MORNING BUZZ (8/15): Malcolm Smith blames racist gentrification for indictment, Police release footage of murder suspect

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 15

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 77 degrees.

Top Stories
• Ferguson police are set to name to officer responsible in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

• Al Maliki agrees to step down as Prime Minister of Iraq.

• New York students are scoring better on standardized tests

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Myrtle Avenue Festival – Sun Aug 17th 12-6PM Food vendors, craft vendors, entertainment and more! Fun for the whole family. Myrtle Avenue btwn Fresh Pond Road & Forest Avenue. Call 718-444-6028 for more information.

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Queens News

• State Senator Malcolm Smith believes racist forces of gentrification are behind his indictment. 

• Police have released footage of a man they suspect for murder. 

• Southern Queens residents are pushing for transit improvements

Entertainment
• Robin Williams almost didn’t make Aladdin.

• Someone forgot to remove a plastic water bottle from the background of a Downtown Abby promo shot.

Opinion
• amNY says justice is needed in Ferguson.

• Meanwhile, The New York Times talks about the search for calm in Missouri.

Scoreboard
• Mets lost 4-1 to the Nationals last night, and will face the Cubs at 7:10 p.m. in Flushing.

• Yanks lost 5-3 to the Orioles, and will travel to St. Petersburg to face the Rays tonight at7:10 p.m.

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Astoria Park Shore Fest 2014 – Sun. Aug. 17th 1-6PM Make Shore BoulevART! Join us to paint, play music, dance and much more. FREE! Shore Blvd btwn Astoria Park So & Ditmars Blvd. Astoriaparkalliance.blogspot.com

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Real Estate
• Latest news- A large, waterfront site in Queens has hit the market for $60 million. 

• For sale – Jamaica – Four-bedroom, three-bedroom, two-family home. Asking $525,000.
Crifasi Real Estate
• For sale – Howard Beach – Six-bedroom, 3.5-bath, semi-detached two family home. Asking $649,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 847-square-foot, single-family brick home with a private garage and driveway at 4845 188th St. in Flushing for $635,000.

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• MoMA is digitizing Warhol’s film collection in order to save it.

• Police are inviting street artists to tag up a building slated for destruction.
Restaurant ABC’s 
Grade: A – Astoria – Pizza Palace

Grade: B – Jackson Heights – La Abundancia: Cold food item held above 41F; Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment to keep potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained. 

Grade: C – Elmhurst – Las Delicias Peruanas Restaurant: Cold food item held above 41F; Evidence of mice or live mice present; Live roaches present in food and/or non-food areas; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated flies present; Food not protected from contamination in storage; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use; Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizer solution; Facility not vermin-proof; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.

 

Events

• Flushing – 10 a.m. – Greater NY Social and Health Adult Day Care Center 2nd Anniversary. 132-29 Blossom Ave.

• Astoria – 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Cinema of Patrick Lung Kong. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Flushing Chinese Business Association  press conference to introduce “Flushing Map.” 40-48 Main St., Suite 302.

• Long island City – 11:30 a.m. – Urban Upbound protest hiring plan in place for new hotel. Mayflower Hotel, 12th St.Between 38th & 40th Avenues

• Jamaica – Noon to 4 p.m. – Craftsmen Days. King Manor Museum, 150-3 Jamaica Ave.

• Astoria – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Performing Poetry Workshop with Ngoma Hill at Queens Council on the Arts. 37-11 35th Ave.

• Flushing – 7:30 p.m.  – Alex Schirling presents Don Giovanni. Queens College, LeFrak Concert Hall, Reeves Ave.

• LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Irish Movie Night. New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave.

• Jamaica – 8 p.m. – Classic Monster Film Fridays: The Thing. Rufus King Park, 89th Avenue.

• Rockaway – 8 p.m. – Beach Flix. Beach 97th Street waterfront.

Weekend Events

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

• Corona – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Red Cross CPR and First Aid for Toddlers certification. Latin Women in Action, Inc., 103-06 39th Ave.

• Howard Beach 12-3 p.m. – State Senator Joseph Addabbo host annual Veteran’s BBQ. 102nd St. & 160th Ave.

• Rego Park 1 p.m. – Family Fun Day with kid’s singer Dave Jay.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.

• Astoria – 1 p.m. – History Roundtable: First Lady of the United States. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, Fourth floor.

• Rego Park 1 p.m. – Kids Singer Dave Jay. Rego Center’s Galleria, 61-35 Junction Blvd.

• Jackson Heights – 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Chatpati Mela: Celebratiing Food & Arts in the South Asian Community. Pedestrian Plaza, 78th Street between Northern Boulevard and 34th Avenue.

• Corona – 2 p.m. – Gordon Au & The Grand Street Stompers. Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St.

• Ridgewood – 2:30 p.m. – Choban Elektrik. Queens Ridgewood Library Branch, 20-12 Madison St.

• Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – Music in the Garden: The Ebony Hillbillies. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

• Woodside – 6 p.m. – Mexican Night. La Adelita, 52-22 Roosevelt Ave.

• East Elmhurst 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – International Street Fair. Church of the Resurrection, 100-17 32nd Ave.

• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Alex Schirling presents Don Giovanni. Queens College, LeFrak Concert Hall, Reeves Ave.

SUNDAY
• Maspeth – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – 16th Annual Summer Slam Car Show & Blood Drive. Maspeth Federal Parking Lot. 69th St. & Grand Ave.

• Maspeth  1-3PM  Come celebrate the 6th Anniversary of Isabella’s. Free giveaways! 55-03 69th Street

• Rockaway – 10 p.m. – Rockspot Edible Plant Bike Tour. Beach 59th St.

• Astoria – 1 to 5 p.m. – Ping Pong in the Park. 19th Street between Astoria Park South and Ditmars Boulevard.

• Astoria – 1 to 6:30 p.m. – Astoria Park Shore Fest. Shore Boulevard between Astoria Park South and Ditmars Boulevard.

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