57.4 % JAMAICA RESIDENTS THINK THEIR COMMUNITY SUCKS: CRIME, STREETS, HOMELESS OUT OF CONTROL, GARBAGE, DIRTY PARKS & ALL KIND OF GHETTO NONSENSE

A recent survey of residents in the Jamaica area concludes that over half (57.4%) think their community SUCKS, despite all the bullshit coming from elected hacks like Queens BP Melinda Katz, Congressman Greg Meeks, Senator Leroy Comrie, GJDC President Hope Knight and other master bullshitters.

Residents site crime and problems with local streets, but there are many more issues of why that large percentage think JAMAICA SUCKS. It is low-class ghetto from the retail to the food choices, it is FILTHY with tons of illegal garbage dumping and litter all over the damn place, homeless shelters are being dumped by the dozens while group homes are being put in (like the one with the hood rats who gang raped a mother of two) without anyone’s knowledge, the homeless population has SKYROCKETED in the past year alone in downtown Jamaica with this new hybrid combo of hotels/homeless shelters like the Comfort Inn on 162 St right in downtown Jamaica, auto body shops that have taken over sidewalks and streets with their junked and unlicensed vehicles, the parks like Rufus King Park and Major Mark Park are not only garbage dumps  but have turned into outdoor homeless shelters as the homeless and drug addicts make homeless encampments out of them, a major polluting & poisonous waste dump, ROYAL WASTE,  in the downtown area and near hundreds of families is not only foul smelling but the majority of diesel fuel polluting trucks that run through the downtown are from them, illegal parking of huge foul smelling waste trucks inside the LIRR overpass tunnels in the downtown area, shootings, stabbings, rapes, assaults, robberies, kidnapping & forced prostitution of underage black girls like what took place at Rev. Flake’s Greater Allen Senior Residence (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/11-days-the-flakes-and-greater-allen-church-have-made-no-comment-about-underage-girl-being-pimped-out-of-greater-allen-cathedral-senior-residence-for-four-months-plus-some-new-info-arises/) and every other ghetto nonsense and bullshit you can think of helps to make JAMAICA SUCK.

AND then we have some of the most corrupt and do nothing elected officials around. We have already had two come out of jail (Huntley, Scarborough), one still in jail (Smith) and another on corruption trial and more than likely will be going to jail (asshole Wills).

BUT the people have spoken elected officials and Ms. Hope Knight:

JAMAICA SUCKS MAJORLY like Linda Lovelace.

BUT on the other hand 42.6% are satisfied with Jamaica, so who are those idiots. Must be elected officials, propaganda puppets, the homeless, hood rats, low-class ghetto folks who don’t know better and the new batch of immigrants who considering where some of them come from think Jamaica is the French Riviera.

So Ms. Knight, I doubt this survey will be finding its way into any of Greater Jamaica Development Corporations promotional material.

Downtown Jamaica Comfort Inn. Worker inside told me that 3 floors are for hotel guests and three floors are for homeless. Nothing like being greeted at a hotel than by a half naked homeless man sitting in hot weather.

Damn, that white boy in the back is cutting up some good shit.

Bad Mexican Hombres drinking in public, white white boy in background, cuts up some drugs. A few blocks from where Mayor and crew were doing their bullshit publicity stunt.

Up and Coming Jamaica, a community in crisis.

The morning rush hour druggies

Ruben Wills District of prostitution, garbage and other ghetto messes. 157 and Tuskegee Airman Way

Homeless Drug Addicts in love.

These alcoholic bottles did not magically get place here, our diverse population put them there and I am sure then took plenty of pisses there as well.

Over a million dollars and you would think this is some little kid playing the slums of Calcutta.

The Rufus King Park Welcome Wagon.

Sutphin Blvd between Jamaica Ave and 90th Ave

Royal Waste

Hala Live Slaughterhouse (92-56 165th St) right in the middle of downtown Jamaica and yes those are apartment going up across from it.

Downtown Jamaica, third world shithole. UNBELIEVABLE.

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

168 pl at 90 ave in downtown Jamaica

Practice games for terrorist. The 170 LIRR Tunnel in Downtown Jamaica.

Zale Thompson, attacked officers with machete on Jamaica Ave in October of 2014

Totally Illegal blocking of sidewalk. Pretty Girl is one of many stores on Jamaica Ave doing this. Besides making it difficult to manuever, it is low-class ghetto/third world country EYESORE.

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

Is that Assembly Member Vivian Cook addressing her constituents.

Downtown Jamaica

And they are dumping 1+ million dollars in this park, really. Does that include the removal of the bottom of the barrel folks.

Jamaica Ave, although this looks even worse when I saw it the other day.

Is this an example of being on “the right track”.

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.

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From AM New York:

Only 42.6 percent of respondents from Community Board 12, which includes parts of Jamaica, Hollis and Springfield Gardens, were satisfied with their neighborhood. They cited problems with local streets and roads as well as crime. Only 45.5 percent said they felt safe walking in their neighborhood at night. Read http://www.amny.com/news/rockaway-residents-say-city-unprepared-for-next-sandy-survey-1.13808510.

From Metro New York

 

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SNEAK PREVIEW: MAYOR BIG SHOW AND ENTOURAGE MAKE VISIT TO THE BUSINESS DISTRICT OF DOWNTOWN JAMAICA

AND take a wild guess the person whose is speaking to GJDC President Hope Knight.

“Christ, can’t this guy get anywhere on time. And they talk about CP Time.”

Katz & Miller’s lame attempt to do a “Jamaica Abbey Road”

So it is Day two of Mayor Big Show’s traveling circus this week in Queens with his “City Hall in Your Borough” Cavalcade and your the so-called “Tale of Two Cities” Mayor made a stop at 6:30pm (well, deBlasio time, which meant he was late of course) in downtown Jamaica at the corner of Sutphin Blvd and Jamaica Queens with the usual suspects like GJDC President Hope Knight, Madame Bullshit Queen BP Melinda Katz & her deputy, the always sexy Melba Miller and escorting the Mayor around the area, Jamaica’s own Heckel & Jeckel, Senator Comrie and Councilman I. Daneek Miller.

I did not know of this Jamaica tour till the last minute, so I got home, grabbed a bite and headed out on my bike. As I got there, some of the usual suspects were there, but not the Mayor. As soon as I pulled up  to the crowd, I yelled out, “I hope the Mayor is going to see the all the crap in Jamaica and just not a few of the “pretty spots”. Immediately a tall gentlemen in a nice suit approached me and introduced himself as Greg Bishop, Commissioner of NYC Department of Small Businesses Service and I let him have it about Jamaica and that Comrie and I. Daneek Miller certainly are not going to show the Mayor or tell him about the “Jamaica Hot Spots” and he said that the Mayor is aware. AND then I said is he aware of Merrick Blvd and all the auto body shops that have made a mess of the sidewalks and streets with their junked and unlicensed vehicles and he told me he was not aware of that and to send him photos after I told him I have photos and a blog. He said they will have a talk with those shop.

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

Well, you know I am going to follow up on this. Anyway, he said the purpose of this appearance by Mayor Big Show, was the seeing some of the small businesses in the area.

Well, eventually Mayor Big Show comes and yammers about some shit that I could not hear, along with Katz and some others saying more shit that I could not hear, but there will be plenty of coverage from the reporters that were there to hear what he and company had to say about ghetto Jamaica. After awhile I left, because if I want to see and hear a bunch of shit, I will just cruise over to the $2.2 million dollar homeless shelter and garbage dump, known as Rufus King Park.

AND speaking of ghetto Jamaica and Mayor “Tale of Two Cities”, here is the perfect example of that. While Mayor Big Show and the bullshit elected officials were spilling bile all over the streets of Sutphin, a few blocks over at Rufus King Park, showed the usual garbage, homeless at the Pavillion with drinking by the Mexican crew, while a white boy in back of them seemed to be cutting up some good drugs to snort.

Damn, that white boy in the back is cutting up some good shit.

“Welcome to vibrant downtown Jamaica and enjoy your stay at the Comfort Inn. ………………………Do you have a dollar?”

A few blocks over at 89-34 162nd St, right in Downtown Jamaica, is the Comfort Inn, that was put up about 2 years ago, not quite sure of the date. Well, one look at the “doorman” and I contacted the hotel to find out that 3 floors are for hotel guest and 3 floors are for the homeless, which I thought so in the past because some of the “folks” I saw going in. So if you are wondering why there is such an increase in the homeless in the downtown area, between all the homeless shelters, group homes, plus drug clinics, we have this new hybrid of Hotel/Homeless Shelter and nothing screams out “COME STAY WITH US” like a half naked homeless man in some kind of wheel chair thing hanging out in front of it. SO Ms. Knight of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, did you know that one of your downtown hotels is half a homeless shelter. Somehow I don’t think this business will be in the tour of Mayor Big Show nor in one of GJDC’s promotional material, “THE JAMAICA COMFORT INN – EXPERIENCE THE REAL JAMAICA”.

 

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From Times Ledger:

Day Two: Mayor brings top staff to Queens to run city government

After heading to Citi Field to take in a Mets game Monday evening, Mayor Bill de Blasio has a full day scheduled for Tuesday in Queens.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his commissioners had a busy schedule planned Tuesday on Day Two of City Hall in Your Borough as they listened to constituents, made announcements and toured facilities in Queens.

9 a.m. – noon – Mayor hosts a resource fair with constituent hours, Queens Borough Hall, Helen Marshall Cultural Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

1 p.m. — Mayor and first lady Chirlane McCray make an a health care announcement, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, 136-26 37th Ave.

1:30 p.m. — Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks joins Borough President Melinda Katz at Homebase Office, Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services, 161-10 Jamaica Ave.

3 p.m. — Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and DEP Acting Commissioner Vincent Sapienza attend a ribbon-cutting on a $1.75 million renovation of Junction Playground, 34th Avenue and Junction Boulevard.

3:30 p.m. — Mayor visits Corona Park with Assemblyman Francisco Moya, William F. Moore Park, 10706 Corona Ave.

3:30 p.m. — Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and NYC Economic Development Corp. President James Patchett tour S&L Aerospace Metals LLC, 120-12 28th Ave.

6:30 p.m. — Mayor tours small businesses in Jamaica with City Councilman I. Daneek Miller and state Sen. Leroy Comrie, Jamaica Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard.

7 p.m. — Consumer Affairs Commissioner Lorelei Salas hosts a town hall to talk to immigrant business owners, Elmhurst Hospital, Room A1-22, 79-01 Broadway.

THREE SCUM SAVAGE HOOD RATS WHO VICIOUSLY ROBBED, ATTACKED AND RAPED MOTHER OF TWO LIVED IN JAMAICA TRANSITIONAL INDEPENDENT LIVING BY SCO FAMILY OF SERVICES, SO WHERE ARE THE SO-CALLED FEMALE LEADERS OF THE COMMUNITY SPEAKING OUT ABOUT THIS, YOU KNOW, KATZ, JAMES, KNIGHT, COOK, HYNDMAN, ETC

Up and Coming Jamaica, a community in crisis.

The three ghetto savage hood rats (out of four, one still not caught), Brandon Walker, 20, Justin Williams, 17, and Julisses Ginel, 19,  arrested,  who on Wednesday night robbed and brutally beat and raped a mother of two leaving her church to go to the subway, lived nearby at a group home for young people, Transitional Independent Living, run by SCO  Family of Services, who also run the problematic big homeless shelter, El Camino,  at 160-11 89th Ave, which is a block from where the Dallas BBQ is planning to open at 89 Ave and Parsons Blvd. So remember that future Dallas BBQ patrons, since Greater Jamaica Development Corp, will not inform you of that.

AND this is why people do not want homeless shelters, transitional housing, supportive housing and these  “Transitional Independent Living” for young people in their communities, especially when they get dumped by the dozens in communities like Jamaica.

Some info on Transitional Independent Living:

Now whether any of this Jamaica Transitional Independent Living Group home had any of the following below is unknown, but considering what happened to this mother of two, I would say, these hood rats were pretty much just put in this place to do what they want, I mean it was 11pn on a weekday, when this happened, so why were these young people  age 17 to 20, out so late on a weeknight roaming the streets, like, well hood rats. What, no work, no school , no volunteering, no community services, etc.

Most Transitional Independent Living programs are designed for 18-24 year olds needing a safe, supportive environment as they transition into adulthood. Many offer access to 12-step programs and may have a psychiatric/dual diagnosis component as well. They offer educational programs, are hooked into the local community college, or provide schooling at the site. Volunteering, employment, community service and reintegration into the general community can be major program components. Many programs operate on a home-based residential model and can transition the young adult to a community-based independent living apartment model after they have demonstrated their ability to remain responsible.

BUT why hasn’t any black female so-called leaders like Public Advocate Letitia James, Assembly Members Alicia Hyndman & Vivian Cook, come out to speak about this horrific atrocity toward a black mother of two or why haven’t any of them made a comment about the 15 year old black girl who was kidnapped and pimped out for FOUR MONTHS in Rev. Floyd Flake’s Greater Allen Senior Residence (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/11-days-the-flakes-and-greater-allen-church-have-made-no-comment-about-underage-girl-being-pimped-out-of-greater-allen-cathedral-senior-residence-for-four-months-plus-some-new-info-arises/).  In the video below and photos, mostly what I have seen speaking out about this our just regular black men who live in the the community. Where are the so-called elected officials and the black female “leader’s (like GJDC President Hope Knight,  on this subject, including the high amount of underage black girls kidnapped and forced into prostitution in this area.

OH, wait, Public Advocate James, is doing a photo op for a commemoration on rapper Prodigy of the rap group, Mobb Deep, which I am sure she has listened to thousands of times, while chilling out at home.

AND where is the mother of two, Queens BP Melinda Katz, who came out here that day of that evening attack, to stand on the steps of Jamaica Performing Arts Center along with the other elected clowns  and folks, like GJDC President Hope Knight, to talk about how great Jamaica is and all the wonderful benefits that are happening, LIKE GANG RAPE OF A MOTHER OF TWO, a few blocks away or the kidnapping and pimping out of underage black females in the community.  AND how nice that while this bullshit feast was going on, directly across the street before the bullshit festival, in Rufus King Outdoor Homeless Shelter and Garbage dump, folks were quickly dispensing the homeless encampment that has been forming in the Pavillion (only to return the next day). AND why was the news report video below done in Forest Hills and not Jamaica or at least in front of Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens. What is up with that.

HYPOCRITES.

AND we know how busy Senator Leroy Comrie has been on important issues, that he could not find time to talk about this or the Flake Greater Senior Residence atrocity of the pimping out of the 15 year old black girl for four months there, while Floyd Flake himself is one of the members of the Jamaica Now Leadership Council.

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From The Daily News:

Queens group home staffer led cops to four suspects in born-again Christian’s sex assault

They ran their mouths until the cops caught up.

A tip from a staffer at a Queens group home steered police to four residents suspected of robbing and sexually assaulting a born-again Christian as she departed a church service.

The employee heard the young men talking about the vile attack, leading her to believe they were either involved or had information about the Tuesday night attack, according to a source.

Three of the four suspects were busted after police were told about the chatty criminals, while a fourth man remained a fugitive Friday in the attack on a woman headed home from the Celestial Church of Christ.

Woman savagely raped, robbed after leaving Queens church

“The crimes that the defendants are accused of committing that night are despicable,” said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. “Not content to simply rob her at gunpoint, two of them are alleged to have subjected her to heinous acts of sexual abuse.”

FUCKING SCUM HOOD RATS.

( l. to r.) Julisses Ginel, Brandon Walker and Justin Williams are taken into custody.

(Sam Costanza for New York Daily News)

Suspects Brandon Walker, 20, Julisses Ginel, 19, and Justin Williams, 17, were arrested Thursday after the 50-year-old churchgoer was forced to perform oral sex on two of the men behind a parked garbage truck on Liberty Ave. in Jamaica, cops said.

Williams and Ginel kept talking in custody, confessing to NYPD detectives in detail, officials said. Ginel told cops he went “to get condoms to help out my boys” as they forced the woman into the sex act.

Williams and Ginel were additionally charged in an armed robbery of three men on a Queens street one night later.

The SCO Family of Services, operator of the home, issued a statement confirming the role of its worker in the arrests.

Dozens of people turned out for a Thursday night prayer service at the scene of the crime.

(Andy Mai/New York Daily News)

“One of the employees at a Transitional Independent Living program for young adults discovered that temporary residents served through the program might be linked to the attack reported in the media,” said an SCO spokesman. “Our staff took action and alerted the authorities, which directly led to the arrests.”

The three predators in custody were charged with criminal sex act, sexual abuse and robbery.

Police sources said two imitation pistols were recovered from the suspects’ rooms in the Jamaica home, and they believe one was used to threaten the woman around 11 p.m. on Tuesday.

Williams tossed the fake guns into a sewer after the robbery, and admitted he had the victim’s cellphone in his room, said prosecutor Eric Rosenbaum, deputy chief of the Special Victims Bureau.

The Celestial Church of Christ in Jamaica, Queens.

(Go Nakamura/New York Daily News)

Video surveillance footage helped put the defendants at the crime scenes, the sources added.

The victim, in an exclusive interview with the Daily News, said the attackers punched, slapped and threatened to kill her.

“They said, ‘If you don’t do that, I’ll shoot you,’” she said. “So I did what I had to do.”

 

RUFUS KING PARK PAVILION HOMELESS SHELTER OPENED BACK UP FOR BUSINESS – $2.2 MILLION DOLLAR DOWN THE DRAIN, SO WHAT DO YOU THINK MELINDA KATZ, HOPE KNIGHT AND RORY LANCMAN

“The Philster” roving reporter has stated that the Rufus King Park Pavillion Homeless Shelter is back opened for business.

So Hope Knight, President of GJDC and Queens BP Melinda Katz, is this the major benefits from the Jamaica Now NON-ACTION PLAN you talked about in the Queens Courier article (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/talk-about-fucking-delusional-gjdc-president-hope-knight-sees-major-benefits-from-jamaica-action-plan-let-me-show-you-the-real-ghetto-benefits-ms-knight-and-it-aint-fucking-pretty/). I mean please pass me the drugs you folks are taking to help me escape from TRUTH and REALITY. AND Katz, are you the bullshit artist that  is always selling this line of crap, “What’s good for families, is good for Queens”, BUT does that NOT apply to Jamaica.

DOWNTOWN EMPTY LOT AN EYESORE OF GARBAGE, WEEDS & ILLEGALLY STORED COMMERCIAL VEHICLES – JUST YOUR TYPICAL JAMAICA CRAP, BUT ACCORDING TO HOPE KNIGHT OF GJDC, “JAMAICA IS ALREADY SEEING BENEFITS” OF BOGUS JAMAICA NOW ACTION PLAN

A recent Queens Courier article (http://qns.com/story/2017/07/13/downtown-jamaica-already-seeing-major-benefits-action-plan-many-come/) had the Greater Development Corporation, President Hope Knight and bullshit artist Queens BP Melinda Katz boasting

Jamaica is already seeing major benefits from ‘Action Plan,’ with many more to come

Wow, excuse me while I head to the shitter and blow all that bullshit smoke that was blown up my ass by GJDC.

REALLY, benefits, like what kind of benefits. You mean like this problematic vacant lot smack in the middle of downtown Jamaica at the NW corner of 162nd St & 89 Ave, that has been an eyesore for years. Besides the typical chronic garbage that surrounds it and getS dumped all the time, despite the sign of “NO DUMPING, FINE $500 and the more than likely fake “security camera” signs, the weeds surrounding the place are completely out of control, not unlike the Jamaica community itself, but the lot has been storing commercial vehicles like big dump trucks, which is totally ILLEGAL in a residential area. So the owner who put up this sign needs to know the damn laws of the storage of commercial vehicles in residential areas.

This mess is ILLEGAL, storage of commercial vehicles in the Downtown area residential section.

Department of Transportation laws state:

Street storage of commercial vehicles prohibited

When parking is not otherwise restricted, no person shall park a commercial vehicle in any area, including a residential area, in excess of three hours.

BUT of course ENFORCEMENT is a rarity. I have been filing complaints about commercial vehicle storage in this location for several years to DOB, who this falls under, but to no avail, they are always stating “can’t find the location”. Doubt this would be the case in Forest Hills. AND because so many laws are NOT ENFORCED in the Jamaica area, the folks all know this and so it is the perfect place to store commercial vehicles on streets, in vacant lots and inside LIRR overpass tunnels. Auto body shops know that laws are rarely enforced and so that is why you see tons of junked and unlicensed vehicles on Merrick Blvd up on sidewalks, on residential streets and blocking the right hand lane of Merrick Blvd, one of the busiest stretches. SO pretty much it is a free-for-all for all kind of bullshit and nonsense.

Photos below  by the roving reporter “The Philster”.

AND speaking of BULLSHIT & NONSENSE, what is the deal with Greater Jamaica Development Corporation and all the bullshit and lies that have been flowing out of it lately. I mean, we have this whole Queens Courier bullshit propaganda about “Jamaica seeing benefits from the Jamaica Now Action Plan”, but as I posted early, what benefits (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/talk-about-fucking-delusional-gjdc-president-hope-knight-sees-major-benefits-from-jamaica-action-plan-let-me-show-you-the-real-ghetto-benefits-ms-knight-and-it-aint-fucking-pretty/).

Because the Queens Chronicle is stating something opposite with actual FACTS. So GJDC, Hope Knight, Melinda Katz and Gregory Meeks, someone is FULL OF SHIT and it certainly is not the Queens Chronicle.

So how about you all do something about this eyesore lot in downtown Jamaica, the homeless encampments at both Rufus King Park & Major Mark Park to start with. In the meantime, it is Jamaica nonsense as usual.

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From Queen Chronicle:

GJDC: Still no news on station, 168th St.

Group still working to complete two high-profile development projects

The Greater Jamaica Development Corp. is once again pushing back deadlines for projects it had touted with much fanfare years ago.

Back in December, Hope Knight, president and CEO of the GJDC, told the Chronicle that the organization was negotiating with a potential tenant for the Shops at Station Plaza that it could not disclose at the time.

In the same email, she said that the GJDC was examining “a number of proposals” to develop what is now a parking lot at 168th Street and 90th Avenue in Jamaica; the site back in May 2013 was the subject of a press conference that included U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Queens, Nassau) announcing an agreement to develop a $50 million shopping mall and parking garage.

Knight said she expected to have a signed contract “most likely in the first half of 2017.”

This week, a representative for the GJDC said a tenant for the Shops at Station Plaza, as well as a developer for the 168th Street property, are expected “in the coming months.”

It wasn’t supposed to be this way.

Station Plaza, located beneath the Long Island Rail Road trestle on Sutphin Boulevard, directly across from the main entrance to the LIRR’s Jamaica station, had its ribbon cutting in 2012, one of the final touches on the revitalization of the ancient rail hub.

The siting places it at a transportation crossroad for multiple bus routes, two subway lines and the JFK AirTrain. It was part of a $12.7 million project.

Two artists’ organizations, Chashama and BroLab, both active in New York City, were reported to be coming there in 2012.

But to date the only tenant is the Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park, which opened a waiting room for its shuttle bus service there in 2013.

The 168th Street property sits across the street from the NYPD’s 103rd Precinct stationhouse and is a paid parking lot.

In May 2013, Meeks was the featured speaker at the GJDC’s Harvest Room when the group announced an agreement worth about $50 million with the Long-Island-based Blumenfeld Group, whose resume includes the transformation of the old Bulova Watch factory in East Elmhurst into a business office and conference center complex.

Blumenfeld executives at the time envisioned a big-box retail anchor and a 500-space parking garage. At an unknown point in 2015 Blumenfeld, according to sources, agreed to add an affordable housing component.

But by March 2016 the project was reported dead and the contract terminated. Neither Blumenfeld representatives nor GJDC officials would discuss the nature of the termination, with Knight saying that they would be putting out a request for proposals in spring 2016.

They did so last summer, with a call for a mixed-use project with at least 250 affordable apartments, including set-asides for artists, with retail space on the ground floor. The announced deadline for proposals was Dec. 2, 2016.

It was shortly after the deadline last December when Knight emailed the Chronicle with the new target date coming within the first half of this year.

Meeks, interviewed at the 2013 press conference, said he did not believe that the project would be subject to the numerous delays that have plagued some projects in New York City, such as the ongoing Kingsbridge Armory saga in the Bronx.

In 2009 a national developer proposed stores and shops that would bring 1,200 jobs, until Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. made demands for wages and other benefits that the developer would have to secure from all retailers signing a lease.

Diaz was quoted as saying, “The notion that any job is better than no job no longer applies.”

But the developer pulled out. It was another four years before a consortium headed by former New York Rangers star Mark Messier proposed a recreation center with multiple skating rinks. But that has been tied up in litigation for years, though in January Gov. Cuomo pledged some financial backing for the project.

Downplaying any chance of the 168th Street project meeting the same fate at the 2013 press conference, Meeks said, “The developer is on board and everyone is working together.”

Greater Jamaica has, however, been able to point to several development success stories in the last year alone.

In April, BRP Companies broke ground on The Crossing at Jamaica Station, a $407 million, two-tower apartment complex slated to bring 669 affordable housing units and retail space when it is competed in 2019; it is considered the largest single-project investment in Jamaica in decades.

Additional projects include but are not limited to:

• the planned 338-room Marriott Courtyard and Fairfield Inn Suites at 148-18 Archer Ave., scheduled to open in 2019;

• a mixed-use building with more than 350 affordable housing units at 92-33 168 St. scheduled to be completed in 2019; and

• 380 apartment units, including 20 percent of them affordable, in a 26-story building under construction at 147-20 94 Ave.

But all have, with the exception of The Crossing at Jamaica Station, proceeded without the initial fanfare accorded Station Plaza and the 168th Street lot.

TALK ABOUT FUCKING DELUSIONAL: GJDC PRESIDENT HOPE KNIGHT SEES “MAJOR BENEFITS” FROM JAMAICA ACTION PLAN. LET ME SHOW YOU THE REAL GHETTO BENEFITS MS. KNIGHT AND IT AIN’T FUCKING PRETTY

de·lu·sion·al
dəˈlo͞oZH(ə)nəl/
adjective
adjective: delusional
  1. characterized by or holding idiosyncratic beliefs or impressions that are contradicted by reality or rational argument, typically as a symptom of mental disorder.
    “hospitalization for schizophrenia and delusional paranoia”
    • based on or having faulty judgment; mistaken.
      “their delusional belief in the project’s merits never wavers”

Downtown Jamaica is already seeing major benefits from ‘Action Plan,’ with many more to come

Rendering courtesy of GJDC
The Jamaica Now Action Plan will bring a bevy of new residential buildings, businesses and more to downtown Jamaica.

The Jamaica Now Action Plan is already starting to change the landscape of downtown Jamaica and promises to bring even more benefits to the community before it is complete.

The 21-step plan, which was introduced in April 2015, aims to revitalize the downtown area of Jamaica through a bevy of development projects — both commercial and residential — and with an added boost to the community’s already diverse arts and cultural scene, transportation sector, and many more aspects, making Jamaica a true hub of the borough.

 City officials, including Mayor Bill de Blasio and Borough President Melinda Katz, worked closely with community leaders and organizations such as the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC) with the hope of create 3,000 new housing units, 500,000 square feet of retail space, and 800 hotel rooms to the neighborhood in the $153 million five-year plan.

“I think that the Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was brilliant in creating this platform to support the changes already happening in Jamaica,” said Hope Knight, president and CEO of GJDC. “It is a systematic way to measure the progress of many actions in a coordinated way.”

The revitalization of the area really began back in 2003 with the creation of the $1.9 billion JFK AirTrain, and the rezoning of 368 blocks in the the downtown area in 2007 that led to the creation of increased development in the area.

The Jamaica Now Action Plan looks to expand on these improvements through a trifecta of goals to increase quality jobs and small business support, promote commercial growth and economic development, and to improve the livability of both residents and visitors to the area.

“The plan will make Downtown Jamaica a more vibrant community on a number of dimensions,” Knight explained. “It will create more residential facilities, elevate the arts and cultural institutions, provide more commercial activities to happen, and training for both youths and adult. All of the elements that help create a more economically vibrant community.”

In the way of residential facilities, the city is already in the process of getting rid of an underutilized NYPD parking garage at the corner of 168th Street and 93rd Avenue in order to erect a new 450,000-square-foot mixed-use building that will feature more than 350 affordable apartments, parking and retail space.

Earlier this month the Queens Borough Board voted to approve the sale of the parking garage. Construction is planned to begin on the new facility this winter, and is expected to be complete in approximately three years.

The Jamaica Now Action Plan will also help connect homeowners, tenants and property owners to educational programs to create neighborhood stability, expand opportunities for affordable homeownership, create small, affordable, multifamily rental buildings, and other benefits and programs to spur community development.

In all, Knight expects to see the creation of nearly 2,000 new residential units spring up across downtown Jamaica in the next few years.

An influx of new residents means increased opportunities for new businesses to come to the area, and for existing businesses to grow further.

The Action Plan looks to implement street improvements along Jamaica Avenue, unify and bolster the downtown Business Improvement Districts (BID), and fund redesigns for storefronts of businesses along Sutphin Boulevard, and release a Business Guide for Hillside Avenue and other important commercial corridors.

Owners of vacant or derelict lots within Jamaica’s downtown core will also be urged to activate those sites for potential residential or retail businesses.

The creation of hotels are a major part of the revitalization of downtown Jamaica, with its proximity to the borough’s airports and its own major transportation hub which is served by more than 50 city and regional bus lines, four subway lines, and 10 Long Island Rail Road lines.

“[Business owners] can look forward to a larger and more diverse clientele since more people will be living downtown,” Knight said. “And with the hotel rooms coming online, there will be more visitors inclined to shop downtown while staying at those hotels.”

Many other improvements besides buildings and businesses will be coming to downtown Jamaica that will improve the livability of residents and visitors alike.

The city is preparing to implement a new Select Bus Service (SBS) route from Jamaica to Flushing to better move commuters. The area will soon be getting WalkNYC directional maps, and some of the neighborhood is already connected to the LinkNYC network, which replaces old payphones with touchscreen kiosks that provide free public Wi-Fi, phone calls, directions and charging stations for mobile devices.

More changes are coming for downtown Jamaica each day and the future is bright for residents, visitors, business owners, developers and entrepreneurs.

“I am very excited about the plan and believe that significant progress has been made,” Knight added. “I am looking forward to all these projects coming to fruition to create a more vibrant and economically healthy community.”

As an added boon to downtown Jamaica, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday, July 12, the seven winning projects in the state’s $100 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), which aims to further transform Jamaica into a vibrant economic and cultural hub for the city.

Because of the funds from the DRI, Jamaica will receive the following improvements:

  • A 10,000-square-foot co-working space run by GJDC;
  • high-speed broadband internet access;
  • improvements to the Downtown Jamaica Gateway;
  • funding for improved dining options in downtown Jamaica;
  • a public space around the Archer Archways at 159th Street;
  • funds for an expanded entrepreneurship training program; and
  • funding for improvements in the Career and Technical Education programs at Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School.

“This critical investment in Jamaica’s downtown will help it grow into a major economic hub that boosts small businesses, expands economic opportunity for residents, and draws new residents and visitors to the community,” Cuomo said in a statement.

Up and Coming Jamaica, a community in crisis.

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REALLY MS. KNIGHT, BECAUSE THE FACTS BELOW SPEAK OTHERWISE.
 
WHAT MAJOR BENEFITS: Homeless encampments, garbage strewn parks like Rufus King (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/horrible-conditions-at-rufus-king-park-so-where-is-gjdc-president-hope-knight-jamaica-bid-executive-director-rhonda-binda-on-this-issue-because-we-know-we-will-not-hear-from-our-lousy-local-e/) and Major Mark, each with their homeless encampments and drug addicts, mound of garbage everywhere, pimping out of underage girls in Greater Allen Senior Residence (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/11-days-the-flakes-and-greater-allen-church-have-made-no-comment-about-underage-girl-being-pimped-out-of-greater-allen-cathedral-senior-residence-for-four-months-plus-some-new-info-arises/), rapes are up with the most disturbing story of the gang rape of a mother of two that made the front cover of The Daily  News this morning (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/like-one-needs-another-fucking-reason-to-hate-ghetto-jamaica-mother-of-two-viciously-beaten-robbed-at-gun-point-and-raped-by-five-hood-rats/), dozens of homeless shelters all over, drug clinics with out of control clients, thug auto body shops making a mess of public sidewalks and streets, not too mention the assaults, robberies, shootings and killings, like the recent triple shooting at July 4th house party in Jamaica, that killed two people (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/hiatus-is-over-for-the-time-being-now-back-to-the-bullshit-that-jamaica-and-this-city-has-to-offer-police-killing-holiday-shootings-killings-asshole-ruben-wills-and-other-nonsense/).
 
Exactly how delusional are you folks, huh, Ms. Knight and what planet on you all living on:
 
“I think that the Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was brilliant in creating this platform to support the changes already happening in Jamaica,” said Hope Knight, president and CEO of GJDC. “It is a systematic way to measure the progress of many actions in a coordinated way.”
AND is that the Jamaica Action Plan which has Rev. Floyd Flake on it, the Rev. Floyd Flake whose Greater Allen Senior Residence on Merrick Blvd, was the sight of a 15 year old girl who was kidnapped and pimped out for FOUR MONTHS in this place, while NO ONE has made a comment on this.
SURE, keep on believing in unicorns, the rest of know THE REAL DEAL OF JAMAICA, not the bullshit being shoved at us.

Up and Coming Jamaica, a community in crisis.

ILLEGAL Sidewalk Party almost every weekend on 90 Ave by 169th St

Homeless Drug Addicts in love.

Joseph Gilbert was arrested for allegedly kidnapping and forcing a 15-year-old girl into prostitution from inside the Allen Cathedral Senior Residence in Queens. (Google Maps Street View). This is Rev. Floyd “Big Daddy” Flakes place.

Over a million dollars and you would think this is some little kid playing the slums of Calcutta.

BAD Wills

Sutphin Blvd between Jamaica Ave and 90th Ave

FUCKING GONE……………

The running of the bulls in downtown Jamaica

The James Fobb Estate

The future of Jamaica

168 pl at 90 ave in downtown Jamaica

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.

I mean only fucking ghetto savages live like this and black communities wonder why no one respects those communities. I mean come, on look how some folks live.

HORRIBLE CONDITIONS AT RUFUS KING PARK – SO WHERE IS GJDC PRESIDENT HOPE KNIGHT & JAMAICA BID EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RHONDA BINDA ON THIS ISSUE, BECAUSE WE KNOW WE WILL NOT HEAR FROM OUR LOUSY LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS ON THIS

$2.2 million dollars dumped into Rufus King Park for it to look some ghetto third world dump courtesy of our vibrant, diverse, homeless, drug addict and ghetto slobs whom our elected officials like Queens BP Katz, Councilman Miller & Lancman, Assembly Member Hyndman and Senator Comrie will never call out on their bullshit especially during election time, but none of them would ever comment on the condition of Rufus King Park period. OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND

But here at CLEANUP JAMAICA QUEENS, we deal in REALITY, TRUTH, FACTS, PHOTOS, EVIDENCE.

But I would at least expect some vocals from non-elected officials like Greater Development President Hope Knight and her crew there or Rhonda Binda, Executive Director of Jamaica BID, since these groups are responsible for the betterment of Jamaica and are actually trying very hard, but is such an uphill battle since probably at least 50% of the Jamaica population are low-class ghetto slobs and the continuous dumping of homeless shelters and that element into the downtown area (notice how both Rufus King Park & Major Mark Park are becoming outdoor homeless shelters). AND what about so-called other people who call themselves “community activists” or “community advocates”.  I hear some folks from Jamaica say that term to describe themselves, yet NEVER hear them on the quality of life issues except the one true community activist, Pamela Hazel.

NEWSFLASH: If all the Jamaica development happening is just going to bring in this same element, there is no HOPE (no pun intended) for the future of Jamaica. AND let’s be real and honest, just like the Harlem renaissance, if you can not attract middle to upper middle class white people, game over. PLUS, you certainly are not going to attract quality families with school age kids, since the Jamaica area schools are some of the worst in the borough and city, with low graduation rates, high percentage of students not able to speak proper English and  many graduating with 5th grade reading skills. You really want to be considered a “Diverse” community, bring in or at least attract the white, because the black & brown certainly have not been doing any kind of bang up job at all in helping the improvement of the community.

So below is the wonderful Rufus King Park in all its glory. With the exception of St. Albans Park, the other parks rank as pretty shitty due to litter/garbage in this order of SHIT:

  1. Major Mark Park
  2. Rufus King Park
  3. Roy Wilkins Park
  4. Baisley Pond Park

So try using Rufus King Park as a selling point to live here in downtown Jamaica and feel free to use the below photos for your brochures.

Photos from SE Queens resident, The Philster, who has provide plenty of trashy, ghetto nonsense, third world crap photo for this blog.