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.
• Sunny with a high near 30.
• 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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• 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.
• 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
• 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.
• 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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• Latest news – Here’s a look at how NYC architects squeeze the most space out of a building.
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• 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.