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Friday, December 14

Weather
• Cloudy but rain in the evening. High of 50. Rain on Saturday with a high of 49. The rain continues into Sunday, which cools down to 42 degrees.

Top Stories
• A 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border died after she was taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol.

• Federal prosecutors are launching a probe into possible misuse of funds by Trump’s inauguration committee.

• New York City will pay $2 million to the family of Deborah Danner, a mentally ill woman killed by police in the Bronx.

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Douglaston Village Winter Festival  Sat Dec 15th 12-5pm Enjoy carnival rides, live music & dance, family friendly activities, ugly dog sweater contest, bake sale & hot chocolate bar. Douglaston Station Plaza, 235th St. & 41st Ave.
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Queens News
• Sunnyside residents say they are devastated by the five-alarm fire on Queens Boulevard that took out six stores.

• Trump’s travel ban inspired a new Queens Museum exhibit called “Executive (Dis)Order.”

• The bigot who fractured a woman’s spine on the E train has been arrested.

Politics
• Chris Christie met with Trump about the chief of staff job, while others say Jared Kushner is a top contender as well.

• De Blasio is facing consternation from the left about his silence on NYPD reforms.

Entertainment
• Kanye West and Drake are now in an escalating feud fueled by tweets.

• Legendary jazz singer Nancy Wilson has passed away at age 81.

Buzzing Back

• In 2012, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting killed 20 students and six school employees.

• In 1946, actress Patty Duke was born in NYC. In 1963, she starred as a chatty, rambunctious teenager living in Brooklyn Heights on her own show.

Opinion
• The Daily News makes the case to put a judicial receiver in charge of NYCHA reforms.

• The Post says the Amazon deal has confirmed all of the left’s anti-corporate fears.

In the Blogs
• Drop off gifts to children at the holiday toy drive currently underway at Borough Hall.

• Join the Rockapulco Santa 5K Run in Rockaway Park this Saturday morning.

Trending in New York
• Janet Jackson
• Voltron
• Roy Kim
• Heize
• Nancy Wilson

Scoreboard
• The Los Angeles Chargers topped the Kansas City Chiefs in a Thursday Night Football thriller, 29-28.

• The Nets sign Spencer Dinwiddie to a three-year extension.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (8-21) head to Charlotte to face the Hornets at 7 p.m.
• The Nets (11-18) host the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m.
• The Rangers (14-13-3) welcome the Arizona Coyotes to MSG. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• The Islanders (14-12-4) take on the Detroit Red Wings in Brooklyn at 7 p.m.
• The Jets (4-9) host the Houston Texas at 4:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn (6-4) faces Saint Peter’s at home. Tip-off is at 4 p.m.
Sunday
• The Knicks hit the road to take on the Indiana Pacers at 5 p.m.
• The Nets welcome the Atlanta Hawks to Barclays Center at 3 p.m.
• The Rangers host the Vegas Golden Knights for a 12:30 p.m. matinee.
• The Giants (5-8) hope to continue their winning streak at home against the Tennessee Titans. Kick-off is at 1 p.m.
• St. John’s (9-0) looks to remain undefeated against Wagner at 4:30 p.m.

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Brunch with Santa Sun Dec 16th 10:30am-1pm Special brunch menu plus a visit and a photo with Santa, all for just $19.95! O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Dr., Maspeth.
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Real Estate
• Pipe and valve supply company Mayer Malbin has bought a Woodside industrial site for $23 million.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Dec 15th 1-3pm – By Appointment Only.  Luxury studio, fully renovated has stunning views of Forest Hill Gardens.  New Chef’s kitchen w/ professional appliances, open concept, 24-hr doorman.  Close to subway & LIRR.  Call Chris Milson @ 646-321-3886.  Halstead Real Estate 

 OPEN HOUSE – Sat Dec 15th 1-3pm 52-48 62nd Street, Maspeth – One family brick Tudor w/ big front yard, LR, FDR, modern kitchen w/ SS appliances, 3 BRs, large bath, hardwood floors & decorative molding throughout. Finished basement, parking for 3 cars.  Asking $795,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – Jamaica Hills – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,216-square-foot house at 160-11 84th Road for $670,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater has your hottest restaurants in Queens for December 2018.

• If you’re looking for a spot for Christmas Day, check out these two Forest Hillsrestaurants.

Restaurant ABC’s – South Ozone Park
Grade A – Grace Kitchen, 111-56 Van Wyck Expwy. – Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade B – Pizza Port, 135-15 Lefferts Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Personal cleanliness inadequate, Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade C – Crown Fried Chicken, 146-20 Rockaway Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Filth flies, Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor.

Events
• Kew Gardens – 10 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz hosts annual Reso A Grant and Capital Funding Training Workshop. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Astoria – 10:30 a.m. – Councilman Costa Constantinides, Queens Library announce funding for Astoria Library. 14-01 Astoria Blvd.

• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Community groups to announce holiday dinner for families in need. St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Ave.

• LIC – 3 to 5 p.m. – Photos with Santa.  Bring a toy for donation.  Modern Spaces, 47-42 Vernon Blvd.

• Forest Hills – 4 p.m. – Holiday Crafts.  Queens Library, 98-27 Metropolitan Avenue

• Flushing – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Unlock Your Creativity at Paint Night.  Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue

Saturday
• Maspeth – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Santa Visits Maspeth!  Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th Street
• Rockaway Park - 11 a.m. – Rockapulco Santa Run.  Boardwalk @ B102nd Street
• Astoria - 11 a.m. – Screening of A Christmas Carol.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Astoria – 11:30 a.m. – Children’s Storytime! How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st Street
• Woodhaven – Noon – Woodhaven Town Hall Holiday Party.  Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Ave & Woodhaven Blvd.
• Sunnyside – Noon to 2 p.m. – 108th Precinct Christmas Party for Children.  Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th Street
• Rego Park – Noon to 4 p.m. – Free Meet & Greet with Santa Claus & Friends.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Douglaston – Noon to 5 p.m. – Douglaston Village Winter Festival.  Douglaston Station Plaza, 235th St & 41st Avenue
• Astoria - Noon to 5 p.m. – Holiday Market.  Sweet Afton, 30-09 34th Street
• Astoria – Noon to 6 p.m. – Holiday Market.  Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Avenue
• Ridgewood – Noon to 6 p.m. – Ridgewood Market Holiday Market.  The Footlight, 465 Seneca Avenue
• LIC – 1 p.m. – Guess What – A Family-Friendly Stand Up Comedy Show.  The Creek & The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Avenue
• Glendale – 1 to 5 p.m. – Santa is Coming!  Bring the kids & pets for photos. K9 Caterers, 75-16 Woodhaven Blvd.
• Jamaica – 2 p.m. – New Stories of the Shell-Shocked-Nut Family Matinee.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
• Little Neck – 2 p.m. – Family Holiday Crafts. Queens Library, 249-01 Northern Blvd.
• Rockville Centre – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. – Annual Holiday Spectacular: A Home for the Holidays.  Madison Theatre, 1000 Hempstead Avenue
• Flushing - 2 to 4 p.m. – New Music Horizons: Collaborative Artists in Concert. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• East Elmhurst – 3 p.m. – Toys for Tots.  St. Michael Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd.
• Astoria – 3 to 4 p.m. – New York’s Holiday History.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
• Maspeth – 7 p.m. – Coming to America: 30th Anniversary Party.  Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Avenue
• Flushing – 7 p.m. – The Nutcracker. Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
• Ridgewood – 7 p.m. – Ultra Art Bash. The Grind, 1001 Irving Avenue
• Forest Hills – 8 p.m. – Generations perform.  The Other Place, 103-19 Metropolitan Avenue
Sunday
• Maspeth – 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Brunch with Santa.  O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Drive
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – Screening of A Christmas Carol.  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.
• Ridgewood – Noon to 6 p.m. – Ridgewood Market Holiday Market.  The Footlight, 465 Seneca Avenue
• Glendale – 1 to 5 p.m. – Santa is Coming!  Bring the kids & pets for photos. K9 Caterers, 75-16 Woodhaven Blvd.
• Flushing - 2 to 4 p.m. – Lioness presents Women in Jazz.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
•.Flushing – 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Christmas Tinker Festval & Tree Lighting.  Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street
• Rockville Centre – 3 p.m. – Annual Holiday Spectacular: A Home for the Holidays.  Madison Theatre, 1000 Hempstead Avenue
• Bayside – 4 p.m. – Oratorio Society of Queens Holiday Concert.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue
• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Holiday Concert w/ The Queensboro Symphony Orchestra.  Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

December 14th, 2018 at 2:46 pm

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