Jacobs says his favorite leisure activity is traveling, and he’s got the
resume to prove it.
most of his trips going to Caribbean destinations, Jacobs has island-hopped
to St. Lucia, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Margarita island, St. Marteen,
and Turks and Caicos.
His favorite spot, however, is Jamaica, which he has visited
seven times. “Negril is the
best place to go,” says the Howard Beach resident who also has a business
booking travel vacations.
in the states, Jacobs has modeled for Elle magazine, and appeared in
credit card commercials on cable television.
like modeling because you get to meet so many people,” said the
Queensborough College graduate.
former owner of an American-style restaurant in Manhattan said he enjoys the
Greek food in Astoria, but his favorite Queens restaurant is Tieberios, a
Northern Italian establishment in Rockaway Beach.
According to the title of English pop singer Craig David’s new album, the smooth crooner is “Slicker Than Your Average,” and according to some Bayside stargazers, he has Queens to thank for part of it.
paparazzi recently let QConf know that the sexy star
has been spotted several times at Bay Terrace Shopping Center, grabbing some
trendy threads at the newly opened clothing store Beginnings Bleus.
An employee at the
store confirmed that some of David’s slick look came from Queens, as did
employees at a neighboring FYE music store and at a nearby Victoria’s
Still, Conf wanted the news from the source, and
tried to contact David’s “people” to see if his favorite “flava”
is located in Queens. Unfortunately, we never received a response, but
Bayside spies swear that the R&B king buys his fashions at Bay Terrace.
Keep an eye out,
Queens. If you see him, grab a photo and send it our way.
Assemblyman and Dem County Leader Clarence Norman, the (Assembly’s)
newly-appointed deputy speaker, is not the only member of his family leading
flocks in New York.
has discovered that for about a year now, his brother, the Rev. Edward
Norman, has been the pastor of Grace United Methodist Church in
Southeast Queens where he leads a flock of several hundreds.
Clarence, a leader in Brooklyn politics for years, has
survived one scandal after another to become the number one politico in
Kings County and the number two guy in the Assembly.
brothers Norman are making it in Albany and St. Albans. One’s winning
souls, one’s winning votes, both doing it their way.
There’s a Queens Queen in the hills of Afghanistan.
Ginny Byrne Queen, wife of the
late Newsday columnist/reporter Joe Queen, is a foreign correspondent
for Associated Press in Kandahar, Afghanistan, AP collegues inform QConf.
Ginny, a Bayside resident, said she had hoped to report for AP during the “original” Gulf War.
“Displaced, misplaced and nostalgic ex-Queensites,” an online message board says, can find their home on QueensBoard.Com, where they can write and respond to messages from other former Queensites.
Board also features a photo gallery of Queens classes past, a missing
persons log, class reunion listings, alumni database, and surveys and
studies about Queens people.
Written in the message board are entries of one Astoria woman trying to track her genealogy, a former Jackson Heights resident inquiring about the Boulevard Theater in Jackson Heights, and a former Sunnyside native reminiscing about old shops that lined Greenpoint Avenue.
Queensites can even purchase their class picture for $15 if their school is
listed in the database.
The survey section – though it has not been updated since 1997 – is interesting to peruse to see how people responded to when, where, and why they left the borough, what they thought of the Queens educational system, and where they went to dine out and watch movies.
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