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Morning Buzz: Crowley concedes to Richards in Queens BP race, GOP congressman caught cursing at AOC

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Wednesday, July 22

• Partly cloudy with a high of 92 degrees.

Top Stories
• Resuming his COVID-19 briefings, Trump warned that virus will “get worse before it gets better.

• A Trump memo stating that undocumented immigrants should not be included in the 2020 Census count is facing legal challenges.

• Mayor de Blasio has no plans to shut down the “Occupy City Hall”encampment.

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Queens News
• Elizabeth Crowley conceded the Queens borough president race to frontrunner Donovan Richards.

• Two police officers were caught on video shooting water guns at Jamaica residents to cool them down.

• The State Liquor Authority suspended the liquor licenses of three Queens establishments for violating social distancing rules.

• A Republican congressman from Florida called AOC a misogynistic epithet on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

• The New York Republican Party is launching a public outreach campaign to find candidates for mayor and other elected offices.

• Here are the 20 biggest revelations from Alex Trebek’s new memoir.

• “The Legend of Korra,” the sequel series to “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” is coming to Netflix on August 14.

Queens World Wednesday Night Wed July 22nd 9pm Queens World Film Festival goes virtual with a free series that streams via Facebook. This week: A Fair Shake for Youth, which provides therapy dogs to middle school students so they develop empathy and patience, and films about children and animals. Watch here.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971, thirteen days after lead singer Jim Morrison passed away, The Doors are awarded a Gold album for this album.

• In 1964, actor David Spade is born in Michigan. From 1997 to 2003, he starred on this NBC comedy.

• The Post makes the case for why Trump should let New York solve its own crime problem.

• The Times says New York’s state lawmakers should pass key election reforms ahead of the November election.

In the Blogs
• Water for some homes along Mazeau Street in Maspeth is being shut down for an hour today for water main work.

• Con Edison is asking Glendale, Middle Village and Forest Hills residents to conserve energy while crews repair equipment.

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• Mets ace Jacob deGrom, who is recovering from back tightness, is in line to for his second straight Opening Day start.

• Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka returned to the mound and “feels back to normal” after a concussion scare.

• The NFL and the players association agreed to drop all preseason games.

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Real Estate
• The city has unveiled a landlord-tenant mediation program to avoid evictions.

• For Sale – 37-30 83rd Street #2J, Jackson Heights – 2 BR, 2 bath co-op offers kitchen w/ SS appliances, granite countertops, DR, live-in superintendent, bike storage, laundry room in building.  $599,000. Homes.com  917-456-8970

• Sold – Jackson Heights – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800-square-foot co-op at 35-16 82nd Street for $461,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Snap reported better-than-expected second quarter revenue but fell short of estimates for daily active users.

• Best Buy saw its shares rise four percent as sales rebounded amid store re-openings.

Kew Gardens – 11 a.m. – Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, NYPD to discuss takedown of gun trafficking ring. 126-06 Queens Blvd.

Virtual – 11 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams discusses proposals to combat gun violence. Livestream here.

Virtual - 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. – Summer Zoom Art Class Online. All classes are free, but pre-registration is required.

Virtual – 9 p.m. – Queens World Wednesday Night. Watch here.

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July 22nd, 2020 at 8:38 am

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