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Friday, June 7

• Cloudy with a high of 77 degrees. Saturday will be mostly cloudy and a high of 81. Expect cloudy skies on Sunday with a high of 76 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump finally signed the long-delayed $19.1 billion disaster aid bill to help areas devastated by storms and flooding.

• After receiving criticism, Joe Biden announced he opposes the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal money for abortion.

• Police Commissioner James O’Neill apologized for the police crackdown 50 years ago that sparked the Stonewall riots.

Movies Under the Stars: “Bohemian Rhapsody” Fri June 7th 8-10pm A limited amount of FREE popcorn will be distributed! Astoria Park, 24-02 19th St., Astoria.

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Queens News
• Uber will offer on-demand helicopter rides from Lower Manhattan to JFK Airport for $200 per passenger.

• Police are looking for a man accused of repeatedly snatching necklaces from women on the 7 train.

• Top NYPD brass offered touching tributes to Queens Deputy Chief Steven Silks, who fatally shot himself weeks before his retirement.

• Here’s a rundown of who’s in, and who’s out, of the first Democratic presidential debates, including candidates from New York.

• The chairman of New York’s Democratic Party is discouraging suburban lawmakers from supporting driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants.

• Nicole Curran, the wife of Warriors owner Joe Lacob, says she’s getting death threats over this now viral photo of her talking to Jay Z.

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have split up after four years together.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976, New York Magazine published the story that becomes “Saturday Night Fever.

• In 1958, singer Prince was born in Minneapolis, MN. In 2005, he played guitar on this artist’s single.

• USA Today says FIFA should treat women soccer plays right when it comes to pay equity.

• The Post says de Blasio has no excuse for skipping the Puerto Rican DayParade.

In the Blogs
• A local lawmaker honored four Asian-American leaders for their contributions to the community.

• Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning is hosting a Pride Month celebration tonight.

Trending in New York

• The Mets (30-32) topped the San Francisco Giants, 7-3.

• The Yankees (39-22) avoided a sweep by beating the Blue Jays, 6-2.

• The St. Louis Blues edged the Boston Bruins, 2-1, to take a 3-2 series lead in the Stanley Cup Finals.

• Kevin Durant has been ruled out for Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

• The Nets traded Allen Crabbe and a first-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks for Taurean Prince, clearing up enough cap room for a max slot.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Mets welcome the Colorado Rockies for a three-game series at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees head to Cleveland to face the Indians at 7:10 p.m.
• The Golden State Warriors, down 2-1 in the NBA Finals, will host Game 4 against the Toronto Raptors at 9 p.m.
• The Mets host the Rockies at 7:15 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers play the Indians on the road at 4:10 p.m.
• The Mets conclude their series against the Rockies with a 1:10 p.m. matinee.
• The Yankees wrap up their three-game set in Cleveland at 1:10 p.m.
• The St. Louis Blues look to finish off the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals at 8 p.m.

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Kaia Keter  Fri June 7th 7pm Performing her original music, which is influenced by the Canadian folk music of her parents. $10-$16. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing.

Real Estate
• A 74,000-square-foot, five-story school in Elmhurst makes the list of top real estate projects coming to NYC.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat June 8th 1-3pm & Sun June 9th 12-2pm. 72-16 Harrow Street, Forest Hills – One family home in Forest Hills Gardens offers 5 BRs, 4 bath, FDR, EIK, piano room, legal basement, 2 car garage.  Joann C. Realty. 917-317-4034

OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 9th 12-2pm 50-52 44th Street, Woodside – Two family brick completely vacant on title features 5 BRs, 2 bath total, 2 car garage, outdoor space.  Near all.  $1.199M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• Sold – Flushing – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 900-square-foot co-op at 28-08 141st Street for $303,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
Eat pupusas by hand, Salvadoran style, at Ricas Pupusas & Mas in Sunnyside.

DiWine in Astoria yet again makes Eater’s list of best happy hour deals.

Restaurant ABC’s – Fresh Meadows
Grade A – Umi Sushi, 177-13 Union Tpke. – Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Ali Baba, 183-10 Horace Harding Expwy. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice, Live roaches, Filth flies, Personal cleanliness inadequate.
Grade Pending – Kabayan Restaurant and Bakery, 161-18 Union Tpke. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food not cooled by approved method, Personal cleanliness inadequate, Food not protected from potential contamination.

Elmhurst – 7:30 a.m. – Queens DA candidate Tiffany Caban canvasses in Elmhurst. Grand Ave. and Broadway.

Flushing – 9 a.m. – State Senator Jessica Ramos, Deliver Justice Coalition rallies ahead of hearing on e-bikes and e-scooters. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Flushing – 10 a.m. – State senators Ramos, Tim Kennedy host hearing on legalization of e-bikes and e-scooters. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Flushing – 12:30 p.m. – Elected officials, community groups to announce 2019 “Flushing’s World Fair” and Passport to Flushing. AAFE Queens Office, 35-34 Union St.

Richmond Hill – 12:30 p.m. – State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman, 32BJ SEIU lead discussion on providing benefits for workers at transportation centers. 86-11 Lefferts Blvd.

Corona – 2 p.m. – Caban greets parents at PS 143. 34-74 113th St.

Astoria – 4 to 11 p.m. – Astoria Park Carnival.  Astoria Park Pkg Lot, 19th Street & Hoyt Ave North

Flushing – 7 p.m. – Kaia Keter performs.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Astoria – 7 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Big Trouble in Little China.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Sunnyside – 7 p.m. – Outdoor Movie Night: Queens Filmmakers – A Night of Shorts.  Lou Lodati Park, 41st Street & Skillman Ave.

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

Astoria – 8 to 10 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Bohemian Rhapsody.  Astoria Park, 24-02 19th St.

Queens Village – 8:30 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz delivers remarks at Local 372’s 17th annual Scholarship Dinner Dance. Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd.

Sunnyside – 11 a.m. – Flag Day Parade.  Greenpoint Ave from 48th St to Joe Sabba Park
LIC – Noon to 4 p.m. – Queens Green Day.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
Ridgewood – Noon to 6 p.m. – A.C.E. Flea Market.  PS 290, 55-20 Metropolitan Ave.
• Astoria – Noon to Midnight – Astoria Park Carnival.  Astoria Park Pkg Lot, 19th Street & Hoyt Ave North
Astoria - 1 to 4 p.m. – Free Community Shredding Event.  Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 23-25 Newtown Ave.
Ridgewood – 2 to 5 p.m. – Nature Art Workshop: Pinwheels & Windsocks.  Highland Park, Elton St & Jamaica Ave.
Far Rockaway – 6 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  Beach 175th St & Seagirt Ave.
Astoria – 7 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Face/Off.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Forest Hills – 7:30 p.m. – The Forest Hills 2019 Summer Concert.  Our Lady of Mercy Church, 70-25 Kessel St.

Maspeth – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – East Coast Car Association Car Show.  Maspeth Federal Savings Pkg Lot, 56-18 69th St.
LIC – 9:30 a.m. to noon – Women’s Ride on Queens Boulevard from Queensbridge Park to Queens Borough Hall. Vernon Blvd. and 41st Ave.
Flushing – Noon to 4 p.m. – New York – Presbyterian Queens presents: TWIST & SPROUT!  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
Maspeth – Noon to 5 p.m. – Grand Avenue Street Fair. Grand Ave from 72nd St. to 69th St.
• Astoria – Noon to 11 p.m. – Astoria Park Carnival.  Astoria Park Pkg Lot, 19th Street & Hoyt Ave North
Middle Village – 1 to 5 p.m. – An Afternoon w/ Puccini, Verdi & Mozart.  Christ the King H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.
Astoria - 4:15 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Die Hard.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

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June 7th, 2019 at 9:05 am

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