park - 4 p.m. – Garden Train Monthly Meeting. PS 169, 4305 7th Ave.

Flatbush – 4:30 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams speaks at “I Will Graduate” program observance. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

• Park Slope – 7 p.m. – Park Slope Civic Council Monthly Meeting. Old Stone House, 5th Ave. & 3rd St.

• Park Slope – 9:30 p.m. – Spoons, Toons & Booze: New Year’s After Dark. Nitehawk Cinema, 188 Prospect Park West

Williamsburg – 10 p.m. – Night of 1,000 Bowies. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

Gowanus - 10:30 p.m. – Loving the Alien: A Bowie Tribute Dance Party. Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett St.

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January 9th, 2020 at 9:34 am

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Morning Buzz: Cement truck kills elderly woman, Man who doused cops with water gets community service

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Wednesday, January 8

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of 40 degrees.

Top Stories
• Iran struck back at the U.S. by firing ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq. Trump tweeted “All is well!” and will make a statement today.

• A Ukrainian plane carrying at least 170 passengers crashed after taking off in Iran, killing everyone aboard.

• A bus fatally struck a man in Midtown, marking New York City’s third pedestrian death in 24 hours.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Fundraising Wed Jan 8th 8-10pm A stand-up comedy benefit for Emily Gallagher, candidate for NYS Assembly, 50th District. $15. Elsewhere, 599 Johnson Ave., Bushwick.
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Brooklyn News
• A cement truck struck and killed an elderly woman walking with a cane in Borough Park.

• The Brooklyn man who doused NYPD cops with water over the summer got 10 days of community service.

• Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren campaigned at Kings Theatre, accompanied by former candidate Julian Castro.

Politics
• Mitch McConnell says he has the votes for a Senate impeachment trial without agreeing to witnesses.

• Michael Bloomberg’s campaign is spending $10 million for a 2020 ad during the Super Bowl.

Entertainment
• The CW just renewed all of its current shows for the 2020-2021 season.

• BTS Army, rejoice! The k-pop group is releasing its next album, “Map of the Soul: 7,” on February 21.

Buzzing Back

• In 2010, Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford is injured in a shooting rampage.

• In 1947, singer David Bowie is born in London. In 1975, his first #1 single in the United States was co-written by this man.

Opinion
• The Times says Trump’s erratic behavior on foreign policy can become a Democratic campaign issue.

• The Post says with lives at stake, Albany must fix the bail reform failure immediately.

In the Blogs
• North Brooklyn groups are teaming up with the U.S. Census Bureau for a jobs fair next week.

• A new Greenpoint Art collective is planning its first show for January 11.

Trending in New York
• #IranAttacks
#JeopardyGOAT
Bobby Portis
Boeing 737
#PumpRules

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (10-27) were routed by the Los Angeles Lakers, 117-87. They head to Utah to face the Jazz at 9 p.m.

• The Nets (16-20) fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder in overtime, 111-103.

• The Rangers (20-18-4) topped the Colorado Avalanche, 5-3.

• The Islanders (27-12-3) beat the New Jersey Devils in overtime, 4-3.

• St. John’s (11-4) visits Georgetown. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m.

• The Giants have hired former Patriots special teams coordinator Joe Judge to be their next head coach.

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Night of 1,000 Bowies Thurs Jan 9th 10pm  On this eve of David Bowie’s passing we honor his many faces – from Ziggy Stardust to Major Tom to the Goblin King. Costumes are encouraged. Bring your gently used coats for our annual coat drive. Free! House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick.
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Real Estate
• City agencies dominated Brooklyn’s biggest office leases of 2019.

• For Sale – 79 Green Street #4A, Greenpoint – 1 BR, 1 bath condo in Villa on the Green has open floor plan, wide-plank oak flooring, floor to ceiling windows, central heat and air, in-home washer/dryer, private outdoor space.  $785,000.  Homes.com. 833-52-8033

• For Rent – 363 Bond Street #A403, Gowanus - Studio apt has 1 bath, laundry in building, swimming pool, private parking.  All pets allowed.  $3.040/month. Nooklyn.com. 347-699-2949

• Sold – Bedford-Stuyvesant – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 920-square-foot condo at 39 Jefferson Avenue for $1.02 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Pier 1 Imports plans to close up to 450 stores and slash corporate jobs as it weighs bankruptcy.

• Toyota is planning to build a “city of the future” in Japan with housing, robotsand autonomous vehicles.

Events
Park Slope – 7:30 p.m. – Screening of “Citizen Kane.” Nitehawk Cinema, 188 Prospect Park West.

Bushwick – 8 to 10 p.m. – How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Fundraising: A Comedy Benefit for Emily Gallagher, Candidate for NYS Assembly . Elsewhere, 599 Johnson Ave.

Ditmas Park – 9 p.m. – Star Sign Party: CAPRICORN. Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd.

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January 8th, 2020 at 9:05 am

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Morning Buzz: Thousands march across the Brooklyn Bridge for unity, shirtless man rescued from 8-story building

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Tuesday, January 7

Weather
• Cloudy skies with possible light rain and snow. High of 41 degrees.

Top Stories
• Crowds swelled the streets of Tehran to pay respects to slain Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.

• Former national security advisor John Bolton made a surprise statement that he would testify as part of the Senate’s impeachment trial if subpoenaed.

• Governor Cuomo helped save a passenger from a tipped over vehicle on the BQE.

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90s Simpson Trivia  Tues Jan 7th 7:30pm  Top-notch trivia focused on the golden age of The Simpsons, the 1990s.  Challenging and fun trivia with raffles and prizes.  Free!  The Gutter, 200N 14th Street, Williamsburg
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Brooklyn News
• A shirtless man who climbed to the top of an 8-story Brooklyn apartment building was rescued by police and firefighters.

• Thousands marched across the Brooklyn Bridge calling for unity in the wake of recent Anti-Semitic attacks.

• Officials revoked the liquor license of a controversial Park Slope bar, but not before a stabbing occurred a few days before the shutdown.

Politics
• The Supreme Court ordered a quick response from the White House and states challenging Obamacare to an appeal filed by defenders of the health care law.

• Vox takes you inside the secretive Silicon Valley group that has funded more than $20 million to the Democrats.

Entertainment
• Netflix released promos for Gwyneth Paltrow’s “The Goop Lab” showing the star standing in a large vagina-shaped graphic; critics call the show “irresponsible.”

• A Harvey Weinstein’s trial begins, the Hollywood mogul is charged with four counts of sexual assault in L.A. County.

Buzzing Back

• In 1950 this song was the #1 song on the US pop charts.

• In 2000 TV actor Marcus Scribner is born in Los Angeles, CA.  In 2014, he landed his breakthrough role as the son on this ABC Sitcom.

Opinion
• The NY Post predicts lawmakers will have to deal with a wave of voter angerafter recent criminal justice reforms.

• Rebecca Bodenheimer from CNN thinks this year’s Golden Globes missed the mark.

In the Blogs
• Bedford + Bowery gives you a list of local art shows going on this week.

• And Brooklyn Based brings you a January calendar of essential cultural eventsgoing on around the borough.

Trending in New York
• Hannah B
• Hannah Ann
• #BachelorNation
• #Manifest
• #WithMyNextPaycheckIWill

Scoreboard
• The Nets (16-19) fell to the Orlando Magic, 89 to 101.

• The Islanders (26-12-3) beat the Colorado Avalanche, 0 to 1. The team takes on the New Jersey Devils tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Nets host the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (19-18-4) play the Colorado Avalanche at 7:30 p.m.

• The Knicks (10-26) cross the country to take on the L.A. Lakers at 10:30 p.m.

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Spellbound Theatre: “A Book of Hours”  Sun Jan 12th  10am   & 11:30 am  This book leads children though familiar daily events using favorite nursery rhymes and songs to tell the story, as well as surprising treasures, puppets & discoveries!  Tickets  Old Stone House, 336 Third Avenue, Park Slope
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Real Estate
• State officials offered Amazon.com Inc. $800 million more in incentives as part of an initial bid to lure the tech giant back to NYC.

• For Sale – 285A Kingsland Avenue, Greenpoint – Charming 3 family brick w/ open concept layout.  Each unit has 1 BR 1 bath, office space EIKS.  Private backyard w/ storage shed, unfinished basement w/ separate entrance.  $1.799M. Capri Jet Realty.  347-450-3577 

• For Sale – 196 Brighton 10th Street, Brighton Beach - One family home has 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, close to beach, transportation & nearby parks.  $599,000. Homes.com. 929-376-5365 

• Sold – Bath Beach – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 650 square-foot apartment at 1553 Independence Ave. for $280,000. Zillow.

Technology
• The DnaNudge wristband tells you how you should eat based on your genetics.

• Amazon announced partnerships with Lamborghini and Rivian, as well as other auto-related innovations.

Events
Wiliamsburg - 7:30 p.m. – 90’s Simpson Trivia.  The Gutter Bar, 200 N. 1`4th Street

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January 7th, 2020 at 9:19 am

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Morning Buzz: Bicyclist screams “Kill Jews” in Flatbush, NYCHA resident dies trying to douse fire

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Monday, January 6
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Three Kings’ Day.
Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 46 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump doubled down on threats to target Iranian cultural sites. Iran, meanwhile, is abandoning the 2015 nuclear deal.

• Five people were killed and 60 were hospitalized after a tour bus lost control on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

• In a show of support and solidarity, 20,000 New Yorkers marched to protest recent anti-Semitic attacks.

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The Pope DOES Wear a Funny Hat: Symbolism in Medieval and Renaissance ArtMon Jan 6th 8:30-9:45pm Learn the history behind well-known symbols in western Medieval and Renaissance Art. Tickets. Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave., Prospect Heights.
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Brooklyn News
• A man on a bicycle screamed “Kill Jews” at a Jewish man in Flatbush.

• A man died trying to a douse a fire in his NYCHA apartment in Gravesend.

• A suspected gang member was indicted on upgraded felony assault charges in the death of a Brooklyn man.

Politics
• The Iraqi parliament is calling for U.S. troops to be ousted after the Soleimani killing.

• New York lawmakers are returning to Albany for a legislative session with big plans and a $6 billion budget hole.

Entertainment
• Here is the full list of winners from this year’s Golden Globes.

Weekend Box Office
• Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker: $33 million
Jumanji: The Next Level: $26 million
Little Women: $13 million
The Grudge: $11.3 million
Frozen II: $11.2 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1973, this song by Carly Simon leads the US hit parade, stirring speculation about whom she was singing about.

• In 1982, actor Eddie Redmayne is born in London. In 2014, he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of this man in The Theory of Everything.

Opinion
• Harry Siegel says in the Daily News that politicians have to stop posturing if they want to truly address anti-Semitism.

• Nicole Gelinas writes in the Post that embracing the no-bail law was Cuomo’s first political mistake as governor.

In the Blogs
• Greenpointers has your roundup of openings and closings to start the new year.

• You can nominate neighborhood bests in Brooklyn Heights on this survey.

Trending in New York
• #GoldenGlobes
Tom Hanks
Awkwafina
Chernobyl
Tarantino

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (10-26) fell to the Los Angeles Clippers, 135-132.

• The Nets (16-18) head to Orlando to face the Magic at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (25-12-3) host the Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m.

• St. John’s (11-4) lost to Xavier, 75-67.

• NFL Wild Card Round:
Houston Texas top Buffalo Bills in overtime, 22-19
Tennessee Titans beat New England Patriots, 20-13
Minnesota Vikings shock New Orleans Saints in overtime, 26-20
Seattle Seahawks edge Philadelphia Eagles, 17-9

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The Disney Sing-Along Fri Jan 10th 9:30pm Join your fellow Disney fanatics and sing out your emotions to these animated masterpieces. Come dressed as your favorite Disney character for a chance to win some free drinks & Disney inspired prizes. Tickets. Union Hall, 702 Union St., Park Slope.
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Real Estate
• Rabsky Group and Spencer Equity have landed a $70.5 million loan for its development in the Broadway Triangle.

• For Sale – 6 Jardine Place, Ocean Hill - Multi family home features two 3BR, 1 bath units. Basement has been gutted and has great ceiling height and lots of light.  Great location for commuters.  $729,999. Homes.com. 833-252-8033 

• For Rent – Bushwick – Luxury duplex apt features LR, DR, EIK w/ SS appliances & microwave, 2.5 bath, huge backyard, walk-in closets.  Close to shops & transportation. $3,800/mo. ID #1359997. Carollo Rentals  718-747-7747 

• Sold – Brighton Beach – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000-square-foot co-op at 3145 Brighton 4th Street for $410,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Sunday morning, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious man inside an apartment at 5945 Shore Parkway in Canarsie. Upon arrival, cops found 50-year-old Michael Howard unconscious and unresponsive on his bed. He was pronounced dead. The medical examiner will determine his cause of death and the investigation is ongoing.

• On early Sunday morning, inside 1480 Ocean Avenue in Midwood, police were found 28-year-old Tatyana Mihnyonok unconscious and unresponsive lying in the stairwell of the 5th floor landing. She was pronounced dead at the scene. No signs of trauma, no criminality suspected. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

Events
• Canarsie – 11 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro preside over plaque dedication ceremony for Firefighter Steven H. Pollard. Engine 257 & Ladder 170, 1361 Rockaway Pwky.

Prospect Heights – 8:30 to 9:45 p.m. – The Pope DOES Wear a Funny Hat: Symbolism in Medieval and Renaissance Art.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

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January 6th, 2020 at 9:35 am

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Morning Buzz: Fed up dollar van driver refuses to descend from roof of his vehicle, NYCHA tenants in Boerum Hill start the year without heat

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Friday, January 3

Weather
• Showers through the morning, picking up again at night. High of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• The FDA announced a temporary ban on many candy- and fruit-flavored e-cigarette products.

• The white NYPD officer who broke into the home of a black woman in Tennessee in 2018 resigned from the force.

• Photos of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad reveal extensive damage following days of violent siege by an Iran-supported militia.

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Mulchfest: Chipping Saturdays  Sat Jan 4th  10am-2pm  Bring your tree to a chipping site and take home a bag of mulch to use in your backyard or make a winter bed for a street tree.  Click here for a site near you.
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Brooklyn News
• Dozens of cops were dispatched to Flatbush Avenue when a dollar van driver jumped on the roof of his van and refused to come down.

• A woman was charged with felony assault and criminal mischief for an anti-Semitic attack on New Year’s Day.

• Tenants in Boerum Hill’s Wyckoff Gardens complex started out the New Year without heat and hot water

Politics
• Julián Castro announced he will be dropping out of the 2020 presidential race.

• Bill Taylor, a key witness in the House impeachment inquiry, has departed his post as the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine.

Entertainment
• Newly released ‘Uncut Gems,’ starring Adam Sandler, has the seventh-most f-bombs in movie history.

• Guns N’ Roses is threatening a lawsuit against a superfan who they claim leaked 97 of the band’s unreleased songs on the internet.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969 Thirty thousand copies of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s album “Two Virgins” were seized at a New Jersey airport because the cover showed the couple naked.

• In 1972 Don McLean received a Gold record for this single which reached #1, selling over 3 millions copies.

Opinion
• Three NY Times readers rebut an Op-Ed that criticized Alcoholics Anonymous.

• NPR predicts grim and hopeful trends to watch for in 2020.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn Based sums up the 2010s through a Brooklyn lens.

• And Bushwick Daily also gave in to New Years nostalgia with a 2019 ‘year in review.’

Trending in New York
• #Soleimani
• #WWIII
• Dear Iran
 #FridayThoughts
• Rose McGowan

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (25-11-3) fell to the New Jersey Devils, 1 to 2.

• The Nets (16-17) lost to the Dallas Mavericks, 111 to 123.

• The Rangers (19-17-4) were taken by the Calgary Flames, 3 to 4.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (10-24) play the Phoenix Suns at 9 p.m.
Saturday
• The Nets host the Toronto Raptors at 6 p.m.
• The Islanders go up against the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7 p.m.
• The Rangers face the Vancouver Canucks at 10 p.m.

NFL WILD CARD ROUND:Buffalo Bills @ Houston Texans, 4:35 p.m.
Tennessee Titans @ New England Patriots, 8:15 p.m.
Sunday
• The Knicks head to L.A. to take on the Clippers at 3:30 p.m.NFL WILD CARD ROUND
Minnesota Vikings @ New Orleans Saints, 1:05 p.m.
Seattle Seahawks @ Philadelphia Eagles, 4:40 p.m.

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HOY 4 Year Anniversary: Thank You For Everything!  Fri Jan 3rd & Sat Jan 4th 10pm  Two days of EPIC parties & spectacles to celebrate!  Tickets  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• Curbed NY outlines the major ways NYC’s landscape will change in 2020, from the L train to 80 Flatbush.

• For Sale - 402 Fenimore Street, Prospect Lefferts Gardens – Detached 2 family brick on 4 levels – 1st flr has 2 BRs, 1 bath, FLR/FDR combo, EIK. 2nd fl has 3 BRs, attic w/ 2 BRs.  $988,000. Homes.com. 929-376-5365 

• For Rent – 140 Lexington Avenue #15, Clinton Hill – 2 BR, 1 bath apt has hardwood flooring throughout, exposed brick, rustic charm, kitchen w/ SS appliances.  Close to transportation, pets upon approval.  $2,400/month.  Blue Egg Realty. 917-202-3498

• Sold – Clinton Hill – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 775 square-foot apartment at 201 Clinton Ave. for $616,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
Rainbow cakes and breakfast burritos are just a couple of stars on the menu at recently opened The Awkward Scone.

• A new dive bar in Williamsburg pays homage to country icon Dolly Parton.

Restaurant ABC’s – Flatbush
Grade A – Akwaaba Restaurant, 604 Parkside Ave. Cold food item held above 41º F; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.
Grade B – New Soldiers Restaurant, 1278 Nostrand Ave. Live roaches present; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – Fancy Buffet Haitian Restaurant, 1053 Flatbush Ave. Cold food item held above 41º F; Evidence of mice; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Facility not vermin proof.

Events
Park Slope – 8 p.m. – 14th Annual 50 First Jokes NYC.  The Bell House, 149 7th Street

Saturday
Clinton Hills - 9 a.m. to noon – Free dental screenings for kids.  Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave.
Prospect Heights - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Creating a New Money Mindset.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – MulchFest.  NYC Parks 
Williamsburg - 11 a.m. – When Harry Met Sally (brunch menu available).  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue
Downtown - 4 p.m.- Bargemusic: Music in Motion.  Fulton Ferry Landing near Brooklyn Bridge.
Park Slope – 10 p.m. – Party Like It’s 1999: Life and Times of Jay-Z Edition.  The Bell House, 149 7th Street
Williamsburg – 10 p.m. – HOY 4 Year Anniversary: Thank You for Everything!.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue

Sunday
Clinton Hills - 9 a.m. to noon – Free dental screenings for kids.  Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave.
• Williamsburg - 11 a.m. – When Harry Met Sally (brunch menu available).  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue
Prospect Heights – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Winter Family Art Magic.  Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy.
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Bob Marley for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
• Williamsburg – 10 p.m. – HOY 4 Year Anniversary: Thank You for Everything!.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue

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January 3rd, 2020 at 8:56 am

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Morning Buzz: Man attacked in Williamsburg while filming anti-Semitic tirade, Thousands brave cold for Coney Island plunge

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Thursday, January 2

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 54.

Top Stories
• The Bronx man accused of trying to snatch a girl off a subway train say he is getting a bad rap thanks to a misleading video that went viral.

• The mother of the man accused in the Monsey stabbings says her son was a “Shabbos goy” while growing up in Crown Heights.

• Don Larsen, the only person to throw a perfect game in the World Series, passed away. And former NBA commissioner David Stern died at the age of 77.

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ZOSO – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, Kiss the Sky – Jimi Hendrix Tribute  Thurs Jan 2nd 8pm  Celebrating 50 years of Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix. $15  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg••••••••••••
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Brooklyn News
• Two women attacked a Jewish man after he tried to film an anti-Semitic tirade in the Broadway Triangle section of Williamsburg.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo spent New Year’s Day in Williamsburg in a show of solidarity to the borough’s Jewish community.

• Thousands flocked to Coney Island for the annual Polar Bear Plunge.

Politics
• The Department of Education official charged with trying to solicit sex with an underage boy had an incomplete background check.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio ripped Domino’s over news that the chain sold pies to revelers trapped in Times Square for $30 each.

Entertainment
• Ricki Lake shared a New Year’s Day photo of year with a buzzed hairdo, admitting that she has been struggling with hair loss.

• Post Malone showed off his huge new face tattoo just moments before performing New Year’s Eve in Times Square.

Buzzing Back

• In 1979, Sid Vicious went on trial for stabbing his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, but before it was finished he died of a heroin overdose.

• In 1971, George Harrison became the first Beatles to have a solo number-one record in the U.S. when this album when to the top of the Billboard charts.

Opinion
• The Daily News lays out what de Blasio needs to accomplish during his last two years as mayor of New York City.

• Slate says forget those New Year’s resolution, 2020 is the year to embrace your vices.

In the Blogs
• Bushwick Daily has a rundown of the 12 most interesting articles published on the site in 2019.

Trending in New York
Don Larsen
#lindaronstandtmovie
#ThursdayMotivation
#kpopfriendship
#ThursdayThoughts

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (10-24) topped the Trailblazers, 117-93.

• The Nets (16-16) are in Dallas to take on the Mavericks. Tip-off is at 8:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (24-10-3) host the Devils at Nassau Coliseum. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• The Rangers (19-15-4) head to Edmonton for a 9 p.m. meeting with the Oilers.

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Vendor Call – Love Grows in Brooklyn Valentine’s Day Market  Looking for crafters, food purveyors, jewelry makers for our upcoming market. Apply to be a vendor  Deadline is Jan 6. Greenpoint Loft, 67 West Street, Greenpoint
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Real Estate
• Suffering under a bad mortgage? A local real estate expert outlines your optionsfor getting out from under it.

• For Sale – 88 Wyckoff Avenue #1L, Bushwick – Private, ground floor reverse duplex Condo, corner property, near all.  1 BR, 3 bath, front patio, spacious LR & DR, wood burning fireplace.  $1.248M. Homes.com.  833-252-8033

• For Rent – 987 Willoughby Avenue, #4B, Bushwick – 2 BR, 1 bath apt. near subway has EIK w/ SS appliances, central a/c, roof access, elevator.  All pets allowed.  $3,000/month. Nooklyn.com. 347-834-1688

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 750-square-foot apartment at 165 Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill for $495,000.

Style & Fashion
• These were the best fashion trends and transformations of the 2010s.

• A top stylist in Silicon Valley shares the fashion secrets of tech CEOs and founders.

Events
Williamsburg- 8 p.m. – ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience & Kiss the Sky Jimi Hendrix Tribute. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

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January 2nd, 2020 at 9:02 am

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Morning Buzz: Anti-hate rally draws diverse supporters, Tiny bollards installed on Pulaski Bridge

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Wednesday, January 1
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for New Year’s Day.
Meters are not in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 41 degrees.

Top Stories
• One million revelers packed Times Square to watch the ball drop on the new decade.

• Trump has deployed more troops to the Middle East after protesters attackedthe U.S. Embassy in Iraq.

• New York’s bail reform laws take effect starting today.

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116th Annual Polar Bear Plunge Wed Jan 1st 1pm Sharp! There is no fee to participate, but we encourage donations. Register to participate. Boardwalk & Stillwell Ave., Coney Island.
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Brooklyn News
• An anti-hate rally at Grand Army Plaza drew supporters from across religions and races.

• Prosecutors say the vandal who tagged the Grand Army Plaza arch says his great-great grandpa made him do it.

• A cone on the Pulaski Bridge has been replaced by tiny bollards to protect pedestrians.

Politics
• From Rikers Island to foie gras, 2019 was a wild year in New York City politics.

• Governor Cuomo signed the design-build bill that could save NYC billions on construction projects.

Entertainment
• America Ferrera is pregnant with her second baby.

Mariah Carey’s Twitter account was hacked and posted messages about Eminem.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972, Three Dog Night becomes the first rock band to appear on a Tournament of Roses Parade float.

• In 1969, actor and stunt man Verne Troyer is born in Sturgis, MI. He rose to fame for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers franchise.

Opinion
• USA Today says these are the New Year’s resolutions they’d like to see in 2020.

• The Times says Congress should do more to protect veterans from predatory for-profit colleges.

In the Blogs
• Williamsburg is one of the neighborhoods where Neighborhood Safety Coalitions will be established.

• Bklyner has a roundup of where to get brunch on New Year’s Day.

Trending in New York
• Happy New Year
#2020NewYear
Yoongi
#Roaring20s
#MidnightRun

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (9-24) host the Portland Trail Blazers at MSG. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (19-16-4) lost to the Edmonton Oilers, 7-5.

• The Islanders (25-10-3) topped the Washington Capitals, 4-3.

• St. John’s (11-3) fell to 11th-ranked Butler, 60-58.

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14th Annual 50 First Jokes NYC Fri Jan 3rd 8pm A mixture of established NYC comedians along with the best and brightest up-and-coming comedy scene. 21+. $15-$20. The Bell House, 149 7th St., Park Slope.

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Real Estate
• Promont NYC has gained approvals to construct a new eight-story apartment building near Prospect Park.

• For Sale - 285A Kingsland Avenue, Greenpoint - Charming 3 family brick w/ open layout concept.  Each unit has 1 Br, 1 bath, office space, EIK.  Private backyard w/ storage shed, unfinished basement w/ separate entrance.  $1.8M.Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Rent – 63 Bushwick Avenue #3F, Williamsburg – Brand new 3 BR, 2 full bath apt for rent has central a/c, skylights, roof access, shared backyard. On-site laundromat/drop off, close to all.  Small pets allowed. $3,750/month. Nooklyn.com. 661-313-2772

• Sold – Gravesend – A two-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,058-square-foot condo at 412 Kings Highway for $730,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Tesla must face a lawsuit claiming “severe and pervasive racial harassment” at its California factory.

Uber and Postmates have sued California to block its gig economy law.

Events
• Coney Island - 1 p.m. sharp! 116th Annual Polar Bear Plunge. Coney Island Boardwalk at Stillwell Ave.

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January 2nd, 2020 at 9:01 am

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Morning Buzz: MTA begins camera enforcement of bus lanes with B44 route, NYC man exonerated of murder after nearly three decades in prison

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Tuesday, December 31

Weather
• Partly cloudy skies with a high of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• The volunteer security member who fatally shot the gunman in a Texas church was identified as a former reserve deputy sheriff and firearms instructor.

• A NYC man was exonerated after 27 years of wrongful imprisonment for the murder of a mother of three.

• The volunteer security member who fatally shot the gunman in a Texas church was identified as a former reserve deputy sheriff and firearms instructor.

• A NYC man was exonerated after 27 years of wrongful imprisonment for the murder of a mother of three.

• The suspect in this weekend’s Hanukkah stabbings was charged with several hate crimes after pleading not guilty to five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary

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Disco 2020: A Post-Midnight New Years Eve Dance Party Wed Jan 1st  12:30am  Dance until the sun comes up with DJ Ceremony and DJ Danny White –  spinning the best indie and dance from the ‘80’s till today.  Tickets  Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett Street, Gowanus
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Brooklyn News
• A for-hire driver and his passenger are in the hospital after being shot outside a party in Bed-Stuy.

• The man who threatened worshippers inside a Brooklyn synagogue the day before the Monsey attack is being held without bail.

• The MTA rolled out cameras on B44 vehicles to enforce bus-only lanes.

Politics
• President Trump and Barack Obama tied for the title of 2019’s most admired man, according to an annual Gallup poll.

• As the year-end approaches, Politico remembers the deaths that shook politics in 2019.

Entertainment
• The songwriter for Monty Python, Neil Innes, passed away suddenly at the age of 75.

Hasbro is poised to become a huge player in entertainment, after completing its $3.8 billion acquisition of Entertainment One.

Buzzing Back

• In 1985 teen idol Rick Nelson dies in a plane crash.

• In 1977 pop singer Psy is born in Seoul, South Korea.  This 2012 K-pop single brought him international fame.

Opinion
• The LA Times analyzes its mass shootings database to determine why people attack places of worship.

• The Post’s editorial board criticize Governor Cuomo’s call for a reexamination of bringing high speed rail to New York.

In the Blogs
• The City is stepping up its efforts to combat hate with a Neighborhood Safety Coalition set to launch in Williamsburg.

• Brooklyn Based dishes on the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020 in Brooklyn.

Trending in New York
• Baghdad
• #LanaLashleyWedding
• #CapitalOneOrangeBowl
• Happy New Year’s Eve
• #happynewyear2020

Scoreboard
• The Nets (16-16) fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves, 115 to 122.

• The Islanders (24-10-3) head to D.C. to take on the Washington Capitals at 1 p.m.

• The Rangers (19-15-4) face the Edmonton Oilers at 9 p.m.

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New Year’s Eve Time Machine  Tues Dec 31st 8pm  Drink and dance your way to the future playing throwback jams and all the best new songs!  21+ Free – RSVP does not guarantee entry.  Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Park Slope
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Real Estate
• Architects are redesigning Kingsbrook Medical Center into an affordable housing complex in East Flatbush.

• For Sale – 306 Gates Avenue, Bed-Stuy – Bankruptcy sale – vacant at closing. Legal 3 unit building with potential to create owner’s triplex over garden rental or keep as individual units. Potential condo conversion.  $2.1M. Homes.com. 833-252-8033

• For Rent – 8-3 Wyckoff Avenue, Unit 5E, Bushwick – 3 BR, 2 bath apt in luxury bldg. Central a/c, video intercom, common roof deck, on-site parking, laundry.  $3,369/month. Nooklyn.com 347-834-1688

• Sold – Brooklyn Heights – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 920 square-foot apartment at 106 Willow St. for $1.6 million. Zillow.

Technology
• Tesla delivered its first China-made cars, and the company plans to ramp up its global expansion efforts in January.

• Vanity Fair ponders how the technological tsunami of the coming decade will change life as we know it.

Events
•. Prospect Heights – 4 p.m. – Rally to condemn anti-Semitic attacks.  Grand Army Plaza

•. Gowanus – 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. – NYE @ Parklife.  636 Degraw Street

Flatbush – 8 to 10 p.m. – Femme It Forward.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

Park Slope – 8 p.m. – New Year’s Eve Time Machine.  Union Hall, 702 Union Street

Downtown – 8:30 p.m. – The Strokes.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue

Ditmas Park - 9 pm. to 4 a.m. – Hello 2020 NYE Party.  Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Road

Williamsburg - 10 p.m. – New Year’s Eve Bash: Down with the Decades.  Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N. 11th Street

Prospect Park – 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. – New Year’s Eve Fireworks. Grand Army Plaza, 413 Flatbush Avenue

Gowanus - 12:30 a.m. – Disco 2020: A Post-Midnight New Year’s Eve Dance Party.  Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett Street

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December 31st, 2019 at 8:57 am

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