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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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