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Monday, November 19

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• So far, a state report says the California wildfires have killed 77 people, left 10,500 homes destroyed and 1,000 people missing.

• Trump says he has not listened to the contents of the tape of Jamal Khashoggi being killed.

• A straphanger was caught putting up a swastika on an a subway car in the East Village.

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Crystal Wolfe: Author Read & Book Signing  Mon Nov 19th 6pm “Our Invisible Neighbors: Accounts, Causes and Solutions to the Epidemic of Homelessness in the 21st Century.” 108-19 71st Ave., Forest Hills.
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Queens News
• Cabbies hosted a vigil at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park for Roy Kim, the eighth taxi driver to commit suicide this year.

• A good Samaritan was shot in the leg after chasing three thieves who robbeda bodega in Astoria.

• Residents continued their protest against the protected bike lanes in Sunnyside and Woodside.

Politics
• Florida Democrats Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson have both conceded after close races.

• Eyeing a presidential bid in 2020, Michael Bloomberg opened his pocketbook and donated $1.8 billion to John’s Hopkins University.

Entertainment
• Diddy has finally broken his silence on ex Kim Porter’s death.

Weekend Box Office
• Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: $62 million
• Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018): $38 million
• Bohemian Rhapsody: $15.7 milion
• Instant Family: $14.7 million
• Widows: $12.3 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2002, Michael Jackson shocked onlookers in Berlin after dangling his baby, Prince Michael II, from a fifth-floor hotel balcony.

• In 1962, movie actress Jodie Foster was born in Los Angeles. She gained fame for her role as a teenage prostitute in this 1976 film.

Opinion
• Hanna Brooks Olsen writes in the Daily News that Long Island City must learn from what Amazon has done to Seattle.

• The Post explains why de Blasio’s homeless policies are doomed to fall short.

In the Blogs
• Local acclaimed marimbist Markoto Nakura will perform a concert at Church-in-the-Gardens next weekend.

• These Astoria holiday markets have all of your locally sourced gifts this holiday season.

Trending in New York
• Bears
• Brock
• Eric
• Johns Hopkins University
• Daniel Bryan

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (4-13) fell to the Orlando Magic, 131-117.

• The Islanders (10-7-2) lost to the Dallas Stars. 6-2.

• The Rangers (10-8-2) will host the Dallas Stars. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• The Giants (3-7) won their second in a row against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 38-35.

• St. John’s (3-0) visits the California Golden Bears at 7 p.m.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (2-2) topped Lafayette, 84-72.

• LIU Brooklyn (3-1) was crushed by San Francisco, 84-52.

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A Christmas Carol  Fri Nov 23rd 7:30pm Overflowing with music, laughter, a couple of scary ghosts and one extremely grumpy old man. $35-$4. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside.
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Real Estate
• An Astoria co-op building mired with financial problems is tearing itself apart.

• For Sale – Queens Village – Great mixed-use opportunity for dental/medical office. 1st flr has 1,000 s/f writing room, reception area, 3 exam rooms & 1/2 bath. 2nd flr. is a 3 room apt. Nice yard, detached garage.  Asking $499,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Large brick 2 family duplex Townhouse offers 6 lg rooms over 6 lg room over 4 rooms.  Full basement, delivered vacant. Convenient location.  Asking $1,328,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• Sold – Rosedale – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,674-square-foot house at 131-15 Brookville Boulevard for $465,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday morning, police found a 44-year-old man unconscious and unresponsive in front of 66-95 Forest Avenue in Ridgewood. EMS responded and pronounced him dead on scene. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. An investigation is ongoing.

• Police are looking for a missing 63-year-old Alejandro Almanza, who was last seen Friday evening at the 61st Street – Woodside stop. He’s described as 5’4″, 180 pounds, brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, green hat, black sweatpants and gray shoes.

Events
• Astoria – 10 a.m. – EDC hosts media briefing on Amazon H2Q. Variety Boys and Girls Club, 21-12 30th Rd.

• Far Rockaway – 11 a.m. – City to break ground on new Far Rockaway Library. 1637 Central Ave.

• South Ozone Park – 12:30 p.m. – CLEAR and JFK’s Terminal 4 expand New York City’s access to biometrics system. JFK Terminal 4.

• Flushing – 1 p.m. – Assemblyman Ron Kim, State Senator-elect Jessica Ramos announce “People Over Corporations” agenda. 136-20 38th Ave. Suite 10A.

• Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – Charter Revision Commission to brief Queens Borough Board. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Jamaica - 6 p.m. – Author Talk & Book Signing: Crystal Wolfe’s “Where the Shadows Meet”. Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Monthly Meeting. Union Plaza Senior Center, 33-23 Union St.

• Bellerose – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 13 general meeting. Bellerose Assembly of God, 240-15 Hillside Ave.

Written by QTadmin

November 19th, 2018 at 1:44 pm

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