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Wednesday, April 11

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 53 degrees.

Top Stories
• In a five-hour face-off with senators, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for the company’s privacy failures, but emerged unscathed.

• Trump is considering firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a move that lawmakers fear could lead to Robert Mueller’s removal.

• The FBI is investigating a $150,000 payment made by the publisher of National Enquirer to a second woman who claims she had an affair with Trump.

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Free Screening: Being John Malkovich  Wed Apr 11th  8pm  While at work, Craig (John Cusack) discovers a portal that leads into the mind of renowned actor John Malkovich.  Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue, Greenpoint
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Brooklyn News
• The “Brooklyn Ripper” was found guilty and could face up to life in prison for an elevator attack that left a 6-year-old boy dead.

• A grand jury indicted a Flatbush teacher for sexually assaulting a high school student and then paying him after each encounter.

• NYPD released new surveillance video of the fatal Crown Heights shootingthat killed Saheed Vassell.

Politics
• Trump believes he has the power to fire Robert Mueller because the probe into Russian meddling has “gone too far.

• A longtime political operative is challenging Thomas DiNapoli for state comptroller.

Entertainment
• Actor T.J. Miller was arrested for drunkenly calling in a bomb threat on a train after a female passenger snubbed his advances.

• Here’s the inside story of how Tristan Thompson likely cheated on a pregnant Khloe Kardashian with an Instagram model. 

Buzzing Back

• In 1970 Apollo 13 is launched to the moon.  In 1995 the movie Apollo 13 was released starring this actor.

• In 1966 English singer/songwriter Lisa Stansfield is born in Manchester, England.  Released in 1989, this song remains her biggest hit to date.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the biggest obstacle to tackling problems at NYCHA is still de Blasio.

• The Post says after the FBI raid on Trump’s lawyer, the president’s best bet is to play it cool and not fire investigators.

In the Blogs
• The Gardens of the Galaxy spring market is blasting off on April 22.

• A new Bushwick corner spot promises to be “more than a coffee shop.”

Trending in New York
• Champions League
• Tristan Thompson
• Andre Ingram
• Mr. Trump
• The Mets

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (28-53) head to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers in the final game of their season. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (28-53) take on the Boston Celtics on the road in their last game. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

• The Yankees (5-6) were crushed by Boston, 14-1. They play the Red Sox at Fenway again at 7:10 p.m.

• The Mets (9-1) continue their hot streak by topping the Marlins, 8-6. They finish their series with the Marlins in Miami at 7:10 p.m.

• A 32-year-old rookie made his NBA debut with the Lakers, and caught fire.

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Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: King for a Day  Sat Apr 14th 2pm & 6:30 pm  Daniel and all of his friends invite you for a brand-new adventure in Neighborhood of Make-Believe where Daniel learns just what it takes to be King. $30-$80  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
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Real Estate
• Here are the 10 biggest real estate projects coming to New York City, including two in Brooklyn.

• For Rent – Irving Avenue @ Linden Street, Bushwick – Newly renovated 2 BR apt has open kitchen w/ LR, very bright interior, great closet space.  Heat/Hot Water included.  Asking $1,900/month  Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Meeker Avenue, Williamsburg – 2 BR, 1 bath box style apt features windows in every room.  Shared yard space.  Heat/Hot water included.  Asking $2,200/month  Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830

• Sold – Bed-Stuy – A five-bedroom, two-bathroom, 3,300-square-foot house at 459 Bainbridge Street for $910,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Wells Fargo could face as much as $1 billion in fines to its mortgage and auto loan financing divisions.

• T-Mobile is restarting a new round of talks to acquire Sprint.

Events
• Greenpoint – 4:30 p.m. – Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund celebrates 500th new tree planted. 725 Leonard St.

• Bushwick – 6:30 p.m. – Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Assemblywoman Maritza Davila host discussion on tenant harassment. Ridgewood Bushwick Youth Center, 1474 Gates Ave.

• Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 6:30 p.m. – State Senator Jesse Hamilton holds emergency meeting with mental health advisory committee in wake of death of Saheed Vassell. SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 395 Lenox Rd.

 Greenpoint - 8 p.m. – Free Screening: Being John Malkovich. Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave.

Written by BKTicker

April 12th, 2018 at 1:01 am

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