MORNING BUZZ (2/28): $4 million sculpture stolen from Italy found in LIC, BP Katz brushes off lawsuit about past affair & Friday events

Friday, February 28th

Weather
• Sunny, with a high near 19. Wind chill values as low as -6

Top Stories
• A Connecticut man is suing Citibike for $15 million after a bike accident left him with out the ability to taste and smell.

• Ukrainian officials say that Russian backed troops have invaded and taken control of certain Ukrainian airports.

• The Egyptian army is taking heat for its claims of having the cure for AIDS and Hepatitis C.

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APEC Wine Tasting Fundraiser Mon Mar 3rd 6:30-9:30PM 4 appetizers with 4 wine pairings, narrated wine presentation, Basket Raffle & 50/50. Babysitting services offered for participants. $65 per person. For more information and tickets, please call APEC at 718-229-4000. Papazzio Restaurant 39-38 Bell Blvd, Bayside
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Queens News
• The Queens Library’s Board of Trustees has already began looking into auditing their staff prior to the news that Queens Library president and CEO Tom Galante has received an estimated $392,000 annual salary.

• Queens BP Melinda Katz is firing back against a lawsuit from the ex-wife of Gaurdian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa, saying his wife knew of their affair before their divorce

• Federal investigators are planning to confiscate an Italian sculpture valued at $4 million dollars from a Long Island City warehouse, after Italian officials claimed it was stolen decades ago.

Entertainment
• Singer Katy Perry helped deliver a newborn baby in her living room Wednesday night 

• First lady Michelle Obama is set to make a cameo on the show ‘Parks and Recreation.’

Opinion
• The NY Times says raising the minimum wage will help workers and businesses alike 

• What is the best way to alleviate the homeless problem in the subway system

Scoreboard
• Islanders topped Toronto 5-6. Check the recap here.

• Rangers beat the Blackhawks 2-1. Check the recap here.

• Knicks fell to Miami. Check the recap here.

• Nets topped the Nuggets 112-89. Check the recap here.

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Rockaway’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Sat Mar 1st 1PM Parade starts at Beach 130thand travels along down Rockaway Beach Blvd. 
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Real Estate
• Latest news – Breather, a new online service, is offering customers in NYC hourly apartment rentals

• For sale – Woodhaven - Three-bedroom co-op with lots of closest space. Convenient location, close to train, shopping and Forest Park. Asking $215,000.
Okane Realty
• 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 four bedroom, three bath 1,390 sq ft home located at 23008 53rd Ave. in Bayside for $995,000

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• Take a look at harmonica virtuoso Jiayi He, who came from China to make Forest Hills his new home.

• A new documentary about children with autisim will showcase at the annual NY ReelAbilities Festival at the Central Queen Y in Forest Hills.
Restaurant ABC’s – Elmhurst 
Grade: A - House of Andy - 8622 Broadway. 

Grade: B - La Gata Golosa - 8263 Broadway – Food not held at proper temperatures, Filth flies present. 

Grade: Pending - Mi Otra Casa Rest Bar - Food not held at proper temperatures,Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution, Plumbing not properly installed or maintained

 

 

Events

• Jackson Heights - 9:30 a.m. – Councilman Daniel Dromm and State Senator Jose Peralta protest overflowing trash outside coffee shop. Starbucks, 37th Ave. & 79th St.

• Little Neck - 10:15 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella presents proclamation to students and staff for designation at National Blue Ribbon School. PS 221, 57-40 Marathon Parkway

• Bayside - 1 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella calls on city to reach an agreement with Willets Point tenant businesses. Avella’s District Office, 38-50 Bell Blvd., Suite C

• Flushing - 7 p.m. - ’13 Moons.’ Audiences will enjoy a performance of a unique blend of blues, folk and jazz, intertwined with tribal rhythms, language and storytelling, with the France-based Mezcal Jazz Unit band.  Flushing Town Hall. 137-35 Northern Blvd.

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