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Monday, February 11

• 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.

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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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

• 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.

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.

• 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.

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February 11th, 2019 at 1:36 pm

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