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Musicians Of Queens: Rick Rocker

Musicians Of Queens: Rick Rocker

Rick Rocker is the type of musician that anyone can get behind. He writes songs that are near-instant anthems, made for shouting from rooftops, an arena or just your own bedrooms. His music should be played loud, with enough subtleties to keep you coming back for more. The origin of his music career came from […]

Waking From A Nightmare?

Queens’ elected officials show up in the weirdest places. Last week, eagle-eyed viewers could catch some prominent Southeast Queens officials on FOX. During last week’s episode of “Kitchen Nightmare,” which focused on Kati Allo Greek restaurant in Auburndale, viewers caught glimpses of Councilman Ruben Wills and Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie, along with his wife, […]

High School of Horrors?

When it comes to picking a high school for their kids, one location sits head and shoulders below the competition. According to statistics by the Dept. of Education, August Martin High School in Springfield Gardens is the least popular in all of New York City. With the City’s open-enrollment system, students in middle school can […]

They’re Not Horsing Around

Ironically, the same people who are fighting to protect the New York City horses against animal abuse by banning horse carriages are now urging the Mayor to kick some [human] ass. While Bill de Blasio was making a guest appearance on the Hot 97’s popular Morning Show, host Peter Rosenberg had the opportunity to ask […]

Taking A Shot At Mr. Met?

We imagine it must not be easy being Mr. Met. He’s an icon for a bumbling baseball club that can barely attract fans from its home Borough. Not to mention that wearing that costume during the dog days of summer must be grueling. But we never thought that Mr. Met would be threatened by the […]

Musicians Of Queens: Annika

Musicians Of Queens: Annika

Although Annika may be only 16 years old, her songs prove that she has a soul that is wise beyond her years. Her songwriting has the distinct sound of a veteran too, simple yet powerful, with most of the weight being carried by her voice and acoustic guitar. Given that she has been playing music […]

Above The Law?

We all know that New York City politicians get some pretty sweet perks – one of which is getting to park almost anywhere consequence and ticket-free, even if it means you’re endangering the lives  of constituents. Last week, Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie was on his way to attend a press gathering about the trash […]

Queens Hoop Stars Coming Back

One Queens basketball star is coming home and a second one could be coming back to New York as well. Tina Charles, a former star at Christ the King High School and a Jamaica native, was traded to the WNBA’s New York Liberty on Monday, acquiring the 2012 league MVP for a hefty price. They […]

So Long, Soccer!

The long debate and hand-wringing over where a new Major League Soccer franchise will play seems to be over. MLS officials announced earlier this week that the New York City Football Club will play three seasons worth of games at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, not in a new stadium at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. […]

Party Like It’s 1964

This weekend, New York Mets fans will receive a blast from the past, at least in terms of ticket prices. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Mets’ previous home, Shea Stadium, the team will roll back the cost of select seats to their 1964 prices. This promotional offer will take place during a […]