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Friday, December 15

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 31 degrees. The weekend will be partly cloudy and warmer with a high of 39 degrees.

Top Stories
• The FCC voted to repeal net neutrality, allowing Internet service providers the freedom to block or slow down websites and apps.

• Senator Marco Rubio refused to vote for the Republican tax plan unless it expands a tax credit for low-income Americans, putting the bill in jeopardy.

• The driver who killed Heather Heyer at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville now faces upgraded murder charges.

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Please Join Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Member Elizabeth Crowley on Mon. Dec 18th at 7pm for a town hall meeting for residents of the 30th Council District. This will be a fantastic opportunity to ask your questions to the Mayor, Council Member, and the City’s top commissioners. Please RSVP here: nyc.gov/cd30townhall or by calling (212) 788-4282.  PS/IS 113, 78-23 87th Street, Glendale
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Queens News
• Two Long Island men have been charged with in a shooting that killed Queens rapper Chinx in 2015.

• A fentanyl dealer, who also supplied crack cocaine to dealers in Queensbridge, was sentenced to eight years in prison.

• Fifteen inmates at Rikers Island were indicted for allegedly assaulting a Department of Corrections captain.

Politics
• The City Council has launched an investigation into Bronx Councilman Andy King for allegations of sexual assault.

• Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams is gearing up to take on Governor Cuomo in the primary.

Entertainment
• Mario Batali has been fired from “The Chew” following allegations of sexual misconduct.

• Publicist Kelly Cutrone accused Russell Simmons of trying to rape her in 1991.

Buzzing Back

• In 2001 Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after a team of experts spent 11 years and $27 million to fortify the tower without eliminating its famous lean.  View pictures here.

• In 1933 comedian Tim Conway is born in Willoughby, Ohio.  One of his most memorable roles is this one….on this show.

Opinion
• The Daily News says repealing net neutrality will harm innovations for start-ups and hurt consumers.

• The Post says Congress and investigators need to get to the bottom of Peter Strzok’s bias on the Mueller probe.

In the Blogs
• Check out the Never Built New York exhibit at the Queens Museum.

• Meet Santa at Atlas Mall in Glendale until Christmas Eve.

Trending in New York
#TheLastJedi
#Revival
#MakeAFriendIn5Words
Charlottesville
Laura Dern

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (17-12-3) fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets, 6-4.

• The Knicks (15-13) topped the Nets (11-16), 111-104.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers (16-12-3) host the Los Angeles Kings at 7 p.m.
• The Nets travel across the border to Toronto to take on the Raptors at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers visit the Boston Bruins for a 5 p.m. matchup.
• The Islanders welcome the L.A. Kings to Brooklyn at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks face Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder at MSG. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn (3-6) takes on Iona in Brooklyn Heights at 1 p.m.
Sunday
• The Nets are home against the Indiana Pacers at 6 p.m.
• The Giants (2-11) host the rival Philadelphia Eagles at 1 p.m.
• The Nets (5-8) head to New Orleans to play the Saints at 1 p.m.
• St. John’s (8-2) welcome Iona to Carnasecca Arena at 4:30 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn (4-7) hosts Saint Peter’s at noon.

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Quiet Clubbing $5 Ugly Sweater Party   Fri Dec 15th 10pm  Quiet Clubbing Party with a Holiday twist! This is our 1st Annual Ugly Sweater Party come in your ugliest sweaters and get a Free shot!   Studio Square, 35-33 36th Street, LIC
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed to build a five-story residential development on Avery Avenue in Flushing.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Dec 16th 2-4pm  102-28 Jamaica Avenue, Richmond Hill  Brick mixed use property features 4 family home + 1700 s/f commercial space.  Great location, near subway.  Each apt has EIK, LR/DR, 1 BR and 1 full bath.  Asking $1.598M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Dec 16th 12-2:30pm  917 N6th Street, New Hyde Park  Two story 1 family home features 4 BRs, 1.5 bath, renovated kitchen w/ SS appliance & granite countertops.  Lg backyard w/ above-ground pool, 1 car garage.  Asking $653,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Forest Hills – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,610-square-foot house at 69-27 Ingram Street for $1.65 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater lists the hottest Queens restaurants for December 2017.

• Looking for a New Year’s Eve spot? Try eating at DiWine in Astoria.

Restaurant ABC’s – St. Albans
Grade A – Tastee Jerk, 200-03 Hollis Ave. – Evidence of mice.
Grade B – Patmar Bake Shop, 205-07 Linden Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice, Live roaches, Filth flies.
Grade C – Habits Nurturing Youthfulness, 109-16 Farmers Blvd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice, Filth flies.

Events
Whitestone10 a.m. – Adopt-A-Senior provides holiday gifts to 179 guests residing at the Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing. 157-15 19th Ave.

Astoria10:30 a.m. – Elected officials, state Department of Transportation to announce trucks will be allowed on Grand Central Parkway between BQE and RFK Bridge. Columbus Triangle, Astoria Blvd. South and 31st St.

LIC11 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer to unveil plaque honoring memory of city janitor killed on the job 39 years ago. 33-28 Northern Blvd.

Forest Hills7:30 p.m. – The New York Sri Chinmoy Center International Choir performs “Songs of Peace and Light.” First Presbyterian Church of Forest Hills, 70-35 112th St @ 71st Ave.

Saturday
Ridgewood9 a.m. to noon – 104th Precinct presents Cookies and Cocoa with Santa. 64-02 Catalpa Ave.
Astoria - 11 a.m. – The Princess Bride: 30th Anniversary Screening. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
SunnysideNoon to 2 p.m. – 108th Community Council Christmas Party for Children. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th Street
Rego ParkNoon to 4 p.m. – Free Meet & Greet with Santa Claus & Friends. Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
Astoria1 p.m. – 25th Anniversary Screening: The Muppets Christmas Carol. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
LIC1 p.m. – Free Screening: Camelot – 50th Anniversary. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor
Bayside1 to 3 p.m. – Holiday Cookies & Crafts. Bayside Historical Society,208 Totten Avenue
Flushing1 to 5:30 p.m. – Tinker Fest & Holiday Tree Lighting. Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street
East Elmhurst3 p.m. – Toys for Tots Collection. St. Michael’s Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd.
Ridgewood5 to 11 p.m.Saturday Night Bazaar & Artisan Market. Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Avenue
Ridgewood - 6 to 9 p.m. – Candlelight Tour. Onderdonk House 1820 Flushing Avenue
Jackson Heights7 to 10 p.m. – 9th Annual Jackson Heights Winter Caroling Sing & Stroll.  Corner of 31st Avenue & 75th Street
Flushing8 p.m. – A Season of Unity: 77th Annual Winter Concert. Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Avenue
Sunday
Astoria11 a.m. – The Princess Bride: 30th Anniversary Screening. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Astoria - 1 p.m. – 25th Anniversary Screening: The Muppets Christmas Carol. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Fresh Meadows3 p.m. – A Festival of (Laser) Lights! Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.
Flushing3 p.m. – Queens Symphony Orchestra presents: Family Concert, Happy Holidays! LeFrak Concert Hall, 153-49 Reeves Avenue
Forest Hills6 p.m. – 3rd Community Grand Menorah Lighting. Yellowstone Municipal Park, 68-01 Yellowstone Blvd.
Flushing - 7:30 p.m. – Queens Opera Theatre: The Gift of the Magi.  Flushing town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

December 15th, 2017 at 2:02 pm

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