Musicians Of Queens: Michael Cro

Musicians Of Queens: Michael Cro

For Jackson Heights hip- hop artist Michael Gasi, who performs as Michael Cro, hometown love is just as important as the solid beats and rhymes that underlie his music. “Being here, and being from here, are a big part of who I am as an artist,” Gasi said. “My neighborhood specifically is super inspirational.” “My […]

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50’s First Pitch Forever

The infamous first pitch delivered by 50 Cent before a Mets game last year is being immortalized by Topps trading cards. 50 Cent’s attempt at a pitch in May flew a good 15 feet to the left of home plate and nearly hit a photographer who was taking a picture of the moment. The Mets […]

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A Classy Valentine’s Day

Ladies and gentleman, if you are looking for a romantic place to take that special someone, White Castle has you covered. A sign advertising reservations for Valentine’s Day at a White Castle in Ozone Park was seen last week, asking potential patrons to let them know ahead of time if they plan on spending their […]

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Get That Daily Double!

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek is showing a lot of love to Queens contestants these days. The long-running trivia show has had a number of competitors from the “World’s Borough” recently. This week, Erin McLaughlin, a fifth grade teacher, competed in the Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament semifinals. We’re happy to see Queens get frequent recognition for having […]

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Strip It, Or Tickets

Have you ever been issued a parking ticket? Then you’re probably all too familiar with the rush of despair that comes after finding that notorious orange envelope slipped under your windshield wiper. That is, unless you live in Long Island City. According to Community Board 2, people were upset after finding what looked like a […]

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Musicians Of Queens: Shelly Bhushan

Musicians Of Queens: Shelly Bhushan

Alongside her thoughtful lyrics and skilled vocals, it’s the details that make Shelly Bhushan’s music so compelling. From the careful crescendos of “Unrequited Love Song” to the piano riffs behind “Midnight Groove,” the Long Island City-based singer/songwriter’s music demonstrates a specific attention to the subtleties of sound. According to Bhushan, small audio details tend to […]

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Once More With Feeling, Ruben

Queens kicks off Black History Month this week with a bang, although the context was rather unfortunate. Embattled Councilman Ruben Wills was arrested again Tuesday morning – yes, we said again – this time for allegedly filing fraudulent financial disclosures in 2011, 2012 and 2013. It’s the second time in less than a year that […]

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Baxter’s Kind Of Town?

A Queens native will be plying his trade elsewhere this upcoming baseball season. Mike Baxter, former New York Mets outfielder and native of Whitestone has signed a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs last week. Baxter played with the Mets for three seasons and spent last year in the Los Angeles Dodgers Triple-A team. […]

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Cake Debate

It wasn’t long after Carl Heastie was elected the first Black Assembly Speaker Tuesday that cakes congratulating him appeared in Albany, and then on social media. This image, tweeted out by Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, managed to spark debate in the QConf office over whether “A” or “An” is appropriate before “Historic.” We hope the Assembly […]

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