MORNING BUZZ (1/24): Man arrested in infamous “Goodfellas” JFK heist, BP Katz finally addresses Queensway project & Friday events

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A signal glitch left hundreds of Metro-North riders stranded last night for two hours.

• A massive pileup on interstate 94 in northern Indiana that killed three people and injured 20 in the chain-reaction wreck.

• U.S Attorney General Eric Holder says the Obama administration is planning to roll out regulations that would allow banks to do business with sellers of legal marijuana.

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Queens News
• Queens BP Melinda Katz finally addressed the controversial QueensWay proposal at a recent community meeting.
• A Queens man is being charged in connection with 1978’s infamous Lufthansa heist at John F. Kennedy International Airport, made famous in the movie “Goodfellas.”

 

• Queens business owners along the 7 train line fear a loss of business as the MTA shuts the line down to make repairs for the next 22 weeks.

 

Entertainment
• 1970s pop duo Captain and Tennille announced they are splitting up after 38 years of marriage.

• Carrie Fisher, a.k.a Princess Leia hinted that she’ll be returning for the next “Star Wars” movie.

Opinion
• The NY Times thinks jobs and income inequality are both identical issues that should not be separated form one another.

• CNN says that although the crisis in Syria is tragic, there is nothing the U.S can do now to fix it

Scoreboard
• Knicks face the Bobcats tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Garden.

• Nets take on the Mavericks tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Brooklyn

• Rangers fell to St. Louis 2-1. Check the recap here.

• Islanders fell to Pittsburgh 6-4. Check the recap here.

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Housing prices in Astoria are soaring, reflecting a changing neighborhood

• For sale – Glen Oaks – Just Listed – 68-07 Little Neck Parkway. Asking $645,000.
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• For sale – Briarwood - Just listed. On family home with six rooms, three bedrooms. Fantastic condition. Asking $555,000.

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• Sold - A 2200 square foot, multiple occupancy home located at 528 Meehan Ave. in Far Rockaway for $550,000.

 

 

 

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews

• A new organic market inspired by the owner’s Hindu guru is open for business in Jackson Heights.

 

A series of high profile concerts in Queens will help fund the historic First Presbyterian Church of Newtown in Elmhurst.

 

Restaurant ABC’s – Astoria 
Grade: A – Old Prague Tavern - 28-48 31 St.

Grade: B – Jerusalem Pita Hot - 25-13 30 Ave. – Food not held at proper temperatures, Food not protected from potential source of contamination, Covered garbage receptacle not provided or inadequate

Grade: C – Bagelberry – 31-13 30 Ave. – Food not held at proper temperature, Live roaches present, Food not protected from potential source of contamination

Events

Jackson Heights – 8:30 a.m. – New York State Commissioner of Labor, Peter Rivera will deliver a regional version of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State speech. Bulova Corporate Center.
75-20 Astoria Blvd.

Flushing – 2 p.m. – Rep. Grace Meng, state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky and other elected officials call for recognition of the Asian Lunar New Year as a major legal holiday. Queens Library at Flushing, 47-17 Main St.

Jamaica – 2 p.m. – NYC Council Members Donovan Richards and Daneek Miller join community leaders at a press conference regarding new streetlights. Francis Lewis Boulevard and 121st Ave.

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