Strange Barbecue Fellows

Look what we found while searching through the QConf archives! It’s a photo dated back to, we believe, 2011. It includes Rockaway civic leader Lew Simon, Matt Conklin from VFW Post #260, embattled former State Senator Shirley Huntley and  Eric Ulrich at a VFW annual barbecue in Broad Channel. While we imagine, this photo would […]

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Surprise Ride

Ok, so we know the weather is getting warmer, but maybe don’t freak everyone out by driving around New York City in a three-wheel scooter at rush hour. QConf was shocked and concerned when we spotted this woman riding a scooter northbound on Woodhaven Boulevard at rush hour last week. First, because drivers turning left […]

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Calculate Higher Fares

Queens commuters took yet another hit this week, after the MTA raised fares for buses and subways. But never fear, they’ve made it easier to see how much more you’re paying. On March 22, the MTA increased bus and subway fares another 25 cents – bringing the average fare to $2.75 per ride. Along with […]

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Musicians Of Queens: Ataah King

Musicians Of Queens: Ataah King

While most college students are slogging through exams and the job hunt, 18-year-old St. John’s student Ataah King has the added goal of building his name as a rap artist. King has already released two projects, “The Reign” and “Senioritis,” as well as a mixtape, “Off Season.” Grounded by confident rapping, clever writing and strong […]

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In Da Court Room

Rapper and South Jamaica native Curtis James Jackson III, aka 50 Cent, was featured as the guest editor of the Daily News’ Confidenti@l page a few weeks ago, but this week he found himself in the Gossip section. Fitty is being sued by Lastonia Leviston for emotional distress after he posted a video on YouTube […]

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Heavenly Error

Everyone from Queens thinks their neighborhood is a slice of heaven. Perhaps no one more than one company from South Queens. So much so that they actually changed the name of their neighborhood to include the utopia in the sky. QConf spotted this truck on Woodhaven Boulevard last week with the name of the eponymous […]

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Everyone’s A Critic

The song “Take Me To Church,” by Irish singer Hozier, may have sold more than 3 million records in the United States, gotten a Record of the Year Grammy and topped the charts in more than a dozen countries, but it is probably not on Councilman Eric Ulrich’s MP3 player. The 30-year-old Republican expressed his […]

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A Bridge By Any Other Name…

In a press release issued promoting a press conference rallying against tolling the East River bridges, State Sen. Tony Avella referred to the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge as simply the “Ed Koch Bridge.” *GASPS* While we at QConf know that the technical name for the bridge is “Ed Koch Queensboro,” we also know that nobody […]

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Musicians Of Queens: Addi and Jacq

Musicians Of Queens: Addi and Jacq

With nothing but a rehearsal room, a harp and a voice, Astoria-based duo Addi and Jacq have created a diverse and compelling body of music. “We have no idea what is going to come out,” harpist Jacqueline Kerrod, who comprises half of Addi and Jacq alongside singer Addi McDaniel, said of their songwriting process. “I […]

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