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Thursday, June 25
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are still in effect.

Weather
• A slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm with a high of 85.

Top Stories
• The number of coronavirus cases in the United States hit a single-day record yesterday with over 36,000 new infections.

• Protestors are camping outside City Hall demanding cuts to police funding.

• U.S. Marshals have been told they should be prepared to defend national monuments across the country after several were vandalized.

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Queens News
• The cop who placed a man in a chokehold on the Rockaway Beach boardwalk will likely face criminal charges.

• A woman delivering food to people impacted by COVID-19 was killed when a drunk driver slammed into her around 4 p.m. yesterday on Northern Boulevard.

• The Queens Ledger takes an in-depth look at the toll remote learning is having on the city’s special needs students and their families.

Politics
• A Slate columnist says the likely defeat of Democratic New York congressman Eliot Engel shows what happens when power brokers lost touch with voters.

• The mayor said to close a $1 billion budget gap, as many as 22,000 workers could be laid off or furloughed.

Entertainment
• Here’s a look back at the career of Michael Jackson on the 11th anniversary of his death.

• Mike Tyson warned Jamie Foxx that getting inside the former heavyweight champ’s head for a new biopic is “not going to be pretty.”

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Buzzing Back

• In 2009, the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson dies at age 50.

• In 1956, chef Anthony Bourdain is born in New York City. In 2013, he began hosting this CNN show. 

Opinion
• Even a Post columnist concedes that President Donald Trump is headed for defeat if he doesn’t change course.

•  A veep for Fiverr writes in the Forest Hills Time that businesses must embrace the digital age to survive coronavirus and beyond.

In the Blogs
• Jenifer Rakjumar is on the verge of unseating Assemblyman Mike Miller, whose district includes Richmond Hill and Woodhaven.

• Amazon has reportedly inked a deal for a new warehouse on a seven-acre property in Maspeth.

Trending in New York
#OccupyCityHall
#WearADamnMask
#JBalvinIsOverParty
#I’dRather_ThanVoteForTrump
Renee

Scoreboard
• The Mets believe Yoenis Cespedes will be in the lineup on Opening Day when MLB resumes play at the end of July.

• Jamal Adams has made it clear he wants out of New York. In his weekly column, WFAN’s John Jastremski says fans shouldn’t blame the Jets.

• The St. John’s men’s basketball team has lost its leading scorer. LJ Figueroa announced he is transferring to Oregon.

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Real Estate
• Here’s everything you need to know about the state’s eviction moratorium, which the governor has extended, but with some modifications.

• For Sale – 33-64 21st Street, Unit C, Astoria – Two BR, 1 bath condo tastefully renovated. LR w/ partial views of Manhattan, pet friendly, move in ready! $508,000 Realtor.com 

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,120-square-foot single-family home at 88-12 91st Avenue in Woodhaven for $610,000.

Style & Fashion
• Amazon’s “Big Style Sale” began on Tuesday. Here’s everything you need to know to take advantage.

• More sales! Swing into summer with these 25 on-sale summer essentials.

Events
• Bellerose – 10 a.m. – Drive-through Graduation Ceremony. PS 23, 74-30 Commonwealth Blvd., Building 57

Virtual - 7:30 p.m. – Queens Comedy Hour (for mature audiences)

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June 26th, 2020 at 8:29 am

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Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Wednesday, June 24

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms in the morning and partly cloudy later. High of 90 degrees.

Top Stories
• Results in many of the city’s primary races won’t be announced soon with hundreds of thousands of people casting absentee ballots.

• New alternate side parking rules for the summer allow drivers to move their cars just oncea week.

• New York City beaches are set to officially reopen on July 1.

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Queens News
• A retired NYPD officer shot an innocent bystander as he fought with another man at a Howard Beach bistro.

• Two Queens men were caught trying to slip into the city with $6,000 in fireworks bought out of state.

• A wrongfully convicted Queens man was exonerated after serving 25 years in prison.

Politics
AOC cruised to victory in the Democratic primary, and looks set to waltz to a second term in Congress.

• Donovan Richards leads all candidates in the race for Queens borough president, while Elizabeth Crowley is in second place.

Entertainment
• Jimmy Kimmel apologized for his use of blackface in “The Man Show” sketches in the 1990s.

• Adult film star Ron Jeremy was charged with raping three women and sexually assaulting another woman.

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Homemade Ice Cream: Online Class Sun June 28th 10:30am-12pm Learn how to make perfect custard-based, egg-free & vegan ice cream at home. $17.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1967, this song by Procol Harum enters the Billboard chart, and peaks at #5. It was inspired by the chord progression of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Orchestral Suite in D”.

• In 1979, actress Mindy Kaling is born in Cambridge, MA. From 2012 to 2015, she starred in her own comedy show.

Opinion
• USA Today says face masks work, and should be made mandatory.

• The Post says the DOE should stop chasing ideology and focus on reopening schools this fall.

In the Blogs
• LIJ Forest Hills Hospital is now allowing visitors over the age of 18 on a limited basis.

Major curb restoration is coming to the streets of Bayside Hills.

Trending in New York
Republican
taeyong
Avery Bradley
Engel
Elsa

Scoreboard
• Play ball! The 2020 MLB season is officially a go. The 60-game season will kick off on July 23 or 24.

• The FBI says no crime was found after a noose was discovered in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage.

• Former WFAN host Craig Carton has reportedly been released from prison.

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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building on Crescent Street in Astoria.

• For Sale – 66-83 70th Street, Middle Village – Fully renovated 2 BR condo in new construction building w/ elevator. 3 rooms, 2 BRs, 1 bath.  Roop top, bike storage, laundry in basement, pet friendly.  $529,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Howard Beach – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,158-square-foot house at 163-55 95th Street for $635,000. Zillow.

Business News
GNC has filed for bankruptcy with the goal of selling itself and closing stores.

• Johnson & Johnson lost its bid to overturn its baby powder verdict, but its damages were cut to $2.1 million.

Events
Virtual – 1 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams performs in “The Oedipus Project” with Theater of War All-Star Cast. Register here.

Virtual – 2 p.m. – Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair. Livestream here.

Virtual – 3 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders presents “Reimagining Public Education in Southeast Queens Post COVID-19.” RSVP here.

Virtual – 5 p.m. – Community Education Council District 24 hosts special meeting. Join here.

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June 24th, 2020 at 8:43 am

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Tuesday, June 23
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 85 degrees.

Top Stories
• Three people were killed and at least 11 injured, after more than 100 shots were fired at a multi-day street party in Charlotte, North Carolina.

• The Justice Department is charging a U.S. soldier with planning a “mass casualty” attack on his own unit.

• Data shows that 4.3 million U.S. homeowners didn’t pay their mortgage in May, more than double the number from the previous month.

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Queens News
• After spending the night in the hospital, the man arrested with an illegal chokehold in Rockaway Beach will not face charges from the Queens DA.

• A pedestrian was struck and killed on the sidewalk in Ozone Park by a chain reaction collision caused by an SUV.

• The city will be painting a Black Lives Matter street mural on 153rd Street in Jamaica.

Politics
• The White House extended a freeze on green cards for new immigrants and signed an executive order to suspend new temporary work visas.

• Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced the creation of a new Violent Criminal Enterprises Bureau.

Entertainment
• Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” is free to rent on several platforms all week, and AFI will host an online discussion with the director about the film.

• Live Nation announced a drive-in concert series for July as coronavirus lockdowns have canceled arena shows and music festivals nationwide.

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John J. Ciafone – Democrat for Queens Civil Court Judge.  Committed to serving everyone with equality, fairness and respect that is deserved.  Vote on June 23rd
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Buzzing Back

• In 1992 Mafia boss John Gotti, aka “Teflon Don,” is sentenced to life.

• In 1929 country singer June Carter Cash is born in Maces Spring, VA.  In 1968 she married this “man in black“.

Opinion
• How much further can Bill Barr push it? Slate says the Supreme Court may be tired of the attorney general.

• An article from Vox explores what the science of visual illusions can teach us about “reality” and our polarized world.

In the Blogs
• District leader posts in Sunnyside and Long Island City are in play in today’s Democratic Primary. Two candidates make their case for your vote.

• As Phase 2 of the city’s reopening rolls out, here is your guide to outdoor diningin Astoria.

Trending in New York
• Shaun King
• Charlotte
• Korra
Batman
Mixer

Scoreboard
• NASCAR has launched an investigation after a noose was found in the garage stall of driver Bubba Wallace.

• MLB owners voted unanimously to proceed with the 2020 season under the terms of their March 26 agreement with the Player’s Association.

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Real Estate
• Eviction cases are expected to soar in NYC as housing courts reopen and landlords seek to recoup income lost during the pandemic.

• For Sale – 260 Beach 81st Street, Unit 4F, Rockaway Beach – Spacious 1 BR condo 2 blocks from beach offers spa-like bath, private terrace, ample closets, elevator, intercom, laundry room, pet friendly.  $245,000 Realtor.com 

• Sold – St. Albans – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,000 square foot home at 179-15 Selover Rd. for $545,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Apple announced new software for its iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple TV and Apple Watch, as well as its departure from using Intel chips.

• Users on TikTok are claiming some credit for the disappointing turnout at the president’s rally in Tulsa over the weekend.

Events
All Day – Today is primary election day. If you did not vote absentee, find your in-person polling site here.

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Game Night Tuesdays: Online Event. 

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June 23rd, 2020 at 8:29 am

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Monday, June 22
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 89 degrees.

Top Stories
• U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman agreed to step down, ending a tug-of-war with Attorney General William Barr.

• A Rikers Island inmate was apprehended after attempting his second escape, this time by scaling the wall onto the roof.

• A statue of Teddy Roosevelt will be taken down in front of the American Museum of Natural History’s main entrance.

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Queens News
• A cop was suspended without pay after being caught on video using a banned chokehold during an arrest in Far Rockaway.

• A man and a woman died after plummeting off the roof of a building in Jamaica.

• A “Black Man March” was hosted in St. Albans on Father’s Day.

Politics
• Trump was furious about the underwhelming crowd at his campaign rally in Tulsa.

• Former National Security Adviser John Bolton called Trump “naive and dangerous,”and hoped that he will be a “one-term president.”

Entertainment
Tom Petty’s family members denounced Trump for using “I Won’t Back Down” at his latest rally.

• Actor Ansel Elgort denied an allegation of sexual assault through an Instagram post.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1974, this song by The Stylistics was released and would be their biggest hit, peaking at #2 for 14 weeks.

• In 1949, actress Meryl Streep is born in Summit, NJ. She earned her first Academy Award nomination for this 1978 drama film.

Opinion
• The Post says shootings are soaring across New York City due to the disbanding of the plainclothes anti-crime unit.

• The Times says OSHA needs to protect workers from getting coronavirus on the job.

In the Blogs
• Zone 126, based in Astoria and Long Island City, has appointed a new executive director.

• The city has launched a new COVID-19 testing site at Windsor Park Library on Bell Boulevard.

Trending in New York
#90DayFiance
#nycfireworks
#TheChi
Bubba Wallace
#ESPYS

Scoreboard
• The MLB Players Association postponed a vote as talks continue over a shortened season.

• The Yankees are leaving Tampa after four employees at their spring training complex tested positive for coronavirus.

• St. John’s basketball star LJ Figueroa is officially transferring to Oregon.

• Here are three takeaways from Tiz the Law’s win in the Belmont Stakes.

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Real Estate
• This is what Phase 2 of New York City’s reopening will mean for the real estate community.

• For Sale – 58-02 84th Street, Middle Village – Renovated 2 family on corner lot features 4 levels of living space, semi-finished basement, hardwood floors.  9 rooms 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, full basement, semi finished basement w/ separate entrance.  $1.099M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Astoria – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 980-square-foot condo at 31-10 28th Road for $1.048 million. Zillow.

Events
Virtual – 11 a.m. – NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea to testify for Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation into interactions between police and the public. Livestream here.

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June 22nd, 2020 at 10:20 am

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Morning Buzz: Supreme Court blocks attempt to repeal DACA; Astoria woman testifies about police violence during protests

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Friday, June 19
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 80 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Supreme Court rejected President Trump’s attempt to repeal the DACA program and end protections for young immigrants.

• As COVID-19 cases spike across the country, Florida could become the next epicenter of the nation’s outbreak. Governor Cuomo is considering a quarantine on travelers from the Sunshine State.

• Both of the Atlanta police officers charged in connection with the killing of Rayshard Brooks turned themselves in. One was released on bond.

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Queens News
• Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a man on Woodhaven Boulevard near Forest Park.

• The Queens Borough President’s Office is teaming up with the ASPCA to donate pet food to 14 local nonprofits and community-based organizations.

• An Astoria woman arrested in The Bronx was among hundreds who testified about police violence during recent protests.

Politics
• Facebook deactivated dozens of ads placed by President Trump’s reelection campaign that included a symbol once used by the Nazis

• The city passed a rent freeze that will apply to tenants in rent stabilizedapartments.

Entertainment
• Amazon Studios obtained the rights to an untitled documentary on voting rights, featuring insights from politician and lawyer Stacey Abrams.

• The Emmys are the latest awards show to adjust their nominee formula in order to promote diversity and inclusivity among contenders.

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Story Time: The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn’t. Sat June 20th 11:30am.  A hilarious & heartwarming story for children ages 3 – 8.  Click here for a Zippy Chippy coloring page!  Register here. 
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Buzzing Back

• In 1971 Carole King has her first #1 hit as a performer with this song. 

• In 1983 rapper Macklemore is born in Seattle,WA.  He vaulted to fame with this 2013 #1 US Billboard hit. 

Opinion
• A writer for New York Magazine says it’s about time for Congress to send financial relief to the States.

• In a piece for the Daily News, Samuel Collins III outlines the history of Juneteenth, and his special connection to the date.

In the Blogs
• More than 100 state legislators, including 18 from Queens, pledged they will not approve budget spending cuts unless taxes are raised on the wealthy.

• Hundreds of protesters marched through Astoria, demanding that the Christopher Columbus statue on Astoria Boulevard be removed.

Trending in New York
• #TopChef
• last of us 2
• Skate 4
• Noname
• #JUNETEENTH2020

Scoreboard
• Top infectious disease doc Anthony Fauci says the NFL may not be able to return to play this year.

• UFC president Dana White revealed the company’s first four cards for Fight Island, which will take place in Abu Dhabi next month.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• PGA Golf Tour. Viewing guide.
Saturday
• UFC Fight Nights: Blaydes vs. Volkov begins at 8 p.m.
• PGA Golf Tour. Viewing guide.
Sunday
• PGA Golf Tour. Viewing guide.

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Real Estate
• The city will transition to a new affordable housing website starting in July. Here’s how it works.

• For Sale – Maspeth – Two family semi detached home offers two 3BR, 2 full bath units plus terraces! Full finished basement w/ ½ bath, Cathedral ceilings, private drive & yard.  Separate heat & water for each unit.  $1.248M  Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – Whitestone – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,224 square foot home at 15023 18th Ave. for $888,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Mayor Bill de Blasio has confirmed that NYC will move into the second phase of reopening, which includes outdoor dining, on Monday.

• With many NYC restaurants still closed for dine-in services, some Chinese restaurants are selling their dumplings frozen for at-home cooking.

Restaurant ABC’s – Ozone Park
Grade A – Don Peppe, 13558 Lefferts Blvd. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Bowl 360, 9818 Rockaway Blvd. Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Evidence of mice; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – Cabana Breeze, 13502 Lefferts Blvd. Food from unapproved or unknown source or home canned; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Food contact surface not properly washed.

Events
Jamaica – 10:30 a.m. – Rep. Meeks Joins President of Museum of Korean American Heritage and the Consulate General for the Republic of Korea for their Donation of PPE. Parking lot of Kings Manor Museum, 153-03 Jamaica Ave.

Virtual – 1 p.m. – Weekly Facebook LIVE program with the Queens Chamber of Commerce.

Virtual – 6 p.m. – The Fab Four – All We Need is Love: Online Stream (stream available for 72 hours). $10

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Queens Jazz Orchestra Honors Jimmy Heath.  Livestream

Saturday
Virtual - 11:30 a.m. – Story Time: The True Story of Zippy Chippy – The Little Horse That Couldn’t.
Virtual – 8 p.m. – Shake, Rattle & Roll: Dueling Pianos
Virtual – 8:30 p.m. – Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot 

Sunday
Virtual – 6:30 p.m.- Virtual Mixology Class: Father’s Day Whiskey Cocktails.  

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Morning Buzz: Racist confronted in Bayside 7-Eleven, Man’s remains found in SUV in Flushing

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Thursday, June 18
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are still in effect.

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 77.

Top Stories
• Advocates are worried there could be a flood of eviction notices Monday morning when the state’s moratorium on kicking out tenants expires.

• Charges of racism is threatening to upend Success Academy, the city’s largest charter school network,

• The cop who shot Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta will be charged with felony murder and could face the death penalty if convicted.

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Queens News
• A man’s remains were found in the backseat of an SUV parked in Flushing.

• A man charged with murder broadcast a bizarre 90 minute livestream from his jail cell on Rikers Island.

• A racist on an anti-Asian rant at a Bayside 7-Eleven became enraged when he was confronted by a young Korean man.

Politics
• Newly released excerpts from John Bolton’s new book claim President Donald Trump asked Chinese leaders to help him get re-elected.

• NYC businesses eager to enter phase two of the reopening are confused by mixed messages on guidelines coming from City Hall.

Entertainment
• People are stumped by Kellyanne Conway’s new look.

• “That 70’s Show” actor Danny Masterson has been charged with raping threewomen. Leah Remini says its signals the end of Scientology.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1967, the Monterey Pop Festival in San Francisco reaches its climax. This song was written especially for this festival.

• In 1942, Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool. In 1982, he sang a duet with this singer on this hit song.

Opinion
• The Daily News gives its opinion of which local elected officials in the state Assembly should stay and which should go.

• The chief of staff to the Time Equities CEO writes in the Leader-Observer about her experiences as a black woman in light of recent incidents.

In the Blogs
• Three streets near two Whitestone schools will be converted from two-way to one-way next week.

• Long Island City favorite Dutch Kills Centraal is permanently closing. They are hosting a “goodbye” sidewalk sale on Saturday.

Trending in New York
America
Beethoven
RIP X
#BlueFlu
joonie

Scoreboard
• Chris “Mad Dog” Russo says he is better at radio than Mike Trout is at playing baseball.

• The Knicks have added three more candidates to the search for a new headcoach.

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Real Estate
• Several groups have filed a lawsuit to try and stop a major development project on the Flushing waterfront.

• For Sale – 66-83 70th Street #2B, Middle Village - Renovated 2 BR condo in new building. Central heat & AC, laundry room, private parking, pet friendly, roof top, low maintenance. $529,000. Capri Jet Realty 347-450-3577

• Sold – Five-bedroom, four-bath, 2,800-square-foot single-family home at 157-28 12th Street in Whitestone for $852,000.

Style & Fashion
• The resale company Rebag is getting into the accessories business.

• A columnist for the New York Post says the coronavirus lockdown is over, so please stop dressing like a slob.

Events
• Virtual - 2 p.m. – Borough President’s Annual Pride Celebration. LIVESTREAM HERE

• Flushing – 4 p.m. – Assembly candidate Steven Lee makes announcement. Queens Library, 40-02 Main St.

• Virtual - 6 p.m. – District 26 Community Education Council Meeting. JOIN HERE (Meeting ID: 859-4177-0739 Password: cec26)

• Middle Village – 6:30 p.m. Rally in support of police officers. Juniper Valley Park, 80th St. & Juniper Blvd. North

Virtual - 7:30 p.m. – Queens Comedy Hour (for mature audiences).

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Morning Buzz: U.S. Open to be held without fans, NYPD required to release body camera footage within 30 days

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Wednesday, June 17
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 79 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump signed an executive order providing police departments with incentives to improve practices, but experts say it’s not enough.

• States like Texas, Arizona and Florida are seeing COVID-19 cases surging as restrictions are relaxed.

• The NYPD is now required to release body camera footage within 30 days after an officer shoots, kills or seriously injures someone.

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Queens News
• The U.S. Open will be held this summer, but without fans in the stands.

• A Queens painting and renovation company is repairing looted stores for free.

• Apple is reopening several NYC locations, including curbside service at Queens Center Mall.

Politics
• The Trump administration is suing to block John Bolton’s book from being published because it contains “classified information.”

• The husband of AOC challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is pumping money into a super PAC to take down the liberal firebrand.

Entertainment
• Jimmy Kimmel will host and produce the 2020 Primetime Emmys on ABC.

• “30 Rock” is returning to NBC with a new hour-long special that doubles as an upfront event.

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Queens Comedy Hour Online Thurs June 18th 7:30 pm Presented by the Queens Theatre, this show is for mature audiences and is not suitable for children. Line up changes weekly. Free.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.

• In 1987, rapper Kendrick Lamar is born in Compton,CA. In 2012, he collaborated with this rapper on this song.

Opinion
• USA Today says the coronavirus pandemic makes voting by mail even more important.

• The Post says freezing New York City rents now only means more trouble ahead.

In the Blogs
• A new coronavirus testing site at Leavitt Field in Flushing is now operational.

• Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s office opened their 1,000th constituent casein her first term in office.

Trending in New York
J Cole
Chris D’Elia
#worldwar3
#lovevictorwatchparty
#MoralOfTheStory

Scoreboard
• Yankees president Randy Levine is urging a resolution for this MLB mess.

• Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod have another backer in their bid for the Mets.

• Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas was arrested after a high-speed hit-and-run that left him covered in blood.

• NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he would encourage a team to sign Colin Kaepernick.

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Real Estate
• Pi Capital Partners plans to break ground on a 44-unit senior housing project in Elmhurst by the end of 2020.

• For Sale – 253-14 148th Avenue, Rosedale – Colonial style home – move-in ready condition. 3 BRs, renovated kitchen & 1.5 bath, hardwood floors, solar panels. $549,990. Realtor.com 

• Sold – Oakland Gardens – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 68-75 Bell Boulevard for $225,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Hilton hotels is laying off 2,100 corporate roles globally in response to COVID.

• Hugo Boss’s new CEO Daniel Grieder is the former boss at Tommy Hilfiger.

Events
Virtual – 10 a.m. – USTA to make announcement on 2020 US Open and Western & Southern Open. Watch here.

Virtual – 11 a.m. – Attorney General Letitia James holds public hearing on police and public interactions during protests. Livestream here.

Jamaica Hills – 11:30 a.m. – Activists urge Assemblyman David Weprin to support tenants instead of local landlord. 166-11 Hillside Ave.

Virtual – 12:30 p.m. – Transit advocacy organizations release 50 science-based recommendations to make public transit safe post-COVID. Tune in here.

Virtual – 3 p.m. – Financing in Turbulent Times. Register here.

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June 17th, 2020 at 8:43 am

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Morning Buzz: SCOTUS rules civil rights law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination; Feds nab two suspects in Aqueduct heist

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Tuesday, June 16
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mixed sunshine and clouds. High of 77 degrees.

Top Stories
• In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court ruled federal civil rights law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination.

• A Russian court found former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan guilty of espionage and sentenced him to 16 years in prison.

• The 14-year-old boy who plead guilty to the murder of Barnard student Tessa Majors was sentenced to 18 months in juvenile detention.

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Queens News
• Federal agents cuffed two Queens men, including an Aqueduct Racetrack security guard, for their roles in a six-figure heist at the racing venue in March.

• A Sunnyside man was killed when his motorcycle slammed into a Porsche on the Long Island Expressway.

• Officers from NYPD PSA 9 and community leaders helped distribute PPE to residents at South Jamaica Queens Houses this weekend.

Politics
• The FDA withdrew emergency use authorizations for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine as treatments for COVID-19.

• The NYPD will disband its plainclothes anti-crime units, in light of a “disproportionate” percentage of complaints and shootings.

Entertainment
• On the latest episode of “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver called attention to know facial recognition technology is more dangerous now than ever.

• A new mural in Woodside honors the Filipino community and its experience with the global coronavirus pandemic.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1965 Herman’s Hermits were awarded their first Gold record for this song. 

•. In 1971 rapper Tupac Shukar is born in NYC. In 1996 he was killed in a drive by shooting after seeing this fighter in Las Vegas.

Opinion
• The NY Times says the intensifying rift between the military and the president is metaphorically equivalent of a court-martial of Trump.

• The Daily News thinks marijuana reform is something Governor Cuomo and Joe Biden should embrace going forward.

In the Blogs
• The owners of Dutch Kills Centraal announced the nearly 7-year-old bar and restaurant is shuttering its doors for good.

• A gym in Sunnyside is rebranding and changing its name after insensitiveremarks from the global CEO of CrossFit following the death of George Floyd.

Trending in New York
• Shake Shack
• #WWERaw
• T-Mobile
• Rob Manfred
• #90DayFiance

Scoreboard
• The MLB is threatening to cancel the 2020 season if it cannot reach an agreement with the player’s union on how to return to the field.

• On the other hand, the WNBA has laid out plans for a 2020 season and is set to resume play in July at the IMG Academy in Florida.

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Real Estate
• Assemblymember David Weprin is facing pressure from community members and political opponents over his ties to a local real estate firm.

• For Sale – Whitestone – Colonial style home with professional office space, 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, LR, FDR, EIK. Basement has a family room, biler/laundry room, 2 car garage. $1.188M. Carollo Real Estate. 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Little Neck – A three-bedroom, two-bedroom, 1,181 square foot condo at 24032 70th Ave. for $600,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Activists with community-owned NYC Mesh are using traffic camera to trackpolice brutality.

• The Guardian says Facebook blocked and banned users who shared its article about the site incorrectly blocking an image of Aboriginal men in chains.

Events
Virtual - 2 p.m. – City & State’s Webinar Series: The Future of Transportation in New York Post COVID-19. Facebook Live.

Virtual – 6 p.m. CEC24 monthly meeting. Zoom.

Virtual - 6:30 to 8:15p.m. – Paint & Sip Sunset: Online Event. 

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June 16th, 2020 at 9:00 am

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