Somewhere under the asphalt, bricks are yellow. That somewhere is in Woodhaven, where a routine repaving revealed a long-buried patch of yellow bricks.
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Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant, a neighborhood fixture for nearly 70 years, will close in March. Longtime owners say they are preparing for retirement.
New ideas are flowing in for the abandoned Rockaway Beach rail line. The Woodhaven Residents Block Assocation (WRBA) hosted what attendees are calling the truest, open public forum held thus far regarding the QueensWay and Rockaway Beach line. Advocates for the proposed 3.5-mile QueensWay park along the abandoned rail line addressed those with reservations about [...]
Residents in Woodhaven are saying hallelujah as one of the borough’s most historic churches will soon reopen. All Saints Episcopal Church in Richmond Hill is moving to the former Saint Matthew’s Church on 96th Street, which shut its doors in 2011. Father Norman Whitmire Jr. will be the rector of the church and has already [...]
Late last week, the NYPD revealed that the suspect being sought in the late August attack of a 69-year old jogger in Forest Park is allegedly responsible for five previous attacks in and around the 538-acre park. Police presence has been increased with a temporary command center being set up at the intersection of Myrtle [...]
Woodhaven leaders are seriously considering resurrecting the more-than-a-decade defunct civilian patrol to respond to recent crimes in the neighborhood. Members of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) recently met with Assemblymember Mike Miller and members of the Glendale Civilian Operational Patrol (GCOP) to discuss how to start the neighborhood watch. And in a town hall [...]
The century-old Forest Park Carousel will be ridden for many generations to come now that it is an official New York City landmark. The Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) made the classic Woodhaven ride a city treasure and ensured its preservation with a unanimous 8-0 vote on Tuesday, June 25. “This designation is long overdue, but [...]
With summer coming, concerns about noise are among the top worries in the neighborhood, as addressed at the June 15 meeting of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA). WRBA President Ed Wendell said many sound abusers have been a constant problem for residents. He added they often continue the noise, if not even raising the [...]
The Forest Park Carousel is open for the 2013 season. My daughter enjoyed riding it and it was inexpensive. The operators of the carousel were very friendly. The only problem I had there was there were no public restrooms to use. I had taken my daughter to Dry Harbor Playground on Myrtle Avenue earlier. When [...]
Tag, you’re it. About 60 percent of mailboxes in Woodhaven are tagged right now, according to Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) president Ed Wendell. By the end of last summer, nearly, if not all, mailboxes and fire poles in the neighborhood were graffiti-free, he said. But during the winter, when Wendell said it’s harder to [...]