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Thursday, September 13

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms throughout the day with a high of 80 degrees.

Top Stories
• Voters head to the polls today to vote in several state contests, including governor and attorney general. Find your polling place here.

• A man killed himself and five other people in a shooting rampage in California.

• The City Council approved a bill yesterday to allow a third gender – “X” – on birth certificates.

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David Byrne  Sat Sept 15th  7pm American Utopia World Tour.  $65 – $325  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills.
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Queens News
• A Queens cat killer tried to moon a photographer right before he was sentenced to ten months in prison.

• Seven police officers in Brooklyn and Queens were arrested – with a dozen more being investigated – for their role in a gambling and prostitution ring.

• The John Bowne principal who cost the city nearly $1 million in lawsuit settlements is suing to be reinstated.

Politics
• A close advisor to Governor Andrew Cuomo signed off on the mailer targetingCynthia Nixon as an anti-Semite.

• The cops had to be called to break up a scuffle at a meeting of the Queens Village Republican Club meeting. The Queens Examiner has video to prove it.

Entertainment
• “Dancing With the Stars” unveils the cast for its upcoming season.

• Curbed takes a lengthy tour of Louis Armstrong’s unique Corona home, which is also a museum and open to the public.

Buzzing Back

• In 1980, President Jimmy Carter attends Willie Nelson concert at the White House. Later, Nelson and Chip Carter shared an Austin Torpedo on the roof.

• In 1971, fashion designer and Beatles offspring Stella McCartney is born in London.

Opinion
• Columnist Emily Gallagher writes in the Greenpoint Star that attempts by Albany lawmakers to craft sexual harassment policies are failing.

• The Leader-Observer reminds you to get out and vote in today’s statewide primaries.

In the Blogs
• Restaurant Week is returning for the sixth year, with many eateries offering three-course meals for $25.

• The Department of Transportation will be installing speed bumps on several streets throughout Forest Hills and Rego Park.

Trending in New York
• Joan Collins
• Hyuna
• Kathy Bates
• Marc Jacobs
• Susan Sarandon

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (90-56) fell to the Twins, 3-1. The Yankees are off before hosting the Blue Jays for a weekend series in the Bronx.

• The Mets (65-78) crushed the Marlins, 13-0. The second game of the double-header was postponed. They meet again at 3:10 p.m. in Flushing.

• Baltimore vs. Cincinnati is the Thursday Night Football matchup. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.

• WFAN host John Jastremski writes in the Queens Ledger that if Severino and Sanchez don’t return to form, this Yankees postseason will be over quick.

• The Mets today are expected to announce their plans for David Wright’scomeback.

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End of Summer Bash  Sat Sept 15th 7pm  Fundraiser for the Aiello & Fitzgerald families. $30 includes food & drink. Call (718) 386-7302 or (347) 891-2835. St. Pancras Auditorium, 68-20 Myrtle Ave, Glendale
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Real Estate
• Permits for hotels in Queens reached historic highs in August, with almost all of them located in manufacturing districts…a loophole that could close soon.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 15th 12-3pm  60-67 70th Avenue, Ridgewood  2 family Townhouse on historic block! 6 over 6 large rooms over 4 rooms. Full basement. Delivered vacant. $1,389,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 15th 12-3pm. 52-49 72nd Street, Maspeth Attached 2 family brick. 1st flr has kitchen, 4 large BRs, enclosed porch. 2nd flr has 2 BRs, LR, Kitchen, bath, balcony. $919,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – Five-bedroom, three-bath, 1,600-square-foot single-family home at 132-12 88th Street in Ozone Park for $800,000.

Style & Fashion
• At a New York Fashion Week gallery party last week, British-born designer Patrick Church used some badass grannies to model his latest work.

• Venus Williams and up-and-coming hip-hop artist Lizzo made a call for size inclusivity in the fashion industry.

Events
• Flushing - 10 a.m. – Korean American Family Service Center announces 21st Annual Silent March Against Domestic Violence. Global Leadership Foundation, 46-20 Parson Blvd.

• Flushing – 11 a.m. – John Liu casts his vote in the Democratic Primary. JHS 185, 147-26 25th Dr.

• Whitestone – 11:30 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella casts his vote in the Democratic Primary. PS 184, 163-15 21st Rd.

• South Ozone Park - 12:30 p.m. – Ribbon-cutting ceremony for new playground. MS 226, 121-10 Rockaway Blvd.

• Corona – 2 p.m. – Zephyr Teachout, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Jumaane Williams host meet-and-greet with voters. 98-02 Roosevelt Ave.

• LIC - 5 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival. Hunter’s Point State Park, Center Blvd.

• Flushing – 5 p.m. – Flushing Flyers Tryouts. YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd.

• Forest Hills – 6 p.m. – Medical Cannabis Information Session. Curaleaf, 107-18 70th Rd.

• Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – “From the Desert to the City: The Journey of Late Ancient Textiles” opening reception. Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer swears in executive board of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association. Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave.

• Richmond Hill – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 9 Monthly Meeting. Villa Russo II Palazzo, 101-12 Lefferts Blvd.

• Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP Monthly Meeting. Calvary Life Baptist Church, 74-15 Myrtle Ave.

• Bayside – 9 p.m. – John Liu hosts election night party for campaign volunteers. Bourbon Street, 40-12 Bell Blvd.

• Bayside – 9 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella hosts election results watch party. Arolla Restaurant, 210-35 26th Ave.

Written by QTadmin

September 13th, 2018 at 12:51 pm

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