CHRIST WHY DO SOME PEOPLE WANT JAMAICA TO CONTINUE TO BE A FILTHY GHETTO

Jesus, what is with some people, they are not happy unless they are living in some dirty, trashy ghetto community and then if you attempt to clean it up, they get all fucking uppity, like some of the comments on this video below on NY1. AND this is why some communities stay GHETTO.

 

Folks making some of the comments, give me a break, some of you are just used to low-class ghetto and don’t no anything else. I mean I live here and the area is so filled with garbage everywhere, major amounts, because so many of the people, old and new are slobs. Hillside Avenue is a total disgraces and looks like some dirty third world flea market. Do any of the business owners ever once sweep or hose down in front of their store fronts. Jamaica Avenue is dirty and so many of the stores are just plain cheap low-class retail that just repeats over and over. Tons of beauty supply stores, tons of 99 cent stores, way too many fast food places and yet no nice sit-down restaurants. Many stores are dirty  too.BUT the low-class people are the ones that trash the community, throwing garbage, diapers and their crap from cars out onto the streets and sidewalks. A poisonous  waste transfer station (Royal Waste) smack in downtown and right near where people live that pollutes the air and has 24/7 garbage trucks going illegally driving on residential streets. The roads are a disgrace. Auto body shops place their junked and unlicensed vehicles ILLEGALLY on the streets and sidewalks, Merrick Blvd looks like a junkyard and now resembles Willets Point. So please folks making comments, stop acting like the community is so wonderful. I like others don’t want to see it gentrified like most of Brooklyn, but there is no reason for it to look like trash. And not everyone who lives in Jamaica wants to shop at some of these low-class stores, why so many people shop outside of Jamaica. I mean nothing wrong with having some low end stores, but do all of them have to be that way.

Seems to me that so many of the people who have trashed the community for decades are all of a sudden screaming GENTRIFICATION, just because they are attempting to clean up the area to look a little civilized, like that is such an awful thing. I don’t know why some want to keep communities down &  look like a ghetto.

While I agree that the title is not correct, the fact that the area needs cleaned up and improved is REAL. And don’t get me started on all the gang banger activity that has gone on for so long. Do any of you know how many people have been killed just this year with nonsense shooting. So give me a break with some of your bull comments.And while the area has improved from the bad 80’s, it still has a ways to go particular with the garbage and litter issue. Here are a little reminders clueless folks or folks who don’t want to see the truth:
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She certainly does not look like some starving young girl in Africa.

She certainly does not look like some starving young girl in Africa.

Totally Illegal blocking of sidewalk. Pretty Girl is one of many stores on Jamaica Ave doing this. Besides making it difficult to manuever, it is low-class ghetto/third world country EYESORE.

Totally Illegal blocking of sidewalk. Pretty Girl is one of many stores on Jamaica Ave doing this. Besides making it difficult to manuever, it is low-class ghetto/third world country EYESORE.

Downtown Jamaica, UNACCEPTABLE

Downtown Jamaica, UNACCEPTABLE

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

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

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From NY1:

Jamaica Queens Transforming into a Place to Live, Work and Visit

By Rocco Vertuccio
Friday, August 19, 2016 at 08:36 AM EDT

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The Queens neighborhood of Jamaica has become one of the hottest neighborhoods in the city. More and more it’s become a place to live, work and visit. It’s not by accident. A lot has been done over the years to transform Jamaica into a world class destination for startups  and technology. The Executive Director of the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District Rhonda Binda spoke with NY1’s Rocco Vertuccio about the neighborhood’s transformation.

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 Here are some of the comment about this story, very typical Jamaica:
K. Add
This is BS. People have always lived there, worked there, and visited there. But I guess it wasn’t the “right” people until now.
whatz

You forgot “…for white people.”

I was born and raised in Jamaica, Queens, so I’m guessing that also means I…..LIVED THERE.
Stacey Francis

Jamaica Queens Transforming into a Place to Live, Work and Visit = GENTRIFICATION.

Affordable Housing = not affordable for working class
Sean Sheisty
We still live for the cheap sneakers, work over a thot and visit the weedman at the subway. Jamaica have always been a good place to have your business. First job with my grandparents at Jamaica market. We watched them build the movie theater
Krisy
I couldn’t even read the article, or watch the video. The title itself offends me. When has this area, my hometown, where I grew up, and plan to invest my roots in…NOT been a place to live, work, or visit. This area, has been culturally diverse, business booming, self sustained, and proud for decades before any “outsider” decided they could use our neighborhoods better than we already have or planned to. It’s not just beginning to become livable.  We’ve BEEN living…and living quite fine might I add. Stop aiding in the ploy to gentrify and take over our communities.

 

Mike
When people like me would get mugged there 3 times within a 5 year period. Thankfully with more police presence it has improved the past couple of years.

 

 
happygoluckyspanish
Since a regular guy like me gets robbed there multiple times as well. When you have a highly mixed community, it’s safer and tends to succeed (look at Astoria and Sunnyside). If you have an area of mainly Hispanics (I am one btw), or all blacks, there becomes an environment where violence and robberies thrive. Diversity and businesses are key.

 

 
pft
you spelled gentrified wrong.

 

Tro
This is just a pitch for entrepreneurs to bring their businesses to Jamaica and to push the neighborhood into bigger and better improvements. I don’t think they are saying anything negative about the people that currently live here. Unless I’m missing something? When people start investing in the neighborhood, that’s when its value goes up. It’s a good thing. Why are so many people upset about this? I’ve lived in Jamaica for over 20 years and I can see the growth that’s coming. I think it’s a great thing.

 

JuJu Edwards
This is asinine!  For more than 65 years, my aunts, uncles, and first cousins have lived and worked here and I and my family have visited. This columbusing and blatant disrespect need to stop. I thought this was the Enquirer writing this nonsense. But no, it’s NY! proving that it knows nothing about New York, or in its racist desire to please some by castigating others, it doesn’t give a damn. You owe an apology to all the good people who live in Jamaica and all the talent that has come out of Jamaica. But I guess you don’t know anything about that either. From jazz, to R n B to Hip Hop.

 

Kaleem
Damn I guess I haven’t been living and working here for the past 26 years of my life. What you really mean to say is becoming safe for white people

 

 
LWest
It’s always been a place to live, work and visit. I’ve lived near, worked on and shopped there for over 20 years. It’s not our fault that some of you looked down on us like we weren’t worth your attention before.

 

 
TC3
Really? Like really? How much did you pay the dumbass who made this story? You all are getting desparate. Reaching out to rich white folks.

 

Jack Junior

you know people live work and visit there now?

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One thought on “CHRIST WHY DO SOME PEOPLE WANT JAMAICA TO CONTINUE TO BE A FILTHY GHETTO

  1. From the Rhonda Binda interview:

    4:05: the “vibrant and diverse” pawn shop
    4:09: the “vibrant and diverse” wig store
    4:15: the “vibrant and diverse” tattoo and body piercing emporium
    7:40: the helpful “gentlemen” standing on the corner

    (Just amazing that they include these visuals to accompany her interview. Seeing them makes me NOT want to ever visit Jamaica.)

    BTW Would someone please explain why that highly-touted Jamaica Business Resource Center on 160th Street (across from the Jamaica Market) went “belly-up”? Politicians praised it galore; it had a yearly fund-raising gala at Manhattan venues; the US Secretary of Commerce even visited it. So what happened?

    And why is that “upscale” City Rib/Moda Grill sitting vacant on Parsons Boulevard? Not enough gentrifiers in the hot and blazing Jamaica nabe yet?

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