MORNING BUZZ (1/31): Lunar New Year a boost for Flushing, “I lift NY” cranes makes it to NYC & Friday events

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Friday, January 31st

Alternate Side parking is suspended. Meters still in effect
Weather
• Cloudy, with a high near 37

Top Stories
• ‘I lift New York’, the new massive crane that will help rebuild the Tappan Zee bridge made it’s 6,000 mile trip from California yesterday into New York.

A new batch of infected ‘zombie bees’ have been spotted in the North East after first being spotted on the West Cost fivve years ago

Lake Mead is drying up rapidly, making the residents of Las Vegas very worried about their water supply.

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The SuperBowl Murders! Sat. Feb 1st @ 8PM A comedy murder mystery dinner show – $45 per person. Call for reservations. Riccardo’s 21-01 24th Avenue, Astoria 718-721-7777
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Queens News
• This Lunar New year has been a big economic boost for the Flushing community.
• People For The Pavilion, an organization to preserve the New York State Pavilion held the first of several public discussion about the possible future of the Pavilion this past weekend.

 

• The newly elected president of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is looking to expand the organizations reach in helping local small businesses.

 

Entertainment
• Jerry Seinfeld revealed that there will be a ‘Sienfeld’ reunion very soon, but didn’t say in what capacity.

• The men the hit 90′s show ‘Full House’ reunited on Late night with Jimmy Fallon to perform a familiar routine from their show.

Opinion
• CNN asks congress to prove their commitment to helping clsoe the wage gap between men and women and not fake it like they did at the State of the Union address.

• The Post says NYC voters proved they are against raising taxes to fund universal pre-k by voting in larger numbers for Gov. Cuomo over Mayor de Blasio.

Scoreboard
• Knicks beat the Cavs 117-86. Check the recap here

• Rangers and Islanders face off for the second time this week at the 8 p.m. at the Garden.

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VIP Super Bowl Party! Sun. Feb 2nd 5:30PM All-Inclusive – includes 5 hour premium open bar, cocktail hour and game time sit-down dinner all for just $125 (dessert, tax & tip included). O’Neill’s 64-21 53rd Drive, Maspeth 718-672-9696 www.oneillsrestaurant.com
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Real Estate
• Latest news – This UES townhouse could be the most expensive home in the city.

• For sale – Maspeth – One family home that features six spacious 2nd Fl rooms, large living room, queen size master bedroom, modern kitchen, and shared yard. Dishwasher hook up available. Asking $1,800.
Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444
• For sale – Ridgewood – Great location. Six family brick home, newly renovated. Near Forest Ave. Gas heat and features new plumbing. Income requirement is $90k. Asking $1.3 million.

Krisch Real Estate 646-732-1019

 

• Sold - An eight bedroom, three bath multi-family home located at 10869 44th Ave. for  $677,136

 

 

 

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews

• PUBLIQuartet, a string quartet based in Maspeth, are bringing their twist on classical music to Forest Hills.

 

• The students of St. Stanislaus Kostka School are bringing their rendition of The Wizard of Oz to the stage this year.

 

Restaurant ABC’s – Rego Park 
Grade: A – Shalimar Diner - 6368 Austin St.

Grade: B – East Meets West - 65-07 Woodhaven Blvd. – Food not held at proper temperature, Appropriately scaled metal stem-type thermometer or thermocouple not provided or used

Grade: C - Bella Roza - 63-52 Booth St. - Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations, Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, Filth flies present,  Food not protected from potential source of contamination, Facility not vermin proof, Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events

• Bayside - 10 a.m. - State Sen. Tony Avella announces that he is rejecting his state-issued parking placard, Avella’s district office, 38-50 Bell Blvd.

Jackson Heights – 10:15 a.m. – Activists and community leaders hold a rally to Pressure Rep. Crowley on the TPP trade deal. Rep. Crowley’s District Office, 82-11 37th Ave.

Long Island City - 1:30 p.m. - Press conference at Urban Upbound’s free tax prep site to encourage New Yorkers to file taxes and to celebrate national EITC Awareness Day. 12-15 40th Ave.

• Woodhaven - 4 p.m. - Open Mic with the “Association of Artists and Writers.” Lefferts Library. 103-34 Lefferts Blvd.

Flushing – 8 p.m. – Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Young Joo Song, one of Korea’s leading Jazz pianists. Flushing Town Hall. 137-35 Northern Blvd.

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