Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Thursday: Partly cloudy. High of 41. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 27 with a windchill as low as 16. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Totem by Cirque du Soleil

Totem by Cirque du Soleil traces the journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage with an international cast of 52 from 19 different countries. At Citi Field from March 14 to April 7. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Man arrested in Queens stun gun sex assault case

A Greek man has been arrested on charges he used a stun gun to subdue his ex-girlfriend and sexually assault her in her Queens apartment. Read more: NBC New York

Fake community board website stirs up touchy issues in western Queens

A website masquerading as a Queens community board’s online page is dredging up touchy topics among Astoria residents. Read more: New York Daily News

Parks Department finds new operator for Patrizia’s of Bayside

Patrizia’s of Bayside, the former site of Caffe on the Green and Valentino’s on the Green, has found a new operator, according to Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski. Read more: The Queens Courier

New York City’s appeal of soda ban ruling to be heard in June

The legal battle over New York City’s ban of large sugary drinks is set to continue in early June, after a New York appellate court agreed on Wednesday to hear the city’s appeal of a ruling that struck down the new law. Read more: Reuters

Argentinians in New York proud of new pope

Latin America is bursting with pride over the announcement that one of their own is now pope, and so are Argentinians in New York City. Read more: ABC New York

Pope Francis’ humility: stops by hotel to get bags

Pope Francis put his humility on display during his first day as pontiff Thursday, stopping by his hotel to pick up his luggage and praying like a pilgrim before a beloved shrine in a decidedly different style for the papacy usually ensconced inside the frescoed halls of the Vatican. Read more: AP