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Friday, April 27

Weather
• Rain, and possibly thunder, all day. High of 58 degrees. Partly cloudy on Saturday with showers in the evening. High of 63. Sunday will be mostly cloudy and cooler, with a high of 54 degrees.

Top Stories
• Bill Cosby was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, and is likely headed to prison at age 80.

• North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un crossed the DMZ for historic talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

• Two women have accused veteran NBC journalist and anchor Tom Brokaw of making unwanted advances toward them.

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Celebrate Astoria – International Cultural Festival  Sun Apr 29th  12-5pm  Let’s all come together to celebrate the wonderful cultures from around the world with music & dance!!  Steinway Street btwn Broadway & 31st Avenue, Astoria
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Queens News
• The medical examiner has ruled the death of a Jamaica Estates woman who was found unconscious in her bathtub a homicide.

• A school safety agent heroically chased down a thief who punched and stole a woman’s purse in Long Island City.

• Police have found the missing 2-year-old Jamaica boy, and his father is in custody.

Politics
• Radio host and Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa is mulling a gubernatorial bid as the Reform Party candidate. Meanwhile, meet the GOP’s apparent nominee.

• The U.S. Senate has confirmed Mike Pompeo as the new Secretary of State.

Entertainment
• Cardi B’s former manager is suing the artist for $10 million after being sidelined.

• SNL’s Colin Jost and Michael Che will host the Emmys this year.

Buzzing Back

• In 1997 Andrew Cunanan begins his killing spree.  In July of that year he reached his “celebrity stardom” when he killed this famous designer outside his South Beach, Miami mansion.

• In 1932 radio personality Casey Kasem is born in Detroit, Michigan. On July 4th, 1970 this music radio program premiered bringing him national fame.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the Bill Cosby trials reveals that the criminal justice system still protects sexual predators.

• The Post says de Blasio’s answer about sexual harassment culture at the DOE leaves a lot to be desired.

In the Blogs
• Celebrate Astoria’s international cultures this weekend with a street fair along Steinway Street.

• Attend a Holi celebration, the spring festival of colors, at the Queens Museum this weekend.

Trending in New York
• Patriots
• Sam Darnold
• Calvin Ridley
• #DragRace
• Sony Michel

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (15-9), powered by a walk-off home run by Gary Sanchez, came back to sweep the Twins, 4-3.

• The Mets (15-8) fell to the Cardinals in 13 innings, 4-3.

• The Giants selected running back Saquon Barkley with the second pick, while the Jets picked their future quarterback in Sam Darnold.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees begin a three-game series with the Angels in Los Angeles. First pitch at 10:07 p.m.
• The Mets head to San Diego for a three-game series with the Padres at 10:10 p.m.
Saturday
• The Bronx Bombers face the Angels on the road at 9:07 p.m.
• The Amazins’ take on the Padres in San Diego. First pitch at 8:40 p.m.
Sunday
• The Yankees finish their series with the Angels at 8:08 p.m.
• The Mets complete their road trip against the Padres at 4:10 p.m.

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Queens Taste 2018  Tues May 1st 6-9pm  The borough’s Food-and-Networking event of the year! Queens Taste is the annual fundraiser for the Queens Economic Development Corporation.  $100-$250   NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
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Real Estate
• Cape Advisors and Wainbridge Capital secured a $65 million loan for their acquisition of an Astoria development.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 28th 1-3pm  61-55 67th Street, Middle Village  Single family 20′ sidehall home features generous rooms including King Master BR, spacious LR, DR & EIK.  1/2 bath on 1st flr.  Private driveway, yard.  Asking $779,000  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 28th 12-2pm  83-15 98th Street, #1G, Woodhaven  New Listing!  2 BR co-op features EIK, spacious LR, DR, plenty of closets.  Close to all.  Asking $265,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111 

• Sold – Far Rockaway – A six-bedroom, four-bathroom house at 12-17 Channing Road for $560,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Here’s the lineup of food vendors who will be at the World’s Fare in Queens this weekend.

• Queens Bake House, offering pastries and desserts, is set to open in Astoria in May.

Restaurant ABC’s – Springfield Gardens
Grade A – Peppa Pot Jamaican Cuisine134-28 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. – Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Boulevard Hero’s149-24 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Filth flies.
Grade C – Silver’s Crust West Indian Restaurant & Grill114-20 Sutphin Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Food not cooled by approved method, Evidence of mice, Filth flies.

Events
• Astoria – 9 a.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts Greek community breakfast. Stathakion Cultural Center, 22-51 29th St.

• Holliswood – 9:30 a.m. – Assemblyman David Weprin, Councilman Barry Grodenchik and residents condemn anti-Semitic graffiti at Holliswood Hospital. 87-37 Palermo St.

• LIC – Noon – Shape Up NYC: Full Body Toning for Adults. Queens Library, 40-20 Broadway.

• Murray Hill – Noon – State Senator Tony Avella presents grant to Korean American Civic Empowerment. KACE Office, 163-10 Northern Blvd. Suite 307.

• Whitestone – 4 p.m. – State Senator Avella, civic leaders rally against bioswales. 154-28 24th Ave.

• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – The Marriage of Figaro. Goldstein Theatre, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• Maspeth – 8 p.m. – “Laughter Saves Lives” Fundraiser. Martin Luther H/S, 60-02 Maspeth Ave.

Saturday
• Woodhaven – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Tour the Forest Park Greenhouse.  Woodhaven Blvd, Forest Park
• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. – “The World’s Fare”.  CitiField Parking Lot, 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue
• Glendale – 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Trust for Public Land, Friends of the QueensWay host Forest Park “Bioblitz.” Forest Park, Margaret Pl. and Trotting Course Ln.
• Flushing – 12:30 p.m. – The Polar Bears Go Up.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• LIC – 2:30 p.m. – Music Production Workshop w/ DJ Ray Blk.  Queens Library, 10-43 41st Ave
• Astoria 2:30 p.m. – Iron Chef Astoria: Battle Carrot.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave
• Corona – 6 p.m. to Midnight – Queens International Night Market Sneak Peek.  NY Hall of Science Pkg Lot, 47-01 111th St
• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – The Marriage of Figaro.  Goldstein Theatre, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
• Corona – 8 p.m. – Latin Dance Festival.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
Sunday
• Woodhaven – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Free Recycling Event.  Forest Park Bandshell, Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Drive
• Astoria – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Steinway Street Cultural Festival.  Steinway St from 28th to 34th Aves
• Fresh Meadows – 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, Councilman Barry Grodenchik host free bike helmet fitting and giveaway. Farm Playground, 73rd Ave. and 196th Pl.
• Bayside – 10 a.m. – Walk-A-Thon to support chronically-ill children. Chrocheron Park, 215-01 35th Ave.
• Kew Gardens – 10:30 a.m. – 1918 World War 1 Calvary w/ Living Historians.  Maple Grove Cemetery, Victorian Admin Blvd, 83-15 Kew Gardens Road
• Corona 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Little Makers: Glider Planes.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
• Flushing 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Arbor Fest.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. – “The World’s Fare”.  CitiField Parking Lot, 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue
• Astoria – Noon to 5 p.m. – Celebrate Astoria – International Culture Festival.  Steinway St btwn Broadway & 31st Ave
• Floral Park 2 p.m. – Dances of Rejuvenation.  North Shore Towers Theater, 272-40 Grand Central Pkwy
• Flushing – 3 p.m. – The Marriage of Figaro.  Goldstein Theatre, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – Dancin’ Broadway.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave
• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Legend of the Witching House.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

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April 27th, 2018 at 3:54 pm

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