Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Headlines from around the web.


Thursday: Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High near 70. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Thursday night: Cloudy with occasional rain showers. Low 62. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Liz Santoro: Relative Collider

Liz Santoro has choreographed a dance performance inspired by the relative collider, a machine that offers the opportunity to see, to measure, to quantify, to exchange information between nervous systems. Like the rings of particle accelerators, its structure holds value only insofar as it allows for the creation of an experience and production of specific results.  Runs Wed-Sat through May 17 at The Chocolate Factory in LIC. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

New 9/11 museum to be officially dedicated Thursday morning; President Obama to attend

The ceremonial dedication of the 9/11 Museum and Memorial will take place in Lower Manhattan Thursday morning, and it serves as a somber reminder of the terror that occurred almost 13 years ago and the resilience of all New Yorkers. Read more: ABC New York

Report: NYC may make another pitch to host Summer Olympics

Mayor Bill de Blasio says he has not had “serious discussions” about New York making a bid to host the Olympic Games. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Shake Shack founder fires back: Our burgers aren’t to blame

Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer says it’s hard to believe his famous food caused a Mets player and a Phillies manager to get food poisoning. Read more: New York Post

City Council calls for end to Madison Square Garden tax breaks

The City Council passed a resolution Wednesday asking the State Legislature to eliminate a property tax exemption for Madison Square Garden. Read more: am New York

Leader of sex-slavery ring gets life in jail

A Queens man was sentenced to life behind bars Wednesday for running a sex-slavery ring that lured young Mexican women to the Big Apple and New Jersey and forced them into prostitution. Read more: New York Post