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

Ivy’s Paranormal & Mike’s Comic Book Pop Shop Grand Opening

Ivy Silberstein, also known as Ivy Supersonic, a cartoonist of over 20 years, is opening her first store with her good friend, Mike Carbonaro who is the owner of Big Apple Comic Con. “It’s my first store in my 30 years as an artist and designer and I believe it’s possible that it’s the first paranormal shop of its kind ever,” said Silberstein. The store … Continue reading Ivy’s Paranormal & Mike’s Comic Book Pop Shop Grand Opening

CB5 meeting scheduled for November 18

The monthly meeting for Community Board 5 is set for Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be conducted over Zoom, but members of the public can watch the livestream here. The first item on the meeting agenda is a public hearing regarding a proposed citywide zoning text amendment for coastal flood resiliency. Joy Chen, the Queens planner from the Department of City … Continue reading CB5 meeting scheduled for November 18

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

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

104 Pct. Community Affairs Detective Bell Retires

Today, July 31, Tommy Bell, the long-time community affairs contact for the 104 Pct in Glendale retired. He has been a mainstay for the precinct at meetings throughout the past two decades in Maspeth. Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic and minimum occupancy in the Precinct, a traditional ceremony was not possible. We are certain he will be missed. Please follow and like us: Continue reading 104 Pct. Community Affairs Detective Bell Retires

Meet the Maspeth man running for City Council

Councilman Bob Holden has a challenger in the Democratic primary in 2021. Maspeth resident Juan Ardila, 26, is running to represent District 30, which includes Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale and Ridgewood. If elected, he would be the first Latino to represent the diverse district. Ardila is a product of St. Adalbert Catholic Academy, Archbishop Molloy High School, Fordham University and NYU. He has worked in … Continue reading Meet the Maspeth man running for City Council

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