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Morning Buzz: New subway line could connect Queens to outer Brooklyn; Corey Johnson demands action from Carranza

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Friday, January 24

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 48 degrees.

Top Stories
• The CDC issues level three health warning for coronavirus, while the World Health Organization says it’s too early to declare the outbreak a global health crisis.

• MTA Chief Andy Byford, AKA “Transit Daddy,” resigned from his position.

• Three men were shot when gunfire erupted in Harlem, leaving one dead.

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Lunar New Year Parade  Sat Jan 25th  9:30 am  Join the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce at St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Ave for coffee, refreshments and live performances.  At 11am the parade begins at Union Street and 37th Avenue and stretches down Main Street, Flushing.
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Queens News
• A new subway line could connect outer Brooklyn and Queens, officials announce.

• City Council Speaker Corey Johnson demanded DOE boss Richard Carranza take action at a troubled Queens school.

• Cops believe a busted burglary crew is part of a nation-wide criminal operation based in Chile.

Politics
• The Supreme Court seems to be headed toward a decision that would unravel the current state of public school funding.

• The White House rolls out new rule to limit “birth tourism.”

Entertainment
• Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra is the first witness to take the stand in the trial against Harvey Weinstein.

• Miss Utah is the first openly queer contestant in the Miss USA pageant history.

Buzzing Back

• In 2006 Walt Disney announces the $7.4 billion purchase of Pixar.

• In 1968 gymnast Mary Lou Retton is born in Fairmont, WV.  She became the first woman ever to win the all-around gold medal at the 1984 Olympics.

Opinion
• The NY Post says Governor Cuomo’s cure for the state’s medicaid mess is to blame everyone else but himself.

• The Daily News claims that abuse of power is at the core of Congress’ impeachment power.

In the Blogs
• The Department of Buildings lifted a vacate order on a Sunnyside building, and the NYSC in it reopened.

• The third-annual Aquarius Sustainable Seafood Fest takes place in LIC this weekend.

Trending in New York
• #ImpeachmentTrials
• #RightMatters
Serena
• Joe Rogan
• #FridayFeeling

Scoreboard
• The Nets (18-25) fell to the L.A. Lakers, 113 to 128

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (12-33) host the Toronto Raptors at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Nets head to Detroit to take on the Pistons at 7 p.m.
• UFC Fight Night 166 takes place at PNC Arena in North Carolina, 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Knicks and the Nets face off at MSG. Tip off is at 6 p.m.

NFL PRO BOWL GAME
National Football Conference @ American Football Conference, 3 p.m.

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Nature Scavenger Hunt  Sat Jan 25th 11am-12:30pm  Use all of your senses and explore the park, searching high and low for clues with the Urban Park Rangers as your guide.  Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street & Juniper Blvd. North, Middle Village
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Real Estate
The Frito Lay company sold a Queens warehouse to logistics giant Prologis for $37.5 million.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 26th 12-2pm. 63-57 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village – One family Tudor across from Juniper Park has 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, hardwood floors, fireplace/, FDR, sliding door off dining room to large patio,.  Close to all!  $1.158M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 26th 12-2pm. 20-41 Himrod Street, Ridgewood - Two family rick in very good condition has 6 rooms over 5, finished basement, nice backyard.  1st flr is vacant.  Close to transportation.  $1.149M. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• Sold – Jamaica – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800 square foot apartment at 160-10 8th Ave. for $250,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Trailblazing Turkish chef Orhan Yegen, who most recently opened Astoria’s Lokanta, died of a heart attack this week.

• The Irish breakfast sandwich from Butcher Block in Sunnyside is Eater NY’s sandwich of the week.

Restaurant ABC’s – College Point
Grade A – Angelo’s Cafe and Grill, 11105 14th Ave. Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.
Grade B – College Point Diner, 1432 College Point Blvd. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Evidence of mice; Food not cooled by an approved method; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – DIY Karaoke, 2007 127th St. Evidence of mice; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Food contact surface not properly maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Facility not vermin proof.

Events
North Corona – 8:30 a.m. – NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and State Senator Jessica Ramos tour Jerome Hardeman Early Childhood Center. 29-49 Gillmore St.

Flushing – 1:30 to 2 p.m. – Friday Movie Matinee: “Judy” (2019).  Queens Library, 31-32 Union Street

Flushing – 5 p.m. – Property Tax Exemptions Enrollment Event.  Office of Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, 159-16 Union Tpke.

Jamaica - 8 p.m. – “Black Love”.  Black Spectrum Theater, 117-01 Baisley Blvd.

Rockaway Beach - 8:30 p.m. – Dave Clive Nawlins Funk Band.  Tai Bar, 375 Beach 92nd Street

Glendale - 8:45 p.m. – The Avenue Comedy Club. The Avenue Restaurant, 71-22 Myrtle Avenue

Saturday
Flushing – 9:30 a.m.- Lunar New Year Parade.  St George’s Church, 135-32 38th Avenue
Willets Point – 10 a.m.- Mets FANFEST.  CitiFIeld, 41 Seaver Way
Jamaica – 10 a.m.- Queens Borough President Candidate Debate.  Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center, 172-17 Linden Blvd.
Middle Village - 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m. – Nature Scavenger Hunt.  Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street and Juniper Blvd North
Kew Gardens – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.  Maple Grove Cemetery, 83-15 Kew Gardens Road
Flushing – Noon to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
Corona – 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. – Dog Man: The Musical.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Corona – 2 to 4 p.m. – Spooktacular: Out of This World’s Fair Fundraiser.  Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing - 2:30 to 4 p.m. – “All in the Family” Lecture.  Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Avenue
Forest Hills – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Cinema Saturdays: “Peter Pan” (Disney, 1953) Queens Library, 108-19 71st Avenue
Flushing - 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Lunar New Year Tinker Festival.  RSVP  Lewis Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street
Flushing – 3 p.m. – Grupo Rebolu: Season Welcome Party!  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Astoria – 6 p.m. – The Text Chainsaw Massacre Double Feature.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Jamaica – 8 p.m. – “Black Love”.  Black Spectrum Theater, 177-01 Baisley Blvd
Jamaica – 8 p.m. – Freestyle Fever.  Resorts World Casino NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
LIC – 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Sustainable Seafood Fest Aquarius.  The Foundry, 42-38 9th Street
Rego Park – 10:30 p.m. – Black Ice performs.  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd

Sunday
• Corona - 1 to 3 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration for Families.  Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Corona - 1 p.m., 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. – Dog Man: The Musical.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing - 2 p.m. – Classical Guitar from Argentina with Carlos Pavan.  Voelker-Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Avenue
Woodside – 2 to 8 p.m. – Sunnyside Art & Zine Fest.  Sunnyside Plays, 43-09 48th Avenue
Ridgewood – 3 to 6 p.m. – Made in Ridgewood.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue
Jamaica - 4 p.m. – “Black Love”.  Black Spectrum Theater, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.
Astoria - 8:30 p.m. – Blimpton – A Sketch Comedy Show. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

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January 24th, 2020 at 9:50 am

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Thursday, January 23

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 45.

Top Stories
• One person was killed and seven more injured in a mass shooting in downtown Seattle.

• China announced a quarantine of Wuhan – a city of 11 million people – to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

• Three U.S. firefighters were killed in a plane crash while battling wildfires in Australia.

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Black Love  Jan 24th – 26th Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 4pm An Adult Drama Class First Presentation. $20 Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd, Jamaica
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Queens News
• A Queens Civil Court judge was the first to win a competitive Democratic Primary in the borough in five decades.

• A bedbug sighting inside a subway control tower led to a nightmarish evening commute on subway lines along Queens Boulevard.

• Kew Gardens residents continue to push back against the city’s efforts to build a jail there, even after City Council approval.

Politics
• A bill that is expected to pass the City Council today would require stores in the city to accept cash as a form of payment.

• Political newcomers Kristina Naplatarski, Jesse Pierce and Samy Nemir-Olivares are running for district leader posts in Brooklyn.

Entertainment
Game of Thrones fans might get something they have been clamoring for - a new ending to the series.

• An accomplished fencer with a track record for training champions has opened his first academy in Queens.

Buzzing Back

• In 1956, rock-and-roll fans under 18 were banned from dancing in public in Cleveland unless accompanied by an adult.

• In 1951, pilot Chesley Sullenberger is born in Denison, Texas. In 2009, he safely landed his plane in the “Miracle on the Hudson.”

Opinion
• A writer for Slate says Republicans have grown bored with their impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

• The Long Island City Journal writes the FAA is doing a disservice by not considering options to a proposed LaGuardia Airport AirTrain.

In the Blogs
• A new French restaurant is opening on 71st Road in Forest Hills this weekend. Take a sneak peek at the menu.

• The public will have a chance to weight in on the proposed Queens Bus Resign plan at a workshop in Jamaica tonight.

Trending in New York
Zion
#ThursdayThoughts
Yeri
#seattleshooting
#MarchForLife

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (12-33) fell to the Lakers, 100-92.

• The Nets (18-24) get their turn against the Lakers tonight in Brooklyn at 8 p.m.

• Giants quarterback Eli Manning has announced that he is retiring from the NFL.

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Lunar New Year Tinker Festival  Sat Jan 25th 2:30-5:30pm Join us for a special Lunar New Year Celebration! All ages welcome. Free – RSVP Required. Lewis Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Rego Park was named one of the Historic Districts Council’s “Six To Celebrate” communities for 2020.

• For Sale – 162-34 99th Street, Howard Beach – One family w/ garage and backyard features 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, fireplace. Lower floor is a 1 BR, 1 bath walk-in apt. $699,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Rent – Glendale – Renovated 1 BR apt features LR, DR, EIK, 1 full bath. All utilities included. Hardwood floors, yard access.  Convenient to transportation. $1,700/month. ID #1364600. Carollo Rentals. 347-248-6530

• Sold – Four-bedroom, three-bath, 2,128-square-foot home at 85-31 90th Street in Woodhaven for $595,000.

Style & Fashion
• Missed out on the Vagina Candle? Not to worry, here’s five more Goop-y and Gwyneth Paltrow-approved products to tide you over until the restock.

• Here’s five ways to take a turtleneck from basic to bombshell.

Events
• Corona – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Councilman Francisco Moya hosts pop-up court with OATH to resolve city summons. District Office, 106-01 Corona Ave.

Jamaica - 2 to 4 p.m. – Classic Movie Thursday: The Talk of the Town (1942).  Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Queens Public Library Board of Trustees meeting. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Howard Beach – 8 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will be honored at the SSEU Local 371 Schoalrship Foundation Celebration. Russo’s on the Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd.

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January 23rd, 2020 at 9:06 am

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Morning Buzz: Additional footage of Jamaica rape suspect, Man shot in front of St. Albans home

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Wednesday, January 22

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 39 degrees.

Top Stories
• Republicans blocked subpoenas for new evidence and witnesses as the start of the Senate impeachment trial ran past midnight.

• A Washington state resident is the first person in the United States to catch the deadly Coronavirus from China.

• The Supreme Court refused to consider a fast-track review of a lawsuit threatening Obamacare.

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“All In The Family” Lecture Sat Jan 25th 2:30-4pm This wildly popular TV sitcom (1971-1979) was a touchstone to American life. Focus on how a show this controversial and boundary-breaking managed to become so widely beloved. Tickets. Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing.
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Queens News
• Police have released additional footage of the man wanted for rape in Jamaica.

• A man was fatally shot in front of his home in St. Albans.

• A hit-and-run driver received two to six years in prison for fatally striking a woman in Jamaica.

Politics
Jimmy Van Bramer has exited the special election for Queens borough president.

• In his budget address, Cuomo announced plans to overhaul Medicaid and cut local funds to face a $6.1 billion deficit.

Entertainment
Alicia Keys has announced her first tour in seven years, and released a date for her new album.

• Harvey Weinstein’s 11th-hour bid to move the trial out of New York City was denied.

Buzzing Back

• In 1981, the final portrait of John and Yoko is on the cover of Rolling Stone.

• In 1968, chef Guy Fieri is born in Columbus, OH. He became known for driving his red Camaro across America for his television show.

Opinion
• Mara Gay writes in the Times that Hillary Clinton shouldn’t disparage Democratic candidates and disrupt party unity.

• The Post says Eric Adams’s comments show why he is unfit to be mayor.

In the Blogs
• Facebook and Globetops donated laptops to support LIFE Camp’s violence reduction and intervention efforts.

• A new affordable industrial center has opened up in Ozone Park.

Trending in New York
Fairway
#ImpeachmentHearings
#MoscowMitchCoverUp
John Bolton
Kansas

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (29-15-5) topped the Rangers (23-21-4) at MSG, 4-2.

• St. John’s (12-8) fell to Marquette, 82-68.

• The Knicks (12-32) host LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers at 7:30 p.m.

• Derek Jeter is heading to the Hall of Fame, but fell one vote shy of being a unanimous choice.

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Queens Memory Wed Jan 22nd 6-8pm Attendees will learn how to capture the history of your family or neighborhood. RSVP. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside.
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed to build a 14-story, mixed-use building on this busy corner in Flushing.

• For Sale – 32-23 88th Street, #305, East Elmhurst - Large, spacious 1 BR, 1 bath co-op, dining room and kitchen.  Low maintenance.  Close to all.  $225,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• For Rent – College Point – Renovated 2 BR apt features L-shaped living/dining area, EIK w/ dishwasher, 1 full bath.  Shared use of backyard. Near shopping & transportation.  $1,800/month  Carollo Rentals  718-366-6636

• Sold – Woodhaven – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,120-square-foot house at 92-38 76th Street for $579,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Netflix added more paying subscribers than Wall Street expected as they face competition from Disney Plus.

• Fairway is planning to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and close all of its stores.

Events
South Ozone Park – Noon – Airport workers, elected officials and unions rally for “Healthy Terminals Act.” JFK Airport, Terminal 8 AirTrain stop.

Richmond Hill – 2 p.m. – Phagwah Parade Committee announces 2020 parade details. Villa Russo, 118-16 101st Ave.

Howard Beach - 4:30 p.m. – Escape the Room! Queens Library, 92-06 156th Ave.

Bayside - 6 to 8 p.m. – Queens Memory. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.

LIC – 6 to 9 p.m. – Sound River Collection Wedding Planning Event. Sound River Studios, 4-40 44th Dr.

Hillcrest – 6:15 p.m. – Queens SWAB monthly meeting. St. John’s University, 169-10 Goethals Ave., Room 209.

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Yaymakers: Paint Night. Bohemian Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Ave.

Ridgewood - 8 p.m. – Screening of “Amazing Grace” featuring Aretha Franklin’s 2-night performance at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in 1972. Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.

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January 22nd, 2020 at 9:04 am

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Tuesday, January 21

Weather
• Mostly sunny, clear skies. High of 33 degrees.

Top Stories
• Thousands of gun-rights activists demonstrated at the Virginia Capitol in protest of firearm reforms.

• In the wake of his impeachment trial, Trump’s lawyers say the case is “rigged” and should be dismissed.

• NYC educators pushed for teacher diversity on the steps of City Hall.

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Made in Ridgewood  Sun Jan 26th 3-6pm  Celebrating the movies filmed in Ridgewood. Free admission, donations appreciated.  Onderdonk House 1820 Flushing Avenue, Ridgewood
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Queens News
• A 109-year-old synagogue in Corona is trying to preserve its history.

• The body of a man was found burned and apparently bound in a Queens Village home under construction.

• A maniac rapist in a Queens alley threatened to kill his victim if she didn’t comply.

Politics
• Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang defends his frequent use of Asian stereotypes in jokes.

• And his opponent Michael Bloomberg shifts to support national paid sick leave, something he threatened to veto twice as NYC mayor.

Entertainment
• “The Price is Right” Music Week special features five days of performances by pop music favorites.

The author of “Cinderella Didn’t Live Happily Ever After” found that while more than half of Disney princes are happy, the same may not be true for princesses.

Buzzing Back

• In 1965, The Byrds recorded this song, which was produced by Terry Melcher, the son of this famous actress.

• In 1976 pop singer Emma Bunton is born in London.  She is one of the founding members of this all-girl group.

Opinion
• The NY Post says that profanity seen at the Women’s March proves protestors aren’t learning.

• In a piece for the Daily News in honor of Martin Luther King Day, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams explains why New Yorkers should make an effort to interact across racial and cultural divides.

In the Blogs
• We Heart Astoria starts off it’s Pod Save Astoria Week with “Keith and the Girl.”

• Book Culture LIC announced a special performance from Mozart for Munchkins.

Trending in New York
#Davos2020
• #BidenIsCorrupt
• #TuesdayMotivation
• #MidnightMoscowMitch
• Good Tuesday

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (12-32) beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 106 to 86.

• The Nets (18-24) fell to the Philadelphia 76ers, 111 to 117.

• The Rangers (23-20-4) host the Islanders (28-15-5) at Madison Square Garden. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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Sustainable Seafood Fest Aquarius  Sat Jan 25th 8pm-1am Featuring delicacies of the seas as well as a bevy of sustainable seafood purveyors and premium wines and liquors.  Tickets  The Foundry, 42-38 9th Street, LIC
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Real Estate
• Market values of NYC homes, apartments and commercial spaces are rising at their slowest rate in six years.

• For Sale – 60-79 71st Street, Maspeth – Single family brick features 3 BRs, 2 bath, full finished basement, 3 BRs, 2 bath.  Close to all. $748,000 Lou Pastorini  917-757-7567

• For Rent - Glendale – Newly renovated apt features 2 BRs w/ lots of sunlight, LR, DR, EIK w/ SS appliances.  Heat and water included.  Close to all.  $2,000/month  ID # 1365053  Carollo Rentals  718-366-6636

• Sold – Bayside – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 950 square foot apartment at 20945 26th Ave. for $473,700. Zillow.

Technology
• Huawei CFO Meng arrived at a Canadian court, as her U.S. extradition trial kicked off.

• Instagram deleted the IGTV button because hardly anybody was using it.

Events
Ridgewood - 6 to 8 p.m. – Queens Bus Redesign public input session. Greater Ridgewood Youth Council,  59-03 Summerfield St.

Flushing – 6 to 9 p.m. – Queens Borough President Candidate Forum sponsored by the Asian Americans for Equality.  Glow Community Center, 133-29 41st Avenue

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting.  Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.

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January 21st, 2020 at 9:02 am

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Morning Buzz: Suspect rapes woman in Jamaica alleyway, Residents evacuated for carbon monoxide situation

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Monday, January 20
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Sunny and cold with a high of 31 degrees.

Top Stories
• A gunman shot and killed two police officers in a quiet neighborhood in Hawaii.

• Hundreds rallied over the weekend for the fourth Women’s March in New York City.

• Prince Harry broke his silence on Megxit, saying he had “no other option” but to step back from his royal duties.

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Sound River Collective Wed Jan 22nd 6-9pm A free event for engaged couples to meet and mingle with local creative in the wedding and event industry. RSVP. Sound River Studios, 4-40 44th Dr., LIC.
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Queens News
• Police are searching for a man who dragged a woman into an alleyway in Jamaica and raped her.

• Sixty people were evacuated from a building in Flushing due to a carbon monoxide situation.

• Parents are asking for additional stop signs near MS 379 in College Point.

Politics
• Michael Bloomberg unveiled a multi-billion dollar initiative to provide economic justice for African-Americans.

• The Brooklyn Democratic Party’s incoming leader is vowing to boost the machine’s bad finances.

Entertainment
• Here is the complete list of winners from this year’s Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

Weekend Box Office
Bad Boys for Life: $59 million
Dolittle: $22.5 million
1917: $22.1 million
Jumanji: The Next Level: $9 million
Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker: $8 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1980, President Carter calls for Olympics to be moved from Moscow.

• In 1952, guitarist Paul Stanley is born in NYC. Since 1973, he has played with this glam-rock group.

Opinion
• In a break with convention, the Times endorses both Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for the Democratic primary for president.

• The Daily News says de Blasio’s new budget proposal restrains spending, but the payroll keeps growing.

In the Blogs
• The New York Irish Center is hosting the play “Appropriate” from January 27 to February 2.

• Learn more about the Museum of Moving Image’s exhibit on “2001: A Space Odyssey.

Trending in New York
#SAGAwards
49ers
#90DayFiance
Rangers
Robert De Niro

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (23-20-4) lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets, 2-1.

• The Islanders (28-15-5) fell to the Carolina Hurricanes in a shootout, 2-1.

• The Knicks (11-32) head to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers at 5 p.m.

• The Nets (18-23) host the Philadelphia 76ers at 3 p.m.

• LIU Brooklyn (9-9) visits Wagner at 4 p.m.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (8-9) heads to Mount St. Mary for a 7 p.m. showdown.

• NFL Conference Championships:
Kansas City Chiefs top Tennessee Titans, 35-24
San Francisco 49ers beat Green Bay Packers, 37-20.

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Spooktacular: Out of this World’s Fair Fundraiser Sat Jan 25th 2-4pm The most fun-filled and distinct costume party of the year! Performances, live music, face-painting, art-making, scavenger hunts, and tasty treat for all ages! Tickets. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
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Real Estate
• Broadway Stages is planning to bring another movie production studio to Astoria.

• For Sale – 76-22 57th Road, Middle Village – One family home on large 30×100 lot, 2 BRs, 1 bath, beautiful backyard with deck.  $729,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Rent – Glendale - 2 BR apt features LR, DR, EIK, small home office, 1 full bath.  Hardwood flooring, heat & water included.  $2,200/month  ID # 1365569  Carollo Rentals  718-366-6636

• Sold – Hollis – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,540-square-foot house at 197-12 89th Road for $765,000. Zillow.

Events
Woodhaven – 9 am to Noon – MLK Day of Service 2020: Forest Park Restoration. Oak Ridge, One Forest Pwky.

Far Rockaway – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders Jr. hosts community tech event in honor of MLK Blueprinters for Success. 10-45 Nameoke St.

Whitestone – 10 a.m. – Volunteers paint mural-inspired Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” in community center. CAP Whitestone, 163-59 17th Ave.

Forest Hills – 11:30 a.m. – Volunteers help serve lunch to seniors for MLK Day. Commonpoint Queens, 67-09 108th St.

Jamaica – 1 to 4 p.m. – Councilman I. Daneek Miller hosts Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration with elected officials. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.

Astoria – 8 to 10 p.m. – Plant Nite: Make a Succulent Terrarium. Katch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Ave.

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January 20th, 2020 at 9:12 am

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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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Morning Buzz: New Flushing waterfront plan draws new criticism, Sharon Lee on her journey to interim borough president

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Thursday, January 16

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of 49.

Top Stories
• Police in Suffolk County are set to release “previously undisclosed” evidence in the Gilgo Beach slayings that left eight women dead.

• The man accused in the anti-Semitic attack in Monsey had more than 20 prior run-ins with law enforcement.

• A teenager was slashed with a cane sword in East Harlem in a vicious attack that was caught on video.

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Let’s Make Comics  Fri Jan 17th  4-5pm Create your own mini-comics with picture book Mika Song. Recommended for ages 7-12. $25 drop-in  Sunnyside Plays, 43-09 48th Avenue, Woodside
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Queens News
• Officials at a troubled school in Bayside didn’t punish a student after he sexually assaulted a classmate last March.

• New York One has an in-depth interview with Sharon Lee on her unlikely path to interim borough president of Queens, from California to Wisconsin to NYC.

• A new plan to develop the Flushing waterfront is drawing criticism as it begins the ULURP process.

Politics
• Mayor Bill de Blasio is getting toasted for his latest food snafu after he tweeted his favorite way to enjoy a bagel.

• A former assistant district attorney is running for Queens borough president on a platform opposed to closing Rikers and newly enacted bail reform.

Entertainment
• Gwyneth Paltrow banned photographers from a presentation at the Javits Center this week discussing a new candle that smells like her vagina.

• Slate talks to a different sort of Jeopardy! legend, the woman who finished with the lowest score of all time, -$6,800.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976, this album by Peter Frampton is released and takes just five weeks to go Gold, reaching Platinum in less than three months.

• In 1980, stage actor Lin-Manuel Miranda is born in New York City. In 2015, he created this Broadway musical that was nominated for 16 Tony Awards.

Opinion
• Canada’s biggest newspaper – The Globe and Mail – writes in an editorial that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aren’t welcome in Canada.

• The Queens Ledger says it will be a massive failure if a special panel fails to come up with meaningful recommendations to address necessary repairs.

In the Blogs
• An Astoria councilman wants the city to add busways like the one on 14th Street in Manhattan to its redesign of the Queens bus network.

• A Queens councilwoman hosted an event that allowed some of her youngest constituents to donate their hair to provide high-quality wigs to young patients.

Trending in New York
Fultz
#LevSpeaks
#PresidentPelosi
#IStandWithBernie
#SeduceSomeoneInFourWords

Scoreboard
• The Nets (18-22) fell to the Sixers, 117-106.

• St. John’s (12-6) fell to Providence, 63-58.

• The Knicks (11-30) host the Phoenix Suns. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (28-13-4) host the Rangers (22-19-4) at Nassau Coliseum. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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How to Stop Procrastinating on Your New Year’s Resolutions Sat Jan 18th 2-3pm  Author David Parker leads you through some best practices for keeping your resolutions intact. Tickets  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Curbed declares Elmhurst is the most walkable neighborhood in Queens.

• For Sale – 61-16 62nd Street, Middle Village – Detached one family home features 3 BRs, detached garage w/extra parking, Anderson windows, hardwood floors, finished basement.  $759,000. O’Kane Realty 917-623-6306

• For Sale – 71-49 Metropolitan Avenue #5D, Middle Village – 2 BR, 2 bath condo with parking! Large LR w/ balcony, master BR has en suite, gym and storage. Close to all. $618,000. Lou Pastorini 917-797-7567

• Sold – Three-bedroom, three-bath, 1,400-square-foot single-family home at 97-31 87th Street in Ozone Park for $520,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s the best backstage photos from the Fall 2020 menswear shows in Paris.

• As if keeping those resolutions wasn’t hard enough, a shocking number of Americans worry about being mocked for their activewear while exercising.

Events
Jamaica – 2 to 4 p.m. – Classic Movie Monday: City That Never Sleeps (1953). Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

Forest Hills - 4 p.m. – MLK Jr. Day Crafts. Queens Library, 107-19 71st Ave.

• Oakland Gardens – 6:30 p.m. – Town Hall with Chancellor Richard Carranza. M.S. 74, 61-15 Oceania St.

Woodside – 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Association Meeting. St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 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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January 16th, 2020 at 9:10 am

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Morning Buzz: Corrections officers, inmates charged in smuggling scheme, Church tagged with MS-13 graffiti

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Wednesday, January 15

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump’s impeachment trial could begin by next Tuesday.

• Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn withdrew his guilty plea, claiming prosecutors acted in bad faith.

• It’s official: The greatest “Jeopardy!” contestant of all time is Ken Jennings.

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The Original Paint and Sip Party Wed Jan 15th 7-9pm “Spring Flowers” $37. Bourbon Street, 40-12 Bell Blvd., Bayside.
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Queens News
• Six corrections officers and 15 Rikers Island inmates were charged in a drug smuggling scheme.

• A Catholic church and school in Bayside were tagged with MS-13 graffiti.

• Far Rockaway is getting nearly 800 new affordable housing units.

Politics
• Elizabeth Warren appeared to snub Bernie Sanders’ post-debate handshake as the tension between them rises.

• The little-known Serve America Movement (SAM) party is suing the state over changes that could boot minor parties from the ballot.

Entertainment
• Popular Netflix show “You” has been renewed for a third season.

• Prince Harry can “have it his way” after Burger King offered the royal a job as he seeks financial independence.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972, this song by Don McLean hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

• In 1981, rapper Pitbull is born in Miami. This 2013 hit song topped the Billboard Hot 100 list for three consecutive weeks.

Opinion
• Former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman writes in the Daily News that New York should commit to making bail reform work.

• The Post agrees with AOC that the LaGuardia AirTrain is a worthless white elephant.

In the Blogs
• Congresswoman Grace Meng is hosting a supply drive for Puerto Rico all month long.

• The Center for Women of New York has appointed a new president and CEO.

Trending in New York
#CNNisTrash
#WednesdayWisdom
#ThingsYouShouldKnowBy18
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
#RealisticValentinesDayCards

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (11-30) fell to the Milwaukee Bucks, 128-102.

• The Nets (18-21) lost to the Utah Jazz, 118-107. They head to Philadelphia to face the 76ers at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (28-13-4) thrashed the Detroit Red Wings, 8-2.

• St. John’s (12-5) visits Providence for an 8:30 p.m. matchup.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (7-8) hosts LIU Brooklyn (7-9) at 7 p.m.

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Sustainable Crafts: Making Seed Paper and Nature Hike Sat Jan 18th 11am-12:30pm Learn the process of making seed paper, followed by a nature hike. All materials provided. Recommended for ages 8+. Alley Pond Park, Winchester Blvd. under the Grand Central Pkwy., Oakland Gardens.
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Real Estate
• A new study from the Citizens Budget Commission named NYC as the 8th most affordable big city in America.

• For Sale – 53-99 66th Street, Maspeth – Fully detached one family home on rare oversized corner lot features fenced in front and rear yards, easy parking, 3 BR, 1.5 bath, EIK w/ sliding doors lead to large private yard.  $798,000. Lou Pastorini. 917-757-7567 

• For Rent – Ridgewood - Renovated 3 BR semi-boxed apt features original details in LR, FDR, EIK, modern bath.  Close to transportation.  $2,500/month. #1363805. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Auburndale – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,830-square-foot house at 50-14 199th Street for $1.085 million. Zillow.

Business News
MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay casinos are being sold for $4.6 billion.

• Tiffany & Co. is temporarily moving its flagship location around the corner while renovating its current store.

Events
Flushing – 11 a.m. – City to announce new addition to IDNYC card and program benefits. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

Astoria – 11 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio, Comptroller Scott Stringer speak at groundbreaking for New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council and Hotel Association of NYC Queens Health Center. 43-06 38th St.

Ozone Park – 1 p.m. – Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design Center, Empire State Development, Economic Development Corporation to host opening of affordable industrial center. 101-01 95th Ave.

LIC – 5 to 7 p.m. – LICP Membership Celebration 2020. Manducatis Rustica, 46-35 Vernon Blvd.

East Elmhurst – 6:30 p.m. – Federal Aviation Administration hosts public information session on LaGuardia AirTrain environmental impact statement. New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott, 102-05 Ditmars Blvd.

Bayside - 7 to 9 p.m. – Paint & Sip Night: “Spring Flowers.” Bourbon Street, 40-12 Bell Blvd.

Jackson Heights – 7 p.m. – MTA to provide residents opportunity to discuss draft plan of Queens Bus Network Redesign. Southridge Building Rumpus Room, 33-04 93rd St.

Hillcrest – 7 p.m. – Queens Borough President Candidates Forum. Israel Center of Conservative Judaism, 167-11 73rd Ave.

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

Whitestone – 7:30 p.m. – We Love Whitestone Town Meeting. Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 150-05 12th Ave.

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January 15th, 2020 at 9:52 am

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