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Monday, December 3

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Former President George H.W. Bush left Texas and headed to Washington to lie in state for a two-day ceremony.

• President Trump boasted about his trade deal between the United States and China. Yet, little details are known.

• Four people believed to be homeless were killed in a fire in Poughkeepsie.

IN QUEENS
• A Queens man was found with a fatal gunshot wound to the head in Brooklyn and police believe his body was dumped there.

• An 85-year-old man with dementia, who went missing last week, was found dead in the waters off Long Island.

• Two men are facing 7 years in prison for stealing mail from mailboxes in Richmond Hill and Forest Hills.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Northbound 6 trains are running with delays because of track maintenance between Hunts Point Av and Parkchester.

• Main St-bound 7 trains are running express from Queensboro Plaza to 74 St-Broadway because of an unauthorized person on the tracks at 61 St-Woodside. Expect delays in 7 train service in both directions.

• Broad St-bound J trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Crescent St.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

TRAFFIC
• 27 min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

• 22 min - Little Neck Parkway to Hunters Point Ave. in LIC on the Long Island Expwy.

• 17 min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

• 21 min – LIC YMCA to Union Turnpike in Kew Gardens on Queens Blvd.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

SCOREBOARD
• The Giants (4-8) topped the Chicago Bears in overtime, 30-27.

• The Jets (3-9) blew a large lead against the Tennessee Titans, 26-22.

• The Rangers (13-12-3) fell to the Winnipeg Jets in a shootout, 4-3.

• The Knicks (8-16) host the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (8-16) are home against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (7-0) beat Georgia Tech, 76-73.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (4-3) hosts St. Joseph’s Brooklyn at 7 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Pete Davidson opened up about being bullied online for the past nine months in an Instagram post.

• Halsey called out the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show due to a lack of inclusivity.

• Queen and Adam Lambert announced a North America tour for the summer of 2019.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Arrow (CW, 8PM) – Felicity stands by her recent decisions regarding her family. Meanwhile, Diggle and Lyla continue to look into the Dante painting that Curtis found.

• The Neighborhood (CBS, 8PM) – When Calvin and Tina learn Marty has a new girlfriend, they insist he invite her over for dinner, with surprising results.

• The Good Doctor (ABC,10PM) – In the winter finale, Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Alex Park treat two patients who collapse at the local airport and whose symptoms point to an infection that may become airborne.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: 8 Mile – A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.

• HULU: Pulp Fiction – The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Black Stallion – While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on.

TECHNOLOGY
• Verizon and Samsung announced plans to release a 5G smartphone in the first half of 2019.

• A report from Bloomberg indicates that Apple will not release a 5G compatible iPhone before 2020.

• Tumblr will ban all adult content from its platform on December 17.

#TRENDINGNY
• Tumblr

• #MondayMotivation

• Scott Free

• #OurEpiphanyJin

• Friends

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Richmond Hill – Two-Story Mixed-use Corner Building w/ 3 Stores & 2 Apartments. 1 Block to 111 St J train. Asking $1,888,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Middle Village – Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen AndSpacious Patio! Upstairs Two Generous Bedrooms, Office Room, And Full Bath. Pretty Quiet Block Convenient To Shopping And Transportation Including Express Buses To Manhattan And Subway! Ready To Move In, Utilities Included. Asking $,2300/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

LOCAL EVENTS
• Glendale – 6 to 9 p.m. – Pet Photos with Santa.  Shops @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Ave.

• LIC – 6 p.m. – 11th annual Hunters Point Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony. Vernon Mall, 50th Ave. and Vernon Blvd.

• Bayside – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 11 monthly meeting. MS 158, 46-35 Oceania St.

• Queens Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 13 Land Use Committee Meeting. 219-41 Jamaica Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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December 3rd, 2018 at 3:44 pm

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Monday, December 3

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of 54 degrees.

Top Stories
• George H.W. Bush’s casket will be flown to Washington D.C. on Air Force One ahead of three days of tribute.

• The Pentagon believes Vladimir Putin tried to meddle in the midterm elections.

• A tourist couple who lost their wedding ring down a Times Square grate will be reunited with the diamond.

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Queens News
• A hammer-wielding man assaulted a masseuse in Flushing after she refused him sexual favors.

• A police officer shot at but missed a man armed with a knife outside an Ozone Park deli.

• Anti-Amazon vandals scrawled “Scamazon” inside a Long Island City building.

Politics
• Three former presidents honored George H.W. Bush in a candid “60 Minutes” segment.

• Andrew Cuomo was elected the top Democrat on the National Governors Association.

Entertainment
• Take a look inside Priyanka Copra and Nick Jonas’ three-day weddingcelebration.

Weekend Box Office
• Ralph Breaks the Internet: $25.7 million
• Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018): $17 million
• Creed II: $16.8 million
• Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: $11 million
• Bohemian Rhapsody: $8 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1979, 11 people were killed in a stampede outside a Who concert in Cincinnati.

• In 1960, actress Julianne Moore was born in Fort Bragg, NC. She received an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actress in this 2014 film.

Opinion
• USA Today says George H.W. Bush was not only a great American and a class act, but an underrated president.

• The Times says a special committee should recommend no pay raise for New York state lawmakers.

In the Blogs
• A Maspeth resident has brought up complaints about a garbage problem near PS 153.

• Bid farewell to 2018 at this restaurant at Kaufman Astoria Studios.

Trending in New York
• Steelers
• Victoria
• #LifeSize2
• Halsey
• Adriana

Scoreboard
• The Giants (4-8) topped the Chicago Bears in overtime, 30-27.

• The Jets (3-9) blew a large lead against the Tennessee Titans, 26-22.

• The Rangers (13-12-3) fell to the Winnipeg Jets in a shootout, 4-3.

• The Knicks (8-16) host the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (8-16) are home against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (7-0) beat Georgia Tech, 76-73.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (4-3) hosts St. Joseph’s Brooklyn at 7 p.m.

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Career Open House  Tues Dec 4th  8-11am This event is aimed at job seekers and residents who are interested in exploring career opportunities at local industrial businesses. Free Registration! LIC Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement, 10-25 41st Ave., LIC.
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Real Estate
• A Miami-based real estate lender has closed on his first deal for a 20-unit apartment in Astoria.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – One family brick home features 3 BRs, 1/2 bath on 1st flr, back terrace with Electric awning, gas heat, garage, PS 144.  $878,000. Lou Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips 917-797-7567

• For Rent – Glendale – 1 BR apt w/ office space, LR/DR, EIK, 1 full bath.  Heat & hot water included.  Hardwood flooring throughout. Close to all.  $1,800/month.  ID # 1327924. Carollo Real Estate 718-366-6636

• Sold – Floral Park – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,368-square-foot house at 262-12 83rd Avenue for $735,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday afternoon, inside the Jamaica-179 St station, a booth clerk opened the door for another MTA employee when an unidentified man approached from behind. The suspect pushed the employees inside, trying to pull the door open. The MTA workers slammed the door shut, prompting the man to take out his gun and threaten the employees. After the workers refused, the suspect fled the scene.

• On Saturday, 29-year-old school safety agent Sheira Thornton was arrested and charged with assault and harassment within the confines of the 103rd Precinct.

Events
• LIC – 11 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer cuts ribbon to celebrate opening of new basketball court and playground at Queensbridge South. 10th St. and Vernon Blvd.

• LIC – 3 p.m. – School Construction Authority, elected officials host groundbreaking for new Academy of American Studies. 28-01 41st Ave.

• Glendale – 6 to 9 p.m. – Pet Photos with Santa.  Shops @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Ave.

• LIC – 6 p.m. – 11th annual Hunters Point Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony. Vernon Mall, 50th Ave. and Vernon Blvd.

• Bayside – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 11 monthly meeting. MS 158, 46-35 Oceania St.

• Queens Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 13 Land Use Committee Meeting. 219-41 Jamaica Ave.

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December 3rd, 2018 at 1:11 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Tsunami warning cancelled after 7.0 earthquake in Alaska, City Council to hold hearings on Amazon deal

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Friday, November 30

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• A tsunami warning for coastal areas of Alaska was canceled after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred.

• A federal judge set a tentative sentencing date for Paul Manafort after the former campaign chairman was accused of lying to the FBI in violation of his plea deal.

• A security breach inside the Marriott hotel compromised the information of as many as 500 million guests.

IN QUEENS
• The City Council will hold three hearings to inquire about the closed-door negotiations that led up to Amazon’s HQ2 decision.

• Residents are holding a rally to protest the city’s recent decision to place 200 homeless men in a College Point building.

• Check out this list of the best holiday markets in NYC!

SUBWAY STATUS
• SIR trains are running with delays in both directions because of slippery rails and track maintenance between Pleasant Plains and Eltingville.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

TRAFFIC
• 38 min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

• 34 min - Little Neck Parkway to Hunters Point Ave. in LIC on the Long Island Expwy.

• 21 min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

• 36 min – LIC YMCA to Union Turnpike in Kew Gardens on Queens Blvd.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

SCOREBOARD
Friday
• The Nets (8-14) welcome the Memphis Grizzlies to Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Knicks (7-16) host the Milwaukee Bucks at 5 p.m.
• The Nets head to Washington to face the Wizards at 7 p.m.
• The Rangers take on the Canadiens in Montreal at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders play the Columbus Blue Jackets at Barclays Center. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• St. John’s (6-0) goes to Georgia Tech to play the Yellow Jackets at noon.
Sunday
• The Rangers host the Winnipeg Jets at MSG at 6 p.m.
• The Giants (3-8) play host to the Chicago Bears at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (3-8) visit the Tennessee Titans at 4:05 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Jay-Z criticized Kanye West’s support of President Trump on Meek Mill’s new album ‘Championships’.

• Kris Kardashian made a cameo in Ariana Grande’s music video for her song, “Thank U, Next”.

• Megan Fox confirmed that she dated Shia LaBeouf while filming ‘Transformers’.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• MacGyver (CBS, 8PM) – A vial containing a deadly virus is stolen from the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, and MacGvyer and team race to recover it before the thief unleashes a global pandemic.

• Hawaii Five-0 (CBS,9PM) – A renowned urban vigilante is killed after making another citizen’s arrest, and Five-0 delves into the world of super heroes and comic books to find the killer. Also, Adam finally gets closer to finding out who killed his sister.

• Blue Bloods (CBS,10PM) – A video surfaces of cops being harassed by a group of people at a housing complex, which leads Frank to order a raid to round up anyone with an outstanding warrant, against Garrett’s advice.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: F is for Family  – The misadventures of a family in the 1970s.

• HULU: GoldenEye – James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow Agent formerly believed to be dead.

• AMAZON PRIME: Inside Jokes Season 1 – follows unknown stand-up comics vying to make it into the world-famous Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal.

TECHNOLOGY
• It has been reported that Google Hangouts for consumers will be shutting down sometime in 2020.

• The Pokémon Go Twitter account has posted a teaser suggesting that player versus player battles may be coming soon.

• Apple Music will be available for use on Amazon Echo speakers starting December 17th.

#TRENDINGNY
• #NothingBreaksLikeAHeart

• Anchorage

• #FridayFeeling

• #FlashbackFriday

• #WorldAIDSDay

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Middle Village – Detached Home 35X38 Sitting On A 55X90 Lot. Features 6 Bed,3 Full Baths, Built In 1945 Altered In 2007.AboveGround Pool, Private Drive And Garage. Finished Basement With Gas Fireplace. Plenty Of Closet Space Inc. Walk In Closet. Hardwood Floors Through Out. Beautiful Den. Asking $1,698,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Howard Beach – Two Family Cape Cod features include: Huge Lot (50 x 100 ft), Renovated from top to bottom, Beautiful Sun Room/ extension, Nice Backyard, Finished basement, Private Driveway (will fit up to 4 cars), Great location! Only 1 Block to the Cross Bay Blvd. Asking $799,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• Middle Village – 6 p.m. – Middle Village Tree Lighting Ceremony. Community United Methodist Church, 75-27 Metropolitan Ave.
• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz accepts award from India Home. World’s Fair Marina, One Marina Rd.
• Rockville Centre – 7:30 p.m. – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Tpk.
Saturday
• Rego Park – 10 a.m. – FREE Gym Bag for the first 500 guests 18+ years of age.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Jamaica – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – WinterCon 2018.  Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Wreath Making Workshop.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
• Bayside – Noon to 2 p.m. – Holiday Cookies & Crafts. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.
• Rego Park – Free Meet & Greet with Santa Claus & Friends.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Astoria – 1 p.m. – Elected officials, Parks Department host groundbreaking ceremony. Astoria Park, Hoyt Ave. North and 19th St.
• Flushing – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
• Astoria – 2 to 5 p.m. – Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration.  Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge & pool.
• Forest Hills – 4 p.m. – Marimba Magic.  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave.
• Rockville Center – 5 p.m. – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.  Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Tpk
• Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – Bach Meets the 21st Century. The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave.
• Astoria - 8 p.m. – Luna Park: A Benefit Concert.  RIOULT Dance Center, 34-01 Steinway St.
• Elmhurst – 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. – Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Glendale – 9 p.m. – Mazarin Holiday Show.  Pls bring canned food for donation.  Yer Man’s Irish Pub, 70-26 88th St.
Sunday
• Jamaica – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – WinterCon 2018.  Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
• Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Pet Photos with Santa.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• College Point – Noon – College Point and Whitestone join forces to protest against homeless shelter. 127th St. and 20th Ave.
• Ridgewood – Noon to 4 p.m. – Colonial Christmas Concert.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave.
• Flushing – Noon to 5:30 p.m. – Christmas in the Garden.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
• Astoria – Noon to 6 p.m. – Holiday Market.  Bohemian Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Ave,
• Flushing - 2:30 p.m. – FEI Music: A Fusion Music Concert.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Astoria - 3 p.m. – Luna Park: A Benefit Concert.  RIOULT Dance Center, 34-01 Steinway St.
 Flushing – 3 p.m. – Poetry Inspired By the Life & Work of Lewis Latimer.  Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St.
• Bayside – 3:30 to 5 p.m. – 5th Annual Children’s Holiday Parade & Lighting Ceremony.  36th Ave & Bell Blvd.
• Rockville Center – 4 p.m. – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.  Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Tpk
• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Queensboro Symphony Orchestra “Viennese Classic”.  Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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November 30th, 2018 at 3:49 pm

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Friday, November 30

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 41 degrees. Expect rain on Saturday afternoon and evening with a high of 45. Thunderstorms and a high of 60 degrees on Sunday.

Top Stories
• Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a deal he tried to broker with Russia for Trump. Meanwhile, the Trump Organization reportedly considered giving a penthouse to Putin.

• Citi Bike will triple its fleet and double its service area over the next five years in New York City.

• A federal judge approved a narrow plan to deal with toxic mold in NYCHA developments.

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Free Meet & Greet with Santa Claus & Friends Sat Dec 1st 12-4pm Don’t forget your camera! Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd., Rego Park.
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Queens News
• The new concourse at LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B will open for fliers this Saturday.

• Thumb tacks were found along the bike lane in Sunnyside, which a local lawmaker believes is an act of vigilantism.

• High levels of toxic mercury were found in the home of a suspected poison victim.

Politics
• Comptroller Scott Stringer blasted City Hall’s affordable housing plan for not doing enough for lowest income New Yorkers.

• The City Council put the Sanitation Department on the hot seat for its poor response to the recent snowstorm.

Entertainment
• Tony Award-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen” is being turned into a movie.

• Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are set to be married this weekend.

Buzzing Back

• In 1996, Tiny Tim, who reached #17 in the US in 1968 with this song, suffered a heart attack on stage and later died. He was 63.

• In 1929, Dick Clark was born in Mount Vernon. He won five Emmy Awards and introduced rock n’ roll to the American public.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Michael Cohen’s truth tears down Donald Trump’s liesabout Russia.

• The Post says the city should just move Fearless Girl and leave the Charging Bull alone.

In the Blogs
• Friends of Maple Grove will host its holiday concert this weekend.

• Does your child love pretending to sing? Join the Lip Sync Battle at Woodhaven Library this Monday.

Trending in New York
• Laura Loomer
• Saints
• Warriors
• Randy Gregory
• Amari Cooper

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (13-11-2) were blanked by the Ottawa Senators, 3-0.

• The Islanders (12-9-3) fell to the Boston Bruins in a shootout, 2-1.

• LIU Brooklyn (4-3) narrowly edged Albany, 80-77.

• The Dallas Cowboys shocked the New Orleans Saints, 13-10.

• Here is the good, the bad and ugly of the apparent deal to send Robinson Cano to the Mets.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Nets (8-14) welcome the Memphis Grizzlies to Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Knicks (7-16) host the Milwaukee Bucks at 5 p.m.
• The Nets head to Washington to face the Wizards at 7 p.m.
• The Rangers take on the Canadiens in Montreal at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders play the Columbus Blue Jackets at Barclays Center. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• St. John’s (6-0) goes to Georgia Tech to play the Yellow Jackets at noon.
Sunday
• The Rangers host the Winnipeg Jets at MSG at 6 p.m.
• The Giants (3-8) play host to the Chicago Bears at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (3-8) visit the Tennessee Titans at 4:05 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration  Sat Dec 1st 2-5pm Join family, friends and neighbors in celebrating Astoria’s holiday tradition with music, train rides, refreshments, holiday tree lighting & more! Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge and & the pool.
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Real Estate
• Even with the surge from Amazon, the most expensive condo in Queens got a price cut.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Dec 2nd 1-3pm  164-22 97th Street, Howard Beach – Renovated 1 family Colonial on 2 levels w/ basement.  Large kitchen w/ SS appliances, LR, FDR, sunroom, fenced backyard w/ deck, 3 BRs, modern bath. Finished basement w/ separate entrance & 1/2 bath.  Asking $639,000

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Dec 2nd 1-3pm 61-49 77th Street, Middle Village – Solid brick Colonial located 1 block to Juniper Park.  Priced to allow new owner to renovate w/ updates of their choice. Large LR, hardwood floors throughout, full finished basement, new heating system.  Patio off kitchen, 1 car garage.  Asking $599,000.  O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – Whitestone – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,014-square-foot co-op at 10-24 166th Street for $365,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater has your list of 18 solid restaurants to try in Long Island City.

• Forest Hills is quickly becoming a Chinese food destination.

Restaurant ABC’s – Brookville
Grade A – Jerk Hut, 231-07 Merrick Blvd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade B – The Calabash Experience, 217-06 Merrick Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Live roaches.
Grade Pending – Bella Pizza, 134-62 Springfield Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice, Personal cleanliness inadequate.

Events
• Fresh Meadows – 10:30 a.m. to Noon – Fighting Fire and Fraud. Call to reserve your spot! 718-454-3027. Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.

• Woodhaven – 11 a.m. – Queens Library, Councilman Eric Ulrich celebrate $250,000 in capital funding. Woodhaven Library, 85-41 Forest Parkway.

• Woodhaven – 12:30 p.m. – Councilman Eric Ulrich, NYC DOT announce funding for street repaving. 91st Ave. and Woodhaven Blvd.

• Flushing – 3 p.m. – Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. guest lectures at government class. Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• Middle Village – 6 p.m. – Middle Village Tree Lighting Ceremony. Community United Methodist Church, 75-27 Metropolitan Ave.

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz accepts award from India Home. World’s Fair Marina, One Marina Rd.

• Rockville Centre – 7:30 p.m. – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Tpk.

Saturday
• Rego Park – 10 a.m. – FREE Gym Bag for the first 500 guests 18+ years of age.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Jamaica – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – WinterCon 2018.  Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Wreath Making Workshop.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
• Bayside – Noon to 2 p.m. – Holiday Cookies & Crafts. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
• Rego Park – Free Meet & Greet with Santa Claus & Friends.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Astoria – 1 p.m. – Elected officials, Parks Department host groundbreaking ceremony. Astoria Park, Hoyt Ave. North and 19th St.
• Flushing – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
• Astoria – 2 to 5 p.m. – Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration.  Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge & pool.
• Forest Hills – 4 p.m. – Marimba Magic.  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue
• Rockville Center – 5 p.m. – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.  Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Tpk
• Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – Bach Meets the 21st Century. The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue
• Astoria - 8 p.m. – Luna Park: A Benefit Concert.  RIOULT Dance Center, 34-01 Steinway Street
• Elmhurst – 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. – Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Glendale – 9 p.m. – Mazarin Holiday Show.  Pls bring canned food for donation.  Yer Man’s Irish Pub, 70-26 88th Street
Sunday
• Jamaica – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – WinterCon 2018.  Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
• Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Pet Photos with Santa.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• College Point – Noon – College Point and Whitestone join forces to protest against homeless shelter. 127th St. and 20th Ave.
• Ridgewood – Noon to 4 p.m. – Colonial Christmas Concert.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue
• Flushing – Noon to 5:30 p.m. – Christmas in the Garden.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
• Astoria – Noon to 6 p.m. – Holiday Market.  Bohemian Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Avenue
• Flushing - 2:30 p.m. – FEI Music: A Fusion Music Concert.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Astoria - 3 p.m. – Luna Park: A Benefit Concert.  RIOULT Dance Center, 34-01 Steinway Street
 Flushing – 3 p.m. – Poetry Inspired By the Life & Work of Lewis Latimer.  Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street
• Bayside – 3:30 to 5 p.m. – 5th Annual Children’s Holiday Parade & Lighting Ceremony.  36th Ave & Bell Blvd.
• Rockville Center – 4 p.m. – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.  Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Tpk
• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Queensboro Symphony Orchestra “Viennese Classic”.  Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd.

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November 30th, 2018 at 1:59 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress, Man arrested for sexually assaulting woman

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Thursday, November 29

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a Moscow real estate project.

• President Trump abruptly canceled his meeting with Vladimir Putin.

• House and Senate policymakers reached a tentative agreement on a farm bill after months of stalled negotiations.

IN QUEENS
• A man was arrested after he sexually assaulted a woman at knifepoint.

• A new concourse with 12 gates is opening this weekend at LaGuardia Airport.

• Rapper-actress Awkwafina is getting a new show on Comedy Central.

SUBWAY STATUS
• 6 train service has resumed following earlier signal problems at 14 St-Union Sq.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

TRAFFIC
• 28 min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

• 24 min - Little Neck Parkway to Hunters Point Ave. in LIC on the Long Island Expwy.

• 18 min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

• 31 min – LIC YMCA to Union Turnpike in Kew Gardens on Queens Blvd.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

SCOREBOARD
• The Knicks (7-16) fell to the 76ers, 117-91.

• The Nets (8-14) lost to the Utah Jazz, 101-91.

• The Rangers (13-10-2) are in Ottawa to take on the Senators. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (12-9-2) are in Boston for a 7 p.m. contest with the Bruins.

• The Saints and Cowboys meet in the NFL’s Thursday Night tilt. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are set to become husband and wife this weekend in India and the festivities have already begun.

• Aquaman is tracking for domestic opening weekend sales of at least $65 million.

• It has been reported that Kylie Jenner always gets a separate hotel room just for her clothes.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Supernatural (CW, 8PM) – Sam and Castiel track down a Shaman who may be able to help a friend. Nick continues to spiral down a dark path as he looks for answers surrounding the deaths of his wife and son.

• Legacies (CW, 9PM) – Tensions rise among the students after Alaric decides to give the students a bigger voice by forming an honor council.

• S.W.A.T. (CBS,10PM) – The SWAT team is called in to work on their day off to end a hostage situation, and they discover one of the captives is a wanted felon.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons – In this one-man Broadway show, John Leguizamo finds humor and heartbreak as he traces 3,000 years of Latin history in an effort to help his bullied son.

• HULU: A Fairly Odd Christmas – Timmy Turner been going overboard with his wish granting, and now that Christmas is just around the corner, there’s almost nothing left for Santa to do! Now it’s up to Timmy to save Christmas.

• AMAZON PRIME: Harry Brown – An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend’s murder by doling out his own form of justice.

TECHNOLOGY
• T-Mobile has launched its own banking service, T-Mobile Money.

• 14 major organizations have expressed to Congress why the possible T-Mobile and Sprint merger should be blocked.

• Apple wants more iPhone owners to upgrade to the XR and XS devices.

#TRENDINGNY
• #NothingBreaksLikeAHeart

• Michael Cohen

• #GoodFormVideo

• #LARain

• #ThursdayThoughts

REAL ESTATE

• For Rent – Middle Village – 3 Bedroom house rental features a spacious living room and dining room with modern open layout kitchen, modern bath, and generous yard deck. Convenient to shopping, transportation, and Juniper Park. Mint throughout. Asking $3,000/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Rent – Astoria – Gorgeous Penthouse Apartment With Porch And Balcony. City Skyline Views. Washer & Dryer. Asking $4,500/month. Carollo Real Estate 718-747-7747

LOCAL EVENTS
• LIC – 6 p.m. – Long Island City BID Holiday Lighting Ceremony. Hunter’s Point Community Park, 48-11 Vernon Blvd.

• Forest Hills – 7 to 10 p.m. – Godfrey Townsend performs. The Other Place, 103-19 Metropolitan Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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November 29th, 2018 at 4:36 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by The Banad Law Offices

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Thursday, November 29

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy again, with a high of 44.

Top Stories
• Former CBS chair Les Moonves is accused of forcing an actress to perform a sex act on him, and then trying to bribe her with roles to cover it up.

• A passenger on a Delta Airlines flight said the pilot used Grindr to hit on him mid-flight.

• A Holocaust survivor and professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College found two swastikas spray-painted on her office walls.

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Middle Village Tree Lighting Ceremony  Fri Nov 30th 6pm  Cookies & hot cocoa will be served, Santa will be stopping by for photos.  Community United Methodist Church, 75-27 Metropolitan Ave.
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Queens News
• The uncle-nephew duo who robbed Queens convenience stores and shot a Duane Reade worker are facing federal charges because of stolen candy bars.

• An elderly driver killed an 82-year-old man as he crossed the street just steps from his Queens home.

• A Queens AC tech is accused of trying to kill a family by putting hundreds of beads of mercury in their air conditioning unit.

Politics
• As new chair of the Democratic Caucus, Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries is poised to become the first black House Speaker.

• President Donald Trump said that if House Democrats investigate him, he would release “devastating” documents.

Entertainment
• Leah Remini says the Church of Scientology’s retaliations against her have been “insanity.”

• It’s the 50th anniversary of the first interracial kiss on television, which happened between Captain Kirk and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura.

Buzzing Back

• In 2001, George Harrison of The Beatles passed away at the age of 58. His last words were reported to have been, “love one another.”

• In 1927, sportscaster Vin Scully is born in The Bronx. In 1950, he became the play-by-play announcer for this sports team.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Michael Bloomberg should run for president, but if he does it as a Democrat it will backfire on him.

• A columnist for the Leader-Observer argues the city’s assessment of its SBS project on Woodhaven Boulevard is full of BS.

In the Blogs
• Internationally acclaimed marimbist Makoto Nakura will perform in his home neighborhood of Forest Hills on Saturday night.

• A 14-story hotel is being proposed for the Blissville section of Long Island City, not far from Fairfield Inn.

Trending in New York
 #RockCenterXmas
• Kendrick
• #Survivor
• Travis
• John Legend

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (7-16) fell to the 76ers, 117-91.

• The Nets (8-14) lost to the Utah Jazz, 101-91.

• The Rangers (13-10-2) are in Ottawa to take on the Senators. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (12-9-2) are in Boston for a 7 p.m. contest with the Bruins.

• The Saints and Cowboys meet in the NFL’s Thursday Night tilt. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Holiday Party  Sat Dec 8th 6-10pm  Join us at the Castle for cocktails, dining, dancing and music. Please RSVP by Dec 1st.  Click here or call (718) 352-1548. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue, Bayside
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Real Estate
• The Queens condo market is booming, with projects outpacing those in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Dec 1st 1-3pm 64-11 231st Street, Bayside – 1 family on 40×100 lot. 4 BRs, 2 full bath, basement backyard. Zoning allows for 2-family. Near Alley Pond. $969,000. O’Kane Realty  (718) 779-1111

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Dec 1st 12-1:30pm 71-30 Caldwell Avenue, Maspeth – 1 family home with 3 BRs, 2 full bath, full basement, private driveway.  $739,000. Crifasi Real Estate (718) 894-8700

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 960-square-foot co-op apartment at 84-70 129th Street in Kew Gardens for $175,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s the ultimate holiday gift guide for the stylish woman who has everything.

• Raper G-Eazy is hosting a bash to celebrate the release of a new line of kicksdesigned by John Geiger.

Events
• Kew Gardens - 11 a.m. – “What To Do If You Get a Summons” Symposium for Veterans. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• LaGuardia Airport – 11 a.m. – Governor Cuomo announces next step in airport redevelopment. Terminal B, Departures Level

• Elmhurst - 12:30 p.m. – Groundbreaking ceremony for Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Elmhurst Park, Grand Ave. and 79th St.

• LIC – 6 p.m. – Long Island City BID Holiday Lighting Ceremony. Hunter’s Point Community Park, 48-11 Vernon Blvd.

• Forest Hills – 7 to 10 p.m. – Godfrey Townsend performs. The Other Place, 103-19 Metropolitan Ave.

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November 29th, 2018 at 4:00 pm

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by Aigner Chocolates in Forest Hills

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Wednesday, November 28

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• President Trump told special counsel Robert Mueller in writing that Roger Stone did not tell him about WikiLeaks.

• House Democrats nominated Nancy Pelosi to lead the House in the 116th Congress despite some opposition.

• City lawmakers introduced legislation to legalize electric bikes and scooters.

IN QUEENS
• A Nassau County man was arrested and charged in a massive cigarette trafficking ring takedown.

• A woman stole a backpack filled with cash and credit cards and then spent nearly $2,000 at a Home Depot.

• Christ the King is hosting its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday.

SUBWAY STATUS
• 2, 3, 4 and 5 train service has resumed with delays following an earlier incident involving a train with mechanical problems between Borough Hall and Bowling Green. Northbound 5 trains are no longer being rerouted on the 2 line.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays

TRAFFIC
• 26 min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

• 21 min - Little Neck Parkway to Hunters Point Ave. in LIC on the Long Island Expwy.

• 18 min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

• 28 min – LIC YMCA to Union Turnpike in Kew Gardens on Queens Blvd.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

SCOREBOARD
• The Knicks (7-15) fell to the Detroit Pistons, 115-108.

• The Nets (8-13) face the Utah Jazz tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• Former Met and Yankee Curtis Granderson was voted the Marvin Miller Man of the Year.

ENTERTAINMENT
• More than 30 years after the release of The Handmaid’s Tale, author Margaret Atwood has announced there’s going to be a sequel.

• Ariana Grande’s docuseries ‘Dangerous Woman Diaries’ will premiere on YouTube tomorrow.

• John Krasinski reportedly couldn’t stop crying when he first watched his wife Emily Blunt’s performance in Mary Poppins Returns.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – Betty follows some strong leads in hopes of finding out who the true Gargoyle King is after confronting the parents, who were part of “The Midnight Club” 25 years ago.

• Vikings (HIST, 8PM) – On the run after being defeated by Ivar the Boneless in Kattegat, Torvi tells her son Hali the story of his legendary father, Viking warrior and explorer Bjorn Ironside to ensure their family saga lives on.

• A Million Little Things (ABC,10PM) – Recurring nightmares force Maggie to face a life-altering trauma from her past, while in real life, the group finally discovers that her cancer is back.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross & Dave Attell – When Jeff Ross and Dave Attell take the stage, no one is safe. With the help of special guests, they’re packing a lot of laughs into one epic weekend.

• HULU: The Faculty – Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.

• AMAZON PRIME: Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny – Four young pandas go on the adventure of a lifetime after they accidentally absorb the chi of ancient kung fu masters and convince Dragon Master Po to teach them kung fu.

TECHNOLOGY
• Google’s super-simple and cheap cell phone service will now work with a broader selection of devices, including iPhones.

• YouTube Originals will be available for free with ads by 2020.

• The Federal Trade Commission has agreed to investigate loot boxes in games, along with their impact on kids.

#TRENDINGNY
• #WednesdayWisdom

• #HallmarkMoviesIn5Words

• Paul Johnson

• New Balance

• #NationalFrenchToastDay

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Richmond Hill – Two-Story Mixed-use Corner Building w/ 3 Stores & 2 Apartments. 1 Block to 111 St J train. Asking $1,888,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Middle Village – Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen And Spacious Patio! Upstairs Two Generous Bedrooms, Office Room, And Full Bath. Pretty Quiet Block Convenient To Shopping And Transportation Including Express Buses To Manhattan And Subway! Ready To Move In, Utilities Included. Asking $,2300/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

LOCAL EVENTS
• Long Island City – 6 p.m. – Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza will attend the meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Long Island City High School, 14-30 Broadway.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

Do you want to keep up with the latest news and events in Queens?

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November 29th, 2018 at 3:56 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by The Law Office of Dennis Dowd

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Wednesday, November 28

Weather
• Windy today with a high of 46 degrees.

Top Stories
• Governor Cuomo believes it’s time to stop talking about Amazon’s tax incentives and start focusing on community concerns instead.

• Commuters sounded off on the potential MTA fare hikes at a public hearing with the agency’s board members and brass.

• Despite racial controversies, Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith became the first Mississippi woman elected to Congress.

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Luna Park: A Benefit Concert  Sat Dec 1st @ 8pm, Sun Dec 2nd @ 3pm Bringing audiences back to 1903 Brooklyn where the lights of the world’s most iconic amusement park went on for the first time.  $25 – $45  RIOULT Dance Center, 34-01 Steinway Street, Astoria
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Queens News
• State Senator Jose Peralta’s widow delivered a powerful eulogy at his funeral on Tuesday.

• The owner of a Queens air-conditioning company is being accused of trying to poison a Jamaica Estates family.

• The man accused of shooting a Duane Reade manager robbed four stores within a three-hour span but was later arrested alongside another man.

Politics
• Despite agreeing to cooperate with Robert Mueller’s investigation, Paul Manafort’s lawyer routinely spoke to Trump’s legal team about his discussions with the special counsel.

• Governor Cuomo is ruling out a 2020 presidential run.

Entertainment
• SpongeBob Squarepants Creator Stephen Hillenburg passed away at the age of 57.

• Hugh Hefner’s estate auction made public a bunch of strange items from his home.

Buzzing Back

• In 1960 proving that his fans would buy almost anything he recorded, Frank Sinatra’s version of this children’s song peaks at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100.

• In 1959 movie actor Judd Nelson is born in Portland, Me.  His role in this 1985 movie launched his career.

Opinion
• The Daily News argued that while we should defend our borders, we should also defend asylum seekers’ rights.

• Is romaine lettuce safe yet? USA Today wants the government and the lettuce industry to join the 21st century in tracing its produce.

In the Blogs
• There’s an open house at The Kew-Forest School on December 5.

• The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer held a very special Thanksgiving dinner for the community.

Trending in New York
• #ThisIsUs
• Mississippi
• #AstroWorld
• Travis
• Cowboy Bebop

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (7-15) fell to the Detroit Pistons, 115-108.

• The Nets (8-13) face the Utah Jazz tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• Former Met and Yankee Curtis Granderson was voted the Marvin Miller Man of the Year.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Christmas in the Garden  Sun Dec 2nd 12-5:30pm  Get into the holiday spirit with live musical performances, photos with Santa (fee required), holiday crafts, tree lighting.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Arlinda Dine, the queen of Long Island City real estate, talks about Amazon HQ2, her career and the evolving neighborhood.

• For Sale – Maspeth Plateau – One family brick Tudor w/ big front yard, LR, FDR, modern kitchen w/ SS appliances, 3 BRs, large bath w/ separate shower, all wood floors.  Fully finished basement – perfect mother/daughter set up.  Asking $795,000. The “A” Team 917-9522797 or 917-952-2156 

• For Sale - Forest Hills – Large 1BR co-op tastefully renovated with Old World charm.  Pet friendly, close to all transportation and shopping.  Asking $379,000. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• Sold – Flushing – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,260-square-foot home at 78-19 166th St. for $879,000. Zillow

Business News
• Trump threatened to cut subsidies to General Motors after the company announced layoffs and factory shutdowns.

• Papa John’s stock is plummeting.

Events

• Long Island City – 6 p.m. – Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza will attend the meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Long Island City High School, 14-30 Broadway

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November 28th, 2018 at 1:16 pm

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