MORNING BUZZ (8/27): A Springfield Gardens man was arrested by US marshals, CB5 to vote on school support at Glendale shelter site

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Wednesday, August 27

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 88.

Top Stories
• A 33-year-old U.S. man suspected of fighting with Syrian militants was killed in battle yesterday.

• More than 25 percent of police misconduct cases have gone unpunished after William Bratton took over as commissioner this year.

• A NYC cabbie was awarded for keeping a clean driving record after five years and 190,000 miles on the road.

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Queens News

• A Springfield Gardens man wanted for cocaine trafficking was arrested after U.S. marshals swarmed his home late Tuesday night.

• Glendale’s Community Board 5 plans to vote on their support for a school at the site for a proposed homeless shelter.

• Queens politicians introduce a bill to offer rebates to families paying for expensive college admissions tests.

• A 19-year-old Queens man pled guilty to smoking marijuana before a 2012 car crash that killed four of his friends.

Entertainment

• Miley Cyrus’ homeless date at the MTV VMAs has a warrant out or his arrest.

• Burger King announced an $11 billion deal to buy Tim Hortons in an attempt to expand the brand in Canada.

Opinion
• A NY Post contributor blames strategy by the Obama administration for a failed war on terror.

• The New York Times chooses not to endorse in the New York state governors race.

Scoreboard
• Yankees break their five-game winning streak with a 5 – 2 loss against the Tigers. Watch the recap here. New York looks to end Detroit’s three-game streak tonight at 7:08 p.m.

• Juan Lagares’ two-run home run put the Mets ahead for a 3 – 2 win over the Braves.Watch the recap here. They play again tonight at 7:10 p.m.

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Movies on the Green Wed. Aug 27th 7PM – Live music and a movie! This week:Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. The Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave, Glendalewww.shopatlaspark.com

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Real Estate
• Latest news- An 18-room, 6,500-square-foot Malba mansion equipped with a spiral staircase and theater was recently sold for $2.5 million.

• For sale – Elmhurst – Nine-bedroom, three-bath, 3,310-square-foot, three-family home. Asking $769,900.
Crifasi Real Estate
• For sale – Rosedale – Three-bedroom, two-bath, newly renovated, semi-detached duplex. Asking $419,999.
Crifasi Real Estate

• Sold - One-bedroom, 1.5-bath, 1,875-square-foot apartment at 1429 159th Street in Flushing for $124,000.

Health Awareness
• The World Health Organization say e-cigarettes pose threats to public health and call for stiff regulation.

• A recent study shows states with legal medical marijuana report fewer pain medication overdose deaths

Events

• Rego Park - 7 to 8:30 a.m. - BNI Advantages Chapter weekly meeting. Shalimar Diner, 63-68 Austin St.

• Far Rockaway 8:30 a.m. - Day of Resistance March to combat gun violence. Redfern Houses, 1456 Beach Channel Dr.

• Flushing - 1 p.m. - Councilman Peter Koo and Assemblyman Ron Kim host a backpack giveaway. Flushing Main plaza, 37th Avenue and Main Street.

• Flushing - 1:30 p.m. - Community Health Awareness discussion with Lingpin Hung, M.D. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

• Flushing 2 p.m. - Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Senior Center Mid-Summer Dance Party, 45-25 Kissena Blvd.

MORNING BUZZ (8/22): Recently indicted Queens Councilman introduces voting rights for prisoners, phase one completed at Mt. Sinai

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Friday, August 22

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 75.

Top Stories
• Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said raids in Syria is a necessary step to halt the Islamic State in the region.

• Two American missionaries have been released from Emory University Hospital after being diagnosed with Ebola, but are they completely cured?
• Public Advocate Letitia James calls on the NYPD to implement body cameras in the wake of the Staten Island chokehold death.

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Queens News

• Recently indicted Councilman Ruben Wills is the lead sponsor for a new bill that would grant prisoners awaiting trial the right to vote.

• Mount Sinai hospital announced a $700,000 donation from Kaufman Astoria Studios before completing their $125 million steel construction phase.

• A diabetic man at Rikers Island for heroin possession died after being denied treatmentfor two days according to a recent lawsuit.
• A yellow taxi went up in flames on the upper level of the Queensboro Bridge yesterday afternoon.

Entertainment
• Vampire Weekend co-writer Rostam Batmanglij is making his Broadway debut with This is Our Youth at the Cort Theatre.

• Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Joan Baez and Stevie Wonder are among the recipients at the ASCAP awards this year.

Opinion
• The NY Post says the City Council should vote against doling out $42 million taxpayer dollars to pay school bus unions.

• The NY Times suggests a Texas judge now has grounds to reverse a 2013 package of abortion restrictions.

Scoreboard
• Brandon McCarthy thows a 3 – 0 shutout against the Astros yesterday. Watch the recap here. New York heads to Chicago to face the White Sox tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• Mets make their Dodger Stadium debut this season with Jon Niese on the mound tonight at 10:10 p.m. 

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An Evening Ride on the Forest Park Carousel to End Alzheimer’s Fri Aug 22nd6:30PM-8:30PM All proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter. $3 per ride; $10 unlimited rides. Forest Park Carousel , Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Drive.

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Real Estate
• Latest news- Owners of the Forest Hills pub Banter Irish Pub and Kitchen renewed their permits for outdoor seating.

• For sale – Jackson Heights – One-bedroom, one-bath, with granite counters and a full basement. Asking $379,000.
Crifasi Real Estate
• For sale – Bayside – Two-bedroom, two-bath, newly renovated condominium. Asking $645,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• Sold - Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,567-square-foot, single family home at 439 Beach 142nd Street in Far Rockaway for $715,000.

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• NYC-based Cold Beer and Broads offer free downloads of their new single Summer Girl this weekend.

• A small Southern cooking themed restaurant crops up in Prospect Park South.

Restaurant ABC’s 
Grade: A - Woodside - Copper Kettle – Live animals other than a fish tank or service animals present, wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.

Grade: B - Glendale - Taste of Taco/ Yummy China – Hot food not stored above 140 degrees, evidence of live mice or live mice found, personal cleanliness inadequate.

Grade: C - Ozone Park - El Pollo Inka Peru – Hot food items not stored above 140 degrees, evidence of live mice or live mice found, food not protected from potential contamination, facility not vermin proof, improper thawing procedures.

Events• Corona - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Queens County Market Vendors at Corona Greenmarket. Corona Plaza, Roosevelt Ave. & 103rd St.

• Pomonok - 10:30 a.m. - State Senate candidate John Liu unveils a plan for veterans. Korean War Veterans Memorial in Kissena Park.

• Rego Park - 6:30 p.m. - NYC & Company’s Marty Markowitz to serve as maitre d’ to promote dining in Queens. London Lennie’s, 63-88 Woodhaven Blvd.

• South Ozone Park - 9 p.m. - DJ Marley Marl Dance Party to support Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Weekend Events

SATURDAY
• Corona - 10 a.m. to noon - Tennis pros James Blake, Sloane Stephens and Jack Sock meet with fans at the American Express Fresh Courts Challenge. The US Open American Express Fan Experience Fan Court, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

• Woodhaven - 1 p.m. - Solshyne Rock & Roll – Grateful Dead, CSN, Neil Young & other covers. Forest Park Bandshell.

• Hollis - 3 p.m. - Rap legend Kurtis Blow performs at 10th Annual Jump & Ball Tournament. Daniel O’Connell Park, Murdock Ave. between 196th & 197th Streets

• Glendale - 7 p.m. - Free Jazz Concert w/ 2013 Grammy nominee Michael Mossman. Shops at Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Ave.

• Jamaica - 8 p.m. - Legends of Ol’ Skool Concert. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

SUNDAY
•  Bayside - 2 to 5 p.m. - A Walk Through Historic Whitestone. Bayside Historical Society. Meet at 208 Totten Ave.

MORNING BUZZ (8/21): Investigation uncovers motive in father slaying, Astoria woman plagued by harassment & Thursday events

Your 3 minute, NYPA award-winning daily read on the M, 7 or J train at 8 a.m. 20 news items people will be talking about all day.

Thursday, August 21

Weather
• Chance of thunderstorms with a high of 77.

Top Stories
• The killing of reporter James Foley by ISIS is part of a larger terror initiative from the organization.

• An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed three Hamas commanders.

• Hospitalized American Ebola patients are set to be released.

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Rego Center Children’s Summer Entertainment – Sat. Aug 23rd 1PM Lena & The Happy Clam Band. Show will take place in the Galleria and is FREE! Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.

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Queens News

• Investigation uncovers the motive behind a son’s murder of his own father in Jamaica. 

• An Astoria woman says she has endured two years of sexual harassment, but can’t get any help from her local precinct.

• Activists gathered outside Chuch Schumer’s office last week to address airplane noise

Entertainment
• Ariana Grande, Nikki Menage and Jessie J will together kick off the VMA’s with a rendition of Bang Bang.

• Billy Crystal will honor Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards.

Opinion
• amNY suggests a way to bring transparency to Riker’s Island

• In an op-ed for the Queens Ledger, Flushing resident Tyler Cassell argues it’s time for NYC to ban the plastic bag

Scoreboard
• Mets defeated the A’s 8-5 yesterday, and will travel to Los Angeles to face the Dodgerstomorrow at 10:10 p.m.

• Astros beat the Yankees 5-2 last night. The two teams face off again today at 1:05 p.m.

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Movies Under the Stars – Thurs. Aug. 21st 7:30PM Philadelphia  Cunningham Park, Main Park House – 196th Street & Union Turnpike, Flushing. FREE!

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Real Estate
• Latest news- A new mixed-use building in Ridgewood is offering deep discounts to artists.

• For sale - Middle Village - Rare detached three-family on 50×100 lot, private driveway with four garages, great 1031 exchange, vacant at closing. Asking, $798,000.
Lou Pastorini
• For sale – Howard Beach – Six-bedroom, 3.5-bath, semi-detached two family home. Asking $649,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• Sold - Rockaway - A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,567 sq. ft. single-family home at439 Beach 142nd St. for $715,000.

Family/Parenting
• The scholarly journal Science has dedicated a new special issue to parenting.

• There are dangers involved with being an overachieving mother

Events

• Woodhaven - 10 a.m. - Hiring Event for Birch Family Services, which provides aid for the elderly and disabled.   Emanuel Church Hall, 93-20 91st Avenue.

• Forest Hills - 11 a.m. - Comptroller Scott Stringer endorses State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky. MacDonald Park, Across From 106-06 Queens Blvd.

• Richmond Hill 11 a.m. - The NYPD celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 102nd Precinct. Precinct HQ, 87-34 118th St.

Richmond Hill - 1 p.m. - Assemblyman David Weprin discusses hate crime against Sandeep Singh and arrest of his attacker. Weprin’s Office, 111-12 Atlantic Ave.

• Kew Gardens - 4:15 p.m. - Community Board 9 hosts public meeting to discuss pedestrian plaza at Drew, 101st & Liberty avenues. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

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

• Forest Hills - 6 p.m. - Jazz Thursdays. 70th Rd. Between Queens Blvd. & Austin St.

• Flushing - 6 p.m. - Greater Flushing Music (Tony O) & Movie Night (The Lego Movie). Kissena Park Corridor, Main St. & Elder Ave.

• Long Island City 6:30 p.m. - Community District Education Council 30 Meeting. Queens Integrated Service Center, 28-11 Queens Plaza North, 5th Floor

• Howard Beach - 7 p.m. - Bocce Ball Tournament. Charles Park, 98th St. & 165th Ave.

• Howard Beach - 7 p.m. - Arnie Mig Memorial Concert sponsored by State Senator Joseph Addabbo and Brady & Marshak, Esqs. St. Helen’s Father Dooley Hall, 83-15 157th Ave.

MORNING BUZZ (8/20): Aide abuses stroke victim, Son shoots and kills dad

Your 3 minute, NYPA award-winning read at 8 a.m. every day. 20 top news items in 20 words + events of the day.

Wednesday, August 20

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 80.

Top Stories
• An American photojournalist was beheaded in a video released by the militant group ISIS.

• A new City Council bill would give drivers an instant parking ticket through email.

• Hopes fore a peaceful night of protests in Ferguson were dashed after bottles were thrown.

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Free Summer Concert – Wed. Aug 20th 7:30PM Stayin’ Alive….One Night of Bee Gee’s. Don’t forget your lawn chairs! Maspeth Federal Parking Field, 69th Street & Grand Avenue, Maspeth

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Queens News

• A home health aide in Queens was caught on video abusing a stroke victim.

• A Queens man shot and killed his father just as cops were passing by his home.

• CB9 district manager Mary Ann Carey retiring after 30 years on the job.

Entertainment
• Stars are flocking to take the ice-bucket challenge.

• David Letterman gave a heartfelt tribute to Robin Williams.

Opinion
• The New York Post says its time to go after ISIS.

• The Observer says the rise in police shootings is troubling.

Scoreboard
• The New York Yankees fell to the struggling Astros in the Bronx. They host Houston again today at 7:05 p.m.

• The Mets were out in Oakland yesterday, where they lost 6-2. They take on the A’s againtoday at 3:35 p.m.

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Movies on the Green Wed. Aug 20th 7PM – Live music and a movie! This week: Toy Story  The Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave, Glendale www.shopatlaspark.com

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Real Estate
• Latest news - New York City still leads the nation when it comes to all-cash home purchases.

• For sale – Jamaica – Four-bedroom, three-bedroom, two-family home. Asking $525,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• For sale - Middle Village - Rare detached three-family on 50×100 lot, private driveway with four garages, great 1031 exchange, vacant at closing. Asking, $798,000.
Lou Pastorini
• Sold – Six-bedroom, four-bath, 2,000-square-foot home at 21-65 38th Street in Astoria for $1.12 million. 

Health Awareness
• What you need to know about HPV, the virus that has infected Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.
Events

 Oakland Gardens - 10:15 a.m. - Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Assemblyman David Weprin visit with seniors. Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway

• Howard Beach - 11 a.m. - Uniformed Fire Officer Association announced three key endorsements. Russo’s on the Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd.

• Fresh Meadows - 6:30 p.m. - Comptroller Scott Stringer attends the Queens Jewish Community Council summer concert. Cunningham Park, 196th Pl. & Union Turnpike

• Whitestone 7 p.m. - Woman’s Club of Malba presents $100,000 check for new ambulance. Whitestone Volunteer Ambulance Service, 12-15 150th St.

MORNING BUZZ (8/19): 32-year-old killed in Ridgewood hit and run, Four killed in Jamaica drive by

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Tuesday, August 19

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 81.

Top Stories
• Even with National Guard troops on the ground, unrest continues in Ferguson

• ISIS released a video directly threatening to take action against the U.S. if airstrikes continue.

• Following a weekend fraught with gun violence, Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to put more cops on the streets.

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Outdoor Cinema – Wed. Aug. 20th 7PM MICROCOSMOS FREE! Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, LIC FREE!

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Queens News
• A 32-year-old man was killed in a hit and run at the intersection of Fresh Pond Road and Eliot Avenue in Ridgewood yesterday morning.

• Four were wounded in a Jamaica drive by shooting on Sunday morning.

• A Queens dad was accused of savagely beating his 12-year-old daughter with the help of his current wife.

Entertainment
• Don Pardo, whose famous baritone voice made its way into some of NBC’s most popular shows, has died at 96.

• Jackie Chan’s son is being held in China for drug possession.

Opinion
• amNY says the NYPD needs to put its focus on body cams

• The New York Post says LICH supporters need to face the facts. 

Scoreboard
• Mets suffered through a 4-1 loss to the Cubs last night. They will head to Oakland in hopes of better luck against the A’s tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• Yankees will face the Astros at home tonight at 7:05 p.m. after defeating the Rays 4-2 on Sunday.

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Dueling Pianos – Aug. 28th Brought to you by Enchanting Events of NY. Two seating available: 6PM or 8:30PM. 3 course dinner plus glass of wine $59.95. Call to reserve tkts:516-974-1824 Villaggio Restaurante, 150-07 14th Road, Whitestone.

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Real Estate
• Latest News – Locals are rallying around the idea of developing a vacant lot in Jamaica.

• For sale – Jamaica – Four-bedroom, three-bedroom, two-family home. Asking $525,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• For sale - Middle Village - Rare detached three-family on 50×100 lot, private driveway with four garages, great 1031 exchange, vacant at closing. Asking, $798,000.
Lou Pastorini
• Sold - Flushing - A five-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 2,340 sq. ft. detached home at 351 Hollywood Ave. for $1.125 million.

Technology
• Google is on the verge of releasing its new ad-free YouTube Music Key audio streaming service.

• Corvettes now come equipped with valet mode so owners can prove that their valet mishandled their ride rather than simply fuming about it to their friends. 

Events

• Elmhurst - 10 a.m. - Councilman Daniel Dromm, Department of Homeless Services and Queens Center Mall distribute back-to-school backpacks to homeless children. Boulevard Family Center, Queens Blvd. between 51st Ave. & Hillyer St.

• Richmond Hill - 11 a.m. - Grand opening of new clubhouse. The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens, 110-04 Atlantic Ave.

• Flushing - Noon - State Senator Tony AVella unveils his “Made in Queens” six-point economic plan. Cascarinos Brick Oven Pizzeria, 14-60 College  Point Blvd.

• Flushing - 1 p.m. - Councilman Peter Koo attends ribbon-cutting ceremony. Civil Aid Services and Flushing Benefit Center, 40-10 Main St.

• East Elmhurst – 6:30 p.m. - LaGuardia Airport Roundtable Meeting. LaGuardia Marriott Hotel, 102-05 Ditmars Blvd.

• Flushing - 6:30 p.m. - 11th Senate District debate featuring State Senator Tony Avella, Green Party candidate Paul Gilman and Democrat John Liu. Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, Phoenix Ballroom, 135-20 39th Ave.

MORNING BUZZ (8/18): Violence and protests ensue at local hotel, National Guard sent to Ferguson

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Monday, August 18

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 82.
Top Stories
• The National Guard has been sent to Ferguson after violent unrest erupted once again over the shooting of Michael Brown.

• Kurdish fighters, with help from the U.S., have partially regained control of a vital dam that had been overtaken by ISIS.

• The founder of WikiLeaks, who has spent years inside Ecuador’s London embassy avoiding allegations of sexual assault and rape, said he hopes to leave the building soon.

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Atlas Concerts on the Green – Aug. 18th Kid’s show from 6-7PM followed by a Live Concert from 7-9PM. This week Yesterday & Today (Beatles). Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave, Glendale www.shopatlaspark.com
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Queens News
• The Mayor appointed Jukay Hsu, a social entrepreneur and Queens native, to the board of the Queens Public Library.
• Video: Queensbridge residents protested on Friday after a pastor assaulted a worker at the Mayflower Hotel, saying management went back on a deal to hire locally.

• The NYPD is working to solve a 40-year-old Bayside murder of a 17-year-old girl.
Entertainment
• Adding her name to the list of celebrities with weird baby names, Christina Aguilera announced the name of her new baby girl.

• Weekend Box Office

1) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $28.4 million
2) Guardians of the Galaxy – $24.7 million
3) Let’s Be Cops – $17.7 million
4) The Expendables 3 – $16.2 million

Opinion
• One only has to look at the riots in Ferguson to see how, comparatively, the NYPD and Mayor de Blasio handled the Eric Garner case much more professionally, writes a Times contributor.

• With small improvements in state test scores this year, am NY says the City must continue working hard to teach Common Core curricula to students.

Scoreboard
• The Yankees beat the Rays 4-2, giving them one last shot for a push to the playoffs. Watch the recap. The Yanks play the Houston Astros at home tomorrow at 7:05 p.m.

• Shortstop Starlin Castro led the Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the Mets. Watch the recap. The two play again at Citi Field today at 12:10 p.m.

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Movies on the Waterfront – Mon. Aug. 18th 8:30PM Dirty Dancing FREE! Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge & Astoria Pool
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Real Estate
• Latest news – The Queens Botanical Garden will soon see $4 million in improvements.

• For sale – Upper Glendale – Detached one-family near PS 113, three-bedrooms plus walk-up attic, two-car garage, 1/2 bath on first floor. Asking $598,000.
Lou Pastorini
• For sale – Middle Village – Rare detached three-family on 50×100 lot, private driveway with four garages, great 1031 exchange, vacant at closing. Asking, $798,000.
Lou Pastorini

• Sold – Little Neck – A 5-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home with full basement and garage sold for $1.125 million at 351 Hollywood Ave.
Events

• Flushing – 12:35 p.m. – Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino delivers remarks at Korean Community Center, Flushing Senior Center, 42-15 166th St.

• Flushing – 1:30 p.m. – Astorino meets and tours Flushing Chinese Business Association, 4048 Main St.

• Jackson Heights – 3 p.m. – Astorino tours various businesses, Jackson Heights Merchants Association, 37-13 74th St.

• Forest Hills – 4:30 to 9 p.m. – Blood drive at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd.

• Fresh Meadows – 7:30 p.m. – The movie HAIR. Cunningham Park, 196th Street & Union Tpk.

• Astoria – 8:30 p.m. – Watch Dirty Dancing at Astoria Park Great Lawn

MORNING BUZZ (8/15): Malcolm Smith blames racist gentrification for indictment, Police release footage of murder suspect

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Friday, August 15

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 77 degrees.

Top Stories
• Ferguson police are set to name to officer responsible in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

• Al Maliki agrees to step down as Prime Minister of Iraq.

• New York students are scoring better on standardized tests

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Myrtle Avenue Festival – Sun Aug 17th 12-6PM Food vendors, craft vendors, entertainment and more! Fun for the whole family. Myrtle Avenue btwn Fresh Pond Road & Forest Avenue. Call 718-444-6028 for more information.

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Queens News

• State Senator Malcolm Smith believes racist forces of gentrification are behind his indictment. 

• Police have released footage of a man they suspect for murder. 

• Southern Queens residents are pushing for transit improvements

Entertainment
• Robin Williams almost didn’t make Aladdin.

• Someone forgot to remove a plastic water bottle from the background of a Downtown Abby promo shot.

Opinion
• amNY says justice is needed in Ferguson.

• Meanwhile, The New York Times talks about the search for calm in Missouri.

Scoreboard
• Mets lost 4-1 to the Nationals last night, and will face the Cubs at 7:10 p.m. in Flushing.

• Yanks lost 5-3 to the Orioles, and will travel to St. Petersburg to face the Rays tonight at7:10 p.m.

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Astoria Park Shore Fest 2014 – Sun. Aug. 17th 1-6PM Make Shore BoulevART! Join us to paint, play music, dance and much more. FREE! Shore Blvd btwn Astoria Park So & Ditmars Blvd. Astoriaparkalliance.blogspot.com

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Real Estate
• Latest news- A large, waterfront site in Queens has hit the market for $60 million. 

• For sale – Jamaica – Four-bedroom, three-bedroom, two-family home. Asking $525,000.
Crifasi Real Estate
• For sale – Howard Beach – Six-bedroom, 3.5-bath, semi-detached two family home. Asking $649,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• Sold - Two-bedroom, two-bath, 847-square-foot, single-family brick home with a private garage and driveway at 4845 188th St. in Flushing for $635,000.

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• MoMA is digitizing Warhol’s film collection in order to save it.

• Police are inviting street artists to tag up a building slated for destruction.
Restaurant ABC’s 
Grade: A - Astoria - Pizza Palace

Grade: B - Jackson Heights - La Abundancia: Cold food item held above 41F; Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment to keep potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained. 

Grade: C - Elmhurst - Las Delicias Peruanas Restaurant: Cold food item held above 41F; Evidence of mice or live mice present; Live roaches present in food and/or non-food areas; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated flies present; Food not protected from contamination in storage; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use; Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizer solution; Facility not vermin-proof; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.

 

Events

• Flushing - 10 a.m. - Greater NY Social and Health Adult Day Care Center 2nd Anniversary. 132-29 Blossom Ave.

• Astoria - 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Cinema of Patrick Lung Kong. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• Flushing - 11 a.m. - Flushing Chinese Business Association  press conference to introduce “Flushing Map.” 40-48 Main St., Suite 302.

• Long island City - 11:30 a.m. - Urban Upbound protest hiring plan in place for new hotel. Mayflower Hotel, 12th St.Between 38th & 40th Avenues

• Jamaica - Noon to 4 p.m. - Craftsmen Days. King Manor Museum, 150-3 Jamaica Ave.

• Astoria - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Performing Poetry Workshop with Ngoma Hill at Queens Council on the Arts. 37-11 35th Ave.

• Flushing - 7:30 p.m.  – Alex Schirling presents Don Giovanni. Queens College, LeFrak Concert Hall, Reeves Ave.

• LIC - 7:30 p.m. - Irish Movie Night. New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave.

• Jamaica - 8 p.m. - Classic Monster Film Fridays: The Thing. Rufus King Park, 89th Avenue.

• Rockaway - 8 p.m. - Beach Flix. Beach 97th Street waterfront.

Weekend Events

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

• Corona - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Red Cross CPR and First Aid for Toddlers certification. Latin Women in Action, Inc., 103-06 39th Ave.

• Howard Beach 12-3 p.m. - State Senator Joseph Addabbo host annual Veteran’s BBQ. 102nd St. & 160th Ave.

• Rego Park 1 p.m. - Family Fun Day with kid’s singer Dave Jay.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.

• Astoria - 1 p.m. - History Roundtable: First Lady of the United States. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, Fourth floor.

• Rego Park 1 p.m. - Kids Singer Dave Jay. Rego Center’s Galleria, 61-35 Junction Blvd.

• Jackson Heights - 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Chatpati Mela: Celebratiing Food & Arts in the South Asian Community. Pedestrian Plaza, 78th Street between Northern Boulevard and 34th Avenue.

• Corona - 2 p.m. - Gordon Au & The Grand Street Stompers. Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St.

• Ridgewood - 2:30 p.m. - Choban Elektrik. Queens Ridgewood Library Branch, 20-12 Madison St.

• Flushing - 6 to 8 p.m. - Music in the Garden: The Ebony Hillbillies. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

• Woodside - 6 p.m. - Mexican Night. La Adelita, 52-22 Roosevelt Ave.

• East Elmhurst 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. - International Street Fair. Church of the Resurrection, 100-17 32nd Ave.

• Flushing - 7:30 p.m. - Alex Schirling presents Don Giovanni. Queens College, LeFrak Concert Hall, Reeves Ave.

SUNDAY
• Maspeth - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - 16th Annual Summer Slam Car Show & Blood Drive. Maspeth Federal Parking Lot. 69th St. & Grand Ave.

• Maspeth  1-3PM  Come celebrate the 6th Anniversary of Isabella’s. Free giveaways! 55-03 69th Street

• Rockaway - 10 p.m. - Rockspot Edible Plant Bike Tour. Beach 59th St.

• Astoria - 1 to 5 p.m. - Ping Pong in the Park. 19th Street between Astoria Park South and Ditmars Boulevard.

• Astoria - 1 to 6:30 p.m. - Astoria Park Shore Fest. Shore Boulevard between Astoria Park South and Ditmars Boulevard.

MORNING BUZZ (8/14): Tear gas used in Missouri protests, more mosquito aerial spraying

Your 3 minute, NYPA award-winning daily read on the M, 7 or J train at 8 a.m. 20 news items people will be talking about all day.

Thursday, August 14

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 78.

Top Stories
• Despite protests filled with tear gas, rubber bullets and Molotov cocktails, police have still refused to release the name of the officer who shot Michael Brown.

• A donated experimental vaccine for Ebola could take at least a month to reach victims, as an ethics panels must first weigh its safety.

• Mayor de Blasio’s new gun violence prevention program involves hiring former gang members as “violence interrupters.”

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Shakespeare in the Park – Thurs. Aug 14th 7:30PM Cymbeline FREE! Cunningham Park, Main Park House – 196th Street & Union Turnpike, Flushing.

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Queens News

• This week, the city will conduct its second round of aerial spraying in Queens to help prevent West Nile Virus.

• The father who has been accused of beating and starving his 12-year-old daughter has been ordered to stay away from his ex-wife, as well.

• A bicyclist in his 60s was struck and killed by a private ambulance on Parsons Blvd. in Flushing.

Entertainment
• Robin Williams’ children released heartfelt statements on the loss of their father.

• After recently splitting with Chris Martin, her husband of 10 years, Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly dating the co-creator of TV hit show Glee.

Opinion
• The state does not do enough for children when it comes to sexual abuse cases, writes the New York Times.

• The Daily News thinks that the city’s crackdown on bicyclists who don’t follow the rules of the road is “necessary” and “enlightened.”

Scoreboard
• The Orioles had a late, eighth-inning comeback to win 5-3 over the Yankees. Watch the recap. The Yankees will play the Tampa Bay Rays tomorrow at 7:10 p.m.

• The Nationals held off the Mets for a 3-2 victory last night at Citi Field. Watch the recap. The teams play in Queens again tonight at 7:10 p.m.

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Waterfront Concert Series – Thurs. Aug 14th 7:30PM The Regulars A Rock & Roll band who makes the first-pumping, lighter-wave music we all can’t live without.  FREE! Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell’s Gate Bridge & Astoria Poolwww.centralastoria.org

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Real Estate
• Latest news - The New York Times style section did a feature on the “revival” of Ridgewood.

• For Sale - Whitestone - A four-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, detached home for $2.99 million.
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• For Sale - Whitestone - A four-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, detached luxury home for $2.85 million.
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• Sold - Jackson Heights - A one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo sold for $255k at 3520 Leverich St.

Family/Parenting
• Nine global parenting habits that haven’t caught on in the U.S.

• A new app helps news dads figure out how to be… well, dads. 

Events

• Flushing - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Annual Chase Aces tennis tournament for kids in City Parks summer program. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Meridian Road

• Ozone Park - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - State Senator Joseph Addabbo and Birch Family Services host hiring event. Nativity Parish Hall, 101-19 91st.

• Long Island City - 10:30 a.m.  Educational Theater Production & Art Workshop.  Queensbridge, 41-05 Vernon Blvd.

• Kew Gardens 10:30 a.m. - Borough President Melinda Katz, Congressman Grace Meng and Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul join John Liu to support Women’s Equality Agenda. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• College Point 10:45 a.m. - State Senator Tony Avella calls for road and infrastructure improvements. Ulmer St. & 28th Ave.

• Bellerose 10:45 a.m. - Mets Josh Edgin and Eric Campbell hold on-field practice session with YMCA Jr. Mets. Cross Island Y, 238-10 Hillside Ave.

• Long island City - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - City Parks Foundation and IFishNY host fishing skills and awareness program. Gantry Plaza, 4-09 47th Road

• Whitestone - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Police Athletic League’s Queens Borough Celebration Day. Harvey Park, 144th St. & Whitestone Expressway

• Flushing - 1 p.m. - Rep. Grace Meng holds a photo-op at a new Small Business Development Center desk at Flushing branch of Queens Library, 41-14 Main St.

• Forest Hills - 6 p.m. - Jazz Thursdays. 70th Rd. Between Queens Blvd. & Austin St.

• Laurelton - 6 p.m. - Councilman Donovan Richards holds press conference to announce participatory budgeting allocations, St. Luke Resource Center, 133-24 233rd St.

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

• Howard Beach - 6:45 p.m. - Duffy receives the L.T. Detective Joseph Petrosino Association in America Foundation’s Excelsior Award, Russo on the Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd.

• Astoria - 7:30 p.m. - City Comptroller Scott Stringer will attend the Central Astoria LDC Waterfront concert series, Astoria Park Great Lawn.

• Glendale - 8 p.m. - 104COP/GCOP Monthly Meeting. United Talmudical Seminary, 74-10 88th St.

MORNING BUZZ (8/13): A judge denies ousted Queens Library trustees their initial suit, a rock is hurled at a Flushing Commons bank & Wednesday events.

Wednesday, August 13

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms with a high of 84.

Top Stories
• second police-involved shooting was reported in Ferguson, Mo. last night.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo declined an unexpected invitation to meet with Palestinians during his trip to Israel.

• Shootings are down 25 percent in NYC after the NYPD’s summer crime-fighting initiative put desk duty cops on the street.


Free Movie Night – Wed. Aug 13th 8PM “Despicable Me 2” Bring your lawn chair or blanket. Juniper Valley Park Baseball Field, Juniper Blvd. North & 77th Street, Middle Village.   RAINDATE: 8/20


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Queens News

• A judge has rejected six ousted Queens Library trustees’ preliminary injunction to undo their firing by BP Katz.• Construction at a Flushing Commons construction site was stopped after a large rock was hurled through the Woori America Bank window.• A 20-year-old Queens woman has died following a motorcycle accident on the Grand Central Parkway on Tuesday.

• Police are looking for a man who snatched a gold chain from a 50-year-old man in a wheelchair in Flushing.

Entertainment
• Bronx-born Hollywood actress Lauren Bacall passed away yesterday. She was 89.

• A Uniondale man awaits trial in Brooklyn Criminal Court for allegedly stealing $500,000 in prize money from jazz pianist Cecil Taylor.

Opinion
• The NY Post sends praise to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his trip to Israel acknowledging the city stands behind the visit.

• See why the New York Times says it is time for Iraq to usher in a new Prime Minister.

Scoreboard
• Mets were stumped 7 – 1 by Nationals right-hander Doug Fister yesterday. Watch the recap here. Bartolo Colon looks for his 201st win tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• Yankees and Orioles were postponed for rain last night. Michael Pineda is back in rotation for New York at Baltimore tonight at 7:05 p.m.

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Free Outdoor Movie – Wed. Aug 13th 8PM Frozen Don’t forget your lawn chairs! Maspeth Federal Parking Field, 69th Street & Grand Avenue, Maspeth


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Real Estate
• Latest news- Three-bedroom apartment prices are on the rise in Queens as the demand has also seen a steady increase in recent years.

• For sale – Jamaica – Four-bedroom, three-bedroom, two-family home. Asking $525,000.
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• For sale – Howard Beach – Six-bedroom, 3.5-bath, semi-detached two family home. Asking $649,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• Sold - Two-bedroom, two-bath, 847-square-foot, single-family brick home with a private garage and driveway at 4845 188th St. in Flushing for $635,000.

Health Awareness
• The World Health Organization says Ebola patients can be treated with untested drugs.

• A new study shows patients previously treated for irregular heart rhythm during surgery have a higher stroke risk.

Events

• Corona - 5:30 p.m. - Queens County Dental Society hosts annual oral cancer screening. Citifield, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.

• Forest Hills - 5:30 p.m. - NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer meets with his constituents. Forest Hills-71 subway station, Queens Boulevard and 71st Avenue.

• Flushing - 7:30 p.m. - Hip-to-Hop Theater Company presents Two Gentlemen of Verona. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave.

• Long Island City - 7 p.m. - Outdoor Movie: 13 Assassins  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

• Astoria - 7 p.m. - A performance of Italian Nights presented by the Federation of Italian American Organizations. Athens Square Park, 30th Ave. and 30th St.

 

MORNING BUZZ (8/12): Borough President’s website misspells literacy, Library instigates expensive internal investigation

The NYPA award-winning Morning Buzz: 20 top news items, 8 a.m. every day. 3 minutes & you’re a star at the water cooler.

Tuesday, August 12

Weather
• A high of 75 with an 80 percent chance of showers.

Top Stories
• The U.S. is moving 2,500 Marines to Australia in a rebalancing of American global power

• Infected Liberian doctors are set to receive an experimental Ebola treatment.

• A Turkish charity is planning to send an aid convoy to break the Gaza blockade.

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An Evening Ride on the Forest Park Carousel to End Alzheimer’s Fri Aug 22nd6:30PM-8:30PM All proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter. $3 per ride; $10 unlimited rides. Forest Park Carousel , Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Drive.

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Queens News
• Queens BP Melinda Katz’s new website promotes “Children’s Literacye!”

• Rather than dealing with the problems within the Queens Library system, the board has now hired a high-powered former judge to investigate internal leaks.

• Former Queens Democratic district leader and City Council candidate Albert Baldeo was charged Monday for seven counts of obstruction of justice

Entertainment
• Robin Williams died on Sunday of apparent suicide after battling personal demonsfor decades.

• Tracy Morgan continues to struggle with recuperation from accident-related injuries.

Opinion
• Our neighbors to the north wonder if this historical moment is Iraq’s last chance at peace.

• Meanwhile, the New York Times says Iraq needs a new Prime Minister in order to achieve balance. 

Scoreboard
• After finishing out a series against the Phillies with a 5-3 victory, the Mets will move on to the Nationals tonight in a home game at 7:05 p.m.

• The Yanks suffered a humiliating 11-3 defeat against the Orioles yesterday, but they will have a chance at redemption this evening in Baltimore at 7:05 p.m.

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Movies on the Green Wed. Aug 13th  7PM Live music and a movie! This week: The Smurfs  The Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave, Glendale www.shopatlaspark.com

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Real Estate
• Latest News – Renderings for the new 113,092 sq. ft., four-story P.S./I.S. 314 slated to open in Jamaica in the fall of next year have been released. 

• For sale – Broad Channel – Six-family, two-bath, newly renovated multi-family corner home. Asking $529,000.
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• For sale – Bellerose – Three-bedroom, one-bath, single family home. Asking $519,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• Sold - Flushing - A three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,308 sq. ft. single-family home at5215 Leith Pl. for $1.325 million.

Technology
• Google is teaming up with Asian tech giants to construct a $300 million trans-Pacific underwater cable to connect Japan and the U.S.

• Apple suppliers have reportedly begun to build a next gen iPad 

Events

• Ridgewood – 11 a.m. - Congresswoman Grace Meng helps cut the ribbon on new Time Warner Cable Learning Lab. Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, 59-03 Summerfield St.

• Flushing – 1 p.m. - Assemblyman Ron Kim and State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky call for greater oversight of tutoring and “guardian” companies. Kim’s District Office, 136-20 38th Ave.

• Jamaica - 5 p.m. - Governor Andrew Cuomo meets with the media prior to leaving on a trip to Israel. JFK Airport, Terminal 4

• Astoria - 7 p.m. - Queens County Young Democrats holds its annual summer party. Rocky McBridges, 27-01 23rd Ave., Queens.

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