NY1 recently did a story on Laurelton with its nice homes (http://www.ny1.com/nyc/queens/black-history-month-2017/2017/02/21/laurelton–the-queens-community-gentrification-forgot–where-black-incomes-are-higher-than-whites.html). And while there are some very nice homes with yards there, the story did not show the main drag on Merrick Blvd, which is your typical ghetto main drag you see all over Jamaica. Mostly crappy stores, fast food joints, few nice sit-down restaurants if any, your typical store front churches, nail salons, vacant lots (with garbage), dirty delis, dirty liquor stores, cricket & metro phone stores (always found in ghetto low end places and dirty sidewalks with garbage. Let’s be real, not the kind of establishments that you find in areas that are supposed to be upper middle class and nice. So obviously this main drag is not representing this higher income and nice homes at all. SO WHAT GIVES?