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:
Jamaica Queens Transforming into a Place to Live, Work and Visit
Friday, August 19, 2016 at 08:36 AM EDT
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.
You forgot “…for white people.”
Jamaica Queens Transforming into a Place to Live, Work and Visit = GENTRIFICATION.
you know people live work and visit there now?