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Morning Buzz: Landlord goes on hunger strike to stop homeless shelter, Attendees at Unite the Right 2 outnumbered

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Monday, August 13

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms with a high of 79 degrees.

Top Stories
• A year after the deadly Charlottesville rally, protestors outnumbered those in attendance of the Unite the Right 2 gathering.

• Omarosa released a secret recording of Chief of Staff John Kelly firing her.

• A very lucky Staten Island resident won the $245 million Powerball after purchasing the winning ticket at a local Stop & Shop.

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Author Talk: Crystal Wolfe  Mon Aug 13th 6-8pm  Meet Author Crystal Wolfe as she promotes her books “Our Invisible Neighbors” and “The Resurrected Dream”. Both books will be available for purchase & signing.  Queens Library, 69-70 Grand Avenue, Maspeth
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Queens News
• One landlord in Ozone Park is going on a hunger strike to protest a homeless shelter coming to the neighborhood.

• 39-year-old Michael Holden is planning to sue after he said an officer disregarded his NYPD courtesy shield during a traffic stop and then allegedly pummeled him.

• A 63-year-old bystander was shot in the ankle by an unknown gunman in Jamaica.

Politics
• Trump is encouraging bikers to boycott Harley-Davidson.

• If she becomes the state’s next attorney general, New York Public Advocate Letitia James vowed to keep a watchful eye on Trump.

Entertainment
• Idris Elba posted cryptic messages referencing James Bond amid casting rumors.

Weekend Box Office
The Meg: $44.5 million
Mission Impossible – Fallout: $20 million
Disney’s Christopher Robin: $12.4 million
Slender Man: $11.3 million
BlacKkKlansman: $10.8 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1995 Yankee legend Mickey Mantel dies of liver cancer.

• In 1899, director Alfred Hitchcock is born in London, England. Known for his brief cameos, he made an appearance in every one of his films.

Opinion
• The Post argued that Cynthia Nixon’s economic plan is so bad it makes Governor Cuomo look good.

• USA Today suggested that a space force highlights the country’s vulnerabilities.

In the Blogs
• A Woodhaven school is looking to improve the women’s lives. See how you can help.

• A woman’s body was found floating in Flushing Creek.

Trending in New York
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Scoreboard
• The Yankees (74-43) beat the Texas Ranger, 7-2.

• The Mets (49-66) beat the Miami Marlins, 4-3.

• He’s back! Well, sort of. David Wright played in a rehab game for the first time in about a year.

• Brooks Koepka has won his first PGA Championship.

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New York Cocktail Expo 2018  Sun Aug 19th 2-9pm  NY’s Premier Cocktail Festival will feature tastings from 30 – 40 craft spirits, cocktails, beer, cider and amazing new beverage products! Tickets  Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33rd Street, LIC
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Real Estate
• There are new renderings for a Regal-retail complex at 38-01 Queens Blvd.

• For Sale – 97-31 134th Avenue Ozone Park – Corner one family Colonial w/ many upgrades including new windows & siding. 1st flr has kitchen, LR, dining area and 1/2 bath, 2nd flr has 3BRs, 1 bath.  2 separate garages.  Asking $639,000  Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Glendale – Get Starter Home!  Detached one family on large 21×120 s/f lot.  1BR, 2 full bath, private driveway.  Asking $445,000 Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• Sold – Little Neck – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,500-square-foot home at 240-08 38th Dr. for $650,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• 77-year-old Lucielle Etienne-Joseph has been reported missing. She was last seen on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. leaving her house at 118-20 222nd St. to go to church, located at 230-11 Linden Blvd. She never arrived at her destination. She is 5’2″ tall, 180 pounds, with a dark complexion, a heavy build, black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a green and black striped dress. She has difficulty walking.

• A 15-year-old was firing a gun into a crowd on Friday around 11:30 p.m. near Redfern Ave. and Nameoke Ave. Two uniformed police officers told him to drop the gun.  The officers fired at him, striking him several times.  His handgun was recovered at the scene and he was later arrested and charged with Attempted Murder, Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Criminal Use of a Firearm.

Events
LIC – 10 a.m. – Summer Kids @ The Landing: Music w/ Andy & Suzanna.  Hunter’s Point Park, 52-10 Center Blvd

 Jackson Heights – 1:30 p.m. – Senator Jose Peralta and Transportation Advocates urge NY Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan to reconvene the senate to renew and expand the NYC School Zone Speed Camera Program.  Corner of Northern Boulevard and 79th St.

Kew Gardens Hills – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Every Vote Counts!  Absentee Ballots Available. Queens Library, 72-33 Vleigh Place

Bayside – 2:30 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella, Assembly Member Edward Braunstein, Community Board 7 and community leaders stand to oppose the Fort Totten Conservancy. Entrance to Fort Totten Park, near Totten Avenue and Little Bay Park

LIC – 4 p.m. – Summer Kids @ The Landing: Bricks 4 Kids.  Hunter’s Point Park, 52-10 Center Blvd

Maspeth - 6 to 8 p.m. – Author Talk: Crystal Wolfe.  Queens Library, 69-70 Grand Avenue

Astoria – Sundown – Movies on the Waterfront: Casablanca.  Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge & pool

Fresh Meadows – Sundown – Movies Under the Stars: ARGO. Cunningham Park, 196-10 Union Tpk.

Written by QTadmin

August 13th, 2018 at 12:13 pm

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