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Morning Buzz: Richmond Hill school leads in positive lead tests, Aigner Chocolates in Forest Hills robbed

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Thursday, August 13

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms increasing throughout the day. High of 84.

Top Stories
• Connecticut issued its first $1,000 fines to two residents for violating the state’s travel advisories.

• A new report says that New York nursing home residents sick with the coronavirus were dumped at local hospitals to die.

• Scientists in California say they have invented a nasal spray, that if taken once a day, could prevent coronavirus transmission.

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Queens News
• Aigner Chocolates on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills was just one of several stores robbed along the retail strip.

• A Richmond Hill elementary school tested positive for lead paint over 1,100 times – including 150 in pre-K classrooom – making it the worst in the city.

• The mayor and schools chancellor toured a school in Far Rockaway as powerful unions are now opposing in-person learning for the fall.

Politics
• Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be given just 60 seconds to deliver a pre-recorded message at the virtual DNC.

• With a new batch of progressive elected officials headed to Albany, some seasoned elected officials offer advice on navigating the state capital.

Entertainment
• Howard Stern once again took to the airwaves to slam President Donald Trump, saying the U.S. is now a third-world country.

• Angelina Jolie is concerned that “something untoward” is afoot in her divorcewith Brad Pitt.

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Queens Drive-In: Tesla  Thurs Aug 13th 7:30-11pm. Nikola Tesla (Ethan Hawke) fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition. Tickets NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St, Corona.
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Buzzing Back

•  In 1965, The Beatles‘ second film, Help!, opens in New York two weeks after its London premiere.

• In 1860, gun slinger Annie Oakley is born in Ohio. She was a talented sharpshooter who was admired by this president.

Opinion
• A columnist for Slate argues calls of the military to remove President Donal Trump from office if he won’t leave are “dangerous and misguided.”

• A contributor to the Queens Examiner writes that New York City needs to reduce fees and fines to help the city’s small businesses recover.

In the Blogs
• A group of residents in Jackson Heights has installed a “community refrigerator,” where people can take and leave food as they like.

• Two more candidates have joined the race to replace Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz in Forest Hills.

Trending in New York
#RHOBH
kyla
#AgentsofSHIELD
Drake Bell
Janelle

Scoreboard
• The Mets topped Washington, 11-6. New York (8-11) wraps up its series with the Nationals today at 1:10 p.m. in  Flushing.

• The Yankees beat Atlanta, 6-3. The Bombers (12-6) are off tonight before starting a home series with Boston.

• The Islanders beat Washington, 4-2, to take a 1-0 series playoff lead. Game two is tomorrow night at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (35-36) take on the Trailblazers at 9 p.m.

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Real Estate
• A judge ruled that eviction proceedings filed pre-COVID can now move forward.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 15th 12-1:45pm – 35-08 93rd Street, Jackson Heights – Two family brick offers 4 BRs, 3 bath, LR, DR, updated kitchen, balcony, private backyard, porch. $1,028,000. Eliot Hill Realty. 917-209-5686

OPEN HOUSE –  Sat Aug 15th 12-2pm. 69-81 Juniper Blvd South, Middle Village – Two-family home offers modern 2 BR unit over a 3 room walk-in apt. Yard, garage. Close to transportation. $958,000. Eliot Hill Realty 917-209-5686

• Sold – Four-bedroom, 1.5-bath, 1,230-square-foot home at 248-11 Van Zandt Street in Little Neck for &818,000.

Style & Fashion
• Rouland Mouret shared a DIY project on Instagram showing how to turn a silk scarf into a halter top.

• Paragon Sports announced that it will stop selling fur after the winter season.

Events
Woodside - 10:30 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer will join homeless advocacy group ACE to announce a deep cleaning of Roosevelt Avenue. 58th St. & Roosevelt Ave.

• Virtual – 7 p.m. – ACP Live Presents: Marcus Yi. Watch here. 

Corona - 7:30 to 11 p.m.  Queens Drive-In: Tesla. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

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August 13th, 2020 at 8:42 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens

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Wednesday, August 12

Weather
• Cloudy early with thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High of 89.

Top Stories
• Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris to be his vice presidential nominee, making her the first Black woman to land on a major party’s ticket.

• Governor Cuomo added Hawaii, South Dakota and the U.S. Virgin Islands to New York’s travel advisory list.

• Nearly 40 more New York City bars had their liquor licenses suspended due to COVID-19 violations.

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Queens News
• A mugger choked two elderly women in the lobbies of Rego Park homes.

• NYPD bodycam footage showed cops tasing a bipolar Queens man in gladiator gear during a fatal arrest.

• Dozens of maskless partiers packed an MTA bus to smoke, drink and smoke hookah.

Politics
Trump blasted Bill de Blasio for doing a “horrible” job and believes New York City is “going bad.”

• The virtual Democratic National Convention will feature high-profile New Yorkers like Cuomo, Schumer, AOC and the Clintons.

Entertainment
“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” is being rebooted as a drama, with Will Smith as an executive producer.

• Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn are reportedly expecting their first child.

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Queens World Wednesday Night Wed Aug 12th 9pm Queens World Film Festival goes virtual with a free series that streams via Facebook. This week: Seed & Spark, a crowdfunding platform which supports indie filmmakers, & work by QWFF alumni who were funded through Seed & Spark. Watch Here.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1970, Janis Joplin performs her final concert at Harvard Stadium to a packed house of 10,000. She would die of a drug overdose less than two months later.

• In 1971, TV actress Yvette Nicole Brown is born in Ohio. In 2015, she landed a role on this CBS comedy starring this actor.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Kamala Harris will make a strong second to Joe Biden on the campaign trail and the White House.

• The Post says people are making a mad rush to leave New York City due to its many problems.

In the Blogs
• A Richmond Hill priest raised $20,000 in a bike ride fundraiser for his church pantry.

• More than 100 people contributed to an annual blood drive in Bay Terrace.

Trending in New York
#DameTime
#BidenHarris2020
Maya Rudolph
#WorldOfDance
#Greenleaf

Scoreboard
• The Mets (7-11) fell short against the Nationals, 2-1. They host the Nats again today at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (9-6) topped the Atlanta Braves, 9-6. They square off again at Yankee Stadium with first pitch at 7:05 p.m.

• The Islanders will visit the Washington Capitals at 3 p.m. to kick off the first game of their playoff push.

• The Nets (35-36) beat the Orlando Magic, 108-96.

• The Giants’ agreement with free agent corner Ross Cockrell fell through.

• The Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences postponed the fall football season.

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Real Estate
• Pi Capital Partners’ Elm West on Queens Boulevard has begun leasing.

• For Sale – 63-31 72nd Street, Middle Village – Updated one family home, one block to Juniper Park. 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, spacious backyard w/ deck, 1 car garage. Close to schools & public transportation.  $879,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100

• Sold – Far Rockaway – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800-square-foot condo at 156 Beach 62nd Street for $330,000. Zillow.

Business News
Canada Goose is cutting production after coronavirus affected their sales.

• Kodak is expecting sales to rebound after taking a hit from COVID.

Events
Ridgewood – 4 p.m. (film starts @ sundown) – Outdoor Film: “I Am Not Your Negro.” Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.

Virtual - 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Active Listening, Presence & Assertive Communication. We can’t control the way others communicate – just how we respond to them. $25.

Virtual - 7p.m. – Louis Armstrong Legacy Virtual Jazz Jam, presented by Flushing Town Hall. Watch here.

Virtual - 9 p.m. – Queens World Wednesday Night. Watch here

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August 12th, 2020 at 8:37 am

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Morning Buzz: Thousands of Queens residents still without power; Thief breaks into Forest Hills chocolate shop

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Tuesday, August 11

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 88 degrees.

Top Stories
• The world has reached the grim milestone of 20 million confirmed coronavirus cases, and global deaths are approaching 750,000.

• President Trump was abruptly removed from a press briefing, after Secret Service shot a suspect outside the White House.

• Mayor De Blasio and the DOE announced more than 700,000 NYC public school students will resume part-time classroom learning next month.

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Queens News
• One week after Isaias, thousands of Queens homes are still without power, making up the majority of ConEd customers in the city experiencing outages.

• A thief broke into Aigner Chocolate Shop in Forest Hills, stealing more than $600 in cash from the register.

• Police arrested a Queens man for stealing from multiple cars in Nassau County over the weekend.

Politics
• A Daily News analysis found that City Council members who voted against this year’s budget got the short end of the stick on funding for their districts.

• Republican and Democratic governors alike called on officials in Washington to resume negotiations on federal aid, questioning Trump’s COVID-19 plans.

Entertainment
• Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” is officially a hit single again 39 years after its release, thanks to a viral video.

• Howard Stern is the latest celebrity to weigh in on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” scandal.

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Outdoor Film: I Am Not Your Negro. Tues Aug 11th & Wed Aug 12th 4pm (film starts at sundown). This documentary explores the history of racism in the United States. Reservations required. $10  Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood
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Buzzing Back

• In 2014 Oscar-winning actor Robin Wiliams dies at 63.

• In 1983 movie actor Chris Hemsworth is born in Australia. He is best known for his starring role in this movie.

Opinion
• The NY Post says Governor Cuomo is snubbing the victims of the fatal nursing-home orders he enacted at the height of the pandemic.

• In op-ed for the NY Times, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi defending the company’s core business model, as a California judge ruled the company must immediately classify its drivers as employees.

In the Blogs
• The City Department of Buildings lifted its vacate order on New World Mall in Flushing.

• More than 300 people marched through Corona demanding that New York’s billionaires pay more taxes.

Trending in New York
• Matz
• Rangers
• Ben Shapiro
DC Comics
• Secret Service

Scoreboard
• METS SCORE. They host a second game against the Nationals at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (34-36) face the Orlando Magic at 1 p.m.

• The Yankees (10-6) take on the Atlanta Braves at 7 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Plans have been filed for a four-story, 26-unit development on Steinway Street.

• For Sale – 58-02 84th Street, Middle Village - Renovated corner property 2 family home on 4 levels, features 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, open layout kitchen w/ SS appliances, semi-finished basement w/ separate entrance. $1.049M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – College Point – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,843 square foot multi family home at 12412 15th Ave. for $733,000. Zillow.

Technology
• SpaceX is planning to build a spaceport resort in Boca Chica, Texas.

• Telemedicine is popular now, but does it have a future after the pandemic?

Events
Kew Gardens - 11:30 a.m. – Queens Officials to Discuss Con Edison’s Response and Recovery Post-Isaias. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Ridgewood - 4 p.m. (film starts @ sundown) – Outdoor Film: I Am Not Your Negro.  Nowadays,  56-06 Cooper Avenue

•.Virtual - 7 p.m. –  Global Mashup #1: Latin Boogaloo Meets Afrobeat.  Watchhere.   Hosted by Flushing Town Hall.

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Live @ The Gantries: The Chivalrous Crickets. Watch here. Hosted by Kupferberg Center for the Arts.

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August 11th, 2020 at 8:57 am

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Morning Buzz: Second suspect arrested in Elmhurst slaying, COVID-19 cases surpass 5 million in the U.S.

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Monday, August 10

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 92 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect.

Top Stories
• Trump’s executive orders on coronavirus relief raised questions and will likely face legal challenges.

• As COVID-19 cases surpass the 5 million mark in the U.S., European leaders are stunned at American’s failure to contain the virus.

• Con Ed is offering reimbursements for customers who lost power for more than 48 hours due to the storm.

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Queens News
• Demonstrators marched in Corona to call on Governor Cuomo to tax billionaires and create an excluded workers fund.

• A second suspect was arrested for the killing of an Elmhurst man in June.

• Police are seeking a man who was caught on video opening fire in Woodside.

Politics
• Jill Biden plans to keep teaching college classes, even if she becomes the next First Lady.

• New York lawmakers will grill election officials at a hearing over the absentee ballot debacle.

Entertainment
• Simon Cowell broke his back in a bad e-bike accident and underwent surgery.

• Zoe Kravitz called out Hulu for its lack of diverse shows after “High Fidelity” was cancelled.

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Live @ The Gantries Online: The Chivalrous Crickets Tues Aug 11th 7pm The Chivalrous Crickets explore the intersection between Appalachian, Old Time, traditional English and Celtic and early European art music. Presented by Kupferberg Center for the Arts. Free – Watch Here.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1977, the Son of Sam killer is arrested.

• In 1979, actress Joanna Garcia is born in Tampa, FL. In 2010, she married this NY Yankees outfielder.

Opinion
• The Post says Letitia James’s lawsuit to dissolve the NRA is a dubious political stunt.

• The Daily News says the needs to get jails, especially the unending violence at Rikers, under control.

In the Blogs
• Check out some photos of the damage created by Tropical Storm Isaias in Forest Hills.

LIC Market is closing its doors, but did not cite a specific reason for its decision.

Trending in New York
#90DayFiance
Janelle
#RHOP
#ProudOfMel
#SharkWeek

Scoreboard
• The Mets (7-9) topped the Miami Marlins, 4-2. They will host the Washington Nationals at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (10-6) fell to the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3. Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is back on the IL with a hamstring injury

• The Nets (34-36) beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 129-120.

• The Giants bring back cornerback Ross Cockrell for help at the depleted position.

• Collin Morikawa, at just 23 years old, won the PGA Championship.

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Real Estate
• Outer-borough developers and brokers believe the Brooklyn and Queens real estate markets will rebound despite the pandemic.

• For Sale – 126-16 83rd Drive #6A, Kew Gardens – 750 s/f co-op offers 1 BR, 1 bath, kitchen with dishwasher. Located close to transportation, shopping, restaurants.  $249,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100 

• Sold – Forest Hills – A seven-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,007-square-foot house at 62-54 102nd Street for $1.41 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Sunday morning, police responded to a 911 call of a man shot at 146-56 183rd Street in Springfield Gardens. Upon arrival, cops were informed that 25-year-old Jonathan Distant was shot in the lower back and was taken by private means to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

• On Sunday morning, police responded to a 911 call of a man shot in front of 10-03 40th Avenue near Queensbridge Houses. Police found 23-year-old Madgey Saleh unconscious lying on the pavement with a wound to the abdomen. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Events
Virtual – 7 p.m. – Queens Virtual Jamaica Independence Day Celebration. Livestream here.

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August 10th, 2020 at 7:51 am

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Morning Buzz: Donovan Richards wins Democratic primary for Queens borough president; City shuts down New World Mall over COVID violations

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Friday, August 7
Weather
• Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High of 79 degrees.

Top Stories
• New York Attorney General Letitia James sued the NRA and four individuals, seeking to dissolve the gun rights advocacy group. The NRA fired back with a lawsuit of its own.

• Funerals and fury have followed this week’s port explosion in Beirut, and doctored photos of the tragedy have already surfaced online.

• The MTA gave riders five days notice for upcoming closures that will cut off all service on the 4, 5 and 6 lines south of Grand Central Terminal.

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Queens News
• City Council Member Donovan Richards was declared the winner of the Democratic primary for Queens borough president.

• The City shut down New World Mall in Flushing, after observing a series of COVID-related violations inside the building.

• A woman who was slashed on the 7 train recorded a video of her attacker.

Politics
• With no deal on a coronavirus relief package in sight, most senators headed home, leaving negotiations up to the White House and party leaders.

• A top Senate Democrat is investigating reported U.S. Postal Service delays, as alarms sound about what they could mean for elections.

Entertainment
• New York City comics are taking to the parks to deliver socially-distanced standup to audiences.

• The Queens Drive-In movie theater opens next week with a premiere of “Tesla” on the grounds of the Hall of Science.
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Mai Tais & Magic with a Pirate!  Fri Aug 7th 6pm Captain Jack Sparerib performs incredible feats of magic, but also tells the worse pirate jokes! An online and highly interactive show with magic and a mixology how to! $12.50
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Buzzing Back

• In 1971 after having half-a-dozen Top 20 hits in the US, The Bee Gees finally scored their first Billboard number one with this song. 

• In 1961 TV actress Maggie Wheeler is born in NYC.  She gained famed for playing
Janice Litman Goralnik, Chandler’s on-and-off girlfriend, on this 1994 hit television series.

Opinion
• In an interview with Slate, former Obama adviser Betsey Stevenson proposes a plan for solving America’s child care crisis.

• The NY Post questions Mayor De Blasio’s ability to quell New York City’s current spike in crime.

In the Blogs
• Park officials cut the ribbon to mark the unveiling of several new smart garbage cans at Hunters Point South Park.

• More than 35,000 Queens homes are still without power after Tropical Storm Isaias knocked down trees and took out wires across the borough.

Trending in New York
• Ross
• #ExaARMY
• Bible
• Santorini Greece
• Thighland

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (9-3) fell to the Phillies, 4 to 5.

• The NCAA is asking the Supreme Court to freeze a lower court ruling that allows colleges to compensate athletes for educated-related expenses.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Nets (32-36) face the Sacramento Kinds at 5 p.m.
• The Yankees head to Tampa Bay to take on the Rays at 6:40 p.m.
• The Mets (5-8) host the Florida Marlins at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders (2-1) play the Florida Panthers at 12 p.m.
Saturday
• The Yankees see a double header against the Rays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
• The Mets play round two against the Marlins at 7 p.m.
• UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik. Main card starts at 9 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets finish their series against the Marlins at 1 p.m.
• The Yankees take on the Rays at 1 p.m.
• The Nets are up against the L.A. Clippers at 9 p.m.
• The Islanders play the Panthers, game time is TBD.

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Real Estate
• Queens neighborhoods Long Island City, Astoria and Forest Hills made their way into the top 50 most expensive NYC ZIP code list, a new survey reveals.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 9th 12-2pm. 45-62 167th Street, Flushing – Modern 1 family brick features 4 BRs, 2.5 updated baths, private backyard w/ rear patio and retractable awning, full size attic, full finished basement. A Must See!  $1.180M. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100  

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 9th 2-4pm – 65-54 79th Place, Middle Village – One family home close to transportation, shopping, PS 49 & Juniper Park. Large LR, FDR, kitchen, 3 BRs, modern bath.  Full basement New windows, spacious backyard.  $649,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – Flushing – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800 square foot apartment at 4335 Union St. for $320,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater NY has compiled a map that shows you where to find good delivery and takeout in Queens.

• A survey conducted by NYC Hospitality Alliance reveals more than 80 percent of city restaurants did not pay full rent in July; nearly 40 percent were not able to pay rent at all.

Restaurant ABC’s – Jackson Heights
Grade A – Eloise, 7557 31st Ave. Food not cooled by an approved method; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – The Queensboro, 8002 Northern Blvd. Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
Grade C – El Puerto De Acapulco, 9316A 37th Ave. Live roaches present; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Proper sanitization not provided for utensil ware washing; Hand wash sign not posted; Facility not vermin proof.

Events
Virtual- 1 to 1:45p.m.- Alley Pond Environmental Center Goes “Animals Alive”. Click here to watch.

Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Council Member I. Daneek Miller holds Black Lives Matter Celebration. Rufus King Park, across from 151-20 Jamaica Ave.

Virtual – 6 p.m. – Mai Tais & Magic with a Pirate!  $12.50 

Saturday
Virtual - 6 p.m. – The Fab Four: Best of 1967 – Livestream.  $15 

Sunday
Virtual - 6:45p.m. – Online Bingo Fundraiser.  In support of NYS First Responders Fund.  Buy tickets here.

 

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August 7th, 2020 at 2:49 pm

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Morning Buzz: sponsored by The Renaissance Charter School 2

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Thursday, August 6

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 85.

Top Stories
• A soldier from Queens stationed at Fort Hood is now the fifth person to die at the Texas military base this year.

• Tens of thousands of people across New York City are still without power after Isaias, with the governor now calling for an investigation into public utlities.

• A woman was arrested for vandalizing the Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower.

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Queens News
• The family of a Florida tourist killed by one punch during an altercation in Long Island City is filing a lawsuit after his killer received no jail time.

• Two people were shot by two gunman dressed in black during a brazen attack near Clemens Triangle in Ridgewood last night.

Residents gathered outside Avenue Diner in Woodhaven as the popular eatery served its last meal, unable to survive the impacts of coronavirus.

Politics
• Deutsche Bank handed over the president’s financial records, and now Attorney General Tish James will make a “national” announcement today.

• David Aronov, a 24-year-old community organizer, hopes to replace Karen Koslowitz in the City Council.

Entertainment
• Here is how those traditional African lullabies found their way into Beyonce’s new visual album Black is King.

• Jay-Z’s Roc Nation plans to open a new school in Brooklyn affiliated with Long Island University.

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Online Speed Friending: Expand Your Social Circle  Thurs Aug 6th 7pm.  Speed friending on Zoom lets you meet new people while chilling at home. You don’t have to go out to meet your future squad — they’re waiting for you online!  $10
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Buzzing Back

• In 1970 SteppenwolfJanis JoplinPaul SimonPoco and Johnny Winter perform at the Concert For Peace at Shea Stadium.

• In 1990, JonBenet Ramsey is born in Atlanta. Her mysterious murder investigation was tabloid fodder for years.

Opinion
• A columnist for Slate argues that conservatives are trying to make Justice John Roberts the bogeyman of the upcoming elections.

• The chair of the Queens Libertarian Party writes in the Queens Ledger that the city and state are making criminals out of good citizens.

In the Blogs
• Larvicides aimed at controlling the mosquito population are being sprayed in marsh areas in central and eastern Queens.

• Douglaston Plaza now has a new pedestrian plaza with seating and outdoordining.

Trending in New York
#BB22
#RevealYourAgeWithoutNumbers
#Thursdaymorning
Zelda
Tish James

Scoreboard
• The Mets topped the Nationals, 3-1. New York (5-8) is off tonight before starting a series with the Marlins.

• The Yankees bested the Phillies, 3-1. The Yankees (9-2) finish up their series with the Phillies tonight in Philadelphia at 6:05 p.m.

• The Nets (32-36) fell to the Celtics, 149-115.

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Real Estate
• Is it a good idea to buy a house in the middle of a pandemic? A local realtorweighs in.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 8th 1-3pm. 63-31 72nd Street, Middle Village – Updated one family home, 3 BRs/1 bath, backyard & deck, 1 car garage. Close to park, school & transportation. $859,000 CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100 

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 8th 12-2pm – 60-25 70th Street, Maspeth – One family, 3 BRs, full bath w/ tub and shower. Finished basement w/ full bath. Central a/c on main & 2nd floor. $755,000 Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – Three-bed, two-bath, 1,263-square-foot single-family home at 107-17 115th Street in South Ozone Park for $670,000.

Style & Fashion
• TikTok influencers are obsessed with these $10 jeans from Walmart.

• Would you pay real money for virtual clothes to make you look more fashionable in your next Instagram post or Zoom meeting?

Events
• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Acting Borough President Sharon Lee joins garden officials to announce the Queens Summer Seeds 2020. Queens Botanical Garden, 42-80 Crommelin St.

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Online Speed Friending: Expand Your Social Circle. $10

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August 6th, 2020 at 9:06 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens

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Wednesday, August 5

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 90 degrees.

Top Stories
• A massive explosion in Beirut killed more than 70 people, injured 3,000 and damaging buildings across the Lebanese capital.

• The New York Board of Elections is appealing a judge’s decision to count absentee ballots without postmarks.

• More than 2.5 million customers lost power in the tri-state area as Tropical Storm Isaias battered the area and downed trees.

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Queens News
• A contractor sitting in his van in Briarwood was crushed to death by a falling tree during Tropical Storm Isaias.

• A Fort Hood soldier from Queens drowned, marking the fourth person from the base who died in recent months.

Two more Queens bars had their liquor licenses suspended after violating COVID-19 regulations.

Politics
• The city’s health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, resigned reportedly in protestover the mayor’s handling of the pandemic.

• Governor Cuomo will lead New York’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention, despite some interest for AOC to lead the group.

Entertainment
• The live-action remake of “Mulan” will premiere on Disney+ instead of in theaters.

• The “Ellen DeGeneres Show” ratings dropped to an all-time low amid backstage drama.

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Queens World Wednesday Night Wed Aug 5th 9pm Queens World Film Festival goes virtual with a free series that streams via Facebook. This week: The Kite Zine, which facilitates creative writing and storytelling workshops for inmates in NYC’s jails, and pieces by young directors, activists, and poets that answer the prompt: What do you want us to know? Watch here.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1978, this novelty tune by Steve Martin peaks at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100, nearly three months after it was featured in a skit on SNL.

• In 1959, pop singer Pete Burns is born in England. In 1984 he had an international #1 hit with this song.

Opinion
• The Times says New York’s governor and mayor need more teamwork and less bickering.

• The Post says the mail-in ballot voting process will be an inevitable nightmare in November.

In the Blogs
• A new medical care office celebrated its grand opening in Ozone Park.

• Leasing has launched at The Strand, a 132-unit, mixed-use development on the Ridgewood and East Williamsburg border.

Trending in New York
Melo
Rangers
#Queens
Hank
Lebanon

Scoreboard
• The Mets (4-8) fell to the Nationals, 5-3. They face the Nationals in Washington again with first pitch at 6:05 p.m.

• The Yankees (8-1) will play a double-header in Philadelphia, the first at 4:05 p.m. and the latter at 7:05 p.m.

• The Nets (32-35) beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 119-116. They take on the Boston Celtics at 9 p.m.

• The Rangers fell to the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1, ending their season.

• The Islanders topped the Florida Panthers, 4-2, to go up 2-0 in their series. They look for the sweep today at noon.

• Mets second baseman Robinson Cano has been placed on the IL with an abductor strain.

Rafael Nadal is skipping the U.S. Open, so he won’t defend his title.

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Real Estate
• Construction is nearing the finish line at Skyline Tower in Long Island City, which will the tallest skyscraper in the outer boroughs.

• For Sale – Middle Village – 54″ deep 2 family home offers a modern, spacious 2 BR unit over a three room walk-in apt, private yard, garage on private drive, close to Juniper Park. Close to all.  $988,000  Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – Queens Village – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,000-square-foot house at 88-50 Francis Lewis Boulevard for $880,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Disney took a $5 billion hit, but the pandemic’s impact was not as bad as some had feared.

• Beyond Meat’s U.S. grocery sales nearly tripled, offsetting restaurant losses.

Events
Astoria – 10 a.m. – State Senator Michael Gianaris, small businesses rally for rent forgiveness amid COVID-19 pandemic. Katch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Ave.

Virtual – 2 to 3:30 p.m. – Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair. Livestream here.

Virtual - 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. – Summer Zoom Art. Pre-Registration Required.

Virtual -  p.m. – Queens World Film Festival. Watch here.

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August 5th, 2020 at 9:19 am

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Morning Buzz: NYC teachers protest school reopening plan; Flushing pharmacist arrested for arson

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Tuesday, August 4

Weather
• Tropical storm conditions are likely, with Isaias expected to bring heavy rains to New York City. High of 80 degrees.

Top Stories
• The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded its warning about hand sanitizers to avoid, with the list now topping 100.

• Declaring the city’s outdoor dining program a success, Mayor de Blasio announced the program will come back next June.

• Teachers brought along visual aids, including handmade coffins and a guillotine, while protesting the city’s school reopening plan.

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Queens News
• A Flushing pharmacist who wrote about his desire to commit a mass shooting was arrested and charged with arson for setting fire to a speed camera.

• An off-duty NYPD cop has been arrested for shoplifting model cars from an Ozone Park Walgreens.

• Three grand juries will convene in Queens next week, as state courts in New York City resume most in-person functions.

Politics
• Democrats are warning Republicans not to fill a possible Supreme Court vacancy this year, threatening future retaliation.

• According to experts, the GOP may be misguided in its argument against the $600 weekly unemployment benefits.

Entertainment
• Taylor Swift set multiple records on the Billboard Streaming Songs chart for women, following the surprise release of her latest album “Folklore.”

• Donna Karan hosted a socially distanced movie night in the Hamptons.

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Q.E.D. Astoria  Thurs – Sun  QED was approved for a temporary outdoor seating license due to COVID-19 and NYC’s Open Restaurant initiative. So we’re dusting off the back patio and hosting some shows! Click here for our calendar of events!  27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria
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Buzzing Back

• In 1966 John Lennon’s comment that The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus Christ” caused a public outcry in the US and led to mass destruction of Beatle records.

• In 1981 Duchess Meghan Markle is born in Los Angeles.  Before marrying Royalty, she was introduced to television by appearing on this TV game show.

Opinion
• USA Today argues Donald Trump’s “911” campaign ad is a slap in the face to seniors.

• The Daily News says New York City’s cultural institutions need a lifeline, and we need to find creative ways to bring them back.

In the Blogs
• We Heart Astoria compiled a list of rumored openings and closings around the neighborhood.

• More than a dozen Queens lawmakers condemned the DOE’s decision to cutThe Bridge Year Program offered to students at Townsend Harris High School.

Trending in New York
• #askkay
• Cardi
• deGrom
• #BelowDeckMed
• #asklogic

Scoreboard
• The Mets (4-7) beat the Atlanta Braves, 7 to 2. The Amazins go on to face the Washington Nationals at 7 p.m.

• The Yankees (8-1) topped the Phillies, 6 to 3. Tonight’s game has been postponed with Tropical Storm Isaias on the way.

• The Rangers (0-2) fell to the Carolina Hurricanes, 1 to 4. The two teams go at it again tonight at 8 p.m.

• The Islanders (1-0) play the Florida Panthers at 12 p.m.

• The Nets (31-35) take on the Milwaukee Bucks at 1:30 p.m.

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Real Estate
• For Sale – 66-83 70th Street, Middle Village - Fully renovated 2 BR Condo in new construction building with elevator.  Kitchen features SS appliances, new cabinets, dishwasher, microwave. Laundry room w/ washer & dryer.  Pet friendly.  $529,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Astoria – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,782 square foot duplex at 2051 33rd St. for $1.33 million. Zillow.

Technology
• Facebook inked a massive lease deal for 730,000 square feet of space in Midtown, Manhattan’s historic Farley Building.

• Backing down from an immediate ban, the Trump says TikTok will be shut down in the U.S. Sept. 15, unless a deal is made with an American company.

Events
Virtual - 7 p.m. – Live @ The Gantries: Fernandito Ferrer. Presented by Kupferberg Center for the Arts. Watch here. 

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August 4th, 2020 at 9:14 am

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