It is amazing how many serious quality of life issues our leader in this community refuse to address. They have dragged their feet on the major garbage issue and to this day still have not come up with any type of action plan. They have not addressed the auto body shop issue of placing smashed and unlicensed cars on residential streets, but thankfully Sgt Cedillo and The Untouchable from the 103rd precinct have gone nuclear on this major problem and have addressed this and come up with solutions without the help of our useless leaders.
Another major issue and a pretty serious one is the problem of vacant homes, many which have been used as illegal dumping sites and a bigger problem, is the breaking into some of these homes that are not adequately sealed up to stop vandalism, stealing of copper and other items in the house, illegal activities and squatting. The squatting causes a serious problem that can affect others living near these houses since fires can start real easily and then spread to neighboring houses.
The notorious James Fobb house at 107-64 165th St has not only been used as a dumping ground for all types of garbage, but neighbors in the area have stated that the house has been entered many times by prostitutes, crack addicts and other individuals engaged in shady activity due to it being easily accessible since the back door is pretty much a piece of rotting plywood with a lock that is easily broken into.
Another vacant house since last year is located at 170-12 89th Avenue (right around the corner from me). Not only is garbage being dumped in the front yard, but the flimsy basement door has been broken at the bottom for on April 9th. I reported it, then on April 21st, I noticed that the door was completely taken of its hinges and put upside down.
Since this house is one of several attached houses on this block and all are wooden homes, a fire starting in this vacant home in the middle of the night can pose a major hazardous situation for all the other homes, putting people’s lives in danger.
This issue has been reported including to the Department of Buildings, but as of now this vacant house is easy to get into from both the basement and the front door.
It is time for our elected and community leaders to once and for all address this very serious problem in our community before something really bad happens. Last year, in the area, a vacant home caught fire because of squatters, in another vacant home a body was found and another in the area was a den of major drug dealing.
Time to step up to the plate and address this issue once and for all. So Katz, Comrie, Wills and all you other leaders in the community, address the damn problem! We have some people doing some bad shit to this community and on the other hand we have leaders who aren’t doing shit. A bad combination not matter how you spin it.
so yet again, another major issue in a community of color that does not get addressed or solutions found. Ironic, that all of our Jamaica leaders are people of color.
I am so amazed at how many big quality of life issues are being ignored in this community by so-called leaders. How can you even call yourself leaders, when you all have done so little for the community, except when it is time to do a photo-op, then you all come out of the woodwork like cock roaches.