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Thursday, May 14
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
• Partly cloudy with a high of 64.

Top Stories
• The health commissioner blew off the NYPD’s request for 500,000 masks, telling a high-ranking official, “I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops.”

• President Donal Trump blasted Anthony Fauci’s testimony to Congress, vowing to open up the country despite fear of a second wave of coronavirus.

• The FBI has seized the cell phone of North Carolina senator Richard Burr following his eyebrow-raising stock trades at the start of the coronavirus.

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Queens News
• An anti-Semitic Queens mans who fantasized about dying a martyr in a mass shooting was busted for trying to buy a cache of guns.

• The city is closing the field hospital at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

• An off-duty cop assigned to the 109th Precinct in Flushing allegedly shot his childhood friend five times during a heated argument.

• Senator Bernie Sanders is endorsing state senators Julia Salazar of Brooklyn and Michael Gianaris of Queens in their re-election bids.

• The annual Queens Day in Albany was forced to go virtual this year, with state legislators joining from the places of quarantine.

• A diner in Astoria has transformed into a makeshift drive-in movie theater to drum up business during the COVID-19 outbreak.

• Mary-Kate Olsen is asking a judge for an emergency divorce after her husband ordered her to leave their luxury apartment despite the pandemic.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1968, The Rascals recorded this song, which was written following the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy.

• In 1944, director George Lucas is born in Modesto, California. He first received acclaim for this 1973 coming of age film.

• A local doctor offers some thoughts on what to eat and what to avoid while you continue to shelter in place.

• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star urges voters to get an absentee ballot early for June’s primary so their voice can be heard.

In the Blogs
• A Jackson Heights couple arrested for attacking a group of Hasidic men in Williamsburg say they are being unfairly portrayed.

• Astoria’s The Brass Owl and owner Nicole Panettieri were featured on QVC and HSN.

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• A UFC fighter from Queens had his match cancelled because his opponent tested positive for coronavirus.

• John Jastremski of WFAN writes in his Queens Ledger column it would be a slap in the face to suffering fans if money derails baseball’s return.

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Real Estate
• The City Council approved a measure that would protect restaurants and retailers from some legal actions if they violate their leases.

• For Sale – 162-34 99th Street, Howard Beach – One-family home with 4 BRs/2.5 bath in a mother/daughter layout. Garage and bakyard, large lot. $699,000. Capri Jet Realty  (917) 574-7115,

• Sold – Five-bedroom, two-bath, 3.910-square-foot multi-family home at 11-13 123rd Street in College Point for $805,000.

Style & Fashion
• Because it’s a fashion trend that likely won’t be going away anytime soon, Vogue lists sites where you can find stylish cloth masks.

• Famed wedding dress designer Vera Wang is suddenly a sex symbol at the age of 70.

• Virtual – 4 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders to host coronavirus town hall for resident of Rochdale Village, Springfield Gardens & Rosedale. Join Here






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May 14th, 2020 at 8:47 am

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