The NYPA award-winning Morning BUZZ: In 3 minutes – top 20 news items in 20 words or less at 8 a.m. daily.
Friday, August 1
• A high of 84 with a chance of showers.
• Mere hours after it began, the humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza was under threat by accusations of violations from both sides.
• An inquiry by the C.I.A. affirms it spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
• Eric Cantor plans to step down and end his tenure on Capitol Hill on August 18.
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• Another man was caught stealing roughly $75 from a donation box at a Kew Gardens synagogue.
• Drew Barrymore’s half-sister was found dead in a car near San Diego.
• Girls star Allison Williams has been cast as Peter Pan in NBC’s upcoming Peter Pan Live.
• amNY says rising rents and falling incomes are forcing the Mayor to get creative when it comes to supplying affordable housing.
• New York Post continues to taunt the NYPD in its latest editorial entitled, “Police Commissioner Sharpton.”
• Mets will host the Giants at 7:10 p.m.
• Yankees travel to Boston to face the Red Sox at 7:10 p.m.
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• Latest news – Borough President Melinda Katz is opposed to the roughly 1,700-unitAstoria Cove project.
• 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 - Flushing – A two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 1,142 sq. ft. apartment home at 22816 67th Ave. for $515,000.
Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• The proposed NYC Municipal ID might come along with perks, like getting into museums for free.
• Model Karla Storie is suing the NYPD after she was arrested for nudity while participating in Andy Golub’s 2011 body-painting exhibition.
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.
• Bayside – 10:30 a.m. – State Senate candidate John Liu unveils his education play. Bayside High School, 32-24 Corporal Kennedy St.
• Jamaica – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Jamaica Arts & Music Summer (JAMS) Festival. Jamaica Avenue from Parsons Boulevard to 170th Street.
• Briarwood - 2 p.m. – State Senator Tony AVella rallies with local civic to rename subway station. 137-65 Queens Blvd.
• Little Neck – 4 to 5:30 p.m. – The Waters of Queens: Dirty or Clean? Douglaston/Little Neck Community Library, 249-01 Northern Blvd.
• Rockaway – 6:30 p.m. – Beach Flix screening of the film Lost Boys. Beach 87th Street.
• Sunnyside – 7 to 9:30 p.m. – Free Shakespeare performs Cymbeline. Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39th Ave.
• Flushing – 7:10 p.m. – New York Mets and Baseball Tomorrow Fund hosts equipment drive. Citi Field, Jackie Robinson Rotunda
• Flushing Meadows – 8 p.m. – Damas Del Bolero. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Blvd. S.
• Flushing Meadows – 10:30 a.m. “Get Up & Go!” Family Adventure Race. Fountain of the Planets near the Unisphere.
• Rego Park - 1:00 p.m. Kid’s singer Zev Haber. Rego Center, 61-01 Junction Blvd.
• Sunset Park – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Local Food and Recycling at Sunset Park Greenmarket. Fourth Avenue between 59th and 60th streets.
• Flushing Meadows – Noon – Mariachi Flor de Toloache. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S.
• Flushing – 1 to 2 p.m. – Community Conversations for Kids: Friendship. Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave.
• Flushing Meadows - 1 p.m. – Caperucita Roja (Little Red Riding Hood). Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S.
• Flushing Meadows - 8 p.m. – Play Reading: Cuerdas. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S.
• St. Albans – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Classic Car Show. Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick and Foch boulevards.
• Flushing – 3 p.m. – Hindu Awareness Day. The Hindu Temple Society of North America, 45-57 Bowne St.
• Astoria – 3 to 9 p.m. – Inaugural Astoria Rocks for St. Jude. Cavo, 42-18 31st Ave.
• Astoria – 6 p.m. – Indian Actor Om Puri Honored, Movie Screened. Kaufman Arts District.