Friday: Rain showers this morning with overcast skies during the afternoon hours. High 62. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Friday night: Showers this evening with drizzle and fog overnight. Low 56F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
EVENT OF THE DAY: Boogie Stomp!
Variations Theatre Group presents Boogie Stomp!, a theatrical evening starring two of the greatest jazz/boogie/stride/blues pianists in the world, Bob Baldori and Arthur Migliazza. Through May 31 at The Chain Theatre in Long Island City. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own
Retired FDNY chief, Queens resident to be named fire commissioner: reports
A retired FDNY chief and Queens resident has been tapped to lead the city’s fire department, according to published reports. Read more: The Queens Courier
Cops looking for suspect who groped teens, women in western Queens
A man is wanted for inappropriately touching two teens and two women in Woodside and Astoria Tuesday morning, police said. Read more: The Queens Courier
NYPD stop-and-frisks fall in 2014: report
Stop-and-frisks in the first quarter of the year have dropped nearly 86 percent compared to the same time period in 2013, according to published reports. Read more: NBC New York
Prosecutor: Queens teen high, speeding in fatal Southern State Parkway crash
A Queens teenager was high on marijuana and speeding when he slammed into a tree, splitting his new car in two and killing four of his friends, a defense attorney conceded Thursday, but he insisted pot was not the reason for the crash. Read more: CBS New York
Scammers use hit-run victim to set up fake charity site
The parents of a 9-year-old girl killed by a hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn on Sunday suffered another blow this week when shameless scammers used their dead daughter’s name to set up a fake charity website to collect money in their name, according to a new report. Read more: New York Post