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Afternoon Buzz: Trump blasts Comey after release of new book, Ex-con sentenced for raping and impregnating stepdaughters

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Friday, April 13

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:


• President Trump called former FBI director James Comey an “unfaithful slime ball” in a tweet after Comey blasted the president in his new book.

• Russia accused Britain of staging a fake chemical attack in a Syrian town, which Britain denied.

•  President Trump pardoned ex-Cheney aide Scooter Libby, who was convicted of perjury in 2007.


• An ex-con was sentenced to 150 years in prison for raping and impregnating his underage stepdaughters.

• A mugger stole an elderly woman’s wallet after he stopped to speak to talk to her on a sidewalk in Jamaica Hills.

• DOT plans to reduce traffic congestion on Austin Street by implementing various traffic measures.


• Northbound F Subway trains are stopping along the A Subway line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St-Washington Sq because of a rail condition at 2 Av.

• Some northbound F Subway trains are stopping along the G Subway line from Bergen St to Court Sq then along the E Subway line to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av. Expect delays in A SubwayC SubwayF Subway and G Subway train service.

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


• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between 48th St; Ramp and Exit 27 – Clearview Expwy I-295 / Throgs Neck Bridge.

• Accident on I-495 westbound at Exit 22B – Van Wyck Expwy I-678 / College Point Blvd left lane blocked

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound between Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Exit 13 – I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy; Jackie Robinson Pkwy.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Belt System – Southern Pkwy and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Metropolitan Ave; Williamsburg Bridge and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy Exit and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

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



The Yankees begin a three-game series in Detroit at 7:10 p.m.

The Mets (10-1) look to continue their hot start at home against the Brewers. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.


The Bronx Bombers face the Tigers on the road at 1:10 p.m.

The Amazins’ host the Milwaukee Brewers at 7:10 p.m.


The Yankees finish their series at Detroit. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m.

The Mets conclude their series with the Brewers at 1:10 p.m.


• Will Ferrell was released from the hospital after he was involved in a serious car accident.

• “That’s so Raven” star Orlando Brown was busted in his underwear by bounty hunters, who had a warrant for his arrest.

• French police arrested a suspect in Kim Kardashian’s 2016 robbery case.


Once Upon a Time (ABC, 8PM) – Kelly comes face-to-face with the Candy Killer after someone she loves is taken hostage. Meanwhile, Samdi uses Drew to execute a deadly plan.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 9PM) – While an agent’s life hangs in the balance, Fitz, Simmons and Yo-Yo attempt to neutralize a weapon that could play a role in Earth’s destruction.

Hawaii Five-O (CBS, 9PM) – Catherine Rollins recruits McGarrett and Jerry to help her track down a uranium deposit thought to be hidden on an abandoned Hawaiian island before a suspected terrorist can make dirty bombs with it.


NETFLIX: Lost in Space – After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fight against all odds to survive and escape, but they’re surrounded by hidden dangers.

HULU: Futurama Season 1 – Fry, a young Everyman, finds himself accidentally transported 1,000 years in the future.

AMAZON PRIME: Bosch Season 4 – When an attorney is murdered on the eve of his civil rights trial against the LAPD, homicide Det. Harry Bosch is assigned to lead a Task Force to solve the crime before the city erupts in a riot.


•  Credit card signatures will no longer be required in the US for in-store purchases.

• The Gmail redesign will have a new feature that will allow users to send expiring emails.

• Are you looking for a streaming app for music? Check out this comparison of the six biggest music streaming services.


• #NickiDay

• #Scandal

• Friday the 13th

• #JSFamilyVacation

• #Yankees


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• For Sale – Middle Village North – One family, 3 bedroom brick, 18×100 lot, 183×34 building, oak floors, Anderson windows, gas heat, finished basement with bath, one block to park, 2 blocks to PS49. Asking $768,000.

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• Hillcrest – 6 p.m. – St. John’s University hosts 13th annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Carnesecca Arena, 8000 Utopia Pkwy.

 Glendale – 8 p.m. – Funny People Are Coming! The Avenue Restaurant, 71-22 Myrtle Ave.


• Woodside - 7 to 11 a.m. – Bengali New Year Celebration 2018.  57th St btwn 37th & 38th Aves

• Elmhurst – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Flea Market.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.

• Forest Hills - 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Friends of McDonald Park Spring Cleanup.  Queens Blvd & 70th Ave.

• Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Children’s Carnival.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.

• Flushing – Noon to 10 p.m. – Queens Jazz Overground.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• LIC – Noon – Grand opening of Just NY Souvenir shop. 38-85 13th St.

• Maspeth – 1 to 4 p.m. – Earth Day Recycle Event.  Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th St.

• Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – Veterans of Foreign Wars Meeting.  John V. Daniels Post #2813, 47-53 43rd St.

• Ridgewood – 2 to 4 p.m. – “Adams and Jefferson, A Historic Fifty-Year Friendship”  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave.

• Kew Gardens – 2:30 p.m. – Musica Reginea Children’s Music Program.  Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd.

• Flushing – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Garden Wedding Showcase.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.

• Corona – 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. – Broadway Valentine. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave South

• Bayside – 7 to 10 p.m. – Murder Mystery Dinner.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.


• Roslyn Heights – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Beth Sholom Day Camp Open House.  401 Roslyn Rd.

• Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Children’s Carnival.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.

• Ridgewood – Noon to 6 p.m. – Myrtle Avenue Spring Street Festival.  Myrtle Ave from Wyckoff Ave to Forest Ave.

 Corona - 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. – Doktor Kaboom’s Look Out!  Science is Coming!  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave South.

• Flushing – 3 p.m. – Edmar Castaneda Quartet.  Kupferberg Center, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• Bayside – 3 p.m. – Brian Stokes Mitchell: Simply Broadway.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.

• Glendale – 3 to 7 p.m. – Allied Veterans Memorial Committee Annual Dinner Dance.  American Legion Post #1815, 68-01 Cooper Ave.

• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony.  Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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April 26th, 2018 at 2:04 am

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