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Thursday, October 19
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Diwali. Meters are still in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 67.

Top Stories
• Starting January 22you might need a passport to fly even if you aren’t leaving the United States.

• Senator John McCain says the Trump administration is not being forthcoming about the incident in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers.

• The mayor must think Amazon execs like lots of pretty lights! The city’s most iconic buildings went orange last night in an attempt to lure the online giant.

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Queens News
• Administrators at an Ozone Park school are in hot water after it was discovered they accepted lavish gifts from teachers.

• A gun that was stolen from a Georgia cop turned up in a drug raid in Queens.

• An investigation by the NTSB revealed that the driver in a deadly bus crash in Flushing last month ran a red light.

Politics
• Republican candidate William Kregler isn’t running for Queens borough president, he’s “walking straight into the office.”

• When words fail, send money. Or promise to. A Gold Star father says President Trump promised to send him a $25,000 check and then stiffed him.

Entertainment
• May Pang, John Lennon’s girlfriend during rocky times with wife Yoko Ono, looks back on her life with the singer and ahead to her new one in Forest Hills.

• You might find it hard to believe that this “Young Gun” tops the list of Hollywood’s most profitable stars, while one big name is the real “Pitts.”

Buzzing Back

• In 1985, the first Blockbuster store opens. There’s still ten left with six in Alaska, including one on Santa Claus Lane in the town of North Pole.

• In 1937, psychedelic artist Peter Max is born in Berlin. He is work is synonymous with the “Summer of Love.”

Opinion
• A former member of the City Council says Republican voters have been left with a choice between two Democrats in the race for his old seat.

• Bob Capano, a candidate for City Council in Brooklyn, and Curtis Sliwa make the case for a state Constitutional Convention.

In the Blogs
• Twenty local artisans will be selling their wares in Astoria on Sunday.

• An urban farm in Hunters Point is hosting a huge harvest festival on Saturday.

Trending in New York
• #MrRobot
• Trailer
• #NLCS
• #CNNDebateNight
• #AddDrugsImproveAnything

Scoreboard
• The Yankees took a 3-2 lead in the ALCS after blanking the Astros, 5-0. Game 6 is tomorrow night in Houston at 8:08 p.m.

• The Nets (0-1) fell to the Pacers in their season opener, 140-131.

• The Knicks kick off the 2017-18 season against Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder in Oklahoma City. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

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Real Estate
• A massive development site in Long Island City has just hit he market.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 22nd 1-3pm  101-26 75th Road, Forest Hills – New Listing! One-family brick features 4 BRs, 2 full baths, Florida room, finished attic & basement, private drive & oversized detached garage. Hardwood floors throughout. Asking $1,099,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• OPEN HOUSE – Open House – Sat Oct 21st & Sun Oct 22nd 12-2pm  78-23 74th Street, Glendale – Beautiful one family recently renovated features 3 BRs, formal living/dining room, EIK, full basement, garage.  Asking $699,000  Pirillo Realty Inc. 718-418-9500

• Sold – Four-bedroom, one-bath, 1,380-square-foot single-family home at 153-23 13th Avenue in Whitestone for $900,000.

Style & Fashion
• Let a jet-setting social media couple be your guide to latest in luxe travel watches.

• A festival this weekend celebrates Afropunk style.

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

• Kew Gardens 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Panel discussion and job fair for formerly incarcerated individuals. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Kew Gardens 10:30 a.m. – Land Use Public Hearing. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• College Point – 11 a.m. – NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill presides over swearing-in ceremony for new recruits. Police Academy, 130-30 28th Ave.

• Kew Gardens – POSTPONED – Elected officials and community groups protest junkyards in southeast Queens. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• East Elmhurst – 11 a.m. – Groundbreaking for new park. Bulova Park, 25th Ave. & 76th St.

• Flushing – 1:30 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo and community groups announce free fall festival. Koo’s District Office, 135-27 38th Ave.

• Sunnyside 6 p.m. – Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina attends District 24 Community Education Council Meeting. PS 199, 39-20 48th Ave.

• Woodhaven 7 p.m – Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association Town Hall. American Legion Post 118, 89-02 91st St.

• Woodside – 7 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer attends United Forties Civic Association meeting. St. Theresa Catholic Church, 50-20 45th St.

• East Elmhurst – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting. Louis Armstrong Middle School, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

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October 19th, 2017 at 12:44 pm

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