IS THERE REALLY ANY ENFORCEMENT AT RUFUS KING PARK BECAUSE IT IS TRASHED AND THE OUTDOOR HOMELESS SHELTER IS THRIVING WHILE QUEENS BP KATZ AND ELECTED OFFICIALS IGNORE THE SITUATION

Bad Mexican Hombres drinking in public, white white boy in background, cuts up some drugs. A few blocks from where Mayor and crew were doing their bullshit publicity stunt.

Damn, that white boy in the back is cutting up some good shit.

Well, if anyone is taking advantage of the $2.2 million dollar upgrade to Rufus King Park, it is certainly the homeless and the ghetto slobs from the area.

I was told that there would be Park Enforcement at Jamaica’s Outdoor Homeless Shelter, but from the looks at the photos below, it seem scarce. Hey Melinda Katz, how many of the parks in your hood look like this. AND try answering a constituent’s question for a change or are you pulling a deBlasio?

ANOTHER PROUD MOMENT in the  REVITALIZATION OF JAMAICA.

Photos below taken by “The Philster on 7.26.17. GREAT SHOTS PHILSTER!

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From The Philster, Roving Reporter:

Despite stepped up enforcement, Rufus King Park is still being trashed by the locals. As usual, the “Bad Hombre” hotel at the pavilion is open for business, and business is good!

SO WHAT GOOD ARE GRANTS TO IMPROVE STOREFRONTS IN JAMAICA, WHEN MORE & MORE PROBLEMATIC HOMELESS SHELTERS KEEP GETTING DUMPED HERE BY THE DOZENS

One step forward for Jamaica and THREE STEPS BACK, that is the motto of the Jamaica Now NON-ACTION PLAN. You cannot put a small band-aid over a gaping wound and not disinfect it, otherwise it will never heal right and get infected, which is pretty much what is going on with throwing various amounts of money (and really compared to say other parts of NYC, not really much) on the so-called “revitalization of Jamaica” when the root problems in Jamaica are not being addressed or corrected.

East Village Thompkins Square Park in the 80’s. Could this be the future of Jamaica’s Rufus King Park.

We already have seen what $2.2 million dollars has done for Rufus King Park for upgrades including fixing up the Pavilion. The Pavilion and the rest of the park have become an outdoor homeless shelter with large amounts of homeless & drug addicts, plus mounds of garbage, not unlike Tompkins Square Park in the East Village during the 80’s where the park was pretty much Needle & Homeless Shelter Park where that park’s bandstand was filled with homeless. I mean what good is putting $2.2 million dollars into upgrades for this park, when over 26 homeless shelters have been dumped into the Jamaica area, not counting group homes and hybrid hotel/homeless shelter like the Comfort Inn on 162 St in downtown Jamaica and the homeless are flocking to the “new & improved” Rufus King Park.

Downtown Jamaica Comfort Inn. Worker inside told me that 3 floors are for hotel guests and three floors are for homeless. Nothing like being greeted at a hotel than by a half naked homeless man sitting in hot weather.

Bad Mexican Hombres drinking in public, white white boy in background, cuts up some drugs. A few blocks from where Mayor and crew were doing their bullshit publicity stunt.

Damn, that white boy in the back is cutting up some good shit.

Quality of life in Jamaica, which was never great to begin with, has gotten much worse in the past year alone with the dumping of problematic homeless shelters into the area, homeless that come from outside Jamaica to boot. Put in more drug clinics to attract addicts from all over including Long Island and you have a recipe for disaster NOT IMPROVEMENT OR REVITALIZATION, especially since these homeless shelters have little security or services for those folks, but are rather just a warehouse to dump them.

I mean what type of downtown planning is this or is this really any type of planning at all. I mean the model of one step forward, three steps back is called FAILURE.

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From DNAInfo New York:

City Grants Aim to Boost Storefronts in Downtown Jamaica

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | July 25, 2017 5:43pm

 Several shops along Sutphin Boulevard got a makeover last year thanks to a city grant seeking to beautify the area and attract more shoppers.

Several shops along Sutphin Boulevard got a makeover last year thanks to a city grant seeking to beautify the area and attract more shoppers.View Full Caption

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QUEENS — Small businesses in downtown Jamaica can now apply for grants allowing them to upgrade their storefronts, as part of the city’s effort to boost the long-neglected neighborhood and increase foot traffic an area that has been undergoing major changes in recent years.

The program, announced recently by Mayor Bill de Blasio, will provide funds to dozens of businesses in the area to improve their signage and window displays through the Department of Small Business Services, the city said.

Small businesses and building owners will be able to receive up to $20,000 to make various upgrades — such as façade restoration, new awnings and exterior painting — with the grants reimbursing up to 75 percent of the improvement cost.

https://neighborhoodsquare.com/embed/story?storyId=822900

“Thriving small business corridors help foster vibrant neighborhoods across our city,” Gregg Bishop, commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services, said in a statement.

“The Jamaica storefront improvement program is investing in this community and will make Jamaica an even better place to live and to run a business,” he noted.

In total, the program will offer $500,000, provided by the city’s Economic Development Corporation, to help up to 30 local businesses.

The grants come to the neighborhood as part of the Jamaica NOW Action Plan, which seeks to revitalize the neighborhood.

Last year, several storefronts on Sutphin Boulevard also got a makeover thanks to a city grant to help beautify the area and attract more shoppers.

Those interested in the storefront improvement program have until Sept. 19 to apply. For more information, email storefronts@sbs.nyc.gov, call 212-513-9276 or visit nyc.gov/storefronts.

 

HERE IS A SMART TIP FOR RENTERS: IF A LANDLORD/REAL ESTATE AGENT IS DRESSED LIKE OR LOOKS LIKE A THUG HOOD RAT, DON’T GIVE THEM A FUCKING DEPOSIT

This latest scam was geared toward Spanish speaking immigrants since these con man posted on Facebook in Spanish, BUT really folks HOW FUCKING STUPID ARE SOME OF YOU or for my Spanish speaking folks, CÓMO FODA ESTÚPIDA SON ALGUNOS DE USTED.

I mean who would give total strangers on the sidewalk money for a deposit on an apartment. Plus strangers who look like ghetto thug hood rats or MS-13 gang members to boot.

IDIOTS, that is who.

I mean how dumb does one have to be. I guess pretty damn dumb, but then in this day and age, with grown people playing Candy Crush and watching stupid idiotic reality shows, the STUPID FACTOR is SKY HIGH. I mean we so have a mentally challenged person in the White House.

I mean look at those fucking thugs below. They look like guys who would throw your ass into a van and sell you.

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From Times Ledger:

Three men posed as homeowners to scam apartment hunters: NYPD

Police in three precincts are searching for three con men who posed as landlords to rip off people in Corona, East Elmhurst and Jackson Heights.

The NYPD was looking for three men who misrepresented themselves as home owners to rip off unsuspecting apartment hunters in East Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights this spring.

 Beginning on April Fools Day at least four victims were scammed after they responded to advertisements that were posted on Facebook in regards to apartments for rent, police said.

The first incident took place April 1 in front of 77-01 31st Ave. in East Elmhurst when a 40-year-old woman met with an unidentified individual and gave him a deposit of $1,400. A second incident occurred April 21, when a 25-year-old woman handed a deposit of $1,800 to a man at 41-62 70th St. in Jackson Heights, police said.

The con men struck again in East Elmhurst April 23 when a victim gave an individual an $1,800 deposit in front of 95-22 Jackson Mill Road, according to authorities. A final incident occurred in front of 137-58 Northern Blvd. in Corona when another victim gave a man a deposit of $1,500, police said.

Each time the victims were given keys with a receipt for the deposit as the individuals fled to parts unknown. Upon arriving at the apartments each victim found they were already occupied and unavailable. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

HOMELESS TAKE OVER OF JAMAICA PARKS, GARBAGE, & OTHER NONSENSE BEING COMPLETELY IGNORED IN THE “REVITALIZED JAMAICA”

TO THE POWERS THAT BE:

Explain to me how Jamaica is “revitalized” because the photos below show no indication of it. AND opening yet another Beauty Supply Store and another sneaker store (KICKS) on The Ave in the old Citi bank building does not scream revitalization or improvement or up-in-coming, it just screams out SAME OLD SHIT.

As one reader said:

How come the Jamaica Business Resource Center which opened to great fanfare in the ’90’s, the former landmarked La Casina commercial building on 160th street opposite the entrance to the Jamaica Market, is now a dentist’s office? What happened to all the governmental dough that was shoveled into the JBTC maw? Hmnn? Wasn’t this supposed to be an “incubator” of “holistic” enterprise? And how come CityRib/ModaGrill went belly-up?

As another stated:

Jamaica Non-action plan is sounding more like a slush fund. Do not be surprised if there is a scandal involving this program the same way the PVB was used in the 80’s.

Guess these below spots were not on the agenda by the Mayor Clown Jamaica Tour last week. AND what will be the deal on August 1st,  103rd’s National Night Out Against Crime at Rufus King Park from 7pm to 9m. Will the bad hombres be there for all to see, along with the other residents of Rufus King Outdoor Homeless Shelter.

Hear the sound of the $2.2 million spent on Rufus King Park or the $10 million (lose pocket change) from Cuomo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-3Iq3XQkAw

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From The Philster, roving reporter:

Bad Mexican Hombres drinking in public, white white boy in background, cuts up some drugs. A few blocks from where Mayor and crew were doing their bullshit publicity stunt.

Damn, that white boy in the back is cutting up some good shit.

I went back to work today and stopped by Rufus King Park. It’s a lot cleaner this enforcement has stepped up, but still not perfect. The bad hombres took over the pavilion with cots and cardboard. Imagine if the bad hombres decided to set up camp in a park in Forest Hills. They would be booted within a hour.

 

Upgraded living Jamaica Style at The Moda, which now offers Market Rate outdoor living.

Nothing screams ghetto more than a trashed tree pit next to a stripped chained bicycle. Ah, Jamaica’s tourist attractions I presume. 147pl/Archer ave.

This is a major problem with community gardens in Jamaica. They get taken care of for a season or two, then they are forgotten about. Then the gardens become overgrown with weeds, illegal dumping occurs, loitering, and of course they become a drinking spot for low life’s (notice the empty Corona Bottles). This is the George Eagle Carr community garden on 148st, and obviously the community does not care about it. I was in LIC this weekend and I walked by two community gardens, both of which were cared for and in pristine condition. People from the hood always always whine that they do not have enough green space or community gardens. Well, you have one on 148st, take care of it, dammit!

Look at a community garden in LIC. I walked by 2 this weekend and both were beautiful. People do not take care of anything around here.

NON-GHETTO Community Garden in LIC.

 

ANOTHER SHOOTING/KILLING IN THE SAVAGE LAND OF JAMAICA AS WELL KNOWN BARBER, ZANU SIMPSON, IS KILLED EXECUTION STYLE IN HIS CAR

Another damn shooting and killing in this community AGAIN. What is wrong with the Jamaica community.

Zanu Simpson, 32, was a well known barber at Strickly Skillz Barbershop in Hollis and was shot execution style while sitting in his car on Tuesday morning at 12:15am after leaving a nearby bar.

Strickly Skills Barbershop was the sight of a 2am robbery on April 12, 2015, where two armed robbers entered the shop and robbed (http://qns.com/story/2015/04/23/police-looking-for-pair-in-hollis-barbershop-stickup/) a 33-year-old, a 29-year-old and a 23-year-old and took from there pockets $1,600, three cellphones, gold chains and a driver’s license. That is a lot of cash to have in your pockets, I mean who actually walks around with that kind of cash.

Ironically back in October of 2016, another popular barber/owner, Brian Berry,  was shot and killed at a shop with the exact same name, Strickly Skillz Barbershop in Pine Hills, Florida (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-barber-shop-homicide-suspect-20161028-story.html).

A business owner, Trinice Brown nearby the Florida barbershop said after the shooting and  killing:

“We’ve got to stop. We’ve got to stop this violence. This is nonsense,” Brown said. “What’s the anger about? What’s the beef about? Why are people just taking peoples lives? I don’t know why someone would take his life to take him like that. It’s horrible.”

Sounds like the same old story in communities of color.

Something does not add up right to this whole story, but as time goes on we may or may not find more information on this. But as is the case with Jamaica, things are not always as they seem to be.

In the meantime, another young man in the community is dead. ANOTHER ONE this year and it is only July and the count of violent deaths is already past 10.

As I said something is very wrong with this community and local leaders and elected officials as usual go on as business as usual, waiting for the next bullshit photo op, while closing their eyes to the many problems and sweeping things under the rug like the kidnapping and pimping out of a 15 year old black girl for four months in Rev. Floyd Flake’s Greater Allen Senior Residence (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/24-days-the-flakes-and-greater-allen-church-have-made-no-comment-about-underage-girl-being-pimped-out-of-greater-allen-cathedral-senior-residence-for-four-months-and-neither-have-any-loca/).

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From WPIX:

Queens barber fatally shot in vehicle; no arrests: police

QUEENS — A barber was fatally shot while sitting in a vehicle in Queens early Tuesday, according to police, who are searching for his killer.

Zanu Simpson, 32, was killed while sitting in the driver’s seat of a BMW, police said.

Police say they first responded to a 911 call of a man shot near South Conduit and Lansing avenues around 12:15 a.m.

He was found with a gunshot wound to his head, and unconscious and unresponsive, police said. EMS transported him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Simpson, who had no criminal record, had just left a nearby bar and grill when he was killed, according to police sources.

Social media profiles show Simpson is a barber at Strickly Skillz Barbershop in Queens.

A message in Simpson’s memory was posted to the shop’s Facebook page early Tuesday.

 

PIX11’s Myles Miller contributed to this report. 

$10 MILLION DOLLARS TO “REVITALIZE” DOWNTOWN JAMAICA – AND GOD FUCKING LAUGHED SO HARD HE SHIT OUT RUBEN WILLS & REV. FLOYD FLAKE

First off $10 million dollars is NOTHING and cannot revitalize a block, let alone downtown Jamaica. AND how do you revitalize an area when the city keeps dumping homeless shelters, hotels turned homeless shelter, supportive housing and group homes in the area. As of last count there are 26 homeless shelters and this does not count the group homes or the hybrid half hotels/half homeless shelters.

AND what about all the fucking gangs that thrive here, the criminal element, the hood rats and all the low-class ghetto slobs. Might as well flush that fucking 10 million down the shitter along with the $2.2 million for the upgrades to Rufus King Park outdoor homeless shelter and garbage dump.

Damn, that white boy in the back is cutting up some good shit.

Bad Mexican Hombres drinking in public, white white boy in background, cuts up some drugs. A few blocks from where Mayor and crew were doing their bullshit publicity stunt.

Downtown Jamaica Comfort Inn. Worker inside told me that 3 floors are for hotel guests and three floors are for homeless. Nothing like being greeted at a hotel than by a half naked homeless man sitting in hot weather.

FUCKING SCUM HOOD RATS who gang raped a mother of two in Jamaica July 11th/12 and lived in a group home on South Road.

Over a million dollars and you would think this is some little kid playing the slums of Calcutta.

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From Queens Courier:

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Downtown Jamaica will receive $10 million to revitalize the neighborhood.

As Jamaica continues to grow with initiatives like the Jamaica Now Action Plan, seven projects from the neighborhood will receive their share of the state’s $100 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) to further transform Jamaica.

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced the project winners, which will receive a total of $10 million that will go towards revitalizing downtown Jamaica, modernizing infrastructure, and bolstering Queens’ economy by working in conjunction with state agencies and the Regional Economic Development Council.

 “This critical investment in Jamaica’s downtown will help it grow into a major economic hub that boosts small businesses, expands economic opportunity for residents, and draws new residents and visitors to the community,” Cuomo said. “These projects will help transform downtown Jamaica into a bustling neighborhood, spurring economic development and creating a brighter future for residents and workers across the great borough of Queens.”

The winning projects are:

  • Greater Jamaica Development Corporation Co-Working Space: Funds will help create a 10,000-square-foot shared workspace for up to 90 local entrepreneurs and independent professionals at the Moda Building, run by Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC). The space will provide an affordable, flexible workspace and access to business equipment and services for startup companies, freelancers, and others.
  • Bring High-Speed Broadband to Downtown Jamaica: This will boost Jamaica’s broadband infrastructure to support high-speed service to existing businesses as well as the public. The project will bridge two gaps in the conduit pathway so that new lines are able to be run to Jamaica, providing needed capacity and allowing for the installation of fixed wireless hubs to support Wi-Fi based broadband connectivity and a broadband market.
  • Conversion of Archer Archways – 159th Street into a Public Space: This project will create a public space around the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) underpass at 159th Street. Improvements will include overhead lighting, public art space, seating, and event space.
  • Downtown Jamaica Gateway Improvements: Jamaica Center will be transformed into a downtown gateway with pedestrian space, lighting, and streetscape improvements and enhanced pedestrian space on Parsons Boulevard between Jamaica and Archer avenues.
  • Fund for Dining Options Downtown: Funds to improve the dining options and nightlife activity in the downtown area by establishing a Restaurant Startup Fund as well as an incubator space for new food businesses at the Jamaica Market.
  • Prime Skills Entrepreneurship Fund: Expand the Prime Skills program, an entrepreneurship training program that helps low-income Jamaica residents launch or grow businesses. Funding will support two additional program cohorts, expand mentorship and support to previous program graduates, and provide a fund to purchase equipment for program graduates.
  • Career Prep at Edison High School: Funds will help enhance the Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School’s nationally recognized Career and Technical Education programs by purchasing new equipment and software that will enable the programs to ensure graduates are job-ready for employment in the tech, design and health care sectors.

“Everyone has long recognized Jamaica’s inherent potential for smart growth, and the 7 winning projects selected under Governor Cuomo’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative are critical to Downtown Jamaica’s economic growth and development,” said Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. “This is a concerted, strategic investment toward revitalizing Jamaica’s downtown core by enhancing education, entrepreneurship and public space. The selected projects are also consistent with the vision of the holistic and comprehensive Jamaica NOW Action Plan underway, and will make the area even more attractive to residents, businesses and investors.”

 

HYPOCRITE & LIMOUSINE LIBERAL MAYOR DUMBO RIDES SUBWAY, BUT ORDERED ALL HOMELESS TO BE REMOVED

AND many of you will vote for the big white clown into office again.  WHY? He is the classic hypocrite and limousine liberal, who is fine with shit as long as it is NOT IN HIS BACKYARD or on his subway ride as he ordered NYPD to round up all homeless on his recent subway trip.

This same bullshit was done when Mayor Big Bird paid a visit to John Jay College a few weeks ago, where he pulled yet another publicity stunt when he came to the college to make phone calls on as part of CUNY Citizenship Now offering legal advice to immigrants (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/mayor-de-blasio-doles-legal-advice-immigrants-call-in-article-1.3263538). On 58th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue, where there is scaffolding, a group of regular homeless folks hang out all the time, the homeless were rounded up and moved from that location the day the Mayor came.  OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND.

When he came to Jamaica at Sutphin Blvd and Jamaica Ave last week for his clown circus Queens Tour, he made sure to only stay on the nice clean path, not venturing to garbage, homeless and all the other nonsense bullshit in Jamaica, while a few blocks away, a homeless crew in Rufus King Park had set up shot at the Pavilion and was drinking and cutting up drugs.

Damn, that white boy in the back is cutting up some good shit.

What a HYPOCRITE & LIMOUSINE LIBERAL. No walking the talk with this clown.

AND one wonders why this city is going straight to hell quickly.

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From New York Post:

Homeless booted from subways so de Blasio could have ‘clean’ ride

Mayor de Blasio ventured into the city’s decrepit subway system on Sunday — but didn’t have to face the foul-smelling and often crazy vagrants that ordinary New Yorkers are forced to contend with every day.

That’s because police were ordered to roust all the homeless people from two stations ahead of the mayor’s four-stop press event as he rode from his Park Slope gym to his new re-election headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn, law-enforcement sources told The Post.

The rank and file had until 11 a.m. to prepare the Fourth Avenue/Ninth Street and Jay Street/MetroTech F train stations for the mayor’s brief, underground publicity stunt, sources said.

One source characterized the directive — contained in an email from the NYPD’s Transit Bureau — as instructing cops to “make sure nobody’s hanging out” so that the stations “looked nice.”

Another source said the mayor’s office notified police brass of his schedule ahead of time “with the expectation that the subway stations would be free and clear of homeless people.”

“It’s too bad he’s only interested when he’s going to get on the subway,” the source said.

“I wish he had the same attention to detail when he wasn’t on the subway. Too bad he doesn’t care about quality of life for all passengers and not just himself.”

A newsstand manager inside the Jay Street/MetroTech station was shocked by the noticeable absence of derelicts on the uptown A, C and F platform surrounding his kiosk.

“I see a lot of homeless people in a week — up to 25. On average five a day. Today, I have seen only one,” Ali Imtiaz said.

“I was asking my colleague today why we don’t see any homeless.”

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Imtiaz also said he spotted a group of cops — “more than four of them” — stroll past his business around 10 a.m., and lamented that it didn’t happen more often.

“It’s good for everybody that they clear out the homeless,” he said. “This should be continued. This is a very busy subway.”

De Blasio’ presumptive Republican challenger, Staten Island Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, blasted the arbitrary crackdown.

“For someone who claims to care about the most poor New Yorkers, to have someone clear his path when he’s about to board the subway…tells you all you need to know about Mayor de Blasio,” she said.

“These are fellow New Yorkers who are sleeping in the street, sleeping in the subway. The mayor just doesn’t care.”

Gene Russianoff, of the Straphangers Campaign, blasted the temporary removal of the homeless.

“The optics are terrible,” he said. “It looks like they don’t want them to intrude on a movie set.”

A City Hall spokesman denied that any vagrants were kicked out of the stations, and said “these sources are refusing to provide their names because what they are saying is not true.”

De Blasio press secretary Eric Phillips also noted that “the mayor had a few-minute chat with a homeless person” upon emerging from the subway.

It was not clear if the man, who complained to Hizzoner over conditions in the city’s shelters, had been booted from the train station.

De Blasio’s F-train ride marked his latest foray underground amid an escalating feud with Gov. Cuomo over funding for the crumbling mass-transit system.

Following a trip in a motorcade of SUVs from Gracie Mansion for a workout at the Prospect Park YMCA, the mayor used a MetroCard to swipe himself and wife Chirlane McCray through a turnstile at the Fourth Avenue/Ninth Street station.

Once aboard, Hizzoner — who was joined by a pack of journalists — launched into a diatribe against Cuomo and MTA Chairman Joe Lhota, who last week blamed de Blasio for refusing to spend the city’s $4 billion-plus budget surplus to fix the subways.

“Here’s the truth: They’re not even spending their capital budget,” the mayor said. “There’s a huge amount of money sitting there, including the money the city gave. We gave them $2.5 billion a couple of years ago. Almost 90 percent of that money is just sitting there.”De Blasio vowed not to allocate any more funds, saying the state “has used the MTA as a piggy bank” by taking “almost half a billion dollars in money out of the MTA to use for the state budget.

“The governor and Chairman Lhota simply need to get in front of everyone [and] say, ‘We’re fully responsible, we have to fix the problem.’ They have the resources.”

Lhota called the mayor’s remarks “completely disingenuous” given the planned release of the chairman’s “30-day overhaul plan” for the subways later this week.

“What we need is leadership, not photo ops,” Lhota said.

Cuomo’s office didn’t return a request for comment.