Gabriel Hamilton aspires to model or act professionally for
television or film. He gets plenty of practice without a camera or stage.
who hopes to begin work as a model in television commercials, lives in
Hollis, teaches eighth grade English and American History at IS 238, and
coaches the school’s basketball team.
Frequently in front of an audience,
“I’m trying to break into the business,” said Hamilton, who is
The graduate of
“When I first moved out to
Flake Endorse Bloomberg?
Mike Bloomberg’s recent visit to a
Bloomie enjoyed himself at a December appearance at the Allen A.M.E.
Cathedral, where he played around with Rev. Floyd Flake’s various
titles before making some hopeful speculations about his own future one.
“Because of his new job,” the mayor said about Flake, a former
Bloomberg joked that Flake didn’t endorse him during his bid for
mayor, to which Flake responded that he would endorse Bloomberg for his
“If the press is here,” Bloomberg said, “please get that down.
This is my first endorsement for reelection.”
Representatives for both Flake and Bloomberg described the exchange
as nothing more than flirtatious banter, but didn’t entirely dismiss an
actual endorsement in the future.
“They really were just playing around,” said Flake spokesman Greg
Larkin after a brief chuckle.
“There really was no endorsement.
[Flake] was purely tongue-in-cheek.
There’s no endorsement right now for Bloomberg or any other
Larkin added that the message of the exchange was “Now, he’s our
mayor, and we’re behind him.”
A Bloomberg aide who witnessed the incident said, “Obviously you
can’t hold someone to something like that.”
However, the aide added, “Flake’s a pretty savvy politician, I
don’t think he would’ve said something like that without understanding
how people would take it.”
A Sexual Hot Corner
a perfect example of visual irony, sexual politics in
other day, a QConfidential scribe noticed that among the
newspaper boxes on
paper — and its bright yellow distribution boxes — has been popping up
all over the increasingly diverse borough without much fanfare, but the
subject matter — all things gay and urban — hardly reflects Kew Gardens,
home to lots of old ladies in cozy Tudor homes.
visual irony comes from the fact that the box is right in front of “Civic
Virtue,” a classical sculpture that features a very proud, very naked
young man standing unfazed by two women — named “Corruption” and
“Vice” — grabbing at his feet, that has faced the wrath of women’s
and ‘decency’ groups ever since the day it first appeared in public, in
City Hall Park in 1914.
for the full nudity and female hangers-on, the sculpture at the corner of
Borough Hall, could easily be of a model featured in GCN.
sculpture, according to a local political player and history buff Jeff
Gottlieb, was brought to its current Borough Hall location in 1941.
President Helen Marshall said early in her tenure that she’d like to “do
something about” the sculpture, but never elaborated.
Her spokesman, Dan Andrews, hasn’t returned a call about the
sculpture as of press time.
City Sanitation official and an elected official sized each other up at a
recent town hall meeting in
said, “Assemblyman, you’re not the tallest in the room. I think I’ve
got you beat by that much,” enlivening and entertaining the room of
parking woes that neighborhood leaders around
a recent edition of the Z Morning Zoo radio show on
Maybe those civic leaders have a point, after all.
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