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speaks louder than words and that’s what it's all
about for Yvonne from Forest Hills.
ought to be in pictures and she already has been in her native Poland, in
the spy/action film "Gdansk" and in a more recent flick here
called “Ganges to the Hudson.” She is currently looking to land some
more roles with help from Camera Two Studio in Forest Hills which represents
may also recognize Yvonne from her Channel 25 show called “Cooking
just because she knows how to cook doesn’t mean Yvonne spends her entire
life in the kitchen. In fact she is currently toughing it out on the streets
of Queens as an auxiliary police officer.
I love action,” Yvonne said convincingly and one can tell she means it
after viewing her list of hobbies which include skiing, horseback riding,
parasailing and scuba diving.
I am a licensed scuba diver. I dove with sharks in the Bahamas and I’ve
been diving in Egypt,” Yvonne told us.
also loves to fly and has received training as a pilot.
have had mostly flying lessons on a small Cessna,” she said.
looks like the knack for flying runs in the family, Yvonne’s son works as
a commercial pilot.
from acting gigs, Yvonne hopes to write a book about her adventures and she
told us someday soon would like to find herself working as a private
would be good at it,” she said.
said she is also good at living in Forest Hills.
love it here,” she said about Austin Street.
reminds me of Vienna with the outdoor cafes.”
civic leader Frank Skala is known for being a troublemaker. He’s proud
of it, in fact.
meddles in affairs, complains loudly when he sees problems, and doesn’t
rest until the wrongs in his neighborhood are righted. He’s a watchdog.
And he recently turned 65 – in Skala-like style.
children Bonnie and Edward
held a “surprise” birthday party for him at Bell Boulevard’s Bourbon
Street on July 14 – Bastille Day, as pointed out on the invitation. The
invitation included a list of exciting things that happened in 1937 besides
Skala’s birth, a request that people dress as casually as possible
(“shorts are fine, ties are not”), and phone numbers where people can
call to RSVP.
enough, one of the phone numbers was Skala’s.
fact, the invitation said, “Frank Skala’s Surprise 65th birthday party,
which – of course – he is carefully orchestrating.”
The party, which was not much of a surprise, included guests from all walks of life, from politicians to journalists to civic leaders to Community Board members. Skala, who admitted that he has “stepped on some toes and hurt some egos,” over the years, told QConf before the party, “The party won’t be a surprise, but the people who show up will be.”
Remember the Mets’
Mark Corey? The 27-year-old pitcher admitted to smoking marijuana shortly
before having a seizure and collapsing on a street corner near Shea Stadium
on June 26th. Tony Tarasco, who drove Corey to the hospital after
alledgedly getting high with him, only had three hits in his last seven
games before the All-Star break. After
several years of quality play at the Baltimore Orioles, Tarasco’s average
this season has remained well below .250.
Corey is still on the DL, after pitching in only five games for the
Mets this year.
QConfidential has learned that former Queens Tribune contributor of “Koch Goes to the Movies” and former Mayor of New York City Ed Koch was still, well, going to the movies.
Koch, one recent Saturday, was seen at the Sunshine Theater on E. Houston in
Manhattan. He was watching
“The Fast Runner,” a film based on a legend about two brothers passed
down within the Inuit tradition, directed by and about the Inuit living in
In an 1998 editorial in the Tribune
titled “Koch Defends Movie Goers,” Koch said “Movie theater operators
are becoming extremely aggressive in their efforts to increase profits —
they are forbidding movie patrons from bringing candy and snacks into the
“If the movie operators continue, let them be on notice —
Grandmothers, tots, and their supporters can organize, and if they do, they
can overwhelm the theaters.”
He proceeded, “I call upon the grandmothers and tots of this city
to organize. You have friends everywhere, and you have nothing to lose but
your chocolate bars. Stand up
and be counted,” he said.
Prices of candy at Sunshine are relatively similar to all other New
York City theaters, yet Koch was not organizing or rousing the crowd with
such sentiments. In fact, the whole theater seemed to be sedated by the
three-hour film, which has been hailed as a masterpiece and nominated at the
Cannes Film Festival, but a far cry from a protest inciter as the former
mayor might have liked.
Queens Wall Writing On The Web
writing is on the wall for graffiti in Queens at downquotes.com – a
website strictly devoted to Queens’ graffiti artists.
features photos of the work of local graffiti artists at familiar Queens
locales and on its subway trains.
site that dubs itself “strictly Queens graffiti” also features
interviews with some of the borough’s most notorious scrawlers that
provide insight on their favorite places to do “tags,” “ fill-ins”
or “throw-ups” – graffiti lingo for specific styles of artwork — and
their brushes with the law.
creators of the website issue a disclaimer that says although the site
features photos of the destruction of private or public property, they do
not condone it.
feel that graffiti is an art form and are using the internet as a medium to
display this art, much like a gallery or museum would.”
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