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Morning Buzz: Queens man wrecks mosque in hate crime, Relatives mourn death of Rockaway senior

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Friday, May 17

• Cloudy early but rain later in the evening. High of 75. Partly cloudy on Saturday with a high of 71. Sunday will be cloudy and a high of 73 degrees.

Top Stories
• A pregnant Chicago woman was strangled to death and had her baby cut from her womb.

• Renowned architect I.M. Pei, who designed the Louvre and other iconic buildings, has died at age 102.

• An NYPD lieutenant texted an underling that Eric Garner’s death was “not a big deal.

Kew Gardens Flea Market  Sat May 18th 9am-5pm Fab vendors selling some unique and one-of-a-kind items! Heavenly Angles Animal Rescue adoptions from 12-4pm. All vendor fees benefit Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Pediatric Dept. LIRR North Parking Lot, 82-60 Austin St., Kew Gardens.

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Queens News
• A Queens man was indicted on hate crimes charges after allegedly wrecking a mosque while on an anti-Muslim tirade in South Richmond Hill.

• Relatives mourned the death of an 84-year-old woman who died in a fire in her Far Rockaway apartment.

• A broken elevator that left Jamaica seniors trapped in their apartments has finally been fixed.

• New Yorkers of all political stripes united to oppose Mayor de Blasio’s 2020 presidential bid.

• Meanwhile, Council Speaker Corey Johnson has unveiled his own criminal justice plan.

Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to play “The Batman” in a new Warner Bros. reboot.

• “The Big Bang Theory” wrapped up its 12-season, 279-episode run with an emotional finale.

Buzzing Back

• In 2012, the “Queen of Disco” Donna Summer died at the age of 63.

• In 1985, dancer Derek Hough was born in Salt Lake City. In 2016, he and this fellow performer joined the judges panel on this NBC TV show.

• A police reform advocate writes in the Daily News that de Blasio can’t run on his record because he failed to make major changes.

• The Post says Cuomo will be to blame when the gas goes out because he nixed a pipeline project.

In the Blogs
Steinway & Sons is hosting a factory savings event this weekend in Astoria.

• Recycle your e-waste at Kissena Park this Saturday.

Trending in New York

• The Mets (20-22) fell to the Washington Nationals, 7-6.

• The Knicks are interviewing other top prospects, but are likely to take RJ Barrett with the third pick.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Mets head to Miami for a series with the Marlins at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees (26-16) host the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:05 p.m.
• The Mets face the Miami Marlins on the road at 4:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers welcome the Rays to Yankee Stadium for a 1:05 p.m. matchup.
• The Mets wrap up their series in Miami. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees conclude their home stand against the Rays at 1:05 p.m.

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Bell Boulevard Food and Music Fest  Sun May 19th 2-6pm Attendees will sample cuisines from over 35 of the boulevard’s restaurants and bars while enjoying musical talent. Tickets. Bell Blvd, from 38th Ave to 41st Ave, Bayside.

Real Estate
• Madison Capital Realty is providing $30 million in pre-development financing for the rehabilitation of RKO Keith Theater in Flushing.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 18th 12-2pm  60-70 Woodhaven Blvd, Unit 6B, Middle Village – 3 BR, 2 bath Condo has renovated kitchen w/ SS appliances, open concept dining/living space, washer/dryer in unit, pet friendly.  $765,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sun May 19th 2-3:30pm  121 Arleigh Road, Douglaston – One family Colonial home in landmarked Douglaston Manor offers 5 BRs, 4.5 bath, private yard w/ wet bar, jacuzzi & fire pit!  Two fireplaces, modern kitchen w/ family room, finished basement, 2 car garage.  $2.1M. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-894-8700

• Sold – St. Albans – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,078-square-foot house at 194-18 122nd Avenue for $490,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• A new restaurant specializing in Shanghai cuisine has opened in Astoria.

Sweetleaf in LIC is the only Queens spot to land on this list of 31 outstanding coffee shops.

Restaurant ABC’s – Murray Hill
Grade A – Satay Malaysian Cuisine, 46-01 Kissena Blvd. – Sanitized equipment improperly stored.
Grade B – Pho Best, 42-35 Main St. – Food worker does not wash hands thoroughly after using toilet, Personal cleanliness inadequate, Wiping clothes soiled.
Grade C – iCook Buffet, 133-24 41st Ave. – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Cross-contamination, Evidence of mice, Live roaches.

Arverne – 10 a.m. – State Senator James Sanders hosts job fair and career expo. Rockaway YMCA, 207 Beach 73rd St.

Forest Hills – 10:30 a.m. – Aigner Chocolates hosts “Game of Thrones” cosplay event. 103-02 Metropolitan Ave.

Bayside – 11 a.m. – State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblyman Edward Braunstein present KCS executive director Linda Lee with 2019 Woman of Distinction Award. 203-05 32nd Ave.

Rockville Centre - 11 a.m. & 8 p.m. – A Chorus Line. Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave.

Astoria – 5 p.m. – St. Demetrios Festival. Hellenic Orthodox Community of Astoria, 30-11 30th Dr.

Flushing - 6 p.m. to Midnight – 4th Annual Greek Festival. Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, 196-10 Northern Blvd.

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – 10th Year Pastoral Anniversary Celebration for Rev. Corwin S. Mason of Vision Keepers Ministry of Community Church of Astoria. Astoria Sports Complex, 34-38 38th St.

Astoria – 8 p.m. – Caroline or Change. Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Rd.

Flushing - 8 p.m. – Chamber Music America celebrates National Chamber Music Month. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Astoria – 11 p.m. – Movies R Dumb: 1990 Captain America. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Kew Gardens – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Kew Gardens Flea Market.  LIRR North Pkg Lot, 82-60 Austin Street
Forest Hills - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Friends of MacDonald Park Volunteer Project.  MacDonal Park, Queens Blvd @ 70th Avenue
Astoria – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Church of the Redeemer Flea Market.  30-14 Crescent Street
Maspeth – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – 1st Annual Maspeth Book Festival. Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Avenue
Flushing – Noon to Midnight – 4th Annual Greek Festival.  Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, 196-10 Northern Blvd.
Bayside – Noon to 2 p.m. – Bell Blvd History Crawl.  $10. Meet @ Cobblestone House, 36th Avenue & Bell Blvd.
South Ozone Park – Noon to 6 p.m. – 3rd annual Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling Event. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
Astoria – 1 p.m. – St. Demetrios Festival.  Hellenic Orthodox Community of Astoria, 30-11 30th Drive
Queens Village – 1 p.m. – Melody Anne-Simone Edwards Way street co-naming ceremony. 118th Ave. and Springfield Blvd.
Whitestone – 1 p.m. – New gelateria Chillato formally launches business with grand opening. 17-16 154th St.
LIC – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – Caroline or Change.  Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Road
• Rockville Centre - 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – A Chorus Line.  Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue
Corona – 3 to 6 p.m. – City Parks Foundation Lacoste Junior Tennis Academy Tryouts. Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Jackson Heights – 6 p.m. – Unity Stage performance of “Godspell”.  PS 212 Auditorium, 34-25 82nd Street
Elmhurst - 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Flushing – 8 p.m. – Brahms and Mozart Choral Masterpiece. Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Whitestone – 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Generations performs (Classic Rock).  The BLVD Restaurant & lounge, 19-11 Francis Lewis Blvd.

Forest Hills – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Forest Hills Green Team Volunteer Clean Up & Gardening.  LIRR Overpass, Yellowstone Blvd btwn Austin St. & Burns St.
Bayside – 10 a.m. – 14th Annual Big Hearts Walk for St. Mary’s Kids. Crocheron Park, 215-01 35th Ave.
Astoria – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Astoria Spring Festival. 31st Street from Ditmars Blvd to 21st Ave
Hillcrest – 10 a.m. – St. John’s University Commencement 2019. 8000 Utopia Pkwy.
LIC – Noon to 2:30 p.m. – Forgotten NY Tour: Long Island City, Queens ($20). Met @ center mall, Vernon Blvd & 50th Ave.
Flushing – Noon to 10 p.m. – 4th Annual Greek Festival.  Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, 196-10 Northern Blvd.
Astoria – 1 p.m. – St. Demetrios Festival.  Hellenic Orthodox Community of Astoria, 30-11 30th Drive
Flushing – 1 to 4 p.m. – Family Day.  Mauro Playground, 73rd Terrace btwn Park Drive East & Van Wyke Exp.
Flushing – 2 p.m. – Walking Queens: Discovering the Diverse Communities of Queens.  Voelker-Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Avenue
Forest Hills – 2 p.m. – Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra.  Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd
Bayside - 2 to 6 p.m. – Bell Blvd Food & Music Festival.  Bell Blvd from 38th Ave to 41st Ave
• LIC – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – Caroline or Change.  Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Road
• Jackson Heights – 3 p.m. – Unity Stage performance of “Godspell”.  PS 212 Auditorium, 34-25 82nd Street
• Rockville Centre - 3 p.m. – A Chorus Line.  Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue
Forest Hills – 4 p.m. – Oratorio Society of Queens Annual Spring Concert.  Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 110-06 Queens Blvd.

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May 17th, 2019 at 9:18 am

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