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Friday, March 9

Weather
• Partly cloudy Friday and Saturday, with a high of 43. Mostly sunny on Sunday. High of 43 degrees.

Top Stories
• President Trump has agreed to a sit-down meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to discuss denuclearization.

• Meanwhile, Trump announced the new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum would take effect in 15 days.

• On International Women’s Day, women from around the world protested against workplace harassment and sexual violence.

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Shamrocks & Clovers Paint Glass Night  Fri Mar 9th 7pm  Create your own St. Paddy’s day wine or pint glass. Includes a pint/glass of a beverage to enjoy while painting and light refreshments. Adults  $34  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston
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Queens News
• A Staten Island loan shark is accused of ordering the death of an Ozone Park businessman over an unpaid debt.

• A Woodhaven woman is accused of stealing and selling NYPD shields and other items.

• Queens tenants rallied against increases on rent-stabilized apartments and demanded another rent freeze.

Politics
• Local students criticized de Blasio for ignoring their concerns about school safety at a town hall on gun violence.

• Some LGBT politicians are warning Cynthia Nixon that they’ll stick to Andrew Cuomo even if she runs for governor.

Entertainment
• Michael B. Jordan’s production company will adopt an inclusion rider on all future projects.

• May the force be with Jon Favreau! The director is writing a Star Wars television series for Disney’s streaming service.

Buzzing Back

• In 1959 the Barbie doll makes her debut.  Look how she has changed over the years!

• In 1940 actor Raul Julia is born in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  You may remember him for playing this character in The Addams Family movies.

Opinion
• The Daily News says that a leader of Women’s March should be ousted for supporting the anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.

• The Post says kids are caught in the crossfire between Cuomo and de Blasio’s battles.

In the Blogs
• Author Crystal Wolfe is hosting talks about her book about the city’s homeless crisis in Woodside, Sunnyside and Middle Village.

• Resorts World Casino has opened its “A Queens View” photography exhibit.

Trending in New York
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#AllStars3
#Scandal
#AtlantaFX
#HTGAWM

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (30-32-6) fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-3.

• The Islanders (29-29-10) fell to the Edmonton Oilers in a shootout, 2-1.

• The Nets (21-45) topped the Charlotte Hornets, 125-111.

• St. John’s fell to top-seed Xavier, 88-60, in the Big East Tournament, concluding their wild season.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks take on the Bucks in Milwaukee. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers travel to Florida to take on the Panthers at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Islanders visit the Calgary Flames for a 7 p.m. matchup.
• The Knicks host the Toronto Raptors at the Garden for a 1 p.m. matinee.
• The Nets welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.

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Night at the Races  Fri Mar 9th  6:30pm  Enjoy a night of socializing & racing fun – Adults Only! Complimentary coffee, tea and dessert. Hot dogs, snacks, soda for sale.  Bring your own beverages/snacks.  $10  p/p  718-326-2185 or email [email protected]org  St. Stan’s School Gym, 61-17 Grand Avenue, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• These residential brokerages, led by E Realty International, are seeing the biggest growth in Queens.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Mar 11th 12:30-2:30pm  99-07 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills – Attached, 2 family brick townhouse w/ 3 BRs, 3 bath, renovated kitchens & bath.  Open layout, new electric, plumbing & boiler, garage and backyard.  Asking $1,199,000  Halstead Real Estate  718-520-0303

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Mar 11th 12-3pm  65-39 51st Road, Woodside – Corner brick, semi detached 2 family home features pvt driveway,  attached garage, balcony and backyard.  Asking $925,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – South Richmond Hill – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom house at 95-18 133rd Street for $725,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• DiWine Restaurant & Wine Bar in Astoria has a new brunch menu for the month of March.

• Eater lists the hottest restaurants in Queens for March 2018.

Restaurant ABC’s – Hillcrest
Grade A – Patty World, 89-59 164th St. – Hot food not held above 41 degrees.
Grade B – Dhaka Restaurant, 168-32 Hillside Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade C – Avenita Diner, 83-23 Parsons Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cross-contamination, Live roaches.

Events
Flushing8:30 a.m. – Queens Council on Developmental Disabilities host legislative breakfast. Queens College Student Union Building, 152-45 Melbourne Ave.

East Elmhurst10:30 a.m. – Chris Hart, former chair of National Transportation Safety Board, speaks at Vaughn College. 86-01 23rd Ave.

Bayside11:30 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella to criticize NYC Parks for response to tree survey. Avella’s district office, 38-50 Bell Blvd.

Astoria2 p.m. – Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, business leaders announce legislation to help small businesses hurt by MTA subway station closures. Irish Whiskey Bar, 28-48 31st St.

Flushing2 p.m. – State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Councilman Peter Koo call for expansion to SHSAT test prep. Stavisky’s district office, 142-29 37th Ave.

LIC2:30 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Gantry Parents Association call on DOT to implement traffic calming measures on Center Boulevard. 48th Ave. and Center Blvd.

Maspeth - 6:30 p.m. – Night at the Races.  St. Stan’s School Gym, 61-17 Grand Avenue

Douglaston7 p.m. – Shamrocks & Clovers Paint Glass Night.  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Douglaston Pkwy.

Saturday
Flushing10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – March Into Wellness.  Al Oerter Rec Center,131-40 Fowler Avenue
Flushing1 p.m. – The Dragon King.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Ridgewood1 to 5 p.m. – Early American Music & Art.  Onderdonk House,1820 Flushing Avenue
Flushing1:30 to 3:30 – Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark w/ Watercolor. Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue
• Flushing2 to 4 p.m. – The Art of Chinese Paper Cutting.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
Corona2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – The Mountaintop.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
Astoria3 p.m. – MidCentury Stereopanorama.  Q.E.D, 27-16 23rd Avenue
Whitestone5:30 p.m. – Pot Luck & Art.  Grace Church, 1415 Clintonville Street
Elmhurst8 p.m.Saturday Night Dances.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Bayside8 p.m. – Kim Russo – The Happy Medium.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside8:30 p.m. – “Beau Jest”.  Theatre by the Bay, 13-00 209th Street
Sunday
Glendale9 a.m. to Noon – Allied Veteran’s Breakfast.  American Legion Post $1815, 68-01 Cooper Avenue
Forest Hills10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.  Our Lady of Mercy Church, 7001 Kessel Street
Flushing - Noon to 3 p.m. – She’s On Point! Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue
Kew Gardens Hills1 p.m. – The Seuss-A-Thon Celebration.  Queens Library, 72-33 Vleigh Place
Forest Hills2:30 to 5 p.m. – 7th Annual Taste of the World International Food Festival.  Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, 72nd Rd off Austin Street
Bayside3 p.m. – A Twist of Lemmon.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue
• Corona3 p.m.  – The Mountaintop.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
• Bayside3 p.m. – “Beau Jest”.  Theatre by the Bay, 13-00 209th Street.

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March 9th, 2018 at 1:02 pm

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