Nothing Could Be Finer
Carolina Hoyos began studying music when she was three years old.
Now, at 24, she’s turned her passion for music into a part-time job, playing with a rock band, called Morgan Ave.
But Carolina knows that to be a true musician, you have to have other jobs, so she acts — appearing in upcoming films with Soprano Jamie-Lynn Sigler and former “Breakfast Club” member Anthony Michael Hall — and owns her own film-production company based in Sunnyside, in addition to modeling.
don’t have time to hang out,” reports the Sunnyside resident, who is
originally from Washington D.C. and has appeared in Stuff Magazine, and
mostly models for private gallery photographers.
her very little spare time, Carolina likes to read and watch movies, and can
be spotted on Queens Blvd. in Sunnyside at Tiger Sushi, her favorite
all-you-can-eat sushi joint.
It looks like there are some pretty moving tributes to the borough on the road out there.
A QConf scribe — or shall we say, driver — was going down Queens Boulevard when he saw a license plate that read “KWEENS.”
The affectionate tribute isn’t the only one on the road out there, though. The QConfer saw a car with a Virginia plate that read “QUEENS” just a couple of weeks ago.
“QUEENSNY” is also taken, according to the DMV’s custom plate look-up tool at www.nysdmv.com. For fans of this paper, so are “PRESS” and “TRIBUNE.”
The following Queens-related plates, though, are still available:
QNS, QNSNY, KWEENSNY, QTRIBUNE.
everyone on the road who you love!
Story: Funeral and Politics
As the world watched the funeral of a rap legend at Jamaica’s Allen AME Cathedral on Nov. 5, they may have caught a first-hand look at the streets of Queens, but we saw a much different take on the borough – one that is a place where politicians have no shame when it comes to getting their mugs in public.
As the horse-drawn hearse carrying the body of Jam Master Jay pulled up to the front of the Merrick Boulevard church, cameras that were sending film around the world unwittingly caught a gaffe that New York political insiders know is a campaign no-no — as a matter of fact, it’s against the law.
There it was, campaign posters with the faces of then-Governor candidate Carl McCall and Comptroller candidate Alan Hevesi.
According to City law, political campaign posters cannot be posted outdoors in most public places – that includes trees, lampposts, etc.
world, we really don’t want Queens to be known as a place where our music
legends die and politicians bend the rules.
Eerie Queens Copycat
When it comes to naming towns and places, there is a strong connection between the borough of Queens and the state of Michigan.
According to several websites about the Great Lakes state, it has two small towns named Flushing and Forest Hills. While websites say that the town of Flushing was actually founded in 1836 by Queens resident Charles Seymour, who named the Michigan town after the Queens version, there is no explanation of how Forest Hills got named.
In addition to those two towns, the state has a Forest Hills Nudist Colony, a Glen Oaks Community College, a Sunnyside Cottages housing complex, a Glendale cemetery, a Bayside Resort and Campground, a Whitestone Guest Houses resort and a Rockaway Beach along the Great Lakes. It also has a town named Middleville, which according to several websites, was named in 1843 after the nearby town of Middle Village, which no longer exists.
There are also two Michigan towns – Sears and Jennings – that share names with Queens Councilmembers.
Sure, there are other states with Queens-related towns. There’s an Astoria in Oregon, an Elmhurst in Illinois, and a St. Albans in Vermont. But we’ve found no state with as many Queens-related towns in one place as Michigan.
if that’s not as eerie as the lake, we don’t know what is.
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