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Afternoon Buzz: Tsunami warning cancelled after 7.0 earthquake in Alaska, City Council to hold hearings on Amazon deal

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Friday, November 30

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• A tsunami warning for coastal areas of Alaska was canceled after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred.

• A federal judge set a tentative sentencing date for Paul Manafort after the former campaign chairman was accused of lying to the FBI in violation of his plea deal.

• A security breach inside the Marriott hotel compromised the information of as many as 500 million guests.

IN QUEENS
• The City Council will hold three hearings to inquire about the closed-door negotiations that led up to Amazon’s HQ2 decision.

• Residents are holding a rally to protest the city’s recent decision to place 200 homeless men in a College Point building.

• Check out this list of the best holiday markets in NYC!

SUBWAY STATUS
• SIR trains are running with delays in both directions because of slippery rails and track maintenance between Pleasant Plains and Eltingville.

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

TRAFFIC
• 38 min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

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

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

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

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

SCOREBOARD
Friday
• The Nets (8-14) welcome the Memphis Grizzlies to Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Knicks (7-16) host the Milwaukee Bucks at 5 p.m.
• The Nets head to Washington to face the Wizards at 7 p.m.
• The Rangers take on the Canadiens in Montreal at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders play the Columbus Blue Jackets at Barclays Center. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• St. John’s (6-0) goes to Georgia Tech to play the Yellow Jackets at noon.
Sunday
• The Rangers host the Winnipeg Jets at MSG at 6 p.m.
• The Giants (3-8) play host to the Chicago Bears at 1 p.m.
• The Jets (3-8) visit the Tennessee Titans at 4:05 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Jay-Z criticized Kanye West’s support of President Trump on Meek Mill’s new album ‘Championships’.

• Kris Kardashian made a cameo in Ariana Grande’s music video for her song, “Thank U, Next”.

• Megan Fox confirmed that she dated Shia LaBeouf while filming ‘Transformers’.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• MacGyver (CBS, 8PM) – A vial containing a deadly virus is stolen from the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, and MacGvyer and team race to recover it before the thief unleashes a global pandemic.

• Hawaii Five-0 (CBS,9PM) – A renowned urban vigilante is killed after making another citizen’s arrest, and Five-0 delves into the world of super heroes and comic books to find the killer. Also, Adam finally gets closer to finding out who killed his sister.

• Blue Bloods (CBS,10PM) – A video surfaces of cops being harassed by a group of people at a housing complex, which leads Frank to order a raid to round up anyone with an outstanding warrant, against Garrett’s advice.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: F is for Family  – The misadventures of a family in the 1970s.

• HULU: GoldenEye – James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow Agent formerly believed to be dead.

• AMAZON PRIME: Inside Jokes Season 1 – follows unknown stand-up comics vying to make it into the world-famous Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal.

TECHNOLOGY
• It has been reported that Google Hangouts for consumers will be shutting down sometime in 2020.

• The Pokémon Go Twitter account has posted a teaser suggesting that player versus player battles may be coming soon.

• Apple Music will be available for use on Amazon Echo speakers starting December 17th.

#TRENDINGNY
• #NothingBreaksLikeAHeart

• Anchorage

• #FridayFeeling

• #FlashbackFriday

• #WorldAIDSDay

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Middle Village – Detached Home 35X38 Sitting On A 55X90 Lot. Features 6 Bed,3 Full Baths, Built In 1945 Altered In 2007.AboveGround Pool, Private Drive And Garage. Finished Basement With Gas Fireplace. Plenty Of Closet Space Inc. Walk In Closet. Hardwood Floors Through Out. Beautiful Den. Asking $1,698,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Howard Beach – Two Family Cape Cod features include: Huge Lot (50 x 100 ft), Renovated from top to bottom, Beautiful Sun Room/ extension, Nice Backyard, Finished basement, Private Driveway (will fit up to 4 cars), Great location! Only 1 Block to the Cross Bay Blvd. Asking $799,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• Middle Village – 6 p.m. – Middle Village Tree Lighting Ceremony. Community United Methodist Church, 75-27 Metropolitan Ave.
• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz accepts award from India Home. World’s Fair Marina, One Marina Rd.
• Rockville Centre – 7:30 p.m. – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Tpk.
Saturday
• Rego Park – 10 a.m. – FREE Gym Bag for the first 500 guests 18+ years of age.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Jamaica – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – WinterCon 2018.  Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Wreath Making Workshop.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
• Bayside – Noon to 2 p.m. – Holiday Cookies & Crafts. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.
• Rego Park – Free Meet & Greet with Santa Claus & Friends.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Astoria – 1 p.m. – Elected officials, Parks Department host groundbreaking ceremony. Astoria Park, Hoyt Ave. North and 19th St.
• Flushing – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
• Astoria – 2 to 5 p.m. – Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration.  Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge & pool.
• Forest Hills – 4 p.m. – Marimba Magic.  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave.
• Rockville Center – 5 p.m. – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.  Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Tpk
• Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – Bach Meets the 21st Century. The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave.
• Astoria - 8 p.m. – Luna Park: A Benefit Concert.  RIOULT Dance Center, 34-01 Steinway St.
• Elmhurst – 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. – Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Glendale – 9 p.m. – Mazarin Holiday Show.  Pls bring canned food for donation.  Yer Man’s Irish Pub, 70-26 88th St.
Sunday
• Jamaica – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – WinterCon 2018.  Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
• Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Pet Photos with Santa.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• College Point – Noon – College Point and Whitestone join forces to protest against homeless shelter. 127th St. and 20th Ave.
• Ridgewood – Noon to 4 p.m. – Colonial Christmas Concert.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave.
• Flushing – Noon to 5:30 p.m. – Christmas in the Garden.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
• Astoria – Noon to 6 p.m. – Holiday Market.  Bohemian Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Ave,
• Flushing - 2:30 p.m. – FEI Music: A Fusion Music Concert.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Astoria - 3 p.m. – Luna Park: A Benefit Concert.  RIOULT Dance Center, 34-01 Steinway St.
 Flushing – 3 p.m. – Poetry Inspired By the Life & Work of Lewis Latimer.  Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St.
• Bayside – 3:30 to 5 p.m. – 5th Annual Children’s Holiday Parade & Lighting Ceremony.  36th Ave & Bell Blvd.
• Rockville Center – 4 p.m. – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.  Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Tpk
• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Queensboro Symphony Orchestra “Viennese Classic”.  Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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November 30th, 2018 at 3:49 pm

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