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Friday, April 26
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Thunderstorms all day with a high of 62 degrees. Cloudy and windy on Saturday with a high of 56. Showers on Sunday and a high of 57 degrees.

Top Stories
• New York Attorney General Tish James will investigate Facebook’s harvesting of 1.5 million users’ email contacts.

• Hundreds gathered in the Bronx for the wake of slain FDNY firefighter and fallen Marine Christopher Slutman.

• Mayor de Blasio has proposed a $92.5 billion budget, including $916 million in savings.

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Kids Week: Birding for Kids Fri Apr 26th 1-2pm Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and younger. Willow Lake entrance in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Park Dr. East & 73rd Terrace.
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Queens News
• A driver struck two teens on the sidewalk in Jamaica Hills, leaving one of them critically injured.

• Guyana is extraditing a person for the first time back to Queens to answer for his alleged killing in 2011.

• Police found a pygmy goat wandering in Jamaica, and sent it to an animal sanctuary.

Politics
• Prior to announcing his 2020 bid, Joe Biden called Anita Hill to express his regret, but she says it wasn’t enough.

• The State Senate will not take a vote on the controversial single-payer bill this year, lawmakers said.

Entertainment
• The coming “James Bond 25″ film has unveiled its cast, but still has no title yet.

Taylor Swift dropped the new track “ME!” along with an accompanying music video.

Buzzing Back

• In 1977, Studio 54 opened, becoming the global epicenter of the disco craze and the world’s most famous nightclub.

• In 1980, actor Channing Tatum was born in Cullman, AL. He starred in this 2012 movie loosely based on his own experiences.

Opinion
• The Post says de Blasio’s reckless budget proposal is far from cautious.

• AMNY says if everyone wants an exception to congestion pricing, there won’t be anyone left to pay.

In the Blogs
• The Charter Revision Commission is soliciting feedback on its preliminary report at a public hearing in Jamaica next week.

• The Allied Veterans is hosting its dinner dance and fundraiser for its annual Memorial Day Parade.

Trending in New York
#AvengersEndgame
Lawrence
Deandre Baker
Shurmur
#MeOutNow

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (14-11) fell to the Angels, 11-5. After Clint Frazier was placed on the IL, the Yanks acquired veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin.

• The Jets chose star tackle Quinnen Williams with the third pick in the NFL Draft, while the Giants shocked the world by picking quarterback Daniel Joneswith the sixth pick.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees head to San Francisco to face the Giants at 10:15 p.m.
• The Mets (13-11) welcome the Milwaukee Brewers to Flushing at 7:10 p.m.
• The Islanders will host the Carolina Hurricanes for Game 1 of their seven-game series. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• The Yankees take on the San Francisco Giants. First pitch is at 4:05 p.m.
• The Amazins’ host the Brewers for a 7:10 p.m. matchup.
Sunday
• The Bronx Bombers wrap up their three-game series with the Giants at 4:05 p.m.
• The Mets wrap up their three-game set with the Brewers at 1:10 p.m.
• Game 2 between the Islanders and the Hurricanes in Brooklyn begins at 3 p.m.

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Arbor Fest Sun Apr 28th 11am-5pm Enjoy a variety of activities for all ages, including live music, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, beer, wine and local food vendors. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
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Real Estate
• The Rent Guidelines Board says if Albany eliminates the vacancy bonus for rent-regulated units, it can implement new ones.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 28th 1-2:30pm  109-33 71st Road, Apt 11A, Forest Hills – Large 2 BR, two bath penthouse condo w/ huge terrace.  Located in the heart of Forest Hills, one block to express subway & buses, closes to LIRR and Austin Street.  $1,200,000. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 28th 2-4pm  14 Williams Drive, Massapequa Park – Large, detached one family in Bar Harbour offers 4 BRs, 4 bath, grand foyer on 100×100 lot. Finished basement, 2 car garage, in-ground pool, pond.  $1,150,000. Marisa @ NY Metro Realty Group. 718-544-2883

• Sold – South Ozone Park – A five-bedroom, three-bedroom, 1,838-square-foot house at 114-19 116th Street for $933,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Astoria eatery Compton’s features sandwiches that tend to be elaborately conceived.

• JFK Airport’s new terminal is packed with a cafe, lounge and even a bar inside an airplane.

Restaurant ABC’s – Glendale
Grade A – Ltauha Restaurant, 55-50 Myrtle Ave. – Wiping cloths soiled.
Grade B – Joyo Asian Restaurant, 79-17 Myrtle Ave. – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Evidence of mice, Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade C – La Flor Del Paraiso Restaurant, 17-15 Cornelia St. – Evidence of mice, Hand-washing facility not provided near food prep area, Food not protected from potential contamination, Food contact surface not properly washed.

Events
Corona – Noon to 4 p.m. – Sustainable Spring Break. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

Flushing – 1 to 2 p.m. – Kids Week: Birding for Kids. Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Park Dr. East & 73rd Terrace.

Corona – 1:15 p.m. – Port Authority announces recipients of Vaughn College scholarships, hosts ribbon-cutting for LaGuardia Council for Airport Opportunity Office. Elmcor Youth Center, 107-20 Northern Blvd.

Manhattan – 2 p.m. – State Senator John Liu, College Point Residence Coalition rally against homeless shelter plan. City Hall steps.

Flushing – 2 to 4 p.m. – Spring Break Activities for Kids. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

Corona – 4 p.m. – Department of Consumer Affairs, Councilman Francisco Moya educates businesses without issuing violations. 103rd St. and Roosevelt Ave.

Astoria – 7 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: The French Connection. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

LIC – 8 p.m. – “Painted Alice” Art Show. The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave.

Astoria – 8:15 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz speaks at East Elmhurst-Corona Civic Association’s annual Awards Ceremony. Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-02 24th Ave.

Saturday
LIC – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Healthy Kids Day Health Fair.  32nd Place btwn Queens Blvd & 43rd Avenue
Jamaica – 10 a.m. – Southeast Queens community Debate Forum with Queens DA candidates. Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center, 172-17 Linden Blvd.
Astoria – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Independent Bookstore Day!  Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st Street
Ridgewood – Noon – New Amsterdam Festival.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue
Bayside – Noon to 2 p.m. – Native American Story Time & Craft.  RSVP.   Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
LIC – 1 p.m. – Sauced Cinema: Moulin Rouge!  Alewife NYC, 5-14 51st Ave
Maspeth – 1 to 4 p.m. – Earth Day Recycling Event.  Maspeth Federal Savings Pkg Lot, 56-18 69th Street
Astoria – 2 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: The French Connection.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Howard Beach – 2 p.m. – New Hamilton Beach Civic Association rally for storm protection. Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy, 158-20 101st St.
• Astoria – 4:30 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Bullitt.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Corona - 5 p.m. to Midnight – Queens International Night Market Sneak Preview #2.   Tickets  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
Sunnyside – 7 p.m. – Free Sneak Preview of Netflix’s “Knock Down the House”. Lawrence Virgilio Playground in Windmuller Park, 52nd St & Woodside Ave.
Flushing – 7:10 p.m. – Mets vs Brewers – Game of Thrones/Noah Syndergaard Bobblehead Night.  Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue
Corona – 8 p.m. – Fourth Annual Latin Dance Festival.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
LIC – 8 p.m. – “Painted Alice” Art Show.  The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Avenue
Astoria – 9 p.m. – Stripped: Live performance.  Joe’s Garage Bar, 45-01 23rd Avenue
Woodside – 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. – Easter Night – Religious Ceremony.  St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church, 48th Avenue btwn 45th & 46th Street

Sunday
Maspeth - East Coast Car Association “Spring Dust Off” Car Show.  Maspeth Federal Savings Pkg Lot, 56-18 69th Street
Corona – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Birding: Hawk Watch.  Unisphere in Flushing Meadow Corona Park
Corona – 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Little Makers: Sink and Float.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
Flushing – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Arbor Fest. Queens Botaical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
Corona – 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. – Anne of Green Gables. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
Corona – 1 to 4 p.m. – Youth Call to Action: Addressing Climate Crisis for Earth Day.  Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Bayside - 3 p.m. – Rita Rudner with Special Guest Sal Richards.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue
Glendale – 3 to 7 p.m. – Allied Veterans Dinner & Memorial Day Parade Fundraiser. American Legion Post, 68-01 Cooper Avenue
Maspeth - 4 p.m. – Celebration of Fr. Joseph Palackal’s Priestly Ordination.  St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 57-15 61st Street
Astoria - 6 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Mad Max: Fury Road.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• LIC – 8 p.m. – “Painted Alice” Art Show.  The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Avenue
Woodside – 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. – Easter Night-Religious Ceremony.  St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church, 48th Avenue btwn 45th & 46th Street.

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April 26th, 2019 at 8:59 am

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