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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Clear. High of 66. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Monday night: Clear. Low of 50. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

 EVENT OF THE DAY: Free senior fitness classes at Queens parks

This fall, the CityParks Seniors Fitness program will offer free yoga instruction and tennis lessons at four Queens parks. The activities, which are open to New Yorkers 60 and older, begin the week of September 23 and will take place twice a week at each park through November 1. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Woman attacked by pit bull in Queens

A woman was hospitalized Sunday evening, after she was attacked by a pit bull belonging to a friend in Queens. Read more: CBS New York

NYPD steps up security in response to Kenya attack

The NYPD has heightened security at key locations around the city in response to the ongoing attack on a mall in Kenya that killed dozens, though officials say there are no specific threats to the city. Read more: NBC New York

Queens man To make 4th attempt to row across Atlantic

A Queens man said this weekend that he will once again attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean, in an effort to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. Read more: CBS New York

Woman attempts to enter 9/11 Memorial with loaded gun

On Sunday afternoon, a woman with a loaded gun attempted to enter the 9/11 Memorial. Read more: ABC New York

‘Modern Family,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ crowned at Emmys

The Emmys lived up to its reputation as the least predictable entertainment awards show. Read more: AP

 

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

 TODAY’S FORECAST 

Monday: Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 55. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 41. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Marking Spaces: New York City’s Landmark Historic Districts 

The NYC Landmarks Preservation Law, enacted by then Mayor Robert Wagner on April 19, 1965, protects the city’s architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings and sites. One of the best manifestations of the New York City landscape and the impact of landmarks is the Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum of Art. The new exhibition “Marking Spaces: New York City’s Landmark Historic Districts,” will have yellow flags placed on the model to identify the 109 historic districts throughout the five boroughs. On view through June 2. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own 

 7 Injured in  fire in Astoria, Queens

Seven people were injured late Sunday afternoon when a fire broke out in an Astoria, Queens apartment building. Read more: CBS New York

Man caught riding Long Island Rail Road train through Queens

Talk about a crazy commute. A reckless rider was spotted on top of a Long Island Rail Road train in Queens Sunday morning. Read more: New York Daily News 

Schumer opposes possible concealed weapon addition to gun control bill

As Washington lawmakers prepare to vote on expanded background checks for gun purchases, Senator Charles Schumer warned Sunday that a possible Republican amendment to a federal gun safety bill could force all states, including New York, to recognize all other states’ concealed-carry laws. Read more: NY1

9/11 memorial charging reservation fee

Visitors to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum must now pay a $2 service fee to reserve passes online or by phone. Read more: Fox New York/AP

New York’s ‘assault weapon’ registration to begin

Key measures of New York’s tough new gun law are set to kick in, with owners of guns now reclassified as assault weapons required to register the firearms and new limits on the number of bullets allowed in magazines. Read more: AP

Tight win for Chavez’s heir spells uncertainty for Venezuela

Late socialist leader Hugo Chavez’s chosen successor Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election by a whisker but now faces opposition protests plus a host of economic and political challenges in the OPEC nation. Read more: Reuters