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Afternoon Buzz: Capital bids farewell to George H.W. Bush, Poll finds mixed reviews on Amazon HQ2 tax breaks

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Wednesday, December 5

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Former President George W. Bush delivered a tearful eulogy for his father, George H. W. Bush.

• The GOP-controlled Wisconsin Legislature approved a bill designed to limit the powers of incoming Democratic Governor Tony Evers.

• Six children were hurt in a school bus crash on the Long Island Expressway.

IN QUEENS
• A poll found that the majority of New Yorkers approve of Amazon’s LIC plans. However, they are split on the tax breaks being offered.

• A man and woman allegedly attacked a man with a baseball bat during a home invasion in Ozone Park.

• A man attempted to rob MTA employees inside a subway station in Jamaica Estates.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Northbound 2 and 3 trains are running with delays because 1 trains have been rerouted to the express track due to urgent track repairs at 59 St-Columbus Circle.

• Northbound 1 trains are running express from 34 St-Penn Station to 72 St because of urgent track repairs at 59 St-Columbus Circle.

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

TRAFFIC
• 30 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.

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

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Nets (8-17) face the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (13-10-3) fell to the Winnipeg Jets, 3-1.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Cardi B has reportedly split from her husband and fellow rapper, Offset.

• Kevin Hart has been chosen to host the 91st Academy Awards amid controversy about his use of homophobic jokes.

• Stephen King released a teaser about the ‘IT’ sequel on Twitter.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – Fearful that he will be caught, Archie hits the road and ends up at a farm outside Riverdale, where he meets Laurie Lake. Meanwhile, Alice takes extreme measures to ensure Betty’s safety from the Gargoyle King.

• Chicago Med (CBS,8PM) – Will and Natalie prepare for their big day, but Will soon finds himself sidetracked. Dr. Charles disagrees with Goodwin on how to best handle a patient’s treatment while Dr. Choi and April are on their own when a pregnant woman delivers.

• SEAL Team (CBS,9PM) – Following an ambush, the SEAL team suspects someone on the inside is leaking information to the cartel.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Shaun of the Dead – A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

• HULU: The Truman Show – An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show.

• AMAZON PRIME: All the President’s Men – The Washington Post” reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon’s resignation.

TECHNOLOGY
• Mounting evidence suggests Apples iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR are not selling well despite price cuts.

• Google is ready to “kill off” its Allo messaging service.

• Cuba’s state telephone company will allow mobile phone customers to use the Internet via a new 3G network.

#TRENDINGNY
• #GeorgeHWBushFuneral

• #WednesdayWisdom

• Emmanuel Sanders

• Michael W. Smith

• Michelle Obama

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.AboveGround 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
 Long Island City – 5:30 p.m. – Queens subway riders to rally for ‘Fair Funding, No Fare Hike.’ Queens Plaza,  E/M/R subway station, eastbound platform toward Forest Hills and Jamaica.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by QTadmin

December 5th, 2018 at 4:12 pm

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