Community Board Meets in Middle Village next week

Community Board #5, which covers Middle Village will meet next week. The Board Meeting and Public Hearings, scheduled to begin at 7:30pm on Wednesday, JUNE 13th, 2018, in the CNL CENTER on the 3rd Floor (Door #10) at Christ the King High School, at 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue, in Middle Village.

There will be updates and discussion on issues including liquor licenses, development, homeless, transportation and quality of life concerns.

Anyone can speak during the Public Forum section of this meeting and must register to speak prior to the start of our Board Meeting, either by calling the Board 5 office at (718) 366-1834, or by signing up at the podium before 7:30pm.  Individual speaking time will be limited to 3 minutes or less.


Join Council Member Bob Holden for Storytime @ Middle Village Library

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UPDATE: The Queens Library is postponing the June 8th storytime session. They will be rescheduling. So stay tuned for an updated announcement!

   Join Council Member Bob Holden along with Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott for a special story time to demonstrate the important role that libraries play in developing childhood literacy.  Advocacy materials will also be available at this story time, including postcards that you can send to our elected officials to remind them to invest in our city’s libraries.

Stand up for your library, sit down with the kids and show our city’s leaders that libraries are for everyone!

Save the date!  

This event is scheduled for MONDAY, JUNE 8TH at 10:30 a.m. at the Middle Village Library, 72-31 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village. No reservations are needed!

Street Parking – Driveway Access Restricted Mon. till Fri. June 4-8 on some streets

Middle Village, NY:

There will be no parking and residents will not have access to their driveways Monday 6am till Friday afternoon on Juniper Valley Road between 75 and 77 St. Also on Gray Street between 66 Drive & Juniper Valley Road. 77th Street between Gray and Juniper Valley Road is also restricted.

The city says move your cars before 6AM Monday.

Community Board 5 meeting set for May 16


Community Board 5 will meet tomorrow, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Christ the King High School.

The first item on the agenda is a public hearing for the proposed special permit for hotels built in manufacturing zones.

The Department of City Planning has proposed this permit to require hotels to undergo a public review process before they are built in a community.

There are two Zoning and Land Use Committee items that will be voted on. The first is the proposed Pet Admission Center at 66-78 69th Street in Middle Village, and the second is the proposed expansion of O’Neill’s Restaurant in Maspeth.

Both passed the land use committee.

Other committee reports include transportation and public transit, library, homeless issues and more.

Arby’s Middle Village to sponsor Heroes Youth Basketball League for the 8th straight season

Tom Clarke, owner of Arby’s Middle Village, with Walter Sanchez & John Sanchez of Heroes Basketball.

You often hear about companies supporting their local community, but do you know how they are actually doing it?

Well, Arby’s Middle Village has been accomplishing this philanthropic feat by sponsoring the Heroes Youth Basketball League, a league for community kids, run every spring / summer since 1990.

Heroes is a platform where local teams, kids, families, and businesses connect in fun, competitive, family-like atmosphere. Game results & high scorers are published in the Queens Ledger Newspaper, weekly.

Because of Arby’s contributions, management of Heroes has been able to keep the price the same for the past 20 years. Families pay around $50 for their child to play on their team, an incredibly affordable price for a basketball league.

Last week, Heroes Basketball coaches converged at Arby’s on Metropolitan Ave. in Middle Village for the 28th annual Heroes Basketball Coaches Meeting. Tom Clarke, owner of Arby’s Middle Village, fed Heroes coaches as they learned new rules, handed in paperwork, and discussed their conflicts with Heroes management.


Arby’s on metro has been serving families in Middle Village and the surrounding neighborhoods by offering healthy meals at affordable prices.

Tom Clarke, owner of Arby’s, emphasized that he is committed to improving the health and wellness of residents in Middle Village, Glendale and all of Queens.

“Fitness on the court, combined with a well balanced diet is very important to maintain a healthy lifestyle,” said Clarke, a member of the Middle Village Kiwanis club and an extremely active member of the Middle Village community.

Heroes21 • 2013Arby’s “player of the game” is an award given to the MVP of each game. The coach picks the player that is most deserving, and that player gets a “free meal gift card” to Arby’s on Metropolitan Ave.

Families in Middle Village, Maspeth, Glendale, Ridgewood and surrounding Queens areas love Heroes because of it’s fun, elite level of competition and extremely affordable pricing. There are divisions for 17u, 14u, and 12u.IMG_4769

Arby’s is located at 69-16 Metropolitan Ave in Middle Village, and their phone number is 718-894-0485. Heroes can be reached at 718-426-7200.
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M Train Construction Completed on Time and On Budget

Today, April 30th at 5:00 AM, regular service was resumed on the M line. The completion of work on the century old Myrtle Viaduct on the M line, along with the reopening of the Fresh Pond Bridge this past September restores full service to Brooklyn and Queens residents.

The restructuring of these two elevated lines was necessary for the safety of passengers as well as the guarantee of lasting for years to come. The construction was completed on time and on budget.

Along with completely new elevated structures, the reconstruction included the addition of low vibration tracks to reduce noise, replacement of all signal equipment and cables, 700 feet of new third rail for reliable power and more.

Riders now have access to the full M line as well as connections to J Z service. This improvement comes at a crucial time with the April 2019 closure of the L train.

New and Improved M Train

New and Improved M Train

Visit for more information on the completed project.