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Morning Buzz: Father who stabbed son with comb charged with attempted murder, New police commissioner sworn in

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Monday, December 2
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow operations.
Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Rain mixed in with some snow in the afternoon. High of 42 degrees.

Top Stories
• A deadly winter storm hit the northeast, cancelling hundreds of flights and delaying travelers heading home. New York could see three inches of snow.

• New York’s Public Campaign Financing Commission released its final report, setting up a possible vote by state lawmakers.

Shelley Morrison, who played Rosario on “Will & Grace,” has passed away at age 83.

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Bad Bunny Fri Dec 6th 8pm Bringing his X100PRE Tour presented by Corona Estereo Beach to Barclays. Tickets. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.
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Brooklyn News
• Thousands of residents in Dyker Heights and Borough Park were left without power on Sunday.

• A Clinton Hill father who stabbed his 2-year-old son in the head with a combwas charged with attempted murder.

• A Prospect Heights landlord has hit a local McDonald’s restaurant with a super-sized rent hike.

Politics
• The White House will not participate in the House Judiciary Committee’s first impeachment hearing.

• On his first day on the job, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea preached prevention, professionalism and respect for officers.

Entertainment
• NBC responded to claims of a toxic workplace at “America’s Got Talent” and say they’re now working with Gabrielle Union.

Weekend Box Office
• Frozen II: $85 million
Knives Out: $27 million
Ford v Ferrari: $13 million
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: $11.8 million
Queen & Slim: $11.7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1972, this song by The Temptations gave the Motown group their fourth US #1 song.

• In 1983, football player Aaron Rodgers is born in Chico, CA. In 2011, he led the Green Bay Packers to victory in Super Bowl XLV.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the NYPD is relaxing its body camera policy, but doesn’ttake it far enough.

• Gavin Newsham writes in the Post that a move to ban kids from playing tackle football is based on fear, not facts.

In the Blogs
• Here are 12 Christmas tree lightings to check out this holiday season in Brooklyn.

• The Starliner in Bushwick is now serving Philly’s famed Redcrest Fried Chicken.

Trending in New York
• #WorldAIDSDay
#Watchmen
#90DayFiance
#MrRobot
Shelley Morrison

Scoreboard
• The Giants (2-10) were routed by the Green Bay Packers, 31-13.

• The Jets (4-8) fell to the previously winless Cincinnati Bengals, 22-6

• The Knicks (4-16) lost to the Boston Celtics, 113-104. They head to Milwaukee to face the Bucks at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (10-10) dropped a close game to the Miami Heat, 109-106.

• The Rangers (13-9-3) host the Vegas Golden Knights at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (17-5-2) visit the Detroit Red Wings. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

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Bon Iver + TU Dance: Come Through Wed Dec 4th & Turs Dec 5th 8pm Bon Iver + TU Dance will collaborate for two performance of Come Through, commissioned and produced by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series. TicketsKings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
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Real Estate
• J Frankl Associates has published new renderings for a nine-story developmentnear the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

• For Sale – 318 20th Street #4A, Park Slope - 1356 s/f condo has 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, LR, hardwood floors, large windows, open plan kitchen w/ bar top, SS appliances, ample storage. Laundry room in unit, rooftop w/ stunning views.  $1.350M. Homes.com. 718-309-4054

• For Rent – 255 McKibbin Street, #407, Williamsburg - Well-lit Studio loft apt w/ 1 bath, Harwood floors, patio, EIK, pet allowed.  Laundry in building.  $3,900/month. Nooklyn.com. 410-215-5994

• Sold – Bay Ridge – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,178-square-foot house at 260 77th Street for $1.5 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Sunday morning, 38-year-old off-duty NYPD technician Tanesha Shoy was arrested within the confines of the 69th Precinct. She was charged with aggravated harassment.

Events
• Downtown – 10 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio provide update on city’s snow preparedness. OEM, 165 Cadman Plaza East.

• Carroll Gardens – 6:30 p.m. –  Community Board 6 Economic/ Waterfront/ Community Development Committee Meeting. PS 32, 317 Hoyt St.

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December 2nd, 2019 at 9:09 am

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Morning Buzz: Brooklyn pizzeria opens its doors to the hungry, Pastor inspires other her story of learning to walk again

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Friday, November 29

Weather
• Partly cloudy and milder winds. High of 46 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Ronald McDonald balloon had to be removed from the Thanksgiving Parade early due to partial deflation.

• Nearly 40 people were killed in Iraq, on one of the bloodiest days of anti-government protests.

• President Trump made an unannounced visit to the troops in Afghanistan, declaring he reopened peace talks with the Taliban.

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Christmas Tree Lighting  Sat Nov 30th 4-6pm   Free hot chocolate & treats, live musical performances, strolling carolers, Santa Claus in his vintage car and more!  Fifth Avenue @ 4th Street, Park Slope
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Brooklyn News
• A teen was robbed and beaten on the 3 train near Nostrand Avenue.

• A Gowanus pizzeria opened up its doors to those in need this Thanksgiving.

• A Brooklyn pastor who is able to walk for the first time in years is inspiring others to overcome their illnesses.

Politics
• NPR gives us the real story of why we celebrate Thanksgiving on the third Thursday in November.

• The Bloomberg campaign swiped a top staffer from opponent Kamala Harris.

Entertainment
• Social media platform TikTok lifted its ban on a U.S. teen who shared a viral video criticizing China.

• Jennifer Aniston hosted her annual Friendsgiving feast, and she made a special dish just for Jimmy Kimmel.

Buzzing Back

• In 2001 George Harrison, lead guitarist for The Beatles, dies.

• In 1976 movie & TV actress Anna Faris is born in Baltimore, MD.  In 2013, she landed the lead role in this CBS comedy.

Opinion
• TIME discusses the extinction of the small American farmer.

• Do Democrats have a better alternative to impeachment? CNN says they do.

In the Blogs
• If you love music and vintage vinyls, here are six Brooklyn record stores you should visit this Black Friday.

• Williamsburg venue Pete’s Candy Store celebrates 20 years with a weeklong festivities.

Trending in New York
• #NCT127TODAY
• #BlackFriday2019
• #SummertimeShootout3
• #IfWomenWereMenForADay
• Unai Emery

Scoreboard
• • NFL THANKSGIVING LINEUP:
The Bears (6-6) beat out the Detroit Lions (3-8-1), 24 to 20.
The Buffalo Bills (9-3) topped the Dallas Cowboys (6-6), 26 to 15.
The Atlanta Falcons (3-9) fell to the New Orleans Saints (10-2), 26 to 18.

• Giants end Zak DeOssie’s career by putting him on injury reserve.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (4-14) host the Philadelphia 76ers at 7:30 p.m.
• The Nets (9-9) host the Boston Celtics at 12 p.m.
• The Rangers (12-9-2) take on the Boston Bruins at 1 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers cross the bridge into Jersey to face the Devils at 1 p.m.
• The Islanders (16-5-) come up against the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Knicks host the Boston Celtics at 3:30 p.m.
• The Nets take on the Miami Heat at 3 p.m.
• The Giants (2-9) face the Green Bay Packers at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (4-7) head to Cincinnati to play the Bengals at 1 p.m.

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Annual Santa Brunch  Sun Dec 8th 9:30am, 11:30am & 1:30pm  Includes a delicious homemade pancake brunch with Santa, fun crafts, live music, Queen Else and photos with Santa!  Don’t forget your camera.  Get your tickets NOW – they sell out fast!!  Tickets Polish Slavic Center, 176 Java Street, Greenpoint
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Real Estate
A map of the best holiday displays in NYC this year, including the famous “Dyker Heights Lights.”

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Dec 1st 12-1:30pm. 117 N 4th Street, Williamsburg – Semi-detached 8 family home offers 24 BRs, 8 bath, oasis-like backyard, full basement.  $2.999M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Dec 1st 2:30-4pm. 73 Menahan Street, Bushwick – Renovated and fireproof two family home w/ pkg for 2 cars.  6 BRs, 4 bth total.  Finished basement w/ BR, kitchen, bath exits into backyard w/ deck.  $1.225M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• Sold – Brighton Beach – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,150 square-foot apartment at 1311 Brightwater Ave. for $850,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Williamsburg has a spot where you can get a surprisingly satisfying sandwich- and the main ingredient is yogurt.

• The Hi Hi Room in Cobble Hill is a new full-service restaurant from the crew behind Court Street Grocers.

Restaurant ABC’s – Bococa
Grade A – Bahnmigos, 178 Lincoln Pl. Food not cooled by an approved method, Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Rucola, 190 Dean St. Cold food item held above 41º F, Food not cooled by an approved method, Food prepared from ingredients at ambient temperature, Non-food contact surface improperly constructed
Grade C – Freeks Mill, 285 Nevins St. Cold food item held above 41º F,  Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact, Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage, Appropriately scaled metal stem-type thermometer or thermocouple not provided.

Events
Prospect Lefferts Gardens - 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Black Friday Hike: The Midwood Trail.  Prospect Park Boathouse, 101 East Drive

Greenwood Heights – 1 to 3 p.m. – Post Turkey Day Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street

Saturday
Prospect Heights - 10 to 11 a.m. – Make Your Own Evergreen Wreath.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue
Fort Greene – 1 to 2:30 p.m.- Historic New York: Fort Greene.  Fort Greene Visitor Center, Myrtle Ave btwn Washington Park & St. Edward’s Street
Williamsburg – 1 to 8 p.m. – YES Holiday Market.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue
Brooklyn Bridge - 4 p.m. – Bargemusic: Music in Motion.  Fulton Ferry Landing
Park Slope – 4 to 6 p.m. – Christmas Tree Lighting.  Fifth Avenue @ 4th Street
Williamsburg - 8 p.m. – Start Making Sense: A Talking Heads Tribute.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Flatbush - 8 p.m. – Thanksgiving Comedy Fest.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

Sunday
Williamsburg - Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: Free Fallin’ featuring the Music of Tom Petty for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 1 to 3 p.m. – Winter on Flatbush Farm.  Lefferts Historic House, 452 Flatbush Avenue
Flatbush – 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

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December 2nd, 2019 at 9:09 am

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Morning Buzz: College student sexually assaulted in bathroom, City Council bans flavored e-cigarettes

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Wednesday, November 27

Weather
• Cloudy in the morning and showers in the afternoon. High of 56 degrees.

Top Stories
• The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled its first impeachment hearing, and invited Trump to attend in person.

• A winter storm cutting across the country is causing travel delays and headaches ahead of Thanksgiving.

• The New York City Council voted to ban flavored e-cigarettes and approved new regulations on parking placards.

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Kings Cares: Thanksgiving Luncheon 2019 Thurs Nov 28th 12-2pm Join us for our 3rd annual Thanksgiving Luncheon Free Feast in the Kings Theatre Courtyard. Free – Register here. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
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Brooklyn News
• A Kingsborough Community College student was sexually assaulted in the library bathroom.

• A Brooklyn man who ambushed and repeatedly shot a college student gets 20 years to life in prison.

• Residents in a Gravesend building are without heat heading into Thanksgiving.

Politics
• Mayor Pete Buttigieg has leapfrogged Senator Elizabeth Warren in the latestDemocratic primary poll.

• City Council Speaker Corey Johnson scolded Mayor de Blasio for his commentson Mike Bloomberg.

Entertainment
• A revival of “The Proud Family” is reportedly coming to Disney+ in 2020.

• Elizabeth Banks will direct and star in the Universal horror movie “Invisible Woman.”

Buzzing Back

• In 1989, Stevie Wonder joins Paul McCartney on stage in Los Angeles to debut their 1982 duet.

• In 1942, Jimi Hendrix is born in Seattle. He joined the Army in 1959, but was honorably discharged in 1961 after an injury exempted him from duty.

Opinion
• The Wall Street Journal says if Bloomberg LP can’t cover both parties equally, they shouldn’t cover the election at all.

• The Post says cynical insiders exploited the state’s campaign reformcommission.

In the Blogs
• North Brooklyn’s rents are rising the fastest in the city, according to a Streeteasy report.

• A Brooklyn band and real life couple just dropped their new EP, “Little Hits.”

Trending in New York
• Duke
Abel
Godfrey Gao
#EpicCelebrityCageMatch
Goldlink

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (4-13) head to Toronto to face the Raptors at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (9-8) visit the Boston Celtics for a 7 p.m. matchup.

• The Rangers (11-9-2) host the Carolina Hurricanes at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (16-4-2) travel to Los Angeles to play the Kings. Puck drops at 10 p.m.

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Start Making Sense Sat Nov 30th 8pm A Talking Heads Tribute. $15. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg.
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Real Estate
• New York City has seen a decline in eviction proceedings since the passage of New York’s rent laws.

• For Sale – 87 Suydam Street, Bushwick – Six family home on 3 levels, each unit is a 2 BR/ 1 bath.  Fully finished basement.  $1.6M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• For Rent – Williamsburg – 2 BR, 1 bath apt for rent features LR/DR, EIK w/ SS appliances, hardwood flooring, access tobakyard.  Heat & water included.  $2,780/month. ID # 1361344. Carollo Rentals 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Flatlands – A six-bedroom, five-bathroom, 4,400-square-foot house at 1387 East 56th Street for $880,000. Zillow.

Business News
• SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan has resigned, marking the end of a tumultuous year.

• AC Moore is going out of business and will close 145 of its arts-and-crafts stores.

Events
• Bushwick – 9:30 a.m. – Bushwick tenants without heat or hot water rally on eve of Thanksgiving. 321 Harman St.

Bushwick – 11 a.m. – Community members, elected officials distribute cooked turkeys at 6th annual Turkey Fried Mission event. 66 Whipple St.

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November 27th, 2019 at 9:20 am

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Morning Buzz: Commuters serve Thanksgiving meal on the subway, motorcyclist hit by a car in East New York

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Tuesday, November 26

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 58 degrees.

Top Stories
• Governor Cuomo and National Grid announced an agreement that will restore gas service to customers.

• The correction officers accused of slacking off the night Jeffrey Epstein died will face a two week trial starting in April.

• Workers at Amazon’s Staten Island packing facility held a rally over high injury rates on the job.

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Historic New York: Fort Greene  Sat Nov 30th 1-2:30pm Learn why Fort Greene holds a significant place in American history. Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, Myrtle Ave btwn Washington Park & St. Edward’s Street, Fort Greene
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Brooklyn News
• A group of people set up a Thanksgiving table on the L train and served platesto their fellow commuters.

• A motorcyclist is in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle in East New York.

• Residents of a Brooklyn homeless shelter plan to sue the city after they claim they were served expired food.

Politics
• The Supreme Court rejected Adnan Syed’s bid for a new trial based on information uncovered by the podcast “Serial.’

• The impeachment inquiry report will be sent to the judiciary committee for review in early December- and other updates.

Entertainment
• For its 20th anniversary, Zappos is offering an exclusive collection of holiday sweater-themed UGGs.

• Fox Sports already sold out of available commercial time for the upcoming Super Bowl LIV.

Buzzing Back

• In 1941 FDR establishes modern Thanksgiving holiday.

• In 1975 music producer DJ Khaled is born in New Orleans, LA.  In 2012, he received a Grammy nomination for this song.

Opinion
• Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday coming up this week, the Times discusses all things ‘emotional eating.’

• The Daily News published an editorial on NY’s Public Campaign Finance Commission.

In the Blogs
• A mural celebrating the life of late gaming YouTuber Etika was unveiled in Bushwick.

• Brokelyn’s compiled a list of the 10 best cheap things to do this Thanksgiving week.

Trending in New York
Lamar Jackson
Ravens
Melo
#TellTheTruthMSNBC
• Pete Buttigieg Is a Lying MF

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (11-9-2) beat the Minnesota Wild. 3-2.

• The Islanders (16-4-2) were blown away by the Anaheim Ducks, 3-0.

• The Nets (9-8) just beat out the Cleveland Cavaliers, 108-106.

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Post Turkey Day Tour  Fri Nov 29th 1-3pm  Enjoy a walking tour of Green-Wood or send your out-of-town guests on the tour; you can stay home and enjoy some quiet time!  $15  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St, Greenwood Heights
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Real Estate
• Rents in NYC rose at the fastest pace in four years, and in Brooklyn the pace is faster than in any other party of the city.

• For Sale – 360 Furman Street #609, Brooklyn Bridge Park – Stunning 890 s/f condo in full service building with open views has LR, custom chef’s kitchen, 13′ ceilings, washer/dryer in unit, home office space (can be used a BR), solid oak floors.  $1.125M. Homes.com. 718-309-4054 

• For Rent – Bushwick – 3 BR apt features LR, EIK, 1 bath.  Heat, water & gas included.  Ample street parking, close to transit. ID # 1356739  $2,400/month.  Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636  

• Sold – Marine Park – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 900 square-foot apartment at 2265 Gerritsen Ave for $249,000. Zillow.

Technology
• World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee released a bill of rights and obligations to be followed on the internet.

• Uber was denied license renewal in London once again due to safety risks posed to passengers.

Events
Weeksville - 11:35 a.m. – governor Andrew Cuomo distributes turkeys. New Prospect Plaza Community Center, 1831 Sterling Pl.

• Prospect Heights – 5:30 to 7 p.m. OR 8 to 9:30 p.m. – Pies from Scratch: Apple Galette.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue

• Crown Heights – 6 p.m. – NYC Census 2020 organizers host workshop about upcoming census. Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza

Cobble Hill – 7:30 p.m. Cobble Hill Association Fall Meeting. Christ Church Cobble Hill, 326 Clinton St.

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November 26th, 2019 at 9:14 am

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Morning Buzz: Massive water main break in Sunset Park, Bloomberg officially running for president

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Monday, November 25

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 51 degrees.

Top Stories
• Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired the Navy Secretary over his handling of a SEAL discipline case.

• Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade may be in jeopardy due to strong windsexpected on Thursday.

• A Reddit user threatened to bomb Times Square, sparking an investigation by local, state and federal authorities.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical Sun Dec 1st 1pm & 4:30pm TV classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, comes to life this holiday season. TicketsKings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
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Brooklyn News
• A massive water main break in Sunset Park sent water cascading down sidewalks.

• Cyclists in Brooklyn are calling for the city to install more protected bike lanes.

• A boardwalk shop owner is fighting to “save Coney Island’s soul.

Politics
• Michael Bloomberg has officially jumped into the Democratic field for president.

• Joe Biden supporters say he’s struggling in Iowa because of a lack of enthusiasm and a spotty campaign operation.

Entertainment
• Taylor Swift was named “Artist of the Decade” at the American Music Awards. Here’s the full list of winners.

Weekend Box Office
• Frozen II: $127 million
Ford v Ferrari: $16 million
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: $13.5 million
21 Bridges: $9.3 million
Midway: $4.7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1965, Harrods department store in London closed their doors to the public so The Beatles could do their Christmas shopping.

• In 1986, actress Katie Cassidy is born in Los Angeles. She is the daughter of this famous “Partridge” son.

Opinion
• The Times says Trump’s type of bribery scheme is what the founders warned usabout.

• The Post says de Blasio’s claims of school “success” is the result of lowering standards.

In the Blogs
• Bklyner is raising $10,000 for a central Brooklyn food pantry.

• A red Cadillac with Florida license plates and Trump stickers exploded in Carroll Gardens.

Trending in New York
• #AMAs
#SurvivorSeries
#WatchmenHBO
#Married2Men
Ozzy

Scoreboard
• The Nets (8-8) topped the Knicks (4-13) at MSG, 103-101. The Nets head to Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers at 7 p.m.

• The Giants (2-9) lost to the Chicago Bears, 19-14.

• The Jets (4-7) crushed the Oakland Raiders, 34-3.

• The Rangers (10-9-2) host the Minnesota Wild at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (16-3-2) visit the Anaheim Ducks at 10 p.m.

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Sycamore Coat Drive Ongoing until Dec 1st Please consider donating your new or gently used coats for fellow NYers in need. Sycamore Bar & Flower Shop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd., Ditmas Park.
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Real Estate
• Avery Hall Investment’s $29.75 million deal in Gowanus tops the list of mid-market investment sales this week.

• For Sale – 9985 Shore Road #14E, Bay Ridge - 2 BR, 2 bath co-op features extra loft space, abundance of closets, front & rear terrace (5th Floor), pet friendly.  $599,000. Homes.com. 646-698-8323

• For Rent - Bushwick – 3 BR, 2.5 bath duplex apt for rent features LR, DR, EIK w/ SS appliances & microwave, huge backyard, walk-in closets, hardwood flooring. Close to shops & transportation.  $3,800/month. ID # 1359997. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Georgetown – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,068-square-foot condo at 1119 East 73rd Street for $445,000. Zillow.

Events
• Bed-Stuy – 2:30 p.m. – Advocates release report showing demand at soup kitchens and food pantries. Neighbors Together, 2094 Fulton St.

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November 25th, 2019 at 10:01 am

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Morning Buzz: Brooklyn makes list of most expensive U.S. zip codes, Assistant principal wins $25,000 award

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Friday, November 22

Weather
• Mostly cloudy, with showers in the afternoon. High of 57 degrees.

Top Stories
• Two critical witnesses testified in the last scheduled public impeachment hearings. Here is the update.

• Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced indictment in multiplecorruption cases.

• Smugglers cut a massive hole in a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall and drove a truck through it.

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Jonas Brothers  Sat Nov 23rd 7:30pm  “Happiness Begins” Tour.   Tickets  Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Downtown.
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Brooklyn News
• Brooklyn has made it onto PropertyShark’s top 100 most expensive U.S. zip codes list for the first time.

• The assistant principal at a Brooklyn charter school won a $25,000 award.

• Two city jails, one in Boerum Hill and the other on Rikers Island, will be closedin early 2020.

Politics
• Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially filed paperwork with the FEC to run for U.S. president.

• White House Republicans met to discuss a strategy for limiting the ongoing impeachment trial to two weeks.

Entertainment
• Bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark’s new book, “Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry,” deals with the #MeToo movement.

• Rapper A$AP Rocky keeps coming up in impeachment hearings this week, here’s why.

Buzzing Back

• 1997 Michael Hutchence, the 37-year-old lead singer of INXS, was found dead in his hotel room. Since his death, his family has set up a support group to help troubled teens.

• In 1984 movie actress Scarlett Johansson is born in NYC.  In 2012 she was cast as this character in the Marvel movie series.

Opinion
• A Daily News writer ponders the question: Are teachers misusing homework?

• Slate discusses the factors that the e-cigarette bans are getting wrong.

In the Blogs
• Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis blames the increase in crime in Bay Ridge on bail reforms and anti-police rhetoric.

• Brklyner discusses the current state of local news in Brooklyn.

Trending in New York
#CyberTruck
#FridayFeeling
#FridayThoughts
#FridayMotivation
PARTYNEXTDOOR

Scoreboard
• The Indianapolis Cults (6-5) fell to the Houston Texans (7-4) 17 to 20 in Thursday night football.

• The Islanders (16-3-1) beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4 to 3.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Nets (6-8) play the Sacramento Kings at Barclay’s Center, 7:30 p.m.
• The Rangers (9-8-2) are up against the Ottawa Senators at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Knicks (4-11) host the San Diego Spurs at 7:30 p.m.
• The Islanders head to San Jose to play the Sharks at 10:30 p.m.
• The Rangers are off to Montreal to face the Canadiens at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Jets (3-7) host the Oakland Raiders at 1 p.m.
• The Giants (2-8) take on the Chicago Bears at 1 p.m.
• The Nets and Knicks face off 6 p.m. at MSG.

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Autumn Floral Workshop  Sat Nov 23rd 1-4pm Make a Thanksgiving table centerpiece and a second piece to complete your autumn décor.  Pre-Registration Required  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
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Real Estate
• Curbed NY gives you a peek inside the new Made in NY campus in Sunset Park.

OPEN HOUSE – 151 Kingsland Avenue, Greenpoint – Fully renovated two family corner brick property is move-in ready!  1st flr has 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, basement/rec room.  2nd flr has 4 BRs, 1 bath, roof deck patio.  $1.350M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

OPEN HOUSE – 957 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood – Extra large 6 family brick has 6 apts – each unit is a 3 BR/ 1 bath.  Large backyard, full basement w/ separate bike storage.  $1.549M Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• Sold – Bay Ridge – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 900 square-foot apartment at 8701 Shore Rd. for $405,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• A popular Philadelphia fried chicken joint, which has been open for less than a year, just launched a new location in Greenpoint.

• Greenpoint just gained a new Pierogi cafe, courtesy of two of Poland’s most renowned dumpling makers.

Restaurant ABC’s – Clinton Hill
Grade A – Madanim, 864 Bedford Ave., Food not cooled by an approved method, Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.
Grade B – Black Swan, 1048 Bedford Ave., Evidence of mice, Food not protected from potential source of contamination, Facility not vermin proof, Food contact surface not properly maintained.
Grade C – Kennedy Fried Chicken, 433 Dekalb Ave., Cold food item held above 41º F, Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment.

Events
Downtown Brooklyn – 11 a.m. – “Plantsgiving” healthy foods-based distribution. Old Fulton Alley, 209 Joralemon St.

Flatbush – 9 p.m. – French DJ & performer Gesaffelstein.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

Saturday
Prospect Lefferts Gardens - 1 to 4 p.m. – Autumn Foral Workshop.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue
Downtown – 4 p.m.- Bargemusic: Music in Motion.  Fulton Ferry Landing near Brooklyn Bridge
Downtown – 7:30 p.m. – Jonas Brothers perform.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue
Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Gladys Knight performs.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue
Manhattan Beach – 8 p.m. – Cumparsita: The Tango. On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.

Sunday
Prospect Heights – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. OR 2 to 4 p.m. – Let’s Make Croquembouche!  (holiday dessert). Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue
Williamsburg - Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of the Grateful Dead for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Park Slope – 4 to 5:30 p.m. – The Park Slope Chamber Players – Album Release Concert.  Old Stone House, 336 Third Avenue

Written by BKTicker

November 22nd, 2019 at 8:56 am

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Morning Buzz: 50 cars vandalized in Bay Ridge, Pentagon official pokes hole in another key GOP defense of Trump

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Thursday, November 21

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 52 degrees.

Top Stories
• After Gordon Sondland’s damning testimony, a Pentagon official undercut another key GOP defense at yesterday’s impeachment hearings.

• With no clear frontrunner among the Democratic presidential candidates, they resisted they urge to attack in last night’s debate.

• One of the Manhattan prison guards arrested in connection with Jeffrey Epstein’s death is willing to dish on the pedophile’s suicide.

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Thanksgiving 2019  Thurs Nov 28th Noon – 8:30pm Offering a three-course prix fixe menu for $75.  Click here for the menu. Make your reservations now. The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park
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Brooklyn News
• A reputed gangbanger was arrested with a semiautomotic weapon at his Crown Heights home.

• Concerned residents sounded off at a precinct community council meeting last night after more than 50 cars were vandalized along Shore Road in Bay Ridge.

• A Brooklyn community board is pressing the MTA to open a shuttered subway entrance at Nostrand and Bedord avenues.

Politics
• Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, who represents parts of Queens and Brooklyn, became the first female chair of the House Oversight Committee.

• Two current office holders in northeast Queens will face challengers in next year’s elections.

Entertainment
• A 70s-era stripper who went by the name of “Tanqueray” is stealing the spotlight on the already-popular Humans of New York blog.

• The new movie Ford v. Ferrari plays fast and loose with the facts, but some of its most unbelievable details are 100 percent true.

Buzzing Back

• In 1980, millions tune in to find out who shot J.R.

• In 2000, actress Isabel May is born in Santa Monica, California. She plays Veronica Duncan, Georgie’s love interest on this show.

Opinion
• The Brooklyn Downtown Star writes that Mayor Bill de Blasio has no business criticizing Michael Bloomberg for his policing policies while mayor of NYC.

• A south Queens state senator argues in the Greenpoint Star that the state is losing tens of millions of dollars by refusing to adopt mobile sports betting.

In the Blogs
• A new membership club and workspace with people of color in mind has opened its doors in East Williamsburg.

• A GoFundMe has been created to cover lost wages and fines for the churro vendors arrested in a Brooklyn subway station.

Trending in New York
#DemDebate
Clippers
Joe Biden
Tinashe
Steyer

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (4-11) fell to the 76ers, 109-104.

• The nets (6-8) topped the Hornets, 101-91.

• The Rangers (9-8-2) downed the Capitals, 4-1.

• St. John’s (4-1) rolled past Columbia, 82-63.

• The Islanders (15-3-1) host the Penguins in Brooklyn. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• Indianapolis (6-4) and Houston (6-4) meet in a big Thursday Night Football matchup at 8:20 p.m. The Texans are 3.5-point favorites.

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Sycamore Coat Drive Ongoing until Dec 1st   Please consider donating your new or gently used coats for fellow NY’ers in need. Sycamore Bar & Flower Shop, 1118 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park
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Real Estate
• OMA has broken ground on its Tetris-like towers at Greenpoint Landing.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Nov 23rd 12-1:30pm. 379 Manhattan Avenue, Williamsburg – Two family offers 5 BRs, 2.5 bath, 2nd flr is a duplex delivered vacant. Private backyard. $1.599M. Crifasi Real Estate (718) 757-1360

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Nov 24th 1-3pm. 15 St. Johns Road, Ridgewood – Renovated two family offers 4BRS, 3 bath, hardwood floors. Fenced backyard, laundry room. $1.2M. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188 

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 625-square-foot apartment at 364 Lafayette Avenue in Clinton Hill for $585,000.

Style & Fashion
• Emily Ratajkowski designed a new skirt suit that is decidedly NSFW and it’s flying off the shelves.

Friends may or may not be returning, but Vogue says Jennifer Aniston’s chic 90’s style is worth revisiting.

Events
• Bay Ridge – 10 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio makes announcement about college enrollment. High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology, 350 67th Street

Ditmas Park - 11 a.m. – Erasmus High School culinary students shop for Flatbush Community Thanksgiving Feast. Stop & Shop, 1009 Flatbush Ave.

Downtown – 11 a.m. – DA Eric Gonzalez and DOB commissioner Melanie La Rocca announce results of long-term investigation. DA’s Office, 350 Jay St.

Bed-Stuy – 11:30 a.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer visits annual senior Thanksgiving lunch. Brooklyn Collegiate Prep, 2021 Bergen St.

Clinton Hill – 1:30 p.m. – Stringer visits 88th Precinct’s annual senior Thanksgiving lunch. Brown Memorial Baptist Church, 484 Washington Ave.

• East New York – 2 p.m. – Mets Sixth Annual Turkey Giveaway. Agape Food Rescue, 1386 Sutter Ave.

• East Midwood – 4:30 p.m. – Elected officials host Thanksgiving turkey giveaway. Plaza Auto Mall, 2740 Nostrand Ave.

Downtown – 5 to 6 p.m. – Holiday Lighting Party: Downtown Brooklyn Gets Lit! Albee Square

Red Hook – 6 p.m. – Red Hook East & West Update Meeting. Miccio Center, 110 West 9th St.

Flatbush – 6 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attend “Life of Hope” turkey giveaway. Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School, 710 E. 37th St.

• Prospect Heights – 6:30 p.m. – CB6 Transportation/Public Safety Committee Meeting. 78th Precinct, 65 6th Ave.

• Marine Park – 7:30 p.m. – Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association Meeting. Carmine Carro Community Center, 3000 Fillmore Ave.

Flatbush - 8 p.m. – FKA Twigs performs. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

Written by BKTicker

November 21st, 2019 at 9:16 am

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Morning Buzz: Burglar caught on video prying open safe, Maloney to lead House Oversight

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Wednesday, November 20

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing JUUL over its marketing tactics aimed at teens.

• After months of pressure, Governor Cuomo will release $60 million in state spending on 2020 Census outreach.

• Subway workers are threatening a holiday slowdown as the MTA contract talksheat up.

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Holiday Lighting Party: Downtown Brooklyn Gets Lit! Thurs Nov 21st 5-6pm We’re kicking off the holiday season – Brooklyn style! Join us for special guest performances and the countdown to holiday lights ON. Albee Sq.
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Brooklyn News
• A burglar was caught on video prying open a safe at a taxi medallion broker’s office in Midwood.

• Police released an image of the masked man who vandalized more than 50 parked cars in Bay Ridge.

• Prosecutors say they have more than enough evidence to convict a suspect in the murder of a Brooklyn pizzeria owner.

Politics
• House Democrats are tapping Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney to be the first female Oversight Committee chair.

• Disgraced ex-pol Hiram Monserrate is taking steps to run for office again, this time against Assemblyman Jeff Aubry.

Entertainment
• Emilia Clarke opened up about her “terrifying” nude scenes on “Game of Thrones” and the pressure she felt to please fans.

• Netflix has ordered a follow-up series for the History show “Vikings” set 100 years after the end of the original show.

Buzzing Back

• In 1967, a 19-year-old Arlo Guthrie releases this album, which would lead the 60’s generation into social consciousness and activism.

• In 1971, actor and comedian Joel McHale is born in Rome. He is best known as the host of this pop culture show.

Opinion
• USA Today says Trump’s Ukraine scandal is not just another partisan debate, but an abuse of power.

• Seth Barron predicts in the Post that Bloomberg will soon apologize for everything else he did right as mayor.

In the Blogs
• Donate canned food to north Brooklyn’s holiday food drive until December 18.

• These Brooklyn neighborhoods complain the most about dog poop, according to a new study.

Trending in New York
• #SuperMinNYC
Melo
#ThisIsUs
#WWEBackstage
#HistoryWillRememberTrump

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (15-3-1) topped the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime, 5-4.

• The Knicks (4-10) visit the Philadelphia 76ers at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (5-8) host the Charlotte Hornets in Brooklyn. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (8-8-2) welcome the Washington Capitals to MSG at 8 p.m.

• Carmelo Anthony, who officially signed with the Portland Trail Blazers, will wear No. 00.

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The Park Slope Chamber Players – Album Release Concert Sun Nov 24th 4-5:30pm Celebrating the release of their new album, bringing you classical and contemporary music. Tickets. Old Stone House, 336 Third Ave.
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Real Estate
• The city will turn 14 more cluster sites into affordable housing, providing homes for 200 homeless families.

• For Sale – 1013 Hart Street, Bushwick – Charming two family brick w/ backyard.  1st floor is a 1 BR + office. 2nd flr is a 2 BR w/ office. EIKs, LRs,FDRs.  $899,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• For Sale – 1019 8th Avenue #2, Park Slope – Large 5 room condo has 1 BR (convertible to 2-3 BRs) 1 bath, master suite, new kitchen & bath.  Convenient location, near all.  $1.125M. Homes.com. 718-309-4054

• Sold – Canarsie – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,800-square-foot house at 559 East 83rd Street for $680,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Netflix stock is holding steady in the wake of the Disney+ launch.

• Google is entering the gaming industry with the launch of the cloud-based streaming service Stadia.

Events
Greenpoint – 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Small Business Expo. Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble St.

• Mill Basin – 12:15 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams joins Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway event. Kings Plaza Shopping Center, 5100 Kings Plaza.

Williamsburg – 1 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio signs legislation establishing commercial waste zones. El Puente, 211 South 4th St.

Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – “Where It All Began” A Duane Allman Tribute. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

Flatbush – 8 p.m. – FKA Twig performs. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

Written by BKTicker

November 20th, 2019 at 9:28 am

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