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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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April 12th, 2018 at 1:17 am

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Wednesday, April 11

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 53 degrees.

Top Stories
• In a five-hour face-off with senators, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for the company’s privacy failures, but emerged unscathed.

• Trump is considering firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a move that lawmakers fear could lead to Robert Mueller’s removal.

• The FBI is investigating a $150,000 payment made by the publisher of National Enquirer to a second woman who claims she had an affair with Trump.

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Queens News
• A judge sentenced a Queens man to 150 years behind bars for beating, raping and impregnating his underaged stepdaughters.

• A local television reporter was punched in the face by an Edgemere residentas he was interviewing community members.

• Mayor de Blasio named Stanley Brezenoff as the interim chair of NYCHA after touring a development in Far Rockaway.

Politics
• Trump believes he has the power to fire Robert Mueller because the probe into Russian meddling has “gone too far.”

• A longtime political operative is challenging Thomas DiNapoli for state comptroller.

Entertainment
• Actor T.J. Miller was arrested for drunkenly calling in a bomb threat on a train after a female passenger snubbed his advances.

• Here’s the inside story of how Tristan Thompson likely cheated on a pregnant Khloe Kardashian with an Instagram model.

Buzzing Back

• In 1970 Apollo 13 is launched to the moon.  In 1995 the movie Apollo 13 was released starring this actor.

• In 1966 English singer/songwriter Lisa Stansfield is born in Manchester, England.  Released in 1989, this song remains her biggest hit to date.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the biggest obstacle to tackling problems at NYCHA is still de Blasio.

• The Post says after the FBI raid on Trump’s lawyer, the president’s best bet is to play it cool and not fire investigators.

In the Blogs
• Jackson Heights Beautification Group is hosting a Scrabble tournament this weekend.

• Students in grades 2-5 are invited to participate in this Mother’s Day essay contest.

Trending in New York
• Champions League
• Tristan Thompson
• Andre Ingram
• Mr. Trump
• The Mets

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.

• A 32-year-old rookie made his NBA debut with the Lakers, and caught fire.

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

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“Adams and Jefferson, A Historic Fifty-Year Friendship”   Sat Apr 14th 2-4pm  Return engagement of our favorite historical actor!  Donation $5.00  Onderdonk House, 1830 Flushing Avenue, Ridgewood
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Real Estate
• Here are the 10 biggest real estate projects coming to New York City, including six in Queens.

• For Sale – Howard Beach – Two family Waterfront Paradise!  Turn key home features 2 kitchens w/ top of the line appliances, cathedral ceilings w/ 7 skylights, huge deck w/ dock for 3 boats, heated pool, wet cabana, outdoor grill.  Asking $1.2M  Crifasi Real Estate . 718-894-8700

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Beautiful 3 BR apt features LR, DR, EIK, 1 full bath.  Heat/Hot Water included.  Asking $2,100/month ID# 1309561  Carollo Realty & Mgmt  718-366-6636

• Sold – Richmond Hill – A six-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,560-square-foot house at 130-13 92nd Avenue for $720,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Wells Fargo could face as much as $1 billion in fines to its mortgage and auto loan financing divisions.

• T-Mobile is restarting a new round of talks to acquire Sprint.

Events
• St. Albans – 4 p.m. – Protest against Councilman I. Daneek Miller for displacement of commuter vans. Miller’s district office, 172-12 Linden Blvd.

• 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.

Written by QTadmin

April 12th, 2018 at 1:01 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress, Cleanup volunteers find gun along Astoria Park shoreline

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Tuesday, April 10Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress for the first day of his hearing on Capitol Hill.

• President Trump cancelled a trip to Latin America to oversee a response to the Syrian government’s alleged chemical attack on its own people.

• Penn Station’s “summer of hell” is expected to return after Amtrak announced $50 million worth of repairs that will affect service.

IN QUEENS
• A pair of volunteers found a gun inside a plastic bag while collecting trash along the Astoria Park shoreline.

• A motorist died at a Flushing hospital after he jumped off the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge.

• A report by the International Air Transport Association shows that JFK Airport is no longer among the world’s 20 busiest airport.

SUBWAY STATUS
• J trains are running with delays in both directions because of NYPD activity at Jamaica Ctr-Parsons/Archer.

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

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

• Delays on I-678 southbound between Union Turnpike and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

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

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound between Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Jackie Robinson Parkway Split.

• Disabled vehicle on I-678 southbound approaching I-495 Long Island Expwy right lane blocked.

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Knicks (28-53) fell to the Cavaliers in their final home game, 123-109.

• The Nets (28-53) topped the Chicago Bulls, 114-105.

• The Yankees (5-5) head to Boston to begin a three-game series against the Red Sox. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.

• The Mets (8-1) continue their fast start with a win against the Marlins, 4-2. They face the Marlins again at 7:10 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Former “Silicon Valley” star T.J. Miller was busted for drunkenly calling in a fake bomb threat on an Amtrak train.

• Seth Meyers and his wife welcomed their second child, who was born in the lobby of their apartment.

• Bill Cosby’s lawyer slammed an accuser as a “con-artist” in the opening statements of Cosby’s retrial in Philadelphia.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Flash (CW, 8PM) – Barry and Ralph take different approaches to finding the remaining bus metas before DeVoe gets to them. However, Ralph’s cavalier attitude frustrates Barry and the two clash over what it means to be a hero.

• The Middle (ABC, 8:30PM) – Frankie is surprised but relieved when Dr. Goodwin agrees to buy all of the peanut brittle that Brick needs to sell for school. But the good doctor displays a bit of Mr. Hyde behavior when Frankie doesn’t deliver the product in an expeditious manner.

• New Girl (FOX, 9:30PM) – The Season 7 premiere picks up about three years after the end of Season 6 with Jess and Nick returning from a European book tour for “The Pepperwood Chronicles.”

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: The Lost Boys – After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

• HULU: Preacher Season 2 – Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy hit the road in search of God, and quickly realize they’re being stalked by a killer cowboy.

• AMAZON VIDEO: Hours – When Hurricane Katrina hits, a young father must take extreme measures to protect his newborn baby in their evacuated and darkened hospital.

TECHNOLOGY
• Vevo’s YouTube account was hacked as a number of high-profile music videos were defaced, including the most viewed YouTube video of all time.

• Instagram is rolling out a new portrait mode feature that blurs out the background to provide a professional photography look.

• Do you want to check if your Facebook information was shared with Cambridge Analytica? Click here to learn how.

#TRENDINGNY
• #RAWAfterMania

• Trump

• #EqualPayDay

• #NationalSiblingsDay

• #Zuckerberg

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Middle Village – Townhouse Features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, sunny living room, formal dining, modern kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances, lovely original hardwood floors and wall moldings, spacious backyard w/ new shed and parking for up to 2 cars. Asking $775,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• For Sale – Forest Hills – Attached, 2 family brick townhouse w/ 3 BRs, 3 bath, renovated kitchens & bath.  Open layout, new electric, plumbing & boiler, garage and backyard. Asking $1,199,000. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

LOCAL EVENTS
• Richmond Hill – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 9 Monthly Meeting.  Villa Russo II Palazzo, 101-12 Lefferts Blvd.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

Do you want to keep up with the latest news and events in Queens?

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April 12th, 2018 at 12:39 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Minuteman Press

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Tuesday, April 10

Weather
• Rain showers in the morning and overcast in the afternoon. High of 49.

Top Stories
• Trump’s tax cuts and the new spending bill are expected to raise the federal deficit to $804 billion this year.

• FBI agents raided the office of Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer, and confiscated records related to Stormy Daniels, infuriating the president.

• NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye has resigned amid mounting criticism over the lead paint scandal.

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State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Mobile Office Hours  Thurs Apr 12th 5:30-7pm  Come and address any issue that bugs you with State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo.  For more info, call 718-738-1111  Queens Library, 69-70 Grand Avenue, Maspeth
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Queens News
• A Queens court is looking for a special prosecutor to handle the case of a city official who was arrested when cops found a gun in her car.

• Cardi B spilled the beans about illegal butt injections she received in a Queens basement.

• A Bayside business is joining a young girl’s battle against cancer.

Politics
• On her 52nd birthday, Cynthia Nixon picked up the endorsement of an influential progressive group in Brooklyn.

• Former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Minor created a state-level campaign committee, sparking rumors of a gubernatorial bid.

Entertainment
• Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are planning to have more kids.

 Here’s what Cardi B’s pregnancy will mean for her upcoming shows.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976 Peter Frampton hit #1 on the Billboard album chart with this LP.  The album would stay on the chart for 97 weeks and sell over 6 million copies.

• In 1984 Mandy Moore is born in Nashua, New Hampshire. In 2016, she began co-starring as Rebecca Pearson in this NBC hit drama

Opinion
• USA Today says Trump’s deployment of National Guard to the border is little more than political theater.

• The Post says Cuomo’s latest budget actually leaves the state with a structural budget gap.

In the Blogs
• A new CityMD Urgent Care is coming to 31st Street in Astoria.

• The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning is hosting a Saturday family matinee series of “Pete the Cat.”

Trending in New York
• #CBX_BloomingDays
• #TuesdayThoughts
• New Mexico
• #NationalSiblingsDay
• #LifeCouldBeEasierIf

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (28-53) fell to the Cavaliers in their final home game, 123-109.

• The Nets (28-53) topped the Chicago Bulls, 114-105.

• The Yankees (5-5) head to Boston to begin a three-game series against the Red Sox. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.

• The Mets (8-1) continue their fast start with a win against the Marlins, 4-2. They face the Marlins again at 7:10 p.m.

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Soap and Suds  Thurs Apr 12th 6-8pm  Learn about botanical soap making and bring home your own herbal bar of soap while you sip  on selections from local craft breweries.  Adult 21+.  $18  Registration Required.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Mega Contracting Group has put a mixed-use, 114-unit Astoria building on the market for $100 million.

• For Sale – Glendale – Two family home used as a one family.  6 rooms, 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, large , open kitchen, 1.5 car garage, semi finished basement, located near all.  Asking $675,000  Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• For Rent – Forest Hills – Newly renovated 1 BR apt w/ new kitchen, bath & floors. Pet friendly, close to subway, shopping & restaurants.  Asking $2,100/month . Halstead Real Estate  718-520-0303

• Sold – Maspeth – A four-bedroom, one-bathroom house at 60-64 68th Street for $590,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted to lawmakers that the network could have done more to prevent data misuse.

• Apple unveiled its new red-colored iPhones that will hit stores on Friday.

Events
• Arverne – 11 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz, Councilman Donovan Richards break ground on expansion of Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center. 6200 Beach Channel Dr.

• Edgemere – 11 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye tour Ocean Bay Bayside Apartments and announce her resignation. 57-10 Beach Channel Dr.

• College Point – 1 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella, neighborhood leaders rally against planned hotel. 18th Ave. and 128th St.

• Richmond Hill – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 9 Monthly Meeting.  Villa Russo II Palazzo, 101-12 Lefferts Blvd.

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April 12th, 2018 at 12:31 am

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by Beacon Eldercare

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Monday, April 9Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• President Trump denounced a suspected chemical attack on civilians in Syria and said he will decide on a possible military response in the next 48 hours.

• Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress and apologized for the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal as well as the slow response to Russian interference during the US election.

• The NYPD added 20 more SVU detectives after reports indicated that the division was critically understaffed.

IN QUEENS
• A man was killed after he jumped in front an R train at an Astoria subway station.

• A special prosecutor is being sought to handle the case of a de Blasio who was arrested after cops found a gun in the car she was sitting in.

• Police are searching for a woman who pickpocketed an 88-year-old woman’s wallet inside a new Old Navy in Elmhurst.

SUBWAY STATUS
• No A service to/from Rockaway Park-Beach 116 St.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge

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

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

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 30 – Flushing Ave and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between 39th St and Exit 26 – Hamilton Ave.

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Knicks (28-52) will face the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Yankees (5-5) suffered another tough loss, losing to the Baltimore Orioles, 8-7. Giancarlo Stanton said the historically poor start for the team is just “a bad week.”

• The Mets (7-1) swept the Washington Nationals, beating them 6-5 in the 12th inning.

• The Nets (27-53) will take on the Chicago Bulls tonight at 7:30 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• A topless protestor who was a former Cosby Show actress charged at Bill Cosby as he arrived at sexual-assault retrial.

• The Simpsons’ response to criticism regarding controversial character Apu sparked its own backlash.

• Cardi B opened up about receiving illegal butt injections and being in a gang in an issue of GQ.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (CW, 8PM) – The Legends plan to vanquish Mallus by using the totems doesn’t go as planned, forcing Rip to improvise. The team finds itself regrouping in the Wild West, where they run into their old pal Jonah Hex.

• The Terror (CW, 9PM) – A cunning attack on the ships proves the men are not battling an ordinary bear and that the region’s Inuit culture may hold a key to their survival.

• Good Girls (NBC, 10PM) – Business is booming and the women are living large, but a threat from one of their employees reminds them how violent Rio can be when pushed and threatens everything they’ve been working toward.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Sin City – A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.

• HULU: A Simple Plan – When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.

• AMAZON VIDEO: Project Nim – Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s.

TECHNOLOGY
• Facebook suspended another data analytics firm for collecting data on users under the guise of academic research and selling the information to advertisers.

• Apple announced new red models of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 plus.

• Are you looking to work on your portrait photography skills? Click here for 14 tips on portrait photography.

#TRENDING
• #WrestleMania

• Masters

• Cardi

• #MondayMotivation

• #NationalLibraryWeek

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Howard Beach – Renovated one family, corner property w/ 2 levels of living space. Large LR, DR, Den, Kitchen w/ SS appliances, dishwasher & microwave. 2nd flr features 3 BRs, 2 bath. Finished basement w/ washer & dryer. Asking $695,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Middle Village – Large 2 family on 49×100 s/f lot.  6 rooms, 3 BRs each apt. Full finished basement, 2 car garage, large yard. Near Juniper Park. Asking $1,439,999. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

LOCAL EVENTS
• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Monthly Meeting.  Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

Do you want to keep up with the latest news and events in Queens?

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April 12th, 2018 at 12:23 am

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Morning Buzz: De Blasio aide arrested after loaded gun found, man fatally struck by R train

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Monday, April 9

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• A man died after an apartment blaze broke out at Trump Tower on a floor where sprinklers were not installed.

• Starting today, Facebook will notify you if you’re one of the 87 million users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica.

• A bus carrying Long Island students returning from spring break in Europe crashed on the Southern State Parkway, seriously injuring six passengers while 37 more suffered minor injuries.

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13th Annual Real Estate Breakfast  Thurs Apr 12th 7:30-10am  This year, we are focusing on the new and exciting business tenants that are shaping our neighborhood.  Tkts  The Ravel Hotel, 8-08 Queens Plaza South, LIC
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Queens News
• Reagan Stevens, the deputy director of youth and strategic initiatives for the Office of Criminal Justice, was arrested in Jamaica alongside two men after cops found a loaded gun in the car they were sitting in.

• An illegal cab driver was arrested after nearly kidnapping a woman at JFK Airport.

• A man was fatally struck by a Manhattan-bound R train after he leapt off the platform at the Steinway St. station.

Politics
• Senator John McCain believes Trump’s comments about withdrawing from Syria “emboldened” the Syrian regime to launch latest gruesome chemical attack.

• A South Carolina Congressman pulled out a gun at a meeting with voters in an effort to show that they’re not dangerous.

Entertainment
• Black Panther has surpassed Titanic as the third-highest grossing film in North American history.

Weekend Box Office
• A Quiet Place: $50 million
• Ready Player One: $25.1 million
• Blockers: $21.4 million
• Black Panther: $8.4 million
• I Can Only Imagine: $8.4 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1977 ABBA earned their only number #1 hit in the United States with this song.

• In 1990 actress Kristen Stewart is born in Los Angeles, California.  She is most noted for her performance in this movie series

Opinion
• The Times argues that state courts around the country are under partisan attacks.

• USA Today warns that e-cigarettes are possibly creating a new generation of addicts.

In the Blogs
• Sweet Chick is opening their new LIC restaurant today.

• Old Navy opened shop within a historic Jackson Heights building on 82nd Street.

Trending in New York
• #WrestleMania
• #Billions
• #TheMasters
• #100yearsago
• Reed

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (28-52) will face the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Yankees (5-5) suffered another tough loss, losing to the Baltimore Orioles, 8-7. Giancarlo Stanton said the historically poor start for the team is just “a bad week.”

• The Mets (7-1) swept the Washington Nationals, beating them 6-5 in the 12th inning.

• The Nets (27-53) will take on the Chicago Bulls tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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

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Garden Wedding Showcase  Sat Apr 14th 2:30-4:30pm  Meet our friendly staff, get an exclusive look at the Wedding Garden and tour our beautiful 39 acre garden.  RSVP Required or call 718-886-3800 ext 201.  Free with confirmed registration. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• The new development condo supply in Queens has increased by 23 percent.

• For Sale - Woodside – Two family semi attached b rack , corner lot, private drive, balcony on 2nd flr.  Nice yard, near all.  Asking $925,000 . Call The “A-Team”  Joe 917-952-2156 or Jackie 917-952-2797 .

• For Sale – Middle Village – Lovely semi detached 3 BR home, 3 blocks to Juniper Park.  All renovated w/ new kitchen, SS appliances, floors, boiler, pvt driveway & 2 car detached garage.  Asking $869,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Woodhaven – A seven-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,147-square-foot single family home at 83-87 Woodhaven Blvd. for $1.4 million. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• A city employee was arrested on Sunday around 2:05 p.m. Octayvia Scott was charged with assault on a police officer, assault in the third degree, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and harassment by officers of the 114th Precinct.

• 65-year-old Ingrid Wallace was reported missing. She was last seen at her residence at 157-03 North Conduit Ave. on Saturday around 4 p.m. She is described as black, approximately 5’2″, approximately 160lbs, with dark hair, brown eyes and a dark complexion.  Wallace was last seen wearing blue jeans, blue sneakers and a green blouse.

Events
 Ridgewood - Pre-Register Now!  Job Readiness Training Program.  Classes on Tues, 4/10 & Wed 4/11.  Queens Library, 20-12 Madison Street•  Postponed – Astoria – 10 a.m. – Council Member Kimmy Van Bramer and Public Advocate Letitia James announce removal of illegally parked DSNY trucks. 35-40 21st St.

• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, and Selfhelp Community Services announce funding allocated for the Selfhelp Holocaust Survivor Program, 137-47 45th Ave.

• Jamaica – 3:30 p.m. – Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul highlights the fiscal year 2019 budget, The Harvest Room, 90-40 160th St.

• LIC – 4 p.m. – Interactive Story Time.  Queens Library, 37-44 21st Street

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Monthly Meeting.  Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union Street

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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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Friday, April 6
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Orthodox Good Friday. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Rainy with a high of 56 degrees. Cloudy on Saturday with a high of 44. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a high of 45.

Top Stories
• The mother of Saheed Vassell criticized the NYPD for their “unjustified” shooting as hundreds mourned his death at a Brooklyn vigil.

• China vowed to fight the U.S. “at any cost” after Trump proposed another $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, escalating a possible trade war.

• MMA fighter Conor McGregor turned himself in to police after an altercation in which he threw a metal barricade at a bus.

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Jerry Drake & The Front Page Big Band   Fri Apr 6th  7pm  A 12-piece jazz band playing the best from the Big Band Era.  $10  The Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth
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Queens News
• The fiery five-car crash near JFK Airport killed a young, newly-engaged couple.

• New roof replacements have finally been completed at 65 buildings at the Queensbridge Houses.

• A star Queens teen is heading to her first baton twirling national championships in August.

Politics
• Even though the mayor isn’t there yet, First Lady Chirlane McCray says she supports legalizing marijuana.

• Challengers to the former IDC state senators are forging ahead with their races despite the group’s disbandment.

Entertainment
• Lorde apologized for her “poorly chosen” reference to Whitney Houston’s death in a bathtub in a now-deleted Instagram post.

• Amazon’s “Lord of the Rings” series will be five seasons and could cost up to $1 billion.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971  The Rolling Stones release this song, the first single on their own label, which introduces their infamous logo designed by John Pasche.

• In 1969 actor Paul Rudd is born in Passaic, New Jersey. In 1995, his made his acting debut in this horror movie.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the public should see raw, unedited footage of the shooting of Saheed Vassell from different angles.

• The Post urges de Blasio not to fire the city’s top watchdog particularly because of its independence.

In the Blogs
• Queens state lawmakers secured $50 million to improve outer borough transit.

• Southeast Queens officials are hosting an info session on zombie properties next week.

Trending in New York
• #InvasionOfPrivacy
• #Scandal
• The Monster
• Anna Wintour
• #CriticalRole

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (34-37-10) topped the rival Rangers (34-38-9), 2-1.

• The Nets (26-53) beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 119-111.

• The Mets (5-1) are off to a hot start, crushing the Washington Nationals, 8-2.

• The Yankees (4-3) fell to the Baltimore Orioles, 5-2.

Weekend Sports Schedule
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.

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Solar-Lunar Transcriptions  Sat Apr 7th – Sun Apr 15th 12-5pm  We are all affected by solar and lunar cycles.  Explore rhythms and patterns of the sun and moon through visual art, music and poetry.  $5 Suggested Donation.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Real Estate
• The Durst Organization’s LIC Clock residential building released its latest renderings with a curvy new look.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 8th 11:30am – 1:30pm 69-60 108th Street, #415, Forest Hills  Modern Design meets Pre-War Character!  Modern 2 BR, 2 bath co-op, updated, wood floors, SS appliances, terrace.  Pets OK.  Asking  $650,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

 OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 7th 12-3pm  80-31 Margaret Place, Glendale  Large 1 family brick  – move in ready!  LR, FDR, EIK, 3 BRs, 1.5 bath.  Full clean basement.  Porch, driveway, carport & yard.  Asking $699,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• Sold – Corona – A five-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,482-square-foot house at 104-32 41st Avenue for $772,500. Zillow.

Eating Out
• A veteran chef is opening a new 60-seat “new American” restaurant in LIC called Bellwether.

• The Boro Hotel in LIC is welcoming a new pizza option called Beebe’s.

Restaurant ABC’s – College Point
Grade A – Danny’s Steakhouse, 13-46 127th St. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Sabor Restaurant & Bakery, 15-20 College Point Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Lulu Seafood Restaurant, 20-07 127th St. – Live roaches, Food not protected from potential contamination.

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

• Flushing – 11 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella stands with residents to call on city to address hazardous trees. 47-11 167th St.

• Woodhaven – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Kids Weeks Queens: All About Insects. Forest Park Visitors Center, Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Dr.

• Flushing – 1 to 4 p.m. – Spring Break Activities for Kids! Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

• Flushing – 4 p.m. – Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce announces Final Four for 2018 Queens SOUP. Flushing Meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd.

• 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 Avenue
• 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 Street
• 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 Avenue
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Desus & Mero Do NYC Tour.  Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Avenue
• Astoria – 8:30 p.m. – Musical Theatre Mayhem!  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue.

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April 8th, 2018 at 5:14 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: NYPD video shows man with pipe moments before cops fatally shoot him, Inmate to be sentenced for attack on corrections captain

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Thursday, April 5

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• The NYPD released a video of a Brooklyn man who was walking the streets holding a metal pipe that looked like a gun moments before he was shot and killed by cops. Meanwhile, NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an investigation into the fatal shooting.

• The severely decomposed body of a missing CDC employee was found in a river in Northwest Atlanta.

• This year’s Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be slightly above-average, according to researchers.

IN QUEENS
• The inmate behind a brutal attack on a corrections captain at Rikers Island is expected to be sentenced to 8 years in prison for the attack.

• Mayor de Blasio expressed skepticism about Governor Cuomo’s executive order to turn control of NYCHA’s repair work over to an independent monitor.

• A Queens baton twirler is heading to the world championships in Floridaas part of the national team.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Northbound 2 and 3 trains are running local from Chambers St to 96 St because of a train with mechanical problems at 59 St-Columbus Circle. Expect delays on 1, 2 and 3 trains.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-495 eastbound from Exit 17E – I-278 to Exit 27 – Clearview Expwy I-295 / Throgs Neck Bridge.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from 69th Rd; Ramp to Union Turnpike.

• Delays on I-678 northbound from Linden Blvd to Exit 5 – 101st Ave.

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Yankees beat Tampa Bay, 7-2. The Bombers (4-2) start a series in Baltimore at 6:35 p.m.

• The Brooklyn Nets (25-53) are in Milwaukee for an 8 p.m. meeting with the Bucks.

• The Rangers (34-37-9) and Islanders (33-37-10) skate in Brooklyn. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• A Post columnist writes the rest of the MLB was put on notice after Sanchez, Judge and Stanton all went deep yesterday.

ENTERTAINMENT
• “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed that he was diagnosed with the shingles a day after he tweeted about suffering from a migraine.

• The NYPD is searching for MMA star Conor McGregor after he allegedly attacked a UFC rival at Barclays Center.

• Hooper Penn, the 24-year-old son of Robin Wright and Sean Penn, was arrested along with his girlfriend for drug possession in Nebraska.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Jersey Shore Family Vacation (MTV, 8PM) – After five years apart, everyone reunites in Miami for a family vacation, but The Situation ‘s legal issues have put his vacation in jeopardy. The series premiere.

• Gotham (FOX, 8PM) – Gordon and Bullock try to stay one step ahead as Jerome zeros in on his next target. Meanwhile, Nygma hosts a riddle game show in the Narrows and faces his toughest challenger in Lee Thompkins.

• Chicago Fire (NBC, 10PM) – Boden has a lapse in judgment in the aftermath of rescuing a young boy. Kidd struggles to win the approval of Severide’s mom after a surprise visit and Otis takes on new responsibilities at the firehouse.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Despicable Me 3 – Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.

• HULU: Black Sails Season 4 – The invasion of Nassau meets with catastrophe. Teach and Rackham seek revenge for the death of Charles Vane. Eleanor adjusts to her new role.

• AMAZON VIDEO: The Missing Season 2 – A young woman walks into the town she was abducted from 11 years previously – does she hold the key to the whereabouts of another missing girl?

TECHNOLOGY
• The long awaited Mac Pro will be released in 2019.

• More than 3,100 Google employees signed a letter urging the companyto pull out of a Pentagon research initiative for improved analysis of drone footage.

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#TRENDINGNY
• #RHONY

• #JSFamilyVacation

• Masters

• Amazon

• #NationalBurritoDay

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
• Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 2 Monthly Meeting. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.

• Maspeth – 7 p.m. – Relay for Life of Middle Village Planning Meeting. Moose Lodge, 72-15 Grand Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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April 8th, 2018 at 5:07 pm

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Morning Buzz: ‘Malcolm X’ kid goes after Christ the King, More snow on the way

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Thursday, April 5
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Orthodox Holy Thursday. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 36 degrees.

Top Stories
• Don’t put those boots away just yet! More Arctic weather is headed our waywith a wintry mix of snow and rains predicted to start Friday night.

• Cops shot and killed a black man in Crown Heights who was walking the streets holding a metal pipe that looked like a gun.

• Delta Airlines says some of its customers’ payment information was stolen in a cyberattack.

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Children’s Carnival  Sat Apr 7th & Sun Apr 8th  11am-6pm  Enjoy a weekend of fun with carnival rides, midway games, prizes, and food vendors. $15 Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
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Queens News
• The student who was told he couldn’t get “Malcolm X” on his school sweatshirt has filed a complaint against Christ the King with the city.

• A family erupted in court against the ex-con accused of killing a three-year-old Queens girl. Meanwhile, her real father learned of her death on Facebook.

• The city may be looking to appeal $16 million awarded to a Queens teenager who was raped by a teacher when she was eight.

Politics
• A Brooklyn assemblywoman made a 50-minute rant at a board meeting, which included blaming Jews for gentrifying Crown Heights and Flatbush.

• Cynthia Nixon continues to hammer at Governor Andrew Cuomo, this time about the quality of water in upstate cities.

Entertainment
• Rudy Giuliani’s third wife has filed for divorce after 15 years of marriage. The two started having an affair while Giuliani was still mayor of NYC.

• Blake Lively reaction! “The Gossip Girl” star is furious after pictures of her daughter, taken outside Martha Stewart’s Easter bash, ended up online.

Buzzing Back

• In 1994, Kurt Cobain commits suicide by shooting himself at his home in Seattle.

• In 1973, pop singer Pharrel Williams is born in Virginia Beach.  He was nominated for an Academy Award in 2014 for this song for this movie.

Opinion
• The New York Times calls President Donald Trump’s plan to send troops to the southern border “irrational” and rooted in xenophobia.

• The Post takes a closer look at Cuomo’s “Trumpian” claim that he is the best governor ever.

In the Blogs
• Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual LIC Waterfront 5K. More than 1,000 people are expected to participate.

• The Iron Curtain-themed Old Vienna Cafe is making a surprise return to Forest Hills after a multi-year absence.

Trending in New York
• #SaheedVassell
• Fixer Upper
• #RBNY
• #HealTheWorldIn5Words
• Salman Khan

Scoreboard
• The Mets topped the Phillies, 4-2, in the first-ever Facebook Live game. New York (4-1) is in Washington to take on the Nationals. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.

• The Yankees beat Tampa Bay, 7-2. The Bombers (4-2) start a series in Baltimore at 6:35 p.m.

• The Brooklyn Nets (25-53) are in Milwaukee for an 8 p.m. meeting with the Bucks.

• The Rangers (34-37-9) and Islanders (33-37-10) skate in Brooklyn. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• A Post columnist writes the rest of the MLB was put on notice after Sanchez, Judge and Stanton all went deep yesterday.

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Real Estate
• A realtor in Forest Hills explains why you can’t trust estimates from online realty sites like Zillow.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 8th 1-3pm  88-32 74th Avenue, Glendale  Brick Tudor style home features a large sunken LR, FDR, 3 BRs, 1.5 bath.  Oak floors throughout.  2 working fireplaces. Full finished basement, terrace and garage. Asking $798,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 7th & Sun Apr 8th 1-3pm  68-41 76th Street, Middle Village  This home features 3 BRs over 1, full finished basement.  1st flr has large LR w/ sliding glass doors to huge rear deck.  Modern kitchens & bath, wood floors.  Asking $829,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,440-square-foot one-family house at 85-42 67th Avenue in Rego Park for $780,000.

Style & Fashion
• Whether you are into it or not, designers really want to make crazy Birkenstocks a trend.

• Meet the 74-year-old designer behind your favorite pair of jeans.

Events
• Arverne - 10 a.m. – PAL dancers and stepper take part in “Showstoppers” competition. Goldie Maple Academy, 365 Beach 57th St.
 
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – Spring Recess Programs. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• Douglaston – 11 a.m. – Little Cooks – Go, Green, Go. Alley Pond Environmental  Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.

• Astoria – 11 a.m. – Afternoon of water games with Urban Park Rangers. Hallets Cove Playground, 30-01 Vernon Blvd.

• Flushing – 1 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella calls on Parks Department to finish cleanup of storm-damaged street. 33-84 163rd St.

• Flushing - 1 to 4 p.m. – Spring Break Activities for Kids. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

• Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 2 Monthly Meeting. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.

• Maspeth – 7 p.m. – Relay for Life of Middle Village Planning Meeting. Moose Lodge, 72-15 Grand Ave.

Written by QTadmin

April 8th, 2018 at 4:57 pm

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