Models Of Queens
Unique And Elegant
20-year-old Jamaica, Queens beauty got into modeling three years ago when a
friend started a modeling agency and asked Diana to help out.
then, her unique look has helped her earn modeling gigs with some of the
biggest names in fashion.
has done countless photo shoots for magazines including Black Hair,
runway modeling and print work in magazines.
to Black Cartel, the Southeast Queens-based agency that represents Diana,
she’s a hot commodity and a rising star.
the photo you see here, Diana is wearing clothing from Black Cartel’s
line called “After Dark” – a top selling label at the Green Acres
Cartel CEO Derrick Jones said that Diana is the perfect model to wear the
After Dark line because, like the clothes, she is unique and elegant.
being one of Black Cartel’s biggest stars, Diana said “I’m excited.”
she’s not traveling between photo shoots, Diana studies computer science on
the campus of SUNY at Farmingdale.
she is interested in staying in shape and enjoys spending her time exercising,
she does give her brain a workout through studying for her computer courses
and watching movies.
favorite place for her to catch a flick is at Crossbay Theatre in Ozone Park,
may also catch a glimpse of Diana at the USA Diner in Rosedale – a favorite
spot of hers for an après-movie bite to eat.
College students and grads across New York City were thrilled to academic
pieces after watching the Feb. 21 episode of “The Weakest Link” on CBS,
during which 21-year-old QC student and frat brother Erwin Escobar won
$17,500 – and beat a student from Yale to do it.
tried out for the program at the New York Hilton during the summer of 2001,
and received a call shortly afterwards inviting him to be on the show in Los
Angeles. Escobar went, and ended up on the college edition of the show, facing
students from the University of Florida, Florida A & M, Carnegie Mellon
University, NYU and Yale.
turned out that the two final contestants on the episode were Escobar and the
Yale student, prompting the show’s host George Gray to tell the
audience to get ready for, “The first time Queens College is going to take
quickly wiped the grin off of Gray and every Ivy League face in the crowd when
he beat the Yale student in the best two out of three final round. After Yale
answered two straight questions wrong and Escobar answered one correctly, he
won the round by correctly answering the question: “The main campus of which
Ivy League university is located in Ithaca, New York?” Escobar said Cornell,
he was right, and Queens College, a Flushing school that costs less than
$4,000 a year to attend, went down in the history books as beating big, bad
victory, Escobar yelled, “New York, baby. QC, baby.”
did the Yale guy say?
The roads around Forest Hills and Francis Lewis Boulevard were showcased on the 11 p.m. Channel 4 News recently, when Asa Aarons, consumer reporter, determined Queens to be the most difficult borough to get around.
Aarons was testing a product recently, called, “On Star Auto,” a
live phone service giving travel directions and local information to motorists
While driving around, asking the amiable woman on the phone for
directions, he said, “This borough has the most complicated streets in the
city. There’s a 68 Road, a 68
Street, and a 68 Drive.” But, the operator directed Aarons in and out of
confusing street markings.
Then, as he drove east along the Long Island Expressway near Francis
Lewis Boulevard, Aarons asked for a nearby eatery. The operator responded,
“Look for the Blue Bay Diner on your left.”
Aarons concluded, “If this works in Queens, it will work anywhere.”
always hearing talk about how City officials are perking up City parks. But
what gives with Parks Department employees?
QConfidential reporter found it necessary, on Feb. 17, to
dial-up the folks at the Parks Department’s “800” number to ask if
someone would radio a department truck driver to wake him up – or make sure
he was breathing.
bright green garbage truck, bearing the numbers C2126 and 8227, pulled up on a
Long Island City street at about 2 p.m. on that sunny Sunday afternoon. The
driver munched on French fries, downed a drink, then curled up to catch some
zzz’s. Trouble was, he was still out cold, against the driver’s side
window at 4:30 p.m.
when the QConfer called the “800” number, where an operator
seemed flabbergasted by the information.
phone call about 20 minutes later, woke the driver who rubbed his eyes,
stretched and then fired up his motor and stormed away.
officials would not comment on the incident, or on how – and who – woke
the earring-clad driver.
Just Like Mike?
on the news every night.
might ask, so what?
we’re talking about Chicago here.
the Mike Bloomberg we’re talking about isn’t the billionaire leader of the
Big Apple. He’s from the Windy City and if you lived there you could see him
each night on Chi-town’s CLTV doing the nightly news sportscast.
has been to training camp with the Chicago White Sox, won four Associated
Press awards and has covered everything from the NCAA championships to high
according to CLTV’s web site, “any rumors that Mike is related to the
mayor of New York City are completely false.”
March 4, residents of Queens and parts of Long Island should be sure to wish
everybody a happy Bernard Haber Day.
the March 4 meeting of Community Board 11 in Bayside, 30-year chairman Haber
retired from his position after Board-imposed term limits took effect. Haber
received several proclamations using words like “dedicated,” “caring,”
“effective,” and “hard-working,” and he happily thanked everyone for
the kind words.
also thanked representatives of Queens Beep Helen Marshall and
Congressman Gary Ackerman who both presented proclamations at the
meeting naming March 4 Bernard Haber Day in Queens and in the Fifth
Fifth District snakes its way along Long Island's north shore deep into
Suffolk County where they never have heard of Haber, Community Boards or
perhaps even Bayside.
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