Community Board 5 to host virtual meeting next week


Community Board 5 will hold its monthly meeting next week to discuss adjusting permit requirements for health-related businesses and allowing sidewalk restaurants and cafes to remain open. 

The board that represents Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village and Glendale will meet Wednesday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. over Zoom.

The Department of City Planning is proposing new rules to ease restrictions for gyms, martial arts studios spas and other health-related businesses. The current permit process can be costly and extensive, hurting small businesses.