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Friday, February 9

• Mostly cloudy with a high of 35 degrees. Cloudy on Saturday but rain in the afternoon. High of 51. Sunday will be rainy with a high of 53 degrees.

Top Stories
• Congress voted to reopen the federal government and passed a budget dealjust hours after another brief shutdown.

• ICE agents grabbed an undocumented immigrant from the Ivory Coast outside a Bronx courthouse, sparking protests.

• The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang kicked off with a round of fireworks and a show of unity.

Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Dog  Sun Feb 11th 3pm  Usher in the Year of the Dog with this vibrant celebration of traditional Chinese dance, music, and culture. $25  Kumble Theater, LIU Brooklyn Campus, 1 University Plaza, Downtown

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Brooklyn News
• Detectives are investigating whether the murder of two grandparents in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens was linked to a business dispute.

• The Bedford-Atlantic Armory homeless shelter in Brooklyn has been plagued with rats, roaches and trash.

• City lawyers settled a lawsuit after hearing the testimony of an East New York girl who was nearly knifed to death inside a public housing elevator.

• The White House is expected to declassify the Democratic response to the controversial GOP memo on FBI activity.

• Cuomo still won’t answer questions about the Percoco trial, even as a political foe told the governor to “man up.”

• Singer Michelle Branch and her fiancè Patrick Carney are expecting their first child.

• Trouble ahead? Porn star Stormy Daniels warned Kylie Jenner about namingher daughter Stormi.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971 Satchel Paige is nominated to Baseball Hall of Fame.  Back in 1947, it was this man who broke baseball’s color barrier and became the first African American to play in the Major Leagues.

• In 1943, actor Joe Pesci is born in Newark, New Jersey.  Being a diversified actor, he played a tough guy in this movie, and a loudmouthed lawyer in this movie.

• The Daily News says Rob Porter’s domestic abuse case is another example that only bad publicity shames the White House.

• The Post says America’s military should not have caps in funding, but it deservers oversight as well.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn-based real tech and tech firm Nooklyn is expanding to Manhattan.

• BAM has appointed a Tony Award-winning producer as its new artistic director.

Trending in New York
• Rand Paul

• The Islanders (26-23-6) fell to the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3.

• The Knicks (23-33) keep tumbling after losing to the Toronto Raptors, 113-88.

• The Knicks and Nets both made moves at the NBA trade deadline. See who else was dealt, including a flurry of moves by the Cavaliers.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Rangers (25-24-5) host the Calgary Flames at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders welcome the Detroit Red Wings to Brooklyn at 7 p.m.
• The Nets (19-37) are home against the New Orleans Pelicans at 6 p.m.
• The Rangers head to Winnipeg for a 3 p.m. matchup with the Jets.
• The Islanders host the Calgary Flames at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks are in Indiana to face the Pacers at 5 p.m.

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Lunar New Year Plants Tour  Sat Feb 10th 11am  Celebrate the Year of the Dog and discover Asian fruits and plants associated with the Lunar New Year.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Steinhardt Conservacy, 1000 Washington Ave, Room 123, Prospect Park

Real Estate
• Rental markets in Queens and Brooklyn set a new record for deals with concessions.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 10th 11am-1pm & Sun Feb 11th 12-2pm  146 N.8th Street, Williamsburg  Ideal user/investor – all vacant on title.  3 family with additional air rights.  One block to Bedford L train.  Asking $2.499M  Crifasi  Real Estate  718-782-4411

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 11th 1:30-3pm  243 Devoe Street, Williamsburg   Renovated 6 family in pristine condition!  Each unit is a 2 BR w/ high-end finished.  12 BRs, 6 bath total.  Asking $2,449,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Marine Park – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,276-square-foot house at 2003 East 53rd Place for $640,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• A Michelin-starred chef is opening a new Sichuan restaurant in Bushwick.

• Grab some curry goat or jerk chicken at Peppa’s in Crown Heights.

Restaurant ABC’s – Mapleton
Grade A – Galici, 1613 Bay Ridg Pkwy. – Evidence of mice.
Grade B – Cafe Lily, 42 Avenue O – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice, Filth flies.
Grade C – La Palina Restaurant, 159 Avenue O – Evidence of mice.

• Brooklyn Heights10 a.m. – Elected officials, city officials and business leaders urge Governor Cuomo to authorize design-build for BQE rehab. Montague St. and Pierrepont Pl.

East Flatbush10 a.m. – Congresswoman Yvette Clark, community groups host citizenship drive. Nazareth Regional High School, 475 East 57th St.

Boerum Hill2 p.m. & 7 p.m. – The Magic City.  BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Place

Williamsburg7 p.m. – WinterICE. National Sawdust, 80 N6th Street

Flatbush - 8 p.m. – Valentine’s All-Star Comedy Show.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

Park Slope9:30 p.m. – Power Ballads Sing-Along.  Union Hall, 702 Union Street

Williamsburg12:10 a.m. – Midnight Movies: Sid & Nancy.  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue

Prospect Park11 a.m. – Lunar New Year Plants Tour.  Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 1000 Washington Ave, Room 123
Ditmas Park2 to 4 p.m. – Watercolor Exploration with Floral Inspiration.  Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Road
• Boerum Hill - 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. – the Magic City.  BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Place
Williamsburg11:59 p.m. – Midnight Movie: Billy Madison Drinking Game.  Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue
Williamsburg - 12:10 a.m. – Midnite Movie: Sid & Nancy.  Nitehawk Cinema,136 Metropolitan Avenue
Williamsburg - 11:30 a.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: Valentine’s Day Celebration.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Bushwick1 to 7 p.m. – House of Boutique: Valentine’s Day Market.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue
• Ditmas Park - 1 to 10 p.m. – Super Bowl Tailgate Party.  Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Road
Greenpoint - 1 to 7 p.m. – Winter of Love: Valentine’s Market.  Greenpoint Loft, 67 West Street
Boerum Hill2 p.m. & 7 p.m. – The Magic City.  BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Place
Downtown - 3 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Dog.  Kumble Theater, LIU Brooklyn Campus, 1 University Plaza.

Written by BKTicker

February 9th, 2018 at 1:51 pm

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