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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

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

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST 

Monday: Sunny to partly cloudy. High 67. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 46F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Zimriyah Israel Independence Day Celebration

Please join the Forest Hills Jewish Center for its annual Yom Ha’Atzmaut Zimriyah, on Monday at 7:30 p.m. The annual program is sponsored by the Avidor family in loving memory of Arie Avidor, and will feature a tribute to the music of Arik Einstein. The program will begin with evening prayer services and will include Israeli-style café foods. This program is free of charge. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Ex-NYPD cop from Queens arrested for Brooklyn anti-Semitic graffiti

A Queens man, who reportedly once worked as an NYPD officer, has been arrested for allegedly leaving anti-Semitic graffiti on buildings and vehicles in Borough Park, Brooklyn. Read more: The Queens Courier

Mayor de Blasio to announce affordable housing plan

New Yorkers are set to hear how Mayor de Blasio plans to achieve an ambitious goal: building or preserving 200,000 affordable homes over the next 10 years. Read more: NBC New York

Schumer calls for powdered alcohol ban

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Food and Drug Administration to prevent a powdered alcohol from reaching store shelves this fall, saying that it would become “the Kool-Aid of teen binge drinking.” Read more: Fox New York

Norwegian cruise ship tugged to pier after docking trouble in Manhattan

It is not the way you want to wrap up your vacation – in the hallways of a cruise ship hearing the captain saying that there are technical problems and strong currents. Read more: ABC New York

Former Knick World Peace wants legal battle against ex in Queens

Former Knick Metta World Peace wants to bring the legal battle against his ex over tuition for their son’s private school to his home court. Read more: New York Post