More Woodhaven wishes for 2016
by Maria Thomson
Jan 12, 2016 | 2961 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The weather is still nice considering we are in January, but as long as there is no snow I know that we’ll all be happy. Through it all, know that there is one dependable force that we can count on: the Sanitation Department.

They are always there for us. When the ball drops on New Year's Eve at Times Square and we are into the next year and everyone has left to party elsewhere or go home, our Sanitation Department is there.

On the first day of the new year, it is so clean that you would never know the biggest party in the world had taken place. If there is a monumental clean-up or a snowstorm, or NY's Strongest are there.

Woodhaven is so fortunate that we have these men and women, many who live among us, working on our behalf.

Now back to our GWDC/WBID 2016 Wish List:

5. The purchase of two signs to be placed on Dexter Court and at 100th Street. These two-sided signs will state when you enter Woodhaven and when you leave. This will differentiate our area of Jamaica Avenue. It has always been our aim to make our stretch of Jamaica Avenue stand out as clean and free of graffiti with a variety of vibrant stores and businesses on our Everything Avenue.

Sometimes we tend to take Jamaica Avenue for granted and that this is just like any other commercial strip, but this is not so. Our avenue is special and our appearance and activities are special. So Woodhaven be proud.

6. Unisex bathroom facilities at the Forest Park Carousel with bars installed for the disabled.

7. More cleaning of the comfort facilities at Victory Field.

8. The enclosure of the Forest Park Carousel with temperature control so it can operate year-round. This will increase revenue for the concessionaire and for the Parks Department.

I will be attending the community board meeting, where the board will discuss the proposed Select Bus Service (SBS) for Woodhaven Boulevard. This proposal will eliminate left turns on to Jamaica Avenue, placing all delivery trucks, vans and cars onto our residential streets, taking potential shoppers from the WBID, which will affect Woodhaven’s economy and erode our tax base. I will report on this meeting next week.

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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