Tag Archives: Queens

(Drag) Queen of Healthy Cooking

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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Under the black sky, the crowded sidewalks of Jackson Heights, Queens, grow quiet and bodegas close for the day. As many New Yorkers get ready for bed one Thursday evening, “diva extraordinaire” Soraya Sobreidad comes to life – complete with sassy heels, scarlet leopard-print dress, surgical tape and a succulent dream: To become the queen […]

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Sculptor Sergio Furnari Recreates an American Icon

Posted on 06. Dec, 2009 by .

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Queens-based artist Sergio Furnari has stayed afloat during the recession by working on projects abroad. But Furnari got another chance to create an American icon on American soil when two Indiana restaurateurs commissioned a remake of his life-sized sculpture of 11 ironworkers eating lunch on beam during the construction of Rockefeller Center, which is based […]

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November Flowers in Corona, Queens

Posted on 20. Nov, 2009 by .

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News flash: Flowers are still in bloom all over NYC! After reading this post on The Local, I decided to snap a few pics of flowers blooming as I was reporting in Corona today. Most of the leaves have fallen from the trees. I saw a few Japanese maples with some fiery red leaves hanging […]

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A Glimpse of Buffalo in Queens

Posted on 18. Nov, 2009 by .

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Last weekend, the Queens International Film Festival welcomed dozens of movies, both short and feature-length, to Long Island City. One of these films was Buffalo Bushido. The film is set (and was shot) in Buffalo, N.Y. Peter McGennis, who wrote, directed, produced and starred in the movie, is a native of Buffalo. Buffalo Bushido tells […]

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New York City's only bugler

Posted on 17. Nov, 2009 by .

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Sam Grossman has been playing the bugle at the start of every race at Aqueduct for 17 years. Since the Big A is the only racetrack within New York City limits, Grossman is the city’s only full-time horse racing bugler. I recently spent a day with “Sam the Bugler” at Aqueduct, where he answered questions […]

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Queens Sculptor Recreates Famous Scene

Posted on 15. Nov, 2009 by .

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Queens-based sculptor Sergio Furnari is constructing two life-sized sculptures of a 1932 photo showing 11 ironworkers taking a lunch break while building Rockefeller Center. Furnari and his team of workers are about a third of the way through the project. When the sculptures are complete, they will be displayed in a restaurant in Chicago with […]

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Ulrich proves the power of incumbency

Posted on 10. Nov, 2009 by .

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“We don’t consider Ulrich an incumbent.” -Nathan Smith, consultant and spokesperson for the Frank Gulluscio campaign, when asked about the election for the 32nd District Council Seat Last winter current State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo vacated his city council seat for the 32nd district in southeast Queens to head to Albany. This set up a […]

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Astorians Hold Vigil For Gay Marriage

Posted on 09. Nov, 2009 by .

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Last night, Western Queens for Marriage Equality held a candlelight vigil in support of same-sex marriage. They stood on Astoria Boulevard, outside the office of State Senator George Onorato, who has said he will vote against marriage equality in New York. Brandon Brock organized the vigil when a vote on the issue became imminent. He […]

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Jehovah's Witnesses Preach in Jackson Heights

Posted on 01. Nov, 2009 by .

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They knock on doors and windows, ring buzzers, and approach people on the street. With pamphlets and Bibles at the ready, Jehovah’s witnesses spread across the five boroughs seven days a week to convert the masses. I headed out with a two Jehovah’s witnesses from the Kingdom Hall in East Elmhurst in Queens Thursday as […]

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