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Morning Buzz: New subway line could connect Queens to outer Brooklyn; Corey Johnson demands action from Carranza

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Friday, January 24

• Partly cloudy with a high of 48 degrees.

Top Stories
• The CDC issues level three health warning for coronavirus, while the World Health Organization says it’s too early to declare the outbreak a global health crisis.

• MTA Chief Andy Byford, AKA “Transit Daddy,” resigned from his position.

• Three men were shot when gunfire erupted in Harlem, leaving one dead.

Lunar New Year Parade  Sat Jan 25th  9:30 am  Join the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce at St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Ave for coffee, refreshments and live performances.  At 11am the parade begins at Union Street and 37th Avenue and stretches down Main Street, Flushing.

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Queens News
• A new subway line could connect outer Brooklyn and Queens, officials announce.

• City Council Speaker Corey Johnson demanded DOE boss Richard Carranza take action at a troubled Queens school.

• Cops believe a busted burglary crew is part of a nation-wide criminal operation based in Chile.

• The Supreme Court seems to be headed toward a decision that would unravel the current state of public school funding.

• The White House rolls out new rule to limit “birth tourism.”

• Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra is the first witness to take the stand in the trial against Harvey Weinstein.

• Miss Utah is the first openly queer contestant in the Miss USA pageant history.

Buzzing Back

• In 2006 Walt Disney announces the $7.4 billion purchase of Pixar.

• In 1968 gymnast Mary Lou Retton is born in Fairmont, WV.  She became the first woman ever to win the all-around gold medal at the 1984 Olympics.

• The NY Post says Governor Cuomo’s cure for the state’s medicaid mess is to blame everyone else but himself.

• The Daily News claims that abuse of power is at the core of Congress’ impeachment power.

In the Blogs
• The Department of Buildings lifted a vacate order on a Sunnyside building, and the NYSC in it reopened.

• The third-annual Aquarius Sustainable Seafood Fest takes place in LIC this weekend.

Trending in New York
• #ImpeachmentTrials
• #RightMatters
• Joe Rogan
• #FridayFeeling

• The Nets (18-25) fell to the L.A. Lakers, 113 to 128

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Knicks (12-33) host the Toronto Raptors at 7:30 p.m.
• The Nets head to Detroit to take on the Pistons at 7 p.m.
• UFC Fight Night 166 takes place at PNC Arena in North Carolina, 8 p.m.
• The Knicks and the Nets face off at MSG. Tip off is at 6 p.m.

National Football Conference @ American Football Conference, 3 p.m.

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Nature Scavenger Hunt  Sat Jan 25th 11am-12:30pm  Use all of your senses and explore the park, searching high and low for clues with the Urban Park Rangers as your guide.  Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street & Juniper Blvd. North, Middle Village

Real Estate
The Frito Lay company sold a Queens warehouse to logistics giant Prologis for $37.5 million.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 26th 12-2pm. 63-57 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village – One family Tudor across from Juniper Park has 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, hardwood floors, fireplace/, FDR, sliding door off dining room to large patio,.  Close to all!  $1.158M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 26th 12-2pm. 20-41 Himrod Street, Ridgewood - Two family rick in very good condition has 6 rooms over 5, finished basement, nice backyard.  1st flr is vacant.  Close to transportation.  $1.149M. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• Sold – Jamaica – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800 square foot apartment at 160-10 8th Ave. for $250,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Trailblazing Turkish chef Orhan Yegen, who most recently opened Astoria’s Lokanta, died of a heart attack this week.

• The Irish breakfast sandwich from Butcher Block in Sunnyside is Eater NY’s sandwich of the week.

Restaurant ABC’s – College Point
Grade A – Angelo’s Cafe and Grill, 11105 14th Ave. Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.
Grade B – College Point Diner, 1432 College Point Blvd. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Evidence of mice; Food not cooled by an approved method; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – DIY Karaoke, 2007 127th St. Evidence of mice; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Food contact surface not properly maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Facility not vermin proof.

North Corona – 8:30 a.m. – NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and State Senator Jessica Ramos tour Jerome Hardeman Early Childhood Center. 29-49 Gillmore St.

Flushing – 1:30 to 2 p.m. – Friday Movie Matinee: “Judy” (2019).  Queens Library, 31-32 Union Street

Flushing – 5 p.m. – Property Tax Exemptions Enrollment Event.  Office of Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, 159-16 Union Tpke.

Jamaica - 8 p.m. – “Black Love”.  Black Spectrum Theater, 117-01 Baisley Blvd.

Rockaway Beach - 8:30 p.m. – Dave Clive Nawlins Funk Band.  Tai Bar, 375 Beach 92nd Street

Glendale - 8:45 p.m. – The Avenue Comedy Club. The Avenue Restaurant, 71-22 Myrtle Avenue

Flushing – 9:30 a.m.- Lunar New Year Parade.  St George’s Church, 135-32 38th Avenue
Willets Point – 10 a.m.- Mets FANFEST.  CitiFIeld, 41 Seaver Way
Jamaica – 10 a.m.- Queens Borough President Candidate Debate.  Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center, 172-17 Linden Blvd.
Middle Village - 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m. – Nature Scavenger Hunt.  Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street and Juniper Blvd North
Kew Gardens – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.  Maple Grove Cemetery, 83-15 Kew Gardens Road
Flushing – Noon to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
Corona – 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. – Dog Man: The Musical.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Corona – 2 to 4 p.m. – Spooktacular: Out of This World’s Fair Fundraiser.  Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing - 2:30 to 4 p.m. – “All in the Family” Lecture.  Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Avenue
Forest Hills – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Cinema Saturdays: “Peter Pan” (Disney, 1953) Queens Library, 108-19 71st Avenue
Flushing - 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Lunar New Year Tinker Festival.  RSVP  Lewis Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street
Flushing – 3 p.m. – Grupo Rebolu: Season Welcome Party!  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Astoria – 6 p.m. – The Text Chainsaw Massacre Double Feature.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Jamaica – 8 p.m. – “Black Love”.  Black Spectrum Theater, 177-01 Baisley Blvd
Jamaica – 8 p.m. – Freestyle Fever.  Resorts World Casino NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
LIC – 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Sustainable Seafood Fest Aquarius.  The Foundry, 42-38 9th Street
Rego Park – 10:30 p.m. – Black Ice performs.  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd

• Corona - 1 to 3 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration for Families.  Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Corona - 1 p.m., 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. – Dog Man: The Musical.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing - 2 p.m. – Classical Guitar from Argentina with Carlos Pavan.  Voelker-Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Avenue
Woodside – 2 to 8 p.m. – Sunnyside Art & Zine Fest.  Sunnyside Plays, 43-09 48th Avenue
Ridgewood – 3 to 6 p.m. – Made in Ridgewood.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue
Jamaica - 4 p.m. – “Black Love”.  Black Spectrum Theater, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.
Astoria - 8:30 p.m. – Blimpton – A Sketch Comedy Show. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

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January 24th, 2020 at 9:50 am

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