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Morning Buzz: Flushing NYCHA residents lacked cooking gas for entire pandemic, New 116th Precinct will instead be a community center

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Thursday, July 2
Alternate-side parking rules are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 91.

Top Stories
• This is what Seattle’s CHOP zone looks like after cops cleared protestors out.

• The city will begin painting a Black Lives Matter mural on the street in front of Trump Tower today.

• A horde of protesters, some carrying plastic pitchforks, descended on the Hamptons to decry rising income inequality.

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Queens News
• Some residents in Flushing’s Bland Houses have been without cooking gas for the entirety of the coronavirus pandemic.

• Family members remember the new dad who was killed with a driver in a stolen box truck plowed into him in Middle Village.

• Due to budget cuts, the new precinct – the 116th – planned for southeast Queens will now become a community center.

Politics
• Activists are beaming free Wi-Fi to protestors at the City Hall occupation through a network that doesn’t rely on Internet Service Providers.

• Kellyanne Conway’s husband isn’t the only one who doesn’t share her political views. Her daughter is going viral for her anti-Trump posts on TikTok.

Entertainment
• Celebrity hairstylist Jonathan Wright dishes on rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine’s post-prison lace-front wig.

• The producers of the show has shot down rumors that Ellen Degeneres’ long-running daytime talk show will be canceled.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1977, this theme song from the movie Rocky is the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts.

• In 1990, movie actress Margot Robbie is born in Australia. In 2016, she was cast as this character in this movie. 

Opinion
• The Daily News says the governor and mayor should heed the warnings and keep indoor dining off the table for now.

• A Post columnist says Mark Zukerberg presides over a toxic world but never pays the price.

In the Blogs
• If you’re on the hunt for a new job, We Heart Astoria has a list of local businesses looking to hire.

• The MTA is rolling out PPE vending machines at select subway stops across the city.

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Scoreboard
• The Yankees and Mets started Spring Training 2.0 yesterday. A Post columnist writes this year will be unlike any other.

• The NFL is cutting its preseason schedule in half as coronavirus cases continue to surge.

• New Jersey will allow betting on the Nathan’s Hot Dog-eating Contest, which will take place on July 4th as planned, but indoors and without spectators.

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Real Estate
• Is an engineer’s inspection enough for a house over 50 years old? A local realtor weighs in.

• For Sale – 81-07 229th Street, Queens Village – Single family with 3 levels. Renovated kitchen & half-bath of 1st flr; 3 BRs, full bath upstairs. Finished basement w/ bath,  one car garage. $850,000 Capri Jet Realty 347-450-3577

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,640-square-foot townhouse at 188 Burns Street in Forest Hills Gardens for $468,690.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s the lowdown on Khloe Kardashian see-through bedazzled birthdaydress.

• A new body-positive lingerie label is opening up the dialogue around inclusivity.

Events
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Written by QTadmin

July 2nd, 2020 at 8:45 am

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