Government at its worst. Considering that SE Queens has been a crime ridden, filthy, poor quality of life shit hole for decades, this should have been a no brainer. BUT really, sure you don’t want to do some studies first, instead of rushing into this, I mean 40 years, make sure this is thought out.
AND is it shit like this that puts many quality of life issues on the bottom of the list in areas like Jamaica and SE Queens. Since these areas are known for major crimes, like shootings, stabbings, killings, robberies, rape, assaults, etc, quality of life issues go unchecked and hence why the area has so many issues like illegal truck driving on residential streets, illegal parking on sidewalks by thug auto body shops, illegal sidewalk parties, major noise issues like blasting music late at night and all the other nonsense that goes down in ghetto communities. In Forest Hills, someone complains about loud music blasting at 11pm (which you know in that civilized area, folks are not doing that), the response from NYPD would be almost immediate because they are not running around all over the place chasing down hood rats involved in shootings, stabbings, killings, rapes and other ghetto nonsense that hood rats are always doing.
I LOVE this line by our idiot mayor:
“Thanks to the tireless efforts of the NYPD, New York City is the safest big city in America,” de Blasio said. “Every New York City neighborhood deserves the same quality of service and safety we’ve come to expect from the NYPD.
BUT, every neighborhood DOES NOT have the same quality of service and safety, what the FUCK are you talking about asshole. AND what about all the other agencies, like DOB, DOS, etc.
From Queens Courier:
Southeast Queens will finally get its own precinct after 40 years of unfulfilled promises
After 40 years of asking for a new precinct to cut down response times and promptly address quality-of-life issues, southeast Queens will welcome the 116th Precinct.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill announced on Monday in Queens that the 116th Precinct, which will cover Rosedale, Springfield Gardens and Laurelton, will operate out of the 105th Precinct’s satellite building at 242-40 North Conduit Ave. in Rosedale.
A decade ago, the NYPD opened a satellite office on North Conduit Avenue and in March 2016 added 18 officers, two sergeants and made the office a 24-hour operation to help the 105th Precinct with its caseloads. One month later, the mayor and former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced that $70 million would be allocated for a new 116th Precinct.
Bess DeBetham, a Laurelton resident for 46 years and member of the Federated Blocks of Laurelton, outlined the community’s long struggle to convince elected officials to dedicate resources to a new precinct. DeBetham was told in the ’70s by former Mayor Ed Koch that a satellite office would be built.
“We were promised a satellite station and the response from each administration has always been the same — no money in the budget,” she said.
In 2007, Congressman Gregory Meeks started the 116th Precinct Task Force to spearhead the addition of a satellite office and DeBetham thanked Councilman Donovan Richards for making the precinct a priority when he was elected in 2014.
“For decades we fought for an additional precinct and it’s been a hard fight,” she said. “There have been many moments of disappointment, frustration and anger along the way but we never gave up because we knew how important it was. It was a struggle but it was worth it.”
Though the precinct’s borders have not been determined, the NYPD will conduct an analysis to look at geography, population, 911 and 311 calls, crime and quality-of-life issues to make its final decision. The 116th Precinct will take over more than half of the 105th Precinct’s territory. O’Neill said the new precinct is “a few years away” from being fully operational.
“Thanks to the tireless efforts of the NYPD, New York City is the safest big city in America,” de Blasio said. “Every New York City neighborhood deserves the same quality of service and safety we’ve come to expect from the NYPD. That is why we are making unprecedented investments in establishing high-quality precincts. The future 116th Precinct will help reduce current response times in southeast Queens and expand coverage throughout the community.”