Models Of Queens
Sapphire has had the itch all her life, but she only scratched three months ago when she decided to become a model.
Shes what you call a "net model." Shes done modeling for fashion, swimwear, and art photography and its all appeared on websites. But she hopes shell materialize on the pages of some womens magazine like W.
Sapphire has been a Queensite her entire life. She grew up by Bowne Park in Flushing and attended IS 25 and Francis Lewis High School. She pretty much kept to herself and was unpopular. She only came out of her shell when she went to an upstate SUNY.
Today she works as a promoter in the media industry and admits that the corporate thing is not for her. Her goal in life is to open an animal shelter.
"I love animals," says Sapphire. She grew up around six cats. In her Forest Hills apartment she has two from the North Shore Animal League.
Its Queens access to the highways that she loves most about the borough. She can hop onto the road and get around in no time.
When it comes to food, Queens best secret is Ubols Kitchen, a Thai restaurant on Steinway St.
Sapphire keeps in shape by working out religiously five times a week. "It kind of stayed with me," she says, explaining that one of her ex-boyfriends was a gym freak who got her into the routine.
Yet Saphire admits, "Im totally repelled by those guys that are big meatheads that spend their life at the gym." She prefers someone she can be honest with. Her boyfriends have always become her best friend.Counterfeit Baby?
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown has confiscated many things in his long tenure as the boroughs top investigator.
He has busted counterfeit clothing factories, shut down phony ticket operations, and uncovered counterfeit CD outlets. And with every bust, he snaps a photo of himself with the confiscated merchandise and sends it to the newspapers. There are tons of photos of him holding up fake CDs and phony designer t-shirts.
Thats why it was slightly shocking when we received a photo of Brown holding a baby.
A million crazy thoughts raced through our heads. Did Brown confiscate a phony baby? Has human cloning gotten out of hand? Are babies being sold on the black market? How about on Ebay? Was this baby some sort of alienchild? Did it rob a bank? Did it commit credit card fraud?
The boring truth is that the baby was just a baby. Brown recently brought gifts to St. Marys Hospital for Children in Bayside and someone snapped a photo of him holding one of the kids.
Bloomberg Says 'Koch Ya'
Political holiday parties were as plentiful as ever this season as both newly-elected officials and the venerable oldies made the rounds.
Our favorite story comes out of Jerry Skurnick and Stu Osnows PrimeNYs downtown holiday luau.
We are told that Ed "Hizzoner" Koch was holding court, as can be expected. He was complaining that after endorsing Mike Bloomberg, the mega-mogul asked him to record some direct phone messages for automated calling. Our willing former movie reviewer complied.
Not long thereafter Koch was walking down the street when he was stopped by a well-dresed stranger.
"Youre Ed Koch, arent you?" the stranger inquired.
Always pleased with attention, Koch replied, "Yes, I am."
The stranger looked him in the eyes and shouted, "Dont you ever again call my house at dinner time."
Hows he doin?
Hes still doing fine.
The highly respected and comical Onion newspaper published a front-page story on a Rego Park businessman who is having a tough time selling his Osama Bin Laden urinal cakes. The entrepreneur, who sells pop-culture novelties, came up with the idea of a urinal cake with the image of Bin Laden and a rifle target on his face. The idea is to let pissed off Americans vent their anger. The hilarious article details the businessmans venture as he couldnt sell enough of urinal cakes in September. The cakes were popular in bars, where drunken patrons stole the used urinal cakes. Yet sales came to a slump and the businessman is left with 40,000 Bin Laden cakes. Unfortunately, the story didnt check out when we looked up the names of people and establishments in the article.Double Life?
Did newly installed Councilman Eric Gioia spend his December nights looking up the skirts of the world-famous Rockettes?
Thats what went through the mind of one QConfer when she looked at the program for the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular and saw "Eric Gioia" listed as one of the orchestras first violinists. Could it be that the Councilman was making some money on the side this holiday season? Could it be that he spent the past month playing Christmas songs in an orchestra pit? Is he indeed living a double life?
Not at all. An extremely confused Radio City Music Hall representative explained, "Um, no. There are no politicians in the orchestra. There are musicians in the orchestra. Thats the way it usually works."
It turns out that the Eric Gioia in the orchestra is actually just a professional musician who spells his name the same way.
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