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Morning Buzz: Cops suspended for distributing video of Bronx shootout; Cartel leader to be potentially tried in Brooklyn

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Tuesday, February 11

Weather
• Rain and cloudy skies with a high of 57 degrees.

Top Stories
• Two cops have been suspended for passing around videos of the dramatic shootout inside a Bronx precinct station.

• Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi says he will not hold a hearing on Trump’s $4.8 trillion budget, warning that it will turn into a “diatribe against the president.”

• Decades later, the assassination of Malcolm X may be reinvestigated due to an extensive documentary series that premiered on Netflix.

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Brooklyn News
• A Sinaloa Cartel leader accused of participating in an international drug trafficking ring may be tried in Brooklyn.

• Days after a man’s corpse was found in a flaming car with a gunshot wound to the head in Red Hook, police are ruling the death a homicide.

• The Brooklyn Ballet will put on a show featuring dancers of color for the first time in its 175-year history.

Politics
• Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani says New Yorkers want him to run again, calling Mayor de Blasio a “total disaster.”

• The mayor announced Victor Calise, commissioner of the city’s Office for People with Disabilities, as his latest nominee to the MTA board.

Entertainment
• An alleged fake athletic resume used by one of Lori Loughlin’s daughters has surfaced in the actress’ ongoing college admissions scandal case.

Gothamist narrates the brief, yet wondrous, life and death of Cardvaark, the MTA’s proposed MetroCard mascot.

Buzzing Back

• In 2012 pop superstar Whitney Houston dies at age 48.  Her 1985 debut album sold more than 25 million copies around the world.

• In 1969 TV actress Jennifer Aniston is born in Los Angeles, CA.  In 1996, she appeared in a Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers music video for this song.

Opinion
• The Post’s Kyle Smith says this year’s Oscars was the most politically-correct show yet, exposing Hollywood for its hypocrisy.

• Slate hypothesizes that Trump might do something genuinely good for Science.

In the Blogs
• Bed-Stuy “boozerie” Project Parlor had its grand re-opening after closing up for a month during renovations.

• Brokelyn’s got the top ten things to do this week, hearts edition.

Trending in New York
• Dixville Notch
• Larry David
• #TuesdayThoughts
 #BloombergIsRacist
• #broomstickchallenge

Scoreboard
• The Nets (24-28) topped the Indiana Pacers, 106 to 105.

• The Islanders (32-16-6) beat the Washington Capitals, 5 to 3. Tonight they host the Philadelphia Flyers at 7 p.m.

• The Rangers (27-23-4) face the Winnipeg Jets at 8 p.m.

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Real Estate
• New broker fee laws are causing both excitement and concern for NYC tenants.

• For Sale – 112A McKibben Street, Williamsburg – Two family rick features 5 BRs, 2.5 bath, high-end upgrades, open living/dining area, hardwood floors.  Full basement w/ washer/dryer, 2 car private driveway.  $1.425M. O’Kane Realty. 917-376-8780

• For Rent – Clifton Place, Clinton Hill - Room for rent – studio w/ 1.5 bath.  Roof deck, hardwood floors, pets ok.  $875/month. Blue Egg Realty. 347-464-9484

• Sold – Sheepshead Bay – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,540 square foot condo at 2471 Ocean Ave. for $725,000. Zillow.

Technology
• The US has charged four Chinese military officers over the huge cyber-attack of credit rating giant Equifax.

• WeWork Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure maintains that the company’s ousted CEO Adam Neumann did not walk away with a $1 billion package.

Events
Downtown Brooklyn – 3 p.m. – Screening of “Do the Right Thing.” Walt Whitman Library Branch, 53 St. Edwards St.

Central Brooklyn – 11 a.m. – Lease signing for Brooklyn Community Pride Center. Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St.

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

Greenpoint - 6 to 10 p.m. – North Brooklyn Boat Club Fundraiser.  Diamond Bar, 43 Franklin Street

Williamsburg – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.- Countdown to the A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship.  Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th Street

Flatbush -8 p.m. – Tim & Eric: Mandatory Attendance World Tour.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

Prospect Heights – 8:30 p.m. – History’s Most Notorious Female Killers.  Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue

Written by BKTicker

February 11th, 2020 at 9:37 am

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