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Monday, October 5
Alternate-side parking is suspended for Shemini Atzereth. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Cool weather continues on a partly cloudy day with the high temperature reaching 64 degrees.

Top Stories
Historic flooding in South Carolina is leaving thousands without power and has caused over 100 water rescues.

• The father of the Oregon man that opened fire at a community college last week called for stricter gun legislation. 

• Doctors Without Borders is calling the U.S. airstrike that killed 22 civilians a “war crime.”

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Thalia Spanish Theater announces Bilingual Workshops. Oct. 5th – Dec. 7th Acting for Theater-Film-TV workshop 10 sessions/$350 and Digital Production for Film & TV 10 sessions/$700. Enroll in both workshops for $900. Call William Lopera at 718-729-3880 for more info. Thalia Spanish Theater, 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside www.thaliatheatre.org
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Queens News
• Twelve people are injured after a bus crashed into a Jamaica home. 

• An old hotel in Long Island City is slated to become a women’s homeless shelter.

• Police are looking for a driver that hit and killed a man on College Point Boulevard.

Politics
Some of the biggest players in Albany are on a list of potential witnesses for Assemblyman Sheldon Silver’s corruption trial.

• Mayor de Blasio is renaming the 40-story Manhattan Municipal Building after former Mayor David Dinkins.

Entertainment
• Cathriona White overdosed on pills prescribed to her ex-boyfriend, actor Jim Carrey.

Weekend Box Office
The Martian – $55 million
Hotel Transylvania – $33 million
Sicario – $12 million
The Intern – $11 million
• Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials – $7.6 million

Opinion
• Drew Magary in GQ details what steps citizens can take to “win the war on guns.” 

• The Post writes that the seven years of Barack Obama has brought the world from peace to chaos.

In the Blogs
• The annual Queensboro Dance Festival is coming to Long Island City from October 12-16.

• The Staples on Fresh Pond Road is slated to close next week.

Trending in New York
American Apparel 
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South Korean
#WhoDat

Scoreboard
• The Jets took London by storm, topping the Dolphins 27-14 in the Sunday matinee.

• The Giants won their second in a row, topping Rex Ryan and the Bills by a final of 24-10.

• In the season finale, the Mets topped the Nationals, 1-0. They start their first-round playoff series against the Dodgers later this week.

• The Yankees stumbled to the finish line, losing to the Orioles, 9-4. They’ll play in the Wild Card game Tuesday against the Astros.

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Queens Restaurant Week Kick-Off    Mon. Oct. 5th 12-1:30PM Ten of the finest restaurants in Queens will have samples of their food. Arrive early so you can taste everything! The Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale
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Real Estate
• The TWA Flight Center at JFK, set to finally become a hotel, will have one final open house for people to look at the piece of aviation history.

• For Rent – Woodside  – Office with parking and storage yard for A/C, Electrical, Plumbing etc contractors. Call 718-779-6565.

• For Sale – Jackson Heights – One bedroom large co-op, 730 sq ft, Pet friendly, parking available.  Asking $198,000.  Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

• Sold – Long Island City – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom home on 21st Street for $880,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• A 27-year-old man was fatally shot in the head inside his car at around 10:28 p.m. on Sunday night in South Ozone Park.

Events
• Flushing – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce presents Taiwan Products Day. Sheraton LaGuardia East, Phoenix ballroom, 135-20 39th Ave.

• Little Neck – Noon – Councilman Paul Vallone hosts street-renaming ceremony in honor of Matinecock Native Americans. Northern Blvd. & Marathon Parkway

• Glendale – Noon – Queens Restaurant Week Kickoff. Atlas Park Common Area, 80-00 Cooper Ave.

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

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October 5th, 2015 at 9:04 am

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