MORNING BUZZ (8/1): Racial confrontation leads to vehicular assault, Man cashes in on mother’s Holocaust-survivor benefits

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

Weather
• A high of 84 with a chance of showers.

Top Stories
• 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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Queens News

• After a confrontation involving racial slurs, a father of two was hit by a truck and dragged down the street in Ozone Park.

• A man collected $56,000 in benefits from the German government meant for his Holocaust-survivor mother by lying about her death. 

• Another man was caught stealing roughly $75 from a donation box at a Kew Gardens synagogue. 

Entertainment
• 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.

Opinion
• 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.”

Scoreboard
• 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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Real Estate
• 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. 
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

• 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.

Weekend Events

SATURDAY
• 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.

SUNDAY

• 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.

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