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Wednesday, April 11

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• House Speaker Paul Ryan announced he will not seek reelection this year.

• President Trump warned Russia of missile strike on Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack.

• Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the regulation of social media firms is “inevitable” and revealed that his own data was exposed in the Cambridge Analytica scandal during his second day on Capitol Hill.

IN QUEENS
• Four suspects were arrested in Queens and Brooklyn as part of a major drug bust.

• The famed Marriott Courtyard Hotel near LaGuardia Airport closed down this morning without warning.

• A fake firearm that was spotted by straphangers led to an hour-long shutdown on the F train.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Northbound E trains are stopping along the F line from W 4 St-Washing Sq to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av.

• Some Forest Hills-bound M trains are stopping along the F line from 47-50 St Rockefeller Ctr to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av.

• Some Forest Hills-bound M trains will end at Delancey St-Essex St. These service changes are because of a broken rail at Lexington Av-53 St.

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

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

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound from Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expwy to I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from Exit 12B – I-495; Ramp to Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound from Rockaway Blvd to Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 westbound from Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge to Exit – 38th St; Sunset Park Industrial Park.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit 30 – Flushing Ave to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit – 38th St; Sunset Park Industrial Park to Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Knicks (28-53) head to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers in the final game of their season. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (28-53) take on the Boston Celtics on the road in their last game. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

• The Yankees (5-6) were crushed by Boston, 14-1. They play the Red Sox at Fenway again at 7:10 p.m.

• The Mets (9-1) continue their hot streak by topping the Marlins, 8-6. They finish their series with the Marlins in Miami at 7:10 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Mitzi Shore, the owner of the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, died at the age of 87 after a battle with Parkinson’s disease.

• Mariah Carey opened up about living with bipolar disease in an issue of People’s Magazine.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Blacklist (NBC, 8PM) – In an attempt to apply pressure to Ian Garvey, Red and the Task Force head to Paris to track down a prominent heroin supplier for the Nash Syndicate. Distrustful of Red’s agenda, Liz takes her own path in going after Garvey.

• Suits (USA, 9PM) – Harvey is forced into a difficult decision when the impossible is asked of him. Mike and Rachel try to make time to discuss their future. Louis struggles with the rules of his relationship.

• The Americans (FX, 10PM) – In the aftermath of a disastrous operation, Philip and Elizabeth clash about how to handle things with Paige. Meanwhile, Stan struggles to contain the growing risks of Sofia and Gennadi’s fraying relationship.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Bad Boys – Two hip detectives protect a witness to a murder while investigating a case of stolen heroin from the evidence storage room from their police precinct.

• HULU: Augie – At 47, Augie Nieto was diagnosed with ALS. Since then, he and his wife Lynne have been on a quest to change the course of ALS.

• AMAZON VIDEO: Mystic River – The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.

TECHNOLOGY
• Google is planning to release a new Gmail design with several new features in the coming weeks.

• A federal jury ordered that Apple pay $502.6 million for infringing four patents for secure communications.

• Are you trying to get sharp photos on your camera? Check out these tips on how to improve your focusing skills.

#TRENDINGNY
• #NationalPetDay

• Andre Ingram

• Nicki

• Syria

• #StatenIslandHustle

REAL ESTATE

• For Rent – Glendale – Apartment features 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, two entries, large living room, brand new cherry kitchen cabinets, hardwood floors, Right near the Joseph F. Mafera Park, heat and hot water included. Asking $2,500/month. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Glendale – 1 family home is completely remodeled and features 3 beds and 1.5 bath with a semi-finished basement. Highlights include Adt alarm system, nest security camera, surround speakers thru-out the ceiling, costume shelving and even a brand new water heater. Asking $685,000. Coldwell Banker Phillips 718-326-3900

LOCAL EVENTS
• Maspeth – 7 p.m. – Bereavement Group. Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72nd St.

• Queens Village – 7 p.m. – Southeast Queens elected officials host information session on zombie properties. Congregational Church, 211-04 Hollis Ave.

• Kew Gardens Hills – 7:30 p.m. – Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. speaks at JFK and Stevenson Democratic clubs. Kew Gardens Hills Jewish Center, 71-25 Main St.

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

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by QTadmin

April 12th, 2018 at 1:17 am

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