Burger Time In The City

Here at QConf, we’re all about celebrating the great things that come out of Queens, and we’re hoping to have another City-wide winner this month. Four Queens establishments have made their way to the finals of Time Out New York’s Battle of the Burger competition. The entries will participate in a cook-off to determine the […]

Read More

She Knows Better

U.S. Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-Buffalo, inset) may not be from around here, but she knows better than to park on the street without paying a Muni-meter. Andrew Cuomo’s choice for new lieutenant governor was in Queens on Friday, touring local businesses. As she left the first stop, with an entourage of local electeds (including Councilman […]

Read More

7 Train Simply The Best

You could have it much worse, 7 train riders. In a rating released last week by riders advocacy group the Straphangers Campaign, the 7 train was voted the best line in the City. According to published reports, the 7 train scored high in service frequency, seat availability, cleanliness and delays. The line did receive demerits […]

Read More

Musicians of Queens: Black Tie Brass

Musicians of Queens: Black Tie Brass

From the moment you put on one of Black Tie Brass’ songs, you are transported to a world of jazz and funk. This is not your typical genre band though. The seven-piece incorporates rock and hip-hop into its sound as well, creating a fresh chemistry that will keep you coming back for more. Although the […]

Read More

Bacon Assault

When attending an event filled with bacon and beer, you have to expect some tomfoolery revolving around bacon and beer. When chef Lawrence Rosenberg of New Jersey-based Bacon Bites caught this gentleman in the black T-shirt trying to snag a full-body pig costume behind his table at the Bacon and Beer Classic at Citi Field […]

Read More

Parking Makes People Nuts

Is this the hero we deserve? A Glendale vigilante armed with a can of black spray paint and a profane vocabulary has been hitting the streets in the name of Parking Righteousness. According to published reports, this Peter Parking has been attacking cars that lie askew or leave little space in their spots, with such […]

Read More

Why So Serious, NYC?

Turn that frown upside down, New York City. Researchers from the University of British Columbia and Harvard University found that NYC is the unhappiest city in America. The two universities conducted a survey taken from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention that asked the question, “how satisfied are you with your life?” They also […]

Read More

An Odd Sight

Last week, a QConf contributor noticed this odd sight: Carlos Aquirre of Woodside, a children’s entertainment specialist, had his bounce house in the driveway, getting a hosedown. We can’t help but wonder how many kids on the street thought that there was a carnival on their block that weekend. Photo by Walter Karling.

Read More

New Job For Kevin Kim

He may not be representing Queens’ 19th City Council District, but Kevin Kim is now working for New York State. Last month, Kim became the first Asian American to serve as a Commissioner of the New York State Liquor Authority. Back in 2009, Kim ran as a Democrat for the Council seat, losing a contentious […]

Read More