This past Saturday we spent an enjoyable time for a very important objective at Neir's Tavern at 87-48 78th Street in Woodhaven. This was a rally for the landmarking of this historical site.
This is not an easy task. It took the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation over 30 years to get the Forest Park Carousel, our "Jewel of Forest Park,” landmarked.
Many told me it would never happen, but as my dad always said sometimes "it takes the tenacity of a bulldog." So I kept being tenacious, and after four inches of paperwork including petitions, support letters and then finally the help of Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, it was accomplished.
A big thank you also to State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Assemblyman Michael Miller, Councilman Eric Ulrich and Borough President Melinda Katz for their support.
Now we are supporting the landmarking of Neir's Tavern. They have the community's support so we will do it, especially for owner Loycent Gordon, who deserves this landmarking as a reward for his love of this true neighborhood bar.
Call our office to find out more about postcards that can be sent to the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
And congratulations and lots of happiness to Loycent and Ayesha on the birth of their little son. Happy Mother's Day Ayesha!
Assemblyman Miller will be hosting on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Emanuel United Church of Christ at 91-12 91st Avenue a small business forum with numerous city agencies. Please try to attend.
Also, there is doo wop concert on Sunday, May 15, at noon at Woodhaven Manor at 96-01 Jamaica Avenue, and our Small Town Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, in Forest Park Plaza.
Now for the big reveal of the final honorees for the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation "Spring Into Woodhaven" Dinner Dance on Friday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Woodhaven Manor.
Our Woman of the Year is Borough President Katz and our Man of the Year is Sal Simonetti, chief of staff for Councilman Ulrich, in sincere appreciation of their concerted effort and assistance to the GWDC.
As mentioned in previous columns, Businessman of the Year is Victor Hui of Dexter Wine and Liquors, Business of the Year is Woodhaven Manor and owners Mandeep Singh and Sangita M. Patel, and our Special Recognition Award goes to Deputy Inspector Deodat Urprasad, commanding officer of the 102nd Precinct.
Tickets for this fundraiser are only $65. Call our office for reservations. It should be, as always, a great evening. Attend and enjoy!
Remember to fly your American flags proudly above all others and with respect. May God bless our armed forces, may God bless our disabled veterans, may God bless our NYPD, and may God bless our America.