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Friday, October 20

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 73. Saturday will be mostly sunny and 75 degrees, whileSunday will be partly cloudy with a high of 73 degrees.

Top Stories
• The U.S. Senate passed a $4 billion budget blueprint, clearing a hurdle for Trump’s tax reform plan.

• Mayor de Blasio announced a plan to crack down on motorized bikes, including fining owners of restaurants whose delivery people use them.

• Governor Cuomo signed legislation outlawing the use of circus animals for entertainment purposes.

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Kew Gardens Flea Market  Sat Oct 21st  9am-6pm  All Vendor Fees benefit Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Pediatric Dept.  Including Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue w/ cats & dogs for adoption 12-4pm.  LIRR North Parking Lot, 82-60 Austin St, Kew Gardens
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Queens News
• A worker installing solar panels died after falling off the roof of a two-story house in Corona.

• Russell Simmons, DMX and middle schoolers urged southeast Queens communities to “keep the peace.”

• Rochdale residents are worried that a new affordable housing development will worsen parking in the area.

Politics
• Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly, whose son was killed in combat, defended the president’s words to a slain soldier’s widow.

• Mayoral hopeful Nicole Malliotakis’s latest attack on de Blasio is that he’s not a Yankees fan.

Entertainment
• That was fast! After splitting with Chris Pratt, Anna Faris was seen dating a new man, cinematographer Michael Barrett.

• It’s time to meet the grandparents! Prince Harry took Meghan Markle to have afternoon tea with the Queen.

Buzzing Back

• In 1977 Three members of the southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd die in a Mississippi plane crash

• In 1950 classic rock singer Tom Petty is born in Gainesville, Florida

Opinion
• The Daily News says Trump should listen to his chief of staff’s advice to stop politicizing military deaths.

• The Post says Congress should do its job and pass a ban on bump stocks.

In the Blogs
• The Jefferson Democratic Club in eastern Queens celebrated 137 years.

• The Maspeth Lion’s Club is hosting its Halloween Ragamuffin Parade at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Trending in New York
The Dodgers
Lonzo
Knicks
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Scoreboard
• The Islanders (3-3-1) topped the Rangers (1-5-2) in a shootout, 4-3.

• The Knicks (0-1) fell to Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder, 105-84.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees are in Houston for Game 6 of the ALCS. First pitch is at 8:08 p.m.
• The Nets (0-1) play the Orlando Magic at Barclays Center at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• If there is a Game 7, the Yankees will face the Astros in a winner-take-all game in Houston at 8:08 p.m.
• The Rangers host the Nashville Predators at MSG. Puck drops at 12:30 p.m.
• The Islanders welcome the San Jose Sharks to Brooklyn at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks take on the Detroit Pistons at MSG. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Nets host the Atlanta Hawks for a 3:30 p.m. matinee.
• The Giants (1-5) welcome the Seattle Seahawks to MetLife Stadium. Kickoff is at 4:25 p.m.
• The Jets (3-3) look to bounce back against the Dolphins in Miami at 1 p.m.

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Halloween Pancake Breakfast  Sun Oct 22nd 7:30am-Noon  Hosted by The Kiwanis Club of Middle Village.  All you can eat!  Adults $5.00, Children under 10 y/o & Seniors $3.00  St. Margaret’s Gym, 66-05 79th Place, Middle Village
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Real Estate
• The $78 million sale of Jamaica’s Ideal Business Center was the biggestQueens deal of the third quarter.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 22nd 1-3pm  87-15 78th Avenue, Glendale  –  New Listing!  Custom built 2 family on an oversized 27×119 s/f lot. Two 6-room apts both feature 3 BRs. Full basement, private driveway, 1 car garage.  Asking $1,190,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 21st 12-2pm68 Liberty Avenue, Mineola - One family home features 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, updated kitchen and baths, hardwood floors, finished basement & attic, 2 car garage.  Asking $610,000  Pirillo Realty Inc.  718-418-9500

• Sold – Forest Hills – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 750-square-foot co-op at110-34 73rd Road for $290,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Arcadia Bar & Kitchen is opening in the old Hell Gate Social space on Astoria Boulevard.

• A new craft beer, pinball-themed bar is opening on Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside.

Restaurant ABC’s – Middle Village
Grade A – Villa Erasmo, 69-61 Juniper Blvd. – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor.
Grade B – Burger King, 66-26 Metropolitan Ave. – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Filth flies.
Grade C – Buon Gelato, 74-02 Eliot Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice, Food not protected from potential contamination.

Events
Queens - Various Times & Locations – Dine in Queens: Restaurant Week. 

Fresh Meadows8 a.m. – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, Councilman Barry Grodenchik conduct outreach about domestic violence. 188th St. and Horace Harding Expressway.

Jamaica10 a.m. – Councilman I. Daneek Miller, NYC DOT, Community Board 12 celebrate Jamaica Avenue repaving. 175th St. and Jamaica Ave.

Corona10:30 a.m. – State Senator Jose Peralta unveils capital improvement project. PS 19, 98-02 Roosevelt Ave.

Astoria11 a.m. – Councilman Costa Constantinides, Borough President Melinda Katz, School Construction Authority announce updates to school building. PS 2, 75th St. and 21st Ave.

Flushing1 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo, New York Presbyterian announce free community flu shots. Koo’s district office, 135-27 38th Ave., Suite 388.

Corona2 p.m. – Sense and Sensibility.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. So.

Douglaston2 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella, community members call for improvement at Douglaston intersection. 241-20 Northern Blvd.

Saturday
• Queens - Various Times & Locations – Dine in Queens: Restaurant Week. 
Kew Gardens9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Kew Gardens Flea Market.  LIRR North Parking Lot, 82-60 Austin St.
Arverne9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – New York Cares volunteers to revitalize public schools. PS 183, 245 Beach 79th St.
Douglaston10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Fall Fair.  Community Church of Douglaston,39-50 Douglaston Pkwy.
Sunnyside10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Greenpoint Avenue Festival.  Greenpoint Avenue btwn 44th & 48th Streets.
Flushing10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – AAFE, Uni Project bring pop-up library to public space. Lippman Plaza, 136-62 39th Ave.
South Hollis10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – State Senator Leroy Comrie holds mobile office hours. South Hollis Library, 204-01 Hollis Ave.
Douglaston10:30 to 11:45 a.m. – APEC Adventures: Fall Countdown.  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
Ozone ParkNoon to 4 p.m. – Fall Festival.  Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park in Tudor Park, 133rd Ave btwn 80th & 88th Streets
LICNoon to 8 p.m. – 2nd Annual Harvest Festival & Fundraiser.  Smiling Hogshead Ranch, 25-30 Skillman Avenue
Corona - 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – Sense and Sensibility.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
Floral Park6 to 9 p.m. – Maze by Moonlight.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Elmhurst8 p.m.Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Sunday
• Queens - Various Times & Locations – Dine in Queens: Restaurant Week. 
Middle Village7:30 a.m. to Noon – Halloween Pancake Breakfast.  St. Margaret’s Gym, 66-05 79th Place
Corona10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Little Makers: Frankentoys.   NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
Astoria - Noon to 5 p.m. – Queens Craft Brigade.  RSVP  VFW Post #2348,31-35 41st Street
• Corona3 p.m. – Sense and Sensibility.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
Bayside3 p.m. – Kol Esperanza.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center,228-05 56th Avenue
Flushing5 p.m. – Fragrance of the Moon Night IV Fundraiser.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

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October 20th, 2017 at 12:47 pm

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