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Morning Buzz: WHO declares coronavirus a public health emergency; Carranza apologizes to school parents

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Friday, January 31

Weather
• Mostly cloudy skies with a high of 48 degrees.

Top Stories
• The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a public health emergency after confirming the first cases of human-to-human transmission.

• Fotis Dulos, the Connecticut man accused of killing his wife, was pronounced dead after a suicide attempt at his home.

• A judge ruled that the FDNY reinstate a medical accommodation given to four firefighters suffering from a skin condition that affects their ability to shave.

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Mozart for Munchkins  Sat Feb 1st 4pm  A special performance of “The Munchkins Piano Trio” in an interactive and engaging atmosphere. Kids under 12 are free! Tickets  Book Culture LIC, 29-09 Jackson Avenue
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Queens News
• School Chancellor Richard Carranza apologized to parents for walking out of a contentious town hall meeting.

• The city paid more than $1 million in settlements to employees at a Queens high school over accusations of racism against the principal.

• An analysis of city data shows that more than 100 buildings in Queens have unsafe facades.

Politics
• The White House took a big step forward toward letting states convert a portion of Medicaid funding into block grants.

• Mike Bloomberg unveiled his presidential campaign’s $10 million Super Bowl commercial that focuses on gun control.

Entertainment
• This year’s Oscars swag bags include bullet-resistant doors, a brain sensor and a cannabis vape pen.

• Ellen DeGeneres is advocating for a Texas school to let the student with dreadlocks walk at graduation.

Buzzing Back

• In 1981 Blondie tops the Cashbox Best Sellers list and The Billboard Hot 100 with this song.

• In 1973 TV actress Portia de Rossi is born in Australia.  In 2008, she married this talk show host and comedian.

Opinion
• The NY Post’s Miranda Divine argues that De Blasio’s “sanctuary city” laws leave NYC at the mercy of dangerous criminals

• CNN tells of the strange world that is “impeachment rock.”

In the Blogs
• Assembly Member Aravella Simotas introduced legislation that would addborough representation to the MTA board.

• Argentinian restaurant R40 will have it’s grand opening on Feb. 11.

Trending in New York
• #LamarsLegacy
• #BrexitDay
• #MissAmericana
• Wayne
• #FridayThoughts

Scoreboard
• Alexa predicts the 49ers will win the Super Bowl, but Siri and Google assistant won’t say.

• ABC suspended a reporter for inaccurately reporting on the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers (23-21-4) host the Detroit Red Wings at 7 p.m.
• The Nets (20-26) host the Chicago Bulls at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Islanders (29-15-5) host the Vancouver Canucks at 1 p.m.
• The Rangers head to Detroit to take on the Red Wings again at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks (13-36) face the Indiana Pacers at 7 p.m.
• The Nets take on the Washington Wizards at 8 p.m.
Sunday
SUPER BOWL LIV: The San Fransisco 49ers go head-to-head with Kansas City Chiefs for the season title. Kick off is at 6:30 p.m.

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Lunar New Year Chinese Temple Bazaar  Sat Feb 1st  11am & 2pm  Bring your family to enjoy live performances, hands-on activities and food to celebrate the Year of the Rat.  Tickets  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Real Estate
• At a City Hall hearing, Council Speaker Corey Johnson enthusiastically backed proposals to turn Rikers Island into a green energy hub.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 1st 1-3pm. 61-16 77th Place, Middle Village – Single family brick, open living/dining area, 3 BRs, 2 bath.  Basement full & finished, 1 car garage.  $785,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 1st 12-2pm. 162-34 99th Street, Howard Beach - Gorgeous one family w/ garage and backyard on large lot features 4 BRs, 2.5 bth, mother/daughter layout, renovated kitchen w/ dishwasher, FDR, working fireplace in LR.  $699,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Bayside – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800 square foot apartment at 7363 Bell Blvd. for $215,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The focaccia chicken cutlet sandwich at Marabella in Sunnyside is Eater NY’s sandwich of the week.

• A Pig Beach location is confirmed to open in Studio Square this April.

Restaurant ABC’s – Steinway 
Grade A – Cafe Milan, 2072A Steinway St. Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
Grade B – Mojave, 2236 31st St. Hand washing facility not provided; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Evidence of mice; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container; Facility not vermin proof; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.
Grade C – Oishii Sushi Japan, 3704 Ditmars Blvd. Evidence of mice; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Pesticide use not in accordance with label or applicable laws.

Events
Kew Gardens – 10 a.m. – City Council rally for a better MTA Queens Bus Redesign. Queens Borough Hall steps, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

LIC – 11 a.m. – EITC Awareness Day from the IRS. 12-15 40th Ave.

Flushing – 12:30 to 2 p.m. – Friday Movie Matinee: “Seabiscuit” (2003).  Queens Library, 31-32 Union Street

Flushing – 2 p.m. – Coronavirus press conference. Glow Community Center, 133-29 41st Ave.

Whitestone – 2 to 3 p.m. – A Tribute to The Jersey Boys.  Queens Library, 151-10 14th Road

Jamaica - 4 to 5:30 p.m. – Kids Movie: “Angry Birds 2″. Queens Library, 117-11 Sutphin Blvd.

Glendale – 7 p.m. – Glendale Kiwanis Community Social.  Yerman’s Irish Pub, 70-26 88th Street

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

Saturday
Laurelton – 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Go Far Go Together: Saturday Movie Screening of Black Panther.  Queens Library, 134-26 225th Street
Bayside – 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Saturday Morning Movie: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”  Queens Library, 214-20 Northern Blvd.
Flushing – 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. – Lunar New Year Chinese Temple Bar. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Bayside - Noon to 2 p.m. – Valentine’s Crafts at the Castle. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
Jamaica – 2 p.m. – The Meeting (a fictional play). Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue•
LIC – 4 p.m. – Mozart for Munchkins.  Book Culture LIC, 29-09 Jackson Avenue
Ridgewood – 6 to 9 p.m. – Candlelight Evening.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue
Flushing – 8 p.m. – Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle perform.  Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Avenue
LIC - 8 p.m. – Origin First Irish Festival: Appropriate.  NY Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Avenue

Sunday
Elmhurst - 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Free Volleyball Clinic.  Maspeth High School, 54-40 74th Street
Douglaston – 2 to 3:30 p.m. – Fused Glass Jewelry Workshop: Valentine’s Style.  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
• Woodhaven - 5 to 10 p.m. – Neir’s Annual Super Bowl Party.  Neir’s Tavern, 87-48 78th Street
Astoria – 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. – Chili Cook Off & Super Bowl Watch Party.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
• LIC – 8 p.m. – Origin First Irish Festival: Appropriate.  NY Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Avenue

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January 31st, 2020 at 9:36 am

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Thursday, January 30

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 36.

Top Stories
• A paper bag shortage is expected to hit the state when Albany’s plastic bag ban goes into effect on March 1.

• An NYPD cop and his fiancee have been indicted for killing the officer’s eight-year-old son.

• New York Comedy Club received death threats after a comedian slated to perform there posted a video of himself laughing about Kobe Bryant’s death.

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Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle  Sat Feb 1st, 2020  8pm Regina Belle and Peabo Bryson team up for an evening of contemporary music. Dinner package available. Tickets. Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Avenue, Flushing
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Queens News
• Rikers Island could be a key component in the city’s push to move to renewable energy. Borough President Sharon Lee will review the plan today.

• The feds raided the Jamaica headquarters of a company that runs homeless shelters across the city, alleging they bilked taxpayers our of $600 million.

• State Senator John Liu of Queens wants to lower the legal blood alcohol limit for driving from .08 to .05.

Politics
• Comptroller Scott Stringer ripped Mayor Bill de Blasio over his housing plan, but experts say Stringer’s proposal isn’t any better.

• Democrats in the state legislature are facing a number of challengers in June’s upcoming primary.

Entertainment
• The record amount for most money ever paid for a film at Sundance now belongs to an Andy Samberg spin on a comedy classic.

• Vanessa Bryant broke her silence on the deaths of her husband and daughter.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972, “Bloody Sunday” occurred in Northern Ireland. The band U2 noted the event with this song.

•  In 1951, rock singer Phil Collins is born in England. He appeared as an extra in this 1964 Beatles movie.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate argues that President Donald Trump’s peace plan for the Middle East doesn’t actually have anything to do with peace.

• The chair of the Queens County Libertarians says Democrats in New York secretly love Trump because he has given them a stranglehold on state politics.

In the Blogs
• There has been nine residential burglaries in Sunnyside this week, with six in Sunnyside Gardens alone.

• Elizabeth Crowley picked up the endorsement of TWU Local 100 for her bid to become the next borough president.

Trending in New York
#SKZUNLOCKinNYC
Dolan
Chan
#BellLetsTalk
#ThursdayThoughts

Scoreboard
• The 127-106 loss the Knicks (13-36) suffered to Memphis at the Garden ended with a fight that led to three players being ejected.

• The Nets (20-26) topped the Pistons, 125-115.

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Glendale Kiwanis Community Social  Fri Jan 31st  7pm  Enjoy food and drink with the club, and help the community. Suggested donation $25. Yerman’s Irish Pub, 70-26 88th Street, Glendale
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Real Estate
• Curbed has a detailed map highlighting the unstoppable real estate boom happening right now in Long Island City.

• For Sale - 73rd Place, Middle Village – Solid two-family brick offers two 5 room, 2 BR units. Finished basement, private yard, garage, close to all.  $1.179M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• For Sale – 69-24 68th Street, Glendale – One family home offers 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, EIK, FDR.  Close to all. $659,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• Sold – Three-bedroom, three-bath 1,250-square-foot single-family home at 69-41 173rd Street in Fresh Meadows for $680,000.

Style & Fashion
• “Bra”-hemian Rhapsody! Queens guitar legend Brian May is now in the business of designing sports bras.

• From perfume to velvet slip dresses, here’s the ultimate luxury Valentine’s Day gift guide for the most stylish woman you know.

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

• Glendale – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. – FUNdraiser in Support of Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue. California Pizza Kitchen, 71-03 80th St.

Jamaica – 2 to 4 p.m. – Classic Movie Thursday: The Hospital. Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Jackson Heights – 2:45 p.m. – Briefing on Queensboro Football Club with David Villa. Queens Chamber, 75-20 Astoria Blvd.

• Corona – 6 p.m. – MTA Queens Bus Redesign Workshop. Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd.

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

Woodhaven – 8 to 10 p.m.- Shine Box Comedy. Neir’s Tavern, 87-48 78th St.

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January 30th, 2020 at 9:07 am

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Morning Buzz: Teen shot near Queens Village school, Carranza calls Queens town hall a “setup”

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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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FUNdrasier In Support of Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue Thurs Jan 30th 11am-10pm Please help us to keep doing what we do best! California Pizza Kitchen will donate 20% of every bill to HAAR. California Pizza Kitchen, 71-03 80th St. (Atlas Park Mall), Glendale.
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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.

Trending in New York
#BTSxCorden
#ThisIsUs
Shaq
#PumpRules
Living Single

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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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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Morning Buzz: Three dead in wrong-way crash on GCP, Kobe Bryant and daughter die in helicopter crash

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Monday, January 27

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 45 degrees.

Top Stories
• Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash in California. Sports figures and fans from around the world posted tributes to the Black Mamba.

John Bolton’s new book claims Trump wanted to freeze aid to Ukraine until they investigated Democrats.

• China’s health officials say the coronavirus is accelerating and “much more contagious.” A fifth person has been diagnosed in the U.S.

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Origin First Irish Festival: Appropriate Mon Jan 27th – Sun Feb 2nd 8pm A darkly comic tale of Sorcha who has been dreaming of her big wedding day, however she flees her own reception. Has she gone mad? Tickets. NY Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., LIC.
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Queens News
• A wrong-way driver triggered a two-car crash that killed three people on the Grand Central Parkway, leaving families searching for answers.

• A pregnant woman was shot in both hands while parked outside her Springfield Gardens home.

• Two vehicles were damaged after heavy rain and wind brought down a large tree in Briarwood.

Politics
• Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has dropped out of the mayoral race, and will leave public service after 2021.

• Brooklyn Councilman Rafael Espinal has resigned from the City Council to take a job with the Freelancers Union.

Entertainment
• Here is the full list of winners from the 62nd annual Grammy Awards.

Weekend Box Office
Bad Boys for Life: $34 million
1917: $15.8 million
Dolittle: $12.5 million
The Gentlemen: $11 million
Jumanji: The Next Level: $7.9 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1970, John Lennon writes and records this song in a single day.

• In 1850, ship captain Edward Smith, who was captain of the famous RMS Titanic, is born in England. He was portrayed by this actor in the 1997 film.

Opinion
• Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says in the Daily News that face recognition is not the enemy.

• Karol Markowicz writes in the Post that Chancellor Carranza has to go after ignoring rightly-angry parents.

In the Blogs
• Here’s your chance to win cleats signed by soccer star and Queensboro FC founder David Villa.

• The 4th annual Lunar New Year FUNstival is coming up on February 1st in LIC.

Trending in New York
#GRAMMYs
#RoyalRumble
Bolton
#KobeRIP
Nipsey

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (13-34) topped the Nets (19-26) at MSG, 110-97.

• The AFC beat the NFC in the NFL Pro Bowl, 38-33.

• Mike Lupica writes in the Daily News that Kobe Bryant left behind one of sports’ most complicated legacies.

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Fused Glass Jewelry Workshop: Valentines Style Sun Feb 2nd 2-3:30pm A demonstration using pieces that features heart-shaped pieces and heart-shaped glass accessories. Tickets. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston.
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Real Estate
• The Chetrit Group is planning an eight-story, 207-unit residential project at its Mary Immaculate Hospital site in Jamaica.

• For Sale – 162-41 Powells Cove Blvd #2K, Whitestone – 1200 s/f 1 BR, 1 bath co-op features a/c, terrace w/ bridge & water views, 2 walk in closets, pvt fishing dock, use of community room, seasonal pool available. $418,000. Lou Pastorini. 917-797-7567

• For Sale – 225-06 88th Avenue #38-3, Queens Village – 2 BR, 1 bath 600 s/f co-op in Bell Park Manor Terrace.  $219,000. CB Phillips. 718-757-5877

• Sold – Howard Beach – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,340-square-foot house at 8-215 158th Avenue for $795,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday morning, a 31-year-old woman was seated on an E train in Forest Hills when she noticed a passenger in front of her combing his beard with a knife while touching his genitals over his pants. He then sat next to her and placed his hands inside his pants and continued to masturbate. Police are now searching for the suspect.

• On Saturday evening, 28-year-old off-duty FDNY EMS worker Andrew Trujillo was arrested within the confines of the 114th Precinct. He was charged with criminal sale of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Events
Jackson Heights – 10 a.m. – Assembly candidate Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas to unveil plan for “Green New Northern.” 80th St. and Northern Blvd.

Richmond Hill – 11 a.m. – NYPD recognizes Jamaica Hospital’s trauma department for its service to the community. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, 8900 Van Wyck Expwy.

Far Rockaway – 1 p.m. – Queens Public Library, American Heart Association launch new health initiative. Far Rockaway Library, 1003 Beach 20th St.

Forest Hills – 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. – Pre-Valentine’s Day Romantic Classic “Moonstruck.” Queens Library, 108-19 71st Ave.

LIC – 6 p.m. – Your LIC to host public workshop on community resources. The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave.

Jamaica – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Go Far Go Together: The Day Harlem Saved Dr King. Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

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

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January 27th, 2020 at 9:29 am

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Morning Buzz: New subway line could connect Queens to outer Brooklyn; Corey Johnson demands action from Carranza

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Friday, January 24

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 48 degrees.

Top Stories
• The CDC issues level three health warning for coronavirus, while the World Health Organization says it’s too early to declare the outbreak a global health crisis.

• MTA Chief Andy Byford, AKA “Transit Daddy,” resigned from his position.

• Three men were shot when gunfire erupted in Harlem, leaving one dead.

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Lunar New Year Parade  Sat Jan 25th  9:30 am  Join the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce at St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Ave for coffee, refreshments and live performances.  At 11am the parade begins at Union Street and 37th Avenue and stretches down Main Street, Flushing.
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Queens News
• A new subway line could connect outer Brooklyn and Queens, officials announce.

• City Council Speaker Corey Johnson demanded DOE boss Richard Carranza take action at a troubled Queens school.

• Cops believe a busted burglary crew is part of a nation-wide criminal operation based in Chile.

Politics
• The Supreme Court seems to be headed toward a decision that would unravel the current state of public school funding.

• The White House rolls out new rule to limit “birth tourism.”

Entertainment
• Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra is the first witness to take the stand in the trial against Harvey Weinstein.

• Miss Utah is the first openly queer contestant in the Miss USA pageant history.

Buzzing Back

• In 2006 Walt Disney announces the $7.4 billion purchase of Pixar.

• In 1968 gymnast Mary Lou Retton is born in Fairmont, WV.  She became the first woman ever to win the all-around gold medal at the 1984 Olympics.

Opinion
• The NY Post says Governor Cuomo’s cure for the state’s medicaid mess is to blame everyone else but himself.

• The Daily News claims that abuse of power is at the core of Congress’ impeachment power.

In the Blogs
• The Department of Buildings lifted a vacate order on a Sunnyside building, and the NYSC in it reopened.

• The third-annual Aquarius Sustainable Seafood Fest takes place in LIC this weekend.

Trending in New York
• #ImpeachmentTrials
• #RightMatters
Serena
• Joe Rogan
• #FridayFeeling

Scoreboard
• The Nets (18-25) fell to the L.A. Lakers, 113 to 128

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (12-33) host the Toronto Raptors at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Nets head to Detroit to take on the Pistons at 7 p.m.
• UFC Fight Night 166 takes place at PNC Arena in North Carolina, 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Knicks and the Nets face off at MSG. Tip off is at 6 p.m.

NFL PRO BOWL GAME
National Football Conference @ American Football Conference, 3 p.m.

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Nature Scavenger Hunt  Sat Jan 25th 11am-12:30pm  Use all of your senses and explore the park, searching high and low for clues with the Urban Park Rangers as your guide.  Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street & Juniper Blvd. North, Middle Village
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Real Estate
The Frito Lay company sold a Queens warehouse to logistics giant Prologis for $37.5 million.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 26th 12-2pm. 63-57 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village – One family Tudor across from Juniper Park has 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, hardwood floors, fireplace/, FDR, sliding door off dining room to large patio,.  Close to all!  $1.158M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 26th 12-2pm. 20-41 Himrod Street, Ridgewood - Two family rick in very good condition has 6 rooms over 5, finished basement, nice backyard.  1st flr is vacant.  Close to transportation.  $1.149M. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• Sold – Jamaica – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800 square foot apartment at 160-10 8th Ave. for $250,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Trailblazing Turkish chef Orhan Yegen, who most recently opened Astoria’s Lokanta, died of a heart attack this week.

• The Irish breakfast sandwich from Butcher Block in Sunnyside is Eater NY’s sandwich of the week.

Restaurant ABC’s – College Point
Grade A – Angelo’s Cafe and Grill, 11105 14th Ave. Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.
Grade B – College Point Diner, 1432 College Point Blvd. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Evidence of mice; Food not cooled by an approved method; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – DIY Karaoke, 2007 127th St. Evidence of mice; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Food contact surface not properly maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Facility not vermin proof.

Events
North Corona – 8:30 a.m. – NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and State Senator Jessica Ramos tour Jerome Hardeman Early Childhood Center. 29-49 Gillmore St.

Flushing – 1:30 to 2 p.m. – Friday Movie Matinee: “Judy” (2019).  Queens Library, 31-32 Union Street

Flushing – 5 p.m. – Property Tax Exemptions Enrollment Event.  Office of Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, 159-16 Union Tpke.

Jamaica - 8 p.m. – “Black Love”.  Black Spectrum Theater, 117-01 Baisley Blvd.

Rockaway Beach - 8:30 p.m. – Dave Clive Nawlins Funk Band.  Tai Bar, 375 Beach 92nd Street

Glendale - 8:45 p.m. – The Avenue Comedy Club. The Avenue Restaurant, 71-22 Myrtle Avenue

Saturday
Flushing – 9:30 a.m.- Lunar New Year Parade.  St George’s Church, 135-32 38th Avenue
Willets Point – 10 a.m.- Mets FANFEST.  CitiFIeld, 41 Seaver Way
Jamaica – 10 a.m.- Queens Borough President Candidate Debate.  Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center, 172-17 Linden Blvd.
Middle Village - 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m. – Nature Scavenger Hunt.  Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street and Juniper Blvd North
Kew Gardens – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.  Maple Grove Cemetery, 83-15 Kew Gardens Road
Flushing – Noon to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
Corona – 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. – Dog Man: The Musical.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Corona – 2 to 4 p.m. – Spooktacular: Out of This World’s Fair Fundraiser.  Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing - 2:30 to 4 p.m. – “All in the Family” Lecture.  Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Avenue
Forest Hills – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Cinema Saturdays: “Peter Pan” (Disney, 1953) Queens Library, 108-19 71st Avenue
Flushing - 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Lunar New Year Tinker Festival.  RSVP  Lewis Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street
Flushing – 3 p.m. – Grupo Rebolu: Season Welcome Party!  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Astoria – 6 p.m. – The Text Chainsaw Massacre Double Feature.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Jamaica – 8 p.m. – “Black Love”.  Black Spectrum Theater, 177-01 Baisley Blvd
Jamaica – 8 p.m. – Freestyle Fever.  Resorts World Casino NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
LIC – 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Sustainable Seafood Fest Aquarius.  The Foundry, 42-38 9th Street
Rego Park – 10:30 p.m. – Black Ice performs.  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd

Sunday
• Corona - 1 to 3 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration for Families.  Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Corona - 1 p.m., 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. – Dog Man: The Musical.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing - 2 p.m. – Classical Guitar from Argentina with Carlos Pavan.  Voelker-Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Avenue
Woodside – 2 to 8 p.m. – Sunnyside Art & Zine Fest.  Sunnyside Plays, 43-09 48th Avenue
Ridgewood – 3 to 6 p.m. – Made in Ridgewood.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue
Jamaica - 4 p.m. – “Black Love”.  Black Spectrum Theater, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.
Astoria - 8:30 p.m. – Blimpton – A Sketch Comedy Show. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

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January 24th, 2020 at 9:50 am

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Thursday, January 23

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 45.

Top Stories
• One person was killed and seven more injured in a mass shooting in downtown Seattle.

• China announced a quarantine of Wuhan – a city of 11 million people – to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

• Three U.S. firefighters were killed in a plane crash while battling wildfires in Australia.

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Black Love  Jan 24th – 26th Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 4pm An Adult Drama Class First Presentation. $20 Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd, Jamaica
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Queens News
• A Queens Civil Court judge was the first to win a competitive Democratic Primary in the borough in five decades.

• A bedbug sighting inside a subway control tower led to a nightmarish evening commute on subway lines along Queens Boulevard.

• Kew Gardens residents continue to push back against the city’s efforts to build a jail there, even after City Council approval.

Politics
• A bill that is expected to pass the City Council today would require stores in the city to accept cash as a form of payment.

• Political newcomers Kristina Naplatarski, Jesse Pierce and Samy Nemir-Olivares are running for district leader posts in Brooklyn.

Entertainment
Game of Thrones fans might get something they have been clamoring for - a new ending to the series.

• An accomplished fencer with a track record for training champions has opened his first academy in Queens.

Buzzing Back

• In 1956, rock-and-roll fans under 18 were banned from dancing in public in Cleveland unless accompanied by an adult.

• In 1951, pilot Chesley Sullenberger is born in Denison, Texas. In 2009, he safely landed his plane in the “Miracle on the Hudson.”

Opinion
• A writer for Slate says Republicans have grown bored with their impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

• The Long Island City Journal writes the FAA is doing a disservice by not considering options to a proposed LaGuardia Airport AirTrain.

In the Blogs
• A new French restaurant is opening on 71st Road in Forest Hills this weekend. Take a sneak peek at the menu.

• The public will have a chance to weight in on the proposed Queens Bus Resign plan at a workshop in Jamaica tonight.

Trending in New York
Zion
#ThursdayThoughts
Yeri
#seattleshooting
#MarchForLife

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (12-33) fell to the Lakers, 100-92.

• The Nets (18-24) get their turn against the Lakers tonight in Brooklyn at 8 p.m.

• Giants quarterback Eli Manning has announced that he is retiring from the NFL.

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Lunar New Year Tinker Festival  Sat Jan 25th 2:30-5:30pm Join us for a special Lunar New Year Celebration! All ages welcome. Free – RSVP Required. Lewis Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Rego Park was named one of the Historic Districts Council’s “Six To Celebrate” communities for 2020.

• For Sale – 162-34 99th Street, Howard Beach – One family w/ garage and backyard features 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, fireplace. Lower floor is a 1 BR, 1 bath walk-in apt. $699,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Rent – Glendale – Renovated 1 BR apt features LR, DR, EIK, 1 full bath. All utilities included. Hardwood floors, yard access.  Convenient to transportation. $1,700/month. ID #1364600. Carollo Rentals. 347-248-6530

• Sold – Four-bedroom, three-bath, 2,128-square-foot home at 85-31 90th Street in Woodhaven for $595,000.

Style & Fashion
• Missed out on the Vagina Candle? Not to worry, here’s five more Goop-y and Gwyneth Paltrow-approved products to tide you over until the restock.

• Here’s five ways to take a turtleneck from basic to bombshell.

Events
• Corona – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Councilman Francisco Moya hosts pop-up court with OATH to resolve city summons. District Office, 106-01 Corona Ave.

Jamaica - 2 to 4 p.m. – Classic Movie Thursday: The Talk of the Town (1942).  Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Queens Public Library Board of Trustees meeting. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Howard Beach – 8 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will be honored at the SSEU Local 371 Schoalrship Foundation Celebration. Russo’s on the Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd.

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January 23rd, 2020 at 9:06 am

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Morning Buzz: Additional footage of Jamaica rape suspect, Man shot in front of St. Albans home

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Wednesday, January 22

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 39 degrees.

Top Stories
• Republicans blocked subpoenas for new evidence and witnesses as the start of the Senate impeachment trial ran past midnight.

• A Washington state resident is the first person in the United States to catch the deadly Coronavirus from China.

• The Supreme Court refused to consider a fast-track review of a lawsuit threatening Obamacare.

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“All In The Family” Lecture Sat Jan 25th 2:30-4pm This wildly popular TV sitcom (1971-1979) was a touchstone to American life. Focus on how a show this controversial and boundary-breaking managed to become so widely beloved. Tickets. Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing.
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Queens News
• Police have released additional footage of the man wanted for rape in Jamaica.

• A man was fatally shot in front of his home in St. Albans.

• A hit-and-run driver received two to six years in prison for fatally striking a woman in Jamaica.

Politics
Jimmy Van Bramer has exited the special election for Queens borough president.

• In his budget address, Cuomo announced plans to overhaul Medicaid and cut local funds to face a $6.1 billion deficit.

Entertainment
Alicia Keys has announced her first tour in seven years, and released a date for her new album.

• Harvey Weinstein’s 11th-hour bid to move the trial out of New York City was denied.

Buzzing Back

• In 1981, the final portrait of John and Yoko is on the cover of Rolling Stone.

• In 1968, chef Guy Fieri is born in Columbus, OH. He became known for driving his red Camaro across America for his television show.

Opinion
• Mara Gay writes in the Times that Hillary Clinton shouldn’t disparage Democratic candidates and disrupt party unity.

• The Post says Eric Adams’s comments show why he is unfit to be mayor.

In the Blogs
• Facebook and Globetops donated laptops to support LIFE Camp’s violence reduction and intervention efforts.

• A new affordable industrial center has opened up in Ozone Park.

Trending in New York
Fairway
#ImpeachmentHearings
#MoscowMitchCoverUp
John Bolton
Kansas

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (29-15-5) topped the Rangers (23-21-4) at MSG, 4-2.

• St. John’s (12-8) fell to Marquette, 82-68.

• The Knicks (12-32) host LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers at 7:30 p.m.

• Derek Jeter is heading to the Hall of Fame, but fell one vote shy of being a unanimous choice.

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Queens Memory Wed Jan 22nd 6-8pm Attendees will learn how to capture the history of your family or neighborhood. RSVP. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside.
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed to build a 14-story, mixed-use building on this busy corner in Flushing.

• For Sale – 32-23 88th Street, #305, East Elmhurst - Large, spacious 1 BR, 1 bath co-op, dining room and kitchen.  Low maintenance.  Close to all.  $225,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• For Rent – College Point – Renovated 2 BR apt features L-shaped living/dining area, EIK w/ dishwasher, 1 full bath.  Shared use of backyard. Near shopping & transportation.  $1,800/month  Carollo Rentals  718-366-6636

• Sold – Woodhaven – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,120-square-foot house at 92-38 76th Street for $579,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Netflix added more paying subscribers than Wall Street expected as they face competition from Disney Plus.

• Fairway is planning to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and close all of its stores.

Events
South Ozone Park – Noon – Airport workers, elected officials and unions rally for “Healthy Terminals Act.” JFK Airport, Terminal 8 AirTrain stop.

Richmond Hill – 2 p.m. – Phagwah Parade Committee announces 2020 parade details. Villa Russo, 118-16 101st Ave.

Howard Beach - 4:30 p.m. – Escape the Room! Queens Library, 92-06 156th Ave.

Bayside - 6 to 8 p.m. – Queens Memory. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.

LIC – 6 to 9 p.m. – Sound River Collection Wedding Planning Event. Sound River Studios, 4-40 44th Dr.

Hillcrest – 6:15 p.m. – Queens SWAB monthly meeting. St. John’s University, 169-10 Goethals Ave., Room 209.

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Yaymakers: Paint Night. Bohemian Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Ave.

Ridgewood - 8 p.m. – Screening of “Amazing Grace” featuring Aretha Franklin’s 2-night performance at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in 1972. Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.

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January 22nd, 2020 at 9:04 am

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