A Teacher: In A Class By Herself
resident Arviance, as seen in this stunning picture, gives new meaning to
the phrase “teacher's pet.”
That’s right kids, this
26-year-old beauty may be coming soon to a school near you.
she currently teaches second grade in a public school in Brooklyn, Arviance
says she wouldn’t mind teaching closer to home in Eastern Queens at some
she loves teaching so much that she doesn’t mind the long commute.
“Teaching is a little bit of
everything,” she said. “I
didn’t really want to be one specific thing, and I wanted to enter a
career that would be diverse.”
Arviance actually just moved to
Queens last winter, and since then has been enjoying everything that the
City’s most diverse borough has to offer.
“The area is a lot quieter than Brooklyn, of course, it’s a taste
of the suburbs but we also have access to the City life.
I guess it’s like having your cake and eating it too,” Arviance
While Arviance has just begun to
act upon her lifelong dream of modeling, she said moving to Queens has
definitely helped spur her ambitions along. “When I first moved here, I
happened to meet a photographer, and we’re now putting together a
portfolio,” she said.
We think he’s doing a fine job
Street-Wise Numbers Game
“FYI,” a column in the Sunday New
York Times in which the paper responds to readers’ questions about the
City — all boroughs included — recently helped put Queens on the map for
many a trivia buff.
The question was simple enough:
What’s the highest-numbered street in the City?
The answer brings us to Queens,
the City’s largest borough. New
York’s highest-numbered street, The Times reported, is 271st Street in
Glen Oaks, just steps from the Nassau County border.
But the high-number game doesn’t
New York’s highest-numbered
avenue, 165th, is also in Queens. Thank
Howard Beach and the way it juts out into Jamaica Bay to the south for that
But wait, there’s more!
(Only serious trivia professionals
should continue reading at this point.)
New York’s intersection with the
highest street-plus-avenue-number sum is the corner of 262nd Place and 149th
Avenue, in Rosedale.
That sum, by the way, also happens
to be slang for “information.”
That’s the 411.
Cannot Be Serious
Former Queens badboy and tennis superstar
John McEnroe (above, top left) was involved in a bit more tennis-related
controversy last week.
Beer brewer Heineken shamelessly put on a PR
show at the US Open in Flushing Meadows using
McEnroe as their talking head, according to the New York Post. Reporters were apparently given a “media alert” inviting
them to an event where McEnroe would be promoting his charity.
Instead, a Heineken public relations worker
Tim Lynch, posing as a reporter, dominated the fake staging of a “q&a
period” between Johnny Mac and journalists.
You don't think McEnroe
could have learned that sort of stuff growing up in Douglaston?
As Congressman Anthony Weiner
continues to make the rounds and introduce himself to organizations in his
new reapportioned district, he always makes sure to keep a smile on his face
and keep the charm flowing.
Recently, he popped into a meeting
of Community Board 11 to say "hi," introduce himself and offer his
help with any issues in the community.
During his relaxed talk, Weiner
mentioned a special session of Congress which just took place last week in
New York, and after saying that all of the nation’s Representatives would
be in the Big Apple, jokingly said, “So if you see a spike in crime, you
Expect to see a familiar face in The
Sopranos' fourth season premiere this coming Sunday, Sept. 15, at 9 p.m.
New York 1 News Neighborhoods reporter Paul Messina
Forest Hills – plays a television anchorman,Ted.
The Queens native studied at Chicago’s
famed Second City Theater and will be seen on the big screen this Christmas
in the new Jennifer Lopez flick, “Made in New York.” But it’s not that
big a stretch for him: in that film, he plays a reporter, alongside New York
1 colleagues and Donna Karger.
Very Own Guidos
At the time of year when jingle bells ring
and Santa’s sleigh flies, there are certain humorous songs that many
Queensites expect to hear on the radio, like “Dominick the Donkey,”
“Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer,” and “The Hanukah Song,” to
name just a few.
One funny holiday song that has gotten tons
of airplay on the station KTU over the past four years is “The 12 Days of
Guido Christmas,” which includes the final line, “On the 12th day of
Christmas, my paesan gave to me, 12 globs of hair gel, 11 Sinatra CDs, 10
new hand gestures, nine balls-a-grabbing, eight fuggetaboutits, seven Piazza
jerseys, six Sergio Tacchinis, five pinky rings, four fresh cannolis, all
three Godfaddas, two guinea tees, and a ride in his IROC-Z.”
The song is performed by the How Ya Doin’
Boys, including lifelong Flushing resident Carmine Famiglietti, a
29-year-old filmmaker, songwriter and comedian. Famiglietti and his friend
Joe Summa of Staten Island wrote the song about their friend, Bayside
resident Gino Cafarelli. Famiglietti said, “[Cafarelli] is a true guido,
but in all the good ways . . . Joe and I were doing a comedy act a few weeks
before Christmas and Gino was in the crowd, so we wrote a tune for him. Of
course it has exploded.”
The song is available on the How Ya Doin’
Boys only album, “Here’s the Soundtrack, Now Where’s the Movie?”
Another song on that album, written by Famiglietti, is called, “How Ya’
Doin?” the 1999 Yankees theme song.
who lives 15 minutes from Shea Stadium, is a Mets fan, and originally tried
to pitch them the song. “They didn’t want it,” he said. A Yankees
official heard the song at the San Gennaro festival, loved it, and courted
Famiglietti to get it. Famiglietti said, “They gave us passes to games, we
were in a float in the parade ... I’ve become a bit of a Yankees fan.
I’ve met them all. They were so nice.” He added, “They did what the
Yankees do. They bought us.”
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