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Thursday, May 23

Weather
• A chance of scattered strong and severe storms this afternoon with a high of 88.

Top Stories
• The MTA is on the hunt for the “idiots” who are pulling emergency brakes on subway trains, snarling tush-hour commutes.

• Pakistani officials are saying that they have test fired a nuclear-capablemissile.

• A catastrophic tornado ripped through the capital of Missouri, destroying buildings and leaving at least three dead.

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Greta Van Fleet  Sat May 25th  7pm “March of the Peaceful Army” $54.50 – $64.50  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills
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Queens News
• Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg made a visit to Long Island City yesterday, and among other topics discussed impeaching Donald Trump.

• Soil tests taken in Astoria Park show elevated lead levels that exceed current EPA and New York State standards.

• Here’s your guide to the Memorial Day Parades – and street closures – in Queens this weekend.

Politics
• The review isn’t over and there is community opposition, but the city still posted a job opening for “Director of the Borough Based Jail System.”

• Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is endorsing public defender Tiffany Caban for Queens district attorney.

Entertainment
• James Holzhauer won his 25th straight game of “Jeopardy” and has started donating some of his record-breaking winnings to charity.

• Country fans are boycotting Wrangler jeans because of a new collaboration with rapper Lil Nas X.

Buzzing Back

• In 1999, the UK’s Royal Mail issued stamps featuring Freddie Mercury to mark his contribution to Live Aid in 1985.

• In 1974, pop singer Jewel is born in Payson, Utah. Although not on it, she is related to the Kilcher family portrayed in this Discovery channel show.

Opinion
• A contributor to Slate writes that the real reason the president stormed out of a meeting on improving infrastructure is because he has no real plan.

• The Daily News argues that the state must pass legislation that would prohibit using religion as an excuse to avoid vaccinating children.

In the Blogs
Queens RockFest is returning to Forest Park this summer.

• We Heart Astoria catches up with Oli.Vine chef and “Chopped” winnerNicholas Poulmentis.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (23-25) beat the Nationals, 6-1. New York and Washington wrap up their series with a 12:10 p.m. matinee at Citi Field

• The Yankees (31-17) topped the Orioles, 7-5. The Bombers and Baltimore also meet in the afternoon. First pitch is at 12:35 p.m.

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Apollo 11: First Steps Edition  Now thru Jan 2020 2pm A 2D cinematic experience that includes never-before-seen footage of the first lunar landing. Tickets  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
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Real Estate
• A proposal to replace Flushing’s RKO Keith Theater with a 16-story condo remains on track. Plans are to demolish the theater by February of next year.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 25th 12-3pm  53-81 66th Street, Maspeth – Two family detached on double lot, 2 BRs over 2 BRs, 2-car garage, 4-car driveway, deck, full finished basement.  $1,150M. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sun May 26th 3-4pm  58-24 79th Street, Middle Village – One family brick w/ modern kitchen, full finished basement, 2 BRs, 1 car garage, near park. $729,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• Sold – Three-bedroom, one-bath, 1,100-square-foot home at 20-22 28th Street in Astoria for $940,000.

Style & Fashion
• Kathryn Brolin, wife of actor Josh Brolin, is setting the fashion world on fire with her brand of clothing for women with longer-than-average frames.

• Before she launched the kids clothing site Maisonette, Sylvanan Ward Durrett ran it by her former boss, Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

Events
• Kew Gardens – 10:30 a.m. – Borough President’s Land Use Hearing. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Elected officials and advocates call for better enforcement of bus lanes. 56-34 Main St.

• Kew Gardens – 1:30 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz and Councilman Donovan Richards discuss biased marijuana enforcement. Queens County Courthouse, 125-01 Queens Blvd.

• Fresh Meadows – 1:30 p.m. – Elected officials call for passage of bill that would make utility companies responsible for repairing sewer lines. 188th St. & 81st Ave.

• Jamaica – 2 p.m. – Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul tours new hotel. TWA Hotel, Terminal 5

• Jackson Heights – 6 p.m. – Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs screens We Speak NYC. Jewish Center of Jackson Heights, 37-6 77th St.

Astoria – 7 p.m. – Sauced Cinema: A League of Their Own. Catch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Ave.

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May 23rd, 2019 at 8:52 am

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