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Afternoon Buzz: Queens apartment building fire leaves fifteen injured, Water main break in Jackson Heights

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Friday, January 12

Top Stories 
• President Trump acknowledged using “rough language” during a bipartisan meeting on immigration but denied his “sh*thole” remark.

• Ten mobsters, including the acting boss of the Bonanno crime family, were arrested on racketeering and other charges.

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Queens News
• A fire in a Rockaway Beach apartment building left fifteen people injured, including five cops.

• A water main break in Jackson Heights flooded an intersection and left 50 homes and five businesses without water service.

• St. John’s Episcopal Hospital unveiled its newly renovated wound care center as further upgrades are expected by early next year.

Subway Status 
• Some northbound 2 trains are running express from 3 Av-149 St to E 180 St because of signal problems at Freeman St andE 180 St.

• Southbound 4 and 5 trains are running local from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av because of a sick passenger atAtlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.

• Southbound 6 trains are running express from 14 St-Union Sq to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall because of an investigation at Astor Pl.

• Flushing-Main St bound 7 are running with delays because of FDNY activity at 74 St-Broadway.

• 34 St-Hudson Yard bound 7 trains are running with delays because of signal problems at 111 St.

• Southbound F trains and Broadway Junction bound M trains are running with delays because of signal problems at 14 St.

• Southbound F trains are running with delays because of signal problems between Bay Pkwy and Avenue U.

• Northbound E and F trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Steinway St on the express track.

• Southbound N and Q trains running with delays because of signal problems on the Manhattan Bridge.

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

Weekend Service Changes

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Saturday.

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Sunday.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between 48th St; Ramp and Exit 27 – Clearview Expwy I-295 / Throgs Neck Bridge.

• Disabled vehicle on Grand Central Pkwy westbound ramp from Exit 4 – I-278; West B-Q Expwy right lane blocked.

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

• Disabled tractor trailer on I-678 northbound just past Exit 5 – 101st Ave right lane blocked.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Exit 1B-2 – North Conduit Ave; NY 27 and Exit 8 – Main St.

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

Sports
Friday
• The Knicks (19-22) are in Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves at 8 p.m.
• The Nets (15-26) travel to Atlanta to play the Hawks at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
• The Rangers (22-15-5) host the Islanders (21-18-4) at MSG. Puck drops at 1 p.m.
• The Nets visit the Washington Wizards for a 7 p.m. matchup.
• St. John’s (10-7) takes on Villanova, the best team in the country, at MSG. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn faces Wagner at home starting at 4:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn hosts Sacred Heart at 4 p.m.

Sunday
• The Rangers head to Pittsburgh to face the Penguins at 7:30 p.m.
• The Knicks welcome the New Orleans Pelicans to New York. Tip-off is at 3:30 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

Blindspot (NBC, 8PM) – After some personal strife, the team must find a way to work together to track down missing nuclear warheads.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 9PM) – Just as the team reunites, they become prey to an undefeated Kree warrior who is bent on killing them all.

Blue Bloods (CBS, 10PM) – After Anthony is shot while interviewing a witness for an upcoming murder trial, Erin enlists Anthony’s archenemy, Danny, to find out who was responsible.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: National Treasure – A historian races to find the legendary Templar Treasure before a team of mercenaries.

Hulu: Homeland Season 5 – Now working at a private security firm in Berlin, Carrie is trying to start a new life, but discovers that she can’t escape her past.

Amazon Video: Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – A sci-fi anthology series with stand-alone episodes based on the works of Philip K. Dick.

Real Estate

• 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

• For Sale – Middle Village – One family brick ranch, oak floors private driveway, garage, and finished basement. Asking $718,000. Lou Pastorini 917-797-7567

Local Eats of the Day

• Queens Comfort
Located at 40-09 39th Ave.

Enjoy an order of their classic mac and cheese made with Bechamel, fontina, and cheddar for $12.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
Saturday
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – Screening of “The Wiz” 40th Anniversary.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Winter Family Program: Herbal Creations.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-20 Main St.
• Douglaston – 11 a.m. to Noon – Kidz Kitchen: This Lil Piggy Went to Market.  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
• Jamaica – 1 p.m. – Martin Luther King Jr Celebration featuring “Freedom Fighters”.  Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.
• Flushing – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with Watercolor.  Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Ave.
• Astoria – 2 to 4 p.m. – Midcentury Stereopanorama: Look & See the 1950’s in 3-D!  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.

Sunday
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – Screening of “The Wiz” 40th Anniversary.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Bayside – 2 p.m. – 17th Annual Art Show Opening Reception.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.
• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Savoy! Dancing Through the Swing Era.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Astoria – 2 to 4 p.m. – Midcentury Stereopanorama: Look & See the 1950’s in 3-D!  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Flushing – 4 p.m. – Sweet Honey In The Rock: A Special Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.  Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Ave.
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Tokyo Oratorio Society Joins Queensboro Symphonic Choir & Orchestra.  Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd.

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Written by QTadmin

January 12th, 2018 at 4:00 pm

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