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Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Friday, Jan. 4

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    Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Friday, Jan. 4

    What to Know

    • Cuomo and the MTA announced a new L train subway tunnel design will eliminate a full shut down in April as previously planned

    • The irate deli customer caught on camera throwing a violent tantrum and attacking a worker over the wait for a food order has been arrested

    • 'The Notebook' wasn't over and it still isn't over...because it's heading to Broadway

    Friday, Jan. 4, 2018 

    Happy Friday! It will be a pleasantly mild day today with highs in the 40, but rain will be arriving late for a wet day on Saturday. As always, get the latest forecast at nbcnewyork.com/weather.

    1. 'No L-pocalypse': New Plan Avoids Dreaded Subway Shutdown

    Gov. Cuomo and the MTA announced a new L train subway tunnel design will eliminate a full shut down in April as previously planned — avoiding one of the biggest transit disruptions ever to New Yorkers.

    "No L-pocalypse," acting MTA chairman Fernando Ferrer said.

    The previously anticipated 15-month shutdown -- which some have dubbed the L-pocalypse -- was set to begin in three months, affecting 225,000 people who use the subway line to commute between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

    Read more here.

    2. NYC Deli Patron Arrested in Bacon, Egg and Cheese Fiasco

    The irate deli customer caught on camera throwing a violent tantrum and attacking a worker over a minutes-long wait for a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich more than a month ago has been arrested, police said.

    Edilberto Burgos, 24, was charged Thursday with assault and menacing in connection with the Nov. 25 attack in the Hi Mango Flushing Avenue deli in Bushwick.

    The bizarre fray was caught on camera. Cellphone video provided by deli customers showed a customer, later identified by police as Burgos, demand his order of a bacon, egg and cheese on a toasted cinnamon raisin bagel "right NOW."

    Read more here.

    3. 'The Notebook' Is Heading to Broadway

    "The Notebook" wasn't over and it still isn't over...because it's heading to Broadway.

    More than a decade after Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams stole hearts all over the world bringing Nicholas Sparks' characters to life, the beloved story is reaching yet another new generation by way of the stage.

    Ingrid Michaelson, who has been writing the music for the upcoming show, announced the news on "Today" alongside Hoda Kotb.

    Read more here.

    For the latest entertainment news and things to do, tune in to New York Live, Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. on NBC 4 New York. 

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