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Wednesday, July 25

Weather
• High humidity and thunderstorms with a high of 78 degrees.

Top Stories
• A secret tape of Donald Trump discussing hush money payments for a Playboy model’s affair was revealed.

• A suicide bombing killed 38 people in Damascus, Syria.

• The undocumented Brooklyn pizza deliveryman was released by ICE back into the arms of his family.

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Waterfront Concert Series  Thurs July 26th 7:30pm  Come enjoy a fantastic performance from “Motor City Revue!” Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge & the pool.
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Queens News
• Lamar Odom says he’s OK after being involved in a shooting at a Queens Hooters.

• New 3D CT scanners at JFK Airport will improve detection of explosives in luggages.

• Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has already gone down to Washington to meet with Democratic lawmakers.

Politics
• Former members of the breakaway IDC may have to return thousands of dollars in questionable donations.

• Insurgent candidates may benefit from the fundraising boom due to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory.

Entertainment
• Supermodel Karlie Kloss is engaged to longtime boyfriend Joshua Kushner, brother of Jared Kushner.

• Demi Lovato was hospitalized after a suspected heroin overdose.

Buzzing Back

• In 1985, Rock Hudson announces he has AIDS. Hudson’s friend and former co-star became an AIDS activist, raising millions for research.

• In 1967, actor Matt LeBlanc is born in Newtown, Massachusetts. He played Joey Tribbani on this TV comedy series.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the State Senate failed New York City pedestrians by turning off speed cameras.

• The Post says Cuomo seems ready to double down on yet another Buffalo Billion disaster.

In the Blogs
• Stop by the Astoria Park Alliance’s summer social at Singlecut Brewery.

• A coalition of community groups is planning a protest against protected bike lanes.

Trending in New York
• Giuliani
• Phillies
• Zach Britton
• North Carolina
• #PieceOfMe

Scoreboard
• The Mets (41-57) topped the Padres, 6-3. They finish their home stand against the Padres at 12:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (64-35) blanked the Rays, 4-0. They wrap up their series in Tampa Bay at 12:10 p.m.

• Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez, who was criticized for not hustling on the last out on Monday, is heading back to the disabled list.

• The Yankees also add another arm to the bullpen by acquiring closer Zach Britton in exchange for three prospects.

• The Knicks have reached a deal to sign forward Noah Vonleh.

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Henna and Hops  Thurs July 26th 6-8pm Explore the botanical and cultural importance of henna. Sip on botanical brews from Queens. $25 Pre-Reg Req. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street.
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Real Estate
• Avi Matatov is planning a 23-story, mixed-use residential project on Queens Boulevard in Rego Park.

• For Sale – Jackson Heights – Well kept, 1BR co-op has large LR and bedroom w/ good closet space.  Modern elevator building, great security.  Monthly maintenance includes all except a/c.  Laundry room in basement.  Asking $329,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• For Sale – Forest Hills - Spacious 1BR co-op w/ low maintenance.  Manhattan skyline view, close to all.  Asking $305,000 Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303 

• Sold – Astoria – A six-bedroom, five-bathroom, 4,035-square-foot house at 11-48 Welling Court for $1.699 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Some Papa John’s franchises are hurting after its founder, John Schnatter, was caught using a racial slur.

• Madison Square Garden has signed Pepsi as its exclusive beverage and snack partner.

Events
• Astoria – 9 to 11 a.m. – NYC Charter Revision Commission hosts greenmarket event. 14th St. and 31st Ave.

• Corona – 10 a.m. – Grand opening of Elmcor’s supermarket-styled food pantry. 33-16 108th St.

• Corona – 1 p.m. – State Senator Jose Peralta, advocates mourn death of speed camera program. PS 330, 110-08 Northern Blvd.

• Jamaica – 2 p.m. – Jamaica Hospital hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony for Dr. Thomas Santucci, Jr.’s Cardiovascular Interventional Suite. 89-00 Van Wyck Expwy.

• LIC – 3 p.m. – DOT hosts event as mobile camera units return to garage. 45-40 Court Square West.

• Jamaica – 5 p.m. – Queens Library hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony for new video music box exhibition. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• LIC – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Summer Networking Night 2018. Register. The Bindery, 30-02 48th Ave.

• Sunnyside – 6 p.m. – Queens Street for All hosts rally against protected bike lanes. Sunnyside Arch, Queens Blvd. and 46th St.

• Jamaica – 6 to 8 p.m. – Youth Connect Journey 2 Unity Tour. Rufus King Park.

• Forest Hills – 6:30 p.m. – Arctic Monkeys perform. Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: “The Young Girls of Rochefort.” Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

• Glendale – Dusk – Movies on the Green: Monster’s University. The Shops @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Ave.

Written by QTadmin

July 25th, 2018 at 4:19 pm

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