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Friday, September 21

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 74 degrees. Partly cloudy on Saturday, high of 75. Sunday cools down to 70 degrees and mostly cloudy skies.

Top Stories
• A Maryland drugstore warehouse worker gunned down three colleagues before turning the gun on herself.

• Michael Cohen confirmed he’s cooperating with Robert Mueller’s probe, and is giving the special counsel critical information.

• Former Cuomo aide Joe Percoco was sentenced to six years in prison for corruption.

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Poseidon’s Parade  Sat Sept 22nd Noon Mermaids, sailors and dress up pets. Begins @ B106 Boardwalk, ends @ 95th Street Pavilion. DJ, face painting, hula hooping, mobile playground, other activities. Rockaway Beach.
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Queens News
• A Queens judge approved the use of forensic evidence in the Karina Vetranomurder case.

• Friends and neighbors of a slain Queens man found dumped near a highway upstate said he had a troubled life.

• A Queens assemblyman called for the end of indefinite detention of asylum seekers in New York.

Politics
• De Blasio compiled a secret dossier on the city’s investigations commissionerwho issued damning reports.

• A Working Families Party leader said they’ll never give the party line to Cuomo after the mailer debacle.

Entertainment
• A “Veronica Mars” revival has been picked up at Hulu, and Kristen Bell is coming back to reprise the role.

• Jordan Peele is set to host the “Twilight Zone” reboot on CBS.

Buzzing Back

• In 1985, “The Golden Girls” debuted on NBC. Here are 20 fun facts you may not know about this show.

• In 1950, actor Bill Murray was born in Wilmette, IL. From 1977 to 1980m, he was a cast member on this long-running late night comedy.

Opinion
• USA Today says America needs to Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh’s accuser, testify.

• The Post says de Blasio’s Brooklyn district integration plan is all about ideology, not doing right by kids.

In the Blogs
• The fifth annual Astoria Rocks for St. Jude benefit concert is coming this fall.

• Check out the Kew Gardens flea market all day on Saturday.

Trending in New York
• Cleveland
• Darnold
• AL East
• Paul Simon
• #SnowfallFX

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (93-59) fell to the Red Sox, 11-6. Boston has now clinched the AL East.

• The Mets (71-82) topped the Nationals, 5-4.

• The Jets (1-2) lost to the lowly Browns, 21-17, which snapped Cleveland’s seasons-long winless streak.

• Don’t look now, but Tiger Woods has surged into the lead at the Tour Championship.

• Despite being listed in Jimmy Butler’s top destinations, the Knicks don’t plan to deviate from their rebuilding plan.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees begin a three-game series with the Orioles at 7:05 p.m.
• The Mets continue their series in Washington at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday
• The Bronx Bombers host the Orioles at 4:05 p.m.
• The Amazins’ take on the Nats in Washington at 4:05 p.m.
Sunday
• The Yankees wrap up their home stand against Baltimore at 1:05 p.m.
• The Mets finish their four-game set in Washington with a 1:35 p.m. matchup.
• The Giants (0-2) hope to get their first win on the road in Houston. Kick-off is at 1 p.m.

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Kew Gardens Flea Market  Sat  Sept 22nd 9am-5pm All vendor fees benefit Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Pediatric Dept. LIRR North Parking Lot, 82-60 Austin St, Kew Gardens. (Rain date is Sat Sept 29th).
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Real Estate
• Developers are turning this industrial site in Astoria into a nine-story mixed-use building, including hotel and religious uses.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 22nd 2-3:30 pm & Sun Sept 23rd 11:30am-1pm  70-07 Juniper Valley Road, Middle Village – One family brick has 2 BRS, 1 car garage, private driveway.  Located near all.  Asking $798,000.  Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Sept 23rd 12-2pm  52-49 72nd Street, Maspeth  Two family attached brick – 1st flr has kitchen, dining area, 4BRs, enclosed porch.  2nd flr has 2BRs, LR, DR, kitchen, bath, back balcony.  Asking $919,000  O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Middle Village – A seven-bedroom, six-bathroom, 4,000-square-foot house at 66-67 79th Street for $1.398 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• A churro cafe called Cafe Escenia has just opened its doors in Ridgewood.

• Looking for a breezy, California-style eatery? Check out Tacoway Beach in Far Rockaway.

Restaurant ABC’s – Queensboro Hill
Grade A – Lake Pavilion, 60-19 Main St. – Filth flies.
Grade B – Ouh Moa Na, 149-14 41st Ave. – Evidence of mice, Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade C – Good Fortune Restaurant, 46-45 Kissena Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Live roaches.

Events
• Jamaica – 10 a.m. – City, elected officials break ground on 100 percent affordable housing mixed-use development. Archer Green Apartments, 92-23 168th St.

• East Elmhurst – 10 a.m. – Vaughn College hosts speaker series featuring Mary Anne Cannon of Pratt & Whitney. 86-01 23rd Ave.

• Rochdale – 11:15 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz visits senior citizens at Rochdale Village Senior Center. 169-65 137th Ave.

• Flushing - 7 p.m. – Banda Magda. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Ridgewood – 7 to 10 p.m. – Nowafest: Our Annual Nod to Oktoberfest. Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.

Saturday
• Kew Gardens – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Kew Gardens Flea Market.  LIRR Parking Lot, 82-60 Austin Street
• Corona – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – 9th Annual World Maker’s Faire. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
• Woodhaven – 11 a.m. – Blessing of the Pets.  Emanuel United Church of Christ, 93-12 91st Avenue
• Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family Fun Day: Princess Sing-A-Long.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Floral Park - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Queens County Fair.  Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
• East Elmhurst - Noon – Councilman Francisco Moya hosts street co-naming ceremony for “Mayor of East Elmhurst” Lynda McDougald. 25th Ave. and Curtis St.
• Ridgewood – Noon to 3 p.m. – Sat Cookout & Ping Pong Tournament.  Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue
 LIC – Noon to 3 p.m. – LIC Family Day.  Hunter’s Point Park, 52-10 Center Blvd.
• Whitestone – Noon to 4 p.m. – 109th Precinct Family Fun Day.  Francis Lewis Park, 3rd Ave btwn Parsons Blvd & 147th Street
• Astoria – 1 p.m. – Yellow Submarine Sing-A-Long.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Woodhaven – 1 to 6 p.m. – International Food Fair.  All Saints Episcopal Church, 85-45 96th Street
• Astoria – 2 p.m. – Midcentury Stereopanorama.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
• Astoria – 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. – The Beatles Yellow Submarine – The Sing-Along Version!  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue.
• Flushing – 5 to 8 p.m. – 18th Moon Festival parade and fireworks. Main St. and 40th Rd.
• Forest Hills – 6 p.m. – Portugal. The Man. performs.  Forest Hill Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
• Elmhurst – 8 p.m. to Midnight – Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Sunday
• Woodhaven – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Recycling Event.  George Seuffert Bandshall, Forest Park Drive & Woodhaven Blvd.
• Corona – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – 9th Annual World Maker’s Faire.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
• Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Queens County Fair.  Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
• Bayside – Noon to 3 p.m. – Bayside “Sunday Stroll”.  Bell Blvd btwn 38th & 41st Avenues
• Ridgewood – Noon to 6 p.m. – Myrtle Avenue Fall Street Festival.  Myrtle Ave from Wyckoff to Forest Avenues
• LIC – 12:45 p.m. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosts town hall in Queens. LaGuardia Community College’s Mainstage Theater, 31-10 Thomson Ave.
• Astoria – 1 p.m. – Yellow Submarine Sing-A-Long.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• LIC – 1 to 4 p.m. – Crafty Brunch.  Gnastudios, 38-01 23rd Avenue
• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Lioness presents Roxy Cross Quintet.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Bayside – 2 p.m. – Kol Esperanza: A New Year Celebration.  Queensborough Performing Arts
• Astoria – 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. – The Beatles Yellow Submarine – The Sing-Along Version!  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Astoria – 8:30 to 10 p.m. – Help Wanted – “KID”ding Around with the Nannies.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue.

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September 21st, 2018 at 4:41 pm

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