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Friday, February 21st
Alternate side parking rules are suspended. Meters still in effect
• Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 5 p.m. Rain all day. High near 51
• Mayor de Blasio is taking heat for pledging to crack down on city drivers while his motorcade was caught on camera breaking multiple traffic laws.
• Ukrainian President Yanokovych announced that he will hold early presidential elections and try to include more members of the opposition party into the government to try to ease the deadly protests.
• Deadly protests have also broke out in Venezuela this past week over opposition to the current socialist government.
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• An Elmhurst car wash owner was caught on camera making obscene gestures to his employees who walked off the job to demand better working conditions.
• A routine carpet replacement at the Human Resources Administration’s Child Support Enforcement facility in LIC turned into an asbestos scare.
• Mayor de Blasio paid a visit to Maspeth to announce that the city is making a larger push to fill potholes, while filling one himself.
• The backlash has already begun over the casting of the new ‘Fantastic Four’ movie.
• Bill Maher recently said that MSNBC is turning into Fox News.
• The NY Times says that while the economic stimulus in 2009 was a great achievement that prevented another depression, it was a political disaster.
• CNN calls the Keystone pipeline a pathway to a future of dirty fuel and a disaster for our environment.
• Knicks face the Magic tonight at 7 p.m. in Orlando.
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Violin & Piano Recital Sat. Feb 22nd 2:00PM Featuring two upcoming talented artists, Olga Turkina, violin & Phillip Petkov, piano. Requesting all in attendance to donate canned, non-perishable foods. FREE! For more information, contact Ed Horn 718-278-3240 firstname.lastname@example.org St. Micheal’s Cemetery 72-02 Astoria Blvd, East Elmhurst
• Latest news – Take a look into how the Manhattan Bridge was built.
• For sale – Woodhaven - One-family home with three bedrooms, driveway, yard and finished basement. Move-in condition. Short walk to train, school and stores. Asking $388,000.
• For sale – College Point - Beautiful large brick, one family home. with finished basement, four bedrooms, three and a half baths, private yard and garage. Features two car parking and balcony. Asking $669,000.
• Sold - A 938 square foot single family home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms located at 10828 169th Pl. in Jamaica for $126,000
Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• Twist and Smash’d, a Forest Hills eatery is opening up a second location in Astoria and will feature more than 60 TVs and indoor bocce ball courts.
• A new book is trying to capture the magic of past amusement parks in Queens 30 years after the last major amusement park in the borough shut its doors.
Restaurant ABC’s – Jackson Heights
Grade: A – Andy Boy Mexican Restaurant – 94-23 37 Ave.
Grade: B – Sal’s Restaurant – 81-01 Northern Blvd. – Live roaches present, Filth flies present, Food contact surface not properly washed, Facility not vermin proof, Canned food product observed dented, on-food contact surface improperly constructed
Grade: C – Veyta’s Bakery Cafe – 92-01 Roosevelt Ave. – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations, live rats present, live mice present, live roaches present, filth flies present, Facility not vermin proof, Pesticide use not in accordance with label, Plumbing not properly installed, Non-food contact surface improperly constructed
• Long Island City – 7 p.m. – Queens Council on the Arts Presents “A Night with Dancers.” 37-11 35th Ave.
• Jamaica – 7 p.m. – The St.Johns University choir presents Gospelfest. Jamaica Performing Arts Center. 153-10 Jamaica Ave.