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A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Forest Hills librarian wins Worst Commute award, Jamaica art center rebuilds after fire

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Wednesday, February 21

Weather
• Morning clouds give way to afternoon sun. High of 70 degrees.

Top Stories
• President Trump backed a ban on bump stock devices, but critics want him to also ban assault rifles and strengthen background checks.

• North Korean officials backed out of a secret meeting with Vice President Pence at the Winter Olympics.

• A New York City librarian won the first “Worst Commute” award after her train was stuck in a tunnel for two hours.

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NYC Craft Beer Week Preview  Wed Feb 21st  7-9pm  We’re so excited celebrate, we can’t help but pre-game a bit!  We’ll be on hand to help ring in the best, booziest bash in the city.  Craft Culture, 59-04 Myrtle Avenue, Glendale
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Queens News
• An iconic art center in Jamaica is trying to rebuild in time for events after a devastating weekend fire.

• Tenants from across Queens rallied against a state housing agency for approving rent hikes for capital improvements.

• A Queens man was found guilty of stealing John Legend’s luggage at JFK Airport a year ago.

Politics
• City & State examines the possible contenders for City Council speaker in 2021.

• A crop of young congressional candidates in New York are seeking to overthrow the establishment elected officials.

Entertainment
• George and Amal Clooney donated $500,000 to support the “March for Our Lives”, while Oprah and Steven Spielberg will contribute as well.

• “This Is Us” star Sterling K. Brown and comedian Bill Hader are set to host “SNL” this March.

Buzzing Back

• In 1981 Dolly Parton cements her crossover success from country to pop as this song hits #1.

• In 1946 English actor Alan Rickman is born in London, England.  He played this character in the popular Harry Potter series.

Opinion
• The Daily News calls for an end to partisan gerrymandering and applauds the court’s newly-released map in Pennsylvania.

• The Post says with the de Blasio administration unable to find Carmen Farina’s replacement, students will hardly notice the difference.

In the Blogs
• Celebrate the Purim Carnival at the Central Queens Y this weekend in Forest Hills.

• Join Urban Park Rangers for a hike through the wonders of Forest Park on Friday.

Trending in New York
• #TwitterLockout
• #WednesdayWisdom
• New Jersey
• Win A Copy
• #ThingsICantAccept

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (27-28-5), Islanders (29-26-6), Knicks (23-36), and Nets (19-40) are all off until Thursday.

• Lindsey Vonn won a bronze medal for downhill skiing in what is likely her last Olympic event.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Black History Month Celebration: “United African Dance”  Sat Feb 24th 7:30pm  The dance troupe will showcase their signature libation, drumming and dance performance honoring their ancient ancestors.  $15-$25  Call 917-519-3425 for more information.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
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Real Estate
• The top Queens real estate loan from January was $300 million for the development replacing 5 Pointz in LIC.

• For Sale – Maspeth – New Listing!  One family attached brick home features 3 BRs, 2 full bath, LR, remodeled kitchen, DR, full basement, 1 car garage, driveway, nice sized yard.  Asking $778,888  The “A”Team  Jackie 917-952-2797 or Joe 917-952-2156

• For Sale – Middle Village - Large 1 family home offers LR, FDR, EIK & 1/2 bath on 1st flr, 3 BRs, full bath on 2nd flr.  Full basement, pvt yard.  Near all!  Asking $618,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• Sold – Flushing – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 427-square-foot condo at 133-36 41st Road for $359,800. Zillow.

Business News
• Walmart posted a drop in profit and online sales growth during the holiday season, spooking investors.

• Amazon employees accidentally hinted that their second headquarters could be in Arlington, Virginia.

Events
• Douglaston – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Animals Around the World. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Douglaston Pkwy.

• Astoria – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Mid-Winter Recess Family Workshop. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

 Floral Park – 2 p.m. – Farmy Flicks. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.

• Middle Village – 4 p.m. – Elected officials call for Christ the King HS to allow student Malcolm Xavier Combs to put his name on his senior sweatshirt. 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

• LIC – 6 p.m. – Queens County Young Democrats host “A Better Deal Town Hall”with Congressman Joseph Crowley. IBEW LIC Training Center, 48-40 34th St.

• Flushing – 6 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts Lunar New Year celebration. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Feminist Book Club Event: Women & Power. Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st St.

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Intersecting Identities. Astoria Performing Arts Center, 30-44 Crescent St.

• Glen Oaks – 7 p.m. – Improving Relationships and Behavior Through Motivational Communications. Zucker Hillside Hospital – Sloman Auditorium, 266th Street & 76th Ave.

• Glendale – 7 to 9 p.m. – NYC Craft Beer Week. Craft Culture, 59-04 Myrtle Ave.

Written by QTadmin

February 21st, 2018 at 2:58 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Army honors JROTC cadets killed in Florida shooting, Extensive subway delays cause nightmare commute in Queens

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Tuesday, February 20

Top Stories 
• A former attorney pleaded guilty to lying to the special counsel in the Russia investigation.

• The US Army awarded medals of heroism to three JROTC cadets who were killed in last week’s school shooting in Florida.

• The LIRR revealed a performance improvement plan to prevent seasonal delays after last month’s on-time performance proved to be the worst in decades.

Charcuterie Masters
Sat Feb 24th  6-9pm
The best of the best artisans will compete for top honors.  Attendees will have a chance to taste these exquisite dishes prepared by NYC top chefs. $65  VIP hour is from 5-6pm with tickets priced at $125.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing.

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Queens News
• Extensive delays on the N and W subway lines forced Queens commuters to seek alternate routes during the morning rush.

• Police are searching for a man who attacked a woman and stole her purse outside her Flushing home.

• DOT is officially issuing fines for drivers caught in the Q52 and Q53 Select Bus Service lanes.

Subway Status 
• 2, 3, 4 and 5 train service has resumed following earlier FDNY activity at Hoyt St.

• Southbound E, F, R and Broadway Junction bound M trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Forest Hills-71 Av.

• Some northbound B trains are running local from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park because of signal problems at Avenue H. Expect delays in B and Q train service.

• Northbound D and N trains are running local from 36 St (Bklyn) to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr because of a sick passenger at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr. Expect delays in D, N and R train service.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Morgan Ave.

• Delays on I-495 westbound between Exit 22B – Van Wyck Expwy I-678 / College Point Blvd and Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / QueensBlvd.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Rd; Ramp and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Blvd and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Metropolitan Ave; Williamsburg Bridge and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 26 – Hamilton Ave and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge

• Disabled vehicle on I-278 westbound approaching Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy Exit left lane blocked.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports
• The Islanders (29-26-6) fell to the Minnesota Wild, 5-3.

• The Jets are going all-in on Kirk Cousins, and are willing to pay whatever it takes.

• Stefan Bondy from the Daily News gives the Knicks their midseason report card for each player and coach.

What’s On TV Tonight

Olympics 2018 Prime Time: Snowboarding, Bobsled Alpine, Figure Skating (NBC,8PM) – Women’s figure skating; Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn ski the downhill; men’s Big Air snowboarding debuts; and a women’s bobsled re-air of heats 1 and 2.

The Curse of Oak Island (HIST, 9PM) – It’s all hands on deck in the Money Pit as the team hits something in the DMT shaft that may prove to be the last thing standing between it and the answers below.

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC, 10PM) – Desperate to repair his friendship with Tyler, Kevin enlists the help of Kristin to pull off a grand gesture to win him back.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: The Frankenstein Chronicles Season 1- Inspector John Marlott investigates a series of crimes in 19th Century London, which may have been committed by a scientist intent on re-animating the dead.

Hulu: The Long Road Home Season 1 – American forces occupying Iraq are ambushed in a Baghdad neighborhood.

Amazon Video: Vegas Season 1 – When rancher Ralph Lamb reluctantly accepts the role of sheriff in 1960s Las Vegas, he now has the authority to take on the mobsters looking to cash in on the casinos.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Maspeth – One family solid brick home features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living room, dining room, modern kitchen, finished basement, lovely yard patio, and a garage. Asking $699,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Middle Village – Solid brick legal two family home features 6 room, 3 bedroom owner’s duplex apartment and a 3 room, 1 bedroom on first floor. Private driveway in front, and laundry room. Asking $998,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

Local Eats of the Day

• Jax Inn 
Located at 72-12 Northern Blvd.

Enjoy their Spicy Chicken Sandwich made with spicy buffalo sauce, lettuce tomatoes, melted pepper jack cheese and french fries for $11.95

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
• East Elmhurst – 6 p.m. – Congressman Joseph Crowley hosts Black History Month celebration. Bruno’s on the Boulevard, 88-25 Astoria Blvd.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
2FA: Two-Factor Authentication is an essential tool to guard your personal profiles and emails. Click here to learn more about 2FA and which websites offer it.

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Written by QTadmin

February 20th, 2018 at 4:18 pm

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Morning Buzz: Hit-and-run driver kills biker near LGA, Dead Astoria newborn had decomposed for days

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Tuesday, February 20

Weather
• Cloudy and warm with a high of 65 degrees.

Top Stories
• South Florida shooting victims’ parents laid their loved ones to rest. Meanwhile, student advocates staged a “die-in” at the White House gates to protest the lack of gun control measures.

• Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe is now expanding to include Jared Kushner’s foreign financing efforts.

• The leadership of the US national swimming team condoned a culture of sexual abuse, even after coaches were arrested for their actions.

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Day of Action  Tues Feb 20th 10am-1pm  Senior (65+) and Disabled homeowners with annual income of $58,399 or less may qualify for the Senior Citizen Homeowners’ Exemption (SCHE) or Disabled Homeowner’s Exemption (DHE).  RSVP or call 718-286-2661  Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Room 200, Kew Gardens
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Queens News
• A hit-and-run driver fatally struck a bicyclist on a service road leading to LaGuardia Airport.

• The dead newborn who was found in the trash in an Astoria playground was in the advanced stages of decomposition and was likely there for days.

• The City Council is investigating why the city pulled funds the Hallets Cove housing project that would have added new boilers at Astoria Houses.

Politics
• Donald Trump endorsed Mitt Romney for the Senate seat in Utah despite their history of feuding.

• A GOP gubernatorial hopeful called Cuomo’s tax overhaul plan “delusional.

Entertainment
• Blac Chyna is now going to the police after a sex tape involving the star was leaked on the Internet.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend revealed their baby’s due date, but still can’t pick out a name for their son.

Buzzing Back

• In 2003 tragedy strikes at a Great White show at a Rhode Island nightclub, killing 97 and injuring 187. One of those killed is identified as this Great Whiteguitarist.

• In 1967 Grunge rock singer Kurt Cobain is born in Aberdeen, Washington.  After struggling with drugs and depression during the height of Nirvana’spopularity, he tragically took his own life at the age of 27.

Opinion
• A Yale psychiatrist writes in the Daily News that following the president’s orders, he wants to report Trump as a dangerous person to the authorities.

• The Post says Democrats will have a tough time winning over blue-collar voters without Bill Clinton’s help.

In the Blogs
• Two Elmhurst restaurants featuring Latin American cuisine have been shut down temporarily.

• The play “My Name is Rachel Corrie” is coming to the Secret Theater.

Trending in New York
#TrumpColluded
#TheBachelor
Virtue and Moir
#HBCURising
#ShibSibs

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (29-26-6) fell to the Minnesota Wild, 5-3.

• Stefan Bondy from the Daily News gives the Knicks their midseason report card for each player and coach.

• The Jets are going all-in on Kirk Cousins, and are willing to pay whatever it takes.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Charcuterie Masters  Sat Feb 24th  6-9pm  The best of the best artisans will compete for top honors.  Attendees will have a chance to taste these exquisite dishes prepared by NYC top chefs. $65  VIP hour is from 5-6pm with tickets priced at $125.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Queens elected officials are opposing EDC’s proposal to build 1,000 units of housing on public land in Hunters Point.

• For Sale – Fresh Meadows - Detached 1 family features 3 BRs, 1 car garage, full basement, pvt driveway and yard.  Asking $819,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Sale – Forest Hills – Large 1 BR co-op w/ EIK, PT doorman, storage available.  Cats ok.  Asking $319,000  Halstead Real Estate  718-520-0303

• Sold – Flushing – A seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 2,860-square-foot house at 45-41 Smart Street for $1.59 million. Zillow.

Technology
• Congress is setting its sights on federal cryptocurrency rules to possibly impose strict oversight on the investment craze.

• Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX is set to launch its first test on Internet satellites.

Events
Kew Gardens10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Day of Action. Queens Borough Hall,1230-55 Queens Blvd.

Astoria11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Mid-Winter Recess Family Workshop. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Flushing11 a.m. – NewYork-Presbyterian Queens celebrates Lunar New Year. 56-45 Main St.

Woodside12:30 p.m. – New York Housing Conference, Congress members and nonprofits oppose Donald Trump’s cuts to affordable housing. Woodside Houses Park, 50th St. and Broadway.

East Elmhurst6 p.m. – Congressman Joseph Crowley hosts Black History Month celebration. Bruno’s on the Boulevard, 88-25 Astoria Blvd.

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February 20th, 2018 at 1:59 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Students protest lack of gun control outside White House, Man walking on subway beam falls to death

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Monday, February 19

Top Stories 
• President Trump indicated his support to improve federal background checks for gun buyers after the Florida school shooting.

• Students in Washington D.C. held a ‘lie-in’ outside the White House in order to protest the government’s lack of action on gun control.

• An ex-con was arrested for slashing a man in the face during an argument in Times Square.

Jazz Brunch
Sun Feb 25th  12-3pm
Liven up those winter doldrums with our sumptuous buffet and smooth jazz stylings of The Carl Bartlett Jr. Quartet.  Plus, try your luck with our 50/50 drawing!  $45 RSVP by 2/21718-352-1548  info@baysidehistorical.org
Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave, Bayside.

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Queens News
• A man fell to his death while walking on a subway beam along a 7 train platform in Jackson Heights.

• A newborn baby was found in a garbage can inside Dutch Kills Parkin Astoria.

• The City Council is investigating why Mayor de Blasio pulled funding from a 163-affordable unit project in Astoria.

Subway Status 
• Click here for today’s planned service changes.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Rd; Ramp and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Blvd and Queens Blvd.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy Exit and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports
• The Rangers (27-28-5) fell to the Philadelphia Flyers, 7-4.

• The Islanders (29-25-6) play the Minnesota Wild today at 1 p.m.

• Wondering why Tim Tebow is at the Mets major league spring training camp? General Manager Sandy Alderson wants you to know it’s because Tebow is expected to play in the majors sometime this season.

What’s On TV Tonight

• DC’s Legends of Tomorrow(CW, 8PM) – After the team returns from a mission, Zari finds herself trapped in a time loop that results in the Waverider blowing up over and over again.

• 2018 American Rescue Dog Show (HALMRK, 8PM) – This competition includes mixed breed and pure breed rescue dogs competing in a variety of cute categories, all with the goal of ending pet homelessness.

• The Alienist (TNT, 9PM) – The team learns more about the killer. Moore and Sara share an intimate moment. Kreizler seeks advice from an old mentor. Roosevelt takes action.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale Show Season 1 – An unscripted show hosted by Joel McHale, taking an absurdist look at today’s pop culture from news sources around the world.

• Hulu: The X Files Season 4 - After Mulder’s informant X is shot and killed by the Syndicate, he finds a valuable new ally.

• Amazon Video: Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 5 – Larry is prepared to sit out ailing buddy Richard Lewis’ need for a kidney–until an encounter with his alleged birth parents sends this accidental altruist on a path to Heaven.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Astoria – Brick home features 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, full furnished basement, two working fireplaces, and two car garage. Asking $1.6M. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• For Sale – Rego Park – Large sunny 1 BR condo w/ 24 hour laundry room, pvt backyard, storage room & garage. Walking distance to all. Asking $420,000.O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

Local Eats of the Day

• Cemitas El Tigre
Located at 45-14 48th Ave.

Enjoy their popular Southern Fried Chicken Cemita made with chicken, avocado, Oaxaca cheese, chipotle, papalo, pickled onions, mayo, lettuce, tomato and black bean puree for $9.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
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Tech Tip of the Day 
• Gmail Extensions: Looking to enhance Gmail? Check out these 25 Chrome Extensions for Gmail.

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February 19th, 2018 at 4:20 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Minuteman Press

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Monday, February 19
Alternate side parking rules are suspended today for Presidents Day.
Parking meters will be in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• Survivors of the Parkland school shooting announced a nationwide “March For Our Lives” to end school shootings on March 24.

• President Trump unleashed another angry and error-filled tweetstorm over the Russia probe, which included the latest indictments by special counsel Robert Mueller against 13 Russians who interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

• Some cops say that the largest police force in the country is being slowed down by some of the largest police officers in the country.

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Jazz Brunch  Sun Feb 25th  12-3pm  Liven up those winter doldrums with our sumptuous buffet and smooth jazz stylings of The Carl Bartlett Jr. Quartet.  Plus, try your luck with our 50/50 drawing!  $45 RSVP by 2/21.  718-352-1548  info@baysidehistorical.org  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue, Bayside
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Queens News
• After a churchgoer was sexually assaulted last summer, a church in Jamaica may shut down.

• The residents of Elmhurst are afraid that the homeless are “taking over” the neighborhood since the city has placed the homeless in one hotel after the other.

• The president of the city’s corrections officers union said Mayor Bill de Blasio isn’t trying to protect Rikers officers.

Politics
• Amidst a tweetstorm over the weekend, Trump blasted Obama’s nuclear deal payment to Iran.

• A Presidents Day rally held at Federal Hall on Saturday called on politicians to fund repairs at parks.

Entertainment
• Black Panther smashed a number of records in its debut, including bringing in $192 million domestically during opening weekend (excluding Presidents Day) and at least $361 million worldwide.

Weekend Box Office
• Black Panther: $192 million
• Peter Rabbit: $17.3 million
• Fifty Shades Freed: $16.9 million
• Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: $7.9 million
• The 15:17 to Paris: $7.7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2000 the group Savage Garden went back to No.1 on the US singles chart for the second time with this song.

• In 1963 English singer Seal is born in London, England.  Re-release in 1995, this song was included on the Batman Forever film soundtrack.

Opinion
• USA Today argues that although Mueller and his team are fighting Russian meddling, the president is no where to be seen.

• The Post says the mayor shouldn’t get away with giving tax dollars to a single school-bus company run by a big donor and repped by Democratic fixer Harold Ickes.

In the Blogs
• Ha’s Chinese Restaurant in Astoria has closed.

• The New York Conference of Italian-American Legislators will award four scholarships at this year’s Italian-American Day on June 4.

Trending in New York
• #PresidentsDay
• Oprah
• Frederick Douglass
• Anthony Borges
• 2018 NBA All-Star Game

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (27-28-5) fell to the Philadelphia Flyers, 7-4.

• The Islanders (29-25-6) play the Minnesota Wild today at 1 p.m.

• Wondering why Tim Tebow is at the Mets major league spring training camp? General Manager Sandy Alderson wants you to know it’s because Tebow is expected to play in the majors sometime this season.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Kids Week Queens: Native American Games  Mon Feb 19th 1-2:30pm   An interpretation of historic turning points in our city’s long history. This program highlights the history and culture of the Native Americans.  Kissena Park, Rose Avenue & Oak Avenue, Flushing
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Real Estate
• The Sunnyside property manager who displayed Nazi and Confederate posters in his building’s lobby has been forced out.

• For Sale – Astoria – Brick 2 family on large 24.42 x 141 s/f lot.  2 BRs each apt, 2 car garage, huge yard, full finished basement.  Asking $1.6M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Sale – Woodhaven - New Listing!  2 BR apt in Forest Park Complex…needs TLC.  Close to buses & trains, close to park.  Low maintenance.  Gas & electric included.  Asking $235,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Flushing – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom two-family home at 27-22 99th Street for $709,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday morning around 10:48 am, a newborn boy was found unconscious and unresponsive at 36th Avenue and Crescent Street. The child was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and the medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

• Early Saturday morning, around 12:47 a.m., there was a single car collision in front of 89-89 Union Turnpike, near the Stop & Shop. A 21-year-old man was driving a 2013 BMW when he lost control. He was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital.

Events
• Astoria – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Mid-Winter Recess Family Workshop.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue

• Flushing – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Kids Week Queens: Native American Games.  Kissena Park, Oak & Rose Avenues

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February 19th, 2018 at 11:52 am

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Afternoon Buzz: 13 Russian nationals indicted for election interference, Sunnyside condo with controversial lobby votes in new board

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Friday, February 16

Top Stories 
• Special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russians and three Russian companies for allegedly interfering in the 2016 presidential election.

• The FBI admitted that it failed to act on a tip in January about the Florida school shooting suspect.

• Three people were injured after they were struck by a falling fire escape piece in SoHo.

Lunar New Year Celebration
Sat Feb 17th  12-4pm
Celebrate the Year of the Dog with crafts and performances. Learn about the Lucky Plants of Lunar New Year. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St, Flushing.

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Queens News
• A Winter Storm Watch was issued for NYC this weekend due to expected snow and rain showers.

• A Sunnyside condominium voted in a new board after the property owner plastered Nazi and Confederacy posters all over the lobby.

• Flushing and Elmhurst are set to celebrate the Year of the Dog with several events this weekend.

Subway Status 
• There is no B train service between DeKalb Av and 145 St in both directions.

• B trains are running along the Q line between Dekalb Av and 96 St in both directions.
• B and D trains are running with delays in both directions. These service changes are because of signal problems at 7 Av.

• Some northbound F trains are stopping along the G line from Bergen St to Court Sq then via the E line to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av.

• Some southbound F trains will end at 2 Av. These service changes are because of a dog on the tracks at York St.

• Northbound R trains are stopping along the Q line from DeKalb Av to Canal St because of signal problems at Whitehall St-South Ferry. Expect delays in N, Q and R train service.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.
Weekend Service Changes

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Saturday.

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Sunday.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-495 eastbound between Exit 17E – I-278 and Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound between Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Exit 13 – I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy; Jackie Robinson Pkwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Rd; Ramp and Linden Blvd.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Belt System – Southern Pkwy and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between 50th St and Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports
Friday
• The Islanders visit the Carolina Hurricanes at 7:30 p.m.
• The NBA Rising Stars game kicks off at 9 p.m. on TNT.

Saturday
• The Rangers are in Ottawa to take on the Senators at 2 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn (13-15) is on the road against Wagner at 4 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn (12-15) hosts Fairleigh Dickinson at 4 p.m.
• All-Star Saturday Night features the 3-point contest, slam dunk contest and skills challenge. It begins at 8 p.m. on TNT.

Sunday
• The Rangers host the Philadelphia Flyers at noon.
• The NBA All-Star Game pits Team LeBron against Team Steph in Los Angeles. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW, 8PM) – When Rebecca decides to make amends for her past, she finds some unexpected challenges. At the same time, West Covina awaits an important new arrival.

Olympics 2018 Prime Time: Figure Skating, Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, Skeleton (NBC, 8PM) – Finals in men’s figure skating and women’s Alpine skiing (Super G) are on tap; plus women’s skiing aerials and skeleton.

Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (CBS, 8PM) – Houseguests compete live to win the Power of Veto, and then a Houseguest is evicted and interviewed by host Julie Chen.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Everything Sucks! Season 1 – In 1990s Oregon, members of a high school A/V club clash with the drama club.

Hulu: Cardinal Season 2 –  Detective John Cardinal and Detective Lise Delorme dive into a mysterious new case—a woman who appears at a roadside bar with a bullet in her head and no memory of who she is.

Amazon Video: Mozart in the Jungle Season 4 – New melodies arise as Rodrigo & Hailey take their relationship public. Hailey struggles to prove herself as a conductor, while Rodrigo fights to keep his inspiration alive.

Real Estate

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 17th & Sun Feb 18th 2:30-3:30pm  88-01 Doran Ave, Glendale  Lovely Cape Cod style 1 family home features 4 BRs, FDR, semi finished basement, wood burning fireplace, 2 car garage. Asking $705,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 17th & Sun Feb 18th 12-2pm  60-27 78th Street, Middle Village  Brick one family home offers FDR, 3 BRs with Queen size Master, full finished basement, yard/patio & garage. Close to all! Asking $799,000. Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

Local Eats of the Day

 Bonchon
Located at 25-30 Broadway.

Enjoy an order of 10 pc. wings served with a side of pickled radish for $13.95.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
• Glendale – 9:30 p.m. – Generations perform.  Yer Man’s Irish Pub, 70-26 88th St.

Saturday
• Flushing – 9:30 a.m. – Pre-Parade Reception.  St. George’s Episcopal Church, 135-32 38th Ave.
• Astoria – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The Big APAC Rummage Sale!  Good Shepherd Church, 30-44 Crescent St.
• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Chinese New Year Parade.  Union St. & 37th Ave.
 Flushing – Noon to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
• Elmhurst – Noon to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year celebration at Queens Center Mall. 90-15 Queens Blvd.
• LIC – 12:30 p.m. – Broken Hearts Comedy.  Queens Library, 21-45 31st St.
• Flushing – 2 p.m. – The Costume Art of Imperial Opera Opening Reception.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
 East Elmhurst - 3 p.m. – Concert of Classics.  St. Michael’s Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd.
• Jamaica - 7:30 p.m. – The Langston Hughes Project “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz”.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 161-04 Jamaica Ave
• Corona – 8 p.m. – Broadway Valentines.  Queens Theatre. 14 United Nations Ave So.
• Glendale – 8 to 11 p.m. – Mid-Winter Beatles Bash featuring Yesterday & Today.  Yer Man’s Irish Pub, 70-26 88th St.

Sunday
• Corona – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Little Makers: Happy New Year Lanterns.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.
• Corona – 3 p.m. – Broadway Valentines.  Queens Theatre. 14 United Nations Ave So.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
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February 16th, 2018 at 4:26 pm

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Morning Buzz: Mourners host vigil for Florida shooting victims, Dead whale likely struck by boat

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Friday, February 16
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Asian Lunar New Year. Parking meters are in effect.

Weather
• Light rain in the morning and windy in the afternoon. High of 54. Saturday will be mostly cloudy with a high of 37. Sunday warms to a high of 45 degrees and sunny.

Top Stories
• Police have identified all 17 victims from the South Florida school shooting. More than 1,000 people attended an emotional vigil for the victims last night.

• The Senate rejected four compromise immigration bills, leaving the status of Dreamers in limbo.

• A charter school teacher and his twin brother were arrested for keeping bomb-making materials in their Bronx home and preparing a terror strike.

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Lunar New Year Craft: Dragons & Dogs  Fri Feb 16th 12pm  We’ll be making dragons for good fortune, and dogs to welcome the Year of the Dog. We provide the materials; you provide the fun! All ages are welcome.   Queens Library, 60-05 Main Street, Queensboro Hill
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Queens News
• A whale that washed ashore in Breezy Point earlier this week was likely fatally struck by a boat.

• A Queens lawmaker is proposing legislation that would run abusive “puppy mills” out of business.

• A Little Neck resident wants the MTA to improve bus service to the local LIRR station.

Politics
• Lawmakers who support the NRA don’t want to jump to conclusions just yeton the South Florida mass shooting.

• De Blasio and Cuomo continued their never-ending feud, this time over NYCHA’s lead paint and heating troubles.

Entertainment
• Maybe they’re on a break? Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announced their separation after just three years of marriage.

• Take a look inside Amy Schumer’s secret wedding to now-husband Chris Fischer.

Buzzing Back

• In 2017 Michael Jackson’s 1982 album “Thriller” was certified 33-times Platinum in the U.S.   Read Billboard’s 2012 Track-by-Track review of the album.

• In 1990, R&B singer Abel Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd) is born in Toronto, Canada.  His first album “Trilogy”, released in 2012, was certified double Platinum in March of 2016.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Trump offers empty platitudes in the wake of the South Florida shooting, deflecting from the issue of guns.

• A column in USA Today says “Black Panther” can empower students of color by highlighting Africa’s centuries of greatness.

In the Blogs
• The Astoria Performing Arts Center is hosting a reading series called “Intersecting Identities.

• Find out how to march with the Forest Hills Asian Association in this year’sLunar New Year parade.

Trending in New York
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Scoreboard
• The Islanders (28-25-6) blanked the Rangers (27-26-5), 3-0.

• The Mets don’t need Matt Harvey to be the Dark Knight, they just need him to be the best version of himself.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Islanders visit the Carolina Hurricanes at 7:30 p.m.
• The NBA Rising Stars game kicks off at 9 p.m. on TNT.
Saturday
• The Rangers are in Ottawa to take on the Senators at 2 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn (13-15) is on the road against Wagner at 4 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn (12-15) hosts Fairleigh Dickinson at 4 p.m.
• All-Star Saturday Night features the 3-point contest, slam dunk contest and skills challenge. It begins at 8 p.m. on TNT.
Sunday
• The Rangers host the Philadelphia Flyers at noon.
• The NBA All-Star Game pits Team LeBron against Team Steph in Los Angeles. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Lunar New Year Celebration  Sat Feb 17th  12-4pm  Celebrate the Year of the Dog with crafts and performances. Learn about the Lucky Plants of Lunar New Year. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Nursing home operator SentosaCare has sold its four-story Little Neck facilityfor $25 million.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 17th & Sun Feb 18th 3:30-4:30pm  77-29 79th Place, Glendale  1 family home features 3 BRs, FDR, 1.5 bath, full finished basement, 1 car garage, yard.  Asking $639,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 18th 1-3pm  88-32 74th Avenue, Glendale  New Listing!  One of a kind brick Tudor features large sunken LR, FDR, 3 BRs, 1.5 bath.  2 working fireplaces, full finished basement, terrace and garage.  Asking $859,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Ridgewood – An eight-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,000-square-foot house at 64-33 Catalpa Avenue for $1.3 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• This Lunar New Year, try some of Flushing’s best dumplings at White Bear or Dumpling Galaxy.

• If you’re looking for delicious dim sum, check out New East Ocean Palace or Asian Jewels in Flushing.

Restaurant ABC’s – Fresh Meadows
Grade A – Umi Sushi, 177-13 Union Tpke. – Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade B – Meo Japanese Hibachi, 185-01 Union Tpke. – Filth flies, Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade C – Namak Mandi, 184-02 Horace Harding Expy. – Filth flies.

Events
Kew Garden Hills11:30 a.m. – “Have a Heart” Pop-Up Craft.  Queens Library, 72-33 Vleigh Place

Queensboro HillNoon – Lunar New Year Crafts: Dragons & Dogs.  Queens Library, 60-50 Main St.

Bayside1 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella announces results of constituent survey regarding safety on NYC trees. Avella’s district office, 38-50 Bell Blvd. Suite C.

Briarwood3:30 p.m. – Chinese New year Story & Craft.  Queens Library, 85-12 Main Street

Arverne4 p.m. – Create a Necklace/Bracelet.  Queens Library, 312 Beach 54th Street

Glendale9:30 p.m. – Generations perform.  Yer Man’s Irish Pub, 70-26 88th Street.

Saturday
Flushing9:30 a.m. – Pre-Parade Reception.  St. George’s Episcopal Church, 135-32 38th Avenue
Astoria10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The Big APAC Rummage Sale!  Good Shepherd Church, 30-44 Crescent Street
Flushing11 a.m. – Chinese New Year Parade.  Union Street & 37th Avenue
FlushingNoon to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
ElmhurstNoon to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year celebration at Queens Center Mall. 90-15 Queens Blvd.
LIC12:30 p.m. – Broken Hearts Comedy.  Queens Library, 21-45 31st Street
Flushing2 p.m. – The Costume Art of Imperial Opera Opening Reception.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
East Elmhurst - 3 p.m. – Concert of Classics.  St. Michael’s Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd.
Jamaica - 7:30 p.m. – The Langston Hughes Project “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz”.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Corona8 p.m. – Broadway Valentines.  Queens Theatre. 14 United Nations Ave So.
Glendale8 to 11 p.m. – Mid-Winter Beatles Bash featuring Yesterday & Today.  Yer Man’s Irish Pub, 70-26 88th Street
Sunday
Corona10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Little Makers: Happy New Year Lanterns.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
Corona3 p.m. – Broadway Valentines.  Queens Theatre. 14 United Nations Ave So.

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February 16th, 2018 at 1:30 pm

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by MK Vision Center in Forest Hills

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Thursday, February 15

Top Stories 
• The Florida high school shooting suspect made his first appearance in court and was charged with 17 counts of murder.

• President Trump responded to the Florida high school shooting with a focus on mental health, but did not mention guns.

• An NYPD sergeant was acquitted of all charges in connection to the fatal shooting of an emotionally disturbed Bronx woman in 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Queens News
• A man was shot and wounded during an attempted home invasion by three men in Jamaica.

The LIC Partnership wants to develop a life science hub in the neighborhood.

• A nine-floor residential building has been proposed across the former 5Pointz site in Court Square.

Subway Status 
• Good Service on all lines as of 4 p.m.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge and Exit 29B – Tillary St.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from I-495 Long Island Expwy to Exit 4 – Liberty Ave

• Delays on I-678 northbound from Belt System – Southern Pkwy to Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Metropolitan Ave; Williamsburg Bridge to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports
• In their chase for more lottery balls, the Knicks (23-36) fell to the Wizards, 118-113.

• But the Nets (19-40) still have them beat, dropping another to the Pacers, 108-103.

• St. John’s (14-13) won its third straight, edging out DePaul on the road, 77-76.

• The Rangers (27-25-5)  head to Brooklyn for a 7 p.m. meeting with the Islanders (27-25-6).

• So far, Germany has taken home the most Gold Medals in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Here’s what’s on the schedule today.

What’s On TV Tonight

Beyond (FREFM, 8PM) – Holden turns to Charlie for help in understanding what is happening with him and the Realm, but she is reluctant to share why she’s back in Ft. Reed.

The Bachelor Winter Games (ABC, 8PM) – Romantic connections are well underway as the participants arrive at an ice rink for their second winter games challenge—speed skating.

Killing Fields (DSC, 9PM) – David Cruz is not a match, and the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office refocuses their efforts on a new promising suspect.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Love per Square Foot- A guy and a girl enter a marriage of convenience to buy a flat, and make space for themselves, in Mumbai, the city of their dreams.

Hulu: Awkward. Season 1 – An unpopular teen gains immediate, yet unwanted, attention at her high school when the student body mistakes an accident she has for a suicide attempt.

Amazon Video: Victoria Season 2 – Queen Victoria faces the challenge of balancing a growing family with her marriage to Prince Albert and her work–all while being the ruler of the most powerful nation on earth.

Real Estate

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Spacious five room apartment features 2 bedrooms, 1 modern bathroom, and EiK. Close to shopping and subway. Asking $2,200/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Middle Village – One family brick home features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, full finished basement, 1 car garage, private driveway, wood floors, and balcony. Asking $999,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-821-5999

Local Eats of the Day

• Spice Kitchen
Located at 7104 Grand Ave.

Enjoy an order of their popular Chicken Tikka Masala, skewered chicken cooked in a creamy tomato fenugreek sauce and prepared with white meat and served with basmati rice for $11.99.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
•  Hillcrest – 4:30 p.m. – Lunar New Year Story Time. Queens Library, 187-05 Union Turnpike.

• LIC 5:30 p.m. – Healing a Broken Heart. Queens Library, 40-209 Broadway.

• Maspeth – 7 to 10 p.m. – Queens Council on the Arts Benefit Gala. Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.

• East Elmhurst 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting. Louis Armstrong Middle School, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
• Headphones: Are you looking into a new pair of headphones?
 Check out this list of the best overall headphones of 2018 so far.

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February 15th, 2018 at 4:27 pm

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Thursday, February 15

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 62.

Top Stories
• Seventeen students were killed in a massacre at a Florida school. The troubled teen shooter bought his gun legally.

• A teacher who hid 19 students in a closet during the rampage says the government has failed us. A football coach was shot protecting students.

• Meanwhile, a student in Washington was arrested for planning his own school shooting. Since Sandy Hook in 2012, there have been 273 school shootings.

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Concert of Classics  Sat Feb 17th  3pm  Featuring Music by The Beatles, recognizing upcoming artists Olga Turkina on violin and Philipp Petkov on piano. Free! St. Michael’s Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd, East Elmhurst
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Queens News
• The director of the Queens Museum and a top deputy have been fired for trying to block a celebration commemorating the creation of Israel.

• An architecture firm will turn the Fountains of the Fair in Flushing Meadows Park into a mist garden.

• A Queens doctor says she was barred from New York-Presbyterian in Flushing because she refused her boss’ request for oral sex.

Politics
• Porn star Stormy Daniels believes she is free to talk about her affair with President Donald Trump after his attorney confirmed a $130K payout.

• The mayor unveiled his plan to close Rikers Island after announcing he had the support he needed from the City Council to move forward.

Entertainment
• Fifth time’s a charm! Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is engaged again, this time to a social media star 24 years younger than him.

• Blake Griffin’s former fiancee is suing the NBA star, saying he abandoned her and her family to hook up with Kendall Jenner.

Buzzing Back

• In 2016, the Grammys paid tribute to the late Glenn Frey. Eagles members took the stage for a rendition of this song in his memory.

• In 1954, cartoonist Matt Groening is born in Portland, Oregon. In 1989, he started this animated series, the longest-running sitcom of all time.

Opinion
• A columnist in the Leader-Observer says the boy who died in an icy Forest Park pond and the soldier it is named for are now linked forever.

• The Queens Ledger argues the city should seriously consider a plan to use a freight line through the center of the borough for a new commuter train.

In the Blogs
• A new report says apartments in CityLights in LIC are still a good value despite the skyrocketing maintenance costs.

Numero 28 has officially opened its new space on Restaurant Row in Forest Hills.

Trending in New York
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Scoreboard
• In their chase for more lottery balls, the Knicks (23-36) fell to the Wizards, 118-113.

• But the Nets (19-40) still have them beat, dropping another to the Pacers, 108-103.

• St. John’s (14-13) won its third straight, edging out DePaul on the road, 77-76.

• The Rangers (27-25-5)  head to Brooklyn for a 7 p.m. meeting with the Islanders (27-25-6).

• So far, Germany has taken home the most Gold Medals in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Here’s what’s on the schedule today.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Little Makers: Happy New Year Lanterns  Sun Feb 18th 10:30am-12:30pmCelebrate the Year of the Dog as you tinker with LEDs and tissue paper to make a glowing lantern. $6  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
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Real Estate
• Another large mixed-use development is coming to Long Island City.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 17th & Sun Feb 18th 2:30-3:30pm  88-01 Doran Avenue, Glendale  Lovely Cape Cod style 1 family home features 4 BRs, FDR, semi finished basement, wood burning fireplace, 2 car garage.  Asking $750,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 17th & Sun Feb 18th 12-2pm  60-27 78th Street, Middle Village  Brick one family home offers FDR, 3 BRs with Queen size Master, full finished basement, yard/patio & garage.  Close to all!  Asking $799,000  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

• Sold – Four-bedroom, three-bath, 2,608-square-foot single family home at160-39 81st Street in Howard Beach for $800,000.

Style & Fashion
• Is New York Fashion Week going out of style? A record low number of shows this year has many wondering about the event’s future.

• Headed to see “Black Panther” this weekend? Here are some small, but crucial, costume details you shouldn’t miss.

Events
LIC8:30 to 10 a.m. – LICP Business Breakfast on new federal tax laws. LIC Conference Center, 27-01 Queens Plaza N.

Sunnyside1:30 p.m. – Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina makes announcement. Queens Vocational and Tech H.S., 37-02 47th Ave.

•  Hillcrest4:30 p.m. – Lunar New Year Story Time. Queens Library, 187-05 Union Turnpike

LIC - 5:30 p.m. – Healing a Broken Heart. Queens Library, 40-209 Broadway

Maspeth7 to 10 p.m. – Queens Council on the Arts Benefit Gala. Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.

East Elmhurst - 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting. Louis Armstrong Middle School, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

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February 15th, 2018 at 2:33 pm

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by Aigner Chocolates in Forest Hills

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Wednesday, February 14

Top Stories 
• A shooter is still at large after opening fire at a Florida high school and injuring multiple people.

• President Trump’s personal lawyer said he paid $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels, who claimed she had an affair with Trump.

• Mayor de Blasio and the City Council reached a deal to replace Rikers Island with four community-based facilities.

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Queens News
• An exchange student from China was beaten and robbed by a thief who followed him at St. John’s Preparatory High School.

• A 68-year-old woman died after she suffered a heart attack and lost consciousness while driving in Jamaica.

• Elmhurst’s Georgia Diner is set to close its doors in March and will merge with the Nevada Diner located nearby.

Subway Status 
• J trains are running with delays in both directions because of track maintenance at Lorimer St, Broadway Junction and 121 St.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound from Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge to Exit – 38th St; Sunset Park Industrial Park.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound from Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / QueensBlvd to Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

• Accident investigation on Woodside Ave westbound at 57 St all lanes closed until further notice.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound from Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expwy to Exit 13 – I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy; Jackie Robinson Pkwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from Exit 12B – I-495; Ramp to Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit 30 – Flushing Ave to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports
• The Rangers (27-25-5) fell to the Minnesota Wild, 3-2.

• The Islanders (27-25-6) were crushed by the Blue Jackets, 4-1

• The Knicks (23-35) host the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (19-39) welcome the Indiana Pacers to Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

Olympics 2018 Prime Time: Figure Skating, Alpine Skiing, Skeleton, Speed Skating (NBC,8PM) – Gold medal finals: pairs’ free skating, men’s Alpine super-G and women’s 1000m speedskating. Also: men’s skeleton.

The Magicians (Syfy, 9PM) – Quentin faces a formidable foe, as Julia helps Alice with a dangerous endeavor.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX,10PM) – Naval officer Jeffrey Trail meets Andrew Cunanan for the first time, and Gianni Versace reveals his sexuality to the world.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Chris Rock: Tamborine – Chris Rock takes the stage in Brooklyn for a comedy special filled with searing observations on fatherhood, infidelity, and American politics.

Hulu: Star Trek – The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father’s legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

Amazon Video: Suits Season 7 – Now that Mike is officially recognized as a lawyer and has accepted Harvey’s offer to return to the firm, the team is back together again at Pearson Specter Litt.

Real Estate

• For Rent – Glendale – Apartment features 2 bedrooms, brand new kitchen, and deck. Location convenient to transportation and all the amenities of Myrtle Avenue. Asking $1,800. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Corona – Six families, new construction. Two 2 bedroom apartments and four 1 bedroom apartment. All utilities seperated. Asking $2,750,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

Local Eats of the Day

• Sugar Club
Located at 8118 Broadway.

Enjoy their Romeo Toast made with chocolate ice cream, bananas, Nutella, Kit Kats, and a brownie for $10.

Click here to view their menu.

Local Events 
• Flushing – 3 to 6 p.m. – Hearts & Crafts Day. Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Ave.

• Forest Hills – 4 p.m. – My Funny Valentine Craft. Queens Library, 108-19 71st Ave.

• Ridgewood – 4 p.m. – Valentine’s Day Party. Queens Library, 20-12 Madison St.

• Sunnyside – 7 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer attends “Queens of the Night/Reinas de la Noche” opening night. Thalia Hispanic Theatre, 47-17 Greenpoint Ave.

• Astoria 7:30 p.m. – The Perfect Couple: A Game Show. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
Phone Carrier: Are you thinking about switching to a low-cost carrier?

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February 14th, 2018 at 4:18 pm

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