MORNING BUZZ (7/29): Driver run over by his own car, Carjacker sentence reduced

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Tuesday, July 29

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 84.

Top Stories
• Israel warns that the campaign in Gaza may not be short-lived. 

• Liberia’s president is restricting movement into and out of the country in reaction to anEbola outbreak.

•  Two U.S. Marshals and an NYPD detective were shot while apprehending an accused child molester, who was killed, in Greenwich Village. 

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Juniper Valley Park 2014 Summer Concert Series – Tues. Jul 29th 7PM “Summer of ’69” w/ Generations FREE! Bring your lawn chair. 80th Street & Juniper Blvd North, Middle Village 718-651-5865

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Queens News
• A driver who forgot to put his van in park was crushed and killed while pumping gas at a Gulf station at Merrick and Farmer boulevards.

• A man convicted of multiple armed carjackings in 1994 has had his 57-year sentence reduced to time served. 

• A minivan crash killed a Queens father who was suffering from an apparent heart attack and injured several others in Astoria.

Entertainment
• Kim Kardashian has apparently kissed her step-brother Brandon Jenner romantically.

• A Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode is scheduled to air in September.

Opinion
• amNY says the city needs to get tough on aggressive costume characters in Times Square.

• The Post asks who’s in charge of crime fighting in the city: Bill Bratton or Al Sharpton?

Scoreboard
• After romping the Phillies 7-1 last night, the Mets will face the team again at 7:05 in Flushing.

• Yankees lost 4-2 to the Rangers yesterday, but they’ll take another swing at it tonight at8:05 p.m. in Arlington, TX.

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Movies on the Green Wed. Jul 30th 7PM Live music and a movie! This week: The Blindside     The Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave, Glendalewww.shopatlaspark.com

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Real Estate
• Latest News – Local pols have concerns over forced renovations to the Ridgewood Reservoir.

• For sale – Richmond Hill – Six-bedroom, three-bath, Victorian home with a wrap around front porch. Asking $720,000.
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• For sale – Forest Hills – One-bedroom, one-bath, 700-square-foot co-op. Asking $175,000.
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• Sold - Queens Village - A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, detached 1,560 sq. ft. single-family at 22122 110 Ave. for $420,000.

Technology
• Audi is testing driverless cars in Florida, though the technology is about five years away from commercial production.

• OKCupid admits to experimenting with users by putting together bad matches to see if they would connect.
Events

• LIC - 10 a.m. - City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer hosts a press conference announcing expansion of street cleaning initiative to Long Island City and other 26th District communities. Northeast corner of 11 Street and 50 Avenue under the Pulaski Bridge. 

• Kew Gardens - 11 a.m. - Queens DA Michael Brown, Sen. Michael Gianaris and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas announce passage of new legislation would crack down on persistent sexual abusers. Queens Criminal Court, 125-01 Queens Blvd.

• Jamaica - 7 p.m. - Public Advocate Letitia James and City Councilors hold a summit on rebuilding after Sandy. The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York, 110-31 Merrick Blvd.

• Woodside - 4 to 7 p.m. - July Meeting of the Board of Trustees. Academy of the City Charter School, 31-29 60th St.

• LIC - 6 p.m. - Stewards of the Environment community discussion. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, Fourth Floor.

• LIC - 7 p.m. Kevin Batchelor’s Grand Concourse live music concert. Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47 Rd.

• Middle Village - 7 p.m. - Summer of ‘69 concert with Generations. Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street between Juniper Boulevard North and Juniper Boulevard South.

• Flushing Meadows - 8 p.m. - Glamour Tango Latino Cultural Festival. Queens Theater, 14 United Nations Ave. S.

MORNING BUZZ (7/28): Tensions rising in Elmhurst, Crack dealer shoots customer in Woodside

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Monday,

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.

Weather
• Cloudy with isolated thunderstorms this morning, clearing up a little to a partly cloudy afternoon with a high of 83.

Top Stories
• Hamas continues to fight for its existence, and many believe a cease-fire is now a dream of the past.

• A deadly lightning storm in Venice Beach, CA, killed one man and injured over a dozen others.

• Two Americans fighting Ebola in Liberia have caught the  deadly virus during the worstEbola outbreak ever recorded.

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American Italian Cancer Foundation – Wed. July 30th 9AM-4:30PM. Providing no-cost digital mammograms & clinical breast exams. Call for an appt 877-628-9090 Queens County Savings Bank, 37-97 103rd Street, Corona

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Queens News

• The New York Times writes about the growing tension between the Elmhurst community and homeless residents of the former Pan Am Hotel.

• A 50-year-old Queens man was shot and killed on Saturday after he lunged at his crack dealer with a knife.

• An experienced bike rider died in St. Albans after hitting a curb on his friend’s motorcycle and being launched into a parked car.

Entertainment
• Former governor Sarah Palin has announced the formation of her own online television news channel.

• Weekend Box Office

1) Lucy - $44 million

2) Hercules - $29 million

3) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - $16.4 million

4) The Purge: Anarchy - $9.9 million

Opinion
• It’s “high time” for the government to repeal the prohibition on medical and recreationalmarijuana, says the Times.

• Two new cases of herpes in baby boys caused by a Hasidic Jewish circumcision ritual has led the Daily News to call on Mayor de Blasio for a legislative response.

Scoreboard
• The Mets defeated the Brewers, 2-0, yesterday. They finally head home after a ten-game road trip to play the Phillies today at 7:10 p.m.

• The Blue Jays beat the Yankees, 5-4, on Sunday, winning the series 2-1. The Yankees head to Texas to take on the Rangers tonight at 8:05 p.m.

• French-Canadian center Derick Brassard signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Rangers on Sunday.

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Atlas Concerts on the Green – July 28th Kid’s show from 6-7PM followed by a Live Concert from 7-9PM. This week The Zoo. Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave, Glendale www.shopatlaspark.com

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Governor Andrew Cuomo has allocated $127,000 to repair the New York State Pavilion, in addition to the nearly $6 million already funded.

• For sale – Fresh Meadows – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,300-square-foot condominium. Asking $459,000.
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• For sale – Cambria Heights – Three-bedroom, two-bath, single-family detached brick home with a fully finished basement. Asking $298,900.
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• Sold - Hollis - A 3,125-square-foot four-bedroom, one-bathroom home for $450,000 at90-11 198th St.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• One man is dead and another was left injured after a brawl outside Queens Catering Hallin Woodside around 1 a.m. on Saturday.
Events

• Rochdale Park - 10:30 a.m. - Beatz Science, New York Blvd. & 134th Ave.

• Little Neck - 10:30 a.m. - Women’s Economic Summit featuring Congress members Steve Israel and Grace Meng, Borough President Melinda Katz and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic. Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway

• Glendale - 6 p.m. - “The Zoo” live concert and children’s show. Atlas Park Center Green, 80-00 Cooper Ave.

• Flushing - 7:30 p.m. - Free nutrition talk series. HealthPoint Nutrition & Chiropractic, 122-15 25th Rd.

• Astoria - 8:30 p.m. - Movies on the Waterfront: The Goonies. Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Blvd between Hell Gate Bridge & Pool

MORNING BUZZ (7/25): Queens mom sees missing daughter’s sex ad, Whitestone seawall under fire

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Friday, July 25

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 84.

Top Stories
• An Air Algerie flight that went missing over Mali crashed with no survivors, according to French President Francois Hollande.

• As Secretary of State John Kerry struggles to establish a cease-fire in Gaza, Palestinians have declared a day of rage.

• Cops have found DNA evidence on the bleached white flags hoisted above the Brooklyn Bridge that they believe will lead them to the perpetrators. 

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World’s Fair Play Festival – July 25th - 27th (Check website for performance times) A presentation of ten original ten-minute plays inspired by the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fair. $18 Queens Theatre – Flushing Meadows Corona Park www.queenstheatre.org

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Queens News

• A Queens mother was horrified to find her missing 16-year-old daughter, a sex traffickingvictim, is selling sex on CraigsList. 

• A Whitestone resident is fighting to save a seawall that he says saved his and many other homes during Hurricane Sandy.

• Enjoy it while it lasts, because the days of the Rockaway Ferry are numbered.

Entertainment
• Even though Alec Baldwin refused to apologize to the cops who arrested him forriding his bike the wrong way, he was pardoned.

• The new trailer for 50 Shades of Grey is leaving much to be desired for some reviewers.

Opinion
• NY Times speaks up about the rising death toll in Gaza.

• NY Post says that an independent investigator is not the answer in IRS hearings.

Scoreboard
• After a devastating 9-1 loss to the Brewers last night, the Mets will face the team again tonight at 8:10 p.m. in Milwaukee.

• The Yankees finished out their series against the Rangers with a 4-2 win yesterday. Tonight, the team will face the Blue Jays at home, first pitch at 7:05 p.m.

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Thunderbird American Indian Pow-Wow - Fri 7/25 – Sun 7/27 (Check website for performance times) New York City’s oldest and largest pow wow.  Queens Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park www.queensfarm.org

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Real Estate
• Latest news – A new development may be in the works at Crescent Street and 42 Roadnear Queens Plaza in LIC.

• For sale – Richmond Hill – Six-bedroom, three-bath, Victorian home with a wrap around front porch. Asking $720,000.

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• For sale – Forest Hills – One-bedroom, one-bath, 700-square-foot co-op. Asking $175,000.
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• Sold – A four-bedroom, one-bathroom, detached 1,408 sq. ft. home at 9011 198 St. in Jamaica for $475,000. 

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• A mysterious art installation has popped up on North Brother Island. 

• A Manhattan gallery is drawing criticism for putting a photo of a man’s full monty in their front window. 
Restaurant ABC’s 
Grade: A - Sunnyside - El Buen Sabor Bakery
Grade: B - Flushing - Shanghai Tide - Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas; Live roaches in facility’s food and/or non-food areas; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use; Facility not vermin-proof. 
Grade: C - Jackson Heights - Pollos a la Brasa Mario - Hot food items not held at or above 140 degrees; Cold food items held about 41 degrees; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-related (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas; Facility not vermin-proof.

Events

• Rockaway - 11 a.m. - Parks Department opens new amusement park-themed playground. Beach Channel Playground, Beach 79th St. Between Beach Channel Dr. & Rockaway Beach Blvd.

• Long Island City - 11:30 a.m. - Urban Upbound and elected officials protest hotel reneging on deal to hire in the local community. Mayflower Hotel, 12th St. Between 38th & 40th Avenues.

• Corona - 6 to 8 p.m. - Seeds of Talent Audition. Dominico American Society of Queens, 40-27 97th St.

• Rockaway - 7 to 9 p.m. - A Beatles cover band plays a live concert at the beach. Beach 108 Street on the Boardwalk.

• Rego Park - 7:30 p.m. - Hip to Hip Theatre performs the slapstick comedy Two Gentlemen of Verona. 93-29 Queens Blvd.

• Corona - 8 p.m. - World’s Fair Play Festival. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S.

• Jamaica 8 p.m. - Screening of Godzilla as part of the Classic Monster Film Fridays series. Rufus King Park, Jamaica Avenue at 153 Street. 

Weekend Events

SATURDAY
• Jackson Heights - All day – FLIC NIC event as part of the Queens World Film Festival. Travers Park, 78th Street and 34th Avenue. 

• Sunset Park 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Local Food and Recycling at Sunset Park Greenmarket. Fourth Avenue betweenn 59th and 60th streets. 

• Ridgewood - 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Feral/Stray/Community Cats & TNR, Class/Workshop/Webinar. Ridgewood library branch, 20-12 Madison St.

• Rego Park – 1 p.m. Candy Twisted Balloon Show. Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.

• Sunnyside - 1 to 6 p.m. - Children’s Arts and Crafts Fair. Sunnyside Arch, 46th Street between Greenpoint Avenue and Queens Boulevard.

• LIC - 1 p.m. - Screening of the 75-year-old film Wizard of Oz. Greater Astoria Historical Society Quinn Building at 3520 Broadway, fourth floor.

• St. Albans - 7:30 p.m. - Hip to Hip Theatre presents King Cymbelline at St. Albans Park. Merrick and Linden boulevards.

SUNDAY
• Richmond Hill - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Richmond Hill Flea Market. 117-09 Hillside Ave.

• Jamaica - 11 a.m. - Press conference to announced the 19th Annual Jamaica Arts & Music Festival. City Rib, 89-14 Parsons Blvd.

  Flushing - 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. - A Taste of Italy  Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Avenue

• Flushing - 6:15 p.m. - Music in the Garden: Alicia Svigals & Friends. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

MORNING BUZZ (7/24): Eight library board members axed, Vandal calls out bad parking jobs

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Thursday, July 24

Weather
• A high of 86 with a chance of thunderstorm.

Top Stories
• An airplane operated by Air Algiers and carrying 116 people disappeared from radarshortly after takeoff while flying over Mali.

• The botched execution of an Arizona death row inmate last Wednesday has brought lethal injection drugs into question. 

• The City is turning to cultural groups to help enhance the new municipal ID program.

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Forest Park Concert – Thurs. July 24th 7:30PM PASOFINO. Journey across all the borders of the Latin music genres! FREE! George Seuffert Bandshell, Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Drive

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Queens News

• The Mayor and Borough President Melinda Katz axed eight Queens Public Library board members. 

• There is a vandal calling out bad parking jobs in Glendale, and it has neighbors up in arms. 

• A man attacked two security guards with an ice pick when they caught him leaving Cookie Kids on Jamaica Avenue with stole merch. 

Entertainment
• Weird Al Yankovic’s newest album becomes the first comedy album to top the billboard charts in 50 years. 

• Popular Eighties band Duran Duran are suing their own fan club for an alleged breach of contract.

Opinion
• A tweet from the Mayor’s deputy councilor related to the death of Eric Garner doesn’t sit well with the NY Post. 

• amNY says the NYPD needs to learn to avoid force

Scoreboard
• The Mets finished out their series against the Mariners with a 3-2 win yesterday and will travel to Milwaukee to face the Brewers tonight at 8:10 p.m.

• After a 2-1 win against the Rangers yesterday, the Yankees will face the team again at1:05 p.m. in the Bronx.

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Waterfront Concert Series – Thurs. Jul 24th 7:30PM The Devotions. Come enjoy a Doo Wop “oldies” vocal group originally from Astoria. FREE! Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell’s Gate Bridge & Astoria Pool www.centralastoria.org

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Real Estate
• Latest news – New building permits have been filed for the two towers that will replace 5Pointz . 

• For sale – St. Albans – Six-family, five-bath, two-family colonial-style home. Asking $499,900.
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• For sale – Bayside – Two-bedroom, one-bath, second-floor co-op. Asking $269,000.
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• Sold – A five-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,352 sq. ft. home at 3448 106th St. in Flushing for $400,000.

Family/Parenting
• A seven-year-old shares his advice on parenting with Jimmy Kimmel. 

• Researchers at the University of Georgia believe they’ve found a link between obesity and the cycle of poverty. 

Events

• Corona - 8:30 a.m. - Public meeting between promoters of a new Business Improvement District and the community. Aliento de Vida Church, 103-12 Roosevelt Ave.

• Beechhurst - 11 a.m. - State Senator Tony Avella to stand with local homeowner in fight to keep seawall. 143-43 Riverside Dr.

• Corona - 4:30 p.m. – Public meeting between promoters of a new Business Improvement District and the community. Sabor Latino Restaurante, 95-35 40th Road

• Forest Hills - 6 p.m. -  Learn beginners Chinese with Lin San . North Forest Park Library. 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.

MORNING BUZZ (7/22): Stroller with two-year-old rolls onto subway tracks, Robber chokes 90-year-old man

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Tuesday, July 22

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 86.

Top Stories
• In the campaign against Hamas in Gaza, Israel finds they are between a rock and a hard place. 

• A train carried most of the bodies from flight MH17 to a Ukraine-controlled city yesterday.

• The body of a business tycoon police believe to be responsible for the South Korean Ferry disaster was found decomposing in a field.

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Juniper Valley Park 2014 Summer Concert Series – Tues. Jul 22nd 7PM Irish Night w/ Tommy Clyne “Rumor Has It”FREE! Bring your lawn chair. 80th Street & Juniper Blvd North, Middle Village 718-651-5865

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Queens News
• A stroller carrying a two-year-old child rolled onto the subway tracks at the Parsons-Archer station in Jamaica yesterday.

• Police are searching for a suspect who grabbed a 90-year-old man by the neck and forced him to go to ATMs yesterday. 

• The death of Queens GOP Chairman Phil Ragusa is causing problems for the party. 

Entertainment
• Philip Seymour Hoffman left his entire 21 million pound fortune to his girlfriend, not his children. 

• Television Icon James Garner dies at 86.

Opinion
• amNY says that the death of Eric Garner is a clear sign that a cultural change within the NYPD is necessary…

• …and the NY Times seems to agree.

Scoreboard
• After a 5-2 loss to the Mariners yesterday, Mets will take another swing tonight at 10:10 p.m. in Seattle.

• Yankees suffered a 4-2 loss to the Rangers yesterday, and will face them again tonight at7:05 p.m. in the Bronx.

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Real Estate
• Latest News - The building at 78-19 Jamaica Ave. in Woodhaven that partially collapsedlast year will not be demolished.

• For sale – Fresh Meadows – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,300-square-foot condominium. Asking $459,000.
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• For sale – Cambria Heights – Three-bedroom, two-bath, single family detached brick home with a fully finished basement. Asking $298,900.
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• Sold – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 924 sq. ft. apartment at 11526 123 St. in Jamaica for $408,000.

Technology
• Apple orders 70-80 million handsets for its upcoming iPhone 6, which the company believes will be its most popular phone yet.

• Facebook introduces save feature so users can read posts of interest later. 

Events

•  Jamaica 10:30 a.m.  Ifetayo Youth Ensemble  Rufus King Park, Jamaica Ave @ 151st Street

• Breezy Point - 1 p.m. - Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, state comptroller candidate Bob Antonocci and former congressman Bob Turner call on Governor Andrew Cuomo to return $37 million in Superstorm Sandy relief funds used on television ads. 175 Ocean Ave.

• Flushing – 6:30 p.m. - Councilman Peter Koo attends the International Leadership Foundation Dinner. Mudan Banquet Hall, 136-17 39th Ave.

• Floral Park - 7 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James hosts a “Talk to Tish” community forum. North Shore Towers, 272-40 Grand Central Parkway.

MORNING BUZZ (7/21): DHS: Queens lagging in homeless shelters, Queens man carjacks two couples

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Monday, July 21

Weather
• Very sunny with a high of 83.

Top Stories
• Israel militants claimed they stopped two more attempted infiltrations through tunnels from the Gaza Strip on Monday.

• The U.S. accused Russia of hiding evidence after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, citing a video posted on social media.

• Edward Snowden says any racy photos that get intercepted by the NSA are often shared among its employees.

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Queens News

• The Occupy Wall Street protestor who was recently released from Rikers and made a vow to advocate for female inmates, threatened to kill the families of two officers.

• The borough of Queens has the second fewest number of homeless shelters in the city, according to the Department of Homeless Services.

• A 30-year-old Queens man was arrested after he carjacked two couples, ran into an elderly man and shot at someone else on Saturday.

Entertainment
• “Maverick” and “The Rockford Files” TV star James Garner died at the age of 86 on Saturday.

• Weekend Box Office

1) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - $36 million

2) The Purge: Anarchy - $28.4 million

3) Planes: Fire & Rescue - $18 million

4) Sex Tape - $15 million

Opinion
• The New York Times wishes Mayor Bill de Blasio “buon viaggio” on his well-deservedvacation to Rome this week.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio has paved the way for future politicians to evade campaign-spending limits, according to the Daily News.

Scoreboard
• A 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds last night completed a three-game sweep for the Yankees. They take on the Texas Rangers tonight at home at 7:05 p.m.

• The Padres came through with a ninth inning run to top the Mets 2-1. The Amazings play the Mariners tonight at 10:10 p.m. in Seattle.

• Rory McIlroy won the British Open, while Tiger Woods finished 69th with his worst 72-hole finish in a major as a pro.

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Atlas Concerts on the Green – July 21st Kid’s show from 6-7PM followed by a Live Concert from 7-9PM. This week The Nerds. Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave, Glendale www.shopatlaspark.com
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Real Estate
• Latest news - Queens Brownstoner featured a creative video done by Sunnysideresident Dan Toth, showing off the neighborhood from many different angles.

• For sale – St. Albans – Six-family, five-bath, two-family Colonial-style home. Asking $499,900.
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• For sale – Bayside – Two-bedroom, one-bath, second-floor co-op. Asking $269,000.
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• Sold - A 924-square-foot home with two bedrooms, 1.5 baths, backyard, finished basement and attached garage at 115-26 123rd St. in South Ozone Park for $408,000.

Events• Jamaica - 10:30 a.m. - Edge School of the Arts at Rochdale Park. New York Blvd. & 134th Ave.

• Jackson Heights - 12:30 p.m. - Elected officials announce legislation allowing workers to use their pre-tax commuter benefit for bike share programs. Diversity Plaza, 37th Rd. between 73rd and 74th St.

• Forest Hills - 4 p.m. - The Forest Hills Jewish Center’s annual tennis outing. West Side Tennis Club, 1 Tennis Place.

• Hillcrest - 7 p.m. - Free screening of the documentary Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way. D’Angelo Center, St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy.

• Briarwood - 7 p.m. - Meet local author and Queens historian Carl Ballenas. Briarwood Public Library, 85-12 Main St.

• Jamaica - 8 p.m. - Free screening of Madea’s Family Reunion. Frederick Cabbell Park, Francis Lewis Blvd. and 120th Ave.

MORNING BUZZ (7/18): LIRR workers end plans to strike, former Queens Councilman Dan Halloran testifies in court

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Friday, July 18

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 81.

Top Stories
• FBI and NTSB investigators are en route to the downed Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine for answers.

• More than 20 Palestinians are reported dead after Israeli ground troops pushed deeper into Gaza this morning.

• A looming LIRR strike is averted after Gov. Andrew Cuomo helped complete a deal for a 17 percent raise over six years.

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All-Queens Family Fun Fest – Celebrating Our World’s Fair 50th Anniversary Sun, July 20th 1-4PM  Live Rock ‘n Roll band, Multicultural Song & Dance, Kids rides & activities. Raffles, T-shirts, prizes, Mets tickets and more. All FREE @ Kissena Corridor Park, Main Street & Elder Avenue, Flushing.

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Queens News
• Former Councilman Dan Halloran testified in federal court that the cash bribe taken from a government informant was a personal loan.

• The City secures additional affordable housing units at the 1.7 million-square-foot Astoria Cove residential complex.

• Plans to restore the historic Glendale Library by Spring 2017 include the installation of a new elevator and greenspace overhaul.

• LIC commuters were held up last night after a hanging object on the 7-train caused its operator to stop for repairs.

Entertainment

• Magicians Siegfried and Roy welcome three new snow lions to their fleet at the Secret Garden habitat in Las Vegas.

• CBS may have a new approach to late night television when replacing Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson.

Opinion
• Are we using social media the right way? Content Community Creator Audrey Bellisthinks there is a better approach.

• The NY Times says Secretary of State John Kerry should take Iran up on their offer toextend nuclear program negotiations.

Scoreboard
• Yankees begin their second half with a matchup against the Reds tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• With eight wins in their last 10 games, the Mets look to continue the streak against the Padres tonight at 10:10 p.m.

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World’s Fair Brew Fest Sat. July 19th 12-3PM4-7PM Beer and food from around the globe, music, crafts. Tastings begin at Noon and 4PM. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing. Tickets required : www.queensbotanical.org/BrewFest

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Real Estate
• Latest news- DHS has plans for yet another homeless shelter, this time in Astoria.

• For sale – Fresh Meadows – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,300-square-foot condominium. Asking $459,000.
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• For sale – Cambria Heights – Three-bedroom, two-bath, single family detached brick home with a fully finished basement. Asking $298,900.
Crifasi Real Estate

• Sold - Two-bedroom, two-bath, 900-square-foot condominium at 15038 Union Turnpikein Flushing for $390,000.

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• Celebrity chefs face off at the annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival at Roy Wilkins Park this Sunday.

• A Queens-based coffee chain found a unique way to secure a spot in the Chelsea market.
Restaurant ABC’s 
Grade: A - Bergen Beach - La Cabana
Grade: B - Flushing - New Shanghai Tan Restaurant – Evidence of mice or live mice present; live roaches present; food contact surface not properly washed; facility not vermin proof.
Grade: C - Douglaston - Gang San Deul – Hot and cold food not held at proper temperature; hand washing facility not provided near food preparation area or bathroom; personal cleanliness inadequate; food not contained properly for storage; plumbing not properly installed; proper sanitization not provided. 

 

Events
• Flushing – 9 to 11:30 a.m. – Congresswoman Grace Meng hosts workshop to help artists and arts and culture groups apply for grants. Queens Library, 41-17 Main St.

• Bayside - 4 p.m. - Friends of Douglaston and Little Neck Community Library host lessons in the birds of Queens. Douglaston/ Little Neck Community Library, 249-01 Northern Blvd.

• Astoria - 7 p.m. - Queens Council on the Arts hosts 3rd Space event with artist Amy Wu and the launch of QNSMADE wed project. Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35th Ave.

• Long Island City - 7 p.m. QNSMADE exhibition and launch party. Kaufman Arts District, 37-11 35th Ave.

Weekend Events

SATURDAY
• Long Island City – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – NYC Compost Project Information Table at City Growers Family Farm Day. Brooklyn Grange, 37-18 Northern Blvd.

 Flushing - noon - World’s Fair Brew Fest  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street

• Ridgewood - noon - Picnic Days  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue

• Jackson Heights - noon - Fourth Annual FLIC NIC in the Street film festival. 78th Street Plaza – Tavers Park, 78th Street Play Street at 34th Avenue.

• Rego Park – 1 p.m. Mad Science Show Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.

SUNDAY
• Astoria - 9 a.m. - Help Fight Drug Abuse 5K Run/Walk with the Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens. Fiao Soccer, 20th Avenue and 33rd Street.

• Jamaica - noon - Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. Roy Wilkins Park, Baisley Blvd.

• Flushing – Noon to 3 p.m. & 4 to 7 p.m. – Taste the World: Botanical Brew Fest. $50. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

• Flushing - 1 p.m.  All Queens Family Fun Fest. Kissena Park Corridor, Main & Elder Streets

• Forest Park - 2 p.m. Victorian Strawberry Social. Forest Park Carousel, Forest Park Drive and Woodhaven Boulevard.

• Rego Park - 2:30 p.m. – Sunday at the Movies with the film Philomena starring Judi Dench.

• Long Island City - 4 p.m.  Queens Family Day  Queensbridge Park, 41-05 Vernon Blvd.

MORNING BUZZ (7/17): Magazine urges terror attack on US Open, Two try to rape a girl in Ridgewood

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Thursday, July 17

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 82.

Top Stories
• A senior Israeli military official says a ground invasion of Gaza is likely.

• Members of the Bloods gang have threatened to kill cops guarding the Pulaski Skywayconstruction project to avenge the shooting of a cop killer in Jersey City

• MTA officials and LIRR union reps are expected to return to the bargaining table today, just days ahead of a planned strike.

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All-Queens Family Fun Fest – Celebrating Our World’s Fair 50th Anniversary Sun, July 20th 1-4PM  Live Rock ‘n Roll band, Multicultural Song & Dance, Kids rides & activities. Raffles, T-shirts, prizes, Mets tickets and more. All FREE @ Kissena Corridor Park, Main Street & Elder Avenue, Flushing.

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Queens News

• Police have released a photo of a Queens bar owner accused of molesting teenage boyssince 1982, hoping more victims will come forward.

• An Al Qaeda-published magazine devoted to terrorism is urging attacks on the U.S. Open.

•Police are looking for two men who tried to rape a teen girl in Ridgewood early yesterday morning.

Entertainment
• Somewhat of an anomaly in the world of tattooing, an all-female shop has openedon the Brooklyn/Queens border.

• In case you haven’t gotten your fill of “Charlie Sheen Totally Hammered” videos,here’s another one for you, Taco Bell drive-thru style.

Opinion
• The Observer wishes the mayor a good trip to Italy, saying the city doesn’t really need him to survive.

• The Post challenges elected officials to call out the LIRR union for its unreasonable demands.

Scoreboard
• Major League Baseball is still on its All-Star break. The Mets head west to take on the San Diego Padres tomorrow night, while the Yankees begin a weekend series with the Cincinnati Reds in the Bronx.

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Waterfront Concert Series – Thurs. Jul 17th 7:30PM Forever Ray…an amazing tribute to Ray Charles. FREE! Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell’s Gate Bridge & Astoria Pool www.centralastoria.org

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Real Estate
• Latest news - The city released a request for proposals to develop yet another municipal parking lot in Flushing.

• For sale – St. Albans – Six-family, five-bath, two-family colonial-style home. Asking $499,900.
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• For sale – Bayside – Two-bedroom, one-bath, second-floor co-op. Asking $269,000.
Crifasi Real Estate
• Sold - Five-bedroom, three-bath, 2,080-square-foot single-family home at 87-08 75th Street in Woodhaven for $499,000.

Family/Parenting
• A Queens-based photographer will be holding a photo workshop for kids next month in her LIC studio.

• Just so you know, seven things you should never say to a stay-at-home mom. 

Events

• Kew Gardens - 9:45 a.m. - Rally to stop the “Brooklynization of Queens” centered on Astoria Cove development. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Glendale - 10 a.m. - Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley announces funding to provide additional street cleaning. Myrtle & Cooper Avenues

• Kew Gardens - 10:30 a.m. - Borough President’s Land Use Public Hearing. Borough Hall, 120-55 Kew Gardens Rd.

• Bellerose 11 a.m. - State Senator Tony Avella calls on city to repair rundown pedestrian tunnel. 88th Road & Souhbound Cross Island Parkway

Kew Gardens - 11 a.m. - Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence announces launch of Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Pro Bono Project. Queens Criminal Court, 125-01 Queens Blvd.

• Breezy Point - Noon - Mother and daughter displaced by Superstorm Sandy return home. 402 Seabreeze Avenue

• Flushing - 2 p.m. - State Senator Tony Avella announces $2 million in funding for Queens College. Remsen Hall, 65-33 Kissena Blvd.

• Jamaica - 2 p.m. - Honorable Fern A. Fischer, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge of NYC Courts, hosts Uncontested Divorce DIY program with CUNY and York College. Queens County Supreme Court, Rm. 23, 88-11 Sutphin Blvd.

• Forest Hills - 6 p.m. -  Learn beginners Chinese with Lin San . North Forest Park Library. 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.

• Long Island City - 7 p.m. - Mobb Deep Concert. Queensbridge Park, 21st St.

• Woodhaven - 7:30 p.m. - Blondes Have More Fun!  A Rod Stewart tribute band. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park.

MORNING BUZZ (7/16): Queens judge rips into a killer convicted of shooting his parents, suspects found in Woodhaven cabbie murder

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Wednesday, July 16

Weather
• Mostly cloud with a high of 79.

Top Stories
• The Palestinian death toll surpasses 200 as Israel continues on the offensive andthreatens to broaden their attacks.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio has already raised $44,100 for a 2017 re-election bid according to the city’s Campaign Finance Board records.

• New Jersey Governor Chris Christie plans to make his return to the presidential arenawith a three-city tour through Iowa.

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All-Queens Family Fun Fest – Celebrating Our World’s Fair 50th Anniversary Sun, July 20th 1-4PM  Live Rock ‘n Roll band, Multicultural Song & Dance, Kids rides & activities. Raffles, T-shirts, prizes, Mets tickets and more. All FREE @ Kissena Corridor Park, Main Street & Elder Avenue, Flushing.

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Queens News

• A Queens judge slams a killer convicted of fatally shooting his parents while they slept after sentencing him to life in prison.

• Two men were brought into custody for the fatal robbery of a 55-year-old cab driver that was beaten to death in Woodhaven.

• A Flushing woman was sentenced to up to three years in prison for playing doctorand illegally offering three women butt injections.

• How to prepare for a LIRR lockout if the workers union goes on strike as planned later this month.

Entertainment

• Lincoln Center plans to live stream a free memorial concert this Sunday in honor of the late Pete Seeger at Damrosch Park.

• Billy Joel’s mother Rosaline Nyman Joel passed away this past weekend at the age of 92.

Opinion
• With skyrocketing personnel costs, the New York Post says labor unions will be thedemise of the Metropolitan Opera.

• The New York Times praises the Obama Administration for a recent deal withAfghanistan’s presidential elections.

Scoreboard
• Derek Jeter received top honor as the American League defeated the National League 5 – 3 at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. Watch the recap here.

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Movies on the Green Wed. Jul 16th 7PM Live music and a movie! This week: One Direction: This Is Us The Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave, Glendalewww.shopatlaspark.com

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Real Estate
• Latest newsTwo new hotels are expected to bring 203 rooms to the Ravenswood/Astoria area along 11th Street.

• For sale – St. Albans – Six-family, five-bath, two-family colonial-style home. Asking $499,900.
Crifasi Real Estate
• For sale – Bayside – Two-bedroom, one-bath, second-floor co-op. Asking $269,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• Sold - Two-bedroom, two-bath, 900-square-foot condominium at 16038 Union Turnpikeat the crossroads of Forest Hills, Fresh Meadows and Briarwood for $390,000.

Health Awareness
• A new study shows the onset of Alzheimer’s begins later in life in developed countries.

• Reports suggest that 2.3 percent of Americans are either gay or bisexual and more often display self-destructive behavior than peers. 

Events

• Forest Hills – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Free lung cancer screenings for smokers. Forest Hills Hospital, 102-01 66th Rd.

• JFK Airport – Noon – SSP America cuts ribbon on The Central Diner. Terminal 4 Arrivals.

• Corona - 5 p.m. - Assemblyman Francisco Moya and District Leader candidate Yanna Henriquez inform commuters about the new Paid Sick Leave law. Junction Boulevard 7 train stop, at the corner of Junction Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue.
• Far Rockaway – 5:30 p.m. - Build Up NYC hold protest rally against Alma Realty. 107-10 Shore Front Pkwy.
• Rockaway Beach - 7:30 p.m. - The Queens Public Transit Committee holds their first monthly transportation meeting. Knights of Columbus Hall, 333 Beach 90th St.

• Maspeth  8 p.m. - The Lego Movie  Maspeth Federal Parking Lot  69th St & Grand Avenue.

MORNING BUZZ (7/15): Arrest in Woodhaven mugging murder, Lyft not giving up on Queens

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Tuesday, July 15

Weather
• High of 84 with showers and heavy thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight. A flash flood watch has been issued.

Top Stories
• Israel approved an Egyptian plan for a cease-fire, but Palestinian Hamas Islamists said they had not been consulted and their attacks would increase.

• Ten are dead and at least 106 more are injured after a rush-hour subway train derailed in Moscow earlier today.

• Oscar Pistorius was allegedly involved in an altercation at a nightclub over the weekend, just days after his lawyers finished his defense at his murder trial.

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All-Queens Family Fun Fest – Celebrating Our World’s Fair 50th Anniversary Sun, July 20th 1-4PM  Live Rock ‘n Roll band, Multicultural Song & Dance, Kids rides & activities. Raffles, T-shirts, prizes, Mets tickets and more. All FREE @ Kissena Corridor Park, Main Street & Elder Avenue, Flushing.

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Queens News
• Two men were arrested on Sunday and charged with the murder of a man during a mugging in Woodhaven last week.

• The borough is preparing for the Silk Road & Spice Routes of Queens food tour, to take place on Aug. 9 and 10.

• Ride-share app Lyft will appear in court at the end of the week, after its initial launch in Queens was delayed by a temporary restraining order from the State Attorney General.

Entertainment
• Nadine Gordimer, the South African writer who won the Nobel Prize for her fiction addressing apartheid, died at 90.

• Watch Weird Al Yankovic’s video for “Tacky,” his new parody of Pharrell’s hit song “Happy.”

Opinion
• The New York Times writes that the city must work out some crucial details before the new municipal ID cards can be considered a success.

• Now that the World Cup is over, FIFA needs to turn its focus on cleaning up the ethics of soccer, the Times says.

Scoreboard
• Derek Jeter will lead off the American League at bat at tonight’s All-Star Game, which starts at 8 p.m.

• Alan Anderson has agreed to stay with the Nets for another two years, signing a $2.6 million contract.

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Juniper Valley Park 2014 Summer Concert Series – Tues. Jul 15th 7PM Italian NightFREE! Bring your lawn chair. 80th Street & Juniper Blvd North, Middle Village 718-651-5865

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Real Estate
• Latest News - An application has been submitted to build an eight-story, 68-unit residential building on Queens Blvd. in Rego Park.

• For Rent - Glendale/Ridgewood - 3.5 rooms, 1 bedroom & 1 bath on 1st floor. Basement, use of yard and parking included. Asking $1,475.
Coldwell Banker Keuber

• For Rent - Glendale/Ridgewood - 4 rooms, 2 bedrooms in four-family on 2nd floor. Utilities not included. Walk to all! Asking $1,300. Coldwell Banker Keuber
• Sold - Rockaway - A 7-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom home on 0.25 acres of land, one block from the beach, at 184 Beach 143rd St. for $1.65 million.

Technology
• Issues with production may delay the release of the reportedly 5.5-inch iPhone 6 until November.

• Secret, an app that allows users to post things anonymously, now allows users to connect through Facebook. 

Events

• Fresh Meadows - 9 a.m. - City Parks free tennis lessons for children ages 6-16. Cunningham Park, Tennis Courts at Union Turnpike & 193rd St.

• Middle Village - 9:30 a.m. - City Parks free track & field lessons for children ages 5-7 (9:30-10:30) and 8-16 (10:30-Noon). Juniper Valley Park, Juniper Blvd North & Lutheran Ave.

• Flushing - 1 p.m. - Councilman Peter Koo and community leaders announce “All-Queens Family Fun Fest.” Koo’s District Office, 135-27 38th Avenue, Suite 388.

• Flushing - 3 to 7 p.m. - The Civilian Complaint Review Board will be taking complaints on police misconduct. Immigrant Movement International, 108-89 Roosevelt Ave.

• Howard Beach - 4 p.m. - Chess club with friendly competition for people of all skill levels and ages. Queens Library, 92-06 156th Ave.

• LIC - 7 p.m. - Ismael Miranda and his salsa band, Orquesta Revalacion, open up the Queensbridge Park Summer Concert Series. Queensbridge Park, Waterfront at 21st St.

• Middle Village - 7 p.m. - Italian night at the Juniper Valley Park 2014 Summer Concert Series. 80th St. & Juniper Blvd.

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