Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST 

EVENT OF THE DAY: Deconstructed Flowers

H. David Stein’s unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in his exhibit “Deconstructed Flowers,” at the Queens Botanical Garden from November 5-January 25. His intricate photographs pull out the dimensional presence of flowers using a special technique, which layers multiple photographs into a single montage. The end result shows many views of the flower’s beauty in a single image. Free to the public. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

2013 Election Day coverage

Check back with QueensCourier.com for continuing Election Day coverage from the casting of ballots to the election results. Read more: The Queens Courier

New York City voters have big say on state casino measure

New York City voters could have the biggest say in deciding whether to authorize seven Las Vegas-style casinos, even though the first four would go upstate and it could be years before the city sees its first. Read more: NBC New York

Illegal ‘sweepstakes cafes’ should be closed: Cops

Cops want to fold illegal “sweepstakes cafes” that offer patrons cash prizes as they play online games. Read more: New York Daily News 

Cheaper corn could mean cheaper chicken

A record corn crop has produced an unexpected windfall: cheaper chicken prices. Read more: CBS New York

Senate moves ahead on gay rights bill 

The Senate is moving forward on the first major bill barring workplace discrimination against gays in nearly two decades as Americans’ shifting views about homosexuality have significantly changed the political dynamic. Read more: AP