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Friday, August 30

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 87 degrees. Partly cloudy on Saturday and a high of 81. Partly cloudy on Sunday as well, high of 78 degrees.

Top Stories
• The U.S. will pull thousands of troops out of Afghanistan, but will maintain a presence of 8,600 for now.

• A new study found evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexuality, but echoes research that there are no specific “gay genes.”

• Governor Cuomo signed “Erin’s Law,” requiring New York educators to teach children to recognize and prevent sexual abuse.

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Saturday Night Live Music: Generations Sat Aug 31st 8-11pm Playing classic tunes with high energy & fun! Cooper Beer Garden, 80-00 Cooper Ave.
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Queens News
FBI agents busted a teenage ISIS wannabe from East Elmhurst on charges that he planned a terrorist knife attack.

• A group of teens attacked a woman with her own cane and later robbed her in Jamaica.

• A video has surfaced showing a drive-by shooting linked to gang-related shooting in Laurelton.

Politics
• Bill de Blasio did not make the cut for the third round of Democratic presidential debates.

• A DOJ watchdog said James Comey violated FBI policy with his leaking of Trump memos, but he won’t be prosecuted.

Entertainment
Kerry Washington shared her phone number with her fans on social media and encouraged them to text her.

• Alex Trebek is back at work on “Jeopard!” after finishing chemotherapy.

Buzzing Back

• In 1959, this song by Bobby Darin debuts on the charts and was Darin’s biggest hit, reaching #1 and winning a Grammy for Record of the Year.

• In 1972, actress Cameron Diaz is born in San Diego. She made her debut in this 1994 comedy film.

Opinion
• The Post says de Blasio’s refusal to quit his 2020 campaign makes Kirsten Gillibrand look classy.

• Errol Louis writes in the Daily News that the term socialism has lost its power to scare, which is good.

In the Blogs
• A new study by PropertyClub ranks 11109 in Long Island City as the 11th most expensive zip code in New York City.

• The Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park will host its third annual gala next month.

Trending in New York
Jonas Brothers
Rockwell
Coco Gauff
UCLA
Sophie Turner

Scoreboard
• The Mets (67-66) were swept by the Chicago Cubs, 4-1.

• The Giants (4-0) finished their preseason with a victory against the New England Patriots, 31-29.

• The Jets (2-2) blanked the Philadelphia Eagles in preseason, 6-0. They still need a kicker after their current starter missed three field goals.

• Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler has been suspended 25 games for using performance-enhancing drugs.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets kick off a crucial three-game series in Philadelphia at 7:05 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Oakland A’s at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets take on the Phillies in Philadelphia at 4:05 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers welcome the Athletics to Yankee Stadium at 1:05 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets conclude their series in Philly with a 7:08 p.m. matchup.
• The Yankees will play the Oakland A’s at home. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.

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Noguchi Museum Community Day Sun Sept 1st 11am-6pm Admission is free with special programming throughout the day. 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC.
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Real Estate
• ACRES Capital is providing $35 million to The Vorea Group to build its mixed-use project in Long Island City.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 31st 12-2pm. 53-81 66th Street, Maspeth – Detached two family home on double lot.  2BRs over 2, LR, DR, kitchen, bath, finished basement, deck. 2 car garage, 4 car driveway.  $1.150M. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 31st 11am-1pm (By Appt) – 60-70 Woodhaven Blvd, Middle Village – Renovated 3BR, 2 bath condo has kitchen w/ SS appliances, open concept dining/living area, washer/dryer in unit, pet friendly.  $757,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Rego Park – A one-bathroom, 500-square-foot studio co-op at 99-63 66th Avenue for $202,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• It’s no surprise that some of the city’s best Filipino restaurants can be found in Sunnyside, Woodside and Jackson Heights.

• Astoria has a new tapas and cocktail bar, 2 Dive 4, on 36th Avenue.

Restaurant ABC’s – Hillcrest
Grade A – Panshi, 168-37/39 Hillside Ave. – Live roaches, Filth flies.
Grade B – Ky’s Take Out, 89-02 165th St. – Food not cooled by approved method, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Jamaica Pools and Pizza, 179-03 Jamaica Ave. – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Evidence of rats, Hand-washing facility not near food prep area, Personal cleanliness inadequate.

Events
St. Albans – 6:30 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders Jr. hosts “400 Years of Fortitude” event. Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.

Whitestone – 9 p.m. – The Brothers Kilbourne (classic rock). The BLVD Restaurant, 19-11 Francis Lewis Blvd.

Saturday
Astoria – 2 p.m. – See It Big! Series: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Glendale – 8 to 11 p.m. – Saturday Night Live Music: Generations. Cooper Beer Garden, 8000 Cooper Ave.
Sunday
LIC – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Noguchi Museum Community Day. 9-01 33rd Rd. @ Vernon Blvd.
Corona – 2 to 5 p.m. – Omar’s Summer Send-Off. Fantasy Forest Amusement Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
• Astoria – 5 p.m. – See It Big! Series: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

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August 30th, 2019 at 9:00 am

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