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Maspeth isn't known for much, except being a double-ticket neighborhood—to arrive or escape, you have to take the train to the bus, or vice versa. If anything, Maspeth is just known for being Maspeth, and even Maspeth agrees: in an interview with the New York Times, life-long resident Robert Holden said, "When people ask where we're from, we don't say Queens, and we don't say New York. We say Maspeth." That humble, self-assured attitude—paired with...
Perhaps you've heard that the typically hyperactive art scene in our fine town slows down a bit over the summer, especially during the month of August. It's true, it does. Quite significantly, actually. One must spend a certain extended amount of time at one's summer home in the Hamptons, after all. Right? Right. Anyway, while it's very true that art matters do slow down a fair measure, a related truth is that there are still...
There is no good way to get to Maspeth, no matter what the neo-natives tell you. There are only worse or better ways, weighed among the pilgrims. “By bike” is the quick answer, but there is no guarantee you or your vehicle will arrive in one piece, if at all. Last night, I was on my way to Maspeth to see the final, sold-out performance of Debut, a new show put on by Emily Terndrup...
A massive handmade bike expo is coming to the Knockdown Center (the most Brooklyn thing about Maspeth, Queens) and cycling enthusiasts won't want to miss out. From August 15 to 17, locals are invited to head to the 50,000-square-foot Knockdown Center for the second annual Bike Cult show, which brings purveyors of custom, handmade bicycles to one central location. This year, the show will kick off with an opening night showcase and party on Friday,...

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