Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Groups oppose liquor license for Chipotle in Queens mall, Lawyer to challenge Assemblyman Mike Miller in primary

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Thursday, January 9

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 35.

Top Stories
• Some business owners on 14th Street say the new busway is hurting their bottom line.

• In his State of the State address yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed local governments pay more for Medicaid to close a budget gap.

• A Mexican asylum-seeker slit his own throat at a border crossing after he was denied entry into the United States.

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Astronomy: The Night Sky  Sat Jan 11th 6-7:30pm The history and folklore of the solar system and using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Fort Totten Visitor Center, Ordinance Road, Bayside
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Queens News
• Councilman Robert Holden is calling for an ethics probe into Mayor Bill de Blasio’s use of his NYPD security detail during his presidential bid.

• Community members – from education to union leaders – are calling on the state to refuse a liquor license for a new Chipotle at Queens Place Mall

• Police now say the 92-year-old woman who was found dead on a street in South Richmond Hill was likely murdered.

Politics
• Jenifer Rajkumar is looking to be the first South Asian in the state elected to office when she challenges Assemblyman Mike Miller in this year’s primary.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo dodged the thorny issue of bail reform during his State of the State address in Albany yesterday.

Entertainment
• This time he survived! Leonard DiCaprio saved a man who fell off a Club Med yacht and was treading water for 11 hours before he was found.

• Ricky Gervais still seems anxious about his stint hosting the Golden Globes if his Twitter account is any indication.

Buzzing Back

• In 2007, Steve Jobs debuts the iPhone.

• In 1982, Kate Middleton is born in Reading, England. In 2012, she was one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Opinion
• Did “fake news” just stop a real war? A columnist for Slate believes that’s exactly what happened.

• The Forest Hills Times writes that justice reform advocates should give Melinda Katz time to make changes in the Queens District Attorney’s office.

In the Blogs
• The candidates for Queens borough president will take part in a debate at Sunnyside Community Services next week.

• A rally against anti-Semitism will take place in MacDonald Park in Forest Hills on Sunday afternoon.

Trending in New York
Buck Henry
#RHOD
#RHONJ
Jimmy Butler
PTSD

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (10-24) fell to the Jazz in Utah, 128-104

• The Rangers (20-18-4) host the Devils at MSG. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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Holiday Bar Bingo  Fri Jan 10th 8pm More prizes and more fun with a community of friends and turning strangers into friends. Bingo cards at no charge! Neir’s Tavern, 87-48 78th Street, Woodhaven
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Real Estate
• A developer has secured a $181 million loan to build a 25-story mixed-use development on 94th Avenue in Jamaica.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 11th 1-3pm. 63-57 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village - One family with 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, fireplace, large patio. Close to PS 49 and Juniper Valley Park. $1.158M. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 11th 12-1:30pm. 83-20 98th Street, #2D, Woodhaven - Large 2 BR co-op. Maintenance of $725 includes heat, water, electric and gas. Close to Forest Park. $279,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath 1,300-sauare-foot apartment at 110-45 71st Road in Forest Hills for $495,000.

Style & Fashion
• A 30-year-old fashion designer is hoping to change the world one pair of underwear at a time.

• Is 2020 the year of the Youtuber? Social media influencer Emma Chamberlin will grace the cover of the February issue of Cosmopolitan.

Events
Jamaica – 2 to 4 p.m. – Classic Movie Thursday: You Can’t Take it With You. Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP Monthly Meeting. St. Pancras, Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

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January 9th, 2020 at 9:31 am

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Morning Buzz: Car thieves crashed Audi into livery cab, Vigil for 10-year-old killed by sanitation truck

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Wednesday, January 8

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of 40 degrees.

Top Stories
• Iran struck back at the U.S. by firing ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq. Trump tweeted “All is well!” and will make a statement today.

• A Ukrainian plane carrying at least 170 passengers crashed after taking off in Iran, killing everyone aboard.

• A bus fatally struck a man in Midtown, marking New York City’s third pedestrian death in 24 hours.

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Five Boroughs Music Festival: Longleash Fri Jan 10th 7:30pm Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a program featuring two piano trios alongside contemporary responses. Tickets. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing.
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Queens News
• Police are searching for three car thieves who stole an Audi and crashed into a livery cab in Ozone Park, injuring two people.

• At a vigil for the 10-year-old killed by a sanitation truck at LeFrak City, lawmakers renewed calls for pedestrian safety.

• A 65-year-old gas station attendant was slashed above the eye by a customer in Ozone Park.

Politics
• Mitch McConnell says he has the votes for a Senate impeachment trial without agreeing to witnesses.

• Michael Bloomberg’s campaign is spending $10 million for a 2020 ad during the Super Bowl.

Entertainment
• The CW just renewed all of its current shows for the 2020-2021 season.

• BTS Army, rejoice! The k-pop group is releasing its next album, “Map of the Soul: 7,” on February 21.

Buzzing Back

• In 20010, Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford is injured in a shooting rampage.

• In 1947, singer David Bowie is born in London. In 1975, his first #1 single in the United States was co-written by this man.

Opinion
• The Times says Trump’s erratic behavior on foreign policy can become a Democratic campaign issue.

• The Post says with lives at stake, Albany must fix the bail reform failure immediately.

In the Blogs
• The 24th annual Valentines for Vets is collecting gifts to donate to hospitalized veterans.

• The Department of Buildings commissioner will speak at an Astoria civic meeting next week.

Trending in New York
#IranAttacks
#JeopardyGOAT
Bobby Portis
Boeing 737
#PumpRules

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (10-27) were routed by the Los Angeles Lakers, 117-87. They head to Utah to face the Jazz at 9 p.m.

• The Nets (16-20) fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder in overtime, 111-103.

• The Rangers (20-18-4) topped the Colorado Avalanche, 5-3.

• The Islanders (27-12-3) beat the New Jersey Devils in overtime, 4-3.

• St. John’s (11-4) visits Georgetown. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m.

• The Giants have hired former Patriots special teams coordinator Joe Judge to be their next head coach.

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GingerBread Lane House Giveaway Sun Jan 12th 2-5pm Gingerbread houses will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis until every piece is gone. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona.
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Real Estate
• A 2020 construction report found a 7.1 percent jump in new residential unitfilings.

• For Sale – 35-38 75th Street #3F, Jackson Heights – Studio apt in ultra desirable neighborhood.  Low maintenance, 1 bath, large closets, laundry on premise, close to amenities.  $289,000 Homes.com 833-252-8033 

• For Rent – Oakland Gardens - Sunny and spacious 2BR, 1 full bath apt in private home features LR/DR combo, kitchen, access to private terrace, hardwood  & tile flooring throughout.  $2,300/ mo. Carollo Rentals. 718-224-3083

• Sold – South Ozone Park – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,800-square-foot house at 104-54 118th Street for $785,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Pier 1 Imports plans to close up to 450 stores and slash corporate jobs as it weighs bankruptcy.

• Toyota is planning to build a city of the future” in Japan with housing, robotsand autonomous vehicles.

Events
LIC – 10 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Friends of Court Square Library, Court Square Civic Association rally for a new home for Court Square branch. 25-01 Jackson Ave.

Whitestone – 10 a.m. – High school students compete in auto repair tournament. Center for Automotive Education & Training, 15-30 Petracca Pl.

Corona – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – New York Mets, New York Blood Center host fan blood drive. Citi Field, 41 Seaver Way.

Hollis – 4 p.m. – Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit, Caribbean American Center host end of holidays toy drive. South Hollis Library, 204-01 Hollis Ave.

Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – Evening Cocktails & Craft:  Indigo Shibori. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.

Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Education Council 25 meeting. 30-48 Linden Pl.

Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting. Christ the King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

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January 8th, 2020 at 9:03 am

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Morning Buzz: DC 37 endorses Donovan Richards for Queens borough president as Melinda Katz is sworn in as Queens DA

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Tuesday, January 7

Weather
• Cloudy skies with possible light rain and snow. High of 41 degrees.

Top Stories
• Crowds swelled the streets of Tehran to pay respects to slain Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.

• Former national security advisor John Bolton made a surprise statement that he would testify as part of the Senate’s impeachment trial if subpoenaed.

• Governor Cuomo helped save a passenger from a tipped over vehicle on the BQE.

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Winter Care: An Aromatherapy Workshop  Sat Jan 11th 2:30-4pm Learn about the number of ways to use a selection of essential oils as well as safe practices and best modes of use for relief during a cold or flu.  Tickets   Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston
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Queens News
• The union DC 37 endorsed Councilman Donovan Richards for Queens borough president.

• A drive-by shooting in Queens over the weekend left a man wounded in the leg, according to police.

• Melinda Katz was sworn in as the Queens District Attorney.

Politics
• The Supreme Court ordered a quick response from the White House and states challenging Obamacare to an appeal filed by defenders of the health care law.

• Vox takes you inside the secretive Silicon Valley group that has funded more than $20 million to the Democrats.

Entertainment
• Netflix released promos for Gwyneth Paltrow’s “The Goop Lab” showing the star standing in a large vagina-shaped graphic; critics call the show “irresponsible.”

• A Harvey Weinstein’s trial begins, the Hollywood mogul is charged with four counts of sexual assault in L.A. County.

Buzzing Back

• In 1950 this song was the #1 song on the US pop charts.

• In 2000 TV actor Marcus Scribner is born in Los Angeles, CA.  In 2014, he landed his breakthrough role as the son on this ABC Sitcom.

Opinion
• The NY Post predicts lawmakers will have to deal with a wave of voter angerafter recent criminal justice reforms.

• Rebecca Bodenheimer from CNN thinks this year’s Golden Globes missed the mark.

In the Blogs
• We Heart Astoria gives the inside scoop on opening and closings changing the neighborhood landscape in 2020.

• Delays on the 7 train Monday morning were caused by human error, not signal issues or weather.

Trending in New York
• Hannah B
• Hannah Ann
• #BachelorNation
• #Manifest
• #WithMyNextPaycheckIWill

Scoreboard
• The Nets (16-19) fell to the Orlando Magic, 89 to 101.

• The Islanders (26-12-3) beat the Colorado Avalanche, 0 to 1. The team takes on the New Jersey Devils tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Nets host the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (19-18-4) play the Colorado Avalanche at 7:30 p.m.

• The Knicks (10-26) cross the country to take on the L.A. Lakers at 10:30 p.m.

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E-Waste Recycling Event  Sun Jan 12th 10am-4pm  Responsibly dispose of all your unwanted or broken gadgets.  Acceptable items.  Drop off at QBG Parking Lot, 42-80 Crommelin Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• State officials offered Amazon.com Inc. $800 million more in incentives as part of an initial bid to lure the tech giant back to NYC.

• For Sale – 147-96 Grand Central, Briarwood – 2,000 s/f home consists of 3 BRs, 1 bath, kitchen, DR, LR w/ fireplace, a/c.  $599,999. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Renovated 3 BR semi-box railroad apt for rent features original details I LR, FDR, EIK, modern bath.  Near transportation.  $2,500/mo. ID # 1363805. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Kew Gardens – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 950 square-foot apartment at 11811 84th Ave. for $280,000. Zillow.

Technology
• The DnaNudge wristband tells you how you should eat based on your genetics.

• Amazon announced partnerships with Lamborghini and Rivian, as well as other auto-related innovations.

Events
• Flushing – 1 p.m. – Council Member Peter Koo and Lower East Side Ecology Center announce e-waste recycling event. Office of Council Member Peter Koo, 135-27 38th Ave.

Arverne – 6 to 8 p.m. – Property tax exemption workshop. Battalion Pentecostal Church, 454 Beach 67th St.

Corona – 6:30 p.m. – CEC24 meeting. P.S. 110, 43-18 97 Pl.

Corona – 7 p.m. – CB4 liquor license hearing for Chipotle at Queens Place Mall. Call ahead with comments (718-760-3141) and/or attend at 4611 104th St.

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January 7th, 2020 at 9:17 am

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Morning Buzz: Massive Ozone Park fire injures 10 people, 20,000 march to protest anti-Semitism

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Monday, January 6
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Three Kings’ Day.
Meters are in effect
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Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 46 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump doubled down on threats to target Iranian cultural sites. Iran, meanwhile, is abandoning the 2015 nuclear deal.

• Five people were killed and 60 were hospitalized after a tour bus lost control on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

• In a show of support and solidarity, 20,000 New Yorkers marched to protest recent anti-Semitic attacks.

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Indigo Shibori Wed Jan 8th 6-8pm Each participant will practice shibori techniques and dye cotton bandannas to take home! 21+. $30. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
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Queens News
• A raging four-alarm fire injuring 10 people burned down an Ozone Park supermarket and four apartment buildings.

• A suspect was caught on camera stealing a bag from a wheelchair at a Jamaica clothing store.

• Families celebrated Three King’s Day early in Queens over the weekend.

Politics
• The Iraqi parliament is calling for U.S. troops to be ousted after the Soleimani killing.

• New York lawmakers are returning to Albany for a legislative session with big plans and a $6 billion budget hole.

Entertainment
• Here is the full list of winners from this year’s Golden Globes.

Weekend Box Office
Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker: $33 million
Jumanji: The Next Level: $26 million
Little Women: $13 million
The Grudge: $11.3 million
Frozen II: $11.2 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1973, this song by Carly Simon leads the US hit parade, stirring speculation about whom she was singing about.

• In 1982, actor Eddie Redmayne is born in London. In 2014, he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of this man in The Theory of Everything.

Opinion
• Harry Siegel says in the Daily News that politicians have to stop posturing if they want to truly address anti-Semitism.

• Nicole Gelinas writes in the Post that embracing the no-bail law was Cuomo’s first political mistake as governor.

In the Blogs
• Hunters Point Library is hosting a paint night event at 6 p.m.

• The Flushing Lunar New Year Parade is returning at the end of the month.

Trending in New York
#GoldenGlobes
Tom Hanks
Awkwafina
Chernobyl
Tarantino

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (10-26) fell to the Los Angeles Clippers, 135-132.

• The Nets (16-18) head to Orlando to face the Magic at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (25-12-3) host the Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m.

• St. John’s (11-4) lost to Xavier, 75-67.

• NFL Wild Card Round:
Houston Texas top Buffalo Bills in overtime, 22-19
Tennessee Titans beat New England Patriots, 20-13
Minnesota Vikings shock New Orleans Saints in overtime, 26-20
Seattle Seahawks edge Philadelphia Eagles, 17-9

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Native American Pottery and Archaeology Sat Jan 11th 10:30am-12:00pm Hosted by the Queens Historical Society – Learn more about the historical context of Native American tribes that lived in Queens 400 years ago. Free! Queens Library, 38-23 104th St., Corona.
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Real Estate
• Big box stores dominated Queens’s biggest retail deals in December.

• For Sale – 162-41 Powells Cove Blvd #2K, Whitestone – 1 BR, 1 bath co-op features a/c, terrace w/ bridge & water views, 2 walk-in closets, private fishing dock, use of community room included in monthly fees.  $429,000. Dave Pastorini 718-326-3900 ext 111

• For Rent – Glendale – Spacious 2 BR features LR, DR, EIK, 1 bath with updated oven & fridge, hardwood flooring, heat & hot water included.  $2,000. ID #1358665. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Forest Hills – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,500-square-foot house at 108-39 67th Drive for $1.46 million. Zillow.

Events
College Point – 1 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea delivers remarks at NYPD swearing-in ceremony. Police Academy, 28-11 28th Ave.

Hillcrest – 5:30 p.m. – Mayor de Blasio, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attend inauguration of Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz. St. John’s University Carnesecca Arena, 8000 Utopia Pwky.

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January 6th, 2020 at 9:33 am

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Morning Buzz: Queens Borough President elections set for March, District 28 parents speak out against education diversity plan

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Friday, January 3

Weather
• Showers through the morning, picking up again at night. High of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• The FDA announced a temporary ban on many candy- and fruit-flavored e-cigarette products.

• The white NYPD officer who broke into the home of a black woman in Tennessee in 2018 resigned from the force.

• Photos of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad reveal extensive damage following days of violent siege by an Iran-supported militia.

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Mulchfest: Chipping Saturdays  Sat Jan 4th  10am-2pm  Bring your tree to a chipping site and take home a bag of mulch to use in your backyard or make a winter bed for a street tree.  Click here for a site near you.
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Queens News
• Parents of Queens School District 28 are speaking out against a potential education diversity plan.

• Mayor De Blasio declared the special election for Queens Borough Presidentwill take place on March 24.

• The Queens Public Library’s Court Square location will close next month after failing to negotiate a new lease with the building’s landlord.

Politics
• Julián Castro announced he will be dropping out of the 2020 presidential race.

• Bill Taylor, a key witness in the House impeachment inquiry, has departed his post as the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine.

Entertainment
• Newly released ‘Uncut Gems,’ starring Adam Sandler, has the seventh-most f-bombs in movie history.

• Guns N’ Roses is threatening a lawsuit against a superfan who they claim leaked 97 of the band’s unreleased songs on the internet.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969 Thirty thousand copies of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s album “Two Virgins” were seized at a New Jersey airport because the cover showed the couple naked.

• In 1972 Don McLean received a Gold record for this single which reached #1, selling over 3 millions copies.

Opinion
• Three NY Times readers rebut an Op-Ed that criticized Alcoholics Anonymous.

• NPR predicts grim and hopeful trends to watch for in 2020.

In the Blogs
• Two streets in Richmond Hill will be co-named in order to pay homage to the neighborhood’s growing Sikh and Punjabi communities.

• Parking meters in areas of Sunnyside were not accepting credit cards due to an unspecified malfunction.

Trending in New York
• #Soleimani
• #WWIII
• Dear Iran
 #FridayThoughts
• Rose McGowan

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (25-11-3) fell to the New Jersey Devils, 1 to 2.

• The Nets (16-17) lost to the Dallas Mavericks, 111 to 123.

• The Rangers (19-17-4) were taken by the Calgary Flames, 3 to 4.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (10-24) play the Phoenix Suns at 9 p.m.
Saturday
• The Nets host the Toronto Raptors at 6 p.m.
• The Islanders go up against the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7 p.m.
• The Rangers face the Vancouver Canucks at 10 p.m.

NFL WILD CARD ROUND:Buffalo Bills @ Houston Texans, 4:35 p.m.
Tennessee Titans @ New England Patriots, 8:15 p.m.
Sunday
• The Knicks head to L.A. to take on the Clippers at 3:30 p.m.NFL WILD CARD ROUND
Minnesota Vikings @ New Orleans Saints, 1:05 p.m.
Seattle Seahawks @ Philadelphia Eagles, 4:40 p.m.

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Candlelight Evening  Sat Jan 4th 6-9pm  Music by local groups, candlelight tours of Onderdonk House.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue, Ridgewood
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Real Estate
• Curbed NY outlines the major ways NYC’s landscape will change in 2020, from Sunnyside Yard to bus redesign.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 5th 12-2pm. 63-57 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village - One family brick Tudor on oversized 20×40 lot across from Juniper Park.  4 BRs, 2.5 bath, fireplace, FDR, sliding door off dining area to large patio. $1.158M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444 

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 4th 12-3pm. 61-32 Palmetto Street, Ridgewood – Two family brick in good conditions features 6 rooms over 5 rooms with full basement. Nice backyard for gardening & entertaining. Close to shopping, transportation. $1.150M. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• Sold – Woodside – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 700 square-foot apartment at 3165 51st St. for $399,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater NY compiled its editors’ most memorable meals of 2019, and the list is littered with Queens spots.

• The impending ban on foie gras in NYC contributed to a 30 percent boost in sales of the dish throughout the city.

Restaurant ABC’s – Flushing
Grade A – Tofu House, 13617 39th Ave. Food not cooled by an approved method; Food contact surface not properly maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Party Point, 4033 Main St. Live roaches present; Food contact surface not properly washed; Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Facility not vermin proof; Toilet facility not maintained and provided with toilet paper; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – First Lamb Shabu, 13672 Roosevelt Ave. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Sanitized equipment or utensil improperly used or stored; Proper sanitization not provided for utensil ware.

Events
Flushing- 12:30 to 2 p.m. – Friday Movie Matinee: “The Blind Side” (2009).  Queens Library, 31-32 Union Street

Forest Hills - 7 p.m. – American Legion Post 1424 Monthly Meeting.  107-15 Metropolitan Avenue

Glendale – 7 p.m. – Karaoke Night.  The Avenue, 71-22 Myrtle Avenue

Saturday
Queens – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – MulchFest.  NYC Parks
Bayside - 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Saturday Morning Movie: “Aladdin” (2019) Queens Library, 214-20 Northern Blvd.
Ridgewood - 6 to 9 pm. – Candlelight Evening.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue

Sunday
Astoria - 7 to 11:30 p.m. – Golden Globes Watch Party.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

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January 3rd, 2020 at 8:55 am

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Morning Buzz: Flushing woman first pedestrian killed in 2020, Blind man beaten in Jackson Heights

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Thursday, January 2

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 54.

Top Stories
• The Bronx man accused of trying to snatch a girl off a subway train say he is getting a bad rap thanks to a misleading video that went viral.

• The mother of the man accused in the Monsey stabbings says her son was a “Shabbos goy” while growing up in Crown Heights.

• Don Larsen, the only person to throw a perfect game in the World Series, passed away. And former NBA commissioner David Stern died at the age of 77.

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Golden Globes Watch Party & Trivia   Sun Jan 5th 7-11:30pm   Kick off the beginning of awards season at our watch party!  Click here for a list of nominees.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Queens News
• A woman was killed after she was hit by a car while crossing Northern Boulevard in Flushing. She is the first pedestrian fatality of 2020.

• The number of people in New York City who died in fires dropped by 25 percentin 2019.

• A blind man was savagely beaten inside a Jackson Heights subway station after he tapped a stranger with his cane.

Politics
• The Department of Education official charged with trying to solicit sex with an underage boy had an incomplete background check.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio ripped Domino’s over news that the chain sold pies to revelers trapped in Times Square for $30 each.

Entertainment
• Ricki Lake shared a New Year’s Day photo of year with a buzzed hairdo, admitting that she has been struggling with hair loss.

• Post Malone showed off his huge new face tattoo just moments before performing New Year’s Eve in Times Square.

Buzzing Back

• In 1979, Sid Vicious went on trial for stabbing his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, but before it was finished he died of a heroin overdose.

• In 1971, George Harrison became the first Beatles to have a solo number-one record in the U.S. when this album when to the top of the Billboard charts.

Opinion
• The Daily News lays out what de Blasio needs to accomplish during his last two years as mayor of New York City.

• Slate says forget those New Year’s resolution, 2020 is the year to embrace your vices.

In the Blogs
• Alley Pond Environmental Center will move to a temporary home in Oakland Gardens while its constructs a new building.

• Give your old Christmas tree a second life at mulch for New York City parks.

Trending in New York
Don Larsen
#lindaronstandtmovie
#ThursdayMotivation
#kpopfriendship
#ThursdayThoughts

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (10-24) topped the Trailblazers, 117-93.

• The Nets (16-16) are in Dallas to take on the Mavericks. Tip-off is at 8:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (24-10-3) host the Devils at Nassau Coliseum. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• The Rangers (19-15-4) head to Edmonton for a 9 p.m. meeting with the Oilers.

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Vendor Call – Love Grows in Brooklyn Valentine’s Day Market  Looking for crafters, food purveyors, jewelry makers for our upcoming market. Apply to be a vendor  Deadline is Jan 6. Greenpoint Loft, 67 West Street, Greenpoint
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Real Estate
• Suffering under a bad mortgage? A local real estate expert outlines your optionsfor getting out from under it.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 4th 7 Sun Jan 5th 12:30-2pm. 914 Garfield Street, Franklin Square – One family: 1st floor has 2 BRs, EIK, full bath. 2nd flr has EIK 3 BRs, 2 bath. MLS# 3188028 $799,000. Maria Giacalone. 516-318-0488 

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 4th 12-1:30pm. 65-34 78th Street, Middle Village – One family with 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, finished basement, garage, private yard, close to Juniper Park. $799,999. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• Sold – Four-bedroom, four-bath 3,262-square-foot one-family home at 222-38 Garland Drive in Bayside for $982,000.

Style & Fashion
• These were the best fashion trends and transformations of the 2010s.

• A top stylist in Silicon Valley shares the fashion secrets of tech CEOs and founders.

Events
Jamaica – 2 to 4 p.m.- Classic Movie Thursday: The Time Machine (1960). Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 2 Monthly Meeting. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.

Howard Beach – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 10 Monthly Meeting. Old Mill Yacht Club, 163-15 Cross Bay Blvd.

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Morning Buzz: MTA unveils Queens bus network redesign draft plan, Bail reform laws take effect

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Wednesday, January 1
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for New Year’s Day.
Meters are not in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 41 degrees.

Top Stories
• One million revelers packed Times Square to watch the ball drop on the new decade.

• Trump has deployed more troops to the Middle East after protesters attackedthe U.S. Embassy in Iraq.

• New York’s bail reform laws take effect starting today.

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New Year’s Day Brunch Wed Jan 1st 11am – 2pm Wind down after the holidays and let US do the cooking! O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Dr., Maspeth.
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Queens News
• A homicide suspect was caught at JFK Airport trying to flee the country.

• The MTA has released a draft plan to redesign the bus network in Queens.

Long Island City and Jamaica are expected to see a real estate boom in 2020.

Politics
• From Rikers Island to foie gras, 2019 was a wild year in New York City politics.

• Governor Cuomo signed the design-build bill that could save NYC billions on construction projects.

Entertainment
America Ferrera is pregnant with her second baby.

Mariah Carey’s Twitter account was hacked and posted messages about Eminem.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972, Three Dog Night becomes the first rock band to appear on a Tournament of Roses Parade float.

• In 1969, actor and stunt man Verne Troyer is born in Sturgis, MI. He rose to fame for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers franchise.

Opinion
• USA Today says these are the New Year’s resolutions they’d like to see in 2020.

• The Times says Congress should do more to protect veterans from predatory for-profit colleges.

In the Blogs
• A mammogram bus offering no-cost clinical breast exams is coming to Middle Village in January.

• Two thoroughfares in Richmond Hill will be renamed to honor the growing Sikh and Punjabi communities.

Trending in New York
Happy New Year
#2020NewYear
Yoongi
#Roaring20s
#MidnightRun

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (9-24) host the Portland Trail Blazers at MSG. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (19-16-4) lost to the Edmonton Oilers, 7-5.

• The Islanders (25-10-3) topped the Washington Capitals, 4-3.

• St. John’s (11-3) fell to 11th-ranked Butler, 60-58.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas Running until Jan 4th Based on the beloved animated TV special, join Charlie Brown & The Peanuts as they rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Tickets. The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., LIC.
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Real Estate
• RXR Realty is planning a 21-story office building in Long Island City with manufacturing incentives.

• For Sale - 24-51 38th Street #C11, Astoria – Spacious 2BR, 2 bath apt in Astoria Lights Co-Op.  Grand Living/Dining room, modern kitchen w/ brand name appliances, ample storage, communal sky deck, common garden courtyard. Close to all.   $749,000 Homes.com. 347-535-0280

• For Sale – 68-28 65th Street, Glendale – Fully detached 2 family w/ backyard & garage. Each floor is a 3 BR, 1 bath apt. Renovated kitchens w/ SS appliances, plenty of closet space.  Finished basement offers huge office, full bath, extra storage.  $1.169M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Elmhurst – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,312-square-foot house at 92-21 55th Avenue for $940,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Tesla must face a lawsuit claiming “severe and pervasive racial harassment” at its California factory.

Uber and Postmates have sued California to block its gig economy law.

Events
Maspeth – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – New Year’s Day Brunch. O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Dr.

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Morning Buzz: Queens Democratic Party backs Donovan Richards, NYC man exonerated of murder after nearly three decades in prison

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Tuesday, December 31

Weather
• Partly cloudy skies with a high of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• The volunteer security member who fatally shot the gunman in a Texas church was identified as a former reserve deputy sheriff and firearms instructor.

• A NYC man was exonerated after 27 years of wrongful imprisonment for the murder of a mother of three.

• The suspect in this weekend’s Hanukkah stabbings was charged with several hate crimes after pleading not guilty to five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary.

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New Year’s Eve Party  Tues Dec 31st  6pm  Watch the ball drop on our large screen TVS, enjoy our New Years menu, all-night drink specials.  Complimentary noisemakers, party hats & DJ playing all night long.  O’Neill’s 64-21 53rd Drive, Maspeth
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Queens News
• The Queens Democratic Party announced its backing of borough president candidate Donovan Richards.

• A routine traffic stop on the LIE turned into a car chase as the suspect fled into the Queens-Midtown Tunnel

• Two people were reportedly struck and killed by trains in two separate incidents, starting with a woman hit by an E train at the Jamaica-Van Wyck station.

Politics
• President Trump and Barack Obama tied for the title of 2019’s most admired man, according to an annual Gallup poll.

• As the year-end approaches, Politico remembers the deaths that shook politics in 2019.

Entertainment
• The songwriter for Monty Python, Neil Innes, passed away suddenly at the age of 75.

Hasbro is poised to become a huge player in entertainment, after completing its $3.8 billion acquisition of Entertainment One.

Buzzing Back

• In 1985 teen idol Rick Nelson dies in a plane crash.

• In 1977 pop singer Psy is born in Seoul, South Korea.  This 2012 K-pop single brought him international fame.

Opinion
• The LA Times analyzes its mass shootings database to determine why people attack places of worship.

• The Post’s editorial board criticize Governor Cuomo’s call for a reexamination of bringing high speed rail to New York.

In the Blogs
• Registration is now open for the 2020 Queens Marathon, with a record-breaking number of participants expected to run.

• Book Culture LIC will host author Nicole Zelniker for the launch of her new short story collection, ‘Last Dance.’

Trending in New York
• Baghdad
• #LanaLashleyWedding
• #CapitalOneOrangeBowl
• Happy New Year’s Eve
• #happynewyear2020

Scoreboard
• The Nets (16-16) fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves, 115 to 122.

• The Islanders (24-10-3) head to D.C. to take on the Washington Capitals at 1 p.m.

• The Rangers (19-15-4) face the Edmonton Oilers at 9 p.m.

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It’s a Rip Roaring ‘20s New Year’s Evening  Tues Dec 31st 9pm-12am  Party favors, hor d’oeuvres, secret cocktails, champagne toast at midnight, music by DJ Chambray.  Prize for best speakeasy style. $90 – For reservations: [email protected]TheBonnie.com   The Bonnie, 29-12 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• The non-profit developer Community Builders is ready to break ground on a an affordable apartment building in Far Rockaway as part of the City’s Downtown Rezoning and Roadmap for Action initiative.

• For Sale – 25-64 34th Street, Astoria – Huge 2 family brick w/ driveway and 2 car garage.  3 BR apt over a 2 BR apt plus full finished basement, 2 full bath, private yard. Close to all.  $1.9M. The Pastorini Team. 917-757-7567 

• For Sale – 58-16 83rd Place, Middle Village – Large detached 2 family on 60×100 lot . 1st flr has 6 rooms, 2 baths, 3 BRs.  2nd flr has 2 BRs, 1 bath.  Quiet location yet close to transportation.  $1.3M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• Sold – Jamaica – A four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,500 square-foot home at 15913 88th Ave. for $620,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Tesla delivered its first China-made cars, and the company plans to ramp up its global expansion efforts in January.

• Vanity Fair ponders how the technological tsunami of the coming decade will change life as we know it.

Events
Maspeth – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – New Year’s Eve Brunch.  O’Neill’s, 64-21 53d Drive

Astoria – 3 p.m. – A Family Friendly Stand-Up Comedy Show.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave

Maspeth - 6 p.m. – New Year’s Eve Party.  O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Drive

Astoria – 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. – New Year’s Eve Spectacular.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave

Astoria - 9 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. – It’s a Rip Roaring ’20s New Year’s Evening.  The Bonnie, 29-12 23rd Ave

Astoria – 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. – New Year’s Eve Celebration.  Bohemian Beer Hall, 29-12 24th Ave

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December 31st, 2019 at 8:56 am

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