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Morning Buzz: Man rips Black Lives Matter sign and uses racial slur, Hundreds peacefully protest in Astoria

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Wednesday, June 3
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 85 degrees.

Top Stories
• Thousands of protesters filled the streets in defiance of an 8 p.m. curfew.

• Mayor de Blasio is calling on Governor Cuomo to apologize for his criticism of the NYPD.

• The MTA is returning to full service next week, but is demanding that the city provide 3,000 volunteers.

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Queens News
• A Whitestone man is under fire for ripping a Black Lives Matter sign, calling his neighborhood a “white town” and using racial and homophobic slurs.

• Hundreds of people peacefully marched in Astoria to demand justice for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

• A Lenox Hill hospital worker who grew up in Astoria and had no underlying conditions died from COVID-19.

Politics
• Joe Biden is close to clinching the Democratic presidential nomination after winning seven state primaries.

• Trump plans to move the Republican National Convention out of North Carolinaover the state’s refusal to lift social distancing.

Entertainment
• CW’s “Batwoman” will feature a new lead character after Ruby Rose’sdeparture.

• The cast and showrunner for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” has donated $100,000 to the National Bail Fund Network.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1972, this song by The Eagles is released. It cracked the Billboard chart three weeks later and became their first hit single, reaching #12.

• In 1974, rock singer Kelly Jones is born in Wales. While growing up, he was influenced by classic rock and in 1992 he formed this rock band.

Opinion
• The Times says the police are supposed to protect free speech, not suppress it.

• Conversely, the Post says everyone should get behind the NYPD and let it restore order.

In the Blogs
• Check out this free pet food giveaway in Forest Park today.

• The borough president’s office is hosting a virtual jobs recruitment fair.

Trending in New York
Dyckman
Manhattan Bridge
#NYCProtests
Steve King
#DavidDorn

Scoreboard
• The proposed date for the last game of the NBA Finals will be October 12.

• Giants running back Saquon Barkley posted an image of himself with an “I Can’t Breathe” jersey.

• Knicks owner James Dolan attempted to clarify his lack of a statement about George Floyd’s death after recent outrage.

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Real Estate
• New renderings have been revealed for a six-story, mixed-use building on 29th Street in Long Island City.

• For Sale – 79-29 68th Road, Middle Village – Renovated 2 family on 3 levels w/ backyard & garage.  Both units have new kitchen w/ SS appliances, 2 BRs, office space, open layout. Finished basement w/ separate entrance, full bath, laundry room.  $1.075M  Capri Jet Realty 917-288-0660

• Sold – Long Island City – A one-bathroom, 529-square-foot studio condo at 11-25 45th Avenue for $650,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Google is facing a $5 billion lawsuit for illegally invading users’ privacy by tracking their internet use.

H&M temporarily shuttered 95 of its stores in the U.S. due to recent protests over George Floyd’s death.

Events
Woodhaven – 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Free Pet Food Giveaway for Pet Owners. Forest Park George Seuffert Sr. Bandshell Parking Lot.

Virtual – 11 a.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts Caribbean Leaders Roundtable. Join here.

Elmhurst – 11 a.m. – Elmhurst Hospital hosts thank you “clap out” for the military. 79-01 Broadway.

Virtual – Noon – State Senator James Sanders Presents: A Training on How to Fill Out An Absentee Ballot Application Form. Facebook Live.

Virtual – 2 p.m. – Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair. Livestream here.

Hollis – 4:15 p.m. – Comptroller Stringer delivers remarks at Opportunities for Southeast Queens Millennials ‘Let Us Breathe’ Call to Action Rally. Hollis Deli Corporation, 206-02 Hollis Ave.

Virtual – 8 p.m. – Live Comedy On Zoom.

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June 3rd, 2020 at 8:28 am

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Morning Buzz: NYC will see another curfew tonight at 8 p.m.; Gunfire in St. Albans leaves two dead and one seriously injured

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Tuesday, June 2
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 76 degrees.

Top Stories
• Mayor De Blasio confirmed an extension of the NYC curfew implemented by Governor Cuomo, which will be in place starting 8 p.m. tonight.

• An independent autopsy ordered by George Floyd’s family- led by a former NYC medical examiner- found his death was a “homicide caused by asphyxia.”

• The U.S. began its first human trial of potential antibody treatment for COVID-19, which could be available by fall if the tests are successful.

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Queens News
• Two men were killed and a third was critically wounded after a gunman opened fire across the street from a public school in St. Albans.

• Crowds gathered at the Queens Center Mall, as vandals wreaked havoc and allegedly attempted to loot stores.

• Liquor licenses were suspended for two bars in Astoria and Kew Gardens following  social distancing violations and illegal alcohol sales.

Politics
• Mayor De Blasio defended his daughter at a press conference, following her arrest during weekend protests.

• The first federal data released counts more than 25,000 coronavirus deaths in U.S. nursing homes.

Entertainment
• In the wake of George Floyd’s death, the music industry will pause in observance of “Black Out Tuesday” and in solidarity of nationwide protests.

• Walt Disney World is enlisting the help of Stormtroopers form “Star Wars” to enforce social distancing guidelines in the park.

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How to Meditate: An Introduction to Mindfulness. Tues June 2nd 8:30 pm. Learn the basics of starting a personal meditation practice and learn how to relax your mind, sharpen your concentration, increase calmness and clarity, and induce sustainable, conscious happiness.  $10
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Buzzing Back

• In 1935 Babe Ruth retires. 

• In 1977 TV actor Zachary Qunito is born in Pittsburgh, PA. He was cast as Spock in this 2009 sci fi reboot. Opinion
• A contributor to the New York Times shares her findings on what it’s like to wear a face mask in the South during the pandemic.

• The Daily News says the protests taking over NYC are proof that the lockdownis already over.

In the Blogs
• Four Queens lawmakers pledged to donate campaign funds to bail out protesters arrested demonstrating against the death of George Floyd.

• Hundreds of jobs are up for grabs as part of an online recruitment fair spearheaded by Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee.

Trending in New York
•  Macy
• Bible
• Fordham
• #BlackOutTuesday
• Whitestone

Scoreboard
• Floyd Mayweather has reportedly offered to pay for the funeral services of George Floyd in four cities across the country.

• The MLB is considering a shorter season, as union negotiations continue to wage on.

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Real Estate
• For Sale – 94-33 Park Lane, Woodhaven – Move-in ready one family with garage updated from inside and out. New kitchen with granite countertops, SS appliances, beautiful island, new stucco and private parking.  $700,000 Trulia.com  917-420-4420

• Sold – St. Albans – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,245 square foot detached tudor at 205-22 Murdock Ave. for $600,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Apps that listen to police scanners are becoming popular in the wake of protests against the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis officers.

• Facebook employees staged a virtual walkout in protest of company’s stance on recent posts from President Trump.

Events
Virtual – 8:30 p.m. – How to Meditate: An Introduction to Mindfulness. 

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June 2nd, 2020 at 8:55 am

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Morning Buzz: Two boys and mother found dead in murder-suicide, Man found with head trauma in alleyway dies

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Monday, June 1
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 72 degrees.

Top Stories
• Dozens of cities have imposed curfews or declared states of emergency as protests continued for a sixth day after the killing of George Floyd.

• The prosecution of fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will be led by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.

• Mayor de Blasio defended the actions of the NYPD and announced an investigation into recent protests.

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Queens News
• Two young boys and their mother were found dead inside their Corona home in what cops believe was a murder-suicide.

• A man died after being found unconscious with head trauma in a Corona alleyway.

• The commanding officer of a precinct in Jamaica took a knee alongside protesters while the names of victims of police brutality were read aloud.

Politics
• President Trump says he will designate Antifa as a terrorist organization.

• Chiara de Blasio, the mayor’s daughter, was arrested for “unlawful assembly” at a protest in Lower Manhattan.

Entertainment
• Nick Cannon opened up about why he had to go to Minneapolis to join protestsand called for a “new normal.”

• Chrissy Teigen pledged $200,000 to bail those people who have been arrestedin protests across the country.

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QEDC Hosts Reboot & Restart: Navigating Entrepreneurship Post Covid-19 Through June 11th Expert speakers in the areas of finance, operations and marketing provide guidance as small businesses plan their reopening. Each webinar is designed to provide practical information, along with Q&A session.  Click here for schedule.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1957, Sam Cooke records this song at Radio Recorders Studio in Los Angeles, which would become his first Top 40 hit.

• In 1981, comedian Amy Schumer is born in NYC. She is related to this U.S. senator from New York.

Opinion
• The Post says de Blasio is right that the protests have been co-opted by out-of-town folks looking to incite violence.

• The Daily News says spreading destruction and chaos undermines legitimate voices for social reform.

In the Blogs
• An “Astoria at Home” cookbook is coming with recipes from local restaurants.

• Here’s a breakdown of the open streets in Forest Hills and Rego Park.

Trending in New York
#InsecureHBO
#90DayFiance
#protests2020
#Verzuz
#BunkerBoy

Scoreboard
• The Brooklyn Nets issued a statement saying “enough is enough” after the death of George Floyd.

• Mets star Pete Alonso posted on Instagram that his “heart has been broken”over Floyd’s murder.

• Ken Davidoff writes in the Post that MLB blew its chance to truly lead sports’ coronavirus return.

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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a four-story, mixed-use building on Seagirt Boulevard in Far Rockaway.

• For Sale – Maspeth – Two family semi detached home offers two 3BR, 2 full bath units plus terraces! Full finished basement w/ ½ bath, Cathedral ceilings, private drive & yard.  Separate heat & water for each unit.  $1.248M  Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – East Elmhurst – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,900-square-foot house at 31-30 86th Street for $875,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday afternoon, police. responded to a 911 call of an outdoor fire on the side of 220-09 Hillside Avenue in Hollis Hills. FDNY extinguished the fire and a severely burned person was discovered unconscious and unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death and an investigation is ongoing.

Events
Virtual – 9:15 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams to speak on policing and “why we protest.” Register here.

Virtual – 1 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders hosts COVID-19 economic disaster recovery training for businesses and entrepreneurs. Facebook Live.

• Virtual – 3 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts tenant rights information session with Legal Aid Society. Register here.

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June 1st, 2020 at 9:19 am

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Morning Buzz: Lawmakers provide rent relief for some NY tenants; Artist creates COVID-19 memorial at Queens Museum

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Friday, May 29
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy and scattered thunderstorms, with a high of 73 degrees.

Top Stories
• Lawmakers approved a controversial measure meant to provide rent relief to New York tenants impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

• More than 30 arrests were made during a protest in Union Square over the police-involved death of George Floyd.

• Ignoring U.S. threats, China’s legislature approved controversial new security laws that exert control over Hong Kong.

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Queens News
• A local contemporary artist transformed the Queens Museum with a 20,000 square foot memorial to the borough’s COVID-19 victims.

• Final preparations are underway to open the Rockaway Community Justice Center in Far Rockaway, the first establishment of its kind in Queens.

• Grassroots group Queens Together launched a weekly food pantry at the Variety Boys & Girls Club in Astoria.

Politics
• President Trump signed an executive order targeting social media companies, days after Twitter called two of his tweets “potentially misleading.”

• After a second day of protests in Minneapolis, the Justice Department says  its investigation into the death of George Floyd has been made a “top priority.”

Entertainment
• Dolly Parton has a new quarantine-inspired single called “When Life is Good.”

• Ruby Rose finally broke her silence on the reasons behind her shocking “Batwoman” exit in a social-media post.

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Crazy Talented Asians & Friends. Sat May 30th 6pm Flushing Town Hall presents an hour of animated short films, live panel discussion with professional animators and filmmakers, and an hour of live stand-up and sketch comedy with some of New York City’s premier Asian-American talent.  Learn more here. 
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Buzzing Back

• In 1942, this song by Bing Crosby is recorded and would go on to become the biggest selling single of all time.

• In 1984 basketball player Carmelo Anthony is born in NYC.  He was the 2013 scoring champion for this NYC team.

Opinion
• Writers at Bloomberg analyze why New York suffered more than other citiesduring the COVID-19 pandemic.

• A columnist for the Post says the new Netflix documentary on Jeffrey Epstein should finally lead to a “reckoning” with Bill Clinton.

In the Blogs
• NY Attorney General Letitia James is suing the wholesaler Quality King Distributors Inc. and its CEO for price gouging during the pandemic.

• Police have ruled the death of a homeless man was found lifeless in the rear yard of a North Corona home earlier this week a homicide.

Trending in New York
• #donaldisoverparty
• #BlackLivesMater
• #Chromatica
• Omar Jimenez
• #MinneapolisRiot

Scoreboard
• For the first time in its 124-year history, the Boston Marathon was canceled.

• The Premier League is set to return on June 17 after the clubs gave “Project Restart” the green light at a shareholders’ meeting.

• With the possibility of a minor league season looking bleak, the Mets are among the teams releasing players from their organization.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Saturday
• UFC FIGHT NIGHT: WOODLEY VS. BURNS at Nevada’s UFC APEX arena begins at 9 p.m.

Sunday
• NASCAR Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. Race begins at 3:30 p.m.

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Real Estate
• The NYC real estate market continues to take a beating as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks economic turmoil across the state.

• For Sale – 94-33 Park Lane, Woodhaven – Move-in ready one family with garage updated from inside and out. New kitchen with granite countertops, SS appliances, beautiful island, new stucco and private parking.  $700,000 Trulia.com  917-420-4420

• Sold – Queens Village – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,590 square foot colonial at 9001 Hollis Ct. for $799,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The owner of newly-launched Greek joint Niko’s Souvlaki is Astoria did not let the pandemic spoil his lifelong dream of opening a restaurant.

• Iconic NYC nightclub Copacabana has permanently shuttered its doors after 80 years, but the club says it aims to open in a new location next year.

Restaurant ABC’s – Ditmars Steinway 
Grade A – Victory Sweet Shop, 2169 Steinway St. Personal cleanliness inadequate; Cold food item held above 41º F.
Grade B – Family Corner, 2102 31st St. Cold food item held above 41º F; Live roaches present; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution; Thawing procedures improper; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Stamatis Restaurant, 2909 23rd Ave. Shellfish not from approved source; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Food not cooled by an approved method; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
• No Events of Note.

Saturday
Harlem – 1 p.m. – Solidarity Rally for George Floyd. Face masks available on site. 125th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.
Virtual – 6 p.m. – Crazy Talented Asians & Friends.  Flushing Town Hall At Home. 

Sunday
• No Events of Note.

Written by QTadmin

May 29th, 2020 at 9:28 am

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Morning Buzz: Coronavirus-related deaths in US top 100K, Push to save Astoria grocery store

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Thursday, May 28
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Morning showers with a high of 69.

Top Stories
• The protests over the death of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis, turned deadly after a man was shot outside a pawn shop.

• The death toll in the United States from the coronavirus pandemic pass the 100,000 mark as states push to reopan.

• The Central Park “Karen” previously sued a man she claimed was her ex-lover for $65,000, allegations the man says were fabricated.

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Queens News
• The push is on to save an Astoria grocery store that is facing closure as the neighborhood continues to grapple with the COVID-19 outbreak.

• The numerous Memorial Day parades that usually take place in Queens had to be postponed, but residents still found a way to honor those who served.

• The idea to turn the parking lot of a Queens diner into a drive-in movie theater is proving more successful than imagined. Tickets sell out within minutes.

Politics
• Four borough presidents have signed a letter urging the city to create 40 new miles of bus lanes to ease post-pandemic commutes.

• Lawmakers in Albany returned to work, passing a slate of coronavirus-related bills, including one that overturned a ban on wearing masks in public.

Entertainment
• Here’s the best really long movie for when you’re stuck inside and have nothing but time to kill.

• “Voice” judge CeeLo Green hopes to come out of quarantine 30 to 40 pounds lighter.
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Let’s Talk About Mental Health – Zoom Edition. Thurs May 28th 7pm. We welcome all folks. One goal is combating stigma, so listeners are valued. Your level of participation is completely up to you. Click here for more information.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1998, comic Phil Hartman is killed by his wife.

• In 1944, soul singer Gladys Knight is born in Georgia. She is known as the “Empress of Soul” because of hits like this 1973 release.

Opinion
• The chair of the New York State Tourism Advisory Council writes in the Daily News how the private sector can help the city get back to business.

• A columnist for Slate says Twitter’s recent fact-check of President Donald Trump won’t do much, but at least it’s a start.

In the Blogs
• A Mexican restaurant in Astoria is offering a free drag queen performance with each food delivery.

• Assemblyman Ron Kim joined 20 local organizations to distribute 60,000 pieces of PPE to residents outside the Flushing Library.

Trending in New York
Target
Minneapolis
#minneapolisriots
Jennifer
#BlackLivesMatter

Scoreboard
• A writer for Slate calls Germany’s guidelines to protect soccer player in the Bundesliga a “Charade.”

• Two Yankees will give Zoom lessons to kids deprived of baseball camp this summer.

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Real Estate
• For Sale – 79-29 68th Road, Middle Village – 2 family on 3 levels w/ backyard & garage. Units have new kitchen, 2 BRs, office space. Finished basement w/ entrance, full bath, laundry room. $1.075M Capri Jet Realty 917-288-0660

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 700-square-foot apartment at 67-48 Springfield Boulevard in Oakland Gardens for $320,000.

Style & Fashion
• Tik-tok star Stephanie Williams shared a video of an at-home remedy to rid yourself of mangy split ends. It has been viewed nearly 2 million times.

• You’ll probably be wearing a dopey mask anyway, so why not give the socks-and-sandals look a try this summer while you’re social distancing?

Events
• Astoria - Noon – Friends of Hallets Point and Councilman Costa Constantinides to provide PPE and food to NYCHA residents. Astoria Houses Basketball Court, Astoria Blvd.

• Rego Park – 2 p.m. – Food Bank pop-up food pantry. Queens Library, 91-41 63rd Dr.

Virtual – 7p.m. – Let’s Talk About Mental Health.

 

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May 28th, 2020 at 8:39 am

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Morning Buzz: Cops seek three alleged bike thieves, Catholic churches reopening with social distancing

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Wednesday, May 27
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 74 degrees.

Top Stories
• For the first time, Twitter flagged some of Trump’s tweets with a fact-checking warning.

• Four Minneapolis cops were fired after video captured one of them kneeling on the neck of a black man who later died.

• A New York City finance firm fired the “Central Park Karen” who called the police on a black man after he asked her to leash her dog.

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Queens News
• Police are looking for three suspects connected to a string of 10 bike robberiesin Rockaway Beach.

Catholic churches in Queens have reopened with social distancing measures in place.

• Queens parents want their money back after their kids’ scheduled trip to Barcelona was cancelled.

Politics
• Joe Biden called Trump an “absolute fool” for stoking controversy around the use of face masks.

• State and city lawmakers are pushing back against Cuomo’s proposed budgetcuts to education.

Entertainment
• Jimmy Fallon apologized for wearing blackface in a 2000 “Saturday Night Live” skit that recently resurfaced.

Amazon is developing a series centered on Lisbeth Salander from “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

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Buzzing Back

• In 2017, Gregg Allman, guitarist and keyboard player for The Allman Brothers Band, died due to complications from liver cancer at the age of 69.

• In 1971, rapper Lisa Lopes is born in Philadelphia. She was known as Left Eye and was a member of this hip-hop group.

Opinion
• The Post details the hidden risk in President Trump’s tweets of baseless accusations.

• The Daily News is calling on 2021 mayoral candidates to show how they will fixthe city’s fiscal nightmare.

In the Blogs
• Congresswoman Grace Meng handed out face masks to Glendale and Elmhurst residents in her district.

• Community leaders gave free coffee and bagels to essential workers at the Lindenwood Shopping Center.

Trending in New York
#GeorgeFloyd
Gary Sheffield
#JusticeForCarolyn
Oscar Isaac
Anderson Cooper

Scoreboard
• The NHL will go right into the playoffs with a 24-team format if it can resume its suspended season.

• Here’s how the MLB’s proposed economic plan would affect the Yankees and the Mets.

• Two New York Liberty players plan to stay abroad and forgo the 2020 season amid the pandemic.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

Real Estate
• Piermont Properties has landed $29 million in construction financing for a new mixed-use development in Jamaica Estates.

• For Sale –  Maspeth – Two family semi detached home offers two 3 BR, 2 full bath units plus terraces. Full finished basement w/1/2 bath, private driveway & yard.  $1.248M.  Eliot Hill Realty 917-209-5686

• Sold – Forest Hills – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,084-square-foot house at 90-24 70th Drive for $780,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Apple will reopen 100 more U.S. retail stores this week, but most won’t let customers inside.

• Amazon is in advanced talks to buy the self-driving startup company Zoox.

Events
Virtual – Noon – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams joins virtual rally on “Building Back: How a Green New Deal can help New York recover from COVID-19.” Join here.

• Virtual – 1 p.m. – First Lady Chirlane McCray hosts “Bring Your Light: Faith and Mental Health in COVID-19.” Facebook Live.

Virtual – 2:30 p.m. State lawmakers, 32BJ SEIU members demand passage of Healthy Terminals Act. Join here.

Virtual – 3 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders hosts “The Future of Public Education in Southeast Queens after COVID-19.” Facebook Live.

Virtual – 3 p.m. – CEC 30 hosts virtual special meeting. Participate here. Password: 103661.

Virtual – 4:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts phonebank to Get Out the Vote for the 2020 Census. Register here.

Virtual – 5 p.m. – Comptroller Stringer delivers remarks at virtual discussion on impact of COVID-19 on Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities with Assemblywoman Nily Rozic. Join here.

Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Old Astoria Neighborhood Association hosts May online meeting. Facebook Live.

Virtual – 8:30 p.m. – The Office Trivia: Live Online.

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May 27th, 2020 at 10:11 am

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Morning Buzz: WHO pauses use of hydroxychloroquine in global study; AOC takes coronavirus antibody test

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Tuesday, May 26
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 75 degrees.

Top Stories
• The World Health Organization is pausing the use of hydroxychloroquine in its global study of COVID-19 treatments amid a review of safety data.

• New data shows the suicide rate in NY prisons last year rose to its highest level in a decade.

• Tensions between the US and China have reached a new peak, as the fallout continues from the coronavirus pandemic and the coinciding economic crisis.

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Queens News
• Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was tested for coronavirus antibodies over the holiday weekend at a newly-launched testing site in Flushing.

• A Memorial Day food drive in Jackson Heights drew a line of residents that spanned 12 blocks.

• What started as a routine license plate violation in Glendale turned into a sizable drug bust.

Politics
• Governor Cuomo announced that families of frontline workers killed by coronavirus will be entitled to government-backed benefits.

• Trump is threatening to pull the Republican National Convention from North Carolina, as the governor can’t guarantee full attendance will be allowed.

Entertainment
• Mary-Kate Olsen officially filed for divorce from her husband Olivier Sarkozy, as New York courts reopened to new cases.

• The Venice Film Festival will go ahead as planned this fall, says the governor of Veneto, the region where the city of canals is located.

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QEDC Hosts Reboot & Restart: Navigating Entrepreneurship Post Covid-19. May 26th – June 11th. Expert speakers in the areas of Finance, Operations and Marketing provide guidance as small businesses plan their reopening. Each webinar is designed to provide practical information, along with Q&A session.  Click here for schedule.
https://www.queensny.org/reboot/
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Buzzing Back

• In 1971 this song by Don McLean is released. Music lovers assume this song is about the day when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J. P. Richardson were killed in a plane crash, as ‘the day the music died.’

• In 1983 reality star Scott Disick is born in Eastport,NY.  He gained fame on this reality show. 

Opinion
• The Guardian argues masks should be mandatory, as inconsistent messaging about protective gear is leading to violent altercations among strangers.

• The Daily News says the heavy impact of the pandemic on immigrant New Yorkers underscores the need to swiftly pass the Protect Our Courts Act.

In the Blogs
• A police investigation is underway, after a man was found dead the backyard of a North Corona home this weekend.

• Astoria lawmakers are trying to prevent a local supermarket from shutting in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trending in New York
• Amy Cooper
• #WWERaw
• #MONSTAX_FANTASIA
• #jimmyfallonisoverparty
• Jayda

Scoreboard
• The New York Redbulls and NYCFC are returning to the field for voluntary workouts, abiding by MLS safety procedures.

• The NHL is ready to move to Phase 2 of its plan to return to play, and it will soon allow players to train in small groups at team facilities.

• Former Knicks great Patrick Ewing has been released from the hospital after testing positive for coronavirus and is now recovering at home.

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Real Estate
• For Sale – 62-64 Saunders Street, Rego Park - Renovated 1 BR Co-op 2 blocks to transportation. EIK w/ SS appliances, washer/dryer, pet friendly. $319,000  Capri Jet Realty  914-255-7284

• Sold – College Point - A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,184 square foot attached colonial at 927 128th St. for $655,000. Zillow.

Technology
• So far, coronavirus scams have cost Americans nearly $39 million. Here’s how you can protect yourself from pandemic-related fraud.

• Airbnb hosts across the country are planning to sell off their properties due to losses from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Events
• No Events of Note.

 

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Morning Buzz: Decomposing body found in Breezy Point waters, Two men wounded in Jamaica shooting

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 QueensNewstickerHeader_Thursday
Monday, May 25

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Memorial Day.
Meters are not in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 72 degrees.

Top Stories
• The White House has imposed a coronavirus travel ban on Brazil, which is second to the U.S. in confirmed cases.

• Coronavirus hospitalizations and the daily death toll ticked up slightly in New York amid an overall decline.

• New York City has set these Memorial Day rules for the city’s parks and beaches.

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Queens News
• Police pulled two decomposing bodies from the waters, including a man’s body found floating in Breezy Point.

• Two men were wounded in an early morning shooting in Jamaica.

• A Queens veteran played “Taps” to pay tribute to lives lost during the coronavirus pandemic.

Politics
• Black and Latino activists are warning Joe Biden not to choose Amy Klobuchar as his vice president.

• Guardian Angels founder and mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa defied de Blasio’s no-swimming order.

Entertainment
• Zack Snyder revealed his $20 million “Justice League” director’s cut project that will debut in 2021.

• The Pixar short film “Out” features the studio’s first gay main character.

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Rock & Roll Playhouse Ultimate Memorial Day Weekend playlist Bid adieu to spring and say hello to summer with these favorite summertime tunes!
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Buzzing Back

• In 1978, The Who performed a concert filmed for their documentary movie on the band’s history, The Kids Are Alright, which would be Keith Moon’s last performance before his death.

• In 1963, actor Mike Meyers is born in Toronto. He won 4 American Comedy Awards for his performance in this movie franchise.

Opinion
• The Times says the most patriotic thing Americans can do now is meet the challenge posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

• The Daily News details what went wrong that led to the U.S. to have 100,000 COVID-19 deaths.

In the Blogs
• NYC H2O has curated a new exhibit about the Ridgewood Reservoir that can be seen online.

• A Queens lawmaker officiated a socially-distanced wedding for two constituents.

Trending in New York
#InsecureHBO
#90DayFiance
RHOA
#TheMatch
#HistoryMakerV

Scoreboard
• Although Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning won “The Match,” Tom Brady sunk a miracle golf shot, followed by ripping his pants.

• Although New York is allowing team training camps to begin, the Jets and Giants are still sidelined.

• Disney World’s complex in Orlando will likely be the landing spot for the NBA’s return to action this summer.

• Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard responded to his landlord’s lawsuit with a message that ended in, “See you in court pal.”

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Real Estate
• BRP Companies has selected JLL Capital Markets as its partner to finance the construction of the 605-unit Archer Towers in Jamaica.

• For Sale – 94-33 Park Lane, Woodhaven – Move-in ready one family with garage updated from inside and out. New kitchen with granite countertops, SS appliances, beautiful island, new stucco and private parking.  $700,000 Trulia.com  917-420-4420

• Sold – College Point – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,184-square-foot house at 9-27 128th Street for $655,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Sunday morning, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious person inside 37-82 101st Street in Corona. Upon arrival, cops found a man unresponsive and lying on the floor. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing and the medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

Events
Flushing – 11 a.m. – Assemblyman Ron Kim, Flushing small business leaders and nonprofit organizations distribute 60,000 pieces of PPE. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

Virtual – Noon – Northeast Queens to hold virtual Memorial Day observance in lieu of parade. Facebook Live.

 

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