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Wednesday, December 5

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Former President George W. Bush delivered a tearful eulogy for his father, George H. W. Bush.

• The GOP-controlled Wisconsin Legislature approved a bill designed to limit the powers of incoming Democratic Governor Tony Evers.

• Six children were hurt in a school bus crash on the Long Island Expressway.

IN BROOKLYN
• Police have canceled an Amber Alert for a 14-year-old upstate New York girl who they say was abducted.

• Police said they are no longer searching for a man suspected of stalking an 11-year-old girl in Williamsburg.

• Local leaders joined to condemn a crime that targeted a Williamsburg church over the weekend.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Northbound 2 and 3 trains are running with delays because 1 trains have been rerouted to the express track due to urgent track repairs at 59 St-Columbus Circle.

• Northbound 1 trains are running express from 34 St-Penn Station to 72 St because of urgent track repairs at 59 St-Columbus Circle.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 westbound from Metropolitan Avenue; Williamsburg Bridge (New York) to Exit 29B – Tillary Street (New York)

• Accident on I-278 westbound at 6th Avenue (New York) right lane blocked

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Nets (8-17) face the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (13-10-3) fell to the Winnipeg Jets, 3-1.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Cardi B has reportedly split from her husband and fellow rapper, Offset.

• Kevin Hart has been chosen to host the 91st Academy Awards amid controversy about his use of homophobic jokes.

• Stephen King released a teaser about the ‘IT’ sequel on Twitter.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – Fearful that he will be caught, Archie hits the road and ends up at a farm outside Riverdale, where he meets Laurie Lake. Meanwhile, Alice takes extreme measures to ensure Betty’s safety from the Gargoyle King.

• Chicago Med (CBS,8PM) – Will and Natalie prepare for their big day, but Will soon finds himself sidetracked. Dr. Charles disagrees with Goodwin on how to best handle a patient’s treatment while Dr. Choi and April are on their own when a pregnant woman delivers.

• SEAL Team (CBS,9PM) – Following an ambush, the SEAL team suspects someone on the inside is leaking information to the cartel.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Shaun of the Dead – A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

• HULU: The Truman Show – An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show.

• AMAZON PRIME: All the President’s Men – The Washington Post” reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon’s resignation.

TECHNOLOGY
• Mounting evidence suggests Apples iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR are not selling well despite price cuts.

• Google is ready to “kill off” its Allo messaging service.

• Cuba’s state telephone company will allow mobile phone customers to use the Internet via a new 3G network.

#TRENDINGNY
• #GeorgeHWBushFuneral

• #WednesdayWisdom

• Emmanuel Sanders

• Michael W. Smith

• Michelle Obama

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Property features 3,300 sf of Living Space: 7 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms. 1st Fl: 2Br, Living Room, Eat-in-Kitchen & full Bathroom. 2nd Fl: 3Br, Living Room, Eat-in-Kitchen & full Bathroom. 3rd Fl: 2Br (including tremendous Master Bedroom), Dining Room,  Eat-in-Kitchen & full Bathroom. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Park Slope – Located In Prewar Building Fully Renovated 2 Bedroom, 1 Full Bath Condo Features Sun Drenched Rooms Thruout, Raised Ceilings, Updated Kitchen W/Washer/Dryer Combo, Dishwasher, New Hardwood Floors, Generous Closet Storage, Ceiling Fan, Fire Escape, Storage Lockers And Bike Room, Street Parking, Pet Friendly, And More! 1 Block To Express Train, Shopping, Restaurants And More! Asking $779,000. Carollo Real Estate 718-366-6636

LOCAL EVENTS
• Crown Heights – 6:30 p.m. – Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza attends town hall meeting of District 17’s Community Education Council. PS 138, 760 Prospect Pl.

• Park Slope – 7 to 9 p.m. – Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam.  Old Stone House, 336 3rd St.

• Park Slope - 8:30 to 10 p.m. – The American Coffeehouse.  Brainery, 1110 8th 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 5th, 2018 at 4:14 pm

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