Happy birthday! Middle Village is pretty fly for 200 years old
A trolley outside of the old Niederstein's Restaurant.

Get ready to celebrate Middle Village. This year marks the bicentennial for this Queens neighborhood! Middle Village was originally settled 200 years ago in 1816 and was established as the midway point for travelers going between the bays of Williamsburg and Jamaica, appropriately giving it the name Middle Village. Shortly after the Williamsburg-Jamaica Turnpike opened […]

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See how the construction of long-awaited Middle Village sewer system will affect your block
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Years of waiting by Middle Village residents to get new sewer lines and water mains are coming to an end next week. The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has announced that the long-awaited construction of combined sewer and water main Penelope Avenue project will begin on or about Monday, May 23, […]

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A major Middle Village sewer project designed to stop flooding woes is finally set to begin
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BY ROBERT POZARYCKI AND ANTHONY GIUDICE After many years of public appeals, planning and waiting, a Middle Village sewer reconstruction project is finally set to break ground. The $22 million project will replace sewer and water mains beneath Penelope Avenue and connecting streets in a low-lying area of Middle Village that, in years past, experienced […]

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Middle Village snow diary: Residents dig out where plows have ‘forgotten’
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Traffic moved briskly the day after the Blizzard of 2016 on Metropolitan Avenue and 80th Street — two of the main roadways through Middle Village. But one only had to turn a few blocks down to find residential side streets that were, as of 4 p.m. Sunday, completely impassible — and seemingly untouched by a plow or salt spreader. Walking […]

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After the snow falls, check out these top sledding spots in Queens

If the weather forecasts for the weekend are accurate — and when are they ever not accurate (ahem) — the city is in for its first major snowstorm of the season this Saturday. Even modest estimates in the “World’s Borough” start at 6 inches. So pull the toboggan out of moth balls, wax up the rails on the […]

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