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Afternoon Buzz: Freeze warning in effect for NYC tomorrow, Rally held against Amazon HQ2 in LIC

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Wednesday, November 14

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• The Trump administration argued in court that it can pick and choose which journalists are given a permanent pass.

• The Justice Department released a memo defending the appointment of Matthew G. Whitaker as acting attorney general.

• A freeze warning is in effect in NYC from midnight until 9 a.m. Thursday.

IN QUEENS
• A rally was held to protest Amazon’s decision to bring part of its second headquarters to LIC.

• A man forced his way into a Flushing home and forced the occupants to leave after displaying a firearm and fake police shield.

• A 50-year-old woman was placed in a chokehold and punched in the face by two women on a Queens-bound E train.

SUBWAY STATUS
• J,Z Trains run at a slower speed in both directions in the area of the 104 St Station in Queens.

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.

• 27 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.

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Knicks (4-10) play the Oklahoma City Thunder at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (6-8) face off against the Miami Heat.

• The Islanders (9-6-2) beat the Vancouver Canucks, 5-2.

• The Mets are pushing for Jacob deGrom to win the CY Young.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Actress Katherine “Scottie” MacGregor, who played Harriet Oleson on Little House on the Prairie, died at the age of 93.

• Tekashi 6ix9ine struck a plea deal after he allegedly assaulted an NYPD officer.

• An Oscar-nominated cinematographer who worked on “A Star is Born”was arrested for assault in Poland.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – After weeks go by with no contact from Archie, Veronica devises a plan to break him out of juvie. Meanwhile, Betty learns that Jughead has taken their investigation into Griffins & Gargoyles a step too far, and she finds herself in a race against the clock to save him.

• Chicago Fire (NBC,8PM) – Firehouse 51 is called in to battle a dangerous structure fire that places everyone in peril. Severide makes a big personal realization. Casey lends another helping hand to Naomi, the investigative reporter.

• SEAL Team (CBS,9PM) – Bravo Team continues to follow tips that will lead to Andres Doza, the head of one of the most powerful and lethal drug cartels in Mexico.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj Season 1 – In this weekly show, Hasan Minhaj brings his unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to explore the larger trends shaping our fragmented world.

• HULU: Monster’s Ball – After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed.

• AMAZON PRIME: Lord of War – An arms dealer confronts the morality of his work as he is being chased by an Interpol Agent.

TECHNOLOGY
• Check out this holiday guide by The Verge.

• Uber launched a new loyalty program in nine cities.

• A judge ordered Amazon to turn over two days of Amazon Echo recordings in a double murder case.

#TRENDINGNY
• Jill Scott

• Stan Lee

• #WednesdayWisdom

• #NationalPickleDay

• #EscapeAConvoIn3Words

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Richmond Hill – Two-Story Mixed-use Corner Building w/ 3 Stores & 2 Apartments. 1 Block to 111 St J train. Asking $1,888,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Middle Village – Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen AndSpacious Patio! Upstairs Two Generous Bedrooms, Office Room, And Full Bath. Pretty Quiet Block Convenient To Shopping And Transportation Including Express Buses To Manhattan And Subway! Ready To Move In, Utilities Included. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

LOCAL EVENTS

• Jamaica Estates – 6 p.m. – UNIS Open House. United Nations International School – Queens Campus, 173-53 Croydon Rd.

• Kew Gardens – 6:15 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz’s Parent Advisory Board meeting with Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Rosedale – 6:30 p.m. – The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board hosts its monthly meeting. St. Clare Catholic Academy, 13725 Brookville Blvd.

• Long Island City - 6:45 p.m. – Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul addresses the Long Island City Partnership Awards Gala, Melrose Ballroom, 3608 33rd St.

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

• Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting.  Christ the King H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

• Fresh Meadows – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 8 Monthly Meeting.  Hillcrest Jwish Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by QTadmin

November 14th, 2018 at 4:26 pm

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