Models Of Queens
energetic 16-year-old told us that although she’s new to the modeling
world she can strut her stuff on the catwalk with the best of them –
exactly what she did at a major New York City fashion show sponsored by her
agency Black Cartel one recent weekend.
who hails from South Jamaica, said she has always been inspired to model.
just something that’s been in my heart,” she said.
is a junior at Bayside High School where her favorite courses are social
studies and history. “I like to learn about how it was,” she said.
she is not busy with her courses, Keisha likes to listen to music – for
her hip-hop and R and B is where it’s at.
homeboy NAS of course.
said exercise is an important part of her daily routine even though she
doesn’t get to take part as much as she’d like to.
when she’s not busy with schoolwork Keisha likes to go bowling at lanes
near the Van Wyck Expressway and Merrick and Linden Boulevards.
plans include studying computers in college and then becoming a supermodel.
know it’s a lot of hard work,” she said of her lofty career goals.
what you put into it is what you get out, no matter what you want to be,”
more info about the After Dark clothing line Keisha is wearing here, call
Derrick Jones at 341-2700.
Search Of St. John's U.
has arisen lately as to the exact location of St. John’s University, one
of Queens most prestigious centers of higher learning, presumably located in Jamaica, but can also
be found in three other neighborhoods.
100-acre plus facility, whose official post office address is 8000 Utopia
Pkwy, Jamaica, NY 11439, is often classified as being located in Jamaica
Estates, Jamaica Hills, and Hillcrest by students and residents.
bounded by Union Tpke. on the north, Grand Central Parkway on the south,
Utopia Pkwy to the east, and 169 St. to the west, a recent published article
quoted a student at the school saying it was located in Utopia, Queens which
just doesn’t exist, at all . . . yet.
the zip code 11439 does not appear on the official U.S. Post Office zip code
guide, and although a spokesperson at the Jamaica branch confirmed the
number as “unique,” to the school, he could not explain the disparity.
Yet, mail is delivered on schedule, and students find classrooms, but heads shake and shoulders shrug while asking — so where is the college located?
Father, Like Son
can’t stop politicians from giving their opinions – even after they've
passed away, apparently.
a recent article in the Daily News, late State Assembly Speaker Saul
Weprin is quoted as saying that Councilwoman Yvette Clarke doesn’t have a
“discriminatory bone in her body . . . ” despite the fact that Saul is
no longer alive.
article was about the negative reactions of Jewish politicians to a Daily
News edit that accused Clarke of anti-Semitism because she opposed
construction of affordable homes in Crown Heights.
to the March 26 article, “City Councilman Saul Weprin,” who is Jewish,
strongly opposed the editorial, and commented on it negatively. A good
trick, since he died in 1994 and was never a City Councilman.
course, the article was really referring to District 23 City Councilman
David Weprin, Saul’s son, who did comment on the editorial. The paper just
accidentally printed the wrong name.
neighbors complained about chickens cluck-clucking as they strut around a
yard on Fleet Street in Forest Hills, they called a local civic group who
called the Department of Health and Community Board 6 (CB 6), and got their
feathers unruffled when they were told: chickens are permissible, but the
male of the species, roosters, are not.
6 General Manager Kathleen Reilly said, “they fight, they’re noisy, and
they bring rodents.”
the chickens couldn’t live without them!
and Queens politics do produce strange bedfellows.
especially true in the hiring of a lawyer by a former top official of the
Queens Republican Party who stood accused in a scandal involving the Dept.
it looks like former Queens GOP boss Joseph DeFronzo made the right choice
in selecting Stephen Mahler – the former long-time Queens Liberal party
chairman – as his attorney.
state Supreme Court jury acquitted DeFronzo on charges of attempted bribery
and altering paper work to his mother’s home in Middle Village to bring it
up to snuff with City building codes.
to published reports, Mahler said following the verdict that the case
reminded him of an episode of Seinfeld, “a show about nothing,” he said.
the Conservative Republican Party officer, Mahler the former Liberal chief
make one happy Queens political family.
Is it possible that District 20 City Councilman John Liu is actually not the first Asian person to be elected to the City Council? Every publication in the City – including the Tribune – made a big deal about the historic implications of his election because an Asian had never served on the Council before. Could it be that there is actually another council member, elected minutes before Liu, who really and truly is the first Asian in the City Council?
no. Manhattan Councilman Robert Jackson, who was also elected last November,
is actually half black and half Chinese, making him half Asian. Jackson’s
victory was announced a few minutes before Liu’s, so he could be
considered the first Asian council member.
he doesn’t want to be. Jackson said that while he’s extremely proud of
his Asian roots, he considers himself African American because he grew up in
a “mostly African American household.” On his Census form, he indicated
that he is African American, and said, “When you look at John Liu, it’s
clear that he is Asian. When you look at me, you can’t tell.” He added,
“John Liu is the first Asian in the City Council, no doubt about it . . .
I always joke that there are one and a half Asians in the Council. But,
let’s be clear, he’s the first.”
so, Liu can continue to be the Asian media superstar.
Councilmembers? Robert Jackson & John Liu
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