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Friday, July 31
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

• Cloudy with showers. High of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• The U.S. economy suffered its worst period ever in the second quarter, with the GDP falling a historic 32.9 percent.

• NASA’s “Perseverance” rover completed a successful launch to begin its mission to find signs of ancient life on Mars.

• Ellen DeGeneres officially addressed allegations of a “toxic” workplace culture in a memo to staff.

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Queens News
• A Glendale priest has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly sharing sexually explicit text messages and photos with a 15-year-old boy.

• Volunteers were joined by Mayor De Blasio in painting a Black Lives Matter mural in front of the Family Court on Jamaica Avenue.

• Two subway riders attacked a man on a 7 train in Queens, then punched a woman who started recording the encounter.

• President Trump has mused about delaying this year’s election, but he actually does not have the power to do so.

• A stalemate in the Senate means millions of Americans are on the verge of losing $600 in weekly federal unemployment benefits. New York has extended benefits for residents another 20 weeks.

• A woman is reunited with a teddy bear that has special significance for her, after Ryan Reynolds and others offered a $15,000 reward for the stolen toy.

• Are you ready for more of “The Masked Singer?” The trailer for season four of TV’s wildest singing competition show just dropped.

Secret Summer presents SSUNDAZE  Sat Aug 1st & Sun Aug 2nd 4pm A New Health and Wellness Series with an evening film screening under the stars.  Click here for more information.  The Foundry (ALBRA DOOR), 42-42 9th Street, LIC
Buzzing Back

• In 1972 Chicago receives a Gold record for their first number one album, “Chicago V”. This single from the LP, would reach number three in September.

• In 1949 voice actress Susan Bennett is born in Vermont.  She is most well known as the original voice of Apple’s virtual assistant Siri

• The Daily News says the right kind of “cancel culture” involves canceling rent.

• A writer for slate doesn’t think the memes celebrating violence against Megan Thee Stallion are funny.

In the Blogs
• With residents yearning for more open space in light of the pandemic, New York City has added two new blocks in Sunnyside to its Open Streets program.

• A Richmond Hill priest is embarking on a 100-mile journey to raise funds for his parish’s food pantry.

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• The Mets (3-4) fell to the Boston Red Sox, 4 to 2.

• The Yankees (4-1) beat the Baltimore Orioles, 8 to 6.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Mets head to Atlanta to take on the Braves at 7 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Boston Red Sox at 7 p.m.
• The Nets take on the Orlando Magic at 2:30 p.m. to kick off the 2020 season restart
• The Rangers travel to North Carolina to take on the Hurricanes at 12 p.m. in the qualifying round of the 2020 Stanley Cup.
•  The Islanders host the Florida Panthers at 4 p.m.,
• The Mets play the Braves at 7 p.m.
• The Yankees go head-to-head with the Red Sox at 7 p.m.
• UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan. Main Card starts at 9 p.m.
• The Mets complete their series against the Braves at 1 p.m.
• The Nets host the Washington Wizards at 2 p.m.
• The Yankees face the Red Sox at 7 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Cape Advisors and The Pioneer Group have closed $280 million in financing for the development of a three-building rental property on Astoria’s waterfront

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 1 12-2pm – 35-08 93rd Street, Jackson Heights – Two family 2,400 s/f brick home offers 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, updated kitchen with sliding doors to balcony, private driveway & garage.  $1.028M. Eliot Hill Realty 917-209-5686

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 2nd 1-2:30 p.m. – 58-02 84th Street, Middle Village - Renovated 2 family home on corner property offers renovated kitchens w/ SS appliances, 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, onsite parking for 2 cars.  Close to shopping & transportation.  $1.049M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – St. Albans – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,328 square foot home at 17727 Troutville Rd. for $395,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• As New York City continues down a path toward reopening, street vendors are returning to Queens in greater numbers.

• Sunnyside’s 12-year-old Claret Wine Bar has reopened after undergoing a makeover while doors were closed during the height of the pandemic.

Restaurant ABC’s – Kew Gardens Hills
Grade A – Simcha Palace, 7327 Main St. Evidence of rats; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade B – Aria Kabab, 72-55 Kissena Blvd. Live roaches present; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Personal cleanliness inadequate; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Zen Fusion Cuisine, 79-28 Parsons Blvd. Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Food contact surface not properly maintained; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Pesticide use not in accordance with label or applicable laws.

• Jamaica - 10:30 a.m. – Virtual ‘Big Latch On’ breastfeeding event. NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, 82-68 164th St. Join Online.

Jamaica – 8 p.m. & 11 p.m. – Movies In Your Car.   York College, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

• Virtual - 8:30 p.m. – Mavis 80: A Newport Folk Revival Celebrating Legendary Gospel & Soul Singer Mavis Staples.  Information & Tickets. 

Virtual - 1 p.m. – Rock My Soul: A Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration. Provide your email to gain access.
LIC – 4 to 10 p.m. – Secret Summer presents SSundaze. Tickets. The Foundry, 42-38 9th Street
• Jamaica – 8 p.m. & 11 p.m. – Movies In Your Car.   York College, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

Virtual - 2 p.m. – Photos with Stories: The Rock and Roll Photography of Rosie McGee.  Provide email to gain access. 
• LIC – 4 to 10 p.m. – Secret Summer presents SSundaze. Tickets. The Foundry, 42-38 9th Street
• Jamaica – 8 p.m. & 11 p.m. – Movies In Your Car.   York College, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

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July 31st, 2020 at 9:15 am

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