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In 1986, when "The Preppie Murderer" Robert Chambers was out on bail and awaiting his trial for the murder of Jennifer Levin, he twisted off the head of a doll at a bizarre slumber party captured on videotape, and later broadcast on Foxs "A Current Affair." Chambers copped a plea, but his deviant behavior has kept him in prison for close to thirteen years.
Ironically, both appeared on that same infamous videotape cassette. QConfidential has learned that the first half of the Chambers videotape was a segment that could be titled "A Downey Family Xmas." An aspiring actress named Melissa Bushell a groupie of both Roberts videotaped herself spending Xmas with Downey and his sister, who happened to be Bushells manager. The activities were benign compared to the Chambers segment. Downey exhibited his comic flair by merrily entertaining the others with acrobatics, and witty repartee. There was no evidence of drugs.
Bushell showed the Downey videotape as a lark to a reporter who procured the tape for $2,000 once he saw the salacious content of the Chambers macabre performance. Bushell, who appeared in both videos, has fled New York, her acting career in shambles, but her freedom ensured unlike her two co-stars named Robert.
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When Councilman Morty Povman secured $3,500 to improve Manton, we wondered.
But the Manton Povman is concerned with is not Queens Democrat boss Thomas Manton, but a Briarwood Park by the same name.
Manton Park is named after another Thomas Manton, whose decisions had an effect on people of the Queens of his day.
It was Judge Martin Thomas Manton, a Bayside resident, who rose through
the ranks to become
The funds will provide floodlights that are
It seems that a group of South American monkeys may have a few thousand legs up on us humans when it comes to keeping away the pesky insects that carry the dreaded West Nile Virus.
While the summer months saw many Queensites reaching for spray bottles and skin softeners to ward off mosquitoes, a group of researchers studying the capuchin monkeys living in the rainforests of Venezuela discovered that the playful primates use their own form of bug repellent one stronger than anything on drugstore shelves.
Researchers witnessed that the resourceful monkeys have devised a way of finding millipedes living in the bark of tropical trees, extracting the multi-legged creatures and then anointing themselves with the insects ground up remains all in an effort to fight off mosquitoes.
According to scientists, the millipedes emit a powerful chemical that wards off insects just like the mosquitoes that have had local residents living in fear for the past two summers.
One expert even concluded that the millipede bug repellent is more powerful than even any the US Army has.City For Sale
Just when you thought the real estate market was getting ridiculous in New York City, enter the Con Edison commissioned "Millennium Manhole Cover."
This special edition cover has a starting bid of $5,000 dollars on ebay. Shocked or confused? So were we (read on).
Apparently, Con Edison had commissioned Karim Rashid, internationally renowned artist, to design a commemorate piece for the Millennium in a form of a standard 350 pound iron manhole cover. The cover is "uniquely designed" and autographed by the artist himself and donated for a charity auction that will benefit the New York Hall of Science.
Apparently, the donated manhole cover is expected to go up in value once a second Millennium Manhole cover is donated to a major museum.
Unfortunately, this raises two more questions:
1) For the person buying this piece of artistic expression: Where will you place a 350-pound manhole cover?
2) How much money can we get for the manhole cover outside our building?Do Be Do Be Do
Alan King recently added himself to the list of celebs pushing for the creation of an Astoria-based arts high school in honor of ol blue eyes.
Joining the likes of former borough residents
"Im really looking forward to it," King told the
Scheduled to open next September, the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts will be a full-curriculum school tailored for students interested in the fine or performing arts.
The school, which was conceived of by Bennett and will eventually accommodate 1,000 students from Queens and all over the city, will be temporarily located at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City until a site near Kaufman Astoria Studios is renovated.
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