Afternoon Buzz: Alexander Acosta named new labor secretary pick, Cuomo to resolve traffic problems at LaGuardia Airport
Thursday, February 16
•Trump announced Alexander Acosta, a former National Labor Relations Board member, as his new labor secretary pick.
•Businesses across the nation closed their doors in support of a full day protest against Trump’s immigration polices.
•Gov. Cuomo announced a logistics team will be sent to LaGuardia Airport to resolve traffic issues caused by reconstruction.
•Police officers arrested a man and confiscated fake guns in South Jamaica Houses.
•Police are searching for two suspects who installed debit card recording devices on a HSBC Bank ATM in Woodside.
•A and C trains are running with delays after an earlier incident at Canal St.
Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.
•Delays on I-495 lower level westbound to Exit 17E – I-278.
•Delays on I-678 southbound between Exit 12B – I-495; Ramp and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.
•Delays on Grand Central Parkway in both directions at LaGuardia Airport.
•The Islanders are hosting the crosstown rival Rangers in Brooklyn. Puck-drop is 7 p.m.
What’s On TV Tonight
•The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8 p.m.) – Amy is angered when she discovers Sheldon shared intimate relationship information with people at the university; Raj stops receiving financial support from his father.
•Riverdale (CW, 9 p.m.) – Jughead fights to keep the drive-in open after a buyer plans to destroy it. Betty’s friendship with Archie is hurt after she discovers information about Miss Grundy. Meanwhile, Veronica confronts her mother.
•The Blacklist (NBC, 10 p.m) – Aram poses as a hacker to identify an infamous criminal who commits perfect crimes. Meanwhile, Tom expands his investigation into his childhood, and Red looks for the cause of his undermined business operations.
Stream Picks of the Day
•Netflix: Parks and Recreation: Season 1 - A series revolving around the adventures of an Indiana town’s public officials as they work to make the community a better place.
•Amazon Video: Humans: Season 1 – In a parallel present, the latest must-have gadget is a ‘Synth’ – an advanced robotic servant that’s so similar to a real human that it’s transforming the way people live.
•Hulu: 11.22.63 - A high school teacher travels back in time to prevent John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
•For Sale – Astoria – Best Location! Huge detached 2 family w/ 2 car garage. Large rooms, full finished basement. Close to transportation. Asking $1.399M Dave Pastorini 718-757-5881 Coldwell Banker Phillips
•For Rent - Maspeth – Two bedroom, one bath, new kitchen with stainless appliances. Asking $2,200 Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188
Local Eats of the Day
•Chiahuaha Mexican Restaurant
Located at 47-02 Greenpoint Ave.
Enjoy their popular enchiladas or shrimp tacos at this Sunnyside spot.
• Jackson Heights – 6:30 p.m. – Elected officials, residents rally against Senator Jose Peralta’s switch to IDC. Jackson Heights Post Office, 78th St. and 37th Ave.
• Woodside – 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Association. St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 50-22 44th Street
• Bayside - 7 to 9 p.m. – 16th Annual Bayside Historical Society Art Show. 208 Totten Avenue
• Maspeth - 7 to 10 p.m. – Venetian Carnival. The Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Avenue
• Flushing – 7:15 p.m. – Flushing Camera Club. Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45th Avenue, 5th Floor
• East Elmhurst – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 3 Meeting. Louis Armstrong Middle School, 32-02 Junction Blvd.
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