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Morning Buzz: Gunfire erupts at baseball game, Plane lands safely at JFK after bird strike

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Monday, May 20

Weather
• Cloudy early and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 82.

Top Stories
• A billionaire tech investor vowed to pay off students’ loans at a commencement address at Morehouse College.

• A generation of immigrant taxi drivers were conned into exploitative loans by bankers, leaving them destitute.

• HBO’s “Game of Thrones” aired its epic series finale to wrap up a decade of dominance on television.

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Candlelight Vigil Mon May 20th 8pm The United Veterans & Fraternal Organization of Maspeth invites you to a Candlelight vigil to remember and honor our country’s veterans. Maspeth Memorial Park, 69th St. & Grand Ave.
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Queens News
• A man was slashed and gunfire erupted during a baseball game in Long Island City.

• A plane landed safely at JFK Airport after a bird strike damaged the aircraft’s right wing.

• Police are looking for a suspect who kicked a rider in the head at a subway turnstile in Jamaica.

Politics
• Even President Trump thinks Alabama’s new abortion law is a bit extreme.

• De Blasio encountered union protesters while hitting the presidential trail in South Carolina.

Entertainment
• SNL’s Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson are officially engaged.

Weekend Box Office
• John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum: $57 million
• Avengers: Endgame: $29 million
• Pokemon Detective Pikachu: $24 million
• A Dog’s Journey: $8 million
• The Hustle: $6 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received patent for blue jeans.

• In 1946, pop singer Cher was born in El Centro, CA. In 2018, she starred in this movie sequel.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Trump’s new immigration plan is a failure and gives the White House cover for 2020.

• The Post raises issues with limitless landmarking and calls for changes to the process.

In the Blogs
• The Shannon Gaels unveiled their new athletic field at Frank Golden Park in College Point.

• An Astoria school was recognized for winning a citywide Hack League.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (20-25) were blanked by the Miami Marlins, 3-0. They begin a four-game home series against the Washington Nationals at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (28-17) drubbed the Tampa Bay Rays, 13-5. The Bronx Bombers head to Baltimore for a four-game set with the Orioles at 7:05 p.m.

• War of Will won the 144th Preakness Stakes over the weekend.

• Brooks Koepka won the PGA Championship, overcoming a difficult course and hostile crowd.

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Leading Ladies 2019 Gala Mon May 20th 6:30pm Honoring Tracy Capune, Lynn Lobell, Carole Tosiello. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a six-story apartment building at Wetherole Streetin Rego Park.

• For Sale – 47-08 59th Place, Woodside - Rare one family home has 2 entrances (Mother/Daughter layout) and sits on a large 27×36 lot.  4 BRs, 2 bath, hardwood floors, renovated kitchen w/ dishwasher – lower flr is a walk-in apt w/ 1 BR, 1 bath, laundry room w/ washer/dryer.  $869,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Ridgewood – 2 BR apt features LR, EIK, 1 full bath.  Conveniently located near all.  $2,100/month. Carollo Real Estate 718-366-6636

• Sold – Flushing – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 830-square-foot co-op at 25-15 Union Street for $235,000. Zillow.Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Sunday evening, police responded to a 911 call for an unconscious person on the beach at Little Neck Bay Beach. Police found an unresponsive man at the location. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The medical examiner will determine a cause of death.

• On Sunday night, police responded to an assault with a knife inside 14-83 Beach Channel Drive. Upon arrival, cops found a 32-year-old man with a stab wound to the chest. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Leading Ladies 2019 Gala. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• Bellerose – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 13 monthly meeting. Bellerose Assembly of God, 240-15 Hillside Ave.

• Maspeth – 8 p.m. – Candlelight Vigil. Maspeth Memorial Square, 69th St & Grand Ave.

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May 20th, 2019 at 12:51 pm

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