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Friday, January 18

Weather
• Mixture of rain and snow with a high of 39 degrees. Cloudy with afternoon snow showers on Saturday. High of 34. Sunday will be rainy and windy with a high of 42 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump directed his attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about the Moscow Tower project.

• The MTA is moving full steam ahead with Cuomo’s new plan to fix the L train tunnel.

• A state judge extended the restraining order on the congestion pricing fee on taxis and Uber/Lyft until January 31.

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GingerBread Lane House Giveaway Mon Jan 21st 2-5pm Museum visitors can take home a piece of the GingerBread Lane on a first come, first served basis until every piece is gone! NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona.
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Queens News
• Mixed martial arts fighter Sergio Da Silva was convicted of robbery for holding up an Astoria bank.

• An out-of-control driver was caught taking a wild ride in Jamaica.

• Queens jurors were shown the graphic photos of the bloody aftermath of a woman slicing up her fiancé with a samurai sword.

Politics
• Trump came back at Nancy Pelosi by canceling her planned and confidential overseas trip in the 11th hour.

• Former New York Governor David Patterson questioned the timing of Kirsten Gillibrand’s presidential announcement.

Entertainment
• Gladys Knight will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl in Atlanta.

• Prince Philip walked away unharmed after being in a car accident.

Buzzing Back

• In 1990, Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry was arrested and charged with drug possession and using crack.

• In 1980, actor Jason Segal was born in Los Angeles. He began his career in this 1999 cult classic TV series.

Opinion
• The Post says it appears City Hall covered up a harassment scandal by a former staffer.

• Ross Barkan writes in City & State that it’s time to reform New York’s machine-controlled judicial system.

In the Blogs
• Resorts World Casino NYC is hosting a variety of events to celebrate Lunar New Year.

• Mom and pop shops are encouraged to apply for a “Love your Local” grantfrom the city.

Trending in New York
• Ariana
• Lonzo
• #HTGAWM
• #TheGoodPlace
• Moscow Tower

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (10-34) fell to the Washington Wizards in a heartbreaker, 101-100.

• The Rangers (20-20-7) topped the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-3.

• The Islanders (27-15-4) routed the New Jersey Devils, 4-1.

• The Yankees cemented their monster bullpen by signing Adam Ottavino to a three-year deal.

• Canelo Alvarez will fight Brooklyn’s own Danny Jacobs on May 4.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Nets (23-23) head to Orlando to take on the Magic at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders travel to Washington to play the Capitals at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers face the Bruins in Boston at 7 p.m.
• St. John’s (15-3) takes on Butler in Indianapolis at 4:30 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn (8-8) welcomes Fairleigh Dickinson to Brooklyn at 4:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn (10-7) hosts Sacred Heart. Tip-off is at 4 p.m.
Sunday
• The Islanders host the Anaheim Ducks at 3 p.m.

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Toddler Storytime  Sat Jan 19th 10-11:30am Interactive program for children (2-4 y/o) and parents to explore Dutch colonial culture. $5. Registration Required. Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood.
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Real Estate
• The Parkoff Organization has closed on a deal to buy a six-building multifamily portfolio in Brooklyn and Queens.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 19th 12-2pm 73-04 Juniper Valley Road, Middle Village – Semi detached Ranch features LR, DR, 2 BRs, renovated modern kitchen & bath. Full finished basement w/ Rec room, laundry room & 1/2 bath. 1.5 car garage on private drive, private yard. Close to all.  Asking $679,000  Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 19th 2-3:30pm 79-37 78th Avenue, Glendale – Mint 2 family – 3 BRs over 2, full finished basement, box rooms, wood floors, private yard.  Asking $829,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-821-5999

• Sold – Sunnyside – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,424-square-foot house at 50-57 46th Street for $770,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• An alum from famed pizzeria Paulie Gee’s has opened up a new shop in Sunnyside.

• Head to Burek’s Pizza in Ridgewood to try this round pie with different ingredients.

Restaurant ABC’s – Corona
Grade A – Ma Yom Thai, 37-61 103rd St. – Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade B – Estrello Latina Restaurant, 39-07 104th St. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cross-contamination, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Polanco’s Restaurant, 33-13 108th St. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Filth flies, Hand washing facility not provided near food prep area.

Events
• East Elmhurst – 11 a.m. – Airport employees, elected officials and business owners honor and fundraise for TSA agents affected by government shutdown. LaGuardia Airport, Terminal B.

• Jamaica – 11 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz, Comptroller Scott Stringer and advocates rally for transit equity in southeast Queens. Jamaica LIRR station, 93-02 Sutphin Blvd.

• Bayside – 11:15 a.m. – Elected officials, Subraj Foundation cut ribbon on new technology center. Cardozo High School, 57-00 223rd St.

Saturday
 Ridgewood – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Toddler Storytime.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue
• Forest Hills – 11 a.m. – Let’s Compose!  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue
• Corona – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Birding: Hawk Watch.  Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
• Jamaica – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Pre-Lunar New Year Festival.  Resorts Worlds Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
• Woodhaven – 12 p.m. – Woodhaven Resident’s Block Association Town Hall Meeting.  Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Ave & Woodhaven Blvd
• LIC – 1 p.m. – Guess What – A Family-Friendly Stand Up Comedy Show.  The Creek & The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Avenue
• Flushing – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Winter Birds.  Voelker-Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Avenue
• Jamaica – 2 p.m. – Crick! Crack! Family Matinee.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
• Astoria – 2 p.m. – Intro to Podcasting.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
• Forest Hills – 2 p.m. – An Afternoon of Chamber Music.  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue
Sunday
• Jamaica – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Pre-Lunar New Year Festival.  Resorts Worlds Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
• Woodhaven – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Nature’s Workshop – Nature Illustrations.  Forest Park Visitor Center, Woodhaven Blvd &. Forest Park Drive.
• Flushing – 4 p.m. – Dance Theatre of Harlem: A Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.  Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

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January 18th, 2019 at 11:31 am

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