The area over by Parsons Blvd and 89th Ave is getting awful as far as litter, garbage and quality of life (and Dallas BBQ is opening up right across the street in the former City Rib/Moda Grill). But it is no surprise, since 1) many residents are just plain fucking slobs and 2) the bigger problem is the number of homeless shelters right in that area which has many problematic people living in them including the YMCA on Parsons, which houses homeless folks. Every time I am in that area, there is ALWAYS some kind of nonsense, ALWAYS.
And Dallas BBQ is going to have outdoor sidewalk seating there. Let’s see how that goes. Wait till customers are being bothered by all the homeless, drug addicts and other assorted problematic folks in that area.
From a regular reader and area resident:
Nothing is sacred in Jamaica, not even the Presentation of The Blessed Virgin Mary Parish on Parsons Blvd. As I rode my bike this morning to work down 89th Ave, I was very disturbed by what I witnessed. The whole area was trashed! As I was taking photos the odor of urine and feces filled the air, along with a swarm of flies. As you can see by on of my photos the stand up citizens of Jamaica were using the side of the church as a toilet.