Mets Make Kid’s Dream Come True

Mets Make Kid’s Dream Come True

In addition to meeting Wright, Robbie also shook hands with Curtis Granderson (left). BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Robbie Twible got to meet his favorite baseball player. Robbie, a 12-year-old boy suffering from Epidermolysis Bullosa, achieved one of his dreams last week, walking on Citi Field and meeting New York Mets third baseman David Wright. […]

Focus On Queens, May 15

Dr. Payal Doctor, the faculty advisor of the Alpha Theta Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at LaGuardia Community College, was honored by the PTK Honor Society for her significant contributions to the growth of the LaGuardia chapter and its student members. Martin Luther School, located at 60-02 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth, will administer its entrance […]

Take Me Out To The Ballgame: New York Mets

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Although Thursday is the final day of the Subway Series, going to see America’s pastime in person is always one of the best activities to do during the summer. The New York Mets still have 62 home games remaining in the season as of press time, offering plenty of opportunities […]

Focus On Queens, May 8

Metropolitan Hospitality, the world-class event and hospitality company for Citi Field, home of Major League Baseball’s New York Mets, has appointed Amir Shayegan as Event Director. In his new position, Shayegan is responsible for managing all aspects of the planning, coordination and execution of Metropolitan Hospitality events at Citi Field. Air Force Airman Sekou G. […]

No Mets Love In Queens

A recently-published interactive fan map, put together by Facebook and the New York Times, has us here at QConf wondering one thing – where the Mets fans at? According to the Times study, the Yankees dominated in fandom against their New York counterparts, the Mets. The map, which used data from Facebook profiles all over […]

So Long, Soccer!

The long debate and hand-wringing over where a new Major League Soccer franchise will play seems to be over. MLS officials announced earlier this week that the New York City Football Club will play three seasons worth of games at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, not in a new stadium at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. […]

Spartan Race Comes To Flushing

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer They came, they saw and they conquered Citi Field. The stadium typically home to the New York Mets was turned into a battleground for a test of people’s will last weekend, as about 8,500 people participated in the Spartan Race, an annual obstacle race held throughout the country. This year’s […]

Change Direction On Willets Pt.

An open letter to Mayor Bill DiBlasio: The Bloomberg Administration ignored small businesses and the needs of the little people, pursuing instead a long romance with real estate moguls. It also did not take the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) seriously nor the public trust doctrine which requires approval of the State Legislature before […]

Events In Queens For March 20-26

Events In Queens For March 20-26

Cirque du Soleil “Amaluna,” thru May 11, Citi Field (see below). FRIDAY 3/21 “IN BETWEEN THE LINES” Calling all writers! Queens Council on the Arts’ 3rd Space is proud to present “In Between the Lines,” an inaugural writing workshop hosted by Queens-based performance collective The In Between People. This workshop encourages lovers of the pen […]

Cirque du Soleil Show Opens At Citi Field

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer With the start of spring this week, a Cirque du Soleil show has landed in Queens to welcome the warmer weather. “Amaluna” will hold its first performance on March 20 in its own mobile village outside of Citi Field. With the large tent visible from multiple highways, the yellow and […]