Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

Headlines from around the web.

TODAY’S FORECAST 

Friday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 72. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Friday night: Overcast in the evening, then clear. Low of 59. Winds less than 5 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Couperin & Eau de Vie: Brooklyn Baroque

Brooklyn Baroque, featuring cellist David Bakamjian, flutist Andrew Bolotowsky and harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky, performs chamber music by the French composer François Couperin at the King Manor Museum. Sample fruit brandy and hard cider similar to those in Rufus King’s wine cellar. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Queens residents living in flooded homes as they wait for NYCHA repairs

Some residents at a Queens apartment building say they’ve been complaining to their landlord for months about water, bugs and mold. Read more: CBS New York

Chinese immigrant alleges cops beat him in Queens park

A Chinese immigrant living here illegally is suing three city cops, saying they beat him mercilessly in a Queens park, his lawyer said. Read more: New York Daily News

UFT survey: hundreds of thousands of kids in overcrowded classrooms

A teachers union survey found that nearly one in four New York City public school students – more than 230,000 kids – is in a crowded classroom. Read more: CBS New York

Mayor: NYC’s air is cleaner

New York City’s air quality has reached the cleanest levels in more than 50 years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday. Read more: Fox New York

Preparing for shutdown, government plans furloughs

More than a third of federal workers would be told to stay home if the government shuts down, forcing the closure of national parks from California to Maine and all the Smithsonian museums in the nation’s capital. Workers at the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs wouldn’t be around to process visa and passport applications, complicating the travel plans of hundreds of thousands. Read more: AP