Here’s your chance to serve on Community Board 5

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Here’s your chance to get involved with the most local level of New York City government.

Borough President Melinda Katz is accepting applications for “qualified and civic-minded individuals” to serve on their local community boards.

CBs play an important advisory role on land use and zoning, safety, parks, libraries and other neighborhood concerns.

The membership application is available online here.

The deadline for applications to be completed, signed and notarized is Friday, February 8.

An appointed two-year term of service begins on April 1. Each member serves a two-year term.

In 2018, New York City passed a proposition to create term limits for community boards. Read about the proposal here.

Reminder: M train won’t run this weekend

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65th Place dead end.

Remember that this weekend, the M train will not run at Myrtle/Wyckoff, Seneca Avenue, Forest Avenue and Fresh Pond Road.

The New York City Transit’s Track Construction Division has scheduled the renewal of mainline track on the Myrtle Avenue line between Myrtle/Wyckoff and Metropolitan Ave.

The weekend closure will last until Monday, December 24.

From 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, the MTA will be doing preparatory work. The track replacement phase begins at 10 p.m. Friday, working continuously until 5 a.m. on Monday morning.

NYCT will stage a mobile crane adjacent to the track structure to hoist and lower track panels and materials. The crane will be located at 65th Place, between 68th Avenue and the dead end, shown above.

Flagging and traffic devices will be used for public safety, and parking will be restricted at the street crane location.

Here’s a note from NYCT:

We ask neighbors to refrain from parking their vehicles towards the end of the dead end where the crew will be working. Parking will be restricted only on the side of Mafera Playground, but our crews will allow residents to continue to park on the residential portion of the street.

See the layout of the Juniper Park spray showers

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Construction for the new spray showers at Juniper Valley Park is already underway, but here’s what the layout of the new design looks like.

The $2 million revamp will not only bring in new spray showers, but also new concrete, lowered fencing, new plantings and ADA accessibility.

We all know how popular the spray shower gets among kids during the summer season.

Though the construction is expected to finish by next fall, we’re sure the children of Middle Village and greater Queens will enjoy the end product.

Middle Village House of the Week 12/15/18

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The Middle Village House of the Week is a beautiful home in North Middle Village.

The semi-detached two family corner brick house features a fully renovated two-bedroom apartment with a terrace. It also features a modern one bedroom apartment and full finished basement with a full bath that boasts a glass enclosed steam room with marble floor!

There’s hassle-free parking with 2 private driveways and 1 car garage. Entertain or relax in the private yard.

The property is listed by Coldwell Banker Phillips for $1,088,000.

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CB5 set for Wednesday, December 12

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Community Board 5 is set to meet next Wednesday evening at Christ the King HS.

Please note that the meeting will begin at 7, not the usual 7:30 p.m.

The agenda includes the chairperson’s report, the district manager’s report, and committee reports.

A vote will be taken on the proposed supportive housing development in Glendale and a variance for a gas station.

After the meeting, there will be a holiday get-together.

The board will be collecting wrapped toys or gifts for young children (newborn to 5 years old) to be given to low-income families enrolled in the WIC Food Assistance Program at 55-05 Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood.

Please indicate boy or girl and age range on the gift wrap.

Middle Village House of the Week 12/1/18

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The Middle Village House of the Week is a one-family semi-detached corner home.

The house has 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms with a generous living room, formal dining room, finished basement and walk-up attic storage.

Bonus features include an in-ground sprinkler system and Anderson windows.

It’s located close to shopping, transportation, top-rated schools and Juniper Park.

The property is listed by Eliot Hill Realty for $849,000.