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Queens’ Morning Roundup

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morning roundup


Friday: Clear in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 55. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night: Clear. Low of 45. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Tango & Folklore the music and dance of Argentina

Come for a night of the best music from Argentina at the Centro Español De Nueva York in Astoria. The night will include dinner, a show and dance presentation. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

QPTV relents and decides to air debate between Queens Borough President candidates

Queens Public Television has finally decided to air a debate taped two weeks ago between Queens Borough President hopefuls Melinda Katz and Tony Arcabascio. Read more: New York Daily News

Nyad’s swim to fund therapy for Sandy victims in Rockaways, Staten Island

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad’s 48-hour swim earlier this month will fund art therapy and counseling programs in two New York City neighborhoods where residents are still recovering from Sandy. Read more: NBC New York

Barneys apologizes after racial profiling accusations

Barneys has issued an apology after coming under fire from at least two customers claiming racial profiling. Read more: ABC New York

Four charities agree to accelerate spending for Sandy relief efforts

Four charities that raised money for Superstorm Sandy relief efforts have agreed to either accelerate spending or kick in more cash as a result of negotiations with New York state. Read more:CBS New York/APReport: US monitored the phone calls of 35 world leaders

The United States monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders according to classified documents leaked by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden, Britain’s Guardian newspaper said on Thursday. Read more: Reuters

Queens’ Morning Roundup

| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup


Tuesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 68. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 55. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Open-Mic Storytelling Show at The Creek & the Cave

Every Tuesday at The Creek & the Cave, Jake Hart (The Moth, Nights of Our Lives, Local Stories) hosts an open-mic storytelling show from 7-9 p.m. No themes, no judges, and you get 8 minutes to tell whatever true story you want. Plus, special guest storytellers. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Diana Nyad to swim in Herald Square for Sandy recovery

A little more than a month after she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad will spend the next two days swimming at a popular Manhattan spot to raise money for Sandy recovery efforts. Read more: NBC New York

Biker charged for allegedly punching, kicking SUV driver

A biker allegedly seen on video punching and kicking the SUV driver after last weekend’s melee has been charged after being questioned by police. Read more: NBC New York

Baby Hope’s mother identified 22 years after her body was found in cooler

Police have finally identified the mother of Baby Hope, the little girl found murdered and stuffed in a cooler along the Henry Hudson Parkway in 1991, a law enforcement source said Tuesday. Read more: New York Daily News 

AARP survey shows widespread discrimination, hardship among NYC seniors

When New Yorkers over 55 lose their jobs, it takes them about four months longer to find a new one than their younger counterparts, according to a new study by AARP. Read more: CBS New York

Senate to vote on debt ceiling, challenging GOP to fillibuster showdown

Democrats controlling the Senate are planning to try to pass a stand-alone measure to increase the government’s borrowing cap, challenging Republicans to a filibuster showdown that could unnerve financial markets as the deadline to a first-ever default on U.S. obligations draws closer. Read more: AP