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Friday, September 8

Top Stories 
• Hurricane Irma was downgraded to Category 4 storm as FEMA officials warned the storm threatens to “devastate the United States”.

• Firefighters rescued 79 passengers on a tour boat near Governor’s Island after a fire broke out on board.

Queens News
• Seven people were injured during a blaze in a two-story home in Jamaica.

• A man died from a head injury after he was stuck by a stranger outside his Ridgewood home.

• The remains of the former Kosciuszko Bridge are scheduled to be demolished near the end of this month.

Subway Status 
• No M trains between Myrtle-Wyckoff Av and Myrtle Av (Broadway).

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 Kent Ave.

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

Sports

• The Mets take on the Reds at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees head to Texas to begin a three-game series with the Rangers. First pitch at 8:05 p.m.

Saturday
• The Amazins’ host the Reds at Citi Field. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees face the Rangers at 1:05 p.m.

Sunday
• The Mets wrap up their series with the Reds with a 1:10 p.m. matinee.
• The Bronx Bombers finish their series with the Rangers at 3:05 p.m.
• The Jets head to Buffalo to take on the Bills at 1 p.m.
• The Giants start their season in Dallas against the Cowboys. Kickoff is at 8:05 p.m

What’s On TV Tonight

• Raven’s Home (DISNEY, 8PM) – Booker and Tess plan their 6th grade dance, and Nia worries her dancing skills aren’t good enough for the big event. Meanwhile, Raven starts to question if she’s being a good mom and goes overboard trying to volunteer at the kids’ school.

• Masters of Illusion (CW, 8PM) – Cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers display their skills. Appearing: Michael Grandinetti; Chris Korn; Jeff McBride; Barry and Stuart; Kyle Marlett; Bill Cook; Adam Wylie; Greg Gleason.

• Guy’s Family Road Trip (FOOD, 9PM) – Guy Fieri and his family visit Panini Pete in Fairhope, Alabama and see one of the most unusual farming operations in the country: oysters.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: The Walking Dead Season 7 – Rick and his group’s world becomes even more brutal due to Negan’s deadly example of what happens if they don’t live under his rules.

• Hulu: Batman Returns – When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.

• Amazon Video: Mr. Robot Season 1 – Elliot, a cyber-security engineer by day and vigilante hacker by night, gets recruited by a mysterious underground group to destroy the firm he is paid to protect.

Real Estate

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Sept 10th 12-2pm  109-14 Ascan Avenue, Apt 1G, Forest Hills  Cozy one BR in Tudor pre-war building features EIK, high ceilings, hardwood floors, PT doorman, pet friendly.  Close to express subway and Austin Street shopping & restaurants.  Contact Joe Marx @ 917-627-6332or Debbie LaMacchia @ 631-691-9771  Halstead Real Estate

• For Rent – Glendale – Renovated apartment features 3 beds, 2 full baths, living room, dining room, Eik. Asking $2,675/month. Carollo Realty & Mgmnt Inc.  718-366-6636

Local Eats of the Day

• Maspeth Pizzeria
Located at 7109 Grand Ave.

Enjoy their Grandma Thin Crust Pizza for $16.

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

Local Events 

• Maspeth – 6:30 p.m. – Designer Handbag Bingo. Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Ave.
• Jamaica – 6:30 p.m. – Religious coalition hosts “Faith Over Fear” Southeast Queens candidates forum. Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York, 111-54 Merrick Blvd.
• Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – American Legion Post #1424 Monthly Meeting. 107-15 Metropolitan Ave.
• Douglaston – 7 to 8:30 p.m. – Paint Night for Adults. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Enchanted Formosa. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Maspeth – 8 p.m. – Free Outdoor Movie: Good Fellas. Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.

Saturday
• Middle Village - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Queens Bocce Tournament.  Bocce Courts in Juniper Valley Park, Juniper Blvd North & 79th St.
• Maspeth – 11 a.m. – 9/11 Memorial Ceremony.  Maspeth Memorial Square, 69th St & Grand Ave.
• Flushing - 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. – World’s Fair History Tour.  Meet at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
• Elmhurst – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Red Cross Donation BBQ.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Ridgewood – Noon to 10 p.m. – Fresh Pond Road Festival.  Fresh Pond Road from Palmetto St to Menahan St.
• East Elmhurst – 2 p.m. – 9/11 Memorial Service.  St Michael’s Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd.
• Sunnyside - 2 to 8 p.m. – Skillman Fall Festival Weekend Walk.  Skillman Ave btwn 43rd & 51st Streets.

Sunday
• Astoria – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Astoria Alive Festival.  31st Street from Ditmars Blvd to 21st Ave.
• Ridgewood – Noon to 9 p.m. – Fresh Pond Road Festival.  Fresh Pond Road from Palmetto St to Menahan St.
• Jamaica – 1 p.m. – “Run for Richie” 9/11 Motorcycle Run. Register. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
• Glendale – 1 p.m. – 9/11 Memorial Service.  9/11 Memorial Garden in Dry Harbor Playground, Myrtle Ave & 80th St.
• College Point – 2 p.m. – 9/11 Remembrance Concert.  Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd.

Tech Tip of the Day 
• Streaming Services: If your are thinking about suscribing to a streaming service, check out this list of the best streaming services currently available.

Have a tech tip to share? Contact us at queensnewsticker@queensledger.com.

Written by QTadmin

September 8th, 2017 at 4:16 pm

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