Author Archives: Terence M. Cullen

Weprin vies to become next Council speaker


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It’s off to the races for six legislators looking to become the next City Council speaker. Councilmembers Melissa Mark-Viverito, Inez Dickens, Dan Garodnick, James Vacca, Anabel Palma and Mark Weprin are vying to replace incumbent-Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who is term-limited. Quinn was voted to lead the Council, the city’s de facto second most powerful […]

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The 7 Line brand becomes part of Mets culture


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THE COURIER/Photos by Terence M. Cullen

In the bar where Darren Meenan once sold t-shirts, he now holds court. People shake his hand and wish him well. Only about four years ago Meenan, a Queens native, founded The 7 Line clothing company. Now he and his brand have become fixtures in Mets culture. It’s hooked a younger generation, he said, that […]

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Baseball meets art at All-Star FanFest


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THE COURIER/Photos by Terence Cullen

It was a bright day at Citi Field, Mr. Met on the JumboTron and traffic on all surrounding parkways was bumper-to-bumper. Then the sky fell dark as artist Charles Fazzone took a paintbrush to the heavens and made it a midnight blue. A group of people gathered around his work station and marveled as Fazzone […]

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Helen Marshall: Looking back on three terms as borough president


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Photos courtesy of Dominick Totino Photography

Borough President Helen Marshall has always seen herself as a public servant. Her chief of staff, Alexandra Rosa, said her boss has worked for every person she represents. “She never forgets where she came from and the fact that it’s about people,” Rosa said. “Always about people.” Marshall, the first African-American Queens Borough President, will […]

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The Avett Brothers’ Joe Kwon talks love of music, food


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Photo by Mike Valente

As he inspected a near-empty charcuterie plate, cellist Joe Kwon exhaled and said how much he enjoys the dish: toasted bread, Toscano salami, head cheese, chicken liver pate, mustard and red wine-glazed onions. “I’d eat that every day if my doctor would let me,” he quipped. While his livelihood is playing the cello for the […]

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Annual Lindenwood car wash raises $3K for New York Families for Autistic Children


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New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC) raised more than $3,000 from its seventh annual car wash, which took place in Lindenwood on Sunday, June 23. Organizers held the wash in conjunction with a car show by the Bow Wow Boys Car Club. The money will go toward rebuilding the NYFAC facility, which opened in […]

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