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MORNING BUZZ (4/22): Boardwalk reconstruction begins, Pavilion opens for tours & Tuesday events

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Tuesday, April 22

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.

Weather
• Sixty-eight degrees with a chance of storms.

Top Stories
• The New Yorker names NJ Chris Christie Father of the Year.

• Kindergarten wait lists drop by half.

• City refuses to release seized bikes from a building damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

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Queens News
• Construction on the hurricane-ravaged Rockaway boardwalk is set to begin this week.

• The World’s Fair Pavilion will open its doors for hardhat tours today in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of its debut.

• A Queens Supreme Court Judge broke down and cried over a troubling case involving sexual abuse of two children.

• Queens artist pleads guilty to charges in an $80 million fraud scheme

• Two were injured in Jackson Heights five-alarm fire.

Entertainment
• Bryan Singer sex abuse accuser names three more bigwigs.

• Northside Festival returns to Billyburg.

Opinion
• amNY says Bloomberg’s $50 million can help bolster reasonable gun control.

• NY Times digs into wage theft data showing top tech firms colluded to keep pay rates for their employees artificially low.

Scoreboard
• Yankees Stadium will host a MLS team in 2015.

• Mets win 2-0 against Cardinals, continuing their series tonight at 7:10 p.m. in Flushing.

• Yankees finish out their series against the Rays with a 5-1 win, and will travel to Boston to face the Red Sox tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• After a 4-2 loss in game two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs last night, the Rangers will again face the Flyers tonight at 8 p.m.

• Leading the series 1-0 against the Raptors after a 94-87 win, the Nets enter Game 2 tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Ontario.

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The Forest Park Carousel, located on Forest Park Drive, off Woodhaven Blvd entrance to the Park, will be open during the week of Spring Recess, starting Mon, Apr 21st to Fri, Apr 25th . For schedule: www.forestparkcarousel.com

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Real Estate
• Latest News – New permits have been issued for a 9-story in Long Island City.

• For Sale – Middle Village North – Two-family brick on 60×102 lot, walk to park, schools, express bus. Gas, heat. Asking $808,000

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• For Sale – Kew Gardens – Sunny, spacious, two-bedroom, one-bathroom duplex with exceptional closet space, hardwood floors, and high, coffered ceilings. Near public transportation including E & F trains and express buses. Parking spaces available, pets welcomed. Virtual tour available on YouTube. Asking $225,000.
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• Sold – Far Rockaway – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,288 sq. ft. home at 151 Beach 120th St. sold for $490,000.

Technology
• Netflix says the Comcast-TWC merger will hurt the open internet.

• Apple announces a new vision; they will now begin to recycle any old product you bring them, and give you credit

Events
• Astoria – 9:30 a.m. – City Councilman Costas Constantinides joins volunteers from theNew York Restoration Project and others to plant trees in Astoria Park. 21 Hoyt Ave. N.

• Flushing Meadows Corona Park – 10:45 a.m. – BP Melinda Katz and Assemblywoman Marge Markey join the National Trust for Historic Preservation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair. At the World’s Fair Pavilion.

• Flushing – 1 p.m. – Earth Day Festival. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd

• Bayside – 2 p.m. – How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business; free seminar. Panera, 2358 Bell Blvd.

• Astoria – 6:15 p.m. – First-Time Homebuyers’ Workshop. Ridgewood Savings Bank, 43-14 Dtimars Ave.

• Flushing – 6:30 p.m. – Discussion on New State Budget and updates on Vision Zero. St. Ann’s Church 58th Ave & 146th Street.

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – 114th Precinct Community Council Monthly Meeting. Ricardo’s, 21-04 24th Ave.

• Flushing – 8 p.m. – 107th Precinct Community Council Monthly Meeting. 71-01 Parsons Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

April 22nd, 2014 at 6:05 pm

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