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Friday, April 6
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Orthodox Good Friday. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Rainy with a high of 56 degrees. Cloudy on Saturday with a high of 44. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a high of 45.

Top Stories
• The mother of Saheed Vassell criticized the NYPD for their “unjustified” shooting as hundreds mourned his death at a Brooklyn vigil.

• China vowed to fight the U.S. “at any cost” after Trump proposed another $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, escalating a possible trade war.

• MMA fighter Conor McGregor turned himself in to police after an altercation in which he threw a metal barricade at a bus.

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Jerry Drake & The Front Page Big Band   Fri Apr 6th  7pm  A 12-piece jazz band playing the best from the Big Band Era.  $10  The Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth
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Queens News
• The fiery five-car crash near JFK Airport killed a young, newly-engaged couple.

• New roof replacements have finally been completed at 65 buildings at the Queensbridge Houses.

• A star Queens teen is heading to her first baton twirling national championships in August.

Politics
• Even though the mayor isn’t there yet, First Lady Chirlane McCray says she supports legalizing marijuana.

• Challengers to the former IDC state senators are forging ahead with their races despite the group’s disbandment.

Entertainment
• Lorde apologized for her “poorly chosen” reference to Whitney Houston’s death in a bathtub in a now-deleted Instagram post.

• Amazon’s “Lord of the Rings” series will be five seasons and could cost up to $1 billion.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971  The Rolling Stones release this song, the first single on their own label, which introduces their infamous logo designed by John Pasche.

• In 1969 actor Paul Rudd is born in Passaic, New Jersey. In 1995, his made his acting debut in this horror movie.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the public should see raw, unedited footage of the shooting of Saheed Vassell from different angles.

• The Post urges de Blasio not to fire the city’s top watchdog particularly because of its independence.

In the Blogs
• Queens state lawmakers secured $50 million to improve outer borough transit.

• Southeast Queens officials are hosting an info session on zombie properties next week.

Trending in New York
• #InvasionOfPrivacy
• #Scandal
• The Monster
• Anna Wintour
• #CriticalRole

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (34-37-10) topped the rival Rangers (34-38-9), 2-1.

• The Nets (26-53) beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 119-111.

• The Mets (5-1) are off to a hot start, crushing the Washington Nationals, 8-2.

• The Yankees (4-3) fell to the Baltimore Orioles, 5-2.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (27-51) host the Miami Heat at 7:30 p.m.
• The Yankees continue their home stand against the O’s at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers finish their season on the road against the Philadelphia Flyers at 3 p.m.
• The Islanders travel to Detroit to take on the Red Wings at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks welcome the Milwaukee Bucks to MSG at 7:30 p.m.
• The Nets head to Chicago to play the Bulls. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
• The Mets take on the Nationals on the road. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Orioles for a 1:05 p.m. matinee.
Sunday
• The Mets conclude their series with the Nats at 8:08 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their four-game series with the Orioles at 1:05 p.m.

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Solar-Lunar Transcriptions  Sat Apr 7th – Sun Apr 15th 12-5pm  We are all affected by solar and lunar cycles.  Explore rhythms and patterns of the sun and moon through visual art, music and poetry.  $5 Suggested Donation.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Real Estate
• The Durst Organization’s LIC Clock residential building released its latest renderings with a curvy new look.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 8th 11:30am – 1:30pm 69-60 108th Street, #415, Forest Hills  Modern Design meets Pre-War Character!  Modern 2 BR, 2 bath co-op, updated, wood floors, SS appliances, terrace.  Pets OK.  Asking  $650,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

 OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 7th 12-3pm  80-31 Margaret Place, Glendale  Large 1 family brick  – move in ready!  LR, FDR, EIK, 3 BRs, 1.5 bath.  Full clean basement.  Porch, driveway, carport & yard.  Asking $699,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• Sold – Corona – A five-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,482-square-foot house at 104-32 41st Avenue for $772,500. Zillow.

Eating Out
• A veteran chef is opening a new 60-seat “new American” restaurant in LIC called Bellwether.

• The Boro Hotel in LIC is welcoming a new pizza option called Beebe’s.

Restaurant ABC’s – College Point
Grade A – Danny’s Steakhouse, 13-46 127th St. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Sabor Restaurant & Bakery, 15-20 College Point Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Lulu Seafood Restaurant, 20-07 127th St. – Live roaches, Food not protected from potential contamination.

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

• Flushing – 11 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella stands with residents to call on city to address hazardous trees. 47-11 167th St.

• Woodhaven – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Kids Weeks Queens: All About Insects. Forest Park Visitors Center, Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Dr.

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

• Flushing – 4 p.m. – Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce announces Final Four for 2018 Queens SOUP. Flushing Meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd.

• Rochdale Village – 6 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James attends Pastor Calvin Rice’s consecration service. New Jerusalem Worship Center, 122-05 Smith St.

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Public Advocate James speaks at NAACP Parkchester Branch Freedom Fund Awards Dinner. Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave.

• Maspeth – 7 p.m. – Jerry Drake & The Front Page Big Band. The Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.

• Corona – 7:30 p.m. – Much Ado About Nothing. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.

• Howard Beach – 9 p.m. – Public Advocate James attends Reverend Dr. Samuel Nicholas’ 60th birthday celebration. Russo’s on the Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd.

• Astoria – 9:15 p.m. – Origami Class. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Saturday
• Flushing - 9 a.m. – NYCRUNS Flushing Meadows 5K & 10K.  Meet at the Unisphere
• Glendale – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Art Show.  Glendale Methodist Church, 66-14 Central Avenue
• Astoria - 11 a.m. – Spring Recess Programs.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave
• Floral Park - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Children’s Carnival.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
• East Elmhurst – 11 a.m. – Congressman Joseph Crowley hosts town hall on gun safety. East Elmhurst Community Library, 95-06 Astoria Blvd.
• Flushing – Noon to 5 p.m. – Solar-Lunar Transcriptions.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd
• Corona – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – BodyTraffic.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
• Sunnyside – 2:30 p.m. – Our Invisible Neighbors – Author Talk & Book Signing.  Queens Library, 43-06 Greenpoint Ave
• Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd
Sunday
• Woodside - Midnight to 2 a.m. – Easter Night Religious Ceremony.  St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church, 48th Ave btwn 45th & 46th Street
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – Spring recess Programs.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave
• Floral Park - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Children’s Carnival.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
• Flushing – Noon to 5 p.m. – Solar-Lunar Transcriptions.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd
• Corona – 3 p.m.  – BodyTraffic.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – The Broadway Dolls!  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Desus & Mero Do NYC Tour.  Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Avenue
• Astoria – 8:30 p.m. – Musical Theatre Mayhem!  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue.

Written by QTadmin

April 8th, 2018 at 5:14 pm

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