MORNING BUZZ (10/20): Pedestrian hit by parked car, City Council holding Astoria Cove hostage

Queens Daily News Ticker

The Morning Buzz – A quick top-news synopsis every day at 8 a.m.

Monday, October 20

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 59.

Top Stories
• Ebola fears were eased by news that the monitoring period is over for those who came in contact with a victim and a cruise ship worker tested negative for the disease.

• Some of the fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobani last night.

• An admitted serial killer has confessed to killing several woman and led police to find as many as seven bodies of female victims in and around Gary, Indiana.

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New York Style” Oktoberfest Sat. Oct. 25th 7PM Live music, dinner & drinks, raffles & prizes. $40 Call for tickets: 718-894-2038 or 718-457-6517. St. Margaret’s, Juniper Valley Road & 80th Street, Middle Village. 

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Queens News

• A motorist leaving a parking lot lost control and slammed into a parked car that was vaulted into a pedestrian, leaving the man in critical condition.

• Unless Alma Realty agrees to stop eliminating affordable housing units from its Crown Heights properties, some city councilors say they will vote down Astoria Cove.

• There are now four Michelin-rated restaurants in Queens.

Entertainment
• Russell Brand was nearly arrested when he tried to sneak into Fox News HQ over the weekend.

• Weekend Box Office

1) Fury – $23.5 million
2) Gone Girl – $17.8 million
3) The Book of Life – $17 million
4) Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – $12.039 million
5) The Best of Me – $10.2 million

Opinion
• The Times says Mayor de Blasio’s renewal of soda ban talks is the wrong answer to the right question. 

• amNY says the ‘Broken Windows‘ approach is in need of some of its own repairs. 

Scoreboard
• The Giants lost to the Cowboys 31-21 yesterday, and will have to wait until November 3to make up for it against the Colts.

• Game One of the World Series between the Giants and the Royals is set for tomorrow at 8 p.m.

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Teen Safe Driving Event – Tues. Oct. 21st 4-6PM An educational, fun and free program designed to raise awareness and teach teens ways to stay safe behind the wheel. Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens, 110-04 Atlantic Avenue, So. Richmond Hill

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Real Estate
• Latest news- A new interactive report from PropertyShark shows a correlation between subway distance and cost of residence in NYC.

• For sale – Astoria - Brick, semi-detached two-family on nice block, two car garages, full finished basement, blocks to subway. Asking $1.25 million.
Crifasi
• For sale – Middle Village – Semi-detached two family with five rooms over five, semi-finished basement, party driveway, one-car garage. Asking $679,000.
Crifasi

• Sold - Far Rockaway - A five-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom, 3,420 sq. ft. home at 209 Beach 138th St. for $1.185 million.

Weekend crime roundup
• A teen was shot in the face at Tribute Triangle Park in Glen Oaks on Saturday night. 

• A 36-year-old woman, along with another 37-year-old victim, was forced from her homeand made to buy liquor in St. Albans before being shot in the leg.
 

Events

• Sunnyside – All day – Sunnyside Restaurant Week begins today. More info here.

• East Elmhurst – 11 a.m. – NY Governor Andrew Cuomo hosts Vice President Joe Biden at event to discuss infrastructure modernization. Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, William Decota Hangar. 8601 23rd Ave.

• Broad Channel – 11 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio to greet homeowners and make an announcement about Hurricane Sandy relief. 12-06 Cross Bay Blvd.

• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Small business seminar with NY State Liquor Authority Commissioner Kevin Kim. Flushing Public Library, 41-17 Main St.

• Bellerose – 3 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella to hold press conference calling for New York City Board of Standards and Appeals to stop development of Indian Community and Cultural Center. 82nd Avenue and 242nd Street. 

• Flushing – 6:30 p.m. – Queens Symphony Orchestra unveils its new program, An Instrument in Every Hand, at a cocktail reception. Colden Auditorium, Kupferberg Center of the Arts 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

MORNING BUZZ (10/17): A free tablet rental initiative at Queens Library gets a boost, the search for an official Queens catch phrase

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.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 70.

Top Stories
• 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.

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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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Queens News

• What do you think should be the official catch phrase for Queens? See what some experts have come up with.

• 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.

Entertainment
• 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.

Opinion
• 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.

Scoreboard
• 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.

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Real Estate
• 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.
Crifasi Real Estate
• For sale – Broad Channel – Two-bedroom, one-bath, single family home with a one-car garage. Asking $289,9000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• 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.

Restaurant ABC’s 
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.
Events

• 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.

Weekend Events

SATURDAY
• 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.

SUNDAY
• 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.

MORNING BUZZ (10/16): Dead body found hanging in Maspeth, 800 lose power due to wind

Your 3 minute daily read on the M, 7 or J train at 8 a.m. 20 news items people will be talking about all day.

Thursday, October 16

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.

Weather
• Thunderstorms with a high of 72.

Top Stories
• The CDC is considering adding names of health workers exposed to Ebola to their no-fly list.

• Coalition air strikes against Islamic State militants have slowed their advance against the Kurdish border town of Kobani.

• Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to meet with western leaders about Ukraine.

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Maze by Moonlight – Sat. Oct. 18th 11AM Enjoy getting lost in our 3-acre corn maze. On this special night, the maze will be open until 9PM. Bring your flashlight! Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park

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Queens News

• After heavy winds caused power outages for 800 homes in Queens, Con Edison reports restoration.

• Borough President Melinda Katz got a chance to see her new road signs proclaiming Queens as “The World’s Borough” for the first time yesterday. 

• After early morning reports that a man was walking on the surface of the LIE, police found a man hanging by a belt inside a pedestrian overpass in Maspeth. 

Entertainment
• In a meeting with investors, the head of HBO said the company plans to offer astandalone  web service.

• A woman has come forward claiming that 7th Heaven star Stephen Collinsexposed himself to her when she was just 13 years old.

Opinion
• Gothamist contributor Max Rivin-Nadler says a “Queens Highline” is a bad idea.

• amNY says the city should end the cellphone ban at public schools.

Scoreboard
• While the Giants and Cardinals will go on to game five in their semi-final series at 8 p.m. tonight, the Royals sent the Orioles packing with their 2-1 victory yesterday.

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Bobbi & The Strays’ Howl-ween Masquerade Party Fundraiser – Thurs. Oct. 30th7PM Tickets must be pre-purchased & includes admission, music, dancing, costume contest entry, raffles and full dinner. Call 718-845-0779 or 917-213-9840.http://www.bobbiandthestrays.org Russo’s on the Bay Banquet Hall, 162-45 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach.

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Real Estate
• Latest news- Watchmaker Bulova is selling its Queens headquarters building.
• For sale – Howard Beach – Two-family, 60×100, used as one, needs TLC, six rooms over five, near A train. Asking $529,000.
Pirillo Realty
• For sale Richmond Hill – Six-family brick on a corner lot with great location, income property. Asking $990,000.
Pirillo Realty

• Sold - Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,080-square-foot single family home at 5980 60th Ln.in Flushing for $432,000.

Family/Parenting
• New York Times contributor Pamela Druckerman spells out the cure for “hyper-parenting.”

• A video of a mom punishing her son by making him stand with books over his head is raising questions about punishment in parenting

Events

• LIC – 10 a.m. to Noon – Opening reception of LeAP’s 13th annual student art showcase. Citigroup Building Atrium, One Court Square. 

• Rockaway – 10 a.m. – City Councilmember Donovan Richards holds press conference calling for coastal protection for Rockaway residents. 69th Street and Bayfield Ave.

• LIC – 11:30 a.m. – Planned Parenthood groundbreaking ceremony. 21-41 45th Rd.

• Glendale – 1 p.m. – Glendale Kiwanis Italian Day. Edison Place, 71-28 Cooper Ave.

• Far Rockaway - 5 p.m. – Hurricane Sandy Recovery Opportunity and Resource Fair. Challenge Preparatory Charter School, 710 Hartman Lane.

• Maspeth – 5:30 p.m. – Joe Addabbo Mobile Office Hours, Maspeth Library, 69-70 Grand Ave.

• Forest Hills – 6 p.m. –  Learn beginners Chinese with Lin San . North Forest Park Library. 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.

• Woodside - 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Assoc. Meeting. St. Teresa’s Church, 50-20 45th Street.

MORNING BUZZ (10/15): Queens doctors urge calm in the face of Ebola, Off-duty fireman saves life

Your 3 minute read at 8 a.m. every day. 20 top news items and events of the day. 

Wednesday, October 15

Weather
• Showers with a high of 75.

Top Stories
• A second health worker tested positive for Ebola in Texas.

• A new report by the Times says the Pentagon withheld information about chemical weapons casualties during the 2003 gulf invasion.

• The Supreme Court blocked an anti-abortion law in Texas. 

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Queens News

• Queens doctors urge New Yorkers to be very calm if they think they have Ebola.

• An off-duty fireman saved a driver’s life after a crash on the Clearview Expressway.

• A man has been charged with forging a deed and attempting to steal a woman’s family home in a sophisticated squatting plan in Laurelton.

Entertainment
• Kesha is claiming she was sexually, physically and verbally abused by her producer for a decade in a new lawsuit.

• Former child star Amanda Bynes may face up to a year of involuntary confinementand medication to treat her for mental issues.

Opinion
• amNY says New York hospitals need to get ready to identify and treat Ebola.

• The Times says New Yorkers deserve more than one scripted gubernatorial debate, and Newsday’s Lane Filler says whether you agree with them or not, candidates Howie Hawkins and Michael McDermott’s ideas deserve discussion.

Scoreboard
• Giants and Royals walked away winners of game three last night in the conference semi-finals of the MLB Playoffs. Game four for both conferences will take place today, with the Orioles and Royals meeting at 4:07 p.m. and the Giants and Cardinals scheduled to begin at 8:07 p.m.

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Queens Theatre Family Series presents “The Guy & Other Stories” on Sun. Oct. 19th1PM & 3PM. Follows Fly Guy, his pet Buzz and other fun children’s book characters on exciting adventures! For tickets, go to: http://queenstheatre.org Queens Theater, 14 United Nations Ave. So., Flushing Meadow Corona Park.

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Real Estate
• Latest news- LIC’s Pearson Court Square is now 100 percent leased.

• For sale – Middle Village – Brick one-family on a tree-lined street with granite counters, parquet floors, private yard, new roof w/ 10 year guarantee, one-car garage plus additional two-car parking. Asking $689,000.
Crifasi
• For sale – Ridgewood – Two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in building with elevator, free gym membership in building. Asking $375,000.
Crifasi

• Sold - Bayside – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,000 sq. ft. detached home at 2310 206th St. for $799,000.

Health Awareness
• The World Health Organization says West Africa could see as many as 10,000 new cases per week by December. 

• A new study shows that physical activity may not help reduce depression in teens.
Events

• Elmhurst – 8:30 to 10 a.m. – How to Increase Sales in Today’s Economy seminar. Queens Center Mall, Community Room Entrance on ground floor at 90th Street, 90-15 Queens Blvd.

• Flushing – 10 a.m. to Noon – Free tennis and yoga lessons with CityParks Senior Fitness. Flushing Meadows Corona Park Tennis Courts on Meridian Road.

• Jackson Heights – 2 to 4 p.m. – Social Media Free Workshop for Real Estate Agents and Brokers. Queens Chamber of Commerce, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Suite 140.

• Flushing – 2 to 5 p.m. – Screening of the 1979 film Norma Rae as part of the Queens Museum Senior Film Series. Queens Museum in the New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 

• Breezy Point – 3:15 – Lieutenant governor candidate Kathy Hochul tours Breezy Point with Representative Gregory Meeks and Asemblyman Phil Goldfeder. 204-10 Rockaway Point Blvd.

• Far Rockaway – 4:20 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio hosts press conference to kick off Hurricane Sandy recovery opportunity and resource fair. Challenge Prep Academy, 2538a Beach Channel Drive.

MORNING BUZZ (10/14): Planned Parenthood coming to Queens, Friends of the Queensway to release report

The Morning Buzz: 20 top news items, 8 a.m. every day. 3 minutes & you’re a star at the water cooler.

Tuesday, October 14

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 75.

Top Stories
• President Barack Obama urged more “robust commitments” to fighting Ebola in talks with world health leaders yesterday. 

• After not being seen publicly for over a month, Kim Jong Un is back. But does it matter?

• The Mets are said to be moving ahead with a plan to move reposition their outfield fences in the coming weeks. 

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Queens News
• After months of relative silence, the Friends of the Queensway are set to release a report today detailing possibilities for the abandoned rail line running through Forest Park.

• Planned Parenthood will break ground on its first Queens facility on Thursday.

• A 17-year-old was found fatally shot in Spur Drive Park in the Bay Shore section of Long Island City.

Entertainment
• Iggy Azalea dissed Snoop Dogg after he shared a photo of her without makeup.

• Chris Brown tweets that he thinks Ebola is “a form of population control.”

Opinion
• While Bill de Blasio is officially the mayor of New York City, the Post says the Reverend Al Sharpton is in control

• amNY says the city is losing the war on rats

Scoreboard
• Cardinals at Giants at 4 p.m. for game three of the National League playoff semi-finals.

• Orioles at Royals at 8 p.m. for game three of the American League playoff semifinals.

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That Kodak Moment: Picturing the Fairs in 1939/40 and 1964/65Oct. 5th – Jan 4th, 2015 Includes never before revealed works ranging from professional photography to the individual fair viewers snapshots. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park 718-592-9700

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Real Estate
• Latest News – Astoria Equities 2000 is holding out on the sale of Hallets Point properties to the Durst Organization. 

• For Sale – Richmond Hill – Detached one-family, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, mint condition, private driveway, garage, yard, finished basement. Asking $488,000.
Lou Pastorini
• For Sale – Beechhurst – Large one-bedroom co-op in luxury building, doorman, balcony with great view, gym, indoor pool, Cryder House Building, indoor parking garage. Asking $305,000. 
Lou Pastorini

• Sold – Howard Beach – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 750 sq. ft. co-op apartment at 8610 151st Ave. for $115,000.

Technology
• A new Google feature in the testing phase that asks if searchers would like to talk to a doctor when health-related terms are entered.

• Apple is set to announce changes to its iPad and iMac lineup on Thursday in Cupertino. 

Events

• Jamaica – 8:30 to 11 a.m. – Breakfast conference on luxury and affordable housing developments in Queens. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue.

• Flushing Meadows – 10 a.m. – Walk for Your Health walkathon and concert. Begins outside Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

• Woodhaven – 12:30 p.m. – Elected officials kick off Queens Restaurant Week. Neir’s Tavern, 87-48 78th St.

• Corona – 2 p.m. – Access to Capital: Financing Your Business workshop (10 a.m. session available in Spanish). BOC Network Office, 96-11 40th Rd.

• Flushing – 4:30 to 6 p.m. – Talk with multidisciplinary artist Gregory Sale. Queens College Klapper Hall, Fine Arts Department room 672, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

MORNING BUZZ (10/13): Ex-con steals family home in Queens, Dallas nurse tests positive for Ebola

Queens Daily News Ticker

The Morning Buzz – A quick top-news synopsis every day at 8 a.m.

Monday, October 13

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 67. Slight chance of rain.

Top Stories
• The CDC has confirmed that a nurse who helped care for the Dallas Ebola patient hastested positive for the disease herself.

• Watch live coverage of the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, the South African Olympian who murdered his girlfriend in 2013.

• Hundreds in Hong Kong have begun breaking down protest barriers and fighting the protestors who have occupied streets for two weeks.

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Queens News

• A Laurelton woman claims an ex-con stole her family’s home by filing a phony deed with the city and moving in.

• The body of a teen from Queens was found in a park in Suffolk on Friday afternoon; police are still investigating.

• Cops are investigating the death of a man from Auburndale, who was found unconscious on a sidewalk five miles from his home.

Entertainment
• Django Unchained actress Misty Upham has been reported missing, and her family fears she has committed suicide.

• Weekend Box Office

1) Gone Girl – $26.8 million
2) Dracula Untold – $23.45 million
3) Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – $19.1 million
4) Annabelle – $16.36 million

Opinion
• Gov. Cuomo needs to get on board and start vastly improving the City’s “disgusting” transit system, a New York Post columnist writes.

• After Washington cut funding for bullet proof vests for police officers, the Daily Newscalls on New York’s politicians to keep funding and fighting for the life-saving vests.

Scoreboard
• The Eagles crushed the Giants 27-0 yesterday, while Giants star Victor Cruz tore a tendon in his knee, which will likely end his season.

• The Broncos held off the Jets for a 31-17 win, handing New York their fifth straight loss.

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Mirror Mirror – Autumn Special! Be brave & take the plunge into Fall! Spice up your life with a color glaze. 68-78 76th Street, Middle Village 718-894-5394

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Real Estate
• Latest news – State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced that Queens is home totwo out of the five worst subway stations in the city.

• For sale – Woodside – Completely renovated two-family 19×72 house sits on a 20×136 oversized lot. Both apartments feature six rooms with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, central air, marble tile, hardwood floors, stainless appliances, huge basement. Asking $999,000.
O’Kane

• For sale – Corona – One-bedroom co-op in excellent condition close to LIE and transportation. Asking $119,000.
O’Kane
• Sold - Howard Beach – A 750 sq ft, one-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op sold for $115,000 at 8610 151st Ave.

Weekend crime roundup
• On Friday, a woman was charged with murder after repeatedly stabbing her boyfriend in their Jamaica home last Wednesday.
 

Events

• Flushing – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. – “Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist” exhibit at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

• Forest Hills – 1 p.m. – Lecture by Professor Mark Rosenblum about the Middle East and Israel at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St.

• Glendale – 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. – Great Bridal Extravaganza luxury bridal showcase at the Shops at Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Ave.

• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Learn Brazilian martial art form Capoeira at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

MORNING BUZZ (10/13): Ex-con steals family home in Queens, Dallas nurse tests positive for Ebola

Queens Daily News Ticker

The Morning Buzz – A quick top-news synopsis every day at 8 a.m.

Monday, October 13

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 67. Slight chance of rain.

Top Stories
• The CDC has confirmed that a nurse who helped care for the Dallas Ebola patient hastested positive for the disease herself.

• Watch live coverage of the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, the South African Olympian who murdered his girlfriend in 2013.

• Hundreds in Hong Kong have begun breaking down protest barriers and fighting the protestors who have occupied streets for two weeks.

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Queens News

• A Laurelton woman claims an ex-con stole her family’s home by filing a phony deed with the city and moving in.

• The body of a teen from Queens was found in a park in Suffolk on Friday afternoon; police are still investigating.

• Cops are investigating the death of a man from Auburndale, who was found unconscious on a sidewalk five miles from his home.

Entertainment
• Django Unchained actress Misty Upham has been reported missing, and her family fears she has committed suicide.

• Weekend Box Office

1) Gone Girl – $26.8 million
2) Dracula Untold – $23.45 million
3) Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – $19.1 million
4) Annabelle – $16.36 million

Opinion
• Gov. Cuomo needs to get on board and start vastly improving the City’s “disgusting” transit system, a New York Post columnist writes.

• After Washington cut funding for bullet proof vests for police officers, the Daily Newscalls on New York’s politicians to keep funding and fighting for the life-saving vests.

Scoreboard
• The Eagles crushed the Giants 27-0 yesterday, while Giants star Victor Cruz tore a tendon in his knee, which will likely end his season.

• The Broncos held off the Jets for a 31-17 win, handing New York their fifth straight loss.

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Mirror Mirror – Autumn Special! Be brave & take the plunge into Fall! Spice up your life with a color glaze. 68-78 76th Street, Middle Village 718-894-5394

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Real Estate
• Latest news – State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced that Queens is home totwo out of the five worst subway stations in the city.

• For sale – Woodside – Completely renovated two-family 19×72 house sits on a 20×136 oversized lot. Both apartments feature six rooms with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, central air, marble tile, hardwood floors, stainless appliances, huge basement. Asking $999,000.
O’Kane

• For sale – Corona – One-bedroom co-op in excellent condition close to LIE and transportation. Asking $119,000.
O’Kane
• Sold - Howard Beach – A 750 sq ft, one-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op sold for $115,000 at 8610 151st Ave.

Weekend crime roundup
• On Friday, a woman was charged with murder after repeatedly stabbing her boyfriend in their Jamaica home last Wednesday.
 

Events

• Flushing – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. – “Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist” exhibit at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

• Forest Hills – 1 p.m. – Lecture by Professor Mark Rosenblum about the Middle East and Israel at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St.

• Glendale – 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. – Great Bridal Extravaganza luxury bridal showcase at the Shops at Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Ave.

• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Learn Brazilian martial art form Capoeira at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

MORNING BUZZ (10/10): Police still searching for Woodside hit & run driver, Nobel Peace Prize winners

The Morning BUZZ: In 3 minutes – top 20 news items in 20 words or less at 8 a.m. daily. 

Friday, October 10

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with showers developing in the afternoon. High of 64.

Top Stories
• Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for their struggle against the suppression of children.”

• The absence of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a major Workers’ Party event hasfueled more rumors regarding his whereabouts and health.

• Today, President Obama will declare a portion of the San Gabriel mountains near Los Angeles as a national monument.

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The Martha Graham Dance Company will perform on the Queens Theater Stage for the first time! Sat. Oct 11th @ 2PM & 8PM, Sun. Oct. 12th @ 3PM. For tickets, go to:http://queenstheatre.org Queens Theater, 14 United Nations Ave. So., Flushing Meadow Corona Park.

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Queens News

• Airplane cabin cleaners at LaGuardia have gone on strike after concerns over health and safety issues have continued to go unaddressed.

• A man was left in critical condition after he was struck in a hit and run on Queens Blvd. in Woodside early Thursday morning.

• A Queens woman has been accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death inside their apartment on 155th St.

Entertainment
• Katy Perry will perform at this year’s Superbowl halftime show.

• Amanda Bynes was caught trying to shoplift for the second time this week, this time at a Manhattan boutique.

• The new Longhorn Steakhouse in Elmhurst donating this weekends liquor sales to the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens.

Opinion
• New regulations regarding chokeholds will supposedly allow some exceptions for cops, but the NYPD needs to make the defining line extremely clear, says the Daily News.

• Catholic schools could be the answer to many of the City’s educational problems, oneNew York Post columnist writes, if they could just keep from closing.

Scoreboard
• Hockey is back! And the Rangers came out strong, opening the season with a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues.

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2014 Public Square Rosary Rally Sat. Oct. 11th 11AM Will take place in Juniper Park North at the flagpole. All are invited. For more information, contact Annette at 718-651-4629

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Though construction on bike lines along the Pulaski Bridge were supposed to finish this year, Dept. of Transportation now says they probably won’t be built until next year.

• For Sale – Middle Village – Semi-detached two-family home featuring three rooms over 3.5 bright rooms plus full finished basement and private yard. Three detached garages, well maintained. Asking $499,000. 
Eliot Hill
• For Sale – Middle Village – Detached, two-family home with plenty of space,two bedrooms over four, modern bath, modern kitchen and stainless appliances, finished basement, detached garage, long private driveway, private yard, quiet block. Just listed. Asking $729,000.
Eliot Hill

• Sold - Howard Beach - A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 750 sq. ft. condo at 8439 153rd Ave. sold for $135,000.

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• Geoffrey Holder, the dancer, actor and painter who won numerous awards — including Tony Awards for his work on The Wiz — died earlier this week in Manhattan.

• A court ruling handed down by the U.S. Tax Court that recognizes small-profit artistry as a profession was seen as an important victory for artists nationwide. 

Events

• Astoria – All day – Astoria Art Festival with more than 30 venues participating. For more information, check out www.astoriaartfestival.com.

• Flushing – 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Farmer’s market at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

• Jackson Heights – 10 a.m. – Hispanic/Latino Book Fair of N.Y. with book readings, children’s activities and book signings, The Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81st St.

• Woodside – 10 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and members of the NYPD hold press conference to rally to find hit-and-run driver, 60th St. and Queens Blvd.

• Bayside – 12 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella honors 2014 Miss New York Teen winner Lauren Schwartzberg, 38-50 Bell Blvd.

• Flushing – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Greek festival at the Greek Orthodox Shrine Church of St. Nicholas, 196-10 Northern Blvd.

• Corona – 8:30 p.m. – NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers keynote address to New York State Association of Minority Contractors 17th annual awards dinner dance, Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St.

Weekend Events

SATURDAY
• Astoria – All day – Astoria Art Festival with more than 30 venues participating. For more information, check out www.astoriaartfestival.com.

• Bayside – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church holds a rummage sale plus ethnic Polish bake sale, 35th Ave and 210th St.

• Kew Gardens – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – The Church of the Resurrection hosts its “Autumn Treasure, Bake & Book Sale,” 85-09 118th St.

• Forest Hills – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Saint Luke’s Church holds its annual rummage sale, 85 Greenway South, between Ascan Ave. and Harrow St.

• Long Island City – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Long Island City YMCA Open House and Family Funday, 32-23 Queens Blvd.

• Ozone Park – 12-3 p.m. – Fall Festival sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich. Tudor Park, N. Conduit Ave btwn 80th & 88th Streets.

• Long Island City – Noon to 1:30 p.m. – Former New York Giant Eric Dorsey signs autographs. Stop & Shop, 34-51 48th St.

• Maspeth – Noon to 1:30 p.m. – Former New York Giant Keith Hamilton signs autographs. Stop & Shop, 74-17 Grand Ave.

• Bayside – 6 p.m. Outdoor Classic Rock Concert featuring Chickenhead. FREE.  Crocheron Park @ 35th Avenue.

• Flushing – 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. – Greek festival at the Greek Orthodox Shrine Church of St. Nicholas, 196-10 Northern Blvd.

SUNDAY
• Astoria – All day – Astoria Art Festival with more than 30 venues participating. For more information, check out www.astoriaartfestival.com.

• Bayside – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church holds a rummage sale plus ethnic Polish bake sale, 35th Ave and 210th St.

• Kew Gardens – 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – The Church of the Resurrection hosts its “Autumn Treasure, Bake & Book Sale,” 85-09 118th St.

• Forest Hills – Noon to 4 p.m. – Saint Luke’s Church holds its annual rummage sale, 85 Greenway South, between Ascan Ave. and Harrow St.

• Ridgewood – Noon to 4 p.m. – Harvest Festival with apple-pressing, candle-making, Nolick the Wizard, live music from Joe Fuoco Music Center and 500 pumpkins. The Vander-Ende Onderdonk House, 18-20 Flushing Ave.

• Jackson Heights – 4 p.m. – Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Queens Library with the music, dance and food of Peru, Argentina and Puerto Rico. 35-51 81st St.

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MORNING BUZZ (10/9): Asthmatic man dies after police chase, Baby injured in box truck crash

Your 3 minute daily read on the M, 7 or J train at 8 a.m. 20 news items people will be talking about all day.

Thursday, October 9

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 70.

Top Stories
• A white, off-duty policeman shot and killed a black teen in St. Louis, causing a fresh round of protests.

• Following the first Ebola death in the U.S. during the current epidemic, a Texas deputy showing signs of illness has been hospitalized.

• A swarm of bees attacked, killing one person and leaving another with more than 100 stings in Arizona.

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Outdoor Concert – Sat. Oct 11th 6-8PM Featuring only the BEST classic rock withChicken Head Rocks. Bring a chair or blanket and have a picnic! FREE! Crocheron Park, on the “Sledding Hill” end of 35th Avenue, Bayside.

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Queens News

• A baby was among the six who were injured after a box truck crashed into a bagel storeon the Forest Hills section of Queens Boulevard.

• A Queens man with severe asthma is dead after he was involved in a police chase in Ridgewood.

• Some Queens residents are calling for a Metro North station in the borough in order to ease access to Penn Station.

Entertainment
• As a comeback following a massive nude celebrity photo leak, J Law appearstopless on the cover of Vanity Fair.

• Jay Leno is said to be nearing a deal to return to television.

Opinion
• amNY says that if there are parks and playgrounds that are under maintained, it is the fault of the elected officials. 

• The New York Times says Turkey’s refusal to fight is hurting Kurdish chances of victory against IS. 

Scoreboard
• The American League playoff finals begin tomorrow, with the Royals facing the Orioles in Baltimore at 8 p.m.

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Around the World Beer Pong Tournament Fri. Oct. 10th 11PM Pick the country you want to represent! $20 per team – prizes awarded. O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Drive, Maspeth

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Real Estate
• Latest news – The city has announced improvements for six neglected parks in the borough. 

• For sale – Woodside – Completely renovated two-family 19×72 house sits on a 20×136 oversized lot. Both apartments feature six rooms with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, central air, marble tile, hardwood floors, stainless appliances, huge basement. Asking $999,000.
O’Kane
• For sale – Corona – One-bedroom co-op in excellent condition close to LIE and transportation. Asking $119,000.
O’Kane

• Sold - Jamaica – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 930 sq. ft. apartment home at 14050 Burden Cres for $200,000.

Family/Parenting
• Here are 13 pieces of advice actress Blake Lively should NOT learn from Gossip Girl.

• Neil Patrick Harris gave Broadway parenting tips at the National Theatre Gala. 

Events

• Jackson Heights – 9 a.m. – Elected officials and DOE representatives cut ribbon on new middle school annex. 74th Street and 34th Avenue.  

• Kew Gardens – 10:30 a.m. – Queens Borough President’s Land Use Hearing. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Forest Hills – 5:30 p.m. – Joseph Addabbo Mobile Office hours. North Forest Park Library, 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.

• Forest Hills – 6 p.m. –  Learn beginners Chinese with Lin San . North Forest Park Library. 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.

• Corona – 7 p.m. – 110th Precinct Community Council Meeting. Flanders Field VFW Post #150. 51-11 108th St.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – Greater Astoria Historical Society hosts history roundtable on the 90th anniversary of Sunnyside Gardens. 35-20 Broadway, fourth floor.

MORNING BUZZ (10/8): Human bones found buried near school, City planners say Queens needs tech connections

Your 3 minute read at 8 a.m. every day. 20 top news items in 20 words + events of the day. 

Wednesday, October 8

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 72.

Top Stories
• City businesses must now allow employees to purchase their metro cards using pre-tax benefits. 

• Further review finds NYPD officers are using choke holds more often than previously believed, even if they aren’t calling them choke holds.

• City DA’s have been attempting to meet with the mayor for months to discuss public safety issues, but to no avail. 

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Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting – Wed. Oct. 8th 7:30PM Christ the King H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

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Queens News

• After a set of human bones was found by a digging contractor across the street from PS 90, it was determined that the site used to be a cemetery. 

• A new report by city planners says Queens needs better connections to tech centers in Brooklyn and Roosevelt Island.

• A woman was slashed in the neck and seriously injured in Jamaica, police are seeking the perpetrator.

Entertainment
• Shortly after J Law called the recent celebrity nude photo leak a sex crime, two of her leaked photos were posted on her Wikipedia page, only to be removed about 20 minutes later. 

• After Baywatch actress Donna D’Erico tweeted that 7th Heaven actor Stephen Collins had shot himself, police found the report to be false; Collins is alive and well.

Opinion
• Bill Hammond of the Daily News says people are too often tried and convicted with little attention from their attorneys

• amNY says the future NY-NJ Transit is now finding itself between a rock and a hard place. 

Scoreboard
• St. Louis and San Francisco move on to the MLB postseason semi-finals after wins yesterday.

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Happy Hour Open Mike Every Wed @ 6PM7:30PM9PM For all of you aspiring comics out there – $5 gets you a drink and 5 minutes of stage time. Laughing Devil Comedy Club 47-38 Vernon Blvd, LIC 347-913-3845 www.laughingdevil.com

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Real Estate
• Latest news – A new seven-story, 45-unit apartment complex is coming to the Rego Park stretch of Austin Street.

• For sale – Holliswood – One-bedroom co-op with spacious living/dining, kitchen and back yard area at 196-16 Pompeii Ave. Open house Sun., October 5.
Coldwell Banker Kueber
• For sale – Glendale – Two-family brick on a tree-lined street six large rooms over five, near Forest and Atlas parks, cal
Coldwell Banker Kueber

• Sold - Flushing - A three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 1,760 sq. ft. attached home at 6850 Juno St. for $850,000.

Health Awareness
• A U.N. medic has tested positive for Ebola in Liberia.

• The U.S. is set to toughen Ebola screening procedures at airports.
Events

• Jackson Heights – 8:30 a.m. – Small Business Town Hall. Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd.

• LIC – 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. – John Lenon Educational Tour Bus visits Bryant HS to make an original song and music video. William Cullen Bryant HS, 4801 31st Ave.

• Woodhaven – 1 p.m. – City Councilmember Eric Ulrich and QEDC to host press conference announcing new graffiti cleanup initiatives. Comco Plastics, 79-31 Jamaica Ave.

• Jackson Heights – 6 to 8 p.m. – Understanding health insurance options for your small business discussion with complimentary dinner. Cafe Salamanca, 79-05 Northern Blvd.

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