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Morning Buzz: Flushing woman first pedestrian killed in 2020, Blind man beaten in Jackson Heights

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Thursday, January 2

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 54.

Top Stories
• The Bronx man accused of trying to snatch a girl off a subway train say he is getting a bad rap thanks to a misleading video that went viral.

• The mother of the man accused in the Monsey stabbings says her son was a “Shabbos goy” while growing up in Crown Heights.

• Don Larsen, the only person to throw a perfect game in the World Series, passed away. And former NBA commissioner David Stern died at the age of 77.

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Golden Globes Watch Party & Trivia   Sun Jan 5th 7-11:30pm   Kick off the beginning of awards season at our watch party!  Click here for a list of nominees.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Queens News
• A woman was killed after she was hit by a car while crossing Northern Boulevard in Flushing. She is the first pedestrian fatality of 2020.

• The number of people in New York City who died in fires dropped by 25 percentin 2019.

• A blind man was savagely beaten inside a Jackson Heights subway station after he tapped a stranger with his cane.

Politics
• The Department of Education official charged with trying to solicit sex with an underage boy had an incomplete background check.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio ripped Domino’s over news that the chain sold pies to revelers trapped in Times Square for $30 each.

Entertainment
• Ricki Lake shared a New Year’s Day photo of year with a buzzed hairdo, admitting that she has been struggling with hair loss.

• Post Malone showed off his huge new face tattoo just moments before performing New Year’s Eve in Times Square.

Buzzing Back

• In 1979, Sid Vicious went on trial for stabbing his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, but before it was finished he died of a heroin overdose.

• In 1971, George Harrison became the first Beatles to have a solo number-one record in the U.S. when this album when to the top of the Billboard charts.

Opinion
• The Daily News lays out what de Blasio needs to accomplish during his last two years as mayor of New York City.

• Slate says forget those New Year’s resolution, 2020 is the year to embrace your vices.

In the Blogs
• Alley Pond Environmental Center will move to a temporary home in Oakland Gardens while its constructs a new building.

• Give your old Christmas tree a second life at mulch for New York City parks.

Trending in New York
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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (10-24) topped the Trailblazers, 117-93.

• The Nets (16-16) are in Dallas to take on the Mavericks. Tip-off is at 8:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (24-10-3) host the Devils at Nassau Coliseum. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• The Rangers (19-15-4) head to Edmonton for a 9 p.m. meeting with the Oilers.

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Vendor Call – Love Grows in Brooklyn Valentine’s Day Market  Looking for crafters, food purveyors, jewelry makers for our upcoming market. Apply to be a vendor  Deadline is Jan 6. Greenpoint Loft, 67 West Street, Greenpoint
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Real Estate
• Suffering under a bad mortgage? A local real estate expert outlines your optionsfor getting out from under it.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 4th 7 Sun Jan 5th 12:30-2pm. 914 Garfield Street, Franklin Square – One family: 1st floor has 2 BRs, EIK, full bath. 2nd flr has EIK 3 BRs, 2 bath. MLS# 3188028 $799,000. Maria Giacalone. 516-318-0488 

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 4th 12-1:30pm. 65-34 78th Street, Middle Village – One family with 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, finished basement, garage, private yard, close to Juniper Park. $799,999. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• Sold – Four-bedroom, four-bath 3,262-square-foot one-family home at 222-38 Garland Drive in Bayside for $982,000.

Style & Fashion
• These were the best fashion trends and transformations of the 2010s.

• A top stylist in Silicon Valley shares the fashion secrets of tech CEOs and founders.

Events
Jamaica – 2 to 4 p.m.- Classic Movie Thursday: The Time Machine (1960). Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 2 Monthly Meeting. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.

Howard Beach – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 10 Monthly Meeting. Old Mill Yacht Club, 163-15 Cross Bay Blvd.

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January 2nd, 2020 at 8:58 am

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