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

Community Board 5 to meet inside Christ The King High School for its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, Apil. 10.
Photo 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 home to the art studio of Nao Matsumoto, an artist specializing in woodworking, 3-D fabrication and sculpture building. 

The term of variance for the artists’ studio expired in January and he seeks an extended stay in the neighborhood, according to Community Board 5. 

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.

CB 5 Chair Vincent Arcuri Jr. is scheduled to give his monthly report, in addition to a report from District Manager Gary Giordano.

Routinely, another public forum and committee reports are scheduled for this month’s board meeting. Old and new business will be discussed toward the end of the meeting. 

The Transportation Services and Public Transit Services Committee is expected to share and further discuss movement from the Ridgewood Rides in providing safer access for pedestrians and cyclists to the Ridgewood Reservoir. 

Anyone wishing to speak to the board during the public forum portion of the night is asked to pre-register. To pre-register, prospective participants are advised to call CB 5 at 718-366-1834 or email at qn05@cb.nyc.gov.

The board will conclude the meeting with a discussion on old and new business. The CB 5 meeting will be livestreamed on YouTube and posted on the CB 5 homepage.