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Morning Buzz: One construction worker killed and another injured in wall collapse; Georgia murder suspect busted in Kew Gardens

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Friday, February 21

Weather
• Mostly sunny, with a high of 35 degrees.

Top Stories
• Two elderly passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship were confirmed dead from the coronavirus.

• Roger Stone was sentenced to three years and four months in prison for lying to Congress during the Russia investigation.

• Authorities discovered that the German gunman who killed nine, in addition to himself and his mother, had posted a manifesto online.

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Sunday Jazz Brunch  Sun Feb 23rd  12-3pm  Kick back and enjoy the perfect blend of savory food and smooth jazz featuring live music performed by The Carl Bartlett Jr. Quartet.  Tickets Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue, Bayside
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Queens News
• One worker was killed and another injured when a wall collapsed at a construction site in Jamaica.

• A man was shot in the leg after an argument ensued on a Queens bus.

• A Georgia murder suspect packing an AR-15 was busted in Kew Gardens.

Politics
• Richard Grenell was named as acting director of national intelligence.

• Pete Buttigieg’s campaign set a goal of raising $13 million by Super Tuesday.

Entertainment
• A new summer fling film is set on the streets of Harlem.

• In the new trailer, “Westworld” hints at what happens after the androids flee the theme park.

Buzzing Back

• In 1964 a New York band called The Echos recruits a young piano player.  He would make his breakthrough in 1973 with this song.

• In 1994 TV actress Hayley Orrantia is born in Arlington, TX.  She is most famous for her role as Erica Goldberg on this TV comedy.

Opinion
• A former district court judge that presided over stop-and-frisk cases writes in the NY Times that she doesn’t think Bloomberg is racist.

• A writer for Slate says that journalism won’t solve #MeToo, and neither will the courts.

In the Blogs
• The Department of Transportation will close two Exit 13 ramps on the eastbound Grand Central Parkway this Saturday.

• Community Board 1 approved Department of Sanitation’s to relocate it’s garageon 21st Street.

Trending in New York
• #BTSComeback2020
• Jimin
• Vmin
• Jungkook
• Inner Child

Scoreboard
• The Nets (25-29) fell to the Philadelphia 76ers, 104 to 112.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers (31-24-4) take on the Carolina Hurricanes at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks (17-38) host the Indiana Pacers at 7:30 p.m.
• The Islanders (33-20-6) face the Detroit Red Wings at 8 p.m.
Saturday
• The Nets take on the Charlotte Hornets at 7 p.m.
• The Rangers host the San Jose Sharks at 7 p.m.
• UFC FIGHT NIGHT 138 at the Spark Arena in Auckland New Zealand. Main Card starts at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Islanders play the San Jose Sharks at Nassau Coliseum. Puck drops at 5 p.m.

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Shame! The Not-So-Honorable Comedy Show  Fri Feb 21st  9:30pm  Perfomers share jokes and tales of less-than-proud drunken moments experiences in this cringe-worthy comedy show.  $8  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Addisleigh Park is a community that fought racial barriers in order to become a black enclave.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 23rd 1-3pm. 63-57 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village – One family 40′ by 20′ home offers 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, hardwood floors, fireplace, FDR, sliding door off kitchen to patio, across from Juniper Park and PS 49.  $1.158M. Eliot Hill Realty. 917-209-5686

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 22nd & Sun Feb 23rd 11:30am-12:30pm – One family brick offers 6 rooms, 3 BRs, open floor plan kitchen & dining room, LR w/ gas fireplace, rear balcony off kitchen, front patio.  Garage, private yard, near all.  $779,000. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-894-8700 

• Sold – LIC – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 743 square-foot apartment at 4333 48th St. for $440,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Caleta 111 brings a fresh take on ceviche to Richmond Hill.

• Queens has a new spot for Sinaloan food, with the opening of Mi Dulce in Corona.

Restaurant ABC’s – Jackson Heights
Grade A – Arepa Lady, 7717 37th Ave. No violations issued.
Grade B – Due Fratelli, 7623 37th Ave. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Evidence of mice; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – Bamboo House & Bar, 7603 37th Ave. Food not cooled by an approved method; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Evidence of mice; Facility not vermin proof; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.

Events
Jamaica – 10:30 a.m. – 2020 Black Spectrum Theatre Film Festival.  Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.

Flushing - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Kids Week: Birding for Kids.  World’s Fair Boathouse, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Jamaica – 1 to 4 p.m. – Midwinter Craft Day.  King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue

Richmond Hill - 3:30 p.m. – Memory Game: African American Icons.  QueensLibrary, 118-14 Hillside Ave.

Astoria – 8 p.m. – Without Walls Season: “JUMP”.  Astoria Performing Arts Center, 28-21 Steinway Street

Astoria – 9:30 p.m. – Shame! The Not-So-Honorable Comedy Show.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

Saturday
Astoria – Noon – PORK Fest. Bohemian Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Avenue
Jamaica – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – 2020 Black Spectrum Theatre Film Festival.  Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.
Flushing – 2 to 4 p.m. – Winter Wellness: Root Remedies for Detox & Digestion.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
Astoria – 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. – Without Walls Season: “JUMP”.  Astoria PerformingArts Center, 28-21 Steinway Street
Jamaica – 5 to10 p.m. - 1st International Black History Film Festival Red Carpet.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Glendale – 8 p.m. – Grateful Dead Night.  Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Avenue
Jamaica – 9 p.m. – NY’s Largest Dance Party.  Resorts World Casino NUC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
Rego Park – 10:30 p.m. – Redline performs (formerly known as Under The Radar). Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

Sunday
• Astoria – Noon – PORK Fest. Bohemian Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Avenue
Forest Hills – Noon to 3 p.m. – Do Good, Feel Great! Volunteer Program  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue
Bayside – Noon to 3 p.m. – Sunday Jazz Brunch.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
Bayside – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Outdoor Skills: Animal Tracking.  Golden Pond in Crocheron Park, 217-67 Corbett Road
Astoria – 3 p.m. – Without Walls Season: “JUMP”.  Astoria Performing Arts Center, 28-21 Steinway Street
Woodhaven – 5 to 8 p.m. -Woman in the Iron Coffin: Screening & Discussion.  Neir’s Tavern, 87-48 78th Street

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February 21st, 2020 at 9:17 am

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