Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

MORNING BUZZ (5/9): De Blasio calls for new hires in ACS, Questionable construction costs at library & Weekend events

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The NYPA award-winning Morning BUZZ: In 3 minutes – top 20 news items in 20 words or less at 8 a.m. daily.

Friday, May 9

Weather
• High of 70 with a chance of thunderstorms.

Top Stories
• US officials are preparing to aid in the search for missing girls in Nigeria.

• President Obama is scheduled to announce a new round of energy initiatives today.

• Mayor de Blasio orders new hirings at the Administration for Children’s Services in connection with two child deaths.

• Family members of 9/11 victims are protesting the decision to place their remains at Ground Zero.

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Musica Reginea Productions presents New Music Composers’ Forum II Sat. May 10th @ 7:30 pm. A special event in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Queens New Music Festival. Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave, Forest Hills. Log on to purchase tickets:www.musicareginea.org

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Queens News
• Questionable construction costs have sparked city and federal investigations.

• Cops are on the hunt for a serial groper whose four Queens victims include a 14-year-old girl.

• An elderly Rego Park couple married in their home after 55 years of dating.

• The NY Post says Queens residents are fed up with corrupt lawmakers.

Entertainment
• A new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer has been released

• Snooki announces the gender of her second child in a video that does wonders for her likeability as a human being

Opinion
• NY Times believes they know how to fix the mortgage market.

• amNY advocates for a strong reaction to the Nigerian kidnapping of hundreds of women.

Scoreboard
• Mets will face the Phillies today at a 7:10 p.m. home game after coming off a 1-0 loss to the Marlins Wednesday.

• Yankees will travel to Wisconsin today to face the Milwaukee Brewers after defeating the Angels 9-2 Wednesday.

• After losing game two to the Heat last 94-82 night, the Nets will continue their series in Brooklyn at  8 p.m. tomorrow night.

• Hoping to turn the tide after losing three of four games to the Penguins in their current round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Rangers enter game five at 7 p.m. in Pittsburgh tonight.

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Family Fun Day Sat May 10th 11AM-2PM Mother’s Day Celebration! Dress up in Hollywood props and take a picture, make a Flower Craft and meet a Big Apple Circus Clown. All Activities are FREE! Rego Center 61-35 Junction Blvd & Queens Blvd, Rego Park

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Real Estate
• Latest news – The former Parkway Hospital in Forest Hills is slated for condo conversion.

• For sale – Bayside – Bayside Terrace, two-bedroom co-op, lots of closet space and windows, formal dining room, parking included, large rooms, over 1,000 sq. ft. school district 26. Asking $218,000.
Lou Pastorini

• For sale – Jamaica – Detached one-family on a large 40×100 lot, three bedrooms, private driveway, finished basement with bath, short walk to trains, schools and stores. Asking $349,000.
Lou Pastorini
• Sold – Ridgewood – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,000 sq. ft. apartment at 2122 Greene Ave. sold for $405,000.

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• Randall’s Island prepares to host Frieze New York this weekend.

• See photos from the 2014 Met Gala here.
Restaurant ABC’s 
Grade: A – Kew Gardens Hills – Shimon’s Kosher Pizza
Grade: B – Flushing – KimGanae Restaurant
Grade: C – Bellerose – A-Chiban Japanese Cuisine

Events

• Ridgewood – 9:30 a.m. – Assemblyman Mike Miller honors 104th Precinct crossing guards. Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, 59-03 Summerfield St.

• Far Rockaway – 10:30 a.m. – Reopening of residence for individuals with mental illness following Sandy repairs. Services for the Underserved, 318 Beach 85th St.

• Sunnyside – 11 a.m. Parks breaks ground on $2 million renovation. Noonan Playground. 42nd St. & Greenpoint Ave.

• Queens village - 11:30 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella criticizes Parks Department for ignoring complaints of dead trees. 224-01 Davenport Ave.

• Forest Hills – 2 p.m. – MTA cuts ribbon on three new ADA elevators. Forest Hiils-71st Ave. Station, Queens Blvd. Near 70th Rd.

Weekend Events

SATURDAY

• Flushing – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Kissena Park Civic Association Annual Art Competition. Kissena Park, 164th St. & Oak Ave.

• Flushing - 10 a.m. – Lecture on heart/vascular health and the latest in pacemaker technology. New York Hospital Queens, Lang Auditorium, 56-45 Main St.

• Fresh Meadows – 11 a.m. – Mother’s Day Story Time for children ages 3 to 5. Barnes and Noble, 176-60 Union Turnpike.

• Woodside – Noon – Dedication of 61st St. and Woodside Ave. as Walter McCaffrey Place in honor of the life and legacy of the former city councilor. At 61st & Woodside. 

• Corona - 12 to 2:30 p.m. – New York Cares hosts Queens Cares Day. Elmcor, 107-20 Northern Blvd.

• Elmhurst - Noon to 6 p.m. – Estadio Zerizon Futbol Frenzy and Technology Showcase. Queens Center Mall, 90-15 Queens Blvd.

• Ridgewood – 1 p.m. – Ridgewood Noshwalk. Meet in Front of Caribe Star. 54-55 Myrtle Ave.

• College Point – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – River Sweep and cleaning of the polluted coastline at Powell’s Cove Park. 11th Avenue at 133rd Place.

Flushing – 1 to 4 p.m. – “Health Care Reform: What Next?” Forum. Old Quaker Meetinghouse, 137-16 Northern Blvd.

• Bayside – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Queens Sewing Social with the Bayside Historical Society. $8 – $12. 208 Totten Ave.

• Flushing - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Info session with Martha Livingston, PhD, for those who want more info about the Affordable Care Act sponsored by the Peace & Social Action Committee. Flushing Quaker Meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd.

• Astoria – 1:30 p.m. – Anarchy in Astoria: The Making of the Marx Brothers’ First Two Movies. Quinn Bldg., 35-20 Broadway, Fourth floor.

• Astoria – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – High School to Art School Spring Exhibition. Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35th Ave.

• Forest Hills – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Willow Lake Canoeing for educational recreation as well as to photo document habitat and restoration. Meadow Lake Road West across from Baseball Field 13.

• Forest Hills – 7:30 p.m. – Musica Reginae presents an evening of New York Composers. The Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave.

• Bayside - 8 p.m. – QPAC presents NYC’s Rising Stars spring music and dance competition. Queens Performing Arts Center,

• Flushing - 8 p.m. – Musical performance by Barbara Cook, a two-time Grammy winner and a Tony Award winner. Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

SUNDAY
• Flushing - 10:30 a.m. – The 44th annual May Crowning St. Michael’s World Apostate. Vatican Pavilion Site about 250 yards south of the Unisphere at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

• Jamaica - 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Mother’s Day Buffet featuring salad options, hot entrees, deserts and a children’s station. Occasions Catering Hall, 127-08 Merrick Blvd.

• Long Island City – 3 p.m. – Beginnings: A Conversation with Moguchi Museum Head of Education Heather Brady. The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd.

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May 9th, 2014 at 5:07 pm

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