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Morning Buzz: 21 alleged gang members charged for series of crimes, USWNT World Cup victory parade today

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Wednesday, July 10

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 90 degrees.

Top Stories
• A 12-year-old boy is in serious condition after he was struck by a subway trainin Manhattan.

• The family of an 18-month-old who fell from a cruise ship is blaming Royal Caribbean for the accident.

• A woman has delivered the first baby in the US born from the transplanted uterus of a dead donor.

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Jimmy Kenny Band  Wed July 10th 7:30-9pm  Enjoy Jimmy Kenny and the Pirate Beach Band with the ultimate tribute to Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney and the Zac Brown Band. Free.  Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th Street, Maspeth
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Queens News
• A 17-year-old girl was shot in the face in Astoria on Tuesday morning.

• A man and woman died in the waters of Far Rockaway after what appears to be a late-night swimming lesson gone wrong.

• Authorities have charged 21 alleged gang members in connection with a number of crimes including two murders and three non-fatal shootings.

Politics
• Some Democrats feel like the presidential race shouldn’t be “decided by billionaires” after billionaire Tom Steyer announced his 2020 campaign.

• West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin wants to block federal funding for the 2026 World Cup until USWNT receives equal pay.

Entertainment
• Lady Gaga’s Haus Labs beauty line will launch in September.

• The HBO Max streaming service will include the exclusive streaming of all episodes of “Friends” starting in 2020.

Buzzing Back

•. In 1963 Martha and The Vandellas release this song, which would reach #4 on the Billboard charts by August

• In 1951 TV actress Phyllis Smith is born in St. Louis, MO.  She gained fame for her role of Phyllis Lapin-Vance on this TV comedy.

Opinion
• The Post explores how Ross Perot foreshadowed the Trump campaign.

• The Daily News examines how Jeffrey Epstein managed to get away with the alleged sexual exploitation of children for years.

In the Blogs
• A repurposed taxi cab garage in Long Island City is now an alternative community art space.

• A new program that teaches adults and children to ride bikes is coming to Forest Park.

Trending in New York
Rip Torn
#KyoongLight
Kim Darroch
The Larry Sanders Show
#WednesdayWisdom

Scoreboard
• The American League defeated the National League in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game, winning 4-3.

• The USWNT’s World Cup victory parade is set for 9:30 a.m. in Manhattan.

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ROCK! AWAY! Music Festival Year 3!  Fri July 12th  – Sun July 14th  Noon to Midnight    3 Days of Music, Art and Fun from Riis Park to the Rockaway Brewing co and everywhere in between!  Schedule and line-ups can be found at www.rockawaybeachmusicfest.com
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Real Estate
• Queens recently saw a 17 percent increase in pre-forclosure filings.

• For Sale – 25-39 41st Street, Astoria – Surburban style home features 5 BRs, 4.5 bath, washer/dryer, park like grounds.  $3.2M. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303

• For Rent – Whitestone – Beautiful apt for rent in private home offers 1BR, LR/DR area, kitchen, 1 full bath.  Ample street parking. Close to shopping & transportation.  $1,800/ month. ID #1349459. Carollo Rentals. 718-224-3083

• Sold – Bellerose Manor – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,690-square-foot home at 235-02 Seward Ave. for $855,000. Zillow

Business News
• US Customs seized a ship owned by JPMorgan after authorities found $1 billion worth of drugs on it.

• Mastercard is trying to put cash out of business.

Events• Corona – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – NYC Parks’ Citywide Monuments Conservation Program will provide care for two monuments installed in Flushing Meadows Corona Park as part of the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair: the Column of Jerash and Marshall Frederick’s Freedom of the Human Spirit. Flushing Meadows Corona Park

• Corona – 11:30 a.m. – Parks Department breaks ground on Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s Parks Without Borders project. Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 56th Ave. and 111th St.

Flushing - 2 to 8 p.m. – US Open Job Fair.  USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Ridgewood – 6 p.m. – CityParks Foundation PuppetMobile: “Bessie’s Big Shot”.  Highland Park, Elton Street & Jamaica Avenue

LIC - 7 p.m. – International Film: “Purple Noon” (France/Italy) Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

Maspeth - 7:30 to 9 p.m. – Jimmy Kenny Band.  maspeth Federal Pg Lot, 56-18 69th Street

Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting.  Christ the King H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue

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July 10th, 2019 at 8:56 am

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Morning Buzz: Jeffrey Epstein’s victims speak out after indictment; Recount for DA race between Caban and Katz set for today.

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Tuesday, July 9

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 89 degrees.

Top Stories
Victims are beginning to speak out as billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been indicted on sex trafficking charges.

• An Arizona man says he cut a teen’s throat because he felt threatened by the rap music the teen was listening to.

• Police say an Alabama woman attempted to shoot someone in a road rage accident but accidentally shot her husband instead.

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Juniper Park Live Music Festival  Tues July 9th 7pm  Enjoy the Sounds of the 80’s with White Wedding!  Bring your own chair.  Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street & Juniper Blvd North, Middle Village
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Queens News
• With only 16 votes between them, the recount between Caban and Katz for Queens District Attorney starts today.

• A pregnant mother of two from Queens Village has been released from ICE custody and reunited with her children.

• Flushing’s New York Presbyterian Queens Cancer Center received the highest level of recognition for the care it gives cancer patients.

Politics
• A whistleblower says the Trump administration pressured him to reverse an environment decision regarding a development in the desert.

• 23 US governors have joined California in opposing Trump’s decision to relax vehicle milage standards.

Entertainment
• Rumors are swirling that Harvey Weinstein wants to be his own layer.

Keke Palmer slams her former mentor R. Kelly amid ongoing rumors on Watch What Happens Live on Sunday.

Buzzing Back

• In 1962 Bob Dylan records “Blowin’ in the Wind” which many people mistakenly thought was a protest song.

• In 1956 movie actor Tom Hanks is born in Concord, CA.  He gained notoriety for his TV role in this 1980’s sitcom

Opinion
• The Post says that after the DOT wasted $12 million to build welcome centers and rest areas, that whenever Governor Cuomo demands action, millions are wasted.

• The Times says that after Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest, those who protected him for so long now also need to be held accountable.

In the Blogs
• Forest Park has events lined up for this weekend from concerts to a hiking event that will show the Ice Age’s impact today.

• From Rar Bar with $5 dollar house wines and draft beers to Mojave with $6 sangria, here are the best happy hour spots around Astoria.

Trending in New York
#MyAgeInFiveWords
Trisha 
#disneylandfight 
jaxson hayes 
BTSxAZ

Scoreboard
• The Mets (40-50) fell to the Phillies last night, 3 to 8.

• The Yankees (57-31) lost against the Tampa Bay Rays, 1 to 2.

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The Forest Hills Feast  Sat July 13th 11am-6pm  A day of joy celebrating our community with eats, beverages, brew, Live Music, DJs from Hot 97, All ages contests, food eating competitions, games, amusements & much more!  Free – Tickets   Queens Bully, 113-30 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills
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Real Estate
• A Queens developer has been swamped with a progressive wave including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez trashing his project and neighborhood community group suing him.

• For Sale – 60-39 Maspeth Avenue, Maspeth - Renovated 2 family Townhouse offers 8 BRs, 3 bath total. Full basement, 2 car garage.  $1.399M. O’Kane Realty. 719-779-1111

• For Rent - Middle Village – Newly renovated 3 BR boxed apt features LR, FDR, EIK w/ SS appliances, 1.5 bath.  Heat/Water. included.  Parking available for additional fee.  $2,300/month. ID # 1351105

• Sold – Bayside – Two-family Tudor house featuring three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, finished basement and two-car garage located at 213-42 29 Avenue sold for $820,000. Realtor. 

Technology
• Many Android apps can track your location even if you do not give the app permission to do so, but Android Q may have a solution.

• Back in 2017, two British researchers stopped a global cyberattack wile preventing another outbreak from happening.

Events
Flushing – 11a.m. to Noon – Music Together w/ Music & Me. Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Flushing – 2 to 8 p.m. – US Open Job Fair.  USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

LIC – 7 p.m. – Live at the Gantries: Yocouba Sissoko.  Gantry State park Plaza, 50th AV & East River

Middle Village – 7 p.m. – Juniper Park Live Music w/ White Wedding (80s Tribute).  Juniper Valley Park, Juniper Blvd North & 80th Street.

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July 9th, 2019 at 9:10 am

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Morning Buzz: Search underway for missing paramedic, Speeding cops hit Ridgewood pedestrian

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Monday, July 8

Weather
• Showers in the morning and partly cloudy in the afternoon. High of 81.

Top Stories
• Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein was arrested and charged with running a sex-trafficking operation with underaged girls.

• NYPD officers shot an armed suspect in a confrontation caught on video by a bystander in the Bronx.

• New York City will host a ticker-tape parade for the U.S. World Cup champions on Wednesday.

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US Open Job Fair Tues July 9 & Wed July 10 2-8pm The US Open offers a great variety of seasonal opportunities for you. Apply online here or email us at [email protected]. USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
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Queens News
• A frantic search is underway for an FDNY paramedic missing from his Flushing home.

• Video caught cops speeding through a red light and hitting a pedestrian while responding to a call in Ridgewood.

• Far Rockaway police officers rescued a kitten from a car grill over the weekend.

Politics
• The Trump administration is set to move forward with the deportation of one million undocumented immigrants.

• Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed the clout of House progressives in “Twitter World,” but AOC clapped back.

Entertainment
• Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce has passed away at age 20.

Weekend Box Office
Spider-Man: Far From Home: $93.6 million
Toy Story 4: $34.3 million
Yesterday: $10.7 million
Annabelle Comes Home: $9.7 million
Aladdin (2019): $7.6 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1978, Saturday Night Fever was finally knocked out of the top spot on the Billboard album chart by Gerry Rafferty’s “City To City,” which contained this hit single.

• In 1977, actor Milo Ventimiglia was born in Anaheim, CA. In 2016, he starred as family patriarch Jack on this NBC series.

Opinion
• The Post says the World Cup champions’ real win is inspiring a generation of girls.

• The Daily News says de Blasio’s temporary transit crackdown won’t end bicyclist deaths.

In the Blogs
• We Heart Astoria lists 15 awesome happy hours in the neighborhood.

• The Flushing Greenmarket has returned for the 2019 season.

Trending in New York
SEVENTEEN
Bradley
#Euphoria
#BigLittleLies
Jules

Scoreboard
• The Mets (40-50) fell to the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-3.

• The Yankees (57-31) lost to the Tampa Bay Rays, 2-1.

• The U.S. Women’s National Team topped the Netherlands, 2-0, to win the 2019 World Cup. Megan Rapinoe took home the Golden Boot for the top scorer in the tournament.

Kevin Durant will wear number seven with the Brooklyn Nets.

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Breakfast Speed Networking Event  Thurs July 11 9am A fast-paced event that guarantees you’ll build your professional network and increase your business bottom-line. Free! Register at www.queenschamber.org. Queens Chamber of Commerce, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Jackson Heights.
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Real Estate
• Tenants notched another victory after Governor Cuomo signed the Loft Lawexpansion.

• For Sale – 85-09 67th Road, Rego Park – Two family, semi detached on 25×100 lot, parking for 3 cars, garage, move-in condition, vacant at closing.  $948,000. Lou Pastorini – Coldwell Banker Phillips 917-797-7567

• For Rent – Whitestone – 4 BR apt features LR, updated EIK w/ dishwasher, 1 full bath, attic space for storage.  Heat/Water included.  $2,550/ month. Carollo Rentals. 718-747-7747

• Sold – Woodhaven – A three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,448-square-foot house at 85-60 102nd Street for $660,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday morning, police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in front of 175-41 Liberty Avenue in Jamaica. Police found an unidentified person who was unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

• On Friday night, police responded to a 911 call of a man shot in front of 143-64 229th Street in Brookville. Cops found 37-year-old Dwayne Smith with multiple gunshot wounds to the back, abdomen and arm. He was transported to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

Events
Flushing – 1:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer, State Senator John Liu and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic celebrate new green roofs program. NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, 141st St. and Booth Ave.

Jamaica – 7 p.m. – South Asian Fund for Education, Scholarship and Training discuss fraud case. 169-18A Hillside Ave.

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July 8th, 2019 at 10:29 am

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Morning Buzz: Retired detective sentenced for running prostitution ring, 2020 Census will not feature citizenship question

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Wednesday, July 3

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 88 degrees.

Top Stories
• The 2020 Census will be printed without the citizenship question.

• Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher was acquitted of several crimes, including shooting Iraqi civilians and killing an ISIS detainee.

• Legendary automotive executive Lee Iacocca died at the age of 94 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease.

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First Weekend: Deserts & Tropics   Sat July 6th 11am-4pm   Learn about plants in the garden that are native to other climates, enjoy Storytime & Crafts, a garden tour and other seasonal highlights.  Schedule  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Queens News
• A retired NYPD detective was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison for running a prostitution and gambling ring.

• Long Island City and Astoria are two of the top neighborhoods for younger New Yorkers.

• Two trans filmmakers described the attack on them while filming a documentary about trans violence on Roosevelt Avenue.

Politics
• Democrats demanded a probe into Trump’s botched response to Hurricane Maria.

• NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill took no issue with Mayor de Blasio’s debate remarks about teaching his son to protect himself from the NYPD.

Entertainment
• Many people seem to be ditching the movie theater this summer and the box office numbers confirm it.

Vicki Gunvalson will be returning to “The Real Housewives of Orange County”in a smaller role.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971 while on sabbatical in France, The Doorslead singer, Jim Morrison died of heart failure and acute respiratory distress.

• In 1962 TV actor Thomas Gibson is born in Charleston, SC.  You may remember him for playing an uptight lawyer & husband to a “free spirit” on this 1997 sitcom.

Opinion
• The Post believes Marianne Williamson has become a Twitter darling thanks to her reference to “Make America Great Again.

• The Washington Post argued that the smoking age should be raised and enforced.

In the Blogs
• Here are a list of places in Queens where you can watch the 4th of July fireworks.

• The “Stop ’N’ Swap” community reuse event will take place in Sunnyside this Sunday.

Trending in New York
• Lee Iacocca
• #AskMeek
• Haiti
• #GoldCup
• Concacaf

Scoreboard
• The Mets (39-47) defeated the Yankees (54-29), 4-2. Meanwhile, Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen had a grand time with the 7 Line Army at the game.

• USWNT advance to the Women’s World Cup final after defeating England.

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“Cielo” (Canada/Chile)  Wed July 3rd Starting with a cultural performance & food offering at 7pm, film begins at Nightfall.  Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Blvd, LIC
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Real Estate
• Hunter’s Point Library is almost completed after years of work.

• For Sale – 103 Mowbray Drive, Kew Gardens – Large central hall w/ large LR & elegant DR.  Central a/c, hardwood floors, finished basement, wood burning fireplace, open EIK w/ SS appliances, Master BR suite w/ bath.  $1.899M. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303

• For Rent – Middle Village - 2 BR, 1 bath apt has LR, DR, kitchen w/ SS appliances, central air.  Heat & water included.  $1,950/month. Carollo Rentals  718-366-6636

• Sold - Long Island City – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 865-square-foot co-op at 3365 14th St. for $497,000. Zillow

Business News
• Several major websites, including Buzzfeed, Pinterest, Dropbox and Soundcloud, were down Tuesday morning due to a hosting-platform outage.

• People are considering boycotting Home Depot after its billionaire co-founderendorsed Trump.

Events
Astoria – 10 a.m. – Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill will attend the funeral mass for Detective Luis Alvarez. Immaculate Conception Church, 2147 29th St.

•  Sunnyside- 11 a.m. – State Senator Michael Gianaris attends Sunnyside Community Services’ Fourth of July luncheon for seniors to announce funding for the agency’s women’s health programs. 43-31 39th St.

Flushing – 3 p.m. – Council Member Peter Koo and the Lower East Side Ecology Center will announce an upcoming e-waste recycling event in Flushing. Office of Council Member Peter Koo, 135-27 38th Ave.

LIC – 7 p.m. – International Films: “Ceilo” (Chile).  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

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July 3rd, 2019 at 9:13 am

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Morning Buzz: Monsoon in western Indian leads to 27 deaths; Two transgender filmmakers attacked in Jackson Heights

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Tuesday, July 2

Weather
• Thunderstorms in the evening with a high of 89 degrees.

Top Stories
• A Manhattan jury awarded the student burned in a botched science experiment $60 million in damages.

• Heavy monsoon rains in western India causing multiple walls to collapse has killed 27 people.

• Protestors including Brexiteers and Catalan independence backers mar the opening of the European Parliament in France.

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Nature Nick’s Animal Adventure  Tues July 2nd 11am-2pm Join Nature Nick, NY’s favorite zoologist, for a fast-paced show featuring exotic wildlife from all corners of the world with monkeys, birds of prey and a kangaroo.  Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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Queens News
• Two transgender women were attacked in Jackson Heights on Saturday morning while working on a documentary on violence against transgenders.

• Tiffany Cabán is still in the lead of the Queens DA election as 3,500 absentee ballots are still uncounted.

• The funeral for the former NYPD detective who fought for the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund is scheduled for tomorrow in Astoria.

Politics
• Democratic leaders of Congress including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are lashing out over the conditions of border facilities after they toured the grounds.

• With tougher sanctions and a stronger military presence in the Persian Gulf, Trump is being tough with Iran while in North Korea.

Entertainment
• Kim Kardashian is renaming her shapewear line after backlash of the original name of her latest products.

The Academy welcomed 842 new members from 59 countries to their Oscars organization, with half being women and 29% being people of color.

Buzzing Back

• In 1964 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House.

• In 1986 movie actress Lindsay Lohan is born in NYC.  She first gained recognition for her part in this 1998 Disney movie.

Opinion
• The Post says Trump is keeping drug prices down in many ways such as disclosing prescription prices to customers.

• The Times says the immigration crisis is corrupting the nation as Homeland Security begins collecting social media information for those looking to cross the border while Border Patrol agents abuse the technology.

In the Blogs
• For those who stare at screens all day, MK Vision Center has tips on how to protect your eyes from harmful blue rays.

• Chipotle is opening an Astoria location on Steinway with an opening date of August 14.

Trending in New York
#TheBachelorette 
Luke P 
garrett 
Nike 
#SpiderManFarFromHome

Scoreboard
• The Yankees will hit the field against The Mets tonight at 7:10 p.m.

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See It Big! Action Series  Sat July 6th 2:30pm & Sun July 7th 2pm  “The Matrix”  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
•The city is closing 12th Street between 44th Avenue and 43rd Road in Long Island City to traffic and parking starting this month.

• For Sale – 88-68 62nd Drive, Rego Park - One family brick Tudor w/ pvt backyard has 3 BRs, 1 bath, FDR, 2 car garage, full finished basement.  $985,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Rent – Glendale – 1BR apt offers LR, Dinette areas, new kitchen w/ granite counters, full bath.  Heat/Water included.  $1,600/month. Carollo Rentals 718-747-7747 

• Sold – Fresh Meadows – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 950-square-foot single-family home located at 58-34 187th St. for $770,000. Zillow.

Technology
• A Facebook group of 9,500 anonymous Border Patrol officers filled with racist and hateful comments has emerged.

• Samsung has announced their latest Unpacked event set for August 7, where the company is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 10.

Events
Flushing – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Nature Nick’s Anima Adventure.  Unisphere, Flushing Meadow Corona Park

Woodhaven – 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Zumba and Pilates for Seniors. Forest Park Seufferet Bandshell.

Long Island City – 6 to 8 p.m. – Fundraiser for Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer. Book Culture LIC, 26-90 Jackson Ave.

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July 2nd, 2019 at 9:35 am

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Morning Buzz: WorldPride draws record attendance, Miracle Mets awarded keys to the city

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Monday, July 1

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 87 degrees.

Top Stories
• A Canadian cartoonist lost his job after this illustration about Trump went viral.

• The bodies of the migrant father and daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande have been returned to El Salvador.

WorldPride in New York City drew a record-high number of attendees on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

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See It Big! Action Series Fri July 5th 7pm & Sun July 7th 4:45pm  “RoboCop.” Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria.
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Queens News
• An audit found that it takes the city more than a year to fix a sidewalk.

• Queens DA hopeful Tiffany Caban embraced the Central Park 5 in a speechbefore the National Action Network.

• The 1969 Miracle Mets were each given a key to the city in an Amazin’ ceremony.

Politics
• 2020 Democratic candidates defended Kamala Harris after Donald Trump Jr. leveled birther attacks at her.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is writing a book about her time in the White House.

Entertainment
• Taylor Swift is “grossed out” that artist manager Scooter Braun has acquired the rights to her old music.

Weekend Box Office
Toy Story 4: $57.9 million
Annabelle Comes Home: $20 million
Yesterday: $17 million
Aladdin (2019): $9 million
The Secret Life of Pets 2: $7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1995, DJ Wolfman Jack, who appeared in American Graffiti, died of a heart attack at the age of 57. He was immortalized in this 1974 hit song.

• In 1967, actress Pamela Anderson was born in Ladysmith, Canada. Her television career started when she appeared on this 1992 TV sitcom.

Opinion
• The Times says 50 years after Stonewall, America is still fighting for LGBTQ equality.

• The Post says with all of the new laws on rent, it’s looking like a conspiracy to destroy the city’s housing market.

In the Blogs
• The Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival has announced their 2019 schedule.

• Public restrooms in western Queens are among the worst in the city, according to a report.

Trending in New York
Yixing
#ARMYSelcaDay
#MondayMotivation
Portis
• Bobby Bonilla

Scoreboard
• The Mets (38-47) beat the Atlanta Braves, 8-5. Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil and Jacob DeGrom have been selected as NL All-Stars.

• The Yankees (54-28) topped the Red Sox, 12-8, to complete the sweep in the 2019 London Series. Aroldis Chapman was picked as an AL All-Star, but Gleyber Torres was snubbed.

• The Nets are signing superstars Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan this offseason.

• The Nets also dealt D’Angelo Russell to the revamped Golden State Warriors.

• Striking out on marquee free agents, the Knicks have signed Julius Randleand Bobby Portis.

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SuperPower Dogs 3D Now thru – May 31st 2020 Experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. Click here for schedule. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona.
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Real Estate
Four out of every 10 New York City homes listed for sale or rent are within two blocks of a residential construction site.

• For Sale - 50-52 44th Street, Woodside - Two family home completely vacant on title.  5 BRs, 2 bath total.  2 car garage.  $1.148M. Eliot Hill Realty. 719-672-4444

• For Rent – Middle Village – Full renovated 2nd floor apt has LR, DR, EIK, 2 BRs, office, 1.5 bath.  $2,500/month. J. Ciorciari Realty. 917-371-4034

• Sold – Forest Hills – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,000-square-foot house at 110-49 68th Drive for $2 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday morning, police responded to a call of an aided woman inside 102-20 Farmers Boulevard in Hollis. Cops found a 20-year-old woman unconscious and unresponsive on the garage floor. EMS pronounced her dead at the scene. A person of interest has been detained and the investigation is ongoing.

Events
College Point – 11 a.m. – Police Commissioner James O’Neill will preside over the swearing-in ceremony for new police recruits. Police Academy, 130-30 28th Ave.

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July 1st, 2019 at 9:00 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Petro Home Services

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Friday, June 28

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 91 degrees. Partly cloudy on Saturday, with thunderstorms expected in the afternoon. High of 94 degrees. Expect some relief on Sunday, as temperatures go down to 83 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Supreme Court blocked the citizenship question on the 2020 Census, but also allowed partisan gerrymandering to continue in separate rulings.

• The House passed $4.6 billion in aid for migrants at the border, enraging the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.

• Mayor de Blasio apologized for using this Che Guevara quote during a union rally in Miami.

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Astoria Stories Fri June 28th & Sat June 29th 8pm A Docu-Cabaret – Songs & Stories of Immigration. Explore & celebrate the immigrant experience in our diverse borough. Free – RSVP here. Broom Tree Theatre, Astoria First Presbyterian Church, 23-35 Broadway, Astoria.
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Queens News
• A three-year-old boy is in critical condition after falling from a sixth-floorwindow in Flushing.

• A 67-year-old driver died and another man was arrested after a five-car collision halted traffic on the LIE in Queens.

• Citi Field has officially been renamed in honor of Tom Seaver, and a statue of “The Franchise” is forthcoming.

Politics
• Democrats sparred over health care and immigration on the second night of debates, but the most pointed moment was when Kamala Harris criticized Joe Biden on race.

• Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty to a laundry list of fraud charges, but prosecutors say he confessed to those same crimes last year.

Entertainment
• Kim Kardashian is doubling down on her decision to name her shapewear line “Kimono.

• Sitcom “One Day at a Time,” which was canceled on Netflix, has been revivedfor a fourth season on Pop TV.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969, the Stonewall Riots began in NYC.

• In 197,1 entrepreneur Elon Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa. He was the inspiration for this classic comic book character.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the Census should strike the citizenship question, and Wilbur Ross should go as well.

• The Times says de Blasio’s tough talk on police reform in the Democratic debate rings hollow.

In the Blogs
• A Hunters Point middle school received $15,000 in funding for its arts program.

• Here’s a breakdown of how the new city budget will impact Astoria and East Elmhurst.

Trending in New York
#DemDebate2
Biden
Kamala Harris
#ComeToBrazil
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (37-45) fell to the Phillies, 6-3.

• Yankees star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will be out through July with a knee injury.

• In more positive news, Gary Sanchez and DJ LeMahieu will start for the AL in the All-Star Game.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets host the Atlanta Braves at 7:10 p.m.
• The U.S. Women’s National Team will take on host country France in the quarterfinal at 3 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets face the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. First pitch is at 4:10 p.m.
• The Yankees (52-28) take on the Boston Red Sox in London at 1:10 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets wrap up their three-game series with the Braves at 7:08 p.m.
• The Yankees conclude their brief visit to London against the Red Sox at 10:10 a.m.

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Smells Like Summer Music Festival Sat June 29th 12-5pm  Free & open to the public – fun for the whole family w/ live music, food trucks, art exhibits, giveaways and more. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Dr. & Woodhaven Blvd., Woodhaven.
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Real Estate
• Check out these new renderings of LaGuardia Airport’s $8 billiontransformation.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 30th 12-2pm 72-16 Harrow Street, Forest Hills Gardens – One family home features 5 BRs, 4 bath, FDR, EIK, piano room, legal basement, 2 car garage.  Joann C. Realty. 917-371-4034

OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 30th 2:30-4pm 60-70 Woodhaven Blvd, Unit #6B, Middle Village – 3 BR, 2 bath condo has renovated kitchen w/ SS appliances, open concept dining.living area, washer/dryer in unit, pet friendly.  $757,000  Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Bellerose – A three-bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, 1,628-square-foot house at 244-47 89th Avenue for $559,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The TWA Hotel at JFK Airport made this list of the city’s best new cocktail bars.

• Speaking of airport revamps, LaGuardia is tapping pizza powerhouse Lucali to advise on a new in-house pizzeria.

Restaurant ABC’s – Pomonok
Grade A – Futigi Sushi, 164-04 69th Ave. – Hot food held above 140 degrees, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Ali Baba, 183-10 Horace Harding Expwy. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice, Live roaches, Filth Flies, Personal cleanliness inadequate.
Grade C – AMC Theatres, 190-02 Horace Harding Expwy. – Evidence of mice, Filth flies.

Events
Flushing – 8 a.m. – Queens College Business Forum Breakfast explores experience of Asian-American Women Entrepreneurs. 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

East Elmhurst – 10 a.m. – Queens Public Library holds grand reopening of East Elmhurst branch. 95-06 Astoria Blvd.

Flushing – Noon to 4 p.m. – Second annual Flushing’s World Fair. Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Ave.

Broad Channel – 1 p.m. – NYC Parks opens new roller hockey rink in Broad Channel Park. 16-26 Cross Bay Blvd.

Jamaica – 1 p.m. – Administration for Children’s Services unveil state-of-the-art nursery and medical intake center. 165-15 Archer Ave.

Queens Village – 3 p.m. – Queens officials, advocates celebrate passage of Motor Parkway connection bill. Union Turnpike and Winchester Blvd.

Flushing – 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. – School’s Out Festival. Kissena Park, 164th St & Oak Ave

Ridgewood – 6:30 p.m. – Latin Night.  Highland Park, Elton St & Jamaica Ave.

Jamaica – 8 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attends retirement ceremony for Reverend Patrick G. Perrin. 96-43 Springfield Blvd.

Saturday
Middle Village – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Defensive Driving Course.  St. Margaret’s Church, 66-05 79th Place
Astoria – Noon – Screening of “Hairspray”.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Woodhaven – Noon to 5 p.m. – Smells Like Summer Music Festival. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Drive & Woodhaven Blvd.
Jamaica – Noon – Hispanic Federation, Councilman Francisco Moya celebrate completion of soccer academy program for unaccompanied minors. Joseph Austin Playground, 164-46 84th Ave.
Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – That Slapstick Comedy!  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd AVe.
Astoria - 8 p.m. – Astoria Stories.  Broom Tree Theatre, Astoria First Presbyterian Church, 23-35 Broadway
•.Glendale – 8 to 11 p.m. – Funky Godmothers perform.  Cooper Beer Garden, 80-00 Cooper Ave.
Whitestone – 9 p.m. – Wheel House performs.  The BLVD, 19-11 Francis Lewis Blvd.

Sunday
• Astoria – Noon – Screening of “Hairspray”.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
St. Albans – Noon to 9 p.m. – Groovin’ in the Park Concert.  Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick Blvd
Oakland Gardens - 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Science in the Park.  Alley Pond Park, Springfield Blvd & 76th St.
Flushing -1 to 4 p.m. – Family Day. Electric Playground, 164th St btwn 65h & 67th Avenues
Woodhaven – 3 to 5 p.m. – Queens Symphony Orchestra.  George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Lane & Woodhaven Blvd.
• Astoria - 8 p.m. – Astoria Stories.  Broom Tree Theatre, Astoria First Presbyterian Church, 23-35 Broadway.

Written by QTadmin

June 28th, 2019 at 8:56 am

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Morning Buzz: Citi Field getting new Seaver-inspired address, Dem presidential candidates square off in first debate

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Thursday, June 27

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 89.

Top Stories
• CNN breaks down the winners and losers of last night’s first Democratic debate. Spoiler alert: Mayor Bill de Blasio falls into the latter category.

• A proposed reorganization of the MTA could strip the head of New York City Transit of any oversight of a plan to fix the subway and bus systems.

• Branding him a dangerous racist, Asian-American parents are calling for the ouster of Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza.

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Independence Celebration  Thurs June 27th 7:30pm Featuring the Queens Symphony Orchestra, followed by a spectacular fireworks display! Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria Pool.
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Queens News
• The iconic Shalimar Diner in Rego Park may move to Riverhead thanks to the help of former Met Lenny “Nails” Dykstra.

• Citi Field is getting a new address: 126th Street from Northern Boulevard to Roosevelt Avenue will be renamed 41 Seaver Way.

• The Queens Democratic machine is scrambling for a recount after Tiffany Caban’s apparent win in the race for Queens district attorney.

Politics
• Former mayor Michael Bloomberg is the richest person in New York, and the ninth wealthiest person in the world.

• Political newcomer Justin Potter will challenge State Senator Michael Gianarisin the 2020 Democratic Primary.

Entertainment
• Former Knick Carmelo Anthony denies cheating rumors after he is spotted on a yacht with a mystery woman.

• Max Wright, who was know for playing the dad on “ALF,” has passed away at the age of 75 after a long battle with cancer.

Buzzing Back

• In 1970, A band called Smile changes their name to Queen and performs for the first time.

• In 1999, actor Chandler Riggs is born in Atlanta. He rose to fame for his performance in this AMC drama.

Opinion
• The Daily News has a lot of concerns about how Tiffany Caban will lead the Queens DA office if her slim majority holds up.

• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star writes that new regulations protecting tenants are great, but only if enforcement of them follows.

In the Blogs
• A trip on the AirTrain at JFK Airport is about to get a little pricier.

• Windmuller Pool in Woodside – along with 52 others across the city – will open today for the summer season.

Trending in New York
#DemDebate
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Scoreboard
• The Mets lost to the Phillies, 5-4. New York (37-44) wraps up its road series with the Phillies today at 1:05 p.m.

• The Yankees edged the Blue Jays, 8-7. The Yankees (52-28) are off for two days before a two-game series with the Red Sox in London.

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That Slapstick Show!  Sat June 29th 6:30pm A look at rare early sound comedy shorts from the major Hollywood studios of the 1930s. $10  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria.
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Real Estate
• John Banks is stepping down as head of REBNY. Here’s a profile of him that ran in This Is Queensborough last year.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat June 29th 1-3pm  54-08 64th Street, Maspeth Plateau- Detached one familywith garage in move in condition.  3BRs, 1 full bath, EIK, FDR, full basement. $808,000. Marie Breslin – O’Kane Realty 917-623-6306  

OPEN HOUSE – Sat June 29th 1-3pm  66-66 71st Street, Middle Village – Renovated 2 family home has 5 BRs, 3 bath, finished basement, backyard with BBQ area, 2 car garage. Joann C. Realty. 917-317-4034   

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 960-square-foot co-op at 58-25 251st Street in Little Neck for $349,000.

Style & Fashion
• Granny cardigans are somehow sexy again thanks to bra-less looks sported by Instagirls like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner.

• The Observer predicts that the summer of 2019 hot look is going to take its cue from golf.

Events
Middle Village - 10 a.m. – Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza attends commencement ceremony. Queens Metropolitan High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

Astoria - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Astoria Park Pool Season Opening. 19th St. & 23rd Dr.

Flushing – 11 a.m. – Ceremony to officially change Citi Field’s address to 41 Seaver Way. Citi Field, 126th St.

Long Island City – 1 p.m. – Elected officials and parks advocates launch “2020: Year of the Parks.” Queensbridge Park, 41st Rd. & 40th Ave.

Woodside – 3 p.m. – DOT to unveil New Roots Garden. 69th St. & BQE

Sunnyside – 4 to 7 p.m. – Beats in Bliss Plaza wtih RIOULT Dance Company. Bliss Plaza, 46th St. & Queens Blvd.

Broad Channel - 5:30 to 7 p.m. – State Senator Joseph Addabbo Mobile Office Hours. Queens Library, 16-26 Crossbay Blvd.

• Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Queens Library Board of Trustees Meeting. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

Richmond Hill – 6 to 7 p.m. – Cinderella presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions. Forest Park, Sobelsohn Playground, 119-01 Park Lane South

LIC – 6 to 8 p.m. – Live at the Landing: Joe Knipes Trio. LIC Landing, 52-10 Centre Blvd.

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Independence Day Celebration. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shire Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

June 27th, 2019 at 8:53 am

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