Reminder: M train won’t run this weekend

65th Place dead end.

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┬áis 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


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.

Christ the King hosts Christmas tree lighting on November 30

Screen shot via Google Maps

Screen shot via Google Maps

Get into the Christmas spirit with Christ the King this holiday season.

The campus community is hosting its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 30.

Bring your children and your cameras, as Santa Claus will join for pictures. An indoor Winter Wonderland will also be set up with games and activities.

CK’s Musical Theater Group is set to perform as well. The event begins at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, December 8, the musical theater will begin their two-day run of Steve and Lenny: The Sondheim/Bernstein Revue. The Saturday performance is at 8 p.m., and the Sunday performance is at 2 p.m.

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Finally, on Thursday, December 13, the New York Blood Center will be stationed at Christ the King to host its semi-annual blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Consider giving a pint of blood, which can save a life!