Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST 

Friday: Partly cloudy. High of 91. Winds from the SW at 5 to 20 mph. Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low of 75. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: First Fridays at the Noguchi Museum

The Noguchi Museum offers extended evening hours on the first Friday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. First Friday programming includes “Center of Attention,” an extended conversation around a single work of art at 6 p.m., followed by a film presented in collaboration with the Architecture and Design Film Festival, at 7 p.m. First Fridays also feature pay-what-you-wish admission and a cash bar with wine and beer. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Retired firefighter saves tot from drowning death in Queens, Ny

A 22-month-old boy was rescued Thursday after almost drowning in a Queens, N.Y., pool, authorities said. Read more: New York Daily News

Statue of Liberty reopens 8 Months after Sandy

The Statue of Liberty finally reopened on the Fourth of July, months after superstorm Sandy swamped Liberty Island. Read more: NBC New York

New York City has highest cost of living in U.S. for families: report

There’s a price to pay for living in New York City: exactly double what it costs to have the same lifestyle in Marshall County, Miss. Read more: New York Daily News 

Chestnut wins 7th Coney Island Contest with record 69 dogs

Joey Chestnut downed 69 franks and devoured his own record in the men’s Fourth of July hot dog eating contest while Sonya Thomas defended her title in the women’s competition. Read more: NBC New York

Mandela on life support

Nelson Mandela is being kept alive by a breathing machine and faces “impending death,” court documents show. Read more: AP