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Afternoon Buzz: Bannon resigns from White House position, Thief steals musical instruments from Queens church

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Friday, August 18

Top Stories 
• Stephen Bannon resigned from his position as White House chief strategist after a rocky tenure.

• Police arrested a man in connection to a body found inside a shopping cart in the Bronx.

Queens News
• A thief broke into a Corona church and stole more than $2,000 worth of musical instruments.

• A man kicked down a woman’s apartment door and stole her television in Astoria.

• A cyclist in Astoria is in critical condition after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver.

Subway Status 
• Northbound 4 and 5 trains are running with delays due to signal problems at Wall St.

• F trains are running with delays after an earlier incident involving signal problems at Sutphin Blvd.

• No M trains between Myrtle Av and Metropolitan Av.

• Northbound G trains are running with delays due to a sick customer at Broadway.

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 Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / Queens Blvd and Exit 27 – Clearview Expwy I-295 / Throgs Neck Bridge.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound between Exit 11 – Jewel Ave; Ramp and Union Turnpike

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Exit 4 – Liberty Ave and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Northern Blvd; NY 25A and Queens; Bronx County Line – Whitestone Bridge Toll Plaza.

• Delays on I-295 northbound between 26th Ave and Belt System – Cross Island Pkwy; Throgs Neck Approach

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound between Exit 11 – Jewel Ave; Ramp and Union Turnpike

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Exit 4 – Liberty Avenue (New York) 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
Friday
• The Mets are hosting the Marlins at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees are in Boston to take on the Red Sox at 7:10 p.m.

Saturday
• The Mets and the Marlins face-off in Flushing again at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees and Red Sox are in Boston again. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
•  The Jets are in Detroit to take on the Lions at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday
• The Mets and the Marlins finish their series at CitiField again at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees and Sox face off at 1:10 p.m. in Boston.

 Movies in the Park: Beauty & the Beast  CANCELED
Friday, August 18th 8pm
Bring a chair or blanket.  Juniper Valley Park, 80th St & Juniper Blvd. North, Middle Village.

What’s On TV Tonight

• Raven’s Home (DISNEY, 8PM) – Nia sneaks to school wearing makeup against Raven’s wishes and draws the attention of the 8th grade girls who invite her to hang out.

• Guy’s Family Road Trip (FOOD, 9PM) – The Fieris head to Arizona and New Mexico to try fresh organic chicken, roasted green chiles, a homemade taco chicken dinner, and some quirky stops along legendary Route 66.

• Wynonna Earp (SYFY, 10PM) – Allies become enemies when a vengeful wish goes awry.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: The Defenders Season 1 – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up to fight crime in New York City.

• Hulu: Scrubs Season 5 – Now attending Sacred Heart, J.D. has to deal with his own interns.

• Amazon Video: Mozart in the Jungle Season 3 – With the lockout still underway, the New York Symphony family is fractured.

Real Estate

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 19th & Sun Aug 20th 12-2pm  64-78 82nd Place, Middle Village Brick home located on prime tree lined block. 3 BRs w/ custom built closets, split system ACs, 2 full bath, ultra modern EIK w/ extended cabinetry and granite island, fully paved backyard. Asking $899,000  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 20th 12:30-2pm  110-07 73rd Road, Apt 1D, Forest Hills. Large renovated 1 bedroom in pre-war building. EIK, hardwood floors, high ceilings. Steps to express subway and Austin St shopping. Asking $349,000 Halstead Real Estate  718-520-0303

Local Eats of the Day

• Jax Inn 
Located at 72-12 Northern Blvd.

Enjoy their Spicy Chicken Sandwich made with spicy buffalo sauce, lettuce tomatoes, melted pepper jack cheese and french fries for $11.95

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

Local Events 
• East Williamsburg 2 More Days of 1969: Woodstock Reunion Festival.  The Brooklyn Mirage, 140 Stewart Ave CANCELED. 
• Flushing – 6 to 11 p.m. – Flushing Night Out.  Flushing Meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd.
 LIC - 8 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Finding Dory.  Hunters Point South Park, Center Blvd and 50th Ave CANCELED.
 Middle Village – 8 p.m. – Movies in the Park: Beauty & The Beast.  Juniper Park, 80th St and Juniper Blvd North CANCELED.
• Astoria – 8 p.m. – The Disco Murders – A Murder Mystery Dinner. Riccardo’s 21-01 24th Ave.
• Maspeth - 8 p.m. – Free Outdoor Movies: Witches of Eastwick.  Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.

Saturday
 Flushing – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Orchid Sale.  Queens Botanical Garden Gift Shop.  43-50 Main St.
• Flushing – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Taiwan: A World of Orchids.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
• Little Neck – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Pet Adoption Event with NBC New York.  PETCO, Horace Harding Expwy.
• East Elmhurst – 11 a.m. – Senator Jose Peralta and partnering organizations distribute thousands of backpacks to children. 98th Place, off 57th Ave.
• Bushwick – Battle of Brooklyn Event –  1 to 5 p.m. – In partnership with The Onderdonk House.  Evergreen Cemetery, 1629 Bushwick Ave.
• Middle Village - 1 to 7 p.m. – Art show honoring the late Classic Artist, Jean Herber of Maspeth. Christ the King, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.
• College Point – 6 p.m. – SummerSounds: Lady & The Vamps.  Part of Katz’ Concert Series.  MacNeil Park, 19-01 Poppenhusen Ave.
• Flushing – 6 to 11 p.m. – Flushing Night Out.  Flushing Meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd.
• Ridgewood – 8 p.m. – Movie Night: Moana.  Rosemary’s Playground, Madison Street and Woodward Ave.

Sunday
• Flushing – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Orchid Sale.  Queens Botanical Garden Gift Shop.  43-50 Main St.
• Flushing – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Taiwan: A World of Orchids.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
• Astoria – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Steinway Street Festival.  Steinway St from 28th to 34th Aves.
• Flushing – 2 p.m. – City Council District 20 candidates forum. Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Ave.
• Rosedale – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – A day of healing candlelight vigil. Brookville Park, enter at 147th Ave.
• Rockaway – 8 p.m. – Movie Night in The Rockaways: Rock & Roll High School.  B94th St off Shorefront Pkwy.

Tech Tip of the Day 
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Written by QTadmin

August 18th, 2017 at 4:04 pm

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