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Tuesday, March 17

Weather
• Overcast skies with showers in the morning. High of 56 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Dow Jones dropped nearly 3,000 points, making it the third worst day for the stock market of all time.

• The city will allow delivery workers to use illicit e-bikes as the restaurant industry shifts to takeout and delivery-only.

• U.S. researchers gave the first shot to the first person in a test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine.

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Forest Hills Biergarten Opening Day 2020  Tues Mar 17th 9am-4am. Beers, Brats, Sports, Cocktails, Bavarian Pretzels, wings, burgers, schnitzel and a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration you won’t soon forget!  Cobblestone’s Pub, 117-18 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills
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Queens News
• A  Correction Department official who worked in Queens is among the latest deaths from the coronavirus in NYC.

• The husband of the woman who was killed by a motorcyclist in Ridgewood is mourning her death on their daughter’s birthday.

• The New World Mall food court in Flushing, which is usually packed, was nearly empty as New Yorkers heeded warnings to “social distance.”

Politics
• The House passed by unanimous consent the revised coronavirus emergency bill, sending it to the Senate for deliberation.

• The governor of Ohio said the state will suspend its primary scheduled for today, after a judge declined to postpone the contest until June.

Entertainment
• Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, dropped a surprise album titled “Donald Glover Presents,” featuring artists 21 Savage, Ariana Grande and SZA.

TV dog Beatrice, recognized for playing Stella, the beloved French bulldog on “Modern Family,” died recently after the show’s final season wrapped.

Buzzing Back

• In 1762 the first St. Patrick’s Day parade is held in NYC.

• In 1964 movie actor Rob Lowe is born in Charlottesville, VA.  In 1983, he landed the role of Sodapop Curtis in this movie drama.

Opinion
• Senator Elizabeth Warren calls for a grassroots stimulus package to provide coronavirus relief in an op-ed for CNN.

• A writer for Slate cautions on how to take care of your mental health during a potential coronavirus lockdown.

In the Blogs
• Queens College closed its campus after a staff member tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

• Queens Public Library announced it is shutting down all its local branches until further notice.

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Scoreboard
• NBA, NHL, MLB and NCAA games have been suspended due to the coronavirus.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day  Tues Mar 17th 6-9pm  Live music from the Traditional Duo of Bernadette Fee & Luke Powers. Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd, Rego Park
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Real Estate
• Sunnyside Yard may soon host 12,000 homes, according to a new plan that was discussed at Borough Hall yesterday, but for decades the 180-acre site was looked at to be used for sports.

• For Sale – 60-79 71st Street, Maspeth - Single family offers 3 BRs, 2 bath, full finished basement, breakfast nook, community driveway and garage, rear terrace. Near all. $708,000 Lou Pastorini. 917-757-7567

• For Sale – 20-41 Himrod Street, Ridgewood – Two family brick in very good condition.  6 rooms over 5 rooms, finished basement, nice backyard for gardening and entertaining.  $1.149M. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• Sold – Jamaica – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,412 square foot home at 8540 79th St. for $565,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Apple publicized restrictions on coronavirus-themed apps, as well as part of its decision to ban games and entertainment related to the outbreak.

• A recent study found that Lego bricks could linger up to 1,300 years in the ocean.

Events
CANCELED Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting.  Astoria WorldManor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.

THE FOLLOWING EVENTS ARE MOST LIKELY POSTPONED OR CANCELED DUE TO THE MAYOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER, BUT THERE IS NO FORMAL  INDICATION THAT IS THE CASE:
•.Forest Hills – 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. – Forest Hills Biergarten Opening Day 2020.  Cobblestone’s Pub, 117-18 Queens Blvd.

Maspeth – 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.  Connolly’s Corner, 71-15 Grand Avenue

Forest Hills - 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Austin Public, 70-28 Austin Street

Rego Park – 6 to 9 p.m. – Live Traditional Irish Music from Bernadette Fee & Luke Powers.  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

March 17th, 2020 at 9:29 am

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