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Friday, November 30

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 41 degrees. Expect rain on Saturday afternoon and evening with a high of 45. Thunderstorms and a high of 60 degrees on Sunday.

Top Stories
• Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a deal he tried to broker with Russia for Trump. Meanwhile, the Trump Organization reportedly considered giving a penthouse to Putin.

• Citi Bike will triple its fleet and double its service area over the next five years in New York City.

• A federal judge approved a narrow plan to deal with toxic mold in NYCHA developments.

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Free Meet & Greet with Santa Claus & Friends Sat Dec 1st 12-4pm Don’t forget your camera! Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd., Rego Park.
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Queens News
• The new concourse at LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B will open for fliers this Saturday.

• Thumb tacks were found along the bike lane in Sunnyside, which a local lawmaker believes is an act of vigilantism.

• High levels of toxic mercury were found in the home of a suspected poison victim.

Politics
• Comptroller Scott Stringer blasted City Hall’s affordable housing plan for not doing enough for lowest income New Yorkers.

• The City Council put the Sanitation Department on the hot seat for its poor response to the recent snowstorm.

Entertainment
• Tony Award-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen” is being turned into a movie.

• Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are set to be married this weekend.

Buzzing Back

• In 1996, Tiny Tim, who reached #17 in the US in 1968 with this song, suffered a heart attack on stage and later died. He was 63.

• In 1929, Dick Clark was born in Mount Vernon. He won five Emmy Awards and introduced rock n’ roll to the American public.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Michael Cohen’s truth tears down Donald Trump’s liesabout Russia.

• The Post says the city should just move Fearless Girl and leave the Charging Bull alone.

In the Blogs
• Friends of Maple Grove will host its holiday concert this weekend.

• Does your child love pretending to sing? Join the Lip Sync Battle at Woodhaven Library this Monday.

Trending in New York
• Laura Loomer
• Saints
• Warriors
• Randy Gregory
• Amari Cooper

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (13-11-2) were blanked by the Ottawa Senators, 3-0.

• The Islanders (12-9-3) fell to the Boston Bruins in a shootout, 2-1.

• LIU Brooklyn (4-3) narrowly edged Albany, 80-77.

• The Dallas Cowboys shocked the New Orleans Saints, 13-10.

• Here is the good, the bad and ugly of the apparent deal to send Robinson Cano to the Mets.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Nets (8-14) welcome the Memphis Grizzlies to Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Knicks (7-16) host the Milwaukee Bucks at 5 p.m.
• The Nets head to Washington to face the Wizards at 7 p.m.
• The Rangers take on the Canadiens in Montreal at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders play the Columbus Blue Jackets at Barclays Center. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• St. John’s (6-0) goes to Georgia Tech to play the Yellow Jackets at noon.
Sunday
• The Rangers host the Winnipeg Jets at MSG at 6 p.m.
• The Giants (3-8) play host to the Chicago Bears at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (3-8) visit the Tennessee Titans at 4:05 p.m.

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Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration  Sat Dec 1st 2-5pm Join family, friends and neighbors in celebrating Astoria’s holiday tradition with music, train rides, refreshments, holiday tree lighting & more! Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge and & the pool.
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Real Estate
• Even with the surge from Amazon, the most expensive condo in Queens got a price cut.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Dec 2nd 1-3pm  164-22 97th Street, Howard Beach – Renovated 1 family Colonial on 2 levels w/ basement.  Large kitchen w/ SS appliances, LR, FDR, sunroom, fenced backyard w/ deck, 3 BRs, modern bath. Finished basement w/ separate entrance & 1/2 bath.  Asking $639,000

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Dec 2nd 1-3pm 61-49 77th Street, Middle Village – Solid brick Colonial located 1 block to Juniper Park.  Priced to allow new owner to renovate w/ updates of their choice. Large LR, hardwood floors throughout, full finished basement, new heating system.  Patio off kitchen, 1 car garage.  Asking $599,000.  O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – Whitestone – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,014-square-foot co-op at 10-24 166th Street for $365,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater has your list of 18 solid restaurants to try in Long Island City.

• Forest Hills is quickly becoming a Chinese food destination.

Restaurant ABC’s – Brookville
Grade A – Jerk Hut, 231-07 Merrick Blvd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade B – The Calabash Experience, 217-06 Merrick Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Live roaches.
Grade Pending – Bella Pizza, 134-62 Springfield Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice, Personal cleanliness inadequate.

Events
• Fresh Meadows – 10:30 a.m. to Noon – Fighting Fire and Fraud. Call to reserve your spot! 718-454-3027. Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.

• Woodhaven – 11 a.m. – Queens Library, Councilman Eric Ulrich celebrate $250,000 in capital funding. Woodhaven Library, 85-41 Forest Parkway.

• Woodhaven – 12:30 p.m. – Councilman Eric Ulrich, NYC DOT announce funding for street repaving. 91st Ave. and Woodhaven Blvd.

• Flushing – 3 p.m. – Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. guest lectures at government class. Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• Middle Village – 6 p.m. – Middle Village Tree Lighting Ceremony. Community United Methodist Church, 75-27 Metropolitan Ave.

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz accepts award from India Home. World’s Fair Marina, One Marina Rd.

• Rockville Centre – 7:30 p.m. – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Tpk.

Saturday
• Rego Park – 10 a.m. – FREE Gym Bag for the first 500 guests 18+ years of age.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Jamaica – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – WinterCon 2018.  Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Wreath Making Workshop.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
• Bayside – Noon to 2 p.m. – Holiday Cookies & Crafts. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
• Rego Park – Free Meet & Greet with Santa Claus & Friends.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Astoria – 1 p.m. – Elected officials, Parks Department host groundbreaking ceremony. Astoria Park, Hoyt Ave. North and 19th St.
• Flushing – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
• Astoria – 2 to 5 p.m. – Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration.  Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge & pool.
• Forest Hills – 4 p.m. – Marimba Magic.  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue
• Rockville Center – 5 p.m. – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.  Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Tpk
• Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – Bach Meets the 21st Century. The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue
• Astoria - 8 p.m. – Luna Park: A Benefit Concert.  RIOULT Dance Center, 34-01 Steinway Street
• Elmhurst – 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. – Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Glendale – 9 p.m. – Mazarin Holiday Show.  Pls bring canned food for donation.  Yer Man’s Irish Pub, 70-26 88th Street
Sunday
• Jamaica – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – WinterCon 2018.  Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
• Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Pet Photos with Santa.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• College Point – Noon – College Point and Whitestone join forces to protest against homeless shelter. 127th St. and 20th Ave.
• Ridgewood – Noon to 4 p.m. – Colonial Christmas Concert.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue
• Flushing – Noon to 5:30 p.m. – Christmas in the Garden.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
• Astoria – Noon to 6 p.m. – Holiday Market.  Bohemian Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Avenue
• Flushing - 2:30 p.m. – FEI Music: A Fusion Music Concert.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Astoria - 3 p.m. – Luna Park: A Benefit Concert.  RIOULT Dance Center, 34-01 Steinway Street
 Flushing – 3 p.m. – Poetry Inspired By the Life & Work of Lewis Latimer.  Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street
• Bayside – 3:30 to 5 p.m. – 5th Annual Children’s Holiday Parade & Lighting Ceremony.  36th Ave & Bell Blvd.
• Rockville Center – 4 p.m. – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.  Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Tpk
• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Queensboro Symphony Orchestra “Viennese Classic”.  Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd.

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November 30th, 2018 at 1:59 pm

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