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Friday, January 10

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• A new study found that raising the minimum wage by just one dollar could reduce suicide rates.

• PETA is blasting AOC for apparently choosing a purebred French bulldog over instead of a rescue.

• As Puerto Rico weathers devastating earthquakes, the island is still waiting on more than $18 billion in federal funding that was designated more than two years ago.

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Mulchfest: Chipping Saturdays  Sat Jan 11th  10am-2pm  Bring your tree to a chipping site and take home a bag of mulch to use in your backyard or make a winter bed for a street tree.  Click here for a site near you.
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Queens News
• A Queens man is sentenced to six months in jail for killing another man with one punch in a bar fight.

• A three-alarm fire at Xi’an Famous Foods in LIC destroys the popular Chinese restaurant.

• New Dawn Charter High School in Jamaica was evacuated as a result of a bomb threat.

Politics
• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signals an end to her hold on the articles of impeachment.

• A federal appeals court allows the use of $3.6 billion in military construction funds for a border wall.

Entertainment
• NYC & Company is putting on its NYC Winter Outing for the second year in a row, helping residents and visitors save on fun activities.

• Two friends, at 88 and 102 years old, are finding success in music with an album they recently released.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969 Frustrated at Paul McCartney’s dominance during the filming of this movie, George Harrison tells the rest of the band that he is quitting immediately.

• In 1945 rock singer Rod Stewart is born in London, England.  In 2006, he won a Grammy Award for the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album with this album.

Opinion
• The Washington Post sheds light on the dark side of Meghan and Prince Harry’s escape from royalty.

• A writer for CNN thinks AOC should leave the Democratic Party.

In the Blogs
• Woodhaven’s historic Neir’s Tavern is expected to close on Sunday.

• Queens Public Library also announced a closing date for it’s Court Square location next month.

Trending in New York
 #RareOutNow
• Mark Croce
• #FridayFeeling
 #FridayThoughts
• #HSMTMTS

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (21-18-4) beat the New Jersey Devils, 6 to 3.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (10-28) host the New Orleans Pelicans at 7:15 p.m.
• The Nets (16-20) host the Miami Heat at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Islanders (27-12-3) host the Boston Bruins at 7 p.m.
• The Rangers head to St. Louis to take on the Blues at 8 p.m.

NFL DIVISIONAL ROUND:
Minnesota Vikings @ San Francisco 49ers, 4:35 p.m.
Tennessee Titans @ Baltimore Ravens, 8:15 p.m.
Sunday
• The Knicks host the Miami Heat at 3:30 p.m.
• The Nets host the Atlanta Hawks at 6 p.m.

NFL DIVISIONAL ROUND:
Houston Texans @ Kansas City Chiefs, 3:05 p.m.
Seattle Seahawks @ Green Bay Packers, 6:40 p.m.

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Bayside Historical Society’s Annual Winter Art Show  Sun Jan 12th 2pm  Opening reception for this year’s art show.  Show will run from Jan 12th – 26th.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave, Bayside
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Real Estate
• Real estate donors in the Queens borough president race will see some of their checks returned so that candidates can be eligible to receive the highest public matching funds.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 12th 12:30-2:30pm. 109-14 Ascan Avenue, Apt 4N, Forest Hills – Mint condition Jr 4/2 BR apt in pet friendly building features high ceilings, hardwood floors, PT doorman, close to shopping, restaurant and transportation.  $539,000. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 12th 12-2pm. 61-16 77th Place, Middle Village – Single family brick has open living/dining area 3 BRs, 2 bath, full finished basement, 1 car garage.  $785,000. O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Forest Hills – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000 square-foot apartment at 11115 75th Ave. for $375,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• After 48 years, Jackson Hole still does a BLT right.

• Eater NY’s hottest restaurants in Queens this month.

Restaurant ABC’s – Kew Gardens
Grade A – Village Diner, 8174 Lefferts Blvd. Evidence of mice; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade B – Mehak, 8306 Austin St. Evidence of mice; Food contact surface not properly washed; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Green Olive, 8045 Kew Gardens Rd. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Evidence of mice; Cold food item held above 41º F; Facility not vermin proof; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
Jamaica Estates – 9 a.m. – UNIS Open House.  173-53 Croydon Road

Flushing – 12:30 to 2 p.m. – Friday Movie Matinee: “American Made” (2017). Queens Library, 31-32 Union Street

Floral Park – 3 p.m. – Scope meeting for community input on community reading garden. Bellerose Playground, 85th Avenue & 249th Street.

Woodside - 4 to 5 p.m. – Let’s make Comics.  Sunnyside Plays, 43-09 48th Avenue

Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Five Boroughs Music Festival: Longleash.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Woodhaven – 8 p.m. – Holiday Bar Bingo.  Neir’s Tavern, 87-48 78th Street

Saturday
Queens – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – MulchFest.  NYC Parks 
Corona – 10:30 a.m. to Noon – Native American Pottery and Archaeology.  Hosted by Queens Historical Society.  Queens Library, 38-23 14th Street
Bayside – 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Saturday Morning Movie: “The Lion King”(2019).  Queens Library, 214-20 Northern Blvd.
Oakland Gardens – 11 a.m. – Alley Pond Environmental Center ribbon cutting and open house. 224-65 76th Ave.
Bayside – 12 to 5 p.m. – School of Rock Bayside first performance. Hatfields, 40-05 Bell Blvd.
Astoria – 1 p.m. – A Tribute to Carrol Spinney: I Am Big Bird.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Sunnyside - 2 p.m. – John V. Daniels Post 2813 Monthly Meeting.  47-53 43rd Street
Corona – 2 to 5 p.m. – Gingerbread Lane House Giveaway.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
Douglaston - 2:30 to 4 p.m. – Winter Care: An Aromatherapy Workshop. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
Forest Hills – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Cinema Saturday: “The Angry Birds Movie 2″.  Queens Library, 108-19 71st Avenue.
Forest Hills – 4 p.m. – Community Concert for Kids: The Music of Friends.  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue
Bayside – 6 to 7:30 p.m.- Astronomy: The Night Sky.  Bayside Historical Society, 228 Totten Avenue
Glendale – 7 p.m. – Karaoke Night.  The Avenue Bar, 71-22 Myrtle Avenue
Forest Hills – 7 p.m.- An Evening of Chamber Music for Piano and Strings.  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue
Rego Park – 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. – Circle of Four (playing the best of the 80s, 90s to present). Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

Sunday
Flushing – 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – E-Waste Recycling Event.  Queens Botanical Pkg Lot, 42-80 Crommelin Street
Forest Hills – 12 p.m.- Queens Unity Rally Against Anti-Semitism.  MacDonald Park, Queens Boulevard & 70th Rd.
Ridgewood – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Outdoor Skills: Wilderness Survival.  Buddy Monument, Park Lane South & Myrtle Avenue
Bayside – 2 pm. – Bayside Historical Society Annual Winter Art Show.  Bayside Historical Society, 228 Totten Avenue

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January 10th, 2020 at 9:45 am

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