Home values are going up in Middle Village

Screen shot via Google Maps

Screen shot via Google Maps

The median home value in Middle Village is currently $684,900, according to the online real estate website Zillow, and it’s going up.

In the past year, home values have risen 12.5 percent, and Zillow predicts it will rise another 5.7 percent this year.

The median price of homes currently listed is $699,000.

According to the website, Middle Village as a neighborhood has shown a sharp increase in value in the last few years. In December 2013, the median listing price was at at measly $439,000. But it topped out at $689,000 in November 2015, and despite a dip in 2016, 2017 is looking better than ever for sellers.

Middle Village is also in good shape compared to neighborhoods around it. Here are the corresponding home values to our neighbors:

  • Maspeth: $641,000
  • East Elmhurst: $617,800
  • Glendale: $567,200
  • Ridgewood: $560,800
  • Richmond Hill: $474,900
  • Woodhaven: $460,500
  • Ozone Park: $453,600
  • Elmhurst: $331,600
  • Kew Gardens: $246,00

To take a closer look at Zillow’s profile of Middle Village, click the link here.

CB5 meeting scheduled for January 11

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Community Board 5’s monthly meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday, January 11th at 7:30 p.m. at Christ the King High School.

The meeting will include a presentation regarding Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Hospital.

It will be followed by the public forum. Anyone who wants to speak during the public forum has to register to speak prior to the start of the meeting.

The meeting will then have the chairman’s report, the district manager’s report and committee reports.

REMINDER: Sanitation schedule for New Years

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The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) wants to remind you that there is NO garbage, organics or recycling collection on Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year’s Day. There won’t be any street cleaning either.

However, residents who normally receive Monday garbage and organics collection should place their materials at curbside after 4 p.m. on Monday, January 2 for pickup.

Residents who also usually receive Monday recycling collection should also  place their materials out at curbside after 4 p.m. on Monday. DSNY usually collects recyclables the week after a holiday, but because this year had back-to-back Monday holidays, there is a change in schedule.

Christ the King hosts annual toy and blood drive

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Christ the King’s Middle Village campus hosted its annual toy drive and blood drive last week.

The toy drive benefits children with cancer currently at Cohen’s Hospital at LIJ.

The blood drive was done in conjunction with the New York Blood Center. More than 100 pints of blood were donated.

“We at Christ the King High School are proud of the students that came out to donate blood and donate toys to children with cancer,” said Principal Peter Mannarino. “Christ the King has always strived to instill a strong sense of moral values and civic mindedness in our students and we are pleased that they are setting an example for others.”

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Crowley opposes proposed MTA fare hikes

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Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley testified at an MTA public hearing last week against the proposed fare hikes.

This is part of her testimony in opposition:

“All New Yorkers, no matter what community they come from, rely on the MTA and public transportation every day. Everyone is affected by a fare hike. We pay fares for subways and buses, and tolls for bridges and tunnels. Instead of imposing these constant increases, it’s important we look to what else we can do to generate revenue.”

Instead of the increase, Crowley suggested a policy change amongst for-hire vehicles that could subsidize costs for the MTA. She introduced a City Council resolution that would extend the same tax to all taxis, livery cabs, Ubers and Lyfts, which would create parity across the board.

Crowley also urged the MTA to take advantage of the city’s existing infrastructure and expand public transportation.

In the past, the councilwoman proposed a light rail for commuters along the LIRR’s Lower Montauk branch.

“Before we rush to impose another hike on the backs of hardworking New Yorkers, let’s look to these measures and any others that will be just as effective in subsidizing MTA costs,” she added.

Middle Village Tree Lighting Ceremony this Friday

e4ce_midvilletreelighting2_12_12The Middle Village Chamber of Commerce, The Middle Village Kiwanis, and The Middle Village Property Owners & Residents Association are sponsoring this year’s Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Ring in the holiday season at the Community United Methodist Church (75-27 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village) this Friday, December 2nd, at 6PM.
Cookies & Hot Chocolate will be served and donated by Arby’s.
Santa will be stopping by to take photos with children.
The Girl Scout Troop 4419 from Our Lady of Hope will sing carols.
The dance team from “That’s Dancin’” will provide entertainment.