Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Afternoon Buzz: New York among 20 finalists for Amazon’s second HQ, Activists head to D.C. to rally for DREAM Act

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Thursday, January 18

Top Stories 
• The possibility of a government shutdown increased due to opposition to a short-term spending bill.

• Prosecutors revealed the living conditions of 13 children who were held captive by their parents in California.

• Amazon narrowed its second headquarters list down to 20 finalists,which includes New York, Newark, and other locations.

Winter Family Program: Winter Trees
Sat Jan 20th 11am
Kids will learn about trees and use parts of trees to make a craft. Registration required. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.

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Queens News
• Activists from Queens, Staten Island, and Long Island traveled to Washington D.C. to rally and lobby lawmakers for a clean DREAM Act.

• Hundreds of luggage bags are still missing after chaotic delays at JFK Airport earlier this month.

• A luxury real estate firm based in Manhattan is expanding to LIC’s WeWork Center.

Subway Status 
• 34 St bound 7 trains will end at Hunters Point Av or Queensboro Plaza because of an investigation at Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av.

• Southbound N and W trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Astoria Blvd.

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 27 – Clearview Expwy I-295 / Throgs Neck Bridge.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound from 69th Rd to I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from 69th Rd; Ramp to Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Kent Ave to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Delays on I-678 northbound from Rockaway Blvd to Exit 5 – 101st Ave.

• Delays on Belt System – Southern Pkwy eastbound from I-678- Van Wyck Expwy;Ramp to Springfield Blvd.

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

Sports
• The Knicks (20-25) fell to the Grizzlies, 105-99.

• The Nets (16-29) lost to the Spurs, 100-95.

• St. John’s (10-9) is still without a Big East win, falling to Xavier, 88-82.

• The Islanders (23-19-4) host the Bruins in Brooklyn at 7 p.m.

• The Rangers (23-17-5) welcome the Sabres to MSG. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 8PM) – Jo finally faces her estranged, abusive husband Paul Stadler, while Grey Sloan continues to work with the FBI after a hacker has compromised the hospital’s computer system.

Arrow (CW, 9PM) – Despite losing half his team, Oliver remains confident that he, Felicity and Diggle can stop Cayden James and Black Siren. However, when he discovers one of Cayden’s secrets, he decides to team up with an unlikely ally.

Portlandia (IFC, 10PM) – In the Season 8 premiere, Spyke gets his old band back together; podcasters investigate a police station; Candace brings Toni to her childhood summer home; and Brendan and Michelle consider buying a van.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: The Italian Job – After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.

Hulu: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Season 2 – Guy Fieri road trips across America to check out classic greasy spoons.

Amazon Video: Suits Season 6 – Mike transitions to prison life while Harvey, Jessica, Louis, Donna and Rachel deal with the fallout of Mike’s plea deal and try to prevent what’s left of PSL from collapsing.

Real Estate

• For Rent – Maspeth – Apartment features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Asking $2,300/month. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Sale – Middle Village – 20 foot sidehall features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, private drive and yard. Zoned for PS 128. Asking $799,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

Local Eats of the Day

• Sugar Club
Located at 8118 Broadway.

Enjoy their Romeo Toast made with chocolate ice cream, bananas, Nutella, Kit Kats, and a brownie for $10.

Click here to view their menu.

Local Events 
• Little Neck – 6 p.m. – Open Mic Tribute to the Rev Martin Luther King Jr. Queens Library, 249-01 Northern Blvd.

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

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Tech Tip of the Day 
2FA: It is important to activate two-factor authentication (2FA) in order to secure your online accounts. Click here to learn which sites offer 2FA and how to set it up.

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Written by QTadmin

January 18th, 2018 at 4:11 pm

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