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Friday, October 12

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 63 degrees. Cloudy on Saturday but sun in the afternoon. High of 59. Sunday is mostly cloudy and a high of 63.

Top Stories
• Hurricane Michael has killed at least six people in the southeast, but officials fear casualties will rise.

• New York City and the teachers union has reached a $2.1 billion contract that includes extra pay for hard-to-staff positions.

• The city’s top investigator overstepped his authority by seizing control of an independent office, but was only slapped on the wrist.

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Witches of Old New York  Sun Oct 14th 3pm  Learn about NYC’s only witch trial, and the witches who inhabited the streets of Broome Street (no joke here) and hipster Willamsburgh. $10. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria.
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Queens News
• A Queens man who faked being wheelchair-bound has dropped two lawsuitson handicap access.

• A family will sue Applebee’s after their baby was burned with scalding hot water at their Rosedale location.

• A new coalition of business leaders has formed to support the LaGuardia AirTrain.

Politics
• In another break from Trump, Michael Cohen registered as a Democrat.

• Speaking of Democrats, Bill de Blasio doesn’t think Mike Bloomberg is a real Dem.

Entertainment
• With cameras rolling, Kanye West revealed his iPhone passcode during his White House meeting.

• Take a first look at the trailer for the live-action version of “Aladdin.

Buzzing Back

• In 1997, singer John Denver died in an aircraft accident after his plane crashed into Monterey Bay on the CA coast.

• In 1968, actor Hugh Jackman was born in Sydney, Australia. He is  best known for playing this character in the X-Men series.

Opinion
• Anthony Scaramucci writes in the Daily News that Trump’s maturity shined during the Kavanaugh confirmation process.

• The Post says to follow Michelle Obama’s advice: “when they go low, we go high.”

In the Blogs
• This Astoria parking lot will be turned into senior affordable housing.

• A Sunnysider is looking for a missing dog. Have you seen Muneco?

Trending in New York
• Odell
• Quavo
• #HTGAWM
• #UprisingSVU
• Aladdin

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (1-3-0) topped the San Jose Sharks in overtime, 3-2.

• The Giants (1-5) were crushed by the Philadelphia Eagles, 34-13.

• The Giants fined Odell Beckham Jr. for his comments in an ESPN interview. His sideline antics appear to be back.

• Kristie Ackert writes in the Daily News that the Yankees are in good shape as long as Aaron Boone learns from his mistakes.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks play the Nets for their last preseason game at MSG. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers host the Edmonton Oilers at 1 p.m.
• The Islanders (2-1-0) head to Nashville to take on the Predators at 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Jets (2-3) welcome the Minnesota Vikings to MetLife Stadium at 1 p.m.

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Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch  Sun Oct 14th  11am-5pm Join us for a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family! Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
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Real Estate
• The Avery Group has filed permits for a seven-story medical building in this area of Flushing.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 14th 12-3pm  170-10 144th Avenue, Jamaica – One family home features 3 BRs, 3 bath, finished basement, pvt backyard, pvt deck, full attic space.  Asking $879,000. Bedford Brownstone Realty. Agt Keith  718-926-4536

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 14th 11:30am – 1pm  88-13 Rutledge Avenue, Glendale – Large 2 family Tudor style home being used as a one family, 3 BRs, 3 bath, two wood-burning fireplaces, sunken LR, FDR, EIK.  Asking $735,000. Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Bay Terrace – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000-square-foot co-op at 211-35 23rd Avenue for $285,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Here are the hottest Queens restaurants are October 2018.

• Queens has some of the best bowls of ramen you can find in the city.

Restaurant ABC’s – Richmond Hill
Grade A – Crazy Willy’s, 117-10 Jamaica Ave. – Evidence of mice, Filth flies.
Grade B – Alfie’s Pizza and Pasta, 86-08 117th St. – Fold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Joey Pepperoni’s Pizza, 166-14 Jamaica Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Filth flies, Hand-washing facility not near food preparation area.

Events
• East Elmhurst – 8 a.m. – New York Mets, American Heart Association launch “Eat Smart with the Mets” program. East Elmhurst Community School, 26-25 97th St.

• Springfield Gardens – 9 a.m. – JFK Airport, Vaughn College host 3rd annual Girls in Aviation Day. JFK Terminal 4.

• Kew Gardens – 9:30 a.m. – Queens Interagency Council on the Aging’s 36th annual legislative forum. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Kew Gardens – 10 a.m. – Borough President Katz, Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-based Violence co-host public workshop on “Surviving Partner Violence and Abuse.” Queens Family Justice Center, 126-02 82nd Ave.

• Woodhaven – 10 a.m. – NYC DOT, elected officials announce new lighting along Jamaica Ave. Avenue Diner, 91-06 Jamaica Ave.

• Jamaica – 10:45 a.m. – Borough President Katz speaks at groundbreaking for 159 affordable housing apartments for seniors. Northeastern Towers Annex, 131-10 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

• Howard Beach – 12:30 p.m. – Councilman Eric Ulrich, Small Business Services host voter registration drive. Howard Beach Library, 92-06 156th Ave.

• Ozone Park – 3 p.m. – Ozone Park Residents Block Association, Assemblyman Mike Miller protest second attack by homeless adult man. 85-15 101st Ave.

• LIC – 3 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks at ribbon cutting for Queensbridge Community Compost Site. Queens Plaza South and Vernon Blvd.

• Maspeth – 3 to 5 p.m. – St. Stan’s/Tranfiguration Bazaar – Children’s Matinee. 57-15 61st St.

• LIC – 4:30 p.m. – Councilman Van Bramer celebrates completion of CITYarts’ Rising Up In The Community mural project. LIC Dog Park, 48-01 Vernon Blvd.

• Maspeth - 6:30 to 11 p.m. – St. Stan’s/Transfiguration Bazaar – unlimited rides for $10. 57-15 61st St.

• Corona – 7:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer attends Latino Lawyers Association of Queens’ 22nd annual Dinner Dance. Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St.

• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Andrea Brachfield Jazz Quartet. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Saturday
• Jamaica – 9 a.m. – Annual Cancer Awareness Walk. Rochdale Village, 169-65 137th Ave.
• Forest Hills - 9:30 a.m. to Noon – Mulch & Plant Day: Volunteers Needed!  MacDonald Park, 87-20 Qns Blvd.
• Astoria – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Community Shredding Event. St. Francis of Assisi, 21-17 45th St.
• Astoria – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Church of the Redeemer Flea Market.  30-14 Crescent Street
• Corona - 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. – World’s Fair History Walking Tour.  Unisphere, Flushing Meadow Corona Park
• Forest Hills – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – CUNY Information Session.  Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School, 91-30 Metropolitan Avenue
• Rockaway – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Beach 59th Street Playground Annual Fall Festival. Beach 59th Street
• Astoria – Noon to 2 p.m. – Bruises, Abrasions and Burns – Special Effects Makeup.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
• Woodhaven – Noon to 3 p.m. – Fall Festival. Victory Filed, Woodhaven Blvd. & Myrtle Ave.
• Ridgewood – Noon to 5 p.m. – Ridgewood Stroll. Seneca Ave from Cornelia St to Weirfield – Catalpa Ave from Myrtle Ave to Seneca Ave
• Jamaica – 2 p.m. – Culture Connections: Encore- From Havana to Broadway.  Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.
• Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – Veterans of Foreign Wars Meeting. John V. Daniels Post 2813, 47-53 43rd St.
• Forest Hills – 2:30 p.m. – Hidden History of Queens. Queens Library, 108-19 71st Avenue
• Maspeth – 4 to 11 p.m. – St. Stan’s/Transfiguration Bazaar.  57-15 61st Street
• Corona - 4 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
• Floral Park - 4:30 to 9 p.m. – Maize by Moonlight. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Sunday
• Woodhaven – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Family Fun Day Fall Festival.  George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Drive & Woodhaven Blvd.
• Corona – 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. – World’s Fair History Walking Tour.  Unisphere, Flushing Meadow Corona Park
• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
• Bayside – 11 a.m. – Elected officials speak at immigration super-vigil. 38-20 Bell Blvd.
• Sunnyside - Noon to 3 p.m. – Open House New York: Sunnyside & Astoria Walking Tour.  Meet under the 46th Street 7 train station, Queens Blvd.
• Bayside – Noon to 4 p.m. – Open House New York. Register. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.
• Maspeth – 2 to 10 p.m. – St. Stan’s/Transfiguration Bazaar.  57-15 61st Street
• Astoria – 3 p.m. – Witches of Old New York.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – Marilyn Maye: A Piece of Cake!  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue
 Corona – 4 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.

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October 12th, 2018 at 1:49 pm

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