Friday, February 20
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended to facilitate snow removal.
• Mostly sunny and windy with a high of 19. Temperatures warm up this weekend with snow possible Saturday night and rain likely Sunday morning with a high of 44, but the cold temps return Monday.
• One NYPD’s idea of police reform included arming cops with breath mints and baby oil.
• A mission to reclaim Iraq’s second-largest city from Islamic militants will likely begin in April.
• A man in the UK lost his leg after he passed out drunk and his “friends” lit him on fire.
Oak Ridge Open House – Sat. Feb 21st 10AM-1PM Need a place for a private event to accommodate 120 people? Oak Ridge may be the perfect place for you! The Forest Park Trust, Inc. will be hosting an Open House, featuring tours, rental information, availability and planning suggestions. Guests who make a deposit (with certified bank check or money order) will receive a discount. Oak Ridge, One Forest Park, Woodhaven
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• A Queens woman on trial for robbery wore one of the watches in question to her court hearing.
• A son turned the basement of his parent’s Woodhaven daycare into a sordid drug den.
• A writer for the Post predicts American Sniper will surprise everyone at the Oscars.
• Two and a Half Men creator takes a final jab at Charlie Sheen in the show’s finale.
• The Post says the mayor and schools chancellor are right to resist a push for free lunch in schools.
• An Observer columnist offers a plan to upgrade the city’s aging infrastructure, which would look pretty familiar to a time traveler from the 60s.
• The Rangers fell to Vancouver, 5-4, last night at the Garden.
• The Islanders topped Nashville at home, 5-2.
Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Nets travel to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers. Tip-off is 10:30 p.m.
• The Knicks host the Miami Heat at the Garden at 7:30 p.m.
• The St. John’s women welcome Villanova to Carnesecca Arena in Queens for a 7 p.m. contest.
• The Rangers head to Buffalo to take on the Sabres at 7 p.m.
• The St. John’s men host Seton Hall at Carnesecca Arena at noon.
• The St. Joseph’s College men travel to Albany to take on Vaughn in the first round of the HVIAC Tournament at 4 p.m. The women’s first round game is at 8 p.m.
• The Islanders travel to Washington to take on the Capitals at 12:30 p.m.
• The St. John’s women continue their home stand with a game against Georgetown. Tip-off is at 2 p.m.
• The Knicks play host to the Cavaliers in a 1 p.m. afternoon match-up.
• The Islanders return home to take on the Vancouver Canucks at 6 p.m.
• The Rangers host the Columbus Blue Jackets. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.
• The championship round of the HVIAC Tournament wraps up in Albany.
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Fertile Ground – Sun Feb 22nd 7PM New Works Showcase of various artists and new choreographers. Post performance wine & cheese discussion. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org. Green Space Studio, 37-24 24th Street, Long Island City.
• Latest news – The Real Deal says the city’s BIDs do more than just pick up trash.
• For Sale – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op with stainless steel appliances, pool, gym, storage and parking for $558,000. Call Madeleine Realty at (718) 520-0303
• For Sale – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op with luxury amenities, full-service living, parking and 24-hour doorman service for $569,000. Call Madeleine Realty at (718) 520-0303
• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 780-square-foot at 65-15 38th Avenue in Woodside for $210,000.
Arts and Culture/Restaurant Reviews
• The Village Voice serves up ten delicious ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Flushing.
• The Queens Ledger has ten ideas for celebrating the Lunar New Year.
Restaurant ABC’s- Corona
Grade A – Corona Gyro, 40-12 104th St. – Previously cooked food items not reheated to 61 degrees
Grade B – McFadden’s, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave. – Prepared and raw food contaminated, Filth flies
Grade C – Tulcingo Deli, 40-10 Junction Blvd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, shellfish not from approved source, Prepared and raw food contaminated, Sanitized equipment not property stored
• Jamaica Estates – 9 a.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer speaks at annual legislative breakfast. Queens Hospital Center, 82-68 164th St.
• Astoria – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Free dental care for new patients. Steinway Family Dental, 32-50 Steinway St.
• Jamaica – 7 p.m. – Four Little Girls Danceology. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-01 Jamaica Ave.
• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo attends New York Northeastern Chinese Association Meeting. 46-45 Kissena Blvd.
• Long Island City – 7:30 p.m. – Irish Movie and Gaelic Short. $11. New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave.
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Dancing Wind: Asian dance from Korean and Chinese traditions. $15. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Lunar New Year Parade. Kicks Off at Union St. & 37th Ave.
• Corona - 1:30 p.m. – Sunday to Remember: Classical music with the Quintet of the Americas and Latin music with Francisco Cantilo. Free. El Paraiso Tropical, 102-11 42nd Ave.
Flushing – 2 & 8 p.m. – The Magic of Bill Blagg. Queens Theater, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
• Flushing – 3 to 6 p.m. – Performeando 2015: Home. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
• Douglaston – 7 p.m. – Exploring the Night Sky with astronomer Mark Freilich. $15. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
• Howard Beach – Noon to 3 p.m. – Rabbit Adoption Event. Petco, 157-20 Cross Bay Blvd.
• Forest HIlls – Noon to 3 p.m. – Rabbit Adoption Event. Petco, 91-11 Metropolitan Ave.
• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Lunar New Year Sampler. Free. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Long Island City - 3 & 5 p.m. – Illegal Motion. Sculpture Center, 44-19 Purves St.
• Forest Hills Gardens – 4:30 p.m. – Con Brio Ensemble presents Mozart and Beethoven. The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave.
• Long Island City – 7 p.m. – Fertile Ground. Green Space, 37-24 24th St.