Enter the magical kingdom known as Major Mark Homeless Shelter
Jamaica, always on the cutting edge and thinking outside the box.
Jamaica’s first outdoor homeless shelter is located at Hillside Avenue & 175 Street, conveniently located across the street from the drug clinic, which caters to the many white residents of Long Island.
While bathrooms have not been installed, all shitting and pissing is Al Fresco, please supply your own toilet paper for the time being. We are still in the process of trying to tiding up the place of litter, but that should not be an issue for new tenants of Major Mark Homeless Shelter. We have a media center room, named The Leroy Comrie Media Room and choice selections of sleeping quarters all with fantastic views.
To be placed on the waiting list, please contact the following elected officials in which this new Jamaica homeless Shelter resides and who have worked so hard to get the appropriate funding for this much need homeless shelter:
Senator Leroy Comrie: (T) (718) 765-6359, (E-mail) firstname.lastname@example.org
Councilman I. Daneek Miller: (T) 718-776-3700, (E-mail) District27@council.nyc.gov
Assembly Member Alicia Hyndmann: (T) 718-723-5412 (E-Mail) email@example.com
All photos were taken on Tuesday, July 11 at 7AM.
The media center. We are still waiting for the HD television
A group of teens robbed eight other teens of their cellphones in broad daylight on Hillside Avenue in Jamaica over the past three weeks, police officials said.View Full Caption
QUEENS — A group of teens robbed eight other teens of their cellphones in broad daylight on Hillside Avenue in Jamaica over the past three weeks, police officials said.
The first incident took place on May 27, according to Captain John Ganley, executive officer for the 103rd Precinct, who discussed the incidents at a community council meeting Tuesday night.
Since then, the robbers stole cellphones from seven more teens on Hillside Avenue, between 143rd and 171st streets.
Each time, one or two suspects who were approximately 16 to 17 years old approached their victims who were about 13 to 16 years old and asked, “Do you have the time?” according to police officials.
In two cases, they also pulled out a knife, authorities said.
The robbers would then snatch the victims’ cellphones before fleeing on foot.
Each of the incidents took place early in the afternoon, shortly after dismissal time, as the victims were on their way home from school, said Ganley, noting that additional patrols have been monitoring the area in recent days.
There are several schools along that portion of Hillside Avenue, including Hillcrest High School, Hillside Arts and Letters Academy and P.S. 95.
I have posted this before, but just a reminder to those interested. The next NCO meeting Thursday, June 8th for Sector B in Jamaica will be held at the Susan B. Anthony Academy at Hillside Ave & 182 St. For those in other sectors, read below and see when your meeting will take place and where.
Sector B covers between 175th Street and Francis Lewis Boulevard and between Hillside and Archer avenues. So if you are in this area or have issues in this area, come Thursday night to meet your NCO’s from the 103rd precinct, Officer Erica Cotto: firstname.lastname@example.org & Officer John Iadevaio: email@example.com.
This is a good meeting to bring up the issue of the problematic drug clinic at Hillside Avenue & 175th St, which that establishment is NOT providing the proper security to keep their unruly clientele in line, many who are not even from the area.
MONTH OF JUNE IS “GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY OFFICERS”
Meet Your Beat Officers at Safety Summits in Jamaica
Neighborhood Coordination Officers giving out toys to kids at the South Jamaica Houses earlier this year.View Full Caption
QUEENS — Jamaica residents will soon get to discuss a variety of problems they would like to see fixed in their neighborhood during a series of “Safety Summit Meetings” with officers assigned to monitor specific areas of the precinct, police officials said.
Eight of the “neighborhood coordination officers,” or NCOs, have been assigned to four newly created patrol sectors in the 103rd Precinct, where they work all their shifts, getting to know local residents and business owners, as part of a new community policing program which was introduced in the 103rd Precinct in October.
Six additional NCOs were also assigned to monitor the South Jamaica Houses, Jamaica Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard.
The officers have since met with local residents during various community events and informal meetings, as well as during the monthly 103rd Precinct Community Council meeting.
But this time, meetings with the NCOs will be organized in each of the four sectors in order to discuss crime and quality of life issues related to each of the specific areas, police officials said.
“They are going to be speaking about issues in the sector where they work and everybody who lives there is welcome to come, work with the NCOs, come up with issues and ideas about how to fix the problem,” said Inspector John Cappelmann, the commanding officer of the 103rd Precinct, during a recent community council meeting.
Check the complete schedule of the upcoming meetings with the Jamaica NCOs below:
► Sector Adam (between the Van Wyck Expressway and 175th Street and between Hillside and Archer avenues) — Tuesday, June 6, at the Central Library at 89-11 Merrick Blvd.
► Sector Boy (between 175th Street and Francis Lewis Boulevard and between Hillside and Archer avenues) — Thursday, June 8, at I.S. 238 Susan B. Anthony Academy at 88-15 182 St.
► Sector Charlie (between the Van Wyck Expressway and 157th Street and between Archer and 110th avenues) — Tuesday, June 20, at the Concerned Parents of Jamaica Early Learning Center at 143-04 101 Ave.(NCO’s assigned to monitor Sutphin Boulevard will also be there).
► Sector David (between 157th Street and Francis Lewis Boulevard and between Archer and 110th avenues) — Thursday, June 15, at the South Hollis Library at 204-01 Hollis Ave. (NCO’s assigned to the South Jamaica Houses will also attend).
All meetings will begin at 7 p.m. and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
Thank you DNAinfo (and Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska) for doing a story on this problematic Methadone Clinic which was moved and dumped “quietly” from its original place at Sutphin/Archer due to the development of “The Crossing” to a inappropriate location at Hillside Ave/175th Street, across the street from a co-op building in Jamaica Estates, near other apartment buildings, homes, , a park and several schools.
Besides this blog, no media was reporting on this bullshit which moved quietly into a rather decent area last year and ever since has reeked havoc with some of the clientele, who loiter for long periods of time, block sidewalks, throw trash onto the ground, make loud noise, argue, sell drugs, steal from delis and then have their buddies who are not clientele, come into the area (many from Long Island).
Even though 103 precinct commander John Cappleman at last night’s 103rd community council meeting stated, when I brought up this issue, “Even though prescription drugs seem to be sold illegally in the area, there has not been “a large increase in measurable crime,” such as robbery, grand larceny or car break-ins. But that’s not to say there isn’t a major quality of life issue,” he said. “Obviously it’s still a problem.” , he did mention the incident that I was aware of from last year, when a clientele from the clinic shot another clientele in the parking lot of Walgreen’s next door and that alone, should be a crackdown on this clinic that does not have the proper security to keep some of their beasts in-line.
Even though this clinic, St. Joseph’s Medical Center (which you will not see a sign), did not return a phone call from DNAInfo New York, I did speak yesterday to the director of the facility, who after my rant on the phone with her, stated “she cannot argue with anything I said” and was as usual “aware” of the situation with some of the clients and stated that due to some staff leaving, that they did not have the appropriate security to coral the problematic drug addicts, my words, not hers.
And since I have seen this bullshit every day except Sundays early mornings on my way to the subway, it is a first hand account and not hearsay, just as residents in the area and business owners like White Castle have been complaining about since the dump of this problematic place, where it seems a big percentage of clients are not even from the area, but elsewhere including many from Long Island, home of the opioid epidemic (so how about putting this place in your own back yard, we are already filled to the top with crap nonsense from our own people).
And this is the MAJOR PROBLEM with drug clinics, homeless shelters and other businesses that cater to this “crowd”, lack of security and respect for the community and neighbors. Nothing is wrong with having a homeless shelter or drug clinic in the neighborhood, as long as one community is not oversatuated, BUT not when it is managed poorly and the selected savages do their typical ghetto nonsense and behavior.
Feel free to call the director of the clinic (718) 558-7230) and give hear your thoughts on the crap caused by this clinic. Feel free to mention Joe from Clean Up Jamaica Queens. And I will say this again, when White Castle” complains about this, damn, you know it is bad. NOW FUCKING DO SOMETHING SO-CALLED LEADERS or does this fall under the category of “we are aware” and “it is a challenge” bullshit.
A methadone clinic was moved to 175-20 Hillside Ave. from the corner of Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue. View Full Caption
QUEENS — A methadone clinic that was quietly moved to Hillside Avenue in order to make room for a new development near the AirTrain station in downtown Jamaica, has brought a number of quality of life issues to its new location, local residents and business owners said.
The clinic, run by Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, was moved to 175-20 Hillside Ave. more than a year ago, when the building previously housing it, on the corner of Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue, was demolished in order to be replaced by The Crossing, a massive two-tower mixed-use complex that will bring 669 affordable housing units to downtown Jamaica.
“It’s a bad place for it because a lot of young school kids go by,” said Joe Moretti, a local resident and activist, who also founded “Clean Up Jamaica Queens,” a blog highlighting problems in the neighborhood.
Moretti, who wrote several blog posts about the clinic, said its patients often litter the sidewalk, behave in a noisy way, argue, and hang out for hours in front of local businesses and at nearby Major Mark Park intimidating residents.
“It’s been awful since they placed it there,” Moretti said, calling it “another slap in the face” to Jamaica.
Gloria Gonzales, who lives nearby on Wexford Terrace, agreed.
“This area has become very sketchy,” she said, adding that she has been trying to avoid walking by the building since the clinic opened.
“At first I didn’t know what it was, because there is no sign. I don’t understand why it was placed in the middle of our neighborhood,” she added.
Local business owners said the facility has created a slew of problems for them as well.
“We have a severe problem at the location,” said Jahangir Kabir, a district supervisor for White Castle, who came to a 103rd Precinct Community Council meeting last month to complain about issues at the restaurant located directly next to the clinic.
One of them, he said, is that people have been “selling pills” in the area.
“All sort of things are happening there,” he said. “It’s really not a nice place to bring your family around.”
A clerk at a deli located near the clinic, who did not want his name to be used, also expressed frustration.
“They are hanging out inside, stealing candy and other things,” he said. “We have to chase them out.”
Inspector John Cappelmann, commanding officer of the 103rd Precinct, said that the precinct has held a number of meetings with the clinic and that the NYPD’s Queens Narcotics Unit and neighborhood coordination officers assigned to monitor the area are also involved.
And while Cappelmann acknowledged that prescription drugs seem to be sold illegally in the area, there has not been “a large increase in measurable crime,” such as robbery, grand larceny or car break-ins, he said.
“But that’s not to say there isn’t a major quality of life issue,” he said. “Obviously it’s still a problem.”
Cappelmann also said that shortly after the clinic opened on Hillside Avenue, a man was shot nearby following a dispute that occurred inside the facility.
The clinic did not return phone calls seeking comment.
Ever since the Opioid treatment Center (St. Joseph’s Medical Center) moved from Archer & Parsons to the most awful location to put such a place (175-20 Hillside Avenue), there has been nothing but trouble and issues with some of the clientele (many who come from Long Island). Blocking of sidewalks, constant loitering, litter, noise, using the Walgreen’s parking lot next door, etc which starts 5am Monday thru Saturday. Since I walk by there every morning, I am well aware of the nonsense by some (not all of the clients) that goes on and have posted about this on this blog before.
Well, now it seems that people who live by, especially in the co-ops across the street in Jamaica Estates and several local businesses, including White Castle, have been making many complaints about this place and the rowdy crew that causes issues.
I just got off the phone with DNAinfo New York, who will be doing a story on this facility, the problematic clientele, and the the many complaints with this place being put in a high residential area and also got off the phone with the director of this treatment center, who, of course, is “well aware” of the issue. She told me there will be a council meeting tonight (5.9.17) at 7pm at 88-19 Parsons Blvd, which is The Presentation Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in the basement. The director of the treatment facility will be there to hear what will be a barrage of complaints with this facility.
If this effects you, come and have your voice heard LOUDLY.
Let’s face it, when White Caste makes complaints about this facility and some of the addicts, you know it is bad.
And if so many are coming from Long Island, why isn’t this place put in their community, not Jamaica. We have enough of our own homegrown nonsense to deal with, we don’t need other’s. Hell the only time you will see a large number of white people in the community and they have to be problematic drug addicts.
Say goodbye to Jamaica’s newest attraction, Hillside River, which raged on for over two weeks with this fucking city not doing a damn thing about it. But now Hillside River is no more. Coming home from work this evening (4.24.17) crews were all about putting a cork in it.
I mean really, over two fucking weeks to do something about this major water break. Why rush NYC, I mean the street did not get a chance to cave in on the F subway line below it. What a FUCKED UP CITY.