Models Of Queens
On The Runway And The Avenue
This Jamaica gem is poised to
take the modeling world by storm.
Currently enrolled as a
student at Queensborough Community College, Kimberly is majoring in
computers and electronic engineering.
She said she is caught up in
the world wide web and loves the internet.
“I’m doing my own website.
I’m trying to put myself out there,” she told us.
Most recently she has
participated in a photo shoot with the Nigerian Fabric label for Black
Elegance magazine and has done three fashion shows hosted by designer
Working with Queens-based
Black Cartel agency which represents her, she is hoping to soon be on the
cover of Heart And Soul magazine, she said.
In her downtime she likes to
surf the net, talk on the phone, shop along Jamaica Avenue and go to the
movies. The variety of items offered at the Coliseum Mall on Jamaica Avenue
makes it her favorite shopping destination.
Kimberly told us she often
catches a flick at the Fresh Meadows Movie Theater on Horace Harding and
after the film usually grabs a bite to eat at the Future Diner/Kafenio Grill
A self-described movie buff,
her favorite movie is the "Sixth Sense."
“I could watch that over and
over again,” she said.
On modeling, Kimberly said,
“My dream is to see my face on a billboard.”
To learn more about the Black Cartel modeling agency and its clothing lines, call 595-0573.
Though no one will say it out loud, it’s on
the whisper-circuit in Queens that NYPD brass made a huge mistake recently
– disbanding the Citywide Street Crime Unit.
Recent stats show a spike in gun-related
crimes in Queens, specifically in Bayside and Elmhurst. While NYPD
spinmeisters are publicly blaming the reassignment of police after Sept. 11,
insiders say the real cause is the breakup of the Street Crime Unit.
Street Crime cops traveled from precinct to
precinct, taking at least 100 guns off the street each week. The cops had
become so good at it, that the bad guys left their guns at home when word
went out that the gunbusters were in “the neighborhood.”
Police insiders told QConf that
since the unit’s demise, the guns are back on the street
in the hands of the ne’er-do-well, ex-cons and criminals who
aren’t afraid to display – and shoot – them.
“They’re out there, killing each other
again,” said one high-ranking NYPD official. “Everyone is wondering why.
But, they know why, but they won’t admit it.
“They get rid of the guys who took the guns
off the street – so what do they think would happen?
“Did they think the perps would behave because the cops used to be around?”
For Beatles Boro Treasures
While everybody's favorite singer/songwriter
extraordinaire Paul McCartney was in the Big Apple to play two sold out
shows at Madison Square Garden, items that once belonged to the Beatles were
up on the auction block at Sotheby’s – items which link Beatlemania to
this borough which the “Fab Four” rocked all those years ago.
It appeared, however, that big bucks were key
to owning the keys and the rest of John Lennon’s Queens-made Steinway
& Sons piano. The bidding war starting at $300,000, for those interested
in the instrument Lennon tinkered away on inside his Dakota apartment
while recording his final album “Double Fantasy.”
Also up for grabs in the Beatles auction
bonanza was the suit jacket Ringo Starr wore during the band’s 1965
concert at Shea Stadium in Flushing.
began at $20,000 for the
coat Ringo was sporting at the renowned Shea Stadium concert on Sunday,
August 15, 1965.
bidders $500 was the starting price on a ticket from the band’s 1966
concert at Shea.
When Councilman Eric Gioia
first announced his candidacy, he already had strong support from a group of
about 100 people in his Western Queens district.
Gioia told QConf that he has
about 100 relatives – both Gioias and Nunziatos – throughout District
26, including some well-known civic and community leaders.
His aunt is former Queens Chamber of Commerce
Exec Director Lucy Nunziato and his cousin is Maspeth civic leader Tony
Nunziato. Gioia said, “I’m the first one in my family to run for
public office, but the people in my family are like pillars of the
community. They are the people who you see in church and at civic meetings
and on the street.”
Coincidentally, this page's cartoonist, Dominick
Nunziato (spoil-sport.com) is part of the clan.
Gioia said his family moved to Queens from
Italy about 100 years ago and opened up Nunziato Florist on Roosevelt Ave.
and 52nd St. The family business has been flowers since, but Gioia’s
career path went a different way. “I’m allergic to flowers,” he said
with a laugh. “That was God’s way of telling me to try something
The flower shop is “like a second district
office,” according to Gioia, who said, “My family is really funny.
Someone came in to make a complaint about something and my father said, ‘I
don’t know, since he won we never see him.’”
He said he “really loves and appreciates
family,” and “I always had
family around me. When I was a kid I had three aunts on my block. I don’t
know if it’s an Italian thing or just ‘my family’, but we like to be
together.” He then said, “I call them my family. My political
consultants call them (my base).”
And allergy or not, they’re nothing to
folks in attendance: Mr. G,
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