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Wednesday, January 23

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Michael Cohen has indefinitely postponed his congressional testimony citing fears for his family’s safety.

• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she will not allow President Trump to deliver his State of the Union in the House chamber while the government is shut down.

• Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself the country’s interim president amid nationwide protests.

IN QUEENS
• One person was killed and two others were injured after a fire tore through three homes in Jamaica.

• A man who was allegedly attacked by his girlfriend with a samurai sword testified at her trial.

• Police are searching for a man who allegedly pistol-whipped and robbed several people in Queens.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Hudson Yards-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Grand Central-42 St.

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

TRAFFIC
• 28 min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

• 24 min - Little Neck Parkway to Hunters Point Ave. in LIC on the Long Island Expwy.

• 21 min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

• 37 min – LIC YMCA to Union Turnpike in Kew Gardens on Queens Blvd.

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

SCOREBOARD
• Mariano Rivera was unanimously voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

• Al Leiter is leaving the Yankees booth after a dozen years.

• The Islanders (29-15-5) fell to the Chicago Blackhawks, 3-2.

• The Knicks (10-35) host the Houston Rockets tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (25-23) face the Orlando Magic tonight at 7:30 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Alec Baldwin pleaded guilty to a violation of harassment in connection with a dispute last year over a parking spot.

• Justin Bieber’s fans are upset that he’s supporting Chris Brown following an arrest for alleged rape.

• James Gandolfini’s son, Michael, will play young Tony Soprano in HBO’s upcoming ‘Sopranos’ Movie.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – With SATs around the corner, Alice and FP urge Jughead and Betty to stop investigating G&G and start focusing on their SAT prep.

• SEAL Team (CBS,9PM) – Bravo Team desperately works to save Sonny from a life-threatening situation, after he becomes trapped in a submarine torpedo tube during a clandestine mission off the coast of North Korea.

• Criminal Minds (CBS,10PM) – Rossi questions his actions in the aftermath of a near-death struggle with a serial killer who appears to have outsmarted the BAU.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – In 1935, Indiana Jones arrives in India, still part of the British Empire, and is asked to find a mystical stone. He then stumbles upon a secret cult committing enslavement and human sacrifices in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

• HULU: The Dead Zone – A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic ability.

• AMAZON PRIME: Snowden – The NSA’s illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency’s employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

TECHNOLOGY
• Competitive virtual farming is getting its own e-sports league.

• Meizu’s new smartphone, “Zero”, has no buttons or ports.

• Amazon has stopped selling its Echo Wall Clock citing connectivity issues.

#TRENDINGNY
• Chris Brown

• #ThisIsUs

• Mariano Rivera

• Hall of Fame

• #SiestaKey

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Richmond Hill – Two-Story Mixed-use Corner Building w/ 3 Stores & 2 Apartments. 1 Block to 111 St J train. Asking $1,888,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Middle Village – Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen AndSpacious Patio! Upstairs Two Generous Bedrooms, Office Room, And Full Bath. Pretty Quiet Block Convenient To Shopping And Transportation Including Express Buses To Manhattan And Subway! Ready To Move In, Utilities Included. Asking $2,300/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

LOCAL EVENTS
• Forest Hills – 6 to 8 p.m. – Forest Hills Kiwanis Club Business Networking Event.  Acey Ducey’s, 101-17 Metropolitan Ave.

• Astoria – 9 p.m. – Beyond Belief: Frakes vs. Brolin.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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January 23rd, 2019 at 4:14 pm

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Wednesday, January 23

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 43 degrees.

Top Stories
• Senate leaders have announced a bipartisan deal that could end the shutdown as soon as this week.

• Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has won a seat on the House panel set to launch a string of investigations into President Trump and his administration.

• The MTA Police Department announced that the crime counts for 2018 were the lowest in its 20-year history.

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Beyond Belief: Frakes or Brolin  Wed Jan 23rd 9pm   Four storytellers will tell unbelievable stories and it’s up to YOU to determine what is fact and what is fiction.  Hosted by Jonthan Frakes and James Brolin. $10  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Queens News
• Advocates argue that Queens needs a progressive district attorney to rid of the “deeply-rooted moral corruption” in the criminal justice system.

• Ten employees at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Queens location is suing the company for discrimination and harassment.

• A gay couple claimed they were the victims of a hate crime at a tattoo parlor in Jackson Heights.

Politics
• Lawmakers passed the Reproductive Health Act to protect reproductive rights and abortion access even if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

• Senator Kamala Harris has raised $1.5 million in the first 24 hours of her 2020 presidential bid.

Entertainment
• Grammy-nominated singer Bebe Rexha is receiving numerous offers after she called out several fashion designers who said her size 6/8 body was “too big” to dress for the award show.

• New York comedian Kevin Barnett has died at the age of 32.

Buzzing Back

• In 1977 This landmark LP  by Carole King became the longest-running album of all time on the Billboard chart, reaching it’s 302nd week on the list.

• In 1974 TV actress Tiffani Thiessen is born in Long Beach, CA. She is probably best remembered for her role on this 1990s television show.

Opinion
• The Post argues that the governor’s support of banning the public disclosure of mug shots and arrest information is the wrong type of justice reform.

• The Washington Post called on Trump and congressional Democrats to put away the loud noise in order to make a breakthrough.

In the Blogs
• There’s an open lottery for 23 “affordable” apartments on Queens Boulevard.

• The Broadway station for the N and W lines is reopening today!

Trending in New York
• Russell Baker
• #ThisIsUs
• Karolina Pliskova
• #WednesdayWisdom
• Chiarelli

Scoreboard
• Mariano Rivera was unanimously voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

• Al Leiter is leaving the Yankees booth after a dozen years.

• The Islanders (29-15-5) fell to the Chicago Blackhawks, 3-2.

• The Knicks (10-35) host the Houston Rockets tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (25-23) face the Orlando Magic tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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

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Spooktacular: Boneyard Boogie  Sat Jan 26th 2-4pm Our annual family fundraiser for the Queens Museum’s Education Dept.  An afternoon full of exciting performances, live music, face painting, scavenger hunts and tasty treats.  Click here for tickets and more info.  Queens Museum, 14 United Nations Ave So, Corona
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Real Estate
• Macy’s is expanding its lease at the JACX complex in Long Island City by more than 50 percent, adding 300,000 square feet to its existing 567,000.

• For Sale – Maspeth – One family brick has 4 BRs, 2 bath, 2 modern kitchens w/ SS appliances, large LR, DR, full finished basement, 3 car parking. Asking $795,000  O’Kane Realty 818-779-1111

• For Rent – Forest Hills – House for Rent – Detached brick w/ large backyard, 3 BRs, 2 full bath, finished basement w/ laundry & storage, attached garage, pets OK.  Near all transportation.  Asking $4,000/month. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• Sold – Howard Beach – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,200-square-foot co-op at 91-53 153rd Ave. for $330,000. Zillow

Business News
• Two young entrepreneurs are changing the food industry thanks to a celebrity-favorite vegan smoothie.

• Apple is reportedly going to change a key component of very iPhone lineup by 2020, sending a major supplier into panic mode.

Events
• Forest Hills – 6 to 8 p.m. – Forest Hills Kiwanis Club Business Networking Event.  Acey Ducey’s, 101-17 Metropolitan Avenue

• Astoria – 9 p.m. – Beyond Belief: Frakes vs. Brolin.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

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January 23rd, 2019 at 3:14 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Supreme Court allows transgender military ban to go into effect, Retrial date set for Karina Vetrano murder suspect

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Tuesday, January 22

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• The White House is moving ahead with plans for the President’s State of the Union address, However, it is unclear whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will agree to it.

• The Supreme Court allowed the President’s transgender military ban to go into effect.

• After six days and more than $125 million in lost revenue, the Los Angeles teachers’ strike has reached a tentative deal.

IN QUEENS
• The man accused of murdering Karina Vetrano was back in court today, as a judge set a date for his retrial.

• Police are searching for a man who allegedly fired several shots inside Queensbridge Houses.

• Two women were robbed by two men inside their Richmond Hill apartment.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Hudson Yards-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Grand Central-42 St.

• Southbound D trains are proceeding with delays after a train’s brakes were activated at 25 Av.

• Southbound B and D trains are proceeding with delays after the NYPD responded to a report of unruly passengers at 34 St-Herald Sq.

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

TRAFFIC
• 24 min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

• 23 min - Little Neck Parkway to Hunters Point Ave. in LIC on the Long Island Expwy.

• 17 min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

• 25 min – LIC YMCA to Union Turnpike in Kew Gardens on Queens Blvd.

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Knicks (10-35) fell to Oklahoma City Thunder last night, 127-109.

• The Brooklyn Nets (25-23) topped the Sacramento Kings, 123-94.

• The Islanders (29-15-4) take on the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at 8:30 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Fox News anchor Bret Baier was involved in a car accident with his family after their car slid on an icy road.

• Actress and campaigner Alyssa Milano has weighed in on a viral video saying, “The red ‘MAGA’ hat is the new white hood”.

• Netflix is in talks to become a member of the Motion Picture Association of America.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Flash (CW, 8PM) – During a battle with Cicada, Nora is severely injured. Due to Cicada’s dampening powers, Nora’s speed healing isn’t working, leaving Barry and Iris scared for their daughter’s future.

• This Is Us (NBC,9PM) – Rebecca and the Big Three reckon with secrets Jack kept from them. Jack’s Vietnam story continues to be revealed.

• The Rookie (ABC,10PM) – An unscheduled visit by the vice president of the United States puts the station on high alert.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Monty Python and the Holy Grail – King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

• HULU: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob.

• AMAZON PRIME: Breaking Big Season 1 – Explore how some of today’s artists, innovators, athletes and political leaders made their careers. Featuring Trevor Noah, Eddie Huang, Danai Gurira, Jason Aldean, Ruth Zukerman, Christian Siriano, and more.

TECHNOLOGY
• Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, launched the Honor View 20 in Paris.

• Apple has released iOS 12.1.3 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

• Microsoft has unveiled a unique physical programming language that teaches visually impaired children the basics of coding.

#TRENDINGNY
• Chris Brown

• Tom Brady

• #MLKDay

• Melo

• Super Bowl

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Glendale – Mint 2 Family 3 bedrooms over 2 full fin. bsmt, box rooms, wood floors, private yard. Located near all. Asking $829,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• For Sale – Maspeth – Solid Brick Ranch Style Home In The Heart Of Middle Village Near Juniper Park! Generous Living Room, 2 Bedrooms Including Queen Master Bedroom, Plus Completely Finished Basement! All On One Floor, With Parking Spot & Yard! Asking $599,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

LOCAL EVENTS
• Elmhurst – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Turn Your Hobby into a Business embroidery workshop. Centro Cultural Barco de Papel, 40-03 80th St.

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – 114th Precinct Community Meeting. Riccardo’s Hall, 20-01 44th St.

• Long Island City – 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Tyrannosaurus Comedy Show.RaR Bar, 30-01 35th Ave.

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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Written by QTadmin

January 22nd, 2019 at 4:24 pm

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Morning Buzz: Pol calls for hate crime charge in Jackson Heights tattoo attack, Corona fire leaves families homeless

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Tuesday, January 22

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 29 degrees.

Top Stories
• Government shutdown enters day 32 as Democrats vow to reject the immigration-related proposals offered by Trump in efforts to end the shutdown.

• China demands U.S. drop extradition of top Huawei executive from Canada, citing issues of safety for Chinese citizens.

• The US man who was arrested and accused of spying in Russia was found with classified material, according to his lawyer.

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Forest Hills Kiwanis Club Business Networking Event  Wed Jan 23rd 6-8pm Guest speaker will be Queens Chamber CEO Tom Grech. $20 donation. Call 917-371-4034 to reserve. Acey Ducey, 101-17 Metropolitan Ave.
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Queens News
• Almost two dozen residents are left homeless after a fire ripped through their homes on 100th St in Corona last night.

• A Brooklyn man who was shot outside out a strip club in College Point over the weekend has died.

• A Queens councilman is seeking hate crime charges against a Jackson Heights tattoo shop owner who used punched a gay man in hisshop.

Politics
•  Bloomberg plans to create his own lane in the 2020 presidential election by focusing on climate change and gun control citing his past experience.

• California Senator Kamala Harris is the latest to enter the 2020 Democratic presidential race.

Entertainment 
•Singer Chris Brown has been detained in Paris after a rape complaint was filed against him and two others.

Problematic musician R. Kelly has been dropped from Sony Music amid sexual assault investigations.

Buzzing Back

• In 1998,  Unabomber Ted Kaczynski pleads guilty.

• In 1968, chef Guy Fieri is born in Columbus, Ohio. He became known for driving his red Camaro across America for this show.

Opinion
• The Times says the race between the US and China to build 5G wireless networks threatens the security of the technology.

• The Times says the Trump Resistance could have a huge effect on the politics of the current shutdown.

In the Blogs
• Congresswomen Grace Meng blocks Trump Administration’s attempt to include a question on immigration on 2020 census.

• The woman behind the 2015 acid attack on Skillman Avenue is sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Trending in New York
• #CONAN
• Klay
#SongRequest
• #LeeSoraxSuga
• #TuesdayMotivation

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (10-35)  fell to Oklahoma City Thunder, 127-109.

• The Brooklyn Nets (25-23) topped the Sacramento Kings, 123-94.

• The Islanders (29-15-4) take on the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at 8:30 p.m.

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

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The Havana Cuba All-Stars Sun Jan 27th  7pm This high-energy group is a joyous celebration of Cuban music and dance.  $35-$48   Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside
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Real Estate
• Amazon’s soon-to-be HQ2 will not only boost real estate in Long Island City. but also surrounding Queens areas.

• For Sale – Glendale – One-family home has 3 BRs, customized from top to bottom. Elegant windows and wall coverings, California closets, detached garage, private patio. $698,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• For Sale – 156-21 96th Street, Howard Beach – Renovated one-family on 2 levels has 4 BRs, 2 bath, spacious kitchen, washer/dryer, hardwood floors, private driveway, terrace, backyard. $659,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• Sold – Fresh Meadows – A 3-bedroom, 2 full and 2 half-bathroom, 2,000-square-foot home at 48-25 189 St. sold for $1.5 million. Realtor.

Technology
• Amazon is giving its warehouse workers utility belts that make them visible to robots working alongside them.

• WhatsApp is tackling the spread of fake news by restricting its users from forwarding a single message more than five times.

Events
• Far Rockaway – 9 a.m. – Ready New York: Emergency Preparedness for ESOL. PS/MS 105, 420 Beach 51st St.

• Jackson Heights - 10 a.m. – Councilman Daniel Dromm leads rally to demand justice for anti-gay hate crime survivor. 78th St. & Roosevelt Ave.

• Douglaston – 11 a.m. – Tuesday Morning Music Club.  Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway

• Astoria – 11 a.m. – Gentle Yoga for Everyone. George T. Douris Tower, 27-40 Hoyt Ave. South, Second Floor Exercise Room

• Jackson Heights – 11:30 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz attends free lunch for TSA workers. Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd.

• Elmhurst – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Turn Your Hobby into a Business embroidery workshop. Centro Cultural Barco de Papel, 40-03 80th St.

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – 114th Precinct Community Meeting. Riccardo’s Hall, 20-01 44th St.

• Long Island City – 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Tyrannosaurus Comedy Show. RaR Bar, 30-01 35th Ave.

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January 22nd, 2019 at 2:48 pm

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by Aigner Chocolates in Forest Hills

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Monday, January 21

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Senator Kamala Harris announced that she will run for president in 2020.

• Americans around the country marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

• The city’s Department of Health issued the first letter grades for carts and food trucks.

IN QUEENS
• One person is in critical condition after a fire occurred at a toy and medical supply company building in College Point.

• A masked man robbed a cell phone store at gunpoint in South Jamaica.

• A 28-year-old Brooklyn father who was shot in a drive-by after an argument at a Queens strip club has died.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Hudson Yards-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Grand Central-42 St.

• Northbound C and E train service has resumed making local stops between Canal St and 59 St-Columbus Circle after crews repaired a broken rail at 34 St-Penn Station. Continue to expect delays in A, C and E train service as congestion clears.

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

TRAFFIC
• 20 min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

• 20 min - Little Neck Parkway to Hunters Point Ave. in LIC on the Long Island Expwy.

• 15 min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

• 18 min – LIC YMCA to Union Turnpike in Kew Gardens on Queens Blvd.

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Los Angeles Rams will meet the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII after each team won in overtime.

• The Knicks (10-34) host the Oklahoma City Thunder at 12:30 p.m.

• The Nets (24-23) welcome the Sacramento Kings to Brooklyn at 3:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (29-15-4) blanked the Anaheim Ducks, 3-0.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Lionel Richie’s son was detained at Heathrow Airport in London after claiming he had a bomb and striking a security guard.

• Rapper PnB Rock was arrested on drug possession and stolen gun charges.

• Leslie Jones slammed Jason Reitman’s upcoming “Ghostbusters” sequel on Twitter.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Arrow (CW, 8PM) – Oliver is ready to get back to work with the SCPD and to focus on his marriage with Felicity.

• Manifest (NBC, 10PM) – When Cal is discovered missing from his bedroom, Grace and Ben launch a desperate search that takes them to the remote mountains of upstate New York.

• The Good Doctor (ABC, 10PM) – In the aftermath of the quarantine, the staff tries to return to their normal routines as the Department of Public Health office decides they need to review what transpired to restore public confidence.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Carmen Sandiego Season 1 – The adventures of Carmen Sandiego, a globe-hopping master thief.

• HULU: Silver Bullet – A werewolf terrorizes a small city where lives the paralytic Marty Coslaw, his uncle, and his sister, the story’s narrator.

• AMAZON PRIME: First Civilizations Season 1 – Explore the seedbed civilizations of Mesoamerica, the Middle East, and the Indus Valley in this global story.

TECHNOLOGY
• A leaked image indicates that Samsung’s Galaxy S10 could come in three different versions.

• Google was fined €50 million for a GDPR violation in France.

• WhatsApp is limiting message forwarding to only five times, in an attempt to cut down on the spread of misinformation.

#TRENDINGNY
• #MLKDay

• Tom Brady

• Super Bowl

• Patriots

• Rams

REAL ESTATE

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Sunny Spacious Five Room Apartment. Eat In Kitchen, Modern Bath. Great Location Walk To Shopping And Subway. Asking $2,200/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Queens Village – Fully Renovated Single Family House With 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Sized Bathrooms, 2 Half Sized Bathrooms, Central Heating/Cooling, Separate Designed Kitchen That Includes White Marble Floor, Cabinetry, Stainless Steel Stove And Oven, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Dryer, Microwave And Granite White Marble Countertops, Extended Front Yard, Private Driveway And Two Car Garage. Asking $929,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

LOCAL EVENTS
• Astoria – 8:30 to 10 p.m. – Musical Theatre Mayhem. QED, 27-16 23rd Ave.

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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January 22nd, 2019 at 2:47 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Petro Home Services

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Monday, January 21

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of just 15 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump lashed out at Democrats for rejecting his offer to provide temporary protections for Dreamers in exchange for wall funding.

• Catholic school students wearing MAGA hats taunted a Native American playing his ceremonial drum in a video that went viral.

• Bundle up! New York City is being blasted with dangerously cold weatherthese next two days.

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GingerBread Lane House Giveaway Mon Jan 21st 2-5pm Museum visitors can take home a piece of the GingerBread Lane on a first come, first served basis until every piece is gone! NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona.
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Queens News
• A Flushing woman is in critical condition after she was struck by two minivans.

• Police are looking for a suspect who vandalized a Buddhist temple in Flushing.

• A Queens man claimed he lost an eye after a Long Island cop zapped him with a Taser.

Politics
• Democratic candidate Kirsten Gillibrand touted her small town roots as she kicks off campaigning in Iowa.

• State Senator John Liu still hasn’t set up his district office in Queens yet.

Entertainment
• Pete Davidson addressed his suicide scare in the latest episode of SNL.

Weekend Box Office
• Glass: $40.5 million
• The Upside: $15.6 million
• Dragon Ball Super: Broly: $10.6 million
• Aquaman: $10.3 million
• Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: $7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1977, President Carter pardoned Vietnam War draft dodgers.

• In 1956, actress Geena Davis was born in Wareham, MA. In 1988, she was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in this movie.

Opinion
• The Post says MLK would have cheered the racial progress made today, but dismayed by the injustices that remain.

• The Daily News says 24 months into his term, Donald Trump has proven to be a bad president.

In the Blogs
• The first 4DX movie theater in Queens will be built inside a new Flushing development.

• Take this survey of what you want to see at Hunters Point South Park.

Trending in New York
• Patriots
• Tony Romo
• SuperBloodWolfMoon
• Super Bowl
• Chiefs

Scoreboard
• The Los Angeles Rams will meet the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIIIafter each team won in overtime.

• The Knicks (10-34) host the Oklahoma City Thunder at 12:30
p.m.

• The Nets (24-23) welcome the Sacramento Kings to Brooklyn at 3:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (29-15-4) blanked the Anaheim Ducks, 3-0.

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

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Aquarius: The Nation’s Only Sustainable Seafood Festival! Sat Jan 26th 7pm Featuring delicacies from the sea, craft beers, hard sodas, sweet treats, specialty cocktails. $100. The Foundry, 42-38 9th St., LIC.
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Real Estate
• The redevelopment of Willets Point could include a soccer stadium and more housing.

• For Sale – Middle Village – One email home on spacious 55×90 lot offers LR, FDR, office/den, Queen BR, full bath on 1st flr, 4 BRs & bath w/ Jacuzzi on 2nd. Finished basement w/ bath, gas fireplace, laundry room and lots of storage.  Asking $1,638,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – 158-48 92nd Street, Howard Beach - 2 family Cape Cod on huge 50×100 ft lot, renovated from top to bottom.  1st flr has 2 BRs, 1 bath & sunroom. 2nd flr has 1 BR, 1 bath.  Both kitchens have granite countertops, SS appliances. Asking $789,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• Sold - Forest Hills - A one-bathroom studio co-op at 76-26 113th Street for $170,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Police are looking for a man who forcibly entered Rincon Diner in Corona early Thursday morning. He took $2,600 from the register and fled on foot. The suspect was last seen wearing a hooded jacket and long pants.

Events
 LIC - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – MLK Jr. Adventure Day. Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge, 23-10 41st Ave.

• Corona – 2 to 5 p.m. – Gingerbread Lane House Giveaway. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

• Astoria – 8:30 to 10 p.m. – Musical Theatre Mayhem. QED, 27-16 23rd Ave.

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January 21st, 2019 at 12:49 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Democrats to investigate report that Trump directed Cohen to lie, Man fatally struck by F train

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Friday, January 18

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi canceled her plans to travel commercially to Afghanistan, saying the White House had leaked the plan and created a security risk.

• Democrats have vowed to investigate whether President Trump directed his attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about the Moscow Tower project.

• New York City is bracing for a wintry mix of snow and ice this weekend.

IN QUEENS
• A man was fatally struck by an F train at the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue station after he jumped onto the tracks.

• Two Flushing and Forest Hills-based organizations have been providing free food to federal employees affected by the government shutdown.

• Check out these top seven events in Queens this month to make your January a little warmer.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Northbound 2 and 3 trains are running with delays while our crews perform signal maintenance at 96 St.

• Northbound 4 and 5 trains are delayed while we remove power from the tracks at 125 St so EMS and FDNY can help someone on the tracks at 125 St.

• Hudson Yards-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Grand Central-42 St.

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

TRAFFIC
• 27 min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

• 22 min - Little Neck Parkway to Hunters Point Ave. in LIC on the Long Island Expwy.

• 17 min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

• 25 min – LIC YMCA to Union Turnpike in Kew Gardens on Queens Blvd.

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

SCOREBOARD
Friday
• The Nets (23-23) head to Orlando to take on the Magic at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders travel to Washington to play the Capitals at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
• The Rangers face the Bruins in Boston at 7 p.m.
• St. John’s (15-3) takes on Butler in Indianapolis at 4:30 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn (8-8) welcomes Fairleigh Dickinson to Brooklyn at 4:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn (10-7) hosts Sacred Heart. Tip-off is at 4 p.m.

Sunday
• The Islanders host the Anaheim Ducks at 3 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Gladys Knight’s decision to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl has stirred controversy.

• A man accused of threatening the family of a young woman involved in allegations against singer R. Kelly has surrendered.

• The Television Academy has decided to phase out the distribution of screener DVD’s from its Emmy nomination process.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Blindspot (NBC, 8PM) – Reade confronts Zapata, while the team follows a lead to a potential cure for Jane.

• MacGyver (CBS, 8PM) – MacGyver takes Riley and Bozer into the wilderness for a weekend of survival training, but things take a turn when they run into a violent group of criminals.

• The Blacklist (NBC, 9PM) – Red acclimates to his new surroundings in federal prison, where he is challenged by an old rival. Samar goes undercover to stop a black market organization that fronts cash to criminals.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: The Punisher Season 2 – Former marine-turned-vigilanteFrank Castle has been living a quiet life on the road until he suddenly becomes embroiled in the attempted murder of a young girl

• HULU: Grizzly Man – A devastating and heart-rending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzly bears in Alaska.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Grand Tour Season 3 – Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are back to rampage around the world driving muscle cars, Italian classics, hot hatchbacks, luxury bargains, pick-up trucks, and more.

TECHNOLOGY
• Microsoft no longer sees Cortana as an Alexa or Google Assistant competitor.

• Tim Cook has called on the FTC to let consumers track and delete their personal data.

• Spotify has launched a simplified “Car View” for controlling your music while driving.

#TRENDINGNY
• #7Rings

• Soulja

• 7 Rings

• Ariana Grande

• #htgawm

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Middle Village – Detached Home 35X38 Sitting On A 55X90 Lot. Features 6 Bed,3 Full Baths, Built In 1945 Altered In 2007. Above Ground Pool, Private Drive And Garage. Finished Basement With Gas Fireplace. Plenty Of Closet Space Inc. Walk In Closet. Hardwood Floors Through Out. Beautiful Den. Asking $1,698,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Howard Beach – Two Family Cape Cod features include: Huge Lot (50 x 100 ft), Renovated from top to bottom, Beautiful Sun Room/ extension, Nice Backyard, Finished basement, Private Driveway (will fit up to 4 cars), Great location! Only 1 Block to the Cross Bay Blvd. Asking $799,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
Saturday
 Ridgewood – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Toddler Storytime.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave.
• Forest Hills – 11 a.m. – Let’s Compose!  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave.
• Corona – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Birding: Hawk Watch.  Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
• Jamaica – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Pre-Lunar New Year Festival.  Resorts Worlds Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
• Woodhaven – 12 p.m. – Woodhaven Resident’s Block Association Town Hall Meeting.  Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Ave & Woodhaven Blvd.
• LIC – 1 p.m. – Guess What – A Family-Friendly Stand Up Comedy Show.  The Creek & The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave.
• Flushing – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Winter Birds.  Voelker-Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave.
• Jamaica – 2 p.m. – Crick! Crack! Family Matinee.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.
• Astoria – 2 p.m. – Intro to Podcasting.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Forest Hills – 2 p.m. – An Afternoon of Chamber Music.  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave.

Sunday
• Jamaica – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Pre-Lunar New Year Festival.  Resorts Worlds Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
• Woodhaven – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Nature’s Workshop – Nature Illustrations.  Forest Park Visitor Center, Woodhaven Blvd &. Forest Park Drive.
• Flushing – 4 p.m. – Dance Theatre of Harlem: A Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.  Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

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Morning Buzz sponsored by John Renda of Edward Jones

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Friday, January 18

Weather
• Mixture of rain and snow with a high of 39 degrees. Cloudy with afternoon snow showers on Saturday. High of 34. Sunday will be rainy and windy with a high of 42 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump directed his attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about the Moscow Tower project.

• The MTA is moving full steam ahead with Cuomo’s new plan to fix the L train tunnel.

• A state judge extended the restraining order on the congestion pricing fee on taxis and Uber/Lyft until January 31.

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GingerBread Lane House Giveaway Mon Jan 21st 2-5pm Museum visitors can take home a piece of the GingerBread Lane on a first come, first served basis until every piece is gone! NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona.
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Queens News
• Mixed martial arts fighter Sergio Da Silva was convicted of robbery for holding up an Astoria bank.

• An out-of-control driver was caught taking a wild ride in Jamaica.

• Queens jurors were shown the graphic photos of the bloody aftermath of a woman slicing up her fiancé with a samurai sword.

Politics
• Trump came back at Nancy Pelosi by canceling her planned and confidential overseas trip in the 11th hour.

• Former New York Governor David Patterson questioned the timing of Kirsten Gillibrand’s presidential announcement.

Entertainment
• Gladys Knight will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl in Atlanta.

• Prince Philip walked away unharmed after being in a car accident.

Buzzing Back

• In 1990, Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry was arrested and charged with drug possession and using crack.

• In 1980, actor Jason Segal was born in Los Angeles. He began his career in this 1999 cult classic TV series.

Opinion
• The Post says it appears City Hall covered up a harassment scandal by a former staffer.

• Ross Barkan writes in City & State that it’s time to reform New York’s machine-controlled judicial system.

In the Blogs
• Resorts World Casino NYC is hosting a variety of events to celebrate Lunar New Year.

• Mom and pop shops are encouraged to apply for a “Love your Local” grantfrom the city.

Trending in New York
• Ariana
• Lonzo
• #HTGAWM
• #TheGoodPlace
• Moscow Tower

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (10-34) fell to the Washington Wizards in a heartbreaker, 101-100.

• The Rangers (20-20-7) topped the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-3.

• The Islanders (27-15-4) routed the New Jersey Devils, 4-1.

• The Yankees cemented their monster bullpen by signing Adam Ottavino to a three-year deal.

• Canelo Alvarez will fight Brooklyn’s own Danny Jacobs on May 4.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Nets (23-23) head to Orlando to take on the Magic at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders travel to Washington to play the Capitals at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers face the Bruins in Boston at 7 p.m.
• St. John’s (15-3) takes on Butler in Indianapolis at 4:30 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn (8-8) welcomes Fairleigh Dickinson to Brooklyn at 4:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn (10-7) hosts Sacred Heart. Tip-off is at 4 p.m.
Sunday
• The Islanders host the Anaheim Ducks at 3 p.m.

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

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Toddler Storytime  Sat Jan 19th 10-11:30am Interactive program for children (2-4 y/o) and parents to explore Dutch colonial culture. $5. Registration Required. Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood.
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Real Estate
• The Parkoff Organization has closed on a deal to buy a six-building multifamily portfolio in Brooklyn and Queens.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 19th 12-2pm 73-04 Juniper Valley Road, Middle Village – Semi detached Ranch features LR, DR, 2 BRs, renovated modern kitchen & bath. Full finished basement w/ Rec room, laundry room & 1/2 bath. 1.5 car garage on private drive, private yard. Close to all.  Asking $679,000  Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 19th 2-3:30pm 79-37 78th Avenue, Glendale – Mint 2 family – 3 BRs over 2, full finished basement, box rooms, wood floors, private yard.  Asking $829,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-821-5999

• Sold – Sunnyside – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,424-square-foot house at 50-57 46th Street for $770,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• An alum from famed pizzeria Paulie Gee’s has opened up a new shop in Sunnyside.

• Head to Burek’s Pizza in Ridgewood to try this round pie with different ingredients.

Restaurant ABC’s – Corona
Grade A – Ma Yom Thai, 37-61 103rd St. – Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade B – Estrello Latina Restaurant, 39-07 104th St. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cross-contamination, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Polanco’s Restaurant, 33-13 108th St. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Filth flies, Hand washing facility not provided near food prep area.

Events
• East Elmhurst – 11 a.m. – Airport employees, elected officials and business owners honor and fundraise for TSA agents affected by government shutdown. LaGuardia Airport, Terminal B.

• Jamaica – 11 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz, Comptroller Scott Stringer and advocates rally for transit equity in southeast Queens. Jamaica LIRR station, 93-02 Sutphin Blvd.

• Bayside – 11:15 a.m. – Elected officials, Subraj Foundation cut ribbon on new technology center. Cardozo High School, 57-00 223rd St.

Saturday
 Ridgewood – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Toddler Storytime.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue
• Forest Hills – 11 a.m. – Let’s Compose!  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue
• Corona – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Birding: Hawk Watch.  Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
• Jamaica – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Pre-Lunar New Year Festival.  Resorts Worlds Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
• Woodhaven – 12 p.m. – Woodhaven Resident’s Block Association Town Hall Meeting.  Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Ave & Woodhaven Blvd
• LIC – 1 p.m. – Guess What – A Family-Friendly Stand Up Comedy Show.  The Creek & The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Avenue
• Flushing – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Winter Birds.  Voelker-Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Avenue
• Jamaica – 2 p.m. – Crick! Crack! Family Matinee.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
• Astoria – 2 p.m. – Intro to Podcasting.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
• Forest Hills – 2 p.m. – An Afternoon of Chamber Music.  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue
Sunday
• Jamaica – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Pre-Lunar New Year Festival.  Resorts Worlds Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
• Woodhaven – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Nature’s Workshop – Nature Illustrations.  Forest Park Visitor Center, Woodhaven Blvd &. Forest Park Drive.
• Flushing – 4 p.m. – Dance Theatre of Harlem: A Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.  Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

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January 18th, 2019 at 11:31 am

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