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Monday, February 11

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 38 degrees.

Top Stories
• Talks on border security have not progressed through the weekend, raising concerns a deal won’t come together.

• A possible impeachment could further upend state government in Virginia.

• Despite calls for resignation, Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. won’t apologize for his anti-gay comments about the City Council.

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Annual Breakfast with Borough President Melinda Katz  Wed Feb 13th 8am Hear about our thriving borough’s top economic priorities, initiatives, and milestones. Register at www.queenschamber.org. Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village.
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Queens News
• An Oakland Gardens woman slammed her car over a fire hydrant and into a tree to avoid hitting a cat.

• Sex workers at the infamous 40th Road in Flushing are back in business after a recent police raid.

• Neir’s Tavern, the borough’s oldest bar in Woodhaven, is fighting to reach its 200th anniversary and beyond.

Politics
• Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is the latest Democrat to join the 2020 presidential race.

• The local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America are backing Tiffany Caban for Queens DA.

Entertainment
• Here are the winners of last night’s 2019 Grammys.

Weekend Box Office
• The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part: $34 million
• What Men Want: $19 million
• Cold Pursuit: $10.8 million
• The Upside: $7 million
• Glass: $6 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2012, superstar Whitney Houston died at age 48.

• In 1962, singer Sheryl Crow was born in Kennett, MO. Her 2008 album “Detours” was inspired by her breakup with this athlete and her battle with breast cancer.

Opinion
• The Daily News says there are still many questions about Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.

• The Post says the city should want to have Amazon here with the right deal.

In the Blogs
• Top chefs and meat lovers are heading to Flushing for the fourth annual Charcuterie Masters.

• A Sunnyside realtor’s online show provides viewers with market updates.

Trending in New York
• Motown
• Cardi
• Lady Gaga
• Chloe
• Halle

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (10-45) head to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (29-28) takes on the Raptors in Toronto at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (24-23-8) defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-1.

• The Islanders (33-16-6) topped the Minnesota Wild, 2-1.

• The Alliance of American Football debuted with strong ratings over the weekend.

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Emoji Poetry Mon Feb 11th 4pm Take Langston Hughes’ poem “Laughers” and use emoji or clip art to fill in words for the poem. Queens Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona.
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Real Estate
• The TWA Hotel at JFK Airport will welcome its first guests in May.

• For Sale – Maspeth - One family Townhouse featuring 3 BRs, 2 full bath, walk-in basement & private driveway.  Close to shopping & schools.  Asking $768,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Sale – Woodhaven – One family home offers 3 BRs, 2 new baths, large private yard, oak floors, move in condition.  Close to train.  Asking $558,000  Lou Pastorini  917-797-7567 

• Sold – St. Albans – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,400-square-foot house at 114-29 Farmers Boulevard for $262,500. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday evening, police responded to a call at 37-41 79th Street in Jackson Heights. Cops found a 57-year-old man unconscious on the bedroom floor. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

• On Sunday evening, police found 49-year-old Colleen Reid unconscious inside 120-54 200th Street in St. Albans. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. An investigation is ongoing.

Events
• LIC – Noon – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, elected officials call on state to fund LIRR stop at Sunnyside Rail Yards. 44th Dr. and Jackson Ave.

• LIC – 1:30 p.m. – Amazon HQ2 supporters urge support for the project. 12th St. and 41st Ave.

• Flushing – 3:30 to 8 p.m. – Blood Drive. Knights of Columbus, 35-79 160th St.

• Corona – 4 p.m. – Emoji Poetry. Queens Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd.

• Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – Queens Borough Board to review proposed zoning text amendment on flood resilience. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Corona – 6:30 p.m. – Nos Quedamos Queens Coalition host community forum on LGA AirTrain and proposed soccer stadium. St. Marks’ AME, 95-18 Northern Blvd.

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Monthly Meeting. Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St.

Written by QTadmin

February 11th, 2019 at 1:36 pm

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