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Thursday, October 31

Weather
• Up to an inch of rain likely and turning windy in the afternoon. High of 68.

Top Stories
• A top foreign policy advisor resigns less than 24 hours before he was set to testify in the House’s impeachment inquiry.

• The City Council approved legislation that would drastically overhaul how commercial waste is collected in the city.

• A new audit by the state comptroller reveals the Department of Buildings isn’t doing enough to make sure city elevators are safe.

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Halloween Haunted Hop 2019  Thurs Oct 31st  7pm-2am  Celebrate Night Of The Vampire at the 14th edition of the world’s best Halloween party! 21+ w/ Valid ID. $15-$30  Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth
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Queens News
• City and state elected officials are demanding an investigation after a boy with cornrows was told he couldn’t attend a Catholic school in Jamaica.

• A teen looking for street cred gave a falsely confessed to two recent shootingsin Queens. Meanwhile, another has been charged for one of the incidents.

• The Glendale-Middle Village Coalition is planning a Saturday rally to protest a homeless shelter on Cooper Avenue.

Politics
• An appellate court is poised to potentially do what Congress couldn’t: obliterate Obamacare.

• A Brooklyn state senator is pushing legislation that would give prisoners the right to vote.

Entertainment
• Prince’s new memoir, The Beautiful Ones, isn’t really Prince’s memoir.

• A Williamsburg cupcake shop that was once crowned the best in the city has picked up another accolade.

Buzzing Back

• In 1963, Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatlemania firsthand, paving the way for the British Invasion.

• In 1967, rapper Vanilla Ice is born in Dallas. In 2019, he began hosting this HGTV show.

Opinion
• A columnist for the New York Post writes that the best thing President Donald Trump can do is just apologize for the Ukraine scandal.

• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star argues that millennials have received bad rap, and is encouraged about he future after her interactions with “Zoomers.”

In the Blogs
• A new website shares the hidden histories of Queens.

• A Ridgewood-based performance artist is taking on American politics in a new drag performance.

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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (1-4) fell to the Orlando Magic, 95-83.

• The Nets (1-3) lost to the Pacers, 118-108.

• The Washington Nationals won their first World Series, topping the Astros, 6-2.

• San Francisco (7-0) and Arizona (3-4-1) meet on Thursday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. The 49ers are ten-point road favorites.

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Trunk or Treat  Thurs Oct 31st  4:30-6pm Everyone is welcome! Prizes for best-decorated cars. Live DJ and costume contest. Free after party at Laser Bounce. The Shops at Atlas, 80-00 Cooper Avenue, Glendale
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Real Estate
• While most the city’s residential listings are collection dust, in Queens homes are flying off the shelf.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Nov 2nd 1-3pm. 52-36 62nd Street, Maspeth Plateau – One family has open layout 1st flr. 3 BRs, full bath upstairs. Pvt yard, detached garage. $899,000. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Nov 2nd 12-1:30pm. 76-22 57th Road, Middle Village – One family home on large 30×100 lot has 2 BRs, 1 bath, backyard w/ deck.  $749,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-799-1111

• Sold – Five-bedroom, three-bath, 2,366-square-foot single-family home at 161-32 85th Street in Howard Beach for $801,000.

Style & Fashion
• Play it cool while it gets cool: here’s nine coat-and-sneaker combos that will have you looking your best in the chilly weather.

• Get into aromatherapy with these luxurious scented candles that go beyond green apple and pumpkin spice.

Events
• Corona - 10:30 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio announces plans for new STEAM pre-K center. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

• Kew Gardens – 10:30 a.m. – Borough President’s Land Use Hearing. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Jamaica Estates - 10:30 a.m. – Union members and legislators oppose nursing home Medicaid cuts. Hillside Manor, 182-15 Hillside Ave.

Douglaston – 12:30 to 2 p.m. – Spooktacular Celebration.  For kids 18-months to 4 years old with parent. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.

Forest Hills - 2 to 5 p.m. – Halloween Celebration. Maspeth Federal Bank, 101-09 Metropolitan Ave.

LIC – 2 to 8 p.m. – Court Square Civic Association Halloween Block Party.  45th Ave. & 21st St.

Bayside – 4:30 p.m. – State Senator John Liu hands out candy to trick-or-treaters. District Office, Bell Blvd. & 39th Ave.

Glendale – 4:30 to 6 p.m. – Trunk or Treat. The Shops at Atlas, 80-00 Cooper Ave.

Jackson Heights – 5 p.m. – Jackson Heights Halloween Parade. Corner of 89th St. & 37th Ave.

College Point – 4:30 p.m. – Liu hands out candy to trick-or-treaters. College Point Community Ambulance Building, 123-06 18th Ave.

Jamaica – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Haunted Halloween. Queens Library, 108-41 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

Astoria – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Children’s Halloween Costume Party. Central Restaurant/Lounge, 20-30 Steinway St.

Flushing - 6 p.m.  Bongsan Talchum: Korean Mask Dance. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Elmhurst – 6 to 7 p.m. – Halloween Party & Ragamuffin Parade. St. Adalbert Catholic Academy, 52-17 83rd St.

Flushing – 6:15 p.m. – Liu hands out candy to trick-or-treaters. Ebenezer Baptist Church, 36-12 Prince St.

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

Maspeth – 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. – Halloween Haunted Hop 2019. Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.

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

Astoria – 9 to 10:30 p.m. – My Nightmare. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

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October 31st, 2019 at 9:18 am

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