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.
Community Advocates Call for Faster Repairs Along Jamaica Avenue
Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 06:43 PM EDT
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.