Models Of Queens
Not Just Another Church Lady
This wild-haired beauty is actually a good church girl who lives in St. Albans. Connie loves to sing gospel alongside her siblings in a group called Legacy.
Its even mixed into her modeling career. She just got back from Las Vegas where she did a fashion show for BETs Bobby Jones Show, where she wore designer suits by Panzai, clothes for women in church. "Women in church battle for dressing," said Connie, whos a fast pace talker when she gets excited.
Connie has been modeling for almost two years. "Its a high," she says. Its a funny statement for a 24-year old who doesnt touch alcohol or drugs.
She likes modeling because she can be someone else for a day. Besides, "it beats the 9 to 5 gig." But right now she is temping for a Jewish organization.
Connie likes socializing with her friends at the US Diner in Springfield Gardens.
"Im a big kid," says Connie.
Anybody who knows her wouldnt be surprised to see her in a water-gun fight during the summer or in the ball pit at Chuck E. Cheese. Shes also big on Laser tag.
Connie has a boyfriend and says she doesnt look for anything particular in a man just, "someone who can put up with me." She says she is a cheap date and likes to be romanced and taken out for dinner.
Besides being a big kid, Connie is an intelligent adult. If it werent for modeling, she would be pursuing a doctorate in psychology. This would go along with her BS degree in psychology she received at Long Island University.
Connie is at home whether posing at Fort Totten (top) or by the Unisphere (bottom). Theres no doubt about it, Connie is an all Queens woman.
She attended PS 197 in Far Rockaway; then it was IS59 in Springfield Gardens and Hillcrest High School in Jamaica.
She loves the Mets, Flushing Meadows Park, the Hall of Science and the Botanical Gardens
We found Connie on the web at UModels.com (#2682.)Green With Envy
Its official. Public Advocate Mark Green is looking to move. He has set his sights on this magnificent mansion near East End Avenue in the 90s. He thinks that he has got the inside track over his competition. Hes heard, though, that a fellow now living in Chappaqua is tempted to try to move into that same mansion so much in demand. If it was to become a race between Chappaqua and himself, Green said partly in Yiddish that it would be "Bubba vs. Bubby."
Is AirTrain Better Than AirTrain?
The Airtrain is up and running well, sort of.
It looks like the designers of a seemingly superior light-rail system with the same name have beaten the designers of AirTrain in Queens to the punch.
Coincidentally in Queensland, a province in Australia, the recently unveiled Airtrain got on the right track on May 7th when the light-rail officially began whisking passengers to and from the airport.
Unlike, Queens AirTrain which basically loops around and stays close to the airport, the Austrailian version of the train-to-the-plane links Brisbane Airport with the heart of Down Unders third biggest city.
According to the Brisbane Airtrain website, "Airtrain is fully integrated with Brisbanes existing metropolitan electric heavy rail system," a prospect that Queens AirTrain riders will only be able to dream about since our present AirTrain cars are not compatible with any other rail system that serves the Big Apple.On The Road
A new world record was set last week when the original manuscript of Queens-born author Jack Kerouacs novel "On The Road" sold for $2.42 million at an auction, a higher price than any other book manuscript in history.
The manuscript itself is a 120 foot long scroll and was bought by Indiana Colts football team owner James Irsay, who has said he wants to display it at an Indian museum and possibly take it on a tour across the country.
The Ozone Park-raised original beatnik wrote the landmark novel in 1951. He planned the adventure across America that would become the book from his apartment at 94-10 134th St.
In the past the apartment has been recognized by the Historic Landmarks Commission, and now the author has made history again.
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