Woodhaven’s Grapevine – Volume # 123

October 17, 2014 by
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  • Our Top Stories
    • Next Town Hall – TOMORROW SATURDAY AT NOON
    • Woodhaven Celebration – THANK YOU!
    • Radio Free Woodhaven Friday 
    • WRBA Dance Journal
  • Local Events
    • Forest Park Fall Festival (sponsored by Eric Ulrich) TOMORROW 10/18 
    • Wonderful Woodhaven Street Fair SUNDAY 10/19
    • Forest Park Dog Run Halloween Costume Contest 10/25
    • American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Luncheon 10/26
    • Woodhaven History Research Group 10/28
    • Free Historical Society Lecture on Folk and Popular Music 10/29
    • Emanuel’s Fall Fair 11/15
    • Defensive Driving Class 11/22
    • Senior Shows – 11/26
  • News & Announcements

    • WRBA Calls Out Sanitation on Unfair Tickets
    • Eric Ulrich’s Graffiti Initiative (Video)
    • SSNDEC Woodhaven Featured on NY1
    • Queens Restaurant Month – Congrats to Neir’s Tavern
    • Emanuel’s Blessing of the Pets (Video)
    • Queens Struggles for a Catch Phrase
    • Participatory Budgeting Is Here Again
    • WDHVN 11421 T-Shirts Available
    • WRBA Membership Drive

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** Our Top Stories:

** Next Town Hall Meeting - TOMORROW – SATURDAY – Our next Town hall meeting is Saturday, October 18th at 12 Noon at the American Legion (89-02 91st street). Click here for a story about last meeting, at which the latest attack in Forest Park was discussed.
 
** Woodhaven Celebration - A great many thanks to everyone who came out to last week’s Woodhaven Dinner Dance & Celebration. Click here for pictures and video of the evening’s festivities.  It’s was a great evening – made extra special by the presence of all our friends and neighbors. Click here to read more about it.
** Radio Free Woodhaven Friday – Click here Friday at 10 PM to listen to Woodhaven’s Only LIVE Radio Show.  Catch up on the latest news in Woodhaven – Call in to speak with the host at  (646) 378-1612.
** WRBA Dance Journal – Each year, the WRBA produces a journal for its dinner dance. The journal looks back on the past 12 months, pays tribute to our honorees, and includes many ads from businesses and sponsors — click here to take a few moments to look through this year’s WRBA Journal. And please take note of the businesses that supported our community by taking out an ad in this year’s journal. Return the favor – support these businesses – and please thank them the next time you are doing business with them.  Without their support, much of what the WRBA does would not be possible.
** Upcoming Events:

** Forest Park Fall Festival (sponsored by Eric Ulrich) – The Forest Park Fall Festival will be held TOMORROW – SATURDAY Saturday, October 18, from noon to 3 p.m. Click here to see last year’s event which was very well received.  The fall festival is for families and will include crafts, entertainment, pumpkin patch, face painting, games and recreational activities.Click here for the flyer for this event.   IMPORTANT: The WRBA will have a table at  the Fall Festival – make sure you stop by and say hello, you might get a surprise.
** Wonderful Woodhaven Street Fair - This year’s Street Fair, brought to you by the WBID/GWDC, will be held on Sunday, October 19, from noon to 6 p.m. on Jamaica Avenue from Woodhaven Boulevard to 80th Street. The WRBA will be out in front of the office (84-20 Jamaica Avenue) selling WDHVN-11421 T-Shirts. The Woodhaven Historical Society will also be at the same spot selling Woodhaven History books, the Woodhaven Ambulance Corps will be there giving away free blood pressure checks and representatives from the Woodhaven Senior Center and the School Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Center for Women will also be with us. Please stop by and say hello!

** Forest Park Dog Run Halloween Costume Contest – The Annual K-9 Korral Dog Run Halloween Costume Contest for Dogs will be held on October 25th from 1 to 3 p.m. at 85th Street and Park Lane South.  Free refreshments will be served.  Judging begins at 2 p.m. and the WRBA’s Ed Wendell will be serving as one of the judges.  $5 entry fee for non-members, free for members (bring your membership cards).  Bobbing for Hot Dogs contest 2:45 p.m. Fun event to watch, click here for last year’s highlights.  For info call Charlotte: 917 337-7613.
 
** American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Luncheon – Come celebrate Past Commander John Lawless and Past President Loretta Phillips with the New Commander and President, Hector Johnson and Jennifer Farley. This will be held on Sunday, October 26th from 1 PM to 5 PM at the American Legion (89-02 91st street). You’ll get a Family Style Dinner (Turkey and Roast Beef, mashed Potato & Gravy and all the trimmings, beer, wine, soda, coffee and dessert! Plus, dancing with DJ Richie! $30 per person, call Jennifer (718-296-3923or Loretta (718-843-1292) to buy tickets.
** Woodhaven History Research Group – The first meeting will of the newly formed Woodhaven History Research Group will take place on Tuesday, October 28th at 7 PM at The Avenue Diner (91-06 Jamaica Avenue). This group (part of the Woodhaven Historical Society) will methodically search the archives available to us to build a historical database of names, addresses and other pieces of interesting information about our community. Who knows where this research will take us? What hidden and long-forgotten tales of Woodhaven’s past will we uncover? To RSVP, or to contact in case you would like more information, please email projectwoodhaven@gmail.com.
 
** Free Lecture on NYC in Folk and Popular Music – On Wednesday, October 29th the Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society presents a free lecture by Robert L. Cohen entitled “Oh What a Charming City: NYC in Folk and Popular Song.”  Mr. Cohen was a guest last year and was very well received. The lecture begins at 1 PM at Emanuel United Church of Christ. Note: At 1 PM on November 12th the WCHS will host the very popular Trash or Treasure Appraiser Eddie Costello.
** Emanuel’s Fall Fair – Vendors galore, books, nick-nacks, raffles and prizes — Saturday, November 15th, all day long, Emanuel United Church of Christ, corner of 91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard.
** Defensive Driving Class Completion of DMV-approved defensive driving classes can provide you with a 10% reduction on your automobile insurance.  There will be a National Safety Council Defensive Driving Class held on Saturday, November 22nd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Emanuel United Church of Christ (91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard).  Reservations are required; please call 718-849-1153 and leave name and phone number.  Cost for this one-day course is $35.  Breakfast, light refreshments, snacks, coffee will be provided; you must bring your own lunch
 
** Senior Shows – Astoria Bank is supporting the tenth season of shows for senior citizens at Once Upon A Time Inc., 87-61 111th Street, Richmond Hill with two holiday specials to kickoff the season. The first will be Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” on Wednesday, November 26, at 10 AM. The second will be a muscal version of “A Christmas Carol” on Thursday, December 11 at 10 AM. All tickets are only $5 and may be reserved by calling Mark at 718-846-9182

** News & Announcements:
** WRBA Calls Sanitation Out On Unfair Tickets – The WRBA recently issued a call for the DSNY to stop issuing unfair tickets in the middle of the night when home and store owners are not even aware garbage has been dumped there. The story made several papers (see here and here for examples). And you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for more coverage – it would be a “shame” if you missed it!
** Eric Ulrich’s Graffiti Initiative – For the past few years, Councilman Eric Ulrich has had a program to remove graffiti from buildings – and this past week there was a press conference to bring attention to a new push of the 25K program. Click here for some pictures and a really neat video showing graffiti being washed away. Bonus coverage in the Leader here and you can read more about it in the Times Newsweekly.
 
** SSNDEC Featured on NY1 – The School Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Center was recently featured on NY1, click here to see it (Time Warner subscribers only). And they were also featured on the Spanish language version of NY1 (click here).
 
** Congratulations to Neir’s Tavern - This is Queens Restaurant Month and we’re very happy and proud that Queens Boro President Melinda Katz chose to kick it off here in Woodhaven at Neir’s Tavern & Steakhouse. Follow Neir’s on Facebook here.
** Emanuel’s Blessing of the Pets - It was a dark and stormy morning – so the annual blessing of the pets at Emanuel United Church of Christ was moved indoors – we were there and took pictures and video.
** Queens Struggles for a Catch PhraseClick here for a fun article looking for a catch phrase for the new Welcome to Queens signs.  Anyone have any good ideas out there?
** Participatory Budgeting is Approaching – Last year was our first crack at PB; this year we get a second chance.  To review how we got started last year and for an explanation of Participatory Budgeting, click here.  Interested in being a part of this?  Want to help decide how a million dollars should get spent?  Email us and let us know you’d like to play a bigger role.
 
** WDHVN 11421 T-Shirts Available – For the past few years, the WRBA has sold the very popular WDHVN 11421 T-Shirts at the Street Fair.  We have a limited supply of leftover stock – if you are interested you can order them here (on a first ordered-first served basis).  Click here to order.
** WRBA Membership Drive – Many thanks to everyone who signed up as new members or renewed their existing memberships. Our drive for new memberships and renewals continues.  If you want to renew or sign-up online, click here.


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WRBA 2014 Dinner Dance Journal

October 14, 2014 by

Each year, the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association produces a journal for its dinner dance. The journal looks back on the past 12 months, pays tribute to our honorees, and includes many ads from businesses and sponsors — take a few moments to look through this year’s WRBA Journal:

And please take note of the businesses that supported our community by taking out an ad in this year’s journal. Return the favor – support these businesses – and please thank them the next time you are doing business with them.  Without their support, much of what the WRBA does would not be possible.

To all of our sponsors – THANK YOU!

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Woodhaven’s Grapevine – Volume # 122

October 3, 2014 by
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  • Our Top Stories
    • Last Chance – Woodhaven Celebration Dinner
    • Thank You – Pasta Dinner Results
    • Next Town Hall
    • Radio Free Woodhaven Friday 
  • Local Events
    • Jamaica Avenue Trolley 10/4
    • Blessing of the Pets 10/4
    • Classic Car Show Forest Park 10/5
    • Cemetery Cleanup 10/11
    • Veterans Town Hall 10/15
    • Forest Park Fall Festival (sponsored by Eric Ulrich) 10/18 
    • Wonderful Woodhaven Street Fair 10/19
    • Poetry/Spoken Word Artistry at Neir’s Tavern 10/23
    • Forest Park Dog Run Halloween Costume Contest 10/25
    • Emanuel’s Fall Fair 11/15
    • Defensive Driving Class 11/22
  • News & Announcements

    • Visitors to the Carousel
    • Large Sinkhole in Forest Park
    • Caution – Grand Larceny
    • Suspect Sought in Groping
    • LaLance Grosjean Factory – A History Lesson
    • Community Board 9 PSA
    • Lewis’ – Where Everything Was Sold
    • Participatory Budgeting Is Here Again
    • WDHVN 11421 T-Shirts Available
    • WRBA Membership Drive
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** Our Top Stories:

** Woodhaven Celebration – Last Chance to Get Tickets – The WRBA’s Annual Fundraiser/Celebration is scheduled for NEXT Friday, October 10th (that’s 10/10 — easy to remember!) and will be held this year at Roma View Catering. Dinner is a full salad station and homemade rolls and focaccia with a buffet including Baked Ziti, Occhetta Bolognese (meat sauce), Stuffed Mushrooms, Eggplant Rollatini, Chicken Francese, Veal Marsala, Beef Teriyaki, Rice Pilaf (Wild Rice with Peas & Prosciutto) and Shrimp Oreganata. Afterwards there will be fresh brewed coffee and tea, cake with strawberry shortcake filling and free beer, wine and soda at your table. Tickets are $65 each – click here to purchase tickets. No tickets will be sold after Monday (or if we reach capacity, whichever comes first).
 
** Thank You - A big thank you to all of the residents that bought tickets and made donations for the fundraiser for the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps. The evening was a fun success (pics and video coming soon) and together we all raised over 3K for the Corps. Well done!
** Next Town Hall Meeting - Our next Town hall meeting is Saturday, October 18th at 12 Noon at the American Legion (89-02 91st street). Click here for a story about last meeting, at which the latest attack in Forest Park was discussed.
** Radio Free Woodhaven FridayClick here Friday at 10 PM to listen to Woodhaven’s Only LIVE Radio Show.  Catch up on the latest news in Woodhaven – Call in to speak with the host at  (646) 378-1612.

** Upcoming Events:

** Jamaica Avenue Trolley - There will be a trolley on Jamaica Avenue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 4th, courtesy of the Woodhaven Business Improvement District.
** Blessing of the Pets - Emanuel United Church of Christ will hold their annual Blessing of the Pets on Saturday, October 4, starting at 11 a.m. Bring your dogs, cats, birds, turtles, etc. for a blessing at Emanuel (91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard). Click here for cute pictures of pets from last year, and previous year’s blessings.
** Classic Car Show in Forest Park – East Coast Car Association – Sunday, October 5th from 9AM to 3 PM.  Classic Cars, Trucks, Tow Truck & Motorcycles, The FDNY Fire and Safety Unit, Free Children’s Face painting by Brittany Fernandez, Free Balloons for the Children – all donations go directly to St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children in Bayside Queens. The Toy Run is on 11-16-2014 from Forest Park (see www.eccatoysfortots.org for more information).
** Cemetery Cleanup 10/11 – The Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society along with STA’s Woodhaven History Club and All Saints will be holding their 4th Cemetery Cleanup on Saturday October 11th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Click here to see pics and video from the August Cleanup. Volunteers are welcome and needed.
** Veterans Town Hall – All local Veterans in the area are invited to a Veterans Town Hall hosted by Assemblyman Mike Miller and Councilman Eric Ulrich on Wednesday October 15, 2014 from 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at American Legion Post 118 89-02 91st Street in Woodhaven. Among those in attendance will be Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Loree Sutton, Representatives from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and various Veterans Services Organizations.
** Forest Park Fall Festival (sponsored by Eric Ulrich) – The Forest Park Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 18, from noon to 3 p.m. Click here to see last year’s event which was very well received.  The fall festival is for families and will include crafts, entertainment, pumpkin patch, face painting, games and recreational activities.Click here for the flyer for this event.   IMPORTANT: Volunteers are needed to help with the kids with crafts, at the pumpkin patch and recreational areas, as well as set up and break down of the event. If you would like to part of the volunteers, please contact us.
** Wonderful Woodhaven Street Fair - This year’s Street Fair, brought to you by the WBID/GWDC, will be held on Sunday, October 19, from noon to 6 p.m. on Jamaica Avenue from Woodhaven Boulevard to 80th Street.

** Forest Park Dog Run Halloween Costume Contest – The Annual K-9 Korral Dog Run Halloween Costume Contest for Dogs will be held on October 25th from 1 to 3 p.m. at 85th Street and Park Lane South.  Free refreshments will be served.  Judging begins at 2 p.m. and the WRBA’s Ed Wendell will be serving as one of the judges.  $5 entry fee for non-members, free for members (bring your membership cards).  Bobbing for Hot Dogs contest 2:45 p.m. Fun event to watch, click here for last year’s highlights.  For info call Charlotte: 917 337-7613.
** Emanuel’s Fall Fair – Vendors galore, books, nick-nacks, raffles and prizes — Saturday, November 15th, all day long, Emanuel United Church of Christ, corner of 91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard.
** Defensive Driving Class Completion of DMV-approved defensive driving classes can provide you with a 10% reduction on your automobile insurance.  There will be a National Safety Council Defensive Driving Class held on Saturday, November 22nd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Emanuel United Church of Christ (91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard).  Reservations are required; please call 718-849-1153 and leave name and phone number.  Cost for this one-day course is $35.  Breakfast, light refreshments, snacks, coffee will be provided; you must bring your own lunch
** News & Announcements:
** Visitors to the Carousel - Over 200 members of the National Carousel Association visited the Forest Park Carousel last week, click here to read about it.
 
** Large Sinkhole in Forest Park – Remember the giant sinkhole in Forest Park (Click here and here)? Well, the sidewalk is now completely closed and plans to have this dangerous eyesore fixed are underway (click here and here).
** Caution: Grand Larceny – Read and Share – An 89-year old woman was the victim of an ancient scam in the 102nd Precinct – click here to read what happened.
** Suspect Sought in Groping – As we go to press with this, we see news that a woman was groped in Woodhaven – as of this writing, we do not know where. Click here for more information.
** LaLance-Grosjean FactoryHere’s a nice little history lesson about the Clocktower Factory on Atlantic Avenue.
** Community Board 9 PSA – CB9 has a PSA running on Queens Public Access Television starring CB9 Board member (and WRBA Director of Communications) Alexander Blenkinsopp. Click here to see it.
** Lewis’ – Where Everything Was SoldClick here to read about the Woodhaven hall of Fame entry this year, Lewis’ of Woodhaven.
** Participatory Budgeting is Approaching – Last year was our first crack at PB; this year we get a second chance.  To review how we got started last year and for an explanation of Participatory Budgeting, click here.  Interested in being a part of this?  Want to help decide how a million dollars should get spent?  Email us and let us know you’d like to play a bigger role.
 
** WDHVN 11421 T-Shirts Available – For the past few years, the WRBA has sold the very popular WDHVN 11421 T-Shirts at the Street Fair.  We have a limited supply of leftover stock – if you are interested you can order them here (on a first ordered-first served basis).  Click here to order.
** WRBA Membership Drive – Many thanks to everyone who signed up as new members or renewed their existing memberships. Our drive for new memberships and renewals continues.  If you want to renew or sign-up online, click here.

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Grand Larceny – Read This, Share This – Be Careful!

October 2, 2014 by
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I am writing you on behalf of Deputy Inspector Sautner, to inform you and make you aware of a crime which occurred on September 29, 2014 within the confines of the 102nd precinct. The victim of this particular scam was an 89 year old Hispanic woman. At approximately 11:00 a.m., the victim was approached by two perpetrators at the intersection of 107th Street and Jamaica Avenue. The first perpetrator is described as a well dressed light skin male Hispanic, approximately 50 years old, with short curly black hair, brown eyes, about 6 feet in height. The second perpetrator is described as a well dressed dark skin female Hispanic, with short straight black hair, brown eyes, approximately 5 feet in height weighing 170 lbs. Both perpetrators spoke to the victim in Spanish, and the male identified himself as a pastor. At such time, they informed the victim that they were in possession of a winning lottery ticket worth $6,000. The perpetrators further deceive the victim by calling a fictitious lottery agency to confirm the winning ticket in front of the victim while on speaker phone. The lottery ticket is later determined to be a fake, however, not before the perpetrators were able to convince the victim to exchange cash and jewelry in exchange for the ticket, even offering to drive the victim to a nearby bank to withdraw money, and then to the victim’s home. We urge the community to remain vigilant and immediately call 911 to report any further attempts of deception. Thank you for your attention in this matter.

Police Officer Edwin Martinez
102 Pct Community Affairs

Woodhaven’s Grapevine – Volume # 121

September 11, 2014 by
In this issue of The Grapevine:
  • Our Top Stories
    • Next Town Hall – THURSDAY, 9/18, at 7 p.m.
    • WRBA Graffiti Cleanup – Results
    • Woodhaven Celebration – Avenue Diner
    • A Happy Ending
    • Special Announcement
  • Local Events
    • Richmond Hill Park Fair 9/13
    • Cemetery Cleanup 9/13
    • Ambulance Corps Fundraiser 9/20
    • Small Business Seminar 9/24
    • The Great Woodhaven Yard Sale 2014 9/27 
    • Emanuel’s Pre-Fair Dinner 9/27 
    • Recycling Event at the Bandshell 9/27
    • Jamaica Avenue Trolley 10/4
    • Blessing of the Pets 10/4
    • Forest Park Fall Festival (sponsored by Eric Ulrich) 10/18 
    • Wonderful Woodhaven Street Fair 10/19
    • Poetry/Spoken Word Artistry at Neir’s Tavern 10/23
    • Forest Park Dog Run Halloween Costume Contest 10/25
    • Emanuel’s Fall Fair 11/15
    • Defensive Driving Class 11/22
  • News & Announcements

    • Primary Election Results
    • Raccoon Vaccinations
    • Large Sinkhole in Forest Park
    • Crime Tips – Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft
    • Fire on 88th Street
    • Welcome to the Woodhaven Blog
    • Participatory Budgeting Is Here Again
    • WDHVN 11421 T-Shirts Available
    • WRBA Membership Drive
    • September 11th

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** Our Top Stories:

** Town Hall Meeting - Our next Town Hall will be Thursday, September 18th, 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall (89-02 91st Street – behind PS 60).  We will be joined by the 102 Precinct’s Deputy Inspector Hank Sautner and by representatives of HeartShare, the organization that is opening a new group residence on the corner of Woodhaven Boulevard and 89th Avenue. Click here for our announcement of the meeting.
** WRBA Graffiti Cleanup Results – This past weekend, with the help of volunteers, the Block Association reached its goal of hitting each mailbox in Woodhaven to ensure that it was graffiti-free. While the volunteers were out, the WRBA also hit fire boxes and traffic control boxes. Click here for pictures to see how much cleaner our neighborhood looks when the mailboxes are clean.
** Woodhaven Celebration – Have You Gotten Your Ticket Yet? – The WRBA’s Annual Fundraiser/Celebration is scheduled for Friday, October 10th (that’s 10/10 — easy to remember!) and will be held this year at Roma View Catering.  Click here to read about our Business of the Year, The Avenue Diner – and click here to purchase tickets.
** A Happy Ending – This past week, the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association was very happy to have played a part of a multi-community effort to bring a Woodhaven family’s pet back home to them after it had gotten lost. Click here for the full story.
Note: We’re LIVE on Radio Free Woodhaven every Friday at 10 PM EST. Click here at 10 PM this Friday to listen LIVE (or click the same link later to listen on delay).
** Special Announcement – We’re happy to announce that Madeline Lovallo is donating a framed, full-sized print of her Lewis’ of Woodhaven painting to be raffled off at this year’s Woodhaven Celebration/Fundraiser for the WRBA at Roma View on Friday October 10th (click here to buy a ticket: http://bit.ly/wrba2014). Madeline and the Lewis family will be on hand – we’ll bring a Sharpie in case the winner would like this autographed by the whole gang.  What a nice piece of Woodhaven memorabilia that would make!
** Other Events:

** Richmond Hill Park Fair 9/13 – The Richmond Hill Park Fair will take place on Saturday September 13th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The location is the intersection of Park Lane South, Myrtle Avenue, and 108th Street in Richmond Hill.  The WRBA will have a table set up, selling t-Shirts, Dance Tickets, Ambulance Corps Fundraiser Tickets.  Drop by and say hi!
** Cemetery Cleanup 9/13 – The Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society along with STA’s Woodhaven History Club and All Saints will be holding their 3rd Cemetery Cleanup on Saturday September 13th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Click here to see pics and video from the August Cleanup. Volunteers are welcome and needed.

** Ambulance Corps Fundraiser - The WRBA along with our elected officials — Mike Miller, Joe Addabbo, Eric Ulrich, Elizabeth Crowley and Nydia Velazquez — are holding a ’50s themed Pasta Dinner Fundraiser for the Ambulance Corps. They are in dire straits and need our help. Click here to purchase tickets and help Save The Ambulance Corps. Saturday, September 20th starting at 5 p.m. at Emanuel United Church of Christ.
** Tongue Threat Tuesday at Neirs - Are you a writer, poet, or spoken word artist? Come out and show your stuff or come eat, drink, and listen to some of Queens’s awesome poets, on Tuesday September 23rd at 7 p.m. at Neir’s Tavern (87-48 78th Street).
** Small Business Seminar - There will be a Small Business Seminar sponsored by Assemblyman Mike Miller on Wednesday, September 24th at 7:30 p.m. at Emanuel United Church of Christ (91st Ave and Woodhaven Boulevard).  Special guest: the Commissioner of the Dept. of Consumer Affairs.  ALL small business are invited to come and discuss their issues with the commissioner of DCA.  Call Assemblyman Miller’s office if you have questions: 718-805-0950.
** The Great Woodhaven Yard Sale 2014 – Back by popular demand, the WRBA will be sponsoring The Great Woodhaven Yard Sale again in 2014.  Last year more than 60 families participated with a good number reporting sales of well over $100.  As of this writing, we have 58 households. The 2014 Great Woodhaven Yard Sale will be on Saturday, September 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, September 28, same times). Click here to register.
** Emanuel’s Pre-Fair Dinner - Emanuel United Church of Christ’s annual pre-fair dinner, Saturday, September 27th – a full meal and live music, lots of fun, $20. Dinner starts at 5:30, for more information call 718-849-1153.
** Recycling Event at Forest Park – Sponsored by Sen. Joe Addabbo and Assemblyman Mike Miller.  Forest Park Bandshell.  What can you bring for recycling? Clothing: bedding, linen, paired shoes, scarves, belts, hats and handbags (all items must be clean and dry). Electronics: Computers, monitors, cell phones, servers, fax machines, typewriters, TVs, PDAs, scanners, copiers, printers, air conditioners, etc. Paper: including paper fiber and confidential papers which will be shredded as you watch.  Carpeting: Accepting residential type carpeting and foam padding only. Household Goods: including dishes, glasses, silverware, lamps, pots and drapes. Also accepting books and eyeglasses for donation. For more info, call Sen. Addabbo’s office at 718-738-1111.
** Jamaica Avenue Trolley - There will be a trolley on Jamaica Avenue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 4th, courtesy of the Woodhaven Business Improvement District.
** Blessing of the Pets - Emanuel United Church of Christ will hold their annual Blessing of the Pets on Saturday, October 4, starting at 11 a.m. Bring your dogs, cats, birds, turtles, etc. for a blessing at Emanuel (91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard). Click here for cute pictures of pets from last year, and previous year’s blessings.

** Forest Park Fall Festival (sponsored by Eric Ulrich) – The Forest Park Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 18, from noon to 3 p.m. Click here to see last year’s event which was very well received.  The fall festival is for families and will include crafts, entertainment, pumpkin patch, face painting, games and recreational activities.Click here for the flyer for this event.   IMPORTANT: Volunteers are needed to help with the kids with crafts, at the pumpkin patch and recreational areas, as well as set up and break down of the event. If you would like to part of the volunteers, please contact us.

** Wonderful Woodhaven Street Fair - This year’s Street Fair, brought to you by the WBID/GWDC, will be held on Sunday, October 19, from noon to 6 p.m. on Jamaica Avenue from Woodhaven Boulevard to 80th Street.

** Forest Park Dog Run Halloween Costume Contest – The Annual K-9 Korral Dog Run Halloween Costume Contest for Dogs will be held on October 25th from 1 to 3 p.m. at 85th Street and Park Lane South.  Free refreshments will be served.  Judging begins at 2 p.m. and the WRBA’s Ed Wendell will be serving as one of the judges.  $5 entry fee for non-members, free for members (bring your membership cards).  Bobbing for Hot Dogs contest 2:45 p.m. Fun event to watch, click here for last year’s highlights.  For info call Charlotte: 917 337-7613.
** Emanuel’s Fall Fair – Vendors galore, books, nick-nacks, raffles and prizes — Saturday, November 15th, all day long, Emanuel United Church of Christ, corner of 91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard.
** Defensive Driving Class Completion of DMV-approved defensive driving classes can provide you with a 10% reduction on your automobile insurance.  There will be a National Safety Council Defensive Driving Class held on Saturday, November 22nd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Emanuel United Church of Christ (91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard).  Reservations are required; please call 718-849-1153 and leave name and phone number.  Cost for this one-day course is $35.  Breakfast, light refreshments, snacks, coffee will be provided; you must bring your own lunch

** News & Announcements:
** Primary Election Results – The primary election was held on Tuesday. Locally, Eleanor Errante was re-elected as Democratic District Leader, and Angel Vazquez was elected for the first time as a Democratic District Leader. And State Senator James Sanders, who represents the southeast corner of Woodhaven, also won his primary. Congratulations to all!
 
** Raccoon Vaccinations – During September, wildlife biologists with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Cornell University will distribute oral rabies vaccine (ORV) along the southern border of Brooklyn and Queens to prevent the spread of rabies virus among raccoons. Click here for more info.
 
** Large Sinkhole in Forest Park – Beware of the 19th Hole, a giant sinkhole in Forest Park that has not been addressed in two years. Click here to learn more about it.
** Crime Tip – Courtesy of the NYPD, click here for a simple crime tip to help you combat credit card fraud and identity theft.  Remember, all the NYPD’s Crime Tips can be found here.
** Fire on 88th Street – There was a fire on 88th Street on Saturday August 30th – no one was hurt. Click here to see pictures of the fire contributed by residents and published in The Forum.
** Woodhaven Blog – Please welcome a new blog to the roster of Woodhaven-related media outlets.  Click here to check out the Woodhaven Blog.
** Participatory Budgeting is Approaching – Last year was our first crack at PB; this year we get a second chance.  To review how we got started last year and for an explanation of Participatory Budgeting, click here.  Interested in being a part of this?  Want to help decide how a million dollars should get spent?  Email us and let us know you’d like to play a bigger role.
 
** WDHVN 11421 T-Shirts Available – For the past few years, the WRBA has sold the very popular WDHVN 11421 T-Shirts at the Street Fair.  We have a limited supply of leftover stock – if you are interested you can order them here (on a first ordered-first served basis).  Click here to order.
** WRBA Membership Drive – Many thanks to everyone who signed up as new members or renewed their existing memberships. Our drive for new memberships and renewals continues.  If you want to renew or sign-up online, click here.
** September 11th – As we mark another anniversary of that horrible day, we keep the friends, families and loved ones of all who perished that day in our thoughts and prayers. In this week’s Leader, Maria Thomson writes about this solemn day.


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Crime Tip: Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft

August 29, 2014 by

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Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft are growing criminal enterprises and we need to do everything we can to prevent becoming a victim.

The Director of Security for Capital One Bank suggests the following tip to help detect if your credit card(s) are compromised:

When paying with a credit or debit card, never round the final amount up to a round number. For instance, if the bill at the restaurant is $36.75 and you want to leave a $7.00 tip, don’t make the tip $7.25 so that the bill is an even $44.00. Leave the $7.00 tip and let the final amount be $43.75. Do this whenever you pay with a credit card.

When you receive your credit card statement, review the amounts, paying particular attention to any amount that is for an exact dollar figure, $44.00, $50.00, $100.00, etc. These amounts will raise a red flag for you to check further to determine if someone has made unauthorized charge with your credit card.

This is just another way to maintain control of your accounts and identity. Please tell your family and friends and remember to shred all financial documents before throwing them in the trash.

Woodhaven’s Grapevine – Volume # 120

August 28, 2014 by
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In this issue of The Grapevine:
  • Our Top Stories
    • Next Town Hall – THURSDAY, 9/18, at 7 p.m.
    • Pesticide Spraying Tonight 8/27
    • Graffiti Cleanup Sunday 9/7
    • Participatory Budgeting Around the Corner
    • WDHVN 11421 T-Shirts Available
    • Woodhaven Celebration – Allan Smith
    • Special Announcement
  • Local Events
    • WORKS Little League Pre-Registration 8/28
    • Face Painting & Music Party (WBID) 8/30
    • Community Board #9 9/9
    • Richmond Hill Park Fair 9/13
    • Cemetery Cleanup 9/13
    • Ambulance Corps Fundraiser 9/20
    • The Great Woodhaven Yard Sale 2014 9/27 10 AM
    • Jamaica Avenue Trolley 10/4
    • Forest Park Fall Festival (sponsored by Eric Ulrich) 10/18 
    • Wonderful Woodhaven Street Fair 10/19
    • Forest Park Dog Run Halloween Costume Contest 10/25
  • News & Announcements
    • Mary Ann Carey to Retire
    • Ulrich Appoints a New Chief of Staff 
    • Crime Tip – Green Dot Money Pak
    • 102nd Precinct Celebrates 100 Years
    • Night Out Against Crime
    • Disco Night at the Dome
    • Crumbling Eyesore profiled
    • Queens By The Minute
    • WRBA Membership Drive
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** Our Top Stories:

 
** Town Hall Meeting - Our next Town Hall will be Thursday, September 18th, 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall (89-02 91st Street – behind PS 60).  We will be joined by the 102 Precinct’s Deputy Inspector Hank Sautner and by representatives of HeartShare, the organization that is opening a new group residence on the corner of Woodhaven Boulevard and 89th Avenue.
 
** Pesticide Spraying Tonight – To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus, the Health Department will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of Queens, including Woodhaven and Forest Park, tonight (Wednesday, August 27) between 8:15 p.m. and 6 a.m. (Note: We have been advised by Parks Dept that spraying in our area will occur after midnight – so it will not effect tonight’s showing of Disney’s “Frozen” at the Bandshell.)
 
** Woodhaven Graffiti Cleanup – The next graffiti cleanup will be on Sunday, September 7th at 10 a.m. We need volunteers – contact the WRBA at info@woodhaven-nyc.org or call 718-296-3735 and leave a message (and a way to contact you).  
 
** Participatory Budgeting Around the Corner - We are going to start discussing this very soon. If you would like to be more involved in the process this year, now is the time to speak up.  Email us or leave a message at 718-296-3735. This is your opportunity to have a say in how money is spent in our community.  Want to learn more?  Click here.
 
** WDHVN 11421 T-Shirts Available – For the past few years, the WRBA has sold the very popular WDHVN 11421 T-Shirts at the Street Fair.  We have a limited supply of leftover stock – if you are interested you can order them here (on a first ordered-first served basis).  Click here to order.
 
** Woodhaven Celebration – Allan Smith – The WRBA’s Annual Dinner Dance is scheduled for Friday October 10th (that’s 10/10 — easy to remember!) and will be held this year at Roma View Catering.  Click here to read about our Man of the Year Mr. Allan Smith – and click here to purchase tickets.
 
** Special Announcement – We’re happy to announce that Madeline Lovallo is donating a framed, full-sized print of her Lewis’ of Woodhaven painting to be raffled off at this year’s Woodhaven Celebration/Fundraiser for the WRBA at Roma View on Friday October 10th (click here to buy a ticket: http://bit.ly/wrba2014). Madeline and the Lewis family will be on hand – we’ll bring a Sharpie in case the winner would like this autographed by the whole gang.  What a nice piece of Woodhaven memorabilia that would make!
 
** Other Events:

 
** WORKS Little League Pre-Registration – You will be able to register kids for next season of WORKS Little League at the WORKS Clubhouse at 84-01 Jamaica Avenue from 6 to 9 PM. You can also purchase tickets for the WORKS Little League Awards Dinner which will be on Sunday, October 26th at Antun’s (96-43 Springfield Boulevard) – tickets cost $27 per person. There will be other dates to register; we will pass along as soon as we get them.
 
** Face Painting & Music Party – On Saturday August 30th from 1 to 4 PM there will be face painting, free balloons, and music at Forest Parkway courtesy of the Woodhaven Business Improvement District. The WBID will also be handing out quarters to people coming to shop on Jamaica Avenue.
 
** Community Board #9 – CB9 returns after taking a summer hiatus from meetings. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 @ 7:45 PM at the Villa Russo IL Palazzo (101-12 Lefferts Blvd in Richmond Hill).
 
** Richmond Hill Park Fair 9/13 – The Richmond Hill Park Fair will take place on Saturday September 13th from 10 AM to 6 PM.  The WRBA will have a table set up, selling t-Shirts, Dance Tickets, Ambulance Corps Fundraiser Tickets.  Drop by and say hi!

** Cemetery Cleanup 9/13 – The Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society along with STA’s Woodhaven History Club and All Saints will be holding their 3rd Cemetery Cleanup on Saturday September 13th from 9 AM to 12 Noon.  Click here to see pics and video from the August Cleanup.

** Ambulance Corps Fundraiser - The WRBA along with our elected officials – Mike Miller, Joe Addabbo, Eric Ulrich, Elizabeth Crowley and Nydia Velazquez – are holding a ’50s themed Pasta Dinner Fundraiser for the Ambulance Corps. They are in dire straits and need our help. Click here to purchase tickets and help Save The Ambulance Corps. Saturday, September 20th starting at 5 PM at Emanuel United Church of Christ.
 
** The Great Woodhaven Yard Sale 2014 – Back by popular demand, the WRBA will be sponsoring The Great Woodhaven Yard Sale again in 2014.  Last year over 60 families participated with a good number reporting sales of well over $100 — this year we’re aiming for 100 participating households. The 2014 Great Woodhaven Yard Sale will be on Saturday, September 27, from 9AM to 4PM (rain date Sunday, September 28, same times). Click here to register.
 
** Jamaica Avenue Trolley - There will be a trolley on Jamaica Avenue from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 4th courtesy of the Woodhaven Business Improvement District.

** Forest Park Fall Festival (sponsored by Eric Ulrich) – The Forest Park Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 18th from Noon to 3 PM. Click here to see last year’s event which was very well received.  Important: The fall festival is for families and will include crafts, entertainment, pumpkin patch, face painting, games and recreational activities. Volunteers are needed to help with the kids with crafts, at the pumpkin patch and recreational areas as well as set up and break down of the event. If you would like to part of the volunteers, please contact us.

 
** Wonderful Woodhaven Street Fair - This year’s Street Fair brought to you by the WBID/GWDC will held on Sunday October 19th from 12 noon to 6 PM on Jamaica Avenue from Woodhaven Boulevard to 80th Street.

** Forest Park Dog Run Halloween Costume Contest  – The Annual K-9 Korral Dog Run Halloween Costume Contest for Dogs will be held on October 25th from 1 to 3 PM at 85th Street and Park Lane South.  Free refreshments will be served.  Judging begins at 2PM and the WRBA’s Ed Wendell will be serving as one of the judges.  $5 entry fee for non-members/ Free for members (bring your membership cards).   Bobbing for Hot Dogs contest 2:45pm. Fun event to watch, click here for last year’s highlights.  For info call Charlotte 917 337-7613
 

** News & Announcements:
 
 
** Mary Ann Carey to Retire – Ms. Carey has been involved with the community and has served as District Manager of CB9 for over three decades. We thank her for all her hard work and wish her well in the future! Click here for the story.
 
** Ulrich Appoints New Chief of Staff - As noted at our last meeting, Eric’s Chief of Staff, Rudy Giuliani, has moved on to another post helping recovery operations in the Rockaways. Effective immediately, his new Chief of Staff is Sal Simonetti. Click here to read more. Good luck, Rudy!  And good luck to Sal!  
 
** Crime Tip – Green Dot Money Pak - Click here for an update on a fast-growing scam. Click here to view our collection of Crime Tips and Hints.
 
** 102 Celebrates 100 Years – The 102nd Precinct recently celebrated their 100th year in their current building – click here for coverage.
 
** Night Out Against CrimeClick here for pictures from this year’s Night Out Against Crime Event.
 
** Disco Night at the Dome - A lot of residents (and many WRBA members) came together at the bandshell for a night of disco music. Click here for fun pictures and video.
 
** Crumbling Eyesore Profiled – Click here to read more about the tragic Ambulance Corps situation by clicking here.
 
** Queens By The Minute - A new online news resource has started up called Queens by The Minute, managed by Nick Biondo, a familiar face at many local meetings and events. Click here to have a look.
 
** WRBA Membership Drive – Many thanks to everyone who signed up as new members or renewed their existing memberships. Our drive for new memberships and renewals continues – if you want to renew or sign-up online, click here.

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Crime Tip: Another Green Dot Money Pak Card Scam

August 27, 2014 by

CA
The latest criminal scams involving Green Dot Money Pak Cards has focused on people looking to buy cars off of Craig’s List. Interested buyers are told to send payment using the GREEN DOT MONEY PAK CARD to purchase the advertised vehicle. Buyers and Sellers email back and forth until the buyer sends payment using the GREEN DOT CARD. The buyer never gets the vehicle and never hears from the seller again. Their money is lost.

TIP

If you are asked to make a payment of any kind using a Green Dot Money Pak Card:

  • Disconnect from the person calling, texting or emailing you
    Green Dot Money Pak Cards are being used by criminals to steal your money.

Woodhaven’s Grapevine – Volume # 119

July 31, 2014 by
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In this issue of The Grapevine:
  • Our Top Stories
    • Next Town Hall – SATURDAY 08/16 10 AM Start
    • Billy Joel Tribute Tonight at the Bandshell
    • Graffiti Cleanup Sunday 8/10
    • Woodhaven Slashing Story Incorrect
    • WDHVN 11421 T-Shirts Available
    • Woodhaven Celebration – Lewis of Woodhaven Honored
  • Local Events
    • St. Thomas Giant Rummage Sale
    • Defensive Driving Class 8/2 @ 9 AM
    • Voter Registration Drive 8/2 9 AM
    • Night Out Against Crime 8/5 @ 6 PM
    • Cemetery Cleanup 8/9 @ 9 AM
    • Sen. Addabbo’s BBQ for Vets 8/16 @ 12 PM
    • Carousel Ride to Fight Alzheimer’s 8/22 @ 6:30
    • International Food Day @ All Saints 8/23
    • The Great Woodhaven Yard Sale 2014 9/27 10 AM
  • News & Announcements

    • Woodhaven SBS Meeting Summary
    • Neir’s Tavern Commercial
    • Dead Body in Woodhaven Backyard
    • Woodhaven Poet Featured
    • Woodhaven born Playwright’s Play Premieres
    • Carousel Plugged in USA Today
    • Heartshare Building Completed
    • Queens By The Minute
    • WRBA Membership Drive

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** Our Top Stories:

** Town Hall Meeting - Our next Town Hall will be Saturday August 16th 10AM at Emanuel United Church of Christ (corner of 91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard).  Catch up on our last meeting here. Please take note of the early start time – start your day with a Town Hall meeting and have the rest of the day for Summer activities.
** Billy Joel Tribute - It’s late notice, but there is a Billy Joel Tribute at the bandshell this evening starting at 7:30 PM.  Please note that the Carousel will remain open after the concert until 9:30 PM. We hope to see you there!
** Woodhaven Graffiti Cleanup – Last week, 2 residents went around painting mailboxes, click here to see some results. The next graffiti cleanup will be on Sunday, August 10th at 10 AM. We need volunteers – contact the WRBA at info@woodhaven-nyc.org or call 718-296-3735 and leave a message (and a way to contact you).  (Read more about our efforts to fight graffitihere – more info coming soon).
 
** Woodhaven Slashing Story – You may have seen a story in the paper about a woman who was slashed at the J/Z Station. The WRBA questioned the story and, sure enough, it turned out that the slashing actually took place in Elmhurst (click here). The victim, however, is a Woodhaven resident – we have tried unsuccessfully to reach her. If anyone knows her, please let her know we are here to help in any way we can.
** WDHVN 11421 T-Shirts Available – For the past few years, the WRBA has sold the very popular WDHVN 11421 T-Shirts at the Street Fair.  We have a limited supply of leftover stock – if you are interested you can order them here (on a first ordered-first severed basis).  Click here to order.
** Woodhaven Residents Annual Celebration – The WRBA’s Annual Dinner Dance is scheduled for Friday October 10th (that’s 10/10 — easy to remember!) and will be held this year at Roma View Catering.  Flash!  A formal announcement on our honorees will be made soon – but we can tell you that Lewis’ of Woodhaven will be inducted into our Hall of Fame. Click here for more info or purchase tickets.
** Other Events:

** St. Thomas Giant Rummage Sale – This weekend, Saturday (10-5) and Sunday (10-4).  All sorts of items, books, clothing, games, knick-knacks. Msgr. Mulz Hall, 88-08 Jamaica Avenue.
 
** Defensive Driving Class – Completion of DMV-approved defensive driving classes can provide you with a 10% reduction on your automobile insurance.  There will be a National Safety Council Defensive Driving Class held on Saturday, August 2nd from 9AM to 4PM at Emanuel United Church of Christ (91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard).  Reservations are required, please call 718-849-1153 and leave name and phone number.  Cost for this one-day course is $35.  Breakfast, light refreshments, snacks, coffee will be provided, you must bring your own lunch.
** Voter Registration Drive - All unregistered American citizens, 18 years and older, whether Democrat, Independent, Republican, etc. are welcome to drop by and register to vote on Saturday August 2nd from 9AM to 4PM at the corner of Jamaica Avenue and Forest Parkway, outside the Chase Bank.
** Night Out Against Crime – The Annual Night Out Against Crime will take place on Tuesday, August 5th at the Buddy Memorial Monument (Park Lane South & Myrtle Avenue) from 6 PM to 9 PM.  There will be live music & refreshments (soda & hot dogs). Come down and meet the members of the 102nd Precinct in a friendly environment.  Call the 102nd precinct Community Affairs for more info (718) 805-3215 or call 102nd precinct Community Council President Latchman Budhai at (917) 660-0434.
** Woodhaven Cemetery Cleanup – The clean up of Wyckoff-Snedicker Family Cemetery is underway – click here for pictures and video. These clean ups are family-friendly, and great educational events for young students. Clean ups will be held on the 2nd Saturday of every month behind All Saint’s Church on 96th Street – the next cleanup is 9 AM on Saturday, August 9th. Volunteers are needed and welcome!
** BBQ for Vets - Sen. Joe Addabbo will be hosting his 6th Annual barbecue for veterans at his Howard beach Office (159-53 102nd Street) on Saturday August 16th from Noon until 2 PM. Everyone is welcome.
** Evening Ride on the Forest Park Carousel to End Alzheimer’s - NY Carousel Entertainment, LLC, operator of the recently landmarked, Forest Park Carousel, is proud to host the third annual fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, donating 100% of all proceeds from carousel rides to the Alzheimer’s NYC Chapter Friday, August 22, 2014 from 6:30PM – 8:30PM. Click here for more information.
** International Food Day - All Saints Church (Facebook link) will be hosting an International Food Day on Saturday August 23rd. This is an all-day event that will take place in the street outside of All Saints (formerly St. Matt’s) at 85-45 96th Street. Details to follow!
** The Great Woodhaven Yard Sale 2014 – Back by popular demand the WRBA will be sponsoring The Great Woodhaven Yard Sale again in 2014.  Last year over 60 families participated with a good number reporting sales of well over $100 — this year we’re aiming for 100 participating households. The 2014 Great Woodhaven Yard Sale will be on Saturday, September 27, from 9AM to 4PM (rain date Sunday, September 28, same times). Click here to register.

** News & Announcements:
** Woodhaven SBS Meeting Summary - The Department of Transportation has sent us a summary of the meeting that was held at PS 306 on June 25th.  Click here to view it – and let us know what you think!  Reaction to this plan has been varied – click here and here.
** Neir’s Tavern Commercial - Neir’s Tavern & Steakhouse has produced a commercial starring owner-residents Loy and Aisha Gordon. Click here to view it and click here to learn more about Neir’s.
** Dead Body In Woodhaven Backyard – Speaking of the cemetery, did you ever wonder if anyone was ever buried in your backyard? Click here for a story from 2002 about a homeowner in Woodhaven who discovered a gravestone in his backyard. We spoke to the homeowner this week – the tombstone is still there!
** Woodhaven Poet Featured – Rose Kavanaugh, poet and Secretary of the Woodhaven Historical Society for over 2 decades, was recently profiled in the Leader-Observer, click here to read about her.  Know a resident that would make for an interesting profile? Drop a line to Ed Wendell at projectwoodhaven@gmail.com.
** Woodhaven Born Playwright’s Play Premieres – Woodhaven-born Daniel McCabe’s play entitled “The Flood” will premiere at the NYC International Fringe Festival (in fact, it has sold out).Click here to learn more about Daniel.
** Carousel Plugged in USA Today - The Forest Park Carousel received a nice plug in an article in USA Today. Click here.  (Side note: isn’t it nice to know we live in one of NYC’s lesser-known boroughs?)
** Heartshare Building - The new Heartshare building is complete on Woodhaven Boulevard and 89th Avenue – have you seen it?  Click here for a quick look.
** Queens By The Minute - A new online news resource has started up called Queens by The Minute, managed by Nick Biondo, a familiar face at many local meetings and events. Click here to have a look.
** WRBA Membership Drive – Many thanks to everyone who signed up as new members or renewed their existing memberships. Our drive for new memberships and renewals continues – if you want to renew or sign-up online, click here.
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Graffiti Cleanup – Sunday August 10th at 10 AM

July 31, 2014 by

Recently, a few residents of Woodhaven (two of them, in fact) spent a few hours going round painting over mailboxes, light poles, etc. It’s fun work, very rewarding, and leaves the neighborhood cleaner than when we started. We need a few volunteers for our next cleanup – Sunday, August 10th at 10 AM.  You’ll be working for about 3 hours with neighbors (and new friends).  We need volunteers – contact the WRBA at info@woodhaven-nyc.org or call 718-296-3735 and leave a message (and a way to contact you).

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