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Friday, September 13

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 72 degrees. Mostly cloudy on Saturday and a high of 76. Sunday will be partly cloudy. High of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• A retired NYPD sergeant fatally shot himself at his Orange County home, making him the 11th cop to take his life this year.

• The MTA is hiring 500 new transit cops to crack down on subway assaults and fare evasion.

• The Department of Health has confirmed four cases of West Nile Virus in New York City.

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Oktoberfest Fundraiser Sat Sept 14th 1-6pm Afternoon includes live music, German fare, karaoke contest, beer stein tournament, spirit drum circles and more. $15. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point.
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Queens News
• Three MS-13 gang members were accused of fatally stabbing a teenager at Alley Pond Park because he didn’t kill another member as ordered.

• Eight people were charged with running a mail-order opioid business from a Queens warehouse.

• Armed intruders stole seven slot machines from a Flushing apartment earlier this week.

Politics
• The Times picks winners and losers from last night’s Democratic debate.

• A Republican PAC ad denouncing socialism shows a picture of AOC lit on fire.

Entertainment
• DJ Khaled and wife Nicole Tuck are pregnant with their second baby boy.

• Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey are launching their own “The Office” podcast.

Buzzing Back

• In 1996, Tupac Shakur dies of gunshot wounds suffered in a Los Angeles drive-by shooting.

• In 1916, author Roald Dahl is born in Cardiff, Wales. His 1964 book was adapted to film and this actor starred in the lead role.

Opinion
• The Daily News says there are troubling signs de Blasio may not overhaul the property tax system after all.

• The Post says animals rights activists should know New Yorkers don’t care about rats’ rights.

In the Blogs
• DOT has begun to pave and mill parts of Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach, with Broad Channel next.

• Hear Ridgewood author Dina Santorelli speak about her new book “In the Red” at Maspeth Library next weekend.

Trending in New York
#FridayThe13th
#DontCallMeAngel
Shane Gillis
#BoycottABC
#FridayFeeling

Scoreboard
• The Mets (76-70) drubbed the Arizona Diamondbacks, 11-1.

• The Yankees (97-51) swept the Tigers in a double header, 10-4 and 6-4.

• The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1) topped the Carolina Panthers (0-2) on Thursday Night Football, 20-14.

• Jets quarterback Sam Darnold will miss “multiple games” with mono.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets host the Los Angeles Dodgers at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees head to Toronto to face the Blue Jays at 7:07 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets welcome the Dodgers to Citi Field for a 7:10 p.m. matchup.
• The Yankees face the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. First pitch is at 3:07 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets cap off their home stand against the Dodgers. First pitch is at 7:08 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their series with in Toronto at 1:07 p.m.
• The Giants (0-1) host the Buffalo Bills at 1 p.m.

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Family Fun Day: Steve Petra’s Animal Games Puppet Show Sun Sept 15th 11am-2pm Bounce house, face painter, balloon twister & roaming characters. Don’t forget your camera! Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
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Real Estate
• The state is looking at reviving a push to pass a pied-à-terre tax on pricey second homes in NYC.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Sept 15th 1-3pm – 84-44 116th Street, Kew Gardens- Lovely prewar detached house with 4BRs, 1.5 bath, 1 car garage and basement w/laundry. New front casement windows, attic storage space. Located on quiet, tree-lined Kew Gardens street, short distance to subway, buses, shopping areas and highways. $839,000.  Halstead Real Estate (718) 520-0303 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Sept 15th 2-4pm. 63-57 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village – One family Tudor 1 block to PS 49 & Juniper Park offers 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, hardwood floors, fireplace, FDR w/ large patio. $1.158M. Eliot Hill Realty. 917-209-5686 

• Sold – Astoria Heights - A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 747-square-foot condo at 22-46 79th Street for $400,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater lists the hottest restaurants in Queens for September 2019.

• Loukoumi Taverna in Astoria offers one of the best octopus dishes in the city.

Restaurant ABC’s – Whitestone
Grade A – Cristina Deli, 12-37 150th St. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees.
Grade B – Health Kitchen, 10-17A 154th St. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Filth flies, Personal cleanliness inadequate.
Grade Pending – Ginger and Lemongrass, 12-53 150th St. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food worker doesn’t use proper utensils, Filth flies.

Events
Bayside – 10 a.m. – Bayside High School PTA, Councilman Paul Vallone rally for fair funding. 32-24 Corporal Kennedy St.

Lindenwood – 11 a.m. – Councilman Eric Ulrich, DEP to announce major sewer infrastructure upgrades. 79th St. and 157th Ave.

LIC – Noon – State Senator Michael Gianaris to welcome opening of “ESScape EXPERIENCE” escape room. 24-11 41st Ave.

Bayside – 1:30 p.m. – Diocese of Brooklyn to bless newly-renovated art and music rooms at Sacred Heart Catholic Academy. 216-01 38th Ave.

Astoria – 7:30 to 9 p.m. – Buried Stereo. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Woodhaven – 7:30 to 10 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Caddyshack. Forest Park Golf Course, 101 Forest Park Dr.

Saturday
Middle Village – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Free Prostate Screening – RSVP 718-497-1630. State Senator Joe Addabbo’s Office, 66-85 73rd Place
Forest Hills - 10 a.m. to Noon – Volunteer Mulching.  MacDonald Park, Queens Blvd @ 70th Avenue
Astoria – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Church of the Redeemer Flea Market.  30-14 Crescent Street
College Point – 1 to 6 p.m. – October Fundraiser.  The Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Road
Corona - 2 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Jamaica – 2 p.m. – Detective Keith L. Williams Way street co-naming ceremony. 172nd St. and Liberty Ave.
Astoria – 2:30 to 4 p.m. – Crystal Wolfe – Author Talk & Book Signing.  Queens Library, 40-20 Broadway
Douglaston – 3 to 4 p.m. – GreenMarket Taste and Tour.  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
• LIC – 3 to 9 p.m. – Queens Irish Heritage Night.  Hunter’s Point Park, 51st Ave & Center Blvd.
Flushing – 5:30 p.m. – Happy Birthday Lewis! Lewis Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street
Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – Jethro Tull performs.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
Glendale – 8 to 11 p.m. – Saturday Love Music Night: Generations. (Classic Rock).  Cooper Beer Garden, 8000 Cooper Avenue

Sunday
Maspeth – 11 a.m. – Smile on Maspeth Day.  Maspeth Federal Bank, 56-18 69th Street
Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family Fun Day: Steve Petra’s Animal Games Puppet Show.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
Rego Park - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – 112th Precinct’s Health Safety Fair.  97th Street & 62nd Drive.
Glen Oaks – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – 39th Annual Antique Motorcycle Show.  Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
LIC – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Variety Boys & Girls Club Back to School Event.  21-12 30th Road
Astoria - Noon to 2 p.m. – Special Make-Up Class: Bruises, Abrasions and Burns, Oh My!  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
Glendale – 12:30 p.m. – 9/11 Memorial Ceremony.  80th Street & Myrtle Avenue
Astoria – 5:30 p.m. – That Slapstick Show! Featuring Laurel & Hardy.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue.

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September 13th, 2019 at 8:55 am

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