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Queens Community Board 5 to host monthly meeting in Middle Village on Oct. 11

Oct. 3, 2023 By Anthony Medina

Queens Community Board 5 (CB 5) will host its next board meeting inside the Christ the King High School, located at 68-02 Metropolitan Ave. in Middle Village, on Wednesday, Oct. 13. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The meeting will take place in the Christ the King High School cafeteria. The entrance to the cafeteria is located at the rear of the building near the daycare/preschool.

CB 5’s agenda includes a public forum, the chairperson’s report by Vincent Arcuri, Jr. with a review of the minutes from last month’s meeting, a review of applications for the sale of alcoholic beverages locally and a review of building demolition notices.

A review and vote on the capital expense budget priorities of CB 5 for NYC Fiscal Year 2025 will take place, followed by the district manager’s report from Gary Giordano. Committee reports from the Zoning and Land Use Review, Parks Services, Transportation and other committee reports will follow. Old and new business is discussed a the end of the night.

Speakers for the public hearings or the public forum are asked to register to speak in advance by emailing the Board at, or by calling the Board office at 718-366-1834. Speakers must register before the meeting begins, either in advance or at the dais.

This meeting can be viewed and heard on YouTube at or on the CB5Q Website Homepage at

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