Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: A gunman shot at an Upper East Side apartment scaring tenants; A father and son from Queens have a fatal rafting accident.

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Tuesday, August 21

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 83 degrees.

Top Stories
Tenants of an Upper East side apartment building feared for their lives when an unidentified gunman shot at them from Roosevelt Island.

Michigan’s top public health official is being brought to court after further deaths occurred that were related to the Flint water crisis.

Student protesters at the University of North Carolina knocked down a racist confederate statue that they asked officials to remove.

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US Open Fan Week  Tues Aug 21st Kicks off with the US Open Qualifying Tournament and consists of a series of free events.  USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing
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Queens News
One person died as a result of a chain reaction car crash that happened on the Van Wyck Expressway in Flushing Meadows.

A Queens father and son were found dead after a weekend rafting accident upstate.

A cab driver in Queens was robbed and bitten by a female passenger.

Politics
Russian hackers allegedly targeted Republicans that are against Trump.

Melania Trump has planned a solo trip to Africa for herself in the fall which has been interpreted by some as a slight to her husband.

Entertainment
The MTV Video Music Awards took place last night. Here is a complete list of the 2018 winners.

Twitter roasted Madonna for her Aretha Franklin tribute.

Buzzing Back

• In 1984 Tina Turners comeback album, “Private Dancer” is certified Platinum while this song off the album is certified gold.

• In 1981 reality star Tarek El Moussa is born in Long Beach, CA.  He gained fame co-hosting this HGTV series.

Opinion
The New York Times discussed the Muslim holiday Eid al- Adha that is currently being celebrated and the most important lessons that the holiday teaches.

• The Daily News discussed the approaching reality of closing Riker’s Island.

In the Blogs
Pesticides will be sprayed tonight at 8:30 pm in Sunnyside and Woodside in order to reduce mosquitos.

Signage appeared for 11-55 49th Avenue.

Trending in New York
#VMA’s
Dom Smith
The Hills
Post Malone
#Madonna

Scoreboard
• The Mets (54-70) lost to the San Francisco Giants 2-1 yesterday. They play the Giants again tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees play against the Miami Marlins tonight at 7:10 pm and again tomorrow at 7:10 pm as well.

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Egg Roll Making Workshop  Tues Aug 21st  6pm Chefs will demonstrate how to make Cantonese style, Taiwanese style, and Vietnamese style egg rolls.  $15-$20  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Real Estate
Here’s what you can get with $350,000 around New York City‘s five boroughs right now.

• For Sale - Glendale – Tudor style two family brick home being used as a one family.  2 wood burning fireplaces, sunken LR, FDR, 3BRs, 3 full bath, porch, I car garage.  Asking $750,000 Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• For Sale – Forest Hills – 3BR co-op convertible to 4BR, 2 baths, updated EIK w/ new appliances, terrace.  24-hour doorman, gym, swimming pool, valet garage parking.  Close to all.  Asking $938,888  Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• Sold – Glendale – A three bedroom, one bathroom, 1,248 square- foot house at 6243 80th Rd for $541,191. Zillow.

Technology
• Apple is planning a new low cost Mac-Book and a pro focused mac mini.

Apple Pay is now accepted in all Costcos in the United States.

Events
Flushing –  All Day Event – US Open Fan Week Kick-Off.  USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Douglaston – 10:30 a.m. – Puppets in the Park: The Big Good Wolf.  Alley Pond Park, 76th Ave & Springfield Blvd.

Astoria – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Carnival at the Bookstore: 5th Birthday Celebration!  Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st Street

Little Bay Park – 11:30 a.m. -State Senator Tony Avella and Assemblyman Edward Braunstein will stand with Columbia University Professor Dr. Peter Muenning to discuss “Optimizing airport flight patterns take a toll on human health”, Entrance to Little Bay Park (Off Totten Avenue).

Flushing – 6 p.m. – Egg Roll Making Workshop.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Elmhurst – 6:30 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz will attend Queen’s Jewish Community Council’s 50th Anniversary Dinner, Da Mikele Illagio catering hall, 79-17 Albion Avenue.

LIC – 7 p.m. – Live @ The Gantries: Chuck Braman Quintet.  Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Road

Middle Village – 7 p.m. – Summer Concert Series: Andy Cooney & His World Famous Irish Band.  Juniper Park, 80th Street & Juniper Blvd. North

Written by QTadmin

August 21st, 2018 at 12:55 pm

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