MORNING BUZZ (4/23): World’s Fair remembrance, #myNYPD fail & Wednesday events

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Wednesday, April 23

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 59.

Top Stories
• An attempt by the NYPD to utilize social media for a PR campaign has not gone according to plan.

• The city has proposed a 3.35 percent hike in the water rate.

• Despite the Mayor’s sentiments on charter schools, NYC charter enrollment is up 2,328 percent from a decade ago.

• An East Harlem grandmother is refusing to leave her apartment in a blighted building in a protest against gentrification.

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Queens News
• Queens celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair.

• Mayor de Blasio says the transit delays that contributed to the death of two children in aQueens fire are “not acceptable.”

• City Comptroller Scott Stringer says the housing crisis cannot be pinned on gentrification.

Entertainment
• The Discovery Channel canceled a live jump from Mt. Everest planned for May 11following a deadly avalanche last week.

• Check out this interview and music from up-and-coming Brooklyn-based singer songwriter Brett Gleason.

Opinion
• On its 50th anniversary, a NY Times contributor reflects on the true impact of the Worlds Fair in Flushing Meadows.

• The NY Post asks that Mayor Bill de Blasio rethink his decision to deny city promised space to Success Academy Charter Schools.

Scoreboard
• Albert Pujols of the Angels has reached the much-coveted 500 home run milestone.

• Mets continue their push against the Cardinals today at 7:10 p.m. at home after a 3-0 loss last night.

• Yankees smash Red Sox 9-3; series continues tonight at 7:10 p.m. in Boston.

• Nets prepare for game three tomorrow after suffering a 100-95 loss to the Raptors last night.

• Rangers top the Flyers 4-1 last night in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Series continuestomorrow at 7 p.m. in Philadelphia.

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Real Estate
• Latest news- A nearly 40-year-old movie theater on Austin Street is closing shop to make room for a new pediatric health facility.

• For sale – Bayside – Three-bedroom, two full-bath, single family home with a 1,260-square-foot garage. Asking $788,000.
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• For sale – Far Rockaway – Six-bedroom, three full-bath, multi family home built in 1960. Asking $250,000.
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• Sold - Three-bedroom, two-bath, 2,288-sqaure-foot two-family home at 151 Beach 120th Street in Far Rockaway for $490,000.

Health Awareness
• Struggling with infertility? Take a look at some helpful tips while debunking the myths of conception.

• See how the “Polar Vortex” is making this spring allergy season a nightmare for some. 

Events

• Bayside - Noon - Dr. Joanna Chang’s students perform at Queens Community College Honors Recital. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.

• Bayside - 6 p.m. - Group start of the Queens-Nassau Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Panera at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center, 23-58 Bell Blvd.

• Flushing - 6 p.m. - Business Boot Camp. Free event, but pre-registration is required, contact Maple@OneFlushing.org or call 646-820-5163. One Flushing, 39-01 Main St., Suite 511.

• Elmhurst - 6:30 p.m. - Panel discussion, College Access: Making the American Dream a Reality. New Life Fellowship, 8210 Queens Blvd.

• Bayside - 7 p.m. - Spring exhibition at the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center, Unwelcomed Worlds: Nazi Anti-Jewish Street Signs. Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave.

• Bayside - 8 p.m. - Queens Community College Jazz and Percussion ensembles perform. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.

• Jamaica - 6 p.m. -  Woodhaven Blvd Community Planning Workshop to improve bus service and traffic flow.  JHS 210 93-11 101st Avenue.

• LIC - 6 p.m. - Town Meeting on Mayor’s Vision Zero pedestrian safety plan. LaGuardia Comm. Coll. 31-10 Thomson Avenue.

MORNING BUZZ (4/22): Boardwalk reconstruction begins, Pavilion opens for tours & Tuesday events

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Tuesday, April 22

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.

Weather
• Sixty-eight degrees with a chance of storms.

Top Stories
• The New Yorker names NJ Chris Christie Father of the Year.

• Kindergarten wait lists drop by half.

• City refuses to release seized bikes from a building damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

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Queens News
• Construction on the hurricane-ravaged Rockaway boardwalk is set to begin this week.

• The World’s Fair Pavilion will open its doors for hardhat tours today in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of its debut.

• A Queens Supreme Court Judge broke down and cried over a troubling case involving sexual abuse of two children.

• Queens artist pleads guilty to charges in an $80 million fraud scheme

• Two were injured in Jackson Heights five-alarm fire.

Entertainment
• Bryan Singer sex abuse accuser names three more bigwigs.

• Northside Festival returns to Billyburg.

Opinion
• amNY says Bloomberg’s $50 million can help bolster reasonable gun control.

• NY Times digs into wage theft data showing top tech firms colluded to keep pay rates for their employees artificially low.

Scoreboard
• Yankees Stadium will host a MLS team in 2015.

• Mets win 2-0 against Cardinals, continuing their series tonight at 7:10 p.m. in Flushing.

• Yankees finish out their series against the Rays with a 5-1 win, and will travel to Boston to face the Red Sox tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• After a 4-2 loss in game two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs last night, the Rangers will again face the Flyers tonight at 8 p.m.

• Leading the series 1-0 against the Raptors after a 94-87 win, the Nets enter Game 2 tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Ontario.

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The Forest Park Carousel, located on Forest Park Drive, off Woodhaven Blvd entrance to the Park, will be open during the week of Spring Recess, starting Mon, Apr 21st to Fri, Apr 25th . For schedule: www.forestparkcarousel.com

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Real Estate
• Latest News - New permits have been issued for a 9-story in Long Island City.

• For Sale - Middle Village North - Two-family brick on 60×102 lot, walk to park, schools, express bus. Gas, heat. Asking $808,000

Lou Pastorini
• For Sale - Kew Gardens - Sunny, spacious, two-bedroom, one-bathroom duplex with exceptional closet space, hardwood floors, and high, coffered ceilings. Near public transportation including E & F trains and express buses. Parking spaces available, pets welcomed. Virtual tour available on YouTube. Asking $225,000.
Century 21

• Sold - Far Rockaway - A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,288 sq. ft. home at 151 Beach 120th St. sold for $490,000.

Technology
• Netflix says the Comcast-TWC merger will hurt the open internet.

• Apple announces a new vision; they will now begin to recycle any old product you bring them, and give you credit

Events
• Astoria - 9:30 a.m. - City Councilman Costas Constantinides joins volunteers from theNew York Restoration Project and others to plant trees in Astoria Park. 21 Hoyt Ave. N.

• Flushing Meadows Corona Park - 10:45 a.m. - BP Melinda Katz and Assemblywoman Marge Markey join the National Trust for Historic Preservation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair. At the World’s Fair Pavilion.

• Flushing - 1 p.m. - Earth Day Festival. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd

• Bayside - 2 p.m. - How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business; free seminar. Panera, 2358 Bell Blvd.

• Astoria - 6:15 p.m. - First-Time Homebuyers’ Workshop. Ridgewood Savings Bank, 43-14 Dtimars Ave.

• Flushing - 6:30 p.m. - Discussion on New State Budget and updates on Vision Zero. St. Ann’s Church 58th Ave & 146th Street.

• Astoria - 7 p.m. - 114th Precinct Community Council Monthly Meeting. Ricardo’s, 21-04 24th Ave.

• Flushing - 8 p.m. - 107th Precinct Community Council Monthly Meeting. 71-01 Parsons Blvd.

MORNING BUZZ (4/21): Ex-cop murders wife in front of kids, Two children playing with lighter die in fire & Monday events

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Monday, April 21

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 62.

Top Stories
• Authorities tighten security along the 26.2-mile route as runners hit the pavement one year following the devastating Boston Marathon bombings.

• Wrongfully accused heavyweight boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter passed away over the weekend. He was 76.

• A small fraction of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s staff of commissioners has been changed since the previous Bloomberg Administration.

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Queensboro Hill Flushing Civic Assn Town Hall  - Tues. Apr 22nd @ 6:30PM  The State’s New Budget: How it will affect YOU along with updates on Vision Zero. Come join your neighbors for tea, coffee and treats. Join the effort!  Be involved!  Everyone’s welcome!  St. Ann’s Church 58th Avenue @ 146th Street, Flushing.

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Queens News
• A former NYPD officer was charged with murder after shooting his wife to death in front of their children in Ozone Park.

• Police believe the fire that killed two children in Far Rockaway started when one of them was playing with a lighter.

• Administrators at LaGuardia High School admit students based on test scores above high marks in auditions.

• Construction to repair a Sandy-torn stretch of Rockaway boardwalk is set to begin this week.

Entertainment
• First lady Michelle Obama will guest star on the May 7th episode of the ABC country music drama, “Nashville.”
• Weekend Box Office
1) Captain America: The Winter Soldier - $26.6 million

2) Rio 2 – $22.5 million

3) Heaven is for Real - $21.5 million

4) Transcendence - $11.5 million

Opinion
• The Post says Mayor de Blasio is sure to fail after debuting the “retro-looking” electric replacement for Central Park horses.

• See why cheaper t-shirts have the NY Times thinking now is the time that the U.S.A. should rethink current trade agreements.

Scoreboard
• Brooklyn leads their series 1-0 against the Raptors following a 94–87 win on Saturday.Watch the recap here. Game two is in Toronto tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m.

• Rangers lost 4–2 in Game 2 against the Flyers last night, tying the series at 1-1. Watch the recap here. New York heads to Philadelphia for Game 3 tomorrow night at 8 p.m.

• Mets win 4–3 against the Braves following a Curtis Granderson walk-off sac fly in the 14th inning. Watch the recap here. They face St. Louis Cardinals tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• Yankees win 5–1 against Tampa Bay after a four-run rally in the 12th inning last night.Watch the recap here. They head to Boston tomorrow night at 7:10 p.m.

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Queens Taste 2014  Apr 29th 6-9PM  The Queens Economic Development Corporationand lead sponsor Fairway Market invite you to Queens Taste 2014, the borough’s premiere networking and culinary event. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Rob MacKay at rmackay@queensny.org. Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel 135-20 39th  Avenue, Flushing.  www.itsinqueens.com/queenstaste

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Real Estate

• Latest news - The city is putting $4 million into renovating a decades-old lighting systemat the Ravenswood Houses in Astoria.

• For Sale - Upper Glendale - Two-family brick, semi-detached, six rooms over 5 rooms, plus full finished basement, driveway, yard, house 52-ft. long. Asking $598,000.
Lou Pastorini
• For sale – Jamaica - Detached one-family on a large 40×100 lot, three bedrooms, private driveway, finished basement with bath, short walk to trains, schools and stores. Asking $349,000.
Lou Pastorini

• Sold - Four-bedroom, three-bath, 1,428-square-foot one-family house at 130-22 229th Street in Laurelton for $377,000.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Police confirmed that one person was shot at 109th Avenue and 160th Street in Jamaica at approximately 5:43 p.m. Saturday night.

Events• Forest Hills - 12 p.m. - Blood Drive with the 112th Precinct Community Council. Precinct Headquarters, 68-40 Austin St.

• Sunnyside - 3 p.m. - Classic movie Mondays with a screening of the 1949 film On The Town. Queens Library, 43-06 Greenpoint Ave.

• Long Island City - 2 p.m. - Public Advocate Letitia James will attend a NYC Board of Health hearing. 42-09 28th St.
• Elmhurst - 6 p.m. - State Senator Jose Peralta hosts small business forum on the restaurant letter grading system. Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd.

• Long Island City - 6 p.m. - Dick’s Open Mic Night for comics. The Creek and the Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave.

• Flushing - 6 p.m. - Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project.Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

• Jamaica - 8 p.m. - Live music with KT Magumbo. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

MORNING BUZZ (4/18): Racist spitter arrested, Police seek serial robber & Weekend events

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Friday, April 18

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.

Weather
• Partly Cloudy with a high of 55.

Top Stories
• A deranged man in Washington Heights laid on the tracks, cackling wildly in the face of death at 175th St. station as other straphangers tried unsuccessfully to save him despite himself; miraculously, he survived an A Train passover unharmed.

• Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, famous for his booze-fueled rants and admission of crack use,has announced his bid for reelection.

• Four-way talks between top diplomats from Russia, Ukraine, US and EU have begun.

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Queens News
• Police have a grainy photo of a serial robber who has been operating in Flushing – sometimes violently – since November.

• Man identified as the alleged racist spitter on the Q88 bus arrested and charged.

• As Flushing Meadows Corona Park prepares for looming 50th and 75th anniversary celebrations, a group of painters painstakingly restores the World’s Fair Pavilion.

Entertainment
• X-Men director Brian Singer accused of sexually abusing underage boys in exchange for movie roles.

• Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Laureate and literary icon, has died at 87.

Opinion
• NY Times e-board reaches across borders to urge Chinese citizens to stop smoking.

• amNY gives Basil “Patterson” a worthy send-off.

• Juan Gonzalez of the Daily News sides with Stringer, arguing that Galante should open the books and show the city where the money is.

Scoreboard
• Mets face the Braves in Atlanta at 7:10 p.m. after a 5-2 win against the Diamondbacks.

• Yankees continue their series against the Rays at 7:10 p.m. in Florida following  10-2 win yesterday.

• Nets to face the Raptors tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. in their first game of the playoffs.

• Rangers to face the Flyers Sunday at noon in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Real Estate
• Latest news- Just over $1.25 million was allotted to the Locust Manor family for affordable housing as part of a $95 million-dollar, state-wide incentive program.

• For sale – Bayside - Bayside Terrace, two-bedroom co-op, lots of closet space and windows, formal dining room, parking included, large rooms, over 1,000 sq. ft. school district 26. Asking $218,000.
Lou Pastorini
• For sale – Jamaica - Detached one-family on a large 40×100 lot, three bedrooms, private driveway, finished basement with bath, short walk to trains, schools and stores. Asking $349,000.
Lou Pastorini

• Sold - Flushing - A one-bathroom, 600 sq. ft. studio apartment at 6474 Saunders St. sold for $300,000.

Help Wanted
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Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• As Illmatic turns 20, NY rappers reflect on what the album meant to them.

• Pulitzer prizes in arts and journalism for 2013 have been issued.
Restaurant ABC’s 
Grade: A – Kew Gardens Hills - Barone Pizza
Grade: B – Flushing - Szechuan Gourmet.
Grade: C – Ozone Park – Medina Fried Chicken & Indian Food.

 

Events

• Little Neck - 8 a.m. - Spring Break Holiday Trips with the Samuel Field Y. 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy.

• Arverne - 11 a.m. - Queens Library celebrates re-opening of Sandy-damaged branch. 312 Beach 54th St.

• LIC - 3 p.m. - MicroChip fundraiser to benefit Sidewalk Angels pet foundation. Camp Bow Wow, 47-16 Austell Pl.

• LIC - 7 p.m. - Queens Beer Week event at Alobar Restaurant, 46-42 Vernon Blvd.

• Astoria - 7 p.m. - Queens Beer Week Event at Crescent & Vine, 25-01 Ditmars Blvd.

Weekend Events

SATURDAY
• Astoria - 9 a.m. - Clear Channel Radio, JetBlue and the New York Restoration Project come together to celebrate Earth Day with their 7th annual One Thing that’s Green event. Playground at PS 151 Mary D. Carter School, 5-05 31st Ave.

• Flushing - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt. Free with admission. QueensZoo, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

• Jamaica - Noon to 5 p.m. - Annual East Egg Hunt. St. Alban’s Memorial Park, Sayres Ave. & 173rd St.

• Jamaica - Noon to 4 p.m. - Primitive Christian Church Community Easter Egg Hunt.Free. Highland Park, Jamaica Ave. & Elmont St.

• Flushing - Noon to 1:30 p.m. & 2 to 3:30 p.m - Spring Egg-Stravaganza. $5 plus admission. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

SUNDAY
• Flushing - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt. Free with admission. QueensZoo, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

• Forest Hills - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Forest Hills Ascension Presbyterian Church’s Easterfest. $5. 2 Russell Pl.

• Middle Village - 2 to 4 p.m. - Lunch with the Easter Bunny and egg hunt. $10. St. Margaret, 66-10 80th St.

• Corona - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Easter Egg Hunt. $20, preregister here. USTA, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

MORNING BUZZ (4/17): Deli robbed for $30,000, Q is for Queens & Thursday events

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Thursday, April 17

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.

Weather
• Clear skies with a high of 55.

Top Stories
• Several hundred are missing and feared drowned, many of them high school students,after a ferry capsized off the coast of S. Korea yesterday.

• UN official who served as head of the Security Council during the Rwandan genocideapologizes for failure to recognize the tragedy for what it was.

• Bomb pranker in Boston says his actions were meant to be symbolic, according to police, who are stepping up security for the upcoming marathon.

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Spring Egg Hunt @ Queens Botanical Garden – Sat. Apr 19th Noon-1:30PM & 2-3:30PM Bring your own basket and see how many treasures you can find! 43-50 Main Street, Flushing Pre-reg required: www.queensbotanical.org

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Queens News
• Police are on the lookout for two men who beat a clerk and stole $30,000 from an Astoria deli.

• A passenger was killed in an early-morning collision on the Belt Parkway, police suspect alcohol may have been involved.

• A local entrepreneur who recently secured crowd funding to assemble a Queens-centric children’s ABC book has initiated a kickstarted campaign to ensure the book is circulated around Queens schools and libraries.

Entertainment
• Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler.

• After rumors flew that AC/DC was throwing in the towel, the band confirmed that while they will continue rocking hard, guitarist Malcolm Young is taking a break due to ill health.

Opinion
• Newsday conspicuously sighs over FAA restrictions on flight volume at NYC area airports.

• amNY celebrates the demise of the NYPD Demographics Unit.

Scoreboard
• Mets defeated the Diamondbacks last night 5-2, and will face the Atlanta Braves at home tomorrow night.

• Yankees face the Tampa Bay Rays in a 7:10 p.m. away game after defeating the Cubs 2-0 last night.

• Nets will face the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the playoffs, coming off a 114-85 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

• Knicks defeated the Raptors 95-92 in their final game of the regular season.

• Rangers begin the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at 7 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Latest news -

• For sale – Woodhaven - One-family, three bedrooms, move-in condition, driveway, yard, finished basement with bath, short walk to trains, schools and stores. Asking $383,000.
Lou Pastorini
• For sale – Kew Gardens - Large, one-bedroom co-op, modern kitchen and bath, oak floors, lots of closet space, short walk to subway & LIRR. Asking $164,000.
Lou Pastorini

• Sold - Woodhaven - A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000 sq. ft. apartment at 8375 Woodhaven Blvd. sold for $155,000.

Help Wanted
• Delivery person for Laundry Supplies in NY & LI, vehicle provided, clean CDL (Type C OK), Hazmat Cert. Pref. F/T M-F. Some inside work and heavy lifting. Call (718) 429-1700.

Health Awareness
• Use of anti-depressants in the first trimester have been tied to autism risk among boys, according to a new study out of John’s Hopkins University.

• Complications related to diabetes are on the decline.

Events
• Little Neck - 8 a.m. - Spring Recess Day Trip to the Queens Zoo.

• Flushing - 10 a.m. - Sculpture Camp begins, running through  April 22. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Douglaston - 10:30 a.m. - Celebrate Honey Bees, an event allowing children to meet a beekeeper and learn all about honey bees. Pre-registration required, call 718-229-4000. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.

• Broad Channel - 10 a.m. - Yoga in the Park. Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

• Forest Hills - 6 p.m. -  Learn beginners Chinese with Lin San . North Forest Park Library. 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.

• LIC - 9 p.m. - Award-winning Roots musician D.B. Reilly in concert. Rèst Âü Ránt, 30-01 35th Ave.

• Glen Oaks - 11 a.m. - Senator Tony Avella to host a press conference announcing a tax relief program for homeowners, renters, co-op and condo owners in the 2014 state budget. Glen Oaks Co-op, 70-33 260th St.

MORNING BUZZ (4/15): Woodhaven eyesore to get wrecked, NYPD funeral draws hundreds & Tuesday events

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Tuesday, April 15

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.

Weather
• Thunder showers with a high of 70.

Top Stories
• Ukranian leaders confirm a crackdown against Pro-Russian separatists is in progress.

• At least 15 are dead and 500 injured in the wake of a brush fire that spread over the port city of Valparaiso, Chile.

• After a five-day sob fest, Oscar Pistorius’ cross examination has come to an end

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Queens News
• It’s going down: The city will soon tear down one of Queens’ most notorious eyesores.

• Hundreds attended the funeral for Officer Dennis Guerra in Middle Village yesterday.

Entertainment
• Flava Flav pleads guilty to battery charges.

• Fargo TV series to debut today.

Opinion
• Streetsblog EIC Ben Fried wonders if Vision Zero will be able to survive the editorial board of the New York Daily News.

• amNY supports bag charges citing environmental gains.

Scoreboard
• Mets continue their series in Arizona against the Diamondbacks at 9:40 p.m. following a 7-3 win last night.

• Yankees to face the Cubs at 7:05 p.m. in a home game following a 3-2 win against the Red Sox on Sunday.

• Nets and Knicks face off in Brooklyn at 8 p.m., with both teams coming off of wins in their previous games agains the Magic and Bulls, respectively.

• Rangers to face the Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup playoffs on Thursday at 7 p.m. after a 1-0 loss against the Montreal Canadiens.

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Real Estate
• Latest News – Hudson Yards is to become NYC’s first quantified community

• For Sale - Middle Village North - Two-family brick on 60×102 lot, walk to park, schools, express bus. Gas, heat. Asking $808,000
Lou Pastorini
• For Sale - Kew Gardens - Sunny, spacious, two-bedroom, one-bathroom duplex with exceptional closet space, hardwood floors, and high, coffered ceilings. Near public transportation including E & F trains and express buses. Parking spaces available, pets welcomed. Virtual tour available on YouTube. Asking $225,000.
Century 21

• Sold - Woodside - A four-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 2,106 sq. ft. home at 3016 69th St. sold for $730,000.

Technology
• Google will be selling Glass to the public for one day only today.

• Scientists in the Netherlands have developed a glow-in-the-dark highway that promises to save energy and lives. 

Events
• College Point - 12:30 p.m. – Senator Tony Avella to hold a press conference with College Point Senior Center Director Betty Farone and residents to announce allocation of funding to keep the center open. 23-38 College Point Blvd.

• Flushing - 2:15 p.m. - One Night in Frogtown theatrical performance. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Flushing Blvd.

• Woodside - 3 p.m. - Eco Jewelers workshop. Queens Library-Woodside Branch, 54-22 Skillman Ave.

• New Hyde Park - 6:30 p.m. - Hearing Loss Association of America Meeting. LIJ Hearing & Loss Center, 270-05 76th Ave.

• Richmond Hill - 7 p.m. - 102nd Precinct Community Council Monthly Meeting. Richmond Hill Library, 118-14 Hillside Ave.

• Astoria - 7 p.m. - Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting. 45-02 Ditmars Blvd. LL Suite 125.

• Jackson Heights - 7 p.m. - 115th Precinct Community Council Monthly Meeting. 92-15 Northern Blvd.

• Flushing - 8 p.m. - Ron Carter Quartet performance. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

MORNING BUZZ (4/14): Cops kill armed man in Astoria, Queens man wins sex harass lawsuit & Monday events

Queens Daily News Ticker

The NYPA award-winning Morning Buzz – A quick top-news synopsis every day at 8 a.m.

Monday, April 14

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 71.

Top Stories
• Kansas police have arrested a suspect connected with two separate fatal shootings at a Jewish community center.

• Several Ukrainian officers were injured and at least one was killed while confronting pro-Russian militants.

• Bubba Watson won his second green jacket in just three years at the Masters Tournament yesterday.

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Queens Taste 2014  Apr 29th 6-9PM  The Queens Economic Development Corporationand lead sponsor Fairway Market invite you to Queens Taste 2014, the borough’s premiere networking and culinary event. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Rob MacKay at rmackay@queensny.org. Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel 135-20 39th  Avenue, Flushing.  www.itsinqueens.com/queenstaste

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Queens News
• A homeless man uncovered two plastic bags containing body parts near the LIRR tracksin Elmhurst.

• Police killed a shotgun-wielding 85-year-old man who said he killed his daughter and dog in Astoria.

• A Queens man won $40,000 in a sexual harassment lawsuit against his female boss, saying sex was part of the job.

• State Senator Tony Avella is introducing a library reform bill that prevents executives earning more than $150,000 from generating a separate income.

Entertainment
• Check out the full list of winners and nominees from the 2014 MTV Movie Awards last night.

• Weekend Box Office
1) Captain America: The Winter Soldier - $41.4 million

2) Rio 2 – $39 million

3) Oculus – $12 million

4) Draft Day - $9.75 million

Opinion
• See why Rep. Al Franken is opposed to a Comcast takeover of Time Warner Cable.

• The NY Post says colleges aren’t just holding back athletes from getting a well-rounded education.

Scoreboard
• Islanders tied it up late in the 3rd and pulled out a 4–3 shootout win against Buffalo to end their season last night. Watch the recap here.

• Rangers lost 1–0 against the Canadians in overtime on Saturday. Watch the recap here.New York hosts Philadelphia for their first game of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday at 7 p.m.

• Nets took home a 97–88 win against the Orlando Magic last night. Watch the recap here. Brooklyn hosts their Manhattan rivals tomorrow night at 8 p.m.

• One day after playoff elimination, the Knicks topped the Bulls 100–89 last night. Watch the recap here.

• Mets were dominated 14–2 against the Angels yesterday. Watch the recap here. Wheeler gets the nod against the Diamondbacks tonight at 9:40 p.m.

• Yankees take the 3–2 series win against Boston last night. Watch the recap here. Tanaka looks for his second win as the Pinstripes play Chicago tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m.

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London Lennies – Crawfish Lovers….Come and Get It! Crawfest 2014 coming April 28th!! London Lennies  63-38 Woodhaven Blvd, Rego Park 718-891-8084www.londonlennies.com

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Real Estate
• Latest news  – The time to buy is now. Recent reports show Queens housing prices have jumped more than 10 percent in the last year.
• For sale – Middle Village North - Two-family brick, 22-foot-wide, six-room duplex for owner, three-room walk-in, private driveway, yard, short walk to subway, move-in condition. Asking $688,000.
Lou Pastorini

• For sale – Kew Gardens - Bright & spacious, two-bedroom, one-bathroom duplex co-op in private Parkway Village community. Excellent living/dining area, hardwood floors throughout and high,-coffered ceiling. Plenty of closet space and an attic for additional storage. Parking spaces available, pets welcomed. More views available on YouTube. Asking $185,000. 
Century 21

• Sold – Four-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 2,106-square-foot home at 30-16 69th Street in Woodside for $730,000.

Help Wanted
• Delivery person for Laundry Supplies in NY & LI, vehicle provided, clean CDL (Type C OK), Hazmat Cert. Pref. F/T M-F. Some inside work and heavy lifting. Call (718) 429-1700.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Police and EMS responded to a shooting at Beach 69th Street and Bayfield Avenue in Rockaway early Sunday morning.

• Police arrested two suspects connected to a shooting at Beach 69th Street and Beach Channel Drive in Rockaway late Friday night.

Events• Springfield Gardens - 10 a.m. - Councilman Donovan Richards, DOT and community leaders celebrate a newly installed four-way stop sign. 181st Street & 145th Drive.

• Rockaway Beach - 11 a.m. - Funeral for NYPD Officer Denis Guerra. St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 120 Beach 84th St.

• Long Island City - 7 p.m. - Screening of Passive House Revolution. Coffeed, 37-18 Northern Blvd.

• Rego Park - 7:30 p.m. - Passover Seder with Rabbi Samuel Maldenbaum. Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.

• Sunnyside - 8 p.m. - Celebrate a traditional Passover Seder. Young Israel of Sunnyside, 43-01A 46th St.

MORNING BUZZ (4/11): UPS rehires 250, Best Buy worker finds child porn & Weekend events

Morning BUZZ: In 3 minutes – top 20 news items in 20 words or less at 8 a.m. daily.

Friday, April 11

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 64 and a 70 percent chance of precipitation.

Top Stories
• NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says Russia is ready for combat.

• Republicans have renewed their fight against ObamaCare in the wake of Sebelius’ resignation.

• Who throws a shoe, anyway? Hilary Clinton was left wondering if she was speaking at the circus in Las Vegas last night.

• An ancient, papyrus, business card-sized document that mentions Jesus’ wife is verified as ancient by scientists, appears to be authentic.

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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Sun Apr 13th 10AM-1:30PM All you can eat Juice, Pancakes, Sausage, Beverage! Sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of Forest Hills. $5.00 Our Lady of Mercy Church Lower Hall 7001 Kessel Street, Forest Hills

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Queens News
• UPS has re-hired 250 workers who were fired for standing in support of a fellow employee.

• A Best Buy worker who was performing routine repairs on a customer laptop found child porn and helped bust a perv.

• A young female threw coffee at a 53-year-old woman and punched her in the face on the F train on Wednesday.

• PS 85 students’ education may be suffering due to the noise of passing trains outside the school’s windows.

Entertainment
• Barclays Center hosted an emotional Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last night.

• Nice try: Rolling Stone’s cover image of Julia Louis-Dreyfus features a flawed Constitution.

Opinion
• amNY says de Blasio needs to get real.

• New York Post’s e-board is hopeful that Cuomo’s abandonment of the Moreland Commission investigation will cause it to go federal.

Scoreboard
• After beating out the Braves last night 6-4, the Mets will battle the LA Angels at 7 p.m.tonight in California.

• Yankees continue their series against the Boston Red Sox tonight at 7:05 p.m. following a 4-1 loss yesterday.

• Nets will host the Atlanta Hawks in a 7 p.m. game tonight following a 115-111 loss to Orlando’s Magic.

• Knicks travel to Ontario tonight to face the Toronto Raptors at 7 p.m. following a 102-91 loss to Miami Heat.

• Rangers will head to Quebec tomorrow to face the Montreal Canadiens after rattling the Buffalo Sabres last night in a 2-1 win.

• Islanders will go to Jersey to face the Devils tonight at 7:30 p.m. after a 2-0 shutout against the Montreal Canadiens yesterday.

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St. Stan’s Mother’s Club & Boyscout Troop 312 Sun Apr 13th (Following 9:30 Mass) Will be hosting a Spring Flea Market & Bake Sale. 61-17 Grand Avenue, Maspeth

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Real Estate
• Latest news - Foreigners and wood-be Brooklynites are flocking to Queens and heating up the market.

• For sale – Kew Gardens - Large, one-bedroom coop, modern kitchen and bath, oak wood floors, lots of closet space, short walk to subway and LIRR. Asking $164,000. Call Lou Pastorini at (718) 326-3900.
Coldwell Banker Phillips
• For sale – Maspeth Plateau - One-bedroom condo, move-in condition, terrace, garage included, storage. Low common charges, $245/month includes heat, hot water and cooking gas. Asking $298,000. Call Lou Pastorini at (718) 326-3900.
Coldwell Banker Phillips

• Sold - Woodside – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,106 sq. ft. home at 3016 69th St. sold for $730,000

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• The art critics at the NY Times have released a gallery guide.

• The New York Philharmonic has announced the launch of its inaugural season of a new, city-wide series to explore contemporary and modern compositions.
Restaurant ABC’s 
Grade: A – Kew Gardens - Village Diner
Grade: B – Sunnyside - Ten Full
Grade: C – Flushing - Roosevelt Sports Bar

 

Events
• Glendale - 11 a.m. - Ribbon-cutting ceremony for new business. L&A Delicatessan, 79-15 Myrtle Ave.

• Flushing - 11 a.m. - Queens Library dedicates new self-serve kiosks. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

• Flushing - 1 p.m. - Elected officials recognize Linden Towers Co-Op #4 for energy savings. Management Office, 29-09 137th St.

• Kew Gardens - 5 p.m. - Korean American Family Service Center hosts anti-sexual assault rally. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Astoria - 6:30 p.m. - Queens Council on the Arts presents The Art of Ghost Dumplings. 37-11 35th Ave.

• LIC - 8 p.m. - A farewell extravaganza for the HoloCenter. Clock Tower, 29-27 41st Ave.

Weekend Events

SATURDAY
• Flushing - 8 a.m. Start - Spartan Race. Citi Field.

• Flushing - 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. - New York Cares Day. Volunteers should meet at Unisphere. Flushing Meadows Corona Park

• Woodhaven - 10 a.m. - W.O.R.K.S. Little League Parade. 92nd St. & Jamaica Ave.

• LIC - 11 a.m. - Slow Art Day. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd.

• Bayside - 11 a.m. - Doggie Boot Camp. Crocheron Park.

• Flushing - 1:30 p.m. - Northeast Queens Family Easter Egg Hunt. Bowne Park, 155th St. at Bayside Ave.

• Bayside - 8 p.m. - The New York Tenors performance. Queens Performing Arts Center at QCC, 222-05 56th Ave.

SUNDAY

• Maspeth - 9 a.m. - Spring Flea Market and Craft Fair. St. Stanislaus Kostka, 61-17 Grand Ave.

• Bayside - 2 p.m. - For the Explorer Live! The Pirate Adventure. Queens Performing Arts Center at QCC, 222-05 56th Ave.

• Flushing - 2:30 p.m. - Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Anniversary Lecture. Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave.

• LIC - 3 p.m. - Second Sundays. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd

MORNING BUZZ (4/10): Girl spat on and called a terrorist on Q88, Ridgewood pegged as new hipster haven & Thursday events

Your NYPA award-winning 3 minute daily read on the M, 7 or J train at 8 a.m. 20news items people will be talking about all day.

Thursday, April 10

Weather
• Clear skies with a high of 61.

Top Stories
• A new inspector general report says the Russian government withheld information that may have helped the FBI prevent the attack.

• Former Christie aids won’t have to turn over emails that could prove to be self-incriminating, says Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson.

• In his 100 day speech, Mayor de Blasio will discuss affordable housing, wage and benefit increases, and expansion of broadband services to NYC’s “most neglected neighborhoods.”

• A Pakistani 9-year-old charged with premeditated murder has gone into hiding.

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Family Fun Day Sat Apr 12th 11AM-2PM Bring your camera for Photos with the Bunny, games, balloon twister, face painting and more! All Activities are FREE! Rego Center 61-35 Junction Blvd & Queens Blvd, Rego Park

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Queens News
• A developmentally disabled Queens man has been missing since Monday after leaving Mount Sinai Hospital in East Harlem.

• Owning up: A new Jackson Heights cleaning cooperative puts the workers in charge.

• A 15-year-old Muslim girl was spat on and called a terrorist while ridng the Q88 bus through Kew Gardens.

Entertainment
• Dropping the Mic: Glee star Naya Rivera and Big Sean are calling off their engagement

• Scarlett Johansen shares her takeaways from a failed marriage with Ryan Reynolds.

Opinion
• Boro taxis need some fine tuning before full rollout, but the program is working, says amNY.

• The NY Times says there should be such thing as free lunch.

Scoreboard
• Mets continue their series against the Atlanta Braves away at 7:10 p.m. following a 3-4 loss last night.

• Yankees to face the Boston Red Sox at 7:10 p.m. in a home game following a 5-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles yesterday.

• Nets to face the Atlanta Hawks tomorrow night at home following a 115-111 loss against the Orlando Magic.

• Knicks will travel to Ontario to face the Toronto Raptors tomorrow night after a 102-99 loss against the Miami Heat.

• Rangers will battle the Buffalo Sabres at home tonight coming off a 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes.

• Islanders are on their way to Quebec to face the Montreal Canadiens after a 4-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

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Spring Shopping 2014 – Sat. Apr 12th 1-4PM Have your kids picture taken FREE with the Spring Bunny. Free giveaways and other activities. All Courtesy of the Woodhaven Business Improvement District. Forest Parkway and Jamaica Avenue, Woodhaven.

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Real Estate
• Latest news - Affordable rents and the arrival of a hip new Vietnamese restaurant are leading many to believe Ridgewood is the next big thing for creatives.

• For sale – Kew Gardens - Large, one-bedroom coop, modern kitchen and bath, oak wood floors, lots of closet space, short walk to subway and LIRR. Asking $164,000. Call Lou Pastorini at (718) 326-3900.
Coldwell Banker Phillips
• For sale – Maspeth Plateau - One-bedroom condo, move-in condition, terrace, garage included, storage. Low common charges, $245/month includes heat, hot water and cooking gas. Asking $298,000. Call Lou Pastorini at (718) 326-3900.
Coldwell Banker Phillips

• Sold - Woodside – A four-bedroom, 2 /12-bathroom, 4,067 sq. ft. detached two-unit home at 3016 69th St. sold for $730,000. 

Help Wanted
• Full- or part-time driver needed. Seeking responsible individual with a clean license. Call(718) 326-7234.

Family/Parenting
• Parenting in rough seas: A sailboating couple who lost control of their craft while crossing the Pacific is taking heat for bringing their infant daughters on the trip.

• Kate Middleton and Prince Harry are in the crosshairs for their forward-facing ways.

Events

• Forest Hills - 11 a.m. - Elected officials attend donation of one ton of kosher food toQueens Jewish Community Council. Stop & Shop, 89-89 Union Turnpike

• Jamaica Bay Park - 3 p.m. - New York Knicks legends team up with MillionTreesNYC to plant 1,500 trees. Point Breeze Pl. & Dunbar St.

• Jamaica - 6 p.m. - Senator Malcolm Smith holds a town hall meeting on the state budget and transportation issues. 

• Astoria - 6 p.m. - Launch party for co-working space Create NY Space. Museum of the Moving Image, 35-18 37th St.

• Forest Hills - 6 p.m. -  Learn beginners Chinese with Lin San . North Forest Park Library. 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.

• Middle Village - 7:30 p.m. - Our Lady of Hope School Drama Club presents Disney’sBeauty and the Beast. Our Lady of Hope Auditorium, 61-21 71st St.

• Glendale - 8 p.m. - 104COP/G-COP general membership meeting. St. Pancras School, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

MORNING BUZZ (4/9): UPS will to talk to Teamsters, Photo released for check thief & Wednesday events

Your 3 minute read at 8 a.m. every day. 20 top news items in 20 words + events of the day.

Wednesday, April 9

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 59.

Top Stories
• South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius broke down on the witness stand as he faces cross-examination for the killing of his girlfriend today.

• Unless they leave government buildings, Ukraine’s new interior minister vows to use force against pro-Russian protestors.

• New data shows that many doctors have been racking up millions of dollars in Medicare payouts.

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Boy Scouts Soap Box Derby Sat, Apr 12th 12:00PM 20 to 30 home made soap boxes racing and showing off.  PS 144 93-02 69th Avenue, Forest Hills.

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Queens News
• Court begins on June 2 after a federal judge rejected Sen. Malcolm Smith’s bid to delayhis fraud and bribery trial.

• A state assemblyman says his bus advertisement request to deport a Queens man suspected of Nazi war crimes were blocked.

• Police released an image of a man they say has been stealing checks from residential mailboxes in Forest Hills.

• UPS will meet with members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in response to a massive staffing cuts last month.

Entertainment
• World Wrestling star Ultimate Warrior is dead at 54.

• NBC is turning to viewers for ideas on their next sitcom series.

Opinion
• The New York Observer chimes in on Ferry problems.

• Rather than ignoring questions surrounding the release of Bishop Findlayter, amNY says de Blasio should address them.

Scoreboard
• Brooklyn completed a season sweep of the Heat with a 88-87 victory in Miami last night. The Nets head to Orlando tonight for a 7 p.m. meeting with the Magic.

• The Yankees were drubbed by the Orioles yesterday afternoon, 14-5. They have a rubber game against Baltimore tonight at 7:05 p.m. in the Bronx.

• The Mets spoiled the Braves’ home opener with a 4-0 shutout yesterday. They’ll be in Atlanta again tonight. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.

• The Islanders fell to the Ottawa Senators, 4-1. The now head to Montreal for a matchup with the Canadiens tomorrow evening.

• The Rangers topped the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1, at The Garden last night. New York will take on the Sabres in Buffalo tomorrow.

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Beauty & The Beast Wed. Apr 9th & Thurs. Apr 10th @ 7:30PM OLH Drama Club Presents “Beauty & The Beast”. $10 Adults/ $5 Students (14 & under). Our Lady of Hope 61-21 71st Street, Middle Village 718-458-3535
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Real Estate
• Latest news - Plans for a 2,500-square-foot rooftop dining space is the first of its kind proposed in Bayside.

• For sale – Kew Gardens – One-bedroom, one full-bath, 900-square-foot prewar apartment. Asking $199,777.

Crifasi Real Estate

• For sale – Jamaica – Four-bedroom, two full-bathroom, single family home. Asking $375,000.Crifasi Real Estate
• Sold - Two-bedroom, one-bath, 1,000-square-foot co-op apartment at 8375 Woodhaven Boulevard in Woodhaven for $155,000.

Employment
• Delivery Person needed - Full-time, Mon. to Fri. – Laundry supplies in NYC & LI; vehicle provided. Must have clean CDL (Type C okay). Ideal candidate is Hazmat Certified. Some inside work and heavy lifting. Call 718-429-1700

Health Awareness
• The World Health Organization says they want a concerted effort to drive down the cost of Hep C medication

• A promising new breakthrough in spinal chord surgery could help paralyzed patients. 

Events
• Bayside - Noon - Performance by Jennifer Gliere, soprano, and Steven Dahlke, baritone. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.

• Elmhurst - 2:30 - Councilman Daniel Dromm and the NYC Board of Elections  announce the reopening of polling sites. Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81st St.

• Kew Gardens - 4 p.m. - Borough President Melinda Katz hosts tax lien assistance session. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens blvd.

• St. Albans - 6 p.m. - Reading, parenting workshops and crafts at Reading ROCKS! Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center, 172-17 Linden Blvd.

• Astoria - 6 p.m. - Learn how to cultivate relationships with individual donors. Queens Council on the Arts. 37-11 35th St.

• Flushing - 7:30 p.m. - 109th Precinct Community Council Meeting. 37-05 Union St.

• Middle Village - 7:30 p.m. - Our Lady of Hope School Drama Club presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Our Lady of Hope Auditorium, 61-21 71st St.

• Hollis - 7:30 p.m. - Community Board 8 Monthly Meeting. 197-15 Hillside Ave.

• Glendale - 7:30 p.m. - Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting. 61-23 Myrtle Ave.

• Forest Hills - 7:45 p.m. - Community Board 6 Monthly Meeting. 104-01 Metropolitan Ave.

• LIC - 8 p.m. - Chocolate Factory Theater presents Forested. $15. 5-49 49th St.

• Ozone Park - 8 p.m. - 106th Precinct Community Council Meeting. 103-53 101st St.

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