Brooklyn man pleads guilty to burglarizing Maspeth home

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Felix Perez | Photo: NY State Department of Corrections

A 38-year-old Brooklyn man is facing up to 16 years behind bars after pleading guilty to burglarizing a Maspeth home.

Felix Perez, of Crown Heights faces a lengthy incarceration as a mandatory persistent felon stemming from an August 1 burglary on 66th Street.

According to police, on Monday, August 1, they responded to a 9-1-1 call of a burglary in progress at the 66th Street home, sometime in the afternoon.

When police entered the home, they observed Perez inside the residence. A physical altercation ensued and the defendant was shot in the upper thigh but managed to flee. He was apprehended about a block from the home.

Perez will face sentencing on October 13.

Earlier this year, the NY Post reported that Perez is suing the NYPD over the shooting. 

Car engulfed in flames on LIE service road

Maspeth Car Fire _smallerIf you drove down the Long Island Expressway (LIE) toward Manhattan yesterday afternoon, chances are you saw billowing black smoke emerge from the side.

That’s because a car was set ablaze along the LIE service road yesterday around 1 p.m.

Firefighters responded to the scene and hosed down the car. Witnesses say the driver pulled up on the road after smelling smoke and hearing a “pop.”

He quickly grabbed his child, wallet and laptop and left the car, which was soon engulfed in flames. Witnesses called 911 immediately.

Even after it was hosed down, you could smell the smoke blocks away.

Witnesses said the van in front of the car also suffered damage. Its windows shattered and passersby noticed the broken glass on the floor.

Thankfully, no one was injured, according to witnesses.



Wine Tasting Class @ Peggy Dempsey’s

Picture 3WINE TASTING CLASS @ PEGGY DEMPSEY’S – Monday, September 18th @ 7pm

This 90-minute class will center on wine regions, structure, history of wine-making or vilification, and how to pair wine with foods.

We will be tasting four New World wines…Cheese and tapas are included.

Tickets are $25 – limited seating is available.  Call 718-326-3707 to make your reservation!

Peggy Dempsey’s is located at 64-14 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth


Paint & Sip Class coming to Peggy Dempsey’s!

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Come to Peggy Dempsey’s on Wednesday, September 13th for a Paint & Sip class, starting at 7:30 p.m. We will be painting Aurora Borealus!

Space is limited, so SIGN UP TODAY!

Tickets are $45 and include all materials needed. Food and Drinks are available to purchase on location! Tickets can be purchased here or at the venue.

Peggy Dempsey’s is located at 64-14 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth. Call us at 718-326-3707. Follow us on Facebook.

Home Depot Store Coming To Maspeth

The 7-acre Coca Cola Bottling Plant site located at 59-02 Borden Avenue, just west of Maurice Avenue at the east bound service road of the Long Island Expressway, is to be the new home of a Home Depot Store. The site has plenty of parking and the 200,000 square foot building seems to be a perfect size for the home improvement center. There is no word yet on the timing of the opening but sources say the site was sold for just under 70 million dollar asking price. Back in the 1960s the site was home to the Canada Dry Bottling Company and more recently Coca Cola bottled it’s signature brands including Dasani water at the site.

Coca Cola Bottling is said to be moving its operations upstate while Home Depot’s closest stores are on Woodhaven Blvd. & Metropolitan Avenue in Glendale as well as 48th Street & Northern Blvd. in Woodside.

Borden Avenue site of Coca Cola Bottling Company, just west of Maurice Avenue at the East bound service road of the LIE

Borden Avenue site of Coca Cola Bottling Company, just west of Maurice Avenue at the East bound service road of the LIE