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It happened around 11:30 a.m. at the 125th Street station on Malcolm X Boulevard. Commuters were waiting on the 2 and 3-train platform when they saw something terrifying. Kirk Abbott was waiting for the subway to go to his job as a bus driver.“I’m standing right over here and I see the guy fall onto the tracks,” Abbott said.When he got closer, he realized the victim had been pushed. The 55-year-old was bleeding badly and was inches away from the third rail.Abbott and three other good Samaritans jumped into action.“I had them get down on the tracks.
The 7 train in New York City is going to have a star-studded addition over the next week.
Now through Jan. 22, Golden Globe winnerwill be taking over as the MTA’s subway guest announcer on the Flushing 7 Line, informing passengers across all 22 stops from Queens to 34 St. in Manhattan.
Comedy Centralthat the partnership with MTA is to celebrate Awkwafina, 31, for her new series, Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens
“What better way to celebrate the premiere of ‘Awkwafina is Nora From Queens on Comedy Central,’ than having Nora herself voice the train that runs through the heart of Queens. We’re thrilled to have such collaborative partners in Awkwafina and the MTA to help bring this fun and unique concept to New York City commuters,” said Josh Line, executive vice president, marketing, creative and digital for Comedy Central, in a statement.
Awkwafina Scores Free Water — From Aquafina
Sources have spotted cases of the popular brand outside her apartment: "I think it was because our names are very similar," she says."Yes, they did [send water]," the 31-year-old Golden Globe-nominated star of The Farewell confirmed to THR on the red carpet at the Dec. 9 premiere of her other big movie this year, Jumanji: The Next Level. "I think it was because our names are very similar," she deadpans. "But it's good to have water.
Sarah Meyer, chief customer officer at MTA New York City Transit, said in a statement, “New York City Transit is excited to be piloting celebrity train announcements with Comedy Central and Awkwafina. We are exploring new and different ways to generate much needed revenue, while also surprising and delighting customers. Our focus will always be to run the trains safely and on time, and if a well-known voice can bring attention to in-car messaging, we are all for it.”
Awkwafina stars as Nora Lum in the upcoming half-hour scripted comedy that is inspired by her real-life growing up in Queens, New York. Raised by her dad (BD Wong) and Grandma (Lori Tan Chinn) alongside her cousin (), Nora leans on her family as she navigates life and young adulthood in a N.Y.C. outer borough.
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Although Awkwafina wasfor an Oscar nomination for the acclaimed performance in The Farewell, she made history earlier this month as the first Asian-American to for best actress in a musical or comedy.
The Crazy Rich Asians star dedicated the Golden Globe to her father.
“I’d like to dedicate this to my dad, Wally,” the star said at the show, adding, “I told you I’d get a job, dad.”
“And to my grandma, my best friend, the woman who raised me. And to my mom, Tia, who I always hoped was watching from somewhere above and who I hope is watching now. Thank you all,” she concluded.
Afterward, Awkwafina told reporters of her historic win, “It feels incredible. I think there’s also this other feeling when you want there to be more, and I hope this is just the beginning.”
Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens premieres Wednesday on Comedy Central.
"Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens" already renewed for a season 2
Still unpublished on American television, the comedy carried by the actress in vogue in Hollywood, Awkwafina, will be able to count on a second season, was learned during the winter press tour of the Television Critics Association. For the moment, no broadcast date has been mentioned by Comedy Central which will offer the series on its antenna.
The year 2020 definitely starts off rather well for the actress Awkwafina. After creating the surprise by winning the Golden Globe for best actress in a musical film or a comedy for her interpretation in "The Farewell" on January 5, the young actress is more than coveted by Hollywood . Comedy Central has decided to surf this new notoriety by ordering now the second season of its next comedy "Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens". News announced a week before the launch of the series scheduled for January 22 in the United States.
A first season of 10 episodes
"We are in awe of the creative genius of Awkwafina at all levels and we cannot be more excited to embark on a second season with the whole Lin family in + Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens +, "said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsens, co-makers of original content at Comedy Central.
The series "Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens" is inspired by the real life of the American actress, her real name Nora Lum, who grew up in Queens in New York. She follows the life of Nora Lin, played by Awkwafina, raised by her father, played by B.D. Wong, alongside her grandmother and her cousin, interpreted by Lori Tan Chinn and Bowen Yang respectively. The young woman leads her boat in the waters of adult life in the heart of the New York jungle. Ten episodes will compose the first season of "Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens" with notably Natasha Lyonne ("Russian doll") in the production.
Rapper and actress, Awkwafina saw her career take off after the successive releases of "Ocean's 8" and "Crazy Rich Asians" in 2018 in which she held a secondary but noticed role. With "Farewell", the actress gained recognition from her peers. The comedy "Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens" therefore comes at the right time in the career of the actress in vogue in Hollywood. A busy career since it will be showing many films in 2020, including the animated films "SpongeBob, the film: Sponge in troubled waters" and the next Disney "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ", expected in 2021.
Homeless man found dead on tracks of Manhattan subway station .
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A homeless man that may have been fatally struck by a train was found dead on the tracks of a Manhattan subway station on Sunday, officials said. The man was discovered by a train conductor entering the Bleecker and Lafayette Street station just after 5 p.m., officials said. Authorities believe the man, who is in his 40's, had been struck by an express train earlier but are unsure of how he ended up on the tracks of the express line, which according to MTA officials say is not adjacent to a subway platform.The medical examiner will determine the victim's exact cause of death.
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