Morning Report: Thursday, March 28, 2013

March 28, 2013 Heather Chin
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The sunshine continues today with only a slight chance of a rainshower in the afternoon (a 20 percent chance of precipitation) and temperatures at 48 degrees with a high of 50 degrees. Winds are moving NNW between 12 and 14 mph.

5 Things To Know this morning:

  • Philip Banks III has been named chief of the NYPD. No, not that Philip Banks. But 90s kids everywhere will still have the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song stuck in their heads for the rest of the day. The 26-year-veteran from Crown Heights is currently chief of community affairs. [DNAInfo]
  • Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes will be starring in his own TV show; the DA’s office insists it is a documentary, not a reality show. [Metro US, CBS]
  • FEMA will cover 90 percent ofNew York’s $6.3 billion in emergency funding, with community block grants taking care of the rest, according to the city’s Independent Budget Office. Funds will address things like property damage, infrastructure repair and rebuilding costs, beautification/cleanup, and hospital aid. [Crain’s NY Business]
  • New York hospitals struggle with costs of implementing Obamacare/Affordable Care Act; state budget draft may make things worse. [Crain’s]
  • Save the date for the Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair on Sunday, May 19! It’s the last day of the Great GoogaMooga in Prospect Park, so perfect time to try some local goods with more manageable crowds! [All About Fifth]

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