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Tuesday, December 4

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Emails from top officials at the National Republican Congressional Committee were hacked during the 2018 midterm elections.

• France has suspended the proposed fuel-tax hike that led to the violent ‘Yellow Jacket’ protests.

• Lawmakers briefed by CIA Director Gina Haspel accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of being responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

IN BROOKLYN
• A masked man was caught on camera stealing packages in Sheepshead Bay.

• Police are investigating after a melee broke out when a FedEx truck driver allegedly tried to drive through a crowd as a funeral was getting out of a mosque.

• A vandal urinated on two religious statues outside a church in Williamsburg before smashing them to the ground.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Good Service on all subway lines as of 3:45 p.m.

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

TRAFFIC
• 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 between Metropolitan Avenue; Williamsburg Bridge (New York) and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (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 https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

SCOREBOARD
• The Knicks (8-17) fell to the Washington Wizards 110-107.

• The Nets (8-17) lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 99-97.

• The Islanders (13-9) face the Winnipeg Jets tonight at 7 p.m.

• Yep, Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz are Mets.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Netflix will pay $100 million to continue to stream Friends throughout 2019.

• Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are continuing to celebrate their nuptials in Delhi, India.

• Ariana Grande has begged her fans to leave her ex-boyfriend, Pete Davidson, alone on social media.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Flash (CW, 8PM) – Barry and Team Flash come up with a plan to stop Cicada. The plan calls for Barry and Nora to travel back in time to gather some key necessities, however, and Barry hesitates, concerned about his daughter seeing certain parts of his life.

• NCIS (CBS, 8PM) – The lead suspect of an unsolved and high-profile robbery case is released from prison, and the NCIS team resumes their investigation with an undercover stakeout.

• The Rookie (ABC, 10PM) – Sergeant Grey informs Officer Nolan and Officer Bishop that they are going to have a movie director as a ride-along during their patrol after a fun afternoon granting the wish of a Make-A-Wish kid as honorary police officer Kaydence Patton.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Terminator Salvation – In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted?

• HULU: Reservoir Dogs – A crime boss assembles a team of six experienced criminals to pull off a large jewelry heist.

• AMAZON PRIME: Groundhog Day – A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.

TECHNOLOGY
• Microsoft is reportedly replacing its graphical web browser, Edge with a Chromium-based browser.

• Epic Games, the company behind the wildly successful Fortnite, today revealed it’s opening its own digital game storefront.

• Apple is reportedly trying new marketing strategies to boost iPhone sales.

#TRENDINGNY
• #NationalCookieDay

• Tariff Man

• #NHLSeattle

• Bob Dole

• #TuesdayThoughts

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
• Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Herbal Stress Busters for City Living.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

• Crown Heights – 7 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James to deliver remarks at the Mount Ararat Church Ministry Recognition event. Mount Ararat Church, 425 Howard Ave.

• Flatbush – 8 p.m. – 2 Dope Queens.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by BKTicker

December 4th, 2018 at 4:09 pm

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