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Friday, October 12

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• A Turkish court on Friday ordered the release of the American pastor Andrew Brunson from house arrest, ending his 24-month imprisonment.

• The death toll as a result of Hurricane Michael has risen to 13 people.

• Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who was named in a report accusing church leaders of covering up abuse.

IN BROOKLYN
• Four people suffered injuries after an elevator suddenly dropped near Flushing Avenue.

• A woman was fatally struck by an SUV in Sheepshead Bay.

•A ‘lasso gun’ for subduing emotionally disturbed persons was tested in Brooklyn.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Northbound A and C trains are running with delays because of signal problems at High St.

• Flushing-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed in the area of 61 St-Woodside in Queens.

• Downtown B,D trains run at a slower speed in the area of W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 29B – Tillary Street (New York) and Broadway; I-278 (New York).

• Delays on Belt System – Shore Parkway eastbound between Exit 3 – 4th Avenue; Verrazano Narrows Bridge (New York) and Exit 14 – Pennsylvania Avenue (New York).

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

SCOREBOARD
Friday
• The Knicks play the Nets for their last preseason game at MSG. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
• The Rangers host the Edmonton Oilers at 1 p.m.
• The Islanders (2-1-0) head to Nashville to take on the Predators at 8 p.m.

Sunday
• The Jets (2-3) welcome the Minnesota Vikings to MetLife Stadium at 1 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Quavo has dissed Nicki Minaj on his new track “Huncho Dreams” and suggests that the two had a relationship.

• Disney has released a teaser trailer for Aladdin (2019).

• “Haunting of Hill House”, a modern adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s horror novel is now streaming on Netflix.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Blindspot (NBC, 8PM) – In the Season 4 premiere, the FBI team hunts a dangerous enemy operative; and a deadly new foe emerges.

• MacGyver (CBS,8PM) – MacGyver, Riley, Bozer and Leanna go undercover on a college campus to smoke out a deep-cover operative who is recruiting students to carry out deadly attacks around the world.

• Hawaii Five-0 (CBS,9PM) – Crime spikes when a heat wave hits Oahu, causing McGarrett and Danny to hunt down a bank thief, and Tani and Junior’s car is stolen while they’re on duty.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: The Haunting of Hill House – Based on the novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.

• HULU: Light as a Feather Season 1 – A group of teenage girls must deal with supernatural fallout stemming from an innocent game of “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board” when they start dying off in the exact way predicted.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Romanoffs Season 1 – a contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family.

TECHNOLOGY
• Half of all devices are now running iOS 12, according to figures shared by Apple.

• Snapchat has launched original TV shows tailored to mobile audiences.

•Instagram is testing out tapping through posts instead of scrolling.

#TRENDINGNY
• Kanye

• Trump

• #ABC11

• Halloween

• #NationalFarmersDay

REAL ESTATE

• 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

• 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

LOCAL EVENTS
• Flatbush - 8 p.m. – Death Cab for Cutie. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
 Prospect Park – 8 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco: Thriller – A Tribute to Michael Jackson. LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Dr.
• Manhattan Beach – 8 p.m. – Billie and Blue Eyes. On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd.
• Bushwick - 10 p.m. – Discotechnique: Dead Sexy. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

Saturday
• Cambria Heights – 10 to 12 p.m. – Margie Boyd Way Street Co-Naming Ceremony. New Greater Bethel Ministries, 219-09 Linden Blvd.
• Greenpoint – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund hosts third annual Open House. McGolrick Park, Russell St. and Nassau Ave.
• Flatlands – 11 a.m. – 9/11 first responder honored with street co-naming. 3851 Flatlands Ave.
• Fort Greene – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Open House New York: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument.  Fort Greene Park, Myrtle Ave @ Washington Park
• Bay Ridge – 12:30 p.m. – 52nd annual Children’s Ragamuffin Parade. 3rd Ave. and 76th St.
• Greenwood Heights – 3 to 5 p.m. – Calling On The Spirits. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
• Park Slope – 7 p.m. – Park Slope Civic Council hosts screening of “Little Fugitive.” Berkeley Carroll School, 152 Sterling Pl.
• Flatbush - 8 p.m. – Death Cab for Cutie.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
• Williamsburg - 11:30 p.m. – Shaniaween!  A Shania Twain Halloween Party.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

Sunday
• Downtown – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Brooklyn Greenway Half & 5K Marathon. Columbia Street Waterfront.
• Greenwood Heights – 10 a.m. to Noon – Me and My Sparrows.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
 Greenpoint – 10:30 a.m. – Get to the Point! 5K. St. Stan’s, 189 Driggs Ave.
• Fort Greene – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Open House New York: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument.  Fort Greene Park, Myrtle Ave @ Washington Park.
• Williamsburg - 11:30 a.m. – Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Secret Screening.  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.
• Flatbush – 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. – Redemption of a Dogg.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.
 Greenwood Heights – 3:30 -5:30 p.m. – Gay Green-Wood – Celebrate LGBTQ History Month. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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Written by BKTicker

October 12th, 2018 at 4:20 pm

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