Above The Law?

We all know that New York City politicians get some pretty sweet perks – one of which is getting to park almost anywhere consequence and ticket-free, even if it means you’re endangering the lives  of constituents. Last week, Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie was on his way to attend a press gathering about the trash […]

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. […]

Queens’ Rising Star?

Here at QConf, we like to see hometown folk make good on a national stage. Last week, it was announced that Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Fresh Meadows) was the sole East Coast finalist selected by EMILY’s List to take part in the organization’s Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star awards. One of the youngest members of the New […]

Strange Connection

We are sure the offices of William Scarborough have been busy and chaotic, what with his ongoing investigation and all. But what we didn’t think is that things were getting so out of hand that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s offices would be helping out. Last week, while trying to get in touch with the Assemblyman […]

Ulrich vs. Richards

Things got a little heated between two Queens Councilmen last week. While celebrating the opening of a new YMCA in Far Rockaway, a neighborhood encompassed in both their districts, Councilman Eric Ulrich challenged Councilman Donovan Richards to a one-on-one basketball game. Although it is unclear whether Ulrich was actually serious or not, we here at […]

Puerto Rican Police Want Peter

Ever since former Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. has left public office, rumors have been swirling about his next move. While he has remained relatively secretive of his future endeavors, he has had at least one interesting job offer. A source close to Vallone told QConf that while the former Public Safety chair was vacationing in […]

Ready For Spring

  As we await warmer weather here in Queens, the Mets are enjoying some better temperatures down in Spring Training at Port St. Lucie, Fla. QConf photographer Bruce Adler is down there with the Mets and snapped some shots, including this one of slugger David Wright readying for a pitch. Baseball season – and warmer […]

Still Under Construction

We here at QConf understand that creating a website may take some time, but at some point, the wait becomes unbearable. While we are trying not to keep count, it has now been more than two months since Borough President Melinda Katz took office, and the website for her office, www.queensbp.org, is still not updated. […]

The Voice Strikes Again

A crowd of elected officials and civic leaders gathered on the steps of Queens Borough Hall Sunday to show their support of U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, who was announcing the kick-off of her re-election campaign. The festivities, however, were put on hold as everyone waited for County Leader, U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley, who was on […]

Friends or Rivals?

    Spotted at the Queens Tribune Black History Month breakfast and panel discussion – embattled State Sen. Malcolm Smith and new Deputy Borough President, Leroy Comrie exchanging laughs. We here at QConf can’t help but wonder if the two were talking about Smith’s upcoming reelection campaign for the Senate seat…the one Comrie is rumored […]