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Thursday, August 2

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• The Trump administration unveiled its proposal to scale down Obama-era regulations that limited vehicle emissions.

• Apple made history after it became the first private-sector company to be worth over $1 trillion.

• City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett is stepping down to take a job at Harvard at the end of the month.

IN QUEENS
• Three people were injured after a box truck and an SUV collided and crashed into a wall outside a home in South Ozone Park.

• A report shows that Queens saw the biggest year-over-year rent increase among large U.S. cities in July.

• A man stole more than $14,000 in cash and goods from two bodegas and a restaurant in Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst.

SUBWAY STATUS
• 2,5 Trains run at a reduced speed in the area of 149 St-Grand Concourse, Monday to Friday, until Aug 31, 2018.

• No A trains running to Far Rockaway-Mott Av

• No S Rockaway Park Shuttle service at Broad Channel.

• Limited uptown B,D service at 145 St in Manhattan, 4:45 AM Mon, Jul 30 to 10 PM Fri, Aug 3.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Yankees (68-38) fell to the Orioles, 7-5. New York starts a huge four-game series against the Red Sox in Fenway Park tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• The Mets (44-61) fell to the Nationals, 5-3. The Mets host Atlanta for a weekend four-game set. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Demi Lovato is expected to be released from the hospital this week after an apparent overdose.

• Saint West landed his first major magazine cover alongside Kanye and his sister North.

• Han Solo’s jacket from The Empire Strikes Back has gone up for auction and is expected to sell for more than $1.3M.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (FREFM, 8PM) – Tandy and Ty must fight for their lives, their loved ones, and the city as they attempt to fully master their powers and embrace their destiny when someone starts up a new version of the Roxxon Drill.

• Queen of the South (USA, 9PM) – Rocked by a deeply personal tragedy, Teresa battles a dangerous sicario and a mutiny within her own ranks.

• Snowfall (FX, 10PM) – Two murders tear a divide in Franklin’s crew and set them on a collision course with Lucia, who has an agenda of her own. Meanwhile, Teddy and Matt must appease their Colombian partners.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

• HULU: Watchmen – In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history.

• AMAZON PRIME: Hurt Locker – During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

TECHNOLOGY
• The popular Musical.ly app was officially rebranded as TikTok after it was acquired by a Chinese company last year.

• Microsoft’s Surface Go is now available. Check out this review of the 2-in-1 device.

• Do you want to improve your mobile photography? Check out these tips.

#TRENDINGNY
• #ThursdayThoughts

• #NationalColoringBookDay

• #IPADay

• James Baldwin

• Sarah Jeong

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Astoria – Semidetached 2 family home, 22X36 on a spacious 25X100 lot size. Single car garage on the back. First floor: living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and full bath access to backyard. Second floor: living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Unfinished basement. Asking $1,299,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Rent – Maspeth – Renovated apartment features 2Br, new bath and kitchen, and spacious living room. Prime location near to all the conveniences of Eliot Avenue, including express buses to Manhattan. Asking $2,000/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

LOCAL EVENTS
• Astoria - 7 p.m. – See It Big! 70mm: 2001 – A Space Odyssey.  Museum of the Moving Image. 36-01 35th Ave.

 LIC – 7 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Loveling.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

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

• Bayside – 7:30 p.m. – Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well. Crocheron Park, 35th Ave. & Cross Island Pkwy.

• Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Waterfront Concert Series: Bargain – The Who Tribute. Astoria Park Lawn.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by QTadmin

August 2nd, 2018 at 4:40 pm

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