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Easter fun on — and above — Jamaica Avenue

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Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:30 am

Spring is in full bloom on Woodhaven’s main commercial strip, Jamaica Avenue.

The Woodhaven Business Improvement District held its spring promotion over the weekend, featuring a performance by the Beatles cover band “Plastic Soul,” left, who stopped to chat with WBID staff and the Easter Bunny.

As they played classic tunes in the Forest Parkway Plaza — the “town square” of Woodhaven — commuters waiting for the J train at the 85th Street-Forest Parkway subway station grooved to the music, right.

The WBID also handed out quarters to shoppers parking their cars on Jamaica Avenue to provide 15 free minutes of parking time, part of its promotion to encourage them to spend more time shopping on the avenue.

The WBID hosts several promotional events thoroughout the year, including during the Christmas season, to encourage people to come to Jamaica Avenue to do their shopping.

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