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Wednesday, February 13

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 42 degrees.

Top Stories
• An NYPD detective was killed by friendly fire while responding to an attempted armed robbery at a cellphone store in Richmond Hill.

• The wreck of a WWII US Navy aircraft carrier has been found in the South Pacific after being lost for 76 years.

• Rapper 21 Savage was released from ICE detention nine days after being taken into custody.

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Disney’s DCappella  Sat Feb 16th 8pm   Disney’s highly acclaimed a cappella group, DCappella will perform classics from The Lion King, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and much more.  Tickets  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn.
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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn jury found El Chapo guilty on all counts.

• The toxic smell coming from the L train is starting to seep into residents’ homes.

• Public spaces in Downtown Brooklyn are poised for a major revamp.

Politics
• Governor Cuomo visited the White House and got an earful about the state’s taxes and abortion laws.

• A BBC cameraman was attacked following a Trump rally in Texas where the president took aim at the media once again.

Entertainment
• Pete Davidson has covered up his Ariana Grande tattoo with the word “cursed.”

• There’s a lot of drama between Nicki Minaj, BET, the Grammys and Cardi B.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972 Led Zeppelin is forced to cancel a concert in Singapore when officials won’t let them off the plane because of their long hair.

• In 1997 Prince Jackson is born in Beverly Hills, CA. He is the oldest son of this pop legend and the godson of this actress.

Opinion
• The Post took aim at Senator Kamala Harris for trying to seem cooler by confessing to smoking pot in college.

• The Times wondered what the president will do now that Congress has practically dared him to veto the latest budget agreement.

In the Blogs
• Northbound G trains will skip Greenpoint Avenue in March.

• Dromedary Urban Tiki Bar is hosting a Super Smash Bros tournament today.

Trending in New York
• #RHOBH
• #SchultzTownHall
• #NYPD
• Brian Simonsen
• #ThisIsUs

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (24-24-8) fell to the Winnipeg Jets, 4-3.

• The Islanders (33-17-6) were defeated by the Buffalo Sabres, 3-1.

• The Nets (29-29) face the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks (10-46) take on the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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Long Live the King  Fri  Feb 15th 7pm  Celebrate some world-class jazz as Allan Harris sings Nat King Cole.  Tickets.   On Stage @ Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd, Manhattan Beach.
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Real Estate
• Brooklyn Point is among the tallest buildings that is currently under construction along Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn.

• For Sale – 483 Humboldt Street, Greenpoint - Two family home on 4 levels – lower duplex is a 2 BR, 2 bth apt; upper duplex is a 3 BR, 2 bath unit.  2 full kitchens, great storage space, access to large beautiful yard.  Attic can be used as a family room or office.  Asking $1,850,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Williamsburg – Rare Find!  3 family home with 10K s/f buildable.  M1-2 zoned.  Call for details.  Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,798-square-foot at 1773 E. 8th Street for $2,249,000. Zillow 

Business News
• Cindy Nicola, Tesla’s vice president of global recruiting, is leaving the company.

• Toys ‘R’ Us is making a comeback as Tru Kids.

Events
• Crown Heights – 10:30 a.m. –  Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers remarks to kick off the start of elections for the Community and Citywide Education Councils. P.S. 289, 900 St. Marks Ave.

• Downtown Brooklyn – 10:30 a.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will host “Love Your Feet,” an event to spotlight the needs of seniors pertaining to podiatric care. Brooklyn Borough Hall, Community Room, 209 Joralemon St.

• Williamsburg – 11 a.m. – Councilman Rafael Espinal Jr. hosts a press conference on legislation he is introducing to ban certain forms of single-use plastics. Package Free, 137 Grand St.

• Carroll Gardens – 1 p.m. – Public advocate candidate Michael Blake participates in LGBTQ roundtable hosted by the Sharmus Outlaw Advocacy and Rights Institute. Bond Collective, 68 Third St.

• Gowanus – 6:30 p.m. – Assemblyman William Colton hosts a public advocate candidate forum, Public Advocate candidate Blake participates. 29 Bay St.

Written by BKTicker

February 13th, 2019 at 1:13 pm

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