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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.

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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.

Written by BKTicker

February 13th, 2018 at 1:23 pm

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