RESIDENTS COME OUT FOR SOUTH JAMAICA HOTEL PROTEST – BE READY, MORE TO COME AS JAMAICA BECOMES “HOMELESS SHELTER VILLAGE” NOT “AIRPORT VILLAGE” AS POWERS THAT BE LIED ABOUT

“Our voices matter, we matter……….As we continue to not  say anything, things like this will continue to come into our community and other communities”.

Michelle Keeler-Community Board 12 Member

Of course Senator Comrie and Councilman Miller did not show up for this first protest, guess they were too busy preparing the canned bullshit speech at the Rufus King Park Holiday Tree lighting that evening. You know, one must have priorities. And of course not a peep out of BP Melinda Katz, not one peep out of her on this whole homeless shelter dumping bullshit, NOT ONE PEEP. Remember that voters if you even give a shit. And nowhere to be seen was totally useless Assembly Member Vivian Cook, yet you folks voted this dumb do nothing bitch back in office for the umpteenth time, yet her opponent from the most recent elected, Rodney Reed was out in the freezing weather giving his support and speaking.

And this is why so much of Jamaica is the way it is and why so much shit gets dumped here, most residents don’t give a fucking flying. They can’t bother to come out to protest on a important issue, they can’t bother to file numerous quality of life complaints, they can’t bother to get involved and they continue to vote in the same old do nothing Southeast Queens Democratic Black Gangsters who have proven for decades they don’t give a shit about this community. When you had a chance to put in fresh Rodney Reed, you put in same old (and I mean OLD), do nothing Vivian Cook.

You get the community you deserve.

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From Queens Crap:

Residents come out for South Jamaica hotel protest


At the corner of 115th Avenue and Guy R. Brewer Blvd, a developer is building a hotel which residents fear will become a hot sheets type place or a homeless shelter.

You can see in the video that this property abuts the LIRR trestle. A large MTA bus depot sits across the street.

A group of residents braved the cold weather yesterday to protest this project at this unfortunate location.

There is an advantage to being able to see the writing on the wall.

OPPONENTS OF ST. ALBANS HOMELESS SHELTER STATE DISCRIMINATORY PROCESS FOR LOCATING HOMELESS SHELTERS IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR & THEY ARE NOT WRONG. THIS IS FACT!

Let’s face it, we all know that communities of color get every kind of shit dumped into them, from the Mayor to local elected officials, but no one is doing a damn thing about this. So where are all you loudmouth liberal Democrats.

This is blatant racism at its purest form. CB 12 right now has 12 of the 20 shelters located in Queens, and about one-third of the borough’s homeless population

Wake up folks, your leaders and especially your local black leaders are failing you, so stop putting them in office. WHEN are you going to learn.Comrie protest4.jjpgComrie protest2

 

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From Queens Chronicle:

Shelter opponents file with AG

Posted: Thursday, April 7, 2016 10:30 am

Opponents of a St. Albans homeless shelter have asked state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate what they say is the city’s discriminatory process for locating shelters and other so-called supporting housing primarily in neighborhoods of color.

Anthony Rivers, one of the founders of People for the Neighborhood, told the Chronicle on Wednesday that neighborhoods of color, like those in Community Board 12, have been disproportionately selected for shelters.

The St. Albans site, 202-02 to 202-24 Hollis Ave., is housing homeless veterans under conditional approval as People for the Neighborhood challenges the shelter in Queens Supreme Court.

CB 12 right now has 12 of the 20 shelters located in Queens, and about one-third of the borough’s homeless population.

Opponents back in December got a temporary restraining order, delaying the opening until early February.

The judge now hearing the case allowed the city to open the site to 90 homeless veterans pending his ruling.

HOLLIS RESIDENTS WIN ROUND 1 AGAINST HOMELESS SHELTER DESPITE LACK OF LEADERSHIP ON PART OF COMRIE & MILLER

We are all so aware of the lack of leadership in Jamaica and Southeast Queens (but why do folks still vote these assholes in, one is these asshole politicians seem to have a stranglehold on who goes on the ballot – voter suppression). But don’t take my word for it, hear what Anthony Rivers, one of the leaders of the community effort to stop yet another homeless shelter in the area, had to say to the Chronicle.

Rivers and others have been critical of what they call a lack of leadership on the issue from Councilman Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) and state Sen. Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans). He said that, combined with the results of the Dec. 11 meeting, led residents to go to court on their own.

LACK OF LEADERSHIP. This is the running theme in Jamaica for decades. As someone over in Queens Crap commented on bike lanes in Queens, when another commented stated we should not have them:

The point? So we should support no upgrades (like bike lanes and other amenities), in order to keep neighborhoods static? The galaxy doesn’t work that way. Life moves on. If you want the same, go visit south Jamaica/southeast Queens. Broken down and pretty much the same as it looked in the 70’s, and destined to stay that way, unless new stuff comes in that makes new people want to live there.

I would even go further back to part of the 60’s in Jamaica. So we are talking almost 6 decades of static and ghetto crap. That is 60 years folks, 60 fucking years of ghetto shit, while most of Queens & Brooklyn has passed Jamaica by. Obviously there is a  lack of leadership in this community from assholes like Archie Spigner & Flake to current assholes like Comrie, Meeks, Cooks and Wills, not counting the crooks who went to jail like Huntley, Smith and Scarborough. I mean how ask can you explain, 60 FUCKING YEARS OF CRAP.

Could the people of the Greater Jamaica Area finally be waking up and revolting against do nothing politicians. NO, that would give the people here too much credit and brains. While they are under the spells of crooked men of the cloth like Rev. Flake and keep drinking the Comrie kool-aid, the ghetto will stay the ghetto and the crooked and useless elected officials will keep on trucking, just going by different names, but they are all the same pieces of shit.

But a small group of dedicated people are making waves and I applaud them.

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From Queens Chronicle:

Round 1 goes to Hollis Ave. shelter opposition

Court slaps city with restraining order in homeowner suit; appellate court affirms

 

Residents who have been fighting for months to keep homeless shelters from being established on Hollis Avenue are declaring victory this week — and digging in for an expected counterattack by the city.

Mayor de Blasio took another punch on the homeless issue last Friday when an appellate court upheld a lower court ruling from two days earlier that is delaying plans by the Department of Homeless Services and Department of Human Resources to place 90 homeless or recently homeless veterans in newly renovated apartments in buildings between 202-02 and 202-24 Hollis Ave.

Earlier this year, The Bluestone Group, which renovates troubled buildings and then contracts with transitional housing providers, leased the buildings, vacant for more than two decades, from owner Rita Stark.

That led to neighborhood protests every Saturday, with many of the rallies drawing considerable numbers.

“We have more than 2,000 signatures from people opposing this,” said Anthony Rivers, one of the leaders of the community effort.

“[The DHS and DHR] give long leases so they can say it’s permanent housing, not transitional housing,” Rivers said. “By doing that they say they can avoid having to abide by [city home rule] laws.”

Rivers said that left unchallenged that the agencies’ claims would have allowed the city to skirt the need for public hearings and other types of community notification and input.

“They would have had people in there right now if we hadn’t put up a fight,” said Jean-Andre Sassine, who was one of the parties to the complaint filed last week.

Rivers said the complaint came after a brief meeting on Dec. 11 with city officials, elected leaders and residents that left area homeowners questioning the city’s good faith.

“They started by wanting to place 120 people, and then came down to 90,” Rivers said. The remaining slots, he said, were offered to area senior citizens.

He and Sassine continued to point out that the area is packed with schools, daycare centers and churches, with no real services available for people moving out of homelessness.

They also want to see documentation of how contractors have handled the lead paint and asbestos they believe to have been in the aged buildings.

Rivers and others have been critical of what they call a lack of leadership on the issue from Councilman Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) and state Sen. Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans).

He said that, combined with the results of the Dec. 11 meeting, led residents to go to court on their own.

The Mayor’s Office did not respond to a request for comment on the matter.

Rivers said a judge has ordered both sides to prepare briefs for a hearing that is now scheduled for early January.

While he has come in for criticism, Comrie, speaking Monday night before Community Board 13, said the judge’s ruling places the administration on notice.

“The city can’t just dump people wherever it wants,” he said.

The rulings came just days before city Comptroller Scott Stringer released a devastating audit that found squalid conditions in scores of randomly chosen homeless shelters [see separate story].