Comrie Ready To Run?

While State Sen. Malcolm Smith‘s attorney is asking for his court date to be pushed back until after voters go to the polls, it looks like a prominent Democrat may be stepping up to challenge him in a primary. Sources tell QConf that after being courted by State Democratic leaders, Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie […]

Biden: LGA Third-World

Clearly, Vice President Joe Biden believes LaGuardia Airport needs an upgrade. The second in-command compared the Queens airport to a “third-world country,” while speaking at an event in Pennsylvania last week. Biden was discussing the country’s infrastructure when LaGuardia came to mind. “’If I blindfolded someone and took them at 2:00 in the morning into […]

More Snow For Joe, Please

The Mayor’s handling of snow in his first month is getting a lot of attention. During the last snow event, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, host of the network’s “Morning Joe,” complained that the response to the snow, especially for residents on the Upper East Side, made him feel like he was living in Queens. The morning […]

Separated At Birth?

Transition periods can sometimes be confusing, and we at QConf found out just how bad it gets while trying to update the annual Blue Book: The Official Guide to Queens. It seems as though there’s still some confusion at Queens Borough Hall over who is doing what. The confusion came when we tried to determine […]

Wonder or Blunder?

Why travel to Egypt to marvel at the Great Pyramids or travel to Greece to admire the Colossus of Rhodes when you can simply swipe your MetroCard? According to Mayor Bill de Blasio, there’s a new world wonder in town. Last week, at an event honoring transit heroes, de Blasio praised the City’s transit agency, […]

A Rare Sight

        It’s not often that you catch a glimpse of Curtis Sliwa without his red beret. The noted Guardian Angel and Queens’ new first gentleman slipped to the back of the room during the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem at Melinda Katz’s inauguration, but was seen by a QConf reporter. Who […]

Time For A Change

It’s a new year, with new elected officials taking over, but government voicemails and letterhead say otherwise. According to the message when QConf called State Sen. Jose Peralta’s office late last week for comment on a story, his staff is currently away on holiday break. Over in Flushing, Community Board 7 sent out its agenda […]

5Pointz Twitter War

The white-washed former graffiti mecca continues to be a point of contention for some, as a Twitter confrontation broke out between the artists and a candy company. Last week, Jolly Rancher, the popular hard candy owned by the Hershey Company, tweeted out a bizarre photo of its candy superimposed over the now white-washed 5Pointz building, […]

A Good Deed

Over the weekend, most of Queens was struggling to dig itself out of the storm that dumped about six inches of snow between Thursday night and Friday morning. While such a snowfall usually creates a problem for senior citizens, a few Whitestone residents had some help from their state senator. State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) […]

The Plot Thickens

Since we first reported that City Councilmembers were being promised prominent committee chair positions in order to vote a particular way on the Council Speaker race, more news continues to bubble. *While Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s preferred candidate, Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito, continues to tout her victory, rival Dan Garodnik has kept up a “wait-and-see” approach. […]