MORNING BUZZ (10/30): Cement truck kills man on Northern Blvd, Nurse threatens to sue over Ebola quarantine

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 30

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 59.

Top Stories
• A nurse in Maine is threatening to sue the state if her Ebola quarantine is not lifted.

• Protestors in Burkina Faso set fire to their parliament building in response to a planned constitutional change to allow the president to extend his 27-year rule.

• Sweden’s new government just made it only the third western European country to recognize a Palestinian state.

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Halloween Re-Mixed – Fri. Oct. 31st 4-7PM Celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Halloween and All Saints Day with hands-on festive fun for all ages. FREE! Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. 

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Queens News

• A police officer who had been attacked with a hatchet was released from Jamaica Hospital yesterday afternoon amidst cheers from fellow officers.

• A 60-year-old man was struck and killed by a cement truck while crossing Northern Blvd. in Astoria yesterday afternoon.

• Far Rockaway cut the ribbon on a new community center on the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, dedicating the building to victims of the storm.

Entertainment
• Boy Wizard Daniel Radcliffe showed off his unbelievable rapping skills on the “Tonight Show” last night.

• Rapper Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested yesterday after allegedly stealing a camera from a photographer.

Opinion
• The New York Times says that Citi Bike is on its way to making great improvements with its new expansion, though it will still be leaving out much of Queens.

• The Queens Ledger says State Senator Joseph Addabbo is still the right choice for the 15th SD.

Scoreboard
• After a neck-and-neck World Series, the SF Giants won their third world series in the past five years, beating the Kansas City Royals 3-2.

• The Knicks got bullied by the Bulls last night in their season opener, losing 80 – 104.

• In their season opener, the Brooklyn Nets lost 121-105 to the Celtics.

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Boyz II Men in Concert – Sat. Nov. 1st 9PM (doors open at 8PM) Resorts World Casino New York City is thrilled to welcome this iconic trio and will host this legendary R&B group. Tkts range from $20-$150 and can be purchased at www.rwnewyork.com Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica. 

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Real Estate
• Latest news – A brand new, multi-purpose cafe/bar/vintage store will open on the border of Ridgewood and Bushwick tomorrow, just in time for Halloween.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – Large one bedroom co-op in heart of Forest Hills, nice kitchen and bath, hardwood floors, steps to express subway, Austin Street shopping.  Asking $199,000.
Madeleine Realty

• For sale – Richmond Hill – Six-family brick on a corner lot with great location, income property. Asking $990,000.
Pirillo Realty
• Sold - Woodhaven – A four-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home with a finished basement and backyard at 9164 89th St. sold for $430,000.

Family/Parenting
• How do you raise small children while recovering from a heart attack? Read one woman’s story about her struggle to reconnect with her children after her heart failed.

• A recent study shows that strict parenting is more common in countries with high inequalities. 

Events

• Oakland Gardens – 10 a.m. – P.S. 203Q, Councilman Mark Weprin and other elected officials welcome a delegation of mayors, superintendents, principals, school administrators and municipal assistants from the Republic of Chile, 53-11 Springfield Blvd.

 Kew Gardens 10:30 a.m. – Borough President Land Use Public Hearing. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard

• Richmond Hill - 11:30 a.m. – Councilman Ruben Wills and others hold press conference to announce extension of CSS Sanitation Initiative, 111th St. and Liberty Ave.

• Ridgewood – 12 p.m. – Rep. Grace Meng and state Senator Joe Addabbo warn seniors about telephone scams, and Meng discusses her bill to combat them during visit to the Peter Cardella Senior Center, 68-52 Fresh Pond Road

• Bayside – 1:30 p.m. – Announcement of construction of permanent exhibit in honor of Korean Comfort Women of WWII. Kupferberg Holocaust Center, QBCC, 222-05 56th Ave.

• Flushing – 2 to 5 p.m. – Senior Film Series presents the 1952 film High Noon. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

• Flushing – 5:45 p.m. – New York Asian Women’s Center 2nd Annual Tree of Hope Ceremony. Queens Library, 41-17 Main St.

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

• Long Island City – 6 p.m. – Rep. Carolyn Maloney and challenger Nick Di iorio hold debate, The National Herald office, 3710 30th St.

• Flushing – 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Queens College Circle K Club Haunted House. Corner of Kissena and Melbourne.

• Howard Beach - 7 p.m. – Bobbi & the Strays Howl-Ween Masquerade Ball. Russo’s on the Bay, 162-45 Crossbay Blvd.

• Long Island City – 7 p.m. – Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer holds 3rd Neighborhood Assembly for Participatory budgeting, PS/IS 78, 46-08 5th St.

MORNING BUZZ (10/29): CitiBke is coming to Queens, DA’s office not meeting Miranda requirements

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

Wednesday, October 29

Weather
• A high of 72 with a 50 percent chance of showers. 

Top Stories
• An unmanned, 14-story tall Antares resupply rocket built and launched by the Orbital Sciences Corp. burst into flames and exploded shortly after takeoff yesterday from a commercial launch pad in Virginia.

• Russia is reportedly behind a breach of White House computers.

• Port Authority has given the go-ahead for a California-based consulting firm to carry out an $8 million airplane noise study.

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Murder by Election! Fri. Nov. 7th 7PM A Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Show. $45 pp Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Avenue, Astoria. 718-721-7777. 

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Queens News

• CitiBike is coming to Western Queens.

• New York’s highest court says Queens’ District Attorney’s office undercut Miranda Warnings with the script it has been reading to criminal defendants before arraignment, violating their constitutional rights. 

• A DOB representative reportedly confirmed that half of illegal home subdivision complaints are in Queens. 

Entertainment
• In a video recorded experiment, aspiring actress and volunteer Shoshana Roberts was catcalled 108 times in 10 hours while walking around the city.

• Melissa Rivers has hired a contractor to investigate her mother’s death.

Opinion
• Former mayoral candidate Tom Allon says New York should move school start times back, since it’s scientifically proven that teens are better suited to learning later in the day.  

• Bill Hammond of the Daily News says Cuomo’s female-focused initiatives, such as the Women’s Equality Party that he created this summer, are hollow attempts to win over female voters, and is surprised that they’re working. 

Scoreboard
• The Royals gave the Giants a royal beating with their 10-0 game six win last night. Game 7 will decide the winner of the series tonight at 8 p.m.

• The Nets will face the Celtics tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Boston.

• The Knicks battle the Bulls at Madison Square Garden at 8 p.m.

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World’s Fair…in LEGOS! Now – Nov. 2nd Iconic Symbols of the 1964 World’s Fair Reimagined — in LEGOs FREE! Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadows Corona Park www.queenstheatre.org

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Real Estate
• Latest news- A pair of Queens residents is pushing to have the LIC Clock Towerlandmarked.

• For sale – Kew Gardens – Bright convertible L-shaped one bedroom co-op convertible to Jr. 4, high floor.  Luxury living with full conveniences and amenities in top doorman building.  Close to express subway and highways.  Asking $175,000.
Madeleine Realty
• 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

• Sold - Flushing – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,760 sq. ft. semi-attached one-family brick at 1652 Cornelia St. for $765,000.

Health Awareness
• President Barrack Obama says Ebola quarantines are fear-based rather than fact-based.

• Scientists have regenerated ancient viruses found in a 700-year-old piece of frozen reindeer poop.
Events

 Jackson Heights – 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Breakfast seminar on Queens’ current market trends. Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Suite 140.

• East Elmhurst – 10 a.m. – Food & Shops at LaGuardia celebrates first wave of new openings with ribbon cutting ceremony. LaGuardia Airport, Terminal B Bldg. 

• Maspeth – 10 a.m. to Noon – State Senator Joseph Addabbo hosts MTA MetroCard van. Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th St.

• Rockaway Park – 10:30 a.m. – Mental Health Association provides free mental health program to sandy survivors. YANA Services, 112-34 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

• Rockaway Park – 10:30 a.m. – GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino visits businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy. 239 Beach 116th St.

• Arverne – Noon – State Senator James Sanders hosts Sandy forum “Two Years Later.” Rockaway YMCA, 207 Beach 73rd St.

• Flushing – Noon – Councilman Peter Koo attends the NY Chinese Business Association Luncheon. 135-29 37th Ave.

• Middle Village – 1 to 3 p.m. – Addabbo hosts MTA MetroCard van. St. Margaret’s Senior Center, 66-05 79th St.

• Bayside – 1:30 p.m. – Announcement of construction of permanent exhibit in honor of Korean Comfort Women of WWII. Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center. Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave.

• Long Island City – 10 a.m. – Fourth Annual LIbrary Book Sorting Competition. Library Services Center, 31-11 Thomson Ave.

• Fresh Meadows – 2 p.m. – Judge Sang-Hyun Song addresses students. Francis Lewis High School, 58-20 Utopia Parkway

• Arverne – 2:30 p.m. – Sanders hosts Sandy memorial service. Beach 73rd Street

• Arverne - 6:30 p.m. – Sanders hosts Community Citizen Preparedness Training workshop. Rockaway YMCA, 207 Beach 73rd St.

• Forest Hills - 6:30 p.m. – Moynihan Democratic Club Annual Dinner. L’Amour Restaurant, 102-11 Queens Blvd.

MORNING BUZZ (10/28): Cop kills knife-weilding man in Corona, Dead body found in Woodside

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

Tuesday, October 28

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 68.

Top Stories
• The head of the World Bank says West Africa needs 5,000 more health workers to fight Ebola. Meanwhile in the U.S., quarantine guidelines have been altered following backlash, and in NYC, a boy who was hospitalized for Ebola-like symptoms tested negative on Monday. 

• U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is suing New York City for defrauding medicaid.

• The highest-ranking Department of Corrections uniformed official resigned Monday amidst accusations that he “downplayed juvenile violence in the corrections system.”

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Maspeth Chamber of Commerce Business Card Exchange Thurs. Nov. 6th 6-8PMBring your Business Cards & Company Give-Aways to share with fellow business people. $25 in advance – mail check to Maspeth Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 780265, Maspeth 11378        Connolly’s Corner, 71-17 Grand Ave, Maspeth

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Queens News
• An NYPD officer shot and killed a man wielding a utility knife hours after he allegedly menaced workers at New York Hospital Queens on Sunday.

• Police are searching for a man who allegedly committed a lewd act in front of a 10-year-old girl last week.• A naked, decomposing body was found face down near railroad tracks in Woodside yesterday.

Entertainment
• Sting and the cast of his play The Last Ship serenaded the cast of Jersey Boys from the sidewalk on its opening Sunday, and plans to do it again next weekend.

• Neil Patrick Harris has been pegged as the next host for the U.S. version of NBC’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

Opinion
• The NY Times says Cuomo and Christie’s compliance with strict Ebola quarantine guidelines fed panic in the region.

• The NY Post endorses Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino.

Scoreboard
• Rangers were defeated 5-4 by the Wild last night. Recap.

• Giants now lead Royals three games to two as they prepare to enter game six of the World Series.

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Feelin’ Crabby? London Lennie’s has the cure! Oct. 16th – Nov. 9th Come celebrate their 18th Annual Crabfest! 63-88 Woodhaven Blvd, Rego Park www.londonlennies.com718-894-8084

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Real Estate
• Latest News – Developers will cut the ribbon today on affordable housing complex Arverne View.

• For Sale – Middle Village - Brick one-family with one-car garage and two additional parking spots on tree-lined street. Asking $689,000.
Crifasi
• For Sale – Douglas Manor – One of the largest properties in the historic Douglas Manor district of Douglaston complete with guest cottage. Asking $4.72 million.
Crifasi

• Sold – Jamaica – A three-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 1,208 sq. ft. detached home at 11483 179th St. for $650,000.

Technology
• While Twitter has no problem attracting new users, the number of monthly active userson the site continues to decline.

• Amazon has revealed its latest offering, the Fire TV Stick.

Events

• Jackson Heights – 8:30 to 10 a.m. – Communications Style workshop. Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Suite 140.   

• Flushing – 11 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella

• Long Island City – 6 p.m. – Queens Community Insights Presentation. Astoria Bank, 37-16 30th Avenue

• Bayside Hills – 8 p.m. – Bayside Hills Civic Association Meeting. Bayside Colonial Church Auditorium, Bell Blvd. & Luke Pl.

• Sunnyside – 7 to 9:30 p.m. – Open A.I.R. Artist Services dinner with Manon Slome. Venturoa Osteria & Wine Bar, 44-07 Queens Blvd.

MORNING BUZZ (10/27): Cop kills knife-wielding man in Flushing, Possible new NYC Ebola case

Queens Daily News Ticker

The Morning Buzz – A quick top-news synopsis every day at 8:30 a.m.

Monday, October 27

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 62.

Top Stories
• A five-year-old who returned to New York City recently from West Africa is being tested for Ebola.

• Meanwhile, the White House is pushing the governors of NJ and NY to lift Ebola travel bans and quarantine rules.

• A new Black Panther group is praising the man who attacked two cops in Queens with a hatchet.

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Application filing period for the NYC Sanitation Worker exam is available until Oct. 31st. Submit an online application: www.nyc.gov/examsforjobs Written test will be in February 2015. 

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Queens News
• A Bronx-based carnival company has admitted to bribing former Queens state senator Hiram Monserrate for permits in his district.

• A cop shot and killed a man in Flushing after he attacked him with a knife.

• The mother of a four-year-old girl who died in a Queens homeless shelter has been arrested for her murder. 
Entertainment
• Chris Hardwick is bringing his Comedy Central show “@midnight” to New York for a week.

• Weekend Box Office

• Ouija – $20 million
• John Wick – $14 million
• Fury – $13 million
• Gone Girl – $11 million
• The Book of Life – $9.8 million

Opinion
• The Observer wonders what took so long for LaGuardia Airport to get an upgrade.

• The Post’s Nicole Gelinas says New York City can handle the Ebola virus.

Scoreboard
• The struggling Jets fell to 1-7 on the season thanks to a 43-23 drubbing by the Buffalo Bills at MetLife stadium yesterday.

• The Giants take on conference foes the Cowboys in Dallas tonight at 8:30 p.m.

• The San Francisco Giants took a 3-2 lead in the World Series with a shutout of the Royals last night. They’ll look to take home the title in Kansas City tomorrow night at 8:07 p.m.

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Decorative Painting Classes – Mon. Oct. 27th 6-8PM Learn how to paint flowers, vines, landscapes, holiday gifts to decorate your home, give as gifts or to make extra money. No Experience Needed! $17 Visit PurplePetals.net or call Dori @ 718-894-2716. Moose Lodge, 72-15 Grand Avenue, Maspeth 

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Real Estate
• For sale – Rockaway Park – One-bedroom, one-bath, co-op. Asking $105,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• For sale – Kew Gardens – One-bedroom, one-bath, co-op. Asking $105,000.
Crifasi Real Estate
• Sold - A four-bedroom, three-bath, 2,346-square-foot home at 84-62 Radnor Road in Jamaica Estates for $840,000.

Events

• Jackson Heights – 8:30 to 10 a.m. – Small business seminar with Commissioner of Consumer Affairs Julie Mennin. Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Suite 140.

• Flushing – 2:30 p.m. – Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul addresses the Flushing Chinese Business Association with Assemblyman Ron Kim. 4048 Main St.

• Flushing – 3:15 p.m. – Hocul tours businesses at Flushing mall. Queens Crossing, 136-17 39th Ave.

• Whitestone – 7 p.m. – Councilman Paul Vallone hosts third Participatory Budgeting town hall. Dial-A-Balloon, 15-29 149th St.

• Rockaway Park – 7:30 p.m. – Council members Eric Ulrich and Donovan Richards host Hurricane Sandy Town Hall & Resource Fair. Beach Channel High, 100-00 Beach Channel Dr.

MORNING BUZZ (10/24): Tests confirm the first case of Ebola reported in NYC, chilling footage of a hatchet-weilding man in Jamaica

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

Friday, October 24

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 61.

Top Stories
• 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.

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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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Queens News

• A four-year-old girl was found dead after being put down for a nap at the Briarwood Family Residence homeless shelter.

• Two years after he died saving his neighbors lives, Hurricane Sandy hero Dylan Smith will be honored with a street renaming in Rockaway.

• Following numerous cases of abuse, violence and death, investigators have revealed a medical care report for Rikers Island.

Entertainment

• 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.

Opinion
• 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.

Scoreboard
• 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. 

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Real Estate
• Latest news- See how commercial tech startups are dealing with the changing face of NYC real estate.

• For sale – Rockaway Park – One-bedroom, one-bath, co-op. Asking $105,000.
Crifasi Real Estate
• For sale – Kew Gardens – One-bedroom, one-bath, co-op. Asking $105,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• 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.
Restaurant ABC’s 
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.
Events

• 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.

Weekend Events

SATURDAY
• 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.

SUNDAY
• 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.

MORNING BUZZ (10/23): Ridgewood man arrested for gun collection, JFK selected to screen flights from Africa for Ebola & Thursday events

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 23

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.

Weather
• Showers early, then remaining cloudy with chance of showers in the afternoon. High of 53.

Top Stories
• CNN breaks down the details of how the horrific shooting in Canadian Parliament unfolded yesterday.

• Another man hopped the fence at the White House, but he was immediately attacked by a guard dog.

• The Justice Department has condemned leaks from the Michael Brown case, saying they are an “inappropriate effort to influence public opinion.”

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Glendale Middle Village Coalition Fundraiser – Fri. Oct. 24th 7PM An evening of food, prizes, raffles and entertainment. Come out & support your community. Help raise funds to stop the Cooper Avenue Homeless Shelter! Yer Man’s Irish Pub, 70-26 88th Street, Glendale. 

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Queens News

• A Ridgewood man was arrested after police found eleven guns and over 700 rounds of ammunition in his apartment.

• People flying into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken countries must now fly into one of five airports with enhanced Ebola screenings, including JFK.

• Solange Monegro, of Corona, was highlighted in the New York Times fashion section for her unique style.

Entertainment
• Sources say that Renee Zellweger’s face change is because “insecurities abound.”

• Watch the newly released Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, which Slate says will be the most “discussed blockbuster of summer 2015.”

Opinion
• The Daily News is outraged over an “inexcusably delayed” ambulance dispatch to a fire that cost the lives of two young children.

• Despite polls that suggest the contrary, one New York Post writer believes that Rob Astorino has a chance at winning the gubernatorial race over Cuomo.

Scoreboard
• The Kansas City Royals rallied for game two of the World Series last night, beating the SF Giants 7-2 and tying the series at one game all.

• Carmelo Anthony scored 30 points last night, including a three-point tie play with 13.9 seconds left, to lead the Knicks to a 103-100 win over the Washington Wizards.

• The Nets lost to the Celtics 100-86 in the final preseason game for both teams.

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K-9 Korral Dog Run Halloween Costume Contest – Sat. Oct. 25th 1-3PM Free refreshments will be served. Judging begins at 2PM. Bobbing for Hot Dogs at 2:45PM. $5 entry fee. For info cal Charlotte: 917-337-7613. 85th Street & Park Lane South, Woodhaven

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Real Estate
• Latest news – The waiting list for affordable co-op apartments in Woodside has opened.

• 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 - Flushing - A 955 sq. ft. two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo at 3138 137th St. sold for $488,000.

Family/Parenting
• Jimmy Kimmel says Bill Murray’s parenting advice is “right on!” Watch the clip of his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” here.

• Parenting coach Meghan Leahy did a live Q&A with the Washington Post on toddler naps, boundaries, biting and more. 

Events

• Corona – 10:30 a.m. – The American Diabetes Association conducts a seminar regarding diabetes, 155-55 Crossbay Blvd.

• LIC – 6 p.m. – Greater Astoria Historical Society presents a book series on WWI. 35-20 Broadway, fourth floor.

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

• Rockaway – 6:15 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James attends re-opening of Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 5015 Beach Channel Dr.

• Bayside – 7:30 p.m. – Bay Terrace Community Alliance October meeting. Chabad of Northeast Queens, 212-12 26th Ave.

• Rockaway – 7:30 p.m. – Republican lieutenant governor candidate Chris Moss and Republican candidate for Attorney General John Cahill deliver remarks at Rockaway Republican Dinner, Belle Harbor Yacht Club, 533 Beach 126th St.

MORNING BUZZ (10/22): 8-year-old found with 30 pounds of weed, Dispatchers faulted for child deaths

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

Wednesday, October 22

Weather
• Thunderstorms with a high of 61.

Top Stories
• The U.S. government is wasting a lot of money on frivolous things, like paying people $10,000 to watch grass grow, a new report says.

• In reaction to Queens Library head Thomas Galante’s spending habits, new legislation is being considered by city council that would require online reporting of all annual library expenditures. 

• Governor Cuomo has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit that accuses New York State of failing to provide adequate defense for the poor in several counties.

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Kidz into Action” Halloween Fun – Sun. Oct. 26th 2-4PM Join Architots & Play4Autismfor some Halloween Fun. Games, refreshments and “Trick or Treat”. Call Greg for info & tickets 646-836-4535 Architots, 64-64 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village. 

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Queens News

• Police in Queens Village busted a 30-year-old for selling marijuana, and later found 30 pounds of the substance in his apartment, along with his eight-year-old son.

• A Corona man received a 25 year sentence for allegedly abusing a young boy from the age of 5 to 16.

• A new 31-page report faults dispatchers and the antiquated ambulance dispatch systemfor the death of two four-year-olds in a recent Far Rockaway fire.

Entertainment
• Taylor Swift should consider changing her name to Pooti Tang after her release of eight seconds of silence skyrocketed to number one on Canada’s native iTunes download charts.

• Despite recent claims of abuse, Ke$ha once swore under oath that her producer Dr. Luke did not sexually assault her. 

Opinion
• amNY supports Cuomo’s pledged renovations to LaGuardia and JFK airports.

• The Post criticizes Mayor de Blasio’s pledge to fund backpay to retired teachers for not being to bargain he touted it as when first introduced.

Scoreboard
• The Giants rolled over the Royals 7-1 in game one of the World Series last night. The teams battle again tonight at 8 p.m.

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Children’s Fall Festival – Sun. Oct. 26th 11AM-4PM A festival of Halloween fun for children of all ages; everyone is invited to wear their costume! For more information: www.queensfarm.org Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park.

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Real Estate
• Latest news- GDC Properties acquired demolition permits for its recently-acquired 33,000+ sq. ft. factory on 45th Road in Long Island City.

• For sale – Flushing – Lg. sunny studio with city views! Kitchen with breakfast bar and new appliances. New hw floors, bath with dressing area, tons of closet space.  Pets ok!  Low maintenance … Parking space available … Gated with 24 hr. security! Call 718-628-0100Asking $125,000
Coldwell Banker Kueber

• For Sale – Douglaston – A six-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom single family home in a private waterfront community in Little Neck Bay. Asking $3.688 million
Crifasi Real Estate
• Sold - Flushing – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,600 sq. ft. single-family at 4245 194th St. for $588,000.

Health Awareness
• Airplane passengers were hospitalized in Newark, NJ, yesterday due to concern that a passenger may have Ebola

• A new study suggests soda may rival cigarettes as a cause for accelerated aging.
Events

 Jackson Heights – 8:30 to 10 a.m. – Jackson Lewis and Queens Chamber present Pregnancy Discrimination seminar. Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Suite 140.

• Flushing – 9 to 10 a.m. – PS 214 Teaching Garden Harvest Day. PS 214, 3115 140th St.

• Flushing – 2 to 5 p.m. – Senior Film Series presents the 1987 film Matewan. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 

MORNING BUZZ (10/21): Biden and Cuomo promise NYC airport overhauls, MTA considers faster busing on Woodhaven Blvd.

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

Tuesday, October 21

Weather
• A chance of thunderstorms with a high of 66.

Top Stories
• Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. 

• One of two Canadian soldiers who were struck by the vehicle of a “radicalized” citizen in Quebec died from his injuries.

• The CDC issued new guidance for how to handle Ebola cases, and Nigeria reports being clear of the disease.

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L.N.D. (Little Neck Douglaston) Baseball – 13u Travel Baseball. All boys born after May 1, 2001 are eligible. Established team is looking for players! Call Lou @ 917-270-6063. 

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Queens News
• Vice President Joe Biden and Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday vowed to make sweeping overhauls to New York City’s airports.

• Police are searching for a man who punched a straphanger in the face and sprayed them with an unknown substance at the Parsons-Archer station in the J train.

• Faster bus service is on the table for Woodhaven Blvd.

Entertainment
• Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta is dead at 82.

• Protestors, including former mayor Rudy Giuliani, lined the streets outsid the Metropolitan Opera to denounce The Death of Klinghoffer on the night if its debut, while others heckled from inside the theater.

Opinion
• The New York Times endorses Andrew Cuomo for re-election.

• Newsday’s board says Long Island should fear a Democrat-controlled NY State Senate, saying it would leave the suburbs with no voice.

Scoreboard
• The World Series begins tonight at 8 p.m. with the Giants facing the Royals.

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Halloween Haunted House – Fri. Oct. 24th - Sun, Oct. 26th 4-7PM Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. For more information: www.queensfarm.org Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park.

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Real Estate
• Latest News – An 11-story residential tower is slated for construction on the Elmhurst section of Queens Boulevard. 

• For sale – Bayside Terrace – Two-bedroom co-op, lots of closet space and windows, formal dining room, parking included, large rooms, over 1,000 sq. ft., School District 26, pets ok. Asking $218,000. 
Lou Pastorini
• For sale – Richmond Hill – Six-family brick on a corner lot with great location, income property. Asking $990,000.
Pirillo Realty

• Sold – Astoria – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 400 sq. ft. apartment at 1423 31st Ave. for $135,000.

Technology
• Apple Pay may signal the next step in money

• Hoverboards are real, and they may help save buildings from earthquake damage.  

Events

• Jackson Heights - 2 p.m. – Farrell Fritz Employment Law Fall Seminar Series. Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Suite 140.

• Elmhurst – 3:45 p.m. – Press conference announcing Doe Fund service extension to Broadway in Elmhurst. 76th Street and Broadway.

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

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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.

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