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Wednesday, January 15

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump’s impeachment trial could begin by next Tuesday.

• Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn withdrew his guilty plea, claiming prosecutors acted in bad faith.

• It’s official: The greatest “Jeopardy!” contestant of all time is Ken Jennings.

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The Original Paint and Sip Party Wed Jan 15th 7-9pm “Spring Flowers” $37. Bourbon Street, 40-12 Bell Blvd., Bayside.
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Queens News
• Six corrections officers and 15 Rikers Island inmates were charged in a drug smuggling scheme.

• A Catholic church and school in Bayside were tagged with MS-13 graffiti.

• Far Rockaway is getting nearly 800 new affordable housing units.

Politics
• Elizabeth Warren appeared to snub Bernie Sanders’ post-debate handshake as the tension between them rises.

• The little-known Serve America Movement (SAM) party is suing the state over changes that could boot minor parties from the ballot.

Entertainment
• Popular Netflix show “You” has been renewed for a third season.

• Prince Harry can “have it his way” after Burger King offered the royal a job as he seeks financial independence.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972, this song by Don McLean hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

• In 1981, rapper Pitbull is born in Miami. This 2013 hit song topped the Billboard Hot 100 list for three consecutive weeks.

Opinion
• Former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman writes in the Daily News that New York should commit to making bail reform work.

• The Post agrees with AOC that the LaGuardia AirTrain is a worthless white elephant.

In the Blogs
• Congresswoman Grace Meng is hosting a supply drive for Puerto Rico all month long.

• The Center for Women of New York has appointed a new president and CEO.

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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (11-30) fell to the Milwaukee Bucks, 128-102.

• The Nets (18-21) lost to the Utah Jazz, 118-107. They head to Philadelphia to face the 76ers at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (28-13-4) thrashed the Detroit Red Wings, 8-2.

• St. John’s (12-5) visits Providence for an 8:30 p.m. matchup.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (7-8) hosts LIU Brooklyn (7-9) at 7 p.m.

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Sustainable Crafts: Making Seed Paper and Nature Hike Sat Jan 18th 11am-12:30pm Learn the process of making seed paper, followed by a nature hike. All materials provided. Recommended for ages 8+. Alley Pond Park, Winchester Blvd. under the Grand Central Pkwy., Oakland Gardens.
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Real Estate
• A new study from the Citizens Budget Commission named NYC as the 8th most affordable big city in America.

• For Sale – 53-99 66th Street, Maspeth – Fully detached one family home on rare oversized corner lot features fenced in front and rear yards, easy parking, 3 BR, 1.5 bath, EIK w/ sliding doors lead to large private yard.  $798,000. Lou Pastorini. 917-757-7567 

• For Rent – Ridgewood - Renovated 3 BR semi-boxed apt features original details in LR, FDR, EIK, modern bath.  Close to transportation.  $2,500/month. #1363805. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Auburndale – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,830-square-foot house at 50-14 199th Street for $1.085 million. Zillow.

Business News
MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay casinos are being sold for $4.6 billion.

• Tiffany & Co. is temporarily moving its flagship location around the corner while renovating its current store.

Events
Flushing – 11 a.m. – City to announce new addition to IDNYC card and program benefits. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

Astoria – 11 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio, Comptroller Scott Stringer speak at groundbreaking for New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council and Hotel Association of NYC Queens Health Center. 43-06 38th St.

Ozone Park – 1 p.m. – Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design Center, Empire State Development, Economic Development Corporation to host opening of affordable industrial center. 101-01 95th Ave.

LIC – 5 to 7 p.m. – LICP Membership Celebration 2020. Manducatis Rustica, 46-35 Vernon Blvd.

East Elmhurst – 6:30 p.m. – Federal Aviation Administration hosts public information session on LaGuardia AirTrain environmental impact statement. New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott, 102-05 Ditmars Blvd.

Bayside - 7 to 9 p.m. – Paint & Sip Night: “Spring Flowers.” Bourbon Street, 40-12 Bell Blvd.

Jackson Heights – 7 p.m. – MTA to provide residents opportunity to discuss draft plan of Queens Bus Network Redesign. Southridge Building Rumpus Room, 33-04 93rd St.

Hillcrest – 7 p.m. – Queens Borough President Candidates Forum. Israel Center of Conservative Judaism, 167-11 73rd Ave.

Fresh Meadows – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 8 Monthly Meeting. Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.

Whitestone – 7:30 p.m. – We Love Whitestone Town Meeting. Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 150-05 12th Ave.

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January 15th, 2020 at 9:52 am

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