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Wednesday, October 10

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Hurricane Michael has made landfall in Florida as a powerful Category 4 storm.

• A Chinese intelligence officer has been charged with economic espionage.

• The operator of the limo company involved in the crash that killed 20 people upstate has been arrested.

IN BROOKLYN
NYPD officers rescued a baby who had stopped breathing at the Franklin Avenue subway station.

• A self-proclaimed spiritual healer lured two women to fake ceremonies where he knocked them out with alcohol and raped them.

• Actor BD Wong has married his partner, Richard Schnorr, in Williamsburg.

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

• D train service has resumed following an earlier incident involving a train with mechanical problems at Bay 50 St.

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

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 Expressway (New York) and 39th Street (New York).

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between 48th Street; Ramp (New York) and Exit 31 – Cross Island Parkway (New York).

• Disabled truck on I-495 westbound at Exit 19 – Woodhaven Boulevard / Queens Boulevard (New York) center lane blocked.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Road; Ramp (New York) and Exit 4 – Liberty Avenue (New York).

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Boulevard (New York) and Exit 8 – Main Street (New York).

• Delays on Grand Central Parkway eastbound between 82nd Street (New York) and Northern Boulevard; NY 25A (New York).

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Yankees season is over. The Bombers fell to the Red Sox, 4-3, concluding the American League Division Series.

• Joel Sherman writes in the Post that the questions are just beginning for the Yankees.

• All the initial hype around Knicks rookie Kevin Knox has stopped abruptly.

• The Giants have officially waived first-found bust Ereck Flowers.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice will be deported toItaly when he is released from prison.

• Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer’s death has been ruled as a suicide.

• James Gunn has signed up to write the script for Suicide Squad 2.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – The Season 3 premiere: The jury begins deliberations in the murder trial; and Archie makes a surprising request about how he wants to spend his final days of summer.

• SEAL Team (CBS,9PM) – The team travels to Saudi Arabia, where extremists take hold of an underground water source and threaten to release anthrax into the water supply. Also, Ray contemplates joining another team.

• A Million Little Things (ABC,10PM) – Gary, Rome and Eddie discover that Jon really thought of everything before his passing by planning a surprise outing for Gary’s birthday at a Bruins Fantasy Camp.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Pee-wee’s Big Adventure – When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.

• HULU: Insomnia – Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn’t set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Return of the Living Dead – When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

TECHNOLOGY
• Moving away from aluminum phones, Google’s Pixel 3 phone will be all-glass.

• CircuitMess’ “MAKERphone” is the new phone you can build yourself.

• Home Hub, Google’s newest voice assistant, will have a screen.

#TRENDINGNY
• Yankees

• #WorldMentalHealthDay

• Mexico Beach

• #WednesdayWisdom

• Panama City

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Duplex Penthouse Apartment features 1 bedroom, 1 full bath, walk-in closet, and washer dryer on second level large windows with spectacular views from both floors. Close to McCarren Park, and 1.5 blocks to the L’ Train. Asking $925,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• 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 $1,599,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• Park Slope – 6:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Community Board 6 meeting. John Jay Educational Campus, 237 7th Ave.

• Williamsburg – 7 p.m. – 90th Precinct Community Council meeting. 30 Montrose Ave.

• Sheepshead Bay – 7:30 p.m. – 61st Precinct Community Council meeting. 2533 Coney Island Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by BKTicker

October 10th, 2018 at 4:16 pm

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