Police looking for man in connection with room for rent scam

A Maspeth man is wanted for questioning in connection with a room for rent scheme targeting Polish speaking individuals.

The suspect, 26-year-old, Karol Krzewski, is listed at approximately 5’10”, weighing 210 pounds. His last known address was 60-11 56th Road.

According to police, he advertises on the Polish website Bazarynka under the name “Karol” or “Filip.”

Anyone with information regarding Krzewski’s whereabouts is urged to contact Det. Filip Glowa, (718) 386-2723 or Detective Buruea Queens North at (718) 520-9200.


Maspeth High School vs. NYPD basketball fundraiser this coming Saturday

All are invited to ‘Hoops For A Cure: The 2nd Annual P.O. Patrick Winberry Memorial Charity Basketball Game’ at Maspeth high school on Saturday, May 20th, from 1PM-4PM.

Come watch the Maspeth High School friends & family team take on the NYPD team in a full-court basketball game.

“We are very excited to play against NYC’s finest. Come support and help raise money for Cancer Research by spectating or by participating. ” said Head Varsity basketball coach, Anastasia Bitis.

Click here to participate and/or join. Suggested donation for attendees is $2. All proceeds benefit Relay For Life, Middle Village.


Celebrate Mom’s Day with free wine and dessert at The Maspeth Pizza House

To celebrate Mother’s Day, The Maspeth Pizza House is offering all Moms a free glass of wine and dessert with her entree on Sunday.

“As it is our first Mother’s Day in Maspeth, we want to honor this special day by treating all of the hard-working moms in the community,” said co-owners Lou Selamaj and Rich Adamiak

The Maspeth Pizza House is located at 55-60 60th Street in Maspeth. It is in the same parking lot as McDonalds. Wood fired pizza, Italian entrees, full bar, large flatscreens. Perfect setting for Mother’s Day? We think so. They deliver & cater: 718.326.1222.

Woman pepper sprayed during attempted robbery


A pair of would-be burglars peppered sprayed a woman and her nephew in Maspeth according to Det. Thomas Bell of the NYPD 104th precinct.

According to Bell, two Hispanic males attempted to steal a woman’s purse in the area of 51st Road. When the woman’s nephew came to her aid, both victims were pepper sprayed. The assailants did not manage to steal the woman’s purse. The suspects fled in an unknown direction.

Pols, Maspeth Federal host recycling day

Photo courtesy Twitter/@MaspethFederal

Photo courtesy Twitter/@MaspethFederal

Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and Assemblyman Brian Barnwell joined Maspeth Federal Savings Bank for its Recycling Day over the weekend.

Despite the rain, more than a hundred residents came out to the event. According to Maspeth Federal, 150 barrels of paper were shredded, 12 pallets of e-waste were hauled off and even eight animals were adopted from the Animal Care Center of New York.

The 108th Precinct provided VIN-etching to help residents protect their cars from break-ins.

“Despite the rain, we never slowed down,” said Jill Nicolois, public relations manager for Maspeth Federal.

“It shows our community is environmentally-conscious, and I’m proud to provide an outlet to further that,” Crowley said. “Recycling will keep our environment safe and sustainable for generations to come.”

St. Stan’s Hall of Fame Induction Event a Success

2017 St. Stans Hall of Fame group pic

Pictured here from left to right: Uncle Jimmy, Rosie Molina, Margaret Byrnes, Murray Molina, Thomas Rudzewick, Debra Study, Dr. Reuben with his wife, Kim Borenstein, Martin Kaiser.

On Saturday, April 29th 2017, ten people were put into the St. Stanislaus Hall of Fame.

The new members include people from all ends of the parish spectrum, including the family doctor who, by all accounts, takes care of a good percentage of the parishioners. Dr. Stephen Reuben has his family practice office is just steps away from the church on Maspeth Avenue.

Kim Borenstein, a long time teacher, Rosie and Murray Molina – from Sports and Mothers Club and Debra Study from the choir were also inducted.

Martin Kaiser, an usher at the church as well as Margaret Byrnes and James Desio (Uncle Jimmy), who both attended St. Stans in the 1930s were honored into the Hall.

Tom, Ken, Barbara at Hall

Tom Rudzewick with dad Ken and mom Barbara.

Fr. Vitas celebrting with some of the crowd of 200

Pictured here is Fr. Vytautas

Rounding out the class of 2017 is Thomas Rudzewick, a graduate of St. Stanislaus school who is the president- CEO of Maspeth Federal Savings along with Fr. Vytautas Volertas, a priest from Transfiguration Church.

Nearly 200 people attended the event in the school hall. The event raises money for the continuation of top-notch education at St. Stanislaus School. Nearly $25,000 was raised towards scholarships and summer enrichment programs at the school.

Maspeth Federal Savings Bank to sponsor Heroes Youth Basketball League

The Heroes Youth Basketball League has been serving local kids & families every spring / summer since 1990, and Maspeth Federal Savings Bank wants to help support the Heroes community; where local teams, kids, families, and businesses connect in fun, family-like atmosphere.

Heroes participants range from ages 8-17. Games are on weeknights at Crowley, Juniper, and Frontera parks during the months of May, June, and early July. Heroes game results & high scorers are published in the Queens Ledger Newspaper each week.

James Cooke, McClancy High School

Each week, Heroes will be naming a “Hero of the Week” for each age division (17u, 14u, 12u). This player of the week will be awarded a MFS “swag bag” which contains cool items. Their picture will also be posted on the league’s Instagram.

Maspeth Federal employees are proud members of numerous community-service and charitable organizations, such as The Maspeth Chamber of Commerce, The Veterans Memorial Day Parade, The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Middle Village, and more…  All helping to make our neighborhoods better for our children, families and neighbors.

Maspeth Federal is the bank that “Treats you like Family”, and “we do this because we live in the communities we serve – we are your neighbors, associates, customers and friends. We believe that by giving back we’re helping our communities remain healthy and strong,” said Bank President & CEO, Tom Rudzewick.


Heroes League Administrators: Walter Sanchez, Walter Powles, Ray Schick

Maspeth Federal’s main office is located at 56-18 69th Street in Maspeth, and their phone number is (718) 335-1300. MFS also has branches in Ridgewood, Forest Hills, Rego Park, Fresh Meadows, and New Hyde Park.