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Wednesday, February 13

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• President Trump intends to sign the border security deal to avoid another partial government shutdown.

• A former United States Air Force counterintelligence agent was charged with espionage after she defected to Iran and helped it target her former colleagues.

• NASA’s Opportunity, the Mars rover that was built to operate for just three months but kept rolling across the rocky red soil, was pronounced dead after 15 years.

IN BROOKLYN
• A new $17 million dollar STEAM center has opened in The Brooklyn Navy Yard.

• One man is dead and three others are injured after shots were fired inside a Utica Avenue apartment building.

• Residents who live along North 7th Street in Williamsburg are complaining about the toxic smelling fumes coming from the L-train subway line.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Main St-bound 7 trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Queensboro Plaza.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 westbound from Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (New York) to Exit 29B – Tillary Street (New York)

• Accident on I-278 eastbound ramps from Morgan Avenue (Brooklyn) partial ramp blocked

•  Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit 30 – Flushing Avenue (New York) to NY 25; Queens Boulevard (New York)

•  Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expressway Exit (New York) to Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge (New York)

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Rangers (24-24-8) fell to the Winnipeg Jets, 4-3.

• The Islanders (33-17-6) were defeated by the Buffalo Sabres, 3-1.

• The Nets (29-29) face the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks (10-46) take on the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at 7:30 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Disney has released the trailer for the highly anticipated film, “Frozen 2″.

• Sharon Osbourne revealed on The Talk that Ozzy Osbourne is “out of ICU” after being hospitalized following complications from the flu

• Joel “deadmau5” Zimmerman was suspended from Twitch following the use of a homophobic slur.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Chicago Med (NBC, 8PM) – Will’s personal issues continue to interfere with his relationship with Natalie and his life at the hospital.

• The Masked Singer (FOX, 9PM) – For the first time, the remaining six celebrity singers merge into one big group as they perform anonymously once more. J.B. Smoove joins as a guest panelist.

• Suits (USA, 10PM) – Harvey’s forced to choose a side when Samantha and Scottie go toe-to-toe; and Louis represents Lipschitz.

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
• Amazon and Google are now asking for non-stop data from smart home devices to the dismay of many current users.

• The tech company, Massless has raised $2 million dollars to build an Apple Pencil for virtual reality use.

• A strange Facebook glitch has revealed that users can use the search bar to track down pictures of female friends, but not male ones.

#TRENDINGNY
• Valentine’s Day

• Duke

• #RHOBH

• So Far Gone

• #BoomerangOnBET

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
• Gowanus – 6:30 p.m. – Assemblyman William Colton hosts a public advocate candidate forum, Public Advocate candidate Blake participates. 29 Bay St.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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February 13th, 2019 at 4:19 pm

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Morning Buzz: NYPD detective shot dead following armed robbery, L train smell seeping into homes

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Wednesday, February 13

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 42 degrees.

Top Stories
• An NYPD detective was killed by friendly fire while responding to an attempted armed robbery at a cellphone store in Richmond Hill.

• The wreck of a WWII US Navy aircraft carrier has been found in the South Pacific after being lost for 76 years.

• Rapper 21 Savage was released from ICE detention nine days after being taken into custody.

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Disney’s DCappella  Sat Feb 16th 8pm   Disney’s highly acclaimed a cappella group, DCappella will perform classics from The Lion King, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and much more.  Tickets  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn.
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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn jury found El Chapo guilty on all counts.

• The toxic smell coming from the L train is starting to seep into residents’ homes.

• Public spaces in Downtown Brooklyn are poised for a major revamp.

Politics
• Governor Cuomo visited the White House and got an earful about the state’s taxes and abortion laws.

• A BBC cameraman was attacked following a Trump rally in Texas where the president took aim at the media once again.

Entertainment
• Pete Davidson has covered up his Ariana Grande tattoo with the word “cursed.”

• There’s a lot of drama between Nicki Minaj, BET, the Grammys and Cardi B.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972 Led Zeppelin is forced to cancel a concert in Singapore when officials won’t let them off the plane because of their long hair.

• In 1997 Prince Jackson is born in Beverly Hills, CA. He is the oldest son of this pop legend and the godson of this actress.

Opinion
• The Post took aim at Senator Kamala Harris for trying to seem cooler by confessing to smoking pot in college.

• The Times wondered what the president will do now that Congress has practically dared him to veto the latest budget agreement.

In the Blogs
• Northbound G trains will skip Greenpoint Avenue in March.

• Dromedary Urban Tiki Bar is hosting a Super Smash Bros tournament today.

Trending in New York
• #RHOBH
• #SchultzTownHall
• #NYPD
• Brian Simonsen
• #ThisIsUs

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (24-24-8) fell to the Winnipeg Jets, 4-3.

• The Islanders (33-17-6) were defeated by the Buffalo Sabres, 3-1.

• The Nets (29-29) face the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks (10-46) take on the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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

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Long Live the King  Fri  Feb 15th 7pm  Celebrate some world-class jazz as Allan Harris sings Nat King Cole.  Tickets.   On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd, Manhattan Beach.
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Real Estate
• Brooklyn Point is among the tallest buildings that is currently under construction along Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn.

• For Sale – 483 Humboldt Street, Greenpoint - Two family home on 4 levels – lower duplex is a 2 BR, 2 bth apt; upper duplex is a 3 BR, 2 bath unit.  2 full kitchens, great storage space, access to large beautiful yard.  Attic can be used as a family room or office.  Asking $1,850,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Rare Find!  3 family home with 10K s/f buildable.  M1-2 zoned.  Call for details.  Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,798-square-foot at 1773 E. 8th Street for $2,249,000. Zillow 

Business News
• Cindy Nicola, Tesla’s vice president of global recruiting, is leaving the company.

• Toys ‘R’ Us is making a comeback as Tru Kids.

Events
• Crown Heights – 10:30 a.m. –  Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers remarks to kick off the start of elections for the Community and Citywide Education Councils. P.S. 289, 900 St. Marks Ave.

• Downtown Brooklyn – 10:30 a.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will host “Love Your Feet,” an event to spotlight the needs of seniors pertaining to podiatric care. Brooklyn Borough Hall, Community Room, 209 Joralemon St.

• Williamsburg – 11 a.m. – Councilman Rafael Espinal Jr. hosts a press conference on legislation he is introducing to ban certain forms of single-use plastics. Package Free, 137 Grand St.

• Carroll Gardens – 1 p.m. – Public advocate candidate Michael Blake participates in LGBTQ roundtable hosted by the Sharmus Outlaw Advocacy and Rights Institute. Bond Collective, 68 Third St.

• Gowanus – 6:30 p.m. – Assemblyman William Colton hosts a public advocate candidate forum, Public Advocate candidate Blake participates. 29 Bay St.

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February 13th, 2019 at 1:13 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: ‘El Chapo’ found guilty on all counts, Police search for son after mom found stabbed to death

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Tuesday, February 12

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• President Trump declared that he was “not happy” about the bipartisan border security compromise negotiated by congressional leaders.

• Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán has been found guilty on all counts.

• A box filled with law enforcement magazines was used to lure a thief that stole packages from an Upper West Side apartment building.

IN BROOKLYN
• Police are looking to question the son of an elderly woman who was found murdered inside her Kings Highway apartment.

• 15-year-old was shot in the arm in Cypress Hills.

• Police are searching for a group of girls accused of attacking a woman on a subway platform.

SUBWAY STATUS
• F trains are running on the E line between Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av and 5 Av in both directions.

• M trains are running on the F line between 47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Ctr and 36 St (Qns) in both directions.

• Expect delays in E, F, M and R train service.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 33 – Mcguinness Boulevard; Humboldt Street (New York) and Queens-Kings County Line; KoskuiskoBridge (New York)

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

• Snow removal and Weather related and Wet pavement on Brooklyn Battery Tunnel both directions (New York/Kings)

• Snow removal and Weather related and Wet pavement on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge both levels both directions (Kings/Richmond)

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Brooklyn Nets (29-29) fell to the Toronto Raptors, 127-125.

• The Knicks (10-46) lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 107-104.

• The Rangers will take on the Winnipeg Jets tonight at 8.

• The Islanders will battle the Buffalo Sabres tonight at 7.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Rapper 21 Savage has been released on bond pending a deportation hearing.

• The ‘Coming to America’ sequel is set to be released in 2020.

• Cardi B deleted her Instagram account shortly after becoming the first solo woman to win the Grammy for best rap album.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• NCIS (NBC, 8PM) – A malnourished and confused 9 year old is found hiding in a storage unit, causing NCIS to reopen an old missing persons case when the girl is believed to be the daughter of a Navy recruit who disappeared 10 years ago.

• This Is Us (NBC, 9PM) – Kevin attempts to help Nicky. Randall and Kate reflect on differing memories of their childhood.

• The Rookie (ABC, 10PM) – The most dangerous day of the year—Valentine’s Day—has the team on high alert, and Officer Nolan invites everyone over for a party now that he is single.

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
• Pokémon Go is getting a vastly improved AR photo mode very soon.

• Russia is considering whether to disconnect from the global internet briefly, as part of a test of its cyber-defenses.

• Microsoft wants users to stop using Internet Explorer.

#TRENDINGNY
• #snowday

• #GRAMMYs

• Cardi

• Motown

• Nicki

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
• Greenwood Heights – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Open Studio Art Part. PS 24, 427 38th St.

• Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting.  Swinging Sixties, 211 Ainslie Street

• Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – Speaker Corey Johnson delivers remarks at Tech:NYC Panel Discussion. Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe Ave.

• Brooklyn Heights – 6 to 8 p.m. – Summer Program Resource Fair 2019. Brookloyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – The African Burial Ground: Black Archaeology in Early NYC.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue

• Bed-Stuy – 7 p.m. – 81st Precinct Community Council Meeting. Bed-Stuy Multi-Service Center, 1958 Fulton St.

• Sunset Park – 7:30 p.m. – 72nd Precinct Community Council Meeting. 4520 4th Ave.

• Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Trevor Noah presents “Born A Crime” paperback release.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

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 13th, 2019 at 1:12 pm

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Morning Buzz: Source of L train smell, Tenn shot in the arm

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Tuesday, February 12

Weather
• Rain mixed with snow and a high of 34 degrees.

Top Stories
• Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement to prevent another government shutdown, with far less money for Trump’s wall than he wanted.

• More than 100 million people in the northern US are under a winter warning today, with New York set to get 4 inches and ice today.

• Over 200 Baptist ministers, deacons and other leaders have been found guilty of sexual abuse that spanned over 20 years.

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The African Burial Ground: Black Archaeology in Early NYC  Tues Feb 12th 6:30-8pm   This lecture-based class will cover important and fascinating events of NYC’s early history that are reflected in the African Burial Ground.  $10  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights.
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Brooklyn News
• A 15-year-old was shot in the arm in Cypress Hills on Monday, police are unsure if he was the target of the attack.

• An abandoned gas station is said to be the source of the L-train smell last week, while it has apparently been contaminating local groundwater for decades.

• A group of club-wielding men robbed a 50-year-old man in Bed-Stuy last week, and the entire beatdown was caught on camera.

Politics
• Beto O’Rourke and Trump held dueling rallies in El Paso last night, proving O’Rourke has the ability to take on the president on a national level.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio headed to the early primary state of New Hampshire last night as he contemplates a 2020 presidential bid.

Entertainment
• The Oscars are up next in award season, but awards for cinematography, film editing and more will be presented during commercial breaks.

• Will Smith’s genie character from the upcoming ‘Aladdin’ movie was revealed during Sunday’s Grammys, but Twitter users declare it “sad.”

Buzzing Back

• In 1989, Tiny Tim declares himself a NYC mayoral candidate, but will drop our shortly after saying the campaign was his manager’s idea.

• In 1980, movie actress Christina Ricci is born in Santa Monica, CA. She is best known for her role as Wednesday in this 1991 film.

Opinion
• The Times says that voters want more open borders, not a wall, saying illegal entries to the US have fallen since the turn of the century,

• The Post says that Amazon’s reconsideration of HQ2 in Long Island City may be a ploy to target politicians and others who have opposed the deal.

In the Blogs
• Gowanus residents took up their long list of issues with reps from the Department of City Planning as they presented their Gowanus Draft Zoning Proposal last week.

• Dragons, lions, pigs and more filled the streets of Sunset Park for the 32nd anniversary of the Chinese New Year parade celebrating The Year of the Pig.

Trending in New York
• Colton
• #BestAtHomeContest
• #BLACKPINKonLSSC
• Paul George 
• Becky 

Scoreboard
• The Brooklyn Nets (29-29) fell to the Toronto Raptors, 127-1257.

• The Knicks (10-46) lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 107-104.

• The Rangers will take on the Winnipeg Jets tonight at 8.

• The Islanders will battle the Buffalo Sabres tonight at 7.

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Ladies Night R&B Super Jam  Fri Feb 15th 8pm  An all-star lineup including Brian McKnight. Faith Evens, Jagged Edger, Lil’ Kim and more! Tickets   Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Downtown
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Real Estate
• Popular IPA maker Other Half is the latest addition to the new Domino development on the South Williamsburg waterfront, set to open later this year.

• For Sale – 243 Devoe Street, Williamsburg – Six family home in good condition.  Property features 4,125 s/f of living space.  6 units – all 2 BR, 1 bath units.  Large yard.  Asking $2,399,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Hancock Street, Bed-Stuy – Furnished 2 BR, 1.5 bath Brownstone features hardwood floors, SS appliances, high ceilings, Queen size BRs. Asking $2,999/mo   Blue Egg Realty 347-248-6471

• Sold – Carroll Gardens – A 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 3,840-square-foot townhouse at 128 3rd Pl. sold for $2.9 million. Zillow.

Technology
• Reports say Apple’s plans for the next iPad mini still include the lightning jack and doesn’t look much different, but it will be much faster.

• Trump breaks his silence on AI technology by signing the ‘American AI Initiative’ which aims to redirect federal funding and resources for AI, but lacks additional funding and details.

Events
• Fort Greene - 9:30 a.m. – Schools Chancellor attends ribbon-cutting ceremony. Brooklyn STEAM, Navy Yard, 141 Flushing Ave., Building 77

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

• Greenwood Heights – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Open Studio Art Part. PS 24, 427 38th St.

• Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting.  Swinging Sixties, 211 Ainslie Street

• Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – Speaker Corey Johnson delivers remarks at Tech:NYC Panel Discussion. Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe Ave.

• Brooklyn Heights – 6 to 8 p.m. – Summer Program Resource Fair 2019. Brookloyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – The African Burial Ground: Black Archaeology in Early NYC.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue

• Bed-Stuy – 7 p.m. – 81st Precinct Community Council Meeting. Bed-Stuy Multi-Service Center, 1958 Fulton St.

• Sunset Park – 7:30 p.m. – 72nd Precinct Community Council Meeting. 4520 4th Ave.

• Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Trevor Noah presents “Born A Crime” paperback release.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

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February 12th, 2019 at 12:16 pm

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by The Banad Law Offices P.C., Immigration & Nationality Law

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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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February 12th, 2019 at 12:14 pm

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Morning Buzz: Woman jumps in front of A train, Founder of Pakistan honored with street renaming

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Monday, February 11

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 38 degrees.

Top Stories
• Talks on border security have not progressed through the weekend, raising concerns a deal won’t come together.

• A possible impeachment could further upend state government in Virginia.

• Despite calls for resignation, Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. won’t apologize for his anti-gay comments about the City Council.

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Black-Owned Businesses: A History of Enterprise and Community in Brooklyn Mon Feb 11th 6:30pm Explore the rich history and social impact of businesses owned by and serving black communities in Brooklyn. $5. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St., Dumbo.
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Brooklyn News
• A woman was critically injured after jumping in front of an A train in Bed-Stuy.

• A stranger slashed a woman inside a Greenpoint apartment.

• Brooklyn unveiled “Muhammad Ali Jinnah Way” in honor of the Pakistan’s founder.

Politics
• Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is the latest Democrat to join the 2020 presidential race.

• The local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America are backing Tiffany Caban for Queens DA.

Entertainment
• Here are the winners of last night’s 2019 Grammys.

Weekend Box Office
• The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part: $34 million
• What Men Want: $19 million
• Cold Pursuit: $10.8 million
• The Upside: $7 million
• Glass: $6 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2012, superstar Whitney Houston died at age 48.

• In 1962, singer Sheryl Crow was born in Kennett, MO. Her 2008 album “Detours” was inspired by her breakup with this athlete and her battle with breast cancer.

Opinion
• The Daily News says there are still many questions about Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.

• The Post says the city should want to have Amazon here with the right deal.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn Film Camera in Bushwick is opening a film lab this spring.

• Brooklyn Tech is mourning the sudden death of its assistant principal.

Trending in New York
• Motown
• Cardi
• Lady Gaga
• Chloe
• Halle

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.

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Trevor Noah presents “Born A Crime” Tues Feb 12th 8pm Trevor Noah celebrates the paperback release of his memoir “Born A Crime” with interviewer Chris Jackson of One World. $40. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
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Real Estate
• Level One Holdings is planning its biggest project yet in Boerum Hill.

• For Sale – Bed-Stuy – Beautiful Penthouse Condo features L/R, dining area, kitchen, 1 BR, full bath.  Wood floors, pet friendly, laundry room in basement plus washer/dryer hook-ups in unit. Maintenance of $380.40 a month covers all by electricity.  Asking $529,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• For Rent – Newel Street, Greenpoint - Renovated 1 BR, 1 bath apt w/ elevator & laundry in building.  Hardwood floors, spacious LR, SS appliances, central a/c.  Asking $2,900/mo. Blue Egg Realty 347-464-9484

• Sold – Canarsie – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,260-square-foot house at 1358 East 92nd Street for $600,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On early Saturday morning, off-duty police officer Jeffrey Stewart, 41, was arrested within the 75th Precinct. He was charged with strangulation.

Events
• Downtown – 8:30 a.m. – Decision on case of hit and run DJ Paul Jinx to be issued. Kings County Criminal Courthouse, 120 Schermerhorn St.

• 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.

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February 11th, 2019 at 1:36 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Amazon reconsiders HQ2, Brooklyn man faces charges for death of his mother

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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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February 11th, 2019 at 1:35 pm

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Morning Buzz: Decomposed body found inside closet, Brooklyn man killed inside Bed-Stuy building

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Friday, February 8

Weather
• Showers in the morning but windy later in the day. High of 53. Temperatures drop to a high of 36 on Saturday. Sunday will be partly cloudy and a high of 40.

Top Stories
• In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court blocked Louisiana’s abortion access lawfrom taking effect.

• Jeff Bezos accused the “National Enquirer” of blackmail by threatening to publish his nude photos. Ronan Farrow says the publication also blackmailed him.

• Baseball legend Frank Robinson, who was the first black manager in the MLB, has died at the age of 83.

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Brooklyn Women Homebrew Competition  Sat Mar 30th Click here to enter the first annual Brooklyn Women Homebrew Competition. All entries must be in by February 17. Let the brewing battle begin! Sycamore Bar & Flower Shop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd., Ditmas Park.
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Brooklyn News
• A burned, decomposed body of a 67-year-old woman was found inside the closet of her Crown Heights apartment.

• A Brooklyn man shot dead inside his Bed-Stuy apartment building was remembered as a good influence.

• Prosecutors say a Brooklyn man locked up on Rikers Island for attempting to kill his half-brother tried to pay someone to finish the job.

Politics
• The longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history died at 92 years old.

• De Blasio’s proposed budget balloons to $92 billion, though he warns of dark fiscal times ahead.

Entertainment
• “The View’s” Joy Behar is now under fire for resurfaced blackface photos.

• Ariana Grande opened up about her feud with the Grammys, which resulted in the cancellation of her performance.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969, George Harrison’s tonsils were removed at London’s University College Hospital and then destroyed so that they can’t be sold.

• In 1984, actress Cecily Strong was born in Springfield, IL. A Second City alum, she joined this show in 2012.

Opinion
• USA Today says losing Amazon would be bad for both New York City and the Democrats.

• The Post says de Blasio is leading the city into a future fiscal disaster.

In the Blogs
• Bushwick Daily has 10 events to get you through Valentine’s Day with minimalemotional damage.

• Here’s your roundup of business openings and closings in Crown Heights and Prospect Heights.

Trending in New York
• #thankunext
• #HTGAWM
• Jeff Bezos
• John Dingell
• #Lakers

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (31-16-6) topped the New Jersey Devils in a shootout, 2-1.

• LIU Brooklyn (11-12) routed Mount St. Mary’s, 77-62.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (14-10) beat Wagner, 51-44.

• Anthony Davis stays in NOLA, Marc Gasol goes to Toronto and the Bucks get Nikola Mirotic. Here’s the latest on the NBA trade deadline.

• The Knicks, meanwhile, are releasing center Enes Kanter.

Weekend Sports Schedule
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.

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Bank of America presents History Makers: Robert F. Kennedy  Sat Feb 9th 4pm Join author Chris Matthews as he discusses Robert F. Kennedy, drawing on extensive research and interview for a look at the life and man. $15. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights.
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Real Estate
• New Empire Real Estate Development is testing the market for Prospect Park South’s largest condo project.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 10th 12-5pm  3611 Avenue L, Midwood - Newly renovated 3 BR, 3.5 bath single family attached home w/ shared driveway and pvt garage. Bright, open concept w. oak wood flooring, new kitchen w/ white cabinetry, seated island w/ plenty of storage space.  Asking $969,000  Sotheby’s Real Estate 800-942-5335

• For Rent –  Decatur Street, Bed-Stuy – Beautiful, renovated Brownstone has 2 BRs, 2 baths, huge closet space, SS appliances w/ dishwasher, central a/c & heat, video intercom, laundry in unit, backyard w/ patio.  Asking $2,799/month. Blue Egg Realty 347-464-9484 

• Sold – Gerritsen Beach – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 600-square-foot house at 100 Aster Court for $425,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The newly-opened Bagock in East Williamsburg offers great fried chicken and decent doughnuts.

• Eater has your list of hottest restaurants in Brooklyn for February 2019.

Restaurant ABC’s – Gerritsen Beach
Grade A – Rayhon, 1915 Avenue U – Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade B – Thai Basil, 3682B Nostrand Ave. – Food not cooled by approved method, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Donut Shoppe, 1503 Avenue U – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Live roaches, Filth flies, Food not protected from potential contamination, Food contact surface not properly washed.

Events
• Kensington – 2 p.m. – Unveiling of Muhammad Ali Jinnah Way. 1045 Coney Island Ave.

• 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.

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February 11th, 2019 at 1:29 pm

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