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Friday, October 5

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Brett Kavanaugh is on track to be on to become a Supreme Court Justice with a 51-49 vote.

• Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege were awarded Nobel Peace Prizes for “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.”

• NYC officials said that they have joined state regulators in examining whether the Trump family underpaid taxes on their real estate empire.

IN BROOKLYN
• A 27-year-old Australian woman fought off a man who tried to rape her.

• Andre Chandler, 46, of Brownsville, was given a 14-count indictment for allegedly pepper-spraying a B15 bus driver.

• Eight therapists, two of whom were also public school teachers, were arrested for billing fraud.

SUBWAY STATUS
• 7 Flushing-bound trains run at a slower speed in the area of 61 St-Woodside in Queens.

• Southbound C and E trains are running with delays because of signal problems at 42 St-Port Authority.

• Downtown B,D trains run at a slower speed in the area of W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan.

• J,Z trains run at a slower speed in both directions in the area of the 121 St Station in Queens.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge both levels eastbound ramps to Belt Parkway and Gowanus Expressway (Kings/Richmond).

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

SCOREBOARD
Friday
• The Yankees head to Boston to begin the American League Division Series at 7:32 p.m.

Saturday
• The Yankees take on the Red Sox at Fenway Park for Game 2 at 8:15 p.m.
• The Rangers hit the ice in Buffalo against the Sabres at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders welcome the Nashville Predators to Brooklyn at 7 p.m.

Sunday
• The Jets (1-3) host the Denver Broncos at 1 p.m.
• The Giants (1-3) are on the road in Carolina to face the Panthers at 1 p.m.
• The Rangers play the Carolina Hurricanes on the road at 5 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Jersey Shore star Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino has been sentenced to 8 months in prison for tax evasion.

• Shonda Rhimes and Matt Reeves are developing a sci-fi franchise for Netflix.

• Lady Gaga voiced her support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• MacGyver (CBS, 8PM) – Jack receives an emergency distress signal from one of his old Delta buddies who is falsely accused of terrorism in a foreign country, so MacGyver and Jack quickly recruit the rest of Jack’s old Delta team and stage an unsanctioned rescue op.

• Off the Boat (ABC, 8PM) – The Season 5 premiere: Honey and Marvin celebrate the birth of their baby. In other events, Jessica’s book is finally released, and she’s optimistically looking forward to a book store reading that’s been set up by her publisher to help boost sales.

• Hell’s Kitchen (FOX, 9PM) – Chef Ramsay announces that he is taking his risotto off of the Hell’s Kitchen menu, and the contestants are tasked with preparing their own risotto dish in the hopes of replacing the old one for the remainder of the season.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Once Upon a Time in America – A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

• HULU: Rec – A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Man in the High Castle Season 3 – Juliana uncovers a dangerous Nazi plan for ultimate supremacy. Can she convince others to join her in stopping it? Or is it already too late?

TECHNOLOGY
• Apple is using proprietary software to lock MacBook Pros and iMacPros from third-party repairs.

• Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 update is reportedly erasing users data.

•Amazon’s Alexa companion app is getting a redesign.

#TRENDINGNY
• Kavanaugh

• #PinstripePride

• #WorldTeachersDay

• #Aquaman

• Manchin

REAL ESTATE

• For Rent – Gravesend – Legal semi-detached 3 family w/ finished bsmt & private driveway. Asking $1,588,800. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Williamsburg - Three family brick – delivered vacant. 7 BRs, 3 bath total. 1st flr has access to yard, 2nd flr has outdoor deck. Asking $2,100,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• Downtown – 8 p.m. – Bruno Mars performs. Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.
• Flatbush – 8 p.m. – My Favorite Murder. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
 Bushwick – 10 p.m. – Motor City Drum Ensemble. Brooklyn Mirage/Avant Gardner, 140 Stewart Ave.
• Williamsburg – Midnight – Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.
• Williamsburg – Midnight – Night of the Living Dead (1968). Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.

Saturday
• Brooklyn Heights – 11 a.m. – Brooklyn Nets to host second annual Practice in the Park. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2.
 Greenpoint – Noon – The Melting Pot – A Multicultural Market.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.
• Fort Greene – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Tree Trail Walk.  Fort Greene Visitors Center, Fort Greene Park
• Williamsburg – 1 to 5 p.m. – Blocktober Fest.  The Well, 272 Meserole St.
• Greenwood Heights – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Twilight Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
• Williamsburg - 6:45 & 9:15 p.m. – Practical Magic w/ Frozen Margarita.  Videology, 308 Bedford Ave.
• Williamsburg – Midnight – Bram Stoker’s Dracula.  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.
• Williamsburg – Midnight – Night of the Living Dead (1968). Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.

Sunday
• Downtown – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – NY Transit Museum’s 25th Annual Bus Festival.  Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, Brooklyn Bridge Park.
• Williamsburg – 12:30 p.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Beyonce for Kids. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.
• Coney Island - 3 p.m. to Midnight – Music of Curiosities Festival.  Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave.
• Greenwood Heights – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Twilight Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
• Williamsburg – 7 p.m. – Cane Hill performs.  The Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave.
• Boerum Hill – 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie: House Party.  Habana Outpost, 690 Fulton St.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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Written by BKTicker

October 5th, 2018 at 3:53 pm

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