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Friday, May 24

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of 73 degrees. Mostly sunny on Saturday and a high of 71. Sunday will be mostly cloudy and humid, high of 86 degrees.

Top Stories
• British Prime Minister Theresa May announced she will step down as party leader on June 7.

• Harvey Weinstein has agreed to a $44 million deal to settle lawsuits with sexual assault victims and others.

• Police have arrested the alleged subway brake-puller, and is investigating if he’s responsible for causing all those delays.

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Jamaica Bay Sunset Cruise  Sun May 26th 4-7pm Includes wine & cheese, fruit, drinks and snacks. For information /reservations, contact Don Riepe at 718-474-0896 or [email protected]. Meet at Pier 4 in Sheepshead Bay, Emmons Ave. btwn Ocean Ave. & E26th St.
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Queens News
• Rockaway Beach, which was closed partially closed last year due to erosion, is set to reopen this morning.

• Queens lawmakers and transit advocates are pushing for more bus lane cameras to speed up traffic.

• Students from rival high schools were caught on camera brawling at an Oakland Gardens gas station.

Politics
• The feud between Trump and Speaker Pelosi descended into chaos as they accused the other of being mentally unwell.

• De Blasio’s presidential headquarters, a co-working office space in Brooklyn, is located conveniently near his gym.

Entertainment
• Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons have officially called it quits after one yeartogether.

Rotten Tomatoes is revamping its movie audience scores to focus on verified ticket buyers.

Buzzing Back

• In 2010, this 1985 hit song by John Fogerty was selected to be honored at the National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies.

• In 1938, actor Tommy Chong was born in Edmonton, Canada. In the late 90s, he appeared as the hippie Leo on this FOX TV comedy.

Opinion
• The Post asks whether de Blasio’s run for president is just to get out of town to avoid the bad news at home.

• The Daily News says justice will not be denied to farmworkers who wish to organize anymore.

In the Blogs
• Catch a free screening of “Bohemian Rhapsody” next month at Astoria Park.

• A Cambria Heights street was named after a scholar-athlete who was killed in a tragic fire two years ago.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (24-25) topped the Washington Nationals, 6-4. Yoenis Cespedes is expected to miss the remainder of this season after surgery.

• The Yankees (32-17) completed their sweep of the Baltimore Orioles, 6-5. They placed CC Sabathia on the IL, creating more pitching depth questions.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets host the Detroit Tigers for the first of three. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees head to Kansas City with a matchup with the Royals at 8:15 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets welcome the Tigers to Citi Field at 4:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers face the Royals of Kansas City at 2:15 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets conclude their home series against the Tigers at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their road trip in Kansas City. First pitch is at 2:15 p.m.

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Maspeth Memorial Day Parade Sun May 26th 1pm Hosted by Maspeth Federal Savings. Begins at Walter Garlinge Memorial Park (72nd St. & Grand Ave). Memorial ceremony at Maspeth Memorial Square (69th St. & Grand Ave).
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Real Estate
• Blackstone Group is planning to open an upscale food hall in Flushing.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun May 26th 1-2:30pm  51-36 70th Street, Woodside - Beautiful one family Townhouse offers 3 BRs, 2 full bath, finished basement, garage, private driveway.  $839,000  O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 25th 11am-12:30pm  75-19 61st Street, Glendale - Two family brick – 6 rooms w/ 3 BRs over 5 rooms w/ 2 BRs, modern full finished basement, private yard. Near train. $959,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• Sold – Forest Hills – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,100-square-foot co-op at 110-21 73rd Road for $353,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Gothamist has your complete summer guide to Rockaway Beach food.

• Eater lists the best spots to eat while waiting at John F. Kennedy Airport.

Restaurant ABC’s – Jamaica Estates
Grade A – Los Rancheros, 162-10 Jamaica Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade B – Indian Spicy Curry House, 83-27 Parsons Blvd. – Live roaches, Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade C – Atomic Wings, 159-23 Hillside Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Filth flies, Hand-washing facility not near food prep area.

Events
Rockaway Beach – 11 a.m. – Elected officials launch 2019 opening of Rockaway Beach. Beach 17th St. Boardwalk.

Woodside – 11:30 a.m. – DOT, elected officials celebrate installation of new all-way stop sign. Woodside Ave. and 57th St.

Flushing – 12:45 p.m. – Taiyaki NYC grand opening at Queens Crossing food court. 136-17 38th Ave.

Astoria – 7 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Mission:Impossible. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Saturday
Maspeth – Noon to 3 p.m. – Spring Festival.  Principe Park, Maurice Ave & 63rd St btwn 54th & Borden Avenues
Richmond Hill – 1 to 3 p.m. – Guyana Flag Raising Ceremony. Romeo Hitall Triangle, Liberty Ave. and 133rd St.
Astoria – 2 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Mission:Impossible 2.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Astoria - 4:30 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Mission:Impossible 3.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – Greta Van Fleet “March of the Peaceful Army” Tour.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
• Astoria – 7 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Mission:Impossible – Ghost Protocol.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Jamaica – 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. – 8th Annual Ultra-White Memorial Day Party. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
Sunday
Sunnyside – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Greenpoint Avenue “Sunnyside” Festival.  Greenpoint Ave from 42nd to 48th Streets
Forest Hills – Noon – Memorial Day Parade.  Ascan Ave & Metropolitan Ave to Trotting Course Lane.
Maspeth – 1 p.m. – Maspeth Memorial Day Parade.  Walter Garlinge Memorial Park, 72nd St & Grand Ave.
College Point – 2 p.m. – College Point Memorial Day Parade.  28th Ave & College Point Blvd to 5th Ave & 119th St.
Astoria – 3 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Mission:Impossible – Rogue Nation.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Sheepshead Bay – 4 to 7 p.m. – Jamaica Bay Sunset Cruise. Pier 4, Emmons Ave btwn Ocean Ave & E26th St.
• Astoria – 6 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Mission:Impossible – Fallout.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

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May 24th, 2019 at 9:55 am

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