Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Queens residents call out Mayor for massive sewage spill, Drunk driver plays bumper cars with police fleet.

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Tuesday, December 3

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 39 degrees.

Top Stories
• The FBI will look into FaceApp, which it labels a potential counterintelligence threat, and asses if it was used by Russia to interfere with elections.

• A statue of Rosa Parks was unveiled in Montgomery, Alabama, marking the 64th anniversary of the civil rights pioneer’s arrest for refusing to give up her bus seat.

• The U.S. aimed several protectionist trade actions toward longtime allies, including Brazil and Argentina.

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Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Snowflake & Tree Lighting  Tues Dec 3rd 6pm  Featuring the Sunnyside Drum Corps!  Joe Sabba Park, 50th Street & Queens Blvd, Sunnyside
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Queens News
• Residents in South Ozone Park blast Mayor De Balsio’s response to a clogged sewer main that flooded more than 80 basements.

• A drunk driver in Maspeth was arrested after turning an NYPD fleet into a gameof bumper cars.

• The relatives of a convicted murderer insulted his victim during a sentencing hearing.

Politics
• The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments in a major Second Amendment case which questions a NYC gun transport law.

• Donald Trump’s campaign asserted it will no longer give press credentials to Bloomberg reporters for campaign events citing “coverage biases.”

Entertainment
• Robert De Niro is defending Anna Paquin’s seven-word role as his daughter in “The Irishman.”

• Musician Questlove will make his directorial debut with a documentary about the historical Harlem Cultural Festival.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971 The Montreaux Casino caught fire and burned during a show by Frank Zappa And The Mothers of Invention.  It was later immortalized by Deep Purple’s1973 hit, “Smoke on the Water“.

• In 1980 movie actress Jenna Dewan is born in Hartford, CT.  Before her acting, she was a back up dancer for such groups as NSYNC and Pink.

Opinion
• Rolling Stone ponders why Spotify’s new tool Marquee toes the line between advertising and pay-for-play.

• A Slate writer discusses how AI (artificial intelligence) could change the waypeople experience religion.

In the Blogs
• The “All Misfits Welcome Here’ winter market takes place in Court Square this weekend.

• There are plenty of tree lightings around Queens to get you in the holiday spirit this year.

Trending in New York
• #blackwidowtrailer
• #GivingTuesday2019
• #TuesdayThoughts
• #ROCtheDay
• #TuesdayMotivation

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (13-10-3) fell to the Vegas Golden Knights, 1 to 4.

• The Islanders (18-5-2) crushed the Detroit Red Wings, 4 to 0.

• The Knicks (4-17) lost to the Milwaukee Bucks, 88 to 132.

• The Islanders head to Montreal to take on the Canadiens at 7 p.m.

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Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Blood Drive  Wed Dec 4th 7am-7pm  Your donation will help to save up to THREE lives!  Our community hospitals need your help. Please share this life saving gift.  Call 718-925-6600 for more info.  102-01 66th Road – 8th Flr, Forest Hills
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a four-story school building on Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst.

• For Sale – Whitestone – Ranch style corner property home offers 3 BRs, 2 full bath, FDR, LR, EIK w/ SS appliances, full famished basement w/ separate entrance.  $899,000. Carollo Real Estate. 718-747-7747 

• For Sale – 52-36 62nd Street, Maspeth – Detached one family in Maspeth Plateau features 3 BRs, 2 bath, fully finished basement, modern kitchen, pvt yard, detached garage.  $899,000. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• Sold – LIC – A six-bedroom, six-bathroom, 2,646 square-foot home at 3710 23rd Ave. for $1,700,000. Zillow.

Technology
• IKEA has been working to redesign simulated Mars habitats with Earth-based research facility, Fast Company.

• Scientists have found that endangered coral reefs could be potentially be savedwith the use of sounds from healthy reefs.

Events
Jamaica – 3:30 p.m. – Swearing in of Judge Phil Hom to NY Supreme Court. Queens Civil Court Courtroom 101, 89-17 Sutphin Blvd.

Sunnyside – 6 p.m. – Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Snowflake & Tree Lighting.  Joe Sabba Park, 50th Street & Queens Blvd.

LIC – 6 p.m. – LIC Lights Up! A Holiday Celebration of Lights.  Hunters Point Community Park, 48th Avenue & Vernon Blvd.

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December 3rd, 2019 at 1:55 pm

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Morning Buzz: Raw sewage floods South Ozone Park basements, Off-duty firefighter charged with drunk driving

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Monday, December 2
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow operations.
Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Rain mixed in with some snow in the afternoon. High of 42 degrees.

Top Stories
• A deadly winter storm hit the northeast, cancelling hundreds of flights and delaying travelers heading home. New York could see three inches of snow.

• New York’s Public Campaign Financing Commission released its final report, setting up a possible vote by state lawmakers.

Shelley Morrison, who played Rosario on “Will & Grace,” has passed away at age 83.

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Winter Lights Festival Mon Dec 2nd Santa Claus! Raffles! Entertainment! Donations to food pantries! TWO LOCATIONS! 43rd Ave. & 44th St. @ 5pm; Skillman Ave. & 48th St. @ 6pm., Sunnyside.
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Queens News
• A raw sewage spill has left hundreds of basements flooded in South Ozone Park, frustrating residents.

• An off-duty FDNY firefighter was charged with drunk driving after he was found sleeping in his car on the side of the Belt Parkway.

• A bank robber trying to escape police fell from an elevated subway platform in Astoria.

Politics
• The White House will not participate in the House Judiciary Committee’s first impeachment hearing.

• On his first day on the job, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea preached prevention, professionalism and respect for officers.

Entertainment
• NBC responded to claims of a toxic workplace at “America’s Got Talent” and say they’re now working with Gabrielle Union.

Weekend Box Office
Frozen II: $85 million
Knives Out: $27 million
Ford v Ferrari: $13 million
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: $11.8 million
Queen & Slim: $11.7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1972, this song by The Temptations gave the Motown group their fourth US #1 song.

• In 1983, football player Aaron Rodgers is born in Chico, CA. In 2011, he led the Green Bay Packers to victory in Super Bowl XLV.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the NYPD is relaxing its body camera policy, but doesn’ttake it far enough.

• Gavin Newsham writes in the Post that a move to ban kids from playing tackle football is based on fear, not facts.

In the Blogs
• Assemblyman David Weprin is teaming up with a local middle school for a holiday toy drive.

• You can tour six historic Flushing landmarks next weekend as part of #HollyTour2019.

Trending in New York
#WorldAIDSDay
#Watchmen
#90DayFiance
#MrRobot
Shelley Morrison

Scoreboard
• The Giants (2-10) were routed by the Green Bay Packers, 31-13.

• The Jets (4-8) fell to the previously winless Cincinnati Bengals, 22-6

• The Knicks (4-16) lost to the Boston Celtics, 113-104. They head to Milwaukee to face the Bucks at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (10-10) dropped a close game to the Miami Heat, 109-106.

• The Rangers (13-9-3) host the Vegas Golden Knights at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (17-5-2) visit the Detroit Red Wings. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

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Stefani Forever Foundation Fund Raising Event Tues Dec 3rd 7-9:30pm Live music, raffles, appetizers & drinks. RSVP via text 718-309-9133. West Side Tennis Club, 1 Tennis Pl., Forest Hills.
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Real Estate
• Alma Realty has nabbed $107 million in refinancing for a trio of apartment buildings in Far Rockaway.

• For Sale - 69-21 Fleet Street, Forest Hills – Detached brick w/ 4/5 BRs, separate 2 car garage, EIK, FDR wood burning fireplace, finished basement, nice backyard. $1.699M.  Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303 

• For Sale - 60-43 77th Place, Middle Village – Renovated two family brick has open modern kitchen , new full bath.  1st flr has LR, and FDR.  2nd flr is a 1 BR apt w/ modern kitchen.  Large covered terrace plus extra attic storage.  $878,000. Lou Pastorini  917-797-7567 

• Sold – St. Albans – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,274-square-foot house at 115-54 200th Street for $475,000. Zillow.

Events
Woodside - 3 to 5 p.m. – Classic Movie Mondays: “Marty” (1955). Sunnyside Plays, 43-09 48th Ave.

 Sunnyside – 5 p.m. – Winter Lights Festival. 43rd Ave. & 44th St.

Sunnyside – 6 p.m. – Winter Lights Festival. Skillman Ave. & 48th St.

Maspeth - 6:30 p.m. – Friends of the Maspeth Library Group Meeting. 69-70 Grand Ave.

Queens Village – 9 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attends Queens County Democratic Party’s holiday party. Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd.

 

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December 2nd, 2019 at 9:07 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Zara Realty

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Friday, November 29

Weather
• Partly cloudy and milder winds. High of 46 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Ronald McDonald balloon had to be removed from the Thanksgiving Parade early due to partial deflation and a rogue Nutcracker balloon pummeled a parade marcher to the ground.

• Nearly 40 people were killed in Iraq, on one of the bloodiest days of anti-government protests.

• President Trump made an unannounced visit to the troops in Afghanistan, declaring he reopened peace talks with the Taliban.

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Myrtle Avenue BID Holiday Celebration  Sat Nov 30th 12-3pm  Live Holiday Music, Holiday Lights and Holiday Savings!  Many stores open late. Free candy canes (while supplies last).   71st Avenue Plaza, just off Forest & Myrtle Avenues, Ridgewood
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Queens News
• Police are looking for two men who robbed a Walgreens at gunpoint in LIC.

• Shoppers are already lining up outside of JCPenny at the Queens Center Mallfor Black Friday Deals.

• Jackson Heights native Lucy Liu first started making art as a teenager in Queens. Now, she has taken her art to new levels.

Politics
• NPR gives us the real story of why we celebrate Thanksgiving on the third Thursday in November.

• The Bloomberg campaign swiped a top staffer from opponent Kamala Harris.

Entertainment
• Social media platform TikTok lifted its ban on a U.S. teen who shared a viral video criticizing China.

• Jennifer Aniston hosted her annual Friendsgiving feast, and she made a special dish just for Jimmy Kimmel.

Buzzing Back

• In 2001 George Harrison, lead guitarist for The Beatles, dies.

• In 1976 movie & TV actress Anna Faris is born in Baltimore, MD.  In 2013, she landed the lead role in this CBS comedy.

Opinion
• TIME discusses the extinction of the small American farmer.

• Do Democrats have a better alternative to impeachment? CNN says they do.

In the Blogs
• What are Astoria residents most thankful for? We Heart Astoria is letting you know.

• A beloved natural food store in LIC will close next month over an dispute with its landlord who wants to raise rent.

Trending in New York
• #NCT127TODAY
• #BlackFriday2019
• #SummertimeShootout3
• #IfWomenWereMenForADay
• Unai Emery

Scoreboard
NFL THANKSGIVING LINEUP:

  The Bears (6-6) beat out the Detroit Lions (3-8-1), 24 to 20.

The Buffalo Bills (9-3) topped the Dallas Cowboys (6-6), 26 to 15.
The Atlanta Falcons (3-9) fell to the New Orleans Saints (10-2), 26 to 18.

• Giants end Zak DeOssie’s career by putting him on injury reserve.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (4-14) host the Philadelphia 76ers at 7:30 p.m.
• The Nets (9-9) host the Boston Celtics at 12 p.m.
• The Rangers (12-9-2) take on the Boston Bruins at 1 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers cross the bridge into Jersey to face the Devils at 1 p.m.
• The Islanders (16-5-2) come up against the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Knicks host the Boston Celtics at 3:30 p.m.
• The Nets take on the Miami Heat at 3 p.m.
• The Giants (2-9) face the Green Bay Packers at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (4-7) head to Cincinnati to play the Bengals at 1 p.m.

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Christmas Market and Concert  Sun Dec 1st  12-5pm  Preview Christmas decorations, purchase stocking stuffers and enjoy the seasonal sounds of Eden Lane Trio.  Free…Donations appreciated.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue, Ridgewood
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Real Estate
• A map of the best holiday displays in NYC this year, featuring “Santa’s Corner” in Clearview.

• For Sale - 68-28 65th Street, Glendale – Renovated 2 family near all shopping, transportation and nightlife.  6 BRs, 3 bath total. Renovated kitchen w/ SS appliances, hardwood floors, plenty of closet space. Finished basement w. huge office, full bath & extra storage space. 1 car garage.  $1.199M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• For Sale – Flushing – Tudor style home w/ 1 BR, large LR w/fireplace, FDR, EIK w/ SS appliances & office space on 1st flr. 2nd flr has 3 BRs, 1 full bath.  3rd level features a stand-up attic w/ 1/2 bath.  $1.33M. Carollo Real Estate. 718-747-7747 

• Sold – Glendale – A four-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,305 square-foot home at 7812 75th St. for $649,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• A Queens food truck, specializing in Tijuana-style tacos, got a rare review from a New York Times food critic.

• We Heart Astoria’s list of restaurants with cozy, enclosed or heated up patios to stay warm in this winter.

Restaurant ABC’s – Hunters Point
Grade A – Zoe’s Place, 3879 10th St. Cold food item held above 41º F, Thawing procedures improper, Accurate thermometer not provided.
Grade B – Sushi X, 4715 Northern Blvd. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored
Grade C – Friendly Restaurant, 1205 40th St. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F,  Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Evidence of mice, Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container, Facility not vermin proof,  Mechanical or natural ventilation system not provided.

Events
Bayside - 11 a.m. to Noon – Black Friday Hike: The Alley Giant.  Alley Pond Park Adventure Center, 2161 Cloverdale Blvd.

Astoria – Noon – Family Matinee: Toy Story 4.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue

Rego Park – 7 to 9 p.m. – Adult Paint & Sip: Lucky Elephant.  La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.

Astoria – 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. – Black Friday Black Light Party.  Katch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Avenue

Saturday
Astoria – Noon to 3 p.m. – Santa at Steinway Holiday Market.  Steinway Street Municipal Pkg Lot #2, Broadway & 31st Avenue
Ridgewood – Noon to 3 p.m. – Myrtle Ave BID Holiday Celebration.  71st Ave Plaza off Forest & Myrtle Avenues
Astoria - Noon to 5 p.m. – Q.E.D.’s Anual Holiday Craft Bazaar.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave
LIC - Noon to 7 p.m. – Queens Craft Brigade x Fifth Hammer Brewing Market. 1028 46th Avenue
Astoria - 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Historic New York: The Hell Gate Waterway.  Astoria Park Pkg Lot, 19th Street & Hoyt Avenue
Flushing – 3 p.m. – Remembering Yang Song. 135-32 40th Rd.
Glendale – 6 to 8 p.m. – Annual Tree Lighting Celebration.  The Shops @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Ave.
Glendale – 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.  Karaoke Night.  The Avenue, 71-22 Myrtle Avenue
Rego Park - 7 to 10 p.m.  Mustache Bash Fundriser. Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

Sunday
Glendale - 8 a.m. to Noon – Kiwanis Club of Glendale Pancake Breakfast $7.  St. Pancras Pfeifer Hall, 68-02 Myrtle Avenue
Corona – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – The World’s Fair Adventure Quest.  Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Ridgewood - Noon to 5 p.m. – Christmas Market & Concert.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue
Jamaica – 3 to 4:15 p.m. – Sunday Concerts presents “GroundStone” playing classic hits of doowop, Motown and soul eras of the 50s-70s.  Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Woodside – 6 p.m. – Woodside Annual Tree Lighting.  Sgt Collins Park, Broadway & 59th Street

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December 2nd, 2019 at 9:05 am

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Morning Buzz: Airport workers stage die-in protest at JFK, Dog sitter caught stealing on camera

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Wednesday, November 27

Weather
• Cloudy in the morning and showers in the afternoon. High of 56 degrees.

Top Stories
• The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled its first impeachment hearing, and invited Trump to attend in person.

• A winter storm cutting across the country is causing travel delays and headaches ahead of Thanksgiving.

• The New York City Council voted to ban flavored e-cigarettes and approved new regulations on parking placards.

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Let’s Celebrate! Let us create a one-of-a-kind design with our freshest flowers or a cornucopia for a traditional Thanksgiving table. Grand Florist, 65-37 Grand Ave., Maspeth. 718-326-1090.
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Queens News
• Airport caterers staged a die-in and protest at JFK Airport over airline wagesand benefits.

• A dog sitter was caught on camera stealing from her client’s home in Long Island City.

• Some Long Island City residents are urging Governor Cuomo to support a challenger to Senator Mike Gianaris.

Politics
• Mayor Pete Buttigieg has leapfrogged Senator Elizabeth Warren in the latestDemocratic primary poll.

• City Council Speaker Corey Johnson scolded Mayor de Blasio for his commentson Mike Bloomberg.

Entertainment
• A revival of “The Proud Family” is reportedly coming to Disney+ in 2020.

• Elizabeth Banks will direct and star in the Universal horror movie “Invisible Woman.”

Buzzing Back

• In 1989, Stevie Wonder joins Paul McCartney on stage in Los Angeles to debut their 1982 duet.

• In 1942, Jimi Hendrix is born in Seattle. He joined the Army in 1959, but was honorably discharged in 1961 after an injury exempted him from duty.

Opinion
• The Wall Street Journal says if Bloomberg LP can’t cover both parties equally, they shouldn’t cover the election at all.

• The Post says cynical insiders exploited the state’s campaign reformcommission.

In the Blogs
Frank M. Charles Memorial Park in Howard Beach recently completed a much-needed renovation.

• The Queens Botanical Garden has a new board member from Con Edison.

Trending in New York
Duke
Abel
Godfrey Gao
#EpicCelebrityCageMatch
Goldlink

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (4-13) head to Toronto to face the Raptors at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (9-8) visit the Boston Celtics for a 7 p.m. matchup.

• The Rangers (11-9-2) host the Carolina Hurricanes at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (16-4-2) travel to Los Angeles to play the Kings. Puck drops at 10 p.m.

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Annual Tree Lighting Celebration Sat Nov 30th 6-8pm Experience the magic of the season and join us for our tree lighting celebration. Holiday music, face painters, strolling entertainment and lot of fun! A special visit from Santa for the kids. The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale.
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Real Estate
• New York City has seen a decline in eviction proceedings since the passage of New York’s rent laws.

• For Sale – 60-43 77th Place, Middle Village – Renovated 2 family brick includes open modern kitchen, full bath, LR, FDR, covered terrace, finished basement w/ storage.  1 BR apt upstairs w/ modern kitchen.  $878,000. Lou Pastorini. 917-797-7567

• For Rent – Glendale – Beautiful 2 BR apt features open concept w/ large LR, EIK w/dishwasher, dining area, full bath, den/family room. Apt includes washer/dryer, yard access and 1 garage pkg space. Water is included.  $3,000/month. Carollo Rentals 71-366-6636  ID # 136267

• Sold – Auburndale – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, single-family house at 46-522 Utopia Parkway for $940,000. Zillow.

Business News
SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan has resigned, marking the end of a tumultuous year.

• AC Moore is going out of business and will close 145 of its arts-and-crafts stores.

Events
Middle Village – 9 a.m. – Middle Village Thanksgiving Day Parade. PS/IS 87, 67-54 80th St.

Astoria – 5:30 p.m. – Thanksgiving Dinner. Church of the Redeemer, 30-14 Crescent St.

Glendale – 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. – Pre-Thanksgiving Party. Yerman’s Irish Pub, 70-26 88th St.

Rego Park – 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. – Thanksgiving Eve Party. Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

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November 27th, 2019 at 9:19 am

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Morning Buzz: Holiday market comes to the Queens Museum, Corona mother recounts terror of the attempted abduction of her child

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Tuesday, November 26

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 58 degrees.

Top Stories
• Governor Cuomo and National Grid announced an agreement that will restore gas service to customers.

• The correction officers accused of slacking off the night Jeffrey Epstein died will face a two week trial starting in April.

• Workers at Amazon’s Staten Island packing facility held a rally over high injury rates on the job.

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Thanksgiving Dinner  Wed Nov 27th 5:30pm  Come & join the Redeemer Family!  Everyone is welcome.  Church of the Redeemer, 30-14 Crescent Street, Astoria
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Queens News
• A Queens mother came face-to-face with a stranger who tried to abduct her baby from her hands in Corona.

• An elementary school in Alley Pond will get a 440-seat expansion for the 2022-2023 school year.

• The Queens Night Market will host its winter holiday market at the Queens Museum.

Politics
• The Supreme Court rejected Adnan Syed’s bid for a new trial based on information uncovered by the podcast “Serial.’

• The impeachment inquiry report will be sent to the judiciary committee for review in early December- and other updates.

Entertainment
• For its 20th anniversary, Zappos is offering an exclusive collection of holiday sweater-themed UGGs.

• Fox Sports already sold out of available commercial time for the upcoming Super Bowl LIV.

Buzzing Back

• In 1941 FDR establishes modern Thanksgiving holiday.

• In 1975 music producer DJ Khaled is born in New Orleans, LA.  In 2012, he received a Grammy nomination for this song.

Opinion
• Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday coming up this week, the Times discusses all things ‘emotional eating.’

• The Daily News published an editorial on NY’s Public Campaign Finance Commission.

In the Blogs
• A woman won $3,000 by finishing 10 burgers in 10 minutes at an Astoria restaurant.

• Residents met to discuss and give their input on how the LIC waterfront should be developed.

Trending in New York
Lamar Jackson
Ravens
Melo
#TellTheTruthMSNBC
• Pete Buttigieg Is a Lying MF

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (11-9-2) beat the Minnesota Wild, 3-2.

• The Islanders (16-4-2) were blown away by the Anaheim Ducks, 3-0.

• The Nets (9-8) just beat out the Cleveland Cavaliers, 108-106.

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Queens Craft Brigade x Fifth Hammer Brewing  Sun Dec 1st 12-7pm  A day of independent shopping at an independent brewery!  Featuring vendors exclusively from Queens plus a rotating lineup of local food vendors.  Dog and family friendly!   Fifth Hammer Brewing Company, 10-28 46th Ave, LIC
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Real Estate
• Rents in NYC rose at the fastest pace in four years, but in Queens, home price growth continues to slow.

• For Sale – 68-03 Garfield Avenue, Woodside – Corner brick two family home features 4 BRS, 2 bath, hardwood floors, parking for up to 3 vehicles on large 27×100 lot.  $1.1M. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• For Rent – Whitestone – 1 BR, 1 bath apt for rent in pvt home features LR, DR, EIK.  Convenient location, near shopping & transit. $1,950/month. ML #1362774.Carollo Rentals 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Elmhurst – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,200 square-foot multi-family home at 24-23 78th St. for $800,000. Zillow.

Technology
• World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee released a bill of rights and obligations to be followed on the internet.

• Uber was denied license renewal in London once again due to safety risks posed to passengers.

Events
LIC – 10 a.m. – Hunger Free America releases annual survey on demand at soup kitchens. Hour Children Food Pantry, 36-49 11th Street

• Jamaica – 10 a.m – Transitional Services New York breaks ground on new facility. 161-01 89th Ave.

• Jamaica – 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. – JFKIAT donates 100 turkeys. Bethany Baptist Church, 157-11 111th Ave.

• Holliswood - 11 a.m. – State Senator John Liu tours school campus. Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva High School for girls, 86-86 Palo Alto St.

• Whitestone – 12:30 p.m. – Liu presents certificates to seniors at Thanksgiving luncheon. Clearview Assistance Program, 163-59 17th Ave.

• Flushing – 12:45 p.m. – Ron Kim’s 2019 Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Jamaica – 3 p.m. – Sutphin BID annual Thanksgiving outreach. Grace Church Soup Kitchen, 155-24 90th Ave.

JFK – 3:30 p.m. – Airline Food Workers Thanksgiving Rally for Healthcare. American Airlines Terminal 8, 1 Central Terminal Area.

• Flushing – 7 p.m – Liu attends tree-lighting ceremony. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

Sunnyside - 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Sunnyside Shines BID Annual Holiday Lighting. Greenpoint Ave & 44th St.

• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Liu speaks at community council meeting. 107th Precinct, 71-01 Parsons Blvd.

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November 26th, 2019 at 9:12 am

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Morning Buzz: NYPD sergeant slashed in road rage attack, Subway surfer plunges to death

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Monday, November 25

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 51 degrees.

Top Stories
• Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired the Navy Secretary over his handling of a SEAL discipline case.

• Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade may be in jeopardy due to strong windsexpected on Thursday.

• A Reddit user threatened to bomb Times Square, sparking an investigation by local, state and federal authorities.

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Classic Movie Monday: “Paris When It Sizzles” Mon Nov 25th 3-5pm
Sponsored by Sunnyside Shines. Queens Library, 43-06 Greenpoint Ave.
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Queens News
• An off-duty NYPD sergeant was robbed and slashed in the face during a road rage attack in Woodside.

• A subway surfer plunged to his death after climbing a train at Queensboro Plaza.

• Resorts World Casino hosted its seventh annual WinterCon over the weekend.

Politics
• Michael Bloomberg has officially jumped into the Democratic field for president.

• Joe Biden supporters say he’s struggling in Iowa because of a lack of enthusiasm and a spotty campaign operation.

Entertainment
• Taylor Swift was named “Artist of the Decade” at the American Music Awards. Here’s the full list of winners.

Weekend Box Office
Frozen II: $127 million
Ford v Ferrari: $16 million
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: $13.5 million
21 Bridges: $9.3 million
Midway: $4.7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1965, Harrods department store in London closed their doors to the public so The Beatles could do their Christmas shopping.

• In 1986, actress Katie Cassidy is born in Los Angeles. She is the daughter of this famous “Partridge” son.

Opinion
• The Times says Trump’s type of bribery scheme is what the founders warned usabout.

• The Post says de Blasio’s claims of school “success” is the result of lowering standards.

In the Blogs
• Assemblyman Ed Braunstein is hosting his 9th annual holiday gift drive this season.

• Don’t miss the tree lighting celebration at The Shops at Atlas Park on November 30.

Trending in New York
#AMAs
#SurvivorSeries
#WatchmenHBO
#Married2Men
Ozzy

Scoreboard
• The Nets (8-8) topped the Knicks (4-13) at MSG, 103-101. The Nets head to Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers at 7 p.m.

• The Giants (2-9) lost to the Chicago Bears, 19-14.

• The Jets (4-7) crushed the Oakland Raiders, 34-3.

• The Rangers (10-9-2) host the Minnesota Wild at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (16-3-2) visit the Anaheim Ducks at 10 p.m.

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QED’s Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar Sat Nov 30th 12-5pm Celebrate this Small Business Saturday and kick off your holiday shopping season with locally-crated gifts from 25 of the neighborhood’s foremost creative makers. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria.
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Real Estate
• The Chetrit Group landed $200 million in construction refinancing for a multi-family redevelopment in Jamaica.

• For Sale - 68-28 65th Street, Glendale – Renovated two family close to everything.  Each floor is a 3 BR/1 bath unit w/ hardwood floors, kitchen w/SS appliances, plenty of closets, finished basement w/ office space, full bath. Separate entrance to massive backyard, pvt driveway, 1 car garage.  $1.199M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Sale - Middle Village – Semi detached two family home offers 6 rooms w/ 3 BRs over 6 rooms w/ 3 BRS, full finished basement, 2 car garage, pvt yard, zoned for PS 49.  $1.299M  Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• Sold – East Elmhurst – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,200-square-foot house at 24-23 78th Street for $800,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday afternoon, 27-year-old police officer Carlos Marin was arrested within the confines of the 115th Precinct. He was charged with strangulation and assault.

Events
LIC – Noon – Grassroots groups call for stop to Sunnyside Yard development. Skillman Ave. and 33rd St.

Sunnyside – 3 to 5 p.m. – Classic Movie Monday: “Paris When it Sizzles”.Queens Library, 43-06 Greenpoint Ave.

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Friday, November 22

Weather
• Mostly cloudy, with showers in the afternoon. High of 57 degrees.

Top Stories
• Two critical witnesses testified in the last scheduled public impeachment hearings. Here is the update.

• Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced indictment in multiplecorruption cases.

• Smugglers cut a massive hole in a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall and drove a truck through it.

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GingerBread Lane 2019 Workshop  Nov 23rd – Dec 30th  Visitors can make their own gingerbread houses or trains in this popular workshop!  Each participant receives a kit with all the materials needed. For 4 y/o & up.  Tickets    NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
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Queens News
• A woman was hit by a Q65 bus and rushed to the hospital in serious condition.

• Upcoming cash bail reforms have caused a divide between the current and incoming Queens DA’s.

• 40 runners braved the cold and completed Queens College’s annual Fall Fun Run Turkey Trot.

Politics
• Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially filed paperwork with the FEC to run for U.S. president.

• White House Republicans met to discuss a strategy for limiting the ongoing impeachment trial to two weeks.

Entertainment
• Bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark’s new book, “Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry,” deals with the #MeToo movement.

• Rapper A$AP Rocky keeps coming up in impeachment hearings this week, here’s why.

Buzzing Back

• In 1997 Michael Hutchence, the 37-year-old lead singer of INXS, was found dead in his hotel room. Since his death, his family has set up a support group to help troubled teens.

• In 1984 movie actress Scarlett Johansson is born in NYC.  In 2012 she was cast as this character in the Marvel movie series.

Opinion
• A Daily News writer ponders the question: Are teachers misusing homework?

• Slate discusses the factors that the e-cigarette bans are getting wrong.

In the Blogs
• Flushing’s annual HollyTour opens soon, featuring six historic Queens homes, as well as activities and performances.

• The New York Hall of Science’s GingerBread Lane display is back this Saturday.

Trending in New York
#CyberTruck
#FridayFeeling
#FridayThoughts
#FridayMotivation
PARTYNEXTDOOR

Scoreboard
• The Indianapolis Cults (6-5) fell to the Houston Texans (7-4) 17 to 20 in Thursday night football.

• The Islanders (16-3-1) beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4 to 3.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Nets (6-8) play the Sacramento Kings at Barclay’s Center, 7:30 p.m.
• The Rangers (9-8-2) are up against the Ottawa Senators at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Knicks (4-11) host the San Diego Spurs at 7:30 p.m.
• The Islanders head to San Jose to play the Sharks at 10:30 p.m.
• The Rangers are off to Montreal to face the Canadiens at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Jets (3-7) host the Oakland Raiders at 1 p.m.
• The Giants (2-8) take on the Chicago Bears at 1 p.m.
• The Nets and Knicks face off 6 p.m. at MSG.

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Photos with Santa  Nov 22nd – Dec 24th  Santa will be available for photos and visits at this holiday home, located next to the Queens Library.  Click here for Santa’s schedule. The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale.
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Real Estate
• A&E Real Estate purchased hundreds of Queens apartments in what may be the largest acquisition of rent-stabilized buildings since the new rent law passed.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Nov 24th 1:30-3pm. 84-44 116th Street Kew Gardens –  Detached frame house w/ 4 BRs, 1.5 bath, separate 1 car garage, basement w/ laundry, attic storage space. New front casement windows.  Great location – close to all.  $825,000. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Nov 24th 1-2:30pm. 76-22 57th Road, Middle Village – One family on large 30×100 s/f lot offers 2 BRs, 1 bath, beautiful back yard with deck.  $749,000 O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Whitestone – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000 square foot apartment at 16801 12th Ave. for $329,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• We Heart Astoria put together a list of five Thanksgiving-approved drinks you can indulge in around the neighborhood this holiday.

• Eater NY published a guide on where and what to eat at JFK Airport.

Restaurant ABC’s – Forest Hills 
Grade A – Thai Pot, 10307 Queens Blvd., Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container in food preparation area, Food contact surface not properly washed, Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Queens Bully, 11330 Queens Blvd., Food not cooled by an approved method, Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present, Facility not vermin proof, Pesticide use not in accordance with label, Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.
Grade C – Desert Rain Lounge, 10729 Metropolitan Ave., Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Evidence of rats, Harmful, noxious gas or vapor detected, Facility not vermin proof.

Events
Flushing – 10:30 a.m. – Councilman Koo delivers more than 500 turkeys.  CPC Nan Shan Senior Center, 133-14 41st Ave.

Elmhurst – 11 a.m. – Groundbreaking hospital’s emergency department.  NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, 79-01 Broadway.

Ridgewood – Noon to 4 p.m. – Community Appreciation Day.  Maspeth Federal Savings, 66-60 Fresh Pond Road

•  Middle Village – 6 p.m. – Vigil for Talasia Cuffie.  Baisley Houses Basketball Court, Foch Boulevard & Guy Brewer Boulevard.

Middle Village – 6:30 p.m. – Supermarket Blitz.  St Margaret Catholic Academy, 66-10 80th Street

Rego Park – 7 to 9 p.m. – Adult Paint & Sip: Fireflies.  La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.

Flushing – 8 p.m. – Gustavo Cassenave Quartet: A South American Jazz Tale.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Saturday
Ridgewood – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family Fun Day.  Maspeth Federal Savings, 66-60 Fresh Pond Road
Ridgewood - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Ridgewood Kiwanis Wine & Cheese Art Gallery Display.  Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, 59-03 Summerfield Street
Bayside - Noon to 3 p.m. – Decorate the Castle.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
Flushing - 12:30 p.m. – Hot Club: Jazz Listening Session led by Ben Young.  Flushing town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Elmhurst - 8 p.m. – The Boy Band Project.  The Lexington Center, 25-26 75th Street
Bayside – 8 p.m. – A performance of “Gypsy”.  Theater by the Bay, 1300 209th Street
Rego Park -10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.- Black Ice performs.  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

Sunday
Flushing – 11a.m. to 1p.m. OR 2 to 4 p.m. – Floral Design: Holiday Centerpieces.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
Astoria – 2 p.m. – Sesame Street: “Lost and Found”.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Bayside – 3 p.m. –  A performance of “Gypsy”.  Theater by the Bay, 1300 209th Street
Glendale – 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. – Karaoke Night.  The Avenue Bar & Restaurant, 71-22 Myrtle Avenue

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Thursday, November 21

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 52 degrees.

Top Stories
• After Gordon Sondland’s damning testimony, a Pentagon official undercut another key GOP defense at yesterday’s impeachment hearings.

• With no clear frontrunner among the Democratic presidential candidates, they resisted they urge to attack in last night’s debate.

• One of the Manhattan prison guards arrested in connection with Jeffrey Epstein’s death is willing to dish on the pedophile’s suicide.

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Decorate the Castle for the Holidays  Sat Nov 23rd   12-3pm  We’re decking the halls, trimming the tree and welcoming volunteers who’d like to lend a hand. Register here. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave, Bayside
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Queens News
• Mayor Bill de Blasio called disgraced ex-pol Hiram Monserrate a “vampire” when asked about his recently announced comeback campaign for Assembly.

• One year after the Amazon deal fell through, here’s a look at how Long Island City has fared without the tech giant.

• A computer issue stranded British Airways passengers at JFK Airport last night.

Politics
• Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, who represents parts of Queens and Brooklyn, became the first female chair of the House Oversight Committee.

• Two current office holders in northeast Queens will face challengers in next year’s elections.

Entertainment
• A 70s-era stripper who went by the name of “Tanqueray” is stealing the spotlight on the already-popular Humans of New York blog.

• The new movie Ford v. Ferrari plays fast and loose with the facts, but some of its most unbelievable details are 100 percent true.

Buzzing Back

• In 1980, millions tune in to find out who shot J.R.

• In 2000, actress Isabel May is born in Santa Monica, California. She plays Veronica Duncan, Georgie’s love interest on this show.

Opinion
• The Queens Ledger writes that Mayor Bill de Blasio has no business criticizing Michael Bloomberg for his policing policies while mayor of NYC.

• A south Queens state senator writes in the Leader-Observer that the state is losing tens of millions of dollars by refusing to adopt mobile sports betting.

In the Blogs
• Sick of this s***! Middle Village has the most dog poop complaints of any neighborhood in the city, according to a new study.

• Councilman Eric Ulrich is looking for volunteers to help with his 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner in Ozone Park next week.

Trending in New York
#DemDebate
Clippers
Joe Biden
Tinashe
Steyer

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (4-11) fell to the 76ers, 109-104.

• The nets (6-8) topped the Hornets, 101-91.

• The Rangers (9-8-2) downed the Capitals, 4-1.

• St. John’s (4-1) rolled past Columbia, 82-63.

• The Islanders (15-3-1) host the Penguins in Brooklyn. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• Indianapolis (6-4) and Houston (6-4) meet in a big Thursday Night Football matchup at 8:20 p.m. The Texans are 3.5-point favorites.

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The Boy Band Project  Sat Nov 23rd 8pm An interactive boy band cover group with talent that is off the charts, these boys will make you want to get up and dance! Tickets The Lexington Center, 25-26 75th Street, Elmhurst
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Real Estate
• A Trump critic is trying to raise enough money to buy his childhood home in Jamaica Estates just to tear it down.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Nov 23rd 1-3pm. 97-09 110th Street, Richmond Hill – One family offers 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, modern kitchen, porch, yard, semi-finished basement. $589,000 Owner will listen to all offers! Pirillo Realty 718-418-9500

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Nov 23rd 1-3pm. 88-68 62nd Drive, Rego Park - One family brick Tudor offers a  2 car garage, FDR, 3 BRS, 1 bath, finished basement, pvt backyard w/ patio. $888,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 900-square-foot apartment at 34-30 78th Street in Jackson Heights for $440,000.

Style & Fashion
• Emily Ratajkowski designed a new skirt suit that is decidedly NSFW and it’s flying off the shelves.

Friends may or may not be returning, but Vogue says Jennifer Aniston’s chic 90’s style is worth revisiting.

Events
Ridgewood – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Small Business Day. Maspeth Federal Savings, 66-60 Fresh Pond Rd.

• Jackson Heights – 11 a.m. – Let’s Put Your Business on the Map Google workshop. Queens Chamber of Commerce, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Suite 140

• Far Rockaway – 11 a.m. – New York Mets 6th Annual Turkey Giveaway. Child Center of NY, 22-45 Dix Ave.

Jamaica – 2 to 4:30 p.m. – Classic Movie Thursday: Alice’s Restaurant. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Elmhurst - 3:15 p.m. – Mets catcher Wilson Ramos delivers Thanksgiving meal. 86-19 Elmhurst Ave.

Forest Hills – 4 to 5 p.m. – Thanksgiving Story & Craft for Kids. Queens Library, 108-19 71st Ave.

Woodhaven – 5:30 to 7 p.m. – State Senator Joe Addabbo Mobile Office Hours. Queens Library, 85-41 Forest Parkway

• Whitestone – 6:30 p.m. – Councilman Paul Vallone unveils “Madeline Sershen Way.” Utopia Parkway & 16th Ave.

• Jamaica – 6:30 p.m. – Queens Library Board of Trustees Meeting. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

Rego Park – 7 to 9 p.m. – Adult Paint & Sip: Fireflies. La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.

Astoria - 7 to 10 p.m. – Sauced Cinemas presents Bridesmaids. Catch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Ave.

East Elmhurst - 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting. Louis Armstrong MS, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

Astoria – 9 p.m.  The Thanksgiving Scarecrow: A Musical. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

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