The Morning BUZZ: In 3 minutes – top 20 news items in 20 words or less at 8 a.m. daily.
Friday, October 24
• Partly cloudy with a high of 61.
• Tests confirm that New York City doctor Craig Spencer contracted Ebola while treating the illness in Guinea earlier this month.
• Chilling video of a crazed man just before he attacked four cops with a hatchet on a Jamaica street corner yesterday afternoon.
• Governor Andrew Cuomo released a 245-page booklet of his first-term achievements and proposals he hopes to accomplish if re-elected.
Halloween Family Fun Day – Sat. Oct. 25th 11AM-2PM – 12PM Concert by Pretzelstein, 1PM Show by Mad Scientist. Costume Contest, Goo Making, Pumpkin Decorating and more! FREE! Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd, Rego Park.
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• Actress Keira Knightley will maker her Broadway debut next year in a new adaptation of Therese Raquin.
• British Tony Award winner James Corden will replace Craig Ferguson on the Late Late Show in March 2015.
• See why the NY Times suggests reelecting Eric Schneiderman and Thomas DiNapoli in the November elections.
• If Islamic terrorists were responsible for Wednesday’s attacks in Canada, the NY Post worries there is a lacking preparedness at home.
• Islanders take a 3 – 2 win over the Bruins in Boston last night. Watch the recap here. They play the Dallas Stars at home on Saturday at 7 p.m.
• Rangers face off against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday at 7 p.m.
• Jets look for a much-needed win against the Bills on Sunday at 1 p.m.
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Ridgewood Democratic Club Fri. Oct. 24th 7PM State Senator Joseph Addabbo discusses his re-election campaign along with Judicial Candidates for NYS Supreme Court and Civil Courts of the County of Queens. 60-70 Putnam Ave, Ridgewood.
• Latest news- See how commercial tech startups are dealing with the changing face of NYC real estate.
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• Sold - Two-bedroom, two-bath, 955-square-foot apartment at 3138 137th St. Apt. 3B in Flushing for $488,000.
Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• Fany Gerson’s doughnuts at Dough bakery have seen an unexpected craze from around the world since opening in Bed-Stuy.
• Kiwanis West celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles with a tribute concert fundraising event in Glendale tomorrow.
Grade A – Terrace on the Park – 52-11 111th St.
Grade B – Szechuan Kitchen – 233-14 Hillside Ave. – Evidence of mice or live mice present in food and/or non-food areas, personal cleanliness inadequate, facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Good Fortune Restaurant – 46-45 Kissena Blvd. – Hot food items not held at or above 140 degrees, appropriately scaled metal stem-type thermometer not provided, evidence of mice or live mice present, live roaches present, filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated flies present in the facility’s food and/or non-food areas, food contact surface not properly washed, facility not vermin proof and non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
• Far Rockaway – 9 a.m. – Councilman Donovan Richards hosts a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new gym at the Cornerstone Community Center, 426 Beach 40th St.
• Corona – 12:30 p.m. – Councilman Mark Weprin and the Queensboro Council joins the Social Welfare’s 92nd Annual Networking Exhibit. Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St.
• Sunnyside – 1 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, DOT, Sunnyside Shines BID and CB2 unveils a new public plaza. 40th Street and Queens Boulevard.
• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Councilman Weprin takes part in the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir Diwali Celebration. 43-38 Bowne St.
• Floral Park – 4-7 p.m. – Halloween Haunted House. Queens Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
• Glendale – 7 p.m. – Glendale Middle Village Coalition Fundraiser. Yer Man’s Irish Pub, 70-26 88th St.
• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Bronx Borough President Ruban Diaz is honored at the Emerald Isle Immigration Center’s gala event. Astoria Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.
• Jackson Heights – 12 p.m. – Sen. Jose Peralta and Councilman Daniel Dromm help cut the ribbon at the grand reopening event for Frank’s Pharmacy. 77-01 37th Ave.
• Woodhaven – 1-3 p.m. – K9 Korral Dog Run Halloween Costumer Contest. 85th Street & Park Lane South.
• Corona – 2 to 5:30 p.m. – Oye Corona! celebration. 103rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue.
• Floral Park - 4-7 p.m. – Halloween Haunted House. Queens Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
• Jackson Heights – 5 to 7 p.m. – Beyond “Diversity” event. Queens Pride House, 76-11 37th Ave.
Middle Village – 7 p.m. – “New York Style” Oktoberfest. St. Margaret’s Church, Juniper Valley Road & 80th Street.
• Glendale – 8-11 p.m. – The 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Beatles Arrival to America. St. Pancras, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.
• Floral Park – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Children’s Fall Festival. Queens Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
• Middle Village – 2 – 4 p.m. – Kidz Into Action Halloween Party. Architots, 64-64 Dry Harbor Rd.
• Corona – 11 to 4 p.m. – National Chemistry Day with free museum admission. New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
• Forest Hills – 3 p.m. – Chamber Music Concert. Suggested Donation: $12. St. Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South.
• Ridgewood – Noon to 5 p.m. – Ridgewood Seneca Avenue Stroll. Seneca Avenue between Myrtle and Catalpa avenues.
• Flushing – 4 to 5:30 p.m. – Jazz: The music of our lifetime presents the Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quartet. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
• Jackson Heights - 5 p.m. – Beyond “Diversity,” a conversation about the dreams, divisions and direction of Jackson Heights. Queens Pride House, 76-11 37th Ave.
• Flushing – 7 p.m. – From Spain to New York: Cantos de Ida y Vuelta. Flushing Town Hall, 137-25 Northern Blvd.
• Jamaica – 9 p.m. – George Lamond 25th Anniversary Concert. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.