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Wednesday, October 7

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of 76 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump rejected the Democrats’ COVID-19 relief aid offer, and says there will be no deal until after the election.

• Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen has died of cancer at 65 years old.

• Governor Cuomo unveiled a plan to close non-essential businesses and limit religious gatherings in COVID-19 “clusters.”

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Brooklyn News
• A 20-year-old driver died in a crash with a U.S. Postal Service truck in East New York.

• Friends and colleagues hosted a vigil in Sunset Park for a nurse who was killedin a crash with a motorcycle.

• Students and parents at a Marine Park Catholic school protested the state’s decision to shut down the site due to COVID-19 hotspots.

Politics
• Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller tested positive for coronavirus.

• Biden says the second presidential debate shouldn’t take place if Trump still has COVID-19.

Entertainment
• The release for “Jurassic World: Dominion” has been pushed back to 2022.

• Comedy powerhouse The Second City is being put up for sale. 

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Outdoor Films: Paris is Burning Wed Oct 7th 8pm The hallowed documentary chronicling ball culture in the late 80s New York City. $10. Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave., Ridgewood.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1971, Michael Jackson‘s first solo single, was released by Motown Records and would top the Cashbox Sellers list reaching #4.

• In 1974, actress Allison Munn is born in Columbia, SC. She played Caroline in this 1998 Fox comedy.

Opinion
• The Times endorses Joe Biden for president, saying he’s the leader the nation needs right now.

• The Post bids good riddance to Andy King and his bogus claim he was expelledfrom the City Council due to racism.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn Bridge Park is hosting a “Movies with a View” trivia event.

• The illegal dumping on Farragut Road in East Flatbush is out of control.

Trending in New York
• LeBron
Happ
Stanton
Stephen Miller
Van Halen

Scoreboard
• The Yankees fell to the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 2 of the ALDS, 7-5. They play Game 3 tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat, 102-96, to take a commanding 3-1 series lead in the NBA Finals.

• Rangers selected Canadian phenom Alexis Lafreniere with the first pick in the NHL Draft.

• The Seattle Storm swept the Las Vegas Aces to win their second WNBA title in three years.

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Real Estate
• Hotels across the country are pivoting to become offices as a way to survive the pandemic.

• For Sale – 534 Graham Avenue, Unit 16R, Greenpoint – Gut renovated 2 BR, 1 bath co-op features hardwood floors, SS appliances, built-in closets.  Low maintenance includes heat, hot water & taxes.  Pets allowed w/ board approval.  $359,000. Realtor.com.

• Sold – East New York – A six-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,000-square-foot house at 345 Montauk Avenue for $867,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Levi’s shares surged as online sales jumped, offsetting other revenue declines.

• Southwest Airlines has asked its unionized workers to take pay cuts in an effort to stave off layoffs and furloughs.

Events
• Noon – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams discusses mayor, governor’s efforts to address COVID-19 spikes. Register here.

Ridgewood/Bushwick- 8 p.m. – Outdoor Films: Paris is Burning.  $10 Nowdays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.

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October 7th, 2020 at 10:13 am

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Morning Buzz: State shuts down schools in COVID-19 hotspots; Brooklyn nurse fatally struck by motorcycle

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Tuesday, October 6

Weather
• Mostly sunny skies with a high of 71 degrees.

Top Stories
• President Trump left the hospital for the White House to continue his coronavirus treatment, amid mysteries surrounding the condition of his health.

• Governor Cuomo shut down schools in nine Brooklyn and Queens zip codes experiencing upticks in COVID-19, but will hold off on closing businesses.

• Disgraced former Bronx city councilman Andy King filed a suit against the city after he was booted from the legislative body over ethics violations.

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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn nurse was fatally struck by a motorbike in Sunset Park while cycling home from work at NYU Langone.

• This 16-year-old opened her own beauty supply store in Flatbush last month.

• The Brooklyn Hospital Center  in Fort Greene is proposing a $1 billion plan to redevelop the facility so it can continue to serve the community.

Politics
•  White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and two of her deputies have tested positive for COVID-19.

• The Supreme Court turned away an appeal from former Kentucky country clerk Kim Davis who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Entertainment
• Dolly Parton is considering celebrating her 75th birthday by posing for Playboy.

Lana Del Rey is facing criticism after she wore a mesh face mask to an in-person book signing with fans

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Studio 54: Night Magic. Running till Nov 8th  Studio 54: Night Magic traces the radiant history, social politics, and trailblazing aesthetics of the most iconic nightclub of all time.  Tickets. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights
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Buzzing Back

• In 1973, Cher had the top tune with this song, which was written especially for her, after claiming to be 1/16 Cherokee on her mother’s side.

• In 1990 movie actress Scarlett Byrne is born in England.  She became known for her role as Pansy Parkinson in this film franchise.

Opinion
• NBC argues Trump’s motorcade to greet supporters while undergoing hospital treatment for COVID-19 shows the dangers of toxic masculinity.

• Op-ed contributors for USA Today believe that despite doubts, voting by mail protects U.S. democracy and American families.

In the Blogs
• A Bushwick nurse was named as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in 2020″ by Time Magazine.

Trending in New York
• White House
• GLOW
• Cuomo
• Bill O’Brien
• trisha paytas

Scoreboard
• The Yankees topped the Tampa Bay Rays for Game 1, 9 to 3. They take on the Rays for Game 2 at 8 p.m.

• The Lakers (2-1) play the Miami Heat in Game 4 of the NBA Finals at 9 p.m.

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Real Estate
• The condo boards of three luxury developments along the Williamsburg waterfront are suing the city for upwards of $2 million.

• For Sale – 71 Village Road #5F, Gravesend - 2 BR, 2 bath condo in elevator building has kitchen w/ granite countertops & SS appliances, master suite w/private bath & balcony, 1 parking space, roof top deck & gym.  $698,000. Homes.com 917-288-1668

• Sold – Kensington – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 900 square-foot apartment at 135 Ocean Pkwy. for $477,000. Zillow.

Technology
• With Facebook keeping its data secret, Conservative claims of bias on the platform persist, but evidence suggests that is not the case.

• As the job market collapses, Gen Z Is taking their resumes to TikTok.

Events
• No Events of Note.

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October 6th, 2020 at 8:52 am

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Morning Buzz: Mayor proposes shutdown in COVID hotspots, Child struck by minivan critically injured

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Monday, October 5

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 69 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump’s doctor said the president is doing well enough to leave early, despite previously being on oxygen and given a steroid drug meant for the very sick.

• Medical experts criticized Trump for leaving his hospital room to go on a car ridepast his supporters.

• New York City is moving to close schools, restaurants and other non-essential businesses in nine COVID-19 hotspots.

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Brooklyn News
• A four-year-old boy was critically injured after being struck by a driver in a minivan in Gerritsen Beach.

• Friends mourned the death of a nurse who was fatally struck by a motorcyclist while biking home from a Brooklyn hospital.

• Bath Beach residents demanded safer streets after a seven-year-old girl was fatally struck by an armored truck.

Politics
• A Reuters poll showed Joe Biden leading by 10 points, as the majority of Americans say Trump could have avoided the coronavirus.

• Senate Democrats want the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to be postponed.

Entertainment
• Thomas Jefferson Byrd, an actor in several Spike Lee films, was killed in Atlanta.

• “This Is Us” actress Chrissy Metz went Instagram official with her boyfriendBradley Collins.

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True Crime in NYC at the Turn of the 20th Century - Online Class Mon Oct 5th 6:30pm NYC at the turn of the century – unsolved murders, mob assination and daring heists – learn about some of the most shocking crimes of the time! $5Presented by Brooklyn Brainery.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1967, this song by The Association’s reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2001, this record was listed as the second most played song, with over seven million radio plays.

• In 1975, actress Kate Winslet is born in England. She is best known for playing Rose in this 1997 classic movie.

Opinion
• USA Today says the American people need to know the truth about President Trump’s COVID-19 illness.

• The Daily News says saving basic services is critical to bringing back New York.

In the Blogs
• Local historian Geoff Cobb writes about how the Williamsburg Bridge changed the culture of north Brooklyn.

• A tree that fell in Ditmas Park due to Tropical Storm Isaias is still there.

Trending in New York
• Jimmy Butler
#LovecraftCountry
#RHOP
Secret Service
Eagles

Scoreboard
• The Giants (0-4) fell to the Los Angeles Rams, 17-9.

• The Miami Heat topped the Los Angeles Lakers, 115-104, to win Game 3 of the NBA Finals. LA still leads the series 2-1.

• The Yankees take on the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the ALDS. First pitch is at 8:07 p.m.

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Real Estate
• The affordable housing lottery has launched for Sea Breeze Tower, a 20-story residential development in Coney Island.

• For Sale – 69 Devoe Street, Williamsburg - Rare 4 family delivered vacant. 6 BRs, 4 bath total. Close to all trendy cafes & restaurants, waterfront w/ views of Manhattan, seasonal venues for outdoor concerts & food markets.  $2.080M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Windsor Terrace – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 900-square-foot condo at 135 Ocean Parkway for $477,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On early Saturday morning, in front of 253 Bushwick Avenue, a 31-year-old man was struck by a black Lincoln MKX. The driver failed to stop and continued northbound on Bushwick Avenue. The victim was transported to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition.

• On early Saturday morning, off-duty NYPD police officer Joseph King, 35, was arrested within the confines of the 61st Precinct. He was charged with DWI, DWAI and refusal to take a breath test.

Events
6:30 p.m. – True Crime in NYC at the Turn of the 20th Century. $5. Presented by Brooklyn Brainery.

Written by BKTicker

October 5th, 2020 at 9:10 am

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Morning Buzz: Mayor proposes shutdown in COVID hotspots, Child struck by minivan critically injured

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Monday, October 5

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 69 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump’s doctor said the president is doing well enough to leave early, despite previously being on oxygen and given a steroid drug meant for the very sick.

• Medical experts criticized Trump for leaving his hospital room to go on a car ridepast his supporters.

• New York City is moving to close schools, restaurants and other non-essential businesses in nine COVID-19 hotspots.

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Brooklyn News
• A four-year-old boy was critically injured after being struck by a driver in a minivan in Gerritsen Beach.

• Friends mourned the death of a nurse who was fatally struck by a motorcyclist while biking home from a Brooklyn hospital.

• Bath Beach residents demanded safer streets after a seven-year-old girl was fatally struck by an armored truck.

Politics
• A Reuters poll showed Joe Biden leading by 10 points, as the majority of Americans say Trump could have avoided the coronavirus.

• Senate Democrats want the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to be postponed.

Entertainment
• Thomas Jefferson Byrd, an actor in several Spike Lee films, was killed in Atlanta.

• “This Is Us” actress Chrissy Metz went Instagram official with her boyfriendBradley Collins.

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True Crime in NYC at the Turn of the 20th Century - Online Class Mon Oct 5th 6:30pm NYC at the turn of the century – unsolved murders, mob assination and daring heists – learn about some of the most shocking crimes of the time! $5Presented by Brooklyn Brainery.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1967, this song by The Association’s reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2001, this record was listed as the second most played song, with over seven million radio plays.

• In 1975, actress Kate Winslet is born in England. She is best known for playing Rose in this 1997 classic movie.

Opinion
• USA Today says the American people need to know the truth about President Trump’s COVID-19 illness.

• The Daily News says saving basic services is critical to bringing back New York.

In the Blogs
• Local historian Geoff Cobb writes about how the Williamsburg Bridge changed the culture of north Brooklyn.

• A tree that fell in Ditmas Park due to Tropical Storm Isaias is still there.

Trending in New York
• Jimmy Butler
#LovecraftCountry
#RHOP
Secret Service
Eagles

Scoreboard
• The Giants (0-4) fell to the Los Angeles Rams, 17-9.

• The Miami Heat topped the Los Angeles Lakers, 115-104, to win Game 3 of the NBA Finals. LA still leads the series 2-1.

• The Yankees take on the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the ALDS. First pitch is at 8:07 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

Real Estate
• The affordable housing lottery has launched for Sea Breeze Tower, a 20-story residential development in Coney Island.

• For Sale – 69 Devoe Street, Williamsburg - Rare 4 family delivered vacant. 6 BRs, 4 bath total. Close to all trendy cafes & restaurants, waterfront w/ views of Manhattan, seasonal venues for outdoor concerts & food markets.  $2.080M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Windsor Terrace – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 900-square-foot condo at 135 Ocean Parkway for $477,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On early Saturday morning, in front of 253 Bushwick Avenue, a 31-year-old man was struck by a black Lincoln MKX. The driver failed to stop and continued northbound on Bushwick Avenue. The victim was transported to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition.

• On early Saturday morning, off-duty NYPD police officer Joseph King, 35, was arrested within the confines of the 61st Precinct. He was charged with DWI, DWAI and refusal to take a breath test.

Events
6:30 p.m. – True Crime in NYC at the Turn of the 20th Century. $5. Presented by Brooklyn Brainery.

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October 5th, 2020 at 9:02 am

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Morning Buzz: Wells Fargo customers say bank froze their mortgage payments without permission; Two subway station renamed for Medgar Evans College

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Friday, October 2

Weather
• Showers in the morning with a high of 65 degrees.

Top Stories
• President Trump and the First Lady will begin a “quarantine process” after Hope Hicks tested positive for COVID-19.

• About 1,600 Wells Fargo customers said the bank froze their mortgage payments without their requests.

• Governor Cuomo announced a new smartphone app that can alert residents if they’ve come in contact with someone who’s tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Brooklyn News
• Two Brooklyn subway stations were officially renamed for Medgar Evers College.

• In reaction to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the Orthodox Jewish community of Borough Park, the city put dozens of contact tracers on the streets.

• Public Advocate Jumaane Williams addressed absentee ballot issues after nearly 100,000 were sent out to Brooklyn voters with the wrong information.

Politics
• The Trump administration has informed Congress it intends to accept only 15,000 refugees this fiscal year, a new historic low for the US.

• The House passed a $2.2 trillion Democratic coronavirus stimulus plan, as negotiations with White House struggle on.

Entertainment
• Festival of Cinema NYC hosts a drive-in film fest at the St. John’s University parking lot this weekend.

• The “South Park” pandemic special did not hold back on mocking 2020.

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Brooklyn Flea. Every Saturday 10am to 5 pm. Vintage items, jewelry, clothing and more! Strict guidelines in effect. Manhattan Bridge Archway, 80 Pearl Street, Dumbo
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Buzzing Back

• In 1971 Rod Stewart enjoyed a two sided, US number one record with this Side A song and this Side B song.

• In 1950 entrepreneur Harvey Levin is born in Los Angeles, CA. He is a former lawyer and founder of this entertainment website.

Opinion
• USA Today says Americans should ignore election forecasts and go out and vote.

• The Daily News details how it believes Bill De Blasio fumbled the Rikers replacement plan.

In the Blogs
• Williamsburg restaurant Gertie is relaunching this fall with an emphasis on Jewish comfort food.

• After a mixed bag of outcomes online, Brooklyn’s flea vendors are headed backto DUMBO.

Trending in New York
• Hope Hicks
• Sam Darnold
• Nicki
• Kyrie
• Memphis

Scoreboard
• The Jets (0-4) fell to the Denver Broncos, 28 to 37.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Lakers play the Heat in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Tip off is 9 p.m.
Saturday
• UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. Aldana. Main Card starts at 10:30 p.m.
Sunday
• The Giants (0-3) head to L.A. to face the Rams at 4 p.m.
• Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Lakers vs. Heat, begins at 7:30 p.m.

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Real Estate
• The Linwood Park Apartments, a new affordable rental building in East New York, has officially opened to residents.

OPEN HOUSE -Sun Oct 4th 1-2:30pm – 176 Skillman Avenue,Williamsburg- Six family building in prime location offers 6 BRs, 6 bath, close to schools, shopping  & restaurants. Large yard to entertain or expand. $2.2M. Eliot Hill Realty.  917-209-5686

OPEN HOUSE  – Sun Oct 4th 1-2:30pm – 415 Argyle Road, Unit 7T, Ditmas Park - King-sized 1 BR, 1 bath top floor co-op features combo LR/ kitchen w/ SS appliances, customized a/c units. Elevator building w/ live-in Super, laundry room, common BBQ area, parking available.  $449,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

• Sold – East New York - A five-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,000 square foot two family home at 709 Schenck Ave. for $825,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Thousands of meals from out-of-work street vendors were distributed to hungry New Yorkers at sites in Brooklyn through a seven week program.

• Williamsburg’s Bathhouse Kitchen is welcoming diners back inside, after serving healthy outdoor meals since summer.

Restaurant ABC’s – Sheepshead Bay
Grade A – Aziza 7 Cafe, 2113 Ave. Z. Evidence of mice; Food not cooled by an approved method; Cold food item held above 41º F.
Grade B – Pho Hoai Restaurant, 1906 Avenue U. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Flaming Grill And Modern Buffet, 3839 Nostrand Ave. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room; Food not protected from potential source of contamination.

Events
6 p.m. – Inspiring Young Minds – Annual Prep School Fair. – Jr. Boarding Panel.Free & Open to the Public. 

Saturday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Inspiring Young Minds Annual Prep School Fair.  Free & Open to the Public.
Dumbo - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Brooklyn Flea.  Manhattan Bridge Archway, 60 Pearl Street
Various Locations – Noon to 8 p.m. – Brooklyn Taste “From Prospect to Crown Heights”.  Tickets 
4 p.m. – Josh Groban – The Virtual Concert Series. $65 Click here for Livestream Concert Pass.

Sunday
• 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Inspiring Young Minds Annual Prep School Fair.  Free & Open to the Public.
Boerum Hill – 7:30 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Black Panther.  Parklife, 636 Degraw Street

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October 2nd, 2020 at 9:13 am

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Morning Buzz: COVID-19 cases in Brooklyn continue to rise, Indoor dining returns to the city

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Thursday, October 1

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 74.

Top Stories
• Indoor dining returned to New York City yesterday, as restaurants were allowed to welcome back customers at 25 percent capacity.

• American and United Airlines will furlough a combined 32,000 workers as they wait for stimulus relief from the federal government.

• The Test and Trace program has few members who can speak Yiddish as the city tries to control a coronavirus outbreak in the Jewish Orthodox community.

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Brooklyn News
• The COVID-19 spike in Brooklyn continues to grow at an alarming rate. Businesses in Borough Park are trying to adjust to the outbreak.

• A Brooklyn man is demanding to know the identity of the Secret Service agent who shot and killed his dog while he was walking it in Windsor Terrace.

• Borough President Eric Adams honored over 80 people he called “COVID-19 heroes” for their work during the pandemic.

Politics
• The City Council will vote on Monday whether or not to eject their colleague Andy King of the Bronx over several ethics violations.

• Facebook has rejected ads from the Trump campaign that target refugees.

Entertainment
• A Shelter Island resident is suing the town for allowing Beyonce to film part of her visual album “Black is King” at a historic site there.

• Chrissy Teigen shared that she had a miscarriage in a heartbreaking Instagram post.

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Chelsea Clinton presents: “She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game”. Thurs Oct 1st 5pm. Chelsea Clinton introduces readers to women who have excelled in their sports because of their persistence. Hosted by Greenlight Bookstores. $25-$35
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Buzzing Back

• In 1956, after test audiences have a negative reaction to Elvis dying at the end of the film Love Me Tender, The King is called back to re-shoot the scene.

• In 1930, actor Richard Harris is born in Ireland. Early in his career he portrayed the emperor in this movie starring Russell Crowe.

Opinion
• An op-ed contributor writes in the Queens Examiner that the city’s confusing rules surrounding COVID-19 are crippling the economy and hurting residents.

• With the recent debacle surrounding absentee ballots, a columnist for the Greenpoint Star argues people should begin making their voting plans now.

In the Blogs
• Now the city is monitoring a spike in COVID-19 cases in Williamsburg.

• A mural on a wall in Bushwick will display over 20,000 lies told by PresidentDonald Trump.

Trending in New York
Yankees
Lakers
Chrissy
#October1st
Halloween

Scoreboard
• The Yankees are moving on to the next round of the playoffs after defeating the Indians, 10-9.

• The Lakers beat the Heat, 116-98, to take a 1-0 lead in the NBA Finals. Game two is tomorrow night at 9 p.m.

• The Jets (0-3) host the Broncos (0-3) in a Thursday Night Football matchup. Kick-off is at 8:20 p.m.

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Real Estate
• A local realtor gives advice in the Downtown Star on whether the market has rebounded enough for you to consider selling your home.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 3rd 3:30-5pm & Sun Oct 4th 4-5pm (By Appt Only) – 181 Irving Avenue – Four-family with four 2BR/1B apts. Two commercial spaces, basement, yard. $2.999M Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 3rd 12-1pm (By Appt Only) – 88 Conselyea Street, #A1 – Renovated 3 BR/2B duplex condo near McCarren Park, transportation and bars & restaurants. $969,000 Capri Jet Realty 346-450-3577

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,064-square-foot duplex at 1126 66th Street in Dyker Heights for $600,000.

Style & Fashion
• The tiny bag is hot right now, and ForBitches is the sauciest brand in the game.

• “Calliata” singer Bad Bunny just unveiled his new collaboration with Crocs. Here’s where to buy them and how much they will set you back.

Events
DUMBO – 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Bridge Conservancy presents “Conservancy Day of Celebration” Activities schedule & Free Registration.

• Borough Park – 1 to 5 p.m. – Free Mask Distribution Event. Boro Park Jewish Center, 1310 46th St.

Crown Heights – 3:30 p.m. – Medger Evers College subway station renaming ceremony. Nostrand Ave. & President St.

• 8 p.m. - Chelsea Clinton presents: “She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game.”   $25-$35. Presented by Greenlight Bookstores.

8 p.m. - Brooklyn Black Tie Ball Goes Virtual. RSVP here. Brooklyn Bridge Conservancy’s 5th Birthday Celebration of their Environmental  Education Center.

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October 2nd, 2020 at 9:12 am

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Morning Buzz: Brooklyn man’s ex charged for his murder, NYPD officer allegedly assaulted girlfriend

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Wednesday, September 30

Weather
• Rain in the morning but sunny in the afternoon. High of 72 degrees.

Top Stories
• The first presidential debate between Trump and Biden devolved into a chaotic and bitter showdown as the president kept interrupting.

• An alarming uptick in COVID-19 rates in New York City prompt Mayor de Blasio to launch a mask crackdown.

• New York City’s Board of Elections was blasted for a series of blunders with mail-in ballots.

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Brooklyn News
• The ex-girlfriend of a slain Brooklyn father was charged for allegedly killing him.

• A Brooklyn NYPD officer was busted for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.

• Cops chased down a deer on the loose in Gravesend.

Politics
• The City Council’s ethics and standards committee recommended expelling Councilman Andy King for multiple accusations of misconduct.

• The Working Families Party has endorsed four Latina candidates for City Council in 2021.

Entertainment
• A “Lion King” sequel is in the works with director Barry Jenkins.

• NBC and Gabrielle Union have reached a settlement over her “America’s Got Talent” complaints.

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Outdoor Cinema: Black Panther Wed Sept 30th 8:30pm This year, we’ve decided to forgo Viewer’s Choice options and instead will play an encore screening of Black Panther in memory of Chadwick Boseman (weather permitting). Parklife, 636 Degraw St., Boerum Hill.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1987, John Lennon receives a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where fans still gather on the anniversary of his death.

• In 2002, dancer Maddie Ziegler is born in Pittsburgh, PA. She gained national attention after she appeared in this 2014 music video by Sia.

Opinion
• The Times says Cuomo and de Blasio need to show a united front tackling coronavirus hotspots.

• Ricardo Aca, a DACA recipient, reflects on what Trump’s tax bill and his own say about America.

In the Blogs
• The 13th annual Bushwick Film Festival will offer a full slate of programming in addition to 100 independent films.

Bathhouse Kitchen in Williamsburg is relaunching with indoor dining.

Trending in New York
• John Cena
Philadelphia
Bernie
Herman Cain
White Supremacy

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (1-0) topped the Cleveland Indians in the first game of the Wild Card series, 12-3. They play again tomorrow in Cleveland at 7:08 p.m.

• The Miami Heat face off against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals at 9 p.m.

• The Rangers are buying out Henrik Lundqvist in a bittersweet end of an era.

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Real Estate
• Brooklyn developers Joseph Brunner and Abe Mandel were hit with a foreclosure lawsuit.

• For Sale – 4703 Bay Parkway, Midwood – 2,400 s/f one family home offers 5 BRs, 4.5 bath, den,large LR w/ fireplace, EIK, den, 2-car garage,  central a/c.  $2.7M. Homes.com  347-943-8446

• Sold – Bath Beach – A nine-bedroom, six-bathroom, 3,600-square-foot house at 115 Bay 23rd Street for $2.08 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Disney will lay off about 28,000 parks unit employees due to the hit they’ve taken from the coronavirus.

• Subway Restaurants laid off nearly 50 people in its business development and leasing units, roughly five percent of its corporate staff.

Events
• Downtown – 3 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams holds first-ever commemoration of African Immigrant Heritage Month with socially-distanced celebration. Brooklyn Borough Hall steps, 209 Joralemon St.

8 p.m. - Rock On! Marin County’s Psychedelic Rock Scene in the 60’s. Submit email to access stream. Hosted by Marin Museum of Contemporary Art.

Boerum Hill - 8:30 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Black Panther. Parklife, 636 Degraw St.

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September 30th, 2020 at 9:33 am

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Morning Buzz: Global COVID-19 death toll reaches 1 million; 7-year-old fatally struck by armored car in Bath Beach

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Tuesday, September 29

Weather
• Showers in the morning and afternoon thunderstorms. High of 74 degrees.

Top Stories
•  The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic reached one million world-wide.

• As a ballistics report fails to support the Kentucky AG’s claim that Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend shot a police officer, a grand juror in her case filed a motion to have the sealed grand jury transcripts and records released.

• Fighting continued for a second day in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, threatening to spiral into all-out war between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

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Brooklyn News
• A 7-year-old girl has died after being struck by an armored car in Bath Beach.

• Police responded to the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man in the courtyard of a NYCHA complex in Brownsville.

• Three schools in Brooklyn earned spots on the the U.S. Department of Education​’s latest list of National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Politics
• Voters in Brooklyn and Queens are wrongly receiving mail-in ballots marked for military use.

• Governor Cuomo gave New Yorkers unable to pay rent and facing eviction due to the pandemic a reprieve through the end of the year.

Entertainment
• Sacha Baron Cohen is said to have filmed and test-screened a sequel to his 2006 comedy hit “Borat.”

• Lil Yachty was arrested after authorities said he was driving more than 150 mphthrough downtown Atlanta in a white Ferrari.

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Brooklyn Black Tie Ball Goes Virtual. Thurs Oct 1st 8pm. Join the Brooklyn Bridge Conservancy for this year’s virtual ball. Watch at home for this free, family-friendly virtual “open house” in celebration of our Environmental Education Centers 5th Birthday!  RSVP here.
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Buzzing Back
• In 1958 this song by The Big Bopper enters the US Pop chart, where it will top out at #6 and be the third most-played song on American radio that year.

• In 1979 TV actress Chrissy Metz is born in Homestead, FL.  In 2014, she appeared in this FX horror show.

Opinion
• USA Today explains why liberal arts education for prison inmates is a good investment.

• Amid its bombshell report, The NY Times argues Trump’s tax returns illustrate the profound inequities of U.S. tax code and federal enforcement.

In the Blogs
• Someone dumped hundreds of live eels into the Prospect Park Lake.

Trending in New York
• Ravens
• #DWTS
• Justine
• Doc Rivers
• Morgan freeman

Scoreboard
• MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: The Kansas City Chiefs topped the Baltimore Ravens, 34 to 20.

• The Yankees (33-27) face the Cleveland Indians for the Wild Card round at 7 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Commercial maker The Garage will be relocating and expanding its headquarters to Industry City.

• For Sale – 415 Argyle Road, Unit 7T, Ditmas Park – King-sized 1 BR, 1 bath co-op features hardwood floors throughout, combo LR/ kitchen w/ SS appliances. Elevator building w/ live-in Super. Common outdoor space & BBQ grill, laundry room, bike storage, parking available.  $449,000 Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Bensonhurst – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,250 square foot apartment at 1379 W. 6th St. for $758,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Amazon is introducing a personal shopping service for men’s fashion.

• Farmers are raising money during the pandemic by renting goats out to virtualteam meetings.

Events
Borough Park – 10:30 a.m. – BP Adams and Borough Park Jewish Community Council hold neighborhood walk-through to speak about coronavirus safety. Borough Park Jewish Community Council, 1310 46th St.

5 p.m. – Def Jam ‘Black and Blue’ Virtual Event on Policing, moderated by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. Watch here.

Written by BKTicker

September 29th, 2020 at 9:38 am

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