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"Searching For Bobby DeNiro" while filming at Aldo's of Ozone Park
Photo: Thomas Lin
Regulars of Aldo’s II Italian
Restaurant in Ozone Park had to take a day off recently from the pasta,
pesce, vitello and pollo to make way for the filming of the cast of “Searching
For Bobby DeNiro,” an independent comedy about a frustrated Brooklyn actor
who dreams of working alongside Robert DeNiro.
According to the film’s promoters, "the film is an urban-turned-rural
‘fish out of water’ comedic adventure inspired by a series of actual
events. Picture ‘Swingers’ meets ‘Kiss Me Guido’ with a few tame ‘Porky’s’
and National Lampoon’s ‘Animal House’ elements thrown in for good
Aldo Calore, owner of the restaurant and longtime friend of the film's
producer and star William DeMeo, says it’s not the first time his pizzeria
has made it to the big screen. Aldo’s also served as one of the locations
for “Goodfellas,” which starred Joe Pesci and none other than Robert
Models Of Queens
One Fine Lady
Home: Forest Hills
Weight: 120 lbs.
When model, actress and
entrepreneur Kristine Quattrone isn’t strutting her stuff in front of a
camera, she can usually be found on the streets of Forest Hills.
The Nassau County native has lived in the bustling Queens ‘hood for the past
six years, and said she’s loving every minute of it. “I love Forest Hills
and I’ve actually convinced some of my friends to move here,” Kristine said.
The 31-year-old brunette bombshell has had an array of modeling experiences. She
began after high school graduation, when she did some print ads for local
merchants on Long Island.
“I feel that modeling and acting are a great way for girls to boost their self
esteem and confidence and also it provides a great opportunity to meet new and
interesting people,” Kristine said.
Kristine also studied acting at Lee Strasberg, an extra curricular activity that
lead to some minor parts in “Law and Order,” the movie “One Fine Day”
and a music video. She is currently in the final audition phase to be on an
episode of “Help Wanted,” a new show set to air on The Learning
But, right now Kristine has a hard time focusing on her modeling and acting
careers because of all the time, energy and nurturing she has to put into her
just-born business in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Her quaint store is called The Party Shop and carries party supplies, costume
invitations, favors and balloons. She also offers catering and waitstaff for
special events and parties.
Her experience goes beyond the store, where prior to the opening she worked at
Calvin Klein Inc, where she started as an administrative assistant and held many
positions over the five years that she was there winding up as a food service
manager where she handled catering for all the special events.
50 Cent Gives Away Diamonds
Queens rapper 50 Cent is giving away
thousands of dollars in diamonds as part of a promotion for his upcoming CD
with his group G-Unit called “Beg For Mercy.”
“Everybody knows when I do something I got to do it bigger than anyone
else out there. I’m giving away 50 grand worth of diamonds and a chance to
become part of my crew. The streets have been loyal and I just want to show
my appreciation and give a little something back," the rapper said.
According to published reports, four golden tickets will be hidden inside
randomly selected pressings of the album. Those who receive the winning
tickets will be given a diamond-studded necklace with a G-Unit medallion
with an estimated value of $12,500.
New York excitement aboard the last ride of the Redbirds.
Photo: Ira Cohen
It takes a lot to excite a New Yorker.
Apparently, the last ride of the borough’s famous Redbird subway cars wasn’t
enough to do it.
During the last ride of the Redbirds last week, a woman got on the 7 Train at
Woodside Station, oblivious to the fact that this was the absolute last time the
famous, red subway cars would make the trek from Times Square to Main Street,
Unaware of the historic significance of her commute, she walked by dozens of
television cameras, newspaper reporters, and MTA big wigs without blinking an
In fact, she didn’t acknowledge the mob of people whatsoever, and instead sat
down and fell asleep.
That’s right. She fell asleep, as if nothing out of the ordinary was happening
Talk about a hardened City gal.
Mets Gunning For Little Matsui
With the Fall Classic completed, it’s time for baseball’s power brokers
to turn their attention to the offseason game – that of firing lackluster
personnel and hiring fresh new talent.
After the Yankees’ failed Series run, in which Hideki Matsui made an
impressive contribution, reports have the Mets hoping to land another
marquee player from Japan – coincidentally also named Matsui – to help
the team climb out of the National League East cellar.
BaseballAmerica.com website described Kazuo Matsui as an eight-year veteran
who is “one of the few Japanese switch-hitters and has been considered the
country’s best all-around player since Ichiro’s exodus.”
Matsui, no relation to the Yanks’ Hideki, plays shortstop and is
considered a strong all-around player. In a game that takes statistics to
near-cult levels, Matsui’s numbers do not disappoint. In Japan this year,
Matsui hit 33 home runs for the Seibu Lions, with 36 doubles, 84 RBIs, 104
runs and a .305 average. Last year, he blasted 36 homers, 46 doubles and hit
Though the Mets like their chances of signing Matsui, it’s no home run at
this point – other potential suitors include the Yomiuri Giants, the
Dodgers, the Mariners, the Padres and, yes, the Bronx Bombers, too.
Got The Beef?
It may be the swanky Queens
hangout for folks like Rudy Giuliani and Mike Bloomberg but the borough’s
best-known steak-house is bringing business closer to City Hall.
By the end of this month, expect a prime Manhattan outpost for Bell
Boulevard's Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse.
The newest Uncle Jack’s is slated to open on Ninth Avenue and is expected
to be a bit larger than its Queens counterpart. Equipped with a large
mahogany bar and presidential-themed suite with a fireplace to make
lobbyists and Councilmembers comfy.
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