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Morning Buzz: Queens Village blaze, Jackson Heights sexual assault.

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Tuesday, Oct 15Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Succoth.
Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Clear skies with a high of 64.

Top Stories
• A former Fort Worth police officer was charged with murder after fatally shooting a woman in her home.

• City Hall says the jail population is expected to drop to 3,300 by 2026 from its current number over 7,000.

• A community reacts after young children find their mother dead in the Bronx.

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Democratic Debate Watch Party  Tues Oct 15th 7:30pm  Join us for a sure-to-be-hilarious viewing of the 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate where comedians add their two cents throughout the event. $10   Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Queens News
• Five people were injured in an early morning blaze that broke out in a Queens Village home yesterday.

• A gay man in Jackson Heights recalled a violent attack stemming from a stranger’s sexually-motivated request.

• Tampons are a civil right, says a former detainee in Long Island City who is suing the city for a lack of tampons or pads.

Politics
• Biden takes on Trump with a sweeping ethics plan, amid a push back over Ukraine.

• Bolton wanted White House lawyers alerted to Ukrainian efforts, calling it a ‘drug deal,’ according to a witness.

Entertainment
Dancing With the Stars pulled a shocking stunt on Disney night.

AMC Theaters will launch its own on-demand service for renting and buying digital films.

Buzzing Back

• In 1988 UB40 was enjoying the top tune in America with a reggae version of this song, which was originally recorded in 1968 by this singer.

• In 1943 actress & director Penny Marshall is born in NYC.  After playing Laverne DeFazio on this sitcom, she went on to direct this movie starring this actor.

Opinion
From the left – NBA vs. China: The League is Bravely Defending Free Speech — and That’s a Game Changer

From the right – ABC News’ ‘slaughter in Syria’ footage appears to come from a Kentucky gun range.

In the Blogs
• Today, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer will host his 10th annual Hispanic & Latinx Leadership Awards at Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside.

• The Jackson Heights street where the late State Senator Jose Peralta lived will forever bear his name.

Trending in New York
• Lions
• Aaron Rodgers
• Packers
• #DETvsGB
• Green Bay

Scoreboard
• In a third period comeback, the Islanders (3-3-0) defeated the St. Louis Blues in overtime, 3-2.

• The Yankees (1-1) host Game 3 tonight against the Houston Astros. Bronx will be cheering starting at 4:08 p.m.

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A Night at the Races  Sat Oct 19th 6:30pm  Enjoy a night of socializing and racing fun! Complimentary coffee, tea & dessert. Bring your own beverages & snacks.  Call 718-326-1585 or email for tickets.  St. Stan’s Academy Gym, 61-17 Grand Avenue, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• The Real Deal shares the top ten largest real estate projects coming to New York City.

• For Sale – 225-06 88th Ave #38-3, Queens Village – 600 s/f brick co-op offers 2 BRs, 1 bath in garden-like setting.  HOA fees of $681.  $219,000 CB Kueber 718-628-0100 

• For Rent - Glendale – Spacious 2BR apt features LR, DR, EIK w/ updated oven & fridge, hardwood flooring, heat and hot water included.  $2,000/mo. Carollo Realty. 718-366-6636 ID #1358665

• Sold – Elmont – Well maintained four bedroom, two full baths, Cape Style home at 10 Albany Street for $519,000. Crifasi Realty

Technology
• Forget Snapchat’s Spectacles, these new glasses may revolutionize the digital eyewear industry.

Fortnite’s servers are still down, with just the black hole looming, but it appears that the game may return soon.

Events• Springfield Gardens – 9 a.m. – Donovan Richards presents capital funding grants to two schools in District 31. 143-10 Springfield Blvd.

• Jamaica – 11 a.m. – Parks and city officials Ground breaking at Norelli Hargreaves Playground, Van Wyck Expressway and 142nd Street.

Jamaica – 3:30 p.m. – Announcement regarding JFK Redevelopment Program. 33 Jamaica Ave.

Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – 10th Annual Hispanic and Latinx Leadership Awards. Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave.

 Kew Gardens – 6:30 p.m. – The Charter Revision Commission holds an info session on its ballot proposals. Queens Borough Hall, Helen Marshall Cultural Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

LIC – 7 p.m. – Meeting with the Dept. of Transportation and Queens Commissioner Nicole Garcia.  NY Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Avenue

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Democratic Debate Watch party.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

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October 15th, 2019 at 9:14 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by The Law Office of Dennis Dowd

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Monday, October 14
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Columbus Day.
Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 72 degrees.

Top Stories
• Syria’s Kurdish population is looking to Assad for protection after the U.S. announced it is pulling out of northern Syria.

• A Bronx mother was stabbed to death with a screwdriver while her children slept in the next room.

• New York City is projecting its jail population to drop to 3,300 by 2026, 700 fewer than previous estimates.

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The Amazing Maize Maze  Mon Oct 14th 11am-4:30pm Enjoy getting lost in NYC’s only corn maze shaped like the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows! Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Glen Oaks.
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Queens News
• A Broad Channel cyclist was fatally struck by an SUV driver at an intersection where locals long wanted a traffic light.

• A flight from Newark to Orlando was diverted to JFK Airport due to a smoke condition in the cockpit.

• The Rolling Loud Festival in Queens removed five performers over the weekend for “public safety concerns.”

Politics
• Hunter Biden is stepping down from the board of a Chinese private equity firmfollowing attacks from Trump.

Cuomo has jumped into the Mother Cabrini statue battle, pledging to support the memorial.

Entertainment
• Rapper DMX canceled his shows and checked himself into rehab.

Weekend Box Office
Joker (2019): $55 million
The Addams Family (2019): $30 million
Gemini Man: $20 million
Abominable: $6 million
Downton Abbey: $4.9 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1957, although it was banned by some radio stations for suggestive lyrics, this song by The Everly Brothers reach the top of the Billboard chart.

• In 1927, actor Roger Moore is born in London. In 1973, he replaced this actor as this character.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the House should hold an official vote on impeachment.

• The Times endorses the plan to shut down Rikers and build four new community jails.

In the Blogs
• A western Queens pol is honoring local Hispanic and Latinx leaders on Tuesday.

• DOT reps are speaking to residents at the Hunters Point Civic Association this week.

Trending in New York
#SuccessionHBO
Verlander
Chargers
Cowboys
#90DayFiance

Scoreboard
• The Yankees lost to the Houston Astros in walk-off fashion, 3-2, to tie the ALCS at one apiece.

• With Sam Darnold back, the Jets (1-4) notched their first win of the season over the Dallas Cowboys, 24-22.

• The Islanders (2-3-0) host the St. Louis Blues at 1 p.m.

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Flux Takeover!  Sat Oct 19th 12-4pm Join us for an adventurous afternoon of performance, experimentation and play. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC.
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Real Estate
• The tallest skyscraper in Queens, Skyline Tower, has topped out at 778 feet.

• For Sale – 34 Millbrook Drive, Stonybrook – Turnkey 4b 2.5 ba colonial.  Open floor plan with many new updates.  $549,000 Taxes $11,400 Three Village School District.  Go to website for more pictures.  Call 917-682-2488 for appointment.

• For Rent – 77-34 Austin Street #4M, Forest Hills – Large 1BR in rent-stabilized building has dated EIK and bath, pet friendly, close to subway & buses, LIRR, shopping & dining.  $1,948/month. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303 

• Sold – Jamaica – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,248-square-foot house at 106-18 142nd Street for $770,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday afternoon, 25-year-old off-duty police officer Hyun Kim was arrested within the confines of the 109th Precinct. He was charged with two counts of menacing.

Events
Sunnyside – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Sunnyside Community Services Street Festival. Greenpoint Ave btwn 42nd & 48th street.

Ridgewood – 10:30 a.m. – Ridgewood Tenants Union rallies in response to increase in homelessness, respond to Glendale shelter hearing. Food Bazaar Supermarket, 1590 Gates Ave.

• Glen Oaks – 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – The Amazing Maize Maze. Queens County Farms, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.

Flushing – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.- Pumpkin Patch. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.

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

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October 14th, 2019 at 9:13 am

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Morning Buzz: Homeless man attacks boy in Kew Gardens, AOC gets primary challenge from Bronx councilman

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Friday, October 11

Weather
• Cloudy with a slight chance of showers. High of 59. Partly cloudy all weekend with a high of 69 degrees.

Top Stories
• Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace Prize.

• Democrats have subpoenaed Energy Secretary Rick Perry for documents in the impeachment inquiry.

• A City Council committee voted to prevent new jails from being built on Rikers Island after the current complex closes in 2026.

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Youth Tennis Clinic Sun Oct 13th 12-3pm This free event will focus on tennis techniques. Youth ages 8-13 will be able to build their skills in the supervised environment. No experience necessary. Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Ave., Flushing.
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Queens News
• A homeless man was arrested for an unprovoked attack on a 6-year-old boyin Kew Gardens.

• The mother of the infant stabbed by a worker at the Flushing “birth tourism” site is suing the owners for $10 million.

• A Queens woman charged with the overdose death of a man is being chargedwith another overdose death.

Politics
• Bronx Councilman Fernando Cabrera will also challenge Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the primary.

• Longtime Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey won’t seek reelection in 2020.

Entertainment
• Drew Barrymore will headline and executive produce a syndicated daytime talk show for CBS.

• Jenna Dewan’s newest gig is hosting “Flirty Dancing,” a new dancing-dating show on Fox.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971, this song by John Lennon, considered one of the most influential songs of the 20th century, is released.

• In 1946, rock singer Daryl Hall is born in Pottstown, PA. In 2007, he started “Live from Daryl’s House” a free monthly web show, which features a diverse mix of veteran’s in the music industry.

Opinion
• USA Today says China’s business bullying is reaching new heights with the NBA tweet controversy.

• The Post wonders whether de Blasio and Carranza will put their ideology on charter schools ahead of children’s dreams.

In the Blogs
• The annual Halloween Essay and Drawing contest in northeast Queens is back.

• Three Queens residents were honored for donating their hair to a nonprofit that serves cancer patients.

Trending in New York
#ElCamino
#LightsUp
#DayoftheGirl
#FridayThoughts
#ComingOutDay

Scoreboard
• The Houston Astros topped the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-1, to advance to the ALCS to face the Yankees.

• The Giants (2-4) fell to the New England Patriots, 35-14.

• Elena Delle Donne led the Washington Mystics to their first WNBA title.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Islanders (1-2-0) face the Carolina Hurricanes on the road at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Yankees head to Houston to face the Astros for Game 1 at 8:08 p.m.
• The Rangers (2-0-0) host the Edmonton Oilers at 1 p.m.
• The Islanders welcome the Florida Panthers to Nassau Coliseum at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Yankees take on the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. First pitch is at 8:08 p.m.
• The Jets (0-4) seek their first win at home against the Dallas Cowboys at 4:25 p.m.

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Fall Festival Sat Oct 12th 12-3pm Celebrate fall with crafts, games, music, live entertainment, pumpkins and more! Victory Field, Forest Park, Woodhaven Blvd. & Myrtle Ave., Woodhaven.
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Real Estate
• Douglas Elliman’s third quarter sales report found median and average sales prices in Queens have reached record highs.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 12th & Sun Oct 13th 1:30-3pm. 60-32 60th Drive, Maspeth – Renovated everything – move in ready!  3 BRs, 1.5 bath, DR, full finished basement, 1 car garage.  $899,000. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-894-8700

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 13th 1-3pm. 103-12 92nd Street, Ozone Park - Three family brick on corner lot with garage offers 8 BRs, Master BRs have en suite, 5 bath, hardwood floors, backyard w/ storage shed.  $1.239M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• Sold – Ozone Park – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,216-square-foot house at 132-32 83rd Street for $635,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• An Eater critic lists Thai duck salad at Ayada in Elmhurst and duck roti at Singh’s Roti Shop in Richmond Hill among his top duck dishes.

• Popular Elmhurst banh mi restaurant Joju has expanded to another location in Midtown.

Restaurant ABC’s – Rego Park
Grade A – Sai, 95-34 Queens Blvd. – Food prepared from ingredients at ambient temperature not cooled to 41 degrees, Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade B – Kazan Mangal, 97-13 Queens Blvd. – Food not cooled by approved method, Personal cleanliness inadequate, Wiping cloths soiled.
Grade Pending – New King Garden, 62-24 Woodhaven Blvd. – Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
LICRSVP deadline for LIC BID Annual Meeting.

Elmhurst – 4 to 7 p.m. – NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. 41st Ave. between 80th and 81st streets.

Corona - 8 p.m. – I Am Tango by Tango Lovers. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.

Glendale – 10 p.m. – Barfly returns to Yerman’s Irish Pub. 70-26 88th St.

Saturday
Fresh Meadows – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Queens Fall SAFE Disposal Event. Cunningham Park, Francis Lewis Blvd. between Union Tpke. and Grand Central Pwky.
Glendale – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Play 4 Autism Halloween Family Fun Day.  The Shops @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Ave.
Flushing - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Pumpkin Patch.  Queens Botanic Gardens, 543-50 Main St.
Woodside - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – All Saints Church Pumpkin Fair.  46th St btwn Queens Blvd & 43rfd Ave.
Middle Village – Noon – Public Rosary Rally.  Juniper Valley Park North by the flagpole. (in case of rain meet @ St. Adalbert’s, 52-29 83rd St, Elmhurst)
Woodhaven – Noon to 3 p.m. – Fall Festival.  Victory Field, Woodhaven Blvd & Myrtle Ave.
LIC – Noon to 3 pm. – 400 Years of Inequality: A People’s Observance.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
Jamaica - Noon to 4 p.m. – Fall Festival 2019.  King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave.
Kew Gardens – 4 p.m. – Mathew Graybil Concert.  Celebration Hall of Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road
Glen Oaks – 4:30 to 9 p.m. – Maze by Moonlight. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Rego Park – 7 to 9 p.m. – Adult Paint & Sip: Sunflower.  La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.
Glendale - 7 to 10 p.m. – Generations Classic Rock & Roll.  Cooper Beer Garden, 8000 Cooper Ave

Sunday
Jackson Heights – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Jackson Heights Jubilee.  Junction Blvd from Roosevelt Ave to 37th Ave.
• Flushing - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Pumpkin Patch.  Queens Botanic Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
Flushing - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Harvest Fest.  Queens Botanic Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
Flushing – Noon to 3 p.m. – Youth Tennis Clinic (ages 8-13) Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Ave.
Ridgewood – Noon to 6 p.m. – Harvest Festival.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave.
Jamaica – 2 p.m. – Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll.  St John’s Marillac Hall, 8000 Utopia Pkwy.
Flushing - 3 p.m. – Frights and Phantoms of Flushing.  Flushing Quaker Meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd.
Rockville Centre – 3 p.m. – Give Our Regards to Broadway: A Salute to the 1960s.  Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave.
Flushing - 5 p.m. – French Horn Recital: Frank Donaruma.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd
• Rego Park – 7 to 9 p.m. – Adult Paint & Sip: Sunflower.  La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.

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October 11th, 2019 at 9:08 am

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Morning Buzz: Hugo’s Taekwondo teacher arrested for raping student, Fox News poll shows most voters want Trump removed

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Thursday, Oct 10

Weather
• Windy with a chance of showers developing in the afternoon. High of just 60.

Top Stories
• A new poll by Fox News shows that a majority of voters not only want President Donald Trump impeached, but removed from office.

• The gunman in the German synagogue shooting live-streamed the murders on Twitch.

• Brooke Nevils called Matt Lauer’s response to her allegation of rape a “case study in victim shaming.”

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Ales and Rails Thurs Oct 10th 6pm  Join the friends of The QNS and discover the benefits of NYC’s most crucial transit opportunity – The QNS!  Finback Brewery, 78-01 77th Avenue, Glendale
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Queens News
• An instructor at Hugo’s Taekwondo on Skillman Avenue in Woodside was arrested and charged with raping a 12-year-old student.

• A Queens teenager was shot to death and then his body was dumped at a Glen Oaks intersection.

• A Queens man is facing murder charges after he fatally stabbed a man at a baby’s christening party in Corona.

Politics
• A Queens lawmaker accused the head of First Lady Chirlane McCray’s ThriveNYC of dodging questions about the killing of four homeless men.

• There’s not shortage of challengers – on both sides of the aisle – already lining up to unseat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez next year.

Entertainment
• The second iteration of Eeeeeatscon, a food-and-drink festival hosted by The Infatuation, returned to Forest Hills Stadium.

• After rolling on Bloods gang members, Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine thinks he’ll be out of jail as early as 2020 and is putting his next album together.

Buzzing Back

• In 2004, Superman star Christopher Reeve dies at age 52.

• In 1973, actor and TV host Mario Lopez is born in San Diego. He initially gained fame on this TV show.

Opinion
• After troubling incidents capped by a chaotic hearing on a Glendale shelter, a Greenpoint Star columnist writes we need to stop terrorizing the homeless.

• A professor from NYIT writes in the Queens Examiner that 5G will revolutionize our lives, but also unleash never-before-seen security threats.

In the Blogs
• Ladies First Astoria is hosting the second workshop in its sexual harassment series on Saturday, this time focusing on self-defense.

• A popular Vietnamese/Thai noodle bar destroyed in last December’s devastating Queens Boulevard fire will reopen this weekend – in Williamsburg.

Trending in New York
Dodgers
Bryce Harper
Joe Kelly
Dave Roberts
#ThursdayThoughts

Scoreboard
• The Giants (2-3) and Patriots (5-0) meet on Thursday Night Football in Foxborough at 8:20 p.m. New England is a 16.5-point favorite.

• The NLCS series is set, as St. Louis crushed the Braves, 13-1, and the Nationals beat the Dodgers, 7-3. First pitch is tomorrow at 8:08 p.m.

• WFAN host and Queens Ledger columnist John Jastremski says the Mets have to hire a manager with a winning pedigree.

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LIC BID Annual Meeting  Wed Oct 23rd  5-7pm  Join us as we report on accomplishments and discuss plans for the future. Stay after for lite drinks and bites.  RSVP by 10/11  WeWork Queens Plaza, 41-21 27th St, 13th Floor, LIC
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Real Estate
• Alvista Towers, an affordable housing development, is the first building to begin the transformation of the Jamaica skyline.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 13th 11am-12:30pm  63-12 53rd Drive, Maspeth – One-family corner property home offers 3 BRs, full finished basement, pvt driveway, 1 car garage. $799,000 Crifasi Real Estate. 718-894-8700

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 12th 2-4pm. 63-57 Dry Harbor Road,Middle Village - One family Tudor offers 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, fireplace, FDR, large patio. $1.158M. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 2,100-square-foot single-family home at 130-07 135th Place in South Ozone Park for $430,000.

Style & Fashion
• Getting hitched soon? Bridal gowns and activities for engaged couples will be part of the fun at the Inaugural Wedding Weekend that begins on Saturday.

• Vogue has the scoop on where you can buy 21 classic leather jackets that will last you a lifetime.

Events
Fresh Meadows – 10 a.m. – CityParks Senior Yoga. Cunningham Par Tennis Courts, Union Turnpike & 193rd St

Jamaica – 10 a.m. – CityParks Senior Yoga. Roy Wilkins Park, Baisley Blvd. & 177th St.

Jamaica - 11:30 a.m. – CityParks Senior Tennis. Roy Wilkins Park, Baisley Blvd. & 177th St.

• Flushing - 4 p.m. – NYC Soccer Initiative opens new mini-pitch. Flushing Meadows, Fountain of the Planets

Howard Beach – 5:30 to 7 p.m. – State Senator Joe Addabbo Mobile Office Hours. Queens Library, 92-06 156th Ave.

Glendale – 6 p.m. – Ales & Rails event.  Finback Brewery, 78-01 77th Avenue

Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting. Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.

• Oakland Gardens – 7:30 p.m. – State Senator John Liu hosts meeting on Eastern Queens bus redesign plan. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1056, 211-12 Union Turnpike

Woodhaven – 7:45 p.m.- Community Board 9 Monthly Meeting. Woodhaven Manor, 96-01 Jamaica Ave.

Jackson Heights – 7:45 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers remarks at North Queens Homeowners Association meeting. Lexington School for the Deaf, 25-26 75th St.

• Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP General Meeting. St. Pancras School, Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

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October 10th, 2019 at 9:06 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Zara Realty

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Wednesday, Oct 9
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Yom Kippur.
Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with possible showers. The high will be 59 degrees.

Top Stories
• The US announced visa restrictions on Chinese officials following Xinjiang abuses.

• A 17-year-old from the Bronx has become the state’s first vaping death.

• For the fifth consecutive year, three STDs have reached an all-time high in the United States.

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Fear Manor Haunted House  Fri Oct 4th – Sat Nov 2nd  Experience the creepiest haunted house located right across the street from St. John’s Cemetery. Warning: this is NOT for children!  Click here for more details, times & tickets.  The Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave, Glendale
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Queens News
• A public hearing on the planned Glendale shelter descended into chaos.

• The Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings spoke at a Maspeth Kiwanis meeting on how organizations can fight summonses.

• One person was injured in a three-car collision that clogged traffic in the Queens-Midtown Tunnel on Tuesday.

Politics
• Democrats will subpoena Gordon Sondland, the ambassador blocked from testifying by Trump.

• The New York Republican Committee launched a new effort to counter the impeachment talk in Congress.

Entertainment
• Madame Tussauds unveiled an Avicii wax figure, as part of a music experience, in honor of the late DJ.

• The season 10 premiere of “The Walking Dead” sunk to a series low.

Buzzing Back

• In 1974 German businessman Oskar Schindler, credited with saving 1,200 Jews from the Holocaust, dies at the age of 66.

• In 1940 musical legend John Lennon is born in Liverpool, England. He was a symbol of counterculture, promoting peace, activism and freedom of speech.

Opinion
• A Daily News columnist argued that Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds is the latest indignity for the suffering country of Syria.

• A NY Times columnist suggested Republicans stand by Trump simply because they like what he does.

In the Blogs
• The Department of Transportation will install a traffic light at a dangerous intersection in Woodside.

• Assemblyman Mike Miller recently held his Annual Hispanic Heritage Event to honor the contributions of the local Latino community.

Trending in New York
#greenleaf
#HipHopAwards
#ImpeachASong
Trey Gowdy
Lil Kim

Scoreboard
• The Tampa Bay Rays stayed alive in the postseason by defeating the Houston Astros, 4-1. They play Game 5 tomorrow at 7:07 p.m.

• The St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves play Game 5 at 5:02 p.m.

• The Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers play Game 5 at 8:37 p.m.

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French Horn Recital: Frank Donaruma  Sun Oct 13th 5pm  French Horn recital featuring the French horn, piano and tuba.  Free!  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Real Estate
• The Levine family discuss how they turned Douglaston into a real estate family success story.

• For Sale - 54-08 64th Street, Maspeth - One family home in move-in condition offers 3 BRs, 1 bath, 6 split a/c units, updated hot water heater, boiler and windows.  Stand up attic for storage.  Close to shops & transportation.  $779,000. O’Kane Realty. 917-623-6306

• For Sale – 70-18 266th Street, Floral Park – Beautiful 3 BR Ranch on oversized corner lot offers LR, dining area, 1.5 bath, partially finished basement, enclosed porch, plenty of storage.  $879,000. Carollo Realty 718-747-7747 

• Sold – Woodhaven – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 8355 Woodhaven Blvd. for $275,000. Zillow

Business News
• Target employees have revealed that the company’s “modernization” plan at its stores has backfired.

• See how much the ultra rich are investing in the future with The Impact 50.

Events
Astoria – 10 a.m. – Cityparks Senior Tennis. Astoria Park Tennis Courts, 21st St & Hoyt Ave. So.

Corona – 10 a.m. – CityParks Senior Tennis.  Tennis Courts – Meridian Road, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Jackson Heights – 4 p.m. – Immigrants protest the plans for four borough-based jails. Diversity Plaza, Jackson Heights

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October 9th, 2019 at 9:01 am

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Morning Buzz: Glendale homeless shelter hearing turns chaotic, $100K no phone challenge

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Tuesday, Oct 8

Weather
• Scattered showers with a high of 67.

Top Stories
• Governor Cuomo says that there will be a greater police presence around synagogues during Yom Kippur starting tonight.

• A federal judge has ruled that President Trump must turn over his tax returns.

• A New York man has been awarded the Nobel Prize for research on how cells harvest oxygen.

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Harvest Festival  Sun Oct 13th 12-6pm  Music, colonial and harvest crafts, free pumpkins for the first 500 children and more! $5.00 Donation  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue, Ridgewood
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Queens News
• If this Queens woman stays off her phone for an entire year, she’ll win $100,000.

• A College Point store offers valuable job training and skills to individuals with autism.

• A public hearing last night on a proposed homeless shelter on Cooper Avenue in Glendale turned into a shouting match.

Politics
• Trump threatens to ‘obliterate’ Turkey’s economy if it takes ‘off-limits’ actions.

• The Supreme Court session begins without an ill Clarence Thomas.

Entertainment
• Squad representative Ilhan Omar files for divorce from her husband after years of speculations.

• The trailer for the anticipated fourth season of Rick and Morty dropped, with an official release date.

Buzzing Back

• In 1974 After a long dry spell, Dionne Warwicke returned to the US top ten with this song.

• In 1970 movie actor Matt Damon is born in Cambridge, MA.  In 1997, he starred in this movie with the late Robin Williams.

Opinion
From the left, The New York Times – Don’t be fooled. Chief Justice John Roberts is as partisan as they come.

From the right, National Review – The flagrant distortions and subtle lies of the ‘1619 Project.’

In the Blogs
• An annual gala supports the largest park in Queens.

• A mobile market will provide free produce in Astoria.

Trending in New York
• #HIAC
• Jets
• Cowboys
• Gase
• Mahomes

Scoreboard
• The Yankees beat the Twins in Minnesota for Game 3 of the ALDS. Final score 5-1. Game 4 against the Twins will begin tonight at 8 p.m.

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Maze by Moonlight  Sat Oct 12th  4:30-9pm   Navigate The Amazing Maize Maze by the starry night! Bring your flashlight and enjoy the fun. Don’t miss this exclusive event.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Glen Oaks
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a three-story commercial and manufacturing building at 43-34 37th Street in Sunnyside, Queens.

• For Sale – 99-22 215th Street, Queens Village – Single family detached home offers 5 BRs, 2 full bath, 2 car garage, huge backyard.  Home sits on two adjacent  25 x 150 lots being sold as one. $699,000.  CB Kueber  718-628-0100 

• For Rent – Astoria – Duplex apt for rent has 3 BRs, 2 bath, LR, DR, kitchen.  Heat/hot water included.  Close to all. $3,000/mo. Carollo Rentals 718-747-7747 

• Sold – Glendale – Spacious 20 foot wide, one family house on a tree lined street featuring three bedrooms, a large living room and spacious formal dining room for entertaining. Crifasi Realty 718-894-8700

Technology
• Parents have sued Epic games, saying that ‘Fortnite’ is as addictive as cocaine.

• Intel adds Xeon W-2200 series to its 2019 HEDT lineup.

Events
Fresh Meadows - 10 a.m. – CityParks Senior Yoga.  Cunningham Park Tennis Courts, Union Tpk & 193rd St.

Jamaica - 10 a.m. – CityParks Senior Yoga.  Roy Wilkins Park, Baisley Blvd & 177th St.
Jamaica - 11 a.m. – City and state representatives open refurbished Baisley Pond Park, 150th St. and 133rd Ave.
Jamaica – 11:30 a.m. – CityParks Senior Tennis.  Roy Wilkins Park, Baisley Blvd & 177th St.

Corona – 7:30 p.m.- Community Board 4 Monthly Meeting.  VFW Post #150, 51-11 108th St

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October 8th, 2019 at 9:19 am

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Morning Buzz: Homeless attacker confesses to murders, Neir’s Tavern celebrates 190 years

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Monday, October 7

Weather
• Cloudy early with showers in the afternoon. High of 78.

Top Stories
• With Turkey set to invade Syria, the U.S. will remove all of its forces from the immediate area.

• A second whistleblower has come forward with information about Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

• The man who bludgeoned four homeless men to death in Chinatown has confessed to the crime.

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Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll Sun Oct 13th 2pm Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the fifty-year history of the music that change the world forever! $42-$48. St. John’s University Marillac Hall, 8000 Utopia Pkwy.
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Queens News
• Police are looking for a suspect who stole $27,000 in cash and jewelry from a Hollis Hills home.

• Neir’s Tavern in Woodhaven celebrated 190 years in business with a block party.

• It turns out public transit is faster than Uber Copter in a race to JFK Airport.

Politics
• Mayor de Blasio’s presidential bid may have hurt his job prospects after he leaves City Hall.

• Democratic Socialists of America in NYC has formally endorsed four candidates to challenge state lawmakers.

Entertainment
• AMC has renewed “The Walking Dead” for an eleventh season.

Weekend Box Office
Joker (2019): $93.5 million
Abominable: $12 million
Downtown Abbey: $8 million
Hustlers: $6.3 million
It: Chapter Two: $5.3 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1971, Michael Jackson’s first solo single was released by Motown Records.

• In 1951, singer John Mellancamp is born in Seymour, IN. He is best known for this #1 hit song.

Opinion
• The Times says with two years left in his mayoralty, Bill de Blasio still has a lot left to accomplish.

• The Post says the Chinatown homeless murders prove ThriveNYC is a failure.

In the Blogs
• A mobile market is providing free produce at Queensbridge Houses.

• A new French restaurant is opening on 71st Road in Forest Hills.

Trending in New York
#HIAC
Mahomes
Kurds
#SuccessionHBO
#MrRobot

Scoreboard
• The Giants (2-3) fell to the Minnesota Vikings, 28-10.

• The Jets (0-4) were crushed by the Philadelphia Eagles, 31-6.

• The Islanders (1-1-0) topped the Winnipeg Jets, 4-1.

• The Yankees head to Minnesota to face the Twins for Game 3 of the ALDS at 8:40 p.m. Luis Severino will start.

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Community Board 5 Public Hearing Mon Oct 7th 7:30pm Meeting to discuss the homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Avenue. For more information, click here. Christ the King H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village.
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Real Estate
• These are eight notable projects designed by Latino architects.

• For Sale – 30 Juniper Avenue, Ronkonkoma – Colonial home on 50×212 lot offers 6 BRs, 3bath, 2 kitchens, Anderson windows, hardwood floors, new furnace, dishwasher.  Huge two level deck w/park like grounds. MLS #3161306   $519,000. Call  David Saracino  Coldwell Banker. 631-338-3345

• For Sale – 77-28 79th Place, Glendale – Single family fun detached home offers 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, hardwood floors throughout, EIK, yard accessible from kitchen, one car garage.  $658,000 The Pastorini Team 718-757-5881

• Sold – Rochdale – A six-bedroom, five-bathroom, 2,200-square-foot house at 132-14 155th Street for $969,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday night, at 50th Avenue and 175th Place in Fresh Meadows, four people attempted to break into a home but fled in a minivan that they abandoned in front of 108-25 52nd Avenue. Two of the suspects were seen disposing of guns in front of 51-23 108th Street. There were no reported injuries.

Events
Astoria – 10 a.m. – CityParks Senior Tennis. Astoria Park Tennis Courts, 21st St. & Hoyt Ave.

Corona – 10 a.m. – CityParks Senior Tennis. Tennis Courts, Meridian Rd., Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Woodside – 10 a.m. – Councilman Costa Constantinides, Assemblyman Brian Barnwell announce new traffic light. Hobart St. and 30th Ave.

Bayside – 10 a.m. – Councilman Paul Vallone announces restart of free senior transportation program. Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave.

Corona – 10 a.m. – Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz educate businesses without issuing violations. 103rd St. and 39th Ave.

Richmond Hill – 11:30 a.m. – Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul tours Alphapointe for Disability Awareness Month event. 87-46 123rd St.

Maspeth – 6:30 to 8 pm. – Friends of the Maspeth Library Group Meeting. 69-70 Grand Ave.

Middle Village – 7:30 p.m.- Community Board 5 Public Hearing to discuss homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Avenue. Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

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October 7th, 2019 at 9:08 am

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Morning Buzz: Woman snatches $20 from kid at pizzeria, Drug dealer indicted for overdose deaths

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Friday, October 4

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 65 degrees. Saturday is also sunny and a high of 60. Cloudy on Sunday with a high of 71 degrees.

Top Stories
• Newly-released emails show diplomats pushed Ukraine’s president to investigate Biden’s family in exchange for a visit from Trump. Meanwhile, Trump called on China to investigate Biden.

“Sports Illustrated” laid off nearly half of its newsroom, sparking a revolt from the sports journalists.

• New York City pre-school teachers will finally get a pay raise to match their Department of Education counterparts.

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190th Anniversary of Neir’s Tavern Block Party Sat Oct 5th 12-6pm Featuring a bouncy castle, street games, popcorn, raffles & more! 88th Ave. btwn 78th St. & 77th St., Woodhaven.
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Queens News
• A woman snatched $20 from a 9-year-old boy’s hands inside a pizzeria in Jamaica Hills.

• A Long Island drug dealer was indicted for the overdose deaths of two people in Queens.

• A man admitted to fracturing a woman’s spine on the E train in Forest Hills because he thought she was a lesbian.

Politics
• Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez will take the stand in court next month to explain why she blocks people on Twitter.

• Energy Secretary Rick Perry is expected to resign from his position next month.

Entertainment
• Two former students of James Franco’s now-defunct film school accused himof sexual exploitation.

• Kylie Jenner broke up with Travis Scott. She was suspiciously spotted with ex-flame Tyga, but denied rumors of a reunion.

Buzzing Back

• In 1970, Janis Joplin dies of a heroin overdose. That summer, she was working on this album, which would prove to be the biggest hit of her career.

• In 1957, entrepreneur Russell Simmons is born in Queens. He is the co-founder of this hip-hop music label.

Opinion
• The Times says after calling on China to investigate Biden, Trump is a self-impeaching president.

• The Post says Cuomo’s Medicaid mess is far worse than just reckless.

In the Blogs
• You’ve been warned! The DOT will begin issuing warnings for bus lane violations on Fresh Pond Road starting on Monday.

• You won’t want to miss comedians riffing the Nicholas Cage movie “Ghost Rider” at QED later this month.

Trending in New York
Rams
#NiceToMeetYa
#SuperM_Jopping
Uncut Gems
Summer Walker

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (1-0) topped the Winnipeg Jets, 6-4, for their first win of the season.

• The Seattle Seahawks (4-1) defeated the Los Angeles Rams (3-2) in a nail-biter, 30-29.

• The Mets fired manager Mickey Callaway after two seasons. Here are some candidates who could take his spot.

• Speaking of the Mets, GM Brodie Van Wagenen expects both Edwin Diaz and Noah Syndergaard to be on the team next year.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees will host the Minnesota Twins in the first game of the ALDS at 7:07 p.m. CC Sabathia won’t be on the ALDS roster.
• The Islanders (0-0) kick off their season at home against the Washington Capitals. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• The Yankees welcome the Twins to the Bronx for Game 2. First pitch is at 5:07 p.m.
• The Rangers head to Ottawa to face the Senators at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Giants (2-2) look to continue their winning streak at home against the Minnesota Vikings. Kick-off is at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (0-3) see their first win on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles at 1 p.m.
• The Islanders host the Winnipeg Jets for a 7 p.m. matchup.

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Folk Music of Mexico Sat Oct 5th 4pm Explore the music of Mexico with an interactive piano performance before viewing the movie “Coco.” Free! Celebration Hall of Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens.
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Real Estate
• Ikea’s new 115,000-square-foot location in Rego Park tops the list of top 10 NYC retail leases for September.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 5th 1-3pm. 68-03 Garfield Avenue, Woodside – Detached two family brick on 27×100 lot w/parking in rear. 4 BRs, 2 bath, hardwood floors throughout, close to schools and transportation.  $1.150M. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 5th 12-3pm. 76 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park – Split one family brick has large, sunny LR w/fireplace, DR, EIK, 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, den.  $799,000.  CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• Sold – East Elmhurst – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom,1,480-square-foot house at 69-20 32nd Avenue for $899,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
Grandma’s Cheesecake Sandwiches has opened its first brick-and-mortar location in Whitestone.

• Xi’an Famous Foods wants customers to know that not adding spice means botching the meal.

Restaurant ABC’s – South Richmond Hill
Grade A – Sohna Punjab, 117-10 Atlantic Ave. – Toxic chemical improperly labeled, Live roaches.
Grade B – Lituation Lounge, 112-06 Liberty Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Cross-contamination, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Farieda’s Dhal Puri Hut, 112-10 101st Ave. – Food not cooled by approved method, Cross-contamination, Evidence of mice, Filth flies, Food not protected from potential contamination.

Events
Jackson Heights – 10 a.m. – Costa Constantinides unveils 5-point diversity plan for Queens Borough President’s office.

Rockaway Beach – 11:30 a.m. – NYC Parks cuts ribbon on improvement project at Sandpaper Playground. Beach 107th St. and Shore Front Pwky.

Arverne – 2 p.m. – NYC Parks breaks ground on Community Parks Initiative site at Almeda Playground. Beach 66th St. and Beach Channel Dr.

Flushing – 5 p.m. – Korean American Family Service Center hosts 22nd annual Domestic Violence Silent March. 109th Precinct, 37-05 Union St.

Forest Hills - 7 p.m. – American Legion Post #1424 Monthly Meeting. 107-15 Metropolitan Ave.

Saturday
Bellerose Manor – 9 a.m. – Street co-naming ceremony in memory of Bernard M. Aquilino. 235th St. and Seward Ave.
Astoria – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Church of the Redeemer Flea Market.  30-14 Crescent St.
Woodside – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.- Woodside Queens Festival.  Woodside Ave. from 65th to 60th Streets
LIC – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – LIC Community Festival.  Hunter’s Point South Park, Center Blvd btwn 50th & 54th Aves.
Glen Oaks – 11a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – The Amazing Maize Maze.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Glen Oaks – 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Harvest Weekends.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Glen Oaks – 11 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. – Queens Farm Pumpkin Patch.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Forest Hills - Noon – EEEEEATSCON NY 2019.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
LIC – Noon – 4th Annual Queens Bar Fest.  LIC Flea & Food, 5-25 46th Ave.
Sunnyside – Noon to 5 p.m. – 2019 Annual Oktoberfest. Open to the Public!  Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39th Ave
Woodhaven – Noon to 6 p.m. – 190th Anniversary of Neir’s Tavern Block Party.  88th Ave btwn 78th & 77th Sts.
Fresh Meadows – 2:30 p.m. – Author Talk: Crystal Wolfe.  Queens Library, 193-20 Horace Harding Exp.
Kew Gardens – 4 p.m. – The Music of Mexico & Screening of “Coco”. Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd.
Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Frights and Phantoms of Flushing.  Flushing Quaker MeetingHouse, 137-16 Northern Blvd.
Flushing – 8 p.m. – Antonio Hart Quintet.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Corona – 8 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  QueensTheatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.

Sunday
• Glen Oaks – 11a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – The Amazing Maize Maze.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Glen Oaks – 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Harvest Weekends.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Glen Oaks – 11 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. – Queens Farm Pumpkin Patch.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
• LIC – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – LIC Community Festival.  Hunter’s Point South Park, Center Blvd btwn 50th & 54th Aves.
• Forest Hills - Noon – EEEEEATSCON NY 2019.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
Bayside – Noon to 2 p.m. -Bell Blvd Fall Crawl 2019.  Bell Blvd & 42nd Ave, in front of Chase Bank
• Corona – 3 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  QueensTheatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.

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October 4th, 2019 at 8:50 am

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