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Friday, April 6

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• The Trump administration imposed sanctions on seven of Russia’s richest men and 17 government officials due to Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and other aggressions.

• China warned that it will fight back after President Trump threatened to impose $100 billion in new tariffs on imported Chinese goods. Meanwhile, the Dow fell nearly 600 points due to fears of a trade war.

• MMA fighter Conor McGregor was charged with assault and criminal mischief after he attacked a bus full of fighters at Barclays Center.

IN QUEENS
• Police are searching for two suspects wanted for four robberies across Queens and Brooklyn.

• Mayor de Blasio said that the BQX project will require federal fundingdespite his previous assurances that the city would not depend on anyone else.

• Community Board 2 unanimously approved the city’s acquisition of a former playground site for a public park in Sunnyside.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Southbound A trains are running with delays because of signal problems at 80 St.

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 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

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

• Delays on I-678 southbound between I-495 Long Island Expwy and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Accident investigation on 101st St southbound at 37th Ave all lanes subject to closure.

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

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

SCOREBOARD
Friday
• The Knicks (27-51) host the Miami Heat at 7:30 p.m.
• The Yankees continue their home stand against the O’s at 7:05 p.m.

Saturday
• The Rangers finish their season on the road against the Philadelphia Flyers at 3 p.m.
• The Islanders travel to Detroit to take on the Red Wings at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks welcome the Milwaukee Bucks to MSG at 7:30 p.m.
• The Nets head to Chicago to play the Bulls. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
• The Mets take on the Nationals on the road. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Orioles for a 1:05 p.m. matinee.

Sunday
• The Mets conclude their series with the Nats at 8:08 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their four-game series with the Orioles at 1:05 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Kate Hudson revealed that she is pregnant with her third child and first girl in an Instagram post.

• Jay-Z opened up about infidelity in his marriage with Beyoncé and his mother’s sexuality in an interview with David Letterman.

• “Roseanne” was criticized for a joke about two minority-centered shows.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 9PM) – Coulson is forced to team up with surprising allies to save the world, while the S.H.I.E.L.D. team attempts to track down and rescue him.

• Jane the Virgin (CW, 9PM) – After Jane, Rafael, Petra and JR all go out together, Jane is bothered to learn that JR doesn’t like her. Jane and Rafael brush off a big relationship moment, but they both try to make up for it in different ways.

• Blue Bloods (CBS, 10PM) – After a woman voices her outrage regarding the NYPD’s inability to find her son’s murderer, Danny reexamines the case, upsetting the original detective, Erin, and Anthony, who didn’t pursue the case due to lack of evidence.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman - Jay Z talks candidly about his past in the streets, his family struggles and racial injustices.

• HULU: Fixer Upper Season 4 – Chip and Joanna Gaines help homebuyers turn fixer uppers into showplaces.

• AMAZON VIDEO: The Florida Project – Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.

TECHNOLOGY
• Facebook plans to make an “unsend” feature available to users after it was revealed that the company retracted messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg from their recipients inboxes.

• Chevrolet updated its 2019 car lineup with the Malibu, Cruze, and Spark models set to receive new styling and upgrades.

• Is your Google Drive almost full? Click here to learn how to free up space.

#TRENDINGNY
• #InvasionOfPrivacy

• #JerseyShore

• Trump

• Masters

#FridayFeeling

• #NationalStudentAthleteDay

REAL ESTATE

• For Rent – Glendale – Apartment features 2 bedrooms, brand new kitchen, and deck. Location convenient to transportation and all the amenities of Myrtle Avenue. Asking $1,800/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Corona – Six families, new construction. Two 2 bedroom apartments and four 1 bedroom apartment. All utilities seperated. Asking $2,750,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

LOCAL EVENTS
• Rochdale Village – 6 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James attends Pastor Calvin Rice’s consecration service. New Jerusalem Worship Center, 122-05 Smith St.

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Public Advocate James speaks at NAACP Parkchester Branch Freedom Fund Awards Dinner. Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave.

• Maspeth – 7 p.m. – Jerry Drake & The Front Page Big Band. The Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.

• Corona – 7:30 p.m. – Much Ado About Nothing. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.

• Howard Beach – 9 p.m. – Public Advocate James attends Reverend Dr. Samuel Nicholas’ 60th birthday celebration. Russo’s on the Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd.

• Astoria – 9:15 p.m. – Origami Class. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Saturday
• Flushing - 9 a.m. – NYCRUNS Flushing Meadows 5K & 10K.  Meet at the Unisphere.

• Glendale – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Art Show.  Glendale Methodist Church, 66-14 Central Ave.

• Astoria - 11 a.m. – Spring Recess Programs.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• Floral Park - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Children’s Carnival.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.

• East Elmhurst – 11 a.m. – Congressman Joseph Crowley hosts town hall on gun safety. East Elmhurst Community Library, 95-06 Astoria Blvd.

• Flushing – Noon to 5 p.m. – Solar-Lunar Transcriptions.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Corona – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – BodyTraffic.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.

• Sunnyside – 2:30 p.m. – Our Invisible Neighbors – Author Talk & Book Signing.  Queens Library, 43-06 Greenpoint Ave.

• Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.

Sunday
• Woodside - Midnight to 2 a.m. – Easter Night Religious Ceremony.  St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church, 48th Ave btwn 45th & 46th St.

• Astoria – 11 a.m. – Spring recess Programs.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• Floral Park - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Children’s Carnival.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.

• Flushing – Noon to 5 p.m. – Solar-Lunar Transcriptions.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Corona – 3 p.m.  – BodyTraffic.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.

• Bayside – 3 p.m. – The Broadway Dolls!  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.

• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Desus & Mero Do NYC Tour.  Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Ave.

• Astoria – 8:30 p.m. – Musical Theatre Mayhem!  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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Written by QTadmin

April 8th, 2018 at 5:31 pm

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