Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Afternoon Buzz: U.S. and Britain limit electronics on Mideast flights, Cab driver arrested for hitting rival with tire iron

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Tuesday, March 21

Top Stories 
• The U.S. and Britain banned certain electronics on flights from several Muslim-majority countries.

• Mayor De Blasio blamed the increase in subway hate crimes on the election of President Trump.

Queens News
• A cab driver was arrested for hitting a rival driver in the head with a tire iron at JFK Airport.

• Police are searching for a man who stalked and attacked a woman in her apartment building in Sunnyside.

• A man allegedly killed his girlfriend’s dog during an argument by tossing it from a balcony in Flushing.

Subway Status 
• N, Q, R and W trains are running with delays after an earlier incident at Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.

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

Traffic 
• Accident on I-495 westbound approaching Exit 20 – Junction Blvd / Queens Blvd right lane blocked

• Delays on I-278 westbound between NY 25; Queens Blvd and Morgan Ave.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / Queens Blvd and Exit 27 – Clearview Expwy I-295 / Throgs Neck Bridge.

• Delays on Grand Central Parkway eastbound between 69th Rd and Exit 18 – Utopia Parkway.

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

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Rd; Ramp and Exit 5 – 101st Ave.

• Delays on I-495 westbound between 164th St and NY 25.

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

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

Sports
• The Nets welcome the Detroit Pistons to Brooklyn. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers head to New Jersey to take on the Devils. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

The Flash (CW, 8 p.m.) – Kara and Barry wake up without their powers in an alternate reality where life is like a musical and the only way to escape is by following the script.

Bones (Fox, 9 p.m.) – News of Kovac’s escape sends Booth scurrying to protect himself and those closest to him from the killer’s most dangerous plan to date. Meanwhile, Brennan testifies on Zach’s behalf at his trial.

• Chicago Fire (NBC, 10 p.m.) – When a turf war escalates, truck and squad members find themselves caught in the middle as unsuspecting hostages when a group of armed gang members take cover and assume control over Firehouse 51.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Bob’s Burgers Season One – Bob Belcher, along with his wife and three children, try to run their last hope of holding the family together, which is running Bob’s dream restaurant.

• Amazon Video: Orphan Black Season One - A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.

• Hulu: Seinfeld Season One – The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Rego Park – Co-op with 3 rooms, 1 bedroom, large living room.  Pet friendly, 24 hr. super on premises.  Close to subway and shopping.  Asking $225,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Rent - 70th Avenue, Ridgewood - Fully renovated 3 bedroom, box layout apt.  Lots of closet space, EIK, LR, DR, full bath.  Heat/Hot Water included.  Asking $2300/month  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

Local Eats of the Day

• F. Ottomanelli Burgers & Belgian Fries
Located at 60-15 Woodside Ave.

Enjoy their popular Caramelized Onion Burger with a side of Belgian fries.

Click here to view their menu.

Local Events 
• Kew Gardens – 6:30 p.m. – School Construction Authority presents amendments to capital plan at Queens Parent Advisory Board meeting. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 1 monthly meeting. Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.

• Ozone Park 7:30 p.m. – Ozone Park Civic Assoc Meeting.  164-14 Crossbay Blvd.

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

Tech Tip of the Day 

• Font Change: You can increase the font size on Microsoft Word by using CTRL + Shift + > (PC) or CMD + Shift + > (Mac).
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March 21st, 2017 at 4:07 pm

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Morning Buzz: Ulrich won’t run for mayor, FBI investigating Trump campaign ties to Russia

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Tuesday, March 21

Weather
• Partly cloudy and warm with a high of 58.

Top Stories
• The FBI has been investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia and refuted claims of wiretapping Trump Tower.

• House Republicans are making tweaks to the Obamacare replacement bill in hopes it will garner enough votes.

• Police saved yet another teen who fell through thin ice in Central Park and plunged into frigid waters.

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Queens News
• A Jamaica woman was shot in the ankle as a bullet smashed through her window and onto her bed.

• A Flushing veterans hall warned it may shut down after facing fines for boiler violations.

• Riders are growing increasingly frustrated with the homeless problem at a Jamaica train station.

Politics
• Queens Councilman Eric Ulrich announced he’s not running for mayor.

• Preet Bharara’s next move may be to a university, a prestigious law firm or even politics.

Entertainment
• Get Out’s Jordan Peele will receive the CinemaCon Director of the Year award.

• The Power Rangers movie is introducing its first gay character in the Yellow Ranger.

Buzzing Back

• In 1871 Stanley begins search for Livingstone

• In 1962 actor Matthew Broderick is born in NYC, New York

Opinion
• The Daily News says Americans should be deeply disturbed that Trump is living in an alternate reality.

• The Post remembers David Rockefeller and the contributions he made to New York City.

In the Blogs
• Police arrested a Queens man for impersonating a police office in Astoria.

• A Woodside legislator introduced a new bill to enhance worker safety on construction projects.

Trending in New York
• No. 4
• #BatesMotel
• #MoviesThatStink
• Sade
• #Quantico

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (27-42) fell short against the Los Angeles Clippers, 114-105.

• The Nets (13-56) welcome the Detroit Pistons to Brooklyn. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (45-24-3) head to New Jersey to take on the Devils. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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

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Real Estate
• U.S. bank regulators may increase the commercial loan threshold for requiring appraisals to $400,000.

• For Sale – Rego Park – Co-op with 3 rooms, 1 bedroom, large living room.  Pet friendly, 24 hr. super on premises.  Close to subway and shopping.  Asking $225,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700 

• For Rent - 70th Avenue, Ridgewood - Fully renovated 3 bedroom, box layout apt.  Lots of closet space, EIK, LR, DR, full bath.  Heat/Hot Water included.  Asking $2300/month  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Ozone Park – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom house at 90-02 107th Avenue for $670,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Samsung is unveiling its new digital voice assistant, Bixby, on the upcoming Galaxy S8.

• Twitter is aiming to improve its live video function to better compete with Facebook.

Events
• Corona – 11:30 a.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce Annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon & Celebration. Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St.

• LIC – 11:30 a.m. – New York advisory committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ public meeting. CUNY Law School, 2 Court Sq.

• Kew Gardens – 6:30 p.m. – School Construction Authority presents amendments to capital plan at Queens Parent Advisory Board meeting. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 1 monthly meeting. Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.

• Ozone Park - 7:30 p.m. – Ozone Park Civic Assoc Meeting.  164-14 Crossbay Blvd.

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

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March 21st, 2017 at 4:01 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: FBI says they have no evidence to support Trump wiretapping claim, Homophobic graffiti found outside elected officials’ offices

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Monday, March 20

Top Stories 
• FBI Director James Comey said there’s no evidence to support President Trump’s claims of wiretapping.

• Senators began the confirmation hearing for Neil Gorsuch to take the vacant Supreme Court seat. 

Queens News
Homophobic graffiti was found sprayed outside the office of elected officials in Astoria.

• Police are investigating the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl in Elmhurst.

• The Queens Night Market is returning with tickets to keep crowds under control.

Subway Status 
• Due to track maintenance at Mets-Willets Point, 7 trains are running with delays in both directions.

• Following an earlier incident at Avenue X, F train service has resumed with delays.

• Following an earlier incident between Kings Hwy and Prospect Park, Q train service has resumed with delays.

• Following an earlier incident at Astoria-Ditmars Blvd, N and W train service has resumed with delays.

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

Traffic 
• Accident on I-495 westbound approaching Exit 20 – Junction Boulevard / Queens Boulevard (New York) right lane blocked.

• Delays on Grand Central Parkway westbound between 35th Street (New York) and START ROUTE Grand Central Parkway; I-278; Exit – 29th Street (New York).

• Delays on I-678 southbound between Union Turnpike (New York) and Hillside Avenue (New York).

• Delays on I-278 westbound between NY 25; Queens Boulevard (New York) and Morgan Avenue (New York).

• Accident on I-278 westbound approaching Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (New York) left lane blocked.

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

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

Sports
• The Knicks are traveling to Los Angeles to take on the Clippers. Tip-off is 10:30 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

Dancing with the Stars (ABC, 8 p.m.) – The 24th-season opener begins with 12 celebrities, including Mr. T; Simone Biles; Nancy Kerrigan; Chris Kattan; Rashad Jennings; Heather Morris; and David Ross.

Jane the Virgin (CW, 9 p.m.) – Jane runs for Room Mom against Petra. Meanwhile, Alba seeks to impress her crush, but it doesn’t go quite as she intended.

Humans (AMC, 10 p.m.) – Mattie reveals the synths’ agenda and seeks out Max’s help; Karen makes a life-altering decision; and Mia and Hester break into the Silo. Then, Niska and Astrid prepare to return to Berlin; and Joe leaves Laura shell-shocked.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Scrubs Season One – In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John “J.D” Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.

Hulu: The Mindy Project Season One – A young Ob/Gyn doctor balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office.

Amazon Prime: Deep Impact – Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive.

Real Estate

• For Sale – 807 Woodward Avenue, Ridgewood – Three family brick w/ 9 bedrooms, 3 bath total.  1st floor has access to large yard w/ deck.  Roof w/ separate entrance, new boiler.  Asking $1,449,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Sale – Richmond Hill – Two family, 6 rooms over 5 rooms, + walk up attic.  5 bedrooms, nice yard, close to schools, train & shopping.  Good for 1031 exchange.  Asking $594,000  Lou Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips  917-797-7567

Local Eats of the Day

Cafe Triskell
Located at 3304 36th Ave.

Enjoy their popular Croque Monsieur Sandwich or a Lemon and Sugar Crepe with Berry Compote.

Click here to view their menu and place an order.

Local Events 
• Briarwood – 7 p.m. – Kiwanis Club New York Division presents check to Hour Children. Flag Ship Dinner, 138-30 Queens Blvd.

Tech Tip of the Day 

Youtube Shortcut: You can mute/ unmute a video by pressing M (PC & Mac). You can also activate captions by pressing C (PC & Mac).
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March 21st, 2017 at 9:35 am

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Morning Buzz: Niece accused of hacking aunt to death with meat cleaver, Iconic newspaperman and Queens native Jimmy Breslin dead at 88

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Monday, March 20
Weather
• Sunny with a high of 51 degrees.

Top Stories
• Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry died over the weekend. He was 90 years old.

• New video of the ex-con, who struck and killed an EMT with her own ambulance, shows the man going berserk on cops the month before.

• Iconic New York City newspaper columnist and Queens native Jimmy Breslin passed away at 88.

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Queens News
• Police arrested a woman for allegedly hacking her 50-year-old aunt to death with a meat cleaver in their Queens home.

An NYPD officer’s gun accidentally went off during a traffic stop in Hollis.

• Police charged a Long Island man with a hate crime for attacking two transgender women in Jackson Heights. 

Politics
• Senator Chuck Schumer said President Donald Trump’s budget cuts will weaken national security. 

• Governor Andrew Cuomo said Rikers Island must be closed and floated Wards Island as a possible alternative. 

Entertainment
• Actor Tim Allen compared being a conservative in Hollywood to living in Nazi Germany. 

Weekend Box Office
 Beauty and the Beast (2017) – $170 million
• Kong: Skull Island - $28 million
Logan – $17 million
Get Out – $13 million
The Shack – $6.1 million
Buzzing Back

• In 1982 Joan Jett tops the pop charts with “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”

• In 1957 film director Spike Lee is born in Atlanta, Georgia

Opinion
• Not even death could silence the voice of Jimmy Breslin, the NY Daily News says.

• The killing of a Bronx EMT is a reminder that our protectors are at risk, the NY Post says.

In the Blogs
• The MTA announced the L train shutdown will only be 15 months instead of 18 and is being pushed to April 2019. 

The Spring on Skillman restaurant week is starting March 22.

Trending in New York
Duke
Lonzo Ball
#TalkingDead
#WWHL
D’Angelo Russell

Scoreboard
The Sweet 16 is set. See all the big winners and upsets from the first weekend of the NCAA tournament.

• The Nets (13-56) fell to the Mavericks at home, 111-104.

• The Knicks (27-42) are traveling to Los Angeles to take on the Clippers. Tip-off is 10:30 p.m.

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

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Veteran’s Job & Resource Fair Mon Mar 20th 10am-3pm Many employment opportunities! Bring your resume & DD-214 form. Venue is handicapped accessible. RSVP 718-523-3069 Knights of Columbus, 330 Beach 90th Street, Rockaway Beach
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Real Estate
• Is Rikers Island the next great real estate opportunity? 

• For Sale – 807 Woodward Avenue, Ridgewood – Three family brick w/ 9 bedrooms, 3 bath total.  1st floor has access to large yard w/ deck.  Roof w/ separate entrance, new boiler.  Asking $1,449,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Sale – Richmond Hill – Two family, 6 rooms over 5 rooms, + walk up attic.  5 bedrooms, nice yard, close to schools, train & shopping.  Good for 1031 exchange.  Asking $594,000  Lou Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips  917-797-7567

• Sold – Long Island City – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment on 21st Street for $1.1 million. Zillow.

Events
LIC - 9 a.m. – New York City Council members Daniel Dromm and Vanessa Gibson speak at the New York Advisory Committee’s U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, CUNY School of Law, 2 Court Square W.

Rockaway Beach - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Veteran’s Job & Resource Fair.  Knights of Columbus, 330 Beach 90th Street.

Flushing - 2 p.m. – Veterans rally to fight against City’s war on veterans. V.F.W. Post 3427, 136-06 Horace Harding Expressway.

Briarwood – 7 p.m. – Kiwanis Club New York Division presents check to Hour Children. Flag Ship Dinner, 138-30 Queens Blvd.

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March 21st, 2017 at 9:23 am

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Afternoon Buzz: MetroCard fares and tolls set to rise this weekend, Queens councilman gets mistaken for escort in phone mix-up

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Friday, March 17

Top Stories 
• A laptop with floor plans for Trump Tower and information on Hillary Clinton‘s email investigation has been stolen.

• Fares for unlimited MetroCards and bridge and tunnel tolls will rise this Sunday.

Queens News
• Queens Councilman Eric Ulrich keeps getting calls for escort services on his cell phone.

• Cops are looking for a man who robbed a pregnant woman inside a building elevator.

• Police arrested a man in connection with a sexual assault inside a Queens beauty salon.

Subway Status 
• Following an earlier incident at Fresh Pond Rd, M train service has resumed with delays.

• 7 Hudson Yards-bound trains skip 69, 52, 46, 40 and 33 Sts.

• Due to a sick passenger at Myrtle Av, Canarsie bound L trains are running with delays.

• N Astoria-bound trains run via the D from Stillwell Av to 36 St.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on Grand Central Parkway westbound between Exit 4 – I-278; West B-Q Expressway (New York) and START ROUTE Grand Central Parkway; I-278; Exit – 29th Street (New York).

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Metropolitan Avenue; Williamsburg Bridge (New York) and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (New York).

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between RFK Bridge; Queens Leg (New York) and Bronx River Parkway (New York).

• Accident on Grand Central Parkway eastbound at Exit 11 – Jewel Avenue; Ramp (New York) right lane blocked.

• Misplaced tractor trailer on Grand Central Parkway eastbound approaching Exit 13 – I-678 – Van Wyck Expressway; Jackie Robinson Parkway (New York) right lane blocked.

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

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

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

• Accident on I-495 westbound just past Exit 29 – Springfield Boulevard (New York) left lane blocked.

• Disabled vehicle on Belt System – Laurelton Parkway southbound at South Conduit Avenue; Ramp (New York) right lane blocked.

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

Sports
Tonight
•  The Rangers (44-24-2) take on Florida at MSG. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• The Nets (13-54) host the Celtics in Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Islanders and Columbus skate in Brooklyn at 1 p.m.
• The Rangers are in Minnesota for a 7 p.m. contest with the Wild.
Sunday
• The Nets are at home against Dallas in a noon matinee.

What’s On TV Tonight

The Originals (CW, 8 p.m.) – On the fifth anniversary of Klaus’ defeat, Marcel is king of the city and welcomes the un-sired vampires to New Orleans, only to find they pose an unexpected threat to his rule, which leads him to seek counsel from an unlikely source.

Grimm (NBC, 8 p.m.) – A mysterious portal takes Eve and Nick on a surprising journey. Meanwhile, an uneasy alliance is established when Capt. Renard is brought in to help and discovers this all may be connected to the person he cares for the most.

Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives (FOOD, 9 p.m.) – Guy heads south of the border to Cancun, Mexico, visiting an authentic, family-owned spot where grandma cooks real-deal rellenos and chicharron gorditas. Then, he stops at an underground joint pairing urban art with pork and seared tuna.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Iron Fist Season One- A young man is bestowed with incredible martial arts skills and a mystical force known as the Iron Fist.

Hulu: The Goldbergs Season One – This ABC show takes place in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania in the 1980s and follows the lives of a family named The Goldbergs.

Amazon Video: John Adams Season One – From HBO Films comes this Emmy(R)-winning, seven-part miniseries starring Paul Giamatti as John Adams, the Founding Father and 2nd President of the U.S who played a pivotal role in fostering the American Revolution and building a republic.

Real Estate

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Mar 18th 1-3pm  55-19 Andrews Avenue, Maspeth  Semi detached, 2 family w/ 3 bedrooms each apt. Semi finished basement, wood floors, 1 car garage, yard.  1st floor vacant on title.  Asking $875,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-782-4411

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Mar 19th 1-4pm  57-15 69th Lane, Maspeth  New Listing!  Move in Ready Condo! Two large bedrooms, LR, Kitchen, 2 full bath, washer/dryer in unit on first floor.  Must see!  Asking $369,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

Local Eats of the Day

Fame Diner
Located at 69-67 Grand Ave.

Enjoy their popular Fame Deluxe Appy or a Jumbo Cheeseburger.

Click here to view their menu and place an order.

Local Events 
• Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – Legal Aid Society: Know Your Rights! St. George’s Episcopal Church, 135-32 38th Ave.
• Flushing – 7 to 8:30 p.m. – Nocturnal Hike. Albert H. Mauro Playground, Park Dr. East & 73rd Terrace
• Middle Village – 8 p.m. – Something’s Afoot. Maggie’s Little Theater, 66-05 79th Pl.
• Astoria – 8 p.m. – Some Night. Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Rd.
• Corona – 8 p.m. – Calpulli Mexican Dance company. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. South
• Bayside – 8:30 p.m. – Wine, Women & Song. Theater by the Bay, 13-00 209th St.

Sunday
• Queens – All Day Event – Queens World Film Festival
• Corona – 1 to 4 p.m. – Earth Day Celebration. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
• Bayside – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Women’s History Month Hike. Alley Pond Park, 46th Ave. & Cloverdale Blvd.
• Corona – 1:30 to 5 p.m. – Little Makers: Hand Sewing. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.
• Woodhaven – 2 p.m. – Coffee and Chat with State Senator Michael Gianaris. Avenue Diner, 91-06 Jamaica Ave.
• Astoria – 2 p.m. – Screening of The Age of Innocence. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
 Middle Village – 2:30 p.m. – Something’s Afoot.  Maggie’s Little Theatre, 66-05 79th Pl.
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – Wine, Women & Song. Theatre by the Bay, 13-00 209th St.
• Corona – 3 p.m. – Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. South
 Bayside – 3 p.m. – Billy Porter in Concert.  Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave.
• Kew Gardens – 3 p.m. – Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Helen Marshall. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.
 Astoria – 6 p.m. – Some Night. Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Rd.
• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Screening of Gangs of New York. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Tech Tip of the Day 

Google Easter Egg: You can play the classic Atari Breakout on Google by searching Atari Breakout on Google Images.
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March 20th, 2017 at 7:05 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Robert Miklos, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Attorney

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Friday, March 17
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are still in effect.

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 42. Snow on Saturday will turn into rain later in the day. High of 39. Expect snow on Sunday morning with a high of 42.

Top Stories
• Mayor de Blasio will not face criminal charges in his fundraising probe, but prosecutors denounced his behavior.

• President Trump unveiled his budget, which boosts military spending and cuts many domestic programs.

• A Bronx man stole an ambulance and drove it into two FDNY medics, killing one and injuring the other.

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Queens News
• A pro-Trump traveler at JFK has been indicted on hate crime charges for kicking and mocking a Muslim worker.

• A five-story annex will replace six classroom trailers at a Corona elementary school.

• A 50-year-old woman was found stabbed to death inside her Rochdale home.

Politics
• The lack of indictments against de Blasio means only lesser-known Democrats will challenge the mayor in a primary.

• Queens Councilman Eric Ulrich will make an announcement next week about a possible mayoral bid.

Entertainment
• Mets pitcher Matt Harvey and supermodel Adriana Lima were caught kissing inside a Miami restaurant.

• Chelsea Clinton wrote a children’s book called “She Persisted” that will come out in May.

Buzzing Back

• In 1762, the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held.

• In 1951, actor Kurt Russell is born in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Opinion
• The Daily News says de Blasio didn’t commit a crime, but will forever be tainted by his cynical self-advancement.

• The Post says de Blasio is still incompetent at tackling issues like homelessness and failing schools.

In the Blogs
• You can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a U2 cover band at Resorts World Casino.

• Queens Chamber of Commerce is hosting its St. Patrick’s Day luncheon next week.

Trending in New York
#Scandal
Rick Ross
As for God
WBCxESPN
PlatanoPower

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (27-42) fell to the Nets (13-54) again, 121-110.

• The Islanders (33-26-11) lost to the Jets, 4-2.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers (44-24-2) take on Florida at MSG. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• The Nets (13-54) host the Celtics in Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Islanders and Columbus skate in Brooklyn at 1 p.m.
• The Rangers are in Minnesota for a 7 p.m. contest with the Wild.
Sunday
• The Nets are at home against Dallas in a noon matinee.

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

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St. Patrick’s Day Fri Mar 17th Irish Breakfast at 8am, enjoy traditional food all day, live music starts at 5pm. O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Drive, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• LargaVista Companies bought a 50,000-square-foot warehouse in Long Island City for $27 million.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Mar 18th 1-3pm  55-19 Andrews Avenue, Maspeth  Semi detached, 2 family w/ 3 bedrooms each apt. Semi finished basement, wood floors, 1 car garage, yard.  1st floor vacant on title.  Asking $875,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-782-4411

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Mar 19th 1-4pm  57-15 69th Lane, Maspeth  New Listing!  Move in Ready Condo! Two large bedrooms, LR, Kitchen, 2 full bath, washer/dryer in unit on first floor.  Must see!  Asking $369,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Woodside – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,000-square-foot house at 35-12 65th Street for $699,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Looking for fried food? Gothamist suggests the atomic fire balls at Queens Comfort.

• Eater names Astoria’s Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden as a classic restaurant every New Yorker must try.

Restaurant ABC’s – Corona
Grade A – El Malecon, 100-14 Northern Blvd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees
Grade B – El Parroqueno, 102-03 Northern Blvd. – Food cross-contaminated, Sanitized equipment improperly stored
Grade C – Las Llaves de Chile, 108-02 Northern Blvd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice, No hand-washing facility

Events
Queens – All Day Event – Queens World Film Festival

Maspeth – 8 a.m. – St. Patrick’s Day: 8 a.m. Irish Breakfast, Traditional food all day, Music at 5 p.m. O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Dr.

Woodside – 8 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer attends Irish Arts Center’s 7th annual Book Day. Roosevelt Ave. and 61st St.

Bayside – 8:30 a.m. – Councilman Barry Grodenchik addresses students on Student Voter Registration Day. Cardozo High School, 57-00 223rd St.

Astoria – 7 p.m. – Screening of The Age of Innocence. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Astoria – 8 p.m. – Some Night. Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Rd.

Jamaica – 8 p.m. – St Pat’s Day Celebration with U2 and Oasis cover band. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

LIC – 10 p.m. – St. Patrick’s Day Beer Garden Party. Studio Square, 35-33 36th St.

Saturday
Elmhurst – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Flea Market. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Queens – All Day Event – Queens World Film Festival
Flushing – 11 a.m. & 2:15 p.m. – Treehouse Shakers. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Astoria – Noon – Clothing Swap. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
Corona – 1:30 to 5 p.m. – Little Makers: Hand Sewing. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.
Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – Veterans of Foreign Wars Meeting. 47-53 43rd St.
Astoria – 2 p.m. – Screening of Gangs of New York. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – Legal Aid Society: Know Your Rights! St. George’s Episcopal Church, 135-32 38th Ave.
Flushing – 7 to 8:30 p.m. – Nocturnal Hike. Albert H. Mauro Playground, Park Dr. East & 73rd Terrace
Middle Village – 8 p.m. – Something’s Afoot. Maggie’s Little Theater, 66-05 79th Pl.
Astoria – 8 p.m. – Some Night. Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Rd.
Corona – 8 p.m. – Calpulli Mexican Dance company. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. South
Bayside – 8:30 p.m. – Wine, Women & Song. Theater by the Bay, 13-00 209th St.

Sunday
Queens – All Day Event – Queens World Film Festival
Corona – 1 to 4 p.m. – Earth Day Celebration. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Bayside – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Women’s History Month Hike. Alley Pond Park, 46th Ave. & Cloverdale Blvd.
Corona – 1:30 to 5 p.m. – Little Makers: Hand Sewing. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.
• Woodhaven – 2 p.m. – Coffee and Chat with State Senator Michael Gianaris. Avenue Diner, 91-06 Jamaica Ave.
Astoria – 2 p.m. – Screening of The Age of Innocence. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Middle Village – 2:30 p.m. – Something’s Afoot.  Maggie’s Little Theatre, 66-05 79th Pl.
Bayside – 3 p.m. – Wine, Women & Song. Theatre by the Bay, 13-00 209th St.
Corona – 3 p.m. – Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. South
Bayside – 3 p.m. – Billy Porter in Concert.  Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave.
• Kew Gardens – 3 p.m. – Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Helen Marshall. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.
Astoria – 6 p.m. – Some Night. Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Rd.
Astoria – 7 p.m. – Screening of Gangs of New York. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

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March 20th, 2017 at 7:00 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Trump releases budget outline, NYPD searching for burglar who robbed 30 homes

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Thursday, March 16

Top Stories 
• Trump released a $1.1 trillion budget outline that increases defense spending and cuts funding to the EPA and State Department.

• Federal prosecutors announced Mayor De Blasio will not face charges regarding his campaign’s fundraising.

Queens News
• Police are searching for a burglar who has broken into 30 homessince December and stolen $38,000 in goods.

• A Massachusetts man who attacked a Muslim JFK Airport worker was indicted on hate crime charges.

• The Cross Bay and Marine Parkway Bridges will receive cashless tolls next month.

Subway Status 
• Northbound 1, 2 and 3 trains are running with delays due to a rail condition at 59 St-Columbus Circle.

• Northbound 2 trains are running local from Times Sq-42 St to 96 St.

• Northbound 3 trains are running local from Chambers St to 96 St.

• Some northbound 2 trains are running on the 5 line from Nevins St to 149 St-Grand Concourse.

• 4, 5 and 6 trains are running with delays due to an earlier incident at Grand Central-42 St.

• N and R trains are running with delays due to an earlier incident at 86 St.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 3 – Astoria Blvd; Hoyt Ave and Morgan Ave

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between Greenpoint Ave and Exit 31 – Cross Island Parkway.

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

• Delays on Grand Central Parkway eastbound between 69th Rd and Exit 23 – Cross Island Parkway Winchester Ave.

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

• Delays on Grand Central Parkway westbound between Exit 7 – LaGuardia Airport and Exit 4 – I-278; West B-Q Expressway

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

Sports
• The Knicks (27-41) and Nets (12-54) are facing off at the Garden. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (33-25-11) are hosting the Jets at 7 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

• Grey’s Anatomy (ABC 8 p.m.) – Jackson and April must travel to Montana to operate on a young patient who requires a complex surgery. However, Jackson is having trouble concentrating on the task at hand, so April must step up and force him to focus.

• Scandal (ABC, 9 p.m.) – Rowan is caught off guard by someone from his past. Meanwhile, Olivia faces a momentous decision regarding the campaign; and flashbacks spotlight the details of Francisco Vargas’ assassination.

• The Blacklist Redemption (NBC, 10 p.m.) – Ruthless terrorists escape from a black-site prison in Manhattan, so Tom and the team lock down the city and try to track them down. Meanwhile, Scottie unearths clues about her late husband that could expose Tom’s identity.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: The Great British Baking Show: Season One – Bakers attempt three challenges each week trying to impress the judges enough to go through to the next round and eventually are crowned Britain’s best amateur baker.

• Hulu: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season One – This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

• Amazon Video: 24: Season One - Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.

Real Estate

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Mar 18th 1-3pm  311 Lexington Avenue, West Hempstead.  Spacious mother-daughter home with huge backyard on lovely block. Asking $549,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Mar 19th 1-3pm  160-39 96th Street, Howard Beach.  Beautiful one family detached home.  First floor has fireplace, FDR w/ sliding glass doors to a 2 car garage, shed, hot tub w/ gazebo.  4 bedrooms, 1.5 bath total. Finished basement w/ washer/dryer, 1/2 bath.  Asking $679,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

Local Eats of the Day

• Saw Shack 
Located at 84-22 37th Ave

Enjoy their popular General Tso’s Chicken or an order of Lo Mein.

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

Local Events 
• Astoria – 6 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks at East River Kiwanis Club Foundation Inc.’s 89th Annual Golden Gloves Fundraiser. Chian Federation, 44th St and Broadway,

• LIC – 6:30 p.m. – Small Business Seminar: Access to Capital and Navigating Government LaGuardia College, 31-10 Thomson Ave.

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

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

• Jamaica – 7 p.m. – NYPD Boxing “The Luck of the Irish”  Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

 Middle Village – 7:45 p.m. – Juniper Park Civic Association Meeting. Our Lady of Hope, 71st St & Eliot Ave.

Tech Tip of the Day 

• Google Search: You can search websites for specific words on Google by typing a keyword followed by “site:” and the website’s name. For example, a search for all city council results on the Queens Ledger website is “City Council site: Queensledger.com.
Have a tech tip to share? Contact us at queensnewsticker@queensledger.com.

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March 16th, 2017 at 4:07 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Zara Realty

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Thursday, March 16
Alternate side parking is suspended for snow removal. Meters are still in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 37 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump’s revised travel ban was blocked nationwide by a federal judge in Hawaii. 

• A Maryland teenager was kept from playing in a regional title basketball game over a rule not allowing her to wear a hijab.

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the third time since the recession.

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2017 NYPD Boxing Team presents “The Luck of the Irish” Thurs Mar 16th 7pm Proceeds will benefit Atlas Cops & Kids Foundation. $17-$27 Central Park Event Space, Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
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Queens News
• A Queens mother is defending her son after he allegedly left his brother to die in a Woodhaven crash. 

• A Queens Senator is furious over the decision to allow an LIC strip joint to continue to operate for at least another month. 

• The retired police officer who shot herself in Glen Oaks had two handguns in her car. 

Politics
• New York State senate and assembly leaders are fighting to take away power from the executive branch.

• Senator John McCain ripped fellow GOP Senator Rand Paul, saying he “is now working for Vladimir Putin.”

Entertainment
• Aziz Ansari announced the premiere date for the second season of Master of None. 

Private photos were stolen from actress Emma Watson.

Buzzing Back

• In 2005, Robert Blake is acquitted of his wife’s murder.

• In 1959, rapper and reality TV star Flavor Flav is born in Roosevelt, New York.

Opinion
It’s time to modernize voting in New York, Chisun Lee and Jennifer Clark wrote in the NY Daily News.

• A federal judge helped orchestrate a deal that protects New Yorker’s civil liberties while helping police fight terrorism, the NY Times says.

In the Blogs
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Councilman Antonio Reynoso stopped by a Ridgewood staple on the day of the snow storm.

• Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is extending participatory budgeting to the schools. 

Trending in New York
#BeforeTheInternetExisted
#DesignatedSurvivor
Wheels
#trumpbudget
#MillennialDisney

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (27-41) and Nets (12-54) are facing off at the Garden. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (33-25-11) are hosting the Jets at 7 p.m.

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

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Nocturnal Hike Sat Mar 18th 7-8:30pm Interesting birds and raccoons are among the many animals that call Flushing Meadows Corona Park home.  Albert H. Mauro Playground, Park Drive East & 73rd Terrace, Flushing
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Real Estate
• A councilman is pushing the City to lift the cap on the first-time homebuyer loan program.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Mar 18th 1-3pm  311 Lexington Avenue, West Hempstead.  Spacious mother-daughter home with huge backyard on lovely block. Asking $549,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Mar 19th 1-3pm  160-39 96th Street, Howard Beach.  Beautiful one family detached home.  First floor has fireplace, FDR w/ sliding glass doors to a 2 car garage, shed, hot tub w/ gazebo.  4 bedrooms, 1.5 bath total. Finished basement w/ washer/dryer, 1/2 bath.  Asking $679,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188 

• Sold – Kew Gardens Hills – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom home on 72nd Road for $675,000. Zillow.

Style & Fashion
• Women’s online clothing retailed Modcloth is being acquired by Jet.com 

• Raked created the ultimate guide to show shopping online. 

Events
Queens – All Day Events – Queens World Film Festival.

LIC – 7:30 to 10 a.m. – LIC Partnership Annual Real Estate Breakfast. Con Ed Learning Bldg, 43-82 Vernon Blvd.

Corona – 9:30 a.m. – State Senator Jose Peralta and the School Construction Authority unveil the design of the new permanent addition to P.S. 143. 34-74 113th Street.

LIC – 12:30 p.m. – Senator Gianaris and community leaders call for the Court to affirm the SLA decision to revoke Aces’ cabaret license. Aces, 32-10 37th Ave.

Ridgewood – Noon to 6 p.m. – NYPD 104th Precinct Blood Drive.  64-02 Catalpa Avenue

Astoria – 6 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks at East River Kiwanis Club Foundation Inc.’s 89th Annual Golden Gloves Fundraiser. Chian Federation, 44th Street and Broadway,

LIC – 6:30 p.m. – Small Business Seminar: Access to Capital and Navigating Government LaGuardia College, 31-10 Thomson Ave.

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

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

Jamaica – 7 p.m. – NYPD Boxing “The Luck of the Irish”  Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Middle Village – 7:45 p.m. – Juniper Park Civic Association Meeting. Our Lady of Hope, 71st St & Eliot Avenue

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March 16th, 2017 at 12:38 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Russian spies charged for Yahoo hacks, Forest Hills man stabbed after snowblower argument

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Wednesday, March 15

Top Stories 
• Justice Department officials are expected to charge Russian spies for a series of hacks on Yahoo.

• The Federal Reserve will raise its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three years.

Queens News
• A Forest Hills man was stabbed and beaten by his neighbor during an argument over his snowblower.

• A Queens man who was stuck at JFK Airport during the storm stole a bottle of whiskey and threatened the bar manager.

• The Woodhaven man whose brother abandoned him after a devastating crash has died.

Subway Status 
• Following an earlier incident at Hunters Point Av, 7 trains are running with delays.

• Due to Cold Weather Plan Operations, northbound E trains are running local from Forest Hills-71 Av to Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer.

• Due to Cold Weather Plan Operations, southbound N trains are running local from 36 St to 59 St in Brooklyn.

• Expect delays in R train service.

• Following an earlier incident at New Lots Av, 3 trains are running with delays.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-678 southbound between Hillside Avenue and Rockaway Boulevard.

• Accident on I-495 westbound between Exit 29 – Springfield Boulevard. Right lane blocked until further notice.

• Delays on Grand Central Parkway eastbound Exit 11 – Jewel Avenue to Interborough Parkway.

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

Sports
• The Knicks (27-41) take on the Nets (12-54) in a crosstown matchup tomorrow at MSG. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

The Voice (NBC, 8 p.m.) – A best-of recap of the blind auditions features previously unseen moments plus a peek at the battle round. Included: Coaches Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani reflect on their decisions.

The Goldbergs (ABC, 9 p.m.) – Erica starts to receive acceptance letters from college; at the same time, Barry wonders if he should modify his dream to become a doctor in order to attend the same school as Lainey.

Designated Survivor (ABC, 10 p.m.) – Circles must tighten as a new discovery within the conspiracy emerges. Meanwhile, tension rises between Aaron and Emily as suspicions loom in the White House. Finally, a new lead places Agent Wells closer than before to the truth.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: How I Met Your Mother: Season One – A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.

Hulu: Spider-Man 3 – A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.

Amazon Video: The Americans: Season One – Two Soviet intelligence agents pose as a married couple to spy on the American government.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Woodhaven – Renovated 2 bedroom cop-op. Southern exposure makes this apt warm and sunny. Close to park, bus stop on corner.  Asking $255,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Sale – Flushing – One bedroom co-op, new kitchen, updated bath. Maintenance includes heat, water, electric and taxes. Near all transportation.  Asking $182,000  Dave Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

Local Eats of the Day

Los Portales Taqueria 
Located at 25-08 Broadway Ave.

Enjoy their popular steak burrito or chicken enchiladas.

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

Local Events 
• Flushing - 7:15 to 9 p.m. – Flushing Camera Club.  Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45th Ave.

• Jamaica – 9 p.m. – Against All Odds: A Phil Collins Tribute. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Tech Tip of the Day 

Chrome Log-In: You can log in as a different user or browse as a guest on Google Chrome by using CTRL + Shift + M (PC) or CMD + Shift + M (Mac).
Have a tech tip to share? Contact us at queensnewsticker@queensledger.com.

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March 15th, 2017 at 10:42 pm

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Morning Buzz: Police investigate retired cop’s suicide, Raccoon invades Forest Hills bank

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Wednesday, March 15
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow removal. Meters will remain in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 27.

Top Stories
• Leaked documents of Trump’s 2005 tax returns show he made $153 million and paid a quarter of it in taxes.

• Although New York City was largely spared, the blizzard struck parts of the northeast, causing at least four deaths.

• Police arrested a Bronx woman for the alleged murder of her boyfriend.

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Treehouse Shakers Sat Mar 18th 11am & 2:15pm Enjoy puppet-making with household objects, storytelling, and creative drama based on folktales, finger tales, and poetry. $7 Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• Police are investigating the apparent suicide of a retired police officer in Glen Oaks.

• A sneaky raccoon made its way into a Chase bank in Forest Hills.

• A train struck and dragged two people 40 feet at a Jackson Heights station before coming to a halt.

Politics
• Councilman Eric Ulrich, who is mulling a mayoral bid, took shots at de Blasio on the radio.

• Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo tried to outdo each other with the snowstorm response.

Entertainment
• Ben Affleck recently completed another stint of rehab for alcohol addiction.

• Chad Michael Murray and his wife Sarah Roemer introduced their new daughter to the world.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972 Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather opens

• In 1975 actress Eva Longoria is born in Corpus Christi, Texas

Opinion
• Crown Heights has reason to be wary of the mayor’s new homeless plan, Errol Louis writes in the Daily News.

• The Post says the new CBO projection of Obamacare repeal and the corresponding headlines are in an alternate reality.

In the Blogs
• A new preschool center is opening in Astoria.

• Here’s your chance to grab coffee with Woodhaven’s state senator this weekend.

Trending in New York
#TrumpTaxReturns
#ThisIsUs
Dominicans
#DrugMovies
Goldman Sachs

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (27-41) topped the Indiana Pacers, 87-81.

• The Nets (12-54) fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 122-104.

• The Islanders (33-25-11) edged the Carolina Hurricanes in overtime, 3-2.

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

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Billy Porter in Concert Sun Mar 19th 3pm Encompassing songs from his victorious roles on Broadway, as well as a tribute to some of the artists and music that have inspired him along the way. $35-$42  Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave, Bayside
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Real Estate
• Pinnacle Group is looking to convert a 144-unit rent-stabilized building in Flushing into condos.

• For Sale – Woodhaven – Renovated 2 bedroom cop-op. Southern exposure makes this apt warm and sunny. Close to park, bus stop on corner.  Asking $255,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Sale – Flushing – One bedroom co-op, new kitchen, updated bath. Maintenance includes heat, water, electric and taxes. Near all transportation.  Asking $182,000  Dave Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

• Sold – Elmhurst – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,800-square-foot house at 53-36 96th Street for $738,000. Zillow.

Business News
• U.S. stocks fell as oil prices fell to their lowest since November.

• Sinclair Broadcast Group is looking to buy all of Tribune’s television stations in a multimillion-dollar merger.

Events
Queens – All Day Event – Queens World Film Festival

Flushing – 1 p.m. – Department of Cultural Affairs and Queens Library encourage customers to provide feedback on cultural offerings. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

Flushing - 7:15 to 9 p.m. – Flushing Camera Club.  Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45th Avenue

Jamaica – 9 p.m. – Against All Odds: A Phil Collins Tribute. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd

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March 15th, 2017 at 10:50 am

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