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Wednesday, April 4

Weather
• Cloudy and windy with periods of rain. High of 63 degrees.

Top Stories
• A shooter wounded three people and fatally shot herself at YouTube headquarters in a possible domestic dispute.

• Robert Mueller told Trump’s attorneys the president is still under investigation, but is not considered a criminal target.

• The de Blasio administration may ditch the BQX streetcar project if a study finds it won’t pay for itself.

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The Broadway Dolls!  Sun Apr 8th  3pm  A celebration of Broadway music, rock n’ roll and 60’s girl groups, a truly unique live theatrical experience.  $35-$45  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside
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Queens News
• A Queens stepdad was charged with murder for killing a 3-year-old girl after she suffered a brutal beating in their apartment.

• Queens activists are celebrating federal legislation that directs the FAA to examine airplane noise measurements.

• Target is opening new small-format stores, including in Astoria and Jackson Heights.

Politics
• New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit to stop the U.S. Census from asking about citizenship.

• Andrew Cuomo thinks he’s the most accomplished governor in modern American history.

Entertainment
• Cardi B will co-host “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon on April 9.

• “Black Panther” has topped “Jurassic World” as the fourth-highest grossing movie of all time in the U.S.

Buzzing Back

• In 1968 Martin Luther King Jr is shot by this man from a nearby hotel.  He died an hour later at the age of 27. He is remembered most for this speech.

• In 1965 actor Robert Downey Jr. is born in NYC, New York.  He began acting at the age of five when he played a puppy in this film, which was directed by his father Robert Downey, Sr.

Opinion
• The Daily News says King’s legacy endures in modern-day movements for equality and justice.

• The Post says the independent monitor overseeing NYCHA will be a win for public housing tenants.

In the Blogs
• The borough president recommended against a zoning application for a Glendale medical facility.

• Community Board 1 is launching a survey of Ravenswood residents and businesses.

Trending in New York
• East
• Phillies
• #LegionFX
• Matt Harvey
• #CHLive

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (34-37-9) fell to the New Jersey Devils, 5-2.

• The Islanders (33-37-10) topped the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-4.

• The Knicks (27-51) were crushed by the Orlando Magic, 97-73.

• The Nets (25-52) were blown out by the Philadelphia 76ers, 121-95.

• The Yankees (3-2) win their home opener, 11-4. They face the Rays again at Yankee Stadium. First pitch at 1:05 p.m.

• The Mets (3-1) blanked the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-0. They host the Phillies to wrap up their series at 1:10 p.m.

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NYCRUNS Flushing Meadows 5K & 10K  Sat Apr 7th  9am This course welcomes runners of all levels and the post-race spread (including NYC’s finest bagels!) beckons all at the finish of the race.  Register here.   Meet at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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Real Estate
• The Kaufman Organization signed a 99-year ground lease for an industrial building in LIC that will be converted into office space.

• For Sale –  Middle Village North – One family brick has 3 BRs, full finished basement w/ full bath, 1/2 bath on 1st flr.  Great view of the city!  Move  in condition.  Asking $758,000  Lou Pastorini  917-797-7567

• For Sale - 63-35 60th Place, Ridgewood – Fully renovated 2 family brick on 3 levels.  Corner property, detached 2 car garage, small yard.  Ready to move in!  Asking $1,499,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Whitestone – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000-square-foot house at 167-05 12th Avenue for $245,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Spotify went public and opened for trading at $165.90 per share, landing at a valuation of $30 billion.

• Hershey Company is spending $500 million to make its iconic chocolate Kisses more sustainable.

Events
• Middle Village – 10:30 a.m. – Storytime: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.  Queens Library, 72-31 Metropolitan Ave.

• Astoria – 11 a.m. – Spring Recess Programs. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• Jamaica – 1 p.m. – Movie Screening: “In Remembrance of Martin.” Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Flushing – 1 to 4 p.m. – Spring Break Activities. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

• South Hollis – 2 p.m. – Remembering Dr. King. Queens Library, 204-01 Hollis Ave.

• Flushing - 3 p.m. – Storytime: Remembering Dr. King. Queens Library, 155-06 Roosevelt Ave.

• Sunnyside – 3 p.m. – Story & Craft Time: Remembering Dr. King. Queens Library, 43-06 Greenpoint Ave.

• So. Ozone Park – 3:30 p.m. – Storytime: Remembering Dr. King. Queens Library, 128-16 Rockaway Blvd.

• Cambria Heights – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Queens elected officials partner with OATH to host “What To Do If You Get A Summons” town hall. Community Bridge Home, 120-50 Springfield Blvd.

• Woodside – 7 p.m. – Project for Living Artists. Project Life Center, 38-02 61st St.

 Whitestone – 8 p.m. – Special East Concert: Handel’s Messiah Part 3. Moakyang Presbyterian Church, 12-25 Clintonville St.

Written by QTadmin

April 8th, 2018 at 4:31 pm

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