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MORNING BUZZ (4/23): World’s Fair remembrance, #myNYPD fail & Wednesday events

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Your 3 minute, NYPA award-winning read at 8 a.m. every day. 20 top news items in 20 words + events of the day.

Wednesday, April 23

• Mostly cloudy with a high of 59.

Top Stories
• An attempt by the NYPD to utilize social media for a PR campaign has not gone according to plan.

• The city has proposed a 3.35 percent hike in the water rate.

• Despite the Mayor’s sentiments on charter schools, NYC charter enrollment is up 2,328 percent from a decade ago.

• An East Harlem grandmother is refusing to leave her apartment in a blighted building in a protest against gentrification.

Taste of Ridgewood – Thurs. Apr 24th 6:30-9:30PM Join us for our 2nd Annual Taste of Ridgewood event. Enjoy great food, music & networking. Ridgewood YMCA 69-02 64thStreet, Ridgewood To purchase tickets: http://www.ymcanyc.org/ridgewood/pages/taste-of-ridgewood  

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Queens News
• Queens celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair.

• Mayor de Blasio says the transit delays that contributed to the death of two children in aQueens fire are “not acceptable.”

• City Comptroller Scott Stringer says the housing crisis cannot be pinned on gentrification.

• The Discovery Channel canceled a live jump from Mt. Everest planned for May 11following a deadly avalanche last week.

• Check out this interview and music from up-and-coming Brooklyn-based singer songwriter Brett Gleason.

• On its 50th anniversary, a NY Times contributor reflects on the true impact of the Worlds Fair in Flushing Meadows.

• The NY Post asks that Mayor Bill de Blasio rethink his decision to deny city promised space to Success Academy Charter Schools.

• Albert Pujols of the Angels has reached the much-coveted 500 home run milestone.

• Mets continue their push against the Cardinals today at 7:10 p.m. at home after a 3-0 loss last night.

• Yankees smash Red Sox 9-3; series continues tonight at 7:10 p.m. in Boston.

• Nets prepare for game three tomorrow after suffering a 100-95 loss to the Raptors last night.

• Rangers top the Flyers 4-1 last night in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Series continuestomorrow at 7 p.m. in Philadelphia.

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Murder At The Veteran’s Ball – Fri. May 23rd 8:00PM A comedy murder mystery dinner show. $45 Riccardo’s 21-01 24th Avenue, Astoria 718-721-7777

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Real Estate
• Latest news- A nearly 40-year-old movie theater on Austin Street is closing shop to make room for a new pediatric health facility.

• For sale – Bayside – Three-bedroom, two full-bath, single family home with a 1,260-square-foot garage. Asking $788,000.
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• For sale – Far Rockaway – Six-bedroom, three full-bath, multi family home built in 1960. Asking $250,000.
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• Sold - Three-bedroom, two-bath, 2,288-sqaure-foot two-family home at 151 Beach 120th Street in Far Rockaway for $490,000.

Health Awareness
• Struggling with infertility? Take a look at some helpful tips while debunking the myths of conception.

• See how the “Polar Vortex” is making this spring allergy season a nightmare for some. 


• Bayside – Noon – Dr. Joanna Chang’s students perform at Queens Community College Honors Recital. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.

• Bayside – 6 p.m. – Group start of the Queens-Nassau Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Panera at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center, 23-58 Bell Blvd.

• Flushing – 6 p.m. – Business Boot Camp. Free event, but pre-registration is required, contact [email protected] or call 646-820-5163. One Flushing, 39-01 Main St., Suite 511.

• Elmhurst – 6:30 p.m. – Panel discussion, College Access: Making the American Dream a Reality. New Life Fellowship, 8210 Queens Blvd.

• Bayside – 7 p.m. – Spring exhibition at the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center, Unwelcomed Worlds: Nazi Anti-Jewish Street Signs. Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave.

• Bayside – 8 p.m. – Queens Community College Jazz and Percussion ensembles perform. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.

• Jamaica – 6 p.m. –  Woodhaven Blvd Community Planning Workshop to improve bus service and traffic flow.  JHS 210 93-11 101st Avenue.

• LIC – 6 p.m. – Town Meeting on Mayor’s Vision Zero pedestrian safety plan. LaGuardia Comm. Coll. 31-10 Thomson Avenue.

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April 23rd, 2014 at 6:06 pm

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