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Friday, November 8

Weather
• Mostly sunny and windy. High of 41 degrees.

Top Stories
• Pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences is being sued by the Trump administration for supposedly ignoring patent laws on its HIV prevention drug.

• A Honk Kong student who fell from a building during protests this week has died.

• Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he will run for his old senate seat in Alabama.

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NEA Jazz Masters: A Gathering of The Masters  Fri Nov 8th  8pm  This concert is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, showcasing the love the artists who have devoted all of their lives to performing and teaching jazz.  Tickets  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• After a two-year investigation, ten suspects were arrested in Queens on charges of drug trafficking.

• An 87-year-old veteran in Queens is auctioning off his handmade warship models to raise money for seniors.

• Several stray cats in Astoria were found poisoned, and the community is searching for the person or people responsible.

Politics
• Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is actively preparing to enter the 2020presidential race.

• State Department official George Kent testified before the House impeachment committee, claiming pressure on Ukraine undermined the rule of law.

Entertainment
• Kristen Bell will return as the ominous narrator for the HBO Max reboot of the show Gossip Girl.

• Mariah Carey is writing a memoir, and it’s going to be published by Andy Cohen’s future imprint, set to launch in 2020.

Buzzing Back

• In 2016 Poet, composer and singer Leonard Cohen passed away at the age of 82.  His composition of this song has been covered by over 300 artists.

• In 1973 journalist David Muir is born in Syracuse, NY.  In 2014 he became the host of this news show.

Opinion
• The New York Times discusses centrists, progressives, europhobia and the upcoming Democratic presidential nomination.

• Slate ruminates on what it truly means to evacuate your home without knowing if it will be for good.

In the Blogs
• We Heart Astoria is letting you know the places in Queens where pet-lovers can bring their furry friends.
• A new French bistro, La Rotisserie Du Coin, will open soon near Austin Street in Forest Hills.

Trending in New York
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Scoreboard
• The Islanders (11-3-1) were defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins 4 to 3.

• The Rangers (7-6-1) beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4 to 2.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Nets (3-4) head to Portland to take on the Trail Blazers at 10 p.m.
• The Knicks (1-7) face the Dallas Mavericks at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Islanders host the Florida Panthers at 1 p.m.
Sunday
• The Jets (1-7) host the Giants (2-7) in MetLife stadium at 1 p.m.
• The Nets will be in Pheonix to play the Suns at 8 pm.
• The Knicks face the Cleavland Cavaliers 7:30 p.m. at home.
• The Rangers take on the Florida Panthers at 1 p.m. at MSG.

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Fall Fest  Sat Nov 9th 2:30-4:30pm   Indulge in a number of activities like making apple cider, candied apples and decorating pumpkins.  $5 per child  (free for parents and children under 2)  Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave, Flushing
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Real Estate

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Nov 10th 1-3pm15 St. Johns Road, Ridgewood - Renovated two family home – 1st flr owner’s duplex features 2 BRs, 1 bath, EIK w/SS appliances, exposed brick, HVAC in each room.  2nd floor rental has 2 BRs, office space, EIK w/ SS appliances, full bath.  Fenced backyard, laundry room.  $1.2M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Nov 9th 11am – 12:30pm. 83-05 98th Street, Unit #4J, Woodhaven – Large 1 BR w/southern exposure, EIK, 4 closets.  Maintenance $471/month, all utilities included.  Close to transportation.  $210,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111 

• Sold – Forest Hills – A 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 750 square-foot apartment at 102366th Rd. for $390,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater dishes on 19 restaurants in Long Island City you should consider on your next night out.

• The soup dumpling joint Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao is back up and running in Flushing.

Restaurant ABC’s – Cambria Heights 
Grade A – Chui’s Garden, 13844 84th Dr., Food contact surface not properly washed, Wiping cloths soiled, Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Halal Buffet, 11318 Stuphin Blvd., Hot food item not held at or above 140º F, Cold food item held above 41º F, Evidence of mice, Facility not vermin proof, Proper sanitization not provided for utensil ware.
Grade C – A. Churrasqueira Restaurant, 9529 Stuphin Blvd., Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage, Personal cleanliness inadequate, Food contact surface not properly washed, Facility not vermin proof.

Events
Flushing – 12 to 2 p.m. – Veterans Day Luncheon w/ Councilmember Rory L. Lancman. The Summit Apartments, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Flushing – 8 p.m. – NEA Jazz Masters: A Gathering of The Masters.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Corona – 11 a.m. Breaking ground on reconstruction of NY State Pavilion. Flushing Meadows Corona State Park, Perimeter Rd & United Nations Avenue S.

Randall’s Island – 10 a.m. – FDNY Graduation.  FDNY Training Academy, Building 9, Randalls Island.

Saturday
LIC – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lean Startup Bootcamp. Spaces LIC, 31-00 47th Avenue
Glen Oaks – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Wildlife Weekend.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Middle Village – Noon to 3 p.m. – Softball Clinic. Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street & Juniper Blvd North
Flushing – 1:30 p.m. – Kinqu Society: Traces in the Snow.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Flushing – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Fall Fest.  Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Avenue
Richmond Hill – 3p.m. – Celebration of the 101st Anniversary of Armistice Day. Buddy Monument, 108th Street & Park Lane South
Flushing – 8 p.m. – The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6.  Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Bayside – 8 p.m. – Gypsy.  Theatre by the Bay, 1300 209th Street

Sunday
Bayside – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Bayside Historical Vintage Car Show.  208 Totten Avenue
Glen Oaks – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Wildlife Weekend.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Corona – 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. – Tales From the Shed.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing - 2 to 4 p.m. – Watercolor Workshop: Autumn Leaves. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – Gypsy.  Theatre by the Bay, 1300 209th Street
Middle Village – 3 to 7 p.m. – Auditions for “The Envelope Please”.  Maggie’s Little Theater, St. Margaret’s Parish, 66-05 79th Place
Bayside – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Gather Around the Campfire.  Alley Pond Park Adventure Center, 2161 Cloverdale Blvd.

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November 8th, 2019 at 9:16 am

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