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Thursday, October 11

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Two people have died as a result of Hurricane Michael, the most powerful storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in recorded history.

• Matthew Shepard will be interred at the Washington National Cathedral, 20 years after his death.

• A 27-year-old man was found dead, hanging in a student housing residence at Columbia University.

 

IN BROOKLYN
• A man was fatally struck by a garbage truck at the intersection of Brooklyn Avenue and Eastern Parkway.

• Traffic in Brooklyn was briefly held up by an alpaca that escaped his handlers.

•The family of a man who died after an altercation with workers at a Flatbush grocery store is pushing Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez for a grand jury investigation.

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

• 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 eastbound from Exit 30 – Flushing Avenue (New York) to Queens-Kings County Line.

• Delays on I-278 westbound from Metropolitan Avenue; Williamsburg Bridge (New York) to Atlantic Avenue (New York)Koskuisko Bridge (New York).

• Wet pavement on Brooklyn Battery Tunnel both directions (New York/Kings) all lanes.

•   Wet pavement on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge both levels both directions (Kings/Richmond) all lanes .

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Giants (1-4) look to get their season back on track when they host the Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.

• The Rangers (0-3) will be looking for their first win of the season when they host the Sharks at MSG at 7 p.m.

• WFAN on-air personality John Jastremski writes in the Long Island City Journal that if the Giants want to salvage their season, they need to win tonight.

ENTERTAINMENT
• President Trump hosted Kanye West for a meeting in the Oval Office days after the rapper made a public display of support for the president.

•  Selena Gomez has been hospitalized for mental health issues.

• Fyre Festival Organizer, Billy McFarland has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for fraud.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Supernatural (CW, 8PM) – The Season 14 premiere: Sam enlists everyone’s help in trying to track down Dean, who can literally be anywhere.

• The Big Bang Theory (CBS,9PM) – Sheldon won’t tell anyone why he’s never mentioned Tam, his childhood best friend, so Leonard takes matters into his own hands. Also, Bernadette and Penny take out Raj’s fiancée, Anu, for dinner to get the skinny on her.

• S.W.A.T. (CBS,10PM) – The team protects the jurors of a high-profile bribery trial after some of them are targeted by organized crime in a series of fire-bombings.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Schitt’s Creek Season 4 – The Rose family have finally adjusted to their new life in Schitt’s Creek. But adapting to their new reality doesn’t make things much easier, as the whole family still struggle with their personal and professional lives.

• HULU: The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10 – A reality television series focused on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in Atlanta, Georgia.

• AMAZON PRIME: RoboCop 2 – Cyborg law enforcer RoboCop returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop 2.

TECHNOLOGY
• Samsung says its new foldable phone will be a tablet you can put in your pocket.

• China’s two mobile-payments giants said stolen Apple IDs were used to steal customer funds.

• Samsung has revealed the Galaxy A9, the world’s first smartphone with a quad lens rear camera.

#TRENDINGNY
• Yankees

• Kanye

• #NationalComingOutDay

• #DayOfTheGirl

• Kid Rock

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
• Clinton Hill - 6 to 9 p.m. – Local Love: An Evening to Benefit ICL Tillary Street Women’s Shelter. Jill Lindsey, 370 Myrtle Ave.

• Williamsburg – 7 to 10 p.m. – NAG Gala Fundraiser. BIBA, 110 Kent Ave.

• Downtown – 7:30 p.m. – Nicki Minaj & Future. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

• Williamsburg – 7:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers remarks at Neighbors Allied for Good Growth annual gala. Biba, 110 Kent Ave.

• Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Spiritualized. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by BKTicker

October 11th, 2018 at 4:27 pm

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