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Actors Of Queens: Emma Wisniewski

Actors Of Queens: Emma Wisniewski

For Emma Wisniewski, acting is not just an interest. It is in her DNA. Both of her parents were actors and she remembers watching her mom perform when she was very young. “My parents were both actors as well – in fact, my earliest memory is of my mother playing Lady Macbeth, and as a […]

No Amazin’ News For Mets

As the 2014 baseball season finally got underway this week, Queens’ hometown team got some more disappointing news. According to a recent poll by Quinnipiac University, 50 percent of baseball fans in the home of the Mets root for New York’s other team, the New York Yankees. Only 43 percent of Queens baseball fans cheer […]

Well That Was Awkward

A workshop discussing the QueensWay last week produced an awkward moment during the presentation. As last week’s presentation began, Adam Lubinsky, representing WXY Studio, one of the companies involved in designing the proposed pedestrian path, introduced Neil Giannelli, a staffer for State Senator Joe Addabbo, as representing the senator at last Wednesday’s meeting in Richmond […]

A Fond Farewell

      The Queens Tribune and PRESS of Southeast Queens recently said goodbye to a long-time advertising representative, Merlene Carnegie (center, pictured with advertising manager Maureen Coppola and Publisher Mike Nussbaum). Carnegie celebrated her retirement at our offices last week before moving to Charlotte, N.C.

Strange Connection

We are sure the offices of William Scarborough have been busy and chaotic, what with his ongoing investigation and all. But what we didn’t think is that things were getting so out of hand that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s offices would be helping out. Last week, while trying to get in touch with the Assemblyman […]

Musicians Of Queens: Tati Ana

Musicians Of Queens: Tati Ana

Tati Ana’s music is full of spine-tingling moments. From the dark, electronic atmospherics she conjures up to her ghostly wail, made even more evocative when echoed with itself, the Astoria musician has something that many others look for: an original voice. Although her music is electronic, Tatiana Kochkareva is influenced by jazz and rock music. […]

Northeast Queens Face-off

A former Northeast Queens City Council candidate stuck his head in to an event that had nothing to do with what he complained about. Joe Concannon crashed U.S. Rep. Steve Israel’s Small Business bill tour last week in Glen Oaks. The Congressman was touring the area to announce a bill that would let businesses with […]

Just Call Him AARP Daddy

At this month’s Community Board 12 meeting, City Comptroller Scott Stringer may have shared a little too much with his constituents. While discussing issues important to seniors, Stringer reassured those in attendance that he has the energy for the job by insinuating he has still the energy for something else… “I am 53 years old […]

Inner Circle Gets Out

When the Inner Circle gets together, interesting things end up happening. Like what, you may ask? How about Mayor Bill de Blasio rockin’ an afro, much like his son Dante‘s famous ‘do? The Inner Circle Show, an annual charity variety show in which City Hall press corps roasts the present Mayor, was in full gear […]

Musicians Of Queens: Side Saddle

Musicians Of Queens: Side Saddle

Ian McGuiness records his music under the name Side Saddle, initially a side project he started from his band This Old Ghost. The folk singer/songwriter lived and worked on a farm while writing his upcoming EP, so the name fit its creation well. Side Saddle’s music also follows this narrative of working on a farm, […]