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

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

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

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

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