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

Grand Ave to LIE from 80 St to 85 St Without Power Tonight

There are powers outage impacting approximately 901 customers in the Maspeth tonight. It’s apparently happening in areas that are serviced by overhead lines. Con Edison Emergency crews are en-route to investigate now.  The boundaries within the outage area:  North – Grand Ave to The LIE, between 80th & 85 Street  Con Ed says there are no critical care facilities or Life Support Equipment (LSE) customers … Continue reading Grand Ave to LIE from 80 St to 85 St Without Power Tonight

Parks Department ‘Miscalculation’ makes Principe Park (formerly Maurice Park) Flooding a Reality Again

According to a statement by Steven Fiedler, chairman of the community board’s parks committee, at last week’s community board meeting, the Parks Department engineers ‘miscalculated’ the amount of rain that would flood the western end of the ball fields at the brand new $7 million baseball and soccer field renovations at the Maspeth park. We were told (off the record) that they might look to … Continue reading Parks Department ‘Miscalculation’ makes Principe Park (formerly Maurice Park) Flooding a Reality Again

Martin Luther School Open House 2018

The Martin Luther School is having its annual open house on October 13th from 11AM – 3PM at 60-02 Maspeth Avenue. Martin Luther was recently recognized as a “Top Queens High School” by the Queens Ledger Newspaper because of their college preparation programs, STEM program, and value. See full article here. For more information contact Amanda Slinger, Director of Admissions at 718-894-4000 or at admissions@martinluthernyc.org. Please … Continue reading Martin Luther School Open House 2018

Force “FitKidz” exercise programs now in Queens

Force FitKidz, a program in Ridgewood, creates an environment where kids can be active, foster athletic and mental skills, and have fun. The program, held at Force Fitness Gym at 63-03 Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood entails various kid-safe activities that not only strengthen both body and mind but also and enables kids to build teamwork skills. “The ultimate goal for this program is to affect … Continue reading Force “FitKidz” exercise programs now in Queens

Manifest Filming in Maspeth Thursday. Parking limited on 54 St.

The hit TV show Manifest will be filming Thursday, October 11th inside and outside of 52-19 Flushing Avenue in Maspeth. The scenes include 15 members of a Tactical Unit with assault rifles will barge into the warehouse from 9AM-1PM: Later actors barge into Empty Warehouse and clear the area. Stunt fighting and shootout with Assault Rifles in Basement. 1PM-10PM: Explosion Aftermath scenes in Basement with … Continue reading Manifest Filming in Maspeth Thursday. Parking limited on 54 St.

Maspeth’s Shea Duffy To Shave His Head Sunday @ 4PM

He raised more than $40,000 for Memorial Sloan Kettering Today, Sunday September 30th at 4pm at Sidetracks, 45-08 Queens Blvd Sunnyside, Duffy, a student at St. Adalbert’s school and resident of Maspeth, will shave his head to mark the success of his fundraising efforts by quadrupling his goal of $10,000 and reaching beyond an impressive $40,000. Young Shea wanted to help raise funds for Memorial … Continue reading Maspeth’s Shea Duffy To Shave His Head Sunday @ 4PM

Pro Trump Rally Planned For Maspeth Square Saturday

A group of political supporters of the president, called “America First In Queens,” have obtained a sound permit from the 104th Precinct to hold a rally from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. in Maspeth Memorial Square at the corner of 69th Street at Grand Avenue. Claiming they were inspired by President Trump and the ‘Maspeth Is America’ mural on the square, “What better place is there … Continue reading Pro Trump Rally Planned For Maspeth Square Saturday

Barbershop opens in former Metro PCS store

Metro PCS, located at 66-10 Grand Avenue in Maspeth, went out of business last month, and a barbershop has just opened in its place. Usimon Karimov is the proud first time business owner of the Grand Barbershop. It’s run by Doniyor Habibov, who has been a Barber for 7 years, and said it is “a dream come true to start this business.” Sometimes when one … Continue reading Barbershop opens in former Metro PCS store