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Local Media Links

The Leader Observer
NY Daily News - Queens
The Forum
The Queens Courier
The Queens Chronicle
The Times Newsweekly
NY1 - Queens

Our Representatives

Woodhaven BID
Rep. Anthony Weiner
State Sen. Joe Addabbo
State Assembly Mike Miller
City Council Elizabeth Crowley
City Council Eric Ulrich
Queens BP Helen Marshall
Community Board No. 9
The 102nd Precinct

Good Reads
Queens Crap
Lost in the Ozone
About Queens
Save Forest Park Blog

Friends of Woodhaven

WORKS Little League
Neir's Tavern
N.F. Walker Funeral Home
Leahy McDonald Funeral Home
Deneille's Dance Studio
Shorinjiryu Kenryukan Karate
James Rooney - Attorney
Queens County Savings
Abramowitz Memorials
Schmidt's Candy
Verdino's Garden Center
Community Federal Bank

Handy Reference Guide

Area Code 718 unless noted.
Emergency ..............          911 Complaint Hotline.....           311 102nd Pct. ......           805-3200
Block Association ...  296-3735
Greater Woodhaven
        Dev. Corp.....        805-0202
Jamaica Hosp ..           206-6000
Vol Amb Corps..          296-7918
NYC Office of Emergency
   Management ..         422-4800
Sanitation.........         835-3557
Transit Info.......         330-1234
Crime Victim
        Hotline....... 212-577-7777
Child Abuse Report
        Registry..... 800-342-3720
Emergency Children
        Services..... 212-966-8000
Rape Crisis.......  212-423-2140
Dom. Violence..  800-621-HOPE
Suicide Hotline.. 212-673-3000
Meals on Wheels. 212-962-7559
Medicare /
  Social Security.. 800-772-1213

Queens: Then & Now Slideshow

History Night At Historic Neir's Tavern

Queens historian and author Jason Antos gave a presentation based on his book Queens: Then & Now at neir's Tavern, an appearance sponsored by the Woodhaven Historical Society.  Some pics and video inside.  The WCHS will sponsor a slideshow entitled "A View of Woodhaven" on April 21st at 7 PM at Neir's Tavern.

Groundhog Prediction Comes True

February 3rd Sees More Snowfall

One day after the groundhog saw his shadow, the skies opened up and dumpred half a foot or more of wet, heavy snow. But the result was very pretty and we were there to capture some of the more beautiful views on film.  Stick to the end for some bonus pictures.

Woodhaven Discusses Priorities

Participatory Budgeting Introduced

CM Eric Ulrich is bringing Participatory Budgeting to Woodhaven - and residents gathered at the most recent meeting of the WRBA to discuss which projects they would like to see funded. What would you do with a million dollars? 

Woodhaven Native Pens Memoir

Detective Details 20+ Years in NYPD

Woodhaven native Detective Ray Berke has published a collection of stories from his 20+ years with the NYPD including the infamous College Point Massacres, from which the title of the book is taken.  Click here for some more information about the book as well as an interview with Det. Berke.

New Year Blizzard

2014 Starts Off With a Wintry Blast

It didn't look like much at first, but then the snow started coming and coming and coming some more.  Here are a few pictures from the first hour or so of the first storm of 2014.

Christmas Hangover!

Deflated Decorations Look a Little Sinister

The delated decorations around Woodhaven are like little Rorschach tests scattered around town.  Once symbols of cheerful happiness, they now have an air of sadness and something sinister about them.  A tongue-in-cheek look at the post-holiday hangover.

Ghosts of Christmas Past

A Walk Back In Time Through The Leader

This update includes a fascinating look back at Christmas Ads in the Leader-Observer from the 70s and 80s.  Finn's Florist.  Brown's Jewelers.  Lewis of Woodhaven.  Kligman's.  And more.  See how many businesses you remember, and how many of them you'll never forget.  Merry Christmas to all from Woodhaven! 

WRBA Announces New Officers

Civic Group Chooses New Leaders

The Woodhaven Residents' Block Association has announced new officers for the upcoming 2013 year. You can also read about it here and here. We wish them the best of luck and thank them for their volunteer work!

Resident Feature:
Artist Deb Camp

Muralist and Illustrator

Woodhaven resident Deborah Camp is a muralist and illustrator just embarking on her career. She is known for her murals on the window of the recently closed Woodhaven Pharmacy, but she has a nice portfolio of work, which we present here.

Resident Feature:
Woodhaven's Broadway Stage

Resident Creates Local Attraction

Woodhaven resident Charles Jusino has been decorating his house for Halloween and Christmas for decades, and his house on 91st Street is a popular local attraction.  Click here to read a profile we wrote on Mr. Jusino for the Leader-Observer.

Scenes of December

Beautiful December Scenes in Woodhaven

Woodhaven is such a fun place to wander around in December, taking pictures of various scenes. In this mixed bag you will see scenes of snow, people gathering for a flea market, the beautiful Holiday House on Atlantic Avenue and much more!

Woodhaven Christmas Parade

Local Kids March Down Jamaica Avenue

Each year, in an event sponsored by the Woodhaven Business Improvement District, the residents of Woodhaven welcome the holiday season by holding a Christmas Parade down Jamaica Avenue.

Woodhaven Fall Tour

Beautiful Scenes in Forest Park

The leaves changed colors rapidly this year -- and then they all fell.  Which is why they call it Fall, we suppose. But before they fell, we spent an afternoon around Forest Park, enjoying the beauty, and taking some lovely shots.

Toys for Tots Car Run

East Coast Car Association's Annual Run

The East Coast Car Association collects money year-round for St. Mary's Children's Hospital in Bayside, Queens.  And once a year, they collect toys and drive over to St. Mary's to drop them off and deliver their yearly collection.  We were honored to come along for the ride this year.

The Flag Is Now There

Famed Clocktower Regains a Flag

The historic LaLance & Grosjean factory on Atlantic Avenue has been without a flag for many years.  But the efforts of one resident of Ozone Park led to an American Flag being hoisted over our neighborhoods in time for Veteran's Day.

It's Official!

Our Historic Carousel is Honored

It was long overdue.  But on Monday, October 28th, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission formerly presented the Forest Park Carousel with a plaque commemorating this historic honor.  

The Failure of DOT

Keeping Our Parks Lit Shoundn't Be a Fight

We have been fighting to keep the lights on through Forest Park since the summer and even though thre is a rapist stalking women in the park, the lighting situation was never resolved.  Only Daylight Savings somewhat aleviated the problem.

Debating the Greenway

A Meet & Greet Turns Sour

A meet and greet of QueensWay supporters turned into a debate as opponents of the plan showed up in force.  Proponents of both sides had their say and it looks like they'll be facing off more than a few times in the future. 

Blessing the Pets

Annual Ceremony at Emanuel

Each year, Emanuel United Church of Christ (91st Ave and Woodhaven) holds w wonderful ceremony for the neighborhood pets.  Mostly dogs, but there was a few turtles and a cat.  Even if you don't have any pets, it's a fun event to attend.

Dress-Up Time for Pups!

Contest at Forest Park Dog Run

The Forest Park Dog Run held their annual costume contest for dogs right before Halloween - and also collected blankets and extra food for homeless cats and dogs.  Click here to follow the Forest Park Dog Run on Facebook.

Car Show in Forest Park

All Proceeds Go To Children of St. Mary's

Pictures from this year's East Coast Car Association's Fall Classic -- great cars of all kinds came out to the Forest Park bandshell, and all proceeds go to St. mary's Children's Hospital in Bayside.  Click here for more info on the East Coast Car Association.

Fall Harvest Celebration

A Great Time for Kids at Victory Field

This is a great event, new  to our district courtesy of CM Eric Ulrich.  A Fall Harvest complete with a pumpkin patch, face painting, puppet shows, rides and more.  We look forward to seeing this again next year.

The Best of Woodhaven

The WRBA Celebrates

Pictures and video from this year's dinner dance celebration of the Woodhaven Residents' Block Association.  This year's celebration was well sponsored and well attended.

The Brooklyn-Queens Greenway

A Walk In The Park

We have a beautiful walking / jogging / bicycling path right here in our midst - the Brooklyn - Queens Greenway.  We recently took a walk and took a lot of pictures for your enjoyment.

Woodhaven At The Movies

Student Film Premieres at Cinemart

The students of St. Thomas the Apostle worked hard on their film - and the reward was a gathering and premiere at the Cinemart Theater in Forest Hills.  Joins us for a look back at this project, from the 1st day of filming to the walk down the red carpet!

Remembering Anniversary Day

Roots of Brooklyn-Queens Day Explored

Thursday, June 6th is brooklyn-Queens Day, a day off for many school children.  But its roots go back to the early 1800s and was a huge celebration for nearly a century here in Woodhaven, a day known as Anniversary Day. 

Visiting Morris Variety

Spirit of Lewis of Woodhaven Lives On

Morris Variety, in Valley Stream, is owned and operated by Jack Cazes, who worked for decades at Lewis of Woodhaven.  And morris Variety will remind you of Lewis, from their layout to their customer service.  

Carousel Opens for 2013
Local Icon Opens Strong, Looks Great

The Forest Park Carousel opened for the 2013 Season looking great.  It was certainly nice to go into a new year without having to worry whether it would open or not.  Look forward to revisiting the Carousel many times this summer,  For more info, visit the Forest Park Carousel's Official Site

Historical Society Parties

Makes Plans for 2013

The Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society continued a long held tradition and gathered at Emanuel United Church oif Christ for their annual Christmas Party.  They also discussed plans for 2013, the top priority being the proposed landmarking of St. Matthew's Church and the adjoining Wyckoff-Snedicker Cemetery.  The 2013 schedule was also released.

Touring The Past Online

Looking At Woodhaven's Past At Home

In this update we look at 2 different ways you can look at Woodhaven's past right from the comfort of your living room.  In one, you will review old maps and aerial views of Woodhaven, and in the next you will look through a collection of tax images.  All in all a fascinating new way to research Woodhaven's past.

Next Stop, Brooklyn Manor

A Look At Woodhaven being Built

Have you ever heard of Brooklyn Manor?  How about Woodhaven Expressway? There are lots of goodies in store for you in this latest update -- which started off with one of those amazing coincidences that just make you shake your head.  One of our favorite all-time updates -- hope you enjoy!   

The Art of the Carousel

A Closer Look At The Forest Carousel

Hidden in plain sight around the top of our Carousel is a series of paintings that pay homage to the history of the Forest Park Carousel, Forest park iteslf and the surrounding communities.  Literally, a painted tribute to Queens.  We spotted these painting on our last tour of our local jewel -- you can see that tour here.  


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  A True Son of Woodhaven

Remembering Woodhaven Firefighter Jimmy Young 20 yers after his sacrifice.  Also, see here and here - visit the Facebook Page here.  

  First Ride - Forest Park Carousel Opens in 2014
(You Tube)

The Forest Park Carousel is open for 2014 - and we were happy to take the first ride -- and you are invited!  

  Neir's Taven - 185 Years of Greatness in Woodhaven
(Queens Tribune)

A nice article about Neir's Tavern.  
  Rockaway Beach LIRR Line Meeting Video
(You Tube)

December's meeting about the Rockaway Beach Branch LIRR line.   

  Woodhaven Tutor Heading to Prison
(South Queens Forum)

Arrested for Child porn.

  Woodhaven Represented in Beauty Pageant

Woodhaven's Nalicia Ramdyal will represent Woodhaven in the Miss new York USA Pageant.

  Liam Neeson in Woodhaven

Mr. Woodhaven does it again! Video of Liam neeson filming "Run All Night" on Jamaica Avenue.

  Police Cameras Coming to Forest Park
(South Queens Forum)

14 Cameras coming for Forest park courtesy of Assemblyman Mike Miller and Sen. Joe Addabbo.

  Man Killed on Woodhaven Boulevard
(CBS News)

Victim was from Brooklyn and 35 years old.  Driver fled the scene.

  Woodhaven to be Included in Budgeting Plan
(ABC News)

Participatory budgeting comes to Woodhaven.

  Family of Woodhaven Man Demand Justice
(CBS News)

Update: Drunk driver who killed John Eberling got 6 months.

  Musician Remembered
(Times Ledger)

James Sinisi was born and raised in Woodhaven.

  Woodhaven to Host 2nd Railway Forum
(Queens Chronicle)

WRBA hosts forum to allow residents to speak out.

  Women Get Stuck During Massage Parlor Raid
(ABC News)

Massage Parlor on Jamaica Avenue gets raided.

  Queens Parkgoers Kept In The Dark
(CBS News)

More coverage of DOT's Failure.

  Eric Ulrich Wins Second Term
(Queens Chronicle)

Mr. Ulrich defeats Mr. Simon.

  Liz Crowley Wins Second Term
(Queens Chronicle)

Ms. Crowley defeats Mr. Caruana.

  Mayor Bloomberg Visits Eric Ulrich

Scenes from Eric Ulrich's fundraiser at which Mayor Bloomberg made an appearance.

  Police Seeking Copper Thieves
(Queens Chronicle)

Strike at neighborhood eyesore.  Caught on video.

  89th Street Rapist Gets 25 Years
(Times Ledger)

Struck again after being arrested for 89th Street attack.

  New Park Draws Skaters From Around City
(DNA Info)

Ribbon Cuting Ceremony this weekend.

  102 Pct to Get More Officers
(Queens Chronicle)

10 new officers on their way.

  Forest Park Senior Center Closes
(Queens Chronicle)

Funding issues causes senior center to cease offering services.

  Noise Complaints on Rise
(Queens Courier)

WRBA runs survey about residential noise.

  Man Convicted for Killing Cat
(NY Post)

Bludgeoned cat to death in Woodhaven.

  102 Pct. Takes on Illegally Parked Trucks
(Queens Chronicle)

Recap of 102 Pct Meeting.

  Woodhaven Artist Wins at Exhibit

Jose Moya wins best painting award at exhibit in Manhattan. His painting is of Jamaica Avenue!

  Finding Haven in Woodhaven
(Wall Street Journal)

Our community is featured in the Wall Street Journal.

  A Garden Grows In Woodhaven
(Leader Observer)

The American Legion Post 118's Garden of Remembrance.

  Beloved Civic Activist Passes
(The Forum)

Remembering Roger Hennin, the Woodhaven resident who passed last week at 85.

  Man Struck and Killed on Atlantic Avenue
(The Forum)

The 73-year was struck at 87th and Atlantic.  (See our coverage here and the Queens Chronicle.)

  Landmark Commission To Hold Hearing On Carousel
(NY Daily News)

The Landmark Commission will hear the case for landmarking the carousel in 2013.

  World Book Night Event at WRBA Office 4/23
(WRBA Engage)

Come to the WRBA Office on Tuesday 4/23 for a free book (while supplies last).

  Shamrock Killer Found Guilty
(NY Daily News)

32 years after he killed 2 men inside the Shamrock Bar, a Gambino capo was found guilty.

  Select Bus Service for Woodhaven?
(NY Daily News)

A plan to lighten traffic on the boulevard.

  Woodhaven Native Hits Broadway
(Queens Tribune)

The Department of Agriculture has caused a lot of confusion in their search for the pesky insect.

  USDA Inspecting for Beetles
(WRBA Engage)

The Department of Agriculture has caused a lot of confusion in their search for the pesky insect.

  Woodhaven Home Stinks Up Joint
(Queens Chronicle)

Home on 85th Street spews human waste on to sidewalk

  Man Killed Crossing Woodhaven Boulevard
(Queens Chronicle)

Elderly man slips and is struck by car.

  Commission Splits Woodhaven 
(Queens Tribune)

"The Districting Commission did the wrong thing, pure and simple.".

  Carousel to be Landmarked?
(Queens Chronicle)

Landmark Commission eyeing our Carousel.

  St. Matt's to be Landmarked?
(Queens Chronicle)

Landmark Commission eyeing our Carousel.

  Quiet, Please!
(NY Post)

The #1 Complaint of New Yorkers.

  Carousel Reopens Coverage

    Forest Park: Woodhaven's Treasure

A tribute to the beauty that is Forest Park in Woodhaven.

  Women's Center Boosts Confidence

A profile on the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

  Vincent Seyfried Dies at 94 Years Old
(Queen Gazette)

The historian and author of "The History of Woodhaven and Ozone Park" dies at 94 years old.
  The Man Who Built Woodhaven

Florian Grosjean and his impact on Woodhaven will be discussed at the Woodhaven Historical Society on Wednesday January 25th at 1 PM at Emanuel Church.