QUEENS BP KATZ PUTS IN HER TWO CENTS ON WILLETS POINT CLEAN-UP – BUT WHAT ABOUT THE NEW WILLETS POINTS IN JAMAICA, MERRICK BLVD – A FUCKING DISGRACE

Garbage & Cars6.18.16 058Sure the all the crappy auto shops in Willets Point have been shut down as the City begins another huge money project, but where have they gone. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, who has no authority over the project but has made it a focus this year, asks: Why wait? And she’s right to ask. Environmental and infrastructure work has to be done no matter what.

Well, Katz, how about the New Willets Point in Jamaica on Merrick Blvd where thug auto body shops have turned that area into a fucking mess of junked and unlicensed vehicles all over Merrick Blvd and the sidewalks and many of the residential side streets. And since Merrick is a heavily traveled road of cars, taxi, liver vans, buses, etc, allow these shops to take up the entire right land in certain section causing a hazardous condition plus bottle necking, I would think Katz who has made trips to Jamaica to talk about the Jamaica Now Action Plan, would speak up about this mess. I mean the local elected officials like Senator Comrie and Councilman Miller have not uttered one word about this disgrace, especially since the area has churches, a senior citizen apartment complex and residential homes are all around.

BUT nope, nothing from the Evil White Queens and her ebony clown posse. Just more ghetto nonsense where respect and pride are harder to find than a unicorn or a hard working Jamaica elected official. START ENFORCING LAWS with these Auto Body Shops which have completely taken control of this area. SO WHERE  THE HELL ARE YOU KATZ. Would you allow this SHIT in your neighborhood? AND where are the so-called black leaders on this issue that stares all of you in the face every single day. Garbage & Cars6.18.16 115Garbage & Cars6.18.16 111

This bus had to move into another lane due to auto body shop blocking the lane.

This bus had to move into another lane due to auto body shop blocking the lane.

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Thug Auto Body Shop at 102-80 Merrick

Thug Auto Body Shop at 102-80 Merrick

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From AM New York:

willetsStart cleanup to clear path for Willets Pt.

It’s quiet at Willets Point. The New York Mets are at spring training in Florida. And most of the auto body shops on 126th Street, across from Citi Field, are closed, with demolition of the ramshackle buildings underway.

While that’s progress, the former industrial zone tucked away in a corner of Corona is a long way from being the hub of economic activity NYC officials envisioned a decade ago. The 62 acres just beyond the stadium’s rightfield wall could and should be a regional centerpiece, home to a retail mall and a hotel, to jobs and economic development, to sports and entertainment, and to affordable housing.

Besides the seasonal flow of Mets fans, Willets Point would become a destination if the proposed AirTrain to LaGuardia gets off the drawing boards. No matter what the vision, the site remains a cesspool of unsewered property, unpaved roads and land in desperate need of environmental remediation.

Part of the problem with advancing the overall development of Willets Point is that it is mired in legal battles over whether the Citi Field parking lot is parkland and can’t be used as the site of a mall. The state Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the case on April 25.

Still, there is much NYC can do. Beyond ongoing demolition, there’s significant cleanup and infrastructure needed to prepare for new construction. The city’s Economic Development Corp. said most of the remediation will not begin until the lawsuit is settled and final plans are agreed upon by the city and the developers, a combination of Related Companies and Sterling Equities, which owns the Mets.

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, who has no authority over the project but has made it a focus this year, asks: Why wait? And she’s right to ask. Environmental and infrastructure work has to be done no matter what. Developers and city officials should do more now. That would hasten an already long-delayed timetable, and would be a sign that they’re committed to the project.

Now is the time to start. The city and the developers have to find a way to move Willets Point forward.

 

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