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Wednesday, February 6

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 45 degrees.

Top Stories
• If you missed Trump’s State of the Union address, takeaways include a call for unity, a double-down on pulling troops out of the Middle East and the Democratic women of Congress wearing “Suffragette White.”

• The $2.7 billion plan for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector is expected to roll on following the city’s Economic Development Corp. meeting this morning.

• North Korea is moving its nuclear and ballistic weapons to hide them from potential US military strikes.

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Monthly Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong  Wed Feb 6th 7pm  A fun way to hone your skills and jam with your peers.  All are welcome!  $10  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• A Rikers inmate retaliated against his mom, who refused to bail him out, by reporting phony crimes and having police visit her home dozens of times.

• State officials said construction is complete on the Lefferts Boulevard bridge over the Belt Parkway near JFK Airport.

• The mayor thinks the Amazon HQ2 plan will prevail as the city needs tech.

Politics
• The city’s Department of Health has barred restaurants and bars from selling food or drinks containing CBD.

• Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia will serve as the interim head of NYCHA.

Entertainment
• “Scrubs” actor Sam Lloyd, who recently welcomed a son with his wife, is battling cancer and needs financial help.

• Kristoff St. John’s final episode of “The Young and the Restless” will air today.

Buzzing Back

• In 1993 Tennis great  Arthur Ashe dies of AIDS at age 49.

• In 1895 baseball player Babe Ruth is born in Baltimore, MD.  He played for the New York Yankees from 1920 to 1934 after the Boston Red Sox traded him in exchange for cash.

Opinion
• The Post took a stand against preservationists who don’t want to temporarily disrupt the Brooklyn Heights Promenade in order to repair the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

• The Washington Post argued it’s more vital than ever that Congress check the president’s actions.

In the Blogs
• Enter this Lunar New Year photo contest and your photo might be featured at Queens Borough Hall’s Lunar New Year Celebration on February 27.

• Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez invited a Queens activist who confronted Senator Jeff Flake to the State of the Union.

Trending in New York
• Tobias Harris
• Sixers
• #WednesdayWisdom
• Lincoln Tunnel
• #HopeOnTheStreet

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (30-16) fell to the Boston Bruins, 3-1.

• The Knicks (10-43) were defeated by the Detroit Pistons, 105-92.

• The Nets host the Denver Nuggets tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (22-22) take on the Bruins at 8 p.m.

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See It Big!  Costumes by Edith Head  Now till Mar 10th Edith Head was more than Hollywood’s in-demand costume designer, she is one of the most important figures to ever work in the studio system. Experience some of her most memorable looks in this series of great films.  Click here for schedule. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Trump’s childhood home in Jamaica Estates is up for sale.

• For Sale – Kew Gardens – 1 BR co-op in pre-war building offers EIK, high ceilings, quiet setting, close to Forest Park, dining, shopping & transportation.  Asking $225,000. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• For Sale – Richmond Hill – One family home offers 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, modern kitchen, LR/DR combo, porch, yard, semi finished basement.  Asking $725,000. Pirillo Realty, Inc.  718-418-9500

• Sold – Jamaica – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 650-square-foot condo at 8375 117th St. for $379,000. Zillow

Business News
• Insiders reveal why they believe former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz would want to run for president.

• Investors are losing patience with Netflix’s extraordinary cash flow burn of $13 billion since 2011.

Events
• Woodhaven - All Day Event – Valentine’s for Veterans.  Assemblyman Mike Miller’s office, 83-91 Woodhaven Blvd.

• Flushing – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Plant Sale.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street

• Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer will host Trailblazers program and award ceremony in honor of African American History Month. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Monthly Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Kew Gardens Hills – 7:30 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz attends the Jewish Link and Bukharian Link networking event. Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, 70-11 150th St.

Written by QTadmin

February 6th, 2019 at 1:06 pm

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