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Morning Buzz: Cops look into Nydia Velazquez death threats, Woodside chef missing since weekend

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Thursday, August 22

Weather
• Partly cloudy and hot, with a high of 92.

Top Stories
• A dying gangbanger in Brooklyn told officers “F—you” when asked to identify his shooter. He was one of five killed in Queens and Brooklyn in one night.

• The city is relaxing requirements that will make it easier for undocumented residents to enter affordable housing lotteries.

• The NYPD sergeant in the Eric Garner cased pleaded guilty to departmental charges and will lost 20 vacation days.

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Waterfront Concert Series: Lost Soul Found  Thurs Aug 22 7:30pm  R&B sounds of the 60s & 70s. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd.
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Queens News
• Andrea Zamperoni, a Woodside resident and head chef at Cipriani Dolce in Grand Central Terminal, has been missing since last weekend.

• Police are investigating threats by a man who said he was going to kill Ridgewood congresswoman Nydia Velazquez.

• The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce will test a new community currency – Unispheres – at its annual Flushing Night Out event this weekend.

Politics
• Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders released a plan to double union membership during his first term in office if elected.

• An audio snafu turned Mayor Bill de Blasio into a laughingstock as he addressed an Iowa labor group via video yesterday.

Entertainment
• The threat of bubonic plague is curtailing plans for a three-day festival over Labor Day weekend featuring the band Phish.

• Here’s the best television shows and movies you should stream on Netflix before they disappear from the service in September.

Buzzing Back

• In 1950, Althea Gibson becomes the first African-American on the U.S. Tennis tour.

• In 1978, comedian James Corden is born in London. In 2017, he started this series, featuring various celebrities taking a song-filled ride around town.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate says that President Donald Trump’s reckless ploy to buy Greenland was an insult to our allies.

• The Daily News calls out the mayor for his “ridiculous sympathy” for shuttered pizzeria Di Fara while squeezing other small businesses across the city.

In the Blogs
• The 104th Precinct is finally getting some much-needed renovations, but the local councilman is still searching for an entirely new site.

• The Astoria Park Alliance will be holding Summer Social fundraiser at Singlecut Brewery tonight.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets topped the Indians, 4-3, in extra innings. New York (66-60) and Cleveland wrap up their series today at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

• The Yankees dropped their second straight to Oakland, 6-4. The Yanks (83-45) finish with the A’s tonight at 9:37 p.m. before heading to L.A. for three with the Dodgers.

• The Giants play their third preseason game tonight at 7 p.m. against the Bengals in Cincinnati.

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Beatles Under the Stars  Thurs Aug 22nd 7pm Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy! The Shops at Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Avenue, Glendale
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Real Estate
• The iconic Pepsi-Cola logo sign in Long Island City will get a JetBlue addition, which will stay in place until October 1.

OPEN HOUSE – Thurs Aug 22nd 6-8pm. 97-09 110th Street, Richmond Hill – One family with 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, porch, yard, semi-finished basement. Owner will listen to offers. $629,000. Pirillo Realty. 718-418-9500

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 24th 12-3pm. 60-60 60th Lane, Maspeth – Large 2 family home – 6 rooms over 5 rooms. Wood floors, full basement, driveway, 2 car garage. Close to all. $949,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 895-square-foot duplex at 68-69 Bell Boulevard in Oakland Gardens for $375,000.

Style & Fashion
• A Post staffer took a scoop-neck leopard-print skintight romper – the summer garment of choice for trendsetters – for a spin around Manhattan.

• Established retailers are debuting their own clothing subscription services to compete with Rent the Runway.

Events
Bayside - 10:30 a.m. – Oh Behave! with The Mannerhausens for kids 5-10 years old. Crocheron Park, 35th Ave. & Cross Island Parkway

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park – 12:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer releases report showing USTA hid millions in revenue. Avenue of the States & United Nations Ave. North

LIC – 6 to 8 p.m. – Live at the Landing: Quantum. LIC Landing, 52-10 Center Blvd.

Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – Evening Cocktail & Craft: Rainforest Terrarium. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

Howard Beach – 7 to 9 p.m. – Arnie Mig Memorial Big Band Concert. St. Helen’s, 157th Ave. & 84th St.

Bayside - 7 to 10 p.m. – Shakespeare in the Park: The Tragedy of King Richard III. Crocheron Park, 35th Ave. & Cross Island Parkway

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Waterfront Concert: Lost Soul Found. Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Blvd.

Glendale – Dusk – Beatles under the Stars. Shops at Atlas, 80-00 Cooper Ave.

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August 22nd, 2019 at 9:14 am

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