Musicians Of Queens: Skyscraper Blu

Musicians Of Queens: Skyscraper Blu

The title of Skyscraper Blu’s new mixtape is “LABI,” which stands for “Living Above Basic Individuals.” For the Rosedale rapper though, that line is not a title, but his philosophy of standing out from the crowd. “It basically means being better than those who choose to live a life of mediocrity,” he said. When Blu […]

Read More

Come And Knock On Our Door

During our cultural celebration last week, former Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. posed for this selfie with former QConf reporters Natalia Kozikowska and Trisha Sakhuja. With all the recent reboots of classic TV shows, we think this pic makes a great pitch for an updated version of the 1970s hit “Three’s Company.” The show would follow […]

Read More

Trees Are Better In Queens

The Parks Dept. has a pruning problem – but not in Queens. City Comptroller Scott Stringer released an audit last week indicating that tree pruning in the City has been mismanaged and wasteful. According to the report, all Borough Forestry Offices – the bodies that manage the tree maintenance contractors – except for Queens’ “had […]

Read More

Traffic Conundrum

Before the State Senate candidate’s forum devolved into protests Tuesday night, proceedings had already been delayed by a late moderator. NY1′s Ruschell Boone was supposed to lead the forum, but did not arrive until halfway through State Sen. Tony Avella’s portion of the proceedings. When she finally got to the microphone, Boone apologized, saying she […]

Read More

Musicians Of Queens: The Dreamstalks

Musicians Of Queens: The Dreamstalks

If you go to a concert by The Dreamstalks, you will enjoy their simple, sing-along songs that seem made for children. While the band may sound age-appropriate, the topics certainly are not. This comedy duo puts the audience in an elementary school assembly, but sings about realistic career goals, dating in New York City and […]

Read More

Battle Rap Between Beeps

Last week, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams  sent out a press release to spread awareness about Brooklyn’s inaugural International Day of Friendship. The title of the release, invoked the lyrics of Brooklyn rap legend Christopher Wallace, aka The Notorious B.I.G., “BP Adams Spreads Love, The Brooklyn Way.” We here at QConf would love to see […]

Read More

Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite

You thought people hogging the subway pole are bad. Last week, N line strap-hangers had to share their train with some very irritating passengers: bed bugs. The tiny travelers infested a handful of trains that were subsequently fumigated, but riders throughout the City weren’t exactly itching to get back on any N train. According to […]

Read More

Unicycle Lane

Seen earlier this week in Woodside, Sunnyside resident Daniel Marsala was riding down the bike lane on 39th Avenue not on a bike, but a unicycle. Marsala told a QConf photographer that he frequently attends unicycle gatherings in Manhattan, and hopes to organize one in Queens. Photo by Walter Karling.

Read More