and The Milestone
This year, the Queens Tribune will accomplish what Rip Van Winkle, the Berlin Wall, and my Honda Civic could not last for 30 years.
Call it one notch around the wheel of time, several whirls around the carousel of progress, or one commute on the Long Island Expressway.
Thirty years marks a generation: long enough a duration for great change to occur, and short enough that most of us are still cognizant enough to remember what day it is.
Over this time, Queens and its residents have undergone great growth and transformation, experienced a roller coasters worth of ups and downs, celebrated great victories (86 Mets) and great disappointment (87 Mets), hosted presidents (Bill) and psychopaths (Berkowitz), and become nothing less than one of the most fascinating places on earth.
From triumph to tragedy, the Tribune has been there to tell the story. But more than merely a tribute to the Tribunes 30 years and over 1,500 issues, in these pages we will remember 30 Years of Queens, and the millions who have made them so thrilling to be a part of.
This feat of 30 years cannot be accomplished in a quick, 100-yard dash; we are in it for the long haul the marathon.
Like a long distance runner, we cannot see the finish line in truth the only lines in our future are headlines and deadlines. Instead, we will push forward stride by stride, or rather week by week, as we bear witness to the defining moments of the years to come.
- Anniversary Edition Editor