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Thursday, January 19

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 51 degrees.

Top Stories
• Former president George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara Bush were both hospitalized. 

• In 2016, the Earth had its hottest year in recorded history.

• The Baseball Hall of Fame announced the induction of three new members. 

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Oak Ridge Open House Fri Jan 20th 5-8pm Sat Jan 21st 10am-1pm Do you need a place to hold a private event for up to 120 people? Make a deposit (certified check or money order) during the open house and receive a discount. For more info, please contact Nicole Gamory 718-235-4100 ext 305. Oak Ridge, Forest Parkway and Forest Park Drive, Woodhaven
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Queens News
• Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng is the latest politician to announce she’s boycotting the inauguration. 

The death of a Queens woman found decomposing and entombed in garbage bags in Ridgewood was officially ruled murder.

• A new report says Kew Gardens has the worst streets in all of New York City. 

Politics
• President Barack Obama will leave office with a 60 percent approval rating. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo has raised $4.4 million in campaign funds over the last six months, outpacing all potential 2018 challengers.

Entertainment
Will and Grace will officially return to NBC with new episodes.

• Pixar released a video revealing Easter eggs that connect all of their movies. 

Buzzing Back

• In 1993 Fleetwood Mac reunites to play at Bill Clinton’s first Inaugural gala

• In 1943 rocker Janis Joplin is born in Port Arthur, Texas

Opinion
The U.S. Senate needs to reject Scott Pruitt for the EPA, Eric Schaffer writes in the New York Times.

Queens Councilman Rory Lancman penned an op-ed for the New York Law Journal in support of raising the age to try citizens as adults in criminal court.

In the Blogs
• Big traffic changes are coming to a Ridgewood roadway. 

• Assemblyman Mike Miller is supporting a name change for Forest Park Drive. 

Trending in New York
#PCAs2017
Gambia
Russ
#Plasco
Zaza

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (19-14) topped the Celtics 117-106. They’re home for the Wizards in the second of a back-to-back with tip-off at 8 p.m.

• The Islanders (17-17-8) are hosting the Stars at 7 p.m. It’s their first game with interim head coach Doug Weight behind the bench.

• The Rangers (28-16-1) will look to end their three-game skid against the Maple Leafs in Toronto at 7:30 p.m.

• LIU Brooklyn (12-7) is taking on Wagner at home at 7 p.m.

• St. Francis (4-15) is traveling to Teaneck to take on Fairleigh Dickinson University at 7 p.m.

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Beth Sholom Open House Sun Jan 22nd 10am-12pm Door to door bus service from Forest Hills & surrounding towns. Play, Create, Learn, Communicate, Exercise & Socialize. Daily American Red Cross Swim Instruction. RSVP, get info & schedule a tour: http://bit.ly/1bj7wzz or 516 621 9257 Beth Sholom Day Camp, 401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights
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Real Estate
• A 250-key hotel is coming to Flushing. 

• For Rent – Middle Village – Freshly painted 1 bedroom, modern kitchen & bath.  Use of yard, no pets.  Asking $1550/month  Call 718-779-2252

• For Rent – Maspeth – 4 rooms, 2 bath, washer/dryer.  Asking $2100/month  Montalbano Realty  66-74 Fresh Pond Road  718-628-3638

• Sold – Rockaway – A newly renovated five-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-family home on Beach 69th Street for $499,000. Zillow.

Style & Fashion
Ralph Lauren is the front-runner to dress soon-to-be first lady Melania Trump for inauguration week.

• Men’s fashion week in Milan is finally starting to embrace diversity. 

Events
Flushing – 9 a.m. – Public meeting of the Board of Directors, Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Flushing – 11 a.m. – Queens Botanical Garden welcomes newly elected chairperson, looks ahead to 2017. Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main St.

Flushing – Noon – Assemblyman Ron Kim announces 2017 legislative agenda for small businesses. Mudan Banquet Hall, 136-17 39th Ave.

Woodside – 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Association meeting.  St. Teresa’s Parish, 50-22 44th St.

Flushing - 7:15 p.m. – Flushing Camera Club. Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45th Avenue, 5th Flr Auditorium

East Elmhurst – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting.  Louis Armstrong Middle School, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

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January 19th, 2017 at 8:11 am

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Morning Buzz: Far Rockaway residents lose power, Kew Gardens streets rated worst in the city

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Wednesday, January 18

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 45.

Top Stories
• President Obama commuted the sentences of several people, including WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning and Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera.

• A budget analysis concluded 18 million Americans would lose coverage and premiums would soar if Obamacare is repealed and not replaced.

• Former President George H. W. Bush was hospitalized over the weekend for shortness of breath, but is now in stable condition.

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Mean Streets Fri Jan 20th 7pm A breakthrough story of a wannabe gangster with more conscience than is good for business. Part of Martin Scorsese Retrospective $15 Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria
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Queens News
• A transformer exploded and knocked out power for many residents in Far Rockaway on Tuesday night.

• A new report shows Kew Gardens has the worst street conditions in the entire city.

• Passengers aboard two American Airlines flights at LaGuardia Airport were evacuated after the aircrafts clipped wings.

Politics
• The city’s housing commissioner, and a main architect of the mayor’s affordable housing program, is stepping down to return to academia.

• The State Senate passed a bill that would block the city’s 5-cent plastic bag fee. Now it heads to the Assembly.

Entertainment
• Oh, the irony. It turns out Kim Kardashian’s cameo in the upcoming “Ocean’s Eight” film will involve a jewelry heist.

• Steve Harvey sent out a Twitter apology for his insulting comments about Asian men.

Buzzing Back

• In 1990 DC Mayor Marion Barry is arrested on drug charges

• In 1892 Oliver Hardy, of Laurel & Hardy fame is born in Harlem, Georgia

Opinion
• The Daily News calls Democrats boycotting Trump’s inauguration “juvenile” and says they must admit he will be president.

• The Post advises Trump to shrug off Congressman John Lewis’s insults, citing the civil rights hero’s previous partisan comments.

In the Blogs
• Topos Book Store in Ridgewood is raising money for its quarterly online art and music publication.

• Flushing Assemblyman Ron Kim is hosting free tax prep sessions at his office again.

Trending in New York
Cabinet
Rider
Hank
#Tucker
#ScientologyTheAftermath

Scoreboard
• The Nets (8-33) extended its losing streak to 11 games with a 119-109 loss to the Raptors.

• The Rangers (28-16-1) fell to the Dallas Stars at MSG, 7-6.

• The spiraling Knicks (18-24) head to Boston to take on the Celtics at 7:30 p.m.

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Bottoms Up  Wed Jan 18th 9pm A Van Halen tribute band. Bar 360 @ Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica
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Real Estate
• A four-story, 13-unit residential building has been filed a Long Island-based LLC in Astoria.

• For Sale – Woodhaven – Large one bedroom co-op w/ office space.  Interesting layout leaves room for decorating ideas.  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Sale – Maspeth Plateau – One family brick Tudor style home w/ 3 bedrooms.  Asking $699,000  Marie Breslin  917-623-6306

• Sold – Kew Gardens – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,200-square-foot co-op at 120-10 85th Avenue for $295,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay the Justice Department $7.2 billion for misleading investors.

American Apparel has just laid off nearly all of its workers days after the company was sold.

Events
Kew Gardens - 8:30 a.m. – QEDC Women’s Power Networking Breakfast.  Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Room 200

Jackson Heights – 10:30 a.m. – Department of Consumer Affairs kicks off tax season with expansion of free tax prep. Chhaya Community Development Corp, 37-43 77th St.

Jamaica – 9 p.m. – Bottom’s Up: A Van Halen tribute.  Bar 360 @ Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

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January 19th, 2017 at 7:06 am

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Morning Buzz: Queens music teacher arrested for sexual abuse, Two coyote pups near LaGuardia have gone missing

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Tuesday, January 17

Weather
• Rainy all day with a high of 43.

Top Stories
• Federal officials arrested the wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter for not cooperating with the investigation.

• After three years, the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has ended in mystery and frustration.

• Gene Cernan, the last astronaut to walk on the moon, has passed away at age 82.

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QEDC Women’s Power Networking Breakfast: Tax Boot Camp for the Self-Employed Wed Jan 18th 8:30am Learn about IRS regulations, online filing, deductions, safe harbor rules, and the auditing process. Free food, great networking. Free! RSVP here. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Room 200 Kew Gardens
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Queens News
• A Queens music teacher at a Catholic school was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in her home.

• Firefighters put out two car fires in Woodside, including a van that was torched overnight.

• Two of the three remaining coyote pups living near LaGuardia Airport have gone missing.

Politics
• Bill de Blasio’s campaign fundraised $1 million in the last six months, much less than Republican challenger Paul Massey.

• Comptroller Scott Stringer took the mayor to task for his homeless policies in a speech during an MLK commemoration.

Entertainment
• After three years on the web, Katie Couric is ready to go back on television.

Actor Dick Gautier, who played Hymie the Robot in “Get Smart,” passed away at age 85.

Buzzing Back

• In 1966 NBC Television greenlights The Monkees

• In 1922 actress Betty White is born in Oak Park, Illinois

Opinion
• Errol Louis writes in the Daily News that the Obama presidency brought a national discussion on race, but it sounded more like a shouting match.

• The Post says despite Obama’s claim for a smooth transition, the outgoing president is laying new landmines for Trump.

In the Blogs
• An old Woodside bakery that was supposed to close is staying open.

• A new bar and restaurant called The Trestle is coming to Astoria.

Trending in New York
Rob Schneider
#First100
Chris Webber
Joey No Socks
#IvankaTrump

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (18-24) lost a heartbreaker against the Atlanta Hawks, 108-107.

• The Islanders (17-17-8) blanked the Boston Bruins, 4-0.

• St. John’s (9-11) got back on track with a 78-68 win against DePaul.

• The Nets (8-32) host the Toronto Raptors in Brooklyn. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

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Pope John, Paul George & Ringo Sat Jan 21st 7-11pm A fund raiser for the K of C Queens County Conference. $40 p/p includes food, 3 sets of live Beatles music from “Yesterday & Today”, dancing and parking. Holy Trinity Catholic Academy, 14-45 143rd St, Whitestone (718) 746-1479
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Real Estate
• An eight-story, 12-unit, mixed-use building has been filed in Flushing.

• For Lease – Retail Space Maspeth – 2675 sq/ft free stand corner property, retail/office building and basement.  Recent renovations.  Busy Grand Avenue exposure.  Asking $6700/month  O’Kane Commercial Properties  718-779-1111

• For Sale – Glendale – 942 sq/ft condo on 1st floor.  Two bedrooms, 2 bath, large LR, 8 ft windows, great sunroom, large backyard, rooftop deck & gym.  Parking included.  Asking $538,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• Sold – Corona – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,400-square-foot building at 100-15 Northern Boulevard for $1.65M. Zillow.

Technology
• The new Nintendo Switch console will go on sale for $300 in March.

• Samsung will announce next week what caused its Galaxy Note 7 to explode.

Events
Flushing – 8 a.m. – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic takes oath of office. East-West School of International Studies, 46-21 Colden St.

Astoria – 10:30 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Farina make an announcement regarding last year’s Advanced Placement exams. Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria, 23-15 Newtown Ave.

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January 19th, 2017 at 7:05 am

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Morning Buzz: Cops shoot man threatening mom with screwdriver, Animal lovers try to save Queens coyotes

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Monday, January 16
Alternate side parking is suspended for MLK day. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 44 degrees.

Top Stories
The Ringling Brothers circus is ending after a 146-year run.

• WWE Hall of Famer and former murder suspect Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka passed away at 73.

A Turkish Airlines cargo plan crashed in Kyrgyzstan killing at least 32 people.

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Gingerbread Lane House Giveaway Jan 16th 3-5pm Gingerbread houses will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring a box or bag to carry your gingerbread home. Free w/ NYSCI admission. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
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Queens News
• Cops fatally shot a man who was threatening his mother with a screwdriver in their Queens home. 

• Meet the group of animals lovers trying to save coyotes in Queens. 

A 63-year-old man died on the E train and was discovered at the last stop in Queens.

Politics
• Multiple New York City representatives are among those boycotting the inauguration after Donald Trump’s spat with civil rights icon John Lewis. 

• Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to introduce new affordable housing 421-a legislation. 

Entertainment
Donald Trump attacked SNL again after Alex Baldwin’s take on his first press conference.

Weekend Box Office
• Hidden Figures – $20 million
• La La Land – $14 million
• Sing – $13 million
• Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $13 million
• The Bye Bye Man – $13 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1919 Prohibition takes effect

• In 1974 Supermodel Kate Moss is born in Croydon, England

Opinion
Americans will miss the character and eloquence of Barack Obama, the NY Times says.

It’s time for the Vision Zero plan to attack hit-and-runs, the NY Daily News says.

In the Blogs
• Queens is well-represented on Gothamist’s ‘best bubble tea spots’ in New York City list. 

Hundreds of cats had to be quarantined in Long Island City after an avian flu outbreak.

Trending in New York
#mondaymotivation
#AustralianOpen
#MLKDay
• Kyrgyzstan
Martin Luther King Jr.

Scoreboard
• The Nets (8-32) lost to the Rockets at home, 137-112.

• The Knicks (18-23) lost to the Raptors in Toronto, 116-105. They’re right back at it today at the Garden, hosting the Hawks. Tip-off is 1 p.m.

• The Islanders (16-17-8) are in Boston for a matinee matchup with the Bruins at 1 p.m.

• St. John’s (8-11) is hosting DePaul at home. Tip-off is 4:30 p.m.

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Jim Henson: A Better World with Harry Belafonte and Friends Mon Jan 16th 1pm This program features three of Henson’s productions that illustrate his goal to leave the world a better place than how he found it. $15 Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• An LIC developer is being sued for kicking his Russian supermodel sugar baby out of a luxury Chelsea apartment.  

• For Lease – Retail Space, Maspeth – 2400 sq/ft plus full basement/ Prime Grand Avenue retail. Restaurant ready w/ 2 walk-in freezers, high visibility.  Asking $50 sq/ft   O’Kane Commercial Properties  718-779-1111

• For Sale – Jackson Heights – Beautiful 5 family on 38×100 lot.  1st floor features 3 one bedroom apts, 2nd floor has 2 two bedroom apts.  Great income potential. A Must See!  Call for more information.  718-366-6636  Carollo Real Estate

• Sold – Glendale – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse on 87th Street for $665,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• A woman was stabbed in her Queens Village home on Sunday. According to police, two men entered the home at 104-25 212th Place around 2:30 p.m. and attacked the woman. She’s expected to survive.

Events
Jamaica – 9 a.m. – Greater NY InterAlumnae Council of UNCF 27 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. awards breakfast. UNCF, 96-43 Springfield Boulevard.

Jamaica – 1 p.m. – Councilman I. Daneek Miller celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.

Corona – 3 to 5 p.m. – Gingerbread Lane House Giveaway.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street

Briarwood – 7 p.m. – Kiwanis Queens West Division Meeting.  Flagship Diner, 138-30 Queens Blvd.

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January 19th, 2017 at 7:03 am

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Morning Buzz: Dead whale washes up at LGA, Teen attacks safety officer at Queens Village school

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Friday, January 13

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 46. Expect cloudy skies on Saturday and a high of 33. Sunday warms up to 43.

Top Stories
• In an emotional tribute, President Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

• The Justice Department’s inspector general is investigating the FBI for its handling of Hillary Clinton’s email probe.

• Federal officials said the city Board of Elections broke the law by improperly purging 120,000 voters from the rolls.

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Tarzan Sat Jan 14th 6:30pm Celebrate the Magic of Disney with “Karaoke at the Movies”. The audience is encouraged to sing-a-long. Dressing up is encouraged! $5  Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave, Bayside
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Queens News
• A main burst in Corona flooded an entire city block. Water service was later restored, but workers are still fixing the roadway.

• A teenage girl at Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village allegedly attacked a school-safety officer.

• Three coyotes found near LaGuardia will have their lives spared and moved to a sanctuary upstate. Meanwhile, a dead whale washed up near the airport

Politics
• It looks like Rudy Giuliani will have a role in the Trump administration after all. He will serve as cybersecurity adviser.

• The Campaign Finance Board fined former Comptroller John Liu’s 2013 mayoral campaign $15,000 for violations.

Entertainment
• Ed Sheehan says he lost 50 pounds by cutting back on beer in his diet.

• Natalie Portman revealed that Ashton Kutcher made three times as much as her for the film “No Strings Attached.”

Buzzing Back

• In 2008, the Golden Globes are cancelled due to writers’ strike.

• In 1961, comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus is born in New York City.

Opinion
• The Post says Mayor de Blasio’s housing record is futile because it hasn’t eased homelessness of the housing crunch.

• The Times praises General James Mattis for his testimony and calls him a possible restraint in a Trump administration.

In the Blogs
• Singer and songwriter Brenda K. Starr is returning to Resorts World Casino.

• Elected officials will host an event celebrating Astoria’s diversity next Sunday at the Variety Boys & Girls Club.

Trending in New York
• Obama and Biden
Bulls
#Hannity
#GrabYourWallet
Backpage

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (18-22) beat the Chicago Bulls at home, 104-89.

• The Nets (8-30) extended their eight-game losing streak after falling to the Pelicans, 104-95.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers (28-13-1) host the Maple Leafs. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• The Nets are in Toronto for a 7:30 p.m. meeting with the Raptors.
• The Islanders (15-16-8) and Panthers skate in Miami at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• St. John’s (8-10) and the defending champion Villanova Wildcats meet at MSG at noon.
• LIU Blackbirds host the battle of Brooklyn, facing the St. Francis College Terriers in an NEC matchup at 3 p.m.
• After shocking Davidson on Wednesday, Fordham travels to take on St. Bonaventure in A10 action at 4:30 p.m. on NBCSN.
• The Islanders and Carolina Panthers meet at 7 p.m.
• The Rangers head to Montreal for a 7 p.m. contest with the Canadiens.
Sunday
• The Knicks are in Toronto to take on the Raptors at 3 p.m.
• The Nets are back in Brooklyn to host the Rockets at 6 p.m.

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Movie Night – Original Netflix documentary: 13th Fri Jan 13th 6:30 pm The history of racial inequality in the United States. Free! Register online or call 718-263-0788. Bamboo Moves, 107-40 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills
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Real Estate
• A new report says rental prices in northwestern Queens fell by 6.6 percent.

• For Sale – Bellerose: Commercial Property - Great for a 1031 exchange, low expenses, new a/c. Building is 81 ft long, 2 blocks to Cross Island Pkwy.  Can be vacant at closing.  Asking $378,000  Lou Pastorini  917-797-7567

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 14th  12-3pm – 99-35 213th Street, Queens Village.  Beautiful one family Cape on a spacious landscaped lot!  3 bedrooms, FDR, LR w/ wood burning fireplace, modern kitchen & bath.  Great backyard!  Asking $499,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 853-square-foot apartment at 37-59 61st Street in Woodside for $550,000.

Eating Out
• Edge of the City has updated its list of recommended restaurants in Forest Hills for 2017.

• Find out what Queens restaurants made Eater’s list of the hottest in the borough for the month of January.

Restaurant ABC’s – Bayside
Grade A – Chimac, 42-24 Bell Blvd. – Filth flies
Grade B – Bulgogi BBQ, 45-53 Bell Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Live roaches
Grade Pending – Tosocchon, 45-30 Bell Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Food not cooled by approved method, Sanitized equipment not properly stored

Events
Arverne – 10 a.m. – Councilman Donovan Richards and Waters Edge residents call on The Briarwood Organization to fix homes with post-construction issues. 105 Beach 61st St.

Maspeth – Noon – Elected officials will announce a new initiative to recruit and support women to run for elected office. Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.

Forest Hills – 6:30 p.m. – Movie Night: Netflix Documentary13th. Bamboo Moves, 107-40 Queens Blvd, Suite 206

Jamaica – 11:30 p.m. – Brenda K. Starr Performance w/ Meet & Greet.  Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd

Saturday
Astoria – 12 to 1:30 p.m. – Salsa for Beginners. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
Flushing – 1 p.m. – Science of Sound Workshop. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• LIC – 1 p.m. – Book Signing & Lecture with David Morrison. Free. Greater AStoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway
Bayside – 6:30 p.m. – Disney’s Tarzan. Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave.
Elmhurst - 8 p.m. – Dance the Night Away! Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Jamaica – 8 p.m. – Freestyle Take Over. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Sunday
Flushing - 2 to 4 p.m. – Tinker Lab Open House. Free. Lewis Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St.
• LIC - 2 p.m. – Opening Reception: Disarming Geometries. Free. Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 43rd Ave.
• Flushing – 4 p.m. – Dance Theatre of Harlem. Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Main St.
LIC – 5 p.m. – Act One: One Act Festival. The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St.
LIC - 5 p.m. – Forte Chamber Music Master Series. NY Presbyterian Church, 43-23 37th Ave.
Astoria - 7 to 9 p.m. – Trivia for a Cause. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

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January 19th, 2017 at 7:01 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Resorts World Casino NYC

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Thursday, January 12

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 58.

Top Stories
• Ten members of a drug ring that distributed cocaine and heroin laced with animal tranquilizers throughout Queens and Brooklyn have been indicted.

• A wheelchair-bound woman lit up a blunt on an M train and a ruckus ensued. Now social media is weighing in, of course.

• The Senate has moved one step closer to repealing Obamacare with the approval of a budget resolution.

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Science of Sound Workshop Sat Jan 14th 1pm Hands-on activities and demonstrations using basic scientific laws regarding sound to build bizarre contraptions and original musical instruments. $7 Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• A medicinal pot dispensary in Elmhurst has been cleared to make home deliveries throughout the five boroughs.

• Police are looking for a female assailant who punched a 64-year-old woman in a dispute over a seat on an E train in Jackson Heights.

• A Flushing man blocked a work crew from installing a city-mandated bioswale in front of his house, eventually forcing them to leave.

Politics
• Governor Andrew Cuomo will unveil his own plan that would let adult survivors of child abuse to sue their attackers.

• After a City Council hearing on the exorbitant price of security around Trump Tower, the president-elect and mayor have agreed to work together on the cost.

Entertainment
• Sources say disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner is still hopeful that Huma Abedin will call off their divorce.

• Selena Gomez and The Weeknd were spotted getting hot and heavy in California.

Buzzing Back

• In 2010, a massive earthquake strikes Haiti.

• In 1954, radio bad boy Howard Stern is born in Roosevelt, New York.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Donald Trump has a responsibility to fully divest from all of his companies,not just hand over the reins to his sons.

•And the New York Times writes that Trump’s first press conference was little more than made-for-TV promises.

In the Blogs
• Assembly Ed Braunstein and the Law Offices of Ann-Margaret Carrozza are sponsoring the annual “Valentines for Vets” drive.

• The LIC Partnership is expanding.

Trending in New York
#Chargers
#votearama
#TheyShouldGiveAwardsFor
#IHateWaitingFor
#DescribeYourselfin5Words

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (15-16-1) fell to the Panthers, 2-1

• The Knicks (17-21) are in Philadelphia to take on the 76ers. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

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Trivia for a Cause Sun Jan 15th 7-9pm Drink – Know Stuff – Do Good! Exciting raffle prizes. Free to play. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Curbcut is in talks with a movie theater to lease space at its new eight-story building in Sunnyside.

• For Sale – Fresh Meadows – Detached two family home on large 6000 sq/ft lot.  Separate heating/hot water systems. Close to parks, shopping & transportation.  Asking $1,300,000  Landmark International Real Estate  718-898-8300

• For Sale – Middle Village – Two family detached Colonial, 3 bedroom duplex / 2 bed.  25×100 sq/ft lot w/ garage.  Asking $749,000  Pirillo Realty Inc  718-418-9500

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 800-square-foot apartment at 74-63 220th Street in Oakland Gardens for $258,000.

Style & Fashion
• ICYMI: The best looks from the Golden Globes.

• The throwback look of 90s-era dad style is coming back into fashion.

Events
• LIC – 5:30 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks at LIC Partnership Members Celebration. Manducatis Rustica, 46-33 Vernon Blvd.

• Rego Park – 6 p.m. – DOT Queens Boulevard Safety Workshop. PS 139, 93-06 63rd Dr.

LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Act One: One Act Festival. The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St.

LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Dutch Kills Civic Association Meeting. Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-37 28th St.

• Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP Meeting. St. Pancras School, Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

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Morning Buzz: Diplomat from Astoria ogled several women on subway before grinding incident, Russia may have Trump sex tapes

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Wednesday, January 11
Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 50.

Top Stories
• Former Mets slugger Mo Vaughn is facing discrimination charges in connection an apartment bias probe.

• Steven McDonald, the NYPD officer who was left a quadriplegic after he was shot by a teen in Central Park, has died at the age of 59.

• The Fort Lauderdale shooter skipped a trip to New York City because of the tight security and a ticket to Florida was cheaper.

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Killer Joe Wed Jan 11th 9pm A tribute to Classic Rock! Bar 360, Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica
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Queens News
• A diplomat who lives in Astoria ogled several women before finally grinding against one in the subway. He was not charged because he has immunity.

• Cashless tolling officially went into effect at the Queens-Midtown Tunnel yesterday.

• Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer delivered more than 1,000 pounds of food to a Long Island City pantry.

Politics
• Donald Trump was warned by intelligence officials that Russia held potential blackmail info on him regarding perverted sex acts while in that country.

• After trashing LGA and announcing a proposal to makeover JFK, Governor Andrew Cuomo turned his attention to another major transit hub: Penn Station.

Entertainment
• Mariah Carey’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star was vandalized.

• Celebrities bid farewell to President Barack Obama after his final speech last night.
Buzzing Back

• In 1992, Paul Simon returns to South Africa with the blessing of the U.N.

• In 1755, founding father Alexander Hamilton is born in the West Indies.

Opinion
• A Post columnist says the Buzzfeed report about Trump’s alleged sexual misconduct in Russia is “fake news” at its worst.

• The Daily News says Governor Andrew Cuomo’s free college plan does little to help low-income students.

In the Blogs
• Assemblyman-elect Brian Barnwell will set up office in the same space as the incumbent he defeated

• DOT will host a Queens Boulevard safety workshop in Rego Park tomorrow night.

Trending in New York
#ObamaFarewell
#GoldenShowers
#ThisIsUs
#FallonTonight
Sasha Obama

Scoreboard
• The Nets (8-29) fell to the Hawks, 117-97.

• The Rangers (28-13-1) topped the Columbus Blue Jackets, 5-4.

• The Islanders (15-15-8) host the Florida Panthers in Brooklyn. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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Martin Scorsese Exhibition Till April 23rd The exhibition includes production material from his key films, objects from his childhood, behind-the-scenes images, and large-scale projections. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Here were the top home sales in Queens for the month of December.

• For Sale – Maspeth – Fantastic 3 bedroom apt on 73rd Place.  Asking $2000/month  Call Yvette Castro  917-324-2655  O’Kane Realty

• For Sale – Astoria – Best Location!  Huge detached 2 family, private driveway w/ 2 car garage. Close to N train, 10 mins to Manhattan.  Asking $1.399M  Dave Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 922-square-foot apartment at 80-09 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights for $530,000.

Business News
Anticipating higher profits in 2017, GM is planning a $5 billion share buyback.

• A 27-year-old CEO named to the Forbes “30 Under 30″ list gives his two best pieces of entrepreneurship advice.

Events
Flushing – 3:30 to 8 p.m. – Flushing Letter Carriers Branch 294 Blood Drive. K of C Joyce Kilmer Hall, 35-79 160th St.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – Panel discussion with artist Ohad Meromi on his new public sculpture on Jackson Avenue. SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St.

• Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Meeting. Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

Jamaica – 9 p.m. – Killer Joe: A Classic Rock tribute! Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

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Morning Buzz: Officer’s union targets Jackson Heights pol, Flushing Pre-K info session announced

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Tuesday, January 10
Alternate side parking is suspended for snow removal. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 44. Rain expected in the evening.

Top Stories
• A manhunt is now underway for a suspect who shot and killed a police sergeant in Orlando.

• Knicks guard Derrick Rose mysteriously went missing prior to the game, but a teammate says he’s safe and probably in Chicago.

• Donald Trump will name his son-in-law Jared Kushner as a senior White House adviser.

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The Times of Harvey Milk  Tues Jan 10th 7pm A true twentieth-century trailblazer, Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians. $15 Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria
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Queens News
• A new mailer by the Correction Officers union is targeting a Jackson Heights councilman for his support for shutting down Rikers Island.

• Two women were sentenced for up to five years in state prison for scamming an elderly women out of $10,000.

• A Flushing councilman and District 25 officials are hosting a multilingual information session for applying to pre-k.

Politics
• As he looks forward to 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State speech may have been directed at a national audience.

• Mayor bill de Blasio isn’t buying into the rumors of Hillary Clinton jumping into the race for City Hall.

Entertainment
• Here’s a breakdown of who went to the best Golden Globe after parties.

Kim Kardashian’s limo driver was one of 17 suspects arrested in connection to the October heist in Paris.

Buzzing Back

• In 2000, AOL-Time Warner is formed.

• In 1945, singer Rod Stewart is born in London.

Opinion
• The Daily News praises Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi’s Home Stability Support program, but wants it at a smaller-dollar scale.

• The Post condemns Hollywood actors for making “bitterly partisan jokes.”

In the Blogs
• Police are looking for three men who robbed a victim in Long Island City.

• A new Chinese calligraphy art exhibit opened up at Resorts World Casino yesterday.

Trending in New York
• Bernie Sanders
#RoyalRumble
Vince Young
Altaba
Bill Walton

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (17-21) fell to the New Orleans Pelicans at home, 110-96.

• St. John’s (8-10) was crushed by Georgetown, 83-55.

• Clemson defeated Alabama in the College Football Championship Final, 35-31.

• The Nets (8-28) look to snap their losing streak when they welcome the Atlanta Hawks. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

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Act One: One Act Festival Jan 12th – 28th A self producing competition style one-act play festival. The plays are divided into three different programs. Schedule & Tickets The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street, LIC
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Real Estate
• Plans to build a three-story, 11,300-square-foot daycare center in Fresh Meadows have been filed.

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Three family brick, 4 bedrooms on 1st floor, 2nd floor has 2 bedrooms each apt.  2 car garage, full finished basement.  Asking $1.595M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-821-5999

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Brick 6 family home.  Each apt has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, EIK, living room.  Full finished basement and backyard on 27×100 ft lot.  Asking $1.5M  Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

• Sold – Jamaica – A five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 2,000-square-foot house at 88-03 172nd Street for $915,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Apple plans to release three new iPads this year.

• On the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, see where the smart phone is headed in the future.

Events
Kew Gardens – 9:30 a.m. – City officials brief Borough Board on LinkNYC. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

LIC – 11 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Bishop Mitchell Taylor drop off 1,000 packages of food to local pantry. Bread of Life Food Pantry, 38-49 12th St.

Bayside – 12:15 p.m. – Yoga at the Castle. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.

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January 10th, 2017 at 3:28 pm

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Morning Buzz: Mystery buyer of Trump’s childhood home revealed, LIRR snow patrol train strikes car in Little Neck

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Monday, January 9
Alternate side parking is suspended for snow removal. Meters are in effect. 
Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 26 degrees.

Top Stories
New footage shows the begging seconds of Friday’s shooting rampage at a Florida airport.

• The Israeli Prime Minister think the man who plowed a truck into a group of soldiers killing four, may have been an ISIS sympathizer.

• Donald Trump dropped the 89-year-old that’s announced every presidential inauguration since 1957. 

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Dance Theatre of Harlem Sun. Jan 15th 4pm Performing a repertoire of treasured classics, bringing new life to the art form of classical ballet. $35 Kupferberg Center for the Arts @ Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing 718-793-8080
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Queens News
• Police are looking for a woman that allegedly robbed over $4,000 from a Woodhaven bank.

• An LIRR snow patrol car hit a car that skidded into a Little Neck railroad crossing. 

• The mystery buyer of Donald Trump’s childhood Queens home is a Manhattan real estate mogul.

Politics
• Queens Councilman Rory Lancman wants a public hearing on the City’s faulty snowplow tracking app.

• Actors Mark Ruffalo and Steve Buscemi will headline Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign re-election fundraiser in Manahttan this week. 

Entertainment
See all the best looks from the red carpet at last night’s Golden Globe awards. Moonlight and La La Land were the night’s big winners. 

Weekend Box Office
• Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – $21 million
• Hidden Figures – $21 million
• Sing – $19 million
• Underworld: Blood Wars – $13 million
• La La Land – $10 million
Buzzing Back

• In 2007 Steve Jobs debuts the iPhone

• In 1944, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is born in London, England

Opinion
Success with smart policing strategies should be applied to New York City Schools, the NY Post says.

• Those responsible for New York City’s safety deserve recognition, but there are still a lot of areas that need more attention, the NY Times says.

In the Blogs
• Rockaway’s ‘Pizza Nazi’ was arrested for breaking into his old restaurant with a forklift and trying to steal the oven. 

• Experimental pop group The xx are one of the first acts announced for the summer concert series at Forest Hills Stadium in 2017. 

Trending in New York
Meryl Streep
#Moonlight
Isabelle Huppert
Donald
Rocky

Scoreboard
• The Giants Super Bowl hopes ended in Green Bay, with a 38-13 loss to the Packers.

• The Nets dropped their sixth in a row in a home game against the 76ers by a 105-95 final.

• The Knicks are home for the Pelicans, with tip-off at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s is traveling to Washington D.C. to take on Georgetown at 6:30 p.m.

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Freestyle Take Over Sat Jan 14th 8pm A Dance Party featuring TKA/K7, Noel, Coro, Soave, Safire, Judy Torres, Cynthia & more! $25 Resorts World Casino, Central Park events space, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica0
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Real Estate
• See new renderings of what’s soon to be Queens’ tallest high rise. 

• For Rent – Glendale – Lovely 2 bedroom apt located on 84th Street.  Asking $1800/month  Call Yvette Castro 917-324-2655  O’Kane Realty

• For Sale – Glendale – Semi detached two family brick, full finished basement, 2 car garage, located near all.  Asking $799,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Beechhurst – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom detached home on 10th Avenue for $1.6 million. Zillow.

Events
• Forest Hills – 1:30 p.m. – Former state comptroller Alan Hevesi speaks on the politics of the Constitution. Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St.

• Kew Gardens - 5:30 p.m. – NYC DOT to brief Queens Borough Board on NYC’s street design manual. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard.

• Jackson Heights – 6:30 p.m. – Community District Education Council 30 Meeting. IS 145, 33-34 80th St.

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Morning Buzz: Local officials looking for details om Sunnyside Yards plan, Feds investigating LIRR crash

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Thursday, January 5

Weather
• Partly cloudy and colder, with a high of just 35.

Top Stories
• Cops shot an armor-clad man in Staten Island, and are still looking for a second attacker who ditched an assault rifle in the woods as he fled.

• Four people in Chicago have been arrested for torturing a special needs man on Facebook Live.

•  Federal investigators are trying to piece together why an LIRR train crashed at Atlantic Terminal, inuring more than 100. Crewman error is suspected.

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Ssing Ssing: Korean Folk Songs meet Rock Fri Jan 6th 8pm Six Korean musicians from diverse genres join creative forces in this eccentric band. $16 Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• Community leaders are still waiting on details of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to build affordable housing over a railyard in Sunnyside.

• The Elmhurst mother who was taken into custody after her one-year-old daughter was found dead has confessed to strangling her with a cord.

• A 68-year-old man told cops he “made a mistake” when he groped a 13-year-old girl on a bus in Briarwood.

Politics
• Mayor Bill de Blasio is defending donations from Conservatives to his nonprofit, like $50,000 from a developer with land near a proposed trolley route.

• The Post says the mayor’s “Soviet-style propaganda” hit a new low with an NYPD photo exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum to tout falling crime stats.

Entertainment
• Producer Tommy Mattola says his ex-wife Mariah Carey needs help.

• Kylie Jenner is already having an awful 2017 thanks to a series of social media flubs.

Buzzing Back

In 1998, Sonny Bono is killed in skiing accident.

In 1946, actress Diane Keaton is born in Los Angeles.

Opinion
• An op-ed writer for the Queens Ledger says Palestinian families should be allowed to move into Israeli settlements on disputed land.

• The Post goes after Conservatives who have suddenly embraced Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s views on the Russian hacking scandal.

In the Blogs
• The annual Lunar New Year Parade in Flushing will take place on February 4 this year.

• Detective Thomas Bell of the 104th Precinct will be honored as “Cop of the Year” at a dinner later this month.

Trending in New York
Blazers
Warriors
#BLMKidnapping
#MarijuanaFunFacts
#ShutUpTomiLahren

Scoreboard
• The struggles for the Knicks (16-19) continue, as they fall to the Bucks, 105-104.

• The Rangers (27-13-1) topped the Flyers, 5-2.

• St. John’s (8-8) fell to tenth-ranked Creighton, 85-72.

• The Nets (8-25) are in Indiana for a 7 p.m. game with the Pacers.

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Real Estate
• A man bought an apartment in Queens and discovered a mosaic of a bikini-clad Mandy Moore in the shower.

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Three family brick, 4 bedroom apt on 1st flr, 2nd flr has 2 bedrooms each apt. Full finished basement, 2 car garage, 2 blocks to DeKalb L train.  Asking $1.789M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-782-4411

• For Sale – Middle Village – Two family brick has two 6 room apts and a 4 room walk-in.  Full basement, private driveway, terrace.  Close to Juniper Park.  Asking $1.388M  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,130-square-foot apartment at 10-63 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City for $1.4 million.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s seven predictions for fashion trends that will shape 2017.

• Actor John Malkovich launched his own luxury collection of men’s ready-to-wear clothing line this week. Browse the clothes.

Events
• Flushing - 10 a.m. – Kick-off event for 2017 Season. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Flushing – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Mets Winter Blood Drive. Citi Field, Foxwoods Club

• Astoria – Noon – City officials make announcement about city’s new college savings program. PS 171, 14-14 29th Ave.

• Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 2 Meeting. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.

South Richmond Hill – 9 p.m. – Assemblyman David Weprin and Mayor de Blasio meet with constituents. Gurdwara Sikh Cultural Society, 95-30 118th St.

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