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Morning Buzz: Bloomberg to open Bayside office today, Pols looking to ban Monserrate from Albany

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Thursday, February 6

Weather
• Periods of rain throughout the day with a high of 46.

Top Stories
• Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg are in a virtual tie in Iowa with 97 percent of the precincts reporting.

• Tenants in New York City will no longer be forced to pay a broker’s fee when renting an apartment.

• Steve Cohen backed out of a deal to buy the New York Mets after the Wilpons balked at giving up control after five years.

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Paragon Ragtime Orchestra – Special Valentine’s Show  Sun Feb 9th 5pm  The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra returns with a program dedicated completely to love. Tickets Community House, 15 Borage Place, Forest Hills.
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Queens News
• Mr. Met will help former mayor Michael Bloomberg open a campaign office on Bell Boulevard in Bayside this evening.

• Investigators are looking into whether a discarded cigarette could be to blame for a house fire that killed an elderly man in Woodside this week.

• The Queens man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and stuffing her body in a suitcase has pleaded guilty. He faces 30 years to life in prison.

Politics
• As disgraced former pol Hiram Monserrate looks to take a Queens Assembly seat, Albany Democrats are pushing a bill to prevent it.

• The only GOP pol left in Queens is helping two Dems – Councilman Donovan Richards and Borough President Eric Adams – get elected.

Entertainment
• Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas, best know for his lead role in Spartacus, is dead. He was 103 years old.

• State Farm accuses Shannon Doherty of using her cancer diagnosis to get a big insurance payout to repair he California home.

Buzzing Back

• In 1965, The Righteous Brothers led the US hit parade with this song.

• In 1911, Ronald Reagan was born in Tampico, Illinois. In 1964, he gave a speech for this presidential contender, jump-starting his political career.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate says Pete Buttigieg’s success in Iowa is a recipe for how he could defeat President Donald Trump in November.

• The COO of an area drug treatment facility writes in the Queens Ledger that more than fentanyl, we need to worry about a rise in meth use.

In the Blogs
• The deadline to apply for a post on one of Queens’ community boards has been extended to March 13.

• The chair of Community Board 5 sent a letter to the Department of Buildings commissioner blasting the agency for failing to provide requested documents.

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Scoreboard
• The Nets (23-27) topped the Warriors, 129-88.

• The Rangers (26-22-4) bested the Maple Leafs, 5-3.

• The Knicks (15-36) host the Magic at MSG. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (30-15-6) welcome the Kings to Barclays Center. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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A Finance Show for Women  Sat Feb 8th 1pm Join us for an afternoon of questions and answers from experts of all things finance that you didn’t know you needed. $5 Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Can you just lock out your problem tenants? A local realtor shares how to take back your rental property.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 8th 1-3pm. 63-57 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village – One family Tudor across from Juniper Park, features 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, large patio. $1.158M. Eliot Hill Realty  917-209-5686 

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 8th 11am-1pm. 63-85 Woodhaven Blvd #6E2, Rego Park - Fantastic large 1 BR, 1 bath condo features wood floors, laundry room in basement, pets okay. $450,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Three-bedroom, three-bath, 1,512-square-foot single-family home at 61-40 138th Street in Kew Gardens Hills for $800,000.

Style & Fashion
• Serena Williams just launched a limited edition travel collection with Away.

• Some of Pornhub’s biggest star will walk in Fashion Week for the first time, donning clothes from the newest collection from a pair of Berlin designers.

Events
• Kew Gardens – 11 a.m. – Flushing Meadows Corona Park Improvement Fund Board of Directors meeting. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Bayside – 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – TSINY celebrates 10th anniversary of Turn The Page…Again! bookstore. Bourbon Street, 40-12 Bell Blvd.

Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 2 Monthly Meeting. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.

• Bayside – 7:30 p.m. – Talk with Stephen Barney, author of The Barneys of Flushing Meadows. Bayside Historical Society, Ft. Totten Park

Howard Beach - 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 10 Monthly Meeting. Old Mill Yacht Club, 163-15 Cross Bay Blvd.

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February 6th, 2020 at 8:53 am

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