Petro Home Services Supports Small Business Event

Last week local businesses including Maspeth’s own Petro Home Services attended a networking event held by BQE Media and the Queens Chamber of Commerce. The event took place at St. John’s University’s Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall with over 100 business and community leaders there. The attendees would later move to Carnesecca Arena to watch the St. John’s Red Storm’s final home game against Xavier.   … Continue reading Petro Home Services Supports Small Business Event

Northern Queens Precincts to host Prom Dress Drive

High school students are getting help from local law enforcement to look their best on prom night this coming Spring. Eight NYPD precincts in Patrol Borough Queens North are accepting gently used formal dresses, suits, belts, and shoes to be donated to students in need. The prom dress drive was established by Assistant Chief Martin Morales is also running a similar event for students in NYPD Queens … Continue reading Northern Queens Precincts to host Prom Dress Drive

Photo Reveals Decades-Long Principe / Maurice Park Flooding Answer

Anyone who has played ball in the soft fields of Maurice Park (now Principe Park) since the early 1960s, knows that after it rained, the western part of the ballfileds were under water, sometimes as deep as three feet. This year, following another multimillion dollar renovation of the fields, there was still flooding in the southwest corner of the park. Water would protrude 30 feet, as … Continue reading Photo Reveals Decades-Long Principe / Maurice Park Flooding Answer

Friends of Maspeth Library Ramp Up For Meeting Tonight

Crystal Wolfe has been a familiar face around here, especially at Community Board #5 meetings over the past two years. Her work in trying to feed the homeless turned into a passion and a book. The Maspeth resident is rallying support for the Maspeth Library, in particular, invigorating the Friends of The Maspeth Library Group. The meeting tonight, Monday, January 14, from 6:30 until 8 … Continue reading Friends of Maspeth Library Ramp Up For Meeting Tonight

DOT Takes Away Parking Spots, but PO Trucks OK With It

The DOT recently took 2 parking spots on 69 St. at 55th Avenue away for what is called ‘daylighting.” Essentially it’s taking parking away from corners so that drivers coming out of side streets have a better view of approaching traffic, thus avoiding a collision.   Makes sense. It is quite difficult to inch out into traffic on 69 St. because it’s so difficult to … Continue reading DOT Takes Away Parking Spots, but PO Trucks OK With It

5 Money Saving Home Heating Tips from Petro

Winter is upon us! That means lower temperatures and higher heating bills. Take the initiative to save money this year with these five tips from Rob DiBona of Petro Home Services. 1. Set your ceiling fan to spin clockwise to blow hot air down. 2. Lower the temperature when you leave the house. People who lower their thermostat between 7 to 10 degrees for eight hours a … Continue reading 5 Money Saving Home Heating Tips from Petro

Support the Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens this Christmas

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens currently sponsor over 160 programs and services for children and youth, adults and seniors, those who are struggling with mentally illness and the isolated.  This Holiday season, help your neighbors by giving generously to Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens through the special collection at your parish on Christmas Day, or go to www.ccbq.org to donate online. Your gift provides help and hope to thousands of your neighbors … Continue reading Support the Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens this Christmas

Maspeth Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast A Hit

The Maspeth Kiwanis Club is responsible for bringing us events in Maspeth throughout the year. Their members are business and civic leaders helping bring residents programs and events like The Memorial Day Parade, The Grand Avenue Street Festival, Holiday Lighting, Shine on Maspeth Day and The Halloween Parade. They are also responsible for Law Day at IS 73, and have given Maspeth children tens of … Continue reading Maspeth Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast A Hit

Tuesday Ballot Proposals Are a Mix

Ugh! What’s on those ballot proposals? Our Maspeth neighborhood has been struggling with the notion of mayoral control and civic engagement for decades. After witnessing how this mayor looks to impose his will without taking into consideration sensible solutions by community members it’s difficult to support any of his ballot proposals, especially those which give him more power. Maspeth civic and community board leaders worked … Continue reading Tuesday Ballot Proposals Are a Mix