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Tuesday, August 20

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 88 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Police Benevolent Association and Mayor Bill de Blasio have shared their differing thoughts on the firing of the officer whose chokehold resulted in the death of Eric Garner.

• Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before his death, leaving behind a $577 million fortune.

• The New York license plate is getting redesigned and residents can vote on their favorite look out of five choices.

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104th Precinct’s 1st Annual Backpack Giveaway Tues Aug 20th 11am-2pm  The 104th Precinct is pleased to give away school supplies to families in need.   104th Precinct,  64-02 Catalpa Avenue, Ridgewood
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Queens News
• Travelers were forced to abandon their vehicles on Monday as traffic at LaGuardia Airport came to a near standstill.

• NYCHA residents and SNAP recipients can head to the Queens Public Library branches for a gift certificate to score a month of free Citi Bike rides.

• An Astoria cleaner helps job hunters look their best.

Politics
• Two Brooklyn state assembly members demanded that the Brooklyn Democratic Party opens up about how money is spent.

• If elected, Democratic presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson said she will create a “Department of Peace.”

Entertainment
• Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx have split after six years together.

• It took three weeks to film the final scene between Jon and Daenerys in “Game of Thrones.”

Buzzing Back

• In 1966 14,000 fans crowded into the Forest Hills Music Festival in Queens, New York to hear The SupremesStevie Wonder and The Temptations.

• In 1974 movie actress Amy Adams is born in Vicenza, Italy.  She has been nominated for several Academy Awards, including her role in this 2013 drama film.

Opinion
• A Queens parent blasted de Blasio in the Post for not making enough effort to provide more classroom space for a Success Academy middle school.

• The Times explores how it got harder to obtain birth control in America.

In the Blogs
• From coffee shops like Astoria Coffee to co-working spaces like WeWork, here is a list of places you can work from home in Astoria.

• Astoria’s retail vacancy rate is low but Steinway Street is still struggling when it comes to vacant storefronts.

Trending in New York
• #BachelorinParadise
• #BelowDeckMed
• Dylan
• Jimmy G
• Harry Styles

Scoreboard
• After a day off, the Yankees (83-43) will face the Oakland Athletics at 10:07 p.m.

• The Mets (64-60) also return to baseball tonight with a game against the Cleveland Indians at 7:10 p.m.

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Evening Cocktail & Crafts: Rainforest Terrarium  Thurs Aug 22nd 6-8pm   Create your own rainforest with miniature tropical plants in a closed glass container while enjoying a tropical cocktail.  Registration Required. $25-$35  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• David Marx is planning to build the tallest towers in Queens, outside of LIC, at a Parsons Blvd. site that he purchased from his own company.

• For Sale – 54-08 64th Street, Maspeth Plateau – Detached one family home in move-in condition features 3 BRs, 1 bath, new hot water heater, updated boiler, granite in kitchen & bath.  Close to shops & transportation.  $799,000. Marie Breslin – O’Kane Realty. 917-623-6306

• For Rent – Bayside – 2 BR, 1 bath apt for rent features LR, DR, kitchen w/ dishwasher.   $2,100/month. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636

• Sold – Jamaica Estates – A four-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom, 4,042-square-foot single-family home located at 180-38 80th Dr. sold for $850,000. Realtor. 

Technology
• A group of app developers have accused Apple of anticompetitive behavior with its privacy changes in iOS 13.

• Several states may launch investigations into big tech companies like Facebook and Google next month.

Events
Oakland Gardens - 10:30 a.m. – CityParks Foundation PuppetMobile: Bessie’s Big Shot.  Alley Pond Park, 76th Avenue & Springfield Blvd.

Broad Channel – 11 a.m. – State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. attends a ribbon-cutting for a $14 million ecological restoration of Sunset Cove. Sunset Cove Salt Marsh, Shad Creek Road and West 22nd Road

Ridgewood – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – 104th Precinct’s Annual Backpack Giveaway.  64-02 Catalpa Avenue

Brookville – 2 p.m. – Councilman Donovan Richards, Community Board 13 and community members attend a ribbon-cutting for renovated tennis courts and picnic areas. Brookville Park, Brookville Boulevard and 144th Avenue

Flushing – 3 p.m. – Assemblymember Ron Kim, the New York City Housing Authority and residents of James A. Bland Houses will join together to celebrate the renovations to the Bland Houses’ Playground and Basketball Court. 40th Road, Between Prince St. and Main St.

LIC – 7 p.m. – Live at the Gantries: Akoko Nante Ensemble.  Gantry Plaza Park, 50th Avenue & East River

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August 20th, 2019 at 10:16 am

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