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Morning Buzz: Monsoon in western Indian leads to 27 deaths; Two transgender filmmakers attacked in Jackson Heights

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Tuesday, July 2

Weather
• Thunderstorms in the evening with a high of 89 degrees.

Top Stories
• A Manhattan jury awarded the student burned in a botched science experiment $60 million in damages.

• Heavy monsoon rains in western India causing multiple walls to collapse has killed 27 people.

• Protestors including Brexiteers and Catalan independence backers mar the opening of the European Parliament in France.

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Nature Nick’s Animal Adventure  Tues July 2nd 11am-2pm Join Nature Nick, NY’s favorite zoologist, for a fast-paced show featuring exotic wildlife from all corners of the world with monkeys, birds of prey and a kangaroo.  Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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Queens News
• Two transgender women were attacked in Jackson Heights on Saturday morning while working on a documentary on violence against transgenders.

• Tiffany Cabán is still in the lead of the Queens DA election as 3,500 absentee ballots are still uncounted.

• The funeral for the former NYPD detective who fought for the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund is scheduled for tomorrow in Astoria.

Politics
• Democratic leaders of Congress including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are lashing out over the conditions of border facilities after they toured the grounds.

• With tougher sanctions and a stronger military presence in the Persian Gulf, Trump is being tough with Iran while in North Korea.

Entertainment
• Kim Kardashian is renaming her shapewear line after backlash of the original name of her latest products.

The Academy welcomed 842 new members from 59 countries to their Oscars organization, with half being women and 29% being people of color.

Buzzing Back

• In 1964 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House.

• In 1986 movie actress Lindsay Lohan is born in NYC.  She first gained recognition for her part in this 1998 Disney movie.

Opinion
• The Post says Trump is keeping drug prices down in many ways such as disclosing prescription prices to customers.

• The Times says the immigration crisis is corrupting the nation as Homeland Security begins collecting social media information for those looking to cross the border while Border Patrol agents abuse the technology.

In the Blogs
• For those who stare at screens all day, MK Vision Center has tips on how to protect your eyes from harmful blue rays.

• Chipotle is opening an Astoria location on Steinway with an opening date of August 14.

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Scoreboard
• The Yankees will hit the field against The Mets tonight at 7:10 p.m.

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See It Big! Action Series  Sat July 6th 2:30pm & Sun July 7th 2pm  “The Matrix”  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
•The city is closing 12th Street between 44th Avenue and 43rd Road in Long Island City to traffic and parking starting this month.

• For Sale – 88-68 62nd Drive, Rego Park - One family brick Tudor w/ pvt backyard has 3 BRs, 1 bath, FDR, 2 car garage, full finished basement.  $985,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Rent – Glendale – 1BR apt offers LR, Dinette areas, new kitchen w/ granite counters, full bath.  Heat/Water included.  $1,600/month. Carollo Rentals 718-747-7747 

• Sold – Fresh Meadows – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 950-square-foot single-family home located at 58-34 187th St. for $770,000. Zillow.

Technology
• A Facebook group of 9,500 anonymous Border Patrol officers filled with racist and hateful comments has emerged.

• Samsung has announced their latest Unpacked event set for August 7, where the company is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 10.

Events
Flushing – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Nature Nick’s Anima Adventure.  Unisphere, Flushing Meadow Corona Park

Woodhaven – 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Zumba and Pilates for Seniors. Forest Park Seufferet Bandshell.

Long Island City – 6 to 8 p.m. – Fundraiser for Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer. Book Culture LIC, 26-90 Jackson Ave.

Written by QTadmin

July 2nd, 2019 at 9:35 am

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