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Morning Buzz: Donovan Richards wins Democratic primary for Queens borough president; City shuts down New World Mall over COVID violations

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Friday, August 7
• Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High of 79 degrees.

Top Stories
• New York Attorney General Letitia James sued the NRA and four individuals, seeking to dissolve the gun rights advocacy group. The NRA fired back with a lawsuit of its own.

• Funerals and fury have followed this week’s port explosion in Beirut, and doctored photos of the tragedy have already surfaced online.

• The MTA gave riders five days notice for upcoming closures that will cut off all service on the 4, 5 and 6 lines south of Grand Central Terminal.

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Queens News
• City Council Member Donovan Richards was declared the winner of the Democratic primary for Queens borough president.

• The City shut down New World Mall in Flushing, after observing a series of COVID-related violations inside the building.

• A woman who was slashed on the 7 train recorded a video of her attacker.

• With no deal on a coronavirus relief package in sight, most senators headed home, leaving negotiations up to the White House and party leaders.

• A top Senate Democrat is investigating reported U.S. Postal Service delays, as alarms sound about what they could mean for elections.

• New York City comics are taking to the parks to deliver socially-distanced standup to audiences.

• The Queens Drive-In movie theater opens next week with a premiere of “Tesla” on the grounds of the Hall of Science.
Mai Tais & Magic with a Pirate!  Fri Aug 7th 6pm Captain Jack Sparerib performs incredible feats of magic, but also tells the worse pirate jokes! An online and highly interactive show with magic and a mixology how to! $12.50
Buzzing Back

• In 1971 after having half-a-dozen Top 20 hits in the US, The Bee Gees finally scored their first Billboard number one with this song. 

• In 1961 TV actress Maggie Wheeler is born in NYC.  She gained famed for playing
Janice Litman Goralnik, Chandler’s on-and-off girlfriend, on this 1994 hit television series.

• In an interview with Slate, former Obama adviser Betsey Stevenson proposes a plan for solving America’s child care crisis.

• The NY Post questions Mayor De Blasio’s ability to quell New York City’s current spike in crime.

In the Blogs
• Park officials cut the ribbon to mark the unveiling of several new smart garbage cans at Hunters Point South Park.

• More than 35,000 Queens homes are still without power after Tropical Storm Isaias knocked down trees and took out wires across the borough.

Trending in New York
• Ross
• #ExaARMY
• Bible
• Santorini Greece
• Thighland

• The Yankees (9-3) fell to the Phillies, 4 to 5.

• The NCAA is asking the Supreme Court to freeze a lower court ruling that allows colleges to compensate athletes for educated-related expenses.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Nets (32-36) face the Sacramento Kinds at 5 p.m.
• The Yankees head to Tampa Bay to take on the Rays at 6:40 p.m.
• The Mets (5-8) host the Florida Marlins at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders (2-1) play the Florida Panthers at 12 p.m.
• The Yankees see a double header against the Rays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
• The Mets play round two against the Marlins at 7 p.m.
• UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik. Main card starts at 9 p.m.
• The Mets finish their series against the Marlins at 1 p.m.
• The Yankees take on the Rays at 1 p.m.
• The Nets are up against the L.A. Clippers at 9 p.m.
• The Islanders play the Panthers, game time is TBD.

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Real Estate
• Queens neighborhoods Long Island City, Astoria and Forest Hills made their way into the top 50 most expensive NYC ZIP code list, a new survey reveals.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 9th 12-2pm. 45-62 167th Street, Flushing – Modern 1 family brick features 4 BRs, 2.5 updated baths, private backyard w/ rear patio and retractable awning, full size attic, full finished basement. A Must See!  $1.180M. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100  

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 9th 2-4pm – 65-54 79th Place, Middle Village – One family home close to transportation, shopping, PS 49 & Juniper Park. Large LR, FDR, kitchen, 3 BRs, modern bath.  Full basement New windows, spacious backyard.  $649,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – Flushing – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800 square foot apartment at 4335 Union St. for $320,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater NY has compiled a map that shows you where to find good delivery and takeout in Queens.

• A survey conducted by NYC Hospitality Alliance reveals more than 80 percent of city restaurants did not pay full rent in July; nearly 40 percent were not able to pay rent at all.

Restaurant ABC’s – Jackson Heights
Grade A – Eloise, 7557 31st Ave. Food not cooled by an approved method; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – The Queensboro, 8002 Northern Blvd. Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
Grade C – El Puerto De Acapulco, 9316A 37th Ave. Live roaches present; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Proper sanitization not provided for utensil ware washing; Hand wash sign not posted; Facility not vermin proof.

Virtual- 1 to 1:45p.m.- Alley Pond Environmental Center Goes “Animals Alive”. Click here to watch.

Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Council Member I. Daneek Miller holds Black Lives Matter Celebration. Rufus King Park, across from 151-20 Jamaica Ave.

Virtual – 6 p.m. – Mai Tais & Magic with a Pirate!  $12.50 

Virtual - 6 p.m. – The Fab Four: Best of 1967 – Livestream.  $15 

Virtual - 6:45p.m. – Online Bingo Fundraiser.  In support of NYS First Responders Fund.  Buy tickets here.



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August 7th, 2020 at 2:49 pm

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