TIME TO PLAY IS IT A MAJOR QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE OR A TIMES LEDGER “OCCASIONAL GRUMBLING BY A FEW LOCALS”

You Times Ledger with your irresponsible media outlet masquerading as a local newspaper and “journalism” when in fact you are nothing more than a lackey for corrupt elected officials and developers who are pulling your strings. Your utter failure of a proper ethical news outlet was apparent in a recent article, Vacant Jamaica storefronts turned into art galleries, included this potshot at Clean Up Jamaica Queens and some local activist who have been calling out powers that be for doing nothing about major quality of life issues.

Despite occasional grumblings by some locals about the state of things in their neck of the woods, the Jameco Exchange folks have taken a positive attitude, drawing inspiration from the retail vernacular of their two-story storefront and the cobblestone pedestrian mall in which it is situated, as well as the social culture of Jamaica Avenue and the histories of the community.

This was one of the most blatant forms of irresponsible  journalism, to dismiss legitimate & serious complaints by members of this community to reduce them as “grumblings”, a little annoyance as opposed to the very serious issues that have plagued this community for decades. As one reader put it spot on”

The ledger’s interpretations on outrage on the community reminds me of when Commissioner Bratton described the dramatic rise in knife attacks as “abberations”.  Certain people like to dictate the narrative. Another example is when the Blaz tells reporters to stay on topic at press conferences. There seems to be an epidemic of phraseology in these times in the city.

So now it is time to play the game Major Quality of Life Issue or Times Ledger Occasional Grumblings. The rules are simple. You look at the 10 documented photos below and chose Major Quality of Life Issue or Times Ledger Occasional Grumbling by some locals. First prize is a seat on the illustrious JAMAICA NOW LEADERSHIP COUNCIL, second prize, a certificate of accomplishment handed to you by Senator Leroy Comrie and photo of the two of you on the front page of TIMES LEDGER and third prize, a year supply of crap from our many horrible customer service low-end retail establishments of your choice on Jamaica Avenue.

So let’s begin to play Major Quality of Life Issue or Times Ledger Occasional Grumblings.

Brought to you by and sponsored by TIMES LEDGER, GREATER JAMAICA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, QUEENS BOROUGH PRESIDENT MELINDA KATZ, CONGRESSMAN GREGORY MEEKS, SENATOR LEROY COMRIE, COUNCILMAN I. DANEEK MILLER, COUNCILMAN RUBEN WILLS, ASSEMBLY MEMBER VIVIAN COOK, ASSEMBLY  MEMBER ALICIA HYNDMAN, COMMUNITY BOARD 12 AND JAMAICA NOW ACTION PLAN AND ALL IT’S MEMBERS.

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Large diesel fueled tractor trailer carrying who knows what driving ILLEGALLY on residential street, (which has signs stating NO TRUCKS) posing safety, healthy and noise issues to residents. An ongoing problem not being properly addressed. MAJOR QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE or TIMES LEDGER OCCASIONAL GRUMBLINGS BY SOME LOCALS.

 

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ILLEGALLY parked unlicensed and smashed car placed on pedestrian sidewalk (which is way too prevalent in Jamaica, especially by thug auto service places). MAJOR QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE or TIMES LEDGER OCCASIONAL GRUMBLINGS BY SOME LOCALS.

 

 

Downtown Jamaica, UNACCEPTABLE

Beautiful downtown Jamaica, you know the whole Jamaica Now Action Plan. MAJOR QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE or TIMES LEDGER OCCASIONAL GRUMBLINGS BY SOME LOCALS.

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Hillside Avenue, the famous Jamaica third world Avenue of crap, garbage and shit retail. MAJOR QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE or TIMES LEDGER OCCASIONAL GRUMBLINGS BY SOME LOCALS.

 

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A very familiar site in downtown Jamaica of crumbling streets, falling sewer grate (this right in front of a Catholic Church), grooved streets, potholes and crosswalks without painted lines. MAJOR QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE or TIMES LEDGER OCCASIONAL GRUMBLINGS BY SOME LOCALS.

 

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Not only garbage surrounds this lot in a residential area (around corner from offices of Greater Jamaica Development Corporation & Community Board 12), by being used as commercials storage for waste dumpsters & big diesel trucks. MAJOR QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE or TIMES LEDGER OCCASIONAL GRUMBLINGS BY SOME LOCALS.

 

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Tree/Flower Pit being used a garbage storage by apartment building in between offices of Community Board 12 & Greater Jamaica Development Corporation. MAJOR QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE or TIMES LEDGER OCCASIONAL GRUMBLINGS BY SOME LOCALS.

 

 

The state of Jamaica, Queens and eventually are country if we stay on this course.

Falling apart, garbage strewn vacant house known for illegal dumping. Across from 103rd precinct and in heart of downtown Jamaica, which has been like this for over five years. MAJOR QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE or TIMES LEDGER OCCASIONAL GRUMBLINGS BY SOME LOCALS.

 

Good old Downtown

Good old Downtown. MAJOR QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE or TIMES LEDGER OCCASIONAL GRUMBLINGS BY SOME LOCALS.

 

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Jamaica in the box retail. COMPLETELY ILLEGAL placement of this crap in front of Bank of America (SW corner of 165th St/Jamaica Ave), blocking sidewalks. MAJOR QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE or TIMES LEDGER OCCASIONAL GRUMBLINGS BY SOME LOCALS.

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “TIME TO PLAY IS IT A MAJOR QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE OR A TIMES LEDGER “OCCASIONAL GRUMBLING BY A FEW LOCALS”

  1. You should see the comment I wrote on their site following yours

    Just a slight correction,the consortium is the Jamaica NON Action Program, not NOW.

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    • Oh, I caught it almost as soon as you posted it, loved it. See, I was getting ready to close up shop, but NOW because of that bullshit, now until I leave the area altogether I will be going hard-core. In fact I am glad they put that shit in their rag, it infused me even more to shake things up more.

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