Also, parking drivers were accepting free quarters and a flyer from WBID aides stating that the first 15 minutes of parking was on the WBID, and thank you for shopping Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue.
Our handsome fluffy white Easter bunny took many pictures with smiling children in their wool hats and scarfs. So, in spite of the weather this WBID Easter promotion made many happy, especially the little tiger and lion-faced children and saved our shoppers many quarters.
In spite of the weather, there were 110 free pictures taken with our fluffy bunny at our Forest Parkway Plaza. Also, there were 100 quarters distributed along our Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue. The WBID also had clowns painting faces and distributing balloons.
Then the musical group Plastic Soul warmed up our shoppers with their toe-tapping songs. It was a cold but fun day.
The shopping on our Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue - The Everything Avenue - is brisk, for our avenue has such bargains and so many choices. The prices are also very reasonable, especially for New York City,with our high cost of living.
Did you know that Queens cost of living is 54 percent higher than the national average? We trail in high cost only Manhattan, Brooklyn, Honolulu and San Francisco, according to the Council for Community and Economic Research. So spend your money in your community on your Jamaica Avenue and pay low prices, save money and keep your money in your community.
Buy special clothing or that special dress and shiny patent leather shoes for Easter Sunday - hopefully warm enough for Easter bonnets.
Now mark your calendars for our Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation meeting on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle's 88th Street Cafeteria, which will be very informative with very interesting guests. A Metropolitan Transportation Authority representative will speak in regard to our Jamaica Avenue elevated train and the progress of its painting, repair and our Woodhaven train stations.
There will also be a NYPD Transit police officer there to speak about security on our J train. A representative from the NYPD will be in attendance to record for the Police Department database your iPads and iPhones serial numbers.
At this holy and joyous time, may we wish you and your families a Happy Easter and a Joyful Passover. May God bless our leaders, may God bless our armed forces and coalition forces, and may God bless America.