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TODAY’S FORECAST 

Wednesday: Overcast with rain. High of 57. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Wednesday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 43. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Eric March: Cityscapes of Long Island City and Astoria

In Cityscapes of Long Island City and Astoria, an exhibit of paintings and drawings at the Greater Astoria Historical Society through November 17, Long Island City-based artist Eric March examines his local neighborhood to find the epic and the intimate in a new series of cityscapes of western Queens, from soaring bridges over the East River to private moments in a storefront. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Lhota, de Blasio have heated second debate

Mayoral candidates Joe Lhota and Bill de Blasio once again battled in their second debate of the general election Tuesday night. Read more: The Queens Courier

Worker hurt during TV show filming in Queens: FDNY

An electrician working on the set of a television show being filmed in Queens had minor injuries when a lift he was on caught fire, the FDNY says. Read more: NBC New York

Manhattan food cart vendor charged in plot to torture Egyptian businessman

A Manhattan food cart vendor plotted to torture a prominent member of the city’s Egyptian-American business community but was pinched after the man he hired to do the gruesome work ratted him out, police sources said Tuesday. Read more: New York Daily News

Government shutdown causes IRS tax season delay

Here’s more fallout from the government’s partial shutdown: Early tax filers will have to wait an extra week or two to get tax refunds next year. Read more: AP

FDA: Over 3,600 pets sickened, 580 dead after eating jerky treats

More than 3,600 pets have gotten sick, and 580 have died, from jerky treats that were largely imported from China, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. Read more: CBS New York

Survey: NY, NJ among sexiest accents in North America

Are the New Jersey and New York accents sexy? Yes, if you believe a survey released by a dating website called Cupid.com. Read more: Fox New York