Victor Mimoni
Victor G. Mimoni is a life-long New York City resident, born and raised in Queens. After attending both public and parochial elementary schools in Little Neck and Douglaston, he graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1965.
Accepted to the Electrical Engineering program at the City College of New York, he soon found himself a Political Science major, on the staff and later the editor-in-chief of Main Events the college's evening session newspaper. During his tenure in the late 1960s, he covered topics ranging from cafeteria food to violent campus demonstrations at both City College and Columbia University. In addition to working at the family business, being a "butcher boy" in a meat market, driving a taxi, waiting tables and tending bar, he would "shape up" for Mailer's Union jobs at The New York Daily News. Due to an illness in the family, he abandoned school and plans to be a cub reporter for the now-defunct Yonkers Herald-Statesman, to operate a small mold making and plastics factory in Corona, Queens for 40 years. He became active in civic affairs, becoming Director of Public Affairs for the country's largest Memorial Day parade (Little Neck-Douglaston) and a member of Community Board 11 in Queens, where he served as vice-chair. After closing his business, he spent four years as a contributor and reporter at The Queens Courier, a weekly newspaper, writing about and photographing local news, crime and politics, doing restaurant reviews, compiling events listings, and other features. He currently lives in Douglaston, serving as chair of CB11's Parks Committee and a freelance writer and photographer.
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