Back to Woodhaven's Wish List for 2015
by Maria Thomson
Jan 07, 2015 | 2000 views | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The winter of 2015 has arrived and it is cold, but no snow yet. As you remember, last year by now there were four snowstorms.

So before the snow arrives do some local shopping. Splurge on yourself, buy something nice or maybe buy an additional gift for a loved one. There are after-holiday bargains galore on Jamaica Avenue, your “Everything Avenue.” So take advantage of these many sales.

The minimum wage was raised from $8 an hour to $8.75 This increase will be a hardship on our small businesses and mom-and-pop stores. It may lead to less hiring and a reduction in hours, but this is the law.

I have more information regarding security positions available at our office. Please call (718) 805-0202 and we will mail you a job listing.

Now more on our GWDC/WBID Wish List 2015:

4. Six more benches to be installed on Jamaica Avenue. This installation of new benches has been proposed for various locations. In 2013, two businesses responded and had two benches installed free of charge by the city. Hopefully, more locations will request these benches in 2015.

5. The securing of an elevator for the Woodhaven Boulevard subway station. This elevator would assist the disabled and elderly with easy access to the J and Z elevated lines.

6. The return of the NYPD Mounted Troop G Unit to the 102nd Precinct. The return of the unit was on our wish list since they were removed. Having Mounted Troop G within our 102nd Precinct would make it available to patrol Forest Park.

Next week I will continue our Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation and the Woodhaven Business Improvement District Wish List for 2015.

With the passing of “Little Christmas” we start turning off the bright lights of the Christmas Holiday Season, and take down our decorations and put away our Santa hats until next year.

The WBID hopes that you enjoyed all the amenities and activities offered to our residents and shoppers. There was the Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony in Forest Parkway Plaza, Santa riding along Jamaica Avenue in our vintage sleigh and taking pictures with the young and young at heart, the avenue music, special WBID Security and the Jamaica Avenue trolley.

This past weekend again there was a funeral and internment at Cypress Hills Cemetery, for the second assassinated officer, Wenjian Liu. NYPD helicopters could be heard above our homes once more. The tears flowed freely and the pain of his bride of two months, now his widow, was heart wrenching.

Again, the Family of Blue from throughout the country were there to support his family and cry with them and us. We, the citizens of New York City, will give our police officers the support and strength they need to do this difficult and dangerous job.

May God bless our armed forces and disabled veterans, may God bless our NYPD and may God bless our America.

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