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Thursday, February 7

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

• Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey proposed a “Green New Deal” to counter climate change.

• Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker said he will not appear before Congress on Friday without assurances that he won’t be subpoenaed.

• Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who became the first black manager in Major League Baseball, died at the age of 83.

• A man was fatally shot and three others were wounded after an apartment shooting in Bed-Stuy.

• Commuters are still reporting an odor on the L train after the MTA suspended service on Tuesday to investigate harsh fuel smells.

• Authorities believe arson was involved after a row of at least 16 cement trucks went up flames in East Williamsburg.

• Metropolitan Av-bound M trains are delayed while crews correct a signal problem at Myrtle/Wyckoff Avs.

• Southbound 6 trains are running express from Hunts Point Av to 3 Av-138 St while the NYPD completes an investigation at 3 Av-138 St.

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• 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 westbound between Wythe Avenue (Brooklyn) and Exit 29B – Tillary Street (Brooklyn).

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

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expressway Exit (New York) and Exit 28A – Old Fulton Street; Cadman Plaza West (New York).

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• The Nets (29-27) edged the Nuggets, 135-130.

• The Rangers (23-22-8) topped the Bruins, 4-3.

• The Islanders (30-16-6) are in New Jersey to take on the Devils. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• His short-term future is up in the air, but in the long term the Knicks are high on Anthony Davis’ list.

• Bill Cosby has been moved to a general population unit as he serves three to 10 years in prison for sexual assault.

• Woody Allen filed a $68 million suit against Amazon, alleging the studio has broken a four-film deal.

• Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson revealed that he was the first choice to host the 2019 Oscars.

• The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8PM) – Penny tries to seduce an abstaining Leonard to ruin his “donation” for her ex-boyfriend, Zack, and his wife, Marissa.

• A Million Little Things (ABC, 9PM) – On the eve of the new restaurant opening, Delilah tracks down a handsome expert to help with the last-minute details. Meanwhile, Regina struggles with her overbearing mother who causes friction by bringing up disturbing details of her past.

• S.W.A.T. (CBS, 10PM) – Hondo reunites with an old flame, FBI Special Agent Elle Trask, when the SWAT team works with the FBI to bring in a separatist group with weapons-grade plutonium.

• NETFLIX: Final Destination – After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.

• HULU: Escape from Alcatraz – Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Last of the Mohicans – Three trappers protect the daughters of a British Colonel in the midst of the French and Indian War.

• Apple released an update to fix a security flaw in the Group FaceTime feature.

• Chrome is testing a dark mode for Windows 10 and macOS.

• Instagram and Facebook announced that they will start censoring ‘graphic images’ of self-harm.


• #TheMaskedSinger


• #BustDownBarbiana

• Chris Brown


• 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

• DUMBO - 6:30 p.m. – The Swindler of Brooklyn Heights.  Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.

• Flatbush – 7 p.m. – Toni Braxton performs. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

• Park Slope – 7 p.m. – Park Slope Civic Council Monthly Meeting. Old Stone House, Washington Park, 5th Ave. & 4th St.

• Prospect Heights – 8:30 to 10 p.m. – Lessons on Love and Heartbreak from 80s and 90s television.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by BKTicker

February 7th, 2019 at 4:01 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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