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Morning Buzz: Massive subway rat chases MTA station agent out of booth, Funeral turns bloody after FedEx incident

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Tuesday, December 4

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 42 degrees.

Top Stories
• The NYC Transit chief promised transit officials will crack down on turnstile jumpers. He also proposed budget cuts that will probably lead to crowded and dirty trains.

•  Jamal Khashoggi’s WhatsApp messages might give clues into his vicious murder.

• They may or may not know how to run a professional sports team but one New Yorker believes James Dolan and Fred Wilpon are qualified to govern.

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Santa Run 5K  Sun Dec 9th 11am  Each participant in this fun run gets and wears their own Santa suit! (Suits supplied!) Register here! Meet at Pritchard-Bartell Square entrance, Prospect Park
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Brooklyn News
• A massive rat chased an MTA station agent out of her station booth at the Grand Street station in Williamsburg.

• A funeral in Sunset Park turned into a bloody melee after a FedEx worker hit a mourner with his truck.

• Another morning for Brooklyn commuters became chaos after several lines experienced delays.

Politics
• Congress has delayed the government shutdown fight by two weeks.

• Trump won’t speak at the funeral of George H.W. Bush this week.

Entertainment
• Prince William allegedly voiced concerns over his brother’s quick-moving relationship with Meghan Markle.

• movie inspired by Prince’s music is in the works.

Buzzing Back

• In 1991 kidnapped American Journalist,  Terry Anderson is freed in Lebanon after 2,454 days in captivity.

• In 1969, rapper Jay-Z is born in Brooklyn, NY.  His interest in creating music exploded after receiving a boom box for his 12th birthday, and his nickname evolved from “Jazzy” to “Jay-Z.”

Opinion
• The Post argues that the public is paying to promote Chirlane McCray’s national career.

• Fake news? What about no news? The Times discusses how Hungary’s autocrat Viktor Orban has taken control of much of the country’s media.

In the Blogs
• At least three graffiti swastikas were found along McGuinness Boulevard on Monday.

• House of Yes covered up images of Hindu gods in their bathroom after several patrons expressed how offensive and harmful it is.

Trending in New York
• The Cher Show
• #NationalCookieDay
• Funk Flex
• Eric Trump
• #Breaking

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.

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Vivaldi, Venice & the Influence of Italy  Sun Dec 9th 2pm  Exploring the drama, virtuosity, and influence of the artists and musicians who looked to Venice for inspiration.  $40 Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights.
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Real Estate
• Downtown Brooklyn’s skyline is rapidly changing as one of the tallest skyscrapers starts to take shape.

• For Sale – 343 & 345 Berry Street, Williamsburg – 2 lots available in prime location.  Both lots measure 50 x 37.33 feet.  Surrounded by many developments, restaurants & trendy spots.  $2,249,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Union Avenue, Williamsburg – 1 BR, 1 bath apt has 4 rooms w/ huge windows.  Closet to all.  $1,950/month. Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830

• Sold – Marine Park – A four-bedroom two-bathroom, 2,400-square-foot duplex at 3901 Fillmore Ave. for $932,000. Zillow

Technology
•  Samsung is releasing a 5G phone in 2019.

• Tumblr will soon ban its millions of users from posting “not safe for work”(NSFW) content.

Events
• Williamsburg – 11:30 a.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams will join Jewish and Muslim leaders to announce funds for the restoration of two angel statues in front of Our Lady of Consolation Roman Catholic Church. 90th Precinct Stationhouse, 211 Union Ave.

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

• 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 Avenue

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December 4th, 2018 at 12:51 pm

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by The Banad Law Offices P.C., Immigration & Nationality Law

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Monday, December 3

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Former President George H.W. Bush left Texas and headed to Washington to lie in state for a two-day ceremony.

• President Trump boasted about his trade deal between the United States and China. Yet, little details are known.

• Four people believed to be homeless were killed in a fire in Poughkeepsie.

 

IN BROOKLYN
• A Hasidic man was punched in the back of the head in a possible hate crime.

• A video shows an MTA worker being chased out of a station booth by a rat.

• A man urinated on two religious statues outside a church and then knocked them over and smashed them.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Northbound 6 trains are running with delays because of track maintenance between Hunts Point Av and Parkchester.

• Main St-bound 7 trains are running express from Queensboro Plaza to 74 St-Broadway because of an unauthorized person on the tracks at 61 St-Woodside. Expect delays in 7 train service in both directions.

• Broad St-bound J trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Crescent St.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 westbound from Queens-Kings County Line; KoskuiskoBridge (New York) to Exit 28A – Old Fulton Street; Cadman Plaza West (New York).

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Giants (4-8) topped the Chicago Bears in overtime, 30-27.

• The Jets (3-9) blew a large lead against the Tennessee Titans, 26-22.

• The Rangers (13-12-3) fell to the Winnipeg Jets in a shootout, 4-3.

• The Knicks (8-16) host the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (8-16) are home against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (7-0) beat Georgia Tech, 76-73.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (4-3) hosts St. Joseph’s Brooklyn at 7 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Pete Davidson opened up about being bullied online for the past nine months in an Instagram post.

• Halsey called out the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show due to a lack of inclusivity.

• Queen and Adam Lambert announced a North America tour for the summer of 2019.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Arrow (CW, 8PM) – Felicity stands by her recent decisions regarding her family. Meanwhile, Diggle and Lyla continue to look into the Dante painting that Curtis found.

• The Neighborhood (CBS, 8PM) – When Calvin and Tina learn Marty has a new girlfriend, they insist he invite her over for dinner, with surprising results.

• The Good Doctor (ABC,10PM) – In the winter finale, Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Alex Park treat two patients who collapse at the local airport and whose symptoms point to an infection that may become airborne.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: 8 Mile – A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.

• HULU: Pulp Fiction – The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Black Stallion – While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on.

TECHNOLOGY
• Verizon and Samsung announced plans to release a 5G smartphone in the first half of 2019.

• A report from Bloomberg indicates that Apple will not release a 5G compatible iPhone before 2020.

• Tumblr will ban all adult content from its platform on December 17.

#TRENDINGNY
• Tumblr

• #MondayMotivation

• Scott Free

• #OurEpiphanyJin

• Friends

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Two Family in Greenpoint/ Williamsburg Border features 4 Levels (Lower Dplx: 2Br/ 2 Bath & Upper Dplx: 3Br/ 2 Bath), 2 Full Kitchens, Great Storage Space, Skylights, Hardwood Floors, Access to the large beautiful Yard. Asking $1,850,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Williamsburg – 6 Family in Good Condition. 1 Vacant Apartment, 1 Free Market Apartment! HUGE UPSIDE! Asking $2,399,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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December 3rd, 2018 at 3:44 pm

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Morning Buzz: Couple reunited with lost wedding ring, Man changing tire killed in hit-and-run

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Monday, December 3

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of 54 degrees.

Top Stories
• George H.W. Bush’s casket will be flown to Washington D.C. on Air Force One ahead of three days of tribute.

• The Pentagon believes Vladimir Putin tried to meddle in the midterm elections.

• A tourist couple who lost their wedding ring down a Times Square grate will be reunited with the diamond.

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Brooklyn News
• A Staten Island man trying to change his tire on a busy Brooklyn road was killed by a hit-and-run driver.

• A homeless man was found dead inside an L train on Saturday night.

• Kings County Hospital has the longest emergency room wait of any city hospital.

Politics
• Three former presidents honored George H.W. Bush in a candid “60 Minutes” segment.

• Andrew Cuomo was elected the top Democrat on the National Governors Association.

Entertainment
• Take a look inside Priyanka Copra and Nick Jonas’ three-day weddingcelebration.

Weekend Box Office
• Ralph Breaks the Internet: $25.7 million
• Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018): $17 million
• Creed II: $16.8 million
• Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: $11 million
• Bohemian Rhapsody: $8 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1979, 11 people were killed in a stampede outside a Who concert in Cincinnati.

• In 1960, actress Julianne Moore was born in Fort Bragg, NC. She received an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actress in this 2014 film.

Opinion
• USA Today says George H.W. Bush was not only a great American and a class act, but an underrated president.

• The Times says a special committee should recommend no pay raise for New York state lawmakers.

In the Blogs
• The 94th Precinct and Broadway Stages are hosting a children’s holiday partynext weekend.

• BKLYNER has your rundown of holiday events this upcoming week.

Trending in New York
• Steelers
• Victoria
• #LifeSize2
• Halsey
• Adriana

Scoreboard
• The Giants (4-8) topped the Chicago Bears in overtime, 30-27.

• The Jets (3-9) blew a large lead against the Tennessee Titans, 26-22.

• The Rangers (13-12-3) fell to the Winnipeg Jets in a shootout, 4-3.

• The Knicks (8-16) host the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (8-16) are home against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (7-0) beat Georgia Tech, 76-73.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (4-3) hosts St. Joseph’s Brooklyn at 7 p.m.

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2 Dope Queens Tues Dec 4th & Wed Dec 5th  8pm 2 Dope Queens return to film more HBO specials of their hit comedy podcast. Tickets. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn.
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Real Estate
• See the new renderings for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Epiphanyin Crown Heights.

• For Sale – Lombardy Street, Greenpoint - Legal 2 family currently set up as 4 apts.  Each apt is completely renovated w/ new plumbing, gas pipes, electric, boiler, & windows. Basement has laundry room & access to backyard.  $1,400,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Powers Street, Williamsburg – 3 BR apt features open LR that flows into kitchen w/ skylight & SS appliances, hardwood floors, each BR has a closet & window facing the garden.  Pet approval on case-to-case basis.  $2,700/month. Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 950-square-foot co-op at 2645 Homecrest Avenue for $315,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday evening, an unidentified suspect punched a 33-year-old man in the back of the head in front of 68 Throop Avenue. The suspect fled on foot, while the victim suffered minor injuries from the attack.

• On early Saturday morning, an unidentified man approached a 20-year-old girl at the intersection of Herzl Street and Dumont Avenue. He grabbed her by the arm and dragged her into Betsy Head Park, where he raped her. The victim was treated at a nearby hospital, while the suspect took her purse and ran.

Events
• Sunset Park – 9 a.m. – Chancellor Richard Carranza visits computer science lesson and makes an announcement. PS 24, 427 38th St.

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December 3rd, 2018 at 1:11 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Tsunami warning cancelled after 7.0 earthquake in Alaska, Shirley Chisholm monument to be built in Prospect Park

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Friday, November 30

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• A tsunami warning for coastal areas of Alaska was canceled after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred.

• A federal judge set a tentative sentencing date for Paul Manafort after the former campaign chairman was accused of lying to the FBI in violation of his plea deal.

• A security breach inside the Marriott hotel compromised the information of as many as 500 million guests.

IN BROOKLYN
• A monument in honor of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman to serve in Congress is set to be erected in Prospect Park.

• The NYPD is asking the public’s help identifying a hospitalized woman who was receiving medical treatment at Brookdale Hospital.

• Sugar and Spice, a festive holiday pop-up museum, will bring an interactive world of Christmas-themed sights, sounds and smells toWilliamsburg this weekend.

SUBWAY STATUS
• SIR trains are running with delays in both directions because of slippery rails and track maintenance between Pleasant Plains and Eltingville.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge both levels westbound (Kings/Richmond) all lanes.

• Delays on I-278 westbound from Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (New York) to 39th Street (New York).

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

•  Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit – 38th Street; Sunset Park Industrial Park (New York) to Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge (New York).

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

SCOREBOARD
Friday
• The Nets (8-14) welcome the Memphis Grizzlies to Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Knicks (7-16) host the Milwaukee Bucks at 5 p.m.
• The Nets head to Washington to face the Wizards at 7 p.m.
• The Rangers take on the Canadiens in Montreal at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders play the Columbus Blue Jackets at Barclays Center. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• St. John’s (6-0) goes to Georgia Tech to play the Yellow Jackets at noon.
Sunday
• The Rangers host the Winnipeg Jets at MSG at 6 p.m.
• The Giants (3-8) play host to the Chicago Bears at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (3-8) visit the Tennessee Titans at 4:05 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Jay-Z criticized Kanye West’s support of President Trump on Meek Mill’s new album ‘Championships’.

• Kris Kardashian made a cameo in Ariana Grande’s music video for her song, “Thank U, Next”.

• Megan Fox confirmed that she dated Shia LaBeouf while filming ‘Transformers’.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• MacGyver (CBS, 8PM) – A vial containing a deadly virus is stolen from the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, and MacGvyer and team race to recover it before the thief unleashes a global pandemic.

• Hawaii Five-0 (CBS,9PM) – A renowned urban vigilante is killed after making another citizen’s arrest, and Five-0 delves into the world of super heroes and comic books to find the killer. Also, Adam finally gets closer to finding out who killed his sister.

• Blue Bloods (CBS,10PM) – A video surfaces of cops being harassed by a group of people at a housing complex, which leads Frank to order a raid to round up anyone with an outstanding warrant, against Garrett’s advice.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: F is for Family  – The misadventures of a family in the 1970s.

• HULU: GoldenEye – James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow Agent formerly believed to be dead.

• AMAZON PRIME: Inside Jokes Season 1 – follows unknown stand-up comics vying to make it into the world-famous Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal.

TECHNOLOGY
• It has been reported that Google Hangouts for consumers will be shutting down sometime in 2020.

• The Pokémon Go Twitter account has posted a teaser suggesting that player versus player battles may be coming soon.

• Apple Music will be available for use on Amazon Echo speakers starting December 17th.

#TRENDINGNY
• #NothingBreaksLikeAHeart

• Anchorage

• #FridayFeeling

• #FlashbackFriday

• #WorldAIDSDay

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
• Marine Park  - 7 p.m. – Paint Night: Starry Moonlit Trees. Aviator Sports Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave., Floyd Bennet Field.
 Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Cirque Dreams Holiday. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
Saturday
• Prospect Heights – 10 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. – Make Your Own Evergreen Wreath.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.
• East Flatbush – 10 a.m. – Reimagining Politics Event. Flatbush Gardens Community Center, 1404 Brooklyn Ave.
• Greenpoint – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Holiday Oddities Flea Market.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.
• Williamsburg – 11:30 a.m. – Brunch Movie: Home Alone.  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.
• Williamsburg – 11:45 a.m. – Brunch Movie: ELF.  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.
• Flatbush – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. – Cirque Dreams Holiday.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
• Bushwick - 2 to 7 p.m. – Awkward Family Holiday Pet Photo Shoot & Fundraiser.  Precious Metal Bar, 143 Troutman St.
• Greenpoint – 2:30 p.m. – Citizen Pruner Event. McGolrick Park, Russell St. and Nassau Ave.
• Fort Greene – 5:30 p.m. – Handel’s Messiah.  Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Avenue & So. Oxford St.
• Downtown – 8 p.m. – Michelle Obama “Becoming” Book Tour.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.
Sunday
• Greenpoint – 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., or 1:30 p.m. – Town Square’s Santa Brunch.  Greenpoint Beer and Ale, 7 N 15th St.
• Greenpoint – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Holiday Oddities Flea Market.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.
• Williamsburg – 11:30 a.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of the Talking Heads for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
• Flatbush – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. – Cirque Dreams Holiday.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
• Manhattan Beach – 3 p.m. – Hanukkah Lights Up the World.  On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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November 30th, 2018 at 4:05 pm

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Morning Buzz: Cop saves woman in burning car, Boy in Hasidic clothes attacked

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Friday, November 30

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 41 degrees. Expect rain on Saturday afternoon and evening with a high of 45. Thunderstorms and a high of 60 degrees on Sunday.

Top Stories
• Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a deal he tried to broker with Russia for Trump. Meanwhile, the Trump Organization reportedly considered giving a penthouse to Putin.

• Citi Bike will triple its fleet and double its service area over the next five years in New York City.

• A federal judge approved a narrow plan to deal with toxic mold in NYCHA developments.

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Paint Night: Starry Moonlit Trees Fri Nov 30th 7pm No experience required! Just follow along while the social painting instructor guides you step-by-step. All materials included. $65. Aviator Sports & Events Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave., Floyd Bennet Field
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Brooklyn News
• An off-duty police precinct commander pulled a woman from a burning car on the Belt Parkway.

• A boy wearing Hasidic clothes was beaten in an apparent unprovoked attack in Williamsburg.

• A Brownsville anti-violence group is employing a “Cure Violence” model to prevent shootings.

Politics
• Comptroller Scott Stringer blasted City Hall’s affordable housing plan for not doing enough for lowest income New Yorkers.

• The City Council put the Sanitation Department on the hot seat for its poor response to the recent snowstorm.

Entertainment
• Tony Award-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen” is being turned into a movie.

• Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are set to be married this weekend.

Buzzing Back

• In 1996, Tiny Tim, who reached #17 in the US in 1968 with this song, suffered a heart attack on stage and later died. He was 63.

• In 1929, Dick Clark was born in Mount Vernon. He won five Emmy Awards and introduced rock n’ roll to the American public.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Michael Cohen’s truth tears down Donald Trump’s liesabout Russia.

• The Post says the city should just move Fearless Girl and leave the Charging Bull alone.

In the Blogs
• Here’s how commuters at Greenpoint Av can get around during construction.

• Bushwick Daily has your guide to getting your CBD fix in north Brooklyn.

Trending in New York
• Laura Loomer
• Saints
• Warriors
• Randy Gregory
• Amari Cooper

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (13-11-2) were blanked by the Ottawa Senators, 3-0.

• The Islanders (12-9-3) fell to the Boston Bruins in a shootout, 2-1.

• LIU Brooklyn (4-3) narrowly edged Albany, 80-77.

• The Dallas Cowboys shocked the New Orleans Saints, 13-10.

• Here is the good, the bad and ugly of the apparent deal to send Robinson Cano to the Mets.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Nets (8-14) welcome the Memphis Grizzlies to Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Knicks (7-16) host the Milwaukee Bucks at 5 p.m.
• The Nets head to Washington to face the Wizards at 7 p.m.
• The Rangers take on the Canadiens in Montreal at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders play the Columbus Blue Jackets at Barclays Center. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• St. John’s (6-0) goes to Georgia Tech to play the Yellow Jackets at noon.
Sunday
• The Rangers host the Winnipeg Jets at MSG at 6 p.m.
• The Giants (3-8) play host to the Chicago Bears at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (3-8) visit the Tennessee Titans at 4:05 p.m.

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Handel’s Messiah  Sat Dec 1st 5:30pm Complete Part 1 & excerpts of Parts II & III by The Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus. $25 Donation. Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Ave. & South Oxford St., Fort Greene.
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Real Estate
• Lightstone Group landed a $210 million for its Gowanus rental development at 365 Bond Street.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Dec 2nd 12:30-2pm  383 Livermore Avenue, Staten Island – I family home on 3 levels.  Charming & spacious Queen Anne style home in desirable neighborhood.  4 BRs, 2 bath, EIK, LR, FDR, tranquil backyard, front porch, deck.  Asking $624,888  Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Bed-Stuy - 6th floor Penthouse condo features LR, dining area, kitchen, 1 BR, full bath, wood floors throughout. Pet friendly, laundry room in basement plus washer/dryer hook-ups in unit. Low maintenance of $380 covers all but electric.  Asking $585,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• Sold – Coney Island – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 925-square-foot co-op at 448 Neptune Avenue for $429,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Go ahead and splurge at these Brooklyn restaurants, where the prices are not too bad.

• Miss Dong Burger in Sunset Park is becoming a neighborhood favorite.

Restaurant ABC’s – Ocean Parkway
Grade A – Mama Lucia, 1701 Foster Ave. – Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Pak Lahori Chilli, 1026 Coney Island Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food not cooled by approved method.
Grade C – Pescada New York, 1776 Ocean Ave. – Live roaches, Food contact surface improperly constructed, Food not protected from potential contamination.

Events
• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 9 a.m. – First Lady Chirlane McCray, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen make announcement about She Built NYC. Ocean Ave. and Parkside Ave.

• Marine Park  - 7 p.m. – Paint Night: Starry Moonlit Trees. Aviator Sports Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave., Floyd Bennet Field.

 Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Cirque Dreams Holiday. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

Saturday
• Prospect Heights – 10 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. – Make Your Own Evergreen Wreath.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue
• East Flatbush – 10 a.m. – Reimagining Politics Event. Flatbush Gardens Community Center, 1404 Brooklyn Ave.
• Greenpoint – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Holiday Oddities Flea Market.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue
• Williamsburg – 11:30 a.m. – Brunch Movie: Home Alone.  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue
• Williamsburg – 11:45 a.m. – Brunch Movie: ELF.  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue
• Flatbush – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. – Cirque Dreams Holiday.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue
• Bushwick - 2 to 7 p.m. – Awkward Family Holiday Pet Photo Shoot & Fundraiser.  Precious Metal Bar, 143 Troutman Street
• Greenpoint – 2:30 p.m. – Citizen Pruner Event. McGolrick Park, Russell St. and Nassau Ave.
• Fort Greene – 5:30 p.m. – Handel’s Messiah.  Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Avenue & So. Oxford Street
• Downtown – 8 p.m. – Michelle Obama “Becoming” Book Tour.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue
Sunday
• Greenpoint – 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., or 1:30 p.m. – Town Square’s Santa Brunch.  Greenpoint Beer and Ale, 7 N 15th Street
• Greenpoint – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Holiday Oddities Flea Market.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue
• Williamsburg – 11:30 a.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of the Talking Heads for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
• Flatbush – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. – Cirque Dreams Holiday.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue
• Manhattan Beach – 3 p.m. – Hanukkah Lights Up the World.  On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.

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November 30th, 2018 at 1:59 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress, Brooklyn chruch destroyed by fire

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Thursday, November 29

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a Moscow real estate project.

• President Trump abruptly canceled his meeting with Vladimir Putin.

• House and Senate policymakers reached a tentative agreement on a farm bill after months of stalled negotiations.

IN BROOKLYN
• A three-alarm fire destroyed a historic church overnight in Brooklyn.

• A 9-year-old Orthodox Jewish boy was attacked by a stranger in Brooklyn in what police are investigating as a possible hate crime.

•Police arrested a Queens man for raping a woman near Prospect Park, authorities said.

SUBWAY STATUS
• 6 train service has resumed following earlier signal problems at 14 St-Union Sq.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expressway Exit (New York) and Exit 28A – Old Fulton Street; Cadman Plaza West (New York)

• Delays on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge both levels westbound (Kings/Richmond)

• Delays on Belt System – Shore Parkway eastbound between Exit 11A – Flatbush Avenue North (New York) and Bedford Avenue (New York)

• Fire department activity on East 23rd Street westbound between Jerome Avenue (Brooklyn) and Voorhies Avenue (Brooklyn) all lanes closed until further notice

•  Delays on I-278 westbound Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expressway (New York) to Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expressway Exit (New York)

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Knicks (7-16) fell to the 76ers, 117-91.

• The Nets (8-14) lost to the Utah Jazz, 101-91.

• The Rangers (13-10-2) are in Ottawa to take on the Senators. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (12-9-2) are in Boston for a 7 p.m. contest with the Bruins.

• The Saints and Cowboys meet in the NFL’s Thursday Night tilt. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are set to become husband and wife this weekend in India and the festivities have already begun.

• Aquaman is tracking for domestic opening weekend sales of at least $65 million.

• It has been reported that Kylie Jenner always gets a separate hotel room just for her clothes.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Supernatural (CW, 8PM) – Sam and Castiel track down a Shaman who may be able to help a friend. Nick continues to spiral down a dark path as he looks for answers surrounding the deaths of his wife and son.

• Legacies (CW, 9PM) – Tensions rise among the students after Alaric decides to give the students a bigger voice by forming an honor council.

• S.W.A.T. (CBS,10PM) – The SWAT team is called in to work on their day off to end a hostage situation, and they discover one of the captives is a wanted felon.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons – In this one-man Broadway show, John Leguizamo finds humor and heartbreak as he traces 3,000 years of Latin history in an effort to help his bullied son.

• HULU: A Fairly Odd Christmas – Timmy Turner been going overboard with his wish granting, and now that Christmas is just around the corner, there’s almost nothing left for Santa to do! Now it’s up to Timmy to save Christmas.

• AMAZON PRIME: Harry Brown – An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend’s murder by doling out his own form of justice.

TECHNOLOGY
• T-Mobile has launched its own banking service, T-Mobile Money.

• 14 major organizations have expressed to Congress why the possible T-Mobile and Sprint merger should be blocked.

• Apple wants more iPhone owners to upgrade to the XR and XS devices.

#TRENDINGNY
• #NothingBreaksLikeAHeart

• Michael Cohen

• #GoodFormVideo

• #LARain

• #ThursdayThoughts

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
• Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Cirque Dreams Holiday. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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November 29th, 2018 at 4:38 pm

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Morning Buzz: Arrest in Prospect Park rape, Chruch destroyed by fire

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Thursday, November 29

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy again, with a high of 44.

Top Stories
• Former CBS chair Les Moonves is accused of forcing an actress to perform a sex act on him, and then trying to bribe her with roles to cover it up.

• A passenger on a Delta Airlines flight said the pilot used Grindr to hit on him mid-flight.

• A Holocaust survivor and professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College found two swastikas spray-painted on her office walls.

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Holiday Oddities Flea Market  Sat Dec 1st & Sun Dec 2nd 11am-6pm  Two amazing days of shopping among the best purveyors of the odd, macabre and the strange. Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, Greenpoint
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Brooklyn News
• A Queens man has been arrested in connection with a brazen rape near Prospect Park that had the Flatbush neighborhood on edge.

• A three-alarm fire destroyed a Sheepshead Bay church that survived a similar fire more than a decade ago.

• As new chair of the Democratic Caucus, Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries is poised to become the first black House Speaker.

Politics
• Three top NYCHA executives lied about elevator inspections following a deathat a city housing project.

• President Donald Trump said that if House Democrats investigate him, he would release “devastating” documents.

Entertainment
• Leah Remini says the Church of Scientology’s retaliations against her have been “insanity.”

• It’s the 50th anniversary of the first interracial kiss on television, which happened between Captain Kirk and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura.

Buzzing Back

• In 2001, George Harrison of The Beatles passed away at the age of 58. His last words were reported to have been, “love one another.”

• In 1927, sportscaster Vin Scully is born in The Bronx. In 1950, he became the play-by-play announcer for this sports team.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Michael Bloomberg should run for president, but if he does it as a Democrat it will backfire on him.

• A columnist for the Leader-Observer argues the city’s assessment of its SBS project on Woodhaven Boulevard is full of BS.

In the Blogs
• A Bushwick bar will host its annual Awkward Family Holiday Photo Shoot this weekend.

• An iconic Greenpoint bar will reopen on November 30, and this time locals will likely be pleased with the renovations.

Trending in New York
 #RockCenterXmas
• Kendrick
• #Survivor
• Travis
• John Legend

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (7-16) fell to the 76ers, 117-91.

• The Nets (8-14) lost to the Utah Jazz, 101-91.

• The Rangers (13-10-2) are in Ottawa to take on the Senators. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (12-9-2) are in Boston for a 7 p.m. contest with the Bruins.

• The Saints and Cowboys meet in the NFL’s Thursday Night tilt. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.

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

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Town Square’s Santa Brunch  Sun Dec 2nd  9:30am, 11:30am or 1:30pm seatings. Santa, live music and more! Bring an unwrapped toy for the NYPD Toy Drive. Get tickets here. Greenpoint Beer and Ale, 7 N. 15th St.
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Real Estate
• Rents on seven retail corridors in Brooklyn went up, but they actually fell on eight other retail strips.

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

• For Sale – Williamsburg – 1 family brick features 2 BR, 1 bath, 1 car garage w/ parking for an additional 2 cars in private driveway.  Close to all.  Asking $1,200,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,260-square-foot duplex at 279-285 Prospect Park West for $1.28 million.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s the ultimate holiday gift guide for the stylish woman who has everything.

• Raper G-Eazy is hosting a bash to celebrate the release of a new line of kicksdesigned by John Geiger.

Events
• Williamsburg - 9:30 a.m. – Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza visits career and tech education program. High School for Arts & Technology, 223 Graham Ave.

DoBro – 10:15 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the Conference of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. New York Marriott, 333 Adams St.

• Prospect Heights – Noon – First Lady Chirlane McCray participate in Thrive NYC Outreach event. Atlantic-Barclays Subway Stop, Atlantic & Flatbush Avenues

• Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Cirque Dreams Holiday. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

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November 29th, 2018 at 4:00 pm

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by Aigner Chocolates in Forest Hills

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Wednesday, November 28

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• President Trump told special counsel Robert Mueller in writing that Roger Stone did not tell him about WikiLeaks.

• House Democrats nominated Nancy Pelosi to lead the House in the 116th Congress despite some opposition.

• City lawmakers introduced legislation to legalize electric bikes and scooters.

 

IN BROOKLYN
• Police released video footage of a suspected Prospect Park rapist.

• A group of Brooklyn inmates who say they ate poisoned Thanksgiving carrot cake received $232,000 in a settlement.

• Citroën, a 1920’s inspired French Bistro has opened in Greenpoint.

SUBWAY STATUS
• 2, 3, 4 and 5 train service has resumed with delays following an earlier incident involving a train with mechanical problems between Borough Hall and Bowling Green. Northbound 5 trains are no longer being rerouted on the 2 line.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 33 – Mcguinness Boulevard; Humboldt Street (New York) and Exit 29B – Tillary Street (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 between Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expressway Exit (New York) and Exit 28A – Old Fulton Street; Cadman Plaza West (New York).

• Delays on Belt System – Shore Parkway eastbound between Exit 5 – Bay Parkway (New York) and Exit 11A – Flatbush Avenue North (New York).

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Knicks (7-15) fell to the Detroit Pistons, 115-108.

• The Nets (8-13) face the Utah Jazz tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• Former Met and Yankee Curtis Granderson was voted the Marvin Miller Man of the Year.

ENTERTAINMENT
• More than 30 years after the release of The Handmaid’s Tale, author Margaret Atwood has announced there’s going to be a sequel.

• Ariana Grande’s docuseries ‘Dangerous Woman Diaries’ will premiere on YouTube tomorrow.

• John Krasinski reportedly couldn’t stop crying when he first watched his wife Emily Blunt’s performance in Mary Poppins Returns.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – Betty follows some strong leads in hopes of finding out who the true Gargoyle King is after confronting the parents, who were part of “The Midnight Club” 25 years ago.

• Vikings (HIST, 8PM) – On the run after being defeated by Ivar the Boneless in Kattegat, Torvi tells her son Hali the story of his legendary father, Viking warrior and explorer Bjorn Ironside to ensure their family saga lives on.

• A Million Little Things (ABC,10PM) – Recurring nightmares force Maggie to face a life-altering trauma from her past, while in real life, the group finally discovers that her cancer is back.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross & Dave Attell – When Jeff Ross and Dave Attell take the stage, no one is safe. With the help of special guests, they’re packing a lot of laughs into one epic weekend.

• HULU: The Faculty – Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.

• AMAZON PRIME: Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny – Four young pandas go on the adventure of a lifetime after they accidentally absorb the chi of ancient kung fu masters and convince Dragon Master Po to teach them kung fu.

TECHNOLOGY
• Google’s super-simple and cheap cell phone service will now work with a broader selection of devices, including iPhones.

• YouTube Originals will be available for free with ads by 2020.

• The Federal Trade Commission has agreed to investigate loot boxes in games, along with their impact on kids.

#TRENDINGNY
• #WednesdayWisdom

• #HallmarkMoviesIn5Words

• Paul Johnson

• New Balance

• #NationalFrenchToastDay

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Two Family in Greenpoint/ Williamsburg Border features 4 Levels (Lower Dplx: 2Br/ 2 Bath & Upper Dplx: 3Br/ 2 Bath), 2 Full Kitchens, Great Storage Space, Skylights, Hardwood Floors, Access to the large beautiful Yard. Asking $1,850,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Williamsburg – 6 Family in Good Condition. 1 Vacant Apartment, 1 Free Market Apartment! HUGE UPSIDE! Asking $2,399,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• Downtown Brooklyn – 5 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will present awards to dozens of school crossing guards for protecting children at schools across the borough. Brooklyn Borough Hall, Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St.

• Dumbo - 6:30 p.m. – Remembering the 70s and 80s: A Bygone Brooklyn.  Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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November 29th, 2018 at 3:59 pm

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