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MORNING BUZZ (1/17): Rare bird disrupts rebuilding of Rockaway boardwalk, 7 train riders get ready for headache & Friday events

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Morning BUZZ: In 3 minutes – top 20 news items in 20 words or less at 8 a.m. daily.

Friday, January 17th
Weather
• Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Slight chance of rain or snow later tonight

Top Stories
• Police are checking to see if a arm and leg that washed up on the shore in College Point are those of missing Queens teenager Avonte Oquendo

• President Obama today will call for an end to the NSA’s control of phone data they collect from millions of Americans.

• Air pollution in China reached dangerously high levels yesterday as it engulfed Beijing.

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Free Tours at the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir  Sat. Jan 18th 10AM Enjoy the beautiful plants and wildlife of this hidden area that has been reclaimed by nature. Led by the Urban Park Rangers. Meet at main Reservoir entrance (across the street from the Highland Park/Vermont Place parking lot).
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Queens News
• The rebuilding of the Rockaway board is being delayed by the discovery of a rare bird species that nests in the area.
•  Because of several years of noise complaints and reports of nightly mischief, the 104th Precinctannounced they will close down Highland Park after 9 p.m in Woodhaven.

 

• Riders on the 7 train should prepare for some serious inconvenience as the line will undergo 15 weekends of repair between mid-February and mid-July.

 

Entertainment
Here is the list of the 86th Annual Academy Award nominees.

• Russell Johnson, the actor who played “The Professor” on “Gilligan’s Island,” passed away yesterday at the age of 89.

Opinion
Is extended ferry service from the Rockaways to lower Manhattan a good idea?

• The NY Times thinks the idea and implementation of democracy across the Middle East has seen mixed results.

Scoreboard
• Nets topped Atlanta 127-110. Check the recap here.

• Knicks fell to the Pacers 117-89. Check the recap here. Kicks take on the Clipper tonight at 7 p.m at the Garden

• Rangers shut out Detroit 1-0. Check the recap here.

• Islanders topped Tampa bay 2-1. Check the recap here

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The LIC One-Act Play Festival 2014   Every Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun thru Feb 1st @ 8PM A competition style one-act play festival where prizes are offered and the best advance to the final round. For more info, log onto: www.secrettheatre.org The Secret Theatre 44-02 23rd Street, LIC
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Real Estate
• For rent – Ridgewood – Two bedroom, comfy apt. for rent. On metropolitan and Forest Ave. Rent is $1500.
Castoria Real Estate
• For sale – Forest Hills – Great studio co-op for sale. Located in the Alderton. Efficiency kitchen, living area and bath. Low maintenance fees. Asking $109,000

CB Kueber Realty

 

• Sold - A 1260 square foot, single family home located at 15031 60th Ave. in Flushing for $510,000

 

 

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews

• After serving the Rego Park community for more than 65 years, Joe Abbracciamento’s Restaurant and Catering will close its doors for good in March.

 

• The new rebuilt Rockaway boardwalk will feature a marquee of it’s namesake that can be seen from the sky.

 

Restaurant ABC’s – Elmhurst 
Grade: A – M2N Buffet – 40-12 82 St.

Grade: B – Elmhurst Famous Pizza – 83-07 Broadway – Evidence of live mice, Personal cleanliness inadequate, Food contact surface not properly cleaned, Facility not vermin proof.

Grade: C – Taste Good Malaysian Cuisine – 82-18 45 Ave. – Food not held at proper temperature, Live roaches present, Food not protected from potential source of contamination, Facility not vermin proof

 

 

Events

• Oakland Gardens – 9:30 a.m. – NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer speaks at the U.S. Department of State National Blue Ribbon Schools Celebration, P.S. 46 Alley Pond School, 64-45 218th St.

Astoria – 10 a.m. – Councilman Costa Constantinides holds a press conference to call for better traffic safety on 21st Street. 21 Street & 33 Road

Long Island City – 11 a.m. – State Sen. Michael Gianaris, Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer, Danny Dromm, Julissa Ferreras and Peter Koo rally against disruptions on No. 7 Line, outside Dorian Café, 10-01 50th Ave.

Whitestone – 3 p.m. – The Divas of Jazz, Featuring the Tranchinas. A free concert. Whitestone Library. 151-10 14 Rd.

Far Rockaway – 7 p.m. – 100th Precinct Community Council Annual Chili Cook-Off. Knights of Columbus. 333 Beach 90th St.

Written by QTadmin

January 17th, 2014 at 5:25 pm

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