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Afternoon Buzz: Senate votes to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination, $13 billion in renovations announced for JFK Airport.

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Friday, October 5

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Brett Kavanaugh is on track to be on to become a Supreme Court Justice with a 51-49 vote.

• Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege were awarded Nobel Peace Prizes for “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.”

• NYC officials said that they have joined state regulators in examining whether the Trump family underpaid taxes on their real estate empire.

IN QUEENS
• The three other children of a woman who fatally beat her daughter were found with scratches on their legs and signs of scabies.

• Governor Cuomo announced a $13 billion renovation plan for John F. Kennedy Airport that is set to begin in 2020.

• Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a man at gunpoint on a street in Forest Hills.

SUBWAY STATUS
• 7 Flushing-bound trains run at a slower speed in the area of 61 St-Woodside in Queens.

• Southbound C and E trains are running with delays because of signal problems at 42 St-Port Authority.

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

• J,Z trains run at a slower speed in both directions in the area of the 121 St Station in Queens.

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

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

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

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

• 33 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 Yankees head to Boston to begin the American League Division Series at 7:32 p.m.

Saturday
• The Yankees take on the Red Sox at Fenway Park for Game 2 at 8:15 p.m.
• The Rangers hit the ice in Buffalo against the Sabres at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders welcome the Nashville Predators to Brooklyn at 7 p.m.

Sunday
• The Jets (1-3) host the Denver Broncos at 1 p.m.
• The Giants (1-3) are on the road in Carolina to face the Panthers at 1 p.m.
• The Rangers play the Carolina Hurricanes on the road at 5 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Jersey Shore star Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino has been sentenced to 8 months in prison for tax evasion.

• Shonda Rhimes and Matt Reeves are developing a sci-fi franchise for Netflix.

• Lady Gaga voiced her support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• MacGyver (CBS, 8PM) – Jack receives an emergency distress signal from one of his old Delta buddies who is falsely accused of terrorism in a foreign country, so MacGyver and Jack quickly recruit the rest of Jack’s old Delta team and stage an unsanctioned rescue op.

• Off the Boat (ABC, 8PM) – The Season 5 premiere: Honey and Marvin celebrate the birth of their baby. In other events, Jessica’s book is finally released, and she’s optimistically looking forward to a book store reading that’s been set up by her publisher to help boost sales.

• Hell’s Kitchen (FOX, 9PM) – Chef Ramsay announces that he is taking his risotto off of the Hell’s Kitchen menu, and the contestants are tasked with preparing their own risotto dish in the hopes of replacing the old one for the remainder of the season.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Once Upon a Time in America – A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

• HULU: Rec – A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Man in the High Castle Season 3 – Juliana uncovers a dangerous Nazi plan for ultimate supremacy. Can she convince others to join her in stopping it? Or is it already too late?

TECHNOLOGY
• Apple is using proprietary software to lock MacBook Pros and iMacPros from third-party repairs.

• Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 update is reportedly erasing users data.

•Amazon’s Alexa companion app is getting a redesign.

#TRENDINGNY
• Kavanaugh

• #PinstripePride

• #WorldTeachersDay

• #Aquaman

• Manchin

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Middle Village – Larger Than Average Brick English Tudor With 4 Large Bedrooms. Full Bathroom With Separate Shower And Tub. House Is Across From Juniper Park And Highly Regarded P.S. 49.Virtual Tour Of Spectacular Home.20 Feet Wide.Hardwood Floors Thru Out. Asking $1,200,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Rent – Glendale – Bright And Beautiful Two Bedroom Apartment Features Spacious Rooms, Brand New Kitchen, And Deck For Enjoying Nice Weather! Great Glendale/Ridgewood Location Convenient To Transportation And All The Amenities Of Myrtle Avenue. Asking $1,800/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

LOCAL EVENTS
• Elmhurst – 4 to 7 p.m. – Elmhurst Hospital hosts Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. 77-10 41st Ave.
• Flushing – 5 p.m. – Korean American Family Service Center hosts 21st annual Silent March Against Domestic Violence. 109th Pct, 37-05 Union St.
 LIC – 7 to 11 p.m. – Sacred Honey Ceremony: An Invocation of the Joy of Life. Sacred Waters, 5-35 51st Ave.
• Jackson Heights – 7 p.m. – Memorial Vigil for LGBTQ icon Miss Colombia. Jackson Heights Post Office, 78-03 37th Ave.
• Flushing – 7:15 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo presents: “Coco” Under the Stars. Kissena Corridor Park, Colden St. and Elder Ave.
• LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Eight Tales of Pedro. The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St.
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Carnegie Hall Citywide: Hazmat Modine. Free w/ RSVP. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Saturday
• Woodside – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Woodside Qns Festival.  Woodside Ave from 65th St to 60th St.
• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Making Music.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
• Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Kick Off to Fall!.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
• Forest Hills – Noon – EEEEEATSCON – Food Festival.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
• Sunnyside – Noon to 5 p.m. – Oktoberfest.  Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39th Avenue
• St. Albans – Noon to 3 p.m. – Reverend Walter A. and Doris L. Jones Way street co-naming ceremony. Majority Baptist Church, 115-21 Farmers Blvd.
• Corona – 1 p.m. – Culture Connections: The Richie Goods Project.  Queens Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd.
• Ozone Park – 2 p.m. – Ozone Park Block Association hosts rally for woman beaten and robbed outside St. Elizabeth’s. 94-01 85th St.
• LIC – 4 p.m. – Family Friendly Beekeeping Workshop.  $10 suggesteddonation.  Smiling Hogshead Ranch, 25-30 Skillman Ave.
• LIC - 4:30 & 7:30 p.m. – Eight Tales of Pedro.  The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St.
• Maspeth - 7 to 10 p.m. – Festa d’Italia Pasta Night.  Frank Kowalinski Post, 61-57 Maspeth Ave
• Forest Hills – 8 p.m. – Generations Rock ‘n’ Roll.  The Other Place, 103-19 Metropolitan Ave.
• Elmhurst - 8 p.m. to Midnight – Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Sunday
• Maspeth – 11 a.m. – Fall Maspeth Street Fair. Grand Ave.
• Astoria - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Fall Family Day.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-10 35th Ave.
• Maspeth – Noon to 3 p.m. – Veteran’s Car Show.  Maspeth Federal Pkg Lot, 56-19 69th St.
• Jackson Heights – Momo Crawl (Himalayan Dumpling)  $10. Diversity Plaza, 37th Rd & 74th St.
• Hillcrest – 1 to 4 p.m. – Congresswoman Grace Meng to speak at Free Kids Carnival. Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike.
• Flushing - 3 p.m. – Ballroom with a Twist!  Hillside Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.
• LIC – 4:30 & 7:30 p.m. – Eight Tales of Pedro.  The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St.
• Flushing - 7:30 p.m. – Pictures at an Exhibition by Queensboro Symphony Orchestra.  Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parson Blvd.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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October 5th, 2018 at 3:52 pm

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