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Morning Buzz: de Blasio is running for president, Long-anticipated TWA Hotel opens to guests

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 Thursday, May 16

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 69.

Top Stories
• Animal-rights activists faced off against fur industry reps in a heated City Council hearing about a proposed citywide ban on fur products.

• The pilot of a charter helicopter survived a harrowing crash into the Hudson River shortly after taking off from a Manhattan heliport.

• A city agency has struck down a pipeline proposal that would have delivered natural gas to New York City from Pennsylvania.

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1st Annual Maspeth Book Festival  Sat May 18th 11am-4pm Panel Discussions, Book Sale & Signing, Children’s Table, Raffles & more. Open to the Public. $5 Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Avenue, Maspeth

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Queens News
• Disgraced former Queens congressman Anthony Weiner skipped his appointment to register as a sex offender.

• The long-awaited TWA Hotel at JFK Airport finally opened its doors to guests yesterday.

• A group of College Point residents has sued the city in an effort to stop a homeless shelter from opening on 20th Avenue.

Politics
• Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that he is running for president in 2020.

• Meet the man who will run the city while the mayor is traversing the country campaigning for president. His name is Dean, Mr. Fuleihan if you’re nasty.

Entertainment
• Televangelist Jim Bakker is peddling a $45 coin featuring President Donald Trump that he says is a “point of contact” with God.

Fresh Off the Boat star Constance Wu has become one of Hollywood’s most difficult celebrities, even upstaging Hustlers co-star J-Lo and Cardi B.

Buzzing Back

• In 1960, songwriter and producer Berry Gordy Jr, starts his own record label after successfully producing a series of hit records.

• In 1990, actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster is born in Southwark, England. His latest role is this character on this HBO drama

Opinion
• The Post calls the de Blasio presidential campaign a total “farce,” writing that he is “crooked and incompetent.”

• The head of a group that represents landlords of rent-stabilized buildings writes in the Queens Ledger that radical rent reforms aren’t the answer.

In the Blogs
• The UPS store that was destroyed in a huge fire in Sunnyside in December will be opening a temporary location near its original spot.

• MOMA PS1 will become a biergarten for one night only on Friday.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets fell to the Nationals, 5-1. New York (20-21) wraps up its series in D.C. with a 1:05 p.m. matinee.

• The Yankees (26-16) split a doubleheader with the Orioles. The team is today off before starting a weekend series at home against Tampa Bay.

• The PGA Championship gets underway this morning at Bethpage on Long Island. Here’s how to watch and updated tee times.

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Church of the Redeemer Flea Market   Sat May 18th 10am-4pm  Arts & Crafts, Antiques, Roadside Finds, Collectibles, Vintage Good & much more!  Church of the Redeemer, 30-14 Crescent Street, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Now that the TWA Hotel is finally open, here’s everything you need to know to rent a room and about the amenities.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 18th  1-3pm  59-23 59th Road, Maspeth – Detached one family features 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, finished attic and basement, large deck and detached garage.  $759,000  O‘Kane Realty 718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 18th 12-3pm  70-09 67th Street, Glendale – 2 family home with hardwood floors. Each apt has full bath and 2/3 BR. Full basement, driveway & 2 car garage. $915,000 CB Kueber  718-628-0100

• Sold – Four-bedroom, two-bath, 2,736-square-foot two-family home at 141-07 70th Avenue in Kew Gardens Hills for $1.06 million.

Style & Fashion
• These stylish suitcase will set you back a pretty penny, but you’ll never have to replace them.

• Sneaker brand Koio partnered with the man behind the Cronut on a new pair of sneakers, because why not?

Events
Flushing - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Expo & Luncheon. Porsche Grill, Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.

Forest Hills – 4 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz attends ribbon-cutting ceremony for new teaching kitchen. Forestdale, 67-35 112th St.

Astoria – 5 p.m. – St. Demetrios Festival. Hellenic Orthodox Community of Astoria, 30-11 30th Dr.

Flushing - 6 to 10 p.m. – 4th Annual Greek Festival. Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, 196-10 Northern Blvd.

• Jamaica – 7 p.m. – Queens Library Board of Trustees meeting. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• East Elmhurst – 7:15 p.m. – Katz attends Wheelchair Charities 32nd Annual Awards Dinner. LaGuardia Marriott, 102-05 Ditmars Blvd.

East Elmhurst – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting. Louis Armstrong M/S, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

LIC – 8 p.m. – Caroline, or Change. Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Rd.

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May 16th, 2019 at 9:00 am

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