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Friday, September 14

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with the Mueller probe.

• A woman is accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to sexually assault her in high school.

• New York Governor Andrew Cuomo won his primary against Cynthia Nixon.

IN QUEENS
• An off-duty New York City correction officer was shot and killed following an interaction with a motorcyclist.

• A man has reportedly stolen $11 thousand dollars worth of high-end jewelry from two Queens apartments.

• Parents in Long Island City are having a number of issues with school bus drivers.

SUBWAY STATUS
• A and C trains are bypassing Chambers St in both directions because of NYPD activity at the station.

• F Rush hour service reduced to accommodate switch work in the area of W 4 St in Manhattan.

• Downtown BDFM  trains run at a slower speed in the area of W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan.

• N Trains are making local stops in Brooklyn at 53 St and 45 St in both directions.

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

TRAFFIC
• 33 min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

• 34 min - Little Neck Parkway to Hunters Point Ave. in LIC on the Long Island Expwy.

• 25 min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

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

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

SCOREBOARD
Friday
• The Mets begin a three-game series in Boston at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees (90-56) host the Blue Jays at 7:05 p.m.

Saturday
• The Amazins’ take on the Red Sox in Boston at 4:05 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers welcome Toronto to Yankee Stadium for a 4:05 p.m. matchup.

Sunday
• The Mets wrap up their series in Boston at 1:05 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their three-game set against Toronto at 1:05 p.m.
• The Giants (0-1) head to Dallas to take on the Cowboys at 8:20 p.m.
• The Jets (1-0) host the Miami Dolphins at 1 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have now gotten their marriage license.

• Christopher Lloyd, the creator of Modern Family, says a significant character will die in Season 10.

• The new Venom movie has received a PG-13 rating.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days (TLC, 8PM) – Extended episode. Paul waits for Karine at the altar; Angela makes an unpleasant discovery in Nigeria.

• Wynonna Earp (SYFY, 9PM) – History keeps repeating itself when Wynonna has to make an impossible choice. Waverly and Nicole visit a jeweler and a familiar face returns to purgatory.

• Killjoys (SYFY, 10PM) – Team Awesome Force slip onto the RAC to save Westerly’s stolen children. Zeph and Pip grow closer.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: American Vandal Season 2 – A true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images.

• HULU: The First Season 1 – Fictional series to chronicle the effort to send the first crewed mission to Mars.

• AMAZON PRIME: Forever Season 1 – Married couple June and Oscar live a comfortable but predictable life in suburban California. But after June talks Oscar into shaking things up with a ski trip, the pair suddenly find themselves in a completely unfamiliar territory.

TECHNOLOGY
•  Isabelle from Animal Crossing will now be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

• Google has revealed the new colors of the Pixel 3.

• Microsoft announced that is has acquired Lobe, a startup that lets users train and deploy artificial intelligence models.

#TRENDINGNY
• #HurricaneFlorence

• Paul Manafort

• #InThe80sWe

• #FridayFeeling

• #FlashbackFriday

REAL ESTATE

• For Rent – Middle Village – 3 Bedroom house rental features a spacious living room and dining room with modern open layout kitchen, modern bath, and generous yard deck. Convenient to shopping, transportation, and Juniper Park. Mint throughout. Asking $3,000/month.

• For Rent – Woodhaven – 1 Bedroom apartment features living room, EiK, 1 bathroom. Hardwood Flooring throughout. Use of Backyard. All utilities included. Near J train and bus lines Q21, Q52, and Q53. Asking $1,600/month. Carollo Real Estate 718-747-7747

LOCAL EVENTS
 • LIC – 5 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival. Hunter’s Point State Park, Centre Blvd.
• Flushing – 6 p.m. – La Patronal.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Saturday
• Elmhurst – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Italian Charities Flea Market.  83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Forest Hills – 9:30am to Noon – MacDonald Park Tree & Park TLC Day.  Volunteer for tree and park maintenance.  Rain or shine.  MacDonald Park, 70th Ave & Queens Blvd.
• Howard Beach – 10 to 11:15 a.m. – Free Prostate Cancer Screenings.  Appt Necessary – 718-738-1111  Joseph Addabbo’s Howard Beach Office, 159-53 102nd St.
• Ridgewood – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Fall Fun Day.  Queens Library, 20-12 Madison St.
• Richmond Hill – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Richmond Hill Park Fair.  Park Lane South & Myrtle Ave.
• East Elmhurst – 11 a.m. – Councilman Francisco Moya honors East Elmhurst icon Patrick Beckles with street co-naming. Ditmars Blvd. and 31st Dr.
• Jackson Heights – Noon to 7 p.m. – Viva La Comida 2018 Food and Entertainment Festival.
• Ridgewood – Noon – Saturday Cookout & Ping Pong Tournament.  Nowadays, 56-06 Myrtle Ave.
• Corona – Noon, 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. – Aqualia.  Queens Theater, 14 United Nations Ave So.
• LIC – 1 p.m. – Guess What? A Family Friendly Stand Up Comedy Show.  The Creek & Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave.
• Flushing – 1 p.m. – Inner Mongolian Performing Arts Troupe.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Glendale – 7 p.m. – End of Summer Bash Fundraiser.  St. Pancras Auditorium, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.
• Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – David Byrne performs.  First Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl.
• LIC – Sundown – Cinema LIC: Ratatouille.  Hunter’s Point Stay Park, Center Blvd & 51st St.
• Rego Park - 10:30 p.m. – Good Grief (rock & roll).  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

Sunday
• Douglaston – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Birds: Fall Migrants.  Alley Pond Park, Winchester Blvd under Grand Central Pkwy.
• Maspeth - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Smile on Maspeth Day.  Maspeth Federal Parking Lot, 56-18 69th St.
• Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Antique Motorcycle Show.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
• Corona – Noon, 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. – Aqualia.  Queens Theater, 14 United Nations Ave So.
• Flushing – Noon to 5:30 p.m. – Autumn Rose Celebration.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
• Glendale – 12:30 p.m. – 9/11 Memorial.  Dry Harbor Playground, Myrtle Ave & 80th St.
• LIC – 2 to 10 p.m. – Peace Lanterns Festival.  Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Rd.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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Written by QTadmin

September 14th, 2018 at 4:25 pm

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