Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

MORNING BUZZ (3/4): Queens Falun Gong members ask for protection, NYPD tests new program in the Rockaways & Wednesday events

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Wednesday, March 4

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow removal.

Weather
•High of 40 with a chance of rain in the morning, then clearing with rain and snow returning this evening. Expect 3-6 inches by tomorrow afternoon.

Top Stories
• Rikers prison boss suggests in memo to Corrections officers that guard who was nearly raped by an inmate brought it on herself.

• In a relentless winter, icy sidewalks and neglectful homeowners have become a dangerous mix for pedestrians.

• The state attorney general is being investigated for soliciting campaign donations from Trump’s daughter while his office was investigating The Donald.

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MHS First Annual Pancake SocialSat. Mar. 7th 9AM-12PM Come join us to support your student council and help spread the word. $3.00 Maspeth High School Cafeteria, 54-40 74th Street
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Queens News

• A man trying to fly out of JFK to the Middle East had close to $800,000 in cash hidden in toiletry boxes.

• The NYPD is testing a new community policing program in one Queens neighborhood.

• Queens members of Falun Gong have filed a lawsuit asking for protection from mob violence.

Entertainment
• Denied! Some guy named George Clooney and his wife were refused a table at an upscale NYC restaurant.

• The new Roman Polanski movie streaming on Netflix is what 50 Shades of Grey wishes it could be.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Bibi has a clear vision on the threat Iran poses to the world.

• An op-ed writer for the Times says British universities are flooded with Jihadists. He should know, he was one of them.

Trending on Twitter
• #TechTVShows
#FoodieBandNames
#DearMe
#NetanyahuSpeech
McCoy

Scoreboard
• The Islanders fell to the Stars in Dallas last night, 3-2.

• The Knicks were embarrassed by the Sacramento Kings at the Garden last night, 124-86. The team heads to Indiana to take on the Pacers tonight at 7 p.m.

• The New York Rangers travel to Detroit to take on the Red Wings. Puck drops at 8 p.m.

• The Brooklyn Nets host the Charlotte Hornets tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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Dr. Theodora Constantinescu DDS – Traditional & Cosmetic Dentistry, Braces, Root Canal & Implant Restoration. Lab on Premises! 78-12 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village 718-821-5573
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Real Estate
• Latest news – The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance released a proposal that would transform the space under subway tracks into bike paths, footpaths, green space and public areas.

• For Sale – Middle Village – A three-bedroom, four-bathroom one family house for $788,000. Lou Pastorini

• For Sale – Briarwood – A four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom detached one family home for $698,000. Lou Pastorini

• Sold – Elmhurst – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment at 74-02 43rd Avenue for $124,000.

Health Awareness
• Those who drink three cups or more of coffee daily may have cleaner arteries.

• Dr. Tom Farley, former Bloomberg New York City Health commissioner, is making it his mission to make all Americans healthier through less smoking and less sugar.

Events
Flushing – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Year of South Africa: Collection of Violet and Les Payne artwork exhibition. 405 Klapper Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Middle Village – 4 p.m. – Discover, Inspire, Grow family literacy program. Middle Village Library, 72-31 Metropolitan Ave.

Ridgewood – 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. – ShapeUp NYC: Yoga for Adults. Ridgewood Branch Library, 20-12 Madison St.

• Rosedale – 6:30 p.m. – Councilman Donovan Richards announced key developments in construction of Twin Ponds project. PS/IS 270, 233-15 Merrick Blvd.

Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Education Council District 25 monthly meeting. 30-48 Linden Place, Room 313


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March 4th, 2015 at 9:30 am

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MORNING BUZZ (3/3): Accused Bayside torturer four months pregnant, Mayor defends Sunnyside Yards plan & Tuesday events

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Tuesday, March 3

 

Weather
• PM snow showers and wintry mix to rain. High of 34 degrees.
Top Stories
• A Long Island Rail Road train struck a car on the tracks in Nassau County, leaving the driver of the car with neck and back injuries.

• The Department of Education ditches strict cell phone ban in New York City Schools.

• The NYPD says that 2015 has had 20% more murders than this time last year.
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Queens Theatre presents Centennial Casting, a charming romantic comedy about a guy who finds love in a surprising way. Fri. Mar. 6th @ 8PM, Sat. Mar. 7th@ 2PM & 8PM, Sun. Mar. 8th @ 3PM. For tickets, go to: http://queenstheatre.org Queens Theater, 14 United Nations Ave. So., Flushing Meadow Corona Park.

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Queens News
• The Bayside woman accused of helping to torture a maid is four months pregnant.

• The mayor defended his ambitious plans for the Sunnyside Yards after he was heckled at this weekend’s St. Pat’s for All Parade over the proposal.

• A young man who phoned police about the death of an older man is now the suspect and is possibly facing murder charges.

Entertainment
• Netflix is tpushing for an Oscar by purchasing the rights for global streaming service and theatrical release of Beasts of No Nation.

• Sorry Downton Abbey fans, Maggie Smith will most likely bow out of the show after season six.

Opinion
• The Post believes that LMDC, a city-state operation that hands out federal development funds after 9/11, should be shut down once and for all.

• If the Supreme Court justices gut Obamacare, it would hurt more than help says The New York Times.

Scoreboard
• The New York Rangers beat the Nashville Predators, 4-1.

• The Nets beat the Golden State Warriors, 110-108.

• The Knicks host the Sacramento Kings. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders travel to Dallas to take on the Stars. Puck drops at 8:30 p.m.

• Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen doesn’t believe Matt Harvey will get a chance to pitch 200 innings.
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Angela’s Hair Studio & Spa – Highlighting, Perms, Keratin Treatment / Massages, Facials & Makeup. Call for an appointment 718-533-8740 69-05 Queens Blvd, Woodside
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Real Estate
• Latest News - A man is trying to break Queens’ single-family real estate record by listing his Long Island City penthouse for $5.4 million.

• For Sale – Middle Village – A three-bedroom, four-bathroom one family house for $788,000. Lou Pastorini

• For Sale – Briarwood – A four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom detached one family home for $698,000. Lou Pastorini

• Sold – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at 17520 Wexford Terrace in Jamaica for $275,000.

Technology
• Ikea has unveiled furniture that will have embedded wireless charging spots for mobile devices.

• Apple and IBM joined together to create three more apps for airline customer service, retail buyers and wealth managers.

Events
• Rosedale – 10 a.m. – Councilman Donovan Richards presents $500,000 Nelson Mandela Tech Grant to local schools. P.S. 270, 233-15 Merrick Blvd.

Crown Heights – 10:30 a.m. – Chancellor Carmen Farina visits a PROSE school to make an announcement. The School of Integrated Learning, 1224 Park Place

• Long Island City – 11 a.m. – Exhibition for emerging artists. Sculpture Center, 44-19 Purves Street

• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo urges parents to take advantage of universal preK. Koo’s District Office, 135-27 38th Ave., Ste. 388

• Rockaway – 7 p.m. – Council members Donovan Richards and Eric Ulrich hold meeting with DOT on Rockaway Boulevard redesign. YMCA, 207 Beach 73rd St.

Long Island City – 8 p.m. – The Moving Beauty series showcases a variety of dances. The Secret Theatre, 4402 23rd St.

• Astoria – 8 p.m. – Brandon Collins’ monthly script reading series entitled “BC’s Live Read.” QED Astoria, 27-16 23rd Ave.


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March 4th, 2015 at 9:29 am

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MORNING BUZZ (3/2): Woman suffers burns in temple fire, Snow can’t stop St. Pat’s in Sunnyside & Monday events

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Monday, March 2

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow removal.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 40 degrees.

Top Stories
• Secretary of State John Kerry pushes to limit Iran’s nuclear power.

• A homeless man was killed in a police shooting in Los Angeles.

• Supreme Court begins hearing on Obamacare.

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Queens Chamber of Commerce/Gotham Networking Group Tues. Mar. 3rd 6-8PM. Admission is $35 and appetizers will be served. QCC members/guests register: www.queenschamber.org/events, Gotham Networking members/guests: www.gothamnetworking.com/m/events Resorts World Casino – Liberty Bar, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica.

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Queens News

• Elected officials urge Sandy victims to refile insurance claims.

• A Queens woman was hospitalized after being burned in a fire at a Hindu temple.

• Residents celebrate St. Pat’s for All, despite the inclement weather. 

Entertainment
• Leonard Nimoy, made famous on Star Trek, was laid to rest in LA yesterday.

• Weekend Box Office
Focus – $19.1 million
Kingsman: The Secret Service – $11.8 million
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – $11.2 million
Fifty Shades of Grey - $10.9 million
The Lazarus Effect – $10.6 million

Opinion
• The New York Times Editorial Board calls healthcare lawsuit “baloney.” 

• A New York Post writer examines why New York is missing out on “blue-collar boom.”

Trending on Twitter
• #OffendEveryoneIn4Words
• #SecretsAndLies
#TWDAlexandria
• Tikrit
• #TheWalkingDead

Scoreboard
• The St. John’s women fell to Xavier, 74-61, in the regualr season finale.

• The Nets host the red-hot Golden State Warriors in Brooklyn tonight. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers welcome the Nashville Predators to the Garden for a 7 p.m. contest.

• The Rangers made three trades, bringing in defenseman Keith Yandle from the Arizona Coyotes and multiple other players.

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Central Astoria Local Development Coalition 35th Anniversary Celebration Thurs. Mar 5th 6PM Join us for cocktail hour, dinner & performance by comedian Basile. Call 718-728-7820 to reserve your ticket. Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33rd Street, Astoria.

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Artistic renderings of Long Island City Condos unveiled.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op with stainless steel appliances, pool, gym, storage and parking for $558,000. Call Madeleine Realty at (718) 520-0303.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op with luxury amenities, full-service living, parking and 24-hour doorman service for $569,000. Call Madeleine Realty at(718) 520-0303.

• Sold – Five-bedroom, two-bath, 2,500-square-foot two-family home at 64-42 Cooper Avenue in Glendale for $550,000.

Events
Corona – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland in 3D. New York Hall of Sciences. 47-01 111th St.

• Kew Gardens Hills – 12:15-1:30 p.m. – Celebrate Black History and Women’s History Months with Donna Brazile. Queens College. 65-30 Kissena Boulevard.

Kew Gardens Hills – 5:30-8 p.m. – Race Matters: A Multi-cultural Perspective on the Social Construct of Race. Queens College. 65-30 Kissena Boulevard.

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


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MORNING BUZZ (2/27): Bayside couple accused of torturing housekeeper, Queens family looks to keep brother’s killer behind bars & Friday events

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Friday, February 27

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended due to the cold weather.

Weather
• Chance of light snow throughout the morning with a high of 29 degrees.

Top Stories
• In one last cruel act against his family, the cop who killed himself and his two daughters removed his surviving wife and daughter as beneficiaries on his pension.

• Investigators say a Red Hook business used the sweet, sweet smell of its cherry production to mask the smell of its illegal pot-growing enterprise.

• Someone call Preet! during a visit to Albany by Pedro Martinez, the new Assembly speaker is took credit for starting the “Who’s Your Daddy” chant in the 2009 World Series.

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Dwight “Doc” Gooden Super Star Signing! Sun. Mar 1st 9AM-4PM Raffle Give-Away, Food, Drinks & Snacks Available. $25/Autograph, $15/Inscription. Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Avenue
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Queens News

• A Bayside couple allegedly burned their housekeeper with a blowtorch because they thought she was stealing.

• A Queens truck driver is accused of rigging his bumper to avoid paying tolls.

• A Queens family is fighting to keep a fatal hit-and-run driver behind bars.

Entertainment
• Larry David paid a visit to his childhood Brooklyn home and couldn’t care less.

• A Post critic says Will Smith’s losing streak on the big screen continues with his latest, Focus.

Opinion
• The Observer says that some city elected officials are using their security detail like personal assistants.

• A Post columnist says the governor’s directive to erase any email that is three months old shows his vow of transparency is a sham.

Trending on Twitter
#TheDress
#RuinAFairyTale
Jihadi John
#EconomicSurvey
Mohammed Emwazi

Scoreboard
• The Rangers topped the Coyotes, 4-3, last night at the Garden.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Nets are in Houston to take on the Rockets. Tip-off is 8 p.m.
• The Knicks are in Detroit to take on the Pistons at 7:30 p.m.
• The St. John’s women head to Indianapolis to take on Butler at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders host the Calgary Flames at Nassau Coliseum at 7 p.m.

Saturday
• The St. John’s men host Georgetown at MSG. Tip off is at noon.
• The St. Joseph’s College men travel to Albany to take on Vaughn in the first round of the HVIAC Tournament at 4 p.m. The women’s first round game is at 8 p.m.
• The Knicks return home, hosting Toronto at the Garden at 7:30 p.m.
• The Nets stay in Texas with a road game against Dallas at 8:30 p.m.
• The Rangers are in Philadelphia for an 8 p.m. matchup with the Flyers.
• The Islanders continue their home stand, this time with a 5 p.m. matchup against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Sunday
• The St. John’s women continue their road trip, this time with a 2 p.m. contest against Xavier in Cincinnati.

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Lunar New Year @ Queens ZooSat. Feb 28th & Sun. Mar 1st 11AM-4:30PM Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt, Puppet Show, Crafts and so much more. Queens Zoo, 53-51 111st Street, Flushing Meadow Corona Park. 718-271-1500
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Real Estate
• For Sale – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op with stainless steel appliances, pool, gym, storage and parking for $558,000. Call Madeleine Realty at (718) 520-0303.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op with luxury amenities, full-service living, parking and 24-hour doorman service for $569,000. Call Madeleine Realty at(718) 520-0303.
• Sold – Five-bedroom, three-bath, 1,600-square-foot townhouse at 871 Wyckoff Avenue in Ridgewood for $580,000.

Arts and Culture/Restaurant Reviews
LIC’s M. Wells Steakhouse now serves brunch, and NY Mag says it might be the most “bonkers brunch” in the city.

Restaurant ABC’s 
Grade A – Choopan Kabab Restaurant, 43-27 Main Street – Evidence of live mice

Grade B – Red Chopstick, 136-17 41st Avenue – Cold food not held below 41 degrees, Sanitized equipment improperly stored

Grade C – Kissena Cafe, 60-04 Kissena Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of live mice, Food not protected from possible source of contamination

Events

• Astoria - 11 a.m. – Elected officials attend ribbon-cutting ceremony for new infusion center. Mount Sinai Queens, 27-15 30th Ave.

• Whitestone – 1 p.m – State Senator Tony Avella and residents show support for keeping bank branch open. Capital One Bank, 19-01 Utopia Parkway

• Flushing – 5:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts annual Lunar New Year event. Mudan Banquet Hall, 136-17 39th Ave.

Rego Park- 6 p.m.- Girls’ World featuring pen pals workshops, book club and career day. Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd.

• Jamaica- 7 p.m. WORKS Little League Registration. WORKS Little League Office, 84-01 Jamaica Ave.

• Jamaica – 7:30 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders hosts Salute to Gospel concert. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.

Weekend Events

SATURDAY
Douglaston – 10 a.m. – Tracking Winter Wildlife.  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.

• Flushing Meadows – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration. Queens Zoo

St. Albans – 11 a.m. – Elected officials host informational workshop on Social Security, wills and identity theft. Majority Baptist Church, 115-21 Farmers Blvd.

• Arverne – Noon – Urban Upbound Ribbon-Cutting Celebration. Annex of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 348 Beach 71st St.

Forest Hills – 7:30 p.m. – Piano Duo Stephanie & Saar.  Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue

SUNDAY

Maspeth – 9 a.m. – “Doc” Gooden Super Star Signing. Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Avenue

• Flushing Meadows – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration. Queens Zoo

• Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – St. Pat’s for All Parade. 43rd St. & Skillman Ave.

• Flushing – 3 p.m. – Community forum to discuss enhancements in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Queens Museum of Art


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MORNING BUZZ (2/26): Rego Park teacher admits to touching student, Dromm wants NYPD to ditch typewriters & Thursday events

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Thursday, February 26

Weather
• Cloudy in the morning with a chance of snow flurries and a high of 29.

Top Stories
• Three young Brooklyn men were arrested Wednesday morning and charged with plotting to travel to the Middle East to aid ISIS.

• The US Supreme Court indicated on Wednesday that it will side with a Muslim woman who alleges she was denied employment at retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she wears a hijab.

• Brooklyn doctor Craig Spencer, New York’s only Ebola patient to date, published an essay on Wednesday saying the media falsely accused him of putting the public at risk while he was infected.

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Bright HorizonsComing to Long Island City-Summer 2015. Helping families with children 6 wks-5 yrs of age enabling parents to go to work knowing their children are happy, safe and well cared for. Give them a call at 718-361-6414 or email licity@brighthorizons.com 42-09 28th Street, LIC www.brighthorizons.com/ql2015
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Queens News

• A former Rego Park teacher will be stripped of his teaching certificate after pleading guilty to inappropriately touching a male student.

•A Forest Hills school bus driver was arrested on Wednesday after an elderly woman he struck in December died of her injuries on Tuesday.

• Councilman Danny Dromm will introduce a bill today requiring the NYPD to switch from typewriters, which are still used to type up some police reports, to computers. 

Entertainment
• Despite a widely-panned performance the first time around, Jamie Dornan confirmed on Wednesday he’ll be back as Mr. Grey in the sequel of 50 Shades of Grey.

• Beloved (if sparsely-watched) NBC show Parks and Recreation ended its run on Tuesday night, prompting the Atlantic to ask if NBC will every put out another decent comedy again.

Opinion
• Steve Cohen argues for tuition deferment as a means of combating soaring university costs.

• The NY Post argues against mayoral control.

Scoreboard
• The woeful Knicks are stuck at 10 wins on the season after they fell to the Celtics in Boston last night, 115-94.

• The Nets lost to the Pelicans, 102-96, yesterday at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

• The Rangers host the Arizona Coyotes tonight at the Garden. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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St. Pat’s For AllSun. Mar. 1st 2PM St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Queens! Woodside and Sunnyside are home to lots of recent and older Irish immigrants, and is the stomping grounds for this parade. Starts at 43rd Street & Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside.
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Real Estate
• Latest news – Plans were unveiled of the $875 million Gotham Center project under construction in LIC.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op with stainless steel appliances, pool, gym, storage and parking for $558,000. Call Madeleine Realty at (718) 520-0303.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op with luxury amenities, full-service living, parking and 24-hour doorman service for $569,000. Call Madeleine Realty at(718) 520-0303.
• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 880-square-foot apartment at 210-50 41st Avenue in Bayside, for $229,000.

Family/Parenting
• An American expat living in Berlin makes a case for the German way of parenting in this week’s TIME. Among the advice: encourage kids to play with fire.

• The Washington Post reports on how technology has changed parenting behaviors. 

Events

•  Jackson Heights - 9 a.m. – A free resource clinic for entrepreneurs on ways to access capital. Bulova Corporate Center, 5-20 Astoria Blvd.

• Springfield Gardens – 1:30 p.m. – Ribbon-cutting for new school and event honoring Rev. Floyd Flake. Merrick Academy, 136-25 218th St.

Astoria – 5 p.m.- Breast health screening and education session. Family 

• Corona – 5:30 p.m. – State Senator Jose Peralta hosts African-American History and Heritage event. Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd.

Forest Hills – 6 p.m. –  Learn beginners Chinese with Lin San . North Forest Park Library. 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.• Long Island City – 6:30 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer hosts Black History Month event. Jacob A. Riis Settlement House, 10-25 41st Ave.

• Oakland Gardens – 6:30 p.m. – Public forum on bus service in NE Queens. Queensborough Community College Student Union, 222-05 56th Ave.

Long Island City- 6:30- The Queens Council on the Arts celebrates its 50th birthday with a casino night. Paper Factory Hotel, 37-06 36th St.

Long Island City- 7 p.m.- Love, Always, a new musical which charts love over 100 years, premieres. Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35th Ave.


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MORNING BUZZ (2/25): Kosciuszko malfunction snarls traffic, Slight derailment for Sunnyside St. Pat’s Parade & Wednesday events

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Wednesday, February 25

Alternate-side parking rules are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 36.

Top Stories
• A jury found the “American Sniper” killer guilty of his murder.

• Lawyers for disgraced former Speaker Sheldon Silver say that the charges should be dropped because Preet has a big mouth.

• The president has vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline bill.

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Duo Stephanie & Saar Sat. Feb 28th 7:30PM Musica Reginea presents this World-renowned piano duo team. Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave, Forest Hills Tickets: musicareginae.org or 718-894-2178
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Queens News

• The governor continues to take squash any hope for the mayor’s plan for Sunnyside Yards.

• A joint on the Kosciuszko Bridge popped out of position because of the cold weather, snarling traffic

• It’s an unlucky break for the Sunnyside St. Pat’s Parade, as the MTA announced the 7 train won’t be running that weekend.

Entertainment
• Kelly Osbourne may quit “Fashion Police” over Zendaya comments because, you know, the show has never crossed the line of decency before.

• ESPN suspends loudmouth Keith Olbermann over PSU Twitter feud

Opinion
• A Times columnist says that Christian conservatives have way more political influence than they deserve.

• An Observer columnist says it’s the “nostalgic” pining for the old NYC that is making the current NYC unaffordable.

Scoreboard
• The Islanders improved to 40-20-2 on the season, topping Arizona 5-1 at home.

• The Rangers edged out Calgary, 1-0.

• The Knicks are in Boston to take on the Celtics tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets head to Smoothie King Center to take on the Pelicans in New Orleans. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

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Zumba with Jessica CTuesdays 8PM For Adults…Pay as You Go! For more info, email: MsAnet42696@aol, or call 718-416-1725. A Place to Dance, 55-19 69th Street, Maspeth
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Real Estate

• Latest news – Developers are planning megaprojects that will reshape the five boroughs.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op with stainless steel appliances, pool, gym, storage and parking for $558,000. Call Madeleine Realty at (718) 520-0303.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op with luxury amenities, full-service living, parking and 24-hour doorman service for $569,000. Call Madeleine Realty at(718) 520-0303.

• Sold – Three-bedroom, three-bath, 1,894-square-foot single-family home at 186-19 Aberdeen Road in Jamaica Estates for $900,000.

Health Awareness
•  A new study claims that you should eat peanuts earlier in life, rather than avoid them, to prevent a possible allergy. http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/24/health/peanut-allergy-prevention/index.html

• Man sees his wife for the first time in a decade after he receives a bionic eye.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/man-gains-sight-with-bionic-eye/

Events
• Woodside – 10 a.m. – Community Board 2 Cabinet Meeting. 43-22 50th St.

• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Next Generation: Emerging Photographers from South Africa exhibition. Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College

• Corona – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. – The Faces of Islam Community Partnership Exhibition Program, Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

• Jackson Heights – 6 p.m. – Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz to speak at education event. PS 69, 77-02 37th Ave.

• Long Island City – 7 p.m. – Queens Civic Hacknight. Click to register. C4Q HQ, 31-00 47th Ave., Suite 1105

• Woodhaven – 7 p.m. – Queens Symphony Orchestra kicks off 2015 Salon Concert Series. All Saints Episcopal Church, 85-45 96th St.


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MORNING BUZZ (2/24): Ferreras talks Willets relocation and JH BID, Dromm calling out charter schools & Tuesday events

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 Tuesday, February 24

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow removal.
Weather
• Sunny with a high of 27 degrees.

Top Stories
 Weeks after the Brian Williams flap, VA Secretary Robert McDonald apologizes for lying about serving in special forces.

• The deadly Metro-North collision ended up costing about $3.7 million.

•  The NYPD are now using the Patrick Swayze movie Road House to teach cops how to behave in tough situations.
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LIC Brewery Crawl Now – Sun Mar 1st Celebrate 2015 NYC Beer Week! What better way to shrug off winter than with a walking craft brewery tour of neighboring Long Island City, Queens? For more information, contact justine@rockawaybrewco.com
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Queens News
• Councilman Daniel Dromm demands charter schools show how they use millions of dollars in tax money.

• A local Queens joint could be the oldest bar in the entire city.• Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras announced plans for a number of developments in her district. These include the relocation of auto shops at Willets Point and building a Business Improvement District in Jackson Heights.

Entertainment

American Horror Story star Ben Woolf passed away four days after being struck by a SUV’s side mirror.

• Former NFL player Michael Sam will join season 20 of Dancing with the Stars.

Opinion
• Mayor de Blasio’s proposal to stop suspending misbehaving students will certainly promote chaos, says the Daily News.

• The Post argues that Giuliani’s statement about Obama not loving America is simply describing the way liberals naturally are.

Scoreboard
• Bring on the popcorn! Alex Rodriguez shows up to Yankees’ camp three days early after one-year suspension.

• St. John’s defeats Xavier for the second time in 10 days, this time by a score of 58-57.

• The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Denver Nuggets, 110-82.

• The Rangers play the Calgary Flames at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders play the Arizona Coyotes at 7 p.m.• The St. Joseph’s men were invited to the 2015 USCAA National Championships, while the women’s team received a conditional bid.

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Zumba with Jessica CTuesdays 8PM For Adults…Pay as You Go! For more info, email: MsAnet42696@aol, or call 718-416-1725. A Place to Dance, 55-19 69th Street, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• Latest News – Citigroup will sell a development site that will likely be used as an apartment complex in one of the city’s new hottest neighborhoods.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op with stainless steel appliances, pool, gym, storage and parking for $558,000. Call Madeleine Realty at (718) 520-0303.
• For Sale – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op with luxury amenities, full-service living, parking and 24-hour doorman service for $569,000. Call Madeleine Realty at(718) 520-0303.

• Sold – A two-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom condo with a view at 3520 147th Street in Flushing for $480,000.

Technology
• Apple plans on spending $2 billion on greener data centers in Denmark and Ireland.

• Details on HTC’s next Android phone have been leaked, and it looks a whole lot like the M8.

Events
• Jamaica – 8:30 a.m. – NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton deliver keynote address at Black History Awards Event. Greater Allen AME Church, 110-31 Merrick Blvd.

• Corona – 9:30 .m. to 5 p.m. – Exhibition: Science Inspires Art: The Brain. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Next Generation: Emerging Photographers from South Africa exhibition. Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College

Elmhurst - 11 a.m. – Elected officials call for increasing penalties for hit-and-run drivers following latest Queens death. 76th St. & Woodside Ave.

Flushing - 2 p.m. – Chamber of Commerce launches English language program. Chamber Offices, 39-01 Main St., Suite 511

Jamaica – 5 p.m. – Drama club workshop. Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

Corona – 5:30 p.m. -Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras hosts Black History Month celebration. Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd.

• Glendale – 6 p.m. – CEC 24 Meeting. P.S. 91, 68-10 Central Ave.

Forest Hills – 6:28 p.m. – Forest Hills Asian Assoc. Lunar New Year Celebration.  Jade Eatery and Lounge, 1 Station Square.


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MORNING BUZZ (2/23): Former Queens state senator passes away, Vallone hounded over horse carriage stance & Monday events

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Monday, February 23

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow removal.

Weather
• Temperatures drop back down with a high of just 22.

Top Stories
• Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani continues his fixation on the president. And he’s boasting, as well as  claiming he has received death threats.

• Most cops say the extra three days of training in the wake of Eric Garner’s death was a “waste of time.” Part of the training instructs officers to close their eyes and take a deep breath.

• An article in the Times details how the indictment of Officer Peter Liang has drawn Chinese Americans into a charged debate.

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The Sunnyside Event Space – Your special event belongs in an ideal venue. Accommodating up to 200 guests, it’s the perfect place for your parties, meetings or networking events. To reserve your space for a Sat or Sun, please call 718-784-6173 ext. 399 or 402. 43-31 39th Street, Sunnyside
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Queens News

• A Queens father was beaten to death in LIC after apparently trying to get in a car he mistook for a livery cab.

• Welcome home! A reporter waited for Queens councilman Paul Vallone to leave a cruise liner to grill him about his horse carriage stance.

• A woman was hit and killed in a hit-and-run accident last night in Elmhurst.

• Former Queens State Senator George Onorato passed away yesterday.

Entertainment
Birdman took home best picture, while Moore and Remayne grabbed the top acting awards at last night’s Oscars. The Post counts down the 10 craziest moments from the gala.

• Weekend Box Office
Fifty Shades of Grey – $24.2 million
Kingsman: The Secret Service – $17.5 million
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – $15.5 million
McFarland, USA – $11.3 million
The Duff - $11 million

Opinion
• A Post columnist says that it’s Governor Cuomo’s meddling that is holding up improvements at LaGuardia Airport.

• The Times argues it would be wrong to abandon the No Child Left Behind act.

Scoreboard
• The Knicks lost to the Cavaliers, 101-83, yesterday at the Garden.

• The St. John’s women topped Georgetown, 75-61, yesterday in Queens.

• The Islanders were shut out by the Vancouver Canucks, 4-0.

• The Rangers topped Columbus, 4-3, at the Garden last night.

• The St. Joseph’s women took home the HVIAC title with a 74-63 win over Albany Pharmacy. Meanwhile, the men fell short in their quest for a second-straight title, losing to Berkeley, 91-82.

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Tween/Teen Hip HopTuesdays 7-8PM A fast paced dance class to fun yet appropriate hip hop music! For more info, email: MsAnet42696@aol, or call 718-416-1725. A Place to Dance, 55-19 69th Street, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• Latest news – ICYMI: The oldest surviving video footage of NYC…trust us it’s cool! (Even if the soundtrack is a little maudlin.)

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op with stainless steel appliances, pool, gym, storage and parking for $558,000. Call Madeleine Realty at (718) 520-0303

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op with luxury amenities, full-service living, parking and 24-hour doorman service for $569,000. Call Madeleine Realty at (718) 520-0303

• Sold – Three-bedroom, one-bath, 3,589-square-foot home at 165-29 Baisley Boulevard in Jamaica for $525,000.

Events
• Kew Gardens – 10:30 a.m. – Public hearing on Queens budget priorities. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Bayside – 2 p.m. – Elected officials announce community college high-tech investment program (C-CHIP). Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave.

• ElmhurstCANCELLED – Congresswoman Grace Meng host forum on the president’s executive action on immigration. Elmhurst Hospital, 79-01 Broadway

Broad Channel – 6 p.m. – Property Tax Assistance sponsored by Councilman Erich Ulrich.  VFW Post 260, 713 Shad Creek Road

• East Elmhurst - 6 p.m. – Congressman Joseph Crowley hosts Annual Black History Month Celebration. Bruno’s on the Boulevard, 88-25 Astoria Blvd.

• Arverne - 6:30 p.m. – Elected officials host community meeting on Port Ambrose LNG port. Rockaway YMCA, 207 Beach 73rd St.

Bellerose – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 13 Monthly Meeting. Bellerose Assembly of God, 240-15 Hillside Ave.


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MORNING BUZZ (2/20): Woodhaven daycare really a drug den, Rikers inmate alleges retaliation beating & Weekend events

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Friday, February 20

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended to facilitate snow removal.

Weather
• Mostly sunny and windy with a high of 19. Temperatures warm up this weekend with snow possible Saturday night and rain likely Sunday morning with a high of 44, but the cold temps return Monday.

Top Stories
• One NYPD’s idea of police reform included arming cops with breath mints and baby oil.

• A mission to reclaim Iraq’s second-largest city from Islamic militants will likely begin in April.

• A man in the UK lost his leg after he passed out drunk and his “friends” lit him on fire.

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Oak Ridge Open House – Sat. Feb 21st 10AM-1PM  Need a place for a private event to accommodate 120 people? Oak Ridge may be the perfect place for you! The Forest Park Trust, Inc. will be hosting an Open House, featuring tours, rental information, availability and planning suggestions. Guests who make a deposit (with certified bank check or money order) will receive a discount.  Oak Ridge, One Forest Park, Woodhaven

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Queens News

• A Rikers Island inmate who gave information on crooked guards alleges he was beaten by officers in retaliation.

• A Queens woman on trial for robbery wore one of the watches in question to her court hearing.

• A son turned the basement of his parent’s Woodhaven daycare into a sordid drug den.

Entertainment

• A writer for the Post predicts American Sniper will surprise everyone at the Oscars.

Two and a Half Men creator takes a final jab at Charlie Sheen in the show’s finale.

Opinion
• The Post says the mayor and schools chancellor are right to resist a push for free lunch in schools.

• An Observer columnist offers a plan to upgrade the city’s aging infrastructure, which would look pretty familiar to a time traveler from the 60s.

Scoreboard
• The Rangers fell to Vancouver, 5-4, last night at the Garden.

• The Islanders topped Nashville at home, 5-2.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Nets travel to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers. Tip-off is 10:30 p.m.
• The Knicks host the Miami Heat at the Garden at 7:30 p.m.
• The St. John’s women welcome Villanova to Carnesecca Arena in Queens for a 7 p.m. contest.
• The Rangers head to Buffalo to take on the Sabres at 7 p.m.

Saturday
• The St. John’s men host Seton Hall at Carnesecca Arena at noon.
• The St. Joseph’s College men travel to Albany to take on Vaughn in the first round of the HVIAC Tournament at 4 p.m. The women’s first round game is at 8 p.m.
• The Islanders travel to Washington to take on the Capitals at 12:30 p.m.

Sunday
• The St. John’s women continue their home stand with a game against Georgetown. Tip-off is at 2 p.m.
• The Knicks play host to the Cavaliers in a 1 p.m. afternoon match-up.
• The Islanders return home to take on the Vancouver Canucks at 6 p.m.
• The Rangers host the Columbus Blue Jackets. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.
• The championship round of the HVIAC Tournament wraps up in Albany.

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Fertile Ground Sun Feb 22nd 7PM New Works Showcase of various artists and new choreographers. Post performance wine & cheese discussion. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org. Green Space Studio, 37-24 24th Street, Long Island City.
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Real Estate
• Latest news – The Real Deal says the city’s BIDs do more than just pick up trash.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op with stainless steel appliances, pool, gym, storage and parking for $558,000. Call Madeleine Realty at (718) 520-0303

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op with luxury amenities, full-service living, parking and 24-hour doorman service for $569,000. Call Madeleine Realty at (718) 520-0303
• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 780-square-foot at 65-15 38th Avenue in Woodside for $210,000.

Arts and Culture/Restaurant Reviews
• The Village Voice serves up ten delicious ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Flushing.

• The Queens Ledger has ten ideas for celebrating the Lunar New Year.

Restaurant ABC’s- Corona
Grade A – Corona Gyro, 40-12 104th St. – Previously cooked food items not reheated to 61 degrees

Grade B – McFadden’s, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave. – Prepared and raw food contaminated, Filth flies

Grade C – Tulcingo Deli, 40-10 Junction Blvd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, shellfish not from approved source, Prepared and raw food contaminated, Sanitized equipment not property stored

Events

Jamaica Estates – 9 a.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer speaks at annual legislative breakfast. Queens Hospital Center, 82-68 164th St.

• Astoria – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Free dental care for new patients. Steinway Family Dental, 32-50 Steinway St.

• Jamaica – 7 p.m. – Four Little Girls Danceology. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-01 Jamaica Ave.

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo attends New York Northeastern Chinese Association Meeting. 46-45 Kissena Blvd.

• Long Island City – 7:30 p.m. – Irish Movie and Gaelic Short. $11. New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave.

• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Dancing Wind: Asian dance from Korean and Chinese traditions. $15. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Weekend Events

SATURDAY
• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Lunar New Year Parade. Kicks Off at Union St. & 37th Ave.

• Corona - 1:30 p.m. – Sunday to Remember: Classical music with the Quintet of the Americas and Latin music with Francisco Cantilo. Free. El Paraiso Tropical, 102-11 42nd Ave.

Flushing – 2 & 8 p.m. – The Magic of Bill Blagg. Queens Theater, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

• Flushing – 3 to 6 p.m. – Performeando 2015: Home. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

• Douglaston – 7 p.m. – Exploring the Night Sky with astronomer Mark Freilich. $15. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.

SUNDAY
• Howard Beach – Noon to 3 p.m. – Rabbit Adoption Event. Petco, 157-20 Cross Bay Blvd.

• Forest HIlls – Noon to 3 p.m. – Rabbit Adoption Event. Petco, 91-11 Metropolitan Ave.

• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Lunar New Year Sampler. Free. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Long Island City - 3 & 5 p.m. – Illegal Motion. Sculpture Center, 44-19 Purves St.

• Forest Hills Gardens – 4:30 p.m. – Con Brio Ensemble presents Mozart and Beethoven. The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave.

• Long Island City – 7 p.m. – Fertile Ground. Green Space, 37-24 24th St.


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MORNING BUZZ (2/19): Queens pol wants to ban machetes, Horse and carriage industry to march in Sunnyside parade & Thursday events

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Thursday, February 19

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for Lunar New Year.
Weather

• Windy and cold, with the the possibility of an odd snow shower.

Top Stories

• In efforts to curb terrorist group recruitment, Obama outlined a new plan to counter   “violent extremism”.

• There’s new trouble for PBA boss Patrick Lynch, as he’s criticized for using video of himself in uniform at slain cops’ funerals as part of his bid to keep his post.

• The frigid weather that turned Niagra Falls into a stunning sight of snow and ice is headed for the city.

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Take RootFeb 20 & 21 8PM Presenting an evening of work by Marcos Duran Performance Group & Barbara Mahler’s Dances. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org. Green Space Studio, 37-24 24th Street, Long Island City.
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Queens News

• A man was arrested for attacking and robbing a 78-year-old man in an Astoria convenience store early Wednesday night.

• A Queens state senator wants to make it illegal to possess a machete in New York.

• Members of the horse and carriage industry plan to march in the Sunnyside St. Pat’s for All Parade for the first time.

Entertainment

The New Yorker‘s Richard Brody released his 2015 picks for this Sunday’s Oscars ceremony.

Last Week Tonight host and rumored Daily Show anchor replacement John Oliver has signed up for two more seasons of his HBO show, fueling questions of who will replace Jon Stewart.

Opinion
• Psychiatrist Christine Montross argues against the de-institutionalization of the mentally ill.

• Bus drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians in crosswalk should be prosecuted, says Amy Cohen in the NY Daily News.

Scoreboard
• The Rangers host the Vancouver Canucks at the Garden tonight. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders welcome the Nashville Predators to Nassau Coliseum for a 7 p.m. contest.

• The Yankees took a secret second look at a young Cuban baseball phenom.

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Oak Ridge Open HouseFri. Feb 20th 4:30-7PM  Need a place for a private event to accommodate 120 people? Oak Ridge may be the perfect place for you! The Forest Park Trust, Inc. will be hosting an Open House, featuring tours, rental information, availability and planning suggestions. Guests who make a deposit (with certified bank check or money order) will receive a discount.  Oak Ridge, One Forest Park, Woodhaven

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Real Estate
• Latest news- Governor Cuomo’s former Queens mansion is on the market for $2.68 million.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op with stainless steel appliances, pool, gym, storage and parking for $558,000. Call Madeleine Realty at (718) 520-0303.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op with luxury amenities, full-service living, parking and 24-hour doorman service for $569,000. Call Madeleine Realty at (718) 520-0303.
• Sold – A three-bedroom, three-bath, 1,830-square-foot home at 209-60 111th Road in Queens Village for $275,000.

Family/Parenting
• NYMag looks into the value of standardized testing. 

•Child Protective Services have begun intervening on parents who say they are practicing “free-range parenting.” 

Events

Astoria-8:30-10 a.m.- A Jackson Lewis Workplace Labor Law Workshop, with free breakfast. Queens Chamber of Commerce, 75-20 Astoria Blvd.

Flushing – 9:30 a.m. – Councilman Peter Koo attends Lunar New Year celebration. Queens Library, 41-17 Main St.

Flushing – 11 a.m. – Councilman Peter Koo attends Lunar New Year celebration. Taiwan Center, 137-4 Northern Blvd.

Jamaica- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Job fair for candidates of all experience levels. St. Nicholas of Tolentine R.C. Church, 150-75 Goethals Ave.

• Jamaica – Noon – Lunar New Year Celebration kickoff with lion dance and Asian marketplace. Resorts World, Central Park Event Space, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Flushing- 2 p.m.- State Senator Tony Avella, local community leaders to demand that developers of Flushing Commons provide on-duty traffic control agents at the construction site. Corner of 39th Ave. and Union St.

• Flushing – 2:15 p.m. – Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Grace Meng read to Lunar New Year books to children. Queens Library, 41-17 Main St.

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

Woodside- 7 p.m.- United Forties Civic Association Meeting. St. Teresa’s Parish Church, 44th St. and 50th Ave.

• Sunnyside – 7 p.m. Book reading and signing with Atticus Lish (Preparation for the Next Life) and Akhil Sharma (Family Life). Sunnyside community Services, 43-31 39th St.

• Forest Hills – 7:30 p.m. – District Attorney Richard Brown addresses Queens Conservative Party. American Legion, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave.

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


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