Morning, queens! Here’s everything you need to know to start this day. Here’s what’s happening in Queens today.
First today’s weather:
Partly sunny and beautiful. High: 71 Low: 62.
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Here are the top three stories in Queens today:
- A group of neighbors attempts to raise $80,000 to save the Trylon Theater by a “Plea of Passion” to the worldwide Art Deco enthusiasts. The Theater in Rego Park is a historic theater that has been converted into a synagogue and is scheduled for demolition. The Trylon Theater was built in 1939 and named after the centerpiece of that year’s World’s Fair. This is just one of several Queens Boulevard buildings the developers are planning a 15-story luxury building. A petition to end the demolition has garnered over 4,200 signatures. (patch)
- For the first time ever, tThe average price for a gallon of regular gasoline passed the $5 mark in Queens on Thursday. The BP gas station in Long Island City listed $5.03 for a gallon of regular gasoline. According to AAA, the average price of regular gasoline in NYC is at an all-time high of $5.02 per gallon, with premium gas averaging $5.56 per gallon and $6.77 for diesel. (LIC post)
- An arrest was made almost two months after the brazen daylight beating that killed beloved NYC shopkeeper Arasb Shoughi. Authorities have arrested Rondolfo Lopez-Portillo, 48, of Queens for allegedly beating Shoughi so brutally at his Global Pawn store on Jamaica Avenue that cops initially thought he had been shot in the head. Lopez-Portillo faces murder, robbery and criminal firearms possession charges in the March 28 attack. (NBC New York)
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Today in Queens:
- Tiger Tales shadow puppet show – Virtual (4:00 p.m.)
- Freestyle comedyAt the Lic Tonsorial, 32-86 Steinway St (7:00 p.m.)
- The pointersAt the Bar Marseille (7:30 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- The NYPD is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing 10-year-old Queens boy. Marvin Bonilla was last seen leaving his home on Chandler Street around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday and walking east on Chandler Street towards Nameoke Avenue. (NBC New York)
- congratulations to Thomas Grech, President and CEO of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, who landed on City and State NY’s 2022 Queens Power 100! (Facebook)
- Queens Council On The Arts is hosting a Listening Tour! The council wants to hear the voices of the Queens community. Join them for their first tour stop on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register with the QR code under the link on Facebook. (Facebook)
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- 1st open day!! *By appointment only* Traditional Wolosoff Tudor in Forest Hills (May 21)
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- Local Musicians Team Up with Clean Rite Center and Subway Restaurants for Clothing Drive (May 21)
- Electronics Recycling Event, Saturday 21st, 10am – 2pm (21 May)
- 1st open day!! Forest Hills Tudor Townhouse Treasure (May 22)
- OANA Monthly Meeting (May 23)
- Emphasize the positive (May 28)
- The Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade (May 30)
- The Learning Experience – Summer Camp for Children Ages 2-10 LIMITED places available (May 31)
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That’s it for today! See you tomorrow morning for your next update.
— Miranda Fraraccio
About me: Miranda Fraraccio was born and raised in Rhode Island and now lives in New York. She is a staff writer for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners and is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she earned degrees in Writing & Rhetoric and Communication Studies. In her free time, she can be found traveling, drinking tea or photographing her neighborhood as a street photographer.