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Friday, July 3
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Independence Day (Observed). Parking meters are not in effect.
Weather
• Partly cloudy with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. High of 89 degrees.

Top Stories
• Jeffrey Epstein Confidante Ghislaine Maxwell, who was implicated in his alleged sexual crimes, was arrested by the FBI.

• Another 1.4 million workers in the U.S. filed for unemployment in the last week, while the nation’s unemployment rate fell slightly in June.

• China has reacted furiously to Britain’s offer to open its doors to Hong Kongers fleeing a draconian new national security law.

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Queens News
• Airport workers in Queens rallied to demand accessible healthcare coverage under the Healthy Terminals Act.

• An off-duty Fire Department EMT jumped into action and helped rescue his neighbors when a fire broke out.

• Starting next week, an outdoor art exhibition from Flushing Town Hall will invite residents to post works depicting experiences with this moment of chaos.

Politics
• Mayor De Blasio says NYC schools will reopen in September, but Governor Cuomo and the teacher’s union think he jumped the gun.

• The Supreme Court will decide whether House investigators can access grand jury material gathered in the Mueller report.

Entertainment
• Paris Jackson’s portrayal of Jesus as a lesbian has attracted hundreds of thousands of signatures on a petition of protest.

• Infamous “cue card guy” on “SNL” Wally Feresten has launched a side hustle.
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CrossCurrent Contemporary Virtual Dance Festival. Fri July 3rd 7pm. The CrossCurrent Dance Festival is a celebration of the vibrancy and diversity of the Asian American dance scene in the New York metropolitan area.  Free.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1969 The Rolling Stones original guitarist Brian Jones is found dead in his swimming pool, just three weeks after he was kicked out of the band.

• In 1976 TV actress Andrea Barber is born in Los Angeles.  She is best known for playing this character in this 1987 ABC comedy.

Opinion
• Vox attempts to explain Trump’s surprising resiliency with Latinx voters.

• Two riders for Slate argue one obscure yet monumental Supreme Court decision needs to be overturned in order to effectively combat systemic racism.

In the Blogs
• The Parks Department has released preliminary design plans for a $4 million upgrade to Court Square Park.

• The MTA has completed a $5.6 million traffic redesign to the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge.

Trending in New York
• #RHONY
• Hamilton
• #COVIDー19
• Epstein
• Xbox

Scoreboard
• Gerrit Cole already throwing nearly 100 mph pitches ahead of Yankees initial spring training workout 2.0 on Saturday.

• As nine more NBA players test positive for COVID-19, Jarrett Allen is the last man standing on the Nets’ frontcourt.

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Real Estate
• A team of developers has unveiled plans for a $2 billion “creative district” in Astoria.

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Six unit building features 4 units w/ 2 BRs, 1 full bath, EIK, LR and 2 units w/ 3 BRs, 1 full bath, EIK, LR. Hardwood floors throughout, full basement. Close to all. $1.295M. Carollo Real Estate. 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Forest Hills – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,600 square foot home at 99-54 74th Ave. for $1.28 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• New York City’s return to indoor dining, which was scheduled to begin on July 6, has officially been postponed indefinitely.

• Popular Los Angeles sandwich maker E Stretto opened up a counter inside the beloved LIC cocktail bar Dutch Kills.

Restaurant ABC’s – Lefrak City
Grade A – Silver Spoon Diner, 58-21 Junction Blvd. Personal cleanliness inadequate; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized.
Grade B – Bravazo, 9715 57th Ave. Evidence of mice; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – UZ Corner Coffee Shop, 54-01 99th St. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Evidence of mice; Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Facility not vermin proof; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.

Events
Virtual – 7 p.m. – CrossCurrent Contemporary Virtual Dance Festival.  Free! 

Saturday
• No Events of Note

Sunda
Virtual - 2 p.m. – Pop-Up Lefferts: Caribbean Candle Making.  Free for All Ages! 
• Virtual – 7 p.m. – Premiere of “Fast Blood.” Watch here.

 

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July 3rd, 2020 at 10:14 am

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