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Wednesday, August 16

• Sunny with a high of 89 degrees.

Top Stories
• President Donald Trump once again defended his original remarks, blaming ‘both sides’ for violence in Charlottesville. 

• Ray Moore and Luther Strange are heading towards a runoff in the Alabama senate race. 

• Director Roman Polanksi faces a new batch of sexual assault on a minor allegations. 

Community Day  Wednesday, August 16th 5-8 p.m.  Enjoy an evening of music, inflatables, games, crafts, and much more! Highland Park, Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue, Cypress Hills.

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Queens News
• A Queens woman is suing Mayor de Blasio, saying he broke a promise to help her with her eviction case.

• A woman was shot to death on a Queens street corner Tuesday night.

• The head of Jamaica’s business improvement district is stepping down to pursue a career at a tech startup. 

• Governor Cuomo is pushing for new hate crimes provisions after violence in Charlottesville.

• Councilman Richie Torres is entering a crowded field for City Council speaker. 

• Anna Faris spoke publicly for the first time since her split from husband Chris Pratt.

• Actor Joshua Jackson will star in a Broadway revival of Children of a Lesser God.

Buzzing Back

• In 1977 Elvis Presley dies.

• In 1958 singer and actress Madonna is born in Detroit, Michigan.

• Mayor de Blasio is getting campaign finance board help because his race is supposedly competitive, but his vacations say otherwise, the NY Post says.

• President Trump’s speech on Tuesday was a betrayal of American values, the NY Daily News says.

In the Blogs
• Another study highlights how badly Ridgewood and Bushwick will be impacted by the L train shutdown. 

• The Fresh Pond Road Italian Festival is returning to Ridgewood once again.

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• #MorningJoe
• #WednesdayWisdom
• #Elvis
• Daniel Craig
• #NationalRollerCoasterDay

• The Yankees (63-55) beat the Mets (53-64) by a 5-4 final. Game three of the subway series will take place in the Bronx at 7:08 p.m.

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Outdoor Movie Night: SING!  Wed Aug 16th  8pm   Bring your own chair or blanket. Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th Street, Maspeth

Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for two mixed-use structures in Fresh Meadows. 

• For Sale – Maspeth – Beautiful detached one family with private driveway, garage and cozy private yard. Modern gas heat, house is extended with a family room and 1/2 bath. 2nd floor has large BRs and tons of closet space. Asking $839,000. O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – Extra large 1 BR co-op w/ Old World Tudor charm. Updated kitchen and bath, high ceilings, hardwood floors. P/T doorman, pet friendly, near shopping and subway. Asking $339,000 Halstead Real Estate  718-520-0303.

• Sold – Jackson Heights – A studio apartment with one bathroom on 85th Street for $177,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Amazon is opening instant pickup points at brick-and-mortar shops in the United States.

• CEOs are facing pressure to quit President Trump’s business advisory council. 

 Flushing – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Orchid Sale. Queens Botanical Gardens Gift Shop, 43-50 Main St.

• LIC – 10 a.m. – Summer Kids at LIC Landing: Music w/ Andy & Suzanne. 52 Center Boulevard.

• Flushing – Noon – Council candidate Alison Tan to hold press conference to outline plan to restructure the Flushing BID and save small businesses. The Flushing BID Tourist Kiosk, in front Flushing Library; Main Street and Kissena Boulevard.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Romance & Cigarettes.  Socrates Sculpture Park, Vernon Blvd and Broadway.

• Fresh Meadows 7 p.m. – Jewish Music Under the Stars.  Cunningham Park, 196th St and Union Turnpike.

• Glendale 8 p.m. – Movies on the Green: Norm of the North. The Shops at Atlas, 8000 Cooper Ave.

• Maspeth 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie Night: SING! Maspeth Federal Parking Lot, 56-18 69th St.

 Jamaica – 9 p.m. – Boy Band Project. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Boulevard.

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August 16th, 2017 at 8:52 am

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