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Thursday, December 7

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 46 degrees.

Top Stories
WNYC suspended Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz, two of the city’s most popular radio hosts, amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

• Apparently $1 an hour added to their pay isn’t enough to entice MTA workers to face angry subway riders as new “Customer Service Ambassadors.”

• The House passed a GOP-backed bill that would allow people with concealed carry permits to tote their hidden guns across state lines.

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Holiday Historic House Tour  Sun Dec 10th 1-5pm  Celebrate the holiday season and learn about the unique histories in this tour of seven historic sites in Flushing and Corona. $20 Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• Planning on flying out of LaGuardia this weekend? Brace for a rocky journey as several airlines move to temporary terminals on Saturday.

• The man accused in the fatal hit-and-run in Richmond Hill says one of his victims was “like a brother to me” during a jailhouse interview.

• A man busted for grinding against a woman on the 7 train said the incident was all her fault.

Politics
• The mayor dissed the Brooklyn Nets at a town hall meeting in Queens, prompting an angry response from the team’s Twittter account.

• Senator Charles Schumer is joining the growing the number of Democrats calling for the resignation of Al Franken over sexual harassment charges.

Entertainment
• An ex-DJ sent Taylor Swift a $1 Sacajewa coin to settle his groping caseagainst the “Fifteen” singer.

• Look out Sag Harbor ladies! Matt Lauer says he is content to live out the rest of his life playing golf in the Hamptons.

Buzzing Back

• In 1941, Pearl Harbor is bombed. View images of the attack.

• In 1942, folk-rock composer and vocalist Harry Chapin is born in New York City. In 1974, he released this song, which hit the Billboard Top 100.

Opinion
• A contributor to the Daily News says that while the GOP’s easing of concealed carry laws may have good intentions, it was a terrible way to do it.

• Another term limit referendum for the City Council? Reform Party statechairman Curtis Sliwa says “bring it on.”

In the Blogs
• A man stole the tip jar from a Middle Eastern restaurant on Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside.

The Grill on Restaurant Row in Forest Hills has closed its doors.

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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (12-12) topped the Grizzlies, 99-88

• The Nets (9-14) are in Mexico to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder. The game will air at 10 p.m. on YES.

• The Islanders (16-9-2) are in Pittsburgh for a matchup with the Penguins. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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The TEN Tenors: Home for the Holidays  Sun Dec 10th 3pm  One of Australia’s most successful touring groups performing traditional holiday songs.$30-$55  Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Avenue, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Prolific developer Chris Xu sold a piece of a Flushing waterfront property he assembled for $45 million.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Dec 9th 12-3pm  69-06 78th Street, Middle Village  Large 1 family w/ 3 BRs and full bath on 2nd flr. Full basement, pvt yard. Near all! Asking $618,000  CB Kueber Realty  (718) 628-0100

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Dec 9th 2-4pm 102-28 Jamaica Avenue, Richmond Hill  Brick Mixed Use building.  4 family + 1700 s/f commercial space  Each apt has 1 BR and 1 full bath. Asking $1.598M Crifasi Real Estate (718) 894-8700

• Sold – A three-bedroom, one-bath, 1,276-square-foot single-family home at67-34 173rd Street in Fresh Meadows for $875,000.

Style & Fashion
• The ugly sneaker trend for men is here, but will it last? Even the ladies are jumping on “dad shoes” as the must-have accessory.

• A makeup artist offers tips on how to rock festive red lips this holiday season.

Events
• Astoria - 11 a.m. – State Senator Jose Peralta announces state funding for capital programs. IS 141, 37-11 21st Ave.

• Flushing - 2 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella calls on city to remove tree root violations given to resident who is trying to sell his home. 171-19 45th Ave.

• Jamaica4:30 p.m. – Queens Library Board of Trustees Nominating Committee Meeting. Central Library, Robert T. Groh Board Room, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

Sunnyside6:30 p.m. – Community Board 2 Meeting. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.

• Hillcrest7 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers remarks at Empire State Indivisible Town Hall. Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike

• Queens Village - Public Advocate Letitia James speaks at Queens Village Committee for Mental Health for J-CAP 50th Anniversary Gala. Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd.

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December 7th, 2017 at 3:44 pm

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