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Monday, July 17

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 84 degrees.

Top Stories
• Famed actor Martin Landau passed away at 89. George A Romero, director of classic zombie films also passed away at 77. 

• Flash flooding in Arizona killed nine celebrating a family birthday.

• A Minneapolis woman was fatally shot by police after calling 9-1-1 to report an assault.

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Queens News
• Two were killed and seven were injured in a multi-vehicle accident on the Grand Central Parkway. 

• Police are looking for two men who raped and robbed a woman in her car in Richmond Hill.

• Parishioners at a Queens church are scared to return to mass after a woman was attacked outside the house of worship last week.

Politics
• New York Senator Chuck Schumer said on Sunday that Senator McCain’s return from surgery won’t help the Republican healthcare bill this week. 

• Comptroller Scott Stringer endorsed de Blasio for re-election despite many thinking he would challenge the incumbent mayor.

Entertainment
• The international hit Dr. Who has its first female lead.

Weekend Box Office
• War for the Planet of the Apes – $56 million
• Spider-Man: Homecoming – $45 million
• Despicable Me 3 – $18 million
• Baby Driver – $8.7 million
• The Big Sick – $7.6 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1955 Disneyland opens.

• In 1952 actor David Hasselhoff is born in Baltimore, Maryland.

Opinion
• The MTA’s ‘summer of hell’ could feel like paradise if plans for a new Hudson River tunnel stall, the NY Post says.

• Warmer relations with Russia haven’t paid diplomatic dividends for the Trump administration, the NY Times says.

In the Blogs
• A new study suggests that New York City could get Sandy-level flooding twice a month within the next century. 

• Curbed has a guide to some of the best public art installations in New York City. 

Trending in New York
• #GameOfThrones
• #GOT7
• Martin Landau
• Arya Stark
• North

Scoreboard
• The Mets (41-48) were blasted by the Rockies, 13-4. They are hosting the Cardinals for the start of a four-game home stand at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (47-43) split a day-night doubleheader with the Red Sox, winning the early game 3-0 and losing the late game by the same score. They’re in Minnesota to take on the Twins at 8:10 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Check out details from the groundbreaking of a hotel and casino expansion at Resorts World. 

• For Sale – Forest Hills Gardens – An architect’s dream home! Renovated open concept w/ chef’s kitchen, 4 BRs, 2 full & 2 half baths, wood burning fireplace, separate garage, private yard.  Asking $2,399,000  Madeleine Realty  718-520-0303

• For Apt – Middle Village – Large renovated 1 BR apt w/ hardwood floors .  LR, EIK, 1 bath.  Heat & Hot Water included, plenty of closet space.  Asking $1,700/month  ID # 1287453  Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

• Sold – Rego Park – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom single-family home on Alderton Street for $798,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• A 33-year-old man was found dead on the platform of the R train in Elmhurst on Saturday. The man was found unconscious at unresponsive on the platform around 10:34 a.m. The incident is under investigation.

• Two individuals were shot, one fatally, on Beach Channel Drive and Hassock Street in Rockaway on Friday. Police located the first victim, a 28-year-old man at around 1:21 a.m. He was taken to St. John’s Hospital and pronounced dead. The other victim was discovered later by Nassau County police and was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Events
• LIC – 10 a.m. – Summer Kids at LIC Landing: McManus Irish Dance: Jiggy Tots (ages 2-4). 52 Center Blvd

• Rosedale – 10 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill will host a press conference to announce the future site of the 116 Precinct in Queens. Parking lot adjacent to 105 Satellite Precinct, 242-40 North Conduit Ave.

• Flushing – 10:30 a.m. – Chancellor Carmen Fariña visits Summer in the City classroom. P.S. 120, 58-01 136 St.

• Corona – 10:30 a.m. – Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl breaks ground on new education center. Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107 St.

• Bayside – Noon – Senator Tony Avella to endorse Paul Graziano for City Council. Corner of 32nd Avenue and 204th Street.

• Corona – Noon – DSNY Commissioner Kathryn Garcia makes an announcement related to commercial organics. Citifield, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.

• Kew Gardens – 12:30 p.m. – De Blasio Administration cabinet meeting. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard.

• Bayside – 2 p.m. – Senator Tony Avella and community members call on DOT to rebuild Clearview pedestrian ramps.  Clearview Expressway Service Road and 39th Avenue.

• Ridgewood – 6 p.m. – FDNY mobile CPR training. Queens Library, 20-12 Madison St.

• Corona – 6:30 p.m. – Chancellor Carmen Fariña delivers remarks at the Remarkable Achievement Award ceremony. Citifield, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.

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July 17th, 2017 at 12:05 pm

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