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

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