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Morning Buzz: Woodhaven driver fatally crashes into tree, Police search for missing Jamaica Bay swimmer

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Monday, August 5

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 83 degrees.

Top Stories
• Two mass shootings in less than 24 hours claimed 29 lives in El Paso and Dayton.

• Online message board 8chan, a hub for extremism linked to recent mass shootings, has been shut down.

• Family members of the late Eric Garner vowed large protests if Daniel Pantaleo isn’t fired.

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104th Precinct’s 1st Annual Backpack Giveaway If anyone would like to help with donations of bags or school supplies for our kids, it will be greatly appreciated. Giveaway is on Tues Aug 20th 11am-2pm 104th Precinct, 64-02 Catalpa Ave., Ridgewood.
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Queens News
• A 23-year-old Woodhaven driver was killed in Ozone Park after losing control of his car and slamming into a tree.

• Police divers are searching for a missing 15-year-old who was last seen swimming in Jamaica Bay.

• Two pedestrians were hospitalized after being struck by a car in Richmond Hill.

Politics
• Senator Mitch McConnell fractured his shoulder in a fall in his Kentucky home.

• The Mexican government is threatening to take legal action against the U.S. after the El Paso shooting.

Entertainment
“The 100″ will end after its seventh season on The CW.

Weekend Box Office
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw: $60.8 million
The Lion King (2019): $38 million
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: $20 million
Spider-Man: Far From Home: $7.7 million
Toy Story 4: $7.1 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1978, this novelty tune by Steve Martin peaks at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100, three months after it was featured on SNL.

• In 1956, actress Maureen McCormick is born in Los Angeles. From 1969 to 1974 she played Marcia on this show.

Opinion
• The Times says the country has a white nationalist terrorist problem.

• The Post says President Trump should ban assault weapons now.

In the Blogs
Festival of Cinema NYC is returning to Forest Hills until August 11.

• You still have time to check out the “Small, Medium, Large” exhibit at Forest Park.

Trending in New York
#EuphoriaFinale
Jihyo
#MassacreMitch
David Price
Gio Urshela

Scoreboard
• The Mets (55-56) continued their hot streak, topping the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-2.

• Robinson Cano left the Mets game with a left hamstring strain.

• The Yankees (72-39) completed their sweep of the Red Sox, 7-4.

• The Yanks’ injury woes may continue after Gleyber Torres was sent to the hospital for a “core issue” and Gio Urshela fouled balls of both knees.

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Movies Under the Stars: Carousel Mon Aug 5th 7:30-10pm Based on the Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Dr. & Woodhaven Blvd., Woodhaven.
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Real Estate
• Maquette, a fine art logistics company, inked a lease for 46,860 square feet in Long Island City, one of the city’s top leases in July.

• For Sale – 52-36 62nd Street, Maspeth Plateau – Detached one family brick, open layout 1st flr has LR, DR, modern EIK.  3 BRs, full bath upstairs. Full finished basement, pvt yard, detached garage.  $959,000. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• For Sale – 83-15 98th Street, Woodhaven – New Listing – Unique!  2 BR, 1 bath co-op w/ new electric & plumbing, sound-proof walls, ceiling & floors, European closets, doors & molding, kitchen w/ quartz counter top & glass tiled backsplash. $359,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Ridgewood – A six-story, three-story, 3,300-square-foot house at 60-44 69th Avenue for $1.1 million. Zillow.

Events
Astoria – 9:15 a.m. – Councilman Costa Constantinides calls on MTA to put netting under N/W line throughout Astoria. 31st St. and 23rd Ave.

Woodhaven – 7:30 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Carousel. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Dr. & Woodhaven Blvd.

Flushing – 8 to 10 p.m. – Summer Movies Under the Stars: Spider-Man into the Spider-verse. Cunningham Park, 196th St. & Union Tpk.

Astoria - 8:15 p.m. – Summer Movies Under the Stars: Spider-Man into the Spider-verse. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd. btwn Hell Gate Bridge & pool.

Written by QTadmin

August 5th, 2019 at 8:48 am

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