Nov. 5, 2013 By Christian Murray
For the first time in more than twenty years, several Woodside streets will be lit up with holiday lights this December–and adorned with snowflakes and streamers.
The lights, which are scheduled to be erected during the last week of November, will go up on Woodside Avenue (between 61st and 56th streets) and on Roosevelt Avenue (from 61st to 52nd streets).
“We want to bring the festive, seasonal feeling to the neighborhood,” said Adrian Bordoni, executive director of Woodside on the Move, which sought the lights and is in charge of administering them.
Woodside on the Move received the funding for the lights through Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s office—as well as donations from local businesses.
“I wanted to make sure that Woodside was just as lit up over the holidays as all the other neighborhoods in my district,” Van Bramer said, referring to Sunnyside and Long Island City.
“The lights are not just about making us all feel good,” Van Bramer said “People are more likely to shop in the neighborhood with them there—which is good for small businesses.”