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Friday, January 11

Weather
• Sunny and cold with a high of just 31 degrees. The weekend will be mostly cloudy, with a little sun, but still cold. High of 32 degrees.

Top Stories
• Michael Cohen will testify publicly before Congress on financial crimes in the Trump campaign.

• A 13-year-old girl who went missing after her parents were found dead in their Wisconsin home has been found alive.

• Mayor de Blasio focused on improving transit, protecting tenants and expanding 3K in his annual State of the City.

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MulchFest Chipping Day  Sat Jan 12th & Sun Jan 13th 10am-2pm Watch your tree get chipped, and get a free bag of mulch to take home. Remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel etc beforehand. Click here for a location near you!
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Queens News
• Police found a stolen ATM that was emptied in the woods along the Jackie Robinson Parkway in Queens.

• NYPD officers guided a seal back to the ocean in the Rockaways.

• The Nazi who lived in Jackson Heights for decades but was deported to Germany has died.

Politics
• Cuomo shrugged off criticism about his cringeworthy #MeToo joke with reporters.

• Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional campaign was fined by the state for not carrying workers’ comp coverage.

Entertainment
• He got down on one knee, and proposed! Tim Tebow is engaged to Miss Universe 2017.

• “Respect,” the Aretha Franklin biopic, is moving ahead with a new director and writer.

Buzzing Back

• In 2012, Joran Van der Sloot, a suspect in the murder of Natalie Holloway, admitted to the murder of Stephany Flores in Peru.

• In 1755, Alexander Hamilton was born in Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 2015, theatrical phenomenon Hamilton: An American Musical hit the stage.

Opinion
• The Daily News says more damning revelations about Trump’s campaign interactions with Russians disprove his “no collusion” claim.

• The Post says de Blasio’s latest State of the City was intended for a national, not local, audience.

In the Blogs
• A top DOE official for special education is speaking at a parent leader meeting in Ridgewood.

• Astoria’s councilman will give his “State of the District” speech at the end of the month.

Trending in New York
• Spurs
• #TheGoodPlace
• Normani
• Andy Murray
• Jayme Closs

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (24-14-4) topped the Rangers (17-19-7), 4-3.

• LIU Brooklyn (7-8) fell to St. Francis PA, 74-67.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (9-7) also lost to Robert Morris, 52-49.

• Jets QB Sam Darnold says he’s “super pumped and stoked” about new head coach Adam Gase.

• CC Sabathia opened up about his panic for heart surgery.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (10-31) host the Indiana Pacers at 7:30 p.m.
• The Nets (21-22) head north to Toronto to face the Raptors at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers take on the Islanders in another crosstown matchup in Brooklyn at 1 p.m.
• St. John’s (14-2) looks to bounce back against DePaul at Carnasecca Arena at 6 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn hosts Robert Morris at 4:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn plays host against St. Francis PA at 4 p.m.
Sunday
• The Knicks welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to MSG. Tip-off is at 1 p.m.
• The Rangers travel to Columbus to face the Blue Jackets at 6 p.m.
• The Islanders host the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7 p.m.

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Year of the Pig Community Art Project Sat Jan 12th to Sat Feb 2nd 12-1pm Make your mark in this community art project celebrating Lunar New Year! $12 per child. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
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Real Estate
• The Triangle Equities warehouse opening near JFK Airport is the top Queens project coming to NYC.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 12th 1:30-3pm 158-48 92nd Street, Howard Beach – Two family  Cape Cod home on huge 50×100 lot, renovated from top to bottom! 1st flr is a 2 BR, 1 bath apt w/ sunroom; 2nd flr is a 1 BR, 1 bath apt.  Asking $799,000 Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 12th & Sun Jan 13th 12-3pm  77-64 79th Place, Glendale – Beautifully maintained one family detached home has 3 BRs and is customized from top to bottom w/ elegant windows, wall coverings, lighting & California closets.  Detached garage and private patio, near all.  Asking $1,289,000 CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• Sold – Jamaica – A six-bedroom, five-bathroom, 2,100-square-foot house at 172-10 109th Avenue for $835,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater has their list of hottest restaurants in Queens for January 2019.

• Taverna Kyclades’ Greek salad is one of the 18 most refreshing and satisfying salads in NYC.

Restaurant ABC’s – East Elmhurst
Grade A – Eloise, 75-37 31st Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade B – Los Taquitos Del Tio, 32-15 Junction Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Food not protected from potential contamination, Food contact surface nor properly washed.
Grade C – Dalton’s Bar And Grill, 84-14 Astoria Blvd. – Filth flies, Facility not vermin proof, Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.

Events
• Queens – 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Mulchfest.

• Jamaica Estates – 9 a.m. – United Nations International School (UNIS) Open House. UNIS Queens Campus, 173-53 Croydon Rd.

Saturday
• Queens – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Mulchfest Chipping Day.
• Flushing – Noon to 1 p.m. – Year of the Pig Community Art Project.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
• Flushing – Noon to 5 p.m. – Red Envelope Show.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Woodhaven – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Living with Urban Coyotes.  Forest Park Visitor Center, Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Drive
• Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – VFW Meeting.  Hohn V. Daniels Jr. Post 2813, 47-53 43rd Street
• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Four Seasons – Classical & Traditional Chinese.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Forest Hills – 8 p.m. – Generations perform.  The Other Place, 103-19 Metropolitan Avenue
Sunday
• Queens – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Mulchfest Chipping Day.
• Fresh Meadows – 10:30 a.m. – Eastern Queens elected officials demand answers for water leaks. 188th St. and 81st Ave.
• Flushing – Noon to 1 p.m. – Year of the Pig Community Art Project.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
• Flushing – Noon to 5 p.m. – Red Envelope Show.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Flushing – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Outdoor Skills: Wilderness Survival.  Alley Pond Park, Winchester Blvd under the Grand Central Pkwy.
• Bayside - 2 p.m. – Winter Art Show Opening Reception.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue.

Written by QTadmin

January 11th, 2019 at 12:02 pm

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