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

No Curbside Parking – 70 St Wednesday & Thursday

No Curbside Parking, Driveway and Roadway Lane Access Restrictions 70th Street between 54th Ave and 52nd Ave subgrade improvements – excavation, compaction, backfilling and restoration – 100 to 150 feet at a time No Parking on residential street…. east side of 70th Street between 53rd Road and 53rd Ave Beginning January 19th Tuesday – January 21st Thursday 7am – 6pm Residents are advised to move vehicles by 7:00am on January … Continue reading No Curbside Parking – 70 St Wednesday & Thursday

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

Queensborough President looking for new Delegates onto for the 2021 Queens General Assembly – Application link here.

Seeking high school teens, college students and young adults…… –  The Borough President’s Queens General Assembly is a “leadership enhancement” project.  It is a diverse network of community leaders and advocates who meet on a monthly basis for dialogues, discussions, and forums.  The members learn valuable facilitation skills, and they build relationships with each other to expand their own networks.  The Queens General Assembly is available … Continue reading Queensborough President looking for new Delegates onto for the 2021 Queens General Assembly – Application link here.

First new community board meeting of 2021 set for January 13

The first Community Board 5 monthly meeting of the year is scheduled for Wednesday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be conducted over Zoom, but the public can watch the meeting unfold on YouTube or on the CB5 website. Anyone who wishes to speak during the public forum portion of the meeting can submit a typed statement to qn05@cb.nyc.gov by 2 p.m. on … Continue reading First new community board meeting of 2021 set for January 13

Maspeth Rep. Grace Meng sworn into fifth term in Congress

For the fifth time, Congresswoman Grace Meng was sworn into office on January 3rd. “I am honored to return to Washington and represent my constituents’ voices and interests in Congress,” Meng said. “As we commence the new 117th Congress, I am ready to immediately get to work to help American workers and families who have struggled and faced such unimaginable pain and loss throughout this … Continue reading Maspeth Rep. Grace Meng sworn into fifth term in Congress

Emma and Liam were the most popular baby names in 2019

Out of more than 110,000 babies born in New York City in 2019, the most popular names were Emma and Liam. Liam has been the most popular boy name since 2016, wile Emma has been the top name for girls since 2017. According to the health department’s birth certificate records, 497 Emma’s and 764 Liam’s were born in the Big Apple last year. Here are … Continue reading Emma and Liam were the most popular baby names in 2019

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