Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Woman dies in South Jamaica Houses fire, Firefighters’ unions back Crowley for Queens BP

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Monday, February 24

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 55 degrees.

Top Stories
• Bernie Sanders’s win in Nevada solidified his status as the Democratic front-runner as candidates look to blunt his momentum.

B. Smith, a model-turned-lifestyle guru and TV host, died at the age of 70 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

• New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will undergo surgery to remove a likely cancerous tumor.

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Queens News
• A 35-year-old woman died from a fire that broke out inside an apartment in the South Jamaica Houses.

• Brazen bandits have been targeting e-bike deliverymen on the Queensboro Bridge.

• Plaza College in Forest Hills has been offering free dental care to children in February.

Politics
• Former presidential candidate Marianne Williamson is backing Bernie Sandersafter his Nevada victory.

• Two firefighters’ unions have endorsed Elizabeth Crowley for Queens borough president.

Entertainment
• Here are all the winners from this year’s NAACP Image Awards.

Weekend Box Office
Sonic the Hedgehog: $26 million
The Call of the Wild: $24 million
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn: $7 million
Brahms: The Boy II: $5.9 million
Bad Boys for Life: $5.8 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1973, Roberta Flack achieved her second Billboard #1 hit with this song.

• In 1966, actor Billy Zane is born in Chicago. He became known to audiences as Caledon Hockley in this 1997 movie.

Opinion
• The Post says AOC’s war on fellow Democrats might lead to the political establishment eliminating her seat after redistricting.

• The Daily News says Tish James’s lawsuit against the city on taxi medallionsputs blame in the wrong place.

In the Blogs
• A Queens state senator is seeking entries for a poster contest on Earth Day.

• Ten Queens leaders are being honored at this annual Black History Month celebration.

Trending in New York
#90DayFiance
#RHOA
Castro
Marianne Williamson
Patrick Reed

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (17-39) face the Rockets in Houston at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (26-29) host the Orlando Magic at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (35-20-6) topped the San Jose Sharks, 4-1.

• St. John’s (14-13) fell to 16th-ranked Seton Hall, 81-65.

• LIU Brooklyn (13-16) lost to St. Francis University, 74-71.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (12-16) was edged by Wagner, 75-71.

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See It Big! Outer Space Now till Sun Apr 19th See It Big! returns with some of the most epic, innovative, absurd, and striking depictions of outer space ever committed to the screen. See schedule here. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria.
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Real Estate
• Developer Gary Tsan bought one of Downtown Flushing’s last remaining large land parcels for $60 million.

• For Sale - 71-49 Metropolitan Avenue #5D, Middle Village - 2 BR, 2 bath Condo w/ parking! Newly renovated unit features kitchen w/ stone countertops and new appliances, hardwood flooring throughout, LR w/ balcony, washer/dryer in apt. Large gym and storage space.  $618,000. The Pastorini Team. 917-757-7567

• For Rent – Glendale – Cozy 1 BR, 1 bath apt offers LR/DR combo, EIK, heat & hot water included.  Close to all.  $1,500/month. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636. ID # 1367872

• Sold – Ridgewood – A nine-bedroom, six-bathroom, 2,500-square-foot house at 17-11 Himrod Street for $1.1 million. Zillow.

Events
Sunnyside - 3 to 5 .m. – Classic Movie Monday: “Indiscreet” (1958). Queens Library, 43-06 Greenpoint Ave.

Woodhaven – 4 p.m. – Learn the Blues. Woodhaven Library, 85-41 Forest Pkwy.

Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – Queens Borough Board to vote on FY21 budget priorities. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

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February 24th, 2020 at 9:36 am

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Morning Buzz: One construction worker killed and another injured in wall collapse; Georgia murder suspect busted in Kew Gardens

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Friday, February 21

Weather
• Mostly sunny, with a high of 35 degrees.

Top Stories
• Two elderly passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship were confirmed dead from the coronavirus.

• Roger Stone was sentenced to three years and four months in prison for lying to Congress during the Russia investigation.

• Authorities discovered that the German gunman who killed nine, in addition to himself and his mother, had posted a manifesto online.

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Sunday Jazz Brunch  Sun Feb 23rd  12-3pm  Kick back and enjoy the perfect blend of savory food and smooth jazz featuring live music performed by The Carl Bartlett Jr. Quartet.  Tickets Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue, Bayside
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Queens News
• One worker was killed and another injured when a wall collapsed at a construction site in Jamaica.

• A man was shot in the leg after an argument ensued on a Queens bus.

• A Georgia murder suspect packing an AR-15 was busted in Kew Gardens.

Politics
• Richard Grenell was named as acting director of national intelligence.

• Pete Buttigieg’s campaign set a goal of raising $13 million by Super Tuesday.

Entertainment
• A new summer fling film is set on the streets of Harlem.

• In the new trailer, “Westworld” hints at what happens after the androids flee the theme park.

Buzzing Back

• In 1964 a New York band called The Echos recruits a young piano player.  He would make his breakthrough in 1973 with this song.

• In 1994 TV actress Hayley Orrantia is born in Arlington, TX.  She is most famous for her role as Erica Goldberg on this TV comedy.

Opinion
• A former district court judge that presided over stop-and-frisk cases writes in the NY Times that she doesn’t think Bloomberg is racist.

• A writer for Slate says that journalism won’t solve #MeToo, and neither will the courts.

In the Blogs
• The Department of Transportation will close two Exit 13 ramps on the eastbound Grand Central Parkway this Saturday.

• Community Board 1 approved Department of Sanitation’s to relocate it’s garageon 21st Street.

Trending in New York
• #BTSComeback2020
• Jimin
• Vmin
• Jungkook
• Inner Child

Scoreboard
• The Nets (25-29) fell to the Philadelphia 76ers, 104 to 112.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers (31-24-4) take on the Carolina Hurricanes at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks (17-38) host the Indiana Pacers at 7:30 p.m.
• The Islanders (33-20-6) face the Detroit Red Wings at 8 p.m.
Saturday
• The Nets take on the Charlotte Hornets at 7 p.m.
• The Rangers host the San Jose Sharks at 7 p.m.
• UFC FIGHT NIGHT 138 at the Spark Arena in Auckland New Zealand. Main Card starts at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Islanders play the San Jose Sharks at Nassau Coliseum. Puck drops at 5 p.m.

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Shame! The Not-So-Honorable Comedy Show  Fri Feb 21st  9:30pm  Perfomers share jokes and tales of less-than-proud drunken moments experiences in this cringe-worthy comedy show.  $8  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Addisleigh Park is a community that fought racial barriers in order to become a black enclave.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 23rd 1-3pm. 63-57 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village – One family 40′ by 20′ home offers 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, hardwood floors, fireplace, FDR, sliding door off kitchen to patio, across from Juniper Park and PS 49.  $1.158M. Eliot Hill Realty. 917-209-5686

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 22nd & Sun Feb 23rd 11:30am-12:30pm – One family brick offers 6 rooms, 3 BRs, open floor plan kitchen & dining room, LR w/ gas fireplace, rear balcony off kitchen, front patio.  Garage, private yard, near all.  $779,000. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-894-8700 

• Sold – LIC – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 743 square-foot apartment at 4333 48th St. for $440,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Caleta 111 brings a fresh take on ceviche to Richmond Hill.

• Queens has a new spot for Sinaloan food, with the opening of Mi Dulce in Corona.

Restaurant ABC’s – Jackson Heights
Grade A – Arepa Lady, 7717 37th Ave. No violations issued.
Grade B – Due Fratelli, 7623 37th Ave. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Evidence of mice; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – Bamboo House & Bar, 7603 37th Ave. Food not cooled by an approved method; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Evidence of mice; Facility not vermin proof; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.

Events
Jamaica – 10:30 a.m. – 2020 Black Spectrum Theatre Film Festival.  Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.

Flushing - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Kids Week: Birding for Kids.  World’s Fair Boathouse, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Jamaica – 1 to 4 p.m. – Midwinter Craft Day.  King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue

Richmond Hill - 3:30 p.m. – Memory Game: African American Icons.  QueensLibrary, 118-14 Hillside Ave.

Astoria – 8 p.m. – Without Walls Season: “JUMP”.  Astoria Performing Arts Center, 28-21 Steinway Street

Astoria – 9:30 p.m. – Shame! The Not-So-Honorable Comedy Show.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

Saturday
Astoria – Noon – PORK Fest. Bohemian Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Avenue
Jamaica – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – 2020 Black Spectrum Theatre Film Festival.  Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.
Flushing – 2 to 4 p.m. – Winter Wellness: Root Remedies for Detox & Digestion.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
Astoria – 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. – Without Walls Season: “JUMP”.  Astoria PerformingArts Center, 28-21 Steinway Street
Jamaica – 5 to10 p.m. - 1st International Black History Film Festival Red Carpet.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Glendale – 8 p.m. – Grateful Dead Night.  Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Avenue
Jamaica – 9 p.m. – NY’s Largest Dance Party.  Resorts World Casino NUC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
Rego Park – 10:30 p.m. – Redline performs (formerly known as Under The Radar). Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

Sunday
• Astoria – Noon – PORK Fest. Bohemian Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Avenue
Forest Hills – Noon to 3 p.m. – Do Good, Feel Great! Volunteer Program  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue
Bayside – Noon to 3 p.m. – Sunday Jazz Brunch.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
Bayside – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Outdoor Skills: Animal Tracking.  Golden Pond in Crocheron Park, 217-67 Corbett Road
Astoria – 3 p.m. – Without Walls Season: “JUMP”.  Astoria Performing Arts Center, 28-21 Steinway Street
Woodhaven – 5 to 8 p.m. -Woman in the Iron Coffin: Screening & Discussion.  Neir’s Tavern, 87-48 78th Street

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February 21st, 2020 at 9:17 am

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Morning Buzz: Mayor heckled at Forest Hills town hall, Dry Harbor businesses forced to leave amid rising rents

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Thursday, February 20

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 36.

Top Stories
• Former mayor Michael Bloomberg was ripped by his Democratic challengers in his first chance to join them on the debate stage.

• A suspect with “far-right motives” was found dead after nine people were killed overnight in hookah lounges in a German suburb of Frankfurt.

• Penn Station is being overrun by vagrants now that a homeless outreach center has given up on the location.

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Without Walls Season: “Jump”   Fri Feb 21 8pm; Sat Feb 22 3pm & 8pm; Sun Feb 23rd 3pm A family’s grief and two strangers examine how we process trauma. Tickets  Astoria Performing Arts, 28-21 Steinway Street, Astoria
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Queens News
• Mayor Bill de Blasio was booed and heckled at a contentious town hall in Forest Hills last night.

• The leadership at Community Board 7 is demanding a Flushing community group fire a staffer over a racist remark. The group denies the accusation.

• A second Queens teen is opening up about the 30 hours she spent in lockup after a scuffle with a school safety agent.

Politics
• A political analyst for NY1 breaks down Michael Bloomberg’s disastrous debateperformance.

• There is no shortage of challengers – 13 in all so far – from both sides of the aisle looking to unseat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Entertainment
Black Panther and the Kill Bill movies are just three of the titles disappearing from Netflix in March.

• Famously cash-strapped rapper Tyga showered strippers with tens of thousands of dollars at a Tribeca strip club.

Buzzing Back

• In 1965, Gary Lewis and The Playboys top the Billboard Hot 100 with their first hit. Lewis is the son of this famous comedian.

• In 1963, NBA star Charles Barkley is born in Leeds, Alabama. Along with this player, he is considered one of the greatest Philadelphia 76ers of all time.

Opinion
• The Daily News writes that Attorney General William Barr is learning the president demands total subjugation and humiliation from his employees.

• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star discusses why she loves Revel, the scooter rental service.

In the Blogs
• We Heart Astoria takes you inside a cozy coffee shop on 28th Avenue run by a friendly actress.

• A movie theater planned for Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside will be bigger than expected, with ten screens now expected.

Trending in New York
#WarrenForTheWin
#demdebates
#OnlyBernie
#FortniteChapter2Season2
Ether

Scoreboard
• The Ranges (31-24-4) topped the Blackhawks, 6-3.

• The Islanders (33-20-6) fell to the Avalanche, 3-1

• The Nets (25-28) are in Philadelphia to take on the 76ers. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

• The NFL playoffs could expand to 14 teams next season.

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PORK Fest  Sat Feb 22nd & Sun Feb 23rd  12pm  Come by and pig out during the annual Pork Fest! Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Skyrocketing rents are leaving empty storefronts along a stretch of Dry Harbor Road in Middle Village.

OPEN HOUSE- Sat Feb 22nd 12-2pm. 66-61 73rd Place, Middle Village - 2 family home with two 2 BR units, finished basement, spacious backyard, garage. Close to all. $1.149M. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 22nd 11am-1pm. 75-44 188th Street, Fresh Meadows – One family Colonial with 5 BRs, 2 full bath, 2 1/2 baths, finished basement. $999,000 Sold By Bart 917-449-4101

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,472-square-foot one-family home at 130-13 97th Avenue in Richmond Hill for $630,000.

Style & Fashion
• Vogue spends a day in Brooklyn with model Maya Stepper.

• Brighten your winter by adding these VSCO Girl essentials to your wardrobeand daily routine.

Events
Jamaica – 10:30 a.m. – 2020 Film Festival. Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.

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

• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Assemblyman Ron Kim visits adult literacy program. Chinese American Planning Council, 133-20 41st Ave.

Woodhaven – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Kids Week: Winter Wildlife Crafts. Forest Park Visitor Center, Woodhaven Blvd. & Forest Park Dr.

• East Elmhurst - Noon – Students from New York Edge unveil Black History Month art exhibit. Marine Air Terminal, LGA Airport

• Long Island City - 4 p.m. – Student Voter Registration Drive. Queens Library, 37-44 21st St.

Jamaica - 4 p.m. – ” From…To…” African American trivia. Queens Library, 191-05 Linden Blvd.

Flushing – 6 to 9 p.m. – Charcuterie Masters 2020. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Corona - 6 to 9:30 .m. – Spring Bridal Showcase. Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St.

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 M/S, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

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February 20th, 2020 at 8:59 am

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Wednesday, February 19

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 43 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump granted clemency to 11 people who served prison sentences for high-profile crimes, including former NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerik.

• Attorney General William Barr has told people close to him he’s considering quitting over the president’s tweets.

• Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign will seek a recount of the Iowa caucuses.

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Wednesday Films: Dead Man Wed Feb 19th 8pm Neil Young’s expressive music accompanies a wounded Blake (Johnny Depp) as he is guided further into a wet and forested wilderness. Free! Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.
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Queens News
• Port Authority police put the breaks on speed racers burning rubber near JFK Airport.

• Cops busted a suspect for allegedly raping and robbing a masseuse in Richmond Hill.

• A man convicted of shooting an NYPD detective in Queens in 1989 was released from prison.

Politics
• Mike Bloomberg proposed a tax on all financial transactions in an effort to distance himself from Wall Street.

• Local Bernie Sanders supporters shrugged off Bill de Blasio’s endorsement as opportunistic.

Entertainment
• “Boyz n the Hood” actress Esther Scott died at the age of 66 after a heart attack last week.

Kenan Thompson and Hasan Minhaj will headline this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner.

Buzzing Back

• In 2010, Tiger Woods apologizes for extramarital affairs.

• In 1963, singer Seal is born in London. He became popular for this sultry 1994 love song.

Opinion
• The Post says it hopes the Boy Scouts’ bankruptcy winds up saving the youth organization.

• The Daily News gives Bloomberg advice on what he should say to fellow Democrats on the debate stage.

In the Blogs
• Queens Public Library is launching a new workshop series to introduce formerly incarcerated individuals to the tech industry.

• Northeast Queens’s 24th annual Valentines for Vets gift drive produced a record amount of donations.

Trending in New York
#ThisIsUs
#WarrenMediaBlackout
#CNNTownHall
#PumpRules
Eric Nam

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (30-24-4) visit the Chicago Blackhawks at 8 p.m. They acquired forward Julien Gauthier from the Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Joey Keane.

• The Islanders (33-19-6) take on the Avalanche in Colorado. Puck drops at 10 p.m.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (12-14) topped LIU Brooklyn (12-15), 87-77.

• Nets star Kyrie Irving is out indefinitely with an reaggravated shoulder injury.

• The Mets’ Seth Lugo fractured his left pinky toe in his hotel room, while the Yankees will shut down Aaron Judge for a week with shoulder soreness.

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Fantastic Flowers Wed Feb 19th 1-2:30pm Participants visit our Greenhouse, dissect flowers and create a floral-inspired sun catcher. Registration Required – $10. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a nine-story residential building in Far Rockawaynear the Mott Avenue subway station.

• For Sale - Middle Village – Semi detached 2 family home offers 6 rooms w/ 3 BRs over 6 rooms w/ 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, full finished basement, garage on 2 car driveway.  $1.299. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• For Rent – Whitestone – Apt for rent in private home offers a private entrance, 1 BR, 1 full bath, large kitchen area, newly renovated w new wood flooring.  $1,800/month. ID # 1368307. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Forest Hills – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,600-square-foot house at 93-44 71st Drive for $1.33 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Apple shares fell after the company said the fallout from the coronavirus would cause it to miss its sales targets this quarter.

• HSBC is shedding $100 billion in assets, shrinking its investment bank and revamping its businesses in an overhaul that will lead to cutting 35,000 jobs.

Events
LIC – 8 a.m. – Long Island City Partnership Business Breakfast on Business Ownership Transfer and Continuity. LIC Conference Center, 41-21 27th St.

Jackson Heights – 9:30 a.m. – MTA Bus officials, Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz and Riders Alliance go on Q49 bus ride-along and fact-finding mission. 74th St. and Roosevelt Ave.

South Jamaica – 10 a.m. – Police Athletic League’s annual Tournament of Champions. PAL Edward Byrne Center, 116-25 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

Jamaica - 10:30 a.m. – Black Spectrum Theatre Film Festival. Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.

Edgemere – 11 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers remarks at ribbon-cutting for 100 percent affordable housing development. Beach Green Dunes II, 45-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Oakland Gardens - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Kids Week: Gather Around the Campfire. Alley Pond Park Adventure Center.

• Flushing - 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Fantastic Flowers. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.

Glen Oaks – 1:15 p.m. – Creative Aging: Choral Music Lessons. Queens Library, 256-04 Union Tpk.

Jamaica - 1 to 4 p.m. – Midwinter Craft Day. King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave.

Flushing – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Fantasy Terrariums. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave.

LIC – 3 p.m. – Department of Healthy Community Services Board Meeting. 42-09 28th St., Room 15-12.

Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – Newtown Creek Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.

Forest Hills – 6:30 p.m. – Mayor de Blasio hosts District 29 town hall with Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz. Russell Sage JHS 190, 68-17 Austin St.

Ridgewood - 8 p.m. – Wednesday Music Movies: Dead Man (featuring the music of Neil Young). Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.

Bayside – 8:30 p.m. – Bloomberg Democratic presidential primary debate watch party. Bloomberg Bayside campaign office, 39-36 Bell Blvd.

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Morning Buzz: Fourteen Americans on quarantined cruise test positive for coronavirus; Off-duty cop commits suicide in Middle Village home

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Tuesday, February 18

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with occasional showers throughout the day. High of 49 degrees.

Top Stories
• Fourteen Americans who were on a quarantined cruise ship off Yokohama, Japan, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

• Weeks of heavy rain have inundated a large portion of the southern U.S., bringing near-record flooding to portions of Mississippi and Tennessee.

• Jeff Bezos has committed $10 billion to combat climate change.

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George Washington Carver Workshop  Tues Feb 18th 1-2:30pm  Kids learn about George Washington Carver and follow in his footsteps, using plants to paint and create a healing lotion to take home.  Registration Required – $10   Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Queens News
• Graffiti artists tagged subway cars at Jamaica Yard from top to bottom.

• An off-duty NYPD detective committed suicide at his mother’s home in Middle Village.

• Police are searching for a man who stole more than $6,000 from an Astoria bar in an early morning heist.

Politics
• Nearly 80 years later, the state of California will formally apologize to Japanese Americans for internment during WWII.

• Nevada’s changing demographics can be used as a roadmap for Democrats on how to win elections.

Entertainment
• Adele teased her upcoming album on Twitter, letting fans know the body of work will be released in September.

• British DJ and music producer Andrew Weatherall, died in a London hospital at age 56..

Buzzing Back

• In 1885, Mark Twain publishes this famous – and famously controversial novel.

• In 1957 game show host Vanna White is born in Conway, SC.  She appeared on several game shows, including this one.

Opinion
• The Post sites issues at Marie Curie MS in Bayside as proof that the mayor is failing to keep the city’s schools safe.

• Slate argues that rather than courting black voters, Michael Bloomberg is using his wealth to buy name recognition.

In the Blogs
• “Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit,” coming to SculptureCenter in LIC, is the New York based artist’s first museum survey exhibition in the U.S.

• A former sanitation employee who spent 20 years working for the city is putting his hat in the ring to challenge State Senator Michael Gianaris in this year’s Democratic primary.

Trending in New York
• #TheBachelor
• #PresidentWarren
• #Manifest
Jake Paul
• #TuesdayThoughts

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (33-19-6) fell to the Arizona Coyotes, 1 to 2.

• St John’s (14-12) lost to Xavier, 74 to 77.

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Charcuterie Masters 2020  Sat Feb 22nd 6-9pm  Join us for the 5th Annual Charcuterie Masters. Enjoy unlimited tasting of over 60 varieties of sausages, pates, hams, salami and more.  Tickets  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Queens was the most popular area in NYC for homebuyers, according to real estate experts from PropertyClub.com.

• For Sale – 60-79 71st Street, Maspeth - Single family brick townhouse offers 3 BRs, 2 bath, full finished basement, kitchen w/ breakfast nook, garage, rear terrace, near all.  $708,000. Lou Pastorini. 917-757-7567

• For Rent – Middle Village - Apartment features LRDR combo, EIK, small office, full bath, hardwood flooring, lots of windows.  $2,200/month. ID #1367416.  Carollo Rentals  718-366-6636 

• Sold – Queens Village – A six-bedroom, five-bathroom, 2,700 square foot multi family home at 20815 94th Ave. for $800,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Mark Zuckerberg met with the EU’s competition chief in Brussels, as regulators in region are due to unveil new rules on Artificial Intelligence that could impact Facebook.

• SpaceX launched its fifth batch of Starlink communication satellites from Cape Canaveral.

Events
Jamaica – 10:30 a.m. – 2020 Black Spectrum Theatre Film Festival.  Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.

Fort Totten Park – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Nature puppet show. Fort Totten Visitors Center.

Flushing – 12 p.m. – Announcement of upcoming Pre-K information session. Office of the Council Member Peter Koo, 135-27 38th Ave.

Flushing – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – George Washington Carver Workshop.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street

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

Kew Gardens – 1 to 9:30 p.m. – Queens Night Market Series: Session 1, First Steps and Business Ideas. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

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February 18th, 2020 at 8:59 am

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Monday, February 17
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Washington’s Birthday. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• China reported a rise in novel coronavirus cases, as the death toll grows to a total of 1,770 since the outbreak began.

• More than 1,100 former DOJ employees called on William Barr to resign after he intervened in the Roger Stone case.

• The NYPD have arrested a second teenager who is believed to have stabbed18-year-old Tessa Majors.

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2020 BSTC Film Festival Feb 18th – 22nd Tues – Fri 10:30am; Sat 2pm & 8pm A retrospective of groundbreaking films created by Black Spectrum Theater, 1979-2019. $10-$25. Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.
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Queens News
• A man threatened to shoot cops if the 114th Precinct in Astoria didn’t check in on his daughter in one hour.

• A new “Exploring Gateway” photo exhibit is on display at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

• Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez kicked off her re-election campaignwith an event in Corona.

Politics
• Bill de Blasio endorsed and rallied for Bernie Sanders in Nevada.

• The hotel workers union is backing Donovan Richards for Queens borough president.

Entertainment
• Jennifer Hudson, Common and other stars paid tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant at the NBA All-Star Game.

Weekend Box Office
Sonic the Hedgehog: $57 million
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn: $17 million
Fantasy Island: $12.4 million
The Photograph: $12.2 million
Bad Boys for Life: $11 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1966, The Beach Boys begin recording sessions for this song, which is considered Brian Wilson’s masterpiece.

• In 1991, singer Ed Sheeran is born in England. He first gained attention for this 2001 song.

Opinion
• The Post says George Washington was a founding father for all Americans.

• Harry Siegel writes in the Daily News that voters should not trade authoritarian billionaire, Trump, for another in Bloomberg.

In the Blogs
• Douglaston Library will close from February 22 to March 16 for an interior maintenance project.

No-cost mammograms are coming to Ozone Park next month.

Trending in New York
#NBAAllStarGame
#NXTTakeOver
#90DayFiance
#FireGarPax
Chance

Scoreboard
• Team LeBron topped Team Giannis in an exciting finish to the NBA All-Star Game, 157-155. Kawhi Leonard wins the first NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant MVP Award.

• The Rangers (30-24-4) fell to the Boston Bruins, 3-1.

• The Islanders (33-18-6) visit the Arizona Coyotes at 4 p.m.

• St. John’s (14-11) host Xavier at MSG. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m.

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Real Estate
• An early childhood center inked a deal to take 10,000 square feet in Long Island City where a restaurant used to be.

• For Sale - 64-43 79th Street, Middle Village – One family brick offers 6 rooms, 3 BRs, 1 full bath, open floor plan kitchen & dining room, large LR w/ gas fireplace, rear balcony off kitchen, front patio, garage, 1 block to Juniper Park.  $799,000. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-894-8700 

• For Rent – Maspeth – I BR apt for rent offers LR/DR combo, EIK, I full bath, hardwood floors, all utilities included. $1,600/month  ID # 1366512. Carollo Rentals 917-780-6142

• Sold – Ridgewood –  A six-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,700-square-foot house at 17-43 Grove Street for $1.05 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday morning, an individual entered PS 175 in Forest Hills and engaged an NYPD school safety agent in conversation. The suspect then punched the agent in the face, cutting her lip. The agent was taken to an area hospital with a laceration.

Events
Jamaica – 1 to 4 p.m. – Midwinter Craft Day. King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave.

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Morning Buzz: The U.S. is one step closer to ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment; Tibetan New Yorkers protest museum exhibit

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Friday, February 14

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 32 degrees.

Top Stories
• More than 800,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled their homesduring a Russian-backed Syrian military campaign.

• Video of a vandal spray painting “Help Us” on the side of an NYPD patrol car sparks outrage from police unions.

• The House voted to extend the deadline to ratify equal rights.

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Con Brio Ensemble  Sun Feb 16th 4:30-6:30pm  The Con Brio Ensemble’s 41st season continues with a wide-ranging program including works by Spohr, Beethoven, Mittler, Debussy, Rabaud, and Ravel.  The Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills
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Queens News
• The Queens man who fatally stabbed his estranged wife at the nail salon she worked at was sentenced to 25 years in prison

• A group of Tibetan New Yorkers are protesting a Queens library exhibit they say is Chinese propaganda against their homeland.

• A former MTA employee was sentenced to 23 years in prison in connection with the shooting death of an off-duty NYC correction officer in South Richmond Hill.

Politics
• Leading up their meeting, Trump urged Governor Cuomo to end the lawsuits against his administration, and added a dig at the end about “Fredo.”

• The Senate passed a resolution that aims to rein in the president’s ability to use military action against Iran without congressional approval.

Entertainment
• Congresswoman AOC has signed on as a guest judge for Season 12 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

• DC Comics is launching a new six-issue miniseries called “Batman: The Adventures Continue” in April.

Buzzing Back

• Who was the real St. Valentine? The Origin of Valentine’s Day.  

• In 1970 movie actor Simon Pegg is born in Brockworth, England.  He played Dr. Montgomery Scott in this 2009 Sci-Fi movie.

Opinion
• The Daily News says  the city’s new broker fee legislation is unwarranted and unfair to real estate agents.

• A writer from the Times says Bernie Sanders isn’t a socialist, and the fact that he plays one on TV is a problem.

In the Blogs
•A long-standing veterinary hospital is expanding its footprint with a new location opening in Court Square.

• The City Council’s Finance Committee unanimously voted for a bill that would significantly expand the Flushing Business Improvement District.

Trending in New York
• #ValentinesDay2020
• #FridayFeeling
• #ValentinesWithNobody
• Artist 2.0
• Tink

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (29-23-4) topped the Minnesota Wild in overtime, 4 to 3.

• The Islanders (33-17-6) got swept by the Nashville Predators, 0 to 5.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers face the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• The Islanders head to Vegas take on the Golden Knights at 10:30 p.m.
• UFC FIGHT NIGHT 167 at Santa Ana Star Center starts 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Rangers host the Boston Bruins at 3:30 p.m.

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YAMATO The Drummers of Japan  Feb 15th & 16th An unending circuit of energy exchange between musician and audience is the cornerstone of every show by YAMATO.  Tickets  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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Real Estate
• The latest rental report from Douglas Elliman shows that rents continued to increase all over the city in January.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 16th 2-4pm. 162-34 99th Street, Howard Beach – Detached one family home w/ garage & private driveway. 3 levels of living space, mother/daughter style. 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, newly built deck, finished attic w/ storage.  $669,000 Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 15th 1-3pm. 69-64 Caldwell Avenue, Maspeth - Two family detached home offers 5 rooms over 5 rooms, 4 BRs, 2 bath, private yard, new roof.  Needs some TLC.  $779,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Bay Terrace – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 750 square-foot apartment at 2 Bay Club Dr. for $470,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Three new Uyghur restaurants have appeared on Flushing’s dining scene recently.

• Eater NY presents a map of the hottest restaurants in Queens this month.

Restaurant ABC’s – Maspeth
Grade A – Jacup’s Coffee Bistro, 5217 69th St. Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Food contact surface not properly maintained.
Grade B – Rosa’s Pizza, 5526 69th St. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Sanitized equipment or utensil improperly used or stored; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – CItyscapes NY, 5561 58th St. Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Current letter grade sign not posted; Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Food contact surface not properly washed; Evidence of mice; Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container.

Events
Jamaica – 10:30 a.m. & 8 p.m. – A Tribute to Mae Jemison.  Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd

Jamaica – 11 a.m. to Noon – Senior Fitness with Jamaal.  Roy Wilkins Rec Center, 177th Street & Baisley Blvd.

Astoria – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. – Anti V-Day Mixer.  Catch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Avenue

Flushing – 8 p.m. – Carnegie Hall Citywide: Pistolera.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Maspeth – 9 p.m. – BARFLY’s Valentine’s Day Bash. Connolly’s Corner, 71-15 Grand Avenue

Astoria - 9:30 p.m. – Dear Diary: Valentine’s Day Edition.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

Saturday
Bayside – 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Saturday Morning Movies: “The Little Mermaid”.  Queens Library, 214-20 Northern Blvd.
Woodhaven – Noon – Woodhaven Resident’s Block Assoc. Meeting.  Emanuel United Church of Christ, 93-12 91st Avenue
Corona – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – YAMATO The Drummers of Japan.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So., Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Astoria – 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. – Without Walls Season” “Jump”.  Astoria Performing Arts Center, 28-21 Steinway Street
Jamaica – 7 p.m. – Classical Crossover.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Astoria – 8 p,m. – A Valentine Murder.  A Murder-Mystery Dinner.  Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Avenue
Rego Park - 10:30 p.m. – Hybrid (classic rock).  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

Sunday
Corona – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Winter Tree ID: Evergreens.  Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Astoria – 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Multicultural Celebration. RIOULET Dance Center, 34-01 Steinway Street
Forest Hills – 2 p.m. – Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra Concert.  Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd.
Flushing - 2:30 to 4 p.m. – Memoir Talk: This African American Life.  Lewis Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street
• Astoria – 3 p.m. – Without Walls Season” “Jump”.  Astoria Performing Arts Center, 28-21 Steinway Street
Forest Hills - 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Con Brio Ensemble.  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue

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February 14th, 2020 at 9:02 am

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Morning Buzz: Residents plan to sue city over Kew Gardens jail, China sees huge one-day spike in coronavirus cases

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Thursday, February 13

Weather
• Rain in the morning with a high of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• China saw a huge one-day spike – 15,000 new cases and 242 reported deaths – related to coronavirus.

• The Senate majority leader wants to roll back bail reforms, but the Assemblywon’t budge. Meanwhile, a transit crook with 138 arrests can’t be jailed.

• The head of the Iowa Democratic Party has resigned in the wake of the caucus debacle.

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Queens News
• One of the Queens teens who pretended to spill coronavirus on a subway car says he’s misunderstood and doesn’t see why the joke bombed.

• Kew Gardens homeowners plan to sue the city in an effort to prevent a jail from opening on Queens Boulevard.

• CB7 approved a special waterfront district for Flushing, but not before tense exchanges between board leadership and resident opposed to the plan.

Politics
• Borough President Eric Adams predicts the 2021 mayoral race is going to be a dirty campaign.

• A hero shop in Bensonhurst created a sandwich in honor of AssemblywomanNicole Malliotakis.

Entertainment
• Charlotte Gainsbourg has been plastering Greenwich Village with posters looking for her missing cat. For some reason, they include her glamour shot.

• Constance Wu admitted on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” that she has yet to watch her starring role in Hustlers.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972, Led Zeppelin is forced to cancel a concert in Singapore when officials won’t let them off the plane because of their long hair.

• In 1944, movie actress Stockard Channing is born in New York City. She played a memorable role as Rizzo in this 1978 movie.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate says Amy Klobuchar saved her presidential aspirations with a deceptive attack on her opponents.

• The Queens Ledger writes that ultimately the March 1st ban on plastic bags will be a good thing, even if there is an adjustment period.

In the Blogs
• Former CNBC anchor and Sunnyside resident Michelle Caruso-Cabrera will challenge Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in June’s primary.

• The Plaza College Dental Clinic in Forest Hills is offering free dental care to all kids under the age of 18 during the month of February.

Trending in New York
Jokic
#Survivor
#AEWDynamite
#ToAllTheBoysPSIStillLoveYou
bobby portis

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (17-38) fell to the Wizards, 114-96.

• The Nets (25-28) topped the Raptors, 101-91.

• St. John’s (14-11) beat Providence, 80-69.

• The Rangers (28-23-4) head to Minnesota for a matchup with the Wild. Puck drops at 8 p.m.

• The Islanders (33-16-6) are in Music City for an 8 p.m. contest with the Predators.

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A Valentine Murder  Sat Feb 15th 8pm A Killing Kompany comedy murder mystery dinner show. $50 718-721-7777 Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Find out why Jackson Heights and Jamaica made Curbed’s list of the best neighborhoods to call home.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 15th 12-1:30pm. 79-29 68th Road, Middle Village – Renovated 2 family w/ backyard & garage. 4 BRs, 3 bath, finished basement w/ separate entrance. $1.075M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 15th 1-3pm. 66-61 73rd Place, Middle Village – Brick two family offers two 5 room, 2 BR units, finished basement, spacious private yard, garage.  Close to all.  $1.179M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath 1,264-square-foot condo at 11-24 31st Avenue in Long Island City for $990,000.

Style & Fashion
• Augmented reality is going to completely change how you update your wardrobe.

• Here’s the best trends for 2020 spotted so far at New York Fashion Week.

Events
East Elmhurst - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Valentine’s Day Market. Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd.

Flushing – 1 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio visits with small business owner. J Market, 136-20 Roosevelt Ave.

Flushing – 1:15 p.m. – Elected officials urge residents to shop in the neighborhood. Royal Queen, 136-20 Roosevelt Ave.

Long Island City – 5:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams hosts bail reform community information session. Queensbridge Senior Center, 10-25 41st Ave.

• Rego Park – 6 to 8 p.m. – Shape Up NYC: Galentine’s Day Silent Disco Fitness Party. Lost Battalion Hal Rec Ctr, 93-29 Queens Blvd.

• Kew Gardens – 6:30 p.m. – Design workshop for Queens borough-based jail. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Jamaica – 7 to 8 p.m. – Rhythm in the Water. Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177th St. & Baisley Blvd.

Corona – 7 to 9:30 p.m. – NYSCI After Dark: The Science of Sex. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

• Ozone Park – 7:30 p.m. – Meeting to address spike in crime hosted by Ozone Park Block Association. Deshi Senior Center, 83-10 Rockaway Blvd.

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

• Jamaica - 8 p.m. – Un Amore Grande. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

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February 13th, 2020 at 9:25 am

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