Musicians of Queens: Jessica Rowboat

Musicians of Queens: Jessica Rowboat

Jessica Rowboat’s music, with her low-key acoustic work and beautifully gentle vocals, is the very definition of feather-light. That doesn’t mean she’s fragile though. Her songs feature strong melodies and conversational lyrics that make her easy to listen and relate to. Rowboat, whose real name is Jessica Rozario-Ospino, has been surrounded by music since she […]

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Mets Not Horsing Around

While Mets players typically hustle around the field during a game, two players had to use their quick reflexes for a peculiar reason. According to reports, the team’s outfielder Matt den Dekker and relief pitcher Vic Black had to run away from a horse that got loose from its carriage. The duo was hanging out […]

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Police Work Made Easy

Crime is not something that should be taken lightly in our city, but we here at QConf cannot help ourselves when the perpetrators make it this easy. Kareem Mohammed, 22, of Ozone Park robbed a clerk at gun point at the Sleep Inn Hotel on Liberty Avenue in Jamaica on May 23. Mohammed was arrested […]

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Amphibian Politics

As the bill to have yogurt the State snack churns towards Cuomo’s desk, a bill sponsored by Sen. John DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse) proposes making the wood frog the official State amphibian. The idea leapt from a fourth grader named Lili Winkelman, who offered this eloquently adorable argument in favor of the bill: “Number 1: Fast. Number […]

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The Bear Necessities

Earlier this week, the Queens Zoo enthusiastically sent out this picture of Bouba, a young Andean bear, enjoying the summer weather by going for a swim. We’re sure that after his swim, Bouba was cleaner than a good number of elected officials in the Borough…

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Musicians Of Queens: Mark Bacino

Musicians Of Queens: Mark Bacino

Even before he knew how to play the guitar, Mark Bacino’s love of music led to his own creativity. According to his bio, as a kid, he assembled his own drum kit from cardboard boxes, tin pie plates and chopsticks. From there, the sounds of AM and FM radio led him to write his own […]

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Defending Dads Everywhere

Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is visiting a well-known residence on Pennsylvania Avenue to discuss an issue that gave him some flack. Murphy, who usually serves as the table-setter for the heart of the Mets lineup, was at the White House on Monday, June 9 to discuss the state of working dads in the United […]

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We’ll Make You Famous

  There is no shortage of alumni from this publication that have gone on to gain a larger level of acclaim, and we can add one more to that list. Frequent contributor Barbara Arnstein sends word that her story, “The Mystifying Mr. Jacob,” has been picked up by Fate magazine, whose tag line boasts “True […]

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