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Friday, August 3

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in July as the unemployment rate remained at a low of 3.9 percent.

• China threatened to impose tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods if the Trump administration proceeds with its latest trade penalties.

• A 12-year-old-girl was found safe in Queens after she was reported to have been abducted in Virginia.

IN BROOKLYN

• Police are searching for a man who allegedly punched a male passenger in the face on an MTA bus.

• An ex-NYPD detective accused of lying in a federal carjacking arrestadmitted he made false statements while under oath.

• A man was fatally stabbed to death on a Sunset Park corner.

SUBWAY STATUS
• B and Q train service has resumed following earlier signal problems at Avenue H.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound from 94th St to Exit 13 – I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy; Jackie Robinson Pkwy.

• Accident on Grand Central Parkway eastbound at Northern Blvd; NY 25A left lane blocked.

• Accident on Grand Central Parkway westbound approaching Jackie Robinson Pkwy Split left lane blocked.

• Delays on I-678 northbound from Rockaway Blvd to Exit 8 – Main St

• Delays on I-495 westbound from Exit 29 – Springfield Blvd to Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / Queens Blvd.

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

• Delays on I-278 westbound from Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge to Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit 30 – Flushing Ave to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

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

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

SCOREBOARD
Friday
• The Yankees face the rival Red Sox in Boston at 7:10 p.m.
• The Mets host the Braves at 7:10 p.m.

Saturday
• The Bronx Bombers take on Boston again. First pitch is at 4:05 p.m.
• The Amazins’ welcome Atlanta to Citi Field for a 7:10 p.m. showdown.

Sunday
• The Yankees wrap up their crucial series with the Red Sox at 8:08 p.m.
• The Mets finish their four-game set with Atlanta at 1:10 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Harvey Weinstein’s attorneys are planning to seek the dismissal of the sex assault case against him due to new email evidence.

• Disney’s Christopher Robin was denied a release in China apparently due to the country’s crackdown on images of Winnie the Pooh.

• Drake incorporated the #InMyFeelings dance challenge and along with numerous celebrity cameos for his latest music video.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Quantico (ABC, 8PM) – The series finale: The team is in Ireland, where they finally come face-to-face with Conor Devlin. Not everyone comes out alive. And Alex makes a life-changing decision about her future.

• Wyonna Earp (SYFY, 9PM) – The team must come to terms with the consequences of their actions; and someone claiming to be from Black Badge Division arrives in Purgatory.

• The Great British Baking Show (PBS, 9PM) – The Signature demands delivery of perfectly baked crispbreads. Time and temperature work against the bakers in producing chocolate tea cakes in the Technical.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: The Aviator – A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes’ career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.

• HULU: Black Hawk Down – 160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.

• AMAZON PRIME: Freedom Writers – A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.

TECHNOLOGY
• Epic Games made the Android version of Fortnite Battle Royale available exclusively through the Fortnite website instead of the Google Play Store.

• A leaked video confirmed a 512GB version of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9.

• A wireless security camera can add some extra security to your home.Click here to learn about features and perks you should look out for.

#TRENDINGNY
• #NationalWatermelonDay

• #facebookdown

• Andrew Sullivan

• #WhatAreTheyHiding

• #friyay

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Bushwick – Renovated 2 Family w/ Store in Prime Bushwick! Asking $1,999,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Single family home features 3 bedrooms; 2 bath, 2 levels of living space, basement. large gated backyard ,1 Car Garage and additional parking space. 8 Min Walk To L Train And 12 Min Walk To M Line. Asking $899,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• Prospect Park – 7:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn: Noname / Topaz Jones / Jazza Belle. Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St & Prospect Park West.
• Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Patty Smyth and Scandal. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.
• Coney Island - 8 p.m. – Lost 80’s Live. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W 21st St.
•  Greenpoint – 8 p.m. – SummerStarz Movies: Guardians of Galaxy Vol. 2. Transmitter Park, Greenpoint Ave & East River Waterfront.

Saturday
• Coney Island – 1 to 8 p.m. –  2nd Annual Coney Island Music Festival. Stillwell Ave. and Surf Ave.
• Prospect Park – 7:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn: Tarrus Riley w/ Dean Frase and the Blak Soil Band / Mwenso & the Shakes.  Prospect park Bandshell, 9th St & Prospect Park West.
• Coney Island – 8 p.m. – 70’s Soul Jam – Old School Classics!  Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W 21st St.
• Park Slope – 10 p.m. – Party Like It’s 1999: Sheryl Crow Music Club.  The Bell House, 149 7th St.

Sunday
• Williamsburg – 12:30 p.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of The Beatles – for kids 7 & younger.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.
• Coney Island – 6 p.m. – Beres Hammond & Friends. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W 21st St.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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Written by BKTicker

August 6th, 2018 at 1:10 pm

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