Musicians Of Queens: The Green Gallows

Musicians Of Queens: The Green Gallows

“Americana-Southern-Gothic-Folk-Rock.” That is how guitarist and vocalist Erv Detroit, AKA Adam Steiner, described The Green Gallows, an Astoria band that first came together a few years ago. Percussionist and vocalist Bobby Lou, also known as Cara Cooley, and Detroit are engaged and have been friends with multi-instrumentalist Rivers Jackson (Sean Ryan Donnelly) for years. They […]

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One Billion Dollars, Please

Donald Trump, business magnate and multimedia personality, is the focus of a billion dollar lawsuit in what is only the most recent in a string of high stakes suits brought by the little-known but quickly infamous real estate salesman Jody Kriss. Kriss, a collaborator in the $450 million Trump Soho project in 2009, is currently […]

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Executive Scapegoat

Watching the Mets the last few years has been difficult for fans, which has resulted in poor ticket sales and their senior vice president of ticket sales and services paid the price. Leigh Castergine, who had been with the organization since 2010, was let go by the team during Labor Day weekend and no replacement […]

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Driving For Jesus

We love seeing vanity plates here at QConf, and here’s another license plate a QConf reporter came across traveling westbound recently. We’re not sure if the person driving the car was a gospel singer or if the driver was another kind of “Diva” – but we hope that the driver refrained from typical acts of […]

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Playground Cleanliness

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder wants to clean up the streets – of the playground. Goldfeder wants Toys ‘R’ Us to ban a new toy called Kid-ffiti, which he believes has the power to turn a generation of would-be Da Vincis towards a life of crime. The toy packages stencils and spray chalk cans, designed to look […]

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Musicians Of Queens: The Gantry

Musicians Of Queens: The Gantry

  When you listen to The Gantry, you are instantly thrown back to old school American rock and roll, with passionate, folksy vocals, a tight rhythm section and sharp guitar playing. They sound like one of those bands that can offer something appealing to anyone. The Astoria band had a classic origin story as well. […]

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Pope Francis, Meet Mr. Met

Public Advocate Letitia James wrote a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio requesting that serious consideration be given to hosting Pope Francis at Citi Field if he decides to accept the Mayor’s request to visit the City. She noted the state of the art facility, its prime location in Queens and easy access as reasons […]

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An Unfortunate Name

Steinway Street in Astoria is home to a number of hookah lounges, but one stands out a bit, given the turmoil in the Middle East. The Isis Hookah Lounge – named for the Egyptian goddess, not the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – has a number of locations nationwide, including this Astoria spot. We […]

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Simply the Best Submission

We received more than 100 submissions for “Best of Queens” this year, detailing our readers’ favorite Queens establishments. But not everybody seemed to understand the point. One reader submission gave us some personal preferences, without listing any particulars. Some of this reader’s “bests” include: Breakfast: Eggs with sausage and harsh (sic) brown. Steak: I like […]

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