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Wednesday, August 23

Weather
• Possibly showers early but clear skies in the afternoon. High of 82.

Top Stories
• Donald Trump blasted the media and Arizona’s senators while hinting at a potential pardon of sheriff Joe Arpaio in a raucous rally.

• Police used tear gas to disperse protesters and crowds after Trump’s rally in Phoenix.

• After calls to remove Christopher Columbus’s statue at Columbus Circle, Italian-American leaders vowed to fight “like never before.”

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Stayin’ Alive  Wed Aug 23rd 7:30pm  A Bee Gees Tribute.  Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th Street, Maspeth
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Queens News
• A Jamaica man who dressed as a woman to try to ambush his rival died after being mortally mounded last week.

• Officials unveiled the Women’s Plaza in Kew Gardens in place of a controversial statue.

• Residents are speaking out against the property manager of a Sunnyside condo building who puts up images of Hitler and Mussolini in the lobby.

Politics
• Four Assembly members running for City Council seats have missed votesdue to poor attendance records.

• An investigation revealed that Mayor de Blasio and his top aides frequently used personal emails to conduct city business.

Entertainment
• Mark Wahlberg beat out Dwayne Johnson to become Hollywood’s highest-paid actor.

• Morgan Freeman is set to receive the SAG Life Achievement Award in 2018.

Buzzing Back

• In 2000 First Survivor finale airs

• In 1946 Former drummer of The Who Keith Moon is born in London, England

Opinion
• The Daily News says Donald Trump failed to rally the nation behind his new military efforts in Afghanistan.

• The Post pays tribute to the Village Voice and called the end of its print edition a tangible loss.

In the Blogs
• A Queens councilwoman is hosting a youth access event at the Shops at Atlas Park next week.

• Local students participated in the American Debate League’s Summer Classicat Queens College.

Trending in New York
• #PhoenixRally
• #BlackGirlsRock
• Don Lemon
• Jon Jones
• Robert Lee

Scoreboard
• The Mets (54-70) fell to the Diamondbacks, 7-4. The Amazins’ continue their home series against Arizona at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (67-57) crushed the Tigers, 13-4. They take on the Tigers in Detroit at 7:10 p.m.

• The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for Isaiah Thomas and other players and draft picks.

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Queens Day @ US Open  Wed Aug 23rd 5-8pm A celebration of the US Open’s home borough. Check out qualifying matches, local music performances and tennis for kid & adults.  USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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Real Estate
• The City Council’s Land Use Committee approved a rezoning of Far Rockaway to bring 3,000 residential units.

• For Sale – Glendale – Brick 2 family.  1st floor & basement is a 5 room duplex w/ modern kitchen, granite counters & access to private yard.  2nd floor is a 3 room, 1 BR apt.  1 car garage, private driveway.  Asking $818,000  Crifasi Real Estate  7148-894-8700

• For Sale – Valley Stream – Large Cape home in the perfect location!  Walk to all.  Hardwood floors, plenty of storage.  Big yard with fence.  Beautifully landscaped.  Asking $442,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Woodhaven – A seven-bedrooom, three-bathroom, 2,155-square-foot house at 76-39 85th Road for $790,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Blue Apron implemented a temporary hiring freeze of salaried employees just as it was ramping up expansion.

• Outlet malls may finally open in New York City after state officials slammed Woodbury Commons for refusing tenants to enter deals in the city.

Events
• Sunnyside – 9 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer rallies against Nazi, Confederate posters in condo lobby, calls for investigation into tenant harassment. 47-55 39th Pl.

• LIC – 1 p.m. – City Council candidate Hiram Monserrate to accuse Francisco Moya of false residency in the district. 26-26 Jackson Ave.

• Douglaston – 2 to 8 p.m. – Blood Drive. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.

• Corona – 5 p.m. – Mexican-Americans United for Justice to endorse Hiram Monserrate for City Council. 99th St. and Roosevelt Ave.

• LIC – 5:30 p.m. – Councilman Van Bramer speaks at opening party for the Chocolate Factory’s new Dutch Kills performance space. 38-29 24th St.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Bad Hair. Socrates Sculpture Park, Vernon Blvd. & Broadway.

• Fresh Meadows – 7 p.m. – Jewish Music Under the Stars. Cunningham Park, 196th St. & Union Tpk.

• Maspeth 7:30 p.m. – Stayin’ Alive: A Bee Gees Tribute. Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th St.

• Glendale – 8 p.m. – Movies on the Green: Finding Dory. The Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave.

• Jamaica – 9 p.m. – Gangster Squad. Resorts World Casino, 100-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

August 23rd, 2017 at 2:11 pm

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