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Thursday, January 10

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked a move by Senate Democrats to get the chamber to vote on bills to reopen the government.

• Mayor de Blasio outlined several initiatives during his State of the City address, including mandatory paid time off.

• The New York City Council is considering legislation that would require fast food chains to post menu warnings for sugary foods.

IN BROOKLYN
• The Brooklyn Podcast Festival will begin off tonight, showcasing podcasts from several different genres and the artists who make them.

• Police are searching for the suspects behind a series of commercial burglaries in Sheepshead Bay, Bensonhurst, and Midwood.

• One person was seriously injured in a partial roof collapse in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Hudson Yards-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Grand Central-42 St.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Metropolitan Avenue; Williamsburg Bridge (New York) and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge (New York)

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Nets (21-22) topped the Hawks, 116-100.

• The Rangers (17-18-7) host crosstown rivals the Islanders (23-14-4) at MSG. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• The Jets hired Adam Gase to be their next head coach, and fans aren’t happy about it.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Lady Gaga has since apologized for collaborating with R. Kelly in 2013.• The children’s song, “Baby Shark” reached number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.

• Al Pacino is close to closing a deal to star in the upcoming drama series “The Hunt” at Amazon.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Gotham (FOX, 8PM) – Gordon and Bullock investigate a location where several kids have been kidnapped. Barbara proves to be an unlikely ally to Gordon.• The Big Bang Theory (CBS,8PM) – Penny’s ex-boyfriend, Zack, and his wife want a baby, but when Zack is infertile, they ask Leonard for help. Also, Koothrappali attempts to mend things with his ex-fiancée, Anu.

• The Orville (CBS,9PM) – Ed, Gordon and Alara visit Alara’s home planet.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Black Hawk Down – 160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.• HULU: Friday Night Lights – Based on H.G. Bissinger’s book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers.

• AMAZON PRIME: Rwanda: The Royal Tour – Follow Peter Greenberg as he ventures to the country known as “land of a thousand hills.” For an entire week, Peter is taken on a tour hosted by Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame who showcases the visual gems his country has to offer.

TECHNOLOGY
• Google announced this week that its ad blocker for Chrome will be distributed worldwide starting in July.• It has been confirmed that the Galaxy S10 release date will be on February 20th.

• Google is making it easier to continue your old searches by adding “activity cards”.

#TRENDINGNY
• #TheMaskedSinger• Gase

• #Jets

• #LHHMIA

• #BlackInkCHI

REAL ESTATE
• For Sale – Greenpoint – Located in a desirable section of Greenpoint, with quick access to the city (G/L Trains). Conveniently located between McCarren & McGolrick Parks.1 Block to Manhattan Ave with tons of shops and hot spots. Asking $1,600,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188
• For Sale – Bushwick – 3 Family Brick w/ finished Basement & potential Parking for 2 Cars. Driveway plans available. Close to the L or J Trains. Very trendy area! Located on a nice block, right across from Evergreen Playground & P.S./I.S 045 Horace E. Greene School. Asking $1,499,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188
LOCAL EVENTS
• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 6 to 9 p.m. – The Magical World of Kimchi. Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 990 Washington Ave.• Park Slope – 7 p.m. – NPR’s “Ask Me Another” with VIP guest Terry Crews. The Bell House, 149 7th St.

• Park Slope - 7 p.m. – Park Slope Civic Council General Meeting. Old Stone House, 5th Ave. & 3rd St.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!Do you want to keep up with the latest news and events in Brooklyn?

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Written by BKTicker

January 10th, 2019 at 4:14 pm

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