Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

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Thursday, May 9

Weather
• Cloudy and a little bit cooler with a high of 55.

Top Stories
• North Korea has launched a second projectile in less than a week as denuclearization talks with the U.S. stall.

• Students stormed out of a vigil for the Colorado school shooting victims last night when politicians got their turn to address the crowd.

• Beverly Hills is about to become the first major U.S. city to ban the sale of tobacco, leaving gas station owners smoking mad.

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Queens News
• An elderly woman was killed trying to cross a busy street near the Queensboro Bridge yesterday.

• A pot and cocaine-fueled wild ride in the Queens Midtown Tunnel leads to a crash caught on a car’s dashcam.

• A new Small Business Development Center is now up and running on the campus of Queens College.

Politics
• People are starting to question privacy issues with the de Blasio administration’s LinkNYC kiosks. And – surprise! – they’re losing money.

• Councilman Ruben Diaz interrupted a sensitivity training session yesterday when he blurted out that he wouldn’t “rat” someone out for sexual harassment.

Entertainment
Troy Dean Shafer, the star of reality television show Nashville Flipped, has died. He was 38.

• The Waterfront Kite Festival on Saturday in Brooklyn Bridge Park will kick off the Conservancy’s spring and summer programming.

Buzzing Back

• In 1964, an unlikely challenger ends the reign of The Beatles atop the U.S. pop chart.

• In 1949, rock singer Billy Joel is born in the Bronx. From 1973 to 2013, he wrote 33 Top 40 hits, including this song which hit number three in 1977.

Opinion
• Errol Louis writes in the Daily News that it is time for elected officials to get tough with parents who refuse to immunize their children.

• The Long Island City Journal argues that the time has come to find a permanent home for the Court Square Branch of the Queens Library.

In the Blogs
• Jade Eatery & Lounge will reopen soon after closing for the renovation of Station Square.

• A very popular Mexican restaurant in Forest Hills known for its long wait times now allows customers to join the wait list on Yelp.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (17-20) fell to the Padres, 3-2. The team is off tonight before starting a weekend series at home against the Marlins.

• The Yankees lost to Seattle, 10-1 . New York (21-15) wraps up its series with the Mariners tonight in the Bronx at 6:35 p.m.

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6th Annual LIC Springs!   Sat May 11th 12-5pm Free community block party featuring activities, art, food, fitness, music & more!  Vernon Blvd btwn 50th & 46th Avenues, LIC.
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Real Estate
• Rent-stabilized tenants could see hikes of 3.75 percent after the Rent Guidelines Board voted to approve a rent increase.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – Renovated two family home in Forest Hills offers 5 BRs, 3 bath.  $969,000. Joann C. Realty 917-317-4034

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 11th 2-3:30pm. 121 Arleigh Road, Douglaston Manor – One-family with 5 BRs, 4.5 bath, jacuzzi & firepit. Two fireplaces, finished basement, two-car garage. $2.1M. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,240-square-foot co-op at 17-85 215th Streetin Bay Terrace for $519,307.

Style & Fashion
• Direct-to-consumer brand La Ligne has opened its first brick-and-mortar boutique on Madison Avenue, designed to look like a chic Paris apartment.

• The Brock Collection, a favorite of celebrities, has unveiled a new line of mommy-and-me dresses.

Events
LIC - 8:30 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and transi groups criticize illegal parking. 43rd Ave. & Crescent St.

Astoria – 9:15 a.m. – Elected officials hold press conference to preserve senior center. Astoria Houses, 4-05 Astoria Blvd.

• LIC – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Court Square Food Fair. 45th Ave. from Jackson Ave. to 23rd St.

• East Elmhurst - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Mother’s Day Market featuring products made in Queens. Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd.

• Floral Park – Noon – DSNY celebrates International Compost Day with free zero waste giveaways. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway

Ridgewood – 4 p.m. – Back Yard Garden Opening. Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.

Richmond Hill – 4:30 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz attends Community & Family Night. Richmond Hill H.S., 89-30 114th St.

Flushing – 6 to 8:30 p.m. – Evening Cocktail & Craft: Macrame Planter. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

Cambria Heights – 7 p.m. – Katz delivers remarks at Cambria heights Civic Association Meeting, MBU Bridge Home, 120-50 Springfield Blvd.

Kew Gardens – 7: 45 p.m. – Katz hosts annual Queens Iftar. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP Monthly Meeting. Saint Pancras School, Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

Jamaica – 8 p.m. – Thursday Night Jazz Series. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.

Kew Gardens – 8:15 p.m. – Katz speaks at 112th Precinct’s “Celebrate Diversity” dinner. Borough Hall, 120-55- Queens Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

May 9th, 2019 at 9:12 am

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