TALK ABOUT FUCKING DELUSIONAL: GJDC PRESIDENT HOPE KNIGHT SEES “MAJOR BENEFITS” FROM JAMAICA ACTION PLAN. LET ME SHOW YOU THE REAL GHETTO BENEFITS MS. KNIGHT AND IT AIN’T FUCKING PRETTY

de·lu·sion·al
dəˈlo͞oZH(ə)nəl/
adjective
adjective: delusional
  1. characterized by or holding idiosyncratic beliefs or impressions that are contradicted by reality or rational argument, typically as a symptom of mental disorder.
    “hospitalization for schizophrenia and delusional paranoia”
    • based on or having faulty judgment; mistaken.
      “their delusional belief in the project’s merits never wavers”

Downtown Jamaica is already seeing major benefits from ‘Action Plan,’ with many more to come

Rendering courtesy of GJDC
The Jamaica Now Action Plan will bring a bevy of new residential buildings, businesses and more to downtown Jamaica.

The Jamaica Now Action Plan is already starting to change the landscape of downtown Jamaica and promises to bring even more benefits to the community before it is complete.

The 21-step plan, which was introduced in April 2015, aims to revitalize the downtown area of Jamaica through a bevy of development projects — both commercial and residential — and with an added boost to the community’s already diverse arts and cultural scene, transportation sector, and many more aspects, making Jamaica a true hub of the borough.

 City officials, including Mayor Bill de Blasio and Borough President Melinda Katz, worked closely with community leaders and organizations such as the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC) with the hope of create 3,000 new housing units, 500,000 square feet of retail space, and 800 hotel rooms to the neighborhood in the $153 million five-year plan.

“I think that the Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was brilliant in creating this platform to support the changes already happening in Jamaica,” said Hope Knight, president and CEO of GJDC. “It is a systematic way to measure the progress of many actions in a coordinated way.”

The revitalization of the area really began back in 2003 with the creation of the $1.9 billion JFK AirTrain, and the rezoning of 368 blocks in the the downtown area in 2007 that led to the creation of increased development in the area.

The Jamaica Now Action Plan looks to expand on these improvements through a trifecta of goals to increase quality jobs and small business support, promote commercial growth and economic development, and to improve the livability of both residents and visitors to the area.

“The plan will make Downtown Jamaica a more vibrant community on a number of dimensions,” Knight explained. “It will create more residential facilities, elevate the arts and cultural institutions, provide more commercial activities to happen, and training for both youths and adult. All of the elements that help create a more economically vibrant community.”

In the way of residential facilities, the city is already in the process of getting rid of an underutilized NYPD parking garage at the corner of 168th Street and 93rd Avenue in order to erect a new 450,000-square-foot mixed-use building that will feature more than 350 affordable apartments, parking and retail space.

Earlier this month the Queens Borough Board voted to approve the sale of the parking garage. Construction is planned to begin on the new facility this winter, and is expected to be complete in approximately three years.

The Jamaica Now Action Plan will also help connect homeowners, tenants and property owners to educational programs to create neighborhood stability, expand opportunities for affordable homeownership, create small, affordable, multifamily rental buildings, and other benefits and programs to spur community development.

In all, Knight expects to see the creation of nearly 2,000 new residential units spring up across downtown Jamaica in the next few years.

An influx of new residents means increased opportunities for new businesses to come to the area, and for existing businesses to grow further.

The Action Plan looks to implement street improvements along Jamaica Avenue, unify and bolster the downtown Business Improvement Districts (BID), and fund redesigns for storefronts of businesses along Sutphin Boulevard, and release a Business Guide for Hillside Avenue and other important commercial corridors.

Owners of vacant or derelict lots within Jamaica’s downtown core will also be urged to activate those sites for potential residential or retail businesses.

The creation of hotels are a major part of the revitalization of downtown Jamaica, with its proximity to the borough’s airports and its own major transportation hub which is served by more than 50 city and regional bus lines, four subway lines, and 10 Long Island Rail Road lines.

“[Business owners] can look forward to a larger and more diverse clientele since more people will be living downtown,” Knight said. “And with the hotel rooms coming online, there will be more visitors inclined to shop downtown while staying at those hotels.”

Many other improvements besides buildings and businesses will be coming to downtown Jamaica that will improve the livability of residents and visitors alike.

The city is preparing to implement a new Select Bus Service (SBS) route from Jamaica to Flushing to better move commuters. The area will soon be getting WalkNYC directional maps, and some of the neighborhood is already connected to the LinkNYC network, which replaces old payphones with touchscreen kiosks that provide free public Wi-Fi, phone calls, directions and charging stations for mobile devices.

More changes are coming for downtown Jamaica each day and the future is bright for residents, visitors, business owners, developers and entrepreneurs.

“I am very excited about the plan and believe that significant progress has been made,” Knight added. “I am looking forward to all these projects coming to fruition to create a more vibrant and economically healthy community.”

As an added boon to downtown Jamaica, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday, July 12, the seven winning projects in the state’s $100 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), which aims to further transform Jamaica into a vibrant economic and cultural hub for the city.

Because of the funds from the DRI, Jamaica will receive the following improvements:

  • A 10,000-square-foot co-working space run by GJDC;
  • high-speed broadband internet access;
  • improvements to the Downtown Jamaica Gateway;
  • funding for improved dining options in downtown Jamaica;
  • a public space around the Archer Archways at 159th Street;
  • funds for an expanded entrepreneurship training program; and
  • funding for improvements in the Career and Technical Education programs at Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School.

“This critical investment in Jamaica’s downtown will help it grow into a major economic hub that boosts small businesses, expands economic opportunity for residents, and draws new residents and visitors to the community,” Cuomo said in a statement.

Up and Coming Jamaica, a community in crisis.

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REALLY MS. KNIGHT, BECAUSE THE FACTS BELOW SPEAK OTHERWISE.
 
WHAT MAJOR BENEFITS: Homeless encampments, garbage strewn parks like Rufus King (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/horrible-conditions-at-rufus-king-park-so-where-is-gjdc-president-hope-knight-jamaica-bid-executive-director-rhonda-binda-on-this-issue-because-we-know-we-will-not-hear-from-our-lousy-local-e/) and Major Mark, each with their homeless encampments and drug addicts, mound of garbage everywhere, pimping out of underage girls in Greater Allen Senior Residence (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/11-days-the-flakes-and-greater-allen-church-have-made-no-comment-about-underage-girl-being-pimped-out-of-greater-allen-cathedral-senior-residence-for-four-months-plus-some-new-info-arises/), rapes are up with the most disturbing story of the gang rape of a mother of two that made the front cover of The Daily  News this morning (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/like-one-needs-another-fucking-reason-to-hate-ghetto-jamaica-mother-of-two-viciously-beaten-robbed-at-gun-point-and-raped-by-five-hood-rats/), dozens of homeless shelters all over, drug clinics with out of control clients, thug auto body shops making a mess of public sidewalks and streets, not too mention the assaults, robberies, shootings and killings, like the recent triple shooting at July 4th house party in Jamaica, that killed two people (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/hiatus-is-over-for-the-time-being-now-back-to-the-bullshit-that-jamaica-and-this-city-has-to-offer-police-killing-holiday-shootings-killings-asshole-ruben-wills-and-other-nonsense/).
 
Exactly how delusional are you folks, huh, Ms. Knight and what planet on you all living on:
 
“I think that the Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was brilliant in creating this platform to support the changes already happening in Jamaica,” said Hope Knight, president and CEO of GJDC. “It is a systematic way to measure the progress of many actions in a coordinated way.”
AND is that the Jamaica Action Plan which has Rev. Floyd Flake on it, the Rev. Floyd Flake whose Greater Allen Senior Residence on Merrick Blvd, was the sight of a 15 year old girl who was kidnapped and pimped out for FOUR MONTHS in this place, while NO ONE has made a comment on this.
SURE, keep on believing in unicorns, the rest of know THE REAL DEAL OF JAMAICA, not the bullshit being shoved at us.

Up and Coming Jamaica, a community in crisis.

ILLEGAL Sidewalk Party almost every weekend on 90 Ave by 169th St

Homeless Drug Addicts in love.

Joseph Gilbert was arrested for allegedly kidnapping and forcing a 15-year-old girl into prostitution from inside the Allen Cathedral Senior Residence in Queens. (Google Maps Street View). This is Rev. Floyd “Big Daddy” Flakes place.

Over a million dollars and you would think this is some little kid playing the slums of Calcutta.

BAD Wills

Sutphin Blvd between Jamaica Ave and 90th Ave

FUCKING GONE……………

The running of the bulls in downtown Jamaica

The James Fobb Estate

The future of Jamaica

168 pl at 90 ave in downtown Jamaica

Elderly man’s legs are crushed by dangerous tractor trailer truck in downtown Jamaica, Friday (7.8.6) due to chronic neglect by elected officials and city agencies.

I mean only fucking ghetto savages live like this and black communities wonder why no one respects those communities. I mean come, on look how some folks live.

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  1. About 3-4 years ago, NYC did some ‘exhaustive’ study to determine which areas of the city showed the most ‘promise’ as being successfully rezoned and redeveloped into loft-type live/work housing – with studio space – for artists.
    The location picked for Queens was South Jamaica. Reasons given: large area of (currently) non-residential warehouse/industrial space – of varying occupancy – and (relatively) cheap rent.
    The area where this woman was viciously brutalized fell into this envisioned future ‘artists incubator zone’.
    As a matter of fact, because of its close proximity to the luxurious heartbeat of Jamaica Ave, it would be in a ‘prime’ area of this zone – just blocks away.
    I can’t imagine how or why anyone would ever consider opening a ‘church’ in such a literal ‘no-man’s land’: you can walk the streets there and not see another human being, except in workyards/garages behind fences, and then only during the week during the day.
    A woman would have to be out of her mind to walk alone through this area – whether day or night.
    Whatever ‘artists’ incubator’ any of these people dreamed-up, it’s a long damn way off.
    The best blogger of ‘Lost NYC’ did a piece on Beaver Rd and its history, over 10 years ago: if you scroll down through the pics, you will see this ‘Restoration, Power & Faith Church’ where the atrocity took place.
    Also note from the distance to the huge, landmark Social Security building on the north side of the LIRR tracks, how close you are to ‘vibrant, desireable’ downtown Jamaica:
    http://forgotten-ny.com/2014/07/beaver-road-jamaica/
    In DeBlasio’s and Comrie’s version of SE Queens, this is just part of the ‘vibrant and diverse’ pastiche of the neighborhood – and you would be a racist to call it for what it is – vicious savagery.

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  2. I agree 100%: she might have exhibited poor judgement, but the animals who committed this atrocity will be the ones paying with their lives for their crime – she might also have been some recently-arrived immigrant and not fully understood the dangers of that particular area.
    I am still searching for this ‘artists’ live/work zone’ study that highlighted this exact location of Jamaica as ripe for ‘redevelopment’: given the reality of life here, you might as well be reading Allison in Wonderland.

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  3. Jamaica, and practically all of Queens east of LIC needs more funding, but Jamaica needs more than a paltry 150 million dollars to achieve what these elected officials and technocrats want if they envision the area to be some tourist and business attracting metropolis destination.

    What’s really nauseous is our elected officials sound like real estate salespeople with more passion than they would ever deign to show for the true constituents of this neighborhood, who apparently are not vibrant enough to get the services they pay for but have to rely on ugly massive towers to get it.

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