Visit Queens, Stay Elsewhere?

You should definitely come and visit Queens but you should book your hotel in another Borough! That’s the subtle message Lonely Planet wrote in their chapter profiling Queens as the number one tourist attraction to visit in 2015. While everyone was gushing over Queens being the king of tourism for next year (it beat out […]

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A Short Sentence

Last week, Howard Beach native Annette Bongiorno received a shorter sentence than suggested for her role in the Bernie Madoff fraud scheme. The judge said her poor health, age and small stature would make her vulnerable in a prison. Bongiorno, 66, is 4-feet-7 and was sentenced to six years, despite the 20 years recommended by […]

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Musicians Of Queens: I, Revere

Musicians Of Queens: I, Revere

I, Revere’s name came from a song Pauline Pisano (vocals/keys) and Jason Crawford (drums/keys) were writing called “The Pawtucket’s of Revere.” The theme of that track was about coming home, as Pisano is from Revere, Mass. According to the singer, the formation of the band created that same homeward feeling for all four members. Pisano […]

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No Royal Love For Queens

Part of England’s Royal Family graced us with their presence this week. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, better known as Prince William and Kate Middleton, made a well-publicized visit to New York City this week, enjoying the lavish sights and sounds of Manhattan. The royal couple also ventured outside of the island, attending a […]

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Library Shows Selfie Love

Last week, the Queens Library invited patrons to come to their branches in Astoria and Flushing to get a selfie in a photo booth to show their love for the library on social media. We here at QConf appreciate all the work the Queens Library does to unite and engage the community, but we cannot […]

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Strange Selections

We know the NYPD should be busy these days addressing its tense relationship with the City’s minority communities. But if any officer out there has a free moment, it might be smart to examine how Cop of the Year awards are given out. Case in point: Officer Philip LeRoy of the 114th Precinct in Astoria, […]

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Musicians Of Queens: Ekra

Musicians Of Queens: Ekra

The Queens husband/wife duo of Ekra describes their musical style as “okapi,” after the African mammal. Also called the zebra giraffe, they are known for their distinct, strikingly lined markings. Like those animals, Ekra stands out with a unique signature. The band plays experimental music that dips into the waters of shoegaze or progressive rock, […]

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