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Thursday, February 7

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• 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.

IN BROOKLYN
• 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.

SUBWAY STATUS
• 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.

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

TRAFFIC
• 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).

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

SCOREBOARD
• 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.

ENTERTAINMENT
• 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.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• 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.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• 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.

TECHNOLOGY
• 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.

#TRENDINGNY
• #SOTU

• #TheMaskedSinger

• #RHONJ

• #BustDownBarbiana

• Chris Brown

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
• 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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February 7th, 2019 at 4:01 pm

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Morning Buzz: Four shot in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn pol attacked over abortion views in public advocate debate

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Thursday, February 7

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 45 degrees.

Top Stories
• Cindy McCain, the wife of the late John McCain, reported a case of human trafficking at an airport because she saw a child and adult of different ethnicities

• A top DEA agent who hunted El Chapo says Sean Penn should be in jail for interviewing the drug kingpin just as the feds were closing in on him.

• The Commonwealth of Virginia has been thrown into a state of chaos over recent blackface and sexual assault scandals.

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Lessons on Love and Heartbreak from 80s and 90s Television  Thurs Feb 7th 8:30-10pm The dynamics that existed in 80s and 90s television’s most epic breakups and love stories. $10  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights.
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Brooklyn News
• The students at a Brooklyn prep school are not happy with the mayor over tweets he sent regarding a blackface scandal at the school.

• The mayor’s controversial waterfront streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn took a step forward yesterday with the hiring of a new consultant.

• Police are investigating after four people were shot, one killed, in Bedford-Stuyvesant last night.

Politics
• The candidates in last night’s public advocate debate spent much of their two hours criticizing the deal to bring Amazon to Queens.

• Meanwhile, Councilman Jumaane Williams was attacked for his controversial view on marriage equality and abortion at last night public advocate’s debate.

Entertainment
• The Post says Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon have been silent on the issues in Virignia because of their own uncomfortable past with blackface.

• Former “Fixer Upper” star Joanna Gaines has just penned her first children’s book.

Buzzing Back

• In 1964, The Beatles arrive in New York.

• In 1965, comedian Chris Rock is born in Andrews, South Carolina. He created and narrated this TV series, which was based on his youth.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star mourns the loss of neighborhood mainstay Enid’s.

• A business owner on Long Island explains in the Queens Ledger how congestion pricing will help his lighting business.

In the Blogs
• The CBD free-for-all is over for cafes and bars, as the city has started cracking down on the sale of infused products.

• Greenpointers takes a closer look at GP81, the neighborhood’s rock-climbingMecca.

Trending in New York
• Kevin Durant
• #TheMaskedSinger
 Harrison Barnes
• Kim Petras
• #WasMyFirstMistake

Scoreboard
• 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.

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The Swindler of Brooklyn Heights  Thurs Feb 7th 6:30pm  The Family History of the Greatest Con Man of the Gilded Age, Ferdinand Ward. $5 Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, DUMBO
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Real Estate
• A real estate expert explains the easiest ways to leave real estate to you children when you pass away.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 10th 2:30-4pm. 285 Autumn Avenue, Cypress Hills – Two family has a 3 BR, 2 bath rental over a 1 BR, 1.5 bath duplex. New electrical, heating, plumbing. $925,000. Sotheby’s Real Estate 800-942-5335 

• For Rent – Lefferts Avenue, Crown Heights – Brand new 3 BR, 2 bath apt that has a private elevator entrance 3 balconies, hardwood floors, central a/c & heat, laundry in bldg. $3,345/month. Blue Egg Realty  347-464-9484

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 1,100-quare-foot apartment at 440 Neptune Avenue in Coney Island for $485,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s the best pop-ups and parties for New York Fashion Week 2019.

• And Page Six Style goes back to the 2000’s to see Fashion Week looked like almost 20 years ago.

Events
• Crown Heights - Noon – Tenants protest sale of their building and rent hikes. 560-570 Lefferts Blvd.

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.

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February 7th, 2019 at 12:51 pm

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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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Morning Buzz: Trump delivers State of the Union address, Federal judge to visit Brooklyn jail with heat and power crisis

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Wednesday, February 6

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 45 degrees.

Top Stories
• If you missed Trump’s State of the Union address, takeaways include a call for unity, a double-down on pulling troops out of the Middle East and the Democratic women of Congress wearing “Suffragette White.”

• The $2.7 billion plan for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector is expected to roll on following the city’s Economic Development Corp. meeting this morning.

• North Korea is moving its nuclear and ballistic weapons to hide them from potential US military strikes.

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Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads  Wed Feb 6th 8pm  Annual Bowie/Marley Birthday  Bash! Re-imagining and infusing life into the Talking Head’s Classic catalog with high octane mix of reggae and ska.  $12   Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg
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Brooklyn News
• A stolen car being chased by police crashed into several parked cars in Cobble Hill, but the driver still managed to get away.

• A federal judge will visit the Metropolitan Detention Center following the heat and power crisis at the facility.

• A row of at least 10 cement trucks went up in flames in East Williamsburg early this morning.

Politics
• The city’s Department of Health has barred restaurants and bars from selling food or drinks containing CBD.

• Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia will serve as the interim head of NYCHA.

Entertainment
• “Scrubs” actor Sam Lloyd, who recently welcomed a son with his wife, is battling cancer and needs financial help.

• Kristoff St. John’s final episode of “The Young and the Restless” will air today.

Buzzing Back

• In 1993 Tennis great  Arthur Ashe dies of AIDS at age 49.

• In 1895 baseball player Babe Ruth is born in Baltimore, MD.  He played for the New York Yankees from 1920 to 1934 after the Boston Red Sox traded him in exchange for cash.

Opinion
• The Post took a stand against preservationists who don’t want to temporarily disrupt the Brooklyn Heights Promenade in order to repair the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

• The Washington Post argued it’s more vital than ever that Congress check the president’s actions.

In the Blogs
• Bushwick Daily explores why local venues are closing despite a flourishing Brooklyn nightlife.

• NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson apologized to the woman whose child was violently separated from her at the HRA office.

Trending in New York
• Tobias Harris
• Sixers
• #WednesdayWisdom
• Lincoln Tunnel
• #HopeOnTheStreet

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.

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2019 Valentine’s Market  Sun Feb 10th 1-7pm   We will be kicking off our first market of the year with a full day of free, fun activities, live music and rosewater cocktails!   Greenpoint Loft, 67 West Street, Greenpoint
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 2345 West Street in Gravesend.

• For Rent – Fulton Street, Clinton Hill - Renovated 1 BR, 1 bath apt w/ backyard.  Modern kitchen w/ SS appliances, hardwood floors.  Close to all.  Asking $2,300/month. Blue Egg Realty  347-464-9484

• For Rent – 321 Wythe Avenue – Unit 1003, Williamsburg – 2 BR 1 bath apt w/ panoramic views of East River & Manhattan.  Many amenities available, private parking, central a/c, pets allowed. Asking $3,645/month  Nooklyn Real Estate 631-678-5079

• Sold - Bay Ridge – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 700-square-foot co-op at 9707 4th Ave. for $347,500. Zillow

Business News
• Insiders reveal why they believe former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz would want to run for president.

• Investors are losing patience with Netflix’s extraordinary cash flow burn of $13 billion since 2011.

Events
• East Flatbush – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Free legal help. Council Member Jumaane Williams’ office, 4517 Avenue D

• Sunset Park – 11 a.m. – Councilman Carlos Menchaca and Brooklyn Borough President Eric  Adams attend the groundbreaking of Brooklyn Public Library’s new branch in Sunset Park. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4917 Fourth Ave.

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

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

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February 6th, 2019 at 1:06 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Trump to deliver State of the Union address tonight, Federal judge to visit Brooklyn jail after heat and power issues

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Tuesday, February 5

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• President Trump is expected to call for more bipartisan cooperation in his State of the Union address tonight.

• Pope Francis has for the first time publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns.

• Federal prosecutors in New York subpoenaed President Trump’s inaugural committee for documents related to donors, vendors and finances.

IN BROOKLYN
• The Metropolitan Detention Center will be investigated by more than a half-dozen federal judges following complaints of freezing temperatures and darkness.

• Police say a grandmother was killed and another person wounded when they were the unintended victims of stray bullets in Coney Island.

• Jazmine Headley, the Brooklyn mom whose baby was ripped from her arms, has received a public apology on behalf of the city.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Southbound B and C train service has resumed with delays after a train’s brakes were activated at 145 St.

• L and J train service is resuming in both directions after determining the source of fuel smells near Graham Av. State DEC and FDNY crews determined it to be safe, but lingering smells may be present at stations in that area. It is estimated to dissipate as trains resume operating in the area.

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

TRAFFIC
• 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 (New York) and Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expressway Exit (New York)

• 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 – 38th Street; Sunset Park Industrial Park (New York) and Exit 28A – Old Fulton Street; Cadman Plaza West (New York)

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

TRAFFIC
• 24 min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

• 23 min - Little Neck Parkway to Hunters Point Ave. in LIC on the Long Island Expwy.

• 16 min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

• 22 min – LIC YMCA to Union Turnpike in Kew Gardens on Queens Blvd.

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Rangers (22-22-8) fell to the LA Kings, 4-3.

• The Brooklyn Nets (28-27) lost to the Milwaukee Bucks, 113-94.

• The Islanders (30-15-6) will take on the Bruins in Boston tonight at 7p.m..

• The Knicks (10-42) host the the Detroit Pistons tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (16-6) has its hands full on the road against tenth-ranked Marquette. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Liam Neeson tried to make amends for a recent eyebrow-raising interview during which he described a “primal urge” to kill a black man in an act of revenge.

• ‘Modern Family’ has been renewed for an eleventh and final season at ABC.

• Chris Pratt revealed that he was nervous to ask Arnold Schwarzenegger’s permission to marry his daughter Katherine.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Flash (CW, 8PM) – Barry and Ralph must go undercover as criminals in an illegal black market to stop Cicada. But once inside, Barry and Ralph find their morality tested as they slip deeper into the criminal world.

• Rosewell, New Mexico (CW,9PM) – Max is conflicted when a town-wide power outage leaves hospital patients in need of help. Meanwhile, Liz turns to Kyle after learning details about the night Rosa died.

• Project Blue Book (HIST,10PM) – Quinn and Hynek follow clues that lead them to a secret group who have witnessed strange lights.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Hairspray – Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

• HULU: The Bourne Ultimatum – Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless C.I.A. official and his Agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.

• AMAZON PRIME: Terminator 2: Judgement Day – A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.

TECHNOLOGY
• Facebook announced that the new “unsend” option is currently rolling out to the Messenger app on Android and iOS.

• Google Chrome can now tell you if your passwords were hacked.

• There are currently over 66 million smart speaker units being utilized in the United States.

#TRENDINGNY
• #TheBachelor

• Super Bowl

• Liam Neeson

• #YearOfThePig

• Adam Levine

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Greenpoint – Semi-detached building, Currently set up as 4 apartments. Each apartment is 2 Br, 1 Bath. Full Basement, Small Backyard, Building needs TLC. Property is vacant and will be delivered vacant. Excellent Location, 1 block to McCarren Park. Asking $1,900,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Great Investment Property For Someone Looking To Rent Out Ground Floor Commercial To A Store Or Restaurant. Currently Owner Occupied! All 5 Residential Units Above Are Free Market With Room To Grow. Located At The Corner Of Williamsburg’s Most Active Retail Corridors, This Property Provides Excellent Value For Brooklyn’s Next Entrepreneur. Amazing Pro-Forma Income Of $308, 000 a Year!. Asking $5,300,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

LOCAL EVENTS
• Brooklyn Heights – 6:00 p.m. – Economic Development and Employment meeting. St. Francis College, Room 4302, 180 Remsen St.

• Brooklyn Heights – 6:00 to 8 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough Board Meeting. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Prospect Park – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Sensual Scents and Aromas.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

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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February 5th, 2019 at 4:29 pm

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Morning Buzz: Woman slashed in W’burg, Judge to visit Sunset Park prison

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Tuesday, February 5
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Lunar New Year. Meters are still in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 56 degrees.

Top Stories
• General Motors, the largest American automaker, is the latest company to lay off employees, cutting 4,000 workers in its latest round of restructuring.

• Federal prosecutors ordered the Trump Inaugural Committee to hand overdocuments about donors, finances and activities in their ongoing investigation.

• A boy named Joshua Trump, who has been bullied over his last name, is among President Donald Trump’s guests at tonight’s State of the Union.

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Sensual Scents and Aromas  Tues Feb 5th  6:30-8pm  Experience six fragrances that have long associations with love and sensuality, hear their histories, and find out how artists and writers have paid tribute to them.  $11 Brainery,  190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights.
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Brooklyn News
• A grandmother was killed and another innocent bystander was wounded by stray bullets in Coney Island.

• After days of protest due to inmates being left in the dark and cold, the Metropolitan Detention Center will be visited by a federal judge.

• A woman was slashed across the face with a razorblade in broad daylight in Williamsburg.

Politics
• Congressman Dan Crenshaw tried to go after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and was eviscerated on Twitter for it.

• Here is a round-up of all of the politicians demanding Virginia Governor Ralph Northam resign after blackface photos surfaced.

Entertainment
• Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage, who was arrested by ICE for overstaying his visa, was not the original target of the arrest.

 Amazon’s “Lorena” and CBS’s “The Twilight Zone” reboot are among the top shows set to take over your TV this winter.

Buzzing Back

• In 1962, Ringo Starr appeared live with The Beatles for the first time when he filled in for an ailing Pete Best.

• In 1987, actor Darren Criss is born in San Francisco. In 2018 he played killer Andrew Cunanan in this made-for-TV mini-series.

Opinion
• The Times says blackface is just the beginning, questioning how much racism is too much when it comes to American politicians in a still-segregated society.

• The Post says the Pope’s visit to Abu Dhabi on Monday is a sign of UAE leadership’s enlightened attitude and how its filtered down to Emirates.

In the Blogs
• Inmates are left in the dark and cold at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park, leading to protests outside of the federal prison over the weekend.

• The Brooklyn Hospital Center kicks off its 175th anniversary celebrations which will last through 2021 to celebrate being the first hospital in Brooklyn.

Trending in New York
• Lori Harvey
• Joshua Trump
• #BTSxsGrammy
• #TuesdayMotivation
• #RIPScrewAttack

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (22-22-8) fell to the LA Kings, 4-3.

• The Brooklyn Nets (28-27) lost to the Milwaukee Bucks, 113-94.

• The Islanders (30-15-6) will take on the Bruins in Boston tonight at 7 p.m..

• The Knicks (10-42) host the the Detroit Pistons tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (16-6) has its hands full on the road against tenth-ranked Marquette. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Lunar New Year  Tues Feb 5th 12-4pm  Celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday with Prospect Park Alliance.  Enjoy indoor and outdoor nature programs all afternoon long. Activities are happening at both the Audubon Center and Lefferts Historic House.   Free – RSVP.   Prospect Park
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Real Estate
• Last week, Brooklyn’s luxury market experienced a boost in sales with a total of $49 million in contracts signed, with the most expensive in Park Slope for $4.95 million.

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Rare Find! 3 family on 10K s/f buildable lot, M1-2 zoned.  Call for details.  Asking $2.5M. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• For Rent – 987 Willoughby Avenue, Bushwick – 2 BR, 1 bath apt in brand new luxury bldg.  Hardwood floors, high ceilings, SS appliances, all pets allowed.  Close to all.  Asking $2,850/month. Nooklyn Real Estate 917-753-8673

• Sold – Mapleton – A 6-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 2,135-square-foot single family home at 2111 64th St. sold for $1.1 million. Zillow.

Technology
• An artist at Sundance is using participant’s bodies to drive Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technologies further in their installations.

•Popular messaging app WhatsApp has been upgraded to now have the ability to be locked using Face ID and Touch ID technologies.

Events
• Brooklyn Heights – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Free Tax Preparation and Filing, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Brownsville - 10:30 a.m. – NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill and Mayor Bill de Blasio give update on crime stats. Van Dyke Community Center, 392 Blake Ave.

• Bushwick – 3 p.m. – Mobile Phone Podcasting workshop. Dekalb Library, 790 Bushwick Ave.

• Prospect Park – Noon to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year.  Audubon Center & Lefferts Historic House.

• Brooklyn Heights – 6:00 p.m. – Economic Development and Employment meeting. St. Francis College, Room 4302, 180 Remsen St.

• Brooklyn Heights – 6:00 to 8 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough Board Meeting. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Prospect Park – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Sensual Scents and Aromas.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

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February 5th, 2019 at 1:01 pm

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Monday, February 4

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is facing mounting pressure to resign over a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page.

• NYC parks officials are warning parkgoers to stay off the ice.

• A suspect was shot and a police officer was seriously injured after a confrontation in the Bronx.

IN BROOKLYN
• The city plans to fire a security officer who yanked a 1-year-old baby from his mother at a benefits center.

• A goose on the subway tracks caused afternoon delays for commuters.

• A woman was killed and a man was wounded in a double shooting in Coney Island.

SUBWAY STATUS
• 2 and 5 trains are delayed in both directions while crews correct a signal problem at E 180 St.

• 8 Av-bound L trains are delayed while crews correct a signal problem at Bedford Av.

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

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

• Delays on I-495 eastbound from Exit 19 – Woodhaven Boulevard / Queens Boulevard (New York) to Exit 24 – Kissena Boulevard / 164th Street (New York).

• Fire department activity on Belmont Avenue eastbound between MillerAVenue (Brooklyn) and Hendrix Street (Brooklyn) all lanes blocked.

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

SCOREBOARD
• The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII, 13-3, for their sixth overall title. Julian Edelman took home MVP honors.

• The Knicks (10-42) fell to the Memphis Grizzlies, 96-84.

• The Nets (28-26) host the Milwaukee Bucks at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (22-22-7) welcome the Los Angeles Kings to MSG at 7 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• “The Young and Restless” star Kristoff St. John was found dead in his home at the age of 52.

• Liam Neeson is facing backlash after he said he once sought revenge for a loved one’s rape by searching for a black person to kill.

• Check out all the movie trailers that aired during last night’s Super Bowl.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Passage (FOX, 9PM) – In an attempt to protect Amy, Wolgast convinces Sykes and Lear to let them outside of the facility for exercise.

• Manifest (NBC, 10PM) – When Saanvi goes missing, Ben suspects a fanatical group who have become obsessed with the passengers from Flight 828.

• The Good Doctor (ABC, 10PM) – Dr. Andrews tries to convince a grieving family to donate their daughter’s face to another girl whose face was horribly disfigured in an accident.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Jaws – When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach resort, it’s up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

• HULU: Space Jam – In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Matrix – A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

TECHNOLOGY
• Microsoft’s Xbox Live is coming to the Nintendo Switch, iOS,  and Android.

• Samsung’s Galaxy S10 will be one of the first smartphones to support the faster Wi-Fi speeds offered by Wi-Fi 6.

• Google is releasing two new apps to help deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

#TRENDINGNY
• Super Bowl

• Tom Brady

• #SuperBowlLlll

• #SuperBowl53

• #SuperBowl2019

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
• Prospect Heights - 6:30 to 8 p.m. – A History of Royal Scotland. Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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February 4th, 2019 at 3:52 pm

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Monday, February 4

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 46 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Justice Department will probe a Brooklyn jail that lost heat and electricity, which prompted numerous protests.

• Virginia’s governor has resisted calls to resign and denied that he’s in the racist photos in his yearbook page.

• The Super Bowl halftime show received poor reviews from critics and on social media.

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A History of Royal Scotland  Mon Feb 4th 6:30-8pm Learn the story of Scotland’s monarchs and their colorful and often bloody role in shaping Scotland and Britain. $10. Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave., Prospect Heights.
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Brooklyn News
• A man was found dead in his Brighton Beach building in what was suspected to be a family argument turned fatal.

• A Brooklyn bicyclist has died one week after she was struck by an SUV in Gravesend.

• Former Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes was remembered as a stand-up prosecutor at his funeral.

Politics
• The White House claimed Trump’s tan isn’t fake, and attributed his coloring to “good genes.”

• A longtime spokesperson for Chuck Schumer was forced out after he had inappropriate sexual encounters with young staffers.

Entertainment
• Rapper 21 Savage was arrested by ICE, which claimed he’s from the UK and overstayed his visa.

Weekend Box Office
• Glass: $9.5 million
• The Upside: $8.8 million
• Miss Bala: $6.7 million
• Aquaman: $4.7 million
• Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: $4.4 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1983, Karen Carpenter died of anorexia.

• In 1902, inventor Charles Lindbergh was born in Detroit. In 1932, his son was kidnapped and murdered in what was considered the crime of the century.

Opinion
• The Times says it’s time to end the war in Afghanistan and bring back the troops.

• The Post says de Blasio’s SHSAT reform would discriminate against one minority group in favor of others.

In the Blogs
• Goodyoga in Greenpoint is relocating, but just 500 feet over to a new studio.

• Here’s how the Petland Discounts closure will affect stores in Brooklyn.

Trending in New York
• #SuperBowl
• Adam Levine
• Gronk
• #EatLikeAndy
• Andy Warhol

Scoreboard
• The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII, 13-3, for their sixth overall title. Julian Edelman took home MVP honors.

• The Knicks (10-42) fell to the Memphis Grizzlies, 96-84.

• The Nets (28-26) host the Milwaukee Bucks at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (22-22-7) welcome the Los Angeles Kings to MSG at 7 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Toni Braxton  Thurs Feb 7th 7pm  Toni Braxton will bring her “As Long As I Live” tour with special guests SWV ahead of Valentine’s Day. Tickets. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn.
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Real Estate
• The fabrication lab Collab is moving its offices from SoHo to Bushwick.

• For Sale – Williamsburg - 3 floors of open layout luxury living w/ 12 rooms, 5 BRs, 3 full bath, terrace & bar enclosed patio with hot tub and fireplace!  Asking $2,800,000. Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

• For Sale – Bed-Stuy – 3 BR, 1 bath co-op.  Asking $425,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411 

• Sold – East New York – An eight-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,700-square-foot house at 304 Bradford Street for $880,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday morning, 42-year-old basketball coach Todd Myles was arrested in the confines of the 81st Precinct. He was charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal use of a firearm.

Events
• Midwood – 11 a.m. – Councilman Jumaane Williams attends neighborhood senior center reopening. 2164 Ralph Ave.

• Prospect Heights - 6:30 to 8 p.m. – A History of Royal Scotland. Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

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February 4th, 2019 at 12:38 pm

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