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Afternoon Buzz: Shooting at Kentucky high school leaves 2 dead, Brooklyn fire caused by battery charger

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Tuesday, January 23

Top Stories 
• Two students were killed and 17 others were wounded in a shooting at a Kentucky high school.

• Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interviewed last week as part of the Russia investigation.

• An elevator repairman fell to his death after he lost his balance and fell in an elevator shaft in Kips Bay.

The Sting
Tues Jan 23rd  9:45pm
Best Picture 1973: Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con.  $4  Syndicated, 40 Bogart St, Williamsburg

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Brooklyn News
• FDNY officials said a Cypress Hills fire that injured 33 people wascaused by a battery charger for a motorized scooter.

• Grimaldi’s Pizzeria was reopened after the Health Department shut it down due to health concerns and permit issues.

• The Greenpoint Environmental Fund will be awarding over $1 million in grants for green project proposals.

Subway Status 
• Southbound F trains are running with delays because of a rail condition at York St.

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

Traffic 
• Disabled truck on I-278 eastbound approaching Northern Blvd 1 lane blocked.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound from Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / Queens Blvd to Exit 22A – Grand Central Pkwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from Hoover Ave to Linden Blvd.

• Delays on I-678 northbound from Rockaway Blvd to 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 westbound between Exit 30 – Flushing Ave and Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy.

• Disabled vehicle on I-278 eastbound ramp to Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge partial lane blocked.

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

Sports
• The Islanders (24-20-5) fell to the Arizona Coyotes in overtime, 3-2.

• The Rangers (24-19-5) visit Anaheim to take on the Ducks at 10 p.m.

• The Knicks (21-26) face the Golden State Warriors in Oakland at 10:30 p.m.

• The Nets (18-29) are in Oklahoma City to play the Thunder at 8 p.m.

• St. John’s (10-10) hosts Creighton at 8:30 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

The Flash (CW, 8PM) – When a familiar villain returns to terrorize Central City, Ralph must rise up to defend the innocent while Barry is detained by his trial. Meanwhile, Barry searches for the strength to keep his optimism alive in the face of his new circumstances.

NCIS (CBS, 8PM)- After McGee and Torres visit the home of a high schooler who witnessed a hit-and-run, her parents, Christopher and Julie Bell, flee with their daughter, leaving NCIS in the lurch.

This Is Us (ABC, 9PM) – Kevin helps Randall and Beth with a project. Kate contemplates a big gift for Toby. Jack and Rebecca talk about their future.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there’s an adventure in everything.

Hulu: Nashville Season 6 – Follows the lives and tragedies of rising and fading country music stars in Nashville, Tennessee.

Amazon Video: Grimm Season 1 – Inspired by the classic Grimm fairy tales — Nick Burkhardt’s life is turned upside down when his family’s legacy is revealed.

Real Estate

• For Rent - Williamsburg – 2 BR, 1 bath apt features open space kitchen, hardwood floors, plenty of closets. Heat/Hot water & gas are included. Asking $2,500/month. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Bushwick – 4 story 2 Family home – all vacant on title.  2 duplex apts, 2 BRs each, 1 car garage.  Asking $1.998M  Crifasi Real Estate  718782-4411

Local Eats of the Day

• Don Chingon
Located at 216 Flatbush Ave.

Enjoy a Chicken Burrito madewith 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 
• Fort Greene – 6:30 p.m. – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries delivers annual State of the District address. Brooklyn Technical High School, 29 Fort Greene Pl.

• Williamsburg – 9:45 p.m. – Screening of “The Sting“. Syndicated Bar & Cinema, 40 Bogart St.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
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January 23rd, 2018 at 4:22 pm

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Morning Buzz: Brooklyn man to sue NYPD for false arrest, Neil Diamond diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

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Tuesday, January 23

Weather
• Rain all day with thunderstorms hitting in the afternoon. High of 56.

Top Stories
• President Trump signed a three-week spending bill that reopened the government, with assurances that Congress will consider legislation for Dreamers.

• Three top board members from USA Gymnastics resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse case for doctor Larry Nasser.

• Legendary singer Neil Diamond has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and will immediately retire from touring.

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The Sting  Tues Jan 23rd  9:45pm  Best Picture 1973: Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con.  $4  Syndicated, 40 Bogart Street, Williamsburg
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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn construction worker is planning to sue the NYPD and state police for a false arrest that left him injured.

• An apartment fire in Cypress Hills injured 32 people but was brought under control in an hour.

• A Brooklyn man was busted at the Holland Tunnel with guns, bullets and weed.

Politics
• President Trump could drop Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for snoozing on the job and botching trade deals.

• Mayor de Blasio canned NYCHA’s second-highest official, the third person to be ousted from the lead paint scandal.

Entertainment
• HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is halfway through filming its final season, which won’t air until 2019.

• These movies were nominated for “worst picture” in the 2018 Razzie Awardsfor the year’s worst movies.

Buzzing Back

• In 1957 Toy company Wham-O produces first Frisbees.  Click here to see Wham-O’s toys from the 1980’s.

• In 1964 actress Mariska Hargitay is born in Santa Monica, California. She is best known for her role on this show, but many do not know that she is the daughter of this famous actress.

Opinion
• The Daily News says congressional leaders should cut out the lazy dealmaker in Trump to pass DACA.

• The Post says there’s proof yet again that the city places adults ahead children in the education system.

In the Blogs
• The Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund is now taking proposals for green projects.

• Bklyner recaps what’s opening and closing around Park Slope.

Trending in New York
• #TheBachelor
DeMarcus Cousins
#PumpRules
Bill Cosby
#RAW25

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (24-20-5) fell to the Arizona Coyotes in overtime, 3-2.

• The Rangers (24-19-5) visit Anaheim to take on the Ducks at 10 p.m.

• The Knicks (21-26) face the Golden State Warriors in Oakland at 10:30 p.m.

• The Nets (18-29) are in Oklahoma City to play the Thunder at 8 p.m.

• St. John’s (10-10) hosts Creighton at 8:30 p.m.

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Best of Brooklyn Food & Beer Festival  Sat Jan 27th  The food & drink event of the year!  A collection of Brooklyn’s best craft beers, food & music. Select your time & tickets here.  Industry City, 220, 36th Street, Sunset Park
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building on Malcolm X Boulevard in Bed-Stuy.

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Unique property – ideal for contractor/craftsman/investor.  Detached 2 family with finished basement on 50×87 double lot, 2 car garage.  Separate workshop, pvt driveway,  Asking $1.980M  Dave Pastorini @ Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

• For Rent – Lefferts Place, Clinton Hill - 2 BR, 2 bath apt w/ huge yard!  Exposed wooden beams, exposed brick, central a/c & gas heat, SS appliances, walking distance to Prospect Park.  Asking $3,500/month  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Bergen Beach – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,900-square-foot house at 1135 East 72nd Street for $769,000. Zillow.

Technology
• The new Amazon Go retail store opened yesterday, and it has no cashiers, registers or lines.

• Twitter users will soon be alerted when they are being exposed to Russianpropaganda.

Events
• Fort Greene6:30 p.m. – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries delivers annual State of the District address. Brooklyn Technical High School, 29 Fort Greene Pl.

Williamsburg9:45 p.m. – Screening of “The Sting“. Syndicated Bar & Cinema, 40 Bogart St.

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January 23rd, 2018 at 12:56 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Deal reached to end government shutdown, Brooklyn apartment fire leaves dozens hospitalized

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Monday, January 22

Top Stories 
• Senate Democrats joined Republicans to pass a temporary funding bill to end the government shutdown in exchange for a vote to resolve DACA by mid-February.

• Smoke at a Port Authority building near the Lincoln Tunnel led to a power outage and the closure of the center tube.

Above & Beyond
Sat Jan 27th 8pm
The U.K.’s most adventurous electronic band is coming to Brooklyn!  $38.75  Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave, Downtown.

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Brooklyn News
• A Cypress Hills apartment fire left more than a dozen people hospitalized, including two children.

• A construction worker plans to sue the state police and the NYPD after he was wrongly arrested because his car resembled one from an incident in Times Square.

• A gunman opened fire on two police officers while they patrolled the roof of a housing development in Bed-Stuy.

Subway Status 
• Main St bound 7 trains are running express from 74 St-Broadway to Mets-Willets Point because of switch problems at 74 St-Broadway.

• E,F,M,R and R train service is running with delays in both directions because of an earlier Con Ed loss of power in the Queens area.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Rd; Ramp and Linden Blvd.

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

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

Sports
• The Rangers (24-19-5) lost to the LA Kings, 5-2.

• The Islanders take on the Arizona Coyotes tonight at 9 p.m.

• The Nets (18-29) beat the Detroit Pistons, 101-100.

• The Knicks (21-26) lost to the LA Lakers, 127-107.

What’s On TV Tonight

Lucifer (FOX, 8PM) – After Lt. Pierce’s true identity is revealed, Lucifer tries to figure out his motives.

The Alienist (TNT, 9PM) – The series premiere. An alienist, newspaper illustrator, secretary and police commissioner begin an investigation outside the law to find a serial killer.

The Good Doctor (ABC, 10PM) – Dr. Shaun Murphy suspects his patient is lying about the reason for her injury and makes a controversial assumption about her motives.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: The Office Season 7- Michael hires a new office assistant and causes outrage in the office.

Hulu: The X-Files Season 3 – Mulder is missing and assumed dead although Scully experiences a vision in which he is still alive.

Amazon Video: The Royals Season 1 – Set in modern-day England, The Royals follows the lives of a fictional British Royal family that inhabits a world of opulence and regal tradition catering to any and every desire.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Williamsburg -Ideal user/investor. All vacant on title. 3 family home w/ additional air rights. 1 block to Bedford L train. Asking $2.499M. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• For Sale – Greenpoint – Newly renovated two family brick delivered vacant! 4 BRs, 3 bath total.1st flr has access to backyard & pool. Finished basement w/ sep entrance, laundry room. New lighting, electric & plumbing.  Asking $2,299,000. Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

Local Eats of the Day

• Burger Bistro 
Located 177 5th Ave.

Enjoy a turkey burger with your choice of buns and toppings starting at $9.

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

Local Events 
 Flushing 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Public Hearing & Regular Meeting.  Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St.

• Astoria – 8:30 p.m. – “111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss” book signing.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
WordPress: Do you want to set up your own website on WordPress? Click here to learn how to get started.

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January 23rd, 2018 at 12:56 pm

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Morning Buzz: Co-creator of The Harlem Shake shot dead, Corrections officer faces life sentence for raping inmate

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Monday, January 22

Weather
• Scattered showers with a high of 53 degrees.

Top Stories
• The government shutdown has dragged into the third day with the senate expected to vote on whether to end the shutdown at noon today.

• Along with other global demonstrations, the Women’s March returned to New York this weekend.

• Senator Bernie Sanders said deporting Dreamers would be “one of the ugliest stains” in U.S. history.

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Greater Than Ever: New York’s Big Comeback  Mon Jan 22nd 7pm  After the terrorist attacks of 9/11 New York City’s economy was almost as damaged as its morale. Recount the triumphs and pitfalls of one of New York’s defining eras.  $10  Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights
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Brooklyn News
• A gas explosion in a Bath Beach apartment injured four, including one seriously.

• Jesse Rutland, co-creator of The Harlem Shake, was shot dead in his East Flatbush home.

• A correction officer is facing life in prison for repeatedly raping a female inmate at a Sunset Park facility.

Politics
• Governor Cuomo denied any involvement in driving up stats for subway delays blamed on power failures.

• Here’s what a government shutdown looks like. Meanwhile, the Statue of Liberty will remain open.

Entertainment
• Scarlet Johansson called out James Franco at the Women’s March, stating that she needed her pin back.

Weekend Box Office
• Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: $20 million
• 12 Strangers: $16.5 million
• Den of Thieves: $15.3 million
• The Post: $12.1 million
• The Greatest Showman: $11 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2008 Heath Ledger dies of accidental prescription drug overdose.  It was his role is this movie that truly made him a star, earning him comparisons to acting greats such as Marlon Brando.

• In 1960 INXS vocalist Michael Hutchence is born in Sydney, New South Wales.  This song is the only INXS single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Opinion
• A Times columnist argued that even though Hillary Clinton lost the election, the future is hers.

• The Post is curious about Governor Cuomo’s “tax attacks” on the health care industry.

In the Blogs
• If you’re interested in a healthy start to the new year, there are plenty of deals in Greenpoint.

• Specialty beer store Hops and Hocks in Bushwick has been closed forever.

Trending in New York
• Davos
• Pence
• Comey in the Clinton
• #MondayMotivation
•  #MorningJoe

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (24-19-5) lost to the LA Kings, 5-2.

• The Islanders (24-20-4) take on the Arizona Coyotes tonight at 9 p.m.

• The Knicks (21-26) lost to the LA Lakers, 127-107.

• The Nets (18-29) beat the Detroit Pistons, 101-100.

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

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Above & Beyond  Sat Jan 27th 8pm  The U.K.’s most adventurous electronic band is coming to Brooklyn!  $38.75  Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Downtown
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Real Estate
• Check out the new renderings for the upcoming project at 35-14 Surf Avenue in Coney Island.

• For Sale – Bushwick – 4 story 2 Family home – all vacant on title.  2 duplex apts, 2 BRs each, 1 car garage.  Asking $1.998M  Crifasi Real Estate  718782-4411

• For Rent - Union Avenue, Williamsburg - 2 BR, 1 bath apt features open space kitchen, hardwood floors, plenty of closets.  Heat/HotWater & gas are included.  Asking $2,500/month  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Brighton Beach – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 981-square-foot apartment at 35 Seacoast Ter. for $425,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Police are still searching for a man who punched a 32-year-old man following a dispute inside of 1410 St. Johns Place (Ideal Food Basket) on January 20th.

Events
• Downtown – 6 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams holds a public hearing on uniform land use review procedure, Brooklyn Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St.

• Brooklyn Heights – 7 p.m. – Greater than Ever: New York’s Big Comeback.  Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street

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January 22nd, 2018 at 8:48 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Immigrant activists march across Brooklyn Bridge, Parents charged for leaving toddlers alone in apartment

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Friday, January 19

Top Stories 
• Senator Chuck Schumer said he and President Trump made “some progress” but did not reach a deal to avert a shutdown.

• Dozens of residents were forced out of their Manhattan apartment building after building inspectors said a stairway was unstable.

“Marie Antoinette” w/ Pastries & Champagne
Fri Jan 19th 9:15pm
Party with Marie Antoinette and her royal court like it’s the 1780s and your home is Versailles. Each ticket includes a champagne cocktail and decadent puff pastry from Ladurée.  $40
Videology, 308 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg.

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Brooklyn News
• Immigrant activists marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in response to President Trump’s remarks about Haitian and African immigrants.

• Two parents were charged after their two toddlers were found alonein an apartment that reeked of marijuana.

• Rapper Fetty Wap appeared at the State Supreme Court for a hearing on his pending drag racing case.

Subway Status 
• N and W trains are running with delays in both directions because of track maintenance at Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.

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 I-495 eastbound between 48th St; Ramp and Exit 22A – Grand Central Pkwy.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 33 – Mcguinness Blvd; Humboldt St and Atlantic Ave.

• Disabled truck on I-278 westbound just past Exit 29B – Tillary St right lane blocked.

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

Sports
• Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson was arrested in South Floridafor the second time in less than a year.

Friday
• The Knicks (20-25) face the Jazz in Utah at 10:30 p.m.
• The Nets (16-29) host the Miami Heat at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
• The Rangers visit the Avalanche in Colorado at 3 p.m.
• The Islanders take on the Blackhawks in Chicago. Puck drops at 8:30 p.m.
• St. John’s (10-9) hope to get back on track against rival Georgetown in Washington, D.C. at noon.
• LIU Brooklyn faces Central Connecticut State at 3:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn hosts Bryant at 4 p.m.

Sunday
• The Rangers are in Los Angeles to take on the Kings at 10:30 p.m.
• The Knicks also travel to Los Angeles to play the Lakers at 3:30 p.m.
• The Nets face the Detroit Pistons on the road at 4 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

Blindspot (NBC, 8PM) – The team races to thwart a deadly terrorist plot with the help of Reade’s journalist girlfriend.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 9PM) – Coulson and the team discover that the most unexpected person from S.H.I.E.L.D.’s past may hold the key to stopping Earth’s destruction.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, 9PM) – When the corpse of a diamond smuggler is stolen from a graveyard, Five-0 tracks down his partner, Voss, who will stop at nothing to retrieve their latest batch of contraband.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Gracie and Frankie Season 4 – As Grace and Frankie muddle through ups and downs with their business, romantic relationships and families, they must face some realities of aging.

Hulu: The Path Season 3 – Eddie, now Guardian of the Light, opens the movement up with the help of new publicist Vera.

Amazon Video: Just Add Magic Season 2 – When the magical cookbook goes missing from Kelly’s backpack, the girls cook a tracking spell to find it again but are worried it might have left them forever.

Real Estate

• For Rent – Williamsburg – 1 BR, 1 bath top floor apt. Heat/Hot Water included. Asking $1,950/month. Castoria Real Estate  718-388-9830

• For Sale – Greenpoint – Development property – great for retail or commercial facility. Extra buildable for Inclusionary Housing. Priced to sell – owner is motivated! Asking $2,950,000. Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

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 
• Downtown – 6 p.m. – Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon hosts screening of film “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry.” NYU Tandon School of Engineering MakerSpace, 6 MetroTech Center.

• Williamsburg – 9:15 p.m. – “Marie Antoinette” w/ Pastries & Champagne.  Videology, 308 Bedford Ave.

Saturday
• Prospect Park – 10 a.m. to Noon – Bark and Buds Winter Walk.  Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 1000 Washington Ave.
• Williamsburg – 11 a.m. – Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo.  National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St.
• East Williamsburg – 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. – David Johansen plays NY Dolls.  Elsewhere, 599 Johnson Ave.
• Williamsburg – 11:30 p.m. – Slow Jam: R&B Dance Party.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

Sunday
• Williamsburg - 11:30 a.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: Music of the Grateful Dead.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.
• East Williamsburg – 2 p.m. – Brooklyn Three Kings Day Parade.  Graham Ave.
• Prospect Park – 2 to 5 p.m. – Kokedama: Hanging Garden Workshop.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
Lost Phone: If you ever lose your phone while traveling, it is important to take various steps to recover it and protect your information.

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January 19th, 2018 at 4:12 pm

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Morning Buzz: Brooklyn teen faces accused NYPD rapists in court, Pizzeria unveils “Tide Pod” slice

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Friday, January 19

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 39 degrees. Saturday warms up to 50 with partly cloudy skies, while Sunday has a high of 46 degrees.

Top Stories
• The House narrowly voted to avert a government shutdown, but the Senate is in a standoff as the deadline looms.

• A panel convened by Governor Cuomo will propose a toll of up to $11.52 for drivers going through Manhattan’s congested areas.

• After weeks of heating outages at NYCHA buildings, Mayor de Blasio has committed $13 million to make necessary repairs.

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Brooklyn Three Kings Day Parade  Sun Jan 21st 2pm  Celebrating their 21st Parade Anniversary! Line Up will begin 12:30 pm on Meeker and Graham Aves. This years Parade is dedicated to the Families of Puerto Rico!!!  Graham Avenue – Avenue of Puerto Rico, East Williamsburg
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Brooklyn News
• The Brooklyn teen who accused two detectives of raping her in their police van faced off with the cops in court for the first time since the incident.

• A north Brooklyn pizzeria unveiled its new Tide Pod-inspired slice named after a dangerous viral challenge.

• Tenants from a Brooklyn building have suffered almost three weeks without heat, and believe their landlord doesn’t care.

Politics
• The White House denied that there’s a riff between Donald Trump and John Kelly after the chief of staff’s comments about Trump’s views on the wall.

• Former Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito took a job at the Latino Victory Fund PAC to seek viable candidates for office.

Entertainment
• Prince William is embracing his baldness after he unveiled his shaved head in public.

• Actress Lupita Nyong’o is working on a new children’s book for Simon & Schuster.

Buzzing Back

• In 1993 Fleetwood Mac reunite to play “Don’t Stop” at Bill Clinton’s first Inaugural gala.  Watch it here.

• In 1943 rocker and blues singer-songwriter Janis Joplin is born in Port Arthur, Texas. She was one of the major attractions at the Woodstock festival.

Opinion
• The Daily News says leaders of the Christian Right were hypocritical to go after Bill Clinton, but not Donald Trump on morality.

• The Post says Democrats’ refusal to compromise on the wall will hurt Dreamers in the end.

In the Blogs
• The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival is now accepting chilling submissions.

• Check out this coming-of-age “Pokemon play” at The Glove in Bushwick.

Trending in New York
• FISA
#GreysAnatomy
#Scandal
#HTGAWM
Yams Day

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (24-17-5) topped the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3.

• The Islanders (23-20-4) fell to the Boston Bruins, 5-2.

• LIU Brooklyn (9-11) beat Bryant, 83-79.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (7-12) edged Mount St. Mary’s, 81-73.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (20-25) face the Jazz in Utah at 10:30 p.m.
• The Nets (16-29) host the Miami Heat at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers visit the Avalanche in Colorado at 3 p.m.
• The Islanders take on the Blackhawks in Chicago. Puck drops at 8:30 p.m.
• St. John’s (10-9) hope to get back on track against rival Georgetown in Washington, D.C. at noon.
• LIU Brooklyn faces Central Connecticut State at 3:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn hosts Bryant at 4 p.m.
Sunday
• The Rangers are in Los Angeles to take on the Kings at 10:30 p.m.
• The Knicks also travel to Los Angeles to play the Lakers at 3:30 p.m.
• The Nets face the Detroit Pistons on the road at 4 p.m.

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

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“Marie Antoinette” w/ Pastries & Champagne  Fri Jan 19th 9:15pm  Party with Marie Antoinette and her royal court like it’s the 1780s and your home is Versailles. Each ticket includes a champagne cocktail and decadent puff pastry from Ladurée.  $40  Videology, 308 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• Two Downtown Brooklyn and two Williamsburg buildings were among the largest developments to open in 2017.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 20th & Sun Jan 21st  1-3pm  20-34 Himrod Street, Ridgewood  Vacant 2 family home features 3 BRs over 2.  1st flr has modern kitchen w/ granite counters, SS appliances, new bath, wood floors, full basement, new oil burner, pvt yard.  Asking $1.019M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-782-4411

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 21st 1:30-3pm  243 Devoe Street, Williamsburg  Renovated 6 family home features 12 BRs, 6 bath total.  Each apt features 2 BRs and are in great condition boasting high-end finishes.  Near all!  Asking $2,449,000  Capri jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Williamsburg – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,063-square-foot condo at 190 Conselyea Street for $895,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Katsuei in Park Slope and 1 or 8 in Williamsburg are among the city’s best sushi restaurants.

• Stumptown Coffee is opening a new Brooklyn location in Boerum Hill.

Restaurant ABC’s – Greenwood Heights
Grade A – Gran Villa Restaurant, 4002 3rd Ave. – Evidence of mice, Live roaches.
Grade B – Prosperity Noodle, 947 4th Ave. – Evidence of mice, Filth flies.
Grade C – Hero Champ, 948 3rd Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Filth flies.

Events
• Downtown6 p.m. – Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon hosts screening of film “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry.” NYU Tandon School of Engineering MakerSpace, 6 MetroTech Center.

Williamsburg9:15 p.m. – “Marie Antoinette” w/ Pastries & Champagne.  Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue

Saturday
Prospect Park10 a.m. to Noon – Bark and Buds Winter Walk.  Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 1000 Washington Avenue
Williamsburg11 a.m. – Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo.  National Sawdust, 80 N 6th Street
East Williamsburg7 p.m. to 4 a.m. – David Johansen plays NY Dolls.  Elsewhere, 599 Johnson Avenue
Williamsburg11:30 p.m. – Slow Jam: R&B Dance Party.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue.
Sunday
Williamsburg - 11:30 a.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: Music of the Grateful Dead.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
East Williamsburg2 p.m. – Brooklyn Three Kings Day Parade.  Graham Avenue
Prospect Park - 2 to 5 p.m. – Kokedama: Hanging Garden Workshop.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Avenue.

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January 19th, 2018 at 1:55 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: New York among 20 finalists for Amazon’s second HQ, Multiple businesses damaged in Brooklyn fire

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Thursday, January 18

Top Stories 
• The possibility of a government shutdown increased due to opposition to a short-term spending bill.

• Prosecutors revealed the living conditions of 13 children who were held captive by their parents in California.

• Amazon narrowed its second headquarters list down to 20 finalists,which includes New York, Newark, and other locations.

Kokedama: Hanging Garden Workshop
Sun  Jan 21st  2-5pm
Learn the art and make two kokedama plantings to take home. Pre-Registration Required.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave, Prospect Park.

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Brooklyn News
• A three-alarm fire burned though a commercial building anddamaged at least five businesses in Bath Beach.

• A woman who accused two NYPD detectives of raping her inside a police van faced them for the first time in court.

• A Crown Heights health center is teaming up with State Senator Jesse Hamilton to offer free lead-level testing for children.

Subway Status 
• 34 St bound 7 trains will end at Hunters Point Av or Queensboro Plaza because of an investigation at Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av.

• Southbound N and W trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Astoria Blvd.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-495 eastbound from Exit 17E – I-278 to Exit 27 – Clearview Expwy I-295 / Throgs Neck Bridge.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound from 69th Rd to I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy.

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

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Kent Ave to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Delays on I-678 northbound from Rockaway Blvd to Exit 5 – 101st Ave.

• Delays on Belt System – Southern Pkwy eastbound from I-678- Van Wyck Expwy;Ramp to Springfield Blvd.

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

Sports
• The Knicks (20-25) fell to the Grizzlies, 105-99.

• The Nets (16-29) lost to the Spurs, 100-95.

• St. John’s (10-9) is still without a Big East win, falling to Xavier, 88-82.

• The Islanders (23-19-4) host the Bruins in Brooklyn at 7 p.m.

• The Rangers (23-17-5) welcome the Sabres to MSG. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 8PM) – Jo finally faces her estranged, abusive husband Paul Stadler, while Grey Sloan continues to work with the FBI after a hacker has compromised the hospital’s computer system.

Arrow (CW, 9PM) – Despite losing half his team, Oliver remains confident that he, Felicity and Diggle can stop Cayden James and Black Siren. However, when he discovers one of Cayden’s secrets, he decides to team up with an unlikely ally.

Portlandia (IFC, 10PM) – In the Season 8 premiere, Spyke gets his old band back together; podcasters investigate a police station; Candace brings Toni to her childhood summer home; and Brendan and Michelle consider buying a van.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: The Italian Job – After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.

Hulu: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Season 2 – Guy Fieri road trips across America to check out classic greasy spoons.

Amazon Video: Suits Season 6 – Mike transitions to prison life while Harvey, Jessica, Louis, Donna and Rachel deal with the fallout of Mike’s plea deal and try to prevent what’s left of PSL from collapsing.

Real Estate

• 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

• For Sale – Greenpoint - Package Deal!  Two buildings being sold as development property. 2 family w/ garage and 3 family homes features 15 BRs, 6 bath total. Asking $4,299,000.Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

Local Eats of the Day

• Dough
Located at 448 Lafayette Ave.

Enjoy their Nutella doughnut for $2.25.

Click here to view their menu.

Local Events 
Sunset Park – 4:30 p.m. – Councilman Carlos Menchaca and Speaker Corey Johnson pass out flyers on DACA renewal and legal options for Dreamers. 36th St. & 4th Ave.

 Flatbush – 6 p.m. – Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte delivers her State of the District address. Brooklyn College Student Center, 2705 Campus Rd.

Flatbush - 6:30 p.m. – Happy Hour Tour. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

To send us a local event for the Newsticker, click here.

Tech Tip of the Day 
2FA: It is important to activate two-factor authentication (2FA) in order to secure your online accounts. Click here to learn which sites offer 2FA and how to set it up.

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January 18th, 2018 at 4:11 pm

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Morning Buzz: W’burg tenants without heat for 18 days, Woman who killed baby gets 16 years

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Thursday, January 18

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 33 degrees.

Top Stories
• President Donald Trump named the winners of his “Fake News Awards” for outlets he says covered him inaccurately. It contained several mistakes.

• A cop shot and killed a 16-year-old boy in an Ohio courtroom after the teen got into a fight with some of his family members.

• The de Blasio administration plans to open a homeless shelter in the old Park Savoy Hotel on “Billionaire’s Row” in Manhattan.

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Kokedama: Hanging Garden Workshop  Sun  Jan 21st  2-5pm  Learn the art and make two kokedama plantings to take home. Pre-Registration Required.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave, Prospect Park
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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn woman was sentenced to 16 years for killing her newborn baby and carrying his body around the city in a bag.

• Tenants in an apartment building on South 11th Street in Williamsburg have been without heat and hot water for 18 days.

• The Daily News takes a closer look at the story of ex-convict who joined a Coney Island anti-violence program, only to be shot in a bar.

Politics
• Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing a plan to free old and sick inmates in an effort to save money.

• With the subways in disarray, officials over at the MTA put a top priority on having a tidy office for the agency’s new president.

Entertainment
• Marla Maples, the second wife of Donald Trump, is dating a television host who called the president “physically disgusting.”

• The author of the Aziz Ansari bad date piece got catty with a cable news anchor who questioned her subject, firing off an email criticizing her looks.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975, “Mandy” becomes Barry Manilow’s first #1 pop hit. He would go on to sell more than 75 millions records over the course of his career. Listen here.

• In 1892, comic actor Oliver Hardy is born in Harlem, Georgia. Along with Stan Laurel, he formed a famous comedy duo.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Times writes that there are actually quite a few things the U.S. could learn from Africa’s sh*thole countries.

• The author of a book on homelessness writes in the Greenpoint Star that a solution to the issue starts with debunking the myths about the homeless.

In the Blogs
• The DOT will present proposed locations in Carroll Gardens for a car-share pilot program at a Community Board 6 meeting tonight.

• The L-Pocalypse is Nigh! The MTA and DOT are hosting four open house meetings over the next month where you can (hopefully) get some answers.

Trending in New York
• #ACSVersace
• #fire
• #bfc530
• #TheXFiles
• #WhatGodzillasReallyThinking

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (20-25) fell to the Grizzlies, 105-99.

• The Nets (16-29) lost to the Spurs, 100-95.

• St. John’s (10-9) is still without a Big East win, falling to Xavier, 88-82.

• The Islanders (23-19-4) host the Bruins in Brooklyn at 7 p.m.

• The Rangers (23-17-5) welcome the Sabres to MSG. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

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

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Slow Jam: R&B Dance Party  Sat Jan 20th 11:30pm  Paying tribute to the best to ever do it! $10-$15  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• A lavish Park Slope brownstone mansion that was once asking $15 millionhas found a buyer.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 21st 3-4pm  37 Apollo Street, Greenpoint  Two family brick features 4 BRs, 3 bath total.  1st flr has open floor plan, LR/DR, modern kitchen w/ SS appliances.  2nd flr has 2 BRs, 1 bath w/ large LR/DR.  Full finished basement, laundry room, backyard access.  Asking $2,249,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 20th 11am-1pm  146 N8th Street, Williamsburg  All Vacant on Title.  3 family with additional air rights.  1 block to Bedford L train.  Asking $2.499M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-782-4411

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,310-square-foot penthouse at 369 Harman Street in Bushwick for $1.09 million.

Style & Fashion
• Balenciaga is has a new line for cubicle dwellers who want to rock an edgier look at the office.

• A new pair of Adidas comes with a free year of travel on the Berlin subway.

Events
• Sunset Park – 4:30 p.m. – Councilman Carlos Menchaca and Speaker Corey Johnson pass out flyers on DACA renewal and legal options for Dreamers. 36th St. & 4th Ave.

 Flatbush – 6 p.m. – Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte delivers her State of the District address. Brooklyn College Student Center, 2705 Campus Rd.

Flatbush 6:30 p.m. – Happy Hour Tour. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

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January 18th, 2018 at 10:54 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Eleven busted in drug trafficking ring, Brooklyn teacher says students threatened her

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Wednesday, January 17

Top Stories 
• North and South Korea agreed to march together at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics next month.

• Eleven suspected drug traffickers were indicted for allegedly distributing heroin and fentanyl in Manhattan, Staten Island, and New Jersey.

• Police identified the suspect wanted for fatally shooting a woman in front of a Bronx bodega.

Happy Hour Tour
Thurs Jan 18th 6:30pm
Take a behind the scenes, historic tour of the venue paired with a glass of our best wine. 21+. Tickets.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn.

If you are interested in advertising in the Newsticker, click here.

Brooklyn News
• A Park Slope teacher says students are threatening to break her knees after she accused her principal of communist organizing. 

• Grimaldi’s Pizza was closed by the city health department due to vermin and plumbing issues.

• A man died from his injuries after a brawl with his roommate over bathroom usage.

Subway Status 
• Some 34 St bound 7 trains will end at 61 St-Woodside, Queensboro Plaza or Hunters Point Av. Expect delays in both directions.

• Northbound A trains are running local from Euclid Av to Broadway Junction.

• Northbound A trains are running express from Aqueduct-North Conduit to 80 St. Expect delays to A and C train service.

• 71 Av bound M and northbound R trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Elmhurst Av.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-495 eastbound from Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / Queens Blvdto Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

• Disabled truck on I-495 westbound approaching Exit 20 – Junction Blvd / Queens Blvd right lane blocked

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

• Delays on I-678 southbound from Jackie Robinson Pkwy to Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound from Rockaway Blvd to Exit 8 – Main St

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

• Delays on I-278 westbound from Wythe Ave to Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy.

• Accident on I-278 eastbound just past Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy Exit 2 lanes blocked until further notice.

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

Sports
• The Rangers (23-17-5) topped the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-1.

• The Islanders (23-19-4) fell to the New Jersey Devils, 4-1.

• The Knicks (20-24) head to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (16-28) host the San Antonio Spurs at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (10-8) faces 11th-ranked Xavier on the road at 8:30 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

• Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – Tensions mount when the sudden shut down of Southside High forces Jughead and his fellow serpents to transfer to Riverdale High.

• The Blacklist (NBC, 8PM) – When Red goes on the hunt for a legendary treasure, he draws the attention of Abraham Stern, a cunning manipulator who has devoted his life and the lives of many innocents to recovering the fortune that is his birthright.

• Criminal Minds (CBS, 10PM) – The BAU is called to New York when several casualties of a brutal nature are reported in Central Park.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew.

• Hulu: The Mick Season 2 Midseason Premiere – Sabrina organizes a gathering of talented artists in the hopes of being able to impress them.

• Amazon Video: Capote - In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case.

Real Estate

Subway Status 
• Some 34 St bound 7 trains will end at 61 St-Woodside, Queensboro Plaza or Hunters Point Av. Expect delays in both directions.

• Northbound A trains are running local from Euclid Av to Broadway Junction.

• Northbound A trains are running express from Aqueduct-North Conduit to 80 St. Expect delays to A and C train service.

• 71 Av bound M and northbound R trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Elmhurst Av.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-495 eastbound from Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / Queens Blvdto Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

• Disabled truck on I-495 westbound approaching Exit 20 – Junction Blvd / Queens Blvd right lane blocked

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

• Delays on I-678 southbound from Jackie Robinson Pkwy to Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound from Rockaway Blvd to Exit 8 – Main St

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

• Delays on I-278 westbound from Wythe Ave to Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy.

• Accident on I-278 eastbound just past Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy Exit 2 lanes blocked until further notice.

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

Sports
• The Rangers (23-17-5) topped the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-1.

• The Islanders (23-19-4) fell to the New Jersey Devils, 4-1.

• The Knicks (20-24) head to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (16-28) host the San Antonio Spurs at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (10-8) faces 11th-ranked Xavier on the road at 8:30 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

• Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – Tensions mount when the sudden shut down of Southside High forces Jughead and his fellow serpents to transfer to Riverdale High.

• The Blacklist (NBC, 8PM) – When Red goes on the hunt for a legendary treasure, he draws the attention of Abraham Stern, a cunning manipulator who has devoted his life and the lives of many innocents to recovering the fortune that is his birthright.

• Criminal Minds (CBS, 10PM) – The BAU is called to New York when several casualties of a brutal nature are reported in Central Park.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew.

• Hulu: The Mick Season 2 Midseason Premiere – Sabrina organizes a gathering of talented artists in the hopes of being able to impress them.

• Amazon Video: Capote - In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Bed-Stuy – Four family brownstone in historic Bed-Stuy. Great income producing property. 2 bedrooms each apartment. Full basement. Call for income and expenses. Asking 1.615M.  Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Vacant 4 family home features 12 BRs, 4 bath total.  Property needs gut rehab.  Excellent for Condo conversion or rental units.  Asking $2,999,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

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 
• West Brighton – 6 p.m. – Councilman Chaim Deutsch, FDNY, American Red Cross host fire prevention and safety event. Trump Village West, 2928 West 5th St.

To send us a local event for the Newsticker, click here.

Tech Tip of the Day 
• Laptops: Are you looking for a budget laptop? Check out this list of the 10 best budget laptops of 2018 so far.

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January 17th, 2018 at 4:15 pm

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Morning Buzz: Brooklyn man gets 41 years for killing babysitter, Roaming bus to offer free showers for homeless

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Wednesday, January 17
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow operations. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Snow in the morning but cloudy in the afternoon. High of 36 degrees.

Top Stories
• A slushy winter storm hit the tri-state area overnight, which could bring an inch of snow to New York City.

• Dozens of victims testified to the sexual abuse perpetrated by Olympics gymnastics doctor Larry Nasser.

• A group of two dozen state attorneys general sued to keep net neutrality, while Senate Democrats almost have enough votes to repeal the FCC’s ruling.

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Bark and Buds Winter Walk  Sat Jan 20th 10am-12pm  Walk the wintery grounds of the Garden and learn to identify evergreen and deciduous trees.  Pre-Registration Required.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave, Prospect Park
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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 41 years in prison for killing a babysitter with a submachine gun.

• A new school bus housing shower stalls will offer free showers to the homeless across Brooklyn.

• Residents of a Bushwick building have been living without heat or water, but are taking their landlords to court.

Politics
• Cuomo’s budget proposal includes provisions to pass the Child Victims Act and create a commission to study legalizing pot.

• The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a re-trial of former Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver for corruption.

Entertainment
• It’s a girl! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their third baby into the world.

• Singer Seal is vehemently denying recent allegations of sexual misconduct.

Buzzing Back

• In 1966 NBC Television greenlights The Monkees.   Out of the over 400 young men who came to audition, these four guys made it!

• In 1922 actress Betty White is born in Oak Park Illinois.  Playing many roles in her career, her most beloved character is Rose from The Golden Girls.  Click here to hear some “Rose-isms”.

Opinion
• The Daily News says it’s about time Governor Cuomo takes on sexual abuse reform for statue of limitations.

• The Post says Cuomo’s problem is his refusal to address the state’s high taxes and wasteful spending.

In the Blogs
• This Friday, enjoy a “Diana vs. Donna” dance party featuring live music in Clinton Hill.

• A movie night, free whiskey tasting and art show are among some activities happening in Bushwick the rest of this week.

Trending in New York
• Fake News
• #BlackLightning
• Wisconsin
• #ThisIsUs
• #Celtics

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (23-17-5) topped the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-1.

• The Islanders (23-19-4) fell to the New Jersey Devils, 4-1.

• The Knicks (20-24) head to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (16-28) host the San Antonio Spurs at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (10-8) faces 11th-ranked Xavier on the road at 8:30 p.m.

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

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Happy Hour Tour  Thurs Jan 18th 6:30pm  Take a behind the scenes, historic tour of the venue paired with a glass of our best wine. 21+. Tickets.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
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Real Estate
• Greenland USA no longer plans to switch one of Pacific Park’s sites from residential to office use.

• For Rent – Lefferts Place, Clinton Hill - 1 BR, 1 bath apt features exposed brick in LR, central A/C, gas heat, SS appliances.  Asking $2,200/month  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Rent – Graham Avenue, Williamsburg - 1 BR, 1 bath top floor apt.  Heat/Hot Water included.  Asking $1,950/month  Castoria Real Estate  718-388-9830

• Sold – Bed-Stuy – A five-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,400-square-foot brownstone at 121 Malcolm X Boulevard for $1.715 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Nestle is selling its U.S. candy business to Ferrero for $2.8 billion amid its health push.

• Oil producer Hess Corp. is cutting 300 jobs this year to trim costs.

Events
• Sunset Park – 11 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams unveils plan for mobile shower service to service homeless and other vulnerably populations. Turning Point Education Center, 423 39th St.

• Williamsburg – 11:45 a.m. – Councilman Antonio Reynoso moderates inaugural debate between students of MS 50 and International School of Sosua. 183 South 3rd St.

• West Brighton – 6 p.m. – Councilman Chaim Deutsch, FDNY, American Red Cross host fire prevention and safety event. Trump Village West, 2928 West 5th St.

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January 17th, 2018 at 1:39 pm

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