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Morning Buzz: Queens residents protest plans to build a jail on Queens Blvd, Apply to be Queens poet laureate

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Wednesday, April 17

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 60 degrees.

Top Stories
• Martha Stewart’s empire of home and lifestyle brands has been sold to Marquee Brands for $215 million.

• France’s three wealthiest families are spearheading a fundraising drive to rebuild Notre Dame that has topped $700 million.

• A cold-blooded gunman walked up to a teenager in Crown Heights and fatally shot him in front of his home.

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Housing Workshop  Wed Apr 17th  6pm  Rent stabilization & rent controlled laws, essential services, leases, repairs, eviction, and more.  Call to RSVP 718-204-1056 Central Astoria LDC, 25-69 38th Street, Astoria
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Queens News
• Queens residents can apply to be the borough’s next poet laureate.

• Hundreds of Queens residents gathered on the steps of Borough Hall to protest city plans to build a jail on Queens Boulevard.

• A Long Island City school serving students on the autism spectrum has opened its new sensory playground.

Politics
• State Senator Andrew Gounardes announced a bill that would allow Brooklynites to have the same discount on commuting over the Verrazzano Bridge as their Staten Island neighbors.

• A federal district judge wants to review the Justice Department’s redactions on Robert Mueller’s report for himself once it’s made public.

Entertainment
• There’s a lot you need to know about the second season of HBO’s “Big Little Lies.”

“Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington admitted to wearing high heels and nearly 50 pounds of costume to play Jon Snow.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971 this song by Three Dog Night hit the top of the charts and became the best selling song of the year.

• In 1972 movie actress Jennifer Garneris born in Houston, TX.  She gained recognition for her performance in this 2001 spy-action thriller

Opinion
• The Washington Post fears Hong Kong’s new extradition laws will give China free rein to pursue journalists and activists in Hong Kong.

• USA Today examines how the Trump administration seeks to dim the energy-efficient regulation for light bulbs that has sparked a market revolution.

In the Blogs
• Find out where to celebrate Easter in Astoria and Long Island City.

• The open-air food and art bazaar Queens Night Market will return on April 20.

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Scoreboard
• In the hunt for the Stanley Cup, the Islanders completed a first-round sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins, winning 4-1.

• The Mets (10-7) fell to the Philadelphia Phillies, 14-3.

• The Yankees (7-9) beat the Boston Red Sox, 8-0.

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Indigo Shibori  Wed Apr 17th  6-8pm Learn about natural plant-based dyes, indigo vat preparation, and design techniques while sipping on cocktails.  $30-$40   Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing.
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Real Estate
• Make the Road New York discusses building a true home for the community in Queens.

• For Sale – 18-20  Gates Avenue, Ridgewood – Two residential units offer 3 BRs, 2 bth each, 2 car garage, warehouse.  Great development opportunity for warehouse/workshop space.  R6B zoning with ability to build 4,135 s/f.  $1,950,000. Tri-Boro Terrace Realty 718-721-9900

• For Rent – 73-20 Austin Street, #6J, Forest Hills – Beautifully renovated 2 BR, 1 bath, top of the line appliances, new hardwood floors, pet friendly, close to all.  $3,500/month. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• Sold – Howard Beach – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 151-20 88th St. for $178,000. Zillow

Business News
• Costco was much different when it opened in 1983 with an annual membership of $25.

• Nearly 6,000 stores across America have closed so far this year, already more than all of last year.

Events
LIC – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – MetroPlus Gold Open Enrollment.  28th Street btwn Queens Blvd So. & 42nd Road

Flushing – 10 a.m. – State Senators John Liu and Toby Ann Stavisky, CUNY faculty and staff hold a public hearing on the future of CUNY. Queens College campus, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

College Point - 11 a.m. – Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill will preside over the swearing-in ceremony for new police recruits entering the Police Academy. Police Academy, 130-30 28 Ave.

Flushing – 11 a.m. – Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Bay Terrace – 12 p.m .-  Liu speaks at the Queens Chamber of Commerce luncheon for small business owners. Ben’s Deli, 211-37 26th Ave.

Astoria – 6 p.m. – Central Astoria LDC Housing Workshop.  25-69 38th Street

Jackson Heights – 7 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts the Jackson Heights-Elmhurst Town Hall. Elmhurst Hospital Center, 79-01 Broadway, Elmhurst Auditorium, Room A1-22

Flushing - 6 to 8 p.m. – Evening Cocktail & Craft: Indigo Shibori.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street

• Kew Gardens – 6 p.m. – The Hate Crime Forum co-hosted by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. 120-55 Queens Boulevard

Written by QTadmin

April 17th, 2019 at 8:56 am

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