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Afternoon Buzz: Amazon reconsiders HQ2, Man charged with murder of pregnant ex-girlfriend

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Friday, February 8

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Amazon is reconsidering its Queens campus after facing fierce opposition from officials and activists.

• Kellyanne Conway was assaulted in front of her daughter by a woman last year at a restaurant.

• A former police sergeants union boss was sentenced to five years in prison for taking bribes.

IN QUEENS
• A Queens man turned himself in and was charged with the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend in Ridgewood.

• Celebrity lawyer Joseph Tacopina was caught with brass knuckles at JFK Airport.

• Governor Cuomo blamed Senate Democrats for  trying to kill the Amazon deal.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Some Jamaica-bound J trains are running local from Marcy Av to Myrtle Av because of signal problems at Hewes St.

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

TRAFFIC
• 34 min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

• 29 min - Little Neck Parkway to Hunters Point Ave. in LIC on the Long Island Expwy.

• 19 min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

• 31 min – LIC YMCA to Union Turnpike in Kew Gardens on Queens Blvd.

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

SCOREBOARD
Friday
• The Knicks (10-43) head to Detroit to take on the Pistons at 7 p.m.
• The Nets (29-27) host the Chicago Bulls at 7:30 p.m.
• The Rangers (23-22-8) welcome the Carolina Hurricanes to MSG at 8 p.m.
Saturday
• The Knicks return home to play the Toronto Raptors. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
• The Islanders are home against the Colorado Avalanche. Puck drops at 1 p.m.
• St. John’s (17-6) looks to build on their latest win at home against Providence at noon.
• LIU Brooklyn hosts Wagner at 4:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn welcomes Fairleigh Dickinson to the borough at 4 p.m.
Sunday
• The Rangers host the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 7 p.m. matchup.
• The Islanders welcome the Minnesota Wild to town at 3 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• The National Enquirer’s publisher will investigate Jeff Bezos’s extortionclaims.

• The Fyre Festival founder has been ordered to pay $2.9 million to an investment company he screwed over.

• Hailey Baldwin shares how Justin Bieber proposed in July 2018.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Blindspot (NBC, 8PM) – Patterson and Rich embark on a treasure hunt to Peru in a gambit to save Jane.

• Blacklist (NBC, 9PM) – Red is sent to a federal medical institution following his request to the court for a psychiatric evaluation, and Liz and Jennifer use his time away to search for a Blacklister they believe may have valuable information about Red’s past.

• Blue Bloods (CBS, 10PM) – It’s Reagan versus Reagan when Danny goes against Jamie’s direct order during a hostage negotiation.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: One Day at a Time Season 3 – Penelope studies to become a nurse practitioner, Elena and Syd grow closer, Alex gets punished, Lydia tackles a bucket list, and Schneider falls in love.

• HULU: Legion Season 2 – Unlikely alliances are formed and the search for the Shadow King begins.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Expanse Season 3 – As the Rocinante crew digs deeper into the search for Prax’s missing daughter, the war between Earth and Mars turns deadly in ways the solar system has never seen. But a new threat in the outer reaches of the Belt could prove much more dangerous.

TECHNOLOGY
• Apple has finally released an iPhone software update to prevent FaceTime eavesdropping.

• Spring is suing AT&T for their misleading 5G wireless branding that has not yet been deployed.

• Spotify will explicitly ban ad-blockers, and will kick you off for using them.

#TRENDINGNY

• Candace Owens

• #FlashbackFriday

• #HouseJudiciaryCommittee

• #FridayFeeling

• #noAmazonNYC

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Middle Village – Detached Home 35X38 Sitting On A 55X90 Lot. Features 6 Bed,3 Full Baths, Built In 1945 Altered In 2007. Above Ground Pool, Private Drive And Garage. Finished Basement With Gas Fireplace. Plenty Of Closet Space Inc. Walk In Closet. Hardwood Floors Through Out. Beautiful Den. Asking $1,698,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Howard Beach – Two Family Cape Cod features include: Huge Lot (50 x 100 ft), Renovated from top to bottom, Beautiful Sun Room/ extension, Nice Backyard, Finished basement, Private Driveway (will fit up to 4 cars), Great location! Only 1 Block to the Cross Bay Blvd. Asking $799,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• Ozone Park – 6 p.m. – Emergency 5 Boro Summit Call to Action. DESHI Center, 83-10 Rockaway Blvd.
• Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Black History Month Celebration 2019. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Astoria – 7:30 to 9 p.m. – Q.E.D. presents Judy Gold! Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Flushing - 8 p.m. – Rumination & Hope, In and Out of Time. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
 LIC – 8 p.m. – A performance of “Queen”. Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Rd.
• Forest Hills - 8 p.m. – Generations perform. The Other Place, 103-19 Metropolitan Ave.

Saturday
• Ridgewood – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Toddler Storytime (2-4 y/o). Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue
• Flushing – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Plant Sale.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Lunar New Year Parade. Union St. & 37th Ave.
 Glendale – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Nature Photography Hike.  Highland Park Parking Lot, Vermont Place & Highland Blvd.
• Flushing – 11:15 a.m. – Family Storytime: Lunar New Year.  Queens Library, 41-17 Main Street
• Flushing – 11:30 a.m. – Department of Consumer Affairs hosts second annual NYC Free Tax Prep-A-Thon. Flushing High School, 35-01 Union St.
• Flushing – Noon to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
• Flushing – 1 p.m. – Lunar New Year Concert.  Queens Library, 41-17 Main Street
• Astoria – 2 p.m. – Midcentury Stereopanorama.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23d Avenue
• LIC – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – A performance of “Queen”.  Variety Boys & Girls Club,  21-12 30th Road
• Corona – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – MOMIX.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue So.
• Flushing – 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Lunar New Year Tinker Festival.  RSVP. Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street
• Rockaway Park – 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. – Poseidon’s Prom 2019 Fundraiser.  K of C Rockaway Council 2672, 333 Beach 90th Street
• Elmhurst - 8 p.m. – Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Rego Park – 9 p.m. – Thunder Road performs (Springsteen Tribute).  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

Sunday
• Forest Hills – 10:30 a.m. – Celebration of Love.  Ascension Church, 2 Russell Place
• Flushing – Noon – Native American Arts Social.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Bayside – Noon to 3 p.m. – Jazz Brunch.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Chinese American Parent’s Assoc. presents: Lantern Festival Event.  Queens Library, 41-17 Main Street
• Corona – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – MOMIX.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue So.
• LIC – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – A performance of “Queen”.  Variety Boys & Girls Club,  21-12 30th Road
• Flushing – 2:30 p.m. – Queens Symphony Orchestra: 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Assassination of MLK Jr.  LeFrak Concert Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
• Flushing - 3 p.m. – Black History Month Screening: 12 Years a Slave. RSVP Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street
• Rockville Centre - 3 p.m. – Easy to Love: A Swingtime Big Band Valentine.  Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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Written by QTadmin

February 11th, 2019 at 1:33 pm

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