Taking A Bite Out Of Queens

Our elected officials frequently herald Queens as “The World’s Borough,” where we have everything we need right here. We don’t need to leave Queens for anything, they say. But how can that be without representation from the world leader in trend-setting? Well, we may be in luck. Rumors are swirling that Apple will soon be […]

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Musicians Of Queens: Scott Krokoff

Musicians Of Queens: Scott Krokoff

While Scott Krokoff’s passion is for music, he does have a day job as a practicing lawyer. How does he manage to balance the two? By dedicating part of each day to his songwriting. “As you can imagine, it can be quite difficult at times,” he said. “But on most days, I make sure to […]

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Van Bramer Turns Down Lulu

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) is going lulu-less. A “lulu” is an annual stipend – collected from taxpayer dollars – awarded to City Council members for extra work on Council committees. As Majority Leader and Chairman of the Cultural Affairs Committee, Van Bramer was entitled to receive $20,000 this year. But instead, he’s passing Go […]

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Show Him The Money?

Last week, Major League Baseball’s Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred announced changes in baseball’s hierarchy on the executive council. Mets owner Fred Wilpon was taken off the council, but was appointed to a new position that has us here at QConf scratching out heads. Wilpon will be the chairman of the finance committee. Yes, the same man […]

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Not An Exclusive!

As this week’s storm hit, Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters he wouldn’t be shoveling snow outside Gracie Mansion, like he did last year outside his home in Brooklyn. While this Photoshopped image says differently, don’t believe your eyes. The Mayor had a lot more important things to do during this storm than clear off […]

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Too Damn Ironic?

The rent has actually become too damn high for Jimmy McMillan and his landlord is giving him the heave-ho. McMillan, who is most known for running for multiple city-wide offices under the “Rent is too damn high” party, has been served an eviction notice by the landlord of his Manhattan apartment over a legal dispute. […]

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Musicians Of Queens: Danny Leonard

Musicians Of Queens: Danny Leonard

If you listen to Danny Leonard’s acoustic, folk music, a wave of calm and serenity will come over you. His songs are built in such a way that you can’t help but unwind and relax, letting your mind float  into the melodies and lyrics. “I’m always inspired by emotions that hit me hard enough to […]

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Tough Love For Dromm

Talk about a tough crowd. Councilman Daniel Dromm was ready for a chilly reception at Community Board 4 last week when he brought up his bill that would put term limits on board members. “Don’t jump at me and kill me, everybody,” he said, before explaining the thinking behind the proposed legislation. The bill, which […]

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Call It The Greenprint

Sounds like someone needs to cut back on the booze. A Northern Irish man was banned from consuming or possessing alcohol after he repeatedly dialed emergency services on Christmas Day, claiming that he had seen a ghost. If that wasn’t weird enough, he called back later five minutes later, stating that he was Queens’ own […]

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