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Monday, January 7

• Mostly cloudy with a high of 34 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump offered a “steel barrier” instead of a concrete wall, but Democrats are unmoved as the shutdown enters the third week.

• CBS News’s president stepped down, and will be replaced by the first woman exec to lead the division.

• New York City’s taxi and limousine commissioner announced her departuredays after the buildings commissioner stepped down.

Winter Art Show Opening Reception  Sun Jan 13th  2pm Annual Winter Art Show features contemporary Queens artists working in media. Show runs from Jan 13th– the 27th. $5. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside.

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Queens News
• A mother with three kids in tow whacked an MTA worker with her bag while on the Court Square platform.

• The City Council is set to host a hearing on the Con Edison electrical malfunction in Astoria.

• Amazon penned an open letter to its new neighbors in Long Island City about the benefits of HQ2.

• Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez confirmed that she thinks Trump is a racist on “60 Minutes.”

• Mayor de Blasio got a six-second cameo, with one line, on last night’s episode of “The Simpsons.”

• Here’s a list of who won big at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards.

Weekend Box Office
• Aquaman: $30.7 million
• Escape Room: $18 million
• Mary Poppins Returns: $15.7 milion
• Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: $13 million
• Bumblebee: $12.7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1789, the first presidential election was held in the United States.

• In 2012, Blue Ivy Carter was born in New York City. She is the first child of these two superstars.

• USA Today says Democrats could blow it in 2020 by nominating a candidatewho is too progressive.

• The Daily News says Attorney General Tish James must be more circumspect of her anti-Trump comments.

In the Blogs
• Join transit advocates for a discussion about local transportation issues this week in Astoria.

• Donate your unwanted reusable items at a Flushing “Stop N Swap” at the end of the month.

Trending in New York
• Bohemian Rhapsody
• Sandra Oh
• Green Book
• Glenn Close
• Rami Malek

• The Knicks (10-29) head to Portland to face the Trail Blazers at 10 p.m.

• The Nets (20-21) topped the Chicago Bulls, 117-100. They fly to Boston to take on the Celtics at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (17-17-7) were blanked by the Arizona Coyotes, 5-0.

• The Mets traded catcher Kevin Plawecki for a pair of minor leaguers.

• Meanwhile, the Yankees are bringing back setup man Zach Britton to complete their bullpen.

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New Idea to New Venture  Wed Jan 9th 6-7:30pm This workshop helps participants develop their business ideas, organize their start-up process and create a strategy to launch their business. FREE – RSVP. WeWork, 27-01 Queens Plaza No, 13th Flr, LIC.

Real Estate
• TF Cornerstone received roughly $700 million in financing from the city for an affordable housing project in LIC.

• For Sale – 164-22 97th Street, Howard Beach – Renovated one family Colonial on 2 levels features large kitchen w/ SS appliances, LR, FDR, sunroom, fenced backyard w/ deck, 3 lg BRs, modern bath, finished basement w/ separate entrance & 1/2 bath.  $639,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale - Woodhaven – Large 1 BR in Forest Park Co-Op w/ low maintenance and nice yard views. Apt need renovation, close to park & transportation.  Cats allowed – no dogs. $185,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – Astoria – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 788-square-foot condo at 30-44 29th Street for $617,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday evening at a Mobile gas station on Horace Harding Expressway, a suspect approached a 57-year-old employee and demanded money. The suspect brandished a gunman. The employee opened the cash register and gave the suspect $500 and 15 packs of cigarettes. The suspect then fled the store on foot.

• Queens – 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Mulchfest.

• Jackson Heights – 5 p.m. – Council Speaker Corey Johnson conducts five borough transit survey. 74th St/Broadway Station, 74th St. and Roosevelt Ave.

• Flushing - 5:30 p.m. – “Pygmalion” reading. Queens Library, 41117 Main St.

Written by QTadmin

January 7th, 2019 at 12:07 pm

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