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Friday, December 28

Weather
• Cloudy skies with a high of 58 degrees and periods of rain late. The weekend will be sunny but partly cloudy at times. The temperature will drop from 52 to 41 degrees.

Top Stories
• A transformer explosion at a Con Ed substation in Astoria caused an eerie light blue sky and power outages around Queens.

• Two marijuana grow houses were found in a Bronx building just minutes from where a FDNY chief died in a grow house explosion two years ago.

• The oldest man in America, and a World War II veteran, has died at the age of 112.

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Queens News
• An MTA officer helped to deliver a baby girl on the LIE. Her parents later named her after the highway.

• Two men allegedly trying to settle a drug debt posed as cops and tried to kidnap a man in Astoria.

• A homeless man was found dead in Elmhurst Park earlier this week.

Politics
• The president made a false claim to troops in Iraq about giving a 10 percent pay bump to military personnel.

• Michael Bloomberg will make a decision about running for President in 2020 soon but he isn’t afraid to spend the big bucks for his campaign.

Entertainment
• Rihanna honored a fan who recently died from cancer.

• Goodfellas and Raging Bull actor Frank Adonis has died at the age of 83.

Buzzing Back

• In 1983 Depressed over mounting debts and personal problems, 38 year old Beach Boys’ drummer, Dennis Wilson drowned after jumping over board from his yacht at Marina Del Ray Harbor in Los Angeles.

• In 2018 comic book author Stan Lee is born in New York City, NY.  In 1939 he started his career at Timely Comic, which in 1961 became this company that launched this superhero team.

Opinion
• The Post argued that we should not take the NYPD’s success in reducing crime for granted.

• USA Today praises the unconventional solutions cities and states are takingto fight the opioid crisis.

In the Blogs
• Check out the new eats in Forest Hills this year. How many have you been to?

• A 14-story development with 201 apartments is being planned off of Northern Boulevard and 48th Street.

Trending in New York
• Queens
• Astoria
• Baylor
• Con Ed
• Chungha

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (9-27) fell to the Milwaukee Bucks, 112-96.

• The Rangers (15-14-7) fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets in overtime, 4-3.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Nets (17-19) take on the Charlotte Hornets at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders (18-13-4) host the Ottawa Senators at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• The Knicks face the Utah Jazz at 8 p.m.
• The Nets play the Milwaukee Bucks at 5 p.m.
• The Rangers take on the Nashville Predators at 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Jets (4-11) are on the road to take on the New England Patriots at 1 p.m.
• The Giants (5-10) host the Dallas Cowboys at 1 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Skyline Tower, an unfinished 67-story condominium in Court Square, has seen an uptick in interest since the Amazon deal was announced.

• For Sale – Middle Village – Spacious, detached one family features LR, FDR, Office/Den, Queen BR, full bath on 1st flr; 4 BRs, bath w/ jacuzzi on 2nd flr. Finished basement w/ bath, laundry room, space for entertaining. Attic storage, beautiful yard. Asking $1,638,000.  Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Queens Village – Great mixed use opportunity – 1st flr has 1,000 s/f dental/medical office space with waiting room, reception area and 3 exam rooms, 1/2 bath.  2nd flr is a 3 room, 2 bath apt.  Nice yard & detached garage.  Asking $469,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – Woodhaven – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 8325 98th St. for $255,000. Zillow

Eating Out
• Some of the city’s biggest restaurant closings included the popular Rego Park eatery, Shalimar Diner.

• Two well-known restaurants in Hunters Point have closed.

Restaurant ABC’s – Flushing
Grade A – New Han Yang Sushi, 15051 Northern Blvd. – Pesticide use not in accordance with label or applicable laws, Plumbing not properly installed or maintained, Non-food contact surface improperly constructed
Grade B – Great East Chinese Food, 2930 Union St. –  Hot food item not held at or above 140º F, Evidence of mice or live mice present,  Facility not vermin proof
Grade C – Cantonese Palace, 3717 Prince St. –  Cold food item held above 41º F, Wiping cloths soiled, Sanitized equipment or utensil improperly stored

Events
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – A Muppet Family Christmas.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue

• Floral Park – Noon to 4 p.m. – Holiday Open House.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway

• Corona – Noon to 4 p.m. – Remake the Holidays.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street

• LIC – 7:30 p.m. – A Charlie Brown Christmas.  The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street

Saturday
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – A Muppet Family Christmas.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Corona – Noon to 4 p.m. – Remake the Holidays.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
• Cambria Heights – 1:30 p.m. – At the Feet of the Elders: A Kwanzaa Celebration.  Queens Library, 218-13 Linden Blvd.
• LIC – 7:30 p.m. – A Charlie Brown Christmas.  The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street
• Astoria – 9 to 11 p.m. – Drunk Restoration presents “A Drunk Christmas Carol”.  Q.E.D, 27-16 23rd Avenue
• Rego Park – 11 p.m. – Almost Famous performs.  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

Sunday
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – A Muppet Family Christmas.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Corona – Noon to 4 p.m. – Remake the Holidays.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
• Flushing – 3 p.m. – Queens Symphony Orchestra: Family Concert – Happy Holidays!  LeFrak Concert Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
• LIC – 3 p.m. – A Charlie Brown Christmas.  The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street

Written by QTadmin

December 28th, 2018 at 12:25 pm

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