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Tuesday, August 4

Weather
• Tropical storm conditions are likely, with Isaias expected to bring heavy rains to New York City. High of 80 degrees.

Top Stories
• The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded its warning about hand sanitizers to avoid, with the list now topping 100.

• Declaring the city’s outdoor dining program a success, Mayor de Blasio announced the program will come back next June.

• Teachers brought along visual aids, including handmade coffins and a guillotine, while protesting the city’s school reopening plan.

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Queens News
• A Flushing pharmacist who wrote about his desire to commit a mass shooting was arrested and charged with arson for setting fire to a speed camera.

• An off-duty NYPD cop has been arrested for shoplifting model cars from an Ozone Park Walgreens.

• Three grand juries will convene in Queens next week, as state courts in New York City resume most in-person functions.

Politics
• Democrats are warning Republicans not to fill a possible Supreme Court vacancy this year, threatening future retaliation.

• According to experts, the GOP may be misguided in its argument against the $600 weekly unemployment benefits.

Entertainment
• Taylor Swift set multiple records on the Billboard Streaming Songs chart for women, following the surprise release of her latest album “Folklore.”

• Donna Karan hosted a socially distanced movie night in the Hamptons.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1966 John Lennon’s comment that The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus Christ” caused a public outcry in the US and led to mass destruction of Beatle records.

• In 1981 Duchess Meghan Markle is born in Los Angeles.  Before marrying Royalty, she was introduced to television by appearing on this TV game show.

Opinion
• USA Today argues Donald Trump’s “911” campaign ad is a slap in the face to seniors.

• The Daily News says New York City’s cultural institutions need a lifeline, and we need to find creative ways to bring them back.

In the Blogs
• We Heart Astoria compiled a list of rumored openings and closings around the neighborhood.

• More than a dozen Queens lawmakers condemned the DOE’s decision to cutThe Bridge Year Program offered to students at Townsend Harris High School.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (4-7) beat the Atlanta Braves, 7 to 2. The Amazins go on to face the Washington Nationals at 7 p.m.

• The Yankees (8-1) topped the Phillies, 6 to 3. Tonight’s game has been postponed with Tropical Storm Isaias on the way.

• The Rangers (0-2) fell to the Carolina Hurricanes, 1 to 4. The two teams go at it again tonight at 8 p.m.

• The Islanders (1-0) play the Florida Panthers at 12 p.m.

• The Nets (31-35) take on the Milwaukee Bucks at 1:30 p.m.

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Real Estate
• For Sale – 66-83 70th Street, Middle Village - Fully renovated 2 BR Condo in new construction building with elevator.  Kitchen features SS appliances, new cabinets, dishwasher, microwave. Laundry room w/ washer & dryer.  Pet friendly.  $529,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Astoria – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,782 square foot duplex at 2051 33rd St. for $1.33 million. Zillow.

Technology
• Facebook inked a massive lease deal for 730,000 square feet of space in Midtown, Manhattan’s historic Farley Building.

• Backing down from an immediate ban, the Trump says TikTok will be shut down in the U.S. Sept. 15, unless a deal is made with an American company.

Events
Virtual - 7 p.m. – Live @ The Gantries: Fernandito Ferrer. Presented by Kupferberg Center for the Arts. Watch here. 

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August 4th, 2020 at 9:14 am

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