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Morning Buzz: Body of an eight-month-old pulled from East River, LIRR suspends service between Jamaica and Penn Station

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Monday, August 6

Weather
• Stay cool! Sunny with a high of 93 degrees today.

Top Stories
• The lifeless body of an eight-month-old washed up under the Brooklyn Bridgein lower Manhattan on Sunday afternoon.

• Trump made some shocking admissions when he tweeted about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting.

• Service on the LIRR from Ronkonkoma to Hicksville and between Jamaica to Penn Station was suspended after two people were struck and killed by two different trains Monday morning.

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Movies on the Waterfront: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial  Mon Aug 6th Sundown   Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge & the pool.
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Queens News
• An off duty EMT was left unhurt after being carjacked by three men with a gunin Laurelton.

• Cops arrested a Florida-based standup comic for harassing a woman while she was walking home in Woodside.

• A brave woman saved a toddler who was dangling from a 10-foot-high fire escape in Woodside.

Politics
• Councilman Jumaane Williams is polling well in the race for New York State lieutenant governor.

• Six were arrested in the assassination attempt of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Entertainment
• Demi Lovato broke her silence two weeks after a near fatal drug overdose.

• Facts of Life star Charlotte Rae passed away at age 92.

Weekend Box Office
• Mission Impossible – Fallout: $35 million
• Disney’s Christopher Robin: $25 million
• The Spy Who Dumped Me: $12.3 million
• Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: $9.1 million
• The Equalizer 2: $8.8 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1970 the Concert for Peace is held in Shea Stadium coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

• In 1928 pop artist Andy Warhol is born in Pittsburgh, PA.  In 2008, this painting sold for $100 million making this his most valuable work.

Opinion
• The Daily News argued that Republicans are doing too little to thwart Russian election meddling in 2018.

• The Times explores why the government wants to know your citizenship status.

In the Blogs
• The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema is currently underway and will run until August 12th.

• An architect in Sunnyside received a national honor for her contributions to the field.

Trending in New York
• Charlotte Rae
• Red Sox
• London
• Trump
• Mollie Tibbetts

Scoreboard
• The Mets (45-64) were defeated again by the Atlanta Braves, losing 5-4 in the tenth inning.

• The Yankees (68-42) fell to the Boston Red Sox, also losing 5-4 in the tenth inning.

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Movies Under the Stars: Black Panther  Mon Aug 6th  Sundown  Bring a chair or blanket for some Action, Adventure & Sci-Fi.  Cunningham Park,196-10 Union Tpke, Fresh Meadows
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a three-story mixed-use building at 28-57 45th Street in Astoria.

• For Sale – Astoria - Semidetached two family on spacious 25×100 s/f lot.  1st flr has LR, kitchen, 2BR, full bath and access to beautiful backyard, 2nd flr has LR, kitchen, 2BRs, 2 full bath.  Asking $1,499,000 O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• For Sale – Forest Hills – Completely renovated 2BR co-op w/ top of the line finishes.  P/T doorman, pet friendly, close to subway, shopping and restaurants.  Asking $349,000. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303

• Sold – Bayside – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 67-46 224th St. for $325,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Sunday at 1:15 a.m., in front of 41-10 29 St., a man punched a 35-year-old male victim in the face following a confrontation. The victim’s head hit the pavement when he fell back and he lost consciousness. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The suspect fled the scene inside of a white sport utility vehicle.

• 81-year-old Berstford Bernard has been reported missing. He was last seen on Saturday, inside of his residence at 40-03 Vernon Boulevard, at around 10 a.m. He is described as black, 6’3″ tall and 180 lbs. with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a brown shirt and black shorts.

Events
• Corona – 11 a.m. – Black Leadership Action Coalition and Bertha Lewis will rally with Senator Jose Peralta and tenants of LeFrak City in support of major improvements. LeFrak City Library, 98-30 57th Ave.

• Astoria – 11 a.m. – Queens Library President Dennis Walcott welcomes Queens Borough President Melinda Katz,  Councilman Costa Constantinides and State Senators Jose Peralta and Michael Gianaris to a groundbreaking ceremony for renovations at the Steinway Library, 21-45 31st St.

Jackson Heights – 11:30 a.m. – National Be a Hero Tour makes a stop at Make the Road NY.  Make the Road New York, Queens Office, 92-10 Roosevelt Ave

  Kew Gardens Hills - 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Every Vote Counts!  Absentee Ballots Available.  Queens Library, 72-33 Vleigh Place

• LIC – 4 p.m. – Summer Kids @ The Landing: Bricks 4 Kids.  Hunter’s Point park, 52-10 Center Blvd

 Flushing - 5:30 p.m. – The Tragedy of Hamlet.  Queens Library, 41-17 Main Street

• Astoria – Sundown – Movies on the Waterfront: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge & pool.

Written by QTadmin

August 6th, 2018 at 1:11 pm

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