Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Mayor cuts ribbon on One Vanderbilt skyscraper; ConEd to install eight weather stations across Queens

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Tuesday, September 15

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 70 degrees.

Top Stories
• Mayor De Blasio cut the ribbon on Midtown’s One Vanderbilt, the second-tallest skyscraper in New York City.

• The MTA has implemented $50 fines for riders who refuse to wear face masks while using mass transit.

• Instead of the Thanksgiving Day Parade this year, Macy’s will stage a scaled-down, televised-only event in Herald Square.

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Queens News
• Council Member Daniel Dromm has joined the effort to turn a stretch of 34th Avenue into a “permanent public space for the community.”

• Con Edison has partnered with the SUNY Albany and invested $3 million to install eight weather stations across Queens.

• Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has agreed to buy the Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families.

Politics
• House Democrats are launching an investigation into how Trump appointees pressured officials at the CDC to tamper with scientific reports on coronavirus.

• A voter-outreach effort by the U.S. Postal Service drew a growing backlash over misleading information distributed by the agency.

Entertainment
• Drew Barrymore says she has nothing to hide as the legendary actressprepares to launch her own talk show.

• Jason Momoa spoke out against Warner Bros. amid an investigation into filming of “Justice League.”

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Outdoor Films: Fela: Music is the Weapon plus Fela Kuti Live Tues Sept 15th & Wed Sept 16th 8pm.  A double feature. Musical and political revolutionary Fela Kuti, explored in documentary and then on stage in a live concert film.  $10  Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood
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Buzzing Back

• In 1978 Muhammad Ali wins world heavyweight championship againt this fighter.

• In 1984 Prince Harry is born in England. In 2014 he launched the Invictus Games  which helps wounded warriors who have been wounded, injured or fallen ill as a direct consequence of service.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the solution to stemming New York City’s rising tide of red ink is to stop borrowing.

• A writer for Slate argues we’ve arrived at our last chance to save music venues.

In the Blogs
• MTA police found 18 broken windows on a 7 train at 61st-Woodside station.

Trending in New York
• #DWTS
• Steve Cohen
• Venus
• #TogetherBlue
• Paul Rudd

Scoreboard
• The Giants (0-1) fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers in their season-opening game, 16 to 26.

• The Yankees (26-21) host the Toronto Blue Jays at 7 p.m.

• The Mets (21-26) face the Phillies at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (1-3) take on the Tampa Bay Lighting at 8 p.m.

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Real Estate
• The public review process of the contentious Flushing waterfront rezoning project will resume Wednesday.

• For Sale – 25 Hester Lane, Lake Ronkonkoma – One family Ranch style home offers 3 BRs 2.5 bath, updated EIK, FDR, LR, deck. Finished basement w/ 2 BRS, full bath & LR. $425,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• Sold – Sunnyside – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,976 square foot two family home at 39-32 51st St. for $1.4 million. Zillow.

Technology
• TikTok struck a deal with Oracle, but the announcement has left many confused as to what it entails.

• N95 masks could soon be rechargeable instead of disposable.

Events
Virtual - 9:30 a.m. – Borough Cabinet Briefing on Senior Services and Rent Regulations. Stream here.

Virtual - 1 p.m. – Virtual small business town hall with City agencies. Register here.

Virtual - 3 p.m. – Public scoping meeting on reconstruction of Captain Dermody Triangle in Bayside Hills. Register here.

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Queens Muslim Community Virtual Town Hall. Register here.

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Global Mashup #4: Balkans Meets El Barrio.  Watch here.  Presented by Flushing Town Hall.

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Name That Tune with The American Pops Orchestra.  Donate here.  Presented by Queensborough Performing Arts Center.

Ridgewood - 8 p.m. – Outdoor Films: Fela: Music is the Weapon plus Flea Kuti Live.  Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue

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September 15th, 2020 at 9:17 am

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Morning Buzz: Suspect fires at cops from College Point home, Gunman kills man in shooting near wake for vet

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Monday, September 14

Weather
• Mostly cloudy early with sunshine in the afternoon. High of 79 degrees.

Top Stories
• Nevada’s governor criticized Trump for “reckless and selfish actions” after the president hosted an indoor rally.

• Oracle is the apparent winner of the TikTok bidding war after Microsoft was rejected.

• Homeless advocates protesting outside Gracie Mansion want Mayor de Blasio to meet with the residents being displaced.

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Queens News
• A suspect is in custody after allegedly firing at police officers who were responding to a domestic violence incident from a College Point house.

• One man was fatally shot and another was wounded after a gunman opened fire near a wake for a Marine vet in Jamaica.

• The mother of a swimmer who drowned off Rockaway Beach is in mourning.

Politics
• Bernie Sanders denied a report that he privately expressed concerns about Joe Biden’s campaign.

• Mike Bloomberg is spending at least $100 million to boost Biden in Florida.

Entertainment
• Taylor Swift will perform at the ACM Awards for the first time in seven years.

• Chris Evans accidentally shared a nude photo of himself, sending social media into a frenzy.

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Outdoor Films: Maestro Mon Sept 14th 8pm Yulan Grant aka SHYBOI presents a lovingly made documentary about Larry Levan and the Paradise Garage. $10. Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave., Ridgewood.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1982, Hollywood Star and real-life Princess Grace Kelly dies. She landed her break-through acting role in this 1952 movie.

• In 1983, singer Amy Winehouse is born in England. In 2006, she released this autobiographical song.

Opinion
• The Times says the City Council should not roll back police reforms.

• Nicole Gelinas writes in the Post that more neighborhoods should revolt against City Hall.

In the Blogs
• White Radish American Kitchen, a new restaurant on Ascan Avenue in Forest Hills, has opened its doors.

• The Ridgewood YMCA is offering free childcare for 500 students thanks to a donation from AT&T and WarnerMedia.

Trending in New York
#Verzuz
Cowboys
#LovecraftCountry
Patti
#90DayFiance

Scoreboard
• The Mets (21-26) fell to the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-3.

• The Yankees (26-21) topped the Baltimore Orioles, 3-1, to complete a sweep.

• The Jets (0-1) lost to the Buffalo Bills in their opener, 27-17.

• The Giants (0-0) will host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football. Kickoff is at 7:10 p.m.

• The Islanders (1-3) fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-1, to fall behind 3-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Dominic Thiem won the U.S. Open after dropping the first two sets, while Naomi Osaka rallied past Victoria Azarenka to win her third title.

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Real Estate
• Rents are down in Manhattan, but have gone up in neighborhoods hit hardestby COVID-19.

• For Sale – 69-03 66th Street, Glendale – One family, semi detached Colonial style home offers 3 BRs, 2 bath, FLR, FDR, EIK w/ breakfast nook & granite countertops. Finished basement has a full bath and laundry. $729,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – East Elmhurst – A two-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,080-square-foot house at 31-46 70th Street for $835,000. Zillow.

Events
Virtual – 5:30 p.m. – NYC Small Business Services to brief Queens Borough Board. Livestream here.

Virtual – 7:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams hosts virtual town hall on compounding crises in NYC. Facebook Live.

Ridgewood – 8 p.m. – Outdoor Films: Maestro. Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.

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September 14th, 2020 at 9:18 am

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Morning Buzz: Russian hackers targeted organizations linked to 2020 U.S. elections; Tiffany Cabán announces run for City Council

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Friday, September 11

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 77 degrees.

Top Stories
• Russian government hackers have targeted at least 200 organizations tied to the 2020 U.S. election in recent weeks, according to Microsoft.

• As the city braces for an unprecedented school year, yet another DOE official has jumped ship.

• A special three-judge court in New York has ruled to block the Trump administration’s efforts to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census.

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Queens News
• Tiffany Cabán officially announced her bid to replace Costa Constantinides on the City Council.

• St. Agnes Academic High School in College Point officially reopened its doorsto students.

• Ridgewood experimental hub Woodbine has doubled down on its mutual aid efforts amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Politics
• Senate Democrats blocked Republicans’ efforts to pass a “skinny” $500 billioncoronavirus relief bill.

• Google has made changes to its search engine in order to curb misleading info about the upcoming U.S. election.

Entertainment
• “Game of Thrones” and “The Avengers” star Diana Rigg has died at 82.

• COVID-19 could bring Ibiza’s 40-year party to a screeching halt.

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Virtual Candlelight Vigil  Fri Sept 11th Due to the pandemic, this year’s vigil usually held in Juniper Park, will be held virtually.  Log onto our website 911vigil.org any time on 9/11 for the link to watch the presentation. Presented by the 911 Candlelight Vigil Committee. 
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Buzzing Back

• In 1962 The Beatles return to Abbey Road Studios where they record this song. 

• In 1987 TV actress Elizabeth Henstridge is born in England.  In 2013 she starred in this Marvel TV series. 

Opinion
• The Daily News says now that Governor Cuomo has allowed indoor dining in NYC, Mayor De Blasio must step up to the plate on safety enforcement.

• The NY Times predicts Trump could win Pennsylvania once again in the upcoming presidential election.

In the Blogs
• Volunteers with Commonpoint Queens will help deliver Rosh Hashana care packages to seniors throughout the borough this weekend.

• The cost to rent an apartment in Queens has dropped by more than 5 percent from a year ago, according to a new report.

Trending in New York
• Bayless
• KACEY
• Scott Pilgrim
• #loveorhost
• #whereiswdw

Scoreboard
• The Yankees’ series opener against the Baltimore Orioles was postponed due to rain. The teams will face off tonight for a double-header, with the first game starting at 4 p.m.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets (20-24) face the Toronto Blue Jays at 6:30 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Orioles at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders (0-2) play the Tampa Bay Lightning at 8 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets take on the Blue Jays at 6:30 p.m.
• UFC Fight Night: Waterson vs. Hill. Main Card starts at 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Yankees and Orioles go at it again at 1 p.m.
• The Mets end their saga with the Blue Jays at 3 p.m.
• The Islanders play Game 4 against the Lightning 3 p.m.

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Real Estate
• A final rendering has been released for a slated two-building condo development at 37-24 30th Street and 37-28 30th Street in Dutch Kills.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 12th & Sun Sept 13th 12-2pm. 165 E. Zoranne Drive, Farmingdale – Dormered Cape style home features EIK w/ granite countertops & SS appliances, 4 BRs, 2 bath, LR, FDR, full finished basement, 1.5 car garage.  $559,000. Joann C. Realty. 917-371-4034

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 12th 12-2pm. 78-57 81st Street, Upper Glendale – Three family home being used as a 2 family offers 7 BRs, 4 full bath, private driveway, parking for 4-5 vehicles. Close to transportation & schools.  Vinny @ Campione Realty. 917-435-3035

• Sold – Flushing – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,326 square foot 14407 Holly Ave. for $998,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Kora, a new Filipino bakery selling intricate doughnuts in Woodside, already has an 800-person waitlist, despite being online-only for now.

• A new interactive website documents the history of Mexican restaurants, food trucks, and tamale pushcarts in New York City.

Restaurant ABC’s – Ridgewood
Grade A – Zenith Thai, 7002 Fresh Pond Rd. Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Cafe Mocha, 6408 Myrtle Ave. Evidence of mice; Appropriately scaled metal stem-type thermometer or thermocouple not provided or used; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – La Rubia Restaurant, 861 Wyckoff Ave. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Personal cleanliness inadequate; Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.

Events
• Corona – 6:30 p.m. – Queens Drive-In: Bulletproof/Stray (Double Feature) NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street

Saturday
Jamaica – 4 p.m. – Southeast Queens Jam Fest.  RSVP Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Corona – 7 p.m. – Queens Drive-In: Videodrome/The Thing (Double Feature) NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
LIC – 12 to 4 p.m. – Queensbridge Cutz, to provide children with free back-to-school haircuts. 12-09 40th Ave.

Sunday
Corona – 12 to 6 p.m. – Carnival of Latin Culture.  Junction Blvd btwn Roosevelt Ave & 37th Ave.
Virtual – 7 p.m. – Special ZOOM Event: Ben Vareen.  Event is Free, but Donations are Required.
Corona – 7 p.m. – Queens Drive-In: The Wizard of Oz.  $35. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street

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September 11th, 2020 at 9:33 am

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Morning Buzz: Two teachers test positive for COVID-19, Caban & Ariola announce runs for office

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Thursday, September 10

Weather
• Thunderstorms throughout the day with a high of 79.

Top Stories
• A New Hampshire woman voted topless after she was told she couldn’t wear her Trump shirt inside the polling place.

• Two city public school teachers who returned to their classrooms on Tuesday have tested positive for coronavirus.

• Taking a page from the restaurant industry, fitness center owners are now suing the city for the right to reopen.

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Queens News
• The first girl to ever deliver papers for longtime Queens publication the Leader-Observer reflects on her groundbreaking role.

• Homeowners near Douglaston Golf Course are dealing with a familiar problem – wayward golf balls – since the course reopened in June.

• Tiffany Caban, who came within 60 votes of being Queens district attorney, will run for the City Council seat currently held by Costa Constantinides.

Politics
• Congressman Max Rose of south Brooklyn is in a tough re-election battle. He recently released a six-second ad attacking not his opponent, bu the mayor.

• Now that Joanne Ariola has announced she is running for borough president, what does that mean for the future leadership of the Queens GOP?

Entertainment
• Kanye West’s mental health issues played a big role in the Kardashians’ exit from E! after 20 seasons.

• Slate staffers discuss whether it was right for Bob Woodward to withhold President Donald Trump’s comments on coronavirus just to hype his book.

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Queens Drive-In: Jurassic Park Thurs Sept 10th 7pm A major achievement in visual effects and sound technology, this dinosaur blockbuster offers a thrill ride like no other. $35 NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona 
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Buzzing Back

• In 1977, David Bowie accepts an invitation to appear as a guest on Bing Crosby’s annual Christmas television special. The duet perform this song.

• In 1982, dancer Misty Copeland is born in Kansas City. She became the first African-American soloist in the history of the American Ballet Theatre.

Opinion
• The Queens Examiner urges people to weigh in on the Main Street busway at two upcoming public hearings.

• The chair of the Queens Libertarian Party says when human rights become “free,” they no longer have any value.

In the Blogs
• After a six-month shutdown, Resorts World Casino New York City has been given the green light to reopen.

Trending in New York
Game 7
#TrumpLiedPeopleDied
Lowry
#RHOBH
#ResignNowTrump

Scoreboard
• The Mets topped the Orioles, 7-6. The Mets (20-24) are off before starting a series with the Blue Jays in Buffalo tomorrow.

• The Yankees beat the Blue Jays, 7-2. New York (22-21) hosts the Orioles in the Bronx. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

• The Islanders are now down 2-0 in their playoff series with Tampa Bay after a 2-1 loss.

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Real Estate
• According to Twitter, house numbers in sans serif – or the “gentrification font” – are a sign your neighborhood is about to change.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 12th 2:30-4:30pm 61-27 56th Avenue, Maspeth – Two family brick, new construction, 3 BRs, 2 bath each apt. Private driveway and yard. Walk to Grand Avenue.  Campione Realty. 718-326-3003 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Sept 13th 2:30-4:30pm  45-62 167th Street, Auburndale - One-family with in-wall AC & heating, 4 BRs, updated 2.5 baths, backyard, attic, finished basement. $1.180M CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100 

• Sold – Three-bedroom. three-bath, 2,121-square-foot single-family home at 209-50 26th Avenue in Bayside for $855,000.

Style & Fashion
• A New York City tailor is mending clothes from a pushcart on the street.

• Stella McCartney is coming out with a new line of activewear fashionable enough to wear “off duty.”

Events
Corona – 7 p.m.- Queens Drive-In: Jurassic Park. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

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September 11th, 2020 at 9:33 am

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Morning Buzz: Man fatally shot in Far Rockaway courtyard, Muralist stabbed to death in street fight

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Wednesday, September 9

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• Drug giant AstraZeneca has halted its coronavirus vaccine testing after a study participant suffered a serious side effect.

• Top police officials in Rochester announced their retirements amid nightly protests over the death of Daniel Prude.

• The de Blasio administration will move homeless people from an Upper West Side hotel after backlash from local residents.

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Queens News
One man was fatally shot and two others were wounded after a gunman opened fire in a Far Rockaway courtyard.

• A 29-year-old muralist was stabbed to death in Far Rockaway during a senseless street fight.

• A public art project by the MTA and Queens Museum honors service workers.

Politics
• Scott Stringer officially launched his mayoral campaign with a string of endorsements from progressive lawmakers.

• Kathryn Garcia resigned as sanitation commissioner and trashed de Blasio’s record on climate change as she eyes a mayoral run.

Entertainment
“Keeping Up With The Kardashians” will end in 2021 after concluding its 20th season.

• Ellen DeGeneres will address accusations of her show’s toxic work environmentwhen it returns on September 21.

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Queens Drive-In: All In: The Fight for Democracy Wed Sept 9th 7:30pm With less than three months before November’s election, this documentary explores the history of voter suppression, the barriers to voting and rising wave of activism. Tickets. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1956, Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

• In 1980, actress Michelle Williams is born in Rockford, Montana. Her portrayal of this actress in this 2011 movie earned her a Golden Globe Award.

Opinion
• USA Today says rushing the coronavirus vaccine could turn into a curse.

• State Senator Jessica Ramos writes in the Daily News that New York schools should issue a moratorium on suspensions this year.

In the Blogs
• A MetroCard mobile sales van is coming to Fresh Meadows twice this month.

• A Richmond Hill street will be co-named after a WWII vet and civic leader.

Trending in New York
LeBron
Travis Scott
Joe Budden
#Maddow
Oscars

Scoreboard
• The Mets (19-24) were throttled by the Baltimore Orioles, 11-2. They host the Orioles again at Citi Field. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (21-21) continued their losing streak against the Blue Jays, 2-1. They will look to avoid the sweep tonight in Buffalo at 6:37 p.m.

• Yankees GM Brian Cashman met with the team to reiterate expectations.

• The Islanders look to rebound in Game 2 of the East Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight at 8 p.m.

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Real Estate
Retail rent payments inched toward normal in August, according to a report.

• For Sale – 112-24 Northern Blvd #2C, Corona – 2 BR, 1 bath garden apartment offers kitchen w high-end quartz countertops & SS appliances, open living room w/ original oak hardwood floors, light & bright w/ view of courtyard. $220,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Bayside – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,191-square-foot house at 53-24 Clearview Expressway for $895,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Apple filed counter claims against “Fortnite” creator Epic Games in an ongoing dispute over the App Store.

Lululemon’s quarterly sales topped expectations, and its CEO is cautiously optimistic for the rest of 2020.

Events
Flushing – 11:30 a.m. – AAFE, Councilman Peter Koo launch final push for 2020 Census. ICNA Relief/Flushing Pantry, 140-32 Cherry Ave.

Virtual – 3 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders hosts: “Chaos in Kenosha, Wisconsin: Why it Matters to you & your Civil Rights.” Facebook Live.

Virtual Jazz Jam – 7 p.m. – “September: the Season, the Composers, the Artists Reflections.” Presented by Flushing Town Hall. Watch here.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Team AOC co-hosts virtual ICE workshop with Make the Road and Immigrant Defense Project. Watch here.

Corona – 7:30 p.m. – Queens Drive-In: All In: The Fight for Democracy. Tickets. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

Virtual – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting. Watch here.

Virtual - 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 8 Monthly Meeting. Link.

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September 9th, 2020 at 8:16 am

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Morning Buzz: Faulty ventilation systems mean 10 NYC school buildings won’t open; Man killed in Oakland Gardens motorcycle crash

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Tuesday, September 8

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 84 degrees.

Top Stories
• Eight defendants have been jailed by a Saudi court after a final rulingconcerning the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

• Ten New York City school buildings will not reopen today, as inspections revealed the ventilation systems are not safe.

• Both the mayor of Rochester and the city’s police chief are promising reform after five nights of protests against Daniel Prude’s death.

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Queens News
• A man was thrown from his motorcycle and killed in Oakland Gardens, making the fourth motorcycle fatality in three days.

• After a bout with breast cancer, a Queens woman created a head wrap company to make other women feel confident despite hair loss.

• Homeless people who moved into rooms in Manhattan and Queens after leaving jail or prison could be back on the streets by the end of October.

Politics
• The labor movement in New York City has a historic opportunity to expand its ranks during the coronavirus crisis.

• The mayors of the Niagara Falls sister cities reveal what it’s like to lead border towns during amid pandemic lockdowns.

Entertainment
• Bruce Williamson, a former lead singer for the R&B group The Temptations, has died from a battle with coronavirus at age 49.

• Tyler Perry shot 19 episodes of his new sitcom”‘Bruh” in just four days.

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Blindspot: The Road to 9/11 PodcastTues Sept 8th Over eight episodes, Blindspot: The Road to 9/11brings to light the decade-long “shadow struggle” that preceded the attacks. This podcast is a co-production of HISTORY and WNYC Studios. Click here for more information.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1973 Marvin Gaye enjoyed his second #1 hit on the Billboard Pop chart with this song.

• In 1979 pop singer Pink is born in PA. Her collaborative rendition of this 1974 song rose to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned her a Grammy Award.

Opinion
• In a Labor Day 2020 reflection piece, the Daily News notes that American workers have it particularly rough this year.

• Contributors to the New York Times say kids can learn to love learning, even if it’s virtual.

In the Blogs
• Council Member Robert Holden considers himself to be a “common sense” elected official.

Trending in New York
• zendaya
• Venture Bros
• Eberle
• #Celtics
• #WWERaw

Scoreboard
• The Islanders took a loss in Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning, 8 to 2.

• The Mets (19-23) lost to the Phillies, 9 to 8. They take on the Baltimore Orioles at 7 p.m.

• The Yankees (21-20) fell to the Toronto Blue Jays, 12 to 7. They face the Blue Jays again tonight at 6:30 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Citing coronavirus-related delays, Mayor De Blasio has punted the decision on a Brooklyn-Queens Connector light rail line to his successor.

• For Sale – 60-25 70th Street, Maspeth – One family brick home w/ front porch & patio, LR, DR, kitchen, 3 BRs, full bath, fully finished basement w/ bath, large open layout.  $755,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – Glendale – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,400 square foot ranch home at 79-74 77th Rd. Zillow.

Technology
• TikTok is trying to remove graphic videos circulating the app that show a man shooting himself with a gun.

• Facebook will pay some users as much as $120 to not use the app or Instagram ahead of the 2020 election as part of a study.

Events
Richmond Hill – 12 p.m. – Elected officials, restaurant owners and advocates rally to demand NYC permit limited capacity indoor dining. Atlantic Diner, 111-16 Atlantic Ave.

Middle Village – 12 to 3 p.m. – Back to School Hygiene Giveaway.  Robert Holden District office, 64-69 Dry Harbor Road

Virtual- 7 p.m. – Global Mashup #3:Mexico Meets Guinea.  Watch here.  Presented by Flushing Town Hall.

Ridgewood - 8 p.m.  Outdoor Films: Black Wax: Gil Scott Heron in 1982.  Reserve here.  Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue

Zoom - 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – Community Board 9 Monthly Meeting.  RSVP here.  

• Virtual - 8:30 p.m. – Back to the Future: Online Trivia.  $10

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September 8th, 2020 at 11:27 am

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Morning Buzz: Man fatally shot sitting next to wife in car, Long Island man wounded outside birthday party

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Monday, September 7
Alternate side parking rules are suspended for Labor Day. Meters are not in effect.

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 81 degrees.

Top Stories
• A federal judge ruled that the U.S. Census Bureau must temporarily halt a plan to wind down operations for the count at the end of September.

• Lou Brock, a Hall of Fame baseball player, has died at the age of 81.

• New York’s attorney general will form a grand jury to probe the death of Daniel Prude in Rochester.

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Queens News
• A man sitting next to his wife in a car in College Point was fatally shot in the head and chest.

• A 23-year-old Long Island man was shot and wounded outside a birthday partyin Beechhurst.

• A woman recorded a pervert harassing her on the street in Astoria before he groped her.

Politics
• Former Trump fixer Michael Cohen wrote in his new book that Trump made a video of himself “firing” an actor playing Obama.

• Former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has joined Biden’s White House transition team.

Entertainment
• Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic “Tenet” opened with $20 million at the U.S. box office.

Rihanna is recovering after bruising her face in an electric scooter accident.

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Festival of Cinema NYC TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE! Thurs Oct 1st – Sun Oct 4th Featuring 28 independent shorts, features, documentaries, experimental work, and animations chosen from submissions from around the world. Click here for more information. St. John’s University – Gate 4, Union Tpke & 175th St., Jamaica.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1968, protesters disrupt the Miss American Pageant.

• In 1936, rock ‘n roll legend Buddy Holly is born In Lubbock, TX. Unfortunately, in 1959, he died in rock ‘n roll’s most famous plane crash.

Opinion
• The Post says Labor Day should be a day of thanks and public salute, not just an occasion for sales and summer cookouts.

• The Daily News says the Trump administration is turning its back on a global vaccine effort.

In the Blogs
• A new community pop-up art project, “Museum Without Doors,” has come to Flushing’s Maple Playground.

• The next meeting of the Old Astoria Neighborhood Association will focus on local restaurants and ferry service.

Trending in New York
Westbrook
#90DayFiance
Candace
#RHOP
#LovecraftCountry

Scoreboard
• The Mets (19-22) clobbered the Philadelphia Phillies, 14-1. They face off again at Citi Field at 1:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (21-19) fell to the Baltimore Orioles, 5-1. They head to Toronto to play the Blue Jays at 6:37 p.m.

• The Islanders blanked the Flyers, 4-0,to advance in the playoffs. They will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in the East Finals. Puck drops at 8 p.m.

• The Giants added three players off waivers as they put the finishing touches on their 53-man roster.

• U.S. Open favorite Novak Djokovic was disqualified after hitting a line judge with the ball.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

Real Estate
• New renderings have been unveiled for a four-story, residential “surf house” in Rockaway Beach.

• For Sale – 25 Hester Lane, Lake Ronkonkoma – Large 3 BR, 2.5 bath Ranch style home features updated EIK & deck, FDR, LR, full finished basement w/ 2 BRs, full bath, family room. A must see!  $425,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• Sold – Flushing – A 812-square-foot studio condo at 140-55 34th Avenue for $550,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
•  On Saturday morning, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious man in front of 89-45 Elmhurst Avenue in Elmhurst. Upon arrival, cops found an unconscious man in his 40s with apparent head trauma laying on a basement staircase. EMS responded to the scene and pronounced him dead. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.

• On Saturday morning, 36-year-old Tyrell Frazier, an off-duty employee of the FDNY, was arrested within the confines of the 106th Precinct. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving while ability impaired.

Events
• No events of note.

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September 8th, 2020 at 9:38 am

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Morning Buzz: Woodside cyclist dragged and killed by MTA bus; One World Casino to open next week

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Friday, September 4
Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 86 degrees.

Top Stories
• Seven Rochester police officers involved in the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man they put in a “spit hood,” were suspended.

• U.S. stocks took a deep drop, posting their worst day since June after Big Tech stocks gave back some of their hefty gains over the past several months.

• Governor Cuomo fired back after Trump ordered the the federal government to begin the process of defunding New York City.

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Queens News
• A 50-year-old cyclist in Woodside was killed after being hit by an MTA bus and then dragged one full avenue along with it.

• Resorts World Casino will reopen next week, less than six months after its parking lot was transformed into one of the borough’s first COVID testing sites.

• Police are searching for two men they believe shot a 23-year-old in Ridgewood a little over a year ago.

Politics
• More than 50 state lawmakers strongly opposed to a Trump administration proposal that would override New York’s interest cap for borrowers.

• The president injected more confusion into an already a chaotic election season, suggesting that North Carolina residents attempt to illegally vote twice.

Entertainment
• “Jeopardy!” is returning for its 37th season, with a new role for all-time great contestant Ken Jennings.

• The trailer for “No Time To Die,” the 25th installment of the Bond franchise, has dropped.

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – OnlineRunning thru Wed Sept 16th  Tells the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when “That’ll Be the Day” hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on “The day the music died.”  $15
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Buzzing Back

•  In 1959 Following the stabbing deaths of two teenagers and other similar incidents of violence in New York City, WCBS radio in the Big Apple bans all versions of this song.

• In 1975 music producer Mark Ronson is born in England.  He won both a Golden Globe and a Grammy award for this song from this 2018 movie.

Opinion
• The NY Times believes libraries might be able to save the 2020 election.

• The Daily News says the MTA should restart 24/7 service to avoid a transit breakdown the city can’t afford.

In the Blogs
• Three Queens council members want New York sports arenas and franchisees to pay more taxes to help the city get through economic crisis.

• A section of Ditmars Boulevard has been added to the city’s Open Restaurants program for weekend outdoor dining.

Trending in New York
• Cuomo
Steve Nash
• Zion
• McCain
• Jessica Krug

Scoreboard
• The Mets (17-21) topped the Yankees (20-16), 9 to 5.

• The Flyers pushed Game 7 against the Islanders in double overtime.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets host the Phillies at 7 p.m.
• The Yankees take on the Baltimore Orioles at 5 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets face the Phillies at 7 p.m.
• The Yankees play Orioles at 7:30 p.m.
• The Islanders go head-to-head with the Flyers at 7:30 p.m.
• UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Sakai. Main Card starts at 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets and Phillies go head-to-head at 1 p.m.
• The Yankees face the Orioles at 1 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

Real Estate
• Are residents fleeing the city in large numbers? Mayor De Blasio and moving companies weigh in on the current NYC real estate debate.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 5th & Sun Sept 6th 12-5pm – 99-61 163rd Road, Howard Beach - Newly renovated one family home offers 3 BRs, 2 bath, patio, finished basement w/private entrance. Hardwood floors, patio, deck, luxury outdoor furniture. Free 65in TV and 2 a/cs.  $549,000.  Sherwin Wilson 347-572-3469 

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 5th 12-2pm – 242-29 89th Avenue, Bellerose – Spacious Colonial style home in immaculate condition has FDR, EIK, full finished basement, stand-up attic, 3 BRs. Private driveway & street parking available. Close to all.  $650,000. Zillow

• Sold – Flushing – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,855 square foot condo at 4026 College Point Ave. for $1.4 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• A Burmese takeout joint just opened in the Jackson Heights – Roosevelt Avenue subway station.

• Chef Chintan Pandya, owner of popular Long Island City Indian joint Adda shares his recipe for traditional, homestyle breakfast dish.

Restaurant ABC’s – Woodside
Grade A – La Abundancia, 6314 Broadway. Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Accurate thermometer not provided; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Desi Cuisine, 6208 Roosevelt Ave. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Evidence of mice; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – Kapamilya, 69-10 Roosevelt Ave. Cold food item held above 41º F; Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Evidence of mice; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present.

Events
Webinar – 10 a.m. – Guidelines for Reopening Your Business.  Register here.

Corona – 7:30 p.m. – Queens Drive In: 9To5 – The Story of a Movement / Nine to Five (Double Feature).  $45  NY Hall of Science, 47-011 111th Street

Saturday
Virtual - 6 p.m. – The Fab Four: Rubber Soul Live Stream.  $15
Corona – 7 p.m. – Queens Drive-In: Born in Flames.  $35  NY Hall of Science, 47-011 111th Street

Sunday
Corona – 7:30 p.m. – Queens Drive-In: Back to the Future / Rick & Morty (Double Feature) $45

 

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Written by QTadmin

September 4th, 2020 at 7:59 am

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