Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Headlines from around the web.


Tuesday: A mix of clouds and sun. High 69. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Low 46. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY:  A Colorful Expression of Mind

This art show features work by people diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. Spearheaded by Venture House, this exhibit includes paintings, sculptures, graphic art, and multimedia pieces. At the Queensborough Community College Art Gallery through June 30. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

At 111, oldest man in world lives on Upper West Side

He’s the oldest man in the world at 111 years young and he calls the Upper West Side home. Read more: ABC New York

Rent Guidelines Board considers rent freeze

The New York City Rent Guidelines Board has voted to consider 0 to 3 percent increases on one-year leases on rent-regulated apartments. Read more: Fox New York

Mayor de Blasio unveils affordable housing plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his ambitious $41 billion housing plan Monday, promising to embrace density, push developers to include homes for poorer residents and commit city funds to create enough housing over the next decade to house half a million people. Read more: NBC New York

GOP lawmakers mad over ‘hidden’ gun-control funding in state budget

Pro-gun GOP lawmakers are smoking mad that they voted for millions of dollars in funding for the SAFE Act — the state’s strict gun-control law — claiming they didn’t know the spending was hidden in state budget bills. Read more: New York Post

Study ranks New York as worst state for retiring

A new survey from Bankrate ranked New York state dead last on the list of places to retire. Read more: CBS New York