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Tuesday, February 4

Weather
• Showers and overcast skies throughout the day. High of 53 degrees.

Top Stories
• Two women were found dead, and a toddler injured, in a shooting at a Texas A&M University-Commerce residence hall

• The FDA approved the first drug to treat life-threatening peanut allergies in children.

• After a night of chaos, Iowa voters are still awaiting caucus results.

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Act One: One Act Festival 2020  Running until Feb 29th A series of self-produced short plays competing for different cash prizes. Audience votes after each performance to determine the finalists.  Click here for a list of performances, times & tickets.  The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street, LIC
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Queens News
• Queens borough president hopeful Anthony Miranda is back on the March 24 special election ballot.

• A Queens parking garage known to neighbors as a hot spot for parties and drag racing, has been closed off.

• Two crooks burglarized a Queens noodle house by busting through the basement wall of an unoccupied building next door

Politics
• Shaun Donovan, who served as President Barack Obama’s housing secretary and budget director, is exploring a 2021 run for New York City mayor.

• The Senate heard closing arguments in the impeachment trial, ahead of Wednesday’s vote.

Entertainment
• A “live capture” of an original performance of “Hamilton” at Richard Rogers Theatre in Manhattan is coming to movie theaters next year.

NBC explains why some Super Bowl commercials fell flat, while others made a big splash.

Buzzing Back

• In 1983 singer Karen Carpenter died of heart irregularities caused by anorexia nervosa, just short of her 33rd birthday.

• In 1913 civil rights leader Rosa Parks is born in Tuskegee, AL. She became known as the “first lady of civil rights” after being arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in 1955.

Opinion
• USA Today delves into the world of plant-based “meat” products.

• The Daily News criticizes the governor for shifting costs and the blame when it comes to Medicaid.

In the Blogs
• Spanish soccer legend David Villa and Queensboro FC are hosting the team’s first-ever fan event on Wednesday.

• ICE arrested 75 undocumented immigrants in NY, including Queens, while denouncing the city’s position as a ‘sanctuary city.’

Trending in New York
• #MayorCheat
• #IACaucus
• Pete
• Shadow
• #worldcancerday2020

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (15-36) topped the Cleveland Cavaliers, 139 to 134.

• The Nets (22-27) beat the Phoenix Suns, 119 to 97

• The Rangers (25-22-4) fell to the Dallas Stars, 3 to 5.

• The Islanders (29-15-6) host the Dallas Stars at 7 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Adult Crafting with & Crafting Jan Austen: Read-Aloud Circle  Sat Feb 8th 12-5pm  Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day with homemade Valentine crafts, bring-your-own-project crafting circle. Ages 12+ only.  Free- Registration Required.  King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
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Real Estate
• Sales have begun for Astoria’s new luxury condominium The Rowan.

• For Sale - Middle Village – Semi detached two family one block from Juniper Park.  6 BRs, 2.5 bath, full finished basement, garage.  $1.299M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• For Rent – Maspeth – 1 BR apt for rent features LR/DR combo, EIK, 1 full bath. Hardwood flooring, all utilities included.  $16,00/month. ID # 1366512. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Jamaica – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom multi family home at 8410 95th Ave. for $880,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Vox explains how ads follow you around the internet.

• CNBC walks you through how to stop police from asking for your Amazon Ring video footage.

Events
Queens Village – 8 to 11 a.m. – Candidates for Queens Borough President’s Discussion. Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd.

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February 4th, 2020 at 9:19 am

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