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Monday, October 15

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 70 degrees.

Top Stories
• Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child.

• The death toll following Hurricane Michael rose to 18 while thousands are still missing.

• Saudi Arabia and Turkey are apparently working together to find missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Pete Souza  Mon Oct 15th 7:30pm  Former White House photographer Pete Souza will bring his new photography collection Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents for a book signing event. $30  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
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Brooklyn News
• An MTA bus driver was arrested after he exposed himself to two young girls in Bay Ridge.

• A man has been charged with a hate crime after assaulting an elderly man in Borough Park.

• The 52nd annual Bay Ridge Ragamuffin Parade occurred on Saturday.

Politics
• Trump said he “didn’t really make fun” of Christine Blasey Ford at a rally.

• Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is still standing by her husband by insisting his affair with Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power.

Entertainment
• Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have called off their engagement.

Weekend Box Office
• Venom (2018): $35.7 million
• A Star is Born (2018): $28 million
• First Man: $16.5 million
• Goosebumps 2: $16.2 million
• Smallfoot: $9.3 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1860 11-year-old Grace Bedell writes to Abraham Lincoln telling him to grow a beard. See the letters between them here.

• In 1943 director Penny Marshall is born in NYC, NY.  She starred as Laverne DeFazio on this sitcom, which ran from 1976 to 1983.

Opinion
• The Post argued Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new $2.1 billion deal with the United Federation of Teachers will leave a huge fiscal burden to his successor.

• The Daily News stated that working-class communities get the hardest hit from home property taxes.

In the Blogs
• Pilotworks, a shared kitchen space for food entrepreneurs in Bushwick, is closing on October 17.

• The Landmarks Preservation Committee rejected the St. Gregory’s Development proposal.

Trending in New York
• #RoyalBaby
• Sears
• Sussex
• Cookie Monster
• 60 Minutes

Scoreboard
• The Jets (3-3) beat the Indianapolis Colts, 42-34.

• It appears no one wants to work for the Mets.

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7th Annual Party for the Parks  Thurs Oct 18th  7-10pm  A benefit for Open Space Alliance and the over 45 parks and playgrounds in Williamsburg and Greenpoint it supports.  Tkts start at $150 Vice Media, 49 S. 2nd Street, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• Quay Tower is shattering the borough’s records with a new contract for a $20 million penthouse.

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Brick 6 family home with private yard and basement. Four blocks to subway.  Asking $1,799,000. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-782-4411 

• For Rent – Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg – 2 BRs w/ windows in each room, newly renovated kitchen & bath, shared yard space.  Heat & hot water included.  Asking $2,650/month. Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830

• Sold – Flatlands – A seven-bedroom, five-bathroom, 3,286-square-foot two-family home at 3619 Avenue I for $1,280,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
•  A Brooklyn man was arrested during a fight that occurred after a speech by the founder of the far-right group, “Proud Boys.” The 20-year-old was handcuffed outside of the Metropolitan Republican Club on Friday night. He is facing robbery and assault charges.

Events

• Flatbush - 5:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams will host a community-wide conversation at the site of last Wednesday’s “Cornerstone Caroline” viral incident. Corner of Flatbush Ave. and Albemarle Rd.

 Downtown Brooklyn – 6:30 p.m. – New York City Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform to hold a public hearing to listen to people who pay property taxes directly or indirectly.  Brooklyn Borough Hall, The Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St.

• Flatbush – 7:30 p.m. – Pete Souza.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

Written by BKTicker

October 15th, 2018 at 12:19 pm

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