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Afternoon Buzz: North and South Korea to work towards denuclearization, MTA worker pleads guilty to stealing dead mother’s benefit checks

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Friday, April 27 

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES

• The leaders of North and South Korea agreed to work towards denuclearization in the Korean peninsula and to pursue talks with the US to declare an official end to the Korean War.

• The GOP-led House intelligence committee released a report concluding that it found no evidence of collusion between the Trump 2016 campaign and Russia.

• House Speaker Paul Ryan was criticized by members of both parties after the dismissal of the House chaplain.

IN BROOKLYN

• An MTA worker pleaded guilty to stealing more than $150,000 in benefit checks meant for his deceased mother.

• The city is relocating three of the six “booze cruises” docked in Sheepshead Bay to Mill Basin.

• An off-duty MTA bus driver was accused of drunkenly striking a cop with her car.

SUBWAY STATUS

• Southbound 2 Subway trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Pelham Pkwy.

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

TRAFFIC

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between 48th St; Ramp and Exit 21 – 108th St.

• Delays on Belt System – Cross Island Pkwy southbound between Francis Lewis Blvd and Exit 30W – I-495 – Long island Expwy.

• Delays on I-295 southbound between Northern Blvd; NY 25A and Exit 4 – I-495 Long Island Expwy.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Blvd and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Wythe Ave and Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West.

• Accident on I-278 westbound at Atlantic Ave right lane blocked.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy Exit and Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West.

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

SCOREBOARD

Friday

The Yankees begin a three-game series with the Angels in Los Angeles. First pitch at 10:07 p.m.

The Mets head to San Diego for a three-game series with the Padres at 10:10 p.m.

Saturday

The Bronx Bombers face the Angels on the road at 9:07 p.m.

The Amazins’ take on the Padres in San Diego. First pitch at 8:40 p.m.

Sunday

The Yankees finish their series with the Angels at 8:08 p.m.

The Mets complete their road trip against the Padres at 4:10 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT

Avengers: Infinity War opened with $39 million in Thursday night preview showings.

• Amy Schumer is recovering after she was hospitalized for five days due to a kidney infection.

• ABBA announced the release of two new tracks for the first time in 35 years.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 9PM) – The team finds themselves trapped and under siege at the Lighthouse.

Hawaii Five-0 (NBC, 9PM) – Five-0 must help Duke after he is forced to steal crucial evidence from the police locker in exchange for his kidnapped granddaughter.

Blue Bloods (CBS, 10PM) – When Danny resorts to asking his incarcerated archenemy, Victor Lugo, for help locating a dangerous criminal who escaped from prison, Lugo refuses to assist unless he’s allowed to accompany them on the pursuit.  

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY

NETFLIX: 3% Season 2 – A futuristic thriller of a world divided into two domains, one of destruction and one of progress, and only 3% of those that try to transition to the better side are able to succeed.

HULU: Scrubs Season 9 – J.D. returns, but this time to teach med school, along with Turk, Drs. Cox and Kelso and Intern Denise.

AMAZON PRIME: All or Nothing: Dallas Cowboys Season 3 – The third season follows the Dallas Cowboys through their tumultuous 2017 campaign, which they enter with Super Bowl aspirations and exit one game short of the playoffs after a roller-coaster of controversy and emotion.

TECHNOLOGY

• Epic Games teased Fortnite Season 4 with a graphic that indicates a superhero-themed season.

• Microsoft released a preview of the features and changes to Office 2019 today.

• Do you need to convert a PDF into a Word document? Click here to learn how.

#TRENDINGNY

• #WWEGRR

• Bill Cosby

• #NFLDraft

• Infinity War

• Giants

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Williamsburg - Condo features 1 bedroom, 1 bath, living room/dining room, kitchen, and balcony. Asking $929,000.

Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Renovated 6 family home in pristine condition features 4,125 s/f of living space!  6 units: 12 BRs, 6 bath total. 1st flr apts have access to backyard. Large bsmt used as storage. Asking $2,449,000.

Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS

 Prospect Park – 8 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Madonna vs Britney.  LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Drive.

Saturday

• Various Times/Locations in Brooklyn - Spring Tree Giveaway.

• Prospect Park – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Sakura Matsuri.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave.

• Greenwood Heights – 3 to 5 p.m. – Secrets in Stone.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

• Flatbush – 3:30  & 8 p.m. – Set If Off – Live on Stage.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

• Manhattan Beach – 8 p.m. – Made in Brooklyn…Bound for Broadway.  One Stage & Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.

Sunday

• Prospect Park – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Sakura Matsuri.    Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave.

• Flatbush – 3:30 p.m. – Set If Off – Live on Stage.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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April 27th, 2018 at 4:10 pm

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Morning Buzz: Owner of pit bull who attacked straphanger arrested, Protest against Brooklyn NRA fundraiser

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Friday, April 27

Weather
• Rain, and possibly thunder, all day. High of 58 degrees. Partly cloudy on Saturday with showers in the evening. High of 63. Sunday will be mostly cloudy and cooler, with a high of 54 degrees.

Top Stories
• Bill Cosby was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, and is likely headed to prison at age 80.

• North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un crossed the DMZ for historic talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

• Two women have accused veteran NBC journalist and anchor Tom Brokaw of making unwanted advances toward them.

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Sakura Matsuri  Sat Apr 28th & Sun Apr 29th  10am-6pm  Sakura Matsuri, the Garden’s annual celebration of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture, offers over 60 events and performances during a two-day festival.  Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 990 Washington Avenue, Prospect Park
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Brooklyn News
• Police have arrested the Brooklyn owner of the pit bull that attacked a subway rider, and charged him with assault and reckless endangerment.

• Protesters rallied against an NRA fundraiser in Dyker Heights, while attendees defended their right to be attend.

• Governor Cuomo touted $1.4 billion in state projects in Brooklyn, including new housing, playgrounds and even a new waterfront park.

Politics
• Radio host and Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa is mulling a gubernatorial bid as the Reform Party candidate. Meanwhile, meet the GOP’s apparent nominee.

• The U.S. Senate has confirmed Mike Pompeo as the new Secretary of State.

Entertainment
• Cardi B’s former manager is suing the artist for $10 million after being sidelined.

• SNL’s Colin Jost and Michael Che will host the Emmys this year.

Buzzing Back

• In 1997 Andrew Cunanan begins his killing spree.  In July of that year he reached his “celebrity stardom” when he killed this famous designer outside his South Beach, Miami mansion.

• In 1932 radio personality Casey Kasem is born in Detroit, Michigan. On July 4th, 1970 this music radio program premiered bringing him national fame.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the Bill Cosby trials reveals that the criminal justice system still protects sexual predators.

• The Post says de Blasio’s answer about sexual harassment culture at the DOE leaves a lot to be desired.

In the Blogs
• Take part in a table tennis clinic at the McCarren Play Center in preparationfor the 2018 Senior Games.

• The XY Chromosome Project is opening at the Court Tree Gallery in Carroll Gardens next month.

Trending in New York
• Patriots
• Sam Darnold
• Calvin Ridley
• #DragRace
• Sony Michel

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (15-9), powered by a walk-off home run by Gary Sanchez, came back to sweep the Twins, 4-3.

• The Mets (15-8) fell to the Cardinals in 13 innings, 4-3.

• The Giants selected running back Saquon Barkley with the second pick, while the Jets picked their future quarterback in Sam Darnold.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees begin a three-game series with the Angels in Los Angeles. First pitch at 10:07 p.m.
• The Mets head to San Diego for a three-game series with the Padres at 10:10 p.m.
Saturday
• The Bronx Bombers face the Angels on the road at 9:07 p.m.
• The Amazins’ take on the Padres in San Diego. First pitch at 8:40 p.m.
Sunday
• The Yankees finish their series with the Angels at 8:08 p.m.
• The Mets complete their road trip against the Padres at 4:10 p.m.

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

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Dreamland Roller Disco  Fri Apr 27th 8pm  Madonna vs. Britney Spears. We encourage guests to dress in costume!  Guests must be 21+, valid ID required.  Tickets  LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Drive, Prospect Park
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Real Estate
• Rents along nearly half of Brooklyn’s major retail corridors took a dive over the winter, according to a new report.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 29th 1:30-3pm  55 S5th Street, Williamsburg  Brick 4 family Townhouse w/ backyard.  Four large 1BR units; one on each floor.  Buildable 1,000 s/f backyard.  Asking $3,250,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 29th 11am-12:30pm  794 Hart Street, Unit 1B, Bushwick  2 BR condo features 2.5 baths, pvt yard, parking & storage space, walk-in closet, furnished roof deck, central a/c & heat, dishwasher, washer/dryer hookup.  Asking $950,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-782-4411

• Sold – Bay Ridge – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000-square-foot co-op at 7201 4th Avenue for $475,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Here are some of the best Brooklyn restaurants for a splurge meal.

• Some of New York City’s most anticipated spring and summer openings are in Brooklyn.

Restaurant ABC’s – New Lots
Grade A – Rico Chimi Brooklyn, 2928 Atlantic Ave. – Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Caoba Brooklyn Bistro100 Jamaica Ave. – Evidence of mice.
Grade C – China Tastes627 Sutter Ave. – Evidence of mice, Live roaches, Food not protected from potential contamination.

Events
• Coney Island – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Alliance for Coney Island hosts second round of screening events ahead of summer season. MCU Stadium, 1904 Surf Ave.

• Prospect Park – 8 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Madonna vs Britney.  LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Drive

Saturday
• Various Times/Locations in Brooklyn - Spring Tree Giveaway.
• Prospect Park – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Sakura Matsuri.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue
• Greenwood Heights – 3 to 5 p.m. – Secrets in Stone.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
• Flatbush – 3:30  & 8 p.m. – Set If Off – Live on Stage.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave
• Manhattan Beach – 8 p.m. – Made in Brooklyn…Bound for Broadway.  One Stage & Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.
Sunday
• Prospect Park – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Sakura Matsuri.    Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue
• Flatbush – 3:30 p.m. – Set If Off – Live on Stage.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

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April 27th, 2018 at 3:55 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault, Police ask for public’s help in Brooklyn murder investigation

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Thursday, April 26 

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES

• Bill Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand inside his Philadelphia home in 2004.

•  President Trump’s VA pick, Ronny Jackson, withdrew his nomination amid allegations of professional misconduct.

• President Trump seemed to confirm for the first time that Michael Cohen represented him as part of a payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.

IN BROOKLYN

• Police are asking for the public’s help in the investigation of a woman who was found butchered in Canarsie Park.

• One person was left injured after a fire broke out in a Sunset Park building.

• The northeast edge of Prospect Park is set to receive new plants, decorative fencing, and lighting as part of a $2.4 million beautification project.

SUBWAY STATUS

• Southbound 4 Subway and 5 Subway trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Grand Central-42 St.

• Southbound A Subway and C Subway trains are running with delays because of a rail condition at Hoyt-Schermerhorn.

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

TRAFFIC

• Delays on I-278 westbound from Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy to 39th St.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound from Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expwy to I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from 69th Rd; Ramp to Exit 5 – 101st Ave.

• Delays on Belt System – Southern Pkwy eastbound from I-678- Van Wyck Expwy; Ramp to Springfield Blvd.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit 30 – Flushing Ave to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

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

SCOREBOARD

The Yankees (14-9) topped the Twins, 7-4. They wrap up the series with the Twins with a 1:05 p.m. matinee.

The Mets (15-7) fell to the Cardinals, 9-1. They finish their three-game road set with the Cardinals at 1:15 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT

• Kanye West shared his text messages with John Legend on Twitter regarding West’s recent vocal support for President Trump.

• The family of Swedish DJ Avicii released a second statement that implies that he took his own life.

• Kelis claimed that her ex-husband Nas was mentally and physically abusive during their five-year marriage.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8PM) – Sheldon goes to Vegas to win money for science. Also, Penny and Bernadette take Amy wedding dress shopping, but her terrible choice entangles them in a web of lies.

Arrow (CW, 9PM) – Oliver turns to an old friend to help battle Diaz. Meanwhile, Rene is out of the hospital but has a hard time re-adjusting to life as Wild Dog.

•  Quantico (ABC, 10PM) – The Season 3 premiere picks up three years later with Alex living a peaceful, anonymous life in Italy. However, Ryan persuades her to abandon the idyllic existence and help him rescue Shelby from a notorious international arms dealer known only as The Widow.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY

NETFLIX: Money Heist Season 1 – Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan.

HULU: House of Lies Season 1 – A subversive, scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier firm.

AMAZON PRIME: Inventions that Shook the World Season 1 – Go on a decade-by-decade voyage of discovery through life-changing inventions, like the radio that made the world smaller, the machine gun that made it more dangerous, or the parking meter that made it more expensive. 

TECHNOLOGY

• Snapchat introduced the second version of its Spectacles video glasses.

• Rumors are pointing towards Apple releasing an updated iPhone SE.

•  Did you know you can turn your old phone into a security camera that you can watch from anywhere? Click here to learn how.

#TRENDINGNY

• Bill Cosby

• Kanye

• #NFLDraft

• LeBron

• Infinity War

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Greenpoint – Rare 3 Family Gem (2 Vacant Apartments). 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 Price $1,900,000.

Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Greenpoint – Apartment features: cozy ling-size Bedroom w/ 2 windows, eat in kitchen, living room, large window, lots of natural light. Heat & hot water included. Minutes from all shopping, cafes & nightlife. Cats are welcome! Short Distance to the Greenpoint G Train! Asking $1,995/month.

Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS

• Brooklyn Heights - 6:30 p.m. – Roasted: The History of Coffee in NYC. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.

• Park Slope – 7 p.m. – 78th Precinct hosts neighborhood policing and safety meeting. Old First Reformed Church, 729 Carroll St.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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April 26th, 2018 at 4:29 pm

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Morning Buzz: Math teacher arrested for sexually abusing teen, Dov Hikind won’t seek reelection

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Thursday, April 26

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 69 degrees.

Top Stories
• The “Golden State Killer,” a former cop who terrorized California with rapes and murders decades ago, was finally jailed thanks to DNA evidence.

• Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen will assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in the Stormy Daniels lawsuit.

• New York City landlords plan to ask for a 4 percent rent hike on one-year leases and a 7 percent increase on two-year leases.

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Spring Tree Giveaway  Sat Apr 28th  Hours vary on location. Find a tree giveaway in your neighborhood, and pick up a free tree to plant in your yard.  Brooklyn
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Brooklyn News
• An East Flatbush math teacher was arrested for sexually abusing a 15-year-old student.

• A Mill Basin mother who stepped into her teenager daughter’s playground fight to assault a teen now says she was just taking on a bully.

• A Brooklyn man who slit his wife’s throat “from side to side” inside a car was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Politics
• GOP gubernatorial candidate John DeFrancisco has shut down his campaignafter losing support to a rival.

• Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind, an influential figure in the Jewish community, won’t seek reelection after 36 years in office.

Entertainment
• Hank Azaria is willing to stop voicing The Simpsons’ Apu after a documentary criticized the impact of the character.

• Kim Kardashian defended her husband Kanye West after the artist went on a Twitter rant about his love for Donald Trump.

Buzzing Back

• In 1977 Studio 54 opens.  Take a look at some of the famous and infamous people who hung out there.

• In 1933 actress and comedian Carol Burnett is born in San Antonio, Texas.  From 1967 to 1978, she starred in her own show, which has been hailed as one of the greatest comedy shows in history.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the judicial system has rebuked Trump’s senseless and cruel policies again.

• The Post says the new chancellor’s decision to keep a failing school open is another way to protect adults over kids.

In the Blogs
• Here’s a list of ramen shops popping up in Greenpoint.

• The annual Cobble Hill tree fund plant sale is set for May 5.

Trending in New York
• Thunder
#Suits
#SCCL2018
Charlie Rose
#RHONY

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (14-9) topped the Twins, 7-4. They wrap up the series with the Twins with a 1:05 p.m. matinee.

• The Mets (15-7) fell to the Cardinals, 9-1. They finish their three-game road set with the Cardinals at 1:15 p.m.

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

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Secrets in Stone  Sat Apr 28th  3-5pm   There is a secret language at Green-Wood that’s etched upon the monuments: cemetery symbology. This eye-opening walking tour will showcase the meaning of these eternal, but sometimes cryptic, images. $20   Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Greenwood Heights
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Real Estate
• A new report found one-bedroom prices in New York City remaining stagnant, while two-bedrooms are going up.

OPEN HOUSE –  Sun Apr 29th 3:30-4:30pm  243 Devoe Street, Williamsburg  Renovated 6 family home in good condition.  1st flr apts have access to private backyard.  Unlimited potential for buyers or investors!  Asking $2,449,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 29th 1-2:30pm  1616 Putnam Avenue, Ridgewood  Two family brick home w/ basement.  Property has lots of “Old Charm”.  4.5 BRs, 2 bath total.  Large fenced in yard w/ beautiful garden.  Asking $1,299,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Fort Hamilton – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800-square-foot co-op at 8701 Shore Road for $449,000. Zillow.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s the story behind Melania Trump’s all-white outfit for the White House’s state visit.

• The new American Apparel look resembles the old iteration of the brand.

Events
• Coney Island10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Alliance for Coney Island to host second round of screening events ahead of summer season. MCU Stadium, 1904 Surf Ave.

Dyker Heights10:30 a.m. – Chancellor Richard Carranza visits STEM class and virtual enterprise class. JHS 259, 7305 Fort Hamilton Parkway.

Prospect HeightsNoon – NYC Parks, Prospect Park Alliance celebrate major improvements coming to Prospect Park. Grand Army Plaza and Flatbush Ave.

Bed-StuyNoon – Governor Andrew Cuomo, Public Advocate Letitia James make announcement. Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA, 139 Monroe St.

Brooklyn Heights - 6:30 p.m. – Roasted: The History of Coffee in NYC. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.

• Park Slope7 p.m. – 78th Precinct hosts neighborhood policing and safety meeting. Old First Reformed Church, 729 Carroll St.Morning Buzz: Math teacher arrested for sexually abusing teen, Dov Hikind won’t seek reelection

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April 26th, 2018 at 4:20 pm

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by MK Vision Center in Forest Hills

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Wednesday, April 25 

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES

• A suspect believed to be the Golden State Killer, who is accused of 12 killings and 45 rapes in California from 1976 to 1986, was arrested.

• The Supreme Court’s conservative justices appeared to support President Trump’s authority for the travel ban during the oral arguments in the case.

• French President Emmanuel Macron argued that the US should stay in the Iran nuclear and the Paris Climate accord.



IN BROOKLYN

• The city issued a report that states there were zero cases of drug possession, drug sales, or drug use inside a Crown Heights shelter despite contradicting reports by homeless service cops assigned there.

• Brooklyn state Assembyman Dov Hikind announced that he will not seek reelection after 36 years in office.

• Police are searching for a group of men who purchased nearly $2,000 worth of gift cards with counterfeit money in Queens and Brooklyn stores.

SUBWAY STATUS

• Northbound 1 Subway trains are running with delays because of a rail condition at 96 St.

• Northbound 6 Subway trains are running express from 14 St-Union Sq to Grand Central-42 St because of a train with mechanical problems at 14 St-Union Sq. Expect delays in 4 Subway5 Subway and 6 Subway train service.

• Jamaica Center-bound J Subway and Broadway Junction-bound M Subway trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Delancey St-Essex St.

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

TRAFFIC

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Rd; Ramp and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Belt System – Southern Pkwy and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Adelphi St and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

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

SCOREBOARD

The Yankees (13-9) overpowered the Twins, 8-3. They host the Twins again at 6:35 p.m.

The Mets (15-6) topped the Cardinals, 6-5. They face the Cardinals in St. Louis at 8:15 p.m.

• The Sports Pope is back! Mike Francesa will return to afternoon drive at WFAN, but had to take a significant pay cut.

ENTERTAINMENT

 Actor Hank Azaria said he is willing to step aside from playing controversial character Apu on “The Simpsons”.

• Kanye West seemed to indicate his support for President Trump after referring to him as his brother on Twitter.

• George R.R. Martin announced two “Games of Thrones” prequel books but said the next book in the series has been delayed.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT

The Blacklist (NBC, 8PM) – Liz uses intel from an unexpected source to force a race with Red to uncover the secrets he holds, as Red initiates a plan to retrieve the duffel bag of bones.

Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – After an incident at Riverdale High leaves the town on edge, Archie leads the charge to uncover the culprit. Meanwhile, the reveal of a devastating secret leads to a violent showdown between Chic, Jughead, Betty and Alice.

Suits (USA, 9PM) – Harvey and Louis are blindsided by an attack against Specter Litt. Meanwhile, Mike can’t turn his back on the clinic when a class action suit overwhelms Nathan and Oliver.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY

NETFLIX: Bill Nye: Science Guy – The dynamic, bow-tied host behind the young adult science show faces climate-change skeptics as he demonstrates the importance of scientific evidence.

HULU: The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 – Offred reckons with the consequences of a dangerous decision while haunted by memories from her past and the violent beginnings of Gilead

AMAZON PRIME: Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 6 – Cheryl talks Larry into adopting the Blacks, a family displaced by a hurricane, and Larry invents the ‘perfect’ excuse for missing a pair of parties.

TECHNOLOGY

• Google launched its revamp of Gmail, which includes self-destructing messages, email snoozing, and more.

• An e-waste recycler and inventor must serve a 15-month prison sentence for selling Microsoft restore disks.

• Do you want to upload pictures to your Instagram from your computer? Click here to learn how on PC or Mac.

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Williamsburg – All brick mixed-use property/ 3 units + garage in prime Williamsburg! Asking $2,795,000

Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Williamsburg – Studio features lots of natural light, open living/kitchen space, closet space, and hardwood floors. Heat and hot water included. Only 1 block to Hewes St M, J, Z trains. Asking $1,650/month.

Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS

• Greenpoint - 8 p.m. – Free Screening: Eraserhead. Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Morning Buzz: Drug cartel boss extradited to Brooklyn, Simcha Felder to continue caucusing with Republicans

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Wednesday, April 25

Weather
• Cloudy with periods of rain. High of 59 degrees.

Top Stories
• A federal judge ruled against the Trump administration’s decision to end the DACA program shielding young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

• More details emerged of inappropriate behavior by Trump’s VA secretary nominee, including drunkenly banging on the hotel door of a female employee.

• This video of a pit bull chomping down on a straphanger’s foot on the 4 train is going viral.

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Roasted: The History of Coffee in NYC  Thurs Apr 26th  6:30pm  From Arbuckle Coffee to Brooklyn Roasting Company, coffee has been at the center of Brooklyn life for well over a century.   $10   Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights
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Brooklyn News
• A Jewish father from Crown Heights is now afraid to leave his house after surviving an anti-Semitic attack.

• Brooklyn Heights neighbors believe nearby rats are getting huge by feasting on trash outside a Chipotle.

• A feared Colombian cartel boss is being extradited to Brooklyn to face federal drug trafficking charges.

Politics
• Here are the results of last night’s state special elections, including two Democratic victories in the State Senate.

• Brooklyn State Senator Simcha Felder will continue to caucus with Republicans, denying Democrats the majority.

Entertainment
• Meek Mill celebrated his release from prison by attending a Philadelphia 76ersgame with Kevin Hart.

• “Smallville” star Tom Welling is now engaged to longtime girlfriend Jessica Rose Lee.

Buzzing Back

• In 1990 The Fender Stratocaster guitar this performer played this song on at Woodstock is auctioned off in London for $295,000.

• In 1940 actor Al Pacino is born in New York City, NY.  In 1972, he made his career breakthrough playing this mobster in this movie series.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Trump’s pick to lead the VA has no management experience and a history of being drunk on the job.

• The Post says Andrew Cuomo’s lurches to the left because of Cynthia Nixonare looking desperate.

In the Blogs
• Brooklyn Botanic Garden is hosting its annual Cherry Blossom Festival this weekend.

• Bushwick resident Frank Davis shares his black bean chili recipe.

Trending in New York
• PhilaUnite
• #Rise
• #RHOBHReunion
• James Johnson
• Cespedes

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (13-9) overpowered the Twins, 8-3. They host the Twins again at 6:35 p.m.

• The Mets (15-6) topped the Cardinals, 6-5. They face the Cardinals in St. Louis at 8:15 p.m.

• The Sports Pope is back! Mike Francesa will return to afternoon drive at WFAN, but had to take a significant pay cut.

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

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Made in Brooklyn….Bound for Broadway  Sat Apr 28th  8pm  A musical celebration of the songwriters and artists we know and love who hail from Brooklyn.  $30-$32  On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd, Manhattan Beach
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Real Estate
• Co-working companies like WeWork are ramping up in New York City with increasing competition from commercial landlords.

• For Rent – Skillman Avenue, Williamsburg - 1 BR, 1.5 bath, sleek wood floors, large windows.  Heat/Hot Water included.  Asking $2,250/month  Castoria Real Estate  718-388-9830

• For Rent – Newton Street @ Graham Avenue, Greenpoint  – RR layout apt features 3 rooms plus kitchen.  Exposed brick wall, windows in every room, SS appliances, EIK w/ island.  Asking $2,300/month  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Dumbo – A two-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,689-square-foot condo at 30 Main Street for $2.04 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Wells Fargo’s shareholders approved fatter paychecks for its executivesdespite the company’s troubles.

• Coca-Cola’s sales surged after rebooting its Diet Coke brand with new flavors.

Events
• Greenpoint - 8 p.m. – Free Screening: Eraserhead. Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

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April 26th, 2018 at 3:37 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Trump suggests VA nominee should withdraw amid allegations, Colombian cartel boss extradited Brooklyn

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Tuesday, April 24

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES

• President Trump’s VA nominee was accused of overseeing a hostile work environment, overprescribing drugs, and drinking on the job. The president suggested he should withdraw.

• The driver who plowed through a crowded Toronto sidewalk was charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder.

• President Trump said he is open to a new deal with European allies that would preserve the Iran nuclear agreement.

IN BROOKLYN

• A Colombian cartel boss was extradited to Brooklyn to face federal drug and trafficking charges.

• Residents and drivers in Coney Island expressed concern over road construction work that is causing pedestrian and traffic issues.

• The 38th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival will be held this weekend at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

SUBWAY STATUS

 Northbound A Subway trains are running with delays because of signal problems at 50 St.

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

TRAFFIC

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between 48th St; Ramp and Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound between 69th Rdand Springfield Blvd; Ramp.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Rd; Ramp and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Blvd and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 33 – Mcguinness Blvd; Humboldt St and West 9th St; I-278.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound between 82nd St and Northern Blvd; NY 25A.

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

SCOREBOARD

The Yankees (12-9) blew out the Minnesota Twins, 14-1. They face the Twins at Yankees Stadium again at 6:35 p.m.

The Mets (14-6) are in St. Louis to take on the Cardinals. First pitch is at 8:15 p.m.

• Mike Francesa’s ego led him to overestimate his value in the marketplace, but a return to WFAN would be a mistake, Bob Raissman writes in the Daily News.

ENTERTAINMENT

• “Smallville” star Tom Welling became engaged with longtime girlfriend Jessica Rose Lee.

• Brooklyn federal prosecutors are open to cutting a deal with actress Allison Mack in her sex cult trafficking case.

• Hot 97 host Ebro Darden said Kanye West referred to being addicted to opioids and in the hospital during a recent phone conversation.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT

The 100 (CW, 9PM) – In the season premiere, Clarke struggles to survive on a desolate, scorched earth. Meanwhile, her friends in space come across a long-awaited beacon of hope.

New Girl (9:30PM) – Nervous about Ruth’s interview at a prestigious pre-school, Schmidt recruits Jess to help her prepare. Meanwhile, Nick procrastinates writing, and Winston prepares to confront his fear of testifying in court.

Legion (FX, 10PM) – David is tested.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY

NETFLIX: Kevin James: Never Don’t Give Up – Kevin James makes his long-awaited return to stand-up in this family-friendly special, dishing on fatherhood, fans, his disdain for allergies and more.

HULU: Vikings Season 5 – Ivar the Boneless asserts his leadership over the Great Heathen Army; Lagertha reigns as Queen of Kattegat. Ragnar’s sons plot their next moves. Bjorn follows his destiny; Floki submits himself to the will of the Gods.

AMAZON PRIME: Eureka Season 1 – A newly hired Sheriff reports for duty in the small, bucolic Pacific Northwest town of Eureka and soon discovers that it is not what it seems.

TECHNOLOGY

• Spotify launched a redesigned version of its app that includes on-demand playlists for free users.

• Facebook’s rules and guidelines about what its users can and cannot post were revealed.

• Are you new to Instagram Stories? Click here for some tips.

#TRENDINGNY

• Kanye

• Waffle House

• #DescribeTwitterBadly

• #TuesdayThoughts

• Macron

REAL ESTATE

• For Rent – Greenpoint – Apartment features 1 bedroom, 1 full bath, Large eat-in kitchen, 4 room railroad layout, office space, 2 blocks to McCarren Park, only 4 min walk to Nassau G train. asking $2,350/month. 

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 Price $1,689,000.

Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS

• Greenwood Heights – 6:30 p.m. – Spring Wreaths. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

• Dumbo – 7:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James speaks at The Wing TueNight Live Storytelling Event. The Wing Dumbo, 1 Main St.

• Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers remarks at Brooklyn Public Library’s annual gala. Weylin, 175 Broadway.

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April 26th, 2018 at 3:35 am

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Morning Buzz: NYPD investigates two attacks on Jewish men, Body washes up near Mill Basin

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Tuesday, April 24

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 62 degrees. Rain expected in the evening.

Top Stories
• A college student obsessed with mass murderers killed 10 people and injured 15 others after driving a van through a Toronto sidewalk.

• Police arrested the gunman accused of killing four people at a Nashville-area Waffle House after a frantic manhunt.

• Shortly after his wife’s death, former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized for an infection and is recovering.

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Spring Wreaths  Tues Apr 24th  6:30pm  Impress your friends and family with a beautiful hand-crafted wreath to celebrate the new season.  $55  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Greenwood Heights
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Brooklyn News
• The NYPD is investigating two separate attacks on Jewish men, one in Crown Heights and another in East Flatbush.

• Meanwhile, an anti-Semitic firefighter was transferred out of a Borough Park fire station for his history of offensive tweets.

• City officials are investigating the cause of death of a man whose body washed up on shore in Mill Basin.

Politics
• Governor Cuomo introduced a bill to ban plastic bags statewide right after Cynthia Nixon bashed him on the environment.

• City & State spells out what to look for in today’s special election.

Entertainment
• Here are the first photos of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s third child, a baby boy.

 Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson and longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian welcomed their second daughter to the world.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976 Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels makes an on-air offer to pay this band $3,000 to reunite on the show.  Unfortunately, it never happened.

• In 1942 singer and actress Barbra Streisand is born in New York City, NY.  In 1977, this song from this movie earned her an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

Opinion
• The Daily News says hate crimes offend the spirit of New York City and have no place here.

• The Post says the growing number of assaults and threats in schools was hidden by the Department of Education.

In the Blogs
• This building with a colorful, psychedelic design is coming to Bushwick.

• Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day this weekend with the third annual Brooklyn Bookstore Crawl.

Trending in New York
• Jazz
• Melo
• #MyHandleExplained
• Thunder
• Utah

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (12-9) blew out the Minnesota Twins, 14-1. They face the Twins at Yankees Stadium again at 6:35 p.m.

• The Mets (14-6) are in St. Louis to take on the Cardinals. First pitch is at 8:15 p.m.

• Mike Francesa’s ego led him to overestimate his value in the marketplace, but a return to WFAN would be a mistake, Bob Raissman writes in the Daily News.

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

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Free Screening: Eraserhead  Wed Apr 25th  8pm  Henry (John Nance) resides alone in a bleak apartment surrounded by industrial gloom – and life gets weirder by the day! Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue, Greenpoint
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Real Estate
• The Chetrit Group received an $82.5 million refinancing loan for its Downtown Brooklyn residential and hotel property.

• For Lease - 319 Graham Avenue, Williamsburg – 3,250 s/f commercial retail, new construction, corner space.  Excellent location and tremendous corner exposure.  Floor to ceiling windows surround the entire space.  Close to L & G trains.  Asking $10,050/month  Pepe Real Estate  718-388-8600

• For Rent – Manhattan Avenue @ Jackson Avenue, Williamsburg - Renovated 1 BR condo style apt features floor to ceiling windows, balcony, SS appliances, dishwasher, roofdeck w/ fantastic views, laundry in building.  Asking $2,890/month  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Flatlands – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,204-square-foot house at 1349 East 59th Street for $437,500. Zillow.

Technology
• Amazon is working on a “top-secret” plan to build domestic robots.

• Apple’s rumored next iPhone, the iPhone SE 2, could have wireless charging and a glass backing.

Events
• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 11 a.m. – City, state and local elected officials celebrate opening of CAMBA Gardens Phase II. 560 Winthrop St.

• Bay Ridge – 3 p.m. – Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Arab American Association of New York host roundtable on Trump administration’s travel ban. El-Maqdis Islamic Center, 6206 Sixth Ave.

• Bay Ridge - 3 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams helps Yemeni-owned bodega shut down for an hour in solidarity with fight against Muslim travel ban. 80th Street Deli, 8014 Fifth Ave.

• Greenwood Heights – 6:30 p.m. – Spring Wreaths. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

• Dumbo – 7:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James speaks at The Wing TueNight Live Storytelling Event. The Wing Dumbo, 1 Main St.

• Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers remarks at Brooklyn Public Library’s annual gala. Weylin, 175 Broadway.

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April 26th, 2018 at 3:27 am

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by Beacon Eldercare

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Monday, April 23

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES

• The gunman accused of killing four people outside of a Nashville Waffle House over the weekend was arrested by police.

• A driver was arrested after multiple pedestrians were struck by a white van in Toronto.

• Governor Cuomo proposed a bill that would ban single-use plastic carryout bags statewide.

IN BROOKLYN

• The body of a man was discovered floating near the shore of Mill Basin.

• A Brooklyn assemblyman wants a firefighter accused of making anti-Semitic comments to be removed from a Borough Park firehouse.

• A teen was arrested for the fatal shooting of a Brooklyn father on Easter Sunday in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. 



SUBWAY STATUS

• Northbound 1 Subway trains are running express from 137 St-City College to 157 St because of signal problems at 137 St-City College.

• Northbound C Subway trains are running express from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle because of signal problems at Canal St. You may experience delays on A Subway trains.

• Some southbound E Subway trains are stopping along the F Subway line from W 4 St-Washington Sq to 2 Av and then end because of switch problems at World Trade Center. Expect delays in both directions.

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

TRAFFIC

• Disabled vehicle on I-278 eastbound at NY 27; Prospect Expwy right lane blocked until further notice.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between Exit 20 – Junction Blvd / Queens Blvd and Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

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

SCOREBOARD

The Mets (14-6) and the Atlanta Braves game was postponed last night. There’s a doubleheader scheduled for Memorial Day.

The Yankees (11-9) beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-1.

ENTERTAINMENT

• Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed their newborn son this morning.

• The Rock and longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian welcomed their second daughter.

• Bill Cosby decided not take the stand in his sexual assault retrial as the defense rested its case.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT

Lucifer (FOX, 8PM) – When a prima ballerina is brutally murdered, Lucifer helps Chloe solve the case and attempts to keep her focus away from Pierce.

The Terror (AMC, 9PM) – With the end of their provisions in sight, officers contemplate an 800-mile walkout while planning a party to raise the men’s worsening spirits.

The Crossing (ABC, 10PM) – Desperate to rescue his son, Oliver, from a potentially lethal situation, Jude reaches out to Emma with a request that could endanger the lives of everyone at the camp. 

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY

NETFLIX: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Season 1 – An exploration of our discovery of the laws of nature and coordinates in space and time.

HULU: Superstore Season 1 – A look at the lives of employees at a big box store.

AMAZON PRIME: All or Nothing: Michigan Wolverines Season 1 – Head coach Jim Harbaugh leads his alma mater’s young team as the series provides an intimate look at the lives, both on the field and off, of the student athletes charged with carrying on Michigan’s legacy.

TECHNOLOGY

• Amazon is reportedly working on a home robot under the codename “Vesta.”

• Apple’s agreement to buy Shazam has drawn an in-depth investigation by the European Commission.

• Do you want to improve your photography? Click here for 41 tips and tricks you can use.

#TRENDINGNY

• #RHOA

• Waffle House

• #WorldBookDay

• #MondayMotivation

• #royalbaby

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Williamsburg - Condo features 1 bedroom, 1 bath, living room/dining room, kitchen, and balcony. Asking $929,000.

Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• For Sale – Williamsburg - Charming brick 4 family Townhouse features four large 1 BR apts on each floor.  Hardwood floors, lots of windows, giant kitchen, decorative fireplace.  Asking $3,250,000.

Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS

• Downtown Brooklyn – 6 p.m. – Brooklyn Community Board 2 Executive Committee Meeting. Long Island University, Library Learning Center, Room 515 (LLC515), DeKalb and Hudson Aves.

 Cobble Hill - 6:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Community Board 6 Permits/Licenses Committee Meeting. Cobble Hill Community Meeting Room, 250 Baltic St.

 Williamsburg – 7:30 p.m. – Buying Into Brooklyn.  Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N11th St.

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April 26th, 2018 at 3:24 am

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Morning Buzz: Principal removed from Brooklyn HS following sex assault case, new video of Syracuse University frat surfaces

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Monday, April 23

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 64 degrees.

Top Stories
• Four former presidents came together to pay tribute to the late Barbara Bush.

• Another offensive video has surfaced of Syracuse University’s fraternity Theta Tau.

• There’s a manhunt underway for a man who killed four people outside of a Nashville Waffle House.

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Set it Off – Live on Stage  Sat Apr 28th & Sun Apr 29th  This cult classic comes to life during an action packed stage play.  Tkts start at $69.50   Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
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Brooklyn News
• The principal at It Takes A Village Academy has been removed and two teens have been arrested in relation to a school sexual assault case.

• The four-month murder-free stretch in East New York has ended after a man was fatally shot on Sunday.

• An off-duty FDNY paramedic was arrested on Sunday after drunkenly crashing his car on the BQE and then refusing to take a Breathalyzer test.

Politics
• Michael Bloomberg announced that he will give $4.5 million to fulfill the U.S.’s commitment to the Paris climate agreement.

• The chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Trump can’t expect to “charm” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un into giving up his nuclear weapons.

Entertainment
• The music world lost Swedish powerhouse DJ Avicii while the film industry lost popular Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer this weekend.

Weekend Box Office
• A Quiet Place: $22 million
• Rampage (2018): $21 million
• I Feel Pretty: $16.2 million
• Super Troopers 2: $14.7 million
• Truth or Dare: $7.9 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1974 Mama Cass Elliot collapses before an appearance on The Tonight Show where she had been scheduled to host. From 1965 to 1968 she was a member of this band.

• In 1960 actress Valerie Bertinelli is born in Wilmington, Delaware.  In 1981, she married this famous guitarist.

Opinion
• The Times argues that special counsel Robert Mueller has brought to light the shady practices in the interlinked worlds of banking, law and lobbying.

• The Post rails against Governor Cuomo calling himself the undocumented son of poor immigrants.

In the Blogs
• Bushwick Daily says Bushwick’s restaurants averaged a “B” letter grade in 2017 in addition to other fun facts about cleanliness.

• A new Mexican restaurant is coming to Greenpoint’s smallest building.

Trending in New York
• Kate Middleton
• #royalbaby
• Salah Abdeslam
• William Shakespeare
• Duchess of Cambridge

Scoreboard
• The Mets (14-6) and the Atlanta Braves game was postponed last night. There’s a doubleheader scheduled for Memorial Day.

• The Yankees (11-9) beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-1.

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

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Buying Into Brooklyn  Mon Apr 23rd  7:30pm  A crash course on homebuying that will give you essential info and key strategies to help you in your home search. Each ticket includes a beer!  $10-$12  Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N. 11th Street, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• Eliot Spitzer discussed the ongoing evolution of Williamsburg and its waterfront as well as his latest projects with Yimby.

• For Sale – 329 Graham Avenue, Williamsburg – Two family home &retail space on  25×100 lot.  Great for end user or developer.  Close to transportation.  Fully vacant by closing.  Asking $4,800,000  Pepe Real Estate  718-388-8600

• For Rent – Nassau Avenue, Greenpoint – Spacious storefront located on busy, fast paced avenue.  Corner store, 2 basements, close to all.  Asking $4,000/month  Castoria Real Estate  718-388-9830

• Sold – Greenpoint – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,238-square-foot condo at 868 Lorimer St. for $1.625 million. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday, around 11:40 p.m., a 32-year-old man riding a motorcycle was traveling on East 98th Street when the driver of a light blue Ford Crown Victoria attempted to make a U-turn and struck the motorcyclist. The driver of the Ford left the scene and the motorcyclist was treated and released for a broken leg. Police are looking for the driver of the Ford, which may have Pennsylvania license plates.

• On Sunday, around 4:20 p.m., 22-year-old school safety agent Rahdasia Davenport was arrested and charged with menacing, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Events
• Prospect Park – 8:30 a.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams will lead dozens of Brooklynites on his fourth annual Bike-to-Work ride. Willink Entrance, Flatbush Ave. at Empire Blvd.

• Downtown Brooklyn – 10:30 a.m. –  The New York City Coalition for Adult Literacy hosts a press conference with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, council members and 300 students enrolled in adult literacy classes. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Downtown Brooklyn – 6 p.m. – Brooklyn Community Board 2 Executive Committee Meeting. Long Island University, Library Learning Center, Room 515 (LLC515), DeKalb and Hudson avenues

 Cobble Hill - 6:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Community Board 6 Permits/Licenses Committee Meeting. Cobble Hill Community Meeting Room, 250 Baltic St.

 Williamsburg – 7:30 p.m. – Buying Into Brooklyn.  Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N11th Street

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April 26th, 2018 at 3:18 am

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