Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 81. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 63. Winds less than 5 mph.
EVENT OF THE DAY: In Scena!
It’s the year of Italian culture in the U.S., and Mare Nostrum Elements joins forces with In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY to present three one-act plays by renowned author Mario Fratti. At the Secret Theatre in Long Island City, June 19-23. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own
City releases updated hurricane evacuation zones
The city has released an updated hurricane evacuation zone map that replaces Zones A, B and C with zones numbered one to six. Read more: The Queens Courier
Worker rescued from trench collapse in Kew Gardens
The FDNY rescued a construction worker in Kew Gardens Tuesday after he became trapped in a collapsed trench. Read more: The Queens Courier
Parents attempt to block new school from opening in Campus Magnet in Cambria Heights
Southeast Queens parents are attempting to block a plan to put a new school in a crowded Cambria Heights campus. Read more: New York Daily News
Civil rights groups sue NYPD over Muslim spying
The New York Police Department’s widespread spying programs directed at Muslims have undermined free worship by innocent people and should be declared unconstitutional, religious leaders and civil rights advocates said Tuesday after the filing of a federal lawsuit. Read more: CBS New York/AP
18 mayors: Limit use of food stamps to buy soda
The mayors of Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities are joining New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in reviving a push against letting food stamps be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks. Read more: NBC New York
NSA director says plot against Wall Street foiled
The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart of a debate over national security and personal privacy, officials said Tuesday at a rare open hearing on intelligence led by lawmakers sympathetic to the spying. Read more: AP