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Tuesday, February 12

Weather
• Rain mixed with snow and a high of 34 degrees.

Top Stories
• Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement to prevent another government shutdown, with far less money for Trump’s wall than he wanted.

• More than 100 million people in the northern US are under a winter warning today, with New York set to get 4 inches and ice today.

• Over 200 Baptist ministers, deacons and other leaders have been found guilty of sexual abuse that spanned over 20 years.

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The African Burial Ground: Black Archaeology in Early NYC  Tues Feb 12th 6:30-8pm   This lecture-based class will cover important and fascinating events of NYC’s early history that are reflected in the African Burial Ground.  $10  Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave, Prospect Heights.
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Brooklyn News
• A 15-year-old was shot in the arm in Cypress Hills on Monday, police are unsure if he was the target of the attack.

• An abandoned gas station is said to be the source of the L-train smell last week, while it has apparently been contaminating local groundwater for decades.

• A group of club-wielding men robbed a 50-year-old man in Bed-Stuy last week, and the entire beatdown was caught on camera.

Politics
• Beto O’Rourke and Trump held dueling rallies in El Paso last night, proving O’Rourke has the ability to take on the president on a national level.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio headed to the early primary state of New Hampshire last night as he contemplates a 2020 presidential bid.

Entertainment
• The Oscars are up next in award season, but awards for cinematography, film editing and more will be presented during commercial breaks.

• Will Smith’s genie character from the upcoming ‘Aladdin’ movie was revealed during Sunday’s Grammys, but Twitter users declare it “sad.”

Buzzing Back

• In 1989, Tiny Tim declares himself a NYC mayoral candidate, but will drop our shortly after saying the campaign was his manager’s idea.

• In 1980, movie actress Christina Ricci is born in Santa Monica, CA. She is best known for her role as Wednesday in this 1991 film.

Opinion
• The Times says that voters want more open borders, not a wall, saying illegal entries to the US have fallen since the turn of the century,

• The Post says that Amazon’s reconsideration of HQ2 in Long Island City may be a ploy to target politicians and others who have opposed the deal.

In the Blogs
• Gowanus residents took up their long list of issues with reps from the Department of City Planning as they presented their Gowanus Draft Zoning Proposal last week.

• Dragons, lions, pigs and more filled the streets of Sunset Park for the 32nd anniversary of the Chinese New Year parade celebrating The Year of the Pig.

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Scoreboard
• The Brooklyn Nets (29-29) fell to the Toronto Raptors, 127-1257.

• The Knicks (10-46) lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 107-104.

• The Rangers will take on the Winnipeg Jets tonight at 8.

• The Islanders will battle the Buffalo Sabres tonight at 7.

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Ladies Night R&B Super Jam  Fri Feb 15th 8pm  An all-star lineup including Brian McKnight. Faith Evens, Jagged Edger, Lil’ Kim and more! Tickets   Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Downtown
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Real Estate
• Popular IPA maker Other Half is the latest addition to the new Domino development on the South Williamsburg waterfront, set to open later this year.

• For Sale – 243 Devoe Street, Williamsburg – Six family home in good condition.  Property features 4,125 s/f of living space.  6 units – all 2 BR, 1 bath units.  Large yard.  Asking $2,399,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Hancock Street, Bed-Stuy – Furnished 2 BR, 1.5 bath Brownstone features hardwood floors, SS appliances, high ceilings, Queen size BRs. Asking $2,999/mo   Blue Egg Realty 347-248-6471

• Sold – Carroll Gardens – A 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 3,840-square-foot townhouse at 128 3rd Pl. sold for $2.9 million. Zillow.

Technology
• Reports say Apple’s plans for the next iPad mini still include the lightning jack and doesn’t look much different, but it will be much faster.

• Trump breaks his silence on AI technology by signing the ‘American AI Initiative’ which aims to redirect federal funding and resources for AI, but lacks additional funding and details.

Events
• Fort Greene - 9:30 a.m. – Schools Chancellor attends ribbon-cutting ceremony. Brooklyn STEAM, Navy Yard, 141 Flushing Ave., Building 77

• Brooklyn Heights – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Free Tax Preparation and Filing. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Greenwood Heights – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Open Studio Art Part. PS 24, 427 38th St.

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

• Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – Speaker Corey Johnson delivers remarks at Tech:NYC Panel Discussion. Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe Ave.

• Brooklyn Heights – 6 to 8 p.m. – Summer Program Resource Fair 2019. Brookloyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – The African Burial Ground: Black Archaeology in Early NYC.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue

• Bed-Stuy – 7 p.m. – 81st Precinct Community Council Meeting. Bed-Stuy Multi-Service Center, 1958 Fulton St.

• Sunset Park – 7:30 p.m. – 72nd Precinct Community Council Meeting. 4520 4th Ave.

• Flatbush – 8 p.m. – Trevor Noah presents “Born A Crime” paperback release.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

Written by BKTicker

February 12th, 2019 at 12:16 pm

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