Samurai Attacks Pet Store

No animals were harmed in the making of this crime. According to police, a thief made a zoo of a Kew Gardens pet store earlier this month. The individual – apparently a would-be samurai – entered Petland Discounts on 126th Street brandishing a long sword, ultimately making off with $400 and a Samsung cellphone. According […]

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Bah, Humbug!

It looks like Ebenezer Scrooge was aboard a plane at LaGuardia Airport last week. A passenger aboard an American Airlines flight to Dallas was kicked off the plane after yelling at flight attendants for saying Merry Christmas. As passengers boarded the plane, the attendants greeted them with the holiday greet-ing. The man reportedly scolded them, […]

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Musicians Of Queens: Natalie Mishell

Musicians Of Queens: Natalie Mishell

It should not surprise anyone that Natalie Mishell is originally from Southern California. If you listen to any of her songs, you can hear sun-soaked guitar strings and vocal melodies that sound like they were recorded on a beach. With a voice that can float like a gentle breeze or emote with the strength of […]

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No NY Statesmen in Mind?

The lineup for the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize honoring Billy Joel, set to air on PBS on Jan. 2, has been announced, with a surprising lack of New York representation. While we applaud the decision to feature Tony Bennett covering “New York State of Mind,” the members of Congress presenting the award have a […]

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Mets Announce Post-Game Shows

The Mets have announced the first two acts for their postgame concert series and they appear to be targeting the classic rock crowd with their choices. The team announced Monday that the Steve Miller Band and Heart are two of the acts that will play Citi Field after games next season. Steve Miller Band will […]

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Christmas Winners

Last week, Christmas came early for some fortunate students in Queens, as The Mets welcomed about 150 City students to Citi Field for the annual kids’ holiday party. Pitchers Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia dressed up as Santa Claus and an elf to give out presents to the lucky children and serve them lunch. Five […]

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A Pig In The City

A friendly, 400-pound pig recently raised eyebrows on a stroll through its neighborhood in St. Albans, according to published reports. Even more surprising, it turns out the pig belongs to a cop from the 113th Precinct and his wife. The precinct seems to be turning a blind eye to the pig, named Romeo, visiting him […]

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Musicians Of Queens: The Locksmiths

Musicians Of Queens: The Locksmiths

Photo by Jack Hirschorn When Robert Bock was singing to himself at work one day, one of his co-workers commented, “If you’re gonna change keys that often, you might wanna call a locksmith.” Bock does not need a locksmith though. He already is one. Both he and his wife, Krissy Bock, make up the Bayside […]

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The Art Of Protest

In response to a proposed eight-and-a-half-foot, bright pink sculpture slated for Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, a local activist or group of activists have installed a colorful critique. Ohad Meromi’s “The Sunbather” – the artwork being protested – ruffled feathers when Community Board 2 got a look at its designs at their last meeting. […]

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