MORNING BUZZ (2/10): Suicide at Resorts World, Queens Burger King cracks down on loiterers & Monday events

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Morning Buzz – A quick top-news synopsis every day at 8 a.m.

Monday, February 10th

Alternate side parking rules are suspended. Meters still in effect.

Weather
• Sunny with a high near 30.

Top Stories
• As many as 3,000 chickens were seized and more than 70 people rounded up in one of the largest cockfighting busts in NY state history.

• This winter is looking like one of the worst for cars due to so many potholes forming across the city.

• Nearly 9 million pounds of meat products have been recalled by a California company that processed “diseased and unsound animals.”

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Queens News
• Echoing a similar situation at a Flushing McDonald’s, now a Richmond Hill Burger King is limiting the time people can hang out in the restaurant.

 

• A man on a winning streak at the Resorts World Casino jumped to his death on Friday evening.

 

• Residents in Jamaica are calling attention to the neighborhood’s crumbling infrastructure and dirty streets.

 

Entertainment
• The promoter behind the George Zimmerman celebrity boxing match has called off the fight due to a surge of negative feedback.

• Weekend Box Office
1) The LEGO Movie - $69.1 million

2) The Monuments Men - $22.7 million

3) Ride Along – $9.3 million

4) Frozen – $6.9 million

Opinion
• U.S Senator Rob Portman wants to protect wild elephants in Africa from poachers.

• The NY Times thinks we should look forward to a decline in the amount of hours worked by the average American.

Scoreboard
• Knicks fell to Oklahoma City, 112-100. Check the recap here.

• Nets topped New Orleans, 93-81. Check the recap here.

• U.S Winter Olympic medal count: 2 gold, 2 bronze.

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Here’s a look at how NYC architects squeeze the most space out of a building.

• For sale – Astoria – Semi-detached, three-family brick home. Each apt. features one bedroom. Two-car garage with full basement. Close to subway. Asking $989,000.
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• For sale – Glen Oaks – Just Listed – 68-07 Little Neck Parkway. Asking $645,000.

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Events

Long Island City - 12 p.m. - Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address at LaGuardia Community College. Performing Arts Center, Main Stage, 47th Ave. and Van Dam St.

Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Monthly Meeting. Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St.

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