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Thursday, August 2

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

• The Trump administration unveiled its proposal to scale down Obama-era regulations that limited vehicle emissions.

• Apple made history after it became the first private-sector company to be worth over $1 trillion.

• City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett is stepping down to take a job at Harvard at the end of the month.


• An off-duty NYPD sergeant shot an ex-con who attempted to rob him in East New York.

• A black woman says a Park Slope resident called the cops on her for seeking shelter from the rain in her doorway.

• A woman died from her injuries after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver.

• 2,5 Trains run at a reduced speed in the area of 149 St-Grand Concourse, Monday to Friday, until Aug 31, 2018.

• No A trains running to Far Rockaway-Mott Av

• No S Rockaway Park Shuttle service at Broad Channel.

• Limited uptown B,D service at 145 St in Manhattan, 4:45 AM Mon, Jul 30 to 10 PM Fri, Aug 3.

Visit to keep track of subway service and delays.

• 30 min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

• 23 min – Little Neck Parkway to Hunters Point Ave. in LIC on the Long Island Expwy.

19 min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

• 31 min – LIC YMCA to Union Turnpike in Kew Gardens on Queens Blvd.

Visit to keep track of traffic.

• The Yankees (68-38) fell to the Orioles, 7-5. New York starts a huge four-game series against the Red Sox in Fenway Park tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• The Mets (44-61) fell to the Nationals, 5-3. The Mets host Atlanta for a weekend four-game set. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

• Demi Lovato is expected to be released from the hospital this week after an apparent overdose.

• Saint West landed his first major magazine cover alongside Kanye and his sister North.

• Han Solo’s jacket from The Empire Strikes Back has gone up for auction and is expected to sell for more than $1.3M.

• Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (FREFM, 8PM) – Tandy and Ty must fight for their lives, their loved ones, and the city as they attempt to fully master their powers and embrace their destiny when someone starts up a new version of the Roxxon Drill.

• Queen of the South (USA, 9PM) – Rocked by a deeply personal tragedy, Teresa battles a dangerous sicario and a mutiny within her own ranks.

• Snowfall (FX, 10PM) – Two murders tear a divide in Franklin’s crew and set them on a collision course with Lucia, who has an agenda of her own. Meanwhile, Teddy and Matt must appease their Colombian partners.

• NETFLIX: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

• HULU: Watchmen – In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history.

• AMAZON PRIME: Hurt Locker – During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

• The popular app was officially rebranded as TikTok after it was acquired by a Chinese company last year.

• Microsoft’s Surface Go is now available. Check out this review of the 2-in-1 device.

• Do you want to improve your mobile photography? Check out these tips.

• #ThursdayThoughts

• #NationalColoringBookDay

• #IPADay

• James Baldwin

• Sarah Jeong


• 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 $1,699,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Duplex penthouse apartment features 1 Br, 1 bath, Walk-in closet, washer dryer on second level, large windows with spectacular views from both floors, 1.5 Blocks To The L’ Train. Asking $925,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• Downtown – 6 p.m. – Movies With a View: Bend It Like Beckham. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Harbor View Lawn.

• Coney Island – 6 p.m. – Wiz Khalifa. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W 21st St.

• Prospect Park - 7:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn: BADBADNOTGOOD.Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. & Prospect Park West.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by BKTicker

August 2nd, 2018 at 4:43 pm

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