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Morning Buzz: Straphanger whacks rider with umbrella, NYPD says razor blade sandwich was accident

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Monday, December 9

Weather
• Cloudy with periods of rain. High of 57 degrees.

Top Stories
• The FBI is investigating the Pensacola naval base shooting as an act of terrorism after finding tweets from the gunman.

• Hundreds of New Yorkers spent the night sleeping in Times Square to raise awareness for the homelessness crisis.

• Carrol Spinney, the puppeteer and voice behind Big Bird, has died at 85 years old.

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Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration Mon Dec 9th 7pm Featuring the St. Nicholas Church Children’s Choir. Hot chocolate & cookies provided by Brooklyn Bagels & Coffee Co. McManus Memorial Square, 81st St. & Grand Central Service Rd, Astoria Heights.
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Queens News
• A crazed straphanger whacked a stranger over the head with an umbrella in a Far Rockaway station.

• The NYPD has determined that the razor blade found in the sandwich at a Rockaway Park eatery was an accident.

• Community members hosted a charity basketball tournament and fundraiser to honor the teen killed by a stray bullet.

Politics
• Jerry Nadler believes a jury would convict Trump in “three minutes flat” based on evidence gathered by House lawmakers.

• Elizabeth Warren disclosed making $1.9 million in private legal work since 1986.

Entertainment
• The first trailer for the highly-anticipated “Wonder Woman 1984″ has been released.

Weekend Box Office
Frozen II: $85.9 million
Knives Out: $26.7 million
Ford v Ferrari: $13 million
• Queen & Slim: $11.8 million
• A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: $11.7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1983, Al Pacino stars in “Scarface” and receives a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.

• In 1980, actor Simon Helberg is born in Los Angeles. He is best known for his role as Howard Wolowitz on this CBS hit comedy.

Opinion
• The Times says the best course for the House is to present an impeachment case focused on Ukraine and dangers to the 2020 election.

• The Post says de Blasio has bungled the homelessness crisis yet again.

In the Blogs
• The group that puts on the Maspeth Memorial Day Parade is hosting a holiday event tonight.

• The Queens College Choral Society is performing “Carmina Burana” next weekend.

Trending in New York
#WatchmenHBO
#MissUniverse2019
#RHOA
#90DayFiance
#MrRobot

Scoreboard
• The Jets (5-8) edged the Miami Dolphins, 22-21.

• The Giants (2-10) visit the Philadelphia Eagles at 8:15 p.m.

• After firing head coach David Fizdale, the Knicks (4-19) fell to the Indiana Pacers, 104-103.

• The Nets (13-10) topped the Denver Nuggets, 105-102.

• The Rangers (15-11-3) blanked the Vegas Golden Knights, 5-0.

• The Islanders (19-7-2) take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on the road. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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Queens Borough President Candidates Education Forum Tues Dec 10th 7-8:30pm Sponsored by Zone 126. Open to the Community. Food & refreshments will be served. Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30th Rd., LIC.
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Real Estate
• A&E Real Estate Holdings scored $97.5 million in refinancing from Deutsche Bank for its massive Rego Park portfolio.

• For Sale – 60-43 77th Place, Middle Village - Two family brick has open modern kitchen, new full bath.  LR, FDR w/ oak hardwood floors, large covered terrace, extra attic storage.  2nd floor is a 1 BR apt. w/ modern kitchen. $878,000.Lou Pastorini. 917-797-7567

• For Sale - 60-67 Putnam Avenue, Ridgewood – Two family brick close to trains, stores & restaurants.  5 BRs, 2 bath total. Full basement, nice backyard.  $1.199M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• Sold – Maspeth – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 648-square-foot condo at 57-45 74th Street for $365,000. Zillow.

Events
Woodside - 3 to 5 p.m. – Classic Movie Monday: “China Seas” (1935). Sunnyside Plays, 43-09 48th Ave.

Glendale – 5 to 8 p.m. – Pet Photos with Santa. The Shops @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Ave.

Kew Gardens – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 9 hosts a public discussion regarding criminal justice and bail reform. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. Rm 213.

Astoria Heights – 7 p.m. – Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. McManus Memorial Square, 81st St. & Grand Central Pkwy Service Rd.

Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Monthly Meeting. Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St.

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December 9th, 2019 at 9:50 am

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Morning Buzz: Residents claims landlord is ignoring toxic mold, Charter school students don’t know where they will be for middle school

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Friday, December 6

Weather
• Mostly cloudy skies with a high of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced top Democrats will proceed with drawing up articles of impeachment against President Trump.

• A national protest shut down cities all over France in response to President Macron’s plans for pension reform.

• A Gambino family capo was busted, along with 10 other gangsters, as part of a federal crackdown in the Bronx.

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Tree Lighting Fri Dec 6th 6pm  Co-sponsored with the Maspeth Chamber of Commerce.  Maspeth Memorial Square, Corner of 69th Street & Borden Ave, Maspeth.
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Queens News
• A Queens couple claims their landlord is ignoring toxic levels of mold in their apartment after one of them ended up in the ER.

• Success Academy Charter School says students are left in limbo about where they will be going to middle school.

• A car fire on Queens Boulevard in LIC has left one dead, according to FDNY.

Politics
• Joe Biden got heated in an exchange with a man at an Iowa town hall, calling him a “damn liar” and challenging him to a push up contest.

• Mike Bloomberg previewed his gun control agenda for the 2020 presidential campaign with Staten Island voters.

Entertainment
• The San Francisco 49ers suspended radio analyst Tim Ryan for his on-air “dark skin” comments about Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.

• Page Six’s best-dressed list for Art Basel Miami 2019.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969 The Altamont Festival brings the 1960s to a violent end.

• In 1958 Debbie Rowe is born in Spokane, WA.  In 1996 she married this superstar and is the biological mother of his children, Prince and Paris.

Opinion
• VICE discusses how the death of a Mexican teen at the hands of Border Patrolcould give other victims a chance at justice.

• Slate outlines why Starbucks’ claim of having achieved gender and racial pay equity is dubious.

In the Blogs
• Council Member Moya organized a chess tournament for public school students, which will take place at P.S. 32Q this weekend.

• The eighth-annual Sunnyside Santathon Pub Crawl returns to the neighborhood this weekend.

Trending in New York
• #SUGAsInterlude
• #AdoreYou
• Jason Garrett
• #FridayFeeling
• #FridayThoughts

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (4-18) were defeated by the Denver Nuggets, 92 to 129.

• The Islanders (19-6-2) beat out the Vegas Golden Knights, 3 to 2 in overtime.

• The Rangers (14-10-3) topped the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3 to 2.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers host the Montreal Canadiens tonight at 7 p.m.
• The Nets (11-10) take on the Charlotte Hornets at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• The Knicks host the Indiana Pacers at 7:30 p.m.
• The Islanders head to Dallas to take on the Stars at 9 p.m.
Sunday
• The Nets face the Denver Nuggets at Barclay’s Center, 3 p.m.
• The Rangers play the Vegas Golden Knights at 7 p.m.
• The Jets (4-8) host the Miami Dolphins at 1 p.m.

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Church of the Redeemer Flea Market & Holiday Gift Fair  Sat  Dec 7th & Sun Dec 8th  10am-4pm  Arts & Crafts, Antiques, Roadside Finds, Collectibles, Vintage Good & much more!  Church of the Redeemer, 30-14 Crescent Street, Astoria
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Real Estate
• A Metro Manhattan study labels Bayside the most expensive neighborhood in Queens for retail and office space.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Dec 7th 10am-1pm. 76 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park - Split one family brick offers a spacious & sunny living room w/ fireplace, dining room, EIK, 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, den.  $799,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Dec 7th 12:30-2pm. 76-22 57th Road, Middle Village - Cozy one family on large 30×100 lot has 2 BRs, 1 bath, large backyard w/deck in a beautiful setting.  $749,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,200 square-foot apartment at 103-25 68th St. for $499,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Flushing Chinese skewer joint Friendship Food BBQ has expanded past borough lines and made its way to Manhattan.

• One of the partners starting Greek restaurant newcomer Egeo in Astoria was a White House chef under President Obama.

Restaurant ABC’s – Queensbridge
Grade A – Pan-Tastic, 4202 Northern Blvd. Accurate thermometer not provided in refrigerated or hot holding equipment.
Grade B – Dutch Kills, 2724 Jackson Ave. Food worker does not use proper utensil; Evidence of mice; Food not protected from potential source of contamination.
Grade C – Rosa’s Cafe, 3003 38 Ave. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated flies present; Sanitized equipment or utensil improperly used or stored; Facility not vermin proof; Pesticide use not in accordance with label or applicable laws.

Events
Corona – 5 to 10 p.m.  Hello Panda Festival.  Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue

Middle Village - 6 p.m.  Middle Village Tree Lighting.  Community United Methodist Church, 75-27 Metropolitan Avenue

Maspeth – 6 p.m. – Tree Lighting.  Maspeth Memorial Square, 69th Street & Grand Avenue

Woodside - 6 to 9 p.m. – Woodside on the Move Tree Lighting.  Sohncke Square, 58th Street btwn Woodside & Roosevelt Avenues

Woodhaven – 6:30 p.m. – Annual Tree Lighting.  Forest Pkwy & Jamaica Avenue

Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – American Legion Post 1424 Monthly Meeting & Membership Drive.  107-15 Metropolitan Avenue

LIC – 7:15 p.m.- Christmas Fund Raiser.  NY Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Avenue

Saturday
Jamaica Estates - 10 a.m. – UNIS Open House.  173-53 Croydon Road
Glen Oaks – 10 a.m. to Noon OR 1 to 3 p.m. – Wreath Making Workshop.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Rego Park – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Pet Photos with Santa.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
Astoria – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Church of the Redeemer Flea Market & Holiday Gift Fair.  30-14 Crescent Street
Rego Park – Noon to 4 p.m. – Photos with Santa.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
Jamaica – 1 to 4 p.m. – Hands on History: Make Your Own Scented Pomander.  King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue
Forest Hills - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Voices of New York Holiday Choral Concert.  Queens Library, 108-19 71st Avenue
Maspeth - 3 to 5 p.m. – First Annual Christmas Festival.  Queens Library, 69-70 Grand Avenue
Kew Gardens – 4 p.m. – Holiday Concert.  Celebration Hall of Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road
Flushing – 6 to 9 p.m. – The Great Northeast Cheese Fest.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Ozone Park – 6 p.m. – Ozone Park Block Association Tree Lighting.  Living World Christian Fellowship, 103-05 Corssbay Blvd.
Glendale - 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. – Karaoke Night.  The Avenue, 71-22 Myrtle Avenue
Rego Park - 10:30 p.m. – Hybrid performs.  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd

Sunday
• Glen Oaks – 10 a.m. to Noon OR 1 to 3 p.m. – Wreath Making Workshop.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
• Astoria - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Church of the Redeemer Flea Market & Holiday Gift Fair.  30-14 Crescent Street
Maspeth – 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Breakfast with St. Nick.  St. Stan’s Gym, 61-17 Grand Avenue
Ridgewood – Noon to 5 p.m.  St.Nicholas Day.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue
Astoria - Noon to 5 p.m. – Holiday Market: Week One.  Rocco Moretto Post 2348, 31-35  41st Street
Flushing – Noon to 5:30 p.m. – Christmas in the Garden.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
Flushing - 1 to 5 p.m.  2019 Annual Holly Tour: Holiday Historic Houses. Queens Historical Society, 14 37th Avenue
Flushing – 1 to 5 p.m. – Holiday Market.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Flushing - 1 to 5 p.m. – Holly Tour 2019.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Bayside - 4 to 8 p.m.- Annual Holiday Party.  Bayside Historic Society, 208 Totten Avenue
Astoria  – 5:30 p.m. – 7th Annual “Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration”.  Great Lawn in Astoria Park
Glendale – 5:45 p.m. – Christmas Tree Lighting.  Plaza on Myrtle & Cooper Avenues
Forest Hills – 6 p.m. – Post 1424 Auxiliary Holiday Party.  American Legion Post 1424, 107-51 Metropolitan Avenue

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December 6th, 2019 at 10:10 am

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Morning Buzz: Queens child molester out on bail strikes again, Wilpons in talks to sell the Mets

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Thursday, December 5

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 41.

Top Stories
• Two men were stabbed in a brawl between five homeless individuals outside a subway station in the Lower East Side last night.

• A gunman killed two and inured another another before taking his own life at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

• First Lady Melania Trump took to Twitter to criticize a professor who brought up her teenage son during yesterday’s impeachment hearings.

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Annual Holiday Party  Sun Dec 8th 4-8pm Please join Bayside Historical Society for our annual holiday celebration. Tickets  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave, Bayside
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Queens News
• An accused child molester who was bailed out by a charity after an incident in Woodhaven was caught striking again in Jamaica.

• The Wilpons are in talks to sell up to 80 percent of the New York Mets to billionaire Steve Cohen.

• The Queens Community House has a new literacy program named after the sister of a Forest Hills native and former Treasury Secretary under Obama.

Politics
• Advocates are critical of a plan to allow package delivery by e-bikes in Manhattan while cracking down on food delivery workers who do the same.

• The NYPD has named its first black chief of detectives in a shakeup of top brass.

Entertainment
• Now we can all move on! Justin Timberlake has apologized for holding hands with his “Palmer” costar Alisha Wainwright outside a Big Easy bar.

• Slate’s book critic runs down the ten best books of 2019.

Buzzing Back

• In 1968, a banquet to celebrate this Rolling Stones’ new album comes to an abrupt end when a pie-throwing fight breaks out.

• In 1932, Little Richard is born in Macon, Georgia. In 1955, he released his first single, which would be hailed as “the birth of rock and roll”.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Post says the purchase of the Mets by billionaire Steve Cohen is the Yankees’ worst nightmare.

• An op-ed writer argues in the Glendale Register the pardon of a Navy SEAL will only encourage military members to take care of bad seeds themselves.

In the Blogs
• Tour six historic houses around Flushing this weekend during #HollyTour2019.

• There will be a free public training session on dealing with an opioid overdose today at Borough Hall.

Trending in New York
#spotifywrapped
#FakeOutrage
#ThursdayThoughts
#ThursdayMotivation
#BeBestMyAss

Scoreboard
• The Nets (11-10) topped the Hawks, 130-118.

• The Knicks (4-17) host the Denver nuggets at MSG. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• The Bears (6-6) host the Cowboys (6-6) on Thursday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. The Bears at three-point favorites.

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Breakfast with St. Nick  Sun Dec 8th 10:30am – 1:30pm Includes hot breakfast and meet & greet with Santa! $15-$17. Tickets: 718-326-2185 or [email protected]  St. Stan’s, 61-17 Grand Avenue, Maspeth
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Real Estate
Co-ops vs. Condos: a local realtor breaks down the important differences in the Forest Hills Times.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Dec 7th 1-3pm. 63-57 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village- 1 family home across from Juniper Park. 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, fireplace, large patio. Close to all. $1.158M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Dec 8th 12-1:30pm. 83-85 Woodhaven Blvd Apt 1P, Woodhaven - 2 BR co-op w/ low monthly maintenance, all utilities included. 2 cats allowed, no dogs. $235,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,200-square-foot co-op apartment at 18-15 215th Street in Bay Terrace for $651,000.

Style & Fashion
• Away’s new soothing pop-up shop in Williamsburg will help you find the perfect gift without all of the usual stress of holiday shopping.

• The weather has turned, which means you’re going to need a warm pair of gloves. Here’s where to find 15 classic looks starting at $27.

Events
LIC - 8:30 a.m. – Groundbreaking Ceremony. Innolabs, One Court Square

Floral Park – 12:30 p.m. – State Senator John Liu joins community leaders to announce Reading Garden project moving forward. Bellrose Playground, 85th Ave. & 248th St.

• Kew Gardens – 10 a.m. – Free Opioid Overdose Training Event. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Elmhurst - 5 p.m. – Elected officials take part in 5th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration. Veterans Grove Playground, Whitney & 43rd Avenues

• Rego Park – 5:30 to 7 p.m. – State Senator Joe Addabbo Mobile Office Hours. Queens Library, 91-41 63rd Dr.

Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m.  Community Board 2 Meeting. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.

LIC - 7 p.m. – Major League Wrestling: 2019 Opera Cup Tournament. Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33rd St.

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Ghouls of Yule: A Ghost Story Reading. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Howard Beach – Community Board 10 Meeting. Old Mill Yacht Club, 163-15 Cross Bay Blvd.

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December 5th, 2019 at 9:48 am

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Morning Buzz: 7 train signal tech failed during snowstorm, Google co-founders step down

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Wednesday, December 4

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 41 degrees.

Top Stories
• House Democrats released a scathing impeachment report accusing Trump of abusing his presidency for political gain.

Google’s co-founders are stepping down from management roles at Alphabet, and Google’s top executive will take their place.

• Governor Cuomo has signed legislation strengthening tenant protections against landlord harassment.

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Major League Wrestling: 2019 Opera Cup Tournament Thurs Dec 5th 7pm MLW presents the 2019 Opera Cup Tournament and MLW Fusion TV taping. Tickets. Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33rd St., LIC.
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Queens News
• The new subway signal technology on the 7 line failed during Monday’s snowstorm.

• A 55-year-old man pleaded guilty to stabbing a Far Rockaway victim to death with an ice pick.

• Victims of the sewage backup flooding in South Ozone Park are now seeking federal aid.

Politics
• California Senator Kamala Harris, once in the top tier of presidential candidates, has dropped her 2020 bid.

• A Bronx assemblyman running for Congress pleaded for campaign donations on Giving Tuesday, a day meant for charitable contributions.

Entertainment
Kristin Chenoweth will star in a comedy series currently in the works at Disney Plus.

• It’s the end of an era: Willie Nelson has quit smoking weed due to breathing problems.

Buzzing Back

• In 1961, this song by Gene Chandler is released, becoming a #1 US hit by February 1962 and would wind up selling over a million copies worldwide.

• In 1949, actor Jeff Bridges is born in Los Angeles. He starred as “The Dude” in this 1998 cult classic.

Opinion
• USA Today says the absence of Team Trump at impeachment hearings is a damning argument in itself.

• The Post says the Trump campaign denying media access to Bloomberg LP reporters is actually Bloomberg’s fault.

In the Blogs
• Queens Borough Hall is hosting another opioid overdose training at Health + Hospitals/Queens in Jamaica.

• Don’t miss the tree lighting ceremony in Middle Village on December 6.

Trending in New York
#NunesGotCaught
McKinsey
Iowa
#SJUBB
Boeheim

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (18-6-2) fell to the Montreal Canadiens, 4-2.

• The Nets (10-10) visit the Atlanta Hawks at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (7-2) topped Saint Peter’s, 79-69.

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Christmas in the Garden Sun Dec 8th 12-5:30pm Get into the holiday spirit with fun for the whole family! Free! Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
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Real Estate
• Pirate Studios signed a lease for a nearly 14,000-square-foot space in Ridgewood, good for sixth on this list.

• For Sale - 225-06 88th Avenue #38-3, Queens Village - 600 s/f co-op has 2 BRs, 1 bath.  HOA fee of $681 per month.  $ 219,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• For Sale -25-64 34th Street, Astoria – Huge 2 family home w/driveway & 2 car garage.  3 BR apt over 2 BR apt, plus full finished basement w/ 2 baths. Pvt yard.  $1.9M. Lou Pastorini. 917-797-7567. 

• Sold – Glendale – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,312-square-foot house at 77-55 78th Street for $700,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Goldman Sachs will launch new technology-based products and services on Amazon’s cloud next year.

Cyber Monday online sales hit a record $9.4 billion, boosted by a late-night spending spree.

Events
Forest Hills - 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Blood Drive. LIJ Forest Hills Hospital, 102-01 66th Rd., 8th Floor.

Corona – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – New York Mets host Kids Holiday Party. Foxwoods Club at Citi Field, 41 Seaver Way.

East Elmhurst – 11:30 a.m. – LaGuardia Airport 80th anniversary celebration. Terminal A, 1 Marine Terminal Rd.

Flushing – 2 p.m. – NYC Emergency Management presents 7th annual Ready New York Senior Center of the Year Award. Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd.

Corona – 6 to 11 p.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year Award Dinner. Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St.

• LIC – 6 p.m. – 12th Annual Theresa Mona Adams Holiday Tree Lighting. Vernon Mall, Vernon Blvd btwn 50th & 51st avenues.

Flushing – 7 p.m. – The Nutcracker: The Salzburg Marionettes Theatre (Austria). Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

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December 4th, 2019 at 9:51 am

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Morning Buzz: Queens residents call out Mayor for massive sewage spill, Drunk driver plays bumper cars with police fleet.

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Tuesday, December 3

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 39 degrees.

Top Stories
• The FBI will look into FaceApp, which it labels a potential counterintelligence threat, and asses if it was used by Russia to interfere with elections.

• A statue of Rosa Parks was unveiled in Montgomery, Alabama, marking the 64th anniversary of the civil rights pioneer’s arrest for refusing to give up her bus seat.

• The U.S. aimed several protectionist trade actions toward longtime allies, including Brazil and Argentina.

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Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Snowflake & Tree Lighting  Tues Dec 3rd 6pm  Featuring the Sunnyside Drum Corps!  Joe Sabba Park, 50th Street & Queens Blvd, Sunnyside
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Queens News
• Residents in South Ozone Park blast Mayor De Balsio’s response to a clogged sewer main that flooded more than 80 basements.

• A drunk driver in Maspeth was arrested after turning an NYPD fleet into a gameof bumper cars.

• The relatives of a convicted murderer insulted his victim during a sentencing hearing.

Politics
• The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments in a major Second Amendment case which questions a NYC gun transport law.

• Donald Trump’s campaign asserted it will no longer give press credentials to Bloomberg reporters for campaign events citing “coverage biases.”

Entertainment
• Robert De Niro is defending Anna Paquin’s seven-word role as his daughter in “The Irishman.”

• Musician Questlove will make his directorial debut with a documentary about the historical Harlem Cultural Festival.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971 The Montreaux Casino caught fire and burned during a show by Frank Zappa And The Mothers of Invention.  It was later immortalized by Deep Purple’s1973 hit, “Smoke on the Water“.

• In 1980 movie actress Jenna Dewan is born in Hartford, CT.  Before her acting, she was a back up dancer for such groups as NSYNC and Pink.

Opinion
• Rolling Stone ponders why Spotify’s new tool Marquee toes the line between advertising and pay-for-play.

• A Slate writer discusses how AI (artificial intelligence) could change the waypeople experience religion.

In the Blogs
• The “All Misfits Welcome Here’ winter market takes place in Court Square this weekend.

• There are plenty of tree lightings around Queens to get you in the holiday spirit this year.

Trending in New York
• #blackwidowtrailer
• #GivingTuesday2019
• #TuesdayThoughts
• #ROCtheDay
• #TuesdayMotivation

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (13-10-3) fell to the Vegas Golden Knights, 1 to 4.

• The Islanders (18-5-2) crushed the Detroit Red Wings, 4 to 0.

• The Knicks (4-17) lost to the Milwaukee Bucks, 88 to 132.

• The Islanders head to Montreal to take on the Canadiens at 7 p.m.

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Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Blood Drive  Wed Dec 4th 7am-7pm  Your donation will help to save up to THREE lives!  Our community hospitals need your help. Please share this life saving gift.  Call 718-925-6600 for more info.  102-01 66th Road – 8th Flr, Forest Hills
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a four-story school building on Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst.

• For Sale – Whitestone – Ranch style corner property home offers 3 BRs, 2 full bath, FDR, LR, EIK w/ SS appliances, full famished basement w/ separate entrance.  $899,000. Carollo Real Estate. 718-747-7747 

• For Sale – 52-36 62nd Street, Maspeth – Detached one family in Maspeth Plateau features 3 BRs, 2 bath, fully finished basement, modern kitchen, pvt yard, detached garage.  $899,000. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• Sold – LIC – A six-bedroom, six-bathroom, 2,646 square-foot home at 3710 23rd Ave. for $1,700,000. Zillow.

Technology
• IKEA has been working to redesign simulated Mars habitats with Earth-based research facility, Fast Company.

• Scientists have found that endangered coral reefs could be potentially be savedwith the use of sounds from healthy reefs.

Events
Jamaica – 3:30 p.m. – Swearing in of Judge Phil Hom to NY Supreme Court. Queens Civil Court Courtroom 101, 89-17 Sutphin Blvd.

Sunnyside – 6 p.m. – Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Snowflake & Tree Lighting.  Joe Sabba Park, 50th Street & Queens Blvd.

LIC – 6 p.m. – LIC Lights Up! A Holiday Celebration of Lights.  Hunters Point Community Park, 48th Avenue & Vernon Blvd.

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Morning Buzz: Raw sewage floods South Ozone Park basements, Off-duty firefighter charged with drunk driving

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Monday, December 2
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow operations.
Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Rain mixed in with some snow in the afternoon. High of 42 degrees.

Top Stories
• A deadly winter storm hit the northeast, cancelling hundreds of flights and delaying travelers heading home. New York could see three inches of snow.

• New York’s Public Campaign Financing Commission released its final report, setting up a possible vote by state lawmakers.

Shelley Morrison, who played Rosario on “Will & Grace,” has passed away at age 83.

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Winter Lights Festival Mon Dec 2nd Santa Claus! Raffles! Entertainment! Donations to food pantries! TWO LOCATIONS! 43rd Ave. & 44th St. @ 5pm; Skillman Ave. & 48th St. @ 6pm., Sunnyside.
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Queens News
• A raw sewage spill has left hundreds of basements flooded in South Ozone Park, frustrating residents.

• An off-duty FDNY firefighter was charged with drunk driving after he was found sleeping in his car on the side of the Belt Parkway.

• A bank robber trying to escape police fell from an elevated subway platform in Astoria.

Politics
• The White House will not participate in the House Judiciary Committee’s first impeachment hearing.

• On his first day on the job, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea preached prevention, professionalism and respect for officers.

Entertainment
• NBC responded to claims of a toxic workplace at “America’s Got Talent” and say they’re now working with Gabrielle Union.

Weekend Box Office
Frozen II: $85 million
Knives Out: $27 million
Ford v Ferrari: $13 million
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: $11.8 million
Queen & Slim: $11.7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1972, this song by The Temptations gave the Motown group their fourth US #1 song.

• In 1983, football player Aaron Rodgers is born in Chico, CA. In 2011, he led the Green Bay Packers to victory in Super Bowl XLV.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the NYPD is relaxing its body camera policy, but doesn’ttake it far enough.

• Gavin Newsham writes in the Post that a move to ban kids from playing tackle football is based on fear, not facts.

In the Blogs
• Assemblyman David Weprin is teaming up with a local middle school for a holiday toy drive.

• You can tour six historic Flushing landmarks next weekend as part of #HollyTour2019.

Trending in New York
#WorldAIDSDay
#Watchmen
#90DayFiance
#MrRobot
Shelley Morrison

Scoreboard
• The Giants (2-10) were routed by the Green Bay Packers, 31-13.

• The Jets (4-8) fell to the previously winless Cincinnati Bengals, 22-6

• The Knicks (4-16) lost to the Boston Celtics, 113-104. They head to Milwaukee to face the Bucks at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (10-10) dropped a close game to the Miami Heat, 109-106.

• The Rangers (13-9-3) host the Vegas Golden Knights at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (17-5-2) visit the Detroit Red Wings. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

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Stefani Forever Foundation Fund Raising Event Tues Dec 3rd 7-9:30pm Live music, raffles, appetizers & drinks. RSVP via text 718-309-9133. West Side Tennis Club, 1 Tennis Pl., Forest Hills.
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Real Estate
• Alma Realty has nabbed $107 million in refinancing for a trio of apartment buildings in Far Rockaway.

• For Sale - 69-21 Fleet Street, Forest Hills – Detached brick w/ 4/5 BRs, separate 2 car garage, EIK, FDR wood burning fireplace, finished basement, nice backyard. $1.699M.  Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303 

• For Sale - 60-43 77th Place, Middle Village – Renovated two family brick has open modern kitchen , new full bath.  1st flr has LR, and FDR.  2nd flr is a 1 BR apt w/ modern kitchen.  Large covered terrace plus extra attic storage.  $878,000. Lou Pastorini  917-797-7567 

• Sold – St. Albans – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,274-square-foot house at 115-54 200th Street for $475,000. Zillow.

Events
Woodside - 3 to 5 p.m. – Classic Movie Mondays: “Marty” (1955). Sunnyside Plays, 43-09 48th Ave.

 Sunnyside – 5 p.m. – Winter Lights Festival. 43rd Ave. & 44th St.

Sunnyside – 6 p.m. – Winter Lights Festival. Skillman Ave. & 48th St.

Maspeth - 6:30 p.m. – Friends of the Maspeth Library Group Meeting. 69-70 Grand Ave.

Queens Village – 9 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attends Queens County Democratic Party’s holiday party. Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd.

 

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Zara Realty

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Friday, November 29

Weather
• Partly cloudy and milder winds. High of 46 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Ronald McDonald balloon had to be removed from the Thanksgiving Parade early due to partial deflation and a rogue Nutcracker balloon pummeled a parade marcher to the ground.

• Nearly 40 people were killed in Iraq, on one of the bloodiest days of anti-government protests.

• President Trump made an unannounced visit to the troops in Afghanistan, declaring he reopened peace talks with the Taliban.

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Myrtle Avenue BID Holiday Celebration  Sat Nov 30th 12-3pm  Live Holiday Music, Holiday Lights and Holiday Savings!  Many stores open late. Free candy canes (while supplies last).   71st Avenue Plaza, just off Forest & Myrtle Avenues, Ridgewood
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Queens News
• Police are looking for two men who robbed a Walgreens at gunpoint in LIC.

• Shoppers are already lining up outside of JCPenny at the Queens Center Mallfor Black Friday Deals.

• Jackson Heights native Lucy Liu first started making art as a teenager in Queens. Now, she has taken her art to new levels.

Politics
• NPR gives us the real story of why we celebrate Thanksgiving on the third Thursday in November.

• The Bloomberg campaign swiped a top staffer from opponent Kamala Harris.

Entertainment
• Social media platform TikTok lifted its ban on a U.S. teen who shared a viral video criticizing China.

• Jennifer Aniston hosted her annual Friendsgiving feast, and she made a special dish just for Jimmy Kimmel.

Buzzing Back

• In 2001 George Harrison, lead guitarist for The Beatles, dies.

• In 1976 movie & TV actress Anna Faris is born in Baltimore, MD.  In 2013, she landed the lead role in this CBS comedy.

Opinion
• TIME discusses the extinction of the small American farmer.

• Do Democrats have a better alternative to impeachment? CNN says they do.

In the Blogs
• What are Astoria residents most thankful for? We Heart Astoria is letting you know.

• A beloved natural food store in LIC will close next month over an dispute with its landlord who wants to raise rent.

Trending in New York
• #NCT127TODAY
• #BlackFriday2019
• #SummertimeShootout3
• #IfWomenWereMenForADay
• Unai Emery

Scoreboard
NFL THANKSGIVING LINEUP:

  The Bears (6-6) beat out the Detroit Lions (3-8-1), 24 to 20.

The Buffalo Bills (9-3) topped the Dallas Cowboys (6-6), 26 to 15.
The Atlanta Falcons (3-9) fell to the New Orleans Saints (10-2), 26 to 18.

• Giants end Zak DeOssie’s career by putting him on injury reserve.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (4-14) host the Philadelphia 76ers at 7:30 p.m.
• The Nets (9-9) host the Boston Celtics at 12 p.m.
• The Rangers (12-9-2) take on the Boston Bruins at 1 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers cross the bridge into Jersey to face the Devils at 1 p.m.
• The Islanders (16-5-2) come up against the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Knicks host the Boston Celtics at 3:30 p.m.
• The Nets take on the Miami Heat at 3 p.m.
• The Giants (2-9) face the Green Bay Packers at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (4-7) head to Cincinnati to play the Bengals at 1 p.m.

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Christmas Market and Concert  Sun Dec 1st  12-5pm  Preview Christmas decorations, purchase stocking stuffers and enjoy the seasonal sounds of Eden Lane Trio.  Free…Donations appreciated.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue, Ridgewood
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Real Estate
• A map of the best holiday displays in NYC this year, featuring “Santa’s Corner” in Clearview.

• For Sale - 68-28 65th Street, Glendale – Renovated 2 family near all shopping, transportation and nightlife.  6 BRs, 3 bath total. Renovated kitchen w/ SS appliances, hardwood floors, plenty of closet space. Finished basement w. huge office, full bath & extra storage space. 1 car garage.  $1.199M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• For Sale – Flushing – Tudor style home w/ 1 BR, large LR w/fireplace, FDR, EIK w/ SS appliances & office space on 1st flr. 2nd flr has 3 BRs, 1 full bath.  3rd level features a stand-up attic w/ 1/2 bath.  $1.33M. Carollo Real Estate. 718-747-7747 

• Sold – Glendale – A four-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,305 square-foot home at 7812 75th St. for $649,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• A Queens food truck, specializing in Tijuana-style tacos, got a rare review from a New York Times food critic.

• We Heart Astoria’s list of restaurants with cozy, enclosed or heated up patios to stay warm in this winter.

Restaurant ABC’s – Hunters Point
Grade A – Zoe’s Place, 3879 10th St. Cold food item held above 41º F, Thawing procedures improper, Accurate thermometer not provided.
Grade B – Sushi X, 4715 Northern Blvd. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored
Grade C – Friendly Restaurant, 1205 40th St. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F,  Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Evidence of mice, Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container, Facility not vermin proof,  Mechanical or natural ventilation system not provided.

Events
Bayside - 11 a.m. to Noon – Black Friday Hike: The Alley Giant.  Alley Pond Park Adventure Center, 2161 Cloverdale Blvd.

Astoria – Noon – Family Matinee: Toy Story 4.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue

Rego Park – 7 to 9 p.m. – Adult Paint & Sip: Lucky Elephant.  La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.

Astoria – 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. – Black Friday Black Light Party.  Katch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Avenue

Saturday
Astoria – Noon to 3 p.m. – Santa at Steinway Holiday Market.  Steinway Street Municipal Pkg Lot #2, Broadway & 31st Avenue
Ridgewood – Noon to 3 p.m. – Myrtle Ave BID Holiday Celebration.  71st Ave Plaza off Forest & Myrtle Avenues
Astoria - Noon to 5 p.m. – Q.E.D.’s Anual Holiday Craft Bazaar.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave
LIC - Noon to 7 p.m. – Queens Craft Brigade x Fifth Hammer Brewing Market. 1028 46th Avenue
Astoria - 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Historic New York: The Hell Gate Waterway.  Astoria Park Pkg Lot, 19th Street & Hoyt Avenue
Flushing – 3 p.m. – Remembering Yang Song. 135-32 40th Rd.
Glendale – 6 to 8 p.m. – Annual Tree Lighting Celebration.  The Shops @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Ave.
Glendale – 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.  Karaoke Night.  The Avenue, 71-22 Myrtle Avenue
Rego Park - 7 to 10 p.m.  Mustache Bash Fundriser. Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

Sunday
Glendale - 8 a.m. to Noon – Kiwanis Club of Glendale Pancake Breakfast $7.  St. Pancras Pfeifer Hall, 68-02 Myrtle Avenue
Corona – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – The World’s Fair Adventure Quest.  Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Ridgewood - Noon to 5 p.m. – Christmas Market & Concert.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue
Jamaica – 3 to 4:15 p.m. – Sunday Concerts presents “GroundStone” playing classic hits of doowop, Motown and soul eras of the 50s-70s.  Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Woodside – 6 p.m. – Woodside Annual Tree Lighting.  Sgt Collins Park, Broadway & 59th Street

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December 2nd, 2019 at 9:05 am

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Morning Buzz: Airport workers stage die-in protest at JFK, Dog sitter caught stealing on camera

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Wednesday, November 27

Weather
• Cloudy in the morning and showers in the afternoon. High of 56 degrees.

Top Stories
• The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled its first impeachment hearing, and invited Trump to attend in person.

• A winter storm cutting across the country is causing travel delays and headaches ahead of Thanksgiving.

• The New York City Council voted to ban flavored e-cigarettes and approved new regulations on parking placards.

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Queens News
• Airport caterers staged a die-in and protest at JFK Airport over airline wagesand benefits.

• A dog sitter was caught on camera stealing from her client’s home in Long Island City.

• Some Long Island City residents are urging Governor Cuomo to support a challenger to Senator Mike Gianaris.

Politics
• Mayor Pete Buttigieg has leapfrogged Senator Elizabeth Warren in the latestDemocratic primary poll.

• City Council Speaker Corey Johnson scolded Mayor de Blasio for his commentson Mike Bloomberg.

Entertainment
• A revival of “The Proud Family” is reportedly coming to Disney+ in 2020.

• Elizabeth Banks will direct and star in the Universal horror movie “Invisible Woman.”

Buzzing Back

• In 1989, Stevie Wonder joins Paul McCartney on stage in Los Angeles to debut their 1982 duet.

• In 1942, Jimi Hendrix is born in Seattle. He joined the Army in 1959, but was honorably discharged in 1961 after an injury exempted him from duty.

Opinion
• The Wall Street Journal says if Bloomberg LP can’t cover both parties equally, they shouldn’t cover the election at all.

• The Post says cynical insiders exploited the state’s campaign reformcommission.

In the Blogs
Frank M. Charles Memorial Park in Howard Beach recently completed a much-needed renovation.

• The Queens Botanical Garden has a new board member from Con Edison.

Trending in New York
Duke
Abel
Godfrey Gao
#EpicCelebrityCageMatch
Goldlink

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (4-13) head to Toronto to face the Raptors at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (9-8) visit the Boston Celtics for a 7 p.m. matchup.

• The Rangers (11-9-2) host the Carolina Hurricanes at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (16-4-2) travel to Los Angeles to play the Kings. Puck drops at 10 p.m.

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Annual Tree Lighting Celebration Sat Nov 30th 6-8pm Experience the magic of the season and join us for our tree lighting celebration. Holiday music, face painters, strolling entertainment and lot of fun! A special visit from Santa for the kids. The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale.
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Real Estate
• New York City has seen a decline in eviction proceedings since the passage of New York’s rent laws.

• For Sale – 60-43 77th Place, Middle Village – Renovated 2 family brick includes open modern kitchen, full bath, LR, FDR, covered terrace, finished basement w/ storage.  1 BR apt upstairs w/ modern kitchen.  $878,000. Lou Pastorini. 917-797-7567

• For Rent – Glendale – Beautiful 2 BR apt features open concept w/ large LR, EIK w/dishwasher, dining area, full bath, den/family room. Apt includes washer/dryer, yard access and 1 garage pkg space. Water is included.  $3,000/month. Carollo Rentals 71-366-6636  ID # 136267

• Sold – Auburndale – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, single-family house at 46-522 Utopia Parkway for $940,000. Zillow.

Business News
SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan has resigned, marking the end of a tumultuous year.

• AC Moore is going out of business and will close 145 of its arts-and-crafts stores.

Events
Middle Village – 9 a.m. – Middle Village Thanksgiving Day Parade. PS/IS 87, 67-54 80th St.

Astoria – 5:30 p.m. – Thanksgiving Dinner. Church of the Redeemer, 30-14 Crescent St.

Glendale – 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. – Pre-Thanksgiving Party. Yerman’s Irish Pub, 70-26 88th St.

Rego Park – 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. – Thanksgiving Eve Party. Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

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November 27th, 2019 at 9:19 am

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