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Friday, April 27 

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES

• The leaders of North and South Korea agreed to work towards denuclearization in the Korean peninsula and to pursue talks with the US to declare an official end to the Korean War.

• The GOP-led House intelligence committee released a report concluding that it found no evidence of collusion between the Trump 2016 campaign and Russia.

• House Speaker Paul Ryan was criticized by members of both parties after the dismissal of the House chaplain.

IN BROOKLYN

• An MTA worker pleaded guilty to stealing more than $150,000 in benefit checks meant for his deceased mother.

• The city is relocating three of the six “booze cruises” docked in Sheepshead Bay to Mill Basin.

• An off-duty MTA bus driver was accused of drunkenly striking a cop with her car.

SUBWAY STATUS

• Southbound 2 Subway trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Pelham Pkwy.

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 21 – 108th St.

• Delays on Belt System – Cross Island Pkwy southbound between Francis Lewis Blvd and Exit 30W – I-495 – Long island Expwy.

• Delays on I-295 southbound between Northern Blvd; NY 25A and Exit 4 – I-495 Long Island Expwy.

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

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Wythe Ave and Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West.

• Accident on I-278 westbound at Atlantic Ave right lane blocked.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy Exit and Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West.

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

SCOREBOARD

Friday

The Yankees begin a three-game series with the Angels in Los Angeles. First pitch at 10:07 p.m.

The Mets head to San Diego for a three-game series with the Padres at 10:10 p.m.

Saturday

The Bronx Bombers face the Angels on the road at 9:07 p.m.

The Amazins’ take on the Padres in San Diego. First pitch at 8:40 p.m.

Sunday

The Yankees finish their series with the Angels at 8:08 p.m.

The Mets complete their road trip against the Padres at 4:10 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT

Avengers: Infinity War opened with $39 million in Thursday night preview showings.

• Amy Schumer is recovering after she was hospitalized for five days due to a kidney infection.

• ABBA announced the release of two new tracks for the first time in 35 years.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 9PM) – The team finds themselves trapped and under siege at the Lighthouse.

Hawaii Five-0 (NBC, 9PM) – Five-0 must help Duke after he is forced to steal crucial evidence from the police locker in exchange for his kidnapped granddaughter.

Blue Bloods (CBS, 10PM) – When Danny resorts to asking his incarcerated archenemy, Victor Lugo, for help locating a dangerous criminal who escaped from prison, Lugo refuses to assist unless he’s allowed to accompany them on the pursuit.  

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY

NETFLIX: 3% Season 2 – A futuristic thriller of a world divided into two domains, one of destruction and one of progress, and only 3% of those that try to transition to the better side are able to succeed.

HULU: Scrubs Season 9 – J.D. returns, but this time to teach med school, along with Turk, Drs. Cox and Kelso and Intern Denise.

AMAZON PRIME: All or Nothing: Dallas Cowboys Season 3 – The third season follows the Dallas Cowboys through their tumultuous 2017 campaign, which they enter with Super Bowl aspirations and exit one game short of the playoffs after a roller-coaster of controversy and emotion.

TECHNOLOGY

• Epic Games teased Fortnite Season 4 with a graphic that indicates a superhero-themed season.

• Microsoft released a preview of the features and changes to Office 2019 today.

• Do you need to convert a PDF into a Word document? Click here to learn how.

#TRENDINGNY

• #WWEGRR

• Bill Cosby

• #NFLDraft

• Infinity War

• Giants

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Williamsburg - Condo features 1 bedroom, 1 bath, living room/dining room, kitchen, and balcony. Asking $929,000.

Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Renovated 6 family home in pristine condition features 4,125 s/f of living space!  6 units: 12 BRs, 6 bath total. 1st flr apts have access to backyard. Large bsmt used as storage. Asking $2,449,000.

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LOCAL EVENTS

 Prospect Park – 8 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Madonna vs Britney.  LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Drive.

Saturday

• Various Times/Locations in Brooklyn - Spring Tree Giveaway.

• Prospect Park – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Sakura Matsuri.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave.

• Greenwood Heights – 3 to 5 p.m. – Secrets in Stone.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

• Flatbush – 3:30  & 8 p.m. – Set If Off – Live on Stage.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

• Manhattan Beach – 8 p.m. – Made in Brooklyn…Bound for Broadway.  One Stage & Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.

Sunday

• Prospect Park – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Sakura Matsuri.    Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave.

• Flatbush – 3:30 p.m. – Set If Off – Live on Stage.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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Written by BKTicker

April 27th, 2018 at 4:10 pm

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