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Afternoon Buzz: Virginia Attorney General says he dressed in blackface, BQX streetcar project advances to next phase

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Wednesday, February 6

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring said he dressed in blackface during college.

• Commuters experienced extensive delays while traveling on the Lincoln Tunnel due to an overturned tractor trailer.

• Police are searching for three suspects after a teen was slashed near a school complex in Chelsea, Manhattan.

IN BROOKLYN
• City officials approved a key contract for the Brooklyn-Queens streetcar.

• A row of at least 10 cement trucks and a neighboring business caught fire in East Williamsburg.

• A high school is mourning the sudden loss of a beloved assistant principal.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Southbound 4 and 5 trains are running local from Grand Central-42 St to 14 St-Union Sq or Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall because someone requires medical assistance at Grand Central-42 St. Expect delays in 4, 5 and 6 train service.

• Northbound F trains are delayed because of a signal problem at East Broadway.

• Jamaica-bound J trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Norwood Av.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 30 – Flushing Avenue (New York) and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (New York).

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expressway Exit (New York) and Exit 26 – Hamilton Avenue (New York).

• Fire department activity on Vernon Avenue westbound between Stuyvesant Avenue (Kings) and Lewis Avenue (Kings) all lanes blocked until further notice.

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Islanders (30-16) fell to the Boston Bruins, 3-1.

• The Knicks (10-43) were defeated by the Detroit Pistons, 105-92.

• The Nets host the Denver Nuggets tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (22-22) take on the Bruins at 8 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Ariana Grande is reportedly dropping out of the Grammys after a disagreement with producers over artistic control.

• Jennifer Lawrence is engaged to boyfriend Cooke Maroney.

• Check out the first official photos from Game of Thrones season 8.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – Amidst preparations for their upcoming wedding, Sierra and Tom receive an unsettling message, which forces “The Midnight Club” to reunite. Meanwhile, Veronica and Reggie take drastic measures to clean up a mess they created.

• Chicago Med (NBC, 8PM) – Dr. Halstead withholds some important information from Dr. Manning and she begins to question his suspect behavior.

• Criminal Minds (CBS, 10PM) – In the Season 14 finale, wedding bells are ringing as Rossi prepares to marry Krystall. But first, the BAU team travels to Los Angeles to investigate a series of fatal shootings in broad daylight following car accidents.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Billy Elliot – A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

• HULU: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world’s most unusual candy maker.

• AMAZON PRIME: Wayne’s World – Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.

TECHNOLOGY
• Instacart is facing another class-action lawsuit in regards to the way it pays its independent contractors.

• An investigation by Consumer Reports found that electric scooters caused 1,545 injuries in the U.S. since late 2017.

• Spotify acquired podcast networks Gimlet Media and Anchor.

#TRENDINGNY
• #SOTU

• #StateOfTheUnion

• State of the Union

• Nancy Pelosi

• President

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Two Family in Greenpoint/ Williamsburg Border features 4 Levels (Lower Dplx: 2Br/ 2 Bath & Upper Dplx: 3Br/ 2 Bath), 2 Full Kitchens, Great Storage Space, Skylights, Hardwood Floors, Access to the large beautiful Yard. Asking $1,850,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Williamsburg – 6 Family in Good Condition. 1 Vacant Apartment, 1 Free Market Apartment! HUGE UPSIDE! Asking $2,399,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

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

• Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by BKTicker

February 6th, 2019 at 4:05 pm

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