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Friday, August 11

Top Stories 
• President Trump tweeted that the US military is “locked and loaded” if North Korea acts “unwisely.”

• Police are searching for a man who attempted to rape a womaninside a Walgreens bathroom in the Bronx.

Queens News
• A jogger was fatally struck by a woman driving without a license in Far Rockaway.

• Police are investigating animal cruelty after dozens of cats were found inside a Ridgewood building that was under demolition.

• Transportation advocates are calling on the city to improve pedestrian and cycling safety in LIC.

Subway Status 
• L trains are running with delays after an earlier incident involving a sick customer at Bedford Av.

• No M trains between Myrtle Av and Metropolitan Av.

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

Weekend Service Changes

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Saturday.

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Sunday.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound between 48th St and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / Queens Blvdd and Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

• Accident on I-495 eastbound approaching Exit 21 – 108th St left lane blocked.

• Delays on Grand Central Parkway eastbound from 69th Rd to Union Turnpike.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from 69th Rd; Ramp to Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Accident on I-278 eastbound approaching Exit 41 – Astoria Blvd West right lane blocked until further notice.

• Delays on Belt System – Shore Pkwy eastbound from Exit 17 – Shore Pkwy to Francis Lewis Blvd.

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

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

Sports
Friday
• The Mets take on the Phillies in Philadelphia at 7:05 p.m.
• The Yankees begin a crucial three-game series against the Red Sox at home. First pitch at 7:07 p.m.
• The Giants host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a preseason game at 7 p.m.

Saturday
• The Amazins’ face the Phillies again at 7:05 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Red Sox at 4:05 p.m.
• The Jets welcome the Tennessee Titans to MetLife Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday
• The Mets wrap up their four-game series in Philadelphia with a 1:35 p.m.matinee.
• The Bombers finish their three-game set against the Red Sox at 8:08 p.m.

27th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race
Sat Aug 12th & Sun Aug 13th  10am-1pm
Boat races, cultural performances, demonstrations, selection of international food.  Meadow Lake @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

What’s On TV Tonight

• Raven’s Home (DISNEY, 8PM)Raven has a vision of Booker and Nia upset over their dad’s move, so she goes overboard trying to do all the fun activities Devon normally did with the kids.

• Dark Matter (SYFY, 9PM) – One of the Android’s newly discovered memories leads the crew to a suspicious Dwarf Star facility on Nova 17.

• Josh Gates’ Destination Truth (TRAVEL, 9PM) – Josh treks to Thailand to uncover the truth behind sightings of a plant-like monster hacking through the deep jungles near Wang Yen.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: Atypical Season 1- Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, decides it’s time to find a girlfriend, a journey that sets Sam’s mom on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence.

• Hulu: Clueless – A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil’s popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

• Amazon Video: Red Oaks Season 2 – David is caught in the crossfire between girlfriend Skye and her father Getty.

Real Estate

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 13th 2:30-4pm  138-50 101st Avenue, Jamaica  Money Maker in Jamaica!  3 family home plus store.  Commercial space has full basement.  All apts have month-to-month leases.  Large garage.  Asking $799,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Sale – Glendale – Apartment features 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, hardwood flooring throughout, heat and water included. Asking $2,200
Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

Local Eats of the Day

• Queens Comfort
Located at 40-09 39th Ave.

Enjoy an order of their classic mac and cheese made with Bechamel, fontina, and cheddar for $12.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
• Bayside – 7:30 p.m. – Movies Across the Pond: A Bug’s Life. Crocheron Park, 214th St & 35th Ave.
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Asian American Film Festival. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Maspeth – 8 p.m. – Free Outdoor Movie: Get Out!  Knockdown Center, 52-16 Flushing Ave.

Saturday
• Flushing – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 27th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race.  Meadows Lake @ Flushing Meadow Corona Park.
• Astoria – Noon – Conduit Beer Co’s “Beer & Brewing 101“.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Corona – 2 p.m. – Hot Jazz/Cool Garden: Brianna Thomas.  Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St.
 LIC – SummerSounds: British Dependency (Reggae). Hunters Point South Park, 4-10 Center Blvd.
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Asian American Film Festival.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Flushing - 8 p.m. – Free Movie Night: Sully.  Al Oerter Rec Ctr, 131-40 Fowler Ave.
• Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – Dance @ Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens  Blvd.

Sunday
• Astoria – 10 a.m. – Love Chart – Relationship Astrology Readings.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Flushing – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 27th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race.  Meadows Lake @ Flushing Meadow Corona Park.
• Astoria - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – 31st Street Astoria Festival.  31st St from Ditmars Blvd to 21st Ave.
 Corona – 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. – World’s Fair History Walking Tour.  Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
• Bronx - Noon – Forgotten New York – Riverdale, The Bronx.  Broadway & West 242nd St, Last stop off #1 train.
• Ozone Park – 6 p.m. – Katz’ Concert Series: Lady & The Vamps.  Tudor Park, 133rd Ave btwn 81st & 82nd Sts.
• Rockaway Beach – 8 p.m. – Movie Night in the Rockaways: Fences.  B 59th St Boardwalk.

Tech Tip of the Day 
• Top Games: Need something fun for the weekend? Check out this list of the best new games for Android and iPhone.

Written by QTadmin

August 11th, 2017 at 4:16 pm

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