Maspeth Federal sponsors Heroes Youth Basketball 2019

The Heroes¬†Basketball League has been serving kids in Maspeth, Middle Village, Elmhurst, and neighboring Queens neighborhoods every spring since 1990. The league consists of 30 teams, ages 7-17, and games are played on weekdays at Frontera and Crowley Parks. This year, the league consisted of teams from Martin Luther School, Maspeth High School, McClancy High School, Metro High School, Grover Cleveland High School, Francis Lewis … Continue reading Maspeth Federal sponsors Heroes Youth Basketball 2019

Citi Bike is coming to Maspeth

Over the next five years,¬†Queens residents will see more Citi Bikes on the street. The de Blasio administration and Lyft announced on July 16 that Citi Bike will expand its boundaries further into the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. Sunnyside, Maspeth, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Corona will be part of the expansion through 2023. This third phase of Citi Bike’s NYC expansion represents a $100 … Continue reading Citi Bike is coming to Maspeth

No More Foam Cups for NYC: Sanitation

Starting this week, July 1, 2019, New York City establishments found in violation of the NYC Foam Ban will receive fines. NYC stores, food service establishments, and mobile food commissaries may no longer offer, sell or possess single-use foam food containers such as foam takeout clamshells, cups, plates, bowls, trays, and coolers. Also, manufacturers, distributors, and stores may no longer sell or offer for sale … Continue reading No More Foam Cups for NYC: Sanitation

Maspeth dwelling ordered partial vacate for illegal apartment

A Department of Housing and Preservation Development order was slapped on a dwelling in Maspeth for an illegal basement apartment. Neighbors wondered whether this meant the city was serious about doing something to homeowners who put a dwelling in their basement. Something many seem to have been doing for decades might finally be coming to a head. The order, dated June 17th says they had … Continue reading Maspeth dwelling ordered partial vacate for illegal apartment

The Maspeth Pizza House reopens with 144 sqft. TV

“The Maspeth Pizza House is back and better than ever,” said Lou Selamaj, owner of the Maspeth Pizza House, located at 59-60 55th Road in Maspeth. Selamaj, a retired NYPD Sergeant with strong roots in Maspeth and Ridgewood is going ‘all-in’ on the bar and grill that opened in 2017 and developed a nice local following before going on hiatus for renovations. Selamaj renovated the … Continue reading The Maspeth Pizza House reopens with 144 sqft. TV

Heroes Basketball League in Postseason

On Friday, action in the Boys 17s was hot, as Helms Brothers and Metro High School advanced….. The Jokers, coached by Phil Favata outlasted The Cathedral Crusaders in a see-saw game that saw The Jokers pull away. The Crusaders had a 6-point lead at half-time, but the Jokers had the rebounding power to make it to the semi-finals, to be played Monday.   <?php echo … Continue reading Heroes Basketball League in Postseason

A special graduation at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy

Imagine graduating from a school that more than a dozen of your family members previously attended. For Alex Mansueto, he doesn’t have to imagine it. Mansueto graduated from St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy this month as a member of the Class of 2019. But as it turns out, he is the last in a line of 13 family members who also received a diploma from … Continue reading A special graduation at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy

Participate in Relay For Life MV this weekend!

The annual Relay For Life of Middle Village is taking place this Saturday and Sunday. Maspeth native and lifelong resident, Leslie Orlovsky, first organized the inaugural event at Juniper Valley Park with local leaders back in 2003. While the event started out as a small event in the pouring rain, the event has grown larger every year since. Last year’s event drew dozens of survivors, … Continue reading Participate in Relay For Life MV this weekend!

PS 58 to open new playground on 9/11

PS 58 is renovating its school playground, thanks to funding from local politicians and the Trust for Public Land. The community playground will have features like a running track and turf field, basketball hoop, volleyball court, ping pong tables, play equipment and more. According to Principal Adeline Tripoli, the grand opening will be fittingly on September 11, as the school is named the “School of … Continue reading PS 58 to open new playground on 9/11