Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: New Flushing waterfront plan draws new criticism, Sharon Lee on her journey to interim borough president

without comments

Thursday, January 16

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of 49.

Top Stories
• Police in Suffolk County are set to release “previously undisclosed” evidence in the Gilgo Beach slayings that left eight women dead.

• The man accused in the anti-Semitic attack in Monsey had more than 20 prior run-ins with law enforcement.

• A teenager was slashed with a cane sword in East Harlem in a vicious attack that was caught on video.

••••••••••••
Let’s Make Comics  Fri Jan 17th  4-5pm Create your own mini-comics with picture book Mika Song. Recommended for ages 7-12. $25 drop-in  Sunnyside Plays, 43-09 48th Avenue, Woodside
••••••••••••

If you are interested in advertising in the Newsticker, click here.

Queens News
• Officials at a troubled school in Bayside didn’t punish a student after he sexually assaulted a classmate last March.

• New York One has an in-depth interview with Sharon Lee on her unlikely path to interim borough president of Queens, from California to Wisconsin to NYC.

• A new plan to develop the Flushing waterfront is drawing criticism as it begins the ULURP process.

Politics
• Mayor Bill de Blasio is getting toasted for his latest food snafu after he tweeted his favorite way to enjoy a bagel.

• A former assistant district attorney is running for Queens borough president on a platform opposed to closing Rikers and newly enacted bail reform.

Entertainment
• Gwyneth Paltrow banned photographers from a presentation at the Javits Center this week discussing a new candle that smells like her vagina.

• Slate talks to a different sort of Jeopardy! legend, the woman who finished with the lowest score of all time, -$6,800.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976, this album by Peter Frampton is released and takes just five weeks to go Gold, reaching Platinum in less than three months.

• In 1980, stage actor Lin-Manuel Miranda is born in New York City. In 2015, he created this Broadway musical that was nominated for 16 Tony Awards.

Opinion
• Canada’s biggest newspaper – The Globe and Mail – writes in an editorial that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aren’t welcome in Canada.

• The Queens Ledger says it will be a massive failure if a special panel fails to come up with meaningful recommendations to address necessary repairs.

In the Blogs
• An Astoria councilman wants the city to add busways like the one on 14th Street in Manhattan to its redesign of the Queens bus network.

• A Queens councilwoman hosted an event that allowed some of her youngest constituents to donate their hair to provide high-quality wigs to young patients.

Trending in New York
Fultz
#LevSpeaks
#PresidentPelosi
#IStandWithBernie
#SeduceSomeoneInFourWords

Scoreboard
• The Nets (18-22) fell to the Sixers, 117-106.

• St. John’s (12-6) fell to Providence, 63-58.

• The Knicks (11-30) host the Phoenix Suns. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (28-13-4) host the Rangers (22-19-4) at Nassau Coliseum. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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

••••••••••••
How to Stop Procrastinating on Your New Year’s Resolutions Sat Jan 18th 2-3pm  Author David Parker leads you through some best practices for keeping your resolutions intact. Tickets  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
••••••••••••

Real Estate
• Curbed declares Elmhurst is the most walkable neighborhood in Queens.

• For Sale – 61-16 62nd Street, Middle Village – Detached one family home features 3 BRs, detached garage w/extra parking, Anderson windows, hardwood floors, finished basement.  $759,000. O’Kane Realty 917-623-6306

• For Sale – 71-49 Metropolitan Avenue #5D, Middle Village – 2 BR, 2 bath condo with parking! Large LR w/ balcony, master BR has en suite, gym and storage. Close to all. $618,000. Lou Pastorini 917-797-7567

• Sold – Three-bedroom, three-bath, 1,400-square-foot single-family home at 97-31 87th Street in Ozone Park for $520,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s the best backstage photos from the Fall 2020 menswear shows in Paris.

• As if keeping those resolutions wasn’t hard enough, a shocking number of Americans worry about being mocked for their activewear while exercising.

Events
Jamaica – 2 to 4 p.m. – Classic Movie Monday: City That Never Sleeps (1953). Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

Forest Hills - 4 p.m. – MLK Jr. Day Crafts. Queens Library, 107-19 71st Ave.

• Oakland Gardens – 6:30 p.m. – Town Hall with Chancellor Richard Carranza. M.S. 74, 61-15 Oceania St.

Woodside – 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Association Meeting. St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 50-22 44th St.

East Elmhurst – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting. Louis Armstrong MS, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

January 16th, 2020 at 9:10 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply