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Morning Buzz: Watchdog group says prominent Alt-Right figure lives in Queens, Harlem NYCHA blaze kills six people

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Wednesday, May 8

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
• At least one student is dead and eight others injured after two students opened fire at a Colorado school not far from Columbine High School.

• Six people were killed, including four children, in a blaze that tore through a Harlem NYCHA apartment building.

• New cellphone footage taken by Sandra Bland has emerged four years after she was arrested for assault and was later found dead in a jail cell.

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Istanbul to Kathmandu  Sat May 11th 7pm   Bringingtraditional and modern music from the Middle East and Mediterranean to audiences in a unique jazz fusion with a fusion band Istanbul to Kathmandu.  $10-$20  The Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills
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Queens News
• Hundreds bid farewell to Queen District Attorney Richard Brown at his funeral in Forest Hills yesterday.

• JFK Airport has launched a tool to help blind passengers navigate around Terminal 4.

• A watchdog group says that a prominent Alt-Right figure, known as Eric Striker, lives in Flushing.

Politics
• Mayor de Blasio unveiled the design for the city’s new health insurance cardwhich will launch this summer in the Bronx.

• Trump reportedly claimed $1.17 billion in business losses over a decade and avoided paying taxesfor eight years.

Entertainment
• Disney announced a trio of new Star Wars movies and added that Avatar 2‘s release date will be postponed yet again.

Rapper Common revealed that he was molested as a child by a family friend.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976 John Sebastian, formerly of The Lovin’ Spoonful, hit the top of Billboard Magazine’s Hot 100 chart with the theme to this TV show.

• In 1975 pop singer Enrique Iglesias is born in Madrid, Spain. This Grammy-award winning singer became known for this 2001 song.

Opinion
• The Daily News argued that the House Democrats need to work on holding a lawless administration accountable even if the Republicans won’t.

• The Post isn’t thrilled with the mayor’s new diversity requirements for cultural institutions.

In the Blogs
• A fundraiser for P.S. 150 is scheduled to take place at Jack’s Fire Department in Sunnyside this Friday.

• The Woodhaven Blog has several top picks on where to eat in Woodhaven.

Trending in New York
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#STEMshooting
#BillionDollarLoser
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (17-19) won a late night matchup against the San Diego Padres, 7-6.

• The Yankees (21-14) defeated the Seattle Mariners, 5-4.

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Beauty & The Beast  Sat May 11th  2:15 pmFamily Performance  With meticulously crafted marionettes and beautifully painted scenery, the classic Beauty and the Beast is classical marionette theater at its finest!  $10-$14   Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing.
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 55-12 102nd Street in Flushing.

• For Sale – 83-15 116th Street, Unit #1K, Kew Gardens – Lovely co-op on 1st flr in Windsor Court.  LR/DR combo, updated kitchen, 1 BR, full bath.  Laundry on premises, pet friendly building.  $224,500. CB Kueber 718-628-0100

• For Sale – 158-48 92nd Street, Howard Beach – Two family home on large 50×100 lot – renovated from top to bottom!  1st flr is a 2 BR/1 bath w/ LR, DR, kitchen, sunroom & 2nd flr is a 1BR/1 bath w/ LR, dining area, kitchen.  $789,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• Sold – Jamaica – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1810-square-foot two-family home at 89-23 116th St. for $850,000. Zillow

Business News
• App makers gathered at Google’s biggest event of the year, the developer conference Google I/O, to hear about the company’s latest products and announcements.

• If you fancy a summer trip to the Amalfi Coast, United Airlines is now offering direct service to Naples.

Events
• Rockaway – 9:30 a.m. – Councilman Eric Ulrich hosts a commemorative ceremony for the 100th anniversary of the first transatlantic flight. Rockaway Coast Guard Station/Riis Landing, Fort Tilden

Long Island City – 11 a.m. – The Independent Drivers Guild, with Uber and Lyft, holds a solidarity rally in support of drivers who are organizing to attain fair pay. Falchi Building, 3100 47th Ave.

Maspeth - 2 to 4:30 p.m. – Bereavement Group.  Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72nd Street

Long Island City - 6 p.m. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer delivers remarks and presents an award at the LIC Arts Open Ninth Annual Garden Party.  21-40 45th Ave.

Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting.  Christ the King H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue

Fresh Meadows – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 8 Monthly Meeting.  Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.

Astoria – 7:30 to 9 p.m. – Dave Hill: History Fluffer.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

Kew Gardens - 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 6 Monthly Meeting.  80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202

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May 8th, 2019 at 9:48 am

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