A 'wonderful' day in Woodhaven
by Maria Thomson
Oct 23, 2013 | 296 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation sponsored Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival 2013 this past Sunday. We had a great day, packed with many in attendance. The children enjoyed pony rides and the rock-climbing wall.

Their families enjoyed the musical groups, the main stage entertainment and all the good food in our neighborhood’s restaurants. Many sales were made from the local stores as well.

It was so satisfying to see Stephen Esposito, the president of the GWDC, our board, and our fantastic staff.

All about our “Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival 2013,” is in my next article.

The GWDC and the Woodhaven Business Improvement District debuted our new “Woodhaven Flag” (inspired by Joseph Volkens who created the first flag). It is very well made with quality material, stating, “Woodhaven: A Haven in the City,” established in 1844. The nice part of our flag is that it is small, so that you can tape it to your window and show your pride in our hometown.

These one of a kind flags are priced at $12 each, which is a small price to pay to display your Woodhaven pride.

Have you visited our new Woodhaven Library? It is newly renovated with additional computers and more. I want to send a big thanks to Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and Councilman Eric Ulrich, and their colleagues in the city council. Also, I would like to thank our Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall, who will be leaving us this year due to term limits.

Woodhaven thanks you for all of your support through the years. You will be missed.

In other news, the latest on the collapsed building at 78-19 Jamaica Ave. is that there is little to no progress made. It has also become a dumping ground for garbage. I would suggest that the only solution for this deteriorating location, and this negligent landlord, is that he should demolish the building.

On the bright side, the carousel landmarking will take place on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Please join us along with Councilwoman Crowley to celebrate.

Again, remember to read about our Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation sponsoring the “Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival 2013” in my next article. On our Woodhaven Day, God blessed us with a beautiful day. May God Bless Our Leaders, May God Bless Our Disabled Veterans and May God Bless America.
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