In the article below:

A spokeswoman for Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica, which caters to middle- and lower-income buyers, said the effect on the agency’s clients has been bad. “They’re being priced out of the market,” she said.

I have said this before as have others, many of the residents & asshole elected officials and community leaders like the religious sect, should have fucking takeN much better care of their community over the decades as opposed to trashing the fuck out of it and doing all other kind of nonsense that allowed property values to drop like a lead brick. Of course others and the real estate developers were going to swoop in, I mean what the fuck did you think was going to happen. Between the low-class slobs, the gang bangers, the hood rats, the fucked up leaders in this community who looked the other way and allowed bullshit to happen, you all have no one to blame but your fucking selves.

BUT I will tell you who will not be complaining, all the homeowners who for decades watched their property values drop because of the ghetto crew.

So, well,  EAT SHIT NOW and find another place to fucking destroy or better yet, learn to act like civilized people and show some damn pride in your community. I mean, hell, look at what the fucking slobs have done to the recently fixed up Rufus King Park, I mean already they are trashing it.

Homeowners who take care of their property and those who have respect for their community don’t give a shit if the bottom folks get tossed, they are the ones that fucked it up to begin with while crooked and do nothing black leaders sat back and watched.


From Queens Chronicle:

Queens sees strong ’17 housing market

Prices rising, homes selling quickly; interest rates still friendly for buyers

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:30 am | Updated: 1:09 pm, Thu Apr 20, 2017.

The Queens housing market made a very strong showing in the first quarter of 2017, according to one of the most pre-eminent residential real estate firms in the country.

Douglas Elliman Real Estate, based in Manhattan, said in its monthly report that median sales prices in the borough were up 21.3 percent over the first quarter of 2016.

The average sales price for a house was $558,259, up 17.4 percent from January through March a year ago.

“Brooklyn and Queens continue to show a very fast moving pace with rising sales and falling inventory,” the Elliman report states. “Price trends are setting new records — the median sales price reached a new high for the third consecutive quarter.”

Queens saw 3,395 house sales in the first quarter, an increase of 34.9 percent from 2016 and the highest total in nine years.

Listed inventory was down 4 percent over a year ago. The firm also says the Queens market is benefiting from a “Brooklyn spillover.” Sarah Burke, a managing director at Elliman, said the market is strong.

“Whether that is good or bad depends on if you are a buyer or seller,” she said.

Steven Pacchiano, a broker with Connexion 1 Real Estate in Howard Beach, and Tom LaVecchia, the owner and a broker with Howard Beach Realty in Ozone Park, concur with that assessment to varying degrees.

“It’s been very busy the last year-and-a half,” Pacchiano said. “If you’re looking to buy, prices are up. But interest rates also are pretty low right now. Interest rates are at about 3.3 percent and eventually they’ll go up to 4 and eventually 5 percent. So right now is a good market for sellers and buyers.” He and LaVecchia confirmed that inventory is down but both said deals are there to be had “if the price is right.”

“Right now, you might put a house on the market for a few days or maybe a month,” LaVecchia said. “In the past you could have a house listed for a year. Right now there are more buyers than sellers, so that drives prices up.

“Finding a mortgage right now won’t be a problem for most people,” he added. “Finding your dream home is, because of the lower inventory.”

A spokeswoman for Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica, which caters to middle- and lower-income buyers, said the effect on the agency’s clients has been bad.

“They’re being priced out of the market,” she said.

Burke said the Elliman report does not deal with rental properties, but that market forces would have their natural impact on that market.

“If you can’t buy right now, you are going to live somewhere,” she said.

LaVecchia, who has been in the business for 43 years, said realtors had listings in abundance as recently as the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

“But the market has stabilized,” he said. “Nothing in this business surprises me anymore. For every downturn, we have an upswing.”


Ten days and counting of flooding from water break on Hillside Avenue in front of a bus stop, running down 171st Street and pooling in front of homes on 88 Ave, despite numerous complains from residents and businesses and the situation is getting worse. I have called 911 twice, spoke with FDNY, contacted DEP, as has the owner of the deli at Hillside & 171st. Don’t think this would go on for two days if in front of Katz’s house in Forest Hills or Mayor DickBlasios’ place in Park Slope. New video of Hillside River coming soon.




In other Jamaica Buzz, $2 million dollars and up for upgrades in Rufus King Park, but why, our low-class “diverse and vibrant” population just trashes it.

There is a great line in the Kelsy Grammer Starz series “BOSS”, where they were planning on upgrading run down projects made awful from residents, drug dealers and gang bangers:

“So you want to upgrade the ghetto projects and put the same people back in them that caused the problems to begin with.”

Apply that to Jamaica. Some of you might not like the damn tone, but no denying the photos or the words behind all of this. You folks know the truth, just will only say it behind closed doors.


Royal Waste comprises the entire blue rectangle. As can be seen thousands of homes and a park are at risk.

Polluting solid waste company, Royal Waste, dumped into a residential area, a few blocks from Downtown, thanks to elected officials.

Royal Waste, a polluting business in our community that is not following proper protocol about using truck routes instead of residential streets and leaders NOT doing a damn thing about it.

TOTALLY FUCKING ILLEGAL & DANGEROUS. Watch crossing the streets tourists. Such trucks come from Royal Waste Services.

Royal Waste sits in back of these residents spewing poison, not too mention all the noise from trucks and equipment

These large waste trucks SHOULD NOT even be allowed in this area, since they can barely turn on this street, 170th, heading to the Royal Waste dump a few blocks away.

THE BIG LIE:  Mike Reali, vice president of Royal Waste Services,s aid the owners and staff at the dump are from the community and they bring high paying union jobs with benefits to Jamaica residents.“Royal Waste is tremendously invested in the well-being and vitality of the community we call home,” he said. “We operate a facility according to all regulations set forth by city, state and federal regulators. We pride ourselves on continuously raising and improving our safety and environmental standards.” Excerpt from Times Ledger article, March 2, 2017. Wonder how many waste dumps are in Mike Reali’s neighborhood.

So, where are the elected officials and community leaders standing up for what is right and fighting to toss Royal Waste to the curb. Recently Councilman I. Daneek Miller and a few members from Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral and Rev. Andrew Wilkes held a “pray/protest” at Royal Waste to bring some attention to this polluting, poisonous company whose trucks have terrorized residential streets by not following the law. BUT where are Congressman Gregory Meeks, Senator Comrie, Senator Avella, Senator James Sanders, Councilman Donovan Richards, Councilman Ruben Wills, Assembly Member Alicia Hydndman, Assembly Member Vivian Cook, Assembly Member Clyde Vanel, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz (she knew how to make an appearance at the Astoria Dump just the other day), Rev. Floyd Flake and his wife Elaine, all the members of Community Board 12, all of the various church leaders and other so-called community leaders like Archie Spigner,  Manny Caughman. Where were the folks from Greater Jamaica Development Corporation like President Hope Knight, how about the Jamaica BID. AND how about the wonderful Public Advocate, Letitia James, I mean this is a no brainer for her to show up for this. WHERE? You all should have been there in FULL FORCE supporting Councilman Miller.

And just exactly what has to be so fucking bad in a black community for it’s residents & it’s so-called leaders to say enough. I mean if poisoning black and other ethnic babies and children is not enough (why do you think Jamaica has the highest rated of asthma and who know what else), then black communities have no hope what-so-ever. I mean you are allowing yourselves to be poisoned.

It is bad enough black communities like Jamaica get all the shit dumped from homeless shelters to Royal Waste. BUT it is especially bad when the majority of black leaders from Jamaica turn their backs on a major problem of epic proportions that create a healthy hazard to the community, to babies, children, the elderly and the rest of us and affect our quality of life in an extremely detrimental way. FOR SHAME, but I have come to expect that in this black community. WOW, even when your own babies, children and elderly are slowly being poisoned (who knows the long term health effects from Royal Waste on this community), you still don’t stand up for what is right. And you all call yourselves Democrats and for the people. The almighty dollar seems to be getting in the way of your conscience, if some of you still even have that.

All the talk about “revitalizing Jamaica”, all the talk about the “Jamaica Now Action Plan”, all the talk about investing in Jamaica, yet this serious issue in the community with Royal Waste gets swept under the rug and by people like Katz and Comrie. Think it would have been swept under the run in Forest Hills, but then again, it would have NEVER been placed in Forest Hills.

AND where is the media in all of this. I mean this is a BIG STORY about poisoning a community (Jamaica has the highest rate of Asthma), the mob run waste industry, elected officials in bed with these folks or completely ignoring the issue as Katz does and environmental racism on the level of Flint Michigan. What elected officials and community leaders gave the okay on this, I mean, it could not just have sneaked in all by themselves, some folks had to give the green light: Comrie, Meeks, Smith, Scarborough, Flake, dead Marshall, etc, they were all around. Royal Waste/Regal Recycling contributed to dirty Councilman Reuben Wills campaign. Come on, act like you are journalists.

Hacks like Mayor deBlasio, Public Advocate Tish James, BP Melinda Katz, Congressman Leroy Comrie, Councilman Rory Lancman have all spoken in Jamaica about “undocumented immigrants” or Muslim hate crimes, YET, a MAJOR CRIME, environment racism and slowly poisoning Jamaica residents in that surrounding area of Royal Waste, which by the way include “undocumented immigrants” & Muslims, has been COMPLETELY IGNORED by all of them. When did you ever hear one of them speak out about this or Royal Waste, when did Tish James haul her ass out here and stand in her high  heeled shoes in front of Royal Waste on the broken down Douglas Avenue where pools of poisonous water are all abound. WHEN? When did a well known local media outlet do an extremely in depth  story on this and I am not talking some little one minute fluff piece on WPIX, which they did not even do that). WHEN?

So how is all of this any different from this dialogue from The Godfather (just exchange the characters to folks like DeBlasio, Katz, Comrie and the rest of the crew :

Don Zaluchi: I also don’t believe in drugs. For years I paid my people extra so they wouldn’t do that kind of business. Somebody comes to them and says, “I have powders; if you put up three, four thousand dollar investment, we can make fifty thousand distributing.” So they can’t resist. I want to control it as a business, to keep it respectable.
[slams his hand on the table and shouts]
Don Zaluchi: I don’t want it near schools! I don’t want it sold to children! That’s an infamia. In my city, we would keep the traffic in the dark people, the coloreds. They’re animals anyway, so let them lose their souls.

Let us educate ourselves on this polluting, poisonous and shady bad neighbor, ROYAL WASTE, who does not follow the rules and should have never been allowed to open such a business in a heavily residential area:










And let’s hear from some other folks about Royal Waste, including a former employer of the notorious BAD neighbor that it seems many elected officials are in bed with:

Anonymous Anonymous said…

So, the company (and family) name itself, Royal Waste, should be a visible clue for anyone who would even THINK to do business with these crooked, corrupt, Neanderthal-thug mutations.

As a former employee of this filthy company of sub-human debris (whose business offices are located inside of a trailer, on property that the Reali family owns, but refuses to build on it because of the intensely cheap matriarch’s refusal to pay property taxes on an ostensibly empty lot). During the short time that I worked for these ugly, unstable empowered idiots (all of whom are an embarrassment to actual primates!), I’ve had furniture ‘accidentally’ thrown at me, a tyrannical, incompetent family member named Tina threaten my job (for no reason), and online pornography viewed daily (and openly) by demented brother Peter Reali, because there doesn’t appear to be any government regulation within a slimy-and-sleazy, family owned trash dump that is so repulsive, that even REAL organized crime family ring goons shrug in utter disgust at the sight of these troglodytes!

But, the crowning moment of shame and danger came when one of their own workers was crushed to death by a machine operator during my first week of service, because the worker was not wearing the proper Day Glo vest while walking on the company grounds outside of the trailer offices of this toxic dump site (the least of which was toxic because of the inanimate garbage and debris).

Shortly after that, I finally took leave from that trailer from hell that is unfit for humans, passed go, collected my $200 (and unemployment insurance), and then I never looked back at the Reali den of family owned filth and openly practicing psychopathy ever again.

My recommendation to any and all sane and ethical business persons? Banish and boycott this SCOURGE before they advance to ‘accidentally’ knocking off anyone else who comes between their filthy garbage pit, and the even filthier money that continues to falsely empower this ugly empire of ignorant, arrogant, uneducated slugs!

Anonymous Anonymous said…

What’s truly sad is how the entire Reali Family behind Royal Waste (which is a nepotistic mix of father, brother and sisters, all of whom personify arrogance, entitlement, ignorance and zero education), continue to behave in ways that even animals themselves could never behave like! They all give MENDACITY a bad name!

But, anyone who would even consider doing business with a company named ROYAL WASTE, should expect nothing less than a royal waste of their time and money in the first place, not to mention having to deal with some of the mangiest (and dumbest) rats in the sewer!


Anonymous JQ LLC said…

You know, everywhere I look in Manhattan, towers commercial and rental, and pestilent hyper-development of unsightly new faux luxury towers, all have dumpster bins with the Royal Waste logo. This may be why they are able to get away with the shit they do since they provide a service to the perpetual money makers of the city. High end real estate.

So it’s not a surprise that all the collective feces and debris of the elites gets sent to the dirty southeast of Queens, the bastard stepchild of the borough. And why any transgressions committed by this defiantly corrupt business, from traffic violations to fatal accidents on their lot, gets ignored by our so-called officials.

And will continue. Because this city is in debt to these mendacious fiends and they know it. As well as scumlords who run clusters and stingy developers who won’t build unless they gouge the paychecks of their workers

But if it’s an abandoned lot near a trendy niche area with skyline views like Astoria cove, then it gets the attention from the hacks in elected office and their appointees.

Their discriminatory concerns cannot be more obvious.


Anonymous Anonymous said…

To CleanUpJamaica and JQ: Don’t expect a developer’s whore like Melinda ‘Alley’ Katz to investigate the toxic, raw sewage dump that exists on 170th Street and Douglas Avenue (a disgrace of epic proportion), when the toxic dump site itself doesn’t even smell as badly as Katz and the Reali Family scourge–COMBINED!

Hats off to CleanUpJamaica and JQ, then, for talking truth to corrupt power, not airbrushing reality and always challenging the crooked powers that insanely be! As a resident who lives only blocks away from this ‘open cancer’ above ground, I gave up on this openly practiced crime spree years ago, after making many complaints to my worthless city council creep, worthless assemblyman, worthless state senator and completely worthless representative (as they have all ignored my complaints and looked the other way with impunity–a testament to how city and state government has long ago collapsed, and completely failed to represent their completely languishing constituenty, and the reason for why crime, violence, lawlessness, vigilantism and anarchy are all on the rise–and, climbing daily by the hour!

Watch this poisonous waste facility in action, all while located across from a park and residential homes to the south and residential homes to the north on the other side of the LIRR tracks. While filming  this, the noise and the stench was unbearable. The tall building in the background in the 2nd video is that of the NYCHA senior citizen apartments, just two blocks from this environmental mess.

Time for the Jamaica corrupt kingdom to be dismantled!



Church which more than likely was here before Royal Waste, but you would think the leader of this church would stand up for the moral and right thing.

How the fuck can this be deemed an Industrial park (the term park is a fucking joke), across the street is a REAL PARK, Detective Keith Williams Park and hundreds of homes.


Poisonous Royal Waste in the downtown Jamaica area which hundreds of homes surround this poison center.


Watch this 20 minute video and you will see that Jamaica Now Action Plan and the powers that be stole this Columbia Business School project. What you will hear here is exactly what the bullshit Jamaica Now Action Plan flat out stole.

AGAIN, the lie that the Jamaica perception is not as bad as it really is heard in this video as well, BUT we folks who actually know that the bad perception is REAL because we do with it on a daily basis, yet the powers that be will continually shove this bullshit down our throats.But how can the perception be false, when since this video was made, several new homeless shelters have been dumped into downtown Jamaica and surrounding areas filled with low-life folks who have fucked up an already fucked up quality of life and a still poisonous and polluting Royal Waste still rages on and who knows the long term effects of having this poisonous place dumped into downtown Jamaica across from a big park (Detective Kieth Williams Park) where children and  young people play, swim and hangout, a NYCHA senior citizen building just two blocks away and hundreds and hundreds of homes filled with families right next to this Royal Waste poison dump. Then we have the congested dangerous flow of traffic of large trucks, private waste trucks, buses (many broken down and  in need of repair), livery cabs, dollar vans and dollar cars, huge amounts of illegal garbage dumping and litter, major noise issues, poor street & sidewalk conditions, crime, gang bangers, drugs, thug auto body shops who have taken over Merrick Blvd and other areas. JAMAICA IS A REAL MESS and that is the REAL PERCEPTION and FACT.

I guess if the standard is low-class ghetto crap and other assorted bullshit, then the perception no as bad, BUT if civility and cleanliness is your standard, then the perception is FUCKING REAL.

But below the video, is the REAL Jamaica told in PHOTOS, which unlike, elected officials and the powers that be, DON’T LIE.


And this shit needs to stop. 170th Street at Jamaica cannot handle trucks this size. This truck can barely make the turn as it heads to Royal Waste Dump


Downtown Jamaica, third world shithole. UNBELIEVABLE.

Aziz Slaughter House (151-24 Beaver Rd) in downtown Jamaica, where another poor creature attempted to escape but eventually died. BARBARIC.

The future of Jamaica

LIRR under Van Wyck

Come visit Jamaica Ave, home of low-class ghetto & crap third world shopping.

She certainly does not look like some starving young girl in Africa.

ILLEGAL. Blocking of sidewalks




Just the ideal of wasting tax payer money of over $2 billion dollars for some idiotic streetcar to connect Queens waterfront to Brooklyn waterfront , which will not benefit the majority of people,  but those in glass towers along the water and jack up prices that are already jacked up.

Imagine what $2 billion plus can do not only for Queens, but NYC. We have some of the most fucked up infrastructure in the country, a pathetic dilapidated subway system (the worst in the world) were maybe one time a month it actually works without any issues, we have homeless filling up our subway stations, our subway cars and our streets/sidewalks,  but hey, just what NYC needs a good for nothing streetcar that benefits a teeny population, if that.

“A Streetcar Named FUCK YOU FOLKS”.


From Progress Queens:

Van Bramer ignoring impending protest by anti-gentrification group in Queens


The office of New York City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Woodside) is keeping a lid on its reaction to a planned demonstration by a group of grassroots activists, who are objecting to his refusal to strongly oppose the over-development of real estate, amongst other charges. The group, the Queens Anti-Gentrification Project, has announced a protest march against over-development, and the protest march is planned to pass in front of Councilmember Van Bramer’s District Office in Woodside, Queens. The march is scheduled for the early evening of Thursday, 20 April, according to an event posted on the group’s Facebook page. For this report, Councilmember Van Bramer did not answer an interview request made by Progress Queens.

An advertisement for next week's protest march being organised by grassroots activists. Source : Queens Anti-Gentrification Project/Fair Use

An advertisement for next week’s protest march being organised by grassroots activists. Source : Queens Anti-Gentrification Project/Fair Use

As previously reported by Progress Queens, Councilmember Van Bramer has had meetings with real estate developers, sometimes under the guise of cultural affairs work. Amongst the meetings he has had were with unidentified executives from the development firm Tishman Speyer and with the developer Bruce Ratner. In 2016, Councilmember Van Bramer attended the annual dinner of the Real Estate Board of New York. Information about these meetings were contained in records obtained by Progress Queens as a result of a request made under the State’s Freedom of Information Law. According to Government reform activists, Councilmember Van Bramer’s entreaties to real estate executives is explained by reports that he is running a campaign to become the next Speaker of the City Council. City Councilmembers seeking to negotiate support for legislative leadership positions attempt to establish close working relationships with real estate developers, who are a source of significant campaign contributions and who direct other elected officials to support preferred candidates for leadership. Candidates for legislative leadership positions are also known to make campaign donations to their peers in exchange for support. The role of money in politics, generally, and the role of large real estate donations, specifically, explains why few zone-busting real estate projects are ever defeated by the community. The last time a community-crushing project was defeated, in part, by community activists was in 2005, when a clash between the competing interests of State and Municipal officials ultimately led to the rejection of the planned West Side stadium supported by then Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R-New York City). The lack of democratic control over major land use issues is the subject of criticism by Government reform activists, and elected officials with close ties to real estate developers have refrained from reforming the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, or the ULURP process, the review by which most major real estate projects win approval.

Amongst the political demands that the anti-gentrification activists are making of Councilmember Van Bramer, as identified in the Facebook event for their protest, include that the Municipal legislator unconditionally oppose each of : the BQX, the project name for a light rail service with which real estate developers hope to connect the Brooklyn and Queens waterfronts, hotbeds for real estate development ; the development and further rezoning of Sunnyside Yards and Long Island City, respectively ; and “the privatization” of the New York City Housing Authority. The demands were made by the activist group in an effort to stem programs or policies that they say will only further the upward spiral of the cost of residential rents that leads to displacement of long-term tenants.

The protest comes as incumbent Municipal officials gear up for reëlection this year. Councilmember Van Bramer is reportedly trying to make sure that he faces no primary challenger in this year’s Municipal election cycle. His support for neoliberal economic policies is calculated on a political gamble that voters in Queens are disconnected from broader, social movements for Government reform that have ousted from elected office political candidates, who support a Big Business-centric agenda. In 2013, a coälition of anti-corruption activists led, in part, by LGBTQ activists, voted out of public office then Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Chelsea), who was, in that year then, a candidate for the Democratic Party primary in the mayor’s race. Amongst the charges made by the anti-corruption activists was that then Council Speaker Quinn was too cozy with real estate developers. In the Democratic Party primary that year, approximately 85% of voters did not support then Council Speaker Quinn’s mayoral candidacy. Then Council Speaker Quinn’s electoral loss was a precursor to the stunning loss of 2016 Democratic Party presidential nominee, Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former U.S. First Lady. The presidential campaign of Former First Lady Clinton was also opposed for the candidate’s close ties to business interests that activists charged forsook the interests of the Democratic Party’s voting base, according to news reports.

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…………………AND EVEN THEN………………………

This should be the Jamaica and NYC motto:

“It’s a mess. The city should’ve intervened a long time ago,” Davids said. “I guess they are waiting for someone to actually die before they do something to help.”

This quote was from New York City Parents Union president Mona Davids, relating to an article in The Daily News concerning the violence at John Bowne High School in Queens (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/shocking-spike-violence-plagued-queens-high-school-article-1.3048339).

But considering this fucking city and ghetto mess Jamaica’s inability to be proactive, let alone act on issues as they rise, I find this new motto to be most appropriate. And  hell, even if someone gets killed, this fucking city still does little to nothing and a good finger pointing would be at Mayor Dumbo’s failed Vision Zero, which is pretty much that, ZERO, especially in Jamaica Queens, where large trucks run wild all over the damn place and little is done to curb that shit. But it is not just trucks, it is everything from shady construction and illegal apartments to thug body shops take over of Merrick Blvd and crazy fucking homeless camped out in subway stations and on subways.

Two complaints to DOB about this fence, but I guess to it falls on the ground and hits some little kid, then MAYBE DOB might do something.

This bus had to move into another lane due to auto body shop blocking the lane.

These large waste trucks SHOULD NOT even be allowed in this area, since they can barely turn on this street, 170th, heading to the Royal Waste dump a few blocks away.

Jamaica’s newest homeless shelter

It’s a mess. The city should’ve intervened a long time ago, I guess they are waiting for someone to actually die before they do something to help.”

Hell, even crushed legs by some damn fucking truck in downtown Jamaica (where they have no damn business being) doesn’t stop this nonsense. And even if this elderly man did die, the fucking trucks would still be “truckin.”  Because, one, it is in Jamaica and two, it is NYC, city of fucking nonsense.

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.



AND you thought crime was down in the city as dumBlasio likes to say, well not in shitty garbage strewn, ghetto nonsense, homeless encampment, druggie, gang banger, hood rat JAMAICA.

Hopefully there is one at the LIRR/Archer/Supthin station which is 10 times worse. And while you are at it was is needed at 179th street station which is filling up with homeless and of course tons of opiod drug addicts from Long Island, who come to the Lab Corp drug place at Hillside & 175th, since Long Island does not want one in their area, so dump them in the Capital Dump of Queen, JAMAICA.

Jamaica Center Subway Station in downtown Jamaica

Jamaica Center Station

The new symbol of Jamaica

175-20 Hillside Ave, home of the new Methadone clinic.


From DNAInfo New York:

Permanent Police Patrols Seek to Deter Crime Near Jamaica Center Station

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | April 13, 2017 8:41am

 Permanent patrols have been assigned to monitor the area near Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue in downtown Jamaica, around the Jamaica Center subway station, to address numerous phone and purse snatching incidents in the area, police officials said.

Permanent patrols have been assigned to monitor the area near Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue in downtown Jamaica, around the Jamaica Center subway station, to address numerous phone and purse snatching incidents in the area, police officials said.View Full Caption

DNAinfo/Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska

QUEENS — The NYPD assigned permanent patrols to monitor the area near Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue in downtown Jamaica, around the Jamaica Center subway station, to address numerous robberies as well as phone and purse snatchings in the area, police officials said.

Inspector John Cappelmann, commanding officer of the 103rd Precinct, said he decided to have “a fixed post” around the intersection several weeks ago to deter criminals.

Currently, at least two patrol officers monitor the area at all times.

“The majority of our robberies and grand larcenies happen in downtown Jamaica, it’s a simple fact — this is a commercial district, there is a lot of pedestrians, there is a lot of travelers coming through, and you have the school dismissals with thousands of students coming through,” said Cappelmann at a community council meeting Tuesday night.

He also said that since the patrols began monitoring the intersection on a regular basis, the number of incidents around the station went down.

Statistics related to crime in that specific area were not immediately available but Cappelmann said the number of incidents “decreased a lot.”

Patrol officers also work on a number of quality of life issues in the area, like delivery vans and marijuana use, with “neighborhood coordination officers,” or NCOs, assigned to work in downtown Jamaica as part of NYPD’s new community policing program, Cappelmann said.

Overall crime in the 103rd Precinct, which also covers Hollis and Lakewood, declined about 14 percent this year, compared to the same period last year, the precinct’s commanding officer said Tuesday.

Three major categories of violent crime were down significantly, police officials said.

Robberies fell by nearly 30 percent, with 62 reported this year, down from 88 in 2016, according to statistics provided by the NYPD for the period spanning March 27 to April 2, 2017.

Burglaries also went down by almost 30 percent to 34 this year, down from 48 in 2016.

And there were 108 grand larcenies this year, down from 121 the year before, a decrease by more than 10 percent.

The number of shootings also went down — there was one this year so far, compared to five during the same period last year, police said.

Several crime categories, however, showed an increase, including murder — there was one homicide in the precinct this year, compared to zero during the same period last year.

Seven rapes were reported in the area covered by the precinct this year, up nearly 17 percent from six incidents last year. Felony assaults rose 3.4 percent, from 89 last year to 92 in 2017, and auto thefts increased by nearly 6 percent, from 17 last year to 18 during the same period this year.

Cappelmann attributed the precinct’s recent drop in overall crime to “specific deployment” and arresting several people “who were continually committing crime after crime after crime.”