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Monday, August 21

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 86 degrees.

Top Stories
• Famed comedian Jerry Lewis passed away at 91. 

• A solar eclipse will be viewable across North America today and doctors are warning people not to be tempted to look directly at it without glasses.

 President Trump will announce a new ‘path forward’ in the Afghanistan war today.

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Movies on the Waterfront: Titanic  Monday August 21st 8:30 p.m. Arrive early and bring a chair or blanket. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd and Hell Gate Bridge, Astoria.
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Queens News
• A man reportedly tried to rape a woman on a Woodside street after he exposed himself to her.

• Police are looking for a man that struck and dragged a cop during a traffic stop. 

• A thief swiped $2,300 in medical instruments from a Corona church.

Politics
• Members are Congress are expressing concern over President Trump’s mental health. 

• Mayor Bill de Blasio is soliciting the City Council’s help in supporting his tax on the wealthy to fix the MTA. 

Entertainment
• There’s a petition to change a Confederate monument into a statue of Missy Elliott.

Weekend Box Office
• The Hitman’s Bodyguard – $21 million
• Annabelle: Creation – $15 million
• Logan Lucky – $8 million
• Dunkirk – $6.7 million
• The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature – $5.1 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1959 Hawaii becomes the 50th state.

• In 1973 Google co-founder Sergey Brin is born in Moscow, Soviet Union.

Opinion
• Elected officials in New York are playing fast and loose with ObamaCare costs to stick it to President Trump, the NY Post says.

• The de Blasio administration will leap to assist you if you’re a big donor, the NY Daily News says.

In the Blogs
• Queens Library branches across the borough are hosting solar eclipse viewing parties. 

• A live-actor LIC immersive production that simulates the apocalypse was extended into the fall.

Trending in New York
• #SolarEclipse
• USS John S. McCain
• Marseille
• #MondayMotivaton
• Eclipse Day

Scoreboard
• The Mets (54-68) lost to the Marlins, 6-4. They’re hosting the Diamondbacks at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (66-57) fell to the Red Sox, 5-1.

• The Giants are in Cleveland to take on the Browns for their second preseason game. Kick-off is 8 p.m.

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Forgotten Tour: Yorkville / Little Hungary  Sun Aug 27th  12pm European enclaves on the Upper East Side will be explored on this tour, including interesting architecture, churches and parks, details on the brand-new 2nd Avenue Subway.  Meet at the new entrance for the 2nd Avenue Subway (Q) on the east side of 2nd Avenue between East 83rd and East 84th Streets.  $20  RSVP: info@astorialic.org (Walk-ups are always welcome!)
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Real Estate
• The City called out popular listing service StreetEasy for causing consumer confusion with their ‘contact agents’ box.

• For Sale – Middle Village – Semi detached one-family home three blocks to M train. 3 BRs, one car detached garage, yard with back deck, full finished basement. Asking $610,000 Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700.

• For Sale – Middle Village – Brick home located on prime tree lined block.  3 BRs with custom built closets, full modern baths, modern EIK w/ extended cabinetry and granite island. Paved back yard, detached one car garage. Asking $899,000  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444.

• Sold – Arverne – A six-bedroom, three-bathroom home on De Costa Avenue for $469,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• A 39-year-old motorcyclist was fatally struck and killed by a 36-year-old female driver making a left turn off Lefferts Boulevard on Saturday at around 8:30 p.m. The driver remained on the scene and was taken into police custody, however no charges were announced.

• A 21-year-old was shot in the thigh on Friday at around 9:30 p.m. in Jamaica. The victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition and the investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Flushing – 10 a.m. – New Balance fitness challenge encourages NYC kids to get active. Hinton Park, 34-02 114th St.

• Woodside – 11 a.m. – Congressman Joe Crowley’s announces Rent Relief Act. Woodside Houses Play Area, 50-10 Broadway.

• Rockaway – 11 a.m. – Elected officials push for legislation boosting crossing guards. NW Corner, Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 102nd Street.

• South Ozone Park – 11 a.m. – Councilman Eric Ulrich is endorsing Richard David in the Democratic Primary for the adjacent seat in District 28. 118-19 Liberty Ave.

• St Albans – 11:30 a.m. – Parks celebrates the opening of St. Albans Park playground. St. Albans Park Marne Place and Adelaide Road.

• Bayside – 6 p.m. – Councilman Paul Vallone hosts Women for Vallone rally. Entrance Gate to Fort Totten.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer hosts annual birthday “party with a purpose.” SHI Restaurant, 4720 Center Boulevard.

• Cypress Hills – 7:30 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: The Jungle Book. Highland Park, Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue.

• Astoria – 8:30 p.m. – Movies on the Waterfront: Titanic.  Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Blvd & Hell Gate Bridge.

Written by QTadmin

August 21st, 2017 at 2:08 pm

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