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Queens’ Morning Roundup

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morning roundup


Friday: Clear in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 55. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night: Clear. Low of 45. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Tango & Folklore the music and dance of Argentina

Come for a night of the best music from Argentina at the Centro Español De Nueva York in Astoria. The night will include dinner, a show and dance presentation. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

QPTV relents and decides to air debate between Queens Borough President candidates

Queens Public Television has finally decided to air a debate taped two weeks ago between Queens Borough President hopefuls Melinda Katz and Tony Arcabascio. Read more: New York Daily News

Nyad’s swim to fund therapy for Sandy victims in Rockaways, Staten Island

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad’s 48-hour swim earlier this month will fund art therapy and counseling programs in two New York City neighborhoods where residents are still recovering from Sandy. Read more: NBC New York

Barneys apologizes after racial profiling accusations

Barneys has issued an apology after coming under fire from at least two customers claiming racial profiling. Read more: ABC New York

Four charities agree to accelerate spending for Sandy relief efforts

Four charities that raised money for Superstorm Sandy relief efforts have agreed to either accelerate spending or kick in more cash as a result of negotiations with New York state. Read more:CBS New York/APReport: US monitored the phone calls of 35 world leaders

The United States monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders according to classified documents leaked by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden, Britain’s Guardian newspaper said on Thursday. Read more: Reuters