A brighter Woodhaven
by Maria Thomson
Jul 16, 2014 | 445 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The one prediction that is made that you can’t take as fact is a weather forecast. The weathermen try, but sometimes it doesn’t compute. This week’s weather is a perfect example of them getting it right.

Who would think in the middle of July, we’d have a deluge of rain, wind and again flooding. Usually this happens as part of a hurricane or summer storm later in the year, but here it is as predicted. I hope that you all are okay and the only effect that the storm had on you were cancelled plans.

The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation and the Woodhaven Business Improvement District received great news. It was from Borough President Melinda Katz, who made capital grants to groups in Queens and we were included.

This funding is for new LED high-velocity lighting on our WBID on Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue from Dexter Court to 100th Street. This lighting will have a very positive psychological effect on residents coming home on the J Line from work. Also those that want to do some after work shopping.

This new bright lighting will afford all additional security. Another part of this amount will be dedicated to adding trees or planting on Woodhaven Boulevard, Forest Parkway and along Jamaica Avenue. This will enhance and beautify our Woodhaven. Our GWDC and our WBID thank her for this generous grant that will benefit our Woodhaven’s shopping strip and our Woodhaven community.

On a side note, the New York University Furman Center Stud namedWoodahven along with three other communities as being the 2nd most diverse in Queens

Since our Make Music New York was such an enjoyable event, our WBID will be planning another musical evening soon. I will let you know when. Also look for the WBID-sponsored trolley return for “Back to School Sales” promotion.

At the Seuffert Bandshell at Forest Park on Thursday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. Pasofino will be playing. At Highland Park on July 23 at 6 p.m. there will be a performance by Sister Rain and Brother Sun.

Sadly, again we have lost a great leader and hero. The dedicated and decorated Vietnam veteran Pat Toro passed away. Pat was an advocate for Vietnam veterans and other veterans. Our condolences to his family and to the veterans that he was so devoted to. Taken too young, he will be missed.

Remember, fly our American flags proudly above all others and wear your American flag lapel pins. If you want a free lapel pin, call our Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation office at (718) 805-0202.

May God bless our leaders, may God bless our armed forces that preserve our freedom and disabled veterans that have sacrificed so much for our freedom, and may God bless our America

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