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Monday, February 11

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Top lawmakers will meet this afternoon and hold border talks in an attempt to avert another government shutdown.

• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders condemned Representative Ilhan Omar for comments that they say are anti-Semitic.

• Federal Housing and Urban Development executive Lynne Patton is beginning a month-long stay in NYCHA housing.

IN QUEENS
• Community organizations held a rally in support of Amazon’s proposed HQ2 in LIC.

• Police are searching for one of two suspects who allegedly robbed a 20-year-old man at knifepoint.

• A couple was sentenced to up to 25 years in prison for running a prostitution ring out of a Flushing hotel.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Good Service on all subway lines as of 4:00 p.m.

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.

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

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Knicks (10-45) head to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (29-28) takes on the Raptors in Toronto at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (24-23-8) defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-1.

• The Islanders (33-16-6) topped the Minnesota Wild, 2-1.

• The Alliance of American Football debuted with strong ratings over the weekend.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Here’s the complete list of winners from the 2019 Grammy Awards show.

• Jennifer Lopez defended her Motown performance at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards after facing criticism.

• Hulu announced that The Handmaid’s Tale’ will return on June 5.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• America’s Got Talent (NBC, 8PM) – The Top 12 finalists, including two returning Wild Card acts, perform; and America’s Superfans vote to determine who will be named the ultimate Champion.

• The Passage (FOX, 9PM) – With the sudden arrival of a high ranking official, Horace Guilder, to Project NOAH, Brad and Amy begin to strategize a possible escape plan with the help of an unlikely accomplice.

• Manifest (NBC,10PM) – Michaela meets the mysterious James Griffin during a police investigation, and the passengers learn what happens when the callings fall in the wrong hands.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 2 – Every Sunday, Hasan Minhaj brings an incisive and nuanced perspective to global news, politics and culture in his unique comedy series.

• HULU: Deep Blue Sea – Searching for a cure to Alzheimer’s disease, a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the prey, as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.

• AMAZON PRIME: Thelma and Louise – In one of the greatest road movies of all time, Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon ride to everlasting fame as two women who embark on a crime spree across the American southwest.

TECHNOLOGY
• Tinder and Grindr are being questioned about age verification after a report on child abuse.

• Google is letting some users test its AR navigation feature for Google Maps.

• Check out this hand-drawn Super Mario animation.

#TRENDINGNY
• #MondayMotivation

• #GRAMMYs

• #Grammy2019

• Cardi

• Motown

REAL ESTATE

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Sunny Spacious Five Room Apartment. Eat InKitchen, Modern Bath. Great Location Walk To Shopping And Subway. Asking $2,200/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Queens Village – Fully Renovated Single Family House With 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Sized Bathrooms, 2 Half Sized Bathrooms, Central Heating/Cooling, Separate Designed Kitchen That Includes White Marble Floor, Cabinetry, Stainless Steel Stove And Oven, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Dryer, Microwave And Granite White Marble Countertops, Extended Front Yard, Private Driveway And Two Car Garage. Asking $929,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

LOCAL EVENTS
• Flushing – 3:30 to 8 p.m. – Blood Drive. Knights of Columbus, 35-79 160th St.

• Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – Queens Borough Board to review proposed zoning text amendment on flood resilience. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Corona – 6:30 p.m. – Nos Quedamos Queens Coalition host community forum on LGA AirTrain and proposed soccer stadium. St. Marks’ AME, 95-18 Northern Blvd.

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Monthly Meeting. Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St.​

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by QTadmin

February 12th, 2019 at 12:09 pm

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