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Friday, October 4

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 65 degrees. Saturday is also sunny and a high of 60. Cloudy on Sunday with a high of 71 degrees.

Top Stories
• Newly-released emails show diplomats pushed Ukraine’s president to investigate Biden’s family in exchange for a visit from Trump. Meanwhile, Trump called on China to investigate Biden.

“Sports Illustrated” laid off nearly half of its newsroom, sparking a revolt from the sports journalists.

• New York City pre-school teachers will finally get a pay raise to match their Department of Education counterparts.

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190th Anniversary of Neir’s Tavern Block Party Sat Oct 5th 12-6pm Featuring a bouncy castle, street games, popcorn, raffles & more! 88th Ave. btwn 78th St. & 77th St., Woodhaven.
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Queens News
• A woman snatched $20 from a 9-year-old boy’s hands inside a pizzeria in Jamaica Hills.

• A Long Island drug dealer was indicted for the overdose deaths of two people in Queens.

• A man admitted to fracturing a woman’s spine on the E train in Forest Hills because he thought she was a lesbian.

Politics
• Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez will take the stand in court next month to explain why she blocks people on Twitter.

• Energy Secretary Rick Perry is expected to resign from his position next month.

Entertainment
• Two former students of James Franco’s now-defunct film school accused himof sexual exploitation.

• Kylie Jenner broke up with Travis Scott. She was suspiciously spotted with ex-flame Tyga, but denied rumors of a reunion.

Buzzing Back

• In 1970, Janis Joplin dies of a heroin overdose. That summer, she was working on this album, which would prove to be the biggest hit of her career.

• In 1957, entrepreneur Russell Simmons is born in Queens. He is the co-founder of this hip-hop music label.

Opinion
• The Times says after calling on China to investigate Biden, Trump is a self-impeaching president.

• The Post says Cuomo’s Medicaid mess is far worse than just reckless.

In the Blogs
• You’ve been warned! The DOT will begin issuing warnings for bus lane violations on Fresh Pond Road starting on Monday.

• You won’t want to miss comedians riffing the Nicholas Cage movie “Ghost Rider” at QED later this month.

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Scoreboard
• The Rangers (1-0) topped the Winnipeg Jets, 6-4, for their first win of the season.

• The Seattle Seahawks (4-1) defeated the Los Angeles Rams (3-2) in a nail-biter, 30-29.

• The Mets fired manager Mickey Callaway after two seasons. Here are some candidates who could take his spot.

• Speaking of the Mets, GM Brodie Van Wagenen expects both Edwin Diaz and Noah Syndergaard to be on the team next year.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees will host the Minnesota Twins in the first game of the ALDS at 7:07 p.m. CC Sabathia won’t be on the ALDS roster.
• The Islanders (0-0) kick off their season at home against the Washington Capitals. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• The Yankees welcome the Twins to the Bronx for Game 2. First pitch is at 5:07 p.m.
• The Rangers head to Ottawa to face the Senators at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Giants (2-2) look to continue their winning streak at home against the Minnesota Vikings. Kick-off is at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (0-3) see their first win on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles at 1 p.m.
• The Islanders host the Winnipeg Jets for a 7 p.m. matchup.

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Folk Music of Mexico Sat Oct 5th 4pm Explore the music of Mexico with an interactive piano performance before viewing the movie “Coco.” Free! Celebration Hall of Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens.
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Real Estate
• Ikea’s new 115,000-square-foot location in Rego Park tops the list of top 10 NYC retail leases for September.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 5th 1-3pm. 68-03 Garfield Avenue, Woodside – Detached two family brick on 27×100 lot w/parking in rear. 4 BRs, 2 bath, hardwood floors throughout, close to schools and transportation.  $1.150M. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 5th 12-3pm. 76 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park – Split one family brick has large, sunny LR w/fireplace, DR, EIK, 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, den.  $799,000.  CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• Sold – East Elmhurst – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom,1,480-square-foot house at 69-20 32nd Avenue for $899,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
Grandma’s Cheesecake Sandwiches has opened its first brick-and-mortar location in Whitestone.

• Xi’an Famous Foods wants customers to know that not adding spice means botching the meal.

Restaurant ABC’s – South Richmond Hill
Grade A – Sohna Punjab, 117-10 Atlantic Ave. – Toxic chemical improperly labeled, Live roaches.
Grade B – Lituation Lounge, 112-06 Liberty Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Cross-contamination, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Farieda’s Dhal Puri Hut, 112-10 101st Ave. – Food not cooled by approved method, Cross-contamination, Evidence of mice, Filth flies, Food not protected from potential contamination.

Events
Jackson Heights – 10 a.m. – Costa Constantinides unveils 5-point diversity plan for Queens Borough President’s office.

Rockaway Beach – 11:30 a.m. – NYC Parks cuts ribbon on improvement project at Sandpaper Playground. Beach 107th St. and Shore Front Pwky.

Arverne – 2 p.m. – NYC Parks breaks ground on Community Parks Initiative site at Almeda Playground. Beach 66th St. and Beach Channel Dr.

Flushing – 5 p.m. – Korean American Family Service Center hosts 22nd annual Domestic Violence Silent March. 109th Precinct, 37-05 Union St.

Forest Hills - 7 p.m. – American Legion Post #1424 Monthly Meeting. 107-15 Metropolitan Ave.

Saturday
Bellerose Manor – 9 a.m. – Street co-naming ceremony in memory of Bernard M. Aquilino. 235th St. and Seward Ave.
Astoria – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Church of the Redeemer Flea Market.  30-14 Crescent St.
Woodside – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.- Woodside Queens Festival.  Woodside Ave. from 65th to 60th Streets
LIC – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – LIC Community Festival.  Hunter’s Point South Park, Center Blvd btwn 50th & 54th Aves.
Glen Oaks – 11a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – The Amazing Maize Maze.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Glen Oaks – 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Harvest Weekends.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Glen Oaks – 11 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. – Queens Farm Pumpkin Patch.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Forest Hills - Noon – EEEEEATSCON NY 2019.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
LIC – Noon – 4th Annual Queens Bar Fest.  LIC Flea & Food, 5-25 46th Ave.
Sunnyside – Noon to 5 p.m. – 2019 Annual Oktoberfest. Open to the Public!  Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39th Ave
Woodhaven – Noon to 6 p.m. – 190th Anniversary of Neir’s Tavern Block Party.  88th Ave btwn 78th & 77th Sts.
Fresh Meadows – 2:30 p.m. – Author Talk: Crystal Wolfe.  Queens Library, 193-20 Horace Harding Exp.
Kew Gardens – 4 p.m. – The Music of Mexico & Screening of “Coco”. Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd.
Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Frights and Phantoms of Flushing.  Flushing Quaker MeetingHouse, 137-16 Northern Blvd.
Flushing – 8 p.m. – Antonio Hart Quintet.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Corona – 8 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  QueensTheatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.

Sunday
• Glen Oaks – 11a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – The Amazing Maize Maze.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Glen Oaks – 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Harvest Weekends.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Glen Oaks – 11 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. – Queens Farm Pumpkin Patch.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
• LIC – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – LIC Community Festival.  Hunter’s Point South Park, Center Blvd btwn 50th & 54th Aves.
• Forest Hills - Noon – EEEEEATSCON NY 2019.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
Bayside – Noon to 2 p.m. -Bell Blvd Fall Crawl 2019.  Bell Blvd & 42nd Ave, in front of Chase Bank
• Corona – 3 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  QueensTheatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.

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October 4th, 2019 at 8:50 am

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