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Morning Buzz: Biz owners object to Austin St. loading zones, LIRR train derails in Queens

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Thursday, August 2

Weather
• Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 89.

Top Stories
• The TSA is considering eliminating screening at 150 small and medium-sized airports, a move the agency admits could pose a security risk.

• A collections manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art was busted for taking upskirt photos of women. “This is going to ruin my life,” he told cops.

• The Bronx bodega were a teenager was brutally murdered by a street gangwill reopen under new owners.

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Jamaica JAMS Under the Stars  Fri Aug 3rd 6-10pm  A variety of talent paying homage to legends of Jazz, R&B, Rock & Funk Music. Rufus King Park, Jamaica Avenue between 150th & 153rd Streets, Jamaica
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Queens News
• A plan to add several truck loading zones on Austin Street in Forest Hills has local business owners threatening to leave the commercial strip.

• The judge who freed a Queens pizza deliveryman who was detained while making run to Fort Hamilton slammed the the Trump administration’s policies.

• An LIRR train derailed in Queens yesterday afternoon, causing nightmare evening commutes for straphangers.

Politics
• A City Council member at the heart of an ethics probe has agreed to stop sending his opinionated newsletters from his government account.

• A bill that quietly passed the state legislature would give 12 weeks of bereavement leave to a person who loses a family member.

Entertainment
• The second annual Degraw Fest will bring the best in new Brooklyn music to Gowanus this weekend.

• Two years after she accused him of domestic violence, Johnny Depp now says ex-wife Amber Heard punched him in the face.

Buzzing Back

• In 1990, Iraq invades Kuwait. One week later, Operation Desert Shield began as U.S. forces raced to the Persian Gulf.

• In 1992, singer Charli XCX is born in England. In 2014, she reached the top of the Billboard charts with Iggy Azalea for this song.

Opinion
• A councilwoman penned an op-ed for the New York Times supporting a cap on for-hire car services like Uber and Lyft.

• The Daily News blasts the governor for attacking a reporter who dared ask him about potential pay-to-play conflicts with some of his campaign donations.

In the Blogs
• Woodside’s popular Mister Chicken is going to open an LIC outpost.

• The Newtown Pentacle shares a night of municipal theater with the Department of Environmental Protection in Astoria.

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Scoreboard
• The Yankees (68-38) fell to the Orioles, 7-5. New York starts a huge four-game series against the Red Sox in Fenway Park tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• The Mets (44-61) fell to the Nationals, 5-3. The Mets host Atlanta for a weekend four-game set. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

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Waterfront Concert Series  Thurs Aug 2nd 7:30pm Relive the Rock & Roll days of yesterday with Who tribute band Bargain. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd. between Hell Gate Bridge & Astoria Pool
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Real Estate
• You don’t technically need an engineer when you buy a co-op, but a real estate expert writes in the Queens Ledger that sometimes you might want one.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 4th 12-3pm  60-67 70th Avenue, Ridgewood – Brick 2 family Townhouse has 6 large rooms over 4 w/ full basement. Near all, delivered vacant. Asking $1,389,000 CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 4th 1-2:30pm. 82-23 Eliot Avenue, Middle Village- One family brick with second 36.71×43.99 lot included. 4BRs, FDR, 2 full bath, full basement, garage. Asking $929,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• Sold – Three bedroom, 1.5-bath, 1,350-square-foot single-family home at 150-35 22nd Avenue in Whitestone for $800,000.

Style & Fashion
• Banana Republic: fruit prints are this summer’s biggest fashion trend, but they actually have a long and sweet history in the fashion world.

Irasshaimase! Japanese fashion mogul Issey Miyake is opening a brick-and-mortar location in Nolita.

Events
LIC - 10 a.m. – Summer Kids at The Landing: OWL Creative Movement. Hunter’s Point Park, 52-10 Center Blvd.

• Flushing – 1 p.m. – Grand Opening. EXIT Realty Dynasty, 136-33 37th Ave., Suite 8C

LIC – 4 p.m. – Summer Kids at The Landing: Girls Scouts for ages 6-12. Hunter’s Point Park, 52-10 Center Blvd.

• LIC – 4 p.m. – Summer Kids at The Landing: Music with Andy & Suzanna. Hunter’s Point Park, 52-10 Center Blvd.

Astoria - 7 p.m. – See It Big! 70mm: 2001 – A Space Odyssey.  Museum of the Moving Image. 36-01 35th Ave.

LIC – 7 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Loveling.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

Rego Park – 7 to 9 p.m. – Adult Paint & Sip Night. La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.

Bayside – 7:30 p.m. – Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well. Crocheron Park, 35th Ave. & Cross Island Pkwy.

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Waterfront Concert Series: Bargain – The Who Tribute. Astoria Park Lawn

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August 2nd, 2018 at 10:03 am

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