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Thursday, February 8

Top Stories 
• The Senate is expected to vote on a bipartisan budget deal in order to avert a government shutdown at midnight.

• The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 1,000 points as concerns over rising interest rates increased.

• A father was slashed in the face by a stranger while he was walking with his 1-year-old son in the Bronx.

Dirty Thursday: 90s Night 
Thurs Feb 8th 10pm
The best of the 90’s all in one place, all mixed up and themed to throwback perfection!  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, Bushwick

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Brooklyn News
• Police are searching for a suspect after a couple was fatally stabbedin Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.

• Two corrections officers were among seven people charged in connection to a drug smuggling scheme in city prisons.

• A Brooklyn high school was forced to move a controversial posterthat depicted a cop aiming a gun at a black child.

Subway Status 
• There is no 4 train service between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall in both directions.

• Northbound 5 trains are stopping along the 2 line from Nevins St and 149 St-Grand Concourse. These service changes are because of FDNY activity at Borough Hall. Expect delays in 2, 3, 4 and 5 train service. As an alternative customers are advised to use 2, 3, B, D, N, Q and R 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 Expwy and Metropolitan Ave; Williamsburg Bridge.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / Queens Blvd and Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

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

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

• Collapsed Sewer Grate on I-278 westbound at Division Ave right lane blocked until further notice.

• Accident on I-278 westbound approaching Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy 1 lane blocked.

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

Sports
• The Nets (19-37) fell to the Pistons, 115-106.

• The Rangers (25-24-5) were crushed by the Bruins, 6-1.

• St. John’s did it again! Fresh off an upset of fourth-ranked Duke, the Red Storm (12-13) knocked off top-ranked Villanova, 79-75.

• The Prozingis-less Knicks (23-32) host the Toronto Raptors at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (26-22-6) are in Buffalo for a 7 p.m. meeting with the Sabres.

What’s On TV Tonight

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 8PM) – April is in charge of the new Grey Sloan Surgical Innovation Contest, and the doctors are eager to start their projects.

Scandal (ABC, 9PM) – Mellie’s plans to name Jake as her new chief of staff only propels Olivia to do whatever it takes to make sure that does not happen.

Arrow (CW, 9PM) – Cayden James discovers a secret about the Green Arrow that pushes him over the edge.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Men in Black – A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

Hulu: Akeelah and the Bee – A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.

Amazon Video: Britannia Season 1 – The mysterious and tumultuous land of 43AD Britannia is occupied by many warring tribes, until the invasion of a foreign army sparks chaos and allegiances.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Apartment features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, high ceilings, EiK, closet and storage space. Asking $2,650/month. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Bed-Stuy – Renovated home features a 2 bedrooms apartment over a 1 bedroom duplex apartment with outdoor space. Asking $1.4M.Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

Local Eats of the Day

• Burgrito’s
Located at 173 4th Ave

Enjoy their popular Burgrito, a burger made with American cheese, bacon, french fries, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and chipotle sauce wrapped in a flour tortilla for $11.99.

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

Local Events 
Williamsburg – 5 p.m. – MTA hosts L train shutdown open house. Williamsburg Community Center, 195 Graham Ave.

• Gowanus – 8 p.m. – Tom Green performs. The Bell House, 149 7th St.

• Bushwick – 10 p.m. – Dirty Thursday: 90s Night. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
Internet: Are you having internet connection problems? Click here for a list of issues and how to fix them.

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Written by BKTicker

February 8th, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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