Back In Blue
City police sergeants got their wish last week to return to wearing blue shirts as part of their every day uniform
Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik reversed
As reported here, irate members of the
Keriks order calls for the blue shirts on a day-to-day basis, and white shirts for ceremonies and high-profile events.How To Be A Queens Guy
Reigning over Queens doesnt come easy. To become the king of Queens, Kevin James had to be trained in the fine arts of nutrition and saloon socializing. On the official King of Queens website (www.spe.sony.com/tv/shows/kingofqueens/), Kevin James, once a prince of Stony Brook, talks about what it takes to become the quintessential Queensite.
To fit into the over-sized uniform of a parcel worker, James consulted with Hollywoods worst nutritionist. "After meeting at his house for a backyard barbecue, we came up with a plan of action. Im proud to say three days later my uniform fit like a glove a rubber glove Its all about commitment."
James also had to reach out to the common man. "I found myself spending a lot of time in Queens, at the local watering holes, pounding beers and picking up the lingo."
The website, in the guise of Jerry Stiller, shares special facts about our home, Queens:
"Hey yous! Here are some facts about Queens New Yawk, that you won't want to fuhgedaboud."
"Queens County was established in 1683 and named after Catherine of Braganza, Queen to Englands King Charles II.
"On television, both Fran Drescher and her Nanny alter ego, Fran Fine, come from Flushing, Queens.
"Astoria, Queens was the setting for Archie and Edith Bunkers home in the landmark comedy series All in the Family.
"Queens was once home for such diverse personalities as David Schwimmer, Nancy Reagan, Bob Dylan, Tony Bennett, LL Cool J, Jerry Seinfeld, Bernadette Peters, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, Donald Trump, Burt Bacharach, Sid Caesar, Woody Guthrie, James Brown, Jimmy Durante, Harry Houdini, Michael Landon, Hedda Hopper, Jimmy Breslin, Ethel Merman and Gypsy Rose Lee.
"Former Governor of New York, Mario Cuomo, and Geraldine Ferraro, the only woman to have campaigned for the Vice Presidency of the United States, were born in Queens.
"Queens boasts two schools of higher learning, St. Johns University and Queens College."
Ed note: Hey yous guys ever hear of York, LaGuardia CC, Queensboro ? Duh!Fashion Online: The Bare Essentials
MissSixty.com, a clothing company website which showcases its fashions, is quite high-tech. It allows a visitor, through a scale on the side, to zoom in on a section of a picture and take a snapshot like a fashion photographer would.
It is quite a lesson in how far internet technology has come and is yet to go.
But that's not all the lesson you might be able to get from the site because even though it is promoting its "Autumn-winter 2000/01" collection, there is very little clothing on some of the models, definitely not enough for winter and autumn protection.
So enjoy the internet technology, but what are they really selling?Strange Bedfellows
Queens native Fran Capo, the a stand-up comic, freelance writer, voiceover artist, co-creator of the first cyber sitcom and current holder of the title as the Fastest Talking Female according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was the subject of a recent QConfidential item.
Now Capo is shaking things up in new quarters as the author of a book.
A press release received by QConfidential detailed Capos latest 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 from the release: the fact that Capo did not write this book alone. Apparently, her co-author is none other than Frank Borzellieri another Queensite who last year wrote a widely criticized column in a local weekly newspaper that likened Queens Board of Education member Terri Thomson to Adolph Hitler. Borzellieri was briefly suspended by chain publisher Walter Sanchez, but is back spreading his weekly hate.
We held this item until after the gift-giving holidays were over hoping that no financial benefit of the holiday season would accrue to one who spread racism and hate.