Models Of Queens
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Susan is a multidimensional young woman from Jackson Heights. She writes, sings, and has played the part of an axe murderer.
Susan kept busy while at Townsend Harris H. S. She became president of Students Against Drunk Driving (S.A.D.D.) and founded an AIDS awareness club. She also interned at Big Apple Parent because she wanted to be a journalist.
Then in her senior year, Susan became a host on PBS In the Mix, a show for teens, produced by teens. She got to introduce music videos and talk about teen issues. One of the episodes that airs frequently has an eyebrow ring wearing Susan who trains to skydive.
During her freshman year at Queens College as a theatre and media studies major, Susan landed a part in an off-Broadway show. She joined an improv group, "Theatre of Dreams."
Susan also played the character Sooze in the play Suburbia and was an extra in the acclaimed "Kids," a teen film set in lower Manhattan.
Susan was also an axe murderer appearing in a short film called "Medication".
These days she films in her own neighborhood of Jackson Heights in her first feature length film, "Lovely Lilly."
Susan plays Susan DeBenedetto, a cocktail waitress at the Cavalier Restaurant set in 1964. "Working on Lovely has been great and its also hard work," says Susan.
When shes not acting, Susan writes short stories and dabbles with the guitar. She also sings for the electronica punk rock band An Exploding Star.
Susan, the product of a Columbian mother and a father from the Midwest, wants to perfect her Spanish.
She enjoys the new facilities of the YMCA in Long Island City for aerobics and karate classes and loves all-you-eat Japanese buffets on Queens Blvd.
Hooter And The Spiderman
QConfidential caught up with cat burglar Amy Beth Bennett at LaGuardia Airport.
She was trying to make a getaway on a flight to Tampa, FL for the Thanksgiving weekend. Bennett by night is a sexy dressed waitress at Hooters. But by day she is an aspiring actress. Her most recent stint was playing a jewel thief in the upcoming Spiderman movie. Adapted from comic books, Spiderman is a superhero with wall crawling and web spinning abilities whose alter ego is Forest Hills teenager Peter Parker. In the movie, Bennett almost pulls off a jewel heist until Spidey comes along. The cops find her caught in a web.
Created From Pain; Intended To Heal
Photographer/artist, Middle Village resident Gregory Testa sent us the above image he created from color slides and newspaper clippings. Greg tells QConf that the image was, "created from pain and intended to help heal." Greg's work can be seen at: http://www.testafoto.com.Elvis Is In The Cottage
There is a reincarnation of Elvis Presley who strolls around the Irish Cottage Pub and Restaurant every Thursday night, bringing back the passion of the 60s when Elvis was "King."
Paul "the King" Muldowney dons the attitude, persona and body gyrations of Elvis, then croons some tunes like, "Teddy Bear," and "Cant Help Falling In Love With You."
Muldowney, a bartender at the Forest Hills Pub, who has been a Presley fan since the 70s, reminisced about his early yearnings to emulate the celebrated rock star.
"I began to appreciate him after he died," said Muldowney. "I liked his voice, especially the young Elvis, and began to imitate him."
The Elvis idol goes to Graceland, the home of Presley, three times a year, and already has reservations for next years service memorializing the 25th anniversary of his death.
Paul "the King" MuldowneyPosterior Patriotism?
Patriotism is on the rise from sea to shining sea but the designers of a whacky website that sheds some moonlight on our nations greatest landmarks may have gone a bit too far.
The creators of the website "ButtsAcrossAmerica.com" have some viewers all cracked up with photos of travelers bare assets in front of landmarks like the Statue Of Liberty and the Hollywood sign.
But, we at QConf couldnt help noticing a lack of local landmarks on the site.
Now we dont advise our readers to do anything illegal to help put Queens on Butts Across America, but we think its time to show the world that we are all that we are cracked up to be.
Send us a copy, please!Inflation
Amid the hustle-bustle on Jamaica Ave. in Queens Village, where the music, food, and language of the East and West Indies permeate the air, the large faded red remembrance of the past maintains a presence at its former home.
The F.W. Woolworth Co. sign above its graffitied, abandoned building is a reminder of the old five and dime store where patrons spoke the languages of eastern and western Europe, and found household items from safety pins to ironing boards.
But today's variety stores in the area, owned and patronized by new Americans, offer the same items, only the price is 99 cents.
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