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Morning Buzz: de Blasio call Monserrate a ‘vampire,’ How LIC is faring one year after Amazon pull out

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Thursday, November 21

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 52 degrees.

Top Stories
• After Gordon Sondland’s damning testimony, a Pentagon official undercut another key GOP defense at yesterday’s impeachment hearings.

• With no clear frontrunner among the Democratic presidential candidates, they resisted they urge to attack in last night’s debate.

• One of the Manhattan prison guards arrested in connection with Jeffrey Epstein’s death is willing to dish on the pedophile’s suicide.

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Decorate the Castle for the Holidays  Sat Nov 23rd   12-3pm  We’re decking the halls, trimming the tree and welcoming volunteers who’d like to lend a hand. Register here. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave, Bayside
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Queens News
• Mayor Bill de Blasio called disgraced ex-pol Hiram Monserrate a “vampire” when asked about his recently announced comeback campaign for Assembly.

• One year after the Amazon deal fell through, here’s a look at how Long Island City has fared without the tech giant.

• A computer issue stranded British Airways passengers at JFK Airport last night.

Politics
• Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, who represents parts of Queens and Brooklyn, became the first female chair of the House Oversight Committee.

• Two current office holders in northeast Queens will face challengers in next year’s elections.

Entertainment
• A 70s-era stripper who went by the name of “Tanqueray” is stealing the spotlight on the already-popular Humans of New York blog.

• The new movie Ford v. Ferrari plays fast and loose with the facts, but some of its most unbelievable details are 100 percent true.

Buzzing Back

• In 1980, millions tune in to find out who shot J.R.

• In 2000, actress Isabel May is born in Santa Monica, California. She plays Veronica Duncan, Georgie’s love interest on this show.

Opinion
• The Queens Ledger writes that Mayor Bill de Blasio has no business criticizing Michael Bloomberg for his policing policies while mayor of NYC.

• A south Queens state senator writes in the Leader-Observer that the state is losing tens of millions of dollars by refusing to adopt mobile sports betting.

In the Blogs
• Sick of this s***! Middle Village has the most dog poop complaints of any neighborhood in the city, according to a new study.

• Councilman Eric Ulrich is looking for volunteers to help with his 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner in Ozone Park next week.

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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (4-11) fell to the 76ers, 109-104.

• The nets (6-8) topped the Hornets, 101-91.

• The Rangers (9-8-2) downed the Capitals, 4-1.

• St. John’s (4-1) rolled past Columbia, 82-63.

• The Islanders (15-3-1) host the Penguins in Brooklyn. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• Indianapolis (6-4) and Houston (6-4) meet in a big Thursday Night Football matchup at 8:20 p.m. The Texans are 3.5-point favorites.

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The Boy Band Project  Sat Nov 23rd 8pm An interactive boy band cover group with talent that is off the charts, these boys will make you want to get up and dance! Tickets The Lexington Center, 25-26 75th Street, Elmhurst
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Real Estate
• A Trump critic is trying to raise enough money to buy his childhood home in Jamaica Estates just to tear it down.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Nov 23rd 1-3pm. 97-09 110th Street, Richmond Hill – One family offers 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, modern kitchen, porch, yard, semi-finished basement. $589,000 Owner will listen to all offers! Pirillo Realty 718-418-9500

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Nov 23rd 1-3pm. 88-68 62nd Drive, Rego Park - One family brick Tudor offers a  2 car garage, FDR, 3 BRS, 1 bath, finished basement, pvt backyard w/ patio. $888,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 900-square-foot apartment at 34-30 78th Street in Jackson Heights for $440,000.

Style & Fashion
• Emily Ratajkowski designed a new skirt suit that is decidedly NSFW and it’s flying off the shelves.

Friends may or may not be returning, but Vogue says Jennifer Aniston’s chic 90’s style is worth revisiting.

Events
Ridgewood – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Small Business Day. Maspeth Federal Savings, 66-60 Fresh Pond Rd.

• Jackson Heights – 11 a.m. – Let’s Put Your Business on the Map Google workshop. Queens Chamber of Commerce, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Suite 140

• Far Rockaway – 11 a.m. – New York Mets 6th Annual Turkey Giveaway. Child Center of NY, 22-45 Dix Ave.

Jamaica – 2 to 4:30 p.m. – Classic Movie Thursday: Alice’s Restaurant. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Elmhurst - 3:15 p.m. – Mets catcher Wilson Ramos delivers Thanksgiving meal. 86-19 Elmhurst Ave.

Forest Hills – 4 to 5 p.m. – Thanksgiving Story & Craft for Kids. Queens Library, 108-19 71st Ave.

Woodhaven – 5:30 to 7 p.m. – State Senator Joe Addabbo Mobile Office Hours. Queens Library, 85-41 Forest Parkway

• Whitestone – 6:30 p.m. – Councilman Paul Vallone unveils “Madeline Sershen Way.” Utopia Parkway & 16th Ave.

• Jamaica – 6:30 p.m. – Queens Library Board of Trustees Meeting. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

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

Astoria - 7 to 10 p.m. – Sauced Cinemas presents Bridesmaids. Catch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Ave.

East Elmhurst - 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting. Louis Armstrong MS, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

Astoria – 9 p.m.  The Thanksgiving Scarecrow: A Musical. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

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November 21st, 2019 at 9:15 am

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