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Thursday, January 10

Weather
• Mostly sunny, but windy. A high of 39 degrees, but it will fell much colder.

Top Stories
• Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he would lobby Albany to pass a “vacancy tax” on landlords with empty storefronts.

• The man beaten by NYPD officers in Washington Heights bragged about suing the city before the violent clash.

• Two women in the UK have caught a gonorrhea superbug, sparking fears of a worldwide epidemic.

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Four Seasons  Sat Jan 12th 2pm  A fusion of classical and traditional Chinese genres. A vivid, living animation that transcends language and cultural barriers. $6-$14 Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• Richard Brown announced he would not seek re-election as Queens district attorney, but the race to replace him has been shaping up for months.

• A woman’s car was towed in Maspeth from a spot she says was legal when she parked. Meanwhile, a resident is calling for safety measures in the area.

• The man with the “Only The Strong Survive” tattoo across his chest has been arrested for the December 30th rape of a woman in South Ozone Park.

Politics
• Governor Andrew Cuomo made a risque #MeToo joke to reporters on a historic day for women in Albany.

• New Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins pitched a permanent property tax cap as part of her 2019 legislative agenda.

Entertainment
• Nearly 100,000 people tuned in to watch Stormy Daniels fold laundry in her underwear while the president spoke on national TV.

• Just on day after it was announced Amazon honcho Jeff Bezos was splitting from his wife, it was revealed he has been carrying on with their neighbor.

Buzzing Back

• In 2016David Bowie passes away after an 18-month battle with cancer at the age of 69.

• In 1945, rock singer Rod Stewart is born in London. Before achieving fame, he worked as a newspaper delivery boy and a gravedigger.

Opinion
• The USA Today says TSA workers, who actually provide meaningful security for the country, are the ones losing out in border wall standoff.

• The Post says it has an easy answer as to why the 181st Street station is full of used needles: a nonprofit distributes them right outside the entrance.

In the Blogs
• Councilman Costa Constantinides is using the “Astoria Borealis” to renew his call to for the city to assess whether gas-fired power plants can be closed.

• Do you enjoy board games? A group of fellow board game lovers meets every Tuesday in Forest Hills.

Trending in New York
• Kuzma
• #TheMaskedSinger
• Pistons
• Adam Gase
• Markus Howard

Scoreboard
• The Nets (21-22) topped the Hawks, 116-100.

• The Rangers (17-18-7) host crosstown rivals the Islanders (23-14-4) at MSG. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• The Jets hired Adam Gase to be their next head coach, and fans aren’t happy about it.

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Generations  Sat Jan 12th 8pm  Generations is the high-energy classic rock-and-roll dance band you won’t forget. The excitement is contagious and the fun never stops. The Other Place, 103-19 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills
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Real Estate
• The Pizza Hut in the historic trolley barn building at Tower Square shopping center in Long Island City has closed its doors.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 13th 1-3pm 54-09 69th Lane, Maspeth – Semi-detached 2 family w/ detached garage. 6 rooms over 6 rooms w/ full basement. One block to Grand Avenue.  $949,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 12th 1-3pm 71-23 66th Road, Middle Village – One-family on 55×90 lot. Queen BR, full bath on 1st flr; 4 BRs, bath on 2nd flr. Gas fireplace, laundry, attic storage. $1,638,000. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• Sold – Three-bedroom, three-bath, 1,600-square-foot multi-family home at 138-84 63rd Avenue in Kew Gardens Hills for $825,000.

Style & Fashion
• If Fellini had Instagram, his posts might look a lot like the models wearing Jeremy Scott’s new collection for Moschino.

• Giants fans are salivating over having Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence as their next quarterback, but the fashion world is gaga over his luxurious mane.

Events
• Far Rockaway - 10 a.m. – Port Authority hosts MWBE certification workshop. Rockaway Redevelopment Revitalization Corporation, 1920 Mott Ave.

• Middle Village – 4 to 4:45 p.m. – Screening of A Dog’s Way Home. Queens Library, 72-31 Metropolitan Ave.

•  LIC – 4 to 5:30 p.m. – CANCELED - Read to a therapy dog with The Good Dog Foundation. Queens Library, 37-44 21st St.

• Queens Village – 7 p.m. – Community Board 13 Public Safety Committee Meeting. Board Office, 219-41 Jamaica Ave.

• LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Dutch Kills Civic Association Meeting. Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-37 28th St.

• Jamaica - 8 p.m. – Thursday Night Jazz Series with Nick Dunston. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.

• Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP General Membership Meeting. Saint Pancras School, Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

Written by QTadmin

January 10th, 2019 at 1:29 pm

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