Queens Morning Roundup

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Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 47. North wind around 7 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Light and variable wind.

EVENT of the DAY: A Showcase of Artists You Should Know

More than a dozen New York artists showcase their unique styles from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free and proceeds from the cash bar will go to the United Way of New York’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Police grill suspect in brutal Midtown murder

Cops picked up a suspect today in connection to the execution-style slaying of a Los Angeles man in broad daylight in midtown Manhattan, law enforcement sources told The Post. The man was taken into custody for questioning this afternoon in the Rosedale neighborhood of Queens, sources said. He’s one of several persons of interest that police want to speak with. Read more: NY Post

Bieber Madison Square Garden murder plot foiled

Cops foiled a wild murder plot hatched by two New Mexico men who planned to castrate and murder Justin Bieber, it was revealed today. The men, Mark Staake and his nephew Tanner Ruane, planned to kill Bieber and his bodyguard during a show the singing sensation was to perform at Madison Square Garden. Read more: Daily News

An All-Star Concert in Reply to a Storm

There were the Rolling Stones. There were Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Bon Jovi. There were the Who and Eric Clapton. The two surviving members of Nirvana reunited to sing with Paul McCartney. And there, too, amid all the aging rockers, were Kanye West and Alicia Keys. Read more: NY Times

Suspect in murders of both mother and father says he didn’t do it

The DNA under his mom’s fingernails wasn’t evidence of murder — it was merely motherly love. Wednesday’s arraignment of the 36-year-old problem child accused of killing his mother and father in separate incidents a year apart revealed the murderer’s chilling alibi when investigators first closed in. Read more: Daily News

Relief on the way for flood-prone areas of Queens

Relief may finally be on the way for some flood-prone areas of Queens. The city Department of Environmental Protection has approved two capital projects to help drainage in Middle Village, Maspeth and Glendale. Read more: Daily News

Sandy victims in city can now apply for food aid

Applications are now being accepted for Federal Disaster Food aid. Residents living in eligible zip codes can apply for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or “D-SNAP” through next Tuesday. Read more: NY1