Ed Wendell

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 [...]

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 [...]

Woodhaven residents upset over slow response to sewage issue
Woodhaven residents upset over slow response to sewage issue
News Terence M. Cullen 3/20/2013 at 2:17PM

Woodhaven residents want to know why it took so long to stop the sewage that was spewing into the streets of their neighborhood. At the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) March 16 meeting, several members inquired why the feces-ridden puddle continued to be a problem, considering how close it was to a nursery school. “When [...]

Broken sewage pipe soils Woodhaven street
Broken sewage pipe soils Woodhaven street
South Terence M. Cullen 2/26/2013 at 9:42AM

A broken pipe in Woodhaven has residents concerned about public safety after gushing water, rife with human waste, has soiled the corner of 85th Street and 88th Avenue. “It’s disgusting,” said Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) president Ed Wendell, who’s been tracking the problem for a few weeks now. Wendell and other WRBA members have [...]

WRBA will keep up fight for unity
News Terence M. Cullen 12/20/2012 at 4:21PM

In an attempt to keep the community in one piece, members and residents of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) said they plan on attending and speaking at the January 14, 2013 hearing on redistricting at Queensborough Community College. At the organization’s December 15 meeting, several residents voiced concern over the latest set of district [...]

Many Woodhaven mailboxes stay graffiti free
Many Woodhaven mailboxes stay graffiti free
News Terence M. Cullen 8/30/2012 at 11:32AM

They delivered for you. Much of the graffiti that littered the blue or green mailboxes in Woodhaven has been painted over, and the boxes have stayed clean for the most part, said Ed Wendell, president of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA). On Sunday, August 26, Wendell and two other residents went out to clean [...]

Op Ed: Reclaiming our streets
Opinion Queens Courier Staff 8/03/2012 at 12:28PM

BY ED WENDELL A recent tour of Woodhaven found that just over 50 percent of mailboxes, both the blue and green variety, were covered in graffiti vandalism. Highly visible vandalism in a community does a couple of things. First, it contributes to a sense that the community is not secure. It tells anyone passing through [...]

Uphill battle in Woodhaven fight against graffiti
Uphill battle in Woodhaven fight against graffiti
News Terence M. Cullen 7/30/2012 at 4:01PM

On a recent rainy Saturday afternoon, Ed Wendell stopped the car every few blocks to inspect one of the graffiti-covered mailboxes in his neighborhood. If untagged, he and fellow Woodhaven Residents Block Association (WRBA) member Alex Blenkinsopp felt it a small victory. If retagged, Wendell rolled down the window, despite the raindrops, and snapped a [...]

Finally! Forest Park Carousel reopens
Finally! Forest Park Carousel reopens
News Billy Rennison 5/30/2012 at 8:43AM

After nearly four years, children — and adults — were able to rush the Forest Park Carousel, choose their favorite horse and take a spin on the historic ride. The Forest Park Carousel, shuttered since 2008, held its grand reopening on Saturday, May 26, with hundreds of visitors turning out for the sun-filled event. More [...]