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Friday, December 15

Top Stories 
• Senator Marco Rubio and Senator Bob Corker announced their support for the GOP tax bill after last minute changes were made.

• President Trump praised law enforcement at a graduation ceremony at the FBI National Academy after he criticized the FBI earlier.

• A Long Island woman was arrested for using bitcoin to financially support ISIS.

Queens News
• A celebration was held to highlight the Marine Corp’s Toys for Tots program in Whitestone.

• Police are searching for a man who broke into a store in and robbed $500 in Sunnyside.

• Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a teen in Jamaica.

Subway Status 
• 2,3 Trains run at reduced speed through the Clark St Tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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 39th St.

• Disabled vehicle on I-678 southbound approaching Exit 4 – Liberty Ave left lane blocked.

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

Sports
Friday
• The Rangers (16-12-3) host the Los Angeles Kings at 7 p.m.
• The Nets travel across the border to Toronto to take on the Raptors at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers visit the Boston Bruins for a 5 p.m. matchup.
• The Islanders welcome the L.A. Kings to Brooklyn at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks face Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder at MSG. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn (3-6) takes on Iona in Brooklyn Heights at 1 p.m.
Sunday
• The Nets are home against the Indiana Pacers at 6 p.m.
• The Giants (2-11) host the rival Philadelphia Eagles at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (5-8) head to New Orleans to play the Saints at 1 p.m.
• St. John’s (8-2) welcome Iona to Carnasecca Arena at 4:30 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn (4-7) hosts Saint Peter’s at noon.

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What’s On TV Tonight

Once Upon a Time (ABC, 8PM) – When Drizella threatens the realm with a dark curse, Henry and Ella take extreme actions to protect Lucy and the others; and Regina is forced into making an unimaginable choice.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 9PM) – Coulson and the team discover what their captors’ true intentions are; and in space, escape is not an option.

Hawaiii Five-O (CBS, 9PM) – When Danny is shot while quarantined in the hospital with McGarrett, Tani and Junior, he’s left unconscious and clinging to life, imagining a future for everyone in Five-0.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Sahara – Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the “Ship of Death” in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.

Hulu: Everest – An international team of climbers ascends Mt. Everest in the spring of 1996.

Amazon Video: Jean-Claude Van Johnson – Retired actor/international spy Jean-Claude Van Damme comes out of retirement to romantically pursue his former hairdresser/right-hand woman Vanessa.

Real Estate

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Dec 16th 11-12pm 30-69 47th St. PH1, Astoria – Penthouse features 2 bedrooms, renovated bathroom, home office, open kitchen, renovated hardwood floors, and private terrace. Asking $3,000/month. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• For Sale – Flushing – New Listing!  Lovely 6 room, 3 BR end unit co-op has hardwood floors throughout, plenty of windows and closets, updated bath.  Asking $388,000  O’KaneRealty  718-779-1111

Local Eats of the Day

• Pies ‘N’ Thighs
Located at 166 S 4th St.

Enjoy their chicken sandwich made with avocado, bacon, jack cheese, ranch, lettuce, tomato, and onion with fries or salad for $12.

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

Local Events 
Woodhaven – 7 to 9 p.m. – Woodhaven’s Annual Holiday Party. Emanuel United Church of Christ – Upstairs Hall, 93-12 91st Ave.
• Forest Hills – 7:30 p.m. – The New York Sri Chinmoy Center International Choir performs “Songs of Peace and Light.” First Presbyterian Church of Forest Hills70-35 112th St @ 71st Ave.

Saturday
• Ridgewood – 9 a.m. to noon – 104th Precinct presents Cookies and Cocoa with Santa. 64-02 Catalpa Ave.
• Astoria - 11 a.m. – The Princess Bride: 30th Anniversary Screening. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Sunnyside – Noon to 2 p.m. – 108th Community Council Christmas Party for Children. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.
• Rego Park – Noon to 4 p.m. – Free Meet & Greet with Santa Claus & Friends. Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Astoria – 1 p.m. – 25th Anniversary Screening: The Muppets Christmas Carol. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• LIC – 1 p.m. – Free Screening: Camelot – 50th Anniversary. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor.
• Bayside – 1 to 3 p.m. – Holiday Cookies & Crafts. Bayside Historical Society,208 Totten Ave.
• Flushing – 1 to 5:30 p.m. – Tinker Fest & Holiday Tree Lighting. Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St.
• East Elmhurst – 3 p.m. – Toys for Tots Collection. St. Michael’s Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd.
• Ridgewood – 5 to 11 p.m. – Saturday Night Bazaar & Artisan Market. Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Ave.
• Ridgewood - 6 to 9 p.m. – Candlelight Tour. Onderdonk House 1820 Flushing Ave.
• Jackson Heights – 7 to 10 p.m. – 9th Annual Jackson Heights Winter Caroling Sing & Stroll.  Corner of 31st Ave & 75th St.
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – A Season of Unity: 77th Annual Winter Concert. Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Ave.

Sunday
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – The Princess Bride: 30th Anniversary Screening. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Astoria - 1 p.m. – 25th Anniversary Screening: The Muppets Christmas Carol. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Fresh Meadows – 3 p.m. – A Festival of (Laser) Lights! Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.
• Flushing – 3 p.m. – Queens Symphony Orchestra presents: Family Concert, Happy Holidays! LeFrak Concert Hall, 153-49 Reeves Ave.
• Forest Hills – 6 p.m. – 3rd Community Grand Menorah Lighting. Yellowstone Municipal Park, 68-01 Yellowstone Blvd.
• Flushing - 7:30 p.m. – Queens Opera Theatre: The Gift of the Magi.  Flushing town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

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Written by QTadmin

December 15th, 2017 at 4:30 pm

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