Holiday Inn Maspeth Offering Local Valentine’s Day Experience Package

BY BURLINGTON TIFA Looking for a sweet deal on a Valentine’s Day getaway? The Holiday Inn Express (HIEX) Maspeth is offering a special rate on a nearby getaway in a package that includes some local goodies.  “We know people are looking to get out of the house for Valentine’s Day but they don’t neccessarily want to travel far,” says Francisco Victoria, the HIEX Maspeth’s general … Continue reading Holiday Inn Maspeth Offering Local Valentine’s Day Experience Package

Crowley jumps into Queens borough president race

Former Maspeth Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is running again for Queens borough president. After placing second last year to eventual winner Donovan Richards in the primary, Crowley has filed to run again in this year’s primary. Crowley lost by more than 12,600 votes last year. She received 28 percent of the vote, which fell short to Richards’s 36 percent. But Crowley led the field in fundraising … Continue reading Crowley jumps into Queens borough president race

Join the Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board now

Borough President Donovan Richards is now accepting applications to serve on the Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board. QSWAB is tasked with advising the borough president on issues such as waste, recycling, resiliency and environmental equity. Find the QSWAB application online at queensbp.org/swab. The application deadline is February 26. QSWAB will meet monthly. The group must consist of no fewer than 20 members chosen by the … Continue reading Join the Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board now

Church deacon tries to have oral sex with “teen” he met on Grindr

A Maspeth man was charged with attempting to have oral sex with a 14-year-old that he met on the app Grindr. If convicted, 50-year-old Rogelio Vega of 59th Drive faces up to seven years in prison. According to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, Vega began using the app last July to communicate online with a detective undercover as a teenage boy. Vega used sexually-explicit language … Continue reading Church deacon tries to have oral sex with “teen” he met on Grindr

Ardila announces raising $40K in City Council race

City Council candidate Juan Ardila has raised over $40,000 in his campaign to unseat incumbent Councilman Bob Holden. According to the latest filings, Ardila has raised nearly $41,000, and received another $74,000 in matching funds. Holden, by contrast, has also raised nearly $43,000, putting the two campaigns in good positions moving forward in the race. According to Ardila’s campaign, he had over 500 individual donations … Continue reading Ardila announces raising $40K in City Council race

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

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