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Friday, August 31

• Scattered thunderstorms in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon. High of 84. Expect scattered thunderstorms all weekend with a high of 85.

Top Stories
• A producer who worked with Ronan Farrow accused NBC execs of trying to impede the story on Harvey Weinstein.

• Mayor de Blasio is moving ahead with the BQX, but the route is shorter, the cost is higher and the timeline is longer.

• The city is opening an investigation into an alleged NYCHA orgy in the Bronx.

Omar’s Summer Send Off  Sun Sept 2nd 2-6pm Celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Fantasy Forest Amusement Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

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Queens News
• The Coast Guard responded to a report of an objecting falling from the skynear JFK Airport, which turned out to be Mylar balloons.

• Police found a bruised elderly woman in Flushing, but she can’t remember when she lives.

• A hospital in Hillcrest gave back-to-school health tips to local students at a fair.

• Trump said he’ll keep Jeff Sessions at least until the midterms, but wouldn’t commit past that point.

• De Blasio thought Cuomo looked “a little desperate” in his debate with Nixon.

• Michelle Branch welcomed her second child to the world, and first with fiancé Patrick Carney.

• Actor Gerard Depardieu was accused of raping a 22-year-old actress.

Buzzing Back

• In 1973, Paul McCartney received a Gold record for this song, which was used for a James Bond film of the same name.

• In 1972, Deborah Gibson was born in Brooklyn. She became the youngest woman to write, produce and perform this Billboard Hot 100 #1 single.

• USA Today says arming teachers through federal grants is not the answer to safety.

• The Post says billionaires like Michael Bloomberg shouldn’t set priorities for attorneys general.

In the Blogs
• The Excaliber Reading Program in Glendale is educating children with special needs.

• The Hunters Point South ferry landing has been temporarily closed.

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• #QueenRadio
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• Evansville
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• The Yankees (84-50) blew a 9th inning lead and fell to the Tigers, 8-7.

• The Giants lost in their last preseason game to the Patriots, 17-12.

• The Jets fell to the Eagles, 10-9, concluding their preseason.

• Here are the results of the second round at the U.S. Open.

• The Yankees have acquired outfielder Andrew McCutchen for two minor league prospects.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Mets (59-74) head to San Francisco to begin a three-game series with the Giants at 10:15 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Tigers at 7:05 p.m.
• The Amazins’ face San Francisco at 4:05 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers welcome the Tigers to the Bronx. First pitch is at 4:05 p.m.
• The Mets conclude their series with the Giants at 4:05 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their four-game set with the Tigers at 1:05 p.m.

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Mister Sunday Labor Day Weekend Special  Sun Sept 2nd 3-9pm Caribbean fare, ribs and brisket, refreshing drinks at the bar and good dance tunes. Get tickets here. Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood.

Real Estate
• Central Queens Properties received $71 million in refinancing from Capital One Bank for nine buildings.

• For Rent – Glendale – 2BR semi-railroad apt. features LR, DR, EIK, home office, 1 full bath.  Hardwood flooring throughout, cat friendly. Ample street parking.  Asking $2,200/month  Carollo Realty & Mgmnt. 718-366-6636. ID # 1323648

• For Rent – Forest Hills – 3BRs, 2 bath w/ two terraces in private Townhouse.  Centrally located in Forest Hills – close to all!  Asking $2,895/month. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303

• Sold – Jamaica – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom house at 107-37 Van Wyck Expressway for $635,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Evil Twin Brewery is opening a permanent spot in Ridgewood this fall.

• If you’re looking for great steak tartare, Eater recommends M. Wells Dinette in LIC.

Restaurant ABC’s – Sunnyside Gardens
Grade A – Piccolino, 30-86 51st St. – Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade B – Esan Thai Food, 51-20 Skillman Ave. – Food prepared from ingredients not cooled at 41 degrees, Evidence of mice, Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade C – La Abundancia, 63-14 Broadway – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food not cooled by approved method, Evidence of rats, Food contact surface not properly washed.

• Holliswood – 2 p.m. – Councilman Barry Grodenchik hosts street co-naming for Ahmadiyya Way. Grand Central Parkway and 85th Rd.

• Flushing – 5 to 6 p.m. – “Discover Flushing” Walking Tour.  Meet @ St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Ave.

• Maspeth – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Pro Trump Rally.  Maspeth Memorial Square, 69th Street & Grand Ave.
• Ridgewood - Noon – Saturday Cookout & Ping Pong Tournament.  Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue
• Woodhaven – 2 to 6 p.m. – Omar’s Summer Sendoff.  Forest Park Carousel, Forest Park Drive & Woodhaven Blvd.
• LIC – 3 p.m. – Circus Amok.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
• Corona - 2 to 6 p.m. – Omar’s Summer Sendoff.  Fantasy Forest Amusement Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
• Maspeth – 2 to 10 p.m. – Dope BBQ: Labor Day Weekend.  Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Avenue
• Ridgewood – 3 to 9 p.m. – Mister Sunday Labor Day Weekend Special.  Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue.

Written by QTadmin

August 31st, 2018 at 2:42 pm

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