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Wednesday, October 10

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Hurricane Michael has made landfall in Florida as a powerful Category 4 storm.

• A Chinese intelligence officer has been charged with economic espionage.

• The operator of the limo company involved in the crash that killed 20 people upstate has been arrested.

IN QUEENS
• A Queens man is facing federal charges for allegedly choking his girlfriend aboard a cruise ship while in international waters.

• A man died from his wounds after he was shot in South Jamaica.

• Transportation officials are discussing safety upgrades for a stretch of Northern Boulevard after several pedestrian deaths.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Flushing-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed in the area of 61 St-Woodside in Queens.

• D train service has resumed following an earlier incident involving a train with mechanical problems at Bay 50 St.

• Downtown B,D trains run at a slower speed in the area of W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan.

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

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

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

• 20 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 Yankees season is over. The Bombers fell to the Red Sox, 4-3, concluding the American League Division Series.

• Joel Sherman writes in the Post that the questions are just beginning for the Yankees.

• All the initial hype around Knicks rookie Kevin Knox has stopped abruptly.

• The Giants have officially waived first-found bust Ereck Flowers.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice will be deported toItaly when he is released from prison.

• Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer’s death has been ruled as a suicide.

• James Gunn has signed up to write the script for Suicide Squad 2.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – The Season 3 premiere: The jury begins deliberations in the murder trial; and Archie makes a surprising request about how he wants to spend his final days of summer.

• SEAL Team (CBS,9PM) – The team travels to Saudi Arabia, where extremists take hold of an underground water source and threaten to release anthrax into the water supply. Also, Ray contemplates joining another team.

• A Million Little Things (ABC,10PM) – Gary, Rome and Eddie discover that Jon really thought of everything before his passing by planning a surprise outing for Gary’s birthday at a Bruins Fantasy Camp.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Pee-wee’s Big Adventure – When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.

• HULU: Insomnia – Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn’t set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Return of the Living Dead – When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

TECHNOLOGY
• Moving away from aluminum phones, Google’s Pixel 3 phone will be all-glass.

• CircuitMess’ “MAKERphone” is the new phone you can build yourself.

• Home Hub, Google’s newest voice assistant, will have a screen.

#TRENDINGNY
• Yankees

• #WorldMentalHealthDay

• Mexico Beach

• #WednesdayWisdom

• Panama City

REAL ESTATE

• For Rent – Maspeth – Apartment features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath large living room, formal dining room, lovely newly polished wood floors, and lots of windows for fresh air and light! Great location convenient to transportation & shopping. Asking $1,900/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Rent – Maspeth – Apartment features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Asking $2,700/month. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

LOCAL EVENTS
• Maspeth – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Bereavement Group. Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72nd St.

• LIC – 5 to 7 p.m. – Annual Meeting of the LIC BID. We Work Queens Plaza, 27-01 Queens Plaza North.

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

• Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting. Christ the King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

• Astoria – 9 p.m. – Quip It Good! Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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October 10th, 2018 at 4:13 pm

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Morning Buzz: Yankees fall to Red Sox, Frank Padavan dead at age 83

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Wednesday, October 10

Weather
• Cloudy early, but partial clearing in the afternoon. High of 80 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump supporters in Iowa chanted “Lock Her Up,” not at Hillary Clinton, but instead at California Senator Dianne Feinstein.

• Hurricane Michael has strengthened to Category 3 as it roars toward the Gulf Coast.

• The X makes it official! New York City residents can select now select a third gender option on their birth certificate.

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Fall Festival  Sat Oct 13th 12-3pm Celebrate fall with crafts, games, music, pumpkins and more! Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich. Victory Field, Woodhaven Blvd & Myrtle Ave., Woodhaven.
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Queens News
• Former Queens State Senator Frank Padavan died at the age of 83.

• A Jamaica man is clinging onto his life after he was shot in the face and stomach.

• Police are looking for a creep who has been accused of groping young girls in Corona.

Politics
• Nikki Haley will resign as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and has no plans to run in 2020.

• Carlos Danger is back! Anthony Weiner will be released from federal prison early for good conduct.

Entertainment
• Here’s your first look at Ruby Rose in her fierce Batwoman costume for the CW.

• James Gunn will take on the “Suicide Squad” sequel for Warner Bros.

Buzzing Back

• In 1979, The Rose, starring Bette Midler as a self-destructive 1960s rock star premiered in LA.

• In 1973, TV show host Mario Lopez is born in San Diego, CA. During the 1980s, he portrayed A.C. Slater on this TV show.

Opinion
• The Times says Nikki Haley will be missed for her ability to navigate Trump and represent the United States.

• Errol Louis writes in the Daily News that the RFK Human Rights group is taking an important step in its bail reform effort.

In the Blogs
• These anti-immigrant signs found in Sunnyside are linked to a white supremacist group.

• A MetroCard van is coming to Glendale at the end of the month.

Trending in New York
Astros
Ciara
Kimbrel
CeCe
#ArethaFranklin

Scoreboard
• The Yankees season is over. The Bombers fell to the Red Sox, 4-3, concluding the American League Division Series.

• Joel Sherman writes in the Post that the questions are just beginning for the Yankees.

• All the initial hype around Knicks rookie Kevin Knox has stopped abruptly.

• The Giants have officially waived first-found bust Ereck Flowers.

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

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The QED Holiday Bazaar is coming back and we are calling all local creative crafters, designers, artists, makers and bakers to apply by 10/15! Apply Here! Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria.
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Real Estate
• Cape Advisors has filed plans to build a massive 710-unit residential buildingon the Astoria waterfront.

• For Sale – Elmhurst - One family brick offers full finished basement, private driveway, 1 car garage, updated heating system. Great expansion abilities w/ 989 s/f of unused F.A.R.  Asking $879,000  O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• For Sale – Massapequa – Mint, turn-key home has 4 BRs, 3 full bath, full finished basement, large yard w/ unground pool, 1 car garage, large pvt driveway.  Asking $849,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Rosedale – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,200-square-foot house at 243-43 145th Avenue for $545,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Google has unveiled its new Pixel smartphone, a Google Home smart speaker and its first tablet computer.

• The state of Nevada sued Tesla over unpaid taxes for its workers.

Events
Woodside – 8:45 a.m. – NYC DOT, NYPD and elected officials discuss expanded enforcement and design enhancements. Northern Blvd. and 54th St.

Woodhaven – 10 a.m. – Street co-naming ceremony for longtime civic leader Maria Thomson. Jamaica Ave. and Forest Parkway.

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

Flushing – 10 a.m. to Noon – CityParks Senior Fitness – Tennis. Flushing Meadow Corona Park Tennis Courts, Meridian Rd.

Maspeth – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Free NY Legal Assistance Mobile Legal Help Center. Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th St.

Maspeth – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Bereavement Group. Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72nd St.

LIC – 5 to 7 p.m. – Annual Meeting of the LIC BID. We Work Queens Plaza, 27-01 Queens Plaza North.

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

Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting. Christ the King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

Astoria – 9 p.m. – Quip It Good! Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

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October 10th, 2018 at 3:11 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Nikki Haley resigns as US ambassador, Motorcyclist loses arm after collision with box truck.

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Tuesday, October 9

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has resigned and will leave her post by the end of the year.

• Hillary Clinton has said that President Trump’s remarks at Kavanaugh’s swearing-in “undermine the Supreme Court”.

• The new 72nd street subway station now features art designed by Yoko Ono.

IN QUEENS
• A motorcyclist lost his arm when he collided with a box truck on College Point Boulevard.

• A man has been hospitalized after being shot in the face and stomach in Jamaica.

• A 64-year-old man was slashed on a bus after an argument with another passenger over one accidentally bumping the other.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Downtown B,D trains run at a slower speed in the area of W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan.

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

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

• 20 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.

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Yankees (1-2)  lost to the Red Sox 16-1 in the third game of the Division Series. They will play each other again today at 8:07 pm.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Kanye West will meet with President Trump and Jared Kushner at the White House this Thursday.

• Stevie Nicks has been nominated to be inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

• Katt Williams is being sued by a driver who says he was attacked by the comedian and his dog.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Flash (CW, 8PM) – The Season 5 premiere: Barry and Iris try to return an unexpected guest from the future to her timeline.

• NCIS (NBC, 8PM) – One of the NCIS agents is starstruck after the team investigates an explosion outside the home of Navy Petty Officer First Class Todd Nicholas and his wife, popular reality TV star Sheba Nicholas.

• This Is Us (ABC, 9PM) – The Pearsons rally around Kate as she undergoes a medical procedure.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: The Devil’s Advocate – An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job at a high-end New York City law firm with a high-end boss – the biggest opportunity of his career to date.

• HULU: Shark Tank Season 10 – Ambitious entrepreneurs present their breakthrough business concepts.

• AMAZON PRIME: Carrie – Based on a Stephen King novel, Carrie is the story of a girl brought up, almost in isolation, by her psychotically religious mother Margaret.

TECHNOLOGY
• T-Mobile’s prepaid service, Metro, will offer 5G in 2019.

• Alcatel’s newest budget tablet is designed to be more child-friendly.

• A “Borderlands 2″ VR will debut for PlayStation 4 this December.

#TRENDINGNY
• Nikki Haley

• #madebygoogle

• #TuesdayThoughts

• #Batwoman

• #RegisterAndVote

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 718-747-7747Carollo Real Estate 718-747-7747Carollo Real Estate 718-747-7747

LOCAL EVENTS
• Richmond Hill – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 9 Monthly Meeting.  Royal Indian Palace, 118-06 Atlantic Ave.

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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October 9th, 2018 at 3:45 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by The Queens Criminal Lawyer

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Tuesday, October 9

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 78.

Top Stories
• Hurricane Michael is expected to hit ground tomorrow and cause major destruction to Florida’s Gulf Coast.

• Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh for the “pain and suffering” Kavanaugh’s sexual assault allegations caused him and his family.

• The driver behind the wheel of the limo that crashed upstate and resulted in 20 people dead reportedly had a history of prior drug busts.

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Andrea Brachfield Jazz Quartet  Fri Oct 12th 8pm  This is the last of the series of premieres for the work , “If Not Now, When? “ which was composed by Andrea Brachfeld and Bill O’Connell, pianist extraordinaire.  $16   Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• Postal workers in Queens call on the president to stop talk of privatizing the U.S. Postal Service.

• A local rapper was shot and killed outside a local bar in Woodhaven.

• Police are looking for a suspect that slashed a passenger’s face on a bus in St. Albans.

Politics
• President Trump believes that Chicago should use the NYPD’s controversial method of ‘Stop and Frisk’ to reduce gun violence.

• Bill and Hilary Clinton are going on tour together to headline in a series of events together across the country.

Entertainment
• Trump says he likes Taylor Swift about 25% less now that she has publicly endorsed two Democrats in Tennessee.

• Former first daughter Barbara Bush had a secret wedding to screenwriter Craig Coyne.

Buzzing Back

• In 1985, on what would have been John Lennon’s 45th birthday, Yoko Ono dedicates a 2.5 acre section in NY’s Central Park called Strawberry Fields.

• In 1952 reality star Sharon Osbourne is born in London, England. In 1982, she married this rock star and revived his career by creating this Summerfest.

Opinion
• The Daily News thinks that the New York State property tax is blatantly unfair.

• The New York Times contemplated the fate of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist that is missing, and thinks that if he was abducted Saudi Arabia needs to be held responsible.

In the Blogs
• A Queens man posed as a police officer and forced his victim to ‘donate’ money to the 114th precinct.

• ‘City Mailroom’ opened at 44-70 21st street near Court Square.

Trending in New York
• #madebygoogle
• Drew Brees
• Brock Holt
• Kavanaugh Impeachment
• #BetterCallSaul

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (1-2)  lost to the Red Sox 16-1 in the third game of the Division Series.They will play each other again today at 8:07 pm.

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

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Annual Meeting of the LIC BID  Wed Oct 10th 5-7pm We will report on accomplishments, discuss plans for the future, review financials, elect directors of the board and present awards. Register here.  We Work Queens Plaza, 27-01 Queens Plaza North, LIC
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Real Estate
• Investors are searching for smart opportunities for real estate in these times of climate change.

• For Sale – Little Neck - One family detached Ranch features 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, finished basement, detached garage, pvt driveway.  Excellent school district.  Asking $948,000  O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Railroad style 2 BR, spacious LR, EIK, 1 full bath.  Heat & hot water included.  Asking $1,950/month. ID # 1327212  Carollo Real Estate 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Jamaica – A three bedroom, two bathroom, 132 square foot house at 14517 123rd Ave for $430,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Facebook’s new speakers which include a camera that can follow users around the room and a microphone that can enhance voices, are creeping users out.

• The creator of Fortnite just bought anti cheating software.

Events
• Fresh Meadows – 9 to 11 a.m. – CityParks Senior Fitness: Tennis  Cunningham Park Tennis Courts, Union Tpk & 193rd St.

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

• LIC – 5:30 p.m. – NYC Kids Rise Event. College savings program. P.S. 76. 36-36 10th Street.

• Richmond Hill – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 9 Monthly Meeting.  Royal Indian Palace, 118-06 Atlantic Avenue

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October 9th, 2018 at 12:53 pm

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by Petro Home Services

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Monday, October 8

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• A landmark report by the UN found that nations will need to take “unprecedented” actions to cut their carbon emissions over the next decade to avoid a climate catastrophe.

• President Trump said he has no plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

• The driver involved in the upstate limo crash that killed 20 people did not have the proper license and the vehicle had failed an inspection just last month.

IN QUEENS
• Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer tore down down anti-immigrant posters tied to a white supremacist group in Sunnyside.

• Days after a 1-year-old girl died and her twin brother was hospitalized in critical condition, their father was found dead after a suspected suicide.

• Police are searching for a man who posed as a cop and demanded that a man “donate” money to the 114 Precinct.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Downtown B,D trains run at a slower speed in the area of W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan.

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

TRAFFIC
• 23 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.

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

• 18 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 (1-4) lost a heartbreaker to the Carolina Panthers, losing 31-30.

• The Jets (2-3) beat the Denver Broncos, 34-16.

• The Yankees are looking to take the lead against the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS tonight. The game starts at 7:40 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Taylor Swift endorsed Tennessee Democrats Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper.

• At least 12 people were injured amid the panic following a “shots fired” warning at a Lil Wayne concert in Atlanta.

• Jonah Hill teased a collaboration with Adidas on Instagram.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• 9-1-1 (FOX, 9PM) – The first responders race to rescue victims trapped in various tight spots. Meanwhile, Athena contemplates accepting a promotion that will take her out of the field.

• The Good Doctor (ABC, 10PM) – Dr. Melendez, Dr. Brown and Dr. Park have given a young married couple two choices about their future: save the wife’s life or their future ability to start a family.

• Manifest (NBC, 10PM) – Ben and Michaela investigate a shocking murder in fear that it’s connected to Flight 828.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: V for Vendetta – In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of “V”, plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

• HULU: American Psycho – A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends.

• AMAZON PRIME: Starship Troopers – Humans in a militaristic future wage war with giant alien bugs in a satire of modern world politics.

TECHNOLOGY
• Google exposed private data from hundreds of thousands of Google+ users and then chose not to inform those affected by the issue.

• Intel announced its latest 9th Gen chips, including its ‘best gaming processor’ Core i9.

• Check out this round up of the trailers released at New York Comic Con 2018.

#TRENDINGNY
• #MondayMotivation

• #indigenouspeoplesday2018

• Columbus Day

• #HurricaneMichael

• #NCT127_Regular_Eng

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Middle Village – 2 Family M.V North Convenient Location To School P.S. 128 (K-8) Ose From First And Second To Yard, Bus Stop Including Express Buses To Manhattan. In Close Proximity To Train.Hardwood Flooring ,Close To Our Lady Of Hope.Close. Rental Income. Asking $948,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Rent – Middle Village – Bright Three Room 2nd Floor Unit Offers A New Kitchen And Bath, Generous Living Room And Bedroom. Very Convenient Location With Easy Access To Shopping And Transportation. Asking $1,500/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

LOCAL EVENTS
• Ridgewood – Noon to 5 p.m. – Annual Harvest Festival.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave.

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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October 9th, 2018 at 12:50 pm

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Morning Buzz: Rapper fatally shot outside of Woodhaven lounge, 20 killed in upstate limo crash

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 Monday, October 8
Alternate Side Parking rules are suspended today for Columbus Day. Parking meters will be in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
• Twenty people celebrating a birthday were all killed in an upstate limousine crash.

• A monster earthquake hit Haiti, killing at least 12 people, and injuring at least 188 others.

• Look what you made her do! After keeping mum on politics throughout her entire career, Taylor Swift broke her silence to endorse two Tennessee Democrats.

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Annual Harvest Festival  Mon Oct 8th  12-5pm Visit our pumpkin patch! Music by DJ Frank, Nolick the Wizard, crafts, games, bouncy house, face painting. Adults $5.00, Children 12 and under free.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue, Ridgewood
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Queens News
• Hip-hop artist Hollywood Play was gunned down in front of Tavern Lounge in Woodhaven.

• Days after a Queens mom was charged for her baby’s death, the girl’s father fell to his death from atop a midtown hotel.

• A Queens motorcyclist died after getting into an accident in Hempstead.

Politics
• Joe Crowley said a disconnect with millennial voters is what cost him his seat in Congress.

• According to Kellyanne Conway, America can see “our husbands, our sons, our cousins, our co-workers, our brothers” in newly-confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Entertainment
• Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is saying goodbye to the Jersey Shore and saying hello to the slammer after being sentenced to eight months in prison for tax evasion.

Weekend Box Office
• Venom (2018): $80 million
• A Star is Born (2018): $41.3 million
• Smallfoot: $14.9 million
• Night School (2018): $12.3 million
• The House With A Clock In Its Walls: $7.3 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1977 Billy Joel‘s breakthrough album, “The Stranger“, would crack the Top 10 on the Billboard chart. The LP contained four US Top 30 singles, including this one.

• In 1985 pop singer Bruno Mars is born in Honolulu, HI.  In 2012 this album hit #1 on the US Billboard charts.

Opinion
• The Times argued that a federal appeals court should release records of a grand jury that held no one responsible for the brutal murders of two African-American couples in 1946.

• Following the Kavanaugh confirmation, the Post said the left has gone completely unhinged.

In the Blogs
• Latinx play “Eight Tales of Pedro” will continue at LIC’s Secret Theatre for 11 more shows.

• The Forest Hills House of the Week is a Tudor masterpiece.

Trending in New York
• Thanksgiving
• Jamal Khashoggi
• Schoharie
• #ColumbusDay
• Shingo

Scoreboard
• The Giants (1-4) lost a heartbreaker to the Carolina Panthers, losing 31-30.

• The Jets (2-3) beat the Denver Broncos, 34-16.

• The Yankees are looking to take the lead against the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS tonight. The game starts at 7:40 p.m.

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

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The Amazing Maize Maze  Mon Oct 8th 11am-4:30pm  Enjoy getting lost in NYC’s 3-acre interactive corn maze.  $5-$10  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park
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Real Estate
• In a bid to find affordable housing, young families are settling down in new areas across the city, including some neighborhoods in Queens.

• For Sale – Forest Hills Gardens – Charming 3 BR, 2 bath co-op features wood-burning fireplace, pvt garden, dog friendly, bike & storage rooms.  Garage space available for extra fee.  Near all.  Asking $725,000. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• For Rent – Middle Village Home for Rent – Huge LR, Ultra modern kitchen, spacious BRs, 2.5 modern bath, finished basement, porch room & backyard.  Asking $4,000/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – Far Rockaway – A  three-bedroom, one-bathroom single-family home at 648 Beach 69th St. for $410,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• 42-year-old Santos Rochas has been reported missing. He was last seen on September 23 at his residence at 42-72 80th Street. He is described as Hispanic, 5’0″ and 150 lbs. He was wearing a blue jeans, blue t-shirt and black sneakers.

Events

• Flushing – 10 am – Grace Meng and postal workers hold a press conference to protest Trump’s proposal to privatize the United States Postal Service. Meng’s office,  40-13 159th St.

• Astoria – 10 a.m. to Noon – CityParks Senior Fitness: Tennis.  Astoria Park Tennis Courts, 21st St & Hoyt Ave.

• Flushing – 10 a.m. to Noon – CityParks Senior Fitness: Tennis.  Flushing Meadows Corona Park Tennis Courts, Meridian Road

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

• Ridgewood – Noon to 5 p.m. – Annual Harvest Festival.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue

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October 8th, 2018 at 1:50 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Senate votes to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination, $13 billion in renovations announced for JFK Airport.

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Friday, October 5

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Brett Kavanaugh is on track to be on to become a Supreme Court Justice with a 51-49 vote.

• Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege were awarded Nobel Peace Prizes for “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.”

• NYC officials said that they have joined state regulators in examining whether the Trump family underpaid taxes on their real estate empire.

IN QUEENS
• The three other children of a woman who fatally beat her daughter were found with scratches on their legs and signs of scabies.

• Governor Cuomo announced a $13 billion renovation plan for John F. Kennedy Airport that is set to begin in 2020.

• Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a man at gunpoint on a street in Forest Hills.

SUBWAY STATUS
• 7 Flushing-bound trains run at a slower speed in the area of 61 St-Woodside in Queens.

• Southbound C and E trains are running with delays because of signal problems at 42 St-Port Authority.

• Downtown B,D trains run at a slower speed in the area of W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan.

• J,Z trains run at a slower speed in both directions in the area of the 121 St Station in Queens.

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

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

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

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

• 33 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 Yankees head to Boston to begin the American League Division Series at 7:32 p.m.

Saturday
• The Yankees take on the Red Sox at Fenway Park for Game 2 at 8:15 p.m.
• The Rangers hit the ice in Buffalo against the Sabres at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders welcome the Nashville Predators to Brooklyn at 7 p.m.

Sunday
• The Jets (1-3) host the Denver Broncos at 1 p.m.
• The Giants (1-3) are on the road in Carolina to face the Panthers at 1 p.m.
• The Rangers play the Carolina Hurricanes on the road at 5 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Jersey Shore star Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino has been sentenced to 8 months in prison for tax evasion.

• Shonda Rhimes and Matt Reeves are developing a sci-fi franchise for Netflix.

• Lady Gaga voiced her support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• MacGyver (CBS, 8PM) – Jack receives an emergency distress signal from one of his old Delta buddies who is falsely accused of terrorism in a foreign country, so MacGyver and Jack quickly recruit the rest of Jack’s old Delta team and stage an unsanctioned rescue op.

• Off the Boat (ABC, 8PM) – The Season 5 premiere: Honey and Marvin celebrate the birth of their baby. In other events, Jessica’s book is finally released, and she’s optimistically looking forward to a book store reading that’s been set up by her publisher to help boost sales.

• Hell’s Kitchen (FOX, 9PM) – Chef Ramsay announces that he is taking his risotto off of the Hell’s Kitchen menu, and the contestants are tasked with preparing their own risotto dish in the hopes of replacing the old one for the remainder of the season.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Once Upon a Time in America – A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

• HULU: Rec – A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Man in the High Castle Season 3 – Juliana uncovers a dangerous Nazi plan for ultimate supremacy. Can she convince others to join her in stopping it? Or is it already too late?

TECHNOLOGY
• Apple is using proprietary software to lock MacBook Pros and iMacPros from third-party repairs.

• Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 update is reportedly erasing users data.

•Amazon’s Alexa companion app is getting a redesign.

#TRENDINGNY
• Kavanaugh

• #PinstripePride

• #WorldTeachersDay

• #Aquaman

• Manchin

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Middle Village – Larger Than Average Brick English Tudor With 4 Large Bedrooms. Full Bathroom With Separate Shower And Tub. House Is Across From Juniper Park And Highly Regarded P.S. 49.Virtual Tour Of Spectacular Home.20 Feet Wide.Hardwood Floors Thru Out. Asking $1,200,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Rent – Glendale – Bright And Beautiful Two Bedroom Apartment Features Spacious Rooms, Brand New Kitchen, And Deck For Enjoying Nice Weather! Great Glendale/Ridgewood Location Convenient To Transportation And All The Amenities Of Myrtle Avenue. Asking $1,800/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

LOCAL EVENTS
• Elmhurst – 4 to 7 p.m. – Elmhurst Hospital hosts Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. 77-10 41st Ave.
• Flushing – 5 p.m. – Korean American Family Service Center hosts 21st annual Silent March Against Domestic Violence. 109th Pct, 37-05 Union St.
 LIC – 7 to 11 p.m. – Sacred Honey Ceremony: An Invocation of the Joy of Life. Sacred Waters, 5-35 51st Ave.
• Jackson Heights – 7 p.m. – Memorial Vigil for LGBTQ icon Miss Colombia. Jackson Heights Post Office, 78-03 37th Ave.
• Flushing – 7:15 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo presents: “Coco” Under the Stars. Kissena Corridor Park, Colden St. and Elder Ave.
• LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Eight Tales of Pedro. The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St.
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Carnegie Hall Citywide: Hazmat Modine. Free w/ RSVP. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Saturday
• Woodside – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Woodside Qns Festival.  Woodside Ave from 65th St to 60th St.
• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Making Music.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
• Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Kick Off to Fall!.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
• Forest Hills – Noon – EEEEEATSCON – Food Festival.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
• Sunnyside – Noon to 5 p.m. – Oktoberfest.  Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39th Avenue
• St. Albans – Noon to 3 p.m. – Reverend Walter A. and Doris L. Jones Way street co-naming ceremony. Majority Baptist Church, 115-21 Farmers Blvd.
• Corona – 1 p.m. – Culture Connections: The Richie Goods Project.  Queens Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd.
• Ozone Park – 2 p.m. – Ozone Park Block Association hosts rally for woman beaten and robbed outside St. Elizabeth’s. 94-01 85th St.
• LIC – 4 p.m. – Family Friendly Beekeeping Workshop.  $10 suggesteddonation.  Smiling Hogshead Ranch, 25-30 Skillman Ave.
• LIC - 4:30 & 7:30 p.m. – Eight Tales of Pedro.  The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St.
• Maspeth - 7 to 10 p.m. – Festa d’Italia Pasta Night.  Frank Kowalinski Post, 61-57 Maspeth Ave
• Forest Hills – 8 p.m. – Generations Rock ‘n’ Roll.  The Other Place, 103-19 Metropolitan Ave.
• Elmhurst - 8 p.m. to Midnight – Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Sunday
• Maspeth – 11 a.m. – Fall Maspeth Street Fair. Grand Ave.
• Astoria - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Fall Family Day.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-10 35th Ave.
• Maspeth – Noon to 3 p.m. – Veteran’s Car Show.  Maspeth Federal Pkg Lot, 56-19 69th St.
• Jackson Heights – Momo Crawl (Himalayan Dumpling)  $10. Diversity Plaza, 37th Rd & 74th St.
• Hillcrest – 1 to 4 p.m. – Congresswoman Grace Meng to speak at Free Kids Carnival. Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike.
• Flushing - 3 p.m. – Ballroom with a Twist!  Hillside Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.
• LIC – 4:30 & 7:30 p.m. – Eight Tales of Pedro.  The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St.
• Flushing - 7:30 p.m. – Pictures at an Exhibition by Queensboro Symphony Orchestra.  Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parson Blvd.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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October 5th, 2018 at 3:52 pm

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Morning Buzz: Senate to vote on Kavanaugh confirmation, Vigil tonight for Ms. Colombia

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Friday, October 5

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 67 degrees. Saturday will also be sunny and a high of 68. Sunday will warm up to 79 and partly cloudy skies.

Top Stories
• After receiving the FBI report, the Senate will vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation today. Meanwhile, the judge penned an op-ed admitting he was too emotional at his hearing.

• The California busboy who cradled Robert F. Kennedy moments after he was fatally shot has died at age 68.

• New Jersey Transit was suspended at Penn Station last night due to yet another derailment.

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Fall Maspeth Street Festival  Sun Oct 7th 11am  Celebrate Maspeth with shopping, food vendors, entertainment, community groups and more! Veteran’s Car Show @ Maspeth Federal Parking Lot 12-3pm. Grand Ave., Maspeth.
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Queens News
• ACS had visited the home of an Auburndale girl days before she was fatally beaten by her mother.

• A memorial vigil will be held to honor Ms. Colombia, a beloved Queens LGBT figure who died in the Rockaways.

• Ninety-six rare baby sea turtles were hatched on the Rockaway peninsula.

Politics
• Even after the Working Families Party voted to give Andrew Cuomo their line, the governor won’t say if he’ll take it.

• Bill de Blasio’s PAC will make a round of campaign contributions to national Democrats.

Entertainment
• Alan Alda will receive the 55th SAG Life Achievement Award for his career and humanitarian accomplishments.

• Chris Evans is hanging up his Captain America shield and leaving Marvelafter Avengers 4.

Buzzing Back

• In 1973, Elton John released this album, which would become one of rock’s greatest double albums.

• In 1902, entrepreneur Ray Kroc was born in Oak Park, IL. He’s the businessman responsible for the success of this fast-food chain.

Opinion
• The Times makes the case that Brett Kavanaugh failed in his Supreme Court test and that senators should vote no.

• The Post says delaying justice for Shelly Silver is denying justice for all New Yorkers.

In the Blogs
• A local congresswoman is co-hosting a town hall on student debt later this month.

• Khan’s Tutorial is opening a new Sunnyside location on October 20.

Trending in New York
• Brady
• Bette Midler
• #SVUWithoutBorders
• Rangers
• #NationalTacoDay

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (0-1) fell to the Predators, 3-2.

• The Islanders (1-0) topped the Hurricanes in overtime, 2-1.

• The Patriots beat the Colts, 38-24, on Thursday Night Football.

• The Yankees don’t see themselves as underdogs heading into the ALDS with an historic Red Sox team.

• Kyrie Irving dashed Knicks fans’ hopes by committing to re-sign with Boston.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees head to Boston to begin the American League Division Series at 7:32 p.m.
Saturday
• The Yankees take on the Red Sox at Fenway Park for Game 2 at 8:15 p.m.
• The Rangers hit the ice in Buffalo against the Sabres at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders welcome the Nashville Predators to Brooklyn at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Jets (1-3) host the Denver Broncos at 1 p.m.
• The Giants (1-3) are on the road in Carolina to face the Panthers at 1 p.m.
• The Rangers play the Carolina Hurricanes on the road at 5 p.m.

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

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Ballroom with a Twist!  Sun Oct 7th  3pm  This dance features many different styles of dance, not just ballroom, hence the “twist.” Queensborough Performing Arts, Hillside Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpk, Flushing.
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Real Estate
• Take a look at new images of JFK Airport’s upcoming $13 billion overhaul.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 6th 12:30-2:30 pm  73-04 Juniper Valley Road, Middle Village. Semi detached Ranch features LR, DR, 2 BRs, renovated modern kitchen and bath!  Full finished basement w/ laundry room and 1/2 bath.  Asking $699,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 7th 1-2:30pm  54-39 64th Street, Maspeth Detached 1 family home offers 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, attic, full finished basement, 1 car garage, pvt driveway.  Asking $799,000. Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Broad Channel – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,100-square-foot house at 10-08 Church Road for $150,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Here are the best spots where you can eat for $10 or less in Ridgewood.

• Gothamist says one of the best places for a milkshake is Petey’s Burger in Long Island City.

Restaurant ABC’s – Blissville
Grade A – Van Dam Diner, 45-55 Van Dam St. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees.
Grade B – Griddle Cafe Deli, 30-18 Hunters Point Ave. – Evidence of mice, Food work does not use proper utensils.
Grade C – Manetta’s Ristorante, 10-76 Jackson Ave. – Live roaches, Filth flies, Personal cleanliness inadequate.

Events
• Rego Park – 10 a.m. – Co-Dependence Anonymous (12-Step) Meeting – For Women Only. Resurrection Ascension Parish, 85-25 61st Rd.

 Jamaica – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Job Fair sponsored by Joseph P. Addabbo. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

• Bayside – 11:30 a.m. – Democratic State Senate nominee John Liu opens campaign office 36-35 Bell Blvd.

• South Ozone Park – 12:30 p.m. – Ribbon Cutting Carnival ceremony for new school yard. MS 226, 121-10 Rockaway Blvd.

• Elmhurst – 4 to 7 p.m. – Elmhurst Hospital hosts Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. 77-10 41st Ave.

• Flushing – 5 p.m. – Korean American Family Service Center hosts 21st annual Silent March Against Domestic Violence. 109th Pct, 37-05 Union St.

 LIC – 7 to 11 p.m. – Sacred Honey Ceremony: An Invocation of the Joy of Life. SacredWaters, 5-35 51st Ave.

• Jackson Heights – 7 p.m. – Memorial Vigil for LGBTQ icon Miss Colombia. Jackson Heights Post Office, 78-03 37th Ave.

• Flushing – 7:15 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo presents: “Coco” Under the Stars. Kissena Corridor Park, Colden St. and Elder Ave.

• LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Eight Tales of Pedro. The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St.

• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Carnegie Hall Citywide: Hazmat Modine. Free w/ RSVP. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Saturday
• Woodside – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Woodside Qns Festival.  Woodside Ave from 65th St to 60th St.
• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Making Music.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
• Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Kick Off to Fall!.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
• Forest Hills – Noon – EEEEEATSCON – Food Festival.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
• Sunnyside – Noon to 5 p.m. – Oktoberfest.  Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39th Avenue
• St. Albans – Noon to 3 p.m. – Reverend Walter A. and Doris L. Jones Way street co-naming ceremony. Majority Baptist Church, 115-21 Farmers Blvd.
• Corona – 1 p.m. – Culture Connections: The Richie Goods Project.  Queens Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd.
• Ozone Park – 2 p.m. – Ozone Park Block Association hosts rally for woman beaten and robbed outside St. Elizabeth’s. 94-01 85th St.
• LIC – 4 p.m. – Family Friendly Beekeeping Workshop.  $10 suggested donation.  Smiling Hogshead Ranch, 25-30 Skillman Avenue
• LIC - 4:30 & 7:30 p.m. – Eight Tales of Pedro.  The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street
• Maspeth - 7 to 10 p.m. – Festa d’Italia Pasta Night.  Frank Kowalinski Post, 61-57 Maspeth Ave
• Forest Hills – 8 p.m. – Generations Rock ‘n’ Roll.  The Other Place, 103-19 Metropolitan Ave.
• Elmhurst - 8 p.m. to Midnight – Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Sunday
• Maspeth – 11 a.m. – Fall Maspeth Street Fair. Grand Avenue,
• Astoria - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Fall Family Day.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-10 35th Avenue
• Maspeth – Noon to 3 p.m. – Veteran’s Car Show.  Maspeth Federal Pkg Lot, 56-19 69th St.
• Jackson Heights – Momo Crawl (Himalayan Dumpling)  $10. Diversity Plaza, 37th Rd & 74th St.
• Hillcrest – 1 to 4 p.m. – Congresswoman Grace Meng to speak at Free Kids Carnival. Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike.
• Flushing - 3 p.m. – Ballroom with a Twist!  Hillside Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.
• LIC – 4:30 & 7:30 p.m. – Eight Tales of Pedro.  The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street
• Flushing - 7:30 p.m. – Pictures at an Exhibition by Queensboro Symphony Orchestra.  Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parson Blvd.

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October 5th, 2018 at 2:12 pm

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