Our fleeting summer in Woodhaven
by Maria Thomson
Aug 08, 2014 | 423 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Here we are, after looking forward during the cold winter to the summer, it is so difficult to see the warmth of summer end too soon.

As I stated the history of our Woodhaven Business Improvement District (WBID) last week, I will continue with this additional information about your Avenue and its evolvement from the bad old days, since the inception of the WBID.

Your WBID, from Dexter Court to 100th Street only on Jamaica Avenue, pays for all of these services. They are sanitation and graffiti removal.

Your WBID cleans the sidewalks and streets seven days a week and removes the graffiti-vandalism (98 percent vandalism free). We also have our newly added service of pigeon poo removal.

We engage security for our promotions, marketing and promotion, also Christmas promotions and decorations all along our 25-block length of our Avenue. We are the only commercial strip that lights the complete WBID.

So we encourage you to shop locally on our “Everything” Jamaica Avenue WBID, where we are “Taking Care of Bidness.”

Our Businesses need you as their customer; the economy is not as good as you know, so please shop locally.

The prices are right, and the stores and businesses care about in Woodhaven, for they are willing to pay for all of the Services on our WBID for you and your families.

The WBID is the only BID in Community Board 9 and the only BID outside of the three in Jamaica in Southwest Queens.

Next week there will be some of the history of the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation, which offers graffiti vandalism removal and assistance to all businesses and stores and apartment buildings off of Jamaica Avenue and our Forest Parkway Plaza area.

The WBID also has a very low vacancy rate.

Also, don’t forget to water our street trees, and please leave your porch lights on. You can call our Office at 718 805-0202, our website is www.woodhavenbid.com, or on our Facebook page, facebook.com/woodhavenbid.

Collage of Pictures:

The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation contributed a collage of pictures of the NYPD officers killed on September 11 to the office of Queens Borough South at the 107th Precinct.

This picture will be placed on display with the other important NYPD pictures and memorabilia on display there.

It was made by GWDC director and photographer Gene McCauley. One of the two is on display at the Woodhaven’s 102nd Precinct -- presented to Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Patrol Borough South Queens Galen Frierson.

This historic NYPD memorabilia display of artifacts and pictures was originated by P.O. Joseph Marino, a fourth generation NYPD officer, and Sgt John Schroeder, a second generation NYPD officer.

This is truly a historic display of the NYPD uniforms, pictures and even badges through the years, but also sadly, the poignant pictures of every police officer killed in the line of duty.

Woodhaven WBID:

Since the Make Music New York was such a success, the WBID will sponsor an evening of music on Sat., Aug.16, 2014 from 6-8PM at the Forest Park Plaza Area. So come out and enjoy the live music of Plastic Soul.

Sadly a member of the GWDC Board of many years ago at its beginning, Peter DiAgostino has passed away.

Our prayers go out to his family.

Fly our American flags proudly above all others and wear your American flag lapel pins.

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

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