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Musicians Of Queens: The Lucky Tones

Musicians Of Queens: The Lucky Tones

The Lucky Tones are a unique band. While they play a good amount of covers, they also write and perform original songs. Although they play genres ranging from rock to country to standards, the band’s origins came from gypsy jazz. “The origins of the Lucky Tones can be found in the music of gypsy jazz […]

Hate The Game

Former Councilman Daniel Halloran has become a regular guest on our weekly QConf page, and he continues to make himself worthy of the ink. He took the witness stand to defend himself last week, during his corruption trial in White Plains Federal Court and unsurprisingly did not help his case. He compared the City political […]

Cops Horsing Around

It seems the 114th Precinct in Astoria is going old school with their patrol. QConf spotted this horse and cop pair out for a trot on Steinway Street last week. They have since been seen hoofing it up parallel residential streets, apparently just keeping an eye (or four) on the neighborhood. The policeman himself seems […]

Pesky Critters Causing Trouble

If you tried to call our offices earlier this week, you may have had trouble getting through. Nature seems to have gotten the best of technology this week. Telecom giant Verizon reported an outage in our area on Monday, affecting close to 100 customers. The culprit: Squirrels. It seems the furry little critters had chewed […]

U-Haul Back On Time

The U-Haul clock tower in Flushing will no longer be frozen in time. Work has been scheduled to restore the clock tower on top of the U-Haul building, which is on College Point Boulevard near the Flushing River. For several years, the clock has been stuck at 11 o’clock, with seemingly no chance to get […]

Punsters of Queens: David Yale

Punsters of Queens: David Yale

When it comes to puns, David Yale is definitely one of the best. The Bayside-based author has published not one, but two fun-filled, pun-packed books that are chockfull of mondegreens and clever satire. If you love the ins and outs of language or have a good sense of humor, then Yale’s creative way with words […]

A Pretty Hot Calendar

There might still be five months left in 2014, but during the hottest point of the year, the FDNY is releasing its 2015 Calendar of Heroes. Debuting at an event on Tuesday, the fundraising calendar features Queens firefighter Joseph Conforti, of Ladder Co. 163, on the cover. For info, check out

No Meat? No Problem

Fourth place isn’t something to be proud of for baseball, but we think the NewYork Mets will take this one. Earlier this week, Citi Field was named the fourth-best spot for vegetarian-friendly food out of all 30 baseball stadiums in the nation. According to PETA, who released the lineup, Citi Field has a top-of-the-order lineup […]

Whitestone’s Pointless Pylon

It’s very convenient when an incident as dumbfounding as this falls right onto the QConf doorstep. Last Friday afternoon, a pair of 109th Precinct officers placed a traffic cone withpolice tape on the corner of Clintonville Street and 14th Road in Whitestone, blocking off traffic heading north on Clintonville. They quickly sped away, leaving the […]

Smith Tops in Legislation

It might not have been a great year overall for embattled State Sen. Malcolm Smith, but he seems to have had a successful session in Albany… Smith, who recently had his trial pushed back so Yiddish conversations could be translated for trial, was among the Top 10 drafters of resolutions adopted by both houses of […]