A few notes:
- Seven year-old Astoria girl, Precise Tucker, who was put on life support after doing a prank and choking, died on Friday.
- Queensbridge-set film, Roxanne Roxanne debuted on Netflix this weekend and it is dope.
- City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer will be at LaGuardia Community College tomorrow for the opening reception of “The Lavender Line: Coming Out in Queens,” an exhibit on the last 25 years of LGBT activism in Queens.
- Queens restaurants are getting priced out to Brooklyn due to high rents and “cheap eats” expectations, Katie Honan explains for Eater.
More notes after the jump
- Rep. Carolyn Maloney and her West Side colleague Jerry Nadler, wrote a letter to the Federal Aviation Admin and the Nat. Transportation Safety Board addressing a whole bunch of concerns about helicopter tourism after the March 11 helicopter crash just north of Roosevelt Island. The reps, along with Nydia Velazquez are opposed to helicopter tourism, which also brings a lot of noise to the districts.
- Maloney also launched her breast cancer commemorative coin, which is pink and gold and cost $5, designed to raise funds for breast cancer.
- Up at Queens Day in Albany, Chocolate Factory Theater co-owner and CB2 2nd vice chair, Sheila Lewandowski, told Time Ledger that if her theater hadn’t secured a permanent home at 38-29 24th in industrial Dutch Kills, the site “would have become just another hotel.”
- Pix11 documented (and sort of added a layer to) some tasty cake drama in Astoria.