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A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Newborn recovering after stabbing attack at care center, Second Kavanaugh accuser comes forward

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Monday, September 24
Alternate Side Parking rules are suspended today for Succoth. Parking meters will be in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 69 degrees.

Top Stories
• Christine Blasey Ford will testify in an open hearing on Thursday about her allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. He plans to use a calendar to fight her claims. Meanwhile, a second accuser has come forward.

• A dozen crew members on a Swiss ship were taken hostage by pirates off of the Nigerian coast.

• Prepare for increased traffic around the city this week as the annual United Nations General Assembly occurs.

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Sunnyside Restaurant Week  Sept 23rd– 29th   An annual event celebrating the best of Sunnyside’s restaurants.  A list with all participating restaurants is posted on www.SunnysideShines.org
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Queens News
• An off-duty cop was arrested for sending threatening messages to his girlfriend just hours after a judge released him without bail for allegedly beating and choking her in the past.

• Days after his newborn was attacked at a care center in Flushing, a father shared a photo of the baby girl in recovery. The woman who attacked the three babies and two adults is now facing charges.

• Paul Simon wrapped his farewell tour in Queens this past weekend.

Politics
• GOP gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro created a website where state workers can report wrongdoings within the Cuomo administration.

• Iran’s president accused an unnamed US ally for a terror attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded 70.

Entertainment
• Anthony Bourdain was remembered at the screening of the final season of “Parts Unknown.”

Weekend Box Office
• The House With A Clock In Its Walls: $26.9 million
• A Simple Favor: $10.4 million
• The Nun: $10.3 million
• The Predator (2018): $8.7 million
• Crazy Rich Asians: $6.5 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1952 American fast-food restaurant chain “KFC” opens its first franchise in Salt Lake City, Utah.

• In 1936 Puppeteer Jim Henson is born in Greenville, MS.   He was the creator of these iconic puppets.

Opinion
• The Daily News looks at how Wall Street has recovered 10 years after the financial crisis.

• The Times explores how South Korean President Moon Jae-in has taken steps to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis.

In the Blogs
• Two people are dead following a shooting in an Astoria home.

• Check out the special characteristics of the Forest Hills Home of the Week.

Trending in New York
• Ronan Farrow
• #Patriots
• Issa
• Lawrence
• #BeAVoter

Scoreboard
• The Mets (73-83) beat the Washington Nationals, 8-6.

• The Yankees (95-60) beat the Baltimore Orioles, 6-3.

• Didi Gregorius tore his wrist cartilage which left a lot of questions for the Yanks.

• The Giants (1-2) beat the Houston Texans, 27-22.

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Murray Horowitz Recital Series Mon Sept 24th 12:15pm Presented by the Aaron Copeland School of Music.  This recital presents music by Bach, Beethoven, Skryabin and Bartok.  Free!  LeFrak Concert Hall,  65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Private investor Robert Gans has closed a $148 million refinance for six redevelopment sites including some in Queens.

• For Sale – Forest Hills Gardens – Charming 3BR, 2 bath co-op features wood burning fireplace, private garden, dog friendly, bike & storage rooms.  Garage space available for extra fee.  Close to all!  Asking $725,000 Halstead Real Estate  718-520-0303

• For Rent – Glendale – Updated 2BR features LR, DR, EIK, kitchen w/ SS appliances, 1 full bath, big windows & closet space. Full access to backyard.  Heat & hot water included.  Asking $1,950/month. Carollo Real Estate. 718-366-6636  ID # 1325956

• Sold – Flushing – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 150-33 78th Ave. for $780,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Sunday at 2:17 a.m., 22-year-old Felix Pujols of Queens was stabbed in front of 83 Bainbridge St. in the stomach. He was taken to Interfaith Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. 20-year-old Kahmari Rabsatt was charged with second degree murder.

Events

• Ridgewood – 8:30 a.m. – Queens Borough President Melinda Katz visits the John Lennon educational tour bus. Grover Cleveland High School, 21-27 Himrod St.

• Garden City – 9 a.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing & Dinner.  Garden City Country Club, 206 Stewart Avenue

 Flushing – 12:15 p.m. – Murray Horowitz Recital Series.  LeFrak Concert Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• Forest Hills – 4 to 6 p.m. – Mets All-Star Edgardo “Fonzie” Alfonzo will visit Queens Community House’s Beacon Program. J.H.S. 190 Russel Sage, 68-17 Austin St.

• Ridgewood – 6 p.m. – Jerry Drake & the Front Page Band.  Queens Library, 20-12 Madison Street

• Jamaica – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – “In Colors” – Celebrating the Colors & Music of Autumn with Charles Duke.  Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

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September 24th, 2018 at 12:55 pm

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