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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

• 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.

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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

Trending in New York
Fly Me to the Moon

• 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
• The Mets face the Cubs again in Chicago at 2:20 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Houston Astros at 7:05 p.m.
• 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.
• 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.

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.

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.

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

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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