UNHAPPY & ANGRY JAMAICA RESIDENTS AT DOT MEETING – WE NEED MORE FOLKS TO HELP MAKE CHANGE, A FEW CANNOT DO IT

The below photo says it all about a few Jamaica folks who are FUCKING PISSED about how Jamaica gets shit on from the Mayor & Queens BP to city agencies, like DOT, and elected officials. Forgot about the hood rats, they thrive because of the powers that be who DO SHIT and constantly DUMP SHIT in the community of Jamaica.

Doesn’t matter your ethnic background, your religion, your political affliation or if you are PC or not, we all have the same goal, TO CLEAN UP JAMAICA & FORCE THE POWERS TO BE TO DO SOMETHING and by that I don’t mean another fucking useless study on shit we already fucking know.

ORGANIZE FOLKS, GET MAD, GET VOCAL, just DO SOMETHING, unless you love living in a garbage strewn, community with poor leadership, fucking nonsense and a major poisonous polluter, Royal Waste and all their goomba fucking trucks.

ENOUGH!!!

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From Queens Press:

Frustration Boils Over at Jamaica DOT Meeting

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Photo by Trone Dowd
Constituents and community leaders told the DOT that they are not happy with the lack of immediate results to a more than year-long study. 

BY TRONE DOWD

Southeast Queens residents sick and tired of not seeing substantial results after months of studies conducted by the city Department of Transportation along Jamaica’s most congested traffic corridors made their voices loud and clear on Monday evening following a presentation of proposed short term, traffic reducing solutions for the neighborhood.

The two-hour presentation took place at the Harvest Room, located on Jamaica Avenue and 161st Street. The presentation was proposed as the latest stop gap in the long-term plan to overhaul Jamaica’s severe traffic problems that have caused lengthy backups of drivers, dangerous conditions for pedestrians and strained bus lines that run through the neighborhood. The plan has been a continuous back and forth between the community and the DOT since November 2015.

“We are here to report back to you what our studies found, and generate specific recommendations of improvement measures to address some of the challenges we see in downtown Jamaica,” DOT Deputy Director Michael Griffin said.

But what the DOT found was a number of problem sites throughout the catchment area, which included everything from Linden Boulevard to Union Turnpike and 130th Street to Farmers Boulevard. The agency looked at land use, pedestrian safety, public transit usages, traffic and more, identifying key aspects contributing to the long-standing issue. Solutions included converting 150th Street between Hillside and Archer avenues into a two-way street, installing an Access-A-Ride stop along Union Hall Street, converting 91st Ave between 146th Street and Sutphin Boulevard to an eastbound street to address congestion and a number of other small improvements.

Despite these proposals, residents who have been awaiting substantial change to the area rejected the minor upgrades that are scheduled to be implemented this summer, saying that real issues such as illegal commuter vans and mismanagement of bus routes were going completely over the heads of DOT members.

“Nowhere in [this presentation] did I see MTA mentioned,” said lifelong resident Vanessa Sparks. “It would seem to me that you can’t have a conversation about transportation without the MTA being at the table, especially since this is such a huge bus area.”

Sparks said that the dollar vans used to alleviate the demand for better bus service were “a disaster waiting to happen.” She added that, this week, she witnessed four fire trucks with alarms blaring getting stuck in Jamaica rush hour traffic.

“That is a death sentence and it is all because of the illegal dollar cars,” she said. “I think you may want to reopen this up and get some more current data that already exists and get the MTA at the table for us to do this again because this is not going to work. Short from a miracle from God, this is not going to work.”

Michelle Keller, who is the transportation chairwoman of Community Board 12, said that she was disheartened by Saturday’s presentation.

“Other than six or seven new slides, this is the same presentation that you showed us in December and February,” Keller told the DOT. “I’m not seeing any resolutions. I thought I would hear something about pedestrian plazas. You’re studying this thing to death and you’re singing to the choir. You came to myself, the chairwoman and the district manager [of CB 12] when we asked to meet with you and the commissioner and I still don’t see a comprehensive plan. We don’t even have renderings of what Downtown Jamaica would look like after these changes you’re talking about.

CB 12 District Manager Yvonne Reddick and CB 12 Chairwoman Adrienne Adams, who both attended the presentation, said that they stood united with constituents and fellow board members.

Another constituent brought up Royal Waste, a waste plant in Jamaica that processes approximately one-fourth of all the trash in the city, and said that its trucks that are often seen traveling the streets of Southeast Queens damage roads, cause pollution and block roadways.

“Trucks are a big disaster in this area,” said community activist and resident Joe Moretti, who added that he was flabbergasted that the DOT hadn’t identified the kind of issues that most residents see every day on their daily commutes. “That horrible neighbor we have, Royal Waste. I don’t know what idiot allowed that place to be put there, but it should have never been put in a downtown area right near residential. Until that place disappears, we will continue to have a truck problem.”

Councilman Miller ensured constituents that he would get the MTA to come to Downtown Jamaica to discuss transportation reform in greater detail sometime in the near future.

Councilman Miller ensured constituents that he would get the MTA to come to Downtown Jamaica to discuss transportation reform in greater detail sometime in the near future.

Three weeks ago, the Press of Southeast Queens reported that Royal Waste has been ruining the quality of life for nearby residents along Liberty Avenue, which is a longstanding issue that local leaders and elected officials alike have been combating.

“DOT and local law enforcement need to address that local truck situation,” Moretti continued. “Why you would have Merrick Boulevard and 168th as a truck route is beyond comprehension. Would you see a street in Forest Hills in their little downtown section have trucks going through it? Everything gets dumped on in this neighborhood.”

Moretti was just one of many residents who brought up longstanding issues that were not mentioned in the DOT’s study. Others expressed frustration with the lack of involvement from the MTA during the meetings. Councilman I. Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) told frustrated constituents that he would make sure that the MTA meets with residents in the near future, so that they can hear the qualms directly from commuters.

Griffin ensured the Press of Southeast Queens that the comments made during Monday’s meeting would make its way back to the DOT’s office for consideration. He also said that while he understands that residents are frustrated, they should understand that these short-term goals are meant to set the groundwork for bigger changes to come once the long-term study is completed.

“They seem to be most frustrated with transit,” he said. “They may not be getting the best out of us as a result.”

As of this writing, the DOT is looking to start making short-term changes this summer and long-term changes that involve construction projects and manpower well into 2026.

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH EVENT: HONORING TWO MAJOR DOUCHEBAGS, FORMER QUEENS BP CLAIRE SCHULMAN & SE QUEENS POLITICAL HACK VIVIAN COOK

CHRIST, out of the 6 women to honor, you could not come up with someone better than these two political whores, Claire Schulman and Vivian Cook. Damn, talk about scraping the barrel. And this after the nauseating memorial accolades for that other hack and former Queens BP Helen Marshall.

Might as well just honor a bag of shit. To honor people like Marshall, Schulman and Cook, who have been so fucking destructive of Queens, selling it out like a whore and in the case of Cook, hanging on for a paycheck, is well, what can I say, FUCKED UP. Keep on honoring the dishonorable. The bullshit never ends.

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From Queens Tribune:

Queens Tribune To Honor Six Cracking The Glass Ceiling At Women’s History Month Event

TIME TO KILL FLUSHING/FRESH MEADOW DOG KILLER YUK CHEUNG AS SLOWLY AND PAINFULLY AS YOU CAN!!!!!

YES, I am condoning MURDER of YUK CHEUNG of Flushing/Meadow for crimes against innocent animals.

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From The Daily News:

Queens man throws pet pug off balcony after arguing with ex-girlfriend about who would care for the dog

 

A heartless Queens man propelled his pug (not pictured) off a balcony amid an argument with his ex-girlfriend.

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A cold-hearted Queens man has been charged with senselessly killing his dog after throwing it off a seventh-floor balcony.

When Yuk Cheung moved out of his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Chan’s apartment on 40th Road in Flushing, he left his 12-year-old pug behind.

Cheung, 35, returned to Chan’s place March 17 and they argued about caring for the dog, named Yoda, and for him to find a place to stay that permitted animals, prosecutors said.

“(You) would not have to worry about the dog anymore,” Cheung allegedly responded before grabbing the small pup and leaving the apartment.

Man shoots cat with crossbow in Brooklyn

When Cheung returned, he didn’t have the dog.

“The defendant is accused of aggravated cruelty to animals for killing a helpless dog by viciously throwing her from a balcony, from which she fell approximately 70 feet to the street below,” said Queens DA Richard Brown.

Chan asked the defendant what happened to the dog and he allegedly replied that the pug had slipped.

Four days later, Cheung was questioned by detectives about dog’s death and he allegedly said he tripped going onto the balcony and the dog left his hands.

Chimps cannot be considered humans, appeals judges say

Cheung allegedly changed his story to say the dog leaped out of his arms and must have gone through the balcony’s metal railing.

Prosecutors said Cheung went on to say that he found the animal dead on the street and placed her in a box with ice and dumped the remains in a nearby garbage receptacle.

After further investigation, detectives concluded that Cheung had to have propelled the dog about 40 feet into the air for her body to have cleared the balcony, landing on the sidewalk before hitting the street, prosecutors said.

“Such acts of aggression toward defenseless animals cannot — and will not — be tolerated in Queens County,” said Brown.

105TH PRECINCT SEEKING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ON THESE FINE UPSTANDING FOLKS FROM ROSEDALE & QUEENS VILLAGE TO MANHATTAN & LONG ISLAND

Here’s the story of a ghetto lady
Who was bringing up three very ghetto girls
All of them had weaves of crap, like their mother.
The youngest one in jheri curls.

Here’s the story of a hood named Burton
Who was busy with three hoods of his own.
They were four low-lifes living all together
Yet they were all alone

Till the one day when the lady met this fellow.
And they knew that it was much more than a hunch,
That this group must somehow form a crew,
That’s the way we all became the GHETTO bunch.

The GHETTO bunch, the GHETTO bunch.
That’s the way we became the GHETTO bunch.

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From Queens Chronicle:

105th Pct. seeking public’s assistance

NYPD wanted posters issued in six cases with ‘probable cause to arrest’

Detectives in the NYPD’s 105th Precinct are seeking the public’s assistance in locating six suspects for whom they have issued wanted posters and in whose cases police have identified probable cause to arrest.

“This is valuable information the community should know, and we need their help,” said Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, commanding officer of the 105th Precinct, in a statement released with the wanted posters last weekend.

Khadija Williams, 26, whose last known address is 258-12 Craft Ave. in Rosedale is wanted for second-degree assault in connection with an alleged domestic violence assault on Feb. 23.

She is described as a black female, standing 4 feet, 11 inches tall and weighing 100 pounds with black hair and brown eyes..

Jahred Machiote, 21, with a last-known address of 218-23 110 Ave. in Queens Village is being sought for criminal contempt in connection with an alleged domestic violence incident.

He is described as a black male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes. Police say he has an arrest history that includes assault and robbery.

Benjamin Gordon, 42, of West Hempstead, LI, is wanted for menacing in an incident on Feb. 23 that allegedly involved use of a firearm.

He is described as being 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds with brown eyes. Police said his arrest history includes criminal possession of a loaded weapon

Roshane Lindsay, 24, of Elmont, LI, is being sought for third-degree assault for an alleged domestic violence incident reported on March 7, 2016. He is described as being 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Brian Howell, 56, of Manhattan, is being sought on a charge of aggravated harassment for an alleged incident on May 9 of 2015 in connection with a domestic incident. He is described as 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing 210 pounds with brown eyes,

Charles Burton, 29, with a last-known address of 257-37 145 Ave. in Rosedale, is wanted for criminal contempt for an incident on Feb. 19 in which he allegedly violated an order of protection issued by Family Court.

He is described as being 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Information provided by police states that Gordon, Lindsay and Howell have narcotics arrests on their records, and that Burton “has a prior narcotics history.

Anyone with information on their current whereabouts is asked to call the detective squad at the 105th Precinct at (718) 776-9252; or Detective Borough Queens South at (718) 969-5005.

People with information are welcome to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public also can submit tips by logging onto nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

SHITTY DOT GETS BLASTED AT PRESENTATION OF BULLSHIT DOWNTOWN JAMAICA TRANSPORTATION STUDY

You heard my take on this bullshit presentation (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/downtown-jamaica-transportation-study-public-meeting-a-big-fucking-crap-of-nothing/), so let’s hear one of the local media, Queens Chronicle’s take.

Kudos to Councilman I. Daneek Miller (one of the better local elected officials) for this line, which sums up much:

“They’re spending money on ferry ramps in some neighborhoods, and $3 billion on streetcars for communities that don’t exist yet,” Miller said. “But our transportation system here is 50 years old.”

YES, that says it all about places like Jamaica and this administration under de Blasio, he of the “Tale of Two Cities” and making that tale grow even WIDER.

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From Queens Chronicle:

DOT gets an earful on Jamaica traffic

Residents unimpressed at halfway point of major transportation study

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:30 am | Updated: 1:00 pm, Thu Mar 23, 2017.

One of the stated purposes of Monday night’s presentation on the Downtown Jamaica Transportation Study was for the city’s Department of Transportation representatives to obtain feedback from the public at the project’s halfway point.

Mission accomplished, as Jamaica residents and members of Community Board 12 repeatedly called the 25-page update insufficient, lacking in several key areas regarding traffic congestion and safety.

Michael Griffith and project manager Carren Simpson made their presentation before more than 40 people in the Harvest Room on 160th Street. Begun formally in fall 2015, the study’s primary area is bordered by Hillside Avenue to the north, 183rd Street to the east, Liberty Avenue to the south and the Van Wyck Expressway to the west.

A secondary area goes from Linden Boulevard to Union Turnpike and from 130th Street to 193rd Street-Farmers Boulevard.

“And for things like buses we take into account those coming from Nassau County,” Griffith said.

The study to this point has included feedback from several public meetings, footage from time-lapse cameras at major intersections, police and DOT accident statistics and engineering studies, among others.

Among the things Griffith said the DOT was seeking input about on Monday were proposals such as adding crosswalks on Hillside Avenue; adding signs and retiming traffic lights at various places; dealing with narrow streets; on- and off-street parking availability; reclassifying some one-way streets and redesigning some intersections.

And while the presentation included mention of studies of things like truck traffic, dollar vans and poor bus service, residents remained largely unimpressed. Vanessa Sparks was one of those who said the report is lacking.

She took issue, for example, with the contention that peak afternoon rush hour is between 4:45 and 5:45 p.m. Griffith did say that is only the peak hour of a peak period that extends for about four hours.

“And there’s no mention of the [Metropolitan Transportation Authority],” Sparks said. “How can you get anything done without the MTA at the table?”

One proposal to relieve a lack of direct north-south routes between Jamaica and Hillside avenues is converting 150th Street from its current one-way southbound designation to a two-way street between the two major thoroughfares.

But Michele Keller, the transportation committee chairwoman at CB 12, said the narrow street already gets backed up.

“There is a school on 150th, and you’re going to make it two-way?” she asked, referring to PS 182, the Samantha Smith School, which sits across 150th Street from Rufus King Park.

Resident Joe Moretti found the existing recommendations totally inadequate for dealing with truck traffic, both legal and otherwise.

“I’ve been fighting this for years,” he said. “This doesn’t account for trucks in my neighborhood. Why does the DOT still allow truck routes on Merrick Boulevard and 168th Street? It is truly beyond comprehension.”

“And without enforcement, nothing is going to change,” CB 12 Chairwoman Adrienne Adams said, referring largely to truck, parking and dollar van problems.

Several people alluded to or stated directly that the plan thus far seems to be just another Manhattan-based solution to be imposed from afar.

“You don’t come into my house and tell me what I need,” she said. “I tell you.”

Sparks called the combined actions and lack of action over the years “transportation apartheid,” saying what may be needed is Jamaica residents coming out “with pitchforks and lanterns.”

Councilman Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) concurred, saying that people need to keep turning out with the numbers and passion of Monday night.

“If you don’t, it’s all going to be bike lanes,” Miller said.

“We hear the same thing year after year after year after year,” Adams said.

She and Miller also faulted the MTA, and the city and state governments.

“They’re spending money on ferry ramps in some neighborhoods, and $3 billion on streetcars for communities that don’t exist yet,” Miller said. “But our transportation system here is 50 years old.”

CRAZY COLORFUL LOOKING WOMAN OF JAMAICA PUNCHES WOMEN IN THROAT AFTER TOSSING OFF ANTI-MUSLIM COMMENTS

Welcome to JAMAICA, home of garbage, crap retail, criminals, hood rats, slobs, homeless,  do nothing/corrupt elected officials and crazies, like this colorful lady below who punched a woman in the throat while making some anti-Muslim comment at Sutphin Blvd and 109th, just one of many shitty areas in Jamaica. Now this woman could be as one reader put it “one of the local mentally ill Jamaica element that mopes around The Hub” or could be one of the MANY homeless in the area, but no doubt from the video, this lunatic should not be walking the streets, but hey, it is Jamaica, home of all the shit and crap nobody wants. BUT HEY, Jamaica is UP AND COMING, that is what Queens BP Melinda Katz says, so it must be true.

BUT come on DNAinfo, an anti-Muslim hate speech, more like just a racist comment. I don’t think “fucking Muslim” or “you stink” really qualifies as a “hate speech”.  When did saying a racist comment turn into a hate speech. I mean you want to hear HATE SPEECH, what about the Black Hebrew Israelites that many New Yorkers have seen in the city and which at times can be seen on the corner of Archer Ave and Parsons Blvd.

Let’s get a little perspective here. Hey, it make be so-called “liberal NYC (which in reality it is hardly the most liberal city in the country), but everybody hates everybody and packing us in like sardines, bringing more people to an already jam-packed, overcrowded, over-developed city, not improving quality of life, what the fuck, you think we are all going to be “sugar and spice”. BUT keeping packing us in each and every day while not improving quality of life or infrastructure. It will only get  worse.

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From DNAinfo New York:

Woman Spewing Anti-Muslim Hate Speech Punches Victim in Throat, Police Say

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | March 23, 2017 8:28am

 A woman made anti-Muslim remarks and punched another woman in the neck in Jamaica earlier this month, police said.

A woman made anti-Muslim remarks and punched another woman in the neck in Jamaica earlier this month, police said.View Full Caption

NYPD

QUEENS — A woman with bright orange hair and a side shave approached a Muslim woman on a Jamaica street, spewed anti-Muslim profanities and punched her in the throat, in what the NYPD is investigating as a hate crime.

The attacker walked up to the 26-year-old victim at at the intersection of Sutphin Boulevard and 109th Street around 8:20 p.m. on March 6, called her a “f—–g Muslim” and told her that she “stinks,” before punching her in the neck, according to the NYPD.

The two women did not know each other, authorities said. The incident is being investigated by the NYPD’s hate crimes task force.

The attacker fled north on Sutphin Boulevard. She was last seen wearing a multi-colored jacket, a dark colored shirt, dark colored pants and boots, according to a video released by the NYPD.

Credit: NYPD

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). 

OUT WITH THE OLD SHIT LIKE CROOKED COUNCILMAN RUBEN WILLS AND IN WITH NEW BLOOD LIKE RICHARD DAVID

One of the biggest problems with SE Queens besides some of the residents and apathy are the lack of proper and good leadership for years and decades. It has been the same SHIT it seems like forever. Names like Comrie, Meeks, Cook, Spigner, Flake, Scarborough, Smith and Ruben Wills, one of the biggest douchebags to ever set foot in the political arena and that is a feat in itself considering that the majority of NYC elected officials are worth shit. Do nothings, kiss asses, crooked, corrupt, idiots and political whores and nowhere is that more apparent in the step-bastard borough of Queens from the Queens Borough Presidents, past and present all the ways down to council members, like 12 years of nothing with Comrie. SE Queens and Jamaica have been CRAP for decades, proving that there is very ineffective leadership. Currently I would say the best in the SE Queens area are Senator Tony Avella (who covers a small portion of the area), Councilman Donovan Richards and lately I have been growing fond of Councilman I. Daneek Miller and who has proposed several good bills since he has been in office.

Now time for some major spring cleaning and that cleaning is dumping that big asshole Ruben Wills. So step in Richard Donovan who is announcing his bid for Will’s seat in District 28. The way I look at it, even the current person has no done anything, throw his or her ass OUT and replace them. Should David win, eyes will be on him to promote change and help improve the area, otherwise, out he will go as well.

So eyes are on  you David.

Also we need some NEW YOUNG blood in office in SE Queens and someone other than the same old black hack politicians, since the community needs a more diverse group in leadership to reflect the changing community.

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From Communities of Color:

Richard David Announces City Council Bid

March 22, 2017
Candidate Richard David

Richard David announced his candidacy for NYC Council District 28 on Valentine’s Day. The seat is currently held by Council Member Ruben Wills.
David is the former Vice President of the NYC Economic Development Corporation. He also was the Executive Director at the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs and a member of Community Board 9.
Davis is a resident of Richmond Hills and deeply rooted in that area of the District. Richmond Hills is the area of the District where Sikh temples exists alongside Mosques. The stretch of Liberty Avenue in the district is known to many as “Little Guyana” due to its large population of Indo-Caribbean residents.
David is the co-founder of the Indo-Caribbean Alliance which does outreach and community events in South Queens.
Despite his deep roots in Richmond Hills, he is no stranger to the other areas of the District which in lude Rochdale Village, South Ozone Park and South Jamaica. He is in attendance at area civic meetings, vigils and town halls. David is well known by area civic leaders and elected officials.
David is the first candidate to officially declare his intentions for the seat. Hettie Powell, an attorney from Rochdale Village, has expressed interest in running, has made a filing for the seat but has made no formal announcement. Adrienne Adams, Community Board 12 Chairperson, is rumored to be entering the race. She most recently unsuccessfully ran for NYS Senator District 10 against Senator James Sanders Jr.
“Local government has been virtually absent in my district for several years now. Our residents have been locked out of vital decisions, we do not have a respected voice fighting to bring more resources into the community and our quality of life has decreased,” said Richard David in a statement announcing his candidacy.
Wills is currently on trial for falsifying business records and third degree grand larceny charges. As a result of his indictments, Council Member Wills was stripped of his ability to designate grants to community groups in 2014. Council Member Wills spent the most part of last year on sick leave from the Council for an undisclosed illness.