Queens native Fran Capo is a stand-up comic, freelance writer, voiceover artist, co-creator of the first cyber sitcom and currently holds the title as the Fastest Talking Female according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
So what does this modern day Renaissance woman do with her spare time? Write a book, of course.
A press release recently received by QConfidential details Capos newest venture, entitled "It Happened in New York," which chronicles 30 little known historical facts about New York, an unusual choice for someone who claims that she didnt enjoy history in school because it was too dry and boring.
However, one thing is conspicuously missing
Perhaps the pairing of these two dramatically different writers should be included in another book of weird and wild facts called "Only in New York."Jobs Wanted
Heres a heads-up for newspaper Classified Ad Supervisors.
Design a new category under the head, "NYPD Veteran Seeking Employment."
The appointment of Bernard Kerick as NYPD Commissioner has a number of police bosses questioning how long theyll stay on the job.
"Everyone deserves a chance," they said, referring to Kerick. "But it might be time to bail out."
Sergeants, lieutenants and higher-ranking cops in Queens who spoke to QConfidential said they will now take a very serious look at their options to determine if they can "file their papers" and retire.
"Things wont get any better," they said. "The whole thing doesnt make sense."
"But, remember. This was a Rudy decision."Rising From The Ashe's
The 2000 U.S. Open now history was preceded in Flushing Meadows by the fifth annual Arthur Ashe Kids Day. The star-studded event, which raised more than $500,000 for charity, was highlighted by the unveiling of a sculpture honoring Ashe.
Many tennis enthusiasts were expecting a statue of the late tennis great, but what they got was an intimidating 14-foot-high bronze man in the act of serving a tennis ball in the nude.
With many of the people attending the gala event in shock over the revealing artwork, sculptor Eric Fischl was forced to defend his piece against the publics negative reaction.
QConfidential has learned that Fischl intended to create the piece as a nude because he wanted the piece to remain timeless and any set of clothing would date the sculpture. Additionally, the statue is only holding a broken racket handle which is suspiciously reminiscent of a baton to signify the passing of one generation of tennis greats to the next.
In spite of his artistic endeavor, the question many people still have for the artist after seeing the statue is whether or not it would have been asking too much to carve out a little bronze fig leaf?Met Mania
As pennant fever has taken New York sports by storm, the dilemma that Met manager Bobby Valentine now faces is whether to accept being the wild card team (which is a near certainty), while resting his hobbled troops so that they can perform at their best in the playoffs. Valentines other option is to pull out all the stops to topple the Atlanta Braves for the eastern division crown, and gain a home field advantage in the first round, but risk burning out his players. The Mets have the best home record in the National League, and are a below .500 team on the road. To New York Posts baseball guru Joel Sherman, the answer is a no-brainer. Said Sherman: "The Mets have a huge advantage playing at Shea. No team wants to play there because its such a dump."Kournik-over
Anna Kournikovas third-round exit from the US Open Tennis Tournament once again proved that all the hype about her is a matter of style over substance. Kournikova defeated herself every bit as much as she got straight setted by unseeded Justine Henin. In the decisive second set, Kournikovas lead was squandered, and then she fell apart. According to one savvy spectator, " Anna simply quit. She doesnt have much of a game anyway. She must have known that, gave up, and left early so that she could get back to the city for a photo shoot."Flick Here
Long Island natives Kevin Jordan and the Martini brothers, Derick and Steven, have recruited some A+ Hollywood talent for their film "Smiling Fish and Goat on Fire," which opened at the Kew Gardens Cinema on Sept. 8.
Christa Miller, who plays Kate OBrien in the ABC hit comedy series "The Drew Carey Show," stars alongside Derick and Steven in the film, as does Bill Henderson, whose career in film dates back to the 1940s.
Shot in just 12 days on a tight budget of $40,000, the film, penned by the award-winning NYU graduate, chronicles the lives of two brothers as they journey from problematic romantic relationships toward a new understanding of love, life and family.
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