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Friday, February 8

Weather
• Showers in the morning but windy later in the day. High of 53. Temperatures drop to a high of 36 on Saturday. Sunday will be partly cloudy and a high of 40.

Top Stories
• In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court blocked Louisiana’s abortion access lawfrom taking effect.

• Jeff Bezos accused the “National Enquirer” of blackmail by threatening to publish his nude photos. Ronan Farrow says the publication also blackmailed him.

• Baseball legend Frank Robinson, who was the first black manager in the MLB, has died at the age of 83.

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Generations Fri Feb 8th 8pm Generations is the high energy classic rock n roll dance band you won’t forget! The excitement is contagious and the fun never stops! The Other Place, 103-19 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills.
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Queens News
• A Queens police officer on her way to work saved a bleeding motorcyclist who was hit by a truck on the BQE.

• Construction is now underway for Make the Road’s new community center in Corona.

• A pair of Queens surgeons successfully performed a life-changing operation to give a young boy a new face.

Politics
• The longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history died at 92 years old.

• De Blasio’s proposed budget balloons to $92 billion, though he warns of dark fiscal times ahead.

Entertainment
• “The View’s” Joy Behar is now under fire for resurfaced blackface photos.

• Ariana Grande opened up about her feud with the Grammys, which resulted in the cancellation of her performance.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969, George Harrison’s tonsils were removed at London’s University College Hospital and then destroyed so that they can’t be sold.

• In 1984, actress Cecily Strong was born in Springfield, IL. A Second City alum, she joined this show in 2012.

Opinion
• USA Today says losing Amazon would be bad for both New York City and the Democrats.

• The Post says de Blasio is leading the city into a future fiscal disaster.

In the Blogs
• Participate in the borough president’s Lunar New Year celebration and photo contest this month.

• The Ascension Church in Forest Hills is hosting its Celebration of Love fest this weekend.

Trending in New York
• #thankunext
• #HTGAWM
• Jeff Bezos
• John Dingell
• #Lakers

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (31-16-6) topped the New Jersey Devils in a shootout, 2-1.

• LIU Brooklyn (11-12) routed Mount St. Mary’s, 77-62.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (14-10) beat Wagner, 51-44.

• Anthony Davis stays in NOLA, Marc Gasol goes to Toronto and the Bucks get Nikola Mirotic. Here’s the latest on the NBA trade deadline.

• The Knicks, meanwhile, are releasing center Enes Kanter.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (10-43) head to Detroit to take on the Pistons at 7 p.m.
• The Nets (29-27) host the Chicago Bulls at 7:30 p.m.
• The Rangers (23-22-8) welcome the Carolina Hurricanes to MSG at 8 p.m.
Saturday
• The Knicks return home to play the Toronto Raptors. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
• The Islanders are home against the Colorado Avalanche. Puck drops at 1 p.m.
• St. John’s (17-6) looks to build on their latest win at home against Providence at noon.
• LIU Brooklyn hosts Wagner at 4:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn welcomes Fairleigh Dickinson to the borough at 4 p.m.
Sunday
• The Rangers host the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 7 p.m. matchup.
• The Islanders welcome the Minnesota Wild to town at 3 p.m.

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Jazz Brunch  Sun Feb 10th 12-3pm Liven up those winter doldrums with our Valentine buffet and the smooth jazz stylings of the Carl Bartlett Jr. Quartet. $45. Bayside Historical  Society, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside.
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Real Estate
• Aramis, a men’s fragrance brand from Estee Lauder, subleased 200,000square feet in Long island City.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 10th 1-3pm 66-26 Hull Avenue, Maspeth – New Listing!  Large 2 family semi detached with driveway & pkg for 2/3 cars.  Close to all transportation, shopping, schools & restaurants.  Asking $998,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 9th 12-1:30pm. 71-30 Caldwell Avenue, Middle Village – One family home w/ 3 BRs, 2 full bath, full basement, pvt driveway.  Asking $699,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700 

• Sold – Astoria – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,482-square-foot house at 25-45 45th Street for $900,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Philly cheesesteak icon Tony Luke’s is coming to NYC, including one location in Queens.

• Ave Coffee House in Sunnyside is coming back under a new name.

Restaurant ABC’s – Astoria
Grade A – The Neptune Diner, 31-05 Astoria Blvd. – Cross-contamination, Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade B – Kurry Qulture, 36-05 30th Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Fatty’s Cafe, 45-17 28th Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of rats, Evidence of mice, Food contact surface not properly washed.

Events
• East Elmhurst – 9:45 p.m. – United Community Civic Association Annual Legislative Breakfast. New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott, 102-05 Ditmars Blvd.

• Flushing – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Plant Sale. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.

• Ozone Park – 6 p.m. – Emergency 5 Boro Summit Call to Action. DESHI Center, 83-10 Rockaway Blvd.

• Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Black History Month Celebration 2019. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• Astoria – 7:30 to 9 p.m. – Q.E.D. presents Judy Gold! Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

• Flushing - 8 p.m. – Rumination & Hope, In and Out of Time. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

 LIC – 8 p.m. – A performance of “Queen”. Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Rd.

• Forest Hills - 8 p.m. – Generations perform. The Other Place, 103-19 Metropolitan Ave.

Saturday
• Ridgewood – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Toddler Storytime (2-4 y/o). Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue
• Flushing – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Plant Sale.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Lunar New Year Parade. Union St. & 37th Ave.
 Glendale – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Nature Photography Hike.  Highland Park Parking Lot, Vermont Place & Highland Blvd.
• Flushing – 11:15 a.m. – Family Storytime: Lunar New Year.  Queens Library, 41-17 Main Street
• Flushing – 11:30 a.m. – Department of Consumer Affairs hosts second annual NYC Free Tax Prep-A-Thon. Flushing High School, 35-01 Union St.
• Flushing – Noon to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
• Flushing – 1 p.m. – Lunar New Year Concert.  Queens Library, 41-17 Main Street
• Astoria – 2 p.m. – Midcentury Stereopanorama.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23d Avenue
• LIC – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – A performance of “Queen”.  Variety Boys & Girls Club,  21-12 30th Road
• Corona – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – MOMIX.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue So.
• Flushing – 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Lunar New Year Tinker Festival.  RSVP. Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street
• Rockaway Park – 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. – Poseidon’s Prom 2019 Fundraiser.  K of C Rockaway Council 2672, 333 Beach 90th Street
• Elmhurst - 8 p.m. – Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Rego Park – 9 p.m. – Thunder Road performs (Springsteen Tribute).  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.
Sunday
• Forest Hills – 10:30 a.m. – Celebration of Love.  Ascension Church, 2 Russell Place
• Flushing – Noon – Native American Arts Social.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Bayside – Noon to 3 p.m. – Jazz Brunch.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Chinese American Parent’s Assoc. presents: Lantern Festival Event.  Queens Library, 41-17 Main Street
• Corona – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – MOMIX.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue So.
• LIC – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – A performance of “Queen”.  Variety Boys & Girls Club,  21-12 30th Road
• Flushing – 2:30 p.m. – Queens Symphony Orchestra: 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Assassination of MLK Jr.  LeFrak Concert Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
• Flushing - 3 p.m. – Black History Month Screening: 12 Years a Slave. RSVP Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street
• Rockville Centre - 3 p.m. – Easy to Love: A Swingtime Big Band Valentine.  Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue.

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February 11th, 2019 at 1:28 pm

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