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Afternoon Buzz: North and South Korea to work towards denuclearization, Body found in Kissena Park identified as local teen

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Friday, April 27 

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES

• The leaders of North and South Korea agreed to work towards denuclearization in the Korean peninsula and to pursue talks with the US to declare an official end to the Korean War.

• The GOP-led House intelligence committee released a report concluding that it found no evidence of collusion between the Trump 2016 campaign and Russia.

• House Speaker Paul Ryan was criticized by members of both parties after the dismissal of the House chaplain.

IN QUEENS

• Police identified a body found in Kissena Park as a 17-year-old boy and deemed his death a homicide.

• The completion date for the 7 train’s new signal system was delayed again until this November.

The Steinway Street Cultural Festival will be held this Sunday and will feature about 300 vendors.

SUBWAY STATUS

• Southbound 2 Subway trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Pelham Pkwy.

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 21 – 108th St.

• Delays on Belt System – Cross Island Pkwy southbound between Francis Lewis Blvd and Exit 30W – I-495 – Long island Expwy.

• Delays on I-295 southbound between Northern Blvd; NY 25A and Exit 4 – I-495 Long Island Expwy.

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

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Wythe Ave and Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West.

• Accident on I-278 westbound at Atlantic Ave right lane blocked.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy Exit and Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West.

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

SCOREBOARD

Friday

The Yankees begin a three-game series with the Angels in Los Angeles. First pitch at 10:07 p.m.

The Mets head to San Diego for a three-game series with the Padres at 10:10 p.m.

Saturday

The Bronx Bombers face the Angels on the road at 9:07 p.m.

The Amazins’ take on the Padres in San Diego. First pitch at 8:40 p.m.

Sunday

The Yankees finish their series with the Angels at 8:08 p.m.

The Mets complete their road trip against the Padres at 4:10 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT

Avengers: Infinity War opened with $39 million in Thursday night preview showings.

• Amy Schumer is recovering after she was hospitalized for five days due to a kidney infection.

• ABBA announced the release of two new tracks for the first time in 35 years.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 9PM) – The team finds themselves trapped and under siege at the Lighthouse.

Hawaii Five-0 (NBC, 9PM) – Five-0 must help Duke after he is forced to steal crucial evidence from the police locker in exchange for his kidnapped granddaughter.

Blue Bloods (CBS, 10PM) – When Danny resorts to asking his incarcerated archenemy, Victor Lugo, for help locating a dangerous criminal who escaped from prison, Lugo refuses to assist unless he’s allowed to accompany them on the pursuit.  

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY

NETFLIX: 3% Season 2 – A futuristic thriller of a world divided into two domains, one of destruction and one of progress, and only 3% of those that try to transition to the better side are able to succeed.

HULU: Scrubs Season 9 - J.D. returns, but this time to teach med school, along with Turk, Drs. Cox and Kelso and Intern Denise.

AMAZON PRIME: All or Nothing: Dallas Cowboys Season 3 – The third season follows the Dallas Cowboys through their tumultuous 2017 campaign, which they enter with Super Bowl aspirations and exit one game short of the playoffs after a roller-coaster of controversy and emotion.

TECHNOLOGY

• Epic Games teased Fortnite Season 4 with a graphic that indicates a superhero-themed season.

• Microsoft released a preview of the features and changes to Office 2019 today.

• Do you need to convert a PDF into a Word document? Click here to learn how.

#TRENDINGNY

• #WWEGRR

• Bill Cosby

• #NFLDraft

• Infinity War

• Giants

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Briarwood – Detached fully renovated colonial single family home. Open floor kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances, skylights. Hardwood floors throughout. L/R D/R 4 bdrms, 3 full baths. Updated plumbing/electrical. Detached one car Garage. Fenced backyard, patio. Full and finished basement w/ accessory Unit. Asking $880,000.

O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Sale – Maspeth – One family solid brick home features a large living room, dining room, modern kitchen, king size master bedroom, finished basement, lovely yard patio, and garage! Located off Eliot Avenue and convenient to shopping, transportation, schools and park. Asking $699,000.

Eliot Hil Realty 718-672-4444

LOCAL EVENTS

• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – The Marriage of Figaro. Goldstein Theatre, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• Maspeth – 8 p.m. – “Laughter Saves Lives” Fundraiser. Martin Luther H/S, 60-02 Maspeth Ave.

Saturday

• Woodhaven – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Tour the Forest Park Greenhouse.  Woodhaven Blvd, Forest Park.

• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. – “The World’s Fare”.  CitiField Parking Lot, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.

• Glendale – 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Trust for Public Land, Friends of the QueensWay host Forest Park “Bioblitz.” Forest Park, Margaret Pl. and Trotting Course Ln.

• Flushing – 12:30 p.m. – The Polar Bears Go Up.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• LIC – 2:30 p.m. – Music Production Workshop w/ DJ Ray Blk.  Queens Library, 10-43 41st Ave.

• Astoria - 2:30 p.m. – Iron Chef Astoria: Battle Carrot.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

• Corona – 6 p.m. to Midnight – Queens International Night Market Sneak Peek.  NY Hall of Science Pkg Lot, 47-01 111th St.

• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – The Marriage of Figaro.  Goldstein Theatre, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• Corona – 8 p.m. – Latin Dance Festival.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.

Sunday

• Woodhaven – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Free Recycling Event.  Forest Park Bandshell, Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Drive.

• Astoria – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Steinway Street Cultural Festival.  Steinway St from 28th to 34th Aves.

• Fresh Meadows – 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, Councilman Barry Grodenchik host free bike helmet fitting and giveaway. Farm Playground, 73rd Ave. and 196th Pl.

• Bayside – 10 a.m. – Walk-A-Thon to support chronically-ill children. Chrocheron Park, 215-01 35th Ave.

• Kew Gardens – 10:30 a.m. – 1918 World War 1 Calvary w/ Living Historians.  Maple Grove Cemetery, Victorian Admin Blvd, 83-15 Kew Gardens Rd.

• Corona - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Little Makers: Glider Planes.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

• Flushing - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Arbor Fest.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.

• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. – “The World’s Fare”.  CitiField Parking Lot, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.

• Astoria – Noon to 5 p.m. – Celebrate Astoria – International Culture Festival.  Steinway St btwn Broadway & 31st Ave.

• Floral Park - 2 p.m. – Dances of Rejuvenation.  North Shore Towers Theater, 272-40 Grand Central Pkwy.

• Flushing – 3 p.m. – The Marriage of Figaro.  Goldstein Theatre, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• Bayside – 3 p.m. – Dancin’ Broadway.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Legend of the Witching House.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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April 27th, 2018 at 4:00 pm

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