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MORNING BUZZ (2/14): Howard Beach seniors make dangerous trek, MTA expands bus time app to Queens & Friday events

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Friday, February 14th

Alternate side parking rules are suspended. Meters still in effect.

Weather

• Sunny, with a high near 41.

Top Stories
• Just when you thought it was over another snow storm is expected to hit NYC tomorrow with 4 to 6 inches of snow possible.

• Facebook is offering users more gender options now other than just “male” and “female.”

• A Virginia judge has struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriages, clearing the way for Virginia to become the second state in the south to recognize same-sex marriages.

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Queens News
• Because of its location, the Howard Beach senior center is causing seniors to jaywalk across dangerous traffic conditions.

• The MTA is expanding its bus time app to Brooklyn and Queens in the next few weeks.

• Elected officials are renewing their call for increased pedestrian safety after a car plowed into five people at a bus stop on Northern blvd two weeks ago.

 

Entertainment
• Sharknado 2 is packing on the stars as Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, Kelly Osbourne, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander and Judd Hirsch have all signed up to appear in the sequel.

• Singer Rihanna says that her accountant left her “virtually bankrupt” in 2009.  

Opinion
• Fox News still wants Americans to know that Obamacare will cost the country 2.5 million jobs over the next ten years, even though the congressional budget office says otherwise.

• The NY Times looks into how to make a college education a better investment than what it currently is. 

Scoreboard
• Nets fell to the Bulls 92-76. Check the recap here.

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Foreclosures in NYC are up for the beging of the year, but the city says that was due to back logs.

• For sale – Ridgewood – Two-bedroom, comfy apt. for rent on Metropolitan and Forest Ave. Rent is $1,500.
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• For sale – Maspeth - All modern condo right off Fresh Pond Road. Large living room, kitchen and dining area. One bedroom and bath. Laundry room included. Call for details.
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• Sold - A four bedroom, two bath 4,000 sq ft home located at 18309 Camden Ave. in Hollis for $329,000

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• Out of ideas for Valentines Day? Here are some of the best V-Day deals around Queens.

• Glendale native Timothy Ducey, who recently purchased the Taphouse on Austin Street in Forest Hills, is now opening his very first bar, Acey Ducey’s on Metropolitan Ave.

Restaurant ABC’s – Briarwood 
Grade: A – Sushi Metsuyan - 72-08 Main St.

Grade: B – Chopped and Pressed – 73-01 Main St. – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations. Evidence of mice.  Live roaches present. Filth Flies present. Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Grade: Pending – Svetsarah – 7327 Main St. – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations. Food contact surface not properly cleaned. Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

 

Events

• East Elmhurst - 4 p.m. – East Elmhurst Public Library’s Third Annual Talent Show. 95-06 Astoria Blvd.

• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Enjoy a Valentine’s Day concert with Christine Andreas and Martin Silverstri, masters of the romantic ballad. Le Frak Concert Hall. Queens Collge. Reeves Ave.

Written by QTadmin

February 14th, 2014 at 12:58 pm

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