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Friday, September 28

Weather
• Rain in the morning with possible thunder. High of 68. Saturday will be sunny with a high of 74, while Sunday will cool down to 70 degrees.

Top Stories
• Dr. Christine Blasey Ford shared her emotional testimony, while Brett Kavanaugh angrily denied the accusation. A committee vote is expected today.

• Tesla CEO Elon Musk was sued by the Securities and Exchange Commissionfor fraud.

• DEA agents opened fire on a fleeing drug suspect on the West Side Highway.

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108th Precinct Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser Event  Sun Sept 30th 11am-5pm A DJ, dunk tank and rock wall, bounce houses, clowns, face painting, pony rides & a magician. Hunters Point Park, 52-10 Center Blvd, LIC.
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Queens News
• Port Authority has approved a $19 minimum wage for thousands of NYC-area airport workers.

• A Staten Island man claimed his $245 million jackpot winnings at Resorts World Casino in Queens.

• A Ridgewood bike shop is bringing joy to bicycling.

Politics
• Newly released emails showed Mayor de Blasio was obsessed with his national image since his first week on the job.

• Mike Bloomberg plans to spend $100 million to flip the House to Democratic control in the midterms.

Entertainment
• Terry Crews will host NBC’s spinoff of “America’s Got Talent,” which will launch in January.

• Kanye West will release his new album, “Yandhi,” during an episode of Saturday Night Live.

Buzzing Back

• In 1991, Jazz great Miles Davis died.

• In 1938, soul singer Ben E. King was born in Henderson, NC. He is known for this hit song, and founding the “Stand By Me” Foundation.

Opinion
• The Time says Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was credible in her testimony, but Brett Kavanaugh was not.

• The Post says Scott Stringer’s latest error in his report proved him to be sloppy and sneaky.

In the Blogs
• Astoria is having a town hall at PS 171 on October 4.

• A Mediterranean gyro spot is coming to Restaurant Row in Forest Hills.

Trending in New York
• Wayne
• Rams
• American Bar Association
• #CarterV
• #HTGAWM

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (98-61) crushed the Rays, 12-1.

• The Mets (75-84) beat the Braves, 4-1.

• The Yankees’ Miguel Andujar and the Angels’ Shohei Otani are frontrunnersfor the AL Rookie of the Year.

• Jose Reyes opens up about his friendship with Mets great David Wright.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees head to Boston for a final series with the Red Sox at 7:10 p.m.
• The Mets host the Marlins at 7:10 p.m.
Saturday
• The Bronx Bombers take on the Red Sox on the road at 1:05 p.m.
• The Amazins’ welcome the Marlins to Citi Field at 7:10 p.m. David Wright is set to start his last game as a Met.
Sunday
• The Yankees finish their regular season with a 3:05 p.m. matchup with the Red Sox.
• The Mets complete their season against the Marlins at 3:10 p.m.
• The Jets (1-2) host the Denver Broncos at 1 p.m.
• The Giants (1-2) face the Carolina Panthers on the road at 1 p.m.

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Jim Henson Youth ’68 – 50th Anniversary Screening Sun Sept 30th 6pm  Exploring war, religion, music and sex, Youth ‘68 combines film and video to create a collage. $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
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Real Estate
• Home prices in Queens reached a record high last month, according to market reports.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Sept 30th 1-3pm  65-59 77th Place, Middle Village  – One family semi detached brick home, corner property w/ detached 2 car garage, updated kitchen & bath, finished basement, split A/C units w/ heat, insulated attic, private yard.  Asking $857,000  O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Sept 30th 2-3pm 72-40 Cooper Avenue, Glendale –  Legal 4 family Townhouse features 8 BRs, 4 bath total.  Each unit is approximately 750 s/f.  Asking $1,248,000  Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• Sold – Whitestone – A four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,412-square-foot house at 13-35 135th Street for $1.11 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Gothamist takes a look inside the “Comfortland” doughnut shop created by the team behind Queen Comfort.

• Adda in Long Island City offers unapologetically authentic Indian food.

Restaurant ABC’s – Queens Village
Grade A – St. Best Jerk Spot, 112-31 Springfield Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Belvedere Restaurant, 218-54 Hempstead Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Jerk Pan Kusine, 113-02 Springfield Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Filth flies, Insufficient equipment to keep food at required temperatures.

Events
• Broad Channel – Noon – Elected officials, residents celebrate passage of bills to protect Jamaica Bay and surrounding communities. Crossbay Kiteboarding Launch Area, Cross Bay Blvd.

• Maspeth – 3:30 p.m. – Back-to-School Crafts for Kids. Queens Library, 69-70 Grand Ave.

• Flushing – 4 p.m. – Community leaders call for effective response to tragic incident. 43-67 161st St.

• LIC – 6 p.m. – Queens Hip Hop Festival. Various locations throughout LIC.

Saturday
• Sunnyside – 9:30 a.m. – 4th Annual Sunnyside Post Mile Run.  Skillman Ave & 43rd Street
 Astoria – 10 a.m. to Midnight – 3rd Annual Oktoberfest.  The Bonnie, 29-12 23rd Avenue
• Woodhaven – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Birding: Fall Migrants.  Forest Park Visitor’s Center, Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Drive
• Ridgewood – Noon – Saturday Cookout & Ping Pong Tournament.  Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue
• Corona – Noon-10 p.m. – Bacon & Beer Classic.  USTA National Tennis Center
• Flushing – Noon – Families for Tony rally for Tony Avella to run for re-election. Bowne Park, 157th St. and 32nd Ave.
• LIC – 1 to 3 p.m. – Screening of “West Side Story”.  Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor
• Maspeth – 1 to 4 p.m. – Fall Shred & Recycle Day.  Maspeth Federal Parking Lot, Grand Avenue & 69th Street
• Woodhaven – 2 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  George Seuffert Bandshell, First Park Drive & Woodhaven Blvd
• Glen Oaks – 3 p.m. – Hidden History of Queens.  Queens Library, 256-04 Union Tpk.
• Howard Beach – 3 p.m. – State Senator Joseph Addabbo opens campaign office. 159-55 102nd St.
• Forest Hills – 3:30 p.m. – The NATIONAL presents: There’s No Leaving New York.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
• Corona – 8 p.m. – Nrityagram Dance Ensemble.  Queens Theater, 14 United Nations Ave So.
• Rego Park – 10:30 p.m. – Free Pass (60s, 70s & 80s) Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.
Sunday
• Astoria – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Broadway “Astoria” Festival.  Broadway from Crescent Street to 47th Street
• Queens Village – 11 a.m. – Elected officials to demand justice for life of Everett Palmer, Jr. Maranatha Baptist Church, 112-42 Springfield Blvd.
• Corona – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Historic New York: The World’s Fair. Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
• LIC - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – 108th Precinct Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser.  Hunters Point Park, 52-10 Center Blvd.
• Howard Beach – Noon to 3 p.m. – Annual Veterans BBQ.  Reservations: 718-738-1111. Howard Beach Motor Club, 59 Russell Street
• Douglaston – 12:30 to 2 p.m. – Forest Friends. (for ages 3-6).  RSVP. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
• Woodhaven – Noon to 6 p.m. – Wonderful Woodhaven Street Fair.  Jamaica Avenue from Woodhaven Blvd to 80th Street
• Corona – 2:30 p.m. – History & Commerce in the Old & New Netherlands: Revisited.  Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
• Corona – 3 p.m. –  Nrityagram Dance Ensemble.  Queens Theater, 14 United Nations Ave So.
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – Lonesome Travlers: The Roots of American Folk Music. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue
• Forest Hills – 3:30 p.m. – The NATIONAL presents: There’s No Leaving New York.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
• Astoria – 6 p.m. – 50th Anniversary Screening of “Jim Henson’s Youth ’68”.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Astoria - 7 p.m. – Q.E.D.’s 4th Birthday Party!  Q.E.D, 27-16 23rd Avenue.

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September 28th, 2018 at 1:13 pm

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