The Morning BUZZ: In 3 minutes – top 20 news items in 20 words or less at 8 a.m. daily.
Friday, October 17
Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.
• Mostly sunny with a high of 70.
• The most recent Dallas Ebola patient that arrived in Maryland last night is on the road to recovery after initial treatment.
• Bicycle advocates are calling on the city to add bike lanes to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
• New York’s Grimm vs. Recchia race is one of the most heated Congressional campaigns in the country.
Fall Harvest Festival – Sat. Oct. 18th 12-3PM Celebrate fall with crafts, games, music, pumpkins and more! Victory Field, Woodhaven Blvd & Myrtle Ave Woodhaven.
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• Libraries in Forest Hills and Flushing are the next to expand the free tablet rental program in Queens.
• A suspected cop shooter in Jackson Heights pled guilty to numerous weapons chargesin federal court on Wednesday.
• Medical examiners discover that famed comedian Joan Rivers died due to low blood oxygen.
• Al Pacino will return to Broadway next October in David Mamet’s new two-person play,China Doll.
• See why the NY Post says the American tipping culture in coming to a “boiling point” in NYC.
• CNN says the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should step down for developments in the recent Ebola outbreak.
• Jets lost 25 – 27 against the Patriots following a late game field goal block last night.Watch the recap here.
• Islanders won 4 – 3 against the Sharks in a shootout. Watch the recap here.
• Rangers broke a three-game losing streak with a 2 – 1 win against the Hurricanes.Watch the recap here.
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Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch – Sun. Oct. 19th 11AM-6PM Celebrate Autumn! Join us for a family-friendly event to celebrate the season. Pony rides, petting zoos, beer tents, food, music and much more! Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing.
• Latest news- The multi-million dollar housing lotto for affordable units at Hunter’s Point South started this week.
• For sale – Jamaica – Three-bedroom, two-bath, single-family home with a two-car garage. Asking $389,000.
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• For sale – Broad Channel – Two-bedroom, one-bath, single family home with a one-car garage. Asking $289,9000.
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• Sold - Five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,340-square-foot, fully renovated duplex at 4551 165th St. in Flushing for $949,000.
Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• From Pickle Day to the Taste of the Seaport food festival, here are some events you don’t want to miss in NYC this weekend.
• Take a recent trip with Queens foodie Joe DiStefano as he looks at Dumpling Galaxy’s Stellar Garlic Spare Ribs.
Grade A – Richmond Hill – Tavern Lounge
Grade B – Steinway – Thai Elephant: Cold food item held above 41F; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use.
Grade C – Murray Hill – Good Fortune/East Manor: Hot food item not held above 140F; Appropriately-scaled metal stem-type thermometer or thermocouple not provided; Evidence of mice or live mice present; Live roaches present in food and/or non-food areas; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated flies present; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface not properly constructed.
• LIC – 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Grand Opening of Pep Boys, 38-19 21st St.
• College Point - 1 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella calls on the city to take action against commercial business that have illegally taken over street and sidewalk space. 124th Street at 28th Avenue.
• Astoria – 6 to 8 p.m. – Queens Council on the Arts Third Space presents an improvisational performance workshop with Katha Cato. QCA HQ, 37-11 35th Avenue, entrance on 37th Street.
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Jazz Pianists Barry Harris and Valerie Capers perform. $10 – $25. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• LIC – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Pep Boys Grand Opening, 38-19 21st St.
• Woodside – Noon to 4 p.m. – Fall celebration with pumpkin patch, children’s crafts, pumpkin decorating, face painting, inflatable rides, food and vendors. Big Six Towers, 60-10 Woodside Blvd.
• Forest Park – Noon to 3 p.m. – Fall Harvest Festival. Forest Park Victory Field, Woodhaven Boulevard between Myrtle Avenue and Forest Park Drive.
• LIC – 12:30 p.m. – Screening of the classic film Gone With the Wind. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, fourth floor.
• Flushing – 2 to 5 p.m. – Hindu celebration of Diwali. Hindu Temple Society of North America, 45-57 Bowne St.
• Flushing – Evening until 9:30 p.m. – Amazing Maize by Moonlight. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
• LIC – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Pep Boys Grand Opening, 38-19 21st St.
• Flushing – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – World’s Fair Anniversary Celebration Closing Activities, including scavenger hunt and Beatles tribute band. Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Fourth Annual Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch with live music, nature walks, composting demos, food and craft beers. Free with admission. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
• Woodhaven – Noon to 6 p.m. – Wonderful Woodhaven Street Fair. Jamaica Ave from Woodhaven Blvd to 80th Street.
• Flushing Meadows – 2 to 5 p.m. – LIME: A celebration of LGBTQ Caribbean art and music. Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.