Woodhaven organizations, including the Woodhaven Business Improvement District and the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation, are fed up with the collapsed building at 78-19 Jamaica Avenue, which still has barricades around it.
The WBID has painted these barricades constantly, and also made sure that the lights under the sidewalk covering have been in working condition. It has been more than four years, how long will this repair take?
Tear it down and build a senior housing for our elderly that do not want to leave Woodhaven.
We were advised that the city is busing in homeless from other neighborhoods to the drop-in homeless center in the old Dallis Coffee building because we do not have enough homeless people of our own.
The biggest and best family street festival in Queens will take place on Sunday, October 1, from noon to 6 p.m. on Jamaica Avenue from 80th Street to Woodhaven Boulevard.
There will be pony rides, games, antique cars, vendors with unique products, and bargains in Woodhaven's great stores. The entertainment will be country-and-western music from Mary Lamont and rock and roll from Solid State Band, Plastic Soul and Blu Sykyee.
The special feature again this year will be The Malaysian Lion Dancers of Lunar New Year fame and exotic dancers from India.
Come by the GWDC/WBID table in front of 84-01 Jamaica Avenue, where we will be distributing free American flags, flag pins and other giveaways. Or purchase an original Woodhaven Flag for $12 or a beautiful picture of a Forest Park Carousel horse painted by Constance Del Vecchio Maltese for $7.
Please have some good thoughts for sun on October 1. This day is a great showcase for a great community.
I have noted many American flags being flown throughout our Woodhaven community, please add your house to one of those that is proudly flying the flag.
May God bless our leaders, may God bless our armed forces, may God bless our disabled veterans, may God bless the NYPD and police officers everywhere, and may God bless our America.