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Tuesday, February 5
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Lunar New Year. Meters are still in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 56 degrees.

Top Stories
• General Motors, the largest American automaker, is the latest company to lay off employees, cutting 4,000 workers in its latest round of restructuring.

• Federal prosecutors ordered the Trump Inaugural Committee to hand overdocuments about donors, finances and activities in their ongoing investigation.

• A boy named Joshua Trump, who has been bullied over his last name, is among President Donald Trump’s guests at tonight’s State of the Union.

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Bollywood Carnival 2019 Gala  Thurs Feb 7th  7-10pm A fun and festive fundraising celebration of our borough’s artistic community.   Tickets  Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth
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Queens News
• MS-13 gang member has been arrested as the second suspect in a fatal shooting on the 7 train platform over the weekend.

• A Queens woman was slashed in the face by a man harassing her, who then robbed her.

• MS-13 gang graffiti was found scrawled outside a Queens councilman’s office.

Politics
• Congressman Dan Crenshaw tried to go after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and was eviscerated on Twitter for it.

• Here is a round-up of all of the politicians demanding Virginia Governor Ralph Northam resign after blackface photos surfaced.

Entertainment
• Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage, who was arrested by ICE for overstaying his visa, was not the original target of the arrest.

 Amazon’s “Lorena” and CBS’s “The Twilight Zone” reboot are among the top shows set to take over your TV this winter.

Buzzing Back

• In 1962, Ringo Starr appeared live with The Beatles for the first time when he filled in for an ailing Pete Best.

• In 1987, actor Darren Criss is born in San Francisco. In 2018 he played killer Andrew Cunanan in this made-for-TV mini-series.

Opinion
• The Times says blackface is just the beginning, questioning how much racism is too much when it comes to American politicians in a still-segregated society.

• The Post says the Pope’s visit to Abu Dhabi on Monday is a sign of UAE leadership’s enlightened attitude and how it filtered down to Emirates.

In the Blogs
• Queens Blvd. restaurant Natural Tofu permanently closes after a water main incident, while owners face a wages lawsuit by a former employee.

• Here’s what you can expect in Astoria as the new round of N/Q stations are set to close for renovations.

Trending in New York
• Lori Harvey
• Joshua Trump
• #BTSxsGrammy
• #TuesdayMotivation
• #RIPScrewAttack

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (22-22-8) fell to the LA Kings, 4-3.

• The Brooklyn Nets (28-27) lost to the Milwaukee Bucks, 113-94.

• The Islanders (30-15-6) will take on the Bruins in Boston tonight at 7 p.m..

• The Knicks (10-42) host the the Detroit Pistons tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (16-6) has its hands full on the road against tenth-ranked Marquette. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

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Q.E.D. presents Judy Gold  Fri Feb 8th 7:30-9pm  Stand up comedian you may know from HBO, Comedy Central and LOGO.  $15  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• State Senator Michael Gianaris, a vocal critic of Amazon’s LIC project, has been appointed to a board that could veto the project.

• For Sale – Middle Village North – Semi detached 2 family brick steps to Park.  Mint condition, 2 pvt driveways, garage, yard, finished basement w/ full bath and enclosed steam room, large terrace, close to PS 128. Asking $1,080,000. Lou Pastorini @ Coldwell Banker Phillips. 718-326-3900 ext 111

• For Rent - Glendale - 2 BR apt for rent features LR/DR combo, EIK w/ ceramic tiles & new appliances, hardwood flooring.  Heat/Water included. Close to all.  Asking $1.950/month. ID # 1334991 Carollo Realty 718-366-6636

• Sold – Jamaica Estates – A 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 5,050-square-foot Tudor-style home at 85-12 Wicklow Place sold for $1.08 million. Realtor.

Technology
• An artist at Sundance is using participant’s bodies to drive Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technologies further in their installations.

• Popular messaging app WhatsApp has been upgraded to have the ability to be locked using Face ID and Touch ID technologies.

Events
• Flushing - All Day Event – Traditional Chinese Paper Cutting exhibition. International Buddhist Progress Society, 154-37 Barclay Ave.

• Long Island City – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Mid-Winter Adventures, rock-climbing class for kids ages 5-12. Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge, 23-10 41st Ave.

• Flushing – 10 a.m. – Chinese New Year Celebration. International Buddhist Progress Society, 154-37 Barclay Ave.

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

• Jamaica – Noon – The Blessing Ceremony Lion Dance. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

• Jackson Heights – Borough President Melinda Katz attends annual Losar Ceremony. United Sherpa Association, 41-01 75th Str.

• Astoria – 7:00 p.m. – When You Read This Book Launch. The Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st St.

• Corona - 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 4 Monthly Meeting. VFW Post #150, 51-11 108th St.

Written by QTadmin

February 5th, 2019 at 1:01 pm

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