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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. Nydia Velazquez
State Sen. Joe Addabbo
State Assembly Mike Miller
City Council Elizabeth Crowley
City Council Eric Ulrich
Queens BP Melida Katz
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
 





Historic Cemetery Cleanup

Cleanups Scheduled 2nd Sat of Every Month

The Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society and the St. Thomas the Apostle Woodhaven History Club have partnered up with All Saints to clean up our historic burial ground on 96th Street. Next cleanup scheduled for Saturday, August 9th.

Woodhaven Thanks Our Vets

BBQ is a Smash Success

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez was among the guests that came out to greet the residents as they thanked the troops in the 1st annual barbecue to thank our vets of American Legion Post 118.

Students Celebrate The Flag

Annual Salute to Flag a Touching Tribute

Every year, the students of St. Thomas the Apostle gather to salute the American Flag through words and song. The younger students make their own flag hats and they gather to say the pledge, sing the National Anthem and other patriotic songs.

The Royals at the Carousel

WRBA Sponsored Team Wraps Up Season

The members of the Woodhaven Residents Block Association chipped in a few dollars to take the WRBA sponsored team in WORKS Little League to the Forest Park Carousel to mark the end of the 2014 Season.

Bully Moms United

Event Held At Forest Park Dog Run

Bully Moms United are a group of Pit Bull owners looking to educate the public about the breed as well as raise money for sick pups and other organizations that help pit bulls. They held a nice event at the dog run in Forest Park and we were there.

American Legion Remembers

Observance Honors Past Members

American Legion Post 118 held their traditional Memorial Day Observance outside the Legion Hall in front of the Garden of Remembrance - it was a beautiful ceremony honoring the past members of the post who are no longer with us. 

Woodhaven Represented!

Residents March in Forest Hills Parade

Woodhaven has been represented in the Memorial Day Parade in Forest Hills for years, but the numbers had dwindled down to one marcher in recent years - but we put out the call for marchers and made a nice showing this year. 

Strack Pond - A Walkthrough

Named After PFC Laurence Strack

Strack Pond in Forest Park was named after Private First Class Laurence Strack, the first Woodhaven casualty in Vietnam. Strack used to play for Rich-Haven and the ballfields at this location were named in his honor. join us on a trip around the pond.

Keeping Woodhaven Clean!

Residents Gather to Clean Playground

Residents of Woodhaven gathered at Mary Whalen Playground to help clean up leaves, twigs, sticks and litter. Over 70 volunteers gathered 106 bags in just 2 hours - and had a great time. 

A Visit to a Historic Graveyard

STA Students Research Wcykoff-Snedicker

The St. Thomas the Apostle History Club recently visited the historic Colonial-Era Wyckoff-Snedicker Family Cemetery behind All Saint's on 96th Street. Click here to keep up-to-date with the STA History Club on Facebook.

Works Little League Parade 2014

Annual Parade Thru Woodhaven 

WORKS Little league kicked off their 2014 season with their annual parade through Woodhaven. This is a tradition that goes back to the 1950s but due to track work, the parade was routed away from Woodhaven the past few years. Was nice to see it back where it belongs: Woodhaven!

Woodhaven Town Hall: April

Visits from Ulrich, Addabbo

State Senator Joe Addabbo gave us an update on the collapsed building and Councilman Eric Ulrich spoke about Participatory Budgets at the April meeting of the Woodhaven Residents' Block Association. There was also a presentation by Circle Academy, the proposed new charter school in Woodhaven. We were also joined by Miss Woodhaven, Nalicia Ramdyal.

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.

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.  

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. 

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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  Two Arrested in Fatal Beating
(NY Post)

Two men have been arrested and charged with murder in the beating death of a man on Atlantic Avenue, a brawl that started in an ozone Park strip club. More info here and here.  

  Atlantic Avenue a Concern
(The Forum)

The residents of Woodhaven express frustration over conditions on Atlantic Avenue.  

  High School Equivalency Classes in Woodhaven
(SSNDEC)

The School isters of Notre Dame Educational Center offers low cost educational options for women.  

  Ride the Carousel to Fight Alzheimer's
(Engage)

The 3rd annual fundraiser at the carousel is set for riday August 22nd.  

  Lane Tragedy Remembered
(Leader-Observer)

The Haunted castle fire that claimed the lives of 4 young students was 30 years ago.  

  A True Son of Woodhaven
(Leader-Observer)

Remembering Woodhaven Firefighter Jimmy Young 20 years 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
(Leader-Observer)

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

  Liam Neeson in Woodhaven
(YouTube)

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
(PW)

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
(Engage)

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
(Leader-Observer)

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

  Women's Center Boosts Confidence
(Leader/Observer)

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
(Leader-Observer)

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.