The WBID, comprised of local store and business owners, do so much to keep you shopping locally. The WBID contributes funds for holiday lights and music from Dexter Court to 100th Street. WBID streets will be clean as always and 99% graffiti free.
To give our local shopping a boost, Saturday, November 25, has been designated "Small Business Saturday," and we are encouraging you to shop locally.
So with the holidays fast approaching, this Saturday shop locally and eat out or order in from one of the great Jamaica Avenue restaurants, all within walking distance. So save gas and find anything you need on Jamaica Avenue.
There was one City Council race that was not resolved as of last week. It was between Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and Robert Holden, who were separated by Holden's lead of only 133 votes.
On November 16, the councilwoman conceded in the race. Now Woodhaven has a new City Council representative in Robert Holden.
Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley served us well, renovating Mary Whalen Playground and many other areas of Forest Park. She was also supportive and assisted the GWDC/WBID in all of our concerns.
The GWDC had been pursuing the landmarking of the Forest Park Carousel, the Jewel of Forest Park, for 30 years. If it were not for Councilwoman Crowley, it would have never happened. She supported us and we got it done.
Councilwoman Crowley served us well and was an excellent elected official, and we know that she will be successful in any endeavor she pursues. The GWDC/WBID also congratulates Robert Holden and will work with him to our mutual benefit.
Staff is now planning the WBID-sponsored holidays activities. Forest Parkway Plaza will have the beautiful artificial tree we had last year. So mark your calendar for Friday, December 1, for the Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony with costumed characters and the distribution of Santa hats.
And join us on Saturday December 2, at noon to march with us in the Welcome Santa to Woodhaven Parade.
Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving, we here in America have much to be thankful for. Fly our American flag proudly above all others.
May God bless our armed forces, may God bless our disabled veterans, may God bless our leaders, may God bless our NYPD and police officers everywhere, and may God bless our America.