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Monday, October 14
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Columbus Day.
Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 72 degrees.

Top Stories
• Syria’s Kurdish population is looking to Assad for protection after the U.S. announced it is pulling out of northern Syria.

• A Bronx mother was stabbed to death with a screwdriver while her children slept in the next room.

• New York City is projecting its jail population to drop to 3,300 by 2026, 700 fewer than previous estimates.

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The Amazing Maize Maze  Mon Oct 14th 11am-4:30pm Enjoy getting lost in NYC’s only corn maze shaped like the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows! Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Glen Oaks.
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Queens News
• A Broad Channel cyclist was fatally struck by an SUV driver at an intersection where locals long wanted a traffic light.

• A flight from Newark to Orlando was diverted to JFK Airport due to a smoke condition in the cockpit.

• The Rolling Loud Festival in Queens removed five performers over the weekend for “public safety concerns.”

Politics
• Hunter Biden is stepping down from the board of a Chinese private equity firmfollowing attacks from Trump.

Cuomo has jumped into the Mother Cabrini statue battle, pledging to support the memorial.

Entertainment
• Rapper DMX canceled his shows and checked himself into rehab.

Weekend Box Office
Joker (2019): $55 million
The Addams Family (2019): $30 million
Gemini Man: $20 million
Abominable: $6 million
Downton Abbey: $4.9 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1957, although it was banned by some radio stations for suggestive lyrics, this song by The Everly Brothers reach the top of the Billboard chart.

• In 1927, actor Roger Moore is born in London. In 1973, he replaced this actor as this character.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the House should hold an official vote on impeachment.

• The Times endorses the plan to shut down Rikers and build four new community jails.

In the Blogs
• A western Queens pol is honoring local Hispanic and Latinx leaders on Tuesday.

• DOT reps are speaking to residents at the Hunters Point Civic Association this week.

Trending in New York
#SuccessionHBO
Verlander
Chargers
Cowboys
#90DayFiance

Scoreboard
• The Yankees lost to the Houston Astros in walk-off fashion, 3-2, to tie the ALCS at one apiece.

• With Sam Darnold back, the Jets (1-4) notched their first win of the season over the Dallas Cowboys, 24-22.

• The Islanders (2-3-0) host the St. Louis Blues at 1 p.m.

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Flux Takeover!  Sat Oct 19th 12-4pm Join us for an adventurous afternoon of performance, experimentation and play. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC.
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Real Estate
• The tallest skyscraper in Queens, Skyline Tower, has topped out at 778 feet.

• For Sale – 34 Millbrook Drive, Stonybrook – Turnkey 4b 2.5 ba colonial.  Open floor plan with many new updates.  $549,000 Taxes $11,400 Three Village School District.  Go to website for more pictures.  Call 917-682-2488 for appointment.

• For Rent – 77-34 Austin Street #4M, Forest Hills – Large 1BR in rent-stabilized building has dated EIK and bath, pet friendly, close to subway & buses, LIRR, shopping & dining.  $1,948/month. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303 

• Sold – Jamaica – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,248-square-foot house at 106-18 142nd Street for $770,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday afternoon, 25-year-old off-duty police officer Hyun Kim was arrested within the confines of the 109th Precinct. He was charged with two counts of menacing.

Events
Sunnyside – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Sunnyside Community Services Street Festival. Greenpoint Ave btwn 42nd & 48th street.

Ridgewood – 10:30 a.m. – Ridgewood Tenants Union rallies in response to increase in homelessness, respond to Glendale shelter hearing. Food Bazaar Supermarket, 1590 Gates Ave.

• Glen Oaks – 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – The Amazing Maize Maze. Queens County Farms, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.

Flushing – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.- Pumpkin Patch. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.

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

Written by QTadmin

October 14th, 2019 at 9:13 am

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