Voluptuously Queens Village
Village native Elyse has been strutting her stuff on area runways for over a
year, wowing critics and men alike in shows all over the City.
though she’s been interested in modeling since she was 16, Elyse says she
didn’t actually try her hand at the craft until just about a year ago.
that, she was more involved with learning about the business end of the
fashion scene, and worked at a local agency to help recruit models.
Nowadays, Elyse says
she’s doing a show at least “every two weeks, in every borough.”
But, the best shows are in Queens, right Elyse?
loves her home borough, and says she’s done “just about everything in
described her Queens pride simply, saying, “My neighborhood is very quiet,
you can be laid back around here.”
also loves taking part in neighborhood festivals and events, like those
found at Roy Wilkins Park in South Jamaica.
is no stranger to the publishing world either, having been featured in top
tier fashion and culture magazines such as XXL, Esssence, Smooth, and Honey.
Elyse’s favorite shoots always include lots of swimwear, she says. We can’t argue with that!
Rap, Battle And Roll
rapper Nas, a.k.a. Nasir Jones, may be in for some additional trouble
with long-time rapping rival Jay-Z.
Nas, who grew up in the Queensbridge Projects in Long Island City,
was recently challenged by Brooklyn’s Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, to
“a battle” on Pay Per View television.
According to published reports, Jay-Z, who made the challenge on Hot
97 (97.1 FM) on Aug 6, did not mean a physical fight, but rather a
competition of lyric ability – a battle of rapping skill.
the program, Jay-Z suggested that each rapper put up $1 million, and have
separate concerts and a head-to-head “freestyle” (improvised) rap duel
for the prize money.
While it was ambiguous how a winner would be decided, Jay-Z
philanthropically suggested that the proceeds go to charity.
has not yet responded to this latest incident in his ongoing feud with
Jay-Z. An already existing schism between the artists widened last year when
each recorded songs laden with insults towards one another.
The so-called “dis” records received ample air-play on area rap
rappers’ careers – and record sales – have blossomed since the
explosion of the publicity-laden feud.
nothing like a good fight!
No Queens for Daly
king of MTV’s ridiculously popular “Total Request Live” and now host
of his own late-night talk show, Carson Daly, never had any Queens in his
while interviewing Queensite John Leguizamo on “Last Call With Carson
Daly” recently, admitted that he had never been to New York’s geographic
center and largest borough.
he ever flies in or out of New York, we can’t figure out.
affable, hunky television host was raised in Santa Monica, lived later in
Los Angeles and moved to New York a few years ago, a personal spokesperson
a shame for Daly, who seems to be professionally entrenched in the world of
popular music. Queens
has bred or housed such famous musicians and groups as The Ramones, Kiss,
Anthrax, Perry Farrell, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Oscar
Hammerstein, Burt Bacarach, Robert Moog, Run DMC, LL Cool J, Onyx, Mobb
Deep, Capone, Noreaga, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest and countless jazz artists,
including Louis Armstrong and John Coltrane.
hard feelings for Daly though, these things happen, especially to busy
we’d be glad to be your host for your first real tour of New York’s most
diverse borough. Give
us a call and we’ll show you around.
You’d be glad if you did it, and a better New Yorker for it!
Hong Kong's Daily News
traveled to the financial center of the Chinese market to present the
benefits of investing in Flushing. Trib Assoc. Pub. Michael Nussbaum
visited the largest daily in Hong Kong with Flushing's premier planner
Wellington Chen. Simple message...when you think of "NY" think
"Flushing. "As pictured, the visit even made the headlines in the
Hong Kong Daily News.
The Mets Wild Card Wildness
it seems as though Lady Luck has been pretty stingy with Queens’ beloved
Alfonzo and Roberto Alomar have been
plagued by injuries. The club’s winning percentage has been on a downward
trend, which, considering the incredibly tight race for the wild card, has
left many fans with pits the size of ballpark knishes in their stomachs.
however, skipper Bobby Valentine has been sticking his neck out for
one of his suffering players. Tired of all the flak shortstop Rey Ordoñez
has been receiving for his running power (or lack thereof), Valentine came
to his defense asking, “Why don’t these expert fans who want to comment
on my players watch the game?”
pointed out that Ordoñez has a badly hurt and infected toenail on his right
foot that prevents the shortstop from running at top speed. Valentine was
particularly unhappy about a comment TV analyst and former Met star (and
one-time Bayside and Flushing resident) Tom Seaver made about the
definitely wrong. Didn’t Seaver see [Ordoñez] at third base when we
almost took him out of the game?” Valentine said.
thing is for sure: the last thing Met fans want to see is their team taken
out of the running for the NL Wild Card.
Mike Bloomberg is a fan of Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse in Bayside, but,
according to a published report, didn’t touch the steak recently because
he is on a diet.
Saturday night, Bloomie had dinner with his girlfriend Diane Taylor
and Deputy Mayor Mark Shore at the popular steak joint. QConf confirmed
that he had a light salad and shrimp cocktail for dinner.
a good patron,” General Manager Andy told QConf, who has
seen the Mayor at least four times. “He keeps a low profile.
He’s not like Rudy [Giuliani] who used to have an entourage
of people with him.”
manager, who said that the Mayor seems to love the food, added that his
office will call a couple of days in advance to make a reservation. Before
his party sits down, a couple of his guys will come in and “sweep” the
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