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Afternoon Buzz: US added 250,000 jobs in October, Ex-con arrested for killing gang member inside deli

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Friday, November 2

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

• The three congregations attacked at the Pittsburgh synagogue will gather for a joint service on Saturday.

• Wages surged as the United States added a robust 250,000 jobs in October.

• Hate-filled, anti-Semitic graffiti was found scrawled inside a Brooklyn synagogue before a political event.


• An ex-con was arrested for killing a gang member assassination-style inside a Crown Heights deli.

• The number of measles cases in Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods jumped to 17.

• A gunman shot a livery van driver in Ditmas Park, but she is expected to survive.

• Northbound B and Q trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Prospect Park.

Visit to keep track of subway service and delays.


• Delays on I-278 westbound from Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (New York) to Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expressway Exit (New York)

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expressway Exit (New York) to Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge (New York)

Visit to keep track of traffic.

• The Knicks (2-6) are in Dallas to face the Mavericks at 8:30 p.m.
• The Nets (3-5) host the Houston Rockets at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders go head to head with the New Jersey Devils at home. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• The Jets (3-5) head to Miami to play divisional rival Dolphins. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
• The Knicks fly to Washington to take on the Wizards at 6 p.m.
• The Nets welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to the Barclays Center. Tip-off is at 6 p.m.
• The Rangers host the Buffalo Sabres at MSG at 7 p.m.

• Alec Baldwin was arrested for punching a man over a parking spot in Greenwich Village.

• Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are nearing a divorce settlement.

• Alfonso Ribeiro and his wife Angela are expecting their third child.

• Blindspot (NBC, 8PM) – A tattoo puts the team in danger when a deadly disease is released inside the FBI.

• Hawaii Five-0 (CBS,9PM) – McGarrett crosses the line and is arrested while investigating the death of his former SEAL buddy, who died on an aircraft carrier, and the only survivor is a baby.

• Blue Bloods (CBS,10PM) – Eddie and her new partner, Maya, clash with Jamie on the job when they fail to intervene in a public dispute at a convenience store.

• NETFLIX: House of Cards Season 6 – With Frank out of the picture, Claire Underwood steps fully into her own as the first woman president, but faces formidable threats to her legacy.

• HULU: 28 Days Later – Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

• AMAZON PRIME: Homecoming Season 1 – Heidi works at Homecoming, a facility helping soldiers transition to civilian life. Years later she has started a new life, Heidi realizes there’s a whole other story behind the one she’s been telling herself.

• Snapchat is displaying polling locations in its Snap Map on Election Day.

• Spotify’s stock dropped as the subscriber growth forecast was cut.

• Uber plants to put its self-driving cars back on the road again.

• #HappyHalloween

• #WWECrownJewel

• Alec Baldwin

• #BlizzCon2018

• Diablo


• For Rent – Williamsburg – 2 Bedroom apartment features living room, dining room, EiK, and 1 full bathroom. Hardwood flooring throughout. Heat and water included. Lots of natural sunlight and closet space. Pet friendly. Close to all shops and transportation. Asking $2,600/month. Carollo Real Estate 718-366-6636

• For Sale – Williamsburg – 2 Bedroom apartment features a living room, dining room, kitchen w/ ss appliances, closets, and 2 full baths. Central heat and a/c. Hardwood flooring throughout. Five-minute walk to the Flushing Avenue J, M, and Z train. Asking $2,299/month. Carollo Real Estate 718-366-6636

• Greenwood Heights - 7 to 8:30 p.m. – Making An Exit: From the Magnificent to the Macabre. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
• Greenpoint – 7:30 p.m. – Wine Riot. Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble St.
• Greenpoint – 8 p.m. – Halloween Never Ends: A Spooky Brooklyn Drag Showcase. Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.
• Williamsburg – Midnight – Head (1968) A psychedelic bit of fun fluff starring The Monkees. Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.

• Prospect Park – 10 a.m. to Noon – Kitchen Botany for the Apartment Gardner.  Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 990 Washington Ave.
• Greenpoint – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Daffodil Planting Fall 2018.  Register here. Transmitter Park, Greenpoint Ave.
• Greenpoint - 2:30 to 5 p.m. OR 7:30 to 10 p.m. – Wine Riot.  Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble St.
• Greenpoint - 6 to 10 p.m. – Tidal Toast.  Broadway Stages, 520 Kingsland Ave.
• Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Tenacious D.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
• Manhattan Beach – 8 p.m. – Oh What A Night!  On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.

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

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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Written by BKTicker

November 2nd, 2018 at 4:58 pm

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