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Thursday, August 17

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
 Thousands gathered for a peaceful vigil at University of Virginia after last weekend’s violence.

• Human remains were discovered that may be key in solving the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway. 

• President Trump’s lawyer forwarded an email to government officials defending the president’s remarks on Charlottesville and comparing Robert E Lee to George Washington.

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2 More Days of 1969: Woodstock Reunion Festival  Aug 18th & 19th  Join us for a spectacular and inspirational weekend to remember and rekindle the legendary spirit to enact change through music. For schedule, tickets and lineup go to: www.2MoreDays1969.com  The Brooklyn Mirage, 140 Stewart Ave, East Williamsburg.
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Queens News
• The Queens Museum is re-considering a decision to let an Israeli mission host a celebrating marking the country’s anniversary. 

 A Queens newspaper publisher allegedly in debt to the mob was busted for coercion.

• The death of a Queens man attacked outside a strip joint has been ruled a homicide.

Politics
• New state legislation would allow someone to sue a neighbor for videotaping recreational activities in an adjacent backyard.

• President Trump disbanded his business councils after numerous CEOs left.

Entertainment
• Tom Cruise’s broken ankle is forcing Mission: Impossible 6 to go on hiatus. 

• Celine Dion is the ultimate hockey mom. 

Buzzing Back

• In 1998 former President Bill Clinton testifies before grand jury

• In 1943 actor Robert De Niro is born in New York City, New York

Opinion
• NY State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried writes in the NY Times that we need to get insurance companies out of the picture to fix health care.

• Losing Sergeant Roshain Euvince Brooks was like a death in the family for Brooklyn, the NY Daily News says.

In the Blogs
• The famed Arepa Lady of Jackson Heights is being forced to close her Jackson Heights storefront. 

• The Ridgewood Bushwick border was once home to major league baseball games. 

Trending in New York
• #ThursdayThoughts
• Good Morning America
• #Powerball
• #WorstMusicForAFuneral
• The Monuments Must Go

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (64-55) beat the Mets (53-65) by a 5-3 final. They finish their four games series in the Bronx at 7:10 p.m.

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Battle of Brooklyn Event  Sat Aug 19th 1-5 p.m. In partnership with the Vander Ende Onderdonk House, a program about this critical battle during the Revolutionary War. Evergreen Cemetery, 1629 Bushwick Avenue, Bushwick.
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Real Estate
• A new report says the rental market is getting worse for the poorest families. 

• OPEN HOUSE – Thursday August 17th 4-6 p.m. and Saturday Aug 19 12-3 p.m. 69-07 66th Place, Glendale 1 family home with wood floors, EIK, LR, FDR, 3 BRs and full bath. Full basement, driveway and one car garage. Asking $569,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100.

• OPEN HOUSE – Saturday August 19th 1-3 p.m. 88-13 88th Street, Woodhaven Great Starter Home. One family with 3 BRs, 1 bath, EIK, DR, new carpets, full basement. Ready to move in. Asking $529,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700.

• Sold – Richmond Hill – A three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom multi-family home for $580,000. Zillow.

Style & Fashion
• Iconic makeup artist Pat McGrath is releasing a huge permanent collection. 

• Rihanna is the latest to step into the novelty sock game. 

Events
• Flushing 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Orchid Sale. Queens Botanical Gardens Gift Shop, 43-50 Main St.

• LIC – 3 p.m. – Summer Kids at LIC Landing: Music / Andy & Suzanne. 5 Center Blvd.

• Sunnyside – 3 to 7 p.m. – Summer ThursdayPlay & Jam!  46th St Bliss Station under the elevated 7 train and Queens Blvd.

• Corona – 6:30 p.m. – NYPD Muslim Officers Society 9th Annual scholarship dinner. Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St.

• Flushing – 6:30 p.m. – Kissena Democratic Club Meeting with guest speaker NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer. 59-25 Kissena Boulevard.

• LIC 6:30 p.m. – Greater Astoria Historical Society presents: The Twilight of Bush Terminal. Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, Fourth floor.

• Fresh Meadows – 7 p.m. – Shakespeare in the Park. Cunningham Park, 196th Street and Union Turnpike.

• Astoria 7:30 p.m. – Waterfront Concert Series: A Decade of Soul (Motown). Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Blvd and Hell Gate Bridge.

• Corona – 8:30 p.m. – Outdoor Movie: NYsteratu – Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito.  Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Written by QTadmin

August 17th, 2017 at 12:45 pm

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