Models Of Queens
Tough Act To Follow
a honey from Howard Beach who has a flair for the dramatic and a practical
philosophy on life.
Alanamarie, who has lived in Queens all her life, got into modeling about
two-years-ago after she started dating a model who told her she should give
it a shot.
that’s exactly what she did.
hooking up with her agency, UModels,
she took part in several runway fashion shows, hair shows, a car show and
other assorted promotions, she said.
life for this second year Nassau Community College student isn’t all about
the glamour and glitz of modeling.
taking courses in psychology and would someday like to study the science of
the mind or theater at New York University.
sees her modeling experience as a stepping-stone into acting.
favorite actors are Julia Roberts and Robert DeNiro.
can play any role,” she said.
she’s from Howard Beach, you might think she’s a Forest Hills gal, from
all the time she spends there.
told us she likes to hang out on Austin Street where she spends her free
time shopping at hip clothing stores like Oz and Lulu’s.
shopping she often grabs a bite to eat at Cabana – her favorite
a tough spring 2002 semester of hitting the books, Alanamarie plans to
dedicate the summer to getting some more modeling jobs.
she’s dedicated to the business, her feet are planted firmly on the
“School is my back-up plan. Besides, modeling is such a pressure thing,” she said.
What do Julius Caesar, King Lear and City Councilman John Liu have in common? They’re all in positions of power, and they’re all main characters in storybooks – some more well-known than others.
when Liu was at PS 120 in Flushing to act as Principal for A Day, the
students presented him with three homemade storybooks, including one about
Liu entitled "Dedicated to the Honorable John Liu – Principal for A
Day." The book featured a large picture of Liu on the cover, and
drawings of the councilman inside –
drawn in marker and crayon by the students. Little notes welcoming Liu to
the school and thanking him for coming were also in the book. Liu got a kick
out of the gift as he showed it to QConf, and said through a
broad smile, “Isn’t that great? I love it. It was so nice of the
was also presented with two other books about his hometown of Flushing, one
called "Flushing: Our Multicultural Community" by class 403, and
another called "Flushing: A Wonderful Town" by class 4-344. The
books had drawings of the neighborhood, and notes on why Flushing is a fun
place to live.
said, “These are gifts I will cherish . . . no doubt about it.”
Tribune Makes It To EBay
Yes, Queens County's largest weekly newspaper has made it to the world's largest auction website – and Queens resident Spiderman is the reason.
In an exclusive investigative feature published on Aug. 10, 2001, "Queens Caught In The Web," the Tribune revealed that the published address of Peter Parker, Spiderman's alter ego 20 Ingram St., Forest Hills, was really occupied by the Parker family.
and Andrew Parker have been in the home since 1974 and acknowledged
receiving credit cards made out to Peter Parker.
that's all it took to make the Trib a hot item for comic book
collectors. Well, one enterprising entrepreneur obviously grabbed a handful,
stowed them away and awaited the release of the movie that promises to be
this summer's blockbuster.
has placed them on ebay with open bids of $4 to $9.50.
we give them away free?
can also pick up a copy of the New York Times, which finally got the
Spidey story this week. The Times costs 75 cents per copy.
who casually speed up at yellow – or supposedly yellow – lights better
pay more attention when they’re driving on Francis Lewis Boulevard these
days. They may get caught on film, after all.
severe drag racing problem on Francis Lewis Boulevard has caused the NYPD
and the NYC Department of Transportation to install red light cameras at the
corner of Francis Lewis Boulevard and Union Turnpike in Fresh Meadows.
who decide to zoom through red lights will have their pictures taken and
sent to the cops, who will then zoom right to the mail box and send a ticket
to the license plate owner.
red light cameras were placed at the intersection in late 2001, and so far,
exact statistics are not available on how well the cameras are working.
drag racers can still be found late Friday and Saturday night in the parking
lots of 7-11 and Blue Bay Diner on Francis Lewis, revving their engines for
a run. Guess speed cameras don’t scare them.
Community activists want to get speed cameras on Francis Lewis, which will take photos of anyone who is speeding, but a spokesperson from the Department of Transportation said, “Those cameras are not allowed in New York State right now. They’re not an option.”
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