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Friday, April 6

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:


• 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.

• 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.

• Southbound A trains are running with delays because of signal problems at 80 St.

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• 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.

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• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• #InvasionOfPrivacy

• #JerseyShore

• Trump

• Masters


• #NationalStudentAthleteDay


• 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

• 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.


• 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.

• 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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Written by BKTicker

April 8th, 2018 at 5:37 pm

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