Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

MORNING BUZZ (7/6): Woman plows through Bayside store, First flights to Cuba depart from JFK & Monday events

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Monday, July 6

Weather
• Cloudy all day with the high reaching about 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• Voters in Greece shot down a referendum that would have bailed them out of their debt by taking European aid.

• City lawyers are accused of destroying evidence proving cops issued bogus tickets to meet quotas.

• A total of 47 shootings were reported in an extremely violent holiday weekend in Chicago. 

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Family Fun Day July 6th 11AM-1PM  Children’s entertainment followed by children’s activity. Free event. The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale www.shopatlaspark.com
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Queens News
• No one was injured when a car crashed through a storefront at Bay Terrace in Bayside on Sunday.

• Police found two men dead in their respective homes, an hour apart in Jamaica and South Ozone Park over the weekend.

• The city’s first flights to Cuba in over 50 years began running from JFK airport this weekend.

Politics
• The popularity of Bernie Sanders as a Democratic alternative to Hilary Clinton continues to soar.

• Running for president could hurt Donald Trump’s bottom line, as some of his recent comments have been bad for business.

Entertainment
• From “Piano Man” to married man, Billy Joel married Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony over the weekend.

Weekend Box Office
Jurassic World – $30 million
Inside Out – $30 million
Terminator Genisys – $28 million
Magic Mike XXL – $11 million
Ted 2 – $11 million

Opinion
• It’s time to take Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with a woman, the Times argues. 

• Joe Biden needs to enter the presidential race, Seth Mandel says in the Post. 

In the Blogs

• An off-duty park worker was injured after accidentally setting himself on fire.

• Fireworks filled the city skies over the weekend. Check out the photos over at Gothamist.

Trending in New York
• Rory McIlroy
#mondaymotivation 
• Varoufakis
• #RipRosalind
Hacking Team 

Scoreboard
• The offense finally came to life as the Mets topped the Dodgers 8-0 on Sunday. The west coast swing continues with a 10:15 p.m. game in San Francisco on Monday night.

• The Yankees fell to the Rays, 8-1. They’re at home for the Athletics with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

• The U.S. women topped to Japan, 5-2, to win the 2015 World Cup.

• Jason Pierre-Paul, one of the top players on the Giants, reportedly injured himself in a fireworks incident over the weekend.

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Rock and Roll Decades Sat. July 11th 8PM The hit songs and history of the 50s, 60s and 70s. For tickets, go to: http://queenstheatre.org Queens Theater, 14 United Nations Ave. So., Flushing Meadow Corona Park.
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Real Estate
• New York City has announced 2,200 new units of affordable housing.

• For Sale – Maspeth – Two very large houses, separate tax lots, 3 garages. Can be sold separately $509,000 for one, $779,000 for the other. Can also be sold as a package. Marie Breslin MarieBrelsin@aol.com 917-623-6306

• For Sale – Maspeth – 1 Fam Brick, EIK, Master Bath w/ Jacuzzi. Terrific Eliot Ave. location. Asking $749,000 Eliot Hill Realty www.reallivingeliothillrealty.com 718-672-4444

• Sold – Jamaica – A three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom colonial home on 141st Street for $475,000. Zillow.

Events
Flushing – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Queens Playstreets. Playground 75, 160th St. & 75th Rd.

Corona – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Queens Playstreets. Louis Armstrong Playground, 37th Ave. & 112th St.

Glendale – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Family Fun Day. Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave.

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July 6th, 2015 at 7:47 am

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MORNING BUZZ (7/3): Judge halts Willets West project, Pot farm found in Cambria Heights & Weekend events

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Friday, July 3
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Independence Day.

Weather
• Mix of sun and clouds with a high of 82. Fourth of July weekend looks about the same, with partly sunny skies and a high of 78 on Saturday and 86 on Sunday.

Top Stories
• A DNA test confirmed police chokehold victim Eric Garner is the father of a one-year-old girl, who will receive a large chunk of the city’s settlement money.

• In time for the Fourth, the Times interviews direct descendants of Uncle Sam, who was actually an upstate butcher.

• Video of a cop boxing with a suspect is being reviewed by the department.

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Little Makers: Stomp Rockets. Sun. July 5th 10:30AM  Build and launch a high flying rocket that is out of this world. $8 NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
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Queens News
• A court has halted plans to build the Willets West shopping mall project.

• Police investigating a stolen credit card scam instead uncovered a pot farm in Cambria Heights.

• Astoria has made the shortlist of places for a floating pool on the East River.

Politics
• A pro-charter school group is blasting the mayor because fewer kids were held back or forced to go to summer school.

• Prosecutors played an audio recording in court of the moment State Senator John Sampson knew he was busted.

Entertainment
• Someone give Jim Carrey a job, he has too much time on his hands. The actor had to apologize for some of his anti-vaccination tweets.

• Now that’s how you do a divorce! Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner fled to the Bahamas to escape news of their split.

Opinion
• The Daily News is back on its high horse, blasting a group working to ban horse carriages in the city.

• A columnist for the Post says there is some truth to Trump’s Mexico rant.

In the Blogs
• Despite the rain, the Middle Village Relay for Life raised $170K for cancer research.

• DOT announced completion of a new protected bike lane on the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge yesterday.

Trending in New York
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#NothingMoreAmericanThan
#RedditRevolt
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (40-40) were swept by the Cubs, losing yesterday afternoon, 6-1.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets head to LA for a three-game series with the Dodgers. First pitch is at 10:10 p.m.
• The Yankees are in Tampa Bay for an AL East showdown. Game gets underway at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets and Dodgers play game two of their series at 7:15 p.m.
• The Yankees and Rays meet again at 1:05 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets and Dodgers wrap up their series. First pitch is at 4:10 p.m.
• The Yankees and Rays play another matinee. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.
• The U.S. women meet Japan in the final of the World Cup. Game is at 7 p.m. on Fox.

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Astoria Party Space A cozy, fireplace lit, state-of-the-art event space. A 3,000 sq. ft. rental space suitable for many occasions. Different packages available. Astoria Party Space, 40-19 20th Ave. www.astoriapartyspace.com
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Real Estate
• Who will be the Airbnb of office space? The Real Deal investigates.

• For Sale – Center hall Colonial Home in the heart of Forest Hills Gardens. Five B/R, four full plus one half baths. Large eat-in kitchen leads to back garden area. $3,100,000. Madeleine Realty, (718) 520-0303  www.madeleinerealty.com.

• For Sale – Glendale/Ridgewood Condo – 2 B/R, 2 full baths, oak floors, washer/dryer in apt., parking included.  Asking $469,000  Lou Pastorini  @ Coldwell Banker Phillips  http://www.coldwellbankerphillips.com  917-797-7567

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 865-square-foot apartment with terrace at 83-71 116th Street in Kew Gardens for $415,000.

Eating Out
• If you’re headed to the Rockaways this weekend, be sure to check out a bluefish dip at Whit’s End whose name we can’t print.

• Two new outdoor eating spots are coming to Astoria.

Restaurant ABC’s – Astoria
Grade A – Basurero, 32-17 Steinway St. – Live roaches
Grade B – Mi Candela, 31-31 Steinway St. – No Food Protection Certificate, Evidence of mice
Grade Pending – Boogati, 25-53 Steinway St. – Raw food cross-contaminated, Filth flies, Sanitized equipment improperly stored.

Events
• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Screening: Young Mr. Lincoln. Musuem of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Saturday
• Corona – 2 p.m. – Hot Jazz/Cool Garden Series with The Ladybugs. $18. Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St.
• Long Island City – 9 p.m. – Macy’s Fireworks Show. Waterfront
Sunday
Corona – 10:30 a.m. – Little Makers: Stomp Rockets.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

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July 3rd, 2015 at 8:06 am

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MORNING BUZZ (7/2): Mother and daughter killed in Bayside crash, Queens pol get 7 years in jail & Thursday events

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Thursday, July 2

Weather
• Mix of sun and clouds with a high of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• The NYPD reported fewer major crimes in June than any previous year since the department began keeping stats.

• The St. Patrick’s Day Parade has appointed a new chairman.

• A First Church of Cannabis is testing the limits of religious freedom in Indiana.

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The Real DiamondThurs. July 2nd 7:30PM A musical tribute to Neil Diamond. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Drive & Woodhaven Blvd, Woodhaven
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Queens News
• A mother and her young daughter were killed in a crash in Bayside.

• A vigil was held yesterday for a gay man who was murdered in Jackson Heights 25 years ago.

• Former State Senator Malcolm Smith was sentenced to seven years behind bars.

Politics
Governor Andrew Cuomo refused to fire back when asked about the mayor’s inflammatory comments about him this week, as more NY Democrats join in the dissent.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press secretary – a former Cuomo aide – has also not been shy about going after her old boss.

Entertainment
• After 45 years on the block, Maria is leaving Sesame Street.

• Michelle Williams is in contract to buy a $2.4 million Brooklyn manse in Flatbush.

Opinion
• Two guest writers for the Times ponder whether or not hotels are dangerous.

• The Daily News opines that is was a bad idea for the mayor to go after the governor.

In the Blogs
• After naming Queens its top travel destination, Lonely Planet released a video detailing the borough’s highlights.

• Forest Hills pre-K teacher Rhonda Corin won the DOE’s Big Apple award.

Trending in New York
#BBHMMVideo
#ComicConAilments
#BuyDirtyWorkOniTunes
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#ThingsIGetAlot

Scoreboard
• The Cubs beat the Mets (40-39), 2-0, in 11 innings. The teams wrap up their series today at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

• The Yankees (42-37) topped the Angels, 3-1. The Bronx Bombers are off today.

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Beach Campfire Thurs. July 2nd 7-10PM Join national park rangers to kick off the Summer solstice weekend with a campfire. Bring fixings for s’mores, blankets and beach chairs. Boardwalk & Beach 169th Street, Jacob Riis Park
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Real Estate
• A developer is moving forward with 580 housing units in Jamaica.

• For Sale – Maspeth. 1 Fam Brick Ranch, Generous L/R, 2 Lg. B/R w/King Size Master B/R, finished basement and garage. Asking $539,000  Eliot Hill Realty    http://reallivingeliothillrealty.com   718-672-4444

• For Sale – Rego Park.  Studio Co-Op in The Alderton! Modern Efficiency Kitchen, Living/Dining/Sleeping area, Full Bath, 3 Lg. Closets.  Asking $139,000  CB Kueber Realty  http://www.cbkueberrealty.com  718-628-0100

• Sold – Four-bedroom, two-bath, 1,224-square-foot multi-family home at 142-45 Hook Creek Boulevard in Rosedale for $464,000.

Style & Fashion
• The director of the new Fresh Dressed doc lists four elements that defined hip-hop style.

• Some of Hollywood’s biggest names have stopped showing skin at the beach in a new fashion trend.

Events
Long Island City - 10:30 a.m. – DOT officials take bike ride over newly completed Greenpoint Avenue Bridge protected bike lane. Greenpoint Ave. & Van Dam St.

• Flushing – 11:30 a.m. – Chancellor Carmen Farina speaks at Remarkable Achievement Awards ceremony for high school graduates. Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.

• Flushing - Noon – Community to announce 2nd Annual All-Queens Family Fun Festival. Chamber of Commerce, 39-01 Main St., Ste. 511

• Flushing – 2 p.m. – State Senator Toby Stavisky to host legislative roundtable. District Office, 142-29 37th Ave.

• Woodhaven – 5 p.m. Zumba. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Dr. & Woodhaven Blvd.

Woodhaven – 7:30 p.m. – The Real Diamond: A Neil Diamond Tribute. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Dr. & Woodhaven Blvd.

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July 3rd, 2015 at 8:05 am

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MORNING BUZZ (7/1): Stolen dog found dead in Bayside, de Blasio finally rips into Cuomo & Wednesday events

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Wednesday, July 1

Weather
• High of 83 with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms.

Top Stories
• The intern for a CEO on trial for harassment called her former boss a “psychopath” on the stand.

• David Sweat was nearly caught twice during his 23 days on the loose, once slipping past 1,000 cops. #NYprisonbreak

• Greece is effectively in default after it missed an IMF payment, causing alarm in the world financial markets.

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Movies on the Green Wed. July 1st 8:30PM Outdoor movie on the Center Green. This week: The Wizard of Oz. Free. The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale www.shopatlaspark.com
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Queens News
• The parents of the 10-year-old girl who died at a Queens soccer camp say their daughter wanted to donate her organs to help others.

• Mosquitoes with the West Nile Virus have been found in Queens.

• The dog that was stolen from a Bayside park after its owner was assaulted, was found dead.

Politics
• Brooklyn State Senator John Sampson in a conversation recorded in a Queens Italian restaurant told a crony to cover up a shady loan, according to trial testimony.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio unleashed a tirade of accusations against Governor Andrew Cuomo, claiming he harbored a political “vendetta.”

Entertainment
• Confirming months of rumors, Ben Affleck and Jen Garner announced they are getting divorced.

• Caitlyn Jenner had a busy day in New York City.

Opinion
• The Times calls out Governor Chris Christie for his “phony truth-telling.”

• A columnist for the Post writes that the mayor’s attack yesterday on the governor will haunt the city.

In the Blogs
• Elected officials made good on their plan to host the Carnival for All Children in Flushing.

Shake Shack will be opening a new location in the Queens Center Mall.

Trending in New York
#AddGoatRuinAQuote
#LiesIveToldMyParents
#Sinai
Flash Flood Warning
#Sheikh Zweid

Scoreboard
• The Mets (40-38)  fell to the Cubs, 1-0. The Mets and Chicago meet again tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• The Angels topped the Yankees (41-37), 2-1. The Yankees and Angels wrap up their three-game series at 7:05 p.m.

• The U.S. women are headed to the World Cup Final with a 2-0 win over Germany.

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Movies in the Park Wed. July 1st Superman (1978) Brennan Field from 8-10PM, Juniper Valley Park – North Playground area from 8:30-10PM.  Middle Village
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Real Estate
• It might became easier for homeowner associations – like co-op and condo boards – to foreclose on the owner of delinquent units.

• For Sale – Garden City.  Lovely Split Level Home, 3 B/R, 2 Bath, Patio, Basement, Attached Garage. Asking $529,000  Pirillo Realty pirillorealtyinc@aol.com   718-418-9500

• For Sale – So. Richmond Hill. Det. 2 Fam, 2 B/R on 1st Flr, Attic and 2 B/R apt on 2nd Flr. Vacant on title. Asking $609K  Crifasi Real Estate   http://www.crifasi.com

• Sold – three-bedroom, two-bath, 2,600-square-foot two-family home at 170-42 118th Avenue in Jamaica for $350,000.

Money News
• Businesses in Astoria are finding themselves increasingly affected by the Greek debt crisis.

• Here’s five hot stocks you need to own, according to CNN Money.

Events
• Bayside – 10:30 a.m. – A morning of music with Darlene Graham. Free. Crocheron Park, Buzz O’Rourke Playground

• Jamaica – 4 p.m. – FDNY Five-Alarm Chili Cook-Off. Resorts World, 110-00 Jamaica Ave.

• Bayside – 6 p.m. – Bayside Historical Society Independence Celebration Concert. Free. Fort Totten Parade Grounds

• Jackson Heights – 6 p.m. – Councilman Daniel Dromm hosts candlelight vigil for Julio Rivera, an LGBTQ activist who was murdered. 78th St. & 37th Ave.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – International Outdoor Film Festival.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

• Middle Village – 8 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. – Superman (1978). Juniper Valley Park Playground,

• Glendale – 8:30 p.m. – Movies on the Green: The Wizard of Oz. Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Ave.

• Long Island City – Dusk – Outdoor Film: Don’t Look Back. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

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July 1st, 2015 at 7:56 am

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MORNING BUZZ (6/30): Queens ‘predator’ cop facing dismissal, 10-year-old girl dies at soccer camp & Tuesday events

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Tuesday, June 30

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high near 80.

Top Stories
• Experts expect Greece will default on it’s $1.7 billion payment due to the IMF by 6 p.m. tonight.

• Golf superstar Phil Mickelson has been linked to a $3 million sports betting money laundering scheme.

• For the first time in the city’s history, the Rent Guidelines Board ordered a freeze on rent-stabilized apartments.

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Independence Day Celebration Tues. June 30th 7:30-9PM Featuring a special performance by the West Point Band, with a Grucci fireworks display to follow. Astoria Park-Great Lawn, Shore Blvd. Btwn Hell Gate Bridge & the pool.
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Queens News
• A 10-year-old girl died at a Queens soccer camp yesterday.

• Two thugs punched a woman in a Bayside park and stole her Cocker Spaniel.

• A Queens cop is facing dismissal over a rocky sexual relationship he had with a woman he met on a domestic violence call.

Politics
• Two dissenting members of the Supreme Court came close to calling capital punishment unconstitutional in Monday’s ruling on an execution drug.

PolicyMic looks into Democratic Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders‘ surprising popularity at the polls.

Entertainment
• The first trailer for the new Chris Farley documentary is out.

NBC has cut ties with Donald Trump following derogatory remarks about immigrants made during his campaign speech.

Opinion
• In the Times, Paul Krugman argues Greece should be prepared to leave the eurozone.

• In the NY Daily News, Nathan Runkle argues for the hypocrisy of eating meat.

In the Blogs
• Video of a police officer dancing with a parade-goer during Sunday’s Pride Parade has gone viral.

• The “Carnival for All Children” will take place in Flushing today.

Trending in New York
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Scoreboard
• The Angels beat the Yankees 2-1. The Yankees and Angels meet again tonight at 10:05 p.m.

• The Mets (40-37) welcome the Cubs to town for a three- game series. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

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Find Waldo Party July 1st – 30th A scavenger hunt through Astoria & LIC. It’s a great chance to check out a variety of businesses, as Waldo will be hiding in 25 local spots! Pick up your “passport” at Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st Street 718-278-2665
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Real Estate
• One of the most active developers in Brooklyn is tackling its first Queens project.

• For Sale – Kew Gardens – 3 Rm Co-Op. New Kitchen, Lg. L/R, King Size Master B/R, Lots of Closets! Asking $189,500  Eliot Hill Realty   http://www.reallivingeliothillrealty.com   718-672-4444

• For Sale – Forest Hills – Mint 2 B/R, 2 Bath Condo.  24-hour doorman, gym, rooftop area, parking.  Asking $988,000  Madeleine Realty   http://www.madeleinerealty.com   718-520-0303

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 817-square-foot apartment at 48-15 11th Street in Long Island City for $843,000.

Technology
Apple Music’s most whimsical feature may prove to be the key to its success.

• A new video game has been show to help you lose weight while you play.

Events
• Flushing - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Carnival for All Children. Bowne Playground, Union St. & Sanford Ave.

• Flushing Meadows - 10 a.m. – USTA hosts casting call for kids to sing “America the Beuatiful” at the US Open. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S.

• Bayside – 7 p.m. – Fort Totten Soil Contamination Public Meeting. Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209th St.

• Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Central Astoria Local Development Corporation Independence Celebration. Free. Astoria Park, Shore Blvd.

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June 30th, 2015 at 7:48 am

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MORNING BUZZ (6/29): Astoria hit-and-run kills 21-year-old, Baby seal draws a crowd in Bayside & Monday events

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Monday, June 29

Weather
• Sunny skies with a high of 79 degrees.

Top Stories
• Both escaped upstate New York prisoners were caught this weekend. One was shot dead while police captured the other alive. 

• Greece has shut its banks and limited ATM usage as their economy sits on the brink of collapse.

• The death toll topped 30 in a terror attack at a beach resort in Tunisia.

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Independence Day Celebration Wed. July 1st Free concert starts at 6PM and fireworks display by Grucci at 9:15PM. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics for an evening of community fun. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue, Bayside
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Queens News
• An adorable baby seal caused quite the stir at a Bayside marina.

• A 21-year-old Queens woman was killed in a hit-and-run on Ditmars Boulvard.

• The physical education teacher at a Queens school says he was sent to the “rubber room” for filing a sanitation complaint.

Politics
• Landmarks across the country were lit in rainbow colors as the Supreme Court makes same-sex marriage legal across all 50 states. 

• The Republican presidential race is getting another candidate: Ohio Gov. John Kasich is set to announce soon.

Entertainment
• Shia LaBeouf, rat-tail mullet and all, makes his debut as an emcee in a video that surfaced online.

Weekend Box Office
• Jurassic World – $54 million
Inside Out – $52 million
Ted 2 – $33 million
Max – $12 million
Spy – $7.8 million

Opinion
• The fight for national, affordable health care isn’t over despite landmark Supreme Court decision, the New York Times argues.

• They may be self-involved and get a bad rap, but selfies are here to stay, says the New York Post. 

In the Blogs
• Queens and Brooklyn politicians are among those that react to Albany’s renewal of rent laws at Bedford and Bowery.

• Check out photos from MOMA PS1’s first Warm Up dance party in Astoria over at Gothamist.

Trending in New York
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Scoreboard
• Rookie Steven Matz had a record day at the plate in his pitching debut, driving in four runs and pitching expertly in a 7-2 win for the Mets over the Reds. They also topped the Reds, 2-1, in a continuation of Saturday’s rainout. The Mets are off on Monday.

• The Yankees fell to the Astros by a 3-1 final. They’re in Los Angeles on Monday night to take on the Angels, with first pitch set for 10:05 p.m.

• Both the Rangers and Islanders made trades in a busy NHL draft weekend.

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International Outdoor Film FestivalWed. July 1st Don’t Look Back (USA) Pre-show starts at 7PM, film at sundown. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, LIC http://socratessculpturepark.org
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Real Estate
• While it’s not technically on the market, fans of Seinfeld got to go inside a replica of Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment from the classic television show.

• For Sale - Middle Village – 2 Fam Detached, 5 B/R, garage. Near shopping & transportation.  Asking $699,000  Pirillo Realty pirillorealtyinc@aol.com  718-418-9500

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Brk, 6 Fam near subway. Full finished basement. Call for income and expenses.  Asking $1.499M  Crifasi Real Estate   http://www.crifasi.com

• Sold – Flushing – A five-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom brick house on 164th Street in Flushing for $830,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday, a man attempted to rob a Laurelton bank but was denied money and fled empty handed.

• Police pulled over a U-Haul in Queens on Sunday and found over $1,000 in untaxed cigarettes that the driver was trying to bring into the borough.

Events
• Bayside – 10:30 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella hosts inaugural Liberty Medal event. District Office, 38-50 Bell Blvd.

• Flushing – Noon – Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito hosts press conference to celebrate a return to six-day library service. Queens Library, 41-17 Main Street.

• Bayside – Noon – Councilman Paul Vallone announces $3 million in education funding for NE Queens schools, PS 169, 18-25 212th St.

• Kew Gardens – 6 p.m. – First Lady Chirlane McCray hosts public forum on city’s Mental Health Roadmap program.  Borough Hall, Room 209, 120-55 Queens Boulevard.

• Rockaway Beach – 7:30 p.m. – Rockaway Beach Civic Association Meeting. Knights of Columbus Hall, 333 Beach 90th St.

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June 29th, 2015 at 7:52 am

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MORNING BUZZ (6/26): Neighbors losing sleep over new Citi Field screen, Beaten Rikers counselor asked for door locks & Weekend events

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Friday, June 26

Weather
• An 80 percent chance of showers in the morning giving away to cloudy skies and a high of 74. Saturday is windy and cloudy with a high of 72. There is a chance of showers all day Sunday with a high of 87.

Top Stories
• French police are investigating a possible terror attack after a man was beheaded at a gas factory.

• More details on the second guard arrested in the upstate prison break, who was apparently goaded with art from one of the convicted killers.

• A Missouri man killed his second home intruder in the last four months.

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Free Movie Night Fri. June 26th 8PM Paddington! Bring your chair or blanket. Elmhurst Park, Grand Ave & 57th Ave btwn 74th St & 80th St.
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Queens News
• A Rikers Island counselor was brutally beaten just days after he asked his bosses to put locks on his office door.

• A new giant flashing billboard outside Citi Field is making it difficult for some neighbors to get a good night’s sleep.

• A man who waved a gun to cut in those long gas line post-Sandy was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Politics
• In the latest “I’m Republican and I’m running for president” news, NJ Governor Chris Christie will reportedly join the fray next week. #ChrisChristie

• Lawmakers in Albany finally passed the “Big Ugly,” so now they can all take a much-deserved break from not getting much done in the state capitol.

Entertainment
Amy Winehouse’s dad rips a new documentary about his daughter’s life. @AmyTheMovie

• Bristol Palin is pregnant with her second child, admits her former VP candidate mom will be “disappointed.

Opinion
• A Queens councilwoman writes in the Queens Ledger that the Rent Guidelines Board should hold off on any rent increase.

• The Times writes the Supreme Court ruling was a turning point for Obamacare – and its GOP opponents.

In the Blogs
• The owners of a new outdoor bar in Ridgewood say the superfund site next door is no big deal.

• Astoria is in consideration for a new floating pool, according to a post on We Heart Astoria.

Trending in New York
Grenoble
#weknowtherealharry
#UrbanOutfittersBeLike
#SatnamSingh
#HappyBirthdayAriana

Scoreboard
• The Mets (37-37) finally picked up a win, beating the Brewers 2-0.

• The Yankees (39-34) fell to the Astros, 4-0.

• With the fourth pick of the NBA draft, the Knicks select…fans boo after the team picks a 7’1″ European player. #NBADraft

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The struggling Mets welcome the Reds to Citi Field for a three-game series. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees and Astros play game two of their four-game set at 8:10 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets and Reds play the second game of their series at 4:10 p.m.
• The Yankees and Houston meet at 4:10 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets and Cincinnati wrap up with a 1:10 p.m. matinee.
• The Yankees bid adieu to Houston with a 2:10 p.m. matchup with the Astros.

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Mad Science Saturdays Sat. June 27th 11AM-2PM  Marvels of Motion.  A spectacular science-theme show designed to amaze and entertain.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd, Rego Park
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Real Estate
• Thousands of NYCHA units in the city sit vacant because of delayed repairs.

• For Sale – OPEN HOUSE – June 28th, 12:30-2PM – 3 B/R, 2 Bath Co-Op w/terrace in Barclay Plaza, Forest Hills.  Near transportation, shopping & restaurants.  For more information, Madeleine Realty of Queens  http://www.madeleinerealty.com or call 718-520-0303

• For Sale – OPEN HOUSE – June 28th, 2-4PM – 78-51 75th Street, Glendale – Semi-detached two family, 5 B/R, 2 car garage.  Asking $738,000. For more information, Dave Pastorini  http://www.coldwellbankerphillips.com   http://718-757-5881

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,200-square-foot townhome at 102-43 63rd Drive in Forest Hills for $629,000.

Eating Out
• Here’s five highlights from the menu at Mamu Thai Noodle in Astoria.

• Get some chips – and a whole lot more – on your dog at this Queens Colombian joint.

Restaurant ABC’s – College Point
Grade A – College Point Diner, 14-32 College Point Blvd. – Sanitized equipment improperly stored
Grade B – El Sabor, 15-20 College Point Blvd. – Cold food items held above 41 degrees, Filth flies present
Grade Pending – Pizza Town, 18-27 College Point Blvd. – Raw food contaminated, Evidence of mice, Food surface not properly washed

Events
Springfield Gardens - 10 a.m. – Civil Rights leaders C. Virgina Fields addresses graduating class. Merrick Academy, 136-25 218th St.

• Astoria - 10 a.m. – DOT and elected officials unveil traffic safety improvements. Ravenswood Playground, 21st St. & 34th Ave.

• Flushing - Noon – Empire City Casino announces trash receptacle sponsorship. Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Ave.

• Fresh Meadows – 2 to 6 p.m. – Community Board 8 Health Fair. Cunningham Park, 196th St & Union Turnpike

Astoria – 4 to 11 p.m. – Central Astoria Carnival. Parking Lot on 19th St & Hoyt Ave.

• Flushing – 6 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo and NY Mets honor “Readers Are Winners” challenge winners.  Citi Field Press Room,

Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – Free Movie Night: Paddington.  Elmhurst Park, Grand Ave Between 74th & 80th Streets

• Long Island City – 8 p.m. – Summer Artists Party, MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave.

Saturday
Arverne – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Rockaway Health Festival and Transition Convergence. 454 Beach 67th St.
• College Point – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family Fun Day. MacNeil Park, Poppenhusen Ave. & 115th St.
Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family Fun Day. Rego Center, 6135 Junction Blvd.
Astoria – 12 to 11 p.m. – Central Astoria Carnival. Parking Lot on 19th St & Hoyt Ave.
• Rockaway – Noon – Rockstock and Barrels Surf Contest. Beach 90th Street Skate park
Rego Park – 1 p.m. – Mad Science Saturday: Marvels of Motion.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Opening reception for “Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens.” $5. Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave.
Middle Village – 4 p.m. – Relay for Life. Juniper Valley Park Track, Juniper Blvd. No. & Lutheran Ave.
• Far Rockaway – 4 p.m. – Councilman Donovan Richards and Borough President Melinda Katz hosts reggae concert. O’Donohue Park, Seagirt Blvd. & Beach 17th St.
Astoria - 7:45 p.m. – Newtown Road Film Festival: Silkwood. 46th St. Between 31st Ave. & Newtown Rd.
• Jackson Heights – Dusk – Queens World Film Festival presents Street Play Street. Free. Travers Park, 78th St. & 34th ave.

Sunday
Middle Village - 8 a.m. – Relay for Life Closing Ceremonies. Juniper Valley Park Track, Juniper Blvd. No. & Lutheran Ave.
• Forest Park – 9 a.m. – Mexico Day Five-Miler. $30. Woodhaven Blvd.
• Bayside – 11 a.m. – A Cabaret Brunch. Bay Terrace Garden Jewish Center. 13-00 209th St.
• Hunters Point – Noon – Walking Tour. $20. Vernon Blvd. & 50th Ave.
Astoria – 12 to 10 p.m. – Central Astoria Carnival. Parking Lot on 19th St & Hoyt Ave.
• Flushing – 1 p.m. – International Mud Day. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
Flushing - 2 to 4:30 p.m. – Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave

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June 26th, 2015 at 1:29 pm

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MORNING BUZZ (6/25): Queens teacher admits to relationship with teen, Nursing home workers abused disabled man & Thursday events

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Thursday, June 25
Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 84.

Top Stories
• A second guard has been charged in the upstate prison break. Meanwhile, authorities say the two escaped murderers may be heavily armed.

• At his sentencing hearing, the Boston Marathon bomber - who a jury said should be put to death – apologized. #Tsarnaev

• President Barack Obama kicked a rowdy transgender woman out of the White House. #BarackObama

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Astoria Park Carnival June 25th - 28th Th 4-10PM, Fri 4-11PM, Sat 12-11PM, Sun 12-10PM Rides, Games, Food, Entertainment Astoria Park Parking Lot, 19th St & Hoyt Ave. North
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Queens News
• Three Queens nursing home workers have been charged with abusing a disabled man. Disturbing video backs up the charges.

• A teaching assistant at PS 9 in Maspeth admitted to having a relationship with a 14-year-old student.

• The LIC Partnership hosted its annual “LIC Summit” yesterday to discuss the fast-growing neighborhood’s future.

Politics
• And then there were…well, there’s still a lot. Add Bobby Jindal to the list of GOP presidential hopefuls.

• Managers with the city’s Board of Elections – largely considering do-nothing party patronage jobs - just gave themselves big raises, with some making close to $200,000.

Entertainment
• PBS is suspending the series “Finding Your Roots” in the wake of the Ben Affleck slave-owning controversy.

• It’s possible twerking has been breaking up marriages for some 200 years. #twerking

Opinion
• The Daily News argues New Yorkers should thank the police commissioner for 1,300 new cops, not the mayor.

• The Post says statements by the marathon bombing victims show the terrorists didn’t win.

In the Blogs
• We Heart Astoria has a look at the best street art project in Queens.

• A civic group is upset over a permit to allow a recycling facility to ship even more debris by rail through Queens neighborhoods.

Trending in New York
#3WordFashionAdvice
#BobbyJindalIsSoWhite
#WeAreReadyForLarry
#MichaelJackson
F-16

Scoreboard
• The Mets (36-37) fell below .500 with a 4-1 loss to the Brewers. The Mets wrap up their three-game visit to Milwaukee at 2:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (39-33) got one back from the Phillies with a 10-2 rout. They are now off to Houston for four with the Astros. First pitch is at 8:10 p.m.

• The NBA draft gets underway at 7 p.m. WFAN host John Jastremski ponders three scenarios – from best to worst – for the Knicks, who will pick fourth. #NBADraft

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Rockaway Health Festival and Transition Convergence Sat. June 27th 10AM-6PM Free health screenings and HIV testing. Also, Re-Claimed: Stories from the Storm; Recovery and Re-Building Life in the Rockaways. 454 Beach 67th St, Arverne
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Real Estate
• Here’s the 20 biggest power players in NYC real estate.

• For Sale – Maspeth Plateau – 1 Family 2 Kitchens, 2 Full Baths, 2 Bedrooms, garage, Central A/C, finished basement.  Asking $549,000   Call Joann C. Realty 917 371 4034

• For Sale – Cozy, quiet Studio Co-Op in dog friendly building in the heart of Forest Hills. Asking $145,000.  Madeleine Realty of Queens Ltd.  (718) 520-0303 or go to www.madeleinerealty.com.

• Sold – Four-bedroom, three-bath, 4,400-square-foot home at 160-31 80th Street in Howard Beach for $950,000.

Style & Fashion
• E-commerce site Net-a-porter is partnering with designer Tom Ford for a new ready-to-wear line.

• Check out the street fashion at Art Basel.

Events
Woodhaven - 9 a.m. – First UPK class celebrates graduation. Queens Library, 85-41 Forest Parkway

• Springfield Gardens - 10 a.m. – Former governor David Paterson delivers 2015 Commencement address. Merrick Academy, 136-25 218th St.

• Glendale – 1 p.m. – Sacred Heart Food Pantry Meeting.  Zum Stammtisch, 69-46 Myrtle Ave.

• Astoria – 2 p.m. – Mt. Sinai celebrates its 16th anniversary. Church of the Redeemer Parking Lot, 30-14 Crescent St.

• Astoria – 4 to 10 p.m. – Central Astoria Festival. Parking Lot, 19th St. & Hoyt Ave.

Ridgewood – 5:30 to 7 p.m. – Joseph Addabbo Jr. Mobile Office Hours. Queens Library, 20-12 Madison Street

Forest Hills – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses. Haveli, 116-29 Queens Blvd.

Richmond Hill – 6 p.m. – Shrek the Musical.  Buddy Monument, Park Lane South & Myrtle Ave.

• Jackson Heights – 6:30 p.m. – Queens Communities Vigil for Charleston. Diversity Plaza, 37th Rd. & 74th St.

Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – 2nd Annual Interfaith Ramadan Dinner.  Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St.

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MORNING BUZZ (6/24): DEP backs down on opposition to field at Maspeth site, Corona coke ring undone by family issues & Wednesday events

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Wednesday, June 24

Weather
• Sunny skies with a high near 85 degrees.

Top Stories
• The city is investigating Whole Foods over allegations it routinely overcharges customers.

• A former inmate says the jail guard at the center of the upstate prison escape had sex four times a week with one of the convicted killers.

• A machete-wielding madman randomly attacked a woman in Bryant Park.

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QBG Farm Tour Sat. June 27th 2-3PM  Guided tour of our ¾ acre farm where we grow produce, and compost food scraps to help rebuild our soils.  Registration required:  qbgfarmtour.eventbrite.com Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Queens News
• DEP did a stark about-face, backing off its staunch opposition to an athletic field at a proposed Newtown Creek aeration facility in Maspeth.

• The Queens family busted for using a Corona pizzeria as a front for cocaine smuggling was undone by their own squabbling.

• A Flushing church caught fire after it was apparently struck by lightning in yesterday’s storms.

Politics
• The mayor was swayed by his police commissioner into finding the money for 1,300 more cops.

• The state extended mayoral control of the schools, but just for one more year.

Entertainment
Diddy claims self-defense in the attack on one of his son’s college football coaches.

• How does Louis C.K. manage to get a job after telling this powerful man to, well, “get lost?”

Opinion
• The Post says the decision to hire 1,300 more cops is the mayor admitting there is a crime problem in NYC.

• Meanwhile, the Daily News says the mayor’s real explanation for the extra officers doesn’t add up.

In the Blogs
Beaches will stay open a week longer this year, now that we’re in the free-spending days of the de Blasio administration.

• The Middle Village Relay for Life is this weekend in Juniper Valley Park.

Trending in New York
#dogefamily
#RegretfulSubjectLines
Confederate
#bieberdefensesquad
#ToughEnough

Scoreboard
• The Mets (36-36) losing streak reached six games with a 3-2 loss to Milwaukee. The Mets face the Brewers again tonight at 8:10 p.m.

• For the second day in a row, the Yankees (38-33) lost to the Phillies by a score of 11-6. Take the afternoon off work and head to the Bronx for the 1:05 p.m. conclusion of the three-game series.

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Relay for Life of Middle Village Sat June 27th 4PM-8AM   Ready. Set. Relay! 2015 Relay for Life of Middle Village. Opening Ceremony: 4PM, Luminaria Ceremony: 10PM, Closing Ceremony: Sunday 8AM. Juniper Valley Park, Running Track.
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Real Estate
• Barney’s has branched out from its Midtown base, moving some of its operations to LIC.

• For Sale – Bayside Terrace, two bedroom co-op, Lots of closet space, Formal dining room, parking included, over 1,000 sq ft, School district 26, Pets Okay! Asking $218,000  Lou Pastorini 917-797-7567  http://www.coldwellbankerphillips.com

• For Sale – Lg. Co-op in The Crescent, features dining room, 1 BR & full bath. Laundry on 1st floor. Manhattan views, rear terrace overlooking Forest Park! Asking $179,000  CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100 http://www.cbkueberrealty.com

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 875-square-foot apartment at 63-89 Saunders Avenue in Rego Park for $235,000.

Money News
• The bank rally on Wall Street may have more legs while other stocks continue to fall.

• Facebook is now worth more than WalMart.

Events
• Flushing – 10 a.m. – Flushing Chamber of Commerce celebrates graduates of “English Now!” program. Monroe College, 135-16 Roosevelt Ave.

• East Elmhurst – Noon – Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and joins nonprofits to announce two-day food tent to feed struggling airport workers. Ditmars Blvd. & 95th St.

• Hollis – 6 to 8 p.m. – DOT hosts open house for WalkNYC wayfinding signs. Hillside Manor, 188-11 Hillside Ave.

• Ridgewood – 6:30 p.m. – Green Shores NYC hosts Bridging the Community Workshop #3. Ridgewood Democratic Club, 60-70 Putnam Ave.

• Long Island City – 7 p.m. – The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

• Edgemere – 7 p.m. – Councilman Donovan Richards hosts meeting on Rental Assistance Demonstration Program. Ocean Bay Community Center, 57-10 Beach Channel Dr.

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MORNING BUZZ (6/23): Charges in Forest Park murder, Hunt for three who dropped extinguisher on car in SkyView & Tuesday events Ticker x

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Tuesday, June 23

Weather
• It’s going to be a scorcher! Highs reaching the mid-90s with the chance of an afternoon thunderstorm.

Top Stories
• New York City will hire nearly 1,300 new cops.

• South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the State House.

• The number of poor Americans who are uninsured has decreased substantially since 2014’s Affordable Care Act, a new study shows.

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Shrek the Musical Thurs. June 25th 6PM A tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a journey alongside his friends.  Buddy Monument, Intersection of Park Lane South & Myrtle Avenue, Richmond Hill
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Queens News
• Zoltan Forai has been charged in the death of Diego Piedrahita, who was found bludgeoned to death in Forest Park two weeks ago.

• Police are searching for three boys they say dropped a fire extinguisher on a car in the SkyView Center mall.

• A Flushing development is using virtual reality to lure potential buyers.

Politics
• President Obama’s use of the “n-word” during a taping of the popular podcast WTF With Marc Maron is spurring wide debate since the podcast went live.

• The Supreme Court has ruled government seizure of raisins unconstitutional. Rest easy, private property rights activists and grape hoarders.

Entertainment
James Horner, the Oscar-winning composer who wrote the score for Titanic, died after the small plane he was piloting crashed in Santa Barbara.

Diddy was arrested on Monday on assault charges at UCLA, where his son is on the football team.

Opinion
• Talking Points Memo says the media’s obsession with Obama’s use of the “n-word” misses a larger and more poignant point about race.

• A letter writer in the Daily News says she is punished for taking the 7 train each day.

In the Blogs
• The nightlife scene in Ridgewood is now complete with the opening of a heavy metal German beer hall.

• A popular Queens outdoor film festival announced its summer schedule.

Trending in New York
#LameSuperGroups
James Horner
#Smallzys5SOSCakeBake
Coal City
George Karl

Scoreboard
• The Phillies beat the Yankees (38-32), 11-8. The two teams square off again tonight in the Bronx at 7:05 p.m.

• The Mets (36-35) had the night off. They’ll look to end a five-game losing streak in Milwaukee tonight. First pitch is at 8:10 p.m.

• The U.S. Women’s Soccer team advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Colombia.

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Hidden Universe Now until June 30th Go on an amazing journey through the universe in this 3D movie. Go to: www.nysci.org/hidden-universe for showtimes. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
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Real Estate
• Blackstone snagged Flushing’s Sky View Parc complex for $400 million.

• For Rent – Forest Hills – Huge one bedroom. Renovated kitchen with new appliances, pet friendly building. Near all transportation and shopping. $2,300/month. Madeleine Realty of Queens Ltd. at (718) 520-0303 or go to www.madeleinerealty.com.

• For Sale – Upper Glendale – Semi-detached two family Brick, 6 rooms over 5 Rooms, plus full finished Basement with bath, driveway, Yard.  Asking $668,000  Louis Pastorini  718-757-5877  http://www.coldwellbankerphillips.com

• Sold – Five-bedroom, three-bath, 1,593-square-foot townhome at 150-55 58th Avenue in Flushing for $720,000.

Technology
• A new app can help you find an elusive parking spot in NYC.

• Tinder continues to bring the lonely – or horny – together at an astonishing rate: the dating app registered 2 billion matches in the last two months.

Events
• Rochdale Village – 8:30 a.m. – State Senator James Sanders hosts Community Development Day event. M.S. 73, 133-25 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

Flushing – 9:45 a.m. –  Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña make announcement regarding Lunar New Year school holiday. PS 20, 142-30 Barclay Ave.

• Long Island City – 6 p.m. – Department of Education holds a Panel for Educational Policy meeting on proposed five-year capital plan amendment. LIC High School, 14-30 Broadway

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