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Morning Buzz: Massive Ozone Park fire injures 10 people, 20,000 march to protest anti-Semitism

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Monday, January 6
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Three Kings’ Day.
Meters are in effect

• Partly cloudy with a high of 46 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump doubled down on threats to target Iranian cultural sites. Iran, meanwhile, is abandoning the 2015 nuclear deal.

• Five people were killed and 60 were hospitalized after a tour bus lost control on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

• In a show of support and solidarity, 20,000 New Yorkers marched to protest recent anti-Semitic attacks.

Evening Cocktail & Craft: Indigo Shibori Wed Jan 8th 6-8pm Each participant will practice shibori techniques and dye cotton bandannas to take home! 21+. $30. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.

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Queens News
• A raging four-alarm fire injuring 10 people burned down an Ozone Park supermarket and four apartment buildings.

• A suspect was caught on camera stealing a bag from a wheelchair at a Jamaica clothing store.

• Families celebrated Three King’s Day early in Queens over the weekend.

• The Iraqi parliament is calling for U.S. troops to be ousted after the Soleimani killing.

• New York lawmakers are returning to Albany for a legislative session with big plans and a $6 billion budget hole.

• Here is the full list of winners from this year’s Golden Globes.

Weekend Box Office
Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker: $33 million
Jumanji: The Next Level: $26 million
Little Women: $13 million
The Grudge: $11.3 million
Frozen II: $11.2 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1973, this song by Carly Simon leads the US hit parade, stirring speculation about whom she was singing about.

• In 1982, actor Eddie Redmayne is born in London. In 2014, he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of this man in The Theory of Everything.

• Harry Siegel says in the Daily News that politicians have to stop posturing if they want to truly address anti-Semitism.

• Nicole Gelinas writes in the Post that embracing the no-bail law was Cuomo’s first political mistake as governor.

In the Blogs
• Hunters Point Library is hosting a paint night event at 6 p.m.

• The Flushing Lunar New Year Parade is returning at the end of the month.

Trending in New York
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• The Knicks (10-26) fell to the Los Angeles Clippers, 135-132.

• The Nets (16-18) head to Orlando to face the Magic at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (25-12-3) host the Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m.

• St. John’s (11-4) lost to Xavier, 75-67.

• NFL Wild Card Round:
Houston Texas top Buffalo Bills in overtime, 22-19
Tennessee Titans beat New England Patriots, 20-13
Minnesota Vikings shock New Orleans Saints in overtime, 26-20
Seattle Seahawks edge Philadelphia Eagles, 17-9

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Native American Pottery and Archaeology Sat Jan 11th 10:30am-12:00pm Hosted by the Queens Historical Society – Learn more about the historical context of Native American tribes that lived in Queens 400 years ago. Free! Queens Library, 38-23 104th St., Corona.

Real Estate
• Big box stores dominated Queens’s biggest retail deals in December.

• For Sale – 162-41 Powells Cove Blvd #2K, Whitestone – 1 BR, 1 bath co-op features a/c, terrace w/ bridge & water views, 2 walk-in closets, private fishing dock, use of community room included in monthly fees.  $429,000. Dave Pastorini 718-326-3900 ext 111

• For Rent – Glendale – Spacious 2 BR features LR, DR, EIK, 1 bath with updated oven & fridge, hardwood flooring, heat & hot water included.  $2,000. ID #1358665. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Forest Hills – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,500-square-foot house at 108-39 67th Drive for $1.46 million. Zillow.

College Point – 1 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea delivers remarks at NYPD swearing-in ceremony. Police Academy, 28-11 28th Ave.

Hillcrest – 5:30 p.m. – Mayor de Blasio, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attend inauguration of Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz. St. John’s University Carnesecca Arena, 8000 Utopia Pwky.

Written by QTadmin

January 6th, 2020 at 9:33 am

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