Grand Avenue Key Food Said to Be Taking Over Duane Reade Site

Screen Shot 2017-03-02 at 11.17.58 AMThe management at the Key Food at 66-17 Grand Avenue has said that it is in negotiations to take over the site of Duane Reade at 66-56, just up the block from its current location.

Maspeth residents remembered that site as housing the A&P and Ben Franklin for decades back in the 60s and 70s.

The site has plenty of parking and would provide easier access for trucks to make deliveries and for customers to park.

Lifetime Maspeth residents open The Maspeth Pizza House

Maspeth residents, Lou Selamaj and Rich Adamiak are staying true to their roots.

The duo recently opened The Maspeth Pizza House at 55-60 60th Street (near the McDonalds on Maurice Avenue).


Lou and Rich renovated their pizzeria / Italian restaurant / full bar with new, modern fixtures, including brand new seating, bar, televisions, kitchen and a brick oven pizza stove. It shares a parking lot with the McDonalds, so there is ample parking available.

Happy hour at the MPH is from 4pm – 7pm, Monday through Friday, and features 1/2 price on drinks, beer, appetizers and 10″ pizza.

The full menu includes:

16864778_936230529846895_7153384423804922611_nAppetizers available are: buffalo wings, fried calamari, meatball sliders, chicken parm sliders, mozeralla sticks, chicken fingers, jalapeno poppers, zucchini sticks, fresh mozzarella, and tomato and shrimp cocktail.

Pasta dishes available are: baked ziti, baked lasagna, baked manicotti, baked shells, linguini with white or red clam sauce, penne w/ brocolli rabe, chicken tre scallini, and six cheese tortellini. You can also make your own pasta by choosing your favorite type of pasta and the sauce you want.

Specialty wood fired pizzas available are: margherita, white, chicken bacon ranch, meat lover’s, hawaiian, buffalo, chicken caesar, 16115043_914398185363463_5198913644492280919_nveggie, and proscuitto.

Sandwiches available are: Grilled chicken, chicken parmigiana, eggplant parmigiana, meatball parmigiana, sausage and peppers, philly steak, chicken caesar wrap, california chicken, veggie wrap, greek wrap, and steak italiana.

Entrees available are: eggplant parmigiana, chicken parmigiana, chicken marsala, chicken francese, veal parmigiana, veal marsala, veal francese, salmon oreganata, 16105976_914398188696796_1666986723480912242_nflounder oreganata, shrimp scampi, and shrimp parmigiana.

Desserts available are: Italian & traditional cheese cakes, chocolate layer cake, carrot cake, tiramisu, and tartufo.

The Maspeth Pizza House has a huge selection of beers  and alcoholic drinks.

“Tried the chicken parm hero and margarita pizza both were delicious!  The bartender Evan made a great cosmo and mixed drink,” said Lisa from Maspeth.

“The pizza is so worth the 30 minute drive from Long Island! The staff is so friendly. The bartender is on point with the drinks and I look forward to walking in and seeing one of the owners personally greet their customers!” said Emily who traveled from Long Island.

Lou and Rich have plans to open up a large dining room right next door. The Maspeth Pizza House will then be able to host large parties.

They do cater, and if customer reviews are any indication of how good their food is, then they seem like an excellent choice for catered food.

The MPH delivers. Their phone number is 718.326.1222 and their email is

RSVP to the 5th annual MIBA Luncheon

Stacey Hodge

Stacey Hodge

The Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA) is hosting its 5th annual MIBA Luncheon on Thursday, March 2nd at noon.

The luncheon will be hosted at O’Neill’s, located at 64-21 53rd Drive.

It’s free for MIBA members and $50 for non-members at the door.

You can become a member by visiting its website at

The guest speaker at the luncheon will be Stacey Hodge from the Office of Freight Mobility, housed within the NYC Department of Transportation.

She will be discussing “Advanced Freight Mobility in Maspeth and the surrounding neighborhoods.”

To RSVP, contact Jean Tanler at or 718-205-3773.


Banking safety tips from Maspeth Federal Savings Bank

The leadership, innovation, and strong community ties of Maspeth Federal Savings Bank make it a top bank in Queens.

What’s unique about banking at Maspeth Federal, is that your deposits are invested back into your community through loans to your neighbors, friends and local businesses.

Their employees are proud members of numerous community-service and charitable organizations.  All helping to make our neighborhoods better for our children, families and neighbors.

Maspeth Federal is a neighborhood bank that “Treats you like Family”, and their experts have provided consumer banking safety tips below: ConsumerFinancialSafetyTips_Queens Ledger9.75x13

Maspeth man pleads guilty to 2016 burglaries


A 54-year-old Maspeth man is facing nine years in prison after pleading guilty to burglary charges in connection with a series of residential break-ins.

According to Queens Country District Attorney Richard Brown, Juan Cuervo of 56th Street, is accused of burglarizing nine different homes in a number of Queens neighborhoods, including Elmhurst and Flushing.

“In pleading guilty, the defendant has admitted to brazenly breaking into several homes across a wide swath in Queens County,” Brown said in a statement. “The defendant not only invaded the victim’s personal and private spaces, but he ransacked their homes and stole their possessions. The defendant will be incarcerated for his actions.”

Martin Luther School’s Girls Varsity Basketball Team advances to PSAA championship

16681841_600424933495327_5861412206434162201_nLast night, the MLS Girls Varsity Cougar squad defeated Avenues 39-27 in an exciting PSAA Western division playoff game.

“We have great chemistry, and great leadership,” said veteran head coach Ann Boyle. Boyle and assistant coach Tara Ciccione have been encouraging and inspiring the Lady Cougars all year, and their efforts have led to an undefeated division record.

The ladies head to Portledge, Long Island, for the finals tomorrow night.