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Morning Brief: February 11

Anchors Away!

A big day for news anchors, both serious and satirical. Jon Stewart will be stepping down from The Daily Show before the end of the year where he’s served as anchor for nearly two decades (this, of course, months after his protégé Stephen Colbert left his eponymous show to take over for David Letterman). And Brian Williams has been suspended from NBC Nightly News for six months, effective immediately in the wake of a changing-story scandal. The story’s been written before, but it seems the satirical news media has gotten the best of the “real guys” once again.

Morning Brief: February 10

Dreaming of Spring in Central Park...

A large-scale art project will be bringing a new flavor to Central Park in the late Spring. According to the New York Times Magazine, the experience will be happening each Friday and Saturday afternoon from May 15 to June 20, and will include things like an ice cream truck with sunset-colored flavors, recreations of famous movie scenes, and a boat with a brass band navigating the Harlem Meer.

Obama's Infrastructure Plan Could Boost Aging NYC

$4 trillion budget proposal includes a big increase in spending on infrastructure - and some say it's just in time.
President Barack Obama proposed a record-high budget of $4 trillion Monday. It includes his plan to upgrade the nation's aging bridges and roads by boosting transportation spending by some 30% over the next six years.
 

New York Officials Confident DNC Will Be Held in the "Greatest City in the World"

De Blasio, Schumer make closing arguments to hold DNC in Brooklyn.

The chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was in New York City on Friday. She was scouting the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, which could hold the DNC's big event in 2016. 

After Paris, NYPD Expanding "Active Shooter" Training

Bratton: "We do remain, because of who we are and what we are in this city, the No. 1 terrorist target in the world"
In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, New York's Police Department is quietly expanding training for what it sees as the latest terror threat - teams of "active shooters" who arm themselves with high-powered rifles and open fire.

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