The Morning BUZZ: In 3 minutes – top 20 news items in 20 words or less at 8 a.m. daily.
Friday, September 26
Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.
• Sunny with a high of 78.
• According to Prime Minister David Cameron, Britain is preparing to join the U.S. in its airstrikes against ISIS.
• Meet the woman who helped police catch the suspected abductor of UVA student Hannah Graham when she was headed to relax at the beach.
• With the announcement of the retirement of Attorney General Eric Holder, a battle has already ensued over his replacement.
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• The cabbie who was stabbed yesterday in Ridgewood is now in stable condition.
• A parking scramble has begun at Queensboro Hall, after the city shut down its deteriorating parking garage with no back-up facility prepared.
• Country star Jason Aldean is engaged to his former mistress and American Idol contestant, Brittany Kerr.
• Get a sneak peek of the new Gone Girl movie, based on the bestselling novel.
• With accusations flying about Mayor Bill de Blasio murdering Staten Island’s groundhog, the Times says he must make one simple change to avoid future deadly mishaps.
• The former president of the Citizens Crime Commission says in the Post that with the recent issues at Rikers Island, the city should hand over the facility to the state.
• What a way to go out! In his final home game as a New York Yankee, captain Derek Jeter was the star of a 6-5 victory over the Orioles. The Yankees now head to Boston for three days to finish off the baseball legend’s career. Game tonight at 7:10 p.m.
• A surprising connection between Eli Manning and receiver Larry Donnell led the Giants to a 45-14 win over the Redskins. The Giants play the Falcons a week from Sunday.
• The Mets lost 0-3 to the Nationals, clinching the team’s sixth straight losing season. They play the Astros tonight at 7:10 p.m.
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• Latest news – Habitat for Humanity began work on two more homes in Jamaica earlier this week, with work slated to be done by tomorrow.
• For sale – Kew Gardens – Two-bedroom, one-bath, large first floor unit in a gated complex with a garden view. Asking $119,000.
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• For sale – Woodhaven – Two-bedroom, one-bath apartment near Forest Park. Asking $189,000.
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• Sold – Hollis – A studio in Holliswood Gardens co-op at 8724 Marengo St. sold for $150,000.
Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• Mayor Bill de Blasio believes his new municipal ID cards will benefit the arts across the city. See how.
• The Queens Council on the Arts launched “Build Your Own Business,” which teaches creative types how to handle their finances.
Grade A – Forest Hills - La Dolce Italia Bakery
Grade B – South Ozone Park – Grace Kitchen: Live roaches present in food and/or non-food areas; Personal cleanliness inadequate; Food not protected from potential sources of contamination; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – Jamaica – Paneorama Italian Bakery – Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated or not discarded in accordance with HACCP Plan; Live roaches present in food and/or non-food areas; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Facility not vermin proof; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
• Flushing Meadows – 5 to 8 p.m. – Bi-lingual English/Spanish Conference on Prevention Against Trafficking by Casa Equitoriana. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
• Douglaston – 5 to 9 p.m. – Douglaston Local Development Corporation and Douglaston Chamber of Commerce celebrate new pedestrian plaza with outdoor festival. LIRR Station, 41st Ave.
• Glendale – 6 to 11 p.m. – St. Pancras School Carnival. Schoolyard on Myrtle Ave, between 68th & 69th Streets.
• Maspeth – 9 a.m. Yard Sale. Knights of Columbus, 69-60 Grand Ave.
• Woodhaven – 9 a.m. The Great Woodhaven Yard Sale. Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven.
• Woodhaven – 10 a.m. – Open House @ Oak Ridge. One Forest Park, Forest Parkway & Forest Park Drive.
• Flushing – 10 a.m. – Caregiver Conference. Macedonia A.M.E. Church Community Center, 37-22 Union Street.
• Richmond Hill – Noon to 4 p.m. – Queens Cancer Walk benefiting SHAREing & CAREing, Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto Park, 95th Ave. & 125th St.
• Ridgewood – Noon to 6 p.m. – The Greater Ridgewood Historical Society presents Picnic Days. Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave.
• Flushing Meadows – 1 to 2 p.m. – Talk & Tour: Climate Change in an Urban Panorama. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park .
• Bayside – 1 to 5 p.m. – Bayside celebrates its centennial at Bayside Day. Fort Totten.
• Flushing Meadows – 2 to 3 p.m. – Talk & Screening: What the Frack are you Drinking? Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
• Corona – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – Say Goodnight Gracie. Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadow Corona Park.
• Corona – 2 to 6 p.m. – Oye Corona! Celebration. Corona Plaza, 103rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue.
• Glendale - 2 to 11 p.m. – St. Pancras School Carnival. Schoolyard on Myrtle Ave, btwn 68th & 69th Streets.
• Flushing Meadows – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Climate Wars panel discussion. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
• Forest Hills – 4 to 6 p.m. – Indoor Horse & Pony Ride Fundraiser. Lynne’s Riding Center, 88-03 70th Road.
• Flushing – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Oktoberfest celebration. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-18 38th Ave.
• Jamaica – 9 p.m. – Legends of Hip Hop concert. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
• Maspeth – 9 a.m. – Yard Sale. Knights of Columbus, 69-60 Grand Ave.
• Corona – 9 a.m. – Fourth Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 111th Street and 56th Avenue.
• Woodhaven – 10 a.m. – Free Recycling Event. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park.
• Maspeth – 11 a.m. – Maspeth Classic Car Show. Maspeth Federal Parking Lot, 69th St. & Grand Ave.
• Glendale – 12:30 p.m. – Grocery Bingo. Redeemer Lutheran Church – Parish Hall, 69-07 Cooper Avenue
• Flushing Meadows – 1 to 3 p.m. – Open Studios for Adults with Special Needs. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
• Glendale - 2 to 9 p.m. – St. Pancras School Carnival. Schoolyard on Myrtle Ave, btwn 68th & 69th Streets.
• Corona – 3 p.m. – Say Goodnight Gracie. Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadow Corona Park
• Flushing Meadows – 3 to 5 p.m. – Seeing the Display: Environmentalism’s Ideological Habitat panel discussion. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
• Forest Hills – 7:30 p.m. – Musica Reginae Oktoberfest Fundraiser. Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue.
• Woodside – 7:30 to 10 p.m. – Dinner Without an Agenda with Raquel de Anda. Open A.I.R. Artist Services, 64-13 39th Ave.