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Wednesday, October 23

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 64 degrees.

Top Stories
• A top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine testified that he was told Trump wanted to withhold aid until the country investigated Joe Biden.

Russia and Turkey have agreed to patrol northeast Syria after the withdrawal of Kurdish and American forces.

• Trump compared the impeachment inquiry against him to a “lynching,” sparking bipartisan outcry.

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Halloween in the Garden Sun Oct 27th 12-4pm Bring the whole family for a day of ghoulish garden activities and show off your costume on the Trick-or-Treat Trail! Included w/ garden admission. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
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Queens News
• A giant rusted bolt fell from the elevated subway tracks at Queensboro Plaza, smashing through a car sunroof.

• Prosecutors say an ex-con killed his girlfriend’s roommate in 2012, then dumped the body on a beach in the Rockaways.

• A parade in southeast Queens this weekend will honor the legacy of a late assemblywoman.

Politics
• Jumaane Williams and Joe Borelli sparred the closing of Rikers Island in a televised debate for public advocate.

• Bronx Councilman Andy King faces a suspension and a fine after an ethics committee substantiated harassment and corruption allegations.

Entertainment
• Lori Loughlin and her husband were hit with new bribery charges in the college admissions scandal.

• Take a closer look at the latest trailer for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,”the ninth and last installment in the epic series.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976, this song by Chicago hit #1 in America and would become their biggest selling record.

• In 1986, actress Emilia Clarke is born in London. She became known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen on this HBO hit show.

Opinion
• USA Today says Trump’s stonewall to the impeachment inquiry is starting to crack.

• The Post says a state bill that would require cable companies to offer a local news channel is the wrong way to boost local journalism.

In the Blogs
Ditmars-Steinway is the city’s 21st most expensive neighborhood, according to a recent real estate report.

NYPD Boxing is returning to Resorts World Casino NYC this Thursday night.

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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (0-0) kick off their NBA season on the road against the San Antonio Spurs at 8:30 p.m.

• The Nets (0-0) host the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:30 p.m.

• NYCFC takes on Toronto FC in the conference semifinals at Citi Field beginning at 7 p.m. Here’s a refresher on NYCFC’s season and expectationscoming into this matchup.

• The Rangers (2-4-1) lost to the Arizona Coyotes in overtime, 3-2.

• The Washington Nationals took Game 1 of the World Series against the Houston Astros, 5-4.

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60’s Dance featuring The Tercels Sat Oct 26th 8pm-1am Tickets are $60 and include food, beer, soda and live music! Contact Fran Gibilaro @ 718-651-7920. Tickets will not be sold at the door. St. Adalbert Parish Center, 52-40 84th St., Elmhurst.
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Real Estate
• Opportunity Zones, which were supposed to be real estate’s next big thing, has failed to attract much investment.

• For Sale - 20-17 41st Street, Astoria - Two family brick features two 2BR units plus fully finished basement.  Modern kitchens, three modern full bath, huge backyard.  Close to all.  $1.299M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• For Sale – 53-40 212th Street, Bayside – One family brick w/pvt driveway & 1 car garage.  3 BRs, 2.5 bath, full finished basement w/ laundry and storage, LR, DR, kitchen, wood floors throughout.  $868,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100  

• Sold – Forest Hills – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 850-square-foot co-op at 99-45 67th Road for $347,500. Zillow.

Business News
SoftBank is taking control of WeWork as part of a bailout and paying former CEO Adam Neuman to leave the board.

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank will step down next year after a series of scandals.

Events
Jamaica – 3:30 p.m. – Councilman I. Daneek Miller, OATH announce new initiative at Queens Central Library. 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

LIC - 5 to 7 p.m. – LIC BID Annual Meeting. WeWork Queens Plaza, 41-21 27th St, 13th Floor.

Jamaica Hills – 6 p.m. Public Advocate Jumaane Williams joins Day of Action by distributing information on public charge rules, immigration issues. 169th St. and Hillside Ave.

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October 23rd, 2019 at 9:54 am

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