Virtual CB5 meeting set for July 8

Community Board 5 is set to meet virtually for the fourth month in a row on Wednesday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. While only board members will be on the Zoom, you can watch the meeting live on YouTube by clicking here. Members of the public who want to submit any statements or announcements to the board can do so by emailing qn05@cb.nyc.gov before 2 … Continue reading Virtual CB5 meeting set for July 8

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

Catholic Charities continues to serve during COVID-19

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is asking the Maspeth community to support their programs that assist neighbors in need. Since 1899, CCBQ has helped build communities and serve neighbors in need with mercy and compassion. The organization sponsors more than 160 programs and services for children, youth, adults and seniors. Their programs have helped those who are mentally ill, isolated or have developmental disabilities. CCBQ … Continue reading Catholic Charities continues to serve during COVID-19

Borough president announces appointments to community board

Acting Borough President Sharon Lee appointed 339 people to serve in Queens’s 14 community boards on Tuesday. Of the 399 appointees, 76 are first-time members who have never served on the board, but have shown a commitment and understanding to the community’s needs. The two-year term for these appointees run from May 31, 2020 to March 31, 2022. The office received 595 applications, including 252 … Continue reading Borough president announces appointments to community board

St. Stan’s students create cards for nursing home

Students from St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy recently brought some joy for seniors living at the Dry Harbor Nursing Home. Last week, students safely dropped off colorful, homemade cards for the nursing home residents, who were badly affected by the lack of visitation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. When school leadership was informed that the residents needed their spirits lifted, St. Stan’s Principal Catherine Mangone … Continue reading St. Stan’s students create cards for nursing home

St. Stan’s and Transfiguration church collecting non-perishable goods

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create economic and food insecurity throughout the borough, local neighborhood organizations are stepping up to fill the need for families. The food pantry at Transfiguration-St. Stanislaus Kostka parish is one avenue where people can get food. Run by the parish St. Vincent de Paul Society, the pantry is providing all sorts of non-perishable goods. Those in need can simply … Continue reading St. Stan’s and Transfiguration church collecting non-perishable goods

Community board application deadline extended to March 13

If you haven’t sent in your community board application yet, don’t fret! Acting Borough President Sharon Lee has extended the deadline for qualified and civic-minded applicants to Friday, March 13. That means you’ll have six additional weeks from the original January 31 deadline to submit completed, signed and notarized applications to the BP’s office. “The extension is to ensure that the pool of applicants is … Continue reading Community board application deadline extended to March 13

Queens Bus Route Re-design Looks OK For Maspeth – so far

Citing the need for fewer turns, fewer bus miles and better, more direct connections to subways, the MTA and DOT have unveiled a plan with longer distances between stops and what they claim to be ‘straighter paths’ along what appears to be busier streets. The plan is being scoured by Community Boards. Community Board #5 meets on Wednesday evening at 7:30 @ Christ The King … Continue reading Queens Bus Route Re-design Looks OK For Maspeth – so far

Water Service Shutdown on 69 St. today 8-5

The Department of Design and Construction says that there will be water service interruption today, Thursday, January 2, beginning at 8AM for homes on 69 St. near Calamus. The water main needs to be shut so that watermain ‘offset work’ can be done. Call 347-782-3885 – Pauline Chan at DDC, for questions. Please follow and like us: Continue reading Water Service Shutdown on 69 St. today 8-5

Vietnam Veterans Memorial opens on Friday

After decades of advocating, funding and construction, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Queens is finally here. On Friday, 10 a.m. at Elmhurst Park, at the corner of Grand Avenue and 79th Street, Borough President Melinda Katz will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The multi-million dollar memorial will feature the names of service members from Queens who died during the war. Another plaque pays tribute to those … Continue reading Vietnam Veterans Memorial opens on Friday