Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Two more New Yorkers are being tested for coronavirus; Bed bugs strike again at Queens MTA tower

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Tuesday, January 28

Weather
• Mostly sunny skies with a high of 43 degrees.

Top Stories
• A small U.S. Air Force jet crashed in Taliban-held territory in Afghanistan, leaving two pilots dead in the wreckage. It is unclear how many other passengers were on the plane.

• As two more New Yorkers have been tested as possible coronavirus patients, the Chinese CDC confirms the deadly outbreak originated from a wholesale animal market in Wuhan.

• West Village restaurant The Spotted Pig, the alleged site of nearly a dozen sexual assaults of women employees, has closed.

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Chili Cook Off & Super Bowl Watch Party  Sun Feb 2nd 5:30-11:30pm  Come cheer on your team, watch the commercials, drink specials and our 1st ever Chili Cook Off!  Make your best dish and enter for $10, or judge for $5.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Queens News
• Another bed bug has been discovered in the same MTA tower that had to be fumigated last week.

• A car crashed into a Queens funeral home and burst into flames, leaving the motorist with only minor injuries.

• Cops are looking for the subway creep who pleasured himself on the E train in Forest Hills last week.

Politics
• The Supreme Court narrowly voted in favor of allowing the White House to move forward with plans to deny green cards to immigrants deemed likely to require government assistance.

• Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, but the fight isn’t over.

Entertainment
• Planters’ announced it will “pause” Mr. Peanut’s funeral commercial in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s tragic death.

• The Washington Post confirmed the suspension on its political reporter Felicia Sonmez after her tweets about Koby Bryant.

Buzzing Back

•  In 1986 the space shuttle Challenger explodes after liftoff.

• In 1980 pop singer Nick Carter is born in Jamestown, NY.  In 1993 he started his career as part of  this boy band.

Opinion
• The NY Post Editorial Board writes that a progressive “victory” is to blame for killing the city’s housing stock.

• As we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Daily News writes about anti-Semitism, a hatred that never dies.

In the Blogs
• Representative Grace Meng introduced a resolution to recognize Lunar New Year.

• Fitness studio F45 Training has opened at 22-18 Jackson Ave.

Trending in New York
• Federer
• Kehlani
• #BelowDeck
 #TuesdayThoughts
• Don Lemon

Scoreboard
• St. John’s (13-8) hosts Villanova at 6:30 p.m.

• The Knicks (13-34) take on the Charlotte Hornets at 7 p.m.

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Valentine Crafts at the Castle  Sat Feb 1st  12-2pm Join us for Valentine crafts, activities and snacks.  Suitable for children ages 4 to 12.  Register here.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue, Bayside
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Real Estate
• Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stepped down from the Sunnyside Yard steering committee because she claims the EDC is not listening to constituents.

• For Sale – 26-20 21st Street #702, Astoria – 1 BR, 1 bath condo features spacious living area w/ balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, massive walk-in closet, kitchen w/ SS appliances, full size washer/dryer in unit.  $650,000. Homes.com 347-535-0280 

• For Sale - Flushing – Tudor style home on tree lined block features 1 BR, large LR w/ fireplace, FR, spacious EIK w/ SS appliances, bonus room.  2nd level has 3 BRs, 1 full bath.  3rd level has stand-up attic, 1/2 bath.  Full basement, separate garage.  $1.328M. Carollo Real Estate. 718-747-7747 

• Sold – Richmond Hill – A six-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,680 square foot multi family home at 86-25 117th St. for $947,700. Zillow.

Technology
• GM committed $3 billion to build electric and autonomous vehicles in Michigan.

• Preorders for Motorola’s $1,500 Razr are now backed up until mid-February.

Events
Jackson Heights – 1 p.m. – Special Catholic Schools Week Assembly. St. Joan of Arc Catholic Academy, 35-27 82nd St.

Kew Gardens – 6 p.m. – Queens Bus Redesign Workshop. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Sunnyside – 7 p.m. – 108th Community Council Meeting. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th Street

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

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January 28th, 2020 at 8:59 am

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