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Friday, February 9

Top Stories 
• President Trump praised former top aide Rob Porter, who resigned after he was accused of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives.

• Immigration activist Ravi Ragbir was granted an extended stay in the U.S. after he was previously detained by ICE last month.

• Officials confirmed a child died from the flu, marking the third child flu death in New York City this season.

Lunar New Year Plants Tour
Sat Feb 10th 11am
Celebrate the Year of the Dog and discover Asian fruits and plants associated with the Lunar New Year.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Steinhardt Conservacy, 1000 Washington Ave, Room 123, Prospect Park.

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Brooklyn News
• A gunman fatally shot a man in the face and stomach outside his apartment building in Crown Heights.

• Police are investigating the death of a man who fell down a hole at a construction site in Cobble Hill.

• State lawmakers and residents are pushing for a “design-build” method in order to quicken BQE repairs and prevent future traffic jams.

Subway Status 
• A and C train service has resumed following an earlier incident involving a sick passenger at 168 St.

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

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Saturday.

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Sunday.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between 48th St; Ramp and Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between I-495 Long Island Expwy and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on Belt System – Cross Island Pkwy southbound between Francis Lewis Blvd and Hempstead Ave.

• Delays on I-295 southbound between Northern Blvd; NY 25A and Union Turnpike.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Blvd and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy Exit and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

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

Sports
Friday
• The Rangers (25-24-5) host the Calgary Flames at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders welcome the Detroit Red Wings to Brooklyn at 7 p.m.

Saturday
• The Nets (19-37) are home against the New Orleans Pelicans at 6 p.m.

Sunday
• The Rangers head to Winnipeg for a 3 p.m. matchup with the Jets.
• The Islanders host the Calgary Flames at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks are in Indiana to face the Pacers at 5 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

Olympics 2018 Prime Time: Opening Ceremony (NBC, 8PM) – The 2018 Winter Olympics get underway as the Opening Ceremony lights up the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium.

Jane the Virgin (CW, 9PM) – Jane and Rafael try to be friends, which works great until Jane goes on a date. Petra and Jane’s new partnership is off to a rocky start, but they both know they have to find a way to work together somehow.

Gold Rush (DSC, 9PM) – A father and son bring a group of greenhorns to Porcupine Creek, Alaska, to mine for gold in this reality series.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: The Cloverfield Paradox - Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.

Hulu: Brockmire Season 1 – A famed major league baseball announcer who suffers an embarrassing and very public meltdown decides to reclaim his career in a small town a decade later.

Amazon Video: GRAND PRIX Driver Season 1- This series offers unprecedented access to FORMULA ONE racing, a highly secretive and competitive world.

Real Estate

 For Sale – Williamsburg – Renovated 6 family home features 12 BRs, 6 bath total.  Each apt features 2 BRs and are in great condition boasting high-end finishes.  Near all!  Asking $2,449,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent - Bushwick – 2 BR, 1 bath renovated apt has 9windows throughout!  RR style, SS appliances, hardwood floors, plenty of closets. Asking $1,950/month. Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

Local Eats of the Day

 Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque 
Located at 899 Bergen St.

Enjoy their popular Brisket starting at $10.30

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

Local Events 
• Boerum Hill – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. – The Magic City.  BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl.
 Williamsburg – 7 p.m. – WinterICE. National Sawdust, 80 N6th St.
 Flatbush - 8 p.m. – Valentine’s All-Star Comedy Show.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
• Park Slope – 9:30 p.m. – Power Ballads Sing-Along.  Union Hall, 702 Union St.
• Williamsburg – 12:10 a.m. – Midnight Movies: Sid & Nancy.  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.

Saturday
• Prospect Park – 11 a.m. – Lunar New Year Plants Tour.  Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 1000 Washington Ave, Room 123.
• Ditmas Park – 2 to 4 p.m. – Watercolor Exploration with Floral Inspiration.  Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd.
• Boerum Hill - 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. – the Magic City.  BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl.
• Williamsburg – 11:59 p.m. – Midnight Movie: Billy Madison Drinking Game.  Videology, 308 Bedford Ave.
• Williamsburg - 12:10 a.m. – Midnite Movie: Sid & Nancy.  Nitehawk Cinema,136 Metropolitan Ave.

Sunday
• Williamsburg - 11:30 a.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: Valentine’s Day Celebration.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.
• Bushwick – 1 to 7 p.m. – House of Boutique: Valentine’s Day Market.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.
• Ditmas Park - 1 to 10 p.m. – Super Bowl Tailgate Party.  Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd.
• Greenpoint - 1 to 7 p.m. – Winter of Love: Valentine’s Market.  Greenpoint Loft, 67 West St.
• Boerum Hill – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. – The Magic City.  BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl.
• Downtown - 3 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Dog.  Kumble Theater, LIU Brooklyn Campus, 1 University Plaza.

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Written by BKTicker

February 9th, 2018 at 4:00 pm

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