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Friday, October 26

Weather
• Cloudy with rain in the afternoon. High of 51. Expect rain on Saturday morning with a high of 54. Sunday will be mostly cloudy and a high of 59 degrees.

Top Stories
• The pipe bombs investigation, which now includes targets Joe Biden and Robert De Niro, has turned toward Florida.

• A pair of abandoned gift-wrapped packages caused another evacuation of the Time Warner Center.

• New York City suffered its first death this flu season, prompting officials to urge people to get immunized.

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17th Annual Totten Trot 5K Foot Race & Kids Fun Run  Sun Oct 28th 5K @ 9am, Kids Fun Run @ 10am Waterfront 5K course through historic Fort Totten, along Little Bay Park. “Kids Fun Run” is short distance sprints. Register here. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside.
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Queens News
• Travelers at LaGuardia and JFK airports will now have free Wi-Fi for up to four hours.

• A train overpass that is crumbling away in Woodside is scaring residents and passersby.

• Students at Grover Cleveland High School are defending the guidance counselor who punched a cop.

Politics
• Kirsten Gillibrand promised to serve her entire term if re-elected to the Senate, shooting down 2020 speculation.

• Attorney Michael Avenatti wants the Democrats to choose a white male as their 2020 nominee.

Entertainment
• “Megyn Kelly Today” has been cancelled after her comments about blackface.

• Alfonso Ribeiro dishes on why he thinks a “Fresh Prince” reboot is unlikely.

Buzzing Back

• In 2010, Forbes Magazine released its annual list of the top earning dead celebritiesThis singer led the way at $275 million.

• In 1973, Seth MacFarlane was born in Kent, CT. He is the director, actor, and comedian who created Family Guy and American Dad.

Opinion
• The Times says a Democratic House could still work with Trump on issues like infrastructure.

• The Post says officials should quit pointing fingers and focus on catching the the bomb perp.

In the Blogs
• Local DJ Jellybean Benitez is hosting a Halloween party at Resorts World.

• Speaking of Halloween, Play4Autism is hosting its first Halloween 3K fun run.

Trending in New York
• Texans
• Brock
• #TheresNoBetterTherapyThan
• Kyrie
• #Blackhawks

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (3-6-1) fell to the Blackhawks, 4-1.

• The Houston Texans crushed the Miami Dolphins, 42-23.

• A new billboard trying to recruit Kevin Durant to the Knicks now hangs over MSG.

• Bilal Powell’s severe neck injury will end his season, but fortunately not his career.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (1-4) host the NBA champion Golden State Warriors at 7:30 p.m.
• The Nets (2-2) take on the Pelicans in New Orleans at 8 p.m.
• The Dodgers hope to take Game 3 of the World Series at home against the Red Sox at 8:09 p.m.
Saturday
• The Islanders (3-4-1) face the Flyers in Philadelphia at 1 p.m.
• The Dodgers clash with the Red Sox in LA for Game 4 at 8:09 p.m.
Sunday
• The Giants (1-6) host the Washington Redskins at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (3-4) head to Chicago to tame the Bears at 1 p.m.
• The Rangers are in Los Angeles to play the Kings at 3:30 p.m.
• The Islanders hit the road to take on the Carolina Hurricanes at 5 p.m.
• The Nets welcome the Golden State Warriors to Brooklyn at 5 p.m.
• The Dodgers face the Red Sox for Game 5 if necessary. First pitch is at 8:15 p.m.

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Halloween Family Fun Day Sat Oct 27th 10am-1pm Costume contest, mini-pumpkin decorating, live entertainment, balloon twister, bounce house and more. Don’t forget your camera. Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd., Rego Park.
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Real Estate
• Simon Baron Development landed a $201 million loan to buy out Quadrum Global’s stake in a LIC tower.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 28th 2-4pm. 62-59 65th Street, Middle Village – Large 2 family brick on 20×116 lot in excellent condition! 2 BR apt over 2 BR apt and 1st flr walk-in. Garage in front w/ extra parking space, large rear yard.  Asking $999,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

 OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 27th 1-3pm  87-37 Union Tpk, Upper Glendale – One family brick w/ 2 car garage.  3 BRs, 2.5 bath, finished basement, private yard.  Move-In Ready!  Call for Details.  Campion Realty 718-326-3003 

• Sold – Middle Village – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,208-square-foot house at 81-03 64th Road for $915,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Find some top-notch Mexican eggs at the new Tia Julia in Elmhurst.

• Find some seriously addicting wings at the popular Pelicana Chicken in Flushing.

Restaurant ABC’s – Beechhurst
Grade A – Riviera Ristorante, 17-12 Utopia Pwky. – Live roaches.
Grade B – Rebar by the Bridge, 15-07 150th St. – Evidence of mice, Filth flies, Tobacco use.
Grade Pending – Tasty Grill, 14-22 150th St. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Live roaches.

Events
• Flushing – 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Queens Council on Developmental Disabilities hosts 34th annual Family Support Conference. Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• Jamaica – 10 a.m. – NYC Service convenes Queens nonprofits to introduce resources and programs. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Whitestone – 11 a.m. – Speak Softly Love. Tickets. Verdi’s Restaurant, 149-58 Cross Island Pkwy.

• Astoria – 11 a.m. – Street renaming ceremony for AKTINA FM Way. 27th St. and 23rd Ave.

• Flushing – 11:30 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio, Borough President Melinda Katz announce plans for reconstruction of Old Towne of Flushing Burial Ground. 46th Ave. and 164th St.

• LIC – 1:30 p.m. –  NYC Commission on Human Rights holds Day of Visibility following posting of anti-immigrant signs. 33rd St. and Queens Blvd.

• Corona – 3 p.m. – Health Department, Public Health Solutions recognize 30 mothers at Nurse-Family Partnership graduation. Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd.

• Rockaway Beach – 4 to 9 p.m. – Rockaway Playland 100th Precinct Haunted Stationhouse. Pre-Register here. 100th Pct, 92-24 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Beyond Halloween: Five Horror Films by John Carpenter. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-10 35th Ave.

• Jackson Heights – 7 p.m. – Human Rights Commission, NYPD’s LGBT Outreach Unit and NYC Anti-Violence Project conduct day of visibility. Roosevelt Ave. and 80th St.

• Astoria – 8 p.m. – Halloween Homicides: A Murder Mystery Dinner! Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave.

• LIC – 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. – Halloween Quiet Clubbing. Studio Square, 35-33 36th St.

Saturday
• Middle Village – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Defensive Driving Course.  St. Margaret Parish, 66-05 79th Place
• Kew Gardens - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Kew Gardens Flea Market.  LIRR North Pkg Lot, 82-60 Austin Street
• Corona – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Spooky Sounds.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
• Astoria - 11 a.m. – Hocus Pocus – 25th Anniversary.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-10 35th Avenue
• Rockville Centre – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Halloween Family Fun Fest.  Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave.
• Ridgewood – Noon – The Saturday BBQ.  Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue
• Bayside - Noon to 3 p.m. – Halloween Festival.  Fort Totten Parade Grounds
• LIC - Noon to 4 p.m. – Halloween Harvest Festival & Dog Costume Contest @ 2pm.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
• Woodhaven – 1 to 4 p.m. – K-9 Korral Dog Run Halloween Costume Contest. 85th Street and Park Lane South  (also collecting donations of blankets, quilts, toys, treats etc.)
• Floral Park - 1 to 7 p.m. – Haunted House.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
• Corona – 1:30 to 3pm or 3:30 to 5 p.m. – Make It: Light Sabers.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
• Kew Gardens – 2 to 4 p.m. – Trunk or Treat.  Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road
• Corona – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – Steel Magnolias.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
• Astoria – 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. – Beyond Halloween: Five Horror Films by John Carpenter.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-10 35th Avenue
• Bayside – 8 p.m. – Production of “The King and I”.  Bay Terrace Garden Jewish Center, 1300 209th Street
• South Ozone Park – 8 p.m. – Jellybean Benitez hosts Halloween Party. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
• Corona – 8:30 p.m. – Queens Night Market hosts Halloween Finale Bash. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
• Middle Village – 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. – Halloween Show.  Pat’s Sports Bar, 73-13 Metropolitan Avenue
Sunday
• Bayside - 9 a.m. – 17th Annual Totten Trot 5K Foot Race & Kids Fun Run.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
• Howard Beach – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Electronic Waste Recycling Event.  PS 201, 159-15 88th Street
• Corona – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Spooky Sounds.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – Hocus Pocus – 25th Anniversary.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-10 35th Avenue
• Floral Park - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Children’s Fall Festival.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
• Corona – Noon to 2 p.m. – Shocktoberfest.  Playground For All Children, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
• Corona – 1 to 5 p.m. – Dead or Alive: The Science of Creepy.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
• Corona – 1:30 to 3pm or 3:30 to 5 p.m. – Make It: Light Sabers.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Culture Connections: Siren Songs w/ Jackie Gage.  Queens Library, 41-17 Main Street
• Astoria – 2 p.m. , 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. – Beyond Halloween: Five Horror Films by John Carpenter.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-10 35th Avenue
• Corona – 3 p.m. – Steel Magnolias.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
• Flushing – 3 p.m. – Tien Huicani.  LeFrak Concert Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
• Astoria – 3 p.m. – True Tales of Halloween Horror.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – Production of “The King and I”.  Bay Terrace Garden Jewish Center, 1300 209th Street
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Gilberto Santa Rosa.  Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

October 31st, 2018 at 4:01 pm

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