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Morning Buzz: NYC investigating three cases of coronavirus, East River State Park to be renamed for LGBTQ activist

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Monday, February 3

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 54 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Kansas City Chiefs rallied in a comeback to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.

• New York City is now investigating three possible cases of coronavirus as the U.S. now has 11 confirmed cases.

• A teen who jumped to his death from the Vessel in Hudson Yards was identified as a college freshman from New Jersey.

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Valentine’s Market  Sun Feb 9th 12pm Featuring carefully curated Valentine’s gifts for you and yours! Free! House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick.
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Brooklyn News
• A robber was caught on camera stealing a 12-year-old boy’s cellphone in Sheepshead Bay.

• East River State Park in north Brooklyn will be renamed to honor LGBTQ activist Marsha P. Johnson.

• Police are trying to identify two men who may have been involved in a subway assault in Brooklyn last month.

Politics
• Trump and Bloomberg aired dueling ads during the Super Bowl. Both spent $10 million for 60 seconds of air time.

• Democratic presidential candidates are campaigning to the final minute ahead of the Iowa caucus.

Entertainment
• Jennifer Lopez and Shakira delivered their greatest hits in a dazzling Super Bowl LIV halftime show performance.

Weekend Box Office
• Bad Boys for Life: $17 million
1917: $9 million
Dolittle: $7 million
Gretel & Hansel: $6 million
The Gentlemen: $6 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1959, this day was, for many, “the day the music died”, when Buddy HollyRitchie Valens and The Big Bopper were all killed. In 1971, singer Don McLean wrote this song to commemorate the day.

• In 1978, lawyer Amal Alamuddin is born in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2014, she married this Hollywood star.

Opinion
• USA Today says Bernie Sanders needs to explain why his presidential campaign needs a dark money group.

• The Post explains why Americans shouldn’t panic over the novel coronavirus.

In the Blogs
• A first-ever music exchange is coming to the Dobbin St event space later this month.

• The kosher coffee shop Chocolatte is opening on Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights.

Trending in New York
• #SuperBowl
Chiefs
#TheMaskedSinger
#BabyNut
Jimmy G

Scoreboard
• St. John’s (13-10) fell to Georgetown in a nail-biter, 73-72.

• The Knicks (14-36) head to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (21-27) host the Phoenix Suns at 7:30 p.m. Kyrie Irving has been diagnosed with a right knee sprain.

• The Rangers (25-21-4) welcome the Dallas Stars to MSG. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was named Super Bowl LIV MVP.

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Natural Perfume Blending Sat Feb 8th 1-4:30pm Examine the art of natural perfumery, explore perfume ingredients and formulation, and leave with two bottles of your own perfume. Pre-Registration Required. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave. – Room 125, Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
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Real Estate
• W&L Group landed $71 million to refinance its 23-story development project in Gravesend.

• For Sale – 425 84th Street, Bay Ridge – Two family brick Townhouse offers 5 BRs, 2 bath, open concept LR, DR & porch. 2nd flr has a balcony. Finished basement w/ 1/2 bath, laundry room & storage.  $1.299M. Homes.com. 

• For Sale – 112A McKibben Street, Williamsburg – Two family brick features 5 BRs, 2.5 bath, high-end upgrades. First floor has open floor plan and entrance to yard, 2nd flr has open floor plan. Basement is finished w/ washer dryer, bath.  $1.425M. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Homecrest – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800-square-foot co-op at 1855 East 12th Street for $260,000. Zillow.

Events
Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Herbs for the Winter Blues. Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Written by BKTicker

February 3rd, 2020 at 9:23 am

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Morning Buzz: WHO declares coronavirus a public health emergency; Cyclist fatally struck

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Friday, January 31

Weather
• Mostly cloudy skies with a high of 48 degrees.

Top Stories
• The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a public health emergency after confirming the first cases of human-to-human transmission.

• Fotis Dulos, the Connecticut man accused of killing his wife, was pronounced dead after a suicide attempt at his home.

• A judge ruled that the FDNY reinstate a medical accommodation given to four firefighters suffering from a skin condition that affects their ability to shave.

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Bruce in the USA  Fri Jan 31st & Sat Feb 1st  8:30pm The World’s #1 Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.  $20  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg
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Brooklyn News
• A 41-year-old cyclist was fatally struck by a box truck in Brooklyn.

• Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams says he would carry a gun instead of having a security detail if elected mayor.

• A Park Slope legislator is pushing for city control over the MTA.

Politics
• The White House took a big step forward toward letting states convert a portion of Medicaid funding into block grants.

• Mike Bloomberg unveiled his presidential campaign’s $10 million Super Bowl commercial that focuses on gun control.

Entertainment
This year’s Oscars swag bags include bullet-resistant doors, a brain sensor and a cannabis vape pen.

• Ellen DeGeneres is advocating for a Texas school to let the student with dreadlocks walk at graduation.

Buzzing Back

• In 1981 Blondie tops the Cashbox Best Sellers list and The Billboard Hot 100 with this song.

• In 1973 TV actress Portia de Rossi is born in Australia.  In 2008, she married this talk show host and comedian.

Opinion
• The NY Post’s Miranda Divine argues that De Blasio’s “sanctuary city” laws leave NYC at the mercy of dangerous criminals

• CNN tells of the strange world that is “impeachment rock.”

In the Blogs
• Greenpoint and Williamsburg will get new  protected bike lanes this year.

• The EPA will kick off the long-awaited cleanup of the Gowanus Canal in September.

Trending in New York
• #LamarsLegacy
• #BrexitDay
• #MissAmericana
• Wayne
• #FridayThoughts

Scoreboard
• Alexa predicts the 49ers will win the Super Bowl, but Siri and Google assistant won’t say.

• ABC suspended a reporter for inaccurately reporting on the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers (23-21-4) host the Detroit Red Wings at 7 p.m.
• The Nets (20-26) host the Chicago Bulls at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Islanders (29-15-5) host the Vancouver Canucks at 1 p.m.
• The Rangers head to Detroit to take on the Red Wings again at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks (13-36) face the Indiana Pacers at 7 p.m.
• The Nets take on the Washington Wizards at 8 p.m.
Sunday
SUPER BOWL LIV: The San Fransisco 49ers go head-to-head with Kansas City Chiefs for the season title. Kick off is at 6:30 p.m.

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BAMKids Film Festival 2020  Sat Feb 1st & Sun Feb 2nd New live action and animated shorts from every corner of the globe, live performances, hands on activities and more.  For children ages 3-9+  Click here for the list of films. Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Street, Boreum Hill
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Real Estate
• Permits were filed for a seven-story residential building on Lorimer Street in Williamsburg.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 2nd 2-3:30pm. 296 Leonard Street, Williamsburg – Two family home & store in perfect location.  1st flr is commercial space, 2 apts upstairs, each having 2 BRs, 1 bath & office space.  EIKs w/ SS appliances & dishwashers.  $2.599M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 2nd 2:30-4pm (By Appt Only) – 483 Humboldt Street, Greenpoint – Two family home on 4 levels.  Lower duplex is a 2 BR, 2 bath unit; upper duplex is a 3 BR, 2 bath.  2 full kitchens, great storage space, access to large beautiful yard. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Fort Hamilton – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 642 square foot apartment at 9801 Shore Rd. for $165,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The soon-to-be revamped bathroom building in McCarren Park will be turned into a restaurant with outdoor seating.

• Taqueria Al Pastor in Bushwick is giving Los Tacos No. 1 a run for its money.

Restaurant ABC’s – Park Slope
Grade A – Haab, 396 6th Ave. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade B – Song, 295 5th Ave. Cold food item held above 41º F; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container; Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Hand wash sign not posted; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – One Deli Restaurant, 536 3rd Ave. Food prepared from ingredients at ambient temperature not cooled to 41º F; Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Cold food item held above 41º F; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor.

Events
Bed Stuy - 9 a.m. – Ribbon cutting ceremony for Brooklyn A’s new office. 1471 Fulton St.

Crown Heights - 11 a.m. – Opening of the renewed Nostrand Avenue LIRR station.  Atlantic Avenue & Nostrand Avenue.

Williamsburg - 8:30 p.m. – Bruce in the USA.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue

Park Slope - 11:59 p.m. – Karaoke Tremendous.  Union Hall, 702 Union Street

Saturday
Sunset Park – 9:30 a.m. – Doggy Noses + Yoga Poses.  Big Alice Brewing, 52 34th Street
Boreum Hill - 10 a.m. – BAMKids Film Festival.  Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Street
Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar Zoo Year – Year of the Rat.  Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue
Sunset Park – Noon to 8:30 p.m. – Best of Brooklyn Food & Beer Festival.  Industry City, 274 36th Street
Sunset Park - 12:30 p.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: Karina’s Funk for Kids. Industry City, 220 36th Street #2A

Sunday
Boreum Hill - 10 a.m. – BAMKids Film Festival.  Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Street
Williamsburg - Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of The Beatles for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 With Avenue
Park Slope – 4 to 6 p.m. – Good Coffeehouse: Jan Christensen.  Old Stone House, 336 Third Avenue
• Gowanus – 6 p.m. to Midnight – Super Bowl Viewing Party.  Parklife, 636 Degraw Street

Written by BKTicker

January 31st, 2020 at 9:39 am

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Morning Buzz: Murdered Fort Greene philanthropist had relationship with killer, Paper bag shortage expected to hit NYS on March 1

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Thursday, January 30

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 36.

Top Stories
• A paper bag shortage is expected to hit the state when Albany’s plastic bag ban goes into effect on March 1.

• An NYPD cop and his fiancee have been indicted for killing the officer’s eight-year-old son.

• New York Comedy Club received death threats after a comedian slated to perform there posted a video of himself laughing about Kobe Bryant’s death.

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Spin Doctors  Thurs Jan 30th 8pm  Performing the soundtrack to the best night of the 90’s. Supporting act is Tracy Bonham. $20 Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg
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Brooklyn News
• Cops are looking for three suspects accused of a broomstick sodomy attack in East New York.

• The man accused of killing a Brooklyn philanthropist and lighting his Fort Greene home on fire stabbed him 22 times. The two were sexually involved.

• A person opened fire in a Brooklyn baberbershop last night, injuring two.

Politics
• Comptroller Scott Stringer ripped Mayor Bill de Blasio over his housing plan, but experts say Stringer’s proposal isn’t any better.

• Democrats in the state legislature are facing a number of challengers in June’s upcoming primary.

Entertainment
• The record amount for most money ever paid for a film at Sundance now belongs to an Andy Samberg spin on a comedy classic.

• Vanessa Bryant broke her silence on the deaths of her husband and daughter.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972, “Bloody Sunday” occurred in Northern Ireland. The band U2 noted the event with this song.

•  In 1951, rock singer Phil Collins is born in England. He appeared as an extra in this 1964 Beatles movie.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate argues that President Donald Trump’s peace plan for the Middle East doesn’t actually have anything to do with peace.

• The chair of the Queens County Libertarians says Democrats in New York secretly love Trump because he has given them a stranglehold on state politics.

In the Blogs
• Tickets to the annual Valentine’s Day tour of the digester eggs at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant sold out in a matter of 20 minutes.

• Three apartment buildings on Greenpoint Avenue were sold as a package deal for $29 million.

Trending in New York
#SKZUNLOCKinNYC
Dolan
Chan
#BellLetsTalk
#ThursdayThoughts

Scoreboard
• The 127-106 loss the Knicks (13-36) suffered to Memphis at the Garden ended with a fight that led to three players being ejected.

• The Nets (20-26) topped the Pistons, 125-115.

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Good Coffeehouse: Jan Christensen  Sun Feb 2nd  4-6pm  Songwriter and guitarist Jan Christensen is known for his maritime music celebrating the waterways of NYC. $10 Old Stone House, 336 Third Avenue, Park Slope
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Real Estate
• Billy Macklowe is in contract to buy the site of a Key Food on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope. Residents are opposed to the store’s demolition.

• For Sale - 112A McKibben Street, Williamsburg - Two family with 5 BRs, 2.5 bath, high-end upgrades on 2nd flr, hardwood floors throughout. 2 car driveway, rinsed basement. $1.425M. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111 

• For Sale - Williamsburg - Six family home features six 1BR apts, partially finished basement, private yard.  $2.4M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,237-square-foot single-family home at 1836 Coleman Street in Marine Park for $580,000.

Style & Fashion
• “Bra”-hemian Rhapsody! Queens guitar legend Brian May is now in the business of designing sports bras.

• From perfume to velvet slip dresses, here’s the ultimate luxury Valentine’s Day gift guide for the most stylish woman you know.

Events
Crown Heights - 6 p.m. –  Congresswoman Yvette Clarke hosts Small Business Town Hall. Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Ave.

• Sunset Park - 6 p.m. – Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli hosts annual Lunar New Year Celebration. Park Asia, 811 6th St.

• Brooklyn Heights – 6:30 p.m. – Rediscovering New York: Revealing Forgotten Landscapes. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.

• Red Hook – 7 p.m. – Community Board 6 receives update on BQX streetcar. Miccio Center, 110 West 9th St.

Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Spin Doctors perform. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

Williamsburg – 11 p.m. – Dirty Thursday: One More Time! House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

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January 30th, 2020 at 9:09 am

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Morning Buzz: Suspected arrested for death of philanthropist, Attempted rape at Bay Ridge station

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Wednesday, January 29

Weather
• Mainly sunny with a high of 41 degrees.

Top Stories
• Mitch McConnell told Republican senators that he lacks the votes to block requests for witnesses at Trump’s impeachment trial.

• A powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck between Cuba and Jamaica, but no one was hurt.

• Twenty U.S. airports are now screening for the coronavirus. In New York, 10 patients are under observation for possible diagnosis.

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Rediscovering New York: Revealing Forgotten Landscapes Thurs Jan 30th 6:30 pm Explore three haunting corners of our city as we reveal the unknown histories of Hart Island, the Fort Tilden Water Battery and the NY State Pavilion. Tickets. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.
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Brooklyn News
• A homeless man has been arrested in the killing of Brooklyn philanthropist L. Antonio Litman.

• Police are looking for a suspect for attempted rape at a Bay Ridge subway station.

• Attorney General William Barr met with Jewish leaders in Borough Park to discuss combating anti-Semitism.

Politics
• Make it work, Mike! “Project Runway” host Tim Gunn has endorsed Bloomberg for president.

• The Brooklyn Democratic Party is backing district leader Darma Diaz to replace Rafael Espinal in the City Council.

Entertainment
• Kobe Bryant will be posthumously honored during the 2020 Oscars.

• The series finale of the CW’s “Arrow” ended with a beautiful scene.

Buzzing Back

• In 1977, “Roots” premiers on television. It was based on this book by Alex Haley.

• In 1982, singer Adam Lambert is born in Indianapolis. Impressed with his vocals on this TV show, he has been touring with this band since 2011.

Opinion
• The Post says New York state’s watchdogs are worse than useless.

• The Daily News says the ideal compromise for the impeachment trial is having John Bolton and Rudy Giuliani testify.

In the Blogs
• Bklyner rounds up this week’s new business openings and closures in the borough.

• The Eckford Street Studio is looking for volunteers to help with their after school art program.

Trending in New York
• #BTSxCorden
#ThisIsUs
Shaq
#PumpRules
Living Single

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (13-35) fell to the Charlotte Hornets, 97-92. They host the Memphis Grizzlies at MSG starting at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (19-26) welcome the Detroit Pistons to Barclays Center. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (13-9) was routed by eighth-ranked Villanova, 79-59.

• Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie is changing his jersey number as a way to “informally” retire Kobe’s No. 8.

• Ron Darling, Edgardo Alfonzo and Jon Matlack will be inducted into the 2020 Mets Hall of Fame.

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Dirty Thursday: One More Time Thurs Jan 30th 11pm The early 2000’s lives again! Free! House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick.
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Real Estate
• “Amazon Killer” Michael Gianaris discusses tax breaks, rent reform and real estate in a wide-ranging interview.

• For Rent – 3 Quincy Street #2A, Clinton Hill - 3 BR, 1 bath apt has large open kitchen/living combo w/ SS appliances & granite countertops, good sized closets and windows, hints of exposed brick.  $3,650/month. Nooklyn.com. 646-883-2617 

• For Sale – 140 Lexington Avenue #15, Clinton Hill – 2 BR, 1 bath apt features exposed brick, hardwood floors throughout, large windows, SS appliances, close to transportation.  $2,400/month. Blue Egg Realty. 917-202-3498

• Sold – Bensonhurst – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 818-square-foot condo at 2080 77th Street for $525,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Nike has sold out all of its Kobe Bryant merchandise online following his tragic death.

Harley-Davidson reported a decline in quarterly revenue, sending its shares tumbling.

Events
• Sunset Park – 2 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams holds informational press conference about coronavirus. Chinese-American Planning Council, 4101 8th Ave., 4th fl.

Flatlands – 6:15 p.m. – Councilwoman Farah Louis hosts meet-and-greet for nonprofit organizations on City Council budget process. Bridge Multicultural Project, 1894 Flatbush Ave.

Red Hook – 7 p.m. – Borough President Adams attends Red Hook Civic Association meeting. PS 15, 71 Sullivan St.

Canarsie – 7 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts discussion with Canarsie community stakeholders. The Hebrew Educational Society, 9502 Seaview Ave., 2nd fl.

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January 29th, 2020 at 9:02 am

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Morning Buzz: Two more New Yorkers are being tested for coronavirus; Williamsburg jazz cafe closed indefinitely after fire

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Tuesday, January 28

Weather
• Mostly sunny skies with a high of 43 degrees.

Top Stories
• A small U.S. Air Force jet crashed in Taliban-held territory in Afghanistan, leaving two pilots dead in the wreckage. It is unclear how many other passengers were on the plane.

• As two more New Yorkers have been tested as possible coronavirus patients, the Chinese CDC confirms the deadly outbreak originated from a wholesale animal market in Wuhan.

• West Village restaurant The Spotted Pig, the alleged site of nearly a dozen sexual assaults of women employees, has closed.

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The Talent  Show: Regifting  Tues Jan 28th 8pm  An hilarious variety show where the theme is “regifting”, and everyone is encouraged to bring a present they didn’t like to swap for something better!  Tickets  Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett Street, Gowanus
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Brooklyn News
• Williamsburg’s Made in New York Jazz Cafe & Bar is closed until further notice after it sustained a fire that killed two people.

• Cops are hunting the thief who racked up $1,000 worth of illicit charges on a woman’s credit card reported stolen in Sheepshead Bay

• A crash involving a school bus left fifteen people injured in Williamsburg.

Politics
• The Supreme Court narrowly voted in favor of allowing the White House to move forward with plans to deny green cards to immigrants deemed likely to require government assistance.

• Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, but the fight isn’t over.

Entertainment
• Planters’ announced it will “pause” Mr. Peanut’s funeral commercial in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s tragic death.

• The Washington Post confirmed the suspension on its political reporter Felicia Sonmez after her tweets about Koby Bryant.

Buzzing Back

• In 1986 the space shuttle Challenger explodes after liftoff.

• In 1980 pop singer Nick Carter is born in Jamestown, NY.  In 1993 he started his career as part of  this boy band.

Opinion
• The NY Post Editorial Board writes that a progressive “victory” is to blame for killing the city’s housing stock.

• As we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Daily News writes about anti-Semitism, a hatred that never dies.

In the Blogs
• Mayor De Blasio launched a new program in Brooklyn to help prevent anti-Semitic attacks.

• Brokelyn’s got another list of the best cheap things to do this week, swap edition.

Trending in New York
• Federer
• Kehlani
• #BelowDeck
 #TuesdayThoughts
• Don Lemon

Scoreboard
• St. John’s (13-8) hosts Villanova at 6:30 p.m.

• The Knicks (13-34) take on the Charlotte Hornets at 7 p.m.

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Lunar Zoo Year – Year of the Rat   Sun Feb 2nd 10am-4pm  Celebrate the festival of the new moon and animals of the Chinese Zodiac.  Special activities and a zodiac scavenger hunt will all be a part of the fun.   Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
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Real Estate
• An affordable housing lottery has opened for 20 apartments in six-story building in Bushwick.

• For Sale – 87 Suydam Street, Bushwick – Six family home on 3 levels – each unit is a 2 BR, 1 bath apt.  Fully finished basement.  $1.4M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Sale - 844 Quincy Street #4A, Bed Stuy – Brand new 2 BR, 2 bath penthouse apt features designer chef kitchen w/ SS appliances, island w/ sink & dishwasher, hardwood floors, high ceilings, French doors open to outdoor terrace, in-unit washer/dryer.  $885,000. Realtor.com 

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 750 square foot apartment at 2165 Brigham St. for $147,000. Zillow.

Technology
• GM committed $3 billion to build electric and autonomous vehicles in Michigan.

• Preorders for Motorola’s $1,500 Razr are now backed up until mid-February.

Events
Downtown Brooklyn – 3 p.m. – “Heroes of the Month” ceremony. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Gowanus – 8 p.m. – The Talent Show: Regifting.  Littlefield’s, 635 Sackett Street

Written by BKTicker

January 28th, 2020 at 9:01 am

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Morning Buzz: Rafael Espinal resigns from City Council, Woman with walker mugged in Bensonhurst

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Monday, January 27

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 45 degrees.

Top Stories
• Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash in California. Sports figures and fans from around the world posted tributes to the Black Mamba.

John Bolton’s new book claims Trump wanted to freeze aid to Ukraine until they investigated Democrats.

• China’s health officials say the coronavirus is accelerating and “much more contagious.” A fifth person has been diagnosed in the U.S.

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Best of Brooklyn Food & Beer Festival Sat Feb 1st 12-8:30pm Top chefs will be serving up killer cuisine. Chow down on the best Brooklyn has to offer. $19-$99 (food not included). Industry City, 268 36th St.
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Brooklyn News
• A 66-year-old woman with a walker was mugged on the street in Bensonhurst.

• Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a 69-year-old woman and knocked out two of her teeth in Sunset Park.

• An 81-year-old man who was struck by a car in Borough Park died just a week later.

Politics
• Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has dropped out of the mayoral race, and will leave public service after 2021.

• Brooklyn Councilman Rafael Espinal has resigned from the City Council to take a job with the Freelancers Union.

Entertainment
• Here is the full list of winners from the 62nd annual Grammy Awards.

Weekend Box Office
• Bad Boys for Life: $34 million
1917: $15.8 million
Dolittle: $12.5 million
The Gentlemen: $11 million
Jumanji: The Next Level: $7.9 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1970, John Lennon writes and records this song in a single day.

• In 1850, ship captain Edward Smith, who was captain of the famous RMS Titanic, is born in England. He was portrayed by this actor in the 1997 film.

Opinion
• Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says in the Daily News that face recognition is not the enemy.

• Karol Markowicz writes in the Post that Chancellor Carranza has to go after ignoring rightly-angry parents.

In the Blogs
• Medusa Greek Taverna has opened up in Park Slope.

• A new study found Brooklyn Heights-Cobble Hill to be the second most livable area in the city.

Trending in New York
• #GRAMMYs
#RoyalRumble
Bolton
#KobeRIP
Nipsey

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (13-34) topped the Nets (19-26) at MSG, 110-97.

• The AFC beat the NFC in the NFL Pro Bowl, 38-33.

• Mike Lupica writes in the Daily News that Kobe Bryant left behind one of sports’ most complicated legacies.

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The Sopranos: The Musical Mon Jan 27th 8pm A special lost episode of the HBO classic show The Sopranos put on by a local high school’s drama department. $10. Union Hall, 72 Union St., Park Slope.
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Real Estate
• A new low-rise condominium is coming to the center of Williamsburg.

• For Sale – 763 54th Street, Sunset Park – Updated multi family home on 20×100 lot is a spacious 3 BR apt over a 2 BR apt w/ washer/dryer hook-up, access to private yard from rear kitchen plus full finished basement/walk-in front entrance.  $1.6M. Homes.com. 929-252-0576

• For Sale – 186 Prospect Park West #D2, Park Slope – Renovated 1 BR corner apt across from Prospect Park boasts chef’s kitchen w/ high-end SS appliances, built-in bookshelves, marble floor-to-ceiling bath, large living area, 9′ ceilings.  $675,000 Homes.com. 646-835-2021

• Sold – Bushwick – A six-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,576-square-foot house at 415 Wilson Avenue for $1.05 million. Zillow.

Events
Sheepshead Bay – 8:30 a.m. – St. Mark’s Catholic Academy to celebrate Catholic Schools Week. 2609 East 19th St.

• Downtown – 11 a.m. – De Blasio administration, City Council announce Fair Fares enrollment expansion. Barclays Center station, Atlantic Ave. and Flatbush Ave.

Park Slope – 8 p.m. – The Sopranos: The Musical. Union Hall, 702 Union St.

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January 27th, 2020 at 9:30 am

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Morning Buzz: New subway line could connect Brooklyn and Queens; Notorious landlord is being sued by his tenants

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Friday, January 24

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 48 degrees.

Top Stories
• The CDC issues level three health warning for coronavirus, while the World Health Organization says it’s too early to declare the outbreak a global health crisis.

• MTA Chief Andy Byford, AKA “Transit Daddy,” resigned from his position.

• Three men were shot when gunfire erupted in Harlem, leaving one dead.

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Great Moments in Weed History  Fri Jan 24th 10pm  Delve deep into humanity’s 10,000+ year relationship with cannabis (a.k.a. “marijuana”) to find the humor, heart, and historical importance of this very special plant.  $20  The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Park Slope
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Brooklyn News
• A new subway line could connect outer Brooklyn and Queens, officials announce.

• A notorious landlord in Brooklyn is getting sued by his tenants for failing to provide consistent cooking gas since 2018.

• A Brooklyn teen accused of murder and released was arrested again for robbery.

Politics
• The Supreme Court seems to be headed toward a decision that would unravel the current state of public school funding.

• The White House rolls out new rule to limit “birth tourism.”

Entertainment
• Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra is the first witness to take the stand in the trial against Harvey Weinstein.

• Miss Utah is the first openly queer contestant in the Miss USA pageant history.

Buzzing Back

• In 2006 Walt Disney announces the $7.4 billion purchase of Pixar.

• In 1968 gymnast Mary Lou Retton is born in Fairmont, WV.  She became the first woman ever to win the all-around gold medal at the 1984 Olympics.

Opinion
• The NY Post says Governor Cuomo’s cure for the state’s medicaid mess is to blame everyone else but himself.

• The Daily News claims that abuse of power is at the core of Congress’ impeachment power.

In the Blogs
• Brokelyn’s got the best cheap things for you to do in Brooklyn this weekend.

• LIC’s Gordo’s Cantina crosses the Brooklyn-Queens border.

Trending in New York
• #ImpeachmentTrials
• #RightMatters
Serena
• Joe Rogan
• #FridayFeeling

Scoreboard
• The Nets (18-25) fell to the L.A. Lakers, 113 to 128

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (12-33) host the Toronto Raptors at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Nets head to Detroit to take on the Pistons at 7 p.m.
• UFC Fight Night 166 takes place at PNC Arena in North Carolina, 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Knicks and the Nets face off at MSG. Tip off is at 6 p.m.

NFL PRO BOWL GAME
National Football Conference @ American Football Conference, 3 p.m.

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POW Comic Con Sat Jan 25th & Sun Jan 26th  10am  NYC’s newest up and coming pop culture convention – created by fans for fans!  Tickets  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street, Greenpoint
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Real Estate
• A new study from RentHop.com sought to find out which NYC neighborhoods were the most “livable.” A close second behind Battery Park is Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 26th 3-4pm. 296 Leonard Street, Williamsburg - Two family & store in perfect location!  1st flr is commercial, 2 apts upstairs each having 2 Brs, 1 bath & office space.  EIKs w/ SS appliances & dishwasher.  $2.599M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Rent – 1557 Fulton Street #2F, Bed Stuy - 2 Br, 1 bath apt in new building offer large windows, new appliances, central a/c.  Panoramic city views, lounge, gym, laundry room, furnished roof deck.  All pets allowed.  $2,450/month. Nooklyn.com. 718-915-1836

• Sold – Bay Ridge - A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 780 square foot apartment at 255 79th St. for $365,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Williamsburg Mexican mainstay Taco Chulo will close after 15 years, and the owner says it’s because “the hipsters are leaving.”

• Brooklyn Based is letting you know where to eat and drink around Brooklyn this winter.

Restaurant ABC’s – Fort Hamilton 
Grade A – Thai Leaf, 611 86th St. Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Thawing procedures improper.
Grade B – Embers Restaurant, 9519 3rd Ave. Evidence of mice; Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Nino’s Pizza, 9110 3rd Ave. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Cold food item held above 41º F; Live roaches present; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Facility not vermin proof.

Events
Park Slope – 10 p.m. – Great Moments in Weed History.  The Bell House, 149 7th Street

Park Slope – 10 p.m. – Dave Hill: History Fluffer.  Union Hall, 702 Union Street

Saturday
Greenpoint – 10 a.m. – POW Comic Con.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
Brooklyn Heights - 10 a.m. – If These Walls Could Talk.  Brooklyn Historic Society, 128 Pierrepont Street
Williamsburg – 10:45 a.m. – Screening of You’ve Got Mail (brunch menu available).  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue
Sunset Park – 11 a.m. – Lunar New Year Parade and Festival.  Eighth Avenue & 50th Street
Manhattan Beach – 2 p.m. – Charlotte’s Web.  On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.
Park Slope – 2:30 p.m. – Martinis & Murder (podcast).  The Bell House, 149 7th Street
Coney Island – 8 p.m. – Pencil Ceacion Bending Endinning!  Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Avenue
Williamsburg – 10 p.m. – Elevation: Season Opening Party.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue
Williamsburg – 11 p.m. – Hot in Here: 2000’s Dance Party.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Sunday
• Greenpoint – 10 a.m. – POW Comic Con.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street
• Williamsburg – 10:45 a.m. – Screening of You’ve Got Mail (brunch menu available).  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue
Williamsburg – Noon – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of David Bowie for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Sunset Park – 12:30 p.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: Women Who Rock for Kids.  Industry City, 220 36th Street #2A
Sunset Park - 2 to 4 p.m. – Chinese New Year: Lion Dance.  Industry City, 268 36th Street
Flatbush – 8 p.m. – ITZY Premier Showcase Tour. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

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January 24th, 2020 at 9:51 am

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Morning Buzz: Sheriff shuts down ‘Zombieland’ bodega, Man killed in Slope blaze was an aspiring firefighter

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Thursday, January 23

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 45.

Top Stories
• One person was killed and seven more injured in a mass shooting in downtown Seattle.

• China announced a quarantine of Wuhan – a city of 11 million people – to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

• Three U.S. firefighters were killed in a plane crash while battling wildfires in Australia.

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The Good Dog Show: A Dog-Friendly Comedy Show  Thurs Jan 23rd  8-10pm Always wanted to bring your dog to a comedy show? Now you can! $7 DSK’s Haus on Hanson, 99 Hanson Place, Clinton Hill
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Brooklyn News
• Brooklyn’s “Zombieland” bodega, a known hub for synthetic marijuana, has been shut down by the sheriff.

• One of two people killed in a Park Slope fire was an FDNY trainee waiting his chance to become a firefighter.

• Borough President Eric Adams is standing by his “Go back to Iowa, go back to Ohio” comments.

Politics
• A bill that is expected to pass the City Council today would require stores in the city to accept cash as a form of payment.

• Political newcomers Kristina Naplatarski, Jesse Pierce and Samy Nemir-Olivares are running for district leader posts in Brooklyn.

Entertainment
Game of Thrones fans might get something they have been clamoring for - a new ending to the series.

• An accomplished fencer with a track record for training champions has opened his first academy in Queens.

Buzzing Back

• In 1956, rock-and-roll fans under 18 were banned from dancing in public in Cleveland unless accompanied by an adult.

• In 1951, pilot Chesley Sullenberger is born in Denison, Texas. In 2009, he safely landed his plane in the “Miracle on the Hudson.”

Opinion
• A writer for Slate says Republicans have grown bored with their impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

• The Greenpoint Star writes the FAA is doing a disservice by not considering options to a proposed LaGuardia Airport AirTrain.

In the Blogs
• The Gowanus Souvenir Shop on Union Street will close soon as the owner embark on their “next great adventure.”

• Is Williamsburg getting its own version of the Vessel – made out of shipping containers – as part of a new waterfront development.

Trending in New York
Zion
#ThursdayThoughts
Yeri
#seattleshooting
#MarchForLife

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (12-33) fell to the Lakers, 100-92.

• The Nets (18-24) get their turn against the Lakers tonight in Brooklyn at 8 p.m.

• Giants quarterback Eli Manning has announced that he is retiring from the NFL.

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The Archaeology of Cats and Dogs  Thurs Jan 23rd 6:30pm  Explore the long history of cats and dogs and investigate the origin of some of today’s most popular breeds. $11 Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights
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Real Estate
• Here’s what $2,600 per month will get you in neighborhoods across Brooklyn.

• For Sale – 28 Van Buren Street, Bed Stuy – Multi family home – 1st flr is a duplex w/ 2 BRs, bath, laundry room, 2nd flr has 2 BRs, full bath, 3rd flr has 2 BRs, kitchen. Large backyard.$989,000 RE/Max. 718-288-3835 

• For Sale – 1250 Ocean Parkway #6E, Midwood – Top floor condo w/ private balcony features 2 BRs, 2 bath.  Doorman, heated underground garage, laundry, library, courtyard. No Pets. $525,000. Homes.com 833-252-8033

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 990-square-foot apartment at 8502 Fort Hamilton Parkway in Bay Ridge for $371,000.

Style & Fashion
• Missed out on the Vagina Candle? Not to worry, here’s five more Goop-y and Gwyneth Paltrow-approved products to tide you over until the restock.

• Here’s five ways to take a turtleneck from basic to bombshell.

Events
Prospect Heights - 6:30 p.m. – The Archaeology of Cats and Dogs. Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Clinton Hill - 8 to 10 p.m. – The Good Dog Show: A Dog-Friendly Comedy Show. DSK’s Haus on Hanson, 99 Hanson Pl.

Prospect Heights – 8:30 to 10 p.m. – The Banana on the Wall: An examination of art and controversy. Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Williamsburg – 10 p.m. – Dirty Thursday: Queens of Pop. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

Park Slope – 10 p.m. – Bad Romance Love Show: Love Actually. Union Hall, 702 Union St.

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January 23rd, 2020 at 9:07 am

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