Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: BP Katz sued over FOIL requests, Woodside hotel housing homeless families

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Thursday, August 28

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 85.

Top Stories
• The TSA confirmed that travelers are arriving late to LaGuardia because of the construction, and warns people to arrive up to three hours early.

• The NYPD is blaming Hurricane Sandy for a missing file that kept two innocent men behind bars for 22 years.

• After the Yankees offered to help, the original rehab facility where Doc Gooden sought help for drug addiction in the 80s also offered its assistance.

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Back to School Sales Days  Sat Aug 27th & Sun Aug 28th 1-4pm Sponsored by the Woodhaven BID. Great back-to-school savings, live music, free giveaways. Free trolley on Sun from noon to 4pm. Jamaica Ave. from Dexter Ct. to 100th St.
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Queens News
• A Quality Inn on Queens Boulevard in Woodside has been quietly housing homeless families for the past month.

• Cameras were installed yesterday around the Howard Beach park where a jogger was murdered.

• A Queens mans is suing Borough President Melinda Katz for failing to release information on two meetings she held regarding Willets Point.

Politics
• A Brooklyn assemblyman says New Yorkers have needlessly spent millions of dollars repairing cracked sidewalks the city should have paid for.

• Former police commissioner Ray Kelly is furious after Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized the NYPD’s surveillance of Muslims post-9/11.

Entertainment
• After being attacked by racist trolls, Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones’ website was hit by hackers and filled with naked photos and personal information.

• Meet the man who is allegedly having an affair with Larry King’s wife.

Buzzing Back

• In 1939, The Wizard of Oz opens in theaters around the United States.

• Actor Sean Connery is born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1930.

Opinion
• The Post writes that the NYPD’s own inspector general tried again to discredit the force, and once again failed.

• Assemblyman Ron Kim writes that the governor’s new task force is going to hurt small businesses, especially immigrant-owned dry cleaners.

In the Blogs
• Edge of the City ranks the top five takeout foods in Forest Hills.

• A Woodside playground is going to get a $3 million upgrade.

Trending in New York
#TvShowsThatMiss
#MakeTVHipHop
Glenn Beck
Leslie Jones
Italy

Scoreboard
• The Mets (63-63) fell to the Cardinals, 8-1. The Mets wrap up their series with the Cardinals at 7:15 p.m. in St. Louis.

• The Yankees (65-61) blanked the Mariners, 5-0. The Yankees are off before starting a home series with the Orioles.

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See It Big Series: Let’s Spend the Night Together Fri Aug 26th at 7pm, Sun Aug 28th at 4pm Go onstage, backstage, and through the crowd while the Rolling Stones play their biggest songs. $15 Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• A nonprofit advocating for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector streetcar estimates the city will have to find five acres and $100M for a rail yard.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat. Aug 27th 1-3pm  60-26 60th Road, Maspeth.  Detached one family with garage, 3 large bedrooms, wood floors, gas heat.  Asking $499,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111 

OPEN HOUSE – Sat. Aug 27th 4-6pm  71-30 67th Street, Glendale.  Brick two family in mint condition.  3 bedrooms over 2, full finished basement, yard.  Located near all.  Asking $1.029M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-821-5999

• Sold – Three-bedroom, 1.5-bath, 655-square-foot single-family home at 218 Beach 27th Street in Edgemere for $280,000.

Style & Fashion
• Jamie Foxx’s favorite jewelry designer is a 20-year-old Baruch College pre-dental student.

• This men’s brand is bringing custom tailoring to the masses.

Events
Elmhurst - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Job Fair. Queens Center Mall Food Court, 90-15 Queens Blvd.

Astoria – 11:30 a.m. – Elected officials protest Amtrak’s rent increase for homeowners, 22-38 23rd St.

• Middle Village – Noon to 3 p.m. – Water Games. Juniper Valley Park, Juniper Blvd. South & 80th St.

• Corona – 3:30 to 8 p.m. – Officials cut ribbon on improvements and then host back-to-school event. Hinton Park, 37th Ave. & 113th St.

• Woodside – 5 p.m. – Make the Road NY and elected official rally to end violence against transgender people. Woodside Plaza, Woodside & Roosevelt Avenues

Belle Harbor - 5:30 to 7 p.m. – State Senator Joe Addabbo Mobile Office Hours. Seaside Library, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

• St. Albans – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Elected officials hosts Southeast Queens Vision Zero Town Hall. Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center, 172-17 Linden Blvd.

Flushing – 7:45 p.m. – Screening of Saving Jamaica Bay.  Kissena Corridor Park, Main St. & Elder Ave.

Forest Hills – 8 p.m. – Free Summer Movies: Minions. Maspeth Federal, 101-09 Metropolitan Ave.

LIC – 8:30 p.m. – Cinema LIC: Zootopia.  LIC Landing, 52-10 Center Blvd.

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August 25th, 2016 at 8:38 am

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Morning Buzz: LGA rebuild causing huge traffic issues, Construction workers blast LIC builder

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Wednesday, August 24

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 87.

Top Stories
• A 6.2-magnitude earthquake in central Italy near Rome has killed at least 20 people and reduced a historic town to rubble.

• A drunk cop was found passed out with his gun on the street after leaving a WWE event at the Barclays Center.

• Cops say Mayor Bil de Blasio is to blame for a homeless encampment in Upper Manhattan.

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Anyway You Want It Wed. Aug. 24th 8pm-12am A Journey tribute band. Bar 360 at Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica
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Queens News
• The LGA rebuild is causing such huge traffic problems that desperate travelers are getting out of cars on the GCP and walking to the terminals.

• Queens construction workers went after a Long Island City builder who refuses to use union labor.

•The reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who murdered a Howard Beach jogger has risen to $300,000.

Politics
• Families of victims killed by cops went after Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for her failure to support police reform bills.

• Donald Trump jacked up the rent on his Trump Tower campaign office by 400 percent now that its coming out of campaign coffers and not his own pocket.

Entertainment
• Actor Steven Hill, who among other roles was famous for playing a district attorney on “Law & Order,” has died at the age of 94.

• She certainly won’t go hungry! For the second year in a row, Jennifer Lawrence was the highest paid actress in Hollywood.

Buzzing Back

• In 1981, John Lennon’s murderer Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life.

• In 1902, Italian-born American mafioso Carlo Gambino is born in Palermo, Sicily.

Opinion
• The Daily News writes that greed is to blame for the sudden rise in cost of the EpiPen, a life-saving device for people with severe allergies.

• A columnist for the Post says it makes financial sense for supermarkets to refuse to accept WIC checks.

In the Blogs
• Opponents of the conversion of a Maspeth Holiday Inn into a homeless shelter are calling for a nationwide boycott of the hospitality chain.

• A new co-working space is opening in Forest Hills.

Trending in New York
Italy
#WorstPainEverIn3Words
#StanBigTimeRush
The Miz
#SongMakesMeTearUp

Scoreboard
• The Mets (63-62) topped the Cardinals, 7-4. The Mets and Cardinals meet again in St. Louis at 8:15 p.m.

• The Yankees (64-61) beat the Mariners, 5-1. The Yankees wrap up their series with Seattle and with it their west coast trip at 3:40 p.m.

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Free Summer Movies: Zootopia Wed. Aug 24th 8pm Get here early to snag a good spot. Maspeth Federal Savings Parking Lot, 69th Street & Grand Avenue, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• There’s plenty of debate on the aesthetics of “McMansions,” but a new report shows there definitely a bad investment.

• For Sale –  Middle Village North – Two family brick on 21×150 lot.  3 stories, 6/6/3 & finished basement with bath, 2 terraces .  Asking $1.58M  Lou Pastorini – Caldwell Banker Phillips  917-797-7567

• For Sale – Woodhaven – Spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bath co-op. Efficiency kitchen, DR/LR Combo. Overlooking Forest Park.  Asking $149,000  CB Kuber Realty  718-628-0100

• Sold – Four-bedroom, two-bath, 1,727-square-foot single-family home at 86-67 107th Street in Richmond Hill for $540,000.

Money News
• Marriott apparently has buyer’s remorse following its megamerger with Starwood.

Tesla stock jumped after Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce a new product announcement was forthcoming.

Events
Flushing - 9 a.m. – Korean Cultural Fanfare to greet 1,500 new students. Queens College Quad, 65-20 Kissena Blvd.

Dutch Kills - 11 a.m. – Topping-off ceremony for new high-rise. 37-14 36th St.

• Glendale – 3 to 9 p.m. – Back to School Madness. The Shops at Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Ave.

Far Rockaway – 5 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders announces $12.94 million for transportation improvements. Beach 22nd St. & Mott Ave.

Astoria – 6 p.m. – Housing Workshop. Central Astoria LDC, 25-69 38th St.

Glendale – 7 p.m. – Movies on the Green: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Shops at Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Ave.

Maspeth – 8 p.m. – Free Summer Movies: Zootopia. Maspeth Federal Parking Lot, 69th St. & Grand Ave.

Fresh Meadows – 8 p.m. – Jewish Music Under the Stars. Cunningham Park, 196th St. & Union Turnpike

Jamaica – 8 p.m. – Anyway You Want It – A Journey Tribute Band. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Ridgewood – 9 p.m. – Sound Vision. Queens Tavern, 68-69 Fresh Pond Rd.

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August 24th, 2016 at 8:22 am

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Morning Buzz: Clueless traveler sparks airport lockdown, First-degree murder charges for suspect in Iman slaying

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Tuesday, August 23
Weather
• Sunny with a high of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• After much criticism, President Obama will tour the deadly flooding in Louisiana today.

• Nearly 22 children were killed after a bomb went off at a wedding in Turkey. 

The state department is releasing 15,000 newly released emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server.

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Back to School Madness Event Wed Aug 24th 3-9pm Free Magic Shows, Face Painting, Free Kids Safe IDs, Little girls manicures, handmade goods, and much more! Hosted by Ridgewood Kids. Register here. The Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave, Glendale
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Queens News
Oscar Morel was indicted on first-degree murder charges in the slaying of a Queens Iman and his associate.

• An airport traveler accidentally sparked a lockdown at LaGuardia after walking past a security checkpoint. 

• An associate of John Gotti’s grandson pleaded guilty to torching the car of a rival pizza place owner. 

Politics
• A federal court blocked President Obama’s mandate for transgender students to use the bathroom they chose. 

• The New York State Gaming Commission announced five temporary daily fantasy contracts.

Entertainment
• Billy Bush is joining the third hour of the today show as a new host after Willie Geist’s departure.

Britney Spears is auctioning the clothes off her back to help victims of Louisiana flooding.
Buzzing Back

•  On this day in 1989, Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose gets booted from baseball.

•  LA Lakers guard, Kobe Bryant, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1978.

Opinion
Corruption in Albany doesn’t retire and neither does the money it costs taxpayers, Harry Siegel writes in the NY Daily News.

• On the 20th anniversary of welfare reform, John Kasich pens a NY Times Op Ed to say it still isn’t working. 

In the Blogs
Check out photos of a new co-working space on Austin Street in Forest Hills.

Police are investigating the death of a four-month old child in Ozone Park.

Trending in New York
#ICantBeUrFriendBecase
#MakeTvSexy
#ArmsTreaty
#SummerSlam
Ariana and Mac

Scoreboard
• The Mets (62-62) are in St. Louis for the starts of a three game set with the Cardinals. First pitch is 8:05 p.m.

• The Yankees  (63-61) fell to the Mariners by a 7-5 final. They’ll take on the Mariners for game two of their series at 10:05 p.m.

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Housing Workshop Wed. Aug 24th 6pm We will be talking about Rent Stabilization & Rent Controlled Laws, Leases, Repairs, Evictions and services available to Senior Citizens and the Disabled. Call 718-204-1056 to RSVP. Central Astoria LDC, 25-69 38th Street, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Condos are on the market, starting at $700,000 for Long Island City’s newest luxury development. 

• For Sale – Middle Village – Ranch home with private backyard and garage.  Updated kitchen and bath.  Asking $569,000  Marie Brelsin at O’Kane Realty  917-623-6306

• For Sale – Forest Hills – Semi detached brick, four bedrooms, two bath with large lawn.  Open concept living, FDR, EIK, private patio, one car garage.  Asking $1,039,000  Madeleine Realty of Queens  718-520-0303

• Sold – Rockaway – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom beachfront condo for $380,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Sony may introduce two new PS4 models at their September event.

This ultra-sonic tape measurer will have you wanting to measure everything in your house.

Events
Howard Beach – 11 a.m. – Councilman Eric Ulrich to hold a joint press conference with the Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic Association to announce two additional days of trash collection in Coleman Square. Coleman Square, Howard Beach/JFK Airport Station

LIC – Noon – Press conference and rally to protest the use of non-union workers at G&M Realty Site. G&M Realty Site, 45-46 Davis St

Flushing – 3 p.m. – Assemblyman Ron Kim and 109th Precinct partner for backpack giveaway. District Office of Assemblyman Ron Kim, 136-20 38th Avenue, Suite 10A

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August 24th, 2016 at 8:21 am

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Morning Buzz: Queens woman charged with strangling 9-year-old stepdaughter to death, Man dies after jumping off booze cruise

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Monday, August 22
Weather
• Sunny all day with a high of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
The USA finished atop the medal table as the 2016 Olympic Summer Games came to a close in Rio.

The governor of Louisiana is asking for donations in the wake of historic flooding.

• Lou Pearlman, the man behind the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC, died in prison. 

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Movies on the Waterfront Mon. Aug 22nd 8:30pm Tonight’s feature is Jaws. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge & the Pool, Astoria
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Queens News
• A 56-year-old man died after jumping off a cruise ship in Queens. 

• Authorities charged a Queens woman with strangling her 9-year-old stepdaughter to death. 

The prime minister of Bangladesh is trying to silence a Queens activist, according to a lawsuit.

Politics
• New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman unveiled a plan to rehab “zombie properties.” 

The FBI is planning to probe Ukrainian political corruption and its potential links to Donald Trump’s former campaign manager.

Entertainment
• Frank Ocean’s long-awaited new album was finally released over the weekend. 

Weekend Box Office
Suicide Squad – $20 million
Sausage Party - $15 million
War Dogs – $14 million
Kubo and the Two Strings – $12 million
Ben-Hur – $11 million
Buzzing Back

• In 1989, Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers becomes the first pitcher in major league history to register 5,000 career strikeouts.

• NFL coach Bill Parcells, (NY Giants, NY Jets, NE Patriots), was born in Englewood, New Jersey in 1941.

Opinion
Mayor de Blasio should hold off on taking a victory lap after City test scores improved, the NY Post says.

• The NY Daily News says the future looks great for Orchard Beach after de Blasio’s investment. 

In the Blogs
• A Philip Seymour Hoffman retrospective is coming to the Museum of the Moving Image. 

• The Jackson Heights Vietnamese restaurant that suffered fire damage last week remains closed. 

Trending in New York
#mondaymotivation 
#armstreaty
#morningjoe
#90sSongLife
Huma Abedin

Scoreboard
• The Mets (62-62) beat the Giants by a 2-0 final. They’re off today.

• The Yankees (63-60) were shutout by the Angels, 2-0. They travel to Seattle to take on the Mariners at 10:05 p.m. tonight.

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Movies Under the Stars Mon. Aug 22nd 8-10pm Inside Out. Cunningham Park, 196th St & Union Tpk, Fresh Meadows
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Real Estate
• A century-old Forest Hills home that looks straight out of The Great Gatsby hit the market for $4.5 million. 

• For Sale – Glendale – Detached 2 family on double lot.  Four 1 car garages and shed.  Lovely 2nd floor deck that leads to huge yard.  Asking $1,298,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Sale - Woodside – Brick home with 3 bedrooms, 2 full bath. Set up as a 1 family but with a 2 family C/O. Parking for 3 cars.  Asking $769,000  Landmark International Real Estate  718-898-8300

• Sold – Rockaway – A-three bedroom, three-bathroom on Beach 149th Street for $1.19 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Police arrested 38-year-old Alberto Caballero on Saturday for the August 11 crime of allegedly stealing $30,000 from Oasis Cafe on Northern Boulevard.

Events
Ozone Park – 11 a.m. – FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro hosts community fire safety event. 135-26 Cross Bay Boulevard.

Woodside – 11:30 a.m. – Elected officials announce $3 million in funding for Hart Playground. Hart Playground, Broadway and 65th Street.

Glendale – 7:30 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: The Good Dinosaur.  Forest Park @ Buddy Monument, Park Lane So & Myrtle Ave

Fresh Meadows – 8 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Inside Out.  Cunningham Park, 196th Street & Union Tpk.

Astoria - 8:30 p.m. – Movies on the Waterfront: Jaws.  Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge & pool.

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August 24th, 2016 at 8:20 am

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Friday, August 19
Weather
• Partly cloud and humid with a high of 87. The weekend will be cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms on Sunday. High of 85 degrees for both days.

Top Stories
• Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and his fellow athletes face a possible indictment by Brazilian police for their false report about an armed robbery.

• An unflattering life-sized statue of a naked Donald Trump took over Union Square, one of many across the country.

• The U.S. Justice Department announced it will no longer use private prisons, effective immediately.

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5th Annual LIC Block Party Sat. Aug 20th 12-5pm Featuring art and entertainment for all ages. Family-friendly art activities; an Artists’ Market, and food from local restaurants. Free! Sculpture Center, 44-19 Purves St, LIC.
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Queens News
• A $91 million Far Rockaway revitalization project would transform its downtown commercial hub.

• A 28-year-old transgender woman was bashed in the head with a hammer in Jackson Heights.

• Reps for a Maspeth hotel the city plans to convert to a homeless shelter say nightly protestors should direct their anger at City Hall, not the Holiday Inn.

Politics
• If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency, her foundation will stop accepting foreign and corporate donations.

• Before advising Trump in this race, his political aides were busy conducting a covert pro-Russia campaign in Ukraine.

Entertainment
• Everybody relax. “Inside Amy Schumer” on Comedy Central isn’t canceled, it’s just on hiatus.

• Frank Ocean finally released his latest visual album, Endless, on Apple Music.
Buzzing Back

• In 1964, The Beatles kicked off their first U.S. tour at San Francisco’s Cow Palace.

Bill Clinton , the 42nd president of the United States, was born in Hope, Arkansas, in 1946. 

Opinion
• The Times says rather than dictating what Muslim women should wear, France should focus on real terrorist threats.

• The Post calls President Obama ridiculous for not calling the $400 million Iran payment a ransom.

In the Blogs
• Protesters fighting the homeless shelter in Maspeth are calling for a boycott of Holiday Inn hotels.

• Hip hop, reggae and gospel performers will grace the stage at Baisley Pond Park this weekend.

Trending in New York
Frank Ocean
#WorldPhotographyDay
#BirdTV
Tory Lanez
#AustinMahoneSendItWayUp

Scoreboard
• The Mets (60-61) fell to the San Francisco Giants, 10-7.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Jets are in Washington for the second preseason game of the year. Start time is 7:30 p.m.
• Both New York teams are on the west coast, as the Yankees open a series with the Diamondbacks at 10:05 p.m.
• The Mets play game two of their weekend series with the Giants at 10:15 p.m.
Saturday
• The Giants play their second preseason game in Buffalo. Kickoff is at 4 p.m.
• The Mets and Giants meet in a 4:05 p.m. matinee.
• The Yankees are in Arizona again. First pitch is at 9:35 p.m.
Sunday
• The Yankees play their last game in Arizona at 3:35 p.m.
• New York and San Francisco make an appearance in prime time. First pitch is at 8:08 p.m.

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Infamous Crime Scenes Sun. Aug 21st 3pm Gain a modern perspective of twelve of the most infamous NYC Crime Scenes, and the stories behind them. $10 Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Property Markets Group is looking to sell a newly built rental tower at 23-01 42nd Road in Long Island City.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 21st 1-3pm – 72-19 Dane Place, Forest Hills.  3 bedroom, 1.5 bath Townhouse.  Finished basement and garage space.  Great location – close to all!  Asking $849,000  Madeleine Realty of Queens 718-520-0303 

For Sale – By Owner! 18 acres of flat land with 2 trailers in Green County.  15 mins from Bellayre Ski Resort.  No real estate – serious inquiries only!  Asking $169,000  Contact Virginia  917-922-3538.

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 1,280-square-feet apartment at 80-09 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights for $505,000.

Eating Out
• This Gothamist list of top coffee shop offices includes these popular Queens establishments.

• Chick-Fil-A is opening its third NYC location, this time at Queens Center Mall.

Restaurant ABC’s – Ozone Park
Grade A – Jerry’s Little Town, 94-09 101st Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees
Grade B – El Pollo Inka Peru, 78-06 101st Ave.- Evidence of mice, Filth flies
Grade C – Trap House, 94-02 80th St. – No hand-washing facility, Food not protected from contamination, Lacking appropriate thermometer

Events
Glen Oaks – 10:30 a.m. – Assemblyman David Weprin attends chartering ceremony for ‘Friends of Queens Library at Glen Oaks.’ 256-04 Union Turnpike.

Jamaica – 2 p.m. – Assemblyman David Weprin judges final around at American Debate League’s Summer Debate Camp Tournament. St. John’s University D’Angelo Center, 8000 Utopia Parkway.

Flushing – 2:30 p.m. – Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Councilman Peter Koo tour Flushing. Start at Queens Botanical Garden. 43-50 Main St.

Flushing – 3 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James speaks at Flushing Chinese Business Association’s 26th Presidential Inauguration. Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Ave.

Flushing – 3:30 p.m. – State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli talk ethics and campaign finance reform. 37-02 Main St., C1

Flushing – 3:45 p.m. – Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito visits Hindu Temple Society of North America. 45-57 Bowne St.

• Far Rockaway – 5 p.m. – High and Mighty Brass Band. Free. O’Donahue Park, Beach 17th St.

• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Toshi Reagon in Concert. $16. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Corona – 8 p.m. – Free Outdoor Screening: Act One.   Queens Theatre Festival lawn, 14 Union Nations Ave So.

Saturday
Flushing - 9 a.m. – Queens 5K Championship. $35 for Runners. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
• Flushing – 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Jack and the Beanstalk: Maritime Marionettes. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
LIC – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – LIC Flea Music Festival.  5-26 46th Ave.
• South Jamaica – Noon to 4 p.m. – Councilman Ruben Wills and Parks Department hosts District 28 Day. Free. 150th St. & 130th Ave.
LIC – Noon to 5 p.m. – 5th Annual LIC Block Party. Sculpture Center, 44-19 Purves St.
• Astoria – Noon – Steinway Village Walking Tour. $20. Meet at 23rd Ave. & Steinway St.
LIC – 2 to 7:00 p.m. – Sunnyside Summer Strolls Street Festival.  46th Street btwn Queens Blvd & Greenpoint Ave.
• LIC – 4 p.m. – Dance Performance. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
• LIC – 4 p.m. – Discussion: Center of Attention. Free. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd St.
• South Jamaica – 4 to 7 p.m. – Classic Hip Hop & Reggae Fest. Free. Rockaway & Sutphin Boulevards
Rockaway – 7 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco Skate Party. Beach 108th Street Roller Rink
Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – Saturday Night Dances.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.

Sunday
Astoria – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Steinway Street Festival. Steinway St. & 28th Ave.
LIC – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – LIC Flea Music Festival. 5-26 46th Ave.
Astoria – 3 p.m. – Infamous Crime Scenes. Q.E.D., 24-16 23rd Ave.
• Jackson Heights – 4 p.m. – Rock from the 1950s to the Present with The Beats. Free. Travers Park, 78th St. & 34th Ave.
• South Jamaica – 4 to 7 p.m. – Gospel Fest. Free. Rockaway & Sutphin Boulevards
LIC – 6 to 10 p.m. – Quiet Clubbing Sunday Funday. LIC Landing, 52-10 Center Blvd.

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August 19th, 2016 at 8:03 am

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Thursday, August 18

Weather
• Cloudy skies give way to sun and a high of 84.

Top Stories
• The hellish wildfire outside Los Angeles has now destroyed more than 25,000 acres.

• A report is offering disturbing allegations about the home life of the Staten Island Boy who killed himself after being bullied.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered an investigation into the Port Authority’s chaotic response to the JFK shooting scare.

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2016 Waterfront Concert Series Thurs Aug 18th 7:30pm Bon Journey (pop). Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge & the Pool, Astoria
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Queens News
• From his cell on Rikers Island, alleged imam shooter Oscar Morel maintains he is innocent and “likes all types of religions.”

• The NYPD is investigating up to 70 tips in the murder of a Howard Beach jogger.

• A construction worker hung himself at an Astoria condo building site.

Politics
• Disgraced former Queens state senator Hiram Monserrate is looking to get back into politics, running for district leader post this September.

• The Republican who wrote the “Benghazi mom” speech delivered at the RNC says he is going to vote for Hillary Clinton.

Entertainment
• An artist who has worked for Kanye West divorced his wife amid rumors he is dating Ashley Olsen.

• David Schwimmer says that starring in “Friends” messed up his relationships off the set.

Buzzing Back

• Celebrated Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird retires in 1992.

• Actor Robert Redford was born in Santa Monica, California, in 1936.

Opinion
• The Daily News writes that the panic at JFK after gunshots were reported raises serious questions about the response in the event of a real terror attack.

• The Queens Ledger says that the media largely focused on just one aspect of last week’s public meeting about a proposed homeless shelter in Maspeth.

In the Blogs
• A thug named Pablo Escobar – yes, his real name – robbed a four-year-old girl at an Astoria laundromat.

• A Queens assemblywoman says the comptroller is on the community’s side in a fight to stop a Maspeth homeless shelter.

Trending in New York
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Reyna
#TrumpExplainsMoviePlots
#MercyAtMidnight
Lochte

Scoreboard
• The Diamondbacks crushed the Mets, 13-5. The Mets (60-60) head to San Francisco for a four-game series with the Giants. First pitch is at 10:15 p.m.

• The Blue Jays topped the Yankees, 7-4. The Yankees (61-59) are off today before starting a weekend series with the Angels in Anaheim.

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Real Estate
• A Flushing condo developer has filed for bankruptcy…again.

• For Sale – Commercial Property, Glendale – Semi-detached corner auto repair shop.  3 bays, 2 separate entrances, loft with storage, office with full bath.  Interior walls reinforced with cement, infra red heating system.  Asking $668,000 Lou Pastorini  917-797-7567

• For Sale - Rego Park – Studio co-op, modern efficiency kitchen, living/dining/sleeping area.  Asking $139,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• Sold – Six-bedroom, three-bath, 2,340-sqaure-foot multi-family home at 23-15 Bell Boulevard in Bay Terrace for $1.388 million.

Style & Fashion
• A Ukrainian fashion designer has created the perfect vacation frock.

• Wilhelmina will feature a transgender model this fall.

Events
Forest Hills - 9:45 a.m. – Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz and Queens EDC clean graffiti. Former Site of Wiggles, 96-24 Queens Blvd.

Kew Gardens – 10:30 a.m. – Borough President’s Land Use Hearing. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Dear Abby Discussion Group. Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd.

• Long Island City – 1 p.m. – Queens Library CEO Dennis Walcott and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer announce return of Saturday service. Court Square Library, 25-01 Jackson Ave.

Astoria – 3 p.m. – NYCHA announces completion of new LED lighting project. Ravenswood Houses, 34-35A 12th St.

Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – The Connections. Free music! Bliss Plaza & Queens Blvd.

Howard Beach – 7 p.m. – Arnie Mig Big Band Concert. St. Helen’s Church, 157-10 83rd St.

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Waterfront Concert Series: Bon Journey. Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Blvd.

Flushing - 7:45 p.m. – Screening of Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion. Kissena Corridor Park, Main St. & Elder Ave.

Fresh Meadows – 8 p.m. – Shakespeare in the Park: Julius Ceasar. Cunningham Park, 196th St. & Union Turnpike

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Morning Buzz: Bicyclist recounts encounter with suspect in imam murder, Astoria man in accident robbed

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Wednesday, August 17

Weather
• Sunny skies and high of 89.

Top Stories
• Almost 500 New Yorkers have tested positive for the Zika virus.

• Police in Rio are finding little evidence to back up U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte’s claim that he was robbed at gunpoint.

• The Milwaukee cop who shot and killed Sylville Smith has been identified.

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Queens News
• Friends of the jogger killed in Howard Beach held a memorial walk in her honor.

• The bicyclist who was hit by the man arrested for shooting two Muslim men in Ozone Park, says Oscar Morel looked “out of control” during the incident.

• A Queens man who blacked out after a car crash was robbed by two men pretending to help him.

Politics
• Former congressman Anthony Weiner told the Times that he feels no shame for past transgressions because his “emotional wiring isn’t fully connected.”

• Political insiders say Donald Trump may cause Republicans to lose control of the State Senate.

Entertainment
• Reps for the “The Voice” are threatening NBC outlets if they continue to cover the controversy over star Blake Shelton’s racist and creepy tweets.

• John McLaughlin, who hosted the news talk show “The McLaughlin Group” since 1982, has died at the age of 89.

Buzzing Back

• In 1933 Lou Gehrig starts his 2,130 consecutive games played streak that would stand for over half a century.

• Actor Robert De Niro, was born in New York City n 1943.

Opinion
• Two contributors to the Times argue that Donald Trump’s conspiracy theories have dangerous repercussions in the Middle East.

• A Post columnist writes that adults not only failed the Brooklyn student who killed himself last week, but also the bullies who drove him to it.

In the Blogs
• Euromarket on 31st Street in Astoria has been seized by the state.

• Police busted eight people for soliciting prostitution at a problem spot in Ridgewood.

Trending in New York
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#MakeACelebrityInternational
#CharliePuthIsOverParty
Eminem
#theconf

Scoreboard
• The Mets (60-59) topped the Diamondbacks, 7-5. The Mets wrap up their series with Arizona tonight at 9:40 p.m.

• The Yankees (61-58) fell to Toronto, 12-6. The Yankees host one more against the Blue Jays. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Here’s what $3,500 will rent you in the city right now.

• For Rent – Maspeth – 1st floor apt w/ use of finished basement. 3 bedrooms, 3 bath, includes use of backyard.  Heat and water included.  Asking $2,500/month  Landmark International Real Estate  718-898-8300

• For Rent – Astoria – Full renovated studio apartment on first floor.  Near all.  Asking $1,000/month. Call Edyta  646-322-0303  Joann C. Realty 

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 950-square-foot apartment at 28-02 141st Street in Flushing for $238,000.

Money News
• A new study shows that a 65-year-old couple retiring today will need $265,000 tucked away just to cover health care costs.

• Fund managers are desperately urging government and businesses to invest.

Events
• South Richmond Hill - 11 a.m. – Assemblymen David Weprin and Mike Miller visit IDNYC’s pop-up enrollment center. Sikh Cultural Center, 95-30 118th St.

• Queens Village – 10:30 a.m. – Parks Department breaks ground on reconstruction project. Pat Williams Playground, 224th St. & 101st Ave.

• Flushing – 10:30 a.m. – Groups call on governor to sign bill to support small businesses. Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, 39-01 Main St., Suite 511

• Jamaica – 11:30 a.m. – Governor Andrew Cuomo makes an announcement. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.

• LIC - Noon – Elected officials announce permanent six-day library service. Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway

• Glendale – 7 p.m. – Movies on the Green: The Incredibles. The Shops at Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Ave.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer hosts 47th birthday party. Shi Restaurant, 47-20 Center Blvd.

Fresh Meadows - 8 p.m. – Jewish Music Under the Stars. Cunningham Park, 196th Street & Union Turnpike

Maspeth – 8 p.m. – Free Summer Movies: Inside Out.  Maspeth Federal Parking Lot, 69th St. & Grand Ave.

Jamaica – 8 p.m. – You Should be Dancing: A Bee Gees Tribute.  Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd

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Morning Buzz: Man charged in murder of imam and associate, City to spray NE Queens for mosquitoes

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Tuesday, August 16

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms expected with a high of 88 degrees.

Top Stories
• Police have arrested a Brooklyn man and charged him with the murder of a Queens imam and his associate.

• President Obama declared a federal disaster zone in Louisiana after dangerous floods left six dead and thousands in shelters.

• A Queens councilman called on the head of the Conservative Party to resign from the board of the Brooklyn Catholic school where a student killed himself.

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Queens News
• Queens residents are offering to walk Muslims to and from mosques in wake of the fatal shooting of an Ozone Park imam.

• The city’s Health Department will spray parts of northeast Queens to eliminate mosquitoes that may carry West Nile or Zika.

• A St. John’s University student was killed in a shooting in Chicago over the weekend.

Politics
• Donald Trump called for an extreme vetting process and an ideological test for immigrants entering the country.

• Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani conveniently forgot about 9/11 when he claimed no terrorist attack happened in America before President Obama.

Entertainment
• Comedian and actor Kevin Hart tied the knot with his longtime beau Eniko Parrish in Santa Barbara.

Olympic swimming champs Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps recreated their famous photo 10 years later, except in reverse.

Buzzing Back

• In 1977, Elvis Presley dies at the age of 42.

• Singer and actress Madonna was born in Bay City, Michigan, in 1958.

Opinion
• The Daily News praises the NYPD for reforming its interactions with the public and communities of color.

• The Post slams Hillary Clinton’s campaign for taking money from George Soros, whom they called anti-Israel.

In the Blogs
• Community Board 5’s public hearing on the Maspeth homeless shelter is set for Wednesday, August 31.

• Check out this cocktail bar in Astoria that has the entrance of a hardware store.

Trending in New York
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#OneWordOffMovieQuotes
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (59-59) fall to the Diamondbacks, 10-6. The Amazins’ take on Arizona again in the desert starting at 9:40 p.m.

• The Yankees (61-57) blanked Toronto, 1-0. The Bombers continue their series against the Blue Jays with first pitch at 7:05 p.m.

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Real Estate
• A four-story, two-unit residential project is being planned at 331 Beach 66th Street in Arverne.

• For Sale – Woodside - Three family brick, one 3 bedroom apt, 2 two bedroom apts, box rooms, 2 car garage, new roof.  Asking $928,000  Lou Pastorini   Coldwell Banker Phillips  917-797-7567

• For Sale – Forest Hills – One bedroom co-op with renovated kitchen and bath.  P/T doorman, pet friendly, close to all.  Asking $349,000  Madeleine Realty  718-520-0303

• Sold – Jamaica – A six-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,432-square-foot house at 159-21 Normal Road for $720,000. Zillow.

Technology
• The iPad may be getting a “revolutionary” makeover in 2018.

• Minecraft fans can now enjoy the popular game on Facebook’s Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

Events
Flushing – 9 a.m. – Origami Art Lessons. Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd.

Maspeth – 6:30 p.m. – Residents to protest outside proposed homeless shelter. Holiday Inn Express, 59-40 55th Rd.

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August 16th, 2016 at 8:04 am

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Morning Buzz: Iman and his assistant gunned down in Queens, JFK Terminal evacuated after false report of shots fired

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Monday, August 15
Alternate side parking rules are suspended for the Feast of the Assumption. Meters are in effect. 

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 91 degrees.

Top Stories
• Police arrested a suspect in the killing of an Iman and his assistant in Queens.

• Ryan Lochte and three other U.S. Olympians were robbed at gunpoint in Rio.

Crowds turned violent in Milwaukee after a police-involved shooting.

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Queens News
• A Queens school teacher was killed and his mother hospitalized after they were beaten and stabbed in their Richmond Hill home. 

• False reports of shots fired forced the evacuation of Terminal 8 at JFK Airport. 

A 50-year-old man was fatally struck by an SUV in Queens Village.

Politics
• Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner is reportedly embroiled in a new flirty online chat scandal.  

Sen. Chuck Schumer is pushing a new bill that would crack-down on ticket scalpers with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Entertainment
Justin Bieber is threatening to make his Instagram private over fan backlash against Sofia Richie.

Weekend Box Office
Suicide Squad – $43 million
Sausage Party – $33 million
Pete’s Dragon – $21 million
Jason Bourne - $13 million
Bad Moms – $11 million

Buzzing Back

• On this day in 1969 The Woodstock festival opens in Bethel, New York The festival still stands for many as a example of America’s 1960s youth counterculture at its best.

• Actor Ben Affleck was born in Berkeley, California on this day in 1972.

Opinion
• Mayor de Blasio is looking foolish by diminishing the achievements of charter schools, the Daily News says.

• The NY Post says that building more homeless housing won’t fix the homeless problem. 

In the Blogs
• Police made eight arrests at a prostitution problem corner in Ridgewood. 

Nearly $240,000 has been raised as a reward for information leading to the arrest of Karina Vetrano’s killer.

Trending in New York
#mondaymotivation
#RioTODAY
#Manafort
#MatrimonyIn3Words
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (59-58) beat the Padres by a 5-1 final. They’re traveling to Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks at 9:40 p.m. tonight.

• The Yankees (60-57) were blown out at home by the Rays, 12-3. They’re home for the visiting Blue Jays with first pitch at 7:05 p.m.

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Real Estate
See the first look at the six-story condo that will replace a gas station at the corner of 41st Avenue and 23rd Street in Long Island City.

• For Rent - Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood.  900 sq/ft apartment, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath.   Asking $2,195/month  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Sale – Elmhurst South – Newly renovated two family home, 6 rooms over 5, finished basement, nice yard.  Asking $918,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Richmond Hill – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom detached home on 121st Street for $540,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Police say a man identified as 22-year-old Pablo Escobar snached the gold chain off the neck of a four-year-old girl outside a Long Island City laundromat on Friday at around 6:15 p.m. The incident took place outside Won Won Laundromat at 30-08 36th Avenue.

• Four individuals were shot outside Remedy’s Bar Grill and Hookah Lounge on Jamaica Avenue in Richmond Hill on Saturday. According to police the individuals were involved in a brawl at around 2:30 p.m. before shots were fired. All individuals are expected to survive.

Events
Maspeth – 10:30 a.m. – Councilman Barry Grodenchik speaks at Indian Independence event. Shri Saneeswara Temple, 95-30 225th St.

Maspeth – 6:30 p.m. – Residents to organize a peaceful demonstration outside the proposed homeless shelter. Holiday Inn Express, 59-40 55th Road.

Glendale – 7:30 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Finding Nemo.  Buddy Monument at Forest Park, Park lane South & Myrtle Ave

Fresh Meadows – 8 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Selma.  Cunningham Park, 196th Street & Union Tpk.

Astoria – 8:30 p.m. – Movies on the Waterfront: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.   Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge & pool.

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Morning Buzz: Maspeth residents protest homeless shelter plan, Reward for info on slain jogger rises to $200K

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Friday, August 12

Weather
• High of 97, humid and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. The weekend will also be hot and muggy, with temperatures in the mid-90s and scattered showers.

Top Stories
• Hundreds of residents took to the streets to protest the plan to bring a homeless shelter to Maspeth after a heated town hall meeting.

• Heavy winds caused a crane to crash into a 12th floor window of 3 World Trade Center, but luckily no one was hurt.

• At least eight blasts struck three cities in Thailand in a span of 12 hours.

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Queens News
• The reward for information about Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano’s death has now surpassed $200,000, thanks to a GoFundMe page.

• A homeless man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for beating a man to death with a rock in Forest Park.

• A diner in Briarwood that has been a community staple will be replaced by a mixed-use apartment building.

Politics
• Mayor de Blasio continued blasting charter schools, this time saying they have a history of exclusion.

• Donald Trump’s struggling campaign will meet with the Republican National Committee to try to turn it around.

Entertainment
• A major character on the CW’s superhero show lineup is coming out as gay.

• Israeli model Bar Refaeli welcomed her first baby, a girl named Liv, to the world.

Buzzing Back

• In 1961, East Germany begins construction on the Berlin Wall, which came to symbolize the Cold War.

Roy Hay, guitarist/keyboardist for the band Culture Club, was born in 1961.

Opinion
• The Post says Hillary got another pass when the FBI declined to probe the relationship between her foundation and the State Department.

• The Times says by calling President Obama the founder of ISIS, Donald Trump has given up on winning the election through civil means.

In the Blogs
• A Ridgewood resident shared a video of his motorcycle being stole on Facebook. He’s offering a $500 reward for tips.

• The Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps. is hosting a blood drive this weekend.

Trending in New York
#HighSchoolTaughtMe
#SexyAthletes
#TheGetDown
#Thailand
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (57-57) were blanked by the Diamondbacks 9-0, completing Arizona’s sweep.

• The Yankees (58-56) won the rubber match against the Red Sox, 4-2.

• The Jets narrowly edged the Jacksonville Jaguars 17-13 to win their first preseason game.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Giants being preseason action with a 7 p.m. home game. They’ll host the Dolphins.
• The Mets begin a three-game series with the Padres in Flushing. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• Farewell A-Rod! Alex Rodriguez plays his final game in pinstripes, a 7:05 affair against the Rays.
Saturday
• An A-Rod-less Yankees host Tampa Bay at 1:10 p.m.
• The Mets and Padres play game two of a three-game set at 7:10 p.m.
Sunday
• The Yankees and Rays play the third of three. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.
• The Mets and Padres wrap up their series with a 1:10 p.m. matinee.

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Real Estate
• This nearly-finished 11-story residential building at 70-32 Queens Boulevard in Maspeth is now the tallest in the area.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 13th  11am-12:30pm  59-24 69th Lane, Maspeth.  Brick one family, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, central a/c.  Move in condition! Asking $738,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 14th  1-3pm  75-17 66th Drive, Middle Village.  Detached one family, plenty of closets, full attic, full finished basement, detached garage.  Move right in! Asking $679,000 O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,170-sauare-foot condo at 219-51 67th Avenue in Oakland Gardens for $585,000.

Eating Out
• Find out what Queens restaurants made Eater’s list of the ten best Greek spots in the city.

Ditmars Station Bagels is finally open in Astoria.

Restaurant ABC’s – Ridgewood
Grade A – Houdini Kitchen Lab, 1563 Decatur St. – Food not protected from possible contamination
Grade B – Jade Asian Express, 1641 Woodbine St. – Food cross-contaminated, Evidence of rats, Personal cleanliness inadequate
Grade C – Nacho Libre Bakery, 690 Seneca Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Filth flies, Tobacco use in the kitchen

Events
Flushing – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Taiwan: A World of Orchids. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

Whitestone – 12 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella urges 10th Avenue shopping center to replace Waldbaums with another supermarket franchise. 153-01 10th Ave.

Maspeth – 2 p.m. – Stereoscopic Photography & 3D Movies. Queens Library, 69-70 Grand Ave.

• Woodside – 5 pm. – Ska Orchestra. Free. Windmuller Park, 39th Rd. & 52nd St.

Flushing – 5:30 p.m. – First ever LGBT pride night with the New York Mets. Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.

• Flushing – 6 to 11 p.m. – Flushing Night Out. Free. Flushing High School, 35-01 Union St.

• Rockaway – 7 p.m. – NYC Women’s Surf Film Festival. Rockaway Beach Surf Club, 302 Beach 87th St.

• Flushing - 7 p.m. – Flushing Summer Movie Extravaganza. Free. One Fulton Square, 39-16 Prince St.

• Corona – 7 p.m. – Dominican Day Parade Gala. Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St.

Corona – 8 p.m. – Free Outdoor Screening: Richard Tucker Opera Gala. Queens Theater Lawn, 14 United Nations South

Flushing - 8 p.m. – Yuhan Su Jazz Quintet: Mythology. $16. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Jamaica – 8 p.m. – Screening: The Shining. Free. Rufus King Park, Jamaica Ave. & 153rd St.

Saturday
Flushing – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Taiwan: A World of Orchids. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
Elmhurst - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Flea Market.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Flushing – 10 .m. – Community Conversations for Kids. Free. Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave.
Woodhaven - Noon to 5 p.m. – International Food Fair. All Saints Church, 85-45 96th St.
Maspeth – Noon to 7 p.m. – MAMI Market. Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.
• LIC – 1 p.m. – Screening: Gotham Fish Tales. Free. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway
Glendale – 1 to 3 p.m. – Wood Burning Class. Cook’s Arts & Craft Shoppe, 80-09 Myrtle Ave.
• Corona – 2 p.m. – Hot Jazz Cool Garden. $18. Louis Armstrong House, 34-56 107th St.
Woodhaven - 2 p.m. – Evangelist Movement Free Summer Concert.  George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park
LIC – 4 p.m. – Dance at Socrates. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon blvd.
• Jamaica – 7 p.m. – Jamaica Dance Festival. Free. Rufus King Park, Jamaica Ave. & 153rd St.
Rockaway – 7 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco Skate Party. Beach 108th Street Roller Rink
• Rockaway – 7 p.m. – NYC Women’s Surf Film Festival. Rockaway Beach Surf Club, 302 Beach 87th St.

Sunday
Flushing – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Taiwan: A World of Orchids. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
Corona - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – World’s Fair History Tour. Free. Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
• Flushing – 1 pm. – Book signing with Red September author Marita Berry. Free. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St.
• Flushing – 1:30 p.m. – Tea Party-Slow Flow Performance and Workshop with Lin Ceramic Studio. Free. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows
Flushing – 2 p.m. – Make Your Own Wind Chimes. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Jamaica – 3 p.m. – JCKidz Back-to-School Fashion Show. Free. Jamaica Coliseum Mall, 89-02 165th St.
• LIC – 3 p.m. – American Contemporary Music Ensemble. Free. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd St.
• Jackson Heights – 4 p.m. – Contemporary American Songbook. Free. Travers Park, 78th St. & 34th Ave.
LIC – 4 p.m. – Secret Summer 2016: Farm-to-Bar Cocktail Festival. The Foundry, 42-38 9th St.
LIC – 4 p.m. – Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

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August 12th, 2016 at 8:25 am

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