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Friday, August 17

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• The judge in the Manafort fraud trial said he received threats and refused to release the names of jurors due to safety concerns.

• Two men were rescued off the Jersey coast after their fishing boat was flipped over by a whale.

• The grieving mother of a Bronx teen who was fatally stabbed said scammers are trying to use her son’s name for personal gain.

IN QUEENS
• An undocumented cab driver, who was detained by ICE after trying to protect his family’s dog, was issued a reprieve from a federal judge.

• A woman was caught on video biting and robbing a taxi driver.

• An underground fire in Corona led to power outages for dozens of residents.

SUBWAY STATUS
• 2,5 Trains run at a reduced speed in the area of 149 St-Grand Concourse.

• No A trains running to Far Rockaway-Mott Av.

• No S Rockaway Park Shuttle service at Broad Channel.

• 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
• 24 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.

• 27 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 begin a three-game series with the Blue Jays at home beginning at 7:05 p.m.
• The Mets continue their five-game series in Philadelphia at 6:05 p.m.
• The Giants take on the Lions in a pre-season matchup at 7 p.m.

Saturday
• The Bronx Bombers host the Blue Jays at 1:05 p.m.
• The Amazins’ face the Phillies 4:05 p.m.

Sunday
• The Yankees finish their series with the Blue Jays with a 1:05 p.m. matinee.
• The Mets complete their road trip at 8:08 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Janet Jackson released her new music video “Made For Now,” which features Daddy Yankee.

• Rapper 2 Chainz is set to marry Kesha Ward this weekend.

• Scarlett Johansson surpassed Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston as the highest paid actress in Hollywood.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Cooper’s Treasure (DSC, 9PM) – The team finds ornate artifacts that indicate the location of a 16th century captain’s quarters.

• Wynonna Earp (SYFY) – A demon causes havoc in town as Wynonna, Waverly, and Jolene must decide who they can trust.

• The Great British Baking Show (PBS, 9PM) – Three finalists attempt pastry perfection with a Signature pithivier.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Disenchantment Season 1 – The medieval misadventures of a hard-drinking princess, her feisty elf, and her personal demon.

• HULU: Stan Against Evil Season 2 – A disgraced small-town sheriff teams up with his replacement to battle demons in New Hampshire.

• AMAZON PRIME: All or Nothing: Manchester City Season 1 – In this ground-breaking docu-series, follow Manchester City behind the scenes throughout their Premier League winning, record-breaking ’17-18 season.

TECHNOLOGY
• Google clarified how it tracks users even if they have their location history turned off.

• Check out the latest rumors for the three new iPhones that Apple plans to release in 2018.

• Are you thinking about investing in new speakers for your home? Check out this guide.

#TRENDINGNY
• #ArethaFranklin

• #NationalNonprofitDay

• #ParentingIn5WordsOrLess

• #BlackCatAppreciationDay

• #Milasafterparty

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 featuresspacious 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
• LIC – 4 p.m. –  Summer Kids @ The Landing: Improv & Music. Hunter’s Point Park, 52-10 Center Blvd.
• Forest Hills - 6 p.m. – Cake & Ben Folds. Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl.
• Glen Oaks – 6 p.m. – Attorney General candidate Tish James greets voters at North Shore Towers. 271-10 Grand Central Pkwy.
• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear. Voelker Ortho Museum, 149-19 38th Ave.
• Astoria – 8 p.m. – Murder at the Sock Hop: A Murder Mystery Dinner. Riccardo’s 21-01 24th Ave.
• Astoria – 9:30 to 11 p.m. – Shame – The Not So Honorable Comes Show. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Saturday
• Rochdale – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Family Fun Day.  Rochdale Village, 169-65 137th Ave.
• Elmhurst - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Flea Market.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Flushing - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Taiwan: A World of Orchids.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
• Ridgewood – Noon – Saturday Cookout & Ping Pong Tournament.  Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.
• Queens Village – Noon to 4 p.m. – 5th annual Wayanda Park Family Fun Day. Hollis Ave. and Springfield Blvd.
• Astoria – 1 p.m. – See If Big!  Cleopatra.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Flushing – 2 to 4 p.m. – Watercolor Workshop: Orchids. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
• LIC – 2 to 9 p.m. – New York Cocktail Expo 2018.  Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33rd St.
• LIC - 4 p.m. – Norte Maars “Dance at Socrates”.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
• Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – Russell Peter’s “Deported World Tour”.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl.
 LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Shakespeare in the Park: All’s Well That Ends Well.  Gantry Plaza Park, 4-09 47th Rd.

Sunday
• Flushing - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Taiwan: A World of Orchids.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
• Rockaway - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Rockaway Beach Super Boardwalk Street Fair.  B86th St off Shorefront Pkwy.
• Sunnyside - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Greenpoin Ave “Sunnyside” Festival.  Greenpoint Ave from 48th to 42nd Sts
• Astoria – 1 p.m. – See If Big!  Cleopatra.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• LIC – 2 to 9 p.m. – New York Cocktail Expo 2018.  Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33rd St.
• LIC – 4:30 p.m. – Hip to Hip Theatre: King Lear.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
• Rochdale – 5 to 8 p.m. – Rochdale Village Music Festival 2018.  169-65 137th Ave.
• Rockaway – 6 p.m. – Katz Concert Series: Dr. K’s Motown Revue.  O’Donohue Park, Seagirt Blvd btwn 15th & 17th Sts
• Rockaway – 8 to 10 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Saving Jamaica Bay. B94th St off Shorefront Pkwy.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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Written by QTadmin

August 17th, 2018 at 4:17 pm

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