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Friday, December 21

Weather
• Rain and windy all day with a high of 62 degrees. This weekend will be partly cloudy with a high of 48.

Top Stories
• Jim Mattis will retire as defense secretary early next year in wake of Trump’s Syria military downscale.

• The House passed a new spending bill with $5 billion for the border wall, thus forcing a Senate vote.

• Mayor de Blasio is backing the legalization of recreational marijuana, but won’t allow it to be dominated by corporations.

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The Science of Love as Explained by Seinfeld: A True Festivus Miracle! Sun Dec 23rd  3-4:30pm We will learn about the factors of interpersonal attraction and discuss why some relationships flourish, while others are doomed to fail. $10. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria.
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Queens News
• A chilling video shows a suspected killer waiting outside the victim’s St. Albans home before fatally stabbing him.

• A LaGuardia Airport worker was arrested for filming a woman in the bathroomwith a cellphone.

• The city’s budget office determined that Amazon’s move to LIC will initially cost the city in missed taxes.

Politics
• Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, who oversaw housing and economic development, will depart City Hall.

• Congress passed a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill, which is expected to be signed by Trump.

Entertainment
• Travis Scott will perform with Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl, with more guests to be announced.

• Here are the 10 worst films of 2018, according to a Hollywood Reporter critic.

Buzzing Back

• In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Scotland. Read reviews of the devastation here.

• In 1957, actor Ray Romano was born in Queens. He is best known for his role as a sportswriter on this TV comedy.

Opinion
• The Times says with Jim Mattis gone, there is no one left to restrain Trump on foreign policy.

• The Post says Tish James left de Blasio a parting shot by naming NYCHA the city’s worst landlord.

In the Blogs
• Astoria Library is hosting NYCitizenship, a program to help immigrants apply for citizenship.

• The M train won’t run in Middle Village and Ridgewood this weekend. Here’s why.

Trending in New York
• 5sos
• 21 Savage
• J Cole
• Merlin
• #WinterSolstice

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (17-13-4) fell to the Vegas Golden Knights, 4-2.

• The Knicks are interested in trading for Jabari Parker.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (9-24) host the Atlanta Hawks at 7 p.m.
• The Nets (15-18) welcome the Indiana Pacers to Barclays Center at 7:30 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn (5-5) faces Binghamton at home. Tip-off is at noon.
Saturday
• The Rangers (15-13-5) head to Toronto to play the Maple Leafs at 7 p.m.
• St. John’s (11-0) looks to remain unbeaten at home against Sacred Heart at 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Giants (5-9) face the Colts in Indianapolis at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (4-10) take on the Green Bay Packers at home. Kick-off is at 1 p.m.
• The Nets host the Phoenix Suns. Tip-off is at 6 p.m.
• The Rangers welcome the Philadelphia Flyers to MSG at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders fly to Dallas to take on the Stars at 8 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn (7-5) hosts Manhattan at 2 p.m.

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Piano Man: Unplugged  Sun Dec 23rd 3pm An afternoon filled with songs and stories about the legendary Billy Joel, performed by the Michael Chimenti. $15 or call 718-428-6363. Theatre by the Bay, 1300 209th St., Bayside.
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Real Estate
• A Long Island City warehouse that sold for $55 million last year just traded for $72 million.

• For Sale – Elmont – Totally renovated detached, one family Cape has 3 BRs, 3 bath, full finished basement, private driveway, 1.5 car garage.  Asking $499,000. Lou Pastorini  Caldwell Banker Phillips. 718-326-3900 ext 111

• For Sale – 58-05 69th Avenue, Ridgewood - Unique, semi detached 2 family home w/ back home – each building has it’s own address!  Main bldg has 2 apts & basement, back house has 3 levels of living space.  Asking $1,550,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• Sold – Bayside – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,240-square-foot house at 57-11 East Hampton Boulevard for $880,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Gothamist names Indian eatery Adda in Long Island City as the best new restaurant of 2018.

• Try some of these 19 excellent global curries, many of which are in Queens.

Restaurant ABC’s – Rego Park
Grade A – Maca Restaurant, 62-12 Woodhaven Blvd. – Food not protected from potential contamination, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Sveta’s House, 92-60 Queens Blvd. – Evidence of mice, Live roaches, Filth flies.
Grade C – Don Alex Restaurant, 97-05 64th Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Food not cooled by approved method, Evidence of mice, Live roaches, Wiping cloths soiled.

Events
• Kew Gardens – 3 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz inducts Ushir Pandit-Durant as Justice of Supreme Court of the State of New York. Queens County Supreme Court, 125-01 Queens Blvd.

• Bayside – 3 p.m. – FDNY firefighters visit St. Mary’s Hospital to celebrate the holiday season. 29-01 216th St.

• South Jamaica – 4 p.m. – First Day of Winter: Snow Globe Activity. Queens Library, 108-41 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

• St. Albans – 6 to 8 p.m. – Southeast Queens elected officials host toy giveaway. Majority Baptist Church, 115-21 Farmers Blvd.

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – A Cher For All Seasons – “Moonstruck.” Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Saturday
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – A Muppet Family Christmas.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Rego Park - Noon to 4 p.m. – Free Meet & Greet with Santa Claus & Friends.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Glendale – 1 to 5 p.m. – Santa is Coming!  Kids & pet photos.  K9 Caterers, 75-16 Woodhaven Blvd.
• Corona – 1:30 & 5 p.m. – This 70’s Nutcracker.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
• Astoria – 2 p.m. – A Cher For All Seasons – “Mask”.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Ridgewood – 2 to 8 p.m. – Ridgewood Market Outdoor Holiday Market.  Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue
• Flushing – 3 to 6 p.m. – Flushing Community Holiday Dinner.  St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Avenue
• Astoria – 4 p.m. – A Cher For All Seasons – “Mermaids”.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Astoria – 7 p.m. – A Cher For All Seasons – “The Witches of Eastwick”.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Rego Park – 10:30 p.m. – Magic Bones perform.  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.
Sunday
• Flushing – 9 to 11 a.m. – Free Visits to Queens Botanical Garden.  43-50 Main Street
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – A Muppet Family Christmas.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Pet Photos with Santa. Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Corona – 1 & 3p.m. – Tales from the Shed: Holiday Tales.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
• Astoria – 2 p.m. – A Cher For All Seasons – “Moonstruck”.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – Piano Man: Unplugged.  Theatre by the Bay, 1300 209th Street
• Astoria – 3 to 4:30 p.m. – The Science of Love as Explained by Seinfeld: A True Festival Miracle!  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
• Astoria – 4:30 p.m. – A Cher For All Seasons – “Burlesque”.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – A Cher For All Seasons – “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

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December 21st, 2018 at 1:06 pm

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