Queens’ Minaj: Bad Influence

Over the summer, Essence magazine posted a story detailing why recording artist and Queens native Nicki Minaj wanted to be a role model for young women. While her intentions may be good, you just can’t convince some people. Earlier this week, What To Do With The Kids, a website for parents, sent out its list […]

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Musicians Of Queens: Vessio

Musicians Of Queens: Vessio

While the brother-sister duo of Misia and Dante Vessio split their music between drums and guitar, respectively, the siblings both started with drum lessons when they were children. They first started learning to play when Dante was 4 years old and Misia was 7 years old. Now, more than a decade later, the musicians are […]

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Better Luck Next Year

While the Mets ended the 2014 season with two wins over the Houston Astros – the celebration of Saturday’s 2-1 win is pictured above – the team finished tied for second with Atlanta in the National League East with a losing 79-83 record. And while their Bronx counterparts were saying farewell to their retiring captain, […]

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Saying Goodbye To … Abreu?

While the Yankees were honoring a retiring legend all last week, the Mets honored a player who only played half a season with the team. The team’s bench outfielder, Bobby Abreu, announced that he was retiring at the end of this season, which ended on Sunday. Abreu, 40, played for six teams during his 18-year […]

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Starving For More Freedom

Former NYPD officer Gilberto Valle, also known as the cannibal cop, said that he should be allowed to leave his mom’s home in Forest Hills. After serving time in prison, Valle was released in July after a judge overturned his conviction for fantasizing and planning to kidnap and cook women on the Internet. The judge […]

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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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