Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Defense claims juror misconduct in Vetrano case, St. John’s to hire new coach

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Friday, April 19
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Good Friday.
Parking meters are in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with light rain in the afternoon. High of 68. Rainy and windy on Saturday with a high of 62 degrees. Partly cloudy and a high of 64 on Sunday.

Top Stories
• The Mueller report revealed Trump’s efforts to control the Russia probe and the dysfunction that ensued.

• A shootout in Washington Heights left a police officer wounded and the suspect dead.

• MTA fare hikes, including increases to weekly and monthly passes, go into effect this weekend.

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Easter Festival  Sat Apr 20th 11am-3pm Enjoy an afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, cotton candy, popcorn, music, and a nature educator. This event is free and features an egg hunt, complete with giveaways. Juniper Valley Park, 80th St. & Juniper Blvd. North, Middle Village.
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Queens News
• Attorneys for Karina Vetrano’s convicted killer claimed that four jurors committed misconduct.

• A U.S. Customs officer stole $100 bills while searching passenger handbagsat JFK Airport, according to the feds.

• Police are looking for a would-be robber who opened fire at a Sunnyside pharmacy.

Politics
• See what New York City lawmakers are saying about the redacted Mueller report.

• The City Council passed a package of bills to combat climate change.

Entertainment
• Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” series has been renewed at Fox.

• HBO is planning a docuseries on the alleged sex cult NXIVM.

Buzzing Back

• In 1989, the Central Park jogger attack shocks NYC.

• In 1979, actress Kate Hudson was born in Los Angeles. She became best known for playing “Penny Lane” in this 2000 film.

Opinion
• The Times says the Mueller report reveals a pattern of deceit and dysfunction, but it’s up to Congress to decide what happens next.

• The Post says with so many exceptions, congestion pricing won’t ease trafficor fix the subways.

In the Blogs
• The new waterfront development at 10 Halletts Point will have a new muralwith an important message.

• Take a walking tour of Flushing Creek this weekend with a local artist.

Trending in New York
#ImpeachTrump
Jared Dudley
#DragRace
#maddow
Greg Monroe

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (8-10) fell to the Kansas City Royals, 6-1.

• The Nets were crushed by the Sixers, 131-115, falling behind 2-1 in the series.

• The Islanders await the winner of the Washington-Carolina series for the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

St. John’s is on the verge of hiring Mike Anderson to replace Chris Mullins as their new head coach.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees continue their four-game series in Kansas City. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.
• The Mets kick off a three-game road series against the St. Louis Cardinals at 8:15 p.m.
Saturday
• The Bronx Bombers face the Royals on the road at 1:05 p.m.
• The Amazins’ take on the Cardinals at 2:15 p.m.
• The Nets host the Philadelphia 76ers for Game 4 of the playoffs at 3 p.m.
Sunday
• The Yankees wrap up their series in Kansas City with a 1:05 p.m. matinee.
• The Mets finish their three-game set in St. Louis. First pitch is at 2:15 p.m.

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Brunch with the Easter Bunny  Sat Apr 20th &Sun Apr 21st  10am-2pm Join us for a delicious and relaxing celebration featuring our brunch specialties, mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and more! Make your reservations now – call 718-672-9696. O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Dr., Maspeth.
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Real Estate
• Here’s everything you need to know about the new Opportunity Zones rules released by the federal government.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 20th 11:30am-1pm  61-56 62nd Avenue, Middle Village – One family home bar M train.  3 BRs, 1.5 bath, modern kitchen, yard w/ pool.  $779,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-821-5999

• For Rent – Glendale – 3 BR apt offers LR, DR, kitchen w/ granite counter tops, 1 full bath.  Carpet flooring throughout. $2,100/month. Carollo Realty & Mgmnt 718-366-6636. ID # 1343607

• Sold – Middle Village – A four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,651-square-foot house at 64-38 84th Street for $836,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The owner of LIC’s John Brown Smokehouse has opened a new Texas-styled barbecue joint called Mothership Meat Company.

• Homemade Taqueria in Corona is the perfect place to find three for $5 al pastor tacos.

Restaurant ABC’s – Maspeth
Grade A – The Maspeth Pizza House, 55-60 60th St. – Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Rosa’s Pizza, 55-26 69th St. – Ho food not held above 140 degrees, Filth flies, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade C – El Diez, 53-76 65th Pl. – Hot foot not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food not cooled by approved method, Evidence of mice, Live roaches.

Events
Flushing – 1 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo, U.S. Small Business Administration host Asian American Pacific Islander town hall meeting. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

Saturday
Sunnyside – 8 to 11 a.m. – 2019 LIC YMCA Bunny Fun Run & Easter Egg Hunt.  Corporal Lance P. Noonan Park, 43rd Street & 47th Avenue
Maspeth - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Brunch with the Easter Bunny.  O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Drive
Corona – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Spring Eggstravaganza.  Queens Zoo, 53-31 111th Street
Flushing – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 15th Annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival. Pavilion & Astral Fountain, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Barnyard Egg Hunt. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Middle Village – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Easter Festival.  Juniper Valley Park, 80th St & Juniper Blvd North – CANCELED
Fresh Meadows – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Earth Day Crafts & Games.  Redwood Playground, Cunningham Park
• Astoria - 2 p.m. – See it Big! Action Series: The Adventures of Robin Hood. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Astoria – 4 p.m. – See it Big! Action Series: Anne of the Indies. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Astoria – 7 p.m. – See it Big! Action Series: Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Corona - 5 p.m. to Midnight – Queens International Night Market Sneak Preview #1.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th  Street
Maspeth – 5 p.m. – Autism Family Dance.  Moose Lodge, 72-15 Grand Avenue
Astoria – 7 p.m. – See it Big! Action Series: Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Flushing – 8 p.m. – Global Mashup #4: Bluegrass Meets Cuba.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd
Whitestone – 9 p.m. – Rewind perform (Classic Rock).  The BLVD, 19-11 Francis Lewis Blvd,
Sunday
Corona – 8 a.m. – 4th Annual Queens Marathon.  Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Woodside – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Sunnyside/Woodside Lion Kiwanis Festival.  Greenpoint Ave btwn 42nd & 48th Streets
Maspeth – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Brunch with the Easter Bunny.  O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Drive
Corona - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Spring Eggstravaganza.  Queens Zoo, 53-31 111th Street
Forest Hills – 10:30 a.m. to Noon – Ascension Church’s EasterFest Celebration.  PS 101, 2 Russell Place
Corona – 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Little Makers: Sink and Float.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
Flushing – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Queens Park of the Month: Kissena Park.  Rose & Oak Avenues
Forest Hills – 1 to 3 p.m. – EasterFest.  MacDonald Park, 70th Avenue & Queens Blvd.
Astoria – 2:30 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Seven Samuri. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – See it Big! Action Series: Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

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April 19th, 2019 at 9:15 am

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Morning Buzz: Sentencing delayed for man convicted of killing Howard Beach jogger, Francis Lewis ROTC kids face criminal hazing charges

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Thursday, April 18
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Holy Thursday. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with occasional showers and a high of 57.

Top Stories
• A New Jersey man was arrested after he walked into St. Patrick’s Cathedral with four cans of gasoline and a lighter.

• Judith Clark, the getaway driver in a armored car robbery that killed one security guard and two Nyack police officers, was granted parole.

• Michael Jackson’s two kids are quietly investigating the two men who accuse their father of sexual abuse in the Netflix documentary Leaving Neverland.

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15th Annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival  Sat Apr 20th 11am-1pm Live drum performances, Japanese folk dance, and tea ceremony. Pavillon & Astral Fountain in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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Queens News
• A seven-year-old boy was killed in Far Rockaway after he stepped off his school bus and was hit by a church van sent to pick him up.

• Two Queens teens face criminal charges over a violent sexual hazing ritual associated with Francis Lewis High School’s award-winning ROTC program.

• The sentencing of a man convicted of killing Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano has been suspended amid allegations of juror misconduct.

Politics
• Here’s six things to look for when the redacted Mueller report becomes public today.

• An advocacy group says Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mixed message to President Donald Trump is sowing fear among immigrants.

Entertainment
• A “Jeopardy” contestant broke his own single-day cash winnings record, taking home over $130,000 in a single episode.

• Here is the full lineup for this year’s Summer Concert Series at Forest HillsStadium.

Buzzing Back

• In 2012, the host of “American Bandstand” and “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” Dick Clark dies at 82.

• In 1962, ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is born in Dallas. Meet his family of “characters” here.

Opinion
• A real estate expert writes in the Queens Ledger that Amazon’s decision to pull out of HQ2 won’t stymie development in Long Island City.

• And a local historian writes in This is Queensborough magazine that Amazon put the spotlight on all that Long Island City has to offer.

In the Blogs
• Community Board 9 will hold a public hearing on the proposed jail in Kew Gardens on April 24.

• Kinship Coffee on Broadway in Astoria will have a soft opening today.

Trending in New York
#bucciovertimechallenge
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Harden
Rockets
#RHONY

Scoreboard
• The Mets lost to the Phillies, 3-2. New York (10-8) are off tonight before starting a weekend series in St. Louis.

• The Yankees competed an April sweep of the BoSox, 5-3. The Bombers (8-9) begin a four-game home series with Kansas City. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m.

• The Nets host Philadelphia for Game 3 of their first-round playoff series at 8 p.m. The series is tied, 1-1.

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Queens International Night Market Sneak Preview #1  Sat Apr 20th  5pm-12am  Delicacies from around the world as well as handmade merchandise. Tickets Required  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St, Corona
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Real Estate
• The Noguchi Museum is planning a major expansion in Long Island City.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 20th 1:30-3pm 63-12 53rd Drive, Maspeth - Semi Detached one family corner property w/ 3 BRs, 1 full bath, finished basement, 1 car garage, pvt driveway. $799,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• For Sale – Forest Hills – 1 BR co-op offer full-service onsite management, 24-hr doorman, gym, bike and storage rooms, valet/garage parking, outdoor swimming pool. Close to all. $369,000 Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• Sold – Six-bedroom, three-bath, 2,967-square-foot one-family home at 117-55 122nd Place in South Ozone Park for $855,000.

Style & Fashion
• How should you dress if you’re pregnant? Fashion icon Anna Wintour has some thoughts on that.

From radiant yellow to envy-inducing green, here’s the best spring color trends of 2019.

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

East Elmhurst – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting. Louis Armstrong MS, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

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April 18th, 2019 at 9:09 am

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Morning Buzz: Queens residents protest plans to build a jail on Queens Blvd, Apply to be Queens poet laureate

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Wednesday, April 17

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 60 degrees.

Top Stories
• Martha Stewart’s empire of home and lifestyle brands has been sold to Marquee Brands for $215 million.

• France’s three wealthiest families are spearheading a fundraising drive to rebuild Notre Dame that has topped $700 million.

• A cold-blooded gunman walked up to a teenager in Crown Heights and fatally shot him in front of his home.

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Housing Workshop  Wed Apr 17th  6pm  Rent stabilization & rent controlled laws, essential services, leases, repairs, eviction, and more.  Call to RSVP 718-204-1056 Central Astoria LDC, 25-69 38th Street, Astoria
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Queens News
• Queens residents can apply to be the borough’s next poet laureate.

• Hundreds of Queens residents gathered on the steps of Borough Hall to protest city plans to build a jail on Queens Boulevard.

• A Long Island City school serving students on the autism spectrum has opened its new sensory playground.

Politics
• State Senator Andrew Gounardes announced a bill that would allow Brooklynites to have the same discount on commuting over the Verrazzano Bridge as their Staten Island neighbors.

• A federal district judge wants to review the Justice Department’s redactions on Robert Mueller’s report for himself once it’s made public.

Entertainment
• There’s a lot you need to know about the second season of HBO’s “Big Little Lies.”

“Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington admitted to wearing high heels and nearly 50 pounds of costume to play Jon Snow.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971 this song by Three Dog Night hit the top of the charts and became the best selling song of the year.

• In 1972 movie actress Jennifer Garneris born in Houston, TX.  She gained recognition for her performance in this 2001 spy-action thriller

Opinion
• The Washington Post fears Hong Kong’s new extradition laws will give China free rein to pursue journalists and activists in Hong Kong.

• USA Today examines how the Trump administration seeks to dim the energy-efficient regulation for light bulbs that has sparked a market revolution.

In the Blogs
• Find out where to celebrate Easter in Astoria and Long Island City.

• The open-air food and art bazaar Queens Night Market will return on April 20.

Trending in New York
#BeyonceHomecoming
Westbrook
Dame
Tampa Bay
Joker

Scoreboard
• In the hunt for the Stanley Cup, the Islanders completed a first-round sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins, winning 4-1.

• The Mets (10-7) fell to the Philadelphia Phillies, 14-3.

• The Yankees (7-9) beat the Boston Red Sox, 8-0.

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Indigo Shibori  Wed Apr 17th  6-8pm Learn about natural plant-based dyes, indigo vat preparation, and design techniques while sipping on cocktails.  $30-$40   Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing.
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Real Estate
• Make the Road New York discusses building a true home for the community in Queens.

• For Sale – 18-20  Gates Avenue, Ridgewood – Two residential units offer 3 BRs, 2 bth each, 2 car garage, warehouse.  Great development opportunity for warehouse/workshop space.  R6B zoning with ability to build 4,135 s/f.  $1,950,000. Tri-Boro Terrace Realty 718-721-9900

• For Rent – 73-20 Austin Street, #6J, Forest Hills – Beautifully renovated 2 BR, 1 bath, top of the line appliances, new hardwood floors, pet friendly, close to all.  $3,500/month. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• Sold – Howard Beach – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 151-20 88th St. for $178,000. Zillow

Business News
• Costco was much different when it opened in 1983 with an annual membership of $25.

• Nearly 6,000 stores across America have closed so far this year, already more than all of last year.

Events
LIC – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – MetroPlus Gold Open Enrollment.  28th Street btwn Queens Blvd So. & 42nd Road

Flushing – 10 a.m. – State Senators John Liu and Toby Ann Stavisky, CUNY faculty and staff hold a public hearing on the future of CUNY. Queens College campus, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

College Point - 11 a.m. – Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill will preside over the swearing-in ceremony for new police recruits entering the Police Academy. Police Academy, 130-30 28 Ave.

Flushing – 11 a.m. – Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Bay Terrace – 12 p.m .-  Liu speaks at the Queens Chamber of Commerce luncheon for small business owners. Ben’s Deli, 211-37 26th Ave.

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

Jackson Heights – 7 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts the Jackson Heights-Elmhurst Town Hall. Elmhurst Hospital Center, 79-01 Broadway, Elmhurst Auditorium, Room A1-22

Flushing - 6 to 8 p.m. – Evening Cocktail & Craft: Indigo Shibori.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street

• Kew Gardens – 6 p.m. – The Hate Crime Forum co-hosted by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. 120-55 Queens Boulevard

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April 17th, 2019 at 8:56 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by John Renda

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Tuesday, April 16

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 64 degrees.

Top Stories
• Firefighters extinguished the massive fire that charred Notre Dame after 12 hours as the iconic organ was left intact.

• A New Jersey woman faces four years in prison for collecting $400,000 in a GoFundMe scam after a photo of her and a homeless man went viral.

• The man who is accused of throwing a five-year-old over a balcony at the Mall of America will be charged with attempted murder.

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2019 LIC YMCA Bunny Fun Run & Easter Egg Hunt   Sat Apr 20th 8-11am  Fun for the whole family celebrating spring and our great community. $5-$20 Corporal Lance P. Noonan Park, 43rd St. & 47th Ave., Sunnyside.
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Queens News
• Detectives are looking for a suspect who fatally shot a 78-year-old man.

• Seven residents of the Ravenswood Houses in Long Island City have been arrested for trafficking cocaine and heroine.

• A Bayside motorcyclist has died after losing control of his bike and crashing into a parked car on Utopia Parkway.

Politics
• Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld has officially announced his 2020 presidential bid, making him the first Republican to challenge Trump.

• Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris have collected the most campaign money out of the current 16 Democratic potentials for the 2020 presidential bid.

Entertainment
• Georgia Engel, the Emmy-nominated actress best know for her role on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” has died at age 70.

Sandra Oh, Rachel Maddow, Patricia Arquette and Leah Remini are just some of the honorees who will be recognized at the 44th annual Gracie Awards.

Buzzing Back

• In 1943, the hallucinogenic effects of LSD were discovered.

• In 1972, singer Selena is born in Lake Jackson, Texas. In 1995, her fan club president killed her after being fired for embezzlement.

Opinion
• The Times says tracing people without their knowledge is easy after they built a legal facial recognition machine for $60.

• The Post says Bernie Sanders is cool with capitalism for himself and not others after the release of his tax returns show he is a millionaire.

In the Blogs
• Check out a preview of The Social, a new bar coming to 30th Avenue in Astoria that has plenty of Instagrammable areas.

• With Easter quickly approaching, hop over to Aigner Chocolates for exclusive Easter chocolates, including various chocolate bunnies and eggs.

Trending in New York
Clippers 
Warriors 
#NotreDameCathedralFire
#TuesdayThoughts
Lou Williams

Scoreboard
• The Nets fell to the Philadelphia 76ers, 145-123, evening their playoff series at one game each.

• The Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-6. The Mets (10-6) are in Philadelphia again tonight for a 7:05 p.m. tilt.

• The Yankees (6-9) start a two-game series with the Red Sox in the Bronx. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m.

• The Islanders look to sweep the Penguins in Pittsburgh in the first round of the NHL playoffs. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

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Barnyard Egg Hunt  Sat Apr 20th 11am-3pm  Bring your baskets to the most celebrated egg hunt in Queens! $10 Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park
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Real Estate
• Long Island City, Astoria and Flushing experienced a rise in condo and apartment prices in early 2019 as development continues.

• For Sale – 77-14 86th Street, Glendale - Semi detached two family brick features two generous 1BR apts plus full finished basement w/ bath.  Detached 2 car garage. $768,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – 59-23 59th Road, Maspeth – Detached one family home features 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, finished attic & basement, large deck, detached garage. $769,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – Jamaica – A 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 7,000-square-foot multi-family home located at 86-07 Parsons Blvd. sold for $850,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Google has released their latest Gmail feature, which allows you to schedule emails up to 49 years in advance.

• Amazon is reportedly set to launch an ad-supported free music streaming tier but little details are known about the service.

Events
Kew Gardens – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Borough Cabinet Meeting. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Rockaway Beach – 2 or 4 p.m. – OSHA 30-Hour Training Information Session. Queens Library, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting. Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.

• LIC – 6:30 p.m. – CB2 meeting regarding Street Seats for 43-30 12th Street. The Local, 13-02 44th Dr.

LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Spring Benefit: Lucky Draw 2019. Sculpture Center, 44-19 Purves St.

Astoria – 9 to 10:30 p.m. – Tyrannosaurus Comedy Show. RaR Bar, 30-01 35th Ave.

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April 16th, 2019 at 9:24 am

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Morning Buzz: Tiger Woods wins fifth Masters, Motorcyclist fatally crashes after popping a wheelie

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Monday, April 15

Weather
• Mostly cloudy and windy with a high of 63 degrees.

Top Stories
• A Fordham University student has died from her injuries after falling 40 feet from the campus’s landmark clock tower.

• A small plane with three passengers made an emergency landing on a residential block on Long Island.

• After a decade without winning a major title, Tiger Woods emerged victorious to win his fifth Masters at Augusta National.

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Spring Benefit: Lucky Draw 2019  Tues Apr 16th 7:30pm A one-of-a-kind art raffle that guarantees that each and every ticket holder goes home with a work of art! For more info, call 718-361-7150 or email [email protected]center.org. Tickets. Sculpture Center, 44-19 Purves St., LIC.
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Queens News
• A Bayside motorcyclist died after losing control while popping a wheelie and launching into another car.

• Annoyed residents say this stretch of road in Richmond Hill has become a drag racer’s dream.

• Kew Gardens residents protested the mayor’s plan to build a new jail in the neighborhood.

Politics
• Nancy Pelosi threw shade at Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez in an interview by saying her progressive wing “is like five people.”

• Pete Buttigieg formally kicked off his presidential run, while Cory Booker launched his campaign in Newark.

Entertainment
• The last season of “Game of Thrones” kicked off with some emotional reunions.

Weekend Box Office
Shazam!: $25 million
Little: $15.5 million
Hellboy (2019): $12 million
Pet Sematary (2019): $10 million
Dumbo (2019): $9 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2013, three people were killed and hundreds injured in the Boston Marathon bombing.

• In 1990, actress Emma Watson was born in Paris. She rose to fame while playing this character in the Harry Potter film series.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the City Council is taking the wrong approach to making buildings more environmentally efficient.

• The Post says state lawmakers are looking to make the housing market even worse.

In the Blogs
• A real estate agent with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s in Astoria talked about what inspired her career.

• A Queens assemblyman is hosting a workshop on how to open a child care business later this week.

Trending in New York
Bran
Arya
Sansa
Cersei
Jaime

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (6-9) lost their series finale to the Chicago White Sox, 5-2.

• The Mets (9-6) fell to the Atlanta Braves, 7-3. They head to Philadelphia to face the Phillies at 7:05 p.m.

• The Islanders take a commanding 3-0 series lead after topping the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1.

• The Nets take on the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 2 on the road at 8 p.m.

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4th Annual Queens Marathon  Sun Apr 21st 8am The official qualifier race for the 2020 Boston Marathon. All proceeds from the marathon go to our growing nonprofit allowing us to stage more training opportunities for our “The Kids of Queens” program. Register here. Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
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Real Estate
• A partial stop work order has been issued at a 30-unit mixed-use development in the Queens Plaza area.

• For Sale – Whitestone – Beautiful one family home on 25×100 lot features 3 BRs, 2 bath, brand new roof.  $949,000. Tri-Boro Terrace Realty 718-721-9900

• For Sale - 2540 Bay Shore Road, Greenport - Beautiful Long Island home on 3/4 acre features large LR, DR, EIK, 3 BRs on 1st flr, 2nd flr has a family room, BR & bath.  2 car garage, water view.  $899,000  O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – Jamaica Hills – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 7,000-square-foot house at 86-07 Parson Boulevard for $850,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On early Saturday morning, police responded to a 911 call at the corner of National Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Corona. Police found 26-year-old Juan Flores with a gunshot wound to the chest. Flores was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An investigation is ongoing.

• Also on Saturday morning, cops responded to a ShotSpotter activation at 108-36 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica. Police found a 48-year-old man sitting in the passenger’s seat of a black Nissan Maxima with gunshot wounds to his arm and torso. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital and pronounced dead.

Events
Rockaway Beach – 9 a.m. – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato, State Senator Joseph Addabbo announce expansion of resident rebate program at Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge to all Queens residents. Bungalow Bar, 377 Beach 92nd St.

Flushing – 11 a.m. – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky to announce funding for Holocaust survivor services. 137-47 45th Ave.

Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – MTA Transit presents Queens bus network redesign to Queens Borough Board. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Flushing – 6:30 p.m. – Free Community Concert: Chinese Traditional Music Performed by Melody of Dragons. Queens Library, 41-17 Main St.

Jackson Heights – 7 p.m. – Emergency Travers Park Town Hall. Jewish Center of Jackson Heights, 37-06 77th St.

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Morning Buzz: Rockaway bridge to be free for Queens residents, Parents rally against SHSAT reforms

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Friday, April 12

Weather
• Cloudy with rain in the evening. High of 62. Saturday is cloudy with a high of 74 degrees. Expect thunderstorms on Sunday and a high of 62 degrees.

Top Stories
• In a challenge to Netflix, Disney+ will be released in November and will cost $6.99 per month.

• Mayor de Blasio signed an executive order to ban city agencies from buying single-use plastics.

• A Bronx man has been found guilty of scrawling a racist slur on the African Burial Ground monument.

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Celebrate Spring: Family Fun Day Sat Apr 13th 11am-2pm Photos with the Easter Bunny, strolling characters, entertainment, balloon animals, bounce house, face painting & more. Don’t forget your camera! Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd, Rego Park.
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Queens News
• The resident rebate program for the Cross Bay Bridge will expand to all Queens residents by spring 2020.

• Angry parents rallied against the mayor’s proposal to change the admissions criteria for the specialized high schools at a forum at Borough Hall.

• An off-duty police officer died after he crashed his motorcycle on the Belt Parkway on his way to work.

Politics
• Herman Cain reportedly plans to turn down a spot on the Federal Reserveboard.

• A shouting match during a closed-door meeting illustrates a growing riftbetween Democrats in the State Senate.

Entertainment
Wendy Williams has filed for divorce from her husband Kevin Hunter.

• Catch up on what’s happening on “Game of Thrones” before the eighth season premieres.

Buzzing Back

• In 1914, the first “movie palace,” the Mark Strand Theatre, opens to the public in New York City.

• In 1948, folk singer/songwriter James Taylor was born in Boston. In 1970, he released his first album, which went triple-platinum.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Julian Assange must face justice for his alleged hacks in 2010 and 2016.

• The Post gives the City Council kudos for proposing to cut ThriveNYC’s budget by 20 percent.

In the Blogs
• LaGuardia Community College will host a Black Lives Matter summit featuring Shaun King and Talib Kweli.

Queens Botanical Garden and Resorts World Casino have teamed up for a new photography exhibit.

Trending in New York
Loki
#DragRace
#ALLCAPS
#DoubleShotAtLove
Clintons

Scoreboard
• The Mets (8-4) topped the Atlanta Braves, 6-3.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Islanders host the Pittsburgh Penguins for Game 2. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.
• The Yankees (5-7) welcome the Chicago White Sox to the Bronx at 7:05 p.m.
• The Mets are in Atlanta to play the Braves at 7:20 p.m.
Saturday
• The Nets head to Philadelphia for Game 1 of their playoff series against the Sixers. Tip-off is at 2:30 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers face the White Sox in the Bronx at 1:05 p.m.
• The Amazins’ face off with the Atlanta Braves at 7:20 p.m.
Sunday
• The Islanders head to Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins for Game 3 at noon.
• The Yankees wrap up their series with the White Sox. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.
• The Mets cap off their Atlanta Braves series at 7:08 p.m.

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Kew Gardens Craft Fair & Flea Market Sat Sat Apr 13th  9am-5pm Fab vendors selling some unique and one-of-a-kind items! Animal rescue adoptions from 12-4pm. All Vendor fees benefit Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Pediatric Dept. LIRR North Parking Lot, 82-60 Austin St., Kew Gardens.
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Real Estate
• JDS Development Group has sold their luxury Far Rockaway beachfront complex for $33 million.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 14th 12-2pm  60-70 Woodhaven Blvd, Unit 6B, Middle Village – Renovated 3 BR, 2 bath condo w/ hardwood floors, kitchen w/ SS appliances, open concept dining/living space, washer/dryer in unit, balcony.  $779,000  Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 14th  3-5pm  72-31 Metropolitan Avenue, Unit 1C, Middle Village – Bright & sunny condo offers generous LR, DR, king sized Master BR, modern kitchen & bath, balcony. Deeded garage, storage in basement.  $475,000  Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – East Elmhurst – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,783-square-foot house at 30-57 73rd Street for $1.19 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Queens-based Alewife Brewing Company is opening a new brewery in Sunnyside.

• Eater has the ultimate guide to a dumpling crawl through Queens.

Restaurant ABC’s – Ozone Park
Grade A – Mike’s Tavern, 88-14 Liberty Ave. – Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Gemini’s Lounge, 107-23 Liberty Ave. – Food worker does not use proper utensils, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Sohna Punjab, 117-10 Atlantic Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Live roaches, Filth flies, Hand washing facility not provided near food prep area, Food not protected from potential contamination.

Events
LIC - 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – MetroPlus Gold Open Enrollment. 28th Street btwn Queens Blvd So. & 42nd Rd.

Jamaica – 8 a.m. – State Senator Leroy Comrie hosts legislative breakfast. Alvista Towers, 147-36 94th Ave.

Forest Hills – 10:30 a.m. – Council members Corey Johnson, Karen Koslowitz and Chaim Deutsch prepare emergency Passover food packages. Masbia of Queens, 105-47 64th Rd.

Astoria – 5 to 8 p.m. – Puppetry for Parents: Building Connections with Your Child. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – Arts, Fun & Culture: Watercolor Workshop. Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Ave.

Hillcrest – 6 p.m. – St. John’s University to host annual American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Carnesecca Arena, 8000 Utopia Pwky.

Maspeth – 7 to 10 p.m. – Supermarket Bingo. St. Stan’s Gym, 61-17 Grand Ave.

Saturday
Glendale – 8 a.m. – Glendale Middle Village Coalition to rally for new District 75 school. 78-16 Cooper Ave.
Kew Gardens - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Kew Gardens Flea Market.  LIRR North Pkg Lot, 82-60 Austin Street
Astoria – 9:30 a.m. – It’s My Park Day. Whitey Ford Field, 26th Ave. and 2nd St.
Corona – 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Little Makers: Recycled Robots.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
LIC – 10:30 a.m. – Minority Health Month fair and forum. LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave.
Flushing – 11 a.m. to 1p.m. – Tree Giveaway with NY Restoration Project.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
Flushing – 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Flushing Food Festival. Sheraton LaGuardia Hotel Ballroom, 135-20 39th Avenue
Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Celebrate Spring: Family Fun Day.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Apple Blossom Children’s Carnival.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Ridgewood - Noon to 6 p.m. – A.C.E. Flea Market. PS 290, 55-20 Metropolitan Avenue
Jamaica – 2 p.m. – Family Bash!  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – VFW meeting.  John V. Daniels Jr. Post #2813, 47-53 43rd Street
Forest Hills – 4 p.m. – Young Composers.  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue
Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – Young Artists Showcase: Emerging Composers.  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue
LIC – 7 p.m. – Five new exhibitions unveiled at opening reception. The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave.
Glendale – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Beatles Night Fundraiser.  St. Pancras School, 68-20 Myrtle Avenue
Flushing – 8 p.m. – Koh “Mr. Saxman” & John di Martino Trio.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Flushing – 8 p.m. – An Evening with Peter Yarrow.  Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Corona - 8 p.m. – Calpulli Mexican Dance Company.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. So.
Sunday
Glendale – 8 a.m. OR 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.  The Shops @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Avenue
Roslyn Heights – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Beth Sholom Day Camp Open House.  401 Roslyn Road
Maspeth - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Brunch with the Easter Bunny.  O’Neills, 64-21 53rd Drive
• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Flushing Food Festival. Sheraton LaGuardia Hotel Ballroom, 135-20 39th Avenue
Astoria - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Central Astoria Street Fair. Steinway Street btwn 30th & 34th Avenues
• Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Apple Blossom Children’s Carnival.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Flushing – 12:30 p.m. – Roundtable discussion on human trafficking. Flushing Quaker Meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd.
• Corona - 2 p.m. – Calpulli Mexican Dance Company.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. So.
Flushing – 2 p.m. – Gemini Journey: Movie Music Magic!  Voelker-Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Avenue
Flushing - 3 p.m. – Queens Symphony Orchestra: A Heroe’s Adventure. LeFrak Concert Hall, 153-49 Reeves Avenue
Bayside – 3 p.m. – The Barricade Boys.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue
Flushing – 3 to 4:30 p.m. – Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street.

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Thursday, April 11

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 66.

Top Stories
• Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London after the Ecuadorian embassy pulled his international immunity.

• The kids of a murdered Staten Island teacher rode in a car with her remains as their dad and his girlfriend drove to hide the remains.

• A Y2K-like bug knocked out the city’s troubled wireless system, affecting taskslike monitoring traffic lights, reading license plates and reading water meters.

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Brunch with the Easter Bunny  Sun Apr 14th 10am-2pm  Join us for a delicious and festive celebration! Make your reservations at (718) 672-9696. O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Drive, Maspeth
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Queens News
• A black van with a DOT placard on its dash has been parked in the same spot in Glendale for nearly a year, angering residents.

• The mother of the man convicted for killing Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano says her son was set up.

• A Queens woman has pleaded guilty to animal abuse in the death of a urine-soaked pet terrier who was two weak to even eat.

Politics
• A city councilman is taking aim at the detox tea industry endorsed by celebrities after the family member of a staffer died from drinking them.

• The city’s district attorneys say that the state’s new cash bail reforms will put dangerous thugs back on the streets.

Entertainment
• “Full House” star Lori Loughlin is “freaking out” now that she realizes she might go to jail over the college admissions scandal. She could get 40 years.

• SEE IT: Disney has released the first full trailer of its new live-action remake of The Lion King.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976, rock singer Peter Frampton went to the top of the Billboard charts with this album.

• In 1987, actor Will Tudor is born in London. He is known for his portrayal of Olyvar on this HBO fantasy series.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star argues the state and city are deliberately ignoring safety concerns with Kosciuszko Bridge pedestrian and bike pathway.

• A guest columnist for the Queens Examiner writes that the city’s mature trees should be seen as an asset, not an obstacle to development.

In the Blogs
• A new poll shows that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is viewed favorably by most voters in her district.

• The team behind Gastroteca Astoria and Astoria Provisions have opened Astoria’s best pizza shop. It’s called Best Pizza Shop.

Trending in New York
Julian Assange
Wikileaks
#NationalPetDay
#ThursdayThoughts
#WGAStaffingBoost

Scoreboard
• The Mets (7-4) topped the Twins 9-6. The team head to Atlanta tonight to start a four-game series with the Braves. First pitch is at 7:20 p.m.

• The Yankees (5-7) fell to the Astros, 8-6. New York is off tonight before starting a weekend series with the White Sox in the Bronx.

• The Islanders won the first game of their playoff series with the Penguins, 4-3, in overtime

• The Nets (42-40) finish strong with a 113-94 win over the Heat. Brooklyn face the 76ers as the sixth seed in the NBA playoffs.

• The Knicks (17-65) officially finished the season with the worst record in franchise history after losing to the Pistons, 115-89.

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Hey, “Game of Thrones” Fans   Sat Apr 13th & Sun Apr 14th Click here for weekend happenings around town including watch parties, scavenger hunts and more celebrating the eighth and final season of this HBO hit!
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Real Estate
• The recently closed Shalimar Diner in Forest Hills can be yours for the low cost of $0.00…if you can move it!

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 13th 1-3pm  61-48 77th Street, Middle Village - One family w/ 3 BRs, 1 bath, 1 car garage, finished basement, gas heat, close to Juniper Valley Park. $799,000  O’Kane Realty (718) 779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 14th 2:30-4pm  1824 Madison Street, Ridgewood- Extra-large 6 family w/ backyard & full basement. All 3 BR/1 bath units. Located in trendy section. $1,589,000. Capri Jet Realty (718) 388-2188

• Sold – Two-bed, two-bath, 1,500-square-foot apartment at 124-16 84th Roadin Kew Gardens for $548,000.

Style & Fashion
• These polo shirts for men will keep you looking handsome all summer long.

• Rent the Runway is now offering a service that will let you outfit your kids in the hottest designer styles.

Events
Kew Gardens - 10:30 a.m. – Borough President Land Use Hearing. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Flushing – 1 p.m. – Assemblyman Ron Kim and advocates push for ranked-choice-voting. Queens Library 41-17 Main St.

• East Elmhurst – 3:30 p.m. – Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul gives presentation on fFY2020 State Budget. Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd.

• Jamaica - 4 p.m. – ARK Pet Oasis National Pet Day Celebration. JFK Terminal 4, Departures Area

• Maspeth – 5:30 p.m. – State Senator Joseph Addabbo hosts mobile office hours. Queens Library, 69-70 Grand Ave.

• Kew Gardens – 6:30 p.m. – State senators host forum on diversity in specialized high schools. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

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

Jamaica – 8 p.m. – Thursday Night Jazz Series: Abdulrahman Amer. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.

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

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Morning Buzz: 80-year-old arrested for murders in 1973, Bodies resembling missing NY couple found in Dominican Republic

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Wednesday, April 10

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 59 degrees.

Top Stories
• Police in the Dominican Republic have recovered two bodies from a car crash who resemble a missing New York couple.

• A New Jersey principal died after donating bone marrow to save a stranger.

• Lori Loughlin, her husband and 14 other parents were indicted for participating in the college admissions scam and face new charges that could imprison them for up to 40 years.

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Tree Giveaway with NY Restoration Project   Sat Apr 13th 11am-1pm  QBG and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) will give away 150 trees to NYC residents.  Sign up to take a tree home.   Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Queens News
• More than 100 people have signed a petition to make the Queens County Democratic Party more transparent.

• An 80-year-old Queens man was arrested for the murder and rape of two teens in Virginia Beach in 1973.

• Christopher Slutman, a FDNY firefighter who once served in Jamaica, was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

Politics
• Despite the mayor declaring a public health emergency, Governor Cuomo said it’s “legally questionable” whether people can be forced to get vaccinated.

• The acting deputy secretary of Homeland Security, Claire Grady, is leaving the department.

Entertainment
The Crown has casted a newcomer to play Princess Diana for the fourth season on Netflix.

Game of Thrones returns on Sunday and there are places in Brooklyn and Queens where you can celebrate its return.

Buzzing Back

• In 1866 the ASPCA is founded.

• In 1992 movie actress Daisy Ridley is born in London, England.  In 2015, she gained widespread recognition for her starring role in this movie.

Opinion
• The Post dives into the background of the first-ever images of a black hole, which astronomers are set to debut to the public today.

• The Washington Post urged Britain’s members of all parties to work for a negotiated compromise in order to accomplish the Brexit deal.

In the Blogs
• While New Yorkers want more funding for its libraries, cuts may loom for the service, advocates warn.

• Celebrate Spring at Rego Center’s Family Fun Day this Saturday.

Trending in New York
• Magic
• Dirk
• Jeanie
• #GillibrandTownHall
• Luke

Scoreboard
• The Mets (6-4) fell to the Minnesota Twin, 14-8.

• The Knicks (17-64) beat the Chicago Bulls, 96-86.

• The Yankees (5-6) fell to the Houston Astros, 6-3.

• The Nets (41-40) face the Miami Heat tonight at 8 p.m.

• The Islanders take on the Pittsburgh Penguins for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• Former Met Lenny Dykstra hit ex-teammate Ron Darling with a lawsuit over claims of racist taunts.

• Magic Johnson has stepped down as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Supermarket Bingo  Fri Apr 12th 7-10pm  Join us for a fun filled evening and win free groceries!  For more info, contact [email protected]ststanscaqn.org or call 718-326-2185.  St. Stan’s Gym, 61-17 Grand Avenue, Maspeth.
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Real Estate
The city has a dearth of senior housing and the neighborhoods with the largest concentration of seniors over 65 are the Upper West Side and Upper East Side in Manhattan, and three neighborhoods in Queens.

• For Sale – 58-16 83rd Place, Middle Village – Detached home on 60×100 buildable lot offers six generous rooms on 1st flr w/ 2 baths, 2 BR unit on 2nd floor.  Great location.  $1,300,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444 

• For Sale – 83-15 116th Street #1K, Kew Gardens - 1 BR / 1 bath co-op on 1st floor in Windsor Court development.  LR/DR combo, updated kitchen, laundry on premises, pet friendly.  $229,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• Sold – Jamaica – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1348-square-foot home at 176-17 137th Ave. for $580,000. Zillow

Business News
• New York’s “millionaire tax” was meant to be temporary but it has just been extended for another five years.

• These are the best places to work in health care and biopharma around the country.

Events
Kew Gardens – 10:30 a.m. – Queens Borough President Melinda Katz hosts the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week ceremony with Queens DA Richard Brown. Borough Hall, Helen Marshall Cultural Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Flushing – 11 a.m. – Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Long Island City – 1 p.m. – Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new sensory playground at [email protected] 24-30 Skillman Ave.

• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Council Member Peter Koo will join community groups to announce an upcoming reusable bag giveaway at participating Flushing supermarkets on Earth Day. Office of Council Member Peter Koo, 135-27 38th Ave.

Maspeth - 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Bereavement Group.  Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72nd Street

 Kew Gardens – 6 p.m. – Assemblyman David Weprin speaks at Katz’s Indian Vaisakhi Celebration. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Briarwood – 6:30 p.m. – Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza attends a town hall meeting of District 28’s Community Education Council. MS 217 Robert A. Van Wyck, 85-05 144th St.

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

Fresh Meadows – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 8 Monthly Meeting.  Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.

Kew Gardens – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 6 Monthly Meeting.  80-02 Kew Gardens Road, #202

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