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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Friday: Partly cloudy. High of 72. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ESE in the afternoon. Friday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 59. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Untitled (As of Yet)

The Flux Factory in Long Island City will hold the opening reception for a group show, Untitled (As of Yet) at 6 p.m. This exhibition that runs through September 29 takes its point of departure from events that first appear to be catastrophic, but eventually open the door to new thoughts, practices and opportunities. Flux Factory invited 15 artists to respond to displacement and the breakdown of routine as fruitful phenomena, including a series of walks with strangers, an absurd symphony collectively performed by audience members using the homemade instruments and abstracted musical notations, and a drill for a traffic jam that transforms automobiles into a resource for survival in dire gridlock. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Woodhaven man killed by toy helicopter

A 19-year-old Woodhaven man was killed by his own toy helicopter in Brooklyn Thursday afternoon. Read more: The Queens Courier 

Bank bans hoodies, hats, sunglasses; some customers say it promotes racial profiling

Forget dye packs and silent alarms: One city bank hopes to thwart would-be bandits with a dress code. Read more: New York Daily News

Police investigate after child allegedly struck by Queens car 

Officials say a child is hospitalized with major head injuries, after being struck by a car in Queens on Thursday afternoon. Read more: NY1

NYC mayoral hopefuls hit stretch run before Tuesday’s primary

Time is running out for the city’s mayoral hopefuls to sway undecided voters. Read more: CBS New York

Driver arrested in 24-Minute Manhattan lap Internet video

Authorities have identified the driver who allegedly posted an Internet video of himself speeding around Manhattan in just over 24 minutes. Read more: NBC New York

President Obama, in Europe, still pursuing Syria support

President Barack Obama is using his last day in Europe to renew his quest for foreign support for a U.S. military strike in Syria. But three days after he left Washington, it’s unclear whether the global coalition the president has been seeking is any closer to becoming a reality. Read more: AP