Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

Headlines from around the web.

TODAY’S FORECAST

Thursday: Partly cloudy skies this morning will become overcast during the afternoon. High near 45. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Showers early, then becoming foggy with light rain overnight. Low 38. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Celebrate Black History Month – George Washington Carver Workshop

Celebrate Black History Month and join the Queens Botanical Garden at its George Washington Carver Workshop at 1:30 p.m.  Dr. George Washington Carver made significant contributions in the field of botany.  Learn how plants played an important role in his early life and about his later achievements in botany, agriculture, botanical illustration, industrial engineering and medicine. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Sky’s the limit: Mayor de Blasio says he would OK affordable housing buildings at any size

Get ready for even taller skyscrapers and more densely packed neighborhoods. Read more: New York Daily News

Speeding taxi shut-off technology may not exist

City officials have no clue who will foot the bill to outfit taxis with a device to turn off the meter whenever the driver is speeding — and the technology may not even ­exist yet. Read more: New York Post

New York State eases requirements on some name changes for driver’s licenses

Changing your name on your driver’s license just got a lot easier for many New Yorkers. Read more: CBS New York

NYPD takes over enforcement of horse-drawn carriage rules

The NYPD has taken over enforcement of regulations for horse carriages, and a spokesman for the industry said he hopes they will go by the law and not by a plan to shut the industry down. Read more: CBS New York

Airlines warned about shoe bomb threat

The Homeland Security Department has warned airlines that terrorists could try to hide explosives in shoes. It’s the second time in less than three weeks that the government has issued a warning about possible attempts to smuggle explosives on a commercial jetliner. Read more: ABC New York