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Thursday, August 1

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 89.

Top Stories
• Here’s the unofficial winners and losers of last night’s Democratic presidential debate, at which the mayor was grilled over the Eric Garner case.

• Osama bin Laden’s son and heir to his terror network as been confirmed dead. The U.S. played a role in his assassination.

• Accused sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein had a plan to turn a New Mexico ranch into an elaborate baby-making factory.

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Silent Comedy Treasures from the Library of Congress  Sat Aug 3rd 4:30pm Join us for an evening of rare comedy films. $10 Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Queens News
• A Brooklyn judge will personally oversee the manual counting of disputed ballots in the Queens district attorney’s race.

• Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer wants more bike lanes in LIC, a move that could cost the neighborhood hundreds of parking spots.

• A coast-to-coast pot smuggling ring used tractor-trailers to haul tons of marijuana across the country to homes and storage containers in Queens.

Politics
• Councilman Antonio Reynoso took to the streets to inform residents about their rights when they are approached or stopped by police officers.

• Assemblyman Ron Kim released a report detailing the issue most important to constituents in his northeast Queens district.

Entertainment
• What’s wrong with Bahston? Patriots QB Tom Brady and model wife Gisele Bundchen are shopping for homes in the NYC ‘burbs.

• The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for Flushing Night Out 2019 later this month, an event showcasing the unique neighborhood.

Buzzing Back

• In 1973, this movie premiered in Los Angeles and was a surprise hit, costing $700,000 to make and grossing over $200 million at the box office.

• In 1979, movie actor Jason Momoa is born in Honolulu. He became known to audiences for his role in this HBO series hit.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Post writes that Google’s celeb-obsessed search for climate change is a hypocritical joke.

• The Leader-Observer calls on the city to continue to allow Lime bikes to operate in Rockaway, calling it a vital transportation option on the peninsula.

In the Blogs
• The ten-day Festival of Cinema begins in Forest Hills on Friday. It will feature 120 films.

• A new sign will officially welcome visitors to Bay Terrace.

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Scoreboard
• The Yankees topped the Diamondbacks, 7-5. New York (68-39) is off before starting a three-game home stand with the Red Sox.

• The Mets (52-55) winning streak is at six after downing the White Sox, 4-2. The team wraps up its series in Chicago with a 2:10 p.m. matinee.

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Waterfront Concert Series: The Jersey Jukebox!  Thurs Aug 1st 7:30pm Bringing you back to the golden days of yesteryear. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd.
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Real Estate
• A real estate expert breaks down how new rent regulations will affect landlords in the Forest Hills Times.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 4th 12-3pm. 53-144 63rd Street, Maspeth - One family attached home, 3 BRs, FDR, semi-finished basement, garage, new brick work.  $779,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 3rd 11am-1pm. 143-25 84th Road, Briarwood – Detached home in move-in condition, 3 BRs, 1 bath, full finished basement, pvt backyard & driveway. Close to all. $728,888. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• Sold – A three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,120-square-foot single-family house at 92-29 75th Street in Woodhaven for $580,000.

Style & Fashion
• Scarier than a shark sighting? A fashion writer for the Post says that families who dress in matching swimsuits should be banned from the beach.

• Jumpin’ Jack Flash! Bergdorf Goodman added an exclusive Rolling Stones pop-up store. It will be open until August 13.

Events
Flushing - Noon – State Senator John Liu visits with seniors. Flushing Senior Center, 29-09 137th St.

• Kew Gardens Hills – 5 p.m. – Potions Class with Harry Potter. For ages 6-12. Queens Library, 72-33 Vleigh Pl.

Forest Hills - 6:30 p.m. – The Chemical Brothers. Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place

Astoria – 7 p.m. – Screening: 2001: A Space Odyssey. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Astoria – 7 p.m. – Latin Nite Kick Off – Queensboro Dance Festival. Athens Square, 30th St. & 30th Ave.

Rego Park – 7 p.m. – Adult Paint & Sip: Surfs Up. La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.

Woodside – 7 p.m. – Live from Woodside Concert Series: Chuck Braman Quintet Jazz. Sgt Collins Park Triangle, Broadway & 58th St.

Astoria - 7:30 p.m. – Waterfront Concert Series: The Jersey Jukebox. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd.

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – My Obituary Show. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Woodhaven – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – Disco 54 Show.  George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park, Woodhaven Blvd. & Forest Park Dr.

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August 1st, 2019 at 8:24 am

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