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Friday, August 9

Weather
• Mostly sunny all weekend, with a high of 85 degrees today, 84 tomorrow and 83 degrees on Sunday.

Top Stories
• ICE rounded up 680 undocumented workers in a massive sweep in Mississippi, leaving families searching for answers.

• Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is suing the Justice Department over his firing, blaming Trump directly.

• New York has approved a new entertainment complex near Belmont Park, bringing the Islanders back to Long Island.

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Queens News
• A firefighter saved a 4-year-old boy locked inside a sweltering hot car in College Point. The father faces criminal charges.

• Gridlock near LaGuardia Airport was so bad that travelers were forced to walk to their terminals.

• A staffer for a Queens councilman has been accused of stoking tensions at protests over the DOE’s plans to diversify schools.

Politics
• An aide to a Brooklyn assemblyman was busted for allegedly stealing $80,000 from a campaign account.

• AOC asked a Brooklyn judge to toss a lawsuit by former Assemblyman Dov Hikind after she blocked him on Twitter.

Entertainment
• Mike Posner was recently airlifted to a hospital after getting bit by a rattlesnake.

• Cuba Gooding Jr. has to stand trial over groping allegations.

Buzzing Back

• In 1995, 53-year-old Jerry Garcia, leader of The Grateful Dead, dies. The official cause was a heart attack brought on by hardening of the arteries.

• In 1944, actor Sam Elliot is born in Sacramento. In 1984, he married this actress, who won an Oscar nomination for her role in this 1969 movie.

Opinion
• The Times says the SoulCycle boycott may make democracy better if Americans learn more about who funds campaigns.

• The Queens Ledger says the MTA should extend protective netting to the rest of the N/W line in Astoria.

In the Blogs
• Maspeth Federal Savings is now collecting retired American flags at their main branch.

• Flushing commuter vans have returned to their original location after the completion of One Flushing.

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Scoreboard
• The Yankees (76-39) extended their winning streak after routing the Blue Jays, 12-6.

• The Yankees will play in the MLB’s “Field of Dreams” game in Iowa in 2020.

• The Giants topped the Jets in the first preseason game, 31-22. Both Daniel Jones and Sam Darnold had impressive outings.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets (59-56) host the Washington Nationals. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees are in Toronto to face the Blue Jays at 7:07 pm.
Saturday
• The Mets welcome the Nationals to Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers take on the Blue Jays in Toronto at 3:07 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets wrap up a crucial series against the Nationals at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their four-game series in Toronto. First pitch is at 1:07 p.m.

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Taiwan: A World of Orchids  Fri Aug 9th– Sun Aug 11th 9am-5pm  Enjoy a stunning display of orchids and a weekend filled with art & culture.  Included w/ garden admission.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
Planet Fitness is planning to open its first location in Long Island City.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 11th 1-3pm. 54-08 64th Street, Maspeth – One family Colonial in move-in condition has 3 BRs, 1 bath, new hot water heater, granite in kitchen/bath, 6 split a/c units, pvt yard.  $799,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Fri Aug 9th 6-7:30pm & Sun Aug 11th 11am-12:30pm. 63-12 53rd Drive, Maspeth – Semi detached one family corner property has 3 BRs, full finished basement, 1 car garage, pvt driveway.  $799,000. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-894-8700

• Sold – Middle Village – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,593-square-foot house at 58-32 80th Street for $849,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater has your guide to where to eat in Jackson Heights, one of the city’s most unique dining neighborhoods.

• Gothamist calls Astoria Seafood the “perfect New York restaurant” and explains how it’s set up.

Restaurant ABC’s – Ditmars
Grade A – Taverna Kyclades, 33-07 Ditmars Blvd. – Food not cooled by approved method.
Grade B – Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana, 36-08 Ditmars Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice.
Grade Pending – Agnanti Restaurant, 19-06 Ditmars Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice, Filth flies.

Events
Flushing – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Taiwan: A World of Orchids. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.

Jamaica – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – NYC Doctors Network brings nutrition workshop to farmers market. Parson Blvd. between Jamaica and Archer avenues.

Flushing – 1 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo, Hotel Chinese Association of USA announce upcoming backpack giveaway. Koo’s district office, 135-27 38th Ave., Suite 388.

Astoria – 7 p.m. – See It Big! Series: Roma. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Astoria - 7:30 to 9 .m. – Buried Stereo: The Live Recordings. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Rockaway – 8 to 10:30 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Captain Marvel. Beach 59th St.

Saturday
• Flushing – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Taiwan: A World of Orchids.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
Woodhaven – 10:30 a.m. – Bike New York opens new community bike education center. Victory Field, Foerst Park.
Woodhaven – 2 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Drive & Woodhaven Blvd.
LIC – 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. – Renegade Performance Group.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
• Astoria – 3:30 p.m. – See It Big! Series: Roma.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Forest Hills - 7 p.m. – My Morning Jacket performs.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
Glendale – 8 p.m. – Saturday Live Music Night: Hambone.  Cooper Beer Garden, 8000 Cooper Avenue.
South Ozone Park – 10 p.m. – Felix Hernandez returns to Resorts World Casino to host The Rhythm Revue Roseland Reunion. 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Sunday
• Flushing – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Taiwan: A World of Orchids.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
Astoria – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Steinway Street Festival.  Steinway Street from 28th to 34th Avenues
• LIC – 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. – Renegade Performance Group.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
• Astoria – 3:30 p.m. – See It Big! Series: Roma.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
LIC – 4:30 p.m. – A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Free kids activities for 4-12 y/o.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
Bayside – 5 p.m. – Katz Concert Series: Alive ‘n Kickin’.  Fort Totten, Cross Island Pkwy & Totten Avenue
Flushing - 7 p.m. – Queensboro Symphony Wind Quintet performs “Summer Winds”. St. Mary’s Nativity, 46-02 Parson Blvd.
Rockaway Beach – 8:45 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Aquaman.  Beach 94th Street.

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August 9th, 2019 at 8:56 am

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