Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Police arrest subway brake-puller, Rockaway Beach to open this morning

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Friday, May 24

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of 73 degrees. Mostly sunny on Saturday and a high of 71. Sunday will be mostly cloudy and humid, high of 86 degrees.

Top Stories
• British Prime Minister Theresa May announced she will step down as party leader on June 7.

• Harvey Weinstein has agreed to a $44 million deal to settle lawsuits with sexual assault victims and others.

• Police have arrested the alleged subway brake-puller, and is investigating if he’s responsible for causing all those delays.

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Jamaica Bay Sunset Cruise  Sun May 26th 4-7pm Includes wine & cheese, fruit, drinks and snacks. For information /reservations, contact Don Riepe at 718-474-0896 or [email protected]. Meet at Pier 4 in Sheepshead Bay, Emmons Ave. btwn Ocean Ave. & E26th St.
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Queens News
• Rockaway Beach, which was closed partially closed last year due to erosion, is set to reopen this morning.

• Queens lawmakers and transit advocates are pushing for more bus lane cameras to speed up traffic.

• Students from rival high schools were caught on camera brawling at an Oakland Gardens gas station.

Politics
• The feud between Trump and Speaker Pelosi descended into chaos as they accused the other of being mentally unwell.

• De Blasio’s presidential headquarters, a co-working office space in Brooklyn, is located conveniently near his gym.

Entertainment
• Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons have officially called it quits after one yeartogether.

Rotten Tomatoes is revamping its movie audience scores to focus on verified ticket buyers.

Buzzing Back

• In 2010, this 1985 hit song by John Fogerty was selected to be honored at the National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies.

• In 1938, actor Tommy Chong was born in Edmonton, Canada. In the late 90s, he appeared as the hippie Leo on this FOX TV comedy.

Opinion
• The Post asks whether de Blasio’s run for president is just to get out of town to avoid the bad news at home.

• The Daily News says justice will not be denied to farmworkers who wish to organize anymore.

In the Blogs
• Catch a free screening of “Bohemian Rhapsody” next month at Astoria Park.

• A Cambria Heights street was named after a scholar-athlete who was killed in a tragic fire two years ago.

Trending in New York
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (24-25) topped the Washington Nationals, 6-4. Yoenis Cespedes is expected to miss the remainder of this season after surgery.

• The Yankees (32-17) completed their sweep of the Baltimore Orioles, 6-5. They placed CC Sabathia on the IL, creating more pitching depth questions.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets host the Detroit Tigers for the first of three. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees head to Kansas City with a matchup with the Royals at 8:15 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets welcome the Tigers to Citi Field at 4:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers face the Royals of Kansas City at 2:15 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets conclude their home series against the Tigers at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their road trip in Kansas City. First pitch is at 2:15 p.m.

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Maspeth Memorial Day Parade Sun May 26th 1pm Hosted by Maspeth Federal Savings. Begins at Walter Garlinge Memorial Park (72nd St. & Grand Ave). Memorial ceremony at Maspeth Memorial Square (69th St. & Grand Ave).
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Real Estate
• Blackstone Group is planning to open an upscale food hall in Flushing.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun May 26th 1-2:30pm  51-36 70th Street, Woodside - Beautiful one family Townhouse offers 3 BRs, 2 full bath, finished basement, garage, private driveway.  $839,000  O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 25th 11am-12:30pm  75-19 61st Street, Glendale - Two family brick – 6 rooms w/ 3 BRs over 5 rooms w/ 2 BRs, modern full finished basement, private yard. Near train. $959,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• Sold – Forest Hills – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,100-square-foot co-op at 110-21 73rd Road for $353,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Gothamist has your complete summer guide to Rockaway Beach food.

• Eater lists the best spots to eat while waiting at John F. Kennedy Airport.

Restaurant ABC’s – Jamaica Estates
Grade A – Los Rancheros, 162-10 Jamaica Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade B – Indian Spicy Curry House, 83-27 Parsons Blvd. – Live roaches, Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade C – Atomic Wings, 159-23 Hillside Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Filth flies, Hand-washing facility not near food prep area.

Events
Rockaway Beach – 11 a.m. – Elected officials launch 2019 opening of Rockaway Beach. Beach 17th St. Boardwalk.

Woodside – 11:30 a.m. – DOT, elected officials celebrate installation of new all-way stop sign. Woodside Ave. and 57th St.

Flushing – 12:45 p.m. – Taiyaki NYC grand opening at Queens Crossing food court. 136-17 38th Ave.

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

Saturday
Maspeth – Noon to 3 p.m. – Spring Festival.  Principe Park, Maurice Ave & 63rd St btwn 54th & Borden Avenues
Richmond Hill – 1 to 3 p.m. – Guyana Flag Raising Ceremony. Romeo Hitall Triangle, Liberty Ave. and 133rd St.
Astoria – 2 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Mission:Impossible 2.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Astoria - 4:30 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Mission:Impossible 3.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – Greta Van Fleet “March of the Peaceful Army” Tour.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
• Astoria – 7 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Mission:Impossible – Ghost Protocol.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Jamaica – 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. – 8th Annual Ultra-White Memorial Day Party. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
Sunday
Sunnyside – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Greenpoint Avenue “Sunnyside” Festival.  Greenpoint Ave from 42nd to 48th Streets
Forest Hills – Noon – Memorial Day Parade.  Ascan Ave & Metropolitan Ave to Trotting Course Lane.
Maspeth – 1 p.m. – Maspeth Memorial Day Parade.  Walter Garlinge Memorial Park, 72nd St & Grand Ave.
College Point – 2 p.m. – College Point Memorial Day Parade.  28th Ave & College Point Blvd to 5th Ave & 119th St.
Astoria – 3 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Mission:Impossible – Rogue Nation.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Sheepshead Bay – 4 to 7 p.m. – Jamaica Bay Sunset Cruise. Pier 4, Emmons Ave btwn Ocean Ave & E26th St.
• Astoria – 6 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: Mission:Impossible – Fallout.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

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May 24th, 2019 at 9:55 am

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Morning Buzz: Buttigieg visits LIC, Astoria Park lead levels exceed EPA standards

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Thursday, May 23

Weather
• A chance of scattered strong and severe storms this afternoon with a high of 88.

Top Stories
• The MTA is on the hunt for the “idiots” who are pulling emergency brakes on subway trains, snarling tush-hour commutes.

• Pakistani officials are saying that they have test fired a nuclear-capablemissile.

• A catastrophic tornado ripped through the capital of Missouri, destroying buildings and leaving at least three dead.

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Greta Van Fleet  Sat May 25th  7pm “March of the Peaceful Army” $54.50 – $64.50  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills
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Queens News
• Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg made a visit to Long Island City yesterday, and among other topics discussed impeaching Donald Trump.

• Soil tests taken in Astoria Park show elevated lead levels that exceed current EPA and New York State standards.

• Here’s your guide to the Memorial Day Parades – and street closures – in Queens this weekend.

Politics
• The review isn’t over and there is community opposition, but the city still posted a job opening for “Director of the Borough Based Jail System.”

• Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is endorsing public defender Tiffany Caban for Queens district attorney.

Entertainment
• James Holzhauer won his 25th straight game of “Jeopardy” and has started donating some of his record-breaking winnings to charity.

• Country fans are boycotting Wrangler jeans because of a new collaboration with rapper Lil Nas X.

Buzzing Back

• In 1999, the UK’s Royal Mail issued stamps featuring Freddie Mercury to mark his contribution to Live Aid in 1985.

• In 1974, pop singer Jewel is born in Payson, Utah. Although not on it, she is related to the Kilcher family portrayed in this Discovery channel show.

Opinion
• A contributor to Slate writes that the real reason the president stormed out of a meeting on improving infrastructure is because he has no real plan.

• The Daily News argues that the state must pass legislation that would prohibit using religion as an excuse to avoid vaccinating children.

In the Blogs
Queens RockFest is returning to Forest Park this summer.

• We Heart Astoria catches up with Oli.Vine chef and “Chopped” winnerNicholas Poulmentis.

Trending in New York
Jefferson City
#FCMostCreative
#ThursdayThoughts
#ThursdayMotivation
#ElectionResults2019

Scoreboard
• The Mets (23-25) beat the Nationals, 6-1. New York and Washington wrap up their series with a 12:10 p.m. matinee at Citi Field

• The Yankees (31-17) topped the Orioles, 7-5. The Bombers and Baltimore also meet in the afternoon. First pitch is at 12:35 p.m.

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Apollo 11: First Steps Edition  Now thru Jan 2020 2pm A 2D cinematic experience that includes never-before-seen footage of the first lunar landing. Tickets  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
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Real Estate
• A proposal to replace Flushing’s RKO Keith Theater with a 16-story condo remains on track. Plans are to demolish the theater by February of next year.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 25th 12-3pm  53-81 66th Street, Maspeth – Two family detached on double lot, 2 BRs over 2 BRs, 2-car garage, 4-car driveway, deck, full finished basement.  $1,150M. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sun May 26th 3-4pm  58-24 79th Street, Middle Village – One family brick w/ modern kitchen, full finished basement, 2 BRs, 1 car garage, near park. $729,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• Sold – Three-bedroom, one-bath, 1,100-square-foot home at 20-22 28th Street in Astoria for $940,000.

Style & Fashion
• Kathryn Brolin, wife of actor Josh Brolin, is setting the fashion world on fire with her brand of clothing for women with longer-than-average frames.

• Before she launched the kids clothing site Maisonette, Sylvanan Ward Durrett ran it by her former boss, Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

Events
• Kew Gardens – 10:30 a.m. – Borough President’s Land Use Hearing. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Elected officials and advocates call for better enforcement of bus lanes. 56-34 Main St.

• Kew Gardens – 1:30 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz and Councilman Donovan Richards discuss biased marijuana enforcement. Queens County Courthouse, 125-01 Queens Blvd.

• Fresh Meadows – 1:30 p.m. – Elected officials call for passage of bill that would make utility companies responsible for repairing sewer lines. 188th St. & 81st Ave.

• Jamaica – 2 p.m. – Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul tours new hotel. TWA Hotel, Terminal 5

• Jackson Heights – 6 p.m. – Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs screens We Speak NYC. Jewish Center of Jackson Heights, 37-6 77th St.

Astoria – 7 p.m. – Sauced Cinema: A League of Their Own. Catch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Ave.

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May 23rd, 2019 at 8:52 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by The Law Office of Dennis Dowd

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Wednesday, May 22

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 76 degrees.

Top Stories
• A 35-foot tree limb fell onto a tourist, fracturing her skull and spine, in Washington Square Park.

• If you’re still dealing with the “Game of Thrones” finale, author George R.R. Martin somewhat revealed whether the books would match the show.

• The House Judiciary Committee issued subpoenas to former White House officials Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson as part of their investigation into possible obstruction of justice and corruption.

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Mammogram and Clinical Breast Exam  Thurs May 23rd 9am-4:30pm  Come in for a no-cost mammogram and clinical breast exam.  No co-pays, uninsured also welcome. Hosted by Assemblyman David Weprin. Call 718-454-3027 or 1-877-628-9090 for an apt.  Bus will be at 111-12 Atlantic Ave, Richmond Hill
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Queens News
• A Jamaica man blamed his actions and the fatal stabbing of his wife on problems stemming from his recent brain surgery.

• Northeast Queens politicians want the NYC Board of Elections to add more early voting sites in the area after just one location was approved.

• A ferry stop between Astoria and the Upper East Side won’t be considered until 2021.

Politics
• Lawmakers will introduce a reworked bill to legalize marijuana in New York by the end of the week.

• Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada will resign amid a scandal over explicit text messages.

Entertainment
• “The Sopranos” prequel movie, “The Many Saints of Newark,” is currently filming in New Jersey and returned to where the hit show ended.

The first full trailer for the “Downton Abbey” movie has been released.

Buzzing Back

• In 1965 The Beatles attained their eighth Billboard number one hit with this song.

• In 1978 TV actress Ginnifer Goodwin is born in Memphis, TN.  In 2011, she starred as Snow White in this ABC series.

Opinion
• The Washington Post argued that price of evicting undocumented migrants in subsidized housing is having homeless citizen children.

• The Daily News joins religious leaders in condemning the rise in hate crimes and encourages all New Yorkers to stand up against anti-Semitic hate.

In the Blogs
• Longtime bagel shop, Dave’s Bagel, is set to close after the store owner claimed the landlord is looking into putting up a new building on the site.

• There’s going to be a MacDonald Park family concert on June 1st in Forest Hills.

Trending in New York
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (22-25) defeated the Washington Nationals, 6-5.

• The Yankees (30-17) crushed the Baltimore Orioles, 11-4.

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Yellow Tape: True Crime Trivia  Wed May 22nd 7:30pm  Bar trivia with true crime theme.  $8  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Dunkin Donuts continues to rise in the city, with 199 locations in Queens alone, despite retail woes.

• For Sale – 52-48 62nd Street, Maspeth – One family brick Tudor has big front yard, large bright LR, FDR, modern kitchen w/ SS appliances, 3 BRs, 2 bath, full finished basement, parking for 3 cars.  $775,000.  O’Kane Realty  917-952-2156

• For Rent – Oakland Gardens - Spacious 2 BR on 1st flr w/ use of porch.  LR, DR, EIK, 1 full bath. Heat/Water included.  Harwood flooring throughout, access to yard.  $2,300/mo. Carollo Real Estate 718-366-6636

• Sold – Forest Hills Gardens – A six-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 3,658-square-foot home at 147 Whitson St. for $2,125,000. Zillow

Business News
• Trump’s trade war could potentially wipe out $600 billion from the worldeconomy.

• Things are not looking good for Tesla on the financial and legal fronts despite CEO Elon Musk’s numerous moves to save expenses.

Events
Glendale – 10 a.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts roundtable with community stakeholders. Atlas Park Community Room, 7120 80th St.•  Kew Gardens – 11 a.m. – Queens Borough President Melinda Katz hosts annual Memorial Day Observance Ceremony. Queens Borough Hall (Veterans Memorial Garden), 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Ridgewood – 11:45 a.m. – Stringer visits Peter Cardella Senior, 68-52 Fresh Pond R.

Ridgewood – 12:15 p.m. – Stringer visits Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70th Ave.

Ridgewood – 12:45 p.m. – Stringer tours businesses along Myrtle Avenue with the Myrtle Avenue BID. Myrtle Avenue between Seneca Avenue and Stephen Street

Long Island City - 1 p.m. – Congressman Gregory Meeks and the Queens Democratic Party host a fireside chat with 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave.

Corona – 6 p.m. – 30th Anniversary Gala.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Yellow Tape: True Crime Trivia.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

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May 22nd, 2019 at 9:55 am

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Morning Buzz: Mom hopes cops find son’s killer before gangs, One dead after garbage truck backs over motorcycle

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Tuesday, May 21

Weather
• Party cloudy with a high of 70 degrees.

Top Stories
• Yemen rebels take responsibility for using bomb-carrying drones to attack a Saudi airport and military base.

• Millions are under a flash-flood threat after 19 tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri and Arkansas yesterday.

• The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Native American rights in Wyoming hunting case.

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104th Precinct Community Council Meeting  Tues May 21st 7:30pm  Meet the 104th Precinct’s new Commanding Officer, Captain Veronica Perry.  St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 66-05 79th Place, Middle Village.
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Queens News
• One man is dead and another is critically injured after a garbage truck backed into their motorcycle.

• The mother of the man who was stabbed to death at a Far Rockaway deli hopes the cops find his killer before gangs do.

• An NYPD cop was hit by a car as it sped away from a traffic stop in South Jamaica.

Politics
• A judge has ruled that Trump’s financial documents must be turned over, undermining the president’s congressional blockade.

• Trump is outspending every 2020 Democratic candidate on Facebook ads, similar to his 2016 strategy.

Entertainment
• Aretha Franklin reportedly left three handwritten wills in her home before dying last year.

Aaron Carter claims Michael Jackson did one thing to him that was a “little inappropriate”.

Buzzing Back

• In 1992, Bette Midler is the last guest on Johnny Carson’s final Tonight Show.  See clips here.

• In 1952, actor Mr. T is born in Chicago. He was once employed as a bodyguard for this famous singer.

Opinion
• The Post says Bernie Sanders would prevent urban minority kids from leaving their schools for something better.

• The Times says “Game of Thrones” forgot about the fantasy appeal in its last season that made it a such a success.

In the Blogs
• NBC released a trailer for its upcoming series “Sunnyside” set to air on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. this fall.

• EMU Health will co-sponsor this year’s Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade, scheduled for Sunday, May 26, at noon.

Trending in New York
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (21-25) topped the Washington Nationals, 5-3. They meet again tonight in Flushing at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (29-17) beat the Orioles, 10-7. They play tonight in Baltimore at 7:05 p.m.

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Taste of Sunnyside  Tues May 21st VIP @ 6pm, General Admission @ 7pm  New participating restaurants/beverage purveyors and an exciting raffle!  $40-$75  P.C. Richards Parking Lot, Queens Blvd & 50th Street
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Real Estate
• A Queens developer hopes to buy a development from his own company, if they let him.

• For Sale – 72-16 Harrow Street, Forest Hills Gardens – One family home features 5 BRs, 4 bath, FDR, EIK, piano room, legal basement, 2 car garage.  Joann C. Realty 917-371-4034

• For Rent – Whitestone – All electric apt w/ 1 BR plus home office, LR, kitchen, 1 full bath, partial yard usage.  Washer/dryer hookup exists. Ample street parking.  $1,725/month. Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

• Sold – Flushing – A 2-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom co-op apartment at 29-49 137th St. sold for $365,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 is rumored to have a bigger battery, larger screen and possibly four rear cameras.

• China is now using face recognition technology to identify pandas.

Events
Kew Gardens – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Queens Borough Cabinet meeting. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Astoria – 11 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz visits with seniors. HANAC Archbishop Iskovos Senior Center, 32-06 21st St.

Sunnyside – 6 p.m.  – Taste of Sunnyside. PC Richards, Queens Blvd. & 50th St.

Kew Gardens – 6 p.m. – Fourth Annual Guyana Independence Day Celebration. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Flushing – 6:30 p.m. – Katz delivers remarks at Flushing Willets Point Corona LDC “Night at the Ballpark.” Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.

Flushing – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Queens Bus Network Redesign Open House. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – 104th Precinct Community Council Meeting. St. Margaret’s Parish, 66-05 79th Pl.

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May 21st, 2019 at 8:57 am

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Morning Buzz: Gunfire erupts at baseball game, Plane lands safely at JFK after bird strike

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Monday, May 20

Weather
• Cloudy early and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 82.

Top Stories
• A billionaire tech investor vowed to pay off students’ loans at a commencement address at Morehouse College.

• A generation of immigrant taxi drivers were conned into exploitative loans by bankers, leaving them destitute.

• HBO’s “Game of Thrones” aired its epic series finale to wrap up a decade of dominance on television.

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Candlelight Vigil Mon May 20th 8pm The United Veterans & Fraternal Organization of Maspeth invites you to a Candlelight vigil to remember and honor our country’s veterans. Maspeth Memorial Park, 69th St. & Grand Ave.
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Queens News
• A man was slashed and gunfire erupted during a baseball game in Long Island City.

• A plane landed safely at JFK Airport after a bird strike damaged the aircraft’s right wing.

• Police are looking for a suspect who kicked a rider in the head at a subway turnstile in Jamaica.

Politics
• Even President Trump thinks Alabama’s new abortion law is a bit extreme.

• De Blasio encountered union protesters while hitting the presidential trail in South Carolina.

Entertainment
• SNL’s Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson are officially engaged.

Weekend Box Office
• John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum: $57 million
• Avengers: Endgame: $29 million
• Pokemon Detective Pikachu: $24 million
• A Dog’s Journey: $8 million
• The Hustle: $6 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received patent for blue jeans.

• In 1946, pop singer Cher was born in El Centro, CA. In 2018, she starred in this movie sequel.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Trump’s new immigration plan is a failure and gives the White House cover for 2020.

• The Post raises issues with limitless landmarking and calls for changes to the process.

In the Blogs
• The Shannon Gaels unveiled their new athletic field at Frank Golden Park in College Point.

• An Astoria school was recognized for winning a citywide Hack League.

Trending in New York
• Bran
• Sansa
• Drogon
• Arya
• Tyrion

Scoreboard
• The Mets (20-25) were blanked by the Miami Marlins, 3-0. They begin a four-game home series against the Washington Nationals at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (28-17) drubbed the Tampa Bay Rays, 13-5. The Bronx Bombers head to Baltimore for a four-game set with the Orioles at 7:05 p.m.

• War of Will won the 144th Preakness Stakes over the weekend.

• Brooks Koepka won the PGA Championship, overcoming a difficult course and hostile crowd.

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Leading Ladies 2019 Gala Mon May 20th 6:30pm Honoring Tracy Capune, Lynn Lobell, Carole Tosiello. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a six-story apartment building at Wetherole Streetin Rego Park.

• For Sale – 47-08 59th Place, Woodside - Rare one family home has 2 entrances (Mother/Daughter layout) and sits on a large 27×36 lot.  4 BRs, 2 bath, hardwood floors, renovated kitchen w/ dishwasher – lower flr is a walk-in apt w/ 1 BR, 1 bath, laundry room w/ washer/dryer.  $869,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Ridgewood – 2 BR apt features LR, EIK, 1 full bath.  Conveniently located near all.  $2,100/month. Carollo Real Estate 718-366-6636

• Sold – Flushing – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 830-square-foot co-op at 25-15 Union Street for $235,000. Zillow.Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Sunday evening, police responded to a 911 call for an unconscious person on the beach at Little Neck Bay Beach. Police found an unresponsive man at the location. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The medical examiner will determine a cause of death.

• On Sunday night, police responded to an assault with a knife inside 14-83 Beach Channel Drive. Upon arrival, cops found a 32-year-old man with a stab wound to the chest. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Leading Ladies 2019 Gala. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• Bellerose – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 13 monthly meeting. Bellerose Assembly of God, 240-15 Hillside Ave.

• Maspeth – 8 p.m. – Candlelight Vigil. Maspeth Memorial Square, 69th St & Grand Ave.

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May 20th, 2019 at 12:51 pm

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Morning Buzz: Queens man wrecks mosque in hate crime, Relatives mourn death of Rockaway senior

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Friday, May 17

Weather
• Cloudy early but rain later in the evening. High of 75. Partly cloudy on Saturday with a high of 71. Sunday will be cloudy and a high of 73 degrees.

Top Stories
• A pregnant Chicago woman was strangled to death and had her baby cut from her womb.

• Renowned architect I.M. Pei, who designed the Louvre and other iconic buildings, has died at age 102.

• An NYPD lieutenant texted an underling that Eric Garner’s death was “not a big deal.

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Kew Gardens Flea Market  Sat May 18th 9am-5pm Fab vendors selling some unique and one-of-a-kind items! Heavenly Angles Animal Rescue adoptions from 12-4pm. All vendor fees benefit Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Pediatric Dept. LIRR North Parking Lot, 82-60 Austin St., Kew Gardens.
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Queens News
• A Queens man was indicted on hate crimes charges after allegedly wrecking a mosque while on an anti-Muslim tirade in South Richmond Hill.

• Relatives mourned the death of an 84-year-old woman who died in a fire in her Far Rockaway apartment.

• A broken elevator that left Jamaica seniors trapped in their apartments has finally been fixed.

Politics
• New Yorkers of all political stripes united to oppose Mayor de Blasio’s 2020 presidential bid.

• Meanwhile, Council Speaker Corey Johnson has unveiled his own criminal justice plan.

Entertainment
Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to play “The Batman” in a new Warner Bros. reboot.

• “The Big Bang Theory” wrapped up its 12-season, 279-episode run with an emotional finale.

Buzzing Back

• In 2012, the “Queen of Disco” Donna Summer died at the age of 63.

• In 1985, dancer Derek Hough was born in Salt Lake City. In 2016, he and this fellow performer joined the judges panel on this NBC TV show.

Opinion
• A police reform advocate writes in the Daily News that de Blasio can’t run on his record because he failed to make major changes.

• The Post says Cuomo will be to blame when the gas goes out because he nixed a pipeline project.

In the Blogs
Steinway & Sons is hosting a factory savings event this weekend in Astoria.

• Recycle your e-waste at Kissena Park this Saturday.

Trending in New York
#DragRace
#TeamYvie
Tyler
Batman
Iggy

Scoreboard
• The Mets (20-22) fell to the Washington Nationals, 7-6.

• The Knicks are interviewing other top prospects, but are likely to take RJ Barrett with the third pick.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets head to Miami for a series with the Marlins at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees (26-16) host the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets face the Miami Marlins on the road at 4:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers welcome the Rays to Yankee Stadium for a 1:05 p.m. matchup.
Sunday
• The Mets wrap up their series in Miami. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees conclude their home stand against the Rays at 1:05 p.m.

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Bell Boulevard Food and Music Fest  Sun May 19th 2-6pm Attendees will sample cuisines from over 35 of the boulevard’s restaurants and bars while enjoying musical talent. Tickets. Bell Blvd, from 38th Ave to 41st Ave, Bayside.
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Real Estate
• Madison Capital Realty is providing $30 million in pre-development financing for the rehabilitation of RKO Keith Theater in Flushing.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 18th 12-2pm  60-70 Woodhaven Blvd, Unit 6B, Middle Village – 3 BR, 2 bath Condo has renovated kitchen w/ SS appliances, open concept dining/living space, washer/dryer in unit, pet friendly.  $765,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sun May 19th 2-3:30pm  121 Arleigh Road, Douglaston – One family Colonial home in landmarked Douglaston Manor offers 5 BRs, 4.5 bath, private yard w/ wet bar, jacuzzi & fire pit!  Two fireplaces, modern kitchen w/ family room, finished basement, 2 car garage.  $2.1M. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-894-8700

• Sold – St. Albans – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,078-square-foot house at 194-18 122nd Avenue for $490,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• A new restaurant specializing in Shanghai cuisine has opened in Astoria.

Sweetleaf in LIC is the only Queens spot to land on this list of 31 outstanding coffee shops.

Restaurant ABC’s – Murray Hill
Grade A – Satay Malaysian Cuisine, 46-01 Kissena Blvd. – Sanitized equipment improperly stored.
Grade B – Pho Best, 42-35 Main St. – Food worker does not wash hands thoroughly after using toilet, Personal cleanliness inadequate, Wiping clothes soiled.
Grade C – iCook Buffet, 133-24 41st Ave. – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Cross-contamination, Evidence of mice, Live roaches.

Events
Arverne – 10 a.m. – State Senator James Sanders hosts job fair and career expo. Rockaway YMCA, 207 Beach 73rd St.

Forest Hills – 10:30 a.m. – Aigner Chocolates hosts “Game of Thrones” cosplay event. 103-02 Metropolitan Ave.

Bayside – 11 a.m. – State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblyman Edward Braunstein present KCS executive director Linda Lee with 2019 Woman of Distinction Award. 203-05 32nd Ave.

Rockville Centre - 11 a.m. & 8 p.m. – A Chorus Line. Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave.

Astoria – 5 p.m. – St. Demetrios Festival. Hellenic Orthodox Community of Astoria, 30-11 30th Dr.

Flushing - 6 p.m. to Midnight – 4th Annual Greek Festival. Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, 196-10 Northern Blvd.

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – 10th Year Pastoral Anniversary Celebration for Rev. Corwin S. Mason of Vision Keepers Ministry of Community Church of Astoria. Astoria Sports Complex, 34-38 38th St.

Astoria – 8 p.m. – Caroline or Change. Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Rd.

Flushing - 8 p.m. – Chamber Music America celebrates National Chamber Music Month. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Astoria – 11 p.m. – Movies R Dumb: 1990 Captain America. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Saturday
Kew Gardens – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Kew Gardens Flea Market.  LIRR North Pkg Lot, 82-60 Austin Street
Forest Hills - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Friends of MacDonald Park Volunteer Project.  MacDonal Park, Queens Blvd @ 70th Avenue
Astoria – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Church of the Redeemer Flea Market.  30-14 Crescent Street
Maspeth – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – 1st Annual Maspeth Book Festival. Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Avenue
Flushing – Noon to Midnight – 4th Annual Greek Festival.  Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, 196-10 Northern Blvd.
Bayside – Noon to 2 p.m. – Bell Blvd History Crawl.  $10. Meet @ Cobblestone House, 36th Avenue & Bell Blvd.
South Ozone Park – Noon to 6 p.m. – 3rd annual Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling Event. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
Astoria – 1 p.m. – St. Demetrios Festival.  Hellenic Orthodox Community of Astoria, 30-11 30th Drive
Queens Village – 1 p.m. – Melody Anne-Simone Edwards Way street co-naming ceremony. 118th Ave. and Springfield Blvd.
Whitestone – 1 p.m. – New gelateria Chillato formally launches business with grand opening. 17-16 154th St.
LIC – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – Caroline or Change.  Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Road
• Rockville Centre - 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – A Chorus Line.  Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue
Corona – 3 to 6 p.m. – City Parks Foundation Lacoste Junior Tennis Academy Tryouts. Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Jackson Heights – 6 p.m. – Unity Stage performance of “Godspell”.  PS 212 Auditorium, 34-25 82nd Street
Elmhurst - 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Flushing – 8 p.m. – Brahms and Mozart Choral Masterpiece. Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Whitestone – 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Generations performs (Classic Rock).  The BLVD Restaurant & lounge, 19-11 Francis Lewis Blvd.

Sunday
Forest Hills – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Forest Hills Green Team Volunteer Clean Up & Gardening.  LIRR Overpass, Yellowstone Blvd btwn Austin St. & Burns St.
Bayside – 10 a.m. – 14th Annual Big Hearts Walk for St. Mary’s Kids. Crocheron Park, 215-01 35th Ave.
Astoria – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Astoria Spring Festival. 31st Street from Ditmars Blvd to 21st Ave
Hillcrest – 10 a.m. – St. John’s University Commencement 2019. 8000 Utopia Pkwy.
LIC – Noon to 2:30 p.m. – Forgotten NY Tour: Long Island City, Queens ($20). Met @ center mall, Vernon Blvd & 50th Ave.
Flushing – Noon to 10 p.m. – 4th Annual Greek Festival.  Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, 196-10 Northern Blvd.
Astoria – 1 p.m. – St. Demetrios Festival.  Hellenic Orthodox Community of Astoria, 30-11 30th Drive
Flushing – 1 to 4 p.m. – Family Day.  Mauro Playground, 73rd Terrace btwn Park Drive East & Van Wyke Exp.
Flushing – 2 p.m. – Walking Queens: Discovering the Diverse Communities of Queens.  Voelker-Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Avenue
Forest Hills – 2 p.m. – Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra.  Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd
Bayside - 2 to 6 p.m. – Bell Blvd Food & Music Festival.  Bell Blvd from 38th Ave to 41st Ave
• LIC – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – Caroline or Change.  Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Road
• Jackson Heights – 3 p.m. – Unity Stage performance of “Godspell”.  PS 212 Auditorium, 34-25 82nd Street
• Rockville Centre - 3 p.m. – A Chorus Line.  Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue
Forest Hills – 4 p.m. – Oratorio Society of Queens Annual Spring Concert.  Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 110-06 Queens Blvd.

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May 17th, 2019 at 9:18 am

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Morning Buzz: de Blasio is running for president, Long-anticipated TWA Hotel opens to guests

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 Thursday, May 16

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 69.

Top Stories
• Animal-rights activists faced off against fur industry reps in a heated City Council hearing about a proposed citywide ban on fur products.

• The pilot of a charter helicopter survived a harrowing crash into the Hudson River shortly after taking off from a Manhattan heliport.

• A city agency has struck down a pipeline proposal that would have delivered natural gas to New York City from Pennsylvania.

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1st Annual Maspeth Book Festival  Sat May 18th 11am-4pm Panel Discussions, Book Sale & Signing, Children’s Table, Raffles & more. Open to the Public. $5 Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Avenue, Maspeth

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Queens News
• Disgraced former Queens congressman Anthony Weiner skipped his appointment to register as a sex offender.

• The long-awaited TWA Hotel at JFK Airport finally opened its doors to guests yesterday.

• A group of College Point residents has sued the city in an effort to stop a homeless shelter from opening on 20th Avenue.

Politics
• Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that he is running for president in 2020.

• Meet the man who will run the city while the mayor is traversing the country campaigning for president. His name is Dean, Mr. Fuleihan if you’re nasty.

Entertainment
• Televangelist Jim Bakker is peddling a $45 coin featuring President Donald Trump that he says is a “point of contact” with God.

Fresh Off the Boat star Constance Wu has become one of Hollywood’s most difficult celebrities, even upstaging Hustlers co-star J-Lo and Cardi B.

Buzzing Back

• In 1960, songwriter and producer Berry Gordy Jr, starts his own record label after successfully producing a series of hit records.

• In 1990, actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster is born in Southwark, England. His latest role is this character on this HBO drama

Opinion
• The Post calls the de Blasio presidential campaign a total “farce,” writing that he is “crooked and incompetent.”

• The head of a group that represents landlords of rent-stabilized buildings writes in the Queens Ledger that radical rent reforms aren’t the answer.

In the Blogs
• The UPS store that was destroyed in a huge fire in Sunnyside in December will be opening a temporary location near its original spot.

• MOMA PS1 will become a biergarten for one night only on Friday.

Trending in New York
Brook Lopez
#Survivor
Kyle Lowry
#BTSonLSSC
Jeff Koons

Scoreboard
• The Mets fell to the Nationals, 5-1. New York (20-21) wraps up its series in D.C. with a 1:05 p.m. matinee.

• The Yankees (26-16) split a doubleheader with the Orioles. The team is today off before starting a weekend series at home against Tampa Bay.

• The PGA Championship gets underway this morning at Bethpage on Long Island. Here’s how to watch and updated tee times.

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Church of the Redeemer Flea Market   Sat May 18th 10am-4pm  Arts & Crafts, Antiques, Roadside Finds, Collectibles, Vintage Good & much more!  Church of the Redeemer, 30-14 Crescent Street, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Now that the TWA Hotel is finally open, here’s everything you need to know to rent a room and about the amenities.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 18th  1-3pm  59-23 59th Road, Maspeth – Detached one family features 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, finished attic and basement, large deck and detached garage.  $759,000  O‘Kane Realty 718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 18th 12-3pm  70-09 67th Street, Glendale – 2 family home with hardwood floors. Each apt has full bath and 2/3 BR. Full basement, driveway & 2 car garage. $915,000 CB Kueber  718-628-0100

• Sold – Four-bedroom, two-bath, 2,736-square-foot two-family home at 141-07 70th Avenue in Kew Gardens Hills for $1.06 million.

Style & Fashion
• These stylish suitcase will set you back a pretty penny, but you’ll never have to replace them.

• Sneaker brand Koio partnered with the man behind the Cronut on a new pair of sneakers, because why not?

Events
Flushing - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Expo & Luncheon. Porsche Grill, Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.

Forest Hills – 4 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz attends ribbon-cutting ceremony for new teaching kitchen. Forestdale, 67-35 112th St.

Astoria – 5 p.m. – St. Demetrios Festival. Hellenic Orthodox Community of Astoria, 30-11 30th Dr.

Flushing - 6 to 10 p.m. – 4th Annual Greek Festival. Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, 196-10 Northern Blvd.

• Jamaica – 7 p.m. – Queens Library Board of Trustees meeting. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• East Elmhurst – 7:15 p.m. – Katz attends Wheelchair Charities 32nd Annual Awards Dinner. LaGuardia Marriott, 102-05 Ditmars Blvd.

East Elmhurst – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting. Louis Armstrong M/S, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

LIC – 8 p.m. – Caroline, or Change. Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Rd.

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May 16th, 2019 at 9:00 am

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Morning Buzz: Pair arrested for Little Neck home invasion, Alabama Senate passes near-total abortion ban

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Wednesday, May 15

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
• Alabama lawmakers passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the country, banning nearly all abortions.

• The search continues for four-year-old Texas native Maleah Davis, whose stepfather was recently charged in her disappearance after first reporting her missing.

• Several photos show children sleeping on the rocky ground with Mylar blankets as they waited outside a crowded US Border Patrol station.

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4th Annual Greek Festival  Thurs May 16th– Sun May 19th  All are welcome for a Taste of Greece featuring Greek music and offering traditional fare from Greece and Cyprus. Click here for daily festival times.  Greek Orthodox Shrine Church of St. Nicholas, 196-10 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• Two of the three men wanted in an alarming Little Neck home invasion robbery have been caught.

• After a $10.7 million revitalization effort by the city, Rockaway Beach will fully reopen this summer.

• A Richmond Hill pharmacist and assistant were charged with using fake prescriptions to push $4 million worth of oxycodone pills.

Politics
• In order to avoid a full disciplinary hearing, Councilman Barry Grodenchik admitted to sexually harassing and discriminating against one of his staffers.

• Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are feuding about Biden’s stance on climate change.

Entertainment
• Stars like Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Selena Gomez walked the red carpet to kick off the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

• Kylie Jenner is planning on expanding her empire by starting a baby clothing and home line.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972 Alabama governor and Presidential candidate George Wallace is shot.

• In 1936 American activist & clown prince of “Hippiedom” Wavy Gravy is born in East Greenbush, NY. In 1993 Ben & Jerry created this flavor in honor of him.

Opinion
• The Post suggested that the weather ruining Mayor de Blasio’s Green New Deal’s announcement at Trump Tower was “pure poetic justice.”

• The Daily News argues that there isn’t any upsides to Trump’s trade war with China.

In the Blogs
• Five units in an Astoria affordable housing lottery are going for the monthly rent of $2,320.

• Julie Schwietert Collazo, co-founder of Immigrant Families Together, was honored as a 2019 NYS Senate Women of Distinction by State Senator Michael Gianaris.

Trending in New York
Alabama
Hump Day
#BlackMirror
#BTSArmy
Anthony Mackie

Scoreboard
• The Knicks got the third pick in the NBA Draft Lottery, missing out on Zion Williamson.

• Noah Syndergaard dominated as the Mets (20-20) defeated the Washington Nationals, 6-2.

• The Yankees (24-16) and Baltimore Orioles game was postponed due to inclement weather.

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St. Demetrios Festival  Thurs May 16th & Fri May 17th @ 5pm, Sat May 18th & Sun May 19th 1pm   The four day festival will have exciting carnival rides for all ages, delicious food including Greek cuisine, traditional Greek music and dancing, raffles, games, and much more!  Hellenic Orthodox Community of Astoria, 30-11 30th Drive, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Progressives are attempting to enact universal rent control in Long Island Cityand throughout the country.

• For Sale – 73-24 Penelope Avenue, Middle Village North - One family home on 49×90 lot offers 5 BRs, 2 full bath, full finished basement.  are private yard. 1.5 car garage, steps to Juniper Park.  $1.098M. The Pastorini Team 917-797-7567

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Spacious 3 BRs boxed features LR, FDR, kitchen, 1 full bath. Heat/water included.  $2,350/month. Carollo Real Estate 718-366-6636

• Sold – Flushing – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2016-square-foot two-family home at 4230 193rd St. for $1,165,159. Zillow

Business News
• The technology from a security firm in Israel was the center of the massive WhatsApp hack.

• Lidia Yan is taking on the $800 billion trucking industry with her new venture NEXT Trucking, which she has already managed to raise $125 million for.

Events
Jamaica – 8:30 a.m. – Councilman Daneek Miller announces the results of the Participatory Budgeting vote for winning Council District 27 projects. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Queens.

Jamaica – 10 a.m. – TWA Hotel ribbon cutting. JFK Airport, Terminal 5

Astoria – 7 p.m. – Sauced Cinema: John Wick.  Bar Italia, 35-03 Broadway

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May 15th, 2019 at 8:59 am

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