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Friday, May 15
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

• Scattered showers, with a high of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• As NYC sees a decline in all coronavirus indicators over the course of 24 hours, the MTA is considering a reservation system for the subways once the pandemic is over.

• After closing in late March, the New York Stock Exchange is planning to partially open its floor later this month.

• Whistleblower Rick Bright testified before the House that despite White House claims, the U.S. still lacks a comprehensive battle plan against the coronavirus.

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Queens News
• New federal charges accuse members of MS-13 of murders in Kissena Park, on a Flushing sidewalk and on a subway platform in Jackson Heights.

• A Richmond Hill food bank uses discarded food and donations to feed thousands of families in need.

• The Queens Detention Facility reported that 38 inmates and 25 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, though most have since recovered.

• Trump is calling on Barack Obama to testify before Congress about what he calls “the biggest political crime” in history.

• The Senate voted to reauthorize lapsed provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and also revise some aspects of how it can be used.

• Starting Saturday, the Queensboro Dance Festival kicks off it’s annual tour with a schedule of virtual performance and activities.

• Privacy watchdogs say that the popular TikTok video app is violating a children’s privacy law and putting kids at risk.

Queens Storytellers Online Fri May 15th 7:30pm Featuring stories from writers and performers whose work has been previously featured on stages & screens around NYC.  Reserve your spot! 

Buzzing Back

•  In 1997 Governor George W. Bush declares May 15th as ZZ Top Day in the state of Texas.

• In 1969 football player Emmit Smith is born in Pensacola, FL.  As a Dallas Cowboy running back, he was selected to eight Pro Bowls, led the NFL in rushing four times, and won three Super Bowl Championships.

• An article in the New Yorker demonstrates how the coronavirus is killing the middle class.

• Vox attempts to explain why the process of reopening the economy after COVID-19 has gotten confusing.

In the Blogs
• The Queens Chamber of Commerce applauded the city council yesterday for passing legislation that would put a temporary cap on third party delivery fees .

• Astoria’s lifestyle boutique The Brass Owl was selected for a Small Business Spotlight on QVC.

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• Costco is asking $30,000 for a baseball signed by the legendary Babe Ruth.

• Anfernee Hardaway says his injury-riddled stint with the Knicks stands out as most disappointing period of his career.

• A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Giants cornerback DeAndre Bakerand the Seahawks Quinton Dunbar for armed robbery.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• UFC FIGHT NIGHT OVEREEM VS. HARRIS @ Jacksonville Arena. Preliminary Card starts at 6 p.m.; Main Card kicks off at 9 p.m.

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Real Estate
• BRP Companies is seeking $286 million in equity for the construction of Archer Towers, a mixed-income residential development in Jamaica.

• For Sale – 17 W12th Street, Broad Channel – Two family waterfront home, conveniently located just steps away from Cross Bay Blvd. 1st flr is a garage w/ storage, 2nd flr has two 1BR apts. $419,000  Capri jet Realty (917) 225-7584

• Sold – Astoria – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 350 square foot apartment at 300629th St. for $530,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Top Southeast Asian restaurants in NYC are teaming up with a new company Omsom to create at-home spice kits and sauces.

• Here is a current list of eateries still open for delivery and takeout in Astoria.

Restaurant ABC’s – Murray Hill
Grade A – Coffee Factory, 4018 150th St. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade B – Northern Wangmandoo Dumpling, 14944 Northern Blvd. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored; Thawing procedures improper.
Grade C – Han Joo BBQ, 4106 149th Pl. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Facility not vermin proof; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.

Elmhurst – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens emergency pop-up food pantry. St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church, 87-34 Whitney Ave.

Virtual - 12 p.m. – Community Education Council District 25 meeting. Zoom.

Virtual - 12 p.m. – Unemployment Insurance Information Forum hosted by State Senator James Sanders Jr. Facebook Live.

Virtual - 7:30 p.m. - Queens Storytellers Online. 

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May 15th, 2020 at 9:52 am

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