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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST 

Wednesday: Clear. High of 73. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 55. Winds less than 5 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Moving Screening at Laughing Devil Comedy Club

Long Island City’s Laughing Devil Comedy Club invites you to grab a bite, toss back a drink and enjoy the best in classic comedy films on our massive new screen. This Wednesday night’s movie is “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Anthrax scare at Queens Criminal Court after Tylenol sent as ‘joke’ arrives in powder form

A boneheaded prank by an assistant district attorney against a fellow prosecutor set off an Anthrax panic in Queens Criminal Court Tuesday, law enforcement sources said. Read more: New York Daily News

Judge: Rent Too High candidate goes on NYC ballot

A man who wants to run for mayor as the Rent is Too Damn High Party’s candidate should be on the general election ballot, a judge has decided. Read more: NBC New York

City Council bill would ban employers from Facebook friending job seekers, employees

Some City Council members are trying to make sure that you don’t have to be friends with your boss — at least not on Facebook. Read more:  New York Daily News

Some 4,500 cabbies with more than 6 points on their license still driving due to computer glitch

If you’ve ever wondered if your cab driver should be behind the wheel, the answer might well be no. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Humpback whales ‘hanging out’ near the Rockaways

Humpback whales have been spotted just a few hundred yards from the Queens shoreline. Read more: CBS New York

 Senator Cruz rails through night against Obamacare

Republican Senator Ted Cruz slogged into the second day of his marathon attack on Obamacare from the Senate floor on Wednesday, showing almost no signs of relenting after speaking for nearly 16 hours. Read more: Reuters 

 

‘Rent Is Too Damn High’ candidate Jimmy McMillan releases rap video in bid for mayor


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Video via Animal New York

Jimmy McMillan, the “Rent Is Too Damn High” candidate, is trying to rap his way to Gracie Mansion.

The 66 year-old, who ran for New York governor in 2010 and president in 2012, collaborated with Animal New York to “make an anthem” for his 2013 mayoral bid.

“Jimmy McMillan, the political candidate whose slogan represents the one issue that all New Yorkers can agree on–that the rent is too damn high–is running for mayor. ANIMAL isn’t in the business of endorsing candidates, but we did want to help him get that message out,” ANIMAL said on its website.

The anthem is featured in a music video with McMillan rapping in front of some of New York City’s most famous sites, including the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.


 

 

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