Taking It To The Max
“The general experience of being in Shortstack was so fantastic all around,” she said.
Sofy has always had a fascination with photography and fashion. She even took a couple classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology. During her sophomore year of high school, she learned about Shortstack through her mother. She auditioned with her best friend and both of them were selected to join.
When she’s not modeling, Sofy spends her time studying at Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania. She enjoys writing and playing on her acoustic guitar. When she’s back in Queens though, Forest Hills is her most comfortable place to visit.
While the idea of modeling full-time interests her, Sofy doesn’t see it happening.
“I think that would be nice, but I don’t think so,” she said. “I think I’m just gonna stick with Shortstack”.
Hot Dog & Day Boat Scallops
Came across this old picture from a beautiful magazine, "Edible Manhattan" and realized that Jason Weiner (right) chef/owner of Almond (Bridghmpton and NYC) gets more press than his brother Anthony (left) who once dominated the news.
Rock Rock Rockaway Beach
|Book signing Tuesday, Oct 2, Barnes & Nobles, Fresh Meadows.|
Released in June 2012, the book takes a look back to when the community of Rockaway Beach was founded in the mid-1800s. From there, it moves forward in time, looking at the land’s development, decline, and its current revival. The story of this Queens neighborhood is supplemented by vintage images from the area.
The signing will take place on Oct. 2. The Barnes & Noble is located at 176-60 Union Turnpike.
No sharks expected.
Need To Feed
|Muni meters won't take Sunday money thanx to Peter Vallone Jr.|
Following numerous requests by Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria), the DOT has announced an agreement to program all new muni meters to shut down on Sundays, preventing the machines from accepting money. Despite parking regulations being suspended on the day of rest, many confused locals have continued to feed the meters.
Likening the meters to broken arcade games that are wrongfully eating people’s money, Vallone has also asked that muni meters be turned off at all times that parking is free in addition to the Sunday shutdown.
Guess reading the existing parking signage was just too difficult for some people.
Crime Doesn’t Pay
Ever wonder what would happen if you storm the field of a baseball game after a historic moment? Well, other than your 15 minutes of fame, the results aren’t pretty, as one Long Island man found out.
Rafael Diaz, 33, of Massapequa, was sentenced in Queens Criminal Court after running onto the field to celebrate Johan Santana’s no-hitter in June. He was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service, pay a $1,000 fine and $4,000 in civil penalties to the Mets. In addition, he’s been banned from any Mets facilities indefinitely.
Queens Tribune Editorial Cartoonist Hunt
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