Maspeth kids assaulted, robbed of their bikes


Last evening, two Maspeth kids were robbed of their bicycles and were allegedly assaulted inside the school yard of PS 58 The School of Heroes.

According to a Maspeth resident, who wishes to remain unidentified due to fear of retaliation, her son and his friends were riding their bikes on school property when the incident occurred.

A man inside a Lexus got out of his car and began chatting with the Maspeth kids. According to the source, two other men entered the yard on each side, and threw her son off his bike. Her son suffered cuts on his hands and knees.

The alleged perps then took the bike, and threatened her son’s friend to get off because they “have something in my pocket,” alluding to a weapon.

The two men left on the bikes, while the first suspect drove off in his car.

According to the source, police went to the school this morning to view surveillance footage.

A photo of her son’s bike can be seen above.

O’Neills Looks To Expand for 2nd floor catering

The historic Maspeth restaurant, O’Neills, located on 65th Place at 53rd Drive is planning to add a 140 seat catering room on a newly designed second floor.

O'Neills in Maspeth plans a second floor expansion.

O’Neills in Maspeth plans a second floor expansion.


They will present a plan, which asks for a change in zoning, to the community board Wednesday, April 11th at 7:30 PM. The Community Board meeting is to be held in the cafeteria at Christ the King in Middle Village.
The meeting is open to the public. If approved, the catering hall could be completed by Fall of 2020.
One of the more complicated elements of the project is that since the restaurant and some of the adjacent buildings were built and used as commercial establishments even before zoning was commenced in the early 1960’s, the zone needs to be updated to reflect the use there now.

Maspeth Chamber of Commerce meeting 12pm today @ Connolly’s Corner

The entire business community of Maspeth is invited to the Maspeth Chamber of Commerce’s monthly meeting today (Tuesday) 12pm at Connolly’s Corner.

The Maspeth Chamber of Commerce is an organization to foster, promote and improve business in the Maspeth Community

Led by Chamber President, and Maspeth Federal Senior Vice President & COO, David Daraio, the Chamber has implemented many programs over the years including:

-Holiday Street Lighting
-Seasonal Banner Program
-Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
-Support of Anti-Graffiti Programs
-Erected a “Welcome to Maspeth” Sign
-Participation in the NYC Green Streets Program
-Benefactor Sponsor of the Maspeth Memorial Day Parade
-Placed Decorative Trash Receptacles along Grand Avenue
-Planted and Maintained the Spruce Tree at Maspeth Memorial Park
-Founder and Co-Sponsor of the Grand Avenue Street Festival held every June
-Installed Antique Street Lights in Coordination with Assemblywoman Margaret Markey
-Installed Light Pole Planter Baskets also in Coordination with Assemblywoman Margaret Markey

Throughout the years, the Chamber has joined forces with many community organizations to fight against issues that would adversely effect our community and our business district. In recent years, many thousands of dollars have been spent to enhance our small-town appearance.

Tel: (718) 779-1111