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

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

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 Pizza House – not Maspeth Pizzeria – has liquor license suspended

New York State has suspended 27 liquor licenses and brought 410 charges against restaurants and bars across New York for what Governor Andrew Cuomo says is a “dangerous situation” for failing to enforce social distancing guidelines and face masks. Despite published reports that Maspeth Pizzeria at 71st Street and Grand Avenue lost its liquor license, according to State Liquor Authority records (see below) it appears … Continue reading Maspeth Pizza House – not Maspeth Pizzeria – has liquor license suspended

SLA suspends liquor license for Maspeth Pizza

Maspeth Pizza, located at 59-60 55th Road, is one of three establishments in Queens to have their liquor licenses suspended for violating New York’s COVID-19 guidelines, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. On Tuesday, the governor announced that the State Liquor Authority suspended the licenses of Brik Bar (Astoria), Made In Astoria (Astoria) and Maspeth Pizza (Maspeth), as well as Secrets Gentlemen’s Club on Long Island. … Continue reading SLA suspends liquor license for Maspeth Pizza

Amazon Signs Super Lease in Maspeth

In 2016, the police department, through the city, put an application to Community Board 5 in Maspeth, looking to consolidate all storage warehouses into one 300,000 square foot facility, and they had found the place: The Star Corrugated Box Company warehouse on Grand Avenue and 55th Street in Maspeth. According to police sources, they take in 500,000 pieces of goods to be stored every year. … Continue reading Amazon Signs Super Lease in Maspeth

MIBA Business Breakfast postponed due to COVID-19

UPDATE: As of Tuesday afternoon, MIBA has postponed its business breakfast originally scheduled for Wednesday morning “until further notice.” As a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the group is taking extra precautions. They will send an updated invitation once a date is confirmed, MIBA said.   The Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA) will host its Business Breakfast on Wednesday, March 11 from 8 to … Continue reading MIBA Business Breakfast postponed due to COVID-19

Maspeth Federal to award $500 to 5 local teachers

Back to school is approaching, and Maspeth Federal Savings wants to make this school year extra special! The beloved Maspeth bank is helping 5 local teachers get ready for the school year by holding an ‘outstanding teacher contest’. From now until August 30th, Maspeth Federal Savings wants you to nominate your favorite teacher so that they $500 grant.  It’s easy as 1,2,3… Click on this … Continue reading Maspeth Federal to award $500 to 5 local teachers

Local business owner honored for industry impact

The head of Beacon Eldercare, located at 69-23 Grand Ave. in Maspeth, has just been recognized as an “Amazing Woman,” by an organization named, “500 Men Making a Difference.” You may know that Beacon Eldercare provides Maspeth & surrounding residents in Queens with Medicare & Medicaid application help, live-on or hourly home aid service providers, nursing service, physical therapy, and more. What you may not … Continue reading Local business owner honored for industry impact

Maspeth warehouse building with office space for sale

A commercial warehouse building with office space in Maspeth is available for acquisition. At approximately 15,500 square feet, the facility is close to the Long Island Expressway. It includes parking for 12 vehicles plus an inside garage area. The building has three floors with rental income, at approximately 5,000 square feet each, as well as 2,400 square feet of office space. The price for this … Continue reading Maspeth warehouse building with office space for sale