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Wednesday, January 23

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 43 degrees.

Top Stories
• Senate leaders have announced a bipartisan deal that could end the shutdown as soon as this week.

• Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has won a seat on the House panel set to launch a string of investigations into President Trump and his administration.

• The MTA Police Department announced that the crime counts for 2018 were the lowest in its 20-year history.

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Beyond Belief: Frakes or Brolin  Wed Jan 23rd 9pm   Four storytellers will tell unbelievable stories and it’s up to YOU to determine what is fact and what is fiction.  Hosted by Jonthan Frakes and James Brolin. $10  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Queens News
• Advocates argue that Queens needs a progressive district attorney to rid of the “deeply-rooted moral corruption” in the criminal justice system.

• Ten employees at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Queens location is suing the company for discrimination and harassment.

• A gay couple claimed they were the victims of a hate crime at a tattoo parlor in Jackson Heights.

Politics
• Lawmakers passed the Reproductive Health Act to protect reproductive rights and abortion access even if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

• Senator Kamala Harris has raised $1.5 million in the first 24 hours of her 2020 presidential bid.

Entertainment
• Grammy-nominated singer Bebe Rexha is receiving numerous offers after she called out several fashion designers who said her size 6/8 body was “too big” to dress for the award show.

• New York comedian Kevin Barnett has died at the age of 32.

Buzzing Back

• In 1977 This landmark LP  by Carole King became the longest-running album of all time on the Billboard chart, reaching it’s 302nd week on the list.

• In 1974 TV actress Tiffani Thiessen is born in Long Beach, CA. She is probably best remembered for her role on this 1990s television show.

Opinion
• The Post argues that the governor’s support of banning the public disclosure of mug shots and arrest information is the wrong type of justice reform.

• The Washington Post called on Trump and congressional Democrats to put away the loud noise in order to make a breakthrough.

In the Blogs
• There’s an open lottery for 23 “affordable” apartments on Queens Boulevard.

• The Broadway station for the N and W lines is reopening today!

Trending in New York
• Russell Baker
• #ThisIsUs
• Karolina Pliskova
• #WednesdayWisdom
• Chiarelli

Scoreboard
• Mariano Rivera was unanimously voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

• Al Leiter is leaving the Yankees booth after a dozen years.

• The Islanders (29-15-5) fell to the Chicago Blackhawks, 3-2.

• The Knicks (10-35) host the Houston Rockets tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (25-23) face the Orlando Magic tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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Spooktacular: Boneyard Boogie  Sat Jan 26th 2-4pm Our annual family fundraiser for the Queens Museum’s Education Dept.  An afternoon full of exciting performances, live music, face painting, scavenger hunts and tasty treats.  Click here for tickets and more info.  Queens Museum, 14 United Nations Ave So, Corona
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Real Estate
• Macy’s is expanding its lease at the JACX complex in Long Island City by more than 50 percent, adding 300,000 square feet to its existing 567,000.

• For Sale – Maspeth – One family brick has 4 BRs, 2 bath, 2 modern kitchens w/ SS appliances, large LR, DR, full finished basement, 3 car parking. Asking $795,000  O’Kane Realty 818-779-1111

• For Rent – Forest Hills – House for Rent – Detached brick w/ large backyard, 3 BRs, 2 full bath, finished basement w/ laundry & storage, attached garage, pets OK.  Near all transportation.  Asking $4,000/month. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• Sold – Howard Beach – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,200-square-foot co-op at 91-53 153rd Ave. for $330,000. Zillow

Business News
• Two young entrepreneurs are changing the food industry thanks to a celebrity-favorite vegan smoothie.

• Apple is reportedly going to change a key component of very iPhone lineup by 2020, sending a major supplier into panic mode.

Events
• Forest Hills – 6 to 8 p.m. – Forest Hills Kiwanis Club Business Networking Event.  Acey Ducey’s, 101-17 Metropolitan Avenue

• Astoria – 9 p.m. – Beyond Belief: Frakes vs. Brolin.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

Written by QTadmin

January 23rd, 2019 at 3:14 pm

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