ROYAL WASTE MUST GO FROM JAMAICA – COME ON ELECTED OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS, TIME TO TOSS THIS POISONOUS AND VERY BAD THUG NEIGHBOR TO THE CURB UNLESS YOU APPROVE OF POISONING CHILDREN OF COLOR & CONDONE IT, WHICH YOU OBVIOUSLY DID WHEN YOU GAVE THE GO AHEAD FOR THE PLACEMENT ON IT IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA

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:

THREE WORKS DIE IN TOXIC WELL AT ROYAL WASTE IN JAMAICA:

CROOKED COUNCILMAN RUBEN WILLS TIES WITH POLLUTING ROYAL WASTE IN JAMAICA:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/indicted-queens-councilman-slams-proposal-hurts-donor-article-1.2217629

ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM WITH DUMPS LIKE ROYAL WASTE:

http://queenstribune.com/a-conversation-about-environmental-justice/

WHERE ARE ALL THE LOCAL JAMAICA ELECTED OFFICIALS, CHURCH LEADERS AND OTHER COMMUNITY LEADERS WHEN IT COMES TO POISONOUS, POLLUTING ROYAL WASTE:

http://www.qchron.com/editions/queenswide/march-seeks-worker-environmental-rights/article_c197b73f-2bdf-50f8-81db-ee6c44008cf1.html

ROYAL WASTE THUG VICE PRESIDENT, MIKE REALI FLAT OUT LIES ABOUT HOW THEY PRIDE THEMSELVES AND ARE INVESTED IN THE JAMAICA COMMUNITY:

http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2017/9/jamaicadump_2017_03_03_q.html

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!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g31co-I1CsI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXBeQgUOrdk

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.

UNHAPPY & ANGRY JAMAICA RESIDENTS AT DOT MEETING – WE NEED MORE FOLKS TO HELP MAKE CHANGE, A FEW CANNOT DO IT

The below photo says it all about a few Jamaica folks who are FUCKING PISSED about how Jamaica gets shit on from the Mayor & Queens BP to city agencies, like DOT, and elected officials. Forgot about the hood rats, they thrive because of the powers that be who DO SHIT and constantly DUMP SHIT in the community of Jamaica.

Doesn’t matter your ethnic background, your religion, your political affliation or if you are PC or not, we all have the same goal, TO CLEAN UP JAMAICA & FORCE THE POWERS TO BE TO DO SOMETHING and by that I don’t mean another fucking useless study on shit we already fucking know.

ORGANIZE FOLKS, GET MAD, GET VOCAL, just DO SOMETHING, unless you love living in a garbage strewn, community with poor leadership, fucking nonsense and a major poisonous polluter, Royal Waste and all their goomba fucking trucks.

ENOUGH!!!

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From Queens Press:

Frustration Boils Over at Jamaica DOT Meeting

3-DOT

Photo by Trone Dowd
Constituents and community leaders told the DOT that they are not happy with the lack of immediate results to a more than year-long study. 

BY TRONE DOWD

Southeast Queens residents sick and tired of not seeing substantial results after months of studies conducted by the city Department of Transportation along Jamaica’s most congested traffic corridors made their voices loud and clear on Monday evening following a presentation of proposed short term, traffic reducing solutions for the neighborhood.

The two-hour presentation took place at the Harvest Room, located on Jamaica Avenue and 161st Street. The presentation was proposed as the latest stop gap in the long-term plan to overhaul Jamaica’s severe traffic problems that have caused lengthy backups of drivers, dangerous conditions for pedestrians and strained bus lines that run through the neighborhood. The plan has been a continuous back and forth between the community and the DOT since November 2015.

“We are here to report back to you what our studies found, and generate specific recommendations of improvement measures to address some of the challenges we see in downtown Jamaica,” DOT Deputy Director Michael Griffin said.

But what the DOT found was a number of problem sites throughout the catchment area, which included everything from Linden Boulevard to Union Turnpike and 130th Street to Farmers Boulevard. The agency looked at land use, pedestrian safety, public transit usages, traffic and more, identifying key aspects contributing to the long-standing issue. Solutions included converting 150th Street between Hillside and Archer avenues into a two-way street, installing an Access-A-Ride stop along Union Hall Street, converting 91st Ave between 146th Street and Sutphin Boulevard to an eastbound street to address congestion and a number of other small improvements.

Despite these proposals, residents who have been awaiting substantial change to the area rejected the minor upgrades that are scheduled to be implemented this summer, saying that real issues such as illegal commuter vans and mismanagement of bus routes were going completely over the heads of DOT members.

“Nowhere in [this presentation] did I see MTA mentioned,” said lifelong resident Vanessa Sparks. “It would seem to me that you can’t have a conversation about transportation without the MTA being at the table, especially since this is such a huge bus area.”

Sparks said that the dollar vans used to alleviate the demand for better bus service were “a disaster waiting to happen.” She added that, this week, she witnessed four fire trucks with alarms blaring getting stuck in Jamaica rush hour traffic.

“That is a death sentence and it is all because of the illegal dollar cars,” she said. “I think you may want to reopen this up and get some more current data that already exists and get the MTA at the table for us to do this again because this is not going to work. Short from a miracle from God, this is not going to work.”

Michelle Keller, who is the transportation chairwoman of Community Board 12, said that she was disheartened by Saturday’s presentation.

“Other than six or seven new slides, this is the same presentation that you showed us in December and February,” Keller told the DOT. “I’m not seeing any resolutions. I thought I would hear something about pedestrian plazas. You’re studying this thing to death and you’re singing to the choir. You came to myself, the chairwoman and the district manager [of CB 12] when we asked to meet with you and the commissioner and I still don’t see a comprehensive plan. We don’t even have renderings of what Downtown Jamaica would look like after these changes you’re talking about.

CB 12 District Manager Yvonne Reddick and CB 12 Chairwoman Adrienne Adams, who both attended the presentation, said that they stood united with constituents and fellow board members.

Another constituent brought up Royal Waste, a waste plant in Jamaica that processes approximately one-fourth of all the trash in the city, and said that its trucks that are often seen traveling the streets of Southeast Queens damage roads, cause pollution and block roadways.

“Trucks are a big disaster in this area,” said community activist and resident Joe Moretti, who added that he was flabbergasted that the DOT hadn’t identified the kind of issues that most residents see every day on their daily commutes. “That horrible neighbor we have, Royal Waste. I don’t know what idiot allowed that place to be put there, but it should have never been put in a downtown area right near residential. Until that place disappears, we will continue to have a truck problem.”

Councilman Miller ensured constituents that he would get the MTA to come to Downtown Jamaica to discuss transportation reform in greater detail sometime in the near future.

Councilman Miller ensured constituents that he would get the MTA to come to Downtown Jamaica to discuss transportation reform in greater detail sometime in the near future.

Three weeks ago, the Press of Southeast Queens reported that Royal Waste has been ruining the quality of life for nearby residents along Liberty Avenue, which is a longstanding issue that local leaders and elected officials alike have been combating.

“DOT and local law enforcement need to address that local truck situation,” Moretti continued. “Why you would have Merrick Boulevard and 168th as a truck route is beyond comprehension. Would you see a street in Forest Hills in their little downtown section have trucks going through it? Everything gets dumped on in this neighborhood.”

Moretti was just one of many residents who brought up longstanding issues that were not mentioned in the DOT’s study. Others expressed frustration with the lack of involvement from the MTA during the meetings. Councilman I. Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) told frustrated constituents that he would make sure that the MTA meets with residents in the near future, so that they can hear the qualms directly from commuters.

Griffin ensured the Press of Southeast Queens that the comments made during Monday’s meeting would make its way back to the DOT’s office for consideration. He also said that while he understands that residents are frustrated, they should understand that these short-term goals are meant to set the groundwork for bigger changes to come once the long-term study is completed.

“They seem to be most frustrated with transit,” he said. “They may not be getting the best out of us as a result.”

As of this writing, the DOT is looking to start making short-term changes this summer and long-term changes that involve construction projects and manpower well into 2026.

BAD ROYAL WASTE: JAMAICA’S OWN VERSION OF FLINT MICHIGAN – BAD NEIGHBOR ROYAL WASTE SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF RESIDENTIAL AREA SLOWLY POISONING THIS COMMUNITY AND HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO CONTINUE FOR YEARS – TIME TO TOSS THIS NEIGHBOR OUT FOR GOOD

Royal Waste Disaster at the 170th Street/Douglas location where 3 workers were killed by toxic chemicals in 2009

Royal Waste Disaster at the 170th Street/Douglas location where 3 workers were killed by toxic chemicals in 2009

Royal Waste

Royal Waste

This story is worth reporting again, because knowing how things go, it will be pushed back to the shadows and forgotten about.  Royal Waste has been slowly poisoning nearby residents since they were given a go-ahead (BY WHO???) years ago to be placed smack in the middle of a residential area, near hundreds of homes with children and elderly, a NYCHA Senior Citizen Apartment building and Detective Kieth Williams Park, where familes, children and young play.CAN you imagine this to be allowed in FOREST HILLS, yet I have NOT heard one word from Queens BP Melinda Katz or her predecessor Helen Marshal and not one word from the long time elected officials, Leroy Comrie, who was around when this was given the go-ahead. SPEAK COMRIE, SPEAK. AND where are you media folks from THE DAILY NEWS or what about you COLOR OF COMMUNITY, this should be the top story on your front page.

Royal Waste with it’s awful stench, which I have smelled riding my bike near all the homes by it on 93rd this past summer, all the noise with 24/7 trucks and all the toxins and pollutants being put in the air and in the ground. This place should have never been placed in such close proximity to residents. It belongs in an industrial area from from residents. SHAME on those elected officials who signed off on this over a decade ago. WHO ARE YOU?

Kudos though to Councilman Miller for helping to shine a spotlight on this Jamaica version of Flint Michigan. ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM.

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

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

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

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

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From Queens Press:

Stop The Stench In Jamaica

Something stinks in Jamaica—literally.

Residents living near Liberty Avenue have long been complaining that a garbage processing plant operated by Royal Waste Services Inc. has damaged their quality of life.

The plant, which is located on 168-56 Douglas Ave., and two other plants in the Bronx and Brooklyn process three-quarters of the city’s trash. Homeowners near the site have said that the plant produces unbearable smells, its trucks are loud and tear up streets in the community and air pollution from the site is in close proximity to a heavily utilized park.

Neighbors of the plant have called on Royal Waste to be a better neighbor and we agree with them. There’s no good reason why residents should be forced to keep their windows shut during the summer, when the smells from the plant worsen, or be chased away from a local park due to bad odors.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has said that he wants to transition waste disposal to a more manageable “zoned system” in which neighborhoods would only handle their own trash. A good place to start would be Jamaica, where one Liberty Avenue resident told the Press of Southeast Queens that the smell from Royal Waste often keeps her awake at night.

Obviously, a city as large as New York City will produce a significant amount of garbage and that trash must be processed somewhere. But a single community should not be bearing the brunt of it. If Royal Waste continues to process garbage in Southeast Queens, it should find a way to curb the stench plaguing its neighbors. If not, then the city needs to move forward with a plan to evenly dispose of trash throughout the five boroughs, instead of polluting communities of color.

 

From Queens Chronicle:

March seeks worker, environmental rights

Douglas Avenue in Jamaica hosts a number of trash-related operations

 

Posted: Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 am

Jamaica Industrial Park’s evolving landscape of waste transfer stations along Douglas Avenue in Jamaica is frustrating local residents and safety workers through its daily sanitation routine.

In the past, “if you came within a mile of this place here, all you would smell is Wonder Bread, because this was the Wonder Bread factory, but now, all you smell is garbage,” Councilman Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) told a group on Liberty Avenue last Saturday.

Miller and about 40 people upset with the operations first gathered near Det. Keith L. Williams Park, which often is downwind from the numerous trash haulers and transfer stations one block north on both sides of Douglas Avenue. Miller said it is an ongoing fight for the workers at and the residents around the trash operations.

“It’s an issue of waste transfer equity,” said Miller, who is a co-sponsor of Intro 495-A, a bill to reduce permitted capacity at waste transfer stations in overburdened districts.

The issue of noxious odors, high-volume truck traffic, damaged roads and waste transfer stations are depleting the quality of life for residents including many young children.

“There is no reason why three of four communities in the City of New York are responsible for 75 percent of the garbage,” said Miller.

“Southeast will continue to do its fair share to make this city better, but we will not do more than our fair share,” said Miller. “This is a community of home ownership and the two cannot mutually exist to the point where it continues to grow.”

Miller’s talk was followed with a prayer led by the Rev. Andrew Wilkes of the Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York.

Wilkes emphasized environmental, ecological and workers’ safety just a few hundred yards from Royal Waste, which is in close proximity to residential homes and the site of truck-damaged streets. Part of the group eventually marched to and gathered on Douglas near the company’s premises.

Royal officials could not be reached for comment.

The street damage from high truck traffic has left Douglas Avenue plagued with leachate — contaminated water that has passed through matter or suspended solids. That has caused Douglas Avenue to reek with a foul odor.

Carl Orlando, a worker with Safety Group, a construction safety company, said that Douglas Avenue used to be a “normal street,” but that changed due to high truck traffic.

“I worked for seven different companies in the last four years and I’ve never been paid overtime, and the trucks are not safe,” Orlando said.

Miller said workers in the industry, many of them immigrants, tell him and his staff of serious job-related injuries that they suffer. In 2009, three workers from a sewage company hired by Royal were killed when they were overcome by fumes while clearing a drain.

“I do appreciate them speaking about reducing truck traffic, but I want to see mandatory safety training,” Orlando said.

Adjacent to Royal, Richard Brown, an auto body shop manager, said he also wishes the streets would be fixed.

“I don’t know about the dump — but I know the road is terrible,” Brown said.

“I park my personal car around six blocks [over]; I never bring my personal car on this block,” he added.

From Queens Press:

Jamaica Residents Protest Foul-Smelling Waste Plant

ROYAL-PAIN

BY TRONE DOWD

The stench coming from a garbage processing plant controlled by Royal Waste has all but destroyed the quality of life for some residents along Liberty Avenue in Jamaica, inciting action from upset elected officials, the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance and congregants of the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral.

Members of the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral Church in Jamaica joined city environmentalists to conduct a tour of the Royal Waste Service’s processing plant. Photos by Trone Dowd

Members of the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral Church in Jamaica joined city environmentalists to conduct a tour of the Royal Waste Service’s processing plant.
Photos by Trone Dowd

Last Saturday, those who have firsthand experience living next to one of three processing plants stood united for a “pray-in” at Detective Keith L. Williams Park, calling out Royal Waste for its disregard for the nearby residential area. According to residents, the company has been a consistently bad neighbor to this quiet portion of Jamaica, thanks to unbearable odors that worsen during the summer, loud trucks that have been tearing up local roadways and air pollution in dangerous proximity to the busy park.

The plant, located 168-56 Douglas Ave., is one of three waste transfer stations in the five boroughs. The Jamaica plant, together with the other two located in North Brooklyn and South Bronx, process three-quarters of the city’s trash. This accounts for 745 tons per day, equivalent to 270,000 tons a year, all coincidentally in communities of color.

Toxic runoff known as “leachate,” as seen here, comes from trucks that transfer garbage from the city to the processing station in Jamaica. Eddie Bautista of the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance strongly advised people to wash their shoes before stepping foot in their homes to keep from tracking the harmful chemicals around the house.

Toxic runoff known as “leachate,” as seen here, comes from trucks that transfer garbage from the city to the processing station in Jamaica. Eddie Bautista of the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance strongly advised people to wash their shoes before stepping foot in their homes to keep from tracking the harmful chemicals around the house.

A Jamaica resident who goes by the name of Lancaster moved into the neighborhood five years ago. He told the Press of Southeast Queens that he is often regretful that he purchased a house in this part of Jamaica due to the smell that gets pushed towards nearby homes.

“I wish I would have known,” Lancaster said.

He explained that the stench is not always present, as evident when he was mulling over the purchase. Impressed by the neighborhood’s aesthetics and closeness to both a park and school, the effect that the disposal has on the air was a complete surprise to him.

“When I have barbecues, I have to pray that the smell isn’t too bad,” Lancaster said.

“Imagine trying to explain that to guests.”

Lancaster said that he and many other residents are forced to keep all of their windows closed to avoid the stench from seeping into their homes.

Crystal Ervin, a resident and environmental justice advocate, said that she has been awakened in the middle of the night by the stench.

“I have been fighting this battle for my South Jamaica neighborhood for 17 years,” she said. “It’s a constant fight. This impacts so many people and we need the city to ensure the physical and environmental safety of the community. It’s not just the stench, it’s our health at stake.”

The fight to make garbage distribution more equitable throughout the five boroughs has raged on for years.

During a tour of the nearby facility organized by Greater Allen A.M.E.’s Rev. Andrew Wilkes, toxic runoff known as “leachate” could be seen pooling up on the grounds near the five-block industrial stretch. Protesters and environmental activists from Brooklyn, Southeast Queens and the Bronx complained throughout the tour, called the stench unbearable and reiterated that the odor only worsens in the summer.

“This is not simply an issue of environmental justice, it has political dimensions,” Wilkes said. “This has moral and spiritual underpinnings. We should be able to enjoy an environment without having to worry about our lungs being polluted. We want to uplift any and all solutions to this problem.”

City leaders have been looking into measures to smoothly transition away from overburdening small communities with a majority of the city’s garbage. In 2014, legislation was introduced by the City Council to enforce garbage processing equity. Councilmen Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton), Danny Dromm (D-Jaskson Heights), Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) and I. Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) all co-sponsored the action.

“One community should not be responsible for handling such a large proportion of the city’s waste,” Miller said. “Residents in Southeast Queens continue to face unsafe and unhealthy conditions because of the many waste transfer stations near our parks, homes and schools, and we need a fair share policy that relieves us of this burden.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has also said that he wants to transition waste disposal to a more manageable zone system, making neighborhoods handle their own trash and not others. He has not made any effort to make this a reality.

There have been concerns about the safety of sanitation workers at the site for about a decade. In 2009, three workers with the S. Dahan Sewer Specialist company were killed by noxious fumes at the Jamaica waste plant after being hired by Royal to unclog a pipe at the bottom of the drywell.

“These businesses also don’t follow the labor practices that are necessary to keep these workers safe or give them the opportunity to support their families with fair wages,” Miller said.

Despite these incidents, however, Royal says that it has the community’s interests in mind every step of the way. In fact, Royal Vice President Mike Reaki responded to claims that the stench has lowered the quality of life in the surrounding neighborhoods.

“Royal Waste is from and for the community,” Reaki said. “Our owners and our staff are also from this community. Ninety-five percent of our staff live locally in the community. We provide high paying, high quality union jobs with full benefits and we often hire New Yorkers who face barriers to employment. Royal Waste is tremendously invested in the well-being and vitality of the community that we call home. We operate a facility according to all regulations set forth by city, state and federal regulators. We pride ourselves on the continuous raising and improving our safety and environmental standards.”

From Queens Times Ledger:

Queens leaders hold a ‘pray in’ at Jamaica dump

Jamaica residents hold hands at a “pray in” protesting the local dump.

Jamaica leaders held a ”pray in” at a notorious dump site in southeast Queens.

Protesters gathered outside 173rd Street and Liberty Avenue Saturday in front of the waste transfer station owned by Royal Waste Services before taking a tour of the grounds. The dump site is directly across the street from a park and residential homes.

The demonstrators claimed it was unfair that they were subjected to terrible smells and unclean air. They said low-income communities of color bear the burden of housing dumps and that workers at Royal Waste, most of whom live in the community, are treated unfairly.

The privately held company handles residential and commercial trash and has a recycling operation.

Legislation has been introduced that would cap the amount of trash that can be processed in one community. The de Blasio administration is transitioning New York to a zone system for commercial waste. Royal Waste is no stranger to controversy. Sanitation workers throughout the years have accused the company of labor abuses and between 2006 and 2009 four workers died on the Jamaica Royal Waste site.

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.”

A bus filled with parishioners from the Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral of New York and community members arrived at the site along with Rev. Andrew Wilkes and Councilman Daneek Miller (D- St. Albans).

The protestors held hands in a prayer circle where Wilkes said a prayer for the community.

“Environmen­tal racism pollutes God’s creation while burdening New York City’s communities of color with a disproportionate amount of trash,” he said. “The issue is an urgent matter of pastoral care. Congregates of Allen Cathedral often lament the danger of their children encountering fumes from the commercial waste tucks parked next to schools, homes and playgrounds.”

Eddie Bautista, executive director at New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, said lower income neighborhoods in the South Bronx, North Brooklyn and southeast Queens are being exposed to an overwhelming amount of fumes and it is up to them to unite and make sure the dump companies change.

“When it comes to commercial waste, we can’t have 200 companies converging on three or four communities,” he said. “We need to have these companies transform and create a new system, a system where they have to compete with each other not just for who makes the most money picking up the garbage, but which company treats the community and their workers the best. We don’t have to get the low hanging fruit anymore, those days are behind us. This is a city that talks a lot about equity, justice. We know now that the fight in DC is going to be a long one. None of us are afraid of long and hard fights, especially the African-American community that knows about long and hard fights.”

Miller and Wilkes led a tour of the grounds and the smell immediately overwhelmed the group. Residents were quick to remind everyone that in the summer that was the smell residents woke up to on a daily basis.

“This city and my colleagues talk a lot about justice and equity,” Miller said. “There is no reason why three, four communities in New York are responsible for 75 percent of the garbage. We just don’t want all the bad and negative things to be dropped in our community. Today we’re talking about environmental justice.

 

 

 

MORE PRESS ON JAMAICA POLLUTING ROYAL WASTE SERVICE WHICH WAS DUMPED IN DOWNTOWN AREA & IS POISON PEOPLE OF COLOR

It is finally good to see some more press from the local media on this totally obnoxious, foul smelling and poisonous Royal Waste that has MAJOR detrimental effects on this community, especially those that live nearby and have to do with the smell, noise and truck traffic from the awful business that NEVER should have been given a red light to operate so close to residents and a park.

Maybe with some church goers from Rev. Flake’s church some action will happen, but again, WHO GAVE THE GO AHEAD TO PUT THIS HERE and WHY hasn’ this been picked up from the media before, hell, I have been reporting on this since I got here in 2010 on the very blog.

ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM in Jamaica Queens, but then is anyone surprised by this bullshit.

FOLKS, you need to keep up the fight!

AND NO, GOOMBA Royal Waste Vice President Mike Reaki, ROYAL WASTE has NOT been a good neighbor at all, you are FUCKING PRICKS!!!

How many waste facilities in your community GOOMBA MIKE?

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From Queens Press:

Jamaica Residents Protest Foul-Smelling Waste Plant

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BY TRONE DOWD

The stench coming from a garbage processing plant controlled by Royal Waste has all but destroyed the quality of life for some residents along Liberty Avenue in Jamaica, inciting action from upset elected officials, the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance and congregants of the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral.

Members of the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral Church in Jamaica joined city environmentalists to conduct a tour of the Royal Waste Service’s processing plant. Photos by Trone Dowd

Members of the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral Church in Jamaica joined city environmentalists to conduct a tour of the Royal Waste Service’s processing plant.
Photos by Trone Dowd

Last Saturday, those who have firsthand experience living next to one of three processing plants stood united for a “pray-in” at Detective Keith L. Williams Park, calling out Royal Waste for its disregard for the nearby residential area. According to residents, the company has been a consistently bad neighbor to this quiet portion of Jamaica, thanks to unbearable odors that worsen during the summer, loud trucks that have been tearing up local roadways and air pollution in dangerous proximity to the busy park.

The plant, located 168-56 Douglas Ave., is one of three waste transfer stations in the five boroughs. The Jamaica plant, together with the other two located in North Brooklyn and South Bronx, process three-quarters of the city’s trash. This accounts for 745 tons per day, equivalent to 270,000 tons a year, all coincidentally in communities of color.

Toxic runoff known as “leachate,” as seen here, comes from trucks that transfer garbage from the city to the processing station in Jamaica. Eddie Bautista of the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance strongly advised people to wash their shoes before stepping foot in their homes to keep from tracking the harmful chemicals around the house.

Toxic runoff known as “leachate,” as seen here, comes from trucks that transfer garbage from the city to the processing station in Jamaica. Eddie Bautista of the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance strongly advised people to wash their shoes before stepping foot in their homes to keep from tracking the harmful chemicals around the house.

A Jamaica resident who goes by the name of Lancaster moved into the neighborhood five years ago. He told the Press of Southeast Queens that he is often regretful that he purchased a house in this part of Jamaica due to the smell that gets pushed towards nearby homes.

“I wish I would have known,” Lancaster said.

He explained that the stench is not always present, as evident when he was mulling over the purchase. Impressed by the neighborhood’s aesthetics and closeness to both a park and school, the effect that the disposal has on the air was a complete surprise to him.

“When I have barbecues, I have to pray that the smell isn’t too bad,” Lancaster said.

“Imagine trying to explain that to guests.”

Lancaster said that he and many other residents are forced to keep all of their windows closed to avoid the stench from seeping into their homes.

Crystal Ervin, a resident and environmental justice advocate, said that she has been awakened in the middle of the night by the stench.

“I have been fighting this battle for my South Jamaica neighborhood for 17 years,” she said. “It’s a constant fight. This impacts so many people and we need the city to ensure the physical and environmental safety of the community. It’s not just the stench, it’s our health at stake.”

The fight to make garbage distribution more equitable throughout the five boroughs has raged on for years.

During a tour of the nearby facility organized by Greater Allen A.M.E.’s Rev. Andrew Wilkes, toxic runoff known as “leachate” could be seen pooling up on the grounds near the five-block industrial stretch. Protesters and environmental activists from Brooklyn, Southeast Queens and the Bronx complained throughout the tour, called the stench unbearable and reiterated that the odor only worsens in the summer.

“This is not simply an issue of environmental justice, it has political dimensions,” Wilkes said. “This has moral and spiritual underpinnings. We should be able to enjoy an environment without having to worry about our lungs being polluted. We want to uplift any and all solutions to this problem.”

City leaders have been looking into measures to smoothly transition away from overburdening small communities with a majority of the city’s garbage. In 2014, legislation was introduced by the City Council to enforce garbage processing equity. Councilmen Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton), Danny Dromm (D-Jaskson Heights), Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) and I. Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) all co-sponsored the action.

“One community should not be responsible for handling such a large proportion of the city’s waste,” Miller said. “Residents in Southeast Queens continue to face unsafe and unhealthy conditions because of the many waste transfer stations near our parks, homes and schools, and we need a fair share policy that relieves us of this burden.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has also said that he wants to transition waste disposal to a more manageable zone system, making neighborhoods handle their own trash and not others. He has not made any effort to make this a reality.

There have been concerns about the safety of sanitation workers at the site for about a decade. In 2009, three workers with the S. Dahan Sewer Specialist company were killed by noxious fumes at the Jamaica waste plant after being hired by Royal to unclog a pipe at the bottom of the drywell.

“These businesses also don’t follow the labor practices that are necessary to keep these workers safe or give them the opportunity to support their families with fair wages,” Miller said.

Despite these incidents, however, Royal says that it has the community’s interests in mind every step of the way. In fact, Royal Vice President Mike Reaki responded to claims that the stench has lowered the quality of life in the surrounding neighborhoods.

“Royal Waste is from and for the community,” Reaki said. “Our owners and our staff are also from this community. Ninety-five percent of our staff live locally in the community. We provide high paying, high quality union jobs with full benefits and we often hire New Yorkers who face barriers to employment. Royal Waste is tremendously invested in the well-being and vitality of the community that we call home. We operate a facility according to all regulations set forth by city, state and federal regulators. We pride ourselves on the continuous raising and improving our safety and environmental standards.”

 

WOW – COUNCILMAN MILLER LEADER & MEMBERS OF GREATER A.M.E CHURCH HELD “PRAYER IN” OF NOTORIOUS POISONOUS ROYAL WASTE SITE THAT I HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT FOR YEARS – YOU MEAN SOME FOLKS ARE GROWING BALLS NOW

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.

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.

Royal Waste Disaster at the 170th Street/Douglas location where 3 workers were killed by toxic chemicals in 2009

Royal Waste Disaster at the 170th Street/Douglas location where 3 workers were killed by toxic chemicals in 2009

Royal Waste

I AM SHOCKED TO FINALLY READ THE BELOW ARTICLE, I mean what took so fucking long.

If some of you reading this have been following this blog for some time, you know that I have brought up many times about the poisonous waste facility, Royal Waste, that is right in the downtown Jamaica area near hundreds of homes, a senior citizen apartment building and right across from Detective Keith Williams Park and all those waste trucks that drive illegally on residential streets making all kind of noise and throwing even more pollution in the air with their diesel fuel trucks. In fact this has been a huge project of mind to question why such a site was allowed to be placed in this community from the get go, not to mention what a horrible neighbor this business REALLY is. In fact I wrote for the umpteenth time, not that long ago about this place (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/really-the-city-needs-to-spend-money-to-work-with-jamaica-residents-to-improve-their-health-while-in-the-meantime-a-poisonous-waste-facility-royal-waste-keeps-on-truckin-in-the-downtown-area/).

So you mean Councilman I. Daneek Miller and members of the Greater Allen A.M.E. church are finally waking up to an issue that I have been bringing up since I moved here. WHAT GIVES. I mean this place has been here for long over a decade way before Miller was even involved in politics BUT his predecessor, now Senator Leroy Comrie, stood by idly letting this happen way back. NOTICE that Comrie did not appear at this “prayer in” as neither did any of the other SE Queens elected official, including crooked Councilman Ruben Wills, who has taken campaign contributions from this company and has attempted to stop proposals to break waste companies up into smaller ones spread out evenly in communities (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/indicted-queens-councilman-slams-proposal-hurts-donor-article-1.2217629). AND I certainly do not see any comment from Queens Borough President Katz on this issue, which I have brought up to her and Borough Hall for years and have gotten not one response. AND Times Ledger and especially reporter Gina Martinez, if you are the professional you should be, WHY, did you not question when this place was dumped here, WHY it was dumped here and who all was involved in the say so from this community, which elected officials and other so-called leaders of this community allowed this to happen.

So folks are slowing waking up to “ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM” – a FACT, not an alternative fact or a made up thing.

Of course this poisonous company and VP Mike Reali,  attempts to justify it being here and talks about how it is “invested in the well-being and vitality of the community”:

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.”

REALLY MIKE, FUCK YOU. You did SHIT, when your fucking trucks were driving illegally on my residential street for years 24/7 making all kind of noise until my thousands of complaints, media attention and the crack-down by 103rd precinct ended it. YET you did not stop on your own even when I reached out to your company several times on my own. AND explain to me just how a poisonous waste facility that spews all kind of toxins and pollutants is INVESTED IN THE WELL-BEING of the community. I mean are you aware that Jamaica has one of the highest rates of Asthma in NYC and that ROYAL WASTE is one of the contributors to this.  OH and one more thing, would YOU allow your waste facility to be placed near your block or in your community. ANSWER THAT ONE GOOMBA MIKE.

BUT Miller, A.M.E members, just don’t let it end here, you MUST KEEP UP THE FIGHT AND PRESSURE. And your next project is to tackle those thug auto body shops that have taken over Merrick Blvd right near A.M.E church and have turned that area into the new Willets Points with all their junked and unlicensed vehicles parked all over the streets and sidewalks, which is also near residential homes and which they also spill their poisonous vehicle fluids all over the place.

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

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

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From Queens Times Ledger:

Queens leaders hold a ‘pray in’ at Jamaica dump

Jamaica residents hold hands at a “pray in” protesting the local dump.

 

Jamaica leaders held a ”pray in” at a notorious dump site in southeast Queens.

Protesters gathered outside 173rd Street and Liberty Avenue Saturday in front of the waste transfer station owned by Royal Waste Services before taking a tour of the grounds. The dump site is directly across the street from a park and residential homes.

 The demonstrators claimed it was unfair that they were subjected to terrible smells and unclean air. They said low-income communities of color bear the burden of housing dumps and that workers at Royal Waste, most of whom live in the community, are treated unfairly.

The privately held company handles residential and commercial trash and has a recycling operation.

Legislation has been introduced that would cap the amount of trash that can be processed in one community. The de Blasio administration is transitioning New York to a zone system for commercial waste. Royal Waste is no stranger to controversy. Sanitation workers throughout the years have accused the company of labor abuses and between 2006 and 2009 four workers died on the Jamaica Royal Waste site.

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.”

A bus filled with parishioners from the Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral of New York and community members arrived at the site along with Rev. Andrew Wilkes and Councilman Daneek Miller (D- St. Albans).

The protestors held hands in a prayer circle where Wilkes said a prayer for the community.

“Environmen­tal racism pollutes God’s creation while burdening New York City’s communities of color with a disproportionate amount of trash,” he said. “The issue is an urgent matter of pastoral care. Congregates of Allen Cathedral often lament the danger of their children encountering fumes from the commercial waste tucks parked next to schools, homes and playgrounds.”

Eddie Bautista, executive director at New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, said lower income neighborhoods in the South Bronx, North Brooklyn and southeast Queens are being exposed to an overwhelming amount of fumes and it is up to them to unite and make sure the dump companies change.

“When it comes to commercial waste, we can’t have 200 companies converging on three or four communities,” he said. “We need to have these companies transform and create a new system, a system where they have to compete with each other not just for who makes the most money picking up the garbage, but which company treats the community and their workers the best. We don’t have to get the low hanging fruit anymore, those days are behind us. This is a city that talks a lot about equity, justice. We know now that the fight in DC is going to be a long one. None of us are afraid of long and hard fights, especially the African-American community that knows about long and hard fights.”

Miller and Wilkes led a tour of the grounds and the smell immediately overwhelmed the group. Residents were quick to remind everyone that in the summer that was the smell residents woke up to on a daily basis.

“This city and my colleagues talk a lot about justice and equity,” Miller said. “There is no reason why three, four communities in New York are responsible for 75 percent of the garbage. We just don’t want all the bad and negative things to be dropped in our community. Today we’re talking about environmental justice.

 

WOW, A JAMAICA COUNCILMAN, MILLER, ACTUALLY ACTING LIKE A PUBLIC SERVANT – WANTS TO PUT A STOP TO CONSTANT PARKING ON RESIDENTIAL STREETS BY COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

The problem has been that this issue was allowed to fester for so fucking long (like every other damn quality of life issue), especially in places like Jamaica and SE Queens. Knowing that this is such a MAJOR issue in Jamaica, why didn’t Councilman Miller’s predecessor, fat slob Leroy Comrie do something about this, I mean Jabba the Hut was in office as council member for 12 fucking years and never stepped up to the plate on this issue.

Just maybe some folks in Jamaica are finally getting fed up with so much nonsense and are hounding Miller. I mean elected officials just don’t do something good for the community all on their own.

This is a fucking no-brainer, so just pass the fucking legislation, but of course there will be some city council-members on the payroll of trucking companies who will come up with some excuse not to pass it, you know someone like dickhead Ruben Wills, the poster boy for ghetto black leaders who don’t give a shit about black communities.Trucks6.19.16 005

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From Queens Courier:

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With the rise in commercial trucks illegally parking on local streets throughout Queens, one Council Member is looking to help local residents get their streets back.

At the Feb. 15 City Council meeting, Council Member I. Daneek Miller introduced a new piece of legislation called Introduction 1473, which would cut the time that commercial vehicles can park in residential communities in half.

Currently, commercial vehicles can park on residential streets for three hours. If the legislation is passed, that time will be cut down to 90 minutes. Police are making efforts to crack down on illegal commercial vehicle parking, but Miller recognizes how difficult this can be to complete.

“Allowing these vehicles to park for three hours weakens enforcement efforts, particularly when officers’ shifts change and cannot truly account for how long a commercial vehicle has occupied the same spot,” said Miller.

Miller cited airport traffic and the recent reconstruction projects throughout Queens to be a part of the problem.

“This hardship will only be augmented as truck traffic increases from our nearby airports, and from the ongoing construction of new residential projects,” said Miller. “The trucks also remain illegally parked and idling overnight, blocking fire hydrants and creating environmental hazards.”

Introduction 1473 is already gaining support from leadership in Community Boards 12 and 13.

“I completely support the legislation being introduced . . . restricting commercial vehicle parking to 90 minutes on New York City streets,” said Yvonne Reddick, Community Board 12 district manager. “Eighteen wheelers and other commercial vehicles have become a serious nuisance for residents of southeast Queens, parking overnight and during daytime hours on our local streets.”

“There are too many instances when trucks – both box and 18-wheelers – are parked overnight within the confines of Queens Community Board 13,” said Mark McMillan, Community Board 13 district manager. “Our streets are not built to accommodate truck parking, and it constitutes an infringement on the quiet enjoyment of the homes in our communities.”Trucks6.19.16 006

 

WHERE IS COMMUNITY BOARD 12 & ELECTED OFFICIALS LIKE KATZ, MILLER, COMRIE, HYDNMAN, DONOVAN & SANDERS AS MERRICK BLVD TURNS INTO THE NEW WILLETS POINT JUNK YARD

Shame on each and every single one of you for NOT addressing this issue which has been going on for a long time and gets worse with each passing day. How can you even call yourself public servants, “leaders” or even care for the community when this is going on right in front of your eyes and some of you have your offices right there like Miller and Hyndman.

Would you see this on Queens Blvd in Forest Hills or in Park Slope, so why see it here. This is even worse than Willets Point, since Willets Points was not smack in the middle of homes, apartments, parks, senior citizens apartment and the highly praised Flake Temple of Cash. THANKS for your contribution to keep Jamaica GHETTO and continuing the concept of black communities are TRASHED. You all have NO BALLS and are so spineless, it is pathetic. I have YET heard one of you address or even bring up this MAJOR Quality of life issue right in your own backyard.

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

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

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Nice job of hiding his face. Asshole.

Nice job of hiding his face. Asshole.

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