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Wednesday, January 29

Weather
• Mainly sunny with a high of 41 degrees.

Top Stories
• Mitch McConnell told Republican senators that he lacks the votes to block requests for witnesses at Trump’s impeachment trial.

• A powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck between Cuba and Jamaica, but no one was hurt.

• Twenty U.S. airports are now screening for the coronavirus. In New York, 10 patients are under observation for possible diagnosis.

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Queens News
• A 16-year-old was shot in the foot during a dispute with other students near Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village.

• Chancellor Carranza defended walking out of a Queens town hall earlier this month, calling it a “setup.”

Uno Pizzeria is closing its Bell Boulevard location in Bayside.

Politics
• Make it work, Mike! “Project Runway” host Tim Gunn has endorsed Bloomberg for president.

• The Brooklyn Democratic Party is backing district leader Darma Diaz to replace Rafael Espinal in the City Council.

Entertainment
Kobe Bryant will be posthumously honored during the 2020 Oscars.

• The series finale of the CW’s “Arrow” ended with a beautiful scene.

Buzzing Back

• In 1977, “Roots” premiers on television. It was based on this book by Alex Haley.

• In 1982, singer Adam Lambert is born in Indianapolis. Impressed with his vocals on this TV show, he has been touring with this band since 2011.

Opinion
• The Post says New York state’s watchdogs are worse than useless.

• The Daily News says the ideal compromise for the impeachment trial is having John Bolton and Rudy Giuliani testify.

In the Blogs
• A beloved children’s librarian for the Whitestone Library has passed away.

• The Forest Hills Asian Association is hosting a “State of Forest Hills Civic” event at the West Side Tennis Club.

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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (13-35) fell to the Charlotte Hornets, 97-92. They host the Memphis Grizzlies at MSG starting at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (19-26) welcome the Detroit Pistons to Barclays Center. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (13-9) was routed by eighth-ranked Villanova, 79-59.

• Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie is changing his jersey number as a way to “informally” retire Kobe’s No. 8.

• Ron Darling, Edgardo Alfonzo and Jon Matlack will be inducted into the 2020 Mets Hall of Fame.

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Wednesday Films: Ornette: Made in America Wed Jan 29th 8pm In 1968, Shirley Clarke shot footage of freestyle jazz great Ornette Coleman playing in concert, at home with his son Denardo and with quartet member Charlie Haden. Free! Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave., Ridgewood.
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Real Estate
“Amazon Killer” Michael Gianaris discusses tax breaks, rent reform and real estate in a wide-ranging interview.

• For Sale – Whitestone – Colonial style home features 3 BRs, 3.5 bath, LR, family room, FDR, gourmet kitchen w/ granite countertops and Wolf appliances, wood floors throughout.  Backyard has BBQ area.  Central air, alarm system.  $1,525,888. Carollo Real Estate. 718-366-6636 

• For Sale – 88-68 62nd Drive, Rego Park - One family Tudor home features front porch, pvt backyard w/ patio, detached 2 car garage, kitchen breakfast nook, FDR, 3 BRs, 1 bath, decorative fireplace LR, close to all.  $888,000 O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Oakland Gardens – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800-square-foot co-op at 73-63 Bell Boulevard for $215,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Nike has sold out all of its Kobe Bryant merchandise online following his tragic death.

Harley-Davidson reported a decline in quarterly revenue, sending its shares tumbling.

Events
Jackson Heights – 9 a.m. – Chancellor Richard Carranza, NYC Kids RISE to celebrate new class of students with college savings funds. PS 148, 89-02 32nd Ave.

Kew Garden Hills – 1 to 3:15 p.m. – Watch a Book Movie Matinee: “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962). Queens Library, 72-33 Vleigh Pl.

South Jamaica – 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. – Baisley Relay Smash. Queens Library, 117-11 Sutphin Blvd.

Ridgewood – 8 p.m. – Wednesday Films: Ornette: Made in America. Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.

LIC - 8 p.m. – Origin First Irish Festival: Appropriate. NY Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave.

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January 29th, 2020 at 9:01 am

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