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Wednesday, July 17

Weather
• Thunderstorms possible today. High of 93 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Trump administration has been permanently blocked from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

• Retired US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, nominated in the wake of Watergate, has died at the age of 99.

• Citi Bikes are heading to the Bronx and are expanding in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan by the end of 2023.

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Apollo, A Party!  Sat July 20th 7-10pm  Join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing at this late-night family affair.   Free w/ NYSCI admission   NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St, Corona
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Queens News
• A tree trimmer is critically injured after an elderly motorist crashed into his truck, causing him to fall to the street from a raised bucket.

• A burglar broke into a Flushing home, performed a lewd act and then smelled a woman’s shoe.

• An irate customer knocked out three teeth from an Astoria deli owner using a Dewalt power drill.

Politics
• New Yorkers have raised more money for Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign than Mayor de Blasio has been able to garner nationwide.

• In an attempt to defend Trump’s racist tweets, Kellyanne Conway asked a reporter: “What’s your ethnicity?” Meanwhile, the House voted to condemn the tweets.

Entertainment
• With 32 nods, “Game of Thrones” set a single-season record for the most Emmy nominations ever for a show.

“Peaky Blinders” actor Karl Shiels has died at the age of 47.

Buzzing Back

• In 1967 Jimi Hendrix drops out of opening act for The Monkees.

• In 1975 motorcycle racer Carey Hart is born in Seal Beach, CA.  In 2006 he married this singer.

Opinion
• The Times is frustrated that the officer who killed Eric Garner hasn’t been fired yet.

• The Post supported the Justice Department’s decision not to charge the officer in Garner’s death and argued that the acts of many, including Garner himself, led to the tragedy.

In the Blogs
• The Hunters Point section of Long Island City is the third most expensive neighborhood in Queens.

• There are lots of options for date night in Astoria, from the club scene to a homely Irish pub.

Trending in New York
#WorldEmojiDay
#NationalHotDogDay
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Scoreboard
• The Yankees (60-33) defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 8-3.

• The Mets (42-51) beat the Minnesota Twins, 3-2.

• The Giants have suspended safety Kamrin Moore after he was he was charged with aggravated assault.

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The Idol Kings  Wed July 17th 7:30pm   A John Mellancamp/Journey Tribute Band.  Maspeth Federal Savings, 101-09 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 90-62 187th Street in Jamaica.

• For Sale – 101-31 73rd Road, Unit #5J, Forest Hills - Pre-war building in the heart of Forest Hills. 1 BR co-op in good condition w/ EIK.  Close to transportation & shopping.  $335,000. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303

• For Sale – 89-32 Aubrey Avenue, Glendale – Beautiful, well kept home features 4 BRs, 2 full bath, full finished basement, pvt driveway & fenced in backyard.  Close to transportation.  $899,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100

• Sold – Whitestone – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,300-square-foot co-op at 166-26 Powells Cove Blvd. for $400,000. Zillow

Business News
• Did you make a purchase on Amazon Prime Day? Here are ways to spot if it’s a scam or not.

• Here’s a list of 25 fast-growing, venture-backed startups most likely to reach $1 billion in value.

Events
•  Jamaica – 10:30 a.m. – Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joins Queens Public Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott and JetBlue to celebrate the airline’s free book vending machine. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

Flushing – 5 yo 8 p.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce presents “Cruise Into. Summer”.  1 World’s Fair Marina

Ridgewood - 6 p.m. – Mad Science presents Big Top Science.  Highland Park, Elton Street & Jamaica Avenue

Jackson Heights - 6 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts Roundtable Discussion on landmark “NYC Under 3” Child Care Proposal with Senator Jessica Ramos. Jackson Heights Beautification Group, 72-24 Broadway, Third Floor

LIC - 7 p.m. – International Films: “Anbessa” (Ethiopia/Italy).  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd

Forest Hills – 7:30 p.m. – The Idol Kings (John Mellancamp & Journey Tribute).  Maspeth Federal Pkg Lot, 101-10 Metropolitan Avenue

Ridgewood - 8:30 p.m. – Film Night @ Nowadays: “Best in Show”.  56-06 Cooper Avenue

Written by QTadmin

July 17th, 2019 at 9:10 am

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