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Friday, February 28

Weather
• Mostly sunny and gusty winds throughout the day. High of 40 degrees.

Top Stories
• The city is testing another potential coronavirus case as mixed messages about the virus continue to spread.

• At least 33 Turkish soldiers have been killed in an air raid by the Syrian government, and the UN is calling for ceasefire.

• A member of the Central Park Five slammed Bloomberg  for blocking a multi-million dollar settlement over the group’s wrongful prosecution.

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LIC Post 5K  Sat June 6th 8:30am  Come out for a fun morning of running, kids races and community, all while helping raise funds for Hunter’s Point Park Conservancy.  Registration now open!  LIC Landing, 1-50 50th Avenue, LIC
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Queens News
• A teacher in Oakland Gardens is under arrest and charged with sexually abusing an autistic student.

• A judge dismissed a federal government lawsuit against NYC seeking information about two illegal immigrants accused of committing crime.

• A woman is wanted for a couple of instances of robbery and assault on the 7 train.

Politics
• VP Mike Pence was put in charge of the government’s response to the novel coronavirus. CNN takes a look into his concerning past with public health.

• Council Speaker Corey Johnson says the Mayor has been promoting ThriveNYC harder as his wife considers running for Brooklyn Borough President.

Entertainment
• The first trailer for Jordan Peele’s revamp of the horror classic “Candyman” mixes gore with gentrification.

• A judge set an Oct. 5 start date for a blockbuster trial featuring Lori Loughlinand other parents charged with defrauding USC.

Buzzing Back

• In 1974 28-year-old Bobby Bloom, best remembered for this #8 song dies of a gunshot would to the head.  First thought as a suicide, it is now considered accidental.

• In 1955 comedian Gilbert Gottfried is born in Brooklyn.  For many years, he was the spokesperson for this insurance company.

Opinion
• The Daily News says New York’s Second Circuit Court of Appeals is irresponsibly backing Trump’s attempt to withhold law enforcement grants.

• In a piece for Slate, a Lyft driver dives into the complicated relationship between alcohol and ride sharing.

In the Blogs
• We Heart Astoria has the scoop on fun things to do around the neighborhood this weekend.

• According to a new study, Queens drivers have an easier time finding parkingthan most drivers in the city.

Trending in New York
• Turkey
• #COVID19US
• #FridayFeeling
 Herbo
• David Brooks

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (36-24-4) topped the Montreal Canadiens, 5 to 2.

• The Knicks (17-42) fell to the Philadelphia 76ers, 106 to 115.

• The St. Louis Blues beat the Islanders (35–20-8), 3 to 2.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers head to Philly to take on the Flyers at 7 p.m.
• The Nets (26-31) face the Atlanta Hawks at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Islanders face the Bruins at 1 p.m.
• The Knicks host the Chicago Bulls at 5 p.m.
• The Nets head to Miami to take on the Heat at 7:30 p.m.
• UFC FIGHT NIGHT 169 goes down at Norfolk, Virginia’s Chartway Arena. Main Card starts at 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Rangers host the Flyers at Nassau Coliseum for a second round. Puck drops at 12 p.m.
• St. John’s takes on Creighton at 12 p.m.

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Chicken and Biscuits  Fri Feb 28th – Sun Mar 22nd  All goes well at the funeral of Bernard until his two daughters find out there’s a third daughter they never knew of.  Tickets Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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Real Estate
• Amazon is taking roughly 300,000 square feet of space in Queens’ Rentar Plaza.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Mar 1st. 12-2pm. 79-74 77th Road, Glendale – Gut renovated 2 BR, 2 bath home w/ modern updates.  All new appliances, LR, dining area, full finished basement w/ bath, central air, garage, swimming pool.  $765,000. Joann C Realty. 917-371-4034

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 29th & Sun Mar 1st. 11am-12pm. 159-32 91st Street, Howard Beach – Detached one family hoe on large 4,000 s/f property, 3 BRs, 1.5 bth, private driveway w/ 3 car parking.  $739,000. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-894-8700 

• Sold – Rego Park – A two-bedroom, one bathroom, 131,436 square foot apartment at 6565 Wetherole St. for $454,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• For one Saturday each month, an Indonesian food bazaar showcases the boundless cuisines of the archipelago at an Elmhurst church.

• Sonbob’s Coffee House in Astoria is the kind of place where the baristas know your name.

Restaurant ABC’s – Astoria
Grade A – Rosamaria Gelateria, 2392 27th St. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor.
Grade B – BZ Grill, 2702 Astoria Blvd. Cold food item held above 41º F; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present.
Grade C – Don Coqui, 2818 31st St. Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Evidence of mice; Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Shellfish not from approved source, improperly tagged/labeled; Raw, cooked or prepared food is contaminated; Facility not vermin proof; Single service item reused.

Events
Flushing – 8 a.m. – VCAT college robotics competition. Vaughn College, 86-01 23rd Ave.

Ozone Park – 11 a.m. – Forum for small business owners and minority and women-owned enterprises, hosted by Council Member Adrienne Adams. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Flushing – 11 a.m. – Elected officials announce new bill for Korean independence figure Yu Gwan Sun. 136-20 38th Ave.

Woodside – 10:45 a.m. Memorial service for 50th anniversary of the death of local police officer in the line of duty. St. Sebastian’s Roman Catholic Church, 58-02 Roosevelt Ave.

Jamaica – 8 p.m. – “Thurgood”.  Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.

Glendale - 8:45 p.m. – The AvenueComedy Club.  71-22 Myrtle Avenue

Saturday
Fresh Meadows - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Winter Wetlands Hike.  Cunningham Park, 196th Place Parking Lot
Oakland Gardens - 1to 3p.m. – Alley Pond Winter Activities & Games.  Alley Pond Park, 76th Avenue and Springfield Blvd.
Glendale – 1 to 4 p.m. – CB Kueber’s 30th Anniversary Celebration. RSVP718-628-0100  67-13 Myrtle Avenue
Astoria – 2 p.m. – A Quirky Afternoon Celebrating 2020’s Bonus DAy.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
Elmhurst – 5p.m. – School of Rock: British Invasion performance.  ALoft Hotel, 100-15 Ditmars Blvd
Kew Gardens – 6 to 9 p.m.- 2nd Annual Cocktails for Canine Fundraiser.  Austin Ale House, 82-70 Austin Street
Jamaica – 8 p.m. – “Thurgood”.  Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.
Flushing – 8 p.m. – Global Mashup #1: Klezmer Meets Venezuela.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Rego Park – 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.- Black Ice performs.  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

Sunday
Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – St. Pat’s for All Parade.  Skillman Avenue & 43rd Street
Bayside – 2 to 4 p.m. – Women’s History Month. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
Hillcrest – 3 p.m. – Italian cultural Trivia. St John’s University, D’Angelo Center Ballroom, 4th floor, 8000 Utopia Pkwy.
Jamaica – 4 p.m. – “Thurgood”.  Black Spectrum Theater, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.

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February 28th, 2020 at 9:47 am

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