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Monday, February 11

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Top lawmakers will meet this afternoon and hold border talks in an attempt to avert another government shutdown.

• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders condemned Representative Ilhan Omar for comments that they say are anti-Semitic.

• Federal Housing and Urban Development executive Lynne Patton is beginning a month-long stay in NYCHA housing.

IN BROOKLYN
• The MTA was ordered to pay up $12 million to the family of an 85-year-old man who was fatally hit by one of its buses.

• A woman was critically injured after jumping in front of a subway train.

• A woman was hospitalized after she was stabbed in Greenpoint.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Good Service on all subway lines as of 4:00 p.m.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Morgan Avenue (New York) and Exit 30 – Flushing Avenue (New York).

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Metropolitan Avenue; Williamsburg Bridge (New York) and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (New York).

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

• .Disabled vehicle on I-278 westbound at 39th Street (New York) right lane blocked.

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Knicks (10-45) head to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (29-28) takes on the Raptors in Toronto at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (24-23-8) defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-1.

• The Islanders (33-16-6) topped the Minnesota Wild, 2-1.

• The Alliance of American Football debuted with strong ratings over the weekend.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Here’s the complete list of winners from the 2019 Grammy Awards show.

• Jennifer Lopez defended her Motown performance at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards after facing criticism.

• Hulu announced that The Handmaid’s Tale’ will return on June 5.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• America’s Got Talent (NBC, 8PM) – The Top 12 finalists, including two returning Wild Card acts, perform; and America’s Superfans vote to determine who will be named the ultimate Champion.

• The Passage (FOX, 9PM) – With the sudden arrival of a high ranking official, Horace Guilder, to Project NOAH, Brad and Amy begin to strategize a possible escape plan with the help of an unlikely accomplice.

• Manifest (NBC,10PM) – Michaela meets the mysterious James Griffin during a police investigation, and the passengers learn what happens when the callings fall in the wrong hands.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 2 – Every Sunday, Hasan Minhaj brings an incisive and nuanced perspective to global news, politics and culture in his unique comedy series.

• HULU: Deep Blue Sea – Searching for a cure to Alzheimer’s disease, a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the prey, as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.

• AMAZON PRIME: Thelma and Louise – In one of the greatest road movies of all time, Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon ride to everlasting fame as two women who embark on a crime spree across the American southwest.

TECHNOLOGY
• Tinder and Grindr are being questioned about age verification after a report on child abuse.

• Google is letting some users test its AR navigation feature for Google Maps.

• Check out this hand-drawn Super Mario animation.

#TRENDINGNY
• #MondayMotivation

• #GRAMMYs

• #Grammy2019

• Cardi

• Motown

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Williamsburg – 2 Family w/ Commercial Space, Garage & Office. Asking $3,649,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Brick 4 Family Townhouse with Backyard. Asking $3,090,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• Fort Greene – 6 p.m. – Community Board 2 Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting. Brooklyn Hospital, 121 DeKalb Ave.

• Dumbo - 6:30 p.m. – Black-Owned Businesses: A History of Enterprise and Community in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.

• Ditmas Park – 9 p.m. – AQUARIUS – Star Sign Party. Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1108 Cortelyou Rd.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by BKTicker

February 12th, 2019 at 12:14 pm

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