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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

• 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.

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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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

• 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

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.

• 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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