Master Of His Domain

Comedian and die hard Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld offered to play the role of fundraiser and negotiator on WFAN’s “Boomer and Carton” show on last week. Seinfeld said he would organize a benefit to raise money to bring former Mets pitcher Bobby Ojeda back to SNY’s Mets pre- and postgame show. Ojeda was the studio […]

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Political Machete Showdown

Did you know that a machete is not within the legal definition of a deadly weapon in New York State? Well, State Senator Tony Avella does. Last Thursday, Avella announced what he considers “common sense” legislation, to add machetes to the penal code’s definition of a deadly weapon. “I was stunned to learn that machetes […]

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Evening Wear?

One lucky winner could be walking the streets of New York covered in used baseballs. The Mets are auctioning off a dress made of more than 130 game-used baseballs that the team donated to the artist who created the dress. Jennifer Hitchner designed the clothing made out of the equipment. Her website, hitchnerart.com, displays the […]

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Musicians Of Queens: Another Dead Clown

Musicians Of Queens: Another Dead Clown

There is a tension to the music of Another Dead Clown, an Astoria-based indie rock band. Through thoughtful lyrics, layered melodies and smart production, the band balances specificity against randomness, creating a fun effect for the listener. In describing his writing style, band member Chris O’Keeffe reflected a similar tension in both his attention to […]

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Santorum Signs In Bayside

These days, it seems that anyone who wants to make a run for the Oval Office must publish a book first. Just ask former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, a Pennsylvania native who ran for the Republican nomination during the 2012 general election. Santorum’s latest work – “Bella’s Gift: How One Little Girl Transformed Our Family […]

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No Love From Nolan

When the Assembly was considering who should replace Sheldon Silver as speaker, we spoke up for Catherine Nolan, the Queens Assemblywoman who serves as head of the education committee. While the Speaker job eventually went to Carl Heastie, we were dismayed to see our endorsement got no goodwill from Nolan’s office. After we reached out […]

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LeBron Is Jersey King Of Queens

LeBron James has been the most popular NBA jersey sale in Queens, according to information released by the league. Ahead of last week’s NBA all-star game at Madison Square Garden, the league released the most popular jersey sales so far this season in New York and broke it down by Borough. In Queens, Carmelo Anthony […]

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Not So Fast

The 106th Precinct had some fun last week after catching a spurned graffiti artist who goes by the moniker Sonik. Mohamed Rasul was arrested on Friday and charged with 22 counts of spraying graffiti and criminal mischief after allegedly spray-painting his tag 20 times since October throughout Richmond Hill so his ex-girlfriend would have to […]

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Musicians Of Queens: Michael Cro

Musicians Of Queens: Michael Cro

For Jackson Heights hip- hop artist Michael Gasi, who performs as Michael Cro, hometown love is just as important as the solid beats and rhymes that underlie his music. “Being here, and being from here, are a big part of who I am as an artist,” Gasi said. “My neighborhood specifically is super inspirational.” “My […]

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