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Thursday, August 29

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 85.

Top Stories
• Hurricane Dorian just clipped Puerto Rico, but is expected to strengthen as it barrels down on Florida just in time for Labor Day weekend.

• Attorney General Letitia James condemns a “deeply disturbing” video attacking a development for Hasidic Jews in Rockland County.

• Thanks to facial recognition software, the NYPD thinks they know the names of two of the men who pulled off the daring Diamond District heist.

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Queens Get the Music  Thurs Aug 29th 6pm  Three hours of music by local talent. Athens Square Park, 30th Avenue & 30th Street, Astoria
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Queens News
• An ex-NYPD lieutenant is charged with stealing $140,000 in Social Security benefits by saying his kids – one who is disabled – lived with him in Queens.

• A missing Maspeth teenage girl has been found safe in London after she was reported missing, sparking an international manhunt.

• Cyclists say getting on the new Kosciuszko Bridge bike path is no picnic as they have to battle for space with trucks.

Politics
• An NYPD chief confirms that officers are making fewer arrests in the wake of Daniel Pantaleo’s firing.

• New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has dropped out of the 2020 presidential race after failing to qualify for the next Democratic debate.

Entertainment
• Ed Sheeran announced he would be taking a break from music to battle allegations that he ripped off Marvin Gaye’s 1973 hit “Let’s Get It On.”

• New York City’s West Indian Day Parade is this weekend in Crown Heights, here’s what you need to know.

Buzzing Back

• In 2005, Hurricane Katrina slams into the Gulf Coast. It was the worst natural disaster in US history.

• In 1958, Michael Jackson is born in Gary, Indiana. His 1982 album became the best-selling album in history and won 13 Grammy Awards.

Opinion
• The former head of VVA Chapter 32 writes in a letter to the Queens Examiner the city’s new affordable housing lottery regs do nothing for homeless vets.

• A doctor writes in the Leader-Observer that we should be looking no further than the borough of Queens to fill a looming doctor shortage.

In the Blogs
• The annual Heritage Day at West Side Tennis Club honored two tennis legends, as well as paid homage to the club’s rich history.

• Police are asking the public for new information in the case of a Wooside man who was murdered almost seven years ago.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets fell to the Cubs, 10-7. New York (67-65) and Chicago play one more at Citi Field. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees beat the Mariners, 7-3. The Bombers (88-47) return home today to start a three-game series with Oakland tomorrow night.

• The Giants, who are 3-0 this preseason, play their last game before the start of the 2019 season against the Patriots. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m. in Foxborough.

• And the Jets (1-2) wrap up their preseason bill with a home game against the Eagles at 7 p.m.

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Women of a Certain Age Comedy  Thurs Aug 29th 9pm  Featuring an over 40 all-female lineup fighting sexism and ageism one joke at a time. $15  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• A new exhibit at the Nocuchi Museum takes a closer look at the sculptor’s unrealized vision for a contoured playground.

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OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 31st & Sun. Sept 1st 1:30-3pm. 63-12 53rd Drive, Maspeth – Semi detached one family corner property w/ 3 BRs, full finished basement, 1 car garage, pvt driveway. $799,000  Crifasi 718-894-8700 

• Sold – One-bath, 500-square-foot studio apartment at 39-25 51st Street in Sunnyside for $230,000.

Style & Fashion
• The $30 “Amazon Nightgown” dress has taken New York City and Instagram by storm.

• Vogue offers nine fool-proof ways to repurpose your favorite summer clothesfor fall fashion.

Events
Arverne - 6 a.m. – Union apprentices help complete farm stand. Rockaway Youth Task Force Community Gardne, 58-34 Reverend Joseph May Dr.

• Bayside – 10 a.m. – CityParks Foundation PuppetMobile: Bessie’s Big Shot. Buzz O’Rourke Playground, 33rd Rd & 214th Pl.

Forest Hills – 5:30 to 7 p.m. – Joe Addabbo Mobile Office Hours. North Forest Park Library, 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.

Astoria – 6 p.m. – Queens Get the Music. Athens Square Park, 30th Ave. & 30th St.

LIC – 6 to 8 p.m. – Summer Networking Mixer. RSVP.  Z Hotel, 11-01 43rd Ave.

Maspeth – 8 p.m. – Movie Night in Maspeth: Dumbo. Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th St.

Astoria – 9 p.m. – Women of a Certain Age. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Written by QTadmin

August 29th, 2019 at 8:48 am

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