SO MADAME ASSHOLE KATZ IF “IT’S GOOD FOR FAMILIES IT’S GOOD FOR QUEENS” WHY DON’T YOU PUT HOMELESS DROP IN CENTER IN YOUR HOOD OF FOREST HILLS

The future of Jamaica

The future of Jamaica

As usual not a peep out of questionable Queens Borough President Melinda Katz with this homeless drop-in center being placed in Ozone Park, which DOES NOT HAVE A HOMELESS ISSUE, but it will now when all the problematic bottom of the barrel folks made there way to Ozone Park for a nap, shower (I doubt that), get something to eat, etc. This is the equivalent of putting out milk for stray cats. Once they know where the milk is, they keep coming back and they bring their buddies. But the folks in Ozone Park would rather have cats (no pun intended) than problematic homeless folks, which will more than likely being very problematic single males.

So Katz, why didn’t  you have this put on your block, I mean “if it’s good for families, it’s good for Queens.” I guess as long as it is not in your own backyard, but someone elses like people of color and  immigrant communities.

So black people and immigrants, remember Melinda Katz when it comes time for election. She stood by silently, while they dumped more homeless shit in your community.

WAKE UP FOLKS, STOP PLAYING THE FOOL.katz

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From Queens  Chronicle:

Ozone Park anti-drop-in center crowd promises resistance

 

Ozone Park residents said Sunday they will not be deterred in their opposition to a homeless drop-in center on Atlantic Avenue, even as the lease for the building was finalized days before.

“We’re not giving up the fight,” resident Joe Maldonado said at a protest in front of the building.

The Department of Homeless Services and Breaking Ground last Thursday signed a lease agreement with the landlord of 100-32 Atlantic Ave., which previously housed Dallis Bros. Coffee, to turn the site into a drop-in center. The center will not be a permanent place of residence, but rather a place for homeless people on the street to go to take a shower or get something to eat. It will be operated by Breaking Ground.

Details of the lease or when the site will become operational were not immediately available.

A few dozen residents, along with Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven), stood outside the site Sunday to protest the move.

“You’re getting the worst of the worst over here,” said Maldonado, a Republican who unsuccessfully challenged Miller in November. “It’s unsafe.”

He and others cited the presence of public and private schools within a one-mile radius of the site, including the High School of Construction, Trades, Engineering and Architecture — which is less than 200 feet from the drop-in center.

“Why didn’t they think about that?” said concerned resident Wanda Torres. “I think it’s too close to homes and too close to the school.”

When the drop-in center was first proposed last summer, the community raised concerns over its proximity to the high school because any sex offender potentially staying there would be in violation of state law mandating they stay 1,000 feet from any educational facility.

DHS and Breaking Ground officials told residents late last year it would not serve sex offenders at the site – but that still remains an issue for some who believe the nonprofit will have trouble accurately identifying them.

Councilman Ruben Wills (D-South Jamaica) discussed the matter in a statement, issued in conjunction with Miller last Friday.

“The current deficiencies within the Department of Homeless Services and its providers have led to both unintentional and blatant violations of State statutes that govern the movement of certain sex offenders (i.e. Skyway); the same is likely to happen here,” the councilman said, referring to the South Ozone Park shelter. “I cannot in good faith endorse any such proposal under these circumstances, and have repeatedly urged DHS and Breaking Ground to reconsider.”

Looking for a way to stop the center, residents wondered if they could seek a court injunction against it. Miller said he would contact the law firm that fought a proposed homeless shelter in Glendale.

“Do you see them in there, in Glendale?” the assemblyman responded when asked by a resident if the firm was a good choice.

Stanley Shuckman, a realtor who owns the strip of stores across the street from the Atlantic Avenue site, volunteered to pay for the legal services.

Shuckman said he showed the DHS and Breaking Ground several sites he believes would have been more suitable for the center.

“I had a very specific criteria,” Shuckman said. “It would’ve solved all these problems.”

He did not specify which sites he showed told the two groups but last month officials from both the DHS and Breaking Ground Community Board 9 none of the suggestions he gave them would have been suitable.

But Shuckman believes that’s because the landlord of the Atlantic Avenue site, Fred Khalili, was able to give them an attractive deal.

“Why else would you hold onto a vacant property for months and not put it on the market?” the realtor said.

Miller, in his statement, said, “When Breaking Ground and Department of Homeless Services was given the opportunity to find viable alternative locations they appeased the community by looking at other sites and then claimed the original location was the best fit. They settled for this location because it was available and the landlord was looking to rent it.”

He also said the agencies were not being transparent with the community on the details of the plan.

“No matter how many times I asked for updated information, both organizations were not forthcoming,” the legislator said. “This is the process? Where is the community involvement?”

Community Board 9 Chairman Raj Rampershad said at last Tuesday’s board meeting he plans to meet with the DHS and Breaking Ground in the near future.

Officials from the nonprofit told CB 9 last month it plans to phase in the number of homeless people it serves at the site, starting with 10 per day. That number will remain steady until next year, when it will go up to 50 and ultimately 125.

 

THE ISSUE IS NOT SO-CALLED “FAKE NEWS” FROM RELIABLE MEDIA AS ASSHOLE TRUMP STATES, THE ISSUE IS THE BULLSHIT THAT PEOPLE LIKE TRUMP & DEBLASIO THAT IS SPILLING OUT OF THEIR MOUTHS

bullshitWe do not have a “fake news” issue that dictator wanna be Trump keeps saying to discredit the media and make Trump Media his only state run media to give him free rein to discredit truth & science and oppose all opposition against him (certainly sounds like a dictatorship in the making) while the Republicans do whatever the hell they want to hurt this country and it’s people while making the 1% the rulers of the world. NO, the major issue is the BULLSHIT spilling out of politicians mouths like Trump and our own Mayor deBlasio and trying to be passed off as real while as usual not focusing on the REAL issues at hand, corrupt politicians who want free rein to do whatever the hell they want and  be damn to the people, up know, the folks tat these clowns work for.

So called “fake news” was an invention of Trump and his cronies so that they can say whatever lies and bullshit they want without any type of checks and balances that the a FREE PRESS provides or in plain terms for you so-called “American patriots” that voted for this dangerous clown Trump, a little something called the 1st amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Politicians like Trump and deBlasio NEED to be called out on their bullshit and their lies.trump-dump

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From Observer:

Bill de Blasio’s ‘New’ Jobs Plan Isn’t So New After All

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a press conference where he unveiled a new, $500 million life sciences initiative.

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a press conference where he unveiled a new, $500 million life sciences initiative. Madina Toure/Observer

Nearly everyone noticed the lack of detail in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City proposal to create 100,000 “good-paying jobs”—and it appears that’s because it’s simply an extension of what the city’s mayoral-controlled Economic Development Corporation has done for the past 15 years.

The jobs proposal was the centerpiece of the State of the City address de Blasio delivered at the Apollo Theater in Harlem last Monday night. De Blasio vowed his policies would produce 100,000 positions over 10 years in a variety of sectors throughout the city, with salaries ranging anywhere from $50,000 to $75,000 a year or more.

The mayor promised work in film and TV, technology, life sciences and “advanced manufacturing,” though declined to offer much in the way of an explanation of how the city would generate these jobs.

 “This new addition, this new focus on creating more and more good-paying jobs, this will be the new frontline in keeping New York City affordable,” he said.

For the mayor’s emphasis on what a “new” and ambitious undertaking this is, a 2016 report from the New York City Industrial Development Agency, a public benefit corporation that the EDC runs, credited its combination of tax incentives and bond financing with the creation and preservation of approximately 146,000 jobs since 2002. That would average roughly 10,428 jobs a year.

This would suggest that the mayor’s plan for 100,000 jobs between Fiscal Year 2018 and Fiscal Year 2028 is merely a projection of a pattern of growth the IDA and EDC established over the past decade and a half.

An EDC spokesman confessed that the mayor’s jobs proposal will rely heavily on the same toolkit of subsidies and tax relief that the IDA has utilized for years. The key difference, the entity insisted, will be that de Blasio’s program will emphasize higher salaries at each position.

“Mayor de Blasio is applying traditional job generating tools and focusing them specifically on quality jobs that pay middle-income wages or provide a career pathway to the middle class,” Anthony Hogrebe, senior vice president for public affairs at the EDC, said in an emailed statement. “The job numbers and previous investments cited in the IDA report don’t reflect those same targeted job-quality goals.”‎

The mayor pledged in his speech to wring 10,000 new jobs from the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and to create an additional 1,500 jobs in the borough by transforming a city-owned property in Sunset Park into a “Made in New York campus” for fashion manufacturing. EDC President James Patchett appeared to admit at a press conference last week that a certain percentage of the companies and and positions at the latter location will have migrated from Manhattan’s shrinking Garment District.

The mayor’s office claimed in a fact sheet released before the State of the City address that the mayor’s longstanding plan to retrofit buildings across the city for improved energy efficiency would yield 30,000 jobs. Yet the mayor asserted at the press conference on Tuesday that the initiative would create a tenth that much work.

TIME TO THROW CROOKED ASSHOLE RUBEN WILLS OUT OF OFFICE – ENTER COMMUNITY ACTIVIST RICHARD DAVIS

There are many major problems in the Jamaica and SE Queens area, which most of you are aware of and much starts with many of the residents who show complete and utter disrespect and no pride for their community they live in, they would rather just trash the hell out of it. BUT an even bigger problem, especially due to this, is the complete lack of upstanding hard working public servants, you know, our elected officials. Many have just been so entrenched in the system for years and decades while doing very little and not serving the people & community and not standing up for what is right, people like Senator Leroy Comrie, Assemembly Member Vivian Cook and Congressman Gregory Meeks. Others are plain corrupt assholes how never really cared about the community and instead cared about their bank accounts, people like former Assembly Member William Scarborough (in jail), Senator Malcolm Smith (in jail), former Senator Shirley Huntley (out of jail) and of course the big asshole,  that low-class ghetto trash, crooked Councilman  Ruben Wills, who has not just done nothing, but caused more problems while in office. His ass hopefully will be going to jail soon.

Enter community activist Richard David, who recently announced his bid for city council member in the 28th district. At least David is aware of the the problems in the area and how the area has not been properly served by elected officials.

Of course newbies running are always on best behavior, but throwing out the status quo, who have done NOTHING for the community and the constituents, like Wills, is the first step, even though one does not know how a new person will be. BUT why put back in those who continue to do nothing for the area. At least take a chance on someone new and if that person does not live up to expectations and become a proper public  servant, you toss them out down the road. I mean would you pull a carton of bad milk out of your refrigerator, smell it and put it back in, hoping it will be better tomorrow, hell no, you toss it out and buy a fresh one.

BUT stop voting stupid and the status quo who have not helped make the area better. Also the demographics are changing in the area and the elected leaders (mostly all black) no longer represent those changes, which would not be a problem if they were doing a bang up job, but they are not, they continue to keep Jamaica and SE Queens down in the ghetto gutter.

Talk about a need to drain the swamp, the ghetto Greater Jamaica area swamp.

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From Queens Press:

Richard David Announces Bid For 28th District

BY TRONE DOWD

Community activist and Southeast Queens native Richard David announced Tuesday that he will be running for the City Council’s 28th District.

David, who resides in South Ozone Park, made the announcement via Facebook. In the 98-second video, he details some of the hopes and aspirations that he’d like to fulfill in the district if elected this September.

Community Activist and Community Board 9 member Richard David announced via Facebook that he will be running for City Council this election season. Photo courtesy of YouTube

Community Activist and Community Board 9 member Richard David announced via Facebook that he will be running for City Council this election season. Photo courtesy of YouTube

“For far too long, Richmond Hill, Rochdale Village, South Ozone Park and South Jamaica have been divided and left behind,” David said. “We know what the problems are here. Our schools are failing our young people. Shelters are opening up left and right. And homeowners are being taxed more and we’re not getting more in return. The truth is [that] no one seems to stand up for the residents of District 28. Together, you and I can win this election.”

According to David, the district seemingly gets divided by neighborhoods east and west of the Van Wyck Expressway.  He said that he wants to “bridge the two sides” of the district in order to address these issues head-on.

“We can stand united for our seniors, for our children and for a better quality of life,” Richard said.

David currently serves a member of Community Board 9. He has also more than 10 years of experience serving other city agencies. He has served as executive director for the city Department of Community Affairs, vice president of the city Economic Development Corporation and executive director of the Indo-Caribbean Alliance Inc.

“As an activist in our community, I know what it’s like to fight hard for  everything that I have,” he said. “To struggle and to overcome. I love District 28, and I’m ready to work hard to get us real results.”

Currently, City Council District 28 is led by Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica). However, Wills has been accused of funneling taxpayer money into a non-profit organization that he controlled and using that money to purchase luxury items. Two weeks ago, the PRESS of Southeast Queens reported that the trial determining Wills’ fate was delayed due to a “conflict of interest” involving his attorney. According to the State Attorney General’s office, there have been no developments in the case since then. If convicted, Wills faces up to seven years in prison.
The Democratic primaries are set for Sept. 12.

A MESSAGE FROM QUEENS BOROUGH PRESIDENT MELINDA KATZ: HER OPINION & MY REALITY IN PHOTOS

Found this political bullshit from the wonderful sell-out Queens Borough President Katz, no different from any of her other destructive sell out predecessors.

WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP, BULLSHIT and UNREALITY.

The only reality below are the documentation of photos. Where is HER DOCUMENTATION of the Bullshit lies?

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From City & State New York:

Opinion: Good for Families, Good for Queens

By Melinda Katz | May 05, 2015 |

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Melinda Katz is the Queens borough president.

You’ve probably noticed that the spotlight on Queens has been shining brighter these days.

The James Fobb Estate

The James Fobb Estate

MSN Money, Condé Nast Traveler, TimeOut New York and Streeteasy.com—they all agree that Queens is hot and on the move! In fact, Lonely Planet recently designated Queens the top destination for travelers to the United States. Let me be clear—they didn’t name New York City. They specifically crowned Queens.

Seagull River in SE Queens

Seagull River in SE Queens

And why wouldn’t they? Our neighborhoods are home to families that hail from over 120 countries and speak over 135 languages. And it’s the voices of these families that have been the focus of my first year, making sure their insights and needs are a part of government’s decision-making process.homelessonthetrain-2

Because of them, our litmus at Borough Hall is simply this: If it’s good for families, it’s good for Queens.image1

Queens offers a dynamic and attractive landscape for investment and job creation, which means better opportunities for families and visitors to live, work and play.garbage-1-23-17-003

It’s an exciting time for Queens. Great neighborhoods, shopping, professional sports, booming new businesses and nightlife, arts and an incomparable array of cuisines from all over the world. Queens is a unique borough, unlike any other, and we are proud of what we have to offer.sop-illegal-parking2

We don’t have to claim to be the center of the universe, but we are without a doubt the intersection of the world.illegal-parking1-16-17-007

We’ve made tourism a high priority of my administration because it is one of the strongest tools for growth. Together, we’re not only creating jobs, we’re building neighborhoods. And we’re doing that in a number of ways, especially since some of the city’s hottest projects are being built in Queens.garbage-1-2-17-002

The potential is incredible—we have untapped prime real estate in Maspeth and in the Rockaways. Thriving transit and business hubs in downtown Jamaica and Long Island City. Skilled workforces across trades and from all over the globe. Diversified economic engines in Flushing and Jackson Heights. And forward-thinking public-private partnerships that produce projects like Astoria Cove.south-ozone-park-car

In Long Island City of western Queens, we’re building the city’s leading tech ecosystem, encouraging access, innovation and entrepreneurship. Over 50 startups like Krate, Digital Natives and Shapeways 3D Printing have already hatched in Queens. And that’s just the beginning. By leveraging western Queens’ ample space for growth, its projected development, and its proximity to the Cornell NYC Tech campus, we will steer our borough into the competitive lane of the digital age.hillside-garbage12-4-16-011

In downtown Jamaica, we recently unveiled the Jamaica Now Action Plan, an aggressive and holistic 21-point plan to stimulate smart growth and improve livability in Jamaica, Queens. Everyone has long recognized Jamaica’s inherent potential for smart growth. It is one of the remaining prime commercial hubs that offer housing, amenities and transportation. Jamaica really has some of the most strategically positioned—while affordably priced—real estate left in the city.trucks11-24-16-003

So we shored up that will and now we finally have a way. The plan is a focused commitment backed up by real resources, and reflects the city’s strong commitment to revitalize Jamaica’s downtown core and make it even more attractive to investors, even more livable for existing residents and businesses.fobb-garbage-nov16

To augment the plan, we announced an additional agreement with Mayor Bill de Blasio on including the downtown Jamaica corridor into phase 1 of the LinkNYC rollout, making capital improvements at the southern lawn of Rufus King Park, enhancing Brinkerhoff Mall for more public and programmatic use, and committing resources for marketing and branding to enhance tourism, especially to our treasured cultural institutions.

Huge pile of cement has been like this for over five years.

Huge pile of cement has been like this for over five years.

All this and much more is on the near horizon.Dynamic Collision4

Government recognizes, however, that the quality of our infrastructure can either keep us competitive or stifle our growth. Significant investment at our airports is a critical priority for our city that affects all industries.Teddy and Trash7.17.16 023

Take, for example, John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, New York City’s gateways to the world. About 48,000 people are employed at both airports combined. To the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region, their economic activity contributes $53 billion every year by generating about 372,000 total jobs and $19 billion in annual wages and salaries.Sutphin Garbage

Yet the investments in these gateways have fallen short. The Port Authority’s total capital investments in JFK to date has been a paltry $7 billion; in LaGuardia, $1.4 billion. These investments simply have not kept up with growth.

LIRR under Van Wyck

LIRR under Van Wyck

World-class airports are necessary to keep our great city globally competitive, and I applaud the governor and the Port Authority for investing additional billions of capital to redevelop LaGuardia’s central terminal and airport infrastructure.

As we move forward, the opportunity guised as a challenge for government is to keep Queens competitive as the most attractive option for families to not just move to, but more importantly to stay in.garbage and trucks7.1.16 013

And so we stand united and committed in our determination to keep this a borough of families, for families. Because we know that if it’s good for families, it’s good for Queens.garbage and trucks7.1.16 008

 

Melinda Katz is the Queens Borough President.

Vacant "condo" where Con Ed has put up a sign that "electricity of off due to lack of payment. Can you say ghetto B&B.

Vacant “condo” where Con Ed has put up a sign that “electricity of off due to lack of payment. Can you say ghetto B&B.

Parked all last weekend from Friday thru Monday.

Parked all last weekend from Friday thru Monday.

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SOUTH OZONE PARK 106TH PRECINCT FINDS NO ISSUE WITH DANGEROUS OVERNIGHT COMMERCIAL TRACTOR TRAILER PARKING WHICH BLOCKS DRIVER’S VIEWS

image3-1image4-2image1After several 311 complaints were filed in South Ozone Park about the weekend overnight ILLEGAL commercial truck parking (125-20 South Conduit Ave) that actually posed a big safety issue to drivers, this was the various responses from the 106th precinct who obviously do not want to do their job or ENFORCE the laws. And this is not the first time with overnight illegal commercial truck parking in that area that the 106th seems to be ignoring with their bullshit 311 response.

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From the reader who actually sent me this information:

Thank you for posting the pictures on your page and here is the response I got back from 311:

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I did in the same area after I got the first complaint back no evidence of a violation so this time i purposely waited till after 9pm, so I put commercial overnight parking is prohibited on city streets from 9pm to 5am and officer Clarke waited till 5:00 on the dot Sunday morning to respond to the complaint, done it purposely:

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So much for the old adage: “If you see something suspicious report it to a NYPD police officer”. I guess make sure that police officer is not with the 106th precinct in South Ozone Park.

LOTS OF SEX TRAFFICKING GOING ON IN SOUTH OZONE PARK & THE DIRTY SE QUEENS: IS THIS WHAT QUEENS BP MEAN “IF IT’S GOOD FOR FAMILIES IT’S GOOD FOR QUEENS

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz from City and State New York: (http://cityandstateny.com/articles/politics/new-york-city/good-for-families,-good-for-queens.html#.WKBdBvLAlF4):

melindakatz2-3a208991“Our neighborhoods are home to families that hail from over 120 countries and speak over 135 languages. And it’s the voices of these families that have been the focus of my first year, making sure their insights and needs are a part of government’s decision-making process. Because of them, our litmus at Borough Hall is simply this: If it’s good for families, it’s good for Queens.”

That phrase really does not even make any kind of sense by the way.

AND home to much sex trafficking (of course NOT being addressed and thanks in part to the many fine upstanding residents of Queens and especially the dirty SE Queens, many who come from over 120 countries). Funny, I always hear from these asshole elected officials about how great Queens is, but you never hear them talk about the many problems that plaque this borough and especially in the SE Queens area.  I am sure there are statistics with the sex trafficking before Queens became the Third World Borough and after. Would be interested to see in regard to crime rates and the sex trafficking.

So is this what you are talking about Katz (Just because you and your cronies ignore all these issues and quality of life problems, does not mean they do not exist):katz

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From Queens Times Ledger:

South Ozone Park man charged with trafficking teen girl

“The defendant took advantage of a young girl shortly after she turned 16 to enslave and force her to work as a prostitute and turn all of her earnings over to him beginning when she was 16 and with physically abusing her and threatening her with death when she pleaded to be allowed to stop living as a prostitute,” said DA Richard Brown.

“Some would say prostitution is a victimless crime,” Brown said. “It is not.”

Brown identified the defendant as Shawn Hawkins, 23, of 122nd Street in South Ozone Park. Hawkins was arraigned before Queens Criminal Court Judge Bruna Dibiase on a criminal complaint charging him with sex trafficking, promoting prostitution and endangering the welfare of a child.

Hawkins faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

He was held on $500,000 bond, $250,000 cash bail and ordered to return to court March 21, Brown said.

According to the charges, Hawkins took the girl – now 18 – to a Jamaica hotel around her 16th birthday and had sexual intercourse with her, then asked her to work for him as a prostitute.

He is alleged to have posted signs advertising the girl and illustrated with her photo, the complaint said.

Hawkins demanded that the girl address him as “Daddy.”

According to the charges, when Hawkins ordered the victim to work as a prostitute on Jan 14, 2017 she refused and Hawkins punched her in the face and threw her to the floor, spraining her ankle. While then girl lay on the floor, Hawkins is alleged to have repeatedly punched her face, bruising her left eye.

On occasions when the girl was too tired to work, Hawkins made her take cocaine or Xanax to keep calm and at work.

 

OLD JAMAICA FARTS BLOWING IN THE WIND

Big Daddy from “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”:

What’s that smell in this room? Didn’t you notice it, Brick? Didn’t you notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room?… There ain’t nothin’ more powerful than the odor of mendacity… You can smell it. It smells like death.

State Sen. Leroy Comrie (standing), Manny Caughman and Archie Spigner attend the Queens Jewish Community Council breakfast on Feb. 4, where the group’s newly elected officers were sworn in. Photo by Bruce Adler

State Sen. Leroy Comrie (standing), Manny Caughman and Archie Spigner attend the Queens Jewish Community Council breakfast on Feb. 4, where the group’s newly elected officers were sworn in.
Photo by Bruce Adler