Heres a message to the folks at WNBC-TV Channel 4.
You managed to overlook something during your state-of-the-art coverage of the 2000 NYC Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 5.
Now, lets see what could you have possibly missed, what with all those cameras and crew members wandering around four of the five boroughs?
By golly, it was Queens! Surely, you are
familiar with the borough of Queens 71,780 acres of land that lies between Brooklyn
Its not enough to say that you failed
And to add insult to injury, your crew arrived on the shores of Manhattan Island via the nonexistent "59th Street Bridge!" Its the "Queensborough Bridge" the name is etched on the entrance to the span.
For your information, there were two yes, two Watering Stations located along the Queens route of the Marathon. The two stations are operated by local civic groups that organize a combined 307 volunteers, who work from 4 a.m. to at least 4 p.m. on "Marathon Sunday," passing water, orange slices and assistance to runners. The stations are located at what Marathon officials describe as the halfway mark of the 26 mile, 385 yard trek through the five boroughs.
Its the spot where runners are apt to "hit the wall," in the race, officials said. And oddly enough, its the same spot where your coverage "hit a wall," and blanked out the entire borough.
And, for the record, the watering stations, a high school band, the volunteers and the crowds of spectators have been there on Crescent St. at the foot of the Queensborough Bridge for 18 years cheering on the multicultural mass of runners as they pass through the citys most ethnically diverse borough.
Thanx for the memories!
Lucy Liu: Queens Angels On Top
You knew her first from Ally McBeal. Her role as the vicious Ling Woo, caused so much attention, she was recognized as one of the most beautiful and hottest women on tv.
But her Jackson Heights neighbors knew her as Lucy Alexis Liu, born on December 2, 1968. After Stuyvesant High School she spent a year at NYU and later graduated from the University of Michigan.
Her first acting gig, was playing a waitress on Beverly Hills, 90210. Later, she appeared in Jerry Maguire, Gridlockd, and City of Industry.
Last year, she starred alongside Mel Gibson, in Payback and alongside Clint Eastwood in True Crime.
Look out, this Queens superstar, who is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, also practices Indonesian Martial Arts.
Now, Lucy headlines with the headliners: in Charlie's Angels: The Movie. She co-stars with Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz.
She has our vote as the hottest spot in Jackson Heights.
Queens residents who picked up a copy of Wednesdays edition of the New York Post may have come across the bargain of a lifetime and the chance to own a piece of history.
Calling the election like the major cable news networks did earlier The Posts early post-election edition hit the streets in the wee hours of Wednesday morning with the headline "Bush Wins!" To fix the flub, Post editors recalled the papers with the erroneous headline and printed an updated edition but not before readers scooped up copies that are now fetching hundreds of dollars more than the papers' original price of 25 cents.
Copies of the paper were up for auction on the web site, e-bay, for over $200. By Friday, the seller identified only as "das 107" received 36 bids for a copy of the paper going for $202.50.
Its set in Queens but only playing in Manhattan.
"Just Looking," the directorial debut of Jason Alexander, better known as George from Seinfeld, is being billed as a sex comedy for the whole family.
It stars Getchen Mol, Patti Lupone and among others, a seventeen-year-old Maspeth kid, Joseph Franquinha, as a na´ve but hilarious Queens kid in this 1950s coming-of-age story.
Joseph is a freshman at Fordham and a graduate of PS 229, IS 73 and St. Francis Prep. His credits include a batch of commercials and made for TV movies as well as an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
The seventeen-year-old stud wannabee was active in St. Adalberts in Elmhust and recognized by Bishop Daly with a Youth Leadership Award.
Dan Hevesi was re-elected to the NYS Senate last week with 96.5% of the vote. He acknowledged however, a bad loss in his other race two days earlier. Dan, son of NYC Comptroller Alan Hevesi, completed the NYC Marathon in 4 hours, 51 minutes, not quite fast enough to beat that guy from Morocco.
Hevesi intends to stick to political races!
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