Metropolitan Avenue

Ridgewood newsstand razed, problems persists across street
Ridgewood newsstand razed, problems persists across street
Southwest Liam La Guerre 2/11/2014 at 4:47PM

One long-standing Ridgewood problem down, and one more to go. The troublesome newsstand on Metropolitan Avenue near Fresh Pond Road, which had been an eyesore in the community, attracting garbage and graffiti for more than two decades, has finally been taken out of sight. The MTA/LIRR, which owned the land, demolished it on Friday with [...]

Forest Hills biz owners: Parking plans would ‘kill us’
Forest Hills biz owners: Parking plans would ‘kill us’
Central Queens Courier Staff 6/28/2013 at 1:36PM

BY MELISSA CHAN AND ROSA KIM The city’s plans to make a dangerous Forest Hills intersection safer would crush local shops, business owners said. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed turning 14 metered parking spots along Metropolitan Avenue, between 70th Drive and 71st Avenue, into No Standing zones. The measure is meant to improve [...]

Sewers will relieve water woes on Metropolitan Avenue
Sewers will relieve water woes on Metropolitan Avenue
News Billy Rennison 3/08/2012 at 2:25PM

A current of constituent complaints, along with a wave of support from a local councilmember, has turned the tide for an oft-flooded local stretch of road. Metropolitan Avenue between 80th Street and Cooper Avenue will receive a new storm sewer system to help relieve flooding, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley recently announced. Work began on Monday, March [...]

Grover Cleveland High School Protests Turnaround
Grover Cleveland High School Protests Turnaround
News Billy Rennison 2/16/2012 at 4:07PM

Students and faculty gathered outside Grover Cleveland High School to tell the mayor not to “turn” his back on their school. The Ridgewood high school currently sits on the list of high schools to be “turned around,” which involves the closure and immediate reopening of the school under a different name, along with the replacement [...]

Maspeth Federal Savings reopens two locations
Maspeth Federal Savings reopens two locations
Business Billy Rennison 10/10/2011 at 12:21PM

Maspeth Federal Savings reopened two branches – Fresh Meadows and Forest Hills – with ribbon cutting ceremonies on Wednesday, October 5. Cake, live music and prizes helped reopen the Metropolitan Avenue bank that takes serving the community seriously. “We hold a lot of community events,” said Victoria Grappone, Forest Hills Branch manager. “Maspeth federal is [...]