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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST 

Tuesday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 86. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible. Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 75. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Invasive Pigments

A new exhibit opening at the Queens Botanical Garden on Tuesday, July 23, Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement. Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems. Free with Garden admission.  Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Southwest plane removed after nosedive at LaGuardia Airport

The Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 jet whose nose gear collapsed after landing at LaGuardia Airport Monday afternoon is being removed from the runway early Tuesday as the investigation into the incident moves forward. Read more: ABC New York

Queens man arrested for Facebook posts after Zimmerman verdict

George Zimmerman is free after killing Trayvon Martin. But a Queens man is in jail for what he posted on Facebook in response to last week’s not guilty verdict. Read more: WNYC

Hot dogs, pretzels, $7M in health violations offered by NYC street vendors

This number is truly sickening — scofflaw street food vendors, who ignore New York City fines and cleanliness all the same, owe the city more than $7 million. Read more: New York Daily News 

Tree lovers in mourning at the Evergreens Cemetery

Dozens of trees, some more than a century old, were cut down in the Evergreens Cemetery, a case of arborcide that leaves only an unsightly bald patch on the rolling hills of the celebrated boneyard. Read more: New York Daily News 

Report: Anti-Semitic incidents jumped in New York in 2012

New statistics Monday said the number of anti-Semitic incidents jumped in New York State last year, and the state ranks at the top of the nation for such acts. Read more: CBS New York

World awaits first glimpse of Kate and William’s royal baby boy

All eyes are glued Tuesday to the hospital where Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William welcomed their first child, as a joyful public waits for its first glimpse of the new royal heir. Read more: CNN

 

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 88. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the North in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60%. Monday night: Overcast with thunderstorms, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 75. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Family Movies in the Park

A Better Jamaica screens Sister Act. After witnessing a mob murder, Reno lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier trades her sequins and feathers for a rosary and a habit to go incognito as Sister Mary Clarence. She then transforms a horrible church choir into a performing dynamo and saves a parish from being demolished. Free at 8:30 p.m. at Cabbell Park. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Drowning man suffers heart attack, but is saved at Riis Park in Queens

A 55-year-old drowning man was pulled from the surf on a Queens beach and rushed to the hospital in cardiac arrest Sunday, officials said. Read more: New York Daily News

33 hurt in 22 weekend shootings in New York City

Police are looking into several shootings in Brooklyn and across New York City in what turned out to be a very violent weekend. Read more: ABC New York

MTA being pushed by Christine Quinn to speed up no-swipe cards as MetroCard replacement

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is pushing the MTA to speed up a delayed plan to let straphangers get on to subways without swiping MetroCards. Read more: New York Daily News

Kelly’s possible nomination as DHS meets some opposition

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly is a potential candidate for the Director of Homeland Security but some groups in the city oppose the idea. Read more: Fox New York

Royal baby: Prince William’s wife, Kate, in labor

Prince William’s wife, Kate, is in the early stages of labor in a private wing of a central London hospital, palace officials said Monday. Read more: AP