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Morning Buzz: Residents plan to sue city over Kew Gardens jail, China sees huge one-day spike in coronavirus cases

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Thursday, February 13

• Rain in the morning with a high of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• China saw a huge one-day spike – 15,000 new cases and 242 reported deaths – related to coronavirus.

• The Senate majority leader wants to roll back bail reforms, but the Assemblywon’t budge. Meanwhile, a transit crook with 138 arrests can’t be jailed.

• The head of the Iowa Democratic Party has resigned in the wake of the caucus debacle.

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Queens News
• One of the Queens teens who pretended to spill coronavirus on a subway car says he’s misunderstood and doesn’t see why the joke bombed.

• Kew Gardens homeowners plan to sue the city in an effort to prevent a jail from opening on Queens Boulevard.

• CB7 approved a special waterfront district for Flushing, but not before tense exchanges between board leadership and resident opposed to the plan.

• Borough President Eric Adams predicts the 2021 mayoral race is going to be a dirty campaign.

• A hero shop in Bensonhurst created a sandwich in honor of AssemblywomanNicole Malliotakis.

• Charlotte Gainsbourg has been plastering Greenwich Village with posters looking for her missing cat. For some reason, they include her glamour shot.

• Constance Wu admitted on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” that she has yet to watch her starring role in Hustlers.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972, Led Zeppelin is forced to cancel a concert in Singapore when officials won’t let them off the plane because of their long hair.

• In 1944, movie actress Stockard Channing is born in New York City. She played a memorable role as Rizzo in this 1978 movie.

• A writer for Slate says Amy Klobuchar saved her presidential aspirations with a deceptive attack on her opponents.

• The Queens Ledger writes that ultimately the March 1st ban on plastic bags will be a good thing, even if there is an adjustment period.

In the Blogs
• Former CNBC anchor and Sunnyside resident Michelle Caruso-Cabrera will challenge Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in June’s primary.

• The Plaza College Dental Clinic in Forest Hills is offering free dental care to all kids under the age of 18 during the month of February.

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• The Knicks (17-38) fell to the Wizards, 114-96.

• The Nets (25-28) topped the Raptors, 101-91.

• St. John’s (14-11) beat Providence, 80-69.

• The Rangers (28-23-4) head to Minnesota for a matchup with the Wild. Puck drops at 8 p.m.

• The Islanders (33-16-6) are in Music City for an 8 p.m. contest with the Predators.

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Real Estate
• Find out why Jackson Heights and Jamaica made Curbed’s list of the best neighborhoods to call home.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 15th 12-1:30pm. 79-29 68th Road, Middle Village – Renovated 2 family w/ backyard & garage. 4 BRs, 3 bath, finished basement w/ separate entrance. $1.075M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 15th 1-3pm. 66-61 73rd Place, Middle Village – Brick two family offers two 5 room, 2 BR units, finished basement, spacious private yard, garage.  Close to all.  $1.179M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath 1,264-square-foot condo at 11-24 31st Avenue in Long Island City for $990,000.

Style & Fashion
• Augmented reality is going to completely change how you update your wardrobe.

• Here’s the best trends for 2020 spotted so far at New York Fashion Week.

East Elmhurst - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Valentine’s Day Market. Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd.

Flushing – 1 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio visits with small business owner. J Market, 136-20 Roosevelt Ave.

Flushing – 1:15 p.m. – Elected officials urge residents to shop in the neighborhood. Royal Queen, 136-20 Roosevelt Ave.

Long Island City – 5:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams hosts bail reform community information session. Queensbridge Senior Center, 10-25 41st Ave.

• Rego Park – 6 to 8 p.m. – Shape Up NYC: Galentine’s Day Silent Disco Fitness Party. Lost Battalion Hal Rec Ctr, 93-29 Queens Blvd.

• Kew Gardens – 6:30 p.m. – Design workshop for Queens borough-based jail. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Jamaica – 7 to 8 p.m. – Rhythm in the Water. Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177th St. & Baisley Blvd.

Corona – 7 to 9:30 p.m. – NYSCI After Dark: The Science of Sex. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

• Ozone Park – 7:30 p.m. – Meeting to address spike in crime hosted by Ozone Park Block Association. Deshi Senior Center, 83-10 Rockaway Blvd.

• Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP General Membership Meeting. St. Pancras School, Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

• Jamaica - 8 p.m. – Un Amore Grande. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

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February 13th, 2020 at 9:25 am

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