October 28, 2019 marked the installation of our newest beautification project-- flower planters along Woodhaven Boulevard. The Woodhaven Business Improvement District (BID) collaborated with Councilman Eric Ulrich, who allocated $40,000 of taxpayer money towards this initiative, the Queens Botanical Garden, who provided the wonderful flowers, and the New York City Department of Transportation.
In total, there are 15 planters between 86th Road and 88th Avenue, along Woodhaven Boulevard. Each cheery, purple pot includes the following plants: four Yucca Color Guards, four Dwarf Manchurian Lilacs, one Cherry Laurel Otto Luyken, two Red stemmed Dogwoods, and four Juniper Blue Stars.
As quoted in Councilman Eric Ulrich’s official press release on October 28, 2019, Woodhaven BID Executive Director, Raquel Olivares, affirms we are “thrilled for the presentation of planters on one of Queen's busiest, most history-rich spaces, Woodhaven Boulevard, because they equally create a pleasant ambiance and are in alignment with our aspirations to increase foot traffic and visibility of Jamaica Avenue, shaping a more vibrant corridor.”