Woodhaven news and notes
by Maria Thomson
Apr 11, 2017 | 343 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Now that the weather has cleared for good, the Woodhaven Business Improvement District on Jamaica Avenue from Dexter Court to 100th Street is starting to get busy.

With the warm weather, everyone is out and about walking our "Everything Avenue," window-shopping and buying.

Woodhaven is such a wonderful community, with transportation to Manhattan or to Long Island via train or bus. Also, you can walk down to the avenue and buy anything you need. Many of these stores also deliver to your homes, if requested.

New trees will be planted on 93rd Avenue, 86th Road, and 88th, 87th, 82nd, 78th and 83rd streets. There will be 55 trees in total.

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month, and there is a new proposal that animal care be moved from the Health Department to a new Department of Animal Welfare with a no-kill policy, as well as the opening of five state-of-the-art shelters in each borough modeled after the City of Austin.

Two proposals for the 3.5-mile abandoned rail line that runs through Woodhaven and Forest Park are back in the news.

The Queensway is modeled after The High Line in Manhattan, which is needed because there is a lack of green open space there, but we here in Queens have the 538-acre Forest Park.

As to the railway, a busway would bring the same opportunity for transportation without the accompanying disturbance and damage to the quality of life of our Woodhaven homeowners.

The Forest Park Carousel, which the GWDC fought so hard to get landmarked, is now open. Call (718) 788-2676 for hours.

To all of our Jewish friends and neighbors, I hope that you had a Happy Passover and enjoyed a nice visit with the WBID Easter Bunny and other activities at our Spring Promotion last Saturday.

May we also wish for this Sunday a joyous and blessed Easter.

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.
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