Models Of Queens
You Can't Take Queens Out Of The Girl
from Queens and she hopes to make it to Broadway.
Nina grew up attending P.S. 165 and Our Queen of Peace in Flushing.
recently moving from the borough and attending high school in Dutchess
County, Nina is poised to graduate high school next month and has her sights
set on an acting career.
already acted in school and community theater productions of Broadway
classics like “South Pacific,” “Hello Dolly” and “Damn Yankees.”
acting, she said “ I love it. The live audience gives off a good
audiences are one of the reasons she’s not a fan of acting on film.
a lot of waiting around,” she said telling us about her experience playing
a part of an abused girlfriend in a New York State safety film.
she plans to pursue acting at a local community college first and later at
to use modeling as a springboard for acting.
take the girl out of Queens, but you can't take Queens out of the girl, Nina
back to Queens all the time to visit with family,” she said.
Queens, Nina goes to Shea Stadium to watch her favorite team, the Amazin’
Nina there soon.
always go there on the Fourth of July,” she said.
In The Web
very own superhero Spider-Man has been thrust onto the big screen in a
blockbuster film that has brought the web-slinging crime fighter and his
native borough into the spotlight.
Sam Raimi shot several of the movie’s scenes in Queens, and one of the
first lines in the flick mentions Woodhaven Blvd. It would certainly seem
that Raimi did his homework and discovered that Spidey’s alter-ego Peter
Parker is a kid from Forest Hills. Then why, QConf wants to
know, is he quoted in the article “A Web and Prayer” in the Wizard
Magazine Spiderman Giant Movie Preview as saying, “We’ve always seen the
great strength of Spider-Man as the fact that he’s a real person, he’s
one of us. He’s a kid from Brooklyn who doesn’t have a lot of money. He
doesn’t get the girls, he’s got acne, he’s a fairly average-looking
He’s a kid from Brooklyn?
is he not from Brooklyn, but his exact address in Forest Hills is given in
the Spider-Man comic books at least once. Didn’t this director do any
research on which neighborhood Spider-Man is from?
Cotton, author of “A Web
and Prayer,” told us, “Sure, Raimi said that at a press conference when
he first started publicizing the movie in 2001. He got called on it big
time. People love Spider-Man and it got them angry that he got that wrong.
He later said it was just a mistake, and that he really meant to say
motto is “With great power comes great responsibility.” Raimi, a top
director, has the power. We'll have to see about the other part.
And The Stamp Dude
month, nicknamed “stamp dude” by President Bush, Congressman Gary
Ackerman wasn’t satisfied. When
the two unveiled the World Trade Center stamp in the Oval Office – a
measure to raise funds for the families of rescuers killed on Sept. 11 which
the Congressman sponsored – Bush discovered that Ackerman was a “stamp
collecting crazy” and appropriately
so dubbed him.
during a recent press conference at the White House to announce billions of
dollars in Sept. 11-related aid for New York, reporters were wondering what
Ackerman and the Prez – who were standing next to each other during the
announcement – were laughing about while the two were talking off mike.
As we all
know, the Congressman sports a white carnation boutonniere on his lapel each
and every day – it’s long been his trademark. He’s been wearing it for
more than 30 years. There are only two times during the year when it’s not
white – green on St. Patrick’s Day and red on Valentine’s Day
while the President was giving his speech, he talked about how the money
would help, among other things, New York businesses downtown get back on
President finished his remarks, Ackerman put his arm around him and said,
“I’ll be the flower guy.” To top it off, the press conference took
place in the Rose Garden!
was made while others were speaking at the podium. The event was also
attended by Governor Pataki, Mayor Bloomberg, Senators Clinton and Schumer
and other members of New York’s Congressional Delegation.
born rapper, LL Cool J will return to the music industry with a new
album in the works. According
to Def Jam Records, “a release date has not been set.”
avid hip-hop music listeners may have heard an exclusive cut on radio
station 107.5 FM WBLS, which aired on the Wendy “mother” Williams show.
more than a decade in the industry Ladies [still] Love Cool James.
at the New York State Power Authority told QConf that Queens
residents will have no fear of power outages during summer 2002.
will be plenty of juice to light up the Big Apple, but not as a result of
new, controversial generators that were installed in 2001, sources said.
tragically, the surge comes with the fall of the World Trade Center. The
Twin Towers consumed as much power as 100,000 private homes – enough
electricity to keep residents cool throughout the worst heat wave, they
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