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Friday, August 2

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 85 degrees. Scattered thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon. High of 84. Mostly sunny on Sunday and a high of 89 degrees.

Top Stories
• China has threatened countermeasures if Trump hikes tariffs, escalating the trade war.

• Robert F. Kennedy’s 22-year-old granddaughter died of a suspected overdoseat the Kennedy compound.

• Legendary wrestler Harley Race has died at the age of 76.

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Free Dragon Boat Festival 2019 Sat Aug 3rd & Sun Aug 4th 11am 170 dragon-boat teams compete on Meadows Lake, enjoy music, dance, martial arts, folk art, and Chinese food. Free! Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Grand Central Pkwy btwn 111th St. & College Point Blvd.
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Queens News
• A Queens man who went for a swim from a boat near the Throggs Neck Bridge went missing.

• An NYPD traffic safety supervisor saved three men and four dogs from a house fire in Corona.

• A man accused of raping a 78-year-old woman in Rosedale will be back in court today.

Politics
• At a reelection rally in Cincinnati, Trump scaled back attacks on the four congresswomen but continued to target Elijah Cummings.

• De Blasio’s presidential campaign continues to be clouded by the death of Eric Garner.

Entertainment
• “13 Reasons Why” has been renewed for a fourth and final season at Netflix.

• A “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” series is in the works at the mobile streaming platform Quibi.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975, the Eagles enjoy the second of their five Billboard #1 hits with this song, as the album of the same name led the Hit 200 albums chart.

• In 1977, actor Edward Furlong is born in Glendale, CA. He starred as rebellious 10-year-old John Connor in this movie.

Opinion
• USA Today says Democrats should be fighting to save Obamacare, not Medicare For All.

• The Post says all facts point to the NYPD not firing Daniel Pantaleo.

In the Blogs
• The Bayside Business Association is hosing a virtual networking event on August 7.

• National Night Out for the 108th Precinct will take place at Andrews Grove Park on Tuesday.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (53-55) blanked the Chicago White Sox, 4-0.

• Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil is coming out of retirement to join the Jets for $8.4 million.

• Despite a suspension and an injury, the Giants’ Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard are practicing.

• Knicks rookie RJ Barrett withdrew from the FIBA World Cup due to a mild calf strain.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets head to Pittsburgh for a three-game series with the Pirates. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.
• The Yankees (68-39) begin a crucial four-game home series against the Red Sox at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets take on the Pirates at PNC Park starting at 7:05 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Red Sox in a doubleheader, first at 1:05 p.m. and again at 7:05 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets finish their road trip in Pittsburgh with a 1:35 p.m. matinee.
• The Yankees complete their home stand against the Red Sox. First pitch is at 7:08 p.m.

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Katz Concert Series Summer 2019 Sun Aug 4th 5pm Join DJ Rekha for a South Asian Dance Party. Hunters Point, Center Blvd btwn 50th Ave. & 2nd St.
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Real Estate
• The Corcoran Group has opened its first Queens outpost in Long Island City.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 4th 1-3pm. 84-44 116th Street, Kew Gardens - Detached frame house has 4 BRs, 1.5 bath, one car garage, basement w/ laundry, new windows, attic storage.  $839,000. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303 

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 3rd & Sun Aug 4th 12-3pm. 76 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park – Split one family brick has spacious living room w/ fireplace, DR, EIK, 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, den.  $815,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100  

• Sold – Queens Village – A five-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,014-square-foot house at 102-44 221st Street for $799,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater says Astoria’s Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden is one of the city’s classicrestaurants everyone must try.

Try drinks at the new TWA Hotel, which has one of the city’s hottest new cocktail bars.

Restaurant ABC’s – Kew Gardens
Grade A – Austins Ale House, 82-70 Austin St. – Hand-washing facility not near food prep area.
Grade B – Mehak, 83-06 Austin St. – Evidence of mice, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade Pending – Green Olive, 80-45 Kew Gardens Rd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Cross-contamination, Hand-washing facility not near food prep area.

Events
Astoria – 11 a.m. – Kids Fun Day 2019. Newtown Ave. btwn Crescent and 23rd streets.

Flushing – Noon – State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Councilman Peter Koo announce window guard safety measures. 142-28 38th Ave.

Corona – 3 p.m. – Movie Showing: Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone. Queens Library, 38-23 104th St.

Astoria – 7 p.m. – See It Big! “2001 A Space Odyssey.” Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Ave.

Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – American Legion Post 1424 Monthly Meeting. 107-15 Metropolitan Ave.

Forest Hills - 7:30 p.m. – An Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan. Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl.

Saturday
Flushing – 11 a.m. – Free Dragon Boat Festival 2019.  Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Grand Central Pkwy btwn 111th St & College Point Blvd.
Jamaica – 1 to 4 p.m. – Hands on History: Play 19th Century Historic Games! King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue
LIC – 1 p.m. – Memorial Service for John F. Murray. 45th Rd. and 21st St.
LIC – 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. – Renegade Performance Group.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
Astoria – 3:30 p.m. – See It Big! “2001 A Space Odyssey”.  Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Avenue
Middle Village – 7 to 11 p.m. – Fundraiser for the ASPCA – In Memory of Bernie G. Helldorfer’s 3rd Birthday in Heaven.  Christ the King H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue
• Astoria – 7 p.m. – See It Big! “Roma”.  Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Avenue

Sunday
• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Free Dragon Boat Festival 2019.  Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Grand Central Pkwy btwn 111th St & College Point Blvd.
Jamaica – 1 to 4 p.m. – Hands on History: Play 19th Century Historic Games!  King Manor Museum, 150-03
• Astoria – 3:30 p.m. – See It Big! “2001 A Space Odyssey”.  Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Avenue
LIC – 4:30 p.m. – “The Tragedy of King Richard III”.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
LIC – 5 p.m. – Katz Concert Series: DJ Rekha & South Asian Dance party.  Hunter Point South, Center Blvd btwn 50th Avenue & 2nd Street
Astoria – 7 p.m. – See It Big! “Roma”.  Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Avenue
• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Jazz Jam All-Stars.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

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August 2nd, 2019 at 9:43 am

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