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Morning Buzz: Man fatally shot in Cooper Park Houses, Rider attacked on L train

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Monday, January 21

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of just 15 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump lashed out at Democrats for rejecting his offer to provide temporary protections for Dreamers in exchange for wall funding.

• Catholic school students wearing MAGA hats taunted a Native American playing his ceremonial drum in a video that went viral.

• Bundle up! New York City is being blasted with dangerously cold weatherthese next two days.

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33rd Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Mon Jan 21st 10:30am New York City’s largest public celebration bringing world-renowned activists, public figures and civic leaders together. Free! BAM – Peter J. Sharp Bldg, 30 Lafayette Ave., Downtown.
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Brooklyn News
• A 28-year-old man was fatally shot inside the Cooper Park Houses in East Williamsburg.

• A violent stranger attacked a fellow straphanger on the L train in Greenpoint.

• The mayor slammed a Brooklyn prep school for failing to discipline students who made a video in blackface.

Politics
• Democratic candidate Kirsten Gillibrand touted her small town roots as she kicks off campaigning in Iowa.

• State Senator John Liu still hasn’t set up his district office in Queens yet.

Entertainment
• Pete Davidson addressed his suicide scare in the latest episode of SNL.

Weekend Box Office
• Glass: $40.5 million
• The Upside: $15.6 million
• Dragon Ball Super: Broly: $10.6 million
• Aquaman: $10.3 million
• Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: $7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1977, President Carter pardoned Vietnam War draft dodgers.

• In 1956, actress Geena Davis was born in Wareham, MA. In 1988, she was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in this movie.

Opinion
• The Post says MLK would have cheered the racial progress made today, but dismayed by the injustices that remain.

• The Daily News says 24 months into his term, Donald Trump has proven to be a bad president.

In the Blogs
• North Brooklyn is actually home to one of the oldest mosques in the country.

• Here are 10 free comedy shows to see this month in Bushwick.

Trending in New York
• Patriots
• Tony Romo
• SuperBloodWolfMoon
• Super Bowl
• Chiefs

Scoreboard
• The Los Angeles Rams will meet the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIIIafter each team won in overtime.

• The Knicks (10-34) host the Oklahoma City Thunder at 12:30 p.m.

• The Nets (24-23) welcome the Sacramento Kings to Brooklyn at 3:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (29-15-4) blanked the Anaheim Ducks, 3-0.

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

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Freedom Songs and Stories  Mon Jan 21st 12-4pm  Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a family-friendly program on Martin Luther King Jr. Space is limited – RSVP here. Lefferts Historic House, 452 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Park.
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Real Estate
• Here’s a first look at the transformation of 85 Jay Street in Dumbo into a mixed-use project.

• For Rent – Myrtle Avenue, Fort Greene - Beautiful 1 bath Studio apt w/ updated appliances, exposed brick, hardwood floors, private deck.  Pets allowed, heat/hot water included.  Asking $2200/month. Blue Egg Realty 347-248-6471

• For Rent – 115 Stanwix Street, Bushwick – 1 BR, 1 bath apt w/ hardwood floors, central A/C, elevator, video intercom, laundry in bldg. Outdoor space w/ waterfront views.  Pets upon approval.  Asking $2,430/month. Nooklyn Real Estate 929-399-3125

• Sold – Canarsie – A six-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,920-square-foot house at 968 East 84th Street for $779,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday afternoon, 31-year-old Jose Bisono was being taken to Brooklyn Central Booking by officers from DHS when he pulled away from the cops and fled on foot toward Smith Street. He was last seen wearing a black and white jacket with grey pants.

Events
 Downtown – 10:30 a.m. – 33rd Annual Tribute to Dr. MLK Jr. BAM – Peter J. Sharp Bldg, 30 Lafayette Ave.

 Ditmas Park - 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – MLK Jr. Day Brunch. The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Rd.

• Bed-Stuy – 10:30 a.m. – 500 Men Making a Difference Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast. Interfaith Medical Center, 1545 Atlantic Ave.

• Prospect Park - Noon to 4 p.m. – Freedom Songs and Stories. Lefferts Historic House, 452 Flatbush Ave.• Clinton Hill – 4 p.m. – St. Mary’s Church’s Annual MLK Community Celebration. St. Mary’s Church, 230 Classon Ave.

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January 21st, 2019 at 12:49 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Democrats to investigate report that Trump directed Cohen to lie, Man stabbed in apparent road-rage attack

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Friday, January 18

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi canceled her plans to travel commercially to Afghanistan, saying the White House had leaked the plan and created a security risk.

• Democrats have vowed to investigate whether President Trump directed his attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about the Moscow Tower project.

• New York City is bracing for a wintry mix of snow and ice this weekend.

IN BROOKLYN
• A man was stabbed in an apparent road-rage attack after honking his horn at a stopped car in Bensonhurst.

• A 27-year-old woman was sexually attacked and robbed while riding an uptown 4 train.

• A father was shot to death while defending his daughter over the weekend in Crown Heights.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Northbound 2 and 3 trains are running with delays while our crews perform signal maintenance at 96 St.

• Northbound 4 and 5 trains are delayed while we remove power from the tracks at 125 St so EMS and FDNY can help someone on the tracks at 125 St.

• Hudson Yards-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Grand Central-42 St.

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

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

• Delays on I-278 westbound from Kent Avenue (New York) to Exit 29A – Manhattan Bridge (New York).

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

SCOREBOARD
Friday
• The Nets (23-23) head to Orlando to take on the Magic at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders travel to Washington to play the Capitals at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
• The Rangers face the Bruins in Boston at 7 p.m.
• St. John’s (15-3) takes on Butler in Indianapolis at 4:30 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn (8-8) welcomes Fairleigh Dickinson to Brooklyn at 4:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn (10-7) hosts Sacred Heart. Tip-off is at 4 p.m.

Sunday
• The Islanders host the Anaheim Ducks at 3 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Gladys Knight’s decision to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl has stirred controversy.

• A man accused of threatening the family of a young woman involved in allegations against singer R. Kelly has surrendered.

• The Television Academy has decided to phase out the distribution of screener DVD’s from its Emmy nomination process.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Blindspot (NBC, 8PM) – Reade confronts Zapata, while the team follows a lead to a potential cure for Jane.

• MacGyver (CBS, 8PM) – MacGyver takes Riley and Bozer into the wilderness for a weekend of survival training, but things take a turn when they run into a violent group of criminals.

• The Blacklist (NBC, 9PM) – Red acclimates to his new surroundings in federal prison, where he is challenged by an old rival. Samar goes undercover to stop a black market organization that fronts cash to criminals.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: The Punisher Season 2 – Former marine-turned-vigilanteFrank Castle has been living a quiet life on the road until he suddenly becomes embroiled in the attempted murder of a young girl

• HULU: Grizzly Man – A devastating and heart-rending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzly bears in Alaska.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Grand Tour Season 3 – Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are back to rampage around the world driving muscle cars, Italian classics, hot hatchbacks, luxury bargains, pick-up trucks, and more.

TECHNOLOGY
• Microsoft no longer sees Cortana as an Alexa or Google Assistant competitor.

• Tim Cook has called on the FTC to let consumers track and delete their personal data.

• Spotify has launched a simplified “Car View” for controlling your music while driving.

#TRENDINGNY
• #7Rings

• Soulja

• 7 Rings

• Ariana Grande

• #htgawm

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
• Prospect Heights – 6 to 7:30 p.m. OR 8 to 9:30 p.m. – Winter Mini Floral Wreaths. Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.
• Sunset Park – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Soul Train. Industry City, 233 37th St.

Saturday
• Greenpoint – 7 to 9 p.m. – Old Russian New Year.  Museum of Food & Drink, 62 Bayard St.
• Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Anthony Hamilton w/ special guest Jazmine Sullivan.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

Sunday
• Prospect Park – 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Winter Zoo Wonderland.  450 Flatbush Ave.
• Williamsburg – 11:30 a.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse:  The Music of Bob Marley for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.
• Greenpoint – 2 to 4 p.m. – The Brooklyn Soup Takedown.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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Written by BKTicker

January 18th, 2019 at 3:42 pm

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Morning Buzz: Cuomo’s L train plan moving ahead, Fender-fender leads to road-rage stabbing

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Friday, January 18

Weather
• Mixture of rain and snow with a high of 39 degrees. Cloudy with afternoon snow showers on Saturday. High of 34. Sunday will be rainy and windy with a high of 42 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump directed his attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about the Moscow Tower project.

• The MTA is moving full steam ahead with Cuomo’s new plan to fix the L train tunnel.

• A state judge extended the restraining order on the congestion pricing fee on taxis and Uber/Lyft until January 31.

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The Brooklyn Soup Takedown Sun Jan 20th 2-4pm For the price of one ticket, try ALL soups and come back for seconds and thirds until you decide which is best! Tickets. Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave., Greenpoint.
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Brooklyn News
• A fender-bender in Bensonhurst led to a man being stabbed in a road-rage attack.

• Police are looking for this creep who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman on the subway in Crown Heights.

• The Brooklyn DA wants special prosecutors in the case of two cops accused of raping a woman they arrested.

Politics
• Trump came back at Nancy Pelosi by canceling her planned and confidential overseas trip in the 11th hour.

• Former New York Governor David Patterson questioned the timing of Kirsten Gillibrand’s presidential announcement.

Entertainment
• Gladys Knight will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl in Atlanta.

• Prince Philip walked away unharmed after being in a car accident.

Buzzing Back

• In 1990, Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry was arrested and charged with drug possession and using crack.

• In 1980, actor Jason Segal was born in Los Angeles. He began his career in this 1999 cult classic TV series.

Opinion
• The Post says it appears City Hall covered up a harassment scandal by a former staffer.

• Ross Barkan writes in City & State that it’s time to reform New York’s machine-controlled judicial system.

In the Blogs
• Bushwick Daily suggests five spots to drink and draw in the neighborhood to boost your creativity.

• For one night only, the Kings Theater is welcoming the National Ballet Theater of Odessa.

Trending in New York
• Ariana
• Lonzo
• #HTGAWM
• #TheGoodPlace
• Moscow Tower

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (10-34) fell to the Washington Wizards in a heartbreaker, 101-100.

• The Rangers (20-20-7) topped the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-3.

• The Islanders (27-15-4) routed the New Jersey Devils, 4-1.

• The Yankees cemented their monster bullpen by signing Adam Ottavino to a three-year deal.

• Canelo Alvarez will fight Brooklyn’s own Danny Jacobs on May 4.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Nets (23-23) head to Orlando to take on the Magic at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders travel to Washington to play the Capitals at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers face the Bruins in Boston at 7 p.m.
• St. John’s (15-3) takes on Butler in Indianapolis at 4:30 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn (8-8) welcomes Fairleigh Dickinson to Brooklyn at 4:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn (10-7) hosts Sacred Heart. Tip-off is at 4 p.m.
Sunday
• The Islanders host the Anaheim Ducks at 3 p.m.

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Winter Mini Floral Wreaths Fri Jan 18th 6-7:30pm  or 8-9:30pm In this hands-on class, we’ll start with a basic grapevine wreath and learn how to transform it into a classic yet funky door wreath. $50 Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave., Prospect Heights.
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Real Estate
• The Parkoff Organization has closed on a deal to buy a six-building multifamily portfolio in Brooklyn and Queens.x

• For Sale – Ridgewood - Two family home just 3 blocks to M train! 1st floor has 2 BRs and will be delivered vacant, 2nd floor has 3 BRs, semi finished basement.  Asking $1.1M. Crifasi Real Estate 718-821-5999

• For Rent – Myrtle Avenue, Fort Greene – Beautiful 1 bath studio apt w/ updated appliances, exposed brick, hardwood floors, private deck.  Pets allowed.  Heat/Hot Water included.  Asking $2,200/month. Blue Egg Realty 347-248-6471

• Sold – Ocean Parkway – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,200-square-foot house at 1940 59th Street for $850,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The Longshoreman is serving up delicious pizzas and pastas in this Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood.

• Jalsa Grill & Gravy in Ditmas Park offers halal food from the West Bengal region.

Restaurant ABC’s – Ocean Hill
Grade A – Mama Fox, 327 Stuyvesant Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Wiping cloths soiled.
Grade B – Dabakh Kine Restaurant, 1933 Fulton St. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – 407 Crown Fried Chicken, 407 Saratoga Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Cross-contamination, Filth flies, Food not protected from potential contamination.

Events
• Prospect Heights – 6 to 7:30 p.m. OR 8 to 9:30 p.m. – Winter Mini Floral Wreaths. Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

• Sunset Park – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Soul Train. Industry City, 233 37th St.

Saturday
• Greenpoint – 7 to 9 p.m. – Old Russian New Year.  Museum of Food & Drink, 62 Bayard Street
• Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Anthony Hamilton w/ special guest Jazmine Sullivan.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue
Sunday
• Prospect Park – 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Winter Zoo Wonderland.  450 Flatbush Avenue
• Williamsburg – 11:30 a.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse:  The Music of Bob Marley for Kids.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
• Greenpoint – 2 to 4 p.m. – The Brooklyn Soup Takedown.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue.

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January 18th, 2019 at 11:31 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Trump administration separated thousands more migrant children than initially reported, Jewish man randomly attacked

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Thursday, January 17

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Michael Cohen said that he paid the head of a small tech company thousands of dollars in 2015 to rig online polls in favor of Trump.

• A government report says thousands more migrant children were separated from parents under Trump than reported.

• Arizona police found a dead newborn girl at an Amazon distribution center.

IN BROOKLYN
• A 34-year-old man is being questioned about a violent hammer attack inside a Sheepshead Bay buffet that killed a chef and wounded two others

• Police are searching for the suspect who randomly punched a Jewish man in Crown Heights.

• A man was killed this week when an 18-wheeler driver rammed into him only about three blocks from his Sunset Park home.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Hudson Yards-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Grand Central-42 St.

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; Koskuisko Bridge (New York).

• Accident on I-278 eastbound approaching Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expressway Exit (Brooklyn) center lane blocked.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit – 38th Street; Sunset Park Industrial Park (New York) to Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge (New York).

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Nets (23-23) edged the Rockets, 145-142, in overtime.

• St. John’s (15-3) bounced back from two straight losses to top Creighton, 81-66.

• The Knicks (10-33) are on the road to face the Wizards in a 3 p.m. matinee.

• The Rangers (19-20-7) host the Blackhawks. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (26-15-4) host the Devils at 7 p.m. on their old home ice at Nassau Coliseum.

ENTERTAINMENT
• The Duke of Edinburgh has been involved in a car crash while driving near the Queen’s Sandringham estate.

• Betty White turned 97 today.

• Netflix has been criticized for using actual train-wreck footage in the movie Bird Box.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 8PM) – The windstorm continues to blow through Seattle; and after the power goes out at Grey Sloan, the doctors are left scrambling to save their patients’ lives

• The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8PM) – Sheldon and Amy’s super asymmetry theory is proven by two physicists, Dr. Pemberton and Dr. Campbell from Chicago, who then try to kick Amy off the Nobel nomination.

• A Million Little Things (ABC, 9PM) – After troubling news, Delilah finds herself once again leaning on her friends in order to help her family.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: American Gangster – An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.

• HULU: Love, Actually – Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Debt – In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them.

TECHNOLOGY
• Johnson & Johnson has partnered with Apple to see if their smart watches can help to prevent strokes.

• Google yesterday announced that it is increasing the price of G Suite by 20 percent.

• Google will buy Fossil smartwatch technology for $40 million dollars.

#TRENDINGNY
• #TheMaskedSinger

• Soulja Boy

• #RHONJ

• #DragonBallSuperBroly

• James Harden

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Greenpoint – Located in a desirable section of Greenpoint, with quick access to the city (G/L Trains). Conveniently located between McCarren & McGolrick Parks.1 Block to Manhattan Ave with tons of shops and hot spots. Asking $1,600,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Bushwick – 3 Family Brick w/ finished Basement & potential Parking for 2 Cars. Driveway plans available. Close to the L or J Trains. Very trendy area! Located on a nice block, right across from Evergreen Playground & P.S./I.S 045 Horace E. Greene School. Asking $1,499,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• DoBro – 4:45 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams hosts memorial service for the late William Thompson, Sr. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – The Archaeology of Cats and Dogs. Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

• Northside Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Speaker Corey Johnson delivers remarks at NYC Loft Tenants Rally. San Damiano Mission, 85 N. 15th St.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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January 17th, 2019 at 4:56 pm

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Morning Buzz: MTA can’t stop Cuomo’s L train plan, Hammer attack suspect says he was protecting Chinese women

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Thursday, January 17

Weather
• Brutally cold temps – think wind chills of minus-20 – are expected to hit New York City on Sunday following two rounds of snow, which begins tonight.

• Thanks to his declaration of a state of emergency, Governor Andrew Cuomo can force through his L train plan regardless of how the MTA board votes.

• The MTA has reactivated the screeching warning on emergency exit doors, saying it is losing millions of dollars in fares.

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The Archaeology of Cats and Dogs  Thurs Jan 17th 6:30-8pm  How did cats and dogs evolve from wild predators into pampered pets? $11 Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights.
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Brooklyn News
• The man accused of killing a Brooklyn restaurant worker said he was inspired by a movie he recently saw about the mistreatment of Chinese women.

• A father was shot and killed in the hallway of a Crown Heights public housing building while trying to protect his daughter from two men.

• Police took down a mob-linked drug gang that flooded the streets of Bushwickwith fentanyl-laced heroin and cocaine.

Politics
• “You screwed the city up!” Whoopi Goldberg tore into Mayor Bill de Blasio over bike lanes during his appearance on “The View.”

• Speaker Nancy Pelosi upped tensions over the government shutdown, calling on President Donald Trump to skip his own State of the Union address.

Entertainment
• 
Now we know why they’re no longer friends! An ex-pal of Lauren Sanchez says Amazon head Jeff Bezos would be crazy to marry her.

• A local author has penned a new book devoted to the history and influence of seltzer.

Getting Around
• NYC Emergency Management has issued a travel advisory for Thursday evening due to anticipated inclement weather.

Buzzing Back

• In 1977, Gary Gilmore, who was convicted in the double murder of an elderly couple, is killed by firing squad.

• In 1922, actress Betty White is born in Oak Park, Illinois. In May of 2010, at 88 years old, she became the oldest person to host this late-night TV show.

Opinion
• A woman who used to work for Trump in the construction business explains why the president can’t handle Speaker Pelosi.

• The Queens Ledger argues the mayor should sign the Awnings Act the City Council passed to provide relief to small businesses.

In the Blogs
• A Williamsburg bodega owner is selling “Jakelin” Coke bottles to honor the migrant child who died in U.S. custody.

• The Fair Fares program actually excludes many of Bushwick’s immigrants and low-income residents.

Trending in New York
• Steph
• Kyrie
• Dinwiddie
• Cardi B
• Rockets

Scoreboard
• The Nets (23-23) edged the Rockets, 145-142, in overtime.

• St. John’s (15-3) bounced back from two straight losses to top Creighton, 81-66.

• The Knicks (10-33) are on the road to face the Wizards in a 3 p.m. matinee.

• The Rangers (19-20-7) host the Blackhawks. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (26-15-4) host the Devils at 7 p.m. on their old home ice at Nassau Coliseum.

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

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Winter Zoo Wonderland  Sun Jan 20th 10am-4:30pm Explore the zoo’s wintery trail and discover how animals survive in the cold. Free w/ admission. Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Park.
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Real Estate
• The family behind United American Land has quietly amassed over $76 million worth of property on one Downtown Brooklyn block.

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

• For Sale - Bed-Stuy -  Penthouse Condo offers 1 BR, 1 bath. Pet friendly w/ laundry in basement plus washer/dryer hook-up in unit. Low maintenance covers all but electric. $569,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• Sold – Four-bedroom, three-bath, 1,824-square-foot brownstone at 180 Park Place in Prospect Heights for $1.775 million.

Style & Fashion
• Nike this week unveiled its new $350 app-powered sneakers that use Bluetooth technology to tighten themselves on your feet.

• See every cheeky piece from Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty new lingerie collection released just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Events
• Bensonhurst – 11:30 a.m. – Parks Department cuts ribbon on renovations. Lieutenant Joseph Petrosino Park, 71st St. & New Utrecht Ave.

• DoBro – 4:45 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams hosts memorial service for the late William Thompson, Sr. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – The Archaeology of Cats and Dogs. Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

• Northside Williamsburg – 8 p.m. – Speaker Corey Johnson delivers remarks at NYC Loft Tenants Rally. San Damiano Mission, 85 N. 15th St.

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January 17th, 2019 at 1:22 pm

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by Zara Realty in Jamaica

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Wednesday, January 16

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• US service members were among the 16 people killed by a suicide bomber in Syria on Wednesday.

• British Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a no-confidence vote after her Brexit plan was crushed yesterday.

• An off-duty NYPD rookie officer was killed after his vehicle collided with a Parks Department garbage truck in the Bronx.

IN BROOKLYN
• An NYPD sergeant saved a 13-year-old Brooklyn boy who attempted to jump off the Manhattan Bridge.

• Three men raided the same Sunset Park mahjong parlor twice in three days, stealing thousands of dollars from players.

• An MTA bus was taken for a joyride between Queens and Brooklyn, making it the third time in a month that thieves have swiped a city bus.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Hudson Yards-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed between Vernon Blvd.-Jackson Ave. and Grand Central-42 St.

•  Jamaica Center-bound J and Middle Village-bound M trains skip Hewes St., Lorimer St., and Flushing Ave. in Brooklyn

• E1 and F train service has resumed with delays in both directions after an earlier switch malfunction at Forest Hills-71 Ave.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 30 – Flushing Avenue (New York) and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (New York)

• Accident on I-278 westbound approaching Exit 29B – Tillary Street (New York) left lane blocked

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Nets (22-23) take on the Houston Rockets tonight at 8 p.m.

• The Rangers (19-20-7) defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 6-2.

• The Islanders (26-15-4) beat the St. Louis Blues in overtime, 2-1.

ENTERTAINMENT
• After Netflix unveiled their plans to charge more for their streaming service, it looks like the price hike indicates a strong year-end quarter.

• “The Nanny” star Renée Taylor joined Fran Drescher at her stand-up comedy show in Brooklyn.

• Want to dress like a duchess? Meghan Markle stepped out in a $35 H&M dress that you can also buy.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – With Riverdale in disarray following Hiram’s takeover, Veronica leads the charge against her father after he takes aim at La Bonne Nuit.

• Chicago Med (NBC,8PM) – Will adjusts to hospital life in the aftermath of his recent undercover activities.

• The Masked Singer (FOX,9PM) – The undercover celebrity singers from the premiere episode take the stage for their second performances.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Watchmen – In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

• HULU: Atlanta Season 2 – As “Robbin’ Season” dawns on Atlanta, things escalate when Earn and Darius pay a visit to Earn’s uncle, “The Alligator Man.”

• AMAZON PRIME: Brazil –  A government clerk in a future world gets caught up in a case of mistaken identity.

TECHNOLOGY
• Tesla has launched a new home charging station designed for the modern home.

• Apple is finally releasing a battery case for the latest iPhones but it will cost you $129.

• Learn how to tidy your PC the Marie Kondo way.

#TRENDINGNY
• #ThisIsUs

• White House

• #10yearchallenge

• Spider-Man

• #SDLive

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Two Family in Greenpoint/ Williamsburg Border features 4 Levels (Lower Dplx: 2Br/ 2 Bath & Upper Dplx: 3Br/ 2 Bath), 2 Full Kitchens, Great Storage Space, Skylights, Hardwood Floors, Access to the large beautiful Yard. Asking $1,850,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Williamsburg – 6 Family in Good Condition. 1 Vacant Apartment, 1 Free Market Apartment! HUGE UPSIDE! Asking $2,399,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• Dumbo – 6:30 p.m. – Race and Gender in American Politics.  Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Ave.

• Downtown – 7 p.m. – Panic! at the Disco.  Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

• Prospect Lefferts Gardens - 7:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers remarks at Brooklyn Community Board 17 meeting. SUNY Downstate, Alumni Auditorium, 395 Lenox Rd.

• Bergen Beach – 8 p.m. – Stringer delivers remarks at Brooklyn Community Board 18 meeting. Community Board 18 Office, 1097 Bergen Ave.

• Greenpoint – 8 p.m. – Wild West Murder Mystery Experience.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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January 17th, 2019 at 1:21 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Man caught on video slapping 13-year-old girl, Student fractures skull during gym class

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Tuesday, January 15

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• British lawmakers soundly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed European Union divorce deal.

• 1,500 GoFundMe pages have been set up by furloughed government employees looking for help.

• John Wetteland, the former Yankees and Rangers closer, was arrested on child sex abuse charges.

IN BROOKLYN
• The NYPD is trying to identify a man caught on video slapping a 13-year-old girl in Marine Park.

• Several NYCHA residents have been left without heat this winter.

• An 8-year-old student fractured his skull during gym class at PS 250.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Hudson Yards-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Grand Central-42 St

• E train service has resumed with delays in both directions after the NYPD completed its investigation at World Trade Ctr.

•Broad St-bound J trains are delayed while we work to fix a signal malfunction at 85 St-Forest Pkwy.

• Canarsie-bound L trains are delayed because of a signal malfunction at Halsey St.

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

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Brooklyn Nets (22-23) topped the Boston Celtics, 109-102.

• The Rangers (18-20-7) take on the Hurricanes tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (25-15-4) will go up against the St. Louis Blues. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Actress and singer Carol Channing died early this morning at the age of 97.

• Chris Pratt has proposed to Katherine Schwarzenegger.

• Kim Kardashian has confirmed that she and Kanye West are expecting their fourth child via surrogate.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Flash (CW, 8PM) – Nora grapples with the revelation that Thawne killed her grandmother, while Team Flash must stop the formidable team-up of a newly sprung from jail Weather Witch and Silver Ghost.

• This Is Us (NBC, 9PM) – Randall’s campaign comes to a close. Kevin meets someone from Zoe’s past. Kate and Toby get ready for the baby.

• FBI (CBS, 9PM) – A judge and her daughter are murdered after she sentenced a man to life in prison, and Maggie and OA search for the killer behind the possible retaliation.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Pan’s Labyrinth – In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

• HULU: Shrek – A mean lord exiles fairytale creatures to the swamp of a grumpy ogre, who must go on a quest and rescue a princess for the lord in order to get his land back.

• AMAZON PRIME: Nova Wonders Season 1 – NOVA Wonders follows researchers on the winding paths of uncertainty and the unknown revealing how far we’ve come, how we managed to get here and the remarkable scientists who are transforming our world and the future.

TECHNOLOGY
• Amazon announced today it will now ship the Fire TV Stick with the new version of the Alexa Voice Remote.

• The Michael Kors Sofie 2.0 smartwatch now features heart rate monitoring, NFC payments, GPS tracking and the latest version of Wear OS.

• Sony has officially revealed its new mid-range Alpha A6400 APS-C mirrorless camera.

#TRENDINGNY
• #TheBachelor

• White House

• #My1stConcertWas

• #MadeInStatenIsland

• Staten Island

REAL ESTATE

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

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

LOCAL EVENTS
• Flatbush – 6:00 p.m. – How to Win Government Funding workshop. Brooklyn College Student Center, 2705 Campus Rd.

• Brooklyn Heights – 6:30 p.m. – On Fury and Feminism: Rebecca Traister in Conversation with Julie Scelfo. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.

• Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Dangerous Music.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

• DoBro – 7:00 p.m. – 84th Precinct Community Council Meeting. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Park Slope – 7:30 p.m. – Women of a Certain Age Comedy. The Bell House, 149 7th Ave.

• Williamsburg – 8:00 p.m. – Ambush Comedy show. Two Boots Pizza, 558 Driggs Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by BKTicker

January 15th, 2019 at 4:28 pm

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Morning Buzz: Williamsburg housing project without heat, Carroll Gardens dad on mission to rid nabe of plastic bags

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Tuesday, January 15

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 38 degrees.

Top Stories
• A sculpture honoring Saudi Arabi will be removed from Ground Zero.

• Jayme Close, who escaped to freedom last week, shares horrifying details on the night of her parent’s death that led to her 88-day kidnapping.

• President Trump hosted the Clemson Tigers at the White House last night, serving a buffet of fast-food as most of the White House staff is furloughed.

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Panic! at the Disco  Wed Jan 16th 7pm   Grammy-nominated band Panic! At The Disco is bringing their Pray For The Wicked tour to Barclays Center.  Tickets Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Downtown
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Brooklyn News
• Residents at an East Williamsburg housing complex have been dealing with a lack of heat and hot water.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new ferry landing for Coney Island yesterday, linking the borough to lower Manhattan.

•​ A Brooklyn pastor’s son has been charged with sexually abusing a younger relative from 2013 to 2017 in the Progressive Baptist Church in Brownsville.

Politics
• Mayor Bill de Blasio says he changed his mind on a promise to serve a full second term because “the world has changed.”

• Over 100 years after the first woman was sworn into Congress, 131 women are now serving in both chambers of the 116th Congress.

Entertainment
• HBO has released the “Game of Thrones” season 8 tease and the premiere date of the hit show’s final season.

• Anthony Scaramucci joins “Celebrity Big Brother” cast alongside Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, Lindsay Lohan’s mother and others.

Buzzing Back

• In 2009, Sully Sullenberger performs Miracle on the Hudson.

• In 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. is born in Atlanta. He is most remembered for this iconic speech.

Opinion
• The Post says Mayor Bill de Blasio is trying to write a tale for two audiencesafter he gave his sixth State of the City address last week.

• The Times says President Trump’s nominee to head the EPA has previously overseen the dismantling of the nation’s laws protecting the environment.

In the Blogs
• A Carroll Gardens dad is on a mission to rid local trees of snagged plastic bags with a unique homemade tool.

• An East Flatbush church breaks ground on an affordable senior housing project on Sunday afternoon.

Trending in New York
• #TheBachelor
• Duke
• #FyreFraud
• Fyre Festival
• Nato

Scoreboard
•The Brooklyn Nets (22-23) topped the Boston Celtics, 109-102.

• The Rangers (18-20-7) are set to play the Hurricanes tonight at 7 p.m..

•The Islanders (25-15-4) take on the St. Louis Blues. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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

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Dangerous Music  Tues Jan 15th 6:30-8pm Learn the ways music has been used as a weapon as well as the uniqueness of sound as both inescapable.  $11  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights.
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Real Estate
• Brooklyn’s luxury market is on the up as last week’s 13 signed contracts totaled about $41.1 million alone.

• For Sale – 343 & 345 Berry Street, Williamsburg – Two lots available, both measure 50×37.33 ft. Surrounded by many developments, restaurants, trendy spots. $2,219,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Union Avenue, Williamsburg – 1 BR, 1 bath apt has 4 rooms w/ huge windows.  Close to all.  Asking $1,950/month. Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830

• Sold – Gravesend – A 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom 2,184-square-foot brick home at 2301 E 4th St. sold for $1.1 million. Zillow.

Technology
• Facebook is rolling out a new Stories feature that allows users to share event details with friends.

• Netflix is being sued by Chose Your Own Adventure book publisher over popular interactive movie Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.

Events
• DoBro – 12:00 p.m. – SCORE NYC Small Business Mentoring. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• DoBro - 2 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams demonstrates “Smart Kane” technology for visually impaired. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Flatbush – 6:00 p.m. – How to Win Government Funding workshop. Brooklyn College Student Center, 2705 Campus Rd.

• Brooklyn Heights – 6:30 p.m. – On Fury and Feminism: Rebecca Traister in Conversation with Julie Scelfo. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.

• Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Dangerous Music.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

• DoBro – 7:00 p.m. – 84th Precinct Community Council Meeting. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Park Slope – 7:30 p.m. – Women of a Certain Age Comedy. The Bell House, 149 7th Ave.

• Williamsburg – 8:00 p.m. – Ambush Comedy show. Two Boots Pizza, 558 Driggs Ave.

Written by BKTicker

January 15th, 2019 at 1:24 pm

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