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Monday, December 10

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• The Supreme Court declined to take a case that sought to defund Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood.

• Facing certain defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal.

• A man was killed and a police officer was wounded after a shooting on Staten Island.

IN BROOKLYN
• A video shows a group of police officers attempting to pry a 1-year-old child from his mother as they tried to arrest her.

• Governor Cuomo ordered a last-minute review of the L train shutdown plan.

• A man was fatally struck by an SUV while setting up traffic cones for a film production company in Boerum Hill.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Northbound B and C trains are running with delays because of signal problems at 96 St.

• 2 and 3 trains are running with delays in both directions because of signal problems at 110 St.

• Some southbound 4 trains are running express from Burnside Av to 149 St-Grand Concourse because of signal problems at 161 St-Yankee Stadium. For service to/from bypassed stations, use northbound 4 train service.

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 Expressway (New York) and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (New York).

• Delays on I-278 westbound from Wythe Avenue (New York) to Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expressway Exit (New York).

• Disabled truck on I-278 eastbound approaching Exit 30 – Flushing Avenue (New York) 2 lanes blocked.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expressway Exit (New York) to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (New York).

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Knicks (8-20) fell to the Charlotte Hornets, 119-107.

• The Giants (5-8) crushed the Washington Redskins, 40-16.

• The Jets (4-9) came back to top the Buffalo Bills, 27-23.

• The Rangers (14-12-3) head to Tampa Bay to face the Lightning at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (14-11-3) host the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7 p.m.

• St. John’s (9-0) continue the winning streak by beating Princeton, 89-74.

ENTERTAINMENT
• “The Favourite,” “Black Panther,” and “First Man” are among the film nominees for the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards.

• Tyler Perry and Kid Rock covered the costs of layaway accounts at their local Walmart stores.

• Rapper Ty Dolla $ign was indicted on felony drug charges.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Arrow (CW, 8PM) – With Oliver and Barry still stuck in the other’s bodies, the two get a lead on John Deegan and head to Gotham City with Supergirl to figure out why their reality has changed.

• Magnum P.I. (CBS,9PM) – Magnum must help Rick’s crush after her illegal poker game is robbed by masked gunmen.

• Bull (CBS,10PM) – Bull agrees to have TAC represent a priest who is charged in a fatal hit-and-run after he’s found behind the wheel of the church van involved in the crash.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: The Last Dragon – In New York City, a young man searches for the “master” to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow.

• HULU: Moonstruck – Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – After Midge’s triumph at the Gaslight, the fallout from her takedown of Sophie Lennon looms large, making her climb up the comedy ladder more challenging than ever.

TECHNOLOGY
• Google shut down Google+ after it suffered another data leak that affected 52.5 million users.

• Verizon announced that 10,400 employees are taking buyouts to leave the company.

• Instagram added a voice messaging feature to its DMs.

#TRENDINGNY
• #MondayMotivation

• #HumanRightsDay

• #SmockingGun

• Planned Parenthood

• Maria Butina

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Greenpoint – Semi-detached building, Currently set up as 4 apartments. Each apartment is 2 Br, 1 Bath. Full Basement, Small Backyard, Building needs TLC. Property is vacant and will be delivered vacant. Excellent Location, 1 block to McCarren Park. Asking $1,900,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Great Investment Property For Someone Looking To Rent Out Ground Floor Commercial To A Store Or Restaurant.Currently Owner Occupied! All 5 Residential Units Above Are Free Market With Room To Grow. Located At The Corner Of Williamsburg’s Most Active Retail Corridors, This Property Provides Excellent Value For Brooklyn’s Next Entrepreneur. Amazing Pro-Forma Income Of $308, 000 a Year!. Asking $5,300,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

LOCAL EVENTS
• Brooklyn Heights – 6:30 p.m. – Stripping Stigma: HIV/AIDS in NYC Now. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.

• Ditmas Park – 8 p.m. – SAGITTARIUS – Star Sign Party. Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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December 10th, 2018 at 3:59 pm

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Morning Buzz: FBI agent shot during gunfight, Sisters killed in Bushwick fire

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Monday, December 10

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 40 degrees.

Top Stories
• Jamal Khashoggi’s last words before he was killed were, “I can’t breathe.”

• Police were caught on camera trying to wrestle a toddler from a mother during an arrest.

• Although city and state officials touted Amazon’s move to Queens as a big win, the math is much more complicated.

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WinterFest  Now thru Dec 30th Crafts, jewelry, specialty foods, clothing, rides, a maze, scavenger hunt, bouncy castle, visits with Santa, and more. See schedule here. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights.
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Brooklyn News
• An FBI agent was shot in the shoulder during a wild, random gunfight in Canarsie.

• Two young sisters were killed in a Bushwick apartment fire.

• Police released a photo of two men wanted for questioning in connection to a Bed-Stuy murder.

Politics
• Nick Ayers, Trump’s top pick to be the next White House chief of staff, turned down the job.

• James Comey said voters should oust President Trump in a landslide in 2020.

Entertainment
• That didn’t take long! Offset says he already misses Cardi B following their breakup.

Weekend Box Office
• Ralph Breaks the Internet: $16 million
• Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018): $15 million
• Creed II: $10 million
• Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: $6.8 million
• Bohemian Rhapsody: $6 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2015, Janis Joplin’s psychedelic 1965 Porsche sold for $1.76 million at RM Sotheby’s car auction in New York.

• In 1964, chef Bobby Flay was born in NYC. In 2000, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for this TV show.

Opinion
• The Times says the war on truth and journalism is spreading, even by democratically-elected leaders.

• The Daily News says a Brooklyn councilman’s push to legalize throttle e-bikes has not been well thought out.

In the Blogs
• Check out the work of Polish modernists showcased in their exhibit “Returning to New York.”

• Here is now Papel New York celebrated its ninth year in Cobble Hill.

Trending in New York
• Bears
• #RHOA
• Trubisky
• Frank Ntilikina
• Harold Baines

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (8-20) fell to the Charlotte Hornets, 119-107.

• The Giants (5-8) crushed the Washington Redskins, 40-16.

• The Jets (4-9) came back to top the Buffalo Bills, 27-23.

• The Rangers (14-12-3) head to Tampa Bay to face the Lightning at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (14-11-3) host the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7 p.m.

• St. John’s (9-0) continue the winning streak by beating Princeton, 89-74.

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Stripping Stigma: HIV/AIDS in NYC Now  Mon Dec 10th 6:30pm Explore the footprint of the crisis of decades past. $5. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights.
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Real Estate
• The Real Estate Board of New York is raising dues 20 percent for commercial brokers and property owners.

• For Sale – Brooklyn – 3 BR, 1 bath co-op for sale.  Asking $425,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• For Sale – 216 Bay 40th Street, Gravesend – Semi detached 3 family w/ finished basement and driveway.  Property features 2,300 s/f of living space.  5 BRs, 3.5 bath total.  Basement has separate entrance, 1/2 bath, washer/dryer.  Small backyard, front porch.  Asking $1,588,800. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• Sold – Brooklyn Heights – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 5,269-square-foot co-op at 53 Remsen Street for $1.289 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday morning, police found a 49-year-old man unconscious and unresponsive, laying face up on the hallway floor of his Fort Greene apartment. He was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation is ongoing.

• On Sunday morning along the Belt Parkway, two vehicles collided while merging. The cars pulled over to the side. One suspect’s car drove away, while 33-year-old Faizal Coto was found on the ground unconscious next to his car. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Events
• All Day Event Atlantic Avenue Shop & Dine Promotion.

• Boerum Hill – 11:30 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams to demand NYPD drop charges against mother whose son was forcibly removed from her grasp. Fort Greene Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

• Fort Greene – 4 p.m. – Fix the Subway coalition rallies for fair funding, not a fare hike outside hearing. 1 University Plaza.

• Brooklyn Heights – 6:30 p.m. – Stripping Stigma: HIV/AIDS in NYC Now. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.

• Ditmas Park – 8 p.m. – SAGITTARIUS – Star Sign Party. Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd.

Written by BKTicker

December 10th, 2018 at 12:31 pm

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by Petro Home Services

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Friday, December 7

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Sheriff’s sergeant was fatally shot by friendly fire in the Thousand Oaks bar shooting last month.

• President Trump has nominated William Barr as Attorney General.

• Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day was observed by Americans across the country.

IN BROOKLYN
• A belligerent Brooklyn deli customer attacked a store worker because he didn’t want to wait for his bacon, egg and cheese sandwich.

• Residents of a senior housing complex in Bedford-Stuyvesant have reported that they haven’t had heat or hot water for ten days.

• Some college-bound seniors in Brooklyn symbolically sent off their college applications with major fanfare.

SUBWAY STATUS
• As of 3:45 pm, all trains are in good service.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 westbound from Metropolitan Avenue; Williamsburg Bridge (New York) to Exit 27 – Atlantic Avenue (New York)

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit 30 – Flushing Avenue (New York) to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (New York)

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

SCOREBOARD
Friday
• The Nets (8-18) take on the Toronto Raptors at home. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Knicks host the Nets at 7:30 p.m.
• The Rangers (13-12-3) visit the Florida Panthers at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders head to Detroit to face the Red Wings at 7 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn (4-4) plays Saint Peter’s on the road at 1 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn (5-3) faces NJIT at 4 p.m.
Sunday
• The Knicks welcome the Charlotte Hornets to MSG at 7:30 p.m.
• The Jets (3-9) hit the road to Buffalo to take on the Bills at 1 p.m.
• The Giants (4-8) face the Redskins in Washington at 1 p.m.
• St. John’s (8-0) looks to continue their hot start at home against Princeton at 1 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• The trailer for ‘Avengers: End Game’ was released today.

• Nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards were announced today.

• Tyler Perry paid off $430 thousand dollars worth of layaways at Walmart’s in East Point and Douglasville.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Blindspot (NBC, 8PM) – Remi races against the ever-worsening ZIP poisoning to enact her ultimate plan.

• Hell’s Kitchen (FOX,9PM) – The final 10 chefs are surprised when Chef Ramsay brings in his daughter, Tilly, to celebrate her Sweet 16.

• Hawaii Five-0 (CBS,9PM) – After fighting off an assassin in his own home, McGarrett and Joe White flee to Montana to prepare for a battle against those exacting revenge for a past SEAL mission.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle – A human child raised by wolves must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins.

• HULU: No Country for Old Men – Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

• AMAZON PRIME: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – After exposure to radiation, four teenage turtles–Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, and Donatello–have mutated into ninjas and have begun living in the sewers of a large city.

TECHNOLOGY
• Security researchers have discovered twenty-two ad-fraud enabling apps that have collectively been downloaded more than 2 million times on the Google Play store.

• Razer has a big announcement set for December 12th.

• Activision is now selling a cheaper version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PC, without Zombies.

#TRENDINGNY
• #ABC11

• Grammy

• #AvengersEndgame

• Pearl Harbor

• #FridayFeeling

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Ridgewood -Only 1 Blocks to Metropolitan Ave w/ tons of shops, restaurants, stores & transportation. This property features: 7 Br, 3 Bath, Finished Basement, Nice Yard, Front Patio. Asking $950,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Canarsie – Newly Renovated Condo Unit features 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Rooftop Common Area, Tax Abated, Close To L Train And Express Bus, Pets Allowed. Asking $420,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

LOCAL EVENTS
• Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – Annual Christmas Penny Sale. St. Francis of Paola RC Church, Woodpoint Road & Skillman Ave.
• Carroll Park – 6 p.m. – Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Party. President St.
• Sunset Park – 7:30 p.m. – Opening Night of Dreamland Roller Rink (winter season location). Industry City, 274 36th St.

Saturday
• Boerum Hill - Atlantic Avenue “Walk the Windows” Event.  Atlantic Ave.
• Williamsburg – 11:30 a.m. – Brunch Movie: Christmas Vacation.  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.
• Greenpoint – Noon to 3 p.m. – Greencycle Swap.  Brooklyn Library, 81 Devoe St.
• Greenpoint – Noon to 3 p.m. – 94th Precinct Community Council Children’s Christmas Party.  25 Nassau Ave.
• Flatbush – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. – Moscow’s Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
• Greenpoint – 8 p.m. – Wizard Fest Yule Ball. Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.
• Coney Island – 9 p.m. – 3rd Annual Christmas in Coney Winter Wonderwheel Spectacular.  Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave.

Sunday
• Prospect Park – 11 a.m. – Santa Run 5K. Pritchell-Bartell Sq.
• Park Slope – Noon to 4 p.m. – Brick Oven Brooklyn Meet Up – Community Baking Day.  Old Stone House, 336 3rd St.
 Williamsburg – 1 to 5 p.m. – Cat & Kitten Adoption Event.   Whiskers AGo go, 447 Graham Ave.
• Prospect Heights – 2 p.m. – Vivaldi, Venice & the Influence of Italy.  Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy.
• Fort Greene - 4 to 5:30 p.m. – Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Fort Greene Park, Myrtle Ave & Edwards St.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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Written by BKTicker

December 10th, 2018 at 12:30 pm

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Morning Buzz: Bed-Stuy seniors have no heat or hot water, Teen arrested for bringing gun to school

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Friday, December 7

Weather
• Sunny and a high of 38. Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high of 35 degrees. Sunday is partly cloudy and a high of 36.

Top Stories
• Robert Mueller will reveal more details about his Russia probe today as he faces a court deadline.

• CNN evacuated its offices in Columbus Circle because of a bomb threat last night.

• Kevin Hart stepped down as the 2019 Oscars host after refusing to apologizeover past homophobic tweets.

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Atlantic Avenue “Walk the Windows” Event  Sat Dec 8th 11am-7pm Come enjoy festive holiday windows, special events, live music, free holiday treats & Santa, while you shop & dine on Atlantic Avenue. Look for the Red Balloons! For a list of events & offers, click here.
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Brooklyn News
• Residents from a senior housing complex in Bed-Stuy say they haven’t had heat or hot water in 10 days.

• A 14-year-old Bed-Stuy student was arrested after police found a gun in his backpack.

• Students from a Williamsburg high school held a pep rally to celebrate the completion of their college application process.

Politics
• A committee of comptrollers recommended raising pay for state lawmakers, but also limiting outside income and eliminating lulus.

• Public advocate candidates are already fighting over how to spend money raised from potentially legalizing marijuana.

Entertainment
• Ariana Grande addressed her personal life in an emotional speech at the Billboard Awards.

• Here’s the complete list of nominations for the 2019 Golden Globes.

Buzzing Back

• In 1941, Pearl Harbor was bombed. The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States into World War II.

• In 1979, singer Sara Bareilles was born in Eureka, CA. She achieved mainstream success with this 2007 hit song, and recently appeared on stage in this Broadway musical.

Opinion
• The Post says Andrew Cuomo is hypocritical by slamming Charter Communications but supporting Amazon.

• The Times says Albany’s pay increase committee made the right call by limiting outside income.

In the Blogs
• These Brooklyn massage parlors are hosting a winter coat drive through December 28.

• Historian Geoff Cobb explains Aaron Burr’s scandalous trysts in Greenpoint.

Trending in New York
• Oscars
• #FridayFeeling
• Luis Valbuena
• Pearl Harbor
• #SKINS

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (8-18) were routed by the Boston Celtics, 128-100.

• The Islanders (13-11-3) fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-2.

• The Tennessee Titans slammed the Jacksonville Jaguars, 30-9.

• Here’s who the Yankees may pursue next to complete their starting rotation.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Nets (8-18) take on the Toronto Raptors at home. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Knicks host the Nets at 7:30 p.m.
• The Rangers (13-12-3) visit the Florida Panthers at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders head to Detroit to face the Red Wings at 7 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn (4-4) plays Saint Peter’s on the road at 1 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn (5-3) faces NJIT at 4 p.m.
Sunday
• The Knicks welcome the Charlotte Hornets to MSG at 7:30 p.m.
• The Jets (3-9) hit the road to Buffalo to take on the Bills at 1 p.m.
• The Giants (4-8) face the Redskins in Washington at 1 p.m.
• St. John’s (8-0) looks to continue their hot start at home against Princeton at 1 p.m.

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

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Wizard Fest Yule Ball  Sat Dec 8th 8pm  A Harry Potter themed dance party where we transform our venue into Hogwarts! Costume contest. For adults only (21+). Get your tickets here! Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, Greenpoint.
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Real Estate
• Savanna has purchased a vacant lot in Downtown Brooklyn from the city for an unnamed price.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Dec 9th 12-3pm. 1240 Bedford Avenue, Bed-Stuy – 6th Floor Penthouse condo unit features L/R, dining area, kitchen, 1 BR, full bath, wood floors throughout. Pet friendly, laundry room in basement plus washer/dryer hookups in unit. Low maintenance covers all but electric.  Asking $569,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Dec 9th 1:30-3pm. 59-44 Palmetto Street, Ridgewood – Brick 2 family has 4 BRs over 3, full finished basement, 3 car heated garage w/ loft area.  Close to subway.  Asking $1.349M. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• Sold – East Flatbush – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,438-square-foot house at 659 East 52nd Street for $839,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Greenpointers has your guide to the best Polish pierogis in the neighborhood.

• The Hill Country Food Park in Downtown Brooklyn is recreating an Austin food truck vibe.

Restaurant ABC’s – City Line
Grade A – Nancy Restaurant, 2961 Fulton St. – Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade B – Fulkole Restaurant, 1211 Liberty Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Sanitized equipment improperly stored.
Grade C – Finest Food House, 1075 Liberty Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Cross-contamination, Food contact surface not properly washed.

Events
• Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – Annual Christmas Penny Sale. St. Francis of Paola RC Church, Woodpoint Road & Skillman Ave.

• Carroll Park – 6 p.m. – Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Party. President St.

• Sunset Park – 7:30 p.m. – Opening Night of Dreamland Roller Rink (winter season location). Industry City, 274 36th St.

Saturday
• Boerum Hill - Atlantic Avenue “Walk the Windows” Event.  Atlantic Avenue
• Williamsburg – 11:30 a.m. – Brunch Movie: Christmas Vacation.  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.
• Greenpoint – Noon to 3 p.m. – Greencycle Swap.  Brooklyn Library, 81 Devoe Street
• Greenpoint – Noon to 3 p.m. – 94th Precinct Community Council Children’s Christmas Party.  25 Nassau Avenue
• Flatbush – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. – Moscow’s Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue
• Greenpoint – 8 p.m. – Wizard Fest Yule Ball. Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue
• Coney Island – 9 p.m. – 3rd Annual Christmas in Coney Winter Wonderwheel Spectacular.  Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Avenue
Sunday
• Prospect Park – 11 a.m. – Santa Run 5K. Pritchell-Bartell Square.
• Park Slope – Noon to 4 p.m. – Brick Oven Brooklyn Meet Up – Community Baking Day.  Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street
 Williamsburg – 1 to 5 p.m. – Cat & Kitten Adoption Event.   Whiskers A Go go, 447 Graham Avenue
• Prospect Heights – 2 p.m. – Vivaldi, Venice & the Influence of Italy.  Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy.
• Fort Greene - 4 to 5:30 p.m. – Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Fort Greene Park, Myrtle Ave & Edwards Street.

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December 7th, 2018 at 10:54 am

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Morning Buzz: Man erupts in Bushwick deli, Squibb Bridge to be replaced

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Thursday, December 6

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 43.

Top Stories
• Two bystanders were injured when cops opened fire on a man in the Bronx they suspected of being a drug dealer.

• Seventeen women are suing Columbia University, alleging they were sexually assaulted by a gynecologist affiliated with the school.

• A school in Massachusetts is in damage control after a video of two students engaged in a sex act in the hallway went viral.

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Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Party  Thurs Dec 6th 6-8pm Enjoy live musical performances, refreshments and complimentary small bites. St. Cyril of Turov Belarusian Church, 401 Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill.
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Brooklyn News
• A grand jury indicted a Brooklyn for stabbing a translator during a child welfare visit about his grandchildren.

• A man went berserk on a Bushwick deli owner because he didn’t want to waitfor his sandwich.

• The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation will replace the problem-plagued Squibb Bridge rather than opt for a band-aid fix.

Politics
• “Love You Brother”: Released emails show just how close the mayor was to the donor he now calls a “liar and a felon.”

• Public advocate candidate Nomiki Konst is adamant she will never accept money from the real estate industry.

Entertainment
• Black Seed Bagels is opening if first location in Brooklyn on Court Street.

• Natalie Portman doubled down on her apology to Jessica Simpson about an old photo of her in a bikini declaring she was still a virgin.

Buzzing Back

• In 1980, John Lennon tells a local DJ living in NY is that people leave you alone. Two days later he was shot and killed by a fan.

• In 1995, rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie is born in the Bronx. His real name is Artist Dubose.

Opinion
• A contributor to USA Today argues that people who says the way to stop gun violence is more “good guys” with guns aren’t talking about black people.

• The Daily News praises the impending expansion of Citi Bike.

In the Blogs
• Greenpointers takes a closer look at historic Guernsey Street.

• Nomadic fitness group Pop Gym is bringing an inclusive workout to the Bushwick area this weekend.

Trending in New York
• #AdCouncilDinner
• Yemen
• #Survivor
 LeBron
• #spotifywrapped

Scoreboard
• The Nets (8-18) fell to the Thunder, 114-112.

• St. John’s (8-0) topped Mount St. Mary’s, 85-71.

• The Knicks (8-17) are in Boston to take on the Celtics. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

• The Islanders (13-10-3) are in Pittsburgh for a 7 p.m. matchup with the Penguins.

• Jacksonville and Tennessee are the NFL’s Thursday Night game. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.

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

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Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker  Sat Dec 8th  2pm & 7pm  Featuring world class Russian artists, larger than life nesting dolls and much more. Tickets Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn.
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Real Estate
• Kushner Companies will pay five tenants at a Hicks Street property $100K for overcharging them and illegally deregulating their units.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Dec 8th 1-3pm. 30-32 Linden Street, Ridgewood – Two story building, 5 BRs, 2.5 baths, finished basement, new boiler. Roof is 5 years old.  $1,150,000  Pirillo Realty Inc. (718) 418-9500

• For Sale – Williamsburg – One family brick Colonial features 2 BRs, 1 bath, 1 car garage with parking for two additional cars in private driveway. Close to all. $1,120,000. O’Kane Realty (718) 779-1111

• Sold – Two-bedroom, three-bath, 2,690-square-foot condo at 190 Green Street in Greenpoint for $2.6 million.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s a look at the holiday windows gracing some of New York City’s most well-known retail spots.

• The globetrotting DJ Cassidy shares his stylish packing list for his jetsetting lifestyle.

Events
• DoBro - 8:30 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams launches “Stop the Bleed” active shooter training program. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Williamsburg – 10 a.m. – Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza attends College Application Pep Rally. Brooklyn Prep, 257 N. 6th St.

• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – Grand Public Menorah Lighting. SUNY Downstate Campus, 430 Clarkson Ave.

• Boerum Hill – 6 to 8 p.m. – Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Party.  St. Cyril of Turov Belarusian Church, 401 Atlantic Avenue

• Park Slope – 7 p.m. – Park Slope Civic Council Holiday Party and Meeting. Old Stone House, 5th Ave. & 4th St.

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December 6th, 2018 at 10:18 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Capital bids farewell to George H.W. Bush, School bus crash on Long Island Expressway

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Wednesday, December 5

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Former President George W. Bush delivered a tearful eulogy for his father, George H. W. Bush.

• The GOP-controlled Wisconsin Legislature approved a bill designed to limit the powers of incoming Democratic Governor Tony Evers.

• Six children were hurt in a school bus crash on the Long Island Expressway.

IN BROOKLYN
• Police have canceled an Amber Alert for a 14-year-old upstate New York girl who they say was abducted.

• Police said they are no longer searching for a man suspected of stalking an 11-year-old girl in Williamsburg.

• Local leaders joined to condemn a crime that targeted a Williamsburg church over the weekend.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Northbound 2 and 3 trains are running with delays because 1 trains have been rerouted to the express track due to urgent track repairs at 59 St-Columbus Circle.

• Northbound 1 trains are running express from 34 St-Penn Station to 72 St because of urgent track repairs at 59 St-Columbus Circle.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 westbound from Metropolitan Avenue; Williamsburg Bridge (New York) to Exit 29B – Tillary Street (New York)

• Accident on I-278 westbound at 6th Avenue (New York) right lane blocked

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Nets (8-17) face the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (13-10-3) fell to the Winnipeg Jets, 3-1.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Cardi B has reportedly split from her husband and fellow rapper, Offset.

• Kevin Hart has been chosen to host the 91st Academy Awards amid controversy about his use of homophobic jokes.

• Stephen King released a teaser about the ‘IT’ sequel on Twitter.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – Fearful that he will be caught, Archie hits the road and ends up at a farm outside Riverdale, where he meets Laurie Lake. Meanwhile, Alice takes extreme measures to ensure Betty’s safety from the Gargoyle King.

• Chicago Med (CBS,8PM) – Will and Natalie prepare for their big day, but Will soon finds himself sidetracked. Dr. Charles disagrees with Goodwin on how to best handle a patient’s treatment while Dr. Choi and April are on their own when a pregnant woman delivers.

• SEAL Team (CBS,9PM) – Following an ambush, the SEAL team suspects someone on the inside is leaking information to the cartel.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Shaun of the Dead – A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

• HULU: The Truman Show – An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show.

• AMAZON PRIME: All the President’s Men – The Washington Post” reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon’s resignation.

TECHNOLOGY
• Mounting evidence suggests Apples iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR are not selling well despite price cuts.

• Google is ready to “kill off” its Allo messaging service.

• Cuba’s state telephone company will allow mobile phone customers to use the Internet via a new 3G network.

#TRENDINGNY
• #GeorgeHWBushFuneral

• #WednesdayWisdom

• Emmanuel Sanders

• Michael W. Smith

• Michelle Obama

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Property features 3,300 sf of Living Space: 7 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms. 1st Fl: 2Br, Living Room, Eat-in-Kitchen & full Bathroom. 2nd Fl: 3Br, Living Room, Eat-in-Kitchen & full Bathroom. 3rd Fl: 2Br (including tremendous Master Bedroom), Dining Room,  Eat-in-Kitchen & full Bathroom. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Park Slope – Located In Prewar Building Fully Renovated 2 Bedroom, 1 Full Bath Condo Features Sun Drenched Rooms Thruout, Raised Ceilings, Updated Kitchen W/Washer/Dryer Combo, Dishwasher, New Hardwood Floors, Generous Closet Storage, Ceiling Fan, Fire Escape, Storage Lockers And Bike Room, Street Parking, Pet Friendly, And More! 1 Block To Express Train, Shopping, Restaurants And More! Asking $779,000. Carollo Real Estate 718-366-6636

LOCAL EVENTS
• Crown Heights – 6:30 p.m. – Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza attends town hall meeting of District 17’s Community Education Council. PS 138, 760 Prospect Pl.

• Park Slope – 7 to 9 p.m. – Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam.  Old Stone House, 336 3rd St.

• Park Slope - 8:30 to 10 p.m. – The American Coffeehouse.  Brainery, 1110 8th Ave.

• Flatbush - 8 p.m. – 2 Dope Queens.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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December 5th, 2018 at 4:14 pm

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Morning Buzz: One dead after Bedford-Stuyvesant shooting in broad daylight, Missing upstate teen found in Brooklyn

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Wednesday, December 5

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 39 degrees.

Top Stories
• Special counsel Robert Mueller is not seeking jail time for former national security adviser Michael Flynn due to his “substantial assistance” with several ongoing investigations.

• A missing Florida woman’s body was identified in Costa Rica and a 32-year-old local man was arrested for her murder.

• The federal government will pause today to honor former President George H.W. Bush.

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The American Coffeehouse  Wed Dec 5th 8:30-10pm   On our world tour, we will sample different coffeehouse experiences throughout history and delve into the US’s love affair with coffee shops.  $11  Park Slope Brainery, 1110 8th Avenue, Park Slope
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Brooklyn News
• A man with a history of violence was arrested in connection to an attack on a Hasidic man in Williamsburg.

• Two men were shot on Tuesday afternoon in Bedford-Stuyvesant. A 21-year-old died as a result of his injuries.

• A missing Rochester teen was found in Brooklyn with a 41-year-old man.

Politics
• Amazon has hired a powerhouse consulting firm that has close ties to Governor Cuomo and top Democrats.

• Will Joe Biden run for President? He won’t decide until early 2019.

Entertainment
• Comedian Kevin Hart will host the 2019 Oscars.

• Actress Priyanka Chopra and singer Nick Jonas shared a few snaps from their elaborate wedding.

Buzzing Back

• In 1933 the 21stAmendment to the US Constitution is ratified bringing an end to the prohibition of alcohol.

• In 1901 entrepreneur Walt Disney is born in Chicago, IL.  In 1923, he founded the Walt Disney Company and in 1928 debuted this iconic character.

Opinion
• The Washington Post is standing by Google employees that are against Project Dragonfly, the company’s development of a censored search engine for the Chinese market.

• The Post argues that the Landmarks Preservation Commission should leave the Strand alone.

In the Blogs
• Williamsburg and Bushwick are Lyft’s most-visited neighborhoods in the city.

• Bushwick Daily’s Poems of the Month were written by Sam Jablon.

Trending in New York
• Flynn
• Tom Wilson
• Saoirse Ronan
• Cardi
• Philip Bosco

Scoreboard
• The Nets (8-17) face the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (13-10-3) fell to the Winnipeg Jets, 3-1.

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

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3rd Annual Christmas in Coney Winter Wonderwheel Spectacular  Sat Dec 8th  9pm   A night of aerial, burlesque, circus & musical merriment.  $15 Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave, Coney Island
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Real Estate
• Downtown Brooklyn’s once-sleepy office market is now seeing a digital renaissance with new construction and changing demographics.

• For Sale – 243 Devoe Street, Williamsburg – 6 family building in good condition offer 4,125 s/t of living space. 12 BRs, 6 bath total.  Large yard.  $2,219,000. Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Rent – Sharon Street, Williamsburg – A Cooper Park beauty!  2 boxed BRs, 1 bath, bright rooms w/ large windows, closet space, hardwood floors.  $2,799/month. Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830

• Sold – Flatbush – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment at 310 Lenox Rd. for $350,000. Zillow

Business News
• Bitcoin prices have plummeted nearly 70% so far this year.

• David Levy, president of media giant Turner, said content is still king but the TV industry needs to evolve.

Events

• Flatbush – 12 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers remarks at Brooklyn Lifelong Learning Program. Brooklyn College, 2705 Campus Rd.

• Crown Heights – 6:30 p.m. – Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza attends town hall meeting of District 17’s Community Education Council. PS 138, 760 Prospect Pl.

• Park Slope – 7 to 9 p.m. – Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam.  Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street

• Park Slope - 8:30 to 10 p.m. – The American Coffeehouse.  Brainery, 1110 8th Avenue

• Flatbush - 8 p.m. – 2 Dope Queens.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

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December 5th, 2018 at 1:07 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Senators convinced Saudi crown prince was behind killing of Jamal Khashoggi, Masked man stealing packages in Brooklyn

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Tuesday, December 4

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Emails from top officials at the National Republican Congressional Committee were hacked during the 2018 midterm elections.

• France has suspended the proposed fuel-tax hike that led to the violent ‘Yellow Jacket’ protests.

• Lawmakers briefed by CIA Director Gina Haspel accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of being responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

IN BROOKLYN
• A masked man was caught on camera stealing packages in Sheepshead Bay.

• Police are investigating after a melee broke out when a FedEx truck driver allegedly tried to drive through a crowd as a funeral was getting out of a mosque.

• A vandal urinated on two religious statues outside a church in Williamsburg before smashing them to the ground.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Good Service on all subway lines as of 3:45 p.m.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 westbound from Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (New York) to Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expressway Exit (New York).

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Metropolitan Avenue; Williamsburg Bridge (New York) and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (New York).

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expressway Exit (New York) to Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge (New York).

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Knicks (8-17) fell to the Washington Wizards 110-107.

• The Nets (8-17) lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 99-97.

• The Islanders (13-9) face the Winnipeg Jets tonight at 7 p.m.

• Yep, Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz are Mets.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Netflix will pay $100 million to continue to stream Friends throughout 2019.

• Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are continuing to celebrate their nuptials in Delhi, India.

• Ariana Grande has begged her fans to leave her ex-boyfriend, Pete Davidson, alone on social media.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Flash (CW, 8PM) – Barry and Team Flash come up with a plan to stop Cicada. The plan calls for Barry and Nora to travel back in time to gather some key necessities, however, and Barry hesitates, concerned about his daughter seeing certain parts of his life.

• NCIS (CBS, 8PM) – The lead suspect of an unsolved and high-profile robbery case is released from prison, and the NCIS team resumes their investigation with an undercover stakeout.

• The Rookie (ABC, 10PM) – Sergeant Grey informs Officer Nolan and Officer Bishop that they are going to have a movie director as a ride-along during their patrol after a fun afternoon granting the wish of a Make-A-Wish kid as honorary police officer Kaydence Patton.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Terminator Salvation – In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted?

• HULU: Reservoir Dogs – A crime boss assembles a team of six experienced criminals to pull off a large jewelry heist.

• AMAZON PRIME: Groundhog Day – A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.

TECHNOLOGY
• Microsoft is reportedly replacing its graphical web browser, Edge with a Chromium-based browser.

• Epic Games, the company behind the wildly successful Fortnite, today revealed it’s opening its own digital game storefront.

• Apple is reportedly trying new marketing strategies to boost iPhone sales.

#TRENDINGNY
• #NationalCookieDay

• Tariff Man

• #NHLSeattle

• Bob Dole

• #TuesdayThoughts

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Duplex Penthouse Apartment features 1 bedroom, 1 full bath, walk-in closet, and washer dryer on second level large windows with spectacular views from both floors. Close to McCarren Park, and 1.5 blocks to the L’ Train. Asking $925,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Semi-detached 1 family home w/ garden oasis. 1st Fl: 2 Br/ 1 Bath. Living Room w/ Yard access can be used as a Duplex with Basement. 2nd Fl: 2 Br/ 1 Bath, Eat-in-Kitchen & Office Space. Backyard. Only 2 min to the Graham L train. Asking $1,599,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Herbal Stress Busters for City Living.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

• Crown Heights – 7 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James to deliver remarks at the Mount Ararat Church Ministry Recognition event. Mount Ararat Church, 425 Howard Ave.

• Flatbush – 8 p.m. – 2 Dope Queens.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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December 4th, 2018 at 4:09 pm

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