Woodside on the Move won big in the latest city budget.
The city allocated $191,730 to the organization, of which nearly $152,000 will go specifically toward the group’s efforts to assist tenants and residents with housing-related issues.
WOTM’s services include after-school programs, summer camp for youth, tenant advocacy, case management, adult computer classes, immigration counseling, free tax services, monthly legal clinics and cultural programming.
“Woodside on the Move is an indispensable resource for our Woodside community,” Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer said in a statement. “This allocation will help fund essential programming for youth and families, ranging from summer camp and cultural performances to tech training and housing assistance.”
Months after debris rained down on Woodside residents from the elevated subway track, the MTA is taking action to prevent further incidents.
On Saturday, MTA New York City Transit announced a new pilot program to test the feasibility of netting to capture debris while still allowing regular inspections.
The 61 St-Woodside station on the 7 line was chosen as one of four sites for the netting “due to a history of loose debris and higher elevations.”
As the MTA noted, the Woodside station, which opened in 1917, runs above Roosevelt Avenue, a main thoroughfare in Queens. It’s also a connection to the Long Island Rail Road.
“Owing to its age and exposure to weather conditions year-round, this location is particularly susceptible to deterioration that may cause debris to periodically fall from the structure,” the MTA says.
Got any plans tomorrow night (Friday, June 14)? If not, you’re in luck. You can catch a free movie in Sunnyside!
At 7 p.m. in Noonan Park, there will be an outdoor screening of “The Muppets Take Manhattan.”
Here’s the movie’s plot: When Kermit the Frog and friends start a stage act, they decide to take the show from their college town to Broadway. However, once the Muppets wind up in New York City, they have difficulty finding financial support for the production, instead running into cheats like Murray Plotsky (Dabney Coleman). Unable to stage the show, the group splits up, and they all take different jobs around the country. Just as Kermit thinks he has finally found a backer, an accident gives him amnesia.