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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 81. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 62. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Moving the World to the 1964 World’s Fair

This photo exhibit will be on display at the AirTrain JFK Jamaica and Howard Beach stations until Nov. 12. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

State Controller Thomas DiNapoli to add anti-corruption division to office

State Controller Thomas DiNapoli is beefing up the anti-corruption efforts of his office. Read more: New York Daily News

NY to consider indoor e-cigarette ban

State lawmakers are looking at whether to include electronic cigarettes in New York’s indoor public smoking ban. Read more: NBC New York

Food truck permits issued in NYC flat over last few years

After years in the fast lane, the city’s food-truck industry is finding itself stuck in neutral, as owners look to move beyond the daily grind of gourmet street food for more stable and lucrative ventures like brick-and-mortar locations. Read more: New York Post

Sen. Charles Schumer calls for reward leading to kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the U.S. State Department to establish a reward for reliable information leading to the rescue of 276 missing girls in Nigeria. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Parking-ticket data can reveal hometown of driver: Pratt professor

Where drivers get parking tickets in the Big Apple says a lot about where they’re from. Read more: New York Post

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Tuesday: Sunny. High 24. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Clear skies. Low 12. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Entrepreneur Space Third Anniversary

Celebrate the E-Space and its clients. As a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair, the celebration will include Belgian waffles, which were introduced to the U.S. in 1964. Mariepaule Vermersch, who left Belgium to serve these waffles, will be on hand. Free. 6 pm to 8 pm. E-Space, 36-46-37th St., LIC. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

7 Suspects from New York City arrested in US-Italy mafia drug blitz

Seven suspects with links to the Gambino crime family were arrested in New York City overnight in a joint U.S.-Italian anti-Mafia blitz targeting a trans-Atlantic cocaine trafficking route, officials say. Read more: NBC New York

State Senate leaders split over de Blasio pre-K tax

A fight is brewing in Albany over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to fund universal pre-kindergarten. Read more: The Queens Courier

Alternate-side suspended, but tickets keep coming

Alternate-side parking suspensions have skyrocketed this year, but cops are writing tickets at nearly the same pace as in 2013 — and have even increased it in three boroughs. Read more: New York Post

Panel issues report on rollout of Common Core in New York

New York’s teachers should, for now, be able to argue against being fired on the basis of their students’ poor performance on state assessments aligned with new learning standards, a panel of education policy makers recommended Monday. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Former child star Shirley Temple dead at 85

Former Hollywood child star and “America’s little darling” Shirley Temple Black has died from natural causes in her California home late Monday night. Read more: ABC New York

 

Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Clear. High of 75. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph. Monday night: Clear. Low of 57. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the NE after midnight.

New York beaches open on Memorial Day despite Hurricane Sandy scars

Not all the repairs are finished, not all the sand is replaced and not every nearby business has recovered. Read more: ABC New York/AP

New York City launches nation’s largest bike share

New York City’s long-awaited and much-hyped bicycle-sharing program is finally set to begin. Read more: ABC New York

Suspect in Queens man’s kidnapping: “I made a mistake”

A man charged in the brazen abduction and brutal captivity of a Queens businessman says he “made a mistake” but he’s “not acriminal.” Read more: NBC New York

Poll: New Yorkers want more surveillance cameras

The NYPD’s eyes in the sky may be unpopular with some civil rights groups, but a recent poll found New Yorkers overwhelmingly would like to see an expansion of the number of surveillance cameras. Read more: CBS New York 

City set to collect $550 million in parking tickets this year: Report

Parking tickets may be the bane of New Yorkers’ existence, but for companies with large delivery fleets, the fines are just the cost of doing business. Read more: New York Daily News 

NY officials urge preparation for hurricane season

State officials are urging New York residents to prepare for hurricane season. Read more: NBC New York

 

Time running out on parking meters


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Cruisers of Queens, keep your quarters. The infamous blue muni-meters, sporadically popping up along sidewalks across the borough, may soon be the only way to keep pesky parking tickets at bay.

While many popular strips have ditched the vintage meters – including Steinway Street in Astoria – areas like Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach and Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills have yet to make the jump.

According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), they began retiring old-fashioned meters in the outer boroughs during the summer of 2011 while replacing them with new muni-meters — claiming all original parking meters inQueenswill be defunct by June 2012.

Several reports forewarning a possible raise in muni-meter parking prices — 25 cents garnering only 10 minutes instead of the current 15 — have local community board leaders worried.

“This community would not be supportive of a raise in prices,” said Community Board 1 district manager Lucille Hartmann, who added that she felt an increase in parking costs would be bad for businesses in the Astoria area.

Several small company owners across the borough are against changing the meters, fearing that this alteration could take away business.

Kanu Patel, the owner of a grocery store on Cross Bay Boulevard between 161st and 162nd Avenues is opposed to the muni-meter swap.

“There’s nowhere to park now. If they change the meters, the people won’t stop here,” said Patel. “People don’t want to park because the traffic cops are always out there checking the meter.”

Many other stores along Cross Bay Boulevard have private lots behind their shops, eliminating the owner’s worry.

The DOT claims muni-meters offer advantages over their predecessors, including the convenience of a “pay-and-display” system, the elimination of unnecessary sidewalk juggernauts and a possible increase in curbside parking space.

With additional reporting by David Beltran