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Morning Buzz: Mayor cuts ribbon on One Vanderbilt skyscraper; ConEd to install eight weather stations across Queens

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Tuesday, September 15

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 70 degrees.

Top Stories
• Mayor De Blasio cut the ribbon on Midtown’s One Vanderbilt, the second-tallest skyscraper in New York City.

• The MTA has implemented $50 fines for riders who refuse to wear face masks while using mass transit.

• Instead of the Thanksgiving Day Parade this year, Macy’s will stage a scaled-down, televised-only event in Herald Square.

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Queens News
• Council Member Daniel Dromm has joined the effort to turn a stretch of 34th Avenue into a “permanent public space for the community.”

• Con Edison has partnered with the SUNY Albany and invested $3 million to install eight weather stations across Queens.

• Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has agreed to buy the Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families.

Politics
• House Democrats are launching an investigation into how Trump appointees pressured officials at the CDC to tamper with scientific reports on coronavirus.

• A voter-outreach effort by the U.S. Postal Service drew a growing backlash over misleading information distributed by the agency.

Entertainment
• Drew Barrymore says she has nothing to hide as the legendary actressprepares to launch her own talk show.

• Jason Momoa spoke out against Warner Bros. amid an investigation into filming of “Justice League.”

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Buzzing Back

• In 1978 Muhammad Ali wins world heavyweight championship againt this fighter.

• In 1984 Prince Harry is born in England. In 2014 he launched the Invictus Games  which helps wounded warriors who have been wounded, injured or fallen ill as a direct consequence of service.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the solution to stemming New York City’s rising tide of red ink is to stop borrowing.

• A writer for Slate argues we’ve arrived at our last chance to save music venues.

In the Blogs
• MTA police found 18 broken windows on a 7 train at 61st-Woodside station.

Trending in New York
• #DWTS
• Steve Cohen
• Venus
• #TogetherBlue
• Paul Rudd

Scoreboard
• The Giants (0-1) fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers in their season-opening game, 16 to 26.

• The Yankees (26-21) host the Toronto Blue Jays at 7 p.m.

• The Mets (21-26) face the Phillies at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (1-3) take on the Tampa Bay Lighting at 8 p.m.

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Real Estate
• The public review process of the contentious Flushing waterfront rezoning project will resume Wednesday.

• For Sale – 25 Hester Lane, Lake Ronkonkoma – One family Ranch style home offers 3 BRs 2.5 bath, updated EIK, FDR, LR, deck. Finished basement w/ 2 BRS, full bath & LR. $425,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• Sold – Sunnyside – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,976 square foot two family home at 39-32 51st St. for $1.4 million. Zillow.

Technology
• TikTok struck a deal with Oracle, but the announcement has left many confused as to what it entails.

• N95 masks could soon be rechargeable instead of disposable.

Events
Virtual - 9:30 a.m. – Borough Cabinet Briefing on Senior Services and Rent Regulations. Stream here.

Virtual - 1 p.m. – Virtual small business town hall with City agencies. Register here.

Virtual - 3 p.m. – Public scoping meeting on reconstruction of Captain Dermody Triangle in Bayside Hills. Register here.

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Queens Muslim Community Virtual Town Hall. Register here.

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Global Mashup #4: Balkans Meets El Barrio.  Watch here.  Presented by Flushing Town Hall.

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Name That Tune with The American Pops Orchestra.  Donate here.  Presented by Queensborough Performing Arts Center.

Ridgewood - 8 p.m. – Outdoor Films: Fela: Music is the Weapon plus Flea Kuti Live.  Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue

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September 15th, 2020 at 9:17 am

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