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Friday, April 13

• Here comes the warm weather! Partly cloudy with a high of 76. Saturday will be mostly sunny and a high of 72 degrees. Sunday cools down to 49 with periods of rain.

Top Stories
• Former FBI Director James Comey blasts Trump as unethical and “untethered to truth” in his new book.

• Prompted by the FBI raid, Trump’s lawyers are pulling back their offer for the president to talk to Robert Mueller.

• Mayor de Blasio is expanding his neighborhood policing program underground into the subways.

Queens Jazz OverGround  Sat Apr 14th 12-10pm  An annual Jazz Fest. A free, day-long series of workshops that promotes jazz performance and education. Free!   Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing

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Queens News
• An Ozone Park man was brutalized and robbed by a group of men amid a Queens spree.

• A South Ozone Park mother is in custody after a 3-year-old was found wandering the streets.

• The son of NYPD union boss Patrick Lynch was tapped to be a delegate at the 103rd Precinct.

• After unifying with the mainline Democrats, IDC leader Jeff Klein has been stripped of his car and offices by the Republicans.

• Longtime Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins is focusing on pushing Andrew Cuomo to the left.

• Cheating Tristan Thompson, who was in the delivery room with Khloe Kardashian for his daughter’s birth, was begging for forgiveness.

• Mariah Carey is writing a memoir after revealing her diagnosis of bipolardisorder.

Buzzing Back

• In 1964, this actor became the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role as a construction worker who helps build a chapel in this movie.

• In 1951 drummer & TV personality Max Weinberg is born in South Orange, New Jersey.  He’s been a longtime drummer for this band as well as bandleader for this late night TV show.

• The Daily News says Trump’s backslide on the Trans-Pacific Partnership is the result of political pain from the trade war with China.

• The Post argues funding half-price MetroCards for the poor is a bad idea because it’s creating another government entitlement.

In the Blogs
• Lawmakers want the Parks Department to inspect trees along Union Turnpike.

• City agencies are hosting a “Spring into Health Fair Week” in Queensneighborhoods.

Trending in New York
• New Music
• #Scandal
• #DrugRace
• #FilmsMadeOfBread

• The Yankees (6-7) fell to the Red Sox, 6-3.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Yankees begin a three-game series in Detroit at 7:10 p.m.
• The Mets (10-1) look to continue their hot start at home against the Brewers. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers face the Tigers on the road at 1:10 p.m.
• The Amazins’ host the Milwaukee Brewers at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their series at Detroit. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m.
• The Mets conclude their series with the Brewers at 1:10 p.m.

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Funny People Are Coming!  Fri Apr 13th 8pm  New York City’s funniest comics right here in Glendale! Make your reservation now…$15 + first drink free! Get your tickets today…call 347-725-3853.  The Avenue Restaurant & Bar, 71-22 Myrtle Avenue, Glendale

Real Estate
• Treetop Development has sold its Elmhurst apartment complex to Zara Realtyfor $56.5 million.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 14th  12-2pm  54-41 63rd Place, Maspeth  New Listing!  Wonderful 1 family brick sidehall, 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, pvt driveway & yard, garage, gas heat.  Asking $778,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• OPEN HOUSE – Fri Apr 13th  4-6pm  93-01 97th Avenue, Ozone Park  Two family home on corner lot w/ detached garage.  1st flr duplex w/ finished basement & 2nd flr 3 room apt.  Beautiful wood floors throughout.  Asking $659,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• Sold – Jamaica Hills – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,500-square-foot house at 160-18 84th Road for $719,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Here is Eater’s list of hot restaurants in Queens for April 2018.

• Flushing Chinese staples Dun Huang and First Lamb Shabu are expanding to the East Village.

Restaurant ABC’s – Hunters Point
Grade A – Mu Ramen, 12-09 Jackson Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade B – Silver Kitchen, 43-01 21st St. – Live roaches, Wiping clothes not soiled.
Grade C – Blend, 47-04 Vernon Blvd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food not cooled by approved method, Evidence of mice, Filth flies, Food not protected from potential contamination.

• LIC – 9 a.m. – Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer visit Aviation High School. 45-30 36th St.

• Astoria – 10:30 a.m. – Chancellor Carranza visits The Young Women’s Leadership School. 23-15 Newtown Ave.

• Corona – 11 a.m. – State Senator Jose Peralta, DREAMers and advocates call on State Senate to pass the DREAM Act. Unisphere, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

• Whitestone – 11 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella, Whitestone residents call on city to address water concerns. 147-06 2nd Ave.

 Elmhurst – 4 p.m. – Financial Goal Setting for Teens. Queens Library, 86-07 Broadway.

• Sunnyside – 4 p.m. – Financial Goal Setting for Teens. Queens Library, 43-069 Greenpoint Ave.

• Hillcrest – 6 p.m. – St. John’s University hosts 13th annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Carnesecca Arena, 8000 Utopia Parkway.

 Glendale – 8 p.m. – Funny People Are Coming! The Avenue Restaurant, 71-22 Myrtle Ave.

• Woodside - 7 to 11 a.m. – Bengali New Year Celebration 2018.  57th Street btwn 37th & 38th Avenues
• Elmhurst – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Flea Market.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Forest Hills - 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Friends of McDonald Park Spring Cleanup.  Queens Blvd & 70th Ave.
• Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Children’s Carnival.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
• Flushing – Noon to 10 p.m. – Queens Jazz Overground.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• LIC – Noon – Grand opening of Just NY Souvenir shop. 38-85 13th St.
• Maspeth – 1 to 4 p.m. – Earth Day Recycle Event.  Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th Street
• Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – Veterans of Foreign Wars Meeting.  John V. Daniels Post #2813, 47-53 43rd Street
• Ridgewood – 2 to 4 p.m. – “Adams and Jefferson, A Historic Fifty-Year Friendship”  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue
• Kew Gardens – 2:30 p.m. – Musica Reginea Children’s Music Program.  Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road
• Flushing – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Garden Wedding Showcase.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
• Corona – 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. – Broadway Valentine. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave South
• Bayside – 7 to 10 p.m. – Murder Mystery Dinner.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
• Roslyn Heights – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Beth Sholom Day Camp Open House.  401 Roslyn Road
• Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Children’s Carnival.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
• Ridgewood – Noon to 6 p.m. – Myrtle Avenue Spring Street Festival.  Myrtle Ave from Wyckoff Ave to Forest Ave
 Corona - 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. – Doktor Kaboom’s Look Out!  Science is Coming!  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave South
• Flushing – 3 p.m. – Edmar Castaneda Quartet.  Kupferberg Center, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – Brian Stokes Mitchell: Simply Broadway.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue
• Glendale – 3 to 7 p.m. – Allied Veterans Memorial Committee Annual Dinner Dance.  American Legion Post #1815, 68-01 Cooper Avenue
• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony.  Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd.

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April 26th, 2018 at 1:54 am

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