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Friday, August 11

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 80. Scattered thunderstorms on Saturday morning with a high of 79. Sunday will be mostly sunny and a high of 83.

Top Stories
• Donald Trump doubled down on his threats to North Korea, insisting his “fire and fury” comments weren’t tough enough.

• A new national report claims 2016 was the hottest year and had the highest sea levels on record.

• A Cypress Hills gunman shot an NYPD officer in the arm and into a bulletproof vest before killing himself.

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27th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race  Sat Aug 12th & Sun Aug 13th  10am-1pm  Boat races, cultural performances, demonstrations, selection of international food.  Meadow Lake @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
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Queens News
• A Queens grandmother was arrested for shooting at a mechanic who parked his car in front of her house.

• Former Councilman Ruben Wills cried as he was sentenced two to six years in prison for public corruption.

• Two Queens state lawmakers urged parents to download an app to protect kids at local parks.

Politics
• Democratic mayoral candidate Sal Albanese raised enough money to qualify for a debate against Bill de Blasio.

• State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli wouldn’t say if he would vote for Cynthia Nixon over Andrew Cuomo for governor.

Entertainment
• While on the stand in her groping case, Taylor Swift said that a radio DJ “definitely” grabbed her behind.

• Seth Meyers and Jill Kargman are bringing back popular 60s comedy series “The Munsters.”

Buzzing Back

• In 2014 Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams dies at 63

• In 1950 Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is born in San Jose, California

Opinion
• The Daily News says Trump must learn to calm and focus his language about North Korea.

• The Post says the best way to respond to Dunkin Donuts not serving cops is by donating to the NYPD foundation.

In the Blogs
• The West Side Tennis Club is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a tennis exhibit.

• Jamaica’s Zara Realty helped raise $10,000 for an employee’s fight with cancer.

Trending in New York
• Putin
• Jessica
• #Hannity
• #TheStoryofDiana
• Peterman

Scoreboard
• The Mets (51-61) routed the Phillies, 10-0.

• The Yankees (60-53) were blanked by the Blue Jays, 4-0.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets take on the Phillies in Philadelphia at 7:05 p.m.
• The Yankees begin a crucial three-game series against the Red Sox at home. First pitch at 7:07 p.m.
• The Giants host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a preseason game at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• The Amazins’ face the Phillies again at 7:05 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Red Sox at 4:05 p.m.
• The Jets welcome the Tennessee Titans to MetLife Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets wrap up their four-game series in Philadelphia with a 1:35 p.m.matinee.
• The Bombers finish their three-game set against the Red Sox at 8:08 p.m.

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Forgotten New York – Riverdale, The Bronx  Sun Aug 13th 12pm  See engaging architecture such as Revolutionary War-era buildings, Spanish-American War artifacts, remnants of forgotten passenger railway; enjoy a summer afternoon by Van Cortland Park. $20 RSVP: info@astorialic.org (Walk-ups are always welcome!)  Meet up: Broadway & W242nd Street, at the elevated train exit on the park side, last stop of the #1.
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Real Estate
• Excavation for an 11-story, 175-unit condo development is now underway in Long Island City.

•  OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 12th  12-3pm  59-22 Madison Street, Ridgewood 2 family semi attached brick – all vacant.  6 rooms over 5.  Asking $1,148,000  Montalbano Realty  66-74 Fresh Pond road  718-628-3638

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 13th 2:30-4pm  138-50 101st Avenue, Jamaica  Money Maker in Jamaica!  3 family home plus store.  Commercial space has full basement.  All apts have month-to-month leases.  Large garage.  Asking $799,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Forest Hills – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 75-40 Austin Street for $335,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Ravenswood Tavern, set to open in Long Island City this fall, will feature dry-aged steak, pasta and other comfort foods.

• Looking for good pasta? Gothamist recommends Manetta’s Ristorante in Long Island City.

Restaurant ABC’s – Far Rockaway
Grade A – Bungalow Bar & Restaurant, 377 Beach 92 St. – Food not cooled by approved method.
Grade B – Thai Kitchen by the Sea, 67-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food not cooled by approved method, Personal cleanliness inadequate.
Grade C – Sant Salsa, 95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Filth flies.

Events
• LIC – 10 a.m. – Summer Kids @ LIC Landing: Art w/ Leonie (20 mths – 6 yrs). 52 Center Blvd.

• LIC – 10 a.m. – Department of Design and Construction hosts closing ceremony for summer interns. Bard High School/Early College, 30-20 Thomson Ave.

• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo, advocates call on city to address dead fish in Flushing Creek. Tidal Gate Bridge, East Rd. and Meridian Rd.

• Flushing – 3:45 p.m. – Councilman Koo, community leaders announce formation of American Chinese Environmental Protection Association. 133-32 41st Rd.

• Bayside – 7:30 p.m. – Movies Across the Pond: A Bug’s Life. Crocheron Park, 214th St & 35th Ave.

• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Asian American Film Festival. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Maspeth – 8 p.m. – Free Outdoor Movie: Get Out!  Knockdown Center, 52-16 Flushing Ave.

Saturday
• Flushing – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 27th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race.  Meadows Lake @ Flushing Meadow Corona Park
• Astoria – Noon – Conduit Beer Co’s “Beer & Brewing 101“.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave
• Corona – 2 p.m. – Hot Jazz/Cool Garden: Brianna Thomas.  Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St.
 LIC – SummerSounds: British Dependency (Reggae). Hunters Point South Park, 4-10 Center Blvd
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Asian American Film Festival.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Flushing 8 p.m. – Free Movie Night: Sully.  Al Oerter Rec Ctr, 131-40 Fowler Ave
• Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – Dance @ Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens  Blvd.
Sunday
• Astoria – 10 a.m. – Love Chart – Relationship Astrology Readings.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave
• Flushing – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 27th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race.  Meadows Lake @ Flushing Meadow Corona Park
• Astoria 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – 31st Street Astoria Festival.  31st St from Ditmars Blvd to 21st Ave
 Corona – 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. – World’s Fair History Walking Tour.  Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
• Bronx Noon – Forgotten New York – Riverdale, The Bronx.  Broadway & West 242nd St, Last stop off #1 train
• Ozone Park – 6 p.m. – Katz’ Concert Series: Lady & The Vamps.  Tudor Park, 133rd Ave btwn 81st & 82nd Sts.
• Rockaway Beach – 8 p.m. – Movie Night in the Rockaways: Fences.  B 59th St Boardwalk.

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August 11th, 2017 at 2:53 pm

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