Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Bus crashes into Woodside bagel store, One dead after car rams into tree

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Monday, April 8

Weather
• Cloudy and warm with a high of 75 degrees.

Top Stories
• Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen resigned amid turmoil at the southern border.

• A Nebraska man was charged with assault after he tackled wrestling legend Bret Hart during a ceremony at the Barclays Center.

Baylor held off Notre Dame in a thriller to win the women’s college basketball national championship.

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An Evening with Peter Yarrow Sat Apr 13th 8pm Peter’s music and songs resonate with a history that has changed and inspired millions to continue to keep on keepin’ on and not be deterred in the face of adversity. $35-$45. LeFrak Concert Hall, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing.
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Queens News
• A city bus crashed into a Woodside bagel store, destroying the storefront and sending employees running.

• One person is dead and another injured after their car crashed into a tree in South Ozone Park.

• Senator Schumer wants federal funding for equipment to crack down on fentanyl smuggling at JFK Airport.

Politics
• Mayor de Blasio visited another early primary state, Nevada, as he mulls a presidential run.

Developers are donating money to Queens DA candidate Melinda Katzdespite her vows on construction crackdowns.

Entertainment
• Here is the full list of winner’s from this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards.

Weekend Box Office
Shazam!: $53 million
Pet Sematary (2019): $25 million
Dumbo (2019): $18 million
Us: $13.8 million
Captain Marvel: $12.6 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1994, Kurt Cobain was found dead of an apparent suicide.

• In 1960, actor John Schneider was born in Mount Kisco, NY. He starred on this 1979 show.

Opinion
• The Times says while Kirstjen Nielsen enforced cruelty at the border, her replacement could be worse.

• Harry Siegel writes in the Daily News that congestion pricing could be a big step toward making New York a walkable city.

In the Blogs
• Northeast Queens riders of the LIRR will see a 20 percent discount for their monthly pass.

• Community Education Council 30 will meet in Long Island City for its monthly meeting tonight.

Trending in New York
#ACMAwards
Batista
Corbin
Triple H
#KillingEve

Scoreboard
• The Mets (6-3) fell to the Washington Nationals, 12-9.

• The Yankees (5-4) routed the Baltimore Orioles, 15-3. They head to Houston to begin a three-game series with the Astros at 7:10 p.m.

• The Knicks (16-64) knocked off the Washington Wizards, 113-110.

• The Nets (41-40) topped the Indiana Pacers, 108-96.

• Virginia and Texas Tech will face off in the NCAA National Championship Game. Tip-off is at 9:20 p.m. on CBS.

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Beatles Night Fundraiser  Sat Apr 13th 7:30-10:30pm The Kiwanis Club of Ridgewood proudly presents an evening of live music with yesterday and today! $25 BYOB/BYOF. All proceeds to benefit the Ridgewood 3-2-1 Clubs Sponsored Youth Programs. Call 516-622-68758 or 718-866-5471 for tickets. St. Pancras School, 68-20 Myrtle Ave., Glendale.
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Real Estate
• These are the 10 biggest real estate projects coming to NYC, including sites in LIC and Greenpoint.

• For Sale – 63-60 Fitchett Street, Rego Park – Detached 2 family on large 40×100 lot offers 3 BRs, 3 bath, LR w/ working fireplace, dining room w/ EIK nook, finished basement w/ bath, private driveway, garage.  $1.288M. Lou Pastorini 917-757-7567

• For Sale – 146-37 21st Avenue, Whitestone - Beautiful Colonial home features LR, FDR, den, EIK, 3 BRs, 2 bath, full finished basement. new kitchen w/ SS appliances, hardwood flooring, alarm system.  $928,000. Carollo Realty 718-366-6636

• Sold – Howard Beach – A five-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,445-square-foot house at 149-30 88th Street for $810,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday night, police responded to a car collision on North Conduit Avenue and Brookville Boulevard in Rosedale. Officers found a man with severe trauma to his head and body, and was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital. A preliminary investigation found that 62-year-old Renford Tait struck the pedestrian, who was crossing Sunrise Highway. Another car then struck him. Police arrested Tait and charged him with aggravated unlicensed operator, failure to yield to pedestrian and failure to exercise due care.

Events
LIC – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – MetroPlus Gold Open Enrollment. 28th Street btwn Queens Blvd So. & 42nd Rd.

LIC – 6:30 p.m. – Community Education Council District 30 meeting. IS 204, 36-41 28th St.

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

Forest Hills – 7:30 p.m. – Forest Hills Community and Civics Association meeting on proposed jail. Our Lady of Mercy, 70-01 Kessel St.

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April 8th, 2019 at 10:20 am

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Morning Buzz: Ridgewood man murders daughter-in-law, Grodenchik punished for alleged misconduct

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Friday, April 5

Weather
• Rain all day with a high of 41. Mostly cloudy on Saturday and a high of 66 degrees. Sunday will be cloudy with a high of 64 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump will tap former pizza executive and presidential candidate Herman Cain to the Federal Reserve board.

• OJ prosecutor Chris Darden will represent the alleged Nipsey Hussle killer, who plead not guilty.

Chicago will sue Jussie Smollett to pay for the cost of the investigation.

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Apple Blossom Children’s Carnival Sat Apr 6th & Sun Apr 7th 11am-6pm Our children’s carnival kicks-off our special event season! $20 includes admission & carnival rides. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
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Queens News
• An elderly man in Ridgewood allegedly murdered his daughter-in-law by stabbing her multiple times in the neck.

• A woman was fatally struck by a passing train at a N/W station in Astoria.

• The beloved Shalimar Diner in Rego Park will be demolished within one month.

Politics
• De Blasio appointed former housing commissioner Vicki Been as the city’s newest deputy mayor.

• Queens Councilman Barry Grodenchik could be punished after being investigated for making a staffer feel uncomfortable with hugs and kisses.

Entertainment
• Mick Jagger is now resting after having successful heart surgery.

• The “Game of Thrones” cast got lit after their New York City premiere.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975, this song by Minnie Ripperton reached the top of the Billboard charts. She’s the mother of this SNL alum.

• In 1908, actress Bette Davis was born in Lowell, MA. Although she first recorded this tribute song in 1974, singer Kim Carnes popularized it.

Opinion
• The Post says Councilman Carlos Menchaca is holding Industry City hostage and putting thousands of jobs at risk.

• USA Today says President Trump’s border solutions get dumber and dumber.

In the Blogs
• Queens College is hosting a resource fair for veterans on Tuesday.

• The Kew-Forest School is having an open house for its summer camp this weekend.

Trending in New York
Billy Ray Cyrus
#DragRace
Ulysses
#HookEm
#WrestleCon

Scoreboard
• The Mets (5-2) were blanked by the Washington Nationals, 4-0.

• The Yankees (3-4) topped the Baltimore Orioles, 8-4.

• The Islanders (47-27-7) beat the Florida Panthers in a shootout, 2-1.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (15-63) visit the Houston Rockets. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
• The Rangers (31-36-13) welcome the Columbus Blue Jackets to MSG at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• The Amazins’ host the Nationals. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees face the Orioles in Baltimore at 7:05 p.m.
• The Nets (39-40) head to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks at 5 p.m.
• The Rangers wrap up their season in Pittsburgh for a 7 p.m. clash with the Penguins.
• The Islanders cap off the regular season against the Capitals in Washington. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• Virginia plays Auburn in the Final Four. Tip-off is at 6:09 p.m.
• Texas Tech takes on Michigan State at 8:49 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets finish their series with the Nationals at 1:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers conclude their three-game set in Baltimore at 1:05 p.m.
• The Knicks host the Washington Wizards for a 7:30 p.m. matchup.
• The Nets play the Indiana Pacers on the road at 5 p.m.

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Generations  Sat Apr 6th 9pm-1am The High Energy Classic Rock n Roll Dance Band you won’t forget! The excitement is contagious and the fun never stops! The Blvd Restaurant & Lounge, 19-11 Francis Lewis Blvd., Whitestone.
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Real Estate
• The 26-story Star Tower in Long Island City is finally nearing completion.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 7th 1-2:30pm. 10 Holder Place, Apt 1B, Forest Hills - Large, 3 BR/2 bath apt in Forest Hills Gardens offer Old World Charm – 10′ ceilings, hardwood floors, renovated EIK, lots of closets.  PT doorman, pet friendly building.  $1,075,000. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 7th 2-4pm. 159-11 97th Street, Howard Beach – Two family home on 3 levels plus attic.  1st flr has LR,  FDR, 2 BRs, kitchen w/ SS appliances, access to backyard w/garden & 2 car garage.  2nd flr is a nice 1 BR/1 bath apt.  $799,000  Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• Sold – Maspeth – A six-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,648-square-foot house at 60-13 59th Road for $897,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
Evil Twin Brewing’s new Ridgewood location is one of the most anticipating openings this spring.

• Try the Sicilian and Neapolitan slices at La Nortena Express in Corona.

Restaurant ABC’s – Springfield Gardens
Grade A – Magic Soul Food, 134-50 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. – Evidence of mice.
Grade B – The Calabash Experience, 217-06 Merrick Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Live roaches.
Grade C – Good Food For Less, 153-14 Rockaway Blvd. – Hand-washing facility not provided near food prep area, Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
LIC – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Bringing Steel to Life. LIC Arts Open Gallery @ The Factory LIC, 30-30 47th Ave.

Kew Gardens – 9:30 a.m. – Assemblyman David Weprin, Borough President Melinda Katz and NYCT President Andy Byford host briefing on bus network redesign. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

LIC – 10:30 a.m. – TF Cornerstone, Selfhelp Community Services, HPD, HDC and elected officials break ground on affordable housing development. LIC Landing, 52-10 Center Blvd.

Jamaica – 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. – 2019 United Ink “No Limits” Tattoo Festival. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – American Legion Post 1424 Monthly Meeting. 107-15 Metropolitan Ave.

Rockville Centre – 7:30 p.m. – 38th Annual Asbury Short Film Concert. Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave.

Flushing – 8 p.m. – Flor De Toloache. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Saturday
• LIC – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Bringing Steel to Life.  LIC Arts Open Gallery @ The Factory LIC, 30-30 47th Avenue
Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Apple Blossom Children’s Carnival.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy
Ridgewood – Noon to 6 p.m. – ACE Flea Market.  PS 290, 55-20 Metropolitan Avenue
• Jamaica – Noon to 1 a.m. – 2019 United Ink “No Limits” Tattoo Festival.  Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
Flushing – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Queens Parks of the Month: Kissena Park.  Rose & Oak Avenues
Forest Hills – 2 to 4 p.m. – The Con Brio Ensemble.  Queens Library, 108-19 71st Avenue
Ridgewood – 6 to 9 p.m. – Candlelight Tour.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue
Rockaway Park – Damn The Torpedoes (Tom Petty Tribute).  St. Camillus Catholic Academy, 185 B99th Street
Flushing - 8 p.m. – Global Mashup #3: Latin Boogaloo Meets Klezmer.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Whitestone – 9 p.m. – Generations performs. (Classic Rock & Roll) The Blvd Restaurant, 19-11 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Sunday
• LIC – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Bringing Steel to Life.  LIC Arts Open Gallery @ The Factory LIC, 30-30 47th Avenue
Forest Hills – 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Our Lady of Mercy Church, 7001 Kessel Street
Elmhurst – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Health Department, ASPCA, ACC and CB4 host vaccination and dog licensing event. Veterans Grove, Judge St. and Whitney Ave.
Glendale – 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Sacred Heart Catholic Academy, 84-05 78th Ave
Astoria – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – 31st Street Festival.  Ditmars Blvd to 21st Avenue
• Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Apple Blossom Children’s Carnival.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy
• Jamaica – Noon to 1 a.m. – 2019 United Ink “No Limits” Tattoo Festival.  Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
Bayside – 3 p.m. – Hollywood Confidential.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue
Astoria – 7 p.m. – Improvised Tarot Readings.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue.

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April 5th, 2019 at 9:03 am

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Morning Buzz: NE Queens residents will get 20 percent deal on LIRR, Three more accuse Biden of inappropriate touching

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Thursday, April 4

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 57.

Top Stories
• A teenager told police in Ohio that he was the boy who went missing in Illinois seven years ago and that he had just escaped from his captors.

• New Jersey has stopped training its K-9 force to sniff out marijuana.

• Three more women have come forward to accuse presidential candidate Joe Biden of inappropriately touching them, bringing the total number to seven.

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NY Mets Opening Day at Citi Field  Thurs Apr 4th 1:10pm  Treat the family to opening day! New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals. Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing
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Queens News
• To win support for congestion pricing, the governor agreed to 20 percent discounts on the LIRR for NE Queens residents not serviced by the subway.

• A Hurricane Sandy relief worker was found guilty of pocketing over $100K in relief funds earmarked for victims of the superstorm.

• A Queens man who assaulted and robbed a woman outside her church as part of a gang attack was sentenced to 12 years behind bars.

Politics
• The Post’s maniacal obsession with all things AOC continues with this story about a tweet to the president and another about her unfurnished D.C. pad.

• The new state budget also includes language giving Governor Andrew Cuomo greater control over a board that had the power to crush the Amazon deal.

Entertainment
• Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new Instagram account broke a record for the number of followers, blowing past the previous mark set by Pope Francis.

• Can’t get enough Game of Thrones? The Queens Examiner was at Fort Totten last week with fans who waited hours for a glimpse of the Iron Throne.

Buzzing Back

• In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated.

• In 1973, magician David Blaine is born in Brooklyn. A famous illusionist, he has been compared to this performer.

Opinion
• A columnist for the USA Today writes that NATO saved the world, and the president should stop taking it for granted.

• Professor Dongsei Kim of NYIT writes in the Queens Ledger that instead of a southern border wall, the U.S. should build a park and common ground.

In the Blogs
• Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside will remain one lane, despite some residents saying it causes congestion and is dangerous.

• The Queens Craft Brigade returns to Long Island City this Sunday.

Trending in New York
Jacob DeGrom
#fox5atl
Brienne
Radio City Music Hall
Robert De Niro

Scoreboard
• The Mets topped the Marlins, 5-3. It’s Opening Day at Citi Field, as the Mets (5-1) host the Nationals at 1:10 p.m.

• The Yankees fell to the Tigers, 2-1. The Bronx Bombers (2-3) are in Baltimore to face the Orioles. First pitch is at 3:05 p.m.

• The Nets (39-40) dropped one to the Toronto Raptors, 115-105.

• The Knicks (15-63) lost to the Orlando Magic, 114-100.

• The Rangers (31-36-13) fell to Ottawa, 4-1.

• The Islanders (46-27-7) are on the road for a 7 p.m. skate with the Panthers.

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Global Mashup 3: Latin Boogaloo Meets Klezmer  Sat Apr 6th  8pm We’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! $10-$16 Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Real Estate
• A real estate expert gives advice in the Forest Hills Times on what to do if you out find the home you are trying to sell has asbestos.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 6th 3-5pm 72-31 Metropolitan Avenue, Unit 1C, Middle Village – Sunny condo has King-sized Master BR, balcony. Garage spot, private storage, close to all. $489,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 7th 1-4pm 254 Bayshore Road, Greenport – Beautiful home on 3/4 acres offers large LR, DR, EIK, 3 BRs, 2 baths, 2 car garage, water views.  $899,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 1,085-square-foot co-op apartment at 77-12 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights for $620,000.

Style & Fashion
• Just because the weather is yucky doesn’t mean you have to look like a slob. Here’s some rainy day outfit ideas that will provide the sunshine.

• Supreme’s cult following has helped fuel an e-commerce war and the rise of shopping bot apps.

Events
LIC – 7:30 to 10 a.m. – Annual Real Estate Breakfast. Ravel Hotel, 8-08 Queens Plaza South

LIC – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Bringing Steel to Life. LIC Arts Open Gallery, The Factory LIC, 30-30 47th Ave.

• Corona – 10 a.m. – State Senator Jessica Ramos released report on relationship between street vendors and stores. Roosevelt Ave. & Junction Blvd.

Flushing – 1:10 p.m. – NY Mets Opening Day. Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.

Bayside – 3 p.m. – Elected officials speak out against placement of sex offenders in hotel. The Anchor Inn, 215-34 Northern Blvd.

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

Corona – 7:20 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz delivers remarks at Alley Pond Environmental Center Green Gala. Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St.

Holliswood – 7:30 p.m. – Queens Village Republican Club Meeting. Young Israel of Holliswood, 86-25 Francis Lewis Blvd.

South Ozone Park – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 10 Monthly Meeting. Knights of Columbus Hall, 135-45 Lefferts Blvd.

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April 4th, 2019 at 8:58 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Veteran public school teacher busted for child porn, Car crashes into Jackson Heights supermarket

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Wednesday, April 3
Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:
TOP STORIES
• A veteran public school teacher in the Bronx was arrested on child porn charges.• A subpoena for the Mueller Report has been approved by the House Judiciary Committee.• Four former Penn State University fraternity brothers have beensentenced in connection with the death of a pledge during a hazing ritual in 2017.

IN QUEENS
• A car crashed into the Food Dynasty supermarket on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights this morning.• Public defender and Queens DA candidate Tiffany Cabán is picking up more progressive support.• A mini school bus and a stolen septic truck collided in Astoria, causing the bus to overturn onto another car, but there were no serious injuries.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Northbound E and F trains are making local stops from Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av to Forest Hills-71 Av while get EMS assistance for a customer at Forest Hills-71 Av. Expect delays in E, F, M and R train service.Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.
TRAFFIC
•  29 min – Queens Center Mall to Russo’s on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.• 32 min – Little Neck Parkway to Hunters Point Ave. in LIC on the Long Island Expwy.• 18 min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Mets (4-1) beat the Miami Marlins, 6-5. They face each other again at 6:10 p.m. tonight.• The Yankees (2-3) were defeated by the Detroit Tigers, 3-1. They play again at 4:05 p.m. today.• The Knicks (15-62) face the Orlando Magic tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (39-39) take on the Toronto Raptors at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (31-35) host the Ottawa Senators at 7:30 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin appeared in court for their role in the college cheating scandal.• “Captain Marvel” has smashed the $1 billion milestone at the global box office.• After reconciling, Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds and his wife Aja are expecting their fourth child.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT

• Chicago Fire (NBC, 9PM) – Severide gets angry at Cruz when he feels his orders were disobeyed in the field. Boden reconnects with an old high-school friend during a call to a house fire.
• Empire (FOX, 8PM) – When Empire launches its national tour in Philly, things heat up and egos clash. Jamal and Kai’s relationship gets complicated and Treasure has an embarrassing mishap on stage.
• Single Parents (ABC, 9:31PM) – To celebrate Angie’s 30th birthday, Will throws a big party recreating Ozzfest, which Angie missed in her 20s. But when Angie assumes Owen planned it for her, awkward encounters ensue.
STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY

• NETFLIXI Am Legend – Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.
• HULUThe Shining – A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
• AMAZON PRIMEThe Man with the Golden Gun - James Bond is led to believe that he is targeted by the world’s most expensive assassin while he attempts to recover sensitive solar cell technology that is being sold to the highest bidder.
TECHNOLOGY
• More than 540 million Facebook records were exposed on Amazon cloud servers.• Beats unveiled its first truly wireless earbuds and it’ll cost you $250.• Experts spoke at the Brainstorm Health conference about the future of technology and its influence on health care.

#TRENDINGNY
• Joker• #NationalWalkingDay• Paul Ryan

• Abrams

• #LortelAwards

REAL ESTATE
• For Sale – Howard Beach – This 2-family gem features 2 levels of living space, finished basement and attic space. Great location with only 1 block to Charles Memorial Park. Asking price $799,000.
Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188
• For Sale – Astoria – Brick three family with one 2 car garage, full finished basement. Great location, approximately two blocks to Astoria Park and has water views. Asking $1,679,000.
Crifasi Realty 718-930-0040
LOCAL EVENTS
• Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Astoria Creatives Meetup.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Monthly Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!Do you want to keep up with the latest news and events in Queens?Check out our website and follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for more news updates.

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April 3rd, 2019 at 4:08 pm

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Morning Buzz: Chanel Lewis remains mum on Vetrano murder but worries for his family, Staten Island teacher missing since Saturday

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Wednesday, April 3

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 65 degrees.

Top Stories
• Lori Lightfoot has been elected the next mayor of Chicago, making her the first African-American female mayor in the city’s history.

• Police are searching for a Staten Island public school teacher and mother of three who has been missing since the weekend.

• Chanel Lewis, the man who was convicted of sexually assaulting and strangling Karina Vetrano, had little to say about his victim but is focused on fame, family and his appeal.

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Hollywood Confidential   Sun Apr 7th  3pm  The most scandalous details and intimate truths about film and television icons, Lainie Kazan, Renée Taylor and Connie Stevens told in their own words! Adults Only!  $40-$50  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside
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Queens News
• The Department of Transportation announced that the stretch of Skillman Avenue from 49th St. to 54th St. will remain one lane.

• The 14 community boards of Queens welcomed 77 first-time members to local government.

• Singer Elvis Costello and rock band Blondie will co-headline a show at Forest Hills Stadium this summer.

Politics
• Governor Cuomo, who will become the highest-paid governor in America, bashed Florida Senator Rick Scott after the senator criticized the state’s fiscal policies.

• Senator Bernie Sanders has raised $18.2 million over the first six weeks of his presidential bid.

Entertainment
• Thousands of Game of Thrones fans flocked to Fort Totten Park for a chance to sit on the Iron Throne.

• CinemaCon kicked off in Las Vegas with a dig at Netflix and other streaming services.

Buzzing Back

• In 1996  “Unabomber” Theodore John Kaczynski is arrested.

• In 1961 movie actor Eddie Murphy is born in NYC, NY.  Being a versatile actor, he played multiple roles in this 1996 movie.

Opinion
• The Post argued that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t understand that wages don’t define human worth.

• USA Today questioned why medications that can reduce opioid deaths are not used more often.

In the Blogs
• Eccentric Turkish chef Orhan Yegen will open a restaurant called Lokanta on Broadway in Astoria.

• A Jackson Heights man faces prison time after allegedly orchestrating a scheme that involved taking $25,000 in fake deposits from people looking to rent apartments in Queens.

Trending in New York
• Russ
• Texas
• Hunter Harris
• Nats
• #WednesdayWisdom

Scoreboard
• The Mets (4-1) beat the Miami Marlins, 6-5.

• The Yankees (2-3) were defeated by the Detroit Tigers, 3-1.

• The Knicks (15-62) face the Orlando Magic tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (39-39) take on the Toronto Raptors at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (31-35) host the Ottawa Senators at 7:30 p.m.

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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny  Sun Apr 7th 10am-1:30pm  Proceeds to benefit American Legion/Forest Hills Memorial Parade and Our Lady of Mercy Food Pantry.  $4-$8  Our Lady of Mercy Church, 7001 Kessel Street, Forest Hills
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Real Estate
• The former 5Pointz warehouse is now home to a pair of nearly-completed residential towers at 22-44 Jackson Avenue.

• For Sale – 51-51 Gorsline Street, Elmhurst – One family brick Ranch on 21×46 lot features 2BRs, 1.5 bath, 1 car garage, 2 car private driveway.  Updated heat & electricity.  $849,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Sale – 83-15 116th Street, #1K, Kew Gardens –  Lovely 1st floor co-op in Windsor Court features LR/DR combo, updated kitchen, 1 BR & full bath.  Laundry on premises, pet friendly.  $229,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• Sold – Ozone Park – A six-bedroom, three-bathroom, 20,000-square-foot multi-family house at 89-19 Albert Road for $867,000. Zillow

 

Business News
• In an effort to drive massive viewer engagement, YouTube executives ignored employee warnings that could have stopped the spread of toxic videos on its site.

• It turns out that drunk online shopping is a thing and it’s really helping the U.S. economy.

Events
LIC – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Bringing Steel to Life.  LIC Arts Open Gallery @ The Factory LIC, 30-30 47th Avenue

Flushing – 11 a.m. – Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Flushing – 1:30 p.m. – Council Member Peter Koo will announce an upcoming rain barrel giveaway to take place for Flushing residents. 135-27 38th Ave., Suite 388

Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Astoria Creatives Meetup.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

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

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April 3rd, 2019 at 3:13 pm

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Morning Buzz: Man found guilty of murder of Queens jogger in retrial, Vigil for slain rapper ends in a stampede

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Tuesday, April 2

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• The vigil for Nipsey Hussle ended with a stampede that resulted in at least 19 people being taken to the hospital for injuries.

• The missing USC student who was found dead in a field died from multiple sharp force injuries.

• New Zealand lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favor of new gun reform following the mass-shooting that led to the death of 50 people.

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International Baccalaureate Program – Open House  Tues Apr 2nd 5:30pm  John Adams High School is now offering Specialized Honors Programs! Apply online at myschools.nyc.  101-01 Rockaway Blvd, Ozone Park
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Queens News
• Chanel Lewis, the man accused of the murder of Howard Beach jogger in 2016, has been found guilty in his retrial.

• An NYPD traffic car slammed into multiple vehicles over the weekend in Flushing.

 

• A 23-year-old man was stabbed during a altercation in Jamaica on Sunday as the suspect is still free.

Politics
• A vote on a controversial execution of a Muslim man has led to an open feud in the Supreme Court, showing the divide in the country’s highest court.

• Kamala Harris’s campaign reports that she has raised $12 million in her first quarter for her 2020 presidential bid.

Entertainment
• The LAPD have arrested Eric Holder as the suspect in the slaying of Grammy-nominated rapper Nispey Hussle.

Netflix has released the names of the cast of the Drake-produced revival of U.K. drama ‘Top Boy’.

Buzzing Back

• In 1992, mob boss John Gotti is convicted of murder.

• In 1939, soul singer Marvin Gaye is born in Washington, DC. This musical icon gained fame for this 1966 song.

Opinion
• The Times says the end of the Mueller investigation proves that the guides for these types of abuse following the Watergate scandal need replacing.

• The Post says attempting to end mass incarceration would allow criminals like the one caught kicking an elderly woman on the subway back on the streets.

In the Blogs
• The city presented Sunnyside Yards as an enormous opportunity for development, but hundreds of residents disagreed.

• Queens Theatre is presenting 10 runs of a thrilling, gender-bending version of Hamlet between March 29 and April 14.

Trending in New York
#EqualPayDay
#NBBCT
#fox35
#GoodDayDC
#fox5atl

Scoreboard
• The Mets (3-1) topped the Miami Marlins, 7-3. They meet again tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Miami.

• The Yankees (2-2) beat the Detroit Tigers, 3-1, but may have lost Miguel Andujar for the year. The teams play again tonight in the Bronx at 6:35 p.m.

• The Knicks (15-62) bested(!) the Chicago Bulls, 113-105.

• The Brooklyn Nets (39-39) fell to the Milwaukee Bucks, 131-121.

•  The Rangers (31-35-13) lost to the New Jersey Devils, 4-2.

•  The Islanders (46-27-7) were edged by the Toronto Maple Leafs, 2-1.

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Annual Real Estate Breakfast  Thurs Apr 4th  7:30-10am  The leading Real Estate event in Queens bringing together leaders in real estate, finance and the LIC community.  Tickets  Ravel Hotel, 8-08 Queens Plaza So, LIC
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Real Estate
• A list of 10 rising stars in New York real estate have been released and the list includes an agent known for offices in Sunnyside, Queens.

• For Sale – 71-23 66th Road, Middle Village – One family on  55×90 lot with BR, full bath on 1st flr; 4 BRs, huge bath on 2nd flr.  Finished basement w/ bath, fireplace, laundry room  $1,5M. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

 

• For Rent – Ridgewood - Renovated apt features LR/DR combo, EIK, 2 BRs, 1 full bath.  Heat/Hot Water included. Close to all.  $2,000/month. Carollo Realty  7718-366-6636

• Sold – South Ozone Park – A 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom colonial on a 2,000-square-foot lot located at 121-36 133rd St. sold for $525,000. Realtor.

Technology
• Taking advantage of the country’s new tax laws, Apple cuts the price of iPhone, iPad and AriPods on its online stores in China.

• Ting Mobile is challenging industry norms by supporting legislation in 20 states that would make it easier for consumers to fix electronics themselves.

Events
LIC – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Bringing Steel to Life.  LIC Arts Open Gallery at The Factory LIC, 30-30 47th Ave.

• Jackson Heights – 3 p.m. – Panel Discussion: “Opioid Crisis: How It Impacts Your Business.” Queens Chamber of Commerce, 75-20 Astoria Blvd.

Ozone Park – 5:30 p.m. – John Adams International Baccalaureate Program Open House. John Adams HS, 101-01 Rockaway Blvd.

Corona – 6 to 9:30 p.m. – Spring 2019 Bridal. Expo.  Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St.

Flushing – 7 p.m. – The Flushing Creek Plan Info Session. Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., 9th Floor

Middle Village – 7:15 to 9 p.m. – Boy Scout Troop 119 Meeting. St. Margaret’s Parish, 66-05 79th Pl.

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by Petro Home Services

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Wednesday, February 13

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• President Trump intends to sign the border security deal to avoid another partial government shutdown.

• A former United States Air Force counterintelligence agent was charged with espionage after she defected to Iran and helped it target her former colleagues.

• NASA’s Opportunity, the Mars rover that was built to operate for just three months but kept rolling across the rocky red soil, was pronounced dead after 15 years.

IN QUEENS
• The NYPD is mourning Detective Brian Simonsen, who was killed by friendly fire while responding to a robbery in Richmond Hill.

• A Flushing man was arrested in connection to the murder of a New Rochelle woman who was found stuffed inside a suitcase in Connecticut.

• A 45-story development is being planned for 23rd Street in Court Square.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Main St-bound 7 trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Queensboro Plaza.

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

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

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

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Rangers (24-24-8) fell to the Winnipeg Jets, 4-3.

• The Islanders (33-17-6) were defeated by the Buffalo Sabres, 3-1.

• The Nets (29-29) face the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks (10-46) take on the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at 7:30 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Disney has released the trailer for the highly anticipated film, “Frozen 2″.

• Sharon Osbourne revealed on The Talk that Ozzy Osbourne is “out of ICU” after being hospitalized following complications from the flu

• Joel “deadmau5” Zimmerman was suspended from Twitch following the use of a homophobic slur.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Chicago Med (NBC, 8PM) – Will’s personal issues continue to interfere with his relationship with Natalie and his life at the hospital.

• The Masked Singer (FOX, 9PM) – For the first time, the remaining six celebrity singers merge into one big group as they perform anonymously once more. J.B. Smoove joins as a guest panelist.

• Suits (USA, 10PM) – Harvey’s forced to choose a side when Samantha and Scottie go toe-to-toe; and Louis represents Lipschitz.

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

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

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

TECHNOLOGY
• Amazon and Google are now asking for non-stop data from smart home devices to the dismay of many current users.

• The tech company, Massless has raised $2 million dollars to build an Apple Pencil for virtual reality use.

• A strange Facebook glitch has revealed that users can use the search bar to track down pictures of female friends, but not male ones.

#TRENDINGNY
• Valentine’s Day

• Duke

• #RHOBH

• So Far Gone

• #BoomerangOnBET

REAL ESTATE

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

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

LOCAL EVENTS
• Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – Evening Cocktail & Craft: Botanical Valentine’s.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street

• Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Nicole Dorsey will be speaking a stabbing attack and lack of response at a NYPD “Build A Block” sector meeting, held by Police Service Area 9. 116-40 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

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

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

• Kew Gardens – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 6 Monthly Meeting.  80-02 Kew Gardens Road

• Jamaica – 8:30 p.m. – Public Advocate candidate Melissa Mark-Viverito participates in the South Asian American Voice public advocate forum. 166-26 89th Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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February 13th, 2019 at 3:52 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by The Banad Law Offices P.C., Immigration & Nationality Law

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Wednesday, February 13

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 42 degrees.

Top Stories
• An NYPD detective was killed by friendly fire while responding to an attempted armed robbery at a cellphone store in Richmond Hill.

• The wreck of a WWII US Navy aircraft carrier has been found in the South Pacific after being lost for 76 years.

• Rapper 21 Savage was released from ICE detention nine days after being taken into custody.

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Sleeping Beauty Sat Feb 16th  2:15pm A rhymed verse spin on the classic fairy tale with live music and image projections that create a magical world where the princess is awakened by a true love’s kiss. For ages 5 & up. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• Despite vocal opposition, the majority of New Yorkers support the Amazon deal.

• A 24-year-old Queens resident was arrested and charged with kidnapping which resulted in the death of Valerie Reyes, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase.

• Firehouse Subs has closed its Queens Center Mall location just three monthsafter opening.

Politics
• Governor Cuomo visited the White House and got an earful about the state’s taxes and abortion laws.

• A BBC cameraman was attacked following a Trump rally in Texas where the president took aim at the media once again.

Entertainment
• Pete Davidson has covered up his Ariana Grande tattoo with the word “cursed.”

• There’s a lot of drama between Nicki Minaj, BET, the Grammys and Cardi B.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972 Led Zeppelin is forced to cancel a concert in Singapore when officials won’t let them off the plane because of their long hair.

• In 1997 Prince Jackson is born in Beverly Hills, CA. He is the oldest son of this pop legend and the godson of this actress.

Opinion
• The Post took aim at Senator Kamala Harris for trying to seem cooler by confessing to smoking pot in college.

• The Times wondered what the president will do now that Congress has practically dared him to veto the latest budget agreement.

In the Blogs
• Aigner Chocolates is offering some pretty cute and tasty chocolate for Valentine’s Day.

• Beck will play at Forest Hills Stadium this August.

Trending in New York
• #RHOBH
• #SchultzTownHall
• #NYPD
• Brian Simonsen
• #ThisIsUs

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (24-24-8) fell to the Winnipeg Jets, 4-3.

• The Islanders (33-17-6) were defeated by the Buffalo Sabres, 3-1.

• The Nets (29-29) face the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks (10-46) take on the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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A Valentine for Murder!  Sat Feb 16th 8pm  A Comedy Murder-Mystery Dinner Show. $45 per/person  Call 718-721-7777 for tickets.  Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• New zoning may possibly help Long Island City’s underused hotel properties.

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

• For Sale – Maspeth – Beautiful one family has 4 BRs, 2 bath, large LR, DR, 2 modern kitchens w/ SS appliances, wood floors, full finished basement, parking for 3 cars.  Asking $775,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold - Little Neck – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 4001 Little Neck Pkwy for $233,000. Zillow

Business News
• Cindy Nicola, Tesla’s vice president of global recruiting, is leaving the company.

• Toys ‘R’ Us is making a comeback as Tru Kids.

Events
• Queens Village – 8 a.m. – Annual Breakfast w/ Borough President Melinda Katz.  Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd.

• East Elmhurst - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Valentine’s Day Market. Bulova Corp Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd.

• Maspeth - 2:30 to 4 p.m. – Bereavement Group.  Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72nd Street

• Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – Evening Cocktail & Craft: Botanical Valentine’s.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street

• Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Nicole Dorsey will be speaking a stabbing attack and lack of response at a NYPD “Build A Block” sector meeting, held by Police Service Area 9. 116-40 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

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

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

• Kew Gardens – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 6 Monthly Meeting.  80-02 Kew Gardens Road

• Jamaica – 8:30 p.m. – Public Advocate candidate Melissa Mark-Viverito participates in the South Asian American Voice public advocate forum. 166-26 89th Ave.

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February 13th, 2019 at 1:13 pm

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