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Afternoon Buzz: Authorities name Manchester bombing suspect, Decomposed body identified as MS-13 teen member

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Tuesday, May 23

Top Stories 
• Police identified the Manchester bombing suspect as the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

• Authorities issued an Amber Alert for a 12-year-old girl who was abducted by two male teens in Upstate New York.

Queens News
• Police identified the decomposed body found in Alley Pond Park as a teen member of the MS-13 gang.

• A suit was filed claiming the MTA allowed lead paint chips to “deliberately” fall off of 7 train stations.

• Police are searching for a man who punched a subway rider after getting into an argument aboard the M train.

Subway Status 
• 7 trains are running with delays in both directions. Some 34 St-Hudson bound trains will terminate at 61 St Woodside, Queensboro Plaza or Times Sq-42 St.

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

Traffic 

• Delays on I-495 westbound between Van Dam St and START ROUTE I-495 Exit- Queens Midtown Tunnel 2nd Ave East 36th St.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island EXPY and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Accident on I-495 outer roadway eastbound approaching Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / Queens Blvd right lane blocked.

• Delays on Grand Central PKWY westbound between 49th St and START ROUTE Grand Central PKWY; I-278; Exit – 29th St.

• Accident on I-278 westbound at Atlantic Ave, 1 lane blocked.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between 39th St and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

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

Sports
• The Yankees face the Royals again at 7:05 p.m.

• The Mets welcome the San Diego Padres for a three-game series at 7:10 p.m.

NBA Playoffs
• The Cavaliers host the Celtics. Game starts at 8:30 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

• The Flash (CW, 8 p.m.) – With nothing left to lose, Barry takes on Savitar as Season 3 ends.

• Dancing With the Stars (ABC, 8:30 p.m.) – A winner is announced in the 24th-season finale as well as performances by Hailee Steinfeld; OneRepublic; and Lady Antebellum.

• The Americans (FX, 10 p.m.) – As Philip and Elizabeth grapple with a momentous decision, Tuan takes matters into his own hands in the Morozov operation.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King – The comic from “The Daily Show” shares personal stories about racism, immigrant parents, prom night horrors and more in this stand-up special.

Hulu: Flubber – An absent-minded professor discovers “flubber,” a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.

Amazon Video: Into the Wild – Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, Christopher McCandless instead walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure.

Real Estate

• For Sale – St. James, Long Island – New Listing! 55+ Community features a beautiful 1 BR Ranch, updated kitchen & bath.  Slider to patio, and garage. Community pool, tennis court, clubhouse.  Close to shopping & transportation.  Asking $299,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Beautiful 2 BR apt features LR, DR, hardwood flooring throughout.  Renovated EIK and bathroom.  Has home office space.  Heat & Hot Water included. Asking $2150/month  Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

Local Eats of the Day

• The Maspeth Pizza House
Located at 55-60 60th St.

Enjoy a 10″ Cheese Pizza for $7.

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

Local Events 
• Sunnyside – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Taste of Sunnyside, Queens Blvd. and 46th St.

• LIC – 6 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer attends United Happy Hour for Western Queens. John Brown Smokehouse, 10-43 44th Dr.

• Flushing – 6:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

Tech Tip of the Day 
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Written by QTadmin

May 23rd, 2017 at 4:00 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by MK Vision Center in Forest Hills

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Tuesday, May 23

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 72. Slight chance of rain.

Top Stories
• At least 19 people died and 50 others injured after an explosion at an Ariana Grande concern in England sent concert-goers fleeing.

• Michael Flynn invoked the Fifth Amendment and rejected a subpoena to testify for the Russia probe, while a top Democrat accused Flynn of lying on his security background check.

• Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget will slash safety net programs for the poor, targeting Medicaid and food stamps.

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Twist & Sprout! Sun June 11th 12-4pm A family-friendly event—all about healthy eating and outdoor exercise. Live music and more! Free admission courtesy of New York-Presbyterian Queens. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Queens News
• An 11-year-old student accidentally shot his teacher in the ankle with a BB gun in Elmhurst.

• A man groped a woman and three girls inside the SkyView Shopping Center in Flushing.

• The death of a man whose body was found by bird watchers in Alley Pond Park was ruled a homicide.

Politics
• Police Commissioner James O’Neill and GOP mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis are among those skipping the Puerto Rican Day Parade.

• The Working Families Party is calling on the IDC to realign with the Democratic Conference after it regains its numerical majority.

Entertainment
• Scarlett Johansson and “Weekend Update” co-host Colin Jost hooked up at the SNL afterparty.

 Zack Snyder is stepping down from producing “Justice League” after his daughter’s suicide. Joss Whedon will take over.

Buzzing Back

• In 1934 Police kill famous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde

• In 1958 actor and comedian Drew Carey is born in Cleveland, Ohio

Opinion
• The Daily News calls on the civilized world to mourn those who died in Manchester and unite to fight terrorism.

• The Post applauds Police Commissioner O’Neill for not attending the Puerto Rican Day Parade, which honors a “terrorist.”

In the Blogs
• State Senator Joseph Addabbo is holding office hours at Woodhaven Library this Thursday.

• Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is having an informational meeting on the Penelope Avenue sewer project this week.

Trending in New York
Ariana
Blake
#Smashville
Whaboom
Kevin Durant

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (26-16) topped Kansas City, 4-2. The Bombers face the Royals again at 7:05 p.m.

• The Mets (18-24) welcome the San Diego Padres for a three-game series at 7:10 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Ridgewood Food & Drink Festival: Savory & Sweet! Sat May 27th 12-6pm Food Drive! Please bring canned goods to donate to local food banks! A live band playing jazz throughout the event.  The Footlight, 465 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood
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Real Estate
• Urban American Management closed on a $20.5 million deal to purchase a 70-unit Astoria multi-family portfolio.

• For Sale – St. James, Long Island – New Listing! 55+ Community features a beautiful 1 BR Ranch, updated kitchen & bath.  Slider to patio, and garage. Community pool, tennis court, clubhouse.  Close to shopping & transportation.  Asking $299,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Beautiful 2 BR apt features LR, DR, hardwood flooring throughout.  Renovated EIK and bathroom.  Has home office space.  Heat & Hot Water included.  Asking $2150/month  Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

• Sold – Corona – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 847-square-foot condo at 104-48 37th Drive for $483,000. Zillow.

Technology
• A hacking gang robbed Russian banks by using fake banking, GPS and porn apps on Android phones.

• Facebook rolled out a new feature allowing users to order food through the site itself.

Events
Douglaston - 11 a.m. – Tuesday Morning Music Club.  Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Pkwy.

Flushing – 12:30 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz, Councilman Peter Koo and Trust for Public Land break ground on new playground at Flushing school. PS 120, 58-01 136th St.

Pomonok – 3 p.m. – Councilman Koo and Councilman Rory Lancman urge Mayor Bill de Blasio not to raise water rates. 137-07 73rd Terrace.

Astoria - 3:30 p.m. – Executive Director from Bristol Boys & Girls Club visits Variety Boys & Girls Club. 21-12 30th Rd.

Sunnyside – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Taste of Sunnyside, Queens Blvd. and 46th St.

LIC – 6 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer attends United Happy Hour for Western Queens. John Brown Smokehouse, 10-43 44th Dr.

Flushing – 6:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

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May 23rd, 2017 at 11:49 am

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Afternoon Buzz: City to spend nearly $18 million on opiod crisis, Bird watcher finds decomposed body in Queens park

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Monday, May 22

Top Stories 
• The Supreme Court upheld a ruling that called North Carolina’s congressional district maps unconstitutional racial gerrymandering. 

• New York City plans to spend $17.9 million to combat the growing opiod epidemic.

Queens News
A bird watcher discovered a badly decomposed body, which is yet to be identified, in Alley Pond Park.

• Police are looking for suspects in the armed robbery of a phone store in Queens. 

• Anthony Bourdain brought his popular CNN travel show Parts Unknown to Queens.

Subway Status 
• Due to signal problems at W 4 St-Wash Sq, F and M trains are running with delays.

• Due to signal problems at 8 Av, northbound N trains are running with delays.

• Following an earlier incident at Freeman St, 2 and 5 train service has resumed with delays.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on Grand Central Parkway westbound between Northern Boulevard; NY 25A (New York) and Exit 4 – I-278; West B-Q Expressway (New York).

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expressway (New York) and Exit 27 – Atlantic Avenue (New York).

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between 48th Street; Ramp (New York) and Exit 27 – Clearview Expwy I-295 / Throgs Neck Bridge (New York).

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 30 – Flushing Avenue (New York) and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (New York).

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Boulevard (New York) and Exit 8 – Main Street (New York).

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

Sports
• The Mets host the Padres at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees are home for the Royals for the start of a four-game set at 7:05 p.m.

NBA Playoffs
• The Spurs host the Warriors. Games starts at 9 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

• Dancing With the Stars(ABC, 8 p.m.) – The finalists compete during the 10th week of performances, which includes two rounds of dancing: a redemption dance and a freestyle dance.

• Jane the Virgin (CW, 9 p.m.) – In the Season 3 finale, Rogelio and Xo are excited for their big day, but Rogelio gets some shocking news.

• Better Call Saul (AMC, 10 p.m.) – Jimmy attempts to settle his debts; Nacho reunites with an old acquaintance; and Mike helps Stacey with a project and makes a meaningful connection.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Agents of Shield Season 1 – Agent Phil Coulson assembles a team of top S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to investigate bizarre threats.

Hulu: Everybody Hates Chris Season 2 – Inspired by his childhood experiences, comedian Chris Rock narrates the hilarious, touching story of a teenager growing up in Brooklyn during the early ’80s.

Amazon Video: Suits Season 1 – On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college-dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City’s best lawyers.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Woodhaven – Detached one family features 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, full basement, wood floors, nice sized yard.  Asking $549,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Sale – Forest Hills - New to market! Bright, renovated 1 BR top floor co-op w/ terrace.  Steps to express bus and shopping.  Pet friendly.  Asking $389,000  Madeleine Realty of Queens  718-520-0303

Local Eats of the Day

• Roast N Co
Located at 100-12 Queens Blvd.

Enjoy their healthy fit wrap made with portobello mushrooms, roasted tomato, avocado, sprouts, and mesclun in a whole wheat wrap for $7.95.

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

Local Events 
• Flushing – 6 p.m. – Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and LGBT caucus host Pride Prom. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

• Bellerose – 7:30 p.m. – Monthly CB13 meeting. Bellerose Assembly of God, 240-15 Hillside Ave.

Tech Tip of the Day 
Gmail Trick: You can add other email accounts to your Gmail. Click here to learn how.

Have a tech tip to share? Contact us at queensnewsticker@queensledger.com.

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May 23rd, 2017 at 11:48 am

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Morning Buzz: Motorcyclist killed in Van Wyck crash, Woman’s body discovered in Alley Pond Park

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Monday, May 22

Weather
• Rainy with a high of 63 degrees.

Top Stories
President Trump continues his first trip abroad in Israel today.

• Students walked out on VP Mike Pence’s commencement speech at Norte Dame in protest.

• A stabbing at the University of Maryland is being investigated as a possible hate crime. 

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Taste of Sunnyside 2017 Tues May 23rd 5:30-8:30pm Featuring samples from 30 + local restaurants, breweries and other beverage providers. Queens Blvd & 46th Street, under the 7 train $40
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Queens News
• A motorcyclist died after ramming into the back of an SUV on the Van Wyck Expressway.

• Police found an unidentified woman’s body in Alley Pond Park. 

A mechanic was mysteriously assaulted in Ridgewood by eight men.

Politics
• Governor Cuomo is calling on President Trump to provide emergency assistance to Penn Station. 

• President Trump called on Muslim nations to help conquer extremism in his Saudi Arabia address.

Entertainment
• Dwayne Johnson and Tom Hanks announced their presidential run on SNL.

Weekend Box Office
• Alien: Covenant – $36 million
• Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $35 million
• Everything, Everything – $12 million
• Snatched – $7.6 million
• Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – $7.2 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2002 Chandra Levy’s remains found

• In 1859 Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is born in Scotland

Opinion
• The NY Daily News criticized a group of Brooklyn politicians for pulling their support of the Bedford Union Armory project. 

• Cop bashers are standing up with for the City’s gangs, the NY Post says.

In the Blogs
• Transportation officials are reportedly pitching a combination HOV lane and ferry system for the L train shutdown. 

• A new field house is coming to Queensbridge Park. 

Trending in New York
• #BBMAs
• #TwinPeaks
• Cher
• Celine Dion
• Marcus Smart

Scoreboard
• The Mets (18-24) fell to the Angels 12-5. They’re hosting the Padres at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (25-16) topped the Rays 3-2. They’re home for the Royals for the start of a four-game set at 7:05 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Candlelight Vigil Mon May 22nd 8pm The United Veterans & Fraternal Organizations of Maspeth invite you to join. Maspeth Memorial Park, 69th St & Grand Ave, Maspeth (In case of rain, ceremony will take place at Frank Kowalinski Post, 61-57 Maspeth Avenue)
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Real Estate
• New York and Company’s Forest Hills location suddenly closed last week. 

• For Sale – Woodhaven – Detached one family features 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, full basement, wood floors, nice sized yard.  Asking $549,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Sale – Forest Hills - New to market! Bright, renovated 1 BR top floor co-op w/ terrace.  Steps to express bus and shopping.  Pet friendly.  Asking $389,000  Madeleine Realty of Queens  718-520-0303

• Sold – Astoria – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom home on 34th Street for $1.5 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• A 22-year-old woman was shot in front her home on Guy Brewer Boulevard on Friday. According to police, she was shot in the lower torso at around 2:15 p.m. A vehicle with no front license plate was seen fleeing the scene.

• The Metro PCS store at 75-25 Parsons Boulevard was robbed at gunpoint on Sunday at around 5:15 p.m. The unknown suspect entered the store posing as a customer, then pulled out a handgun and robbed the store and employee of $100.

Events
Ridgewood – 9:30 a.m. – NYC DOT unveils first public traffic safety banner residency program. 924 Seneca Ave.

Jackson Heights – 9:30 a.m. – Councilman Daniel Dromm and enviromental activists announce lawsuit against MTA for harming community with lead paint.  74-13 Roosevelt Ave.

Woodside – 1 p.m. – Councilwoman Jimmy Van Bramer and community officials announce funding for Doughboy Park. 56th Street and Woodside Avenue.

Flushing – 6 p.m. – Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and LGBT caucus host Pride Prom. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Bellerose – 7:30 p.m. – Monthly CB13 meeting. Bellerose Assembly of God, 240-15 Hillside Ave.

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May 23rd, 2017 at 11:44 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting case, Man fatally shot near Ozone Park playground

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Friday, May 19

Top Stories 
• Anthony Weiner plead guilty to sexting with a North Carolina teen as his wife filed for divorce.

• Prosecutors said the Times Square crash suspect claimed he wanted “to kill them all” during his arrest.

Queens News
• A man was fatally shot during an argument near a playground in Ozone Park.

• A Rego Park activist is facing city fines for a traffic safety sign she placed in front of her home.

• A judge raised the bail of an accused knifepoint rapist to $2 millionafter the original bail was found inadequate.

Subway Status 
• Some northbound 5 trains are running on the 2 line from Nevins St to 149 St-Grand Concourse. Expect delays on 2, 3, 4 and 5 trains.

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-495 eastbound between 48th St; Ramp and Exit 25 – Utopia Parkway / 188th St.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between 61st St and Exit 29B – Tillary St.

• Delays on I-495 westbound between Exit 20 – Junction Blvd / Queens Blvd and Van Dam St

• Delays on Grand Central Parkway eastbound between Exit 11 – Jewel Ave; Ramp and Exit 13 – I-678 – Van Wyck EXPY; Jackie Robinson PKWY.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between 69th Rd; Ramp and Queens; Bronx County Line – Whitestone Bridge Toll Plaza.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between Queens Blvd; NY 25 and Foch Blvd; Ramp.

• Delays on Grand Central PKWY westbound Roosevelt Ave to START ROUTE Grand Central PKWY; I-278; Exit – 29th St.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between 133rd Ave and Exit 10 – Grand Central PKWY.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect EXPY Exit and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

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

Sports
Friday
• The Mets welcome the Angels to Citi Field for a three-game series. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees head to Tampa Bay to take on the Rays at 7:10 p.m.
NBA Playoffs
• The Celtics host the Cavaliers. Game starts at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday
• The Mets face Los Angeles for their second game of the series at 7:15 p.m.
• The Bombers play the Rays again at 4:10 p.m.
NBA Playoffs
• The Warriors are in San Antonio to face off against the Spurs. Tip-off is at 9 p.m.

Sunday
• The Amazins finish their series with the Angels with a 1:15 p.m. matinee.
• The Yankees conclude their three-game set with the Rays at 1:10 p.m.
NBA Playoffs
• The Cavaliers host the Celtics. Game starts at 8:30 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

• 12 Monkeys (SYFY, 8 p.m.) – Season 3 begins with the birth of the Witness, who has the potential to bring on the end of the world.

• Reign (CW, 9 p.m.) – Darnley teams up with John Knox to strip Mary of her throne, and this plot will leave a friend of Mary’s dead. Meanwhile, Elizabeth must banish Gideon from court.

• Emergency 24/7 (LIFE, 10 p.m.) – A pedestrian is hit by a bus during the morning rush hour; a young woman is rushed to the ER after collapsing on the dance floor; bad weather causes a pair of painful dislocations.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Season 3 – Netflix’s hit comedy returns as Kimmy finds herself in an unfamiliar position with the Reverend back in her life. Meanwhile, Titus returns from his cruise and auditions for an exciting new role.

Hulu: The Last Ship, Season 1 – The crew of a naval destroyer is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic kills off most of the earth’s population.

Amazon Video: Sneaky Pete, Season 1 – A con man on the run from a vicious gangster hides by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete, as he “reunites” with Pete’s estranged family.

Real Estate

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 20th 1-3pm  85-66 67th Avenue, Rego Park  One family brick Tudor features 3 BR, 3 full bath, finished basement, 2 car garage, new roof, move in condition.  Asking $858,000  Dave Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun May 21st  1-3:30pm  50-24 63rd Street, Woodside  New listing!  Two family semi detached brick features 4 BR, 2 bath, private driveway.  Excellent condition! Asking $959,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

Local Eats of the Day

 Slide Bar-B-Q
Located at 5275 65th Pl.

Enjoy their popular Smo-Fry Wings starting at $9.95.

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

Local Events 
• LIC - 5 p.m. – Councilman Van Bramer attends rally against violence at Queensbridge Houses with Build Queensbridge 696. 41st Ave. and 10th St.
• Woodhaven – 5 to 9 p.m. – Quiet Clubbing.  Victory Field, Woodhaven Blvd & Myrtle Ave.
 Forest Hills – 6:30 p.m. – The xx.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl.
• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers keynote address at Flushing BID’s 2nd annual gala. Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Ave.
• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Screening of Thief (part of the Caan Film Festival). Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Jamaica – 7 to 10 p.m. – Paint Night: Wine & Cheese fundraiser.  Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.
• Astoria – 8 p.m. – Your Alice.  Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Rd.

Saturday
• Howard Beach – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Free Prostrate Screening.  State Senator Joe Addabbo’s Office, 159-53 102nd St.
• Far Rockaway – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – FREE Swim Lessons.  Far Rockaway H/S, 8-21 B25th St.
• Astoria – Noon – MAD Science!  Tye Dye.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Woodhaven - Noon – Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and Woodhaven Historical Society host co-naming ceremony for Forest Park Memorial Drive. The Oak Ridge, 1 Forest Park Dr.
• Middle Village – Noon to 3 p.m. – Community Park Day.  Juniper Valley Park Softball Field.
• Astoria – Noon – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl hold office hours for CreateNYC Cultural Plan. Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway.
 Flushing - 1 p.m. – Tim Kubart & The Space Cadets.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Astoria – 1:30 p.m. – El Dorado (part of the Caan Film Festival).  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – John V. Daniels Post 2813 VFW Meeting. 47-53 43rd St.
• Flushing – 2 to 3:30 p.m. – Storytime & Crafts.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
• Astoria – 3 to 6 p.m. – End of Year Extravaganza.  Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Rd.
• Astoria – 4:30 p.m. – The Rain People (part of the Caan Film Festival)  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Woodhaven – 5 p.m. – Emanuel United Church of Christ 140th Anniversary Party.  93-12 91st Ave.
• Forest Hills – 6:30 p.m. – The xx performs.  Forest H ills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl.
• Astoria – 7 p.m. – The Cinderella Story (part of the Caan Film Festival). Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – Dance the Night Away.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Astoria – 8 p.m. – Your Alice.  Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Rd.

Sunday
• Bayside – 9 a.m. to Noon – Annual Antique Car Show.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.
• Astoria – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Astoria Spring Festival.  31st St from Ditmars Blvd to 21st Ave.
• Broad Channel – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Rain Barrel Giveaway American Legion Post #1404, 209 Cross Bay Blvd.
• Corona – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Little Makers: Glider Planes.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.
• Forest Hills – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Free “Stop n’ Swap” Community Reuse event.  Central Queens Y, 108th St btwn 68th Ave & 68th Rd.
• Ridgewood - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Ridgewood Market: Sunday Brunch Bazaar.  Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Ave.
• Astoria – Noon – MAD Science! Tye Dye.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Flushing – 1 p.m. – Sacred Site’s Open House.  Friends meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd.
• Forest Hills – 2 p.m. – Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra, 106-06 Queens Blvd.
• Astoria – 2 p.m. – Brian’s Song (part of the Caan Film Festival). Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Bayside – 4 p.m. – Oratorio Society of Queens.  Queensborough Performing Arts, 222-05 56th Ave.
• Maspeth – 6 p.m. – Red Bull Music Academy Festival NY.  The Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.
• Astoria – 7 p.m. – The Killer Elite (part of the Caan Film Festival).  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Tech Tip of the Day 
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Morning Buzz: Times Square rampage kills one and injures 22, Train hits man laying on tracks in Astoria

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Friday, May 19

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 89. Partly cloudy on Saturday with a high of 71. Sunday will be partly cloudy and cooler with a high of 66.

Top Stories
• A drug-induced man with a checkered past drove through Times Square, killing a tourist and injuring 22 others.

• Fox News founder and former longtime CEO Roger Ailes, who reshaped the media landscape, died at age 77.

• A painting by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for $110.5 million, the highest price ever paid at an auction for work by an American artist.

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End of the Year Extravaganza Sat May 20th 3-6pm Please join us for this FREE event as we end the school year and kickoff to Summer! Sports, games, visual arts workshop, pool & playground. Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Road, LIC
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Queens News
• An MTA train struck a 37-year-old man who was laying on the tracks at an Astoria station, leaving him in critical condition.

• Police arrested three people who stole designer bags, jewelry and cash during a burglary spree in Queens.

• An Astoria hardware store has maintained its ambience since it was first established in 1925.

Politics
• Former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman is the front-runner to be the next FBI Director.

• New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and a federal prosecutor are now looking into the State Senate’s stipends for vice chairs.

Entertainment
• Actor Tom Everett Scott from “13 Reasons Why” addressed the Netflix show’s controversy.

• Leonardo DiCaprio and model girlfriend Nina Agdal have called it quits after one year.

Buzzing Back

• In 1965 Pete Townshend writes “My Generation” on his 20th birthday

• In 1945 guitarist, vocalist & composer for The Who Peter Townshend is born in London, England

Opinion
• The Daily News asks the city and the NYPD to rethink how to protect Times Square from future car rampages.

• The Post says Robert Mueller is the right person to be special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation.

In the Blogs
• Green space advocates unveiled their latest renderings of the QueensWay project.

• A Maspeth hair salon is raising money for Middle Village’s Relay For Life event.

Trending in New York
#Scandal
#CryingInTheClub
Planned Parenthood
#TheBlacklist
#NSFW90sShows

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (24-14) dropped the last game of their series against the Royals, 5-1.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets (16-23) welcome the Angels to Citi Field for a three-game series. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees head to Tampa Bay to take on the Rays at 7:10 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets face Los Angeles for their second game of the series at 7:15 p.m.
• The Bombers play the Rays again at 4:10 p.m.
Sunday
• The Amazins finish their series with the Angels with a 1:15 p.m. matinee.
• The Yankees conclude their three-game set with the Rays at 1:10 p.m.

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Red Bull Music Academy Festival NY Sun May 21st 6pm Celebrating the music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, an American jazz pianist, organist, harpist, singer, composer and the wife of John Coltrane, the most influential saxophonist in the history of jazz.$30-$40 Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• Simon Baron Development is accusing partner Brent Carrier of stealing $250,000 from the ownership entity for their LIC project.

• Oak Tree Residential has secured a $46.5 million loan to close on its Brooklyn multi-family portfolio.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 20th 1-3pm  85-66 67th Avenue, Rego Park  One family brick Tudor features 3 BR, 3 full bath, finished basement, 2 car garage, new roof, move in condition.  Asking $858,000  Dave Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

OPEN HOUSE – Sun May 21st  1-3:30pm  50-24 63rd Street, Woodside  New listing!  Two family semi detached brick features 4 BR, 2 bath, private driveway.  Excellent condition! Asking $959,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Forest Hills – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 750-square-foot co-op at 68-30 Burns Street for $279,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Here are the restaurants Anthony Bourdain went to in Queens to film his episode, which he called a “wonderland” of street food.

• Gothamist lists King of Falafel in LIC and Astoria as one of the best spots for falafels.

Restaurant ABC’s – Fresh Meadows
Grade A – Romeo’s Pizzeria, 188-08 Union Turnpike – Food not cooled by approved method.
Grade B – Meo Japanese Hibachi, 185-01 Union Turnpike – Hot food not held above 140 degrees.
Grade C – Royal Caterers, 183-02 Union Turnpike – Food not cooled by approved method, Food not protected from potential contamination, Inadequate personal cleanliness, Wiping clothes soiled.

Events
Kew Gardens8:30 a.m. – Women’s Power Networking Breakfast. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd #200

Kew Gardens - 10 a.m. to Noon – Senior/55+ Job Fair.  Queens Community House, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.

Oakland Gardens10 a.m. – Councilman Barry Grodenchik to commemorate John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday. JFK Circle, 68th Ave. and 218th St.

Far RockawayNoon – Mayor Bill de Blasio and local elected officials tour newly-rebuilt Rockaway Boardwalk. Beach 32nd St. and Lemway Rd.

Astoria1:30 p.m. – First Lady Chirlane McCray to address Muslim community as part of second annual Weekend of Faith for Mental Health. Ibn Sina Community Center, 46-01 20th Ave.

Flushing - 2 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo, Holly Civic Association and DSNY welcome new garbage cans on Kissena Boulevard. Kissena Blvd. and Elder Ave.

Astoria4 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks at Queens Library Guild, Local 1321: Know Your Rights Workshop. Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway.

LIC - 5 p.m. – Councilman Van Bramer attends rally against violence at Queensbridge Houses with Build Queensbridge 696. 41st Ave. and 10th St.

Woodhaven5 to 9 p.m. – Quiet Clubbing.  Victory Field, Woodhaven Blvd & Myrtle Ave.

Forest Hills6:30 p.m. – The xx.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place

Flushing7 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers keynote address at Flushing BID’s 2nd annual gala. Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Ave.

Astoria7 p.m. – Screening of Thief (part of the Caan Film Festival). Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave

Jamaica7 to 10 p.m. – Paint Night: Wine & Cheese fundraiser.  Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.

Astoria8 p.m. – Your Alice.  Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Road
Saturday
Howard Beach10 to 11:30 a.m. – Free Prostrate Screening.  State Senator Joe Addabbo’s Office, 159-53 102nd Street
Far Rockaway11 a.m. to 1 p.m.FREE Swim Lessons.  Far Rockaway H/S, 8-21 B25th Street
AstoriaNoon – MAD Science!  Tye Dye.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
Woodhaven - Noon – Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and Woodhaven Historical Society host co-naming ceremony for Forest Park Memorial Drive. The Oak Ridge, 1 Forest Park Dr.
Middle VillageNoon to 3 p.m. – Community Park Day.  Juniper Valley Park Softball Field
AstoriaNoon – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl hold office hours for CreateNYC Cultural Plan. Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway.
Flushing - 1 p.m. – Tim Kubart & The Space Cadets.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Astoria1:30 p.m. – El Dorado (part of the Caan Film Festival).  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Sunnyside2 p.m. – John V. Daniels Post 2813 VFW Meeting. 47-53 43rd Street
Flushing2 to 3:30 p.m. – Storytime & Crafts.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
Astoria3 to 6 p.m. – End of Year Extravaganza.  Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Road
Astoria4:30 p.m. – The Rain People (part of the Caan Film Festival)  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave
Woodhaven5 p.m. – Emanuel United Church of Christ 140th Anniversary Party.  93-12 91st Avenue
Forest Hills6:30 p.m. – The xx performs.  Forest H ills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
Astoria7 p.m. – The Cinderella Story (part of the Caan Film Festival). Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave
Elmhurst8 p.m. – Dance the Night Away.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Astoria8 p.m. – Your Alice.  Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Road
Sunday
Bayside9 a.m. to Noon – Annual Antique Car Show.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
Astoria10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Astoria Spring Festival.  31st St from Ditmars Blvd to 21st Ave.
Broad Channel10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Rain Barrel Giveaway American Legion Post #1404, 209 Cross Bay Blvd..
Corona10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Little Makers: Glider Planes.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
Forest Hills11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Free “Stop n’ Swap” Community Reuse event.  Central Queens Y, 108th St btwn 68th Ave & 68th Rd.
Ridgewood - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Ridgewood Market: Sunday Brunch Bazaar.  Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Ave.
AstoriaNoon – MAD Science! Tye Dye.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave
Flushing1 p.m. – Sacred Site’s Open House.  Friends meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd.
Forest Hills2 p.m. – Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra, 106-06 Queens Blvd.
Astoria2 p.m. – Brian’s Song (part of the Caan Film Festival). Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Bayside4 p.m. – Oratorio Society of Queens.  Queensborough Performing Arts, 222-05 56th Ave.
Maspeth6 p.m. – Red Bull Music Academy Festival NY.  The Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Avenue
Astoria7 p.m. – The Killer Elite (part of the Caan Film Festival).  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave

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May 19th, 2017 at 1:03 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Car strikes pedestrians in Times Square, Trio of thieves linked to home robbery spree

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Thursday, May 18

Top Stories 
• One person was killed and 22 were injured after they were struck by a car in Times Square.

• President Trump criticized the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his campaign’s involvement with Russia.

Queens News
• A trio of thieves were linked to seven house robberies in Corona, Woodside, Forest Hills, and Jackson Heights.

• Ex-Senator Monserrate, who spent time in a federal prison, launched his bid for City Council.

• Protestors rallied outside a South Jamaica lumber yard calling on the company to clean up its property.

Subway Status 

• Main St bound 7 trains are running local from Queensboro Plaza to 74 St-Broadway due to switch problems at Queensboro Plaza,

• 6 trains are running with delays due to an earlier incident at Parkchester.

• A trains are running with delays after an earlier incident at Broad Channel.

• J trains are running with delays after an earlier incident at Myrtle Av.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-495 eastbound from Exit 17E – I-278 to Exit 32 – Little Neck Parkway

• Delays on I-278 westbound from NY 25; Queens Blvd to Morgan Ave.

• Delays on Grand Central Parkway eastbound from 102nd St to I-678 – Van Wyck EXPY.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from Union Turnpike to Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from Belt System – Southern PKWY to Exit 8 – Main St.

• Accident on I-278 westbound approaching Wythe Ave right lane blocked.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from 39th St to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Accident on I-278 westbound approaching Wythe Ave right lane blocked.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from 39th St to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

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

Sports
• The Yankees finish their three-game set with the Royals in Kansas City at 8:15 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

• Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 8 p.m.) – In the 13th season finale, the doctors’ lives are at risk after a dangerous patient escapes the hospital room.

• The Blacklist (NBC, 9 p.m.) – In Part 1 of the two-part Season 4 finale, Red faces a siege on his criminal organization as he tracks a high-end thief who’s enlisted by Mr. Kaplan for a shady assignment.

• The Blacklist (NBC, 10 p.m.) – In the conclusion of the two-part Season 4 finale, Red spins into motion a risky plan to save the task force and himself.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Royal Pains Season 8 – An unfairly discredited but brilliant diagnostic surgeon winds up working with his cheesy brother in the Hamptons as a concierge doctor to the uber-rich and ultra-elite.

Hulu: Underground Season 1 – An unflinching story of plantation slaves that band together for the fight of their lives–for their families, their future and their freedom.

Amazon Video: Hot Pursuit –  An uptight and by-the-book cop tries to protect the outgoing widow of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and gunmen.

Real Estate

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 20th 12-2pm  82-01 60th Road, Middle Village.  Detached one family home completely renovated features huge LR, FDR, modern kitchen w/ granite counters, 6 BR, 2.5 bath, renovated basement, two car garage.  Convenient to everything!  Asking $1,299,999  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun May 21st 2-4pm, 23-25 Bell Blvd #3G, Bayside.  2 BR, 2 bath. Hardwood floors, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances; ample closet space. Reserved parking. Utilities included. Onsite gym and laundry room, playground, security. Asking $429,000  Coldwell Banker Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

Local Eats of the Day

• Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices and Ice Cream
Located at 73-01 Metropolitan Ave.

Cool off with a delicious Italian ice at this popular spot.

Click here to view their menu.

Local Events 
• Glendale – 5:30 to 7 p.m. – State Senator Joseph Addabbo Mobile Office Hours.  Glendale Library, 78-60 73rd Place

• Queens Village – 6 p.m. – Democratic Organization of Queens County’s annual spring dinner. Autun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd.

• Woodhaven – 7 p.m. – Woodhaven Town Hall Meeting.  Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Ave & Woodhaven Blvd.

• Woodside – 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Assoc. Monthly Meeting.  St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 50-22 44th Street

• East Elmhurst – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting. Louis Armstrong Middle School, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

Tech Tip of the Day 
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May 18th, 2017 at 4:20 pm

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Morning Buzz: Judge denies bail for Queens man accused of sleeping with Australian minor, Queens Boulevard celebrates two years of no fatal accidents

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Thursday, May 18

Weather
• Partly cloudy with temperatures reaching 90 degrees.

Top Stories
• Former FBI Director Robert Mueller will serve as special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation.

• House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy was caught in a 2016 recording saying he believed Putin was paying Trump in. 

Chris Cornell, the frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, died unexpectedly at 52.

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Annual Antique Car Show 2017 Sun May 21st 9am-12pm Join classic car enthusiasts as we showcase vintage automobiles on the side yard of Fort Totten Castle. Call 718.352.1548 for more information. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
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Queens News
• Judge denied bail for a Queens man accused of sleeping with a 16-year-old Australian minor. 

• Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated two years without a fatality on Queens Boulevard and kicked-off the third phase of the road’s re-design.

A trio of burglars stole designer purses, jewelry and cash from multiple houses in Queens.

Politics
• A new report says any half-decent hacker could break into Trump’s private Florida golf club. 

• The state’s conservative party endorsed Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis for mayor.

Entertainment
Arrested Development will officially return to Netflix for a fifth season.

• Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon discussed his regrets over the now infamous Trump hair tasseling moment.

Buzzing Back

• In 1980 Mount St. Helens erupts

• In 1970 actress and comedian Tina Fey is born in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania

Opinion
• Former HPD commissioner Rafael Cestero, lays out his path to solving the City’s affordable housing crisis, in the NY Daily News.

• Radicals and cyclical politicians are ruining the City’s Puerto Rico Day Parade, the NY Post says.

In the Blogs
• See what the first half-mile of the QueensWay could look like with these new renderings. 

• New evacuation route signs were installed in southeast Queens this week as part of a comprehensive emergency management plan. 

Trending in New York
• Chris Cornell
• #MakeASongBoring
• Soundgarden
• #BadLiar
• #TerenceCrutcher

Scoreboard
• The Mets (16-23) lost their seventh in a row, falling to the Diamondbacks 5-4.

• the Yankees (24-13) beat the Royals 11-7. They finish their three-game set with the Royals in Kansas City at 8:15 p.m.

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Community Park Day Sat May 20th 12-3pm Presented by Elizabeth Crowley & Maspeth Town Hall. Fun for the whole family! Inflatable rides, face painting, photo booth, refreshments. Juniper Valley Park Softball Field, Middle Village
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Real Estate
• Curbed has a comprehensive guide on applying for affordable housing in New York City.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 20th 12-2pm  90-50 Union Turnpike, Unit #1-M, Glendale.  Rare co-op in the Forest View Crescent Building features 3 bedrooms,  1.5 bath and includes parking! Terrace faces the park for a great view.  Pet friendly – near all bus transportation and shopping.  Asking $429,000  Coldwell Banker Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 20th 12-2pm  82-01 60th Road, Middle Village.  Detached one family home completely renovated features huge LR, FDR, modern kitchen w/ granite counters, 6 BR, 2.5 bath, renovated basement, two car garage.  Convenient to everything!  Asking $1,299,999  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

• Sold – Jamaica – A seven-bedroom, five-bathroom home on 122nd Avenue for $749,000. Zillow.

Style & Fashion
• Everyone is talking about rompers for men these days.

• Clothing retailed Rue21 filed for bankruptcy this week.

Events
Elmhurst – 10 a.m. – Underserved high school students from around the nation participate in unique experiential aviation mentor program. Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology, 86-01 23 Ave.

Douglaston – 11 a.m. – NYC Parks celebrates improvements to Joseph B. Hellman Overlook. 235 Street and Douglaston Parkway.

Flushing – 12:30 p.m. – Assemblymembers Ron Kim and Yuh-Line Niou join Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie in announcing the formation of the Asian American Caucus. Flushing Town Hall, the Garden, 137-35 Northern Boulevard.

Flushing – 2:30 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo and DOT announce downtown Flushing bike workshop. Council Member Peter Koo’s District Office, 135-27 38 Ave., Suite 388

Flushing – 1 p.m. – Senator Tony Avella and Broadway-Flushing residents demand DOB release controversial floor plans for Flushing home. 33-05 157th St.

Beechhurst – 2:15 p.m. – Senator Tony Avella to call DOT for making an already dangerous service road even more hazardous. Intersection of 14th Road and Utopia Parkway (Near Little Bay Dog Run).

Glendale – 5:30 to 7 p.m. – State Senator Joseph Addabbo Mobile Office Hours.  Glendale Library, 78-60 73rd Place

Queens Village – 6 p.m. – Democratic Organization of Queens County’s annual spring dinner. Autun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd.

Woodhaven – 7 p.m. – Woodhaven Town Hall Meeting.  Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Ave & Woodhaven Blvd.

Woodside – 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Assoc. Monthly Meeting.  St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 50-22 44th Street

East Elmhurst – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting. Louis Armstrong Middle School, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

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Afternoon Buzz: Chelsea Manning officially released from military prison, QueensWay supporters publish new renderings of potential park

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Wednesday, May 17

Top Stories 
Chelsea Manning was released from military prison after serving seven years for leaking classified documents.

• Dozens of members of the notorious MS-13 gang were nabbed in Los Angeles raids.

Queens News
• The girlfriend of a slain Queens parolee remembered him as a kind-hearted family man.

• Supporters of the QueensWay released new renderings of what the park would look like in Forest Hills and Glendale.

• The ex-con accused of killing Det. Brian Moore in 2015 can’t remember the shooting because he had a seizure, his lawyer says.

Subway Status 
• Due to switch problems at Astoria-Ditmars Blvd, N and W trains are running with delays in both directions.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-495 eastbound 48th Street; Ramp (New York) to Exit 31 – Cross Island Parkway (New York).

• Delays on I-678 southbound 69th Road; Ramp (New York) to Exit 4 – Liberty Avenue (New York).

• Accident on Grand Central Parkway eastbound ramp from Exit 19 – 188th Street (New York) 1 lane blocked.

• Delays on I-678 northbound Rockaway Boulevard (New York) to Exit 8 – Main Street (New York).

• Delays on I-278 westbound Wythe Avenue (New York) to Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expressway Exit (New York).

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

Sports
• The Mets  wrap up the series at Arizona with first pitch at 3:40 p.m.

• The Yankees continue their three-game set with the Royals at 8:15 p.m.

NBA Playoffs
• The Celtics host the Cavaliers. Game starts at 8:30 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

Blindspot (NBC, 8 p.m.) – In the second-season finale, the FBI copes with a tragedy. Meanwhile, Weller is at the center of a surprising event; and Jane faces an uncertain future.

The 100 (CW, 9 p.m.) – Jaha and Kane disagree about how to handle their grim reality. Meanwhile, Clarke leads a group to save a friend.

• Chicago P.D. (NBC, 10 p.m.) – Lindsay’s mother is a suspect in the murder of her boyfriend; and the case opens up when a group of high-school students OD, and the drugs in question relate back to the situation with Bunny.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Elmhurst – Newly renovated 2 family brick w/ full finished basement, 2 car detached garage, Central A/C, updated electric.  Security cameras, new windows/roof.  Asking $1,190,000  O’KaneRealty  718-779-1111

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Apartment has 2 BRs, LR, DR, EIK w/ brand new counter, 1 bath, hardwood flooring throughout.  Heat/Hot Water  included.  Close to buses and shops.  Asking $1900/month  Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

Local Eats of the Day

 Fame Diner
Located at 69-67 Grand Ave.

Enjoy their Italian meatball sub, made with garlic marinara, fresh mozzarella and Parmesan fries. Served with French fries or small salad, coleslaw and pickle for $12.

Click here to view their menu and place an order.

Local Events 
• Ozone Park – 4:30 to 7 p.m. – Health & Wellness Fair.  PS 65, 103-22 99th St.

• Middle Village – 6:30 p.m. – Middle Village Prep to holds parent forum to discuss Brooklyn Diocese lawsuit. 68-02 Metropolitan Ave. Door #4.

• South Ozone Park – 7:30 p.m. – Queens Public Transit Committee hosts town hall meeting with mayoral candidate Paul Massey. Knights of Columbus Hall, 135-45 Lefferts Blvd.

• Jamaica - 9 p.m. – Gangster Squad: Classic Hits Tribute.  Resorts World Casino NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Tech Tip of the Day 
• Restore Tab: If you accidently close a tab, you can restore it by pressing CTRL + Shift + T (PC) or CMD + Shift + T (Mac).

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May 18th, 2017 at 11:57 am

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Morning Buzz: Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation, Baruch fraternity members plead guilty

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Wednesday, May 17

Weather
• Sunny and humid with a high of 87.

Top Stories
• Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to shut down a federal investigation into Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia, according to a memo.

• Israel was the source of classified information that Trump shared with Russian officials last week.

• Search crews found debris while hunting for a small plane carrying three New York City residents that vanished near the Bahamas.

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The xx   Fri May 19th & Sat May 20th 6:30pm A Mercury Prize-winning trio formed in 2005 in London, United Kingdom $45-$75 Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills
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Queens News
• Four former Baruch College fraternity members from Queens pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for their role in the hazing death of a freshman.

• The founder of the Long Island City Academy of Music was busted for sex trafficking minors as young as 8 years old.

• Springfield Gardens High School is set to receive a new athletic field thanks to a $250,000 grant.

Politics
• IDC leader Jeff Klein is defending the passing of lulus for vice chairs, while Stewart-Cousins calls for an investigation.

• Former State Senator Hiram Monserrate is seeking a political comeback by challenging his former chief of staff for City Council.

Entertainment
“Roseanne” is returning with a revival on ABC, while “Scandal” announced it will end after Season 7.

• Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars in 2018.

Buzzing Back

• In 2012 Donna Summer, queen of disco, dies

• In 1962 actor, writer and comedian Craig Ferguson is born in Glasgow, Scotland

Opinion
• The Daily News says Congress must hold Trump accountable by subpoenaing Jim Comey’s memos, which may implicate the president.

• The Post says Trump’s lack of control over his public communication is putting his presidency at risk.

In the Blogs
• A Maspeth man is wanted in connection to a room for rent scheme targeting Polish speakers.

• Middle Village Prep is hosting a parents forum tonight to address questions about the Brooklyn Diocese lawsuit.

Trending in New York
Lonzo Ball
#AgentsofSHIELD
The Nets
Joel Embiid
#ComeyMemo

Scoreboard
• The Mets (16-22) fell to the Diamondbacks, 5-4. They wrap up the series at Arizona with first pitch at 3:40 p.m.

• The Yankees (23-13) topped the Royals, 7-1. The Bombers continue their three-game set with the Royals at 8:15 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Ridgewood Market: Sunday Brunch Bazaar Sun May 21st 11am-5pm Our first Sunday brunch market of the year! Join us! Kids! Dates! All welcome! Bring friends! Free Entry! Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Avenue, Ridgewood
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Real Estate
• The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a Chinese developer’s plans to convert Flushing’s RKO Theater into luxury condos.

• For Sale – Jamaica – House has 3 large bedrooms, LR w/ fireplace, full dining room, 1.5 bath, large enclosed porch.  Huge basement w/ full bath, built in bar, summer kitchen, large entertaining area. Asking $979,000 O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Apartment has 2 BRs, LR, DR, EIK w/ brand new counter, 1 bath, hardwood flooring throughout.  Heat/Hot Water  included.  Close to buses and shops.  Asking $1900/month  Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

• Sold – LIC – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,000-square-foot house at 14-01 26th Avenue for $1.1 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Ford Motor Company is planning to cut about 10 percent of its global workforce to increase its stock price.

• Teen clothing retailer Rue 21 has filed for bankruptcy, but will continue operating its 1,179 stores across the country.

Events
Flushing – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 2017. Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.

Elmhurst – 1 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio tours safety improvements on Queens Boulevard and makes Vision Zero announcement. Woodhaven Blvd. and Hoffman Dr.

Corona – 2 to 5 p.m. – Spring Film Series: Some Like It Hot.  Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Ozone Park – 4:30 to 7 p.m. – Health & Wellness Fair.  PS 65, 103-22 99th St.

Middle Village – 6:30 p.m. – Middle Village Prep to holds parent forum to discuss Brooklyn Diocese lawsuit. 68-02 Metropolitan Ave. Door #4.

South Ozone Park – 7:30 p.m. – Queens Public Transit Committee hosts town hall meeting with mayoral candidate Paul Massey. Knights of Columbus Hall, 135-45 Lefferts Blvd.

Jamaica - 9 p.m. – Gangster Squad: Classic Hits Tribute.  Resorts World Casino NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

May 18th, 2017 at 11:51 am

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