Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

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Friday, February 14

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 32 degrees.

Top Stories
• More than 800,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled their homesduring a Russian-backed Syrian military campaign.

• Video of a vandal spray painting “Help Us” on the side of an NYPD patrol car sparks outrage from police unions.

• The House voted to extend the deadline to ratify equal rights.

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Con Brio Ensemble  Sun Feb 16th 4:30-6:30pm  The Con Brio Ensemble’s 41st season continues with a wide-ranging program including works by Spohr, Beethoven, Mittler, Debussy, Rabaud, and Ravel.  The Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills
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Queens News
• The Queens man who fatally stabbed his estranged wife at the nail salon she worked at was sentenced to 25 years in prison

• A group of Tibetan New Yorkers are protesting a Queens library exhibit they say is Chinese propaganda against their homeland.

• A former MTA employee was sentenced to 23 years in prison in connection with the shooting death of an off-duty NYC correction officer in South Richmond Hill.

Politics
• Leading up their meeting, Trump urged Governor Cuomo to end the lawsuits against his administration, and added a dig at the end about “Fredo.”

• The Senate passed a resolution that aims to rein in the president’s ability to use military action against Iran without congressional approval.

Entertainment
• Congresswoman AOC has signed on as a guest judge for Season 12 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

• DC Comics is launching a new six-issue miniseries called “Batman: The Adventures Continue” in April.

Buzzing Back

• Who was the real St. Valentine? The Origin of Valentine’s Day.  

• In 1970 movie actor Simon Pegg is born in Brockworth, England.  He played Dr. Montgomery Scott in this 2009 Sci-Fi movie.

Opinion
• The Daily News says  the city’s new broker fee legislation is unwarranted and unfair to real estate agents.

• A writer from the Times says Bernie Sanders isn’t a socialist, and the fact that he plays one on TV is a problem.

In the Blogs
•A long-standing veterinary hospital is expanding its footprint with a new location opening in Court Square.

• The City Council’s Finance Committee unanimously voted for a bill that would significantly expand the Flushing Business Improvement District.

Trending in New York
• #ValentinesDay2020
• #FridayFeeling
• #ValentinesWithNobody
• Artist 2.0
• Tink

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (29-23-4) topped the Minnesota Wild in overtime, 4 to 3.

• The Islanders (33-17-6) got swept by the Nashville Predators, 0 to 5.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers face the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• The Islanders head to Vegas take on the Golden Knights at 10:30 p.m.
• UFC FIGHT NIGHT 167 at Santa Ana Star Center starts 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Rangers host the Boston Bruins at 3:30 p.m.

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YAMATO The Drummers of Japan  Feb 15th & 16th An unending circuit of energy exchange between musician and audience is the cornerstone of every show by YAMATO.  Tickets  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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Real Estate
• The latest rental report from Douglas Elliman shows that rents continued to increase all over the city in January.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 16th 2-4pm. 162-34 99th Street, Howard Beach – Detached one family home w/ garage & private driveway. 3 levels of living space, mother/daughter style. 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, newly built deck, finished attic w/ storage.  $669,000 Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 15th 1-3pm. 69-64 Caldwell Avenue, Maspeth - Two family detached home offers 5 rooms over 5 rooms, 4 BRs, 2 bath, private yard, new roof.  Needs some TLC.  $779,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Bay Terrace – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 750 square-foot apartment at 2 Bay Club Dr. for $470,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Three new Uyghur restaurants have appeared on Flushing’s dining scene recently.

• Eater NY presents a map of the hottest restaurants in Queens this month.

Restaurant ABC’s – Maspeth
Grade A – Jacup’s Coffee Bistro, 5217 69th St. Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Food contact surface not properly maintained.
Grade B – Rosa’s Pizza, 5526 69th St. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Sanitized equipment or utensil improperly used or stored; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – CItyscapes NY, 5561 58th St. Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Current letter grade sign not posted; Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Food contact surface not properly washed; Evidence of mice; Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container.

Events
Jamaica – 10:30 a.m. & 8 p.m. – A Tribute to Mae Jemison.  Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd

Jamaica – 11 a.m. to Noon – Senior Fitness with Jamaal.  Roy Wilkins Rec Center, 177th Street & Baisley Blvd.

Astoria – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. – Anti V-Day Mixer.  Catch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Avenue

Flushing – 8 p.m. – Carnegie Hall Citywide: Pistolera.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Maspeth – 9 p.m. – BARFLY’s Valentine’s Day Bash. Connolly’s Corner, 71-15 Grand Avenue

Astoria - 9:30 p.m. – Dear Diary: Valentine’s Day Edition.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

Saturday
Bayside – 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Saturday Morning Movies: “The Little Mermaid”.  Queens Library, 214-20 Northern Blvd.
Woodhaven – Noon – Woodhaven Resident’s Block Assoc. Meeting.  Emanuel United Church of Christ, 93-12 91st Avenue
Corona – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – YAMATO The Drummers of Japan.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So., Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Astoria – 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. – Without Walls Season” “Jump”.  Astoria Performing Arts Center, 28-21 Steinway Street
Jamaica – 7 p.m. – Classical Crossover.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Astoria – 8 p,m. – A Valentine Murder.  A Murder-Mystery Dinner.  Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Avenue
Rego Park - 10:30 p.m. – Hybrid (classic rock).  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

Sunday
Corona – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Winter Tree ID: Evergreens.  Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Astoria – 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Multicultural Celebration. RIOULET Dance Center, 34-01 Steinway Street
Forest Hills – 2 p.m. – Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra Concert.  Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd.
Flushing - 2:30 to 4 p.m. – Memoir Talk: This African American Life.  Lewis Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street
• Astoria – 3 p.m. – Without Walls Season” “Jump”.  Astoria Performing Arts Center, 28-21 Steinway Street
Forest Hills - 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Con Brio Ensemble.  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue

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February 14th, 2020 at 9:02 am

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