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Afternoon Buzz: City Council votes to cap Uber and other ride-hailing services, Florida man dies after being attacked in Queens

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Wednesday, August 8

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• The New York City Council voted to cap Uber vehicles and other ride-hail services.

• The Trump administration said it would impose new sanctions on Russia after a nerve agent attack in England last March.

• New York Congressman Christopher Collins was arrested and charged with insider trading.

IN QUEENS
• A Florida man, who was in Queens for his stepsister’s wedding, died after he was punched in the face in LIC.

• A Woodside man was charged for allegedly beating his girlfriend’s dog to death and then dumping its body in a nearby parking lot.

• A Forest Hills woman returned home after she was reported missing last month.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Southbound 6 trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Zerega Av.

• Southbound C trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Shepherd Av.

• No A trains running to Far Rockaway-Mott Av.

• No S Rockaway Park Shuttle service at Broad Channel.

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

TRAFFIC
• 36 Min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

• 23 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.

• 27 Min – LIC YMCA to Union Turnpike in Kew Gardens on Queens Blvd.

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Yankees (70-42) topped the White Sox in 13 innings, 4-3. They conclude their three-game series in Chicago at 8:10 p.m.

• The Mets topped the Reds, 8-0.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Brad Pitt’s lawyers disputed Angelina Jolie’s claim of missing child support payments and said he has paid more than $9 million since their split.

• The Academy Awards announced a new “popular film” category.

• Disney plans to still use James Gunn’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3′ script despite his firing last month.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• World of Dance (NBC, 8PM) – The top qualifying acts from each division will choose a rival and face off in a head-to-head elimination duel.

• Suits (USA, 9PM) – Alex is caught between Harvey and Zane as Louis struggles to overcome a shocking setback.

• Reverie (NBC, 10PM) – The team must race against the clock when one of them is kidnapped, and Onira Tech is at risk of being destroyed.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Constantine – A private detective with a taste for the supernatural investigates an apparent suicide in this thriller based on the comic book “Hellblazer.”

• HULU: Hey Arnold! The Movie – A fourth grader and his best friend set out to stop an industrialist from bulldozing their town.

• AMAZON PRIME: Hoosiers – A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

TECHNOLOGY
• Apple told lawmakers that iPhones do not record or listen in on users’ conversations.

• Photos of Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were leaked online.

• Looking for a new app to try out? Check out these 9 apps.

#TRENDINGNY
• #InternationalCatDay

• Oscars

• #QueenRadio

• #WednesdayWisdom

• NCAA

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Corner 2 Family Brick/ 3 Levels with 2 Car Garage. Asking $1,420,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Glendale – Six room Apartment features modern kitchen and baths. Great location convenient to shopping and transportation Including express buses to Manhattan. Off street parking available at additional cost. Move right in condition. Asking $2,200/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

LOCAL EVENTS
• Flushing - 5:30 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo, Chinese-American Planning Council award graduates of first youth study group at 109th Precinct. 37-05 Union St.

• Kew Gardens – 6:30 p.m. – Borough President Katz kicks off legal workshop with Legal Aid Society. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• So. Ozone Park – 7 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders encourages residents to attend Port Authority’s community outreach meeting on $10 billion JFK Airport redevelopment. Knights of Columbus, 135-45 Lefferts Blvd.

• Maspeth - 7:30 p.m. – Fre Summer Concert: The Crests. Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th St.

• Glendale – Dusk – Movies on the Green: Inside Out. The Shops @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Ave.

• Ridgewood – Sundown – Outdoor Film Night: The King of Kong. Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by QTadmin

August 11th, 2018 at 2:31 pm

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