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Goodbye yellow brick road
Goodbye yellow brick road
Top Stories Eric Jankiewicz 7/25/2014 at 2:03PM

Somewhere under the asphalt, bricks are yellow. That somewhere is in Woodhaven, where a routine repaving revealed a long-buried patch of yellow bricks.

Woodhaven QueensWay forum brings in new ideas
Woodhaven QueensWay forum brings in new ideas
South Maggie Hayes 12/11/2013 at 12:39PM

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 [...]

Richmond Hill church moving to former Saint Matthew’s Church of Woodhaven
Richmond Hill church moving to former Saint Matthew’s Church of Woodhaven
News Liam La Guerre 9/27/2013 at 10:36AM

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 [...]

Op-Ed: Simple measures for park safety
News Op-Ed 9/10/2013 at 11:25AM

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 looks to resurrect civilian patrol organization
Woodhaven looks to resurrect civilian patrol organization
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 8/30/2013 at 11:19AM

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 [...]

Forest Park Carousel becomes official landmark
Forest Park Carousel becomes official landmark
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 6/26/2013 at 12:15PM

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 [...]

Woodhaven noise complaints raise concerns
News Terence M. Cullen 6/18/2013 at 9:02AM

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 [...]

Carousel deterrent
Letters Letters 4/04/2013 at 2:46PM

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 [...]

Woodhaven graffiti surges
Woodhaven graffiti surges
Top Stories Terence M. Cullen 3/26/2013 at 1:42PM

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 [...]