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Morning Buzz: U.S. reaches 4 million coronavirus cases; Lightning strikes South Ozone Park church, burns sanctuary

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Friday, July 24

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. High of 87 degrees.

Top Stories
• The U.S. has hit 4 million cases of coronavirus, with 1 million of those cases confirmed over a 15-day period.

• Two U.S. watchdogs launched probes into the use of force by federal law enforcement agents in Portland, Oregon, and D.C., after the mayor of Portland was tear-gassed by federal officers at a protestearlier this week.

• It took 35 MTA workers and $17,000 to clean out the mess left behind by “Occupy City Hall” protesters.

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Queens News
• A basketball coach who fatally punched a man in Queens was sentenced to probation and community service.

• Lightening struck The Spirit and Truth Christian Church in South Ozone Park, setting fire to the sanctuary.

• Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly fought outside out of a bar in Elmhurst, leaving his opponent in a medically-induced coma.

Politics
• Michael Cohen has been ordered to be released from prison, after a judge found his imprisonment “retaliatory.”

• Senate Republicans and the White House have reached a tentative deal on a new stimulus package.

Entertainment
• An Australian entertainment company is bringing “floating cinemas” to various U.S. cities, including New York, using socially distanced boats.

• Kanye West’s presidential bid has been roundly dismissed as a publicity stunt, but some conservatives tired of Trump say it has some political significance.

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Love Is A Rose Fri July 24th 7pm Blues-rockers Paula Hanke and Peggy Ratusz dig deep to bring authenticity to Linda Ronstadt’s 28-album catalog. Register at QPAC LIVE!
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Buzzing Back

• In 1969 Apollo 11 safely returns to Earth.

• In 1998 TV show host Bindi Irwin is born in Australia.  She is the daughter of this famous Crocodile Hunter. 

Opinion
• The NY Post says falling rents mean trouble for New York City’s future.

• With more nations banning U.S. travelers, a NY Times writer ponders whether the coronavirus will finally show Americans how much privilege they’ve enjoyed.

In the Blogs
• We Heart Astoria sat down with the local entrepreneur behind Xanthine’s All Natural Products.

• BJ’s Wholesale Club will open a Long Island City location early next year.

Trending in New York
• #MLBOpeningDay
• Yankees
• ESPN
• Lakers
• #Covid_19

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (1-0) beat the Washington Nationals 4 to 1 on Opening Day, after the game was called early due to weather.

• After weeks of uncertainty, the Washington NFL franchise will temporarily take the name ‘Washington Football Team.’

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets host the Atlanta Braves at 4:10 p.m. for their opening game of the 2020 season. No in-person spectators will be in attendance.
Saturday
• The Mets take on the Braves at Citi Field at 4:10 p.m.
• The Yankees face the Washington Nationals in D.C. at 7:15 p.m.
• UFC Fight Night 174. Preliminary Card begins at 5 p.m.; Main Card starts at 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Yankees complete their series with the Nationals at 1:05 p.m.
• The Mets tee off against the Braves for a third time at 7:08 p.m.

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Real Estate
OPEN HOUSE – Sat July 25th 12-2pm  69-81 Juniper Blvd South, Middle Village - 54′ deep 2 family home offers modern, generous sized 2 BR unit over a 3 room walk-in apt. Garage on private drive. Close to Juniper Park and PS 128. $988,000. Eliot Hill Realty 917-209-5686

OPEN HOUSE – Sat July 25th 1-2:30pm. 58-02 84th Street, Middle Village – Renovated 2 family corner property home on 4 levels offers open layout kitchen w/ SS appliances, 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, semi finished basement separate entrance.  $1.049M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – St. Albans – A four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,185 square foot home at 11528 199th St. for $645,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The State Liquor Authority has imposed new guidelines on bars, mandating they provide a “sit down” experience and serve substantial food to drinkers.

• New York’s tipped minimum wage perpetuates racial and gender disparity, a new report finds.

Restaurant ABC’s – Fresh Pond
Grade A – Garlic to the Chicken, 6692 Forest Ave. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Julia’s Beer and Wine Bar, 818 Woodward Ave. Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Cold food item held above 41º F; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.
Grade C – El Pin Pollo, 392 Woodward Ave. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Evidence of rats; Evidence of mice; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
Corona - Queens Zoo opens to the public.  Tickets by advance purchase only! 53-51 111th Street
Virtual – 7 p.m. – Love is a Rose – A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt.   QPAC Live!

Saturday
Virtual – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.- Tomorrowland Around the World Music Festival.  Tickets
• Virtual – 7 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival: Live Everywhere!  Register here. 

Sunday
• Virtual – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.- Tomorrowland Around the World Music Festival.  Tickets
LIC – 4 p.m. – Secret Summer presents SSUNDAZE. (films under the stars) The Foundry, 42-42 9th Street
Virtual – 7 p.m. – BRIC Celebrates Brooklyn! Festival: Live Everywhere!  Register here. 
Virtual – 7 p.m. – Online Sex and the City Trivia Fundraiser. $10

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Written by QTadmin

July 24th, 2020 at 8:40 am

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