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Friday, December 15

Top Stories 
• Senator Marco Rubio and Senator Bob Corker announced their support for the GOP tax bill after last minute changes were made.

• President Trump praised law enforcement at a graduation ceremony at the FBI National Academy after he criticized the FBI earlier.

• A Long Island woman was arrested for using bitcoin to financially support ISIS.

Queens News
• A celebration was held to highlight the Marine Corp’s Toys for Tots program in Whitestone.

• Police are searching for a man who broke into a store in and robbed $500 in Sunnyside.

• Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a teen in Jamaica.

Subway Status 
• 2,3 Trains run at reduced speed through the Clark St Tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and 39th St.

• Disabled vehicle on I-678 southbound approaching Exit 4 – Liberty Ave left lane blocked.

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

Sports
Friday
• The Rangers (16-12-3) host the Los Angeles Kings at 7 p.m.
• The Nets travel across the border to Toronto to take on the Raptors at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers visit the Boston Bruins for a 5 p.m. matchup.
• The Islanders welcome the L.A. Kings to Brooklyn at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks face Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder at MSG. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn (3-6) takes on Iona in Brooklyn Heights at 1 p.m.
Sunday
• The Nets are home against the Indiana Pacers at 6 p.m.
• The Giants (2-11) host the rival Philadelphia Eagles at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (5-8) head to New Orleans to play the Saints at 1 p.m.
• St. John’s (8-2) welcome Iona to Carnasecca Arena at 4:30 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn (4-7) hosts Saint Peter’s at noon.

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What’s On TV Tonight

Once Upon a Time (ABC, 8PM) – When Drizella threatens the realm with a dark curse, Henry and Ella take extreme actions to protect Lucy and the others; and Regina is forced into making an unimaginable choice.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 9PM) – Coulson and the team discover what their captors’ true intentions are; and in space, escape is not an option.

Hawaiii Five-O (CBS, 9PM) – When Danny is shot while quarantined in the hospital with McGarrett, Tani and Junior, he’s left unconscious and clinging to life, imagining a future for everyone in Five-0.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Sahara – Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the “Ship of Death” in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.

Hulu: Everest – An international team of climbers ascends Mt. Everest in the spring of 1996.

Amazon Video: Jean-Claude Van Johnson – Retired actor/international spy Jean-Claude Van Damme comes out of retirement to romantically pursue his former hairdresser/right-hand woman Vanessa.

Real Estate

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Dec 16th 11-12pm 30-69 47th St. PH1, Astoria – Penthouse features 2 bedrooms, renovated bathroom, home office, open kitchen, renovated hardwood floors, and private terrace. Asking $3,000/month. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• For Sale – Flushing – New Listing!  Lovely 6 room, 3 BR end unit co-op has hardwood floors throughout, plenty of windows and closets, updated bath.  Asking $388,000  O’KaneRealty  718-779-1111

Local Eats of the Day

• Pies ‘N’ Thighs
Located at 166 S 4th St.

Enjoy their chicken sandwich made with avocado, bacon, jack cheese, ranch, lettuce, tomato, and onion with fries or salad for $12.

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

Local Events 
Woodhaven – 7 to 9 p.m. – Woodhaven’s Annual Holiday Party. Emanuel United Church of Christ – Upstairs Hall, 93-12 91st Ave.
• Forest Hills – 7:30 p.m. – The New York Sri Chinmoy Center International Choir performs “Songs of Peace and Light.” First Presbyterian Church of Forest Hills70-35 112th St @ 71st Ave.

Saturday
• Ridgewood – 9 a.m. to noon – 104th Precinct presents Cookies and Cocoa with Santa. 64-02 Catalpa Ave.
• Astoria - 11 a.m. – The Princess Bride: 30th Anniversary Screening. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Sunnyside – Noon to 2 p.m. – 108th Community Council Christmas Party for Children. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.
• Rego Park – Noon to 4 p.m. – Free Meet & Greet with Santa Claus & Friends. Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Astoria – 1 p.m. – 25th Anniversary Screening: The Muppets Christmas Carol. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• LIC – 1 p.m. – Free Screening: Camelot – 50th Anniversary. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor.
• Bayside – 1 to 3 p.m. – Holiday Cookies & Crafts. Bayside Historical Society,208 Totten Ave.
• Flushing – 1 to 5:30 p.m. – Tinker Fest & Holiday Tree Lighting. Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St.
• East Elmhurst – 3 p.m. – Toys for Tots Collection. St. Michael’s Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd.
• Ridgewood – 5 to 11 p.m. – Saturday Night Bazaar & Artisan Market. Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Ave.
• Ridgewood - 6 to 9 p.m. – Candlelight Tour. Onderdonk House 1820 Flushing Ave.
• Jackson Heights – 7 to 10 p.m. – 9th Annual Jackson Heights Winter Caroling Sing & Stroll.  Corner of 31st Ave & 75th St.
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – A Season of Unity: 77th Annual Winter Concert. Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Ave.

Sunday
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – The Princess Bride: 30th Anniversary Screening. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Astoria - 1 p.m. – 25th Anniversary Screening: The Muppets Christmas Carol. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Fresh Meadows – 3 p.m. – A Festival of (Laser) Lights! Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.
• Flushing – 3 p.m. – Queens Symphony Orchestra presents: Family Concert, Happy Holidays! LeFrak Concert Hall, 153-49 Reeves Ave.
• Forest Hills – 6 p.m. – 3rd Community Grand Menorah Lighting. Yellowstone Municipal Park, 68-01 Yellowstone Blvd.
• Flushing - 7:30 p.m. – Queens Opera Theatre: The Gift of the Magi.  Flushing town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

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December 15th, 2017 at 4:30 pm

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Friday, December 15

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 31 degrees. The weekend will be partly cloudy and warmer with a high of 39 degrees.

Top Stories
• The FCC voted to repeal net neutrality, allowing Internet service providers the freedom to block or slow down websites and apps.

• Senator Marco Rubio refused to vote for the Republican tax plan unless it expands a tax credit for low-income Americans, putting the bill in jeopardy.

• The driver who killed Heather Heyer at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville now faces upgraded murder charges.

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Please Join Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Member Elizabeth Crowley on Mon. Dec 18th at 7pm for a town hall meeting for residents of the 30th Council District. This will be a fantastic opportunity to ask your questions to the Mayor, Council Member, and the City’s top commissioners. Please RSVP here: nyc.gov/cd30townhall or by calling (212) 788-4282.  PS/IS 113, 78-23 87th Street, Glendale
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Queens News
• Two Long Island men have been charged with in a shooting that killed Queens rapper Chinx in 2015.

• A fentanyl dealer, who also supplied crack cocaine to dealers in Queensbridge, was sentenced to eight years in prison.

• Fifteen inmates at Rikers Island were indicted for allegedly assaulting a Department of Corrections captain.

Politics
• The City Council has launched an investigation into Bronx Councilman Andy King for allegations of sexual assault.

• Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams is gearing up to take on Governor Cuomo in the primary.

Entertainment
• Mario Batali has been fired from “The Chew” following allegations of sexual misconduct.

• Publicist Kelly Cutrone accused Russell Simmons of trying to rape her in 1991.

Buzzing Back

• In 2001 Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after a team of experts spent 11 years and $27 million to fortify the tower without eliminating its famous lean.  View pictures here.

• In 1933 comedian Tim Conway is born in Willoughby, Ohio.  One of his most memorable roles is this one….on this show.

Opinion
• The Daily News says repealing net neutrality will harm innovations for start-ups and hurt consumers.

• The Post says Congress and investigators need to get to the bottom of Peter Strzok’s bias on the Mueller probe.

In the Blogs
• Check out the Never Built New York exhibit at the Queens Museum.

• Meet Santa at Atlas Mall in Glendale until Christmas Eve.

Trending in New York
#TheLastJedi
#Revival
#MakeAFriendIn5Words
Charlottesville
Laura Dern

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (17-12-3) fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets, 6-4.

• The Knicks (15-13) topped the Nets (11-16), 111-104.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers (16-12-3) host the Los Angeles Kings at 7 p.m.
• The Nets travel across the border to Toronto to take on the Raptors at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers visit the Boston Bruins for a 5 p.m. matchup.
• The Islanders welcome the L.A. Kings to Brooklyn at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks face Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder at MSG. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn (3-6) takes on Iona in Brooklyn Heights at 1 p.m.
Sunday
• The Nets are home against the Indiana Pacers at 6 p.m.
• The Giants (2-11) host the rival Philadelphia Eagles at 1 p.m.
• The Nets (5-8) head to New Orleans to play the Saints at 1 p.m.
• St. John’s (8-2) welcome Iona to Carnasecca Arena at 4:30 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn (4-7) hosts Saint Peter’s at noon.

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Quiet Clubbing $5 Ugly Sweater Party   Fri Dec 15th 10pm  Quiet Clubbing Party with a Holiday twist! This is our 1st Annual Ugly Sweater Party come in your ugliest sweaters and get a Free shot!   Studio Square, 35-33 36th Street, LIC
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed to build a five-story residential development on Avery Avenue in Flushing.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Dec 16th 2-4pm  102-28 Jamaica Avenue, Richmond Hill  Brick mixed use property features 4 family home + 1700 s/f commercial space.  Great location, near subway.  Each apt has EIK, LR/DR, 1 BR and 1 full bath.  Asking $1.598M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Dec 16th 12-2:30pm  917 N6th Street, New Hyde Park  Two story 1 family home features 4 BRs, 1.5 bath, renovated kitchen w/ SS appliance & granite countertops.  Lg backyard w/ above-ground pool, 1 car garage.  Asking $653,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Forest Hills – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,610-square-foot house at 69-27 Ingram Street for $1.65 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater lists the hottest Queens restaurants for December 2017.

• Looking for a New Year’s Eve spot? Try eating at DiWine in Astoria.

Restaurant ABC’s – St. Albans
Grade A – Tastee Jerk, 200-03 Hollis Ave. – Evidence of mice.
Grade B – Patmar Bake Shop, 205-07 Linden Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice, Live roaches, Filth flies.
Grade C – Habits Nurturing Youthfulness, 109-16 Farmers Blvd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice, Filth flies.

Events
Whitestone10 a.m. – Adopt-A-Senior provides holiday gifts to 179 guests residing at the Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing. 157-15 19th Ave.

Astoria10:30 a.m. – Elected officials, state Department of Transportation to announce trucks will be allowed on Grand Central Parkway between BQE and RFK Bridge. Columbus Triangle, Astoria Blvd. South and 31st St.

LIC11 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer to unveil plaque honoring memory of city janitor killed on the job 39 years ago. 33-28 Northern Blvd.

Forest Hills7:30 p.m. – The New York Sri Chinmoy Center International Choir performs “Songs of Peace and Light.” First Presbyterian Church of Forest Hills, 70-35 112th St @ 71st Ave.

Saturday
Ridgewood9 a.m. to noon – 104th Precinct presents Cookies and Cocoa with Santa. 64-02 Catalpa Ave.
Astoria - 11 a.m. – The Princess Bride: 30th Anniversary Screening. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
SunnysideNoon to 2 p.m. – 108th Community Council Christmas Party for Children. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th Street
Rego ParkNoon to 4 p.m. – Free Meet & Greet with Santa Claus & Friends. Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
Astoria1 p.m. – 25th Anniversary Screening: The Muppets Christmas Carol. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
LIC1 p.m. – Free Screening: Camelot – 50th Anniversary. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor
Bayside1 to 3 p.m. – Holiday Cookies & Crafts. Bayside Historical Society,208 Totten Avenue
Flushing1 to 5:30 p.m. – Tinker Fest & Holiday Tree Lighting. Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street
East Elmhurst3 p.m. – Toys for Tots Collection. St. Michael’s Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd.
Ridgewood5 to 11 p.m.Saturday Night Bazaar & Artisan Market. Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Avenue
Ridgewood - 6 to 9 p.m. – Candlelight Tour. Onderdonk House 1820 Flushing Avenue
Jackson Heights7 to 10 p.m. – 9th Annual Jackson Heights Winter Caroling Sing & Stroll.  Corner of 31st Avenue & 75th Street
Flushing8 p.m. – A Season of Unity: 77th Annual Winter Concert. Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Avenue
Sunday
Astoria11 a.m. – The Princess Bride: 30th Anniversary Screening. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Astoria - 1 p.m. – 25th Anniversary Screening: The Muppets Christmas Carol. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Fresh Meadows3 p.m. – A Festival of (Laser) Lights! Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.
Flushing3 p.m. – Queens Symphony Orchestra presents: Family Concert, Happy Holidays! LeFrak Concert Hall, 153-49 Reeves Avenue
Forest Hills6 p.m. – 3rd Community Grand Menorah Lighting. Yellowstone Municipal Park, 68-01 Yellowstone Blvd.
Flushing - 7:30 p.m. – Queens Opera Theatre: The Gift of the Magi.  Flushing town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

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December 15th, 2017 at 2:02 pm

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Thursday, December 14

Top Stories 
• The FCC voted to repeal net neutrality rules, which prohibited Internet providers from blocking websites or charging for high quality service or specific content.

• Disney reached a deal to buy the majority of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion.

• The City Council is investigating sexual harassment allegations against Bronx Councilman Andy King.

Queens News
• Police arrested two Long Island inmates for the 2015 drive-by slaying of Queens rapper Chinx.

• Fifteen Rikers Island inmates were charged for the assault of a corrections captain on Thanksgiving Day.

• A teen was critically injured after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the street in Jamaica.

Subway Status 
• 2 and 3 trains run at reduced speed through the Clark St Tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-495 eastbound from Maurice Ave to Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from 69th Rd; Ramp to Linden Blvd.

• Delays on I-678 northbound from Exit 1B-2 – North Conduit Ave; NY 27 to Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 westbound from Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy to Exit – 38th St; Sunset Park Industrial Park.

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

Sports
• The Rangers (16-12-3) fell to the Senators, 3-2.

• The Islanders (17-11-3) lost to the Dallas Stars, 5-2.

• The Knicks (14-13) head to Brooklyn to take on the Nets (11-15). Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

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What’s On TV Tonight

iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2017(CW, 8PM) – A holiday music event that celebrates the season with performances by Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, the Chainsmokers, Fifth Harmony, Liam Payne, Camila Cabello and Niall Horan.

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8PM) – Sheldon and Wolowitz plan birthday celebrations for Amy and Halley, respectively. Also, Leonard receives a Christmas letter from his brother that causes him to spiral out about his own lack of accomplishments.

The Wonderful World of Disney: Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (ABC, 8PM) – Christmas is celebrated in Arendelle when Anna and Elsa open the gates for the first time in years.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Halt and Catch Fire Season 4 – The final season of the series sees the early days of the Internet and web browsers as everyone ponders their destinies both personally and professionally.

Hulu: Bunheads Season 1 – Michelle, a Las Vegas showgirl marries a man on a whim and moves to his sleepy coastal town where she winds up working alongside her new mother-in-law at her dance school.

Amazon Video: American Experience Season 1 – A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Real Estate

• For Rent – Maspeth – Apartment features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, newly polished wood floors, living room, dining room and kitchen. Convenient to transportation and shopping. Asking $1,900/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Forest Hills – Co-Op features 2 bedroom, 2 baths, terrace, renovated kitchen, and hardwood floors. Amenities include rooftop pool, party pool, free gym, outdoor leisure area and more. Asking $659,000.Halstead Real Estate  718-520-0303

Local Eats of the Day

• Madera Cuban Grill and Steakhouse

Located at 4729 Vernon Blvd.

Enjoy their popular Sandwich Cubano made with roasted pork, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, and served with homemade french fries or salad for $12.

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

Local Events 
Rockaway Beach - 5 p.m. – August martin High School students hosts holiday celebration for local youth. Hammels Community Center, 81-14 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

LIC – 5 p.m. – Plaxell unveils its rezoning proposal for Anable Basin. CUNY School of Law, 2 Court Sq West.

• Glendale – 6 p.m. – Menorah Lighting. The Shops at Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Ave.

Middle Village – 6:30 p.m. – Middle Village Kiwanis Holiday Dinner. Villa Erasmo, 69-61 Juniper Valley Blvd. South

Oakland Gardens – 7 p.m. – District 26 CEC Meeting. MS 74, 61-15 Oceania St.

• LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Dutch Kills Civic Association Meeting. Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-37 28th St.

 Middle Village - 7:45 p.m. – Juniper Park Civic Association Meeting. Our Lady of Hope Auditorium, 71st St. & Eliot Ave.

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December 14th, 2017 at 4:00 pm

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Thursday, December 14

Weather
• Morning snow tapering off and giving way to partly cloudy skies with a high of 31 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Health Department says the flu is running rampant in NYC, and urges everyone to get a flu shot.

• Struggling with a huge drop in customers, Subway is facing a revolt among its franchisees who don’t want to offer further discounts.

• Today is the fifth anniversary of the horrific mass shooting inside an elementary school in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.

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Menorah Lighting  Thurs Dec 14th 6pm Join us in the Market Plaza for the blessing ceremony. The Shops at Atlas, 8000 Cooper Ave, Glendale
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Queens News
• Embattled former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick paid a visit to inmates on Rikers Island.

• The brother of a Glendale firefighter who was killed in a blaze earlier this year is starting a charity in his honor

• The MTA is shutting down a tunnel between Queens and Manhattan on the E and M lines to make repairs.

Politics
• A City Council ethics committee will meet behind closed doors tomorrow to discuss allegations – believed to be sexual – against one of its members.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo ripped into a female reporter who repeatedly asked him about sexual harassment issues in state government.

Entertainment
• Morgan Spurlock, who dined on nothing but McDonald’s for the film Super Size Me, admitted to a history of sexual  assault in a Twitter post.

• Maybe it’s twins! John Stamos is going to be a dad for the first time at the age of 54.

Buzzing Back

• In 1977 Saturday Night Fever is released, launching a musical juggernaut. Here is the #1 song from the movie.

• In 1946, actress Patty Duke is born in Elmhurst. At age 16, she won her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in this movie.

Opinion
• In an op-ed for the Times, Salma Hayek writes Harvey Weinstein repeatedly sexually harassed her. Weinstein responds.

• Three activist explain in the Daily News why they will be protesting outside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s $50,000-a-plate fundraiser tonight.

In the Blogs
• The city will unveil its safety proposals for Skillman and 43rd avenues at a town hall meeting next week.

• A tunnel shutdown will cause problems for commuters who take the E and M trains between Queens and Manhattan.

Trending in New York
#NetNeutrality
#MrRobot
Newtown
#bfc530
Tavis Smiley

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (16-12-3) fell to the Senators, 3-2.

• The Islanders (17-11-3) lost to the Dallas Stars, 5-2.

• The Knicks (14-13) head to Brooklyn to take on the Nets (11-15). Tip-off is at7:30 p.m.

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

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Toys for Tots  Sat Dec 16th  3pm  The United States Marines will collect presents to be distributed to children across the metro area. For further info, call (718) 278-3240. St. Michael’s Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd, East Elmhurst
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Real Estate
• BRP Companies is buying the Archer Towers development site in Jamaica for $55 million.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Dec 17th 2-4pm  74-45 64th Place, Glendale  Four family home – each apt has 4 rooms, 2 BRs. Full basement, close to Fresh Pond Road M Station. Asking $1.398M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-821-5999

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Dec 16th & Sun Dec 17th 2-3pm  62-53 69th Lane, Middle Village  Large brick 2 family on 49×100 s/f lot features 6 rooms, 3 BRs each apt, full finished basement, 2 car garage, nice yard.  Asking $1.475M Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Four-bedroom, three-bath, 1,360-square-foot home at 133-13 Van Wyck Expressway in South Ozone park for $580,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s 15 fancy handbags that are perfectly suitable to give to you mom this holiday season.

• Cher has her own line of ugly Christmas sweaters.

Events
Kew Gardens8:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Women’s Power Networking Breakfast. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Corona10 a.m. – State Senator Jose Peralta unveils tax relief plan for tenants. LeFrak City, London Building, 92-04 57th Ave.

• Bayside11 a.m. – NYPD officers and Commissioner James O’Neill visit with children. St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, 29-01 216th St.

• Rockaway Beach - 5 p.m. – August martin High School students hosts holiday celebration for local youth. Hammels Community Center, 81-14 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

• LIC5 p.m. – Plaxell unveils its rezoning proposal for Anable Basin. CUNY School of Law, 2 Court Square West

Glendale6 p.m. – Menorah Lighting. The Shops at Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Ave.

• Middle Village6:30 p.m. – Middle Village Kiwanis Holiday Dinner. Villa Erasmo, 69-61 Juniper Valley Blvd. South

• Oakland Gardens7 p.m. – District 26 CEC Meeting. MS 74, 61-15 Oceania St.

LIC7:30 p.m. – Dutch Kills Civic Association Meeting. Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-37 28th St.

Middle Village - 7:45 p.m. – Juniper Park Civic Association Meeting. Our Lady of Hope Auditorium, 71st St. & Eliot Ave.

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December 14th, 2017 at 12:32 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: House and Senate Republicans reach tax bill deal, Off-duty MTA worker attacked in Queens

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Wednesday, December 13

Top Stories 
• House and Senate Republicans reached a deal in principle on the tax bill which will reduce the corporate tax rate as well as the top tax rates.

• The Federal Reserve increased interest rates for the third time this year due to an improving economy.

• Bangladeshi officials revealed the Port Authority bomber wasinfluenced by a radical Muslim preacher and tried to influence his wife.

Queens News
• Police are searching for a two people after one of the suspectsrepeatedly punched an off-duty MTA employee.

• A police officer was injured after a driver crashed into his police car and fled in Sunnyside.

• Mayor de Blasio and Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley are hosting a town hall meeting next week at PS/IS 113.

Subway Status 

• Southbound E trains are running local from Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av to Queens Plaza.

• Southbound F trains are running local from Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av to 21 St-Queensbridge.

• M trains no service between Forest Hills-71 Av and Essex St

• These service changes are because of a rail condition at 36 St (QNS).

• Expect delays on E,F,M and R trains.
Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
• 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 Jackie Robinson Pkwy to Linden Blvd.

• Delays on I-678 northbound from Exit 1B-2 – North Conduit Ave; NY27 to Exit 8 – Main St.

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

• Accident on Atlantic Ave eastbound between 4th Ave and Vanderbilt Ave all lanes blocked until further notice.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy Exit to Exit 27 – Atlantic Ave.

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

Sports
• The Rangers (16-11-3) are in Ottawa to take on the Senators at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (17-10-3) host the Dallas Stars at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks (14-13) beat Lonzo Ball and the Lakers in overtime, 113-109.

• The Nets (11-15) outlasted the Wizards, 103-98.

• St. Francis (2-8) fell to Army, 76-64.

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Handling the Holidays: Bereavement Meeting
Wed Dec 13th 7-8:30pm
The holidays are a difficult time for those who have lost loved ones. All are welcome to this FREE “Handling the Holidays” presentation/discussion. Light refreshments provided.
Maspeth Town Hall,  53-37 72nd St, Maspeth.

What’s On TV Tonight

Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – After snooping around for Christmas gifts, Veronica uncovers a major secret Hiram has been keeping from her. Fallout from Jughead’s encounter with Penny Peabody creates tension between him and FP.

Empire (FOX, 9PM) – In the Season 4 fall finale, Cookie and Lucious devise an elaborate plan to take down Diana Dubois and her family once and for all

Mr. Robot (USA, 10PM) – Elliot tries to save Darlene, but things don’t go as planned; Mr. Robot needs to step up or step back; and Angela considers the price.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: The Jungle Book- After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo.

Hulu: Bob’s Burgers Season 8 – Bob has big ideas about burgers, but the rest of the clan falls short on service,

Amazon Video: Midnight in Paris – While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée’s family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight.

Real Estate

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Apartment features 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, kitchen, close to all transportation and shops. Asking $1,800/month. O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Sale – Forest Hills – Co-Op features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, terrace, 24-hour doorman, rooftop swimming pool, party room, gym, central A/C, and garage. Asking $935,000. Halstead Real Estate  718-520-0303

Local Eats of the Day

• Butcher Bar
Located at 37-10 30th Ave.

Enjoy their Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich with a side of slaw and pickles for $12.99.

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

Local Events 
• LIC – 5 to 8 p.m. – Community Menorah Lighting Ceremony & Party. Gantry Plaza State Park, Center Blvd. and 48th Ave.

• Astoria – 6 p.m. – Central Astoria Development Coalition Housing Workshop. 25-69 38th St.

• Maspeth – 7 to 8:30 p.m. – Handling the Holidays: Bereavement Meeting. Maspeth Town Hall, 53–37 72nd St.

• Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Meeting. Christ the King H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

• Jamaica 9 p.m. – Material Girl – A Tribute to Madonna. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
Smartphones: Are you thinking about selling your phone? Click here to learn how to clear all your information before you sell it.

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December 14th, 2017 at 12:31 pm

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Morning Buzz: Doug Jones beats Roy Moore in Alabama, Police arrest St. Albans man for killing his older brother

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Wednesday, December 13

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of just 32 degrees.

Top Stories
• Democrat Doug Jones stunningly beat Republican Roy Moore for the Alabama Senate seat, though the accused child molester is not conceding.

• San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee suddenly passed away at age 65 from a heart attack.

• The City Council and City Hall have struck a compromise over a package of controversial police reform bills.

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Central Astoria Development Coalition Housing Workshop  Wed Dec 13th  6pm  We will discuss rent stabilization/rent control laws, leases, repairs etc.  Services available to Senior Citizens and the disabled.  RSVP by calling 718-204-1056    25-69 38th Street, Astoria
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Queens News
• Police arrested a St. Albans man for the killing of his older brother in a domestic dispute.

• Cops warned Ridgewood residents about a burglar who uses fire escapes to access unlocked windows to steal possessions.

• The mother of the Queens Village model who died on a trip in Jamaica is tearfully planning her daughter’s funeral.

Politics
• President Trump sent a sexually suggestive tweet about Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and then refused to explain it.

• Republican Brian Kolb, the Assembly’s minority leader, announced his intention to run for governor.

Entertainment
• No Matt, no problem! “Today” show’s ratings continue to soar after Lauer’s exit from the morning program.

• Take a look inside Kate Upton and Justin Verlander’s wedding in Tuscany, Italy.

Buzzing Back

• In 2000 the “Texas Seven” prison break happens.  Here are their photos.

• In 1925 actor Dick Van Dyke is born in West Plains, Missouri. He played this beloved character in 1964’s Mary Poppins.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Trump tweet about Gillibrand isn’t sexist, but petulant and demeaning.

• The Post says de Blasio’s homeless policies are even crazier now that he’s using eminent domain to buy private properties.

In the Blogs
• The Department of Transportation will take a closer look at two Sunnyside avenues to make improvements.

• Two Queens lawmakers are pushing to expand the Korean dual language program into more schools.

Trending in New York
• Alabama
• Bannon
• Charles Barkley
• USA Today
• Sassy

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (16-11-3) are in Ottawa to take on the Senators at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (17-10-3) host the Dallas Stars at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks (14-13) beat Lonzo Ball and the Lakers in overtime, 113-109.

• The Nets (11-15) outlasted the Wizards, 103-98.

• St. Francis (2-8) fell to Army, 76-64.

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Handling the Holidays: Bereavement Meeting  Wed Dec 13th 7-8:30pm  The holidays are a difficult time for those who have lost loved ones. All are welcome to this FREE “Handling the Holidays” presentation/discussion. Light refreshments provided.  Maspeth Town Hall,  53-37 72nd Street, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center picked up a three-story industrial building in Ozone Park for $14.6 million.

• For Rent - Middle Village North – Rental of private home features 3 BRs, 2 full bath, private drive, garage, move in condition, finished basement.  Asking $3,000/month  Lou Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips 718-326-3900 ext 111

• For Rent – Middle Village – House for Rent.  Lots of Room!  Home features spacious BRs, 2.5 modern bath, huge LR, ultra modern kitchen, finished basement, porch room, backyard.  Asking $4,000/month  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

• Sold – Astoria – A six-bedroom, six-bathroom, 1,140-square-foot house at 12-02 27th Avenue for $1.4 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Disney is set to announce a deal to acquire a large portion of 21st Century Fox in the upcoming days.

• Toy maker Mattel warned investors that its holiday sales will be lower than projected.

Events
• East Elmhurst – 8 a.m. – Student safety and anti-bullying technology conference. LaGuardia Plaza Hotel, 104-04 Ditmars Blvd.

• Jamaica – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Mobile van offers free mammogram and clinical breast exams. Queens Health Center, 97-04 Sutphin Blvd.

• Corona – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – New York Mets, New York Cares host 12th annual Mets “Warm-Up” Holiday Coat Drive. Mets Team Store at Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.

• Jamaica – 11:30 a.m. – Jamaica Rotary Club brings Santa, toys to children with developmental disabilities. Queens Centers for Progress Children’s Center, 82-25 164th St.

• Flushing – 3 p.m. – Community leaders announce details of holiday meal to help those in need. St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Ave.

• LIC – 5 to 8 p.m. – Community Menorah Lighting Ceremony & Party. Gantry Plaza State Park, Center Blvd. and 48th Ave.

• Astoria – 6 p.m. – Central Astoria Development Coalition Housing Workshop. 25-69 38th St.

• Maspeth – 7 to 8:30 p.m. – Handling the Holidays: Bereavement Meeting. Maspeth Town Hall, 53–37 72nd St.

• Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Meeting. Christ the King H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

• Jamaica 9 p.m. – Material Girl – A Tribute to Madonna. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

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December 13th, 2017 at 11:34 am

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by Resorts World Casino NYC

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Tuesday, December 12

Top Stories 
• Alabama voters cast their ballots in the controversial Senate race between Doug Jones and Roy Moore.

• President Trump criticized Senator Kirsten Gillibrand after she called for his resignation due to allegations of sexual misconduct.

• The Port Authority bomber posted a message to President Trump’s Facebook page hours before the attack.

Queens News
• A man was arrested for allegedly stabbing his brother to deathduring a “domestic dispute” in St. Albans.

• The man convicted of killing Officer Brian Moore will be sentenced next week as he faces life in prison with no parole.

• Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was criticized after he visited inmates at Rikers Island.

Subway Status 
• 2,3 trains run at reduced speed through the Clark St Tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn

• Main St bound 7 trains are running express from Queensboro Plaza to Mets-Willets Point because of track maintenance between Queensboro Plaza and Mets-Willets Point.

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 Exit 27 – Atlantic Ave.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy westbound between Exit 8 – Ditmars Blvd and 94th St.

• Debris spill on I-678 southbound approaching Northern Blvd; NY 25A 2 lanes blocked until further notice.

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

• 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 (16-11-3) fell to the Dallas Stars in a shootout, 2-1.

• The Islanders (17-10-3) beat the Washington Capitals, 3-1.

• The Knicks (13-13) host the Los Angeles Lakers at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (10-15) welcome the Washington Wizards to Brooklyn. Tip-off is at7:30 p.m.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (2-7) takes on Army in Brooklyn Heights at 7 p.m.

• The Yankees officially introduced Giancarlo Stanton, who will wear number 27.

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What’s On TV Tonight

The Middle (ABC, 8PM) – It’s Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, 9PM) In the Season 5 fall finale, Rosa begs Jake to help her break some big news to her parents, but her plan is thrown off when they wrongly assume the two are dating.

NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, 10PM) – After Rita Deveraux tells Pride that Douglas Hamilton is about to make a deal to get out of prison, Pride and the team rehash the Clearwater case in hopes of locating his mystery partner and spoiling his bargaining chip.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: The Farthest: Voyager in Space – More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space – the first human-made object ever to do so.

Hulu: Foreman – A feature documentary about the life and career of two-time heavyweight champion of the world, George Foreman.

Amazon Video: I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown- Linus and Lucy’s younger brother Rerun wants a dog for Christmas, and Snoopy’s brother Spike may be the answer.

Real Estate

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Apartment features 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, dining room, kitchen, and home office. Heat and Water included. Asking $2,000/month. Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

• For Sale – Jackson Heights – Co-op features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, living room, dining room, hardwood floors, and fireplace. Asking $799,000. Halstead Real Estate  718-520-0303

Local Eats of the Day

Astoria Craft
Located at 18-01 26th Rd.

Enjoy their popular Grilled Cheese Sandwich made with cheddar, mozzarella, crispy bacon and tomato on Texas toast. and served with your choice of fries or a side salad for $11.

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

Local Events 
• St. Albans – 5:30 p.m. – Municipal Credit Union cuts ribbon on first branch inSt. Albans. 188-39 Linden Blvd.

• Forest Hills – 6:30 p.m. – Kiwanis Club of Forest Hills Christmas Dinner and Party. The West Side Tennis Club, 1 Tennis Pl.

• Richmond Hill – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 9 meeting. The New Trump Pavilion, 89-40 135th St.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
Smartphones: It is important to take extra steps to make sure your phone is secure in order to guard your data from potential hackers.Click here to learn more.

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December 12th, 2017 at 4:08 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Zara Realty in Jamaica

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Tuesday, December 12

Weather
• Rain showers early and overcast later in the day. High of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Port Authority terror suspect wore a homemade bomb as he rode the subway from Brooklyn to Times Square. The blast injured three commuters, including one woman who was left temporarily deaf.

• A group of women who have accused President Trump of sexual harassment and assault detailed their accounts of being groped and fondled.

• The Pentagon will allow transgender troops to enlist in the military on January 1, despite Trump’s efforts to ban them.

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Holiday Cookies & Crafts  Sat Dec 16th 1-3pm  Families are invited  to craft delightful decorations celebrating the winter season. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served, and Santa will be making a guest appearance.  $5 per child.   Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue, Bayside
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Queens News
• Here’s what riders should expect from their Tuesday commute after yesterday’s bombing.

• A Queens state legislator is the latest to call on the Department of Transportation to remove the Bayside bike lane barricades.

• New York’s history with terrorism goes back decades, including a hatchet attack on police officers in Jamaica.

Politics
• New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is the latest to call on Trump to resign over sexual assault allegations.

• A Fox poll has Democrat Doug Jones leading Republican Roy Moore by 10 points heading into the election.

Entertainment
• Artists Kesha and Macklemore will go on tour together next summer.

See which films and television shows were snubbed in this year’s Golden Globes nominations.

Buzzing Back

• In 1963 JFK memorial album sets record for sales, selling 4 million copies in the first six days. Listen here.

• In 1915 the singer/actor know as “Old Blue Eyes” Frank Sinatra is born in Hoboken, New Jersey.  In 1940, he had his first #1 hit with this song.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the next terror attack could be deadlier than the Port Authority terminal explosion.

• The Post says Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has proven he’s in the pocket of the teachers union.

In the Blogs
• A longtime Maspeth leader celebrated his 80th birthday by dressing up as Teddy Roosevelt.

• The Sunnyside Santathon is coming to bars this weekend to raise money for kids.

Trending in New York
Alabama Senate
The Last Jedi
#FinsUp
#PumpRules
#HolidayBakingChampionship

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (16-11-3) fell to the Dallas Stars in a shootout, 2-1.

• The Islanders (17-10-3) beat the Washington Capitals, 3-1.

• The Knicks (13-13) host the Los Angeles Lakers at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (10-15) welcome the Washington Wizards to Brooklyn. Tip-off is at7:30 p.m.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (2-7) takes on Army in Brooklyn Heights at 7 p.m.

• The Yankees officially introduced Giancarlo Stanton, who will wear number 27.

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Women’s Power Networking Breakfast: Technology and Your Business Thurs Dec 14th 8:30-10:30am  Discussing ways to advance a business in a tech-savvy world emphasizing how mobile and web development will improve operational efficiency, increase customer engagement, and grow sales. Free! Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for an eight-story, mixed-use building three blocks from Main Street in Flushing.

• For Rent – Forest Hills – One BR apt w/ renovated kitchen in pet friendly building.  Close to transportation & shopping.  Asking $2340/month  Halstead Real Estate  718-520-0303

• For Sale – Franklin Square – Extra large home on 58×102 lot, 4-5 BRs, 3 full bath, full finished basement, 2 car garage w/ loft.  Asking $648,000  Dave Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

• Sold – Whitestone – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 950-square-foot co-op at162-01 Powells Cove Boulevard for $275,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Apple acquired music recognition app Shazam to bolster Apple Music.

• YouTube is planning to launch its own paid music-streaming service to compete with Spotify and Apple.

Events
Kew Gardens10 a.m. – Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Improvement Fund Board of Directors meeting. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

St. Albans5:30 p.m. – Municipal Credit Union cuts ribbon on first branch inSt. Albans. 188-39 Linden Blvd.

Forest Hills6:30 p.m. – Kiwanis Club of Forest Hills Christmas Dinner and Party. The West Side Tennis Club, 1 Tennis Pl.

Richmond Hill7:45 p.m. – Community Board 9 meeting. The New Trump Pavilion, 89-40 135th St.

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December 12th, 2017 at 1:41 pm

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by Party Perfection in Maspeth

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Monday, December 11

Top Stories 
• A man inspired by ISIS detonated a pipe bomb attached to his body that injured three people and himself at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

• The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military starting January 1 despite President Trump’s opposition.

Queens News
• A bar employee used a van to chase down and strike a man who stabbed his patron in Jamaica.

• A man who was found unconscious with multiple stab wounds died from his injuries in St. Albans.

• The BQE is expected to become unstable and unable to support trucks unless the DOT approves a reconstruction plan.

Subway Status 
• 1 train service has resumed following an earlier NYPD activity at Franklin St.

• 7 train service has resumed following the earlier track maintenance between Queensboro Plaza and Mets-Willets Point.

• A, C and E trains have resumed making station stops at 42 St/Port Authority-Bus Terminal with delays.

• Customers will need to exit the station to transfer to 1, 2,3,N, Q,R, W, and 7 trains at 42 St-Times Square because the passageway is closed due to an ongoing police investigation. No additional fare will be charged for transfers.

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 39th St.

• 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 Exit 4 – Liberty Av

• 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 39th St and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

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

Sports
• The Jets (5-8) didn’t manage to score against the Denver Broncos, losing 23-0.

• The Giants (2-11) lost to the Dallas Cowboys, 30-10.

• The Islanders (16-10-3) will take on the Washington Capitals tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Rangers (16-11-2) will face the Dallas Stars tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks (13-13) beat the Atlanta Hawks, 111-107.

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What’s On TV Tonight

Lucifer (FOX, 8PM) – With the Sinnerman in custody, Lucifer is prepared to go to any length to get his devil face back. Meanwhile, Trixie is introduced to Charlotte and questions the relationship she has with her father.

The Gifted (FOX, 9PM) – At a moral crossroads, Jace is forced to hand over something valuable to Dr. Campbell. The team at Mutant HQ is divided on what they should do next, so Reed and Caitlin take matters into their own hands.

Scorpion (CBS, 10PM) – As Team Scorpion anxiously awaits the verdict of Cabe’s trial which could send him to prison, they focus their nervous energy on trying to save a dog stuck in a cistern.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Hulu: Scrubs Season 7 - J.D. and Elliot still struggle with unresolved feelings for each other, despite their respective commitments to Kim and Keith.

Amazon Video: Nightcrawler – When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Real Estate

• For Rent – Middle Village – Duplex features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large living room, dining room, and modern kitchen. Asking $2,700/month. Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

• For Sale – Forest Hills – One family brick in wonderful location features 3 stores w/ 4 BRs, 2 full bath, full finished attic and basement, hardwood floors & Florida room.  Oversized detached garage.  Close to all.  Asking $1,099,000 O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

Local Eats of the Day

• Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant
Located at 4702 Greenpoint Ave.

Enjoy an order of their Pollo Burrito made with beans, Mexican rice, oaxaca cheese, adobo marinated grilled chicken and topped with red tomato salsa and sour cream for $10.

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

Local Events 
• Maspeth – 6 p.m. – Dinner & Destiny with Marilyn.  O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Dr.

• Rego Park – 9 p.m. – Councilwoman Crowley hosts party for supporters. Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
Mac Tip: Do you have a Mac application that is not starting? Click here to learn how to fix this problem.

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December 12th, 2017 at 1:34 pm

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Morning Buzz: Bar employee filmed women in bathroom, federal court judge accused of sexual harassment

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Monday, December 11

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 43 degrees.

Top Stories
• A federal court judge in California has been accused of sexual harassmenttowards female clerks and lower-level staff.

• California Governor Jerry Brown said wildfires are the new normal as the fires continue to spread.

• A trauma surgeon who once treated Bono and high-profile first responders was found dead with a knife in his torso inside his Manhattan apartment.

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17th Annual Art  Show – OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS  Our annual Winter Art Show features contemporary Queens artists working in all media. The registration deadline is Friday, January 5, 2018.  Click here for additional information and to register.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue, Bayside
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Queens News
• A dishwasher at Long Island City bar Holy Guacamole filmed women in the restroom with a camera he hid in a ceiling vent.

• Scandals is facing more problems as the club’s co-owner sues partner for $500,000 after he was stripped of financial involvement.

• A man fell to his death while trying to climb down to a homeless encampment underneath the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway overpass in Woodside.

Politics
• Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Halely said women who believe they’ve been victims of sexual harassment by President Trump should be heard.

• Apparently Mayor Bill de Blasio is the distant relative of a Tammany Hall-backed mayor from the 1800s.

Entertainment
• HBO’s hit limited series “Big Little Lies” is returning for season 2.

Weekend Box Office
• Coco: $18.3 million
• Justice League: $9.6 million
• Wonder: $8.5 million
• The Disaster Artist: $6.4 million
• Thor: Ragnarok: $6.3 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1966 The Beatles start a 6 week run at No. 1 on the US Billboard charts with this album.

• In 1948 singer James Taylor  is born in Boston, Massachusetts.  His biggest hit is this million-selling No. 1 song.

Opinion
• A Daily News columnist said Arabs must accept Jerusalem’s status as the capital of Israel.

• A Times columnist just announced the ‘official’ office Secret Santa guidelinesfor 2017.

In the Blogs
• Learn more about Astoria soap shop, Always Astoria.

• A small section of Northern Boulevard was co-named after the late Queens Borough President Helen Marshall.

Trending in New York
• Keaton Jones
• #UCLDraw
• Qatar
• The Walking Dead
• Rise of the Roypublicans

Scoreboard
• The Jets (5-8) didn’t manage to score against the Denver Broncos, losing 23-0.

• The Giants (2-11) lost to the Dallas Cowboys, 30-10.

• The Islanders (16-10-3) will take on the Washington Capitals tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Rangers (16-11-2) will face the Dallas Stars tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks (13-13) beat the Atlanta Hawks, 111-107.

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

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A Season of Unity: 77th Annual Winter Concert  Sat Dec 16th  8pm  1001 Voices: A Symphony for a New America. Mozart’s Requiem is a timeless classic. 1001 Voices reflects ideas of transformation, migration and finding home while celebrating the diversity of the borough of Queens. $5-$20 Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Avenue, Flushing
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Real Estate
• The city is selling streets and sidewalks to private owners, including a few places in Queens.

• For Sale –  Glendale - Beautiful one family home features 3 BRs, FLR/DR, EIK, bath, full basement, garage, recently renovated.  Asking $649,000  Pirillo Realty Inc.  718-418-9500

• For Sale – Woodhaven North – Detached one family, 5 BRs, EIK, access yard from first floor, gas heat, lots of sunlight.  Close to all.  Asking $558,000  Lou Pastorini  917-797-7567

• Sold – Jamaica – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,672-square-foot single family home at 163-42 98th Street for $625,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday, December 9, at 12:01 a.m., inside the Rockaway Boulevard and Liberty Avenue Subway station, two uniformed NYPD Transit Police Officers saw 30-year-old Roger Barksdale urinating on the platform. He initially resisted arrest, pushing one officer and causing the other to fall down a flight of stairs. He was later arrested and charged with Attempted Assault, Resisting Arrest and Obstructing Governmental Administration.

• On Sunday, December 10, at 11:13 a.m., police found an unidentified female unconscious and unresponsive in Astoria Park. EMS arrived and pronounced her DOA. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death and the investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Middle Village – 9 a.m. – PS/IS 128Q wil hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the school’s main building extension. 69-10 65th Dr.

 Glendale – 6 to 9 p.m. – Pet Photos with Santa.  The Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave.

• Bellerose – 7:30 p.m. – Queens Community Board 13 meeting. Bellerose Assembly of God, 240-15 Hillside Ave.

Written by QTadmin

December 11th, 2017 at 1:55 pm

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