Parks Blacksmith Wanted

If you are looking for a job that gets your hands dirty, this opportunity offered by the City might be right up your alley. The Parks Dept. currently has a job ad out for a blacksmith. You could be the replacement for longtime Blacksmith Larry Hagberg, who recently retired after holding the position since 1984. […]

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Sunday Drivers

Spotted on a recent Sunday morning on 35th Avenue and the Clearview Expressway: Yoobi Kim (7) chauffering her cousin Jaime Lee (2) in the passenger seat while Yoobi’s other cousin Jayden Lee (5) is the spare power train in case the car konks out. Miniaturization marches on. Photo by Walter Karling.

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JFK’s Animal House

Investment firm Racebrook Capital will soon begin construction on The ARK at JFK, a multi-purpose animal handling and air cargo facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The vacant Building 78 will be transformed into what has been billed as the world’s only animal terminal, and the first USDA-approved full-service, 24-hour, privately-owned quarantine operation. The […]

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Musicians Of Queens: Billy Conahan

Musicians Of Queens: Billy Conahan

Astoria’s Billy Conahan has one of the stranger path transitions out there, but one that feels classically New York. Born and raised in the City, Conahan got his start as a stand-up comedian when he was 13 years old. Playing several comedy clubs, the experience gave him the first taste of the live stage. Flash […]

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The New King of Queens?

Incumbent State Sen. James Sanders (D-South Ozone Park) easily defeated his opponents in the 10th District Primary election on Sept. 9, but he may have his sights set on a bigger title. After his win over Everly Brown and Gian Jones, Sanders showed up to his victory party at Liberty Palace party hall in his […]

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Queens On Candid Camera

The classic TV show Can-did Camera brought its cameras out to Queens this week, filming segments in two different areas in the Borough. First, it stopped at a house in Jamaica Estates, delivering eight color-coded trash cans to confuse residents. During that segment, they explained to the residents that a new law requires them to […]

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Musicians Of Queens: Penny Louis

Musicians Of Queens: Penny Louis

Some bands create music that you want to listen to with your headphones on at night, sitting back, closing your eyes and focusing all your attention on the intricacies and subtle melodies that come up. Penny Louis fits this category wonderfully. With touches of keyboards, strings and tight, almost jazzy guitar lines, this western Queens […]

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The Tale Of Joe Hosey

A former Queens Tribune reporter has found himself at the center of a fairly gruesome trial out in Chicago’s south suburbs. Joseph Hosey worked for the Tribune in the early-1990s, under editor David Oats, before moving to Illinois. As a reporter for Patch.com, Hosey broke the story last year  of a double murder in Joliet, […]

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