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Friday, December 13

Weather
• Cloudy with occasional showers in the afternoon. High of 46 degrees.

Top Stories
• The House Judiciary Committee will convene today after postponing the vote on articles of impeachment against Trump.

• The New Jersey attorney general believes shooters at a kosher market in Jersey City on Tuesday were motivated by anti-Semitism and hatred of law enforcement.

• Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party won a commanding majority in British Parliament, paving the way for Brexit.

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CB Kueber Realty Annual Christmas Party  Sat Dec 14th 12-3pm   Special visit from Santa!  Bring an unwrapped toy and have your picture taken with him! Hot cocoa, cookies & refreshments will be served.  67-13 Myrtle Avenue, Glendale
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Queens News
• The Queens Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Elmhurst Park is open to the public next Friday.

• A water main break on Beach 81st Street in Queens turned several streets into small lakes that froze over into ice.

• Candidates for Queens borough president discussed education issues at a forum held at the Variety Boys & Girls Club.

Politics
• Congress reached a deal in principle to approve $1.3 trillion in federal spendingfor 2020, likely averting a government shutdown next week.

• The House of Representatives passed a bill for a prescription drug plan that will combat high prices.

Entertainment
• Eight years after Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” closed on Broadway, the trailer for the show’s anticipated film adaptation has dropped.

• Late-night host Andy Cohen will get a new animated series “The Andy Cohen Diaries” on Quibi.

Buzzing Back

• In 1974 Beatle guitarist George Harrison has lunch with President Gerald Ford at the White House.

• In 1989 pop singer Taylor Swift is born in Reading, PA.  At the age of 18 she became the youngest solo artist to write & record a #1 hit.

Opinion
• The Daily News makes a case for the NYPD to erase its gang database.

• According to The Post, New York should consider the dangers of legalizing online sports betting.

In the Blogs
• A Rego Park mail thief was sentenced to three years in prison.

• Women’s rights group CWNY celebrated the opening of a new facility in Fort Totten.

Trending in New York
• #Z100JingleBall
• #FridayThe13th
• #FridayMotivation
• #365WithLOONA
• Kaytranada

Scoreboard
• The Jets (5-9) fell to the Baltimore Ravens, 21 to 42.

• The Islanders (21-7-2) beat out the Florida Panthers, 3 to 1.

• The Rangers (16-12-3) topped the San Jose Sharks, 6 to 3.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (5-20) take on the Sacramento Kings at 10 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers take on the Anaheim Devils at 4 p.m.
• The Islanders play the Buffalo Sabres at 1 p.m.
• The Nets (13-11) face the Toronto Raptors at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday
• The Giants (2-11) take on the Miami Dolphins at 1 p.m.
• The Nets host the Philadelphia 76ers at 6 p.m.
• The Knicks head to Denver to play the Nuggets at 8 p.m.

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Charity Fundraising & Holiday Event  Sat Dec 14th 6-8pm  Open to the Public.  PuppyKittyNYC pet rescues and adoption organization – Santa, food & drink, raffle, live music.  American Legion Post 1424, 107-15 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills
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Real Estate
LIC will soon get a Trader Joe’s, according to brokers who work in the neighborhood.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Dec 15th 12:30-2pm. 15 St. Johns Road, Ridgewood – Renovated 2 family brick offers 4 BRs, 3 bath, kitchen has SS appliances, hardwood floors.   Fenced backyard & laundry room. $1.2M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Dec 15th 2-4pm. 230-11 Grand Central Pkwy #A, Oakland Gardens – 2 BR garden co-op in Alley Pond Owners Corp has open space LR/DR w/ hardwood floors, updated kitchen, modern bath, new washer/dryer, stove, dishwasher. Plenty of closet space. Close to all. Maintenance includes gas, heat, water, taxes, pkg for 2 cars.  $340,000. Bright Horizons Realty. 718-615-1441 

• Sold – Glendale – A five-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,000 square-foot home at 77-18 82nd St. for $954,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater NY put together a list of the best new restaurants in Queens this month.

• Mina’s is now open as MoMA PS1’s new cafeteria, and serving a Mediterranean-style menu.

Restaurant ABC’s – Jamaica
Grade A – Africana Restaurant, Evidence of mice; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade B – Urban Crave, 0 JFK International Airport. Cold food item held above 41º F; Flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas; Food contact surface not properly washed; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Ghoroa, 16841 Hillside Ave. Hot food item that has been cooked and refrigerated served without proper reheating method;  Cold food item held above 41º F; Live roaches present; Hand washing facility not provided; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Sanitized equipment or utensil improperly used or stored; Facility not vermin proof; Proper sanitization not provided for utensil ware.

Events
• Corona – 10 a.m. – Rally for bill legalizing e-bikes and e-scooters. Corona Plaza, Roosevelt Avenue between National Street and 10th Street.

• Flushing – 11 a.m. – NYPD officer host holiday party. St. Mary’s Hospital, 29-01 216th St.

• Sunnyside – 11 a.m. – Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer pushes for protections for small businesses. Former Dave’s Bagels, 43-20 Queens Blvd.

• Bayside – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – NYPD officers spread holiday cheer at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. St. Mary’s Hospital, 29-01 216th St.

• Fresh Meadows - 2:30 p.m. – NYPQ opens new advanced science lab. St. Francis Prep, 61-00 Francis Lewis Blvd.

• Corona - 5:30 p.m. – First Astoria Boulevard Tree Lighting Celebration. Astoria Blvd. and 99th St.

• Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark – Watercolor Painting Workshop.  Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue

Jamaica – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Winter Celebration: An Evening of Classical Chamber Music.  King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue

Rego Park – 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Rewind Live.  Playing your favorite classic rock.  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

Astoria – 10:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. – $5 Latin/Caribbean Silent Disco.  Katch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Avenue

Saturday
Maspeth – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Come Visit Santa.  Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th Street
Woodside – 11 a.m. – Mosaic Winter Wonderland.  Bliss Plaza, 46th St & Queens Blvd.
Flushing – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Holiday Wreath Making Workshop.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
Maspeth – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Brunch with Santa.  O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Drive, Maspeth
Astoria - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Family Holiday Brunch & Photos with Santa.  Katch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Avenue
Bayside – Noon to 2 p.m. – Holiday Cookies & Crafts.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
Sunnyside – Noon to 2 p.m. – 108th Community Council Christmas Party for Children. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th Street
Glendale – Noon to 3 p.m. – CB Kueber Realty Annual Christmas Party.  67-13 Myrtle Avenue
Rego Park - Noon to 4 p.m. – Photos with Santa.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
South Ozone Park - Noon to 4 p.m. – Sewage damage claims clinic.  Marriott Hotel, 145-11 North Conduit Ave. Bring ID.
Sunnyside - 2 p.m. – John V. Daniels Post 2813 Monthly Meeting.  47-53 43rd Street
Flushing – 2 p.m. – Global Arts for Global Kids:  Benefit Showcase for FTH Education.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Jamaica – 2 to 5 p.m. – Holidays on the Avenue.  Grace Episcopal Church, 155-24 90th Avenue
Corona – 2p.m. & 8p.m. – Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. So.
Astoria – 5 to 9 p.m. – I Trusted You: Andy Kaufman on the Edge of Performance.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Forest Hills – 6 p.m. – Our Lady of Mercy Tree Lighting.  Juno Street & 70th Avenue
Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Community Tree Lighting.  Jamaica Avenue & 153rd Street
Forest Hills – 6 to 8 p.m. – Charity Fundraising & Holiday Event.  American Legion Post 1424, 107-15 Metropolitan Avenue
Glendale – 7 p.m. – Karaoke Night.  The Avenue, 71-22 Myrtle Avenue
Astoria - 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – The Big Star Wars Quiz Thing.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
Glendale – 8 to 11 p.m. – Beatles Holiday Show with Yesterday & Today.  Yerman’s Irish Pub, 70-26 88th Street

Sunday
Rego Park - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Pet Photos with Santa.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
Corona - 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Warming Up Winter Holiday Market.  Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Middle Village – Noon to 4 p.m. – Queens Adoption Event.  Council Member Bob Holden’s Office, 64-69 Dry Harbor Road
Astoria - Noon to 5 p.m. – holiday market: Week Two!  Rocco Moretto Post 2348, 31-35 41st Street
Corona – 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. – Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
Flushing - 2 p.m. – Winter Solstice Workshop: Rice Ball & Dumpling Making.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Flushing - 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.- Holiday Tinker Festival & Teee Lighting.  RSVP Required. Lewis Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street
Flushing - 3 p.m. – The Nutcracker.  Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

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December 13th, 2019 at 9:02 am

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