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Vincent Piazza dishes on going from Queens to the ‘Boardwalk’
Vincent Piazza dishes on going from Queens to the ‘Boardwalk’
Entertainment Billy Rennison 9/14/2012 at 3:43PM

Gangster lore permeates the streets of Queens: the land on which Juniper Valley Park in Queens now stands was seized from alleged World Series-fixer Arnold Rothstein’s estate over back taxes; “Goodfellas” was based on characters and events from Ozone Park; and dozens of gangsters’ graves pepper the city’s cemeteries — including Charles “Lucky” Luciano. Mere [...]

Weekend events in Queens
Weekend events in Queens
Entertainment Queens Courier Staff 8/17/2012 at 4:40PM

Friday, August 17 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Both children and adults are invited to a fundraising event at the Forest Park Carousel to raise money for programs and services for those who have Alzheimer’s. 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., “Taxi Driver” at the Museum of the Moving Image: Martin Scorsese’s dark, dyspeptic view of New York, made [...]

Henry Hill, immortalized in ‘Goodfellas,’ dies at 69
News Billy Rennison 6/13/2012 at 9:48AM

Former mob informant Henry Hill — immortalized on the big screen in “Goodfellas” — passed away last night at 69. TMZ first reported the death. Hill’s girlfriend, Lisa Caserta told the New York Post that Hill suffered a heart attack in May. “He went into the hospital and it was really touch-and-go for a long [...]