Ed Wendell

As the carousel turns: A history of the Forest Park Carousel
As the carousel turns: A history of the Forest Park Carousel
News Billy Rennison 5/25/2012 at 2:31PM

When the Forest Park Carousel stopped spinning in 2008, it nevertheless continued its merry-go-round cycle that had become all too familiar over its history. For decades, the carousel stood continuously in Forest Park as one of the many jewels of the 543-acre greenspace with locals and visitors flocking to the attraction each spring and summer. “My [...]

Woodhaven against street changes, for rezoning
Woodhaven against street changes, for rezoning
News Alexa Altman 3/19/2012 at 4:47PM

It was a successful evening for the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, which worked to further a vote against street changes they felt could negatively impact their neighborhood. Community Board (CB) 9 voted unanimously against the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) proposed alterations, which could turn 84th Street into a southbound one-way street and make 89th Street [...]

Forest Park Carousel will ride again in spring
Forest Park Carousel will ride again in spring
News Billy Rennison 2/29/2012 at 11:13AM

With spring comes renewal and the Forest Park Carousel recently received news that it has been given new life by the city’s Parks Department. After three years, the revived Forest Park Carousel is expected to be up and running by the spring or summer, according to a Parks Department spokesperson. While the carousel has stood [...]

Woodhaven opposed to redistricting, traffic changes
News Erica Camhi 2/21/2012 at 12:57PM

Woodhaven residents continued to show solidarity against recent rezoning and redistricting issues within their community. During the Woodhaven Residents Block Association’s (WRBA) monthly town hall meeting, Ed Wendell, president of the civic group, urged residents to attend Community Board 9’s (CB 9) upcoming meeting to vote on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) much criticized traffic [...]

Residents opposed to Woodhaven street changes
Residents opposed to Woodhaven street changes
News Melissa Chan 1/17/2012 at 3:14PM

The city’s plan to change the direction of two streets in Woodhaven is heading down a one-way road to opposition. While the project is only in its proposal stage, plans to convert 84th Street from one-way northbound to one-way southbound from Liberty to Atlantic Avenues and turn 89th Avenue from a two-way to a one-way [...]

Resisting rezoning Richmond Hill
Resisting rezoning Richmond Hill
News Melissa Chan 1/03/2012 at 3:32PM

While some local leaders laud the city’s plan to rezone Richmond Hill and Woodhaven, one local business organization said it would negatively impact and cap the growth of the community. According to a spokesperson for the Department of City Planning, plans to rezone stem from concerns raised by Community Board 9, local civic organizations and [...]

One last spin for land marking Forest Park Carousel
One last spin for land marking Forest Park Carousel
News Billy Rennison 12/15/2011 at 9:09AM

Forest Park Carousel is getting one more spin at landmark status. Area residents and leaders hope to have the historic local landmark officially recognized as one by the city’s Landmark Preservation Commission. The carousel — which last spun in 2008 — is currently being reviewed by the commission to see whether it meets the eligibility [...]