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Wednesday, December 13

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of just 32 degrees.

Top Stories
• Democrat Doug Jones stunningly beat Republican Roy Moore for the Alabama Senate seat, though the accused child molester is not conceding.

• San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee suddenly passed away at age 65 from a heart attack.

• The City Council and City Hall have struck a compromise over a package of controversial police reform bills.

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The Hip-Hop Nutcracker  Sat Dec 16th  8pm  Re-imagining Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip-hop choreography. A dozen all-star dancers, DJ, violinist, and digital scenery bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life with a contemporary urban twist.  $29  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
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Brooklyn News
• Three teens were stabbed in a brawl between rival groups of students from Brooklyn high schools.

• An 80-year-old bodega worker was shot and killed inside his East New York store.

• A traffic cop pleaded guilty to a drunken high-speed crash on the Williamsburg Bridge that cut a woman in half.

Politics
• President Trump sent a sexually suggestive tweet about Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and then refused to explain it.

• Republican Brian Kolb, the Assembly’s minority leader, announced his intention to run for governor.

Entertainment
• No Matt, no problem! “Today” show’s ratings continue to soar after Lauer’s exit from the morning program.

• Take a look inside Kate Upton and Justin Verlander’s wedding in Tuscany, Italy.

Buzzing Back

• In 2000 the “Texas Seven” prison break occurred.  Here are their photos.

• In 1925 actor Dick Van Dyke is born in West Plains, Missouri. He played this beloved character in 1964’s Mary Poppins.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Trump tweet about Gillibrand isn’t sexist, but petulant and demeaning.

• The Post says de Blasio’s homeless policies are even crazier now that he’s using eminent domain to buy private properties.

In the Blogs
• Women 40 and older can receive free mammogram screenings at Borough Hall on Thursday.

• Brooklyn Public Library hosted a competition with prizes for local entrepreneurs.

Trending in New York
• Alabama
• Bannon
• Charles Barkley
• USA Today
• Sassy

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (16-11-3) are in Ottawa to take on the Senators at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (17-10-3) host the Dallas Stars at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks (14-13) beat Lonzo Ball and the Lakers in overtime, 113-109.

• The Nets (11-15) outlasted the Wizards, 103-98.

• St. Francis (2-8) fell to Army, 76-64.

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The Makers Market  Wed Dec 13th 6-11pm Come get some retail therapy, enjoy a beverage and meet some awesome local vendors and new friends, The Makers.  We don’t mind if you have a drink in hand while you shop :-)  Sycamore Bar & Flower Shop, 1118 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park
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Real Estate
• GP Properties acquired two four-story walk-up buildings in Prospect Heightsfor $17.9 million.

• For Rent – Graham Avenue, Williamsburg - 1 BR, 1 bath top floor apt has windows in every room to maximize natural light. Heat/Hot Water included.  Asking $1900/month  Castoria Real Estate  718-388-9830

• For Rent – Montrose Avenue @ Leonard Street, Williamsburg – Apt has 1.5 BRs, 1 bath w/ window, sunny kitchen w/ 2 windows, shared backyard.  Pets allowed.  Heat/Hot Water included.  Asking $2299/month  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Flatbush – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000-square-foot co-op at 2719 East 28th Street for $279,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Disney is set to announce a deal to acquire a large portion of 21st Century Fox in the upcoming days.

• Toy maker Mattel warned investors that its holiday sales will be lower than projected.

Events
• Clinton Hill – 11 a.m. – State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli visits Ridgewood Savings Bank to highlight importance of banking services. 1035 Fulton St.

• Bed-Stuy – 1 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams announces thousands in donations to help rebuild historic synagogue after devastating fire. Congregation B’Nai Adath Kol Beth Yisrael. 1006 Greene Ave.

• Bay Ridge – 5 p.m. – Borough President Adams joins cast and bands to reopen iconic disco on 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Fever.” 802 64th St.

• Ditmas Park 6 to 11 p.m. – The Makers Market. Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd.

• Greenpont – 8 p.m. – Free Screening: Beat Street.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

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December 13th, 2017 at 11:35 am

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by Resorts World Casino NYC

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Tuesday, December 12

Top Stories 
• Alabama voters cast their ballots in the controversial Senate racebetween Doug Jones and Roy Moore.

• President Trump criticized Senator Kirsten Gillibrand after she called for his resignation due to allegations of sexual misconduct.

• The Port Authority bomber posted a message to President Trump’s Facebook page hours before the attack.

Brooklyn News
• Police found a man’s body floating in the East River between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.

• Investigators are searching through two Brooklyn homes connected to the Port Authority terror suspect.

• A movie set explosion is planned to take place this evening in Greenpoint.

Subway Status 
• 2,3 trains run at reduced speed through the Clark St Tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn

• Main St bound 7 trains are running express from Queensboro Plaza to Mets-Willets Point because of track maintenance between Queensboro Plaza and Mets-Willets Point.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Exit 27 – Atlantic Ave.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy westbound between Exit 8 – Ditmars Blvd and 94th St.

• Debris spill on I-678 southbound approaching Northern Blvd; NY 25A 2 lanes blocked until further notice.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Blvd and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy Exit and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports
• The Rangers (16-11-3) fell to the Dallas Stars in a shootout, 2-1.

• The Islanders (17-10-3) beat the Washington Capitals, 3-1.

• The Knicks (13-13) host the Los Angeles Lakers at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (10-15) welcome the Washington Wizards to Brooklyn. Tip-off is at7:30 p.m.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (2-7) takes on Army in Brooklyn Heights at 7 p.m.

• The Yankees officially introduced Giancarlo Stanton, who will wear number 27.

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What’s On TV Tonight

The Middle (ABC, 8PM) – It’s Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, 9PM) In the Season 5 fall finale, Rosa begs Jake to help her break some big news to her parents, but her plan is thrown off when they wrongly assume the two are dating.

NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, 10PM) – After Rita Deveraux tells Pride that Douglas Hamilton is about to make a deal to get out of prison, Pride and the team rehash the Clearwater case in hopes of locating his mystery partner and spoiling his bargaining chip.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: The Farthest: Voyager in Space – More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space – the first human-made object ever to do so.

Hulu: Foreman – A feature documentary about the life and career of two-time heavyweight champion of the world, George Foreman.

Amazon Video: I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown- Linus and Lucy’s younger brother Rerun wants a dog for Christmas, and Snoopy’s brother Spike may be the answer.

Real Estate

• For Rent - Williamsburg – 1 BR apt w/ office.  Sunny kitchen with 2 windows, hardwood floors, shared garden, pets OK.  Heat/Hot Water included.  Asking $2,299/month.  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Sale – Park Slope – Co-op features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, EiK, living room, and hardwood floors. Asking $949,000. Halstead Real Estate  718-520-0303

Local Eats of the Day

• Bonnie’s Grill
Located at 278 5th Ave.

Enjoy their popular Grilled Chick, Bacon, and Avocado Salad made with baby kale,avocado, bacon, cheddar cheese, roasted red peppers, olives, sunflower seeds, ranch dressing for $14.

Click here to view their menu or to place an order online.

Local Events 
• East Williamsburg – 5 p.m. – Cooper Houses tenants and leaders rally against NYCHA’s development plans. Woodpoint Rd. and Skillman Ave.

• Borough Park – 5 p.m. – FDNY and FDNY Ner Tamid Society hosts community menorah lighting in celebration of Chanukah. Engine Company 282 and Ladder Company 148, 4810 12th Ave.

• Downtown – 6 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams holds public hearing. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
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December 12th, 2017 at 4:11 pm

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Morning Buzz: Terror suspect wore homemade bomb from Brooklyn to Times Square, Brooklyn teen uses last breath to identify her killer

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Tuesday, December 12

Weather
• Rain showers early and overcast later in the day. High of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Port Authority terror suspect wore a homemade bomb as he rode the subway from Brooklyn to Times Square. The blast injured three commuters, including one woman who was left temporarily deaf.

• A group of women who have accused President Trump of sexual harassment and assault detailed their accounts of being groped and fondled.

• The Pentagon will allow transgender troops to enlist in the military on January 1, despite Trump’s efforts to ban them.

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Murder, Mayhem & Disaster Trolley Tour  Sat Dec 16th 11am-1pm  Serene, beautiful Green-Wood is the final resting place for many victims – and perpetrators – of violence. Join our tour guide to hear some of their fascinating stories.  $20 Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St, Greenwood Heights
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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn teen used her last breaths to tell cops who shot her after she rejected an older man’s advances.

• A Dyker Heights nursing student pleaded not guilty to starting an apartment fire that killed a Brooklyn couple.

• A Brooklyn state lawmaker is proposing legislation requiring the city to test students for lead exposure.

Politics
• New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is the latest to call on Trump to resign over sexual assault allegations.

• A Fox poll has Democrat Doug Jones leading Republican Roy Moore by 10 points heading into the election.

Entertainment
• Artists Kesha and Macklemore will go on tour together next summer.

• See which films and television shows were snubbed in this year’s Golden Globes nominations.

Buzzing Back

• In 1963 JFK memorial album sets record for sales, selling 4 million copies in the first six days. Listen here.

• In 1915 the singer/actor know as “Old Blue Eyes” Frank Sinatra is born in Hoboken, New Jersey.  In 1940, he had his first #1 hit with this song.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the next terror attack could be deadlier than the Port Authority terminal explosion.

• The Post says Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has proven he’s in the pocket of the teachers union.

In the Blogs
• Bushwick Daily is taking a poll to determine the best happy hours in the neighborhood.

• The dog that has been missing for 11 days in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens has been found.

Trending in New York
• Alabama Senate
The Last Jedi
#FinsUp
#PumpRules
#HolidayBakingChampionship

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (16-11-3) fell to the Dallas Stars in a shootout, 2-1.

• The Islanders (17-10-3) beat the Washington Capitals, 3-1.

• The Knicks (13-13) host the Los Angeles Lakers at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (10-15) welcome the Washington Wizards to Brooklyn. Tip-off is at7:30 p.m.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (2-7) takes on Army in Brooklyn Heights at 7 p.m.

• The Yankees officially introduced Giancarlo Stanton, who will wear number 27.

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Holiday Toy Drive  Now thru Dec 20th  We will be collecting toys to donate to CHiPS, a not-for-profit Soup Kitchen and Shelter here in Brooklyn. The Farm is committed to making the holidays a little bit brighter for families in need! The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park
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Real Estate
• In seven up-and-coming Brooklyn neighborhoods, developers are still handing out concessions to rope in renters.

• For Rent – 231 Frost Street, Williamsburg – Completely new!  2 BR, 2 bath apt w/ Chef’s kitchen and high ceilings.  Heat/Hot Water included.  Asking $2667/month  Castoria Real Estate  718-388-9830

• For Sale - 236 N5th Street, Williamsburg - Vacant 4 family – needs gut rehab.  12 BRs, 4 bath total.  Excellent for Condo Conversion or Rental units.  Asking $3,099,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Bay Ridge – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 700-square-foot co-op at9615 Shore Road for $323,795. Zillow.

Technology
• Apple acquired music recognition app Shazam to bolster Apple Music.

• YouTube is planning to launch its own paid music-streaming service to compete with Spotify and Apple.

Events
East Williamsburg5 p.m. – Cooper Houses tenants and leaders rally against NYCHA’s development plans. Woodpoint Rd. and Skillman Ave.

Borough Park5 p.m. – FDNY and FDNY Ner Tamid Society hosts community menorah lighting in celebration of Chanukah. Engine Company 282 and Ladder Company 148, 4810 12th Ave.

Downtown6 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams holds public hearing. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Written by BKTicker

December 12th, 2017 at 1:42 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Man detonates pipe bomb in terror attack, Councilmen criticize MTA on lack of L train shutdown updates

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Monday, December 11

Top Stories 
• A man inspired by ISIS detonated a pipe bomb attached to his body that injured three people and himself at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

• The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military starting January 1 despite President Trump’s opposition.

Brooklyn News
• Two Council members criticized the MTA due to a lack of updates on plans to shut down the L train in 2019.

• A Brooklyn man is serving a reduced sentenced for beating a cancer-stricken elderly man to death in Bed-Stuy.

• The BQE is expected to become unstable and unable to support trucks unless the DOT approves a reconstruction plan.

Subway Status 
• 1 train service has resumed following an earlier NYPD activity at Franklin St.

• 7 train service has resumed following the earlier track maintenance between Queensboro Plaza and Mets-Willets Point.

• A, C and E trains have resumed making station stops at 42 St/Port Authority-Bus Terminal with delays.

• Customers will need to exit the station to transfer to 1, 2,3,N, Q,R, W, and 7 trains at 42 St-Times Square because the passageway is closed due to an ongoing police investigation. No additional fare will be charged for transfers.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and 39th St.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound between Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Exit 13 – I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy; Jackie Robinson Pkwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Rd; Ramp and Exit 4 – Liberty Av

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Blvd and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Metropolitan Ave; Williamsburg Bridge and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between 39th St and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports
• The Jets (5-8) didn’t manage to score against the Denver Broncos, losing 23-0.

• The Giants (2-11) lost to the Dallas Cowboys, 30-10.

• The Islanders (16-10-3) will take on the Washington Capitals tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Rangers (16-11-2) will face the Dallas Stars tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks (13-13) beat the Atlanta Hawks, 111-107.

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Hansel & Gretel
Sat Dec 16th 11:30am
The Met presents an English-language holiday broadcast of Richard Jones’ clever take on the fairy-tale opera, based on the Brothers Grimm story.  $28
BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave, Downtown.

What’s On TV Tonight

Lucifer (FOX, 8PM) – With the Sinnerman in custody, Lucifer is prepared to go to any length to get his devil face back. Meanwhile, Trixie is introduced to Charlotte and questions the relationship she has with her father.

The Gifted (FOX, 9PM) – At a moral crossroads, Jace is forced to hand over something valuable to Dr. Campbell. The team at Mutant HQ is divided on what they should do next, so Reed and Caitlin take matters into their own hands.

Scorpion (CBS, 10PM) – As Team Scorpion anxiously awaits the verdict of Cabe’s trial which could send him to prison, they focus their nervous energy on trying to save a dog stuck in a cistern.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Hulu: Scrubs Season 7 - J.D. and Elliot still struggle with unresolved feelings for each other, despite their respective commitments to Kim and Keith.

Amazon Video: Nightcrawler – When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Real Estate

• For Rent – Williamsburg - Apartment features 1 bedroom, 1 bath, EiK, and bedroom/home office. Located 3 blocks from L train at Grand St. Asking $2,300/month. Halstead Real Estate  718-520-0303

• For Sale – Greenpoint- Unique 3 story, 2 family home.  1st & 2nd flrs have 4 BRs, 2 bath, large kitchen, spiral stairs, fireplace, washer/dryer.  3rd flr has 3 BRs, 1 bath, fireplace, kitchen. Asking $2,350,000 Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

Local Eats of the Day

• Don Chingon
Located at 216 Flatbush Ave.

Enjoy a Chicken Burrito made with marinated chicken, salsa Mexicana, rice, cabbage, refried beans, avocado salsa, a side of guacamole and crema for $13.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
• Sunset Park – 7 p.m. – CB7 Transportation Committee Meeting. Board Office, 4201 4th Ave

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Tech Tip of the Day 
Mac Tip: Do you have a Mac application that is not starting? Click here to learn how to fix this problem.

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December 12th, 2017 at 1:41 pm

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Morning Buzz: NYCHA blames tenants for lead paint, Federal court judge accused of sexual harassment

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Monday, December 11

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 43 degrees.

Top Stories
• A federal court judge in California has been accused of sexual harassmenttowards female clerks and lower-level staff.

• California Governor Jerry Brown said wildfires are the new normal as the fires continue to spread.

• A trauma surgeon who once treated Bono and high-profile first responders was found dead with a knife in his torso inside his Manhattan apartment.

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Hansel & Gretel  Sat Dec 16th 11:30am  The Met presents an English-language holiday broadcast of Richard Jones’ clever take on the fairy-tale opera, based on the Brothers Grimm story.  $28   BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave, Downtown
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Brooklyn News
• Five police officers were clipped by a car and suffered minor injuries in an event that originally began over a disputed shared driveway.

• NYCHA is blaming tenants for lead paint, claiming the tenants delayed inspections by years.

• A 36-year-old man has begun serving a reduced prison sentence for beating his cancer-stricken elderly neighbor to death.

Politics
• Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Halely said women who believe they’ve been victims of sexual harassment by President Trump should be heard.

• Apparently Mayor Bill de Blasio is the distant relative of a Tammany Hall-backed mayor from the 1800s.

Entertainment
• HBO’s hit limited series “Big Little Lies” is returning for season 2.

Weekend Box Office
• Coco: $18.3 million
• Justice League: $9.6 million
• Wonder: $8.5 million
• The Disaster Artist: $6.4 million
• Thor: Ragnarok: $6.3 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1966 The Beatles start a 6 week run at No. 1 on the US Billboard charts with this album.

• In 1948 singer James Taylor  is born in Boston, Massachusetts.  His biggest hit is this million-selling No. 1 song.

Opinion
• A Daily News columnist said Arabs must accept Jerusalem’s status as the capital of Israel.

• A Times columnist just announced the ‘official’ office Secret Santa guidelinesfor 2017.

In the Blogs
• Check out the Indie makers who were featured at this weekend’s Greenpointers Winter Candyland Holiday Market.

• Molly’s Milk Truck was forced to temporarily shut down due to unsafe building conditions.

Trending in New York
• Keaton Jones
• #UCLDraw
• Qatar
• The Walking Dead
• Rise of the Roypublicans

Scoreboard
• The Jets (5-8) didn’t manage to score against the Denver Broncos, losing 23-0.

• The Giants (2-11) lost to the Dallas Cowboys, 30-10.

• The Islanders (16-10-3) will take on the Washington Capitals tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Rangers (16-11-2) will face the Dallas Stars tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks (13-13) beat the Atlanta Hawks, 111-107.

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The Nutcracker  Sun Dec 17th  3pm  The Nutcracker, a perennial holiday favorite, takes us on an enchanting adventure through a little girl’s fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers, and an army of mice.  $30-$37  On Stage @ Kingsborough Lighthouse, 2001 Oriental Blvd, Manhattan Beach  www.OnStageAtKingsborough.org
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Real Estate
• Tiny living? 34 micro units are coming to Brooklyn.

• For Rent – Grand Street, Williamsburg – Two BR railroad style apt close to Grand L train.  Wood floors, lots of windows, updated appliances.  Asking $1950/month  Castoria Real Estate  718-388-9830

• For Sale – 151 Kingsland Avenue, Greenpoint - Vacant two family brick features 6 BRs, 3 Bath – all renovated!  Corner lot, tons of windows, finished basement.  Asking $1,399,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – East New York – A six-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,672-square-foot two-family home at 451 Newport St. for $750,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Police are looking into the mysterious death of a one-month-old girl in East New York. Unique Fernandes was found unconscious in her crib by her mother about 1:15 p.m. on Saturday. Her mother said she put the baby down for a nap. Medics took the baby to Brookdale University Hospital, where she died. Police said Unique didn’t have visible injuries and the family has no history of abuse. An autopsy has been scheduled.

Events

• Sunset Park – 7 p.m. – CB7 Transportation Committee Meeting. Board Office, 4201 4th Ave

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December 11th, 2017 at 1:56 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: City expects season’s first snowfall, Ski mask-wearing teen fatally shot in Bed-Stuy

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Friday, December 8

Top Stories 
• Deputy national security adviser Dina Powell is planning to leave the White House by early next year.

• A woman who accused Roy Moore of sexual assault said she added notes below his alleged inscription in her high school yearbook.

• New York is expected to receive 3 to 5 inches of snow in the season’s first snowfall.

Brooklyn News
• A 17-year-old boy wearing a ski mask was fatally shot in Bed-Stuy.

• A man was caught on surveillance video stealing an exotic parrot from a pet store in Williamsburg.

• A mugger dragged a woman down the street by her purse during a failed robbery attempt in Bushwick.

Subway Status 
• 2 and 3 trains run at reduced speed through the Clark St Tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

• N and Q train service has resumed following an earlier incident involving a sick passenger at 14 St-Union Sq.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.
Weekend Service Changes

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Saturday.

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Sunday.

Traffic 
• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound between Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Exit 13 – I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy; Jackie Robinson Pkwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Road; Ramp (New York) and 109th Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Belt System – Southern Pkwy and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Morgan Ave and Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 30 – Flushing Ave and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports
Friday
• The Rangers (15-10-2) are in Washington to take on the Capitals at 7 p.m.
• St. John’s (8-1) takes on 16th-ranked Arizona State at 8 p.m.

Saturday
• The Rangers host the New Jersey Devils at MSG. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders travel to Boston to face the Bruins at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks (12-12) head to Chicago to play the Bulls at 8 p.m.
• The Nets face the Miami Heat at Barclays Center at 6 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn (2-6) takes on Fordham in the Bronx at 3 p.m.

Sunday
• The Knicks welcome the Hawks to town. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
• The Giants (2-10) host the Philadelphia Eagles at 1 p.m. with Eli Manning back as starting quarterback.
• The Jets (5-7) are in Denver to take on the Broncos at 4:05 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn (4-6) welcomes Fairfield for a 3:30 p.m. matchup.

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Never Sad presents: Always Happy Video Comedy Bop 
Sun Dec 10th  8pm  

A night of never-before-seen comedy videos and shorts, submitted each month by NYC’s top comedians and filmmakers.  $5 – All ages!
Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, Greenpoint.

What’s On TV Tonight

Once Upon a Time (ABC, 8PM) – Victoria strikes a deal with Weaver in an attempt to free herself from jail and wake Anastasia, but the cost of saving one life could mean the loss of another.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 9PM) – Daisy decides she will rescue Simmons—even if it means risking everything to do it.

Jane the Virgin (CW, 9PM)  – Jane is excited for her first book tour and brings Xo along for fun, but Alba decides last minute that she is going as well. Things take an unexpected turn at their first stop which makes all three ponder what they should do.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: The Crown: Season 2- The second season bears witness to the end of the age of deference, and ushers in the revolutionary era of the 1960s.

Hulu: Legion Season 1 – David Haller is a troubled young man diagnosed as schizophrenic, but after a strange encounter, he discovers special powers that will change his life forever.

Amazon Video: The Grand Tour Season 2 – Follow Jeremy, Richard, and James, as they continue driving new and exciting automobiles from manufacturers all over the world.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Condo features 1 bedrooms, 1 bath open kitchen, dining room, living room, and private balcony. Asking $880,000. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303.

• For Rent – Williamsburg – Apartment features 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, living room, dining room, EiK, central A/C, and hardwood flooring, Heat and water included. Asking $3,499/month. Carollo Real Estate 718-336-6636

Local Eats of the Day

• Gnarly Eats
Located at 447 7th Ave.

This Park Slope spot specializes in burgers and sandwiches. Enjoy their popular Classic Burger starting at $8.95.

Click here to visit their website and place an order online.

Local Events 
Saturday
• Greenpoint - 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. – Santa Brunch,  tbd Brooklyn, 224 Franklin St.
 Downtown – Holiday’s on Atlantic Avenue – Walk the Windows!  4th Ave to Hicks St.
 Williamsburg - 11:45 a.m. – Holiday Show Spectacular: Christmas Vacation  (brunch menu) Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.
• Flatbush – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. – Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker.  Kings Theatre,1027 Flatbush Ave.
• Greenwood Heights - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Twilight Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
 Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Bottomless Latke Festival.  Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy.
• Downtown – 7 p.m. – Chris Rock performs.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

Sunday 
• Williamsburg – Noon to 6 p.m. – Holiday party at The City Reliquary. 370 Metropolitan Ave.
• Greenpoint – 1 to 7 p.m. – Greenpointer’s Candyland Holiday Market.  Greenpoint Loft, 67 West St, 5th Floor.
• Greenwood Heights - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Twilight Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
• Greenpoint - 8 p.m. – Never Sad presents: Always Happy Video Comedy Bop.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

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December 8th, 2017 at 4:15 pm

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Morning Buzz: Roach bombs in Brownsville apartment injure four people, Activists rally against ICE presence in courts

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Friday, December 8

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 41 degrees. Expect some snow on Saturday with a high of 36. Sunday will be partly cloudy with a high of 39 degrees.

Top Stories
• Congress passed a stopgap funding bill for two weeks to prevent a government shutdown this weekend.

• Dozens of people were injured as Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli cops after Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

• A former South Carolina police officer was sentenced to 20 years in jail for killing unarmed Walter Scott.

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Never Sad presents: Always Happy Video Comedy Bop  Sun Dec 10th  8pm  A night of never-before-seen comedy videos and shorts, submitted each month by NYC’s top comedians and filmmakers.  $5 – All ages!  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue, Greenpoint
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Brooklyn News
• Roach bombs set off a flash explosion in a Brownsville apartment that injured four people and killed a cat.

• Activists and attorneys rallied at Brooklyn Borough Hall to ban ICE agents from state courts.

• A Brooklyn museum dedicated to the saga of Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan was so popular it needed a bigger space.

Politics
• Senator Al Franken announced he is resigning in upcoming weeks amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

• Governor Cuomo warned state legislators that they must pass a budget on time or they won’t get their pay raise.

Entertainment
• CBS is bringing back a modern reimagining of “The Twilight Zone”.

• “Get Out,” “Wonder Woman” and “Game of Thrones” are among the movies and shows to receive the AFI Award.

Buzzing Back

• In 1980 John Lennon is shot on his way home from recording this album.

• In 1943 lead singer of The Doors Jim Morrison was born in Melbourne, Florida.  Look back at their first album & the “Summer of Love”.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Alabama and New York must retain the electronic images of paper ballots.

• The Post says the House’s concealed-carry bill is both arrogant and foolish.

In the Blogs
• Boy Scout Troop 26 in north Brooklyn is moving its meetings to IS 318.

• The Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive is hosting a fundraiser next week.

Trending in New York
• Draya
#PsychTheMovie
#Supernatural
Sixers
#DraftingDemocracy

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (16-9-3) fell to the Penguins in overtime, 4-3.

• The Nets (10-14) topped the Oklahoma City Thunder, 100-95.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers (15-10-2) are in Washington to take on the Capitals at 7 p.m.
• St. John’s (8-1) takes on 16th-ranked Arizona State at 8 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers host the New Jersey Devils at MSG. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders travel to Boston to face the Bruins at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks (12-12) head to Chicago to play the Bulls at 8 p.m.
• The Nets face the Miami Heat at Barclays Center at 6 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn (2-6) takes on Fordham in the Bronx at 3 p.m.
Sunday
• The Knicks welcome the Hawks to town. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
• The Giants (2-10) host the Philadelphia Eagles at 1 p.m. with Eli Manning back as starting quarterback.
• The Jets (5-7) are in Denver to take on the Broncos at 4:05 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn (4-6) welcomes Fairfield for a 3:30 p.m. matchup.

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

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Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker  Sat Dec 9th  2pm & 7pm All ages are invited to celebrate the Magic of Christmas with Moscow Ballet’s almost 40 ballerinas! Tkts start at $32. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
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Real Estate
• Brooklyn’s iconic waterfront Watchtower sign came down, and will be replaced with a future office tenant.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Dec 9th  1-3pm  146 N8th Street, Williamsburg – Ideal user/investor.  All vacant on Title.  3 family w/ additional air rights.  1 block to Bedford L train.  Asking $2.499M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-782-4411

• For Sale – Bed-Stuy  –  Great Opportunity!  Legal 3 family on 4 stories.  1st & 2nd flr duplex features 3 BRs, large yard w/ sunny exposure, Quiet, tree lined block, low taxes, close to subway.  Asking $1,790,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Brooklyn Heights – A one-bathroom studio co-op at 70 Remsen Streetfor $355,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Claro in Gowanus brings Oaxacan southern comfort food to Brooklyn.

• Here are Eater’s hottest restaurants in Brooklyn for December 2017.

Restaurant ABC’s – East Flatbush
Grade A – Salvi Restaurant, 4220 Quentin Rd. – Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Eludz Lounge, 1904 Utica Ave. – Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Hunan West, 6165 Strickland Ave. – Live roaches, No facilities to wash or rinse utensils.

Events
• Clinton Hill3 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James speaks at Catalyst Network Foundation’s High School Tech and Business Summit. Benjamin Banneker Academy, 77 Clinton Ave.

Saturday
Greenpoint - 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. – Santa Brunch,  tbd Brooklyn, 224 Franklin Street
Downtown – Holiday’s on Atlantic Avenue – Walk the Windows!  4th Avenue to Hicks Street
Williamsburg - 11:45 a.m. – Holiday Show Spectacular: Christmas Vacation  (brunch menu) Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue
Flatbush2 p.m. & 7 p.m. – Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue
Greenwood Heights - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Twilight Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Prospect Heights6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Bottomless Latke Festival.  Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway
Downtown7 p.m. – Chris Rock performs.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue
Sunday 
WilliamsburgNoon to 6 p.m. – Holiday party at The City Reliquary. 370 Metropolitan Ave.
Greenpoint1 to 7 p.m. – Greenpointer’s Candyland Holiday Market.  Greenpoint Loft, 67 West Street, 5th Floor
• Greenwood Heights - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Twilight Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Greenpoint - 8 p.m. – Never Sad presents: Always Happy Video Comedy Bop.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue

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December 8th, 2017 at 11:54 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Al Franken to resign from Senate, Roach bomb explodes inside Brooklyn apartment

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Thursday, December 7

Top Stories 
• Senator Al Franken announced he will resign in the coming weeks after he was accused of touching women inappropriately.

• Two students were killed in a shooting at a high school in New Mexico.

• A car struck six people after it collided with two cars and mounted the curb in Lower Manhattan.

Brooklyn News
• A roach bomb explosion inside an apartment started a small fire and injured four people in Brownsville.

• Firefighters are investigating the cause of a four-alarm fire that broke out in a hardware store in Bed-Stuy.

• A woman who was jogging in Prospect Park was struck by a hit-and-run driver.

Subway Status 
• 2 and 3 Trains run at reduced speed through the Clark St Tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

• Southbound A trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Howard Beach-JFK Airport.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Exit 29B – Tillary St.

• Delays on I-495 westbound between 48th St; Ramp and START ROUTE I-495 Exit- Queens Midtown Tunnel 2nd Ave East 36th St.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Rd; Ramp and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Belt System – Southern Pkwy and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Metropolitan Ave; Williamsburg Bridge and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports
• The Knicks (12-12) topped the Grizzlies, 99-88

• The Nets (9-14) are in Mexico to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder. The game will air at 10 p.m. on YES.

• The Islanders (16-9-2) are in Pittsburgh for a matchup with the Penguins. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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Greenpointer’s Candyland Holiday Market
Sun Dec 10th 1-7pm
The annual market is the biggest one of the year. A day full of shopping in a beautifully restored historic space.
Greenpoint Loft, 67 West St, 5th Floor.

What’s On TV Tonight

The Big Bang Theory (CBS,8PM) – Sheldon and Amy try to eliminate stress from wedding planning by applying math to the process. Also, Koothrappali “breaks up” with Wolowitz after realizing his best friend is actually hurting his confidence.

Arrow (CW, 9PM) – Quentin Lance is kidnapped by Black Siren and Cayden James, who are looking to trade Lance’s life for a weapon of mass destruction. Oliver and Team Green Arrow must figure out a way to save Lance while still keeping the city safe.

The Orville (FOX, 9PM) – Ed and Kelly reconsider getting back together; and while on a mission to investigate the origins of an uncharted star, the crew suddenly crash-land on a planet from another universe.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Mad Men Season 7- Don attempts to return to his advertising agency after being put on indefinite leave following a meltdown in the middle of a client meeting.

Hulu: Total Recall – When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real – or does he?

Amazon Video: Rocky III – After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.

Real Estate

• For Rent – East Flatbush – Apartment features 1 bedroom, 1 bath, high ceilings, and kitchen. Asking $1,500/month.Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• For Sale - Williamsburg – Renovated 6 family home features 12 BRs, 6 bath total. 1st floor apts have access to huge backyard, extra large basement for storage. Asking $2,649,000. Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

Local Eats of the Day

The WingBar
Located at 275 Smith St.

Enjoy an order of 10 wings served with carrots, celery and blue cheese or ranch for only $10.50.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
Sunset Park - 5 to 7 p.m. – Shower for expecting moms hosted by healthcare professionals. Harbor Hill Neighborhood Center, 5613 2nd Ave.

Williamsburg - 6 p.m. – Female leaders to be honored at Annual Puerto Rican Heritage Celebration. El Puente, 211 S. 4th St.

• Downtown – 8 p.m. – Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before ChristmasBarclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
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December 7th, 2017 at 4:16 pm

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Morning Buzz: Levin blasts Triangle deal, Clinton Hill fourth graders out of space

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Thursday, December 7

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 46 degrees.

Top Stories
WNYC suspended Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz, two of the city’s most popular radio hosts, amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

• Apparently $1 an hour added to their pay isn’t enough to entice MTA workers to face angry subway riders as new “Customer Service Ambassadors.”

• The House passed a GOP-backed bill that would allow people with concealed carry permits to tote their hidden guns across state lines.

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Holidays on Atlantic Avenue – Walk the Windows!  Sat Dec 9th 11am-7pm  Enjoy the festive holiday windows, special events, holiday treats & Santa while you shop & dine. Complete list of events. 4th Avenue to Hicks Street
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Brooklyn News
• Councilman Stephen Levin is blasting the city for its settlement of a lawsuit over development of publicly owned land in the Broadway Triangle.

• A lack of space at Success Academy in Cobble Hill is forcing fourth graders to apply for seats at different schools as far away as the Bronx.

• Workers at a Clinton Hill hospital allowed a dementia-addled patient to wander off and walk to his daughter’s house in Bushwick, family members say.

Politics
• The mayor dissed the Brooklyn Nets at a town hall meeting in Queens, prompting an angry response from the team’s Twittter account.

• Senator Charles Schumer is joining the growing the number of Democrats calling for the resignation of Al Franken over sexual harassment charges.

Entertainment
• An ex-DJ sent Taylor Swift a $1 Sacajewa coin to settle his groping caseagainst the “Fifteen” singer.

• Look out Sag Harbor ladies! Matt Lauer says he is content to live out the rest of his life playing golf in the Hamptons.

Buzzing Back

• In 1941, Pearl Harbor is bombed. View images of the attack.

• In 1942, folk-rock composer and vocalist Harry Chapin is born in New York City. In 1974, he released this song, which hit the Billboard Top 100.

Opinion
• A contributor to the Daily News says that while the GOP’s easing of concealed carry laws may have good intentions, it was a terrible way to do it.

• Another term limit referendum for the City Council? Reform Party statechairman Curtis Sliwa says “bring it on.”

In the Blogs
• This Dominican deliveryman in Bushwick really, really loves Donald Trump.

• Have kids but still want to eat out like a (somewhat) normal person? Here’s the best restaurants in Greenpoint if you have little ones.

Trending in New York
#marriageequality
#DentureDonald
#GPFinal
#LAFires
#Riverdale

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (12-12) topped the Grizzlies, 99-88

• The Nets (9-14) are in Mexico to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder. The game will air at 10 p.m. on YES.

• The Islanders (16-9-2) are in Pittsburgh for a matchup with the Penguins. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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

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Greenpointer’s Candyland Holiday Market  Sun Dec 10th 1-7pm  The annual market is the biggest one of the year. A day full of shopping in a beautifully restored historic space. Greenpoint Loft, 67 West Street, 5th Floor
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Real Estate
• Take a virtual tour of a sunny one-bedroom condo in Bed-Stuy with a private backyard that is asking $799,000.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Dec 10th 1-3pm  20-34 Himrod Street, Ridgewood Vacant 2 family with 3 BRs over 2 BRs. 1st flr has modern kitchen w/ granite counters, full basement, new oil burner. Asking $1.019M  Crifasi Real Estate

• For Rent – Montrose Avenue, Williamsburg - 2 BR railroad style apt w/ 1 bath.  Asking $2500/month  Castoria Real Estate  718-388-9830

• Sold – One-bath, 300-square-foot studio at 728 41st Street in Sunset Park for $210,000.

Style & Fashion
• The ugly sneaker trend for men is here, but will it last? Even the ladies are jumping on “dad shoes” as the must-have accessory.

• A makeup artist offers tips on how to rock festive red lips this holiday season.

Events
• DoBro - 1 p.m. – Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito speaks at rally calling for ICE agents to be barred from courtrooms. Borough Hall,  209 Joralemon St.

Sunset Park - 5 to 7 p.m. – Shower for expecting moms hosted by healthcare professionals. Harbor Hill Neighborhood Center, 5613 2nd Ave.

• Williamsburg - 6 p.m. – Female leaders to be honored at Annual Puerto Rican Heritage Celebration. El Puente, 211 S. 4th St.

Downtown8 p.m. – Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

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December 7th, 2017 at 3:43 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Trump recognizes Jerusalem as capital of Israel, Brooklyn high school evacuated due to bomb threat

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Wednesday, December 6

Top Stories 
• President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced plans to relocate the U.S. embassy there.

• Democratic women senators called on Senator Al Franken to resign after he was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women.

• Firefighters responded to a fire in a building above Grand Central Terminal as well as track fire in Penn Station.

Brooklyn News
• A high school in Borough Park was evacuated after it received a bomb threat involving the toxic drug fentanyl.

• A woman was critically injured after she struck by a car while she crossed the street in Borough Park.

• The Landmark Preservation Commission designated the Empire State Dairy complex a landmark.

Subway Status 

• There is no B train service between Bedford Park Blvd and Brighton Beach in both directions.

• Some southbound F trains are stopping along the E line from Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av to Court Sq then via the G line to Bergen St.

• Some southbound F trains are stopping along the E line from Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av to W 4 St-Washington Sq.

• There is no M train service between Forest Hills-71 Av and Broadway Junction in both directions.

• Expect delays to E, F and G train service.

• These service changes are because of signal problems at 47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Ctr.
Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Exit 29B – Tillary St.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between 48th St; Ramp and Exit 21 – 108th St.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy westbound between 94th St and Exit8 – Ditmars Blvd.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound between 69th Rd and Exit 13 – I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy; Jackie Robinson Pkwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between Union Turnpike and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Metropolitan Ave; Williamsburg Bridge and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports

• The Rangers (15-10-2) beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-3.

• The Islanders (16-9-2) fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 6-2.

• The Knicks (11-12) host the Memphis Grizzles at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (8-1) topped Grand Canyon, 68-60.

• A new streak begins! Eli Manning will start for the New York Giants again.

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Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas”
Wed Dec 6th & Thurs Dec 7th  8pm
Pumpkin King Danny Elfman performs his legendary role of Jack Skellington, Catherine O’Hara (Sally) and Ken Page (Oogie Boogie), will all sing live during the movie.   $35  Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave, Downtown.

What’s On TV Tonight

Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – When Jughead learns that FP is getting released from prison, he and Betty organize a welcome home party with the Serpents to ease him back into his former life.

Empire (FOX, 8PM) – Cookie and Lucious take matters into their own hands as they watch Diana DuBois’ master scheme unfold.

Designated Survivor (ABC, 10PM) – After sorting through thousands of letters all requesting something of president, the White House staff are assigned three, with Emily, Seth, Aaron, Llyor and Kendra joining forces to get answers and possibly save a life.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: The Young Victoria- A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria’s rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

Hulu: Shut Eye Season 2 – With their future uncertain, Charlie and Linda now more than ever need to completely trust one another, but that’s never been easy for these two unrelenting con-artists.

Amazon Video: Titanic – A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Real Estate

• For Rent – Williamsburg – Newly renovated apartment features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen, and hardwood floors, Asking $1,850/month. HalsteadReal Estate 718-520-0303

• For Sale – Bed-Stuy – Legal 3 family on 4 stories plus full basement. 1st & 2nd flr duplex features 3 large BRs, large yard, low taxes, close to subway.  Asking $1,890,000. O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111.

Local Eats of the Day

Wafa’s
Located at 812 Grand St.

Enjoy an order of their Chicken Schwarma Sandwich, sliced boneless chicken breast marinated in lemon, olive oil, spices,  lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, pickled turnips, tahini, and hot sauce on pita bread.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 

• Ditmas Park – 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. – The Maker’s Market – Donate a coat & get a free pint! Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd.

• Williamsburg – 6:30 p.m. – Greenpoint YMCA “Spirit of Life” Awards Dinner & Auction. Giando on the Water, 400 Kent Ave.

• Downtown 8 p.m. – Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas.” Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

• Greenpoint – 8 p.m. – Free Screening: Ghostbusters 2. Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

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December 7th, 2017 at 3:42 pm

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