MAYOR DUMBO HOLDS TOWN HALL MEETING IN LIC – HEY, HOW ABOUT PAYING A VISIT TO ONE OF THE LEAST SERVICED COMMUNITIES IN QUEENS – JAMAICA – OR IS THAT TOO TOUGH FOR YOU AND SHOWS YOUR FAILURE AS MAYOR TALE OF TWO CITIES

Sure Mister Mayor, go to very nice and very expensive LIC (yeah, it has some issues, like major over-development, but whose fault is that). I mean funny how the hipsters, etc come into an area to claim their own and get their fancy coffee shops, their cool bars, their multi-million dollar dog runs, but then when prices go sky high, there are cries of gentrification (justified by the old timers, not the new crowd). The millennial hipster generation are such HYPOCRITES. Much gentrification is caused in part by them. Yet they are the first to cry that the “immigrants” cannot longer afford to live in the community, a community they helped to push people out of it. BUT I digress.

Mayor, Greater Jamaica is the largest community in Queens with, I think the largest population, yet certain services are lacking, many quality of life issues go unaddressed by your administration.

SO WHAT, no town hall meeting in Jamaica Queens, where problems and quality of life are so out of control (or any other community of color or lower economic area) due to neglect by this Mayor, the Queens Borough President and the same old elected officials, some who have been in office for decades (Comrie, Meeks, Cook) and have done little to nothing to improve the area.

Over two weeks to fix a major water pipe leak on Hillside Avenue that had water streaming out and collecting huge pools in front of people’s houses, not to mention the leak was in front of a bus stop shelter that people could not be in due to all the water splashing from vehicles.

Cause from over a two week water main break on Hillside Avenue that the city took their damn good old time getting to.

The takeover of public streets and sidewalks by the tons of auto body shops that use this public property like it is their own with all their junked and unlicensed vehicles.

The major polluting (air, ground, noise ) of Royal Waste which is right in the downtown area, across from a public park and by thousands of homes/apartments.

Royal Waste Disaster at the 170th Street/Douglas location where 3 workers were killed by toxic chemicals in 2009

The 24/7 of illegal truck driving on residential streets, illegal overnight commercial parking of trucks and the dangerous issue of parking huge tractor trailer trucks inside LIRR overpass tunnels (ever hear of a little thing called “911”).

TOTALLY FUCKING ILLEGAL & DANGEROUS. Watch crossing the streets tourists. Such trucks come from Royal Waste Services.

Practice games for terrorist. The 170 LIRR Tunnel in Downtown Jamaica.

The major litter problem, the HUGE illegal garbage dumping going on, tons of homeless shelters being placed in the community that help destroy a quality of life that is already on shaky grounds, a major train station (Jamaica Center) that looks like a homeless encampment and try during morning rush hour to get in a clean car that has not been taking over by the wonderful homeless folks (that you have done very little for and think are all cute little kids) and all the countless other nonsense in this community that YOU refuse to address.

Is that Assembly Member Vivian Cook addressing her constituents.

BUT hey, stop in over priced/over-development, YET NICE LIC.

There should be a mandate for ALL elected officials from Mayor to Councilmembers. Twice a month, you should take a tour of a part of your community (especially the ones with unaddressed issues) and walk with your staff, taking photos and having a news crew follow you while you talk to local residents, talk about what you see and the STEPS (not studies) that you will take to address the issues and then a follow-up visit.

You all live in your fucking bubble far from the maddening crowd.

Sutphin Blvd between Jamaica Ave and 90th Ave

FUCKING GONE……………

Downtown Jamaica

MTA Q5, “THE LEAKER”

107-58 164th Street
Jamaica, NY

Royal Waste comprises the entire blue rectangle. As can be seen thousands of homes and a park are at risk.

Parked all last weekend from Friday thru Monday.

This was the deli that closed a few years ago for dealing drug, guess it is opened for business again. SLOBS.

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

And this shit needs to stop. 170th Street at Jamaica cannot handle trucks this size. This truck can barely make the turn as it heads to Royal Waste Dump

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From Queens Times Ledger:

DeBlasio holds town hall meeting in Long Island City

Mayor Bill de Blasio fields a question from a young constituent of Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s during a town hall meeting in Long Island City.

One week after an anti-gentrification rally and march took place in Sunnyside to protest over-development in western Queens, Mayor Bill de Blasio held a town hall meeting at a school in the same neighborhood.

 While the April 20 Queens March Against Gentrification railed against the mayor’s big-ticket items such as the Brooklyn-Queens Connector, the mega-development planned for Sunnyside Yards and the Long Island City Core rezoning, de Blasio fielded more questions about the hear-and-now instead of what might happen down the road.

For three hours, nearly 600 residents and business owners in western Queens fired questions on affordability, education, green space and transit at the mayor at the Queens Vocation & Technical High School during a forum hosted by City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside). Helen Ho, an external affairs director at LaGuardia Community College and a former member of the de Blasio administration got to go first.

“We need safe streets for the students and workers of Long Island City,” she said. “Our intersection at Van Dam Street, Thomson Avenue and Queens Boulevard is extremely dangerous for pedestrians and we need funding for the entire redesign of the intersecti­on.”

The mayor said he understood that there was a real problem around the campus and he knew it was an important topic.

“We’re going to take the plans we have and move them up and I’m pleased to tell you we will commit $17 million in city capital funds to create those safety measures on Thomson Avenue to protect the students of LaGuardia College and the surrounding community.”

The mayor pledged another $130 million to replace the Sanitation Department garage near the Ravenswood Houses, which has drawn complaints for years, in a different location that will be determined.

 “This has been an environmental injustice that the Ravenswood community has suffered for decades and decades,” Van Bramer said. One resident voiced concerns about the Sunnyside Yards proposal and the mayor reminded residents that project is years down the road.

“This is a sort of project you’re talking 10 or 20 years to ever come near achieving,” de Blasio said, emphasizing that he was aware of the “tremendous concern at a community level” about it.

When he was asked about service interruptions that plague the No. 7 subway line, he blamed the state-run MTA.

“We can’t make it with the transit options we have now,” de Blasio said, and that’s why the NYC Ferry is important. “There’s no traffic jams on the river,” he said, adding the BQX street car system was needed because the subway system is overburdened and he is working to make the connector happen.

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  1. Funny how the city hall tour of Queens, located in the safe space of the new LIC, was not publicized or even reported by the major newspapers. I wonder if it’s because Mayor Big Dick Blasio is despised and is considered a toxic well known fraud with the majority of people in the World’s Borough. I am going to guess when he goes to Brooklyn, it will be in Park Slope and not in contentious areas in Crown Heights and Sunset Park.

    This corrupt bag of dicks and shit has to be destroyed. He is taking advantage of a cynical political climate and an anemic opposition in both political parties.

    I like how he’s still promoting that REBNY desired BQX, despite the fact the money is not there and the infrastructure will get fucked up. And there may be no traffic jams in the river, but inclement and violent windy days can sure stop a boat in it’s tracks. And the possibility that a whale might hit it, going by the results of that dead beached mammal a few weeks ago.

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