Get a Whiff of Queens

You can now spray the smell of Queens on your body prior to leaving for work or before you go on a hot date. Bond No. 9, a Manhattan-based boutique store, is releasing a new perfume that pays tribute to the Borough in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair next month. […]

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Musicians Of Queens: Skyscraper Blu

Musicians Of Queens: Skyscraper Blu

The title of Skyscraper Blu’s new mixtape is “LABI,” which stands for “Living Above Basic Individuals.” For the Rosedale rapper though, that line is not a title, but his philosophy of standing out from the crowd. “It basically means being better than those who choose to live a life of mediocrity,” he said. When Blu […]

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Come And Knock On Our Door

During our cultural celebration last week, former Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. posed for this selfie with former QConf reporters Natalia Kozikowska and Trisha Sakhuja. With all the recent reboots of classic TV shows, we think this pic makes a great pitch for an updated version of the 1970s hit “Three’s Company.” The show would follow […]

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Malcolm In The Middle Of Political Conspiracy

At a debate in Jamaica last week, State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) said that the charges he is facing for attempting to bribe his way onto the 2013 Republican mayoral ticket are based on racially motivated officials attempting to gentrify Southeast Queens. He promised to provide names during his retrial in January, which would reveal […]

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Trees Are Better In Queens

The Parks Dept. has a pruning problem – but not in Queens. City Comptroller Scott Stringer released an audit last week indicating that tree pruning in the City has been mismanaged and wasteful. According to the report, all Borough Forestry Offices – the bodies that manage the tree maintenance contractors – except for Queens’ “had […]

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Traffic Conundrum

Before the State Senate candidate’s forum devolved into protests Tuesday night, proceedings had already been delayed by a late moderator. NY1′s Ruschell Boone was supposed to lead the forum, but did not arrive until halfway through State Sen. Tony Avella’s portion of the proceedings. When she finally got to the microphone, Boone apologized, saying she […]

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Musicians Of Queens: The Dreamstalks

Musicians Of Queens: The Dreamstalks

If you go to a concert by The Dreamstalks, you will enjoy their simple, sing-along songs that seem made for children. While the band may sound age-appropriate, the topics certainly are not. This comedy duo puts the audience in an elementary school assembly, but sings about realistic career goals, dating in New York City and […]

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Battle Rap Between Beeps

Last week, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams  sent out a press release to spread awareness about Brooklyn’s inaugural International Day of Friendship. The title of the release, invoked the lyrics of Brooklyn rap legend Christopher Wallace, aka The Notorious B.I.G., “BP Adams Spreads Love, The Brooklyn Way.” We here at QConf would love to see […]

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Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite

You thought people hogging the subway pole are bad. Last week, N line strap-hangers had to share their train with some very irritating passengers: bed bugs. The tiny travelers infested a handful of trains that were subsequently fumigated, but riders throughout the City weren’t exactly itching to get back on any N train. According to […]

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