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Wednesday, April 11

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• House Speaker Paul Ryan announced he will not seek reelection this year.

• President Trump warned Russia of missile strike on Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack.

• Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the regulation of social media firms is “inevitable” and revealed that his own data was exposed in the Cambridge Analytica scandal during his second day on Capitol Hill.

IN BROOKLYN
• Four suspects were arrested as part of a major drug bust in Queens and Brooklyn.

• Police identified the dismembered body of a woman that was found inside Canarsie Park.

• Police released a video of a gunman shooting a teen in the back in Brooklyn.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Northbound E trains are stopping along the F line from W 4 St-Washing Sq to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av.

• Some Forest Hills-bound M trains are stopping along the F line from 47-50 St Rockefeller Ctr to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av.

• Some Forest Hills-bound M trains will end at Delancey St-Essex St. These service changes are because of a broken rail at Lexington Av-53 St.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-495 eastbound from Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / Queens Blvd to Exit 27 – Clearview Expwy I-295 / Throgs Neck Bridge.

• 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 Exit 12B – I-495; Ramp to Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound from Rockaway Blvd to Exit 8 – Main St.

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

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

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit – 38th St; Sunset Park Industrial Park to Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Knicks (28-53) head to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers in the final game of their season. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (28-53) take on the Boston Celtics on the road in their last game. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

• The Yankees (5-6) were crushed by Boston, 14-1. They play the Red Sox at Fenway again at 7:10 p.m.

• The Mets (9-1) continue their hot streak by topping the Marlins, 8-6. They finish their series with the Marlins in Miami at 7:10 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Mitzi Shore, the owner of the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, died at the age of 87 after a battle with Parkinson’s disease.

• Mariah Carey opened up about living with bipolar disease in an issue of People’s Magazine.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Blacklist (NBC, 8PM) – In an attempt to apply pressure to Ian Garvey, Red and the Task Force head to Paris to track down a prominent heroin supplier for the Nash Syndicate. Distrustful of Red’s agenda, Liz takes her own path in going after Garvey.

• Suits (USA, 9PM) – Harvey is forced into a difficult decision when the impossible is asked of him. Mike and Rachel try to make time to discuss their future. Louis struggles with the rules of his relationship.

• The Americans (FX, 10PM) – In the aftermath of a disastrous operation, Philip and Elizabeth clash about how to handle things with Paige. Meanwhile, Stan struggles to contain the growing risks of Sofia and Gennadi’s fraying relationship.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Bad Boys – Two hip detectives protect a witness to a murder while investigating a case of stolen heroin from the evidence storage room from their police precinct.

• HULU: Augie – At 47, Augie Nieto was diagnosed with ALS. Since then, he and his wife Lynne have been on a quest to change the course of ALS.

• AMAZON VIDEO: Mystic River – The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.

TECHNOLOGY
• Google is planning to release a new Gmail design with several new features in the coming weeks.

• A federal jury ordered that Apple pay $502.6 million for infringing four patents for secure communications.

• Are you trying to get sharp photos on your camera? Check out these tips on how to improve your focusing skills.

#TRENDINGNY
• #NationalPetDay

• Andre Ingram

• Nicki

• Syria

• #StatenIslandHustle

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Bed-Stuy – Legal 4 family brownstone in Stuyvesant Heights Historic District. Hand carved wood staircase, banister and wainscoting, 2 fireplaces, original window shutters, parquet floors, stained glass transom windows, pocket doors, high ceilings, crown moldings and more. Asking $2,300,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• For Sale – Williamsburg - Three family brick – delivered vacant. 7 BRs, 3 bath total. 1st flr has access to yard, 2nd flr has outdoor deck. Asking $2,100,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188v

LOCAL EVENTS
• Greenpoint – 4:30 p.m. – Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund celebrates 500th new tree planted. 725 Leonard St.

• Bushwick – 6:30 p.m. – Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Assemblywoman Maritza Davila host discussion on tenant harassment. Ridgewood Bushwick Youth Center, 1474 Gates Ave.

• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 6:30 p.m. – State Senator Jesse Hamilton holds emergency meeting with mental health advisory committee in wake of death of Saheed Vassell. SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 395 Lenox Rd.

 Greenpoint - 8 p.m. – Free Screening: Being John Malkovich. Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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April 12th, 2018 at 1:36 am

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Morning Buzz: Brooklyn Ripper found guilty of elevator attack, Teacher indicted for sexually assaulting student

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Wednesday, April 11

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 53 degrees.

Top Stories
• In a five-hour face-off with senators, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for the company’s privacy failures, but emerged unscathed.

• Trump is considering firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a move that lawmakers fear could lead to Robert Mueller’s removal.

• The FBI is investigating a $150,000 payment made by the publisher of National Enquirer to a second woman who claims she had an affair with Trump.

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Free Screening: Being John Malkovich  Wed Apr 11th  8pm  While at work, Craig (John Cusack) discovers a portal that leads into the mind of renowned actor John Malkovich.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue, Greenpoint
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Brooklyn News
• The “Brooklyn Ripper” was found guilty and could face up to life in prison for an elevator attack that left a 6-year-old boy dead.

• A grand jury indicted a Flatbush teacher for sexually assaulting a high school student and then paying him after each encounter.

• NYPD released new surveillance video of the fatal Crown Heights shootingthat killed Saheed Vassell.

Politics
• Trump believes he has the power to fire Robert Mueller because the probe into Russian meddling has “gone too far.

• A longtime political operative is challenging Thomas DiNapoli for state comptroller.

Entertainment
• Actor T.J. Miller was arrested for drunkenly calling in a bomb threat on a train after a female passenger snubbed his advances.

• Here’s the inside story of how Tristan Thompson likely cheated on a pregnant Khloe Kardashian with an Instagram model. 

Buzzing Back

• In 1970 Apollo 13 is launched to the moon.  In 1995 the movie Apollo 13 was released starring this actor.

• In 1966 English singer/songwriter Lisa Stansfield is born in Manchester, England.  Released in 1989, this song remains her biggest hit to date.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the biggest obstacle to tackling problems at NYCHA is still de Blasio.

• The Post says after the FBI raid on Trump’s lawyer, the president’s best bet is to play it cool and not fire investigators.

In the Blogs
• The Gardens of the Galaxy spring market is blasting off on April 22.

• A new Bushwick corner spot promises to be “more than a coffee shop.”

Trending in New York
• Champions League
• Tristan Thompson
• Andre Ingram
• Mr. Trump
• The Mets

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (28-53) head to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers in the final game of their season. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (28-53) take on the Boston Celtics on the road in their last game. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

• The Yankees (5-6) were crushed by Boston, 14-1. They play the Red Sox at Fenway again at 7:10 p.m.

• The Mets (9-1) continue their hot streak by topping the Marlins, 8-6. They finish their series with the Marlins in Miami at 7:10 p.m.

• A 32-year-old rookie made his NBA debut with the Lakers, and caught fire.

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Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: King for a Day  Sat Apr 14th 2pm & 6:30 pm  Daniel and all of his friends invite you for a brand-new adventure in Neighborhood of Make-Believe where Daniel learns just what it takes to be King. $30-$80  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
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Real Estate
• Here are the 10 biggest real estate projects coming to New York City, including two in Brooklyn.

• For Rent – Irving Avenue @ Linden Street, Bushwick – Newly renovated 2 BR apt has open kitchen w/ LR, very bright interior, great closet space.  Heat/Hot Water included.  Asking $1,900/month  Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Meeker Avenue, Williamsburg – 2 BR, 1 bath box style apt features windows in every room.  Shared yard space.  Heat/Hot water included.  Asking $2,200/month  Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830

• Sold – Bed-Stuy – A five-bedroom, two-bathroom, 3,300-square-foot house at 459 Bainbridge Street for $910,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Wells Fargo could face as much as $1 billion in fines to its mortgage and auto loan financing divisions.

• T-Mobile is restarting a new round of talks to acquire Sprint.

Events
• Greenpoint – 4:30 p.m. – Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund celebrates 500th new tree planted. 725 Leonard St.

• Bushwick – 6:30 p.m. – Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Assemblywoman Maritza Davila host discussion on tenant harassment. Ridgewood Bushwick Youth Center, 1474 Gates Ave.

• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 6:30 p.m. – State Senator Jesse Hamilton holds emergency meeting with mental health advisory committee in wake of death of Saheed Vassell. SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 395 Lenox Rd.

 Greenpoint - 8 p.m. – Free Screening: Being John Malkovich. Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

Written by BKTicker

April 12th, 2018 at 1:01 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress, Bag of limbs found after discovery of limbless body in Brooklyn Park

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Tuesday, April 10

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress for the first day of his hearing on Capitol Hill.

• President Trump cancelled a trip to Latin America to oversee a response to the Syrian government’s alleged chemical attack on its own people.

• Penn Station’s “summer of hell” is expected to return after Amtrak announced $50 million worth of repairs that will affect service.

IN BROOKLYN
• A bag of limbs was discovered near the location where a woman’s limbless body was found a day earlier in Canarsie Park.

• A woman died from her injuries after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver in East Flatbush.

• Brooklyn prosecutors argued against allowing jurors in El Chapo’s trial to see Sean Penn’s controversial 2016 Rolling Stone interview with the kingpin.

SUBWAY STATUS
• J trains are running with delays in both directions because of NYPD activity at Jamaica Ctr-Parsons/Archer.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-495 eastbound between Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / Queens Blvd and Exit 27 – Clearview Expwy I-295 / Throgs Neck Bridge.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between Union Turnpike and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

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

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound between Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Jackie Robinson Parkway Split.

• Disabled vehicle on I-678 southbound approaching I-495 Long Island Expwy right lane blocked.

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Knicks (28-53) fell to the Cavaliers in their final home game, 123-109.

• The Nets (28-53) topped the Chicago Bulls, 114-105.

• The Yankees (5-5) head to Boston to begin a three-game series against the Red Sox. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.

• The Mets (8-1) continue their fast start with a win against the Marlins, 4-2. They face the Marlins again at 7:10 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Former “Silicon Valley” star T.J. Miller was busted for drunkenly calling in a fake bomb threat on an Amtrak train.

• Seth Meyers and his wife welcomed their second child, who was born in the lobby of their apartment.

• Bill Cosby’s lawyer slammed an accuser as a “con-artist” in the opening statements of Cosby’s retrial in Philadelphia.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Flash (CW, 8PM) – Barry and Ralph take different approaches to finding the remaining bus metas before DeVoe gets to them. However, Ralph’s cavalier attitude frustrates Barry and the two clash over what it means to be a hero.

• The Middle (ABC, 8:30PM) – Frankie is surprised but relieved when Dr. Goodwin agrees to buy all of the peanut brittle that Brick needs to sell for school. But the good doctor displays a bit of Mr. Hyde behavior when Frankie doesn’t deliver the product in an expeditious manner.

• New Girl (FOX, 9:30PM) – The Season 7 premiere picks up about three years after the end of Season 6 with Jess and Nick returning from a European book tour for “The Pepperwood Chronicles.”

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: The Lost Boys – After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

• HULU: Preacher Season 2 – Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy hit the road in search of God, and quickly realize they’re being stalked by a killer cowboy.

• AMAZON VIDEO: Hours – When Hurricane Katrina hits, a young father must take extreme measures to protect his newborn baby in their evacuated and darkened hospital.

TECHNOLOGY
• Vevo’s YouTube account was hacked as a number of high-profile music videos were defaced, including the most viewed YouTube video of all time.

• Instagram is rolling out a new portrait mode feature that blurs out the background to provide a professional photography look.

• Do you want to check if your Facebook information was shared with Cambridge Analytica? Click here to learn how.

#TRENDINGNY
• #RAWAfterMania

• Trump

• #EqualPayDay

• #NationalSiblingsDay

• #Zuckerberg

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Duplex penthouse apartment features 1 bedroom, 1 bath, and walk-in closet. Close To Macarren Park, and 1 and 1/2 Blocks To The L Train. Asking $925,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• For Sale – Clinton Hill – Apartment features 1 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen, and dining room. Asking $675,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

LOCAL EVENTS
• Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – Community Board 1 Meeting. Swinging Sixties, 211 Ainslie St.

• Park Slope – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. – A Taste of Fifth. Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by BKTicker

April 12th, 2018 at 12:45 am

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Morning Buzz: NYCHA boss resigns over lead paint scandal, Limbless body found in Canarsie park

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Tuesday, April 10

Weather
• Rain showers in the morning and overcast in the afternoon. High of 49.

Top Stories
• Trump’s tax cuts and the new spending bill are expected to raise the federal deficit to $804 billion this year.

• FBI agents raided the office of Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer, and confiscated records related to Stormy Daniels, infuriating the president.

• NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye has resigned amid mounting criticism over the lead paint scandal.

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Brooklyn News
• Police found a woman’s body with its limbs hacked off inside a Canarsie park.

• A NYCHA groundskeeper was arrested for shooting a rival in the stomach at a Canarsie housing complex.

• A construction worker fell two stories from a church in Williamsburg, leaving him in critical condition.

Politics
• On her 52nd birthday, Cynthia Nixon picked up the endorsement of an influential progressive group in Brooklyn.

• Former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Minor created a state-level campaign committee, sparking rumors of a gubernatorial bid.

Entertainment
• Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are planning to have more kids.

 Here’s what Cardi B’s pregnancy will mean for her upcoming shows. 

Buzzing Back

• In 1976 Peter Frampton hit #1 on the Billboard album chart with this LP.  The album would stay on the chart for 97 weeks and sell over 6 million copies.

• In 1984 Mandy Moore is born in Nashua, New Hampshire. In 2016, she began co-starring as Rebecca Pearson in this NBC hit drama.

Opinion
• USA Today says Trump’s deployment of National Guard to the border is little more than political theater.

• The Post says Cuomo’s latest budget actually leaves the state with a structural budget gap.

In the Blogs
• Here are the five hottest events happening in Bushwick this week.

• Help this Park Slope couple find the hubby’s missing wedding ring.

Trending in New York
• #CBX_BloomingDays
• #TuesdayThoughts
• New Mexico
• #NationalSiblingsDay
• #LifeCouldBeEasierIf

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (28-53) fell to the Cavaliers in their final home game, 123-109.

• The Nets (28-53) topped the Chicago Bulls, 114-105.

• The Yankees (5-5) head to Boston to begin a three-game series against the Red Sox. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.

• The Mets (8-1) continue their fast start with a win against the Marlins, 4-2. They face the Marlins again at 7:10 p.m.

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Don’t…Eat…till Brooklyn!  Thurs Apr 12th 7pm  A night of food, music and mingling to support the honorable efforts of Citymeals on Wheels.  Tickets are $75 and include drinks and food.  307 Kent Ave, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• Here are the latest renderings for Tishman Speyer’s 51-story condo towercoming to Downtown Brooklyn.

• For Sale – 109 Cooper Street, Bushwick – Two family home on 3 levels.  1st & 2nd floor each have 2 BR apts w/ use of yard.  Full basement, huge backyard.  Asking $849,000 Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

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

• Sold – Dyker Heights – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,328-square-foot house at 1219 77th Street for $930,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted to lawmakers that the network could have done more to prevent data misuse.

• Apple unveiled its new red-colored iPhones that will hit stores on Friday.

Events
• Bensonhurst – 8:45 a.m. – Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza visits Brooklyn Studio Secondary School for a College Access for All focus group. 8310 21st Ave.

• Bed-Stuy – 10:45 a.m. – Chancellor Carranza visits classes at Bedford-Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School. 82 Lewis Ave.

• Bushwick – 11:40 a.m. – Chancellor Carranza visits Dual Language classes at Brighter Choice Community School. 280 Hart St.

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

• Park Slope – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. – A Taste of Fifth. Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Ave.

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April 12th, 2018 at 12:32 am

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by Beacon Eldercare

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Monday, April 9

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• President Trump denounced a suspected chemical attack on civilians in Syria and said he will decide on a possible military response in the next 48 hours.

• Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress and apologized for the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal as well as the slow response to Russian interference during the US election.

• The NYPD added 20 more SVU detectives after reports indicated that the division was critically understaffed.

IN BROOKLYN
• A 65-year-old woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver in East Flatbush.

• Police released a video of a hooded gunman as he opened fire on a man as they stood on a sidewalk in East Flatbush. 

• Jury deliberations have begun in the 2014 case of a man accused of stabbing two children in an East New York elevator.

SUBWAY STATUS
• No A service to/from Rockaway Park-Beach 116 St.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge

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

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

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 30 – Flushing Ave and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between 39th St and Exit 26 – Hamilton Ave.

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Knicks (28-52) will face the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Yankees (5-5) suffered another tough loss, losing to the Baltimore Orioles, 8-7. Giancarlo Stanton said the historically poor start for the team is just “a bad week.”

• The Mets (7-1) swept the Washington Nationals, beating them 6-5 in the 12th inning.

• The Nets (27-53) will take on the Chicago Bulls tonight at 7:30 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• A topless protestor who was a former Cosby Show actress charged at Bill Cosby as he arrived at sexual-assault retrial.

• The Simpsons’ response to criticism regarding controversial character Apu sparked its own backlash.

• Cardi B opened up about receiving illegal butt injections and being in a gang in an issue of GQ.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (CW, 8PM) – The Legends plan to vanquish Mallus by using the totems doesn’t go as planned, forcing Rip to improvise. The team finds itself regrouping in the Wild West, where they run into their old pal Jonah Hex.

• The Terror (CW, 9PM) – A cunning attack on the ships proves the men are not battling an ordinary bear and that the region’s Inuit culture may hold a key to their survival.

• Good Girls (NBC, 10PM) – Business is booming and the women are living large, but a threat from one of their employees reminds them how violent Rio can be when pushed and threatens everything they’ve been working toward.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Sin City – A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.

• HULU: A Simple Plan – When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.

• AMAZON VIDEO: Project Nim – Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s.

TECHNOLOGY
• Facebook suspended another data analytics firm for collecting data on users under the guise of academic research and selling the information to advertisers.

• Apple announced new red models of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 plus.

• Are you looking to work on your portrait photography skills? Click here for 14 tips on portrait photography.

#TRENDING
• #WrestleMania

• Masters

• Cardi

• #MondayMotivation

• #NationalLibraryWeek

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Greenpoint – Newly renovated 2 family brick home delivered vacant. 1st flr has 1 BR, 1 bath w/ access to backyard & pool.  2nd flr has 2 BRs, 1 bath. Finished basement w/ sep entrance, laundry room. Asking $2.2M. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Renovated one family. Kitchen features marble counters, SS appliances, master BR en suite, full finished basement, AC & heat, rear deck, 1 car garage.  Asking $849,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-821-5999

LOCAL EVENTS
• Ditmas Park – 8 p.m. – Aries Party.  Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd.

• Downtown Brooklyn – 9 p.m. – Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries host a community town hall meeting focused on organizing and the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., Genovesi Center, fourth floor.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by BKTicker

April 12th, 2018 at 12:30 am

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Morning Buzz: Man bites and swallows tip of officer’s finger, bipolar man’s friend shot dead by police in 2008

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Monday, April 9

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• A man died after an apartment blaze broke out at Trump Tower on a floor where sprinklers were not installed.

• Starting today, Facebook will notify you if you’re one of the 87 million users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica.

• A bus carrying Long Island students returning from spring break in Europe crashed on the Southern State Parkway, seriously injuring six passengers while 37 more suffered minor injuries.

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A Taste of 5th Tues Apr 10th 6:30-9:30pm  Sample the savory offerings from 45+ local restaurants and bars, dancing with our local DJ, a visit into our Speakeasy and a cool jazz band. $60 Adv, $70 at door.  The Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Avenue, Park Slope
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Brooklyn News
• The best friend of slain bipolar man Saheed Vassell was also fatally shot by NYPD officers back in 2008.

• A Brooklyn-bred vet shared some insight into a famous 15-year-old photograph of him holding the American flag against a soon-to-be-toppled statue of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

• A man bit off the tip of an officer’s finger and swallowed it as he was being processed at the 69th Precinct station house.

Politics
• Senator John McCain believes Trump’s comments about withdrawing from Syria “emboldened” the Syrian regime to launch latest gruesome chemical attack.

• A South Carolina Congressman pulled out a gun at a meeting with voters in an effort to show that they’re not dangerous.

Entertainment
• Black Panther has surpassed Titanic as the third-highest grossing film in North American history.

Weekend Box Office
• A Quiet Place: $50 million
• Ready Player One: $25.1 million
• Blockers: $21.4 million
• Black Panther: $8.4 million
• I Can Only Imagine: $8.4 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1977 ABBA earned their only number #1 hit in the United States with this song.

• In 1990 actress Kristen Stewart is born in Los Angeles, California.  She is most noted for her performance in this movie series.

Opinion
• The Times argues that state courts around the country are under partisan attacks.

• USA Today warns that e-cigarettes are possibly creating a new generation of addicts.

In the Blogs
• A 21-year-old entrepreneur and college student opened an all-vegan cafe in Bushwick.

• More than 4,000 Success Academy students packed the Barclays Center for a rally to help them get ready for the state tests.

Trending in New York
• #WrestleMania
• #Billions
• #TheMasters
• #100yearsago
• Reed

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (28-52) will face the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Yankees (5-5) suffered another tough loss, losing to the Baltimore Orioles, 8-7. Giancarlo Stanton said the historically poor start for the team is just “a bad week.”

• The Mets (7-1) swept the Washington Nationals, beating them 6-5 in the 12th inning.

• The Nets (27-53) will take on the Chicago Bulls tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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

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Real Estate
• The first rendering for 61 Troutman Street in Bushwick has been revealed and it’s pretty unique.

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Unique property ideal for . contractor/Craftsman/investor.  Detached 2 family home w/ finished basement on double 50×87′ lot.  Two car garage, separate workshop, pvt driveway.  Good for 1031 exchange or any business owner in need of secure parking & workshop or warehouse space.  Asking $1.480M Dave Pastorini Coldwell Banker Philips  718-757-5881

• For Rent – Metropolitan Avenue @ Olive Street, Williamsburg  1 BR apt features a large LR, separate kitchen area w/ dishwasher, SS appliances.  Modern bath, laundry in bldg, elevator, video security.  Heat/Hot Water included.  Asking $2,350/month  Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• Sold - Marine Park – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,700-square-foot home at 3706 Quentin Rd. for $585,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• 28-year-old James Halsey died after being shot in the head at 406 Madison Avenue on Saturday around 7:48 p.m. There were no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

• Correction officer Theresa Tucker was arrested on Saturday at 11 a.m. by officers of the 84th Precinct. The 53-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct and menacing in the third degree.

Events
• Bushwick – 8 a.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams will hand out flyers to commuters urging eligible Brooklynites to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit. Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues subway station, corner of Myrtle & Wyckoff Avenues• Bensonhurst – 11 a.m. – Assemblyman William Colton and local residents hold a press conference exposing reasons why MTA’s plan does not work there. Kings Highway and West Sixth Street

• Ditmas Park – 8 p.m. – Aries Party.  Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Road

• Downtown Brooklyn – 9 p.m. – Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries host a community town hall meeting focused on organizing and the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., Genovesi Center, fourth floor

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April 12th, 2018 at 12:07 am

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by The Camera Store in Maspeth

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Friday, April 6

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES

• The Trump administration imposed sanctions on seven of Russia’s richest men and 17 government officials due to Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and other aggressions.

• China warned that it will fight back after President Trump threatened to impose $100 billion in new tariffs on imported Chinese goods. Meanwhile, the Dow more than 550 points due to fears of a trade war.

• MMA fighter Conor McGregor was charged with assault and criminal mischief after he attacked a bus full of fighters at Barclays Center.

IN BROOKLYN
• Two dozen people were injured after an MTA bus was rear ended by a car in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.

• Police are searching for two suspects wanted for four robberies across Queens and Brooklyn.

• Mayor de Blasio said that the BQX project will require federal funding despite his previous assurances that the city would not depend on anyone else.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Southbound A trains are running with delays because of signal problems at 80 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 Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between I-495 Long Island Expwy and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Accident investigation on 101st St southbound at 37th Ave all lanes subject to closure.

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

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

SCOREBOARD
Friday
• The Knicks (27-51) host the Miami Heat at 7:30 p.m.
• The Yankees continue their home stand against the O’s at 7:05 p.m.

Saturday
• The Rangers finish their season on the road against the Philadelphia Flyers at 3 p.m.
• The Islanders travel to Detroit to take on the Red Wings at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks welcome the Milwaukee Bucks to MSG at 7:30 p.m.
• The Nets head to Chicago to play the Bulls. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
• The Mets take on the Nationals on the road. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Orioles for a 1:05 p.m. matinee.

Sunday
• The Mets conclude their series with the Nats at 8:08 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their four-game series with the Orioles at 1:05 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Kate Hudson revealed that she is pregnant with her third child and first girl in an Instagram post.

• Jay-Z opened up about infidelity in his marriage with Beyoncé and his mother’s sexuality in an interview with David Letterman.

• “Roseanne” was criticized for a joke about two minority-centered shows.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 9PM) – Coulson is forced to team up with surprising allies to save the world, while the S.H.I.E.L.D. team attempts to track down and rescue him.

• Jane the Virgin (CW, 9PM) – After Jane, Rafael, Petra and JR all go out together, Jane is bothered to learn that JR doesn’t like her. Jane and Rafael brush off a big relationship moment, but they both try to make up for it in different ways.

• Blue Bloods (CBS, 10PM) – After a woman voices her outrage regarding the NYPD’s inability to find her son’s murderer, Danny reexamines the case, upsetting the original detective, Erin, and Anthony, who didn’t pursue the case due to lack of evidence.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman - Jay Z talks candidly about his past in the streets, his family struggles and racial injustices.

• HULU: Fixer Upper Season 4 – Chip and Joanna Gaines help homebuyers turn fixer uppers into showplaces.

• AMAZON VIDEO: The Florida Project – Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.

TECHNOLOGY
• Facebook plans to make an “unsend” feature available to users after it was revealed that the company retracted messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg from their recipients inboxes.

• Chevrolet updated its 2019 car lineup with the Malibu, Cruze, and Spark models set to receive new styling and upgrades.

• Is your Google Drive almost full? Click here to learn how to free up space.

#TRENDINGNY
• #InvasionOfPrivacy

• #JerseyShore

• Trump

• Masters

#FridayFeeling

• #NationalStudentAthleteDay

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Park Slope – One bedroom In elevator pre-war building. Features living room/dining room comb, large closet with storage above, brand new kitchen, hardwood floors, pet friendly, bicycle storage, laundry In basement, and small common garden! Asking $639.000. Crifasi Real Estate 718- 782-4411

• For Sale – East New York - Duplex with basement, beautiful hardwood flooring throughout, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and backsplash, high ceilings, private backyard, close to all, heat and hot water included. Asking $2,200/month. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• Greenwood Heights – 6 to 8 p.m. – Twilight Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

• Flatbush – 7:30 p.m. – Joe Rogan performs.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

• Brooklyn Heights – 7:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Folk Festival.  Saint Ann’s Church, 157 Montague St.

• Williamsburg – 9 p.m. – Thelma & Louise & Wild Turkey!  Videology, 308 Bedford Ave.

Saturday

• Prospect Park – 8:30 a.m. – Opening Weekend.

• Williamsburg – 11 a.m. – Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo.  National Sawdust, 80 N6th St.

• Brooklyn Heights – Noon – Brooklyn Folk Festival.  Saint Ann’s Church, 157 Montague St.

• Williamsburg – Noon – Congresswomen Nydia Velazquex and Carolyn Maloney host town hall on gun violence. MS 50, 183 South 3rd St.

• Greenpoint - Noon to 6 p.m. – The Oddities Spring Flea Market.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

• Greenwood Heights – 6 to 8 p.m. – Twilight Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

• Williamsburg – 8:15 p.m. – The Wolf of Wall Street Drink-Along.  Videology,  308 Bedford Ave.

Sunday
• Prospect Park – 8:30 a.m. – Opening Weekend.

• Dumbo – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Brooklyn Flea: Sundays in Dumbo Season Opening.  Manhattan Bridge Archway, 80 Pearl St.

• Park Slope – 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – The Bloody Mary Festival.  Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Ave.

• Greenpoint - Noon to 6 p.m. – The Oddities Spring Flea Market.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

• Ditmas Park – 1 to 6 p.m. – Makers Market.  Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd.

• Brooklyn Heights – 2 p.m. – Brooklyn Folk Festival.  Saint Ann’s Church, 157 Montague St.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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April 8th, 2018 at 5:37 pm

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Morning Buzz: Hundreds protest in Crown Heights over NYPD shooting, Conor McGregor arrested at Barclays Center

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Friday, April 6
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Orthodox Good Friday. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Rainy with a high of 56 degrees. Cloudy on Saturday with a high of 44. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a high of 45.

Top Stories
• The mother of Saheed Vassell criticized the NYPD for their “unjustified” shooting as hundreds mourned his death at a Brooklyn vigil.

• China vowed to fight the U.S. “at any cost” after Trump proposed another $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, escalating a possible trade war.

• MMA fighter Conor McGregor turned himself in to police after an altercation in which he threw a metal barricade at a bus.

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The Wolf of Wall Street Drink-Along  Sat Apr 7th 8:15pm  Each ticket includes 4 drink courses so you can party like you’ve never even heard the word “recession.”  $50 Videology, 308 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg
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Brooklyn News
• The park coming to the Domino Sugar redevelopment site will feature artifacts from the Williamsburg landmark.

• The mob threatened a Brooklyn doctor to write prescriptions for 230,000 Oxycodone pills, according to prosecutors.

• Riders, neighbors and officials are beginning the one-year countdown to the L train shutdown.

Politics
• Even though the mayor isn’t there yet, First Lady Chirlane McCray says she supports legalizing marijuana.

• Challengers to the former IDC state senators are forging ahead with their races despite the group’s disbandment.

Entertainment
• Lorde apologized for her “poorly chosen” reference to Whitney Houston’s death in a bathtub in a now-deleted Instagram post.

• Amazon’s “Lord of the Rings” series will be five seasons and could cost up to $1 billion.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971  The Rolling Stones release this song, the first single on their own label, which introduces their infamous logo designed by John Pasche.

• In 1969 actor Paul Rudd is born in Passaic, New Jersey. In 1995, his made his acting debut in this horror movie.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the public should see raw, unedited footage of the shooting of Saheed Vassell from different angles.

• The Post urges de Blasio not to fire the city’s top watchdog particularly because of its independence.

In the Blogs
• Historian Geoff Cobb delves into the history of gourmet food purveyor Balducci’s beginnings in Greenpoint.

• Here is a list of Brooklyn sports camps where young athletes can hone their skills.

Trending in New York
• #InvasionOfPrivacy
• #Scandal
• The Monster
• Anna Wintour
• #CriticalRole

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (34-37-10) topped the rival Rangers (34-38-9), 2-1.

• The Nets (26-53) beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 119-111.

• The Mets (5-1) are off to a hot start, crushing the Washington Nationals, 8-2.

• The Yankees (4-3) fell to the Baltimore Orioles, 5-2.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (27-51) host the Miami Heat at 7:30 p.m.
• The Yankees continue their home stand against the O’s at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers finish their season on the road against the Philadelphia Flyers at 3 p.m.
• The Islanders travel to Detroit to take on the Red Wings at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks welcome the Milwaukee Bucks to MSG at 7:30 p.m.
• The Nets head to Chicago to play the Bulls. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
• The Mets take on the Nationals on the road. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Orioles for a 1:05 p.m. matinee.
Sunday
• The Mets conclude their series with the Nats at 8:08 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their four-game series with the Orioles at 1:05 p.m.

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Prospect Park Opening Weekend  Sat Apr 7th & Sun Apr 8th Kick off the start of spring with a full weekend of special events and activities! Free-Pls Register.  Prospect Park
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Real Estate
• Time Our Market in Dumbo was Brooklyn’s biggest retail lease in March at 21,000 square feet.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 8th 3:30-4:30pm  243 Devoe Street, Williamsburg  Renovated 6 family home features 12 BRs, 6 bath total.  Each unit has 2 BRs in great condition.  High end details & finishes.  Large yard & basement.  Asking $2,449,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Sale – 3845 Shore Parkway, Unit 1M, Sheepshead Bay  Studio co-op features large LR, kitchen, full bath.  Located near all!  Asking $156,750  Carollo Real Estate  718-747-7747

• Sold – Bergen Beach – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,998-square-foot house at 2371 East 70th Street for $675,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Here are the hottest restaurants in Brooklyn for April 2018.

• Eater recommends Archie’s in Bushwick, which boasts Connecticut-style pizza and excellent pepperoni and vegetable pies.

Restaurant ABC’s – Homecrest
Grade A – Chateau De Capitaine, 2570 Coney Island Ave. – Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade B – Pio Pio Brooklyn, 282 Kings Hwy. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade C – Retro Grill, 2556 Coney Island Ave. – Filth flies.

Events
• Prospect Heights – 11 a.m. – Success Academy students gather for “Slam the Exam” academic pep rally. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

• Bushwick – 3 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James speaks at announcement on the murder of Ebony Young. Harvey’s Funeral Home, 1504 Bushwick Ave.

• Greenwood Heights – 6 to 8 p.m. – Twilight Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street

• Flatbush – 7:30 p.m. – Joe Rogan performs.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

• Brooklyn Heights – 7:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Folk Festival.  Saint Ann’s Church, 157 Montague Street

• Williamsburg – 9 p.m. – Thelma & Louise & Wild Turkey!  Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue

Saturday
• Prospect Park – 8:30 a.m. – Opening Weekend.
• Williamsburg – 11 a.m. – Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo.  National Sawdust, 80 N6th Street
• Brooklyn Heights – Noon – Brooklyn Folk Festival.  Saint Ann’s Church, 157 Montague Street
• Williamsburg – Noon – Congresswomen Nydia Velazquex and Carolyn Maloney host town hall on gun violence. MS 50, 183 South 3rd St.
• Greenpoint - Noon to 6 p.m. – The Oddities Spring Flea Market.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue
• Greenwood Heights – 6 to 8 p.m. – Twilight Tour.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
• Williamsburg – 8:15 p.m. – The Wolf of Wall Street Drink-Along.  Videology,  308 Bedford Avenue
Sunday
• Prospect Park – 8:30 a.m. – Opening Weekend.
• Dumbo – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Brooklyn Flea: Sundays in Dumbo Season Opening.  Manhattan Bridge Archway, 80 Pearl Street
• Park Slope – 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – The Bloody Mary Festival.  Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Avenue
• Greenpoint - Noon to 6 p.m. – The Oddities Spring Flea Market.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue
• Ditmas Park – 1 to 6 p.m. – Makers Market.  Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Road
• Brooklyn Heights – 2 p.m. – Brooklyn Folk Festival.  Saint Ann’s Church, 157 Montague Street.

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April 8th, 2018 at 5:15 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: NYPD video shows man with pipe moments before cops fatally shoot him, Judge won’t drop charges against ex-detectives accused of rape

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Thursday, April 5

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• The NYPD released a video of a Brooklyn man who was walking the streets holding a metal pipe that looked like a gun moments before he was shot and killed by cops. Meanwhile, NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an investigation into the fatal shooting.

• The severely decomposed body of a missing CDC employee was found in a river in Northwest Atlanta.

• This year’s Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be slightly above-average, according to researchers.

IN BROOKLYN
• A judge refused to drop charges against two ex-NYPD detectivesaccused of raping a handcuffed Brooklyn woman in the back of a police van.

• Two men were arrested after they were caught attempting to smuggle two dozen finches through JFK Airport.

• UFC star Conor McGregor was involved in a backstage fight at Barclays Center.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Northbound 2 and 3 trains are running local from Chambers St to 96 St because of a train with mechanical problems at 59 St-Columbus Circle. Expect delays on 1, 2 and 3 trains.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-495 eastbound from Exit 17E – I-278 to Exit 27 – Clearview Expwy I-295 / Throgs Neck Bridge.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from 69th Rd; Ramp to Union Turnpike.

• Delays on I-678 northbound from Linden Blvd to Exit 5 – 101st Ave.

• 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 beat Tampa Bay, 7-2. The Bombers (4-2) start a series in Baltimore at 6:35 p.m.

• The Brooklyn Nets (25-53) are in Milwaukee for an 8 p.m. meeting with the Bucks.

• The Rangers (34-37-9) and Islanders (33-37-10) skate in Brooklyn. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• A Post columnist writes the rest of the MLB was put on notice after Sanchez, Judge and Stanton all went deep yesterday.

ENTERTAINMENT
• “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed that he was diagnosed with the shingles a day after he tweeted about suffering from a migraine.

• The NYPD is searching for MMA star Conor McGregor after he allegedly attacked a UFC rival at Barclays Center.

• Hooper Penn, the 24-year-old son of Robin Wright and Sean Penn, was arrested along with his girlfriend for drug possession in Nebraska.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Jersey Shore Family Vacation (MTV, 8PM) – After five years apart, everyone reunites in Miami for a family vacation, but The Situation ‘s legal issues have put his vacation in jeopardy. The series premiere.

• Gotham (FOX, 8PM) – Gordon and Bullock try to stay one step ahead as Jerome zeros in on his next target. Meanwhile, Nygma hosts a riddle game show in the Narrows and faces his toughest challenger in Lee Thompkins.

• Chicago Fire (NBC, 10PM) – Boden has a lapse in judgment in the aftermath of rescuing a young boy. Kidd struggles to win the approval of Severide’s mom after a surprise visit and Otis takes on new responsibilities at the firehouse.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Despicable Me 3 – Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.

• HULU: Black Sails Season 4 – The invasion of Nassau meets with catastrophe. Teach and Rackham seek revenge for the death of Charles Vane. Eleanor adjusts to her new role.

• AMAZON VIDEO: The Missing Season 2 – A young woman walks into the town she was abducted from 11 years previously – does she hold the key to the whereabouts of another missing girl?

TECHNOLOGY
• The long awaited Mac Pro will be released in 2019.

• More than 3,100 Google employees signed a letter urging the companyto pull out of a Pentagon research initiative for improved analysis of drone footage.

• Do you want to increase your number of Instagram followers? Click here for some tips.

#TRENDINGNY
• #RHONY

• #JSFamilyVacation

• Masters

• Amazon

• #NationalBurritoDay

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Bed-Stuy – Legal 4 family brownstone in Stuyvesant Heights Historic District. Hand carved wood staircase, banister and wainscoting, 2 fireplaces, original window shutters, parquet floors, stained glass transom windows, pocket doors, high ceilings, crown moldings and more. Asking $2,300,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• For Sale – Williamsburg - Three family brick – delivered vacant. 7 BRs, 3 bath total. 1st flr has access to yard, 2nd flr has outdoor deck. Asking $2,100,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
 East New York – 6 p.m – Borough President Eric Adams hosts opioid overdose training worshop. New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Ave.

• Williamsburg – 8:45 p.m. – Romeo & Juliet with Rose from Verona. Videology,308 Bedford Ave.

• Bushwick – 10 p.m. – Dirty Thursdays: 90s Night. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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April 8th, 2018 at 5:13 pm

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Morning Buzz: Cops shoot man with pipe in Crown Heights, More snow on the way

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Thursday, April 5

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Orthodox Holy Thursday. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 36 degrees.

Top Stories
• Don’t put those boots away just yet! More Arctic weather is headed our waywith a wintry mix of snow and rains predicted to start Friday night.

• Cops shot and killed a black man in Crown Heights who was walking the streets holding a metal pipe that looked like a gun.

• Delta Airlines says some of its customers’ payment information was stolen in a cyberattack.

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Twilight Tour  Fri Apr 6th & Sat Apr 7th   6-8pm This not-to-be-missed walking tour ends with a visit to the Catacombs, which are normally closed to the public. $25  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Greenwood Heights
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Brooklyn News
• The father of the man fatally shot in Crown Heights disputes the narrative of events as told by officers. Residents are planning a protest today.

• The woman mowed down by the same driver who hit two kids in Park Slopesays she’s proof the accident could have been avoided.

• A Brooklyn assemblywoman made a 50-minute rant at a board meeting, which included blaming Jews for gentrifying Crown Heights and Flatbush.

Politics
• A former de Blasio fundraiser was hit with a new indictment in federal court yesterday.

• Cynthia Nixon continues to hammer at Governor Andrew Cuomo, this time about the quality of water in upstate cities.

Entertainment
• Rudy Giuliani’s third wife has filed for divorce after 15 years of marriage. The two started having an affair while Giuliani was still mayor of NYC.

• Blake Lively reaction! “The Gossip Girl” star is furious after pictures of her daughter, taken outside Martha Stewart’s Easter bash, ended up online.

Buzzing Back

• In 1994, Kurt Cobain commits suicide by shooting himself at his home in Seattle.

• In 1973, pop singer Pharrel Williams is born in Virginia Beach.  He was nominated for an Academy Award in 2014 for this song for this movie.

Opinion
• The New York Times calls President Donald Trump’s plan to send troops to the southern border “irrational” and rooted in xenophobia.

• The Post takes a closer look at Cuomo’s “Trumpian” claim that he is the best governor ever.

In the Blogs
• According to Brokelyn, the 10 Most Haunted Sites in the borough include the Gowanus Whole Foods and an abandoned Gravesend townhouse.

• A Bushwick councilman wants the city to show a little bit of leniency in its crack down on e-bikes.

Trending in New York
• #SaheedVassell
• Fixer Upper
• #RBNY
• #HealTheWorldIn5Words
• Salman Khan

Scoreboard
• The Mets topped the Phillies, 4-2, in the first-ever Facebook Live game. New York (4-1) is in Washington to take on the Nationals. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.

• The Yankees beat Tampa Bay, 7-2. The Bombers (4-2) start a series in Baltimore at 6:35 p.m.

• The Brooklyn Nets (25-53) are in Milwaukee for an 8 p.m. meeting with the Bucks.

• The Rangers (34-37-9) and Islanders (33-37-10) skate in Brooklyn. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• A Post columnist writes the rest of the MLB was put on notice after Sanchez, Judge and Stanton all went deep yesterday.

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

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Dirty Thursday: 90s Night  Thurs Apr 5th   10pm  The best of the 90’s all mixed up. from old-school hits to regrettable fashion choices to fads that have come and gone. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Bushwick
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Real Estate
• A realtor in explains in the Greenpoint Star why you can’t trust estimates from online realty sites like Zillow.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 8th 1:30-3pm  55 S5th Street, Williamsburg  Charming 4 family brick features 4 large one BR units on each floor.  Each unit  is approx. 743 s/f.  Good storage & closet space, large backyard.  Asking $3,250,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Sale – 1154 Dean Street, Bed-Stuy  5,000 s/f 4 story Brownstone w/ original details.  Four fireplaces, 5 BRs, 3.5 bath.  2nd flr bath has a large jacuzzi. Asking $2,995,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-782-4411

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,244-square-foot apartment at 2068 Ocean Avenue in Midwood for $765,000.

Style & Fashion
• Whether you are into it or not, designers really want to make crazy Birkenstocks a trend.

• Meet the 74-year-old designer behind your favorite pair of jeans.

Events
• Fort Greene – 1 to 5 p.m. – Kids Week Brooklyn: Campfire Activities. Fort Greene Park Visitors Center, DeKalb Ave. & Washington Park

• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 4 p.m. – Protest outside proposed homeless shelter. 200 Linden Blvd.

• East New York – 6 p.m – Borough President Eric Adams hosts opioid overdose training worshop. New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Ave.

• Williamsburg – 8:45 p.m. – Romeo & Juliet with Rose from Verona. Videology, 308 Bedford Ave.

• Bushwick – 10 p.m. – Dirty Thursdays: 90s Night. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

Written by BKTicker

April 8th, 2018 at 4:58 pm

Posted in Uncategorized