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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Unicycle Lane

Seen earlier this week in Woodside, Sunnyside resident Daniel Marsala was riding down the bike lane on 39th Avenue not on a bike, but a unicycle. Marsala told a QConf photographer that he frequently attends unicycle gatherings in Manhattan, and hopes to organize one in Queens. Photo by Walter Karling.

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Visit Weiner’s Kitchen

A former Congressman is firing up the grill on the Queens peninsula. Former U.S. Rep, Anthony Weiner has opened a non-profit company, called the Rockaway Restoration Kitchen. According to the idealist.org job listing of the company, it is described as “A social entrepreneurship that operates a healthy, sustainable restaurant in a hard luck community to […]

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Actors of Queens: Gerald Cordero

Actors of Queens: Gerald Cordero

Acting has been a longtime passion for Gerald Cordero. Along with bodybuilding and martial arts, the Astoria actor has honed his skills since the mid-1990s, building up an impressive body of work along the way. Cordero first pursued his acting career in the late 1990s, with bit parts in films like “The Siege” and television […]

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You Can’t Have Him, Yanks!

Last week, Dwight “Doc” Gooden made an appearance at PS 223 in Jamaica to help spread awareness about the City’s free summer meal program for kids. What bothered us here at QConf was the press release that called him New York Yankees Great Dwight “Doc” Gooden. Yes, we are aware that the event was put […]

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