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Morning Buzz: Jamaica shooting was city’s last in 2015, Maspeth strip club firebombed

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Friday, January 1
Alternate-side parking rules and meters are suspended for New Year’s Day.

Weather
• Mostly sunny all weekend with highs in the low 40s.

Top Stories
• One million people pack Times Square to ring in the new year and watch the ball drop.

• Police in Munich are hunting for terror suspects after being tipped off about a planned suicide bombing.

• A man was crushed while trying to save a woman from a stalled elevator in the Lower East Side.

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Queens News
• Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Jamaica that left one man dead just before the new year.

• A construction worker was saved from a collapsed trench in Forest Hills.

• The Maspeth strip club at the center of the shooting of a Knicks forward was hit with a Molotov cocktail the very next day.

Politics
• New York City has reached a settlement over contract disputes with correction officers union.

• A former state assemblyman was formally accused of sending sexually explicit videos of himself to female staffers.

Entertainment
• Star Wars creator George Lucas called Disney, who bought the rights to the franchise, “white slavers.”

• The Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez was seen on vacation with his ex Torrie Wilson, but denies a rekindling of romance.

Opinion
• The Observer lists New Year’s resolutions each presidential candidate should make.

• The New York Times says high school diplomas mean nothing if students aren’t prepared for college or the workforce.

In the Blogs
• The chef at Glendale’s Room 55 will appear on a new reality television series.

• Cinemart Cinemas in Forest Hills will screen the new Quentin Tarantino flick, The Hateful Eight.

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Scoreboard
• The Islanders beat the Buffalo Sabres, 2-1.

• St. John’s fell to the Creighton Bluejays, 80-70.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks are in Chicago for an 8 p.m. meeting with the Bulls.
Saturday
• LIU Brooklyn meets Mount St. Mary’s in Maryland at 2 p.m.
• The Nets are in Boston to take on the Celtics in a 3 p.m. matinee.
• St. John’s heads to Rhode Island for a 3:30 p.m. meeting with Providence.
• St. Francis heads to New Jersey to take on Farleigh Dickinson. Tip-off is at 4:30 p.m.
• The Islanders head to Pittsburgh for a 7 p.m. matchup with the Penguins.
• The Rangers head to Florida to take on the Panthers. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• Former coach Rex Ryan looks to spoil the Jets’ chances of making the playoffs. Kick-off is at 1 p.m.
• The Giants put a bow on the 2015 campaign when they host the Eagles at 1 p.m.
• The Knicks welcome the Hawks to MSG. Tip-off is at 3:30 p.m.
• The Islanders return home to host Dallas at 5 p.m.

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Nature Exploration (moderate) Sat. Jan 2nd 11am-12:30pm On our hikes you can explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.This moderate intensity hike is a longer, faster-paced hike on rugged terrain. Forest Park Visitors Center, Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Drive
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Real Estate
• A Queens apartment building is stiffing workers on wages, but still collecting big on a lucrative 421a tax break.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun. Jan 3rd 11am-1pm – 83-30 98th Street, Unit 5E, Woodhaven  Large 2 bedroom apt in Forest Park Complex! Located just steps from the park offering great outdoor living all year round.  Asking $229,000 O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Rent –  Maspeth – Loft-Business-Residential.  Excellent opportunities-work where you live! 2,225 sq ft open floor plan. Asking $4,000/month plus utilities.  Call Joe @ The “A” Team  917-952-2156

• Sold – A two-bedroom, one-bath, 775-square-foot apartment at 60-11 Broadway in Woodside for $285,000.

Eating Out
• Nurse your New Year’s Eve hangover with a seafood feast brunch at Off the Hook in Astoria.

Several Queens restaurants made their way onto the list of the 20 Best Dishes of 2015 as compiled by the Village Voice.

Restaurant ABC’s – Richmond Hill
Grade A – 2 Palmitas Mexican Deli, 109-15 Jamaica Ave. – Food not protected from possible contamination
Grade B – Kaieteur Restaurant, 87-12 Lefferts Blvd. – No washing facilities, Food not protected from possible contamination
Grade Pending – Armando’s Pollo Rico Restaurant, 110-02 Jamaica Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Food cross-contaminated, Filth flies, Personal cleanliness inadequate

Events
LIC – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – New Year’s Day Brunch. Alobar, 46-42 Vernon Blvd.

• Rockaways – 11 a.m. – Annual New Year’s Day Walk. Meet at Ft. Tilden

Ridgewood – 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Bad Old Days hosting first Saturday morning cartoons reruns and offering drinks and open cereal bar. 1684 Woodbine St.

Saturday
• Flushing Meadows – 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Saturday Family Workshop for children ages 5 to 12. Queens Museum, NYC Building

Sunday
• Long Island City - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Open Studio: Working With Color. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd.
• Jackson Heights – 12:30 to 3 p.m. – Three Kings Parranda. Begins at Manuel de Dios Triangle, 83rd St. & Roosevelt Ave.
• Flushing Meadows – 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Saturday Family Workshop for children ages 5 to 12. Queens Museum, NYC Building
Bayside – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Quadrantids Meteor Shower. Fort Totten Park, Totten Ave. & 15th Rd.
Ridgewood – 6 to 8 p.m. – Candlelight Tour. Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave.

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January 6th, 2016 at 9:25 am

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