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Afternoon Buzz: Trump signs order to punish foreign election interference, Residents call for playground to be renamed after fallen firefighter.

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Wednesday, September 12Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• President Trump has signed an executive order to impose sanctions against any foreign election interference.

• Federal regulators have threatened to pull e-cigarettes from shelves if manufacturers do not control teen use.

• The National Weather Service has called Hurricane Florence the “storm of a lifetime”.

IN QUEENS
• Sunnyside residents want to rename a playground after a fallen firefighter who was killed in May fighting a massive blaze in a Harlem apartment building.

• A man, who threw a cat off a third-floor balcony and kicked it to death, lashed out at photographers before he was sentenced to a year in jail.

• Renovations have begun on a 9/11 tribute park in the Rockaways that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

SUBWAY STATUS
• M and R train service has resumed with delays following an earlier incident involving a train’s brakes being automatically activated at 36 St (Qns).

• F Rush hour service reduced to accommodate switch work in the area of W 4 St in Manhattan.

• Downtown BDFMR trains run at a slower speed in the area of W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan.

• N Trains are making local stops in Brooklyn at 53 St and 45 St in both directions.

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

TRAFFIC
• 31 Min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

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

• 24 Min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

• 27 Min – LIC YMCA to Union Turnpike in Kew Gardens on Queens Blvd.

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Yankees (90-55) fell to the Twins, 10-5. They wrap up the series in Minnesota at 8:10 p.m.

• The Mets (65-78) lost to the Marlins, 5-3. They continue their home series against the Marlins at 4:10 p.m.

• Brian Costello explains in the Post why Sam Darnold is different than Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith.

ENTERTAINMENT
• The cast of the 27th season of “Dancing With the Stars” has been announced.

• Henry Cavill, who has played Superman in three films, has parted ways with Warner Bros.

•  Amanda Stanton, a former ‘Bachelor’ contestant, was arrested in Las Vegas on charges of domestic violence.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• America’s Got Talent (NBC, 8PM) – An elimination round.• World of Dance (NBC, 9PM) – In the Season 2 finale, the top act from each division takes the stage for the last time.

• American Horror Story: Apocalypse (FX, 10PM) – The Season 8 premiere of “American Horror Story.”

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Nacho Libre – Berated all his life by those around him, a monk follows his dream and dons a mask to moonlight as a Luchador• HULU: Signs – A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Twilight Saga – The romance between mortal Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen grows more intense as ancient secrets threaten to destroy them.

TECHNOLOGY
• Nintendo Switch online service will launch next week.

• ‘LittleBits’ is introducing three new toy kits that teach children about electronics.

• Instagram will send a pop-up about opioid addiction support if you search certain hashtags.

#TRENDINGNY
• #AppleEvent

• Superman

• #WednesdayWisdom

• #NationalVideoGamesDay

• #HurricanceFlorence

REAL ESTATE

• For Rent – Maspeth – Apartment features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath large living room, formal dining room, lovely newly polished wood floors, and lots of windows for fresh air and light! Great location convenient to transportation & shopping. Asking $1,900/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Rent – Maspeth – Apartment features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Asking $2,700/month. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

LOCAL EVENTS
• Flushing – 5 p.m. – The Flushing YMCA Flyers Tryouts (swim team). YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd.

• LIC – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Fall Networking Night. Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge, 23-10 41st Av.

• Forest Hills – 6:30 p.m. – Van Morrison and Willie Nelson & Family. Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl.

• Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting. Christ the King H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

• Fresh Meadows – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 8 Monthly Meeting. Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike.

• Astoria Heights – 7:30 p.m. – 9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony. McManus Memorial Park, 81st St. & Grand Central Pkwy.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by QTadmin

September 12th, 2018 at 3:36 pm

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