Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

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Friday, January 19

Top Stories 
• Senator Chuck Schumer said he and President Trump made “some progress” but did not reach a deal to avert a shutdown.

• Dozens of residents were forced out of their Manhattan apartment building after building inspectors said a stairway was unstable.

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Queens News
• A man was critically injured after he was run over by a 7 train while he was lying on the subway tracks in Jackson Heights.

• The Port Authority is rolling out new measures in order to improve operations at JFK Airport.

• An unoccupied Mercedes-Benz was found half-submerged in Newtown Creek.

Subway Status 
• N and W trains are running with delays in both directions because of track maintenance at Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.

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 48th St; Ramp and Exit 22A – Grand Central Pkwy.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 33 – Mcguinness Blvd; Humboldt St and Atlantic Ave.

• Disabled truck on I-278 westbound just past Exit 29B – Tillary St right lane blocked.

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

Sports
• Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson was arrested in South Floridafor the second time in less than a year.

Friday
• The Knicks (20-25) face the Jazz in Utah at 10:30 p.m.
• The Nets (16-29) host the Miami Heat at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
• The Rangers visit the Avalanche in Colorado at 3 p.m.
• The Islanders take on the Blackhawks in Chicago. Puck drops at 8:30 p.m.
• St. John’s (10-9) hope to get back on track against rival Georgetown in Washington, D.C. at noon.
• LIU Brooklyn faces Central Connecticut State at 3:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn hosts Bryant at 4 p.m.

Sunday
• The Rangers are in Los Angeles to take on the Kings at 10:30 p.m.
• The Knicks also travel to Los Angeles to play the Lakers at 3:30 p.m.
• The Nets face the Detroit Pistons on the road at 4 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

Blindspot (NBC, 8PM) – The team races to thwart a deadly terrorist plot with the help of Reade’s journalist girlfriend.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 9PM) – Coulson and the team discover that the most unexpected person from S.H.I.E.L.D.’s past may hold the key to stopping Earth’s destruction.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, 9PM) – When the corpse of a diamond smuggler is stolen from a graveyard, Five-0 tracks down his partner, Voss, who will stop at nothing to retrieve their latest batch of contraband.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Gracie and Frankie Season 4 – As Grace and Frankie muddle through ups and downs with their business, romantic relationships and families, they must face some realities of aging.

Hulu: The Path Season 3 – Eddie, now Guardian of the Light, opens the movement up with the help of new publicist Vera.

Amazon Video: Just Add Magic Season 2 – When the magical cookbook goes missing from Kelly’s backpack, the girls cook a tracking spell to find it again but are worried it might have left them forever.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Howard Beach – Two family home on 80×100 ft lot. 4 BRs, 2 bath total. Finished basement, walking distance to Charles Park. Close to all. Asking $995,000. Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

 OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 20th 12-3pm  52-58 70th St, Maspeth One family attached brick home features 3 lg. BRs, 2 full bath, large L/R, remodeled kitchen, D/R. Many closets, full basement, garage, driveway, nice yard. Near all! Asking $784,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

Local Eats of the Day

• Mom’s Kitchen and Bar
Located at 33-01 31st Ave.

Enjoy their all day brunch with aMom’s Making Breakfast as you pick your favorites and create your own breakfast.

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

Local Events 
• Douglaston – 7 p.m. – Essential Oils Workshop. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.

Saturday
• Elmhurst - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Flea Market.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – Muppet Music Moments.  Museum of the Moving Image,36-01 35th Ave.
• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Winter Family Program: Winter Trees.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
• Flushing – 2:15 p.m. – Dreams of Sand.  Flushing town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Woodhaven – 9 p.m. – Wes Houston Trio performs.  Neir’s Tavern, 87-48 78th St.
• Rego Park – 10 p.m. – Radio Daze performs.  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

Sunday
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – Muppet Music Moments.  Museum of the Moving Image,36-01 35th Ave.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
Lost Phone: If you ever lose your phone while traveling, it is important to take various steps to recover it and protect your information.

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January 19th, 2018 at 4:09 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Aigner Chocolates in Forest Hills

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Friday, January 19

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 39 degrees. Saturday warms up to 50 with partly cloudy skies, while Sunday has a high of 46 degrees.

Top Stories
• The House narrowly voted to avert a government shutdown, but the Senate is in a standoff as the deadline looms.

• A panel convened by Governor Cuomo will propose a toll of up to $11.52 for drivers going through Manhattan’s congested areas.

• After weeks of heating outages at NYCHA buildings, Mayor de Blasio has committed $13 million to make necessary repairs.

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Essential Oils Exploration Workshop  Fri Jan 19th 7pm  Experience different oils and how they support your emotional and energetic wellbeing.  Adults $12  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston
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Queens News
• A dead man was found in the waters off the World’s Fair Marina near Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

• Homeless families living in a Long Island City hotel were suddenly bounced to make room for homeless single men.

• The Elmhurst man who tried to sell a rare and valuable tortoise will spend six months at Rikers Island.

Politics
• The White House denied that there’s a riff between Donald Trump and John Kelly after the chief of staff’s comments about Trump’s views on the wall.

• Former Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito took a job at the Latino Victory Fund PAC to seek viable candidates for office.

Entertainment
• Prince William is embracing his baldness after he unveiled his shaved head in public.

• Actress Lupita Nyong’o is working on a new children’s book for Simon & Schuster.

Buzzing Back

• In 1993 Fleetwood Mac reunite to play “Don’t Stop” at Bill Clinton’s first Inaugural gala.  Watch it here.

• In 1943 rocker and blues singer-songwriter Janis Joplin is born in Port Arthur, Texas. She was one of the major attractions at the Woodstock festival

Opinion
• The Daily News says leaders of the Christian Right were hypocritical to go after Bill Clinton, but not Donald Trump on morality.

• The Post says Democrats’ refusal to compromise on the wall will hurt Dreamers in the end.

In the Blogs
• Queens Community House is hosting a dance competition with cash prizesthis weekend.

• Check out the Best of Astoria winter party of 2018 this weekend at Queen’s Room.

Trending in New York
FISA
#GreysAnatomy
#Scandal
#HTGAWM
Yams Day

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (24-17-5) topped the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3.

• The Islanders (23-20-4) fell to the Boston Bruins, 5-2.

• LIU Brooklyn (9-11) beat Bryant, 83-79.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (7-12) edged Mount St. Mary’s, 81-73.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (20-25) face the Jazz in Utah at 10:30 p.m.
• The Nets (16-29) host the Miami Heat at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers visit the Avalanche in Colorado at 3 p.m.
• The Islanders take on the Blackhawks in Chicago. Puck drops at 8:30 p.m.
• St. John’s (10-9) hope to get back on track against rival Georgetown in Washington, D.C. at noon.
• LIU Brooklyn faces Central Connecticut State at 3:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn hosts Bryant at 4 p.m.
Sunday
• The Rangers are in Los Angeles to take on the Kings at 10:30 p.m.
• The Knicks also travel to Los Angeles to play the Lakers at 3:30 p.m.
• The Nets face the Detroit Pistons on the road at 4 p.m.

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

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Fundraiser  Sun Jan 28th  1pm  A great cause to raise money for a great cause! $100 Donation for Entry.  Great raffle prizes. 5 hours – Open Bar, Food and Entertainment .   O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Drive, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• Jackson Park and Tower 28 in Long Island City were among the 10 largest developments to open in 2017.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 20th & Sun Jan 21st 12-2pm  61-11A 80th Street, Middle Village  One family brick features generous LR, FDR, 3 BRs including a Queens Size Master.  Patio, garage, steps to Eliot Ave buses and shopping.  Excellently maintained throughout!  Asking $779,000  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

OPEN HOUE – Sun Jan 21st 1-2:30pm  109-14 Ascan Avenue, Apt 5K, Forest Hills  One BR in Tudor pre-war building.  Renovated kitchen & bath, high ceilings, hardwood floors, PT doorman, pet friendly, close to all.  Asking $349,000  Halstead Real Estate  718-520-0303

• Sold – Forest Hills – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,300-square-foot house at 69-25 Harrow Street for $1.5 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• LIC gastropub Gantry Bar & Kitchen is celebrating its second birthday by bringing back some customer favorite dishes.

• Kabab Cafe on Steinway Street in Astoria is one of the best places for Middle Eastern food.

Restaurant ABC’s – Flushing
Grade A – Kimganae Restaurant, 39-12 Union St. – Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade B – Diverse Dim Sum, 133-35 Roosevelt Ave. – Live roaches, Sanitized equipment improperly stored.
Grade C – Jade Asian Restaurant, 136-28 39th Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food not cooled by approve method, Food from unapproved source.

Events
LIC8 a.m. – Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State 2018. LIC Conference Center, Queensboro Room, 41-21 27th St.

Flushing11 a.m. – Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce announces application for Queens SOUP. St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Ave.

Fresh Meadows12:30 p.m. – PS 177 auditorium to be named after Councilman Peter Koo. 56-37 188th St.

Douglaston1 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella, residents call on city to reclaim privately-owned streets. 9 Stuart Ln.

South Ozone Park1 to 4 p.m. – Councilman Eric Ulrich’s opening of Jericho Project’s Veterans Resource Center. 135-45 Lefferts Blvd.

Douglaston7 p.m. – Essential Oils Workshop. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.

Saturday
Elmhurst - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Flea Market.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Astoria11 a.m. – Muppet Music Moments.  Museum of the Moving Image,36-01 35th Avenue
Flushing11 a.m. – Winter Family Program: Winter Trees.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
Flushing2:15 p.m. – Dreams of Sand.  Flushing town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Woodhaven9 p.m. – Wes Houston Trio performs.  Neir’s Tavern, 87-48 78th Street
Rego Park10 p.m. – Radio Daze performs.  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.
Sunday
• Astoria11 a.m. – Muppet Music Moments.  Museum of the Moving Image,36-01 35th Avenue.

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January 19th, 2018 at 1:55 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: New York among 20 finalists for Amazon’s second HQ, Activists head to D.C. to rally for DREAM Act

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Thursday, January 18

Top Stories 
• The possibility of a government shutdown increased due to opposition to a short-term spending bill.

• Prosecutors revealed the living conditions of 13 children who were held captive by their parents in California.

• Amazon narrowed its second headquarters list down to 20 finalists,which includes New York, Newark, and other locations.

Winter Family Program: Winter Trees
Sat Jan 20th 11am
Kids will learn about trees and use parts of trees to make a craft. Registration required. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.

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Queens News
• Activists from Queens, Staten Island, and Long Island traveled to Washington D.C. to rally and lobby lawmakers for a clean DREAM Act.

• Hundreds of luggage bags are still missing after chaotic delays at JFK Airport earlier this month.

• A luxury real estate firm based in Manhattan is expanding to LIC’s WeWork Center.

Subway Status 
• 34 St bound 7 trains will end at Hunters Point Av or Queensboro Plaza because of an investigation at Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av.

• Southbound N and W trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Astoria Blvd.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-495 eastbound from Exit 17E – I-278 to Exit 27 – Clearview Expwy I-295 / Throgs Neck Bridge.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound from 69th Rd to I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy.

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

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

• Delays on I-678 northbound from Rockaway Blvd to Exit 5 – 101st Ave.

• Delays on Belt System – Southern Pkwy eastbound from I-678- Van Wyck Expwy;Ramp to Springfield Blvd.

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

Sports
• The Knicks (20-25) fell to the Grizzlies, 105-99.

• The Nets (16-29) lost to the Spurs, 100-95.

• St. John’s (10-9) is still without a Big East win, falling to Xavier, 88-82.

• The Islanders (23-19-4) host the Bruins in Brooklyn at 7 p.m.

• The Rangers (23-17-5) welcome the Sabres to MSG. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 8PM) – Jo finally faces her estranged, abusive husband Paul Stadler, while Grey Sloan continues to work with the FBI after a hacker has compromised the hospital’s computer system.

Arrow (CW, 9PM) – Despite losing half his team, Oliver remains confident that he, Felicity and Diggle can stop Cayden James and Black Siren. However, when he discovers one of Cayden’s secrets, he decides to team up with an unlikely ally.

Portlandia (IFC, 10PM) – In the Season 8 premiere, Spyke gets his old band back together; podcasters investigate a police station; Candace brings Toni to her childhood summer home; and Brendan and Michelle consider buying a van.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: The Italian Job – After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.

Hulu: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Season 2 – Guy Fieri road trips across America to check out classic greasy spoons.

Amazon Video: Suits Season 6 – Mike transitions to prison life while Harvey, Jessica, Louis, Donna and Rachel deal with the fallout of Mike’s plea deal and try to prevent what’s left of PSL from collapsing.

Real Estate

• For Rent – Maspeth – Apartment features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Asking $2,300/month. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Sale – Middle Village – 20 foot sidehall features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, private drive and yard. Zoned for PS 128. Asking $799,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

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 
• Little Neck – 6 p.m. – Open Mic Tribute to the Rev Martin Luther King Jr. Queens Library, 249-01 Northern Blvd.

• 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 
2FA: It is important to activate two-factor authentication (2FA) in order to secure your online accounts. Click here to learn which sites offer 2FA and how to set it up.

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January 18th, 2018 at 4:11 pm

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Morning Buzz: Push to save last LGA coyote, Trump announces ‘Fake News Award’ winners

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Thursday, January 18

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 33 degrees.

Top Stories
• President Donald Trump named the winners of his “Fake News Awards” for outlets he says covered him inaccurately. It contained several mistakes.

• A cop shot and killed a 16-year-old boy in an Ohio courtroom after the teen got into a fight with some of his family members.

• The de Blasio administration plans to open a homeless shelter in the old Park Savoy Hotel on “Billionaire’s Row” in Manhattan.

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Dreams of Sand  Sat Jan 20th 2:15pm  San Artist Borja Gonzalez tell us the story of two people throughout their lives, from dreams of their childhood to adult life. $8-$14 Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
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Queens News
• A Queens woman recalls her grandson’s rush to the hospital after his best friend was shot and killed in South Ozone Park over a marijuana deal.

• Activists are scrambling to save the last wild coyote living near LaGuardia Airport.

• A Queens judge who sued the city after he says he was karate-chopped in the throat by a hot-headed cop, had his suit tossed from court.

Politics
• Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing a plan to free old and sick inmates in an effort to save money.

• With the subways in disarray, officials over at the MTA put a top priority on having a tidy office for the agency’s new president.

Entertainment
• Marla Maples, the second wife of Donald Trump, is dating a television host who called the president “physically disgusting.”

• The author of the Aziz Ansari bad date piece got catty with a cable news anchor who questioned her subject, firing off an email criticizing her looks.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975, “Mandy” becomes Barry Manilow’s first #1 pop hit. He would go on to sell more than 75 millions records over the course of his career. Listen here.

• In 1892, comic actor Oliver Hardy is born in Harlem, Georgia. Along with Stan Laurel, he formed a famous comedy duo.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Times writes that there are actually quite a few things the U.S. could learn from Africa’s sh*thole countries.

• The author of a book on homelessness writes in the Queens Ledger that a solution to the issue starts with debunking the myths about the homeless.

In the Blogs
• An Elmhurst couple who illegally divided their home into five SROs faces seven years in prison.

• After failing to find an audience, Crabhouse Restaurant in Long Island City is now The Loft,  a change that includes a new Latin-inspired menu.

Trending in New York
• #ACSVersace
• #fire
• #bfc530
• #TheXFiles
• #WhatGodzillasReallyThinking

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (20-25) fell to the Grizzlies, 105-99.

• The Nets (16-29) lost to the Spurs, 100-95.

• St. John’s (10-9) is still without a Big East win, falling to Xavier, 88-82.

• The Islanders (23-19-4) host the Bruins in Brooklyn at 7 p.m.

• The Rangers (23-17-5) welcome the Sabres to MSG. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

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

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Winter Family Program: Winter Trees  Sat Jan 20th 11am  Kids will learn about trees and use parts of trees to make a craft. Registration required. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St., Flushing
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Real Estate
• When is the right time to stop writing a monthly rent check and buy? A realtor from Forest Hills weighs in. 

 OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 20th 12-3pm & Sun Jan 21st 1-4pm  76-18 69th Place, #3D, Glendale  Third floor corner unit condo in gated community.  982 s/f of living space features 14 ft ceilings, 2 BRs, 2 bath, washer/dryer, wood floors, parking space.  Asking $549,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

 OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 20th 12-3pm  52-58 70th Street, Maspeth  One family attached brick home features 3 lg. BRs, 2 full bath, large L/R, remodeled kitchen, D/R.  Many closets, full basement, garage, driveway, nice yard. Near all! Asking $784,000 O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,400-square-foot townhouse at 258-79 Francis Lewis Boulevard in Rosedale for $370,000.

Style & Fashion
• Balenciaga is has a new line for cubicle dwellers who want to rock an edgier look at the office.

• A new pair of Adidas comes with a free year of travel on the Berlin subway.

Events
• Astoria – 8 a.m. – Councilman Costa Constatinides passes out flyers on DACA renewal and legal options for Dreamers. N Train Stop, Astoria Blvd.

• Sunnyside 8:30 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer passes out flyers on DACA renewal and legal options for Dreamers. 7 Train Stops, 69th to 40th Streets

• Jackson Heights 9 a.m. – Councilman Daniel passes out flyers on DACA renewal and legal options for Dreamers. 74th Street Subway Station

• Flushing 4 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo passes out flyers on DACA renewal and legal options for Dreamers. Flushing International High School, 144-80 Barclay Ave.

• Kew Gardens 4 p.m. – Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz passes out flyers on DACA renewal and legal options for Dreamers. Union Turnpike & Queens Blvd.

• Little Neck – 6 p.m. – Open Mic Tribute to the Rev Martin Luther King Jr. Queens Library, 249-01 Northern Blvd.

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

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January 18th, 2018 at 10:53 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Eleven busted in drug trafficking ring, Teen shot to death in Queens

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Wednesday, January 17

Top Stories 
• North and South Korea agreed to march together at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics next month.

• Eleven suspected drug traffickers were indicted for allegedly distributing heroin and fentanyl in Manhattan, Staten Island, and New Jersey.

• Police identified the suspect wanted for fatally shooting a woman in front of a Bronx bodega.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State 2018: NYC Region
Fri Jan 19th  8am
RSVP required.  RSVP with “LICP” in the subject line.  LIC Conference Center, Queensboro Room, 41-21 27th St, LIC.

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Queens News
• A 19-year-old teen was shot to death after he stepped out of a car in South Ozone Park.

• Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer called on the city’s new transit president to address problems on the 7 train.

• The FAA is investigating the Port Authority’s response to chaotic delays at JFK Airport earlier this month.

Subway Status 
• Some 34 St bound 7 trains will end at 61 St-Woodside, Queensboro Plaza or Hunters Point Av. Expect delays in both directions.

• Northbound A trains are running local from Euclid Av to Broadway Junction.

• Northbound A trains are running express from Aqueduct-North Conduit to 80 St. Expect delays to A and C train service.

• 71 Av bound M and northbound R trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Elmhurst Av.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-495 eastbound from Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / Queens Blvdto Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

• Disabled truck on I-495 westbound approaching Exit 20 – Junction Blvd / Queens Blvd right lane blocked

• 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 Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound from Rockaway Blvd to Exit 8 – Main St

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

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

• Accident on I-278 eastbound just past Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy Exit 2 lanes blocked until further notice.

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

Sports
• The Rangers (23-17-5) topped the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-1.

• The Islanders (23-19-4) fell to the New Jersey Devils, 4-1.

• The Knicks (20-24) head to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (16-28) host the San Antonio Spurs at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (10-8) faces 11th-ranked Xavier on the road at 8:30 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

• Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – Tensions mount when the sudden shut down of Southside High forces Jughead and his fellow serpents to transfer to Riverdale High.

• The Blacklist (NBC, 8PM) – When Red goes on the hunt for a legendary treasure, he draws the attention of Abraham Stern, a cunning manipulator who has devoted his life and the lives of many innocents to recovering the fortune that is his birthright.

• Criminal Minds (CBS, 10PM) – The BAU is called to New York when several casualties of a brutal nature are reported in Central Park.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew.

• Hulu: The Mick Season 2 Midseason Premiere – Sabrina organizes a gathering of talented artists in the hopes of being able to impress them.

• Amazon Video: Capote - In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case.

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 Estate718-821-5999

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 
• Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – Evening Cocktails & Craft: Winter Terrariums.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

• Whitestone – 7:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James speaks at We Love Whitestone’s town hall. 150-05 12th Ave.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
• Laptops: Are you looking for a budget laptop? Check out this list of the 10 best budget laptops of 2018 so far.

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January 17th, 2018 at 4:00 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by The Banad Law Offices P.C., Immigration & Nationality Law

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Wednesday, January 17
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow operations. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Snow in the morning but cloudy in the afternoon. High of 36 degrees.

Top Stories
• A slushy winter storm hit the tri-state area overnight, which could bring an inch of snow to New York City.

• Dozens of victims testified to the sexual abuse perpetrated by Olympics gymnastics doctor Larry Nasser.

• A group of two dozen state attorneys general sued to keep net neutrality, while Senate Democrats almost have enough votes to repeal the FCC’s ruling.

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State 2018: NYC Region   Fri Jan 19th  8am  RSVP required.  RSVP with “LICP” in the subject line.  LIC Conference Center, Queensboro Room, 41-21 27th Street, LIC
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Queens News
• A person was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Sunnyside and brought to the hospital in critical condition.

• Police found a dead man with a massive head wound in Bayside.

• An Elmhurst landlord was charged with illegally converting a single-family home into a multi-unit dwelling.

Politics
• Cuomo’s budget proposal includes provisions to pass the Child Victims Act and create a commission to study legalizing pot.

• The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a re-trial of former Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver for corruption.

Entertainment
• It’s a girl! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their third baby into the world.

• Singer Seal is vehemently denying recent allegations of sexual misconduct.

Buzzing Back

• In 1966 NBC Television greenlights The Monkees. Out of the over 400 young men who came to audition, these four guys made it!

• In 1922 actress Betty White is born in Oak Park Illinois. Playing many roles in her career, her most beloved character is Rose from The Golden Girls.  Click here to hear some “Rose-isms”.

Opinion
• The Daily News says it’s about time Governor Cuomo takes on sexual abuse reform for statue of limitations.

• The Post says Cuomo’s problem is his refusal to address the state’s high taxes and wasteful spending.

In the Blogs
• LIJ Forest Hill’s postpartum unit, which has a “baby-friendly” designation, is now open for local families.

• The Real Estate Board of NY donated its historic documents to LaGuardiaCommunity College’s archives.

Trending in New York
• Fake News
• #BlackLightning
• Wisconsin
• #ThisIsUs
• #Celtics

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (23-17-5) topped the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-1.

• The Islanders (23-19-4) fell to the New Jersey Devils, 4-1.

• The Knicks (20-24) head to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (16-28) host the San Antonio Spurs at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (10-8) faces 11th-ranked Xavier on the road at 8:30 p.m.

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

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Winter Terrariums  Wed Jan 17th  6-8pm  Build a tiny green world and bring some delight into your home this winter. All materials provided. Warm up while you work with a botanical cocktail. Reg Req: www.winterterrariums.eventbrite.com  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• The Queens building with the most 311 heat complaints was 89-21 Elmhurst Avenue.

• For Sale – Richmond Hill – Brick mixed use building.  Four family home w/ 1,700 s/f of commercial space in a great location. Each apt has EIK, LR/DR, 1 BR and 1 full bath.  Asking $1.598M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Sale – 160-44 96th Street, Howard Beach – Two family home on 80×100 ft lot.  4 BRs, 2 bath total.  Finished basement, walking distance to Charles Park.  Close to all.  Asking $995,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Elmhurst – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,250-square-foot co-op at 92-31 57th Avenue for $525,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Nestle is selling its U.S. candy business to Ferrero for $2.8 billion amid its health push.

• Oil producer Hess Corp. is cutting 300 jobs this year to trim costs.

Events
• Flushing – 10:30 a.m. – Korean-American Family Service Center announces new emergency shelter capital project. Global Leadership Foundation, 46-20 Parsons Blvd.

• LIC – 2 p.m. – Councilman Van Bramer delivers food donated during annual holiday drive to Hour Children. 36-11 12th St.

• Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – Evening Cocktails & Craft: Winter Terrariums.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

• Whitestone – 7:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James speaks at We Love Whitestone’s town hall. 150-05 12th Ave.

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January 17th, 2018 at 1:39 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Cuomo unveils state budget plan, Man found dead with head injury in Bayside

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Tuesday, January 16

Top Stories 
• Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was subpoenaed last week by special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the Russia investigation.

• Governor Cuomo unveiled his $168 billion state budget plan and said he’ll urge lawmakers to reconsider restructuring the state tax system in response to the federal tax overhaul.

• A woman was fatally shot in front of a Bronx bodega after a dispute inside the store.

Drink ‘n Draw
Tues Jan 16th  8:30pm
Bring your friends or enjoy an evening of creative exploration and meeting local artists. Live models! Bring your own materials. Some materials will be available for purchase. $10  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria.

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Queens News
• A man died after he was found on the street with a massive head injury in Bayside.

• Hundreds of luggage bags have yet to be returned to their ownersafter chaotic delays at JFK Airport earlier this month.

• A new report shows that tenants in the city’s least expensive neighborhoods generate the most heat complaints.

Subway Status 
• Southbound 2 and 5 trains are running with delays because of a train with mechanical problems at Beverly Rd.

• Jamaica bound J trains will end at Crescent St because of a sick passenger at Woodhaven Blvd.

• Rockaway Park S shuttle trains running with delays in both directions because of a train with mechanical problems.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound between 58th St and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between Exit 23 – Main St and Exit 27 – Clearview Expwy I-295 / Throgs Neck Bridge.

• Delays on I-495 westbound between Exit 24 – Kissena Blvd / 164th St and Exit 22B – Van Wyck Expwy I-678 / College Point Blvd.

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

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

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 30 – Flushing Ave and Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy.

• Watermain break on MacKay Place eastbound between Shore Rd and Narrows Ave all lanes blocked until further notice.

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

Sports
• The Rangers (22-17-5) host the Philadelphia Flyers at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (23-18-4) topped the Montreal Canadiens, 5-4.

• The Knicks (20-24) routed the Nets (16-28), 119-104.

• The New York Giants are expected to hire Pat Shurmur as its new head coach.

What’s On TV Tonight

The Flash (CW, 8PM) – As Barry’s trial for the murder of Clifford DeVoe begins, Iris and Joe must decide how far they are willing to go to keep Barry out of prison.

This Is Us (NBC, 9PM) – Kate goes wedding dress shopping. Kevin embraces a new lifestyle while Randall explores William’s past. Jack and Rebecca take the kids to the mall.

Black Lightning (CW, 9PM) – A retired superhero is drawn back into his old lifestyle when his daughter seeks to serve justice to evil-doers in the series premiere.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Dallas Buyers Club- In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.

Hulu: Mountain Men Season 1 – It’s a race against winter for men who make their living off the land – hunting, fishing and trapping to put food on the table.

Amazon Video: Endeavor Season 1 – Before Inspector Morse, there was the rookie Constable Morse, fed up with police work and ready to nip his career in the bud by handing in his resignation.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Woodhaven North - Detached 1 family features 5 BRs, EIK, access to yard from 1st floor. Gas heat, lots of sunlight, 2 blocks to trains & shopping. Asking $558,000. Lou Pastorini  917-797-7567

• For Sale – Middle Village – One family brick, all modern w/ completely finished basement, new baths. Great location! Asking $1,100,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

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 your order online.

Local Events 
To send us a local event for the Newsticker, click here.

Tech Tip of the Day 
Photography: Do you want to learn how to take better pictures on your phone? Click here to learn how.

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January 16th, 2018 at 4:23 pm

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Morning Buzz: Homeless man punches Sunnyside man in the face, Cops pull over and fire taser at Far Rockaway man

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Tuesday, January 16

Weather
• Cloudy with snow showers developing in the afternoon. High of 36.

Top Stories
• On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, New York officials and King’s family honored the civil rights leader’s legacy while bashing Trump for his racism.

• Governor Cuomo’s congestion pricing plan may toll high-traffic areas in Manhattan instead of East River crossings to fund the MTA.

• Gymnastics star Simone Biles is the latest athlete to say she was molested by team doctor Larry Nassar.

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Day of Action  Tues Jan 16th 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 homeless shelter resident punched a Sunnyside man in the face after calling him a “cracker.”

• A video captured more than a dozen police officers pulling over a Far Rockaway driver and tasing him repeatedly.

• U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer now wants the Department of Transportation to step in to handle the JFK Airport meltdown.

Politics
• Al Sharpton joked that he may recruit Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to run for president after her rousing MLK Day speech.

• Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams is seriously considering a run for lieutenant governor of New York.

Entertainment
• Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer for The Cranberries, has died at the age of 46.

It’s official! Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Nascar star Danica Patrick are dating.

Buzzing Back

• In 2010 a Massive earthquake strikes Haiti.  View pictures of the devastation.

• In 1948 film director John Carpenter is born in Carthage, New York. He is best know for this creepy movie series.

Opinion
• The Daily News urges courts to end partisan redistricting like the recent decision in North Carolina.

• The Post says Andrew Cuomo’s tough budget choice this year will be protecting New York or boosting spending in an election year.

In the Blogs
• Hear a presentation of the governor’s State of the State proposals in LIC later this month.

• See who won the the “Sunnysider of the Year” award presented by the chamber of commerce.

Trending in New York
LeBron
Jonas Brothers
#ImageAwards
Curb Stomp
#PumpRules

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (22-17-5) host the Philadelphia Flyers at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (23-18-4) topped the Montreal Canadiens, 5-4.

• The Knicks (20-24) routed the Nets (16-28), 119-104.

• The New York Giants are expected to hire Pat Shurmur as its new head coach.

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

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Drink ‘n Draw  Tues Jan 16th  8:30pm Bring your friends or enjoy an evening of creative exploration and meeting local artists. Live models! Bring your own materials. Some materials will be available for purchase. $10  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• A recent analysis concludes residential agents are still not flocking to the Rockaways.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – Well maintained co-op features LR, DR, kitchen, 1 BR, 1 bath.  Building has laundry room, gym and parking on premises.  Close to all.  Asking $385,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• For Sale – Woodhaven North – Detached on family home features 5 BRs, EIK, access to yard on first floor, gas heat, lots of sunlight.  Close to stores & trains.  Asking $558,0009  Lou Pastorini  917-797-7567

• Sold – Howard Beach – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,700-square-foot house at 161-51 83rd Street for $1.15 million. Zillow.

Technology
• BlackBerry is launching a new cybersecurity software to identify vulnerabilities in self-driving cars.

• Business Insider compares the Amazon Echo with the Google Home to see how they stay up.

Events
East Elmhurst - 9:30 a.m. – Congressman Joseph Crowley discusses plan to improve lives of working families in Queens and the Bronx. Vaughn College,86-01 23rd Ave.

Kew Gardens10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Day of Action. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Room 200

Flushing2 p.m. – Harmonizing Relationships. Queens Library, 158-21 Jewel Ave.

Astoria8:30 p.m. – Drink ‘n Draw. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

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January 16th, 2018 at 2:16 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Homeless man found dead underneath bridge in Queens, Man stabs straphanger on 7 train

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Monday, January 15

Top Stories 
• New York’s elected officials gathered in Harlem to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

• Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of the Cranberries, died suddenly at the age of 46.

• A Bronx apartment fire that led to the death of a father and his daughter was caused by an electric plate.

Queens News
• Police are investigating the death of a homeless man who was found underneath the Hell Gate Bridge in Astoria.

• A man, who was blasting his portable speaker, stabbed a straphanger after he complained about the noise on the 7 train.

• The MTA plans to suspend express service on the 7 line in order to make much needed repairs.

Subway Status 
• Good Service on all lines as of 4:00 p.m.

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 Shore Parkway; Belt System – Shore Pkwy.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound between Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Union Turnpike.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between I-495 Long Island Expwy and Union Turnpike.

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

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Shore Pkwy; Belt System – Shore Pkwy and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

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

Sports
• The Knicks (19-24) lost to New Orleans Pelicans, 123-118. The Knicks and the Nets (16-27) face off today at 3 p.m.

• The Rangers (22-17-5) fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-2.

• The Islanders (22-18-4) play the Montreal Canadiens tonight at 7:30 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

The Gifted (FOX, 8PM) -In the Season 1 finale, Dr. Campbell attends an anti-mutant summit, attempting to take the Hound program national, and some of the team at Mutant HQ goes on a dangerous mission to stop his efforts.

Scorpion (CBS, 10PM) – Team Scorpion must work with Toby’s nemesis, Quincy Berkstead, and his wife, Amy, Toby’s ex-fiancée, when they are locked inside an artificially intelligent doomsday bunker that aims to kill them.

The Good Doctor (ABC, 10PM)- The twins suffer complications from their surgery forcing the team at San Jose Boneventure Hospital to make a life-changing decision.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Batman Returns- When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.

Hulu: Bob’s Burgers Season 8 Midseason Premiere – After Tina’s difficult end to her relationship on Valentine’s Day, the Belcher women decide to have a limo girls’ night out in order to lift her spirits.

Amazon Video: The Guardian Season 1 – Nick is a hotshot attorney working for his father Burton’s prestigious Philadelphia law firm.

Real Estate

• For Rent – Glendale – Apartment features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and modern kitchen. Convenient to shopping and transportation including express bus to Manhattan. Asking $2,200/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale - Rego Park Sunny, large 1 BR apt. Laundry room, private backyard, storage room & garage. Asking $420,000.O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

Local Eats of the Day

• Kitchen 79
Located at 31-70 79th St.

Enjoy an order of their Pad Thaimade with fried rice noodles with tamarind, bean sprouts, egg, scallions and peanut for $10.

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

Local Events 
• Jamaica – 1 to 5 p.m. – Ceremony Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-0 Jamaica Ave.

To send us a local event for the Newsticker, click here.

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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January 16th, 2018 at 2:10 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Party Perfection in Maspeth

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Monday, January 15
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday. Meters are still in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 31 degrees

Top Stories
• There are conflicting memories from a White House meeting where President Trump was accused of saying his now infamous “sh*thole countries” comment.

• Due to an employee’s error, a false alarm emergency alert notification claiming a “ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii” went out to the entire state on Saturday.

• Dozens of male models and assistants claimed that prominent photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber sexually exploited them.

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Annual Ceremony Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy  Mon Jan 15th 1-5pm  Celebrating the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with tributes in song, dance, the spoken word and words of inspiration. Hosted by Council Member I. Daneek Miller.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
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Queens News
• A hot halogen lamp left too close to a flammable item led to a blaze that injured 17 people in Rockaway Beach.

• A teen was fatally shot by his friend over an iPhone, his mom claims.

• Elias Husamudeen, president of the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, said the closing of Rikers Island is a “land grab” and “political con game.”

Politics
• Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is expected to testify this week over Russian involvement in the 2016 election.

• In the last decade, the state has spent millions to settle sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits.

Entertainment
• Creators of the popular ABC comedy Modern Family say that the series will likely end soon.

Weekend Box Office
• Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: $27 million
• The Post: $18.6 million
• The Commuter: $13.5 million
• Insidious: The Last Key: $12.1 million
• The Greatest Showman: $11.8 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2009 Sully Sullenberger performs Miracle on the Hudson.  In 2016, Tom Hanks portrayed Captain Sullenberger in this film.

• In 1929  Martin Luther King Jr. born in Atlanta, Georgia.  He is most remembered for his riveting “I Have a Dream” speech, in which he calls for an end to racism in the United States.

Opinion
• The president may want Norwegians to come to the US, but a Post columnist argued why Norwegians should steer clear of the invitation.

• A Times columnist argued that the very center of racism is denial.

In the Blogs
• The Central Queens Y is hosting a blood drive today.

• A new restaurant, Bachata Rosa Lounge, has opened in Long Island City.

Trending in New York
• #MLKDay
• #MartinLutherKingJr
• #AusOpen
• #LivingWithDepressionIs
• Baghdad

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (19-24) lost to New Orleans Pelicans, 123-118. The Knicks and the Nets (16-27) face off today at 3 p.m.

• The Rangers (22-17-5) fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-2.

• The Islanders (22-18-4) play the Montreal Canadiens tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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

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Gingerbread Lane Give-Away  Mon Jan 15th  Gingerbread houses from the exhibit will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring a box or bag (flat-bottomed shopping bags/paper grocery bags work best) to carry your gingerbread loot home.  Giveaway is from 2 – 5 pm; line starts at 1 pm.    NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use community facility at 30-14 Crescent Street, in Astoria.

• For Rent – Forest Hills – Large 2 BR, 2 bath apt facing Austin St in pet friendly pre-war building.  Close to all. Asking $2,400/month  Halstead Real Estate  718-520-0303

• For Sale – Forest Hills – One family brick home in a wonderful location features 4 BRs, 2 full bath, full finished attic & basement.  Hardwood floors, Florida sunroom, oversized detached garage.  Close to all.  Asking $1,099,000 O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Jamaica – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,264-square-foot house at 123-32 146th St. for $440,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• A15-year-old boy was found unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the torso in the stairwell of 40-20 Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway. A 31-year-old man is considered to be a person of interest and a firearm has been recovered.

• A 33-year-old woman was found unconscious and unresponsive with no sign of trauma on Saturday around 11:22 a.m. at 41-16 Fuller Place in Flushing.

Events
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – 40th Anniversary screening of “The Wiz”.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue

• Forest Hills – 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Volunteers of all ages will serve and join Queens seniors, ages 65 to 95, for an intergenerational lunch as part of UJA-Federation of New York’s second community-wide MLK Day of Service. Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St.

 Far Rockaway – 12 p.m. – Far Rockaway Street to be Renamed in Memory of Local Hero Manuel “Manny” Fiallo Jr. Corner of Mott Ave and Beach 22nd St.

• Corona – 1 p.m. – Gingerbread Lane Give-Away.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street

• Jamaica – 1 to 5 p.m. – Ceremony Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-0 Jamaica Avenue

 Cambria Heights – 2 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer will deliver remarks at Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Mount Moriah AME Church Martin Luther King Jr. Panel Discussion. Mt. Moriah AME Church, 116-20 Francis Lewis Blvd.

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January 15th, 2018 at 1:29 pm

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