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A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Ozone Park cop shooter sentenced, Man sucker-punched in Ridgewood robbery

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Friday, May 20

Weather
• Friday will be sunny and 77, while Saturday will reach 65 with evening showers. Sunday should be cloudy with a high of 72.

Top Stories
• Egyptian officials said they found debris, parts of the plane and personal belongings from EgyptAir Flight 804 in the Mediterranean.

• San Francisco’s police chief resigned hours after a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black woman.

Metro-North service will return to normal after a fire caused massive delays for commuters.

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Spring Sheep Shearing Sun. May 22nd 11am-4pm Join us on the farm for this annual May event with sheep shearing and wool spinning demos throughout the afternoon. $5 Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
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Queens News
• An Ozone Park man who shot an off-duty cop was sentenced to 66 years to life in prison.

• Two brothers were targeted, and one was sucker-punched, in a knockout robbery in Ridgewood.

• Police are looking for two men who stole more than a dozen boxes of teeth whitening strips in Rego Park.

Politics
• Mayor de Blasio released a list of “agents of the city,” or political consultants, whose emails he says should be kept private.

• A recent poll shows Donald Trump is gaining favor among Republican voters.

Entertainment
• Kesha will perform at the Billboard Music Awards this weekend.

• Take a look inside Lindsay Lohan’s calculated comeback.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Bernie Sanders and his supporters are “berning” down the party and sabotaging Hillary Clinton’s shot in the fall.

• The Post says Mayor de Blasio’s latest promise is for the public to never get answers about his multiple scandals.

In the Blogs
• A top-tier AAU basketball tournament is coming to the Variety Boys and Girls Club this summer.

• Police are looking for a man who mugged two people in the 104th Precinct.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (22-18) lost the rubber match against the Nationals, 9-1.

• The Yankees (18-22) started off their series in Oakland with a 4-1 win against the A’s.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets begin a weekend series at home against the Brewers at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees remain out west and face the A’s at 9:35 p.m.
Saturday
• The Yankees and A’s play game three of their series at 4:05 p.m.
• The Mets and Brewers meet in a 4:10 p.m. matinee.
Sunday
• The Mets and Brewers wrap up their series at Citi Field at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their West Coast swing at 4:05 p.m. in Oakland.

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Street Fair Celebration Sun. May 22nd 11am-5pm A day-long, family-friendly street fair that offers a behind-the-scenes look at film production in New York. Kaufman Astoria Studios backlot, 36th Street btwn 34th & 35th Avenues, Astoria.
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Real Estate
• A new 15-story rental building will soon rise in Queens Plaza.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun. May 22nd 12-2pm – 68-68 76th Street, Middle Village. 2 family, 6 rooms over 5, basement, private yard, located near all. Asking $725,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

OPEN HOUSE – Sun May 22nd 1-3pm – 91-14 88th Street, Woodhaven. Well maintained one family, parquet wood floors, new windows, big closets, enclosed backyard. Asking $449,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Four-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 1,700-square-foot single-family home at 85-74 98th Street in Woodhaven for $525,000.

Eating Out
• Hillside Dosa Hutt, a South Indian restaurant in Glen Oaks, makes this list of Eater’s cheap eats in the city.

• The annual Taste of Sunnyside event is taking place next week. We Heart Astoria is giving away free tickets.

Restaurant ABC’s – College Point
Grade A – Planet Wings, 132-07 14th Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees
Grade B – The Buffet, 20-07 127th St. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Food not protected from possible contamination
Grade Pending – Con Sabor, 15-20 College Point Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food not held below 41 degrees

Events
Various LocationsQueens Beer Week

Elmhurst - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Job Fair to fill position at new Target in Forest Hills. Queens Place Target, 88-01 Queens Blvd.

• Ridgewood – Noon – Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan calls on legislators to support legislation supporting farmworkers. Ridgewood Democratic Club, 6070 Putnam Ave.

• Sunnyside – 12 to 3 p.m. – Pop-Up Library. Bliss Plaza, Queens Blvd. & 46th St.

• Hollis - 1:40 p.m. – First Lady Chirlane McCray delivers remarks at Weekend of Faith for Mental Health. Masjid ‘Eesa Ibn Maryam, 90-20 191st St.

• Fresh Meadows - 1:45 p.m. – Deputy Mayor Richard Buery and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic visit pre-k program on last day of applications. Jack’n Jill School II, 68-05 Fresh Meadow Lane

• Astoria – 2 p.m. – Storytime and rally for funding. Queens Library, 21-45 31st St.

• Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Councilman Dan Garodnick tour Sunnyside Shines commercial district. Various locations

• Bayside – 2 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella presents resolution honoring veteran David Cano. Avella’s District Office, 38-50 Bell Blvd., Suite C

Ozone Park – 7:30 p.m. – The Music Man Jr. St. Mary Gate of Heaven Academy, 104-06 101st Ave.

• Howard Beach - 7:45 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James delivers remarks at Local 891 International Union of Operational Firefighters 88th annual Dinner Dance. Russo’s on the Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd.

Jamaica – Dusk – The Good Dinosaur. Edward Byrne Park, North Conduit Ave. between 130th Pl. & 134th St.

Saturday
Various Locations - Queens Beer Week
• Jackson Heights – 8 a.m. – Legislative Meeting with Councilman Barry Grodenchik. Queens Chamber of Commerce, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Suite 140
Elmhurst – 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Sacred Site Open House. First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, Queens Blvd. & 54th Ave.
Flushing - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Jurassic Playground.  Free Dino-Mite Family Event!  64th Ave. & Grand Central Parkway
Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family Fun Day.  Free!  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Jackson Heights – Noon – Councilman Dnaiel Dromm hosts co-naming ceremony. Diversity Plaza, 73rd St. & 37th Rd.
• Ozone Park – Noon to 2 p.m. – Woodhaven/Cross Bay Boulevard Select Bus Service Open House. PS 65, 103-22 99th St.
• Rockaway Beach – Noon to 3 pm. – Grand Opening Celebration. Nurture U Wellness Center, 165 Beach 116th St.
• South Jamaica - Noon to 4 p.m. – Families and kids volunteer for It’s My Park Day. Baisley Pond Park, Sutphin Blvd. and Rockaway Blvd.
Flushing – 12 to 5 p.m. – Sacred Site Open House. John Bowne House. 37-01 Bowne St.
Astoria – 1:30 to 6 p.m. – International Cultural Festival. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd.
Elmhurst – 2 p.m. – A Tribute to Scott Joplin. St. Michael’s Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd.
Elmhurst – 2 p.m. – Fashion Show. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – Veterans of Foreign Wars Meeting. VFW Post 2813, 47-53 43rd St.
Corona – 2 p.m. – Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations So.
Flushing – Dusk – Raiders of the Lost Ark film. Al Oerter Park & Recreation, 131-40 Fowler Ave.
Richmond Hill – 7:30 p.m. – Sacred Site Open House. Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118th St.
Ozone Park – 7:30 p.m. – The Music Man Jr.  St. Mary’s Gate of Heaven Academy, 104-06 101st Ave.
Corona – 8 p.m. – Neil Berg’s Rock & Roll Decades. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations So.

Sunday
Various LocationsQueens Beer Week
Kew Gardens – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Kew Gardens Flea Market.  LIRR North Parking Lot, 82-60 Austin St.
Douglaston – 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Hop To It! Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
Astoria – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Street Fair Celebration. Kaufman Astoria Studios Backlot, 36th St. between 34th & 35th Avenues
Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Spring Sheep Shearing Festival. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway
• Long Island City – Noon to 5 p.m. – Dog and cat Adoptapalooza adoption event. Keppel Subaru, 42-01 Northern Blvd.
Elmhurst – 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. – Sacred Site Open House.  First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, Queens Blvd. & 54th Ave.
Flushing – 1 p.m. – Puppetry Workshop. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Bayside - 4 p.m. – Oratorio Society of Queens Spring Concert. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.

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May 20th, 2016 at 8:54 am

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Morning Buzz: Brawl on the BQE, Time Warner Cable bought out

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Thursday, May 19

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 68.

Top Stories
• An EgyptAir plane carrying 66 people on a light from Paris to Cairo vanished over the Mediterranean Sea.

• The city issued new guidelines for employers and landlords on the use of transgender pronouns like “ze/hir.” They could be fined as much as $250,000.

Time Warner Cable is disappearing after it was bought out by Midwest-based Charter Communications.

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A Tribute to Scott Joplin Sat. May 21st 2pm You are invited to join us for our FREE BBQ. Special appearance by Vince Giordano & His Night Hawks. St. Michael’s Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd, East Elmhurst 718-278-3240
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Queens News
• Two con men were charged with stealing $25K from homeowners on bogus repair charges.

• A cabbie and truck driver got into a road rage-fueled brawl on the shoulder of the BQE in Woodside.

• An ambulette driver was violently mugged right across the street from Congresswoman Grace Meng’s office in broad daylight.

Politics
• A top aide to Mayor Bill de Blasio knew about he shady Rivington House deal for over a year.

• A new documentary details how the Clintons went from broke when they moved out of the White House to filthy rich today.

Entertainment
• Chumlee of “Pawn Stars” will likely avoid jail time for his arrest on gun and drug charges.

Blake Lively’s booty pic and her comments has some people accusing her of racism.

Opinion
• The Post says the mayor needs to come clean on the LES nursing home deal or face more prosecution.

• The Observer says the problems surrounding airport security and long lines and waits is indicative of everything that is wrong with America.

In the Blogs
• Here’s your 2016 Astoria and LIC summer outdoor movie schedule.

PS/IS 49 in Middle Village is expanding thanks to a new addition.

Trending in New York
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (22-17) lost to the Nationals, 7-1. The Mets wrap up their series with the National at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (17-22) avoided a sweep in the desert, topping Arizona 4-2. The Yankees head to Oakland for a four-game series with the A’s. First pitch is at 10:05 p.m.

• Phil Jackson has named Jeff Hornacek as the new head coach of the Knicks.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark Sat. May 21st Dusk Free Summer Movie! Al Oerter Park & Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Parkwill has paid $56 million for a massive development site in Maspeth along Newtown Creek.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun. May 22nd 2-4pm – 60-65 80th Avenue, Glendale.  Renovated 2 family, 2 bedrooms over 3, party driveway with 2 car parking, brand new kitchen & bath.  Asking $779,000  Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

OPEN HOUSE – Sun. May 22nd 2-4pm – 63-46 84th Street, Middle Village.  Legal 2 used as 1. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, finished basement and 2 car garage.  Asking $1,049,000  Pirillo Realty Inc.  718-418-9500

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 900-square-foot apartment at 132-59 41st Road in Flushing for $565,000.

Style & Fashion
Here’s 15 fabulous accessories to brighten up your spring look.

• The label Saturdays Surf has created an entire summer wardrobe for men that can be packed into one weekender bag.

Events
Various LocationsQueens Beer Week

• College Point - 10 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella calls on city to take extra measure against Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses. College Point Marina, 127th St. & Powell’s Cove Blvd.

• Howard Beach – 5:30 to 7 p.m. – State Senator Joseph Addabbo hosts mobile office hours. Queens Library, 92-06 156th Ave.

Woodhaven – 7 p.m. – Woodhaven Residents Block Association town hall meeting. Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Ave. & Woodhaven Blvd.

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

Queens Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 13 Health Committee Meeting. Board Office, 219-41 Jamaica Ave.

Corona – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 3 Meeting. Queens Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd.

Forest Hills – 8 p.m. – Musica Reginae presents Makoto Nakura. Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave.

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May 20th, 2016 at 8:53 am

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Wednesday, May 18

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
A fire under Metro North tracks in Harlem is causing massive delays for the Wednesday morning commute.

The US Senate passed a bill that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia.

• Legendary county music singer Guy Clark passed away at 74. 

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Fleetwood Macked Wed. May 18th 8pm-12am A Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Bar 360 @ Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica
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Queens News
• Firefighters rescued a 61-year-old woman who was trapped under a tractor-trailer in Rockaway. 

A bus crash in Fresh Meadows left 11 injured on Tuesday.

• An ex-Queens postal worker pleaded guilty to dumping several bags of undelivered mail. 

Politics
• New York lawmakers are pondering a ban on the practicing of declawing cats. 

• Clinton managed a slight victory in Kentucky, while Sanders won Oregon in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary races. 

Entertainment
• Kristen Steward’s new film was booed at the Cannes Film Festival. 

• Reality TV star and former teen-bridge Courtney Stodden and husband Doug Hutchison are apparently having their first child. 

Opinion
The Supreme Court cannot do its job without a full bench, The New York Times says.

Hilary Clinton’s plea that husband Bill will fix the economy is pathetic, The NY Post says.

In the Blogs
A teenager was shot with a BB gun in Kissena Corridor Park during an altercation.

• Police say a woman was robbed in broad daylight on Queens Boulevard.

Trending in New York
#OneLetterOffFoods
#MetroNorth
#bfcedu
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (22-16) shut out the Nationals by a 2-0 final.. They take the Nationals at home again on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (16-22) fell to the Diamondbacks, 5-2. The final game of their three-game set against the Diamondbacks is scheduled for 9:40 p.m.

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Family Fun Day Sat May 21st 11am-2pm Meet & Greet with Foofa! 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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Real Estate
• J Crew’s new Long Island City space was one of the top-10 priciest office leases of April. 

• For Sale – Rego Park – 3 room, 1 bedroom Co-Op.  Wood floors, great location, near train, buses and shopping.  Asking $239,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-897-8700

• For Sale – Rego Park – 1 family brick, 3 bedrooms, oak floors, gas heat, walk to PS 74, garage, yard.  Asking $668,000  Lou Pastorini @ Coldwell Banker Phillips   917-797-7567

• Sold – Rockaway – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo on Beach 124th for $470,000. Zillow.

Money News
• Oil prices reached the highest they’ve been in the past seven months, inching towards $50 a barrel.

• There are 19 CEOs currently receiving company ‘perks’ valued at over $1 million. 

Events
Various locations - Queens Beer Week

Long Island City - 6 p.m. – Chancellor Carmen Fariña attends meeting of the panel for educational policy. Long Island City High School, 14-30 Broadway.

• Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – CB2 Public Hearing on rezoning for 50-25 Barnett Avenue. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.

Jamaica – 8 p.m. – Fleetwood Macked: A Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

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Morning Buzz: Sunnyside woman robbed in broad daylight, Jamaica fire burns three homes

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Tuesday, May 17

Weather
• Cloudy early with showers in the afternoon. High of 66 degrees.

Top Stories
• A car bombing at an outdoor market in Baghdad, Iraq, has killed at least 13 people.

• A 3-year-old girl was fatally hit by a car while walking to school near Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

• U.S. Supreme Court sent a challenge to Obamacare’s contraception mandate back to the lower courts to find a compromise.

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International Cultural Festival Sat May 21st 1:30-6pm A variety of countries demonstrating the music and dance of their cultures! www.centralastoria.nyc Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge & playground.
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Queens News
• A 42-year-old woman was robbed at knifepoint in broad daylight in Sunnyside.

• A massive fire tore through three Jamaica homes early Monday morning.

• The organizers of Governors Ball are bringing a two-day music festival to Citi Field.

Politics
• Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said he’s not going anywhere despite calls for his resignation.

• Former presidential hopeful John Kasich ruled out the possibility of a third-party bid.

Entertainment
• Singer Sinead O’Connor was found safe after an initial suicide scare.

Diddy is reuniting with artists from Bad Boy in a history-making fall tour.

Opinion
• The Times says FBI Director James Comey shouldn’t blame videos for revealing the realities that many African Americans face with police brutality.

• The Post praises President Obama’s commencement address at Rutgers for calling out students’ “intellectual cowardice.”

In the Blogs
• The president of Astoria Houses was honored at the State Capitol in Albany.

• Louis C.K. announced he’s hosting a show at Forest Hills Stadium on July 22.

Trending in New York
#MakeASongWhiter
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#CastleFinale
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#ThermalSoundwaves

Scoreboard
• The Mets open up a three-game series against the Nationals in Flushing. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees were crushed by the Diamondbacks, 12-2. They play Arizona again at 9:40 p.m.

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Musica Reginae presents Makoto Nakura Thurs. May 19th 8pm Makoto Nakura is a musician whose artistry and astonishing virtuosity has been mesmerizing audiences for several decades. $20 Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills.
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Real Estate
• A partnership led by Hyon Paek and Joon Taik Lim acquired the Anchor Inn in Bayside for $14.1 million.

• For Sale – Howard Beach – Updated one bedroom condo, nice windows, updated kitchen & bath.  Asking $259,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Sale - Glendale – 1 family home in excellent condition!  L/R, D/R, EIK, enclosed porch, 3 bedrooms, full bath, 1 car garage & yard.  Asking $595,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• Sold – Rockaway Park – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment at 133 Beach 120th Street for $1,300. Zillow.

Technology
• Google has a new app called Spaces that combines elements of Search, YouTube and Chrome.

• Fitness bands and smart watches are picking up the pace with consumers.

Events
Various locationsQueens Beer Week

LIC – 9:30 a.m. – Airport workers rally outside of JetBlue shareholders meeting. 27-01 Queens Plaza North

Kew Gardens – 9:30 a.m. – Borough Cabinet receives updates on hurricane preparedness and delivery of youth services. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• JFK – 11 a.m. – MS 226 Artwork Unveiling. Terminal 4, Main Floor

LIC - 4 p.m. – The Reunion Guy. LaGuardia Community College, Poolside Cafe, Van Dam St. & Thomson Ave.

• Arverne – 6 p.m. – Woodhaven/Cross Bay Boulevard Select Bus Service Open House. PS 42, 488 Beach 66thSt.

• Jamaica - 6 p.m. – Chancellor Carmen Farina delivers commencement address at St. John’s University School of Education graduate ceremony. Carnesecca Arena, 8000 Utopia Parkway.

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Morning Buzz: Teen stabbed in Jackson Heights park, Fire forces Resorts World evacuation

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Monday, May 16

Weather
• High winds all day with temperatures reaching 68 degrees.

Top Stories
• The search continues for a missing Texas woman who fell overboard off a Carnival Cruise ship. 

• A soccer match in England was cancelled after a suspicious package that turned out to be a fake training bomb was found. 

• At least 29 are dead after five separate attacks in Iraq. 

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2016 Taste of Sunnyside Thurs. May 24th 5:30-8:30pm The 2016 Taste of Sunnyside will take place in a giant tent set up underneath the elevated 7 train. Don’t miss the neighborhood’s most delicious event of the year. Tickets can be purchased here
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Queens News
• An 18-year-old man nearly died after being stabbed in Jackson Heights’ Travers Park. 

Resorts World Casino had to be evacuated after a small fire broke out on Sunday.

A Queens man with schizophrenia is missing after he was released from jail.

Politics
President Obama delivered the commencement address at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

• Gov. Cuomo is proposing a bill that would increase HIV testing and treatment in New York. 

Entertainment
The Red Hot Chili Peppers were forced to cancel a show after singer Anthony Kiedis was hospitalized with a mystery stomach ailment.

Weekend Box Office
Captain America: Civil War – $72 million
The Jungle Book – $17 million
Money Monster – $15 million
The Darkness - $5.1 million
Mother’s Day – $3.5 millon

Opinion
The employment prospects for this year’s graduates are less than ideal, the NY Times says.

School choice isn’t going to end the city’s inequality but it’s a good start, the NY Daily News says.

In the Blogs
A Bronx man is the latest to be sentenced in the 2011 murder of Anthony Collao in Woodhaven.

• Youthmarket is coming to Astoria’s Ditmars Park this summer. 

Trending in New York
#WD2016
Jeff Nichols 
#ChangeAConsanantRuinAMovie
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (21-16) fell to the Rockies by a 4-3 final.

• The Yankees (16-20) topped the White Sox by a 7-5 final. They travel to Arizona on Monday to take on the Diamondbacks with first pitch set for 9:40 p.m.

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Oratorio Society of Queens Annual Spring Concert Sun. May 22nd 4pm The chorus and guest soloists will perform selections of the best of America’s choral musical heritage. $35, $30 & $10 or call 718-279-3006. Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside
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Real Estate
• A 33-story high rise on Purves Street in Long Island City is at two-thirds height.

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Two family brick w/ 3 car garage & private driveway.  Boxed rooms, full finished basement, yard.  Asking $1.1M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-821-5999

• For Rent – Maspeth – Retail space, approx. 500 sq/ft plus basement.  Asking $1,800/month.  Marie Breslin @ O’Kane Realty  917-623-6306

• Sold – Elmhurst – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment on Vietor Avenue for $230,000. Zillow.

Events
Various locationsQueens Beer Week

Woodhaven – 4 to 6:30 p.m. – Woodhaven Memorial Day Tree Decorating.  Oak Ridge, 1 Forest Park Drive

• Long Island City – 7 p.m. – District 30 CEC Meeting. DOE, 28-11 Queens Plaza North, Room 510

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May 18th, 2016 at 7:20 am

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Friday, May 13

Weather
• Showers turn to thunderstorms with a high of 66. Possible storms Saturday afternoon with a high of 71 and cloudy and windy with a high of 60 on Sunday.

Top Stories
• U.S. Department of Education will direct schools to allow students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity.

• The world’s oldest person, a woman from Brooklyn, died at the age of 116.

• Donald Trump’s former butler is being investigated over threats to Barack Obama, including calls for the president to be hung.

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3rd Annual Queens Beer Week May 13th – 22nd Join the Queens brewers and over 70 bars & restaurants offering special brews and tap takeovers not to mention a myriad of special events.
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Queens News
• Three Queens men were charged for an armed robbery at a St. John’s University dorm.

• The city is planning to move forward with Queens Boulevard bike lanes despite some opposition from the local community.

• A Queens postal worker was arrested for throwing out four bags of mail just one month into the job.

Politics
• House Speaker Paul Ryan said he’s “encouraged” after meeting with Donald Trump, but fell short of an endorsement.

• Louis CK’s standup routine at a fundraiser for the mayor last night got vulgar, but largely ignored the pending corruption scandals facing hizzoner.

Entertainment
• Find out more about Kylie Jenner and Tyga’s breakup.

• Azealia Banks’s Twitter account was suspended after using a slur directed at Zayn Malik.

Opinion
• The Daily News calls Donald Trump a coward for giving another excuse not to release his tax returns.

• A Post writer argues why “Never Hillary” trumps “Never Trump.”

In the Blogs
• Here’s what to look forward to at this year’s LIC Springs, which is on Saturday.

Finback Brewery in Glendale celebrated its second anniversary.

Trending in New York
• Friday the 13th
#ColoringBook
#ElderlySciFi
Post Malone
#RealWorldGoBig

Scoreboard
• The Mets (21-13) only mustered three hits in a 5-0 shutout loss to the Dodgers.

• The Yankees (14-19) beat the defending champion Royals 7-3.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees welcome the first-place White Sox to the Bronx for a 7:05 p.m. start.
• The Mets are in Colorado to begin a three-game series with the Rockies. First pitch is at 8:40 p.m.
Saturday
• The Yankees and White Sox play game two of their weekend series at 1:05 p.m.
• The Mets and Rockies meet again at 4:10 p.m.
Sunday
• The Yankees and White Sox finish their three-game set at 1:10 p.m.
• The Mets and Rockies wrap up their series at 4:10 p.m.

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LIC Springs! Sat. May 14th 12-5pm Celebrate LIC and enjoy live music, dance, and theater performances plus much more! Free and open to all ages. Vernon Blvd btwn 50th Ave & 45th Road
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Real Estate
• Governor Cuomo and the Real Estate Board are talking 421-a, but its future is still uncertain.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 14th & Sun May 15th 2-4pm – 60-65 80th Avenue, Glendale.  Renovated 2 family home, 2 bedrooms over 3, party driveway w/ 2 car parking, private yard.  Asking $779,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

OPEN HOUSE – Sat. May 14th 12-3pm – 79-39 77th Road, Glendale.  1 family in excellent condition! Wood floors, enclosed porch, Dining room & EIK, 3 bedrooms, full bath, 1 car garage.  Asking $595,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 8,050-square-foot one-family home at 184-20 Aberdeen Road in Jamaica Estates for $1.2 million.

Eating Out
The future is bright – and oh so delicious – for the Queens International Night Market.

• A new spot in Forest Hills is creating a neighborhood buzz for its takeout and high-quality coffee.

Restaurant ABC’s – Middle Village
Grade A – Steve’s Pizza Place, 82-18 Eliot Ave. – Food contact surface not properly washed
Grade B – Dunkin’ Donuts, 61-22 Fresh Pond Rd. – Sanitized equipment improperly stored
Grade Pending – Tropical Restaurant, 62-27 Fresh Pond Rd. – Tobacco use in kitchen, Food not protected from contamination, Wiping cloths soiled

Events
Various Locations – 3rd Annual Queens Beer Week.

Middle Village – Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and city officials break ground on school addition. PS 49, 63-60 80th St.

Flushing – 11 a.m. – Flushing business community announce new initiative to address trash problem. Prince St. and 37th Ave.

Sunnyside – 12 p.m. – Kids Art Workshop. Lowery Plaza, 40th St. and Queens Blvd.

Maspeth – 7 p.m. – H.M.S. Pinafore. Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Ave.

Astoria – 8 p.m. – The Seagull. The Ophelia Theater, 21-12 30th Road

Saturday
Forest Hills – 10 a.m. – Tree & Shrub Planting.  MacDonald Park, 70th Road & Yellowstone Blvd.
• Ridgewood – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – FDNY Open House. EC 291/Ladder 140, 56-07 Metropolitan Ave.
Forest Hills - 12 p.m. – World BBoy Battle Qualifiers.  Queens Community House, 108-25 62nd Drive
LIC – 12 to 5 p.m. – LIC Springs! Vernon Blvd. between 50th Ave, and 45th Rd.
Glendale – 1 to 3 p.m. – FDNY Open House. EC 286/Ladder 135, 66-44 Myrtle Ave.
Maspeth – 2 and 7 p.m. – H.M.S. Pinafore.  Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Ave.
Corona – 2 and 8 p.m. – Che Malambo. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations So.
Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – Italian Charities Dance. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Astoria – 8 p.m. – The Seagull. The Ophelia Theater, 21-12 30th Rd.

Sunday
Flushing – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Outdoor/Indoor Flea Market. PS 177, 188th St. & 58th Ave.
Maspeth - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Maspeth Kiwanis Flea Market. Maspeth Federal Parking Lot, 69th St. & Grand Ave.
Astoria - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Astoria 31st Street Festival. 31st St. from Ditmars Blvd. to 21st Ave.
• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic hosts rain barrel giveaway. Israel Center, 167-11 73rd Ave.
LIC – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – LIC Flea Spring Fling! 5-25 46th Ave.
Ridgewood – 1 to 5 p.m. – GCOP 40th Anniversary Celebration. Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Ave.
Douglaston – 1:30 p.m. – Planting a Rainbow. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
Maspeth – 2 and 7 p.m. – H.M.S. Pinafore. Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Ave.
Forest Hills – 2 p.m. – Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra. Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd.
Flushing – 2 to 4 p.m. – Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
Bayside – 3 p.m. – A Night to Remember: Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash.  Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave.
Flushing – 5 p.m. – Jackie Mason in concert. Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Astoria – 6 p.m. – The Seagull. The Ophelia Theater, 21-12 30th Rd.

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May 13th, 2016 at 8:31 am

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Morning Buzz: Shot fired in St. John’s dorm, de Blasio strong-arming Queens Blvd. bike lane

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Thursday, May 12

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 71.

Top Stories
• George Zimmerman is putting the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin up for auction. Bids are starting at $5,000.

• Now the NYPD is ticketing drivers who park legally, ignoring a relatively new law allowing parking in front of mid-block curb cuts.

• A French teen used Periscope to livestream her suicide after accusing her ex-boyfriend of rape.

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Che Malambo May 14th-15th Percussive dance and music spectacle celebrating the South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho. Tickets & showtimes. Queens Theater, 14 United Nations So., 718-760-0064
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Queens News
• Mayor Bill de Blasio is pushing forward with the extension of a bike lane along Queens Boulevard, even though the local community board doesn’t want it.

• Three people are in custody after a shot was fired in a St. John’s University dorm room.

• Police shot and wounded a man who pointed a gun at them during a traffic stop in Queens Village.

Politics
• Councilman Eric Ulrich is mulling a challenge to Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2017

• A former Brooklyn assemblyman is still using his official plates to get preferential treatment despite leaving office months ago.

Entertainment
• She wasn’t just being paranoid: Ozzy Osbourne was actually hooking up with multiple women before wife Sharon threw him out.

• A French comedian opened the Cannes Film Festival with a Woody Allen rape joke to a stunned star-studded audience.

Opinion
• The Observer says it’s time to end all Albany pensions if disgraced politicians are going to continue to collect the benefit.

• The Post writes that the Port Authority should get tough with the TSA after wait times at local airports skyrocketed.

In the Blogs
The future is bright for the Queens International Night Market.

• The Forest Hills Asian Association is looking for volunteers to help it plant trees and shrubs in MacDonald Park.

Trending in New York
George Zimmerman
Brazil’s Senate
#PromIn3Words
#bfcedu
Blazers

Scoreboard
• The Mets (21-12) beat the Dodgers, 4-3, behind two Noah Syndegaard long balls. The Mets wrap up their four-game series with the Dodgers at 10:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (13-19) fell to the Royals, 7-3. The Yanks and K.C. play the final of four in the Bronx. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

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Disney’s Aladdin Thurs. May 12th & Fri May 13th 6pm Join the students of JHS189 for their magical production of Aladdin. Free! Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Real Estate
• As part of a design competition, a firm envisions a submerged aquarium on the LIC waterfront.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat. May 14th 1-3pm – 60-80 56th Street, Ridgewood/Maspeth border. 4 family, 3 apts vacant on title, full finished basement w/ high ceilings, lovely yard.  Asking $1.299M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-821-5999

OPEN HOUSE – Sun. May 15th 1-3pm – 53-74 62 Street, Maspeth.  Charming one family home located in Maspeth Plateau.  A Must See!  Asking $665,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – five-bedroom, two-bath, 1,864-square-foot two-family home at 86-15 125th Street in Richmond Hill for $570,000.

Style & Fashion
• Can’t afford to put Picasso on your wall? How about you put some on your finger instead.

• Upgrade your wardrobe without breaking the bank at these upcoming sample sales.

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

Fresh Meadows – 11 a.m. – Elected officials, DOT and 107th Precinct kick off Vizion Zero education week. Union Turnpike & Utopia Parkway

Bellerose - 11 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella presents $25,000 to Colonial Farmhouse Restoration Society. 73-50 Little Neck Parkway

• Bayside - Noon – Elected and library officials announce funding for upgrades. Queens Library, 18-36 Bell Blvd.

• Glendale – 3 p.m. – Glendale Book Club. Queens Library, 78-60 73rd Pl.

• Forest Hills – 3:30 p.m. – Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz and library CEO Dennis Walcott rally for library funding. Queens Library, 108-19 71st Ave.

Whitestone – 4 p.m. – Walter Strauss Stroke Center Grand Opening. The Grand at Queens, 157-15 19th Ave.

Ozone Park – 4:30 p.m. – PS 65 Second Annual Community Health Fair. 103-22 99th St.

Arverne – 6 p.m. – Councilman Donovan Richards attends NYCHA presentation on proposal for retail hub at Beach Channel Drive and Beach 53rd Street. Ocean Bay Community Center, 57-10 Beach Channel Dr.

• Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and UCCA host town hall. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• Maspeth – 6:30 p.m. – Kiwanis Club Happy Hour Dinner to benefit Tourniquet. $35. O’Neill’s Restaurant, 64-21 53rd Dr.

• Jamaica – 6:30 p.m. – Queens Library Executive Committee Meeting. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

Far Rockaway – 7 p.m. – Councilman Donovan Richards and city officials host open house on $91 million investment in Downtown Far Rockaway, MS 53, 10-45 Nameoke St.

Woodhaven – 7 p.m. – Small Business Forum. Emanuel United Church of Christ, 93-12 91st Ave.

LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Dutch Kills Civic Association Monthly Meeting. Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-37 28th St.

Glendale – CANCELLED – GCOP General Membership Meeting. St. Pancras, Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

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May 12th, 2016 at 8:18 am

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Morning Buzz: Ex-library CEO wants money for legal counsel, NYPD rescues two from Jamaica Bay

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Wednesday, May 11

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 73.

Top Stories
• Four are wounded and two dead after a knife-wielding man went on a rampage at a Massachusetts mall.

• A Staten Island man in prison for killing his wife has joined a dating site in the hopes of snagging a new beau.

• While it didn’t find extraterrestrial life, NASA announced it did find a lot of opportunities with the discovery of 1,284 new planets.

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LIC Flea Spring Fling May 14th & 15th 11am-5pm If you’re looking for a great date place or a great weekend to meet super cool locals then LIC Flea is the place to be! 5-25 46th Avenue, LIC
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Queens News
• Ex-Queens Library CEO Thomas Galante is demanding the library pay for his legal counsel in his countersuit against the library.

• The city broke ground on a new playground in Rochdale Village.

• The NYPD had to rescue two shipwrecked boaters from Jamaica Bay.

Politics
• Governor Andrew Cuomo said he and his staff will cooperate fully with a federal investigation into his administration.

• A hotel-funded anti-Airbnb group is starting to make some progress with officials at City Hall.

Entertainment
Has Justin Bieber completely lost it? His bizarre behavior continued in Boston.

• A prisoner in a “supermax” federal prison in Colorado is the first to file what is sure to be many paternity claims against Prince’s estate.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Daily News argues that attitudes toward LGBT rights haven’t changed at all since the Stonewall riots.

• A Post columnist says the feds crackdown on e-cigarettes will make it harder for people to quit smoking.

In the Blogs
• Ginuwine will headline the “Only in Queens” summer festival scheduled for June 25.

• A Greek media pioneer was honored with a street renaming in Astoria.

Trending in New York
#MakeAQuoteDirty
#Cannes2016
#EntMEWomen
Mills
Azealia Banks

Scoreboard
• The Mets lost 3-2 to the Dodgers thanks to a walk-off homer. The Mets and Dodgers meet again tonight in L.A. at 10:10 p.m.

• The Yankees topped K.C. for the second straight game by a score of 10-7. The Royals and Yankees hook up in the Bronx at 7:05 p.m.

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Nikki Torres & The Rhythm Machine Wed. May 11th 8pm-12am A Tribute to Gloria Estefan. Bar 360 @ Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica
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Real Estate
• Here’s what $1,500 per month in rent will get you in Jackson Heights compared with other parts of the city.

• For Rent – Kew Gardens – Large Tudor house with ample living area.  6 bedrooms, 3.5 bath, two car garage.  Asking $5,000/month  Madeleine Realty of Queens  718-520-0303

• For Sale – Rego Park - Great studio co-op in the Alderton!  Modern efficiency kitchen, living/dining/sleeping area, full bath, 3 large closets!  Asking $139,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 975-square-foot apartment at 108-10 65th Avenue in Forest Hills for $230,000.

Money News
• A Chinese company you’ve never heard of just raised $1.2 billion from investors – here’s why.

Jeff Bezos is going after YouTube, unveiling a video streaming service on Amazon’s site.

Events
Flushing - 9:30 a.m. – Low-Impact Body Fitness. Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd.

LIC - 2:30 and 7 p.m. – The Sensuality Party. LaGuardia Community College C-Bldg, 29-10 Thomson Ave.

South Hollis – 4:30 p.m. – Councilman I. Daneek Miller and library CEO Dennis Walcott hold rally to call on city to invest in libraries. Queens Library, 204-01 Hollis Ave.

Broad Channel - 7 p.m. – Military Tribute Honoring Veterans. American Legion Post 1404, 209 Crossbay Blvd.

Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Meeting. Christ the King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

Long Island City – 7:30 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks at LIC Arts Open Garden Party. 21-40 45th Ave.

Queens Village – 7:30 p.m. – CB13 Economic Development Committee Meeting. Board Office, 219-41 Jamaica Ave.

Bayside – 8:15 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James speaks at Bay Terrace Co-op’s annual shareholders meeting. Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 130-00 209th St.

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May 11th, 2016 at 8:42 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by United Sports Performance

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Tuesday, May 10

Weather
• Cloudy with a slight chance of rain. High of 62 degrees.

Top Stories
• At least four people were hurt after a crash involving a taxi cab, a Con Edison van and a food cart near Lincoln Center.

• The Justice Department and North Carolina sued each other over the controversial LGBT bathroom bill.

• The Philippines elected a new president who says he will rewrite the country’s constitution and change the system of government.

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Jackie Mason Sun. May 15th 5-7pm Jackie Mason deftly blends self-deprecating humility with abrasive arrogance. $25-$75 Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing 718-793-8080 www.kupferbergcenter.org
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Queens News
• The man who killed a 14-year-old girl with a stray bullet on a city bus was convicted of murder and weapons possession.

• Police say a woman kicked and punched a man aboard a G train after he asked her to move her feet off the seat.

• Astoria residents weighed in on the BQX streetcar proposal.

Politics
• Mayor Bill de Blasio’s political nonprofit groups faced little government scrutiny despite controversy.

• Donald Trump has already selected Governor Chris Christie to head his White House transition team should he win the presidency.

Entertainment
• It’s a girl! Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling welcome their second child, Amada Lee Gosling, to the world.

Actress Brie Larson is now engaged to singer Alex Greenwald.

Opinion
• Errol Louis writes in the Daily News that Donald Trump will have a hard time in November because he alienated Latino voters.

• The Post says there’s fresh evidence the mayor broke the Conflict of Interest law.

In the Blogs
• A Greek media pioneer, Demetris Kastanas, was honored with a street co-naming in Astoria.

15,000 bees were transported to the 104th Precinct.

Trending in New York
Steph Curry
Munch
#bfc530
#MomSongs
#LIKEIWOULD

Scoreboard
• The Mets (20-11) kicked off a four-game series against the Dodgers with a 4-2 victory. They play again tonight with first pitch at 10:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (12-18) beat the defending champion Royals, 6-3, to start a four-game series. They play the second game in the Bronx at 7:05 p.m.

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A Night to Remember: Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash. Sun. May 15th 3pm Fun-filled tribute concert brings you back in time for one unforgettable, musical night. $29-$35 or call 718-631-6311 Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside
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Real Estate
• These are the 10 biggest brokerage brands in Queens by agent count.

• For Sale – 156-21 96th Street, Howard Beach.  1 family, 2 units.  4 bedrooms, 2 bath on nice, tree-lined block.  Asking $539,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Rent – Briarwood - 1 bedroom, top floor apt.  Gas included, garage space available.  Asking $1,495/month.  Madeleine Realty of Queens  718-520-0303

• Sold – Jamaica – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,024-square foot house at 154-08 119th Avenue for $375,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Meet Viv, the next-generation artificial intelligence assistant from the creators of Siri.

• Here’s everything we know so far about the iPhone 7.

Events
Flushing – 10 a.m. – Officials celebrate 76 adults earning their high school diplomas. Queens Library, 41-17 Main St.

Jamaica – 10 a.m. – Officials break ground on new school playground. M.S. 72, 133-25 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

Glendale – 10:45 a.m. – Ambassador of Singapore to the United Nations visits students. P.S./I.S. 13, 78-23 87th St.

Flushing – 11 a.m. – Preview of Ba Ban Chinese Music Society of New York: Along the Yangtze River. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

LIC – 3:30 p.m. – Trane: HVAC Technician Career Fair. 45-18 Court Square, Suite 100

Astoria – 6 p.m – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer attends Spring Benefit. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd.

Elmhurst – Councilman Daniel Dromm and advocates rally ahead of Community Board 4 vote on Queens Boulevard Safety Project. Sushi Island, 87-18 Queens Blvd.

Queens Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 13 Youth and Education Committee meeting. 219-41 Jamaica Ave.

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May 10th, 2016 at 3:28 pm

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Morning Buzz: Priest struck by stray bullet from drive-by shooting, Queens man killed by two hit-and-run drivers

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Monday, May 9

Weather
• Sun throughout the afternoon gives way to clouds later in the day with a high of 72 degrees.

Top Stories
• Officials believe the wildfire that destroyed a city in Alberta, Canada may last for months.

• North Korean Leader Kim Jung Un promised only to use nuclear weapons if the nation’s sovereignty was threatened. 

• A teenager girl in Pennsylvania was kicked out of her prom for wearing a tuxedo instead of a dress. 

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2016 Best of Astoria Bash! Mon. May 9th 7-9pm Celebrating the best of Astoria’s restaurants, shops, cultural institutions and other place you love. $55 includes food, drink and entertainment. The Pomery, 36-12 Ditmars Blvd.
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Queens News
A Bronx priest was struck by a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting in South Ozone Park.

• A Queens man is in critical condition after being jumped by a group of men in Jackson Heights. 

Two different vehicles struck and killed a man in South Ozone Park.

Politics
Donald Trump said he won’t rule out removing Paul Ryan as the chairman of the Republican National Convention.

• Former DNC Chair Ed Rendell says that Sanders backers need to behave at the Democratic National Convention this summer. 

Entertainment
• Blac Chyna, the mother of Kylie Jenner’s boyfriend’s child, is now having a child with her brother Rob Kardashian. 

Weekend Box Office
 Captain America: Civil War – $181 million
• The Jungle Book (2016) – $21 million
• Mother’s Day – $9 million
• The Huntsman: Winter’s War – $3.5 million
• Keanu – $3 million

Opinion
• de Blasio urging New Yorkers to boycott Chik-Fil-A in favor of special interests is a ‘Clucking Travesty,’ Steve Cuozzo writes in the NY Post.

Labels like ‘Felon’ unnecessarily hurt people for life, the NY Times says.

In the Blogs
• The City is hosting a public meeting in Astoria tonight on the Brooklyn-Queens connector. 

• One of Sen. Gianaris’ staffers is caught up in the de Blasio campaign finance scandal. 

Trending in New York
 Arthur Buckel
Mother’s Day
#TheGoodWife
#GameofThrones
#DearMama

Scoreboard
• The Mets (19-11) topped the Padres, 4-3. They travel to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers on Monday night, with first pitch set for 10:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (11-18) loss to the Red Sox, 5-1. They host the defending champion Royals for the start of a three-game homestand at 7:05 p.m.

• The Islanders playoff run ended with a 4-0 shutout at the hands of the Lightning.

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Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas Sun. May 15th 2-4pm The highly acclaimed Quintet of the Americas returns with “A Celebration of Nature”. Free with Admission, Seating is limited – first come, first served. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• A five-story, mixed-use development is coming to Atlantic Avenue in Richmond Hill.

• For Sale – 89-28 85th Street, Woodhaven.  4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, located on nice tree-lined block.  Close to Forest Park.  Asking $760,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Rent – Woodside – 1 bedroom apt on 2nd floor of private house.  Easy access to major highways. Near the Q47, Q66 and M/R trains.  Includes heat, water and cooking gas.  Asking $1,600/month  Landmark International Real Estate  718-898-8300

• Sold – Fresh Meadows – A six-bedroom, three-bathroom home on 77th Avenue for $880,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Two men stole a cab in St. Albans on Saturday at gunpoint. Police say that the driver gave two men a ride at around 2:50 a.m., and when they reached the destination, they took his wallet and drove off in the cab.

• A 49-year-old man was was shot in the arm by an unknown suspect driving past in a vehicle. The incident occurred Sunday at 12:08 a.m. near 134th Street and Rockaway Boulevard.

Events
• Jamaica - 10:30 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz and other officials tour automotive program at Thomas Edison High School. Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School, 165-65 84th Avenue

• Corona - 6 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz holds training and orientation for new board members. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

• Corona – 6:30 p.m. – District 30 CEC Meeting. PS 92, 99-01 34th Ave.

Astoria – 7 to 9 p.m. – 2016 Best of Astoria Bash!  The Pomeroy, 36-12 Ditmars Blvd.

Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Public Hearing & Regular Meeting. Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union Street

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May 10th, 2016 at 3:27 pm

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