Models Of Queens
Coming Soon To Astoria
do Manhattan models with burgeoning careers decide to move as they work
their way up the career ladder?
of course, according to Karina, who is planning a move to Astoria.
has been creating a buzz at local fashion shows for close to a year now,
working with the Southeast Queens-based Black Cartel modeling agency.
credits her stunning looks to her unique ancestry – her mom is Ecuadorian
and her dad is Jamaican. She looks more like mom, she told us.
breaking into modeling ,Karina was a frequent participant in beauty pageants
and took part in the Miss New York pageant.
to Karina, the hard work has paid off and led to an appearance on one of the
most talked about TV game shows on the WB network.
show is called “Change of Heart” and its producers have dubbed it as the
exploration of the possibilities available when a couple comes to a
crossroads in their relationship.
couple is interviewed about what they’re looking for in an ideal mate and
then each is set up on a date with someone else who meets their criteria.
The show's producers thought Karina was a perfect match for one contestant
and arranged a date. Karina’s date decided to end his previous
relationship for a chance with Karina. However, Karina explained, “he was
too young for me.”
the experience was pretty good, Karina said, and it may have been the
beginning to a bright future.
on TV got her interested in acting — a new thing for her, she told us. She
loved the “TV experience” so much that she enrolled in a noted acting
before we see her on the screen, you might spot her in her newly-adopted
looking for new digs, Karina scoped out a place in Astoria and plans to
settle in soon, she explained.
like Astoria,” she said. “I like the coffee shops and little lounges and
clubs – It’s like a little village,” she added.
looks at her move to Queens with the same enthusiasm she embraces the
with your heart and mind and you can do whatever you put your mind to,”
Queens, For The Queen
what we have to say about a local guy who made it from the city’s best
borough to the stage at Buckingham Palace for the star-studded Queen’s
Golden Jubilee concert held last month in jolly old England.
concert featured performances by British rock legends the likes of Paul
McCartney, Eric Clapton and Elton John.
the American presence at the royal concert held in the gardens of Buckingham
Palace was scarce, there was one appropriate exception – we think.
Queen invited Queens- born crooner Tony Bennett to take part in the
kid from Astoria was crooning at Buckingham Palace!
may have left his heart in San Francisco, but there he was onstage at the
concert that featured an exclusively British roster of musicians.
the Queen has a sense of humor after all.
is here. That means it's mosquito season and although the pesky insects
could be carrying the potentially deadly West Nile Virus, New York City’s
CityStore is offering a way to protect yourself and show off some Queens
pride in the process.
CityStore’s website offers the Mosquito-proof Queens long sleeve T-shirt
for $15 on its website.
learn more log on to http://www.nyc.gov/html/citybook/home.html
and click on Mosquito Proof.
Council Vanity Or Insanity?
for pictures is very serious business, according to several members of the
City Council’s Queens Delegation, who outright refuse to simply smile, say
cheese and hope for the best when photographers are nearby.
camera-crazed Council people have quirky preferences and requirements that
they insist upon when being photographed, and they make sure that they are
followed, or else their fresh blood boils quickly.
member will only allow photos to be taken of his right side, and has been
known to snap rudely at photographers if they don’t comply. Another
refuses to be photographed in his glasses, and actually stops to take them
off if there’s a camera in the room, regardless of what he’s doing. A
third quirky member thinks he looks “fat” in certain photos, and asks
they not be printed. Another member would rather the Earth explode than go
somewhere without a photo being taken, and has a tendency to jump into
pictures at all costs — even knocking colleagues off the stage.
some of the Queens councilpeople have strange preferences when it comes to
taking pictures, only one of them truly knows about photography from a
professional model’s point of view. Yes, Councilman Dennis Gallagher
was once a child model who flashed his Republican smile for toy
advertisements. Maybe he should give a few of his colleagues tips on posing.
Like in television and movies, it looks like Queens has finally crept its way into the world of hit video games.
In “Midnight Club,” for the Sony Playstation 2, the basis is simple – according to game literature, you are part of a group of urban street racers, known as the Midnight Club who race for pride, power and glory in sleekly customized, tricked-out sports cars.
a driver you speed your vehicle through crowded streets, running red lights.
action in the game's first level takes place in a virtual New York City and
the goal of the board is to defeat a racer named “Emilio” who dubs
himself the “King of Queens.”
hometown video game fun doesn’t stop there however.
smash hit game Spider-Man, available for the both the Playstation 2 and the
Microsoft X Box features, Queens’ favorite super-hero, Forest Hills’
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