Queens Daily News Ticker

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Afternoon Buzz: Car strikes pedestrians in Times Square, Trio of thieves linked to home robbery spree

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Thursday, May 18

Top Stories 
• One person was killed and 22 were injured after they were struck by a car in Times Square.

• President Trump criticized the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his campaign’s involvement with Russia.

Queens News
• A trio of thieves were linked to seven house robberies in Corona, Woodside, Forest Hills, and Jackson Heights.

• Ex-Senator Monserrate, who spent time in a federal prison, launched his bid for City Council.

• Protestors rallied outside a South Jamaica lumber yard calling on the company to clean up its property.

Subway Status 

• Main St bound 7 trains are running local from Queensboro Plaza to 74 St-Broadway due to switch problems at Queensboro Plaza,

• 6 trains are running with delays due to an earlier incident at Parkchester.

• A trains are running with delays after an earlier incident at Broad Channel.

• J trains are running with delays after an earlier incident at Myrtle Av.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-495 eastbound from Exit 17E – I-278 to Exit 32 – Little Neck Parkway

• Delays on I-278 westbound from NY 25; Queens Blvd to Morgan Ave.

• Delays on Grand Central Parkway eastbound from 102nd St to I-678 – Van Wyck EXPY.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from Union Turnpike to Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from Belt System – Southern PKWY to Exit 8 – Main St.

• Accident on I-278 westbound approaching Wythe Ave right lane blocked.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from 39th St to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Accident on I-278 westbound approaching Wythe Ave right lane blocked.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from 39th St to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

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

Sports
• The Yankees finish their three-game set with the Royals in Kansas City at 8:15 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

• Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 8 p.m.) – In the 13th season finale, the doctors’ lives are at risk after a dangerous patient escapes the hospital room.

• The Blacklist (NBC, 9 p.m.) – In Part 1 of the two-part Season 4 finale, Red faces a siege on his criminal organization as he tracks a high-end thief who’s enlisted by Mr. Kaplan for a shady assignment.

• The Blacklist (NBC, 10 p.m.) – In the conclusion of the two-part Season 4 finale, Red spins into motion a risky plan to save the task force and himself.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Royal Pains Season 8 – An unfairly discredited but brilliant diagnostic surgeon winds up working with his cheesy brother in the Hamptons as a concierge doctor to the uber-rich and ultra-elite.

Hulu: Underground Season 1 – An unflinching story of plantation slaves that band together for the fight of their lives–for their families, their future and their freedom.

Amazon Video: Hot Pursuit –  An uptight and by-the-book cop tries to protect the outgoing widow of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and gunmen.

Real Estate

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 20th 12-2pm  82-01 60th Road, Middle Village.  Detached one family home completely renovated features huge LR, FDR, modern kitchen w/ granite counters, 6 BR, 2.5 bath, renovated basement, two car garage.  Convenient to everything!  Asking $1,299,999  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun May 21st 2-4pm, 23-25 Bell Blvd #3G, Bayside.  2 BR, 2 bath. Hardwood floors, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances; ample closet space. Reserved parking. Utilities included. Onsite gym and laundry room, playground, security. Asking $429,000  Coldwell Banker Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

Local Eats of the Day

• Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices and Ice Cream
Located at 73-01 Metropolitan Ave.

Cool off with a delicious Italian ice at this popular spot.

Click here to view their menu.

Local Events 
• Glendale – 5:30 to 7 p.m. – State Senator Joseph Addabbo Mobile Office Hours.  Glendale Library, 78-60 73rd Place

• Queens Village – 6 p.m. – Democratic Organization of Queens County’s annual spring dinner. Autun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd.

• Woodhaven – 7 p.m. – Woodhaven Town Hall Meeting.  Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Ave & Woodhaven Blvd.

• Woodside – 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Assoc. Monthly Meeting.  St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 50-22 44th Street

• East Elmhurst – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting. Louis Armstrong Middle School, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

Tech Tip of the Day 
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Written by QTadmin

May 18th, 2017 at 4:20 pm

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