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Morning Buzz: Lawmakers fall short of legalizing weed, Lancman may drop out of Queens DA race

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Friday, June 21

Weather
• Showers early with sunshine later in the day. High of 78 degrees. Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high of 80. Sunny on Sunday and a high of 84.

Top Stories
• Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American drone, but abruptly pulled back the order.

• The Senate voted to block the White House’s $8 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, which Trump vowed to veto.

• The city will limit arresting students for low-level offenses like marijuana possession in an overhaul of school discipline.

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Only in Queens Festival Sun June 23rd 5-8pm Featuring Sheila E., Musiq Soulchild and Kranium. Free. Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Corona.
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Queens News
• A city parks worker allegedly stole $30,000 from people who rented out a Forest Park venue.

• The MTA highlighted the 7 train’s performance improvements after the line installed new signals.

• Mysterious fliers have popped up in Astoria warning residents about the health risks of 5G towers.

Politics
• New York lawmakers couldn’t pass legislation to legalize weed, but did pass a bill to decriminalize possession of less than two ounces.

• Rory Lancman is reportedly dropping out of the Queens DA race and is expected to endorse Melinda Katz.

Entertainment
• The original screenwriter for the hit film “Easy A” is now working on a spinoff.

• J.J. Abrams is co-writing a new “Spider-Man” comic book with his 20-year-old son.

Buzzing Back

• In 1965, this album by The Byrds was released and the folk-rock revolution is on.

• In 1982, Prince William is born in London. When he was a child, he wanted to be a police officer so he could protect his mother.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Mitch McConnell and the Senate need to move on the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

• The Post says de Blasio’s latest excuse on disclosing personal finances to the FEC is laughable.

In the Blogs
• Flushing mega-development Tangram will soon be home to the neighborhood’s first beer garden.

Relay for Life is returning to Juniper Valley Park this weekend.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (35-40) fell to the Chicago Cubs, 7-4. Before the game, the Mets fired pitching coach Dave Eiland and bullpen coach Chuck Hernandez.

• The Yankees (47-27) topped the Houston Astros, 10-6.

• The U.S. women’s national team beat Sweden, 2-0, to advance to the Round of 16 undefeated.

• As expected, the New Orleans Pelicans chose Zion Williamson with the first pick in the NBA Draft.

• The Knicks drafted Duke star RJ Barrett with the third pick, and later chose Ignas Brazdeikis from Michigan and signed Kris Wilkes from UCLA.

• The Nets, meanwhile, traded two first-round picks to clear cap room, but drafted big man Nicolas Claxton in the second round.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets face the Cubs again in Chicago at 2:20 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Houston Astros at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets play the Cubs at Wrigley Field. First pitch is at 2:20 p.m.
• The Yanks welcome the Astros to the Bronx at 7:15 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets wrap up their four-game set in Chicago at 2:20 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their home series with the Astros at 2:05 p.m.

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Make Music NY!  Fri June 21st All Day Event A free celebration of music around the world! Open to anyone who wants to take part. Free and open to the public. Find a location near you.
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Real Estate
MCR Development has refinanced its TWA Flight Center redevelopment at JFK Airport for $270 million.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 23rd 1-3pm. 54-08 64th Street, Maspeth Plateau – Detached one family w/ attic & garage in move in condition.  3 BRs, 1.5 bath, granite kitchen & bath, private yard.  $808,000. Marie Breslin – O’Kane Realty. 917-623-6306

OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 23rd 12-2pm. 97-09 110th Street, Richmond Hill - One family home has 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, modern kitchen, LR/DR combo, porch, yard, semi finished basement.  Owner will listen to all offers.  $689,000. Pirillo Realty 718-418-9500

• Sold – Far Rockaway – A four-bedroom, 2,500-square-foot house at 24-11 Mott Avenue for $530,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Critically-acclaimed Elmhurst Thai restaurant Ayada has opened another location in Chelsea Market.

• Here are 10 superb spots for bottomless brunch this summer in Astoria.

Restaurant ABC’s – Long Island City
Grade A – M. Wells Steakhouse, 43-15 Crescent St. – Food not protected from potential contamination, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Bierocracy, 12-23 Jackson Ave. – Filth flies, Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade C – Spyce, 42-18 31st Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Evidence of mice.

Events
Various Locations – All Day Event – Make Music NY!

Rochdale – 11 a.m. – Councilman Rory Lancman makes campaign announcement. New Jerusalem Worship Center, 122-05 Smith St.

Rego Park – 11:30 a.m. – Queens DA candidate Tiffany Caban greets seniors at Rego Park Senior Center. 93-29 Queens Blvd.

Jamaica – 12:30 p.m. – Caban delivers remarks at Jamaica Muslim Center. 85-37 JMC Way.

Jackson Heights – 12:30 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz visits Queens Center for Gay Seniors. 37-06 77th St.

Sunnyside – 5 p.m. – Summer Solstice Celebration with Queensboro Dance Festival. Lou Lodati Park, Skillman Ave. & 41st St.

Ridgewood – 5 to 9 p.m. – Quiet Clubbing @ Highland Park. RSVP. Elton St & Jamaica Ave.

Jackson Heights – 5:15 p.m. – Caban canvasses with Make the Road Action. 92-10 Roosevelt Ave.

LIC – 6 to 10 p.m. – Summer Solstice Celebration. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

St. Albans – 6 p.m. – Katz attends Southern Queens Park Association family and outstanding awards ceremony. Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.

Flushing – 8 p.m. – Queens Jazz Orchestra: It Ain’t Over Yet. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Glendale – 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. – Rewind performs (classic rock). Yerman’s Irish Pub, 70-26 88th St.

Saturday
Astoria – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Church of the Redeemer Flea Market.  30-14 Crescent St.
Astoria – 2 p.m. – The Muppet Movie 40th Anniversary Celebration. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
LIC – 3 to 4:30 p.m. – Summer Solstice Celebration.  Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Rd.
Astoria – 3 & 6 p.m. – Seniors performs “Young at Heart”. Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St.
Middle Village – 3 p.m. – Relay for Life of Middle Village.  Juniper Valley Park Running Track, Lutheran Ave & Juniper Blvd North
• Astoria - 4 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: “Three the Hard Way”. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Forest Hills - 5 p.m. – “The Lumineers” perform.  Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
Sunnyside – 5 p.m. – Summer Solstice Celebration w/ Queensboro Dance. Lou Lodati Park, Skillman Ave & 41st St.
• Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: “Set It Off”. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
LIC – 8 to 10 p.m. – CinemaLIC presents: “Crazy Rich Asians”.  Hunter’s Point South Park, 4-10 Center Blvd

Sunday
Middle Village – 7 a.m. – Relay for Life of Middle Village Closing Ceremony.  Juniper Valley Park Running Track, Lutheran Ave & Juniper Blvd North
Oakland Gardens - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – For 8 y/o & older. Oakland lake, Alley Pond Park, 46th Ave & Cloverdale Blvd.
Kew Gardens – 1 p.m. – Queens residents to rally against borough jail proposal. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.
Oakland Gardens – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Science in the Park.  Alley Pond Park, Springfield Blvd & 76th St.
• Astoria - 2 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: “Three the Hard Way”. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.•
• Astoria – 4 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: “Set It Off”. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Forest Hills – 5 p.m. – The Head and the Heart perform.  Forest Hills Stadium 1 Tennis Place
•  Corona – 5 to 8 p.m. – Only in Queens Festival featuring Sheila E., Musiq Soulchild & Kranium  Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

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June 21st, 2019 at 8:52 am

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