Yorker's Driver Manual
to Drive in New York Like New Yorkers Do” is a rather witty article
on the internet that gives driving tips to visitors to the eat-’em-alive
first tip: “If you don’t really have to drive in New York,
don’t. Get the professionals to do it for you—a cab, a car
service—or at the very least, a friend or relative who is local.”
to Tubilleja, New York drivers cutting people off is not a sign of
rudeness. “If somebody cuts in front of you, don’t take it
personally. That driver is just going for a ‘premium’ road space
that is there for the taking (since you don’t seem to need it
anyway). If you really wanted that space, there wouldn’t be any
there right now,” he says is the New York mentality.
most Manhattan NYC guides and articles, Tubilleja extends his tips to
Queens as illustrated with the following web exerpt: "Addresses
are even easier to find in the outer boroughs. The address 101-78
260th Street is near 101st Ave. on 260th Street. The first number
refers to the nearest cross street or avenue. The same holds true, for
instance, to the address 85-40 Hillside Ave. which is located near
85th Street on Hillside Avenue."
his witticisms about New York and its locals, Tubilleja does give some
important advice on the difference between driving in New York and
driving elsewhere, including attitude and laws.
article can be found at www.geocities.com/SoHo/5342/nydrive.htm
Queens native rapper Ja Rule was part of the entourage of
celebs who recently visited Germany to entertain U.S. troops
supporting the war-effort in Afghanistan.
along with bombshell actress/singer Jennifer Lopez and
rap/metal maven Kid Rock performed for the troops in a
two-and-a-half hour concert to help boost morale.
Rule’s performance went off without a hitch, Rock’s set was marred
by the disappearance of his custom Gibson guitar with a special Stars
n’ Stripes design.
rocker/rapper reported the guitar was most likely stolen. And he is
asking anyone with information leading to the return of the axe to
call Atlantic Records at 212-707-2051.
from Jamaica’s Gateway High School health sciences department will
work with the State Department of Health, Assemblyman William
Scarborough’s Task Force and the Brinkerhoff Action Association
to conduct a follow-up to the State DOH’s cancer surveillance
tell QConf that seniors, will perform the door-to-door leg work
of seeing how many neighborhoods and individuals were affected by a
closed and toxically contaminated well in Jamaica.
may wonder which is safer, high school kids going dood-to-door, or
drinking the Jamaica well water?
Light, Green Light, 1, 2, 3!
an old list but worth knowing. We haven't added any in a number of
years. They give you no points on your license but subject you to a
$50 fine and take cute little pictures of your vehicle. We, of course,
are referring to those sneaky Orwellian red light spy cameras located
throughout the City. Here’s
our current list of the spots where Big Brother is watching in Queens:
Blvd. and 58th St. All directions
Queens Blvd. and Ascan Ave. All directions
Northern Blvd. and Douglaston Pkwy. westbound
Rockaway Pkwy. and Brookville Blvd. westbound
So. Conduit and 89th St. eastbound
Astoria Blvd. and Steinway St. eastbound
If you know of others please email us.
Fun: Plastic Surgery?
about joint ventures.
are so many things couples can do to get a sense of togetherness: play
tennis, see a show, have plastic surgery. Wait a second.
to Dr. Robert Kraft, billed as a "prominent NY plastic and
reconstructive surgeon," team cosmetic surgery is "the
vacation that lasts 15 years." "Most important,
however," Kraft noted, "is the ‘lift’ or sense of
renewal joint cosmetic surgery can provide in a relationship."
what’s hot for couples in their 30’s, 40’s 50’s and beyond?
the 30’s, both male and female partner’s: eyelid and eye area
surgeries and liposuction. Those in their 40’s go a bit farther and
may opt for a full facelift. For couples aged 50 and beyond, combo
procedures like a facelift and laser skin resurfacing are hot.
can hear the bedtime banter now, "Honey, do you think we should
go to Australia next year or have dual tummy tucks?"
a bit of trivia to try out on friends and family members. Who knows,
it may show up on the "Millionaire" show someday.
you know who was the first president to be embalmed? (Do you care?)
it was none other than Abraham Lincoln, according to the NYS Funeral
Directors Association. The embalming process had been developed during
the Civil War to preserve the bodies of officers killed in battle so
they could be returned for burial. It was a good thing for Lincoln’s
body as the President was honored with 12 separate funerals over a
20-day period traveling over 1,700 miles.
to impress them with another one?
President left instructions that his body not be buried for at least
three days after his death for fear of being interred alive?
it was none other than the father of our country, George Washington,
who exhibited a common fear of the time. Because the embalming process
was not around at Washington’s 1799 death, his body was preserved
for funeral rituals by placing it in Mount Vernon’s frigid drawing
don’t you know a little bit more than you wanted to about the two
American heroes whose births we just celebrated?