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Morning Buzz: Times Square rampage kills one and injures 22, Train hits man laying on tracks in Astoria

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Friday, May 19

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 89. Partly cloudy on Saturday with a high of 71. Sunday will be partly cloudy and cooler with a high of 66.

Top Stories
• A drug-induced man with a checkered past drove through Times Square, killing a tourist and injuring 22 others.

• Fox News founder and former longtime CEO Roger Ailes, who reshaped the media landscape, died at age 77.

• A painting by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for $110.5 million, the highest price ever paid at an auction for work by an American artist.

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End of the Year Extravaganza Sat May 20th 3-6pm Please join us for this FREE event as we end the school year and kickoff to Summer! Sports, games, visual arts workshop, pool & playground. Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Road, LIC
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Queens News
• An MTA train struck a 37-year-old man who was laying on the tracks at an Astoria station, leaving him in critical condition.

• Police arrested three people who stole designer bags, jewelry and cash during a burglary spree in Queens.

• An Astoria hardware store has maintained its ambience since it was first established in 1925.

Politics
• Former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman is the front-runner to be the next FBI Director.

• New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and a federal prosecutor are now looking into the State Senate’s stipends for vice chairs.

Entertainment
• Actor Tom Everett Scott from “13 Reasons Why” addressed the Netflix show’s controversy.

• Leonardo DiCaprio and model girlfriend Nina Agdal have called it quits after one year.

Buzzing Back

• In 1965 Pete Townshend writes “My Generation” on his 20th birthday

• In 1945 guitarist, vocalist & composer for The Who Peter Townshend is born in London, England

Opinion
• The Daily News asks the city and the NYPD to rethink how to protect Times Square from future car rampages.

• The Post says Robert Mueller is the right person to be special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation.

In the Blogs
• Green space advocates unveiled their latest renderings of the QueensWay project.

• A Maspeth hair salon is raising money for Middle Village’s Relay For Life event.

Trending in New York
#Scandal
#CryingInTheClub
Planned Parenthood
#TheBlacklist
#NSFW90sShows

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (24-14) dropped the last game of their series against the Royals, 5-1.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets (16-23) welcome the Angels to Citi Field for a three-game series. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees head to Tampa Bay to take on the Rays at 7:10 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets face Los Angeles for their second game of the series at 7:15 p.m.
• The Bombers play the Rays again at 4:10 p.m.
Sunday
• The Amazins finish their series with the Angels with a 1:15 p.m. matinee.
• The Yankees conclude their three-game set with the Rays at 1:10 p.m.

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Red Bull Music Academy Festival NY Sun May 21st 6pm Celebrating the music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, an American jazz pianist, organist, harpist, singer, composer and the wife of John Coltrane, the most influential saxophonist in the history of jazz.$30-$40 Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• Simon Baron Development is accusing partner Brent Carrier of stealing $250,000 from the ownership entity for their LIC project.

• Oak Tree Residential has secured a $46.5 million loan to close on its Brooklyn multi-family portfolio.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 20th 1-3pm  85-66 67th Avenue, Rego Park  One family brick Tudor features 3 BR, 3 full bath, finished basement, 2 car garage, new roof, move in condition.  Asking $858,000  Dave Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

OPEN HOUSE – Sun May 21st  1-3:30pm  50-24 63rd Street, Woodside  New listing!  Two family semi detached brick features 4 BR, 2 bath, private driveway.  Excellent condition! Asking $959,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Forest Hills – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 750-square-foot co-op at 68-30 Burns Street for $279,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Here are the restaurants Anthony Bourdain went to in Queens to film his episode, which he called a “wonderland” of street food.

• Gothamist lists King of Falafel in LIC and Astoria as one of the best spots for falafels.

Restaurant ABC’s – Fresh Meadows
Grade A – Romeo’s Pizzeria, 188-08 Union Turnpike – Food not cooled by approved method.
Grade B – Meo Japanese Hibachi, 185-01 Union Turnpike – Hot food not held above 140 degrees.
Grade C – Royal Caterers, 183-02 Union Turnpike – Food not cooled by approved method, Food not protected from potential contamination, Inadequate personal cleanliness, Wiping clothes soiled.

Events
Kew Gardens8:30 a.m. – Women’s Power Networking Breakfast. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd #200

Kew Gardens - 10 a.m. to Noon – Senior/55+ Job Fair.  Queens Community House, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.

Oakland Gardens10 a.m. – Councilman Barry Grodenchik to commemorate John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday. JFK Circle, 68th Ave. and 218th St.

Far RockawayNoon – Mayor Bill de Blasio and local elected officials tour newly-rebuilt Rockaway Boardwalk. Beach 32nd St. and Lemway Rd.

Astoria1:30 p.m. – First Lady Chirlane McCray to address Muslim community as part of second annual Weekend of Faith for Mental Health. Ibn Sina Community Center, 46-01 20th Ave.

Flushing - 2 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo, Holly Civic Association and DSNY welcome new garbage cans on Kissena Boulevard. Kissena Blvd. and Elder Ave.

Astoria4 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks at Queens Library Guild, Local 1321: Know Your Rights Workshop. Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway.

LIC - 5 p.m. – Councilman Van Bramer attends rally against violence at Queensbridge Houses with Build Queensbridge 696. 41st Ave. and 10th St.

Woodhaven5 to 9 p.m. – Quiet Clubbing.  Victory Field, Woodhaven Blvd & Myrtle Ave.

Forest Hills6:30 p.m. – The xx.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place

Flushing7 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers keynote address at Flushing BID’s 2nd annual gala. Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Ave.

Astoria7 p.m. – Screening of Thief (part of the Caan Film Festival). Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave

Jamaica7 to 10 p.m. – Paint Night: Wine & Cheese fundraiser.  Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.

Astoria8 p.m. – Your Alice.  Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Road
Saturday
Howard Beach10 to 11:30 a.m. – Free Prostrate Screening.  State Senator Joe Addabbo’s Office, 159-53 102nd Street
Far Rockaway11 a.m. to 1 p.m.FREE Swim Lessons.  Far Rockaway H/S, 8-21 B25th Street
AstoriaNoon – MAD Science!  Tye Dye.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
Woodhaven - Noon – Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and Woodhaven Historical Society host co-naming ceremony for Forest Park Memorial Drive. The Oak Ridge, 1 Forest Park Dr.
Middle VillageNoon to 3 p.m. – Community Park Day.  Juniper Valley Park Softball Field
AstoriaNoon – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl hold office hours for CreateNYC Cultural Plan. Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway.
Flushing - 1 p.m. – Tim Kubart & The Space Cadets.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Astoria1:30 p.m. – El Dorado (part of the Caan Film Festival).  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Sunnyside2 p.m. – John V. Daniels Post 2813 VFW Meeting. 47-53 43rd Street
Flushing2 to 3:30 p.m. – Storytime & Crafts.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
Astoria3 to 6 p.m. – End of Year Extravaganza.  Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Road
Astoria4:30 p.m. – The Rain People (part of the Caan Film Festival)  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave
Woodhaven5 p.m. – Emanuel United Church of Christ 140th Anniversary Party.  93-12 91st Avenue
Forest Hills6:30 p.m. – The xx performs.  Forest H ills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
Astoria7 p.m. – The Cinderella Story (part of the Caan Film Festival). Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave
Elmhurst8 p.m. – Dance the Night Away.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Astoria8 p.m. – Your Alice.  Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Road
Sunday
Bayside9 a.m. to Noon – Annual Antique Car Show.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
Astoria10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Astoria Spring Festival.  31st St from Ditmars Blvd to 21st Ave.
Broad Channel10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Rain Barrel Giveaway American Legion Post #1404, 209 Cross Bay Blvd..
Corona10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Little Makers: Glider Planes.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
Forest Hills11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Free “Stop n’ Swap” Community Reuse event.  Central Queens Y, 108th St btwn 68th Ave & 68th Rd.
Ridgewood - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Ridgewood Market: Sunday Brunch Bazaar.  Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Ave.
AstoriaNoon – MAD Science! Tye Dye.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave
Flushing1 p.m. – Sacred Site’s Open House.  Friends meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd.
Forest Hills2 p.m. – Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra, 106-06 Queens Blvd.
Astoria2 p.m. – Brian’s Song (part of the Caan Film Festival). Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Bayside4 p.m. – Oratorio Society of Queens.  Queensborough Performing Arts, 222-05 56th Ave.
Maspeth6 p.m. – Red Bull Music Academy Festival NY.  The Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Avenue
Astoria7 p.m. – The Killer Elite (part of the Caan Film Festival).  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave

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May 19th, 2017 at 1:03 pm

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