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Monday, February 4

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 46 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Justice Department will probe a Brooklyn jail that lost heat and electricity, which prompted numerous protests.

• Virginia’s governor has resisted calls to resign and denied that he’s in the racist photos in his yearbook page.

• The Super Bowl halftime show received poor reviews from critics and on social media.

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Pups & Pints  Thurs Feb 7th 6-9pm Grab your spot to hang out with some of NYC’s most searched-for dog breeds and rescue groups! Proceeds benefit the AKC Humane Fund. $25 (includes 1 beer). LIC Bar, 45-48 Vernon Blvd., LIC.
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Queens News
• Cell phone video captured the moment when a man on a crowded train platform in Elmhurst was fatally shot.

• A pregnant real estate agent was stabbed to death inside her Ridgewood apartment building.

• Two men were sent flying after their car flipped over a concrete barrier on the Belt Parkway, killing the passenger.

Politics
• The White House claimed Trump’s tan isn’t fake, and attributed his coloring to “good genes.”

• A longtime spokesperson for Chuck Schumer was forced out after he had inappropriate sexual encounters with young staffers.

Entertainment
• Rapper 21 Savage was arrested by ICE, which claimed he’s from the UK and overstayed his visa.

Weekend Box Office
• Glass: $9.5 million
• The Upside: $8.8 million
• Miss Bala: $6.7 million
• Aquaman: $4.7 million
• Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: $4.4 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1983, Karen Carpenter died of anorexia.

• In 1902, inventor Charles Lindbergh was born in Detroit. In 1932, his son was kidnapped and murdered in what was considered the crime of the century.

Opinion
• The Times says it’s time to end the war in Afghanistan and bring back the troops.

• The Post says de Blasio’s SHSAT reform would discriminate against one minority group in favor of others.

In the Blogs
• New artwork by the Hunters Point Avenue station showcases what Long Island City has to offer.

• Here’s the latest on the Xi’an Famous Foods coming to Court Square.

Trending in New York
• #SuperBowl
• Adam Levine
• Gronk
• #EatLikeAndy
• Andy Warhol

Scoreboard
• The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII, 13-3, for their sixth overall title. Julian Edelman took home MVP honors.

• The Knicks (10-42) fell to the Memphis Grizzlies, 96-84.

• The Nets (28-26) host the Milwaukee Bucks at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (22-22-7) welcome the Los Angeles Kings to MSG at 7 p.m.

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NYSCI After Dark: The Science of Sex  Thurs Feb 7th 7-9:30pm Join us for a night of mini workshops and fun, based on a topic that many of us enjoy talking about, but few have had any formal or decent sex education. 21 and older. $15. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona.
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Real Estate
• Criterion Group is keeping its Long Island City site and will build one of the city’s largest self-storage facilities.

• For Sale – Jackson Heights – Bright 1 BR co-op w/ large balcony.  Near 7 train, waitlist parking, pets allowed, low maintenance.  Asking $317,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Sale – 6045 Woodbine Street, Ridgewood – Recently renovated semi detached 3 family home w/ garage.  7 BRs, 3 bath total.  Finished basement, laundry room.  Asking $1,499,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188 

• Sold – Rosedale – A six-bedroom, five-bathroom, 2,798-square-foot house at 245-33 148th Drive for $789,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Thursday afternoon, a suspect forced his way into a home near 31st Drive and Union Street in Flushing. He removed $14,000 in jewelry and personal items. The suspect was last seen wearing a grey jacket, hooded sweater, grey sweatpants and white sneakers.

Events
 Woodhaven – All Day Event – Valentine’s for Veterans. Assemblyman Mike Miller’s office, 83-91 Woodhaven Blvd.

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

• Jamaica – 5:30 p.m. – Acting Public Advocate Corey Johnson and City Council members host five-borough bus survey. Jamaica Center, Parsons Blvd. and Archer Ave.

 Kew Gardens – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – New Ideas to New Venture. Queens Borough Hall, Room G10, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Astoria – 8:30 p.m. – Dear Diary. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Written by QTadmin

February 4th, 2019 at 12:38 pm

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