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Friday, October 13

Top Stories 
• President Trump threatened to pull out of the Iran nuclear dealunless Congress improves it.

• Protestors gathered outside the Manhattan DA’s office in response to the handling of a case involving Harvey Weinstein in 2015.

Queens News
• Three men attacked and robbed a livery cab driver in Flushing.

• A man was scammed and paid $200 in fake cash for a pair of expensive Jordan sneakers during a Craigslist meeting.

• Police are searching for a Far Rockaway man wanted in a string of violent robberies.

Subway Status 
• Good Service on all lines as of 4:00 p.m.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Weekend Service Changes

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Saturday.

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Sunday.
Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-495 westbound between 58th St and START ROUTE I-495 Exit- Queens Midtown Tunnel 2nd Avenue East 36th St.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and 39th St.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / Queens Blvd and Exit 22A – Grand Central Pkwy.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between Exit 20 – Junction Blvd / Queens Blvd and Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Rd; Ramp and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Belt System – Southern Pkwy and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between 20th Ave and Queens; Bronx County Line – Whitestone Bridge Toll Plaza.

• Accident on Belt System – Cross Island Pkwy northbound ramp to END ROUTE Belt System – Cross Island Pkwy; I-678 Whitestone Expwy right lane blocked until further notice.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Metropolitan Ave; Williamsburg Bridge and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports
Friday
• The Yankees head to Houston to take on the Astros for Game 1 of the ALDS. First pitch at 8:08 p.m.
• The Rangers (1-3-0) are in Columbus to play the Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks host the Washington Wizards in their final preseason game. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
• The Yankees and Astros face off for Game 2 at 4:08 p.m.
• The Rangers host the Devils at MSG. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders (1-2-1) head to San Jose to take on the Sharks at 10:30 p.m.

Sunday
• The Islanders travel to Los Angeles to take on the Kings at 10:30 p.m.
• The Giants (0-5) hope to get their first win at Denver against the Broncos at 8:30 p.m.
• The Jets (3-2) look to continue their winning streak at home against the Patriots. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.

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What’s On TV Tonight

Once Upon a Time (ABC,8PM) – Henry’s Storybrooke family help him search for Cinderella, and Hook encounters an unexpected foe who threatens the group’s success.

Hawaii Five-O (CBS, 9PM) – Five-0 enlists the help of an old friend when the boss of a major crime family is murdered, triggering revenge killings across the island. Meanwhile, McGarrett and Danny begin sorting out particulars in their new restaurant venture.

Jane the Virgin (CW, 9PM) – Jane is reunited with her first love, Adam, and is shocked but happy to see him, but Xo and Alba are less thrilled he is back, as Season 4 begins.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Mindhunter Season 1- An agent in the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit tracks down serial killers.

Hulu: Scrubs Season 6 – J.D. addresses the news that he’s going to be a father.

Amazon Video: Lore Season 1 – This anthology series brings to life Aaron Mahnke’s “Lore” podcast and uncovers the real-life events that spawned our darkest nightmares.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Woodhaven – Detached one family home features 5 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, EiK, access to large private yard. Asking $568,000. Lou Pastorini Coldwell Banker Phillips  917-797-7567

• For Rent – Glendale – Apartment features 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living room/ dining room combo, kitchen, hardwood flooring, water included. Asking $2,500/month. Carollo Realty & Mgmnt Inc.  718-366-6636

Local Eats of the Day

• Cumbia & Sabor 
Located at 45-06 Greenpoint Ave.

Enjoy a Bandeja Paisa made with Grilled steak or ground beef, pork skin, Colombian sausage, fried eggs, sweet plantain, rice and beans for $15.95.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
• LIC – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Independent Charter School Symposium. Ravel Hotel,8-08 Queens Plaza South.
• Bayside – 11 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella calls on auto dealership to comply with zoning variance. 206-02 Northern Blvd.
 Flushing – 6 to 9 p.m. – John Liu headlines 3rd Anniversary Gala of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce. Daedong Manor, 150-24 Northern Blvd.
• Flushing 7 p.m. – Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts: George Gee Swing Orchestra.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Saturday
• Middle Village – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Defensive Driving Course.  $45 per person.  St. Margaret Church, 66-05 79th Pl.
• Astoria 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – United Community Civic Association Free Community Shredding Event.  St. Francis of Assisi, 21-17 45th St.
• Woodside – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Pumpkin Fair Festival.  All Saint’s Church, 46th St btwn Queens Blvd & 43rd Ave.
• Astoria – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Fall Family Day: Celebrating the Jim Henson Exhibit.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Maspeth 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Harvest Festival & Open House.  Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Ave.
• Astoria Noon – Bruises, Abrasions and Burns, Oh My.  Halloween Special Effects class.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Woodhaven – Noon to 3 p.m. – Fall Festival.  Victory Field, Woodhaven Blvd & Myrtle Ave.
• Bayside – Noon to 4 p.m. – New York Open House.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.
• Maspeth 1 to 4 p.m. – Recycling Event (paper, electronics, VIN-etching).  Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th St.
• Woodside – 2 p.m. – Veterans of Foreign Wars Meeting.  VFW John V. Daniels Post #2813, 47-53 43rd St.
• Corona – 2 p.m. – Imagine Science Film Festival Screening.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.
• Astoria – 5:30 p.m. – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk.  Astoria Park.
• Floral Park - 6 to 9 p.m. – Maze by Moonlight! Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little neck Pkwy.
• Maspeth – 6:30 p.m. – Night at the Races.  St. Stan’s Gym, 61-17 Grand Ave.
• Bayside – 8 p.m. – Taylor Dayne w/ special guest Maxine Nightingale.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.

Sunday
• Corona – 8 a.m. – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Queens. Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Promenade of Industry, 111-01 Corona Ave.
 Flushing – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
• Ridgewood – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Halloween Spooky Market – Sunday Brunch.  Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Ave.
• Astoria – Noon – Forgotten Tour: Western Astoria.  Meet at The Triangle – 27th Ave & Astoria Blvd @ 21st St.
• Middle Village – Noon to 2 p.m. – Boy Scout Pack 106 Fundraising Event.  Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Dry Harbor Rd.
• Douglaston – 1 to 3:15 p.m. – Wine & Chocolate Pairing.  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
• Astoria – 3 p.m. – Ghosts of the Boroughs.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – Darlene Love w/ The Fabulous Coasters.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.

Tech Tip of the Day 
• Internet Speed: You can check your internet speed by running a speed test. Click here to learn how.

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October 13th, 2017 at 4:31 pm

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Friday, October 13

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 65 degrees. Saturday will be cloudy with showers in the evening. High of 72. Sunday will bring rain with a high of 78 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump signed an executive order allowing for cheaper plans and plans to cut federal subsides for low-income people, effectively weakening Obamacare.

• Women’s groups plan to rally outside the Manhattan DA’s office. He let Harvey Weinstein off the hook after receiving thousands of dollars in donations from his lawyer.

• New York City is expanding its 3-K program to six more schools by the 2020 school year.

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Night at the Races  Sat Oct 14th  6:30pm  St. Stan’s Players Fundraiser.  Complimentary coffee, tea and dessert.  Bring your own beverages and snacks.  $10 p/p.  Call 718-326-2185 for tickets. St. Stan’s Gym, 61-17 Grand Avenue, Maspeth
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Queens News
• A 20-year-old man was fatally shot in the head and torso in Jackson Heights.

• A Queens man accused of raping a woman at gunpoint and sexually assaulting another was held without bail.

• Police are looking for a robber who clubbed, punched or threatened to shoot six people in Far Rockaway.

Politics
• De Blasio blamed the debate organizers for allowing an audience of partisansto shout down the mayoral candidates.

• Governor Cuomo reversed himself and promised to donate all campaign contributions from Harvey Weinstein.

Entertainment
• Actress Rose McGowan’s Twitter account was temporarily suspended after she tweeted out a private phone number.

• TV host Andy Cohen will replace Kathy Griffin on CNN’s New Year’s Eve celebration.

Buzzing Back

• Why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky?

• In 1947 rock vocalist Sammy Hagar is born in Monterey, California

Opinion
• The Daily News praises the Trump administration for withdrawing from UNESCO for undermining Israel.

• The Post says children are caught in the crossfire of the mayor’s vendettaagainst charter schools.

In the Blogs
• Queens Library is hosting a bilingual Know Your Rights workshop for immigrants.

• Chancellor Carmen Farina and CEC 24 are holding a town hall in Sunnyside next week.

Trending in New York
#FlyEaglesFly
#FlyTheW
#HTGAWM
Oliver Stone
#WomenBoycottTwitter

Scoreboard
• The Eagles (5-1) topped the Panthers (4-2) 28-23 on Thursday Night Football.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees head to Houston to take on the Astros for Game 1 of the ALDS. First pitch at 8:08 p.m.
• The Rangers (1-3-0) are in Columbus to play the Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks host the Washington Wizards in their final preseason game. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Yankees and Astros face off for Game 2 at 4:08 p.m.
• The Rangers host the Devils at MSG. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders (1-2-1) head to San Jose to take on the Sharks at 10:30 p.m.
Sunday
• The Islanders travel to Los Angeles to take on the Kings at 10:30 p.m.
• The Giants (0-5) hope to get their first win at Denver against the Broncos at8:30 p.m.
• The Jets (3-2) look to continue their winning streak at home against the Patriots. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.

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Fall Festival  Sat Oct 14th  12-3pm  Celebrate fall with crafts, games, music, PUMPKINS, and more! Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich.  Victory Field, Woodhaven Blvd & Myrtle Avenue, Woodhaven
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Real Estate
• Flushing’s SkyView Parc megaproject is finally nearing a sellout.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 14th 1-3pm  537 Beach 128th Street, Belle Harbor – Luxurious one family on 2 levels. 3 BRs, 2 bath, washer/dryer, 1 car garage, front & back porch, secluded backyard w/ beautiful landscaping.  Asking $669,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 15th 12-2pm  63-30 75th Place, Middle Village  –  Rare find! Brick, semi detached 2 family home features 3 BRs over 3 BRs, finished basement w/ entrance to yard, 1 car garage, private driveway.  Half block to Juniper Park.  Asking $1.290M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Woodhaven – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,360-square-foot house at 86-09 88th Avenue for $595,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Popular Colombian food cart “The Arepa Lady” is moving to a new space, but Starbucks blocked it from selling coffee.

• Gothamist recommends Rockaway Beach Bakery’s sticky bun because of its sweet and savory flavors.

Restaurant ABC’s – Woodside
Grade A – De Mole, 45-02 48th Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade B – El Mariachi Rest, 67-12 Roosevelt Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Eggs found dirty or cracked, Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade C – Kokoroko Restaurant, 47-55 47th St. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Cross-contamination, Food not protected from potential contamination.

Events
LIC9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Independent Charter School Symposium. Ravel Hotel,8-08 Queens Plaza South.

Bayside11 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella calls on auto dealership to comply with zoning variance. 206-02 Northern Blvd.

Flushing6 to 9 p.m. – John Liu headlines 3rd Anniversary Gala of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce. Daedong Manor, 150-24 Northern Blvd.

Flushing - 7 p.m. – Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts: George Gee Swing Orchestra.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Saturday
Middle Village9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Defensive Driving Course.  $45 per person.  St. Margaret Church, 66-05 79th Place
Astoria - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – United Community Civic Association Free Community Shredding Event.  St. Francis of Assisi, 21-17 45th St.
Woodside10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Pumpkin Fair Festival.  All Saint’s Church, 46th St btwn Queens Blvd & 43rd Ave.
Astoria11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Fall Family Day: Celebrating the Jim Henson Exhibit.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Maspeth - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Harvest Festival & Open House.  Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Avenue
Astoria - Noon – Bruises, Abrasions and Burns, Oh My.  Halloween Special Effects class.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave
WoodhavenNoon to 3 p.m. – Fall Festival.  Victory Field, Woodhaven Blvd & Myrtle Avenue
BaysideNoon to 4 p.m. – New York Open House.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
Maspeth - 1 to 4 p.m. – Recycling Event (paper, electronics, VIN-etching).  Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th Street
Woodside2 p.m. – Veterans of Foreign Wars Meeting.  VFW John V. Daniels Post #2813, 47-53 43rd Street
Corona2 p.m. – Imagine Science Film Festival Screening.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
Astoria5:30 p.m. – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk.  Astoria Park
Floral Park - 6 to 9 p.m. – Maze by Moonlight! Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little neck Pkwy.
Maspeth6:30 p.m. – Night at the Races.  St. Stan’s Gym, 61-17 Grand Avenue
Bayside8 p.m. – Taylor Dayne w/ special guest Maxine Nightingale.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue
Sunday
Corona8 a.m.Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Queens. Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Promenade of Industry, 111-01 Corona Ave.
Flushing11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
Ridgewood11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Halloween Spooky Market – Sunday Brunch.  Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Avenue
AstoriaNoon – Forgotten Tour: Western Astoria.  Meet at The Triangle – 27th Ave & Astoria Blvd @ 21st St.
Middle VillageNoon to 2 p.m. – Boy Scout Pack 106 Fundraising Event.  Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Dry Harbor Road
Douglaston1 to 3:15 p.m.Wine & Chocolate Pairing.  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
Astoria3 p.m. – Ghosts of the Boroughs.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
Bayside3 p.m. – Darlene Love w/ The Fabulous Coasters.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue.

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October 13th, 2017 at 4:22 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Trump threatens to pull Puerto Rico aid, Hunter’s Point set to receive two new elementary schools

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Thursday, October 12

Top Stories 
• Trump faced backlash after he warned that FEMA and the military cannot remain in Puerto Rico “forever” in a series of tweets.

• Federal investigators arrested 33 alleged gang members for turning a Bronx housing project into a drug distribution hub.

Queens News
• The city plans to build two elementary schools that will serve nearly 1,200 students by 2021 in Hunters Point.

• A court order shut down a Jackson Heights beauty spa due to prostitution and unlicensed massages.

• A new hotel that will evoke the style of air travel in the 1960’s is being built at an old JFK Airport terminal.

Subway Status 

• Some northbound R trains are stopping along the Q line 57 St-7Av to Lexington Av/63 St and then along the F line to 36 St-QNS.

• Some northbound N and W trains are stopping along the Q line from 57 St-7 Av to 96 St and end. Expect delays in F, N, Q, R and W train service.
Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-495 lower level eastbound from Exit 17E – I-278 to Exit 27 – Clearview Expwy I-295 / Throgs Neck Bridge

• Delays on I-278 westbound from Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy to Morgan Ave.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound from Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expwy to I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from 69th Rd; Ramp to Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound from Rockaway Blvd to Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on Belt System – Southern Pkwy eastbound from I-678- Van Wyck Expwy;Ramp to Springfield Blvd.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Metropolitan Ave; Williamsburg Bridge to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports
• The Yankees are moving on! The Bronx Bombers overcame a 2-0 series deficit, topping the Indians, 5-2, to advance in the MLB playoffs.

• The Islanders (1-2-1) fell to the Anaheim Ducks, 3-2.

• The Nets fell to the 76ers, 133-114, in the last preseason game of the year.

• The Rangers (1-3) are in Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks are taking on the Wizards in a pre-season matchup at 7:30 p.m.

• The Eagles and the Panthers are facing-off in Thursday Night Football on NBC at 8:25 p.m.

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Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch 
Sun Oct 15th  11am-5pm

Live music, bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting, tours, composting demonstrations and craft and food vendors, beer and wine tent and Pumpkin Patch.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St, Flushing.

What’s On TV Tonight

• Arrow (CW, 8PM) – Oliver deals with the fallout of the explosion on the island, as Season 6 begins.

• The Orville (FOX, 9PM) – After the Orville crew defeats a Krill attack on a brand-new colony, the Union sends Ed and Gordon on a dangerous undercover mission to infiltrate a Krill ship and obtain a copy of the Krill bible.

• Chicago Fire (NBC, 10PM) – Lt. Casey gets off on the wrong foot with Sam Mullins, a temporary chief who is filling in for Boden at House 51 for the morning.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: That 70s’ Show Season 4 – Eric and Donna break up and Kitty decides to redecorate the basement.

• Hulu: Parks and Recreation Season 5 –  Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat turned City Councilwoman, tries to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit more fun.

• Amazon Video: Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 3 – Larry and Jeff’s investment in a restaurant leads to laughs when it comes to settling on a chef. Meanwhile, Larry gets into his usual assortment of problems.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Middle Village – One family brick features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, new chimney, hardwood floors, full finished basement, private yard, and garage. Asking $768,888.  Lou Pastorini Coldwell Banker Phillips  917-797-7567

• For Rent – Elmhurst – Apartment features 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, EiK, living room, high ceilings, hardwood floors. Heat, water, and gas included. Asking $2,000/month.  Carollo Realty & Mgmnt Inc.  718-366-6636

Local Eats of the Day

• Kitchen 79
Located at 31-70 79th St.

Enjoy an order of their Pad Thai made with fried rice noodles with tamarind, bean sprouts, egg, scallions and peanut for $10.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
• Woodside – 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Association Meeting. St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 50-22 44th St.

• LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Dutch Kills Civic Association Meeting. Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-37 28th St.

• Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP Monthly Meeting. Saint Pancras School, Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

• Jackson Heights - 8:40 p.m. – Mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis visits North Queens Homeowners Association. Lexington School for the Deaf, 25-26 75th St.

• Bellerose Manor - 8:40 p.m. – Malliotakis visits Queens County Civic Association. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 246-55 87th Ave.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
• Facebook Security: You can check if your Facebook account has been hacked and increase your security to ensure your account is safe. Click here to learn how.

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October 12th, 2017 at 4:01 pm

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Thursday, October 12
Alternate side parking is suspended for Shemini Atzereth. Meters rules are in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with a slight chance of rain and a high of 66 degrees.

Top Stories
• Mandalay Bay staffers didn’t immediately call the cops after a security guardwas shot by mass murderer Stephen Paddock.

• Just don’t call them Scout-ettes! The Boy Scouts have decided to admit girls into their ranks and allow them to reach the rank of Eagle Scout.

• The death toll has risen to 23 and more than 100 are missing as massive wildfires continue to rip through California’s wine country.

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Wine & Chocolate Pairing  Sun Oct 15th 1-3:15pm Guided tasting pairing exceptional artisan chocolates from around the world with delicious wine. Adults 21+. $40. Register by visiting www.alleypond.com.  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston.
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Queens News
• Advocates are pushing for separate bike and pedestrian lanes on the Queensboro Bridge.

• Residents say Select Bus Service-related construction in Ozone Park is causing nightmare commutes.

• Two brothers in Flushing were arrested after raids at their apartment and upstate storage facility netted $150,000 and 10,000 pills.

Politics
• After a narrow defeat in the Democratic Primary, Paul Graziano will again challenge Paul Vallone, this time in November’s general election.

• A GOP senator slammed President Donald Trump for his attacks on the press after his fascist-like threat to use the federal government to shut down NBC.

Entertainment
 Taylor Swift announced a new entertainment and social media app for fans.

• Rapper Eminem released a Trump-bashing freestyle. 

Buzzing Back

• In 1810, Oktoberfest is officially created.

• In 1968, actor Hugh Jackman is born in Sydney, Australia.

Opinion
• The executive director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce explains why Amazon needs Queens.

• The Post says Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “upstate Hollywood” plan is just the latest of his – massively expensive – failures.

In the Blogs
• Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley endorsed Mike Scala in the District 32 council race. 

• Assemblyman Edward Braunstein is hosting his annual Halloween essay and drawing contest. 

Trending in New York
• #ALCS
• #njmorningshow
• #BrieflyExplainsScientology
• #BretStephens
• #bfc530

Scoreboard
• The Yankees are moving on! The Bronx Bombers overcame a 2-0 series deficit, topping the Indians, 5-2, to advance in the MLB playoffs.

• The Islanders (1-2-1) fell to the Anaheim Ducks, 3-2.

• The Nets fell to the 76ers, 133-114, in the last preseason game of the year.

• The Rangers (1-3) are in Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks are taking on the Wizards in a pre-season matchup at 7:30 p.m.

• The Eagles and the Panthers are facing-off in Thursday Night Football on NBC at 8:25 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch  Sun Oct 15th  11am-5pm  Live music, bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting, tours, composting demonstrations and craft and food vendors, beer and wine tent and Pumpkin Patch.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing.
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Real Estate
• New condo inventory is on the rise in Queens.

• OPEN HOUSE – Thurs Oct 12th 4-6pm  80-31 Margaret Place, Glendale Beautiful 1 family home features wood floors throughout porch, LR, FDR, Kitchen and half bath on mail level, 3 BRs and full bath upstairs. Full basement, driveway, carport and yard. Asking $739,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 14th 12-3pm  1736 Starr Street, Ridgewood – A Must See.  Beautiful one family home, move in ready. Formal DR, 3 BR, LR, new kitchen, granite-stainless, new baths, full finished basement, ceramic and wood floors throughout, grand entry w/ terra-cotta roof tiles. Asking $948,888  The “A” Team  917-952-2156 or 917-952-2797.

• Sold – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment on Dartmouth Street for $298,000. Zillow.

Style & Fashion
• Taco Bell and Forever 21 teamed up for a tasty collaboration. 

• Boilersuits are the new power suits according to Vogue.

Events
• Astoria – 9 a.m. – Ribbon-cutting for mental health center. Goodwill Integrated Health & Wellness Center, 4-21 27th Ave.

• Jamaica – 9 a.m. – Community leaders protest influx of junkyards. 154-20 Tuskagee Airmen Way

• LIC – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Independent Charter School Symposium. Ravel Hotel, 8-08 Queens Plaza South

• Ozone Park – 11 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Farina visit workshop. Queens Explorers Elementary School, 90-07 101st Ave.

• East Elmhurst 11 a.m. – State Senator Jose Peralta announces capital improvement project. Lexington School for the Deaf, 25-26 75th St.

• Sunnyside – 2:30 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, community leaders demand traffic light at busy intersection. 42nd St. and 47th Ave.

• Flushing – 3 p.m. – Restaurant workers, Flushing Workers Center announce complaint issued by National Labor Relations Board. New Shi Lin Xiang, 135-32 40th Rd.

• Springfield Gardens – 4 p.m. – New York Knicks to donate new sports court to family homeless shelter. Saratoga Family Inn, 175-15 Rockaway Blvd.

• Woodside – 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Association Meeting. St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 50-22 44th St.

• LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Dutch Kills Civic Association Meeting. Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-37 28th St.

• Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP Monthly Meeting. Saint Pancras School, Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

• Jackson Heights 8:40 p.m. – Mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis visits North Queens Homeowners Association. Lexington School for the Deaf, 25-26 75th St.

• Bellerose Manor 8:40 p.m. – Malliotakis visits Queens County Civic Association. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 246-55 87th Ave.

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October 12th, 2017 at 4:01 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Study indicates increase in homeless NYC students, Pair of thieves rob apartments in Kew Gardens

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Wednesday, October 11

Top Stories 
• Trump denied an NBC report that said he wanted to increase the U.S. nuclear stockpile and suggested pulling NBC’s broadcast license.

• A study found that 10 percent of all New York City students were identified as homeless last year.

Queens News
• A pair of thieves stole more than $35,000 in cash and valuables from three apartments in Kew Gardens.

• Two brothers are facing drug charges after a police raid turned up 10,000 pills and $150,000 in cash.

• Police are searching for a woman who robbed a deli and two cellphone stores at knifepoint in Queensbridge.

Subway Status 

• Southbound Q trains are making stops along the B line from Prospect Park to Brighton Beach due to track maintenance at Kings Highway. Expect delays on B and Q trains.
Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
• Delays on Grand Central Parkway eastbound 94th St to I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound I-495 Long Island Expwy to Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound Rockaway Blvd to Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 westbound Metropolitan Ave; Williamsburg Bridge to Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound Exit 30 – Flushing Ave to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports
• The Yankees head to Cleveland for the pivotal Game 5 of the ALDS. First pitch at 8:08 p.m.

• The Rangers (1-3) fell to the St. Louis Blues, 3-1.

• The Islanders (1-1-1) are in Anaheim to take on the Ducks at 10 p.m.

Independent Charter School Symposium 
Thurs Oct 12th & Fri Oct 13th 9am-6pm
Join hundreds of visionaries, educators and advocates for social justice at the first Independent Charter School Symposium in Queens — The World’s Borough! Chartering, race and class seminar: Thurs, Oct 12th @ 10:30. Ravel Hotel, 8-08 Queens Plaza South.

What’s On TV Tonight

• Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – Archie struggles with the emotional aftermath of the shooting at Pop’s diner, as Fred’s life hangs in the balance. Meanwhile, Veronica’s father arrives in Riverdale earlier than expected.

• The Blacklist (NBC, 8PM) While the Task Force investigates a series of suspicious police shootings, Agent Ressler is distracted by increasing external pressures.

• Modern Family (ABC, 9PM) – Phil thinks he’s going to have a day of bad luck after he doesn’t complete his daily superstition, but Claire has no time for his silly notion.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: Prison Break Season 3 – The season opens with Michael Scofield in Sona, a hellish and deadly Panamanian prison where a previous riot has forced all authority out and has left the prisoners in charge of their own lives.

• Hulu: Bob’s Burgers Season 5 – It’s Tess McGill vs. John McLane in the very musical season premiere.

• Amazon Video: Covert Affairs Season 5 – CIA operative Annie returns to the Agency after having faked her death to go deep undercover to find a traitor to the CIA.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Woodhaven North – Detached one family, 5 BRs, EIK, access to yard from first floor, gas heat, lots of sunshine. 2 blocks to train & stores.  Asking $588,000  Lou Pastorini Coldwell Banker Phillips  917-797-7567

• For Rent – Glendale – Apartment features 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, kitchen, dining room, living room. Asking $2,500. Carollo Realty & Mgmnt Inc.  718-366-6636

Local Eats of the Day

• Sac’s Place of Jackson Heights 
Located at 86-14 37th Ave.

Enjoy a large Mama’s Old Fashioned Pizza made with sliced fresh mozzarella cheese, San Marzano tomatoes, grated Romano cheese, garlic and fresh basil for $17.50.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
• LIC – 5 to 7 p.m. – LIC BID Annual Meeting. MoMA PS 1, 22-25 Jackson Ave.

• Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – Queens College hosts 80th anniversary celebration. 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• LIC – 6:30 p.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce hosts tour on “The Next Generation of Manufacturing.” Boyce Technologies, 47-22 Pearson Pl.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – Hunters Point Civic Association monthly meeting. New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave.

• Woodside – 7:30 p.m – Assemblyman Brian Barnwell hosts “Celebrate Who You Are Proudly National Coming Out Day” event. Topaz Art Gallery, 55-03 39th Ave.

• Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting. Christ the King, H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

• Jamaica 9 p.m. – Jack of Clubs: 60s/70s Classic Rock Tribute. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Tech Tip of the Day 
• Excel Shortcuts: Enhance your Excel knowledge by learning keyboard shortcuts for Windows users as well as Mac users.

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October 11th, 2017 at 4:17 pm

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Morning Buzz: JFK guard forced to watch co-workers have sex on camera, Forest Hills fire kills one

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Wednesday, October 11

Weather
• Partly cloudy in the morning with rain showers in the afternoon. High of 72.

Top Stories
• Harvey Weinstein, who was accused of rape by three women, could face criminal charges if their claims are true.

• California wildfires have killed at least 15 people and caused 20,000 people to evacuate the area.

• The United States men’s soccer team has been eliminated from World Cup contention, ending a stream of seven consecutive appearances.

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Independent Charter School Symposium  Thurs Oct 12th & Fri Oct 13th9am-6pm  Join hundreds of visionaries, educators and advocates for social justice at the first Independent Charter School Symposium in Queens — The World’s Borough! Chartering, race and class seminar: Thurs, Oct 12th @ 10:30. Ravel Hotel, 8-08 Queens Plaza South.
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Queens News
• A JFK Airport security guard was forced to watch her coworkers have sex on security cameras and was subjected to harassment.

• One person was found dead after a fire broke out in a Forest Hills apartment building.

• Police are looking for a man who flashed a 12-year-old girl in Ridgewood.

Politics
• The first mayoral debate between de Blasio, Malliotakis and Dietl turned into a shouting match.

• A new PAC supporting Bo Dietl called “New Yorkers for New York” received its first donation from a non-New Yorker.

Entertainment
• Actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie join a growing list of womenwho accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. His wife, Georgina Chapman, is also leaving him.

• Here are 10 big moments from the second trailer of Star Wars: The Last Jediwhich is out in theaters this December.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975 Saturday Night Live debuts

• In 1844 “Heinz 57” founder Henry John Heinz is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Opinion
• The Daily News says Donald Trump will finally get a victory if the NFL forces players to stand for the national anthem.

• The Post calls the mayor’s commission on statues a pure farce, and called for an end to the culture wars.

In the Blogs
• A Queens congresswoman is hosting a districtwide app contest for students.

• An Astoria councilman is opening his office as a hurricane relief drop-off site.

Trending in New York
• #USMNT
• #HipHopAwards
• #AHSCult
• #ThisIsUs
• #NYCVotes

Scoreboard
• The Yankees head to Cleveland for the pivotal Game 5 of the ALDS. First pitch at 8:08 p.m.

• The Rangers (1-3) fell to the St. Louis Blues, 3-1.

• The Islanders (1-1-1) are in Anaheim to take on the Ducks at 10 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Song and A Dance  Music instruction all instruments.  All styles of dance including an Angelina Ballerina class starting at 2 years old. Acrobatics & Karate also!  Prices are the most reasonable in Queens. First class FREE. 718-478-8076  www.songandadance.com
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Real Estate
•  Take a look at new renderings of a residential project in East Elmhurstreplacing an auto body shop.

• For Rent - Forest Hills – Large 2 BR, two bath apt facing Austin Street, pet friendly.  Close to transportation & shopping.  Asking $2,600/month  Halstead Real Estate  718-520-0303

• For Sale –  66-15 Wetherhole Street, Forest Hills – Beautifully renovated co-op features 1 BR, 1 bath, hardwood floors, SS appliances, closet space & windows in every room.  Asking $229,000  Capri Jet Realty  917-864-2398

• Sold – Middle Village – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,224-square-foot house at 62-50 81st Street for $690,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Disney, Fox and other major studios are joining forces for a new digital film downloading service.

• After facing backlash over a shortage of its Szechuan sauce, McDonalds promised it would bring the dip back in the winter.

Events
• LIC – 5 to 7 p.m. – LIC BID Annual Meeting. MoMA PS 1, 22-25 Jackson Ave.

• Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – Queens College hosts 80th anniversary celebration. 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• LIC – 6:30 p.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce hosts tour on “The Next Generation of Manufacturing.” Boyce Technologies, 47-22 Pearson Pl.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – Hunters Point Civic Association monthly meeting. New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave.

• Woodside – 7:30 p.m – Assemblyman Brian Barnwell hosts “Celebrate Who You Are Proudly National Coming Out Day” event. Topaz Art Gallery, 55-03 39th Ave.

• Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting. Christ the King, H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

• Jamaica 9 p.m. – Jack of Clubs: 60s/70s Classic Rock Tribute. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

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October 11th, 2017 at 4:08 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow join list of Weinstein accusers, Man killed in Forest Hills apartment fire

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Tuesday, October 10

Top Stories 
• Several women have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault or harassment including Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow.

• Wildfires in Northern California have left at least 15 people dead and damaged more than 1,500 buildings.

Queens News
• A man engulfed in flames died and another was critically injured after a fire broke out in a Forest Hills apartment.

• A student was caught with a fake gun at Grover Cleveland High School

• Police arrested a man after he threatened and raped a 17-year-old girl in Woodside.

Subway Status 
• A trains are running with delays after an earlier incident involving an unauthorized person on the tracks at W 4 St-Washington Square.

• Northbound D trains are making stops along the C line from W 4 St-Washington Sq to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

• No B train service in both directions between Brighton Beach Blvd and Bedford Park Blvd. Expect delays on A, B, C and D trains. Customers are advised to use C, D or Q trains.
Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-495 eastbound between Exit 17E – I-278 and Exit 24 – Kissena Blvd / 164th St.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between 58th St and Morgan Ave.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy westbound between Northern Blvd; NY 25A and 94th St.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between Queens Blvd; NY 25 and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Blvd and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge and 39th St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports
• The Yankees topped the Indians, 7-3 to even the ALDS at 2-2. They play the winner-take-all rubber match in Cleveland tomorrow night at 8:08 p.m.

• The Islanders (1-1-1) fell to the Blues in a shootout, 3-2.

• The Rangers (1-2-0) are taking on the Blues at home. Puck drop is 7 p.m.

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LIC BID Annual Meeting 
Wednesday, Oct 11th 5-7pm
Join us for the first Annual Meeting of the expanded LIC Business Improvement District as we report on accomplishments, discuss plans for the future, review financials, elect directors of the board, and present awards. RSVP Required. MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC.

What’s On TV Tonight

• The Flash (CW, 8PM) – Season 4 begins with a powerful armored villain threatening to level Central City if the Flash doesn’t appear, so Cisco makes a risky decision to break Barry out of the speed force.

• This Is Us (NBC, 9PM) – Kate visits Kevin on the set of his movie; Randall and Beth receive exciting news; and Rebecca tries to reconnect with Jack.

• NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, 10PM) – Pride and his team join forces with FBI Director Isler when a Russian operative, who is in the U.S. to provide intelligence on sleeper agents, disappears after his Navy escort is murdered.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: Mad Men Season 5 – Don gets a surprise. Pete and Roger butt heads. Joan clashes with a houseguest.

• Hulu: How I Met Your Mother Season 2 – While Ted and Robin’s romance blossoms, the newly-single Marshall is having trouble getting over his break up with Lily, in spite of the gang’s best efforts to cheer him.

• Amazon Video: Megan Leavey – Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Flushing – Co-Op features 3 bedrooms, 2 full bath, renovated EiK, dining area, open living room. Asking $415,000. Crifasi Real Estate  718-782-4411

• For Rent – Glendale – Apartment features 1 bedroom, 1 full bath, EiK, living room, dining room, heat and water included. Asking $1,800. Carollo Real Estate  718-747-7747.

Local Eats of the Day

• Roast N Co
Located at 100-12 Queens Blvd.

Enjoy their healthy fit wrap made with portobello mushrooms, roasted tomato, avocado, sprouts, and mesclun in a whole wheat wrap for $7.95.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
• Astoria – 7 p.m. – PaintNight: Whimsical Pumpkins.  The Astor Room, 35-11 35th Ave.

• Astoria 7:30 p.m. – October Free Movie Night: The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  The Ditty, 35-03 Ditmars Blvd.

To give us a local event for the Newsticker, click here.

Tech Tip of the Day 
• MacBook AccessoriesCheck out this list of cases, covers, and sleeves for your MacBook.

Have a tech tip to share? Contact us at queensnewsticker@queensledger.com.

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October 10th, 2017 at 4:10 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Party Perfection in Maspeth

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Tuesday, October 10

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 83 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Las Vegas gunman fired at a security guard before opening fire on the crowd, police revealed Sunday. Police also confirmed there was no second shooter.

• Wildfires in California wine country have left ten dead and thousands displaced. 

• ESPN suspended anchor Jemele Hill for two weeks over tweets regarding National Anthem protests.

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Queens  Sun Oct 15th Registration begins at 8am, walk starts at 10am.  The progress we have made in the fight against Breast Cancer is remarkable, but we need your help to make the greatest impact to save even more lives!!  Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Promenade of Industry, 111-01 Corona Avenue, Corona.
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Queens News
 The number of women accusing a Queens Catholic priest of sexual abuse has risen to 23.

• Policing are looking for a suspect after a Queens man was slashed on his way home from Comic Con. 

• A Queens man is in critical condition after being stabbed in the heart.

Politics
• Governor Andrew Cuomo promised NYC’s Christopher Columbus statue won’t be removed while he’s in office. 

• The first mayoral debate of the general election is taking place tonight.

Entertainment
• Harvey Weinstein reportedly sent a letter to Hollywood executives begging for them to defend him.

• Did Chip and Joanna Gaines end Fixer Upper over their HGTV contract? 

Buzzing Back

• In 2004 Superman Christopher Reeve dies at age 52

• In 1954 lead singer for Van Halen David Lee Roth is born in Bloomington, Indiana

Opinion
• Lena Dunham writes in the NY Times about the Hollywood culture that keeps women from speaking up. 

• It’s time to rescue New York City’s library branches, Scott Sherman writes in the NY Daily News.

In the Blogs
• Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas will participate in the Queens Historical Society’s Immigrant Voices Series.

• The NYPD 104th Precinct is hosting a bake sale.

Trending in New York
• #TheLastJedi
• #StandWithJemele
• First Lady
• Northern California
• Napa

Scoreboard
• The Yankees topped the Indians, 7-3 to even the ALDS at 2-2. They play the winner-take-all rubber match in Cleveland tomorrow night at 8:08 p.m.

• The Islanders (1-1-1) fell to the Blues in a shootout, 3-2.

• The Rangers (1-2-0) are taking on the Blues at home. Puck drop is 7 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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LIC BID Annual Meeting  Wed Oct 11th 5-7pm  Join us for the first Annual Meeting of the expanded LIC Business Improvement District as we report on accomplishments, discuss plans for the future, review financials, elect directors of the board, and present awards. RSVP Required.   MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, LIC
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Real Estate
• A church is Far Rockaway is going to be razed for a mixed-use building. 

• For Sale - Woodside - One family home w/ lots of potential!  Large LR, FDR, 3 BRs, hardwood floors  full finished basement, garage w/ 2 additional parking spots in yard.  Asking $777,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Sale - Flushing/Fresh Meadows – 1 family brick home in mint condition.  Everything new…too much to list!  1 car garage, private driveway, large backyard.  Asking $939,000  Campione Realty  718-326-3003

• Sold – LIC – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom home on 32nd Street for $1.42 million. Zillow.

Technology
• An easy (and maybe not entirely legal) hack will let you add more games to the SNES classic. 

• Digital detoxing is the newest vacation trend. 

Events
• Jackson Heights – Noon – Two Bangladeshi-American teenage daughters, born and raised in New York, ask President Trump to save their father from deportation. Smart Academia, 72-02 Broadway, 4th Floor.

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – PaintNight: Whimsical Pumpkins.  The Astor Room, 35-11 35th Ave.

• Astoria 7:30 p.m. – October Free Movie Night: The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  The Ditty, 35-03 Ditmars Boulevard.

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October 10th, 2017 at 4:04 pm

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by MK Vision Center in Forest Hills

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Monday, October 9

Top Stories 
• Wildfires in Northern California destroyed nearly 1,500 structures and led to the evacuation of 20,000 residents.

• A Huntington man stuck on the Long Island Sound for 17 hours after his kayak capsized was rescued.

Queens News
• An elderly woman was injured after she accidentally stepped on the gas pedal and crashed her car into a 7-Eleven.

• Two Woodside men were charged for placing skimming devices on multiple ATMS and possessing hundreds of forged credit cards.

• A Rockaway straphanger who slashed on the face aboard an A train believes the attack was a part of a gang initiation.

Subway Status 
• Jamaica Center bound J and Z trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av.

• No M trains between Myrtle-Wyckoff Av and Myrtle Av (Broadway).

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
• Flooding on I-278 eastbound at Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West right lane affected but passable.

• Disabled bus on I-278 eastbound approaching Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy Exit left lane blocked.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports
• The Yankees beat the Indians 1-0 to win Game 3 and stay alive in the playoffs. The Yankees host the Indians for Game 4 of the ALDS at 7:08 p.m.

• The Rangers (1-2-0) blanked the Canadiens, 2-0.

• The Islanders (1-1-0) host the St. Louis Blues at 1 p.m.

• The Giants (0-5) fell to the San Diego Chargers, 27-22. They lost four receivers to injuries, including Odell Beckham Jr. during the game.

• The Jets (3-2) topped the Cleveland Browns, 17-14.

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What’s On TV Tonight

• The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8PM) – Amy records Sheldon talking in his sleep and tries to convince him that he has a more laid-back side. Meanwhile, Koothrappali and Stuart compete to win the heart of Bernadette’s new co-worker.

• The Gifted (FOX, 9PM) After exerting her powers beyond their limits, Blink goes into a state of shock, forcing Caitlin and Eclipse to go on a mission to find a special serum that will help her to recover.

• The Good Doctor (ABC, 10PM) – A patient isn’t honest with his doctors, and this may cost him his chance at life-saving surgery. Meanwhile, Claire must learn how to communicate with Shaun as they race back to the hospital with a donated organ.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: White Collar Season 6 – In an attempt to secure his freedom once and for all, Neal convinces Peter to strike an ironclad deal with the FBI brass.

• Hulu: Scandal Season 1 – Everyone has a secret and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation’s elite and keeping those secrets under wraps.

• Amazon Video: Stardust – In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he’ll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Woodside/Maspeth border - Attached one family home beautifully maintained.  3 BRs, 2.5 bath, open concept kitchen and dining area with sliders to deck.  Asking $850,000  Landmark International Real Estate  718-898-8300

• For Sale – 60-54 54th Street, Maspeth  Vacant 3 family, approx. 2,352 sq/ft of living space! Ground floor has 2 BRs w/ access to backyard; 2nd floor has 2 BRs, yard access, jacuzzi; 3rd floor has 3 BRs.  Asking $1,299,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

Local Eats of the Day

• Jax Inn 
Located at 72-12 Northern Blvd.

Enjoy their Spicy Chicken Sandwich made with spicy buffalo sauce, lettuce tomatoes, melted pepper jack cheese and french fries for $11.95

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Meeting. Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St.

To give us a local event for the Newsticker, click here.

Tech Tip of the Day 
 Chrome Set Up: You can customize your Chrome browser to open any page for the homepage or startup page. Click here to learn how.

Have a tech tip to share? Contact us at queensnewsticker@queensledger.com.

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October 10th, 2017 at 4:03 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Trump Administration rolls back birth control mandate, Taxi passenger slashed during road rage incident

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Friday, October 6

Top Stories 
• The Trump administration issued two new rules that roll back birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

• New York approved in-state tuition rates for students affected by hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Queens News
• A taxi passenger was slashed in the calf during a road rage incidenton the Long Island Expressway.

• The tenants of a dormitory run by a Christian non-profit accused their landlord of harassment as they face eviction.

• The staff and customers of an Astoria bar rallied to support a popular bartender who was diagnosed with cancer.

Subway Status 
• Southbound 4 trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Mosholu Parkway.

• Some northbound A and C trains end at Chambers St.

• Northbound B and C trains are running express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 125 St.

• Some northbound D trains end at 42 St-Bryant Park.

• N Astoria-bound trains stop at DeKalb Av.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.
Weekend Service Changes

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Saturday.

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Sunday.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound between 54th Ave and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Disabled vehicle on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound ramp to Grand Central Pkwy; Whitestone Expwy left lane blocked.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy westbound between Exit 7 – LaGuardia Airport Terminals C and D only and START ROUTE Grand Central Pkwy; I-278; Exit – 29th St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Bulova Ave; I-278 and Bronx River Pkwy.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 32 – Rodney St; Ramp and Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy Exit.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 30 – Flushing Ave and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Accident on I-278 eastbound approaching Atlantic Ave left and center lanes blocked.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports
Friday
• The Yankees face the Indians in Cleveland for Game 2 of the ALDS. First pitch is at 5:08 p.m.
• The Islanders start their season in Columbus against the Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.

Saturday
• The Rangers head to Toronto to face the Maple Leafs. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders welcome the Buffalo Sabres to Barclays Center at 7 p.m.

Sunday
• The Yankees take on the Indians for Game 3 at 7:38 p.m.
• The Rangers host the Montreal Canadiens at MSG at 7 p.m.
• The Giants (0-4) look to win their first game of the season against the San Diego Chargers. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (2-2) look to build off their win against the Browns in Cleveland at 1 p.m.

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Grand Ave Fall Festival 
Sun Oct 8th 12-5pm
Rides, Games, Food, Entertainment & more!  Sponsored by the Maspeth Chamber of Commerce.  Grand Avenue from 72nd St to 69th St, Maspeth.

What’s On TV Tonight

• Once Upon A Time (ABC, 8PM) – In the Season 7 opener, Henry leaves Storybrooke and encounters a troubled Cinderella, changing the trajectory of his quest.

• Hawaii Five-O (CBS, 9PM) – McGarrett and Five-0 work with an injured police dog that is the only witness to an ambushed drug bust.

• Blue Bloods (CBS, 10PM) – Frank receives an order from the mayor to attend a parade honoring a man who served time for conspiring in an attack against the police.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: The Fosters Season 5- Stef rescues Callie from a dangerous situation.

• Hulu: Rent – Based on Jonathan Larson’s bohemian rock musical, Rent tells the story of a group of social outcasts struggling to live in the moment yet survive the realities of New York’s gritty East Village.

• Amazon Video: Rome Season 2 – After the flurry of events following the assassination of Gaius Julius Caesar, the political and personal factions of Rome are thrust into new allegiances and dire predicaments.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Maspeth – Bungalow features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, close to Grand Ave. Asking $499,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Rent – Astoria – Apartment features 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, brand new kitchen, living room, and dining area. Asking $2,600. Carollo Real Estate 718-747-7747

Local Eats of the Day

• Maspeth Pizzeria
Located at 7109 Grand Ave.

Enjoy their Grandma Thin Crust Pizza for $16.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
• Flushing – 5 p.m. – Korean American Family Service Center hosts 20th annual Silent March against Domestic Violence. 109th Precinct, 37-05 Union St.
• Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – The National perform.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl.
• Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – American Legion Post #1424 Monthly Meeting,  107-15 Metropolitan Ave.
• Howard Beach – 2017 Woodhaven Dinner Dance.  Roma View Catering, 160-05 Crossbay Blvd.
 Astoria - 7:30 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St.

Saturday
• Sunnyside – All Day Event – Sunnyside Restaurant Week. 
• Bayside – 9 a.m. – Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  Little Bay Park, 100 Totten Ave.
• LIC – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – LIC Community Carnival.  Center Blvd. btwn 54th Ave & borden Ave.
• Astoria - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Steinway Street Festival.  Steinway St. from 25th Ave to 28th Ave.
• Woodside - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Woodside on the Move Street Festival.  Woodside Ave btwn Roosevelt Ave & 65th Pl.
• Corona – 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. – World’s Fair History Tour.  Meet @ The Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
• Sunnyside – Noon to 5 p.m. – Oktoberfest & Beer Garden.  Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39th Ave.
• Ridgewood – Noon to 5 p.m. – Harvest Fest.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave.
• Maspeth - Noon to 5 p.m. – Grand Avenue Fall Festival.  Grand Ave btwn 72nd St & 69th St.
• Flushing - Noon – Jerry Drake Concert.  Flushing Library Auditorium, 41-17 Main St.
• Jackson Heights – Noon to 5 p.m. – Bootsy Collins hosts The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Block Party. Travers Park, 78th St. and 34th Ave.
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – Chita Rivers & Tommy Tune “Two for the road”.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.
• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Queensboro Symphony Orchestra.  Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parson Blvd.
• Astoria - 7:30 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St.
• Elmhurst – 8 p.m. to Midnight – Italian Night.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.

Sunday
• Astoria - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Steinway Street Festival.  Steinway St. from 25th Ave to 28th Ave.
• Corona – 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. – World’s Fair History Tour.  Meet @ The Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
• Ridgewood – Noon to 5 p.m. – Harvest Fest.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave.
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – Chita Rivers & Tommy Tune “Two for the road”.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.
• Astoria - 5 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival. The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
• Best Printers: Are you looking into a new printer? Click here to view a list of the best printers so far in 2017.

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Written by QTadmin

October 6th, 2017 at 4:10 pm

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