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Wednesday, January 23

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Michael Cohen has indefinitely postponed his congressional testimony citing fears for his family’s safety.

• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she will not allow President Trump to deliver his State of the Union in the House chamber while the government is shut down.

• Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself the country’s interim president amid nationwide protests.

IN QUEENS
• One person was killed and two others were injured after a fire tore through three homes in Jamaica.

• A man who was allegedly attacked by his girlfriend with a samurai sword testified at her trial.

• Police are searching for a man who allegedly pistol-whipped and robbed several people in Queens.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Hudson Yards-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Grand Central-42 St.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• Mariano Rivera was unanimously voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

• Al Leiter is leaving the Yankees booth after a dozen years.

• The Islanders (29-15-5) fell to the Chicago Blackhawks, 3-2.

• The Knicks (10-35) host the Houston Rockets tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (25-23) face the Orlando Magic tonight at 7:30 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Alec Baldwin pleaded guilty to a violation of harassment in connection with a dispute last year over a parking spot.

• Justin Bieber’s fans are upset that he’s supporting Chris Brown following an arrest for alleged rape.

• James Gandolfini’s son, Michael, will play young Tony Soprano in HBO’s upcoming ‘Sopranos’ Movie.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – With SATs around the corner, Alice and FP urge Jughead and Betty to stop investigating G&G and start focusing on their SAT prep.

• SEAL Team (CBS,9PM) – Bravo Team desperately works to save Sonny from a life-threatening situation, after he becomes trapped in a submarine torpedo tube during a clandestine mission off the coast of North Korea.

• Criminal Minds (CBS,10PM) – Rossi questions his actions in the aftermath of a near-death struggle with a serial killer who appears to have outsmarted the BAU.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – In 1935, Indiana Jones arrives in India, still part of the British Empire, and is asked to find a mystical stone. He then stumbles upon a secret cult committing enslavement and human sacrifices in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

• HULU: The Dead Zone – A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic ability.

• AMAZON PRIME: Snowden – The NSA’s illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency’s employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

TECHNOLOGY
• Competitive virtual farming is getting its own e-sports league.

• Meizu’s new smartphone, “Zero”, has no buttons or ports.

• Amazon has stopped selling its Echo Wall Clock citing connectivity issues.

#TRENDINGNY
• Chris Brown

• #ThisIsUs

• Mariano Rivera

• Hall of Fame

• #SiestaKey

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Richmond Hill – Two-Story Mixed-use Corner Building w/ 3 Stores & 2 Apartments. 1 Block to 111 St J train. Asking $1,888,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Middle Village – Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen AndSpacious Patio! Upstairs Two Generous Bedrooms, Office Room, And Full Bath. Pretty Quiet Block Convenient To Shopping And Transportation Including Express Buses To Manhattan And Subway! Ready To Move In, Utilities Included. Asking $2,300/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

LOCAL EVENTS
• Forest Hills – 6 to 8 p.m. – Forest Hills Kiwanis Club Business Networking Event.  Acey Ducey’s, 101-17 Metropolitan Ave.

• Astoria – 9 p.m. – Beyond Belief: Frakes vs. Brolin.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by QTadmin

January 23rd, 2019 at 4:14 pm

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