Thursday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 79. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 66. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
EVENT OF THE DAY: Rooftop Films: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Rooftop Films presents a sneak preview of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck. This feature film won the Cinematography Award at Sundance. The event, taking place at the Queens County Farm Museum at 8 p.m., will include live music, food and drink. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own
Tony Avella drops out of Queens borough president race
The once-crowded Democratic race for Queens borough president is now down to two. Read more: The Queens Courier
High carbon monoxide levels force evacuation of eight buildings in Astoria
Fifty people were evacuated from eight buildings in Astoria Wednesday evening after high levels of carbon monoxide were detected, said the FDNY. Read more: The Queens Courier
City raises the price of public school lunch for first time in 10 years
The city will raise the price of a public school lunch from $1.50 to $1.75 beginning Sept. 30, education officials revealed Wednesday — but more students will eat for free. Read more: New York Daily News
Civic Virtue’s noisy legacy continues on Queens Blvd.
The controversial statue, “Triumph of Civic Virtue,” is long gone from its perch on Queens Blvd. — but its noisy legacy remains. Read more: New York Daily News
I’m sorry that I hurt the United States’: Bradley Manning apologizes in court
Private Bradley Manning, convicted of handing state secrets to WikiLeaks, on Wednesday told the sentencing part of his court martial that he was sorry for his actions and for hurting the United States. Read more: NBC News