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Friday, April 19
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Good Friday.
Parking meters are in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with light rain in the afternoon. High of 68. Rainy and windy on Saturday with a high of 62 degrees. Partly cloudy and a high of 64 on Sunday.

Top Stories
• The Mueller report revealed Trump’s efforts to control the Russia probe and the dysfunction that ensued.

• A shootout in Washington Heights left a police officer wounded and the suspect dead.

• MTA fare hikes, including increases to weekly and monthly passes, go into effect this weekend.

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Easter Festival  Sat Apr 20th 11am-3pm Enjoy an afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, cotton candy, popcorn, music, and a nature educator. This event is free and features an egg hunt, complete with giveaways. Juniper Valley Park, 80th St. & Juniper Blvd. North, Middle Village.
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Queens News
• Attorneys for Karina Vetrano’s convicted killer claimed that four jurors committed misconduct.

• A U.S. Customs officer stole $100 bills while searching passenger handbagsat JFK Airport, according to the feds.

• Police are looking for a would-be robber who opened fire at a Sunnyside pharmacy.

Politics
• See what New York City lawmakers are saying about the redacted Mueller report.

• The City Council passed a package of bills to combat climate change.

Entertainment
• Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” series has been renewed at Fox.

• HBO is planning a docuseries on the alleged sex cult NXIVM.

Buzzing Back

• In 1989, the Central Park jogger attack shocks NYC.

• In 1979, actress Kate Hudson was born in Los Angeles. She became best known for playing “Penny Lane” in this 2000 film.

Opinion
• The Times says the Mueller report reveals a pattern of deceit and dysfunction, but it’s up to Congress to decide what happens next.

• The Post says with so many exceptions, congestion pricing won’t ease trafficor fix the subways.

In the Blogs
• The new waterfront development at 10 Halletts Point will have a new muralwith an important message.

• Take a walking tour of Flushing Creek this weekend with a local artist.

Trending in New York
#ImpeachTrump
Jared Dudley
#DragRace
#maddow
Greg Monroe

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (8-10) fell to the Kansas City Royals, 6-1.

• The Nets were crushed by the Sixers, 131-115, falling behind 2-1 in the series.

• The Islanders await the winner of the Washington-Carolina series for the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

St. John’s is on the verge of hiring Mike Anderson to replace Chris Mullins as their new head coach.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees continue their four-game series in Kansas City. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.
• The Mets kick off a three-game road series against the St. Louis Cardinals at 8:15 p.m.
Saturday
• The Bronx Bombers face the Royals on the road at 1:05 p.m.
• The Amazins’ take on the Cardinals at 2:15 p.m.
• The Nets host the Philadelphia 76ers for Game 4 of the playoffs at 3 p.m.
Sunday
• The Yankees wrap up their series in Kansas City with a 1:05 p.m. matinee.
• The Mets finish their three-game set in St. Louis. First pitch is at 2:15 p.m.

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Brunch with the Easter Bunny  Sat Apr 20th &Sun Apr 21st  10am-2pm Join us for a delicious and relaxing celebration featuring our brunch specialties, mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and more! Make your reservations now – call 718-672-9696. O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Dr., Maspeth.
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Real Estate
• Here’s everything you need to know about the new Opportunity Zones rules released by the federal government.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 20th 11:30am-1pm  61-56 62nd Avenue, Middle Village – One family home bar M train.  3 BRs, 1.5 bath, modern kitchen, yard w/ pool.  $779,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-821-5999

• For Rent – Glendale – 3 BR apt offers LR, DR, kitchen w/ granite counter tops, 1 full bath.  Carpet flooring throughout. $2,100/month. Carollo Realty & Mgmnt 718-366-6636. ID # 1343607

• Sold – Middle Village – A four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,651-square-foot house at 64-38 84th Street for $836,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The owner of LIC’s John Brown Smokehouse has opened a new Texas-styled barbecue joint called Mothership Meat Company.

• Homemade Taqueria in Corona is the perfect place to find three for $5 al pastor tacos.

Restaurant ABC’s – Maspeth
Grade A – The Maspeth Pizza House, 55-60 60th St. – Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Rosa’s Pizza, 55-26 69th St. – Ho food not held above 140 degrees, Filth flies, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade C – El Diez, 53-76 65th Pl. – Hot foot not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food not cooled by approved method, Evidence of mice, Live roaches.

Events
Flushing – 1 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo, U.S. Small Business Administration host Asian American Pacific Islander town hall meeting. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

Saturday
Sunnyside – 8 to 11 a.m. – 2019 LIC YMCA Bunny Fun Run & Easter Egg Hunt.  Corporal Lance P. Noonan Park, 43rd Street & 47th Avenue
Maspeth - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Brunch with the Easter Bunny.  O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Drive
Corona – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Spring Eggstravaganza.  Queens Zoo, 53-31 111th Street
Flushing – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 15th Annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival. Pavilion & Astral Fountain, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Barnyard Egg Hunt. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Middle Village – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Easter Festival.  Juniper Valley Park, 80th St & Juniper Blvd North – CANCELED
Fresh Meadows – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Earth Day Crafts & Games.  Redwood Playground, Cunningham Park
• Astoria - 2 p.m. – See it Big! Action Series: The Adventures of Robin Hood. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Astoria – 4 p.m. – See it Big! Action Series: Anne of the Indies. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Astoria – 7 p.m. – See it Big! Action Series: Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Corona - 5 p.m. to Midnight – Queens International Night Market Sneak Preview #1.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th  Street
Maspeth – 5 p.m. – Autism Family Dance.  Moose Lodge, 72-15 Grand Avenue
Astoria – 7 p.m. – See it Big! Action Series: Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Flushing – 8 p.m. – Global Mashup #4: Bluegrass Meets Cuba.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd
Whitestone – 9 p.m. – Rewind perform (Classic Rock).  The BLVD, 19-11 Francis Lewis Blvd,
Sunday
Corona – 8 a.m. – 4th Annual Queens Marathon.  Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Woodside – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Sunnyside/Woodside Lion Kiwanis Festival.  Greenpoint Ave btwn 42nd & 48th Streets
Maspeth – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Brunch with the Easter Bunny.  O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Drive
Corona - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Spring Eggstravaganza.  Queens Zoo, 53-31 111th Street
Forest Hills – 10:30 a.m. to Noon – Ascension Church’s EasterFest Celebration.  PS 101, 2 Russell Place
Corona – 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Little Makers: Sink and Float.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
Flushing – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Queens Park of the Month: Kissena Park.  Rose & Oak Avenues
Forest Hills – 1 to 3 p.m. – EasterFest.  MacDonald Park, 70th Avenue & Queens Blvd.
Astoria – 2:30 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Seven Samuri. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – See it Big! Action Series: Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

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