Maspeth

220 Maspeth Duane Reade workers getting the ax
220 Maspeth Duane Reade workers getting the ax
Southwest Liam La Guerre 11/20/2013 at 12:19PM

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 [...]

O’Neill’s: Classy, right outside your door
O’Neill’s: Classy, right outside your door
Dining Liam La Guerre 11/15/2013 at 6:11PM

Revitalized O’Neill’s restaurant and bar is ready to serve all lads and lassies looking to O’verindulge. After reopening in September following a devastating fire two years ago, the Maspeth neighborhood favorite has increased its fine dining options, and brought in world-renowned chef Richard Burns. Restaurant owners rebuilt the beloved bar section, but expanded areas for [...]

Incumbent Elizabeth Crowley comes out on top after tough challenge
Incumbent Elizabeth Crowley comes out on top after tough challenge
Politics Liam La Guerre 11/06/2013 at 2:15AM

Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley will return to the City Council after overcoming a stiff challenge from candidate Craig Caruana. The councilmember celebrated the win with supporters and family members at her victory party at Woodhaven House in Middle Village, after the race initially seemed close. “This has been a long campaign, but the people of the [...]

Despite setbacks, Maspeth Knockdown Center determined to host events
Despite setbacks, Maspeth Knockdown Center determined to host events
Southwest Liam La Guerre 10/30/2013 at 1:27PM

The Knockdown Center is not backing down. The Department of Buildings (DOB) recently reviewed and disapproved the center’s plan for a Place of Assembly Certificate of Operation (PA) on October 24, but Knockdown’s manager said they will tweak their proposal until it meets regulations. The PA is required for a site that seeks to have [...]

Elizabeth Crowley, Craig Caruana face off in heated District 30 debate
Elizabeth Crowley, Craig Caruana face off in heated District 30 debate
Politics Liam La Guerre 10/29/2013 at 3:51PM

The first public debate between Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley and Craig Caruana was contentious. The competitors faced off in a heated exchange on Monday. It was marked by frequent interruptions, yelling on both sides and cheers and jeers from attending residents of District 30, which includes Maspeth, Middle Village, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, Glendale, parts of Woodhaven [...]

Op-Ed: Where are we one year later?
News Op-Ed 10/26/2013 at 10:42AM

BY STATE SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO JR. On any particular day, whether I’m working, getting a cup of coffee, shopping or having dinner in the district, people detail their experiences involving Superstorm Sandy in many different ways. A year later, many still get tears in their eyes, others remain frustrated about the lack of progress, while [...]

Maspeth residents and leaders are split over arts center
Maspeth residents and leaders are split over arts center
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 10/09/2013 at 3:49PM

Maspeth leaders and residents are ready to rumble over the Knockdown Center. The center, a former glass and door factory turned arts hall, has hosted everything from weddings, Tiki Disco parties and even a mini-golf art exhibition since last year. Now, owners are applying for a license from the State’s Liquor Authority (SLA) to serve [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/09/2013 at 7:58AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 64. Breezy. Winds from the NE at 15 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 55. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Arms and the Man One [...]

Norman Rockwell painting stolen in Maspeth
Norman Rockwell painting stolen in Maspeth
Police Queens Courier Staff 10/08/2013 at 7:06PM

Updated Wednesday, October 8 4:38 p.m. Police are asking for your help in finding a $1 million Norman Rockwell painting that was stolen in Maspeth last month. The painting was discovered missing from Grand Avenue’s Welpak Art Moving and Storage on September 13, said cops. Entitled “Sport,” the painting is approximately 22X28 inches and is [...]

Maspeth street co-named George Gibbons Jr. Way
Maspeth street co-named George Gibbons Jr. Way
Southwest Liam La Guerre 9/28/2013 at 6:03PM

For the past few years teary eyes and frowns were a familiar sight when talking about the hit-and-run murder of Maspeth resident George Gibbons. Gibbons, who owned Gibbons Home bar on 69th Street, was killed in a 2011 traffic accident and it took a month-long manhunt to catch his murderer, Peter Rodriguez. But at a [...]