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Morning Buzz: East Elmhurst residents hate AirTrain plan, Knife-wielding man terrorizing Queens women

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Thursday, August 9

• A mix of sun and clouds with a high of 89. Slight chance of a stray shower.

Top Stories
• The man arrested at a New Mexico compound last week was training the kids there to carry out terrorist attacks at schools.

• Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old shooter in the Parkland school massacre, can be seen punching himself and begging to be shot in a confession video.

• A Brooklyn woman recalls her creepy encounter with the serial killer who murdered a Queens woman.

Queensboro Dance Festival  Sat Aug 11th 2pm 26 companies, all dance styles, all from Queens! Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside

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Queens News
• Residents of East Elmhurst are furious with the LaGuardia AirTrain proposal, saying it will destroy their quality of life.

• A knife-wielding mugger wearing an “I Love NY” t-shirt has been terrorizing women in western Queens for the past two weeks.

• The man who was struck by lightning in Queens describes what he felt in an interview from his hospital bed.

• A Republican from the Rockaways hopes to unseat State Senator Joseph Addabbo this November.

• A New York senator wants MGM to drop its lawsuit against Las Vegas shooting victims if the company wants to buy a Yonkers casino.

• The death of Superman star Margot Kidder has been ruled a suicide.

• There was plenty of backlash after it was announced that a “popular film” category would be added to the Oscars.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969, the Charles Manson cult kills five people, including this actress.

• In 1963, R&B singer Whitney Houston is born in Newark. Her godmother is this woman, also known as the “Queen of Soul”.

• A community board member argues in the Queens Examiner that the city should scrap its proposal to put term limits on he and his fellow volunteers.

• The Post argues that much like the Airbnb crackdown, the City Council’s cap on ride-sharing isn’t about congestion, but about bowing to powerful interests.

In the Blogs
• The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema continues through Sunday at Midway Theater.

• Police are looking for a pair of men in connection with a residential burglary in Sunnyside.

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• The Yankees (71-42) topped the White Sox, 7-3. New York hosts the Rangers tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• The Mets (47-65) blanked the Reds, 8-0. The Mets are off tonight before starting a weekend series in Miami.

• Football’s back! The Giants host a preseason game against the Browns at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on WNBC, but don’t expect to see OBJ.

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Desert Dish Succulent Terrarium  Thurs Aug 9th 6-8pm Create an open-air terrarium while enjoying a tequila cocktail. $25  Pre-Register Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing

Real Estate
• Reservations are now being taken for the 50,000-square-foot event space that is part of the luxe hotel makeover of JFK’s TWA Terminal.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 12th 2-3:30pm  54-39 64th Street, Maspeth – Detached 1 family has 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, attic, full finished basement, 1 car garage, private driveway.  Asking $815,000 Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 12th 1-3pm  85-42 67th Avenue, Rego Park – Semi-detached Colonial, 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, updated kitchen, hardwood floors, finished basement, garage. Asking $879,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,083-square-foot home at 69-18 199th Streetin Fresh Meadows for $630,000.

Style & Fashion
• To satisfy a millennial thirst for vintage clothing, Goodwill has opened an Upper West Side concept shop, Curated by Goodwill NYNJ.

• The Terreur NYC line for men designed by Alex Coleridge-Taylor is all about the positive vibes.

LIC – 10 a.m. – Summer Kids at The Landing: OWL Creative Movement.Hunter’s Point Park, 52-10 Center Blvd.

Bayside – 11 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella and safe street advocates rally for school speed zone cameras. PS 130, 200-01 42nd Ave.

Bayside – 11 a.m. – Assemblyman Nily Rozic hosts District 25 Senior Resource Fair. Catholic Charities Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway

Bayside – 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Blood Drive. Bay Terrace Shopping Center, 212th St. & 26th Ave.

LIC – 4 p.m. – Summer Kids at The Landing: Music w/ Andy & Suzanna.Hunter’s Point Park, 52-10 Center Blvd.

LIC - 4 to 6 p.m. – Summer Kids at The Landing: Girl Scouts (ages 6-12). Hunter’s Point Park, 52-10 Center Blvd.

Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – Evening Cocktail & Craft: Desert Dish Succulent Terrarium. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.

LIC - 6:30 p.m. – Hot Lips Joey Morant. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

Far Rockaway – 6:30 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz hosts Employee Rights Legal Help. Sheltering Arms NY, 1600 Central Ave.

Rego Park - 7 to 9 p.m. – Adult Paint & Sip Night. La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.

Astoria - 7:30 p.m. – Waterfront Concert Series: Fleur Seule. Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Blvd.

Fresh Meadows – 7:30 p.m. – Shakespeare in the Park: The Tragedy of King Lear.  Cunningham Park, 196-10 Union Turnpike

• Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104COP/GCOP General Membership Meeting. Calvary Life Baptist Church, 74-15 Myrtle Ave.

Written by QTadmin

August 11th, 2018 at 2:36 pm

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