Adam Sandler’s upcoming movie “The Cobbler” will be filming in Glendale next week.
The city’s homeless services department has recommended that the mayor transform an abandoned factory on Cooper Avenue into a homeless shelter.
The St. Margaret’s Boy Scout Troop 119 of Middle Village was once a bustling group filled with dozens of youngsters eager to learn about the outdoors. But membership in the nearly 70-year-old troop has declined after years of competing for attention with computers, video games and now, mobile devices. About two decades ago there were [...]
O’Neill’s, the popular Maspeth bar and restaurant, celebrated its 80th anniversary on Wednesday.
One local veterans’ organization is about to lose a big part of its history. The St. Margaret’s Post 1172 Catholic War Veterans (CWV) is selling its building on Metropolitan Avenue near 73rd Place, which has housed the organization for nearly 40 years The Courier has learned. The decision to sell the building came after an [...]
A bicyclist was killed when a truck hit him at a Maspeth intersection Wednesday. Pedro Lopez, 54, was crossing Borden Avenue at Maurice Avenue around 5 p.m. when a white commercial truck struck him, police said. The truck fled the scene and cops are searching for the driver. Lopez was taken to Elmhurst General Hospital where he was [...]
One man wants to donate his birds, but won’t let them be sitting ducks for Thanksgiving. Middle Village native Frank Garet, who saved three ducks from possibly being the centerpiece of a dinner table last year, is now looking for a permanent home for the birds. He believes the ducks deserve to return to nature, [...]
Duane Reade is about to send half of its Maspeth warehouse workers packing. The company, which has been a subsidiary of Walgreens since 2010, said it will lay off the unionized workers at its distribution center at 50-02 55th Avenue by next June. The first round of cuts will begin on December 6 with 120 [...]
One Middle Village resident is proposing a divisive plan to relieve parking problems in the community. Matthew Crafa will meet with Community Board 5’s Transportation Committee to present his idea, which involves changing the parking signs around the perimeter of Juniper Valley Park to open up new overnight spots. Parking is not allowed around most [...]
The 4th annual Queens Veterans Day Parade in Middle Village honored the men and women who have given their lives and service to our country. Local elected officials, as well as area schools came out to march and thank the heroes. SEE MORE PHOTOS