Since December we have had snowstorms, which have gotten more severe. It seems more like Juneau, Alaska than New York City. It has been frigid cold with snow and ice. This weather has really been hard on everyone of all ages, the old and the young suffering the most. The ice is especially dangerous. So, please be careful walking and if there are any problem areas on Jamaica Avenue, please call our Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation office at (718) 805-0202 and we will address the location.
As all Woodhavenites we have to keep on getting down to Jamaica Avenue. In spite of the continued bad weather, the stores are open. If you can’t get to our Avenue, there are many restaurants and businesses that deliver.
Being so preoccupied by this brutal weather, we almost forgot our day for “lovers,” St. Valentine’s Day is this Friday. There are still many gifts and tokens of love available on our “Everything Avenue.” In our many stores, you can buy cards with loving sentiments, and any “heartfelt” gifts you may need. Most of our stores are family-owner operated, who offer personalized warm attention to their shoppers. So buy that perfume, a gift certificate jewelry, special outfit and especially the homemade delicious box of chocolates for that loving lady in your life. And for that special guy buy him a shirt, a special manly cologne and if you really want to show your love, let him have some of your valentine chocolates.
Please always shop locally, especially now in these difficult times, keep your money in Woodhaven. I hope that you have a very loving day with many appreciated gifts. Remember, Woodhaven store owners and business owners care about Woodhaven for they contribute toward your WBID to fund keeping your Jamaica Avenue vital.
Hopefully, we will have clearing of these snowstorms by Friday, so even if your Valentine’s gift is late, please buy it in one of Jamaica Avenue’s stores.
Important information: Remember our children are safe in New York because of our District Attorney Richard Brown, who is prosecuting all child abuse cases to the fullest extent of the law. If you suspect child abuse call (800) 342-3720, you may remain anonymous.
Sadly we lost an excellent professional respected photographer recently, Ira Cohen of the Queens Tribune. Ira was a veteran of the Vietnam War. In addition to being so talented, because of his service he was also a hero, and will be missed.
May God bless our Armed Forces, our disabled veterans and may God bless America.