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Monday, August 13

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• The FBI fired agent Peter Strzok who was removed from the Russia investigation after officials discovered he had been sending anti-Trump texts.

• President Trump lashed out at Omarosa on Twitter after she released a secret recording of Chief of Staff John Kelly firing her.

• A man who was initially protected under Florida’s “stand your ground” law after he gunned down a father is now facing manslaughter charges.

IN BROOKLYN
• A subway conductor was attacked by angry straphangers after they missed their stop.

• The family of a father who was shot to death on Father’s Day said the accused killer showed no remorse during his court appearance.

• A mural was unveiled in Crown Heights to help unite the various ethnic groups in the neighborhood.

SUBWAY STATUS
• 2,5 Trains run at a reduced speed in the area of 149 St-Grand Concourse.

• No A trains running to Far Rockaway-Mott Av.

• No S Rockaway Park Shuttle service at Broad Channel.

• N Trains are making local stops in Brooklyn at 53 St and 45 St in both directions.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 26 – Hamilton Ave and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Metropolitan Ave; Williamsburg Bridge and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Accident on Waterbury St both directions between Scholes St and Meserole St all lanes blocked.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Yankees (74-43) beat the Texas Ranger, 7-2.

• The Mets (49-66) beat the Miami Marlins, 4-3.

• He’s back! Well, sort of. David Wright played in a rehab game for the first time in about a year.

• Brooks Koepka has won his first PGA Championship.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Singer Aretha Franklin is reportedly seriously ill.

• Chris Hardwick’s return to the “Talking Dead” left fans divided after an ex-girlfriend accused him of sexual and physical abuse in June.

• Lindsay Lohan issued an apology after she said that the #MeToo movement makes women look weak.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Bachelor in Paradise (ABC, 8PM) – A noncommittal single returns from his date with an ex-flame and unwanted confrontation awaits him back on the beach.

• Salvation (CBS, 9PM) – Desperate to defuse a nuclear standoff, Liam receives help from an unlikely source. Also, with Darius missing, Harris and Grace take matters into their own hands.

• Better Call Saul (AMC, 9PM) – Jimmy seeks new employment. Gus navigates the fallout from Hector’s collapse. Kim endeavors to support Jimmy in the wake of Chuck’s death.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: No Country for Old Men – Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

• HULU: Insecure Season 3 – After her break-up with Lawrence, Issa tries to get her life back together, working hard to save and earn extra cash while crashing on Daniel’s couch.

• AMAZON PRIME: High Noon – A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon.

TECHNOLOGY
• Elon Musk said he has been talking with managers of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund to take Tesla private.

• Security researchers discovered a way to hack into an Amazon Echo speaker and turn it into a listening bug.

• Is your Wi-Fi slow? It’s possible that someone else might be using it.Click here to learn how to check and remove unknown users.

#TRENDINGNY
• Nicki

• #LeftHandersDay

• #MondayMotivation

• The Anvil

• Peter Strzok

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Williamsburg - Three family brick – delivered vacant. 7 BRs, 3 bath total. 1st flr has access to yard, 2nd flr has outdoor deck. Asking $2,100,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Gravesend – Legal Semi-detached 3 Family w/ finished Bsmt & private driveway in desirable section of Gravesend. Asking $1,588,800. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Free Cinema: Showgirls.  Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave.

• Ditmas Park - 8 p.m. – Star Sign Party – LEO!  Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1119 Cortelyou Rd.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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August 13th, 2018 at 4:34 pm

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Morning Buzz: Mom arrested for drunk driving with kids in car, Omarosa releases tape of John Kelly firing her

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Monday, August 13

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms with a high of 79 degrees.

Top Stories
• A year after the deadly Charlottesville rally, protestors outnumbered those in attendance of the Unite the Right 2 gathering.

• Omarosa released a secret recording of Chief of Staff John Kelly firing her.

• A very lucky Staten Island resident won the $245 million Powerball after purchasing the winning ticket at a local Stop & Shop.

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Star Sign Party – LEO!  Mon Aug 13th 8pm  Tarot & palm readings, henna, drink specials, cosmic connections.  Sycamore Bar & Flower Shop, 1118 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park
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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn mom was arrested in Long Island for driving drunk with her two young daughters in the car.

• The memorial service for Bill Howard, president of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association and organizer of the New York Caribbean Carnival and Parade, will be held on Wednesday.

• One father said he’s “praying to God” after his 5-year-old son was struck by a Q train at the Kings Highway station.

Politics
• Trump is encouraging bikers to boycott Harley-Davidson.

• If she becomes the state’s next attorney general, New York Public Advocate Letitia James vowed to keep a watchful eye on Trump.

Entertainment
• Idris Elba posted cryptic messages referencing James Bond amid casting rumors.

Weekend Box Office
• The Meg: $44.5 million
• Mission Impossible – Fallout: $20 million
• Disney’s Christopher Robin: $12.4 million
• Slender Man: $11.3 million
• BlacKkKlansman: $10.8 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1995 Yankee legend Mickey Mantel dies of liver cancer.

• In 1899, director Alfred Hitchcock is born in London, England. Known for his brief cameos, he made an appearance in every one of his films

Opinion
• The Post argued that Cynthia Nixon’s economic plan is so bad it makes Governor Cuomo look good.

• USA Today suggested that a space force highlights the country’s vulnerabilities.

In the Blogs
• Rent is falling in Williamsburg as the L train shutdown looms.

• Bushwick has one of the highest rates of serious housing violations in the city.

Trending in New York
• Aretha Franklin
• #LeftHandersDay
• #MondayMotivation
• Pyongyang
• Queen of Soul

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (74-43) beat the Texas Ranger, 7-2.

• The Mets (49-66) beat the Miami Marlins, 4-3.

• He’s back! Well, sort of. David Wright played in a rehab game for the first time in about a year.

• Brooks Koepka has won his first PGA Championship.

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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a nine-story mixed-use development at 1425 Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

• For Rent – Rockwell Place, Fort Greene – 2BR, 2 bath apt w/ amazing city views from floor-to-ceiling windows.  Kitchen opens to LR/DR area w/ balcony.  Pets ok.  Asking $5,895/month Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – 596 Union Avenue, Williamsburg – 1BR, 1 bath apt. recently gut renovated.  Hardwood floors, new SS appliances, granite counter tops.  No Pets – No Smokers.  Asking $2,968/month. Pepe Real Estate 718-388-8600

• Sold – Midwood – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 950-square-foot co-op at 1680 Ocean Ave. for $269,999. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• 81-year-old Cleveland McIntosh has been reported missing. He was last seen on Thursday at 5:45 a.m. at the intersection of Lewis Avenue and Halsey Street. He is described as being approximately 5’7″ tall, weighing 160 lbs., with white hair. He was last seen wearing a black hat, white t-shirt, blue jeans, and black sandals.

Events
 Downtown Brooklyn – 12:30 p.m. –  Meditation Mondays for beginners. MetroTech Commons

Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Free Cinema: Showgirls.  Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Avenue

Ditmas Park - 8 p.m. – Star Sign Party – LEO!  Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1119 Cortelyou Rd.

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August 13th, 2018 at 12:13 pm

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by Petro Home Services

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Friday, August 10

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Former “Apprentice” contestant and White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman called President Trump a racist and said that he tried to buy her silence in her new book.

• Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings will be held the first week of September.

• A Brooklyn cab driver attacked a couple with two children in the backseatduring a road rage incident in Midtown Manhattan.

IN BROOKLYN
• A woman was stabbed while trying to break up a fight between two people in Bed-Stuy.

• A Chirlane McCray staffer was robbed by a man in Bed-Stuy.

• Prosecutors say Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine should be jailed up to 3 years for violating the terms of a plea deal he made in 2015.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Today, from 4 pm to 8 pm, 2 and 3 trains will bypass the Clark St station because the elevators are down. Use the nearby Borough Hall station instead.

• 2,5 Trains run at a reduced speed in the area of 149 St-Grand Concourse.

• No A trains running to Far Rockaway-Mott Av

• No S Rockaway Park Shuttle service at Broad Channel.

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

TRAFFIC
• 38 Min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

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

• 19 Min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

• 32 Min – LIC YMCA to Union Turnpike in Kew Gardens on Queens Blvd.

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

SCOREBOARD
Friday
• The Yankees host the Rangers at 7:05 p.m.
• The Mets (47-65) head to Miami for a three-game set with the Marlins at 7:10 p.m.
•  The Jets clash with the Atlanta Falcons in their first pre-season game at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
• The Bronx Bombers face the Texas Rangers beginning at 1:05 p.m.
• The Amazins’ take on the Marlins on the road at 7:10 p.m.

Sunday
• The Yankees wrap up their four-game set with the Rangers at 1:05 p.m.
• The Mets finish their series with the Marlins with a 1:10 p.m. matinee.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Kanye West was left speechless when Jimmy Kimmel asked West a question about his support of President Trump.

• A photographer accused actor Bill Murray of attacking him while he was on assignment shooting a concert.

• Demi Lovato has temporarily left rehab to get treatment in Chicago.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Great British Baking Show (PBS, 9PM) – Four bakers vie for a place in the final.

• Wyonna Earp (SYFY, 9PM) – The forest reveals a clue to Nicole’s past; and Wynonna pays an unexpected visit to her mother.

• Killjoys (SYFY, 10PM) – Dutch awaken to John at the brink of madness and the birth of D’av’s child.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Demetri Martin: The Overthinker – With his signature one-liners and drawings, Demetri Martin muses on doughnut holes, dogs, sports bars, the alphabet’s most aggressive letters and more.

• HULU: Out of Time – A Florida police chief must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion.

• AMAZON PRIME: Agatha Christie’s Ordeal By Innocence Season 1 – Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence.

TECHNOLOGY
• NASA is set to launch a probe on the first ever mission into the Sun’s atmosphere this Saturday.

• Facebook will now require pages with large U.S. audiences to go through additional authorization in order to prevent fake accounts.

• Did you know you can protect your Microsoft Word documents with a password? Click here to learn how.

#TRENDINGNY
• Barbie Dreams

• #NationalLazyDay

• Guice

• Doom Eternal

• Justin Bour

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Bushwick – Renovated 2 Family w/ Store in Prime Bushwick! Asking $1,999,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Bushwick – Two family home brick sitting on R6 zoning. Features 3 bedrooms over 2 bedroom with access to the yard from every level, with ultra modern kitchens and bathrooms, beautifully sanded floors.  Conveniently located to transportation and shopping. With 2 private parking spaces. Asking $1,450,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

LOCAL EVENTS
 Prospect Park - 7:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn: Godspeed You / Black Emperor / Emel Mathlouthi.  Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th Street & Prospect Park West.
• Coney Island - 7:30 p.m. – Dark Star Orchestra.  Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st St.
• Greenpoint – 8 p.m. – SummerStarz: Black Panther.  Transmitter park, Greenpoint Avenue & East River Waterfront.
• Prospect Park – 8 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: 90s Hip Hop.  LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Drive.
• Park Slope – 8 p.m. – Cruel Summer (80s & 90s).  The Bell House, 149 7th St.
• Greenpoint – 8 to 10 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: The Greatest Showman.  McGolrick Park, Nassau Ave & Russell St.
• Bushwick – 10 p.m. – Discotechnique: Summer of Donna.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

Saturday
• Park Slope – 5 to 9 p.m. – North Slope Summer Stroll #1.  Yayo’s, 36 5th Ave.
• Greenpoint – 6 p.m. – For the Fallen Dreams perform.  The Kingsland, 269 Norman Ave.
• Prospect Park – 7:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn: The Breeders / Speedy Ortiz.  Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St & Prospect Park West.
• Coney Island - 8 p.m. – One Africa.  Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st St.
• Williamsburg - 9:15 p.m. – Edward Scissorhands w/ Boozy Lemonade.  Videology, 308 Bedford Ave.

Sunday
• Williamsburg - 3 p.m. – Movies & Mimosas: My Big Fat Greek Wedding.  Videology, 308 Bedford Ave.
• Coney Island – 7 p.m. – Def Loaf. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st St.

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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Written by BKTicker

August 11th, 2018 at 2:56 pm

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Morning Buzz: Trump supporter calls cops on Brooklyn state senator, Missing Brownsville children found safe

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Friday, August 10

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 90 degrees. Expect scattered thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday with a high of 79 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Trump administration confirmed that 559 migrant children are still separated from their parents because of the “zero tolerance” policy.

• Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti is reportedly exploring a White House run in 2020.

• Several NFL players took a knee, raised their fists or did not take the fieldduring the National Anthem in preseason.

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Cruel Summer  Fri Aug 10th 8pm  80’s & 90’s Dance Club.  $10 The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Park Slope.
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Brooklyn News
• An angry Trump supporter called the cops on a Brooklyn state senator who was just talking to voters outside a train station.

• Police found the missing siblings from Brownsville safe and sleeping on a bench in Midtown.

• A controversial Brooklyn imam confirmed that a missing boy found dead inside a New Mexico compound was his grandson.

Politics
• Challengers taking on former IDC senators want the incumbents to return donations from their “illegal slush fund.

• Democrats in New York’s congressional delegation endorsed Tish James for attorney general, except for one member.

Entertainment
• Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine faces up to three years in prison for violating a plea deal.

• Demi Lovato has canceled her remaining fall tour dates after her hospitalization.

Buzzing Back

• In 1981, missing six-year old Adam Walsh was found decapitated. His disappearance led to this popular TV show.

• In 1960, actor Antonio Banderas was born in Malaga, Spain. In 2011, he did the voice for the main character in this movie.

Opinion
• USA Today says cyber attacks against the United States are more urgent than creating a Space Force.

• The Post says New York politicians still don’t understand that NYCHA must change or it will die.

In the Blogs
• Volunteer for Tree Watering Day this Saturday at Transmitter Park.

• This Crown Heights organization is hosting its 5th annual youth basketball tournament.

Trending in New York
• #QueenRadio
#BB20
Browns
Bayleigh
Idris Elba

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (72-42) topped the Texas Rangers, 7-3.

• The Giants fell to the Cleveland Browns in their first pre-season game, 20-10.

• The Yankees sent prospect Chance Adams back down to the minors.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees host the Rangers at 7:05 p.m.
• The Mets (47-65) head to Miami for a three-game set with the Marlins at 7:10 p.m.
• The Jets clash with the Atlanta Falcons in their first pre-season game at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Bronx Bombers face the Texas Rangers beginning at 1:05 p.m.
• The Amazins’ take on the Marlins on the road at 7:10 p.m.
Sunday
• The Yankees wrap up their four-game set with the Rangers at 1:05 p.m.
• The Mets finish their series with the Marlins with a 1:10 p.m. matinee.

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

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Dark Star Orchestra  Fri Aug 10th 7:30pm  Continuing the Grateful Dead concert experience. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st Street, Coney Island.

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Real Estate
• See the latest renderings of Bruman Realty’s new mixed-use development in Greenpoint.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 12th 12-1pm  63 S 4th Street, Williamsburg – Four family brick currently gutted and vacant.  Approved plans for owner’s triplex plus 2 rental units.  8BRs, 4 bath total.  Asking $2,250,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 12th 12-1pm  506 Graham Avenue, Greenpoint – Semi detached 3 family currently set up as 4 apartments w/ 2BRs, 2 bath each. Small backyard,  Needs TLC.  Asking $1,999,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Brighton Beach – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 700-square-foot co-op at 3105 Brighton 3rd Street for $269,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Restauranteur Harris Salat is opening a taqueria and sushi shop in DowntownBrooklyn.

• Check out these top happy hour deals in Brooklyn.

Restaurant ABC’s – Wingate
Grade A – Lincoln Tavern, 545 Flatbush Ave. – Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade B – Midwood Flats, 577 Flatbush Ave. – Evidence of mice, Live roaches, Filth flies.
Grade C – Errol’s Bakery, 661 Flatbush Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food not cooled by approved method, Evidence of mice, Live roaches.

Events
Crown Heights – 9 a.m. – State Senate candidate Zellnor Myrie makes announcement with Congress members Hakeem Jeffries, Nydia Velazquez, Yvette Clarke and Jerrold Nadler. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway.

Bushwick – 10 a.m. – Councilman Rafael Espinal hosts street co-naming ceremony for slain Gold Star hero. Woodbine St. and Irving Ave.

Prospect Park - 7:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn: Godspeed You / Black Emperor / Emel Mathlouthi.  Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th Street & Prospect Park West.

Coney Island - 7:30 p.m. – Dark Star Orchestra.  Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st Street

Greenpoint – 8 p.m. – SummerStarz: Black Panther.  Transmitter park, Greenpoint Avenue & East River Waterfront

Prospect Park – 8 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: 90s Hip Hop.  LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Drive

Park Slope – 8 p.m. – Cruel Summer (80s & 90s).  The Bell House, 149 7th Street

Greenpoint – 8 to 10 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: The Greatest Showman.  McGolrick Park, Nassau Ave & Russell Street

Bushwick – 10 p.m. – Discotechnique: Summer of Donna.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue

Saturday
Park Slope – 5 to 9 p.m. – North Slope Summer Stroll #1.  Yayo’s, 36 5th Avenue
Greenpoint – 6 p.m. – For the Fallen Dreams perform.  The Kingsland, 269 Norman Avenue
Prospect Park – 7:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn: The Breeders / Speedy Ortiz.  Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th Street & Prospect Park West
Coney Island - 8 p.m. – One Africa.  Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st Street
Williamsburg - 9:15 p.m. – Edward Scissorhands w/ Boozy Lemonade.  Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue
Sunday
Williamsburg - 3 p.m. – Movies & Mimosas: My Big Fat Greek Wedding.  Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue
Coney Island – 7 p.m. – Def Loaf. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st Street.

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August 11th, 2018 at 2:47 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Pence unveils plan for Space Force, Police searching for missing siblings in Brooklyn

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Thursday, August 9

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• In a leaked audio recording, GOP Rep. Devin Nunes suggested that his party needs to retain control of the House to protect President Trump from special counsel Robert Mueller.

• Vice President Pence laid out plans for the president’s proposed Space Force, which would become the sixth military branch.

• First Lady Melania Trump’s parents were sworn in as U.S. citizens in New York.

 

IN BROOKLYN
• Police are searching for two siblings that were reported missing in Brownsville.

• A pregnant woman and two children were rescued a residential fire in Dyker Heights.

• A serial subway surfer was arrested for slashing a straphanger’s arm last month.

SUBWAY STATUS
• 2 trains are running with delays in both directions because of switch problems at Wakefield-241 St.

• No A trains running to Far Rockaway-Mott Av.

• No S Rockaway Park Shuttle service at Broad Channel.

• N and R trains are running with delays in both directions because we’re doing maintenance work between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and 59 St (Brooklyn).

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

TRAFFIC
• Accident on I-678 southbound at Belt System – Southern Pkwy right lane blocked until further notice.

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Yankees (71-42) topped the White Sox, 7-3. New York hosts the Rangers tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• The Mets (47-65) blanked the Reds, 8-0. The Mets are off tonight before starting a weekend series in Miami.

• Football’s back! The Giants host a preseason game against the Browns at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on WNBC, but don’t expect to see OBJ.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Demi Lovato officially canceled her remaining “Tell Me You Love Me” tour dates after checking into rehab.

• Lindsay Lohan accused some woman who have spoken out about their #MeToo experience of only doing so for attention.

• Actor Geoffrey Rush was accused of inappropriately touching an actressthree years ago during a performance of “King Lear.”

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
•America’s Got Talent (NBC, 8PM) – A recap of the best moments from the season thus far, including acts that received a coveted Golden Buzzer.

• Queen of the South (USA, 9PM) – In a bold plan to take over all drug distribution in Phoenix, Teresa makes a deal with the devil.

• Take Two (ABC, 10PM) – Sam takes an unexpected journey into her past when she and Eddie are called on to investigate the seemingly accidental death of Ava Day, star of the ’90s sitcom “All About Ava.”

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: The Golden Compass – In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.

• HULU: Point Break – An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.

• AMAZON PRIME: Jacob’s Ladder – Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation.

TECHNOLOGY
• Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 9, which features a bigger screen and battery as well as upgrades to its S Pen.

• Rockstar Games released a gameplay trailer for the long-awaited Red Dead Redemption 2.

• The beta version of Fortnite is now available for select Samsung devices.Click here to learn how to download it.

#TRENDINGNY
• Space Force

• #BookLoversDay

• #ThursdayThoughts

• #Epiphany

• #GLS18

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Bed-Stuy – Multi Family townhouse features 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths. Asking $1,690,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Single family home features 3 bedrooms; 2 bath, 2 levels of living space, basement. large gated backyard ,1 Car Garage and additional parking space. 8 Min Walk To L Train And 12 Min Walk To M Line. Asking $899,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• Coney Island - 4:30 p.m. – Speaker Corey Johnson and Councilman Mark Treyger host ribbon-cutting ceremony. W 12th St. & Riegelmann Boardwalk.

• Clinton Hill - 5:30 p.m. – Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosts town hall. Pratt Institute, Memorial Hall, 200 Willoughby Ave.

• Downtown – 6 p.m. – Movies with a View: Wayne’s World. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Harbor View Lawn.

• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 7 p.m. – Concert SEries: Reggae/Afro-Caribbean Bash. Wingate Park, Rutland Rd. & Brooklyn Ave.

 Prospect Park - 7:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn: Gary Clark Jr / Fiona Silver. Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. & Prospect Park West.

• Coney Island - 8 p.m. – Slightly Stooped. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W. 21st St.

 Greenpoint – 8 p.m. – SummerStarz Movies: Black Panther. Transmitter Park, Greenpoint Ave. & East River Waterfront.

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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August 11th, 2018 at 2:46 pm

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Morning Buzz: People fleeing W’burg, Brooklyn women recalls encounter with serial killer

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Thursday, August 9

Weather
• A mix of sun and clouds with a high of 89. Slight chance of a stray shower.

Top Stories
• The man arrested at a New Mexico compound last week was training the kids there to carry out terrorist attacks at schools.

• Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old shooter in the Parkland school massacre, can be seen punching himself and begging to be shot in a confession video.

• A Brooklyn woman recalls her creepy encounter with the serial killer who murdered a Queens woman.

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BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn: Gary Clark Jr. and Fiona Silver  Thurs Aug 9th  7:30 pm Jazz and blues. Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. & Prospect Park West
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Brooklyn News
• The Prospect Heights can collector who drives a graffiiti-covered Toyota Camry is sitting on $8 million worth of real estate.

• The Brooklyn woman who was allegedly raped by two cops was called a “stupid b—-” by a lawyer serving her subpoena papers.

• Hipsters are fleeing Williamsburg as the L train shutdown nears. Apartment inventory has shot up by 25 percent.

Politics
• A Republican from the Rockaways hopes to unseat State Senator Joseph Addabbo this November.

• A New York senator wants MGM to drop its lawsuit against Las Vegas shooting victims if the company wants to buy a Yonkers casino.

Entertainment
• The death of Superman star Margot Kidder has been ruled a suicide.

• There was plenty of backlash after it was announced that a “popular film” category would be added to the Oscars.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969, the Charles Manson cult kills five people, including this actress.

• In 1963, R&B singer Whitney Houston is born in Newark. Her godmother is this woman, also known as the “Queen of Soul”.

Opinion
• A community board member argues in the Greenpoint Star that the city should scrap its proposal to put term limits on he and his fellow volunteers.

• The Post argues that much like the Airbnb crackdown, the City Council’s cap on ride-sharing isn’t about congestion, but about bowing to powerful interests.

In the Blogs
• Brokelyn rates the seven best bookstores in Brooklyn. Did your favorite haunt make the list?

• Greenpoint’s Indie Makers Market is looking 20-25 talented artisans and crafters.

Trending in New York
Devin Nunes
Micah
#StephenMillersTheTypeOfGuy
#8Letters
Sinclair

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (71-42) topped the White Sox, 7-3. New York hosts the Rangers tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• The Mets (47-65) blanked the Reds, 8-0. The Mets are off tonight before starting a weekend series in Miami.

• Football’s back! The Giants host a preseason game against the Browns at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on WNBC, but don’t expect to see OBJ.

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Movies w/ a View – Celebrating Women Directors!  Thurs Aug 9th Wayne’s World (1992) – Directed by Penelope Spheeris. Pre-show begin at 6 p.m. with movie at sundown. Free! Brooklyn Bridge Park, Harbor View Lawn
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Real Estate
• Reservations are now being taken for the 50,000-square-foot event space that is part of the luxe hotel makeover of JFK’s TWA Terminal.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 12th 3:30-4:30pm  190 Devoe Street, Williamsburg – One-family. 1st flr has 2 BRs, bath, yard access, 2nd flr has 2BRs, bath, EIK. Asking $1,649,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Bensonhurst - Six family brick, each apt has kitchen, LR, 2BRs, 1 full bath each. Finished basement,  block to subway.  Asking $1.899M. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-782-4411

• Sold – Four-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 3,300-square-foot two-family brownstone at158 Sterling Street in in Prospect Lefferts Gardens for $2.25 million.

Style & Fashion
• To satisfy a millennial thirst for vintage clothing, Goodwill has opened an Upper West Side concept shop, Curated by Goodwill NYNJ.

• The Terreur NYC line for men designed by Alex Coleridge-Taylor is all about the positive vibes.

Events
Coney Island - 10:30 a.m. – Public Advocate Tish James and Councilman Chaim Deutsch tour senior center. Trump Village, 2942 W. 5th St., Building 7A

Coney Island - 11 a.m. – James and Deutsch tour senior center. Luna Park, 2880 W. 12th St.

Coney Island - 11:30 a.m. – James and Deutsch tour senior center. Shorefront Y, 3300 Coney Island Ave.

Coney Island - 4:30 p.m. – Speaker Corey Johnson and Councilman Mark Treyger host ribbon-cutting ceremony. W 12th St. & Riegelmann Boardwalk

Clinton Hill - 5:30 p.m. – Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosts town hall. Pratt Institute, Memorial Hall, 200 Willoughby Ave.

• Downtown – 6 p.m. – Movies with a View: Wayne’s World. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Harbor View Lawn

• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 7 p.m. – Concert SEries: Reggae/Afro-Caribbean Bash. Wingate Park, Rutland Rd. & Brooklyn Ave.

Prospect Park - 7:30 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn: Gary Clark Jr / Fiona Silver. Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. & Prospect Park West

Coney Island - 8 p.m. – Slightly Stooped. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W. 21st St.

Greenpoint – 8 p.m. – SummerStarz Movies: Black Panther. Transmitter Park, Greenpoint Ave. & East River Waterfront

Written by BKTicker

August 11th, 2018 at 2:36 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: City Council votes to cap Uber and other ride-hailing services, Father of baby found in East River detained in Thailand

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Wednesday, August 8

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• The New York City Council voted to cap Uber vehicles and other ride-hail services.

• The Trump administration said it would impose new sanctions on Russia after a nerve agent attack in England last March.

• New York Congressman Christopher Collins was arrested and charged with insider trading.

IN BROOKLYN
• The father of the baby found dead in the East River was detained in Thailand and will be charged in New York.

• Police are searching for a man who slashed a woman in the face on the street.

• A protester threw a beer bottle at an NYPD detective’s head during a demonstration outside a nail salon.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Southbound 6 trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Zerega Av.

• Southbound C trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Shepherd Av.

• No A trains running to Far Rockaway-Mott Av.

• No S Rockaway Park Shuttle service at Broad Channel.

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

TRAFFIC
• Truck restrictions on Brooklyn Battery Tunnel both directions Manhattan/Brooklyn Bound (Manhattan/Brooklyn) trucks over 12 feet high restricted.

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Yankees (70-42) topped the White Sox in 13 innings, 4-3. They conclude their three-game series in Chicago at 8:10 p.m.

• The Mets topped the Reds, 8-0.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Brad Pitt’s lawyers disputed Angelina Jolie’s claim of missing child support payments and said he has paid more than $9 million since their split.

• The Academy Awards announced a new “popular film” category.

• Disney plans to still use James Gunn’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3′ script despite his firing last month.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• World of Dance (NBC, 8PM) – The top qualifying acts from each division will choose a rival and face off in a head-to-head elimination duel.

• Suits (USA, 9PM) – Alex is caught between Harvey and Zane as Louis struggles to overcome a shocking setback.

• Reverie (NBC, 10PM) – The team must race against the clock when one of them is kidnapped, and Onira Tech is at risk of being destroyed.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Constantine – A private detective with a taste for the supernatural investigates an apparent suicide in this thriller based on the comic book “Hellblazer.”

• HULU: Hey Arnold! The Movie – A fourth grader and his best friend set out to stop an industrialist from bulldozing their town.

• AMAZON PRIME: Hoosiers – A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

TECHNOLOGY
• Apple told lawmakers that iPhones do not record or listen in on users’ conversations.

• Photos of Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were leaked online.

• Looking for a new app to try out? Check out these 9 apps.

#TRENDINGNY
• #InternationalCatDay

• Oscars

• #QueenRadio

• #WednesdayWisdom

• NCAA

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Williamsburg - Three family brick – delivered vacant. 7 BRs, 3 bath total. 1st flr has access to yard, 2nd flr has outdoor deck. Asking $2,100,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Gravesend – Legal Semi-detached 3 Family w/ finished Bsmt & private driveway in desirable section of Gravesend. Asking $1,588,800. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• Kensington - 5:30 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams rallies in solidarity with Bangladeshi-Americans organizing for right to peaceful protest. Avenue C Plaza, Ave. C and McDonald Ave.

• Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – BARK Happy Hour. Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N11th St.

• Greenpoint – 6 p.m. – SummerScreen: Fantastic Mr. Fox. McCarren Park.

• Greenwood Heights – 7 to 9 p.m. – Jazz at Twilight. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 7 p.m. – Johnny Gill and Estelle headline Wingate Concert Series. Brooklyn Ave. and Rutland Rd.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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August 11th, 2018 at 2:34 pm

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Morning Buzz: Corrections officer battered by inmate, Brooklyn dad abducted child from Georgia

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Wednesday, August 8

Weather
• Partly cloudy early but scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 91.

Top Stories
• An Ohio special election that tested the clout of both political parties was too close to call, but Trump claimed victory anyway.

• Rick Gates admitted during the Paul Manafort trial that he cheated on his wife, but he also cheated on his business partner.

• Ahead of today’s City Council vote on the proposed cap on e-hail cars, proponents and opponents of the bill hosted dueling rallies.

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BARK Yappy Hour   Wed Aug 8th 6-8pm  Get ready for drinks, treats, and more adorable dogs than you can shake a tail at. Bring your furry friend! Fetch your tickets here! Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th Street, Williamsburg.
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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn corrections officer was left battered and bloodied after being attacked by an inmate facing murder charges.

• A Brooklyn father was busted for allegedly abducting his child from Georgia.

• NYPD is looking for the father of an infant who was pulled from the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge.

Politics
• The Village Voice traces Letitia James’s political career back to an infamous shooting at City Hall.

• Sean Patrick Maloney has been cleared to run for attorney general, but challenges remain on his congressional reelection bid.

Entertainment
• Angeline Jolie has accused Brad Pitt of missing child support payments, but his camp slammed it as a “publicity stunt.”

• Actress Ruby Rose has been cast as Batwoman for shows on The CW. 

Buzzing Back

• In 1974, President Richard Nixon resigns.

• In 1937, actor Dustin Hoffman was born in Los Angeles. In 1979, he won an Academy Award for Best Actor in this movie.

Opinion
• The Daily News bids good riddance to Alex Jones and Infowars from social media platforms.

• USA Today says Trump needs to sit down for an interview with Robert Mueller now.

In the Blogs
• Here’s your chance to learn the downward facing dog while drunk in Brooklyn.

• Brooklyn’s largest ceramics studio is opening in Prospect Heights this fall.

Trending in New York
• Balderson
• Missouri
• Green Party
• Hard Knocks
• Stanton

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (70-42) topped the White Sox in 13 innings, 4-3. They conclude their three-game series in Chicago at 8:10 p.m.

• The Mets (46-65) fell to the Reds, 6-1. They host the Reds to close out their three-game set at 12:10 p.m.

• Happy trials to Jacoby Ellsbury, who will undergo season-ending hip surgery.

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Movies & Mimosas: My Big Fat Greek Wedding  Sun Aug 12th 3pm  Each ticket comes with a mimosa!  $20 Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• Riverside Developers USA has downsized its plan for a Bed-Stuy housing rental complex.

• For Rent – 388 Manhattan Avenue, Williamsburg – Loft style studio apartment w/ 1 bath has nice size EIK, large LR, a/c.  No Pets.  Asking $2,100/month. PepeReal Estate. 718-388-8600

• For Rent - Livingston Street, Downtown – 2 BR apt w/ gourmet kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer in unit, roof deck, garage parking, pets ok.  Asking $5,083/month. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• Sold – Bushwick – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,112-square-foot house at 101 Suydam Street for $1.35 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Elon Musk is mulling taking Tesla private, valuing the company at $82 billion.

• Mattress Firm is considering bankruptcy as it explores shuttering some 3,000 stores.

Events
• South Slope – 10 a.m. – De Blasio administration, elected officials cal for renewal and expansion of speed camera program. MS 88, 544 7th Ave.

• Downtown – 1 p.m. – Legal Aid attorneys rally against hazardous working conditions, demand safe elevators. 111 Livingston St.

• Kensington - 5:30 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams rallies in solidarity with Bangladeshi-Americans organizing for right to peaceful protest. Avenue C Plaza, Ave. C and McDonald Ave.

• Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – BARK Happy Hour. Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N11th St.

• Greenpoint – 6 p.m. – SummerScreen: Fantastic Mr. Fox. McCarren Park.

• Greenwood Heights – 7 to 9 p.m. – Jazz at Twilight. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 7 p.m. – Johnny Gill and Estelle headline Wingate Concert Series. Brooklyn Ave. and Rutland Rd.

Written by BKTicker

August 8th, 2018 at 12:16 pm

Posted in Uncategorized