The photos below are on 87 Rd between 147 St & 148 St in Jamaica Hills, where every bit of grass seems to be cemented over to create illegal parking spaces, but this can be seen all over Jamaica and SE Queens and neither community boards, elected officials or the crap shit Department of Buildings address this at all. Besides the ghetto eyesores these make, since rainwater can no longer soak into soil, all this water runs off into the street flooding into an already taxed sewer systems. Plus many of these “illegal parking” spaces involve illegal curb cuts. Also the fact that many of these houses have garages and driveways, this is unnecessary, but then if you are putting several families in a house or doing illegal conversions, this is what happens. BUT someone like Queens Borough President Melinda Katz would not understand this, since this for the most part does not take place in Forest Hills and it certainly does not take place on her block or any of our elected officials. OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND.
So while Senator Leroy Comrie does a press conference with some other elected officials on some “hate grafitti” that is on an vacant Holliswood Hospital and inside it, where most people cannot even see it (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/hey-comrie-you-find-time-to-speak-out-about-hate-graffiti-in-holliswood-how-about-the-15-year-black-girl-who-was-pimped-out-for-four-months-at-rev-flakes-greater-allen-cathedral-senior-residence/), the REAL quality of life issues affecting this community are being totally ignored by them. But then you can get votes by appearing in front of a “hate graffiti” building more than calling out people, mostly of Indian decent, on this bullshit that degrades communities. The isolated case of this graffiti, can easily be painted over, but this who cementing of everything, illegal curb cuts and illegal parking spaces, causes big problems for communities besides looking like crap, it causes flooding.
REPORT THIS BULLSHIT of illegal parking pads/driveways:
REPORT ILLEGAL CURB CUTS:
Of course DOB has proven over and over how useless they are on this issue. Back in 2013 when I reported to DOB 13 properties on 89 & 88 Avenues between 169 and 171 St on this same issue and all the illegal curb cuts, which I found out on the DOB site that back in 2005, when these illegal spots and illegal curb cuts were first happening, nothing was done back then and of course nothing was done when I reported it either
SO KATZ, you allow this in your community where you live? How about you Lancman?
From a reader of CleanUpJamaicaQueens & SE Queens Resident:
87th rd between 147 and 148th. Nearly every yard on this block has torn out and created illegal parking. What kills me is when they put buckets full of plants out. Geez, if you wanted to grow plants, why not keep the freaking lawn? Of course, quality of life laws are not getting enforced, so they can get away with doing this ghetto nonsense.