GWDC shows support for Cinemart
by Maria Thomson
Jan 21, 2015 | 1451 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Baby, it's cold outside. So cold that baby should stay home.

In Woodhaven, you don’t have to go out to shop for groceries. All you have to do is call in your list to the store of your choice and they will deliver your order to your home free of charge. This service is so valuable, especially in cold and snowy weather.

Recently, the only movie theater close by, Cinemart Cinemas, announced that if they did not get more patronage, they would have to close. This is a true small business, family owned and operated.

In order to help them, the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation is purchasing ten adult tickets and ten senior citizen tickets to distribute free of charge to the community. The movie that is now showing at the theater is American Sniper.

The GWDC hopes this will start a trend among other local organizations buying blocks of tickets to help this theater survive and flourish. The GWDC intends to do this for other movies in the future. Although this theater is not in Woodhaven, it is the closest to our community and we have to support it.

Our organization recently attended the Support Our NYPD rally at Queens Borough Hall to show appreciation and to thank them for the difficult deadly job they do. In other NYPD news, our 102nd Precinct received six officers from the recent graduating class. Thank you Commissioner Bratton.

Now continuing our GWDC and WBID Wish List for 2015:

8. The painting and complete renovation of our MTA J and Z stations.

9.The safe repair and reconstruction of the building at 79-18 Jamaica Avenue. This building collapsed more than two years ago, and the Woodhaven Business Improvement District wanted this property demolished. An agreement subsequently was made with the owner that the building would be reconstructed within 18 months.

This will take this project to January of 2016, barring weather delays. Our wish for this property is that the graffiti vandalism be cleaned off of the construction fences. Also that the lights under the overhang be lit through the night.

We have made the owner aware of these problems. We want this reconstruction period accelerated so that the Woodhaven Richmond Hill Ambulance Corps can be fully operational once more and the Woodhaven Senior Citizen Center can return.

Our true wish would be for this building’s demolition and senior housing built in its place with space for the senior center and the ambulance corps . We will be watching this location closely.

The GWDC is still offering home improvement loans if you qualify. Please call (718) 805-0202 for more information.

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

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