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Friday, March 13

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with showers in the morning. High of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
CORONAVIRUS: In an effort to combat contagion, Governor Cuomo banned public events hosting more than 500 people and Mayor De Blasio called for a state of emergency for NYC.

• The Dow plummeted 10 percent, making the worst day for the stocks since the 1987 market crash.

• The U.S. struck back at an Iran-backed militia group in Iraq after two American troops were killed in a rocket attack the previous day.

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POSTPONED – St. Stan’s Performing Arts Players present:  “Into the Woods Jr.”  Fri Mar 13th – Sun Mar 15th Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Fri/Sat @ 7pm, Sun @ 2pm.  Tkts: Adults $10; Sr Citizens & Children $7  Call 718-326-1585 or email St. Stanislaus Kostka, 61-17 Grand Avenue, Maspeth
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Queens News
• The Queens Public Library is canceling all public programs and events for the rest of the month to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

• Early voting for Queens Borough President begins on Saturday, despite coronavirus fears.

• Surveillance video shows a mugger yanking a man down the front steps of his Elmhurst home.

Politics
• The House was unable to reach agreement on a legislative package to address the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis. They are hoping for a final vote today.

• Thousands of migrants remain in tent city limbo after a Supreme Court decision to maintain the “Remain in Mexico” program.

Entertainment
• Broadway went dark last night as a result of a state ban on gatherings of more than 500 people.

• New technology might help dance music producers collect millions in missing royalties.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976 The Four Seasons score their fifth and final US #1 hit with this song.

• In 1939 American singer and songwriter Neil Sedaka is born in Brooklyn, NY.  In 1961, he had a hit with this song, which earned him his first appearance on this show.

Opinion
• The Post ponders why NYC is lagging in getting its public school students free breakfast.

• The Daily News proposes the “right” way to tackle NYC’s homelessness.

In the Blogs
• A group of men stole 45 computers and two power drill sets worth $40,000 from a Flushing senior center.

• Enoteca LIC had its soft opening on Jackson Avenue. A grand opening will take place later this year.

Trending in New York
• Friday the 13th
• Jay Electronica
• #SweetNightOST
• #coronapocalypse
• Boomer Remover

Scoreboard
• The NCAA canceled March Madness, as teams were pulling out of the tournament one-by-one.

• POSTPONED: The Nets (30-34) vs Golden State Warriors game has been postponed as the NBA has suspended the season.

• POSTPONED: The Islanders (35-23-10) vs Calgary Flames game has been postponed as the NHL has suspended the season.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
All NBA, NHL, MLS, MLB Spring Training, and college basketball games have been postponed due to suspended seasons.  
Saturday
• All NBA, NHL, MLS, MLB Spring Training, and college basketball games have been postponed due to suspended seasons.
• UFC FIGHT NIGHT 170 is still on at Brasilia, Brazil’s Ginasio Nilson Nelson. The Main Card starts at 8 p.m.
Sunday
• All NBA, NHL, MLS, MLB Spring Training, and college basketball games have been postponed due to suspended seasons.

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CANCELLED – The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia  Sun Mar 15th  2:15pm  This lively compilation captures the magic and adventures of The Mixed-Up Chameleon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the story of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  Tickets  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Many of last month’s largest outer borough loans were for real estate projects in Queens.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Mar 15th 1-4pm. 72-39 66th Drive, Middle Village – Two family brick, 5/5 & walk in garage, private driveway, walk to M train, Juniper Park & Metropolitan Avenue. $1.089M. Call  Vinny @ Campion Realty. 917-435-3030 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Mar 15th 12-2pm. 79-74 77th Road, Glendale – Gut renovated 2 BR, 2 bath home w/ modern updates.  All new appliances, LR, dining area, full finished basement w/ bath, central air, garage, swimming pool.  $765,000. Joann C Realty. 917-371-4034

• Sold – Whitestone – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 882 square foot apartment at 1024 166th St. for $280,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater NY has the list of the hottest restaurants in Queens this month.

• Queens native Jessica B. Harris, who has made many contributions to the food industry, received the James Beard Foundation’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Restaurant ABC’s – Bayside 
Grade A – Jack’s Pizza & Pasta, 21249 26th Ave. Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Single service item reused, improperly stored, dispensed.
Grade B – Bagel Club, 20521 35th Ave. Evidence of mice; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Local Pourhouse, 21311 41st Ave. Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.

Events
Astoria - 6 to 8 p.m. – Women’s Herstory Month Celebration.  WeWork, 35-37 36th Street, 2nd Flr

POSTPONED – Maspeth - 7 p.m. – St. Stan’s Players present “Into the Woods”.  St. Stan’s, 61-17 Grand Avenue

 Astoria – 8 p.m. to Midnight – St. Patrick’s Day Silent Disco.  Katch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Avenue

Saturday
Jamaica – 10 a.m. – YOUTHPreneur Women’s Empowerment Luncheon 2020.  Ages 13-17.  The Young Women’s Leadership School, 150-91 87th Road
Oakland Gardens – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Nature Exploration: Snails, Trails & Vernal Pools.  Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
CANCELLEDGlen Oaks – Noon to 3 p.m. – Stop ‘n ‘Swap. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – John V. Daniels Post 2813 Monthly Meeting. VFW, 47-53 43rd Street
Forest Hills - 7p.m.- Tomorrow’s Artists Today – The Original Artists Return.  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue
Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. American Legion Post 1424, 107-15 Metropolitan Avenue
CANCELLED Maspeth - 7 p.m. – St. Stan’s Players present “Into the Woods” St. Stan’s, 61-17 Grand Avenue
Middle Village – 8 p.m. – Maggie’s Little Theatre presents “The Envelope Please”.  St. Margaret’s Parish, 66-05 79th Place
•.Flushing – 8 p.m. – Global Mashup #2: Hungary Meets Ghana.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
CANCELLED Bayside - 8:30 p.m. – Performance of “Steel Magnolias”. Theatre by the Bay, 1300 209th Street
Rego Park – 10:30 p.m.- Good Grief performs (classic rock).  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

Sunday
Rockaway - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Rockaway Park Bike Tour. Beach 94th Street & Shorefront Parkway
CANCELLED  Corona – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Tales From the Shed.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. So. Flushing Meadows Corona Park
CANCELLED Flushing - 2:15 p.m. – The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Middle Village – 2:30 p.m. – Maggie’s Little Theatre presents “The Envelope Please”.  St. Margaret’s Parish, 66-05 79th Place
CANCELLED• Maspeth - 3 p.m. – St. Stan’s Players present “Into the Woods” St. Stan’s, 61-17 Grand Avenue
CANCELLED • Bayside - 3 p.m. – Performance of “Steel Magnolias”. Theatre by the Bay, 1300 209th Street
Jamaica - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Silent Movie Night.  King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue

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March 13th, 2020 at 9:40 am

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