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Friday, November 2

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms and a high of 70. Showers early Saturday but sun in the afternoon. High of 60. Sunday will be sunny with a high of 55 degrees.

Top Stories
• President Trump plans to sign an executive order cracking down on asylum seekers ahead of the coming migrant caravan.

• Tennessee executed a death row inmate by electric chair, and his last words were, “Let’s rock.”

• Google employees across the world, including in New York, walked out to protest the corporation’s handling of sexual harassment.

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Generations Fri Nov 2nd 8pm Generations is the high energy, classic rock n roll dance band you won’t forget! The excitement is contagious and the fun never stops! The Other Place, 103-19 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills.
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Queens News
• Police are looking for a straphanger who punched another rider on the M train for manspreading.

• An 8-year-old girl in Bayside is heartbroken after a thief stole her handmadescarecrow.

• During a visit to a Woodside school, Chancellor Richard Carranza announced a plan to make schools more accessible.

Politics
• U.S. Ambassador to Russia and former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman revealed he has cancer.

• De Blasio apologized for botching his memorial for last year’s terrorist attack on Halloween.

Entertainment
• Another celebrity-in-chief? Akon is seriously considering a presidential run in 2020.

• Director Ridley Scott is in the early stages of making a sequel to “Gladiator.

Buzzing Back

• In 2011, a Federal Appeals Court ruled that NBC should not be fined for broadcasting Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction” in 2004.

• In 1966, actor David Schwimmer was born in Astoria. He won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance for his role in this sitcom.

Opinion
• The Daily News endorses Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for re-election.

• The Post says Cuomo chickened out again for another gubernatorial debate.

In the Blogs
• Missing Halloween already? Check out these photos from Chip NYC’s Halloween Costume Contest.

• The Forest Hills Asian Association is hosting a Diwali Festival this weekend.

Trending in New York
• Raiders
• Giannis
• DCvCLB
• #HTGAWM
• #TheLastWeekend

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (5-7-1) topped the Anaheim Ducks in a shootout, 3-2.

• The Islanders (7-4-1) beat the Penguins in a shootout, 3-2.

• The San Francisco 49ers demolished the Oakland Raiders, 34-3.

• Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner opened up about his disappointment in this postseason’s performance.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (2-6) are in Dallas to face the Mavericks at 8:30 p.m.
• The Nets (3-5) host the Houston Rockets at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Islanders go head to head with the New Jersey Devils at home. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Jets (3-5) head to Miami to play divisional rival Dolphins. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
• The Knicks fly to Washington to take on the Wizards at 6 p.m.
• The Nets welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to the Barclays Center. Tip-off is at 6 p.m.
• The Rangers host the Buffalo Sabres at MSG at 7 p.m.

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Sinatra by Request: Mid-Autumn Show & Dance Social  Sun Nov 4th 2pm Join us for a musical afternoon as we pay tribute to the legendary Frank Sinatra. $51 p/p. Towers on the Green (@ North Shore Towers), 272-48 Grand Central Pkwy, Floral Park.
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Real Estate
• The rental tower replacing 5 Pointz in Long Island City is getting its facade.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Nov 4th 1-3pm  164-22 97th Street, Howard Beach – Renovated one family Colonial on 2 levels.  Large kitchen w/ SS appliances, LR, FDR, Sunroom, fenced backyard w/ deck.  3 large BRs, modern bath, finished basement w/ separate entrance & 1/2 bath.  Asking $649,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Nov 4th 2-4pm  79-24 68th Road, Middle Village – Two family home, 52′ long, box rooms.  5BRs, 2 bath total.  Asking $858,000. Dave Pastorini – Coldwell Banker Phillips 718-757-5881

• Sold – Woodhaven – A two-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,720-square-foot house at 85-05 Jamaica Avenue for $975,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater lists 19 excellent restaurants and bars in Astoria to try.

• The new Taco Mix in Jackson Heights has flavorful barbacoa tacos and moreto boast.

Restaurant ABC’s – Little Neck
Grade A – Le Bbang, 248-12 Northern Blvd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade B – Noodle House, 56-09 Marathon Pwky. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Cross-contamination.
Grade C – Grain House, 249-11 Northern Blvd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Filth flies.

Events
• Howard Beach – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Free Mammograms – By Appointment Only. Call 718-738-1111. NY Community Bank, 156-02 Cross Bay Blvd.

• Cambria Heights – 9 a.m. – 5,600 rabbis arrive for International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries. Old Montefiore Cemetery, 226-20 Francis Lewis Blvd.

• Forest Hills – 11 a.m. – Queens Library, Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz announce $425,000 in capital funding. Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71st Ave.

• Corona – 12:30 p.m. – Queens Library, Councilman Francisco Moya announce $650,000 in capital funding. Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd.

• Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Elected officials, advocates demand safe and secure Downtown Jamaica. Parsons Blvd. and Archer Ave.

• Kew Gardens – 7 to 10 p.m. – Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd.

• Forest Hills – 8 p.m. – Generations (Classic Rock & Roll). The Other Place, 103-19 Metropolitan Ave.

Saturday
• Kew Gardens – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Kew Gardens Flea Market.  LIRR North Pkg Lot, 82-60 Austin Street
• Bayside – 10 a.m. – NYPD superheroes fly to visit patients at St. Mary’s. 29-01 216th St.
• Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Wildlife Weekends.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy
• Glendale – Noon to 3 p.m. – Stop ‘n’ Swap.  The Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue
• Sunnyside – Teen films @ 1p.m. – Adult films @ 7 p.m. – Sunnyside Shorts International Film Festival.  Sunnyside Reformed Church, 48th Street & Skillman Avenue
• Forest Hills – 2 to 4:30 p.m. – Celebrate Diwali Festival of Lights.  Queens Library, 108-19 71st Avenue
• Corona – 7:30 p.m. – One Hot Night: America’s #1 Neil Diamond Tribute.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue South
• Bayside – 8 p.m. – “The King and I”. Bay Terrace Garden Jewish Center, 1300 209th Street
Sunday
• Corona – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – High School Fair. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
• Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Wildlife Weekends.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy
• Middle Village – Noon – Veteran’s Day Parade.  80th Street & Metropolitan Avenue
• Floral Park – 2 p.m. – Sinatra by Request: Mid-Autumn Show & Dance Social.  Towers on the Green (@ North Shore Towers), 272-48 Grand Central Pkwy.
• Rockville Centre – 3 p.m. – Chinese Warriors of Peking.  Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue
• Bayside - 1 p.m. – “The King and I”. Bay Terrace Garden Jewish Center, 1300 209th Street
• Oakland Gardens – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Ranger’s Choice: Gather Around the Campfire.  Alley Pond Park
• Astoria – 6:30 p.m. –  Rhinoceros: The Decline of Civilization.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Fragrance of the Moon Night V.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

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November 2nd, 2018 at 4:13 pm

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