Holden to host “Hygiene Giveaway” for Thanksgiving

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, it’s more important than ever to have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving gathering. To facilitate this, Councilman Bob Holden’s office is hosting a “Safe Thanksgiving Hygiene Giveaway” at his Middle Village district office, located at 64-69 Dry Harbor Road. The event will take place on Friday, November 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. Holden’s office will be giving away … Continue reading Holden to host “Hygiene Giveaway” for Thanksgiving

Maspeth teen paints map of the world at St. Stan’s

Anthony Rivello, a student at Stuyvesant High School and a Maspeth resident, has completed his Eagle Scout project: a mural of the map of the world in the basement at St. Stan’s. A rising senior at Stuyvesant, Rivello has been scouting for the last decade. He started as just a kindergartener. He chose to paint a map in hopes of getting local students interested in … Continue reading Maspeth teen paints map of the world at St. Stan’s

Health Department to spray to reduce risk of West Nile Virus

The Health Department is conducting aerial larviciding treatment to parts of central Queens to reduce mosquito activity and reduce the risk of West Nile virus on Tuesday, August 18 from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. In case of bad weather, the application will be delayed for Wednesday, August 19. The department will use very low concentrations of DeltaGard or Anvil. The risks … Continue reading Health Department to spray to reduce risk of West Nile Virus

New Charter School in Maspeth Has Openings For K and 1st Graders

A Few slots available …… Start School in September The renowned Renaissance Charter School, the k-12 Charter school located in Jackson Heights first opened in 1993. It became one of the city’s first charter schools in 2000 and now has a location in Maspeth for Kindergarten and first graders. Admissions personnel at the school tell is they have open spots for children entering kindergarten and … Continue reading New Charter School in Maspeth Has Openings For K and 1st Graders

Public Schools To Open With Sweeping Changes

As public elementary and highschools plan to open for the 2020-21 school year the Department of Education (DOE) reports they have developed test and trace protocols for all schools at the start of the school year. They have been developed in partnership with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Health + Hospitals, the NYC Test + Trace Corps, and labor. The protocols will apply to all school communities and are … Continue reading Public Schools To Open With Sweeping Changes

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

Mazeau Street Water Shut Down Wednesday

A water test shutdown is necessary to confirm valves shut down so that watermain offset work can be performed on Mazeau Street between Grand Avenue and the LIE Wednesday, July 22, from 11am until 4pm. DDC says it will only last an hour, but will be sometime between those hours. Shut the water main at your house to avoid sediment entering your system. After the … Continue reading Mazeau Street Water Shut Down Wednesday

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