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Afternoon Buzz: 13 Russian nationals indicted for election interference, Sunnyside condo with controversial lobby votes in new board

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Friday, February 16

Top Stories 
• Special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russians and three Russian companies for allegedly interfering in the 2016 presidential election.

• The FBI admitted that it failed to act on a tip in January about the Florida school shooting suspect.

• Three people were injured after they were struck by a falling fire escape piece in SoHo.

Lunar New Year Celebration
Sat Feb 17th  12-4pm
Celebrate the Year of the Dog with crafts and performances. Learn about the Lucky Plants of Lunar New Year. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St, Flushing.

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Queens News
• A Winter Storm Watch was issued for NYC this weekend due to expected snow and rain showers.

• A Sunnyside condominium voted in a new board after the property owner plastered Nazi and Confederacy posters all over the lobby.

• Flushing and Elmhurst are set to celebrate the Year of the Dog with several events this weekend.

Subway Status 
• There is no B train service between DeKalb Av and 145 St in both directions.

• B trains are running along the Q line between Dekalb Av and 96 St in both directions.
• B and D trains are running with delays in both directions. These service changes are because of signal problems at 7 Av.

• Some northbound F trains are stopping along the G line from Bergen St to Court Sq then via the E line to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av.

• Some southbound F trains will end at 2 Av. These service changes are because of a dog on the tracks at York St.

• Northbound R trains are stopping along the Q line from DeKalb Av to Canal St because of signal problems at Whitehall St-South Ferry. Expect delays in N, Q and R train service.

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

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Saturday.

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Sunday.

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

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

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Rd; Ramp and Linden Blvd.

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

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between 50th St and Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West.

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

Sports
Friday
• The Islanders visit the Carolina Hurricanes at 7:30 p.m.
• The NBA Rising Stars game kicks off at 9 p.m. on TNT.

Saturday
• The Rangers are in Ottawa to take on the Senators at 2 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn (13-15) is on the road against Wagner at 4 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn (12-15) hosts Fairleigh Dickinson at 4 p.m.
• All-Star Saturday Night features the 3-point contest, slam dunk contest and skills challenge. It begins at 8 p.m. on TNT.

Sunday
• The Rangers host the Philadelphia Flyers at noon.
• The NBA All-Star Game pits Team LeBron against Team Steph in Los Angeles. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW, 8PM) – When Rebecca decides to make amends for her past, she finds some unexpected challenges. At the same time, West Covina awaits an important new arrival.

Olympics 2018 Prime Time: Figure Skating, Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, Skeleton (NBC, 8PM) – Finals in men’s figure skating and women’s Alpine skiing (Super G) are on tap; plus women’s skiing aerials and skeleton.

Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (CBS, 8PM) – Houseguests compete live to win the Power of Veto, and then a Houseguest is evicted and interviewed by host Julie Chen.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Everything Sucks! Season 1 – In 1990s Oregon, members of a high school A/V club clash with the drama club.

Hulu: Cardinal Season 2 –  Detective John Cardinal and Detective Lise Delorme dive into a mysterious new case—a woman who appears at a roadside bar with a bullet in her head and no memory of who she is.

Amazon Video: Mozart in the Jungle Season 4 – New melodies arise as Rodrigo & Hailey take their relationship public. Hailey struggles to prove herself as a conductor, while Rodrigo fights to keep his inspiration alive.

Real Estate

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 17th & Sun Feb 18th 2:30-3:30pm  88-01 Doran Ave, Glendale  Lovely Cape Cod style 1 family home features 4 BRs, FDR, semi finished basement, wood burning fireplace, 2 car garage. Asking $705,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 17th & Sun Feb 18th 12-2pm  60-27 78th Street, Middle Village  Brick one family home offers FDR, 3 BRs with Queen size Master, full finished basement, yard/patio & garage. Close to all! Asking $799,000. Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

Local Eats of the Day

 Bonchon
Located at 25-30 Broadway.

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

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

Local Events 
• Glendale – 9:30 p.m. – Generations perform.  Yer Man’s Irish Pub, 70-26 88th St.

Saturday
• Flushing – 9:30 a.m. – Pre-Parade Reception.  St. George’s Episcopal Church, 135-32 38th Ave.
• Astoria – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The Big APAC Rummage Sale!  Good Shepherd Church, 30-44 Crescent St.
• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Chinese New Year Parade.  Union St. & 37th Ave.
 Flushing – Noon to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
• Elmhurst – Noon to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year celebration at Queens Center Mall. 90-15 Queens Blvd.
• LIC – 12:30 p.m. – Broken Hearts Comedy.  Queens Library, 21-45 31st St.
• Flushing – 2 p.m. – The Costume Art of Imperial Opera Opening Reception.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
 East Elmhurst - 3 p.m. – Concert of Classics.  St. Michael’s Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd.
• Jamaica - 7:30 p.m. – The Langston Hughes Project “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz”.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 161-04 Jamaica Ave
• Corona – 8 p.m. – Broadway Valentines.  Queens Theatre. 14 United Nations Ave So.
• Glendale – 8 to 11 p.m. – Mid-Winter Beatles Bash featuring Yesterday & Today.  Yer Man’s Irish Pub, 70-26 88th St.

Sunday
• Corona – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Little Makers: Happy New Year Lanterns.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.
• Corona – 3 p.m. – Broadway Valentines.  Queens Theatre. 14 United Nations Ave So.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
MacBook: Are you having startup issues or are your apps unresponsive?

Click here to learn about 5 common MacBook issues and how to resolve them.

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Written by QTadmin

February 16th, 2018 at 4:26 pm

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