More Than Another Pretty Face
once attended St. Margaret’s Elementary School in
she has left her native nabe for the pastures of
the things she misses the most about her old neighborhood are hanging around
could live in
attending college, she was approached by a photographer’s make up artist
who asked if she would like to come in for some test shots. “One thing
lead to another” and a career was born.
the career of this beautiful Queens-born model was almost tragically cut
short last April following a collision with a drunk driver.
was coming home from a club when I was hit by a drunk driver . . . They had
to cut the roof off to get me out,” she told us.
accident left Andrea with two fractured vertebrae and a totaled car. Photos
of the wrecked auto can be seen on her website andreaschmidt.com.
She put them there because, “I want to make people think twice
about drinking and driving.”
has worked with modeling agencies in the past but prefers to be considered
an independent model.
has done catalog work, calendars, print ads and has even appeared on the
covers of “you know, those
now though, the world of full-time modeling is just too demanding and offers
9/11, jobs have been scarce,” she said.
currently works at an administrative job at SUNY Stonybrook and has devoted
her time to anti-drunk driving causes.
Skyscraper's New Look
has learned that the Citibank building in
a spokesman for Citigroup, confirmed that the company is looking to apply
for permission for a sign change, though he said there is no timetable on
when the change will occur.
continued that the “diamond” logo at the end of “Citibank” will be
replaced with the new logo of “Citigroup” that has an
“umbrella-like” symbol above it.
Citibank building has been one of the most visible structures in the borough
and the tallest skyscraper in
Express Bus Savior
the news erupted around
David Weprin issued a press release on Dec. 31 that stated in all
capital letters, “Weprin Saves Weekend Express Bus Service.” The strange
looking release was not on Council letterhead, and was not in the same
format as all of Weprin’s other news announcements. But it very clearly
stated that Weprin was the man who managed to steer weekend buses back on
quick call to Weprin cleared up the confusion. Because he wanted the express
bus news to be in the Jan. 2 edition of the weekly papers, he asked a
staffer who had never written a press release before to quickly write up an
announcement and immediately fax it all around
the release was sent out hastily there was a major error in it, and the
headline stating that Weprin saved the day was slightly exaggerated. Weprin
— known by his colleagues as a rather large publicity hound — would not
confirm that he, indeed, saved weekend bus service by himself, but did say,
“I certainly played a large role in the process.”
said as Finance Chair of the Council he worked closely with both the Office
of Management and Budget and the mayor in getting an agreement finalized,
but would not say he did it alone.
We guess you just can’t believe everything you read.
But a local educational activist, who got so excited at a recent community school board meeting that he got the attention of a nearby security guard, just might be tougher.
activist’s salvos against Johnson, which included a racial slur and a
threat to picket, were delivered so angrily that Johnson – who is from
Brooklyn but moved to Queens’ District 29 after being chosen to lead it
– joked about returning to his old borough.
going back to
Ironically, the activist was from the
United Haitian Association and
Hand Luke” and all-American actor Paul Newman, a
play’s production is straight from
lived in Fresh Meadows early on and was born in
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