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Thursday, February 7

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey proposed a “Green New Deal” to counter climate change.

• Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker said he will not appear before Congress on Friday without assurances that he won’t be subpoenaed.

• Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who became the first black manager in Major League Baseball, died at the age of 83.

IN QUEENS
• State Senator Michael Gianaris said Governor Cuomo should scrap and renegotiate the Amazon deal.

• A man may face up to seven years in jail after beating a small dog with a metal rod.

• Several pre-K locations will offer Spanish dual language programs as part of an initiative announced by the city.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Metropolitan Av-bound M trains are delayed while crews correct a signal problem at Myrtle/Wyckoff Avs.

• Southbound 6 trains are running express from Hunts Point Av to 3 Av-138 St while the NYPD completes an investigation at 3 Av-138 St.

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

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

• 39 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.

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Nets (29-27) edged the Nuggets, 135-130.

• The Rangers (23-22-8) topped the Bruins, 4-3.

• The Islanders (30-16-6) are in New Jersey to take on the Devils. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• His short-term future is up in the air, but in the long term the Knicks are high on Anthony Davis’ list.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Bill Cosby has been moved to a general population unit as he serves three to 10 years in prison for sexual assault.

• Woody Allen filed a $68 million suit against Amazon, alleging the studio has broken a four-film deal.

• Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson revealed that he was the first choice to host the 2019 Oscars.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8PM) – Penny tries to seduce an abstaining Leonard to ruin his “donation” for her ex-boyfriend, Zack, and his wife, Marissa.

• A Million Little Things (ABC, 9PM) – On the eve of the new restaurant opening, Delilah tracks down a handsome expert to help with the last-minute details. Meanwhile, Regina struggles with her overbearing mother who causes friction by bringing up disturbing details of her past.

• S.W.A.T. (CBS, 10PM) – Hondo reunites with an old flame, FBI Special Agent Elle Trask, when the SWAT team works with the FBI to bring in a separatist group with weapons-grade plutonium.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Final Destination – After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.

• HULU: Escape from Alcatraz – Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Last of the Mohicans – Three trappers protect the daughters of a British Colonel in the midst of the French and Indian War.

TECHNOLOGY
• Apple released an update to fix a security flaw in the Group FaceTime feature.

• Chrome is testing a dark mode for Windows 10 and macOS.

• Instagram and Facebook announced that they will start censoring ‘graphic images’ of self-harm.

#TRENDINGNY
• #SOTU

• #TheMaskedSinger

• #RHONJ

• #BustDownBarbiana

• Chris Brown

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Middle Village – One Family Solid Brick Home Features A Large Living Room, Dining Room, Modern Kitchen, King Size Master Bedroom, Finished Basement, Lovely Yard Patio, And Garage! Located Off Eliot Avenue And Convenient To Shopping, Transportation, Schools And Park! Asking $699,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Howard Beach – 1 Family split home features include: Move-In Condition, Beautiful, unique layout, Finished basement, Front porch, Nice landscaping, Fully fenced and private backyard, Walk-up attic, 1 Car garage & full size private driveway. Asking $748,000.Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• LIC – 6 to 9 p.m. – Pups & Pints Fundraiser. LIC Bar, 45-48 Vernon Blvd.

• Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 2 Monthly Meeting.  Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.

• Queens Village – 6:30 p.m. – Councilman I. Daneek Miller Discretionary Funding Workshop. C.W. Mixon Center, 112-50 Springfield  Blvd.

• Floral Park – 7:30 p.m. – Queens Village Republican Club Meeting. Flavor of India, 259-17 Hillside Ave.

• Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – A Heart’s Desire – Wine pairing with chocolates and cheese. The Wine Room, 96-09 69th Ave.

• Little Neck – 7 to 9 p.m. – Sip, Dip & Paint: A Valentine’s Day Fundraiser for our Animals. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.

 Rego Park – 7 to 9 p.m. – Adult Paint & Sip: Winter Night. La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.

• Maspeth – 7 p.m. – Queens Council on the Arts 2019 Gala. Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.

• Elmhurst – 7 to 11:30 p.m. – Chris Cornell Musical Legacy. Blackthorn 51, 80-12 51st Ave.

 LIC – 8 p.m. – A performance of Queen. Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Rd.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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February 7th, 2019 at 3:59 pm

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Thursday, February 7

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 45 degrees.

Top Stories
• Cindy McCain, the wife of the late John McCain, reported a case of human trafficking at an airport because she saw a child and adult of different ethnicities

• A top DEA agent who hunted El Chapo says Sean Penn should be in jail for interviewing the drug kingpin just as the feds were closing in on him.

• The Commonwealth of Virginia has been thrown into a state of chaos over recent blackface and sexual assault scandals.

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Sip, Dip & Paint  Thurs Feb 7th  7-9pm Valentine’s Day Fundraiser for our Animal Ambassadors.  A canvas to paint – a drink to sip! Adult only. $10 Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Little Neck
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Queens News
• A top police union blasted the NYPD for allegedly hiding the MS-13 gang member suspected in the weekend murder on the 7 train.

• Two members of a Queens-based drug crew called “Black Rain” were arrested for their connection to a 1992 murder in South Ozone Park.

• The mayor’s controversial waterfront streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn took a step forward yesterday with the hiring of a new consultant.

Politics
• The candidates in last night’s public advocate debate spent much of their two hours criticizing the deal to bring Amazon to Queens.

• Meanwhile, Councilman Jumaane Williams was attacked for his controversial view on marriage equality and abortion at last night public advocate’s debate.

Entertainment
• The Post says Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon have been silent on the issues in Virignia because of their own uncomfortable past with blackface.

• Former “Fixer Upper” star Joanna Gaines has just penned her first children’s book.

Buzzing Back

• In 1964, The Beatles arrive in New York.

• In 1965, comedian Chris Rock is born in Andrews, South Carolina. He created and narrated this TV series, which was based on his youth.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star mourns the loss of neighborhood mainstay Enid’s.

• A business owner on Long Island explains in the Queens Ledger how congestion pricing will help his lighting business.

In the Blogs
• At next week’s Community Board 5 meeting, members will discuss a proposal to build a daycare near a potential homeless shelter in Glendale.

• Congresswoman Grace Meng invited the first DREAMer Rhodes Scholar to this week’s State of the Union speech.

Trending in New York
• Kevin Durant
• #TheMaskedSinger
 Harrison Barnes
• Kim Petras
• #WasMyFirstMistake

Scoreboard
• The Nets (29-27) edged the Nuggets, 135-130.

• The Rangers (23-22-8) topped the Bruins, 4-3.

• The Islanders (30-16-6) are in New Jersey to take on the Devils. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• His short-term future is up in the air, but in the long term the Knicks are high on Anthony Davis’ list.

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

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Chris Cornell Musical Legacy  Thurs Feb 7th 7-11:30pm A Live Tribute Concert. Blackthorn 51, 80-12 51st Avenue, Elmhurst
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Real Estate
• A real estate expert based in Forest Hills explains the easiest ways to leave real estate to you children when you pass away.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 9th 12-2pm 61-01 78th Street, Middle Village – One family with 3 BRs w/ Queen sized Master, full bath. Detached garage, walk up attic storage, private yard. $849,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444 

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 9th 12-1:30pm. 83-20 98th Street, Unit #2F, Rego Park – Sunny 1 BR co-op in good condition.  24 hr laundry room, storage, private backyard.  Close to all.  Asking $445,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – Three-bedroom, one-bath, 1,260-square-foot single-family home at 117-35 227th Street in Cambria Heights for $512,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s the best pop-ups and parties for New York Fashion Week 2019.

• And Page Six Style goes back to the 2000’s to see Fashion Week looked like almost 20 years ago.

Events
• Flushing – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Plant Sale. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.

• Corona – 11:30 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz attendsd groundbreaking ceremony. Make the Road New York Community Center, 104-19 Roosevelt Ave.

• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Congressman Joseph Crowley donates his congressional papers. Queens College, Rosenthal Library, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• Whitestone – 1:30 p.m. – Elected officials discuss inequities in state education budget. Queens Library, 151-10 14th Rd.

• LIC – 6 to 9 p.m. – Pups & Pints Fundraiser. LIC Bar, 45-48 Vernon Blvd.

• Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 2 Monthly Meeting.  Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.

• Queens Village – 6:30 p.m. – Councilman I. Daneek Miller Discretionary Funding Workshop. C.W. Mixon Center, 112-50 Springfield  Blvd.

• Floral Park – 7:30 p.m. – Queens Village Republican Club Meeting. Flavor of India, 259-17 Hillside Ave.

• Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – A Heart’s Desire – Wine pairing with chocolates and cheese. The Wine Room, 96-09 69th Ave.

• Little Neck – 7 to 9 p.m. – Sip, Dip & Paint: A Valentine’s Day Fundraiser for our Animals. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.

 Rego Park – 7 to 9 p.m. – Adult Paint & Sip: Winter Night. La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.

• Maspeth – 7 p.m. – Queens Council on the Arts 2019 Gala. Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.

• Elmhurst – 7 to 11:30 p.m. – Chris Cornell Musical Legacy. Blackthorn 51, 80-12 51st Ave.

 LIC – 8 p.m. – A performance of Queen. Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Rd.

Written by QTadmin

February 7th, 2019 at 12:50 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Virginia Attorney General says he dressed in blackface, Woman dies after being struck by car

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Wednesday, February 6

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring said he dressed in blackface during college.

• Commuters experienced extensive delays while traveling on the Lincoln Tunnel due to an overturned tractor trailer.

• Police are searching for three suspects after a teen was slashed near a school complex in Chelsea, Manhattan.

IN QUEENS
• An elderly woman died from her injuries after she and her husband were struck by a car in Little Neck.

• A man was rescued after he apparently jumped off the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.

• President Trump’s childhood home has been listed for $2.9 million after a brief period as a rental property on Airbnb.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Southbound 4 and 5 trains are running local from Grand Central-42 St to 14 St-Union Sq or Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall because someone requires medical assistance at Grand Central-42 St. Expect delays in 4, 5 and 6 train service.

• Northbound F trains are delayed because of a signal problem at East Broadway.

• Jamaica-bound J trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Norwood Av.

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

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

• 39 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.

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Islanders (30-16) fell to the Boston Bruins, 3-1.

• The Knicks (10-43) were defeated by the Detroit Pistons, 105-92.

• The Nets host the Denver Nuggets tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (22-22) take on the Bruins at 8 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Ariana Grande is reportedly dropping out of the Grammys after a disagreement with producers over artistic control.

• Jennifer Lawrence is engaged to boyfriend Cooke Maroney.

• Check out the first official photos from Game of Thrones season 8.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – Amidst preparations for their upcoming wedding, Sierra and Tom receive an unsettling message, which forces “The Midnight Club” to reunite. Meanwhile, Veronica and Reggie take drastic measures to clean up a mess they created.

• Chicago Med (NBC, 8PM) – Dr. Halstead withholds some important information from Dr. Manning and she begins to question his suspect behavior.

• Criminal Minds (CBS, 10PM) – In the Season 14 finale, wedding bells are ringing as Rossi prepares to marry Krystall. But first, the BAU team travels to Los Angeles to investigate a series of fatal shootings in broad daylight following car accidents.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Billy Elliot – A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

• HULU: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world’s most unusual candy maker.

• AMAZON PRIME: Wayne’s World – Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.

TECHNOLOGY
• Instacart is facing another class-action lawsuit in regards to the way it pays its independent contractors.

• An investigation by Consumer Reports found that electric scooters caused 1,545 injuries in the U.S. since late 2017.

• Spotify acquired podcast networks Gimlet Media and Anchor.

#TRENDINGNY
• #SOTU

• #StateOfTheUnion

• State of the Union

• Nancy Pelosi

• President

REAL ESTATE
• For Sale – Richmond Hill – Two-Story Mixed-use Corner Building w/ 3 Stores & 2 Apartments. 1 Block to 111 St J train. Asking $1,888,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Middle Village – Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen AndSpacious Patio! Upstairs Two Generous Bedrooms, Office Room, And Full Bath. Pretty Quiet Block Convenient To Shopping And Transportation Including Express Buses To Manhattan And Subway! Ready To Move In, Utilities Included. Asking $2,300/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

LOCAL EVENTS
• Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer will host Trailblazers program and award ceremony in honor of African American History Month. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Monthly Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Kew Gardens Hills – 7:30 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz attends the Jewish Link and Bukharian Link networking event. Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, 70-11 150th St.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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February 6th, 2019 at 3:51 pm

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Wednesday, February 6

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 45 degrees.

Top Stories
• If you missed Trump’s State of the Union address, takeaways include a call for unity, a double-down on pulling troops out of the Middle East and the Democratic women of Congress wearing “Suffragette White.”

• The $2.7 billion plan for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector is expected to roll on following the city’s Economic Development Corp. meeting this morning.

• North Korea is moving its nuclear and ballistic weapons to hide them from potential US military strikes.

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Monthly Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong  Wed Feb 6th 7pm  A fun way to hone your skills and jam with your peers.  All are welcome!  $10  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• A Rikers inmate retaliated against his mom, who refused to bail him out, by reporting phony crimes and having police visit her home dozens of times.

• State officials said construction is complete on the Lefferts Boulevard bridge over the Belt Parkway near JFK Airport.

• The mayor thinks the Amazon HQ2 plan will prevail as the city needs tech.

Politics
• The city’s Department of Health has barred restaurants and bars from selling food or drinks containing CBD.

• Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia will serve as the interim head of NYCHA.

Entertainment
• “Scrubs” actor Sam Lloyd, who recently welcomed a son with his wife, is battling cancer and needs financial help.

• Kristoff St. John’s final episode of “The Young and the Restless” will air today.

Buzzing Back

• In 1993 Tennis great  Arthur Ashe dies of AIDS at age 49.

• In 1895 baseball player Babe Ruth is born in Baltimore, MD.  He played for the New York Yankees from 1920 to 1934 after the Boston Red Sox traded him in exchange for cash.

Opinion
• The Post took a stand against preservationists who don’t want to temporarily disrupt the Brooklyn Heights Promenade in order to repair the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

• The Washington Post argued it’s more vital than ever that Congress check the president’s actions.

In the Blogs
• Enter this Lunar New Year photo contest and your photo might be featured at Queens Borough Hall’s Lunar New Year Celebration on February 27.

• Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez invited a Queens activist who confronted Senator Jeff Flake to the State of the Union.

Trending in New York
• Tobias Harris
• Sixers
• #WednesdayWisdom
• Lincoln Tunnel
• #HopeOnTheStreet

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (30-16) fell to the Boston Bruins, 3-1.

• The Knicks (10-43) were defeated by the Detroit Pistons, 105-92.

• The Nets host the Denver Nuggets tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (22-22) take on the Bruins at 8 p.m.

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

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See It Big!  Costumes by Edith Head  Now till Mar 10th Edith Head was more than Hollywood’s in-demand costume designer, she is one of the most important figures to ever work in the studio system. Experience some of her most memorable looks in this series of great films.  Click here for schedule. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Trump’s childhood home in Jamaica Estates is up for sale.

• For Sale – Kew Gardens – 1 BR co-op in pre-war building offers EIK, high ceilings, quiet setting, close to Forest Park, dining, shopping & transportation.  Asking $225,000. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• For Sale – Richmond Hill – One family home offers 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, modern kitchen, LR/DR combo, porch, yard, semi finished basement.  Asking $725,000. Pirillo Realty, Inc.  718-418-9500

• Sold – Jamaica – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 650-square-foot condo at 8375 117th St. for $379,000. Zillow

Business News
• Insiders reveal why they believe former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz would want to run for president.

• Investors are losing patience with Netflix’s extraordinary cash flow burn of $13 billion since 2011.

Events
• Woodhaven - All Day Event – Valentine’s for Veterans.  Assemblyman Mike Miller’s office, 83-91 Woodhaven Blvd.

• Flushing – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Plant Sale.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street

• Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer will host Trailblazers program and award ceremony in honor of African American History Month. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Monthly Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Kew Gardens Hills – 7:30 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz attends the Jewish Link and Bukharian Link networking event. Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, 70-11 150th St.

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February 6th, 2019 at 1:06 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Trump to deliver State of the Union address tonight, Two suspects wanted in connection to fatal shooting

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Tuesday, February 5

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• President Trump is expected to call for more bipartisan cooperation in his State of the Union address tonight.

• Pope Francis has for the first time publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns.

• Federal prosecutors in New York subpoenaed President Trump’s inaugural committee for documents related to donors, vendors and finances.

IN QUEENS
• Police are searching for two additional suspects in connection to the fatal shooting of a man on a subway platform.

• Police released footage of a robber shooting a deli worker in Jamaica.

• A man is facing up to 25 years in prison for allegedly attempting to kidnap a girl in Ridgewood.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Southbound B and C train service has resumed with delays after a train’s brakes were activated at 145 St.

• L and J train service is resuming in both directions after determining the source of fuel smells near Graham Av. State DEC and FDNY crews determined it to be safe, but lingering smells may be present at stations in that area. It is estimated to dissipate as trains resume operating in the area.

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.

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

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

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Rangers (22-22-8) fell to the LA Kings, 4-3.

• The Brooklyn Nets (28-27) lost to the Milwaukee Bucks, 113-94.

• The Islanders (30-15-6) will take on the Bruins in Boston tonight at 7p.m..

• The Knicks (10-42) host the the Detroit Pistons tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (16-6) has its hands full on the road against tenth-ranked Marquette. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Liam Neeson tried to make amends for a recent eyebrow-raising interview during which he described a “primal urge” to kill a black man in an act of revenge.

• ‘Modern Family’ has been renewed for an eleventh and final season at ABC.

• Chris Pratt revealed that he was nervous to ask Arnold Schwarzenegger’s permission to marry his daughter Katherine.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Flash (CW, 8PM) – Barry and Ralph must go undercover as criminals in an illegal black market to stop Cicada. But once inside, Barry and Ralph find their morality tested as they slip deeper into the criminal world.

• Rosewell, New Mexico (CW,9PM) – Max is conflicted when a town-wide power outage leaves hospital patients in need of help. Meanwhile, Liz turns to Kyle after learning details about the night Rosa died.

• Project Blue Book (HIST,10PM) – Quinn and Hynek follow clues that lead them to a secret group who have witnessed strange lights.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Hairspray – Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

• HULU: The Bourne Ultimatum – Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless C.I.A. official and his Agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.

• AMAZON PRIME: Terminator 2: Judgement Day – A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.

TECHNOLOGY
• Facebook announced that the new “unsend” option is currently rolling out to the Messenger app on Android and iOS.

• Google Chrome can now tell you if your passwords were hacked.

• There are currently over 66 million smart speaker units being utilized in the United States.

#TRENDINGNY
• #TheBachelor

• Super Bowl

• Liam Neeson

• #YearOfThePig

• Adam Levine

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Glendale – Mint 2 Family 3 bedrooms over 2 full fin. bsmt, box rooms, wood floors, private yard. Located near all. Asking $829,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• For Sale – Maspeth – Solid Brick Ranch Style Home In The Heart Of Middle Village Near Juniper Park! Generous Living Room, 2 Bedrooms Including Queen Master Bedroom, Plus Completely Finished Basement! All On One Floor, With Parking Spot & Yard! Asking $599,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

LOCAL EVENTS
• Astoria – 7:00 p.m. – When You Read This Book Launch. The Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st St.

• Corona - 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 4 Monthly Meeting. VFW Post #150, 51-11 108th St.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

Do you want to keep up with the latest news and events in Queens?

Check out our website and follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for more news updates.

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February 5th, 2019 at 4:21 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by the Queens Chamber of Commerce.

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Tuesday, February 5
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Lunar New Year. Meters are still in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 56 degrees.

Top Stories
• General Motors, the largest American automaker, is the latest company to lay off employees, cutting 4,000 workers in its latest round of restructuring.

• Federal prosecutors ordered the Trump Inaugural Committee to hand overdocuments about donors, finances and activities in their ongoing investigation.

• A boy named Joshua Trump, who has been bullied over his last name, is among President Donald Trump’s guests at tonight’s State of the Union.

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Bollywood Carnival 2019 Gala  Thurs Feb 7th  7-10pm A fun and festive fundraising celebration of our borough’s artistic community.   Tickets  Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth
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Queens News
• MS-13 gang member has been arrested as the second suspect in a fatal shooting on the 7 train platform over the weekend.

• A Queens woman was slashed in the face by a man harassing her, who then robbed her.

• MS-13 gang graffiti was found scrawled outside a Queens councilman’s office.

Politics
• Congressman Dan Crenshaw tried to go after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and was eviscerated on Twitter for it.

• Here is a round-up of all of the politicians demanding Virginia Governor Ralph Northam resign after blackface photos surfaced.

Entertainment
• Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage, who was arrested by ICE for overstaying his visa, was not the original target of the arrest.

 Amazon’s “Lorena” and CBS’s “The Twilight Zone” reboot are among the top shows set to take over your TV this winter.

Buzzing Back

• In 1962, Ringo Starr appeared live with The Beatles for the first time when he filled in for an ailing Pete Best.

• In 1987, actor Darren Criss is born in San Francisco. In 2018 he played killer Andrew Cunanan in this made-for-TV mini-series.

Opinion
• The Times says blackface is just the beginning, questioning how much racism is too much when it comes to American politicians in a still-segregated society.

• The Post says the Pope’s visit to Abu Dhabi on Monday is a sign of UAE leadership’s enlightened attitude and how it filtered down to Emirates.

In the Blogs
• Queens Blvd. restaurant Natural Tofu permanently closes after a water main incident, while owners face a wages lawsuit by a former employee.

• Here’s what you can expect in Astoria as the new round of N/Q stations are set to close for renovations.

Trending in New York
• Lori Harvey
• Joshua Trump
• #BTSxsGrammy
• #TuesdayMotivation
• #RIPScrewAttack

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (22-22-8) fell to the LA Kings, 4-3.

• The Brooklyn Nets (28-27) lost to the Milwaukee Bucks, 113-94.

• The Islanders (30-15-6) will take on the Bruins in Boston tonight at 7 p.m..

• The Knicks (10-42) host the the Detroit Pistons tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (16-6) has its hands full on the road against tenth-ranked Marquette. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

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

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Q.E.D. presents Judy Gold  Fri Feb 8th 7:30-9pm  Stand up comedian you may know from HBO, Comedy Central and LOGO.  $15  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• State Senator Michael Gianaris, a vocal critic of Amazon’s LIC project, has been appointed to a board that could veto the project.

• For Sale – Middle Village North – Semi detached 2 family brick steps to Park.  Mint condition, 2 pvt driveways, garage, yard, finished basement w/ full bath and enclosed steam room, large terrace, close to PS 128. Asking $1,080,000. Lou Pastorini @ Coldwell Banker Phillips. 718-326-3900 ext 111

• For Rent - Glendale - 2 BR apt for rent features LR/DR combo, EIK w/ ceramic tiles & new appliances, hardwood flooring.  Heat/Water included. Close to all.  Asking $1.950/month. ID # 1334991 Carollo Realty 718-366-6636

• Sold – Jamaica Estates – A 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 5,050-square-foot Tudor-style home at 85-12 Wicklow Place sold for $1.08 million. Realtor.

Technology
• An artist at Sundance is using participant’s bodies to drive Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technologies further in their installations.

• Popular messaging app WhatsApp has been upgraded to have the ability to be locked using Face ID and Touch ID technologies.

Events
• Flushing - All Day Event – Traditional Chinese Paper Cutting exhibition. International Buddhist Progress Society, 154-37 Barclay Ave.

• Long Island City – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Mid-Winter Adventures, rock-climbing class for kids ages 5-12. Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge, 23-10 41st Ave.

• Flushing – 10 a.m. – Chinese New Year Celebration. International Buddhist Progress Society, 154-37 Barclay Ave.

• Flushing – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Plant Sale. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.

• Jamaica – Noon – The Blessing Ceremony Lion Dance. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

• Jackson Heights – Borough President Melinda Katz attends annual Losar Ceremony. United Sherpa Association, 41-01 75th Str.

• Astoria – 7:00 p.m. – When You Read This Book Launch. The Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st St.

• Corona - 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 4 Monthly Meeting. VFW Post #150, 51-11 108th St.

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February 5th, 2019 at 1:01 pm

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Monday, February 4

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is facing mounting pressure to resign over a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page.

• NYC parks officials are warning parkgoers to stay off the ice.

• A suspect was shot and a police officer was seriously injured after a confrontation in the Bronx.

IN QUEENS
• A gunman, who is a known MS-13 member, is in custody for fatally shooting a man on a subway platform in Jackson Heights.

• The family of a pregnant real estate agent who was stabbed to death called for justice.

• Police arrested a man who escaped from custody last week while handcuffed.

SUBWAY STATUS
• 2 and 5 trains are delayed in both directions while crews correct a signal problem at E 180 St.

• 8 Av-bound L trains are delayed while crews correct a signal problem at Bedford Av.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII, 13-3, for their sixth overall title. Julian Edelman took home MVP honors.

• The Knicks (10-42) fell to the Memphis Grizzlies, 96-84.

• The Nets (28-26) host the Milwaukee Bucks at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (22-22-7) welcome the Los Angeles Kings to MSG at 7 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• “The Young and Restless” star Kristoff St. John was found dead in his home at the age of 52.

• Liam Neeson is facing backlash after he said he once sought revenge for a loved one’s rape by searching for a black person to kill.

• Check out all the movie trailers that aired during last night’s Super Bowl.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Passage (FOX, 9PM) – In an attempt to protect Amy, Wolgast convinces Sykes and Lear to let them outside of the facility for exercise.

• Manifest (NBC, 10PM) – When Saanvi goes missing, Ben suspects a fanatical group who have become obsessed with the passengers from Flight 828.

• The Good Doctor (ABC, 10PM) – Dr. Andrews tries to convince a grieving family to donate their daughter’s face to another girl whose face was horribly disfigured in an accident.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Jaws – When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach resort, it’s up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

• HULU: Space Jam – In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Matrix – A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

TECHNOLOGY
• Microsoft’s Xbox Live is coming to the Nintendo Switch, iOS,  and Android.

• Samsung’s Galaxy S10 will be one of the first smartphones to support the faster Wi-Fi speeds offered by Wi-Fi 6.

• Google is releasing two new apps to help deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

#TRENDINGNY
• Super Bowl

• Tom Brady

• #SuperBowlLlll

• #SuperBowl53

• #SuperBowl2019

REAL ESTATE

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Sunny Spacious Five Room Apartment. Eat In Kitchen, Modern Bath. Great Location Walk To Shopping And Subway. Asking $2,200/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Queens Village – Fully Renovated Single Family House With 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Sized Bathrooms, 2 Half Sized Bathrooms, Central Heating/Cooling, Separate Designed Kitchen That Includes White Marble Floor, Cabinetry, Stainless Steel Stove And Oven, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Dryer, Microwave And Granite White Marble Countertops, Extended Front Yard, Private Driveway And Two Car Garage. Asking $929,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

LOCAL EVENTS
• Jamaica – 5:30 p.m. – Acting Public Advocate Corey Johnson and City Council members host five-borough bus survey. Jamaica Center, Parsons Blvd. and Archer Ave.

 Kew Gardens – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – New Ideas to New Venture. Queens Borough Hall, Room G10, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Astoria – 8:30 p.m. – Dear Diary. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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February 4th, 2019 at 3:50 pm

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Monday, February 4

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 46 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Justice Department will probe a Brooklyn jail that lost heat and electricity, which prompted numerous protests.

• Virginia’s governor has resisted calls to resign and denied that he’s in the racist photos in his yearbook page.

• The Super Bowl halftime show received poor reviews from critics and on social media.

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Pups & Pints  Thurs Feb 7th 6-9pm Grab your spot to hang out with some of NYC’s most searched-for dog breeds and rescue groups! Proceeds benefit the AKC Humane Fund. $25 (includes 1 beer). LIC Bar, 45-48 Vernon Blvd., LIC.
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Queens News
• Cell phone video captured the moment when a man on a crowded train platform in Elmhurst was fatally shot.

• A pregnant real estate agent was stabbed to death inside her Ridgewood apartment building.

• Two men were sent flying after their car flipped over a concrete barrier on the Belt Parkway, killing the passenger.

Politics
• The White House claimed Trump’s tan isn’t fake, and attributed his coloring to “good genes.”

• A longtime spokesperson for Chuck Schumer was forced out after he had inappropriate sexual encounters with young staffers.

Entertainment
• Rapper 21 Savage was arrested by ICE, which claimed he’s from the UK and overstayed his visa.

Weekend Box Office
• Glass: $9.5 million
• The Upside: $8.8 million
• Miss Bala: $6.7 million
• Aquaman: $4.7 million
• Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: $4.4 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1983, Karen Carpenter died of anorexia.

• In 1902, inventor Charles Lindbergh was born in Detroit. In 1932, his son was kidnapped and murdered in what was considered the crime of the century.

Opinion
• The Times says it’s time to end the war in Afghanistan and bring back the troops.

• The Post says de Blasio’s SHSAT reform would discriminate against one minority group in favor of others.

In the Blogs
• New artwork by the Hunters Point Avenue station showcases what Long Island City has to offer.

• Here’s the latest on the Xi’an Famous Foods coming to Court Square.

Trending in New York
• #SuperBowl
• Adam Levine
• Gronk
• #EatLikeAndy
• Andy Warhol

Scoreboard
• The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII, 13-3, for their sixth overall title. Julian Edelman took home MVP honors.

• The Knicks (10-42) fell to the Memphis Grizzlies, 96-84.

• The Nets (28-26) host the Milwaukee Bucks at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (22-22-7) welcome the Los Angeles Kings to MSG at 7 p.m.

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

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NYSCI After Dark: The Science of Sex  Thurs Feb 7th 7-9:30pm Join us for a night of mini workshops and fun, based on a topic that many of us enjoy talking about, but few have had any formal or decent sex education. 21 and older. $15. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona.
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Real Estate
• Criterion Group is keeping its Long Island City site and will build one of the city’s largest self-storage facilities.

• For Sale – Jackson Heights – Bright 1 BR co-op w/ large balcony.  Near 7 train, waitlist parking, pets allowed, low maintenance.  Asking $317,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Sale – 6045 Woodbine Street, Ridgewood – Recently renovated semi detached 3 family home w/ garage.  7 BRs, 3 bath total.  Finished basement, laundry room.  Asking $1,499,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188 

• Sold – Rosedale – A six-bedroom, five-bathroom, 2,798-square-foot house at 245-33 148th Drive for $789,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Thursday afternoon, a suspect forced his way into a home near 31st Drive and Union Street in Flushing. He removed $14,000 in jewelry and personal items. The suspect was last seen wearing a grey jacket, hooded sweater, grey sweatpants and white sneakers.

Events
 Woodhaven – All Day Event – Valentine’s for Veterans. Assemblyman Mike Miller’s office, 83-91 Woodhaven Blvd.

• Flushing – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Plant Sale. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.

• Jamaica – 5:30 p.m. – Acting Public Advocate Corey Johnson and City Council members host five-borough bus survey. Jamaica Center, Parsons Blvd. and Archer Ave.

 Kew Gardens – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – New Ideas to New Venture. Queens Borough Hall, Room G10, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Astoria – 8:30 p.m. – Dear Diary. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

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February 4th, 2019 at 12:38 pm

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