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Homeland Security Secretary Kelly promises no mass deportations, TSA agents face disciplinary action for JFK airport breach

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Thursday, February 23

Top Stories 
•Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly promised Mexican officials there will be “no mass deportations” in the U.S.

•Officials released a DNA profile of the suspect involved in the murder of a NYC jogger in Massachusetts.

Queens News
•TSA agents responsible for the breach at JFK Airport are facing disciplinary action.

•Police are searching for a man wearing a red coat who robbed a Chase bank in Forest Hills.

•Elected officials are hosting a town hall meeting on the Calamus Avenue sewer project tonight.

Subway Status 
•4, 5 and 6 southbound trains are running with delays due to a rail condition at 125 St.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
•Delays on Grand Central Parkway westbound from 94th St to Exit 4 – I-278; West B-Q Expressway.

•Delays on Grand Central Parkway eastbound from 69th Road to I-678 – Van Wyck Expressway.

•Delays on I-678 southbound from 69th Road; Ramp to Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

•Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expressway and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

•Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Blvd and Exit 8 – Main St.

Sports
•The Knicks are traveling to Cleveland to take on the Cavs at 8 p.m.

•The Islanders are playing the Canadiens in Montreal at 7:30 p.m.

•The Rangers are visiting the Leafs. Puck drop is 7:30 p.m.

•LIU Brooklyn is taking on Mount St. Mary’s in Maryland at 7 p.m.

•St. Francis College is hoping to break their losing streak against Central Connecticut State College on the road. Tip-off is 7 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

The Big Bang Theory(NBC, 8 p.m.) – Raj finds himself in a cash crunch and turns to Sheldon for help. Meanwhile, Penny considers crashing the guys’ annual Comic-Con getaway.

How to Get Away With Murder (ABC, 9 p.m.) – A new angle in the DA’s case forces Annalise to change her strategy, and the Keating 4 react to a revelation about Wes’ death.

The Blacklist Redemption (NBC, 10 p.m.) – A routine trip to New York turns dangerous when ex-operative Tom Keen is recruited by a mercenary chief to help rescue a kidnapped CIA agent.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: The Office: Season One - A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.

Amazon Video: Spectre – A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization.

Hulu: Hoosiers – A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

Real Estate

•For Sale – Ridgewood – Six family brick home features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, EIK, LR and hardwood floors each apt. Full basement, backyard on 27×100 lot.  Asking $1,575,000  Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

•For Rent – Middle Village – Two bedroom apartment, one bathroom, eat-in kitchen, and dining room. Asking $1,800 Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

Local Eats of the Day

F. Ottomanelli Burgers & Belgian Fries
Located at 60-15 Woodside Ave.

Enjoy their popular bacon cheeseburger with a side of Belgian fries.

Click here to view their menu.

Local Events 
Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Library committees and Queens Public Library Board of Trustees to meet. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

Laurelton – 6:30 p.m. – Elected officials present a program on the contributions of African-Americans and Caribbean-Americans in the U.S. armed forces, American Legion Post 438, 240-08 135th Ave.

Woodhaven – 7 p.m. – Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez attends immigrant rights workshop. All Saints Episcopal Church, 85-45 96th St.

Maspeth – 7 to 9 p.m. – 15th Annual Relay for Life Kickoff Fundraiser. O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Drive.

Tech Tip of the Day 

Gmail tip: You can activate keyboard shortcuts on Gmail by going to Settings and checking Keyboard shortcuts on. You can view a list of the shortcuts by clicking here.
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February 23rd, 2017 at 4:20 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by The Maspeth Pizza House

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Thursday, February 23
Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 64 degrees.

Top Stories
• Dozens were arrested during protests in LA over an off-duty cop that fired his gun at a group of teenagers.

NASA discovered seven earth-sized planets orbiting a nearby star.

One winning ticket for the $435 million Powerball jackpot was sold in Indiana.

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2nd Annual Hawaiian Pig Roast Sat Feb 25th 8pm Don Ho your best Hawaiian clothes! Tiki drinks, Limbo contest, Hawaiian & Surf music. William Hallet, 36-10 36th Avenue, Astoria 718-269-3443
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Queens News
The old Kosciuszko Bridge will be blown up in order to expedite construction work.

• The 69-year-old grandmother that was punched outside of a Queens bodega last month has died. Prosecutors are seeking murder charges for her attacker.

Animal activists held a vigil in Queens for the bull that died while fleeing a slaughter house.

Politics
• The Trump administration revoked federal guidelines protecting transgender students’ bathroom rights.

• A new report says the City’s homeless crisis could cost $200 million more than the proposed budget for services. 

Entertainment
• New video shows Harrison Ford’s terrifying near plant crash.

• One of Katy Perry’s backup dancers fell off the state at the BRIT Awards. 
Buzzing Back

• In 1954 Children receive first polio vaccine

• In 1994 actress Dakota Fanning is born in Conyers, Georgia

Opinion
• The New York City Administration for Children’s Services will finally be run by a competent professional, the NY Daily News writes.

• Progressives aren’t just protecting law abiding immigrants if they give sanctuary to gang members, the NY Post says.

In the Blogs
• A 500-seat annex is coming to Francis Lewis High School. 

• The Richmond Hill Historical Society is hosting a free open meeting. 

Trending in New York
#ProtectTransKids
COMING UP ON
#WhatDrivesMeCrazy
#TellASadStoryInThreeWords
#ThursdayThoughts

Scoreboard
• Queens College (13-12) finished their regular season with a loss to Daemon on the road, 71-59.

• The Knicks (23-34) are traveling to Cleveland to take on the Cavs at 8 p.m.

• The Islanders (28-21-10) are playing the Canadiens in Montreal at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (38-19-2) are visiting the Leafs. Puck drop is 7:30 p.m.

• LIU Brooklyn (18-11) is taking on Mount St. Mary’s in Maryland at 7 p.m.

• St. Francis College (4-25) is hoping to break their losing streak against Central Connecticut State College on the road. Tip-off is 7 p.m.

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Grace Kelly Quartet Fri Feb 24th 8pm A multi-award winning jazz phenomenon and vocalist. $16 (free for teens age 13-19 w/ ID). Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Real Estate firms are upset over a new feature in the popular apartment hunting app Street Easy. 

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Six family brick home features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, EIK, LR and hardwood floors each apt. Full basement, backyard on 27×100 lot.  Asking $1,575,000  Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Multi use building, corner property w/ 2 apts, 1 store, 3 car garage.  Property is 3,000 sq. ft. Asking $1.275  Rosa – Winzone Realty  718-710-1967

• Sold – Flushing – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment on 150th Street for $280,000. Zillow.

Style & Fashion
• Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady are going to co-chair the Met Gala. 

• You can now own Emily Ratajkowski’s political protest t-shirt.

Events
Long Island City – 9:30 a.m. – The New York City Community Services Board meets with health department. Gotham Center, 42-09 28th St., Room 5-52.

Bayside – 10:30 a.m. – Assemblyman Edward Braunstein to protest governor’s proposed cuts to senior centers. Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave.

Queens Village – 11 a.m. – Senator Avella and seniors call on governor to not cut Title XX funding from senior centers. SNAP of Eastern Queens- 80-45 Winchester Blvd. Building #4.

Astoria – 12:30 p.m. – Midwinter Recess Family Program: Winnie the Pooh.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue

Woodhaven – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Kids Week Queens: Native American Pathways.  Forest Park Visitor’s Center, Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Drive

Richmond Hill – 1:30 p.m. – Officials discuss recent ICE actions in Richmond Hill. Sybil’s Bakery, 13217 Liberty Avenue.

Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Library committees and Queens Public Library Board of Trustees to meet. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard.

Laurelton – 6:30 p.m. – Elected officials present a program on the contributions of African-Americans and Caribbean-Americans in the U.S. armed forces, American Legion Post 438, 240-08 135th Ave.

Woodhaven – 7 p.m. – Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez attends immigrant rights workshop. All Saints Episcopal Church, 85-45 96th St.

Maspeth – 7 to 9 p.m. – 15th Annual Relay for Life Kickoff Fundraiser. O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Drive

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February 23rd, 2017 at 11:20 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Astronomers discovered seven earth-like planets, Queens woman dies from injuries caused by attack last October

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Wednesday, February 22

Top Stories 
•Astronomers discovered seven earth-like planets orbiting a nearby star.

•The Anti-Defamation national headquarters in Midtown Manhattan received a bomb threat by an anonymous caller.

Queens News
•A Queens woman who was punched in the head last October died from her injuries.

•The Kosciuszko bridge will be taken down this summer using a controlled implosion to speed up the new bridge’s construction.

•Francis Lewis High School will receive a new annex with over 500 seats to relieve overcrowding.

Subway Status 
•M trains are running with delays in both directions due to track maintenance at Middle-Village-Metropolitan Av.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
•Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expressway and Exit 33 – McGuinness Blvd; Humboldt St.

•Delays on I-678 northbound between Linden Blvd and Exit 8 – Main St.

Sports
Click here to read about the latest updates on the NBA trade deadline.

What’s On TV Tonight

The Goldbergs (ABC, 8 p.m.) – Beverly is on a mission to transform Adam into a teenage heartthrob after a local kid talent agent insists he’s only right for nerd roles.

Major Crimes (TNT, 9 p.m.) The murder of a young woman found in a river is investigated, but the division’s case is impeded by a secretive PI working for a tech-industry millionaire and also by a deputy chief who considers Sharon Raydor a rival.

Suits (USA, 10 p.m.) – When Mike’s class action hits a snag, it might cost him more than the case; Harvey, Louis and Rachel consider getting their hands dirty.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Captain America: Civil War - Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.

Hulu: Selma – A chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

Amazon Video: Creed – Former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Real Estate

•For Rent – Middle Village – One family house, three bedrooms, one bath, finished basement, garage and patio. Asking $3000 Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

•For Rent – Glendale – two bedroom apartment with modern kitchen and baths. Asking $2,200 Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

Local Eats of the Day

•Good Eats Diner
Located at 69-32 Grand Ave.
718-478-2420

Enjoy their large portions of traditional American diner food.

Click here to view their menu.

Tech Tip of the Day 
Word Tip: You can access the font menu on Microsoft Word without using your mouse by using CTRL + D (PC) or CMD + D (Mac).
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February 23rd, 2017 at 10:51 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Blossom Baby Expo

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Wednesday, February 22
Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 57.

Top Stories
• The Trump administration released new rules expanding the pool of undocumented immigrants targeted for deportation.

• Activists attached a “Refugees Welcome” banner on the Statue of Liberty to protest the travel ban.

• Amid backlash over his pedophilia remarks, Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from Breitbart News.

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Thunder Road Wed Feb 22nd 9pm A Bruce Springsteen tribute band. Bar 360 @ Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica
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Queens News
• A 19-year-old Salvadorian immigrant from Queens, who allegedly had gang ties, was deported by federal immigration agents.

• A bull that escaped a slaughterhouse and roamed the streets in Jamaica died after being tranquilized by police.

• Two fundraising efforts for Karina Vetrano’s suspected killer were shut down by their host websites.

Politics
• Congressman Hakeem Jeffries has not ruled out a mayoral run, and term-limited Councilman Dan Garodnick may also enter the fold.

• Mayor de Blasio has named David Hansell to lead the city’s embattled Administration for Children’s Services.

Entertainment
• Some David Bowie fans are raising money to erect a 3-story statue in his hometown.

• The plot and cast for next year’s Star Wars film on Han Solo has been announced.
Buzzing Back

• In 1980 the Olympic U.S. hockey team makes miracle on ice

• In 1975 actress Drew Barrymore is born in Los Angeles, California

Opinion
• Trump’s new, chilling immigration directives effectively creates a deportation force, the Daily News says.

• The Post says Mayor de Blasio should be humble and shouldn’t offer advice on crime to Chicago.

In the Blogs
• DICK’S Sporting Goods is opening a location in Glendale next month.

• Police in Ridgewood arrested two men after recovering 203 decks of heroin and $2,100 in cash.

Trending in New York
• Mania
Montreal
Enemy of the People
Stephen Miller
#InspiringWomanPBS

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (28-21-10) topped the Red Wings, 3-1.

• The Rangers (38-19-2) lost to the Canadiens in a shootout, 3-2.

• St. John’s (12-16) fell to Marquette, 93-71.

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Wingfest: Queens! Sat Feb 25th 11am-1pm or 2-4pm Get ready to feast on every variety and sample the best of the best from Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens’ favorite wing spots. $35 Studio Square, 35-33 36th Street, Astoria
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Real Estate
• A 10-unit apartment building is under construction on 31st Avenue in Astoria.

• For Sale – Middle Village – 1 family home, 20 ft sidehall, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, turn-key.  Finished basement w/ separate entrance. Private balcony, 1 car garage.  Call Angelo at 917-723-7300 for more details.

• For Rent – Middle Village – House for Rent! Huge LR, ultra modern kitchen, spacious bedrooms, 2.5 modern bath. Finished basement, porch room, backyard!  Asking $4000/month  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

• Sold – Springfield Gardens – A six-bedroom, five-bathroom, 3,000-square-foot house at 135-60 232nd Street for $745,000. Zillow.

Business News
• The owner of Burger King and Tim Hortons fast food chains is buying Popeyes for $1.8 billion.

• Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.48 billion, which is $350 million less than its original offer after the company’s cyber attacks.

Events
LIC – Noon to 2 p.m. – Introduction to Queens: Walking Tour of LIC.  2700 Queensboro Plaza So.

Astoria – 12:30 p.m. – Midwinter Recess Family Program: Winnie the Pooh.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue

Woodhaven – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Kids Weeks Queens: Nature Exploration.  Forest Park Visitor’s Center, Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Drive.

Elmhurst – 6 p.m. – Department of Transportation hosts Queens public transit plan workshop. Elmhurst Hospital Center, 79-01 Broadway.

East Elmhurst – 6 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James delivers remarks at NYC Corrections Guardians Associations Black History Celebration. Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd.

East Elmhurst – 6 p.m. – Congressman Joe Crowley hosts 18th annual Black History Month celebration. Bruno’s on the Boulevard, 88-25 Astoria Blvd.

Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Hell Gate Centenary Celebration Group meeting. Richardson by the Bridge, 24th Ave. and 21st St.

Jamaica – 6:30 p.m. – Elected officials host screening of PBS documentary “Black American Since MLK: And Still I Rise.” Jamaica Center for Arts Learning, 161-4 Jamaica Ave.

Jamaica – 7 p.m. – Autism Society Habilitation Association hosts community gathering on immigration. 164-13 Hillside Ave.

Jamaica – 9 p.m. – Thunder Road: A Bruce Springsteen tribute.  Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

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February 22nd, 2017 at 9:17 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Homeland Security released new immigration policies, Runaway bull dies after capture in Jamaica

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Tuesday, February 21

Top Stories 
•Homeland Security released its new immigration and border enforcement polices based on Trump’s executive orders.

•De Blasio announced David Hansell as the new commissioner of the Administration for Children’s Services.

Queens News
•A runaway bull from a slaughterhouse died after being captured by police hours later in Jamaica.

•Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblyman Brian Barnwell introduced legislation to change how area median income is measured.

•Students at Townsend Harris High School are planning a rally at city hall to remove the school’s interim acting principal.

Subway Status 
•4, 5, and 6 trains are running with delays due to signal problems at Grand Central-42 St. Some northbound 4 and 5 trains are running local from 14 St-Union Sq to 125 St.

•Northbound A trains are running local from Broadway Junction to Hoyt-Schermerhorn due to signal problems at Lafayette Av. Some southbound A and C trains are terminating at Chambers St.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
•Delays on Grand Central Parkway westbound between Exit 8 – Ditmars Blvd and Exit 4 – I-278; West B-Q Expressway.

•Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expressway and Morgan Ave.

•Delays on I-678 southbound between Interborough Parkway and 109th Ave.

•Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Blvd and Exit 10 – Grand Central Parkway.

Sports

•The Rangers are hosting the visiting Canadiens at 7 p.m.

•St. John’s is taking on Marquette in Wisconsin. Tip-off is 8 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

The Flash (CW, 8 p.m.) – Barry and his team travel to Earth-2 to rescue Harry from Gorilla City, but are captured and brought to Grodd. Meanwhile on Earth-1, Jesse and Kid Flash face a metahuman who can control gravity.

Maya Angelou: American Masters (PBS, 8 p.m.) – A profile of Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014), a poet, singer, dancer and civil-rights activist best known for her autobiography, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”.

This Is Us (NBC, 9 p.m.) – Randall and William take a road trip to Memphis, where Randall learns about his biological father’s past.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Finding Dory – A flash of memory drives Dory to seek out her past and reunite with loved ones with the help of her friends.

Hulu: Hubble – An IMAX 3D camera captures the efforts of seven astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis as they repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

Amazon: Pretty in Pink – A poor girl must choose between the affections of her childhood sweetheart and local rich kid Blaine.

Real Estate

•For Sale – Elmhurst – Detached single family on large 40×100 lot.  Three bedrooms, 3 full bath, LR, FDR, EIK.  Asking $769,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

•For Sale – Maspeth – Semi detached two family home. Five bedrooms, two bathrooms, finished basement, and detached two car garage. Asking $769,000 Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

Local Eats of the Day

de Mole
Located at 45-02 48th Ave.
Enjoy an order of chicken rolled in corn tortilla with mole poblano sauce, red rice, beans, onion and white cheese for                   only $13.50.

Call 718-392-2161 to place an order.

Local Events 
Corona – 6:30 p.m. – Advocates call on the City to lift the limit on street vendor permits. 9607 Roosevelt Ave.

Queens Village – 9 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James speaks at Queens Village Civic Association general meeting. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Academy, 92-80 220 St.

Tech Tip of the Day 

Quick Save: Use CTRL + S (PC) or CMD + S (Mac) to instantly save a file.
Have a tech tip to share? Contact us at queensnewsticker@queensledger.com.

 

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February 21st, 2017 at 4:22 pm

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Morning Buzz: Travelers breeze through JFK security lapse, Body of Queens man found in Brooklyn apartment building

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Tuesday, February 21

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 54 degrees

Top Stories
A pilot and four US tourists were killed when their plane crashed in Australia.

• Jewish community centers across the country received another wave of threats.

• A group of teens had to be rescued after falling through the ice and into Central Park Pond.

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Celebrate Black History Month: George Washington Carver Workshop Tues Feb 21st 1-2:30pm Students will follow in Dr. Carver’s steps, using plants to paint and create a healing lotion to take home. $6 per child. Reg Req: qbgfebruary.eventbrite.com Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Queens News
• The body of a Queens man was found dumped in the hallway of a Brooklyn apartment building. 

A Queens church is defying deportation orders with a message of inclusion.

• Nearly a dozen travelers were able to pass through airport security unchecked in a lapse at JFK Airport.

Politics
• After the state denied a plastic bag tax, Mayor Bill de Blasio is open to getting rid of them entirely. 

• President Trump named Lt. Gen H.R. McMaster as his new national security advisor. 

Entertainment
• Singer David Cassidy revealed he’s battling dementia. 

Kris Jenner offers new insight into how Keeping up the Kardashians will discuss Kim’s gunpoint robbery. 

Buzzing Back

• In 1981 Dolly Parton cements her crossover success as “9 to 5″ hits #1

• In 1979 actress Jennifer Love Hewitt is born in Waco, Texas

Opinion
• Governor Andrew Cuomo needs to stop delaying on appointing a new judge for a Manhattan court, the NY Daily says.

• New York City is smart to back away from zero tolerance policing, the NY Times says.

In the Blogs
The Port Authority is considering a new fee for trips too and from the airport.

• A new animated video is promoting the controversial Brooklyn-Queens streetcar. 

Trending in New York
#RejectedUsesForBeer
#QuestionsFromPets
4 US
#bfc530
David Cassidy

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (27-21-10)  are traveling to Detroit to take on the Red Wings. The puck will be dropped at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (38-19-1) are hosting the visiting Canadiens at 7 p.m.

• St. John’s (12-15) is taking on Marquette in Wisconsin. Tip-off is 8 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Charcuterie Masters Sat Feb 25th 5-10pm Taste more than 60 kinds of charcuterie w/ pairings of beer, wine and spirits. $60; VIP $100 Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Real Estate
• The Real Deal published a real estate investor’s guide to Queens. 

• For Sale – Elmhurst – Detached single family on large 40×100 lot.  Three bedrooms, 3 full bath, LR, FDR, EIK.  Asking $769,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Six rooms on second floor of private house near Fresh Pond Road and Grove Street.  All new appliances.  Asking $2300/month  Charles Rutenberg Realty  917-209-1596 or 718-744-4088 

• Sold – Flushing – An attached three-bedroom, two-bathroom home on 42nd Avenue for $1 million. Zillow.

Technology
• The first self-driving car on a professional race track ended the day with a crash.

• There’s a chance that the iPhone 8 could feature built-in facial recognition technology.

Events
Flushing - 11 a.m. – Assemblyman Ron Kim and colleagues announce plans to protect restaurants from unfair inspections. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard.

Bayside - 12:15 p.m. – Yoga @ The Castle.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue

Astoria – 12:30 p.m. – Midwinter Recess Family Program: Winnie the Pooh.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue

Flushing – 1 p.m. – Celebrate Black History Month: George Washington Carver Workshop.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street

Corona – 6:30 p.m. – Advocates call on the City to lift the limit on street vendor permits. 9607 Roosevelt Ave.

Queens Village – 9 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James speaks at Queens Village Civic Association general meeting. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Academy, 92-80 220 St.

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February 21st, 2017 at 9:04 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster named new national security advisor, Eleven unidentified passengers bypassed TSA at JFK airport

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Monday, February 20

Top Stories 
•Trump announced Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security advisor.

•Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations died in Manhattan after falling ill at the age of 64.

Queens News
•Eleven unidentified passengers bypassed TSA without being screened at JFK airport after an area was left unattended.

•Police are searching for two suspects who attacked and robbed nine victims in Elmhurst since January.

•Shia LaBeouf’s art group criticized the Museum of the Moving Image for shutting down the actor’s livestream.

Subway Status 
•2 and 3 trains are running local in both directions between 34 St-Penn Station and Chambers St. 1 Downtown trains are skipping 28, 23 and 18 St.

•7 Flushing-bound trains are skipping 33, 40, 46, 52 and 69 St.

•E Jamaica Center-bound trains are skipping 75 Av and Briarwood.

•F Jamaica-bound trains are skipping 75 Av, Briarwood and Sutphin Blvd.

•R Forest Hills-bound trains are running express from Queens Plaza to 71 Av.

•N Trains are running via the R in both directions between Canal St and 59 St, Brooklyn.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service an delays.

Traffic 
•Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expressway and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

•Delays on Grand Central Parkway westbound between Exit 7 – LaGuardia Airport and Exit 4 – I-278; West B-Q Expressway.

•Delays on Grand Central Parkway eastbound between 69th Road and Union Turnpike.

Sports
•The Sacramento Kings agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans.

What’s On TV Tonight

24: Legacy (FOX, 8 p.m.) – Grimes finds new information that could lead to the terrorists and passes it along to Carter. Elsewhere: Rebecca sequesters and questions Nilaa at the Donovan compound.

Jane the Virgin (CW, 9 p.m.) – Jane is offered a book deal and considers quitting her job. Meanwhile, a horrible discovery causes problems for the Marbella; Xo and Rogelio try to repair their friendship.

Bates Motel (A&E, 10 p.m.) – In the final season premiere, a troubling discovery emerges and Dylan and Emma receive a surprise guest.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season One – A woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over again in New York City.

Hulu: The Golden Girls Season One – The classic comedy series revolving around four previously married women living together in Miami Beach is now available on Hulu.

Amazon Video: The Newsroom Season One – A newsroom undergoes some changes in its workings and morals as a new team is brought in.

Real Estate

•For Sale – Bayside – Windsor Oaks Co-Op, 2nd flr unit.  Large, renovated EIK, private entrance, 2 parking stickers, close to schools and buses.  Pets allowed.  Asking $256,000  Landmark International Real Estate  718-898-8300

•For Sale – Maspeth – Two family home, five bedrooms, two baths, finished basement and detached two car garage. Asking $769,000 Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

Local Eats of the Day

•Homemade Taqueria
Located at 71-03 Grand Ave.

Enjoy their taco, quesadilla, and tostada combo for only $9.95.

Click here to place an order online.

Local Events 
Long Island City – 7 p.m. – Sacred Sound Journey. SacredWaters. 5-35 51st Ave.

Tech Tip of the Day 

Quick Log Off: Use Windows Key + L (PC) or CMD + Shift +Q to log off current user.
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February 20th, 2017 at 4:58 pm

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Morning Buzz: Cops investigate toddler’s death in College Point, Man tries to slap Big Sean in Ridgewood

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Monday, February 20
Alternate-side Parking is suspended for Washington’s birthday. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• A memo circulating the Department of Homeland Security calls for aggressively detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants.

• Trump’s revised travel ban will likely include the same seven Muslim-majority countries listed in the original executive order.

• The FBI is pursuing at least three separate probes into Russia’s alleged hacking of U.S. presidential elections.

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Relay for Life of Middle Village 15th Anniversary Kickoff Thurs Feb 23rd 7-9pmFundraiser to celebrate and honor local cancer survivors. Opportunity to sign up for this year’s relay held in Juniper Valley Park this June. O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Drive, Maspeth
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Queens News
• No injuries were reported after a defective cable caused three manholes to smoke in Forest Hills.

• Police are investigating the mysterious death of a 7-month-old boy in College Point.

• A man tried to slap rapper Big Sean at an album signing event in Ridgewood.

Politics
• Breibart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, slated to speak at a conservative conference, was shown on video speaking tolerantly of pedophilia.

• Governor Cuomo wants the mainline Senate Democrats to lessen tensions with the IDC.

Entertainment
• Here’s the complete list of winners for this year’s Writers Guild of America Awards.

Weekend Box Office
The LEGO Batman Movie - $34 million
Fifty Shades Darker – $21 million
The Great Wall – $18 million
John Wick: Chapter Two – $16.5 million
Fist Fight – $12 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1962 Mercury astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth.

• In 1967 Nirvana vocalist and lead man Kurt Cobain is born in Aberdeen, Washington 

Opinion
• To address the affordable housing crisis, the Daily News advises Mayor de Blasio to unleash basement apartments.

• As NYCHA buildings continue to age, it’s time to think about a future with no public housing, the Post says.

In the Blogs
• The comment section of the Queens Post websites will soon be changed.

• Shia LaBeouf is moving “He Will Not Divide Us” from Museum of the Moving Image to New Mexico.

Trending in New York
Cousins
Boogie
Buddy
#StrandedBae
Good Monday

Scoreboard
• The West topped the East in the NBA All-Star Game, 192-182. Hometown star Anthony Davis took MVP honors.

• The Islanders (27-21-10) beat the New Jersey Devils, 6-4.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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The Beauty of Ballet Sun Feb 26th 1pm & 3pm The 45-minute, family-friendly presentation will illustrate how students develop into accomplished classical ballet dancers. For ages 4+ w/ Free Admission. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So, Corona
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Real Estate
• A Queens-based developer has filed plans for 47 new condos in Woodside.

• For Sale – Bayside – Windsor Oaks Co-Op, 2nd flr unit.  Large, renovated EIK, private entrance, 2 parking stickers, close to schools and buses.  Pets allowed.  Asking $256,000  Landmark International Real Estate  718-898-8300

• For Sale – Corona – One family on large 25×146 lot. Building is 22×38 feet.  Great location, close to shops and transportation.  Asking $775,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Bayside – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 210-17 42nd Avenue for 1.025M. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Two men approached a 28-year-old man and punched him in the face on Saturday morning, according to police. They took the victim’s cell phone and $315.

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February 20th, 2017 at 4:40 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Scott Pruitt confirmed as head of EPA, NYPD detectives arrested for lying about gun possession arrest

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Friday, February 17

Top Stories 
•Scott Pruitt, an opponent of the Environmental Protection Agency, was confirmed as the agency’s new head.

•ICE released information indicating that 38 out of 41 illegal immigrants arrested in New York City had criminal convictions.

Queens News
•Two police detectives were arrested for allegedly falsifying a gun possession arrest in 2014.

Astoria tenants facing eviction filed a lawsuit against a religious group that owns their building.

•Forest Hills will host the Queens Stands Together Rally to promote the borough’s unity and diversity.

Subway Status 
•F trains are running with delays after an earlier incident at York St.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service an delays.

Traffic 
•Emergency construction on I-278 westbound approaching Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge left lane closed until further notice.

•Delays on I-495 lower level westbound between 48th St; Ramp and Exit 17E – I-278.

Sports
Saturday
•The Islanders start a home-and-home series with the Devils in New Jersey at 7 p.m.
Sunday
•The Rangers are in Washington to skate against the Capitals at 12:30 p.m.
•This time the Islanders host the Devils in Brooklyn at 6 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

Grimm (NBC, 8 p.m.) – Rosalee surprises Monroe with a getaway for his birthday with the gang. However, a hotel employee targets Nick. Meanwhile, Eve gets a visit from a familiar dark force; and Capt. Renard’s weekend with Diana is interrupted when a former friend decides to get even.

NBA Rising Stars Challenge (TNT, 9 p.m.) – Top rookies and second-year players are showcased in a U.S. vs World format hosted in New Orleans.

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives (FOOD, 9 p.m.) – Guy visits an Irish pub in Louisville serving up cottage pie and a lamb-cabbage specialty. Then, in Charlotte, he tastes Asian-barbecue fusion. Finally, he stops at a burger joint known for creative toppings, including sweet potato, Brie and house-made pimento cheese.

Top Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: House of Cards – A Congressman works with his wife to get revenge on the people who betrayed him.

Amazon Video: Interstellar - A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival as conditions on Earth deteriorate.

Hulu: Twin Peaks – An FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the peculiar town of Twin Peaks.

Real Estate

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 18th 12-2pm  86-11 34th Avenue, Jackson Heights – Beautiful 2 bedroom co-op features EIK, LR, laundry facilities all within walking distance to shops, restaurants and trains!  Asking $345,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

•For Sale – Middle Village – Semi Detached Two Family Home. Five bedrooms, two bathrooms, modern kitchen, two car detached garage. Asking $768,00 Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

Local Eats of the Day

Maspeth Pizzeria
Located at 71-09 Grand Ave.

Enjoy their popular OMG hero create your own pizza with three toppings for only $10.

Click here to order online.

Local Events 
• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Lunar New Year Show Puppet Slam. Flushing Town hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Cillian Valleley & Kevin Crawford Live. NY Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave.
• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Screening of The Last Waltz. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Middle Village – 8 p.m. – Darts4Autism Tournament. Pat’s Sports Bar, 73-13 Metropolitan Ave.

Saturday
• Elmhurst – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Flea Market. Italian Charities, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
 Flushing – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Great Backyard Bird Count. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
• Bayside – Noon to 4 p.m. – 16th Annual Bayside Historical Society Art Show. 208 Totten Ave.
• Glendale – Noon to 4 p.m. – Kueber Realty Anniversary Party. 67-13 Myrtle Ave.
• Astoria – 1 p.m. – Screening of The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Astoria – 4:30 p.m. – Screening of Shine a Light: A Rolling Stones Concert.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Astoria - 7 p.m. – Screening of The Last Waltz.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Sunday
• Corona – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Little Makers: Magnetic Explorations. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.
• Bayside – Noon to 4 p.m. – 16th Annual Bayside Historical Society Art Show. 208 Totten Ave.
• Astoria – 2 p.m. – Screening of George Harrison: Living in a Material World.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Astoria – 3 p.m. – Thwarted Lives of NYC.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Flushing – 5 p.m. – Korean Traditional Marching Band. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Screening of Shine a Light: A Rolling Stones Concert.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Screening of The Last Waltz. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Astoria - 7 to 9 p.m. – Trivia for a Cause. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Tech Tip of the Day 

Google Easter Egg – You can unlock and play “PAC-MAN” by searching “pacman” on Google using your computer or cellphone.

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February 17th, 2017 at 4:36 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Robert Miklos, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Attorney

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Friday, February 17

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 44. Saturday warms to a high of 59. Sunday will be partly cloudy with a high of 62.

Top Stories
• Trump’s pick to replace Michael Flynn as national security adviser reportedly turned down the job.

• A warrant has been issued for Jets star Darrelle Revis after he got into a street fight in Pittsburgh.

• Immigrants across the country closed down their stores and skipped school in protest of Trump’s policies.

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Darts4Autism Tournament Fri Feb 17th 8pm A fundraiser to benefit Play4Autism. $20 Entry Fee, Winner receives 50% of entry fees, Raffles & Runner-up trophies. For more info, all Joanne 718-440-9863 Pat’s Sports Bar, 73-13 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village
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Queens News
• Five cops are off the hook in the 2010 violent arrest of fellow officer Larry Jackson in Jamaica.

• Two Queens officers were indicted for lying in court documents and proceedings about a gun arrest.

• A new IDNYC pop-up site has opened at a senior center in Flushing.

Politics
• President Trump’s marathon press conference had plenty of jaw-dropping lines.

• Comptroller Scott Stringer seemed to indicate he won’t run for mayor, but continued to bash de Blasio.

Entertainment
• All five members of NSYNC are reuniting this year to receive their star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

• Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki is now dating former Knicks standout David Lee.

Buzzing Back

• In 1966, Brian Wilson records the first take of “Good Vibrations.

• In 1963, Michael Jordan is born in Chicago.

Opinion
• Congress must probe Trump’s denials about his connections to Russia, the Daily News says.

• The Post calls the New York Times’ latest story on Trump “bogus” and “propaganda.”

In the Blogs
• Police in Woodhaven are warning residents about a check-washing scam.

• An argument at the Main Street station led to a brutal beating.

Trending in New York
• Pruitt
Houston
Celtics
Kane
Marc Jacobs

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (26-20-10) topped the Rangers (37-19-1) in the crosstown matchup, 4-2.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Saturday
• The Islanders start a home-and-home series with the Devils in New Jersey at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Rangers are in Washington to skate against the Capitals at 12:30 p.m.
• This time the Islanders host the Devils in Brooklyn at 6 p.m.
• The NBA All-Star game gets underway at 8 p.m. on TNT.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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George Harrison: Living in a Material World Sun Feb 19th 2pm This portrait of George Harrison offers an intimate look at his life, music, and spiritual journey. Part of Martin Scorsese Retrospective $15 Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• New York City is the second most expensive place to rent behind San Francisco.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 18th 12-2pm  86-11 34th Avenue, Jackson Heights – Beautiful 2 bedroom co-op features EIK, LR, laundry facilities all within walking distance to shops, restaurants and trains!  Asking $345,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Rent – Maspeth – Beautiful house rental.  Three bedrooms w/ loft, wood floors, central a/c in every room. Great location, close to transportation and shopping. Call Marie Breslin  O’Kane Realty  917-623-6306

• Sold – Little Neck – A 3-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom house at 239-53 66th Avenue for $754,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
The Trestle is now open on Broadway in Astoria.

• You’ve heard of Joe’s Shanghai, but have you been to this other soup dumpling spot in Flushing?

Restaurant ABC’s – Jamaica
Grade A – Island Rage, 180-02 Hillside Ave. – Food contact surface not properly washed
Grade B – Ni-Na-Ab, 87-82 Parsons Blvd. – Hot food not held above 41 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Personal cleanliness inadequate
Grade C – Guatelinda, 170-18 Jamaica Ave. – Hot food not held above 41 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Filth flies

Events
Bayside – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – 16th Annual Bayside Historical Society Art  Show. 208 Totten Ave.

LIC – 10 a.m. – LEAP’s 15th annual student art show. Citigroup Building Atrium 1 Court Sq.

Astoria – 11 a.m. – Legal Aid Society and elected officials announce lawsuit to protect tenants from eviction. New York School of Urban Ministry, 31-10 47th St.

Bayside – 11 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella and civic leaders demand DEP grant a bioswale opt-out option. 200-15 36th Ave.

Flushing – 7 p.m. – Lunar New Year Show Puppet Slam. Flushing Town hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Cillian Valleley & Kevin Crawford Live. NY Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave.

Astoria – 7 p.m. – Screening of The Last Waltz. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Middle Village – 8 p.m. – Darts4Autism Tournament. Pat’s Sports Bar, 73-13 Metropolitan Ave.

Saturday
Elmhurst – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Flea Market. Italian Charities, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Flushing – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Great Backyard Bird Count. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
Bayside – Noon to 4 p.m. – 16th Annual Bayside Historical Society Art Show. 208 Totten Ave.
Glendale – Noon to 4 p.m. – Kueber Realty Anniversary Party. 67-13 Myrtle Ave.
Astoria – 1 p.m. – Screening of The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Astoria – 4:30 p.m. – Screening of Shine a Light: A Rolling Stones Concert.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Astoria - 7 p.m. – Screening of The Last Waltz.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Sunday
Corona – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Little Makers: Magnetic Explorations. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.
Bayside – Noon to 4 p.m. – 16th Annual Bayside Historical Society Art Show. 208 Totten Ave.
Astoria – 2 p.m. – Screening of George Harrison: Living in a Material World.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Astoria – 3 p.m. – Thwarted Lives of NYC.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
Flushing – 5 p.m. – Korean Traditional Marching Band. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Screening of Shine a Light: A Rolling Stones Concert.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Astoria – 7 p.m. – Screening of The Last Waltz. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Astoria - 7 to 9 p.m. – Trivia for a Cause. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

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February 17th, 2017 at 2:05 pm

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