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Friday, January 12
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended through Saturday to facilitate trash and recycling collection. Meters are still in effect.

Weather
• Rain all day but warm, with a high of 58 degrees. Expect rain and wind on Saturday morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High of 46. Sunday will be partly cloudy and cold, with temperatures dropping down to 28 degrees.

Top Stories
• Rejecting a bipartisan immigration deal, President Trump questioned why the United States should accept people coming from “sh*thole countries.”

• Two city councilmen were among 18 people arrested for protesting the detention of an immigrant-rights activist facing deportation.

• Mayor de Blasio’s monument commission is opting to keep the Christopher Columbus statue, but will add markers honoring indigenous people.

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Midcentury Stereopanorama with Eric Drysdale: Look and See the 1950s in 3-D!  Sat Jan 13th 2-4pm  A collection of 150 amazing images seen in fully-restored high-quality vintage stereoscopic viewers. $20 – Advanced ticket purchase mandatory. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Queens News
• Police arrested a hit-and-run driver who fatally hit a 77-year-old woman in Flushing.

• Cops raided a Rochdale house based on a tip and discovered ecstasy, crack, eight guns and $30,000 worth of pot.

• A missing stop sign at a Cambria Heights intersection later led to a crash that injured three people, including an infant.

Politics
• The New York State Senate won’t probe allegations that Jeff Klein forcibly kissed a former staffer before the victim never filed a complaint.

• Council Speaker Corey Johnson awarded top committee and leadership positions to Democrats who helped him win the post.

Entertainment
• James Franco has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women, four of whom were his students.

• Marvel is now developing a solo “Black Widow” film for Scarlett Johansson.

Buzzing Back

• In 2012 Pres Obama helps Al Green’s sales almost 500 percent by singing ‘Let’s Stay Together’ at Apollo Theater.  The YouTube Vid went Viral almost immediately.

• In 1954 radio personality and “Radio’s Bad Boy” Howard Stern is born in Queens, New York.  In 1993, he released his first book loosely based on his life.

Opinion
• The Daily News says despite all the talk about the mayor’s statue commission, their report landed with just a thud.

• The Post wants Congress to know the president’s tweets are really meant for his followers, not them.

In the Blogs
• Check out photos from Chazaq’s recent Chanukah Children’s Extravaganza in Forest Hills.

• Lottery applications have opened for an affordable housing development in Corona.

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Scoreboard
• LIU Brooklyn (7-11) topped Fairleigh Dickinson, 90-85.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (6-11) routed Central Connecticut State, 77-60.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (19-22) are in Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves at 8 p.m.
• The Nets (15-26) travel to Atlanta to play the Hawks at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers (22-15-5) host the Islanders (21-18-4) at MSG. Puck drops at 1 p.m.
• The Nets visit the Washington Wizards for a 7 p.m. matchup.
• St. John’s (10-7) takes on Villanova, the best team in the country, at MSG. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn faces Wagner at home starting at 4:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn hosts Sacred Heart at 4 p.m.
Sunday
• The Rangers head to Pittsburgh to face the Penguins at 7:30 p.m.
• The Knicks welcome the New Orleans Pelicans to New York. Tip-off is at 3:30 p.m.

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Winter Family Program: Herbal Creations  Sat Jan 13th 11am  Kids will get to make an herbal tea bag, plant an herb to take home, and take a stroll through the Herb Garden.  Reg Req: winterfamilyatqbg.eventbrite.com   Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Vornado Realty Trust scored a $100 million loan to refinance the Center Building project in Long Island City.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 13th & Sun Jan 14th 12-2pm  61-11A 80th Street, Middle Village  One family home features generous LR, FDR, 3 BRs including Queens size Master BR.  Finished basement w/ new 1/2 bath.  Yard/patio, garage, close to all.  Asking $779,000  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 13th & Sun Jan 14th 2-4pm  74-48 Cypress Hill Street, Glendale/Ridgewood border  Detached 2 family vacant on title.  3 BRs over 2BRs, finished basement, wood floors, new kitchen, bathrooms, siding, windows, new front & back stoops.  Asking $778,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-821-5999

• Sold – Howard Beach – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 6,000-square-foot house at 88-15 158th Avenue for $787,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater names the hottest restaurants in Queens for January 2018.

• New York City Bagel & Coffee House is opening a third location in Astoria.

Restaurant ABC’s – Ridgewood
Grade A – Julia’s Beer and Wine Bar, 818 Woodward Ave. – Evidence of mice.
Grade B – While In Kathmandu, 758 Seneca Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Live roaches, Filth flies.
Grade C – El Dorado Restaurant, 54-55 Myrtle Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Filth flies, Food contact surface not properly washed.

Events
Saturday
Astoria11 a.m. – Screening of “The Wiz” 40th Anniversary.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Flushing11 a.m. – Winter Family Program: Herbal Creations.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-20 Main Street
Douglaston11 a.m. to Noon – Kidz Kitchen: This Lil Piggy Went to Market.  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
Jamaica1 p.m. – Martin Luther King Jr Celebration featuring “Freedom Fighters”.  Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd
Flushing1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with Watercolor.  Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue
Astoria2 to 4 p.m. – Midcentury Stereopanorama: Look & See the 1950’s in 3-D!  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
Elmhurst8 p.m.Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Sunday
• Astoria11 a.m. – Screening of “The Wiz” 40th Anniversary.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Bayside2 p.m. – 17th Annual Art Show Opening Reception.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave
Flushing2 p.m. – Savoy! Dancing Through the Swing Era.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd
• Astoria2 to 4 p.m. – Midcentury Stereopanorama: Look & See the 1950’s in 3-D!  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
Flushing4 p.m. – Sweet Honey In The Rock: A Special Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.  Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Avenue
Flushing8 p.m. – Tokyo Oratorio Society Joins Queensboro Symphonic Choir & Orchestra.  Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd.

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January 12th, 2018 at 1:32 pm

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