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Thursday, November 8

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 56.

Top Stories
• First it was rumors that Amazon might be coming to LIC, now there is news that Google is planning a major expansion in NYC.

• City officials can’t promise a smoother voting experience in 2020, when the presidential race is sure to mean another huge turnout at the polls.

• A gunman opened fire at a California bar hosting an event for college students, leaving multiple people dead.

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Diwali Festival: Kathak, Bhangra & Beyond  Sat Nov 10th 1-4pm  Celebrate the festival of lights with this all-ages festival and dance party. $10-$20 Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• A Queens state senator says he is wary of Amazon opening a new headquarters in Long Island City.

• Rowdy loiterers and homeless are turning Forest Parkway Plaza in Woodhaven into a dangerous and dirty place.

• The father of Karina Vetrano told jurors yesterday about finding his daughter’s body along a running trail in Howard Beach.

Politics
• A donor to the mayor allegedly used his connections to City Hall to try and get a relative out of jail.

• The White House accused a CNN reporter of “placing his hand on a young woman” and then barred him from the grounds.

Entertainment
• Reps for Lindsay Lohan posted messages on Facebook trying to find brands that would want her endorsement.

• Former WFAN radio host Craig Carton was found guilty on all the fraud charges against him. He faces up to 45 years in prison.

Buzzing Back

• In 1994, Salvatore “Sonny” Bono was elected to Congress. You may remember him from this 1960 husband & wife duo.

• In 1966, the chef “we love to hate” Gordon Ramsay was born in Johnstone, Scotland. He became notorious for his belittling demeanor on this ITV series .

Opinion
• A Post columnist writes that the new jobs an Amazon HQ in the city would create will never replace all the retail jobs lost to the online retailer.

• The Queens Ledger argues that trailblazing congresswoman Shirley Chisholm deserves a Congressional Gold Medal.

In the Blogs
• Parents and children will celebrate the controversial three miles of protected bike lanes in Sunnyside with a ride this weekend.

• The Kew-Forest School is holding an open house for prospective new students on Saturday.

Trending in New York
• Thousand Oaks
• Southern California
• Ventura County
• #Borderline
• Tyson Chandler

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (4-8) topped the Hawks, 112-107.

• The Islanders (8-4-2) are in Tampa Bay for a 7:30 p.m. matchup with the Lightning.

• Carolina and Pittsburgh meet in a Thursday Night Football tilt. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.

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Beyond Millennials: Advertising in the Age of New Media  Fri Nov 9th 8-10am  Business Forum Breakfast. Register here or (718) 997-5453. Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, 4th Floor, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Interest rates are rising, but should home sellers be worried? Jacques Ambron of Halstead Real Estate weighs in.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Nov 10th 12-2pm  96-07 68th Avenue, Forest Hills – One family brick  offers 3 BRs, 1/2 bath on first floor, terrace over 1 car garage. $878,000. Call Lou Pastorini at Coldwell Banker Phillips 917-797-7567

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Nov 10th 12:30-1:30pm  71-30 Caldwell Avenue, Maspeth – One family on 28×130 s/f lot. 3BRs, 2 full bath, full basement, private driveway.  $739,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700 

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,500-square-foot single-family home at 108-39 67th Drive in Forest Hills for $1.1 million.

Style & Fashion
• Even the models feel insecure at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

• Alice + Olivia has a new Keith Haring fashion line, but is it a fitting tribute to his socially conscious work?

Events
• Queens – Various Times & Locations - NY Comedy Festival.  

 LIC – 8 to 10 a.m. – Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Initiative. LIC Conference Center, Room D, 41-21 27th St.

• Kew Gardens – 11 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz hosts Veterans Day Observance Ceremony. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Howard Beach – 6 p.m. – Kartz delivers remarks at Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults anniversary gala. Russo’s on the Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd.

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

• Queens Village – 7:30 p.m. – CB13 Parks and Environment Committee Meeting. Board Office, 219-41 Jamaica Ave.

 LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Dutch Kills Civic Association Monthly Meeting. Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-37 28th St.

• Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP Membership Meeting. St. Pancras, Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

Written by QTadmin

November 8th, 2018 at 4:12 pm

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