Snow Of Support

When members of the City Council visited Israel and the West Bank last month, they brought more than just the New York state of mind. While the 14 Council members were traveling around the Middle East, a rare snowstorm dropped 10 inches of snow to the area, paralyzing cities like Jerusalem and Amman, Jordan. Previously, […]

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Saving Duke

Here’s a warm-hearted story to serve as a reminder that New York’s Bravest and Finest are not only here to protect man, but also his best friend. When firefighters responded to a blaze at an apartment in St. Albans on March 3, they were relieved to find no people were injured, but unfortunately found Duke, […]

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No Parking?

Parking rules in New York City can sometimes be confusing. Street cleaning, school regulations, snow emergency route rules and other parking limits often lead the DOT to crowd a pole with confusing and often conflicting signs. On 104th Street in Ozone Park, the signs reach another level of confusing. Years of sunlight have apparently bleached […]

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Gone But Not Forgotten

A defunct Queens hospital recently made an appearance an a popular TV show. Parkway Hospital, the Forest Hills medical center that closed in 2008, was referenced in a recent episode of “Law and Order: SVU.” As is typical in the nationally televised crime drama, SVU shows the location of where the detectives are headed in […]

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Musicians Of Queens: Kris Wettstein

Musicians Of Queens: Kris Wettstein

For Astoria-based pianist and songwriter Kristopher Wettstein, composition is construction. He is an architect of sound, carefully creating his songs from a vast warehouse of melodic material. Wettstein, who records under the name “A Microscope,” came to the City about three years ago. Drawing on his background as a classically trained pianist, Church and gospel […]

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Avella v. Weprin

Last week, Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) appeared on NY1’s Inside City Hall to participate in a discussion on Move NY’s Fair Toll Plan, which is a new revised plan to ease congestion by tolling the East River bridges and lowering the cost of the other toll bridges into Manhattan. Weprin said he opposed the […]

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Hip-Hop Howard Beach

Flashback to that time Chris Rock appeared in Howard Beach for a skit in his old TV show. We at QConf thoroughly enjoyed finding an old video of Rock going to the neighborhood asking residents if they would sign a petition to change Cross Bay Boulevard to Tupac Shakur Boulevard, naming it after the rapper […]

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Let Them Go (To Mexico)!

Want to escape from the icy wintery hell that has tortured us this winter? Good Luck. Passengers trying to flee the grasps of old man winter for sunny, warm Mexico, almost didn’t get off the ground Sunday. Aeromexico Flight 403 was due to leave JFK for Mexico City, where it was 80 degrees and sunny […]

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Musicians Of Queens: Meli’sa Morgan

Musicians Of Queens: Meli’sa Morgan

Music is a path to compassion and love for hip-hop artist and Corona native Meli’sa Morgan. Covering topics from family togetherness to relationships to sisterhood, Morgan’s songs explore what it means to seek, find and lose love, while gripping the audience with catchy beats and confident vocals. “My music shows compassion and love and strength,” […]

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