MORNING BUZZ (7/25): Queens mom sees missing daughter’s sex ad, Whitestone seawall under fire

The NYPA award-winning Morning BUZZ: In 3 minutes – top 20 news items in 20 words or less at 8 a.m. daily.

Friday, July 25

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 84.

Top Stories
• An Air Algerie flight that went missing over Mali crashed with no survivors, according to French President Francois Hollande.

• As Secretary of State John Kerry struggles to establish a cease-fire in Gaza, Palestinians have declared a day of rage.

• Cops have found DNA evidence on the bleached white flags hoisted above the Brooklyn Bridge that they believe will lead them to the perpetrators. 

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World’s Fair Play Festival – July 25th – 27th (Check website for performance times) A presentation of ten original ten-minute plays inspired by the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fair. $18 Queens Theatre – Flushing Meadows Corona Park www.queenstheatre.org

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Queens News

• A Queens mother was horrified to find her missing 16-year-old daughter, a sex traffickingvictim, is selling sex on CraigsList. 

• A Whitestone resident is fighting to save a seawall that he says saved his and many other homes during Hurricane Sandy.

• Enjoy it while it lasts, because the days of the Rockaway Ferry are numbered.

Entertainment
• Even though Alec Baldwin refused to apologize to the cops who arrested him forriding his bike the wrong way, he was pardoned.

• The new trailer for 50 Shades of Grey is leaving much to be desired for some reviewers.

Opinion
• NY Times speaks up about the rising death toll in Gaza.

• NY Post says that an independent investigator is not the answer in IRS hearings.

Scoreboard
• After a devastating 9-1 loss to the Brewers last night, the Mets will face the team again tonight at 8:10 p.m. in Milwaukee.

• The Yankees finished out their series against the Rangers with a 4-2 win yesterday. Tonight, the team will face the Blue Jays at home, first pitch at 7:05 p.m.

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Thunderbird American Indian Pow-Wow – Fri 7/25 – Sun 7/27 (Check website for performance times) New York City’s oldest and largest pow wow.  Queens Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park www.queensfarm.org

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Real Estate
• Latest news – A new development may be in the works at Crescent Street and 42 Roadnear Queens Plaza in LIC.

• For sale – Richmond Hill – Six-bedroom, three-bath, Victorian home with a wrap around front porch. Asking $720,000.

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• For sale – Forest Hills – One-bedroom, one-bath, 700-square-foot co-op. Asking $175,000.
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• Sold – A four-bedroom, one-bathroom, detached 1,408 sq. ft. home at 9011 198 St. in Jamaica for $475,000. 

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• A mysterious art installation has popped up on North Brother Island. 

• A Manhattan gallery is drawing criticism for putting a photo of a man’s full monty in their front window. 
Restaurant ABC’s 
Grade: A – Sunnyside – El Buen Sabor Bakery
Grade: B – Flushing – Shanghai Tide – Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas; Live roaches in facility’s food and/or non-food areas; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use; Facility not vermin-proof. 
Grade: C – Jackson Heights – Pollos a la Brasa Mario – Hot food items not held at or above 140 degrees; Cold food items held about 41 degrees; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-related (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas; Facility not vermin-proof.

Events

• Rockaway – 11 a.m. – Parks Department opens new amusement park-themed playground. Beach Channel Playground, Beach 79th St. Between Beach Channel Dr. & Rockaway Beach Blvd.

• Long Island City – 11:30 a.m. – Urban Upbound and elected officials protest hotel reneging on deal to hire in the local community. Mayflower Hotel, 12th St. Between 38th & 40th Avenues.

• Corona – 6 to 8 p.m. – Seeds of Talent Audition. Dominico American Society of Queens, 40-27 97th St.

• Rockaway – 7 to 9 p.m. – A Beatles cover band plays a live concert at the beach. Beach 108 Street on the Boardwalk.

• Rego Park – 7:30 p.m. – Hip to Hip Theatre performs the slapstick comedy Two Gentlemen of Verona. 93-29 Queens Blvd.

• Corona – 8 p.m. – World’s Fair Play Festival. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S.

• Jamaica 8 p.m. – Screening of Godzilla as part of the Classic Monster Film Fridays series. Rufus King Park, Jamaica Avenue at 153 Street. 

Weekend Events

SATURDAY
• Jackson Heights – All day – FLIC NIC event as part of the Queens World Film Festival. Travers Park, 78th Street and 34th Avenue. 

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

• Ridgewood – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Feral/Stray/Community Cats & TNR, Class/Workshop/Webinar. Ridgewood library branch, 20-12 Madison St.

• Rego Park – 1 p.m. Candy Twisted Balloon Show. Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.

• Sunnyside – 1 to 6 p.m. – Children’s Arts and Crafts Fair. Sunnyside Arch, 46th Street between Greenpoint Avenue and Queens Boulevard.

• LIC – 1 p.m. – Screening of the 75-year-old film Wizard of Oz. Greater Astoria Historical Society Quinn Building at 3520 Broadway, fourth floor.

• St. Albans – 7:30 p.m. – Hip to Hip Theatre presents King Cymbelline at St. Albans Park. Merrick and Linden boulevards.

SUNDAY
• Richmond Hill – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Richmond Hill Flea Market. 117-09 Hillside Ave.

• Jamaica – 11 a.m. – Press conference to announced the 19th Annual Jamaica Arts & Music Festival. City Rib, 89-14 Parsons Blvd.

  Flushing – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – A Taste of Italy  Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Avenue

• Flushing – 6:15 p.m. – Music in the Garden: Alicia Svigals & Friends. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

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