Ok, AM-NY, you came to my 'hood and then blew it big time.
City living: Maspeth
"Named for the Mespeatches Indians who once inhabited the area, Maspeth sits in the heart of Queens."
Maspeth sits on the Brooklyn-Queens border.
"Maspeth has no railroad or subway stops of its own, but shares the M station with Middle Village."
The Metropolitan Avenue station is 100% in Middle Village.
"Also nearby is the L train's Morgan Street stop, from which the Q57 bus goes straight to Grand Avenue."
Don't know anyone in Maspeth who takes the bus to the L but if they did, the Q57 goes down Flushing Avenue to the Jefferson Street stop, not the Morgan Avenue stop. How about the E, V, R and 7 trains? That's how most people get to Manhattan. Take the Q58 to Queens Blvd, the Q67 to LIC, or the Q18 to Roosevelt.
"One bedroom, one bath walking distance from 7 train, one block from Q67 bus stop: $1,100
Two bedroom, one bath located off Elliot Avenue next to Woodhaven Boulevard: $1,800
Three-bedroom apartment at 100th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard: $1,500"
The first one stretches the term "walking distance", the second is in Middle Village and the last one is on the other side of Queens...
"Local parks and playgrounds
There are many to choose from, and all promise a nice visit: Frontera Playground, at Brown Place, 69th St, and 58th Ave. Juniper Valley Park: Between Dry Harbor Road, Juniper Boulevard and Lutheran Avenue, in nearby Middle Village."
If there are many to choose from, why would we have to go to nearby Middle Village? Maurice Park and Rieff Park are the only other parks in the nabe that are not small dopey triangles next to the LIE.
"How has the neighborhood changes (sic) for the better?
There are a lot more cultural activities going on. The Maspeth Federal Savings bank does concerts and comedy shoes (sic) during the summer. There's always a Memorial Day parade that ends in the cemetery with a 40-gun salute."
The bank has always done this and we have always had the parade. It ends at the memorial square with a 21-gun salute. Great proofreading, by the way.
"And you can't miss Donovan's on 58th street, it's close to Woodside, but it's known for the best hamburger in NYC."
Donovan's is in Woodside on Roosevelt Avenue.
Then there's one of the dumbest statements I have ever read in print:
"I think we have three Cavalries. (sic) That's why the streets are so narrow. It's because they used to bring in the bodies on ox carts."