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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST 

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 84. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SSW in the afternoon. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 72. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: The Edge of Heaven

Socrates Sculpture Park and AT&T host an eight-week outdoor film festival that includes dance, food, musical performance and film. Food offerings include regional cuisine and films in their original language with English subtitles. The festival concludes this Wednesday with the film The Edge of Heaven, which explores the lives of six characters, including a female Kurdish political activist wanted by the authorities and Lotte, a naïve student who becomes sexually entangled with her. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Willets Point tenants offered rent subsidies to make way for mall next to Citi Field

Small businesses in the blighted area near Citi Field, where the Mets play, are being offered payment equal to a year’s rent if they vacate by the end of November to make way for a retail-and-entertainment mall. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Suspect in 2011 Queens barbecue shooting arrested in NC

A New York City man has been arrested in North Carolina in connection with a 2011 shooting at a Queens house party in which 11 people were wounded, including a 14-year-old girl who was struck in the back and paralyzed. Read more: NBC New York

Queens officials want cut of tourism revenue to help attract visitors 

Queens lawmaker has proposed giving the outer boroughs more money from the state hotel occupancy tax. Read more: CBS New York

Taxicab hits British tourist, severs her leg, in Midtown Manhattan: witnesses

A taxicab that swerved to avoid hitting a bike messenger struck a British tourist, severing her leg, before jumping a curb in busy midtown Manhattan, witnesses said. Read more: NBC New York

Proposal: 10 cent charge on plastic and paper bags

New legislation that is aimed to dramatically reduce bag use in New York City would put a $.10 surcharge on plastic or paper carry out bags at grocery and retail stores. Read more: Fox New York

WikiLeaks soldier Manning to learn his fate today

Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier convicted of the biggest breach of classified data in the nation’s history, will be told on Wednesday how much of his life will be spent in a military prison. Read more: Reuters