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City about to feel the heat, and we’re not talking NBA Finals [NY1]

Queens Congressional seat open; Dems vie for spot [NY Times]

“Airborne toxins” and terrorism among community concerns over pipeline plan [Queens Courier]

Dine Astoria Week starts Sunday [DNAinfo]

Mets blank Orioles with “better stuff” from Santana, says Terry Collins [Mets Blog]

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Transforming empty lot into community plaza in Jackson Heights [NY Daily News]

Queens casino beats Vegas in slot machine profits [Queens Chronicle]

How to make squash blossom arepas fresh from Astoria’s markets [We Heart Astoria]

School bus in Queens overturned by a taxi [NY Times]

Photo gallery of kids racing at Flushing Meadow Soap Box Derby [Times Ledger]

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City refuses fence to Rockaway neighbors who want to separate adult fun from family fun [NY Daily News]

Omelettes local from Queens? Raising hens in Sunnyside urban gardens [Sunnyside Post]

Eli Manning throws first pitch at Citi Field [NY Daily News]

Open letter against immigrant deportation program Secure Communities by city politicians [Times Ledger]

Dragon boat racers test the waters [NY1]

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Community board shakes finger at US Open leaders for holding anthem tryouts outside Queens [Times Ledger]

Santana’s struggles after no-hitter no biggie for Mets as they sweep Rays this week [NY Daily News]

First Queens Tech Meetup brings together borough entrepreneurs [Queens Courier]

Project to map vacant land for reclamation as community space expands from Brooklyn to Queens [The New York World]

Mayor gives acreage free of charge to development corp for Willets Point plan [NY Daily News]

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Sunnyside Community Services Adult Day Program partners with The Museum of Modern Art; exhibit open [NY Daily News]

NYPD responds to protest by Queens LGBT community of discrimination with anti-harassment guidelines [DNAinfo]

Vintage sign porn in Maspeth [Cubicle 57]

No fireworks for LIC again this year [ABC Local]

Church moving to historic Onderdonk House, even more perfect for weddings [Queens Courier]

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City tries to duck $35 million Giraldo lawsuit [NY Daily News]

Cab driver gets funny: meet John McDonagh, comedian, political activist, actor, taxi man [Astoria Characters]

Tribeca Pediatrics opens in Hunters Point, answering LIC’s healthcare shortage much to the relief of parents [DNAinfo]

Sunnyside team films documentary on Jamaica Bay’s threatened estuary [Sunnyside Post]

Real estate property values staying level in Queens [Wall Street Journal]

Bloomberg will unveil plan tomorrow to build mall and wait on affordable housing in Willets Point [NY Daily News]

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Jump shots and whiskey shots: Cobblestones Pub in Forest Hills bar installs basketball court [NY Daily News]

Queens Art Festival addresses issues of social change [NY1]

Inspiring teacher uses cereal boxes to learn geometry at PS33 in Queens Village [Times Ledger]

Traffic, parking among Flushing vendors’ worries about massive Macedonia Plaza [NY Daily News]

U.S. Open tickets on sale starting at $65 [DNAinfo]

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Casino talk in Brooklyn after Queens deal falters [Daily News]

Summer shopping finds in Astoria [We heart Astoria]

Mormons try to build big in Queens [Daily News]

Hundreds line up to taste LIC [Queens Courier]

Just who is your friendly Citi Field usher [Astoria Characters]

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Get ready to dance at Lunchbeat today in LIC [Boro Mag]

Baby falcons move into the Throgs Neck [Bayside Patch]

Meep meep! Queens Zoo gets a roadrunner [DNAinfo]

Obama stops in Queens [Forest Hills Patch]

Cocaine in the oven in Jackson Heights. Busted. [DNAinfo]

Fatty’s in Astoria: backyard dining in style [QueensLove]

Aqueduct deal busts due to proposed law [NYT]

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Missed Rebecca Patek at the Chocolate Factory? The NYT didn’t [NYT]

Double rainbow over Queens [Roosevelt Islander]

The elusive Arepa Lady (at least she can be found on Twitter) [Queens Love]

Mets fans face charges for enthusiasm after no hitter [FOX]

Sunnyside Farmer’s Market opens for the season [Sunnyside Post]

It was either an article about the Queens Pride Parade or this [Queens Love]

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