Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Headlines from around the web.
Headlines from around the web.

TODAY’S FORECAST

Thursday: Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 81. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the NNW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20%.Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 70. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: ”Kinky Boots” at Cunningham Park 

Take advantage of the longer days and warmer nights of summer with free outdoor movies in parks across Queens. Thursday night check out “Kinky Boots” at Cunningham Park at 8 p.m. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Councilman: NYC park crimes spike 27 percent

A city councilman says he’s concerned about a nearly 27 percent spike in park crimes since last year, but the Parks Department insists that the city’s parks remain mostly very safe. Read more: NBC New York

NYPD whistleblower dodges gag order requested by hospital that allegedly held him in psych ward under order of vengeful bosses

NYPD whistleblower Adrian Schoolcraft won’t be silenced. Jamaica Hospital asked a judge to issue a gag order barring Schoolcraft from talking about his $50 million lawsuit against the facility and the city. Read more: New York Daily News 

De Blasio surges ahead in latest mayoral race poll

After taking over as the front-runner earlier this month, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio now has a double-digit lead over his mayoral primary opponents, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll. Read more: The Queens Courier

Overcrowding issue at ‘Mumford and Sons’ concert

There are some furious music fans that attempted to attend a concert in Queens, but were turned away from the show even though they had tickets. Read more: ABC New York

Republican mayoral candidates get into the issues during debate

The three Republican candidates for mayor fielded an assortment of questions Wednesday night, on issues ranging from stop-and-frisk and public housing to the city’s free condom program. Read more: CBS New York

President Obama on brink of military action in Syria over alleged gas attack

U.N. experts investigating purported poison gas attacks left their Damascus hotel Thursday, but anti-regime activists said the team’s destination was not immediately known. Read more: AP