Switching Focus In Government

Moving on to a new position in government is not an unusual step for political staffers. Switching parties, however, is not as common. Eben Bronfman, who helped run Republican John Catsimitidis’ bid for mayor last year has recently taken on a new position. While also serving as an adjunct lecturer at NYU, Bronfman recently took […]

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QCorrection

That’s egg on our face. QConf would like to apologize for some misinformation in last week’s column. In our excitement about the awesome street food options available in the Borough, we mistakenly listed some finalists of the 2014 Vendy Awards as winners. While Ricas Botanas Mexicana, El Rey Del Taco, King of Falafel & Shawarma […]

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Musicians Of Queens: Sarah Glassman

Musicians Of Queens: Sarah Glassman

Music and performance has been in Sarah Glassman’s DNA for years, from her time in Kansas to her move to New York. While she was part of the theatrical and opera community, Glassman felt that something was missing, something that would allow her to pursue a more open road. “Everything was already scripted and practically […]

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And The Vendy Goes To…

If you’re hungry but busy in the Borough, you can get great meals all day long without stopping to sit down. Five Queens food trucks and stands won coveted Vendy awards this year in the 10th annual street food competition, which took place on Governor’s Island. Long Island City’s Ice and Vice and Corona’s Ricas […]

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Parks Blacksmith Wanted

If you are looking for a job that gets your hands dirty, this opportunity offered by the City might be right up your alley. The Parks Dept. currently has a job ad out for a blacksmith. You could be the replacement for longtime Blacksmith Larry Hagberg, who recently retired after holding the position since 1984. […]

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Sunday Drivers

Spotted on a recent Sunday morning on 35th Avenue and the Clearview Expressway: Yoobi Kim (7) chauffering her cousin Jaime Lee (2) in the passenger seat while Yoobi’s other cousin Jayden Lee (5) is the spare power train in case the car konks out. Miniaturization marches on. Photo by Walter Karling.

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JFK’s Animal House

Investment firm Racebrook Capital will soon begin construction on The ARK at JFK, a multi-purpose animal handling and air cargo facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The vacant Building 78 will be transformed into what has been billed as the world’s only animal terminal, and the first USDA-approved full-service, 24-hour, privately-owned quarantine operation. The […]

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Musicians Of Queens: Billy Conahan

Musicians Of Queens: Billy Conahan

Astoria’s Billy Conahan has one of the stranger path transitions out there, but one that feels classically New York. Born and raised in the City, Conahan got his start as a stand-up comedian when he was 13 years old. Playing several comedy clubs, the experience gave him the first taste of the live stage. Flash […]

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The New King of Queens?

Incumbent State Sen. James Sanders (D-South Ozone Park) easily defeated his opponents in the 10th District Primary election on Sept. 9, but he may have his sights set on a bigger title. After his win over Everly Brown and Gian Jones, Sanders showed up to his victory party at Liberty Palace party hall in his […]

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