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Tuesday, January 21

Weather
• Mostly sunny, clear skies. High of 33 degrees.

Top Stories
• Thousands of gun-rights activists demonstrated at the Virginia Capitol in protest of firearm reforms.

• In the wake of his impeachment trial, Trump’s lawyers say the case is “rigged” and should be dismissed.

• NYC educators pushed for teacher diversity on the steps of City Hall.

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Made in Ridgewood  Sun Jan 26th 3-6pm  Celebrating the movies filmed in Ridgewood. Free admission, donations appreciated.  Onderdonk House 1820 Flushing Avenue, Ridgewood
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Queens News
• A 109-year-old synagogue in Corona is trying to preserve its history.

• The body of a man was found burned and apparently bound in a Queens Village home under construction.

• A maniac rapist in a Queens alley threatened to kill his victim if she didn’t comply.

Politics
• Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang defends his frequent use of Asian stereotypes in jokes.

• And his opponent Michael Bloomberg shifts to support national paid sick leave, something he threatened to veto twice as NYC mayor.

Entertainment
• “The Price is Right” Music Week special features five days of performances by pop music favorites.

The author of “Cinderella Didn’t Live Happily Ever After” found that while more than half of Disney princes are happy, the same may not be true for princesses.

Buzzing Back

• In 1965, The Byrds recorded this song, which was produced by Terry Melcher, the son of this famous actress.

• In 1976 pop singer Emma Bunton is born in London.  She is one of the founding members of this all-girl group.

Opinion
• The NY Post says that profanity seen at the Women’s March proves protestors aren’t learning.

• In a piece for the Daily News in honor of Martin Luther King Day, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams explains why New Yorkers should make an effort to interact across racial and cultural divides.

In the Blogs
• We Heart Astoria starts off it’s Pod Save Astoria Week with “Keith and the Girl.”

• Book Culture LIC announced a special performance from Mozart for Munchkins.

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• #BidenIsCorrupt
• #TuesdayMotivation
• #MidnightMoscowMitch
• Good Tuesday

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (12-32) beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 106 to 86.

• The Nets (18-24) fell to the Philadelphia 76ers, 111 to 117.

• The Rangers (23-20-4) host the Islanders (28-15-5) at Madison Square Garden. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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Sustainable Seafood Fest Aquarius  Sat Jan 25th 8pm-1am Featuring delicacies of the seas as well as a bevy of sustainable seafood purveyors and premium wines and liquors.  Tickets  The Foundry, 42-38 9th Street, LIC
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Real Estate
• Market values of NYC homes, apartments and commercial spaces are rising at their slowest rate in six years.

• For Sale – 60-79 71st Street, Maspeth – Single family brick features 3 BRs, 2 bath, full finished basement, 3 BRs, 2 bath.  Close to all. $748,000 Lou Pastorini  917-757-7567

• For Rent - Glendale – Newly renovated apt features 2 BRs w/ lots of sunlight, LR, DR, EIK w/ SS appliances.  Heat and water included.  Close to all.  $2,000/month  ID # 1365053  Carollo Rentals  718-366-6636

• Sold – Bayside – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 950 square foot apartment at 20945 26th Ave. for $473,700. Zillow.

Technology
• Huawei CFO Meng arrived at a Canadian court, as her U.S. extradition trial kicked off.

• Instagram deleted the IGTV button because hardly anybody was using it.

Events
Ridgewood - 6 to 8 p.m. – Queens Bus Redesign public input session. Greater Ridgewood Youth Council,  59-03 Summerfield St.

Flushing – 6 to 9 p.m. – Queens Borough President Candidate Forum sponsored by the Asian Americans for Equality.  Glow Community Center, 133-29 41st Avenue

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting.  Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

January 21st, 2020 at 9:02 am

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