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Monday, January 7

Weather
• 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.

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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.

Politics
• 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.”

Entertainment
• 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.

Opinion
• 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

Scoreboard
• 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.
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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.

Events
• 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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