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Morning Buzz: Citi Field getting new Seaver-inspired address, Dem presidential candidates square off in first debate

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Thursday, June 27

• Sunny with a high of 89.

Top Stories
• CNN breaks down the winners and losers of last night’s first Democratic debate. Spoiler alert: Mayor Bill de Blasio falls into the latter category.

• A proposed reorganization of the MTA could strip the head of New York City Transit of any oversight of a plan to fix the subway and bus systems.

• Branding him a dangerous racist, Asian-American parents are calling for the ouster of Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza.

Independence Celebration  Thurs June 27th 7:30pm Featuring the Queens Symphony Orchestra, followed by a spectacular fireworks display! Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria Pool.

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Queens News
• The iconic Shalimar Diner in Rego Park may move to Riverhead thanks to the help of former Met Lenny “Nails” Dykstra.

• Citi Field is getting a new address: 126th Street from Northern Boulevard to Roosevelt Avenue will be renamed 41 Seaver Way.

• The Queens Democratic machine is scrambling for a recount after Tiffany Caban’s apparent win in the race for Queens district attorney.

• Former mayor Michael Bloomberg is the richest person in New York, and the ninth wealthiest person in the world.

• Political newcomer Justin Potter will challenge State Senator Michael Gianarisin the 2020 Democratic Primary.

• Former Knick Carmelo Anthony denies cheating rumors after he is spotted on a yacht with a mystery woman.

• Max Wright, who was know for playing the dad on “ALF,” has passed away at the age of 75 after a long battle with cancer.

Buzzing Back

• In 1970, A band called Smile changes their name to Queen and performs for the first time.

• In 1999, actor Chandler Riggs is born in Atlanta. He rose to fame for his performance in this AMC drama.

• The Daily News has a lot of concerns about how Tiffany Caban will lead the Queens DA office if her slim majority holds up.

• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star writes that new regulations protecting tenants are great, but only if enforcement of them follows.

In the Blogs
• A trip on the AirTrain at JFK Airport is about to get a little pricier.

• Windmuller Pool in Woodside – along with 52 others across the city – will open today for the summer season.

Trending in New York

• The Mets lost to the Phillies, 5-4. New York (37-44) wraps up its road series with the Phillies today at 1:05 p.m.

• The Yankees edged the Blue Jays, 8-7. The Yankees (52-28) are off for two days before a two-game series with the Red Sox in London.

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That Slapstick Show!  Sat June 29th 6:30pm A look at rare early sound comedy shorts from the major Hollywood studios of the 1930s. $10  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria.

Real Estate
• John Banks is stepping down as head of REBNY. Here’s a profile of him that ran in This Is Queensborough last year.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat June 29th 1-3pm  54-08 64th Street, Maspeth Plateau- Detached one familywith garage in move in condition.  3BRs, 1 full bath, EIK, FDR, full basement. $808,000. Marie Breslin – O’Kane Realty 917-623-6306  

OPEN HOUSE – Sat June 29th 1-3pm  66-66 71st Street, Middle Village – Renovated 2 family home has 5 BRs, 3 bath, finished basement, backyard with BBQ area, 2 car garage. Joann C. Realty. 917-317-4034   

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 960-square-foot co-op at 58-25 251st Street in Little Neck for $349,000.

Style & Fashion
• Granny cardigans are somehow sexy again thanks to bra-less looks sported by Instagirls like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner.

• The Observer predicts that the summer of 2019 hot look is going to take its cue from golf.

Middle Village - 10 a.m. – Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza attends commencement ceremony. Queens Metropolitan High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

Astoria - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Astoria Park Pool Season Opening. 19th St. & 23rd Dr.

Flushing – 11 a.m. – Ceremony to officially change Citi Field’s address to 41 Seaver Way. Citi Field, 126th St.

Long Island City – 1 p.m. – Elected officials and parks advocates launch “2020: Year of the Parks.” Queensbridge Park, 41st Rd. & 40th Ave.

Woodside – 3 p.m. – DOT to unveil New Roots Garden. 69th St. & BQE

Sunnyside – 4 to 7 p.m. – Beats in Bliss Plaza wtih RIOULT Dance Company. Bliss Plaza, 46th St. & Queens Blvd.

Broad Channel - 5:30 to 7 p.m. – State Senator Joseph Addabbo Mobile Office Hours. Queens Library, 16-26 Crossbay Blvd.

• Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Queens Library Board of Trustees Meeting. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

Richmond Hill – 6 to 7 p.m. – Cinderella presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions. Forest Park, Sobelsohn Playground, 119-01 Park Lane South

LIC – 6 to 8 p.m. – Live at the Landing: Joe Knipes Trio. LIC Landing, 52-10 Centre Blvd.

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Independence Day Celebration. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shire Blvd.

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June 27th, 2019 at 8:53 am

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