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A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Ric Ocasek dead at 75, Jamaica street renamed after slain detective

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Monday, September 16

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 78 degrees.

Top Stories
• Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy amid a spate of nationwide lawsuits.

• Rock singer Ric Ocasek, the frontman of The Cars, died at the age of 75.

• Governor Cuomo announced an emergency ban on most e-cigarette flavors.

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Frights and Phantoms of Flushing Sat Sept 21st 7:30pm The tour will examine the fascinating history of the neighborhood, as well as its abundant ghoulish and ghostly stories. $25– Advance purchase required. Flushing Quaker Meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd., Flushing.
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Queens News
• A Jamaica street was renamed in honor of an NYPD detective who was killed 30 years ago.

• A Queens woman defeated her husband in a New York Road Runners race by just two seconds.

• Police are seeking three suspects accused of robbing a teenager in Ridgewood.

Politics
• New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand promised a “full court press” for gun control measures.

• Several Democratic candidates for president are calling for impeachment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh in wake of new reports of sexual misconduct.

Entertainment
• See the full list of winners from this year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Weekend Box Office
It: Chapter Two: $40 million
Hustlers: $33 million
Angel has Fallen: $4.4 million
Good Boys: $4.2 million
The Lion King (2019): $3.5 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1970, Melody Maker named Led Zeppelin as England’s “Best Group,” replacing The Beatles, who had held that honor for eight years.

• In 1981, actress Alexis Bledel is born in Houston. You may remember her for playing Rory on this 2000 TV series.

Opinion
• The Post says New York City should just ban the costumed creeps in Times Square.

• amNY says Bahamian refugees of Dorian need America’s helping hand.

In the Blogs
• We Hear Astoria tells the story of how four Astoria couple planned their weddings.

• A new fundraising push aims to support a VFW building in Queensboro Hill.

Trending in New York
Ric Ocasek
Julio Jones
#BaldwinRoast
#BTSisBack
#Succession

Scoreboard
• The Mets (77-72) lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-2. They head to Colorado to face the Rockies at 8:40 p.m.

• The Yankees (98-53) fell to the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-4. The Bombers have Monday off.

• The Giants (0-2) were blasted by the Buffalo Bills, 28-14.

• The Jets (0-1), without QB Sam Darnold, host the Cleveland Browns at 8:15 p.m. on Monday Night Football.

Spain won the FIBA World Cup, with Ricky Rubio getting Tournament MVP honors.

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Kiwanis Club of Ridgewood – A Fun Day at Belmont Park Race Track Sun Sept 29th 11:30am $50 per adult, includes food and drinks. RSVP by Sept 20th by calling 718-456-5437 ext 221Belmont Park Picnic Area, 2150 Hempstead Tpk, Elmont.
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Real Estate
• A new StreetEast analysis found that NYC’s luxury condo glut is leading to thousands of unsold apartments.

• For Sale – 61-88 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village – 2 BR co-op has spacious LR, kitchen/dinette, king sized master, bath.  Pet friendly w/ attractive outdoor common area. $379,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – 54-08 64th Street, Maspeth – Detached one family in “move-in condition” has 3 BRs, 1 bath w/ granite, new hot water heater & boiler, full finished basement, stand up attic.  $779,000. Marie Breslin @ O’Kane Realty. 917-623-6306

• Sold – Richmond Hill – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,664-square-foot house at 114-07 131st Street for $670,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday night, inside the 80th Street subway station in Ozone Park, a 40-year-old man was approached by four unidentified suspects, who repeatedly punched and kicked the victim. They forcibly removed $200 and a cell phone from his back pocket. The victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center with cuts to his face.

• On Saturday night, 30-year-old off-duty NYPD communications technician Tamara Webster was arrested within the confines of the 104th Precinct. She was charged with assault and harassment.

Events
Flushing – 10 a.m. – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, State Senator Kevin Thomas announce passage of legislation creating Empire State Cricket Task Force. Kissena Corridor West Park, Booth Memorial Ave. and Kissena Blvd.

Hollis – 11:30 a.m. – OATH, local elected officials announce neighborhood pop-up court for city-issued summonses. Hollis Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave.

Sunnyside – 5 p.m. – Third public meeting of master planning process for Sunnyside Yard. Aviation High School, 45-30 36th St.

Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – School Construction Authority briefs Queens Borough Board on capital projects. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Flushing – 7 p.m. – Oratorio Society Rehearsals. Temple Beth Sholom, 172nd St. & Northern Blvd.

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September 16th, 2019 at 9:07 am

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Morning Buzz: MS-13 members fatally stabbed teen, Eight charged with running opioid business

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Friday, September 13

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 72 degrees. Mostly cloudy on Saturday and a high of 76. Sunday will be partly cloudy. High of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• A retired NYPD sergeant fatally shot himself at his Orange County home, making him the 11th cop to take his life this year.

• The MTA is hiring 500 new transit cops to crack down on subway assaults and fare evasion.

• The Department of Health has confirmed four cases of West Nile Virus in New York City.

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Oktoberfest Fundraiser Sat Sept 14th 1-6pm Afternoon includes live music, German fare, karaoke contest, beer stein tournament, spirit drum circles and more. $15. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point.
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Queens News
• Three MS-13 gang members were accused of fatally stabbing a teenager at Alley Pond Park because he didn’t kill another member as ordered.

• Eight people were charged with running a mail-order opioid business from a Queens warehouse.

• Armed intruders stole seven slot machines from a Flushing apartment earlier this week.

Politics
• The Times picks winners and losers from last night’s Democratic debate.

• A Republican PAC ad denouncing socialism shows a picture of AOC lit on fire.

Entertainment
• DJ Khaled and wife Nicole Tuck are pregnant with their second baby boy.

• Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey are launching their own “The Office” podcast.

Buzzing Back

• In 1996, Tupac Shakur dies of gunshot wounds suffered in a Los Angeles drive-by shooting.

• In 1916, author Roald Dahl is born in Cardiff, Wales. His 1964 book was adapted to film and this actor starred in the lead role.

Opinion
• The Daily News says there are troubling signs de Blasio may not overhaul the property tax system after all.

• The Post says animals rights activists should know New Yorkers don’t care about rats’ rights.

In the Blogs
• DOT has begun to pave and mill parts of Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach, with Broad Channel next.

• Hear Ridgewood author Dina Santorelli speak about her new book “In the Red” at Maspeth Library next weekend.

Trending in New York
#FridayThe13th
#DontCallMeAngel
Shane Gillis
#BoycottABC
#FridayFeeling

Scoreboard
• The Mets (76-70) drubbed the Arizona Diamondbacks, 11-1.

• The Yankees (97-51) swept the Tigers in a double header, 10-4 and 6-4.

• The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1) topped the Carolina Panthers (0-2) on Thursday Night Football, 20-14.

• Jets quarterback Sam Darnold will miss “multiple games” with mono.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets host the Los Angeles Dodgers at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees head to Toronto to face the Blue Jays at 7:07 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets welcome the Dodgers to Citi Field for a 7:10 p.m. matchup.
• The Yankees face the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. First pitch is at 3:07 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets cap off their home stand against the Dodgers. First pitch is at 7:08 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their series with in Toronto at 1:07 p.m.
• The Giants (0-1) host the Buffalo Bills at 1 p.m.

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Family Fun Day: Steve Petra’s Animal Games Puppet Show Sun Sept 15th 11am-2pm Bounce house, face painter, balloon twister & roaming characters. Don’t forget your camera! Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
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Real Estate
• The state is looking at reviving a push to pass a pied-à-terre tax on pricey second homes in NYC.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Sept 15th 1-3pm – 84-44 116th Street, Kew Gardens- Lovely prewar detached house with 4BRs, 1.5 bath, 1 car garage and basement w/laundry. New front casement windows, attic storage space. Located on quiet, tree-lined Kew Gardens street, short distance to subway, buses, shopping areas and highways. $839,000.  Halstead Real Estate (718) 520-0303 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Sept 15th 2-4pm. 63-57 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village – One family Tudor 1 block to PS 49 & Juniper Park offers 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, hardwood floors, fireplace, FDR w/ large patio. $1.158M. Eliot Hill Realty. 917-209-5686 

• Sold – Astoria Heights - A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 747-square-foot condo at 22-46 79th Street for $400,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater lists the hottest restaurants in Queens for September 2019.

• Loukoumi Taverna in Astoria offers one of the best octopus dishes in the city.

Restaurant ABC’s – Whitestone
Grade A – Cristina Deli, 12-37 150th St. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees.
Grade B – Health Kitchen, 10-17A 154th St. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Filth flies, Personal cleanliness inadequate.
Grade Pending – Ginger and Lemongrass, 12-53 150th St. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food worker doesn’t use proper utensils, Filth flies.

Events
Bayside – 10 a.m. – Bayside High School PTA, Councilman Paul Vallone rally for fair funding. 32-24 Corporal Kennedy St.

Lindenwood – 11 a.m. – Councilman Eric Ulrich, DEP to announce major sewer infrastructure upgrades. 79th St. and 157th Ave.

LIC – Noon – State Senator Michael Gianaris to welcome opening of “ESScape EXPERIENCE” escape room. 24-11 41st Ave.

Bayside – 1:30 p.m. – Diocese of Brooklyn to bless newly-renovated art and music rooms at Sacred Heart Catholic Academy. 216-01 38th Ave.

Astoria – 7:30 to 9 p.m. – Buried Stereo. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Woodhaven – 7:30 to 10 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Caddyshack. Forest Park Golf Course, 101 Forest Park Dr.

Saturday
Middle Village – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Free Prostate Screening – RSVP 718-497-1630. State Senator Joe Addabbo’s Office, 66-85 73rd Place
Forest Hills - 10 a.m. to Noon – Volunteer Mulching.  MacDonald Park, Queens Blvd @ 70th Avenue
Astoria – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Church of the Redeemer Flea Market.  30-14 Crescent Street
College Point – 1 to 6 p.m. – October Fundraiser.  The Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Road
Corona - 2 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Jamaica – 2 p.m. – Detective Keith L. Williams Way street co-naming ceremony. 172nd St. and Liberty Ave.
Astoria – 2:30 to 4 p.m. – Crystal Wolfe – Author Talk & Book Signing.  Queens Library, 40-20 Broadway
Douglaston – 3 to 4 p.m. – GreenMarket Taste and Tour.  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
• LIC – 3 to 9 p.m. – Queens Irish Heritage Night.  Hunter’s Point Park, 51st Ave & Center Blvd.
Flushing – 5:30 p.m. – Happy Birthday Lewis! Lewis Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street
Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – Jethro Tull performs.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
Glendale – 8 to 11 p.m. – Saturday Love Music Night: Generations. (Classic Rock).  Cooper Beer Garden, 8000 Cooper Avenue

Sunday
Maspeth – 11 a.m. – Smile on Maspeth Day.  Maspeth Federal Bank, 56-18 69th Street
Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family Fun Day: Steve Petra’s Animal Games Puppet Show.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
Rego Park - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – 112th Precinct’s Health Safety Fair.  97th Street & 62nd Drive.
Glen Oaks – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – 39th Annual Antique Motorcycle Show.  Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
LIC – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Variety Boys & Girls Club Back to School Event.  21-12 30th Road
Astoria - Noon to 2 p.m. – Special Make-Up Class: Bruises, Abrasions and Burns, Oh My!  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
Glendale – 12:30 p.m. – 9/11 Memorial Ceremony.  80th Street & Myrtle Avenue
Astoria – 5:30 p.m. – That Slapstick Show! Featuring Laurel & Hardy.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue.

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September 13th, 2019 at 8:55 am

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Morning Buzz: Former Anthrax singer arrested for Queens beating, Three horses die at Belmont

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Thursday, September 12

Weather
• Showers possible throughout the day with a high of 77.

Top Stories
• Cops chasing two pot smokers in the Bronx found a kidnapped man bound and gagged in the basement of a bodega.

• The makers of Oxycontin have reached a tentative deal of between $10-$12 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits.

• Three horses died in the first week of fall racing at Belmont Park.

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Musical Sounds of Remembrance  Thurs Sept 12th 7:30pm  To glorify and celebrate with song and prayer the thousands of innocent souls lost on Sept 11, 2001. McManus Memorial Park, 81st Street & Ditmars Blvd, Astoria Heights
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Queens News
•  An ex-con out on parole has been arrested for killing a gangbanger named “Shots Fired” in South Ozone Park.

• An electrician was killed in Elmhurst this morning after his cherry picker was hit by a box truck near Grand Avenue and Goldsmith Street.

• The ex-singer from thrash metal band Anthrax was arrested for beating uptwo elderly men in Aloft Hotel in East Elmhurst.

Politics
• The City Council is moving to abandon a ban on conversion therapy out of fear a lawsuit could set a “pro-conversion therapy” precedent nationwide.

• With Borough President Melinda Katz on the verge of becoming the next district attorney, there’s not shortage of people interested in her current post.

Entertainment
• Sources say Mike Francesa is behind the recent decision to push Chris Carlin out at WFAN.

• A new movie starring Renee Zellweger depicts Judy Garland’s final years as a drug-addicted and sex-obsessed suicidal star.

Buzzing Back

• In 2003, singer Johnny Cash died at the age of 71.

• In 1973, actor Paul Walker is born in Glendale, California. He is best known for his role in this 2001 movie, and ironically died at age 40 in a car accident.

Opinion
• An assemblyman writes in the Queens Ledger that the state should be doing more to alleviate the burden of college debt.

• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star urges people to take part in the 2020 Census, as well as dispels some common misconceptions.

In the Blogs – Food Edition
• Riis Bazaar in Rockaway Beach will commence the start of the off-season with a beachfront outdoor pig roast on Saturday.

• The Momo Crawl, a food tour dedicated to the Tibetan and Nepalese dumplings, returns to Jackson Heights this Sunday.

Trending in New York
#TheChallenge34
#911Remembered
#TributeInLight
#ThursdayThoughts
#MyPetIn5Words

Scoreboard
• The Mets topped Arizona, 9-0. The Mets (75-70) and Diamondbacks wrap up their series today at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

• They Yankees and Tigers were postponed. New York (95-51) ends its series with the Tigers today with games at 1:10 and 4:10 p.m. in Detroit.

• Tampa Bay (0-1) and Carolina (0-1) meet on Thursday Night Football. Kick-off is at 8:20 p.m. As of this morning, Carolina is a 6.5-point favorite.

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Smile on Maspeth Day  Sun Sept 15th 11am  Join us for a fun-filled day of entertainment with “The Flying Wallendas”, rides, games and more! Rain or shine. Free! Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th Street, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• A deputy mayor in the de Blasio administration said politicians who fight development are responsible for driving up housing costs.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Sept 15th 1-3pm. 68-03 Garfield Avenue, Woodside - Detached two family brick o 27×100 lot w/ parking in rear.  4 BRs, 2 bath, large backyard.  $1.150M. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Sept 15th 12-3pm. 88-20 74th Avenue, Glendale – Two family home offers 2 fireplaces. Both units are 1 BR/1 Bath. Basement w/ laundry area. One-car garage.  $769,000. CB Kueber 718-628-0100

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,280-square-foot condo at 45-03 20th Roadin Astoria for $905,000.

Style & Fashion
• The cannabis industry is leaving its own mark on the runway during New York Fashion Week.

• And Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty line staged the most over-the-top lingerie show in fashion history at an event in the Barclays Center.

Events
Jackson Heights - 10 a. m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce and Assemblyman Michael DenDekker hosts Pop Up Chamber. Shopping Center, 31st Ave. & 77th St.

• Queens Village – 11 a.m. – Senior Appreciation: Pet A Pup Day. SNAP Innovative Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Building 4

Sunnyside – 4 to 7 p.m. – Beats in Bliss Plaza with McManus Irish Dance. Bliss Plaza, 46th St. & Queens Blvd.

Flushing - 6 to 8 p.m. – Summer Nights & Flower Power Party: Lotus. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

Corona – 6:45 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers remarks at Korean American Association of Queens 39th Annual Benefit. Terrace ono the Park, 52-11 111th St.

Astoria - 7:30 p.m. – Musical Sounds of Remembrance: 9/11 Tribute. McManus Memorial Park, 81st St. & Ditmars Blvd.

Kew Gardens – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 6 Monthly Meeting. 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.

• Astoria – 7:30 p.m. Debate Watch Party and Ranked Choice Voting Simulation. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Fresh Meadows – 7:45 p.m. – Stringer hosts roundtable with stakeholders in the Pakistani community. Ali Baba, 183-10 Horace Harding Expressway

• Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP Monthly Meeting. Atlas Park Meeting Room, 80-00 Cooper Ave., Suite 8308

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September 12th, 2019 at 8:53 am

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Morning Buzz: Elderly man accused of molesting girls at daycare, Hit-and-run driver leaves after fatal crash

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Wednesday, September 11

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 88 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump-backed Republican Dan Bishop won a North Carolina special election.

Thousands of people are left homeless in the Bahamas as the recovery process begins after Hurricane Dorian.

• Here’s how New York City and the nation are marking 18 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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9/11 Candlelight Vigil Wed Sept 11th 7:30-9pm Meet at the flagpole/baseball field in Juniper Valley Park. Bring a chair, a candle and a flag.
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Queens News
• An elderly man has been accused of molesting little girls at the South Ozone Park daycare run by his daughter.

• Video captures a heartless hit-and-run driver abandon a wrecked car after a fatal crash in South Ozone Park.

• A robbery suspect in South Ozone Park pointed a gun at a 1-year-old after the child’s aunt refused to give up a purse.

Politics
• Former Trump press secretary Sean Spicer is joining Nicole Malliotakis’s congressional campaign.

• A New York City Council member is under investigation for conflict-of-interestviolations.

Entertainment
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick will star on Broadway together in a revival of “Plaza Suite.”

• Netflix is developing a film with Millie Bobby Brown and her sister called “A Time Lost.”

Buzzing Back

• In 2001, the attack on America.

• In 1967, singer Harry Connick Jr. is born in New Orleans. He played opposite this actor and portrayed a pilot in this 1996 film.

Opinion
• USA Today says pulling troops out of Syria means ISIS will persist.

• The Daily News suggests how to remember the 9/11 attacks 18 years later.

In the Blogs
• Celebrate Irish culture with dance and musical performances at Bliss Plaza on Thursday.

• Attend a virtual networking event hosted by the Bayside Business Association next week.

Trending in New York
#NeverForget
#911Anniversary
#HappyBirthdayNamjoon
Sioux Falls
Flight 93

Scoreboard
• The Mets (74-70) edged the Arizona Diamondbacks, 3-2. They host the Diamondbacks again tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (95-51) fell to the Tigers, 12-11. The Bronx Bombers take on the Tigers in Detroit. First pitch is at 6:40 p.m.

• The Jets trade a 2021 sixth-round pick for wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.

• Gang Green also signed kicker Sam Ficken to replace the ineffective Kaare Vedvik.

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Swim Strong: FREE Swim Lessons for Veterans Wed Sept 11th– Wed Oct 30th 7-8pm In advance of registration, pls submit veteran identification to [email protected]SwimStrongFoundation.org. Jamaica H/S, 168-01 Gothic Dr.
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Real Estate
• A vacant parcel of land in Long Island City went for $13.3 million last week.

• For Sale – 58-16 83rd Place, Middle Village – Large detached two family sits on 60×100 lot and features 5 BRs, 3 bath total. Great location, buildable lot.  $1.3M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• For Rent – Glendale – Spacious 2 BR apt features LR, DR, EIK, kitchen w/ updated appliances, hardwood floors.  Heat and water included.  $2,000/month. ID #1354899. Carollo Rentals 718-747-7747

• Sold – Glendale – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,305-square-foot house at 78-28 75th Street for $620,000. Zillow.

Business News
Apple unveiled the new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, a new Apple Watch and more at its biggest event of the year.

Netflix and Disney shares slipped after Apple revealed its new TV+ streaming platform.

Events
South Ozone Park – 8:15 a.m. – JFK’s Chamber of Commerce announces plans to erect 9/11 memorial featuring steel piece from World Trade Center site. JFK Airport Ballfield.

Maspeth – 2:30 to 4 p.m. – Bereavement Group. Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72nd St.

Forest Hills - 4:30 p.m. – Willie Nelson & Family “Outlaw Music Festival.” Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl.

Bayside – 7 p.m. – Street co-naming ceremony for Bayside Hills 9/11 Memorial Way. Bell Blvd. and Horace Harding Expwy.

Middle Village - 7:30 p.m. – 9/11 Candlelight Vigil. Juniper Valley Park Ballfield.

Kew Gardens – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 6 Monthly Meeting. 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., #202.

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September 11th, 2019 at 9:00 am

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Morning Buzz: JFK flights grounded amid strike, Queens woman charged with starving dog

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Tuesday, September 10

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 77 degrees.

Top Stories
• New York State announced aggressive action to protect residents from harmful and addictive vaping products following a rise in associated illnesses.

• A video of toddler “besties” running towards and hugging each other in New York City has gone viral.

• Hundreds of Bahamians attempting to flee the devastated islands were told to leave an evacuation ship heading to the United States over visa demands.

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Fall Bridal Expo  Tues Sept 10th 6-9:30pm Meet over 70 top wedding professionals! Register here. Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th Street, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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Queens News
• A 29-year-old from Springfield Gardens was busted on animal cruelty charges for starving her Yorkshire Terrier to death.

• British Airways had to cancel “nearly 100 percent” of its flights after pilots went on strike for two days, leaving hundreds stranded at JFK Airport.

• A group of thieves left a teenager shoeless after mugging him at knifepoint on a Woodhaven street.

Politics
• A National Weather Service director praised the Birmingham staff who contradicted President Donald Trump over his Alabama Dorian Tweet.

• Nancy Pelosi warned there will be “hell to pay” if the Senate does not pass a universal background check bill.

Entertainment
• David Lee Roth announced a 2020 Las Vegas residency.

• Disneyland was hit with a $3 million lawsuit over a Space Mountain injury.

Buzzing Back

• In 1962, this song by Bobby “Boris” Pickett was banned by the BBC. They eventually relented and the song reached #3 in 1973.

• In 1974, movie actor Ryan Phillippe is born in New Castle, Deleware. In 1998, he starred in this film about a famous NYC nightclub.

Opinion
• A former employee of NOAA argues in the Washington Post that  weather reporting should never be political.

• Despite numerous “wacky ideas,” a writer for the New York Post says there have been no practical hurricane solutions offered.

In the Blogs
• Alternate-side parking regulations will be in effect in Old Astoria starting on Monday, September 16. Here’s where it will take effect.

• Community District Education Council 30 in Long Island City will be meeting on Tuesday, September 17.

Trending in New York
• #fix2k20
• Jets
• Giants
• Dolphins
• Lamar Jackson

Scoreboard
• The Mets (73-70) kicked off a series against the Diamondbacks with a 3-1win. New York plays Arizona again tonight at 7:10 p.m. in Flushing.

• The Yankees (95-50) wrapped up a four-game run in Boston by beating the Red Sox, 5-0. The Bombers are in Detroit tonight . First pitch at 6:40 p.m.

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Willie Nelson & Family  Wed Sept 11th  4:30pm  “Outlaw Music Festival” featuring Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Alison Krauss, Luke Nelson & Promise of the Real. $59.50 – $149.50  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
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Real Estate
• Commercial Observer aegues that Governor Cuomo turned his back on NYC real estate after signing new rent laws earlier in the summer.

• For Sale – 32-23 88th Street #305, East Elmhurst – Large 1BR, 1 bath, co-op – all utilities included! Low maintenance and nearby markets.  $239,000. CB Kueber. 718-628-0100 

• For Sale – 60-39 Maspeth Avenue, Maspeth – Renovated two family Townhouse offers 8 BRs, 3 baths total.  Full finished basement, garage.  $1.399M. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111 

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,188-square-foot single-family home at 22-10 169th Street in Whitestone for $738,000.

Technology
• 9to5Mac explained how to trade in or recycle your old iPhone in preparationfor the iPhone 11.

• Amazon employees are planning to walk out in protest of climate change.

Events
LIC - 8:30 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer demands DOT make street safer. Safer. 30-20 Thomson Ave.

Brookville – 11 a.m. – NYC Parks breaks ground on new entrance. Brookville Park, Brookville Blvd. & 147th Ave.

Corona – 6 to 9:30 p.m. – Fall Bridal Expo. Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St.

LIC - 7 p.m. – Live at the Gantries: Slavo Rican Assembly.  Gantry Plaza State Park, 50th Ave. & East River.

Corona – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 4 Monthly Meeting. VFW Post #150, 51-11 108th St.

Richmond Hill – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 9 Monthly Meeting. Villa Russo II Palazzo, 101-12 Lefferts Blvd.

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Morning Buzz: Queens pays tribute to 9/11 responders, Off-duty cop arrested for threatening motorist with gun

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Monday, September 9

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 75 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Taliban said that more Americans would die after Trump cancelled a secret meeting with the terror group.

Hurricane Dorian lashed out at eastern Canada before weakening as it head out to sea.

• A vandal attacked the iconic Wall Street bull with a makeshift banjo, leaving a gash on its horns.

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Transfiguration – St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish Annual Golf Outing Mon Sept 9th Registration at 9am. $160 per golfer. Visit the Parish website for more information: https://transtans.org. Clearview Park Golf Course, Bayside.
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Queens News
• Young surfers gathered on Rockaway Beach to pay tribute to a firefighter killed on 9/11.

• Meanwhile, thousands of motorcyclists honored a Forest Hills first responder killed on 9/11 with a memorial ride.

• An off-duty cop was arrested for threatening a motorist with a gun in Corona.

Politics
• Billionaire Tom Steyer has made the cut for the October debate in the Democratic primary.

• Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford will challenge Trump in the GOP primary in 2020.

Entertainment
• Kevin Hart is in “excruciating pain” but is already walking after breaking his back in a car crash.

Weekend Box Office
It: Chapter Two: $91 million
Angel has Fallen: $6 million
Good Boys: $5 million
The Lion King (2019): $4 million
Overcomer: $3.7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1956, Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Although the show was filmed in NY, Presley performed remotely from LA and performed this song.

• In 1965, actress Constance Marie is born in Los Angeles. She became famous for her role on this TV show.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Congress has more work to do to ensure all 9/11 responders are cared for.

• The Post says a state commission soon has a chance to make government better in New York.

In the Blogs
Teresa Carpio and Vivian Fang Liu are performing next weekend at Resorts World Casino.

• We Heart Astoria will spend this week highlighting the resources in Astoria to help plan your wedding.

Trending in New York
Steelers
Nadal
#SuccessionHBO
#BLACKGIRLSROCK
#90DayFiance

Scoreboard
• The Mets (72-70) fell to the Philadelphia Phillies, 10-7. They host the Arizona Diamondbacks at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (94-50) doubled up on the Red Sox, 10-5. They wrap up their four-game series in Boston at 7:10 p.m.

• The Giants (0-1) lost their opener to the Dallas Cowboys, 35-17.

• The Jets (0-1) blew a late lead to the Buffalo Bills, 17-16.

• Rafael Nadal won his 19th major at the U.S. Open by outlasting Daniil Medvedev in a five-hour saga.

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Summer Nights & Flower Power Party: Lotus Thurs Sept 12th 6-8pm Celebrating the culture of India featuring a performance and interactive Bollywood dance. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
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Real Estate
• A new bill in Albany targets landlords who harass rent-stabilized tenants over buyouts.

• For Sale – 632 150th Place, Whitestone - Custom Colonial home offers 3 BRs, 3.5 bath, LR, family room, FDR, gourmet kitchen w/ granite counter tops custom wood floors, central air, alarm system.  Backyard has heated in-ground pool w/ BBQ area.  $1.579. Carollo Real Estate  718-747-7747

• For Sale – 88-41 74th Avenue, Glendale – English Tudor style home has 3BRs, 2.5 bath, 2 working fireplaces, sunken LR, spacious EIK, large terrace over garage.  $748,000. Lou Pastorini. 917-757-7567

• Sold – Flushing – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 950-square-foot co-op at 26-16 Union Street for $318,000. Zillow.

Events
Bayside – 9 a.m. – Transfiguration – St. Stan’s Annual Golf Outing. Clearview Park Golf Course, 202-12 Willets Point Blvd.

Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Summer of ’69 Musical Celebration. Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

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

Flushing - 7 p.m. – Oratorio Society of Queens Rehearsals. Temple Beth Sholom, 172nd Street & Northern Blvd.

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Morning Buzz: NYC closes beaches as Dorian nears, Filthy Jamaica house cleaned up

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Friday, September 6

Weather
• Showers in the morning and evening. High of 70. Mostly sunny all weekend with a high of 79 degrees on Saturday and 76 on Sunday.

Top Stories
• The hurricane death toll in the Bahamas rose to 30, and thousands of people are still unaccounted for.

• New York City will close its beaches today and tomorrow as Hurricane Dorian approaches.

• Governor Cuomo called on the MTA to impose a lifetime ban on serial subway sex offenders.

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80th Anniversary of the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair Fri Sept 6th  7:30-9:30pm Join us for a trip back in time to the “World of Tomorrow.” Register Here. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside.
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Queens News
• A filthy house in Jamaica finally got cleaned up after angering neighbors and City Hall.

• Cops are searching for a man connected to a burglary spree involving churches in Queens and Brooklyn.

• A judge wants a “mini-trial” in the case ex-pol Dov Hikind brought against AOC for blocking him on Twitter.

Politics
• In his visit to NYC, Pete Buttigieg explained why he has gained more tractionthan Bill de Blasio.

• Bronx Councilman Andy King is accused of retaliating against staff after the City Council charged him with harassment.

Entertainment
Nicki Minaj announced she’s retiring from music to “have my family.”

• Country singer Kylie Rae Harris died in a car crash at age 30.

Buzzing Back

• In 1997, Princess Diana was laid to rest. An estimated 2.5 billion people around the globe watched the funeral.

• In 1971, singer Dolores O’Riordan is born in Limerick, Ireland. She was known as the lead singer for this band, until her unexpected death in 2018.

Opinion
• USA Today says unregulated vaping is spawning new teenage nicotine addicts, and adult vapers are dying.

• The Post says school is back in session, but de Blasio is keeping his summer fun going for another month.

In the Blogs
• Community Board 5 will host a public hearing on the Glendale shelter on October 7.

Astoria Characters Day is set for Sunday, September 15 at the Variety Boys and Girls Club.

Trending in New York
The Bears
#PRISMinNYC
Rodgers
Bianca Andreescu
#ITChapterTwo

Scoreboard
• Football is back! The Green Bay Packers topped the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football, 10-3.

Serena Williams heads back to the US Open finals after defeating Elina Svitolina in straight sets.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets (71-68) host the Philadelphia Phillies at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees (92-49) head to Boston to face the Red Sox. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets welcome the Phillies to Citi Field. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers take on the Red Sox at Fenway Park at 4:05 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets cap off their home series against the Phillies at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees play the third of their four-game series in Beantown at 8:08 p.m.
• The Giants (0-0) hit the road to Dallas to play the Cowboys at 4:25 p.m.
• The Jets (0-0) host the Buffalo Bills. Kick-off is at 1 p.m.

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Noguchi Museum – Final Evening Hours Fri Sept 6th 10am-8pm Admission is free all day, wine-and-beer cash bar, free concert by Balun closes the season. 9-01 33rd Rd. @ Vernon Blvd, LIC.
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Real Estate
• Eater maps some of the new condos for sale in Brooklyn and Queens this fall.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Sept 8th 1-3pm. 54-08 64th Street, Maspeth – Detached one family in move-in condition has 3 BRs, 1 bath, new hot water heater, updated boiler, granite in kitchen & bath, 6 split a/c units, garage, pvt yard.  $779,000. O’Kane Realty. 917-623-6306

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 7th 2-4pm. 69-25 66th Place, Glendale – Well kept one family offers 3 Bs, 1.5 bath, 1 car garage, shared driveway. Close to transportation and shopping. $725,000. CB Kueber Realty. 347-262-3901

• Sold – Ridgewood – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,800-square-foot house at 17-37 Starr Street for $975,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The restaurateur behind Flushing dim sum spot Royal Queens is opening a new Chinese spot in Midtown.

Calexico, a California-style Mexican restaurant, is coming to 30th Avenue in Astoria.

Restaurant ABC’s – Sunnyside Gardens
Grade A – Mama Carmela’s, 49-14 30th Ave. – Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine, 39-28 61st St. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Maguire’s Public House, 54-22 Roosevelt Ave. – Raw food not properly washed, Food worker doesn’t use proper utensils, Cross-contamination, Filth flies.

Events
St. Albans – 10 a.m. – Councilman I. Daneek Miller, elected officials announce 17th annual Senior Appreciation Month. Roy Wilkins Park Gymnasium, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.

Elmhurst – 10 a.m. – NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst hosts groundbreaking for new ambulatory surgery center. 79-01 Broadway, 2nd Fl.

LIC – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Noguchi Museum – Final Evening Hours.  9-01 33rd Road @ Vernon Blvd.

LIC – 5 to 8 p.m. – The Vorea Group, DOT introduce 12th Street Ancient Glacier Rock Public Space with ice cream social. 12th St. between 44th Ave. and 43rd Rd.

LIC – 6 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival. Hunter’s Point Park, 4-10 Center Blvd.

Maspeth – 6 to 10 p.m. – Maspeth Kiwanis 4th Annual Beer Festival.  Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave

Ridgewood – 6:30 to 11 p.m. – Fresh Pond Road Street Festival.  Fresh Pond Road from Palmetto St. to Menahan St.

LIC – 7 p.m. – Annie Jr.  The Secret Theater, 44-02 23rd St.

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

Sunnyside – 7 p.m. – Sunnyside Outdoor Movie: West Side Story.  Noonan Park, 47th Ave & Greenpoint Ave

Bayside – 7:30 to 930 p.m. – 80th Anniversary of the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.

Saturday
Middle Village – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Queens Bocce Tournament.  Juniper Valley Park, Juniper Blvd North & 80th St.
Flushing – 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Grape Harvest.  Voelker-Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave.
Rockaway Park – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – E-Waste Recycling Event.  St. Camillus Church, 99-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Astoria – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Church of the Redeemer Flea Market.  30-14 Crescent St.
Jackson Heights – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – 37th Avenue Festival.  37th Ave, 83rd St to 89th St.
Flushing – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Chuseok Korean Moon Festival.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
Maspeth – 11 a.m. – 9/11 Memorial Ceremony.  Maspeth Memorial Park, 69th St & Grand Ave.
Sunnyside – 1 p.m. – Street renaming ceremony for Gertrude McDonald Way. Queens Blvd. and 39th St.
Astoria – 2 p.m. – See It Big! Series: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Woodhaven – 2 to 5 p.m. – The Great Miguelino.  Forest Park Carousel, Forest Park Drive & Woodhaven Blvd.
• LIC – 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. – Annie Jr.  The Secret Theater, 44-02 23rd St.
Forest Hills – 6:30 p.m. – Morrissey with Special Guest Interpol. Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
Ridgewood – 6:30 to 11 p.m. – Fresh Pond Road Street Festival.  Fresh Pond Road from Palmetto St. to Menahan St.
LIC – 7 to 9 p.m. – CinemaLIC: Mary Poppins Returns.  Hunter’s Point South Park, 4-10 Center Blvd.

Sunday
LIC – 11 a.m. – LIC Concert Series: Kids & Family Day.  Gantry Plaza State Park, 47th Rd & Center Blvd.
Douglaston – 2 p.m. – The Art of Fused Glass Jewelry Making.  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
• Ridgewood – 3 to 10 p.m. – Fresh Pond Road Street Festival.  Fresh Pond Road from Palmetto St. to Menahan St.
• Astoria – 5 p.m. – See It Big! Series: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• LIC - 7 p.m. – Annie Jr.  The Secret Theater, 44-02 23rd St.

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Morning Buzz: Man arrested in deadly Queens Village fire, Dorian strengthens again to Cat 3 storm

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Thursday, September 5

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 76.

Top Stories
• Hurricane Dorian strengthened to a Category 3 storm as it took a northeast turn and heads for the Carolinas.

• A new Jersey man scammed women out of more than $2 million through popular online dating sties.

• Automakers are set to equip new vehicles with warning systems that would prevent hot car deaths.

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9/11 Memorial Ceremony  Sat Sept 7th 11am  Maspeth Memorial Park, 69th Street & Grand Avenue, Maspeth
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Queens News
• Police have arrested a man in connection with a house fire in Queens Villageon Tuesday that killed a wheelchair-bound woman.

• City officials are seeking a court order to allow them to clean up a Jamaica home that has become a makeshift landfill.

• A masked man stole $10,000 worth of jewelry from an Astoria home.

Politics
• President Donald Trump used a doctored weather map to back up his assertion that Hurricane Dorian was a threat to Alabama.

• Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to stay at a Trump-owned resort during his trip to Ireland is becoming a bigger scandal.

Entertainment
• Some viewers at the screening of a new movie about the Holocaust at the Venice Film Festival couldn’t leave the theater fast enough.

• Brad Pitt revealed that he began attending AA meetings after his split with Angelina Jolie.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975, Gerald Ford survives first assassination attempt. The assailant, Lynette “Squeeky” Fromme, was a member of the Manson Family.

• In 1946, Freddie Mercury is born in Zanzibar City, Tanzania. This song by Queen was listed as one of the Top 500 greatest songs of all time.

Opinion
• The New York Post says the NYPD should be doing more to prevent officersuicides.

• The Daily News says National Grid’s claim that it can’t add new customers because of a natural gas shortage is just a load of “hot air.”

In the Blogs
• The demolition of a 90-year-old house on 48th Avenue in Sunnyside has been halted due to unsafe conditions.

• We Heart Astoria offers a route for a pleasant early fall tour of breweries in Astoria and Long Island City

Trending in New York
#ClimateTownHall
#sharpiegate
Schwartzman
#SnowfallFX
Sans

Scoreboard
• The Mets topped the Nationals, 8-4. New York (71-68) is off before starting a weekend series at Citi Field with the Phillies.

• The Yankees beat the Rangers 4-1. The Bombers (92-49) also have the night off before starting a three-game set with the Red Sox in Boston.

• The NFL season gets underway tonight in Chicago, as the Bears play host to the Packers. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.

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Grape Harvest  Sat Sept 7th 9:45am-3pm  Experience the grape harvest – volunteer for the day – no stomping involved! Contact (718) 359-6227 or [email protected]. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing
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Real Estate
• A local realtor in Forest Hills discusses ways to add value to your home that won’t break your own bank.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 7th 1-3pm. 52-36 62nd Street, Maspeth Plateau – Detached one-family brick has open layout on 1st flr,  3BRs, bath on 2nd flr. Finished basement, yard, garage. $899,000. Eliot Hill Realty 917-209-5686

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 7th 12-3pm. 71-38 Cooper Avenue, Glendale – Renovated one family near transportation. 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, hardwood floors throughout. $780,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 800-square-foot apartment at 89-35 155th Avenue in Howard Beach for $222,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s the designers to keep an eye on during the upcoming New York Fashion Week.

• Nike’s futuristic new sneaker allow Siri to control your shoelaces.

Events
• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Elected officials announce legislation to increase diversity in Gifted & Talented Programs. East West High School, 46-21 Colden St.

• Astoria – 11 a.m. – Parks Department begins work on $2.2 million reconstruction project. Hallets Cove Playground, Vernon Blvd. & Welling Ct.

• Elmhurst – 1:25 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio visits on the first day of school. IS 5, 50-40 Jacobus St.

• LIC – 3:30 p.m. – Newtown Creek Alliance and Hunters Point Parks Conservancy announce urban ecology educational program. Hunters Point South Park, 2nd St. Boat Launch

Glendale – 5:30 to 7 p.m. – State Senator Joe Addabbo Mobile Office Hours. Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Ave.

LIC - 6 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival. Hunter’s Point Park, 4-10 Center Blvd.

Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 2 Monthly Meeting. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.

Ridgewood – 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Fresh Pond Road Street Festival. Fresh Pond Road from Palmetto to Menahan Streets

LIC – 7 p.m. – Annie Jr. The Secret Theater, 44-02 23rd St.

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