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Morning Buzz: Lawmakers provide rent relief for some NY tenants; Artist creates COVID-19 memorial at Queens Museum

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Friday, May 29
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

• Cloudy and scattered thunderstorms, with a high of 73 degrees.

Top Stories
• Lawmakers approved a controversial measure meant to provide rent relief to New York tenants impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

• More than 30 arrests were made during a protest in Union Square over the police-involved death of George Floyd.

• Ignoring U.S. threats, China’s legislature approved controversial new security laws that exert control over Hong Kong.

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Queens News
• A local contemporary artist transformed the Queens Museum with a 20,000 square foot memorial to the borough’s COVID-19 victims.

• Final preparations are underway to open the Rockaway Community Justice Center in Far Rockaway, the first establishment of its kind in Queens.

• Grassroots group Queens Together launched a weekly food pantry at the Variety Boys & Girls Club in Astoria.

• President Trump signed an executive order targeting social media companies, days after Twitter called two of his tweets “potentially misleading.”

• After a second day of protests in Minneapolis, the Justice Department says  its investigation into the death of George Floyd has been made a “top priority.”

• Dolly Parton has a new quarantine-inspired single called “When Life is Good.”

• Ruby Rose finally broke her silence on the reasons behind her shocking “Batwoman” exit in a social-media post.

Crazy Talented Asians & Friends. Sat May 30th 6pm Flushing Town Hall presents an hour of animated short films, live panel discussion with professional animators and filmmakers, and an hour of live stand-up and sketch comedy with some of New York City’s premier Asian-American talent.  Learn more here. 
Buzzing Back

• In 1942, this song by Bing Crosby is recorded and would go on to become the biggest selling single of all time.

• In 1984 basketball player Carmelo Anthony is born in NYC.  He was the 2013 scoring champion for this NYC team.

• Writers at Bloomberg analyze why New York suffered more than other citiesduring the COVID-19 pandemic.

• A columnist for the Post says the new Netflix documentary on Jeffrey Epstein should finally lead to a “reckoning” with Bill Clinton.

In the Blogs
• NY Attorney General Letitia James is suing the wholesaler Quality King Distributors Inc. and its CEO for price gouging during the pandemic.

• Police have ruled the death of a homeless man was found lifeless in the rear yard of a North Corona home earlier this week a homicide.

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• #donaldisoverparty
• #BlackLivesMater
• #Chromatica
• Omar Jimenez
• #MinneapolisRiot

• For the first time in its 124-year history, the Boston Marathon was canceled.

• The Premier League is set to return on June 17 after the clubs gave “Project Restart” the green light at a shareholders’ meeting.

• With the possibility of a minor league season looking bleak, the Mets are among the teams releasing players from their organization.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• UFC FIGHT NIGHT: WOODLEY VS. BURNS at Nevada’s UFC APEX arena begins at 9 p.m.

• NASCAR Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. Race begins at 3:30 p.m.

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Real Estate
• The NYC real estate market continues to take a beating as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks economic turmoil across the state.

• For Sale – 94-33 Park Lane, Woodhaven – Move-in ready one family with garage updated from inside and out. New kitchen with granite countertops, SS appliances, beautiful island, new stucco and private parking.  $700,000 Trulia.com  917-420-4420

• Sold – Queens Village – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,590 square foot colonial at 9001 Hollis Ct. for $799,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The owner of newly-launched Greek joint Niko’s Souvlaki is Astoria did not let the pandemic spoil his lifelong dream of opening a restaurant.

• Iconic NYC nightclub Copacabana has permanently shuttered its doors after 80 years, but the club says it aims to open in a new location next year.

Restaurant ABC’s – Ditmars Steinway 
Grade A – Victory Sweet Shop, 2169 Steinway St. Personal cleanliness inadequate; Cold food item held above 41º F.
Grade B – Family Corner, 2102 31st St. Cold food item held above 41º F; Live roaches present; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution; Thawing procedures improper; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Stamatis Restaurant, 2909 23rd Ave. Shellfish not from approved source; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Food not cooled by an approved method; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

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Harlem – 1 p.m. – Solidarity Rally for George Floyd. Face masks available on site. 125th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.
Virtual – 6 p.m. – Crazy Talented Asians & Friends.  Flushing Town Hall At Home. 

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Written by QTadmin

May 29th, 2020 at 9:28 am

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