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Wednesday, January 1
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for New Year’s Day.
Meters are not in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 41 degrees.

Top Stories
• One million revelers packed Times Square to watch the ball drop on the new decade.

• Trump has deployed more troops to the Middle East after protesters attackedthe U.S. Embassy in Iraq.

• New York’s bail reform laws take effect starting today.

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New Year’s Day Brunch Wed Jan 1st 11am – 2pm Wind down after the holidays and let US do the cooking! O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Dr., Maspeth.
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Queens News
• A homicide suspect was caught at JFK Airport trying to flee the country.

• The MTA has released a draft plan to redesign the bus network in Queens.

Long Island City and Jamaica are expected to see a real estate boom in 2020.

Politics
• From Rikers Island to foie gras, 2019 was a wild year in New York City politics.

• Governor Cuomo signed the design-build bill that could save NYC billions on construction projects.

Entertainment
America Ferrera is pregnant with her second baby.

Mariah Carey’s Twitter account was hacked and posted messages about Eminem.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972, Three Dog Night becomes the first rock band to appear on a Tournament of Roses Parade float.

• In 1969, actor and stunt man Verne Troyer is born in Sturgis, MI. He rose to fame for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers franchise.

Opinion
• USA Today says these are the New Year’s resolutions they’d like to see in 2020.

• The Times says Congress should do more to protect veterans from predatory for-profit colleges.

In the Blogs
• A mammogram bus offering no-cost clinical breast exams is coming to Middle Village in January.

• Two thoroughfares in Richmond Hill will be renamed to honor the growing Sikh and Punjabi communities.

Trending in New York
Happy New Year
#2020NewYear
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#Roaring20s
#MidnightRun

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (9-24) host the Portland Trail Blazers at MSG. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (19-16-4) lost to the Edmonton Oilers, 7-5.

• The Islanders (25-10-3) topped the Washington Capitals, 4-3.

• St. John’s (11-3) fell to 11th-ranked Butler, 60-58.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas Running until Jan 4th Based on the beloved animated TV special, join Charlie Brown & The Peanuts as they rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Tickets. The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., LIC.
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Real Estate
• RXR Realty is planning a 21-story office building in Long Island City with manufacturing incentives.

• For Sale - 24-51 38th Street #C11, Astoria – Spacious 2BR, 2 bath apt in Astoria Lights Co-Op.  Grand Living/Dining room, modern kitchen w/ brand name appliances, ample storage, communal sky deck, common garden courtyard. Close to all.   $749,000 Homes.com. 347-535-0280

• For Sale – 68-28 65th Street, Glendale – Fully detached 2 family w/ backyard & garage. Each floor is a 3 BR, 1 bath apt. Renovated kitchens w/ SS appliances, plenty of closet space.  Finished basement offers huge office, full bath, extra storage.  $1.169M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Elmhurst – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,312-square-foot house at 92-21 55th Avenue for $940,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Tesla must face a lawsuit claiming “severe and pervasive racial harassment” at its California factory.

Uber and Postmates have sued California to block its gig economy law.

Events
Maspeth – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – New Year’s Day Brunch. O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Dr.

Written by QTadmin

January 2nd, 2020 at 8:57 am

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