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Wednesday, February 12
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Lincoln’s Birthday.
Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 43 degrees. Periods of rain at night.

Top Stories
• Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary, with Pete Buttigieg coming in second. Both Andrew Yang and Michael Bennet dropped out of the race.

• The Justice Department is scaling back its own sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone after Trump slammed it as unfair. Four prosecutors quit the case in response.

Kobe and Gianna Bryant were laid to rest in a private Los Angeles funeral.

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Black History Month: Brooklyn and the Underground Railroad Sat Feb 22nd 11am-12:30pm The underground railroad was a network of sanctuaries for enslaved women and men escaping slavery. Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk through the park highlighting the borough’s link to freedom. Participants are selected by lottery – sign up now!
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Brooklyn News
• A 22-year-old man was fatally shot in the courtyard of the Glenwood Houses in Flatlands.

• An off-duty police officer struck and seriously injured a Grubhub worker on an e-bike in Crown Heights.

• Police have released a photo of a suspect in a Brooklyn cold-case murdermystery from eight years ago.

Politics
• Mike Bloomberg is in hot water after a 2015 audio clip surfaced of the former mayor defending stop-and-frisk policing.

AOC has yet another Democratic challenger, this time a former business news anchor.

Entertainment
• Harvey Weinstein won’t take the stand on his sex abuse and rape trial, bringing the case closer to a verdict.

• NBC has renewed the sitcom “Superstore” for a sixth season.

Buzzing Back

• In 1961, this song by The Miracles becomes Motown Record’s first million-selling single.

• In 1968, actor Josh Brolin is born in Santa Monica, CA. He is the stepson of this famous actress.

Opinion
• Cecilia Gaston writes in the Daily News that Queens voters should reject domestic abuser Hiram Monserrate’s attempted political comeback.

• The Post examines why it’s so hard to run a small business in New York City.

In the Blogs
• As Valentine’s Day nears, Bklyner lists where to grab the best flowers in the borough.

• A Silver Alert has been issued for a 76-year-old Greenpoint woman who was last seen on Sunday.

Trending in New York
• #NHprimary2020
#YangGang
Lloyd
Daniel
#WestminsterDogShow

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (28-23-4) topped the Winnipeg Jets, 4-1.

• The Islanders (33-16-6) bested the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-3.

• The Knicks (17-37) host the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (24-28) welcome the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors to Brooklyn. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (13-11) faces Providence at Carnesecca Arena at 8:30 p.m.

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

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Pop-Up Magazine Wed Feb 12th & Thurs Feb 13th 7:30pm A night of stories, music, art and performances and so much more. Check out the full list of contributors to the Winter 2020 Issue here$39. Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave., Boerum Hill.
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Real Estate
• National Grid has signed an 87,000-square-foot lease on the 11th and 12th floors of Two Hanson Place near the Barclays Center.

• For Sale – 630 Lafayette Ave, Bed-Stuy – One family home on 3 levels, full finished basement. 5 BRs, 3 bath, finished basement, unfinished cellar. Close to shopping & activities.  $1.199M Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Rent - 180 Scholes Street #1B, Williamsburg – Renovated 3 BR, 1.5 bath, balcony, hardwood floors, garage, laundry in unit, kitchen w/ SS appliances, central heating & cooling.  $4,050/month. Blue Egg Realty 347-464-9484

• Sold – Homecrest – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 876-square-foot house at 2221 East 13th Street for $699,000. Zillow.

Business News
• The T-Mobile-Sprint merger is one step closer to reality after a federal judge approved the deal.

• The Federal Reserve warned that the novel coronavirus outbreak will “very likely” affect the U.S. economy.

Events
East New York – 10 a.m. – FDNY holds EMS graduation and promotion ceremony. Christian Cultural Center, 12020 Flatlands Ave.

• Fort Greene – 6:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts Trailblazers Program and Award Ceremony. Long Island University, Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, 1 University Plaza.

• Park Slope – 8 p.m. – Moonstruck Live! (Cher wigs encouraged). Union Hall, 702 Union St.

Ditmas Park – 9 p.m. – Star Sign Party – AQUARIUS. Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd.

 

Written by BKTicker

February 12th, 2020 at 9:14 am

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