Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

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Wednesday, March 18
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 53 degrees.

Top Stories
• New York City’s coronavirus death toll is up to 10 with 923 confirmed cases. Mayor de Blasio is considering a shelter-in-place, but Cuomo is not.

• Joe Biden swept Florida, Illinois and Arizona, pulling further away from Bernie Sanders.

• The IRS is giving Americans a three-month reprieve on paying their taxes this year.

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Queens News
• A city employee hijacked a forklift at an Ozone Park auto pound when workers there refused to turn over an impounded car.

• An MTA employee who works at a rail crew office in Queens tested positive for COVID-19.

• The Queens World Film Festival is streaming this year’s picks online.

Politics
• Bronx Councilman Ritchie Torres is the latest elected official to test positive for the novel coronavirus.

• No surprises here: Trump officially clinched the Republican nomination for president.

Entertainment
John Legend performed a live concert from his home on Instagram Live.

• From “Mulan” to “Black Widow,” here are all the films that have been delayeddue to the coronavirus.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972, Neil Young enjoyed his only solo & US #1 hit with this song. Backing vocals were done by this singer and this singer.

• In 1970, actress Queen Latifah is born in Newark, NJ. In 2002, she was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in this movie.

Opinion
• The Post says the Legal Aid Society’s demand for a moratorium on arrests and emptying jails is insane.

• The Daily News says direct cash payments to the American people are what the economy needs right now.

In the Blogs
• Your LIC has postponed its fifth workshop on density and uses, originally scheduled for March 23.

• The Musica Reginae concert at The Church-in-the-Gardens has also been cancelled.

Trending in New York
#NYCLockdown
#ThisIsUs
Rand Paul
#2020Primaries
Rosie

Scoreboard
• All NBA, NHL, MLB and NCAA games are suspended due to the coronavirus.

• Four Brooklyn Nets players, including Kevin Durant, tested positive for COVID-19.

• Tom Brady is leaving the Patriots and is reportedly signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Indie Artists Turn to Livestreaming as Coronavirus Crisis Unfolds Artists and venues are coming up with innovative way to keep the lights on. Click here for more information.
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Real Estate
• See the new renderings for an 11-story residential building being built in Long Island City.

• For Sale – 66th Drive, Middle Village - Four family, 30′ wide Carriage House style home has 7 BRs, 4.5 bath, fully finished basement w/ bath, rear deck, lovely backyard.  $1.6M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• For Rent – Glendale – Beautiful 2 BR apt features LR, DR, EIK w/dishwasher, 1 full bath. Hardwood & carpet floors, heat & water included. $1,900/month Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636 ID # 1368941

• Sold – Woodhaven – A. three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,328-square-foot house at 88-59 75th Street for $635,000. Zillow.

Business News
Adidas has joined Nike in announcing store closures in response to the pandemic.

• Macy’s will also close stores nationwide due to the coronavirus.

Events
Flushing – 11 a.m. – Flushing community to organize emergency food distribution. Bland Houses Community Center, 133-36 Roosevelt Ave.

Virtual – 12 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders Jr. to host coronavirus virtual community conversation. Livestream here.

Ridgewood – 8 p.m. – Virtual Nowadays: Planetarium with Hypnotic Spa, Luxury Skin and Rena Anakwe. Livestream here.

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March 18th, 2020 at 9:00 am

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Morning Buzz: First coronavirus vaccine tested by U.S. researchers; Man mourns wife killed by a motorcycle in Ridgewood

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Tuesday, March 17

Weather
• Overcast skies with showers in the morning. High of 56 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Dow Jones dropped nearly 3,000 points, making it the third worst day for the stock market of all time.

• The city will allow delivery workers to use illicit e-bikes as the restaurant industry shifts to takeout and delivery-only.

• U.S. researchers gave the first shot to the first person in a test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine.

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Forest Hills Biergarten Opening Day 2020  Tues Mar 17th 9am-4am. Beers, Brats, Sports, Cocktails, Bavarian Pretzels, wings, burgers, schnitzel and a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration you won’t soon forget!  Cobblestone’s Pub, 117-18 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills
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Queens News
• A  Correction Department official who worked in Queens is among the latest deaths from the coronavirus in NYC.

• The husband of the woman who was killed by a motorcyclist in Ridgewood is mourning her death on their daughter’s birthday.

• The New World Mall food court in Flushing, which is usually packed, was nearly empty as New Yorkers heeded warnings to “social distance.”

Politics
• The House passed by unanimous consent the revised coronavirus emergency bill, sending it to the Senate for deliberation.

• The governor of Ohio said the state will suspend its primary scheduled for today, after a judge declined to postpone the contest until June.

Entertainment
• Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, dropped a surprise album titled “Donald Glover Presents,” featuring artists 21 Savage, Ariana Grande and SZA.

TV dog Beatrice, recognized for playing Stella, the beloved French bulldog on “Modern Family,” died recently after the show’s final season wrapped.

Buzzing Back

• In 1762 the first St. Patrick’s Day parade is held in NYC.

• In 1964 movie actor Rob Lowe is born in Charlottesville, VA.  In 1983, he landed the role of Sodapop Curtis in this movie drama.

Opinion
• Senator Elizabeth Warren calls for a grassroots stimulus package to provide coronavirus relief in an op-ed for CNN.

• A writer for Slate cautions on how to take care of your mental health during a potential coronavirus lockdown.

In the Blogs
• Queens College closed its campus after a staff member tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

• Queens Public Library announced it is shutting down all its local branches until further notice.

Trending in New York
• #StPatricksDay
• #TuesdayMorning
• #HowYouKnowYouAreBroke
• john brown
• Randy Johnson

Scoreboard
• NBA, NHL, MLB and NCAA games have been suspended due to the coronavirus.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day  Tues Mar 17th 6-9pm  Live music from the Traditional Duo of Bernadette Fee & Luke Powers. Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd, Rego Park
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Real Estate
• Sunnyside Yard may soon host 12,000 homes, according to a new plan that was discussed at Borough Hall yesterday, but for decades the 180-acre site was looked at to be used for sports.

• For Sale – 60-79 71st Street, Maspeth - Single family offers 3 BRs, 2 bath, full finished basement, breakfast nook, community driveway and garage, rear terrace. Near all. $708,000 Lou Pastorini. 917-757-7567

• For Sale – 20-41 Himrod Street, Ridgewood – Two family brick in very good condition.  6 rooms over 5 rooms, finished basement, nice backyard for gardening and entertaining.  $1.149M. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• Sold – Jamaica – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,412 square foot home at 8540 79th St. for $565,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Apple publicized restrictions on coronavirus-themed apps, as well as part of its decision to ban games and entertainment related to the outbreak.

• A recent study found that Lego bricks could linger up to 1,300 years in the ocean.

Events
CANCELED Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting.  Astoria WorldManor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.

THE FOLLOWING EVENTS ARE MOST LIKELY POSTPONED OR CANCELED DUE TO THE MAYOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER, BUT THERE IS NO FORMAL  INDICATION THAT IS THE CASE:
•.Forest Hills – 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. – Forest Hills Biergarten Opening Day 2020.  Cobblestone’s Pub, 117-18 Queens Blvd.

Maspeth – 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.  Connolly’s Corner, 71-15 Grand Avenue

Forest Hills - 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Austin Public, 70-28 Austin Street

Rego Park – 6 to 9 p.m. – Live Traditional Irish Music from Bernadette Fee & Luke Powers.  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

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March 17th, 2020 at 9:29 am

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Morning Buzz: Queens BP special election suspended, Glendale supermarket worker killed by motorcycle

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Monday, March 16

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 44 degrees.

Top Stories
• The CDC recommended postponing or cancelling all events nationwide with 50 or more people for eight weeks.

NYC schools will shut down until at least April 20. All nightclubs, theaters and concert venues will close, while restaurants, bars and cafes can only do take-out.

• Catholic parishes throughout Brooklyn and Queens cancelled Mass after a parishioner tested positive for coronavirus.

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Queens News
• A supermarket worker heading home for the night was fatally struck by a motorcycle in Glendale.

• A school safety agent in Woodhaven has tested positive for novel coronavirus.

• JFK Airport saw large crowds under the new coronavirus “enhanced screenings.”

Politics
• Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders clashed over health care in a heated debateamid the coronavirus pandemic.

• The Queens borough president special election, originally set for March 24, has been suspended.

Entertainment
• The box office plunged to its lowest level in over two decades amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Weekend Box Office
Onward: $10.5 million
I Still Believe: $9.5 million
Bloodshot: $9.3 million
The Invisible Man: $6 million
The Hunt: $5.3 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1963, this song by Peter, Paul & Mary is released in the US and reaches #2. Although banned by some radio stations thinking it was drug related, it’s really a song about a little boy according to its writer, Peter Yarrow.

• In 1967, actress Lauren Graham is born in Honolulu, HI. She became best know for her role as Lorelai in this CW series.

Opinion
• The Daily News says de Blasio made the difficult but sane choice to close New York City public schools.

• The Post says state lawmakers must pass a budget that sticks to what’s necessary.

In the Blogs
• The annual Queens Marathon has been postponed until November 15.

• Astoria’s Spring Retail Crawl has been pushed back to a later date.

Trending in New York
#DemDebate
#nycshutdown
#Westworld
#RHOA
Harris

Scoreboard
• NBA, NHL, MLB and NCAA games have been suspended due to the coronavirus.

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CANCELED – Pet CPR & First Aid – APEC Fundraiser Thurs Mar 19th 7-9pm Hosted by Paws N Claws 911, this workshop is designed for anyone with an interest in protecting the safety and wellness of animals. APEC will receive a portion of the class fee to be used towards our animal care. Tickets. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston.
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a seven-story, mixed-use at 30th Avenue in Astoria.

• For Sale – Astoria – Multi family home on 3 levels 2 blocks to Hoyt Playground. 1sr flr has 2 BRs, 2 bath. 2nd flr has 2 BRs, 1 bath. Fully finished basement / separate entrance.  $1.350M Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

• For Rent – Middle Village - Renovated 4 BR, 1 bath apt features LR, dining room, EIK. Hardwood floors, heat & water included.  Close to all. $3,00/month. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636. ID #1368880

• Sold – Woodhaven – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,412-square-foot house at 85-40 79th Street for $565,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On early Friday morning at a Popeyes at 94-00 Liberty Avenue, a suspect gained entry into the establishment by kicking in the front door. Once inside, the suspect forced open two empty cash registers. He then removed ten Popeyes uniforms from a back room and fled the location.

Events
Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – NYCEDC to brief Queens borough board on Sunnyside Yard Master Plan. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

POSTPONEDFresh Meadows – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 8 Meeting re: MTA’s proposal for Queens bus design.  Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.

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March 16th, 2020 at 1:09 pm

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Morning Buzz: Queens Public Library cancels all public programming; Muggers shoves Elmhurst man down his front steps

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Friday, March 13

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with showers in the morning. High of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
CORONAVIRUS: In an effort to combat contagion, Governor Cuomo banned public events hosting more than 500 people and Mayor De Blasio called for a state of emergency for NYC.

• The Dow plummeted 10 percent, making the worst day for the stocks since the 1987 market crash.

• The U.S. struck back at an Iran-backed militia group in Iraq after two American troops were killed in a rocket attack the previous day.

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POSTPONED – St. Stan’s Performing Arts Players present:  “Into the Woods Jr.”  Fri Mar 13th – Sun Mar 15th Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Fri/Sat @ 7pm, Sun @ 2pm.  Tkts: Adults $10; Sr Citizens & Children $7  Call 718-326-1585 or email St. Stanislaus Kostka, 61-17 Grand Avenue, Maspeth
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Queens News
• The Queens Public Library is canceling all public programs and events for the rest of the month to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

• Early voting for Queens Borough President begins on Saturday, despite coronavirus fears.

• Surveillance video shows a mugger yanking a man down the front steps of his Elmhurst home.

Politics
• The House was unable to reach agreement on a legislative package to address the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis. They are hoping for a final vote today.

• Thousands of migrants remain in tent city limbo after a Supreme Court decision to maintain the “Remain in Mexico” program.

Entertainment
• Broadway went dark last night as a result of a state ban on gatherings of more than 500 people.

• New technology might help dance music producers collect millions in missing royalties.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976 The Four Seasons score their fifth and final US #1 hit with this song.

• In 1939 American singer and songwriter Neil Sedaka is born in Brooklyn, NY.  In 1961, he had a hit with this song, which earned him his first appearance on this show.

Opinion
• The Post ponders why NYC is lagging in getting its public school students free breakfast.

• The Daily News proposes the “right” way to tackle NYC’s homelessness.

In the Blogs
• A group of men stole 45 computers and two power drill sets worth $40,000 from a Flushing senior center.

• Enoteca LIC had its soft opening on Jackson Avenue. A grand opening will take place later this year.

Trending in New York
• Friday the 13th
• Jay Electronica
• #SweetNightOST
• #coronapocalypse
• Boomer Remover

Scoreboard
• The NCAA canceled March Madness, as teams were pulling out of the tournament one-by-one.

• POSTPONED: The Nets (30-34) vs Golden State Warriors game has been postponed as the NBA has suspended the season.

• POSTPONED: The Islanders (35-23-10) vs Calgary Flames game has been postponed as the NHL has suspended the season.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
All NBA, NHL, MLS, MLB Spring Training, and college basketball games have been postponed due to suspended seasons.  
Saturday
• All NBA, NHL, MLS, MLB Spring Training, and college basketball games have been postponed due to suspended seasons.
• UFC FIGHT NIGHT 170 is still on at Brasilia, Brazil’s Ginasio Nilson Nelson. The Main Card starts at 8 p.m.
Sunday
• All NBA, NHL, MLS, MLB Spring Training, and college basketball games have been postponed due to suspended seasons.

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CANCELLED – The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia  Sun Mar 15th  2:15pm  This lively compilation captures the magic and adventures of The Mixed-Up Chameleon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the story of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  Tickets  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Many of last month’s largest outer borough loans were for real estate projects in Queens.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Mar 15th 1-4pm. 72-39 66th Drive, Middle Village – Two family brick, 5/5 & walk in garage, private driveway, walk to M train, Juniper Park & Metropolitan Avenue. $1.089M. Call  Vinny @ Campion Realty. 917-435-3030 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Mar 15th 12-2pm. 79-74 77th Road, Glendale – Gut renovated 2 BR, 2 bath home w/ modern updates.  All new appliances, LR, dining area, full finished basement w/ bath, central air, garage, swimming pool.  $765,000. Joann C Realty. 917-371-4034

• Sold – Whitestone – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 882 square foot apartment at 1024 166th St. for $280,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater NY has the list of the hottest restaurants in Queens this month.

• Queens native Jessica B. Harris, who has made many contributions to the food industry, received the James Beard Foundation’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Restaurant ABC’s – Bayside 
Grade A – Jack’s Pizza & Pasta, 21249 26th Ave. Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Single service item reused, improperly stored, dispensed.
Grade B – Bagel Club, 20521 35th Ave. Evidence of mice; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Local Pourhouse, 21311 41st Ave. Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.

Events
Astoria - 6 to 8 p.m. – Women’s Herstory Month Celebration.  WeWork, 35-37 36th Street, 2nd Flr

POSTPONED – Maspeth - 7 p.m. – St. Stan’s Players present “Into the Woods”.  St. Stan’s, 61-17 Grand Avenue

 Astoria – 8 p.m. to Midnight – St. Patrick’s Day Silent Disco.  Katch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Avenue

Saturday
Jamaica – 10 a.m. – YOUTHPreneur Women’s Empowerment Luncheon 2020.  Ages 13-17.  The Young Women’s Leadership School, 150-91 87th Road
Oakland Gardens – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Nature Exploration: Snails, Trails & Vernal Pools.  Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
CANCELLEDGlen Oaks – Noon to 3 p.m. – Stop ‘n ‘Swap. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – John V. Daniels Post 2813 Monthly Meeting. VFW, 47-53 43rd Street
Forest Hills - 7p.m.- Tomorrow’s Artists Today – The Original Artists Return.  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue
Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. American Legion Post 1424, 107-15 Metropolitan Avenue
CANCELLED Maspeth - 7 p.m. – St. Stan’s Players present “Into the Woods” St. Stan’s, 61-17 Grand Avenue
Middle Village – 8 p.m. – Maggie’s Little Theatre presents “The Envelope Please”.  St. Margaret’s Parish, 66-05 79th Place
•.Flushing – 8 p.m. – Global Mashup #2: Hungary Meets Ghana.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
CANCELLED Bayside - 8:30 p.m. – Performance of “Steel Magnolias”. Theatre by the Bay, 1300 209th Street
Rego Park – 10:30 p.m.- Good Grief performs (classic rock).  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

Sunday
Rockaway - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Rockaway Park Bike Tour. Beach 94th Street & Shorefront Parkway
CANCELLED  Corona – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Tales From the Shed.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. So. Flushing Meadows Corona Park
CANCELLED Flushing - 2:15 p.m. – The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Middle Village – 2:30 p.m. – Maggie’s Little Theatre presents “The Envelope Please”.  St. Margaret’s Parish, 66-05 79th Place
CANCELLED• Maspeth - 3 p.m. – St. Stan’s Players present “Into the Woods” St. Stan’s, 61-17 Grand Avenue
CANCELLED • Bayside - 3 p.m. – Performance of “Steel Magnolias”. Theatre by the Bay, 1300 209th Street
Jamaica - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Silent Movie Night.  King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue

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March 13th, 2020 at 9:40 am

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Morning Buzz: St. Pat’s Parade cancelled, NBA suspends its season, President announces travel ban

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Thursday, March 12

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 63.

Top Stories
• CORONAVIRUS: The president announced a 30-day travel ban between Europe and the U.S. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been cancelled.

• Subway riders might be the ones footing the bill for the MTA’s debt in the form of fare increases and service cuts.

• Modell’s has filed for bankruptcy and will close its remaining 115 stores.

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12 Infamous NYC Crime Scenes  Thurs Mar 12th  7-8:30pm  Join retired NYPD detective Ike Ilkiw for a look behind the headlines! Hosted by the Greater Astoria Historical Society. Rocco Moretta Post 2348, 31-35 41st Street, Astoria
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Queens News
• Surveillance video shows a woman setting fire to a flag outside a Hindu temple in Richmond Hill in a possible hate crime.

• Merchants at JFK Airport are asking the Port Authority for rent relief as the number of travelers continues to drop.

• A congressional study says redlining – an old practice to keep financial institutions out of communities of color – is alive and well in Queens.

Politics
• The Queens Ledger and its family of newspapers has endorsed Councilman Costa Constantinides in the special election for Queens borough president.

• Speaker Corey Johnson wants New York City to limit all nonessential largegatherings.

Entertainment
• The new 100th-floor observation deck at Hudson Yards is officially open.

• Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have tested positive for coronavirus in Australia.

Buzzing Back

• In 2003, police recover Elizabeth Smart and arrest her abductors.

• In 1962, Mets legend Darryl Strawberry is born in Los Angeles.

Opinion
• A columnist for Slate considers whether an America this divided and distrustful on one another can handle the coronavirus epidemic.

• Three of the city’s DA’s have penned an op-ed arguing against sending people on parole back to prison for technical violations.

In the Blogs
• The Spring Retail Crawl is returning to Astoria on March 20.

• Musica Reginae is planning an afternoon of music at The Church-in-the-Gardens in Forest Hills this weekend.

Trending in New York
#CoronavirusPandemic
Chet
Earth 2
Monroe County
#Trumpspeech

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (21-45) topped the Hawks in overtime, 136-131.

• St. John’s (17-15) used a historic comeback to beat the Hoyas in the first roundof the Big East tourney, 75-62. Fans won’t be allowed at future games.

• The Rangers (37-28-5) fell to the Avalanche, 3-2.

• SUSPENDED: The Nets (30-34) are in San Francisco for a 10:30 p.m. meeting with the Warriors.

• The Islanders (35-23-10 are in Calgary to take on the Flames. Puck drops at 9 p.m.

• The NBA suspended its season until further notice after a center for the Utah Jazz tested positive for coronavirus.

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Thursday Night Jazz  Thurs Mar 12th 8pm Composer and arranger Arta Kekabsone performs. Tickets  JCAL Performing Arts, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
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Real Estate
• The developers at the site of Amazon’s abandoned HQ2 are drafting plans for skyscrapers at the site.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Mar 15th 11:30am-1:30pm. 69-81 Juniper Blvd. South, Middle Village - Two family with 2 BR unit over a 3 room walk-in apt. Yard, garage. Close to Juniper Park. $998,000 Eliot Hill Realty. 917-209-5686

OPEN HOUSE – Fri Mar 13th 3:30-5:30pm & Sat Mar 14th 10am-1pm. 123-25 82nd Avenue #4L, Kew Gardens - Great co-op. Approx 650 s/f, 1 BR, full bath. Near transportation. $ 239,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,560-square-foot attached single-family home at 69-06 173rd Street in Fresh Meadows for $739,000.

Style & Fashion
• Never too soon to start thinking about your fall wardrobe. According to Vogue, here’s the 10 most important trends of the 2020 fall season.

• Bella Hadid is bringing back all of the worst fashion trends of the 90s. Denim, furry bucket hats and colored lenses? She rocks them all.

Events
Flushing - 10 a.m. – Assembly candidate Steven Lee hands out reusable bags to seniors. Golden Empire Adult Day Care, 154-01 Northern Blvd.

Kew Gardens - 10:30 a.m. – Borough President’s Land Use Hearing. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Jackson Heights – 9 to 11 a.m. – Open house for new Maspeth charter school. Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81st St.

Flushing - 11:45 a.m. – Lee hands out reusable bags to seniors. Hana Adult Day Care, 130-30 31st Ave.

Rockaway Beach – 4 p.m. – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer-Amato holds press conference on homeless shelter. District Office, 95-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

• South Ozone Park – 5 p.m. – Elected officials hold rally for residents on verge of homelessness due to sewage backup. Super 8, 151-67 N. Conduit Ave.

LIC – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – RESCHEDULED – Winter Networking Night. Skyline Towers Sales Gallery, 27-25 44th Dr.

• Flushing - 6 p.m. – Public scoping meeting for redesign of Bland Playground. Bland Community Center, 133-36 Roosevelt Ave.

• Flushing – 6 p.m. – Assemblyman Ron Kim hosts Women’s History Month event. Queens Library, 41-17 Main St.

Astoria – 7 to 8:30 p.m. – 12 Infamous NYC Crime Scenes. Rocco Moretto Post 2358, 31-35 41st St.

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Holy Hour: comedians tell stories of attending church. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Jamaica - 8 p.m. – Thursday Night Jazz. Jamaica Center for the Performing Arts, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.

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

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March 12th, 2020 at 9:17 am

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Morning Buzz: Two firefighters hurt in three-alarm fire, Little Neck yeshiva educator has coronavirus

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Wednesday, March 11

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 54 degrees.

Top Stories
• Joe Biden has won the Michigan primary and at least two other state contests in a major blow to Bernie Sanders.

• New Rochelle will enact a “containment zone” in one of the country’s worstcoronavirus clusters.

• The MTA is doubling subway station cleanings as the number of cases in NYC jumps to 36. The outbreak has exceed 1,000 cases nationwide.

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Wednesday Music Films: Bob Marley – The Legend Live Wed Mar 11th 8pm On November 25th, 1979, Bob Marley did what would be his last ever recorded concert. We’re screening the full performance on the big screen and big system. Free! Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave., Ridgewood.
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Queens News
• Two firefighters were injured during a three-alarm fire that started in a Corona building.

• An assistant principal at a Little Neck yeshiva has tested positive for novel coronavirus.

Airport workers are fighting for better health insurance amid growing concerns about COVID-19.

Politics
Andrew Yang is backing Joe Biden for president, but warned the former veep against “business as usual” policies.

• City Council Speaker Corey Johnson cancelled his State of the City address“out of an abundance of caution” over the virus.

Entertainment
• Put the flower crowns away! Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festivals have been postponed until October due to COVID-19 concerns.

Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee welcomed their first baby together, a boy named Callum.

Buzzing Back

• In 1997, Paul McCartney is knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his “service to music.”

• In 1931, media mogul Rupert Murdoch is born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Facebook and Twitter are finally making it harder for people to use their platforms to spread lies.

• USA Today shares four COVID-19 lessons from China as coronavirus cases rise in the U.S.

In the Blogs
• Flushing residents can add their input to the redesign of Bland Playground at an upcoming scoping meeting.

• Queens historian Dr. Jack Eichenbaum is hosting a tour of the Anable Basinlater this month.

Trending in New York
#TheBachelor
#SuperTuesday2
Michael Moore
#PrimaryElection
Andrew Yang

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (20-45) fell to the Washington Wizards, 122-115. They visit the Atlanta Hawks tonight for a 7 p.m. matchup.

• The Nets (30-34) edged the Los Angeles Lakers, 104-102.

• The Rangers (37-28-4) topped the Dallas Stars, 4-2. They face the Colorado Avalanche on the road at 10 p.m.

• The Islanders (35-23-10) lost to the Vancouver Canucks in a shootout, 5-4.

• St. John’s, a ninth seed, will take on eighth-seed Georgetown at MSG for the Big East Tournament. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

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St. Patrick’s Day Silent Disco Sat Mar 14th 8-12pm The luck of the Irish will be on your side as you hit the dance floor with plenty of drinks, music and fun! TicketsKatch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Ave., Astoria.
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Real Estate
• Developers say it’s too early to tell what the long-term impacts of novel coronavirus will be on the market.

• For Sale – Middle Village – Semi detached two family one block from Juniper Park. Six rooms w/ 3 BRs over six rooms w/ 3 BRS, full finished basement. Garage on two car driveway, private yard, zoned for PS 49.  $1.299M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• For Rent – 21-20 21st Avenue,  Astoria - Duplex apt for rent has 3 BRs, 2 bath, hardwood floors throughout, EIK w/ SS appliances, full finished basement, back yard access included.  $3,450/month. Carollo Rentals 718-366-6636. ID # 3196206

• Sold – Glendale – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,400-square-foot house at 77-18 87th Street for $700,000. Zillow.

Business News
Airbnb is making tweaks to its refund policy to balance needs of hosts and guests amid the coronavirus outbreak.

• Fidelity Investments has named company veteran Maggie Serravalli as its newCFO.

Events
Flushing – 11:30 a.m. – Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, Kenvic Training host free workshop on Google Analytics. 36-57 Main st.

Queens Village – 11:30 a.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce’s St. Patrick’s Day Annual Luncheon. Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd.

Flushing – 6 p.m. – Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce to address coronavirus impact on local businesses at annual meetng. St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Ave.

Howard Beach – 6 p.m. – Councilman Eric Ulrich, Department of Finance host property tax information session. Howard Beach Library, 92-06 156th Ave.

Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Old Astoria Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Family Church, 26-13 18th St.

LIC – 7 p.m. – Queens Borough President Candidates Forum on Transportation. Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave.

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

Fresh Meadows - 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 8 Monthly Meeting. Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike.

Kew Gardens – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 6 Monthly Meeting. 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Room 202.

Ridgewood – 8 p.m. – Wednesday Music Films: Bob Marley – The Legend Live. Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.

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Tuesday, March 10

Weather
• Mostly cloudy, with a chance of rain. High of 63 degrees.

Top Stories
• Amid the oil price war and coronavirus outbreak, stocks fell more than seven percent for the Dow’s worst day since 2008.

• Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton has tested positive for coronavirus. Fordham University and Princeton University are suspending in-person classes in response to the outbreak.

• More than two dozen trainers, veterinarians and others involved with horse racing were charged in a widespread doping scheme.

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Queens News
• The man who fatally struck an 85-year-old man in Jamaica six months ago was formally charged.

• A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to seven years in prison  for raping a woman he helped move into a new home in Richmond Hill.

• Commonpoint Queens is set to open a new workforce hub in Elmhurst, with a specific emphasis on assisting those facing homelessness.

Politics
• Mayor De Blasio says a future coronavirus quarantine is possible for NYC.

• New Jersey Senator Booker is endorsing Joe Biden for president

Entertainment
• Harry and Meghan made their last appearance in the UK as senior royals.

Led Zeppelin scored a major win in the copyright battle over “Stairway to Heaven.”

Buzzing Back

• In 1988 Disco sensation Andy Gibb dies at the age of 30.  In the summer of 1978, he had a hit with this song.

• In 1940 American martial arts actor Chuck Norris is born in Ryan, OK.  In 1993, he starred in this TV series.

Opinion
• The Post calls out lawmakers as “hypocrites” for easing up the rules on alcohol-infused ice cream while cracking down on flavored vaping products.

• The Daily News thinks private management can help save NYCHA.

In the Blogs
• With the number of coronavirus cases in NY increasing, the Mayor advised New Yorkers to skip packed subway cars and work from home if possible.

• The Forest Hills stadium announced Bob Dylan will appear in concert at the venue in July.

Trending in New York
• #TheBachelor
• Joonie
 #LATELATENIALL
• Coachella
• #BernieSurge

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (20-44) face the Washington Wizards at 7 p.m.

• The Rangers (36-28-4) play the Dallas Stars at 8:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (35-23-9) go head-to-head with the Vancouver Canucks at 10 p.m.

• The Nets (29-34) head cross-country to take on the L.A. Lakers at 10:30 p.m.

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Silent Movie Night  Sun Mar 15th 6:30-8:30pm  A silent movie night with special accompaniment by violinist Sam Gillogly. Reception with refreshments precedes the show.  Tickets  King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
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Real Estate
• The Galerie, an 11-story condominium building on Jackson Avenue in LIC, is now open for occupancy.

• For Sale - 59-76 58th Avenue,Maspeth – Fully detached one family Colonial features 3 BRs, 2 bath, full basement and attic. Updated heating system. Conveniently located.  $659,000 O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• For Rent - Middle Village – 2 BR apt features LR/DR combo, EIK, small office, 1 full bath.  Hardwood flooring, lots of windows.  Near shopping, buses and M train.  $2,00/month. Carollo Rentals 718-366-6636. ID # 1367416 

• Sold – Howard Beach – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,020 square foot apartment at 8710 149th Ave. for $350,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Activists are accusing the Lebanese government of using WhatsApp and other social media platforms to track down protestors.

• Amazon announced it will sell its “cashierless” technology to other retailers.

Events
East Elmhurst – 6:30 p.m. – Community District Education Council 30 quarterly meeting. P.S. 228, 32-65 93rd St.

Elmhurst – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 4Monthly Meeting.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.

Kew Gardens – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board  Monthly Meeting. Queens Borough Hall, Room 213, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

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Morning Buzz: Gun-wielding bandits steal $2,700 at Aqueduct Racetrack, NYC coronavirus cases up to 12

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Monday, March 9

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
• The State Department warned Americans to stay off cruises. Meanwhile, Amtrak is suspending Acela trains between New York and Washington, DC.

• A Bronx man tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the citywide total to 12 and the statewide count to 105.

• These local schools and universities are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Queens News
• Two gun-wielding bandits grabbed nearly $270,000 in an armed robbery at the Aqueduct Racetrack.

• Police are looking for a crew of teens who broke into an operator’s booth on a moving train at Hunters Point.

• Hundreds rallied in Astoria to call attention to a humanitarian migrant crisis in Greece.

Politics
• Senator Kamala Harris is backing Joe Biden, while Rev. Jesse Jackson has endorsed Bernie Sanders.

• Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa is running for mayor as a Republican.

Entertainment
• The Weeknd debuted a new song and showed off his comedic chops on “Saturday Night Live.”

Weekend Box Office
Onward: $40 million
The Invisible Man: $15 million
The Way Back: $8.5 million
Sonic The Hedgehog: $8 million
The Call of the Wild: $7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1996, actor and comedian George Burns died of cardiac arrest at his Beverly Hills home at the age of 100. He was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned vaudeville, film, radio and television.

• In 1987, rapper Bow Wow is born in Columbus, OH. He was this singer’s protégé.

Opinion
• The Post says the MTA should get serious about penalizing employee theft.

• The Daily News says New York City needs to raise EMT and paramedic pay.

In the Blogs
• Commercial real estate firm Project Queens has opened up a new office in Downtown Flushing.

• New Astoria Greek restaurant Anassa Taverna blends traditional with millennial.

Trending in New York
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#TheOutsiderHBO
Ted Cruz
#RHOA
#90DayFiance

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (20-44) beat the Detroit Pistons, 96-84.

• The Nets (29-34) topped the Chicago Bulls, 110-107. It’s Brooklyn’s first win under interim head coach Jacque Vaughn.

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Sat Mar 14th 7pm Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate! $40 per person, $70 per couple; includes DJ music, happy hour, dinner, dancing and fun! Dress code: Irish Fun Casual! Mail checks to: Andy Radford, 54 Bow St, Forest Hills 11375. American Legion Post 1424, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. RSVP by 3/11.
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Real Estate
• The lawsuit against the broker fee ban has been delayed until at least June.

• For Sale – Astoria – Multi family Townhouse on 3 levels feature 6 BRs, 3 bath hardwood floors, high ceilings, extension used as a sunroom, finished basement w/ separate entrance, shared driveway, 2 car garage, backyard.  $1.350M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Rent - Middle Village – Large, renovated 4 BR box apt features LR, DR, EIK, full bath.  Hardwood floors, heat & water are included.  Close to shopping & transportation.  $3,000/month. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636. ID # 1368880

• Sold – Flushing – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 900-square-foot condo at 43-17 Union Street for $499,900. Zillow.

Events
College Point – 8:30 a.m. – Police Commissioner Dermot Shea addresses training kick-off for new Youth Coordination Officers. Police Academy, 130-30 28th Ave.

Jackson Heights – 10 a.m. – Assembly candidate Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas announces education platform. IS 230, 73-10 34th Ave.

Elmhurst – 11 a.m. – NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst hosts ribbon-cutting for high-tech mammography machine. 79-01 Broadway.

Flushing – 2 p.m. – Black and Asian elected officials lead emergency meeting to discuss hate crimes against Asian Americans related to coronavirus. Kim’s district office, 136-20 38th Ave., Room 10A.

LIC – 6 p.m. – Fourth Your LIC public workshop on mobility and sustainable infrastructure. Information Technology High School, 21-16 44th Rd.

Flushing – 6 p.m. – Queens Borough President Candidate’s Debate on “Building Queens County’s Future.” Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Elmhurst – 6:30 p.m. – State Senator Jessica Ramos hosts transportation town hall. Elmhurst Hospital, 79-01 Broadway.

Flushing - 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Monthly Meeting. Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St.

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