HUGE TOWER, THE CROSSING, BEGINS CONSTRUCTION SOON AND THE SMALLER TOWER WILL BE FOR LOW-INCOME – SO PARK YOUR GHETTO ATTITUDE AT THE CURB

Well, it looks like the big development, The Crossing, will finally be breaking ground in downtown Jamaica, and this development could be a real game changer for the area, which has deteriorated for decades. The Crossing will consists of two towers, a 26-story tower with 539 mixed-income apartments and the second will rise 14 stories and offer 130 apartments for low-income individuals and families.

Not that all low-income people are slobs and problematic (though many slobs/problematic folks fall into this group with their ghetto behavior and nonsense), I think by putting this group of people into the smaller tower maybe a good thing in the sense that I am sure the owners of this huge development will not tolerate any kind of nonsense and that these folks will have to learn to follow rules and conduct themselves in a proper fashion. Plus the folks in the big tower are certainly not going to be paying good money to deal with the problematic Jamaica element. No blasting music at all times of nights and days, no hanging out in front of the building making all kind of noise & drinking out of bags and all the other nonsense that this group tends to do. I am also sure there will be serious interviews to see who will get into this building , so it certainly is not going to be the problematic Jamaica element that we are so used to seeing all over that goes into this building (READ: Have a job and not a rap sheet with 10 incidents of robbery or assault). But hey, these folks NEED to learn proper civilized behavior not only for the neighborhood but for them as well to learn to better themselves and not be major problems all the time and make others around them miserable.

don


From Curbed:

Jamaica’s AirTrain-hugging tower gets huge boost from the city

BRP Companies officially filed plans to construct the Crossing at Jamaica Station

 

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2 thoughts on “HUGE TOWER, THE CROSSING, BEGINS CONSTRUCTION SOON AND THE SMALLER TOWER WILL BE FOR LOW-INCOME – SO PARK YOUR GHETTO ATTITUDE AT THE CURB

  1. To paraphrase Queen: Is this real or is this just fantasy?

    For this to work for the community and the thousands in need of a decent and roomy place to live, this has to go through, let’s say, extreme scrutiny.

    This also hinges on what the area median income will be once it’s done also. For it’s ridiculously skewed and usually doesn’t represent the actual area but counts weschester county too. And that area has seen a disturbing influx or upscale rental speculation.

    I don’t get why they got to build towers. And why they got to build a big tower for the rich and somewhat rich and a small tower for the poor. It’s like these people have always got to remind people about their status. Maybe it’s nitpicking, but it really strips people of their dignity.

    Although this is the first project I have seen where the ratio for lower rate apts. are higher than market rate.

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  2. I wonder how many people not knowing this area have any idea of the history of the location, and what current ‘street life’ there is like now.
    Not long ago, this are was the gateway to a ‘slaughterhouse’ district slightly further south, zoned industrial.
    The prime motivator behind such a development is the confluence of the LIRR, the subway, and the AirTrain: people tavelling to JFK would now be able to do business, eat at something other than Crown Fried Chicken, and take a load off, instead of ‘escaping’ immediately into the city.
    The developers are taking a huge risk with this project. Walk around the location for 3-4 blocks in either direction and take in the current ‘ambience’ and you will understand this.
    It’s going to be a very long haul – with a required changing of the SE Queens political mafia – to do something to improve the mess that currently is allowed there.
    It is not a sure bet that this will happen. If no dramatic improvement of the surrounding commercial environment occurs within ~ 5 yrs of construction completion, the whole thing may fail.
    Given the dismal reality of this current location, something like this could be a game changer.
    If you are going to take risks like this, who is to say they shouldn’t go ‘big’, to build the most impressive complex they can?
    The people with the SEIU shirts that always start stomping around and screaming their ‘demands’ for this and for that, once ground breaks, are not the ones who bought the property, financed the construction, or have to deal with the nightmare roadblocks that NYC poses at each and every stage of the process.

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