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Afternoon Buzz: National Night Out Against Crime tonight, Smoke on plane leads to emergency landing at JFK Airport

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Tuesday, August 7

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Twin fires in Northern California have scorched 455 square miles, nearly the size of the city of Los Angeles.

• The NYPD will take part in the annual National Night Out Against Crime tonight to promote police-community relationships.

• A child welfare worker was accused of slamming a 6-year-old boy into an office file cabinet.

IN QUEENS
• A United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing at JFK Airport after it experienced a smoke condition in the cockpit.

• An investigation is underway at LaGuardia Airport after a cleaning crew found a fetus inside a plane’s bathroom.

• An off-duty city correction officer was arrested after he was caught driving drunk in Corona.

SUBWAY STATUS
• 1, 2 and 3 train service has resumed following an earlier incident involving a train’s brakes being automatically activated at 181 St.

• 2,5 Trains run at a reduced speed in the area of 149 St-Grand Concourse. Monday to Friday, until Aug 31, 2018.

• There is no 7 line service in both directions between 34 St-Hudson Yards and Hunters Point Av because of switch problems at Times Sq-42 St.

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

• 22 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 (69-42) beat the Chicago White Sox last night 7-0. They play them again tonight at 8:10 pm.

• The Mets (46-64) lost to the Cincinnati Reds 4-6 and will be playing them again tonight at 7:10 pm.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Angelina Jolie claimed in a court filing that Brad Pitt has not paid “meaningful” child support for more than a year and a half.

• Shaun Weiss, best known for his role as Greg Goldberg in “The Mighty Ducks,” was arrested for public intoxication in Northern California.

• Pink was forced to postpone a third Sydney show after being hospitalized due to dehydration and a gastric virus.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The 100 (CW, 8PM) – In the Season 5 finale, Clarke and her friends must risk everything to fight one last battle for survival, only to glimpse an even darker threat to the last living valley on Earth.

• America’s Got Talent (NBC, 8PM) – An elimination round.

• Animal Kingdom (TNT, 9PM) – Smurf enlists the boys in a surprise job that results in devastating consequences. Pope is forced to confront the truth about Baz’s murder as J steps up for the family in an unexpected way.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: The Originals Season 5 – Hope tries to bring her father back to New Orleans, Hayley attempts to minimize Hope’s actions, and Freya’s guilt impacts her happiness. Finally, Klaus encounters Caroline Forbes.

• HULU: Lost in Translation – A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

• AMAZON PRIME: Frequency – An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father’s life, but then must fix the consequences.

TECHNOLOGY
• Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that he is considering taking the company private at $420 per share.

• A report indicates that nobody is using Amazon’s Alexa to actually place orders on Amazon.

• Twitter is a useful social media tool, but it has its vulnerabilities. Check out these 12 tips for staying secure on Twitter.

#TRENDINGNY
• #BlackWomensEqualPay

• #TuesdayThoughts

• Ruby Rose

• Kathleen Turner

• #PurpleHeartDay

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Astoria – Semidetached 2 family home, 22X36 on a spacious 25X100 lot size. Single car garage on the back. First floor: living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and full bath access to backyard. Second floor: living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Unfinished basement. Asking $1,299,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Rent – Maspeth – Renovated apartment features 2Br, new bath and kitchen, and spacious living room. Prime location near to all the conveniences of Eliot Avenue, including express buses to Manhattan. Asking $2,000/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

LOCAL EVENTS
• Sunnyside – 4 to 9 p.m. – The 18th Annual Bix Beiderdecke Memorial Jazz Concert starring Cait and the Critters, Swing Dance Astoria, and The Sunnyside Wolverines. Children’s crafts and face painting will precede the performances. Bliss Plaza: 46th street under the elevated 7 train.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Spirit of the Beehive.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

• Middle Village – 7 to 9 p.m. – Summer Concert Series: Generations.  Juniper Park, 80th St & Juniper Blvd North.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – Live @ The Gantries: Maestro Khan “East Meets West” Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Rd.

• Jamaica – 7 to 10 p.m. – Night Out Against Crime.  Rochdale Village Community Center, 169-65 137th Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by QTadmin

August 7th, 2018 at 4:36 pm

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