Musicians Of Queens: Ashley Xtina

Musicians Of Queens: Ashley Xtina

When you listen to Ashley Xtina sing, there is no pretense, no mask, nothing but raw emotion, as she uses her voice and musicianship to make her emotions and experiences come alive. While writing music has long been an outlet for the Astoria songwriter, recording her songs was another matter entirely. “It was not only […]

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Worth Making The Trip

Southeast Queens has an unfortunate history of disappointing elected officials for a number of reasons. Some politicians in the area have been stripped of their discretionary allocations due to impending criminal charges and some just barely make an appearance, either in public or with legislation. Assemblywoman Barbara Clark is not seen very often at community […]

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Gingerbread Lane Growing

This is not your Grandmother’s gingerbread house. “Gingerbread Lane,” a veritable village of holiday sweets, is back at the New York Hall of Science and bigger than last year. Creator Jon Lovitch is hoping to secure the Guinness World Record for largest gingerbread village for the second consecutive year. Seven hundred feet wide and clocking […]

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Queens Screenings

A crime drama based on the books of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was seen filming in Queens this week. The CBS TV show, “Elementary,” filmed scenes at Hillside Avenue and 38th Avenue in Douglaston this past Monday. The show, which stars Lucy Liu, Jonny Lee Miller, an England-born actor best known for his leading roles […]

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Musicians Of Queens: Dead Waves

Musicians Of Queens: Dead Waves

Dead Waves is the sound of an avalanche. The three-piece creates sludgy, sinister noise that seems to roar loud enough to dissolve speakers. If you are looking for heavy and powerful songs to listen to, then Dead Waves should be the next band you check out. The group consists of Teddy and Nick Panopoulos, from […]

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Tweeting At 25 MPH

With the City’s new 25 mph speed limit in effect, QConf took to Twitter to find out what the Borough thinks of the change. Let’s just say people aren’t speeding to the defense of the new rule. The following Tweets were sent out from the Borough, according to Twitter location tags. The acerbic @kimmyltd wrote, […]

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Bring Back de Beard

While combing through file photos, the QConf staff came across a photo of Mayor Bill de Blasio during his time as Public Advocate when he was sporting a fashionable beard. We could not help getting excited at the idea of a bearded Mayor for this trendy City of ours. The young, up and coming generation […]

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Keep Up The Good Work

He may be a rookie, but this Mets pitcher certainly is not green around the ears. New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom won the National League Rookie of the Year Award this week. In the voting done by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, he took 26 of 30 first-place votes. When you look at […]

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