Woodhaven is cooling off
by Maria Thomson
Jul 24, 2013 | 577 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The very unhealthy heat wave has now broken,

I am so pleased to see the low 85-degree temperatures. Hopefully it will stay at this tolerable level for the remainder of the summer. Our WBID periodically distributes quarters to parking cars on our Avenue to thank those who shop our Jamaica Avenue. The WBID appreciates that you shop locally in our stores and businesses that care.

In my last year’s article I stated that a newly proposed massive skate park was announced. This 10,350 square foot park will be located on Atlantic Avenue and 95th Avenue between 88th and 89th Street in Ozone Park in the London Plane Tree Park. I also mentioned that there would be basketball courts, adult fitness equipment, a walking path, shrubs and a sitting area. This park was officially opened this on June 21.

I had commented last year that I always marveled at the physical art and demands of skateboarding. I had at one time come upon a skateboarding documentary “Dogtown and Z Boys.” It’s all about skateboarding in California and where great young skateboarders, skated in emptied pools. Watch it if you see it listed because it is very enlightening.

Thanks should go to Borough President Helen Marshall and Councilman Eric Ulrich for jointly funding this excellent project. This is a great asset to our community.

Now that the heat has been turned down, more of our Woodhavenites are out and about. On our Woodhaven Business Improvement District more shoppers are on our Jamaica Avenue. There are so many stores to shop in many respected professional services available all on our “Everything Avenue.”

. Congratulations to our own Falcon International Karate Do Association, their 2013 USA Team representing New York City and the United States in the International Cup (Junior Olympics) brought home a total of 24 medals, three gold, eight silver and thirteen bronze. They were honored by Councilman Ulrich and the City Council at City Hall.

Notes: The Small Business Administration will be sponsoring Financial Literacy Seminars 2013, in English with Chinese Translation on Friday July 26, from 2:00- 4:00 P.M. and Friday August 29th from 2:00-4:00 P.M. at N.Y.Life 39-02 Main Street, 2nd Floor Flushing NY 11354.

Remember-Water the street trees in front of your homes or businesses.

Events at George Seuffert Bandshell in Forest Park. Thursday July 25, 7:30 P.M. Stayin’ Alive An exciting musical tribute to the Bee Gees! George Seuffert Bandshell Sponsored by Ridgewood Savings Bank. Sunday July 28, 5:00 P.M. Queens Symphony Orchestra Enjoy a presentation of Verdi’s opera “Rigoletto” George Seuffert Bandshell. Events in Highland Park (near Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street) Wednesday, July 24, 7:00 P.M. Swing Sabroso Dance along to the rhythmic sounds of this dynamic Salsa band. Wednesday, July 31, 7:00 P.M. Sonido Libre Experience the excitement of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia and Mambo.

Coming to Woodhaven’s Business Improvement District: the installation of a strong far ranging N.Y.P.D. Argus survelliance camera. This additional police security for our Jamaica Avenue was funded by our Councilman Eric Ulrich.

Finally, State Senator Joseph Addabbo is co-sponsoring a bill to ensure the proper burial of all Veterans remains. This bill will ensure that Veterans remains abandoned or are otherwise unclaimed by a friend or relative will have a proper dignified burial. For these brave men and women remember to 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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