Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Social media dispute leads to Richmond Hill stabbing, Police looking for attempted Ridgewood rapist

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Monday, August 14

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 83 degrees.

Top Stories
• Vigils and rallies were held across the country after a white nationalist protest in Virginia turned deadly. 

• Two US service members were killed in northern Iraq. 

• NFL star Marshawn Lynch sat for the National Anthem in his first game back in the NFL.

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Queens News
• An NYPD cop commit suicide inside his St. Albans home.

• Two men were stabbed at a house party in Richmond Hill allegedly over a social media post.

• Police are searching for a man they say tried to rape a woman in a Ridgewood apartment building. 

Politics
• Officials and community leaders are rallying to support making Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins the first black female majority leader.

• Prominent Republicans publicly took President Trump to task over his comments on the violence in Charlottesville.

Entertainment
• Stars took to the red carpet at the annual Teen Choice awards. 

Weekend Box Office
 Annabelle: Creation – $35 million
• Dunkirk – $11 million
• The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature – $8.9 million
• The Dark Tower – $7.8 million
• The Emoji Movie – $6.6 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2003 a Blackout hits Northeast United States

• In 1945 comedian & actor Steve Martin is born in Waco, Texas.

Opinion
• Councilman Jumaane Williams’ bill aimed at making construction sites safer is bureaucratic overkill, the NY Daily News says.

• Charles Pierce, in Esquire, calls the violence in Charlottesville the bleakest moment for America in his lifetime 

In the Blogs
 Thousands of dragon boat racers took to the waters in Flushing Meadows Corona Park this weekend.

• Ridgewood’s Bridge and Tunnel brewery has a story to accompany all those $5 pints. 

Trending in New York
• AG Sessions
• Attorney General Jeff Sessions
• #MondayMotivation
• #MorningJoe
• Daily Stormer

Scoreboard
• The Mets (53-62) beat the Phillies 6-2. They’re taking on the Yankees in the Bronx at 7:08 p.m.

• The Yankees (61-55) fell to the Red Sox, 3-2.

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

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Taiwan: A World of Orchids  Fri Aug 18th – Sun Aug 20th 9am-5pm Enjoy a stunning display of orchids and a day filled with art and culture. Free with Admission. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing.
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Real Estate
• Low income New Yorkers facing eviction are now guaranteed legal protection in New York City. 

• For Sale – Kew Gardens – Large detached one family features a total of 12 rooms; 5 BRs, 4.5 bath.  Located on a large, beautifully landscaped lot.  Asking $1.9M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Sale – Corona – Large 1 BR co-op w/ low monthly maintenance of $376 includes all.  Large LR, lots of closets, near shopping & transportation.  Asking $189,000 Dave Pastorini Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

• Sold - Little Neck - A three-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op on 61st Avenue for $325,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• A 24-year-old man was found dead with a trauma to the head at the corner of Queens Boulevard and Hillyer Street at around 4:52 a.m. on Saturday. Earlier in the night, he allegedly got into a fight with two men outside a nearby strip club were he sustained the injury.

• A straphanger stabbed another rider with a pen aboard the A train approaching the Howard Beach/JFK stop on Friday at around 10:30 p.m.

Events
• LIC – 10 a.m. – Summer Kids @ LIC Landing: McManus Irish Dance.  52 Center Blvd.

• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Senator Tony Avella and community members rally against bioswales. 73-59 192nd St.

• Rockaway – 11 a.m. – Council Member Eric Ulrich, elected officials and community leaders to discuss Spin bikesharing program. Beach 94th Street and Shore Front Parkway.

• Elmhurst – 11 a.m. – Assemblyman Francisco Moya announces a five-point action plan for East Elmhurst. 98-20 Astoria Boulevard.

• Jamaica Estates – 2 p.m. – Elected officials call for safety improvements along Grand Central Parkway between Main Street and the Queens-Nassau County border. 188th Street near the Grand Central Parkway entrance and exit ramps.

• Rockaway – 5:15 p.m. – Local business leaders hold a press conference ahead of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s public information meetings on wind power. Queens Public Library, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Bouleavard.

• Rockaway – 6 p.m. – New York State Energy and Research Development Authority holds open house to discuss Governor Cuomo’s wind power plan. Queens Public Library, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard.

Woodhaven – 7:30 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Zootopia.  George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park.

• Fresh Meadows – 8 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: 1776.  Cunningham Park, 196th St and Union Turnpike.

• Astoria – 8:30 p.m. – Movies on the Waterfront: Toy Story 3.  Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Blvd & Hell Gate Bridge.

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August 14th, 2017 at 2:57 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Trump warns military is prepared for North Korea, Jogger fatally struck by unlicensed driver

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Friday, August 11

Top Stories 
• President Trump tweeted that the US military is “locked and loaded” if North Korea acts “unwisely.”

• Police are searching for a man who attempted to rape a womaninside a Walgreens bathroom in the Bronx.

Queens News
• A jogger was fatally struck by a woman driving without a license in Far Rockaway.

• Police are investigating animal cruelty after dozens of cats were found inside a Ridgewood building that was under demolition.

• Transportation advocates are calling on the city to improve pedestrian and cycling safety in LIC.

Subway Status 
• L trains are running with delays after an earlier incident involving a sick customer at Bedford Av.

• No M trains between Myrtle Av and Metropolitan Av.

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-278 westbound between 48th St and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / Queens Blvdd and Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

• Accident on I-495 eastbound approaching Exit 21 – 108th St left lane blocked.

• Delays on Grand Central Parkway eastbound from 69th Rd to Union Turnpike.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from 69th Rd; Ramp to Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Accident on I-278 eastbound approaching Exit 41 – Astoria Blvd West right lane blocked until further notice.

• Delays on Belt System – Shore Pkwy eastbound from Exit 17 – Shore Pkwy to Francis Lewis Blvd.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Belt System – Southern Pkwy and Exit 8 – Main St.

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

Sports
Friday
• The Mets take on the Phillies in Philadelphia at 7:05 p.m.
• The Yankees begin a crucial three-game series against the Red Sox at home. First pitch at 7:07 p.m.
• The Giants host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a preseason game at 7 p.m.

Saturday
• The Amazins’ face the Phillies again at 7:05 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Red Sox at 4:05 p.m.
• The Jets welcome the Tennessee Titans to MetLife Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday
• The Mets wrap up their four-game series in Philadelphia with a 1:35 p.m.matinee.
• The Bombers finish their three-game set against the Red Sox at 8:08 p.m.

27th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race
Sat Aug 12th & Sun Aug 13th  10am-1pm
Boat races, cultural performances, demonstrations, selection of international food.  Meadow Lake @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

What’s On TV Tonight

• Raven’s Home (DISNEY, 8PM)Raven has a vision of Booker and Nia upset over their dad’s move, so she goes overboard trying to do all the fun activities Devon normally did with the kids.

• Dark Matter (SYFY, 9PM) – One of the Android’s newly discovered memories leads the crew to a suspicious Dwarf Star facility on Nova 17.

• Josh Gates’ Destination Truth (TRAVEL, 9PM) – Josh treks to Thailand to uncover the truth behind sightings of a plant-like monster hacking through the deep jungles near Wang Yen.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: Atypical Season 1- Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, decides it’s time to find a girlfriend, a journey that sets Sam’s mom on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence.

• Hulu: Clueless – A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil’s popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

• Amazon Video: Red Oaks Season 2 – David is caught in the crossfire between girlfriend Skye and her father Getty.

Real Estate

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 13th 2:30-4pm  138-50 101st Avenue, Jamaica  Money Maker in Jamaica!  3 family home plus store.  Commercial space has full basement.  All apts have month-to-month leases.  Large garage.  Asking $799,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Sale – Glendale – Apartment features 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, hardwood flooring throughout, heat and water included. Asking $2,200
Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

Local Eats of the Day

• Queens Comfort
Located at 40-09 39th Ave.

Enjoy an order of their classic mac and cheese made with Bechamel, fontina, and cheddar for $12.

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

Local Events 
• Bayside – 7:30 p.m. – Movies Across the Pond: A Bug’s Life. Crocheron Park, 214th St & 35th Ave.
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Asian American Film Festival. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Maspeth – 8 p.m. – Free Outdoor Movie: Get Out!  Knockdown Center, 52-16 Flushing Ave.

Saturday
• Flushing – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 27th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race.  Meadows Lake @ Flushing Meadow Corona Park.
• Astoria – Noon – Conduit Beer Co’s “Beer & Brewing 101“.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Corona – 2 p.m. – Hot Jazz/Cool Garden: Brianna Thomas.  Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St.
 LIC – SummerSounds: British Dependency (Reggae). Hunters Point South Park, 4-10 Center Blvd.
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Asian American Film Festival.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Flushing - 8 p.m. – Free Movie Night: Sully.  Al Oerter Rec Ctr, 131-40 Fowler Ave.
• Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – Dance @ Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens  Blvd.

Sunday
• Astoria – 10 a.m. – Love Chart – Relationship Astrology Readings.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Flushing – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 27th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race.  Meadows Lake @ Flushing Meadow Corona Park.
• Astoria - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – 31st Street Astoria Festival.  31st St from Ditmars Blvd to 21st Ave.
 Corona – 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. – World’s Fair History Walking Tour.  Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
• Bronx - Noon – Forgotten New York – Riverdale, The Bronx.  Broadway & West 242nd St, Last stop off #1 train.
• Ozone Park – 6 p.m. – Katz’ Concert Series: Lady & The Vamps.  Tudor Park, 133rd Ave btwn 81st & 82nd Sts.
• Rockaway Beach – 8 p.m. – Movie Night in the Rockaways: Fences.  B 59th St Boardwalk.

Tech Tip of the Day 
• Top Games: Need something fun for the weekend? Check out this list of the best new games for Android and iPhone.

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August 11th, 2017 at 4:16 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by SMS Stone Floor & Countertop Restoration Services

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Friday, August 11

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 80. Scattered thunderstorms on Saturday morning with a high of 79. Sunday will be mostly sunny and a high of 83.

Top Stories
• Donald Trump doubled down on his threats to North Korea, insisting his “fire and fury” comments weren’t tough enough.

• A new national report claims 2016 was the hottest year and had the highest sea levels on record.

• A Cypress Hills gunman shot an NYPD officer in the arm and into a bulletproof vest before killing himself.

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27th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race  Sat Aug 12th & Sun Aug 13th  10am-1pm  Boat races, cultural performances, demonstrations, selection of international food.  Meadow Lake @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
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Queens News
• A Queens grandmother was arrested for shooting at a mechanic who parked his car in front of her house.

• Former Councilman Ruben Wills cried as he was sentenced two to six years in prison for public corruption.

• Two Queens state lawmakers urged parents to download an app to protect kids at local parks.

Politics
• Democratic mayoral candidate Sal Albanese raised enough money to qualify for a debate against Bill de Blasio.

• State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli wouldn’t say if he would vote for Cynthia Nixon over Andrew Cuomo for governor.

Entertainment
• While on the stand in her groping case, Taylor Swift said that a radio DJ “definitely” grabbed her behind.

• Seth Meyers and Jill Kargman are bringing back popular 60s comedy series “The Munsters.”

Buzzing Back

• In 2014 Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams dies at 63

• In 1950 Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is born in San Jose, California

Opinion
• The Daily News says Trump must learn to calm and focus his language about North Korea.

• The Post says the best way to respond to Dunkin Donuts not serving cops is by donating to the NYPD foundation.

In the Blogs
• The West Side Tennis Club is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a tennis exhibit.

• Jamaica’s Zara Realty helped raise $10,000 for an employee’s fight with cancer.

Trending in New York
• Putin
• Jessica
• #Hannity
• #TheStoryofDiana
• Peterman

Scoreboard
• The Mets (51-61) routed the Phillies, 10-0.

• The Yankees (60-53) were blanked by the Blue Jays, 4-0.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets take on the Phillies in Philadelphia at 7:05 p.m.
• The Yankees begin a crucial three-game series against the Red Sox at home. First pitch at 7:07 p.m.
• The Giants host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a preseason game at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• The Amazins’ face the Phillies again at 7:05 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Red Sox at 4:05 p.m.
• The Jets welcome the Tennessee Titans to MetLife Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets wrap up their four-game series in Philadelphia with a 1:35 p.m.matinee.
• The Bombers finish their three-game set against the Red Sox at 8:08 p.m.

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

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Forgotten New York – Riverdale, The Bronx  Sun Aug 13th 12pm  See engaging architecture such as Revolutionary War-era buildings, Spanish-American War artifacts, remnants of forgotten passenger railway; enjoy a summer afternoon by Van Cortland Park. $20 RSVP: info@astorialic.org (Walk-ups are always welcome!)  Meet up: Broadway & W242nd Street, at the elevated train exit on the park side, last stop of the #1.
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Real Estate
• Excavation for an 11-story, 175-unit condo development is now underway in Long Island City.

•  OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 12th  12-3pm  59-22 Madison Street, Ridgewood 2 family semi attached brick – all vacant.  6 rooms over 5.  Asking $1,148,000  Montalbano Realty  66-74 Fresh Pond road  718-628-3638

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 13th 2:30-4pm  138-50 101st Avenue, Jamaica  Money Maker in Jamaica!  3 family home plus store.  Commercial space has full basement.  All apts have month-to-month leases.  Large garage.  Asking $799,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Forest Hills – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 75-40 Austin Street for $335,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Ravenswood Tavern, set to open in Long Island City this fall, will feature dry-aged steak, pasta and other comfort foods.

• Looking for good pasta? Gothamist recommends Manetta’s Ristorante in Long Island City.

Restaurant ABC’s – Far Rockaway
Grade A – Bungalow Bar & Restaurant, 377 Beach 92 St. – Food not cooled by approved method.
Grade B – Thai Kitchen by the Sea, 67-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food not cooled by approved method, Personal cleanliness inadequate.
Grade C – Sant Salsa, 95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Filth flies.

Events
• LIC – 10 a.m. – Summer Kids @ LIC Landing: Art w/ Leonie (20 mths – 6 yrs). 52 Center Blvd.

• LIC – 10 a.m. – Department of Design and Construction hosts closing ceremony for summer interns. Bard High School/Early College, 30-20 Thomson Ave.

• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo, advocates call on city to address dead fish in Flushing Creek. Tidal Gate Bridge, East Rd. and Meridian Rd.

• Flushing – 3:45 p.m. – Councilman Koo, community leaders announce formation of American Chinese Environmental Protection Association. 133-32 41st Rd.

• Bayside – 7:30 p.m. – Movies Across the Pond: A Bug’s Life. Crocheron Park, 214th St & 35th Ave.

• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Asian American Film Festival. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Maspeth – 8 p.m. – Free Outdoor Movie: Get Out!  Knockdown Center, 52-16 Flushing Ave.

Saturday
• Flushing – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 27th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race.  Meadows Lake @ Flushing Meadow Corona Park
• Astoria – Noon – Conduit Beer Co’s “Beer & Brewing 101“.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave
• Corona – 2 p.m. – Hot Jazz/Cool Garden: Brianna Thomas.  Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St.
 LIC – SummerSounds: British Dependency (Reggae). Hunters Point South Park, 4-10 Center Blvd
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Asian American Film Festival.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Flushing 8 p.m. – Free Movie Night: Sully.  Al Oerter Rec Ctr, 131-40 Fowler Ave
• Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – Dance @ Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens  Blvd.
Sunday
• Astoria – 10 a.m. – Love Chart – Relationship Astrology Readings.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave
• Flushing – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 27th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race.  Meadows Lake @ Flushing Meadow Corona Park
• Astoria 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – 31st Street Astoria Festival.  31st St from Ditmars Blvd to 21st Ave
 Corona – 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. – World’s Fair History Walking Tour.  Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
• Bronx Noon – Forgotten New York – Riverdale, The Bronx.  Broadway & West 242nd St, Last stop off #1 train
• Ozone Park – 6 p.m. – Katz’ Concert Series: Lady & The Vamps.  Tudor Park, 133rd Ave btwn 81st & 82nd Sts.
• Rockaway Beach – 8 p.m. – Movie Night in the Rockaways: Fences.  B 59th St Boardwalk.

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August 11th, 2017 at 2:53 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Trump issues second warning to North Korea, Former Councilman Wills sentenced to prison in corruption trial

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Thursday, August 10

Top Stories 
• President Trump issued a new warning to North Korea demanding that the nation “get their act together.”

• A high school football player in Farmingville suffered a fatal head injury during a drill.

Queens News
• Former Councilman Ruben Wills was sentenced to two to six years in prison for stealing thousands in public funds.

• A man is in critical condition after he was stabbed at a food truck in Jackson Heights.

• A 76-year-old woman was arrested for shooting a car parked outside her home.

Subway Status 
• Southbound A and D trains are running local from 125 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle due to an injured employee at 72 St. Expect delays on A, B, C and D train service.

• Northbound Q trains are running express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park due to a sick customer at Kings Hwy. Expect delays to B and Q train service.

• The last stop for some E trains headed towards Jamaica Center is 71 Av.

• F Trains run with reduced frequency between 179 St and 71 Av.

• No M trains between Myrtle Av and Metropolitan Av.

• F Manhattan-bound trains skip 75 Av.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Wythe Ave

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between 48th St; Ramp and Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

• Accident on I-495 westbound just past Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / Queens Blvd left lane blocked.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound between 69th Rd and I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Rd; Ramp and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy westbound between Northern Blvd; NY 25A and Exit 6 – 94th St.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Blvd and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Metropolitan Ave; Williamsburg Bridge and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Delays on Belt System – Shore Pkwy westbound between Exit 11B – Flatbush Ave; Ramp and Rockaway Pkwy.

• Delays on Belt System – Shore Pkwy eastbound between Exit 7N – Ocean Pkwy; Ramp and Exit 14 – Pennsylvania Ave.

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

Sports
• The Mets (50-61). They’re traveling to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies at 7:05 p.m., but will do so without Jay Bruce, traded to the Indians for a minor leaguer.

• The Yankees (60-52) beat the Blue Jays 11-5. They finish their series against the Blue Jays on the road at 7:07 p.m.

International Beer Fest 
Sat/Sun August 12th & 13th 12-5:30 p.m.
Join us for the first International Beer Festival in Queens. Let’s drink to the world in the most diverse place on the planet. Cheers!  $36-$126 LIC Flea & Food, 5-25 46th Ave.

What’s On TV Tonight

• The Story of Diana (ABC, 8PM) – Conclusion. Princess Diana’s life and legacy are explored through interviews with those who knew her best, as well as the world’s leading experts on her.

• Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition (NBC, 9PM) – A skewering of news and current affairs. The series premiere.

• Zoo (CBS, 10PM) – The teams goes on a mission to rescue Abe and Daniela’s son. Meanwhile, Mitch and Jamie hunt a snake-like hybrid in California.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: the 100 Season 1- Set 97 years after a nuclear war destroyed civilization, a spaceship housing humanity’s lone survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.

• Hulu: Blue Bloods Season 2 – The Reagans face personal and professional obstacles.

• Amazon Video: Justified Season 6 – The long brimming conflict between Raylan and Boyd Crowder finally comes to a head.

Real Estate

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 13th 1-3pm  60-54 54th Street, Maspeth  Vacant 3 family – approximately 2,352 sq/ft of living space. Ground Flr has 2 BRs w/ yard access, 2nd flr has 3 BRs, yard access & jacuzzi, 3rd flr has 3 BRs. Recently renovated. Asking $1,249,000 Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 13th 1-3pm  63-30 75th Place, Middle Village Brick semi detached 2 family features 6 rooms, 3 BRs each apt, full finished basement w/ entrance to private yard, 1 car garage, 1/2 block to Juniper Park. Asking $1.499M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

Local Eats of the Day

• Butcher Bar
Located at 37-10 30th Ave.

Enjoy their Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich made with a side of slaw and pickles for $12.99.

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

Local Events 
• Sunnyside – 3 to 7 p.m. – Summer Thursday: Play & Jam!  46th St Bliss Station under the 7 train on Queens Blvd.

• Middle Village – 7 p.m. – Middle Village Kiwanis Hawaiian Luau.  Villa Erasmo, 69-61 Juniper Blvd South.

• Fresh Meadows – 7 p.m. – Shakespeare in the Park: “Measure for Measure”Cunningham Park, 196th St at Union Turnpike.

• Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Waterfront Concert Series: D.B. Reilly & Band. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd & Hell Gate Bridge.

• Woodhaven – 7:30 p.m. – The Pack is Back! A Salute to the Rat Pack. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park.

• Maspeth – 8 p.m. – 104th Precinct Civilian Patrol Membership Meeting. Maspeth Pizza House, 59-60 60th St.

• LIC – 8 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: 2001: A Space Odyssey. Hunters Point South Park, Center Blvd and 50th Ave.

Tech Tip of the Day 
• Facebook Messenger: You can chat with your Facebook friends without feeling cluttered by your newsfeed by logging into the official Facebook Messenger website.

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

Written by QTadmin

August 10th, 2017 at 4:06 pm

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Morning Buzz: Popular trucker nap spot may have caused fatal Maspeth crash, Woman fires gun at individual parked outside her home

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Thursday, August 10

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 84 degrees.

Top Stories
• A North Korean general claims the country will consider firing four warning missiles into the waters near Guam. 

• A Florida daycare facility was shut down after a child was found dead in a van.

 Fox News host Eric Bollig is suing a freelance journalist over a lewd texting story.

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International Beer Fest  Sat/Sun August 12th & 13th 12-5:30 p.m. Join us for the first International Beer Festival in Queens. Let’s drink to the world in the most diverse place on the planet. Cheers!  $36-$126 LIC Flea & Food, 5-25 46th Ave.
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Queens News
• An enraged Brookville senior fired at a gun at a driver parked outside her home. 

• A popular sleeping spot for truckers may have led to Tuesday’s fatal LIE crash. 

• A Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million was sold in Jamaica.

Politics
• Manhattan Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh is the first to express interest in Senator Daniel Squadron’s soon-to-be-vacant senate seat.

• Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci will guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday.

Entertainment
• Deja Vu? Bill Murphy went to see Groundhog Day on Broadway. 

• Bruce Springsteen announced a solo Broadway residency. 

Buzzing Back

• In 1977 Son of Sam arrested

• In 1959 actress Rosanna Arquette is born in NYC, New York

Opinion
• The NY Post looks at Sex and City actress Cynthia Nixon’s ‘ignorant’ challenge to Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

• New York needs tougher animal cruelty laws, Becky Robinson writes in the NY Daily News.

In the Blogs
• A woman fought-off a man who attacked her in Ridgewood.

• The Maspeth Pizza House is hosting a party with a DJ and live music on Friday

Trending in New York
• #WhyImPoorIn4Words
• #ThursdayThoughts
• #ScentsFromMyChildhood
• #NationalLazyDay
• #MakeAFilmOptimistic

Scoreboard
•The Mets (50-61). They’re traveling to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies at 7:05 p.m.but will do so without Jay Bruce, traded to the Indians for a minor leaguer. 

• The Yankees (60-52) beat the Blue Jays 11-5. They finish their series against the Blue Jays on the road at 7:07 p.m.

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

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Hawaiian Luau  Thursday August 10th 7-10 p.m. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Middle Village. All net proceeds to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. $45 per/person includes Hors d’ oeuvres, beer and wine, cash bar. Hawaiian attire preferred! RSVP: Jen 718-326-6300 or Jill 718-335-1300  Villa Erasmo, 69-61 Juniper Blvd South, Middle Village.
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Real Estate
• You can rent Donald Trump’s childhood home on Airbnb for just $725 a night.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 13th 1-3pm  60-54 54th Street, Maspeth  Vacant 3 family – approximately 2,352 sq/ft of living space. Ground Flr has 2 BRs w/ yard access, 2nd flr has 3 BRs, yard access & jacuzzi, 3rd flr has 3 BRs. Recently renovated. Asking $1,249,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 13th 1-3pm  63-30 75th Place, Middle Village Brick semi detached 2 family features 6 rooms, 3 BRs each apt, full finished basement w/ entrance to private yard, 1 car garage, 1/2 block to Juniper Park. Asking $1.499M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Jackson Heights - A four-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment on 81st Street for $985,000. Zillow.

Style & Fashion
• Reformation’s summer sale started yesterday with more than 1,000 styles on sale.

• Jennifer Lawrence reveals the top-two things on her fashion wish list. 

Events
• Jamaica – 9 a.m. – Sutphin Boulevard BID annual meeting. Rufus King Manor, 150-03 Ave.

• Jamaica – 9 a.m. – Rebuilding Together NYC And Lloyd’s America volunteers torRepair A Sandy-damaged home. 163-18 122nd Ave.

• LIC – 10 a.m. – Summer Kids at LIC Landing: McManus Irish Dance – Jiggy Tots (2-4 y/o) 52 Center Boulevard.

• Glendale – 10 a.m. – UFA to formally endorse Council Member Elizabeth Crowley for reelection. Engine 286/Ladder 135, 66-44 Myrtle Ave.

• Jackson Heights – 11 a.m. – Assemblymember Ron Kim and State Senator Jose Peralta promote ParentPatrol app. Northern Playground, Northern Boulevard, between 93 and 94 streets.

• Ridgewood – Noon – Elected officials celebrate the expansion of the Summer Youth Employment Program. I.S. 77, 976 Seneca Ave.

• Bayside – 12:45 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella will host a press conference to discuss a tree related issue. Senator Avella’s District Office, 38-50 Bell Boulevard.

• LIC – 1 p.m. – Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña makes an announcement. Division of School Facilities, 44-36 Vernon Boulevard.

• Flushing – 1:30 p.m. – Elected officials and Korean community leaders call for a peaceful resolution to the situation on the Korean peninsula. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard.

• LIC – 3 p.m. – Summer Kids at LIC Landing: Music w/ Andy & Suzanne. 52 Center Boulevard.

• Sunnyside – 3 to 7 p.m. – Summer ThursdayPlay & Jam!  46th St Bliss Station under the 7 train on Queens Boulevard.

• Middle Village – 7 p.m. – Middle Village Kiwanis Hawaiian Luau.  Villa Erasmo, 69-61 Juniper Blvd South.

• Fresh Meadows – 7 p.m. – Shakespeare in the Park: “Measure for Measure”Cunningham Park, 196th St at Union Turnpike.

• Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Waterfront Concert Series: D.B. Reilly & Band. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd & Hell Gate Bridge.

• Woodhaven – 7:30 p.m. – The Pack is Back! A Salute to the Rat Pack. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park.

• Maspeth – 8 p.m. – 104th Precinct Civilian Patrol Membership Meeting. Maspeth Pizza House, 59-60 60th St.

• LIC – 8 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: 2001: A Space Odyssey. Hunters Point South Park, Center Blvd and 50th Ave.

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August 10th, 2017 at 1:18 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: District Attorneys dismiss 644,000 summonses, Man killed in fatal car crash

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Wednesday, August 9

Top Stories 
• Defense Secretary John Mattis issued a warning to North Korea to cease actions “that would lead to the end of it’s regime.”

• District Attorneys from Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx dismissed 644,000 low-level summonses.

Queens News
• A Long Island man was killed after his car crashed into a pickup truck in Maspeth.

• An Oakland Gardens middle school unveiled a bike line and a new parking area to improve safety.

• A real estate agent is suing a Greek church in Corona for refusing to pay $560,000 in broker fees and commission.

Subway Status 
• Northbound 3 trains are running with delays due to track maintenance at Sutter Av-Rutland Rd.

• 34 St bound 7 trains are delayed due to signal problems at 52 St.

• Northbound C trains are running express from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle due to switch problems at Canal St.

• Southbound E and F trains are running with delays due to signal problems at 65 St.

• The last stop for some E trains headed towards Jamaica Center is 71 Av.

• F Trains run with reduced frequency between 179 St and 71 Av.

• No M trains between Myrtle Av and Metropolitan Av.

• F Manhattan-bound trains skip 75 Av.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound from Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy to 39th St.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound from Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / Queens Blvd to Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from 69th Rd; Ramp to Linden Blvd.

• Delays on Belt System – Southern Parkway eastbound from I-678- Van Wyck Expwy; Ramp to Springfield Blvd.

• Delays on Grand Central Parkway eastbound from Astoria Blvd to I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Metropolitan Ave; Williamsburg Bridge to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

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

Sports
• The Mets (50-60) topped the Rangers, 5-4.

• The Yankees (59-52) fell to Toronto, 4-2. They take on the Blue Jays again in Toronto at 7:07 p.m.

Bloodline Tribute 
Wednesday, August 9th 9pm
A Blood, Sweat & Tears tribute band. Resorts World Casino NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica.

What’s On TV Tonight

• Salvation (CBS, 9PM) -Darius recruits Grace, Harris and Liam for a dangerous mission. Meanwhile, Jillian confronts Liam about his secret.

• The Story of Diana (ABC, 9PM) – Part 1 of 2. Princess Diana’s life and legacy are explored through interviews with those who knew her best, as well as the world’s leading experts on her.

• Suits (USA, 9PM) – Mike juggles his work obligations with his promise to help a hurting family. Harvey asks for Louis’s discretion in handling a sensitive matter. Donna vets a possible addition to the firm.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: The Office Season 5- New and poignant foolishness continues to plague the world of the unwary Dunder Mifflin 9-to-5’ers.

• Hulu: Kitchen Nightmares Season 6 – Chef Gordon Ramsay treks to Boston, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, the New York City area and outside Cleveland, to help fledgling restaurants turn their luck around.

• Amazon Video: Chef – A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

Real Estate

• For Sale – 386 Woodward Avenue, Ridgewood – Semi detached brick 2 family – 6 rooms w/ 3 BRs over 5 rooms w/ 2 BRs, 2.5 car garage & private driveway.  Full finished basement, 2 separate water heaters. Asking $1.075M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-821-5999

• For Sale -Forest Hills – Large alcove studio/junior 1 BR in The Majestic.  24 hr doorman, low maintenance, pet friendly, various clubs to join. Close to all. Asking $179,000  Dave Pastorini @ Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

Local Eats of the Day

• SugarCube
Located at 10-16 50th Ave.

Enjoy their delicious fruit tart for $6.50.

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

Local Events 
• Flushing – 3:30 to 8 p.m. – Flushing Letter Carriers Blood Drive. K of C Joyce Kilmer, 35-79 160th St.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: The Silence Before Bach. Socrates Sculpture Park, Vernon Blvd. & Broadway.

• Glendale – 8 p.m. – Movies on the Green: The Nut Job. The Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave.

• Maspeth – 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie Night: Minions! Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th St.

• Rego Park – 8 p.m. – Movies Night: Boss Baby. Lost Batallion Hall, 93-29 Queens Blvd.

• Jamaica – 9 p.m. – Bloodline Tribute: Blood, Sweat & Tears. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Tech Tip of the Day 
• Agenda Reminder: You can use Google Calendar to receive your daily agenda by email. You can access this by clicking Settings > Calendars tab > click Edit Notifications next to the calendar you’d like an email notification from > scroll down and check the box next to Daily Agenda.

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

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August 10th, 2017 at 1:17 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Party Perfection in Maspeth

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Wednesday, August 9

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 83.

Top Stories
•  After Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen,” Pyongyang claimed it’s looking to attack Guam.

• Delta has begun construction on its new building as part of LaGuardia Airport’s $4 billion renovation.

• Country singer and actor Glen Campbell has died at the age of 81 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Bloodline Tribute  Wed Aug 9th 9pm  A Blood, Sweat & Tears tribute band. Resorts World Casino NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica
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Queens News
• An Astoria food vendor was pelted with eggs by an attacker who left an anti-Muslim note.

• A contractor fell while doing work on the Whitestone Bridge, injuring his arm and back.

• Donald Trump’s childhood home in Jamaica Estates is up for rent on Airbnb.

Politics
• GOP mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis offered Mayor de Blasio a Red Bullafter reports that he naps in his office.

• “Sex in the City” actress Cynthia Nixon thinks people want her to run for governor to fix education issues.

Entertainment
• Legendary Broadway star Barbara Cook died from respiratory failure at the age of 89.

• David Letterman is teaming up with Netflix for a new six-episode interview TV show.

Buzzing Back

• 1969 Manson cult kills five people

• In 1963 singer Whitney Houston is born in Newark, New Jersey

Opinion
• The Daily News says tensions with North Korea mean the U.S. and the world are approaching a reckoning.

• The Post says toll hikes will eventually pay for the new Mario Cuomo Bridge.

In the Blogs
• Heads up! The city is spraying for mosquitos in parts of Woodhaven.

• Catholic Charities’ Bayside Senior Center has a new program manager.

Trending in New York
• Guam
• #Hannity
• Hard Knocks
• #FallonTonight
• Groundhog Day

Scoreboard
• The Mets (50-60) topped the Rangers, 5-4. They wrap up their brief two-game series with the Rangers with a 12:10 p.m. matinee.

• The Yankees (59-52) fell to Toronto, 4-2. They take on the Blue Jays again in Toronto at 7:07 p.m.

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

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Founders Forum: Introduction to Accounting for Startups  Wed Aug 9th  12pm  Join The Tech Incubator at Queens College for the Founders Forum Series: Introduction to Accounting for Startups. This event is free and open to the public. Register Here. Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, CEP Hall 2 – Room 19, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Permits were filed to build a three-story development on the site of two existing single-family homes in Rego Park.

• For Sale – 386 Woodward Avenue, Ridgewood – Semi detached brick 2 family – 6 rooms w/ 3 BRs over 5 rooms w/ 2 BRs, 2.5 car garage & private driveway.  Full finished basement, 2 separate water heaters. Asking $1.075M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-821-5999

• For Sale -Forest Hills – Large alcove studio/junior 1 BR in The Majestic.  24 hr doorman, low maintenance, pet friendly, various clubs to join. Close to all. Asking $179,000  Dave Pastorini @ Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

• Sold – Forest Hills – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,836-square-foot house at 67-126 Dartmouth Street for $1.175 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Uber’s co-founder says former CEO Travis Kalanick won’t be getting his job back.

• Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors both posted better-than-expected quarterly profit results.

Events
• LIC – 10 a.m. – Summer Kids @ LIC Landing: Music w/ Andy & Suzanne(ages 0-5). 52 Center Blvd.

• LIC – 11 a.m. – State Senator Michael Gianaris, Fortune Society call for an end to cash bail. 29-76 Northern Blvd.

• Flushing – Noon – Founder’s Forum: Introduction to Accounting for Startups. Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Room 19.

• LIC – 2 p.m. – Summer Kids @ LIC Landing: Story Time w/ Friends of Court Square Library. 52 Center Blvd.

• Flushing – 3:30 to 8 p.m. – Flushing Letter Carriers Blood Drive. K of C Joyce Kilmer, 35-79 160th St.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: The Silence Before Bach. Socrates Sculpture Park, Vernon Blvd. & Broadway

• Glendale – 8 p.m. – Movies on the Green: The Nut Job. The Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave.

• Maspeth – 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie Night: Minions! Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th St.

• Rego Park – 8 p.m. – Movies Night: Boss Baby. Lost Batallion Hall, 93-29 Queens Blvd.

• Jamaica – 9 p.m. – Bloodline Tribute: Blood, Sweat & Tears. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

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August 9th, 2017 at 4:22 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Trump warns North Korea on continued nuclear threats, LaGuardia Airport renovations underway

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Tuesday, August 8

Top Stories 
• President Trump warned that North Korea will be “met with fire and fury” if it continues its nuclear threats.

• Broadway Star Barbara Cook died of respiratory failure at the age of 89.

Queens News
• The second phase of a $4 billion project to renovate LaGuardia Airport began.

• Police are searching for a man accused of biting and slapping an employee he tried to rape inside a Jamaica spa.

• The City Council held a hearing to highlight subway issues.

Subway Status 
• Southbound E and F trains are running with delays due to signal problems at 65 St.

• The last stop for some E trains headed towards Jamaica Center is 71 Av.

• F Trains run with reduced frequency between 179 St and 71 Av.

• No M trains between Myrtle Av and Metropolitan Av.

• F Manhattan-bound trains skip 75 Av.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-495 eastbound between Exit 17E – I-278 and Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

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

• Accident investigation on I-495 westbound ramp to Grand Ave all lanes blocked until further notice.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between Exit 12B – I-495; Ramp and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Blvd and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

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

Sports
• The Mets (49-60) begin a two-game home series against the Rangers. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (59-51) head to Toronto for a three-game series against the Blue Jays at 7:07 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

• America’s Got Talent (NBC, 8PM) – The Judge Cuts continue with guest judge Seal joining the panel.

• The Fosters (FREFM, 8PM) – The kids secretly attend a party at the derby warehouse, but things escalate when the cops show up.

• Animal Kingdom (TNT, 9PM) – Craig leads the guys and Nicky in pirating a yacht as Smurf investigates who robbed her.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: Last Man Standing Season 1 – A married father of three tries to maintain his manliness in a world increasingly dominated by women.

• Hulu: Difficult People Season 3 – Julie faces a family Passover Seder armed only with a meditation app. Meanwhile, Billy gets a gig as a warm-up comic for Larry Wilmore’s new late-night talk show.

• Amazon Video: The Rainmaker – An underdog lawyer takes on a fraudulent Insurance company.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Middle Village – Semi detached 1 family features 3 BRs, 1 car detached garage, nice yard w/ back deck, full finished basement.  Asking $610,000 Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Sale – Middle Village – Apartment features 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen, formal dining room, and living room. Asking $2,600 O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

Local Eats of the Day

• Arepa Lady
Located at 77-02 Roosevelt Ave.

Enjoy an arepa with cheese for $5.

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

Local Events 
• Cypress Hills – 6 p.m. – Patty Cake Theater presents “Alice in Wonderland”.  Highland Park, Elton St. & Jamaica Ave.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – Live at the Gantries: Dance Entropy.  Gantry State Park, 4-09 47th Rd.

• Middle Village – 7 p.m. – Concerts in the Park: Tye Dye Tuesday w/ Solshyne.  Juniper park, 80th St. & Juniper Blvd. North.

Tech Tip of the Day 
• Twitter Shortcuts: You can access Twitter’s keyboard shortcuts by pressing Shift + ? (PC & Mac) while browsing Twitter.

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August 8th, 2017 at 4:21 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by MK Vision Center in Forest Hills

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Tuesday, August 8

Weather
• Cloudy with possible thunderstorms. High of 81.

Top Stories
• Mayor Bill de Blasio believes his proposed tax on wealthy New Yorkers to fix the subways has a chance because of the MTA crisis.

• Google fired the male engineer behind the controversial diversity manifestothat claimed women were inferior to men in tech.

• The remains of a man killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 have been identified nearly 16 years later.

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2 More Days of 1969: Woodstock Reunion Festival  Aug 18th & 19th  Join us for a spectacular and inspirational weekend to remember and rekindle the legendary spirit to enact change through music. For schedule, tickets & lineup go to:  www.2MoreDays1969.com   The Brooklyn Mirage, 140 Stewart Ave, East Williamsburg
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Queens News
• Police arrested a man who groped an off-duty officer on the 7 train near Sunnyside.

• Cops are looking for a man who allegedly bit and slapped a woman he tried to rape inside a Jamaica spa.

• Business districts in central Queens will get additional garbage pickups and
sanitation services
.

Politics
• GOP comptroller candidate Michel Faulkner is blaming Scott Stringer for Bill de Blasio’s big spending.

• Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is launching his weekly “Stay Tuned with Preet” podcast.

Entertainment
• Three former sexual partners of Usher are suing the singer for allegedly concealing his herpes diagnosis from them.

• The Internet is weeping over the breakup of Chris Pratt and Anna Faris.

Buzzing Back

• In 1974 Nixon resigns from presidency

• In 1937 actor Dustin Hoffman is born in Los Angeles, California

Opinion
• The Daily News says voters should keep Hiram Monserrate and Michael Grimm out of office.

• The Post says the Trump administration is following the right way to do a leak hunt.

In the Blogs
• These cute rescued Ridgewood kittens are now looking for new homes.

• The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema is providing narrative films and comedies for everyone.

Trending in New York
• Brian
• OVO Fest
• #SYTYCD
• #RHOC
• James Damore

Scoreboard
• The Mets (49-60) begin a two-game home series against the Rangers. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (59-51) head to Toronto for a three-game series against the Blue Jays at 7:07 p.m.

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

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Concerts in the Park: Tye Dye Tuesday  Tues Aug 8th  7pm  Performing Rock and Roll Music by The Allman Brothers, The Grateful Dead, Creedence, CSNY, Clapton, The Band and more…  Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street & Juniper Blvd. North, Middle Village
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for four mixed-use buildings along the A-train line in Ozone Park.

• For Sale – Middle Village – Semi detached 1 family features 3 BRs, 1 car detached garage, nice yard w/ back deck, full finished basement.  Asking $610,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Rent – Maspeth – Multi Use Building – Loft – Business – Residential…work from home!  2,225 sq/ft open floor plan w/ hard wood flooring, kitchen, bathroom.  Asking $3,400/month  Call The “A Team”  Joe 917-952-2156 or Jackie 917-952-2797

• Sold – LIC – A one-bedroom, two-bathroom, 947-square-foot condo at 2-17 51st Avenue for $1.068 million. Zillow.

Technology
• Samsung introduced its Galaxy S8 Active, a more durable version of its flagship smartphone, with a bigger battery.

• Meanwhile, Google is offering its Pixel XL at a discount ahead of the release of its upcoming Pixel 2 phone.

Events
• Jamaica – 7 a.m. – Making Strides Kickoff party.  Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

• Bayside – 11 a.m. – Korean-American community leaders endorse Councilman Paul Vallone for re-election. Vallone’s campaign office, 42-40 Bell Blvd.

• Flushing – Noon – City Council candidate Alison Tan receives endorsement from Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou. 136-56 39th Ave.

• Flushing – Noon – Borough President Melinda Katz, Councilman Peter Koo, Trust for Public Land break ground on new playground. JHS 189, 144-80 Barclay Ave.

• Elmhurst – 2 p.m. – Councilman Daniel Dromm, Human Rights Commission announce free seminar for landlords and tenants rights. Elmhurst Library, 86-07 Broadway.

• Oakland Gardens – 4 p.m. – Elected officials announce installation of traffic safety improvements near MS 74. 61-15 Oceania St.

• Cypress Hills – 6 p.m. – Patty Cake Theater presents “Alice in Wonderland”.  Highland Park, Elton St. & Jamaica Ave.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – Live at the Gantries: Dance Entropy.  Gantry State Park, 4-09 47th Rd.

• Middle Village – 7 p.m. – Concerts in the Park: Tye Dye Tuesday w/ Solshyne.  Juniper park, 80th St. & Juniper Blvd. North.

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August 8th, 2017 at 4:14 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: De Blasio proposes tax on wealthy to repair subway, Man arrested for sexually abusing off-duty cop

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Monday, August 7

Top Stories 
• Chicago filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration for threatening to withhold funds from sanctuary cities.

• Mayor De Blasio proposed a tax on the wealthiest 1 percent to generate nearly $800 million annually towards subway repairs.

Queens News
• A man was arrested for sexually abusing an off-duty police officer on the 7 train.

• Police are searching for two men who are robbing food delivery men.

• Rutgers University named a practice facility after a Howard Beach football player.

Subway Status 
• The last stop for some E trains headed towards Jamaica Center is 71 Av.

• F Trains run with reduced frequency between 179 St and 71 Av.

• No M trains between Myrtle Av and Metropolitan Av.

• F Manhattan-bound trains skip 75 Av.

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

Traffic 
•  Delays on I-278 westbound from Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy to Morgan Ave.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between Union Turnpike and Linden Blvd.

• Delays on I-678 northbound Belt System – Southern Pkwy to Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Metropolitan Ave; Williamsburg Bridge to Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between 50th St and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

• Delays on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge both levels eastbound Brooklyn Side delays on the Belt Pkwy ramp due to volume.

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

Sports
• The Mets (49-60) fell to the Dodgers, 8-0.

• The Yankees (59-51) beat the Indians, 8-1.

What’s On TV Tonight

 Hooten and the Lady (CW, 9PM) – Ella is kidnapped in Ethiopia, so Alex and Hooten head to Africa to rescue her.

• American Ninja Warrior (NBC, 8PM) – Top competitors from the Daytona Beach Qualifier tackle the City Finals course, which includes the Salmon Ladder, Circuit Board, Elevator Climb and Giant Cubes.

• Preacher (AMC, 9PM) – Jesse investigates a fresh clue about God; Tulip makes friends with a new neighbor; and there’s a glimpse into Cassidy’s past relationship with Denis.

Stream Picks of the Day

 Hooten and the Lady (CW, 9PM) – Ella is kidnapped in Ethiopia, so Alex and Hooten head to Africa to rescue her.

• American Ninja Warrior (NBC, 8PM) – Top competitors from the Daytona Beach Qualifier tackle the City Finals course, which includes the Salmon Ladder, Circuit Board, Elevator Climb and Giant Cubes.

• Preacher (AMC, 9PM) – Jesse investigates a fresh clue about God; Tulip makes friends with a new neighbor; and there’s a glimpse into Cassidy’s past relationship with Denis.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: Holes – A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.

• Hulu: The Italian Job – After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.

• Amazon Video: Save the Last Dance – After moving to a largely black neighborhood, an aspiring ballerina embarks on a romance with a classmate who shares her love of dance.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Glendale – Detached one family home features 4 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 partial bath, kitchen with breakfast nook, finished attic and basement, private driveway, garage, and yard. Asking $738,888 CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• For Sale – Glendale – 64 ft long 2 family brick, 3 BRs each apt. 2 car garage w/ parking for 4 cars. Wood floors, Large windows, new appliances, new roof, vacant on title.  Asking $919,000 Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

Local Eats of the Day

 Just Made 4 U
Located at 8021 37th Ave.

Enjoy their popular Signature Salad, served with Romaine lettuce, olives, corn, tomatoes, avocado, grilled chicken and Just Made 4U dressing for $9.95.

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

Local Events 
• Astoria – 6 p.m. – NYC DCA hosts an information session about applying for city funding for arts. Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35th Ave.

• Fresh Meadows – 7:30 p.m. – Just 60s Concert. Cunningham Park, 196th Street and Union Turnpike.

• Cypress Hills – 7:30 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: The Wiz.

Tech Tip of the Day 
• Google Maps: You can access Smarty Pins, a Google Maps based geography and trivia game. Click here to play.

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

Written by QTadmin

August 8th, 2017 at 4:13 pm

Posted in Uncategorized