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Morning Buzz: Forest Hills librarian wins Worst Commute award, Jamaica art center rebuilds after fire

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Wednesday, February 21

Weather
• Morning clouds give way to afternoon sun. High of 70 degrees.

Top Stories
• President Trump backed a ban on bump stock devices, but critics want him to also ban assault rifles and strengthen background checks.

• North Korean officials backed out of a secret meeting with Vice President Pence at the Winter Olympics.

• A New York City librarian won the first “Worst Commute” award after her train was stuck in a tunnel for two hours.

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NYC Craft Beer Week Preview  Wed Feb 21st  7-9pm  We’re so excited celebrate, we can’t help but pre-game a bit!  We’ll be on hand to help ring in the best, booziest bash in the city.  Craft Culture, 59-04 Myrtle Avenue, Glendale
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Queens News
• An iconic art center in Jamaica is trying to rebuild in time for events after a devastating weekend fire.

• Tenants from across Queens rallied against a state housing agency for approving rent hikes for capital improvements.

• A Queens man was found guilty of stealing John Legend’s luggage at JFK Airport a year ago.

Politics
• City & State examines the possible contenders for City Council speaker in 2021.

• A crop of young congressional candidates in New York are seeking to overthrow the establishment elected officials.

Entertainment
• George and Amal Clooney donated $500,000 to support the “March for Our Lives”, while Oprah and Steven Spielberg will contribute as well.

• “This Is Us” star Sterling K. Brown and comedian Bill Hader are set to host “SNL” this March.

Buzzing Back

• In 1981 Dolly Parton cements her crossover success from country to pop as this song hits #1.

• In 1946 English actor Alan Rickman is born in London, England.  He played this character in the popular Harry Potter series.

Opinion
• The Daily News calls for an end to partisan gerrymandering and applauds the court’s newly-released map in Pennsylvania.

• The Post says with the de Blasio administration unable to find Carmen Farina’s replacement, students will hardly notice the difference.

In the Blogs
• Celebrate the Purim Carnival at the Central Queens Y this weekend in Forest Hills.

• Join Urban Park Rangers for a hike through the wonders of Forest Park on Friday.

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Scoreboard
• The Rangers (27-28-5), Islanders (29-26-6), Knicks (23-36), and Nets (19-40) are all off until Thursday.

• Lindsey Vonn won a bronze medal for downhill skiing in what is likely her last Olympic event.

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Black History Month Celebration: “United African Dance”  Sat Feb 24th 7:30pm  The dance troupe will showcase their signature libation, drumming and dance performance honoring their ancient ancestors.  $15-$25  Call 917-519-3425 for more information.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
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Real Estate
• The top Queens real estate loan from January was $300 million for the development replacing 5 Pointz in LIC.

• For Sale – Maspeth – New Listing!  One family attached brick home features 3 BRs, 2 full bath, LR, remodeled kitchen, DR, full basement, 1 car garage, driveway, nice sized yard.  Asking $778,888  The “A”Team  Jackie 917-952-2797 or Joe 917-952-2156

• For Sale – Middle Village - Large 1 family home offers LR, FDR, EIK & 1/2 bath on 1st flr, 3 BRs, full bath on 2nd flr.  Full basement, pvt yard.  Near all!  Asking $618,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• Sold – Flushing – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 427-square-foot condo at 133-36 41st Road for $359,800. Zillow.

Business News
• Walmart posted a drop in profit and online sales growth during the holiday season, spooking investors.

• Amazon employees accidentally hinted that their second headquarters could be in Arlington, Virginia.

Events
• Douglaston – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Animals Around the World. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Douglaston Pkwy.

• Astoria – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Mid-Winter Recess Family Workshop. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

 Floral Park – 2 p.m. – Farmy Flicks. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.

• Middle Village – 4 p.m. – Elected officials call for Christ the King HS to allow student Malcolm Xavier Combs to put his name on his senior sweatshirt. 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

• LIC – 6 p.m. – Queens County Young Democrats host “A Better Deal Town Hall”with Congressman Joseph Crowley. IBEW LIC Training Center, 48-40 34th St.

• Flushing – 6 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts Lunar New Year celebration. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Feminist Book Club Event: Women & Power. Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st St.

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Intersecting Identities. Astoria Performing Arts Center, 30-44 Crescent St.

• Glen Oaks – 7 p.m. – Improving Relationships and Behavior Through Motivational Communications. Zucker Hillside Hospital – Sloman Auditorium, 266th Street & 76th Ave.

• Glendale – 7 to 9 p.m. – NYC Craft Beer Week. Craft Culture, 59-04 Myrtle Ave.

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February 21st, 2018 at 2:58 pm

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