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Friday, November 29

• Partly cloudy and milder winds. High of 46 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Ronald McDonald balloon had to be removed from the Thanksgiving Parade early due to partial deflation and a rogue Nutcracker balloon pummeled a parade marcher to the ground.

• Nearly 40 people were killed in Iraq, on one of the bloodiest days of anti-government protests.

• President Trump made an unannounced visit to the troops in Afghanistan, declaring he reopened peace talks with the Taliban.

Myrtle Avenue BID Holiday Celebration  Sat Nov 30th 12-3pm  Live Holiday Music, Holiday Lights and Holiday Savings!  Many stores open late. Free candy canes (while supplies last).   71st Avenue Plaza, just off Forest & Myrtle Avenues, Ridgewood

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Queens News
• Police are looking for two men who robbed a Walgreens at gunpoint in LIC.

• Shoppers are already lining up outside of JCPenny at the Queens Center Mallfor Black Friday Deals.

• Jackson Heights native Lucy Liu first started making art as a teenager in Queens. Now, she has taken her art to new levels.

• NPR gives us the real story of why we celebrate Thanksgiving on the third Thursday in November.

• The Bloomberg campaign swiped a top staffer from opponent Kamala Harris.

• Social media platform TikTok lifted its ban on a U.S. teen who shared a viral video criticizing China.

• Jennifer Aniston hosted her annual Friendsgiving feast, and she made a special dish just for Jimmy Kimmel.

Buzzing Back

• In 2001 George Harrison, lead guitarist for The Beatles, dies.

• In 1976 movie & TV actress Anna Faris is born in Baltimore, MD.  In 2013, she landed the lead role in this CBS comedy.

• TIME discusses the extinction of the small American farmer.

• Do Democrats have a better alternative to impeachment? CNN says they do.

In the Blogs
• What are Astoria residents most thankful for? We Heart Astoria is letting you know.

• A beloved natural food store in LIC will close next month over an dispute with its landlord who wants to raise rent.

Trending in New York
• #BlackFriday2019
• #SummertimeShootout3
• #IfWomenWereMenForADay
• Unai Emery


  The Bears (6-6) beat out the Detroit Lions (3-8-1), 24 to 20.

The Buffalo Bills (9-3) topped the Dallas Cowboys (6-6), 26 to 15.
The Atlanta Falcons (3-9) fell to the New Orleans Saints (10-2), 26 to 18.

• Giants end Zak DeOssie’s career by putting him on injury reserve.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Knicks (4-14) host the Philadelphia 76ers at 7:30 p.m.
• The Nets (9-9) host the Boston Celtics at 12 p.m.
• The Rangers (12-9-2) take on the Boston Bruins at 1 p.m.
• The Rangers cross the bridge into Jersey to face the Devils at 1 p.m.
• The Islanders (16-5-2) come up against the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks host the Boston Celtics at 3:30 p.m.
• The Nets take on the Miami Heat at 3 p.m.
• The Giants (2-9) face the Green Bay Packers at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (4-7) head to Cincinnati to play the Bengals at 1 p.m.

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Christmas Market and Concert  Sun Dec 1st  12-5pm  Preview Christmas decorations, purchase stocking stuffers and enjoy the seasonal sounds of Eden Lane Trio.  Free…Donations appreciated.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue, Ridgewood

Real Estate
• A map of the best holiday displays in NYC this year, featuring “Santa’s Corner” in Clearview.

• For Sale - 68-28 65th Street, Glendale – Renovated 2 family near all shopping, transportation and nightlife.  6 BRs, 3 bath total. Renovated kitchen w/ SS appliances, hardwood floors, plenty of closet space. Finished basement w. huge office, full bath & extra storage space. 1 car garage.  $1.199M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• For Sale – Flushing – Tudor style home w/ 1 BR, large LR w/fireplace, FDR, EIK w/ SS appliances & office space on 1st flr. 2nd flr has 3 BRs, 1 full bath.  3rd level features a stand-up attic w/ 1/2 bath.  $1.33M. Carollo Real Estate. 718-747-7747 

• Sold – Glendale – A four-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,305 square-foot home at 7812 75th St. for $649,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• A Queens food truck, specializing in Tijuana-style tacos, got a rare review from a New York Times food critic.

• We Heart Astoria’s list of restaurants with cozy, enclosed or heated up patios to stay warm in this winter.

Restaurant ABC’s – Hunters Point
Grade A – Zoe’s Place, 3879 10th St. Cold food item held above 41º F, Thawing procedures improper, Accurate thermometer not provided.
Grade B – Sushi X, 4715 Northern Blvd. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored
Grade C – Friendly Restaurant, 1205 40th St. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F,  Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Evidence of mice, Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container, Facility not vermin proof,  Mechanical or natural ventilation system not provided.

Bayside - 11 a.m. to Noon – Black Friday Hike: The Alley Giant.  Alley Pond Park Adventure Center, 2161 Cloverdale Blvd.

Astoria – Noon – Family Matinee: Toy Story 4.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue

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

Astoria – 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. – Black Friday Black Light Party.  Katch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Avenue

Astoria – Noon to 3 p.m. – Santa at Steinway Holiday Market.  Steinway Street Municipal Pkg Lot #2, Broadway & 31st Avenue
Ridgewood – Noon to 3 p.m. – Myrtle Ave BID Holiday Celebration.  71st Ave Plaza off Forest & Myrtle Avenues
Astoria - Noon to 5 p.m. – Q.E.D.’s Anual Holiday Craft Bazaar.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave
LIC - Noon to 7 p.m. – Queens Craft Brigade x Fifth Hammer Brewing Market. 1028 46th Avenue
Astoria - 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Historic New York: The Hell Gate Waterway.  Astoria Park Pkg Lot, 19th Street & Hoyt Avenue
Flushing – 3 p.m. – Remembering Yang Song. 135-32 40th Rd.
Glendale – 6 to 8 p.m. – Annual Tree Lighting Celebration.  The Shops @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Ave.
Glendale – 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.  Karaoke Night.  The Avenue, 71-22 Myrtle Avenue
Rego Park - 7 to 10 p.m.  Mustache Bash Fundriser. Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

Glendale - 8 a.m. to Noon – Kiwanis Club of Glendale Pancake Breakfast $7.  St. Pancras Pfeifer Hall, 68-02 Myrtle Avenue
Corona – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – The World’s Fair Adventure Quest.  Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Ridgewood - Noon to 5 p.m. – Christmas Market & Concert.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue
Jamaica – 3 to 4:15 p.m. – Sunday Concerts presents “GroundStone” playing classic hits of doowop, Motown and soul eras of the 50s-70s.  Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Woodside – 6 p.m. – Woodside Annual Tree Lighting.  Sgt Collins Park, Broadway & 59th Street

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December 2nd, 2019 at 9:05 am

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