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Friday, January 17

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy. High of 49 degrees.

Top Stories
• Details of Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy suggest he was murdered, says a pathologist.

• Attorneys general in 14 states, the District of Columbia and New York City are suing the Agriculture Department over food stamp rules.

• US troops were injured in an Iran missile attack last week, despite Pentagon initially saying there were no casualties.

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Black to the Future  Sat Jan 18th 2-5pm  Youth Empowerment Day with Special Guest Speaker Marc Lamont Hill, host of BET News & a political contributor for CNN.  $15  Black Spectrum Theatre,  177-01 Baisley Blvd, Jamaica
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Queens News
• A 67-year-old woman was killed in Flushing by a piece of plywood that fell from scaffolding.

• The Richmond Hill attacker was indicted on the murder of a 92-year-old woman.

• Queens native Awkwafina becomes ‘voice’ of the 7 train for a week.

Politics
• The Senate voted to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and updated version of NAFTA.

• It also accepted the House’s articles of impeachment, making Trump the third president in history to go to impeachment trial.

Entertainment
• Demi Lovato was announced as the Super Bowl 2020 national anthem singer.

• Netflix is projected to spend more than $17 billion on content in 2020.

Buzzing Back

• In 1966 NBC Television green lights “The Monkees”.

• In 1922 TV actress Betty White is born in Oak Park, IL.  In 2010, at 88 years old, she became the oldest person to host this late night show.

Opinion
• The NY Post argues De Blasio’s sanctuary city policy is leaving NYC more dangerous by the day.

• The Daily News poses the risks of eliminating NY Regents diplomas concerning graduation standards.

In the Blogs
• Signage has appeared for a modern Asian pop-up restaurant at 25-34 Jackson Ave.

• The first Mandarin language immersion preschool, a new Bilingual Montessori, opened in LIC.

Trending in New York
• #BlackSwan
• Eminem
• #BettyWhite
• #FridayFeeling
• Mac Miller

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (11-31) fell to the Phoenix Suns, 121 to 98.

• The Rangers (23-19-4) topped the Islanders (28-14-4), 3 to 2.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Saturday
• The Islanders face the Washington Capitals at 1 p.m.
• The Nets (18-22) play the Milwaukee Bucks at 6 p.m.
• The Knicks host the Philadelphia 76ers at MSG. Tip off is 7:30 p.m.
Sunday
• The Islanders take on the Carolina Hurricanes at 5 p.m.
• The Rangers host the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.

NFL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Tennessee Titans @ Kansas City Chiefs, 3:05 p.m.
Green Bay Packers @ San Francisco 49ers, 6:40 p.m.

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Lunar New Year Tradition: Puppet Making & Dragon Walk  Sat Jan 18th  2pm  Celebrating The Year of the Rat using live drawing to adapt “The Cat and The Rat” from the famous legend of the Chinese zodiac story. Make your own puppet.  Tickets  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey sold an Astoria apartment building for $35 million.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 19th 12-3pm  69-24 68th Street, Glendale - One family home in great location and close to all. 3 BRs, 2 full bath, EIK, LR & DR.  Full basement w/ storage and laundry, central a/c, driveway, 1 car garage.  $659,000. CB  Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 19th 12-2pm 162-34 99th Street, Howard Beach – One family home w/ garage and backyard.  Mother/daughter layout on 3 levels has 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, sunroom, renovated EIK w/ dishwasher, FDR, LR w/ fireplace.  $699,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Rosedale – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,175 square-foot multi-family home at 243-43 145th Ave. for $560,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• As Woodhaven’s Neir’s Tavern avoids closure, activist say the larger issue of rent hikes still plagues NYC’s food-service industry.

• Xi’an Famous Foods will remain closed indefinitely in the aftermath of a fire at the noodle joint last week.

Restaurant ABC’s – Hillcrest
Grade A – Sweet Cats Cafe, 16817 Union Tpke. Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Burgers Plus, 14741 Union Tpke. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Zen Fusion Cuisine, 7928 Parsons Blvd. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Personal cleanliness inadequate; Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Thawing procedures improper; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.

Events
Belle Harbor – 9 a.m. – Active shooter response training. St. Francis De Sales Catholic Academy, 219 Beach 129th Street

Flushing – 12:30 to 2 p.m. – Friday Movie Matinee: “Apollo 13″ (1995).  Queens Library, 31-32 Union Street

Bayside – 4:30 to 4 p.m. – Northeast Queens elected officials announce bus redesign workshops. 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C.

Woodside – 4 to 5 p.m. – Let’s Make Comics.  Sunnyside Plays, 43-09 48th Avenue

Queens Village – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – The Original Paint & Sip.  Mateus’ Restaurant & Bar, 222-07 Jamaica Avenue

Jamaica – 8 p.m. – Southern Queens Park Association Inc. 44th Anniversary. 177-01 Baisley Blvd.

Saturday
Jamaica – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Pre-Lunar New Year Gala. Resorts World Casino New York City, 110-00 Rockway Blvd.
Oakland Gardens – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Sustainable Crafts: Making Seed Paper and Nature Hike.  Alley Pond Park, Winchester Blvd under the Grand Central Pkwy.
Bayside – 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Saturday Morning Movie:”Spider-Man: Far From Home”. (2019) Queens Library, 214-20 Northern Blvd.
Flushing – 2 p.m. – Lunar New Year Tradition: Puppet Making & Dragon Dance.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Forest Hills – 2 to 3 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration.  Queens Library, 107-19 71st Avenue
Astoria – 2 to 3 p.m. – How to Stop Procrastinating on your New Year’s Resolutions.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
LIC – 2 to 4 p.m. – Plant Nite: Make a Succulent Terrarium.  Clear Lake Restaurant, 44-29 9th Street
Jamaica – 2 to 5 p.m. – Black to the Future.  Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.
Fresh Meadows – 2:30 p.m. – Name That Tune. A guessing game of music from the 60s to present.  Queens Library, 193-20 Horace Harding Expwy.
Forest Hills - 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Cinema Saturdays: “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” (2019) Queens Library, 108-19 71st Avenue
Rego Park - 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. – Good Grief performs.  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.
Sunday
Jamaica – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Pre-Lunar New Year Gala. Resorts World Casino New York City, 110-00 Rockway Blvd.
Astoria - Noon to 2 p.m. – Special Effects Make-Up Class: Bruises, Abrasions & Burns.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
Flushing – 2 to 4 p.m. – Free Film Screening: “Get Out”.  RSVP  Lewis Latimer Museum, 34-41 137th Street
Jamaica – 4 to 6 p.m. – Are You Sick of Being Sick and Tired? Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.

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January 17th, 2020 at 8:54 am

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