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Afternoon Buzz: Students protest lack of gun control outside White House, Police investigate attempted rape in Brooklyn

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Monday, February 19

Top Stories 
• President Trump indicated his support to improve federal background checks for gun buyers after the Florida school shooting.

• Students in Washington D.C. held a ‘lie-in’ outside the White House in order to protest the government’s lack of action on gun control.

• An ex-con was arrested for slashing a man in the face during an argument in Times Square.

Natural Perfume Blending
Sat Feb 24th 1-4:30pm
Explore perfume ingredients and formulation, and leave with two bottles of your own perfume. Bring a notebook; all other materials will be provided.  Pre-Registration Required.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave, Prospect Park.

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Brooklyn News
• Police are searching for a man who followed a woman into her apartment and attempted to rape her in Bensonhurst.

• A squatter found a rotting corpse in the basement of a boarded up Brighton Beach home.

• A judge ruled in favor of the construction of two residential towers in Brooklyn Bridge Park despite objections from the neighborhood.

Subway Status 
• Click here for today’s planned service changes.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Rd; Ramp and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Blvd and Queens Blvd.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy Exit and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

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

Sports
• The Rangers (27-28-5) fell to the Philadelphia Flyers, 7-4.

• The Islanders (29-25-6) play the Minnesota Wild today at 1 p.m.

• Wondering why Tim Tebow is at the Mets major league spring training camp? General Manager Sandy Alderson wants you to know it’s because Tebow is expected to play in the majors sometime this season.

What’s On TV Tonight

• DC’s Legends of Tomorrow(CW, 8PM) – After the team returns from a mission, Zari finds herself trapped in a time loop that results in the Waverider blowing up over and over again.

• 2018 American Rescue Dog Show (HALMRK, 8PM) – This competition includes mixed breed and pure breed rescue dogs competing in a variety of cute categories, all with the goal of ending pet homelessness.

• The Alienist (TNT, 9PM) – The team learns more about the killer. Moore and Sara share an intimate moment. Kreizler seeks advice from an old mentor. Roosevelt takes action.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale Show Season 1 – An unscripted show hosted by Joel McHale, taking an absurdist look at today’s pop culture from news sources around the world.

• Hulu: The X Files Season 4 - After Mulder’s informant X is shot and killed by the Syndicate, he finds a valuable new ally.

• Amazon Video: Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 5 – Larry is prepared to sit out ailing buddy Richard Lewis’ need for a kidney–until an encounter with his alleged birth parents sends this accidental altruist on a path to Heaven.

Real Estate

• For Rent - Bushwick – 2 BR, 1 bath renovated apt has 9 windows throughout!  RR style, SS appliances, hardwood floors, plenty of closets. Asking $1,950/month. Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

 For Sale – Williamsburg – Renovated 6 family home features 12 BRs, 6 bath total.  Each apt features 2 BRs and are in great condition boasting high-end finishes.  Near all!  Asking $2,449,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

Local Eats of the Day

• Fonda
Located at 434 7th Ave.

Enjoy their Tostadas de Carne made with crispy tortillas with black beans, topped with habanero-spiked shredded beef, romaine lettuce, cured red onions, radishes, and cream for $11.95.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
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Tech Tip of the Day 
• Gmail Extensions: Looking to enhance Gmail? Check out these 25 Chrome Extensions for Gmail.

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February 19th, 2018 at 4:23 pm

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Morning Buzz: Crown Heights residents fear living near homeless shelter, nationwide march to end school shootings scheduled

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Monday, February 19
Alternate side parking rules are suspended today for Presidents Day.
Parking meters will be in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• Survivors of the Parkland school shooting announced a nationwide “March For Our Lives” to end school shootings on March 24.

• President Trump unleashed another angry and error-filled tweetstorm over the Russia probe, which included the latest indictments by special counsel Robert Mueller against 13 Russians who interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

• Some cops say that the largest police force in the country is being slowed down by some of the largest police officers in the country.

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Demetri Martin  Thurs Feb 22nd   10pm  The comedian performs his latest comedy routine.  $35  The Bell House, 149 7th Avenue, Park Slope
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Brooklyn News
• Residents in Crown Heights say they fear living near a homeless shelterbecause the shelter’s residents have done everything from peeing to sleeping and having sex on the neighborhood’s sidewalks.

• A USPS truck ended up hanging over the side of a brick wall at the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge Sunday morning after sliding on ice.

• The FDNY’s ongoing fight against cancer includes a special “Cook Off for Cancer” on Tuesday at the FDNY headquarters within the MetroTech Center.

Politics
• Amidst a tweetstorm over the weekend, Trump blasted Obama’s nuclear deal payment to Iran.

• A Presidents Day rally held at Federal Hall on Saturday called on politicians to fund repairs at parks.

Entertainment
• Black Panther smashed a number of records in its debut, including bringing in $192 million domestically during opening weekend (excluding Presidents Day) and at least $361 million worldwide.

Weekend Box Office
• Black Panther: $192 million
• Peter Rabbit: $17.3 million
• Fifty Shades Freed: $16.9 million
• Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: $7.9 million
• The 15:17 to Paris: $7.7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2000 the group Savage Garden went back to No.1 on the US singles chart for the second time with this song.

• In 1963 English singer Seal is born in London, England.  Re-release in 1995, this song was included on the Batman Forever film soundtrack.

Opinion
• USA Today argues that although Mueller and his team are fighting Russian meddling, the president is no where to be seen.

• The Post says the mayor shouldn’t get away with giving tax dollars to a single school-bus company run by a big donor and repped by Democratic fixer Harold Ickes.

In the Blogs
• A Brooklyn high school history teacher shares the story of the local legacy of Charles Pratt.

• Even though Valentine’s Day has come and gone, read some of these missed connections that happened on the L train.

Trending in New York
• #PresidentsDay
• Oprah
• Frederick Douglass
• Anthony Borges
• 2018 NBA All-Star Game

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (27-28-5) fell to the Philadelphia Flyers, 7-4.

• The Islanders (29-25-6) play the Minnesota Wild today at 1 p.m.

• Wondering why Tim Tebow is at the Mets major league spring training camp? General Manager Sandy Alderson wants you to know it’s because Tebow is expected to play in the majors sometime this season.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Natural Perfume Blending  Sat Feb 24th 1-4:30pm  Explore perfume ingredients and formulation, and leave with two bottles of your own perfume. Bring a notebook; all other materials will be provided.  Pre-Registration Required.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave, Prospect Park
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Real Estate
• A Maryland-based company is suing two architects for not paying $31,249.98 in rent for three months at 70 North 8th Street.

• For Rent – Grand Street, Williamsburg - 2 BR, 1 bath RR style apt features wood floors & lots of windows.  Updated appliances.  Asking $1,950/month  Castoria Real Estate  718-388-9830

• For Rent – Bushwick - 2 BR, 1 full bath apt in house for rent.  LR/DR combo, EIK.  Cats ok.  Asking $2,300/month  Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

• Sold – Midwood – A six-bedroom, three-bathroom two-family home at 941 E15th Street for $860,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday evening, a 27-year-old woman was fatally struck at Ashland Avenue and DeKalb Avenue. A truck made a right turn onto Ashland Avenue and struck her while she was crossing the avenue. The driver remained on the scene and there were no arrests.

• Loria A. Simmons has been reported missing. The 47-year-old was last seen on Sunday around noon inside of 614 53rd Street. She’s described as black, 5’9″ tall, 225 lbs., brown eyes and black hair. She was wearing a black jacket, khaki jeans and carried a green purse.

Events
• Prospect Park – Noon to 4 p.m. – Join Prospect Park Alliance for free family-friendly programs. Prospect Park Audubon Center, enter park at Lincoln Rd. and Ocean Ave.

•  Downtown Brooklyn – 1 p.m. – The Islanders take on the Minnesota Wild. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

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February 19th, 2018 at 11:53 am

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Afternoon Buzz: 13 Russian nationals indicted for election interference, Teens charged for threatening to shoot up Brooklyn school

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Friday, February 16

Top Stories 
• Special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russians and three Russian companies for allegedly interfering in the 2016 presidential election.

• The FBI admitted that it failed to act on a tip in January about the Florida school shooting suspect.

• Three people were injured after they were struck by a falling fire escape piece in SoHo.

For the Love of Jazz   
Fri Feb 16th  7pm
Fall in love to the most beloved and nostalgic jazz standards.  $38-$40 On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd, Manhattan Beach.

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Brooklyn News
• Two Brooklyn teens were charged and issued a curfewfor threatening to shoot up a Windsor Terrace charter school.

• Police are searching for a man who attacked an MTA security guardin Bed-Stuy.

• A man whose conviction was overturned after he was coerced to confess to a 1995 fatal drive-by shooting will not face a retrial.

Subway Status 
• There is no B train service between DeKalb Av and 145 St in both directions.

• B trains are running along the Q line between Dekalb Av and 96 St in both directions.
• B and D trains are running with delays in both directions. These service changes are because of signal problems at 7 Av.

• Some northbound F trains are stopping along the G line from Bergen St to Court Sq then via the E line to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av.

• Some southbound F trains will end at 2 Av. These service changes are because of a dog on the tracks at York St.

• Northbound R trains are stopping along the Q line from DeKalb Av to Canal St because of signal problems at Whitehall St-South Ferry. Expect delays in N, Q and R train service.

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

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Saturday.

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Sunday.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-495 eastbound between Exit 17E – I-278 and Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound between Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Exit 13 – I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy; Jackie Robinson Pkwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Rd; Ramp and Linden Blvd.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Belt System – Southern Pkwy and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between 50th St and Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West.

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

Sports
Friday
• The Islanders visit the Carolina Hurricanes at 7:30 p.m.
• The NBA Rising Stars game kicks off at 9 p.m. on TNT.

Saturday
• The Rangers are in Ottawa to take on the Senators at 2 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn (13-15) is on the road against Wagner at 4 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn (12-15) hosts Fairleigh Dickinson at 4 p.m.
• All-Star Saturday Night features the 3-point contest, slam dunk contest and skills challenge. It begins at 8 p.m. on TNT.

Sunday
• The Rangers host the Philadelphia Flyers at noon.
• The NBA All-Star Game pits Team LeBron against Team Steph in Los Angeles. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW, 8PM) – When Rebecca decides to make amends for her past, she finds some unexpected challenges. At the same time, West Covina awaits an important new arrival.

Olympics 2018 Prime Time: Figure Skating, Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, Skeleton (NBC, 8PM) – Finals in men’s figure skating and women’s Alpine skiing (Super G) are on tap; plus women’s skiing aerials and skeleton.

Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (CBS, 8PM) – Houseguests compete live to win the Power of Veto, and then a Houseguest is evicted and interviewed by host Julie Chen.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Everything Sucks! Season 1 – In 1990s Oregon, members of a high school A/V club clash with the drama club.

Hulu: Cardinal Season 2 –  Detective John Cardinal and Detective Lise Delorme dive into a mysterious new case—a woman who appears at a roadside bar with a bullet in her head and no memory of who she is.

Amazon Video: Mozart in the Jungle Season 4 – New melodies arise as Rodrigo & Hailey take their relationship public. Hailey struggles to prove herself as a conductor, while Rodrigo fights to keep his inspiration alive.

Real Estate

• For Sale – East New York – Two family brick with parking for approx 6 cars. 6 BRs, 3 bath total. Apt 1 has access to basement, 2nd floor has rooftop access. Asking $729,000. Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Rent – Williamsburg – 1.5 BR, 1 bath apt close to waterfront. Apt has a Bohemian feel. Close to all. Asking $2,000/month. Castoria Real Estate  718-388-9830

Local Eats of the Day

The WingBar
Located at 275 Smith St.

Enjoy an order of 10 wings served with carrots, celery and blue cheese or ranch for only $10.50.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
• Manhattan Beach – 7 p.m. – For Love of Jazz.  On Stage @ Kingsborough,2001 Oriental Blvd.
• Downtown 8 p.m. – Katt Williams performs.  Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.

Saturday
• Williamsburg – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo.  National Sawdust, 80 N6th St.
• Greenwood Heights – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Black in Brooklyn.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.
 East New York – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Black History Bike Party.  ARTS East NY, 534 Livonia St.
• Prospect Park – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration.  Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave.
• Williamsburg 9:15 p.m. – Pretty Woman w/ Champagne & Strawberries.  Videology, 308 Bedford Ave.

Sunday
• Prospect Park – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration.  Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave.
• Williamsburg 11:30 a.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Dave Matthews Band w/ Rhyme & Reason.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
MacBook: Are you having startup issues or are your apps unresponsive?

Click here to learn about 5 common MacBook issues and how to resolve them.

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February 16th, 2018 at 4:28 pm

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Morning Buzz: Teens arrested for threatening to shoot up Brooklyn school, Couple arrested for Medicaid fraud

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Friday, February 16
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Asian Lunar New Year. Parking meters are in effect.

Weather
• Light rain in the morning and windy in the afternoon. High of 54. Saturday will be mostly cloudy with a high of 37. Sunday warms to a high of 45 degrees and sunny.

Top Stories
• Police have identified all 17 victims from the South Florida school shooting. More than 1,000 people attended an emotional vigil for the victims last night.

• The Senate rejected four compromise immigration bills, leaving the status of Dreamers in limbo.

• A charter school teacher and his twin brother were arrested for keeping bomb-making materials in their Bronx home and preparing a terror strike.

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Black in Brooklyn  Sat Feb 17th  11am-1pm  Examine the life and accomplishments of many prominent black New Yorkers, as well as several abolitionists who fought for freedom in America.  $20  Green-Wood Cemetery,500 25th Street, Greenwood Heights
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Brooklyn News
• A day after the Florida school massacre, two Brooklyn teens were arrested for threatening to shoot up a Windsor Terrace charter school.

• A Brooklyn couple was caught forcing tenants to attend drug treatment programs so they could pocket illegal kickbacks from Medicaid providers.

• Bensonhurst residents are fuming at their neighbors for creating illegal driveways and taking away precious parking spots.

Politics
• Lawmakers who support the NRA don’t want to jump to conclusions just yeton the South Florida mass shooting.

• De Blasio and Cuomo continued their never-ending feud, this time over NYCHA’s lead paint and heating troubles.

Entertainment
• Maybe they’re on a break? Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announced their separation after just three years of marriage.

• Take a look inside Amy Schumer’s secret wedding to now-husband Chris Fischer.

Buzzing Back

• In 2017 Michael Jackson’s 1982 album “Thriller” was certified 33-times Platinum in the U.S.   Read Billboard’s 2012 Track-by-Track review of the album.

• In 1990, R&B singer Abel Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd) is born in Toronto, Canada.  His first album “Trilogy”, released in 2012, was certified double Platinum in March of 2016.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Trump offers empty platitudes in the wake of the South Florida shooting, deflecting from the issue of guns.

• A column in USA Today says “Black Panther” can empower students of color by highlighting Africa’s centuries of greatness.

In the Blogs
• “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler’s visit to BAM was so popular that there were lines that stretched down Fulton.

• The nonprofit Brooklyn is moving to a new location in Sunset Park thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Trending in New York
• Yuzuru Hanyu
#AllStars3
Nathan Chen
Slovakia
#WhatImKnownForIn4Words

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (28-25-6) blanked the Rangers (27-26-5), 3-0.

• The Mets don’t need Matt Harvey to be the Dark Knight, they just need him to be the best version of himself.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Islanders visit the Carolina Hurricanes at 7:30 p.m.
• The NBA Rising Stars game kicks off at 9 p.m. on TNT.
Saturday
• The Rangers are in Ottawa to take on the Senators at 2 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn (13-15) is on the road against Wagner at 4 p.m.
St. Francis Brooklyn (12-15) hosts Fairleigh Dickinson at 4 p.m.
• All-Star Saturday Night features the 3-point contest, slam dunk contest and skills challenge. It begins at 8 p.m. on TNT.
Sunday
• The Rangers host the Philadelphia Flyers at noon.
• The NBA All-Star Game pits Team LeBron against Team Steph in Los Angeles. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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For the Love of Jazz   Fri Feb 16th  7pm  Fall in love to the most beloved and nostalgic jazz standards.  $38-$40   On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd, Manhattan Beach
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Real Estate
• Domain Companies has purchased another Gowanus development site for $47.5 million.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 17th 12-2pm & Sun Feb 18th 11am-1pm  146 N8th Street, Williamsburg  Ideal user/investor – All Vacant on Title.  3 family with additional air rights.  1 block to Bedford L train.  Asking $2.499M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-782-4411

• For Sale – 451 Keap Street, Williamsburg  Three family brick – delivered vacant.  7 BRs, 3 bath total.  1st flr has access to yard, 2nd flr has outdoor deck.  Asking $2,100,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Midwood – A four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,400-square-foot house at1349 East 8th Street for $1.55 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Braven Brewing is opening a new brewery-restaurant combo in Bushwick.

• At Pattie Hut & Grill in Bed-Stuy, the jerk chicken is a must-have cheap eat.

Restaurant ABC’s – Parkville
Grade A – Brooklyn Commune, 601 Greenwood Ave. – Evidence of mice, Live roaches.
Grade B – The Castello Plan, 1213 Cortelyou Rd. – Food not cooled by approved method, Evidence of mice, Filth flies.
Grade C – Mondayoff, 752 Coney Island Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice, Tobacco use.

Events
• Borough Park8:30 a.m. – Councilman Carlos Menchaca, Public Advocate Letitia James cut ribbon to facility provide free services to home health aides. Royal U Building, 6317 14th Ave.

Manhattan Beach7 p.m. – For Love of Jazz.  On Stage @ Kingsborough,2001 Oriental Blvd.

Downtown - 8 p.m. – Katt Williams performs.  Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue

Saturday
Williamsburg11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Jazz for Kids: Timbalooloo.  National Sawdust, 80 N6th Street
Greenwood Heights11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Black in Brooklyn.  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
East New York11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Black History Bike Party.  ARTS East NY, 534 Livonia Street
Prospect Park11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration.  Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush  Avenue
Williamsburg - 9:15 p.m. – Pretty Woman w/ Champagne & Strawberries.  Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue
Sunday
• Prospect Park11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration.  Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush  Avenue
Williamsburg - 11:30 a.m. – Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music of Dave Matthews Band w/ Rhyme & Reason.  Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue.

Written by BKTicker

February 16th, 2018 at 1:30 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Florida school shooting suspect makes first court appearance, Judge declines to let El Chapo address family

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Thursday, February 15

Top Stories 
• The Florida high school shooting suspect made his first appearance in court and was charged with 17 counts of murder.

• President Trump responded to the Florida high school shooting with a focus on mental health, but did not mention guns.

• An NYPD sergeant was acquitted of all charges in connection to the fatal shooting of an emotionally disturbed Bronx woman in 2016.

Brooklyn Talks: A Tribute to Basquiat
Thurs Feb 15th  7-9pm
Contemporary artists pay homage to legendary artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. $20 Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Crown Heights

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Brooklyn News
• A judge declined to let drug kinpin El Chapo address his familyabout his lawyer fees and jail conditions.

• Two men forcibly entered and robbed a Cypress Hills home while impersonating cops.

• Police are searching for a pair of thieves wanted for a string of bank robberies over six weeks.

Subway Status 
• Good Service on all lines as of 4 p.m.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge and Exit 29B – Tillary St.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from I-495 Long Island Expwy to Exit 4 – Liberty Ave

• Delays on I-678 northbound from Belt System – Southern Pkwy to Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Metropolitan Ave; Williamsburg Bridge to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

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

Sports
• In their chase for more lottery balls, the Knicks (23-36) fell to the Wizards, 118-113.

• But the Nets (19-40) still have them beat, dropping another to the Pacers, 108-103.

• St. John’s (14-13) won its third straight, edging out DePaul on the road, 77-76.

• The Rangers (27-25-5)  head to Brooklyn for a 7 p.m. meeting with the Islanders (27-25-6).

• So far, Germany has taken home the most Gold Medals in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Here’s what’s on the schedule today.

What’s On TV Tonight

Beyond (FREFM, 8PM) – Holden turns to Charlie for help in understanding what is happening with him and the Realm, but she is reluctant to share why she’s back in Ft. Reed.

The Bachelor Winter Games (ABC, 8PM) – Romantic connections are well underway as the participants arrive at an ice rink for their second winter games challenge—speed skating.

Killing Fields (DSC, 9PM) – David Cruz is not a match, and the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office refocuses their efforts on a new promising suspect.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Love per Square Foot- A guy and a girl enter a marriage of convenience to buy a flat, and make space for themselves, in Mumbai, the city of their dreams.

Hulu: Awkward. Season 1 – An unpopular teen gains immediate, yet unwanted, attention at her high school when the student body mistakes an accident she has for a suicide attempt.

Amazon Video: Victoria Season 2 – Queen Victoria faces the challenge of balancing a growing family with her marriage to Prince Albert and her work–all while being the ruler of the most powerful nation on earth.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Greenpoint - Package Deal!  Two buildings being sold as development property. 2 family w/ garage and 3 family homes features 15 BRs, 6 bath total. Asking $4,299,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Vacant 4 family home features 12 BRs, 4 bath total.  Property needs gut rehab.  Excellent for Condo conversion or rental units.  Asking $2,999,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

Local Eats of the Day

• Wafa’s
Located at 812 Grand St.

Enjoy an order of their Chicken Schwarma Sandwich, sliced boneless chicken breast marinated in lemon, olive oil, spices,  lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, pickled turnips, tahini, and hot sauce on pita bread.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
 Prospect Park – 6 to 8 p.m. – Introduction to Gut Health. Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 1000 Washington Ave, Room 125.

• Crown Heights – 7 to 9 p.m. – Brooklyn Talks: A Tribute to Basquiat. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
• Headphones: Are you looking into a new pair of headphones?
 Check out this list of the best overall headphones of 2018 so far.

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February 15th, 2018 at 4:29 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Morning Buzz: 17 dead in FLA school shooting, NYPD training cops at Brooklyn shelter

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Thursday, February 15

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 62.

Top Stories
• Seventeen students were killed in a massacre at a Florida school. The troubled teen shooter bought his gun legally.

• A teacher who hid 19 students in a closet during the rampage says the government has failed us. A football coach was shot protecting students.

• Meanwhile, a student in Washington was arrested for planning his own school shooting. Since Sandy Hook in 2012, there have been 273 school shootings.

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Introduction to Gut Health  Thurs Feb 15th 6-8pm  Explore the body’s digestive process and best practices for keeping it healthy. Pre-Registration Required. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave, Room 125
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Brooklyn News
• The NYPD is training officers how to provide security at homeless sheltersinside the notoriously dangerous Bedford Atlantic Armory shelter.

• Two men threatened a teen in Sheepshead Bay with a stun gun before making off with his pricey bike.

• A school therapist is suing the city, alleging a principal at a Bergen Beach elementary school targeted her for being an Orthodox Jew.

Politics
• Porn star Stormy Daniels believes she is free to talk about her affair with President Donald Trump after his attorney confirmed a $130K payout.

• The mayor unveiled his plan to close Rikers Island after announcing he had the support he needed from the City Council to move forward.

Entertainment
• Fifth time’s a charm! Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is engaged again, this time to a social media star 24 years younger than him.

• Blake Griffin’s former fiancee is suing the NBA star, saying he abandoned her and her family to hook up with Kendall Jenner.

Buzzing Back

• In 2016, the Grammys paid tribute to the late Glenn Frey. Eagles members took the stage for a rendition of this song in his memory.

• In 1954, cartoonist Matt Groening is born in Portland, Oregon. In 1989, he started this animated series, the longest-running sitcom of all time.

Opinion
• Does the nation even care about school shootings?

• A columnist for the Post writes that Trump needs to be mindful of his handlingof the #MeToo movement.

In the Blogs
• Braven Brewery will finally begin production in Bushwick.

• After years without one, the Carroll Gardens branch of the Brooklyn Librarywelcomed the return of a return box.

Trending in New York
Bill Walton
We’re LIVE ON-AIR
#guncontrol
Nikolas Cruz
#GunReformNow

Scoreboard
• In their chase for more lottery balls, the Knicks (23-36) fell to the Wizards, 118-113.

• But the Nets (19-40) still have them beat, dropping another to the Pacers, 108-103.

• St. John’s (14-13) won its third straight, edging out DePaul on the road, 77-76.

• The Rangers (27-25-5)  head to Brooklyn for a 7 p.m. meeting with the Islanders (27-25-6).

• So far, Germany has taken home the most Gold Medals in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Here’s what’s on the schedule today.

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Brooklyn Talks: A Tribute to Basquiat  Thurs Feb 15th  7-9pm  Contemporary artists pay homage to legendary artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. $20 Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Crown Heights
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Real Estate
• Crown Heights residents are opposing a rezoning for a former brewery site to make way for residential towers.

• For Sale – 37 Apollo Street, Greenpoint  Two family brick – delivered vacant!  4 BRs, 3 bath total.  Newly renovated – 1st flr has access to beautiful backyard w/ pool.  Asking $2,249,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Sale – Bushwick – 6 family frame home w/ new roof & hot water tank.  Private enclosed Courtyard w/ parking for 3 cars.  Near all.  Great Investment Opportunity! ID # 1304470   Asking $1,399,000  Carollo Realty & Mgmt Inc  718-366-6636

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 1,000-square-foot apartment at 3903 Nostrand Avenue in Sheepshead Bay for $329,000.

Style & Fashion
• Is New York Fashion Week going out of style? A record low number of shows this year has many wondering about the event’s future.

• Headed to see “Black Panther” this weekend? Here are some small, but crucial, costume details you shouldn’t miss.

Events
Prospect Park6 to 8 p.m. – Introduction to Gut Health. Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 1000 Washington Avenue, Room 125

Crown Heights7 to 9 p.m. – Brooklyn Talks: A Tribute to Basquiat. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway

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February 15th, 2018 at 2:34 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Shooting at Florida high school, City DAs urge ICE to stop arresting immigrants at courthouses

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Wednesday, February 14

Top Stories 
• A shooter is still at large after opening fire at a Florida high school and injuring multiple people.

• President Trump’s personal lawyer said he paid $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels, who claimed she had an affair with Trump.

• Mayor de Blasio and the City Council reached a deal to replace Rikers Island with four community-based facilities.

Pretty Woman w/ Champagne & Strawberries
Sat Feb 17th 9:15pm 
Each ticket includes a glass of Champagne and fresh strawberries!  $26  Videology, 308 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg

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Brooklyn News
• The Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Bronx DAs called on ICE to stop arresting immigrants at city courthouses.

• A 5-week-old boy died after suffering from flu-like symptoms in Canarsie.

• A superintendent died after he fell from a scaffolding while working outside the building he managed in Bath Beach.

Subway Status 
• J trains are running with delays in both directions because of track maintenance at Lorimer St, Broadway Junction and 121 St.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound from Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge to Exit – 38th St; Sunset Park Industrial Park.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound from Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / QueensBlvd to Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

• Accident investigation on Woodside Ave westbound at 57 St all lanes closed until further notice.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound from Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expwy to Exit 13 – I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy; Jackie Robinson Pkwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from Exit 12B – I-495; Ramp to Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit 30 – Flushing Ave to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

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

Sports
• The Rangers (27-25-5) fell to the Minnesota Wild, 3-2.

• The Islanders (27-25-6) were crushed by the Blue Jackets, 4-1

• The Knicks (23-35) host the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (19-39) welcome the Indiana Pacers to Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

Olympics 2018 Prime Time: Figure Skating, Alpine Skiing, Skeleton, Speed Skating (NBC,8PM) – Gold medal finals: pairs’ free skating, men’s Alpine super-G and women’s 1000m speedskating. Also: men’s skeleton.

The Magicians (Syfy, 9PM) – Quentin faces a formidable foe, as Julia helps Alice with a dangerous endeavor.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX,10PM) – Naval officer Jeffrey Trail meets Andrew Cunanan for the first time, and Gianni Versace reveals his sexuality to the world.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Chris Rock: Tamborine – Chris Rock takes the stage in Brooklyn for a comedy special filled with searing observations on fatherhood, infidelity, and American politics.

Hulu: Star Trek – The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father’s legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

Amazon Video: Suits Season 7 – Now that Mike is officially recognized as a lawyer and has accepted Harvey’s offer to return to the firm, the team is back together again at Pearson Specter Litt.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Greenpoint – Renovated 2 family in prime location! 4 BRs, 3 bath total – delivered vacant. Backyard w/ pool, finished basement, laundry room.  New lighting, electric & plumbing. Asking $2,249,000.Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Williamsburg – Apartment features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors, high ceilings, walking distance to ferry. Asking $2,850/month.Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

Local Eats of the Day

• Dough
Located at 448 Lafayette Ave.

Enjoy their Nutella doughnut for $2.25.

Click here to view their menu.

Local Events 
• Ditmas Park – 5 to 9 p.m. – Valentines’ Day Dinner at The Farm on Adderley. 1108 Cortelyou Rd.

• Greenpoint 8 p.m. – Free Screening:  Roman Holiday. Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
Phone Carrier: Are you thinking about switching to a low-cost carrier?

Click here to read about some things you should consider before making the switch.

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February 14th, 2018 at 4:21 pm

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Morning Buzz: State closes troublesome East Flatbush bar, 63 graves vandalized at Holy Cross Cemetery

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Wednesday, February 14

Weather
• Mostly sunny, but light rain in the evening. High of 51.

Top Stories
• A second federal judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s move to end the DACA program.

• Israeli police recommended corruption charges against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but he vowed to remain in office.

• After a scathing report by the comptroller’s office, New York City will construct 490 affordable homes on vacant city-owned lots.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner   Wed Feb 14th  Seatings from 5-9pm  Four-course prix fixe dinner with Specialty cocktails.  $75 (exclusive to tax & gratuity) Reserve your spot – reservations@thefarmonadderley.com  The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park
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Brooklyn News
• State officials shut down an East Flatbush bar that has been prone to violence and drug activity.

Police are investigating the vandalism of 63 graves at Holy Cross Cemetery in East Flatbush.

• Brooklyn’s borough president wants the city to bring back solitary confinement for violent inmates.

Politics
• De Blasio’s State of the City proposed voting and election reforms, but did not address issues like NYCHA, homelessness or transportation.

Positioning herself as a progressive for a 2020 run, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will no longer accept corporate PAC money.

Entertainment
• Chris Rock’s first Netflix special is dropping today, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

HBO’s “The Deuce” is filming its second season with the embattled James Franco still on board as the star and executive producer.

Buzzing Back

• How did Valentine’s Day originate?  Read here.

• In 1992 actor Freddie Highmore is born in London, England.  In 2005, he played Charlie in this movie, and has since played Norman Bates in this A&Eshow and Dr. Murphy on this show.

Opinion
• The Daily News Trump’s plan to slash food stamps funding in favor of a government-picked box of food is the opposite of conservatism.

• The Post says de Blasio and Cuomo’s election reforms are missing the point.

In the Blogs
• Celebrate Lunar New Year in Prospect Park this Friday with free activities.

Greenpointers highlights some winter cocktails to keep you warm this season.

Trending in New York
• Stormy Daniels
#BlackLightning
#BachelorWinterGames
Best in Show
Quinn Norton

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (27-25-5) fell to the Minnesota Wild, 3-2.

• The Islanders (27-25-6) were crushed by the Blue Jackets, 4-1.

The Knicks (23-35) host the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m.

The Nets (19-39) welcome the Indiana Pacers to Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Pretty Woman w/ Champagne & Strawberries  Sat Feb 17th 9:15pm  Each ticket includes a glass of Champagne and fresh strawberries!  $26  Videology,308 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• See the latest renderings for the planned 74-story tower at 80 Flatbush in Boerum Hill by Alloy Development.

• For Sale – Brighton Beach – European Cafe for Sale!  Just renovated – right on the beach entrance.  Store is currently open and operating – $20,000 net income monthly.  Asking $125,000  Tornike Sinauridze  347-770-3003

• For Rent – Java Street, Williamsburg – 1.5 BR, 1 bath apt close to waterfront.  Apt has a Bohemian feel.  Close to all.  Asking $2,000/mo  Castoria Real Estate  718-388-9830

• Sold – Marine Park – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,540-square-foot house at 3911 Avenue T for $638,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Amazon is cutting hundreds of jobs in its customer business in Seattle. Meanwhile, JC Penney is shutting down a distribution center, cutting 670 jobs.

Sky Sports has agreed to pay $3.6 billion pounds to show 128 English Premier League soccer matches a season.

Events
Downtown9 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams, Corrections Officers Benevolent Association call on city to reform policy disciplining violent offenders. Brooklyn Detention Complex, 275 Atlantic Ave.

Brownsville2:30 p.m. – State Senator Jesse Hamilton, Assemblywoman Diana Richardson rally for black history curriculum in New York schools. PS 298, 85 Watkins St.

Ditmas Park5 to 9 p.m. – Valentines’ Day Dinner at The Farm on Adderley.1108 Cortelyou Rd.

Greenpoint - 8 p.m. – Free Screening:  Roman Holiday. Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

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February 14th, 2018 at 11:03 am

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by St. John’s University Corporate Event Spaces

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Tuesday, February 13

Top Stories 
• Intelligence officials testified that they fully expect Russia to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections.

• FBI Director Christopher Wray contradicted the White House’s timeline about when it learned of Rob Porter’s domestic abuse allegations.

• Ahmad Rahimi was sentenced to multiple terms of life in prison for setting off a pressure cooker bomb that injured 30 people in Chelsea in 2016.

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Brooklyn News
• Police are searching for a gunman who shot a man in front of a barbershop after a verbal dispute in Flatbush.

• A vandal knocked over and damaged 63 headstones and monuments at Holy Cross Cemetery in East Flatbush.

• A group of elected officials and activists are hosting a rally in Brownsville to call for mandatory black history studies in all state schools.

Subway Status 
• Southbound 2 trains are running with delays because of signal problems between Pelham Pkwy and Bronx Park East.

• Southbound 2 and 3 trains are running with delays because of signal problems at 125 St.

• M and R train service has resumed following earlier signal problems at Queens Plaza.

• Southbound G trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Flushing Av.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge and Exit 27 – Atlantic Ave.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / Queens Blvd and Exit 22A – Grand Central Pkwy.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between Exit 23 – Main St and Exit 27 – Clearview Expwy I-295 / Throgs Neck Bridge.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Belt System – Southern Pkwy and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 30 – Flushing Ave and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Accident investigation on E 94th St both directions at WILLMOHR St intersection closed until further notice.

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

Sports
• The Rangers (27-24-5) are in Minnesota to take on the Wild at 8 p.m.

• The Islanders (27-24-6) host the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks (23-35) fell to the Philadelphia Sixers, 108-92.

• The Nets (19-39) lost to the Los Angeles Clippers, 114-101.

What’s On TV Tonight

The Fosters (FREFM, 8PM) – Stef’s mom visits and helps Stef cope with a tough time. Meanwhile, Callie and Jude grapple with the memory of their biological mother.

Olympics 2018 Prime Time: Figure Skating, Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding (NBC, 8PM) – Figure skating pairs’ short program, women’s alpine skiing slalom and men’s snowboarding halfpipe gold medal.

Black Lightening (CW, 9PM) – An unexpected phone call unearths the long-buried need for Jefferson to investigate the murder of his father. Meanwhile, Annisa wrestles with the fact that her actions have dire consequences.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Parks and Recreation Season 6 – Leslie is forced to make the toughest, most-unpopular decision of her political career: merging Pawnee with its hated rival town of Eagleton.

Hulu: Black-ish Season 3 – The Johnson family balances comedy and headlines.

Amazon Video: Grimm Season 2 – A foreign agenda to hunt down Nick is revealed as the body count in Portland rises.

Real Estate

• For Rent – Bushwick – Apartment features 1 bedroom, 1 bath, hardwood floor, extra large living space, and provate backyard. Asking $2,300/month.Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Co-Op features 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, large EiK, living room, and washer/dryer. Asking $399,995.Crifasi 718-782-4441

Local Eats of the Day

• Danne Thai
Located at 433 DeKalb Ave.

Enjoy an order of their Pad Thai made with rice noodle, egg, scallion, bean curd, bean sprout and crushed peanut for $9.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
• Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting. Swinging Sixties, 211 Ainslie St.

• Flatbush – 7 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers State of the City address. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

• Williamsburg - 7:30 p.m. – “Mozart in the Jungle” Season 4 Release Party. National Sawdust, 80 N6th St.

• Bushwick – 9 p.m. – Mardi Gras Celebration. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
Cord-cutting: Are you thinking about quitting cable and switching to online streaming? Click to learn more about cord-cutting.

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February 13th, 2018 at 4:11 pm

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Morning Buzz: Brooklyn judge dies from cancer, Canarsie girl the fourth kid to die from flu

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Tuesday, February 13

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 38 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump’s long-awaited budget proposes deep cuts to federal agencies but sharp increases in military funding and billions for a border wall.

• A new report by the comptroller claims NYC is sitting on more than 1,000 vacant lots that could be developed into housing.

• A Bronx soldier who died saving others during a deadly blaze will be honoredat the mayor’s State of the City address tonight.

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Valentine’s Day Bouquets  Tues Feb 13th 6:30-8:30pm  Why not give that special someone in your life a personalized hand-crafted gift?  Join us for an evening workshop to learn how to make a truly unique floral arrangement. $55 includes all supplies. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, GreenwoodHeights
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Brooklyn News
• Brooklyn federal judge Sandra Townes has died at age 73 after a battle with cancer.

• A 5-year-old girl from Canarsie is now the fourth child to die from the flu in the city this season.

• A 100-year-old Bed-Stuy woman spoke out about a home invasion back in October that left her husband dead.

Politics
• The Obamas’ presidential portraits were unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery.

• Potential presidential contender and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand now feels embarrassed by her previous conservative views.

Entertainment
• Fresh off his Grammys sweep, Bruno Mars has announced the final dates of his “24K Magic” tour with Cardi B.

• Serena Williams may have returned to tennis, but it was her daughter Alexis Olympia who stole the show.

Buzzing Back

• Celebrating the Olympics! In 1998 Downhill skier Hermann Maier crashes in Olympics.  See the crash here.

• In 1944 talk show host Jerry Springer is born in London, England.  Since 1991, he has hosted “The Jerry Springer Show”.  Click here to view his  “9 Most Bizarre Guests”.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Trump should intervene in the growing Mideast conflictby getting Putin involved.

• The Post says de Blasio has put a target on the backs of Rikers guards by not putting common sense ahead of ideology.

In the Blogs
• The Greenpoint Film Festival is accepting entries until March 15.

• Bklyner lists where to buy Valentine’s Day flowers in and around Park Slope.

Trending in New York
• #TheBachelor
Donovan Mitchell
Shaun White
#PumpRules
#BlackPantherNYFW

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (27-24-5) are in Minnesota to take on the Wild at 8 p.m.

• The Islanders (27-24-6) host the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks (23-35) fell to the Philadelphia Sixers, 108-92.

• The Nets (19-39) lost to the Los Angeles Clippers, 114-101.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Mardi Gras Celebration  Tues Feb 13th 9pm  Come over to the only Mardi Gras celebration in town that actually involves a parade and the best New Orleans Style brass band.  Costumes strongly encouraged!  House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Bushwick
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Real Estate
• Developer Barry Leon is converting a rental building on Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill to condos.

• For Sale – Bed Stuy – 4 family Brownstone in Historic Bed-Stuy.  Great incoming producing property.  2 BRs each apt.  Call for income expenses.  Asking $1.5M  Crifasi Real Estate  718782-4411

• For Rent – Bushwick Avenue, Williamsburg – Gut renovated 2 BR, 1.5 bath apt offers DR, SS appliances, dishwasher, hardwood floors, outdoor space, balcony.  Asking $2,400/mo  Castoria Real Estate  718-388-9830

• Sold – Greenpoint – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,456-square-foot house at 41 Newel Street for $2.05 million. Zillow.

Technology
• Facebook is testing a “dislike” button that allows users to show their discontent and hide comments they find inappropriate.

• Verizon is combating phone theft by locking the smartphones it sells.

Events
Greenwood Heights – Valentine’s Day Bouquets. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

Williamsburg1:45 p.m. – Williamsburg tenants rally against landlord harassment. 272 Stagg St.

Williamsburg6 p.m. – Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting. Swinging Sixties, 211 Ainslie St.

Flatbush7 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers State of the City address. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

Williamsburg - 7:30 p.m. – “Mozart in the Jungle” Season 4 Release Party. National Sawdust, 80 N6th St.

Bushwick9 p.m. – Mardi Gras Celebration. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

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February 13th, 2018 at 1:23 pm

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