Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Afternoon Buzz: Coast Guard finds missing plane debris, LIC music teacher arrested on child sex abuse charges

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Tuesday, May 16

Top Stories 
• National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster defended Trump’s decision to share highly classified information with Russian officials.

• The U.S. Coast Guard found the debris of a small plane carrying four New Yorkers that went missing in the Bahamas.

Queens News
• A Long Island City music teacher was arrested for allegedly engaging in child sex trafficking.

• A man shot outside Queensbridge Houses marked the second shooting at the development this year.

• Two bowling alley workers were attacked after trying to escort two men outside in Ozone Park.

Subway Status 

• No 6 and 6 service between Parkchester and 125 St in both directions.

• Some northbound 6 and 6 are are running on the 4 line from 125 St to 149 St-Grand Concourse and terminate. Expect delays on 4, 5 and 6 trains in both directions.

• 7 and 7 trains are running with delays in both directions.

• Some 34 St-Hudson Yards bound 7 trains are terminating at Times Sq-42 St.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-495 eastbound Exit 17E – I-278 to Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / Queens Blvd.

• Delays on Grand Central Parkway eastbound Exit 11 – Jewel Ave; Ramp  to Exit 13 – I-678 – Van Wyck EXPY; Jackie Robinson PKWY

• Delays on I-678 southbound Hoover Ave to Hillside Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound Exit 4 – Liberty Ave to Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound Exit – 3rd Ave; Ramp to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Delays on I-278 westbound Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge to Atlantic Ave.

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

Sports
• The Mets continue their series with the Diamondbacks with a 9:40 p.m. matchup.

• The Yankees head to Kansas City to take on the Royals. First pitch at 8:15 p.m.

NBA Playoffs
• The Warriors host the Spurs. Game starts at 9 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

The Flash (CW, 8 p.m.) – With only 24 hours left until Savitar murders Iris, Barry struggles to save the woman he loves and makes the choice to use any means necessary to do so. Realizing he has one option left to save her, the Flash turns to Captain Cold for help.

Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, 9 p.m.) – In the Season 3 finale, Louis and Jessica make big changes to provide a better life for their family. Yet these changes come with their own set of challenges and possibly a few regrets.

Chicago Fire (NBC, 10 p.m.) – In the Season 5 finale, a warehouse fire puts the team at risk; Dawson’s dad overstays his welcome.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive: In his first special since his serious car accident, Tracy Morgan cracks jokes about life in a coma, his second marriage, and his family’s dark side.

Hulu: Kitchen Nightmares Season 3 – Chef Ramsay hits the road, in each episode tackling a restaurant in crisis and exposing the stressful realities of trying to run a successful food business.

Amazon Video: The Wire Season 2 – The police drama takes on a new case set against the backdrop of the Baltimore waterfront, where the longshoremen’s union struggles to survive in a changing economy.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Springfield Gardens - Detached one family on large 40×100 lot, 4 bedrooms, 3 full bath, private driveway, 2 car garage, full finished basement.  Asking $499,000  Lou Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips  917-797-7567

• For Rent – Maspeth – Newly renovated 2 bedroom apt features LR, FDR, EIK w/ brand new appliances, 1 bath, office space.  Hardwood flooring throughout.  Close to transportation.  Asking $2200/month  Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

Local Eats of the Day

• Uncle Jimmy’s Pizzeria
Located at 41-10 49th St.

Enjoy a personal cheese pizza for $6.

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

Local Events 
• Flushing – 6:15 p.m. – Queens Library CEO Dennis Walcott presides over graduation ceremony for adult learner class of 2017. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

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

 LIC – 7 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James hosts Talk to Tish town hall. CUNY Law School, 2 Court Sq West.

• Glendale – 7 p.m. – Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley hosts workshop on future of QNS Light Rail. The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave., Storefront 6-112.

Tech Tip of the Day 
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May 18th, 2017 at 11:49 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Resorts World Casino NYC

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Tuesday, May 16

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 80 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador at their meeting last week.

• The U.S. accused Syria of executing imprisoned political opponents and burning their bodies to hide the proof.

• Two pilots were killed after a private plane they were flying crashed and burned near a New Jersey airport.

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Kew Gardens Flea Market Sat May 20th 9am-6pm All vendor fees benefit Jamaica Hospital Medical Center ppediatric Dept Henna Tattoos by Benni all day! LIRR North Parking Lot, 82-60 Austin Street (raindate Sat June 3rd )
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Queens News
• A homeless gamer who fatally stabbed a teen inside a Flushing Internet cafe was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing by a grand jury.

• The infamous “coast to coast bandit” has struck another bank, this time in Elmhurst donning a Mets cap.

• A Queens man confessed to shooting his brother in the neck, nearly killing him.

Politics
• GOP hopefuls Paul Massey and Michael Faulkner traded endorsements for mayor and comptroller, respectively.

• Mayor de Blasio fundraised $660,00 in the latest filing period, finally topping Paul Massey.

Entertainment
• Katy Perry’s upcoming album, “Witness,” will be released on June 9 and will come with a North America tour.

“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Dina Manzo and her boyfriend were bound and beaten in a home invasion over the weekend.

Buzzing Back

• In 1929 the Academy Awards ceremony hands out its first award

• In 1966 singer Janet Jackson is born in Gary, Indiana

Opinion
• The Daily News encourage the U.S. Senate to dig into Trump’s finances to learn more about Russian connections.

• The Post says there’s “stunning proof” that de Blasio has made City Hall up for sale.

In the Blogs
• Maspeth High School is hosting a basketball charity game against the NYPD this weekend.

• Quontic Bank is hosting a free seminar for first-time homebuyers.

Trending in New York
#FirstDraftCartoons
Scott Brooks
#webbys
Russians
#DWTS

Scoreboard
• The Mets (16-21) fell to the Diamondbacks, 7-3. They continue their series with the D-Backs with a 9:40 p.m. matchup.

• The Yankees (22-13) head to Kansas City to take on the Royals. First pitch at 8:15 p.m.

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

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Women’s Power Networking Breakfast: How to Generate New Leads & CustomersFri May 19th 8:30am LIC Partnership workshop where you will learn proven steps to generating leads, finding and engaging leads and tactics to convert leads to customers.RSVP Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd #200, Kew Gardens
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Real Estate
• A Catholic Charities-affiliated group has filed applications for a seven-story, 93-unit mixed-use building in Astoria.

• For Sale – Springfield Gardens - Detached one family on large 40×100 lot, 4 bedrooms, 3 full bath, private driveway, 2 car garage, full finished basement.  Asking $499,000  Lou Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips  917-797-7567

• For Rent – Maspeth – Newly renovated 2 bedroom apt features LR, FDR, EIK w/ brand new appliances, 1 bath, office space.  Hardwood flooring throughout.  Close to transportation.  Asking $2200/month  Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

• Sold – Flushing – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 8000-square-foot co-op at 143-40 Roosevelt Avenue for $203,000. Zillow.

Technology
• An unprecedented malware attack swept the globe, leaving more than 200,000 systems around the world infected.

• Google is reportedly planning to launch its Google Assistant iOS app this week.

Events
Kew Gardens – 9:30 a.m. – City to brief Queens Borough Cabinet on citywide community outreach programs. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Kew Gardens – 10 a.m. – Councilman Barry Grodenchik and NYC Coalition for Adult Literacy highlight elimination of adult literacy classes in mayor’s budget. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Middle Village – 53rd annual Queens Kiwanis memorial service. U.S. Columbarium Co., 61-40 Mount Olivet Crescent.

Flushing – 6:15 p.m. – Queens Library CEO Dennis Walcott presides over graduation ceremony for adult learner class of 2017. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

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

LIC – 7 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James hosts Talk to Tish town hall. CUNY Law School, 2 Court Sq West.

Glendale – 7 p.m. – Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley hosts workshop on future of QNS Light Rail. The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave., Storefront 6-112.

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May 16th, 2017 at 11:44 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Bishop Emeritus of the Brooklyn Archdiocese passes away at 89, Charges dropped in Flushing internet cafe stabbing

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Monday, April 23

Top Stories 
• Bishop Thomas Daily, the Bishop Emeritus of the Brooklyn Archdiocese, passed away at 89. 

• President Trump’s son Barron will be leaving New York to attend school in Maryland.

Queens News
• The homeless man who fatally stabbed a teen at an internet cafe in Flushing was cleared of charges.

• Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina re-assured parents outside a Maspeth school that their children are safe after immigration agents visited PS 58.

A Rosedale man confessed to shooting his brother in the neck on Sunday.

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

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-495 eastbound between Exit 17E – I-278 (New York) and Exit 27 – Clearview Expwy I-295 / Throgs Neck Bridge (New York).

• Accident on I-278 westbound approaching Atlantic Avenue (New York) right lane blocked.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between NY 25; Queens Boulevard (New York) and Exit 28A – Old Fulton Street; Cadman Plaza West (New York).

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

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Road; Ramp (New York) and Exit 10 – Grand Central Parkway (New York).

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

Sports
• The Mets head to Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks at 9:40 p.m.

NBA Playoffs
• The Celtics host the Wizards. Game starts at 8 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

Gotham (FOX, 8 p.m.) – Gordon discovers the weapon the Court of Owls will use to destroy Gotham, which leads him on a dangerous path as he tracks it down. Meanwhile, Kathryn and Temple Shaman reveal their next move to Bruce.

Jane the Virgin (CW, 9 p.m.) – Jane seeks a favor from Fabian, but she finds it hard to ask since they’re not on the same page regarding their relationship.

• Inside the NBA (TNT, 10:30 p.m.) – Pro-basketball highlights and analysis, with spirited banter among the cast of former players.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Sherlock Series 1 – A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Hulu: Parks and Recreation Season 3 - The State Department auditing team permanently joins the Parks and Recreation staff in order to ensure everyone is playing by the book.

Amazon Video: Gleason – After he is diagnosed with ALS, former professional football player Steve Gleason begins making a video diary for his unborn son, as he, his wife, and their friends and family work to raise money for ALS patients.

Real Estate

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Beautiful 2 BR apt features LR, DR, renovated EIK, bathroom and home office.  Heat/Hot Water Included. Close to all.  Asking $2150/month  Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

• For Sale – Ozone Park – Mixed use property in prime location! Fully renovated five room professional office, upstairs features a 2 bedroom renovated apartment. Asking $749,000  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

Local Eats of the Day

• Burger Club 
Located at 32-02 30th Ave.

Enjoy their Burger Club Classic with Cheese for $8.50.

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

Local Events 
• Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – City to brief Queens Borough Board on citywide flood resiliency planning. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard.

• Howard Beach – 7 p.m. – Queens Symphony Orchestra.  Russo’s  on the Bay, 162-45 Crossbay Blvd.

Tech Tip of the Day 
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May 16th, 2017 at 11:42 am

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Morning Buzz: Maspeth school blocks immigration agents seeking fourth grader, Four killed in Mother’s Day shootings in southeast Queens

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Monday, May 15

Weather
• Windy with a high of 66 degrees.

Top Stories
• Federal immigration agents looking for a fourth grader, were turned away at a Queens school. 

• The New York Yankees retired Derek Jeter’s number in a ceremony.

• The engineer in the 2015 Amtrak derailment outside of Philadelphia was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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The Meadows Music & Art Festival Sept 15th – 17th Tickets on sale now! See the full lineup here. Tkts start at $275 for a General Admission 3-day pass. Click here for more information. Citi Field, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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Queens News
• Four were shot, one fatally, in two violent incidents in southeast Queens. 

Cops in Flushing rescued a duck that fell down a drain.

• A Queens man is in custody after shooting his girlfriend in the head. 

Politics
• Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan plans to make it difficult for Mayor Bill de Blasio to keep control of city public schools. 

• The New York City Council is planning to ban polystyrene foam. 

Entertainment
Actor Powers Boothe passed away at 68.

Weekend Box Office
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $68 million
Snatched – $17 million
• King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – $17 million
• The Fate of the Furious – $5.3 million
The Boss Baby – $4.6 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1972 Governor George Wallace is shot

• In 1937 America’s first female secretary of state Madeleine Albright is born in Prague, Czechoslovakia

Opinion
• Derek Jeter’s greatness and impact on New York City went beyond numbers, the NY Post says.

• The City’s flatlining hospitals need some help from Mayor Bill de Blasio, the NY Daily News says.

In the Blogs
• Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is hosting a public forum on the Queens light rail this week. 

• Sponsors held a kick-off party for the upcoming Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade at the West Side Tennis Club.

Trending in New York
• #MissUSA
• Powers Boothe
• #TheGifted
• #FOXNewsUS
• Will Ferrell

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (22-13) topped the Astros 11-6 in the first of game and lost 10-7 in the second of their double header.

• The Mets (16-20) fell to the Brewers 11-9. They’re traveling to Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks at 9:40 p.m.

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

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America’s Sweethearts Mon May 15th 8:30pm A 50’s and 60’s themed musical vocal trio, includes a preview of some material from our brand new 70’s style disco show!  $10,Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria 
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Real Estate
• A total of 34 affordable units are hitting the rental market in Long Island City.

• For Sale – Ozone Park – Mixed use property in prime location! Fully renovated five room professional office, upstairs features a 2 bedroom renovated apartment. Asking $749,000  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Beautiful 2 BR apt features LR, DR, renovated EIK, bathroom and home office.  Heat/Hot Water Included. Close to all.  Asking $2150/month  Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

• Sold – Bayside – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom home on 222nd Street. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Two men robbed a Queens auto shop at gunpoint on Saturday afternoon. According to police, they entered Ozone Auto Body on Rockaway Boulevard around 1:15 p.m., forced four employees to the ground at gunpoint and fled with $2,800.

Events
Maspeth8 a.m. – Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina hosts brief media availability on immigration with MOIA Commissioner Nisha Agarwal. P.S. 58 School of Heroes, 72-24 Grand Ave.

Fresh Meadows1:30 p.m. – Queens College celebrates its student honorees and athletes on the quad. 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Kew Gardens5:30 p.m. – City to brief Queens Borough Board on citywide flood resiliency planning. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard.

Howard Beach7 p.m. – Queens Symphony Orchestra.  Russo’s  on the Bay, 162-45 Crossbay Blvd.

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May 16th, 2017 at 11:34 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Trump warns Comey on Twitter, Group attacks and stabs teen in dispute over girl

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Friday, May 12

Top Stories 
• President Trump warned Comey about leaking information and threatened to cancel future White House briefings on Twitter.

• Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte announced his retirement after a controversy regarding his use of city resources.

Queens News
• A group of teens attacked and stabbed a teen during a dispute over a girl outside P.S. 175 in Forest Hills.

• Police are searching for a man who exposed himself to a teen girl in Sunnyside.

• Police released video of an SUV that struck a teen riding a motorbike in Jamaica.

Subway Status 
• Good Service on all lines as of 3:55 p.m.

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

Weekend Service Changes

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Saturday.

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Sunday.

Traffic 
• Delays on Grand Central PKWY westbound from Northern Blvd; NY 25A to START ROUTE Grand Central PKWY; I-278; Exit – 29th St.

• Disabled tractor trailer on I-678 northbound ramp from 20th Ave partial ramp blocked.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Exit 10 – Grand Central PKWY and Queens; Bronx County Line – Whitestone Bridge Toll Plaza.

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

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

Sports
Friday
• The Mets head to Milwaukee to start a series with the Brewers at 8:10 p.m.
• The Yankees continue their four-game set with the Astros at 7:05 p.m.
NBA Playoffs
• The Wizards host the Celtics. Game starts at 8 p.m.

Saturday
• The Mets take on the Brewers. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.
• The Bombers face Houston at Yankee Stadium for a 1:05 p.m. matchup.

Sunday
• The Amazins’ wrap up their three-game series at Milwaukee with a 2:10 p.m. matinee.
• The Yankees finish their series with the Astros at 7:38 p.m.
NBA Playoffs
• The Warriors host the Spurs. Tip-off is at 3:30 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

• The Originals (CW, 8 p.m.) – Hayley and Klaus travel to the ancestral world and meet Davina, Klaus’ former foe and the one person who holds the secrets to The Hollow’s demise.

• Hawaii Five-O (CBS, 9 p.m.) – Season 7 ends with McGarrett risking his life when Five-0 attempts to rescue young girls trapped in a sex-trafficking ring. Meanwhile, Kono, deeply affected by the case, makes a life-changing decision.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (FOOD, 9 p.m.) – This trip, Guy Fieri’s digging into a righteous mash-up of flavors including a potato-centric palace, a hot dog hangout, and short ribs.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Master of None Season 2 – After traveling abroad, Dev returns to New York to take on challenges in his personal life, a new career opportunity, and a complex, developing relationship with someone very meaningful to him.

Hulu: Fresh off the Boat Season 3 – Louis flies the entire family to Taiwan in an effort to make things right with Gene.

Amazon Video: Ex Machina – A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I.

Real Estate

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 13th 1-3pm  55-19 Andrews Avenue, Maspeth   Semi detached 2 family home – 3 bedrooms each floor, semi finished basement, wood floors, 1 car garage, yard. 1st floor vacant on title. Asking $875,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 13th 12-1:30pm  89-24 86th Street, Woodhaven Detached  one family w/ 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, party driveway, full basement, nice sized yard.  Asking $549,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

Local Eats of the Day

Queens Comfort
Located at 40-09 39th Ave.

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

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

Local Events 

• Astoria – 8 p.m. – Your Alice.  Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Rd.

Saturday
 Queens – All Day Event – Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  Leave non perishable food near your mailbox for pick up by your postal carrier.
• Elmhurst – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Flea Market.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Corona – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Dino Day Family Event.  Jurassic Playgound, Flushing Meadow Corona Park.
• Sunnyside – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Greenpoint Avenue “Sunnyside” Festival.  Greenpoint Ave from 42nd to 48th St.
• Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family Fun Day – Special Mother’s Day Event.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Glendale – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Spring Give-A-Way: Free Trees & Rain Barrels.  The Shops @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Ave.
• Middle Village - Noon - Learn to Ride.   Bike lessons for kids  5+.  Juniper Valley Park Track, Lutheran Ave.
• Maspeth – 7:30 p.m. – Paint Night.  St. Stan’s, 61-17 Grand Ave.
• Astoria – 8 p.m. – Your Alice.  Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Rd.

Sunday
 Flushing – 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. – Mother’s Day Brunch in the Garden.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
• Corona – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Little Makers: Flower Explorations.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.
• Jamaica – 3 p.m. – Mother’s Day Family Concert hosted by Zara Realty.  Amazurra Concert Hall, 91-12 144th PL.
• Forest Hills - 3 p.m. – Jewish Children’s Unity March. 62nd Dr. & Yellowstone Blvd.
• Astoria – 4:30 p.m. & 6 p.m. – Mother May I?  A Mother’s Day Comedy.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Kew Gardens - 7 to 8:30 p.m. – Schola Sine Nomine Concert.  Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd.
• Douglaston – 8 to 9:30 p.m. – Nocturnal Wildlife.  Alley Pond Park, Winchester Blvd.

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

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May 12th, 2017 at 4:02 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by MK Vision in Forest Hills

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Friday, May 12

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 60. Expect rain on Saturday and a high of just 54. Sunday will be windy with periods of light rain in the afternoon. High of 62.

Top Stories
• Contradicting previous White House explanations, Trump declared he was going to fire Comey regardless of Justice Department recommendations.

• Embattled Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte plans to step down amid a scandal over improper use of a city vehicle.

• A cab driver from Woodside died in a crash after she fell unconscious near the World Trade Center.

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Family Fun Day Sat May 13th 11am-2pm Celebrate Mother’s Day with Sweet Treats for Mom, Queen of the Day photos, Sweetest Mom craft to make & take home, face painting, bounce house and more! Don’t forget your camera!! Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd, Rego Park
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Queens News
• The Brooklyn Diocese wants to boot a Middle Village charter school from its church building because it’s not a Catholic school.

• A Woodhaven robbery victim wants a teen attacker to be arrested and jailed.

• Police are investigating a teen’s allegations that a Jamaica charter school employee groped her throughout the year.

Politics
• Former Police Commissioner Ray Kelly’s name has been floated as a possible replacement as FBI Director.

• Mayor de Blasio wants IDC members to “return to the Democratic fold” in the Senate.

Entertainment
• A new lawsuit says rapper Ja Rule is on the hook for a $3 million loan related to the failed Fyre Festival.

• The hashtag #BowWowChallenge went viral after the rapper was caught pretending to be on a private jet when he was really flying coach.

Buzzing Back

• In 1963 Bob Dylan walks out on The Ed Sullivan Show

• In 1956 Homer Simpson, fictional character from the long running television show “The Simpsons” is born in Springfield.

Opinion
• The Daily News calls for the closure of Sin City, a strip club in the Bronx.

• The Post says Democrats are helping Russia undermine American democracy by wildly speculating about Trump.

In the Blogs
• A self-storage facility is coming to 79th Place and Cooper Avenue in Glendale.

• The Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society is hosting a Memorial Day ceremony at Forest Park.

Trending in New York
#HarryStylesAlbum
After Laughter
#MomIn5Words
BBC Radio 2
#InsteadOfMoneyI

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (3-2) fell short in their comeback against the Astros, 3-2.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets (16-17) head to Milwaukee to start a series with the Brewers at 8:10 p.m.
• The Yankees continue their four-game set with the Astros at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets take on the Brewers. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.
• The Bombers face Houston at Yankee Stadium for a 1:05 p.m. matchup.
Sunday
• The Amazins’ wrap up their three-game series at Milwaukee with a 2:10 p.m. matinee.
• The Yankees finish their series with the Astros at 7:38 p.m.

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

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Mother May I?  Sun May 14th 4:30pm & 6pm Comics are given permission to share their most hilariously personal insights on motherhood. After all, there’s NOBODY like Mom. $10 Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Repeat foreclosures are happening in New York City at a higher rate than other urban housing markets.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 13th 1-3pm  55-19 Andrews Avenue, Maspeth   Semi detached 2 family home – 3 bedrooms each floor, semi finished basement, wood floors, 1 car garage, yard. 1st floor vacant on title. Asking $875,000 Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 13th 12-1:30pm  89-24 86th Street, Woodhaven Detached  one family w/ 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, party driveway, full basement, nice sized yard.  Asking $549,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Rosedale – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,125-square-foot house at 257-23 148th Drive for $520,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater released its list of the hottest restaurants in Queens for May 2017.

• A new Bayside brunch spot offers a spin on the usual eggs Benedict, breakfast pizza and unlimited drinks.

Restaurant ABC’s – Astoria
Grade A – Himalayan Restaurant & Grill, 25-94 Steinway St. – Food not protected from possible contamination.
Grade B – Queens Comfort, 40-09 30th Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Mi Candela, 31-31 Steinway St. – Food cross-contaminated, No appropriate thermometer.

Events
Flushing – 9 a.m. – Councilman Peter Koo speaks at PS 22’s Career Day. 153-33 Sanford Ave.

South Ozone Park – 10 a.m. – State Senator James Sanders discusses recent trip to Nigeria on medical mission of mercy with When In Need Foundation. St. Clement Pope Church, 141-11 123rd Ave.

Flushing – 10:30 a.m. – UNESCO to recognize Flushing Chamber’s cross-cultural presentation of “Anna and Vladimir” rock opera. 39-01 Main St., Suite 511.

East Elmhurst – 11 a.m. – Queens From Queens.  LaGuardia Plaza Hotel, 104-04 Ditmars Blvd.

• Bayside – 11 a.m. – Grocery store grand re-opening. Food Universe, 35-10 Francis Lewis Blvd.

Bayside – 11:30 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella presents grant to Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services’ Bayside Senior Center. 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway.

Flushing – 2 p.m. – Councilman Koo attends “Keep Fit Competition” announcement. 135-31 Roosevelt Ave., 2nd Fl.

Flushing – 3:45 p.m. – Councilman Koo attends kick-off for “Teens Take the Met” event with youth from Bland and Latimer Houses. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Astoria – 8 p.m. – Your Alice.  Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Road

Saturday
Queens – All Day Event – Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  Leave non perishable food near your mailbox for pick up by your postal carrier.
Elmhurst – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Flea Market.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd
Corona – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Dino Day Family Event.  Jurassic Playgound, Flushing Meadow Corona Park
Sunnyside – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Greenpoint Avenue “Sunnyside” Festival.  Greenpoint Ave from 42nd to 48th Streets
Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family Fun Day – Special Mother’s Day Event.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
Glendale – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Spring Give-A-Way: Free Trees & Rain Barrels.  The Shops @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Avenue
Middle Village - Noon - Learn to Ride.   Bike lessons for kids  5+.  Juniper Valley Park Track, Lutheran Avenue
Maspeth – 7:30 p.m. – Paint Night.  St. Stan’s, 61-17 Grand Avenue
Astoria – 8 p.m. – Your Alice.  Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Road

Sunday
Flushing – 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. – Mother’s Day Brunch in the Garden.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
Corona – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Little Makers: Flower Explorations.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
Jamaica – 3 p.m. – Mother’s Day Family Concert hosted by Zara Realty.  Amazurra Concert Hall, 91-12 144th Place
• Forest Hills - 3 p.m. – Jewish Children’s Unity March. 62nd Dr. & Yellowstone Blvd.
Astoria – 4:30 p.m. & 6 p.m. – Mother May I?  A Mother’s Day Comedy.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
Kew Gardens - 7 to 8:30 p.m. – Schola Sine Nomine Concert.  Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road
Douglaston – 8 to 9:30 p.m. – Nocturnal Wildlife.  Alley Pond Park, Winchester Blvd.

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May 12th, 2017 at 11:44 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Suspect in Harlem tourist attack arrested, Two planes clip each other at LaGuardia

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Thursday, May 11

Top Stories 
• President Trump said he was going to fire Comey regardless of the DOJ’s recommendation in an NBC News interview.

• The sex offender wanted for attacking a German tourist in Harlemwas arrested by police in Upstate New York.

Queens News
• Two planes clipped each other while moving on a taxiway at LaGuardia Airport.

• Dozens of homeowners approved for elevated homes were told they were no longer eligible by the city’s Build It Back program.

• A man who fell onto the subway tracks in Sunnyside was saved by a woman who stopped the departing train.

Subway Status 
• 7 and 7 express trains are running with delays after an earlier incident at 33 St-Rawson St.

• J trains are running with delays after an earlier incident at Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av/JFK Airport.

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

Traffic 
• 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 I-278 westbound Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expressway to Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Northern Blvd; NY 25A and Queens; Bronx County Line – Whitestone Bridge Toll Plaza.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Metropolitan Ave; Williamsburg Bridge and Wythe Ave.

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

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expressway Exit and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

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

Sports
• The Yankees are hosting the Astros for the first of a four-game set. First pitch is 7:05 p.m.

NBA Playoffs
• The Rockets host the Spurs in Game 6. Tip-Off is at 8 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight 

• The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8 p.m.) – In the Season 10 finale, Sheldon’s former admirer, Dr. Ramona Nowitzki, turns up while Amy is visiting Princeton, and the gang is extremely concerned.

• Riverdale (CW, 9 p.m.) – In the Season 1 finale, Archie and Veronica continue to grow closer, while Betty tires of her family acting as if nothing has happened and confronts her mother.

The Blacklist (NBC, 10 p.m.) – Liz becomes the target of a mercenary known as the Debt Collector, so Red turns to an unlikely source for help.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Cable Girls Season 1 – Set in the 1920s, this is the story of four women from different backgrounds newly hired as operators for a phone company.

Hulu: Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 3 – After Holt is transferred to the NYPD Department of Public Relations, the new captain’s arrival causes the precinct to dissolve into chaos, despite Terry’s best efforts to keep everyone on point.

Amazon Video: The Age of Adeline – A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into.

Real Estate

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 13th 1-3pm  59-44 59th Drive, Maspeth  Large brick 2 family in mint condition.  Central a/c, full finished basement w/ high ceilings, 1 car garage, private driveway, large yard.  Asking $1.1M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 13th 1-3pm  62-48 65th Street, Middle Village  Semi detached 1 family features 3 BRs, 1 car detached garage, nice yard w/ back deck, full finished basement.  3 blocks to Metro M train. Asking $619,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

Local Eats of the Day

• Sac’s Place of Jackson Heights 
Located at 86-14 37th Ave.

Enjoy a 10′ small white pizza served with fresh mozzarella and ricotta cheeses, grated Romano cheese, olive oil and spices for $11.

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

Local Events 
 Forest Hills – 5:30 p.m. – State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr., hosts mobile office hours. Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71st Ave.

• Forest Hills – 6:30 p.m. – Sponsor Kick-Off Party for Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade.  West Side Tennis Club, 1 Tennis Place.

• Jamaica - 7 p.m. – Queens County Young Democrats Host ‘Trump, the Media and the Truth.’ Latin American Intercultural Alliance, 148-15 Archer Ave.

• LIC - 7 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer moderates a conversation with Steven Holl, architect of the Hunters Point Library. The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd.

 Flushing – 7:15 p.m. – Flushing Camera Club. Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45th Avenue, 5th floor.

 LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Dutch Kills Civic Assoc. Meeting.  Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-37 28th St.

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

Tech Tip of the Day 
Google Chrome: You can save webpages to read later even if you’re offline on the Google Chrome app. Click here to learn how for the IPhone, IPad, and Android.

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

 

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May 11th, 2017 at 4:10 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Zara Realty

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Thursday, May 11

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 64 degrees.

Top Stories
• New Orleans will begin to remove its second Confederate monument today.

Two dead bodies were found floating in a Central Park lake less than 24 hours apart.

• A Senate intelligence committee subpoenaed Michael Flynn for documents regarding his interactions with Russian officials.

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Queens News
Three alleged MS-13 gang members were busted for the attempted murder of a Queens man.

• Queens Congressman Joseph Crowley is reportedly using campaign funds to rent a family-owned property outside his district.

• A Queens school was on lockdown after a student showed up with a BB gun. 

Politics
• Three members of the breakaway Democrat group in the state senate are reportedly receiving legislative stipends despite not chairing committees.

• The Hotel Trades Council endorsed Mayor Bill de Blasio for re-election. 

Entertainment
• Actor and writer Donald Glover is bringing Marvel’s Deadpool to FXX.

Could Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson run for president? Don’t rule it out.

Buzzing Back

• In 1947 B.F. Goodrich Co. announces development of tubeless tire

• In 1888 God Bless America composer Irving Berlin is born in Tyumen, Russian Empire

Opinion
• New York has become a city encased in scaffolding, the NY Times says.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ferry is off to a rocky start, the NY Post says.

In the Blogs
• A woman was pepper sprayed during an attempted burglary in Maspeth.

• Resorts World Casino announced a $50,000 grant to help the Queens EDC’s start-up business competition.

Trending in New York
• #FOXNewsUS
• #RuinMetal
• Jefferson Davis
• #ThursdayThoughts
• Hitman

Scoreboard
• The Mets (16-17) fell to the Giants, 6-5 at home.

• The Yankees (21-10) are hosting the Astros for the first of a four-game set. First pitch is 7:05 p.m.

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

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Little Makers: Flower Explorations Sun May 14th 10:30am-12:30pm Use your senses to observe, tinker and learn about flowers and other natural materials. $8 plus admission. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
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Real Estate
• The City Council passed a bill to crack down on illegal home conversion. 

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 13th 1-3pm  59-44 59th Drive, Maspeth  Large brick 2 family in mint condition.  Central a/c, full finished basement w/ high ceilings, 1 car garage, private driveway, large yard.  Asking $1.1M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

OPEN HOUSE – Sat May 13th 1-3pm  62-48 65th Street, Middle Village  Semi detached 1 family features 3 BRs, 1 car detached garage, nice yard w/ back deck, full finished basement.  3 blocks to Metro M train. Asking $619,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op on 108th Street for $579,000. Zillow.

Style & Fashion
• Reese Witherspoon’s clothing line, Draper James, just dropped a collaboration with Net-a-Porter. 

• Vestiaire Collective is teaming with Chloë Sevigny to launch a curated shop of vintage treasures. 

Events
 East Elmhurst – 10 a.m. – State Senator Jose Peralta announces funding for Apicha Community Health Center’s Jackson Heights site. Peralta’s district office, 32-37 Junction Blvd.

 Astoria - 10 a.m. – NYC DOT, DDC, and Council Members Costa Constantinides and Jimmy Van Bramer celebrate the repaving of eight lane miles of 21st Street, from 47th Avenue to Broadway. 21st Street and 34th Avenue.

• Flushing12:30 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella Calls on DEP to fix sinkhole at Flushing intersection. 32nd Avenue and Union Street.

• LIC1 p.m. – Ribbon-cutting ceremony for new library. LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave., E Building

Forest Hills5:30 p.m. – State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr., hosts mobile office hours. Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71st Ave.

Forest Hills6:30 p.m. – Sponsor Kick-Off Party for Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade.  West Side Tennis Club, 1 Tennis Place

Jamaica - 7 p.m. – Queens County Young Democrats Host ‘Trump, the Media and the Truth.’ Latin American Intercultural Alliance, 148-15 Archer Ave.

LIC - 7 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer moderates a conversation with Steven Holl, architect of the Hunters Point Library. The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road.

Flushing7:15 p.m. – Flushing Camera Club. Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45th Avenue, 5th floor

LIC7:30 p.m. – Dutch Kills Civic Assoc. Meeting.  Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-37 28th Street

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

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Afternoon Buzz: FBI Director asked for more resources before firing, Springfield Gardens school locked down Inbox x

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Wednesday, May 10

Top Stories 
•Days before he was fired, FBI Director James Comey reportedly asked for more resources for his Russian meddling investigation.

•Another dead body was found floating in a Central Park pond, the second in less than 24 hours.

Queens News
•A middle school in Springfield Gardens was briefly locked down after a BB gun was found nearby.

•Freestyle legend Lisa Lisa will headline the 25th annual Queens Pride Parade in Jackson Heights.

•A proposed revamp of Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills and Rego Park will add bike lanes but take away parking spots.

Subway Status 
•Due to an earlier incident at Sheepshead Bay, B and Q train service has resumed with delays.

•Sutter Av-Rutland Rd and Junius St stations are both closed for renovations. 3 trains skip both stops in both directions.

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

Traffic 
•Delays on I-495 eastbound between 48th St. ramp and Exit 27 – Clearview Expressway I-295/Throgs Neck Bridge.

•Emergency construction and repairs on I-495 eastbound approaching Van Dam St. Right and center lanes blocked until further notice.

•Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expressway and Wythe Avenue.

•Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 30 – Flushing Avenue and Kosciuzsko Bridge.

•Delays on I-678 southbound between Queens Blvd. and Exit 5 – 101st Ave.

•Delays on I-678 northbound between JFK Expressway and Exit 8 – Main St.

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

Sports

NBA Playoffs
• The Celtics host the Wizards. Game starts at 8 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

Blindspot (NBC, 9 p.m.) – The team finally crack a member of Sandstorm, which leads to a huge breakthrough in uncovering Phase Two of Sandstorm’s plan.

The 100 (CW, 9 pm.) – Clarke faces the consequences of her fateful choice.

Designated Survivor (NBC, 10 p.m.) – President Kirkman’s first international summit is derailed when journalist Abe Leonard publishes an explosive article.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Master of None Season 1 – Dev tries to jump-start his acting career and elevate his dating game with help from his friends.

Hulu: New Girl Season 3 - An ensemble comedy centering on a free-spirited young woman, her three male roommates and her best friend, as they navigate modern relationships.

Amazon Video: Justified Season 2 – Fresh off the epic gun battle that concluded season one, season two of Justified finds Bo Crowder dead, and the Crowder criminal grip on Harlan County broken.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Forest Hills – One bedroom co-op in luxury high rise with huge terrace.  Updated kitchen w/ SS appliances, updated bath.  24-hour doorman, swimming pool, gym, party room, garage parking.  Asking $369,000  Madeleine Realty  718-520-0303

• For Sale – Glendale – Two family home currently being used as a one family. Updated EIK, private driveway, garage.  Close to all. ID# 1277994  Asking $683,500  Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

Local Eats of the Day

• Just Made 4 U
Located at 8021 37th Ave.

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

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

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

• Corona – Mayoral candidate Paul Massey keynotes Queens County GOP Spring Gala. Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St.

• Jamaica – 9 p.m. – Marvin Gaye Tribute.  Resorts World Casino NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Tech Tip of the Day 
• Unresponsive Program: Use Alt + F4 (PC) or Option + CMD + ESC (Mac) to quit an unresponsive program.

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

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May 11th, 2017 at 12:14 pm

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Morning Buzz: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey, Judge blocks eviction of Holocaust surviror

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Wednesday, May 10

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 62.

Top Stories
• Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the investigation into Russian meddling, for mishandling the probe into Hillary Clinton’s emails.

• A Con Edison substation spilled gallons of oil into the polluted East River waterway.

• Police arrested one of five suspects accused of brutally beating a street vendor in the Bronx.

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Your Alice Fri & Sat May 12th & 13th 8pm Your Alice explores the complex and dynamic friendship between Mr. Dodgson and his Dreamchild muse Miss Alice Liddell, the inspiration behind Alice in Wonderland. $18 Ophelia Theater, 21-12 30th Road, Astoria
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Queens News
• A judge blocked the eviction of an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor in Kew Gardens with debilitating health issues.

• Track and switch upgrades will suspend N and W train service in Astoria for eight weeks this summer.

• A father-and-son handyman team in Woodside is suing their employer for years’ worth of unpaid wages.

Politics
• Protesters blasted House Speaker Paul Ryan during his visit to a Harlem charter school.

• Embattled Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte’s fate will be decided by an upcoming sit-down with Mayor de Blasio.

Entertainment
• Calvin Harris is dropping a new star-studded album featuring Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and John Legend.

• “Rob & Big” star Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin has died at the age of 45.

Buzzing Back

• In 1869 the First transcontinental railroad is completed

• In 1960 U2 rocker Bono is born in Dublin, Ireland

Opinion
• The Daily News says Trump’s sudden decision to fire FBI Director James Comey is suspicious.

• The Post says the Assembly should pass a bill equipping law enforcement to take down the MS-13 gang.

In the Blogs
• Historic street lamps is coming to Glendale’s Myrtle Avenue commercial district.

• IS 93 in Ridgewood is finally getting a much-needed elevator.

Trending in New York
RIP Big Black
Harden
Watergate
#RussiaGate
#AgentsofSHIELD

Scoreboard
• The Mets (16-16) topped the Giants, 6-1. They finish their series with San Francisco at Citi Field with a 1:10 p.m. matinee.

• The Yankees (21-10) fell to the Reds, 5-3.

• The Rangers end their season with a 4-2 loss to the Senators in Game 6 of the series.

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

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Queens from Queens Fri May 12th 11am Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch while celebrating the songs from yesterday and today with hits from Ella Fitzgerald, Cyndi Lauper, Lena Horne and more. $49 LaGuardia Plaza Hotel, 104-04 Ditmars Blvd, East Elmhurst
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Real Estate
• The LaGuardia AirTrain project is moving forward after an engineering firm signed on.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – One bedroom co-op in luxury high rise with huge terrace.  Updated kitchen w/ SS appliances, updated bath.  24-hour doorman, swimming pool, gym, party room, garage parking.  Asking $369,0009  Madeleine Realty  718-520-0303

• For Sale – Glendale – Two family home currently being used as a one family. Updated EIK, private driveway, garage.  Close to all. ID# 1277994  Asking $683,500  Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

• Sold – Woodside – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,000-square-foot house at 50-23 65th Place for $1.498 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Spirit Airlines is in hot water after a surge in flight cancellations triggered a passenger brawl.

• Coach is proposing a $2.4 billion marriage with handbag retailer Kate Spade.

Events
Corona2 to 5 p.m. – Spring Film Series: To Be or Not To Be.  Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Middle Village7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting.  Christ the King H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

Corona – Mayoral candidate Paul Massey keynotes Queens County GOP Spring Gala. Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St.

Jamaica9 p.m. – Marvin Gaye Tribute.  Resorts World Casino NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

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