Queens For The Summer
and dramatic, Latin beauty Adriana hopes to take the acting world by storm
as she makes her Queens debut in Corona this summer.
who is a native of the Dominican Republic, recently came to Queens for an
internship opportunity, and “took advantage of the time here by taking
some acting classes.”
says she’s dreamed of modeling and acting for a long time, which makes
sense considering her strong on-screen family ties — her father is a
television producer in the Dominican Republic.
got interested in film because I think it’s the perfect way to tell a
story,” she said. “I love
acting, it allows you to become someone else.”
has been living with a friend in Corona this summer, taking advantage of
everything Queens has to offer.
you know what that means – boys, partying, and fun!
she has one more year to go in college, Adriana says she hopes to move to
Queens permanently as soon as she graduates.
she gets back she’s hoping to enroll in a local film school — we hope
she checks out schools in Queens!
love Queens, it’s great – it’s so full of choices,” Adriana
best newspaper recently learned that they have something in common with one
of the best Doo-Wop bands this side of the East River.
called The Tribunes and the a-capella group with the familiar moniker
recently sang the night away at a concert at the Seuffert Bandshell in
The Tribunes formed in the Bronx in 1959, the group has some strong Queens
roots in members Mike Cuomo who started singing at age 15 while attending
Long Island City’s Bryant High School and Roy Campbell, who currently
resides in Rockaway Beach.
more about The Tribunes log on to their website at
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where to go to learn more about the Queens Tribune.
Fran Drescher, the Flushing native who battled uterine cancer for several years, recently released a new book chronicling the ordeal. In the book, called “Cancer Schmancer,” Drescher tells all about her arduous battle with the disease, as well as the radical hysterectomy she eventually underwent.
a blend of dark comedy with painful, personal anecdotes makes the book a
compelling read, according to published reports. Since coming out over a month ago, the book has enjoyed
hopes the book will help cancer patients, especially those with cancer
“down there,” feel more comfortable about discussing their illness,
according to published reports.
also gives a peek into her new relationship with a younger man who is 16
years her junior. Drescher and
her high school sweetheart Peter Marc Jacobson called it quits a few
years back, after almost 20 years of marriage.
The two had met while they were both students at Hillcrest High
School in the early 70s.
Schmancer,”published by Warner Brothers, sells for $24.95.
wonder why 24-hour markets have locks?
Cherry Valley Deli and Grill in Whitestone has always prided itself on
providing delicious sandwiches, salads and snacks anytime, day or night. The
24-hour deli has not closed its doors since it opened nine years ago, and
has become a popular nightspot for local residents.
29, a transformer fire at a power plant in Astoria caused brownouts and
blackouts throughout Whitestone, leaving Cherry Valley without power for
about three-and-a-half hours.
use of their meat slicer, fridge, lights or air conditioning, employees at
Cherry Valley “panicked,” according to owner Danny Munoz, and
called him to find out what to do. “I told them to take all of the
customers outside and wait for me so I could lock up” he said.
realized shortly afterwards, however, that he couldn’t lock up the deli
because he didn’t have the keys. He said with a laugh, “I don’t know
where I put the keys. I don’t remember the last time I put the key in the
door. Probably nine years ago.”
Munoz instead brought a generator and got minimal power back on in an hour-and-a-half, allowing the store to accommodate customers. He said, “It was like a party. It all worked out fine.”
Biting The Hand That Feeds You
District Leader Barbara Jackson persuaded a reluctant Queens
Democratic County Organization to support Hiram Monserrate for City
Council last year, she had no idea that a year later he’d be supporting a
candidate to run against her
is exactly what the still new councilman is doing by supporting Louise
Emanuel against her.
that’s not all. Monserrate, is also running Haydee Zambrana against
Council colleague Helen Sears for her district leadership — a no-no
by anyone’s code of Council etiquette. But it gets even more incestuous.
Both of Sears and Monserrate are incumbent District Leaders with Democratic
Organization backing and must also run for Council again next year.
Hiram, careful buddy, ya know what they say about payback
When the Houston Astros creamed the New York Mets 16-3 on July 30,
there was someone at the game that felt worse than Trib news editor, Steve
Mamoru Komiyama had traveled half way around the world
from his home in Japan with his daughter-in-law and three grandchildren to
see his son, Satoru, pitch in a major league baseball game for the first
Satoru Komiyama, who the Mets had just brought up from the
minors the previous week and who was making his second appearance as a Met,
was able to strike out home run ace Lance Berkman in the fourth, but
the magic pretty much stopped there. In the one inning he pitched, Komiyama
gave up seven runs and eight hits.
Komiyama acknowledged his “disappointing” performance, but he was
grateful for his family’s support (which surely must have muffled the boos
of nearly 33,000 fans). “They came to the U.S. and came to my game
today,” Komiyama said. “That’s a great thing for me.”
We can only hope that the Komiyama family remembers the words of
wisdom printed atop the Mets’ dugout: “Always believe.”
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