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Morning Buzz: Lightning sparks blaze in South Ozone Park church, Queens couple busted trying to sell elephant-feet stools

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Thursday, July 23

• A high of 91 with scattered thunderstorms becoming more widespread in the afternoon.

Top Stories
• The State Liquor Authority announced that “substantial” food must be served at establishments serving alcohol, which means chips and snacks won’t cut it.

• A new coroanvirus strain is causing the virus to spread more quickly in parts of the world, according to a genome expert in the UK.

• President Donald Trump announced more federal forces will be dispatched to four more cities, but New York isn’t one of them (yet).

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Queens News
• A Queens couple was busted for trying to sell two stools that were made out of elephant feet on the Internet.

• Msgr. McClancy High School in East Elmhurst has its first lay leader, as Nicholas Melito takes the reins from Brother Rocco.

• Yesterday’s severe weather sparked a blaze that tore through a church on Sutter Avenue in South Ozone Park.

• Despite help from the Assembly Campaign Committee, six long-serving Democrats lost their races and now new faces are set to shake up Albany.

• Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez introduced legislation to prevent the military from recruiting on Twitch or any video games.

• Wallflowers rejoice! Insiders predict that dance floors will be a thing of the past in the NYC nightlife scene post-coronavirus.

• “Jeopardy” is unable to film episodes because of the pandemic, but classic reruns of the show are killing original ones from earlier this year in the ratings.

Online Sex and the City Trivia: FundraiserSun July 26th 7pm.  A portion of ticket sales will go to Huntington Meals and other organizations who are helping Front Line workers with Meals/Support during this Pandemic.  $10

Buzzing Back

• In 1966, The Troggs led the Cashbox Best Sellers chart with their version of this song.

• In 1972, actor Marlon Wayans is born in New York City. He first became known to audiences on this 1990 FOX comedy. 

• A writer for Slate argues that Republicans will come to regret the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant policies.

• The Long Island City Journal makes the case for landmarking a home linked to prominent members of the abolitionist movement.

In the Blogs
• Queens Botanical Garden finally reopened its gates to the public this week.

• Maspeth Pizza House – not Maspeth Pizzeria as was reported in some news outlets – was the restaurant that lost its liquor license due to large crowds.

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Trump’s America

• Major League Baseball is back! The Yankees (0-0) are in Washington to take on the Nationals. First pitch is at 7:08 p.m., but it might be postponed.

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Real Estate
OPEN HOUSE – Thurs July 23rd 6:30-8pm. 66-64 71st Street, Middle Village- Semi-detached two-family home with 3 BR/ 1 bath units. Finished basement, garage, backyard. $988,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

OPEN HOUSE – Sat July 25th 12-2pm. 115-70 155th Street, Jamaica – One family home, 2 stories plus stand-up attic, 4 large BRs, 2 full bath. Finished basement, garage, backyard. $589,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100 

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,200-square-foot single-family home at 99-91 Russell Street in Old Howard Beach for $365,500.

Style & Fashion
• Designer Christian Cowan is calling out Khloe Kardashian for selling a dress he loaned her.

• An Italian Instagram account is turning fast food wrappers and other packaging into stylish handbags.

Woodhaven – 3 p.m. – Free Food Distribution Event. Reserve your box by calling 718-296-3735 or by email. WRBA Office, 84-20 Jamaica Avenue

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Online Sex and the City Trivia: Fundraiser.

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July 24th, 2020 at 8:39 am

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