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Afternoon Buzz: Trump to address the nation on border wall, Summit held to discuss Amazon’s impact

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Monday, January 7

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• President Trump announced plans to address the nation and visit the border this week as the government shutdown enters its third week.

• Cyntoia Brown, who was serving a life sentence for killing a man who bought her for sex when she was a teen, has been granted clemency.

• A Brooklyn community mourned the loss of firefighter Steven Pollard, who fatally fell from the Mill Basin bridge after responding to a traffic incident.

IN QUEENS
• Community groups and unions that oppose Amazon’s HQ2 plans held a summit that examined the downsides of the giant retailer.

• A 2-alarm morning fire tore through a Jamaica home.

• A man is wanted for three violent robberies in the Flushing.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Northbound 2 and 3 trains have resumed with delays after crews investigated reports of a passenger riding on the back of a train at 110 St.

• 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
• 25 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.

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

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Knicks (10-29) head to Portland to face the Trail Blazers at 10 p.m.

• The Nets (20-21) topped the Chicago Bulls, 117-100. They fly to Boston to take on the Celtics at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (17-17-7) were blanked by the Arizona Coyotes, 5-0.

• The Mets traded catcher Kevin Plawecki for a pair of minor leaguers.

• Meanwhile, the Yankees are bringing back setup man Zach Britton to complete their bullpen.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty as he faced felony charges that he groped an 18-year-old busboy at a bar two years ago.

• Bohemian Rhapsody won best drama at the Golden Globes.

•  Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones, and Craig Melvin will replace Megyn Kelly on the Today show.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• America’s Got Talent (NBC, 8PM) – In the premiere, 10 memorable acts from “AGT” and “Got Talent” competitions around the globe will perform for judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel.

• Happy Together (CBS, 8:30PM) – Cooper gives Jake and Claire an anniversary gift featuring their original wedding vows, and tensions rise when they attempt to take their vows literally.

• Manifest (NBC, 10PM) – Michaela’s mystifying, next level calling launches her on a mission that brings her relationship with Jared to a head.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark – In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler’s Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.

• HULU: The NeverEnding Story – A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Art of the Shine – Meet the men and women who make their living cleaning our shoes.

TECHNOLOGY
• Google announced that Assistant will be on a billion devices by the end of the month.

• JBL and parent company Harmon Audio announced a smart soundbar, new speakers, and a guitar amp/speaker combo.

• Mobile phones in the US received 48 billion robocalls in 2018.

#TRENDINGNY
• #MondayMotivation

• #GoldenGlobes

• #FlyEaglesFly

• #90DayFiance

• #GoldenGlobeAwards

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
• Jackson Heights – 5 p.m. – Council Speaker Corey Johnson conducts five borough transit survey. 74th St/Broadway Station, 74th St. and Roosevelt Ave.

• Flushing - 5:30 p.m. – “Pygmalion” reading. Queens Library, 41117 Main St.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by QTadmin

January 7th, 2019 at 4:16 pm

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