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Thursday, August 29

• 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.

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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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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• 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

Real Estate
• A new exhibit at the Nocuchi Museum takes a closer look at the sculptor’s unrealized vision for a contoured playground.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 31st 2-4pm. 146-63 177th Street, Springfield Gardens – 4 BR, 2 full bath home with state-of-the-art kitchen. Full finished basement, 3 car pvt driveway. $900,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

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.

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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