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Queens Community Board 5 to hear Ridgewood artist plea for extended stay at monthly meeting in Middle Village on Apr. 10

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Apr. 1, 2024 By Anthony Medina Queens Community Board 5 — which represents Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village and Glendale — will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, Apr. 10, with a public hearing on a request for a custom woodworking shop’s extended stay in Ridgewood.  The building, located at 16-23/16-25 Hancock St. in Ridgewood, is…
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The Cannabis Place Opens in Middle Village, marks the 9th adult-use dispensary to open in Queens

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Mar. 25, 2024 By Anthony Medina The Cannabis Place, a legal adult-use cannabis dispensary, officially opened its doors at 74-03 Metropolitan Ave. in Middle Village on Saturday, March 16, after years of preparation and a slew of challenges. Osbert Orduña, the chief executive officer and founder of The Cannabis Place, joined with family, friends, and key…
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Ridgewood group launches petition calling for pedestrian and cyclist safety changes

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Mar. 18, 2024 By Anthony Medina A group of residents who have formed Ridgewood Rides — an advocacy group of bicyclists that calls for safe streets — have launched a petition demanding safer access for cyclists and pedestrians to the Ridgewood Reservoir. The Ridgewood Reservoir, located within Highland Park, is situated on the border of Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods, including Bushwick and Cypress Hills. The group has garnered approximately 800 signatures in its quest to make access to the 1.18 miles of park space safe to enjoy the neighborhood’s greenery. Advocates of the petition are calling for protected bike lanes and…
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Queens Community Board 5 to hear from Animal Care Centers of NYC at March 13 monthly meeting on plans to open a location in Ridgewood

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Mar. 6, 2024 By Anthony Medina Queens Community Board 5 — which represents Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village and Glendale — will listen to plans for an Animal Care Centers of New York opening a location in Ridgewood among other topics at its upcoming meeting on Wednesday, March 13. The agenda for the March meeting consists…
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Fresh Pond Road Street Festival reignites debates at Community Board 5 Meeting

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Feb. 15, 2024 By Anthony Medina A decades-old street festival held on Fresh Pond Road, in Ridgewood, is the topic of controversy once again as neighborhood natives voice their concerns about the 4-day event.  The Fresh Pond Road Street Festival, organized by the Federazione Italo-Americana di Brooklyn and Queens, comes to Fresh Pond Road every…
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Queens Community Board 5, covering Ridgewood and surrounding areas, to gather for monthly meeting on Feb. 7.

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Jan. 31, 2024 By Anthony Medina Queens Community Board 5—which represents Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village and Glendale— will bring city budget talks and future neighborhood events to the forefront of its upcoming meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 7.  The board meeting is scheduled to take place at Christ the King High School, located at 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., and begins at approximately 7:30 p.m.  According to District Manager Gary Giordano, the agenda for the nightly meeting includes a public hearing on how the district is impacted by the Fiscal  Year 2025 Preliminary Budget of the City of New York, released by Mayor…
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Juniper Valley Park’s baseball field set for $4 Million renovation

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Jan. 9, 2024 By Anthony Medina A baseball field at Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village will be undergoing a $4 million revamp to resolve flooding and structural issues, according to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. The plan calls for the installation of a synthetic turf infield at Cardinal Ballfield, as…
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CB5 Committee rejects 3 adult-use Cannabis dispensary applicants, greenlights 4 others

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Jan. 8, 2024 By Anthony Medina A Community Board 5 committee rejected three applicants seeking adult-use cannabis dispensary licenses on Wednesday, Jan. 3—while deciding not to block four others from opening. The board’s Cannabis Committee – which reviews applications in the Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth, and Middle Village neighborhoods – was tasked with weighing in on seven proposed locations for cannabis storefronts and found four of them in compliance with the New York State Office of Cannabis Management’s standards. The outcome of the meeting comes after the committee was met with strong community opposition against legal cannabis dispensaries, with many residents…
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Queens Community Board 5 gears up for monthly meeting in Middle Village on Jan. 10

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Dec. 29, 2023 By Anthony Medina Queens Community Board 5—which represents Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village and Glendale—plans to hold its first monthly meeting of 2024 at Christ the King High School in Middle Village on Wednesday, Jan. 10. The meeting is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. at 68-02 Metropolitan Ave. and open with a…
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Community board representing Glendale and Ridgewood set to evaluate 9 applications for cannabis dispensaries

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Dec. 29, 2023 By Anthony Medina Nine businesses that are looking to open licensed cannabis dispensaries in the Ridgewood/Glendale section of Queens will be going before a Community Board 5 committee next week in their quest for approval. The board’s Liquor License and Cannabis Committee will be reviewing the applications during its first meeting of…
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