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Afternoon Buzz: Turkish officials say missing Saudi journalist was cut into pieces, Teen arrested in connection to beating of Jewish man

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Tuesday, October 16

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• A judge ruled on Tuesday that an Obama-era set of consumer protections for defrauded students will go into effect immediately.

• The body of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was cut into pieces after he was killed two weeks ago at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

• President Trump has responded to Senator Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test results, calling her a “phony”.

IN BROOKLYN
• A teenager was arrested in connection with the beating of a Jewish man in Crown Heights.

• A 14-year-old boy tried to smuggle a loaded gun into his Brooklyn high school.

• A 63-year-old homeless man died after he was knocked to the ground by another homeless man who was angry he couldn’t find any drugs.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Flushing-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed in the area of 61 St-Woodside in Queens.

• Southbound C trains are running express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St.

• Southbound E trains are running express from 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal to Canal St. Expect delays in A, C, and E train service.
• Downtown B, D trains run at a slower speed in the area of W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan.

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

TRAFFIC
• Accident on I-278 westbound at Exit 29B – Tillary Street (New York) right and center lanes blocked

• 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)

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• 49ers versus Packers week 6 highlights.

• Milwaukee Brewers beating Los Angeles Dodgers by flipping the script.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Pippa Middleton has given birth to a baby boy.

• Lady Gaga has confirmed her engagement to Christian Carino.

• Ariana Grande has returned Pete Davidson’s engagement ring following their breakup.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Flash (CW, 8PM) – Barry helps his daughter, Nora, become a better speedster; and he and the team also track a meta stealing high-tech weapons, only to cross paths with a new foe named Cicada, who is hunting the very same meta with nefarious intent.

• This Is Us (NBC,9PM) – A young Jack makes a decision that will impact the course of his life.

• The Rookie (ABC,10PM) – In the premiere, small-town guy John Nolan pursues his dream of being a police officer after a life-altering incident.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Blazing Saddles – In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

• HULU: The Nightmare Before Christmas – Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Amityville Horror – Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before.

TECHNOLOGY
• The new Kindle Paperwhite is now waterproof.

• Facebook is building a camera TV set-top box.

• Google Assistants can now play Netflix on Android TV devices.

#TRENDINGNY
• Halloween

• #MIPCOM

• #NationalBossDay

• #horseface

• #WorldFoodDay

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
• Downtown – Feminine Product Drive – Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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October 16th, 2018 at 4:07 pm

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Morning Buzz: 14 year old boy brought gun to Brooklyn school, Brooklyn bus driver exposed himself to four girls.

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Tuesday, October 16
Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 58.Top Stories
• Saudi officials prepare to admit that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died during interrogation. The Stormy Daniels defamation suit against Trump is dropped on First Amendment grounds.

 A second member of the Harvey Weinstein prosecution team quit the Manhattan’s DA office.

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The Not-So-Sweet History of Sugar  Tues Oct 16th 6:30pm   Uncover the fraught history of one of our most prevalent ingredients: sugar.   $5  Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Downtown
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Brooklyn News
• A 14 year old boy brought a gun to school in Brooklyn and ran when caught.

• Brooklyn bus driver exposed himself to four girls on the bus.

• A livery driver beat a 65 year old man walking to synagogue in Brooklyn.

Politics
 More than 200 children separated from their immigrant parents remain in U.S. custody.

• Hilary Clinton denies that the Lewinski scandal was an abuse of power.

Entertainment
 Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson are no longer engaged.

 Meghan Markle honored Princess Diana with her post-pregnancy announcement ensemble.
Buzzing Back

• In 1916 Margret Sanger opens 1st birth control clinic in the US at 46 Amboy Street, Brooklyn. 

• In 1977 rock singer John Mayer is born in Bridgeport, CT.  In 2002, he won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for this song.

Opinion
• The New York Times takes a deeper look at the divides in America.

• The New York Post thinks that ‘safe spaces’ contribute to political mobs today.

In the Blogs
• The Southwest Brooklyn Marine transfer station is now open.

• Music video highlights Greenpoint from above. 

Trending in New York
 #TheConners
 Aron Rodgers
 Packers
 NLCS
 #TuesdayThoughts

Scoreboard
 49ers versus Packers week 6 highlights.

 Milwaukee Brewers beating Los Angeles Dodgers by flipping the script.

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

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Nine Inch Nails  Tues Oct 16th & Wed Oct 17th  7pmCold and Black and Infinite North American 2018 Tour with support from The Jesus and Mary Chain. $50-$245  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
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Real Estate
 A controversial bill targets NYC hotel developers.

• For Sale – 216 Bay 40th Street, Gravesend – Semi detached 3 family w/ finished basement & driveway.  Property features 2,300 s/f of living space.  5 BRs, 3.5 bath total. Finished basement has separate entrance, 1/2 bath, washer/dryer.  Small backyard, front porch.  Asking $1,588,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Sharon Street, Williamsburg – 2 BRs boxed, 1 bath, bright rooms w/ large windows, closet space & hardwood floors.  Asking $2,799/month. Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830

• Sold – Bay Ridge – a five bedroom, three bathroom, 3,333 square foot home at 260 76th street for $1,595,000. Zillow.

Technology
 Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died of cancer at age 65.

 iPhone XS versus Pixel 3: Which camera is better?

Events
• Downtown – Feminine product drive – Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

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October 16th, 2018 at 12:52 pm

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by Zara Realty in Jamaica

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Monday, October 15

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

Monday, October 15

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• President Trump suggested that “rogue killers” could be responsible for a Saudi journalist’s disappearance after a personal phone call with King Salman of Saudi Arabia.

• Senator Elizabeth Warren released the results of a DNA analysis that shows strong evidence of Native American ancestry.

• NYC went an entire weekend without a shooting for the first time in 14 years.

 

IN BROOKLYN
• A teen tried to smuggle a gun into his high school and then fled when he got caught with it.

• A livery driver beat a 62-year-old man as he walked to synagogue in Borough Park.

• Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is hosting a community conversation tonight regarding the Cornerstone Caroline” incident.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Southbound 6 trains are running express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester because of a rail condition at Pelham Bay Park.

• Flushing-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed in the area of 61 St-Woodside in Queens.

• Downtown B,D trains run at a slower speed in the area of W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expressway (New York) and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (New York).

• Delays on Grand Central Parkway eastbound between Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expressway (New York) and Exit 13 – I-678 – Van Wyck Expressway; Jackie Robinson Parkway (New York).

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Road; Ramp (New York) and Linden Boulevard (New York).

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Boulevard (New York) and Exit 8 – Main Street (New York).

• 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 Jets (3-3) beat the Indianapolis Colts, 42-34.

• It appears no one wants to work for the Mets.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Kensington Palace confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their first child together.

• Owen Wilson‘s new daughter made her debut on Instagram.

• Ariana Grande was reportedly the one to call of her engagement to Pete Davidson.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Arrow (CW, 8PM) – The Season 7 premiere picks up five months after Oliver turned himself into the FBI and revealed his identity as the Green Arrow to the public.

• 9-1-1 (FOX, 9PM) – Wanting to see the faces behind the 9-1-1 calls, Maddie goes on a ride-along with Athena, while dealing with a seemingly “perfect” dispatcher back at the call center.

• Manifest (NBC, 10PM) – When a mysterious message leads Saanvi to the flight attendant of 828, she enlists Ben’s help in uncovering a secret about the plane.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Blade – A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.

• HULU: Scary Movie – A year after disposing of the body of a man they accidentally killed, a group of teenagers are stalked by a bumbling serial killer.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Strangers – A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.

TECHNOLOGY
• MIT announced a new college of computing with a $1 billion commitment.

• Rolls-Royce is partnering with Intel as part of the engineering firm’s mission to build fully autonomous ships.

• Check out The Verge’s review of Google’s Pixel 3 XL.

#TRENDINGNY
• #MondayMotivation

• Elizabeth Warren

• #AdobeMAX

• Sears

• #GlobalHandwashingDay

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Duplex Penthouse Apartment features 1 bedroom, 1 full bath, walk-in closet, and washer dryer on second level large windows with spectacular views from both floors. Close to McCarren Park, and 1.5 blocks to the L’ Train. Asking $925,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Semi-detached 1 family home w/ garden oasis. 1st Fl: 2 Br/ 1 Bath. Living Room w/ Yard access can be used as a Duplex with Basement. 2nd Fl: 2 Br/ 1 Bath, Eat-in-Kitchen & Office Space. Backyard. Only 2 min to the Graham L train. Asking $1,599,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• Flatbush - 5:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams will host a community-wide conversation at the site of last Wednesday’s “Cornerstone Caroline” viral incident. Corner of Flatbush Ave. and Albemarle Rd.

 Downtown Brooklyn – 6:30 p.m. – New York City Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform to hold a public hearing to listen to people who pay property taxes directly or indirectly.  Brooklyn Borough Hall, The Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St.

• Flatbush – 7:30 p.m. – Pete Souza.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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October 15th, 2018 at 4:33 pm

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Morning Buzz: MTA employee arrested after exposing himself to young girls, Man charged with hate crime after street assault

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Monday, October 15

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 70 degrees.

Top Stories
• Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child.

• The death toll following Hurricane Michael rose to 18 while thousands are still missing.

• Saudi Arabia and Turkey are apparently working together to find missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Pete Souza  Mon Oct 15th 7:30pm  Former White House photographer Pete Souza will bring his new photography collection Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents for a book signing event. $30  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
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Brooklyn News
• An MTA bus driver was arrested after he exposed himself to two young girls in Bay Ridge.

• A man has been charged with a hate crime after assaulting an elderly man in Borough Park.

• The 52nd annual Bay Ridge Ragamuffin Parade occurred on Saturday.

Politics
• Trump said he “didn’t really make fun” of Christine Blasey Ford at a rally.

• Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is still standing by her husband by insisting his affair with Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power.

Entertainment
• Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have called off their engagement.

Weekend Box Office
• Venom (2018): $35.7 million
• A Star is Born (2018): $28 million
• First Man: $16.5 million
• Goosebumps 2: $16.2 million
• Smallfoot: $9.3 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1860 11-year-old Grace Bedell writes to Abraham Lincoln telling him to grow a beard. See the letters between them here.

• In 1943 director Penny Marshall is born in NYC, NY.  She starred as Laverne DeFazio on this sitcom, which ran from 1976 to 1983.

Opinion
• The Post argued Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new $2.1 billion deal with the United Federation of Teachers will leave a huge fiscal burden to his successor.

• The Daily News stated that working-class communities get the hardest hit from home property taxes.

In the Blogs
• Pilotworks, a shared kitchen space for food entrepreneurs in Bushwick, is closing on October 17.

• The Landmarks Preservation Committee rejected the St. Gregory’s Development proposal.

Trending in New York
• #RoyalBaby
• Sears
• Sussex
• Cookie Monster
• 60 Minutes

Scoreboard
• The Jets (3-3) beat the Indianapolis Colts, 42-34.

• It appears no one wants to work for the Mets.

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

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7th Annual Party for the Parks  Thurs Oct 18th  7-10pm  A benefit for Open Space Alliance and the over 45 parks and playgrounds in Williamsburg and Greenpoint it supports.  Tkts start at $150 Vice Media, 49 S. 2nd Street, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• Quay Tower is shattering the borough’s records with a new contract for a $20 million penthouse.

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Brick 6 family home with private yard and basement. Four blocks to subway.  Asking $1,799,000. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-782-4411 

• For Rent – Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg – 2 BRs w/ windows in each room, newly renovated kitchen & bath, shared yard space.  Heat & hot water included.  Asking $2,650/month. Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830

• Sold – Flatlands – A seven-bedroom, five-bathroom, 3,286-square-foot two-family home at 3619 Avenue I for $1,280,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
•  A Brooklyn man was arrested during a fight that occurred after a speech by the founder of the far-right group, “Proud Boys.” The 20-year-old was handcuffed outside of the Metropolitan Republican Club on Friday night. He is facing robbery and assault charges.

Events

• Flatbush - 5:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams will host a community-wide conversation at the site of last Wednesday’s “Cornerstone Caroline” viral incident. Corner of Flatbush Ave. and Albemarle Rd.

 Downtown Brooklyn – 6:30 p.m. – New York City Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform to hold a public hearing to listen to people who pay property taxes directly or indirectly.  Brooklyn Borough Hall, The Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St.

• Flatbush – 7:30 p.m. – Pete Souza.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

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October 15th, 2018 at 12:19 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Hurricane Michael death toll rises to 13, Elevator drop leaves 4 people injured.

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Friday, October 12

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• A Turkish court on Friday ordered the release of the American pastor Andrew Brunson from house arrest, ending his 24-month imprisonment.

• The death toll as a result of Hurricane Michael has risen to 13 people.

• Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who was named in a report accusing church leaders of covering up abuse.

IN BROOKLYN
• Four people suffered injuries after an elevator suddenly dropped near Flushing Avenue.

• A woman was fatally struck by an SUV in Sheepshead Bay.

•A ‘lasso gun’ for subduing emotionally disturbed persons was tested in Brooklyn.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Northbound A and C trains are running with delays because of signal problems at High St.

• Flushing-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed in the area of 61 St-Woodside in Queens.

• Downtown B,D trains run at a slower speed in the area of W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 29B – Tillary Street (New York) and Broadway; I-278 (New York).

• Delays on Belt System – Shore Parkway eastbound between Exit 3 – 4th Avenue; Verrazano Narrows Bridge (New York) and Exit 14 – Pennsylvania Avenue (New York).

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

SCOREBOARD
Friday
• The Knicks play the Nets for their last preseason game at MSG. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
• The Rangers host the Edmonton Oilers at 1 p.m.
• The Islanders (2-1-0) head to Nashville to take on the Predators at 8 p.m.

Sunday
• The Jets (2-3) welcome the Minnesota Vikings to MetLife Stadium at 1 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Quavo has dissed Nicki Minaj on his new track “Huncho Dreams” and suggests that the two had a relationship.

• Disney has released a teaser trailer for Aladdin (2019).

• “Haunting of Hill House”, a modern adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s horror novel is now streaming on Netflix.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Blindspot (NBC, 8PM) – In the Season 4 premiere, the FBI team hunts a dangerous enemy operative; and a deadly new foe emerges.

• MacGyver (CBS,8PM) – MacGyver, Riley, Bozer and Leanna go undercover on a college campus to smoke out a deep-cover operative who is recruiting students to carry out deadly attacks around the world.

• Hawaii Five-0 (CBS,9PM) – Crime spikes when a heat wave hits Oahu, causing McGarrett and Danny to hunt down a bank thief, and Tani and Junior’s car is stolen while they’re on duty.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: The Haunting of Hill House – Based on the novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.

• HULU: Light as a Feather Season 1 – A group of teenage girls must deal with supernatural fallout stemming from an innocent game of “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board” when they start dying off in the exact way predicted.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Romanoffs Season 1 – a contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family.

TECHNOLOGY
• Half of all devices are now running iOS 12, according to figures shared by Apple.

• Snapchat has launched original TV shows tailored to mobile audiences.

•Instagram is testing out tapping through posts instead of scrolling.

#TRENDINGNY
• Kanye

• Trump

• #ABC11

• Halloween

• #NationalFarmersDay

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Park Slope – Pre-War 2Br Co-Op apartment in move-in condition. Light-Filled 20′ X 13′ living Room with hardwood floors and windows facing Prospect Park. Renovated kitchen with roomy eat-in area, five closets, and renovated Bathroom. Asking $1,199,999. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• For Sale – Greenpoint – 2 Family brick/frame facade. Main Fl: 1 Br/Rec. Room, Living Room, tons of closets, access to the Garden. 1st Fl: 2 Br/ 1 Bath, Living Room, full Kitchen, high Ceilings. 2nd Fl: 3 Br/ 1 Bath, Living Room, full Kitchen, high Ceilings. Asking $2,195,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• Flatbush - 8 p.m. – Death Cab for Cutie. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
 Prospect Park – 8 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Thriller – A Tribute to Michael Jackson. LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Dr.
• Manhattan Beach – 8 p.m. – Billie and Blue Eyes. On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.
• Bushwick - 10 p.m. – Discotechnique: Dead Sexy. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

Saturday
• Cambria Heights – 10 to 12 p.m. – Margie Boyd Way Street Co-Naming Ceremony. New Greater Bethel Ministries, 219-09 Linden Blvd.
• Greenpoint – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund hosts third annual Open House. McGolrick Park, Russell St. and Nassau Ave.
• Flatlands – 11 a.m. – 9/11 first responder honored with street co-naming. 3851 Flatlands Ave.
• Fort Greene – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Open House New York: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument.  Fort Greene Park, Myrtle Ave @ Washington Park
• Bay Ridge – 12:30 p.m. – 52nd annual Children’s Ragamuffin Parade. 3rd Ave. and 76th St.
• Greenwood Heights – 3 to 5 p.m. – Calling On The Spirits. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
• Park Slope – 7 p.m. – Park Slope Civic Council hosts screening of “Little Fugitive.” Berkeley Carroll School, 152 Sterling Pl.
• Flatbush - 8 p.m. – Death Cab for Cutie.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
• Williamsburg - 11:30 p.m. – Shaniaween!  A Shania Twain Halloween Party.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

Sunday
• Downtown – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Brooklyn Greenway Half & 5K Marathon. Columbia Street Waterfront.
• Greenwood Heights – 10 a.m. to Noon – Me and My Sparrows.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
 Greenpoint – 10:30 a.m. – Get to the Point! 5K. St. Stan’s, 189 Driggs Ave.
• Fort Greene – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Open House New York: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument.  Fort Greene Park, Myrtle Ave @ Washington Park.
• Williamsburg - 11:30 a.m. – Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Secret Screening.  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.
• Flatbush – 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. – Redemption of a Dogg.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
 Greenwood Heights – 3:30 -5:30 p.m. – Gay Green-Wood – Celebrate LGBTQ History Month. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

Do you want to keep up with the latest news and events in Brooklyn?

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October 12th, 2018 at 4:20 pm

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Morning Buzz: Lasso gun tested at Borough Hall, Garbage truck driver charged for death

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Friday, October 12

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 63 degrees. Cloudy on Saturday but sun in the afternoon. High of 59. Sunday is mostly cloudy and a high of 63.

Top Stories
• Hurricane Michael has killed at least six people in the southeast, but officials fear casualties will rise.

• New York City and the teachers union has reached a $2.1 billion contract that includes extra pay for hard-to-staff positions.

• The city’s top investigator overstepped his authority by seizing control of an independent office, but was only slapped on the wrist.

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Phil Collins  Sun Oct 14th 8pm After a five-year hiatus, he’s back with his Not Dead Yet Live! Tour. Tickets start at $135. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Downtown.
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Brooklyn News
• A new lasso gun device meant to subdue emotionally-disturbed people was tested at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

• A sanitation truck driver was charged after driving down the wrong way and killing a man in Crown Heights.

• A Brooklyn ex-con was arrested in connection with a mob hit at a McDonaldsin the Bronx.

Politics
• In another break from Trump, Michael Cohen registered as a Democrat.

• Speaking of Democrats, Bill de Blasio doesn’t think Mike Bloomberg is a real Dem.

Entertainment
• With cameras rolling, Kanye West revealed his iPhone passcode during his White House meeting.

• Take a first look at the trailer for the live-action version of “Aladdin.

Buzzing Back

• In 1997, singer John Denver died in an aircraft accident after his plane crashed into Monterey Bay on the CA coast.

• In 1968, actor Hugh Jackman was born in Sydney, Australia. He is  best known for playing this character in the X-Men series.

Opinion
• Anthony Scaramucci writes in the Daily News that Trump’s maturity shined during the Kavanaugh confirmation process.

• The Post says to follow Michelle Obama’s advice: “when they go low, we go high.”

In the Blogs
• The rock band Mae is performing at The Knitting Factory in Williamsburg on Sunday.

• Park Slope is turning pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Trending in New York
• Odell
• Quavo
• #HTGAWM
• #UprisingSVU
• Aladdin

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (1-3-0) topped the San Jose Sharks in overtime, 3-2.

• The Giants (1-5) were crushed by the Philadelphia Eagles, 34-13.

• The Giants fined Odell Beckham Jr. for his comments in an ESPN interview. His sideline antics appear to be back.

• Kristie Ackert writes in the Daily News that the Yankees are in good shape as long as Aaron Boone learns from his mistakes.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks play the Nets for their last preseason game at MSG. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers host the Edmonton Oilers at 1 p.m.
• The Islanders (2-1-0) head to Nashville to take on the Predators at 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Jets (2-3) welcome the Minnesota Vikings to MetLife Stadium at 1 p.m.

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Shaniaween! A Shanina Twain Halloween Party!  Sat Oct 13th 11:30pm Dress like your favorite Shania look! She’s more than just leopard print, but leopard print is encouraged. $10. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.
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Real Estate
• A Jewish congregation has filed plans to build a massive school in Borough Park.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 14th 12-1pm  506 Graham Avenue, Greenpoint – Semi detached 3 family home currently set up as 4 apts – each having 2 BRs, 1 bath.  Full basement, small backyard, needs TLC.  1 block to McCarren Park – will be delivered vacant.  Asking $1,900,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – 1967 E. 37th Street, Marine Park – Colonial style home features open floor plan, 2 BRs, 3 bath, large granite kitchen w/ sliders to yard.  Full finished basement w/ 1/2 bath & separate entrance.  Asking $739,888. Carollo Real Estate 718-747-7747

• Sold – Brighton Beach – A two-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,364-square-foot condo at 150 Oceana Drive for $840,000.

Eating Out
• These are the hottest Brooklyn restaurants for October 2018.

• Check out these top sushi restaurants in Williamsburg and Park Slope.

Restaurant ABC’s – Carroll Gardens
Grade A – Popina, 127 Columbia St. – Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade B – Ugly Baby, 407 Smith St. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade C – Pig Beach, 480 Union St. – Hot food not held above 41 degrees, Filth flies, Food contact surface not properly washed.

Events
• Greenpoint – 9 a.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts Polish Heritage Breakfast. Polish & Slavic Center, 177 Kent St.

• Canarsie – 11 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams, Councilman Alan Maisel host street co-naming ceremony for Army Sergeant Roshain Brooks. Avenue L and East 85th St.

• Dyker Heights – 2 p.m. – Comptroller Stringer speaks at Brooklyn Chinese-American Association 8th Avenue Senior Center’s 25th anniversary celebration. Affable Eatery, 912 65th St.

• Flatbush - 8 p.m. – Death Cab for Cutie. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

 Prospect Park – 8 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Thriller – A Tribute to Michael Jackson. LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Dr.

• Manhattan Beach – 8 p.m. – Billie and Blue Eyes. On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.

• Bushwick - 10 p.m. – Discotechnique: Dead Sexy. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

Saturday
• Greenpoint – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund hosts third annual Open House. McGolrick Park, Russell St. and Nassau Ave.
• Flatlands – 11 a.m. – 9/11 first responder honored with street co-naming. 3851 Flatlands Ave.
• Fort Greene – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Open House New York: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument.  Fort Greene Park, Myrtle Ave @ Washington Park
• Bay Ridge – 12:30 p.m. – 52nd annual Children’s Ragamuffin Parade. 3rd Ave. and 76th St.
• Greenwood Heights – 3 to 5 p.m. – Calling On The Spirits. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
• Park Slope – 7 p.m. – Park Slope Civic Council hosts screening of “Little Fugitive.” Berkeley Carroll School, 152 Sterling Pl.
• Flatbush - 8 p.m. – Death Cab for Cutie.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue
• Williamsburg - 11:30 p.m. – Shaniaween!  A Shania Twain Halloween Party.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Sunday
• Downtown – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Brooklyn Greenway Half & 5K Marathon. Columbia Street Waterfront
• Greenwood Heights – 10 a.m. to Noon – Me and My Sparrows.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
 Greenpoint – 10:30 a.m. – Get to the Point! 5K. St. Stan’s, 189 Driggs Avenue.
• Fort Greene – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Open House New York: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument.  Fort Greene Park, Myrtle Ave @ Washington Park
• Williamsburg - 11:30 a.m. – Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Secret Screening.  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue
• Flatbush – 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. – Redemption of a Dogg.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue
 Greenwood Heights – 3:30 -5:30 p.m. – Gay Green-Wood – Celebrate LGBTQ History Month. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street

Written by BKTicker

October 12th, 2018 at 1:49 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Hurricane Michael claims two lives, Man fatally struck by garbage truck in Brooklyn.

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Thursday, October 11

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Two people have died as a result of Hurricane Michael, the most powerful storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in recorded history.

• Matthew Shepard will be interred at the Washington National Cathedral, 20 years after his death.

• A 27-year-old man was found dead, hanging in a student housing residence at Columbia University.

 

IN BROOKLYN
• A man was fatally struck by a garbage truck at the intersection of Brooklyn Avenue and Eastern Parkway.

• Traffic in Brooklyn was briefly held up by an alpaca that escaped his handlers.

•The family of a man who died after an altercation with workers at a Flatbush grocery store is pushing Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez for a grand jury investigation.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Flushing-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed in the area of 61 St-Woodside in Queens.

• Downtown B,D trains run at a slower speed in the area of W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit 30 – Flushing Avenue (New York) to Queens-Kings County Line.

• Delays on I-278 westbound from Metropolitan Avenue; Williamsburg Bridge (New York) to Atlantic Avenue (New York)Koskuisko Bridge (New York).

• Wet pavement on Brooklyn Battery Tunnel both directions (New York/Kings) all lanes.

•   Wet pavement on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge both levels both directions (Kings/Richmond) all lanes .

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Giants (1-4) look to get their season back on track when they host the Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.

• The Rangers (0-3) will be looking for their first win of the season when they host the Sharks at MSG at 7 p.m.

• WFAN on-air personality John Jastremski writes in the Long Island City Journal that if the Giants want to salvage their season, they need to win tonight.

ENTERTAINMENT
• President Trump hosted Kanye West for a meeting in the Oval Office days after the rapper made a public display of support for the president.

•  Selena Gomez has been hospitalized for mental health issues.

• Fyre Festival Organizer, Billy McFarland has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for fraud.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Supernatural (CW, 8PM) – The Season 14 premiere: Sam enlists everyone’s help in trying to track down Dean, who can literally be anywhere.

• The Big Bang Theory (CBS,9PM) – Sheldon won’t tell anyone why he’s never mentioned Tam, his childhood best friend, so Leonard takes matters into his own hands. Also, Bernadette and Penny take out Raj’s fiancée, Anu, for dinner to get the skinny on her.

• S.W.A.T. (CBS,10PM) – The team protects the jurors of a high-profile bribery trial after some of them are targeted by organized crime in a series of fire-bombings.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Schitt’s Creek Season 4 – The Rose family have finally adjusted to their new life in Schitt’s Creek. But adapting to their new reality doesn’t make things much easier, as the whole family still struggle with their personal and professional lives.

• HULU: The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10 – A reality television series focused on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in Atlanta, Georgia.

• AMAZON PRIME: RoboCop 2 – Cyborg law enforcer RoboCop returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop 2.

TECHNOLOGY
• Samsung says its new foldable phone will be a tablet you can put in your pocket.

• China’s two mobile-payments giants said stolen Apple IDs were used to steal customer funds.

• Samsung has revealed the Galaxy A9, the world’s first smartphone with a quad lens rear camera.

#TRENDINGNY
• Yankees

• Kanye

• #NationalComingOutDay

• #DayOfTheGirl

• Kid Rock

REAL ESTATE

• For Rent – Gravesend – Legal semi-detached 3 family w/ finished bsmt & private driveway. Asking $1,588,800. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• 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

LOCAL EVENTS
• Clinton Hill - 6 to 9 p.m. – Local Love: An Evening to Benefit ICL Tillary Street Women’s Shelter. Jill Lindsey, 370 Myrtle Ave.

• Williamsburg – 7 to 10 p.m. – NAG Gala Fundraiser. BIBA, 110 Kent Ave.

• Downtown – 7:30 p.m. – Nicki Minaj & Future. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

• Williamsburg – 7:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers remarks at Neighbors Allied for Good Growth annual gala. Biba, 110 Kent Ave.

• Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Spiritualized. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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October 11th, 2018 at 4:27 pm

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Morning Buzz: Brooklyn ‘spiritual healer’ accused of rape, At least one dead as Michael makes landfall

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Thursday, October 11

Weather
• Thunderstorms likely throughout the day with a high of 76.

Top Stories
• At least one person is dead after Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 storm.

• The sex assault case against Harvey Weinstein could be falling apart after prosecutors found a note from an accuser suggesting the sex was consensual.

• Under a Trump rule change, 75,000 legal immigrants in New York City could have to decide between social services and permanent residency.

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Nicki Minaj & Future  Thurs Oct 11th  7:30pm Tickets start at $57. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue
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Brooklyn News
• A judge overturned the conviction and four-year sentence of a Hasidic watchmen for his role in the group attack on a gay black man in Williamsburg.

• A self-proclaimed spiritual healer is accused of knocking women out with an alcohol-tasting substance and raping them in his East Flatbush home.

• A drug boss serving a 20-year sentence in an Oklahoma federal prison, used a cell phone to flood Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan with coke and heroin.

Politics
• Cop-killer Herman Bell voted in the gubernatorial election after Governor Cuomo signed an executive order restoring voting rights to 25,000 parolees.

• State Senator Marty Golden claimed he had never heard of the Child Victims Act to loud boos at a rowdy debate in Dyker Heights.

Entertainment
• Second Hand News: Lindsey Buckingham is finally speaking out on his ouster from Fleetwood Mac. “This is not he way you end something like this.”

• A new food festival, Eeeeeatscon, debuted at Forest Hills Stadium this past weekend.

Buzzing Back

• In 1984, Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan becomes the first American woman to walk in space.

• In 1992, rapper Cardi B. is born in the Bronx. She gained fame as a cast member on this TV reality series.

Opinion
• A Post columnist argues the Small Business Jobs Survival Act, which includes rent controls on commercial spaces, will kill the city’s economy.

• Local musician and blockchain company Macroscope owner shares his thoughts on last week’s Mondo NYC music and tech conference in Brooklyn.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn Based dives into a couple of guidebooks that will help you get off the beaten path in the borough.

• Another stop-work order has been issued at a construction site on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens after work undermines building next door.

Trending in New York
 Lakers
 LeBron
• Stevie Nicks
• Misty
• Jessica Lange

Scoreboard
• The Giants (1-4) look to get their season back on track when they host the Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.

• The Rangers (0-3) will be looking for their first win of the season when they host the Sharks at MSG at 7 p.m.

• WFAN on-air personality John Jastremski writes in the Greenpoint Star that if the Giants want to salvage their season, they need to win tonight.

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Open House NY: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument  Sat Oct 13th 11am-3pmA tribute to the 11,000 people who died on British prison ships during the Revolutionary War. Fort Greene Park, Myrtle Ave. & Washington Park
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Real Estate
• An LLC linked to Two Trees Management has purchased a Greenpoint petroleum facility for $62 million.

• For Rent – Lorimer Street, Williamsburg – 2 BR, 1 bath, closets in both BRs, wood floors. Each room as a window – even the bath. Heat & hot water included. $2,550/month. Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830

• For Rent – Ridgewood – 3 BR apt features LR, EIK, 1 full bath, one small office. Plenty of closet space, hardwood floors, heat & hot water included. $2,000/month. ID# 1327923. Carollo Real Estate 718-366-6636

• Sold – Four bedroom, three-bath, 3,250-square-foot one-family home at 2370 Bergen Avenue in Bergen Beach for $1.2 million.

Style & Fashion
• Ralph Lauren takes streetwear to the ski slopes for your winter wardrobe.

• Here’s the best looks to steal from the runways of London‘s Spring Fashion Show.

Events
• Downtown – 10:30 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams demonstrates new device to humanely subdue emotionally disturbed persons. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Clinton Hill - 11 a.m. – Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo leads Story Time. Brooklyn Library, 380 Washington Ave.

• Clinton Hill - 6 to 9 p.m. – Local Love: An Evening to Benefit ICL Tillary Street Women’s Shelter. Jill Lindsey, 370 Myrtle Ave.

• Williamsburg – 7 to 10 p.m. – NAG Gala Fundraiser. BIBA, 110 Kent Ave.

• Downtown – 7:30 p.m. – Nicki Minaj & Future. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

• Williamsburg – 7:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers remarks at Neighbors Allied for Good Growth annual gala. Biba, 110 Kent Ave.

• Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Spiritualized. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

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October 11th, 2018 at 1:44 pm

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