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Morning Buzz: Man rips Black Lives Matter sign and uses racial slur, Hundreds peacefully protest in Astoria

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Wednesday, June 3
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 85 degrees.

Top Stories
• Thousands of protesters filled the streets in defiance of an 8 p.m. curfew.

• Mayor de Blasio is calling on Governor Cuomo to apologize for his criticism of the NYPD.

• The MTA is returning to full service next week, but is demanding that the city provide 3,000 volunteers.

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Queens News
• A Whitestone man is under fire for ripping a Black Lives Matter sign, calling his neighborhood a “white town” and using racial and homophobic slurs.

• Hundreds of people peacefully marched in Astoria to demand justice for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

• A Lenox Hill hospital worker who grew up in Astoria and had no underlying conditions died from COVID-19.

Politics
• Joe Biden is close to clinching the Democratic presidential nomination after winning seven state primaries.

• Trump plans to move the Republican National Convention out of North Carolinaover the state’s refusal to lift social distancing.

Entertainment
• CW’s “Batwoman” will feature a new lead character after Ruby Rose’sdeparture.

• The cast and showrunner for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” has donated $100,000 to the National Bail Fund Network.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1972, this song by The Eagles is released. It cracked the Billboard chart three weeks later and became their first hit single, reaching #12.

• In 1974, rock singer Kelly Jones is born in Wales. While growing up, he was influenced by classic rock and in 1992 he formed this rock band.

Opinion
• The Times says the police are supposed to protect free speech, not suppress it.

• Conversely, the Post says everyone should get behind the NYPD and let it restore order.

In the Blogs
• Check out this free pet food giveaway in Forest Park today.

• The borough president’s office is hosting a virtual jobs recruitment fair.

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Scoreboard
• The proposed date for the last game of the NBA Finals will be October 12.

• Giants running back Saquon Barkley posted an image of himself with an “I Can’t Breathe” jersey.

• Knicks owner James Dolan attempted to clarify his lack of a statement about George Floyd’s death after recent outrage.

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Real Estate
• New renderings have been revealed for a six-story, mixed-use building on 29th Street in Long Island City.

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• Sold – Long Island City – A one-bathroom, 529-square-foot studio condo at 11-25 45th Avenue for $650,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Google is facing a $5 billion lawsuit for illegally invading users’ privacy by tracking their internet use.

H&M temporarily shuttered 95 of its stores in the U.S. due to recent protests over George Floyd’s death.

Events
Woodhaven – 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Free Pet Food Giveaway for Pet Owners. Forest Park George Seuffert Sr. Bandshell Parking Lot.

Virtual – 11 a.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts Caribbean Leaders Roundtable. Join here.

Elmhurst – 11 a.m. – Elmhurst Hospital hosts thank you “clap out” for the military. 79-01 Broadway.

Virtual – Noon – State Senator James Sanders Presents: A Training on How to Fill Out An Absentee Ballot Application Form. Facebook Live.

Virtual – 2 p.m. – Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair. Livestream here.

Hollis – 4:15 p.m. – Comptroller Stringer delivers remarks at Opportunities for Southeast Queens Millennials ‘Let Us Breathe’ Call to Action Rally. Hollis Deli Corporation, 206-02 Hollis Ave.

Virtual – 8 p.m. – Live Comedy On Zoom.

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June 3rd, 2020 at 8:28 am

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