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MORNING BUZZ (5/13): Eva Moskowitz may run for Mayor, Women direct child to steal on camera & Tuesday events

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Tuesday, May 13

Weather
• A high of 72 degrees with a chance of showers.

Top Stories
• Boko Haram alleges captured girls have converted to Islam, and would only be released in exchange for militants held by the Nigerian government

• Charter school boss Eva Moskowitz announces interest in running for Mayor.

• The manhunt for a suspect in the savage beating of a 67-year-old man in the Lower East Side continues.

• Churches United calls for expedited Pulaski bike lanes after the organization’s director crashed his bicycle on the bridge last week.

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Queens News
• Two Queens A train stations closed yesterday for overhaul.

• A Queens Village woman says her study of tree troubles in her neighborhood was rejected by the Parks department.

Entertainment
• A newly-released shows Jay Z being attacked by Solange Knowles, who kicked, punched and scratched him in an elevator at the Met Ball

• Casey Kasem has gone missing

Opinion
• NY Post calls LICH preservationists a bunch of clowns.

• amNY says Mayor de Blasio should do his job and carve out city funding for small parks.

Scoreboard
• Nets lose 102 – 96 to the Heat following a 49-point night from LeBron James. Watch the recap here. Brooklyn looks to dig from the 3 – 1 series deficit tomorrow at 7 p.m.

• Mets smother a Yankees early inning grand slam with a 9 – 7 win after connecting on four homers of their own last night. Watch the recap here. Subway series continuestonight at 7:05 p.m.

• Rangers look to complete their rally and clinch the series in Game 7 against the Penguins tonight at 7 p.m. 

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Real Estate
• Latest News – Two development firms have closed on the sale of 29-42 Northern Blvd. in Long Island City for $54 million, where they plan to construct a 45-story residential apartment tower.

• For Sale – Middle Village North – Lovely two-family brick with renovated walk-in apartment, zoned for newly-expanded, highly-rated PS 49 school. Move-in condition, eat-in kitchen, private driveway, new roof, large yard, fully-alarmed, three-bedroom duplex for owner. Asking $688,000.
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• For Sale – Rego Park - A three-bedroom, twenty-foot wide, one-family brick with half bath on first floor, Oak parquet floors, basement, garage and yard. Move-in condition, gas heat, walk to schools. Asking $588,000. 
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• Sold – Rockaway Park – A five-bedroom, four-bathroom 2,000 sq. ft. home at 430 Beach 120th St. sold for $380,000.

Technology
• Facebook has axed two of its less popular apps.

• A new feature in Twitter allows users to silence other tweeters without blocking or ignoring them

Events

• Flushing - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Queens Business Expo: The largest trade show in Queens. Free. Citi Field, 126th St. & Roosevelt Ave.

• Flushing - Noon – VISIONS Queens Advisory Board 30th Annual Luncheon. Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th Street.

• Flushing – 5:45 p.m. – Immigrant Advancement Movement announced first-ever Flushing Immigration Resource Fair. One flushing, 39-01 Main St., Ste. 511.

• Bayside – 6 p.m. – Bayside Business Association hosts its 11th annual Taste of Bayside festival at the home of the Bayside Historical Society. The Castle, 208 Totten Ave.

• Kew Gardens Hills – 7:30 p.m. – Relieving Back Pain lecture hosted by the New York Hospital Queens’ as part of their ‘Navigating the Medical System’ series. Congregation Etz Chaim, 147-19 73rd Ave.

Written by QTadmin

May 13th, 2014 at 4:13 pm

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