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Morning Buzz: Van Bramer eyes borough president post, 5 Pointz artists awarded $6.7 million

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Tuesday, February 13

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 38 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump’s long-awaited budget proposes deep cuts to federal agencies but sharp increases in military funding and billions for a border wall.

• A new report by the comptroller claims NYC is sitting on more than 1,000 vacant lots that could be developed into housing.

• A Bronx soldier who died saving others during a deadly blaze will be honoredat the mayor’s State of the City address tonight.

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Queens News
• A federal judge awarded 21 artists $6.7 million for the whitewashed graffiti at 5 Pointz.

• The Queens boy who died saving his friend from a frozen pond in Forest Parkwas hailed as a selfless hero.

• Two teens accused of killing a 15-year-old boy from a rival gang in Far Rockaway were denied bail.

Politics
• Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is raising funds for 2021, with many anticipating he will run for Queens borough president.

• Potential presidential contender and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand now feels embarrassed by her previous conservative views.

Entertainment
• Fresh off his Grammys sweep, Bruno Mars has announced the final dates of his “24K Magic” tour with Cardi B.

Serena Williams may have returned to tennis, but it was her daughter Alexis Olympia who stole the show.

Buzzing Back

• In 1998 Downhill skier Hermann Maier crashes in Olympics. See the crashhere.

• In 1944 talk show host Jerry Springer is born in London, England.  Since 1991, he has hosted “The Jerry Springer Show”.  Click here to view his  “9 Most Bizarre Guests”.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Trump should intervene in the growing Mideast conflictby getting Putin involved.

• The Post says de Blasio has put a target on the backs of Rikers guards by not putting common sense ahead of ideology.

In the Blogs
• A Queens assemblywoman is calling on the MTA to survey the 7 train viaductfor problems.

• Queens College’s graphic design program has ranked in the top 25 nationally.

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Scoreboard
• The Rangers (27-24-5) are in Minnesota to take on the Wild at 8 p.m.

• The Islanders (27-24-6) host the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks (23-35) fell to the Philadelphia Sixers, 108-92.

• The Nets (19-39) lost to the Los Angeles Clippers, 114-101.

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Mardi Gras Senior Festival  Tues Feb 13th 10am-1pm  Join NYC Parks and learn about the history of Mardi Gras!  Make a Mardi Gras mask, listen to the sounds of Jazz music, and enjoy a New Orleans-style beignet. Free!  Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Flushing
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Real Estate
• A 24-story rental tower is replacing a warehouse in Jamaica, the latest in the neighborhood’s residential boom.

• For Sale – Howard Beach – Two family home features 6 rooms, 3 BRs each apt.  1st flr has modern kitchen w/ granite countertops, SS appliances.  Corner property, yard, parking for 2 cars, full finished basement.  Asking $929,000 Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Rent – Glendale – Updated 2 BR apt features LR, DR, EIK w/ SS appliances, 1 full bath.  Access to backyard.  Heat/ Hot Water included. Asking $2,000/month  Carollo Realty & Mgmt  718-366-6636   ID #1304594

• Sold – Hollis – A two-bedroom, three-bathroom house at 90-16 201st Streetfor $599,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Facebook is testing a “dislike” button that allows users to show their discontent and hide comments they find inappropriate.

• Verizon is combating phone theft by locking the smartphones it sells.

Events
Flushing10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Mardi Gras Senior Festival. Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Ave.

Forest Hill11 a.m. – New York Jets, Department of Education announce online training for educators to stop bullying. Queens Metropolitan High School,91-30 Metropolitan Ave.

Corona5 p.m. – State Senator Jose Peralta, NYC Health + Hospitals to offer free flu shots at LeFrak City. 96-10 57th Ave.

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February 13th, 2018 at 1:23 pm

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