Woodhaven Residents Block Association

Final redistricting lines released
Final redistricting lines released
Politics Terence M. Cullen 2/06/2013 at 9:21AM

The final district lines that will go before the City Council were released on Monday, February 4, with moderate changes to the map that was released just two months ago. The new maps were released two days before the Districting Commission was to vote on the lines and discuss the changes district-by-district and borough-by-borough. Several [...]

Residents fight against redistricting division
Residents fight against redistricting division
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/16/2013 at 10:48AM

In their last attempt before the maps went to the City Council for votes, residents told the New York City Redistricting Commission changes had to be made to keep neighborhoods such as South Ozone Park and Woodhaven in one piece. “This isn’t about which district we end up with, this isn’t about which representative we [...]

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 [...]

Woodhaven on redistricting: Send lines back to the drawing board
Woodhaven on redistricting: Send lines back to the drawing board
News Terence M. Cullen 11/27/2012 at 3:46PM

The newest set of proposed city council district lines, set to take effect next year, have some Woodhaven residents upset that they might once again be split into two districts. The Woodhaven Residents Block Association (WRBA) has taken a stand against the proposed redistricting lines, saying they would split up the neighborhood and exhaust and [...]

Done deal?
Letters Letters 10/18/2012 at 12:02PM

At the recent Woodhaven meeting hosted by the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, the turnout by the community was impressive. Those community members who arrived and had taken no position to either have a nature walkway or revival of the LIRR certainly decided after the presentations were made. I was one of those. I live parallel [...]

QueensWay vs. LIRR debated at public forum
News Terence M. Cullen 10/01/2012 at 3:32PM

As the fate of the land that was once the Rockaway Beach rail line remains uncertain, residents of the area are divided between a nature walkway and revival of the LIRR. At a public forum on Saturday, September 30, hosted by the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, there were advocates for the QueensWay — the proposed [...]

Fate of defunct Queens rail tracks to be debated
Fate of defunct Queens rail tracks to be debated
News Terence M. Cullen 9/27/2012 at 11:20AM

The future of 50-year defunct rail tracks that run from Rego Park to the Jamaica Bay will be debated on Saturday, September 29 at a public forum hosted by the Woodhaven Residents Block Association (WRBA). The hearing, to be held at the Queens Tabernacle at 1 p.m., will host advocates for a natural walkway, Friends [...]

‘House of Horrors’ still a problem in Woodhaven
News Terence M. Cullen 9/19/2012 at 3:16PM

Some people in Woodhaven are still worried about what has been labelled the “House of Horrors.” Residents voiced continued concerns at the September meeting of the Woodhaven Residents Block Association (WRBA) about the house at 87-19 90th Street, where last year an 18-year-old was murdered. The Department of Buildings (DOB) recently sealed the back door [...]

Queens tops city in illegal conversions
Queens tops city in illegal conversions
News Alexa Altman 9/12/2012 at 1:45PM

Some landlords attempting to maximize profits are illegally converting spaces at a potentially deadly cost. Hazardous homes, transformed from single-family residences into multi-unit dwellings, have residents throughout Queens worried that faulty wiring and unsafe plumbing could cause fires, floods and possibly the loss of human lives. A majority of these residences, predominantly installed in cellars [...]

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 [...]