Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Cause of Jeffrey Epstein’s death still pending, GCP exit charges for LaGuardia Airport

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Monday, August 12
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Eid Al-Adha. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 87 degrees.

Top Stories
• The NYC medical examiner has completed the autopsy of Jeffrey Epstein’sbody, but the cause of death is still pending.

• Two Americans who won medals in the Pan American Games protested social injustices on the medal stand.

• A judge has halted the city’s plan to ban private cars on 14th Street in a last-minute appeal.

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Beck & Cage the Elephant with Spoon Sat Aug 17th 5pm $70.50 – $150.50. Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl., Forest Hills.
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Queens News
• Elderly residents at an Elmhurst building are up in arms after learning their elevator will be out for four months.

• The Port Authority has shifted several exits on the Grand Central Parkway to LaGuardia Airport to accommodate construction.

• HUD Secretary Ben Carson made a surprise visit to the Ocean Bay Apartments over the weekend.

Politics
• Rivals challenging New York Democrats say the incumbents are calling for Trump’s impeachment to boost their own popularity.

• Brooklyn BP Eric Adams has been using a nonprofit to raise money from donors with business before the city.

Entertainment
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth broke up after less than a year of marriage.

Weekend Box Office
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw: $25 million
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: $20.8 million
The Lion King (2019): $20 million
Dora and the Lost City of Gold: $17 million
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: $11 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2014, actress Lauren Bacall dies. She rose to fame for her role in this 1944 movie.

• In 1975, actor Casey Affleck is born in Falmouth, MA. He won an Academy Award for his starring role in this 2016 movie.

Opinion
• Harry Siegel writes in the Daily News that Trump’s rhetoric has deadly consequences.

• The Post says New York is stepping up its war on cars.

In the Blogs
• A St. John’s Prep student recounts his experience participating in an international music camp.

• We Heart Astoria lists three plans for a perfect summer day in the neighborhood.

Trending in New York
#SummerSlam
Simone Biles
#90DayFiance
Trish
Bray Wyatt

Scoreboard
• The Mets (61-57) winning streak snapped after a loss to the Nationals, 7-4.

• The Yankees (77-41) blanked the Toronto Blue Jays, 1-0. They host the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium for a double header, first at 1:05 p.m. and again at 7:05 p.m.

• Stephen Tarpley is the 27th Yankee to land on the IL this year.

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Queens Food Entrepreneurship and Services Training Space (FEASTS) A program for food entrepreneurs. Are you someone with experience in the food industry that wants to take it to the next level by starting your own business? Apply Now! Queens Public Library.
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Real Estate
New York & Company signed a lease for 15,115 square feet in Jamaica.

• For Sale – 84-44 116th Street, Kew Gardens – Detached frame home offers 4 BRs, 1.5 bath, separate one car garage, basement w/ laundry, new windows. Close to all.  $839,000. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303

• For Rent – Glendale – Spacious 2BR features LR, DR, EIK, 1 bath w/ updated oven & fridge.  Heat & hot water included.  $2,000/month. ID # 1352576. Carollo Rentals 718-366-6636

• Sold – Richmond Hill – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,136-square-foot house at 101-35 130th Street for $639,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On early Saturday morning, a suspect gained entry into Hot Bagel in Astoria by breaking the front glass window. The individual then removed $5,000 and an undetermined amount of cigarette packs. He then fled the location.

• On Saturday morning, a 68-year-old woman was shopping inside 118-27 Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills when an individual approached her and forcibly removed her purse. The suspect fled the location on foot along Queens Boulevard. The purse contained a debit card and $150. The victim did not sustain any injuries.

Events
Ridgewood – 7:30 to 10 p.m. – Movies under the Stars: Aquaman. Highland Park, Elton St. & Jamaica Ave.

Flushing – 8 to 10 p.m. – Summer Movies Under the Stars: Baby Boss. Cunningham Park, 196th St. & Union Tpk.

Astoria – 8:15 p.m. – Movies on the Waterfront: The Incredibles 2. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd. btwn Hell Gate Bridge & the pool.

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August 12th, 2019 at 2:05 pm

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Morning Buzz: Firefighter saves boy trapped in hot car, Gridlock near LGA forces travelers to walk

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Friday, August 9

Weather
• Mostly sunny all weekend, with a high of 85 degrees today, 84 tomorrow and 83 degrees on Sunday.

Top Stories
• ICE rounded up 680 undocumented workers in a massive sweep in Mississippi, leaving families searching for answers.

• Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is suing the Justice Department over his firing, blaming Trump directly.

• New York has approved a new entertainment complex near Belmont Park, bringing the Islanders back to Long Island.

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Buried Stereo: The Live Recordings Fri Aug 9th 7:30-9pm Go back in time and join the live studio audience, as the Dupont Radio Network records some of its hits from the Golden Age! $10. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria.
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Queens News
• A firefighter saved a 4-year-old boy locked inside a sweltering hot car in College Point. The father faces criminal charges.

• Gridlock near LaGuardia Airport was so bad that travelers were forced to walk to their terminals.

• A staffer for a Queens councilman has been accused of stoking tensions at protests over the DOE’s plans to diversify schools.

Politics
• An aide to a Brooklyn assemblyman was busted for allegedly stealing $80,000 from a campaign account.

• AOC asked a Brooklyn judge to toss a lawsuit by former Assemblyman Dov Hikind after she blocked him on Twitter.

Entertainment
• Mike Posner was recently airlifted to a hospital after getting bit by a rattlesnake.

• Cuba Gooding Jr. has to stand trial over groping allegations.

Buzzing Back

• In 1995, 53-year-old Jerry Garcia, leader of The Grateful Dead, dies. The official cause was a heart attack brought on by hardening of the arteries.

• In 1944, actor Sam Elliot is born in Sacramento. In 1984, he married this actress, who won an Oscar nomination for her role in this 1969 movie.

Opinion
• The Times says the SoulCycle boycott may make democracy better if Americans learn more about who funds campaigns.

• The Queens Ledger says the MTA should extend protective netting to the rest of the N/W line in Astoria.

In the Blogs
• Maspeth Federal Savings is now collecting retired American flags at their main branch.

• Flushing commuter vans have returned to their original location after the completion of One Flushing.

Trending in New York
#HotGirlSummer
Daniel Jones
Tommy Lee
Port of Miami 2
#FreeMeek

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (76-39) extended their winning streak after routing the Blue Jays, 12-6.

• The Yankees will play in the MLB’s “Field of Dreams” game in Iowa in 2020.

• The Giants topped the Jets in the first preseason game, 31-22. Both Daniel Jones and Sam Darnold had impressive outings.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets (59-56) host the Washington Nationals. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees are in Toronto to face the Blue Jays at 7:07 pm.
Saturday
• The Mets welcome the Nationals to Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers take on the Blue Jays in Toronto at 3:07 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets wrap up a crucial series against the Nationals at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their four-game series in Toronto. First pitch is at 1:07 p.m.

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Taiwan: A World of Orchids  Fri Aug 9th– Sun Aug 11th 9am-5pm  Enjoy a stunning display of orchids and a weekend filled with art & culture.  Included w/ garden admission.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
Planet Fitness is planning to open its first location in Long Island City.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 11th 1-3pm. 54-08 64th Street, Maspeth – One family Colonial in move-in condition has 3 BRs, 1 bath, new hot water heater, granite in kitchen/bath, 6 split a/c units, pvt yard.  $799,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Fri Aug 9th 6-7:30pm & Sun Aug 11th 11am-12:30pm. 63-12 53rd Drive, Maspeth – Semi detached one family corner property has 3 BRs, full finished basement, 1 car garage, pvt driveway.  $799,000. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-894-8700

• Sold – Middle Village – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,593-square-foot house at 58-32 80th Street for $849,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater has your guide to where to eat in Jackson Heights, one of the city’s most unique dining neighborhoods.

• Gothamist calls Astoria Seafood the “perfect New York restaurant” and explains how it’s set up.

Restaurant ABC’s – Ditmars
Grade A – Taverna Kyclades, 33-07 Ditmars Blvd. – Food not cooled by approved method.
Grade B – Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana, 36-08 Ditmars Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice.
Grade Pending – Agnanti Restaurant, 19-06 Ditmars Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice, Filth flies.

Events
Flushing – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Taiwan: A World of Orchids. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.

Jamaica – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – NYC Doctors Network brings nutrition workshop to farmers market. Parson Blvd. between Jamaica and Archer avenues.

Flushing – 1 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo, Hotel Chinese Association of USA announce upcoming backpack giveaway. Koo’s district office, 135-27 38th Ave., Suite 388.

Astoria – 7 p.m. – See It Big! Series: Roma. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Astoria - 7:30 to 9 .m. – Buried Stereo: The Live Recordings. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Rockaway – 8 to 10:30 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Captain Marvel. Beach 59th St.

Saturday
• Flushing – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Taiwan: A World of Orchids.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
Woodhaven – 10:30 a.m. – Bike New York opens new community bike education center. Victory Field, Foerst Park.
Woodhaven – 2 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Drive & Woodhaven Blvd.
LIC – 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. – Renegade Performance Group.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
• Astoria – 3:30 p.m. – See It Big! Series: Roma.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Forest Hills - 7 p.m. – My Morning Jacket performs.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
Glendale – 8 p.m. – Saturday Live Music Night: Hambone.  Cooper Beer Garden, 8000 Cooper Avenue.
South Ozone Park – 10 p.m. – Felix Hernandez returns to Resorts World Casino to host The Rhythm Revue Roseland Reunion. 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Sunday
• Flushing – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Taiwan: A World of Orchids.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
Astoria – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Steinway Street Festival.  Steinway Street from 28th to 34th Avenues
• LIC – 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. – Renegade Performance Group.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
• Astoria – 3:30 p.m. – See It Big! Series: Roma.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
LIC – 4:30 p.m. – A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Free kids activities for 4-12 y/o.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
Bayside – 5 p.m. – Katz Concert Series: Alive ‘n Kickin’.  Fort Totten, Cross Island Pkwy & Totten Avenue
Flushing - 7 p.m. – Queensboro Symphony Wind Quintet performs “Summer Winds”. St. Mary’s Nativity, 46-02 Parson Blvd.
Rockaway Beach – 8:45 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Aquaman.  Beach 94th Street.

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August 9th, 2019 at 8:56 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by The Law Office of Dennis Dowd

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Wednesday, August 7

Weather
• Thunderstorms today with a high of 85 degrees.

Top Stories
• The FBI has launched a domestic terror probe into the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting.

• Queens district attorney candidate Tiffany Cabán conceded the Democratic race on Tuesday night, officially marking Melinda Katz’s slim victory.

• Lawyers claim that the Boy Scouts of America are covering up a “pedophile epidemic” and have found nearly 800 unreported sexual abuse cases.

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Katz Concert Series Summer 2019  Sun August 11th 5pm  Alive N’ Kickin’ playing classic rock and pop.  Fort Totten, Cross Island Pkwy & Totten Avenue, Bayside
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Queens News
• A state correction officer was charged with animal cruelty and lying to police after he shot a raccoon in his backyard in 2018.

• A Queens woman claims she was strip-searched and harrassed by cops after she reported threats from her state trooper neighbor to his employer.

• The fourth person, a 35-year-old mom, has died following a blaze caused by an unstable firebug back in July.

Politics
• Trump and the RNC filed lawsuits against a new law that would bar Trump from appearing on California’s primary ballot next year if he declines to disclosehis tax returns.

• Mitch McConnell’s campaign has no problem with disturbing pictures campaign supporters took with a cardboard cut-out of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Entertainment
• Alicia Silverstone and Mark Feuerstein are joining the upcoming live-action reboot of “The Baby-Sitters Club” at Netflix.

• FX has renewed “Atlanta” for its fourth season.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971 after having half-a-dozen Top 20 hits in the US, The Bee Gees finally scored their first Billboard number one with this song.

• In 1975 movie actress Charlize Theron is born in Benoni, South Africa. She won an Academy Award for her role as a disturbed murder in this 2003 film.

Opinion
• The Daily News honored author Toni Morrison and her impressive body of work.

• The Post argued that the acts of the El Paso shooter could not be related to Trump’s words and actions at all.

In the Blogs
• You can help to take down illegal postings in Glendale and Ridgewoodtonight.

• Japanese eatery Gaijin will be closed for a few weeks while they work on a concept update and some renovations.

Trending in New York
Tucker Carlson
#HomeAlone
#Boycottborderlands3
Cyntoia Brown
Grand Island

Scoreboard
• The Mets (58-56) cruised to a 5-0 victory over the Miami Marlins. The two teams face off at 12:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (74-39) crushed the Baltimore Orioles, 9-4. They play again tonight at 7:05 p.m.

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Captain Fantastic  Wed Aug 7th 7:30pm  The Elton John Experience.  Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th Street, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• Critics can’t stop Amazon’s plan for potential warehouse locations in Maspeth or Industry City. The company may also open a new distribution center in southern Brooklyn, the Bronx or Staten Island.

• For Rent – 67-107 Burns Street, Forest Hills – Spacious 1 BR apt w/ private balcony, hardwood floorings, SS kitchen appliances. Close to all.  $2,200/month. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303

• For Rent – Glendale - Spacious 2 BR apt features LR, DR, EIK, 1 bath, updated oven & fridge.  Master BR w/ walk-in closet, hardwood flooring throughout, Heat/Hot Water included.  $2,000/month. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636

• Sold – Flushing – A three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom, 2,418-square-foot house at 5750 Mazeau St. for $830,000. Zillow

Business News
• In wake of the deadly shootings, Walmart is planning a security review but will continue to sell guns.

• Barneys New York has filed for bankruptcy protection and closed most of it’s stores.

Events
Ridgewood - 6 p.m. – Hudson Vagabond Puppets presents Cap for Sale/The Billy Goats Gruff.  Highland park, Elton Street & Jamaica Avenue

LIC – 6:30 p.m. – The 2019 Queens Power 100 reception. The Bordone LIC, 43-10 Ninth St., fifth floor

Maspeth – 7:30 p.m. – Captain Fantastic – An Elton John Tribute.  Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th Street

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August 7th, 2019 at 9:34 am

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Morning Buzz: Queens man charged with attempted rape and beating victim’s elderly mother, Two countries issue travel warnings against US

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Tuesday, August 6

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 86 degrees.

Top Stories
• North Korea is funding missiles tests through cyberattacks, according to a new report by the UN.

•.Venezuela and Uruguay have issued travel warnings against the US as a result of the two mass shootings over the weekend.

• Authorities continue to determine a motive in the two mass shootings that have resulted in the death of 31 people.

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Annual Night Out Against Crime  Tues Aug 6th  Annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships. Find your park here.
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Queens News
• A 27-year-old man has been charged with attempting to rape a woman than beating her 94-year-old mother.

• The body of a missing 15-year-old swimmer has been found in the waters off Rockaway Beach.

• A Queens judge has ruled that a man in the process of a divorce was harassing his ex by sending 5,026 text messages to her.

Politics
• The Justice Department is considering making mass shootings a capital crime.

• President Donald Trump has frozen all of the Venezuelan government’s assets as tensions rise with Nicolás Maduro.

Entertainment
• R. Kelly has been hit with more sex crime charges in the state of Minnesota.

Kim Kardashian has launched a new makeup collection that pays tribute to 90’s “it” girls.

Buzzing Back

• In 1945, an American bomber drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

• In 1911, actress Lucille Ball is born in Jamestown, New York. From 1933 to 1989, she appeared in over 80 films.

Opinion
• The Post says that Trump’s speech is a good start, but this country has a long way to go when it comes to gun reform.

• The Times says not to trust anyone online as it remains a swamp of hate that can lead to violence.

In the Blogs
• The Museum of the Moving Image announced they will be opening an extensive exhibition on Stanley Kubrick in 2020.

• From Tuesday Trivia to karaoke that gets you a free shot, Woodhaven’s Neir’s Tavern has a week lined up with boozy fun for everyone.

Trending in New York
#feralhogs
Goldberg
#TuesdayThoughts
#TuesdayMotivation 
#In1000YearsOrSo

Scoreboard
• The Mets (57-56) swept a double-header against the Marlins yesterday. The teams meet again today at 7:10 p.m. in  Flushing.

• The Yankees (73-39) topped the Orioles, 9-6. They play again tonight in Baltimore at 7:05 p.m.

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My Morning Jacket  Sat Aug 10th  7pm The new kings of expand-your-mind, religious-experience rock!  $63.50-$73.50  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills
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Real Estate
• A six-bedroom home in Forest Hills Gardens is currently the priciest real estate listing in the borough.

• For Sale – 164-22 97th Street, Howard Beach – Renovated one family with 2 levels. 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, LR, FDR, Sun room, fenced backyard w/ new deck, washer/dryer hook-up. $625,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Sale – 72-54 Calamus Avenue, Woodside – Two-family brick with 3 BRs, spa bath, ample closet space. Cozy walk-in level studio w/ full kitchen and bath. Private backyard. $879,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Richmond Hill – An 8-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 2,900-square-foot single-family home located at 114-12 91st St. sold for $993,500. Realtor. 

Technology
• Apple launches their Apple Card to select users today.

• From Capital One to Facebook, here are all of the major data breaches so far.

Events
Queens - Various Times/Locations – Night Out Against Crime. Find your park here.

Oakland Gardens – 10:30 a.m. – A Morning of Music with Darlene Graham. Alley Pond Park, 76th Ave. & Springfield Blvd.

LIC – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Learn About LIC Local. Rafferty Triangle, 44th Dr. & Hunter St.

LIC – 1 p.m. – State Senator Michael Gianaris announces anti-violence funding. Queensbridge Houses, 10-44 41st Ave.

• Glendale – 1:30 p.m – City and elected officials mark completion of flood-mitigation project. Edsall Ave. & 71st Pl.

• Queens Village – 5 p.m. – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff rally. Antuns, 96-43 Springfield Blvd.

Middle Village – 6:30 p.m. –  Classic Rock Band Generations performs.  Juniper Valley Park, Juniper Blvd. North & 80th St.

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August 6th, 2019 at 8:44 am

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

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Monday, August 5

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 83 degrees.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buzzing Back

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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August 5th, 2019 at 8:48 am

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Morning Buzz: Swimmer goes missing near Throggs Neck Bridge, Traffic cop saves three in Corona

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Friday, August 2

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 85 degrees. Scattered thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon. High of 84. Mostly sunny on Sunday and a high of 89 degrees.

Top Stories
• China has threatened countermeasures if Trump hikes tariffs, escalating the trade war.

• Robert F. Kennedy’s 22-year-old granddaughter died of a suspected overdoseat the Kennedy compound.

• Legendary wrestler Harley Race has died at the age of 76.

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Free Dragon Boat Festival 2019 Sat Aug 3rd & Sun Aug 4th 11am 170 dragon-boat teams compete on Meadows Lake, enjoy music, dance, martial arts, folk art, and Chinese food. Free! Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Grand Central Pkwy btwn 111th St. & College Point Blvd.
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Queens News
• A Queens man who went for a swim from a boat near the Throggs Neck Bridge went missing.

• An NYPD traffic safety supervisor saved three men and four dogs from a house fire in Corona.

• A man accused of raping a 78-year-old woman in Rosedale will be back in court today.

Politics
• At a reelection rally in Cincinnati, Trump scaled back attacks on the four congresswomen but continued to target Elijah Cummings.

• De Blasio’s presidential campaign continues to be clouded by the death of Eric Garner.

Entertainment
• “13 Reasons Why” has been renewed for a fourth and final season at Netflix.

• A “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” series is in the works at the mobile streaming platform Quibi.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975, the Eagles enjoy the second of their five Billboard #1 hits with this song, as the album of the same name led the Hit 200 albums chart.

• In 1977, actor Edward Furlong is born in Glendale, CA. He starred as rebellious 10-year-old John Connor in this movie.

Opinion
• USA Today says Democrats should be fighting to save Obamacare, not Medicare For All.

• The Post says all facts point to the NYPD not firing Daniel Pantaleo.

In the Blogs
• The Bayside Business Association is hosing a virtual networking event on August 7.

• National Night Out for the 108th Precinct will take place at Andrews Grove Park on Tuesday.

Trending in New York
#PitbullOnGMA
#FiveWordsOfAdviceForTrump
#FridayFeeling
#FridayMotivation
#boyfriend

Scoreboard
• The Mets (53-55) blanked the Chicago White Sox, 4-0.

• Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil is coming out of retirement to join the Jets for $8.4 million.

• Despite a suspension and an injury, the Giants’ Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard are practicing.

• Knicks rookie RJ Barrett withdrew from the FIBA World Cup due to a mild calf strain.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets head to Pittsburgh for a three-game series with the Pirates. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.
• The Yankees (68-39) begin a crucial four-game home series against the Red Sox at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets take on the Pirates at PNC Park starting at 7:05 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Red Sox in a doubleheader, first at 1:05 p.m. and again at 7:05 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets finish their road trip in Pittsburgh with a 1:35 p.m. matinee.
• The Yankees complete their home stand against the Red Sox. First pitch is at 7:08 p.m.

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Katz Concert Series Summer 2019 Sun Aug 4th 5pm Join DJ Rekha for a South Asian Dance Party. Hunters Point, Center Blvd btwn 50th Ave. & 2nd St.
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Real Estate
• The Corcoran Group has opened its first Queens outpost in Long Island City.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 4th 1-3pm. 84-44 116th Street, Kew Gardens - Detached frame house has 4 BRs, 1.5 bath, one car garage, basement w/ laundry, new windows, attic storage.  $839,000. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303 

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 3rd & Sun Aug 4th 12-3pm. 76 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park – Split one family brick has spacious living room w/ fireplace, DR, EIK, 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, den.  $815,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100  

• Sold – Queens Village – A five-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,014-square-foot house at 102-44 221st Street for $799,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater says Astoria’s Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden is one of the city’s classicrestaurants everyone must try.

Try drinks at the new TWA Hotel, which has one of the city’s hottest new cocktail bars.

Restaurant ABC’s – Kew Gardens
Grade A – Austins Ale House, 82-70 Austin St. – Hand-washing facility not near food prep area.
Grade B – Mehak, 83-06 Austin St. – Evidence of mice, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade Pending – Green Olive, 80-45 Kew Gardens Rd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Cross-contamination, Hand-washing facility not near food prep area.

Events
Astoria – 11 a.m. – Kids Fun Day 2019. Newtown Ave. btwn Crescent and 23rd streets.

Flushing – Noon – State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Councilman Peter Koo announce window guard safety measures. 142-28 38th Ave.

Corona – 3 p.m. – Movie Showing: Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone. Queens Library, 38-23 104th St.

Astoria – 7 p.m. – See It Big! “2001 A Space Odyssey.” Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Ave.

Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – American Legion Post 1424 Monthly Meeting. 107-15 Metropolitan Ave.

Forest Hills - 7:30 p.m. – An Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan. Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl.

Saturday
Flushing – 11 a.m. – Free Dragon Boat Festival 2019.  Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Grand Central Pkwy btwn 111th St & College Point Blvd.
Jamaica – 1 to 4 p.m. – Hands on History: Play 19th Century Historic Games! King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue
LIC – 1 p.m. – Memorial Service for John F. Murray. 45th Rd. and 21st St.
LIC – 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. – Renegade Performance Group.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
Astoria – 3:30 p.m. – See It Big! “2001 A Space Odyssey”.  Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Avenue
Middle Village – 7 to 11 p.m. – Fundraiser for the ASPCA – In Memory of Bernie G. Helldorfer’s 3rd Birthday in Heaven.  Christ the King H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue
• Astoria – 7 p.m. – See It Big! “Roma”.  Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Avenue

Sunday
• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Free Dragon Boat Festival 2019.  Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Grand Central Pkwy btwn 111th St & College Point Blvd.
Jamaica – 1 to 4 p.m. – Hands on History: Play 19th Century Historic Games!  King Manor Museum, 150-03
• Astoria – 3:30 p.m. – See It Big! “2001 A Space Odyssey”.  Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Avenue
LIC – 4:30 p.m. – “The Tragedy of King Richard III”.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
LIC – 5 p.m. – Katz Concert Series: DJ Rekha & South Asian Dance party.  Hunter Point South, Center Blvd btwn 50th Avenue & 2nd Street
Astoria – 7 p.m. – See It Big! “Roma”.  Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Avenue
• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Jazz Jam All-Stars.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

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August 2nd, 2019 at 9:43 am

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Morning Buzz: Queens pot smuggling ring busted, de Blasio grilled over Garner choke death at Dem debate

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Thursday, August 1

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 89.

Top Stories
• Here’s the unofficial winners and losers of last night’s Democratic presidential debate, at which the mayor was grilled over the Eric Garner case.

• Osama bin Laden’s son and heir to his terror network as been confirmed dead. The U.S. played a role in his assassination.

• Accused sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein had a plan to turn a New Mexico ranch into an elaborate baby-making factory.

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Silent Comedy Treasures from the Library of Congress  Sat Aug 3rd 4:30pm Join us for an evening of rare comedy films. $10 Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Queens News
• A Brooklyn judge will personally oversee the manual counting of disputed ballots in the Queens district attorney’s race.

• Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer wants more bike lanes in LIC, a move that could cost the neighborhood hundreds of parking spots.

• A coast-to-coast pot smuggling ring used tractor-trailers to haul tons of marijuana across the country to homes and storage containers in Queens.

Politics
• Councilman Antonio Reynoso took to the streets to inform residents about their rights when they are approached or stopped by police officers.

• Assemblyman Ron Kim released a report detailing the issue most important to constituents in his northeast Queens district.

Entertainment
• What’s wrong with Bahston? Patriots QB Tom Brady and model wife Gisele Bundchen are shopping for homes in the NYC ‘burbs.

• The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for Flushing Night Out 2019 later this month, an event showcasing the unique neighborhood.

Buzzing Back

• In 1973, this movie premiered in Los Angeles and was a surprise hit, costing $700,000 to make and grossing over $200 million at the box office.

• In 1979, movie actor Jason Momoa is born in Honolulu. He became known to audiences for his role in this HBO series hit.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Post writes that Google’s celeb-obsessed search for climate change is a hypocritical joke.

• The Leader-Observer calls on the city to continue to allow Lime bikes to operate in Rockaway, calling it a vital transportation option on the peninsula.

In the Blogs
• The ten-day Festival of Cinema begins in Forest Hills on Friday. It will feature 120 films.

• A new sign will officially welcome visitors to Bay Terrace.

Trending in New York
Assad
#YangGang
#FirePantaleo
#Biden
#QueenSugar

Scoreboard
• The Yankees topped the Diamondbacks, 7-5. New York (68-39) is off before starting a three-game home stand with the Red Sox.

• The Mets (52-55) winning streak is at six after downing the White Sox, 4-2. The team wraps up its series in Chicago with a 2:10 p.m. matinee.

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Waterfront Concert Series: The Jersey Jukebox!  Thurs Aug 1st 7:30pm Bringing you back to the golden days of yesteryear. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd.
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Real Estate
• A real estate expert breaks down how new rent regulations will affect landlords in the Forest Hills Times.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 4th 12-3pm. 53-144 63rd Street, Maspeth - One family attached home, 3 BRs, FDR, semi-finished basement, garage, new brick work.  $779,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 3rd 11am-1pm. 143-25 84th Road, Briarwood – Detached home in move-in condition, 3 BRs, 1 bath, full finished basement, pvt backyard & driveway. Close to all. $728,888. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• Sold – A three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,120-square-foot single-family house at 92-29 75th Street in Woodhaven for $580,000.

Style & Fashion
• Scarier than a shark sighting? A fashion writer for the Post says that families who dress in matching swimsuits should be banned from the beach.

• Jumpin’ Jack Flash! Bergdorf Goodman added an exclusive Rolling Stones pop-up store. It will be open until August 13.

Events
Flushing - Noon – State Senator John Liu visits with seniors. Flushing Senior Center, 29-09 137th St.

• Kew Gardens Hills – 5 p.m. – Potions Class with Harry Potter. For ages 6-12. Queens Library, 72-33 Vleigh Pl.

Forest Hills - 6:30 p.m. – The Chemical Brothers. Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place

Astoria – 7 p.m. – Screening: 2001: A Space Odyssey. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Astoria – 7 p.m. – Latin Nite Kick Off – Queensboro Dance Festival. Athens Square, 30th St. & 30th Ave.

Rego Park – 7 p.m. – Adult Paint & Sip: Surfs Up. La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.

Woodside – 7 p.m. – Live from Woodside Concert Series: Chuck Braman Quintet Jazz. Sgt Collins Park Triangle, Broadway & 58th St.

Astoria - 7:30 p.m. – Waterfront Concert Series: The Jersey Jukebox. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd.

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – My Obituary Show. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Woodhaven – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – Disco 54 Show.  George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park, Woodhaven Blvd. & Forest Park Dr.

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August 1st, 2019 at 8:24 am

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Morning Buzz: Missing teen’s body found along Rockaway Beach, Democratic presidential candidates clash over key issues

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Wednesday, July 31

Weather
• Isolated thunderstorms today with a high of 88 degrees.

Top Stories
• During last night’s presidential primary debate, Democratic progressives and moderates were split on healthcare, immigration and climate.

• An African-American Muslim woman filed a complaint with the LIRR after she said two agents refused to help her at Penn Station because she was wearing a hijab.

• New York has banned 3D-printed guns and other DIY firearms known as “ghost guns.”

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The Chemical Brothers  Thurs Aug 1st   6:30pm The Chemical Brothers have redefined the idea of live electronic music.  $49.50 – $89.50   Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills
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Queens News
• Queens Community Board 2 rejected a proposal to expand the towers at the 5Pointz site.

• Two teens went missing off Rockaway Beach but while one was pulled from the water last night and is in stable condition, the other’s body was found this morning.

• An elderly woman is suing Long Island Jewish Medical Center after she swallowed two false teeth which cut through her esophagus and bit her in the spine.

Politics
• Despite what the president has said, African Americans have not called up the White House in large numbers in order to thank Trump for his attacks on Baltimore.

• A North Carolina gun shop bought a billboard insulting four congresswomenwhile Senator Rand Paul offered to buy Congresswoman Ilhan Omar a ticket to Somalia.

Entertainment
• The world’s highest paid DJs earned $46 million in the past year.

• “The Lion King” became the fourth Disney movie to cross the billion-dollarmark this year.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975 American labor leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears and is never heard from again.

• In 1998 TV actor Rico Rodriguez is born in Bryan, TX.  He is best known for playing Manny in this Emmy-winning sitcom.

Opinion
• The Post argues that the city government is more cause than cure for empty storefronts.

• A Daily News columnist suggested that those with anti-Trump fury should use it for something constructive.

In the Blogs
• A Woodside food supplier has been forced to recall 76,000 pounds of frozen catfish.

• Looking for something to do this week? Here’s a curated list of everything happening in Queens from August 2 to August 8.

Trending in New York
#DemDebate
Marianne Williamson
Bernie
Beto
Puig

Scoreboard
• The Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Yankees (67-39) by 4-2.

• The Mets (51-55) beat the Chicago White Sox in extra innings, 5-2.

• USWNT coach Jill Ellis steps down after back-to-back Women’s World Cup titles.

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Disco 54 Show  Thurs Aug 1st 7:30-9pm   Put your boogie shoes on and go back to the Disco Dance era of the ’70s!   George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Drive & Woodhaven Blvd, Woodhaven
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Real Estate
• While Long Island City managed to boot Amazon, cities today are mostly being shaped by mega developments.

• For Sale – 146-63 177th Street, Springfield Gardens – Spacious, turn-key home features 4 BRs, 2 full baths, state of the art kitchens w/ granite counters and SS appliances.  Full finished basement, 3 car pvt driveway.  $900,000. CB Kueber. 718-628-0100

• For Rent – Glendale – Spacious 2 BR apt features LR, DR, EIK, 1 bath, huge walk-in closet, hardwood flooring.  Heat/water included.  $2,200/month. ID # 1352576. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636

• Sold – Jamaica – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,620-square-foot house at 114-10 205th St. for $505,000. Zillow

Business News
• America loves hard seltzer and the category, currently worth $550 million, could grow to reach $2.5 billion by 2021.

• Converse appears to be rebooting and brand its style in order to attract youthful, fashion-forward consumers.

Events
East Elmhurst - 9 a.m. – Councilman Costa Constantinides attends the Queens Chamber of Commerce’s event, “How NYC Building Owners Will Cash In on the New Environmental Standards.” Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd.

•  LIC – 9 a.m. – Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Transportation Alternatives and Bike New York gather to demand the DOT to implement a comprehensive protected bike lane network in LIC. Foot of the Pulaski Bridge Bike Path (Queens Side), Jackson Avenue and Pulaski Bridge

Jamaica – 10 a.m. – Court hearing in Queens DA race. Courtroom 66 at Queens County Supreme Court, located at 88-11 Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica

Forest Hills – 10 a.m. to Noon – MetroCard Van.  Maspeth Federal Savings, 101-09 Metropolitan Avenue

Glendale – 1 to 3 p.m. – MetroCard Van.  Stop & Shop Pkg Lot, 64-66 Myrtle Avenue

Richmond Hill – 3:30 p.m. – Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday.  Queens Library, 118-14 Hillside Avenue

LIC – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Summer Networking Night.  The Bordone LIC & Lady M Headquarters, 43-10 9th Street

Astoria - 8:30 p.m. – Democratic Debate Watch Party.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

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July 31st, 2019 at 8:54 am

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