Temporary barrier on Metro causes traffic concerns

On Metropolitan Avenue in front of the Metro Mall, fences and a barrier erected onto the sidewalk and part of the road has created a potential problem for motorists. At last week’s Community Board 5 meeting, board members brought up a complaint that the temporary barriers are blocking too many lanes along the thoroughfare. The Rentar Plaza site is notably where Amazon will take up … Continue reading Temporary barrier on Metro causes traffic concerns

Activists protest landlord eviction in Maspeth

Earlier this week, activists took to the street in Maspeth to protest a reported eviction, despite the ongoing eviction moratorium in New York. According to reports, the group of demonstrators protested a landlord on 65th Place who allegedly booted a tenant from her basement apartment. The eviction left the woman homeless, reports say. The protesters vowed to continue pressuring the landlord until they let the … Continue reading Activists protest landlord eviction in Maspeth

Crafty Maspeth Man Lights Up Empty Bottles of Booze with His Bright Ideas

BY MATT CAPUTO  Jeff Madlinger, a Maspeth resident, has trouble parting with a bottle of booze even after the last drop. “Some of the bottles are so good looking that you hate to throw them away and I would always try to find something to use it for,” said Madlinger. “So, about eight years ago I started turning them into lamps and people really liked … Continue reading Crafty Maspeth Man Lights Up Empty Bottles of Booze with His Bright Ideas

Three charged for stealing tires, rims from cars in Queens

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that three people were charged with grand larceny and other crimes for allegedly swiping tires and rims from cars parked all over the borough. Jonathan Pacheco, Fabian Rodriguez and Jacob Martinez were all arrested for the alleged crimes, which took place between November 2019 and May 2020. According to the charges, Pacheco was seen on video surveillance removing he … Continue reading Three charged for stealing tires, rims from cars in Queens

Holden announces he’s running for re-election

Councilman Robert Holden wants a shot at four more years in office. Holden announced that he’s running for re-election in 2021, hoping for a chance to represent District 30 (Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale, Ridgewood) again in the City Council. In a video announcement released Tuesday, Holden said the city has lost its way, and many elected officials have abandoned the policies that kept the streets … Continue reading Holden announces he’s running for re-election

CEC 24’s Lucy Accardo steps down

Lucy Accardo, a longtime member of Community Education Council (CEC) District 24 and an outspoken parent leader, has stepped down from her position after eight years of service. Accardo, a former CEC 24 president, was honored at her last monthly meeting, which was conducted over Zoom due to the pandemic.. Councilman Robert Holden, who is seen in the photo above being honored by CEC 24 … Continue reading CEC 24’s Lucy Accardo steps down

Stop & Shop opens second pickup location in Queens

Stop & Shop has launched another pickup location in Queens, this one at 89-89 Union Turnpike in Glendale. This site joins the Maspeth location, at 74-17 Grand Avenue, where shoppers can place an order ahead of time and a Stop & Shop associate will load groceries right into their cars on site. Shoppers can place an order on the website or on the Stop & … Continue reading Stop & Shop opens second pickup location in Queens

Maspeth Library has opened with to-go service

Since November 30, Maspeth Library has reopened with limited “to-go” service six days a week, Queens Public Library announced. Throughout the borough, 35 branches are now open to the public for pickups in a designated area of the building. Each branch will also accept returns at their exterior return machines. Materials can be requested online, through the QPL app or by phone. All staff and … Continue reading Maspeth Library has opened with to-go service

Sinkhole swallows up car in Maspeth

A sinkhole opened up on 70th Street near 52nd Avenue in Maspeth on Thanksgiving, nearly swallowing up a parked car on the block. According to reports, city officials are investigating how the road fell apart, including the possibility of nearby tunneling. The orange car was eventually removed from the sinkhole, reports indicated. The mishap may be tied to the ongoing sewer construction happening in the … Continue reading Sinkhole swallows up car in Maspeth

Supplies & Services Offering Bactakleen Antibacterial Science in Queens Amid COVID-19

BY JOE JACKSON With a potential second lockdown looming, citizens and Queens-based businesses are turning to Bactakleen science to protect their private residences and establishments. “I was getting constant inquiries about disinfecting and protecting homes and offices,” said Supplies & Services owner, Mike Filacouris. “I did my research and partnered with Bactakleen to provide a safe and non-invasive service to the community.” Bactakleen is now … Continue reading Supplies & Services Offering Bactakleen Antibacterial Science in Queens Amid COVID-19