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Morning Buzz: USTA accused of cheating city $300K, Suspect arrested in house party murder

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Friday, August 23

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 81 degrees. Saturday will be sunny and a high of 80. Partly cloudy on Sunday and a high of 76 degrees.

Top Stories
• As global worry over the Amazon fires escalates, the Brazilian government is defiant about its inactions.

• New York City is expanding its program to get the homeless out of the subways and into shelters.

• State test scores are showing improved marks for city students, which the mayor said is due to his pre-k program.

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FMO 2019: Fantastic Flushing! Sat Aug 24th 12-6pm Celebrating the unique food, fashion and music found here, as well as help the small business owners of the neighborhood. St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Ave., Flushing.
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Queens News
• Ahead of the US Open, the comptroller accused the USTA of cheating the city out of $300,000.

• Police arrested a suspect in the murder of a man shot at a Springfield Gardens house party.

• A body found at an Elmhurst hostel was confirmed to be the missing Cipriani chef.

Politics
Jay Inslee has dropped out of the Democratic race for president, while John Hickenlooper will run for Senate in Colorado.

• State Senator Brian Benjamin is considering joining an already-crowded field for city comptroller.

Entertainment
• Taylor Swift insists she will re-record her first five albums in 2020.

• “Ballers” will end after its fifth season on HBO.

Buzzing Back

• In 1989, Pete Rose gets booted from baseball.

• In 1976, actor Scott Caan is born in Los Angeles. He plays “Danno” on this 2010 police action re-make.

Opinion
• The Queens Ledger says Trump’s public charge rule hurts our immigrant communities.

• The Post says New York schools are bombing out again, despite what officials say.

In the Blogs
• Maspeth Federal Savings is awarding $500 to five local teachers.

Klimax 2019 is coming to Resorts World Casino NYC this weekend.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (67-60) blanked the Cleveland Indians, 2-0.

• The Yankees (83-46) were swept by the Oakland A’s, losing 5-3.

• The Giants beat the Cincinnati Bengals in preseason, 25-23. Daniel Jones impressed once again.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets host the Atlanta Braves at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees visit the Los Angeles Dodgers. First pitch is at 10:10 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets welcome the Braves to Citi Field. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers are in Los Angeles to play the Dodgers at 4:05 p.m.
• The Jets host the New Orleans Saints in a preseason matchup at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets finish their home series against Atlanta at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees cap off their series in Los Angeles at 7:08 p.m.

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German Festival Sun Aug 25th 6:30pm Cooper Beer Garden, 80-00 Cooper Ave., Glendale.
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Real Estate
• Tenants at a Forest Hills building in a J-51 lawsuit have been granted class action status.

OPEN HOUSE –  Sat Aug 24th 1-3pm. 18-05 215th Street, Unit 12D, Bayside - Luxury all service property offers 3 BRs, 2 bath w/ city & bay views in Bay Terrace. Country Club amenities, on-site parking, tennis courts, laundromat, heated pool & playground.  $675,000. Carollo Realty. 718-366-6636 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 25th 12-2pm. 85-13 56th Avenue, Elmhurst - New Listing!  One family semi-detached home on 25×100 lot w/ private driveway.  Close to Queens Blvd.  $888,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Jamaica – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1080-square-foot house at 171-50 107th Avenue for $565,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Some of the best restaurants where you can bring your own drinks include Astoria Seafood and Taste of Samarkand.

• Some of the city’s best Chinese restaurants are in Elmhurst, Flushing and Bayside.

Restaurant ABC’s – Woodside
Grade A – SriPraPhai Thai Restaurant, 64-15 39th Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees.
Grade B – Kabayan Filipino Restaurant, 69-12 Roosevelt Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Station Bar, 39-50 61st St. – Cross-contamination, Evidence of mice, Food not protected from contamination, Food contact surface not properly washed.

Events
Flushing – Noon – Assemblyman Ron Kim, 109th Precinct and HealthFirst partner for 2019 back-to-school giveaway. Kim’s district office, 136-20 38th Ave., Suite 10A.

Astoria – 1 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer announces $3.7 million in new funding for Rainey Park. Vernon Blvd. and 33rd Rd.

Oakland Gardens – 1 to 2 p.m. – Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Drummers.  Alley Pond Park, 76th Ave & Springfield Blvd.

Flushing – 2 p.m. – Assemblyman David Weprin attends American Debate League’s Summer Camp Awards Ceremony. Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Saturday
Woodside – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Woodside on the Move – Weekend Walks.  60th Street btwn Woodside & Roosevelt Avenues
Ridgewood – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Myrtle Avenue Street Fair. Myrtle Ave btwn Fresh Pond Rd. & Forest Ave.
Flushing – Noon to 6 p.m. – FMO 2019: Fantastic Flushing! St. George Church, 135-32 38th Ave.
Springfield Gardens – Noon – Councilwoman Adrienne Adams hosts first annual music and culture fest. 150th Street Park, 150th St. and Rockaway Blvd.
Astoria - 1 p.m. – See It Big! Series: Hamlet. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Glendale – 8 to 11 p.m. – Saturday Live Music Night: TJ Foxx. Cooper Beer Garden, 8000 Cooper Ave.

Sunday
Flushing – 9:30 a.m. – Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day.  Arthur Ashe Stadium, USTA, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Astoria – 1 p.m. – See It Big! Series: Hamlet.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Rockaway Beach - 5 p.m. – Katz Concert Series: Dr. K’s Motown Revue.  O’Donohue Park, Seagirt Blvd btwn B15th & B17th Streets
LIC – 5:30 p.m. – LIC Concert Summer Series: NYC Nights Band. Gantry Plaza Park, 47th Road & Center Blvd.
Glendale - 6:30 p.m. – German Festival. Cooper Beer Garden, 8000 Cooper Ave.

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August 23rd, 2019 at 9:09 am

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