The new paint creates a distinct difference in the neighborhood.
In 2009, Council Member Elizabeth Crowley stood with State Senator Joe Addabbo, Assemblyman Mike Miller, and Maria Thomson, executive director of the Woodhaven Business Improvement District to demand that the MTA repaint and renovate the elevated tracks along Jamaica Avenue.
The rusting tracks were an eyesore that hurt local businesses, and loose bolts and chipped paint fell from the tracks creating a safety risk to pedestrians.
In July 2010, the MTA announced capital funds were allocated to the project, and work began in the spring of 2011. To date, the entire Woodhaven portion of the line has been repainted!
Going forward in 2012, Council Member Crowley will continue to push the MTA to expediently finish the Richmond Hill portion of the tracks.
Photo courtesy of Joey Wendell