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Wednesday, October 24

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 56 degrees.

Top Stories
• Here are the numbers that were drawn for the record $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot.

• De Blasio has agreed to provide unlimited sick leave to city employees suffering from 9/11-related illnesses.

• Staten Island’s massive $900 million plan to bring the largest Ferris wheel to the west is officially dead.

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Women’s Power Networking: Business in a Nutshell-Tools to Help You Launch Your Business  Thurs Oct 25th 8:30-10:30am Learn to launch your business and find your audience. RSVP. The Local, 13-02 44th Avenue, LIC.
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Queens News
• The $30 million revamp to Astoria Park kicked off with a groundbreaking.

• Two arriving airplanes at LaGuardia Airport touched wingtips while taxiing, but no injured were reported.

• An Amazon distribution center is coming to the former Bulova headquarters in Woodside.

Politics
• Andrew Cuomo and Marc Molinaro traded shots during a testy one-on-onedebate.

• After losing the race for lieutenant governor, Jumaane Williams is now running for public advocate.

Entertainment
• Steve Carrell will co-star with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon for this Apple drama.

• The sequel to “Wonder Women” has been pushed back to summer 2020.

Buzzing Back

• In 1901, 63-year-old teacher Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

• In 1986, rapper Drake was born in Toronto. Before becoming a rap phenomenon, he starred on this TV series.

Opinion
• The Daily News says New York City levies too high of a property tax on apartments.

• The Post honors former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor for her class.

In the Blogs
• Volunteer for It’s My Park Day with the Court Square Civic Association this weekend.

• The Health Department is hosting a flu event at Central Library on Thursday.

Trending in New York
• Machado
• #ThisIsUs
• Joe Buck
• #DoDamage
• Blake Griffin

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (3-5-1) topped the Florida Panthers, 5-2.

• The Islanders (3-4) host the Florida Panthers at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks (1-3) take their talents to Miami to face the Heat at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (1-2) head to Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers at 7 p.m.

• The Giants have traded cornerback Eli Apple to the Saints as the sell-off begins.

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Shakey’s Record Fair  Wed Oct 24th 7pm-1am  With some of the city’s best vinyl sellers, the fair hosts record labels, music magazines and gear companies. Open to all ages! Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood.
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Real Estate
• New York’s attorney general is suing these Queens landlords for manipulating 421-a.

• For Sale – Kew Gardens – 1 BR co-op w/ terrace, open renovated kitchen, 30 ft long LR/DR area for entertaining. Luxury amenities: 24 hour doorman, A/C, gym, laundry on each flr, sundeck, garage and storage.  Asking $279,000.Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303

• For Sale – Rego Park – 1 BR bright & sunny co-op, renovated kitchen, wood floors.  Asking $319,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• Sold – Glendale – A five-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,800-square-foot house at 71-18 70th Street for $745,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Trump’s trade war with China is set to increase the price of the baseball cap by as much as 25 percent.

• Capital One Bank was fined $100 million for failing to enforce anti-money laundering controls.

Events
• Rockaway Park – 11 a.m. – Small Business Services announces milestone in program to help businesses withstand emergency events. Cuisine by Claudette, 143B 116th St.

• Jamaica – 11 a.m. – Department of Consumer Affairs announces charges against furniture chain for deceptive practices. Dubai Furniture, 89-31 164th St.

• Rochdale – 11 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio highlights progress on measures to alleviate flooding. 134th Ave. and 156th St.

• Jamaica – 11 a.m. – First Deputy Mayor Dean Fuleihan, Deputy Mayor Phil Thompson, officials announce research about Advocate, Intervene, Mentor (AIM) program for high-risk youth. Jamaica NeON, 162-24 Jamaica Ave.

• Bayside – 11:30 a.m. – Deputy Schools Chancellor LaShawn Robinson announce expansion of Comfort Dog program. PS 224, 252-12 72nd Ave.

• LIC – 12:15 p.m. – Deputy Mayor Thomson, DYCD Commissioner Bill Chong visits Fortune Society’s Young Adult Literacy Program. 29-76 Northern Blvd.

• LIC – 1 p.m. – NYCHA hosts NextGeneration NYCHA resource fair. Jacob Riis Settlement House, 10-25 41st Ave.

• Corona – 1:30 p.m. – International Affairs Commissioner Penny Abeywardena meets with Counsel General of Ecuador Machuca Moscoso. Sabor Latino Restaurant, 95-35 40th Rd.

• Far Rockaway – 3 p.m. – Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl visits Rockaway Institute for a Sustainable Environment for a tour and discussion. 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

• Forest Hills – 4 p.m. – Curaleaf New York to host medical cannabis Q&A session. Forest Hills Dispensary, 107-18 70th Rd.

• Maspeth – 5 to 7 p.m. – Business Card Exchange. RSVP. Connolly’s Corner, 71-15 Grand Ave.

• St. Albans – 6 p.m. – Landmarks Preservation Commission hosts information session on preservation grant program. Family Life Center, 172-17 Linden Blvd.

• LIC – 6 to 8 p.m. – EDC hosts Sunnyside Yard public meeting. LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave.

• Arverne – 6:30 p.m. – Mayor de Blasio, Councilman Donovan Richards participate in town hall meeting. PS/MS 42, 488 Beach 66th St.

• St. Albans – 7 p.m. – Department of Finance, State Senator Leroy Comrie host homeowners and tenants enrollment event. Majority Baptist Church, 115-21 Farmers Blvd.

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – International Affairs Commissioner Abeywardena speaks at premiere of film “3100: Run and Become.” Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• Queens Village – 7 p.m. – 105th Precinct Community Council meeting. 92-08 222nd St.

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October 29th, 2018 at 5:05 pm

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