TIME FOR “JAMAICA NEW RULES”

Following in the vain of Bill Maher, it is time for

New Rules

Look Ma what I  go in Jamaica!

Look Ma what I found in Jamaica!

NEW RULE:   If you throw your baby’s pampers out a car window, just casually toss your big Arizona Ice Tea can on the ground, dump your fast food Chinese take out along with chicken bones on a sidewalk in front of someone’s house, toss out your dirty mattress onto the sidewalk without wrapping it or let your trash overflow in your garbage cans that have no lids, then no one gets to call me a racist or redneck or a bigot when I state that this is low class ghetto behavior, because throwing your baby’s pampers out the window IS LOW CLASS GHETTO BEHAVIOR, period, you cannot spin that any other way. Tell that to the squirrel.

Come on in, Good Day For a Swim

Come on in, Good Day For a Swim

NEW RULE:  If you come from a third world country and throw your garbage all over the place because that is what you did in your country, no one can say, “well that is what they do in their country” or “we need to educate them”. See in parts of Africa, female genital mutilation is a common thing, BUT, you cannot do that here in the USA. In Saudi Arabia, the beheading or stoning of a woman in public who is thought to be an adulterous is legal, BUT that would not go over well here. In Pakistan, acid throwing in the face of women is all too common, BUT you would end up in prison here in the USA. So tossing garbage all over the place in your homeland may be the customary thing to do, BUT it is NOT customary in the USA. We have  a new modern invention called “garbage cans”.

Dress for Mess

Dress for Mess

NEW RULE:  You cannot open up another beauty and supply store, wig store, 99 cent store or cheap ass clothing store until we get to open up 10 high quality retail stores and 10 nice sit-down restaurants where the entrée is at least over $15 dollars and the food is not slopped onto a plate behind a counter by someone wearing a hair net. Walking along Jamaica Avenue from Parsons Boulevard to 170th Street, I counted 9, yes 9 large beauty and supply stores and that is not counting all the ones on the side streets. You would think that with that many beauty stores, everyone would be a complete knock-out walking along Jamaica Avenue……………………………..……. well……. you would think.

Yo Ladies!

Yo Ladies!

NEW RULE:   You cannot say that Jamaica is a “fashion destination” unless you actually have fashion. Jamaica  had their first “Come to Fashion” show last year and it will become an annual event and I am all for improving the community of Jamaica and changing the bad image that we have. But first you must have uh,………….. fashion. Wearing baggy pants hanging down off your ass with a sideways ball cap does not say “fashionista”, it reads I am an unemployed dufus, women beware.  Wearing size 2 pants on a size 12 body while your gut drags off the ground does not scream out “style”, it says, “I will take 2 big Macs, a large order of fries and a shake to go.”  Also you must have at least 3 nice fashion clothing stores on Jamaica Avenue before you utter the word fashion. Half the stores are cheap ass third world looking crap made by third world immigrants under 13 years of age and the other half can clothe an entire nation of hookers and porn stars.

AND FINALLY

Huntley, Cook & little Pookie. "I told you bitches not to be so greedy, now my ass is going to the dog pound."

Huntley, Cook & little Pookie. “I told you bitches not to be so greedy, now my ass is going to the dog pound.”

NEW RULE:   Jamaica politicians must wait at least 6 months in between corruption scandals. It seems that every other day another local politician is trying to steal an election or fatten up their piggy bank with tax payers’ dollars. You need a score card to keep track of who is taking what and how much. I would have much more respect for douche bag Senator Malcolm Smith if he took a photo of his dick and put it on the internet as opposed to trying to rig the mayor’s election. Showing his member does not hurt the community and actually people will see what you are really made of. I would have more respect for former Senator Shirley Huntley or Assembly Member Vivian Cook if they took a photo of their saggy tits and posted them on the internet………………….…………………………uh………………you know, on second thought just take the money and run, we won’t tell.

LITTLE KNOWN GEM “ILLINOIS JACQUET PERFORMANCE SPACE” JAZZ AT THE CHAPEL SERIES

Illinois Jacquet's album, "The Blues, That's Me!"

Illinois Jacquet’s album, “The Blues, That’s Me!”

Illinois Jacquet, a tenor saxophonist, who lived part of his life in the St. Albans section of Jamaica is considered one of the most influential tenor saxophonist in jazz history. Born in Broussard, Louisana,  he died at his home in Queens at age 81 on July 22, 2004. He played “C-Jam Blues” with President Bill Clinton on the White House lawn during Clinton’s inaugural ball in 1993.

Many people do not even realize that Jamaica was home to some of the major jazz greats such as John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, Lena Horne and of course Illinois Jacquet just to name a few. So we should be very proud to have this little known gem in our community. In downtown Jamaica at The Chapel of Sisters located at 94-15 159th Street on the York College Campus is this intimate outdoor space known as the Illinois Jacquet Performance Space which in 2009 began free concerts featuring local jazz performers.

Jazz at the Chapel

Jazz at the Chapel

This Tuesday evening, April 30th at 7pm you can hear Adam Rourk with his guest recital. To learn more of what is going on in this great little outdoor space, check out the website (http://www.jazzatthechapel.org/) or check out their Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/jazzatthechapel).

We do have some gems here in Jamaica, unfortunately they are buried under garbage and litter and you have to look for them.

 

A “JAMAICA REVEALED” DARKSIDE WHILE WALKING ON A SUNDAY MORNING

A Jamaica Sunday morning walk just a few blocks to the new and very clean Blink gym revealed another “Jamaica Revealed”, the other side. For those who don’t know, “Jamaica Revealed” refers to the event that was held on April 19th which was about the development going on in Jamaica and a way to attract business owners to our community. Well these photos reveal the other Jamaica, the reality Jamaica that needs to be addressed, otherwise we can forget about attracting quality people and businesses to our area. Jamaica is definitely a “Tale of Two Cities”, what the quality  and visionary people here want and then the actual reality caused by many of our low class residents and the poor leadership that many of our local elected officials show.  Here are a few highlights of this dark side trip.

Sidewalk surrounding vacant lot on 170th St/90th Ave. High weeds make a perfect dumping ground.

Sidewalk surrounding vacant lot on 170th St/90th Ave. High weeds make a perfect dumping ground.

170th/90th Avenue vacant lots not only shows litter but broken sidewalk that has been reported to Department  of Buildings three times.

170th/90th Avenue vacant lot not only shows litter but a broken sidewalk that has been reported to Department of Buildings three times and still, nothing.

1.Empty Lot at 169-23 90th Ave. Problematic vacant lot, which is more problematic on the outside than the inside. Besides people dumping litter, the weeds are growing high on the sidewalks making it more attractive for people to dump because you cannot always see underneath, dog shit here all the time and the broken uneven sidewalk that I have reported three times to Department of Buildings beginning before Hurricane Sandy.

Dog shit, show in photo, at empty lot is becoming a common site not only here but all over Jamaica.

Dog shit, shown in photo, at empty lot is becoming a common site not only here but all over Jamaica.

This is next to my co-op and I am always cleaning this up, but decided not to clean up for at least 2 weeks to show what happens when you do nothing. Just get the damn asshole low class scumbag owner out here.

2. Low class problematic apartment building at 89-19 and 89-17 170th St across the street from  me.

89-19 170th St. One of many low class slumlord buildings that has been a breading ground for garbage and rodents.

89-19 170th St. One of many low class slumlord buildings that have been a breading ground for garbage and rodents.

I have been calling in this place to Sanitation on a weekly basis, but the owners still do not properly store their garbage. Again get this scumbag slumlord out here to clean up this shit.

Misery loves company and right next to slum apartment building at 89-19 170th is another breeding ground for rodents.

Misery loves company and right next to slum apartment building at 89-19 170th is another breeding ground for rodents.

3. Executive Arms: Nice name for a low class apartment building at 88-15 168th Pl. On the back/side of building at the corner of 168th Pl & 89th Avenue where the garbage is stored, the photos show so many violations from broken bags to various garbage all over which are a health risk and attracts all kinds of rodents……………….and low class people who feel right at home with this kind of shit.

Executive Arms Apartment building at 88-15 168th Pl.

Executive Arms Apartment building at 88-15 168th Pl.

88-15 168th Pl. What a damn site.

88-15 168th Pl. What a damn site.

4. Moving right along on 89th Ave Skid Row. Apartment building at 168-07 89th Ave has cleaned up their garbage containers in the front, but the side of the building is a rodent’s dream.

Side of apartment building at 168-07 89th Ave. Does not get anymore ghetto than this.

Side of apartment building at 168-07 89th Ave. Does not get anymore ghetto than this.

168-07 89th Ave. This is how you spell G-H-E-T-T-O

168-07 89th Ave. This is how you spell G-H-E-T-T-O

5. House at 168-17 89th Ave. Improper storage of garbage which attracts rodents. Funny this was the same individual who complained to NY1 about his next door neighbor’s garbage mess in the backyard which he said caused rats to come into his house. Ah, maybe the rats are coming from your improper storage of garbage in your own place. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t thrown stones or should I say garbage.

House at 168-17 89th Ave. Some people just have issues with garbage lids.

House at 168-17 89th Ave. Some people just have issues with garbage lids.

6. Front of vacant lot at 170-19 89th Ave which I have complained to Sanitation so many times, yet it is still a dumping ground.

Empty lot at 170-19 89th Ave. Anymore this is such a regular occurence

Empty lot at 170-19 89th Ave. Anymore this is such a regular site

7. 165th Street shopping area off of Jamaica Avenue plus Jamaica Avenue itself. This was an eyesore Sunday morning at 9am.

165th St Shopping Area. It seems they missed the garbage can completely

165th St Shopping Area. It seems they missed the garbage can completely

165th St Shopping Area. One hell of a big mess.

165th St Shopping Area. One hell of a big mess.

Now this is no reflection whatsoever on the 165th Mall Improvement, Jamaica BID or Sutphin BID, because they are amazing and are doing a good  job of staying on top of things and after the gym I walked through here and the 165th St Mall Improvement people were already on this situation and cleaning it up as the one photo shows.

165th St Shopping Area all cleaned up. The question is why it had to get so bad to begin with.

165th St Shopping Area all cleaned up. The question is why it had to get so bad to begin with.

As I said this is no reflection on the BIDS (Business Improvement Districts), but rather a reflection on the low class scumbag residents that we have and our elected officials who are not coming up with a solid action plan to combat this problem.

165th St Shopping Area. Damn what a mess. This is the type of people who inhabit our community.

165th St Shopping Area. Damn what a mess. This is the type of people who inhabit our community.

Sunday morning Jamaica Ave style.

Sunday morning Jamaica Ave style.

I just do not get this. 125th Street in Harlem does not look anything like this, it is not perfect but nothing like this. I have walked on 125th St on an early Sunday morning and have never seen what I see here in Jamaica and 125th Street has way more foot traffic than Jamaica Ave, so why such a difference. Could it be that the people of Harlem actually have some pride in their community, something that is sorely lacking in many of our low class residents.

Jamaica Ave. Come on folks, can you at least try.

Jamaica Ave. Come on folks, can you at least try.

And talk about potential, this cobblestone street of 165th Avenue could be an unbelievable destination place with nice retail, nice outdoor cafes and restaurants instead of the many low class shit hole businesses that litter that area. I guess this shit just reflects our community. I mean you can still keep the urban flair but add cafes and nice retail into that mix. This could really be an anchor in Jamaica that would not only be a place for the quality middle class here in Jamaica but also a destination stop for people outside the area. Instead right now it is just a mess of mostly low class stores that just attract low class people and all their garbage that comes along with them.

These photos do not say “Invest in Jamaica”, they say “Danger ahead, turn around and get the fuck out of here as fast as you can.” I mean if all of this shit is not low class ghetto behavior, I don’t know what the hell is.

Now would the true leaders and visionaries of Jamaica please stand-up and raise your hands. Okay, I did not think so. We will try again later. Class dismissed.

ROCOTO RESTAURANT, ANOTHER GREAT FIND IN JAMAICA

Rocoto Restaurant, another welcome addition to Jamaica

Rocoto Restaurant, another welcome addition to Jamaica

After a week of blogging about Jamaica garbage on the ground, streets, sidewalks, even in the trees, the do nothing local elected officials and scumbag Senator Malcolm A. Smith’s chicken shack office, it is refreshing to report on a positive in Jamaica.

Last winter when I got off the F train at the last stop in Jamaica, 179th Street, I saw that a new restaurant was going to be opening and of course the first thing I thought, was great another shit hole place, but when I saw the door and the front window and peeked inside, I had hopes that this was going to be different. Almost every week I would stop by to see if it opened and then one day, I saw the sign “Rocoto Restaurant”, Peruvian (178-27 Hillside Avenue, 718 262-8810).  I was so excited, cerviche in my hood. I walked in and was completely happy to see a small but nicely decorated restaurant with red/white table clothes, candles and a nice atmosphere.  The owners, Jesus and Jenny, greeted me and were so nice. I told them how excited I was to see such a place open and they told me that they wanted to open a nice sit-down restaurant in Jamaica since there were so few and they wanted to help improve the community. I did not eat there that evening, but was so impressed by Jesus and Jenny, the esthetics and the very delicious looking menu, that I asked them for a bunch of menus and told them that I would bring them to my co-op. Within a matter of an hour, all the menus were gone and my doorman told me that the people in my building were very happy to see such a place. My doorman went there the next day and then went back the following week with one of the maintenance workers. They both loved it.

Cozy and romatic

Cozy and romantic

Now it was my turn and I was not disappointed at all. Such a much needed new restaurant in Jamaica, along with the amazing Nu Urban Cafe on Linden Boulevard, Rocoto is just plain great. The atmosphere  is cozy and romantic (a great date place). As I said before, the owners Jesus and Jenny are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. They make you feel comfortable and like family and the service is wonderful. Now the food, AMAZING!!!!! I had the Ceviche Mixto (various seafood: mussels, clams, squid, fish, shrimp), which was so fresh and full of flavor. Some of the best ceviche I ever had. My date had Jalea (fried mixed seafood topped with Peruvian salsa). Very tasty, yet not greasy. Not only is the food amazing but you get such big portions as well. We each had a glass of fresh Sangria, which was very good. We were so full that unfortunately we did not order dessert ( I wanted so badly to try the baked pear). I would recommend heading to the restaurant as soon as possible. Since it is a small place with about 15 tables, with word of mouth spreading, pretty soon you will have to wait to get in, it is that good. From the look of their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RocotoRestaurant), they do not have a website, it seems that word of mouth has already spread like wild fire. They might have to take over the building next to them and expand. Since we were last there in  January, they have added Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken and live Afro-Peruvian music every Saturday from 6pm to 10pm.

Misterio (Jala, ceviche and Leche de Tigre)

Misterio (Jala, ceviche and Leche de Tigre)

A much needed and welcome addition to Jamaica which is unfortunately known for cheap crappy fast food, low class food places and  unclean horrible service establishments. Hopefully with Rocoto, Nu Urban Cafe, P.P. Boy (the first Jamaica Sushi place), Plate of Soul, the established O Lavrador,  Sangria’s Tapas Bar & Restaurant and coming in June, City Ribs, Jamaica is slowly on an upswing in the restaurant department.

Certainly not your typical low class Jamaica crowd

Certainly not your typical low class Jamaica crowd

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A MESSAGE TO JAMAICA’S ELECTED OFFICIALS & LEADERS

Early logo

Home of Senator Malcolm A. Smith

Two articles on the Jamaica trash/garbage problem (and I am not talking
about scumbag Senator Malcolm A. “Popeyes Chicken” Smith) came out this week, both dealing with regulations being relaxed to help Department of Sanitation (DOS) deal with garbage on abandoned properties with structures (something that
should have been done long ago):

Times Ledger: http://timesledger.com/stories/2013/17/sanitationupdate_all_2013_04_26_q.html

Queens Chronicle: http://www.qchron.com/editions/eastern/dos-offers-mess-fine-for-a-fine-mess/article_e6139816-526f-540b-9802-156c296139ea.html

But the battle is far from over. DOS has been on top of this
monumental problem, but more daily enforcement must be done not only with
vacant lots and abandoned homes, but apartment buildings and homes that
have garbage containers with no lids and garbage littered on their
property. Also enforcement must take place with individuals who are
always throwing litter on the streets and sidewalks and from their
parked cars as well. Property owners of vacant lots must be required on a
weekly basis to come out and clean their properties on the inside and
outside, plus trim weeds and grass. Major enforcement against dog owners
who practically litter the sidewalks in our community with shit need to
be on your hit list. This can all be done with the help of our elected
officials, speaking of……………………………….

More importantly local elected officials (Senator James Sanders Jr., Councilman Leroy Comrie, Assemblymember William Scarborough, Assememblymember Vivian Cook, Councilman Ruben Wills, Councilman Donovan Richards Jr. and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall along with local community board leaders) must become LEADERS on this issue and be held accountable. You are leaders of the community and how the community looks reflects on you (right now you all look like SHIT). I know we have a lot of low class scumbag residents here, but you are still the elected leaders who have to do everything within your power to fix this issue. The garbage problem has been going on for many years here and it has only gotten worse through total
neglect of addressing this issue. It also does not help, that many of
our “leaders” are involved in some kind of corruption  or scandal,
something that this community will also no longer  tolerate and we will
definitely be careful who we put into office. Hell you need a scorecard
anymore to keep track of which one of you are up to some kind of
bullshit. Your theme song should be Queens, “Another One Bites the
Dust
.”

Me, Pamela Hazel and others are no longer going to tolerate this or accept this as “normal” Jamaica bullshit anymore. So if you think we are going to relax a little because of this new development, in the words of heavy metal band, Judas Priest, YOU  GOT ANOTHER THING COMING! So do whatever you think you need to do, “edumacate the Jamaica diverse population, whatever…………………BUT you will be held accountable to do something concrete. Something called an ACTION PLAN!

Do you think all of this talk and coverage of the Jamaica trash problem just happened all by itself. HELL NO, concerned citizens of this community are
shoving the garbage shit back into your face! So get used to eating shit
pie.

We want Jamaica to be known for this:

The former Lowe's Valencia Theatre on Jamaica Avenue, "A Wonder of Beauty"

The former Lowe’s Valencia Theatre on Jamaica Avenue, “A Wonder of Beauty”

NOT THIS:

Property located at 107-58 164th Street owned by James Fobbs who lives at 60 Doughty Blvd, #205 in Inwood (Long Island), NY  11096. March 2013.

Property located at 107-58 164th Street owned by James Fobbs who lives at 60 Doughty Blvd, #205 in Inwood (Long Island), NY 11096. March 2013.

SCUMBAG SENATOR MALCOLM SMITH’S OFFICE LOCATED INSIDE THE BACK OF A FAST FOOD CHICKEN SHACK!

Senator Smith's office shares this space with a well know chain.

Senator Smith’s office shares this space with a well know chain.

Below is a video from WPIX-TV news about the corrupt political gang who could not shoot straight (fat little whitey piggy Dan Halloran, Joseph Savino, Noramie Jasmin, Joseph Desmaret, Vincent Tabone and Jamaica local ring leader and major scumbag Malcolm A. Smith who are all pleading not guilty in trying to steal the mayor election by having scumbag Smith propped up as Mayor. SURE, you are all not guilty. If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it is a guilty fucking scumbag politician and this motley crew is the lowest of the bunch.

How low you ask, well the most interesting aspect of the video is not the actual story (hell we know this bunch is all guilty), no the interesting part is toward the end of the video where you will notice that Senator Malcolm Smith’s office is located in the back of a building that houses Popeyes Chicken. What Kentucky Fried Chicken had no room at the inn. Talk about your low class ghetto shit, hell I know my community has some low class ghetto slobs living here, but I would expect that a Jamaica Queens senator of the United States of America would at least have his office inside………….uh…………the Apple Bees on Jamaica Avenue.

Damn, an office in back of Popeyes Chicken, only in Jamaica. Just don’t drop those chicken bones on the sidewalk.

REPORTER: “So Senator Smith, how are you dealing with the Jamaica garbage problem that is so pervasive and has been going on for years in the community.

SENATOR MALCOLM A. SMITH: ” Well, I am proposing some major changes in the litter laws and working on an anti-blight bill for our community………..oh, and I will take a 16 piece bucket of chicken with a side order of mashed potatoes, with lots of gravy, love da gravy and don’t forget the damn biscuits this time, I am going to be Mayor soon!!!”

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=69016&sitesection=wpix_politics&VID=24759035

Louisiana cooking so good, even Senator Malcolm Smith has his office here.

Popeyes Chicken, Louisiana cooking so good, even Senator Malcolm Smith has his office here.

THE JAMAICA GARBAGE PROBLEM MUSIC VIDEO: “WALL OF SHAME”

Huntley, Cook & little Pookie. "I told you bitches not to be so greedy, now my ass is going to the dog pound."

Huntley, Cook & little Pookie. “I told you bitches not to be so greedy, now my ass is going to the dog pound.”

Former corrupt Senator douche bag Shirley Huntley, one of the local leaders who only looked out for herself. Now she is Big Bertha's bitch in prison.

Former corrupt Senator douche bag Shirley Huntley, one of the local leaders who only looked out for herself. Now she is Big Bertha’s bitch in prison.

Shit, am I next.

Shit, am I next.

This video is dedicated to our local elected leaders who have done very little or nothing at all in regards to the horrendous garbage/litter/illegal dumping that has been going on for years in Jamaica Queens. At the same time many of these elected leaders have found themselves in one scandal after another.

This is a look back at the past year’s garbage problem and our leaders who have failed to LEAD.

Congressman Gregory Meeks. "Bullseye"

Congressman Gregory Meeks. “Bullseye”

Scumbag Senator Malcolm A. Smith "OH SHIT!"

Scumbag Senator Malcolm A. Smith “OH SHIT!”

Senator Malcolm A. Smith: "Oh shit, you got me, where is Johnnie Cochran....damn, he's dead."

Senator Malcolm A. Smith: “Oh shit, you got me, where is Johnnie Cochran….damn, he’s dead.”