Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Uber to offer helicopter ride to JFK, Cops look for serial necklace snatcher on 7 train

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Friday, June 7

Weather
• 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.

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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.

Politics
• 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.

Entertainment
• 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.

Opinion
• 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
#HappinessBegins
Keuchel
#StanleyCupFinals
#ProjectRunway
#PFL3

Scoreboard
• 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
Friday
• 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.
Saturday
• The Mets host the Rockies at 7:15 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers play the Indians on the road at 4:10 p.m.
Sunday
• 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.
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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.

Events
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.

Saturday
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.

Sunday
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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Morning Buzz: Queens North deputy chief kills self in unmarked car, Two Laurelton women grazed in home by bullets

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Thursday, June 6
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Idul-Fitr. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms giving way to mostly cloudy skies. High of 83.

Top Stories
• The officer on duty has been charged with 11 felony counts for failing to actduring a deadly school shooting in Parkland.

• Dozens of ice cream trucks were seized by the city over a multi-million dollar ticket-fixing scam.

• Heads of state and WWII vets are gathered on Omaha Beach this morning to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

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Beats in Bliss Plaza with Dance Matters NYC  Thurs June 6th 4-7pm Join us for a scintillating dance production courtesy of Dance Matters NYC! Bliss Plaza, 46th Street & Queens Blvd, Sunnyside
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Queens News
• The deputy chief of Queens North shot himself in the head in an unmarked police car just blocks from his office at the 112th Precinct in Forest Hills.

• A Queens mother alleges that a driver forced her two kids off an MTA bus because one of them was having a seizure.

• Two elderly women were grazed by bullets after shots broke out in a park near their Laurelton home.

Politics
• President Donald Trump may have found the one red line Republicans won’t let him cross: tariffs on Mexico.

• A bill granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants has advanced in the state Assembly.

Entertainment
• “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner taught Conan O’Brien a drinking game that seemed like just an excuse to slap the late-night host.

• DJ Khaled threw a major temper tantrum after his new album debuted at number two on the charts.

Buzzing Back

• In 1993, the stage version of The Who’s rock opera Tommy wins five trophies at the annual Tony Awards.

• In 1947, actor Robert Englund is born in Glendale, California. You may remember him as Freddy Kruger in this horror movie series.

Opinion
• The Daily News praises Albany for a ban on declawing cats, and then wonders why lawmakers can’t solve issues facing humans.

• An op-ed writer in the Queens Ledger argues if you are worried about voter suppression, you should look no further than the Board of Elections.

In the Blogs
• A bomb threat at Long Island City High School led to a large-scale evacuation.

• Elected official from the city, state and federal level are hosting a town hall in Astoria tonight about a “renewable” future for Rikers Island.

Trending in New York
Normandy
D-Day
#DDay75thAnniversary
Special Report
#DDay75years

Scoreboard
• The Mets blanked the Giants, 7-0. The Mets (29-32) wrap up their series with the Giants in a 12:10 matinee.

• The Yankees (38-22) fell to the Blue Jays, 11-7. Toronto and New York play the last of three in Canada tonight at 7:07 p.m.

• Steph Curry scored 47, but the Raptors topped the Warriors, 123-109, to take a 2-1 lead in teh NBA Finals. Game four is tomorrow night at 9 p.m. in Oakland.

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East Coast Car Association Car Show  Sun June 9th 9am-3pm  Maspeth Federal Pkg Lot, 56-18 69th Street, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• A real estate expert warns in the Forest Hills Times to be wary of services that promises low brokerage fees.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 9th 1-3pm  54-08 64th Place, Maspeth Plateau – 1 family w/ attic & garage. 6 rooms, 3 BRs, 1 full bath. Updated windows and heating system. $829,000 Marie Breslin at O’Kane Realty 917-623-6306 

OPEN HOUSE – Sat June 8th 1-2:30pm. 78-28 75th Street, Glendale – One family home w/ 4 BRs, 2 full bath, porch, 1 car garage.  Finished basement, backyard access.  Dave Pastorini at Coldwell Banker Phillips. 718-757-5881

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 2,000-square-foot home at 80-13 86th Avenuein Woodhaven for $535,000.

Style & Fashion
• Adam Lambert does everything like a rock star, including shopping for clothes and accessories, as the Post learned.

• Vogue calls FKA Twig’s Park Avenue Armory show a “baroque fashion fantasy.”

Events
Far Rockaway - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Department of Youth & Community Development hosts days of youth activities. Bayswater Park, 701 Bay 32nd St.

• Jamaica – 3 p.m. – McDonald’s raises money for Ronald McDonald House through International Currency Exchange program. JFK, Terminal 4

• Sunnyside – 4 to 7 p.m. – Beats in Bliss Plaza with Dance Matters NYC.  Bliss Plaza, 46th St. & Queens Blvd.

Astoria – 4 to 10 p.m. – Astoria Park Carnival. Astoria Park, 19th St. & Hoyt Ave. North

Flushing - 6 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz attends annual gala. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• East Elmhurst – 6:30 p.m. – FAA holds public hearing on proposed LGA Airtrain. LaGuardia Airport Marriott, 102-05 Ditmars Blvd.

Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 2 Monthly Meting. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.

South Ozone Park - 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 10 Monthly Meeting. Knights of Columbus Hall, 135-45 Lefferts Blvd.

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June 6th, 2019 at 8:42 am

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Morning Buzz: Several people busted for parking ticket scam, Remains of missing Long Island woman found in Florida

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Wednesday, June 5
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Idul-Fitr (Eid Al-Fitr).
Parking meters will be in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 84 degrees.

Top Stories
• The US Catholic Church spent more than $300 million in abuse-related costs between 2017 and 2018.

• Authorities in Florida have found the remains of a missing 20-year-old Long Island woman and is investigating her death as a homicide.

• The former school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is now facing 11 charges in connection with the shooting.

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Astoria Park Carnival  Wed June 5th– Sun June 9th  The Carnival will feature games, food, rides and fun for the entire family.  Click herefor carnival times.  Astoria Park Pkg Lot, 19th Street & Hoyt Avenue North, Astoria
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Queens News
• Several people were busted for scamming their way out of parking tickets by using bogus handicapped parking placards and posing as city employees.

• Betty Lugo, a Queens district attorney candidate, is being sued by her former lead campaign petitioner for a breach of contract.

• The MTA is investigating after a woman claims metal debris fell from the elevated 7 line train tracks and nearly hit her.

Politics
• Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got behind the bar at a Jackson Heights restaurant to promote legislation that would increase the federal minimum wage for tipped workers.

• While Trump joins world leaders to mark D-Day, the president’s trip to the UK has led to many protests around London.

Entertainment
• Miley Cyrus and Billie Eilish will perform at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festivalin September.

Soleil Moon Frye will be in the sequel series to “Punky Brewster,” which is currently in the works.

Buzzing Back

• In 1968 Senator Robert F. Kennedy is shot in Los Angeles.

• In 1956 saxophonist Kenny G is born in Seattle, WA.  On Valentine’s Day 2019 he played for this singers wife.

Opinion
• The Times argues that Trump’s administration is making life easier for business owners and harder for workers.

• USA Today paid tribute to some of the heroes of mass shootings that occurred within the last two months.

In the Blogs
• Elected officials will be hosting a town hall in Jackson Heights to discuss the closure of Rikers Island’s jails.

• Troubled Steinway bar, Home Restaurant and Lounge, had its liquor license application denied again.

Trending in New York
#GlobalRunningDay
#BlackMirror
Parkland
Striking Vipers
Pokemon Direct

Scoreboard
• The Mets (28-32) lost to the San Francisco Giants in extra innings, 9-3.

• The Yankees (38-21) fell to the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-3.

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NewYork-Presbyterian Queens presents: TWIST & SPROUT!  Sun June 9th 12-4pm  A family-friendly FREE event – all about healthy eating and outdoor exercise. Free admission courtesy of NYP Queens. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Find out what you can rent in Ridgewood for $2,700 per month.

• For Sale – 58-16 83rd Place, Middle Village – Large detached two family home on 60×100 lot offers 5 BRs, 3 bath. Quiet block but close to transportation.  $1.300M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• For Sale – 93-26 86th Avenue, Woodhaven – Large 1 family Victorian on 47×100 lot has 5 BRs, 1.5 bath, long pvt driveway leading to a 2 car garage, front & rear porches, lots of closet space, convenient location.  $825,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Forest Hills - A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 900-square-foot co-op at 67-38 108th St. for $350,000. Zillow

Business News
• As tariff threats loom between the US and China, there’s new fury after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made comments regarding Tiananmen Square.

• This year’s list of America’s richest self-made women is quite expansive.

Events
•  Long Island City – 12:15 p.m. – Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza visits Academy for Careers in Television and Film. 1-50 51st Ave.

Astoria – 4 to 10 p.m. – Astoria park Carnival.  Astoria Park Pkg Lot, 19th St & Hyt Ave North

Flushing – 6 to 9 p.m. – Rose Gala.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street

Ridgewood - Sunset – Film Night @ Nowadays: Dave Chappelle’s Block Party.  Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue

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June 5th, 2019 at 9:12 am

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Morning Buzz: Man who raped 78-year-old is arrested, Governors Ball attendees call festival’s last day disastrous

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Tuesday, June 4
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Idul-Fitr (Eid Al-Fitr).
Parking meters will be in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 73 degrees.

Top Stories
• After facing thunderstorms and crowding issues, attendees at the Governors Ball felt “scared for their lives” during the third day of the festival.

• The American couple found dead in the Dominican Republic both diedfrom respiratory failure and pulmonary edema.

• James Holzauer ended his “Jeopardy” run and took home $2,464,216 in 33 games.

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The Forest Hills 2019 Summer Concert  Sat June 8th 7:30pm  Baroque music including pieces by Bach and Vivaldi; period instruments. Our Lady of Mercy Church, 70-25 Kessel Street, Forest Hills
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Queens News
• The 30-year-old parolee who allegedly raped a 78-year-old woman in Rosedalehas been arrested.

• A new nonprofit is launching a campaign to provide menstrual products and education to young girls in Queens.

• The death of a Jackson Heights man found bound and covered in a plastic sheet has been ruled a homicide.

Politics
• Governor Cuomo is backing Queens Borough President Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race and is holding a fundraiser for her on June 10.

• A federal judge denied a request to stop Trump from transferring funds to construct his wall.

Entertainment
• The stars dazzled during the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on Monday night.

 Jay-Z is the first hip-hop artist to become a billionaire.

Buzzing Back

• In 1966 Janis Joplin joins Big Brother & The Holding Company.

• In 1975 movie actor Russell Brand is born in Grays, England.  In 2010, he married this singer.

Opinion
• The Post finds it insulting that Tom Brady would want to trademark the nickname “Tom Terrific.”

• The Washington Post suggests that social networks intervene as China starts to repress its citizens more and more.

In the Blogs
• The man who stabbed a dog to death in Woodside and failed to appear in courtwas arrested in April for another crime.

• There are two new restaurants, one Japanese and one Latin, in Forest Hills.

Trending in New York
Eid Mubarak
Luke P
#GenXPickupLines
#stlblues
#CFDAAwards

Scoreboard
• The Mets (28-31) face the San Francisco Giants tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (38-20) take on the Blue Jays at 7:07 p.m.

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Grand Avenue Street Fair  Sun June 9th 12-5pm Rides, exhibits, games, arts & crafts, live music, food and more!  Sponsored by the Maspeth Chamber of Commerce, Maspeth Kiwanis & Maspeth Lions Club. Grand Ave from 72nd to 69th Streets, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• A site in Queens, home to the first community of free African Americans founded in New York state, is currently being marketed for $13.8 million as a development opportunity.

• For Sale – 72-16 Harrow Street, Forest Hills Gardens - 5 BRs, 4 bath, piano room, wood burning fireplace, large LR, FDR.  2 car garage w/ extra pkg on 40×100 lot.  Close to transportation & restaurants.  $2.100M. Joann C. Realty. 917-371-4034

• For Sale – 47-08 59th Place, Woodside – One family brick Tudor has 2 entrances on large lot offers 4 BRs, 2 bath – mother/daughter layout. Lower level has laundry room w/ washer/dryer, storage space, gated backyard, detached 1 car garage.  $869,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Sold – Woodhaven- A two-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 83-20 98th St. for $260,000. Zillow

Technology
• Take a look at how the new Mac Pro erased a design problem that took six years to be fixed.

• Start saying goodbye to iTunes.

Events
Flushing – 10 a.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts roundtable with community stakeholders. Queens Botanical Garden, Administrative Building, 43-50 Main Street• Flushing – 11:45 a.m. – Stringer visits Korean Community Services Flushing Senior Center. Korean Community Services, 42-15 166th Street

• Flushing – 12:15 p.m.  –  Stringer tours businesses with the Flushing B.I.D. Food Court, 135-15 40th Road

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June 4th, 2019 at 8:43 am

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Morning Buzz: Queens women raped over the weekend, Cambria Heights father killed in car crash

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Monday, June 3

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 69 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Virginia Beach gunman who attacked his colleagues at a government office building resigned hours before the shooting.

• Boeing says some of its 737 planes may have faulty parts on their wings.

• The federal monitor reported that the city’s new housing chief may have misled the public about NYCHA’s lead-paint scandal.

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Rose Gala Wed June 5th 6-9pm Your support of Rose Gala 2019 will help sustain QBG’s colorful flowers, innovative programs and environmental education workshops for the visitors who are served by the Garden each year. Tickets. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
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Queens News
• A Rosedale senior was raped in her home, while a Laurelton woman jumped from a second-floor window to escape her rapist.

• A Cambria Heights father was killed in a crash on his way home from work.

• A Queens driver was arrested after his passenger opened fire on cops in Jamaica.

Politics
• Governor Cuomo announced a trip to Israel “in solidarity” with Jewish peopleamid a rise in anti-Semitic attacks.

• Insiders say Christine Quinn is considering another run for mayor in 2021.

Entertainment
• After Meghan Markle criticized Donald Trump as divisive and misogynistic, the president called her “nasty.”

Weekend Box Office
Godzilla: King of the Monsters: $49 million
Aladdin (2019): $42 million
Rocketman: $25 million
Ma (2019): $18 million
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum: $11 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1965, an American walked in space.

• In 1967, Anderson Cooper is born in NYC. He is the son of this famous designer.

Opinion
• The Daily News says while strengthening rent regulations is easy, overhauling the property tax system is hard.

• The Post says Chancellor Carranza should be fixing special education instead of playing race games.

In the Blogs
• The Heroes youth basketball league is kicking off this summer in Maspeth and Elmhurst.

Two new restaurants have popped up on Austin Street in Forest Hills.

Trending in New York
Iguodala
Jared Kushner
Clint Frazier
#90DayFiance
Boogie

Scoreboard
• The Mets (28-31) fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7-1.

• The Yankees (38-20) dropped the last game of the series to the Red Sox, 8-5.

• The Golden State Warriors topped the Toronto Raptors, 109-104, to even the NBA Finals 1-1.

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Film Night @ Nowadays  Wed June 5th at Sunset “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party.” Free. Nowadays, 56-05 Cooper Ave., Ridgewood.
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Real Estate
• Related Companies has nabbed a $74 million refinancing on LIC’s mixed-use Paragon Building.

OPEN HOUSE – Mon June 3rd 6-7pm  89-30 Doran Avenue, Glendale - Semi attached one family brick has large modern kitchen, FDR, lg LR, 3 BRs, fin basement, garage.  $739,000. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-894-8700

• For Sale – 66-66 71st Street, Middle Village – Well maintained two family home, walking distance to PS 128, Juniper Valley Park and M train.  5 BRs, 3 bath, hardwood floors on 1st floor w/ open floor plan.  $969,000. Joann C. Realty. 917-371-4034

• Sold – Queens Village – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,152-square-foot house at 93-42 208th Street for $585,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Sunday, 25-year-old off-duty corrections office Bruce Rojas was arrested within the confines of the 104th Precinct. He was charged with DWI, leaving the scene of an accident and refusal to take a breath test.

• On Sunday morning, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious person inside 143-16 Willets Point Boulevard in Flushing. Cops arrived and found an unresponsive woman on a bed inside the home. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death and an investigation is ongoing.

Events
Sunnyside – 5:15 p.m. – Queens district attorney candidate Tiffany Caban canvasses in Sunnyside. 46th St. and Queens Blvd.

Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – Sunnyside Community Services Candidate Forum. 43-31 39th St.

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June 3rd, 2019 at 8:43 am

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Morning Buzz: Lyft driver attacker turns himself in, BQX grilled at City Council hearing

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Friday, May 31

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 84 degrees. Saturday will be sunny and a high of 86. Expect cloudy skies on Sunday with a high of 84 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump announced escalating tariffs on Mexico until the country can stop the flow of migrants over the border.

• Louisiana’s Democratic governor signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy into law.

• Riders can start using the MTA’s pilot tap-and-go OMNY system today at select train stops.

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7th Annual Rockaway Beach/Breezy Point Irish Festival Sat June 1st Sun June 2nd 11am – 8:30pm Unlimited free children’s rides, free face painting, live music and more. St. Camillus Church Parking Lot, Beach 100th St. & Shore Front Pkwy., Rockaway Beach.
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Queens News
• The man who was caught in a viral video viciously attacking his Lyft driver in Queens has turned himself in.

• An Elmhurst teenager who was left homeless by a fire has won a college scholarship.

• The Board of Elections will double the number of early voting sites in Queens.

Politics
• Former Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran has passed away at the age of 81.

• The BQX streetcar’s feasibility was questioned at the project’s first City Council hearing.

Entertainment
• R. Kelly was charged with 11 new counts of sexual assault in Illinois.

• Filmmaker Marc Webb is in talks to direct Disney’s live-action remake of “Snow White.

Buzzing Back

• In 1979, Supertramp performed at Madison Square Garden, where they receive a Gold record for this million selling album.

• In 1965, actress Brooke Shields was born in NYC. From 1996 to 2000, she starred as the title role on this sitcom.

Opinion
• The Times says it appears the Trump administration lied about the census citizenship question.

• USA Today says too many Democrats are crowding the field in the presidential race.

In the Blogs
• Resorts World Casino is hosting a New York Fight Exchange event this weekend.

• Check out a new dessert spot, Taiyaki NYC, at Flushing’s Queens Crossing.

Trending in New York
Siakam
Draymond
#spellingbee
#DragRaceFinale
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (27-29) were blanked by the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-0.

• The Yankees (36-19) opener against the Red Sox was postponed due to rain.

• The Toronto Raptors took Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, 118-109.

• St. John’s head coach Mike Anderson has added Queens native Steve DeMeoto his staff as an assistant coach.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets kick off a three-game series in Arizona against the Diamondbacks at 9:40 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Boston Red Sox at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets face the D-Backs in Arizona at 10:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers take on the BoSox at Yankee Stadium at 7:15 p.m.
• The St. Louis Blues welcome the Boston Bruins for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Puck drops at 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets wrap up their road trip in Arizona. First pitch is at 4:10 p.m.
• The Yankees conclude their series against Boston at 7:08 p.m.
• The Toronto Raptors host the Golden State Warriors for Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

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Night at the Races Sat June 1st 6:30pm Enjoy a night of socializing and racing fun! (Adults Only). Complimentary coffee, tea & dessert. Call 718-326-1585 or email [email protected]stanscaqn.org for tickets. St. Stan’s Gym, 61-17 Grand Ave., Maspeth.
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Real Estate
• The City Council approved a zoning amendment that caps mechanical spaces at 25 feet before they are counted toward buildings’ allowable footprint.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat June 1st 2:30-4pm. 121 Arleigh Road, Douglaston – Single family home on 80×100 lot has 5 BRs, 4 full baths, 1 half-bath, 2 fireplaces, modern kitchen/family room. Finished basement, 2 car garage.  $1.990M. Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 2nd 2-4pm.  60-70 Woodhaven Blvd, Unit 6B, Middle Village – 3 BR, 2 bath condo has renovated kitchen w/ SS appliances, open concept dining/living space, washer/dryer in unit, pet friendly.  $757,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-381-2188

• Sold – Rosedale – A four-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 1,227-square-foot house at 141-37 254th Street for $660,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Gothamist has your complete summer guide to beach food at Jacob Riis Park.

Anable Basin Sailing Bar & Grill made this list of the city’s best waterfront restaurants.

Restaurant ABC’s – Bayside 
Grade A – Taverna Kyclades, 39-30 Bell Blvd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade B – O2 K-BBQ, 45-53 Bell Blvd. – Evidence of rats, Tobacco use.
Grade Pending – Trattoria 35, 213-15 35th Ave. – Evidence of mice.

Events
Bayside – 9 a.m. – Queensborough Community College commencement ceremony. 22-05 56th Ave.

Jamaica – 9 a.m. – York College’s 49th commencement ceremony. 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

Kew Gardens – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Senior Job Fair for Individuals 55+. Queens Community House, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.

St. Albans – 10:45 a.m. – Zara Tenant Coalition, tenant advocates call on State Senator Leroy Comrie to support elimination of MCIs. 113-43 Farmers Blvd.

Flushing – Noon – Borough President Melinda Katz visits seniors at Pomonok Senior Center. 67-09 Kissena Blvd.

South Ozone Park – 12:30 p.m. –  Zara Tenant Coalition, tenant advocates call on Assemblywoman Vivian Cook to support elimination of MCIs, 142-15 Rockaway Blvd.

Jamaica – 1 p.m. – Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, elected officials mark completion of LIRR Jamaica underpass revitalization. 93-91 Sutphin Blvd.

Bayside – 1:45 p.m. – State Senator John Liu, Assembly members Nily Rozic and Ed Braunstein, and Board of Elections announce new early voting site in northeast Queens. Korean Community Services, 203-05 32nd Ave.

Maspeth – 7 to 11 p.m. – Maspeth Kiwanis Club Barn Dance. Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.

Flushing – 8 p.m. – Country Blues & Dance. Flushing Town Hall, 135-37 Northern Blvd.

Saturday
Astoria – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Annual Community Health Fair.  Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th Street
Glendale – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – National Trails Day Hike: Queens.  Buddy Monument in Forest Park, Park Lane South & Myrtle Avenue
Downtown, Brooklyn – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Citywide Community Charter School Job Fair.  Brooklyn Law School, Forchelli Conference Center, 205 State Street.
Flushing – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – First Weekend: Pride in the Garden.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
Rockaway Beach – 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. – 7th Annual Rockaway Beach Irish Festival.  St. Camillus Church Pkg Lot, 100th St & Shore Front Pkwy.
Ridgewood – Noon to 6 p.m. – A.C.E. Flea Market.  PS 290, 55-20 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills – 1 to 3 p.m. – NY Music Month.  MacDonald Park, 87-20 Queens Blvd.
Astoria – 1:45 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Police Story.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave
Bayside – 2 to 10 p.m. – Relay For Life Bayside. Bayside High School, 32nd Ave. and Clearview Expwy.
Astoria – 3:45 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: 48 Hours.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave
Bayside – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Author Talk & Book Signing with Crystal Wolfe.  Queens Library, 214-20 Northern Blvd.
Corona – 6 to 11 p.m. – Water Lantern Festival.  Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Maspeth – 6:30 p.m. – Night at the Races.  St. Stan’s Gym, 61-17 Grand Avenue

Sunday
• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – First Weekend: Pride in the Garden.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
• Rockaway Beach – 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. – 7th Annual Rockaway Beach Irish Festival.  St. Camillus Church Pkg Lot, 100th St & Shore Front Pkwy.
Jackson Heights – Noon to 6 p.m. – Queens Pridefest.  75th St & 37th Ave
Astoria – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Queens Park of the Month: Astoria Park.  Astoria Park Pkg Lot, 19th St & Hoyt Ave. No.
• Astoria – 3 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Heat.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave
Forest Hills – 4 p.m. – Jazz Vespers.  Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Tpk.
Ridgewood – Sunset – Film Night: “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party”.  Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave
Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Miami Vice.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

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May 31st, 2019 at 8:51 am

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Morning Buzz: Queens has state’s cleanest water, Rentable mopeds come to western Queens

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Thursday, May 30
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meter rules are in effect.

Weather
• High of 72 with a chance for some afternoon thunderstorms.

Top Stories
• A Long Island woman saved herself and her three kids from a crazed boyfriend with a note that read “Please call 911” pressed to a car window.

• The White House ordered the Navy to hide the USS John McCain with a tarp during a recent visit to Japan by President Donald Trump.

• Thanks to new ride-sharing services, New York City yellow cab drivers are earning one-third less than they did in 2013.

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Barn Dance  Fri May 31st  7-11pm To benefit the Kiwanis of Maspeth’s programs for children. $70 includes Dance, BBQ buffet, beer/wine/soda. Cash bar available. Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth
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Queens News
•  Cops found a loaded Uzi and 12 other guns while responding to a domesticdisturbance in Jamaica.

• A new report shows that the Queens and the rest of New York City has the state’s cleanest water, while Long Island has the worst.

• Pedal power: Lime will be adding 200 bikes to its dockless fleet in the Rockaways this summer.

Politics
• Wu-Tang rapper RZA wrote a letter to the City Council supporting legislation to ban fur in New York City.

• The State Senate lacks support on several key pieces of rent reform legislation as a deadline to pass it looms.

Entertainment
• Tom Petty’s wife and daughter are in a bitter dispute over the late rocker’s legacy.

• Why stop at Freddie Mercury and Elton John? Boy George is slated to get his own biopic.

Buzzing Back

• In 1978, Led Zeppelin begins work on their final album.

• In 1971, stage actress and singer Idina Menzel is born in New York City. In 2013, she voiced Elsa in this Disney film and sang this award-winning song.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate argues Robert Mueller’s press conference was a clear statement to Speaker Nancy Pelosi to being impeachment proceedings.

• Several public housing residents penned an op-ed for the Daily News in support of the BQX waterfront streetcar.

In the Blogs
• Tech startup Revel has introduced 1,000 rent-by-the-minute mopeds to three neighborhoods in western Queens.

• We Heart Astoria has your comprehensive guide to eating on the cheap in Astoria.

Trending in New York
Edwin Diaz
The Mets
Pete Alonso
#RHONY
Dom Smith

Scoreboard
Edwin Diaz imploded as the Mets lost to the Dodgers, 9-8. The Mets (27-28) wrap up a four-game series with the Dodgers in L.A. at 10:10 p.m.

• The Yankees blanked the Padres, 7-0. New York (36-19) starts a four-game home series the Red Sox.

• The NBA Finals get underway tonight in Toronto, where the Raptors will face the Golden State Warriors. Tip-off is at 9 p.m.

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Water Lantern Festival  Sat June 1st 6-11pm  Water Lantern Festival is an amazing experience where you’ll witness the magic of lanterns as they light up the water. Tickets  Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Corona
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Real Estate
• The city has agreed to a contract worth over $100 million with AECOM to oversee the development of four new jails to replace Rikers Island.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat June 1st 12-3pm  2540 Bayshore Road, Greenport - This beautiful Cape home sits on 3/4 acre and offers a large LR, DR, EIK, 4 BRs, 2 full bath, water views.  $839,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sat June 1st & Sun June 2nd 11:30am-1pm  89-30 Doran Avenue, Glendale - Semi attached one family 3 BRs, finished basement, garage. $739,000. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-894-8700

• Sold – Four-bedroom, two-bath, 4,000-square-foot home at 67-40 184th Streetin Fresh Meadows for $838,000.

Style & Fashion
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard is the new face of Saint Laurent.

• Senreve CEO Carol Chung discusses how an Instagram-famous handbag redefined luxury.

Events
Flushing - 9 a.m. – Queens College Commencement. Campus Quad, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• Sunnyside – 9:30 a.m. – Citizens Committee and A&E Real Estate host volunteer day. PS 150, 40-01 43rd Ave.

• Fresh Meadows – 12:30 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo attends groundbreaking for 550-seat expansion. Francis Lewis H.S., 58-20 Utopia Parkway

• Bayside – 2:30 p.m. – United Federation of Teachers endorse Melinda Katz for Queens DA. PS 169, 18-25 212th St.

• Sunnyside – 4 to 7 p.m. – Bliss in Bliss Plaza with the Afro-Latineers. Bliss Plaza, 47th St. & Queens Blvd.

• Kew Gardens - 6 p.m – Borough President Melinda Katz and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams host town hall on gun violence. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Maspeth – 6 to 8 p.m. – Author Talk/Book Signing with Crystal Wolfe. Queens Library, 69-70 Grand Ave.

Bayside - 7:30 p.m. – Dermody Triangle Memorial Ceremony. Captain Dermody Triangle, 216 48th Ave.

Fresh Meadows – 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: The Frisco Kid. Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike & 197th St.

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May 31st, 2019 at 8:50 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by the Charter School Job Fair on June 1st

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Wednesday, May 29

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 70 degrees.

Top Stories
• More than 230 undocumented immigrants detained near the Mexican border were transferred to jails near New York City.

• The Hawaii hiker who was lost for 17 days said she followed a “voice” down an unfamiliar trail.

• Netflix will fight Georgia’s controversial abortion law in court and will reconsider their entire investment in the state if it goes into effect.

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First Weekend: Pride in the Garden  Sat June 1st  & Sun June 2nd  11am-4pm  QBG’s First Weekend activities in June are all about pride!  Event is free, garden admission applies.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing.
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Queens News
• Police are searching for a creep who squeezed and rubbed the thigh of a teenage girl on a May 18 Manhattan-bound F train.

• Matt Higgins, vice chairman of the Miami Dolphins and guest star on the ABC reality show “Shark Tank,” will headline the Queens College commencement.

• Some Queens residents found a swarm of 20,000 bees near a building on 45th Street over the holiday weekend.

Politics
• Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning to run for a fourth term.

• Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti pleaded not guilty in a case where he was accused of allegedly stealing $300,000 from former client Stormy Daniels.

Entertainment
• Ellen DeGeneres revealed that she was sexually assaulted by her stepfather at the age of 15.

• Amazon founder Jeff Bezo’s ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos has pledged to donate half of her $36.6 billion fortune to charity.

Buzzing Back

• In 2003 iconic comedian actor Bob Hope celebrates his 100th birthday.

• In 1975 pop singer Mel B is born in Harehills, England.  Her first group was called “Touch” which later regrouped as this all-girl band.

Opinion
• The Post argued that Germany’s facing a crisis between new migrant communities and the rise of anti-Semitism.

• The Times explores a nurse’s perspective and support of Medicare For All.

In the Blogs
• The corner of 57th Street and Woodside Avenue finally has a stop sign after becoming a dangerous spot for Woodside residents.

• Check out photos from the Forest Hills Memorial Day parade.

Trending in New York
• Matz
• Michelle Williams
• Kamala
• Pokemon Go
• #AGTPremiere

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (35-18) fell to the San Diego Padres, 5-4.

• The Mets (27-27) defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-3.

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Dermody Triangle Memorial Ceremony  Thurs May 30th 7:30pm Join the Bayside Historical Society at the site of one of NYC’s oldest war memorials as we lay a wreath to honor the memory of Captain William C. Dermody.  Register here.  Captain Dermody Triangle, 216 48th Avenue, Bayside
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Real Estate
• After Amazon pulled out of Queens, the tech giant is now looking into transforming Manhattan’s West Side into HQ2.

• For Sale – Bayside - Luxury all service property features 3 BRs, 2 bath, city & bay views.  Country club amenities include spa, gym, heated pool, laundromat & deli.  $689,000. Carollo Real Estate 718-366-6636

• For Sale – 47-08 59th Place, Woodside – One family brick Tudor has 2 entrances and sits on a large 27×71 lot has 4 BRs, 2 bath, mother/daughter layout, laundry room w/ washer & dryer, front patio, detached 1 car garage.  $869,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• Sold – Forest Hills - A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 949-square-foot condo at 100-10 67th Rd. for $850,000. Zillow

Business News
• The same professor who predicted Amazon’s takeover of Whole Foods now predicts Tesla will be acquired within the year.

• The United States just placed in the Top 10 for the world’s most dangerous countries for women.

Events
Maspeth – 10 a.m. to Noon – MetroCard Van.  Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th Street• Corona – 10:30 a.m. – Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, HPD, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Councilman Francisco Moya, HANAC and others welcome home new tenants at the grand opening of environmentally friendly affordable senior residence. HANAC Corona Senior Residence, 54-17 101st Street

Middle Village – 1 to 3 p.m. – MetroCard Van.  St. Margaret’s Senior Center, 66-05 79th Place

Astoria - 9 to 10:30 p.m. – The Stores Objection: Wellness.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

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May 29th, 2019 at 8:58 am

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