Jn front of one of Rev. Floyd Flake’s parking lots directly across from his church, Greater Allen AME Church
I will say this again, if any community needs money allocated by city council to bring in the Doe Fund to clean up their area, it is filthy, garbage strewn and disgusting Jamaica, specifically District 27 (Councilman I. Daneek Miller) and District 28 (Councilman Ruben Wills), two of the worst and most filthiest areas in all of Queens. Hell, Wills office is located on a garbage strewn block, two blocks away from the LIRR train station on Sutphin Blvd, that is disgusting.
109th & Merrick
But why bother actually allocating money to something that can actually benefit the community and improve it as opposed to dumping millions into something like the horrible “Shops at Station Plaza” under the LIRR at the Sutphin train station that after almost three years, sits completely empty of any kind of retail (one space is the waiting room for folks heading to the World Resorts Casino). I am sure Congressman Meeks had his wheels greased nicely on that wasteful project when he was involved in that really bad idea to put retail space in a dark, grungy, traffic congested area. Was anyone even thinking on that one. That money could have been put to much better use in this community.
And why didn’t the great Leroy “The Fixer” Comrie bring in the Doe Fund, I mean he was in office for 12 fucking years. But he certainly knew how to allocate $5000 dollars to a bogus women’s clinic (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/leroy-comrie-supported-shady-doctor-with-tax-payers-money/). And if anyone of you out there can tell me exactly and very specifically what Comrie did in all that time to really help improve his district, let me know, because I really cannot find a damn thing.
So another Queens leader, Councilman Paul Vallone, gets the Doe Fund to come help clean up his area, while Jamaica stays filthy dirty and keeps it’s crown of “The Low-Class Ghetto of Queens.”
Hey Leaders, get your fucking shit together and enough with the ghetto politics in Jamaica, it serves no one, excepts yourselves.
From Queens Times Ledger:
Clean streets coming to northeast Queens
By Kelsey Durham
Council Member Paul Vallone speaks at a press conference to announce a $68,000 allocation through the NYC Cleanup Initiative for the DOE Fund to clean and maintain large segments of Bell Boulevard and College Point Boulevard. Photo by Chris Palermo
City Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) joined workers from the DOE Fund in College Point this week to announce a $67,000 funding allocation that will allow the organization to clean up the streets of northeast Queens.
Vallone stood beside community leaders and local business owners Monday morning as he formally announced the initiative that designed to remove garbage and debris from two main stretches of road in his council district. The money will provide clean-up programs for Bell Boulevard in Bayside, between 35th Avenue and 45th Drive, and College Point Boulevard between 14th and 23rd Avenues.
“When I first took office, I said that College Point will always have the same seat in the district as the other neighborhoods,” Vallone said, standing in front of Cascarino’s Pizza on College Point Boulevard. “So when we were asked where we wanted to put this clean-up initiative, where better than in the heart of College Point with all these great businesses?”
Vallone called the section of College Point, along with the stretch of Bell Boulevard that will receive maintenance, two “thriving economic sectors” of northeast Queens and said the funding will go a long way toward helping the hundreds of businesses in the area continue to succeed.
“Our brothers at the Sanitation Department can only do so much, and this is a way to assist them with the work they do every day,” Vallone said. “They can’t be out here every day, and this is a way for us to do it together.”
The street clean-up by the DOE Fund, which is set to begin in October, will help beautify the sidewalks in front of more than 300 businesses located along both boulevards.
Lyle Sclair, executive director of the Bayside Village BID, said the cleanup will ease some of the concerns from business owners along Bell Boulevard who worry that the increasing amount of litter in front of their stores will result in fines and citations for them. He also said it would bring much needed assistance to the BID workers who already clean the streets of Bayside, who will continue working along sign the DOE Fund for the duration of this initiative.
“In these economic times, to have someone outside sweeping at all times of the day is someone who could be selling or doing books for you,” Sclair said. “This will bring us additional support. The BID does what they can, but we need all the help we can get.”
Chuck Apelian, vice chairman of Community Board 7, thanked Vallone for securing the funding allocation and said the money would help provide great improvements to the neighborhood.
“This is a thrilling day to know we are able to bring this type of funding and attention to this part of our community,” he said.
Reach reporter Kelsey Durham at 718-260-4573 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org