The NYPA award-winning Morning BUZZ: In 3 minutes – top 20 news items in 20 words or less at 8 a.m. daily.
Friday, July 25
• Sunny with a high of 84.
• An Air Algerie flight that went missing over Mali crashed with no survivors, according to French President Francois Hollande.
• As Secretary of State John Kerry struggles to establish a cease-fire in Gaza, Palestinians have declared a day of rage.
• Cops have found DNA evidence on the bleached white flags hoisted above the Brooklyn Bridge that they believe will lead them to the perpetrators.
World’s Fair Play Festival – July 25th - 27th (Check website for performance times) A presentation of ten original ten-minute plays inspired by the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fair. $18 Queens Theatre – Flushing Meadows Corona Park www.queenstheatre.org
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• A Queens mother was horrified to find her missing 16-year-old daughter, a sex traffickingvictim, is selling sex on CraigsList.
• A Whitestone resident is fighting to save a seawall that he says saved his and many other homes during Hurricane Sandy.
• Enjoy it while it lasts, because the days of the Rockaway Ferry are numbered.
• Even though Alec Baldwin refused to apologize to the cops who arrested him forriding his bike the wrong way, he was pardoned.
• The new trailer for 50 Shades of Grey is leaving much to be desired for some reviewers.
• NY Times speaks up about the rising death toll in Gaza.
• NY Post says that an independent investigator is not the answer in IRS hearings.
• After a devastating 9-1 loss to the Brewers last night, the Mets will face the team again tonight at 8:10 p.m. in Milwaukee.
• The Yankees finished out their series against the Rangers with a 4-2 win yesterday. Tonight, the team will face the Blue Jays at home, first pitch at 7:05 p.m.
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Thunderbird American Indian Pow-Wow - Fri 7/25 – Sun 7/27 (Check website for performance times) New York City’s oldest and largest pow wow. Queens Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park www.queensfarm.org
• Latest news – A new development may be in the works at Crescent Street and 42 Roadnear Queens Plaza in LIC.
• For sale – Richmond Hill – Six-bedroom, three-bath, Victorian home with a wrap around front porch. Asking $720,000.
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• For sale – Forest Hills – One-bedroom, one-bath, 700-square-foot co-op. Asking $175,000.
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• Sold – A four-bedroom, one-bathroom, detached 1,408 sq. ft. home at 9011 198 St. in Jamaica for $475,000.
Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• A mysterious art installation has popped up on North Brother Island.
• A Manhattan gallery is drawing criticism for putting a photo of a man’s full monty in their front window.
Grade: A - Sunnyside - El Buen Sabor Bakery
Grade: B - Flushing - Shanghai Tide - Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas; Live roaches in facility’s food and/or non-food areas; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use; Facility not vermin-proof.
Grade: C - Jackson Heights - Pollos a la Brasa Mario - Hot food items not held at or above 140 degrees; Cold food items held about 41 degrees; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-related (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas; Facility not vermin-proof.
• Rockaway - 11 a.m. - Parks Department opens new amusement park-themed playground. Beach Channel Playground, Beach 79th St. Between Beach Channel Dr. & Rockaway Beach Blvd.
• Long Island City - 11:30 a.m. - Urban Upbound and elected officials protest hotel reneging on deal to hire in the local community. Mayflower Hotel, 12th St. Between 38th & 40th Avenues.
• Corona - 6 to 8 p.m. - Seeds of Talent Audition. Dominico American Society of Queens, 40-27 97th St.
• Rockaway - 7 to 9 p.m. - A Beatles cover band plays a live concert at the beach. Beach 108 Street on the Boardwalk.
• Rego Park - 7:30 p.m. - Hip to Hip Theatre performs the slapstick comedy Two Gentlemen of Verona. 93-29 Queens Blvd.
• Corona - 8 p.m. - World’s Fair Play Festival. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S.
• Jamaica - 8 p.m. - Screening of Godzilla as part of the Classic Monster Film Fridays series. Rufus King Park, Jamaica Avenue at 153 Street.
• Jackson Heights - All day – FLIC NIC event as part of the Queens World Film Festival. Travers Park, 78th Street and 34th Avenue.
• Sunset Park - 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Local Food and Recycling at Sunset Park Greenmarket. Fourth Avenue betweenn 59th and 60th streets.
• Ridgewood - 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Feral/Stray/Community Cats & TNR, Class/Workshop/Webinar. Ridgewood library branch, 20-12 Madison St.
• Rego Park – 1 p.m. Candy Twisted Balloon Show. Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Sunnyside - 1 to 6 p.m. - Children’s Arts and Crafts Fair. Sunnyside Arch, 46th Street between Greenpoint Avenue and Queens Boulevard.
• LIC - 1 p.m. - Screening of the 75-year-old film Wizard of Oz. Greater Astoria Historical Society Quinn Building at 3520 Broadway, fourth floor.
• St. Albans - 7:30 p.m. - Hip to Hip Theatre presents King Cymbelline at St. Albans Park. Merrick and Linden boulevards.
• Richmond Hill - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Richmond Hill Flea Market. 117-09 Hillside Ave.
• Jamaica - 11 a.m. - Press conference to announced the 19th Annual Jamaica Arts & Music Festival. City Rib, 89-14 Parsons Blvd.
• Flushing - 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. - A Taste of Italy Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Avenue
• Flushing - 6:15 p.m. - Music in the Garden: Alicia Svigals & Friends. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.