Transit riders voice calls to ‘#FixWoodhaven’ in social media campaign


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photos via Twitter/@Jslyyynnn and @jam14063

Commuters traveling along Woodhaven Boulevard took to social media on Wednesday afternoon to voice their frustration over crowded bus lines, deterioration and other problems along the thoroughfare.

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Upgrades coming for Woodhaven’s Mary Whalen Playground


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photos by Anthony Giudice

For over a year Forest Park’s Mary Whalen Playground, located near Forest Parkway and Park Lane South, has been awaiting repairs, and on Aug. 18, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley will be holding a ground-breaking ceremony at the park to kick off the start of the renovation.

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Gravestone from Woodhaven cemetery found in local backyard


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Project Woodhaven

During their most recent cleanup of the Wyckoff-Snediker Cemetery, volunteers received word that a neighbor recently unearthed what appeared to be a tombstone from her backyard.

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New bus lanes expected to improve travel times along Woodhaven Boulevard


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo by Salvatore Licata

In continuing efforts to improve bus travel times and reliability, the Department of Transportation is creating offset bus-only lanes on Woodhaven Boulevard between Dry Harbor Road and Metropolitan Avenue on the Rego Park/Middle Village border.

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World War II veteran recalls wedding at historic Woodhaven tavern


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Neir’s Tavern in Woodhaven is not only an important Queens landmark, but also a meaningful part of one local family’s personal history, as this was the site where William and Peggy Burlingame were married back in 1946.

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Night at Forest Park Carousel helps Woodhaven educators


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photos by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Woodhaven residents of all ages gathered at the historic Forest Park Carousel on June 12 for an evening of fun and merriment to help benefit the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) Educational Center for Women.

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Rash of violent crimes raises concerns at Woodhaven meeting


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THE COURIER/Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Woodhaven residents and elected officials expressed concern and outrage during Thursday night’s Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) meeting over the recent rash of high profile crimes to hit the area.

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CB 9 asks for tweaks to Woodhaven/Cross Bay Select Bus plan


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

During its final meeting before the summer break on Tuesday in Ozone Park, Community Board 9 pressed the MTA and the city Department of Transportation (DOT) to make changes to its Select Bus Service (SBS) plan for Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards.

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