Photo Courtesy of Copuncilman Holden’s Office
After meetings with NYPD officials, a foot patrol has been assigned to Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven, Councilman Holden said.
By Michael V. Cusenza
Following recent meetings with NYPD Queens South brass and the commanding officer of the 102nd Precinct, City Councilman Bob Holden (D-Middle Village) announced Sunday that a foot patrol has been assigned to Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven.
“After meeting with Chief [Ruben] Beltran of Queens South and Captain Antonio Fidicaro of the 102nd Precinct to discuss issues affecting Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven, I’m grateful that a foot patrol has been assigned,” Holden noted. “I thank Queens South and the 102nd Precinct for their assistance.”
Holden said that in his Saturday meeting with Fidicaro and 102nd Precinct Community Affairs Officer Edwin Martinez he talked about tackling reckless driving and other motor vehicle-related problems along the thoroughfare. By Monday, area cops had set up a checkpoint at Jamaica Avenue and Forest Parkway.
In his confab with Beltran, who took over for long-time Queens South Commander David Barrere in January 2020, Holden said they discussed how they could improve the quality of life of constituents and business owners along Jamaica Avenue.
“I look forward to seeing some results soon,” Holden said.
Additionally, last week, Holden joined Woodhaven Business Improvement District Executive Director Raquel Olivares, leaders of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, and Community Board 9 Chairman Kenichi Wilson on a walking tour of Jamaica Avenue. After noticing a particularly badly rusted area of the train trestle near 80th Street, Holden said his office reported it to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
“They informed me that they will fix it immediately,” Holden said.