Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: City details plans for 116th Precinct, Cruz drops out of presidential race

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Wednesday, May 4

Weather
• Occasional showers throughout the day with a high of 54 degrees.

Top Stories
• Senator Ted Cruz has suspended his campaign after a crushing defeat in Indiana. Meanwhile, Sanders eked out a win over Clinton.

• The FDNY is investigating whether the blaze that destroyed a Greek Orthodox church in Manhattan is connected to church fires in Russia and Australia.

• Planning on traveling this summer? Make sure you budget hours not minutes to get through security because lines are getting longer with no end in sight.

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Drive Wed. May 4th 8pm-12am A Cars Tribute band. Bar 360, Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica
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Queens News
• The mayor visited Queens to officially announce the borough would be getting a new police precinct.

• The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32 swore in a new president and honored a Middle Village resident working to build a Vietnam vets memorial.

• A former cop at the 111th Precinct pleads guilty to his involvement in an Oxycontin ring.

Politics
• The mayor recently said April had the fewest shootings in modern NYC history, but he was wrong.

• Disgraced former Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced to 12 years in prison on corruption charges.

Entertainment
• Afeni Shakur, the mother of hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur, died at the age of 69.

• Once banned from the tony Met Gala, the Kardashians now rule the event.

Opinion
• The Post says the City Council’s proposed “bag tax” will overburden the city’s poor while having minimal gains.

• The Daily News rips ACS after a damning report by DOI revealed a severe lack of oversight and a failure to provide even basic services to protect kids.

In the Blogs
• A Mapseth high school student won a prestigious scholarship, chosen from 53,000 applicants.

• Police busted four johns in a prostitution sting on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border.

Trending in New York
#MayThe4thBeWithYou
#StarWarsSongs
Alicia Keys
#FortMcMurray
#moneyandviolence

Scoreboard
• The Mets (16-9) were blanked by Atlanta, 3-0. The Mets wrap up their series with the Braves at 1:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (8-16) losing streak continued, falling 4-1 in Baltimore. The Yankees and Orioles meet again at 7:05 p.m.

• The Islanders now trail 2-1 in their second-round playoff series to the Lightning, losing 5-4 in Brooklyn.

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2016 Best of Astoria Bash! Mon. May 9th 7-9pm Celebrating the best of Astoria’s restaurants, shops, cultural institutions and other place you love. $55 includes food, drink and entertainment. The Pomery, 36-12 Ditmars Blvd.
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Real Estate
• Plans for Hunters Point South phase two had to be altered after construction crews discovered an Amtrak tunnel.

• For Sale – Middle Village – 2 family detached Colonial, 3 bedroom duplex/2 bedroom on 25×100 lot.  Pirillo Realty Inc.  718-418-9500

• For Sale – Freeport – Waterfront Condo, move in condition.  Ground floor unit with private patio overlooking the water.  Outdoor parking available.  Asking $180,000  Landmark International Real Estate  718-898-8300

• Sold – One-bath, 865-square-foot studio at 27-28 Thompson Avenue in Long Island City for $775,000.

Money News
• Despite Apple CEO Tim Cook’s assurances that everything is going to be okay, the company’s stock continues to fall.

• It turns out pharma bro Martin Shkreli is in a lot bigger trouble than he originally thought.

Events
Jamaica – 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. – UniverSoul Circus. Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick Blvd. & Baisley Blvd.

LIC – 12 to 4 p.m. – Veterans Resource Fair. LaGuardia Community College, E Bldg Atrium, 31-10 Thomson Ave.

Flushing – 1 p.m. – Creative Movement. Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd.

Queens Village – 3 p.m. – Commissioner Bil Bratton speaks at a memorial service for Detective Brian Moore. 212th St. & 104th Rd.

Kew Gardens Hills – 7 p.m. – CEC District 25 Meeting. PS 164, 138-01 77th Ave.

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May 4th, 2016 at 8:46 am

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Tuesday, May 3

Weather
• Rain throughout the morning,with a high a of 61 degrees.

Top Stories
• A former NFL player is accused of raping a developmentally disabled woman while interviewing for a babysitting job.

• A top L.A. County sheriff’s official resigned after reports surfaced that say he sent racists emails.

• Improbable champions Leicester City overcame 5000-1 odds to win the British Premier League, costing bookies millions.

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Queens Taste 2016 Tues. May 3rd 6-9pm Queens Taste 2016 will showcase roughly 60 restaurants, food makers, drink purveyors, and other borough-based businesses. Purchase tickets here! NY Hall of Science, Flushing Meadow Corona Park
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Queens News
• The Queens man who was electrocuted after climbing atop an Acela train dropped his lawsuit against Amtrak. 

• The son of an FDNY firefighter killed in the infamous Father’s Day Blaze in Astoria in 2001 is following in his father’s footsteps. 

The 19-year-old that was victimized by a hate crime in Astoria is reportedly “traumatized.”

Politics
• Indiana may be the #NeverTrump movement’s last chance at preventing the GOP front runner from snagging the nomination. 

Bernie Sanders committed to taking the fight for the Democratic nomination to the convention to ensure the race is determined by super delegates.

Entertainment
• Actor Kit Harrington finally broke his silence to discuss Jon Snow’s fate after Sunday night’s Game of Thrones.

See the best and worst dressed at the Met Gala, fashion’s annual top event.

Opinion
Fixing the Port Authority is all about who runs the agency, the NY Post says.

The majority of Sanders supporters won’t jump to Trump in a general election, Charles Blow writes in the NY Times.

In the Blogs
The “Monster House” on the border of Rosedale and Laurelton continues to be a blight on the community after eight years.

• Police busted four in a Ridgewood prostitution sting. 

Trending in New York
#WPFD2016
#AddTheRockImproveAnything
Chris Webber
#rpTen
#RawStLouis

Scoreboard
• The Mets (16-8) topped the Braves 4-1. They continue their series at home against the Braves on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.

• The Yankees (8-15) look to stop their losing skid in Baltimore against the Orioles at 7:05 p.m.

• The Islanders and Lightning look to break their 1-1 series tie in game three of their second round series in Brooklyn. Puck drop is 7 p.m.

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UniverSoul Circus Through May 15th Join UniverSoul Circus for an unforgettable journey of light, sound & soul. $20-$35 Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick Blvd & Baisley Blvd, Jamaica
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Real Estate
• Developers Curbcut Urban Partners and Platinum Realty Associates are partnering to create a new nine-story, mixed-use building at 38-01 Queens Boulevard on the border of Sunnyside and Long Island City.

• For Sale – Middle Village North – One family brick, terrace over garage, finsihed basement with bath, move in condition.  Asking $638,000  Lou Pastorini, Coldwell Banker Phillips  917-797-7567

• For Sale – Whitestone – Spacious Co-Op, corner unit. Sunny exposure, 1.5 bath, lots of closets and windows.  Close to all.  Asking $220,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold - Little Neck - A one-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op on 63rd Avenue for $159,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Australian Craig Wright says he’s the creator of the crypto-currency Bitcoin. 

Video streaming service Vimeo purchased rival VHX in an effort to boost its on-demand business.

Events
Jamaica – 10 a.m. – Councilman Ruben Wills hosts groundbreaking ceremony to mark start of construction on new $2.5M playground. MS 72Q, 133-25 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

Queens Village – 11 a.m. – Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner William Bratton will host a press conference to discuss the new 116th Precinct and monthly crime stats. 105th Precinct, 92-08 222nd St.

Flushing – 3:30 p.m. – Workers and supporters protest discrimination of union workers at Flushing restaurant and call for community boycott. Wan Hao Xuan, 135-32 40th Rd.

Corona – 6 to 9 p.m. – Queens Taste 2016. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.,

LIC - 6 to 8 p.m. – (Her) Voice. LaGuardia Community College, Mainstage Theater, 31-10 Thomson Ave.

• St. Albans – 6 p.m. – Memorial event for Queens rapper Phife Dawg. Queens Library, 191-05 Linden Blvd.

• Queens Village – 7 p.m. – CB13 Transportation Committee Meeting. Board Office, 219-41 Jamaica Ave.

Jamaica – 7 p.m. – UniverSoul Circus. Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick Blvd & Baisley Blvd.

Woodhaven – 7 to 9 p.m. – Woodhaven Historical Society’s Research and Study Group. Avenue Diner, 91-06 Jamaica Ave.

Little Neck – 7:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Tish James hosts “Talk to Tish” town hall. Towers on the Green, 272-40 Grand Central Parkway

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May 4th, 2016 at 8:45 am

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Morning Buzz: Two men wounded in drive-by shooting, Walk honors fallen Detective Brian Moore

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Monday, May 2
Weather
• Cloudy with a slight chance of rain. High of 62 degrees.

Top Stories
• Hours after Orthodox Easter, a massive fire tore through an historic Serbian church in Manhattan.

• May Day protests turned violent in Seattle, with Molotov cocktails and rocks thrown at police.

Malia Obama will attend Harvard, but plans to take a gap year first.

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3rd Annual Queens Beer Week May 13th – 22nd Join the Queens brewers and over 70 bars & restaurants offering special brews and tap takeovers not to mention a myriad of special events.
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Queens News
• A driver on the Long Island Expressed crashed into a median near Springfield Blvd. He is in critical condition.

• Two Cambria Heights men were wounded in a drive-by shooting on Saturday night.

• Hundreds turned out in the rain to march in the first annual walk to honor fallen Detective Brian Moore.

Politics
• National Democratic fundraisers gave up on New York City’s most competitive congressional seat.

• President Obama delivered hilarious jokes in his final White House Correspondents’ Dinner speech featuring Larry Wilmore.

Entertainment
• Here are the big winners of this year’s American Country Countdown Awards.

Weekend Box Office
The Jungle Book (2016): $42 million
The Huntsman: Winter’s War: $9.4 million
Keanu: $9.3 million
Mother’s Day: $8 million
Barbershop: The Next Cut: $6 million

Opinion
• The Daily News uses Health + Hospitals as an example of how Mayor de Blasio has warped his priorities in favor of donors.

• A writer for the Post lays out how Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton in the general election.

In the Blogs
• A 19-year-old was assaulted by a group of teens in Astoria in what appears to be a bias attack.

• Uncle Jack’s Meat House on Ditmars will open this August.

Trending in New York
Satoshi Nakamoto
#5WordSurvivalStrategy
#WWEPayback
#GameOfThrones
#WHCD

Scoreboard
• The Islanders fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-1. The series is now tied at 1-1.

• The Mets (15-8) ended their 8-game winning streak Sunday with a loss against the San Francisco Giants by a 6-1 score. They take on the Atlanta Braves on Monday night at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (8-15) lost 8-7 to the Red Sox, completing Boston’s sweep. The Bronx Bombers open a three-game series against the Orioles in Baltimore with first pitch at 7:05 p.m.

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Swing Dance / Lindy Hop Workshop Mon. May 2nd 7:10-8pm No partner or experience necessary, just bring your comfortable shoes and happy feet! $15 Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• The NYC Health Department is in talks to lease an 80,000-square foot lease in LIC.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – Townhouse with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, finished basement & garage.  Convenient location.  Asking $849,000  Madeleine Realty of Queens  718-520-0303

• For Rent – Maspeth – Office space available in Professional office.  Includes use of basement storage and conference room.  Call for details.  Asking $1,500/month  Landmark International Real Estate  718-898-8300

• Sold – Jamaica – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,125-square foot house at 218-07 136th Avenue for $500,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• A man reportedly masturbated while sitting across from a 26-year-old woman aboard an F train at Northern Boulevard on Saturday night, police said.

• Police say a woman punched a 46-year-old woman in the face on the 7 train Friday in Sunnyside. The suspect reportedly got into a verbal argument with the victim and threw her phone onto the platform, causing the screen to shatter.

Events
• Astoria - 10 a.m. – Elected officials announce safety measures at Sean’s Place Playground. 38th St. between 31st Ave. and Broadway

Douglaston – 12:45 p.m. – NYCLASS and Council Member Vallone celebrate full-service animal shelter.  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd

• Jamaica – 7 p.m. – Queens Library Board of Trustees Meeting. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

Astoria – 7:10 p.m. – Swing Dance / Lindy Hop Workshop.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

• Bayside – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 11 Meeting. MS 158, 46-35 Oceania St.

• Queens Village - 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 13 Land Use Committee meeting. 219-41 Jamaica Ave.

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May 4th, 2016 at 8:45 am

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Morning Buzz: Residents approve new police precinct, Former councilman loses corruption appeal

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Friday, April 29
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Orthodox Good Friday. Meters are still in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 60 degrees on Friday and Saturday. The clouds open up to rain on Sunday, with a high of 56 degrees.

Top Stories
• Protesters clashed with Trump supporters after the candidate’s first California rally. About 20 people were arrested.

• North Korea sentenced a U.S. citizen to 10 years in prison for espionage.

• Police are investigating a mysterious white powder found at Trump Tower.

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The Seagull Apr 29th – May 14th Fri/Sat @8pm, Sun @6pm A successful actress visits her brother’s isolated estate far from the city and from her son’s self-penned play. The Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Road, Astoria
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Queens News
• Southeast Queens residents expressed approval about the new 116th Precinct.

• Former Councilman Dan Halloran lost his appeal on a bribery and corruption conviction.

• The wife of a mob-linked pizzeria owner was deemed unfit to stand trial.

Politics
• Some of Mayor de Blasio’s top aides, advisers and allies have been subpoenaed as the investigation into his fundraising mushrooms.

• Former House Speaker John Boehner said Ted Cruz is “Lucifer in the flesh” and called him a miserable SOB.

Entertainment
• Here’s a complete list of the Billboard Latin Music Award winners.

• Beyonce thanked her “beautiful husband” Jay Z during a concert amid rumors of his infidelity in Queen Bey’s latest album, Lemonade.

Opinion
• The Times says a Republican-backed bill that would allow foreigners to donate to political campaigns would be disastrous.

• The Post says Mayor de Blasio has expanded the corrupt games it promised to end.

In the Blogs
• A man tried to rob a bank in Astoria, but came away empty-handed.

• A Jackson Heights man accused of slamming a dog to death was indicted by a grand jury.

Trending in New York
#NFLDraft2016
#VIEWS
Eli Apple
#Scandal
Paxton Lynch

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Bernadette Peters in Concert Sun. May 1st 3pm The versatile star showcases selections from her career songbook in a glittering afternoon of entertainment.  $49-$70 or call 718-631-6311 Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside
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Real Estate
• W. P. Carey paid $69.9 million for six self-storage buildings, including 1545 Schaeffer Street in Ridgewood.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun. May 1st 12-3 pm – 79-39 77th Road, Glendale.  1 family home in excellent condition. Enclosed porch, 3 bedrooms, full bath.  Asking $595,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

OPEN HOUSE – Sat. Apr 30th and Sun. May 1st – 2-4pm – 60-65 80th Avenue, Glendale.  Renovated 2 family, 2 bedrooms over 3, brand new kitchens and bathrooms.  Asking $779,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 998-square-foot apartment at 61-35 98th Street in Rego Park for $327,000.

Eating Out
• Enormous crowds packed the first Queens International Night Market of 2016.

• LIC cocktail destination Dutch Kills is now serving meat pies and ravioli from M. Wells.

Restaurant ABC’s – Astoria
Grade A – Hallal Sandwich Shop, 25-61 Steinway St. – Food worker did not wash hands thoroughly
Grade B – Maya Cocina, 24-42 Steinway St. – Evidence of mice
Grade C – Basurero, 32-17 Steinway St. – Live roaches, Filth flies

Events
Jamaica - 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. – UniverSoul Circus. Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick Blvd. & Baisley Blvd.

• Bellrose - 10:30 a.m. – Senator Tony Avella and DOT unveil mural at pedestrian tunnel. 88th Rd. and Cross Island Parkway.

Sunnyside – 12 to 3 p.m. – Pop-Up Library. Bliss Plaza, 46th St.

Maspeth - 7 p.m. – Supermarket Bingo. St. Stan’s Gym, 61-17 Grand Ave.

Astoria - 8 p.m. – The Seagull. The Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Rd.

Saturday
Kew Gardens – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Kew Gardens Spring Flea market.  LIRR North Parking Lot, 82-60 Austin Street
Ridgewood – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – One-Day Plaza.  Wyckoff Avenue between Myrtle & Gates Avenues
• Long Island City – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Healthy Kids Day. LIC YMCA, 32-23 Queens Blvd.
• Fresh Meadows – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Queens SAFE Disposal Event for Harmful Household Items. Cunningham Park, Francis Lewis Blvd. * Union Turnpike
• East Elmhurst - 10 a.m. – Elected and government officials launch Shred Fest 2016 to protect consumers from identity theft. First Baptist Church, 100-10 Astoria Blvd.
• Flushing - “Make Something for Mom” workshop. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Jamaica – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior. Jamaica Serve Program for Older Adults, 92-33 170th St.
• Corona – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Sheep-Shearing and Fleece Festival. Queens Zoo, Flushing Meadows
Jamaica – 12:30, 4 & 7 p.m. – UniverSoul Circus. Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick Blvd. & Baisley Blvd.
• Maspeth – 3 p.m. – Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley host Irish culture celebration. Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.
Forest Hills – 4 to 6 p.m. – 4th Annual Indoor Horse & Pony Ride Fund Raiser.  Lynne’s Riding Center, 88-03 70th Rd.
Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – Italian Charities Dance. 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Astoria – 8 p.m. – The Seagull.  The Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Rd.
Sunday
Maspeth - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Maspeth Kiwanis Spring Flea Market. Maspeth Federal Savings parking Lot, 69th St. & Grand Ave.
• Corona – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Sheep-Shearing and Fleece Festival. Queens Zoo, Flushing Meadows
Jamaica – 12:30, 3:30 and 6 p.m. – UniverSoul Circus. Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick Blvd. & Baisley Blvd.
Flushing – 2 p.m. – A Symphony of Chimes. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Bayside – 3 p.m. – Bernadette Peters in concert. Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave.
Astoria – 6 p.m. – The Seagull. The Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Rd.

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April 29th, 2016 at 9:16 am

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Morning Buzz: Charges upgraded for Forest Hills dog killer, JetBlue pilot drunk in the cockpit

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Thursday, April 28
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Orthodox Holy Thursday. Meters are still in effect.
Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 61.

Top Stories
• As part of a new safety policy, Uber drivers will have to provide potential passengers with a “clear, well-lit selfie” before they make any pickup.

• The body of an Apple employee who may have killed himself was found at the tech giant’s California headquarters.

• Going with the flow: After harsh criticism for scrapping it, the mayor’s budget includes $21 million for a crucial Brooklyn-Queens water tunnel.

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A Symphony of Chimes Sun. May 1st 2pm Listen to this unique orchestra of wind chimes made from spoons, forks, bed springs, bicycle gears, belt buckles and many more objects. Free! Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• The charges for a Forest Hills man who killed his girlfriend’s dog were upgraded as protestors rallied outside the courtroom.

• A Queens foster mom who didn’t seek medical attention for a 19-month-old boy’s burn injuries was sent to prison for 13 years.

• Just call it the cocktail-pit: a JetBlue pilot has been accused of flying a plane from Florida to JFK while drunk.

Politics
• Despite losing all five of the Republican primaries on Tuesday, Ted Cruz announced his vice president.

• Several of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s closest allies have been hit with subpoenas by state and federal investigators.

Entertainment
• Investigation, what investigation? The mayor flouts the investigation into his fundraising by announcing he’ll host a fundraiser with Louie CK headlining.

• Former WWE star Chyna died from a drug overdose of Valium and Ambien.

Opinion
• Was Governor Chris Christie’s wife caught on camera rolling her eyes at Trump’s “…if Hillary were a man…” comment?

• The Observer writes that New York has a long and problematic history with poorly run elections.

In the Blogs
• The Family Restaurant – a longtime Forest Hills favorite located on Queens Boulevard – has closed its doors.

• Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley announced the winners of participatory budgeting in her district.

Trending in New York
#RedneckTVShows
Bank of Japan
#tcstartup
Carly Fiorina
#YouRelaxWhileI

Scoreboard
• The Mets (13-7) made it a series sweep over the Reds with a 5-2 win.

• The Rangers edged out the Yankees (8-12), 3-2.

• The Islanders took a 1-0 lead in the second round of the playoffs with a 5-3 win over Tampa Bay.

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Maspeth Kiwanis Spring Flea Market Sun. May 1st 10am-4pm Maspeth Kiwanis hosts a Spring Flea Market! Maspeth Federal Parking Lot, 56-18 69th Street, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• The citywide hotel boom may be coming to an end, but not in Long Island City, where this new project is planned.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat. Apr 30th 1:30-3:30pm – 73-04 Cooke Avenue, Middle Village.  Ranch with private backyard and garage, Updated kitchen and bath.  Asking $569,000  Marie Breslin  O’Kane Realty  917-623-6306

OPEN HOUSE – Sat. Apr 30th 12-3pm  60-27 59th Drive, Maspeth.  1 family frame, 7 rooms, finished basement, 1-1/2 car garage, Near all.  Asking $549,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,054-square-foot single-family home at 144-38 167th Street in Springfield Gardens for $370,000.

Style & Fashion
• The Post looks back at how Prince liberated men’s fashion.

• Has Beyonce’s longtime fashion director silently left the star?

Events
Forest Hills – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Spring Break Mini-Camp. Queens Central Y, 67-09 108th Str.

Jamaica – 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. – UniverSoul Circus. Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick Blvd.

• Arverne – 10:30 am. – PAL Dance & Step participants compete. Goldie maple Academy, 365 Beach 57th St.

• Queens Village – 11:30 a.m. – Firefighters welcome kids who lost a parent on 9/11 for “Take Our Children to Work Day.” Engine 304/Ladder 162, 218-44 97th Ave.

• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Assemblyman Ron Kim announces legislation to help prevent future victims of false arson-related convictions. District Office, 136-20 38th Ave.

Astoria – 2:30 p.m. – Spring Recess Family Workshop: Mixed-Up Comics. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• Bayside – 2:30 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella announces legislation to allow homeowners to refuse city trees. District Office, 38-50 Bell Blvd., Suite C

• Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Dyamond John and Ralph McDaniels discuss John’s book The Power of Broke. York College, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

• Flushing – 6 p.m. – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic hots smoke detector giveaway and town hall. Lowell School Auditorium, 142-45 58th Rd.

Bayside – 6 p.m. – Department of State holds public hearing on Cease and Desist Zones. Bayside High School, 32-24 Corporal Kennedy St.

Forest Hills – 6:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. – Queens Lit Crawl.  Various venues.

Whitestone – 6:30 p.m. – Legislative roundtable with City Council members. National Supermarket Association Headquarters, 30-50 Whitestone Expressway, #301

Richmond Hill – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Make Your Home Energy Efficient. Queens Library, 118-14 Hillside Ave.

• Howard Beach – 7:30 p.m. – Queens Conservative Party Spring Cocktail Party. Roma View, 160-55 Crossbay Blvd.

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April 29th, 2016 at 9:15 am

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Morning Buzz: Sunnyside residents want sound barrier, Trump and Clinton win big

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Wednesday, April 27
Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 63.

Top Stories
• While unveiling his $82 billion budget, the mayor warned about looming political and fiscal dangers to the city.

• “It’s over!” Trump made that declaration after cruising to a win in all five primaries yesterday. Clinton won four states, but lost in Rhode Island.

• A woman driving down the highway in Milwaukee was shot to death by her two-year-old son, who was sitting in the backseat.

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LIC Flea Book Swap Meet Sun. May 1st 10am-3pm Join LIC Flea & local non profit GROW NYC for a Book Shop N Swap. Have books you no longer want? Bring them. Love books? Take them. 5-25 46th Avenue, LIC
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Queens News
• Queens residents living near the MTA”s East Side Access project are upset the agency has reneged on a deal to build a sound barrier.

• A Jackson Heights woman is facing animal cruelty charges, while protestors plan to demonstrate today when a Forest Hills dog-killer goes before a judge.

• A Bloods-linked identity theft ring operating out of Queens and Brooklyn was broken up. The fools also rapped about their endeavors and posted it online.

Politics
• Insiders argue the probe into the mayor’s fundraising for Albany Democrats could hurt issues critical to the city in the GOP-controlled State Senate.

• The mayor’s proposed budget will triple the number of mental health facilities on Rikers Island.

Entertainment
• Nick Gordon says he’s innocent in the death of Whitney Houston’s daughter, claims Bobbi Kristina had a drug problem.

• Skip Bayless is following Mike Tirico’s lead and leaving ESPN for a ridiculous amount of money.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the impending financial collapse of the city’s hospitals has reached the critical stage.

• A Post columnist writes that the de Blasio administration might be the dumbest of modern times.

In the Blogs
• A new stroke center has opened its doors in Whitestone.

• A woman was struck by a hit-and-run driver at a busy Forest Hills intersection.

Trending in New York
#MakeAMovieSick
#SuperTuesday
#alienday426
#ChasingDestinyBET
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Scoreboard
Cespedes hit a game-tying pinch-hit homer to lift the Mets (12-7) over the Reds, 4-3. The Mets and Reds wrap up their series tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (8-11) were spanked by the Rangers, 10-1. New York looks to get out of Texas with a series win. First pitch is at 8:05 p.m.

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Bon Journey Wed. Apr 27th 8pm-12am A Bon Jovi and Journey Tribute band. Bar 360, Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica
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Real Estate
• For Sale – Howard Beach – Updated 1 bedroom condo, nice windows, updated kitchen and bathroom.  Asking $259,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Sale – Middle Village – Ranch with private backyard and garage.  Updated kitchen and bath.  Asking 569,000  Marie Breslin at O’Kane Realty

• Sold – Five-bedroom, three-bath, 1,864-square-foot two-family home at 86-15 125th Street in Jamaica for $570,000.

Money News
• Forty publicly traded U.S. oil companies lost a combined $67 billion last year.

• Here’s the real reason millenials are broke.

Events
Forest Hills – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Spring Break Mini-Camp. Queens Central Y, 67-09 108th St.

Jackson Heights – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Autism Awareness Event. WellCare Welcome Rooms, 91-08 Roosevelt Ave.

• Jamaica – 11:30 a.m. – Girls 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. Edward Byrne Center, 116-25 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

Woodhaven – 1 to 3 p.m. – Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society: The Art of Stephen Csoka. Emanuel United Church, 93-12 91st Ave.

Astoria – 6 p.m. – Housing Workshop. Central Astoria LDC, 25-69 38th St.

• Jamaica – 6 p.m. – PETA plans protest over use of animals in circus. Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick Blvd. & 119th Ave.

Jamaica – 7 p.m. – UniverSoul Circus. Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick Blvd. & Baisley Blvd.

Jamaica - 8 p.m. – Bon Journey: A Bon Jovi & Journey tribute band. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

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April 27th, 2016 at 8:33 am

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Morning Buzz: City to fund new Queens precinct, Bratton defends cops who shot South Ozone Park man

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Tuesday, April 26

Weather
• Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High around 60 degrees.

Top Stories
• City homeowners will receive a $183 credit for their water bills this summer.

• Cleveland has reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

• A gay rights activist and editor of Bangladesh’s first LGBT magazine was hacked to death.

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Queens Taste 2016 Tues. May 3rd 6-9pm Queens Taste 2016 will showcase roughly 60 restaurants, food makers, drink purveyors, and other borough-based businesses. Purchase tickets here! NY Hall of Science, Flushing Meadow Corona Park
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Queens News
• The city budget is setting aside $70 million for a new NYPD precinct in Southeast Queens.

• Police Commissioner William Bratton defended the cops who shot and killed a man in South Ozone Park last week.

• A bus stop in East Elmhurst mysteriously moved down the block, and no one can figure out what happened.

Politics
• A de Blasio campaign lawyer blasted the Board of Elections for seeking a criminal probe into the mayor’s fundraising.

• Too soon? Ted Cruz is reportedly vetting Carly Fiorina as a potential vice-prsident pick.

Entertainment
• Kelly Ripa received a personal apology from ABC execs.

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas canceled their concerts following North Carolina’s anti-LGBT laws.

Opinion
• The Daily News says two years after the position of NYPD Inspector General was created, the results have been mixed.

• The Post says the Cruz and Kasich alliance prove they have no plan to win the nomination.

In the Blogs
• Get ready for the third annual Queens Beer Week from May 13 to 22.

• A woman was injured by a hit-and-run driver on Austin Street in Forest Hills.

Trending in New York
#TRRisk
#alienday426
#LEMONADE
#GameOfThrones
#MondayMotivation

Scoreboard
• The Mets (11-7) continue their winning streak by topping the Cincinnati Reds, 5-3. They take on the Reds in Flushing tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (8-10) beat the Texas Rangers, 3-1. They play the Rangers again in Texas tonight at 8:05 p.m.

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Mother’s Day Brunch Sun. May 8th 10am and 1pm Make mom’s day shine! Enjoy a catered brunch and a stroll around the Garden. Registration Required  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• A study says the BQX streetcar proposal would raise values of adjacent properties by 3.5 percent.

• For Sale – Rego Park - Large 1 bedroom Condo with EIK. In building laundry, storage, parking and garage.  Near Queens Center Mall and Rego Center.  Won’t last!  Asking $395,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Sale – Rego Park – One family home, 3 bedrooms, garage, yard, gas heat.  Walk to PS174.  Asking $665,000  Lou Pastorini @ Coldwell Banker Phillips  917-797-7567

• Sold – Flushing – Three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,002-square foot house at 144-36 Jewel Avenue for $690,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Smartphones could be covered with camera “eyeballs” in a few years.

• Here are seven reasons why people aren’t wearing their Apple Watch.

Events
Forest Hills – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Spring Break Mini-Camp.  Queens Central Y, 67-09 108th St.

• Jamaica – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – PAL Games Day Tournament of Champions. Edward Byrne Center, 116-25 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

• Bayside - 11 a.m. – Parks breaks ground on $1.6 million renovation of soccer fields. Little Bay Park, Fort Totten

Astoria – 12:30 p.m. – The Peanuts Movie in 3-D. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Forest Hills – 3 p.m. – Meeting with New York Cares. Queens Library, 108-19 71st Ave.

Sunnyside – 3:30 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer to call on MTA to keep its promise to build an East Side Access noise barrier. 45th St. & Barnett Ave.

• Ridgewood – 6:30 p.m. – Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley announces participatory budgeting winners. Julia’s, 818 Woodward Ave.

Astoria – 7 p.m. – 114th Precinct Community Council Meeting. Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave.

Sunnyside – 7 p.m. – 108th Precinct Community Council Meeting. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.

Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – The Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade Kick-Off Party. American Legion Continental Post 1424, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave.

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April 27th, 2016 at 8:32 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Mott & Bayard Frames at MK Vision, Forest Hills

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Monday, April 25

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
• A manhunt is underway in the search for the suspect responsible for eight execution-style murders in a rural southern Ohio town.

• Three federal agents were shot and a motel was set on fire in the pursuit of a 28-year-old robbery suspect in Kansas.

• A bombshell report says the de Blasio team violated campaign finance laws in raising money for state senate candidates in 2014. 

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Queens International 2016 Till July 31st Queens Museum’s biannual exhibition of artists living or working in Queens. Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Corona
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Queens News
• Police are looking for the Queens driver that smashed their Ford into a church van sending six people to the hospital. 

A 27-year-old Queens man was shot four times after a dispute broke out at a Woodhaven home.

• A Cambria Heights man was arrested the day after he allegedly left the scene of a fatal hit-and-run in Long Island. 

Politics
• Oil tycoon and influential GOP donor Charles Koch said it’s possible that Hillary Clinton could be a better president than the GOP nominees. 

• Queens Assemblywoman Marge Markey is pushing for a bill that would make it easier for sexually abused children to bring lawsuits as adults. 

Entertainment
Beyonce debuted her new visual album on HBO that people speculate puts her husband Jay-Z on blast for his cheating.

Weekend Box Office
 The Jungle Book (2016) - $60 million
• The Huntsman: Winter’s War – $20 million
• Barbershop: The Next Cut – $10 million
• Zootopia – $6.6 million
The Boss – $6 million

Opinion
• de Blasio and his progressive allies learned there are no shortcuts in building the government of their dreams, Errol Louis says in the NY Daily News.

The ‘border kids’ crisis of placing migrant children in the United States is sadder than ever, the NY Post says.

In the Blogs
• The International Queens Night Market returned this weekend.

• LIC restaurant BEAR is closing its doors later this month. 

Trending in New York
#mondaymotivation
#WhatsInHillarysPurse
#HM16
Cruz and Kasich 
Me and Mrs. Jones

Scoreboard
• The Islanders won in double overtime by a 2-1 final to knock off the Florida Panthers and move to the second round of the Stanley Cup Finals. They’ll face the Tampa Bay Lightning.

• The Mets (10-7) topped the Braves by a 3-2 final on Sunday. They open a three-game homestand against the Reds on Monday night at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (7-10) were blown out by the Rays at home, 8-1. They travel to Texas to take on the Rangers on Monday with first pitch at 8:05 p.m.

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Supermarket Bingo Fri. Apr 29th 7pm $10 per ticket includes refreshments and cake. Chance baskets, 50/50 and more. Call Lynn 347-876-9919 St. Stanislaus Kostka Gym, 61-17 Grand Avenue, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• Another condo 10 or 11 story residential building is coming to Long Island City’s Jackson Avenue. 

• For Sale – Woodside – Completely renovated home with gourmet kitchen, beautiful deck.  Asking $849,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Sale – Kew Gardens – 3 room co-op in elevated building.  New kitchen, king size master bedroom, lots of closets.  Asking $189,500  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

• Sold - Far Rockaway – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom home on Bayfield Avenue for $220,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Police arrested an NYPD officer in St. Albans for reportedly chocking his wife and pushing his teenage daughter in their home on Saturday at around 12:20. 46-year-old Richard Phipps faces charges of assault, harassment and criminal obstruction related to the incident.

• A pizza-delivery man was robbed of nearly $700 in Jamaica on Saturday at around 1:25 a.m., according to police. The victim was making a delivery on 89th Avenue when he was mugged by two men

Events
Forest Hills – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Spring Break Mini-Camp.  Queens Central Y, 67-09 108th Street

Jamaica – Noon – NYPD and Jamaica Hospital Trauma Center collaborate to reduce dangerous driving accidents. Jamaica Hospital, 89-00 Van Wyck Expressway

Astoria – 12:30 p.m. – The Peanuts Movie in 3-D.  Museum of The Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue

Forest Hills – 2:30 p.m. – State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky is joined by Congresswoman Grace Meng and business and community leaders to announce her 2016 plans. The corner of Ascan Avenue and Austin Street.

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April 25th, 2016 at 8:18 am

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Morning Buzz: Cops look for Ozone Park robbers, Queens Village man robs three Dunkin Donuts

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Friday, April 22
Weather
• A high of 77 with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. The weekend should be sunny with highs in the mid-60s.

Top Stories
• Music icon and superstar Prince died at the age of 57. Here’s 51 things you may not have known about about The Purple One.

• The Board of Elections will force out a top official after her error purged more than 100,000 voters from the rolls.

• Ecuador is tasked with rebuilding after the death toll from the deadly earthquake rose to 587.

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2016 Middle Village Street Festival Sun. Apr 24th 11am-6pm Free Admission & Fun for the Whole Family! Metropolitan Avenue from 73rd Place to 79th Street, Middle Village
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Queens News
• Cops are searching for three suspects who violently attacked and robbed two men in Ozone Park.

• Police are looking for a robber who hit three Dunkin Donuts along Hillside Avenue in Queens Village this month.

• A Corona postal worker who was allegedly beaten by NYPD detectives filed a $100 million lawsuit.

Politics
• The Observer released its list of top 50 power brokers in New York City.

• New York’s Republican chairman endorsed Donald Trump days after his primary victory.

Entertainment
• Celebrities reacted to Prince’s death with sadness on Twitter.

• Johnny Manziel kept partying as a grand jury in Dallas weighs an indictment.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Post says Harriet Tubman is truly a heroine worthy of the $20 bill.

• The Times says Sheldon Silver still hasn’t explained why he’s sorry and is still trying to keep his taxpayer-funded pension.

In the Blogs
• Astoria Creatives Meetup celebrated its two years anniversary at Astoria Coffee.

• The city is moving forward with a controversial plan to keep a women’s shelter in Dutch Kills.

Trending in New York
#story16
#AdaletSoleni
The Color Purple
Prince
#FantasySongs

Scoreboard
• The Yankees lost another home game to the Oakland A’s, 7-3.

• The Rangers were shut out by the Penguins, 5-0.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets and Braves start a three-game series in Atlanta. First pitch is at 7:35 p.m.
• The Rays and Yankees start a weekend series in the Bronx at 7:05 p.m.
• The Islanders and Panthers play game five of the playoffs at 8 p.m. The series is tied at 2-2.
Saturday
• The Yankees and Rays meet in a 1:05 p.m. matinee.
• The Rangers face elimination when them meet the Penguins in game five of the playoffs. Puck drops at 3 p.m.
• The Mets and Braves meet again at 7:10 p.m.
Sunday
• Yankees and Rays play the third of a three-game set. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.
• Jacob deGrom is expected to return for the Mets when they wrap up a three-game series with the Braves at 1:35 p.m.
• The Islanders and Panthers meet in game six of their playoff series. Game time to be determined.

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The Peanuts Movie in 3-D Apr. 23rd – 28th 12:30pm From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz, The Peanuts Movie will prove that every underdog has his day. Recommended for ages 7+. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• TCX Development is planning a 15-story hotel project in Jamaica.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 23rd & Sun Apr 24th  2-4pm – 60-55 55th Street, Maspeth.  3 family brick, boxed rooms, 2 balconies, yard, 1 car garage.  Asking $1.1M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

OPEN HOUSE – Sat. Apr 23rd & Sun Apr 24th – 12-2pm – 71-30 67th Street, Glendale.  Brick 2 family in mint condition, 3 bedrooms over 2, located near all.  Asking $1.029M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Three-bedroom, one-bath, 1,124-square-foot single-family home at 128-29 236th Street in Laurelton for $455,000.

Eating Out
• In case you forgot to get your special someone something for the occasion, there’s a Chicken & Waffles Day Party happening in Long Island City tomorrow.

• Popular shaved ice cream branch Snowdays is coming to Austin Street.

Restaurant ABC’s – Ozone Park
Grade A – Mia Halal Food, 105-07 Crossbay Blvd. – Food not protected form possible contamination
Grade B – Golden House Restaurant, 105-04 Liberty Ave. – Evidence of mice, Live roaches, Filth flies, Wiping cloths soiled
Grade Pending – Breezes Restaurant & Lounge, 106-02 109th Ave. – Evidence of mice, Food not protected from contamination

Events
Flushing – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 2016 Green Job Fair. St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Ave.

Corona - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: the Ramones & the Birth of Punk. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

LIC – 12 p.m. – FreshDirect employees celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up the community. FreshDirect Headquarters, 23-30 Borden Ave.

Jamaica – 1:40 p.m. – Elected officials and the Muslim community condemn the attack at the Jamaica Muslim Center. 85-37 168 St.

Douglaston – 6 to 8 p.m. – Go Green Family Movie Night: The Lorax. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.

Glendale – 7 p.m. – Learn to Make Floral Cupcakes. Cook’s Arts & Crafts Shoppe, 80-09 Myrtle Ave.

Saturday
• Woodside – 10 a.m. – Congressman Joe Crowley to lead tree dedication to commemorate 100th anniversary of Easter Rising. Sabba Park, Queens Blvd. & Roosevelt Ave.
• Highland Park – 10 a.m. – NYC H2O tour of Ridgewood Reservoir. Free with RSVP. Meet at 1 Vermont Pl.
Corona – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: The Ramones & the Birth of Punk. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Astoria – 12 to 2 p.m. – Walking & Talking About Queens. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
Middle Village – 12 p.m. – Our Kidz in Martial Arts.  Launched by Play 4 Autism.  New Beginning TDK, 73-03 Metropolitan Avenue
Sunnyside – 12 to 6 p.m. – Greenpoint Avenue Festival.  Greenpoint Ave. between 42nd & 48th Streets
• Jamaica – Noon – Prospect Cemetery/King Manor Tour. $20. Jamaica Ave. & Parsons Blvd.
Astoria – 12:30 p.m. – The Peanuts Movie in 3-D. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Flushing – 1:30 & 3 p.m – Inside Out Tour. Bowne House, 37-01 Bowne St.
Flushing – 2 to 3:30 p.m. – Taikoza Concert in the Park. Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Ave.
• Corona – 6 p.m. – Queens Might Market Opening. Free. Hall of Science Parking Lot, 47-01 111th St.
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Alsarah & the Nubatones. $16. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Rego Park – 8 p.m. – Stand Up Comedy Night in Partnership with Play 4 Autism.  Bridies Bar & Grill, 63-28 Woodhaven Blvd.

Sunday
Glendale - 7 to 11 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast & Anniversary Celebration. Sacred heart School Auditorium, 84-05 78th Ave.
Glendale – 10 a.m. to 12 noon – FREE Tree Giveaway. Home Depot, 75-09 Woodhaven Blvd.
Corona – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: The Ramones & the Birth of Punk. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Middle Village – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – 2016 Middle Village Street Festival. Metropolitan Ave. from 73rd Place to 79th Street
Flushing – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Arbor Fest. $10. Queens Botanical Garden, 73-50 Main St.
Astoria – 12:30 p.m. – The Peanuts Movie in 3-D.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Woodside – 1 to 7 p.m. – Queens elected officials host “Queens for Ecuador” benefit concert for victims of Ecuador earthquake. La Boom New York, 56-15 Northern Blvd.
Corona – 2 to 4 p.m. – Earth Day Celebration. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
• Flushing – 2:15 p.m. – Short Stories by Teatro Hugo & Ines (Peru). $13. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Flushing – 2:30 p.m. – Poetry Talk with Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella. Free. Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave.
Bayside - 3 p.m. – Miracle of Miracles. Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave.

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April 22nd, 2016 at 1:33 pm

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Morning Buzz: Attack at Jamaica mosque, Robber targeting Richmond Hill cab riders

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Thursday, April 21

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high topping 70 degrees.

Top Stories
• President Barack Obama has vowed to veto a bill that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia.

• A postal worker says he is being harassed by the NYPD because he unwittingly gave directions to the man who killed two police officers in 2014

• Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, Alexander Hamilton will continue to grace the sawbuck.

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2016 Green Job Fair Fri Apr 22nd 9am-1pm Bring your resume – Dress for Success. For more information, call 646-820-5163. St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Ave, Flushing
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Queens News
• The Queens Civic Congress honored three activists at its annual get-together.

• Armed robbers are targeting taxi riders in Richmond Hill and surrounding neighborhoods, robbing them after they step out of the cab.

• A drugged up man walked into a Jamaica mosque and punched two men, then stripped naked as officers arrived.

Politics
• U.S. Attorney General Preet Bharara is pushing for a record jail term for disgraced former Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver.

• Now that a Democrat looks to have won Dean Skelos’ old seat, just who controls the State Senate? That’s a good question.

Entertainment
• WWE wrestling champion Chyna was found dead in her California home. She was 45.

• Upset that her co-host is leaving for a plush gig with “Good Morning America,” Kelly Ripa is having a total meltdown.

Opinion
• The Daily News writes that the president’s priorities are out of order if he goes through with a veto of a bill that would allow 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia.

• The Observer writes that the mayor’s original plan to stop work on a water tunnel for Brooklyn and Queens shows his fundamental weakness.

In the Blogs
• A group of Maspeth high school students helped beautify 57th Avenue.

• Glendale is looking its best thanks to some new decorative lamps that are popping up in the neighborhood.

Trending in New York
#RIPChyna
#HappyBirthdayYourMajesty
#420Celebs
Ched Evans
#OlympicTorch

Scoreboard
• The Mets (7-7)  fell to the Phillies, 5-4, in 11 innings.

• The A’s topped the Yankees (5-8), 5-2. The teams wrap up a three-game series tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• The Panthers evened up their playoff series with the Islanders at two games apiece with a 2-1 win.

• The Rangers and Penguins resume their playoff series tonight at 7 p.m. at MSG. Pittsburgh leads 2-1.

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Arbor Fest Sun. Apr 24th 11am-6pm Enjoy a variety of activities, including a petting zoo, arts & crafts, live music, face-painting, tours, food and craft vendors, and a beer tent! Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• A developer has plans for an 11-story mixed-use building near the 5Pointz project and MoMA PS1 in LIC.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat. Apr 23rd 12-3pm – 69-23 67th Place, Glendale.  1 family with formal dining room, EIK which leads into backyard. 3 bedrooms, full bath, laundry area, 1 car garage.  Asking $598,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

OPEN HOUSE – Sat. Apr 23rd  1-3pm – 60-65 80th Avenue, Glendale.  Renovated 2 family, 2 bedrooms over 3, party driveway with 2 car parking.  Asking $779,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Four-bedroom, three-bath, 2,640-square-foot two-family home at 5-41 117th Street in College Point for $850,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s your guide to the best upcoming spring sample sales.

• No socks require: Adidas is shaking up the sneaker market with a pair of wool shoes.

Events
Jackson Heights - 8:30 a.m. – Deputy Secretary for Legislative Affairs Mark Weprin Delivers Regional Budget Briefing. Queen Chamber of Commerce, 75-20 Astoria Blvd.

Flushing - 10 a.m. – Time Warner Cable opens new Learning Lab. Chinese-American Planning Council, 133-14 41st Ave.

• Corona – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: The Ramones & the Birth of Punk. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Forest Hills – Noon – Assemblyman David Weprin visits with striking CWA Local 1105 members. Verizon, 107-15 70th Rd.

LIC – 4 p.m. – EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck speaks at graduation. Fortune Society, 29-76 Northern Blvd.

LIC – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Celebrate Earth Day: One Man’s Trash. Materials for the Arts, 33-00 Northern Blvd.

Middle Village - 7 p.m. – Juniper Park Civic Association Meeting. Our Lady of Hope, Eliot Ave. & 71st St.

• Queens Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 13 Health Committee Meeting. Board Office, 219-41 Jamaica Ave.

East Elmhurst – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting. Louis Armstrong School Cafeteria, 32-03 Junction Blvd.

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April 21st, 2016 at 8:45 am

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