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A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Afternoon Buzz: Queens apartment building fire leaves fifteen injured, Water main break in Jackson Heights

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Friday, January 12

Top Stories 
• President Trump acknowledged using “rough language” during a bipartisan meeting on immigration but denied his “sh*thole” remark.

• Ten mobsters, including the acting boss of the Bonanno crime family, were arrested on racketeering and other charges.

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Queens News
• A fire in a Rockaway Beach apartment building left fifteen people injured, including five cops.

• A water main break in Jackson Heights flooded an intersection and left 50 homes and five businesses without water service.

• St. John’s Episcopal Hospital unveiled its newly renovated wound care center as further upgrades are expected by early next year.

Subway Status 
• Some northbound 2 trains are running express from 3 Av-149 St to E 180 St because of signal problems at Freeman St andE 180 St.

• Southbound 4 and 5 trains are running local from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av because of a sick passenger atAtlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.

• Southbound 6 trains are running express from 14 St-Union Sq to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall because of an investigation at Astor Pl.

• Flushing-Main St bound 7 are running with delays because of FDNY activity at 74 St-Broadway.

• 34 St-Hudson Yard bound 7 trains are running with delays because of signal problems at 111 St.

• Southbound F trains and Broadway Junction bound M trains are running with delays because of signal problems at 14 St.

• Southbound F trains are running with delays because of signal problems between Bay Pkwy and Avenue U.

• Northbound E and F trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Steinway St on the express track.

• Southbound N and Q trains running with delays because of signal problems on the Manhattan Bridge.

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 Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West.

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

• Disabled vehicle on Grand Central Pkwy westbound ramp from Exit 4 – I-278; West B-Q Expwy right lane blocked.

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

• Disabled tractor trailer on I-678 northbound just past Exit 5 – 101st Ave right lane blocked.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Exit 1B-2 – North Conduit Ave; NY 27 and Exit 8 – Main St.

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

Sports
Friday
• The Knicks (19-22) are in Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves at 8 p.m.
• The Nets (15-26) travel to Atlanta to play the Hawks at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
• The Rangers (22-15-5) host the Islanders (21-18-4) at MSG. Puck drops at 1 p.m.
• The Nets visit the Washington Wizards for a 7 p.m. matchup.
• St. John’s (10-7) takes on Villanova, the best team in the country, at MSG. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn faces Wagner at home starting at 4:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn hosts Sacred Heart at 4 p.m.

Sunday
• The Rangers head to Pittsburgh to face the Penguins at 7:30 p.m.
• The Knicks welcome the New Orleans Pelicans to New York. Tip-off is at 3:30 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

Blindspot (NBC, 8PM) – After some personal strife, the team must find a way to work together to track down missing nuclear warheads.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 9PM) – Just as the team reunites, they become prey to an undefeated Kree warrior who is bent on killing them all.

Blue Bloods (CBS, 10PM) – After Anthony is shot while interviewing a witness for an upcoming murder trial, Erin enlists Anthony’s archenemy, Danny, to find out who was responsible.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: National Treasure – A historian races to find the legendary Templar Treasure before a team of mercenaries.

Hulu: Homeland Season 5 – Now working at a private security firm in Berlin, Carrie is trying to start a new life, but discovers that she can’t escape her past.

Amazon Video: Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – A sci-fi anthology series with stand-alone episodes based on the works of Philip K. Dick.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Middle Village – 20 foot sidehall features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, private drive and yard. Zoned for PS 128. Asking $799,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Middle Village – One family brick ranch, oak floors private driveway, garage, and finished basement. Asking $718,000. Lou Pastorini 917-797-7567

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 
Saturday
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – Screening of “The Wiz” 40th Anniversary.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Winter Family Program: Herbal Creations.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-20 Main St.
• Douglaston – 11 a.m. to Noon – Kidz Kitchen: This Lil Piggy Went to Market.  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
• Jamaica – 1 p.m. – Martin Luther King Jr Celebration featuring “Freedom Fighters”.  Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.
• Flushing – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with Watercolor.  Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Ave.
• Astoria – 2 to 4 p.m. – Midcentury Stereopanorama: Look & See the 1950’s in 3-D!  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.

Sunday
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – Screening of “The Wiz” 40th Anniversary.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Bayside – 2 p.m. – 17th Annual Art Show Opening Reception.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.
• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Savoy! Dancing Through the Swing Era.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Astoria – 2 to 4 p.m. – Midcentury Stereopanorama: Look & See the 1950’s in 3-D!  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Flushing – 4 p.m. – Sweet Honey In The Rock: A Special Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.  Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Ave.
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Tokyo Oratorio Society Joins Queensboro Symphonic Choir & Orchestra.  Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd.

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January 12th, 2018 at 4:00 pm

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Friday, January 12
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended through Saturday to facilitate trash and recycling collection. Meters are still in effect.

Weather
• Rain all day but warm, with a high of 58 degrees. Expect rain and wind on Saturday morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High of 46. Sunday will be partly cloudy and cold, with temperatures dropping down to 28 degrees.

Top Stories
• Rejecting a bipartisan immigration deal, President Trump questioned why the United States should accept people coming from “sh*thole countries.”

• Two city councilmen were among 18 people arrested for protesting the detention of an immigrant-rights activist facing deportation.

• Mayor de Blasio’s monument commission is opting to keep the Christopher Columbus statue, but will add markers honoring indigenous people.

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Midcentury Stereopanorama with Eric Drysdale: Look and See the 1950s in 3-D!  Sat Jan 13th 2-4pm  A collection of 150 amazing images seen in fully-restored high-quality vintage stereoscopic viewers. $20 – Advanced ticket purchase mandatory. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Queens News
• Police arrested a hit-and-run driver who fatally hit a 77-year-old woman in Flushing.

• Cops raided a Rochdale house based on a tip and discovered ecstasy, crack, eight guns and $30,000 worth of pot.

• A missing stop sign at a Cambria Heights intersection later led to a crash that injured three people, including an infant.

Politics
• The New York State Senate won’t probe allegations that Jeff Klein forcibly kissed a former staffer before the victim never filed a complaint.

• Council Speaker Corey Johnson awarded top committee and leadership positions to Democrats who helped him win the post.

Entertainment
• James Franco has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women, four of whom were his students.

• Marvel is now developing a solo “Black Widow” film for Scarlett Johansson.

Buzzing Back

• In 2012 Pres Obama helps Al Green’s sales almost 500 percent by singing ‘Let’s Stay Together’ at Apollo Theater.  The YouTube Vid went Viral almost immediately.

• In 1954 radio personality and “Radio’s Bad Boy” Howard Stern is born in Queens, New York.  In 1993, he released his first book loosely based on his life.

Opinion
• The Daily News says despite all the talk about the mayor’s statue commission, their report landed with just a thud.

• The Post wants Congress to know the president’s tweets are really meant for his followers, not them.

In the Blogs
• Check out photos from Chazaq’s recent Chanukah Children’s Extravaganza in Forest Hills.

• Lottery applications have opened for an affordable housing development in Corona.

Trending in New York
Don Lemon
Cavs
#TheFour
Phil Mudd
NC State

Scoreboard
• LIU Brooklyn (7-11) topped Fairleigh Dickinson, 90-85.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (6-11) routed Central Connecticut State, 77-60.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (19-22) are in Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves at 8 p.m.
• The Nets (15-26) travel to Atlanta to play the Hawks at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers (22-15-5) host the Islanders (21-18-4) at MSG. Puck drops at 1 p.m.
• The Nets visit the Washington Wizards for a 7 p.m. matchup.
• St. John’s (10-7) takes on Villanova, the best team in the country, at MSG. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn faces Wagner at home starting at 4:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn hosts Sacred Heart at 4 p.m.
Sunday
• The Rangers head to Pittsburgh to face the Penguins at 7:30 p.m.
• The Knicks welcome the New Orleans Pelicans to New York. Tip-off is at 3:30 p.m.

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Winter Family Program: Herbal Creations  Sat Jan 13th 11am  Kids will get to make an herbal tea bag, plant an herb to take home, and take a stroll through the Herb Garden.  Reg Req: winterfamilyatqbg.eventbrite.com   Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Vornado Realty Trust scored a $100 million loan to refinance the Center Building project in Long Island City.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 13th & Sun Jan 14th 12-2pm  61-11A 80th Street, Middle Village  One family home features generous LR, FDR, 3 BRs including Queens size Master BR.  Finished basement w/ new 1/2 bath.  Yard/patio, garage, close to all.  Asking $779,000  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 13th & Sun Jan 14th 2-4pm  74-48 Cypress Hill Street, Glendale/Ridgewood border  Detached 2 family vacant on title.  3 BRs over 2BRs, finished basement, wood floors, new kitchen, bathrooms, siding, windows, new front & back stoops.  Asking $778,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-821-5999

• Sold – Howard Beach – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 6,000-square-foot house at 88-15 158th Avenue for $787,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater names the hottest restaurants in Queens for January 2018.

• New York City Bagel & Coffee House is opening a third location in Astoria.

Restaurant ABC’s – Ridgewood
Grade A – Julia’s Beer and Wine Bar, 818 Woodward Ave. – Evidence of mice.
Grade B – While In Kathmandu, 758 Seneca Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Live roaches, Filth flies.
Grade C – El Dorado Restaurant, 54-55 Myrtle Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Filth flies, Food contact surface not properly washed.

Events
Saturday
Astoria11 a.m. – Screening of “The Wiz” 40th Anniversary.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Flushing11 a.m. – Winter Family Program: Herbal Creations.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-20 Main Street
Douglaston11 a.m. to Noon – Kidz Kitchen: This Lil Piggy Went to Market.  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
Jamaica1 p.m. – Martin Luther King Jr Celebration featuring “Freedom Fighters”.  Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd
Flushing1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with Watercolor.  Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue
Astoria2 to 4 p.m. – Midcentury Stereopanorama: Look & See the 1950’s in 3-D!  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
Elmhurst8 p.m.Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Sunday
• Astoria11 a.m. – Screening of “The Wiz” 40th Anniversary.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Bayside2 p.m. – 17th Annual Art Show Opening Reception.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave
Flushing2 p.m. – Savoy! Dancing Through the Swing Era.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd
• Astoria2 to 4 p.m. – Midcentury Stereopanorama: Look & See the 1950’s in 3-D!  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
Flushing4 p.m. – Sweet Honey In The Rock: A Special Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.  Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Avenue
Flushing8 p.m. – Tokyo Oratorio Society Joins Queensboro Symphonic Choir & Orchestra.  Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd.

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January 12th, 2018 at 1:32 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Detention of immigrant rights leader sparks protest and arrests, Police raid busts drug and gun operation

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Thursday, January 11

Top Stories 
• The House of Representatives voted to extend the NSA’s surveillance program despite contradictory tweets by President Trump.

• The teen wanted for fatally stabbing another teen inside a Dunkin’ Donuts in Westchester County turned herself in.

• Several people were arrested, including two city councilmen, after an immigrant rights activist was detained by ICE.

Queens News
• A police raid busted a one-man gun and drug operation inside a home in Rochdale.

• Police are searching for a man who randomly punched a 70-year-old in the face on a E train in Jamaica.

• Police arrested the hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a 77-year-old woman in Flushing.

Subway Status 
• Good Service on all lines as of 4:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between 60th St and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

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

Sports
• The Knicks (19-22) fell to the Bulls in double-overtime, 122-119.

• The Nets (114-80) were crushed by the Pistons, 114-80.

• The Mets are bringing back Jay Bruce, signing him to a three-year, $39 million deal.

Sweet Honey In the Rock: A Special Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Sun Jan 14th  4pm
One of the most vibrant, versatile and relevant musical collectives in music today. $35 Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Ave.

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What’s On TV Tonight

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8PM) – When Sheldon kicks Amy out to work solo, she and Leonard bond during a series of science experiments. Also, Bert the geologist replaces Wolowitz in the band Footprints on the Moon, and Sheldon finds Penny a surprising source of scientific inspiration.

The Good Place (NBC, 9PM) – Michael finds himself in a bind. Meanwhile, Eleanor sparks an idea that has Chidi, Tahani, Jason and even Janet laying their feelings on the line.

Chicago Fire (NBC, 10PM) – After saving a young girl, Dawson is forced to make a tough decision when she finds out the girl’s father is addicted to painkillers.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Hulu: Great News Season 2 Midseason Premiere – Carol wants to mastermind a romantic connection between Katie and Greg, so she brings Greg’s girlfriend to work to incite Katie’s competitive side.

Amazon Video: American Experience Season 2 – American Experience documentaries bring to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Richmond Hill – Brick Mixed Use Building.  Four family + 1700 s/f commercial space. Great location, near subway. Each apt has EIK, LR/DR, 1 BR, 1 full bath. Asking $1.598M. Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Sale - Forest Hills - Large 1BR co-op w/ EIK, PT doorman, cats allowed, storage available. Asking $319,000. Halstead Real Estate  718-520-0303

Local Eats of the Day

• Don Pollo
Located at 41-06 Greenpoint Ave.

Enjoy an order of Arroz Chaufa, Peruvian style fried rice with beef or chicken for $12.

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

Local Events 
• Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP Monthly Meeting. St. Pancras, Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

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January 11th, 2018 at 4:00 pm

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Morning Buzz: Woodhaven civic leader passes away, Sunnyside property manager ousted

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• The Sunnyside property manager who hung photos of Hitler in the lobby and harassed residents, won’t be allowed run in new condo board elections.

• The trial of a Queens woman, arrested for faking campaign donations to bilk the city’s matching funds program in a 2015 City Council run, started yesterday

Politics
• Huma Abedin and disgraced ex-congressman Anthony Weiner have called off their divorce, which some believe is to protect them in a federal probe.

• The wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s PR guru and infamous “agent of the city”has landed a plum new job at City Hall.

Entertainment
• Rick Springfield admitted in a new interview that he still struggles depressionand even recently considered suicide.

• After a thorny interview with Stephen Colbert about sexual harassment allegations the day before, James Franco was grilled by Seth Meyers.

Buzzing Back

• In 1992, Paul Simon returns to Johannesburg with the blessing of the U.N.  South Africa was under a cultural boycott due to apartheid.

• In 1971, R&B singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige is born in New York City. In 1993, she won the 7th Soul Train Music Awards with this talented artist.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the new head of NYC Health + Hospitals has a big task ahead of him, namely saving 11 public hospitals on the brink of collapse.

• The Post calls state Republicans “spineless” after they released their ideas for the new state budget.

In the Blogs
• All-electric buses equipped with WiFi and USB ports will be tested on the B32 between LIC and Williamsburg.

• Edge of the City takes a look at two new Asian takeout spots on Austin Street in Forest Hills.

Trending in New York
Lou Williams
#Knicks
Jay Bruce
Mets
Eric Greitens

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (19-22) fell to the Bulls in double-overtime, 122-119.

• The Nets (114-80) were crushed by the Pistons, 114-80.

• The Mets are bringing back Jay Bruce, signing him to a three-year, $39 milliondeal.

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Sweet Honey In the Rock: A Special Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Sun Jan 14th  4pm   One of the most vibrant, versatile and relevant musical collectives in music today. $35 Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Avenue
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Real Estate
• Two Chinese developers are pushing ahead with a development project they call the “Flushing Highline,” which only means it’s right next to the LIRR.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 13th 12-2pm  63-76 76th Street, Middle Village  One family brick w/ huge open layout & 1/2 bath on 1st flr, 3 BRs including Master BR suite w/ balcony, modern bath on 2nd flr. Finished basement with bath, yard and garage.  Asking $898,000  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 13th 12-1:30pm  63-85 Woodhaven Blvd, Unit 2J, Rego Park Sunny, large 1 BR apt. Laundry room, private backyard, storage room & garage. Asking $420,000  O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – Three-bedroom, one-bath, 1,152-square-foot single-family home at 88-13 88th Street in Woodhaven for $450,000.

Style & Fashion
• All the juicy gossip that’s fit to wear: Alexander Wang has launched a new men’s line inspired by Page Six.

• Here’s what Team USA will be wearing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Events
• College Point10 a.m. – Commissioner James O’Neill presides over swearing-in ceremony. Police Academy, 130-30 28th Ave.

• Maspeth2:30 – Elmhurst Hospital Health & Wellness Event: Medical Simulation/CPR with Dr. Suzanne Bentley. Queens Library, 69-70 Grand Ave.

• Glendale8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP Monthly Meeting. St. Pancras, Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

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January 11th, 2018 at 3:27 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: ICE raids 7-Eleven stores nationwide, Woman killed in hit-and-run in Queens

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Wednesday, January 10

Top Stories 
• ICE agents conducted immigration raids at dozens of 7-Eleven stores in a nationwide sweep that led to 21 arrests.

• Mudslides in Southern California left at least 15 people dead and two dozen people missing.

• Police arrested a gunman who shot three people to death in a Bronx apartment building.

Queens News
• A 77-year old woman was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in Flushing.

• About 5,000 bags of luggage have yet to be returned to their owners after chaotic delays at JFK Airport over the weekend.

• Police are searching for a man who smashed the windows of over 50 cabs parked in Ridgewood and Middle Village.

Subway Status 
• Some southbound 6 trains are running express from 125 St to Grand Central-42 St because of signal problems at 103 St.

• M Shuttle trains are running with delays in both directions because of a train with mechanical problems at Middle Village-Metropolitan Av.

• Northbound Q trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Avenue M.

• B trains are stopping along the Q line from DeKalb Av to 96 At-2 Av in both directions.

• D trains are running local from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle in both directions.

• N trains are stopping along the R line from DeKalb Av to Lexington Av/59 St.

• There is no W train service between Astoria-Ditmars Blvd and Whitehall St-South Ferry in both directions.

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

Traffic 
• Accident on I-278 westbound just past Broadway; I-278 right lane blocked.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound from Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expwy to Exit 13 – I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy; Jackie Robinson Pkwy.

• Delays on I-678 northbound from Rockaway Blvd to Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 westbound from Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge to Exit 26 – Hamilton Ave.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit 29B – Tillary St to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit – 38th St; Sunset Park Industrial Park to Exit 27 – Atlantic Ave.

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

Sports
• The Knicks (19-21) host the Chicago Bulls at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (15-25) welcome the Detroit Pistons to Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (10-7) lost a close game to Georgetown, 69-66.

Midcentury Stereopanorama with Eric Drysdale: Look and See the 1950s in 3-D!
Sat Jan 13th 2-4pm
A collection of 150 amazing images seen in the way they were meant to be seen – in fully-restored high-quality vintage stereoscopic viewers. $20 – Advanced ticket purchase mandatory. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria.

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What’s On TV Tonight

The X-Files (FOX, 8PM) – An old friend reaches out to Mulder and Scully in a seemingly impossible way, revealing a chilling secret.

The Blacklist (NBC, 8PM) – When Red directs the Task Force to find a Blacklister who uses his position of power to sell sensitive information, Ressler finds himself at risk of exposure. Meanwhile, Liz plans her next move.

The Magicians (SYFY, 9PM) – Quentin tries to find someone who can bring magic back; Julia explores her small, but significant, gift; Eliot and Margo struggle under the hostile fairy occupation; Kady searches for a way to heal Penny.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Apollo 13 – NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

Hulu: Planet Spaceballs – President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia’s abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.

Amazon Video: Fearless Season 1 – Emma Banville sets out to prove the innocence of Kevin Russell, a man who was convicted for a murder.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Middle Village – Large 1 family features FDR, EIK, 1/2 bath on 1st floor. 3 BRs, full bath on 2nd. Full basement, pvt yard. Asking $618,000. CB Kueber Realty (718) 628-0100

• For Sale – Woodhaven – New Listing!  Large 1 BR co-op w/ bright EIK, spacious LR, DR, plenty of closets. Southern exposure w/ yard.  Close to all. Asking $205,000. O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

Local Eats of the Day

 Bonchon
Located at 25-30 Broadway.

Enjoy an order of 10 pc. wings served with a side of pickled radish for $13.95.

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

Local Events 
• LIC – 6:30 p.m. – Civilian Complaint Review Board January Board Meeting on police-civilian interactions. Queens Library, 37-44 21st St.

• LIC – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 2 hosts public meeting on Anable Basin rezoning. Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave.

• Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting. Christ the King H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

• Fresh Meadows – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 8 Monthly Meeting. Hillcrest Jewish  Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.

• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 7 hosts Willets Point Redevelopment meeting. Union Plaza Care Center, 32-23 Union St., 9th Fl.

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January 11th, 2018 at 3:25 pm

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Morning Buzz: Teen slashed three times with kitchen knife, Judge blocks Trump’s decision to end DACA

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Wednesday, January 10
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow removal. Meters are still in effect.

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 38 degrees.

Top Stories
• A federal judge temporarily blocked President Trump’s decision to end a program shielding undocumented youth from deportation.

• Federal judges ordered North Carolina to redraw its congressional district map because of illegal gerrymandering favoring Republicans.

• New York City now requires all renovated or new public restrooms to have diaper changing stations, including in the men’s room.

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Celebrating the Life of David Bowie  Wed Jan 10th 5-8pm  Celebrate the life of one of the greatest musical icons of all time with a public viewing of D. A. Pennebaker’s classic concert film, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars(1973) followed by a Q&A. Free tickets.  Queens Library (Central), 89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica
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Queens News
• A teenager was slashed three times with a kitchen knife during a fight outside a Jamaica school, sending her to the hospital.

• A bipartisan group of state legislators are urging Governor Cuomo to use the streamlined design-build process for the reconstruction of the BQE.

• Two men pleaded guilty to slashing a teenage exchange student in the neckin Whitestone.

Politics
• Donald Trump said he thinks he can beat Oprah in 2020, but doubts she would run against him.

• Steve Bannon is stepping down from Breitbart after his public feud with Trump.

Entertainment
• Marvel legend Stan Lee has been accused of groping and harassing nurses who care for him.

• Hugh Grant is expecting his fifth child with girlfriend Anna Eberstein.

Buzzing Back

• In 2000 AOL-Time Warner is formed.  In 2002, as investors pulled out en masse of many Internet-related stocks, AOL Time Warner reported a quarterly loss of $54 billion, the largest ever for a U.S. company.

• In 1945 British singer Rod Stewart is born in London, England.  In 1971 he had his first #1 hit with this song.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Congress should pass a clean bill to prevent Dreamers from deportation.

• The Post says the coming Supreme Court decision about public sector unions’ agency fees is a boon to New York.

In the Blogs
• Check out this Astorian’s guide to a Dry January in the neighborhood.

• Storytellers are gathering in Jackson Heights later this month to discuss gentrification and immigration.

Trending in New York
• Michigan
• #RHOBH
• #ThisIsUs
• #SJUBB
• #Chopped

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (19-21) host the Chicago Bulls at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (15-25) welcome the Detroit Pistons to Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (10-7) lost a close game to Georgetown, 69-66.

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

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Midcentury Stereopanorama with Eric Drysdale: Look and See the 1950s in 3-D!  Sat Jan 13th 2-4pm  A collection of 150 amazing images seen in the way they were meant to be seen – in fully-restored high-quality vintage stereoscopic viewers. $20 – Advanced ticket purchase mandatory. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• A new report says foreclosures in New York City have hit its highest level since 2009.

• For Sale – Middle Village – Two family brick home features 5 rooms, 2 BRs 1 bath each apt, full finished basement, 1 car garage, pvt driveway, extra large yard.  Asking $950,000  Crifasi Real  Estate  718-894-8700 

• For Sale – Glendale – Large brick mixed use building on busy main street.  Large 1600 s/f store/office w/ access to basement.  Two 6 room apts, all updated throughout.  Office will be vacant on closing.  Ideal for user/investor.  Asking $1,399,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• Sold – Glendale – A six-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,484-square-foot house at 88-18 81st Avenue for $1.15 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Target raised its quarterly profit and sales forecasts after a strong holiday boost.

• GoPro’s shares fell after analysts warned that its products are facing increased saturation.

Events
• Bayside – 8 a.m. – Council Speaker Corey Johnson speaks at Councilman Paul Vallone’s inauguration. Bell Academy, 18-25 212th St.

• Corona – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – New York Mets to host blood drive at Citi Field. Foxwoods Club at Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.

• LIC – 6:30 p.m. – Civilian Complaint Review Board January Board Meeting on police-civilian interactions. Queens Library, 37-44 21st St.

• LIC – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 2 hosts public meeting on Anable Basin rezoning. Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave.

• Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting. Christ the King H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

• Fresh Meadows – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 8 Monthly Meeting. Hillcrest Jewish  Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.

• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 7 hosts Willets Point Redevelopment meeting. Union Plaza Care Center, 32-23 Union St., 9th Fl.

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January 10th, 2018 at 10:34 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Police union sues city and NYPD over body camera footage, Two men plead guilty in slashing of teen girl

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Tuesday, January 9

Top Stories 
• President Trump suggested a two-phase immigration deal that would address Dreamers and then comprehensive immigration reformduring a bipartisan meeting.

• Heavy rains in Southern California led to mudslides that left at least five people dead.

• A police union sued the city and the NYPD over the release of body camera footage.

Queens News
• Two men pleaded guilty to slashing a 16-year-old girl in the face with a box cutter in a case of mistaken identity

• Police are searching for a man accused of slashing a straphanger in the forehead during an altercation on the N train in Astoria.

• Queens Senator Joseph Addabbo wants the city’s ferry service to provide free MTA transfers for riders.

Subway Status 
• 6 service has resumed following an earlier incident involving FDNY Activity at Whitlock Av.

• Northbound C trains are running express from Broadway Junction to Hoyt-Schermerhorn because of ice on the tracks at Nostrand Av.

• There is no B train service between 145 St and Brighton Beach in both directions.

• Some southbound F trains are stopping along the D line from W 4 St-Washington Sq to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

• N and W service has resumed following an earlier incident involving a train with mechanical problems at 39 Av.

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

Traffic 
• Disabled vehicle on Queensboro Bridge lower level westbound between Queens Side and Manhattan Side right lane blocked.

• Disabled vehicle on I-495 eastbound approaching Exit 21 – 108th Stleft lane blocked until further notice

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound between Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Exit 13 – I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy; Jackie Robinson Pkwy.

• Accident on I-278 eastbound at Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy left and center lanes blocked.

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

Sports
• The Nets (15-25) fell to the Toronto Raptors in overtime, 114-113.

• St. John’s (10-6) hosts rival Georgetown at MSG. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m.

Festival: First Look 2018 
Through Jan 15th  

The museum’s festival of innovative new international cinema including more than two dozen programs, featuring formally inventive new works that seek to redefine the art form while engaging in a wide range of subjects and styles. Click here for cinema schedule.
Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria.

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What’s On TV Tonight

NCIS – (CBS, 8PM) – After a seemingly happy and successful Navy lieutenant appears to have taken her own life, Gibbs and the team conduct a thorough investigation, interviewing family and friends from her past and present.

This Is Us – (NBC, 9PM) – The Pearsons come together under unexpected circumstances. Meanwhile, Jack surprises the family with a summer vacation.

Major Crimes (TNT, 9PM) – In the series finale, Lt. Tao is stuck in a room with a potential bomb; Provenza finally identifies the real Ms. Bechtal; and Major Crimes comes face-to-face for the very last time with Phillip Stroh.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Batman Begins- After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.

Hulu: Scrubs Season 8 – This year, John, “J.D.” Dorian and his fellow residents have their hands full with a group of bumbling new interns.

Amazon Video: Psych Season 1 – When the Santa Barbara police department hit a wall on a high profile kidnapping case, they reluctantly hire Shawn Spencer, the town’s newest psychic detective, to help solve the crime.

Real Estate

• For Rent – Middle Village – Duplex features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large living room, dining room, and modern kitchen. Asking $2,700/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Flushing – Large and lovely 6 room end-unit co-op features 3 BRs, hardwood floors throughout, plenty of windows & closets, updated bath. Asking $388,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

Local Eats of the Day

• Petey’s Burger
Located at 30-17 30th Ave.

Enjoy their Combo Cheeseburger #2 served with 100% pure USA beef patty with lettuce, tomato, onion, and a slice of real American cheese on a freshly baked bun. Includes fries and a drink for $10.95.

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

Local Events 
• Kew Gardens 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 9 Monthly Meeting. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 213.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
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January 9th, 2018 at 4:39 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by MK Vision Center in Forest Hills

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Tuesday, January 9
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow operations. Meters are still in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 41 degrees.

Top Stories
• Special Counsel Robert Muller’s investigators will likely seek an interview with President Trump in the coming weeks on the Russia probe.

• North Korea will send athletes to participate in the Winter Olympics in South Korea as part of groundbreaking meetings between the two countries.

• President Trump moved to end special protections for Salvadorian immigrants, which could force 200,000 people to leave the U.S.

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Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with Watercolor  Sat Jan 13th  1:30-3:30pm  Bring an image you would like to paint. Supplies provided, beginners welcome. Event is free but space is limited, RSVP to hold spot tocultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov.  Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Flushing
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Queens News
• Port Authority has launched an investigation into the water pipe break debacle at JFK Airport.

• The city’s first all-electric buses will hit the streets today, including a route that goes between Queens and Brooklyn.

• Knicks forward Enes Kanter visited an Oakland Gardens school to host a basketball clinic.

Politics
• Sorry Sloppy Steve! The White House is rejecting Bannon’s apology over his comments in “Fire and Fury.”

• Trump appeared to mouth the wrong words to the national anthem.

Entertainment
• The Weeknd is cutting ties with H&M over the retailer’s racially insensitive kids’ sweater.

Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech has sparked widespread rumors about a potential 2020 presidential run.

Buzzing Back

• In 1979 Pop luminaries gather at the U.N. for the Music for UNICEF concert.  The biggest names in music get together for this concert, which was inspired bythis fundraising concert.

• In 1935 actor Bob Denver is born in New Rochelle, New York.  You may remember him best for his portrayal of this character.

Opinion
• The Daily News recalls nearly a year’s worth of Donald Trump’s impetuous outbursts.

• The Post says the new law requiring buildings to post A to F grades on energy efficiency is misleading.

In the Blogs
• Queens Assemblyman Ed Braunstein is bringing back Valentines for Vets this year.

• Learn more about housing enrollment at a free event for homeowners and tenants at Maspeth Town Hall.

Trending in New York
Bama
Hurts
#TheBachelor
Kendrick Lamar
#BlackPanther

Scoreboard
• The Nets (15-25) fell to the Toronto Raptors in overtime, 114-113.

• St. John’s (10-6) hosts rival Georgetown at MSG. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m.

• Alabama beat Georgia 26-23 in an overtime thriller to win its 11th college football national championship.

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

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Festival: First Look 2018  Through Jan 15th  The museum’s festival of innovative new international cinema including more than two dozen programs, featuring formally inventive new works that seek to redefine the art form while engaging in a wide range of subjects and styles. Click here for cinema schedule.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Two of the city’s biggest real estate projects are taking place on Northern Boulevard, one in LIC and one in Bayside.

• For Sale - Middle Village – Large, detached 3 family on a 69×112 s/f lot, totally renovated.  New plumbing, electric, floors, walls, ceilings, kitchens & bath.  Full finished basement, pvt driveway.  Asking $1.588M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Sale – Woodhaven – New Listing!  Large 1 BR co-op w/ bright EIK, spacious LR, DR, plenty of closets.  Southern exposure w/ yard.  Close to all.  Asking $205,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Queens Village – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 87-40 Francis Lewis Boulevard for $160,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Facebook is ending M, its virtual personal chatbot assistant.

• Amazon is putting its Alexa assistant into several Windows PCs.

Events
Kew Gardens9:30 a.m. – Queens Borough Cabinet reviews car-share pilot program. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Woodside2:45 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, parents call on Department of Transportation to address dangerous intersections. PS 11, 54-25 Skillman Ave.

Kew Gardens - 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 9 Monthly Meeting. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 213.

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January 9th, 2018 at 4:36 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Trump administration ends immigration protections for 200,000 Salvadorans, Traveler woes continue at JFK Airport

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Monday, January 8

Top Stories 
• The Trump administration announced it will end the Temporary Protected Status of nearly 200,000 Salvadorans.

• Three people were injured after a fire broke out on the roof of Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan.

Queens News
• Travelers at JFK Airport were still stranded as officials investigated a broken water pipe that added to delays.

• Mary Audrey Gallagher, the mother of Councilman Daniel Dromm and founding member of the Queens chapter of PFLAG, passed away at the age of 85 from a major heart attack.

• Queens led the five boroughs with the fewest traffic fatalities in 2017, setting a new record low for the borough.

Subway Status 
• Northbound C trains are running express from Broadway Junction to Hoyt Schermerhorn because of ice on the tracks at Nostrand Av. Expect delays in A and C train service.

• N service has resumed following an earlier incident involving a train with mechanical problems at Avenue U.

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

Traffic 
• Accident on I-495 eastbound approaching Exit 24 – Kissena Blvd / 164th St right lane blocked.

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

Sports
• The Knicks (19-21) beat the Dallas Mavericks, 100-96

• The Nets (15-24) will face the Toronto Raptors tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (21-18-4) beat the New Jersey Devils, 5-4.

• The Rangers (22-15-5) fell to the Vegas Golden Knights, 2-1.

New Ideas to New Ventures
Mon Jan 8th 6pm
This workshop helps participants develop their business idea, organize their start-up process and create a strategy to launch their business.  RSVP
Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Room G110, Kew Gardens.

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What’s On TV Tonight

David Bowie: The Last Five Years (HBO, 8PM) – A profile of David Bowie (1947-2016) focuses on the output from his last three years, including the albums “The Next Day” (2013) and “Blackstar ” (2016), and the musical “Lazarus”.

Better Late than Never (NBC, 9PM) – The guys head to Berlin in the hopes of finding Henry’s roots. Along the way, they check into a communist hotel, meet a bear, visit the Berlin wall, have a surprise run in with Al Roker and are treated to a special performance from David Hasselhoff.

The Good Doctor (ABC, 10PM) – Dr. Marcus Andrews enlists Dr. Neil Melendez on a very sensitive kidney transplant between a pair of twins whose lives intersect in more ways than one.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: The Shawshank Redemption – Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Hulu: The Phantom of Opera – A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House.

Amazon Video: Doctor Who Season 10 – Peter Capaldi embarks on his thrilling final chapter as the Twelfth Doctor with brand new companion Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts and the return of Matt Lucas as Nardole.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Howard Beach - Rare 2 family home on 80×100 lot. 4 BRs, 2 bath total. Beautiful backyard, finished basement w/ separate entrance, family room, washer/dryer. Asking $995,000   Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Sale – Woodhaven North - Detached 1 family features 5 BRs, EIK, access to yard from 1st floor. Gas heat, lots of sunlight, 2 blocks to trains & shopping. Asking $558,000. Lou Pastorini  917-797-7567

Local Eats of the Day

 Sanfords Restaurant
Located at 3013 Broadway.

Enjoy an order of their Truffle Mac-N-Cheese for $15.

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

Local Events 
• Kew Gardens – 6 p.m. – New Ideas to New Ventures.  Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Room G110

• Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Regional State of the State presentation. The Harvest Room, 90-40 160th St.

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Monthly Meeting.  Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St.

• Bayside – 7:30 pm – Community Board 11 Monthly Meeting. MS 158, 46-35 Oceania St.

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January 9th, 2018 at 4:33 pm

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Morning Buzz: Chaos at JFK Airport, Bannon apologizes for Don Jr comments

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Monday, January 8
Alternate Side Parking rules will be suspended today through Wednesday, January 10 for snow operations. Parking meters will remain in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 35 degrees.

Top Stories
• Steve Bannon apologized for not responding sooner to comments attributed to him that were critical of Donald Trump Jr. in the book, “Fire and Fury.”

• In support of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, Hollywood’s biggest actresses wore black and brought along activists to the 75th Annual Golden Globes Awards.

• View these spectacular photos of the city after the “bomb cyclone” hit the five boroughs last Thursday.

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New Ideas to New Ventures  Mon Jan 8th 6pm  This workshop helps participants develop their business idea, organize their start-up process and create a strategy to launch their business.  RSVP  Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Room G110, Kew Gardens
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Queens News
• There was chaos at JFK Airport following a water main break and weather delays. Meanwhile, a man attempted to smuggle a gun onto an airplane but was arrested.

• A 60-year-old woman was killed in an Oakland Gardens blaze on Sundaymorning.

• During the drop in temperature, the city has been hit with 22,000 heat and hot water complaints from freezing renters.

Politics
• President Trump spent the weekend defending his mental fitness by calling himself a “very stable genius.”

• Donors reconsider support for Democrat senators who urged Al Franken to resign.

Entertainment
• See who won big at this year’s Golden Globes Awards.

Weekend Box Office
• Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: $36 million
• Insidious: The Last Key: $29.3 million
• Star Wars: The Last Jedi: $23.6 million
 The Greatest Showman: $13.8 million
• Pitch Perfect 3: $10.2 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2011 Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is injured in shooting rampage.  A plaque was placed at the scene of the accident to remember the victims.

• In 1935, the “King of Rock & Roll” Elvis Presley is born in Tupelo, Mississippi.  In 1956 he had his first #1 hit with this song.  Also on this day another rock icon was born.  Guess you guess who?

Opinion
• A Post columnist suggested that the country is still better off with Trump than with Hillary Clinton.

• Don’t be alarmed when your child lies to you. It means they are intelligent, according to a Times columnist.

In the Blogs
• Interested in learning more about the new bike lanes on Queens Blvd. and providing some feedback? Attend this upcoming workshop.

• Enjoy fantastic fish and cocktails at the Aquarius Winter Festival.

Trending in New York
• Oprah
• #TheTruthHasAVoice
• Three Billboards
• Lady Bird
• #BigLittleLies

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (19-21) beat the Dallas Mavericks, 100-96

• The Nets (15-24) will face the Toronto Raptors tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (21-18-4) beat the New Jersey Devils, 5-4.

• The Rangers (22-15-5) fell to the Vegas Golden Knights, 2-1.

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

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Savoy! Dancing through the Swing Era  Sun Jan 14th 2pm  Tap your feet to authentic jazz music from the 1920-40s by Big Band greats such as Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman and enjoy the high energy Lindy Hop dance that began during this time.  $10  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Real Estate
• JFK Airport’s luxury pet terminal, the Ark, is very close to closing down almost one year after opening. They claimed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is directing business elsewhere.

• For Sale – Middle Village - Large brick two family on a 49×100 s/f lot.  6 rooms, 3 BRs each pt, full finished basement, 2 car garage, pvt driveway, large yard.  Asking $1.475M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Large commercial space in Condo building features hallway, large front space, bath and back office.  Heat/Hot Water included.  Asking $2,000/month  Castoria Real Estate  718-388-9830

• Sold – East Elmhurst – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,900-square-foot, multi-family home at 32-51 84th St. for $1,048,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• A man entered a Chase Bank at 60-67 Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood and slipped a note to a 20-year-old teller demanding money. The teller complied and the suspect fled with $1000 in cash. The suspect is a white bearded male between 25 to 30 years old and was seen wearing a gray hoodie and black coat.

Events
• Woodside – 10:45 a.m. – Mayor de Blasio will join the Department of Transportation and NYPD to announce the latest progress under the City’s Vision Zero initiative. NYPD Shop 1 Fleet Services Division, 53-15 58th Street

• Kew Gardens – 6 p.m. – New Ideas to New Ventures.  Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Room G110

• Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Regional State of the State presentation. The Harvest Room, 90-40 160th St.

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Monthly Meeting.  Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St.

• Bayside – 7:30 pm – Community Board 11 Monthly Meeting. MS 158, 46-35 Oceania St.

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January 8th, 2018 at 4:37 pm

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