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Friday, May 31

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 84 degrees. Saturday will be sunny and a high of 86. Expect cloudy skies on Sunday with a high of 84 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump announced escalating tariffs on Mexico until the country can stop the flow of migrants over the border.

• Louisiana’s Democratic governor signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy into law.

• Riders can start using the MTA’s pilot tap-and-go OMNY system today at select train stops.

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7th Annual Rockaway Beach/Breezy Point Irish Festival Sat June 1st Sun June 2nd 11am – 8:30pm Unlimited free children’s rides, free face painting, live music and more. St. Camillus Church Parking Lot, Beach 100th St. & Shore Front Pkwy., Rockaway Beach.
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Queens News
• The man who was caught in a viral video viciously attacking his Lyft driver in Queens has turned himself in.

• An Elmhurst teenager who was left homeless by a fire has won a college scholarship.

• The Board of Elections will double the number of early voting sites in Queens.

Politics
• Former Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran has passed away at the age of 81.

• The BQX streetcar’s feasibility was questioned at the project’s first City Council hearing.

Entertainment
• R. Kelly was charged with 11 new counts of sexual assault in Illinois.

• Filmmaker Marc Webb is in talks to direct Disney’s live-action remake of “Snow White.

Buzzing Back

• In 1979, Supertramp performed at Madison Square Garden, where they receive a Gold record for this million selling album.

• In 1965, actress Brooke Shields was born in NYC. From 1996 to 2000, she starred as the title role on this sitcom.

Opinion
• The Times says it appears the Trump administration lied about the census citizenship question.

• USA Today says too many Democrats are crowding the field in the presidential race.

In the Blogs
• Resorts World Casino is hosting a New York Fight Exchange event this weekend.

• Check out a new dessert spot, Taiyaki NYC, at Flushing’s Queens Crossing.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (27-29) were blanked by the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-0.

• The Yankees (36-19) opener against the Red Sox was postponed due to rain.

• The Toronto Raptors took Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, 118-109.

• St. John’s head coach Mike Anderson has added Queens native Steve DeMeoto his staff as an assistant coach.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets kick off a three-game series in Arizona against the Diamondbacks at 9:40 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Boston Red Sox at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets face the D-Backs in Arizona at 10:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers take on the BoSox at Yankee Stadium at 7:15 p.m.
• The St. Louis Blues welcome the Boston Bruins for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Puck drops at 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets wrap up their road trip in Arizona. First pitch is at 4:10 p.m.
• The Yankees conclude their series against Boston at 7:08 p.m.
• The Toronto Raptors host the Golden State Warriors for Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

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Night at the Races Sat June 1st 6:30pm Enjoy a night of socializing and racing fun! (Adults Only). Complimentary coffee, tea & dessert. Call 718-326-1585 or email [email protected]org for tickets. St. Stan’s Gym, 61-17 Grand Ave., Maspeth.
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Real Estate
• The City Council approved a zoning amendment that caps mechanical spaces at 25 feet before they are counted toward buildings’ allowable footprint.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat June 1st 2:30-4pm. 121 Arleigh Road, Douglaston – Single family home on 80×100 lot has 5 BRs, 4 full baths, 1 half-bath, 2 fireplaces, modern kitchen/family room. Finished basement, 2 car garage.  $1.990M. Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 2nd 2-4pm.  60-70 Woodhaven Blvd, Unit 6B, Middle Village – 3 BR, 2 bath condo has renovated kitchen w/ SS appliances, open concept dining/living space, washer/dryer in unit, pet friendly.  $757,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-381-2188

• Sold – Rosedale – A four-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 1,227-square-foot house at 141-37 254th Street for $660,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Gothamist has your complete summer guide to beach food at Jacob Riis Park.

Anable Basin Sailing Bar & Grill made this list of the city’s best waterfront restaurants.

Restaurant ABC’s – Bayside 
Grade A – Taverna Kyclades, 39-30 Bell Blvd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade B – O2 K-BBQ, 45-53 Bell Blvd. – Evidence of rats, Tobacco use.
Grade Pending – Trattoria 35, 213-15 35th Ave. – Evidence of mice.

Events
Bayside – 9 a.m. – Queensborough Community College commencement ceremony. 22-05 56th Ave.

Jamaica – 9 a.m. – York College’s 49th commencement ceremony. 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

Kew Gardens – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Senior Job Fair for Individuals 55+. Queens Community House, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.

St. Albans – 10:45 a.m. – Zara Tenant Coalition, tenant advocates call on State Senator Leroy Comrie to support elimination of MCIs. 113-43 Farmers Blvd.

Flushing – Noon – Borough President Melinda Katz visits seniors at Pomonok Senior Center. 67-09 Kissena Blvd.

South Ozone Park – 12:30 p.m. –  Zara Tenant Coalition, tenant advocates call on Assemblywoman Vivian Cook to support elimination of MCIs, 142-15 Rockaway Blvd.

Jamaica – 1 p.m. – Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, elected officials mark completion of LIRR Jamaica underpass revitalization. 93-91 Sutphin Blvd.

Bayside – 1:45 p.m. – State Senator John Liu, Assembly members Nily Rozic and Ed Braunstein, and Board of Elections announce new early voting site in northeast Queens. Korean Community Services, 203-05 32nd Ave.

Maspeth – 7 to 11 p.m. – Maspeth Kiwanis Club Barn Dance. Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.

Flushing – 8 p.m. – Country Blues & Dance. Flushing Town Hall, 135-37 Northern Blvd.

Saturday
Astoria – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Annual Community Health Fair.  Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th Street
Glendale – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – National Trails Day Hike: Queens.  Buddy Monument in Forest Park, Park Lane South & Myrtle Avenue
Downtown, Brooklyn – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Citywide Community Charter School Job Fair.  Brooklyn Law School, Forchelli Conference Center, 205 State Street.
Flushing – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – First Weekend: Pride in the Garden.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
Rockaway Beach – 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. – 7th Annual Rockaway Beach Irish Festival.  St. Camillus Church Pkg Lot, 100th St & Shore Front Pkwy.
Ridgewood – Noon to 6 p.m. – A.C.E. Flea Market.  PS 290, 55-20 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills – 1 to 3 p.m. – NY Music Month.  MacDonald Park, 87-20 Queens Blvd.
Astoria – 1:45 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Police Story.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave
Bayside – 2 to 10 p.m. – Relay For Life Bayside. Bayside High School, 32nd Ave. and Clearview Expwy.
Astoria – 3:45 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: 48 Hours.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave
Bayside – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Author Talk & Book Signing with Crystal Wolfe.  Queens Library, 214-20 Northern Blvd.
Corona – 6 to 11 p.m. – Water Lantern Festival.  Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Maspeth – 6:30 p.m. – Night at the Races.  St. Stan’s Gym, 61-17 Grand Avenue

Sunday
• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – First Weekend: Pride in the Garden.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
• Rockaway Beach – 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. – 7th Annual Rockaway Beach Irish Festival.  St. Camillus Church Pkg Lot, 100th St & Shore Front Pkwy.
Jackson Heights – Noon to 6 p.m. – Queens Pridefest.  75th St & 37th Ave
Astoria – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Queens Park of the Month: Astoria Park.  Astoria Park Pkg Lot, 19th St & Hoyt Ave. No.
• Astoria – 3 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Heat.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave
Forest Hills – 4 p.m. – Jazz Vespers.  Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Tpk.
Ridgewood – Sunset – Film Night: “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party”.  Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave
Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Miami Vice.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

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May 31st, 2019 at 8:51 am

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