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Thursday, February 7

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey proposed a “Green New Deal” to counter climate change.

• Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker said he will not appear before Congress on Friday without assurances that he won’t be subpoenaed.

• Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who became the first black manager in Major League Baseball, died at the age of 83.

IN QUEENS
• State Senator Michael Gianaris said Governor Cuomo should scrap and renegotiate the Amazon deal.

• A man may face up to seven years in jail after beating a small dog with a metal rod.

• Several pre-K locations will offer Spanish dual language programs as part of an initiative announced by the city.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Metropolitan Av-bound M trains are delayed while crews correct a signal problem at Myrtle/Wyckoff Avs.

• Southbound 6 trains are running express from Hunts Point Av to 3 Av-138 St while the NYPD completes an investigation at 3 Av-138 St.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Nets (29-27) edged the Nuggets, 135-130.

• The Rangers (23-22-8) topped the Bruins, 4-3.

• The Islanders (30-16-6) are in New Jersey to take on the Devils. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• His short-term future is up in the air, but in the long term the Knicks are high on Anthony Davis’ list.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Bill Cosby has been moved to a general population unit as he serves three to 10 years in prison for sexual assault.

• Woody Allen filed a $68 million suit against Amazon, alleging the studio has broken a four-film deal.

• Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson revealed that he was the first choice to host the 2019 Oscars.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8PM) – Penny tries to seduce an abstaining Leonard to ruin his “donation” for her ex-boyfriend, Zack, and his wife, Marissa.

• A Million Little Things (ABC, 9PM) – On the eve of the new restaurant opening, Delilah tracks down a handsome expert to help with the last-minute details. Meanwhile, Regina struggles with her overbearing mother who causes friction by bringing up disturbing details of her past.

• S.W.A.T. (CBS, 10PM) – Hondo reunites with an old flame, FBI Special Agent Elle Trask, when the SWAT team works with the FBI to bring in a separatist group with weapons-grade plutonium.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Final Destination – After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.

• HULU: Escape from Alcatraz – Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Last of the Mohicans – Three trappers protect the daughters of a British Colonel in the midst of the French and Indian War.

TECHNOLOGY
• Apple released an update to fix a security flaw in the Group FaceTime feature.

• Chrome is testing a dark mode for Windows 10 and macOS.

• Instagram and Facebook announced that they will start censoring ‘graphic images’ of self-harm.

#TRENDINGNY
• #SOTU

• #TheMaskedSinger

• #RHONJ

• #BustDownBarbiana

• Chris Brown

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Middle Village – One Family Solid Brick Home Features A Large Living Room, Dining Room, Modern Kitchen, King Size Master Bedroom, Finished Basement, Lovely Yard Patio, And Garage! Located Off Eliot Avenue And Convenient To Shopping, Transportation, Schools And Park! Asking $699,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Howard Beach – 1 Family split home features include: Move-In Condition, Beautiful, unique layout, Finished basement, Front porch, Nice landscaping, Fully fenced and private backyard, Walk-up attic, 1 Car garage & full size private driveway. Asking $748,000.Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• LIC – 6 to 9 p.m. – Pups & Pints Fundraiser. LIC Bar, 45-48 Vernon Blvd.

• Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 2 Monthly Meeting.  Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.

• Queens Village – 6:30 p.m. – Councilman I. Daneek Miller Discretionary Funding Workshop. C.W. Mixon Center, 112-50 Springfield  Blvd.

• Floral Park – 7:30 p.m. – Queens Village Republican Club Meeting. Flavor of India, 259-17 Hillside Ave.

• Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – A Heart’s Desire – Wine pairing with chocolates and cheese. The Wine Room, 96-09 69th Ave.

• Little Neck – 7 to 9 p.m. – Sip, Dip & Paint: A Valentine’s Day Fundraiser for our Animals. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.

 Rego Park – 7 to 9 p.m. – Adult Paint & Sip: Winter Night. La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.

• Maspeth – 7 p.m. – Queens Council on the Arts 2019 Gala. Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.

• Elmhurst – 7 to 11:30 p.m. – Chris Cornell Musical Legacy. Blackthorn 51, 80-12 51st Ave.

 LIC – 8 p.m. – A performance of Queen. Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Rd.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by QTadmin

February 7th, 2019 at 3:59 pm

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