DO THESE PHOTOS OF TRUCKS ILLEGALLY ON RESIDENTIAL STREETS LOOK LIKE “NO EVIDENCE BY NYPD” & OUR SO-CALLED LEADERS CONTINUE TO DO NOTHING ON THIS ISSUE

Just had to make a statement about this issue.

I love when you hear the saying “If you see something suspicious  report it to a police officer”, just don’t report it if it is trucks driving illegally on residential streets, because NYPD will see “no observable evidence” and state you are a “Chronic Caller”. Did not know that calling in for a chronic quality of life and ILLEGAL problem makes one a “chronic caller”.

Everyone by now is totally aware of large trucks driving illegally on 170th Street (between Jamaica Ave & Hillside Ave) in Jamaica and on other streets in Queens. Stories on this issue have appeared in papers and recently on WPIX with Mocker.  In fact EVERYONE is aware of this, our lackluster Mayor and his bogus Vision Zero for street safety, Department of Transportation, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz (she even was putting together some bullshit task force last October, which seemed nothing came out of that obviously), NYPD and elected officials, but to this day, very little is happening with this major quality of life problem here in Jamaica, where very little enforcement seems to be happening anymore. There seemed to be a short window, where NYPD was addressing the issue, but that no longer seems to be the case as the problem continues over and over again. I guess that window has closed.

Various large trucks drive on a non-truck route, 170th Street, a residential streets, which has two senior citizens building and where children are picked up by school buses, yet large dangerous trucks from oil tankers to waste trucks fly by at all hours of the day from early morning to late at night, 7 days a week, posing safety and especially noise issues. A simple problem that no one seems to solve, pretty much how the powers to be handle so many other quality of life issues by constantly ignoring them and doing very little to nothing.

Trucks 3.31.15 001Trucks 3.31.15 003Trucks 3.31.15 004The above photos (a small sample of many that came through) were taken on March 31st while many trucks came through since 5:30am this morning, yet when complaints were filled with 311, several responses were:

Service Request #: C1-1-1085101471
Date Submitted: 03/31/15 12:45:19 PM
Request Type: Traffic
Details: Truck Route Violation

Your Service Request was closed.

The Police Department responded to the complaint and with the information available observed no evidence of the violation at that time.

CHRONIC CALLER!!!!!!

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Service Request #: C1-1-1085146911
Date Submitted: 03/31/15 2:40:10 PM
Request Type: Traffic
Details: Truck Route Violation

Your Service Request was closed.

The Police Department responded to the complaint and with the information available observed no evidence of the violation at that time.

CHRONIC CALLER

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Well, maybe the “chronic problem” is the act of the illegal truck driving, the lack of enforcement by NYPD and DOT & elected officials, including Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, ignoring the problem and then making a million excuses why nothing is being done. NOW THAT IS THE CHRONIC PROBLEM!

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MORE BULLSHIT COMING FROM THE MOUTHS OF JAMAICA’S LEADERS: AS USUAL SAME OLD FUCKING SHIT!

Read this and had to weigh in on this continuous bullshit from the mouths of Jamaica leaders who have no damn clue.

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From DNAInfo New York:

Jamaica BIDs Hope to Lure Big Brands like Starbucks With New Workshop

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska on March 23, 2015 2:40pm

 Local business groups are asking residents to voice their opinion about their shopping needs during “My Jamaica Resident Forum,” a workshop which will take place on March 31.

QUEENS — Jamaica business groups are hoping to lure big brand stores like Starbucks and Macy’s by gathering information from residents about what kind of shops they want to see in the neighborhood.

“My Jamaica Resident Forum,” a workshop scheduled for March 31, will let locals discuss their shopping needs in an area that’s currently littered with fast food restaurants and discount stores, the organizers said.

“As new development takes place in downtown Jamaica and commercial vacancies need to be filled, we want to know what retail and restaurants you want to see,” the organizers wrote on the event page.

“Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the change in your community.”

The neighborhood has transformed in the past several years, with more apartment buildings and hotels coming to the area, according to local BIDs.

The changes are encouraging retailers to move to Jamaica, including Raymour & Flanigan, which opened a location in the neighborhood about a year ago, the organizers said.

“There is a lot of interest that’s coming in from some major brands and from smaller businesses,” said Rhonda Binda, head of the Jamaica Center BID, which co-organizes the workshops with the Sutphin Boulevard BID and the 165th Street Mall Improvement Association.

So far, residents are welcoming chain stores into the area. Those who want to participate in the workshop are asked to answer questions about their shopping and dining needs during an online registration. Nearly 50 people were registered as of Monday morning, Price said.

In their responses, they indicated wanting to see Chipotle, Starbucks, Bed, Bath and Beyond and Macy’s opening in downtown Jamaica.

Currently, many of the businesses in the area cater to people working in the courts and government offices in downtown Jamaica, but the goal is to identify and attract companies that would serve local residents, said Simone Price, executive director of the Sutphin Boulevard BID.

The BIDs will use the survey results to approach new retailers during an annual “Jamaica Revealed” event for brokers, property owners and business owners, which will take place on April 23.

A survey conducted about two years ago revealed that the neighborhood was losing about $2.5 billion a year as local residents were opting to shop in other parts of the city and in Long Island because they couldn’t find what they needed in their own neighborhood.

“We really want to get [residents’] ideas on what type of retail they want to see,” Price said.

“I want people in the community to feel like [they are] part of the development that’s happening,” Binda said.

Those interested in participating in “My Jamaica Resident Forum” are asked to register prior to the meeting which will take place on Tuesday, March 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at JFK Corporate Square Marketing Center at 93-43 Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica.

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Blah, blah, blah blah, S.O.F.S (Same Old Fucking Shit). Heard all of this crap four years ago at the same type of event and nothing has changed since then and no new businesses worth anything have opened except for City Rib, which is struggling to this day. Also pretty sad when the good news is a Raymour & Flanigan is on the Ave.

The article states: There is a lot of interest that’s coming in from some major brands and from smaller businesses,” said Rhonda Binda, head of the Jamaica Center BID,

What interest Ms. Binda, the new Jamaica BID Executive Director.  Jamaica is a cesspool of filth and some very low class people, who obviously want cheap chain stores and crap retail that looks like it belongs in some third world shit hole. In the meantime Jamaica Avenue is filled with tons of 99 cent stores (just recently a Family Dollar opened next to the new Planet Fitness, sure that is something the community really needed, another shit 99 cent store) , low-class cheap retail and over 15 beauty supply stores and practically no decent places to eat. Is this considered progress, FUCK NO. Nothing wrong with a 99 cent store or a beauty supply store, but does a community need a huge amount of them, many right next to each other. The Avenue is littered with this crap which any decent Jamaica resident would stay away from.

The article went on to state: Currently, many of the businesses in the area cater to people working in
the courts and government offices in downtown Jamaica, but the goal is to identify and attract companies that would serve local residents, said Simone Price, executive director of the Sutphin Boulevard BID.

NO NO NO, currently the businesses  cater to the bottom of the barrel low-class residents, they do not cater to the middle to upper middle class residents of Jamaica, you know people who actually own homes and do not crowd 15 people into a rental two bedroom. Nor do they cater to the people working at the courts and government offices, because if they did, there would be a better quality of stores and food places. SO STOP FUCKING LYING about this shit.

Let’s BE REAL. JAMAICA IS A FUCKING MESS. Dirty, streets and sidewalks strewn with garbage from our resident slobs, crooked lazy elected officials and plenty bottom of the barrel people, who have helped make Jamaica a big mess. Now let’s add to this group, diffusional leaders not based in reality (but means well), like Ms. Binda.

Four more years from now, will you all still be having this same inane conversation about how you are luring Starbucks  or other big brand names to the area. How about first cleaning up the fucking mess and get some hard working moral elected officials and a better community board, otherwise it will be the S.O.F.S.

A ghetto mess!

A ghetto mess!

Just your typical dreck in downtown Jamaica area

Just your typical dreck in downtown Jamaica area

Beautiful Hillside Ave

Beautiful Hillside Ave

Shoppers World in the background.

Shoppers World in the background.