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Afternoon Buzz: Facebook blocks accounts ahead of midterm elections, Jury selection begins for the trial of ‘El Chapo’

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Tuesday, November 6

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Don’t forget to vote today! Find your polling place here.

• Facebook blocked 115 potentially bogus accounts on Election Eve after a tip from federal authorities.

• A former Nazi has gone on to trial in German juvenile court because he was under 21 at the time he served as a concentration camp guard.

IN BROOKLYN
• The jury selection has begun for the trial of Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’.

• The widespread voting problems led City Council Speaker Corey Johnson to call for Board of Elections Executive Director Michael Ryan’s resignation.

• Check out these photos of 16-year-old singer, Billie Eilish performing at Brooklyn Steel last night.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Downtown B,Q trains run at a slower speed in the area of 7 Av in Brooklyn.

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

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

• Delays on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge eastbound (Kings/Richmond) delays due to off property volume on Belt Parkway Eastbound.

• Flooding on I-278 westbound at Union Street (New York) right lane affected, but passable until further notice.

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Knicks (3-8) fell to the Chicago Bulls, 116-115, in overtime.

• The Islanders (8-4-2) lost to the Montreal Canadiens, 4-3.

• The Rangers (6-7-1) face the Montreal Canadiens tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (4-6) face the Phoenix Suns tonight at 9 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are going to trial over custody of their children.

• Idris Elba has been named People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ for 2018.

• Rebel Wilson has since apologized for claiming to be the first plus-size romantic comedy star.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Gifted (FOX, 8PM) – The Inner Circle prepares for a secret ambush, but Polaris is reluctant to join and Reeva tasks Esme with getting Polaris on board. Esme confides in Polaris, revealing her and her sisters’ troublesome past.

• Mayans M.C. (FX, 10PM) – The club has reason to celebrate, but big changes leave the future uncertain.

• The Purge (USA, 10PM) – Penelope takes charge. Miguel and Pete grapple with an unexpected enemy.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Cloverfield – A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.

• HULU: Ocean’s Twelve – Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean’s 11.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Adventures of Tintin – Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock’s ancestor.

TECHNOLOGY
• Google Chrome version 71 will now block all ads on websites thatdisplay too many pop-ups.

• Check out these deals on Amazon gadgets including wireless chargers, Bluetooth earbuds, and LED light strips.

• Amazon Echo and Google Home devices reportedly will not be able to make 911 emergency phone calls.

#TRENDINGNY
• #ElectionDay

• Ameer Abdullah

• Red Star

• Monaco

• #StrangerThingsDay

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 Rent – Greenwood Heights – Sunny & bright duplex features living room, dining room, eat in kitchen, 3 Queen sized bedrooms & 2 full bathrooms. hardwood flooring throughout. Central heat + Ac. Pet Friendly. Shared access to the roof deck. Laundry in the building. Close to all shops & transportation. Asking $3,650/month. Carollo Real Estate 718-366-6636

LOCAL EVENTS
• Gowanus – 8 p.m. – City Councilman Brad Lander and Assemblyman Robert Carroll sponsor an election night watch party with local grassroots groups, elected officials and national organizing groups. The Bell House, 149 Seventh St.

• Downtown Brooklyn - 8 p.m. –  Letitia James hosts Election Night Watch Party. Milk River, 960 Atlantic Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by BKTicker

November 6th, 2018 at 4:18 pm

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