Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Arrest in Astoria body burning, Queens native shot stalking WWE star

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Tuesday, September 1

Weather
• Sunny and hot with a high of 90 degrees.

Top Stories
• Cities across the country are seeing a spike in murder rates after years of decline.

• President Obama will ask Congress today to build new Coast Guard icebreakers in the polar regions to protect US interests in the Arctic.

• Over 100 e-mails from Hilary Clinton’s private e-mail server released on Monday contain classified information.

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A to Z Summer Networking Mixer Sept. 3rd 6-8PM Join us for our yearly networking event. Free event, RSVP at www.queensny.org Z-Hotel, 11-01 43rd Avenue, LIC
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Queens News
• A Queens woman was arrested for fatally shooting her boyfriend and setting his body on fire.

• A Queens native obsessed with a female WWE wrestler was shot outside a Florida training facility.

Rego Park will have its own Starbucks come September.

Politics
• The renaming of Mt. McKinley to Denali is embroiled in thorny politics.

• Columbia University’s president stirred rumors that President Obama might play a role in his alma mater post-presidency.

Entertainment
• In what may or may not have been a substance-fueled proclamation, Kanye West may or may not be running for president in 2020.

NY Mag ranks Netflix’s pretty impressive oeuvre of original programming.

Opinion
• The Post says de Blasio hasn’t even come close to making good on a promise to homeless veterans.

Forbes says bolder platforms is the only way other GOP candidates stand a chance against Trump.

In the Blogs
• We Heart Astoria has the rundown of what to do this Labor Day weekend.

• The Queens International Night Market will reopen in Jamaica on Sept. 5.

Trending in New York
#MyCountryIn3Words
Bangkok
#BeatLA
#UnbreakableVancouver
#MGSV

Scoreboard
• The Mets beat the Phillies, 3-1. The Mets host Philadelphia again tonight with a 7:10 p.m. start.

• The Red Sox beat the Yankees, 4-3. The Yankees and Red Sox square off again in Beantown. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

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Business Card Exchange Wed. Sept. 2nd 5:30PM Meet new Queens Chamber members and network with fellow Queens professionals! $20 Austin’s Ale House, 82-70 Austin Street, Kew Gardens
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Real Estate
• The priciest apartment in Queens sold for $5.4 million, the highest ever for the borough.

• For Sale – Corona – Semi-detached two family brick on 26×100 lot, private driveway, Garage and yard, oak floors,
Large box rooms, move in Condition, walk to all.  Asking $ 928,000  Lou Pastorini  917-797-7567

• For Sale – Kew Gardens – 3 Room Co-Op in elevated building. New kitchen, living room, king size master bedroom, modern bath, lots of closets!  Asking $189,500  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 2,000-square-foot single-family home at 43-06 Parson Boulevard in Flushing for $288,000.

Technology
• The Pentagon is considering outfitting soldiers on the battlefield with the latest in wearable tech.

• Looking to cut into Apple’s dominance, Google announced its new smartwatches will work with iPhones.

Events
• Jamaica - 10 a.m. – Councilman Daneek Miller co-sponsors Senior Appreciation Month event. Souther Queens Park Association Community Center, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.

• Queens Village – 11 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella calls out DOT for unwarranted violations issued to homeowners for sidewalk repairs caused by city-owned trees. 224-23 Davenport Ave.

• Richmond Hill – 1:15 p.m. – Councilman Ruben Wills tours businesses to inform them about sanitation regulations. Liberty Ave. & Van Wyck Expressway

Woodhaven – 7 p.m. – Woodhaven Historical Society Meeting.  Avenue Diner, 91-06 Jamaica Ave.

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September 1st, 2015 at 8:01 am

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Morning Buzz: Burned body in Astoria, ‘Second Ave. Sinatra’ found dead

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Monday, August 31

Weather
• A heatwave is hitting the city this week, with temperatures reaching 93 degrees today.

Top Stories
• President Obama announced that Mt. McKinley, the country’s tallest mountain, will be renamed Denali.

• A 60-year-old Atlanta Braves fan fell from the stands and died during a game this weekend.

• Kyle Jean-Baptiste, star of Les Miserables on Broadway, died after falling from a fire escape. 

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Movies Under the Stars Mon. Aug. 31st 8-10PM Lagaan The people of a small village stake their future on a game of cricket. Cunningham Park – Main Park House, 196th St & Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
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Queens News
• A man was murdered and burned beyond recognition on an Astoria street.

A Queens man is charged with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in a South Ozone Park Mosque.

• The construction worker known as ‘Second Ave. Sinatra’ was found dead near his Queens home in an apparent suicide. 

Politics
• Mayor Bill de Blasio said that last week’s slayings in Virgina show the need for gun control and mental health services. 

• Former assemblyman Bary Grodenchik snagged the coveted endorsement of the teachers union in his bid for the City Council.

Entertainment
• Yeezus for POTUS? Kayne West announced he’s running for president in 2020 at the VMA Awards.

Weekend Box Office
 Straight Outta Compton - $13 million
War Room – $11 million
• Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – $8.3 million
No Escape - $8.2 million
Sinister 2 – $4.6 million

Opinion
In the Daily News, Bill de Blasio pens an opinion piece laying out his plan to address quality-of-life concerns for New Yorkers.

Post reporter Amber Jamieson went undercover in Times Square as one of the topless women and came out “team topless.”

In the Blogs
• Two pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents in Queens over the weekend. 

• Bedford and Bowery looks at three of the city’s best upcoming food festivals. 

Trending in New York
#MondayMotivation
#AshtonIsWorthIt
Bangkok 
#VMAs
#MTVHitsLA

Scoreboard
• The Mets topped the Red Sox by a 5-4 final. They’re home for the Phillies tonight with first pitch set for 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees swept the Braves, scoring 38 runs over three games. They travel to Boston Monday to start a series with the Red Sox. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

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Mad Men Exhibit Now thru Sept 6th Explore the creative process behind Mad Men, one of the most acclaimed television series of all time. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria 718-777-6888 www.movingimage.us
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Real Estate
• More new hotels are popping up in Queens than Brooklyn.

• For Sale – Maspeth – 2 Family Colonial in the heart of Maspeth. Excellent condition with many upgrades. Private driveway and detached one car garage.  Asking $665,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Sale – Ridgewood – NEW!  4 family home in excellent condition! Each apt has EIK, 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath.  Great investment property!  Asking $1,269,000  CB Kueber  718-628-0100

• Sold – Bayside – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch-style home on 215th Place for $1.02 million. Zillow.

Events
 Long Island City - 11:15 p.m. – Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina visits classroom. Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-27 28th St.

 Little Neck - 11:30 – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic speaks at Met Council National Senior Citizen Impact Day. Samuel Field Y, 5280 Little Neck Parkway.

Richmond Hill – 1 p.m. – Storytime Fun for Children Pre-K to 2. Queens Library, 118-14 Hillside Ave.

 Flushing - 2 p.m. – Assemblyman Ron Kim announces book bag giveaway event. 109th Precinct, 37-05 Union St.

 Bellrose - 7 p.m – AARP NY hosts forum for City Council candidates. Queens High School of Teaching, 74-20 Commonwealth Blvd.

 Flushing - 7 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers opening remarks at the U.S. Open. Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, 124-02 Roosevelt Ave.

Forest Hills – 8 p.m. – Trivia Mondays. Headlines Ale House, 104-08 Metropolitan Ave.

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August 31st, 2015 at 8:49 am

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Morning Buzz: Triple murder suspect nabbed in Queens, NYCHA closes only Queens walk-in center

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Friday, August 28

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• The father of the woman gunned down during a news broadcast has vowed to fight for stricter gun legislation. 

 Deliberations are underway in the trial of accused prep-school rapist Owen Labrie.

• After early week volatility, the Dow had its best two days in history. 

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Concert on the Green Sat. Aug. 28th 7-9PM The Wanderers…. A 50’s Musical Tribute! The Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale
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Queens News
• Queens police nabbed an Ohio triple-murder suspect after tracing his license plate.

• NYCHA is shutting it’s only Queens walk-in center.

• Police are looking for a man that allegedly exposed himself to a teenage girl in Jamaica.

Politics
• Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney wants equal treatment for “nude” men and woman in Times Square.

A new poll says Joe Biden would be more competitive against the Republican nominee than Hilary Clinton.

Entertainment
• Rosie O’Donnell’s adopted daughter is reportedly going to live with her birth mother.

• Agree or disagree? New York Magazine has a ranks every Quentin Tarantino movie.

Opinion
• America has already lost the war against guns, writes Greg Howard at The Concourse.

Charles Blow in the New York Times says “enough is enough,” with Donald Trump after the incident with a Univision reporter.

In the Blogs

• Police made a major narcotics bust at a Ridgewood convenience store.

• The de Blasio administration’s crusade against costume characters is spreading across the city.

Trending in New York
#WhatDoYouMean
Savannah State University
#manspreading
#TropicalStormErika
#WorstDateExitLine

Scoreboard
• The Mets won their seventh in a row, topping the Phillies 9-5.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets welcome the visiting Red Sox for the first of a three game set. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees are traveling to Atlanta to start a series against the Braves. The first game starts at 7:35 p.m.
Saturday
• The Jets and Giants battle for New York-area superiority in their annual pre-season contest. Kick off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
• Game two of the Mets vs. Red Sox series is set for 4:05 p.m.
• The Yankees continue their series against the Braves in Atlanta with a 7:10 p.m. start.
Sunday
• The Mets conclude their series with the Red Sox at Citi Field. Game time is set for a 1:10 p.m. start.
• The Yankees wrap up their series with the Braves in Atlanta with an afternoon contest at 1:35 p.m.

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Motor City Revue Sun. Aug 30th 5PM A Motown Concert, sponsored by Borough President Melinda Katz. Astoria Park Great Lawn, 19th Street btwn Astoria Park South and Ditmars Blvd, Astoria.
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Real Estate
• Check out the pre-fab house designed for a post-Hurricane Sandy New York City that costs $300,000 to build.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat. Aug. 29th 1-3PM – 63-57 78th Street, Middle Village.  1 family brick, 1/2 block to park, 22′ wide ranch style, finished basement, private yard, modern kitchen & bath.  Asking $695,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Sale - Little Neck – A three-bedrom, two-bathroom apartment on Little Neck Parkway for $379,000. Zillow.

• Sold – Flushing – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, two-family detached house on Utopia Parkway for $835,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• A Queens-born chef’s new venture is on Grub Street’s most anticipated fall openings list.

• A look at the Ramen being served-up at Long Island City’s Smorgusburg.

Restaurant ABC’s – Ridgewood
Grade A - The Assembly Bar, 7302 Cooper Ave. – Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
Grade B –  Thai Village, 881 Woodward Ave. – Cold food item held above 41 degrees, proper sanitation not provided for utensil washing operation.
Grade C – Crispy Restaurant, 678 Seneca Ave. –  Filth flies present, evidence of mice or live mice in facility’s food and/or no-food areas, food contact surface not properly washed.

Events
College Point – 1:30 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella will be presenting a check of $575,000 in funding for upgrades to MacNeil Park. MacNeil Park at College Place and Poppenhusen Avenue.

Coney Island - 7 p.m. – Watch the Brooklyn Cyclones with the Glendale Kiwanis.   MCU Park, 1940 Surf Ave

Saturday
Howard Beach – 12 to 3 p.m. – Sen Joe Addabbo hosts his “Thank A Vet” BBQ.  159-53 101st Street
Astoria – 12 to 9 p.m. – 7th Annual New World Queens Festival.  Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Blvd
Rego Park – 1 p.m. – Mad Science Saturday: Sounds Like Science.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
Ridgewood – 1 to 5 p.m. – Battle of Brooklyn.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue
LIC – 2 to 4 p.m. / 5 to 7 p.m. – Maryland Crab Fest. $55  Rockaway Brewing Co., 46-01 5th Street
Flushing – 2 p.m. – Queens Botanical Garden Farm Tour.  43-50 Main Street
Hollis – 2 p.m. – LL Cool J attends the 11th Annual Jump & Ball Tournament. Daniel O’Connell Park, 196th St & Murdock Ave
Woodhaven - 2 and 4 p.m. – The Great Miguelino.  Forest Park Carousel, Forest Park Drive & Woodhaven Blvd.
Corona – 2 p.m. – Queens Jazz: A Living Tradition.  Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 10th Street
Glendale – 7 p.m. – The Wanderers..A 50s Musical Tribute.  The Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue
Sunday
Astoria – 5 p.m. – Motor City Revue…A Motown Concert.  Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Blvd
Jamaica – 9 p.m. – Little Anthony & The Imperials.  Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd

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August 28th, 2015 at 8:53 am

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Morning Buzz: Queens as a tourist destination, Jamaica school profiled

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Thursday, August 27

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 84.

Top Stories
• Things finally looked up on Wall St. by the end of the day Wednesday, with markets closing 4% higher.

•  10 years ago today, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana. 

• Internal memos show the ex-WDBJ7 employee who killed two journalists in a horrifying on-air attack yesterday was ordered to seek medical help while working at the station.

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7th Annual NEW WORLD QUEENS FEST Sat. Aug. 29th 12-9PM Astoria Music & Arts presents a free Outdoor Music & Art Festival. Astoria Park Main Lawn, Hoyt Ave. No., Astoria
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Queens News
• The boro’s becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination.

• A Queens woman who disappeared 21 years ago may have been spotted at a South Carolina Walmart.

• The New Yorker profiles the now-shuttered Jamaica High School.

Politics
Ted Cruz could be the dark horse in the packed GOP presidential race.

• Rick Perry’s former Iowa campaign chairman has signed on with Donald Trump’s campaign.

Entertainment
• A man who famously spent $100,000 on plastic surgery to look like Justin Bieber was found dead.

• CNN has a rundown of which new shows to watch this fall.

Opinion
• The NY Post says Huma Abadin should have developed a thicker skin by now.

• The NY Times predicts yesterday’s tragedy in Virginia will still not yield progress in gun control legislation.

In the Blogs

• The Forest Hills’ Barnes and Noble will be replaced by a Target.

• Our favorite Queens photo blogger has a new batch of pictures, and a lead on what looks like an amazing, secret icy shop on Roosevelt Ave.

Trending in New York
#jetblackheart
#WeStandWithWDBJ
#MakeSexAwkwardIn5Words
Smelly Cat
#1dfansaregorgeous

Scoreboard
• The Astros beat the Yankees 6-2.

• The Mets beat the Phillies 9-4.

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Queens Jazz: A Living Tradition Sat. Aug 29th 2PM The Queensboro Six perform a concert celebrating the borough’s rich jazz heritage. Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St, Corona.
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Real Estate
• Brownstoner profiles a single-family home in Rego Park.

• For Rent – Forest Hills – Bright pre-war large one bedroom (approx. 950 sq. ft.) with eat-in kitchen and lots of closet space; pet friendly. Steps to Continental Avenue subway and Austin Street shopping. $2,200/month. For more information, call Madeleine Realty of Queens Ltd. at (718) 520-0303 or go to www.madeleinerealty.com.

• For Sale – Woodhaven – Beautiful Victorian home, 7 bedrooms, 3 full bath, large wrap-around front porch and very large backyard. Must see!  Asking $598,000 CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• Sold – Forest Hills- A one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment for $220,000. Zillow

Style & Fashion
• The Times says Malia Obama is increasingly wi

• A Swedish model is calling out the fashion industry after she says she was labeled “too big” to walk the runways.

Events
• LIC – 10 a.m.- Council member Jimmy Van Bramer and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey unveil new community dog run. Gantry Plaza State Park, Center Boulevard at 46th Rd.

Far Rockaway – 6:30 p.m. – “An American Blues Concert” presented by Qns Boro Pres Melinda Katz.  Beach 116th Street & Beach Channel Drive

Rockaway Beach – 8:30 p.m. – Despicable Me movie.  Beach 97th Street & Shore Front Parkway

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August 27th, 2015 at 9:23 am

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Morning Buzz: Queens woman missing 21 years spotted at Walmart, sewage floods into South Jamaica Houses

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Wednesday, August 26

Weather
• Sun all day with a high of 84 degrees.

Top Stories
• A former White House fence jumper was killed in court after slashing a sheriff’s deputy.

• A 14-year-old student surrendered after holding students at a West Virginia High School hostage. 

Police raided Rent Boy, a large city-based male prostitution service and arrested six, including the company’s CEO.

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Movies on the Green Wed. Aug. 26th 8:30PM This week: Brave. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show! Free show. The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale www.shopatlaspark.com
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Queens News
Sewage flooded the South Jamaica Houses, causing a community center to be evacuated to destroying an apartment.

• A Queens woman with amnesia that has been missing for 21 years was apparently recently spotted at Walmart. 

• Police have issued a ticket to the driver that allegedly cut-off the casino bus prior to it crashing into a Rego Park building.

Politics
• Congresswoman Grace Meng called out Republican Jeb Bush for his “anchor baby,” remarks.

• Donald Trump tossed a Univsion reporter from an event for asking about immigration.

Entertainment
• Mad Men and Community Star Alison Brie is reportedly engaged to Dave Franco, the brother of James Franco, and also allegedly an actor.

• Pop Princess Taylor Swift continues to show off her extensive friends list, performing You Oughta Know with Alanis Morissette.

Opinion
• There are too many law students, for the amount of legal jobs available, Steven Harper writes. 

Ben Carson writes that #BlackLivesMatter protests are targeting the wrong people and issues.

In the Blogs

• Check out the free events at Atlas Park.

• Greenpoint’s Boulevard Tavern will close for good after this weekend.

Trending in New York
•  #NationalDogDay
#HappyBirthdayDylanO’Brien
#morningjoe
Marcy Borders
#MyDrinkWouldBeCalled

Scoreboard
• The Mets topped the Phillies, winning their fifth game in a row to maintain a first place lead. They take on the Phillies again tonight, with a 7:05 start.

• The Yankees were destroyed by the Astros, 15-1. They’ll finish up their series this afternoon with first pitch set for 1:05 p.m.

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Little Anthony & The Imperials Sun. Aug. 30th 9PM Watch this timeless group hit the blues/soul/doo-wop vocals. Adults only. $10-$50 Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica www.rwnewyork.com
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Real Estate
• The city broke ground on a 154-unit affordable senior development in Far Rockaway.

• For Rent – Forest Hills – Corner two bedroom, 1 bath apartment, close to Continental Avenue.  Asking $2900/month.  Madeleine Realty of Queens, Ltd.  718-520-0303

• For Sale – Ridgewood – 4 family home. Each apt has EIK, living room, 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath.  Asking $1,269,000  CB Kueber  718-628-0100

• Sold – Glendale – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, single-family Colonial home on 66th Place for $600,000. Zillow.

Money News
Stock market gains after Monday’s world-wide volatility were wiped out by the time trading closed today on the Dow Jones.

• Asia’s richest man allegedly lost $13 billion when the Chinese stock market crashed on Monday.

Events
Forest Hills – noon – Activists rally outside Congresswoman Grace Meng’s office, urging her to support Iran deal. Congresswoman Grace Meng’s Office, 118-35 Queens Boulevard.

Maspeth – 8 p.m. – Paddington movie.  Maspeth Federal Parking Lot, 69th Street & Grand Avenue

Astoria – 8 p.m. – Dinner & a Movie.  Pre-fixed menu $27.50; showing of Pulp Fiction.  Katch Restaurant & Bar, 31-19 Newtown Avenue

Glendale – 8:30 p.m. – Movies on the Green: Brave.  Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue

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August 26th, 2015 at 9:21 am

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Morning Buzz: Resorts World bus demolishes side of Rego Park building, Jamaica slated to get new hotel

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Tuesday, August 25

Weather
• Thunderstorms intermittent throughout the day with a high of 86 degrees.

Top Stories
• Global markets appear to have stabilized after Wall St. suffered its worst day in four years yesterday, but stocks in China continue to plunge. 

• Police are investigating suicides that may have been a result of the Ashley Madison user information leak.

• A new study of 13 Southern districts finds that African American students are suspended and expelled at far higher rates than white students.

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Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball with Glendale Kiwanis Fri. Aug. 28th 7PM Come see the future stars of Baseball! For info & tkts: Hank Kraker (718) 386-7302 or Joe Aiello (718) 386-3766 MCU Park, 1940 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
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Queens News
• A bus traveling to Resorts World Casino crashed into a building in Rego Park, demolishing the side of the building and causing injuries.

• Police are searching for a suspect they say stabbed a man in an Edgemere NYCHA complex.

• A new 18-story hotel is planned for Downtown Jamaica.

Politics
• Bernie Sanders supporters are planning a massive, grassroots-organized march on Washington.

• Gov. Andrew Cuomo writes that he supports a new Hudson River rail tunnel and calls on federal funding.

Entertainment
• Courtney Love shares heartbreaking messages to late husband Kurt Cobain on Instagram.

It’s official: Kim Kardashian is the new social media queen, taking over Beyonce atop the Instagram followers list.

Opinion
• Margaret Heffernan explains in the New York Observer why the stock market crash should surprise no one.

• The New York Daily News Editorial Board says we need to free up free speech on college campuses.

In the Blogs

• See the adorable Kinkajou that has been evading park rangers near Jamaica Bay.

• Shaved cream has come to Queens with the opening of Snowadays in Flushing.

Trending in New York
#RelationshipGoalsIn3Words
#BlackMonday
#SolveMyProblemsIn4Words
#TeenWolf
David Wright

Scoreboard
• The Yankees beat the Astros 1-0.

• The Mets beat the Phillies 16-7.

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Movies Under the Stars Wed. Aug. 26th 8PM Paddington. Bring your own chair or blanket. Maspeth Federal Savings Parking Lot, 69th Street & Grand Avenue
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Real Estate
• Brickman Real Estate reportedly purchased the former DeNobili Cigar factory near the Long Island City waterfront for $13.1 million.

• For Sale – Ridgewood - NEW! 4 family home. Each apartmen has an EIK, living room, 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath.  Great investment property with huge income potential!  Asking $1,269,000  CBKueber Realty  718-628-0100

• For Sale – Rego Park – Crescent Area, Semi-detached 1 family brick, 3 bedrooms, large side yard with terrace, one car garage.  Asking $728,000  Lou Pastorini  917-979-7567

• Sold – Flushing – A three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home on 47th Avenue for $900,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Wired lists some important to have news apps, including a super easy-to-use GIF-maker.

• Microsoft’s new facial recognition software can reportedly distinguish between two twins.

Events
Long Island City – 7 p.m. – Jacob Teichroew saxophonist, woodwind player, composer, bandleader, and music educator performs. Free. Gantry Plaza State Park, vicinity of 48th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard.

Bayside – 8:30 p.m. – Movies Across Golden Pond: Guardians of the Galaxy, Free. Crocheron Park, 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway.

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August 26th, 2015 at 9:19 am

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Morning Buzz: Fire ravages Far Rockaway home, Ozone Park man speaks up after home attack

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Monday, August 24

Weather
• Mostly sunny all day, with some clouds and the high reaching around 84 degrees.

Top Stories
• The three American men who thwarted a train attack in France along with two others are being hailed as American heroes.

• The death toll from a weekend air show crash in the U.K. has risen to 11.

• Wall Street is expected to take a sharp hit as world markets plunge this morning.

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Movies Under the Stars Mon. Aug. 24th 8-10PM Big Hero 6 A group of friends form a band of high-tech heroes. Cunningham Park – Main Park House, 196th St & Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
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Queens News
• Two people are dead after a fire ravaged a Far Rockaway home on Sunday.

• Police reached a sketch of the man wanted for throwing acid on a woman in Sunnyside.

• Ozone Park’s Anthony Puzio has a message to his attackers: “I don’t take crap from nobody.”

Politics
• New York Observer has a breakdown of which federal politicians representing New York City are in support of, or against the Iran nuclear deal. 

• Speculation on Joe Biden jumping into the presidential race is heating up after his meeting with popular progressive Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Entertainment
• Teenage heartbreakers: One Direction are set to take an extended “hiatus.”

Weekend Box Office
Straight Outta Compton – $26 million
 Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation - $11 million
Sinister 2 – $10 million
• Hitman: Agent 47 – $8.2 million
• The Man From U.N.C.L.E. – $7.4 million

Opinion
• It’s time to select a woman to run the United Nations, says the New York Times Editorial Board. 

• The New York Post Editorial Board says we need to find the cash for new Hudson River rail tunnels.

In the Blogs

• Gothamist has the lowdown on all of the delicious donuts in Queens. 

• New Willamsburg music venue National Sawdust has announced their initial schedule.

Trending in New York
#BlackMonday
#mondaymotivation
#WWWeek
#SummerSlam
#InBedThinkingAbout

Scoreboard
• The Mets finished their sweep of the Rockies with a 5-1 win. They travel to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies on Monday, with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m.

• The Yankees fell to the Indians by a 4-3 final. They’re home for the Astros on Monday with a 7:05 p.m. start.

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Movies on the Waterfront Mon. Aug. 24th 8:15PM The Incredibles Bring a chair or blanket. Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge and the pool.
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Real Estate
• The Queens woman whose home was stolen by a thief with a phony deed is now suing the city.

• For Sale – Middle Village – Detached 1 family, 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, private driveway.  Asking $829,000  Crifasi Real Estate

• For Sale – Rosedale – 2 family home on 50’x100′ lot, full basement, lg. private driveway.  Asking $448,000  Lou Pastorini  917-797-7867

• Sold – Flushing – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom home on 158 Street for $910,000. Zillow. 

Events
Glendale – 11 a.m. – Family Fun Day.  The Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave.

• Long Island City – 2:30 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio hosts press conference on NYCHA roof repairs. Queensbridge South Houses, 21st Street and Queens Plaza North.

Fresh Meadows – 8 to 10 p.m. – Big Hero 6 movie.  Cunningham Park, 196th Street & Union Turnpike

Forest Hills – 8 p.m. – Trivia Mondays.  Headlines Ale House, 104-08 Metropolitan Ave.

Astoria – 8:15 p.m. – The Incredibles movie. Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Blvd between Hells Gate Bridge and the pool.

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August 24th, 2015 at 9:06 am

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Morning Buzz: LGA officially the worst, Brawl on F train

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Friday, August 21
Weather
• Thunderstorms today with high reaching 80 degrees. A 50 percent chance of rain Saturday and Sunday with highs in the mid-80s both days.

Top Stories
• Three people were injured after a gas line exploded in a Bronx high school.

• The city is considering removing the pedestrian plazas in Times Square because of the topless women looking for tips.

• Women sound off on the new female Viagra. The company that makes it just sold for $1 billion.

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Flushing Night Out – Night Market Fri. Aug 21st 6PM A social-event and night market! Enjoy local food, drinks, clothing and crafts. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. http://www.flushingtownhall.org/
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Queens News
LaGuardia Airport has the most flight delays out of any airport in the country.

• A brawl broke out on a Queens F train after a woman sat on another straphanger’s bag.

• A retired cop who won $80,000 from the city in a discrimination suit says her Corona nightclub was put out of business in retaliation.

Politics
• Mayor Bill de Blasio said it’s not worth the city’s time to fight the recent court ruling that put the brakes on the Willets West project.

Donald Trump’s rally tonight is expected to be the biggest event of the presidential primary so far.

Entertainment
• Carmelo Anthony’s wife has been accused of cheating on him with some B-list rapper.

• The wife of Josh Duggar, who in addition to molesting kids was outed as an Ashley Madison user, won’t week a divorce and instead partly blames herself.

Opinion
• An op-ed in the New York Times wonders if the mass transit system can possibly get any worse.

• A guest writer for the Post says the Ashley Madison hack shows that shameful behavior always carries risks.

In the Blogs
• There’s a push to landmark Neir’s Tavern in Woodhaven, one of the city’s oldest bars.

• Neil Patrick Harris will be in Astoria over the next couple of months to film his new variety show, Best Time Ever.

Trending in New York
#DragMeDownMusicVideo
Gene Simmons
#5SOSonGMA
Kim Jong-un
#BadInFlightAnnouncements

Scoreboard
Manager Joe Giradi was tossed in the Yankees 3-2 loss to the Indians.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets open a three-game series with the Rockies in Colorado. First pitch is at 8:40 p.m.
• The Yankees continue their series with the Indians in the Bronx at 7:05 p.m.
• The Jets look to rebound from their rough showing against the Lions in the first preseason game of the year against the Falcons at home at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets and Rockies play game two in Colorado at 8:10 p.m
• The Yankees and Indians square off again at the stadium, this time in the afternoon. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.
• The Giants host the Jaguars for the second preseason game of the year. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets wrap up their visit to Colorado with a 4:10 p.m. start.
• The Yankees and Indian conclude their four game set, again at 1:05 p.m.

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Sessions the Band Sun. Aug. 23rd 5PM R&B Concert, sponsored by Borough President Melinda Katz in partnership with Kupferberg Center and City Councilmember Donovan Richards, Jr. Springfield Park, Springfield Blvd and 146th Avenue, Springfield Gardens
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Real Estate
• The Criterion Group is planning a 569-unit residential development on Vernon Boulevard in Astoria.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat. Aug. 22nd & Sun. Aug. 23rd  1-4PM  60-25 54th Avenue, Maspeth  Semi-detached one family, move-in condition, central air, full finished basement, huge private backyard.  Asking $649,000  O’Kane Realty

OPEN HOUSE – Sat. Aug. 22nd 12-2PM  60-76 69th Place, Maspeth  Solid brick one-family, EIK, 1/2 bath on 1st flr, master bath w/ jacuzzi and separate shower, garage on private driveway, private yard.  Asking $749,000  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

• Sold – Three-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 1,200-square-foot single-family home at 56-35 214th Street in Bayside Hills for $800,000.

Eating Out
• Find out which Queens rotisserie chicken made the list of the city’s ten best.

• The Queens Kickshaw has a new happy hour menu.

Restaurant ABC’s – Kew Gardens Hills
Grade A – Bakhtar Kabab, 67-29 Main St. – Live roaches
Grade B – Tolmas, 77-63 Vleigh Pl. – Food Cross-contaminated, Evidence of mice
Grade Pending – Grill Point, 69-54 Main St. – Food cross-contaminated, personal cleanliness inadequate, Food not protected from possible contamination

Events
Flushing – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Taiwan: A World of Orchids. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

• Flushing - Noon – Councilman Peter Koo and summer interns to clean Downtown Flushing. Lipllman Plaza, Roosevelt and 39th Aves.

• Glen Oaks - 12:15 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella presents a check to the Parks Department for construction of the Glen Oaks Health & Wellness Course. 260th St. & 74th Ave.

• Glen Oaks - 1 p.m. – Community leaders announce support for Bob Friedrich for City Council. 260th St. & 74th Ave.

Flushing – 6 p.m. – Flushing Night Out Night Market. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Douglaston – 7:30 p.m. – Plaza Movie Night: Ghostbusters. Douglaston Plaza Station, 242-02 61st Ave.

Saturday
Flushing – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Taiwan: A World of Orchids.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
• Jackson Heights – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Unlocked & Reimagined. Free. Leverich Family Burial Ground, 71st St. & 35th Ave.
• Long Island City – Noon to 5 p.m. – Third Annual LIC Block Party. Free. SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St.
• Douglaston – Noon to 3 p.m. – Smokey Bear’s 71st Birthday Bash.  Alley Pond Park, 76th Avenue btwn Springfield Blvd & 226th St.
• Jamaica – Noon to 3 p.m. – Hoops, Sticks & Whirligigs. Free. King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave.
Woodhaven – 1 p.m. – Solshyne’s Annual Tie-Dye Festival. Forest Park, Woodhaven Blvd. & Forest Park Dr.
Douglaston – 1:30 p.m. – Fun in the Sand – Ages 5-6. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
Woodhaven- 2 and 4 p.m. – Making Magic with Ethan. Forest Park Carousel, Forest Park Dr.
• Flushing Meadows – 6 p.m. – Comedy show with Gilbert Gottfried to benefit Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps. $40-50. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. South

Sunday
Flushing – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Taiwan: A World of Orchids.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
• Sunnyside – 11 a.m. – NY shamrocks Soccer Club host Sunnyside Gardens Six-Aside Tournament and Family Fun Day. 48-21 39th Ave.
Astoria – 1 p.m. – Inside Fraggle Rock. Museum of The Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Floral Park – 1 to 8 p.m. – Fundriaser for MS 67 student suffering from leukemia. Jack Duggan’s Pub, 145 Tulip Ave.
• Forest Hills- 4 p.m.- Little Mo tennis tournament opening ceremony. West Side Tennis Club, 1 Tennis Place
Springfield Gardens – 5 p.m. – Sessions the Band. Springfield Park, Springfield Blvd. & 146th Ave.
Long Island City – 5 to 7 p.m. – Sage Music Concert Series. Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Rd.

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August 21st, 2015 at 8:05 am

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Morning Buzz: Acid attack in Sunnyside, Mister Softee jingle showdown

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Thursday, August 20
Weather
• Cloudy skies and a high of 83 degrees and a chance of thunderstorms developing late in the day.

Top Stories
Three firefighters were killed in Washington State as fire continue to ravage the western United States.

• There’s more unrest in Missouri after St. Louis cops fatally shoot an armed suspect

• Disgraced reality television star Josh Duggar was among those whose Ashley Madison account info was leaked to the Dark Web.

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Concert Under the Stars Thurs. Aug 20th 7:30PM Just 60’s Rock & Roll concert highlighting the culture, fads, current events and Americana of the Sixties. Cunningham Park – Main Park House, 196th St & Union Turnpike, Oakland Gardens
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Queens News
• Mister Softee is getting tough on LIC-based ice cream vendors that are using the company’s iconic jingle.

• A woman was attacked with an acid-like substance on a Sunnyside street.

•Drone are becoming a huge problem around Queens airports, but you can still purchase them in shops in both LaGuardia and JFK.

Politics
• Mayor Bill de Blasio has essentially given up his crusade to ban carriage horses.

• The public advocate is suing the DOE over a lack of air conditioning on buses for disabled students.

Entertainment
• Rosie O’Donnell’s daughter was found with heroin dealer she met on Tinder.

• Kelly Clarkson accidentally let it slip on stage that she is expecting child number two.

Opinion
• The Post writes that presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders actually agree on way too much.

• Josh Greenman writes in the Daily News that it’s time to take a deep breath and stop blaming the mayor for everything.

In the Blogs
• A NYC man who was lynched for being Jewish in 1915 was remembered as his Queens gravesite.

• There’s free outdoor jazz in Forest Hills tonight.

Trending in New York
#ScientificSongs
#Cairo
#WeLoveYouMichael
Ashley Madison
#HappyBirthdayDemi

Scoreboard
• The Mets fell to the Orioles, 5-4. The Mets are off today as they travel to Colorado for three games with the Rockies.

• The Yankees topped the Twins, 4-3. The Yankees welcome Cleveland to the stadium for a weekend series. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

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Sage Music Concert Series Sun. Aug. 23rd  5-7PM Join us for concerts of popular, acoustic and rock music! Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Road, LIC
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Real Estate
• In August of 1967, the Board of Estimate voted to rezone one of the busiest blocks in Flushing.

OPEN HOUSE – Sunday, August 23rd 1-3PM, 63-85 Woodhaven Blvd. Unit 5D, Rego Park Condo for Sale! Open floor plan- huge studio apartment converted into a lovely 1 bedroom. Asking $265,000  O’Kane Realty 

OPEN HOUSE - Sunday, August 23rd, 12-1:30 PM, 110-31 73rd Road, Apt. 3M, Forest Hills. Cozy, quiet very large studio. High ceilings, original hardwood oak floors, windowed kitchen and bath. Steps to express train, buses, Austin Street . $139,000. (718) 520-0303 www.madeleinerealty.com

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 773-square-foot apartment at 43-33 48th Street in Sunnyside for $410,000.

Style & Fashion
• Some of us have been slaving away all summer, but for the lucky ones who haven’t, the Times has your “back-to-work” fashion must-haves.

• The Post has a sneaker for every personality.

Events
Flushing Meadows – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Tennis players from across NYC compete in BNP Paribas Aces tournament. Practice Courts, Meridian Rd.

• Queens Village – Noon – City Council candidate Ali Najmi unveils “Everyday Library” initiative. Queens Library, 94-11 217th St.

• Rockaway – 1 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio breaks ground on a new affordable housing development. 34-11 Beach Channel Dr.

• Rego Park – 4 p.m. – Ribbon-cutting ceremony for new credit union. MCU, 61-35 Junction Blvd.

• Bayside – 5:30 p.m. – State Senator Toby Stavisky and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic join Verizon workers calling for new contract. Central Office, Bell Blvd. & 43rd St.

Flushing – 6 p.m. – All-American Blue concert and screening of Big Hero 6. Kissena Corridor Park, Main St. & Elder Ave.

Howard Beach – 7 p.m. – Arnie Mig Memorial Big Band Concert. St. Helen’s Parish, Father Dooley Hall, 83-25 157th Ave.

Fresh Meadows – 7:30 p.m. – Just 60’s: A Rock & Roll concert highlighting the Americana of the Sixties.  Cunningham Park, 196th St. & Union Turnpike

LIC – 8:30 p.m. – When Harry Met Sally.  Hunter’s Point So. Park, Center Blvd. & 51st Ave.

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August 20th, 2015 at 8:15 am

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Morning Buzz: Tallest building in outer boros coming to LIC, JFK handlers steal $250K

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Wednesday, August 19

Weather
• Partly cloudy and a little cooler with a high of 84 degrees.

Top Stories
• The topless woman who work Times Square are protected by shady managers who take 30 percent of their cut.

• Hackers have posted the user info stolen from cheating site Ashely Madison to the Dark Web, exposing some 32 million people.

• Senator Chuck Schumer will hold a lottery for a limited number of tickets to see Pope Francis during his Washington visit.

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Music & Movie Night – Thurs. Aug. 20th 6PM. All-American Blues concert by Grammy-nominated Tony O and his Band, followed by screening of “Big Hero 6” presented by Flushing Chamber of Commerce. Kissena Corridor Park, Main Street & Elder Avenue, Flushing.
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Queens News
• A group of JFK bag handlers managed to steal more than $250K in foreign currency.

• A volunteer ambulance corps that closed when a building collapsed on its Woodhaven headquarters two years ago is on life support.

• Police have released photos of the suspect wanted for a shooting in Laurelton this week.

Politics
• A former top backer of Mayor Bill de Blasio is now considering challenging the “anti-business, anti-cop socialist” mayor.

• But de Blasio still has at least one friend in comedian Louis C.K. Maybe. Many believe it was the comedian who call WNYC to defend the mayor.

Entertainment
• Rosie O’Donnell’s 17-year-old daughter, who had been missing for a week, was found on the Jersey Shore.

•RFK Jr. has ordered his daughter to clean up her Instagram account.

Opinion
• The Observer writes that New York City deserves a serious mayor.

• The Post writes state officials are as much to blame for the upstate prison break in June.

In the Blogs
• A racist comment was found scrawled in wet cement in Flushing.

• A woman in Woodhaven is being offered up to four figures to read fortunes in a pile of coffee grounds.

Trending in New York
#WeLoveYouLiam
Yvonne Craig
#CollegeIn3Words
Ashley Madison
#CamCanTakeMe

Scoreboard
• The Mets topped the Orioles, 5-3. The teams square off again tonight in Baltimore at 7 p.m.

• The Yankees beat the Twins, 8-4. The Yankees wrap their series with Minnesota today at 1:05 p.m.

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Summer Concert 2015 Wed. Aug. 19th 7:30 Brass Transit. A Chicago Tribute Band. Bring your own lawn chair. Maspeth Federal Parking Lot, 69th Street & Grand Ave, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• The tallest tower outside of Manhattan is going to be in Queens. It is scheduled for completion in 2019.

• For Rent – Forest Hills – Pre-war large 1 bedroom Apt, approx. 950 sq. ft., EIK, pet friendly, lots of closet space.  Asking $2,250/month.  Madeleine Realty of Queens  madeleinerealty.com  718-520-0303

• For Sale – Ridgewood – 6 Family, 3 story investment property. Well maintained, new roof, new boiler. Asking $1.7M  DY Realty  718-729-7474

• Sold – Three-bedroom,one-bath, 1.044-square-foot attached home at 94-21 115th Street in Richmond Hill for $328,000.

Money News
• Homeowners are spending like its 2006, signaling good news for the housing market.

• Walmart stock is dropping after the retail giant lowered its earnings forecast, citing its decision to raise worker’s pay.

Events
• Jamaica - Noon – City Council members call on banks to reform foreclosure process with increased use of loan modifications, Queens Supreme Civil Courthouse, 88-11 Sutphin Blvd.

Bayside – 1:30 p.m. – WWE stars Dean Ambrose and Alicia Fox visit with kids. St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, 29-01 216th St.

LIC – 7 p.m. – International Outdoor Film Festival: Alice (Czech Republic). Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

Maspeth – 7:30 p.m. – Brass Transit – A Chicago Tribute Band. Maspeth Federal Parking Lot, 69th St. & Grand Ave.

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August 19th, 2015 at 9:07 am

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