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Wednesday, October 10

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Hurricane Michael has made landfall in Florida as a powerful Category 4 storm.

• A Chinese intelligence officer has been charged with economic espionage.

• The operator of the limo company involved in the crash that killed 20 people upstate has been arrested.

IN BROOKLYN
NYPD officers rescued a baby who had stopped breathing at the Franklin Avenue subway station.

• A self-proclaimed spiritual healer lured two women to fake ceremonies where he knocked them out with alcohol and raped them.

• Actor BD Wong has married his partner, Richard Schnorr, in Williamsburg.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Flushing-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed in the area of 61 St-Woodside in Queens.

• D train service has resumed following an earlier incident involving a train with mechanical problems at Bay 50 St.

• Downtown B,D trains run at a slower speed in the area of W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan.

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 39th Street (New York).

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between 48th Street; Ramp (New York) and Exit 31 – Cross Island Parkway (New York).

• Disabled truck on I-495 westbound at Exit 19 – Woodhaven Boulevard / Queens Boulevard (New York) center lane blocked.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Road; Ramp (New York) and Exit 4 – Liberty Avenue (New York).

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Boulevard (New York) and Exit 8 – Main Street (New York).

• Delays on Grand Central Parkway eastbound between 82nd Street (New York) and Northern Boulevard; NY 25A (New York).

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Yankees season is over. The Bombers fell to the Red Sox, 4-3, concluding the American League Division Series.

• Joel Sherman writes in the Post that the questions are just beginning for the Yankees.

• All the initial hype around Knicks rookie Kevin Knox has stopped abruptly.

• The Giants have officially waived first-found bust Ereck Flowers.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice will be deported toItaly when he is released from prison.

• Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer’s death has been ruled as a suicide.

• James Gunn has signed up to write the script for Suicide Squad 2.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – The Season 3 premiere: The jury begins deliberations in the murder trial; and Archie makes a surprising request about how he wants to spend his final days of summer.

• SEAL Team (CBS,9PM) – The team travels to Saudi Arabia, where extremists take hold of an underground water source and threaten to release anthrax into the water supply. Also, Ray contemplates joining another team.

• A Million Little Things (ABC,10PM) – Gary, Rome and Eddie discover that Jon really thought of everything before his passing by planning a surprise outing for Gary’s birthday at a Bruins Fantasy Camp.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Pee-wee’s Big Adventure – When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.

• HULU: Insomnia – Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn’t set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Return of the Living Dead – When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

TECHNOLOGY
• Moving away from aluminum phones, Google’s Pixel 3 phone will be all-glass.

• CircuitMess’ “MAKERphone” is the new phone you can build yourself.

• Home Hub, Google’s newest voice assistant, will have a screen.

#TRENDINGNY
• Yankees

• #WorldMentalHealthDay

• Mexico Beach

• #WednesdayWisdom

• Panama City

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
• Park Slope – 6:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Community Board 6 meeting. John Jay Educational Campus, 237 7th Ave.

• Williamsburg – 7 p.m. – 90th Precinct Community Council meeting. 30 Montrose Ave.

• Sheepshead Bay – 7:30 p.m. – 61st Precinct Community Council meeting. 2533 Coney Island Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by BKTicker

October 10th, 2018 at 4:16 pm

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Morning Buzz: Yankees fall to Red Sox, Fake school threat posted on Instagram

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Wednesday, October 10

Weather
• Cloudy early, but partial clearing in the afternoon. High of 80 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump supporters in Iowa chanted “Lock Her Up,” not at Hillary Clinton, but instead at California Senator Dianne Feinstein.

• Hurricane Michael has strengthened to Category 3 as it roars toward the Gulf Coast.

• The X makes it official! New York City residents can select now select a third gender option on their birth certificate.

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“Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay” – A Night with Phoebe Robinson  Sun Oct 14th 8pm  A new, hilarious and timely essay collection on gender, race, dating. $25 The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Park Slope.
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Brooklyn News
• Two cops rushed a baby to the hospital after he stopped breathing at a Bed-Stuy subway station.

• A bogus school shooting threat shared on Instagram sparked chaos at a Dyker Heights school.

• The suspects behind a home invasion and sexual assault at a retired NYPD lieutenant’s Marine Park home have been charged with attempted murder.

Politics
• Nikki Haley will resign as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and has no plans to run in 2020.

• Carlos Danger is back! Anthony Weiner will be released from federal prison early for good conduct.

Entertainment
• Here’s your first look at Ruby Rose in her fierce Batwoman costume for the CW.

• James Gunn will take on the “Suicide Squad” sequel for Warner Bros.

Buzzing Back

• In 1979, The Rose, starring Bette Midler as a self-destructive 1960s rock star premiered in LA.

• In 1973, TV show host Mario Lopez is born in San Diego, CA. During the 1980s, he portrayed A.C. Slater on this TV show.

Opinion
• The Times says Nikki Haley will be missed for her ability to navigate Trump and represent the United States.

• Errol Louis writes in the Daily News that the RFK Human Rights group is taking an important step in its bail reform effort.

In the Blogs
• The Greenpoint YMCA is hosting its third annual Spirit of Community Service Awards in December.

• The Parks Department has issued a warning about raccoons with distemper in Prospect Park.

Trending in New York
• Astros
Ciara
Kimbrel
CeCe
#ArethaFranklin

Scoreboard
• The Yankees season is over. The Bombers fell to the Red Sox, 4-3, concluding the American League Division Series.

• Joel Sherman writes in the Post that the questions are just beginning for the Yankees.

• All the initial hype around Knicks rookie Kevin Knox has stopped abruptly.

• The Giants have officially waived first-found bust Ereck Flowers.

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Discotechnique: Dead Sexy  Fri Oct 12th  10pm Looks to die for, music to live for. A night of disco beaconing the legends of the past. $30. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick.
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Real Estate
• As part of Pacific Park, this site near the Barclays Center will become a 810-unit rental tower.

• For Sale - 37 Apollo Street, Greenpoint – Newly renovated 2 family home – delivered vacant. 1st flr has open flr plan, 1 BR, 1 bath w/ access to backyard & pool. 2nd flr has 2 BRs, 1 bath, kitchen w/ SS appliances including dishwasher, washer/dryer. Asking $2,229,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Bushwick Avenue, Bushwick – Gut renovated apt has 3 huge BRs, lots of windows, SS appliances including dishwasher. Asking $2,850/month. Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830

• Sold – East New York – A six-bedroom, six-bathroom, 1,200-square-foot house at 304 Hendrix Street for $824,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Google has unveiled its new Pixel smartphone, a Google Home smart speaker and its first tablet computer.

• The state of Nevada sued Tesla over unpaid taxes for its workers.

Events
• Navy Yard – 8:30 a.m. – Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, Borough President Eric Adams visit STEAM Center and make announcement. Building 77.

Park Slope – 6:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Community Board 6 meeting. John Jay Educational Campus, 237 7th Ave.

Williamsburg – 7 p.m. – 90th Precinct Community Council meeting. 30 Montrose Ave.

Sheepshead Bay – 7:30 p.m. – 61st Precinct Community Council meeting. 2533 Coney Island Ave.

Written by BKTicker

October 10th, 2018 at 3:12 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Nikki Haley resigns as US ambassador, Two siblings missing in Bushwick.

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Tuesday, October 9

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has resigned and will leave her post by the end of the year.

• Hillary Clinton has said that President Trump’s remarks at Kavanaugh’s swearing-in “undermine the Supreme Court”.

• The new 72nd street subway station now features art designed by Yoko Ono.

IN BROOKLYN
• Two siblings are missing in Bushwick after they left their home to look for their older sister who ran away.

• A woman was sexually assaulted and her husband, a retired police lieutenant, was attacked with a blade during a home invasion.

• Police officers were dispatched to the Dyker Heights Intermediate School after receiving shooting threats.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Downtown B,D trains run at a slower speed in the area of W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan.

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 Exit 29B – Tillary Street (New York).

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between 39th Street (New York) and Exit 28A – Old Fulton Street; Cadman Plaza West (New York).

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Yankees (1-2)  lost to the Red Sox 16-1 in the third game of the Division Series. They will play each other again today at 8:07 pm.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Kanye West will meet with President Trump and Jared Kushner at the White House this Thursday.

• Stevie Nicks has been nominated to be inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

• Katt Williams is being sued by a driver who says he was attacked by the comedian and his dog.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Flash (CW, 8PM) – The Season 5 premiere: Barry and Iris try to return an unexpected guest from the future to her timeline.

• NCIS (NBC, 8PM) – One of the NCIS agents is starstruck after the team investigates an explosion outside the home of Navy Petty Officer First Class Todd Nicholas and his wife, popular reality TV star Sheba Nicholas.

• This Is Us (ABC, 9PM) – The Pearsons rally around Kate as she undergoes a medical procedure.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: The Devil’s Advocate – An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job at a high-end New York City law firm with a high-end boss – the biggest opportunity of his career to date.

• HULU: Shark Tank Season 10 – Ambitious entrepreneurs present their breakthrough business concepts.

• AMAZON PRIME: Carrie – Based on a Stephen King novel, Carrie is the story of a girl brought up, almost in isolation, by her psychotically religious mother Margaret.

TECHNOLOGY
• T-Mobile’s prepaid service, Metro, will offer 5G in 2019.

• Alcatel’s newest budget tablet is designed to be more child-friendly.

• A “Borderlands 2″ VR will debut for PlayStation 4 this December.

#TRENDINGNY
• Nikki Haley

• #madebygoogle

• #TuesdayThoughts

• #Batwoman

• #RegisterAndVote

REAL ESTATE

• For Rent – Greenwood Heights – Sunny & bright duplex features livingroom, dining room, eat in kitchen, 3 Queen sized bedrooms & 2 full bathrooms. hardwood flooring throughout. Central heat + Ac. Pet Friendly. Shared access to the roof deck. Laundry in the building. Close to all shops & transportation. Asking $3,650/month. Carollo Real Estate 718-366-6636

• For Rent – Williamsburg – 2 Bedroom apartment features living room w/ balcony, dining room, kitchen, & 1 full bathroom. Hardwoodflooringthroughout . Central AC+ heat. Pet friendly. Lots of windows & closet space. Close to all shops & transportation. Just 1 block from J, M OR G Train. Asking $2,550/month. Carollo Real Estate 718-366-6636

LOCAL EVENTS
• Downtown – 7 p.m. – Florence + The Machine.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

• Bedford Stuyvesant – 7 p.m. – 81st Precinct Community Council Meeting. Bed-Stuy Multi Service Center. 1958 Fulton St.

• Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Modest Mouse.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

Do you want to keep up with the latest news and events in Brooklyn?

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Written by BKTicker

October 9th, 2018 at 3:42 pm

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Morning Buzz: A Brooklyn man’s home was broken into and his wife was sexually assaulted by the robber, Hurricane Michael is anticipated in Florida.

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Tuesday, October 9

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 78.

Top Stories
 Hurricane Michael is expected to hit ground tomorrow and cause major destruction to Florida’s Gulf Coast.

 Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh for the “pain and suffering” Kavanaugh’s sexual assault allegations caused him and his family.

• The driver behind the wheel of the limo that crashed upstate and resulted in 20 people dead reportedly had a history of prior drug busts.

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Florence + The Machine  Tues Oct 9th  7pm Bringing their new High As Hope tour to Brooklyn.Tickets start at $69.50   Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Downtown
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Brooklyn News
• After a man’s home was broken into in Brooklyn, he was slashed and his wife was sexually assaulted.

• The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival will begin on Thursday and will feature independent and short horror films.

• A gunman shot a young Brooklyn mom in Bushwick and her ex-boyfriend turned himself in as the culprit.

Politics
 President Trump believes that Chicago should use the NYPD’s controversial method of ‘Stop and Frisk’ to reduce gun violence.

 Bill and Hilary Clinton are going on tour together to headline in a series of events together across the country.

Entertainment
 Trump says he likes Taylor Swift about 25% less now that she has publicly endorsed two Democrats in Tennessee.

 Former first daughter Barbara Bush had a secret wedding to screenwriter Craig Coyne.

Buzzing Back

• In 1985, on what would have been John Lennon’s 45th birthday, Yoko Ono dedicates a 2.5 acre section in NY’s Central Park called Strawberry Fields.

• In 1952 reality star Sharon Osbourne is born in London, England. In 1982, she married this rock star and revived his career by creating this Summerfest.

Opinion
• The Daily News thinks that the New York State property tax is blatantly unfair.

 The New York Times contemplated the fate of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist that is missing, and thinks that if he was abducted Saudi Arabia needs to be held responsible.

In the Blogs
• Greenpoint’s town square 15th Annual Halloween parade is coming on October 28th!

• City Councilman Justin Brannan announced he secured funding to create a 3rd Ave Business Improvement District.

Trending in New York
• #madebygoogle
• Drew Brees
• Brock Holt
• Kavanaugh Impeachment
• #BetterCallSaul

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (1-2)  lost to the Red Sox 16-1 in the third game of the Division Series.They will play each other again today at 8:07 pm.

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

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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Secret Screening  Sun Oct 14th 11:30am  A mystery film, presented by the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• Investors are searching for smart opportunities for real estate in these times of climate change.

• OPEN HOUSE – Tues Oct 9th 2-3pm  115A India Street, Greenpoint - 3 story, 2 family Townhouse – 1st flr has open layout w/ 1 BR, 1 bath, access to back yard – can be used as a duplex w/ basement.  2nd & 3rd flrs each have 3 BRS, 1.5 bath.  Full basement w/ laundry room.  Asking $1,949,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188 

• For Rent – 234 Skillman Avenue, Unit 3C, Williamsburg – 2 BR apt w/ great amenities.  SS appliances including dishwasher & microwave.  Laundry facilities, screening room, billiards, fully loaded gym, communal lounge on site.  Rooftop deck w/ incredible views.  Asking $3,200/month  Pepe Real Estate 718-388-8600

• Sold – Greenpoint – A one bedroom, one bathroom, 5,000 square foot apartment at 98 Greenpoint Ave for $4,350,000. Zillow.

Technology
 Facebook’s new speakers which include a camera that can follow users around the room and a microphone that can enhance voices, are creeping users out.

• The creator of Fortnite just bought anti cheating software.

Events
• Downtown – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Prostate Cancer Symposium. Brooklyn BBorough Hall. 209 Joralemon Street.

• Downtown – 7 p.m. – Florence + The Machine.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue

• Bedford Stuyvesant – 7 p.m. – 81st Precinct Community Council Meeting. Bed-Stuy Multi Service Center. 1958 Fulton Street.

• Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Modest Mouse.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

Written by BKTicker

October 9th, 2018 at 12:54 pm

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by Petro Home Services

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Monday, October 8

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• A landmark report by the UN found that nations will need to take “unprecedented” actions to cut their carbon emissions over the next decade to avoid a climate catastrophe.

• President Trump said he has no plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

• The driver involved in the upstate limo crash that killed 20 people did not have the proper license and the vehicle had failed an inspection just last month.

IN BROOKLYN
• A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a car in Williamsburg.

• Three thugs broke into a retired cop’s home and sexually assaulted his wife and stole his gun.

• The arrest of a Hasidic man who blocked a cop car has sparked protests.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Downtown B,D trains run at a slower speed in the area of W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan.

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

 

TRAFFIC
• Water main break on 58th Street both directions between 37th Avenue (Queens) and 39th Avenue (Queens) all lanes closed until further notice.

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Giants (1-4) lost a heartbreaker to the Carolina Panthers, losing 31-30.

• The Jets (2-3) beat the Denver Broncos, 34-16.

• The Yankees are looking to take the lead against the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS tonight. The game starts at 7:40 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Taylor Swift endorsed Tennessee Democrats Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper.

• At least 12 people were injured amid the panic following a “shots fired” warning at a Lil Wayne concert in Atlanta.

• Jonah Hill teased a collaboration with Adidas on Instagram.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• 9-1-1 (FOX, 9PM) – The first responders race to rescue victims trapped in various tight spots. Meanwhile, Athena contemplates accepting a promotion that will take her out of the field.

• The Good Doctor (ABC, 10PM) – Dr. Melendez, Dr. Brown and Dr. Park have given a young married couple two choices about their future: save the wife’s life or their future ability to start a family.

• Manifest (NBC, 10PM) – Ben and Michaela investigate a shocking murder in fear that it’s connected to Flight 828.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: V for Vendetta – In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of “V”, plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

• HULU: American Psycho – A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends.

• AMAZON PRIME: Starship Troopers – Humans in a militaristic future wage war with giant alien bugs in a satire of modern world politics.

TECHNOLOGY
• Google exposed private data from hundreds of thousands of Google+ users and then chose not to inform those affected by the issue.

• Intel announced its latest 9th Gen chips, including its ‘best gaming processor’ Core i9.

• Check out this round up of the trailers released at New York Comic Con 2018.

#TRENDINGNY
• #MondayMotivation

• #indigenouspeoplesday2018

• Columbus Day

• #HurricaneMichael

• #NCT127_Regular_Eng

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

• Williamsburg – 9:15 p.m. – Screening of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.  Videology, 308 Bedford Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

Do you want to keep up with the latest news and events in Brooklyn?

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Written by BKTicker

October 9th, 2018 at 12:52 pm

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Morning Buzz: Lawsuit claims man froze to death in Crown Heights apartment, Earthquake kills at least 12 in Haiti

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Monday, October 8
Alternate Side Parking rules are suspended today for Columbus Day. Parking meters will be in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
• Twenty people celebrating a birthday were all killed in an upstate limousine crash.

• A monster earthquake hit Haiti, killing at least 12 people, and injuring at least 188 others.

• Look what you made her do! After keeping mum on politics throughout her entire career, Taylor Swift broke her silence to endorse two Tennessee Democrats.

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Modest Mouse  Tues Oct 9th  8pm The indie rock gold standard: One of the few bands capable of achieving massive popularity without sacrificing their longtime fans.  $49-$65   Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
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Brooklyn News
• A gruesome Halloween display of a “hanging body” was taken down after the community protested outside of the Brownsville home.

• There’s an Orthodox rabbi who makes a city salary of nearly $100,000 by serving as a “yeshiva liaison” for school buses.

• A new lawsuit claims heat issues caused a man to freeze to death in his Crown Heights apartment.

Politics
• Joe Crowley said a disconnect with millennial voters is what cost him his seat in Congress.

• According to Kellyanne Conway, America can see “our husbands, our sons, our cousins, our co-workers, our brothers” in newly-confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Entertainment
• Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is saying goodbye to the Jersey Shore and saying hello to the slammer after being sentenced to eight months in prison for tax evasion.

Weekend Box Office
• Venom (2018): $80 million
• A Star is Born (2018): $41.3 million
• Smallfoot: $14.9 million
• Night School (2018): $12.3 million
• The House With A Clock In Its Walls: $7.3 million

Buzzing Back

• In  1977 Billy Joel‘s breakthrough album, “The Stranger“, would crack the Top 10 on the Billboard chart. The LP contained four US Top 30 singles, including this one.

• In 1985 pop singer Bruno Mars is born in Honolulu, HI.  In 2012 this album hit #1 on the US Billboard charts

Opinion
• The Times argued that a federal appeals court should release records of a grand jury that held no one responsible for the brutal murders of two African-American couples in 1946.

• Following the Kavanaugh confirmation, the Post said the left has gone completely unhinged.

In the Blogs
• Neighborhood cops and local children bonded over a game of flag football in East New York.

• Catalina Kulczar spoke about her life and career as a photographer with Greenpointers.

Trending in New York
• Thanksgiving
• Jamal Khashoggi
• Schoharie
• #ColumbusDay
• Shingo

Scoreboard
• The Giants (1-4) lost a heartbreaker to the Carolina Panthers, losing 31-30.

• The Jets (2-3) beat the Denver Broncos, 34-16.

• The Yankees are looking to take the lead against the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS tonight. The game starts at 7:40 p.m.

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

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Bonus Brunch Mon Oct 8th Join us from 10:30-3:00pm and bring the whole family!  Sycamore Bar & Flower Shop, 1118 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park
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Real Estate
• A new zoning amendment proposal is seeking development of a new residential property in a quiet Brooklyn neighborhood.

• For Sale - 2106 Rene Court, Ridgewood - Two family brick on 3 levels.  1st flr has 4 BRs, 2 bath duplex, LR, full SS kitchen, tons of closets.  2nd flr has 3 BRs, 1 bath, LR, full SS kitchen. Finished basement, nice yard, front patio.  Asking $950,000  Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

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

• Sold – Williamsburg – A six-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,252-sq.-ft. three-family home at 451 Keap St. for $1,930,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• 13-year-old Paris Trimmier has been reported missing. She was last seen around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday inside of 1625 Dean Street. She’s described as black, 5’2″ tall, 115 lbs, brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a black shirt and beige pants.

• 39-year-old motorcyclist Angel Perez was killed after a vehicle collision at Broadway and Union Street. He was killed after he collided into the passenger side of a grey Honda. An investigation is ongoing by the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad.

Events
• Ditmas Park – 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Bonus Brunch.  Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Road

• Ditmas Park - 8 p.m. – Star Sign Party – LIBRA.   Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Road

• Williamsburg – 9:15 p.m. – Screening of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.  Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue

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October 8th, 2018 at 1:51 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Senate votes to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination, Woman fights off rapist in Brooklyn.

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Friday, October 5

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Brett Kavanaugh is on track to be on to become a Supreme Court Justice with a 51-49 vote.

• Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege were awarded Nobel Peace Prizes for “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.”

• NYC officials said that they have joined state regulators in examining whether the Trump family underpaid taxes on their real estate empire.

IN BROOKLYN
• A 27-year-old Australian woman fought off a man who tried to rape her.

• Andre Chandler, 46, of Brownsville, was given a 14-count indictment for allegedly pepper-spraying a B15 bus driver.

• Eight therapists, two of whom were also public school teachers, were arrested for billing fraud.

SUBWAY STATUS
• 7 Flushing-bound trains run at a slower speed in the area of 61 St-Woodside in Queens.

• Southbound C and E trains are running with delays because of signal problems at 42 St-Port Authority.

• Downtown B,D trains run at a slower speed in the area of W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan.

• J,Z trains run at a slower speed in both directions in the area of the 121 St Station in Queens.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge both levels eastbound ramps to Belt Parkway and Gowanus Expressway (Kings/Richmond).

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

SCOREBOARD
Friday
• The Yankees head to Boston to begin the American League Division Series at 7:32 p.m.

Saturday
• The Yankees take on the Red Sox at Fenway Park for Game 2 at 8:15 p.m.
• The Rangers hit the ice in Buffalo against the Sabres at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders welcome the Nashville Predators to Brooklyn at 7 p.m.

Sunday
• The Jets (1-3) host the Denver Broncos at 1 p.m.
• The Giants (1-3) are on the road in Carolina to face the Panthers at 1 p.m.
• The Rangers play the Carolina Hurricanes on the road at 5 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Jersey Shore star Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino has been sentenced to 8 months in prison for tax evasion.

• Shonda Rhimes and Matt Reeves are developing a sci-fi franchise for Netflix.

• Lady Gaga voiced her support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• MacGyver (CBS, 8PM) – Jack receives an emergency distress signal from one of his old Delta buddies who is falsely accused of terrorism in a foreign country, so MacGyver and Jack quickly recruit the rest of Jack’s old Delta team and stage an unsanctioned rescue op.

• Off the Boat (ABC, 8PM) – The Season 5 premiere: Honey and Marvin celebrate the birth of their baby. In other events, Jessica’s book is finally released, and she’s optimistically looking forward to a book store reading that’s been set up by her publisher to help boost sales.

• Hell’s Kitchen (FOX, 9PM) – Chef Ramsay announces that he is taking his risotto off of the Hell’s Kitchen menu, and the contestants are tasked with preparing their own risotto dish in the hopes of replacing the old one for the remainder of the season.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Once Upon a Time in America – A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

• HULU: Rec – A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Man in the High Castle Season 3 – Juliana uncovers a dangerous Nazi plan for ultimate supremacy. Can she convince others to join her in stopping it? Or is it already too late?

TECHNOLOGY
• Apple is using proprietary software to lock MacBook Pros and iMacPros from third-party repairs.

• Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 update is reportedly erasing users data.

•Amazon’s Alexa companion app is getting a redesign.

#TRENDINGNY
• Kavanaugh

• #PinstripePride

• #WorldTeachersDay

• #Aquaman

• Manchin

REAL ESTATE

• For Rent – Gravesend – Legal semi-detached 3 family w/ finished bsmt & private driveway. Asking $1,588,800. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Williamsburg - Three family brick – delivered vacant. 7 BRs, 3 bath total. 1st flr has access to yard, 2nd flr has outdoor deck. Asking $2,100,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• Downtown – 8 p.m. – Bruno Mars performs. Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.
• Flatbush – 8 p.m. – My Favorite Murder. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
 Bushwick – 10 p.m. – Motor City Drum Ensemble. Brooklyn Mirage/Avant Gardner, 140 Stewart Ave.
• Williamsburg – Midnight – Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.
• Williamsburg – Midnight – Night of the Living Dead (1968). Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.

Saturday
• Brooklyn Heights – 11 a.m. – Brooklyn Nets to host second annual Practice in the Park. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2.
 Greenpoint – Noon – The Melting Pot – A Multicultural Market.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.
• Fort Greene – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Tree Trail Walk.  Fort Greene Visitors Center, Fort Greene Park
• Williamsburg – 1 to 5 p.m. – Blocktober Fest.  The Well, 272 Meserole St.
• Greenwood Heights – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Twilight Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
• Williamsburg - 6:45 & 9:15 p.m. – Practical Magic w/ Frozen Margarita.  Videology, 308 Bedford Ave.
• Williamsburg – Midnight – Bram Stoker’s Dracula.  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.
• Williamsburg – Midnight – Night of the Living Dead (1968). Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.

Sunday
• Downtown – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – NY Transit Museum’s 25th Annual Bus Festival.  Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, Brooklyn Bridge Park.
• Williamsburg – 12:30 p.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Beyonce for Kids. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.
• Coney Island - 3 p.m. to Midnight – Music of Curiosities Festival.  Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave.
• Greenwood Heights – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Twilight Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
• Williamsburg – 7 p.m. – Cane Hill performs.  The Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave.
• Boerum Hill – 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie: House Party.  Habana Outpost, 690 Fulton St.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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October 5th, 2018 at 3:53 pm

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Morning Buzz: Senate to vote on Kavanaugh confirmation, Transit workers confront bus driver attacker

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Friday, October 5

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 67 degrees. Saturday will also be sunny and a high of 68. Sunday will warm up to 79 and partly cloudy skies.

Top Stories
• After receiving the FBI report, the Senate will vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation today. Meanwhile, the judge penned an op-ed admitting he was too emotional at his hearing.

• The California busboy who cradled Robert F. Kennedy moments after he was fatally shot has died at age 68.

• New Jersey Transit was suspended at Penn Station last night due to yet another derailment.

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A Walk Through Time  Sat Sept 29th  1-3pm Join historian and author Francis Morrone for his wit, wisdom and unique perspective on Green-Wood. $25. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St., Greenwood Heights.
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Brooklyn News
• The rape of an Australian tourist who was walking home from a bar has Brooklyn neighbors on edge.

• A pregnancy test and court appearance have been given to a Brooklyn woman charged in the theft of an off-duty cop.

• The suspect accused of pepper spraying bus drivers in Brooklyn was confronted by a sea of transport workers in court.

Politics
• Even after the Working Families Party voted to give Andrew Cuomo their line, the governor won’t say if he’ll take it.

• Bill de Blasio’s PAC will make a round of campaign contributions to national Democrats.

Entertainment
• Alan Alda will receive the 55th SAG Life Achievement Award for his career and humanitarian accomplishments.

• Chris Evans is hanging up his Captain America shield and leaving Marvel after Avengers 4.

Buzzing Back

• In 1973, Elton John released this album, which would become one of rock’s greatest double albums.

• In 1902, entrepreneur Ray Kroc was born in Oak Park, IL. He’s the businessman responsible for the success of this fast-food chain.

Opinion
• The Times makes the case that Brett Kavanaugh failed in his Supreme Court test and that senators should vote no.

• The Post says delaying justice for Shelly Silver is denying justice for all New Yorkers.

In the Blogs
• Kingsland Wildflowers is hosting a workshop on fungi with expert Craig Tester.

• Bklyner has your recap on weekend arts events happening in the borough.

Trending in New York
• Brady
• Bette Midler
• #SVUWithoutBorders
• Rangers
• #NationalTacoDay

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (0-1) fell to the Predators, 3-2.

• The Islanders (1-0) topped the Hurricanes in overtime, 2-1.

• The Patriots beat the Colts, 38-24, on Thursday Night Football.

• The Yankees don’t see themselves as underdogs heading into the ALDS with an historic Red Sox team.

• Kyrie Irving dashed Knicks fans’ hopes by committing to re-sign with Boston.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees head to Boston to begin the American League Division Series at 7:32 p.m.
Saturday
• The Yankees take on the Red Sox at Fenway Park for Game 2 at 8:15 p.m.
• The Rangers hit the ice in Buffalo against the Sabres at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders welcome the Nashville Predators to Brooklyn at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Jets (1-3) host the Denver Broncos at 1 p.m.
• The Giants (1-3) are on the road in Carolina to face the Panthers at 1 p.m.
• The Rangers play the Carolina Hurricanes on the road at 5 p.m.

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

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My Favorite Murder  Fri Oct 5th  8pm Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark of True Crime Comedy podcast, My Favorite Murder, make a stop in Brooklyn on their highly anticipated fall tour. TicketsKings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
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Real Estate
• Two major Downtown Brooklyn condo buildings are making good progress.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 6th 12-3pm  1718 Hendrickson Street, Marine Park  One family brick in excellent condition has EIK, LR, DR, 3 BRs, full bath.  Full finished basement w/ full bath, driveway, yard, 1 car garage.  asking $759,000. CB Kueber 718-628-0100

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 7th 2-4pm  1042 Decatur Street, Bushwick  Three family brick with finished basement and potential parking for 2 cars.  12 BRS, 7 bath total.  Each unit is a 4 BR/2 Bath apt. Huge finished basement, nice backyard.  Asking $1,599,000. Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188 

• Sold – Williamsburg – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,014-square-foot condo at 227 Maujer Street for $991,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Missy Robbins’s new Italian restaurant Misi is shining in Williamsburg.

• A Louisiana native is serving excellent Creole classics at Lowerline in Prospect Heights.

Restaurant ABC’s – Canarsie
Grade A – Mr. Grillooo, 1401 Rockaway Pwky. – Personal cleanliness inadequate.
Grade B – Fisherman’s Cove, 1420 Rockaway Pwky. – Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Seabreeze Food, 1562 Ralph Ave. – Evidence of mice, Hand washing facility not provided near food, Food not protected from potential contamination.

Events
• East New York – 10 a.m. – Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro presides over graduation ceremony for probationary EMTs. Christian Cultural Center, 12020 Flatlands Ave.

• Prospect Park – Dreamland Roller Disco: Britney Spears. LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Dr.

• Downtown – 8 p.m. – Bruno Mars performs. Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

• Flatbush – 8 p.m. – My Favorite Murder. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

 Bushwick – 10 p.m. – Motor City Drum Ensemble. Brooklyn Mirage/Avant Gardner, 140 Stewart Ave.

• Williamsburg – Midnight – Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.

• Williamsburg – Midnight – Night of the Living Dead (1968). Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.

Saturday
• Brooklyn Heights – 11 a.m. – Brooklyn Nets to host second annual Practice in the Park. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2.
 Greenpoint – Noon – The Melting Pot – A Multicultural Market.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave
• Fort Greene – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Tree Trail Walk.  Fort Greene Visitors Center, Fort Greene Park
• Williamsburg – 1 to 5 p.m. – Blocktober Fest.  The Well, 272 Meserole Street
• Greenwood Heights – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Twilight Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
• Williamsburg - 6:45 & 9:15 p.m. – Practical Magic w/ Frozen Margarita.  Videology, 308 Bedford Ave.
• Williamsburg – Midnight – Bram Stoker’s Dracula.  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue
• Williamsburg – Midnight – Night of the Living Dead (1968). Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue
Sunday
• Downtown – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – NY Transit Museum’s 25th Annual Bus Festival.  Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, Brooklyn Bridge Park
• Williamsburg – 12:30 p.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Beyonce for Kids. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.
• Coney Island - 3 p.m. to Midnight – Music of Curiosities Festival.  Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave
• Greenwood Heights – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Twilight Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
• Williamsburg – 7 p.m. – Cane Hill performs.  The Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue
• Boerum Hill – 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie: House Party.  Habana Outpost, 690 Fulton Street.

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October 5th, 2018 at 2:12 pm

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