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Friday, February 8

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Amazon is reconsidering its Queens campus after facing fierce opposition from officials and activists.

• Kellyanne Conway was assaulted in front of her daughter by a woman last year at a restaurant.

• A former police sergeants union boss was sentenced to five years in prison for taking bribes.

IN BROOKLYN
• A Brooklyn man is facing charges after his mother was found dead inside a closet in her Crown Heights home.

• A group of girls attacked a woman on the R train platform in Park Slope last week.

• Lawyers for a Brooklyn man imprisoned for 33 years are trying to overturn his conviction.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Some Jamaica-bound J trains are running local from Marcy Av to Myrtle Av because of signal problems at Hewes St.

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

 

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 29B – Tillary St. and Kosciuszko Bridge.

• Fire department activist on Vernon Blvd. westbound between Stuyvesant Ave. and Lewis Ave. All lanes blocked until further notice.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Kosciuszko Bridge and Exit 24 – Prospect Expwy.

• Accident on I-278 eastbound at NY-25 Queens Blvd. Left lane blocked.

• Delays on Grand Central Parkway eastbound between Exit 11 – Jewel Ave. and Exit 13 – Van Wyck Expwy.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Blvd. and Exit 8 – Main St.

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

SCOREBOARD
Friday
• The Knicks (10-43) head to Detroit to take on the Pistons at 7 p.m.
• The Nets (29-27) host the Chicago Bulls at 7:30 p.m.
• The Rangers (23-22-8) welcome the Carolina Hurricanes to MSG at 8 p.m.
Saturday
• The Knicks return home to play the Toronto Raptors. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
• The Islanders are home against the Colorado Avalanche. Puck drops at 1 p.m.
• St. John’s (17-6) looks to build on their latest win at home against Providence at noon.
• LIU Brooklyn hosts Wagner at 4:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn welcomes Fairleigh Dickinson to the borough at 4 p.m.
Sunday
• The Rangers host the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 7 p.m. matchup.
• The Islanders welcome the Minnesota Wild to town at 3 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• The National Enquirer’s publisher will investigate Jeff Bezos’s extortionclaims.

• The Fyre Festival founder has been ordered to pay $2.9 million to an investment company he screwed over.

• Hailey Baldwin shares how Justin Bieber proposed in July 2018.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Blindspot (NBC, 8PM) – Patterson and Rich embark on a treasure hunt to Peru in a gambit to save Jane.

• Blacklist (NBC, 9PM) – Red is sent to a federal medical institution following his request to the court for a psychiatric evaluation, and Liz and Jennifer use his time away to search for a Blacklister they believe may have valuable information about Red’s past.

• Blue Bloods (CBS, 10PM) – It’s Reagan versus Reagan when Danny goes against Jamie’s direct order during a hostage negotiation.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: One Day at a Time Season 3 – Penelope studies to become a nurse practitioner, Elena and Syd grow closer, Alex gets punished, Lydia tackles a bucket list, and Schneider falls in love.

• HULU: Legion Season 2 – Unlikely alliances are formed and the search for the Shadow King begins.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Expanse Season 3 – As the Rocinante crew digs deeper into the search for Prax’s missing daughter, the war between Earth and Mars turns deadly in ways the solar system has never seen. But a new threat in the outer reaches of the Belt could prove much more dangerous.

TECHNOLOGY
• Apple has finally released an iPhone software update to prevent FaceTime eavesdropping.

• Spring is suing AT&T for their misleading 5G wireless branding that has not yet been deployed.

• Spotify will explicitly ban ad-blockers, and will kick you off for using them.

#TRENDINGNY

• Candace Owens

• #FlashbackFriday

• #HouseJudiciaryCommittee

• #FridayFeeling

• #noAmazonNYC

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Ridgewood -Only 1 Blocks to Metropolitan Ave w/ tons of shops, restaurants, stores & transportation. This property features: 7 Br, 3 Bath, Finished Basement, Nice Yard, Front Patio. Asking $950,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Canarsie – Newly Renovated Condo Unit features 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Rooftop Common Area, Tax Abated, Close To L Train And Express Bus, Pets Allowed. Asking $420,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

LOCAL EVENTS
• Greenwood Heights – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – NYC Mural Arts Projects host Open Studios Art Party. PS 24, 427 38th St.
• Greenpoint – 6 to 8 p.m. – Greening Greenpoint hosts presentation by permaculture expert Andrew Faust. Bushwick Inlet Park Building, 86 Kent Ave.
• Sunset Park – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Madonna vs Lady Gaga.  Industry City, 233 37th Street
• Downtown - 10:30 p.m. – I’m (Not) In Love: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Party.  Littlefield’s 635 Sackett Street

Saturday
• Clinton Hill – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – St. Joseph’s College hosts 23rd annual High School Poster Session. 245 Clinton Ave.
• Greenpoint – 11 a.m. – Department of Environmental Protection hosts Valentine’s Day tours. Newtown Creek Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility, 329 Greenpoint Ave.
• Downtown – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Brooklyn Flea *mini* Record Fair.  Smorgasburg Winter Market, 625 Atlantic Avenue
• Greenwood Heights – 2 to 5 p.m. – Dead Distiller’s Trolley. Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
• Dumbo – 4 p.m. – Bank of America presents History Makers: Robert F. Kennedy.  Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street

Sunday
• Prospect Park – 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Lunar New Year – Year of the Pig.  Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue
• Williamsburg – 11 a.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of The Rolling Stones for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
• Downtown – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Brooklyn Flea *mini* Record Fair.  Smorgasburg Winter Market, 625 Atlantic Avenue
• Williamsburg – 1 to 5 p.m. – Cat & Kitten Adoption Event.  Whiskers A Go Go, 447 Graham Avenue
• Greenpoint – 1 to 7 p.m. – 2019 Valentine’s Market.  Greenpoint Loft, 67 West Street
• Prospect Heights - 2 p.m. – Mozart Clarinet Quintet.  Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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Written by BKTicker

February 11th, 2019 at 1:35 pm

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