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Tuesday, April 16

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 64 degrees.

Top Stories
• Firefighters extinguished the massive fire that charred Notre Dame after 12 hours as the iconic organ was left intact.

• A New Jersey woman faces four years in prison for collecting $400,000 in a GoFundMe scam after a photo of her and a homeless man went viral.

• The man who is accused of throwing a five-year-old over a balcony at the Mall of America will be charged with attempted murder.

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2019 LIC YMCA Bunny Fun Run & Easter Egg Hunt   Sat Apr 20th 8-11am  Fun for the whole family celebrating spring and our great community. $5-$20 Corporal Lance P. Noonan Park, 43rd St. & 47th Ave., Sunnyside.
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Queens News
• Detectives are looking for a suspect who fatally shot a 78-year-old man.

• Seven residents of the Ravenswood Houses in Long Island City have been arrested for trafficking cocaine and heroine.

• A Bayside motorcyclist has died after losing control of his bike and crashing into a parked car on Utopia Parkway.

Politics
• Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld has officially announced his 2020 presidential bid, making him the first Republican to challenge Trump.

• Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris have collected the most campaign money out of the current 16 Democratic potentials for the 2020 presidential bid.

Entertainment
• Georgia Engel, the Emmy-nominated actress best know for her role on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” has died at age 70.

Sandra Oh, Rachel Maddow, Patricia Arquette and Leah Remini are just some of the honorees who will be recognized at the 44th annual Gracie Awards.

Buzzing Back

• In 1943, the hallucinogenic effects of LSD were discovered.

• In 1972, singer Selena is born in Lake Jackson, Texas. In 1995, her fan club president killed her after being fired for embezzlement.

Opinion
• The Times says tracing people without their knowledge is easy after they built a legal facial recognition machine for $60.

• The Post says Bernie Sanders is cool with capitalism for himself and not others after the release of his tax returns show he is a millionaire.

In the Blogs
• Check out a preview of The Social, a new bar coming to 30th Avenue in Astoria that has plenty of Instagrammable areas.

• With Easter quickly approaching, hop over to Aigner Chocolates for exclusive Easter chocolates, including various chocolate bunnies and eggs.

Trending in New York
Clippers 
Warriors 
#NotreDameCathedralFire
#TuesdayThoughts
Lou Williams

Scoreboard
• The Nets fell to the Philadelphia 76ers, 145-123, evening their playoff series at one game each.

• The Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-6. The Mets (10-6) are in Philadelphia again tonight for a 7:05 p.m. tilt.

• The Yankees (6-9) start a two-game series with the Red Sox in the Bronx. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m.

• The Islanders look to sweep the Penguins in Pittsburgh in the first round of the NHL playoffs. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

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Barnyard Egg Hunt  Sat Apr 20th 11am-3pm  Bring your baskets to the most celebrated egg hunt in Queens! $10 Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park
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Real Estate
• Long Island City, Astoria and Flushing experienced a rise in condo and apartment prices in early 2019 as development continues.

• For Sale – 77-14 86th Street, Glendale - Semi detached two family brick features two generous 1BR apts plus full finished basement w/ bath.  Detached 2 car garage. $768,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – 59-23 59th Road, Maspeth – Detached one family home features 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, finished attic & basement, large deck, detached garage. $769,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – Jamaica – A 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 7,000-square-foot multi-family home located at 86-07 Parsons Blvd. sold for $850,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Google has released their latest Gmail feature, which allows you to schedule emails up to 49 years in advance.

• Amazon is reportedly set to launch an ad-supported free music streaming tier but little details are known about the service.

Events
Kew Gardens – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Borough Cabinet Meeting. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Rockaway Beach – 2 or 4 p.m. – OSHA 30-Hour Training Information Session. Queens Library, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting. Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.

• LIC – 6:30 p.m. – CB2 meeting regarding Street Seats for 43-30 12th Street. The Local, 13-02 44th Dr.

LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Spring Benefit: Lucky Draw 2019. Sculpture Center, 44-19 Purves St.

Astoria – 9 to 10:30 p.m. – Tyrannosaurus Comedy Show. RaR Bar, 30-01 35th Ave.

Written by QTadmin

April 16th, 2019 at 9:24 am

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