Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: City Planning Commission approves controversial plan to close Rikers Island, Five cops injured in wild car chase

without comments

Wednesday, September 4

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 89 degrees.

Top Stories
• The City Planning Commission has green-lighted Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to close Rikers Island and replace it with four borough-based jails.

• Hurricane Dorian has picked up speed after a days-long standstill in the Bahamas.

• Walmart will stop selling ammunition and has asked customers to not openly carry firearms in its stores.

••••••••••••
4th Annual Maspeth Craft Beer Festival  Fri Sept 6th  6-10pm  Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Maspeth and featuring some of the finest beers from NYC. 21+ w/ Valid ID.  Tickets Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth
••••••••••••

If you are interested in advertising in the Newsticker, click here.

Queens News
• A Queens woman who took responsibility for killing a young motorcyclist due to drunk driving was actually covering up for her boyfriend.

• Commuters who returned to work after Labor Day weekend faced a number of subway issues, including delays caused by a switch problem at 169th Street.

• Five cops, including 104th Precinct commanding officer Captain Victoria Perry, were injured after a wild car chase in Brooklyn.

Politics
• The Department of Homeland Security has released a list of keywords used to monitor social media.

• British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative party lost its working majority in the House of Commons.

Entertainment
Supergirl” co-stars Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood got married over the weekend.

The Jonas Brothers surprised a fan who missed their concert to undergo chemotherapy.

Buzzing Back

• In 2014 comedy legend Joan Rivers dies at the age of 81. In 1965 her career took off after she made her first appearance on this show.

• In 1960 actor and comedian Damon Wayans is born in NYC.  He began his career as a stand-up comedian and in 1984 made his first film cameo in this movie.

Opinion
• A Times columnist says that hurricanes are getting worse but yet so many people are afraid to talk about climate change.

• The Daily News argued that it is the government’s duty now to push Khalid Shaikh Mohammed through the military justice system.

In the Blogs
• Catch a free outdoor screening of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” at Rainey Park.

• There’s a new photo of the man wanted for slashing a woman’s face outside of a strip joint on Queens Boulevard.

Trending in New York
#BeyDey
Carrie Lam
Nigerians
#PublicWorks
Playmaker

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (91-49) outplayed the Texas Rangers, 10-1. The two teams finish up their series at 6:35 p.m.

• The Mets suffered a crushing loss at the hands of the Washington Nationals, 11-10. They play again today at 1:10 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

••••••••••••
Annie Jr.  Sept 5th– 8th   Based on the popular comic strip, join Annie Jr. in her very first adventure.  Tickets The Secret Theater, 44-02 23rd St, LIC
••••••••••••

Real Estate
• Queens had the most expensive zip code outside of Manhattan.

• For Sale –  110-34 73rd Road, #6M, Forest Hills – Renovated co-op offers 1BR, 1 bath, windows in EIK & bath, lots of closets, oak floors, granter countertops, custom molding.  Close to all.  $368,000. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303

• For Sale - Malba - Stunning 2,800 s/f custom Ranch features 4 BRs, 3 full bath, LR, Den/Family room, FDR, gourmet kitchen. Backyard has in-round heated salt water pool, 2 car garage, central a/c, alarm system.  $1.849. Carollo Real Estate. 718-366-6636

• Sold – Springfield Gardens – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,400-square-foot home at 222-21 141 Ave. for $470,000. Zillow

Business News
• Did Popeyes find a winning recipe? It must be good if robbers at a Houston Popeyes demanded chicken sandwiches at gunpoint.

• The next recession may feel different from 2008.

Events
Flushing – 3:30 p.m. – Queens Botanical Garden and a local school teacher reveal a Free Little Library at the Garden. Queens Botanical Garden, Pebble Yard at the Education Building, 43-50 Main St.

Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Community leaders and policy advocates march to insist the City Council enact Intro 1574 to ensure equitable waste collection and disposal. Detective Keith Williams Park, Liberty Avenue and 173rd Street

Maspeth - 7:30pm – CB 5 Public Meeting re: Site Selection/Mandated Toxic Cleanup of proposed animal shelter in Ridgewood.    Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth

Written by QTadmin

September 4th, 2019 at 8:55 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply