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Friday, November 22

Weather
• Mostly cloudy, with showers in the afternoon. High of 57 degrees.

Top Stories
• Two critical witnesses testified in the last scheduled public impeachment hearings. Here is the update.

• Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced indictment in multiplecorruption cases.

• Smugglers cut a massive hole in a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall and drove a truck through it.

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GingerBread Lane 2019 Workshop  Nov 23rd – Dec 30th  Visitors can make their own gingerbread houses or trains in this popular workshop!  Each participant receives a kit with all the materials needed. For 4 y/o & up.  Tickets    NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
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Queens News
• A woman was hit by a Q65 bus and rushed to the hospital in serious condition.

• Upcoming cash bail reforms have caused a divide between the current and incoming Queens DA’s.

• 40 runners braved the cold and completed Queens College’s annual Fall Fun Run Turkey Trot.

Politics
• Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially filed paperwork with the FEC to run for U.S. president.

• White House Republicans met to discuss a strategy for limiting the ongoing impeachment trial to two weeks.

Entertainment
• Bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark’s new book, “Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry,” deals with the #MeToo movement.

• Rapper A$AP Rocky keeps coming up in impeachment hearings this week, here’s why.

Buzzing Back

• In 1997 Michael Hutchence, the 37-year-old lead singer of INXS, was found dead in his hotel room. Since his death, his family has set up a support group to help troubled teens.

• In 1984 movie actress Scarlett Johansson is born in NYC.  In 2012 she was cast as this character in the Marvel movie series.

Opinion
• A Daily News writer ponders the question: Are teachers misusing homework?

• Slate discusses the factors that the e-cigarette bans are getting wrong.

In the Blogs
• Flushing’s annual HollyTour opens soon, featuring six historic Queens homes, as well as activities and performances.

• The New York Hall of Science’s GingerBread Lane display is back this Saturday.

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Scoreboard
• The Indianapolis Cults (6-5) fell to the Houston Texans (7-4) 17 to 20 in Thursday night football.

• The Islanders (16-3-1) beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4 to 3.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Nets (6-8) play the Sacramento Kings at Barclay’s Center, 7:30 p.m.
• The Rangers (9-8-2) are up against the Ottawa Senators at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Knicks (4-11) host the San Diego Spurs at 7:30 p.m.
• The Islanders head to San Jose to play the Sharks at 10:30 p.m.
• The Rangers are off to Montreal to face the Canadiens at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Jets (3-7) host the Oakland Raiders at 1 p.m.
• The Giants (2-8) take on the Chicago Bears at 1 p.m.
• The Nets and Knicks face off 6 p.m. at MSG.

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Photos with Santa  Nov 22nd – Dec 24th  Santa will be available for photos and visits at this holiday home, located next to the Queens Library.  Click here for Santa’s schedule. The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale.
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Real Estate
• A&E Real Estate purchased hundreds of Queens apartments in what may be the largest acquisition of rent-stabilized buildings since the new rent law passed.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Nov 24th 1:30-3pm. 84-44 116th Street Kew Gardens –  Detached frame house w/ 4 BRs, 1.5 bath, separate 1 car garage, basement w/ laundry, attic storage space. New front casement windows.  Great location – close to all.  $825,000. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Nov 24th 1-2:30pm. 76-22 57th Road, Middle Village – One family on large 30×100 s/f lot offers 2 BRs, 1 bath, beautiful back yard with deck.  $749,000 O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Whitestone – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000 square foot apartment at 16801 12th Ave. for $329,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• We Heart Astoria put together a list of five Thanksgiving-approved drinks you can indulge in around the neighborhood this holiday.

• Eater NY published a guide on where and what to eat at JFK Airport.

Restaurant ABC’s – Forest Hills 
Grade A – Thai Pot, 10307 Queens Blvd., Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container in food preparation area, Food contact surface not properly washed, Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Queens Bully, 11330 Queens Blvd., Food not cooled by an approved method, Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present, Facility not vermin proof, Pesticide use not in accordance with label, Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.
Grade C – Desert Rain Lounge, 10729 Metropolitan Ave., Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Evidence of rats, Harmful, noxious gas or vapor detected, Facility not vermin proof.

Events
Flushing – 10:30 a.m. – Councilman Koo delivers more than 500 turkeys.  CPC Nan Shan Senior Center, 133-14 41st Ave.

Elmhurst – 11 a.m. – Groundbreaking hospital’s emergency department.  NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, 79-01 Broadway.

Ridgewood – Noon to 4 p.m. – Community Appreciation Day.  Maspeth Federal Savings, 66-60 Fresh Pond Road

•  Middle Village – 6 p.m. – Vigil for Talasia Cuffie.  Baisley Houses Basketball Court, Foch Boulevard & Guy Brewer Boulevard.

Middle Village – 6:30 p.m. – Supermarket Blitz.  St Margaret Catholic Academy, 66-10 80th Street

Rego Park – 7 to 9 p.m. – Adult Paint & Sip: Fireflies.  La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.

Flushing – 8 p.m. – Gustavo Cassenave Quartet: A South American Jazz Tale.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Saturday
Ridgewood – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family Fun Day.  Maspeth Federal Savings, 66-60 Fresh Pond Road
Ridgewood - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Ridgewood Kiwanis Wine & Cheese Art Gallery Display.  Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, 59-03 Summerfield Street
Bayside - Noon to 3 p.m. – Decorate the Castle.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
Flushing - 12:30 p.m. – Hot Club: Jazz Listening Session led by Ben Young.  Flushing town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Elmhurst - 8 p.m. – The Boy Band Project.  The Lexington Center, 25-26 75th Street
Bayside – 8 p.m. – A performance of “Gypsy”.  Theater by the Bay, 1300 209th Street
Rego Park -10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.- Black Ice performs.  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

Sunday
Flushing – 11a.m. to 1p.m. OR 2 to 4 p.m. – Floral Design: Holiday Centerpieces.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
Astoria – 2 p.m. – Sesame Street: “Lost and Found”.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Bayside – 3 p.m. –  A performance of “Gypsy”.  Theater by the Bay, 1300 209th Street
Glendale – 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. – Karaoke Night.  The Avenue Bar & Restaurant, 71-22 Myrtle Avenue

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November 22nd, 2019 at 8:54 am

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