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Afternoon Buzz: US economy adds 157,000 jobs in July, Girl abducted in Virginia found safe in Queens

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Friday, August 3

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in July as the unemployment rate remained at a low of 3.9 percent.

• China threatened to impose tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods if the Trump administration proceeds with its latest trade penalties.

• A 12-year-old-girl was found safe in Queens after she was reported to have been abducted in Virginia.

IN QUEENS
• A tornado struck a two-mile stretch of College Point and Whitestone last night and caused significant damage.

• A man was fatally struck by a 7 train after laying down on the tracks in Jackson Heights.

• Officials are racing to rescue a group of cats and kittens trapped behind a brick wall in Flushing.

SUBWAY STATUS
• B and Q train service has resumed following earlier signal problems at Avenue H.

• 2,5 Trains run at a reduced speed in the area of 149 St-Grand Concourse, Monday to Friday, until Aug 31, 2018.

• No A trains running to Far Rockaway-Mott Av. No S Rockaway Park Shuttle service at Broad Channel.

• Limited uptown B,D service at 145 St in Manhattan, 4:45 AM Mon, Jul 30 to 10 PM Fri, Aug 3.

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.

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

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

• 32 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 Yankees face the rival Red Sox in Boston at 7:10 p.m.
• The Mets host the Braves at 7:10 p.m.

Saturday
• The Bronx Bombers take on Boston again. First pitch is at 4:05 p.m.
• The Amazins’ welcome Atlanta to Citi Field for a 7:10 p.m. showdown.

Sunday
• The Yankees wrap up their crucial series with the Red Sox at 8:08 p.m.
• The Mets finish their four-game set with Atlanta at 1:10 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Harvey Weinstein’s attorneys are planning to seek the dismissal of the sex assault case against him due to new email evidence.

• Disney’s Christopher Robin was denied a release in China apparently due to the country’s crackdown on images of Winnie the Pooh.

• Drake incorporated the #InMyFeelings dance challenge and along with numerous celebrity cameos for his latest music video.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Quantico (ABC, 8PM) – The series finale: The team is in Ireland, where they finally come face-to-face with Conor Devlin. Not everyone comes out alive. And Alex makes a life-changing decision about her future.

• Wyonna Earp (SYFY, 9PM) – The team must come to terms with the consequences of their actions; and someone claiming to be from Black Badge Division arrives in Purgatory.

• The Great British Baking Show (PBS, 9PM) – The Signature demands delivery of perfectly baked crispbreads. Time and temperature work against the bakers in producing chocolate tea cakes in the Technical.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: The Aviator – A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes’ career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.

• HULU: Black Hawk Down – 160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.

• AMAZON PRIME: Freedom Writers – A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.

TECHNOLOGY
• Epic Games made the Android version of Fortnite Battle Royale available exclusively through the Fortnite website instead of the Google Play Store.

• A leaked video confirmed a 512GB version of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9.

• A wireless security camera can add some extra security to your home.Click here to learn about features and perks you should look out for.

#TRENDINGNY
• #NationalWatermelonDay

• #facebookdown

• Andrew Sullivan

• #WhatAreTheyHiding

• #friyay

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Glendale – Four Family Townhouse features 8 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms. Asking $1,449,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Middle Village – Three bedroom house rental features spacious living room & dining room with modern open layout kitchen, modern bath, and yard deck. Convenient to shopping, transportation, and Juniper Park. Asking $3,000/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

LOCAL EVENTS
• Jamaica – 6 to 10 p.m. – Jamaica JAMS Under the Stars. Jamaica Ave. btwn 150th & 153rd sts.
• Maspeth – 7 p.m. – Jerry Drake & The Front Page Big Band. The Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.
• Astoria - 7 p.m. – SEE IT BIG!  2001- A Space Odyssey. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Bayside – 7:30 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Justice League. Crocheron Park, 35th Ave & Cross Island Pkwy.
• Glendale - 8 p.m. – “Legally Blonde.” Glendale-Maspeth United Methodist Church, 66-14 Central Ave.
• Astoria - 9 p.m. – Astoria Drink & Draw. Q.E.D, 27-16 23rd Ave.

Saturday
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – The Muppet Show w/ Julie Andrews & Rita Moreno.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
 Jamaica - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Jamaica JAMS Festival.  Jamaica Ave from Parsons Blvd to 170th St.
• Rego Park – 12:30 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  Lost Battalion Hall, 93-29 Queens Blvd.
• LIC - 1 to 8 p.m. – INSITU Dance Festival.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
• Astoria - 2 p.m. – SEE IT BIG!  2001- A Space Odyssey. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Flushing - 2 to 4 p.m. – Watercolor Workshop: On the Farm.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
• Woodhaven – 4 p.m. – Listen to the Battle of the Bands winners.  Geo Seuffert Bandshell, Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Drive.
• Astoria – 6 p.m. – SEE IT BIG! The Sound of Music.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Sunnyside – 7:30 p.m. – Shakespeare in the Park: All’s Well That Ends Well.  Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39th Ave.
• Middle Village - 7:30 p.m. – Fundraiser for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.  Christ the King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.
• Glendale - 8 p.m. – “Legally Blonde”.  Glendale-Maspeth United Methodist Church, 66-14 Central Ave.

Sunday
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – The Muppet Show w/ Julie Andrews & Rita Moreno.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• LIC - 1 to 8 p.m. – INSITU Dance Festival.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
• Astoria – 2 p.m. – SEE IT BIG! The Sound of Music.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Flushing - 2 to 4 p.m. – Hapa-Zome Garden by Dyed in Queens.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
• Glendale - 3 p.m. – “Legally Blonde”.  Glendale-Maspeth United Methodist Church, 66-14 Central Ave.
• Jamaica – 5 to 8 p.m. – Rochdale Village Music Festival 2018.  Rochdale Village Campus, 169-65 137th Ave.
• Bayside – 6 p.m. – Katz Concert Series: Alive ‘n’ Kickin.  Fort Totten, Totten Avenue & 15th Rd.
• Astoria - 6:30 p.m. – SEE IT BIG!  2001- A Space Odyssey. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Rockaway - 8 to 10 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Escape to Witch Mountain.  B94th St off Shorefront Pkwy.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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August 6th, 2018 at 1:06 pm

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