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Friday, July 12

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in the morning. High of 87. Sunny on Saturday and Sunday with a high of 90 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump will back away from adding the citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

• The ACLU and other advocacy groups sued the Trump administration to put the brakes on the scheduled ICE raids.

R. Kelly was arrested by NYPD in Chicago on federal sex crimes charges.

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Family Fun Day: Princess Sing-Along Sat July 13th 11am-2pm Please come dressed in your royal best and join your favorite princesses for a song-along. Meet & greet to follow. Don’t forget your camera! Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd., Forest Hills.
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Queens News
• An angry commuter threw a wrench at a rider, missed, and it hit a 64-year-old woman instead at a Jackson Heights train station.

• Queens residents celebrated the passage of a bill that would force New York utilities to pay for damages instead of homeowners.

• A houseguest torched the East Elmhurst home that killed three people because he was asked to leave.

Politics
• Bill de Blasio criticized Joe Biden for voting in favor of NAFTA in the 1990s.

• New York City’s ticker-tape parade for the U.S. women’s soccer championscost taxpayers $1.3 million.

Entertainment
Heidi Klum and musician Tom Kaulitz secretly got married in late February.

• A new “Flintstones” series is in the works from Warner Bros. Animation.

Buzzing Back

• In 1979, disco is dealt a death blow by fans of the Chicago White Sox.

• In 1978, actress Michelle Rodriguez is born in San Antonio. She is best known for her role in this 2001 movie.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the House should pass the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill unanimously.

• The Post says what makes the immigration raids so crazy is that they’re no longer a surprise.

In the Blogs
• Resorts World Casino will host the highly-anticipated New York Music Expothis weekend.

• Check out the schedule for free concerts this summer at Juniper Valley Park.

Trending in New York
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#FridayFeeling
#FridayMotivation
Grayson Allen
R. Kelly

Scoreboard
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will face off again at Wimbledon, while Serena Williams will take on Simona Halep in the final.

• Marcus Morris signed a one-year, $15 million deal to join the Knicks.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets (40-50) head to Miami for a three-game series with the Marlins. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees (57-31) host the Toronto Blue Jays at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets face the Marlins in Miami at 6:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers welcome the Blue Jays to Yankee Stadium at 1:05 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets finish their Miami road trip with a 1:10 p.m. matinee.
• The Yankees wrap up their three-game series with the Blue Jays at 1:05 p.m.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd with Hank Williams Jr. Sun July 14th 6pm “Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour.” $60.50 – $350.50. Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl., Forest Hills.
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Real Estate
• More Brooklyn and Queens renters are opting to renew their leases, according to a new Douglas Elliman report.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun July 14th 2-3:30pm. 6070 Woodhaven Blvd- Apt 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.  $757,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sat July 13th 2-4pm. 63-57 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village – One family Tudor across from Juniper Park. 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, hardwood floors, fireplace, FDR, sliding door off dining room to large patio.  Close to all.  $1.158M. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – Ridgewood – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,800-square-foot house at 68-12 60th Street for $1.7 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Long Island City restaurant Adda, which boasts homestyle Indian cooking, made Eater’s list of best new restaurants.

• We Heart Astoria has your rundown of best places to eat with a large group in Astoria.

Restaurant ABC’s – Jamaica Hills
Grade A – John’s Restaurant, 162-10 Jamaica Ave. – Evidence of mice.
Grade B – Para Ti Colombia Con Sabor, 172-35 Hillside Ave. – Evidence of mice, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade C – New Parsons Deli, 155-27 Jamaica Ave. – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Filth flies, Food not protected from potential contamination.

Events
Jamaica – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – P.A.L. Community Day. North Rochdale Playground, 168-40 Baisley Blvd.

Far Rockaway - Noon to Midnight – Rock! Away! Music Festival Year 3! Various locations along the beach front.

Corona – 1 p.m. – NYC Parks, Nike celebrate refurbished soccer field and skate park. Flushing Meadows Corona Park Field 7, United Nations Ave. South and Dwight Eisenhower Promenade.

Flushing – 6 p.m. – Silent Disco. Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

LIC – 7 to 9 p.m. – CityParks Foundation SummerStage – A Palo Seco. Queensbridge Park, Vernon Blvd. & 41st Ave.

Saturday
Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family Fun Day: Princess Sing-Along.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
Forest Hills - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – The Forest Hills Feast.  Queens Bully, 113-30 Queens Blvd.
• Far Rockaway  – Noon to Midnight – Rock! Away! Music Festival Year 3!  Various locations along the beach front.
Astoria – 1 to 4:30 p.m. – The Cat Men of Gotham: Tales of Feline Friendships in Old New York. (includes pet adoption)  Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st Street
LIC – 3 to 7 p.m. – Ralph McDaniels Hip Hop in the Park.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
LIC – 5 to 9 p.m. – CityParks Foundations SummerStage – Leon Gieco.  Queensbridge Park, Vernon Blvd & 41st Avenue
Bayside – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Beatles in Bayside!  Bay Terrace Country Club, 217-14 24th Avenue

Sunday
Sunnyside – Noon to 5 p.m. – A Better World Festival.  Sunnyside Arch, Queens Blvd & 46th St.
Astoria – Noon to 5 p.m. – Queens Craft Brigade 2nd Year Anniversary!  VFW Hall, 31-35 41st Stret
• Far Rockaway  – Noon to Midnight – Rock! Away! Music Festival Year 3!  Various locations along the beach front.
Jamaica – 1 p.m. – Free Concert: Jerry Drake & the Front Page Band.  Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Oakland Gardens – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Science in the Park.  Alley Pond Park, Springfield Blvd & 76th St.
Jamaica – 3 p.m. – Hidden History of Queens.  King manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave
Flushing – 3:30 p.m. – I Wan Kan: Puppetry from Taiwan.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Forest Hills – 6 p.m. – Lynyrd Skynyrd w/ Hank Williams Jr.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
LIC - 6 to 9 p.m. – CityParksFoundation SummerStage – Avery Sunshine.  Queensbridge Park, Vernon Blvd & 41st Ave.

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July 12th, 2019 at 8:55 am

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