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A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Suozzi wins Queens congressional primary, South Ozone Park principal under fire

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Wednesday, June 29

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 87.

Top Stories
• New 911 calls reveal the frantic situation after a Texas mom shot her two daughters to punish her husband.

Suicide bombers attacked an airport in Istanbul, killing 36 and wounding close to another 150 people.

• A judge in Queens ruled the right of way law, a major component of the city Vision Zero initiative, is unconstitutional.

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Housing Workshop Wed. June 29th 6pm  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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Queens News
• Police are looking for two men who molested two women in Queens, including an 11-year-old girl in Flushing.

• A middle-school principal in South Ozone Park is under fire for a mural that depicts her as a Hindu goddess.

• Tom Suozzi defeated a pack of four other Democrats looking to replace Steve Israel in the 3rd Congressional District, which includes a large portion of NE Queens.

Politics
• Retiring assemblyman Phil Goldfeder has accepted a government relations job with Yeshiva University.

• The FBI questioned a Brooklyn woman at the center of the de Blasio fundraising scandal.

Entertainment
• Actor Dennis Quaid’s wife of 12 years is filing for divorce – again.

• Michael Strahan’s arrival on “Good Morning America” is forcing big changes on the popular morning program’s regulars.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Post says the mayor should start solving problems and stop blaming billionaires.

• A guest columnist for the Observer says it’s time for Republican women to start speaking up.

In the Blogs
• A Ridgewood man is facing charges of criminal mischief after he damaged four cars near Himrod Street and Onderdonk Avenue.

• Here’s the best places to watch this year’s fireworks show in western Queens.

Trending in New York
#HeterosexualPrideDay
#BeingAsian
#BadMonsterMovies
#GrowingUpWithLenientParents
#IstanbulAttack

Scoreboard
• The Mets (40-36) were blanked by Washington, 5-0. They look to avoid a sweep when they wrap up their three-game series with the Nationals today at 7:05 p.m.

• The Yankees (37-39) fell to the Rangers, 7-1. The Yankees and Texas meet again in the Bronx at 7:05 p.m.

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Buffalo Soldier Wed June 29th 8pm-12am A Bob Marley tribute band. Bar 360 @ Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica
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Real Estate
• An investment firm paid $72.1 million for La Mesa Verde Apartments in Jackson Heights.

• For Sale – Upper Glendale – Detached 2 family on 28×100 lot, 2 separate hot water heaters, walk up attic. Could be large one family.  Asking $678,000  Lou Pastorini 917-797-7567

• For Sale – Maspeth Plateau - Attached 2 family brick. Currently set up as a one family. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, attached garage.  Asking $769,000  Landmark International Real Estate  718-898-8300 

• Sold – Four-bedroom, four-bath, 1,617-square-foot multi-family home at 15-15 120th Street in College Point for $685,000.

Money News
• Wall Street made a bit of a rebound after a two-day Brexit beating.

• An analyst for Bloomberg says oil prices are still heading for $10 per barrel.

Events
Flushing - 11 a.m. – Queensborough Symphony Chamber Music Society. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Woodhaven – 1 p.m. – Annual Penny Auction. Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue & Woodhaven Blvd.

Flushing – 1 p.m. – Community to launch 2nd season of “Flushing Night Out.” Flushing High School, 35-01 Union St.

Jackson Heights – 1:30 p.m. – Congressman Joseph Crowley hosts roundtable on need to prevent gun violence. District Office, 82-11 37th Ave., Ste. 402

Long Island City – 4 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Groundswell unveil new mural. Queensbridge Community Center, 10-25 41st Ave.

Bayside – 6 to 10 p.m. – 2nd Annual Independence Day Celebration. Ft. Totten, 422 Weaver Ave.

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

• Kew Gardens – 6 p.m. – LGBT Pride Month Celebration. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Bayside – 6:30 p.m. – Independence Day Celebration. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.

Forest Hills – 7:45 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James delivers remarks at Local 1321’s general membership meeting. Queens Library, 108-19 71st Ave.

Jamaica – 8 p.m. – Buffalo Soldier: A Bob Marley tribute. Resorts World Casino, 100-00 Rockaway Blvd.

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June 29th, 2016 at 8:34 am

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Tuesday, June 28

Weather
• Light rain with scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 78.

Top Stories
• Record-setting women’s basketball coach Pat Summit died after a battle with dementia. She was 64.

• NYC’s Rent Guidelines Board voted to freeze rents on one-year leases and approved a 2 percent hike for two-year leases.

• European Union officials will meet with British leaders as the UK lost its AAA credit rating after the Brexit vote shook the market.

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Community Food Pantry Open 6-8pm on the last Wednesday of every month. Forest Hills Community Center, 108-25 62nd Drive (side door), Forest Hills.
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Queens News
• Cops are searching for a man who robbed a Middle Village gas station employee at gunpoint.

• Elected officials and Pomonok Houses tenants called on the city to get rid of lead paint in all public housing.

• Two Queens lawmakers passed a bill that would give co-op and condo owners a tax abatement.

Politics
• The Board of Elections is hoping not to bungle today’s seven Congressional primary races.

• Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Hillary Clinton at a campaign stop in Ohio to bash Donald Trump.

Entertainment
• Music mogul Suge Knight is suing Chris Brown and a nightclub after he was shot seven times at Brown’s party in 2014.

Meet the parents! Taylor Swift has already hung out with Tom Hiddleston’s family in England.

Opinion
• The Times praises a California nuclear plant’s decision to shut down in favor of low-cost, zero-carbon energy sources, and calls on New York to follow.

• The Post says the Supreme Court’s ruling on corruption won’t stop Preet Bharara’s campaign to clean up New York.

In the Blogs
• Prepare for the annual Astoria Independence Day celebration and fireworks this week.

• The Taiwan Center in Flushing received $100,000 to renovate its auditorium.

Trending in New York
Pat Summitt
#GrowingUpWithMyName
Benghazi
#VisitBritainBecause
#njmorningshow

Scoreboard
• The Mets (40-35) were routed by the first-place Nationals, 11-4. They continue their three-game series in Washington with first pitch at 7:05 p.m.

• The Yankees (37-38) lost a heart breaker to the red-hot Texas Rangers, 9-6. The Bronx Bombers take on the Rangers again starting at 7:05 p.m.

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Independence Day Celebration Wed. June 29th 6:30pm An Independence Day Celebration with a free concert and fireworks display by Grucci in Fort Totten Park. Free! Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave, Bayside
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Real Estate
• F&T Group filed plans to develop a 14-story Flushing office building at 37-12 Prince Street.

• For Sale – Elmhurst – 2 family, 6 rooms over 5 rooms, finished basement, nice yard.  Asking $918,000  O’Kane Real Estate  718-779-1111

• For Sale – Woodhaven – 1 bedroom, 1 bath co-op in excellent condition!  Efficiency kitchen, dining/living room combo.  Overlooking Forest Park!  Asking $149,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• Sold – Jamaica – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,780-square foot house at 220-03 92nd Avenue for $320,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Google will reportedly release its own smartphone this year.

• Check out this extension that will make your Google Chrome tabs less cluttered and browser run smoother.

Events
• Flushing – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – New York Mets Summer Blood Drive. Citi Field, Hodges Entrance, 126th St.

• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Media preview to launch 2016 summer season. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Bayside – 11 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella award civic leaders with Senate Liberty Medal. Avella’s District Office, 38-50 Bell Blvd. Suite C

Flushing – 12 p.m. – Assemblyman Ron Kim and advocates protest MTA’s decision not to restore Bus Dispatcher Supervisor position. 41st Rd. and Main St.

Queens Village – 1:30 p.m. – Councilman Barry Grodenchik completes tour of schools in District 23. Martin Van Buren High School, 230-17 Hillside Ave.

Elmhurst – 3 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella and Elmhurst United demand removal of sex offenders at family homeless shelter. Pan-American Hotel, 79-00 Queens Blvd.

Forest Hills – 6 p.m. – Yoel Sharahi & Band.  MacDonald Park, 70th Road & Queens Blvd.

Sunnyside – 7 p.m. – 108th Community Council Meeting.  Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th Street

Astoria – 8:30 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: ANT MAN.  ARROW Community Center, 35-30 35th Street

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June 28th, 2016 at 8:04 am

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Morning Buzz: Former Queens DA passes away, Two FDNY trucks crash in Astoria

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Monday, June 27

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 81 degrees.

Top Stories
• Multiple people were stabbed at a white nationalist rally in California. 

Pride parades were held across the country on Sunday, with tighter security than usual.

Legendary NY Times photographer Bill Cunningham, subject of documentary, died at 87.

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Paul Simon Thurs. June 30th & Fri. July 1st 7:30pm Tickets start at $54.50 and can be purchased here. Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills
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Queens News
• A pregnant woman was among the 17 injured after a bus and car collided with FDNY engines in Astoria. 

• Former Queens DA John Santucci died at 81-years-old.

A 30-year-old was shot in the face after an argument at a Queens deli.

Politics
• Pols are racing to deal with the potential fallout over Brexit vote. 

• Conservative columnist George Will announced that Trump’s candidacy is causing him to leave the Republican party. 

Entertainment
See the red carpet looks from last night’s BET Awards.

Weekend Box Office
Finding Dory – $73 million
• Independence Day: Resurgence – $41 million
• Central Intelligence – $18 million
 The Shallows - $16 million
• Free State of Jones – $7.7 million

Opinion
• The NY Times Editorial Board breaks down the security consequences of Brexit.

The forces behind Britain leaving the European Union are also at play in the US, the NY Post says.

In the Blogs
• A power outage led to even longer lines and delays than usual at LaGuardia this weekend.

• QED is hosting a crafts bazaar this summer. 

Trending in New York
#DWEN
Justin Timberlake
#WhatIBelieveIn5Words
#mondaymotivation
Singapore Airlines 

Scoreboard
• The Mets (40-34) fell to the Braves by a 5-2 final. They travel to Washington to take on the Nationals at 7:05 p.m. on Monday.

• The Yankees (37-37) lost to the Twins at home, 7-1. They’re in Texas for the beginning of a four-game set with the Rangers on Monday at 7:05 p.m.

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Katz Concert Series Tues. June 28th 6pm Yoel Sharahi & Band perform. MacDonald Park, 70th Road, Forest Hills www.QueensBP.org/KatzConcerts
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Real Estate
• Sandy-related repairs are finally coming to the Ocean Bay Houses in Rockaway. 

• For Sale – Amityville Waterfront – 220′ of Bulkhead, 5 bedrooms, 3 bath Colonial – large parcel.  Living room, Formal dining, 20′ x 48′ family room w/ fireplace, 2 car garage.  Asking $599,000  Call Geralyn  516-330-5321

• For Sale – Flushing – Northgate Towers - One bedroom co-op, extra lg. living room, custom built kitchen, bathroom w/ extra deep Jacuzzi tub.  A Must See!  Asking $368,000  Dave Pastorini at Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

• Sold – Flushing – A six-bedroom, four-bathroom home on 21st Avenue for $1.5 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Police are looking for a failed bank-robber whose burglary attempt was thwarted in St. Albans on Friday. According to police, the suspect entered the Carver Federal branch at Merrick Boulevard and 115th Avenue at about 9:30 a.m. and passed the teller a note, before fleeing without any cash.

Events
Flushing – 10 a.m. – Grand Opening celebration of a new green infrastructure school community playground. J.H.S. 185Q, 147-26 25 Drive

Woodhaven – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Swing Dancing Lessons.  George Seuffert Bandshell, Forst Park

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June 28th, 2016 at 8:03 am

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Friday, June 24

Weather
• The next three days should be full of sun and highs in the 80s.

Top Stories
• The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, triggering a resignation from its prime minister and a global market plunge.

• The Supreme Court was deadlocked on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, suspending the policy protecting undocumented immigrants.

• House Democrats ended their 25-hour sit-in for gun control, promising to continue their efforts after the July 4 break.

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Festival de la Flores Sun June 26th 12-5pm The colorful Colombian tradition of creating silletas or large medallion constructed from flowers. Free with Garden admission. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Queens News
• A man was stabbed early in the morning in College Point, but is expected to survive.

• The city unveiled a $3 million improvement project at Meadow Lake.

• Woodhaven residents are frustrated with the city after requests for a speed hump have gone nowhere.

Politics
• Bernie Sanders returned to New York to give a speech about overthrowing the state’s political establishment.

• The Supreme Court also ruled to uphold an affirmative action policy at the University of Texas.

Entertainment
• Police are on the lookout again for a suicidal Sinead O’Connor, who threatened to jump from a bridge.

• Here are all the details about Taylor Swift’s new relationship with Tom Hiddleston.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the Inspector General’s report on broken windows policing is filled with nonsensical numbers.

• The Post says the Maryland prosecution team is to blame for losing the trials for the death of Freddie Gray.

In the Blogs
• Check out the Astoria Park Carnival this weekend.

Road to Greatness, a Sunnyside organization, is hosting its 30 for 30 fundraiser next week.

Trending in New York
#Brexit
England
#RuinAVideoGame
#1DStayWithUs
#1DisDeadParty

Scoreboard
• The Mets (38-33) fell just short against the Atlanta Braves, 4-3.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees and Twins begin a weekend series in the Bronx at 7:05 p.m.
• The Mets and Braves play in Atlanta at 7:35 p.m.
Saturday
• The Yankees and Twins meet at 1:05 p.m.
• The Mets and Atlanta play the third game of a four-game set at 7:15 p.m.
Sunday
• The Yankees and Minnesota play the third of three. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.
• The Mets wrap up their weekend series with the Braves at 1:35 p.m.

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Only in Queens” Summer Festival Sun June 26th 1-8pm Featuring a SummerStage outdoor concert, guided tours, family-friendly fun, food & craft vendors, and exhibits of memorabilia from the original 1939-40 and 1964-65 World’s Fairs. Click here for more info. Free & Open to the Public. Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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Real Estate
• REIT investors are fighting back against CEO pay plans.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat. June 25th – 1-3pm  62-38 82nd Place, Middle Village.  Well maintained 1 family brick w/ landscaped front yard. Front porch, rear patio, updated windows. Convenient location  Asking $715,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 26th – 12-2pm  60-24 62nd Avenue, Maspeth.  All vacant on title. Mint 2 family, 3 bedrooms over 2, lg kitchen w/ dinette areas on both floors.  Asking $829,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – One-bedroom, two-bath, 1,272-square-foot apartment at 27-28 Thomson Avenue in Hunters Point for $1.25 million.

Eating Out
• Here are five restaurants you must try out in Jackson Heights.

• A new food truck peddling empanadas is causing a buzz on Austin Street.

Restaurant ABC’s – Rego Park
Grade A – Fergana, 94-09 63rd Dr. – Fod not cooled by approved method
Grade B – Cheburechnaya, 92-09 63rd Dr. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice
Grade C – Lobster House, 95-25 Queens Blvd. – Live roaches, Food not protected from possible contamination

Events
Flushing – 9 a.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce strategy session with NYPD. Police Academy, 130-30 28th Ave.

Woodside – 9 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks at graduation ceremony. PS 152, 33-52 62nd St.

Sunnyside - 9:30 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks at graduation ceremony. PS 150, 40-01 43rd Ave.

LIC – 10 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks at graduation ceremony. PS 76, 36-36 10th St.

LIC – 10:30 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks at graduation ceremony. PS 112, 25-05 37th Ave.

LIC – 11 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks at graduation ceremony. PS 78, 48-09 Center Blvd.

Jamaica Hills - 11:30 a.m. – Parks Department celebrates completion of erosion control project. Captain Tilly Park, 165th St. & Highland Ave.

• Sunnyside – 12 p.m. – Sunnyside Shines: Pop-Up Library. Bliss Plaza, 46th Street & Queens Blvd.

• Flushing – 1 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella and residents call for stop-work order on day care expansion. 30-04 146th St.

Fresh Meadows – 2 to 6 p.m. – CB 8’s Sixth Annual Health & Wellness Fair. Cunningham Park Parking Lot, 196th St.

Averne – 2:30 p.m. – Elected officials break ground on $67 million Rockaway recovery and resiliency project. NYCHA Ocean Bay-Oceanside Apartments, 353 Beach 54th St.

Averne – 3 p.m. – Officials demand details and updates of Rockaway Reformulation Study from Army Cops. NYCHA Ocean Bay-Oceanside Apartments, 353 Beach 54th St.

Fresh Meadows – 4 p.m. – NYC PuppetMobile presents: Puss in Boots.  Cunningham Park, 196th Place & Union Turnpike

Astoria - 4 p.m. – Astoria Park Carnival. Astoria Park Parking Lot

• Elmhurst – 5 to 7 p.m. – NYC Health & Hospitals hosts LGBTQ Health Fair. Elmhurst Hospital, 41st Ave. & 80th St.

Bayside – 5:30 p.m. – Grand opening celebration.Sol Bar & Grill, 40-09 Bell Blvd.

Woodhaven – 6 to 8:30 p.m. – Carousel Party. Forest Park Carousel, Forest Park Drive & Woodhaven Blvd.

• Jamaica – 9 p.m. – Summer Soul Jam. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Saturday
Jackson Heights - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Elected official host “Books, Barrels and Shredding” event. Shopping Center, 31st Ave. & 77th St.
• Corona – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Oye Corona! Festival. Free. Corona Plaza, 103rd St. & Roosevelt Ave.
• Astoria – 12 p.m. – Astoria Park Carnival. Astoria Park Parking Lot
Corona – 12 to 6 p.m. – Ramones Mania.  Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Buzz on Bees. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
• Jamaica – 1 p.m. – Summer Kickoff Festival. Free. King Manor Museum, Jamaica Ave. & 150th St.
LIC – 3 to 9 p.m. – Warm Up 2016. MoMA PS 1, 2225 Jackson Ave.
Jackson Heights - 4 to 6 p.m. – Assemblyman Michael DenDekker hosts free concert. Shopping Center, 31st Ave. & 77th St.
Bayside – 5:30 p.m. – Grand opening celebration. Sol Bar & Grill, 40-09 Bell Blvd.
Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – Dolly Parton in Concert. Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl.
Rockaway – 7 to 10 p.m. – Dreamland Roller Disco Skate Party.  Beach 108th Street Roller Rink
• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Dead & Company in Concert. Prices Vary. Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.
Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – Saturday Night Dance. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd

Sunday
Corona – 10:30 a.m. – Little Makers: Ice Cream Sunday. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.
Astoria - 12 p.m. – Astoria Park Carnival. Astoria Park Parking Lot
Flushing – 12 to 5 p.m. – Festival de la Flores. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
• Flushing Meadows – 1 to 8 p.m. – Only in Queens Summer Festival. Free. Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing Meadows – 1 p.m. – Katz’ Concert Series. Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing - 2 p.m. – Pan Asian Repertory Theater: No No Boy.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Jackson Heights – 4 p.m. – Jackson Heights Community Chorus performs “Americana.” Renaissance Charter School, 81st St. & 37th Ave.
Flushing Meadows – 4 p.m. – Katz’ Concert Series. Flushing Meadows Corona Park
• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Dead & Company in Concert. Prices Vary. Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.

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June 28th, 2016 at 8:02 am

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Thursday, June 23

Weather
• Thunderstorms likely in the morning and then scattered rain throughout the day. High of 74.

Top Stories
• After House Democrats staged a sit-in to force a vote on gun control measures, everyone decided the best thing to do was to take a vacation.

• A Manhattan JCPenney’s is under fire for the cringe-worthy display “honoring” the victims of the Orlando massacre.

• With voters in Britain set to vote today on leaving the EU, here’s how the divide on the issue breaks down.

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Dolly Parton Sat. June 25th 7pm The “Pure and Simple” Tour. Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased here. Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills
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Queens News
• A major power outage in Rochdale Village left several residents trapped in elevators.

• A grand jury indicted the former head of a Queens nonprofit for stealing $1000,000.

• A Queens councilwoman says the promoters of an October music festival in Queens need to do an environmental impact study if they want local support.

Politics
• Governor Andrew Cuomo said the mayor should be lucky he even got a one-year extension of control over the city schools.

• A new report from an NYPD watchdog says their is no link between enforcing quality-of-life complaints and lower crime.

Entertainment
• Here’s the reason HBO decided to scratch the $100 million debacle that was Vinyl.

• Get this man some real work! Tom Brady-lover Ben Affleck is still not over Deflategate, as this profanity-laced tirade clearly shows.

Opinion
• The mayor’s former press secretary pens an op-ed in the Daily News outlining how her old boss can win back the residents of NYC.

• The Post says that Donald Trump is finally spreading the message that will help him win the White House.

In the Blogs
• There’s still time to enter to win two tickets to the Dolly Parton show Saturday courtesy of We Heart Astoria.

• The Forest Hills-inspired murals underneath the LIRR overpass are fully complete.

Trending in New York
#iVoted
#Remain
#DemocraticSitIn
#DogJobs
Michael Taylor

Scoreboard
• The Mets (38-32)  topped the Royals, 4-3. The Mets head to Atlanta for four games with the Braves after being swept by them at Citi Field last weekend. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

• A Starlin Castro walk-off pushed the Yankees (35-36) past the Rockies, 9-8. The Yankees are off today before a weekend home series with the Twins.

• The Knicks acquired Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls in a multi-player trade.

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Sol Bar & Luna Lounge GRAND OPENING Fri June 24th & Sat June 25th 5:30pm Stop by the latest gastropub to hit Bayside! There will be drink and food specials as well as complimentary hors d’oeuvres.  40-09 Bell Blvd, Bayside
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Real Estate
• A partnership between Metropolitan Realty and TIAA is in contract to buy a building in LIC for $90 million.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat. June 25th & Sun June 26th – 12-2pm  61-45 98th Street, Unit 12A, Rego Park.  Spacious studio with new kitchen and spa style bath. Terrace with sweeping views.  Asking $159,000  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444 

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat. June 25th & Sun June 26th – 11:30am-1pm  77-18 64th Street, Glendale.  Mint 2 family, 4 over 2 bedrooms, 2 car garage, many upgrades.  Asking $985,000  Crifasi  718-894-8700

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,224-square-foot single-family home at 114-95 22th Street in Cambria Heights for $375,000.

Style & Fashion
• Saint Laurent’ s new ad campaign doesn’t actually feature any clothes, just naked models.

• Sandal season is nearly here. Be prepared.

Events
• Sunnyside – 9 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks at graduation ceremony. PS 199, 39-20 48th Ave.

• Long Island City – 9:30 a.m. – Councilman Van Bramer speaks at graduation ceremony. PS 166, 33-09 35th Ave.

• Dutch Kills – 9 a.m. – Councilman Van Bramer speaks at graduation ceremony. Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-27 28th St.

• Jamaica - 10 a.m. – 3rd Annual Job & Resource Fair. Greater AME Cathedral, 110-31 Merrick Blvd.

• Kew Gardens – 10:30 a.m. – Queens borough president Land Use Hearing. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Flushing - 11 a.m. – Parks Department celebrates renovation of Meadow Lake. Flushing Meadows Park, Grand Central Parkway & Jewel Ave.

• Richmond Hill – Noon – Open Studio Art Exhibition of Su-Casa Creative Aging Program. Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Senior Center, 89-02 91st St.

• Woodhaven – 1 to 3 p.m. – Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation hosts Metrocard van. Forest Parkway & Jamaica Ave.

• Flushing – 1:30 – New York Giants defensive lineman Jay Bromley speaks at pre-graduation ceremony. Flushing High School, 35-01 Union St.

• Long Island City – 2 p.m. – First graduation of Opportunity Academy. Little Theater, LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave.

• Flushing – 3 p.m. – State Senator Toby Stavisky hosts legislative round table for press. District Office, 142-29 37th Ave.

Astoria – 4 p.m. – Astoria Park Carnival. Astoria Park Parking Lot

Maspeth – 4 to 6 p.m. – Maspeth Business Forum. Slide B-B-Q, 53-75 65th Pl.

• Jamaica – 4 to 7 p.m. – 2nd Annual Brew & Chew. $15. Harvest Room, 90-04 160th St.

• Astoria – 6 p.m. – State Senator Michael Gianaris and CIAC to call for end to solitary confinement. Athens Square Park, 30th Ave. & 30th St.

Bayside – 6 to 7:15 P.M. – Learn to Relax, Have Fun and Eliminate Stress: A Workshop for Adults. Queens Library, 214-20 Northern Blvd.

Flushing – 6:30 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers remarks at LGBT Pride Reception. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Park

• Jamaica – 7 p.m. – Queens Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

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Morning Buzz: Kanye to play Queens, Cops in trouble for dining with former Library CEO

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Wednesday, June 22

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 87 degrees.

Top Stories
• Cops arrested three vigilantes loaded to the hilt at the Holland Tunnel. The trio claimed they were on their way to rescue a teen from a Brooklyn drug den.

• An Army vet took a plea deal for stabbing ex-Knick Chris Copeland outside a Chelsea nightclub.

• One of the officers at the heart of a bribery scheme involving a de Blasio donor shut down a lane of the Lincoln Tunnel for an Israeli bigwig.

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Maspeth Business Forum Thurs. June 23rd 4-6pm Sponsored by the Queens Chamber of Commerce. Food, Refreshments, Networking, Resources! Sign up now John@Queensledger.com 718-426-7200 Slide B-B-Q, 52-75 65th Place, Maspeth
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Queens News
• Several members of the NYPD face fines for lavish dining paid for with the business credit card of former Queens Library head Thomas Galante.

• The House of Representatives passed a bill to rename the Jackson Heights Post Office for two leaders in the gay rights movement.

• Kanye West will headline a music festival in the Citi Field parking lot in October.

Politics
• A Queens businessman challenging State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky is ramping up his campaign.

• In a letter to the MTA, Governor Andrew Cuomo called a spike in sex crimes on the city’s subways “completely unacceptable.”

Entertainment
• A 32-year-old Prince protegee, one of two people on the plane with the singer when he overdosed first time, shares details of the event.

• Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted in Cannes supporting ex-husband Chris Martin.

Opinion
• Even the NRA thinks Donald Trump is too crazy to be president, writes the editors of the Daily News.

• Britain’s possible exit from the EU tomorrow should be a wake-up call to America’s arrogant elite, argues a columnist for the Post.

In the Blogs
New bioswales are popping up all over Maspeth.

• The annual Taste of Ridgewood event is happening tomorrow evening.

Trending in New York
#IPGCannes2016
#MyBestPickUpLines
#R2PSeoul
#USAvsARG
#NationalSelfieDay

Scoreboard
• The Mets (37-32) edged out the Royals, 2-1. The Mets and Royals meet again in a 1:10 matinee.

• The Yankees (34-36) fell to the Rockies, 8-4. The Yankees play one more against Colorado. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m.

• The USA was dominated by Argentina in the semifinals of Copa America, falling 4-0.

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King of the World Wed June 22nd 8pm-12am A Steely Dan tribute band. Bar 360, Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica
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Real Estate
• The city is looking to turn an abandoned Queens playground into a public park.

• For Rent – Glendale – Completely renovated retail/office space on Myrtle Avenue. 600 sq/ft, floor to ceiling full glass store front. Perfect for any Professional use.  Asking $1,800/month  O’Kane Commercial Properties  718-779-1111

• For Sale – Rego Park – One family brick, 3 bedrooms, garage, yard, gas heat, walk to school.  Asking $668,000  Lou Pastorini, Coldwell Banker Phillips  917-797-7567

• Sold – Three-bedroom, 1.5-bath, 1,683-square-foot single-family home at 70-12 175th Street in Fresh Meadows for $710,000.

Money News
• Tokyo-based Uniqlo is the latest retailer to feel the hit from the sluggish industry, announcing it would close several stores.

• Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen offered a subtle change to her outlook on the U.S. economy.

Events
• Hollis – 10 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella congratulates winner of Senate Earth Day Poster Contest. IS 238, 88-15 182nd St.

Astoria – 4 p.m. – Astoria Park Carnival. Astoria Park Parking Lot

• Corona – 5 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz hosts swearing-in ceremony for new community board members. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

• Hamilton Beach – 7 p.m. – Councilman Eric Ulrich sponsors Queens Symphony Orchestra Concert. West Hamilton Beach Fire Department, 102-33 Davenport Ct.

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June 22nd, 2016 at 8:46 am

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Morning Buzz: Motorcyclist dies in crash with minivan, Teen arrested for assaulting Muslim man

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Tuesday, June 21

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a chance of showers early. High of 88.

Top Stories
• Four NYPD officials and two others were arrested and charged in connection to a federal corruption investigation.

• The U.S. Senate voted down four gun control measures just a week after the Orlando shootings.

• FEC filings showed that Donald Trump is facing a $40 million deficit in campaign dollars to Hillary Clinton.

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Make Music New York Tues June 21st A live, free musical celebration on the longest day of the year, with over 1,200 concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the five boroughs. Complete schedule
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Queens News
• A 57-year-old man on a motorcycle was killed after colliding with a minivan in Rosedale.

• A 14-year-old teen was arrested and charged with a hate crime for assaulting a Muslim man at a mosque.

• The city scrapped its controversial plan to co-locate a middle school in Queens Village.

Politics
• The Democratic contenders for a Congressional seat in Harlem engaged in a fiery debate.

• The Trump campaign canned campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, a move supported by Trump’s children.

Entertainment
• Iggy Azalea officially called off her engagement to Nick Young, who admitted to cheating.

Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr in Hamilton, is leaving with the show’s star Lin-Manuel Miranda on July 9.

Opinion
• The Times says although the president’s promise to close Guantanamo has been broken, he still has an important step to take.

• The Daily News says Donald Trump’s stance on guns is so crazy that the NRA even disavowed it.

In the Blogs
• The LIC community gathered to give input on DOT’s street reconstruction project.

• See photos of the recent Relay For Life at Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village.

Trending in New York
#TrumpSoPoor
#BasketballMovies
Kylie Lip Kits
#YogaDay
#StoneColdPodcast

Scoreboard
• The Mets (36-32) will take on the defending champion Royals at Citi Field. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (34-35) host the Colorado Rockies in the Bronx at 7:05 p.m.

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Astoria Park Carnival June 22nd – 26th Wed-Fri: 4pm, Sat/Sun: 12pm  Rides, Games, Food! Astoria Park Parking Lot
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Real Estate
• AB Capstone got a one-story retail strip in Fresh Meadows for $14.3 million.

• For Rent - Elmhurst - Commercial property two blocks from Queens Blvd. shopping. Ideal space for spa/wellness/beauty business. Includes facial room, sauna, tanning booth and more. Asking $1,800/month  O’Kane Commercial Properties  718-779-1111

• For Sale – Upper Glendale – Detached two family on 28×100 lot. 2 separate hot water heaters, walk up attic, can be large one family.  Asking $678,000  Lou Pastorini @ Coldwell Banker Phillips  917-797-7567

• Sold – Fresh Meadows – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 212-08 75th Avenue for $190,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Apple explained why it totally redesigned how the Apple Watch works.

• Spotify passed the milestone of 100 million active listeners.

Events
Flushing – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Qns Chamber of Commerce Real Estate Expo 2016.  Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th Street

LIC – 8:30 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer delivers opening remarks at LIC Summit. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• LIC – 9 a.m. – NBA FIT Clinic with Wayne Ellington and Epiphanny Prince. PS/IS 78, 46-08 5th St.

Kew Gardens – 9:30 a.m. – Borough Cabinet to review Zika virus prevention efforts and homeowner assistance programs. 120-55 Queens Blvd.

South Ozone Park – 10 a.m. – Street co-naming ceremony for teen advocate who lost battle to rare illnesses. 110th St. and 107th Ave.

Flushing – 10:15 a.m. – First graduating class of NYC Junior Ambassadors to the U.N. Ceremony. Queens Museum, Meridian Rd.

Howard Beach – 10:30 a.m. – Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, DOT unveil new traffic safety measure. P.S./M.S. 207, 88th St. and 159th Ave.

Ridgewood – 11 a.m. – Opening celebration of new green community playground to reduce pollution. P.S. 75, 16-66 Hancock St.

Flushing – 1 p.m. – State Senate candidate S.J. Jung introduces campaign team and themes. 32-36 Union St., 1C

Sunnyside - 4 p.m. – Make Music NY.  Lowery Plaza, 40th Street & Queens Blvd.

Astoria – 4:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James delivers senior address. Young Women’s Leadership School, 35-12 35th Ave.

LIC - 5 p.m. – Summer Solstice Celebration.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

Jamaica – 6:30 p.m. – DOT hosts Jamaica Now! public workshop to discuss streetscape plan. Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.

Richmond Hill – 7 to 9 p.m. – 102nd Precinct Community Council Meeting. Queens Library, 118-14 Hillside Ave.

Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – 104th Precinct Community Council Meeting. St. Margaret School, 66-10 80th St.

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Breaking A Monster. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

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June 21st, 2016 at 3:47 pm

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Morning Buzz: Disgraced former State Senator getting back into politics, Police looking for man that attacked three women

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Monday, June 20

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 81 degrees.

Top Stories
• Actor Anton Yelchin, best known for his role in the new Star Trek, was killed in a freak accident. 

• Police in Pennsylvania charged a man with sexual assault after 12 girls were found living in his home.

The Cleveland Cavaliers topped the Golden State Warriors to become NBA Champions.

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Breaking a Monster Tues. June 21st 7:30pm A behind-the-scenes music documentary for the YouTube generation, as well as a coming-of-age tale. $15 Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria 718-777-6888
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Queens News
• Disgraced former State Sen. Hiram Monserrate from Queens is running for Democratic district leader. 

• Police are looking for a man that allegedly sexually assaulted three women near Kissena Park. 

A new art exhibit at Queens’ Flux Factory is focusing on consumer debt.

Politics
• Paul Ryan is still leaving the door open on Trump being dumped from the Republican nomination at the convention. 

A bill that would legalize daily fantasy gaming in New York State has passed through the legislature and awaits Cuomo’s signature.

Entertainment
• Actor Ron Lester of Varsity Blues fame died of liver and kidney failure at 45. 

Weekend Box Office
Finding Dory - $136 million
 Central Intelligence - $34 million
• The Conjuring 2 - $15 million
• Now You See Me 2 - $9.6 million
Warcraft – $6.5 million

Opinion
• The New York Times wonders how a democratized society can stop the next extremist like Omar Mateen from committing a mass murder.

• Obama’s blackout on radical Islam is leaving intelligence agencies unable to connect the dots on mass killers, the New York Post writes.

In the Blogs
Tryouts are starting this week for the next ballpersons for the U.S. Open.

• If you bought tickets from Ticketmaster in last decade, you may have free vouchers hiding in your account. 

Trending in New York
#WorldRefugeeDay
#R2PSeoul 
#mondaymotivation 
#summersolstice 
#WrongThingsToSayAtAWedding

Scoreboard
• Dustin Johnson won the 2016 Golf U.S. Open. 

• The struggling Mets (36-32) were shutout by the Braves at home, 6-0. They’re off on Monday.

• The Yankees (34-35) failed to sweep the Twins, losing the final game 7-4 in Minnesota. They’re off on Monday.

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Summer Solstice Celebration Tues. June 21st 5pm – Dusk Bring your friends and family to Socrates to celebrate the longest day of the year! http://socratessculpturepark.org/program/solstice/ Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC
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Real Estate
• A bill fining Airbnb listers who advertise their apartments for less than 30 days passed the state legislature.

• For Rent - Maspeth – Loft, Business or Residential.  Excellent opportunity to work where you live. 2,225 sq/ft.  Asking $3,000/month.  O’Kane Commercial Brokerage  718-779-1111

• For Sale – Middle Village – 2 family detached Colonial home.  3 bedroom duplex over 2 bedroom on 25×100 lot. Asking $749,000  Pirillo Realty 718-418-9500

• Sold – Forest Hills – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment on Burns Street for $145,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Police say a man groped two women and publicly pleasured himself 10 minutes apart in Jackson Heights on Friday. The suspect is accused of entering a Laundromat and groping a woman before running off and groping another at around 6:30 a.m.

• A 40-year-old man was mugged at a Ridgewood barbershop on Friday. According to police, the three gun-toting suspects entered the shop on Seneca Avenue near Putnam Avenue at around 11 a.m. They took the victims wallet and jewelry before fleeing.

Events
• Flushing - Noon – Congresswoman Grace Meng honors students she nominated for U.S. service academies. Meng’s Office, 40-13 159th St.

• Ridgewood - 4 p.m. – Chancellor Fariña attends the opening of a play space for students with disabilities. P.S. 71, 62-85 Forest Ave.

• Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – Borough Board holds vote on LIC BID expansion. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Woodhaven - 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Swing Dancing Lessons.  George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park

Fresh Meadows – 8 to 10 p.m. – NY Philharmonic Concert & Fireworks.  Cunningham Park, 193rd Street Field.

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Morning Buzz: Mayor talks education in Springfield Gardens, St. Albans detective remembered

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Friday, June 17

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 78. Father’s Day weekend will be beautiful, with sunny skies and highs in the low 80s.

Top Stories
• A British politician was shot and stabbed to death in a daylight attack.

• President Obama and Vice President Biden met with the grieving families of the Orlando massacre.

• CUNY union and administration reached a deal on a new contract, breaking a 6-year deadlock.

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Family Day Sun June 19th 1-4pm A day of carnival games, popcorn, a visit from The Nature Company, a caricaturist, inflatables, and more! Albert H. Mauro Playground, Park Drive East & 73rd Terrace, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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Queens News
• Mayor de Blasio answered questions about quality of life issues at a town hall in Springfield Gardens.

• A 94-year-old former NYPD detective from St. Albans was remembered in a stirring funeral service.

• A witness spilled the beans on a mob-linked Corona pizza restaurant’s cocaine trafficking history.

Politics
• Bernie Sanders vowed to transform the Democratic Party and take down Trump.

• U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey said he’s not being vetted to be Clinton’s VP.

Entertainment
• Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are having their second child together.

• Calvin Harris felt betrayed after photos of Taylor Swift and actor Tom Hiddleston kissing surfaced.

Opinion
• The Times says the NRA is complicit in terrorism and lists policies that Congress should take up.

• The Post says the Democrats are having an Israel problem in their party platform.

In the Blogs
Street closures for the Forest Hills Stadium concerts have been announced.

• A free concert series in Sunnyside public plazas started last night.

Trending in New York
Game 7
#OITNB
Ayesha Curry
#OceanMovies
#Meatloaf

Scoreboard
• The Mets (35-29) take down the Pirates in a 6-4 final.

• The Yankees (32-34) beat the Twins, 4-1.

• The Cavaliers crush the Warriors, 115-101, to force a Game 7.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets start a three-game home series with the Braves at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees and Twins play the second of a four-game series. First pitch is at 8:10 p.m.
Saturday
• The Yankees and Twins meet at 2:10 p.m.
• The Mets and Braves meet in prime time on Fox. First pitch is at 8:15 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets and Braves wrap up their series at 1:10 p.m. in Flushing.
• The Yankees finish a four-game series in Minnesota at 2:10 p.m.
• The Cavs and Warriors play a decisive Game 7 in the NBA Finals.Tip-off at 8 p.m.

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Pop to Punk: The Ramones and Visual Art Sun. June 19th 1-3:30pm In the 1970s, New York punk musicians mingled with visual artists who were just as eager for something new. Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Corona
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Real Estate
• Can 421-aa survive the New York State Legislature? All signs say no.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat. June 18th 12-2pm – 83-55 Woodhaven Blvd, Unit #2L, Woodhaven.  Sunny & modern 1 bedroom plus office space. Living/dining room combo, plenty of closets.  Located steps from Forest Park.  Asking $163,000 O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sat. June 18th & Sun. June 19th  12-2pm – 61-45 98th Street, Unit 12A, Rego Park.  Bright, spacious Studio, new kitchen and spa style bath. Terrace with sweeping views. Asking $159,000  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 1,100-square-foot apartment at 102-21 63rd Road in Forest Hills for $340,000.

Eating Out
• Here’s Eater’s list of the hottest restaurants in Queens right now.

• There’s more than your classic American brunch happening at Dawa’s in Woodside.

Restaurant ABC’s – Whitestone
Grade A – Shenanigan’s, 15-07 150th St. – Food contact surface not properly washed
Grade B – King Noodle, 20-02 Utopia Parkway – Filth flies, Sanitized equipment improperly stored,
Grade Pending – The Village Green, 14-17 150th St. – Food not protected from possible contamination

Events
Elmhurst - 10 a.m. – 50th Anniversary Celebration. JHS 721, 57-12 94th St.

• Bayside – 10:30 a.m. – NYC PuppetMobile presents: Puss in Boots. Buz O’Rourke Playground, 214th St. & 33rd Ave.

• LIC – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Berkeley College students to participate in 7th Annual Community Service Day. Material for the Arts, 33-00 Northern Blvd.

Flushing – 11 a.m. – Elder Abuse Information Session.  Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd.

Sunnyside – 12 to 3 p.m. – Chess Fest. Bliss Plaza. 46th St. & Queens Blvd.

• Jamaica – 3:30 p.m. – City Parks Foundation helps teens explore healthy eating habits. Detective Keith Williams Field House, 106-16 173rd St.

Kew Gardens - 5:30 p.m. – Borough Board votes on proposal to expand LIC BID. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Middle Village – 7 p.m. – “A Place to Dance” Dance Recital. Christ the King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

Astoria – 8 p.m. – Murder at the Senior Prom – A Murder-Mystery Dinner. Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave.

Saturday
Flushing Meadows - 8:30 a.m. – Queens 10K. Unisphere
• Middle Village – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Defensive Driving Course. St. Margaret Church, 66-05 79th Pl.
Elmhurst – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Italian Charities Flea Market.  83-20 Queens Blvd.
Oakland Gardens - 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – 9th Annual DYCD Father’s Day Celebration. Alley Pond Park, Springfield Blvd. & 76th Ave.
• Sunnyside – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Rain Barrel Giveaway. All Saints Church, 43-12 46th St.
Sunnyside – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Fitness Day. Bliss Plaza, 46th St. & Queens Blvd.
Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family Fun Day: Meet & Greet with Pocoyo. Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
LIC – 2:30 p.m. – NYC PuppetMobile presents: Puss in Boots. Rainey Park, 34th Ave. & Vernon Blvd.
• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Youth Orchestra Concert. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Middle Village – 7 p.m. – Paint Night.  Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Dry Harbor Rd.
Woodhaven – 6 to 9 p.m. – Woodhaven Horror Movie Night: The Blob.  Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Ave. & Woodhaven Blvd.

Sunday
Corona – 10:30 a.m. – Little Makers: Bath Time Crayons.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.
Corona – 1 to 3:30 p.m. – Pop to Punk: The Ramones and Visual Art. Queens Museum, NYC Building
Flushing – 1 to 4 p.m. – Family Day. Albert H. Mauro Playground, Park Drive East & 73rd Terrace
Sunnyside - 2 p.m. – VFW Post #2813 Monthly Meeting. 47-53 43rd St.
Woodhaven – 5 to 6:30 p.m. – The Sounds of Sinatra. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park
Astoria - 9:30 p.m. –  “The Jim Gaffigan Show” Watch Party.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

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Thursday, June 16
Weather
• Rain showers early in the day with a high of 73 degrees.

Top Stories
• Woman on the Stanford swim team wanted to write the judge in the Brock Turner case about his “creepy” behavior, but were told not to by the school.

• Rescue crews have recovered the body of a two-year-old who was dragged into the water by an alligator at Walt Disney World.

• The man arrested with loaded weapons who told cops he was going to shoot up a gay pride parade was also charged with sleeping with a 12-year-old girl.

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Family Fun Day Sat June 18th 11am-2pm Meet and Greet with Pocoyo. Bounce House, Face Painter, Balloon Twister, Mad Science Show @ 11:30am and 1pm. Free! Rego Center, 61-25 Junction Blvd, Rego Park
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Queens News
• A 21-year-old man is on life support after he got into a fistfight at College Point Park.

• A man was killed this morning when tried to run across the Whitestone Expressway and was hit by two cars, one of which did not stop.

• The Q70 bus is going to be rebranded as the “LaGuardia Link” to promote its use as an option for getting to and from the airport.

Politics
• State lawmakers reached an agreement to allow daily fantasy sports betting sites, but the bill still faces some major hurdles.

• The mayor warned to state legislators the city is poised to a return of chaos and corruption if they don’t reinstate 421a and mayoral control of schools.

Entertainment
• Jennifer Aniston’s reps are denying rumors she’s expecting after photos of her in a bikini on the cover of In Touch led the magazine to declare she preggers.

• Take this quiz to figure out which 90s television show best fits your personality.

Opinion
• The Observer writes that the city should focus on tutoring and test prep for all students, not just minority kids.

• A columnist for the Daily News says Disney World should have warned families there were alligators lurking in a man-made lake.

In the Blogs
• Wafa’s, a Lebanese restaurant on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills, has closed its doors.

• A Glendale man was killed when his car was hit by a truck in Long Island City.

Trending in New York
#filibuster
#paisatwitter
#GENsummit
#Guccifer2
Happy Birthday Tupac

Scoreboard
• The Mets (35-29) finally came alive against Pittsburgh with a 11-2 win. The Mets wrap up their three-game series with the Pirates at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (31-34) fell to the Rockies, 6-3.. The Yankees are off to Minnesota for a four-game set with the Twinkies. First pitch is at 8:10 p.m.

• Golden State and Cleveland meet in game six of the NBA Finals at 9 p.m. Warriors lead the series, 3-2.

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The Sounds of Sinatra Sun June 19th 5-6:30pm Enjoy the classic sounds of Frank Sinatra at this free concert. Forest Park @ George Seuffert Bandshell, Woodhaven Blvd. & Forest Park Drive, Woodhaven
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Real Estate
• Kaufman Astoria has bought three more LIC buildings at a cost of $45 million.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat. June 18th 12-3pm – 77-13 79th Place, Glendale.  Large 2 family home in great condition! 11 rooms total, near all!  Asking $779,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

OPEN HOUSE – Sat. June 18th 1-3pm – 59-07 60th Street, Maspeth.  Move in Condition. 1 family home, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, yard w/ parking for 2 cars.  Asking $659,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Five-bedroom, three-bath, 1,377-square-foot single-family home at 87-75 108th Street in Richmond Hill for $515,000.

Style & Fashion
• Why are male celebrities spending so much money on hideous pre-ripped jeans?

• Here’s the story behind Grey Ant, your favorite line of oversized sunglasses.

Events
Elmhurst - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Pediatric Health & Safety Fair. Elmhurst Hospital, 41st Ave. between 80th & 81st Streets

• Forest Hills – 10:30 a.m. – NYC PuppetMobile presents: Puss in Boots. Katzman Playground, 68-25 Yellowstone Blvd.

• Flushing – 6:15 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo and New York Mets recognize “Readers Are Leaders” winners. Citi Field

Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – Shinbone Alley Stilt Band. Bliss Plaza, 46th St. & Queens Blvd.

Springfield Gardens – 7 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio hosts educational town hall. Springfield Gardens Educational Campus, 143-10 Springfield Blvd.

Woodhaven – 7 to 9 p.m. – Woodhaven Town Hall Meeting. American Legion Post #118, 89-02 91st St.

Woodside – 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Assoc Meeting. St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 50-22 44th St.

East Elmhurst - 7 p.m. – Community Board 3 Meeting. Louis Armstrong Middle School, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

• Jackson Heights – 7 p.m. – Queens County Young Democrats celebrate LGBTQ pride, mourn Orlando shooting. Club Evolution, 76-19 Roosevelt Ave.

LIC – 8:30 p.m. – Cinema LIC: Splash. Hunter’s Point South Park, 52-10 Center Blvd.

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