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Morning Buzz: USTA accused of cheating city $300K, Suspect arrested in house party murder

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Friday, August 23

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 81 degrees. Saturday will be sunny and a high of 80. Partly cloudy on Sunday and a high of 76 degrees.

Top Stories
• As global worry over the Amazon fires escalates, the Brazilian government is defiant about its inactions.

• New York City is expanding its program to get the homeless out of the subways and into shelters.

• State test scores are showing improved marks for city students, which the mayor said is due to his pre-k program.

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FMO 2019: Fantastic Flushing! Sat Aug 24th 12-6pm Celebrating the unique food, fashion and music found here, as well as help the small business owners of the neighborhood. St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Ave., Flushing.
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Queens News
• Ahead of the US Open, the comptroller accused the USTA of cheating the city out of $300,000.

• Police arrested a suspect in the murder of a man shot at a Springfield Gardens house party.

• A body found at an Elmhurst hostel was confirmed to be the missing Cipriani chef.

Politics
Jay Inslee has dropped out of the Democratic race for president, while John Hickenlooper will run for Senate in Colorado.

• State Senator Brian Benjamin is considering joining an already-crowded field for city comptroller.

Entertainment
• Taylor Swift insists she will re-record her first five albums in 2020.

• “Ballers” will end after its fifth season on HBO.

Buzzing Back

• In 1989, Pete Rose gets booted from baseball.

• In 1976, actor Scott Caan is born in Los Angeles. He plays “Danno” on this 2010 police action re-make.

Opinion
• The Queens Ledger says Trump’s public charge rule hurts our immigrant communities.

• The Post says New York schools are bombing out again, despite what officials say.

In the Blogs
• Maspeth Federal Savings is awarding $500 to five local teachers.

Klimax 2019 is coming to Resorts World Casino NYC this weekend.

Trending in New York
#Lover
Soon You’ll Get Better
Cornelia Street
Paper Rings
The Man

Scoreboard
• The Mets (67-60) blanked the Cleveland Indians, 2-0.

• The Yankees (83-46) were swept by the Oakland A’s, losing 5-3.

• The Giants beat the Cincinnati Bengals in preseason, 25-23. Daniel Jones impressed once again.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets host the Atlanta Braves at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees visit the Los Angeles Dodgers. First pitch is at 10:10 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets welcome the Braves to Citi Field. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers are in Los Angeles to play the Dodgers at 4:05 p.m.
• The Jets host the New Orleans Saints in a preseason matchup at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets finish their home series against Atlanta at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees cap off their series in Los Angeles at 7:08 p.m.

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German Festival Sun Aug 25th 6:30pm Cooper Beer Garden, 80-00 Cooper Ave., Glendale.
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Real Estate
• Tenants at a Forest Hills building in a J-51 lawsuit have been granted class action status.

OPEN HOUSE –  Sat Aug 24th 1-3pm. 18-05 215th Street, Unit 12D, Bayside - Luxury all service property offers 3 BRs, 2 bath w/ city & bay views in Bay Terrace. Country Club amenities, on-site parking, tennis courts, laundromat, heated pool & playground.  $675,000. Carollo Realty. 718-366-6636 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 25th 12-2pm. 85-13 56th Avenue, Elmhurst - New Listing!  One family semi-detached home on 25×100 lot w/ private driveway.  Close to Queens Blvd.  $888,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Jamaica – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1080-square-foot house at 171-50 107th Avenue for $565,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Some of the best restaurants where you can bring your own drinks include Astoria Seafood and Taste of Samarkand.

• Some of the city’s best Chinese restaurants are in Elmhurst, Flushing and Bayside.

Restaurant ABC’s – Woodside
Grade A – SriPraPhai Thai Restaurant, 64-15 39th Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees.
Grade B – Kabayan Filipino Restaurant, 69-12 Roosevelt Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Station Bar, 39-50 61st St. – Cross-contamination, Evidence of mice, Food not protected from contamination, Food contact surface not properly washed.

Events
Flushing – Noon – Assemblyman Ron Kim, 109th Precinct and HealthFirst partner for 2019 back-to-school giveaway. Kim’s district office, 136-20 38th Ave., Suite 10A.

Astoria – 1 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer announces $3.7 million in new funding for Rainey Park. Vernon Blvd. and 33rd Rd.

Oakland Gardens – 1 to 2 p.m. – Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Drummers.  Alley Pond Park, 76th Ave & Springfield Blvd.

Flushing – 2 p.m. – Assemblyman David Weprin attends American Debate League’s Summer Camp Awards Ceremony. Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Saturday
Woodside – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Woodside on the Move – Weekend Walks.  60th Street btwn Woodside & Roosevelt Avenues
Ridgewood – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Myrtle Avenue Street Fair. Myrtle Ave btwn Fresh Pond Rd. & Forest Ave.
Flushing – Noon to 6 p.m. – FMO 2019: Fantastic Flushing! St. George Church, 135-32 38th Ave.
Springfield Gardens – Noon – Councilwoman Adrienne Adams hosts first annual music and culture fest. 150th Street Park, 150th St. and Rockaway Blvd.
Astoria - 1 p.m. – See It Big! Series: Hamlet. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Glendale – 8 to 11 p.m. – Saturday Live Music Night: TJ Foxx. Cooper Beer Garden, 8000 Cooper Ave.

Sunday
Flushing – 9:30 a.m. – Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day.  Arthur Ashe Stadium, USTA, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Astoria – 1 p.m. – See It Big! Series: Hamlet.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Rockaway Beach - 5 p.m. – Katz Concert Series: Dr. K’s Motown Revue.  O’Donohue Park, Seagirt Blvd btwn B15th & B17th Streets
LIC – 5:30 p.m. – LIC Concert Summer Series: NYC Nights Band. Gantry Plaza Park, 47th Road & Center Blvd.
Glendale - 6:30 p.m. – German Festival. Cooper Beer Garden, 8000 Cooper Ave.

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August 23rd, 2019 at 9:09 am

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Morning Buzz: Cops look into Nydia Velazquez death threats, Woodside chef missing since weekend

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Thursday, August 22

Weather
• Partly cloudy and hot, with a high of 92.

Top Stories
• A dying gangbanger in Brooklyn told officers “F—you” when asked to identify his shooter. He was one of five killed in Queens and Brooklyn in one night.

• The city is relaxing requirements that will make it easier for undocumented residents to enter affordable housing lotteries.

• The NYPD sergeant in the Eric Garner cased pleaded guilty to departmental charges and will lost 20 vacation days.

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Waterfront Concert Series: Lost Soul Found  Thurs Aug 22 7:30pm  R&B sounds of the 60s & 70s. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd.
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Queens News
• Andrea Zamperoni, a Woodside resident and head chef at Cipriani Dolce in Grand Central Terminal, has been missing since last weekend.

• Police are investigating threats by a man who said he was going to kill Ridgewood congresswoman Nydia Velazquez.

• The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce will test a new community currency – Unispheres – at its annual Flushing Night Out event this weekend.

Politics
• Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders released a plan to double union membership during his first term in office if elected.

• An audio snafu turned Mayor Bill de Blasio into a laughingstock as he addressed an Iowa labor group via video yesterday.

Entertainment
• The threat of bubonic plague is curtailing plans for a three-day festival over Labor Day weekend featuring the band Phish.

• Here’s the best television shows and movies you should stream on Netflix before they disappear from the service in September.

Buzzing Back

• In 1950, Althea Gibson becomes the first African-American on the U.S. Tennis tour.

• In 1978, comedian James Corden is born in London. In 2017, he started this series, featuring various celebrities taking a song-filled ride around town.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate says that President Donald Trump’s reckless ploy to buy Greenland was an insult to our allies.

• The Daily News calls out the mayor for his “ridiculous sympathy” for shuttered pizzeria Di Fara while squeezing other small businesses across the city.

In the Blogs
• The 104th Precinct is finally getting some much-needed renovations, but the local councilman is still searching for an entirely new site.

• The Astoria Park Alliance will be holding Summer Social fundraiser at Singlecut Brewery tonight.

Trending in New York
#TaylorSwiftOnGMA
#SignsYoureGettingFired
#ThursdayThoughts
#PrayForTheAmazon
Swifties

Scoreboard
• The Mets topped the Indians, 4-3, in extra innings. New York (66-60) and Cleveland wrap up their series today at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

• The Yankees dropped their second straight to Oakland, 6-4. The Yanks (83-45) finish with the A’s tonight at 9:37 p.m. before heading to L.A. for three with the Dodgers.

• The Giants play their third preseason game tonight at 7 p.m. against the Bengals in Cincinnati.

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Beatles Under the Stars  Thurs Aug 22nd 7pm Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy! The Shops at Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Avenue, Glendale
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Real Estate
• The iconic Pepsi-Cola logo sign in Long Island City will get a JetBlue addition, which will stay in place until October 1.

OPEN HOUSE – Thurs Aug 22nd 6-8pm. 97-09 110th Street, Richmond Hill – One family with 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, porch, yard, semi-finished basement. Owner will listen to offers. $629,000. Pirillo Realty. 718-418-9500

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 24th 12-3pm. 60-60 60th Lane, Maspeth – Large 2 family home – 6 rooms over 5 rooms. Wood floors, full basement, driveway, 2 car garage. Close to all. $949,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 895-square-foot duplex at 68-69 Bell Boulevard in Oakland Gardens for $375,000.

Style & Fashion
• A Post staffer took a scoop-neck leopard-print skintight romper – the summer garment of choice for trendsetters – for a spin around Manhattan.

• Established retailers are debuting their own clothing subscription services to compete with Rent the Runway.

Events
Bayside - 10:30 a.m. – Oh Behave! with The Mannerhausens for kids 5-10 years old. Crocheron Park, 35th Ave. & Cross Island Parkway

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park – 12:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer releases report showing USTA hid millions in revenue. Avenue of the States & United Nations Ave. North

LIC – 6 to 8 p.m. – Live at the Landing: Quantum. LIC Landing, 52-10 Center Blvd.

Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – Evening Cocktail & Craft: Rainforest Terrarium. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

Howard Beach – 7 to 9 p.m. – Arnie Mig Memorial Big Band Concert. St. Helen’s, 157th Ave. & 84th St.

Bayside - 7 to 10 p.m. – Shakespeare in the Park: The Tragedy of King Richard III. Crocheron Park, 35th Ave. & Cross Island Parkway

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Waterfront Concert: Lost Soul Found. Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Blvd.

Glendale – Dusk – Beatles under the Stars. Shops at Atlas, 80-00 Cooper Ave.

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August 22nd, 2019 at 9:14 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by The Platta Law Firm

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Wednesday, August 21

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms and humid with a high of 90 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump is postponing his Denmark trip after their leader called the sale of Greenland “absurd.”

• Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte will step down, blaming a backstabbing deputy for the collapsing government.

• New York’s attorney general sued the Trump administration to block the new public charge rule.

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Annual Honey Harvest Festival Wed Aug 21st 1-3:30pm Don’t miss the annual celebration of all things honeybees! Informative, fun and tasty activities for all ages. $5. Voelker-Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing.
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Queens News
• A Queens man was found shot dead outside his apartment building in Jamaica.

• A man dragged a woman under a train trestle in Jamaica over the weekend and raped her.

• A Rochdale woman was sentenced to 23 years in prison for hacking her aunt to death with a meat clever and raping an underage relative.

Politics
• Trump said Jews who vote Democratic have a “total lack of knowledge” or are disloyal to Israel.

• Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro is the 10th candidate to qualify for the next Democratic debate.

Entertainment
“Matrix 4″ is now in the works with Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Lana Wachowski all returning.

• HBO’s “Succession” has been renewed for a third season.

Buzzing Back

• In 1959, Hawaii becomes the 50th state.

• In 1989, actress Hayden Panettiere is born in Palisades, NY. From 2006-2010, she starred on this NBC science fiction series.

Opinion
• Ross Barkan writes in the Daily News that leaders should call the PBA’s Patrick Lynch on his threat of a police slowdown.

• The Times says Trump has retreated once again on guns.

In the Blogs
• Astoria Park Alliance is hosting its summer social fundraiser Thursday at Singlecut Brewery.

• Hunters Point groups are collecting school supplies for area students.

Trending in New York
#DisloyalToTrump
#SaveSpiderMan
#WednesdayWisdom
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#AmazonRainforest

Scoreboard
• The Mets (65-60) routed the Cleveland Indians, 9-2. They will host the Indians at Citi Field. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (83-44) fell to the Oakland Athletics, 6-2. They face the A’s in Oakland at 10:07 p.m.

• Former Mets Luis Castillo and Octavio Dotel are linked to a drug trafficking ring in the Dominican Republic.

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Movie Night in Maspeth Wed Aug 21st 8pm “Dumbo.” Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th St., Maspeth.
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Real Estate
• Cape Advisors has unveiled new renderings of a sprawling waterfront residential complex in Astoria.

• For Sale – 64-85 83rd Street, Middle Village – Single family brick Tudor features 3BRs, 1.5 bath, large LR, FDR, kitchen w/ breakfast nook, fenced in back porch, 1 car garage.  $788,000. Lou Pastorini. 917-797-7567

• For Sale – 70-18 266th Street, Glen Oaks – Beautiful 3 BR Ranch home on oversized corner 100×104 lot  features LR, dining area, kitchen, 1.5 bath, partially finished basement, enclosed porch, attic and storage space.  $889,888. Carollo Real Estate. 718-747-7747

• Sold – South Ozone Park – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,444-square-foot house at 128-07 Sutter Avenue for $969,000. Zillow.

Business News
• A banking regulator approved an overhaul of the “Volcker Rule,” which restricts risky bank moves.

• Home Depot beat quarterly profit estimates by selling more big-ticket items to high-spending builders and handymen.

Events
Jamaica – 11 a.m. – Mets third baseman Todd Frazier to read aloud to kids during storytime. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

LIC – 11 a.m. – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, New York nonprofits call on Congress to follow priorities established in recently-passed House appropriations bill. Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement, 10-25 41st Ave.

Corona – 11 a.m. – Assemblyman David Weprin, elected officials attend unveiling of Queens tourism kiosk for U.S. Open. Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

Flushing – 1 to 3:30 p.m. – Annual Honey Harvest Festival. Voelker-Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave.

 Corona – 3 p.m. – Closing ceremony for STEM program sponsored by Port Authority, Delta, Skanska and LaGuardia Gateway Partners. Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd.

LIC – 7 p.m. – International Movies: March of the Penguins (France). Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

Maspeth - 8 p.m. – Movie Night in Maspeth: Dumbo. Maspeth Federal Pkg Lot, 56-18 69th St.

Glendale – Dusk – Movies on the Green: The Lego Movie 2. The Shops @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Ave.

Ridgewood – Sunset – Summer Film Series: Giorgio Moroder presents Metropolis. Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.

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August 21st, 2019 at 9:36 am

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Morning Buzz: Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before his death, Vote on your favorite NY state license plate design

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Tuesday, August 20

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 88 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Police Benevolent Association and Mayor Bill de Blasio have shared their differing thoughts on the firing of the officer whose chokehold resulted in the death of Eric Garner.

• Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before his death, leaving behind a $577 million fortune.

• The New York license plate is getting redesigned and residents can vote on their favorite look out of five choices.

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104th Precinct’s 1st Annual Backpack Giveaway Tues Aug 20th 11am-2pm  The 104th Precinct is pleased to give away school supplies to families in need.   104th Precinct,  64-02 Catalpa Avenue, Ridgewood
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Queens News
• Travelers were forced to abandon their vehicles on Monday as traffic at LaGuardia Airport came to a near standstill.

• NYCHA residents and SNAP recipients can head to the Queens Public Library branches for a gift certificate to score a month of free Citi Bike rides.

• An Astoria cleaner helps job hunters look their best.

Politics
• Two Brooklyn state assembly members demanded that the Brooklyn Democratic Party opens up about how money is spent.

• If elected, Democratic presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson said she will create a “Department of Peace.”

Entertainment
• Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx have split after six years together.

• It took three weeks to film the final scene between Jon and Daenerys in “Game of Thrones.”

Buzzing Back

• In 1966 14,000 fans crowded into the Forest Hills Music Festival in Queens, New York to hear The SupremesStevie Wonder and The Temptations.

• In 1974 movie actress Amy Adams is born in Vicenza, Italy.  She has been nominated for several Academy Awards, including her role in this 2013 drama film.

Opinion
• A Queens parent blasted de Blasio in the Post for not making enough effort to provide more classroom space for a Success Academy middle school.

• The Times explores how it got harder to obtain birth control in America.

In the Blogs
• From coffee shops like Astoria Coffee to co-working spaces like WeWork, here is a list of places you can work from home in Astoria.

• Astoria’s retail vacancy rate is low but Steinway Street is still struggling when it comes to vacant storefronts.

Trending in New York
• #BachelorinParadise
• #BelowDeckMed
• Dylan
• Jimmy G
• Harry Styles

Scoreboard
• After a day off, the Yankees (83-43) will face the Oakland Athletics at 10:07 p.m.

• The Mets (64-60) also return to baseball tonight with a game against the Cleveland Indians at 7:10 p.m.

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Evening Cocktail & Crafts: Rainforest Terrarium  Thurs Aug 22nd 6-8pm   Create your own rainforest with miniature tropical plants in a closed glass container while enjoying a tropical cocktail.  Registration Required. $25-$35  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• David Marx is planning to build the tallest towers in Queens, outside of LIC, at a Parsons Blvd. site that he purchased from his own company.

• For Sale – 54-08 64th Street, Maspeth Plateau – Detached one family home in move-in condition features 3 BRs, 1 bath, new hot water heater, updated boiler, granite in kitchen & bath.  Close to shops & transportation.  $799,000. Marie Breslin – O’Kane Realty. 917-623-6306

• For Rent – Bayside – 2 BR, 1 bath apt for rent features LR, DR, kitchen w/ dishwasher.   $2,100/month. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636

• Sold – Jamaica Estates – A four-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom, 4,042-square-foot single-family home located at 180-38 80th Dr. sold for $850,000. Realtor. 

Technology
• A group of app developers have accused Apple of anticompetitive behavior with its privacy changes in iOS 13.

• Several states may launch investigations into big tech companies like Facebook and Google next month.

Events
Oakland Gardens - 10:30 a.m. – CityParks Foundation PuppetMobile: Bessie’s Big Shot.  Alley Pond Park, 76th Avenue & Springfield Blvd.

Broad Channel – 11 a.m. – State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. attends a ribbon-cutting for a $14 million ecological restoration of Sunset Cove. Sunset Cove Salt Marsh, Shad Creek Road and West 22nd Road

Ridgewood – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – 104th Precinct’s Annual Backpack Giveaway.  64-02 Catalpa Avenue

Brookville – 2 p.m. – Councilman Donovan Richards, Community Board 13 and community members attend a ribbon-cutting for renovated tennis courts and picnic areas. Brookville Park, Brookville Boulevard and 144th Avenue

Flushing – 3 p.m. – Assemblymember Ron Kim, the New York City Housing Authority and residents of James A. Bland Houses will join together to celebrate the renovations to the Bland Houses’ Playground and Basketball Court. 40th Road, Between Prince St. and Main St.

LIC – 7 p.m. – Live at the Gantries: Akoko Nante Ensemble.  Gantry Plaza Park, 50th Avenue & East River

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August 20th, 2019 at 10:16 am

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Morning Buzz: “Hollywood Ripper” convicted of murdering women, July was the hottest month on record

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Friday, August 16

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 81 degrees. Saturday will be cloudy and 85 degrees while Sunday will be slightly warmer at 87 degrees with clouds.

Top Stories
• “Hollywood Ripper” Michael Gargiulo was convicted of killing two women, including Ashton Kutcher’s friend, and attempting to kill another woman.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio shared his experience of his father’s suicide in a letter to the NYPD.

• July was the hottest month on record for the planet.

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Family Fun Day: Going to the Dogs Balloon Show  Sat Aug 17th 11am-2pm  Dog (and cat) crafts, bounce house, face painting, balloon twister and more!  Don’t forget your camera!  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd, Rego Park
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Queens News
• A 45-year-old Queens man was part of a group of five charged with stealing over $500,000 in retail goods.

• The bogus doctor who administered a deadly butt injection in Queens has been extradited from England to face charges.

• Flushing leaders celebrated the grand reopening of the $5.8 million Bowne Playground.

Politics
• The pro-Israel group American Israel Public Affairs Committee opposed Israel’s move to bar Democratic Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country. Since then, Israel has allowed Tlaib to enter the country.

• Brooklyn activists and Democratic groups want to hear from Assemblyman Felix Ortiz after one of his aides was arrested for stealing $80,000 in campaign funds.

Entertainment
• “Saturday Night Live” star Aidy Bryant has launched a plus-size fashion line.

• Four women are suing actor Danny Masterson, the Church of Scientology and leader David Miscavige after accusing Masterson of sexual assault.

Buzzing Back

• In 1977 music icon Elvis Presley dies at the age of 42 due to a heart attack, likely brought on by addiction.

• In TV actor Cameron Monaghan is born in Santa Monica, CA. In 2015, he played the role of The Joker on this FOX TV Drama series.

Opinion
• A Daily News columnist recalls her the mud, music and friendship at Woodstock.

• A Times columnist argued that world leaders have ruined the global economy.

In the Blogs
• From Sunday to Tuesday, you can catch a performance about one woman and her love for a vodka bottle in Astoria.

• Starting in September, both Bushwick and Ridgewood will lose multuple B38 bus stops.

Trending in New York
Normani
#BoycottMulan
#ChanceonGMA
Thug
Finally Friday

Scoreboard
• The Jets (1-1) defeated the Atlanta Falcons, 22-10, in a preseason matchup.

• The Mets (62-59) beat out the Atlanta Braves, 10-8.

• The Yankees (81-42) were sorely crushed by the Cleveland Indians, 19-5.

• Brett Yormark will step down as CEO of the Brooklyn Nets after more than a decade.

• Nascar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family survived a fiery plane crash.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets take on the Kansas City Royals at 8:15 p.m.
•The Yankees and the Indians play at 7:05 p.m.
• The Giants and the Chicago Bears compete in a preseason game at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets and the Royals face off at 7:15 p.m.
• The Yankees and Indians game starts at 1:05 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets end their series with the Royals at 2:15 p.m.
• The Yankees end their series with the Indians at 1:05 p.m.

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Katz Concert Series Summer 2019  Sun Aug 18th 5pm  The Bartlett Contemporaries – Queens funk from BeBop to Hip Hop! Cambria Heights Playground, Francis Lewis Blvd & 121st Avenue, Cambria Heights
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Real Estate
• MDG Real Estate’s David Marx is building on a Queens site he bought from his own company.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 18th 1-3pm. 84-44 116th Street, Kew Gardens - Detached home offers 4 BRs, 1.5 bath, separate 1 car garage, basement w/ laundry.  New windows, attic storage.  Close to transportation.  $839,000. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303 

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 17th 11am-1pm. 63-85 Woodhaven Blvd, #6E2, Rego Park - Large 1BR condo, beautiful wood floors, laundry room, close to everything, pets OK.  $492,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Flushing – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,632-square-foot single family home at 146-37 21st Ave. for $890,000. Zillow

Eating Out
• Jackson Diner in Jackson Heights is still innovating dishes 39 years after opening up.

• Garam Masala might be the go-to restaurant for Indian food in Ridgewood.

Restaurant ABC’s – Queens Village
Grade A – Caribbean Delights, 215-21 Jamaica Ave. – Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
Grade B – Adelitas, 221-03 Jamaica Ave. – Cold food item held above 41º F, Evidence of mice
Grade C – El Patio, 218-21 Jamaica Ave. – Food not cooled by an approved method, Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present, Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room.

Events
Hollis – 2 p.m. – The Department of Transportation will join Council Member I. Daneek Miller and local stakeholders to announce the installation of a new traffic signal. 99th Avenue and 195th Street

Sunnyside – 7 p.m. – Sunnyside Outdoor Movie: Coco.  Noonan Park, 47th Ave & Greenpoint Ave

Bayside - 7:30 to 10 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: The LEGO Movie 2.  Crocheron Park, 35th Ave & Cross Island Pkwy.

Saturday
Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family Fun Day: Going to the Dogs Balloon Show.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
Flushing – 2 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  Queens Library, 41-17 Main Street
Forest Hills - 5 p.m. – Beck & Cage the Elephant with Spoon.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
Glendale – 8 p.m. – Saturday Live Music Night: Good Grief.  Cooper Beer Garden, 8000 Cooper Avenue
Rockville Centre – 8 p.m. – The Sixties Show: A Woodstock 50-Year Celebration!  Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave

Sunday
Jackson Heights – 11 a.m. – India Day Parade.  37-05 74th Street
Flushing – 1:30 p.m. – Sushi & Steamed Egg Workshop.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Cambria Heights – 5 p.m. – Katz Concert Series: The Bartlett Contemporaries – Queens Funk from BeBop to Hip Hop!  Cambria Heights Playground, Francis Lewis Blvd & 121st Avenue
Rockaway Beach - 5 p.m. – Arts, Culture & Fun: City Stompers.  Beach 17th Street
LIC – 5:30 p.m. – LIC Concert Summer Series: Jazz.  Gantry State Park, 47th Road & Center Blvd.

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August 16th, 2019 at 9:12 am

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Morning Buzz: Queens cop ninth to commit suicide this year, Delta Airlines worker killed by tug

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Thursday, August 15
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for the Feast of the Assumption. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 81.

Top Stories
• A gunman finally surrendered, ending a standoff in Philadelphia that wounded six cops.

• An autopsy found that Jeffrey Epstein had several broken neck bones. One broken bone is more common in homicides, not suicides.

• Hundreds of civil lawsuits were filed on the first day the Child Victims Act took effect.

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Upcycled Illuminated Paint and Sip Night  Thurs Aug 15th 7-9pm  Create illuminated wine bottle décor. All supplies provided.  $22 – Register  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston
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Queens News
• An NYPD officer shot himself inside his Laurelton home, making him the ninth cop to commit suicide this year.

• The principal of Hillcrest High School, who was busted years ago graduating failing students through bogus online courses, has finally been ousted.

• A Delta Airlines worker was killed at JFK Airport after he was struck by an airplane tug.

Politics
• The City Council is proposing an even more ambitious plan to provide free healthcare to uninsured New Yorkers.

• President Donald Trump used official channels – i.e. Twitter – to request a meeting with Xi Jinping amid Hong Kong and market unrest.

Entertainment
• While top brass are standing behind him, insiders say CNN’s rank-and-file newsroom members are embarrassed by the Chris Cuomo “Fredo” flap.

Restaurant Week is back on Grand Street in Williamsburg. Get a meal for anywhere from $12 to $35 until August 25.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969, The Woodstock Music and Art Festival begins on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm in Bethel, New York.

• In 1970, actor Anthony Anderson is born is Compton, California. He currently stars as the family patriarch on this ABC comedy.

Opinion
• A lawyer from Forest Hills shares what he learned when he was given the chance to visit Palestine.

• The Queens Ledger argues in light of the issues surrounding the district attorney’s race in Queens, voting reforms are more necessary than ever.

In the Blogs
• A new Chipotle on Steinway Street is slated to open later this month.

• Alternate-side parking regulations will be coming to Old Astoria. Residents hope it will make for a cleaner neighborhood.

Trending in New York
Matz
#DontDeportMelania
#ThursdayMotivation
#BlueLivesMatter
#TrumpSlump

Scoreboard
• The Mets fell to the Braves, 6-4. The Mets (61-59) wrap up their series with the Braves at 7:20 p.m.

• The Yankees topped the Orioles, 6-5. New York (81-41) heads to Cleveland to begin a four-game set with the Indians.

• The Jets continue preseason play against the Falcons in Atlanta. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

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Waterfront Concert Series: New York Bee Gees  Thurs Aug 15  7:30pmBringing you back to the disco days. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria Pool.
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Real Estate
• Over 100,000 people have signed a petition to rename part of 5th Avenue, which would Trump Tower’s address 725 President Barack Obama Way.

OPEN HOUSE – Thurs Aug 15th 6-7:30 p.m. – Parc Plaza Building, 39-60 54th Street, 6th Floor, Woodside – Large 1 BR, 1 bath across from Doughboy Park. Call broker for information. Nancy Montagano 347-739-7438

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 18th 12-2pm. 52-36 62nd Street, Maspeth Plateau – One-family brick with 3 BRs, full bath upstairs.  Finished basement, pvt yard, detached garage. $959,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,000-square-foot apartment at 213-02 42nd Avenue in Bayside for $640,000.

Style & Fashion
• Selena Gomez filed documents to patent her name, leading many to speculate she is about to launch her own beauty line.

• Seven designers discuss the future of fur in the fashion industry with Vogue.

Events
Flushing - 11 a.m. – Parks Department cuts ribbon on renovations. Bone Playground, Sanford Ave. & Union St.

Astoria – 3 p.m. – Ribbon-cutting for new Michaels MAKE Space. Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Rd.

• Sunnyside – 5 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  Bliss Plaza, 46th St. & Queens Blvd.

Woodside – Live from Woodside Concert Series: Spitfire. Sgt Collins Park Triangle, Broadway & 58th St.

Douglaston – 7 to 9 p.m. – Upcycled Illuminated Paint & Sip Night. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Douglaston Parkway

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Waterfront Concert Series: The New York Bee Gees. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd.

Woodhaven – 7:30 to 9 p.m. – Kiss Army – Kiss Tribute Show. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Dr. & Woodhaven Blvd.

Rockville Centre – 8 p.m. – Mom’s Night Out! Madison Theater at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave.

Flushing – 9 to 11 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Green Book. Cunningham Park Pkg Lot, Union Turnpike & 196th St.

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Morning Buzz: Elmhurst Foodtown workers settle sexual harassment suit, Child Victims Act goes into effect today

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Wednesday, August 14

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms with a high of 81 degrees.

Top Stories
• The warden at the prison where Jeffrey Epstein died has been temporarily reassigned and two others were placed on administrative leave.

• New York is bracing for a surge of cases under the new Child Victims Act that goes into effect today.

• The Hong Kong International Airport returned to normal following two days of clashes between protesters and police.

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Juniper Park Live Music Festival  Wed Aug 14th 7pm Celebrating Woodstock’s 50 Anniversary with “Back to the Garden”.   Bring your own chair.  Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street & Juniper Blvd North, Middle Village
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Queens News
• Two Elmhurst Foodtown workers who said they were fired after reporting sexual harassment by a supervisor have settled with the store for $285,000.

• A Maspeth steel company must return $6 million in stolen wages to welders and iron workers.

• People are boycotting a Connecticut sushi restaurant after two employees, both Queens residents, were fired after refusing a 36-hour work shift.

Politics
• Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy clashed over the subject of organized labor on Twitter.

• Trump backs former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling in his bid to run for Congress.

Entertainment
• Tickets to the first BravoCon, featuring some of your favorite housewives, sold out in less than a minute when tickets went on sale Tuesday.

• CBS has reached an agreement to acquire Viacom after days of marathon negotiating sessions.

Buzzing Back

• In 2003 a blackout hits Northeast United States. Estimated loss…over $500 million.

• In 1983 movie & TV actress Mila Kunis is born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.  She gained recognition for her role in this 1998 Fox comedy series.

Opinion
• A columnist from the Times attempts to understand the religious hunger of the radical right and other extremists.

• The Washington Post encouraged Chinese leaders to discuss the demands from the Hong Kong protests or face political consequences.

In the Blogs
• Latin restaurant La Oficina Grill & Bar opened last week on Jamaica Avenuein Woodhaven.

• Queens subway stations are in a state of disrepair with nearly half of all structural components either worn out or damaged.

Trending in New York
#PoseFX
#Bachelorinparadise
#1619project
Child Victims Act
Emilia Clarke

Scoreboard
• The Mets (61-58) fell to the Atlanta Braves, 5-3. They face each other tonight at 7:20 p.m.

• The Yankees (80-41) defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 8-3. They play again at 1:05 p.m.

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Movie Night in Maspeth  Wed August 14th 8pm  “Small Foot”. Free. Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th Street, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• When it comes to shuttered small businesses, Queens has a lower vacancy rate than Brooklyn and Manhattan.

• For Sale – 88-68 62nd Drive, Rego Park – One family brick Tudor features front porch, 3 BRs, 1 full bath, pvt backyard w/ patio, kitchen w/ breakfast nook, FDR, decorative fireplace in LR, detached 2 car garage.  $985,000. O’Kane Real Estate. 718-779-1111

• For Sale – 105-24 87th Street, Ozone Park - Gorgeous one family home w/ pvt driveway & garage.  Two levels of living space. 1st flr has EIK, family/living room, FDR.  2nd flr has 3 BRs, full bath, unfinished attic space for storage.  $585,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Queens Village – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 700-square-foot co-op at 227-02 Hillside Ave. for $219,000. Zillow

Business News
• Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has unveiled a new set of Spectacles which will hit stores this November for $380.

• Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte has a $100 million plan to create another entertainment phenomenon.

Events
Kew Gardens – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Aviation Job Fair.  Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

LIC – 1:30 p.m. – Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris will announce funding for materials at the Queensbridge Library during a visit to the facility. 10-43 41st Ave.

Ridgewood – 6 p.m. – Patty Cake Theater presents Donkey Note.  Highland Park, Elton Street & Jamaica Avenue

LIC – 7 p.m. – International Films: La Cienaga (Argentina). Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

Glendale – 7 p.m. – Beatles Under the Stars.  The Shop @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Avenue

Middle Village – 7 p.m. – Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock with Back to the Garden.  Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street & Juniper Blvd North

Astoria – 7 p.m. – The League of Extraordinary Funny Women. Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st Street

Ridgewood - Sundown – Summer Film: Woodstock.  Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue

Flushing – 8 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Dumbo.  Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Maspeth – 8 p.m. – Movie Night in Maspeth: Small Foot.  Maspeth Federal Pkg Lot, 56-18 69th Street

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Morning Buzz sponsored by The Banad Law Offices

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Tuesday, August 13

Weather
• A chance of scattered thunderstorms with a high of 79 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Canadian men who were on the run across Canada for days and are suspected of killing three committed suicide.

• Kashmir is still on lockdown under Indian control for the ninth day. It is expected to continue until India’s independence day.

• The feds may be targeting Jeffrey Epstein’s gal pal Ghislaine Maxwell in their widening investigation into sex trafficking.

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Aviation Job Fair  Wed Aug 14th 10am-2pm  An Aviation Job Fair for those looking to meet with hiring companies in the field.  Helen Marshall Cultural Center – Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens
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Queens News
• Residents are preparing to speak their ideas for the future of Rikers Island at an open house later this month.

• The NYPD is investigating an incident where someone shot at the window of an FDNY ambulance with a BB gun.

• An NYPD union blasted a city councilman for “bashing cops” in a mass mailing to southeast Queens residents.

Politics
• President Trump is expected to start promoting turning natural gas into plastics at a stop in Pennsylvania.

• Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has left the campaign trail for two weeks in order to partake in active duty training.

Entertainment
• Chris Cuomo, the governor’s little bro, was caught on video flying into a rageafter a man calls him “Fredo.”

Because someone might care…viral sensation “Bagel Boss Guy” will fight Lenny Dykstra in Atlantic City in September.

Buzzing Back

• In 1995, Yankee legend Mickey Mantle dies of liver cancer at the age of 63.

• In 1899, director Alfred Hitchcock is born in London. Known for his brief cameos, he made an appearance in every one of his 50-plus films.

Opinion
• The Post says that Jeffrey Epstein’s case shows how if you’re rich and powerful, you can get help every step of the way, even if you are a sexual predator.

• The Times says not to expect an honest answer from Putin’s government on what happened at Russia’s missile test site.

In the Blogs
• A new food hall called World Artisan Market, offering everything from gelato from Italy to pastries from France, is set to open by the end of fall.

• Politicians are urging residents to put guards on their windows after three incidents of children falling from apartment windows in Queens.

Trending in New York
Fredo
#AskCHUNGHA
#TuesdayhThoughts
#LeftHandersDay
#100MostHandsomeFaces2019
#TheOAisReal

Scoreboard
• The Mets (61-57) will take the field against the Braves in Atlanta tonight at 7:20 p.m.

• The Yankees (79-41) topped Orioles, 11-8. The teams meet again in the Bronx at 7:05 p.m.

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Beatles Under the Stars  Wed Aug 14th 7pmBring a chair or blanket and enjoy!  The Shops @ Atlas, 80-00 Cooper Avenue, Glendale
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Real Estate
• A new development of luxury apartments in Forest Hills is driving up the neighborhood’s average rent and sales price.

• For Sale – 60-55 69th Place, Maspeth – Brick one family features 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, pvt yard & driveway.  Near Eliot Avenue.  $799,000. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• For Rent – Glendale – Apt features LR, FDR, kitchen, 1 full bath, 1 car garage space. Heat/water included . $2,200/month. ID # 1352610. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636

• Sold – Ozone Park – A three-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom, 1,360-square-foot single-family home located at 137-10 97th St. sold for $555,000. Realtor. 

Technology
• The Equifax data breach payout will most likely result in each person getting 25 cents rather than $125.

• Facebook is working on a dark mode version of its Android app.

Events
Woodhaven - 10 a.m. – City and elected officials celebrate renovations and Learn to Skate program. Forest Park Skate Park, Myrtle Ave. & Woodhaven Blvd.

• Rockaway – 11 a.m. – CityParks PuppetMobile: Bessie’s Big Shot.  Beach 17th St.

• South Richmond Hill – Noon – Assemblyman David Weprin and State Senator John Liu celebrate signing of Religious Garb Bill. Sikh Cultural Society, 95-30 118th St.

Jamaica – 6 to 8 p.m. – Youth Connect: Journey to Unity, Queens. Rufus King Park, 150-29 Jamaica Ave.

Astoria – 8 to 10 p.m. – Trivia Night Tuesdays. Raven’s Head Public House, 38-04 Broadway.

LIC – 7 p.m. – Live at the Gantries: Cumbia River Band. Gantry Plaza State Park, 50th Ave. & East River

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August 13th, 2019 at 9:04 am

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