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Morning Buzz: FDNY does safety outreach in Queens; Man charged with fatally shoving his landlord down the stairs

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Friday, February 7

Weather
• Cloudy and windy with showers in the morning. High of 57 degrees.

Top Stories
• A U.S. counterterrorism operation killed Qasim al-Raymi, leader of al Qaeda in Yemen.

• NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth after record-setting stay in space.

• The Chinese doctor in Wuhan who sounded the alarm on the novel coronavirus, 34, died from the disease.

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Without Walls Season: “Jump”   Fri Feb 7th & Sat Feb 8th  8pm; Sun Feb 9th 3 & 7pm This story of a family’s grief and two strangers on a bridge shines light on how we process traumatic experience to ultimately find peace.  Tickets   Astoria Performing Arts, 28-21 Steinway Street, Astoria
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Queens News
• The FDNY is conducting safety outreach in Queens after the borough saw the most fires in the city in 2019.

• A Corona man who shoved his 71-year-old building landlord down the building’s front stairs was indicted on charges of manslaughter and assault.

• The New York FBI is looking for more potential victims of a Queens man indicted on charges of child pornography and abuse.

Politics
• The Department of Homeland Security is barring New Yorkers from a program that expedites access through airport security in response to the state’s new “Green Light Law.”

• Mayor De Blasio unveiled his administration’s priorities for 2020 in his seventh State of the City address.

Entertainment
• Pearl Jam is set to play a special SiriusXM concert at The Apollo next month.

• David Letterman is claiming that Quentin Tarantino once threatened to kill himover the phone.

Buzzing Back

• In 1964 The Beatles arrive in New York!  Two days later, they appeared on this television show.

•  In 1965 comedian Chris Rock is born in Andrews, SC.  He created and narrated this 2005 TV series, which is based on his youth.

Opinion
• The NY Post says De Blasio got it mostly right when it comes to property-tax reform.

• In the wake of his death, CNN spotlights Kirk Douglas’s political courage.

In the Blogs
• The Cake Boys, a Queens drag king collective, are making their Astoria debutthis weekend.

• Residents in Sunnyside slammed the Queens Bus Redesign at a public forum.

Trending in New York
• #FallonAsksBTS
• #FridayFeeling
• #snowday
• Bayonne
• James Woods

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (16-36) topped the Orlando Magic, 105 to 103.

• The Islanders (31-15-6) beat the Los Angeles Kings, 5 to 3.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers (26-22-4) host the Buffalo Sabres at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• St. John’s Red Storm takes on the Creighton Bluejays at 6 p.m.
• The Knicks play the Detroit Pistons at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders come up against the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7 p.m.
• The Nets (23-27) head to Toronto to face the Raptors at 7:30 p.m.

• UFC Main Card 247 at Houston’s Toyota Center starts at 10 p.m. The main event is Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes.

Sunday
• The Knicks are off to Atlanta to play the Hawks at 6 p.m.
• The Rangers host the Los Angeles Kings at MSG. Puck drops at 6 p.m.

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Tiger & Magpie: Good Luck Painting from Korea  Sun Feb 9th 2pm  A prominent motif in Korean Folk Art, the tiger & magpie are known to keep out evil influences and bring good luck.  Participants will paint one to bring home.  Tickets Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Real Estate
• A new set of guidance, unexpectedly issued by the Department of State, reversed the tenant-pays-broker-fee system that’s been the norm in rental transactions in New York City.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 9th 1-3pm. 66-61 73rd Place, Middle Village – Solid brick 2 family home offers two 5-room, 2 BR units, finished basement, spacious private yard, garage on pvt drive. Close to all amenities and Juniper Park!  $1.149M. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 8th 12-2pm. 69-66 57th Drive, Maspeth – Large two family. home on 30×155 lot offers 4 BRs, 2 bath, private driveway, detached 2 car garage w/ additional parking in rear.  $1.1M. O’Kane Realty. 347-861-9619

• Sold – Woodhaven – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,462 square foot two-family home at 8817 Eldert Ln. for $685,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• We Heart Astoria has a list of places to go out and feel the love on Valentine’s Day.

• Taqueria Tacombi is making its first foray into Queens with a new location in LIC.

Restaurant ABC’s – Bellerose
Grade A – Triple Crown Diner, 24827 Jamaica Ave. Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Evidence of mice.
Grade B – Panda House, 22428 Braddock Ave. Evidence of mice; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Friends Gourmet Deli, 24505 Jericho Tpke. Cold food item held above 41º F; Evidence of mice; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Facility not vermin proof.

Events
Kew Gardens – 9 to 11 a.m. – Queens Interagency Council Community Meeting Discussion on Senior Employment.  Queens Borough Hall, 122-50 Queens Blvd, rm 213

Flushing – 2 p.m. – Coronavirus update. Lobby of 136-33 37th Ave.

Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – American Legion Post 1424 Monthly Meeting.  107-15 Metropolitan Avenue

Astoria – 8 p.m. – Without Wall Season: “Jump”.  Astoria Peforming Arts Center, 28-21 Steinway Street

Woodhaven – 8 p.m. – Holiday Bar Bingo.  Neir’s Tavern, 87048 78th Street

Flushing – 8 p.m. – Guitar Mash “Urban Campfire”.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Saturday
Bayside – 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Saturday Morning Movie: “Descendants 3″(2019)   Queens Library, 214-20 Northern Blvd.
Jamaica – Noon to 5 p.m. – Adult Crafting with jan Austen: Read-Aloud & Crafting Circle.  King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue
Astoria – 1 p.m. – A Finance Show for Women. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
Flushing – 1 p.m. – Lunar New Year Lantern Festival.  Queens Library, 41-17 Main Street
Flushing – 1 to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year – Celebrating Lantern Festival.  The Shops @ Skyview, 40-24 College Point Blvd.
Jamaica - 2 p.m. – New York Philharmonic Orchestra for Very Young Children.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 53-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica – 3 p.m. – 4 Little Girls: Moving Portraits of the American Civil Rights Movement. Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Forest Hills – 3 to 5 p.m. – Painting With a Twist: A Paris Sunset.  Painting With A Twist, 97-14 Metropolitan Avenue
Astoria – 8 p.m. – Without Walls Season: “Jump”.  Astoria Performing Arts Center, 28-21 Steinway Street
Rego Park - 10:30 p.m. – WHATEVERnyc (Classic Rock).  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

Sunday
Corona – 1 pm.m. & 4 p.m. – Alice inWonderland.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing - 2 p.m. – Tiger & Magpie: Good Luck Painting from Korea.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Flushing – 2 p.m. – Peking Opera in Lunar New Year.  Queens Library, 41-17 Main Street
• Astoria -3 p.m. & 7 p.m. – Without Walls Season: “Jump”.  Astoria Performing Arts Center, 28-21 Steinway Street
Forest Hills – 4 p.m. – Jazz Vespers.  Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Tpk.
Forest Hills – 5 p.m. – Paragon Ragtime Orchestra – Special Valentine’s Show.  Community House, 15 Borage Place
Astoria – 5:30 p.m. – That Holiday in February That Shall Not Be Spoken.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
Oakland Gardens – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Making Astronomy: The Full Snow Moon.  Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
Astoria – 7 p.m. – Oscar Watch Party.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

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February 7th, 2020 at 8:59 am

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