First look at Maspeth’s new Key Food


If you haven’t heard about it yet, Maspeth has a new Key Food! The shop, located at 66-56 Grand Avenue, officially opened today.

At 11,000 square feet, Key Food will have a produce department with fresh and organic options. The deli department features a full line of Boars Head products, as well as prepared foods for customers to choose from. Additionally, they offer catering services. Customers can also enjoy offerings from the meat and seafood departments, as well as specialty items such as fresh sushi.

For added savings, senior citizens can enjoy a 5% discount on Wednesdays, and police officers, firefighters, EMS workers, and veterans receive a 10% discount every day.

For the full story and more photos, check out the next issue of the Queens Ledger!

Co-owner Nick Dola

Co-owner Nick Dola




Why Are Grand Avenue Barriers Gone?

When Angela Hurtado was killed on Grand Avenue off 69 Place four years ago, protective barriers were installed on Grand Avenue to discourage an illegal left turn from 69 Place onto Grand Avenue in front of Dollar Tree store.

For some strange reason they just disappeared this week. Automobiles have not made that left turn since they had been installed.
They should be put back.


UPDATE: 1PM Tuesday, May 29.

DOT says they will have a full update shortly, but we should know that they are working to have them reinstalled.


Maspeth Barriers removed

WB Pizza Restaurant (formerly 3 Sons) is offering 15% OFF on Memorial Day

WB Pizza Restaurant (formerly 3 Sons) is offering patrons 15% OFF this Memorial Day.


WBfacebookcovermemorialdayIf you didn’t know that 3 Sons Pizzeria is now WB Pizza Restaurant, well, know you know.

Tommaso Izzo, who owned 3 Sons for over 40 years, gave his keys and his blessing to two new owners. The two new owners, and brothers, are excited and energized to maintain the same warm atmosphere, hot pizza, and look forward to revamping the restaurant into a Queens destination.

The new owners of 3 Sons are super excited for the chance to serve the Maspeth and surrounding communities,” said Joe, an employee of 3 Sons (now WB Pizza Restaurant) for over 15 years.

“WB Pizza Restaurant would like to thank Maspeth, Middle Village, & all of Queens for Welcoming WB Pizza Restaurant into your Community. We look forward to serving you for the next 30 years,” said the new owners, who are scheduled to sit down with the Queens Ledger Newspaper to tell their full story.

WB Pizza Restaurant is located at 57-27 61st St, Maspeth, NY 11378. Their phone number is (718) 326-9597.

Maspeth Candlelight Vigil Kicks Off Memorial Day Parade Week

The Maspeth Memorial Day Parade takes place this Sunday at 1PM along Grand Avenue. The United Veterans and Fraternal Organizations of Maspeth kicked off Parade Week with a Candle Light Vigil at Maspeth Memorial Square at 8PM Monday night. Maspeth resident Carole Stines ran the program which included The St. Stans Players, Girl Scouts Junior Troop #4732 and Cadettes #4744. Deacon Art Griffin blessed the ceremony and Olivia Hupp was the guest speaker. Maryanna Zero, president of the UVFOM, welcomed the guests and Rosalia Gattuso sang Ave Maria. Candles for World War 1 were carried by by The Ladies Auxiliary Maspeth Unit 783, World War 2 by Women of the Moose Chapter 133 of the Maspeth Moose Lodge. The Korean War was represented by Polish Legion of American Veterans Chapter 4 of the Kowalinski Post – Ladies Auxiliary, Vietnam War by Vietnam Veterans of America Queens Chapter 32  and Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and the American Victims of Terrorism were represented by Cardinal Spellman K of C Ladies Auxiliary.

Here is a slide show of some pictures from the event.


Maspeth kiwanis Club Roasts Rudzewick

This time it’s Barbara, the matriarch of the Rudzwick family, who was the subject of a Kiwanis roast Tuesday night, May 15th at a Maspeth Kiwanis event at Terrace on the Park.
Barbara Rudzewick, president of the Maspeth Kiwanis Club received the yearly roasting at the hands of friends, family and Kiwanians, that the Maspeth Kiwanis Club president gets.
Pictured here with Barbara, left, is Glenn, Michelle, Jim and husband Ken.
“It’s a ‘Cleaning Woman Parody….,” said Ken.

Barbara and Glenn Rudzewick, Michelle Masone, Jim O'Kane and Ken Rudzewick entertained Kiwanians at the Annual Maspeth Kiwanis roast Tuesday

Barbara and Glenn Rudzewick, Michelle Masone, Jim O’Kane and Ken Rudzewick entertained Kiwanians at the Annual Maspeth Kiwanis roast Tuesday