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Afternoon Buzz: Woman killed in Crown Heights fire, Greenpoint music venue to play last show next week

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Friday, August 17

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• The judge in the Manafort fraud trial said he received threats and refused to release the names of jurors due to safety concerns.

• Two men were rescued off the Jersey coast after their fishing boat was flipped over by a whale.

• The grieving mother of a Bronx teen who was fatally stabbed said scammers are trying to use her son’s name for personal gain.

IN BROOKLYN
• A woman was killed and several others were critically injured in a Crown Heights fire.

• Police are searching for a man who followed and groped a 13-year-old boy inside a Sunset Park church.

• A popular Greenpoint music venue will play its final show next week with a performance by Interpol.

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

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

• No S Rockaway Park Shuttle service at Broad Channel.

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

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

TRAFFIC
• Building fire on Buffalo Ave both directions at Eastern Pkwy all lanes closed until further notice.

• Accident on I-278 eastbound approaching Exit 27 – Atlantic Ave right lane blocked until further notice.

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

SCOREBOARD
Friday
• The Yankees begin a three-game series with the Blue Jays at home beginning at 7:05 p.m.
• The Mets continue their five-game series in Philadelphia at 6:05 p.m.
• The Giants take on the Lions in a pre-season matchup at 7 p.m.

Saturday
• The Bronx Bombers host the Blue Jays at 1:05 p.m.
• The Amazins’ face the Phillies 4:05 p.m.

Sunday
• The Yankees finish their series with the Blue Jays with a 1:05 p.m. matinee.
• The Mets complete their road trip at 8:08 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Janet Jackson released her new music video “Made For Now,” which features Daddy Yankee.

• Rapper 2 Chainz is set to marry Kesha Ward this weekend.

• Scarlett Johansson surpassed Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston as the highest paid actress in Hollywood.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Cooper’s Treasure (DSC, 9PM) – The team finds ornate artifacts that indicate the location of a 16th century captain’s quarters.

• Wynonna Earp (SYFY) – A demon causes havoc in town as Wynonna, Waverly, and Jolene must decide who they can trust.

• The Great British Baking Show (PBS, 9PM) – Three finalists attempt pastry perfection with a Signature pithivier.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Disenchantment Season 1 – The medieval misadventures of a hard-drinking princess, her feisty elf, and her personal demon.

• HULU: Stan Against Evil Season 2 – A disgraced small-town sheriff teams up with his replacement to battle demons in New Hampshire.

• AMAZON PRIME: All or Nothing: Manchester City Season 1 – In this ground-breaking docu-series, follow Manchester City behind the scenes throughout their Premier League winning, record-breaking ’17-18 season.

TECHNOLOGY
• Google clarified how it tracks users even if they have their location history turned off.

• Check out the latest rumors for the three new iPhones that Apple plans to release in 2018.

• Are you thinking about investing in new speakers for your home? Check out this guide.

#TRENDINGNY
• #ArethaFranklin

• #NationalNonprofitDay

• #ParentingIn5WordsOrLess

• #BlackCatAppreciationDay

• #Milasafterparty

REAL ESTATE

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

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

LOCAL EVENTS
• Coney Island – 6 p.m. – The Beach Boys. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st St.
• Prospect Park – 8 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Taylor Swift vs Katy Perry. LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Dr.
• Williamsburg – 9:15 p.m. – Death Proof w/ A Shot of Chartreuse. Videology, 308 Bedford Ave.
• Bushwick - 10 p.m. – Prohibition Disco. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.
• Williamsburg - 11 p.m. – Cool 4 Summer: A Summer Hook Up Party. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

Saturday
• Williamsburg – 11:45 a.m. – Brunch Movies: Roman Holiday.  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.
• Red Hook – 12 to 6 p.m. – The Total Red Hook Immersion. Rocky Sullivan’s, 46 Beard St.
• Flatbush – 1 p.m. – Brooklyn elected officials unveil Jean-Jacques Dessalines Blvd. Newkirk Ave. and Rogers Ave.
• Greenwood Heights – 2 to 5 p.m. Dead Distillers Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
• Ditmas Park – 5 to 7 p.m. – Puppies ‘n Pints – puppy adoption/fostering event.  Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Road
• Park Slope - 5 to 9 p.m. – North Slope Summer Stroll. Artichoke Basille Pizza, 59 5th Avenue
• Ditmas Park - 5 to 10 p.m. – Summer on Cortelyou.  Cortelyou Road from Coney Island Ave to E17th St.
• Coney Island – 7 p.m. – The Summer of Love: The 1960’s and early 70’s. (Vintage films) Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Avenue
• Coney Island - 7 p.m. – Diplomats aka Dipset.  Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st St.
• Williamsburg - 8 p.m. – Guitar Legend Dick Dale. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
• Williamsburg – 9:30 p.m. – E.T. w/ a Coors Light & Reese’s Pieces.  Videology, 308 Bedford Ave.
• Bushwick - 10 p.m. – Cirque Nouveau.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue

Sunday
• Williamsburg - 11:45 a.m. – Brunch Movies: Roman Holiday. Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.
• Williamsburg – Noon – Splitn’ Lane & Dodgin’ Gutters: 4th Annual Motorcycle Show.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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Written by BKTicker

August 17th, 2018 at 4:19 pm

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Morning Buzz: Straphanger injured by oncoming train, Video released of Casanova robbery

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Friday, August 17

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 89. Scattered thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon and a high of 87. Expect showers on Sunday and a high of just 76.

Top Stories
• The Pentagon is pushing Trump’s requested military parade to 2019 after cost estimates ballooned to $92 million.

• NYU School of Medicine is giving a full ride to current, new and future students.

• Fifteen yeshivas denied access to DOE investigators as the city probes the schools’ educational standards.

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Split’n Lane & Dodgin’ Gutters: 4th Annual Motorcycle Show  Sun Aug 19th  Noon Featuring hand-picked motorcycles ranging from the Teens-Era, through the Late 70’s. Free! Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg.
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Brooklyn News
• A straphanger was seriously injured after falling in front of an oncoming N train in a Sunset Park station.

• Brooklyn high school students volunteered to help restore several gravestones at Green-Wood Cemetery.

• NYPD has released video of Brooklyn rapper Casanova allegedly robbing a Manhattan diner.

Politics
• Cynthia Nixon and Jumaane Williams rallied for universal rent control, but struggled to define its meaning.

• City and State breaks down who’s supporting and opposing four new jails to replace Rikers.

Entertainment
• Rapper Juelz Santana pled guilty to gun charges, and faces up to 20 yes in prison.

• See how celebrities like Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand and John Legend paid tribute to Aretha Franklin.

Buzzing Back
• In 1960, The Beatles performed for the first time using that name at a bar in Hamburg, Germany.

• In 1958, pop singer Belinda Carlisle was born in Los Angeles. In 1978, she became the lead singer for this band, releasing their first hit in 1981.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Trump’s yanking of Brennan’s security clearance is a dangerous precedent.

• The Post says Jumaane Williams had a breakdown when asked about his taxes.

In the Blogs
• Expect vendors, activities and fun at the Grand Street Fair this weekend.

• Bklyner has your recap of street fairs and road closures this weekend.

Trending in New York
• Slime Language
Made For Now
Tom Brady
Pretty Woman
Teddy Bridgewater

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (75-46) fell to the Rays, 3-1.

• The Mets (52-68) routed the Phillies 24-4, then fell 9-6 in a double-header.

• The Jets lost to Washington, 15-13.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees begin a three-game series with the Blue Jays at home beginning at 7:05 p.m.
• The Mets continue their five-game series in Philadelphia at 6:05 p.m.
• The Giants take on the Lions in a pre-season matchup at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• The Bronx Bombers host the Blue Jays at 1:05 p.m.
• The Amazins’ face the Phillies 4:05 p.m.
Sunday
• The Yankees finish their series with the Blue Jays with a 1:05 p.m. matinee.
• The Mets complete their road trip at 8:08 p.m.

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The Beach Boys  Fri Aug 17th  6pm “Now and Then” Tour. Tickets start at $20. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st Street, Coney Island.
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Real Estate
• Chick-fil-A has signed its first Brooklyn lease across the street from the Barclays Center.

OPEN HOUSE – Fri Aug 17th 6:30-8pm & Sun Aug 19th 11am-12:30pm – 21-12 Greene Avenue, Ridgewood – Mint one family home features large rooms, 2 King sized BRs, 1 standard size BR, modern kitchen w/ SS appliances, 2 full bath, private yard, back patio off 2nd flr.  Asking $999,000Crifasi Real Estate 718-821-5999

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 19th 12-1pm – 506 Graham Avenue, Greenpoint- Semi detached 3 family home (can be converted into large single family) currently set up as 4 apts each having 2BRs, 1 bath.  Building needs TLC.  Delivered vacant.  Asking $1,999,000  Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• Sold – Bath Beach – A six-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,160-square-foot house at 8639 14th Avenue for $1.3 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Cash Only BBQ in Williamsburg is open, but only receiving so-so reviews.

• Check out these Brooklyn spots for a refreshing salad.

Restaurant ABC’s – Weeksville
Grade A – Lexotique Restaurant & Fritay, 419 Utica Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees.
Grade B – Phomen Noodles, 41 Troy Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Kennedy Fried Chicken & Grill, 255 Kingston Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice, Live roaches, Filth flies, Food not protected from potential contamination, Food contact surface not properly washed

Events
Coney Island – 6 p.m. – The Beach Boys. Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st St.

Prospect Park – 8 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Taylor Swift vs Katy Perry. LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Dr.

Williamsburg – 9:15 p.m. – Death Proof w/ A Shot of Chartreuse. Videology, 308 Bedford Ave.

Bushwick - 10 p.m. – Prohibition Disco. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

Williamsburg - 11 p.m. – Cool 4 Summer: A Summer Hook Up Party. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

Saturday
Williamsburg – 11:45 a.m. – Brunch Movies: Roman Holiday.  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.
Red Hook – 12 to 6 p.m. – The Total Red Hook Immersion. Rocky Sullivan’s, 46 Beard St.
Flatbush – 1 p.m. – Brooklyn elected officials unveil Jean-Jacques Dessalines Blvd. Newkirk Ave. and Rogers Ave.
• Greenwood Heights – 2 to 5 p.m. Dead Distillers Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
Ditmas Park – 5 to 7 p.m. – Puppies ‘n Pints – puppy adoption/fostering event.  Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Road
Park Slope - 5 to 9 p.m. – North Slope Summer Stroll. Artichoke Basille Pizza, 59 5th Avenue
Ditmas Park - 5 to 10 p.m. – Summer on Cortelyou.  Cortelyou Road from Coney Island Ave to E17th St.
Coney Island – 7 p.m. – The Summer of Love: The 1960’s and early 70’s. (Vintage films) Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Avenue
Coney Island - 7 p.m. – Diplomats aka Dipset.  Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st St.
Williamsburg - 8 p.m. – Guitar Legend Dick Dale. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue
Williamsburg – 9:30 p.m. – E.T. w/ a Coors Light & Reese’s Pieces.  Videology, 308 Bedford Ave.
Bushwick - 10 p.m. – Cirque Nouveau.  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue
Sunday
Williamsburg - 11:45 a.m. – Brunch Movies: Roman Holiday. Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.
Williamsburg – Noon – Splitn’ Lane & Dodgin’ Gutters: 4th Annual Motorcycle Show.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

Written by BKTicker

August 17th, 2018 at 11:52 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Aretha Franklin dies at 76, Man caught on video choking and robbing woman in Brooklyn

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Thursday, August 16

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” died at the age 76 due to advanced pancreatic cancer.

• Federal agents arrested more than two dozen people in connection with one of the largest counterfeit goods rings in city history.

• Two window washers were rescued after they became stuck on the 39th floor of the United Nations building in Manhattan.

IN BROOKLYN
• A man was caught on camera choking and robbing a woman in Crown Heights.

• Police are investigating an incident where shots were fired during the filming of a 50 Cent and Tekashi 6ix9ine music video in Greenpoint.

• The Brooklyn Bridge will temporarily close twice a day starting in November due to El Chapo’s trial.

SUBWAY STATUS

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

• Some northbound A trains are running local from Euclid Av to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

• Some Lefferts Blvd-bound A trains are running local from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Euclid Av.

• These service changes are because of signal problems at Chambers St. Expect delays in A, C and E train service.
Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 westbound from Queens-Kings County Line; KoskuiskoBridge to Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound from Exit 21 – 108th St to Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound from Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expwy to Exit 13 – I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy; Jackie Robinson Pkwy.

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

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy Exit to Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit – 38th St; Sunset Park Industrial Park to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Yankees fell to Tampa Bay, 6-1. New York (75-45) wraps up its series with the Rays today at 1:05 p.m. in the Bronx.

• The Mets routed the Orioles, 16-5. The Mets (51-67) are in Philadelphia for a 4:05 game with the Phillies.

• The Jets are in Washington for their second game of the preseason after topping Atlanta, 17-0, in the first. Kickoff is at 8 p.m.

• Keith Hernandez says the Marlins did the right thing by drilling hot-hitting Braves rookie Ronald Acuna, then Twitter drilled him for his old-school take.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Disney confirmed that it will not rehire former Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn despite backlash.

• Pete Davidson revealed in an interview that he told Ariana Grande he would marry her the day he met her.

• A hacker took over Lili Reinhart’s Twitter account and posted a fake nude photo.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Queen of the South (USA, 8PM) – To help wipe out her rivals in Phoenix, Teresa gets into bed with an ambitious politician.

• Shooter (USA,9PM) – Bob Lee’s search for Bama Jr. leads him to a fringegroup, but causes a rift in his marriage. Isaac and Nadine use information left behind by Earl to meet with the President’s Chief of Staff.

• Take Two (ABC, 9PM) – A man who had just hired Sam and Eddie to find his missing wife is murdered by a serial killer.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Evan Almighty – God contacts Congressman Evan Baxter and tells him to build an ark in preparation for a great flood.

• HULU: Shanghai Knights – When a Chinese rebel murders Chon’s estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds.

• AMAZON PRIME: A Cinderella Story – Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Sam Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school’s Halloween dance.

TECHNOLOGY
• Android 9 Pie has been released for select phones. Check out The Verge’s review.

• A Tesla whistle blower tweeted photos that allegedly show damaged batteries and flawed practices at Tesla’s battery factory.

• Interested in portrait photography? Check out these 14 tips.

#TRENDINGNY
• Aretha Franklin

• #NationalTellAJokeDay

• Slack

• #FreePress

• #ThursdayThoughts

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Semi-detached 1 family home w/ garden oasis. 1st Fl: 2 Br/ 1 Bath. Living Room w/ Yard access, can be used as a Duplex with Basement. 2nd Fl: 2 Br/ 1 Bath, Eat-in-Kitchen & Office Space. Backyard. Only 2 min to the Graham L train. Asking $1,699,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Semi-detached 1 family home w/ garden oasis. 1st Fl: 2 Br/ 1 Bath. Living Room w/ Yard access, can be used as a Duplex with Basement. 2nd Fl: 2 Br/ 1 Bath, Eat-in-Kitchen & Office Space. Backyard. Only 2 min to the Graham L train. Asking $1,699,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• Downtown – 6 p.m. – Movies with a View: Love & Basketball. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Harbor View Lawn.

• Greenpoint - 7 to 9 p.m. – McGolrick Jazz Concert. McGolrick Park, Nassau Ave. & Russell St.

• Park Slope – 9:30 p.m. – 2000s Sing-Along. Union Hall, 702 Union St.

• Bushwick – 10 p.m. – Dirty Thursday: Zombie Beach Party. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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

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Written by BKTicker

August 16th, 2018 at 5:52 pm

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Morning Buzz: Video of Crown Heights mugging, Brooklyn pol tried to deduct grooming expenses

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Thursday, August 16

Weather
• Partly cloudy and hot with a high of 93.

Top Stories
• Dozens of people overdosed on a bad batch of K2 in a New Haven park that borders Yale University.

• The number of city school students charged with a felony sex crime skyrocketed by 138 percent over the past academic year.

• Norman Seabrook, the former head of a union representing Corrections officers, was found guilty on corruption charges.

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Guitar Legend Dick Dale  Sat Aug 18th  8pm With special guest The Headless Horseman. $30 Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
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Brooklyn News
• That’s a pricey haircut! Brooklyn councilman Jumaane Williams released his tax returns, which showed he tried to write off $8K in grooming expenses.

• A car went up in flames on the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday, snarling Manhattan-bound traffic.

•  Police released disturbing video of a man putting a woman in a chokehold on a Crown Heights street and then robbing her.

Politics
• Pot, meet kettle: President Trump tweeted that Governor Cuomo was have a “total meltdown” over his comments that America was never great.

• A candidate for Assembly in Corona and Jackson Heights has been meeting weekly with a small group of voters over coffee to discuss their issues.

Entertainment
• A judge ruled that Angelina Jolie must give Brad Pitt visitation rights to their children, an arrangement that is part of an increasingly testy divorce.

• Gunshots were fired on the set of a video shoot featuring rappers 50 Cent and 6ix9ine in Greenpoint. Nobody was hurt.

Buzzing Back

• In 1977, music icon Elvis Presley dies. Buried on the grounds of Graceland, see footage of his grave and meditation garden here.

• In 1958, pop singer Madonna is born in Bay City, Michigan. She has sold over 300 million albums worldwide

Opinion
• Newspapers across the country are pushing back on attacks by the president labeling them “fake news” and “enemy of the people.”

• Emily Gallagher writes in the Greenpoint Star that we have to strike a balance between preserving wild open space and creating functioning parks.

In the Blogs
• Summer is almost over! If you live in or love exploring North Brooklyn here’s what you have to do before it ends.

• Want a dog but don’t have the time or money to care for one? Here’s the best spots in Brooklyn to hang with other people’s canines.

Trending in New York
• #ShareYourRejections
• #RHONY
• #NickixGenius
• #njmorningshow
• #NationalTellAJokeDay

Scoreboard
• The Yankees fell to Tampa Bay, 6-1. New York (75-45) wraps up its series with the Rays today at 1:05 p.m. in the Bronx.

• The Mets routed the Orioles, 16-5. The Mets (51-67) are in Philadelphia for a 4:05 game with the Phillies.

• The Jets are in Washington for their second game of the preseason after topping Atlanta, 17-0, in the first. Kickoff is at 8 p.m.

• Keith Hernandez says the Marlins did the right thing by drilling hot-hitting Braves rookie Ronald Acuna, then Twitter drilled him for his old-school take.

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The Summer of Love : The 1960’s and early 70’s  Sat Aug 18th 7pm  Vintage films of iconic artists like Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, The Beatles and more! $10 Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave., Coney Island
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Real Estate
• Councilman Steve Levin wants to scale back a nearly 1,000-foot-tall towerplanned for an entire block near Atlantic Terminal.

• OPEN HOUSE – Aug 16th & Aug 17th 6:30-8pm – 18-81 Palmetto Street, Ridgewood – Two family, 1st flr has 2 BRs, kitchen & bath. 2nd flr has 3 BRs. Finished basement, patio, yard. $999,999 Crifasi Real Estate 718-821-5999

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 19th 3-4:30pm – 190 Devoe Street, Williamsburg- Semi attached 1 family home. 1st flr has 2BRs, bath, yard access.  2nd flr has 2BRs, 1 bath, EIK & office space. $1,649,000 Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• Sold – Three-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 1,830-square-foot single-family home at 90 85th Street in Bay Ridge for $1.81 million.

Style & Fashion
• One of the best-dressed on the court, Serena Williams will return to Queens for the 2018 U.S. Open in a new ensemble designed by Virgil Abloh for Nike.

• Sales of Kate Spade handbags have soared since the designer took her own life.

Events
 Williamsburg - 2 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio hosts bill-signing ceremony. Williamsburg Community Center, 195 Graham Ave.

Downtown – 6 p.m. – Movies with a View: Love & Basketball. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Harbor View Lawn

• Greenpoint - 7 to 9 p.m. – McGolrick Jazz Concert. McGolrick Park, Nassau Ave. & Russell St.

• Park Slope – 9:30 p.m. – 2000s Sing-Along. Union Hall, 702 Union St.

• Bushwick – 10 p.m. – Dirty Thursday: Zombie Beach Party. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

Written by BKTicker

August 16th, 2018 at 5:39 pm

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by Zara Realty in Jamaica

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Wednesday, August 15

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Sarah Huckabee Sanders apologized after she incorrectly stated that President Trump has created more jobs for African-American workers than President Obama.

• Mayor de Blasio unveiled plans to replace Rikers Island with four community-based jails in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx.

• Norman Seabrook, the former head of the union representing city correction officers, was found guilty in his corruption retrial.

IN BROOKLYN
• Police are searching for a teen who escaped custody in a precinct in Crown Heights.

• A man who was found dead inside his Crown Heights apartment had a bag over his head.

• The woman who fatally struck two kids in Park Slope could get off with a plea deal.

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

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

• No S Rockaway Park Shuttle service at Broad Channel.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Koscuiszko Bridge and Exit 29B – Tillary St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between 39th St. and Exit 28A – Cadman Plaza West.

• Accident on I-495 eastbound at Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd/Queens Blvd. Center lane blocked.

• Delays on I-495 westbound between Exit 24 – Kissena Blvd. and 48th St.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Rd ramp and Linden Blvd.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between 133rd Ave. and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on Grand Central Parkway eastbound between 94th St. and Exit 13 – Van Wyck Expressway.

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Yankees (75-44) topped the Rays, 4-1. They host Tampa Bay again at 7:05 p.m.

• The Mets (50-67) fell to the Orioles, 6-3. They take on the Orioles in Baltimore again at 7:05 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Morgana King, the Jazz singer who appeared in “The Godfather and its sequel, died in March at the age of 87.

• “The 100″ actress Marie Avgeropoulous was arrested after she allegedly punched her boyfriend during an argument.

• Aerosmith will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an 18 show Las Vegas residency.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• America’s Got Talent (NBC, 8PM) – Seven of 12 acts from the previous night’s show will move on to the semi-final round of competition. Tonight, viewers will have one last chance to send their favorite performer to the next round.

• Suits (USA,10PM) – Harvey confronts his personal issues to defend his brother. Louis sacrifices for family.

• The Sinner (USA,10PM) – Heather makes a startling realization about Marin, as Vera and Julian are dealt a hard blow.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Clerks – A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.

• HULU: Jackie Brown – A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life.

• AMAZON PRIME: Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child – Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast.

TECHNOLOGY
• Google rebranded its Drive storage plans under Google One, which provides cheaper cloud storage plans.

• Microsoft will allow Alexa device owners to use its own virtual assistant, Cortana, on their Echo devices.

• Instagram is a great social media tool, but it has its fair share of hackers and scammers. Click to learn how to stay safe and secure.

#TRENDINGNY
• Nicki

• #NationalRelaxationDay

• #WednesdayWisdom

• #ImTheHappiestWhen

• Jalen Ramsey

REAL ESTATE

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

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

LOCAL EVENTS
• Greenpoint - 4:30 to 6 p.m. – End of Season Field Day Celebration. McCarren Park.

• Canarsie – 6 p.m. – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries hosts town hall meeting with MTA representatives. Canarsie Ascend Charter School, 9719 Flatlands Ave.

• Greenpoint - 6 p.m. – SummerScreen: Die Hard. McCarren Park.

• Ditmas Park – 7 p.m. – I Love NY Dinners! The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Rd.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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August 16th, 2018 at 5:38 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Petro Home Services

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Wednesday, August 15
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Feast of the Assumption. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Sunny and warm with a high of 92 degrees.

Top Stories
• Democrats embraced diversity while Republicans went for Trump-backedcandidates on a major primary night.

• A grand jury report detailed the horrifying sexual abuse by more than 300 priests in Pennsylvania’s Catholic Church.

• Drivers dashed to register their cars with Uber and Lyft as New York City’s first-ever cap on e-hail cars went into effect.

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Battle Week – The 242nd Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn Sat Aug 18th–Sun Aug 26th Commemorating the opening chapter in America’s fight for independence. Schedule here. Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street, Park Slope.
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Brooklyn News
• A homeless man who sought shelter from the storm under a parked box truckin East Williamsburg was fatally crushed.

• To avoid getting tickets on alternate-side parking days, cars along this Bushwick stretch just park their cars in the middle of the street.

• Safety upgrades are underway at the Park Slope intersection where toddlers were killed in a car crash.

Politics
• Senator Elizabeth Warren privately met with Bill de Blasio at City Hall.

• New York attorney general candidates focused on Trump, but not each other, at a Manhattan debate.

Entertainment
• Rom-com “Crazy Rich Asians” is on pace for a $26 million weekend debut.

• Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux are in talks to star in the new “Lady and the Tramp.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969, the Woodstock festival opens in Bethel, New York. See images here.

• In 1990, actress Jennifer Lawrence was born in Louisville. In 2013, she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in this movie.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Pennsylvania’s Catholic Church sex abuse scandal is a call for New York to extend statute of limitations.

• USA Today says after FEMA’s soul-searching on their actions in Puerto Rico, they have no more excuses.

In the Blogs
• Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop in Greenpoint is opening shop on August 29.

• NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital has a new president.

Trending in New York
• Minnesota
• Vermont
• Connecticut
• #BachelorInParadise
• #LOVEis

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (75-44) topped the Rays, 4-1. They host Tampa Bay again at 7:05 p.m.

• The Mets (50-67) fell to the Orioles, 6-3. They take on the Orioles in Baltimore again at 7:05 p.m.

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

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End of Season Field Day Celebration  Wed Aug 15th 4:30-6pm Free food, fun games, an obstacle course and relay race, music, shirts, and MORE for ALL kids ages 5-13. Register here. McCarren Park, Greenpoint.
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Real Estate
• Brooklyn firm Jonas Equities bought a six-story apartment building in Flatbushfor $12.8 million.

• For Rent – Withers Street, Williamsburg - 1.5BR, 1 bath apt has high ceilings, walk-in closets, EIK, yard & deck.  Heat/hot water included.  Asking $2,599/month  Castoria Real Estate  718-388-9830

• For Rent – 17 Kingsland Avenue, Williamsburg – 2BR duplex, 1 bath, washer/dryer, quartz counters, hardwood floors.  Private fenced rear yard.  Asking $3,850/month  Pepe Real Estate 718-388-8600

• Sold – Williamsburg – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 600-square-foot co-op at 231 Maujer Street for $365,000. Zillow.

Business News
• The CEO of Sears wants to use his own hedge fund to buy Kenmore and Sears’ home improvement businesses for $470 million.

• Apparel maker Perry Ellis has ended buyout talks with Randa Accessories.

Events
• Downtown - 9:30 a.m. – Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza speaks at Implicit Bias training for DOE educators. Brooklyn Law School, 205 Joralemon St.

• Cypress Hills – 11:30 a.m. – Councilman Rafael Espinal, Borough President Eric Adams and community garden advocates unveil legislation to promote urban agriculture. Ashford Street Abundant Garden, 330 Ashford St.

• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 1 p.m. – State Senator Jesse Hamilton announces 911 Anti-Discrimination legislation. Prospect Park station entrance, 486 Flatbush Ave.

• Bed-Stuy – 3:30 p.m. – Council Speaker Corey Johnson attends funeral service for William R. Howard. Lawrence Woodward Funeral Home, 1 Troy Ave.

• Greenpoint - 4:30 to 6 p.m. – End of Season Field Day Celebration. McCarren Park

• Canarsie – 6 p.m. – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries hosts town hall meeting with MTA representatives. Canarsie Ascend Charter School, 9719 Flatlands Ave.

• Greenpoint - 6 p.m. – SummerScreen: Die Hard. McCarren Park.

• Ditmas Park – 7 p.m. – I Love NY Dinners! The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Rd.

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August 15th, 2018 at 12:42 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Report lists more than 300 Catholic priests accused of sex abuse, Brooklyn intersection to receive safety upgrades

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Tuesday, August 14

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• A grand jury report revealed that Catholic Church leaders protected more than 300 “predator priests” in Pennsylvania over a period of 70 years.

• President Trump referred to former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman as a “dog” in a tweet.

• At least 26 people were killed after a highway bridge in Italy collapsed.

IN BROOKLYN
• Safety upgrades are underway at a Brooklyn intersection where two children and an unborn baby were killed.

• More than 20 goats escaped from a truck that was headed to a Bushwick slaughterhouse.

• A popular Brooklyn Thai spot is closing down next month.

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

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

• Southbound E trains are running express from 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal to Canal St.

• These service changes are because of a person struck by a train at Spring St. Expect delays in A, C and E train service.

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

• No S Rockaway Park Shuttle service at Broad Channel.

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

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

TRAFFIC
• Police department activity on NY 25A westbound from 38 Ave to 34 St all lanes blocked until further notice.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between I-495 Long Island Expwy and Northern Blvd; NY 25A.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Linden Blvd and Exit 10 – Grand Central Pkwy.

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

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit – 38th St; Sunset Park Industrial Park and Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West.

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Mets (50-66) topped the Yankees (74-44), 8-5. The Mets begin a two-game series with the Orioles at 7:05 p.m., while the Yankees host the Rays at 7:05 p.m.

• The Yankees put CC Sabathia on the 10-day DL with right knee inflammation.

• Giants rookie Saquon Barkley tweaked his hamstring during practice, but Big Blue isn’t concerned.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Demi Lovato’s near fatal overdose was caused by a fentanyl-laced batch of oxycodone.

• A judge approved a lawsuit that accuses Harvey Weinstein of being a sex trafficker.

• The Backstreet Boys are set to kick-off MTV’s Video Music Awards with a live performance.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• America’s Got Talent (NBC, 8PM) – After hundreds of acts auditioned, the competition is down to 36 acts. Twelve performers will take the stage from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood as judging is turned over to the American viewing audience.

• Bachelor in Paradise – Becca Kufrin is still in Paradise and on her way to talk to an emotional bachelor from her season.

• Animal Kingdom (TNT) – The Cody family picks up the pieces from their showdown with Lucy. Smurf is determined to reel Pope back into the fold at any cost. Meanwhile, J goes to extreme lengths to protect a secret.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: No Reservations – The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece.

• HULU: Babe – Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

• AMAZON PRIME: Avoiding Apocalypse – How science and technology will help society avoid its collapse as environmental issues are becoming more and more catastrophic.

TECHNOLOGY
• The FBI warned banks that ATMs will face a global attack by criminals in the “coming days.”

• Sprint and LG are set to release a 5G smartphone in the first half of 2019.

• Are you trying to keep track of your carbs? Check out these five free carb counter apps.

#TRENDINGNY
• Nicki

• Rick Court

• #TuesdayThoughts

• #SocSec83

• Catholic Church

REAL ESTATE

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

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

LOCAL EVENTS
Brooklyn Heights – 7 p.m. – NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park. Pier 6 Brooklyn Bridge Park.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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August 14th, 2018 at 5:47 pm

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Morning Buzz: Gowanus Canal cleanup unearths relics, Angry riders attack train conductor

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Tuesday, August 14

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms with a high of 83 degrees.

Top Stories
• A car crash outside parliament in London, injuring two, is being treated as a terror attack.

• At a rally for an upstate Republican, Trump dared Cuomo to run against him in 2020.

• Aretha Franklin, 76, has entered hospice care in her own home.

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Vendor Call!  Indie Makers Market  Sun Sept 16th Looking for beautifully designed, high quality, environmentally friendly, handcrafted goods. Deadline is August 24th – Apply here. BIBA of Williamsburg, 110 Kent Ave, Greenpoint.
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Brooklyn News
• The cleanup of Gowanus Canal has unearthed relics from Brooklyn’s heyday, but covered in toxic goo.

• A Brooklyn man got his stolen car back after the suspect got greedy and bought sneakers with his credit card left inside the car.

• See the video of angry subway passengers attacking the conductor after an announcement at a Brooklyn station.

Politics
• Andrew Cuomo has finally agreed to debate Cynthia Nixon on Wednesday, August 29 on CBS.

• Disgraced pol Hiram Monserrate is making yet another comeback bid for district leader.

Entertainment
• Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are waiting until 2019 to get married.

Meet the actress who will play Mulan in the upcoming live action remake of the Disney classic.

Buzzing Back

• In 2003, a blackout hit northeast United States. See images here.

• In 1983, actress Mila Kunis was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine. She gained recognition for her role on this TV show, marrying her co-star in July 2015.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Peter Strzok’s firing by the FBI was a lapse in judgment.

• The Post says Bill de Blasio is taking a slow road toward lobbying transparency.

In the Blogs
• Summer Restaurant Week returns to Grand Street in East Williamsburg for August.

• The Meat Hook’s Thursday Summer BBQ series is back this summer.

Trending in New York
• #BachelorInParadise
#TuesdayThoughts
Soyeon
Genoa
#FloribamaShore

Scoreboard
• The Mets (50-66) topped the Yankees (74-44), 8-5. The Mets begin a two-game series with the Orioles at 7:05 p.m., while the Yankees host the Rays at 7:05 p.m.

• The Yankees put CC Sabathia on the 10-day DL with right knee inflammation.

• Giants rookie Saquon Barkley tweaked his hamstring during practice, but Big Blue isn’t concerned.

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

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I Love NY Dinner!  Wed Aug 15th  7pm  A three course, prix fixe dinner. The Meal will showcase the best of NY’s farmer and producers. $65(+ tax/gratuity). The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park.
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Real Estate
• JP Morgan Chase is lending $60 million to Slate Property Group to refinance its construction loan on a Clinton Hill project.

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

• For Rent – Williamsburg – Newly renovated 2BR w/ private yard.  Heat/hot water included, lots of natural light, huge EIK, all brand new.  Asking $2,400/month Pepe Real Estate 718-388-8600

• Sold – Bed-Stuy – A seven-bedroom, five-bathroom, 2,800-square-foot house at 604 Halsey Street for $1.7 million. Zillow.

Technology
• A new report says Google can still track your location even if you turn that function off.

• Elon Musk is talking to Saudi Arabia’s wealth fund and other potential backersof a Tesla buyout.

Events
• Sunset Park – 9 a.m. – State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon keynotes Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s Employment Career Expo. Industry City, 233 37th St.

Sunset Park - Noon – Borough President Eric Adams launches platinum edition of “BK Sings” karaoke competition. United Senior Citizens Center, 475 53rd St.

Fort Greene – 1:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Nets, WWE superstars visit children, families. Brooklyn Hospital Center, 121 DeKalb Ave.

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August 14th, 2018 at 11:40 am

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