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Friday, June 28

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 91 degrees. Partly cloudy on Saturday, with thunderstorms expected in the afternoon. High of 94 degrees. Expect some relief on Sunday, as temperatures go down to 83 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Supreme Court blocked the citizenship question on the 2020 Census, but also allowed partisan gerrymandering to continue in separate rulings.

• The House passed $4.6 billion in aid for migrants at the border, enraging the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.

• Mayor de Blasio apologized for using this Che Guevara quote during a union rally in Miami.

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Astoria Stories Fri June 28th & Sat June 29th 8pm A Docu-Cabaret – Songs & Stories of Immigration. Explore & celebrate the immigrant experience in our diverse borough. Free – RSVP here. Broom Tree Theatre, Astoria First Presbyterian Church, 23-35 Broadway, Astoria.
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Queens News
• A three-year-old boy is in critical condition after falling from a sixth-floorwindow in Flushing.

• A 67-year-old driver died and another man was arrested after a five-car collision halted traffic on the LIE in Queens.

• Citi Field has officially been renamed in honor of Tom Seaver, and a statue of “The Franchise” is forthcoming.

Politics
• Democrats sparred over health care and immigration on the second night of debates, but the most pointed moment was when Kamala Harris criticized Joe Biden on race.

• Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty to a laundry list of fraud charges, but prosecutors say he confessed to those same crimes last year.

Entertainment
• Kim Kardashian is doubling down on her decision to name her shapewear line “Kimono.

• Sitcom “One Day at a Time,” which was canceled on Netflix, has been revivedfor a fourth season on Pop TV.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969, the Stonewall Riots began in NYC.

• In 197,1 entrepreneur Elon Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa. He was the inspiration for this classic comic book character.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the Census should strike the citizenship question, and Wilbur Ross should go as well.

• The Times says de Blasio’s tough talk on police reform in the Democratic debate rings hollow.

In the Blogs
• A Hunters Point middle school received $15,000 in funding for its arts program.

• Here’s a breakdown of how the new city budget will impact Astoria and East Elmhurst.

Trending in New York
#DemDebate2
Biden
Kamala Harris
#ComeToBrazil
New Zealand

Scoreboard
• The Mets (37-45) fell to the Phillies, 6-3.

• Yankees star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will be out through July with a knee injury.

• In more positive news, Gary Sanchez and DJ LeMahieu will start for the AL in the All-Star Game.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets host the Atlanta Braves at 7:10 p.m.
• The U.S. Women’s National Team will take on host country France in the quarterfinal at 3 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets face the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. First pitch is at 4:10 p.m.
• The Yankees (52-28) take on the Boston Red Sox in London at 1:10 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets wrap up their three-game series with the Braves at 7:08 p.m.
• The Yankees conclude their brief visit to London against the Red Sox at 10:10 a.m.

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Smells Like Summer Music Festival Sat June 29th 12-5pm  Free & open to the public – fun for the whole family w/ live music, food trucks, art exhibits, giveaways and more. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Dr. & Woodhaven Blvd., Woodhaven.
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Real Estate
• Check out these new renderings of LaGuardia Airport’s $8 billiontransformation.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 30th 12-2pm 72-16 Harrow Street, Forest Hills Gardens – One family home features 5 BRs, 4 bath, FDR, EIK, piano room, legal basement, 2 car garage.  Joann C. Realty. 917-371-4034

OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 30th 2:30-4pm 60-70 Woodhaven Blvd, Unit #6B, Middle Village – 3 BR, 2 bath condo has renovated kitchen w/ SS appliances, open concept dining.living area, washer/dryer in unit, pet friendly.  $757,000  Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Bellerose – A three-bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, 1,628-square-foot house at 244-47 89th Avenue for $559,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The TWA Hotel at JFK Airport made this list of the city’s best new cocktail bars.

• Speaking of airport revamps, LaGuardia is tapping pizza powerhouse Lucali to advise on a new in-house pizzeria.

Restaurant ABC’s – Pomonok
Grade A – Futigi Sushi, 164-04 69th Ave. – Hot food held above 140 degrees, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Ali Baba, 183-10 Horace Harding Expwy. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice, Live roaches, Filth Flies, Personal cleanliness inadequate.
Grade C – AMC Theatres, 190-02 Horace Harding Expwy. – Evidence of mice, Filth flies.

Events
Flushing – 8 a.m. – Queens College Business Forum Breakfast explores experience of Asian-American Women Entrepreneurs. 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

East Elmhurst – 10 a.m. – Queens Public Library holds grand reopening of East Elmhurst branch. 95-06 Astoria Blvd.

Flushing – Noon to 4 p.m. – Second annual Flushing’s World Fair. Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Ave.

Broad Channel – 1 p.m. – NYC Parks opens new roller hockey rink in Broad Channel Park. 16-26 Cross Bay Blvd.

Jamaica – 1 p.m. – Administration for Children’s Services unveil state-of-the-art nursery and medical intake center. 165-15 Archer Ave.

Queens Village – 3 p.m. – Queens officials, advocates celebrate passage of Motor Parkway connection bill. Union Turnpike and Winchester Blvd.

Flushing – 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. – School’s Out Festival. Kissena Park, 164th St & Oak Ave

Ridgewood – 6:30 p.m. – Latin Night.  Highland Park, Elton St & Jamaica Ave.

Jamaica – 8 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attends retirement ceremony for Reverend Patrick G. Perrin. 96-43 Springfield Blvd.

Saturday
Middle Village – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Defensive Driving Course.  St. Margaret’s Church, 66-05 79th Place
Astoria – Noon – Screening of “Hairspray”.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Woodhaven – Noon to 5 p.m. – Smells Like Summer Music Festival. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Drive & Woodhaven Blvd.
Jamaica – Noon – Hispanic Federation, Councilman Francisco Moya celebrate completion of soccer academy program for unaccompanied minors. Joseph Austin Playground, 164-46 84th Ave.
Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – That Slapstick Comedy!  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd AVe.
Astoria - 8 p.m. – Astoria Stories.  Broom Tree Theatre, Astoria First Presbyterian Church, 23-35 Broadway
•.Glendale – 8 to 11 p.m. – Funky Godmothers perform.  Cooper Beer Garden, 80-00 Cooper Ave.
Whitestone – 9 p.m. – Wheel House performs.  The BLVD, 19-11 Francis Lewis Blvd.

Sunday
• Astoria – Noon – Screening of “Hairspray”.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
St. Albans – Noon to 9 p.m. – Groovin’ in the Park Concert.  Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick Blvd
Oakland Gardens - 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Science in the Park.  Alley Pond Park, Springfield Blvd & 76th St.
Flushing -1 to 4 p.m. – Family Day. Electric Playground, 164th St btwn 65h & 67th Avenues
Woodhaven – 3 to 5 p.m. – Queens Symphony Orchestra.  George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Lane & Woodhaven Blvd.
• Astoria - 8 p.m. – Astoria Stories.  Broom Tree Theatre, Astoria First Presbyterian Church, 23-35 Broadway.

Written by QTadmin

June 28th, 2019 at 8:56 am

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