MORE JAMAICA IRONY: PANEL AT FLAKE’S CHURCH YAMMERS ABOUT OVER POLICING IN MINORITY COMMUNITIES WHERE THREE SHOOTINGS/KILLINGS TOOK PLACE RIGHT NEAR THE CHURCH

I get so tired of hearing about over-policing in minority communities including black communities like Jamaica from white liberal Democrats like Councilman Lancman, who lives in a nice community on a nice block where shootings are probably unheard of. WELL, does it ever occur to Lancman that the majority of crimes happen in minority neighborhoods, especially black communities like South Jamaica or does that fact just get shoved under the politically correct carpet. Lancman also forgot to mention that just this past Sunday right near Flakes’s Money Kingdom church a person was shot to death (who happened to kill someone in 2001 not far from this spot) and that three killings took place in this same area by this church this year, one being a deli owner. See https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2016/10/31/murderous-jamaica-hood-rat-36-year-old-niheen-donigan-meets-the-grim-reaper-as-he-gets-shot-to-death-on-notorious-jamaica-corner-a-few-blocks-from-rev-flakes-church/

He went on with this convoluted logic. Lancman said some 2,000 summons are issued every year for riding bikes on sidewalks in Bedford Stuyvesant, but in affluent Park Slope the number is only eight. AND Lancman in the past two years how many shootings/killings took place in Park Slope and then tell me how many took place in Bed-Stuy. Also do you know the actual number of people riding bikes on sidewalks in Park Slope, because you know statistics and facts would be nice in this kind of debate.

AND that is why over policing takes place in these kind of areas due to over criminal activity.

Can we be fucking REAL for a change. Because if we don’t, nothing gets solved and ghettos like Jamaica continue to stay GHETTO because of this type of bullshit spearheaded by white liberal Democrats who have no idea what it is like to live in a community like Jamaica or any other community of color but yet they are going to tell the rest of us who live in such shit communities.

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From Times Ledger:

Panel at A.M.E Cathedral says city’s justice system weighted against minorities

Councilman Rory Lancman joined a panel of experts on reforming the criminal justice system.

The Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral in Jamaica hosted a panel discussion Saturday on the criminal justice system to examine the roots of the issues facing communities of color.

Among the topics were over policing, stop and frisk, mass incarceration, the “blue wall” and bias in the court system against minorities. The featured panelist were City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest), civil rights lawyer Royce Russell and Rainece Medley, a representative from the Civilian Complaint Review Board.

Each gave their positions on the current state of the criminal justice system and then took questions from audience members.

“So many of the problems that we have in our country, social problems, mental health problems, economic problems, have over the course of a few decades been turned more and more into policing problems,” Lancman said. “On the issue of mental health, about 40 percent of the people in Rikers Island at any given time have a mental health diagnosis. Some of them might also be legitimate criminals. The fact is that we have no real system in New York for dealing with people who have mental health issues that puts them out in the street and puts them in a situation where their only interaction with government is going to be a police officer.”

Lancman also spoke about how over policing is largely focused on minority neighborhoods and then turns young kids into criminals.

He pointed out that in the past a police officer may have reprimanded a young person to stop riding his bike on the sidewalk or to leave the park after dark, but now many people in certain communities are being given criminal summonses to appear in criminal court.

“Failure to appear results in a warrant for your arrest and it’s to the point where in New York City we have over a million open arrest warrants for people who didn’t appear in criminal court for these low-level, quality-of-life offenses. If you look, it’s not very mysterious, who is getting these criminal summons. Where is the focus of this low level criminal enforcement falling upon? It’s in communities of color.”

For example, Lancman said some 2,000 summons are issued every year for riding bikes on sidewalks in Bedford Stuyvesant, but in affluent Park Slope the number is only eight.

Medley spoke about what people should do if they have an unpleasant encounter with police. CCRB investigates and mediates complaints from the public about misconduct by NYPD officers. It handles complaints about excessive force, abuse of authority, discourtesy and offensive language. She encouraged anyone who has experienced misconduct to file a complaint so that investigations can begin.

But, much to the displeasure of the audience, she told them the CCRB holds only so much power. When CCRB finds that an officer committed misconduct the case is turned over to the police commissioner, who has the sole authority to impose discipline. They were reminded, though, that CCRB is able to document complaints and leaves a paper trail that might be useful in the future.

“The value in CCRB is that you need to start to have a record,” Russell said. “If a person choked you one time and got away with it, the likelihood that they’ll do it again is very, very high. And if you skip the process of CCRB, then the record may not be made for which someone else …. in another time, another borough who may come to contact with that officer.”

He said the CCRB by compiling a record can make a small case stronger.

Reach Gina Martinez by e-mail at gmartinez@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4566.

Posted 12:00 am, October 31, 2016
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36 YEAR OLD MEETS THE GRIM REAPER AS HE GETS SHOT TO DEATH ON NOTORIOUS JAMAICA CORNER A FEW BLOCKS FROM REV. FLAKE’S CHURCH

Yeah, I know it is not big deal when one criminal element kills another some say, one less dangerous person around. And while I agree with that to an extent, it is too easily for innocent bystanders to get shot, plus the fact that these individuals engage in bad behavior in the community from drug dealing on corners and robberies to shootings and killings and hold this community hostage with their behavior.

The victim, Niheen Donigan, 36, back in 2001 shot and killed Aswald Walker from Jamaica just one mile from the spot that Donigan meet his maker. This spot, 109th Ave & Merrick is a notorious area for ghetto bullshit, especially drugs and there have been several shootings in that area. The block on the west side is where you will find the corner deli, 24/7 selling drugs at this spot and all along Merrick to the end of the block, which has your typical ghetto bullshit such as a crappy dirty Chinese take-out, wireless phone store, liquor store and another dirty deli.  Just one long block of individuals with not a damn thing to do but play gang banger in the continuous sage of SHOT IN JAMAICA QUEENS. Now how many shootings and killing does this make just this year, well over 15.

Ironic this hot spot for bad behavior is just a few blocks from Rev Flakes Money Kingdom Greater Allen AME. Yep, FUCKING IRONIC. I still do not know why they don’t shut down that notorious deli (and several others like it) and put an end to constant loitering by men whose only purpose in life is to hang out in front of delis and corner as opposed to being real men and working a damn job.

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Man Shot to Death on Jamaica Corner, Police Say

By Paul DeBenedetto | October 30, 2016 12:48pm
 Niheen Donigan, 36, was shot to death on the corner of 109th Avenue and Merrick Boulevard, police said.

Niheen Donigan, 36, was shot to death on the corner of 109th Avenue and Merrick Boulevard, police said.View Full Caption

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JAMAICA — A man was found shot to death on a Jamaica street corner early Sunday morning, police said.

Niheen Donigan, 36, was found by police at the corner of 109th Avenue and Merrick Boulevard about 2:15 a.m. Sunday, with a gunshot would to the head, the NYPD said.

He was rushed to Jamaica Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

There have been no arrests, and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

 Niheen Donigan, 36, was shot to death on the corner of 109th Avenue and Merrick Boulevard, police said.

Niheen Donigan, 36, was shot to death on the corner of 109th Avenue and Merrick Boulevard. Photo from Facebook

The Daily News:

One dead, four wounded in overnight New York City shootings

A rash of shootings across the city early Sunday left one man dead and seven other victims – including two teens — wounded, police said.In Queens, a gunman shot a 36-year-old man to death around 2:15 a.m., cops said.The suspect fired one shot into Niheen Donigan’s head on the corner of 109th Ave. and 171st St. in Jamaica, according to officials.

Paramedics rushed Donigan to Jamaica Hospital, where he died from his wounds.

Ex-con charged with attempted murder of cops in Queens

Donigan had a long history with crime and violence, police said.

On April 14, 2001, Donigan fatally shot Aswald Walker, 28, in Jamaica — about a mile from where he was killed.

Police arrested Donigan about five weeks later after tracking him down at his cousin’s Massapequa home on May 23. He barricaded himself inside and held a five-hour-long standoff with cops, but was ultimately arrested and charged with murder.

Donigan served nearly 10 years at Wallkill Correctional Facility before being paroled in July 6, 2012 with five years of post-release supervision.

NYPD cops shoot ex-con armed with loaded gun, striking his leg

Sunday’s mayhem began in Harlem, where an unidentified suspect shot a 20-year-old woman in the buttocks inside the lobby of the Drew Hamilton Houses on W. 143rd St. around 1:15 a.m., cops said.

Emergency responders took her to New York-Presbyterian Columbia Hospital. She is in stable condition.

Later, a gunman blasted three men outside an apartment building in the Bronx, authorities said.

The shooter fired at the people — two teenage boys and a 20-year-old man — on W. 165th St. near Woodycrest Ave. in Highbridge around 2:45 a.m., cops said.

The youngest victim, just 15 years old, was struck in the right leg. A 17-year-old was hit in the chest and the oldest victim was shot in the back, police said.

The trio was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where officials said they are expected to survive.

On the Lower East Side, a shooter wounded another three men when an argument turned violent just after 6 a.m., authorities said.

The suspect sprayed bullets on Ridge St. near Stanton St., hitting a 25- and 35-year-old in the leg, and a 23-year-old in the leg and stomach.

“I heard five shots, really loud,” said Johnny, who witnessed the shooting and declined to give his last name. “It looked like three guys got hit, and taken away in an ambulance.”

The three men were taken to Bellevue Hospital, and are in stable condition.

“I was out here about five hours ago, and the same guys were fighting down the street,” the witness said. “One guy got punched in the face pretty hard.”

“I see them around all the time. They’re all kids from the neighborhood,” he added.

There were no arrests in any of the shootings, police said Sunday morning.

 

 

JAMAICA ADVOCATES (INCLUDING PAMELA HAZEL) TAKE TO STREET TO DEMAND FASTER REPAIRS FOR DECADES LONG NEGLECTED JAMAICA AVE – OF COURSE NOT ONE JAMAICA ELECTED OFFICIAL APPEARS BUT THEN DID YOU REALLY EXPECT ONE OF THESE ASSHOLE TO SHOW

Advocated state that Jamaica Ave has been neglected for decades, but we all know that the Jamaica community overall has been NEGLECTED for decades thanks to poor leadership from do-nothing & crooked elected officials and nothing from church leaders where there is a damn non tax paying shit black churches and other churches every other 12 feet.  Black church leaders are just as bad the black elected officials in this community.

Come 2020, I am sure this road will still be a shambles, but it is not the only street in Jamaica that is a total mess, there are several of them including Parsons Blvd and 89th Avenue in the downtown section.

Notice in this protest not ONE asshole elected officials appears. No Comrie, no Miller, no Hyndman, no Meeks, and no damn useless church leaders and that is a shame considering there are about 10,000 churches in this community. Hell, talk about illegal dumping.

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From NY1:

Community Advocates Call for Faster Repairs Along Jamaica Avenue

By Reena Diamante
Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 06:43 PM EDT
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Some Queens residents took to the streets on Saturday to demand safer conditions along Jamaica Avenue. Reena Diamante has the story.

Some Southeast Queens residents tell NY1 that they’ve been asking for a safer Jamaica Avenue for years.

“I live in the community for decades and for decades this roadway has been neglected,” said Asim Deen, a Southeast Queens resident and member of New York Communities for Change.

On Saturday, advocates from “New York Communities for Change” protested to advocate for repairs to Jamaica Avenue.

Protest organizers said that the road’s current condition is becoming more of a hazard everyday.

“People have to spend money in buying tires. Children have to run across the street because they’re afraid they’ll fall. And the list goes on and we are so fed up of complaining,” said Pamela Hazel, another member of the advocacy group.

According to NYCC representatives, they collected 400 signatures from the community earlier this summer.

The signatures were gathered in order to petition the City to resurface the roadway.

A spokesperson for NYC DOT told NY1 that repaving will begin at the intersection of Francis Lewis Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue in November.

“Three weeks ago they started and they stopped again,” said Hazel. “So it appears to me and to us, there is no end in sight.”

The uneven roads aren’t just causing problems for drivers and pedestrians, it’s also causing problems for some business owners in the area.

“As you can see, the store is empty,” said Mayaz Haque, a retail store manager at T-Mobile. “It’s Saturday, so it’s definitely affecting everybody’s business around this place.”

“Really rough, going out in and out, so if it was properly done then it would be more smooth for me, more access, likewise the customer, as well,” added Andre Crosby, a chef at Chef Mom Grill & Bakery.

NYCC representatives said they plan to expand thier outreach by taking their demands to elected officials and to the Department of Transportation.

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO LIVE IN NYC, THEN DON’T COME HERE

AND if you live here and it has gotten to damn expensive for you to live properly (you know like living in a shitty hotel room or cramming 11 of you in a 2 bedroom apartment), MOVE to a less expensive area. It is a BIG country, everyone does not have to be in an already overcrowded city that is beginning to look like some third world country. Queens has already become a third world slum.

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CITY BEGINS BIG PROJECT TO FIX HORRIBLE POT RIDDEN JAMAICA AVE BUT SURROUNDING SIDE STREETS LIKE 89TH AVE & PARSONS BLVD WILL STILL LOOK LIKE SHIT – ANOTHER CITY INCOMPETENT FUCK UP

Would you take a shower and then not clean your ass? HELL NO (well some might). BUT that is the idiotic logic of this city and the awful city agency Department of Transportation. For years (and decades) Jamaica Avenue has been a mess of a street, all the more disgraceful because it is a main thorough fare. So finally this asshole city is going to finally take care of this long neglected street (but really aren’t all NYC streets neglected), while the surrounding side streets such as the even more awful 89th Ave (which you put your life in your hand on it, even just riding your bike or crossing it) and the horrible Parson Blvd (which lying DOT said they were going to fix in July of this year after NY1 did a story on the dangerous conditions of Parsons especially for the elderly & disabled), which to this day DOT has done shit). You can hear DOT make this statement at http://www.ny1.com/nyc/queens/news/2016/05/31/jamaica-residents-want-pedestrian-ramp-upgrades.html.

This city can never do anything 100% right, always has to be half ass, like pretty much this current administration and Southeast Queens politicians.

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From DNAInfo New York:

City Begins Jamaica Avenue Repaving Project

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | October 28, 2016 2:03pm
 The city will repave Jamaica Avenue between 224th and 168th streets.

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QUEENS — The city will soon repave a large portion of Jamaica Avenue in an effort to improve road conditions on one of the busiest thoroughfares in Southeast Queens, officials said.

The street will be repaved in two phases, starting in early November when the Department of Transportation will work on Jamaica Avenue between 224th Street and Francis Lewis Boulevard, the agency said.

That portion of the street has already been milled, according to the DOT.

Sometime next year, the Department of Design and Construction will repave the road between Francis Lewis Boulevard and 168th Street.

“We anticipate starting the project next year as soon as we select a contractor,” Shavone Williams, a spokeswoman for the agency, said in an email.

 The pothole-ridden street has long frustrated local residents and elected officials who said that poor road conditions on Jamaica Avenue contributed to numerous traffic problems in the area.

“For too long the roads in our community have not received the attention they deserve, making it unsafe for drivers and pedestrians alike,” Councilman Daneek Miller said in an email. “This major throughway serves residents and small businesses that supports Southeast Queens, and the new pavements will help to maintain the vehicles that drive on it.”

 

SUCH BULLSHIT: “JAMAICA CROWN JEWEL OF NYC”, “IN THE MIDDLE OF A RENAISSANCE” – ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME

“Jamaica is one of the crown jewels of New York City, and this funding will further realize our collective vision for future growth,” said Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica). “Downtown Jamaica is in the middle of a renaissance, and this neighborhood serves as a bustling center for business, transit and culture. The award funding will continue this upward trend and help transform our economy to attract well-paying jobs and new business to our downtown center.”

REALLY,  Jamaica is the crown jewel of NYC, hell, it is not even the crown jewel of Queens, it is not even a crown jewel, more like a ghetto mess with bullshit leaders like corrupt Congressman Gregory Meeks & speak with fork tongue Queens Borough President Melinda Katz (who has still not addressed the huge amount of hotels turned homeless shelters in the borough). And look at the crew holding the big check, corrupt Meeks, do nothing Comrie and lying Katz with lazy ass Assembly Member Vivian Cook looking on.

Funny that people who live here like myself, community activist Pamela Hazel and others certainly do not see Jamaica as a “crown jewel”, a ghetto garbage dump, yes, but hardly a crown jewel, hell not even a costumed jewel. I mean how it is a crown jewel with rampant illegal garbage dumping problem, a dirty downtown area, destruction of 1-2 family homes replace by ugly third world ghetto apartments with balconies used as storage, over 20 homeless shelterss in the community, a poisonous waste transfer facility (Royal Waste) right in the downtown area and near residential homes and building where blocks on any given day smell awful from the stench of this facility, gang bangers on the loose, crooked do nothing elected officials and every other bit of nonsense including tons of bogus churches that do nothing for the community, hell, they don’t even pay damn taxes to better the community.

Jamaica certainly has potential, which has been squandered for decades by these do nothing leaders, but Crown Jewel my ass. Just more bullshit coming from the ghetto hood.

No doubt this $10 million will be squander on CRAP and MORE CRAP and the community will not look any damn better.

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From Queens Press:

Greater Jamaica Talks Potential For State Grant

The Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC) finally gave details on the potential uses of the recent $10 million grant that it received from the state over the summer.

Photos Courtesy the Governor’s office. In August, Gov. Andrew Cuomo awarded Jamaica a $10 million grant to help the neighborhood

Photos Courtesy the Governor’s office.
In August, Gov. Andrew Cuomo awarded Jamaica a $10 million grant to help the neighborhood

In August, Governor Andrew Cuomo paid a visit to Southeast Queens to announce that the developing downtown Jamaica area was the recipient of the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative project, which promised to breathe new life into local neighborhoods while simultaneously planting the seeds that will “potentially lead to new opportunities, long-term growth and prosperity.” Awarded by the New York City Regional Economic Development Council, the grant also included $300,000 in planning funds for private-sector experts to work with a local planning committee to draft a Strategic Investment Plan, identifying specific economic development, transportation and housing projects.

Downtown Jamaica has been a hotspot for development in recent years.

Downtown Jamaica has been a hotspot for development in recent years.

“Downtown neighborhoods are the heartbeat of communities across the state, and investing in their revitalization is key to generating growth statewide,” Cuomo said at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. “By capitalizing on Jamaica’s higher-education institutions, cultural cornerstones and diversity, we are transforming it into a magnet for opportunity that will continue to attract private investment and generate economic activity for generations to come.”

When the grant was awarded to Jamaica, Hope Knight, president of GJDC, told the Queens Tribune she’d like to see the money go towards CUNY York College in some capacity. While details were initially scarce on where this money would be going, some of the other possibilities for this grant were recently clarified.

“Our application for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative incorporated discussion of the projected uses for DRI funding,” a statement obtained by the Queens Tribune said. There were seven total possibilities according to a GJDC report, which projected uses for the $10 million grant. The first of these was to “create co-working space for local entrepreneurs in Downtown Jamaica.” Next was the idea to “implement a comprehensive workforce plan for new jobs coming to Jamaica.” It was explained that these new jobs would ideally include retail, construction, industrial, tourism and the seemingly booming hotel industry.

Another initiative included attracting “anchor tech businesses” which would “create a supportive infrastructure for smaller incubator businesses” as well as implementing some sort of neighborhood-wide training program that could provide a much-needed workforce to a more business-centric Downtown Jamaica.

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The newly unified Downtown Jamaica BID would also benefit from the grant. With the grant, the BID, made up of the former 165th Street, Sutphin Boulevard and Jamaica Center BIDs, looks to expand its benefits and reach stores outside of its current jurisdiction. Finally, a proposal was made to work with local business, not-for-profits and cultural institutions to create a more accessible commerce hub. Through this work, the GJDC hopes to “create programs and policies to incentivize, attract and increase quality dining and entertainment options,” making Jamaica a more visitor-friendly and attractive place for New Yorkers abroad as well as international travelers.

Jamaica is no stranger to capital investments. Since the once-troubled, now-booming neighborhood was called the soon-to-be “hottest neighborhood” in New York City by real estate website StreetEasy, developers have begun to act on Jamaica’s newfound popularity. Known as one of the more vibrant neighborhoods in Queens, Downtown Jamaica boasts both cultural diversity and a primary location with proximity to both the E train and John F. Kennedy Airport. Jamaica elected officials have embraced this change with open arms.

“Jamaica is one of the crown jewels of New York City, and this funding will further realize our collective vision for future growth,” said Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica). “Downtown Jamaica is in the middle of a renaissance, and this neighborhood serves as a bustling center for business, transit and culture. The award funding will continue this upward trend and help transform our economy to attract well-paying jobs and new business to our downtown center.”

 

FIRST HAND ACCOUNT ON THE MISERABLE CONDITIONS PEOPLE DEAL WITH IN DEBLASIO’S SHELTER HOTELS

If this is what is considered to be a progressive platform, this this fucking platforms needs to be blown to smithereens, because two major things are going on here, 1) the inhumane warehousing of human beings without any proper services and 2) the destruction of communities & neighborhoods by placing these poorly runs shelters in said communities.

Doing a heck of a job, Blaze, you too Banks and you too Department of Homeless Services or as I like to call it “Department of Human Warehousing”.

Also time to finally END the whole “Right To Shelter” law in NYC. We should not have to be spending our tax dollars on freeloaders coming here from other cities, states and countries and plopping down in a flop house.

AND folks, NYC Is FUCKING MAJORLY EXPENSIVE even for people with decent jobs, so if you don’t have a job, don’t have any savings, don’t have any training, THEN STAY WHERE THE FUCK YOU CAME FROM because then YOU DON’T have any common sense. And if you cannot provide for yourself properly, don’t pop out babies. If you make minimum wage or less, live in a less expensive city. I mean this is all common shit stuff folks. I mean why would you choose to live is some damn shelter in the most expensive city in the country, when you can live in a decent house or apartment in a less expensive city.

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From WPIX:

Homeless mother living in hotel shelter describes ‘miserable’ conditions, lack of heat

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BELMONT, the Bronx – For much of this year, PIX11 has been focusing on Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Steven Banks’ increasing reliance on commercial hotels, but on Wednesday, we spoke to a homeless mother who has the experience to talk about the subject – she’s already been in three this year.

Things were so bad in some of those hotels, the DHS transferred her to a hotel in the Belmont section of the Bronx, where the conditions we found are not much better.

Aventura Lopez has been languishing in the New York City homeless hotel shelter system. She has stayed in three so far since January of this year.

Based on what she told PIX11, her situation has gone from bad to worse. In her words, “miserable.”

Lopez credits the Department of Homeless Services led by embattled Commissioner Banks for her misfortune. She blames them for putting her and her two daughters into a shelter on Crotona Avenue with no heat.

PIX11 gave Aventura an indoor/outdoor thermometer to take to her 4th floor home and gave her a speaker phone so she can tell us exactly what was going on.

The thermometer registered 59 degrees inside the apartment.

“By midnight its worse,” Lopez said over the phone. “It get worse than this.”

These chilly conditions are an example of what many homeless shelter residents say they’ve been living with for months. In other words, simply taking homeless families off the streets in order to fulfill their legal obligation to house them but providing questionable or in some cases absolutely zero social services to get out of the shelter system and back on their feet.

Lopez said she’s been contacted “zero” times by the city to help her find a job.

“Not at all,” Lopez said. “The case work is there but as far as helping, no. No housing specialist, nothing.”

Department of Homeless Services responded to PIX11 by saying they’re committed to providing “high-quality” shelter and services to homeless New Yorkers. They are investigating Aventura’s situation.

Aventura believes she is being warehoused like many other homeless in the city.

“They’re just throwing us here,” she said.