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Afternoon Buzz: Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting case, Man fatally shot near Ozone Park playground

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Friday, May 19

Top Stories 
• Anthony Weiner plead guilty to sexting with a North Carolina teen as his wife filed for divorce.

• Prosecutors said the Times Square crash suspect claimed he wanted “to kill them all” during his arrest.

Queens News
• A man was fatally shot during an argument near a playground in Ozone Park.

• A Rego Park activist is facing city fines for a traffic safety sign she placed in front of her home.

• A judge raised the bail of an accused knifepoint rapist to $2 millionafter the original bail was found inadequate.

Subway Status 
• Some northbound 5 trains are running on the 2 line from Nevins St to 149 St-Grand Concourse. Expect delays on 2, 3, 4 and 5 trains.

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 25 – Utopia Parkway / 188th St.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between 61st St and Exit 29B – Tillary St.

• Delays on I-495 westbound between Exit 20 – Junction Blvd / Queens Blvd and Van Dam St

• Delays on Grand Central Parkway eastbound between Exit 11 – Jewel Ave; Ramp and Exit 13 – I-678 – Van Wyck EXPY; Jackie Robinson PKWY.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between 69th Rd; Ramp and Queens; Bronx County Line – Whitestone Bridge Toll Plaza.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between Queens Blvd; NY 25 and Foch Blvd; Ramp.

• Delays on Grand Central PKWY westbound Roosevelt Ave to START ROUTE Grand Central PKWY; I-278; Exit – 29th St.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between 133rd Ave and Exit 10 – Grand Central PKWY.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect EXPY Exit and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

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

Sports
Friday
• The Mets welcome the Angels to Citi Field for a three-game series. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees head to Tampa Bay to take on the Rays at 7:10 p.m.
NBA Playoffs
• The Celtics host the Cavaliers. Game starts at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday
• The Mets face Los Angeles for their second game of the series at 7:15 p.m.
• The Bombers play the Rays again at 4:10 p.m.
NBA Playoffs
• The Warriors are in San Antonio to face off against the Spurs. Tip-off is at 9 p.m.

Sunday
• The Amazins finish their series with the Angels with a 1:15 p.m. matinee.
• The Yankees conclude their three-game set with the Rays at 1:10 p.m.
NBA Playoffs
• The Cavaliers host the Celtics. Game starts at 8:30 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

• 12 Monkeys (SYFY, 8 p.m.) – Season 3 begins with the birth of the Witness, who has the potential to bring on the end of the world.

• Reign (CW, 9 p.m.) – Darnley teams up with John Knox to strip Mary of her throne, and this plot will leave a friend of Mary’s dead. Meanwhile, Elizabeth must banish Gideon from court.

• Emergency 24/7 (LIFE, 10 p.m.) – A pedestrian is hit by a bus during the morning rush hour; a young woman is rushed to the ER after collapsing on the dance floor; bad weather causes a pair of painful dislocations.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Season 3 – Netflix’s hit comedy returns as Kimmy finds herself in an unfamiliar position with the Reverend back in her life. Meanwhile, Titus returns from his cruise and auditions for an exciting new role.

Hulu: The Last Ship, Season 1 – The crew of a naval destroyer is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic kills off most of the earth’s population.

Amazon Video: Sneaky Pete, Season 1 – A con man on the run from a vicious gangster hides by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete, as he “reunites” with Pete’s estranged family.

Real Estate

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 20th 1-3pm  85-66 67th Avenue, Rego Park  One family brick Tudor features 3 BR, 3 full bath, finished basement, 2 car garage, new roof, move in condition.  Asking $858,000  Dave Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun May 21st  1-3:30pm  50-24 63rd Street, Woodside  New listing!  Two family semi detached brick features 4 BR, 2 bath, private driveway.  Excellent condition! Asking $959,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

Local Eats of the Day

 Slide Bar-B-Q
Located at 5275 65th Pl.

Enjoy their popular Smo-Fry Wings starting at $9.95.

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

Local Events 
• LIC - 5 p.m. – Councilman Van Bramer attends rally against violence at Queensbridge Houses with Build Queensbridge 696. 41st Ave. and 10th St.
• Woodhaven – 5 to 9 p.m. – Quiet Clubbing.  Victory Field, Woodhaven Blvd & Myrtle Ave.
 Forest Hills – 6:30 p.m. – The xx.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl.
• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers keynote address at Flushing BID’s 2nd annual gala. Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Ave.
• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Screening of Thief (part of the Caan Film Festival). Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Jamaica – 7 to 10 p.m. – Paint Night: Wine & Cheese fundraiser.  Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.
• Astoria – 8 p.m. – Your Alice.  Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Rd.

Saturday
• Howard Beach – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Free Prostrate Screening.  State Senator Joe Addabbo’s Office, 159-53 102nd St.
• Far Rockaway – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – FREE Swim Lessons.  Far Rockaway H/S, 8-21 B25th St.
• Astoria – Noon – MAD Science!  Tye Dye.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Woodhaven - Noon – Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and Woodhaven Historical Society host co-naming ceremony for Forest Park Memorial Drive. The Oak Ridge, 1 Forest Park Dr.
• Middle Village – Noon to 3 p.m. – Community Park Day.  Juniper Valley Park Softball Field.
• Astoria – Noon – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl hold office hours for CreateNYC Cultural Plan. Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway.
 Flushing - 1 p.m. – Tim Kubart & The Space Cadets.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Astoria – 1:30 p.m. – El Dorado (part of the Caan Film Festival).  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – John V. Daniels Post 2813 VFW Meeting. 47-53 43rd St.
• Flushing – 2 to 3:30 p.m. – Storytime & Crafts.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
• Astoria – 3 to 6 p.m. – End of Year Extravaganza.  Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Rd.
• Astoria – 4:30 p.m. – The Rain People (part of the Caan Film Festival)  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Woodhaven – 5 p.m. – Emanuel United Church of Christ 140th Anniversary Party.  93-12 91st Ave.
• Forest Hills – 6:30 p.m. – The xx performs.  Forest H ills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl.
• Astoria – 7 p.m. – The Cinderella Story (part of the Caan Film Festival). Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – Dance the Night Away.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Astoria – 8 p.m. – Your Alice.  Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Rd.

Sunday
• Bayside – 9 a.m. to Noon – Annual Antique Car Show.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.
• Astoria – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Astoria Spring Festival.  31st St from Ditmars Blvd to 21st Ave.
• Broad Channel – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Rain Barrel Giveaway American Legion Post #1404, 209 Cross Bay Blvd.
• Corona – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Little Makers: Glider Planes.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.
• Forest Hills – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Free “Stop n’ Swap” Community Reuse event.  Central Queens Y, 108th St btwn 68th Ave & 68th Rd.
• Ridgewood - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Ridgewood Market: Sunday Brunch Bazaar.  Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Ave.
• Astoria – Noon – MAD Science! Tye Dye.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Flushing – 1 p.m. – Sacred Site’s Open House.  Friends meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd.
• Forest Hills – 2 p.m. – Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra, 106-06 Queens Blvd.
• Astoria – 2 p.m. – Brian’s Song (part of the Caan Film Festival). Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Bayside – 4 p.m. – Oratorio Society of Queens.  Queensborough Performing Arts, 222-05 56th Ave.
• Maspeth – 6 p.m. – Red Bull Music Academy Festival NY.  The Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.
• Astoria – 7 p.m. – The Killer Elite (part of the Caan Film Festival).  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

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May 19th, 2017 at 4:14 pm

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