Summer shopping in Woodhavne
by Maria Thomson
Jul 23, 2014 | 2102 views | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Our WBID periodically as you probably know distributes quarters to parking cars on our avenue paying for the first 15 minutes. Also, we give out a flyer from the WBID to thank those who shop our Jamaica Avenue. The WBID appreciates that you shop locally in our stores and businesses that care.

On our Woodhaven Business Improvement District, more shoppers are on our Jamaica Avenue even in the heat of the Summer. There are so many stores to shop in and many respected professional services available. So do your shopping on Jamaica Avenue, please keep your money in Woodhaven.

No new Police Officers for 102nd Precinct. Sorry to state that Woodhaven’s 102nd Precinct received zero new police officers from the recent graduating class. This is unfortunate, for the 102nd Precinct could use additional police officers.

Our Deputy Inspector Henry Sautner is doing a great job with the numbers he has, but he could always use more police officers at our 102nd Precinct. The 102nd Precinct covers Woodhaven, parts of Ozone Park and Richmond Hill and Kew Gardens.

It is so heartening to see so many sitting on the benches in our Forest Parkway Plaza area. It is a great place to sit and rest while shopping. Also, just to sit and watch the bustling on our Jamaica Avenue. This seating is especially enjoyed by apartment dwellers who do not have backyards.

These benches on both sides of Forest Parkway are built with funding secured by the GWDC from our elected officials with the WWII Memorial as its focal point.

Our Woodhaven Library, as you probably know, was chosen as a Pre-K School site. This will require many changes to the building to accommodate these little ones. I know that it has been stated that this construction will not affect the library programs and operation. I will advise as I am made aware of more information on this Project.

Recently, I read of one of the few Port Authority police officers that had survived the terrorist attack of September 11 was retiring. This Lt. David Lim is a K-9 officer that lost his dog Sirius on that fateful day.

Sometime after 9/11, I was at LaGuardia Airport for a meeting, and I saw Lt. Lim on patrol there with his new canine. I spoke to him and I thanked him and extended my heartfelt sadness for his losing his partner who died in the line of duty, they are both heroes. I wish him and his new partner a long healthy retirement.

As I travel around our Woodhaven, I have noticed our American flags flying proudly on some blocks more than others. If you need a free American flag to fly or a free flag pin to wear, please call our office at (718) 805-0202.

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