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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

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

 

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Friday: Mostly cloudy skies. High near 40. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.Friday night: Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy after midnight. Low 29. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Panorama Challenge Trivia Night

Calling all geographical geeks and New York know-it-alls! Come to the recently reopened Queens Museum on Friday, March 7 from 7-10 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m.) to participate in the world’s only geographical trivia-based game night at the world’s largest panorama – The Panorama of the City of New York! The Panorama Challenge involves questions about assorted city landmarks, bridges, neighborhoods, parks and more. Participants will compete in teams of 10 (or so) and will play either as a Panorama Challenger or Panorama Pro team. The suggested admission fee is $15 with all proceeds going to support the City Reliquary Museum in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, dedicated to collecting NYC ephemera. A free shuttle will be traveling between the Museum and underneath the Mets-Willets Point No. 7 stop. For more information and instructions to reserve your team contact: matt@levysuniqueny.com. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Subway panhandler arrests triple under new police commissioner: NYPD

The number of people arrested for panhandling and peddling in the city’s subways has more than tripled so far this year compared with 2013, according the NYPD. Read more: NBC New York

Report: 28 Percent of Rikers inmate injuries by correction officers were ‘head shots’

An internal report indicated that nearly a third of Rikers Island inmates who said their visible injuries came at the hands of a correction officer last year had suffered a blow to the head. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Cardinal Dolan supports universal pre-k

New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan is pledging the support of the city’s Catholic schools to create universal pre-kindergarten. Read more: AP

State Sen. Brad Hoylman introduces bill to require ‘kill switch’ on all smartphones and tablets sold in New York

A Manhattan state senator wants all smartphones and tablets sold in New York to be equipped with a “kill switch” that makes them permanently inoperable if they are lost or stolen. Read more: New York Daily News

Atheists want ‘miracle cross’ removed from 9/11 Museum

American Atheists on Thursday asked an appeals court in New York to remove the “miracle cross” from the 9/11 Museum, where it was placed two years ago. Read more: Fox New York

 

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Friday: Sunny to partly cloudy. High 19. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy this evening with more clouds for overnight. Low around 15. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Alex Blake Quartet

Blake is a modern bass virtuoso recognized for his mastery of the classical upright bass and the electric bass. From classical fingering and guitar-like strumming of intricate melodic patterns to resounding slapping and vibrant staccatos, he produces a full range of harmonies and rhythms. Starts at 8 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., www.flushingtownhall.org.

Stable real estate prices hide big changes in many city neighborhoods

It felt like 2013 was a crazy year for real estate, with the flood of all-cash buyers, Billionaire’s Row on 57th St., shrinking inventory and skyrocketing prices. Read more: New York Daily News

$24 General Admission Price Set for NY 9/11 Museum

Adults who visit the Sept. 11 museum at the World Trade Center will be charged $24. Read more: NBC New York

Computer glitch halts Metro-North trains for nearly 2 hours

A computer glitch suspended Metro-North service systemwide on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines Thursday night, leaving all trains stranded for nearly two hours. Read more: CBS New York

Gillibrand pushes for paid family and medical leave for nominal cost to workers

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced legislation that would provide paid family and medical leave. Read more: CBS New York/AP

NYC’s top cop Bill Bratton joins Twitter

Top NYPD cop Bill Bratton sent his first tweet Thursday from @CommissBratton embracing social media — something his predecessor Ray Kelly shied away from. Read more: New York Post