Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Health Department threatens shutdown of COVID hotspots; Asian man attacked by group of five in Flushing

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Friday, September 25

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 81 degrees.

Top Stories
• Calls mount from activists and politicians for more information on how a grand jury decided not to charge Louisville policemen in the killing of Breonna Taylor

• John Burns stepped down from his job as first deputy commissioner at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings after a harassment probe.

• The NYC Health Department threatened to shut non-essential businesses and limit gatherings in the city’s coronavirus hotspots if cases continue to rise.

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Queens News
• A group of five men assaulted an Asian man on 32nd Street in Flushing.

• In a confession call to 911, a man admitted to stabbing his wife to death insidetheir home in the Rockaways.

• A man was arrested after driving off with one of Queens Community House’smeal delivery vans.

Politics
• Though President Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses, his team is carefully developing plans for a smooth transition.

• Meet Amy Coney Barrett, the frontrunner for Trump’s Supreme Courtnomination.

Entertainment
• Singer Zayn Malik and model Gigi Hadid have welcomed a daughter together.

• Hulu is apologizing after promoting a Breonna Taylor documentary while news broke about indictments in her case.

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Queens Get Counted! Sat Sept 26th 12-4pm 2020 Census event and School Backpack Drive for Local Pantries. Join us as we make sure Queens gets counted! Please bring a new/gently used school backpack, notebooks, pencils, and crayons for local children who are in need of school supplies. Hosted by Sunnyside Shines.  46-01 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside
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Buzzing Back

• In 1973 The Rolling Stones‘ “Goats Head Soup” album turns Gold on the strength of this single.

• In 1983 TV actor Donald Glover at born in Edwards Air Force Base, CA. Under this alias rapper name, he gained widespread attention for this hit song, after it debuted on  SNL. 

Opinion
• USA Today argues U.S. Supreme Court justices should have term limits.

•  In wake of the decision not to charge Louisville officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death, the NY Times says it hurts to keep hoping for justice.

In the Blogs
• The Queens Memory Project will celebrate its 10-year anniversary next weekwith a Facebook Live event.

• Astoria Council Member Costa Constantinides introduced a number of bills that he says will make New York a greener, storm-resilient city.

Trending in New York
• Tory
• KACEY
• Da’Vonne
• Gmail
• Whole Foods

Scoreboard
• The Mets (26-31) topped the Washington Nationals, 3 to 2.

• The Yankees (32-25) fell to the Toronto Blue Jays, 1 to 4.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets face the Nationals at 6 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Miami Marlins at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• The Yankees face the Marlins at 1 p.m.
• The Mets take on the Nationals at 6 p.m.
• UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa. Main Card starts at 10 p.m.
Sunday
• The Giants (0-2) host the San Francisco 49ers at 1 p.m.
• The Mets play the Nationals at 3 p.m.
• The Yankees round out their series with the Marlins at 3 p.m.
• The Jets (0-2) take on the Indianapolis Colts at 4 p.m.

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Real Estate
• The affordable housing lottery has opened for TF Cornerstone’s two-tower development that is part of the Hunters Point South 5,000-unit mega plan.

OPEN HOUSE – Fri Sept 25th 4-6pm. 85-58 67th Road, Rego Park - 20′ wide one family attached brick, 2 story home offers 3 BRs, 2 bath, hardwood floors, LR, FDR, EIK, full finished basement, private yard, attached 1 car garage.  Close to transportation shopping & Juniper Valley Park.  $778,000. Eliot Hill Realty. 917-209-5686

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 26th 12-2pm – 63-93 Woodhaven Blvd, #4F, Rego Park – 1 BR condo in move in condition. Beautiful wood floors, laundry room, storage available for monthly fee.  Waiting list for parking garage.  Yvette Castro @ O’Kane Realty. 917-324-2655

• Sold – Jamaica – A five-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,000 square foot townhouse at 95-27 148th St. for $642,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• From birria tacos to Hong Kong style roast pork, here are 13 Queens restaurants where you can enjoy great outdoor dining.

• Flushing’s Kyuramen has reopened with private curbside dining rooms, just in time for ramen season.

Restaurant ABC’s – College Point
Grade A – Ole Mexican Grille, 12611 15th Ave. Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Food not cooled by an approved method.
Grade B – Sal’s Pizza, 20-07 127th St. Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
Grade C – J & K Gourmet, 2302 College Point Blvd. Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Hand wash sign not posted.

Events
• LIC – 4 to 7 p.m. – Creating a Wildflower Meadow in LIC – Plant Day #2. 48th Avenue & Center Blvd.

Corona - 8 p.m. – Queens Drive-In: Mangrove.  $45 per car. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street

Saturday

Woodhaven – 9 a.m. – Woodhaven Residents Block Association Food Distribution. Reserve your box -call 718-296-3735 or email.

Richmond Hill -  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  – Forest Park Farms.  Giving Residents access to fresh fruit & vegetables. Buddy Monument, Myrtle Ave & Park Lane South

LIC – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Creating a Wildflower Meadow in LIC – Mulching, View of new LIC mural & shoreline walking tour.  RSVP.  48th Avenue & Center Blvd.
Howard Beach – 12 to 2 p.m. – Joe Addabbo’s Annual Veterans BBQ.  Reservations required – call 718-738-1111. Howard Beach Motor Club, 59 Russell Street
Sunnyside - 12 to 4 p.m. – Queens Gets Counted! Census event and School Backpack Drive for local pantries.  Sunnyside Shines, 46-01 Queens Blvd
Corona - 12 to 5 p.m.  Queens Gets Counted.  Queens Museum & Various locations throughout the park.  Click here.
Richmond Hill – 1 to 5p.m. – 2020 Census Queens Gets Counted! Rally and Outreach. Intersection of Lefferts Blvd. and Liberty Ave.
Maspeth – 1 to 4 p.m. – Free Paper Shredding.  VIN etching by NYPD.  Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th Street
7 p.m. –  Love African Style.  A funny & moving journal.  Free – RSVP.  Presented by Queens Theatre.
7 p.m.  – George Bugatti “Hollywood’s Hippest Crooner”. Free!  Presented by Queensborough Performing Arts Center
Corona – 8 p.m. – Queens Drive-In: Nomadland. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street. SOLD OUT 
8 p.m. - Farm Aid 2020 On The Road starring Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp & Dave Matthews.  Donate HERE.  Watch HERE.

Sunday
Woodhaven – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Fall Community Recycling Event.  Forest Park Bandshell Parking Lot.
Floral Park - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – September Sundays – created to provide farm-fresh entertainment!  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Jamaica - Noon to 1:30 p.m. – Free Flu Shots – 18 years or older. RSVP.  New Hope Church of Jamaica, 167-24 118th Avenue

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September 25th, 2020 at 9:08 am

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Morning Buzz: Two cops shot in Louisville protests, Foot traffic down over 90 percent in three Queens retail districts

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Thursday, September 24

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 79 degrees.

Top Stories
• Two officers were shot in Louisville during protests after only one of the cops involved in the death of Breonna Taylor was indicted.

• Meanwhile, protests broke out in Manhattan and outside the Barclays Center after the grand jury’s decision was announced.

• Three MTA workers allegedly boozed, napped and watched TV in a secret man cave they built underneath the tracks at Grand Central Terminal.

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Queens News
• Foot traffic along three Queens retail strips was down over 90 percent in August 2020 versus August 2019, according to recently released data.

• A man was shot and killed in Far Rockaway yesterday as the neighborhood sees a spike in crime.

• An Astoria woman has taken it upon herself to help 120 immigrants facing deportation with legal bills and living expenses.

Politics
• Meet Zohran Mamdani, Astoria’s newest representative and an avowedsocialist.

• President Donald Trump called the grand jury’s decision to only indict one of the cops in the death of Breonna Taylor “really brilliant.”

Entertainment
• “Cake Boss” star Buddy Valastro mangled his hand in an accident in his home bowling alley.

• Here’s the best movies and shows disappearing from Netflix in October.

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Sunnyside Shorts International Film Festival (Virtual)  Sept 26th – Oct 10th. Our Mission: To bring cultures together through the art of filmmaking. 76 award winning films from 26 countries. View film list here. Buy tickets here
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Buzzing Back

• In 1983, this song by Culture Club would go on to become a #1 hit in 16 countries worldwide.

• In 1976, wrestler Stephanie McMahon is born in Hartford, Connecticut. She is the daughter of this man, who is the CEO of the WWE.

Opinion
• The Daily News blasts City Council members for sinking the development project at Industry City, calling them “job-killers.”

• A columnist for Slate says Obamacare might survive even if the president does appoint a new justice to the Supreme Court.

In the Blogs
• Parents in Western Queens are less likely to opt for remote learning.

Trending in New York
#BlackLivesMatter
Tyler Herro
#BreonnaTaylorMatters
Tatum
Gigi

Scoreboard
• The Mets fell to the Rays, 8-5. The Mets (25-31) begin their final series of 2020 in Washington against the Nationals. First pitch is at 6:05 p.m.

• The Yankees were pounded by the Blue Jays, 14-1. New York (32-24) plays one more against Toronto at 6:37 p.m.

• The Dolphins (0-2) and Jaguars (1-1) meet on Thursday Night Football. Kick-off is at 8:20 p.m.

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Real Estate
• The City Council extended lease protections for restaurants and retailers.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 26th 1:30-3pm. 64-93 84th Street, Middle Village – Semi-detached brick Tudor on corner lot, 3 BR/3B, finished basement w/ bath & exit to yard. Two-car garage.$1.099M Eliot Hill Realty 917-209-5686 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Sept 27th 1-3pm – 61-25/27 56th Avenue, Maspeth – Two family brick, new construction.   BRs, 2 bath each apt. Private driveway and yard. Walk to Grand Avenue. Campione Realty 718-326-3003

• Sold – Three-bedroom, three-bath, 1,517-square-foot single-family home at 152-08 12th Avenue in Whitestone for $890,000.

Style & Fashion
• A racy underwear ad has critics charging it promotes Satanism.

• Twenty-five years, Gwen Stefani looks back on the music video that shaped her ’90’s style.

Events
Bayside/Douglaston - Pre-registration deadline for Alley Pond Park Senior Nature Walk on 9/30 for seniors in District 23. Call 718-468-0137 or email.

• Rockaway Park - 9 to 10:30 a.m. – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato holds mobile office hours. Stop & Shop, 112-15 Beach Channel Dr.

• Floral Park – 9:30 a.m. – Councilman Barry Grodenchik hosts tour for seniors. Queens Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway

• Bellerose - 4 p.m. – State Senator John Liu hosts PPE giveaway with local business and civic associations. 260th St. & Hillside Ave.

• Far Rockaway – 5 p.m. – Goldfarb Properties to give away 25o backpacks filled with school supplies. Wavecrest Gardens Flagpole, 20-10 Seagirt Blvd.

• East Elmhurst - 5 p.m. – Port Authority hosts workshop and hearing on proposed LaGuardia AirTrain. REGISTER TO WATCH

• Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Queens Library Board of Trustees Meeting. WATCH(Password: qlevent)

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September 25th, 2020 at 9:04 am

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Morning Buzz: Hollis man shot in the head has died, Woodside woman arrested for throwing bottle at jogger Inbox x

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Wednesday, September 23

Weather
• Mainly sunny with a high of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has topped 200,000, by far the highest in the world.

• The House passed a stopgap spending bill to avoid a partial shutdown of the government before the election.

• The MTA board will formally ban pooping on city buses and subways.

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Queens News
• A 37-year-old man who was shot in the head in a drive-by shooting near his Hollis home has died.

• A Woodside woman who threw at a glass bottle at a Black jogger and yelled the n-word at her has been arrested.

• A Glen Oaks man pleaded guilty to $1.5 million in wage theft.

Politics
• Cindy McCain, the late John McCain’s widow, has endorsed Joe Biden.

In their first debate, Trump and Biden will discuss the coronavirus, the Supreme Court and the economy.

Entertainment
• The CW’s “Supergirl” is set to end after its sixth season.

Teddi Mellencamp is leaving “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” after three years.

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Creating a Wildflower Meadow in LIC Wed Sept 23rd 10am-1pm Planting Day #1 on the Western Median. Sponsored by Newtown Creek Alliance. RSVP here. 48th Ave. and Center Blvd., LIC.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1972, singer Mac Davis earns one of 1970’s most head-scratching hits with this #1 hit.

• In 1949, Bruce Springsteen is born in Long Branch, NJ. Simply known as “The Boss” he initially struck fame in 1975 with this critically acclaimed album.

Opinion
• USA Today says the Trump administration isn’t the only one to blame for the 200,000 lives lost to COVID-19.

• Streetsblog says the mayor should ride the subways and buses more often to restore confidence in public transit.

In the Blogs
• The city’s new acting sanitation commissioner was raised in Middle Village.

• Queens College was awarded for leading CUNY in MWBE vendor hiring.

Trending in New York
Lakers
#TIME100
Wells Fargo
alexa demie
Bumble Bee

Scoreboard
• The Mets (25-30) topped the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-2. They play again tonight at Citi Field with first pitch at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (32-23) blasted the Blue Jays, 12-1. They face off in Buffalo starting at 6:37 p.m.

• The Giants have agreed to a one-year contract with running back Devota Freeman to replace the injured Saquon Barkley.

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Real Estate
• New York lawmakers are pushing for a new millionaire’s tax help plug the state’s growing budget deficit.

• For Sale – 69-14 66th Street, Glendale - Two family semi detached home w/ garage, finished basement, 3 room apt, yard on nice block.  Priced right!  $659,000 Joann C. Realty. 917-371-4034

• Sold – Ozone Park – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,232-square-foot house at 76-11 97th Avenue for $550,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Nike shares soared 13 percent as the company reported an 82 percent increase in online sales.

Sony’s shares slid two percent after Microsoft said it would buy the parent of games publisher Bethesda Softworks.

Events
LIC – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Creating a Wildflower Meadow in LIC. Planting Day #1. 48th Ave. & Center Blvd.

11 a.m. – FAA holds virtual workshop for the LaGuardia AirTrain. Register here.

11 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams speaks at virtual rally to call for a public bank in NYC. Join here.

Bayside – 12:30 p.m. – Elected officials present proclamation to St. Mary’s Hospital for Children on their 150th anniversary. 29-01 216th St.

Ozone Park – 1 pm. – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato hosts mobile office hours. PS 377, 150-15 Raleigh St.

2 p.m. – FAA holds virtual hearing for the LaGuardia AirTrain. Register here.

6:30 p.m. – Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board hosts virtual monthly meeting. Join here.

Corona – 7 p.m. – Queens Drive-In: Iron Man. Free with RSVP.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

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September 23rd, 2020 at 8:53 am

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Morning Buzz: CDC backtracks on airborne Covid transmission guidance; North Queens officer accused of spying for Chinese government

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Tuesday, September 22

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 74 degrees.

Top Stories
• The CDC abruptly removed guidance about airborne coronavirus transmission from the agency’s website, claiming a recent update “was posted in error.”

• New York City employees facing potential layoffs should get early retirementincentives as part of the city’s efforts to identify savings.

• Data on educational neglect reports against parents last spring is prompting concerns that tech-deprived families could be targeted this school year.

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Queens News
• According to federal prosecutors, an officer of the NYPD’s 111th Precinct spiedon the Tibetan community for the Chinese government.

• Police have arrested the woman they say was seen on camera chucking a bottle at a jogger and yelling a racial slur in Woodside last month.

• A motorcycle driver and his passenger were both injured after they crashed into a dumpster in Elmhurst.

Politics
• Trump and his business could be facing a criminal tax probe by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office

• As the White House pushes for the Senate to confirm its Supreme Court nominee before Election Day, Senate Republican leaders remain noncommittal.

Entertainment
• Ellen DeGeneres offered a lengthly apology as she returned to the studio for the first time since reports of a toxic production environment at her show.

Hollywood unions have reached an agreement with the major studios on protocols to allow the industry to safely restart production.

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Queens Drive-In: On the Rocks. Tues Sept 22nd 8pm Oscar-winner Sofia Coppola returns with a lighthearted by poignantly personal comedy about aging, marriage and the tenuous bond between parents and grown children.  Starring Rachida Jones, Marlon Wayans & Bill Murray.   NY Hall of Science,47-01 111th Street, Corona
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Buzzing Back

• In 1994 this hit sitcom about six young adults living in NYC debuts on NBC.

• In 1987 movie actor Tom Felton is born in England.  In 2010 and 2011, he won the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for playing this character in this movie series.

Opinion
• The NY Post says if New Yorkers don’t “wake up,” local Democratic Socialistswill gain control of the City Council and state Legislature.

• The NY Times says voting GOP in the upcoming election means voting against health care.

In the Blogs
• Sunnyside business owners have noticed a significant uptick in the amount of graffiti scrawled across the neighborhood.

• LGBTQ-run Jackson Heights food pantry Love Wins is seeking to raise $10,000 to continue feeding Queens residents.

Trending in New York
• Raiders
• Jacob deGrom
• Lupe
• Bobby Shmurda
• Jason Whitlock

Scoreboard
• The Mets (24-30) fell to the Tampa Bay Rays, 1 to 2. They face the Rays again tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Yankees (31-23) were crushed by the Toronto Blue Jays, 5 to 11. They take on the Blue Jays for another round tonight at 6:30 p.m.

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Real Estate
• The public review period has begun on a proposal that would see a 21-story mixed-use office tower go up next to the Queensboro Bridge.

• For Sale – 45-62 167th Street, Auburndale - Modern 1 family brick has 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, updated baths, large kitchen, private backyard w/ rear patio and retractable awning. Full sized attic, full finished basement. Updated heating & electric. $1.180M. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• Sold – Maspeth – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,831 square foot townhouse at 69-41 52nd Ave. for $800,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Twitter is looking into potential racial bias in its tweet image previews.

• Elon Musk’s Neuralink Is attempting to create Brain-Machine Interfaces that would help those living with paralysis.

Events
10 a.m. - JASA Holliswood Online Dance Therapy Class for Seniors. Pre-register by calling 718-468-0137 or email [email protected]

• 4:30 p.m. – FAA holds Virtual Workshops and Hearings for the LaGuardia AirTrain. Register here.

7 p.m. - Name That Tune with The American Pops Orchestra.  Donate while you watch, or donate online

7 p.m. - Global Mashup #5: Texas Meets Peri. Presented by Flushing Town Hall.  Watch here. 

Ridgewood – 7 p.m. – Outdoor Film: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975. Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue

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September 22nd, 2020 at 9:25 am

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Morning Buzz: Four shot outside Roy Wilkins Park, Driver fleeing traffic stop crashes into bank

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Monday, September 21

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
• A woman was arrested by federal authorities for sending a ricin-laced package to Trump.

• A judge has halted the Trump administration’s order to remove WeChat from app stores.

• New York landmarks will be lit in blue to honor the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Queens News
• Four people were wounded in a shooting outside Roy Wilkins Park.

• A driver fleeing a traffic stop crashed into a Howard Beach bank, leading state troopers to find heroin and a handgun stashed in the car.

• A motorcyclist struck a woman crossing Woodhaven Boulevard in Rego Park, leaving both in critical condition.

Politics
• Joe Biden implored Senate Republicans to “follow your conscience” and not vote for a replacement for Justice Ginsburg.

• Two conservative female judges are on top of Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees.

Entertainment
• Here is the complete list of winners from the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke have welcomed their first child together.

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Queens Drive-In: MLK/FBI Mon Sept 21st 8pm Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as an American hero, yet throughout his history-altering political career, he was often treated as an enemy of the state. $45 per car. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1985, actor George Clooney makes his first appearance on this TV sitcom.

• In 1971, actor Alfonso Riberio is born in the Bronx. In 1984, he appeared in a commercial for Pepsi with this entertainer.

Opinion
• USA Today says Mitch McConnell’s bid to ram through Ginsburg’s successor on the Supreme Court smacks of hypocrisy and cynicism.

• The Daily News says New York must remove from the books the statute that criminalizes Walking While Trans.

In the Blogs
• Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is calling on middle and high school students to participate in the Congressional App Challenge.

Artichoke Pizza’s 31st Street location in Astoria has closed for good.

Trending in New York
Zendaya
Anthony Davis
Schitt’s Creek
#RHOP
Bad Bunny

Scoreboard
• The Mets (24-29) were blanked by the Atlanta Braves, 7-0. They host the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (31-22) fell to the Boston Red Sox, 10-2. They head to Buffalo to face the Toronto Blue Jays at 6:37 p.m.

• The Giants (0-2) lost to the Chicago Bears, 17-13. Big Blue fears that running back Saquon Barkley may have tore his ACL in the loss.

• The Jets (0-2) were routed by the San Francisco 49ers, 31-13.

Bryson DeChambeau captured the U.S. Open title with a dominating final round at Winged Foot.

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Real Estate
• Douglas Durst has been nominated to replace Bill Rudin as the chair of the Real Estate Board of New York.

• For Sale – 68-28 65th Street, Glendale – Fully detached 2 family home offers two 3 BR/1 bath apts, renovated kitchens w/ SS appliances, fully finished basement w/ huge office, full bath & storage. Shared driveway, 1 car garage.  $1.099M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Rego Park – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 700-square-foot co-op at 61-35 98th Street for $205,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday afternoon, police responded to a 911 call of a man shot in front of 351 Beach 88th Street in Rockaway Beach. Cops found 23-year-old Steven Daniels unconscious and unresponsive with a gun wound to the left arm and torso inside his car. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

Events
Corona – 8 p.m. – Queens Drive-In: MLK/FBI. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

Ridgewood - 8 p.m. – Outdoor Films: The Harder They Come. Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.

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September 21st, 2020 at 9:10 am

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Morning Buzz: City pushes back start of in-person learning once again; Forest Park Golf Course employee killed in attack

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Friday, September 18
Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 67 degrees.

Top Stories
• NYC schools will not fully reopen on Monday as planned, after Mayor De Blasio agreed to another delay in his push to bring back in-person education.

• Rudy Giuliani was hit with new federal charges, for allegedly ripping off $2 million from investors through his business Fraud Guarantee.

• Cities on the Gulf Coast braced for more flooding, while racing to restore power in wake of Hurricane Sally.

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Queens News
• A 79-year-old employee at Forest Park Golf Course died after being assaulted by a group of men riding bicycles.

• Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Bayside is pleading with the DOE to approve the hiring of 13 teachers to instruct 65 classes this school year.

• Grand jurors indicted a Bronx man for the brutal assault on his estranged girlfriend on a street in Jamaica.

Politics
• Nearly 10,000 pages of newly released emails, memos and other private documents offer new details on the struggle faced by USPS.

• The director of the CDC told a Senate panel that he thinks it will take one year before a coronavirus vaccine will be “generally available” to the public.

Entertainment
• Jerry Harris from Netflix’s “Cheer” has been arrested on child pornography charges.

• Betty White reflects on her 70 years in the television industry.
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Queens Drive-In: Hopper/WellesFri Sept 18th 8pm.  In November 1970, two movie mavericks (Dennis Hopper & Orson Welles) shared their candid thoughts and feelings about cinema, art & life.  $45 per car. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
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Buzzing Back

• In 2017 71-year-old Jann Wenner, who co-founded Rolling Stone magazine in 1967, officially put the publication up for sale, saying “it’s time for young people to run it.”

• In 1973 movie actor James Marsden is born in Oklahoma.  His first acting job was a small recurring role on this 1993 hit sitcom. 

Opinion
• The Daily News says there can be no true recovery of the American economy without tackling the issue of student loans.

• A writer for Slate says Presidential hopeful Joe Biden may be blowing it with Latino voters.

In the Blogs
• Councilman Costa Constantinides is asking the Department of Small Business Services to meet with Astoria small business owners.

Trending in New York
Celtics
• Heat
• Astoria
• Joe Buck
• Joe Burrow

Scoreboard
• The Mets (23-27) topped the Phillies, 10 to 6.

• The Yankees (29-21) beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 10 to 7.

• The Islanders gave up the Eastern Conference final to the Tampa Bay Lightning in OT, 2 to 1.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets face the Atlanta Braves at 7 p.m.
• The Yankees go head-to-head with the Boston Red Sox at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets play the Braves at 7 p.m.
• The Yankees take on the Red Sox at 7:30 p.m.
• UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Woodley. Main Card starts at 8 p.m.
• ISLANDERS?
Sunday
• The Mets finish their series against the Braves at 1 p.m.
• The Yankees play the Red Sox at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (0-1) host the San Francisco 49ers at 1 p.m.
• The Giants (0-1) face the Chicago Bears at 1 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

Real Estate
• The School Construction Authority will be restarting work on P.S. 384Q in Long Island City.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 16th 12-3pm – 78-38 84th Street, Glendale – Large 2 family home with box rooms on pristine condition.  5 BRs, 2 bath, EIK, FDR, washer/dryer.  $998,500. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100. 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Sept 20th 1-3pm. 64-77 59th Avenue, Maspeth – Semi detached Ranch style home in excellent condition offers 2 BRs, 1 bath, 1 car garage, private yard.  Marie Breslin @ O’Kane Realty. 917-623-6306 

• Sold – Glendale – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,218 square foot home at 6236 80th Rd. for $550,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• These are the most anticipated restaurant openings in NYC for fall 2020.

• Restaurants in NYC will be able to tack on an extra 10 percent surcharge as a COVID-19 recovery measure.

Restaurant ABC’s – Murray Hill
Grade A – El Ranchito Daisy, 4149 150th St. Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Thawing procedures improper.
Grade B – Chuan Zhu Ren, 14952 41st Ave. Cold food item held above 41º F; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Hanshin Pocha, 14946 41st Ave. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Cold food item held above 41º F; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor.

Events
Corona – 8 p.m. – Queens Drive-In: Hopper/Welles.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street

Saturday
Richmond Hill – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Forest Park Farmstand. Every Sat till Nov 21st. Buddy Monument, Myrtle Avenue & Park Lane South
LIC - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Creating a Wildflower Meadow – Invasive Species Removal / Site Prep / Cleanup + Shoreline Walking Tour. RSVP  Newtown Creek Alliance, 48th Avenue & Center Blvd
Corona - 8 p.m. – Queens Drive-In: GUNDA.  $45 per car. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street

Sunday
Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – September Sundays.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.  Advanced Tkts Only. 
Corona – 7 p.m.  Queens Drive-In: The Dark Crystal.  $35 per car.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street

 

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September 18th, 2020 at 9:09 am

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Morning Buzz: Bomb-making material found in Astoria, Maspeth hotel-turned-shelter looking to rebrand

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Thursday, September 17

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 74.

Top Stories
• The first day of school in New York City was plagued by technical difficultiesand hackers.

• President Donald Trump says the director of the CDC was “confused” when he offered a 2021 timeline for a coronavirus vaccine.

• The City Council passed legislation that would allow restaurants to temporarily charge a 10 percent coronavirus recovery fee.

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Queens News
• A hospitalized Astoria man is under arrest after cops found bomb-making materials in his home while investigating a fire.

• The Woodside jogger who was attacked by a bottle-wielding woman who tole her to “go back to Africa” is speaking out.

• A Maspeth hotel is looking to remake its image in the community after it was used to house homeless men.

Politics
• The ratings for President Donald Trump town hall on Tuesday night weredownright dismal.

• District leader spots in north Brooklyn continue to be hotly contested seats, and a new male leader has just been appointed in the 50th Assembly District.

Entertainment
• Bad boy Charlie Sheen denies rumors he played a part in getting ex-wife Denise Richards off “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

• Former “Sopranos” star Michael Imperioli has become Instagram’s favorite punkintellectual.

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Constitution and CocktailsThurs Sept 17th  5-7:30pm – Join us for our annual cocktail party fundraiser celebrating the 120th Birthday of King Manor. $5-$400 Online event. 
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Buzzing Back

• In 1955, actor James Dean urged teens to drive safely. At the end of the month, he would be killed in a high-speed car crash.

• In 1979, rapper Flo Rida is born in Miami Gardens, Florida. His 2009 song “Right Round” broke a record for digital sales.

Opinion
• The Daily News writes that the furloughs are City Hall are a good start, but much more needs to be done to fix the city’s budget deficits.

• A columnist for Slate says Attorney General Bill Barr is using a new scare tactic to undermine confidence in mail-in voting.

In the Blogs
• Ten public school in Queens have had positive COVID-19 tests since teachers and administrators returned to classrooms on September 8.

Trending in New York
Barr
#RHOBH
• #ACMawards
Xbox
Soros

Scoreboard
• The Mets topped the Phillies, 5-4. The Mets (22-27) play one more in Philadelphia tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• The Yankees crushed the Blue Jays, 13-2. New York (28-21) hosts Toronto again tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• The Lightning and Islanders meet in Game 6 of their playoff series at 8 p.m. Tampa Bay leads the series, 3-2.

• The Bengals (0-1) and Browns (0-1) meet on Thursday Night Football. Kick-off is at 8:20 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

Real Estate
• Brooklyn and Queens dominated the investment sales market in the period just after Labor Day, with sales in Red Hook and Long Island City to name two.

OPEN HOUSE – Sept 19th 12-2pm – 63-85 Woodhaven Blvd #6E, Rego Park - Sunny 1 BR 1 bath Condo w beautiful wood floors, Private back yard.  A Must See!  $439,000. Yvette Castro @ O’Kane Realty. 917-324-2655

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 19th 11:30am-1pm – 64-93 84th Street, Middle Village – Semi-detached on corner lot features open kitchen w/ island, 3 BR/3B, two-car garage. Near all. $1.149M Eliot Hill Realty 917-209-5686 

• Sold -Four-bedroom, two-bath, 2,106-square-foot two-family home at 95-24 105th Street in Richmond Hill for $815,000.

Style & Fashion
• Iconic fashion editor Andre Leon Talley trashed the stars of the “Real Housewives of Potomac” for their “wack” fashion choices.

• The designer of the pastel suits favored by Jay-Z and Alex Rodriguez is launching a line for women.

Events
Astoria – 12 to 4 p.m. – Queens Together Food Pantry. Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Rd.

Virtual – 3:30 p.m. – State Senator Michael Gianaris hosts free webinar on managing student debt amid COVID-19. REGISTER

Virtual - 5 p.m. - Constitution and Cocktails Virtual Celebration & Fundraiser for Kings Manor.

Corona – 8 p.m. – Queens Drive-In: Lovers Rock.  $45 per car. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 11th Street

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September 17th, 2020 at 9:34 am

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Morning Buzz: FBI, NYPD race to home after finding bomb-making materials, Man who shot at cops faces life in prison

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Wednesday, September 16

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 76 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump denied on a television town hall that he downplayed the threat of COVID-19, and later cast doubt on the effectiveness of face masks.

• Mayor de Blasio announced a three-pronged plan to clean up city streets amid complaints about increased garbage.

• Blended learning students will no longer be required to get live teaching on the days they learn remotely.

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Queens News
• The FBI and NYPD’s bomb squad raced to an Astoria home after firefighters found bomb-making materials while responding to a fire.

• A Corona man attempted to smuggle two dogs from Russia through JFK Airportand get another nine past customs.

• A man who fired at cops from a College Point home after they responded to a domestic violence call is facing life in prison.

Politics
• Public Advocate Jumaane Williams has unveiled his own public safety reform proposal that de-emphasizes the NYPD.

• City Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s decision on Industry City could affect his mayoral ambitions.

Entertainment
• The entire “Saturday Night Live” cast is set to return for Season 46.

Cardi B has filed for divorce from Offset after nearly three years of marriage.

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Queens Drive-In: The Farewell Wed Sept 16th 7:30 pm Queens native Awkwafina stars in this moving and funny hit about a family that withholds a big secret from their sick matriarch. Tickets. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1970, England’s Rock and Roll magazine, Melody Maker, named Led Zeppelin as England’s “Best Group,” replacing The Beatles, who had held that honor for eight years.

• In 1986, actor Ian Harding is born in Germany. He is best known for this role on this TV show, which garnered him multiple Teen Choice Awards.

Opinion
• USA Today says Trump puts his supporters’ lives at risk by hosting indoor rallies.

• The Times says Congress must ensure Stars and Stripes, the military newspaper, does not fall through fiscal cracks.

In the Blogs
• Long Island City Partnership’s Real Estate Breakfast is taking place virtually this morning.

• The city is spraying adulticide treatment to reduce mosquito activity in a large swath of Queens.

Trending in New York
Clippers
#Isles
Jamal Murray
Pandemic P
Undertale

Scoreboard
• The Mets (21-27) fell to the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-1. They take on the Phillies again with first pitch at 7:05 p.m.

• The Yankees (27-21) clobbered the Toronto Blue Jays, 20-6. They host the Blue Jays in the Bronx tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• The Islanders (2-3) topped the Tampa Bay Lightning in double overtime, 2-1, to stave off elimination in Game 5.

• The Jets placed a trio of players in injured reserve, including running back Le’Veon Bell.

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Real Estate
• Renderings have been revealed for a 21-story mixed-use office tower in Long Island City.

• For Sale – 68-28 65th Street, Glendale – Detached, renovated two family home w/ backyard & garage. Each flr has 3 BRs, 1 bath, kitchen w/SS appliances, plenty of closet space. Basement has an entrance to a massive yard, huge office, and full bath. Shared driveway, 1 car garage. $1.099M. Capri Jet Realty 347-450-3577.

• Sold – St. Albans - A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,393-square-foot house at 205-06 115th Avenue for $850,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Apple rolled out a virtual fitness service and subscription bundle to cater to working from home.

• Kraft Heinz is looking to revamp the Oscar Mayer brand and cut 20 percent of its products.

Events
Ridgewood – 10 a.m. – Councilman Robert Holden announces cleaning services to district to offset budget cuts. Fresh Pond Rd. and Myrtle Ave.

Virtual – 10 a.m. – City Planning Commission hosts hearing on Special Flushing Waterfront District. Watch here.

Rosedale – 1 p.m. – SBS Commissioner Jonnel Doris, Councilman Donovan Richards visit small businesses and distribute PPE. 234-26 Merrick Blvd.

Virtual – 6 p.m. – Community Conversation for CEC District 26 families. Join here.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Ready, Set, Go! An overview of what you need to start a business. Register here. Sponsored by Queens Economic Development Corp.

Virtual –  7 p.m. – Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hosts virtual workshop on organizing workplaces for COVID-19 safety. Facebook Live.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Latin American Rhythms Night. Watch here. Presented by Flushing Town Hall.

Ridgewood – Film at Sundown. Outdoor Films: Fela: Music Is The Weapon and Fela Kuti Live. Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.

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September 16th, 2020 at 11:48 am

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